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Terms of Use

Use of: https://mellamusic.com

This policy is valid from 12 March, 2017

The reading of all information on mellamusic.com is of your own free will. If you do not accept these Terms and Conditions, please cease use of this website immediately.

I reserve the right to change any of these Terms and Conditions at any given time on this website. We all have to live our lives by our own terms and conditions, you know? Sometimes life changes and we need to modify those terms and conditions, so I need to be able to change mine on this website.

Even though I work very hard to provide you with up-to-date information (mostly through  my own experiences, but also through research and interviewing smarter people), I make no representations or warranties of any kind (expressed or implied) about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability of any information, products, services or related graphics contained on this site for any purpose.

Especially when it comes to current prices, addresses, opening hours, phone numbers, travel information and website addresses, I advise you to double check. I aim to provide you with accurate information at the time of publishing, but some information will understandably be less accurate as time passes.

Copyright Policy

Unless otherwise noted, I (Mella Barnes) am the legal copyright holder of all (written, multimedia and graphic) material on this website and it may not be used, reprinted, (partially) modified or published without my written consent. A link to https://mellamusic.com must appear in all copies of any artwork or content, including articles, press releases and any other mention or use of information.

Guest bloggers and other contributors to Mella Music are responsible for their own submitted material on my website and have to ensure that their work complies with national and relevant foreign, comical-, attraction- and gravitational laws. The opinions expressed by any Third Parties are their own and do not represent the position or believe of mellamusic.com. I also am not responsible – but very sorry –  for any narrow-minded, impolite or offensive comments by others on my blog. I will do my best to remove comments like these, but if I haven’t done so it does not mean that I agree with the comments or commenters. I may simply be unaware of them. 

Hold Harmless

All the information provided on mellamusic.com is for general information and entertainment purposes only and is the expressed opinion of myself, Mella Barnes (‘Mella Music‘) and not others. This includes (but is not limited to) my membership organizations and/or employers.

I am not providing any medical, legal or professional advice. I may provide musical advice, but I urge you to use your own common sense and discretion. You are taking all the provided information at your own risk. Please contact your local vocal coach, producer, songwriter, Google or your own intuition to find or obtain more information to make an informed decision.

Under no circumstances will I be liable for any loss or damage (including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage) or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of or in connection with the use of this website. I cannot be held responsible for any offense taken due to translation, interpretation or mistakes in grammar and/or punctuation of my website’s content.

Although I try to keep mellamusic.com running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, access to the site may be temporarily or permanently suspended and without notice at my own discretion, due to possible updates or technical issues beyond my control. I will not be liable if for any reason the website is unavailable at any time or for any period of time. I will try to get the website back online as soon as possible.

Privacy Statement

Any personal and/or contact information provided to me will be kept private. You will not be spammed in any way, and I will not sell or disclose your information to any other companies.

I am not responsible for the privacy practices of any of my advertisers or blog commenters.

Reserve Rights

I, Mella Barnes from mellamusic.com, reserve the right to change the focus of the blog, to shut it down, sell it, or change the terms of use (go to a paid platform) at my own discretion.

I also reserve the rights to edit or delete any comments submitted to mellamusic.com without notice due to: comments deemed to be spam or questionable spam, comments containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, comments that attack a group or person individually, or comments that have nothing to do with the post in question. For example, if I write a post about music theory and you start talking about religion or politics, I will remove it. There are plenty of religious or political blogs to comment on, so let’s keep things where they should be, cool? Cool.

Advertisers and Sponsors

I am not responsible for the actions of my advertisers or sponsors. If you purchase a product or service based upon a link from my website, you must take action with that company to resolve any issues, not mellamusic.com.

Any product, claim, statistic, quote or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider or party in question. Just because I like a product or service doesn’t mean you will too!

To help the website expand and to cover costs of running the site, some advertising and affiliate links may run on my website. Affiliate links earn me a small commission on any purchases made when clicking on one of these links. I will do my absolute best to only provide you with information about (music) products that I truly believe in. I will never take your trust for granted. All reviews on my website will be presented honestly and I will disclose whether I will be receiving any commissions or products for free.

Letters to the Editor

Any letters, e-mails, blog comments, responses on Social Media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter, or questions written directly to me may be used to share with my blogging audience unless specifically requested otherwise. (Part of) these letters or emails, questions or any other feedback may be used in newsletters, blog posts, columns or up-and-coming books.

Thank you so much for visiting my website!

Mella Barnes