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Terms of Service

Hello and welcome to Next Step Audio Enhancement. It is our hope that you find our websites and email fun and informative and that you find our services economical and useful. Thank you!

This document outlines of the terms of service for the Next Step Audio Enhancement group of websites (nextstepaudioenhancement.com, nextstepae.com, nextstepav.com), Next Step email services (The Next Step Audio Enhancement Newsletter) and the Next Step Audio Enhancement Services (consultations, recommendations and installations).

Acceptance of These Terms of Service
By accessing or using any part of Next Step Audio Enhancement, you are irrevocably agreeing to be legally bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to these Terms of Service please do not use our websites, email and services.

Our websites, email and services are targeted to adults that have the legal capacity to enter into agreements and contracts. Unless we've been notified otherwise, we will work under the assumption that you are a legal adult. If we are notified otherwise or if we think that you are not a legal adult, we will ask you to not access our websites, email and services.

Revisions to These Terms of Service
Next Step Audio Enhancement reserves the right to revise these Terms of Service at any time with the only notice being an update to this Terms of Service web page. As we recommend for any website you visit, email you receive or service you access, please visit the Terms of Service page periodically to keep up to date with any revisions. Your continued use of our websites, email and services is your irrevocable acceptance of any revisions.

Privacy Agreement
Privacy is very important to us. As such, we are committed to protecting your privacy to the best of our ability. On a separate web page, we provide information regarding how we protect your privacy, collect your information, use your information and the choices you can make about your information. Our privacy policies are part of our Terms of Service. You can learn about our privacy policies by reading THE NEXT STEP AUDIO ENHANCEMENT PRIVACY AGREEMENT.

Registration
To access parts of Next Step Audio Enhancement or to receive some of the benefits we offer, you might be asked for some of your information. Use of these parts of Next Step Audio Enhancement and the receiving of some benefits is based on your providing accurate, complete and current information. We reserve the right to temporarily or permanently refuse access, benefits and service if, for any reason, we believe your information is incorrect. Please take the time to make sure your information is accurate, complete and up to date.

Security and Passwords
Parts of our websites, email and services may require you to create a username and password. Any username and password you use on our websites, email and services are for your personal use only. Each individual accessing our websites, email and services shall have their own username and password. You are not allowed to share your password with others. You shall be responsible for the security of your username and password. Next Step Audio Enhancement will occasionally monitor your username and password and, at its discretion, require you to change it. You will be required to change your username and password if Next Step Audio Enhancement considers it insecure. Next Step Audio Enhancement may change or terminate your account if you fail to comply with such requests.

Copyrights, Trademarks and Other Proprietary Notices
Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services are protected by copyrights and registered trademarks. We are proud of our efforts and we share them willingly with you for your personal, non-infringing use. Use of our materials or content for any purpose not permitted by these Terms of Service is a violation of Copyright and Trademark law and is strictly prohibited.

Next Step Audio Enhancement respects the rights and property of others. We want to hear from you if you believe that any content appearing on our websites, email or services infringes your copyright(s) or trademark(s), Please email us the following information:

  • Your name, postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address.
  • The exact URL of each web page where the alleged infringing content is located.
  • A description of the copyrighted or trademarked work that you claim has been infringed.
  • Pertinent details on how we can view your copyrighted or trademarked work to investigate the alleged infringement. This could include an exact URL of a web page, a newspaper or magazine name and issue details such as volume and issue numbers, date and page numbers or the title, ISBN number and page number of a book or details on other kinds of media.
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use has not been authorized by you, your agent, or the law.
  • A statement by you made under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright or trademark owner or authorized to act on the owner's behalf.
  • The electronic signature of you or of the person authorized to act on your behalf.

Use of Next Step Audio Enhancement Website, Email and Services Content
Using Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services requires you to obtain access to the Internet and to pay for any service associated with that access. You are also required to provide all hardware and software to connect to the Internet.

You may access and display the content on our websites, email and services for non-commercial, personal, entertainment and informational use only. All of the content on our websites, email and services may not otherwise be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, distributed, decompiled, disassembled, reverse engineered or used in any other way unless specifically authorized in writing by an officer/owner of Next Step Audio Enhancement. Any authorization granted by Next Step Audio Enhancement is for the content listed in the authorization and no other content published by Next Step Audio Enhancement. Use of authorized content is subject to your keeping intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices and your following of all requirements listed in the authorization.

Next Step Audio Enhancement reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, all or any part of its websites, email and services, with or without notice, and/or to establish general guidelines and limitations on their use.

Disclaimer of Warranties
The Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services are provided as is and as available. Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners do not warranty or guarantee that the functions, the content and the benefits provided by its websites, email and services will be available, uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, that the websites, email and services and the servers that make the content available are free of viruses or other harmful content or that third parties aren't listening, watching or recording your sessions with the websites, email and services. Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners do not warrant or guarantee or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the content, information, software, benefits, services, email, or other content found on the Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services.

Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services are often linked to and from third party websites, email, services and link-codes such as QR codes. Next Step Audio Enhancement has no control over the content or functionality of any third-party websites, email, services or other properties and does not offer any warranty or guarantee, express or implied regarding third party websites, email, services and properties. We strongly urge you to read and understand the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of any Internet property you visit.

Your use of our websites, email and services is at your own risk. Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners disclaim all warranties and guarantees expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties and guarantees of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement, to the fullest extent permissible and pursuant to applicable laws. If applicable law does not allow the exclusion of some of the warranties and guarantees listed above, the other exclusions that are allowed will apply to you to the extent permitted by applicable law .

Limitation of Liability
Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners disclaim all liability whether based in contract, tort or otherwise and do not accept any liabilities for any direct, indirect, punitive, actual, consequential, incidental, special or exemplary loss or damage resulting from any use of or inability to use our websites, email or services or the content, information and/or software on our websites, email, services and servers, regardless of the basis upon which liability is claimed and even if any partner, provider, affiliate, agent, contractor, employee, officer or owner of Next Step Audio Enhancement has been advised of the possibility of such loss or damage. Without limitation, you and not Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction in the event of any such loss or damage. If applicable law does not allow all or any part of the above limitation of liability, to apply to you, the limitations that are allowed will apply to you to the extent permitted by applicable law.

Local and National Regulations
Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services are intended for use within the United States of America. If you choose to access our websites, email and services from other locations you do so on your own initiative and at your own risk.

You are responsible for complying with any applicable local laws. You specifically agree to comply with all laws concerning the transmission of data exported and imported from/to the United States or exported and imported from/to the country you reside in. You also agree to hold Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners harmless and without fault for your access of our websites, email and services from locations outside of the United Stated of America.

Content Provided By You and Others
Next Step Audio Enhancement does not monitor or review all of the content provided by you and others. The content, information and opinions included or expressed by you and others on our websites, email and services are not necessarily those of Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers or partners. Next Step Audio Enhancement reserves the right to remove, modify or not publish content that is provided by you or others without notice or liability at any time and at Next Step Audio Enhancement's sole discretion. Any use of content provided by others is at your own risk and is subject to the disclaimers and limitations listed above. Further, content you provide is governed by the following:

You warrant that you are the owner of any content uploaded by you and that you have the legal right to enter into these Terms of Service.

You warrant that the content you upload will not be subject to any obligation to you or any other person and that Next Step Audio Enhancement shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of the content you upload.

You grant and assign to Next Step Audio Enhancement a payment-free, royalty-free, perpetual, non-exclusive, unrestricted, worldwide license to any and all rights to the content you upload without limitation giving Next Step Audio Enhancement the right to modify, reproduce, publish and/or distribute by any means and in all media now known or hereafter devised.

You grant Next Step Audio Enhancement the rights to advertise and promote the content you upload, for the full period of all rights and insofar as possible in perpetuity.

Next Step Audio Enhancement will consider anything you provide to its websites, email and services as available for our use free of any obligations to you except where the content is requested and expressly governed by the rules, terms and conditions of a submission request. In the case of requested submissions, the rules, terms and conditions associated with the request will determine how we treat and use your submission.

Unsolicited Submissions
We are always interested in reading your questions and comments about our websites, email and services. We do not consider or accept unsolicited submissions of any kind (for example, stories, articles, reviews, software, images, videos, treatments, concepts or any other submissions). Any unsolicited submissions are either returned, deleted or discarded, at our discretion, without being read or reviewed. Please do not send any unsolicited submissions to Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers or partners.

Requested Submissions
From time to time, Next Step Audio Enhancement might expressly request submissions of stories, articles, reviews, software, images, videos, treatments, concepts or other kinds of submissions. Where this is the case, please read, understand and follow all rules, terms and conditions which appear with the request and any rule, term or condition that appears elsewhere on our websites, email and services that is referenced by the submission request. Rules, terms and conditions that appear with requests are in addition to these Terms of Service and apply only to the requested submission. Please note and understand that any material or content you send us will not be treated as confidential. Rather, your submissions will be treated as our being allowed to publish your submission for public consumption.

Responsible Behavior
Please act responsibly when using our websites, email and services. You may only use our websites, email and services and its contents for lawful purposes. You are prohibited from storing, distributing or transmitting any unlawful material through our website, email and services. You recognize that storing, distributing or transmitting unlawful material could expose you to criminal and/or civil liability and that Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners will comply with law enforcement directions and orders. You agree that if a third party claims that material you have contributed to Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services is unlawful, you will bear the burden of establishing that it is lawful.

You are not allowed to: post anything that may libel, defame, belittle, bully or in other way harm anyone or any entity; post any pornographic or obscene content; post anything that exploits or harms children, senior citizens or anyone else by exposing them to inappropriate content; post anything that asks for personally identifying information; post any copyright, trademark or intellectual property infringing material; post any contractual, proprietary or confidential information you have obtained through your employment; post any information you have obtained under a non-disclosure agreement; post anything you don't have a legal right to post; misrepresent yourself, your connection to anyone else or your connection to any entity; disguise yourself or impersonate anyone else; solicit funds; post any advertisement; post anything that contains viruses, worms, Trojans, phishing schemes, Spam or any computer code that harms the functionality of computer hardware, software or communications or harms any individual; tamper with system resources and/or accounts; use Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email, services and servers to warehouse data files; post any link to any site that posts the kind of content prohibited on Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services; remove any sponsorship banners or other material inserted by Next Step Audio Enhancement anywhere on our websites, email and services.

Next Step Audio Enhancement reserves the right to determine whether something is considered to infringe on these rules and to remove the offending material or to tun over the offending material to law enforcement authorities. Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners reserves the right to investigate suspected violations of these Terms of Service and to investigate the person or persons responsible for the violations. By accessing Next Step Audio Enhancement websites, email and services and thereby accepting these Terms of Service, you agree to waive and hold harmless Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners from any claim resulting from any action taken as a result of any investigation and/or any actions taken as a consequence of any investigation by law enforcement authorities.

You understand and agree that all content publicly posted (other than by Next Step Audio Enhancement) or privately transmitted on or through our websites, email and services are the sole responsibility of the sender, not Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers or partners, and that you are responsible for all material you upload, post or otherwise transmit to or through our websites, email and services.

Indemnity
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Next Step Audio Enhancement, its owners, officers, employees, contractors, agents, affiliates, providers and partners from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, resulting from your breach of any of the foregoing provisions, representations or warranties, and/or from your placement or transmission of any content onto the Next Step Audio Enhancement servers, and/or from any and all use of your account.

These Terms of Service shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California, as they are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California.

Any dispute of any kind between you and Next Step Audio Enhancement arising under these Terms of Service shall be resolved by binding arbitration in Martinez, California. The arbitrator shall be a retired judge or justice of any California state or federal court with substantial experience in the entertainment, Internet and computer industries and shall follow California law in adjudicating the dispute.

If any provision of these Terms of Service shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. These Terms of Service, along with the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between the parties relating to the matters contained herein.

Contacting Next Step Audio Enhancement
We are located at 1796 Knox St., Castro Valley, CA 94546. Our phone number is, 510-473-2887. In addition to the contact form on our websites, please use the following email addresses to send us correspondence.

Comments: comments@nextstepae.com
Complaints: complaints@nextstepae.com
Legal Matters: legal@nextstepae.com
Privacy Matters:privacy@nextstepae.com
Requests: requests@nextstepae.com

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