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JamBandit puts the fan in the band.

JamBandit is an interactive music application enabling expert performance from all players, regardless of experience or training.

The design is frictionless and simple. There are no strings, frets, or keys. No instructions or user manual. Just the player, a touch screen, and the magical ability to play music well.

With JamBandit, players can improvise from a wide variety of songs and instruments, and share their performances by YouTube, Twitter, SoundCloud, Facebook, and email.

JamBandit 2.0 -- coming late 2014 for iOS and Android.

Now Available in the App Store
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Press

  • JamBandit -- The Mobile App That Just Might Save the Music Industry. - Technorati
  • ...A free smartphone app that lets every user play along as if they were studied musicians. - Santa Cruz Sentinel
  • "The sound of the instruments and the songs are very high quality, and the app is very well designed...A Super App!" - Apps4idevices.com
  • "Some of the standouts were this thing called JamBandit. It's basically an app that works for your iPad, an iPad app. You play music like Guitar Hero, but you don't have to be good at playing any music. Just like Guitar Hero. You dont even have to have rhythm. It's just like putting your fingers places, and the music is just like playing along. You can then like bend it and move it around like a guitar. But to watch the guy play it, having a god time, and he's not a skilled musician. And then they had one of the moderators use it and he's like ‘this is just fun'. And then there was kind of an emotional moment. He got up there and he was talking about this product that's taken a long time. Lot of people working on it for no money. And he got a little verklempt. Got a little choked up. The person I was sitting with, my buddy Aaron, got a little choked up. I was like, ‘This is a moment.' Then they had a group hug. Awww. Awesome." - TechHive TV
  • "Everyone in the room would agree, Jambandit woke the audience up with their demo for their iPad app. The app allows everyone to have an "interactive music experience". The company is planning to launch their app for free sometime in the coming weeks. I got to interview them later, and also have Michael Franti ofSpearhead tell me he loved the product. The app contains a ‘composition genome' which keeps the jam in key and controls other musically expressive parameters. It was actually pretty cool. Moderator Josh Constinefrom Techcrunch tried it out and raved about it." - Pop17
  • "...There is is a certain appeal to its simplicity-- we picked it almost immediately and had some trouble putting it down." - Engadget / AOL
  • "A fantastic app -- the new JamBandit app for iPad is a great way to enjoy a few hours jamming..." - The Sound Test Room (UK)

Quotes

  • "I was in the audience at UC Davis for Recombinant's first public presentation, and knew immediately I was witnessing the future of music and digital media." - Carl Nerup, former Senior Vice President, Business Development / Strategic Investments AT&T
  • "In twenty years of working in artificial intelligence, I have run across nothing more thought-provoking than David Cope's Experiments in Musical Intelligence." - Douglas Hofstadter, Pulitzer-prize winning author, Godel Escher Bach
  • "If only Beethoven or Chopin could explain their methods as clearly as David Cope. So when Cope's program writes a delightful turn of musical phrase, who is the artist: the composer being emulated, Cope's software, or David Cope himself? Cope offers keen philosophical insights into this question, one that will become increasingly compelling over time. He also provides us with brilliant and unique insights into the intricate structure of humankind's most universal artform." - Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor, futurist, Director of Engineering at Google

Crunch Digital press release

RECOMBINANT SELECTS CRUNCH DIGITAL FOR FULL SERVICE RIGHTS SOLUTION

Crunch Digital to Provide Full Service Rights Solution for JamBandit Music App

Los Angeles, August 27, 2013: Recombinant Inc has chosen Crunch Digital to provide data management and royalty reporting services for its JamBandit interactive music applications. Crunch Digital's data management and reporting services bridge digital rights owners with content licensees, including app developers, games, mobile providers, and online digital music services.

JamBandit, a groundbreaking interactive music application, enables expert musical performance from all players, regardless of experience or musical training. JamBandit players can improvise from a wide variety of songs and instruments, then share their performances on Facebook, SoundCloud, or email.

"By putting the fan in the band, we're delivering the ultimate music fantasy while driving more sales to the artists and songwriters who make that experience possible." said Dave Park, CEO of Recombinant. "We are thrilled to be working with Crunch Digital, as they radically simplify the necessary workflow with our growing list of content partners."

"JamBandit exemplifies the innovative kind of business opportunities appearing in the music marketplace," said Keith Bernstein, founder of Crunch Digital. "One of the reasons we started Crunch Digital is to facilitate these specialized music licenses and make dataflow and reporting more efficient between content owners and content users."

About Recombinant

recombinantinc.com / jambandit.com

JamBandit is developed by Recombinant Inc, a technology company specializing in music analysis and algorithmic composition. Recombinant systems enable interactive touchscreen and motion sensitive environments in which the player experiences music as a virtual talent. These technologies are derived from UC Santa Cruz Professor Emeritus David Cope's pioneering studies of algorithmic composition. Recombinant's mission is to help artists sell more music by putting the fan in the band.

About Crunch Digital

crunchdigital.com

Crunch Digital™ is an independent technology firm whose mission is to eliminate the barriers of licensing and payments in the media & entertainment marketplace, fueling better revenue flow, improving business intelligence, and reducing operating costs. Crunch Digital manages data flow for content licensees - digital service providers, multi-channel networks, game companies, app developers and mobile carriers - including royalty reporting for direct licenses. Crunch Digital also services content owners - including record labels, music publishers, audio book publishers, film & television studios and game publishers.

Scott Herring

Crunch Digital / mediarelations [at] crunchdigital [dot] com

Dave Park

Recombinant Inc / dpark [at] recombinantinc [dot] com

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FAQs

For Fans

For Artists and Rights Holders

FAQ for Fans

How do I download the JamBandit app and get started?

Click here.

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What do I get if I upgrade to All Access?

  1. 1) Recording controls which gives you the freedom to record whenever you want.
  2. 2) Enhanced instrument controls that allow you to play any song with any instrument you own and even switch between them in the middle of a song.
  3. 3) The All Access instrument pack, including more than ten premium instruments.
  4. 4) Exclusive access to premium instrument bundles, including the popular Jordan Rudess premium instrument packs. Go to the instrument menu and click Get More.
  5. 5) The Intensity Bar which allows you to play with even more musical expertise.
  6. 6) The Pitch Bar which lets you adjust your instrument into higher or lower ranged notes.
  7. 7) The Show Notes feature which lets you see the actual notes you're playing.
  8. 8) The Location Bar which lets you easily advance to any section of the song.

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How come the notes on the screen keep changing?

That's the safety net. Where keys on piano or frets on a guitar always produce a particular note, the magic of the safety net is that only the most appropriate notes are available on any given beat of the song. Depending on the song, you might discover that some notes fit better than others because we've tried to stay very open minded about the many possibilities in music. That's partly what makes it so interesting.

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What are all these controls along the edge? Can I change my settings?

Depending on whether you have the free or All Access version of JamBandit, the left edge (or top edge in iPad landscape mode) is where you'll find your song menu and store, tracks, volume, recording, pause and play controls. The All Access version also features a multicolor intensity bar that allows you to control the level of musical sophistication in the safety net. To access settings, touch the gear icon in the menu.

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Why can I only record short solos on some songs?

How long a solo you can record and share may vary from song to song, depending on the instructions we get from that artist or their representatives.

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Is there a way for me to play interactively with songs in my iTunes or other music library?

We are thinking about that, and might introduce those kinds of features if we can develop a way to compensate those artists through such a service. Part of the challenge is also technical in that JamBandit mostly uses multitrack files which are different than the standard aac or mp3 files in most music libraries. It's possible a solution could be developed. It's on our mind.

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Why all the prompts about using headphones?

Because you'll be able to hear everything much better. Another excellent idea is to plug into external speakers so your friends can hear you playing.

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When I use multiple fingers at the same time, my iPad goes crazy or freezes up. What is that?

Ah hah! You have encountered Multitasking Gestures on the iPad. Apple created Multitasking Gestures to let people switch between apps and do other stuff with multiple-finger gestures. Unfortunately, when you're rocking out on JamBandit, you can easily activate it by mistake. Not to worry though, most people don't use that feature and it's easy to turn off. Just go to Settings > General > Multitasking Gestures > Toggle OFF.

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Why does JamBandit play like the ThumbJam app?

Because the developer of ThumbJam leads the development team for JamBandit. He also built Drumjam and the Tonal Energy Tuner, both of which are popular as well. Check them out.

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Now that I have All Access, how do I change instruments?

Go to the tracks menu (the guitar icon). Touch the instrument you want to change and swipe to the right. (Here's a short tutorial.) That opens the list of available instruments. You can also add new instruments by selecting Get More.

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FAQ for Artists and Rights Holders

What is it?

JamBandit is an interactive music application that puts the fan in the band.

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Why is that important?

Most people are music fans but most music fans are not musicians. By turning music into virtual talent, we deliver the fantasy to the fan while creating new revenue opportunity for artists and rightsholders.

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What music do you have?

Recombinant has revenue share agreements with Universal Music Group, Universal Music Publishing, Peermusic, and a number of noteworthy independent artists including Jordan Rudess, Meat Puppets, Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Honor by August, and Stick Men.

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What's the business model?

There are a variety of ways to make money, but the core is like an iTunes of interactive. Like iTunes, the app is free and we sell songs inside the app. The difference is, all songs in JamBandit are playable from the very first try. No strings, no frets. Nothing to learn. Just you, the touchscreen, and a magical ability to play music well.

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How do artists get paid?

The artist or rights holder sets the price, then sales revenue is split three ways. One third to the master. One third to the publisher. One third to Recombinant. Artists who are 100% self-contained can do very well.

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What's your market strategy? How do you promote?

We partner with brands, record labels, and artists and give them a platform to publish interactive music. Our partners create awareness direct to fan, and through contests, promotions, and social media.

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How many installs or downloads so far?

That's private, but we can tell you the market data is clear. We've had sales in 59 countries and conversion metrics in double digits on a zero marketing spend.

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What's the goal?

To bring a billion people onto the playground for the very first time.

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I'm an independent artist with music I think would be great for the JamBandit music store. Is there a way to sign up or get involved?

Our policy here has evolved a bit. The short answer is maybe. Our greatest goal is to help all artists sell more music to their fans, but the reality is we need a certain sales volume in order to keep the service profitable.

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If you have an established fanbase with thousands of people following you, and are seriously committed to marketing interactive versions of your music to them, email us (featured [at] jambandit [dot] com) a link (no attachments or MP3's please) -or- post a clip on the JamBandit Facebook page.

We're also looking for great versions of public domain music as well.

Are you hiring?

We are always looking for talented engineers, designers, developers, and others who can help. If you would walk through fire to make the world a better place and can help us put the fan in the band, please email us (jobs [at] recombinantinc [dot] com) and tell us how.

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Have other questions?

Email us (support [at] jambandit [dot] com).

To stay in touch regarding new releases and features, please:

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About JamBandit and Recombinant:

JamBandit is developed by Recombinant Inc, a music technology company developing interactive environments that put the fan in the band. Recombinant is the commercial extension of UCSC Professor Emeritus David Cope's pioneering studies of algorithmic composition.

Recombinant has revenue share agreements with Universal Music Group, Universal Music Publishing, Peermusic, and a number of noteworthy independent artists including Jordan Rudess, Meat Puppets, Slightly Stoopid, Dumpstaphunk, Honor by August, and Stick Men.

We have a partnership with Gracenote, the world's leading provider of digital media ID systems and metadata. We have a joint venture with Creativity USA, a leading provider of music and sound to topline toy brands worldwide. We also have a partnership with Ground(ctrl), a digital agency handling web design, social media, VIP packages, direct ticketing, and fanbase mgmt for more than 200 major artists including The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Linkin Park, and Taylor Swift.

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Effective Date: October 1st, 2012

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    By submitting items to this Web Site, you represent that you own or have unencumbered, transferable rights and permissions, including, without limitation, the right of publicity and rights to disclose personally identifiable information, to the Submissions that you submit. If your Submission contains photographs or digital or video images that depict a child that is under the age of majority in their state of residence, you represent that you have written permission from the child's parent or guardian to provide the photo, digital, or video image. If you make a Submission to this Web Site, you automatically grant Recombinant a perpetual, worldwide, unlimited, irrevocable, transferable, assignable, royalty-free license for Recombinant to use that Submission for any lawful purpose whatsoever, including, without limitation, the right to sub-license that Submission to third parties for their lawful uses and purposes. Subject to existing laws, you waive any moral rights that you or your licensors may have in any Submission.

  6. No Endorsement or Liability for User-Generated or Third-Party Content.

    Although third-party or user-generated Submissions may be posted on this Web Site, the posting of those Submissions does not constitute Recombinant's endorsement of those Submissions. Similarly, although third-party products and services may be sold or purchased via operation of this Web Site, the sale and purchase of those products and services does not constitute Recombinant's endorsement of the same. Recombinant is not responsible or liable for any claim, including, without limitation, loss or injury to real, tangible, or intellectual property, violations of personal privacy or privacy rights, actual, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages, personal injury, or wrongful death in connection with third-party or user-generated Submissions and products and services.

  7. Third-Party Links.

    Third-party links on this Web Site may direct you to third-party websites that are not affiliated with or controlled by Recombinant that may be located in different countries, and those websites and the products sold on those websites are likely to be subject to the originating country's regulatory or product safety requirements. Some of these third-party websites may offer sweepstakes and contests that will be governed by separate terms and conditions. Recombinant is not liable for any harm or damages related to the purchase or use of goods, services, resources, content, or any other transactions ("Third-Party Products") made in connection with this Web Site and any third-party websites. Please review carefully the third party's policies, practices and rules, and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction. Complaints, claims, concerns, or questions regarding Third-Party Products should be directed to the third party.

  8. Copyrights and Digital Millennium Copyright Agents.

    Pursuant to our rights under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA"), 17 U.S.C. § 512, we have designated a copyright agent to receive copyright infringement notices for claims of infringement related to materials found on this Web Site. Our copyright agent is Recombinant's Intellectual Property Counsel. The agent can be reached by email here.

  9. DMCA Infringement Notification.

    To be effective, your infringement notification must include the following:

    1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
    2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
    3. Identification of the material or content that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or have access disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
    4. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, including address, telephone number and email address where the complaining party may be contacted;
    5. The following statement: "I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law"; and
    6. The following statement: "The information in this notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, I swear that I am the copyright owner or that I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed."

    Upon receipt of the written notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 6 above:

    1. Recombinant will remove or disable access to the content that is alleged to be infringing;
    2. Recombinant will forward the written notification to the alleged infringer; and
    3. Recombinant will take reasonable steps to promptly notify the alleged infringer that we have removed or disabled access to the content.

    DMCA Infringement Counter Notification.

    Pursuant to the DMCA, after the alleged infringer receives a notice of infringement from Recombinant, the alleged infringer will have the opportunity to respond to Recombinant with a counter notification ("Counter Notification"). To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to Recombinant's designated copyright agent, and must include the following:

    1. A physical or electronic signature of the subscriber;
    2. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access disabled;
    3. The following statement: "I swear under penalty of perjury that it is my good faith belief that the material identified above was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled"; and
    4. The subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of the federal district court for the judicial district in which the subscriber's address is located, or if the subscriber's address is outside of the United States, any judicial district in which Recombinant may be found, and that the subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.

    Upon the copyright agent's receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above, the DMCA provides that the removed material will be restored or access re-enabled and we will comply with this requirement as required by law, provided that the designated agent has not received notice from the original complaining party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain the subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on our network.

  10. Prohibited Uses.

    In addition to other prohibitions as set forth in these TOU, you are prohibited from using the Web Site or its Content: (a) for any unlawful purpose; (b) to solicit others to perform or participate in any unlawful acts; (c) to violate any international, federal, or state regulations, rules, laws, or local ordinances; (d) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, malign, impair, injur, denigrate, infringe upon or violate our intellectual property rights, or the intellectual property, material, or privacy rights of others; (e) to harass, abuse, insult, harm, defame, slander, disparage, intimidate, or discriminate based on gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, race, age, national origin, or disability; (f) to submit false or misleading information; (g) to upload or transmit viruses or any other type of malicious code that will or may be used in any way that will affect the functionality or operation of this Web Site, other websites, or the Internet; (h) to collect or track the personal information of others; (i) to spam, phish, pharm, pretext, spider, crawl, or scrape this Web Site; (j) for any obscene or immoral purpose; or (k) to interfere with or circumvent the security features of this Web Site, other websites, or the Internet. We reserve the right to terminate your use of the Web Site for violating any of the prohibited uses.

  11. Registration, Accounts and Passwords.

    In order to participate in certain areas of our Web Site, you may need to register for an account. If you are required to register for an account, You agree to: (a) create only one account; (b) provide accurate, truthful, current and complete information when creating your account; (c) maintain and promptly update your account information; (d) maintain the security of your account by not sharing your password with others and restricting access to your account and your computer; (e) promptly notify us if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches relating to the Web Site; and (f) take responsibility for all activities that occur under your account and accept all risks of unauthorized access.

    You are responsible for all direct or indirect damages and liable for all activity conducted on this Web Site that can be linked or traced back to your username or password.

  12. Web Site Updates.

    Recombinant undertakes no obligation to update, amend or clarify information on this Web Site, including, without limitation, pricing or product information, except as required by law. No specified update or refresh date applied on this Web Site should be taken to indicate that all information on the Web Site has been modified or updated. Please remember when reviewing information on this Web Site that such information may not represent the complete information available on a subject. In addition, subsequent events or changes in circumstances may cause existing information on this Web Site to become inaccurate or incomplete.

    On occasion, information on this Web Site may contain errors, including, without limitation, typographical errors, inaccuracies, or omissions related to product availability, special offers, product promotions, product descriptions, or product shipping charges and transit times. Recombinant reserves the right to, at any time and without prior notice, correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information on the Web Site is inaccurate.

  13. Limitations on Liability

    YOU ACKNOWLEDGE, BY YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE: (1) THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK; (2) THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH ALL NECESSARY SERVICING OR REPAIRS OF ANY EQUIPMENT THAT YOU USE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE; AND (3) THAT RECOMBINANT WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER VIRUS, OR NETWORK OR INTERNET FAILURE, OR INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS AND/OR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF RECOMBINANT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IN NO EVENT WILL RECOMBINANT'S, ITS AFFILIATES', AGENTS', LICENSORS' OR SUPPLIERS' TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS RELATED TO THIS WEB SITE EXCEED FIFTY ($50) DOLLARS. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RECOMBINANT, ITS AFFILIATES', AGENTS', LICENSORS' AND SUPPLIERS' DAMAGES IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

  14. Disclaimer.

    THE CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "WITH ALL FAULTS." RECOMBINANT MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO ITS USE, AVAILABILITY, CONTENT ACCURACY, APPROPRIATENESS OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEB SITE. AS A USER, YOU ASSUME ALL RISKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR YOUR USE OR NON-USE OF THE WEB SITE, AND RECOMBINANT MAKES NO REPRESENTATION THAT THE CONTENT APPEARING ON OR DOWNLOADED FROM THIS WEB SITE IS COMPATIBLE WITH YOUR COMPUTER OR FREE FROM ERROR OR VIRUSES. NO RECOMBINANT EMPLOYEE, AGENT OR REPRESENTATIVE IS AUTHORIZED TO MODIFY OR AMEND THIS WARRANTY. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY EXISTING LAW; RECOMBINANT DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, WITH RESPECT TO THIS WEB SITE AND ITS CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

    RECOMBINANT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO ALTER OR REMOVE WEB SITE CONTENT, OR SUSPEND OR TERMINATE YOUR USE IN ANY WAY, AT ANY TIME, FOR ANY REASON, WITHOUT PRIOR NOTIFICATION, AND RECOMBINANT WILL NOT BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT ACTION.

  15. INDEMNIFICATION.

    YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD RECOMBINANT, ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, BUSINESS PARTNERS AND AFFILIATES HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DAMAGES, COSTS AND EXPENSES, INCLUDING ATTORNEY FEES, ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR BREACH OF THESE TOU.

  16. Termination.

    The TOU will remain in effect until you notify us that you no longer wish to use the Web Site, or you cease using the Web Site. Notwithstanding anything in this TOU to the contrary, the parties understand and agree that all terms and conditions of these TOU that may require continued performance, compliance, or effect beyond the termination date of this TOU will survive termination of these TOU and will be enforceable by the parties. Recombinant may also terminate these TOU at any time and may do so immediately without notice, and accordingly deny you access to this Web Site, if in Recombinant's sole discretion, you fail to comply with any term or provision of these TOU. Upon any termination of these TOU by either you or Recombinant, you must promptly destroy all materials downloaded or otherwise obtained from this Web Site, as well as copies of such materials, whether made under these TOU or otherwise.

  17. Choice of Law and Forum; Consent to Electronic Communications.

    These TOU will be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, without regard to its conflicts of law rules. For all disputes arising out of or relating to this Web Site or TOU, you submit to exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Sacramento, California.

  18. Notice.

    When you visit this Web Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically, and by doing so, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Web Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing. You may e-mail notices to us here.

  19. No other Agreements.

    By agreeing to these TOU, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state of residence or geopolitical jurisdiction, or that you are the age of majority in your state of residence or geopolitical jurisdiction. The provisions and conditions of these TOU constitute the entire agreement between you and Recombinant related to the use of the Web Site and supersedes any prior agreements or understandings not incorporated in these TOU. These TOU are effective as of the Effective Date. Continued use of the Web Site by you after the Effective Date constitutes your acceptance of these TOU.

    Should you have any questions concerning these TOU, or if you desire to contact Recombinant for any reason, please contact us here.

CHI 62,470,290v1 6-18-12/Rev. KM 20120911/Rev. DP 20120918, 20120927

Under the California Civil Code, residents of the State of California who have provided any personally-identifiable information to us have the right to request a list of all third parties to whom we have disclosed personally-identifiable information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident and wish to make such a request, please send an email privacy@groundctrl.com or contact us at the address below.

Contacting This Web Site

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, the practices of this web site, or your dealings with this web site, please contact us at the following mailing address, phone number, or email address:

ground(ctrl)
120 K. Street Suite 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
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