Terms & Conditions

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

Terms of website use 

These Terms and Conditions (together with the documents referred to in it) tells you the Terms and Conditions on which you may make use of our website [http://cws.dmu.ac.uk] (our website), whether as a guest or a registered user. Use of our website includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our website.

Please read these Terms and Conditions carefully before you start to use our website, as these will apply to your use of our website. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference. By using our website, you confirm that you accept these Terms and Conditions and that you agree to comply with them. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, you must not use our website. 

Other applicable terms

These Terms and Conditions also refer to our Acceptable Use Policy, which sets out the permitted uses and prohibited uses of our website. When using our website, you must comply with this Acceptable Use Policy.

Information about us

[http://cws.dmu.ac.uk] is a website operated by De Montfort University ("We").  We are a Higher Education Corporation established in accordance with the Education Act 1988.  Our main address is The Gateway, Leicester LE1 9BH UK.

Changes to these terms and conditions

We may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Changes to our website

We may update our website from time to time, and may change the content at any time. Please note that any of the content on our website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it. We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions. 

Our website

Our website aims to support the EU ‘Composing with Sounds: Widening Electroacoustic Music Participation’ project which is an international collaboration bringing together high-level professional cultural and educational institutions, schools and musicians of all ages.

The website provides access to the Compose with Sounds software which enables users to explore, create and share their own electroacoustic compositions. The main objectives of this website are to:

  • provide access to the sound management tool, Compose with Sounds, containing editing, processing and mixing functions to enable users to compose their own original musical works and users will be the owners of any and all works they create via the website;
  • support collaboration between groups of professional composers and amateur composers  all working on compositions with the same sound management tools, encouraging the composition of original works and the ability for users to learn the process of composition; and
  • host concert materials arising from the work of young people participating in events supported by the projects series, making this commissioned content accessible and downloadable online.

This website is a not a transactional website and consequently is non-commercial and is principally for educational and entertainment purposes only.

The information on our website is intended to be helpful to composers and to those with an interest in composition and electro acoustic music who may be encouraged to learn more about compositing. Feedback from website users is important to us and any comments you have on the website and its features.

Accessing our website

Our website is made available free of charge.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our website, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our website is accurate, complete or up-to-date. Any reliance you place on information found on our website or linked to it on other websites will be at your own risk.

We do not guarantee that our website, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our website without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our website.

You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms and Conditions and other applicable policies, and that they comply with them. 

Your account and password

You may access the website through the use of a Mozilla Persona. The creation and use of a Mozilla Persona is subject to terms and conditions as asserted by Mozilla Corporation.

You may create your own user identification code and password or any other piece of information as part of security procedures and you must treat such information as confidential. You must not disclose it to any third party.

We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us.

Intellectual property rights

The title, ownership rights, and intellectual property rights regarding content on this website shall remain with the party that created it. As such, aspects of the website content shall remain our property and we are the owner of such intellectual property rights in our website, and in the material published on it.  Aspects of our website, its content and associated software are protected by copyright laws (and related rights) and treaties around the world.  All such rights in our content are reserved.

The works (sounds, sound cards, musical compositions etc) created, stored and manipulated by users through the use of the website and the Compose with Sounds software and associated tools will remain their property and any intellectual property rights will reside with users.

By creating, storing and/or submitting work using this website and/or software you agree that you will comply with our Acceptable Use Policy.

You must not use any part of the content on our website for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.

Limitation of our liability

Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, or any other liability that cannot be excluded by English law.

To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all conditions, warranties, representations or other terms which may apply to our website or any content on it, whether express or implied.

We will not be liable to any user for any loss or damage, whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, even if foreseeable, arising under or in connection with use of, or inability to use, our website; or use of or reliance on any content displayed on our website.

Our website is not provide for business use, to the fullest extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any loss of profits, sales, business, or revenue; business interruption; loss of anticipated savings; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.

If you are an individual user, please note that we only provide our website for domestic and private use. You agree not to use our website for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our website or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our website. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Using our website

To use our website you must comply with the terms set out in our Acceptable Use Policy

You warrant that any use of our website will comply with our Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy or else you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.

We do not guarantee that our website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses. You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access our website.

You must not misuse our website by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our website, the server on which our website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our website.

We will act upon any breach of our Terms and Conditions and Acceptable Use Policy as stated, we will report incidents to the relevant law enforcement authorities where necessary and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our website will cease immediately.

Linking to and From our website

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

Where our website contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.

Applicable law

These Terms and Conditions, its subject matter and its formation (and any non-contractual disputes or claims) are governed by English law. We both agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

Thank you for reading these Terms and Conditions and for visiting our website.



The Compose with Sounds team