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Terms of Use Policy

Terms of Use Policy – Music Theory and Composition

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Effective 12/12/2010

Terms of Use Policy

This page the official Terms of Use Policy page for the website titled Music theory and Composition. StringTunes is a group of affiliated entities within its organization collectively referred to as StringTunes. Collectively, the StringTunes website properties are located at these domains; donrathjr.com, stringtunes.net, stringtunes.org and stringtunes.com.

Throughout this document and the additional legal documents attached to any or all of these entities individually, the entire contents of them collectively are adopted by each and hence StringTunes at large is guided by and protected by these documents. Within these documents reference to one is equivalent to and in reference to all domains and properties owned and controlled by StringTunes.

Terms of Use Policy – Introduction

By accessing or participating in any way with the StringTunes website (hereinafter referred to as, “website” and/or “stringtunes.com” “Site” and/or “site”, or any of its affiliated website domain names, you agree that you will be bound by the terms of use policy and conditions set forth within this document titled “Terms of Use Policy” herein referred to as “Agreement”. StringTunes may from time to time alter, amend or change the terms of the Agreement and we retain the right to do so.

By continuing your use of the stringtunes.com website including all other StringTunes website properties, after we make such changes, you agree to be bound by the new terms of use and conditions as set forth in the new or revised Agreement. We will also from time to time, change the content of the website. Some of the pages within the website may have their own terms of use and conditions that may by the terms presented on the page or pages, supersede the terms of use and the conditions as set forth herein.



Copyright © StringTunes. All rights reserved, worldwide. The stringtunes.com website has been continuously published since June of 2006 and has been and continues to be updated and revised regularly.

Except as specifically permitted in writing or provided for within this Terms of Use Policy, you may not reproduce any portion of the contents in whole or in part, by any means now known or yet to be discovered, on this site or any of the affiliated StringTunes web sites; including but not limited to the properties located at these domains; stringtunes.com, stringtunes.net, stringtunes.wordpress.com, stringtunes.org, Don Rath Jr, donrathjr.com or Music Theory and Composition, without the expressed and prior written permission from StringTunes. This restriction includes, but is not limited to editorial, photographic, graphic, mp3 or other types of music files or any and all other content included on any of the aforementioned web sites.

Terms of Use Policy – Trademarks

Within the pages on the stringtunes.com web site, logos, icons, graphics and other displays reflect the terms; StringTunes, stringtunes.com, StringTunes Foundation, StringTunes Shop, stringtunes.net, stringtunes.org, donrathjr.com, Don Rath Jr and other stylized markings that are the property of StringTunes. The website(s) may include third party designations in which case the markings including copyright, trademark and/or other intellectual property designations are the property of third parties and you are restricted from the use of these markings as set forth by the third party owners. You may not use any and all of these service Marks without StringTunes prior written consent, or the consent of the third parties that may own the Marks.

General Terms of Use Policy Parameters and Restrictions

All materials contained in the Site (the “Material” or “Materials”), which include, among other things, images, illustrations, designs, icons, photographs, audio clips, video clips, articles, documents, products, software, services and written and other materials that are part of this Site, are the copyrighted or trademarked property of StringTunes or its affiliates. All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to StringTunes or its affiliates.

You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute the Materials in any way without StringTunes prior express written permission. You may not “mirror” any Material contained on this Site or any of the StringTunes website properties on any other server. You may not use any of the Materials on any other Web site or networked computer environment for any purpose without written permission to do so.

Nothing on the stringtunes.com web site shall be construed as a grant or transfer of, including any offer for licensing purposes any of StringTunes or any third party’s intellectual property rights. You acknowledge that it is your duty and sole responsibility for obtaining any such licenses, in writing, prior to any use of these any or all of these rights of license.

You may display, copy, distribute or download the Materials on this Site provided that ALL of the following conditions are met: (1) both the copyright notice which appears on this Site and this permission notice appear in the Materials, (2) the use of such Materials is solely for personal, noncommercial and informational use and will not be copied or posted on the Internet, or any other network computer or broadcast in any media, and (3) no modifications of any of the Materials are made.


If you breach any of this Site’s terms of use and conditions, this Agreement will remain in full force and effect and you will be terminated or banned from using this site immediately. Upon termination, you further agree to immediately destroy any downloaded, copied or printed Materials in your possession.

You are prohibited from copying or imitating, in whole or in part, the design or layout of this Site or elements protected by trade dress that are protected by United States and International law and other intellectual property rights, this includes any and all third party rights associated to the design, layout or construction of this site or any of the StringTunes websites.

Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, or other laws. Such violations may result in severe civil and criminal penalties against you. StringTunes will prosecute violators to the maximum extent possible.

Conditions and Restrictions Regarding Use of the StringTunes Database

The StringTunes Database contains information on musical compositions in the StringTunes Repertoire. Further, any part or portion of the StringTunes Database that is International or outside of the United States and its territories may be included in the StringTunes Repertoire. Arrangements of music that are from music compositions in the Public Domain may also be contained and be a part of the StringTunes Database.

Whenever possible StringTunes will include links to third party sites which may or may not be associated to the StringTunes Database. It may also include the names of the parties involved in a given composition however, it makes no warranties or guarantees to the accuracy of that information or its accuracy to be reflective of the actual owner(s), publisher(s) or performer(s) of the copyrighted material contained in the StringTunes Database or in the StringTunes List of Works Database. Any use of the StringTunes Repertoire List of Works is restricted to the music compositions owned or license for use, in which case, the information is considered accurate at the time of posting it on the stringtunes.com website. Additionally, your use of the StringTunes List of Works Database is restricted to informational only and it is limited to what is contained in the StringTunes List of Works Database and does not offer a license to you or provide to you any rights to or for the use of any of the information contained within. Further, it may not be used for any other purpose(s).

StringTunes specifically disclaims any and all liability for damage(s) or loss(es) which may be directly or indirectly linked to the information contained in, omitted from or in error within the StringTunes List of Works Database. StringTunes elects to provide it only as a resource of information and not for any other purposes. It is updated on a regular basis at times selected by StringTunes and not under any other time frame designated by others.

We update our List of Works information regularly to keep our visitors informed of any changes made to the listing. We do our best to keep it up to date without errors or omissions and we disclaim any and all liability that the errors or omissions may cause.

When you involve yourself in any way with the StringTunes List of Works Database, you understand the limitations imposed as stated above. Your continued use of the information is bound by the restrictions of these Terms and Conditions of Use and that you waive any and all claims of any type, nature or kind against StringTunes or its officers, affiliates, licensees, or associated businesses arising out of your use of the information contained in whole or in part within the StringTunes List of Works Database.

StringTunes is the owner of all rights in the StringTunes List of Works or the StringTunes Database under all applicable federal and state laws. The database is intended for research and information purposes in the form presented. You may not copy, distribute, download, publish, modify, reformat, reconfigure, extract, link, incorporate into other software, databases or online material, or otherwise appropriate the database, without the express written permission of StringTunes. You may not create, generate, reverse engineer or compile any source code version of the database or any part thereof, nor shall you assist or allow others to do so.

By starting a query against the StringTunes List of Works Database or the StringTunes Database, you agree to the terms and conditions as set forth herein.

Terms of Use Policy – Photographs, Videos and Likeness

The StringTunes websites may contain photographs of StringTunes real and personal property as well as those taken of its employees. Additionally, StringTunes may post photography taken of third party physical sites and/or other real property for use in articles, slide shows or videos or other graphically displayed materials. However, if you observe any of the photos, slide shows or other likenesses and you wish for them to be removed from the stringtunes.com web site for any reason, please notify us at Webmaster.

Document and Material Downloads

The StringTunes websites may contain documentation or other Materials available for download. All such documentation and related Materials are the copyrighted works of StringTunes and/or other parties. If you use the documentation or other Materials, you agree to be bound by the terms of the license agreement accompanying the documentation or other Materials as well as the StringTunes Copyright Policy. You are prohibited, and you agree that you will not download or use any documentation or other Materials unless you agree to abide by the terms of any or all license agreements.

Submissions and Third Party Content

You agree not to submit to the StringTunes websites any content which (a) is libelous, defamatory, invasive of privacy, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive or threatening; (b) violates or infringes any person’s legal rights or the legal rights of any entity, including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks and patents; (c) violates any law; (d) advocates any unlawful activity; or (e) solicits funds for or otherwise advocates any organization, goods or services.

You are solely responsible for any Materials you submit, and that StringTunes has no responsibility for any of these Materials, including their legality, originality, reliability and appropriateness. By submitting your content, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and Conditions.

Terms of Use Policy – Disclaimer

StringTunes makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, regarding the StringTunes Websites or their contents. StringTunes expressly disclaims any such representations and warranties, including, but not limited to those relating to merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. Moreover, StringTunes does not represent or warrant that any Materials which you may access at or through the websites are current, accurate or complete. The StringTunes website Properties and all of their contents are provided on an “as is” basis only. StringTunes retains the right to modify, alter, amend, or change any of the information on the StringTunes websites without notice to you and at any time. StringTunes may also change information relating to pricing and availability without notice. You agree that you will use the website and any Materials available at or through the Site solely at your own risk. You also agree that you are solely responsible for all costs associated with any servicing or repairs of any equipment you use, including your computer, as part of your use of the Site and that StringTunes will not in any way be liable to you for damages of any kind which relate to your use of the website. You also agree to waive any and all claims of any kind or nature against StringTunes, its officers, employees, affiliates or licensees, with respect to your use of this Site or any of the information or Materials available at the Site.

StringTunes has not authenticated in any way any Materials which have been supplied by parties other than StringTunes. StringTunes does not furnish, sell, license or lease any Materials except those specifically identified as being provided by StringTunes.

StringTunes may be required to report to and cooperate fully with law enforcement authorities or comply with court orders which request or direct StringTunes to disclose the identity of anyone who submits Materials which may be threatening or libelous or which violates any law.

Our Site may be accessed from other countries around the world and may contain references to StringTunes licenses, services, programs or products which are not available in your country. Any reference to these services, programs or products does not indicate that StringTunes intends to implement any of them in your country.

Terms of Use Policy – Limitation of Liability and Indemnity

Neither StringTunes, nor any of its websites or any of its officers, directors, employees, affiliates or any of its other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with your use of or the inability to use this Site. This is an all-encompassing limitation of our liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including but not limited to, damages that are compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential, loss of profit, income or data, damage to property and claims by any other persons or entities. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless, StringTunes, its officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and its affiliates from and against any and all third-party claims, demands, liabilities, costs, or expenses, including reasonable attorney’s fees, resulting from or related to your use of the Site or your breach of any of the agreements, representations or warranties you have made to or with StringTunes.

Terms of Use Policy – Links to Third Party Sites

Our Site contains links to other web sites which are not under StringTunes control. StringTunes makes no representations of any kind regarding the content of such sites and you agree to irrevocably waive any claim against StringTunes with respect to such sites. You agree that anytime you access a different website through StringTunes Site, you do so at your own risk. StringTunes is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information or Materials contained on non-StringTunes websites that you access through our Site. StringTunes allows links to other web sites merely as a convenience to you. Any comments regarding any of these other web sites, including the Materials and resources contained on them, should be directed to the entity whose web site contains these Materials or resources. However, the StringTunes webmaster would like to be copied on any complaint addressed to any of these non-StringTunes sites. The presence of a link between any web site and this Site does not constitute a waiver of any right StringTunes may have to license such site for the non-dramatic public performance, sync licensing to Film, TV, Video or Video Services, or any other method of distribution of the StringTunes properties or musical works in StringTunes repertoire.

StringTunes Terms of Use Policy for Linking to This Site

StringTunes welcomes other sites linking to our Site, so long as the following guidelines are followed. Developers should link to our home page http://donrathjr.com/ or at the StringTunes home page rather than linking to any internal page or pages. By linking to our homepage, you ensure that your site avoids containing broken links in the future. StringTunes continues to provide the linking information on each page or post within the website as an added convenience to you. The links provided are the only ones that StringTunes endorses and supports. You may not use the StringTunes logo or any other graphics or text to imply an endorsement or support by StringTunes without the expressed written permission to do so. To inquire further, contact:

4612 Redbluff Drive
Rockford, Illinois 61107

When linking to internal pages, you should inform us as to which pages you want to link to, the specific content on the page you are interested in, when you plan to start linking and the duration for which the link will be available. Also include the URL of the page that contains the link. Upon linking to stringtunes.com, StringTunes content should appear in its own browser window, by setting the href target to “_blank” or by spawning a new browser. Any links to the StringTunes properties, pages or posts must not appear within a frame. In addition, the content of stringtunes.com must not be portrayed as belonging to anyone other than StringTunes. Nor should your site imply that StringTunes is endorsing your products or services. By linking your site with the StringTunes Site, you agree that you will not provide false or misleading information about StringTunes, its officers, directors, affiliates or its services or activities. You further agree that your web site does not infringe the rights of any other person or entity, including but not limited to copyrights and trademarks. You also agree that your site does not violate any laws, advocate unlawful activity or contains content which is not appropriate for all ages. StringTunes reserves the right to remove or to request you to remove any links to any Site which is not in compliance with the foregoing terms and conditions. Please contact our Webmaster should you have any questions or concerns with regards to the links used on our websites.

No Endorsements

The appearance of or reference to any information, Materials or other content on, or linked to, from this Site does not constitute an endorsement, express or implied of any products or services provided by entities other than those available through StringTunes.

Terms of Use Policy – StringTunes Online Store

You agree that you have the sole and responsibility regarding your use of StringTunes online store on the Site and that it is solely your responsibility to evaluate the accuracy, completeness and usefulness of all advice, opinions, services and other information as well as the quality of any merchandise ordered through this service. You agree that any use of this portion of the Site is solely at your own risk. You understand that other than content, products or services clearly identified as being supplied by StringTunes, all products, services or content offered or made available or accessible through this service are supplied by entities that are not affiliated with StringTunes, but who have contracted with StringTunes to fulfill orders placed with them for the materials you may order. StringTunes and its vendors have attempted to display the nature of the merchandise, such as description, size and color, as accurately as possible. However, the images you see are affected by the size and quality of your monitor on which they are being viewed and neither StringTunes nor any of its vendors can ensure the accuracy of your monitor’s display. If you are not satisfied with this service or any merchandise or other materials you purchase through the service, your sole remedy is to discontinue using the service.

Certain products, services or programs may not be available in your country and references to any product, service or program does not indicate that StringTunes, or its vendor, will make such product service or program available in your country. Please note that all prices quoted are in United States dollars and are valid only within the United States.

Terms of Use Policy – Local Laws and Export Controls

The Site is controlled by StringTunes from its offices in Rockford Illinois USA. We make no representation that these Materials are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. If you use this Site from other locations, you are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

You acknowledge and agree that all Materials herein are subject to the US Export Administration Laws and Regulations. Diversion of such Materials contrary to US law is prohibited. None of the Materials may be downloaded, transferred or otherwise exported or re-exported directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals, nor be used for nuclear activities, chemical biological weapons, or missile projects unless authorized by the US Government. Proscribed countries are set forth in the US Export Administration Regulations. Countries subject to US embargo are: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Rwanda, Angola, Yugoslavia, Liberia and Somalia. This list is subject to change without further notice. You certify that you are not on the US Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List or affiliated lists or on the US Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals List. You agree to comply strictly with all US export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export as may be required. By downloading or using Materials, including software from this Site, you are agreeing to the foregoing and you are warranting that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

Terms of Use Policy – Governing Law and Jurisdiction

This Site is controlled by StringTunes from its offices within the County, City and State of Winnebago, Rockford, Illinois within the territorial boundaries of the United States of America. By accessing this Site, you and StringTunes agree that all matters relating to your access to or use of this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and StringTunes also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Commercial Part of the Supreme Court of the State of Illinois and the United States District Court for the Winnebago County District Court in Illinois, USA, with respect to such matters.

Terms of Use Policy – Termination

This Agreement remains in full force and effect unless and until terminated by StringTunes. You may not terminate this Agreement however, you are always free to not participate in the StringTunes properties. Your access to this Site may be terminated immediately, without notice from us, if in our sole discretion you fail to comply with any term or provision of this Agreement. Upon any termination of this Agreement by either you or StringTunes, you agree that you will cease use of the Site immediately and destroy all Materials obtained from the Site and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Terms of Use Policy or otherwise.


Should you have any questions or require further clarification of any or all of the information contained in the StringTunes Terms of Use and Conditions document please contact us during normal business hours, 8am to 5pm CST/CDT, Monday through Friday at (815) 391-5091 or via e-mail at;

E-Mail: Webmaster

or in writing addressed as;


4612 Redbluff Drive

Rockford, Illinois 61107

Terms of Use Policy