Terms of Use – KeyPulp

KeyPulp doesn’t like legalese any more than the next blog, and we are always revising our Terms to make them as human-readable as possible.

These Terms were last updated on July 14, 2011 and may be updated further without prior notice. Please check this page for those updates.

Acceptance of Terms

Any use of keypulp.com, its content or services (referred to collectively hereafter as “KeyPulp”) constitutes your express agreement to these Terms of Use (referred to hereafter as “the Terms” or “these Terms”). If you do not agree with or wish to be bound to any one or more than one of these terms you must cease all use of KeyPulp.

KeyPulp Media LLC has the right, but is not obligated, to strictly enforce these Terms through self-help, community moderation, active investigation, litigation and prosecution.

KeyPulp reserves the right to restrict or refuse access to keypulp.com by users that do not comply with our Terms of Use.


Content by KeyPulp Media LLC

KeyPulp Media LLC reserves all rights in the content its staff publishes on keypulp.com. This includes copyrights in all words and all photographs, images and other multimedia created by KeyPulp staff.


By posting comments to KeyPulp, you grant KeyPulp Media LLC a transferable, non-exclusive license to display those comments on KeyPulp and all its related services and publications, in whatever forms they may take. If you want one of your comments removed, remove it yourself. If for some reason you can’t, contact us via our Tips page and ask us to remove it.

Comments, even those by KeyPulp staff, represent the views of the commenter and do not reflect the opinions or views of KeyPulp Media LLC. KeyPulp reserves the right to filter, edit, or remove any post or comment without notice. However, KeyPulp is not obligated to remove any content for any reason to the extent that the content in question is lawful.


KeyPulp accepts music submissions via its Tips page and its SoundCloud DropBox. Those who send KeyPulp music grant KeyPulp a perpetual, transferable, irrevocable, non-exclusive, license to make that music available, whether by streaming or for downloading, on keypulp.com or any of its associated sites and services. Those who send KeyPulp music also certify that they hold all permissions or intellectual property rights in that music necessary to grant KeyPulp the aforementioned license.

Allowable Content and Use

keypulp.com may not be used for purposes not in accordance with local law. Users of keypulp.com may not use the site to post illegal content, impersonate other users, infringe on someone else’s intellectual property rights, or disseminate malicious software or spam.

Privacy Policy

KeyPulp uses services like Google Analytics and WordPress.com Stats to track data on how KeyPulp is used. This includes pageviews, referring websites and traffic sources, keywords searched for by users that led them to KeyPulp, and other data. KeyPulp may directly or indirectly, via the aforementioned or other unmentioned third party services, log the incoming IP addresses of machines connecting to its servers, but we do not collect the personal information of users for sale, lease or license to third parties.

KeyPulp sometimes uses the Disqus commenting platform, which allows users to post comments without registering with Disqus or other services to which Disqus submits comments at user direction, including Twitter, Facebook Connect, Yahoo, and others. See the Disqus Terms and Policies for more information.

Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)

Infringement Policy

It is KeyPulp’s policy to respond to valid DMCA takedown notices of alleged copyright infringement. These notices must include all of the information below, as suggested by the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act.

KeyPulp’s response to valid takedown notices may include but is not limited to removing the infringing material, suspending user accounts, or banning the infringing user from future access to or publication on KeyPulp. We will also contact the poster, submitter or sender of the affected material so that they may determine whether or not they wish to make a counter notification.

Notification Requirements

To file a notice of infringement with us, you must provide a communication to dmca (at) keypulp (dot) com that includes the items specified below.

  1. Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed upon. This means a link to the original work or a description of what is being copied.
  2. Identify the material that is infringing on the work in item #1. This means the link to a keypulp.com post or comment with the material in it.
  3. Provide your contact information, preferably email address and phone number.
  4. Include the following statement or its equivalent: “I have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted materials described above as allegedly infringing is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.”
  5. Include the following statement or its equivalent: “I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.”
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