Terms of Use

TERMS OF USE

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We do not represent that the Sites are governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations, or that the Sites or any portion of the Sites are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. If you choose to access the Sites, you do so at your own risk, and you are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.

Last Updated: January 1,2015

Legal Agreement

These Terms are a legal agreement between Running Elk Music,(collectively, "we," "us" or "our") and you, and they contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations. By accessing, browsing, or otherwise using the Sites, you: (I) acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree, on your own behalf and/or on behalf of your children, to be bound by these Terms and that you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations with respect to your use of the Sites; and (ii) represent that you are an adult and have the legal capacity to enter into contracts in the jurisdiction where you reside. If you do not agree to these Terms, you may not access, browse or use the Sites, and you should discontinue these activities immediately.

Privacy

We respect your privacy and share your concern about its protection. Our Privacy Policy constitutes a part of these Terms and explains how we collect, use and protect information that we learn about you as a result of your interaction with us through the Sites.

Ownership

Anielle Reid and/or Running Elk Music, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, distributors, vendors, contractors, licensors and/or licensees (collectively, the "TN Parties") are the exclusive owners or licensees of all content and materials on the Sites ( the "Site Content") and of all related intellectual property rights therein, including, without limitation, all copyrights, moral rights, trademark rights and patent rights. Site Content includes, without limitation, all features, functions, services, software, algorithms, designs, objects, documentation, know-how, code, data, art, graphics, animation, photographs, images, text, music, sound effects, audio and/or audio-visual elements, downloadable materials, look-and-feel, design, layout, organization, presentation, user interface, navigation and stylistic convention of the Sites.

The trademarks and service-marks Anielle Reid (r), Anielle Reid (Stylized/Signature logo) (r) (collectively, the "Anielle Reid Marks") are the exclusive property of Anielle Reid. Unauthorized use of any of the Anielle Reid Marks or of any word, term, name, symbol that is likely to cause confusion or mistake with respect to the user's connection or association with Anielle Reid, or her approval or sponsorship of the user's products or services, or that is likely to dilute any of the Anielle Reid marks is strictly prohibited by law. All other trade names, trademarks and service marks that appear on the Sites are the property of their respective owners.

You do not acquire any ownership interests in an Site Content or Anielle Reid Marks by accessing, browsing or otherwise using the Sites. You may not copy, reproduce, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish or otherwise exploit, through any means or media, any of the Anielle Reid Marks or Site Content without a written agreement granted from Anielle Reid.

Your Content

You may access, browse and use the Sites and Site Content only for your personal, non-commercial use, on a single computer or other Internet-compatible device. Members of the press can utilize content from the Press Page for press related purposes with permission from Anielle Reid.

Certain features of the Sites may allow you to post, upload, transmit or submit certain materials, content, information or ideas to the Sites("Your Content"). Do not post, upload, transmit or submit to the Sites any of Your Content that you did not create or that you do not have express written permission to post. By providing Your Content to us, you:(I) represent and warrant that Your Content is original to you, that you own or otherwise control all of the rights in Your Content, or that you have the rights necessary to grant the license in the following subsection (ii), and that Your Content does not violate any rights, including the rights of privacy, irrevocable, fully transferable, assignable and fully sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license, to copy, reproduce, edit, modify, distribute, transmit, display, perform, publish, sell, adapt, create derivative works from, and otherwise use Your Content, for any purpose that we or the TN Parties may choose and through any means or media, whether now existing or subsequently developed, and without any compensation to you or any third party; and (iv) agree to indemnify and hold us and the TN Parties harmless from and against any and all claims, actions and damages (including, without limitation, court costs, legal fees, accounting fees and amounts paid in settlement) that are related to or result from your use of the Site, Your Content or its posting on, or submission to,the Sites, and/or your violation of these Terms. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any such claim or action; however, we and/or the TN Parties reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter subject to indemnification by you.

We cannot be responsible for maintaining Your Content, and we may remove Your Content from the Sites at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice to you. We reserve the right, but do not have an obligation, to monitor and/or review all materials posted to the Sites, or through the Sites' services or features, by its users, and we are not responsible for any such materials. However, we further reserve the right at all times to disclose any information or materials, in whole or in part, that in our sole discretion are objectionable or in violation of these Terms or applicable law. We may also impose limits on certain features on the Sites or restrict your access to part or all of the features or services on the Sites without notice or penalty if we believe that you are in the breach of these Terms or applicable law, or for any other reason, all without notice or liability.

Prohibited Conduct

You warrant and agree that, while accessing or using the Sites you will not:

impersonate any person or entity or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity, whether actual or fictitious, including anyone from the Sites, the TN Parties or otherwise affiliated with us;
insert your own or a third party's advertising, branding or other promotional content into any Site Content;
obtain or attempt to gain unauthorized access to other computer systems, materials, information or any  services available on or through the Sites through any means, including through means of accessing, logging0in or registering on the Sites, or obtaining lists of users or other information from or through the Sites, including, without limitation, any information residing on any server or database connected to the Sites; use the Sites or any of their services in violation of our or the TN Parties' intellectual property or other proprietary or legal rights or the rights of any third party;
use the Sites or any of their services in violation of any applicable law;
attempt( or encourage or support anyone else's attempt) to circumvent, reverse-engineer, decrypt, or otherwise alter, or interfere with, the Site or any of their services; or
post, transmit, publish or otherwise disseminate through the Sites any of Your Content that, as we determine in our sole discretion: (I) is unlawful, harmful, harassing, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or infringes our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (ii) is derogatory or harmful to our reputation or to the reputation of the TN Parties in any way; or (iii) is harmful to children in any manner.

Submission of Your Ideas and Suggestions

While we encourage you to share ideas and suggestions through the Sites, we wish to avoid any potential misunderstandings or disputes that may arise from the limited use that we or other users of the Sites may make of any ideas or suggestions that you choose to share or if our content or business activities seem similar to any such ideas or suggestions. When you share ideas or suggestions through the Sites (including, without limitation, ideas or suggestions for new creative work, sound recordings, musical compositions, video programming, webisodes, machinima or theatrical motion pictures) (collectively "Submissions"), you hereby grant us, the TN Parties, and our respective designees a worldwide, non-exclusive,sublicensable, transferrable, assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute, adapt, create derivative works from, publicly perform, publicly display and license, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import your Submissions in any and all media and means of communication, now known or hereafter developed. If you do not wish to grant the rights granted in this paragraph, do not share, submit, or post any submission on  or through any of the Sites.

Your Account and Your User Information

Some of the Services are only available if you create an account. When any of the services on the Sites require you to open an account ("Your Account") or otherwise provide user or registration information, including user names and passwords ( "Your User Information"). you must complete the registration process by providing us with complete and accurate information. You grant to us and to all other persons and entities involved in the operation of the Sites the right to use, store, monitor, retrieve and transmit Your User Information in connection with the operation of the Sites. Our information collection and use policies with respect to the privacy of Your User Information are set forth in our Privacy Policy which is incorporated in these Terms by reference for all purposes.

You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your User Information. You are also solely responsible for any all activities that occur under Your Account or Your User  Information. You must notify us immediately of any suspected or actual unauthorized use of Your Account or Your User Information, and of any and all other security breaches.

We reserve the right to terminate Your Account or to refuse services to you, without prior notice to you, at any time for any or no reason. Without limiting the above, if you are a repeat copyright infringer, we will, in appropriate circumstances, permanently terminate Your Account and remove Your Content from the Sites. You have the right to cancel Your Account at any time. You many cancel Your Account by following the instructions on the Sites.

If you voluntarily terminate Your Account or allow Your Account to lapse, you may reactivate Your Account at any time through the account interface on the Sites. Accounts terminated by us for any type of abuse, including without limitation a violation of these Terms, may no be reactivated.

Links to Third Party Websites

The Sites contain links to websites of third parties and advertisements of third party products and services. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. These third parties and their websites are not under our control. We do not examine or evaluate these websites and we are not responsible for their content or operation. By providing links to these websites, we do not approve, warrant or endorse, or otherwise make any representation about, them or their owners or operators, and do not assume any related responsibility or liability. You should exercise your own judgment in evaluating and using these websites. When you link to these websites, you become subject to their terms and conditions of use and privacy policies.

Linking to the Sites

You agree that you include a link from any website to the Sites, such link shall open in a new browser window and shall link to the full version of an HTML-formatted page of the Sites. You may not link directly to any Site Content, by, for example and without limitation, "in-line" linking or "deep linking" methods, or in any manner causing the Sites, or any page of the Sites, to be "framed", surrounded or obfuscated by any third 'party content, materials or branding. We may, at any time and for any and or no reason, require that any link to the Sites be discontinued and removed and revoke your right to link to the Sites.

Disclaimers

Running Elk Music operates the Sites from its office in the state of New Jersey, United States of America. The Sites are accessible world-wide; however, some of their features or functions may not be available or appropriate for use outside of the United States and/or may not be available to all persons or in all geographic locations. We make no representation that the Sites and Site Content are appropriate or authorized for use in all countries, states, provinces, counties or any other jurisdictions. Your access and use of the Sites may not be legal in your jurisdiction. If you choose to access, browse or use the Sites, you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk, and you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws if, and to the full extent that, such laws and restrictions are applicable. We reserve the right to limit, in our sole discretion, the provision of any feature or function of the Sites to any person and geographic area. Any offer for any feature or function made on the Sites is void where prohibited.

The Sites provide information of a general nature only and you are responsible for determining whether it applies to your specific situation. We and the TN Parties specifically disclaim any liability concerning and action that any person may take based on any information or guidance provided at the Sites.

Some content on these Sites if provided by the users of the Sites. With the exception of the limited license granted to us in these Terms, we do not obtain or control any rights in, and do not exert editorial control over, such content provided by users. We also do not independently verify the representations and warranties made by the users with respect to such content.


The Sites and Site Content are provided "As Is" and "As Available" without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranties with respect to any uptime or uninterrupted access, the availability, accuracy or usefulness of site content, or any implied warranties of merchantability, satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. Neither we nor the TN Parties warrant that the Sites or Site Content will be timely, secure, uninterrupted, or operated free of delays in transmission, failure in performance, computer viruses, inaccuracies, errors or defects. You use the Sites at your own risk. We and the TN Parties also assume no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, browsing, or use of the sites or your downloading of any content on the sites. You are solely responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and virus checks (including anti-virus and other security checks) to satisfy your particular requirements for the accuracy and security of data input and output. No advice, results or information whether oral or written, obtained by you from us or through the sites shall create any warranty not expressly made herein. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimers may not apply to you.

You acknowledge and agree that your sole remedy for any problems or dissatisfaction with the sites is to terminate your account and discontinue all use of the Sites.

Limitation of Liability

Except as set out below, under no circumstances, including, without limitation, any breach of contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or arising under any other legal or equitable theory will we or the TN Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages that arise out of or in connection with the use of the Sites or inability to use the Sites, or for any Site Content, information, software, products or services obtained or accessed through the sites, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages and, in such states or jurisdiction, our and the TN Parties' liability shall be limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.

In no event shall we or the TN Parties be liable for any content posted, transmitted, exchanged or received by us or on behalf of any user or other person on or through the Sites(including, without limitation, any of Your Content). In no event shall our or the TN Parties' total liability to you for all damages, losses and causes of action exceed, in the aggregate (I) the amount, if any, paid by you to us for your use of the sites or for any of your activities on the sites during the three (3) months immediately preceding your claim, or (ii) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00 USD), whichever is greater.


Modifications

We reserve the right to modify these Terms and/or any other guidelines or policies affecting the Sites at any time, and such revisions will become effective upon the earlier of (I) posting of the revisions to the Sites, or (ii) distribution of the revisions by electronic mail. For this reason, please visit this page on a regular and check the "Last Updated" date at the top of these Terms to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version of these Terms. Your continued use of the Sites after the effective date of the revisions signifies your acceptance of any such revisions.

We reserve the right to modify, suspend or terminate, in our sole discretion, at any time, temporarily or permanently, for any or no reason and without notice to you, and without any liability to you, any portion of the Sites, including, without limitation, Your Account and/or Your User Information.

Assignment

You agree that we may assign any of our rights, and/or transfer, sub-contract or delegate any of our obligations, under these Terms. Your agreement to these Terms is personal to you and you may not transfer or assign it to any third party.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

You agree that the laws of the United States of America and the laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard to the principles of conflicts of laws, will govern these Terms, your use of the Sites, and all matters relating to your access to, and/or use of, the Sites, including all disputes between you and us and/or the TN Parties. You irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of, and venue in, the state and federal courts seated in Hudson County, New Jersey, and the related appellate courts, in any related action or proceeding.

Entire Agreement

These Terms shall be deemed to include all other notices, policies, disclaimers and other terms and conditions contained in the Sites, including, without limitation, our Privacy Policy; provided however, that these Terms shall prevail in the event of a conflict with any such other documents. Any rights not expressly granted in these Terms are reserved to Running Elk Music.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between you and us, with respect to your use of the Sites and all matters relating to your access to, and/or use of the Sites. A printed version of these Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in any and all judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms to the same extent as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

If any part of these Terms is determined to be invalid or unenforceable under applicable law including, without limitation, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations stated above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision(s) will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision, and the remainder of the Terms shall continue in full effect.




 

Saving Lives and Winning Competitions 

I usually don't go to the city on Sundays but this time I gave it a shot and boy was it worth it. 
I got to be a part of Outmycloset.org's I live Suicide Survivor video, featured below  and won Bowery Poetry Club's This is Your Song's April competition! 

It was amazing to connect with the people there!!
The recording of the winning song  Recollectin' is coming OUT soon!! 

The Busking Banjoist 4/28 3rd Entry 

Performing can be scary but once you get over the fear it's exhilarating.
 
                                                                                            
 I busked all by myself on Sunday night at the 28th NQR station.

For 1/2 hour of banjo playing, pickin' and singing I was awarded with:

1 full box of Dunkin Donuts Munchkins
video camera footage
a few smiles
some small chat
a few compliments
an invite to dinner
friendly waves and
$14

While packing my gear up I was the happiest I had been in some time.

As much as I don't actively think of others I realized that appreciation from others and gratitude from them is quite fulfilling, but that
 
being able to share a gift and a real moment is even more satisfying.
 

That knowledge and that moment was the true reward for me.

Not to mention this photo I snagged with an awesome student who brought me donuts and the most sincere 
compliment of appreciation. Yes, I play for compliments and food... don't knock it till you try it :)

 


 

The Busking Banjoist 4/23 1st Entry 

I had no idea what I wanted when I started to make music; it was more of destiny running its course with me as its vessel, but now, it's different.

I want to connect with people, use my voice and the banjo to bring smiles or a little peep to someone's step.
That is why I have decided to start busking.
 
Some people think of busking as one step above begging but I've found it to be the complete opposite: a true exchange of emotion, a giving of oneself to a sea of strangers for nothing asked but a lot received. It is the living testament to the adage "Give and You Shall Receive". When a musician really gives himself in his performance it's so powerful that not only does he receive that personal feeling of empowerment but money from the staunchest New Yorkers and smiles from the coldest commuters pouring out in abundance and there is also this magical moment that I hope  is something that not only musicians can experience: the moment when a complete stranger silently acknowledges you, maybe with a nod or a glance that says:
 
"Thank you, your song really changed my day, I connected with it and in that one moment I was free of the monotony of this life, this commute, this NY living, your music freed me and I am grateful"

Ok maybe that is not their intention but it sure feels like something intimate and magical. It is the greatest feeling of human connection that I have experienced and I guess you can say that as a musician I am an emotion chaser. I trap them in notes and words and release them in song for the world to connect with, I am also a little bit of an attention whore but that's another blog for another day.

So this spring and summer it's Hello NYC, HERE I AM,bringing to the masses top 40 songs, originals and more!

 
I don't know what to expect but so far it has been great.

A wink here and there, a person stopped in his tracks bopping to the beat, and a dropped bill in my case have happened and were well received reactions.


It is from music that I know I can make a small difference in others' lives and my own and 

I hope to see you there along my busking journey!
 
If I don't, just think of me when you see someone belting a tune underground or meekly whispering and strumming his guitar on a station bench. This person is perfecting a very important craft, one that when done well can and does change someone's day for the better.