This is the legal part. It's just so everybody knows the rules when visiting using this site. If you are not sure about anything that you read, ask your parents or submit your questions in our feedback form.
All the toys and games here are just for you to play with. You can't sell them, give them to anyone, or pretend you made them. You can't do anything EXCEPT play with them, unless you ask us first and we say it's OK. Kind of like playing with your big sister's toys, right?
If you see something you don't like, remember that all the stuff on the message boards and blogs comes straight from other kids, not from someone at Sonicgang.com. Sonicgang.com wouldn't tell kids what to say, because kids have minds of their own! But if someone sends ugly messages, we'll do our best to take care of it. We all want Sonicgang.com to be a good, clean place to hang out.
If you write something that catches our eye on a message board or in your blog page, we might want to use it on the site. By sending in your thoughts and hanging out in MY WORLD, and getting your parent's permission to do so, you and your parents are telling us it's ok to repeat what you say. It means we can use it in any way we want, anywhere, until the end of time. And wouldn't it be cool if we used something YOU said until the end of time?
Remember to ALWAYS check with your parents before you send anything.
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We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these Terms and Conditions of Use at any time. Such changes and/or modifications shall become effective immediately upon being posted on the Site. Please review the Terms and Conditions of Use from time to time. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes and/or modifications will constitute your acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions of Use. This page was last updated on the date below.
1. Access to the Site
SONICGANG.COM grants you a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access and use the Site, for non-commercial use only, in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of Use.
2. Ownership of Intellectual Property Rights
2.1. "Intellectual Property Rights" shall mean all patents, trade marks, service marks, copyright, database right, service marks, trade names and design rights and similar proprietary rights worldwide whether registered or unregistered and all renewals and extensions.
"Associated Companies" shall mean Viacom International Inc. or their subsidiaries, affiliates and assigns including without limitation any corporation, general or limited partnership, firm, joint venture, association, joint stock company, limited liability company, division, or other form of business or legal entity which is directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, Controlled by Viacom International Inc.
"Controlled" shall mean the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such corporation, general or limited partnership, firm, joint venture, association, joint stock company, limited liability company, division, or other form of business or legal entity, whether through the ownership of voting equity securities, by contract, by membership or involvement in the board of directors, management committee or other management structure or otherwise.
2.2. All rights, title and interest in Intellectual Property Rights in the Site including without limitation games, ring tones, data, software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio-clips, video-clips, artwork, graphic material or other elements and the selection and arrangement of all such elements (the "Material") are the property of SONICGANG.COM and/or its Associated Companies, and/or its licensors and/or other respective owners and are protected, without limitation, pursuant to India and foreign Intellectual Property Rights laws.
2.3. SONICGANG.COM grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and non-transferable licence to use and display, for non-commercial use only, one copy of select Material that we may offer to you via the Site from time to time including without limitation games, video-clips, screensavers and artwork provided that you maintain all copyright and other Intellectual Property Rights proprietary notices contained in such Material.
2.4. You agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast, transmit, sell, rent, lease, lend, sub-licence or circulate any Material and/or part of or all of the Site to any third party (including, without limitation, the display and distribution of the Material via a third party website) without the express prior written consent of SONICGANG.COM. Use of SONICGANG.COM and/or its licensors' Material is only permitted with express prior written permission of SONICGANG.COM. You further agree that you will not disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the Material including without limitation software.
3.1. Where SONICGANG.COM provides areas of the Site to allow users to post and exchange information, ideas and opinions ("Postings"), the Postings do not necessarily reflect the views of SONICGANG.COM. In no event shall SONICGANG.COM assume or have any responsibility or liability for any Postings nor shall SONICGANG.COM represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement, suggestion or other information on the Postings nor shall SONICGANG.COM be liable for any loss or damages resulting from their use and/or appearance on the Site.
3.2. By providing a Posting to the Site, you undertake, represent and warrant to SONICGANG.COM that you have all necessary rights in and to that Posting and all information it contains and that no such Posting will infringe any Intellectual Property Rights or other right of any third parties.
3.3. By submitting any Posting, you grant SONICGANG.COM and its Associated Companies, a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to use, and authorise others to use the Posting in whole or in part, in any and all media, now known or hereafter developed, alone, or together or as part of any other type of material of any kind or nature.
3.4. SONICGANG.COM will make every effort to ensure that the Site best serves your interests and those of all users and, therefore, SONICGANG.COM will have the right to monitor, remove, suspend, destroy, use and change any Posting and/or content that is available on or via any chat area or our Site generally, in any manner that SONICGANG.COM may determine, in its sole discretion, at any time. Although SONICGANG.COM periodically monitors the content posted on this Site, SONICGANG.COM is not to be responsible for the views or opinions expressed by third parties.
3.5. You agree that you will not use any Posting and/or any part or all of our Site to:
3.5.1. Collect, store and/or identify private or personal information of a user;
3.5.2. Facilitate personal attacks on other individuals;
3.5.3. upload, post or e-mail any content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, threatening, harassing, unlawful, harmful, abusive, tortious, profane, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; and/or other information that SONICGANG.COM deems in its sole discretion inappropriate for the Site;
3.5.4. harm children in any way including without limitation any offences in relation to grooming children online under law;
3.5.5. impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or disguise the origin of any content;
3.5.6. stalk or otherwise harass another;
3.5.7. upload, post or e-mail any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
3.5.8. upload, post or e-mail any content that infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or other third party rights of any party;
3.5.9. upload, post or e-mail any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters' or any other form of solicitation;
3.5.10. upload, post or e-mail any content that contains computer viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment and/or the Site;
3.5.11. disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to 'scroll' faster than other users of the chat areas are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real time exchanges; and/or
3.5.12. violate any applicable national or international laws or regulations.
3.5.13. You may use the Site for non-commercial purposes only. You may not submit Postings intended to promote and/or generate revenue for yourself and/or any third party business activity.
4.1. You grant SONICGANG.COM and its Associated Companies a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence to any information (in addition to Postings) or other material including without limitation text, images, designs, audio and/or video clips ("Submissions") submitted by you to the Site (whether at the invitation of SONICGANG.COM or on an unsolicited basis) to use, reproduce, copy, adapt, transmit, broadcast, publish or delete as SONICGANG.COM and its Associated Companies, in their discretion see fit.
4.2. You agree, in such circumstances, that you are not entitled to any compensation from SONICGANG.COM and its Associated Companies.
4.3. You undertake, represent and warrant to SONICGANG.COM that any such Submission is original to you, does not infringe the rights of any third party including without limitation Intellectual Property Rights and is not defamatory. You further agree to waive any moral rights and to assign any performance rights in any such Submission in relation to its use by SONICGANG.COM and/or its Associated Companies.
5. Competitions and Other Activities
SONICGANG.COM provides terms and conditions for certain activities on the Site including, without limitation, for competitions conducted by SONICGANG.COM in conjunction with third parties. These Terms and Conditions of Use are incorporated by reference into those specific terms and conditions provided in respect of a particular activity. In the extent of any conflict, the specific terms and conditions provided for the activity you have chosen will take precedence.
6. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
6.1. THE SITE AND ALL MATERIALS CONTAINED ON IT ARE DISTRIBUTED AND TRANSMITTED BY SONICGANG.COM ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT REQUIRED BY LAW, SONICGANG.COM INCLUDING ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR SUB-CONTRACTORS (1) DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND/OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED CONDITIONS AND/OR WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, FITNESS FOR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND/OR ACCURACY; (2) IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INFECTION OR CONTAMINATION OF YOUR SYSTEM ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE IS FREE FROM VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, WORMS, SOFTWARE BOMBS OR SIMILAR ITEMS OR PROCESSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS;(3) IS NOT RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR INTERRUPTIONS, DELAYS, INACCURACIES, ERRORS, OR OMISSIONS ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE MATERIAL, POSTINGS OR SUBMISSIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE; AND (4) DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE, OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE, ANY MATERIALS, THIRD PARTY CONTENT, GOODS AND SERVICES OFFERED WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE.
6.2. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, ADEQUACY, COMPLETENESS, CORRECTNESS AND VALIDITY OF ANY MATERIAL AND USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE RESTS WITH YOU.
6.3. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, SONICGANG.COM, ITS ASSOCIATED COMPANIES, AND ITS RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, LICENSORS, CONSULTANTS, REPRESENTATIVES, AND/OR THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE AND/OR CLAIMS OF ANY KIND (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR OTHERWISE) ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE AND/OR POSTINGS AND/OR MATERIALS AND/OR ANY CONNECTED WEBSITE INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, (1) INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS; (2) LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUE OR SAVINGS OR OTHER ECONOMIC LOSS; (3), INCIDENTAL, DIRECT, OR SPECIAL LOSS OR SIMILAR DAMAGES; (4) LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA; (5) LOSS OF BUSINESS OR GOODWILL; AND/OR (6) WASTED OR LOST MANAGEMENT TIME, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE OR IF SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGE WAS FORESEEABLE. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, IN NO EVENT SHALL SONICGANG.COM'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL LOSSES OR DAMAGES (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THE SITE.
7. Third Party Hyperlinks
The appearance of external hyperlinks and/or other elements generated by third parties on the Site does not constitute endorsement by SONICGANG.COM and/or its Associated Companies of the opinions or views expressed by such third parties' websites. SONICGANG.COM does not verify, endorse or take responsibility for the accuracy, currency, completeness or quality of the content contained on these third parties' sites. Furthermore, SONICGANG.COM is not responsible for the quality of or delivery of any products or services offered, accessed, obtained by or advertised at such third parties' sites. As such, neither SONICGANG.COM nor its Associated Companies will be responsible for content provided on any third party website, and further SONICGANG.COM will under no circumstances be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental or special loss or other damage, whether arising from negligence, breach of contract, defamation, infringement of copyright or other intellectual property rights, caused by the exhibition, distribution or exploitation of any information or content contained within these third party hyperlinked websites.
You agree to fully indemnify, defend and hold harmless SONICGANG.COM, its Associated Companies, its directors, employees, agents, licensors, representatives and third party providers from and against all loss and damages including reasonable legal fees, resulting from any breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use by you. SONICGANG.COM reserves the right to assume, at its sole expense, the exclusive defence and control of any matter subject to full indemnity by you, in which event you agree to fully co-operate with SONICGANG.COM in defending any action or potential action.
9.1. These Terms and Conditions of Use contain the entire understanding between you and SONICGANG.COM and supersede all prior understanding of the user and SONICGANG.COM in respect of the user's use of the Site.
9.2. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions of Use is found to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable, then to the extent to which such provision is illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted and the remaining provisions shall survive and remain in full force and effect and continue to be binding and enforceable.
9.3. Unless otherwise specified, the materials in SONICGANG.COM are presented solely for the purpose of entertainment and promoting programs and other products available in India. Viacom18 makes no representation that materials in SONICGANG.COM are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.
Viacom18 Media Private Limited ("Viacom18")
36 B, Dr. R. K. Shirodkar Marg,
Parel (East) Mumbai - 400012, Maharashtra,India.