Last updated February 22, 2023
This acceptable use policy sets out the content standards that apply when you upload content to our platform https://www.voicy.network/ (our “Platform”) make contact with other users on our Platform, link to our Platform, or interact with our Platform in any other way. For clarity the term ‘Platform’ also applies to any mobile application owned or operated by us in connection with www.voicy.network.
https://www.voicy.network/ is a site operated by Voicy B.V. ("we"; “us” “our; “Voicy”). We are a company registered in the Netherlands and have our registered office located at Ogier van Cralingenpark 60, Roermond, Rotterdam 3065BB. Our VAT number is NL862967788B01.
We are a user-generated content creation platform which empowers its users to discover, create and share sound clips and sound effects online. Our aim is to revolutionize communication within messaging, social video, streaming and gaming by galvanising new media and providing you with the tools to make it easier, faster, more expressive and fun to create content that you can share with others.
To contact us, please email email@example.com.
If you do not agree to these terms, you must not use our Platform.
We recommend that you print a copy of these terms for future reference.
You must be at least 13 years old in order to use our Platform (unless an alternative minimum age is expressly specified for the particular Game or website). If you are under the age of 18, you must have your parent or legal guardian's consent to use the Platform website and your parent or legal guardian must agree to these terms and conditions.
Our website Terms and Conditions also apply to your use of our Platform.
We amend these terms from time to time. Every time you wish to use our Platform, please check these terms to ensure you understand the terms that apply at that time. These terms were most recently updated on February 22, 2023.
You may not use our Platform:
You also agree:
We may from time to time provide interactive services on our Platform, including, without limitation:
Where we do provide any interactive service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users (and in particular, for children) from third parties when they use any interactive service provided on our Platform, and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive service we provide on our Platform, and we expressly exclude our liability for any loss or damage arising from the use of any interactive service by a user in contravention of our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.
The use of any of our interactive services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian. We advise parents who permit their children to use an interactive service that it is important that they communicate with their children about their safety online, as moderation is not fool proof. Minors who are using any interactive service should be made aware of the potential risks to them.
Where we do moderate an interactive service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator, should a concern or difficulty arise.
We do not store terrorist content.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you contribute to our Platform (Contribution), and to any interactive services associated with it.
The Content Standards must be complied with in spirit as well as to the letter. The standards apply to each part of any Contribution as well as to its whole.
Voicy will determine, in its discretion, whether a Contribution breaches the Content Standards.
A Contribution must:
A Contribution must not:
For the avoidance of doubt, for any Contribution in the form of visual content and/or audio-visual content:
Please ensure that you have the appropriate permissions and consents before you use and/or upload content which contains third party material on our Platform.
Other third parties may have certain intellectual property rights in such third party content which grants them the exclusive right to use that content. Accordingly, it is 6 important that you understand and ensure that you are not using such third party content in a manner which infringes the rights of others.
In some cases, certain uses of third party materials may fall within certain protected exceptions/limitations to copyright. This means that that third party copyright material may be used under legal principles such as ‘fair use’ or ‘fair dealing’ within certain categories of use, such as, but not limited to, for the purposes of quotation, criticism, review caricature, parody and/or pastiche.
We do not check the content that you upload on our Platform for its legality or for whether it contains protected third party materials and under no circumstances are we advising you that your content falls under such permitted exceptions. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to satisfy yourself (by obtaining appropriate professional advice, the appropriate permissions or otherwise) that you can use third party materials in your content under the laws and/or legal principles applicable to your jurisdiction.
You acknowledge and agree that if we receive a complaint that your content allegedly infringes the rights of others, then we are obliged by law to investigate such alleged infringements and take appropriate action to remove infringing content expeditiously.
When we consider that a breach of this acceptable use policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
We exclude our liability for all action we may take in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The actions we may take are not limited to those described above, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate. 7 We operate a takedown procedure for those users or third parties who wish to report any alleged breaches of this acceptable use policy Takedown Policy.
We can transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to any third party, provided this does not adversely affect your rights under these terms.
These conditions are governed by and interpreted following the laws of the Netherlands. If your habitual residence is in the EU, and you are a consumer, you additionally possess the protection provided to you by obligatory provisions of the law in your country to residence. Voicy B.V. and yourself both agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Rotterdam, which means that you may make a claim to defend your consumer protection rights regarding these Conditions of Use in the Netherlands, or in the EU country in which you reside.