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Introduction

These terms and conditions govern your use of the www.thecoop.com website (the "Site"). The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of the Site. The Harvard Cooperative Society (the "Coop") is the owner of the Site.

By using the Site, you accept these terms and conditions in full. If you disagree with these terms and conditions or any part of these terms and conditions, you must not use the Site.

The Site may also include links to other websites. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. They do not signify that the Coop endorses these websites. The Coop has no responsibility for the content or security of the linked websites.

License to use website

Unless otherwise stated, the Coop and/or its licensors own the intellectual property rights in the Site and material on the Site. Subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions, all these intellectual property rights are reserved.

You may view, download for caching purposes only, and print pages or clothing designs from the Site for your own personal use, subject to the restrictions set out below and elsewhere in these terms and conditions.

You must not:

  • republish material from the Site (including republication on another website);
  • sell, rent or sub-license material from the Site;
  • show any material from the Site in public;
  • reproduce, duplicate, copy or otherwise exploit material on the Site for a commercial purpose; or,
  • redistribute material from the Site except for content specifically and expressly made available for redistribution.

Acceptable Use

You must not use the Site in any way that causes, or may cause, damage to the Site or impairment of the availability or accessibility of the Site; or in any way which is unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful, or in connection with any unlawful, illegal, fraudulent or harmful purpose or activity.

You must not use the Site to copy, store, host, transmit, send, use, publish or distribute any material which consists of (or is linked to) any spyware, computer virus, Trojan horse, worm, keystroke logger, rootkit or other malicious computer software.

You must not conduct any systematic or automated data collection activities (including without limitation scraping, data mining, data extraction and data harvesting) on or in relation to the Site without the Coop's express written consent.

Restricted Access

Access to certain areas of the Site is restricted. The Coop reserves the right to restrict access to other areas of the Site, or indeed the entire Site, at the Coop's discretion.

If the Coop provides you with a user ID and password to enable you to access restricted areas of the Site or other content or services, you must ensure that the user ID and password are kept confidential.

The Coop may disable your user ID and password in the Coop's sole discretion without notice or explanation.

User Content

In these terms and conditions, "your user content" means material (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video material and audio-visual material) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

You grant to the Coop a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content in any existing or future media. You also grant to the Coop the right to sub-license these rights, and the right to bring an action for infringement of these rights.

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or the Coop or a third party (in each case under any applicable law).

You must not submit any user content to the website that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened, pending, or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaint.

The Coop reserves the right to edit or remove any material submitted to the Site, or stored on the Coop's servers, or hosted or published upon the Site.

Notwithstanding the Coop's rights under these terms and conditions in relation to user content, the Coop does not undertake to monitor the submission of such content to, or the publication of such content on, the Site.

No warranties

The Site is provided "as is" without any representations or warranties, express or implied. The Coop makes no representations or warranties in relation to the Site or the information and materials provided on the Site.

Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph the Coop does not warrant that:

  • the Site will be constantly available, or available at all; or
  • the information on the Site is complete, true, accurate or non-misleading.

Nothing on the Site constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind.

Limitations of Liability

The Coop will not be liable to you (whether under the law of contact, the law of torts or otherwise) in relation to the contents of, or use of, or otherwise in connection with, the Site:

  • to the extent that the Site is provided free-of-charge, for any direct loss;
  • for any indirect, special or consequential loss; or
  • for any business losses, loss of revenue, income, profits or anticipated savings, loss of contracts or business relationships, loss of reputation or goodwill, or loss or corruption of information or data.

These limitations of liability apply even if the Coop has been expressly advised of the potential loss.

Reasonableness

By using the Site, you agree that the exclusions and limitations of liability set out in the Site disclaimer are reasonable.

If you do not think they are reasonable, you must not use the Site.

Other parties

Without prejudice to the foregoing paragraph, you agree that the limitations of warranties and liability set out in the Site disclaimer will protect the Coop's officers, employees, agents, subsidiaries, successors, assigns and sub-contractors as well as the Coop.

Unenforceable provisions

If any provision of the Site disclaimer is, or is found to be, unenforceable under applicable law, that will not affect the enforceability of the other provisions of the Site disclaimer.

Indemnity

You hereby indemnify the Coop and undertake to keep the Coop indemnified against any losses, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including without limitation legal expenses and any amounts paid by the Coop to a third party in settlement of a claim or dispute on the advice of the Coop's legal advisers) incurred or suffered by the Coop arising out of any breach by you of any provision of these terms and conditions, or arising out of any claim that you have breached any provision of these terms and conditions.

Breaches of these terms and conditions

Without prejudice to the Coop's other rights under these terms and conditions, if you breach these terms and conditions in any way, the Coop may take such action as the Coop deems appropriate to deal with the breach, including suspending your access to the Site, prohibiting you from accessing the Site, blocking computers using your IP address from accessing the Site, contacting your internet service provider to request that they block your access to the Site and/or bringing court proceedings against you.

Variation

The Coop may revise these terms and conditions from time-to-time and without notice. Revised terms and conditions will apply to the use of the Site from the date of the publication of the revised terms and conditions on the Site. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

Assignment

The Coop may transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with the Coop's rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions without notifying you or obtaining your consent.

You may not transfer, sub-contract or otherwise deal with your rights and/or obligations under these terms and conditions.

Severability

If a provision of these terms and conditions 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.

Entire agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between you and the Coop in relation to your use of the Site, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of the Site.

Law and jurisdiction

These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with Massachusetts State Law and any disputes relating to these terms and conditions will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the State of Massachusetts.

About these website terms and conditions

This document is based on a Contractology template available at www.freenetlaw.com.

Harvard Cooperative Society Details

You can contact the Harvard Cooperative Society by email to info@thecoop.com.


Privacy Policy

HARVARD COOPERATIVE SOCIETY PRIVACY STATEMENT

Your privacy is important to the Harvard Cooperative Society (the "Coop"). This privacy statement provides information on the manner in which the Coop collects, uses, maintains, and discloses personal information collected from users, members, and customers (each a "User" or collectively, "Users") of the www.thecoop.com website (the "Site").

Personal Information Collection

The Coop may collect, use, and maintain the following kinds of personal information:

  • information about Users of the Site (e.g., product preferences and purchases and browser information);
  • information that Users provide for the purpose of registering with the Site (e.g., name and email address);
  • information about transactions carried out over the Site (e.g., billing information);
  • information that Users provide for the purpose of subscribing to Site services (e.g., name and email address); and,
  • any other information that Users send or provide to the Coop.

Web Browser Cookies

The Coop may use "cookies" to enhance User experience. A User's web browser places cookies on their hard drive for record-keeping purposes and sometimes to track information about them. Users may choose to set their web browser to refuse cookies, or to alert them when cookies are being sent. If Users do so, some parts of the Site may not function properly.

Using personal information

The Coop may use User personal information to:

  • administer the Site;
  • personalize the Site for Users;
  • improve customer service;
  • enable User access to and use of the Site services;
  • publish information about Users on the Site;
  • send Users products that they purchase;
  • supply Users with services that they purchase;
  • send Users statements and invoices;
  • collect payments from Users;
  • process User transactions; and,
  • send Users promotional communications and emails.

Where the Coop discloses User personal information to its agents or sub-contractors for these purposes, the agent or sub-contractor in question will be obligated to use that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy statement.

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, the Coop may disclose User personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and in order to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights.

Securing your data

The Coop will not sell or share User credit card information with any third parties, and will not use User credit card information for any purposes other than what Users have consented to purchase.

The Coop will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of User personal information.

The Coop will store the personal information Users provide on its secure servers.

Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via the Site will be protected by encryption technology.

Cross-border data transfers

Information that the Coop collects may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which the Coop operates to enable the use of the information in accordance with this privacy statement.

Users agree to such cross-border transfers of personal information.

Updating this statement

The Coop has discretion to update this privacy statement at any time by posting a new version on the Site.

You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are familiar with any updates.

Other Websites

The Site contains links to other websites.

The Coop is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of any third party.

User Acceptance

By using the Site, Users signify their acceptance of this privacy statement and terms of service. If Users do not agree to this privacy statement, please do not use the Site. A User's continued use of the Site following the posting of updates to this privacy statement is deemed to signify the Users acceptance of those updates.

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions, together with our Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and the Coop in relation to your use of the Site, and supersede all previous agreements in respect of your use of the Site.

About this Privacy Policy

This document is based on a Contractology template available at www.freenetlaw.com.

Contact the Coop

If you have any questions about this privacy statement or the Coop's treatment of User personal information, please write:

  • by email to info@thecoop.com or,
  • by post to Harvard Cooperative Society, 1400 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138


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The Man Who Recorded, Tamed and Then Sold Nature Sounds to America
April 05, 2016 | Cara Giaimo | Atlas Obscura
In the 1970s, you could buy a pet rock, or a lava lamp. People had even pawned the Brooklyn Bridge a few times.

But no one sold the ocean until Irv Teibel.

If you flip on a waterfall to fall asleep, if you keep rainymood.com in your bookmarks, if you associate well-being with the sound of streams and crickets or wonder why the beach never quite sounds as tranquil as you imagine, it's because of Teibel. New York's least likely media mogul was the mastermind behind Environments, a series of records he swore were "The Future of Music." From 1969 to 1979, he took the best parts of nature, turned them up to 11, engraved them on 12-inch records, and sold them back to us by the millions. He had a musician's ear, an artist's heart, and a salesman's tongue, and his work lives on in yoga studios, Skymall catalogs, and the sea-blue eyes of Brian Eno. If you haven't heard of him, it's only because he designed his own legacy to be invisible.

This is the story of a man who tried to capture the world, and really wanted us to listen.

The Countercultural Sea

The liner notes and disc for Environments 1: "The Psychologically Ultimate Seashore/Optimum Aviary." (Photo: Cara Giaimo)

Irving Solomon Teibel was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1938. Though his full name has a cadence any melodist would envy, everyone called him Irv. He took an early interest in preserving sound—his childhood home was lively with classical music, and he'd bring recording equipment to his brother Phil's violin concerts, to add them to the stacks.

ADVERTISINGAs he got older, he zigzagged between disciplines and cities, picking up new modes of apprehension and expression: applied science at Rochester Institute of Technology, photography at the Art Center School in Los Angeles, public relations for the U.S. Army in Germany, publishing in London. While stationed in Stuttgart in the 1950s, he dug into the local scene, studying electronic music and splicing tape with fellow musique concréte fans at a radio station. Promotion by day, sonic experiments by night—Teibel may not have known it, but he was building the toolkit he'd call on to makeEnvironments.

By 1965, he was 27 years old and a jack-of-all-trades Manhattanite. He wrote and photographed for magazines like Look and Car and Driver, designed record jackets, and, after composer John Watts set up a synthesizer-based curriculum, studied electronic music at the New School for Social Research. In his spare time, he ogled fancy motorcycles, kept a running file of weird restaurants, and gigged around, helping his artist friends with their after-hours endeavors.

Teibel recording in the British countryside in the late 1970s. (Photo: Courtesy Syntonic Research)

In short, like many young people in New York at the time, he was experimenting with the array of different creative tools available to the growing counterculture. Teibel's own calling manifested in 1968, as he crewed on a shoot for a feature called Coming Attractions. The film, directed by Tony and Beverly Grant Conrad, was a fantastical, dream-soaked portrait of a drag queen named Francis Francine, facing an uncertain future while haunted by a "Spirit of Seductions Past." That same year, the Conrads' friend Walter de Maria released a disc called "Ocean Music," featuring 20 minutes of crashing surf. Seeking a similar sense of sonic restlessness, the directors sent Teibel to Coney Island to record the waves off Brighton Beach.

Coming Attractions has a perfectly splotched 1960s art house pedigree: Tony Conrad played violin with what would become The Velvet Underground, and Beverly Grant headlined films by notorious performance artist Jack Smith. Francis Francine was a Warhol muse and and early genderqueer superstar, and Walter de Maria, already an up-and-coming sculptor, would soon make an indelible mark byfilling a SoHo room with dirt. Even the Conrads' marriage was somehow transgressive—they got together after working together on a Smith film in which she played a cobra woman and he played a mummy, a decision that caused Smith to disown them both for being too normal.

Thrown into this avant-garde who's-who, Teibel could have been starstruck. Instead, out angling his microphone at the Brighton Beach surf, he got seastruck. Teibel's roving mind craved a magnet—he loved his sleepless city, but it was no good for calming down, or corralling his thoughts. Even his hobbies had lost some luster. After years of manipulating noise for fun, he told a friend, he suddenly "found it hard to do anything pleasant" with it.

The sea sounds, though, were easy to love. Taken back to his Manhattan apartment and looped on repeat, they were even better. They quieted his mind. They helped him concentrate. They did something plain old human music couldn't.

"A Perfect Ocean"

Soon after his Brighton Beach breakthrough, Teibel went for his regular chess game with a friend who worked in psychoacoustics, studying how sound affects the nervous system. As Teibel later related in computer magazine Digital Deli, this friend happened to bring up Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, a 19th-century German polymath who was convinced that natural sounds—even those as mundane as the wind, or the sea—might have "great psychological benefits, if only some means of accurate reproduction could be found."

A century after this speculation, such means were now old hat. Teibel had just used them to bottle the ocean. "This casual mention of Helmholtz' musings," he wrote, "triggered a 'what-if' that was to have a profound effect on the next decade of my life." He later told his daughter that it was like "waking up and being on top of an elephant."

Teibel informed the Conrads that he wanted to start a record label. When they declined to go in on it, he left their project and went back to the beach himself.

But making the sounds he recorded match the sea in his head was no easy feat, and required a then-rare collaborator—a computer.



Compared to music, or spoken conversation, the ocean is "noisy," full of surprising tones and frequencies your average microphone doesn't bother to preserve. And though the human ear is used to filling in gaps left by a choppy radio or telephone, Teibel found it to be much less forgiving when taking in natural sounds. "Into this maelstrom of inaccuracy I plunged with my trusty Uher portable stereo reel-to-reel tape recorder and a tangle of microphones and cables," he wrote. "Nearly a year later I had produced a hundred stereo recordings not one of which actually sounded, to my mind's eye, like the ocean I wanted to hear."

Luckily for him, Teibel's perfectionism was matched by his roster of useful fri
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