Welcome to Social Monster! We are an events creation and registration platform dedicated to bringing enjoyment opportunities to people creating and experiencing events.1.2 The Services; Responsible Party.
Social Monster’s websites and domains, including www.Social Monster.com, and all of the webpages, subdomains, country level domain variants and subparts of those websites (collectively, our “Site”), all of the services available on or through the Site or otherwise provided by are offered, maintained and provided by Social Monster. We refer to all of these as our “Services.” Social Monster is an Ohio limited liability corporation with its principal place of business at 1553 Parsons Ave, Columbus OH 43207, (“Social Monster,” “us,” “we” or “our”). Social Monster is the responsible party or data controller with respect to Personal Data collected through the Services. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, please do not hesitate to contact us at the address above or by contacting us: firstname.lastname@example.org Users.
Through the Services, Social Monster provides a simple and quick means for registered users who are event organizers, planners and charitable organizations (“Organizers”) to create event registration, organizer profile and other webpages related to their events, to promote those pages and events to visitors or browsers of the Services and to sell tickets and registrations (or issue free registrations), solicit donations and sell merchandise related to those events to users who wish to make purchases, registrations or donations from or to such events (including to free events) (“Attendees”). We refer to Organizers, Attendees and other visitors and browsers of the Services collectively as “Users” or “you.”
You agree to these Terms of Service and you enter into a binding contract with Social Monster either when you sign up for a registered account by clicking “Sign Up,” “Register Now” or similar buttons, or if you are an unregistered Attendee, when you purchase a ticket to or register for an event (including free events) or purchase merchandise, a service or make a donation related to an event, in each case by clicking “Pay Now,” “Register Now,” “Buy Now” or similar buttons, or in accordance with Section 3.2 below. If you are not a registered user or an unregistered Attendee, you agree to these Terms of Service and you enter into a binding contract with Social Monster by downloading Applications or using, accessing or browsing any part of the Services. If you do not agree to any portion of these Terms of Service, do not use or access the Services. If you will be using the Services on behalf of an entity, you agree to these Terms of Service on behalf of that entity and its affiliates and you represent that you have the authority to do so. In such case, “you” and “your” will refer to that entity. If you do not have such authority, or if you do not agree to any portion of these Terms of Service, do not use or access the Services.
THESE TERMS OF SERVICE INCLUDE (A) AN ARBITRATION PROVISION FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES; (B) A WAIVER OF RIGHTS TO BRING A CLASS ACTION AGAINST SOCIAL MONSTER FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES; (C) CERTAIN DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES ON BEHALF OF SOCIAL MONSTER; (D) CERTAIN LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF SOCIAL MONSTER; AND (E) A RELEASE BY YOU OF ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGE AGAINST SOCIAL MONSTER ARISING OUT OF DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD PARTIES IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES. BY USING ANY OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO THESE PROVISIONS.3.2 Modifications.
Except to the extent set forth in Section 6.10 below, Social Monster reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms or conditions of these Terms of Service (or any of the agreements that make up these Terms of Service) at any time (collectively, “Modifications”). Modifications to these Terms of Service will be posted to the Social Monster website with a change to the "Updated” date at the top of these Terms of Service. In certain circumstances Social Monster may provide you with additional notice of such Modifications, via email or with in-Service notifications. Modifications will be effective thirty (30) days following the "Updated” date or such other date as communicated in any other notice to you, except that changes addressing new functions of the Services or which do not impose any additional burdens or obligations on you will be effective immediately. It is your responsibility to check these Terms of Service periodically for Modifications. Your continued use of the Services following the effectiveness of any Modifications to these Terms of Service constitutes acceptance of those Modifications as well. If any Modification to these Terms of Service is not acceptable to you, you must cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Services. Other than as set forth in this paragraph, these Terms of Service may only be modified through a written Addendum Agreement, signed by you and an authorized officer of Social Monster.3.3 Language.
We may translate these Terms of Service (or any of the agreements that make up these Terms of Service) into other languages for your convenience. The English language version of each of these documents is the version that governs your use of the Services and in the event of any conflict between the English language version and a translated version, the English language version will control.
These Terms of Service are effective upon your Acceptance as set forth under Section 3.1 above and continue in effect until terminated.4.2 Termination by Social Monster.
Except to the extent we have agreed otherwise in a separate written Addendum Agreement between you and an authorized officer of Social Monster, Social Monster may terminate your right to use the Services at any time for (a) your violation or breach of these Terms of Service; (b) your misuse or abuse of the Services; or (c) if allowing you to access and use the Services would violate any applicable local, state, provincial, national and other laws, rules and regulations or would expose Social Monster to legal liability. We will use reasonable efforts to provide you notice of any such termination. Further, you agree that Social Monster shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any such termination of your right to use or otherwise access the Services.4.3 Termination by You.
Except to the extent you have agreed otherwise in a separate written Addendum Agreement or Ticketing Services Agreement between you and an authorized officer of Social Monster, you may terminate your access to the Services and these Terms of Service by deleting your account. If you need help deleting your account, please contact us. In the event there is a separate agreement between you and Social Monster governing your use of the Services and that agreement terminates or expires, these Terms of Service (as unmodified by such agreement) shall govern your use of the Services unless and until you delete your account.4.4 Survival of Terms.
All provisions of these Terms of Service that by their nature should survive termination of these Terms of Service shall survive (including, without limitation, all limitations on liability, releases, indemnification obligations, disclaimers of warranties, agreements to arbitrate, choices of law and judicial forum and intellectual property protections and licenses).
The Services are subject to United States export controls and economic sanctions laws. In accepting these Terms of Service you represent and warrant that:
(a) you are not located in, and you are not a national or resident of, any country to which the United States has embargoed goods and/or services of the same type as the Services (“Restricted Countries”), including without limitation, Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan or Syria; and
(b) you are not a person or entity, or owned by, under the control of, or affiliated with, a person or entity (i) that appears on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals List, Foreign Sanctions Evaders List or Palestinian Legislative Council List; (ii) that appears on the U.S. Department of State’s Terrorist Exclusion List; (iii) that is subject to sanctions in any other country; or (iv) that is engaged in the design, development or production of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons, missiles or unmanned aerial vehicles.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. SOCIAL MONSTER HEREBY EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BY WAY OF EXAMPLE, SOCIAL MONSTER MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (A) THE SERVICES (OR ANY PORTION OF THE SERVICES) WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR EXPECTATIONS; (B) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE; OR (C) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOCIAL MONSTER HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF EVENTS ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF ANY USERS’ (INCLUDING ATTENDEES’, OTHER NON-ORGANIZERS’ AND ORGANIZERS’) CONTENT OR LISTINGS OR THE ABILITY OF ANY USER (INCLUDING ATTENDEES AND ORGANIZERS) TO PERFORM OR ACTUALLY COMPLETE A TRANSACTION AND SOCIAL MONSTER IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AND HAS NO AGENCY OR EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH, ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SERVICES, AND SOCIAL MONSTER HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM, THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES.
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY CONDITION, WARRANTY, RIGHT OR LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY WILLFUL ACTS, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THOSE LIABILITY AND OTHER LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION (IF ANY) WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.6.3 Limitation of Liability.
NOTHING IN THESE TERMS OF SERVICE IS INTENDED TO EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY CONDITION, WARRANTY, RIGHT OR LIABILITY WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY WILLFUL ACTS, NEGLIGENCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR BREACH OF IMPLIED TERMS, OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, ONLY THOSE LIABILITY AND OTHER LIMITATIONS WHICH ARE LAWFUL IN YOUR JURISDICTION (IF ANY) WILL APPLY TO YOU AND OUR LIABILITY IS LIMITED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.6.4 Release.
Social Monster provides a marketplace in which Attendees and Organizers can transact. However, Social Monster could not function if it were held responsible for the actions or inactions of different Attendees, Organizers and/or third parties both on and off the Services. Therefore, as an inducement to Social Monster permitting you to access and use the Services, you hereby agree to release Social Monster, and its affiliates and subsidiaries, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, agents, partners and employees from all damages (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise), losses, liabilities, costs and expenses of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with disputes between you and third parties (including other Users) in connection with the Services or any event listed on the Services. In addition, you waive any applicable law or statute, which says, in substance:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE RELEASED PARTY."6.5 Trademarks.
The trademarks, service marks and logos of Social Monster (the “Social Monster Trademarks”) used and displayed in connection with the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of Social Monster. Other company, product and service names used in connection with the Services may be trademarks or service marks owned by third parties (the “Third Party Trademarks,” and, collectively with Social Monster Trademarks, the “Trademarks”). The offering of the Services shall not be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed in connection with the Services without the prior written consent of Social Monster specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage Social Monster, any third party or Social Monster’s or such third party’s products or services, or in any manner that may damage any goodwill in the Trademarks. Use of any Trademarks as part of a link to or from any site is prohibited unless Social Monster approves the establishment of such a link by prior written consent specific for each such link. All goodwill generated from the use of any Social Monster Trademark shall inure to Social Monster’s benefit.6.6 Patents; Copyrights.
Notices to you may be sent via either email or regular mail to the address in Social Monster’s records. The Services may also provide notices of changes to these Terms of Service or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services. If you wish to contact Social Monster or deliver any notice, you can do so as follows:
1553 Parsons Ave
Columbus OH 43207, USA
Attn: Legal Monster
Except as set forth in Section 6.10 below, these Terms of Service and the provision of the Services to you are governed by the laws of the state of Ohio, U.S.A., without reference to principles of conflict of laws.6.10 BINDING ARBITRATION.
ONLY FOR USERS LOCATED IN THE UNITED STATES:
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION CAREFULLY AS IT AFFECTS YOUR RIGHTS. ANY DISPUTE OR CLAIM UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE OR WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES WILL BE SETTLED BY BINDING ARBITRATION OR IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT (TO THE EXTENT THE CLAIM QUALIFIES) AND WILL TAKE PLACE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS ONLY; CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE ARBITRATIONS AND CIVIL ACTIONS ARE NOT PERMITTED ONCE THIS SECTION IS EFFECTIVE.(a) Contact Us First.
If you have a question or concern about the Services, please contact us first. Our customer support team will try to answer your question or resolve your concern.(b) Agreement to Arbitrate.
In the unlikely event that our customer support team is unable to resolve your concerns, we each hereby agree to resolve any and all disputes or claims under these Terms of Service or with respect to the Services through binding arbitration or in small claims court (to the extent the claim qualifies) instead of in courts of general jurisdiction and only on an individual basis and not as part of any purported class, consolidated or representative proceeding. Arbitration, which is often cheaper, faster and less formal than a lawsuit in court, uses a neutral arbitrator instead of a judge or jury. Arbitrators can award the same damages and relief as a court. Binding arbitration is subject to very limited review. Only the arbitrator appointed pursuant to this Section, and not any federal, state or local court or agency, shall have the authority to resolve any dispute or claim relating to this Section, including, without limitation, the scope, enforceability and arbitrability of these Terms of Service. This arbitration provision shall survive termination of these Terms of Service. These Terms of Service evidence a transaction in interstate commerce and the interpretation and enforcement of this Section 6.10 is governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, notwithstanding the choice of law set forth in Section 6.9 above.(c) Scope of Agreement.
This agreement to arbitrate is intended to be broadly interpreted. It includes, but is not limited to: (i) all claims arising out of or relating to any aspect of the relationship between us, whether based in contract, tort, statute, fraud, misrepresentation or any other legal theory; (ii) all claims that arose before this or any prior agreement (including, but not limited to, claims relating to advertising); and (iii) all claims that may arise after termination of these Terms of Service and/or your use of the Services.(d) Exceptions.
Notwithstanding this Agreement to arbitrate, either party may (i) bring an action on an individual basis in small claims court (to the extent the applicable claim qualifies), (ii) bring issues to the attention of federal, state or local agencies, including, for example, the Federal Trade Commission and the Ohio Attorney General’s office of Consumer Protection, which agencies may be able to seek relief on a party’s behalf, and (iii) bring suit in court to seek a preliminary injunction or other interim relief pending the outcome of arbitration.(e) No Class Actions.
YOU AND SOCIAL MONSTER AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE MORE THAN ONE PERSON’S CLAIMS, MAY NOT PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF CLASS, CONSOLIDATED OR REPRESENTAIVE PROCEEDING AND MAY ONLY PROVIDE RELIEF IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM.(f) Notice of Dispute.
A party who intends to seek arbitration must first send to the other a written Notice of Dispute (“Notice”). The Notice to Social Monster must be addressed to the address in Section 6.7 above (“Notice Address”) and must be sent by certified mail. The Notice to you must be addressed to a mailing, home or payment address currently on record with Social Monster and must be sent by certified mail. If Social Monster has no records of such physical address, such notice may be delivered to your Social Monster account email address. The Notice must (i) describe the nature and basis of the claim or dispute; and (ii) set forth the specific relief sought. If Social Monster and you do not reach an agreement to resolve the claim within sixty (60) calendar days after the Notice is received, you or Social Monster may commence an arbitration proceeding.(g) Arbitration Proceedings.
The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules, or, if the actions giving rise to the dispute or claim relate to your personal or household use of the Services (rather than business use), the Consumer Arbitration Rules (in each case, the “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by this Section 6.10, and will be administered by the AAA and settled by a single arbitrator. The AAA Rules are available online at adr.org or by calling the AAA at 1-800-778-7879. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of these Terms of Service. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including, but not limited to, issues relating to the scope, enforceability, and arbitrability of this Section 6.10. Unless Social Monster and you agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in a reasonably convenient location in the United States for both parties with due consideration of their ability to travel and other pertinent circumstances. If the parties are unable to agree on a location, AAA shall determine the location. If your claim is for ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds ten thousand dollars ($10,000), the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a reasoned written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. All decisions by the arbitrator shall be final and binding and judgment on the award rendered may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.(h) Costs of Arbitration; Legal Fees.
i. Payment of all filing, administration, and arbitrator costs and expenses imposed by AAA will be governed by the AAA rules, provided that if you are initiating an arbitration against Social Monster and the value of the relief sought is ten thousand dollars ($10,000) or less, then Social Monster will advance all filing, administrative and arbitration costs and expenses imposed by AAA (subject to reimbursement as set forth below). If the circumstances in the preceding sentence apply, but the value of relief sought is more than ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and you demonstrate to the arbitrator that such costs and expenses would be prohibitively more expensive than a court proceeding, then Social Monster will pay the amount of any such costs and expenses that the arbitrator determines are necessary to prevent the arbitration from being prohibitively more expensive than a court proceeding (subject to reimbursement as set forth below). In the event that the arbitrator determines that all of the claims you assert in arbitration are frivolous according to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11, you agree to reimburse Social Monster for all such cost and expenses that Social Monster paid and that you would have been obligated to pay under the AAA rules.
ii. Just as in any court proceeding, each party will initially bear its own attorneys’ fees and expenses in connection with any arbitration. Should either party be determined to have substantially prevailed in the arbitration, then upon such party’s request, the arbitrator shall award such prevailing party the reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses that it incurred in connection with the arbitration, provided that to the extent that the dispute or claim relate to your personal or household use of the Services (rather than business use) Social Monster will not seek to recover its attorneys’ fees and expenses in an arbitration initiated by you. The arbitrator may make rulings and resolve disputes as to the reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and expenses upon request from either party made within fourteen (14) days of the arbitrator’s ruling on the merits.(i) Future Changes.
Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Service to the contrary, you and Social Monster agree that if Social Monster makes any future change to this arbitration provision (other than a change to the Notice Address) Social Monster will provide you with notice of such change and you may reject any such change by sending us written notice within thirty (30) calendar days of the change to the Notice Address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any dispute between us in accordance with the language of this provision as unmodified by such rejected change.(j) Special Severability.
In the event that the provisions of Section 6.10(e) above are found to be invalid or unenforceable for any dispute or claim, then, notwithstanding Section 6.11, the entirety of this Section 6.10 shall be null and void with respect to such dispute or claim and Section 6.12 shall apply in lieu of this Section 18.104.22.168 Waiver; Invalid Provisions.
The failure or delay of Social Monster to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. No oral waiver, amendment or modification shall be effective under any circumstance whatsoever. If any provision of these Terms of Service is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Terms of Service shall remain in full force and effect.6.12 Judicial Forum.
In the event that the Agreement to Arbitrate above is found not to apply to you or to a particular claim or dispute, either as a result of your decision to opt-out of the Agreement to Arbitrate or for any other reason, then any dispute or claim not subject to arbitration shall be resolved exclusively by a federal court located in San Francisco County, California, and to the extent there is no subject matter jurisdiction in such federal court, then a state court in San Francisco County, California. Both you and Social Monster agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts and agree that such forum is convenient.6.13 Titles.
Any Section titles in these Terms of Service are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.6.14 Violations.
Please report any violations of these Terms of Service by email to email@example.com Assignment.
We may, without your consent or approval, freely assign these Terms of Service and our rights and obligations under these Terms of Service, whether to an affiliate or to another entity in connection with a corporate transaction or otherwise.6.16 Relationship.
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