• Terms of Use

  • Effective January 26, 2016

    THESE TERMS OF USE ("TERMS") GOVERN YOUR USE OF THE DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. ("DOLBY") WEBSITE LOCATED AT DOLBY.COM AND ALL ASSOCIATED SITES OFFERED BY AND/OR LINKED TO DOLBY.COM BY DOLBY (COLLECTIVELY, THE "SITE"). BY ACCESSING THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.  IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR OTHERWISE USE THE SITE.

    Effective Date, Changes

    The Terms are effective as of the date noted above. Dolby reserves the right to modify these Terms from time to time at its sole discretion, but will alert you that changes have been made by indicating on the Terms the date it was last updated. Your continued use of the Site following any modifications to these Terms will constitute your agreement to such modified Terms.

    User Accounts

    Certain features or services offered on or through the Site may require you to register a user account for which you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate and complete information as prompted by the Site's registration forms; and (b) maintain and promptly update such information to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. Without limiting any other matter contained herein, your access to or use of the Site may be suspended or terminated if Dolby reasonably believes any account information is false, inaccurate, or incomplete. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account information including your password (or other identifying information), and you are solely responsible for all activities that occur under your account as a result of your failure to keep your account information secure. You may not assign or transfer your user account to any other person or entity, voluntarily or involuntarily, by operation of law or otherwise, without Dolby’s express prior written consent, which may be withheld in Dolby's sole discretion. You agree to immediately notify Dolby of any unauthorized access to your account, password, or other breach of security.

    User Conduct

    You agree that you will only use the Site (including features thereof and products or services offered thereon) for their intended purpose. Further, you warrant and agree that in connection with your use of the Site, you shall not: (a) use the Site, any content or other materials on the Site, or any products or services included on or available through the Site for any unlawful purpose; (b) restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Site, including by means of disrupting the normal flow of dialogue, hacking or defacing any portion of the Site, introducing any virus, worm, Trojan horse, Easter egg, time bomb, spyware, or any other computer code, file or program that may or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of any hardware, software, or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise acting in a manner that negatively affects other users' ability to engage in real-time exchanges; (c) impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any other person or entity; (d) upload, post, publish, transmit, reproduce, distribute, or in any way exploit the Site or any content, graphics, music, sounds, information, or other material obtained on, through, or derived from the Site for any purpose (whether commercial or private); (e) attempt to reverse engineer or otherwise dismantle any or all of any software and/or other intellectual property maintained or otherwise found on the Site; (f) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Site or other computer systems through the Site; or (g) gather, harvest, "data mine," collect, or store information about the users or content of the Site (other than "bookmarking the Site" as that term is commonly understood). You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Site may involve (y) transmissions over various networks; and (z) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices. Dolby assumes no responsibility for the transmission, deletion, or failure to store information submitted by you.

    Termination

    Dolby may terminate or suspend your access to our use of the Site, without notice, in the event Dolby believes in its sole discretion that you are in violation of any of these Terms.

    Cooperation

    You agree that Dolby may preserve any data you submit to the Site and disclose any such data (including without limitation, account registration data) if required to do so by law or if Dolby believes that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce these Terms; (c) respond to claims that any submitted content violates the rights of third parties; or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of the Site, its users, or the public. You understand that your use of the Site may involve (y) transmission over various networks, and (z) changes to data you submit to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

    Privacy

    Your use of the Site is subject to the terms of Dolby's Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference and made part of these Terms. Please review the Privacy Policy to understand how we collect and use information.

    Links

    As a convenience, the Site may contain links to or provide access to: (a) subsites or portals within the Site which implement additional or separate terms/policies, and your use of such subsites or portals shall be subject to the terms specified therein; (b) other websites owned or controlled by third parties which may be of interest to you. Dolby does not endorse any such third-party linked website, nor shall Dolby be responsible for the availability of or the content contained on or through any such linked website. You voluntarily assume any and all risks associated with your use of any third-party linked websites.

    Security

    You understand and acknowledge that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and Dolby cannot and does not guarantee that information you submit to Dolby will be free from unauthorized third-party intrusion. You agree that any information you submit via the Site is done at your sole risk. Please review Dolby's Privacy Policy to better understand how Dolby protects the personal information you submit.

    Site Contents

    All content on the Site is the property of Dolby and is protected by United States Copyright, Trademark, and other international laws. All marks indicated as registered on the Site are registered Dolby trademarks. You may not use any of the marks appearing on the Site in connection with any product or service without Dolby's prior written approval.

    Purchases

    Dolby may offer products for sale via the Site, and additional terms and conditions, such as sales terms or limited warranties, may apply to such products. You agree to be bound by any such additional terms and conditions where applicable.  If there is a conflict between these Terms and the terms and conditions applicable to a product, the terms applicable to the particular product control. Dolby's obligations with respect to products offered on the Site are governed solely by these Terms and any additional terms governing the applicable product offered.

    Site Errors

    Dolby does not warrant that product descriptions or other Site content is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. Prices and promotions are subject to change, and may vary from those offered elsewhere.

    Feedback

    Any feedback, comments, suggestions, or ideas ("Feedback") you submit to us through or in conjunction with the Site is nonconfidential and will become the property of Dolby, and you hereby assign to Dolby all right, title, and interest in and to any intellectual property rights in such Feedback.

    Capacity

    You represent to us that you are of the legal age of majority in your state of residence and/or that you are duly authorized by your employer to use the site.

    Downloading

    You may only download those materials from the Site that are expressly designated to be downloaded by users. Where a fee is required to download any materials, you may not download such materials without paying such fee. You agree not to use technical or other means to circumvent these Terms or any content-protection technology used on the Site. Any unauthorized use, transmission, distribution, reproduction, reverse engineering, modification of any downloaded materials, or use thereof for an illegal purpose, is expressly prohibited.

    Confidential Information

    You may be given access to Dolby confidential information through the Site or links from the Site. You may not disclose Dolby confidential information to any third party without the written consent of Dolby. You must protect Dolby confidential information with at least the same degree of care that is accorded to your confidential information, but in no event less than reasonable care. Dolby confidential information includes, but is not limited to, all nonpublic information regarding Dolby, its intellectual property or its customers, products, quantity and prices of products purchased, design and development data, engineering details, CAD drawings, sales and marketing plans, unannounced products, any information marked as "confidential" or "proprietary" or similarly marked, or any information that, if disclosed, might be competitively detrimental to Dolby. You may have entered into separate nondisclosure agreements with Dolby governing specific disclosures. To the extent the terms governing a specific disclosure are more restrictive than the terms in this paragraph, the more restrictive terms will control for the specific disclosure.

    Disclaimer of Warranties in Connection with Use of the Site

    THE SITE AND THE CONTENTS AND SERVICES THEREON ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS-AVAILABLE" BASIS. DOLBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, DOLBY DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (i) THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE IS ERROR FREE; (ii) FUNCTIONS OR FEATURES ON THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE; OR (iii) THE SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY AGAINST DOLBY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT IS TO STOP USING THE SITE OR ANY SUCH CONTENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES IN CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH CASE SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY.

    Limitation of Liability in Connection With Use of the Site

    IN NO EVENT SHALL DOLBY, OR ANY OF ITS DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES, OR CONTENT OR SERVICE PROVIDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY RELATED TO THE USE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE, THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, MATERIALS AND FUNCTIONS RELATED THERETO, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR ANTICIPATED PROFITS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS, DATA, OR SALES, EVEN IF DOLBY OR ITS REPRESENTATIVE HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. 

    Indemnification in Connection with Use of the Site

    You hereby agree to indemnify and hold Dolby, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, shareholders, employees, and agents, harmless from and against any and all demands, claims, losses, or damages, including reasonable attorneys' fees at trial and on appeal, related to or arising out of your use of or access to the Site.

    Governing Law and Venue in Connection with Use of the Site

    These Terms will be construed according to the substantive law, but not the choice of law rules, of the State of California and of applicable federal law of the United States. If any dispute arises under this Agreement, the venue for such dispute will be in the California Superior Courts and the Federal District Court for the Northern District of California located in San Francisco, California, and you hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of such courts.  

    General

    This Site is operated and controlled from offices and location(s) in the United States of America. Dolby does not represent that materials on the Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations. Persons who choose to access the Site from other locations do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable. In any dispute between Dolby and you, Dolby shall be entitled to recover its reasonable attorneys' fees, legal expert fees, and other legal expenses from you. You acknowledge that you have read these Terms and understand them, and agree to be bound by all the terms and conditions herein. No waiver by Dolby of any term or condition set forth in these Terms shall constitute a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Dolby to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Terms is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the enforceability of the remaining provisions. This is the entire agreement between you and Dolby relating to the use of the site. 

  • Privacy Policy

    Learn more about Dolby's Privacy Policy.