THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE (“TERMS”) GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. (“DOLBY”) WEBSITE LOCATED AT DOLBY.COM AND ALL ASSOCIATED SITES OFFERED BY AND/OR LINKED TO DOLBY.COM BY DOLBY, IT’S SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES INCLUDING DOLBY SITES AROUND THE WORLD (COLLECTIVELY, THE “SITE”). THE SITE IS THE PROPERTY OF DOLBY AND ITS LICENSORS. BY USING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS; IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, DO NOT USE THE SITE.
Dolby reserves the right to modify, change, remove or add to these Terms, at any time, at its sole discretion. It is your responsibility to check these Terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to these Terms, will constitute your agreement to such modified Terms.
By agreeing to these Terms, you represent and warrant to Dolby that: (a) you have not previously been suspended or removed from the Site; (b) your registration and your use of the Site is in compliance with any and all applicable laws and regulations; and (c) you are at least thirteen years of age or older. If you are an entity, organization, or company, the individual accepting these Terms on your behalf represents and warrants that they have authority to bind you to these Terms and you agree to be bound by these Terms.
Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to register a user account (including setting up a user name and password) for which you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the Site’s registration forms; and (b) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. Without limiting any other matter contained herein, your access to or use of the Site may be suspended or terminated if Dolby reasonably believes any account information is false, inaccurate or incomplete. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information including your password (or other identifying information), and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your account as a result of your failure to keep your account information secure. You may not assign or transfer your user account to any other person or entity, voluntarily or involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, without Dolby’s express prior written consent, which may be withheld in Dolby’s sole discretion. You may not use anyone else’s account or password at any time without the express permission and consent of the holder of that account or password. You agree to immediately notify Dolby of any unauthorized access to your account, password to other breach of security. You may be held liable for losses incurred by Dolby or any other user of or visitor to the Site due to someone else using your account, user name, password or other identifying information as a result of your failing to keep your account information secure and confidential. Dolby cannot and will not be held liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with these obligations.
All text, graphics, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork and computer code (collectively, “Site Content”), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement of Site Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Dolby, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws, and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. All marks indicated as registered on the Site are registered Dolby trademarks. Except as expressly provided in these Terms, no part of the Site and no Site Content may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, publicly displayed, encoded, translated, transmitted or distributed in any way to any other computer, server, website or other medium for publication or distribution or for any commercial enterprise, without Dolby’s express prior written consent.
Certain features of the Site may permit users to upload, submit, store, send or receive content to or through the Site, including text, code samples, images, photos, sounds, audio, video, or works of authorship (“User Content”) and to publish User Content on the Site. You retain ownership of any copyright and other proprietary rights that you may hold in the User Content. When you upload, submit, store, send or receive User Content to or through our Site, you grant Dolby (and our affiliates and licensees) a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, fully paid right and license (with the right to sublicense) to use, host, store, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, create derivative works (such as those resulting from translations, adaptations or other changes we make so that your Content works better with our Site and services), communicate, publish, publicly display, publicly perform and distribute your User Content, in whole or in part, in any media formats and through any media channels now known or hereafter developed. You are solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing User Content. By uploading, submitting, storing, sending, posting, publishing or sharing User Content, you affirm, represent, and warrant that: (a) you are the creator and owner of the User Content, or have the necessary licenses, rights, and permissions to authorize Dolby to use and distribute your User Content in accordance with the above license; (b) your User Content is accurate, is not fraudulent, misleading, unlawful, inappropriate, or obscene, and does not violate any law or regulation, or constitute false advertising or any other unfair business practice; and (c) your User Content, and the use of your User Content as contemplated by these Terms, does not and will not: (i) infringe, violate, or misappropriate any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; and (ii) slander, defame, libel, or invade the right of privacy, publicity or other property rights of any other person. Dolby is under no obligation to edit or control User Content and expressly disclaims any and all liability in connection with User Content. Dolby may, however, at any time and without prior notice, screen, remove, edit, or block any User Content that in our sole judgment violates these Terms or is otherwise objectionable. If at any time, Dolby chooses, in its sole discretion, to monitor user content, Dolby nonetheless assumes no responsibility or liability for the content or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of such content If notified by a user or content owner that User Content allegedly does not conform to these Terms, Dolby may investigate the allegation and determine in its sole discretion whether to remove the User Content, which Dolby reserve the right to do at any time and without notice.
It is our policy to terminate privileges of any user who repeatedly infringes the copyright rights of others upon receipt of proper notification to us by the copyright owner or the copyright owner’s legal agent. If you are a copyright owner and believe that any User Content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the following process by providing our designated agent with the following in writing:
An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
A description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
A description of where the material, that you claim is infringing, is located on the Site and information reasonably sufficient to permit Dolby to locate the material;
Your address, telephone number, and email address;
A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright or intellectual property owner, its agent, or the law; and
A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the information contained in your report is accurate and that you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on the copyright or intellectual property owner’s behalf.
Dolby’s designated agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as follows:
By Mail: Dolby Laboratories, Inc.
Attn: Legal Department, Copyright Agent
1275 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
By E-Mail: copyright@Dolby.com Subject line: DMCA
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all the requirements of this Section, your notice may not be valid. Upon our receipt of a proper notice of claimed infringement, we will respond expeditiously to remove, or disable access to, the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the User Content in issue.
You agree that you will only use the Site (including features thereof and products or services offered thereon) for their intended purpose. Further, you warrant and agree that in connection with your use of the Site, you shall not: (a) use the Site, any content or other materials on the Site, including Site Content, or any products or services included on or available through the Site for any unlawful purpose; (b) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site, including by means of disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, hacking or defacing any portion of the Site, introducing any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or any other computer code, file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges; (c) impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (d) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute, or in any way exploit, the Site or any content, graphics, music, sounds, information or other material obtained on, through or derived from the Site, including Site Content for any purpose (whether commercial or private); (e) attempt to reverse engineer or otherwise dismantle any or all of any software and/or other intellectual property maintained or otherwise found on the Site; (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or other computer systems through the Site; (g) gather, harvest, “data mine”, collect or store information about the users or content of this Site (other than “bookmarking the Site” as that word is commonly understood), or (h) use the Site for any illegal purpose or in violation of any applicable laws. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site may involve (y) transmissions over various networks; and (z) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Dolby assumes no responsibility for the transmission, deletion or failure to store information submitted by you.
Rules of Conduct
The purpose of the Community is to voluntarily exchange information about Dolby and its products and services. You expressly agree not to use any part of the Community to: post content that is unlawful, malicious, misleading, defamatory, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, vulgar, obscene, libelous, objectionable, inappropriate, improper, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Dolby or a Dolby employee, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person, group or entity; forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content submitted to any part of the Community; post any content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); post any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy rights of any third party; post any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; post any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; act illegally or unethically or use for any illegal or unethical purposes; intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, rule, regulation or policy, including, but not limited to, regulations promulgated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, any rules of any national or other securities exchange, including, without limitation, the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ, and any regulations having the force of law; or collect or store personal data about other users.
You are solely responsible for the content of your computer and any transmissions you make when using the Community.
Posts on any part of the Community may be edited, moved, deleted or removed at any time and for any reason or no reason and without notice by any Dolby employee or representative. Dolby is not obligated to provide you with any reason or explanation for any post being edited, moved, deleted or removed. There is no means of appeal for any post or membership that is edited, moved, deleted or removed from the Community. Dolby reserves the right to temporarily or permanently withdraw Community membership at any time and for any reason or no reason. Dolby is not obligated to provide you with any reason or explanation for any such membership withdrawal. Dolby does not guarantee a response to any post on the Community. Specifically, support issues should be addressed via Dolby’s official support provisions and protocols. You understand that posts on the Community are addressed to your peers and not Dolby and Dolby does not guarantee that any support issue will be addressed on the Community.
Dolby does not make any warranty or guarantee that any information posted on any part of the Community, whether or not such posting is made by a Dolby employee, is accurate, complete or in anyway reliable. Any support issues or questions about Dolby should be addressed via Dolby’s official customer support provisions and protocols. Dolby disclaims any approval or liability related to any comments made on the Community by a user or third party. Community forum posts represent the statements and opinions of the individual third-party users and are not necessarily the opinion of Dolby or its employees, partners and affiliates. Dolby does not approve or disapprove of any Community forum post.