Terms of Use


Introductions

Thanks for choosing Spotify (“Spotify”, “we”, “us”, “our”). By using the Spotify service, websites, or software applications (together, the “Spotify Service” or “Service”), including by purchasing or receiving Codes or Limited Offers, you are entering into a binding contract with our local company in your country of residence (your “Local Country”) if applicable or the company listed in this chart. Your agreement with us includes these Terms and Conditions of Use (“Terms”) and our Privacy Policy (together with the Mobile Terms where applicable, the “Agreements”). If you don’t agree with these Terms, then please don’t use the Service.

Changes to the Agreements

Occasionally we may, in our discretion, make changes to the Spotify Service and Agreements. When we make changes to the Agreements that we consider material, we’ll notify you through the Service. By continuing to use the Service after those changes are made, you are expressing and acknowledging your acceptance of the changes.

Enjoying Spotify

From time to time, we may offer trials of the Premium Service and/or Mobile Service for a specified period without payment (a “Trial”). Spotify reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to determine your eligibility for a Trial, and to withdraw or to modify a Trial at any time without prior notice and with no liability.

Licence and assignment

The Spotify Service and the content provided through it are the property of Spotify or Spotify's licensors, and we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, revocable licence to make personal, non-commercial use of the Spotify Service and to receive the media content made available through the Spotify Service in your Local Country, based on the Subscription or Trial you have selected (the “Licence”). This Licence shall remain in effect for a period of 20 years unless terminated by you or Spotify. The Spotify software applications are licensed, not sold, to you, and Spotify retains ownership of all copies of the Spotify software applications even after installation on your Devices. Spotify may assign these Agreements or any part of them without restrictions. You may not assign these Agreements or any part of them, nor transfer or sub-licence your rights under this Licence, to any third party.

Third Party Applications

The Spotify Service provides a platform for third party applications, websites and services to make available products and services to you (“Third Party Applications”), and your use of these Third Party Applications is subject to their terms of use. You understand and agree that Spotify is not responsible or liable for the behavior, features, or content of any Third Party Application.

User generated content

Spotify users may post, upload and/or contribute (“post”) content to the Service, including pictures, text and playlist compilations (“User Content”). You represent that you have the right to post any User Content which you post to the Service, and that such User Content, or its use by us as contemplated by this Agreement, does not violate these Agreements, applicable law, or the intellectual property rights of others. You grant us a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, worldwide license to use any User Content that you post on or in connection with Spotify. This license lasts until you terminate your Spotify account, except in the case of User Content that you have published, made public and/or share with others. Aside from the rights specifically granted herein, you retain ownership of all rights, including intellectual property rights, in the User Content that you post to the Spotify Service, except that, where applicable under Local Country law, you agree to waive your right to be identified as the author of any User Content on the Spotify Service and your right to object to derogatory treatment of such User Content.

Consideration

In consideration for the rights granted to you under these Terms, you grant us the right (a) to allow the Spotify Service to use the processor, bandwidth and storage hardware on your Device in order to facilitate the operation of the Service, (b) to provide advertising and other information to you, if you subscribe to the Free Service, and (c) to allow our business partners to do the same. You grant Spotify a non-exclusive, transferable, sub-licensable, royalty-free, perpetual, worldwide licence to use, reproduce, make available to the public, publish, translate and distribute any User Content that you post on or otherwise provide through the Spotify Service.

User Guidelines

We’ve established a few ground rules for you to follow when using the Service, to make sure Spotify stays enjoyable for everyone. Please follow these rules and encourage other users to do the same. Spotify respects intellectual property rights and expects you to do the same. This means, for example, that the following is not permitted: (a) Copying, reproducing, “ripping”, recording, or making available to the public any part of the Spotify Services or content delivered to you via the Spotify Services, or otherwise any making use of the Spotify Service which is not expressly permitted under these Terms; (b) using the Spotify service to import or copy any local files you do not have the legal right to import or copy in this way; (c) reverse-engineering, decompiling, disassembling, modification or creating derivative works based on the Spotify Services or any part thereof; (d) circumventing any technology used by Spotify, its licensors, or any third party to protect content accessible through the Service; (e) renting or leasing of any part of the Services; (f) circumventing of any territorial restrictions applied by Spotify; (g) artificially increasing play count or otherwise manipulating the Services by using a script or other automated process; (h) removing or altering any copyright, trademark or other intellectual property notices contained on or provided through the Spotify Service; (i) providing your password to any other person or using any other person’s user name and password.

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