Terms and Conditions

Synthase Composers Academy – Membership Terms & Conditions

Our mission for Synthase Music, LLC is to unleash the power of every student’s musical creativity. This document details from the outset the way in which we will deliver our services to you. If you are planning to join the Synthase Composers Academy (“the Membership”) then you must read these terms and conditions in full prior to purchasing.

  1. Membership Terms & Conditions (‘Terms’): Key Details
  2. These Terms cannot be varied and in proceeding to purchase the Membership you will be deemed to have accepted these Terms. The Terms set out below apply to the services offered by Synthase Music, LLC. Please read them carefully as they affect your rights and liabilities under law and set out the Terms under which Synthase Music, LLC (“we”, “our” or “us”) provide services to you, as purchaser of the Membership. These Terms are subject to any rights you have under consumer law to which we are bound and which cannot be waived by contract.

    Please be aware that we may update these Terms at any time. Your continued use of the Membership indicates your acceptance of the terms and agreement to any changes.

  3. Membership Outline
  4. Synthase Composers Academy is a membership platform to bring growth and inspiration for aspiring composers. The Membership is an ongoing commitment where you can get regular support and guidance.

    Our aim is to help people create and share joy by composing and producing music. We welcome composers from a wide variety of acoustic and electronic styles.  

  5. Eligibility
  6. This membership is suitable for those who are at least 13 years of age and are interested in composing music.

  7. Membership Specifics
  8. There are four elements to the Membership:

    1. Weekly live events including studio classes
    2. Video courses
    3. Downloadable resources
    4. Community forums

    Live Studio Classes and Other Events

    The live studio classes will be led by the teaching artists of Synthase or special guest artists. Studio classes will take place over an online platform at a link made available inside the site.

    During each live session, selected participants will present their music and hear suggestions and critiques from the presenter. We will do our best give everyone a fair opportunity to present at these studio classes.

    Other live events may also take place including Q&A sessions.

    Video Courses and Downloadable Resources

    In addition to live events there is a library of resources that you may work through on at your own pace which includes videos and PDFs. New material will be added on a monthly basis. The content of all resources and training will be provided in English; translations are not available.

    Community Forums

    You will have access to members-only community forums to support you during the Membership. The intention of the forums  is to provide community support and a network of individuals with similar interests and challenges.

    From time to time Synthase teaching artists may post and offer support in the Facebook Group but there is no guarantee that posts will be responded to immediately or that any Facebook mailboxes will be monitored.

    Please be advised that whilst we hope that you will be able to utilise the Facebook group, we make no guarantees as to the availability of the group and/or the content within the group at any time. Therefore, always ensure that you have back-up copies of any information shared within the group.

  9. Behavior
  10. We reserve the right to remove members for behavior we deem inappropriate. By participating in the community you agree to the following community standards:

    At Synthase, we believe in building community amongs creators who can support each other in their professional and musical growth. We encourage you to use the forum as a welcoming space to engage with others by posting questions about the course, sharing your work, and providing constructive feedback to other people’s work. In order for the Synthase forums to be a productive space for those who use it, we require that people adhere to the community standards listed at this link: https://academy.synthase.cc/community-standards/.

    Violation of community standards will result in removal of posts and strikes against your profile. Repeated offenders will be asked to leave the platform.

  11. Membership Fees and Payment Terms
  12. The cost of the Membership is set at the time you subscribe and is inclusive of taxes. On subscription you will agree to monthly payments via Stripe which are automatically deducted.

    We reserve the right to change the content and delivery of the services within the membership and the associated price point at any time. Should we do this we will provide advance notice so that you can decide whether to consider your subscription. We shall never increase your membership fees without providing at least 28 days’ notice and without providing you with advance notification.

  13. Refunds and Cancellation
  14. It is our aim that you will be completely happy with the Membership and grow as a composer. However, we appreciate that there may come a time when you wish to leave the Membership.

    As you have instant access to the Membership resources you will not be entitled to a refund of your subscription fees should you join and then wish to leave. Please consider the detail of the Membership carefully before purchasing and get in touch to ask any questions about suitability. You will not be entitled to a refund if you change your mind. Your statutory refund rights are not affected.

    Should you wish to cancel your Membership you may do so within the platform. Your access will remain until the date of its expiration.

    We reserve all rights to cancel the programme for any reason without prior notice. In such circumstance a refund will be provided for the remainder of that month or year as applicable.

    Notwithstanding any right or remedy available to us, we may cancel your Membership with immediate effect

    • If you fail to pay your Membership fees by the relevant due date;
    • If you commit a repudiatory breach of the Terms of this agreement;
    • If you violate our community;
    • As decided at our sole discretion from time to time
  15. Contact and Schedule
  16. It is the intention that the Membership will run continuously and that any training material and live events will be provided as set out above. Should an unforeseen reason arise which cause a session(s) to be postponed they will be re-arranged as soon as possible.

    Throughout the Membership we will be available by email at support@synthase.cc.

    You may see us post on social media outside of our core hours. Not all of these posts are live and some will be pre-scheduled. We are passionate about supporting everyone in the Membership and where we can we may respond to you out of hours but we make no guarantees that this will always be possible.

  17. Disclaimers
  18. We make no guarantees or claims as to the success of any member. Each individual is unique and their abilities are unique to them. The aim is that each member grows in their own capacity.

    All training provided will be general information and guidance and will not be bespoke advice. We are not responsible for any action or inaction which you take as a result of the information within the Membership. We are not responsible for any loss of opportunity or any investments which you make.

    We ask that all members in the Membership respect the rights of others in respect of their behaviour and privacy. We will not be responsible for the action of any members including for any disclosures made by any members based on information which has been shared within the Membership.

  19. Limitation of Liability and Indemnification
  20. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable laws, we limit liability and responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of all or any part of the Membership. We shall not be liable to you for any damages, including lost profits, whether such claim is based on warranty, contract, tort or otherwise (even if we have been advised in advance of the possibility of such damages).

    If we are found to be liable to you for any damage or loss which arises out of or is in any way connected with your use of the Membership, our liability shall in no event exceed the total of any fees with respect to the Membership received by us from you, during the 6 months preceding the date on which the claim arose.

    Nothing in these Terms shall limit or exclude our liability in respect to fraudulent misrepresentation, death, or personal injury, resulting from our negligence, or any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by law.

    You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us, our subcontractors and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including solicitors’ fees, made by a third party due to or arising out of your breach of these terms, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

  21. Privacy and Confidentiality
  22. Your privacy and protection of your personal data is important to us. You are responsible for ensuring that your contact details are accurate and up-to-date, at the time of registration, and on an on-going basis thereafter.

    Your personal data is protected as set out in our privacy policy which can be found at https://synthase.cc/privacy-policy/. By providing your personal data you agree to the terms of our privacy policy.

    During the course of the Membership you may have access to confidential information, in particular the personal affairs of other members. In accepting these Terms, you agree that you will not use or disclose to any person, organisation or company, and shall use your best endeavours to prevent the publication of, any confidential information relating to any other member.  

    You accept that any unauthorised disclosure of personal or confidential information belonging to another may amount to immediate dismissal from the Membership. Should you decide to leave the Membership then you remain bound by the confidentiality and privacy obligations.

    Please be aware that some training sessions may be recorded and your name and image/video may be captured. The recordings of the training will be kept and made available to others in the Membership. If you provide or share any information within these sessions about yourself that information will be shared within the group. Should you not wish to be recorded please ensure that if you attend any training your camera is switched off and your name field is changed to “Attendee” with your initials so that support can still be offered but no personal identifiable information will be captured.

    Your log-in details must remain confidential, and you must not disclose this information to a third party, without our express permission in writing. If you know, or suspect, that your log-in details have been obtained by a third party, you agree to change your password immediately, and provide notification of the same as soon as possible to support@synthase.cc.

  23. Intellectual Property
  24. During your time as a Member you will be provided with videos, PDFs, media, and other files and resources. At all times the intellectual property rights and copyrights connected with those materials remain with us. You have the right to use the materials as learning tools but you are not permitted to duplicate, republish, reproduce, distribute, translate or provide copies to third parties. We retain and reserve all of our copyrights.

  25. Force Majeure
  26. Where either party is prevented from or delayed in carrying out its obligations under these Terms, due to circumstances beyond their reasonable control including, but not limited to, acts of God, governmental actions, war or national emergency, riot, civil commotion, fire, explosion, flood, inclement weather, pandemic/epidemic, lock-outs, strikes or other employment disputes, performance of their obligations shall be postponed until these circumstances end.

  27. Waiver
  28. In the event that we fail to insist upon your strict performance of any obligations under these Terms, or we fail to exercise any rights or remedies to which we are entitled, this will not constitute a waiver of any such rights and / or remedies available to us.

  29. Errors and Inaccuracies
  30. There may be information within our Site or the Membership which contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions relating to the service delivery, pricing or promotion of the Membership. We reserve the right to correct or amend any errors without prior notice.

  31. Jurisdiction
  32. These Terms are governed by the laws of California, USA. The courts of the State of California have exclusive jurisdiction over any matter and proceedings arising out of the Membership.

  33. Complaints
  34. It is our aim that you are completely satisfied with the Membership. Should you have any feedback please feel free to share it with us as we are always striving to ensure that we provide you with the highest level of service. If you have a complaint about the Membership this should be made to made in writing to Nate May at support@synthase.cc.

  35. General
  36. We intend to rely on the written Terms set out in Terms and Conditions for the services that we provide to you in delivery of the Membership. These written Terms shall constitute the entire agreement between us.

    Should there be any conflict between these Terms and any Membership hosting platform or payment gateway, these Terms shall prevail.

    If any provision within these Terms is determined by any court or other competent authority to be unlawful and/or unenforceable, the other provisions will continue in effect. If any unlawful and/or unenforceable provision would be lawful or enforceable if part of it were deleted, that part will be deemed to be deleted, and the rest of the provision will continue in effect (unless that would contradict the clear intention of the parties, in which case the entirety of the relevant provision will be deemed to be deleted).

    No provision within these Terms shall be enforceable by any third party under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 or otherwise.

    We may update these Terms and Conditions from time to time for legal or regulatory reasons or to allow the proper operation of your service. Any changes will be notified to you as soon as possible.

    Last updated 1 May 2024.