Last updated February 22, 2023
These terms tell you the rules for using our website https://www.voicy.network/ (our “Platform”). 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, Zuid-Holland, 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.
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our Platform. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. We may also publish our own content on our Platform (“Voicy Content”) from time to time and we reserve all our rights in such Voicy Content too or, as applicable, those rights of our licensors.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on our Platform must always be acknowledged (except where the content is user-generated).
You must not use any part of the content on our Platform for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or from our licensors.
This Platform may include information and materials created and/or uploaded by other users of the Platform, including without limitation images, graphics, sound clips, videos, audio-visual materials, text and/or links to social media pages, video-sharing websites, bulletin boards and/or chat rooms. This information and these materials have not been verified or approved by us. The views expressed by other users on our Platform do not represent our views or values.
We are not responsible for user-generated content on our Platform. We may moderate or otherwise check such content in some cases, but we are not required to do so. PLEASE NOTE: A condition of users using our Platform is that all users must ensure that the content created by them and uploaded to our Platform complies with our Acceptable Use Policy.
In relation to user-generated content accessible on our Platform, we are acting solely as a mere conduit for the transmission, storage and retrieval of such content. In other words, we may not review content for its legality, tastefulness or its compliance with these terms.
We may rely upon a reporting system whereby users and third parties alike can report user-generated content to us, such as because it is illegal content, it allegedly breaches their intellectual property rights or because it breaches any other of these terms and conditions. A reporting mechanism may be made available for these purposes on our Platform through reporting functionalities built into the Platform, but you can also let us know by contacting us firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will do our best to deal with any complaints as expeditiously as possible, provided always that you give us all the necessary information or like evidence so that we can properly investigate a complaint and take the appropriate steps to address it accordingly.
For the avoidance of doubt, we make no warranty or representations in relation to any user-generated materials, information, including without limitation, any text, graphics, videos, images, sound clips, sound boards, videos and/or any links, accessed through the Platform. All user-generated content available or accessible on the Platform is available ‘as is’ ‘with all faults’ or ‘as available’ with no warranties of any kind being implied in relation to such content. Voicy disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by law, all express, implied and/or statutory warranties, including without limitation, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for purposes, freedom from computer virus, title, and non-infringement of proprietary rights.
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload content to our Platform, or to make contact with other users of our Platform, you must comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
Any content you upload to our Platform will be considered non-confidential and non- proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but you are required to grant us and other users of our Platform a limited licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties. The rights you license to us are described in Rights you are giving us to use material you upload.
We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to our Platform constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on our Platform if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with the content standards set out in our Acceptable Use Policy.
If you wish to contact us in relation to content you have uploaded to our Platform and that we have taken down, please contact email@example.com.
You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.
You must not upload any material that could incite a terrorist offence, solicit any person to participate in terrorist activities, provide instruction on any method or technique for committing a terrorist offence or threaten to commit a terrorist offence.
When you upload or post content to our Platform, you grant us the following rights to use that content:
When you upload or post any content to our Platform you warrant and represent that you have the ability to grant us the above rights.
You also acknowledge and agree that we have no control for how others may use or otherwise disseminate your content on the internet generally. As such we accept no liability on behalf of any such third party use of your content. If you wish to report content on our Platform, please use the reporting functionalities built into our Platform or otherwise please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our moderators will do their best to address any issues.
We do not guarantee that our Platform will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our Platform. You should use your own virus protection software.
You must not misuse our Platform by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Platform, the server on which our Platform is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Platform. You must not attack our Platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Platform will cease immediately.
If you become aware of any material that could comprise or be connected to child sexual abuse or exploitation or that could comprise terrorist content or be connected to terrorism, please contact us immediately on email@example.com.
If you wish to complain about any other content for any other reasons, please use the reporting functions on our Platform (as available) or otherwise please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
We may update and change our Platform from time to time to reflect changes to our products, our users' needs and our business priorities. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any major changes.
Our Platform is made available free of charge.
We do not guarantee that our Platform, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our Platform for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice of any suspension or withdrawal.
We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.
If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at email@example.com.
You shall not conduct, facilitate, authorise or permit any text or data mining or web scraping in relation to our Platform or any services provided via, or in relation to, our Platform. This includes using (or permitting, authorising or attempting the use of):
The provisions in this clause should be treated as an express reservation of our rights in this regard, including for the purposes of Article 4(3) of Digital Copyright Directive ((EU) 2019/790).
This clause shall not apply insofar as (but only to the extent that) we are unable to exclude or limit text or data mining or web scraping activity by contract under the laws which are applicable to us.
The content on our Platform is provided for general information only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which you should rely. You must obtain professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action on the basis of the content on our Platform.
Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our Platform, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our Platform is accurate, complete or up to date.
As part of the functionality of the Platform, you may link your account with online accounts you have with third-party service providers (each such account, a "Third-Party Account") by either: (1) providing your Third-Party Account log in information through the Platform; or (2) allowing us to access your Third-Party Account, as is permitted under the applicable terms and conditions that govern your use of each Third-Party Account. You represent and warrant that you are entitled to disclose your Third-Party Account log in information to us and/or grant us access to your Third-Party Account, without breach by you of any of the terms and conditions that govern your use of the applicable Third- Party Account, and without obligating us to pay any fees or making us subject to any usage limitations imposed by the third-party service provider of the Third-Party Account. By granting us access to any Third-Party Accounts, you understand that (1) we may access, make available, and store (if applicable) any content that you have provided to and stored in your Third-Party Account (the "Social Network Content”) so that it is available on and through the Platform via your account, including without limitation any friend lists and (2) we may submit to and receive from your Third-Party Account additional information to the extent you are notified when you link your account with the Third-Party Account.
Depending on the Third-Party Accounts you choose and subject to the privacy settings that you have set in such Third-Party Accounts, personally identifiable information that you post to your Third-Party Accounts may be available on and through your account on the Platform. Please note that if a Third-Party Account or associated service becomes unavailable or our access to such Third-Party Account is terminated by the third-party service provider, then Social Network Content may no longer be available on and through the Platform. You will have the ability to disable the connection between your account on the Site and your Third-Party Accounts at any time. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS 8 ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENT(S) WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS. We make no effort to review any Social Network Content for any purpose, including but not limited to, for accuracy, legality, or non-infringement, and we are not responsible for any Social Network Content. You acknowledge and agree that we may access your email address book associated with a Third-Party Account and your contacts list stored on your mobile device or tablet computer solely for purposes of identifying and informing you of those contacts who have also registered to use the Platform. You can deactivate the connection between the Platform and your Third-Party Account by contacting us using the contact information below or through your account settings (if applicable). We will attempt to delete any information stored on our servers that was obtained through such Third-Party Account, except the username and profile picture that become associated with your account.
Where our Platform contains links to other platforms, websites and/or resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.
We have no control over the contents of those platforms, websites and/or resources.
Whether you are a consumer or a business user:
If you are a business user:
If you are a consumer user:
THE PLATFORM AND ITS OFFERINGS ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS AND AS- AVAILABLE BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND OUR SERVICES WILL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WE DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, IN CONNECTION WITH THE PLATFORM AND YOUR USE THEREOF, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE PLATFORM’S CONTENT OR THE CONTENT OF ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE PLATFORM AND WE WILL ASSUME NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY (1) ERRORS, MISTAKES, OR INACCURACIES OF CONTENT AND MATERIALS, (2) PERSONAL INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, OF ANY NATURE WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE PLATFORM, (3)ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OF OUR SECURE SERVERS AND/OR ANY AND ALL PERSONAL INFORMATION AND/OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION STORED THEREIN, (4)ANY INTERRUPTION OR CESSATION OF TRANSMISSION TO OR FROM THE PLATFORM OR THE MARKETPLACE OFFERINGS, (5)ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE WHICH MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO OR THROUGH THE PLATFORM BY ANY THIRD PARTY, AND/OR (6) ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT AND MATERIALS OR FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, TRANSMITTED, OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE VIA THE PLATFORM. WE DO NOT WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR 10 OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY THROUGH THE PLATFORM, ANY HYPERLINKED WEBSITE, OR ANY WEBSITE OR MOBILE APPLICATION FEATURED IN ANY BANNER OR OTHER ADVERTISING, AND WE WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. AS WITH THE PURCHASE OF A PRODUCT OR SERVICE THROUGH ANY MEDIUM OR IN ANY ENVIRONMENT, YOU SHOULD USE YOUR BEST JUDGMENT AND EXERCISE CAUTION WHERE APPROPRIATE.
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.