I mean, music totally comes from your soul.
- Martin Scorsese

R.A.A.P. Terms & Conditions

IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE

Please read the following information carefully. It sets out the terms and conditions on which RAAP provides access to the RAAP website, including to the password protected section of the website containing the RAAP Member's On-line facilities ("Member's Section") and explains what you can and cannot do with the Member's Section and on the RAAP website generally. References to the RAAP website in this document include the Member's Section of the RAAP website.

These Conditions of Use consist of:

  • the General Conditions of Use of the RAAP website that all users of the RAAP website, are bound by together with;
  • additional Conditions relating to registration for and use of the Member's Section set out below; and
  • the RAAP website Privacy Policy.

together with the registration form displayed and completed by you to access the Member's Section.

Your permission to access and use the RAAP website at any given time, is subject to your acceptance of the Conditions current at that time. By applying for access to the Member's Section and using the Member's Section you agree and are signifying your agreement to be bound by these Conditions.

RAAP may modify these Conditions from time to time, such modifications becoming effective immediately upon posting of the modified Conditions on RAAP's website. By continuing to use the RAAP website following modification of the Conditions you will be deemed to have accepted such modification. If you have any questions in relation to any of the Conditions or this website please email us at info@raap.ie

PRIVACY POLICY

During the course of your participation on this website, including on the Member's Section, we may collect personal information relating to you in the manner described in our privacy policy. You consent to our use, transfer and disclosure of any such information in accordance with our privacy policy.

Description of Member's Section facilities

Your Account in the Member's section will contain:

  • access to the recordings of musical works listed in that Member's name by RAAP
  • royalty statements, consisting of information about the royalties allocated to that Member by RAAP up to the previous payment, and dating back to December 2009.

RAAP uses its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the content of the RAAP website that is generated by RAAP is accurate. However, RAAP is relying upon information supplied by Members to create the content for the Member's Section, and it is the responsibility of each individual Member to ensure that any content relating to them is accurate, and to notify RAAP of any changes. As provided for in the General Conditions of use, RAAP makes no representation and gives no warranty, either express or implied, in relation to the accuracy, validity, currency or completeness of the content.

RAAP reserves the right to amend and/or withdraw any existing facilities in the Member's Section and to introduce new facilities to the Member's Section at any time, at its sole discretion and without notice.

PASSWORD AND SECURITY

You are responsible for the security and proper use of your chosen access password and must take all reasonable steps to ensure that the password is kept confidential and is not disclosed to anybody else. You are required to notify us immediately if your password is lost or misused, or if you have reason to believe that unauthorised access is being or likely to be obtained to your Account or your password. Subject to appropriate security checks, you will be issued with a new password.

You acknowledge that title to the password selected by you in order to allow you to access the Member's Section is and shall remain vested in RAAP.

You are responsible for ensuring that no unauthorised access is obtained to the Member's Section through your Account or your password, whether by other RAAP Members or anyone else. You will be entirely liable for all activities conducted through your Account or your password whether authorised by you or not.

If we have reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of the Member's Section or its content we may change any or all of your password, or security code and notify you accordingly. We also reserve the right to change your password or to suspend or terminate forthwith your right to use the Member's Section if we have reason to believe that your password is being misused.

GENERAL CONDITIONS OF USE OF THE RAAP WEBSITE

RAAP OWNERSHIP OF THE SITE AND YOUR PERMISSION TO USE

The RAAP website is made available to you by the Recorded Artists Actors Performers Ltd. R.A.A.P.. All material made available on this website belongs to RAAP or its licensors. RAAP or its licensors own all the intellectual property and other rights in the content of this website (including text, graphics, button icons, images and audio clips) and the selection and arrangement of that content. This website and these materials are made available to you for your own personal enjoyment. Any commercial use of any content of this website is strictly prohibited.

You may:-

  • download and display pages of this site on a computer screen, PDA or mobile telephone;
  • print individual pages on paper but not photocopy those printouts;
  • store such pages in electronic form but not on any server or storage device connected to a network;
  • e-mail items appearing on the site to a maximum of 5 people.

SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS ON USE OF THE RAAP WEBSITE

Any other use of the RAAP website, or any of its contents, apart from that specifically permitted, is strictly prohibited. In particular, you may not:-

  • incorporate any content from the RAAP website into any other work or publication whether in hard copy or electronic or other form;
  • reproduce, modify, publish or distribute or otherwise make available to the public either in hard copy or electronic form the website or any part of it or its contents without the express permission of RAAP;
  • re-sell or exploit the RAAP website for any advertising or other commercial purpose;
  • impersonate any other person, use a false name or use any other Member's or other user's information to gain admittance to the Member's Section or other facility made available on the RAAP website;
  • misrepresent any affiliation with any person or entity;
  • disguise the origin of content on the RAAP website;
  • upload, post, link or publish any defamatory, harmful, threatening, abusive, offensive, obscene, unlawful or otherwise objectionable material or any material which would be invasive of another person's privacy or otherwise that would infringe another person's rights;
  • upload, post, link or publish material which infringes the copyright or trade marks of any other person, i.e., which reproduces, adapts or makes available to the public any copyright work (including musical works, sound recordings, text, photographs, pictures, articles, videos, logos etc) without the permission of the copyright owner or any material which otherwise infringes any other intellectual property rights of any person;
  • upload, post, link or publish any material containing any form of advertising or promotion of goods or services, or any chain message or "spam" or any bulk communication of any kind;
  • post or transmit any messages that contain software viruses, files or code designated to interfere with, damage, limit the functionality of, or expropriate the RAAP website or any system, program, data or personal information of any person;
  • collect or store any personal data of any other user of the RAAP website;
  • Download any content that you know or reasonably should know, cannot be legally obtained in such manner;
  • Falsify, or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material;
  • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying any public area within the RAAP website;
  • Forge headers, manipulate identifiers or other data in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the RAAP website or to manipulate your presence on the RAAP websites;
  • Interfere with or disrupt the RAAP website, servers or networks;
  • Engage in any illegal activity;
  • Take any action that imposes an unreasonably or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure.

Modification and Monitoring

RAAP reserves the right to monitor and review any material placed on the RAAP website but is not obliged to do so.

RAAP reserves the right (which it may exercise at its sole discretion and without notice) to delete, discontinue, move, modify, edit or restrict access to any part of the Member's Section or any other part of the RAAP website, its contents and the facilities provided at any time. In particular, nothing contained in these Conditions shall limit RAAP's ability to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the RAAP website or any content contributed by you.

SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF ACCESS

RAAP reserves the right to immediately and without notice suspend or terminate your permission to visit the RAAP website or to participate in any of the features of the RAAP website, including the Member's Section and your Account. In particular and without limitation RAAP may exercise its power where RAAP believes:

  • that you have breached any of these Conditions;
  • that any registration information that you have provided is or has become incorrect;
  • that you have violated any applicable law; or
  • that your conduct is dishonest or harmful to RAAP or other visitors to or users of the RAAP website.

The suspension or termination of your ability to visit the RAAP website or to participate in any of the features of the website will be without prejudice to any rights that RAAP may have against you in respect of your breach of these Conditions or otherwise.

Your access to the website, or any part of it, its contents and the facilities provided may occasionally be interrupted or restricted to allow for repairs or maintenance to be carried out or the introduction of new facilities. RAAP will endeavour to restore the relevant access as soon as possible.

LINKS TO AND FROM THIS WEBSITE

The RAAP web site contains links to or from other websites. RAAP is not responsible for the content contained on any such third party website and disclaims all liability and responsibility for any material appearing on any and all third party websites that may be linked from time to time to the RAAP web site.

UNAUTHORISED ACCESS

Unauthorised access to the RAAP website is a breach of these Conditions. You agree not to access the RAAP website by any means other than through the interface that is provided by RAAP for use in accessing the website. You agree not to use any automated means, including without limitation, agents, robots, spiders, or scripts to access, monitor or copy any part of the RAAP website except where this is expressly approved of by RAAP in advance in writing.

INDEMNITY

You are solely responsible for any claims or legal proceedings arising from your actions, and your use of the RAAP website, its content or any of its facilities. You hereby agree to indemnify and hold RAAP and all of our officers, employees, directors, agents and associated partners and licensors, harmless from and against any liability, losses, costs and expenses (including legal fees) incurred by any of them, in connection with any claim, including, but not limited to, claims for copyright infringement, trade mark infringement, and defamation, arising out of

  • your use of the RAAP website, or any part of it;
  • any use or alleged use of your password by any person, whether or not authorised by you;
  • the content, quality or performance of content that you contribute to the RAAP website;
  • your connection to the RAAP website;
  • your violation of these Conditions or
  • your infringement of the rights of any other person.

RAAP reserves the right (but has no obligation) to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to co-operate with our defence of these claims.

INDEMNITY

RAAP reserves the right to assign or subcontract any or all of its rights and obligations under these Conditions. If such assignment or subcontracting takes place, RAAP will name the assignee or subcontractor as the case may be on the home page of the RAAP website.

You may not assign or subcontract your rights or obligations under these Conditions without the prior written consent of RAAP.

SEVERABILITY

If any court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Conditions to be void or unenforceable for any reason, then such provision shall be ineffective to the extent of the court's finding without affecting the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.