Global Royalty Portal

Universal Music Group
Global Royalty Portal
Terms of Use 

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE.

Last Updated: September 17th, 2014

These terms of use (the “Terms of Use”) are applicable to your use of the Universal Music Group Global Royalty Portal (the “Site”), available at GlobalRoyaltyPortal.umusic.com. By accessing and/or using the Site, you verify that you understand, accept, and agree to these Terms of Use, and that you are legally capable of doing so. If do not wish to be bound or if you are not certain you can comply with the Terms of Use, please exit the Site immediately. “You” means any individual who accesses or uses the Site, as well as any organization, artist, or group on whose behalf you are acting.

The Site is owned by Universal Music Group, Inc. (as context requires, “we,” “our,” or “us”). We may revise these Terms of Use from time to time by updating this posting/page, with the new terms taking effect on the date of posting. By continuing to access and/or use the Site after we post any changes, you verify that you understand, accept, and agree to these Terms of Use, as modified.

Our Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into these Terms of Use (the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use are together sometimes referred to as the “Terms”) and applies to your use of the Site. Please review the Privacy Policy carefully.

1. Use of the Site

We created the Site as a convenient means for you to obtain information relating to the accrual and payment of royalties by Universal Music Group and its affiliated and distributed labels (together, “UMG”). The Site may be used by artists and others who receive payment of royalties by UMG (“Artists”), and under certain circumstances, the Site may be used by authorized representatives of such persons (“Representatives”). No other use of the Site is authorized by UMG, and you agree you will not make or permit another to make any other use of the Site.

You will receive a username and password in order to access your account records within the Site. Only you may use your account. You must keep your username and password confidential and may not authorize anyone else to use them. You must contact us immediately if you suspect misuse of your account, username, or password. You may not access or attempt to access any account on the Site other than your own or that of an Artist for whom you are a Representative.

The Site is designed to enable you to view your royalty statements online and to download copies of them. The Site may provide additional functions, such as means to communicate with UMG.

2. Caution about Site Content and Accuracy

The Site was created as a convenient means for you to obtain information, and we undertake to ensure the accuracy of the content of the Site and your account information. However, there may be information on the Site that is outdated or contains typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions. You agree that your access, use, or reliance on this Site is solely at your own risk. In the event of a conflict between the information available through the Site and UMG’s other internal records, the information contained in UMG’s other internal records will prevail. The Site shall in no way operate to alter your contractual relationship with UMG or the amount of royalties to which you may be entitled.

3. Site Use

You may view and print your royalty information from the Site solely for your own personal purposes. You may not otherwise use, modify, copy, download, store, print, display, perform, distribute or publish any part of the Site or any information from it without our prior written (non-electronic) consent. You may not disassemble, decompile, or reverse engineer the Site or any part of it, nor may you attempt to do so. You may not circumvent any security measures associated with the Site, nor may you attempt to do so. All rights not expressly granted to you under these Terms are reserved.

The Site may not always be available. We reserve the right to change or remove, and restrict or block access to, all or any part of the Site at any time without notice.

4. Copyright and Trademark Notices

The Site is protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws. We, or our licensors, own all information, photographs, screen displays, graphics, text, images, sound files, video and other materials, as well as the selection and arrangement of any materials, provided through the Site, and the look and feel of the Site. We own the UMG trademarks and service marks that are associated with the Site and under which we do business. Third-party company names, product names, service names and logos referenced on the Site, if any, may be the trademarks of their respective owners. You may not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices in the Site or any printout.

5. No Warranties

To the extent permitted by law, we (and our suppliers) make no representations, warranties, or conditions, express, implied or statutory, including without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability, merchantable quality, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement.

6. Disclaimer of Certain Damages

In no event will we or any supplier be liable for any consequential, special, incidental, indirect, or punitive damages, including damages for loss of profits or confidential or other information, business interruption, personal injury, property damage, loss of privacy, failure to meet any duty of good faith or reasonable care, negligence and for any other pecuniary or other loss whatsoever, arising out of, based on, resulting from or in any way related to these Terms or the Site, even if we or any supplier have been advised of the possibility of such damages.

7. Limitation of Liability and Exclusive Remedy

To the extent permitted by law, we and our suppliers’ maximum, aggregate liability to you, and your exclusive remedy under these Terms for any and all damages, injury, property damage, and losses arising from any and all claims and causes of action arising out of, based on, resulting from or in any way related to these Terms, the Site, or your use of the Site will be to recover the actual damages you incur up to ten dollars (U.S. $10.00). To the extent permitted by law, these actual money damages will be your sole remedy.

Each of the limitations of liability in Sections 6 and 7 apply (a) even if any remedy fails of its essential purpose, and (b) without regard to whether damages arise from (i) breach of contract, (ii) breach of warranty, (iii) fault or tort, including negligence and misrepresentation, (iv) strict liability or (v) any other cause of action, to the extent the exclusions and limitations are not prohibited by applicable law. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions of damages may not apply to you.

8. Applicable Law and Forum

The laws of the State of California in the United States, as applicable to contracts entered into and to be wholly performed within such state, govern the interpretation of these Terms and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue in the state and federal courts in Los Angeles County, California for any and all disputes, claims and actions arising from or in connection with the Site and these Terms.

9. Termination

We reserve the right to terminate these Terms and your access to the Site or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and this sentence will survive termination.

10. Notices

We may give you all notices (including legal process) that we are required to give by any lawful method, including by posting notice on the Site or by sending it to any email or mailing address that you provide to us. You agree to keep your email and mailing addresses current and to check for notices posted on the Site. You agree to send us notice by emailing it to info@umusic.com and by sending via postal mail to the following address:

Universal Music Group, Inc.
P.O. Box 3982
North Hollywood, CA 91609
Attention: Legal Notices

11. General

If a court of competent jurisdiction determines that any part of these Terms is invalid or unenforceable, then it shall replace the invalid or unenforceable provision with a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of these Terms will continue in effect. The section titles in these Terms are used only for the parties’ convenience and have no legal or contractual significance. We may assign these Terms, in whole or in part, at any time with or without notice to you. You may not assign these Terms or assign, transfer, or sublicense your rights, if any, in the Site, and any attempt to do so will be void ab initio. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms (including the Privacy Policy) constitute the entire agreement, and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications of any kind, between you and us with respect to the Site.