Welcome to Papaya FM! Papaya FM is a mobile app that makes it easy to record and share voice.
1. Acceptance of Terms of Service.
By accessing or using the Services in any manner, you agree to abide by these Terms of Service and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time to the Services by us, each of which is incorporated by reference and each of which may be updated from time to time without notice to you. Certain of the Services may be subject to additional terms and conditions specified by us from time to time to the Services ; your use of such Services is subject to those additional terms and conditions, which are incorporated into these Terms of Service by this reference.
We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to modify or replace any of these Terms of Service, or change, suspend, or discontinue the Services (including without limitation, the availability of any feature, database, or content) at any time by posting a notice through the Services, via e-mail or by another appropriate means of electronic communication. We may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of Services without notice or liability. While we will timely provide notice of modifications, it is also your responsibility to check these Terms of Service periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following notification of any changes to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those changes, which will apply to your continued use of the Services going forward. Your use of the Services is subject to the Terms of Service in effect at the time of such use.
We also reserve the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that we will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of Services.
ARBITRATION NOTICE AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER: EXCEPT FOR CERTAIN TYPES OF DISPUTES DESCRIBED IN THE ARBITRATION SECTION BELOW, YOU AGREE THAT DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND US WILL BE RESOLVED BY BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION AND YOU WAIVE YOUR RIGHT TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT OR CLASS-WIDE ARBITRATION.
YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE FULL LEGAL RIGHT TO ENTER INTO THIS TERMS OF SERVICE .YOU SHOULD NOT BE A CHILD AND BE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE TERMS, HEREUNDER, OR YOU MAY NOT USE THE SERVICES. FURTHER YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SERVICES IF YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SERVICES IS PROHIBITED OR CONFLICTS WITH ANY APPLICABLE LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS. YOU MUST NOTIFY US IMMEDIATELY OF ANY CHANGE IN YOUR ELIGIBILITY TO USE THE SERVICES.
We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change these eligibility criteria at any time.
For purposes of these Terms of Service, the term “Content” includes, any information, audio, recordings, text, graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services. For avoidance of doubt, “Content” also includes all User Content (as defined below)
All Content added, created, uploaded, submitted, distributed, or posted to the Services by users (collectively “User Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such User Content. You represent that all User Content provided by you is in compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including, but not limited to, copyright laws. You acknowledge that all Content, including User Content, accessed by you using the Services is at your own risk and you will be solely responsible for any damage or loss to you or any other party resulting therefrom. We do not pre-screen content and do not guarantee that any Content you access on or through the Services is or will continue to be accurate.
Notices and Restrictions.
The Services may contain Content specifically provided by us, our partners or our users. Such Content is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by us, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on such Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content that you legally upload to the Services. You shall abide by and maintain all copyright notices, information, and restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Services.
By submitting User Content through the Services, you hereby do and shall grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable and transferable license to use, edit, modify (including the right to create derivative works of), aggregate, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display, perform, and otherwise fully exploit the User Content in connection with the operation of the Services, the promotion, advertising or marketing of the Services, or any other purposes. You agree that this license includes the right for Papaya FM to provide, promote, and improve the Services and to make User Content submitted to or through the Services available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Papaya FM for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such User Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such User Content use. Such additional uses by Papaya FM, or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Papaya FM, may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the User Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services. Such license shall survive the termination of your Account or the Services. For the avoidance of doubt, such license includes any and all rights in or to the User Content, including, without limitation, copyright, rights of privacy or rights of publicity. You also hereby do and shall grant each user of the Services a non-exclusive, perpetual license to access your User Content through the Services, and to use, edit, modify (including the right to create derivative works of), reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform such User Content in connection with any use of the Services by any user of the Services. Such license shall survive the termination of your Account or the Services. You acknowledge and agree that any questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, feedback or other information about the Services (“Submissions”), provided by you to us are non-confidential and we will be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of these Submissions for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.
For clarity, the foregoing license granted to us and our users does not affect your other ownership or license rights in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Content, unless otherwise agreed in writing. You represent and warrant that you have all rights to grant such licenses to us without infringement or violation of any third party rights, including without limitation, any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, trademarks, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
Availability of Content.
We do not guarantee that any Content will be made available through the Services. You acknowledge that we may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Services, including without limitation the maximum period of time that Content will be retained by the Services and the maximum storage space that will be allotted on our servers on your behalf. You agree that we have no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure to store any Content maintained or uploaded by the Services. We reserve the right to, but do not have any obligation to, (i) remove, edit or modify any Content in our sole discretion, at any time, without notice to you and for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content or if we are concerned that you may have violated these Terms of Service), or for no reason at all and (ii) to remove or block any Content from the Services.
5. Purchase and Reward.
Paid Content means the recordings uploaded and priced by users at or the paid audio content distributed by Papaya FM. Such type of content is copyrighted.
You acknowledge and agree that we will regularly or irregularly run promotions and sales for paid content and certain content is only available at a discounted price for a set period of time. The price applicable to an audiobook or podcast will be the one at the time when you complete purchasing the recording (at checkout). Any price offered for a particular audiobook/podcast may also be different when you are logged into your account from the price available to users who aren’t registered or logged in, because some of our promotions are available to new users only.
Purchasing Paid Content
When you purchase any paid content according to its a la carte price, you need to spend your balance at your account’s Wallet.
If there is insufficient balance in your Wallet, you can top it up with certain suggested amount. The top-up amount is merely used to purchase paid content at Papaya FM and cannot be withdrawn from your Wallet.
If you subscribe to us, the subscription fee is directly paid via your in-app purchase. For more information about in-app purchase, you may contact App Store or Google Play Store directly.
Before you purchase any paid content, you can listen to a sample of each chapter. Therefore, if you are unhappy with the content you have purchased, currently you cannot return or exchange it.
Uploading and Pricing Your Own Recordings
At Papaya FM, you can record your favorite content provided that such content will not violate laws, rules, regulations, third party rights and our Terms of Service, which means that you can be narrators besides listeners. The uploaded recordings(whether audiobooks or podcasts) and its enclosing chapter (s) can be set as paid content at our sole discretion when they meet the certain criteria, such as the total time duration of the audiobook and your user level. The higher user level you have and the longer the time duration is, the higher price of your audiobook is with.
Users can choose to purchase your paid content via a la carte price or subscription credit. When your paid content is purchased by any of Papaya FM user, you will get rewarded. The reward is considered as your achievement or recognition on your great effort, which is calculated from certain proportion of the profit from other users’ purchase on your paid content.
To make sure about how many rewards you may have from your uploaded recordings, here's a summary comparison of user level, unit price, and pay-out ratio currently available for audio production deals on Papaya FM. When you meet certain criteria, you will be leveled up and then benefit more.
You can have the rewards withdrawn as money from your Papaya FM account, where you can check how many available rewards are in your account. When your content, no matter whether it is an audiobook or podcast, is ongoing, you are entitled to withdraw part of your rewards as money. And the other part is temporarily frozen. When you set your paid content as “Completed”, all the frozen rewards are unfrozen that you can withdraw them as money as well from your account.
However, if we have learned or been informed that your recording has infringed any third party right or violate laws, rules, regulations, or our Terms of Service, we will immediately terminate your Account and all the frozen rewards would be turned into zero.
6. Rules of Conduct.
As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms of Service. You are responsible for all of your activity in connection with the Services.
You shall use the Services only for your personal use, and not for any commercial use or for the benefit of any third party.
You shall comply with all laws, rules and regulations (for example, federal, state and local) applicable to your use of the Services and your User Content, including but not limited to, copyright laws, and shall not further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities. You shall not (and shall not permit any third party to) either (a) take any action or (b) upload, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content through the Services, including without limitation any User Content, that:
a) infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity or other right of any other person or entity or violates any law or contractual duty;
b) you know is false, misleading, untruthful or inaccurate;
c) is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another's privacy, tortious, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, offensive, profane, contains or depicts nudity, contains or depicts sexual activity, or is otherwise inappropriate as determined by us in our sole discretion;
d) constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk e-mail (“spamming”);
e) contains software viruses or any other computer codes, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, limit or interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any system, data, password or other information of ours or of any third party;
f) impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives;
g) includes anyone’s identification documents or sensitive financial information;
h) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; or
i) in our sole judgment, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Services, or which may expose us or our users to any harm or liability of any type.
You shall not: (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (as determined by us in our sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our (or our third party providers’) infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services or any activities conducted on the Services; (iii) bypass, circumvent or attempt to bypass or circumvent any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Services (or other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Services); (iv) run any form of auto-responder or “spam” on the Services; (v) use manual or automated software, devices, or other processes to “crawl” or “spider” any page of Papaya FM’s websites; (vi) harvest or scrape any Content or contact information from the Services; (vii) solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18; or (viii) otherwise take any action in violation of our guidelines and policies.
You shall not (directly or indirectly): (i) decipher, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive any source code or underlying ideas or algorithms of any part of the Services (including without limitation any application), except to the limited extent applicable laws specifically prohibit such restriction, (ii) modify, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of any part of the Services, (iii) engage in or use any data mining, robots, scraping, or similar data gathering or extraction methods, or (iv) copy, rent, lease, distribute, or otherwise transfer any of the rights that you receive hereunder.
We reserve the right to take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in our sole discretion, violate this Section, including without limitation, removing the offending content from the Services, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities.
We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce these Terms of Service, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of us, our users and the public.
Also if any content on the Services has infringed your right/property ,please contact us at email@example.com as soon as possible. We will remove relevant content on the Service immediately or otherwise set forth above to avoid you further loss and damage.
7. Third Party Services.
The Services may permit you to link to other websites, services or resources on the Internet, and other websites, services or resources may contain links to the Services. When you access third party resources on the Internet, you do so at your own risk. These other resources are not under our control, and you acknowledge that we are not responsible or liable for the content, functions, accuracy, legality, appropriateness or any other aspect of such websites or resources. The inclusion of any such link does not imply our endorsement or any association between us and their operators. You further acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on or through any such website or resource.
8. Mobile Services.
The Services include certain services that are available via a mobile device, including (i) the ability to upload Content via a mobile device, (ii) the ability to browse the Services from a mobile device and (iii) the ability to access certain features through an application downloaded and installed on a mobile device (collectively, the “Mobile Services”). By using the Mobile Services, you agree that we may communicate with you regarding Company and other entities by SMS, MMS, text message or other electronic means to your mobile device and that certain information about your usage of the Mobile Services may be communicated to us. Papaya FM does not charge a fee to use the Services, but any text messages sent and/or received using the Services are subject to standard text messaging rates. Additionally, text messages sent and/or received count towards a monthly quota as any other messages do. You acknowledge that, whether you are sending or receiving text messages using the Services, standard text messaging rates may apply. In the event you change or deactivate your mobile telephone number, you agree to promptly update your Company account information to ensure that your messages are not sent to the person that acquires your old number.
9. Social Networking Services.
In addition, we are not responsible for the accuracy, availability or reliability of any information, content, goods, data, opinions, advice or statements made available in connection with Social Networking Services. As such, we are not liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Social Networking Services. We enable these features merely as a convenience and the integration or inclusion of such features does not imply an endorsement or recommendation.
We may terminate your access to all or any part of the Services at any time, with or without cause, with or without notice, which may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.
If you wish to terminate your Account, you may do so by following the instructions on the Papaya FM website or the Papaya FM mobile application.
All provisions of these Terms of Service which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, licenses of User Content, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.
Papaya Mobile respects the rights of authors and copyright owners and will not tolerate the use of its service for infringing purposes. Copyright owners who believe their rights are being infringed by a post to our service may request that the offending post be removed by providing the relevant information as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act to [insert the name, contact information and link for submission of notices to the designated agent]. Further, Papaya Mobile has a firm policy of terminating the accounts of users who repeatedly abuse our Services for infringing purposes. Such termination may result in the forfeiture and destruction of all information associated with your membership. You agree that we will not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to the Services.
11. Warranty Disclaimer.
We have no special relationship with or fiduciary duty to you. You acknowledge that we have no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Services; what Content you access via the Services; or how you may interpret or use the Content.
You release us from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Services. We make no representations concerning any Content contained in or accessed through the Services, and we will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, or legality of material or Content contained in or accessed through the Services.
THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED. WE, AND OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUPPLIERS, PARTNERS AND CONTENT PROVIDERS DO NOT WARRANT THAT: (I) THE SERVICES WILL BE SECURE OR AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; (II) ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; (III) ANY CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICES IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (IV) THE RESULTS OF USING THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
You shall defend, indemnify, and hold harmless us, our affiliates and each of our and their respective employees, contractors, directors, suppliers and representatives from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of, or access to, the Services, Content, or otherwise from your User Content, violation of these Terms of Service, or infringement by you, or any third party using your Account or identity in the Services, of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will assist and cooperate with us in asserting any available defenses.
13. Limitation of Liability.
IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, NOR OUR DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS OR CONTENT PROVIDERS, BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES (I) FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DATA LOSS, USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICES, OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, COMPENSATORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (HOWEVER ARISING), EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, (II) FOR ANY BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, OR THE LIKE (REGARDLESS OF THE SOURCE OF ORIGINATION), OR (III) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) OF the greater of (A) fees paid to us for the particular Services during the immediately previous three (3) month period or (B) $500.00.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES OR WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SERVICES.
14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction.
This Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the law of People’s Republic of China, without regard to conflict of laws principles. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or in connection with the terms herein, including any question regarding its existence, validity or termination and regardless of the nature of such dispute or difference, shall be submitted to shall be submitted to the People's Court of Beijing HaiDian District .
Entire Agreement and Severability.
These Terms of Service are the entire agreement between you and us with respect to the Services and supersede all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals (whether oral, written or electronic) between you and us with respect to the Services. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision will be replaced with the terms closest to its original meaning and other Terms of Service will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder
We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation.
These Terms of Service are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or delegate any of our rights and obligations hereunder without consent.
No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Service and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect.
Unless otherwise specified in these Term of Service, all notices under these Terms of Service will be in writing and will be deemed to have been duly given when received, if personally delivered or sent by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested; when receipt is electronically confirmed, if transmitted by facsimile or e-mail; or the day after it is sent, if sent for next day delivery by recognized overnight delivery service. Electronic notices should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may contact us at the email address email@example.com at the following address:
11th Floor, Building. A, Technology Wealth Center NO.8 Xueqing Rd. Haidian District, Beijing.