Privacy Policy

Effective Date: May 1, 2014

This Privacy Policy is applicable to www.Sovas.org, www.ThatsVoiceover.com, www.Voicearts.org and any other site that may be operated by or for Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences (together, the “Websites”). It explains how we collect information from users of the Websites and how we use such information. Your use of the Websites constitutes your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. Please also read our Terms of Use, which govern the basic operation of the Websites.
1. The Information We Collect and Use

A. Non-Personally Identifiable Information

When you visit a Website, we may collect certain data that does not tell us specifically who you are. This is “Non-Personally Identifiable Information.” It includes things like your Internet Protocol (IP) address, browser type, and the last domain you visited before coming to our Website or the domain you go to when you leave. It also includes various statistical data such as which pages you visit on our Websites, how long you stay on them, and what you click.

We may place a “cookie” on your computer. A cookie is a small amount of data, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier, sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Our “preference” cookie expires after thirty (30) days. We may use cookies to keep track of your choice of language and home page preference; to understand your exposure to certain Internet advertisements as you use the Websites, and to gather usage data that will help us generally improve the quality of the Websites. There is a simple procedure in most browsers that allows you to deny or accept cookies. You should note that cookies may be necessary to provide you with certain features on the Websites.

We also may use a small piece of code (sometimes referred to as “1×1 clear pixel,” “Web beacon” or “clear GIF”) placed in the pages of the Websites to help us gather additional information about which parts of the site receive the most visitors and other user traffic patterns, and enable us to administer the site.

No Personally Identifiable Information (see below) is collected through our cookies or Web beacons.

B. Personally Identifiable Information

We also may collect information that can be used to identify you (“Personally Identifiable Information”). We only collect Personally Identifiable Information when you specifically provide it to us. For example, in connection with your use of certain features of the Websites you may be asked to create a user account and provide certain information including your name, email addresses, address, and telephone number. You may also provide User Uploaded Information to the Websites, as described in the Terms of Use, or you may provide information such as your credit card number in connection with the purchase of services or content available through the Websites. When you create a user account with a Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ website and sign in to your account on the Websites or post User Uploaded Information, you are not anonymous to us.

We may use Personally Identifiable Information to fulfill your requests, respond to your inquiries and provide other services, and to alert you to information, offers, or publications in which we think you may be interested. The emails that we send contain links that enable you to “unsubscribe” from such mailings.

We do not sell Personally Identifiable Information or other information you make available to the Websites, or share such information with third parties, except as described below.

From time to time, we may partner with unaffiliated companies or individuals for market research, product development or similar purposes. These companies or individuals may be provided with access to Personally Identifiable Information and Non-Personally Identifiable Information, but we will require by contract that they agree to maintain the confidentiality, security and integrity of such information. We also may subcontract with other companies and individuals to do work on our behalf; they may be provided with access to Personally Identifiable and Non-Personally Identifiable Information, but only as needed to perform their functions.

We may share Personally Identifiable Information with third parties, who may contact you to offer products and services. At any time, you can contact Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ at 212-269-0700 and terms@sovas.org to request that we not share your Personally Identifiable Information with third parties.

We may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties in connection with a corporate transaction where all or a portion of our business (e.g., a portion that includes our customer lists) is sold or transferred. We also may disclose your Personally Identifiable Information if disclosure is required by law or as part of a lawsuit or government investigation or proceeding, or in order to permit us to exercise or preserve our legal rights or take action regarding potentially illegal activities or to protect the safety of any person.

2. Data Security

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ cannot ensure or warrant the security or privacy of any information you transmit to us. We attempt to follow policies and procedures that will protect against unauthorized access to your Personally Identifiable Information. But we can make no guarantees or promises in this regard, and you provide information to us at your own risk.

We may store the Personally Identifiable Information we hold about you indefinitely. We may store this information in the United States or we may transfer it to any other country. The data protection laws of the countries where we store your personal data may or may not provide a level of protection equivalent to the laws in your home country. Wherever we hold the data, we will apply the terms of this Privacy Policy.
3. Children

This site is not directed at children under the age of 13 and we endeavor not to knowingly collect any Personally Identifiable Information from children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian believes that this site has collected the Personally Identifiable Information of a child under the age of 13, please contact terms@sovas.org.

4. Access to your information

You may contact us at terms@sovas.org if at any time you would like to see the Personally Identifiable Information we hold about you, or to ask us to correct or update this information, or to ask us to delete it. Please contact us if you have questions or wish to take any action with respect to information to which this Privacy Policy applies (see below for contact information).

5. How To Contact Us
You may contact Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ regarding our privacy practices at the following address:
Society of Voice Arts And Sciences™
1697 Broadway
Suite 500
New York, NY 10019
terms@sovas.org
212-269-0700

6. Changes To The Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy is effective as of 5/15/2014. We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time. We do not undertake to provide you with personal notice of any changes. In the event of material changes, we will provide notice by means that are reasonable under the circumstances, such as by posting a notice on the Websites. Your continued use of the Websites following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy means you accept those changes.

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ Websites Terms of Use Effective As Of 5/15/2014
Please read the following Terms of Use carefully.
I. General Rules and Definitions

Society of Voice Arts And Sciences™, including its owners, parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, licensors, directors, officers, managers, members, agents and employees requires that all visitors to its Internet sites, applicable to www.Sovas.org, www.ThatsVoiceover.com, www.Voicearts.org and related properties (together, the “Websites”), adhere to the following Terms of Use.

By accessing or using any of the Websites, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with these Terms of Use, you should not use the Websites.

In consideration of your use of any of the Websites, you represent that you are at least thirteen years old and are not a person barred from using the Websites under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction.

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™
reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at its sole discretion and at any time without personal notice to you. If Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ makes a material change to these Terms of Use, Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ will update this page and post a notice on the Websites’ homepages for a reasonable period of time, and will indicate the effective date of the changes at the top of both pages. Your continued use of the Websites constitutes your acceptance of any changes.

II. Intellectual Property

A. Ownership; License

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ owns, operates, licenses, controls, and provides access to the Websites. All past, present, and future information, materials, applications, software, and other contents of the Websites are the property of Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ unless otherwise noted and are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. All trademarks, logos, service marks, trade names, and trade dress are proprietary to Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ unless otherwise noted and are protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms of Use or otherwise expressly granted to you in writing by Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™, no rights (either by implication, estoppel or otherwise) in or to any of the Websites or their contents are granted to you.

The use, copying, sale, leasing, renting, lending, distribution, modification, downloading, creating of derivative works, posting or publication by you, directly or indirectly, of any of the contents of any of the Websites, or any other use of such content, except pursuant to the express limited grant of rights hereunder, is strictly prohibited.

Subject to your compliance with these Terms of Use, Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ grants you a limited, personal, non-exclusive, non-commercial, revocable, non-assignable and non-transferable license to:

  • listen to music and view videos streamed from the Websites, and participate in the Websites’ community areas;
  • create profile pages on the Websites for non-commercial and private use;
  • communicate with other members of the Websites’ communities;
  • embed and display the contents of the Websites on your own personal website or other non-commercial external websites; and
  • download the contents of the Websites onto a computer for your personal, non-commercial home or archival use only, provided you do not delete or change any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices contained therein

 

B. User Uploaded Information

The Websites may allow you to upload or submit information, software, text, images, audio, video, and other materials to, through or on the Websites (“User Uploaded Information”). For example, the Websites may offer forums, bulletin boards, wikis, chat rooms, blogs or other interactive areas. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ does not endorse any User Uploaded Information and your use of any User Uploaded Information is at your own risk. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ reserves the right, to delete, move or edit User Uploaded Information, in whole or in part, for any reason in its sole discretion. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ undertakes no obligation to pre-screen User Uploaded Information, but may, in its sole discretion, monitor, modify, transmit over various networks, refuse, limit, move, block access to or remove any User Uploaded Information. You agree not to accept payment for User Uploaded Information from any third party, including, without limitation, accepting payment for the inclusion of a logo, brand advertising or other commercial content, in User Uploaded Information.

You are solely responsible for all User Uploaded Information that you make available via any of the Websites. Under no circumstances will Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ be liable to you in any way for any User Uploaded Information that you upload, post, or otherwise make available via any of the Websites including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in User Uploaded Information, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of User Uploaded Information.

When you upload User Uploaded Information via the Websites, you grant to Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™, without any credit or compensation to you, a royalty-free, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, unrestricted, irrevocable, and fully transferable, assignable and sub-licensable license to use, modify, display, copy, reproduce, disclose, sell, translate, create derivative works of, distribute, and export any User Uploaded Information, in whole or in part, or to incorporate it in other works in any form, media, software or technology of any kind for any purposes whatsoever.

C. Copyright

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ reserves the right to remove any content contained in or posted to the Websites that allegedly infringes another person’s copyright.

Notices to Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ regarding any alleged copyright infringement on the Websites should be directed to info@sovas.org, 212-269-0700.

III. ~ User Accounts, Additional Terms, End User License Agreements & Subscriptions

The creation of a “user” or “member” account may be required for the use of certain portions of the Websites (e.g., e-mail, newsletters, competitions, forums, content downloads, promotions, etc.), and certain contents and services of the Websites may only be accessed through purchase or paid subscription. In some instances, special terms and/or end user license agreements apply to some services, products, software, competitions or promotions offered via the Websites. Such terms are posted in connection with the applicable service, product, software, competition or promotion and are in addition to these Terms of Use. In the event of a conflict, the additional terms prevail over these Terms of Use. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Websites at any time and without prior notice.

You agree that any information that you provide to the Websites shall be true and accurate and current, and you are responsible for updating such information to keep it true, accurate and current. If you create a user account with any of the Websites, you accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password and you agree you will not sell, transfer or assign your user account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password, if any, and for restricting access to your computer so that others may not access any password-protected portion of the Websites using your name, user name or password in whole or in part. Personally identifiable information that may be received at the Websites is provided voluntarily by a visitor to any of the Websites and is governed by the terms of our Privacy Policy.

 

IV. Restrictions on Use

The Websites are provided for lawful purposes only. By accessing or using the Websites, you agree and warrant that in connection with your use of the Websites you will not:

  • alter any trademark, copyright and other proprietary or legal notices contained in the Websites; or
  • manipulate the Websites in any way not intended and directed by Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™; or
  • copy or seek to copy or “rip” any audio and/or audiovisual content from the Websites; or
  • exploit any part of the Websites for commercial gain or undertake any commercial activity utilizing the contents of the Websites without the prior written consent of Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™, including, for example, inserting your own or a third party’s advertising, branding or promotional content into any of the Websites’ contents, materials or services; or
  • upload, post, e-mail, transmit, display, copy, distribute, promote, or otherwise communicate to the public:
    • any material that is false, unlawful, threatening, tortious, disparaging, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, offensive, pornographic, profane, racist, sexually explicit, ethnically or culturally offensive, indecent, harassing, or that promotes violence, racial hatred, terrorism, or illegal acts, or anything that in Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™’ sole discretion is otherwise objectionable; or
    • information, software, content or other material that violates, plagiarizes, misappropriates or infringes the rights of third parties including, without limitation, copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, rights of privacy or publicity, confidential information or any other proprietary right; or
    • material of any kind that restricts or inhibits any other user’s uninhibited use and enjoyment of the Websites or interferes with, overburdens, impairs or disrupts the Websites, including material that contains a virus, Trojan horse, time bomb, worm, spyware, adware, malware, bot, any automated system, such as scripts, or any other harmful component; or
    • any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, requests for money, petitions for signature, or any other form of solicitation; or
  • use or attempt to use another person’s information, account, password, service or system except as expressly permitted; or
    impersonate another person or entity; or
  • engage in any conduct that in Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™’ sole discretion restricts the ability of any other person to enjoy the use of any of the Websites; or
  • solicit or collect personal data including telephone numbers, addresses, last names, email addresses, or any other kind of information about users.

V. Termination

You may terminate your account by submitting a termination request to Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™’. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ reserves the right to restrict, suspend, deny or terminate access to all or part of any of the Websites and to deny access to any person in its sole discretion without notice or liability of any kind. Any violation of these Terms of Use may be referred to law enforcement authorities.
VI. Third Party Content and Linked Sites

Third parties provide some of the contents of the Websites. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ makes no representations or warranties as to the completeness, accuracy, adequacy, currency or reliability of any content supplied by third parties and will not be liable for any lack of the foregoing.

In addition, third parties may offer goods, services and other materials to you on the Websites. Such dealings are solely between you and the third party. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ will not be responsible for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. Under certain circumstances, Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ may permit third-party users to upload content, in which event you, at your own risk, may be exposed to offensive, indecent or objectionable content. Descriptions of, or references to products, services or publications within the Websites do not imply endorsement by Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ of that product, service or publication.

The Websites may include links to other sites that are not maintained by Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ is not responsible for the content of those sites, does not endorse those sites, and makes no representations whatsoever concerning the content or accuracy of such other sites. If you decide to access any third party site linked to the Websites, you do so entirely at your own risk, and you may be exposed to offensive, indecent or objectionable content. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ shall have no liability for any loss or damage arising from your use of any such site.

VII. Disclaimer; Restriction of Liability

The Websites and their contents are provided “as is” and “as available.” To the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ disclaims all warranties of any kind either expressed or implied, including any warranties of merchantability, non-infringement and fitness for a particular purpose.

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ will not be liable for any damages or injury caused by any use of the Websites or any materials or software, including but not limited to, any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, or line failure due to, arising out of or otherwise attributable to the use of the Websites. Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ will not be liable for any damages or injury, including but not limited to, any special, direct, indirect, incidental, exemplary, economic, punitive, or consequential damages that are directly or indirectly related to

  • the Websites or User Uploaded Information;
  • the use of, inability to use, or performance of the Websites or any of the contents or features thereon;
  • any action taken in connection with an investigation by Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ or law enforcement authorities regarding your use of the Websites or the contents thereof;
  • any action taken by or in connection with copyright owners;
  • any errors or omissions in the Websites’ technical operation, whether in an action of contract, negligence, strict liability tort (including, without limitation, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of God, telecommunications failure, or theft or destruction of the Websites).

VIII. Jurisdiction

Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™ controls and operates the Websites and makes no representation that the contents of the Websites are appropriate or available for use outside of the United States. If you use any of the Websites from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with applicable U.S. and local laws, including export and import laws.

IX. Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use and the interpretation of these Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New York, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the federal and state courts located in New York County, New York, for all matters involving you and Society Of Voice Arts And Sciences™.

If any part of these Terms of Use is declared unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions.

These Terms of Use and any applicable end user license or similar agreements contain the entire agreement between the parties relating to the Websites.

Nothing in these Terms of Use is intended to confer on any third party any benefit or any right under any legislation in any country to enforce the provisions of these Terms of Use.