Terms of Service
Terms of Service
Welcome to the eVenues website (the "Website"). This Website is provided solely to assist Customers in gathering meeting venue information, determining the availability and eventual compatibility of meeting-related goods and services with venue providers (“Providers”); to assist Providers in creating and managing Listings and bookings for their venues; and for no other purposes. eVenues will not be a party to any eventual contract made between the venue Provider and the Customer. The terms "We", "Us", "our", “eVenues” and "eVenues.com" refer to eVenues, Inc. (d/b/a eVenues Group, Inc.), a State of Delaware corporation. The term "you" or “User” refers to the user visiting the eVenues website (the “Website”), and the term “Customer” refers to a user reviewing Listings and/or booking a reservation through the Website.
The Website is offered to you conditioned upon your acceptance without modification of all the terms, conditions, and notices set forth below (collectively, the "Agreement"). By accessing or using the Website in any manner, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully. If you do not accept all of these terms and conditions, please do not use the Website. We reserve the right at any time, at our sole discretion, to change or otherwise modify this Agreement without prior notice, and your continued access to or use of the Website signifies your acceptance of the updated or modified Agreement. Be sure to return to this page periodically to review the most current version of the Agreement.
Use of the Website
As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant that:
- you are at least 18 years of age;
- you will use the Website in accordance with this Agreement;
- you will only use the Website to make legitimate inquiries for you or for another person for whom you are legally authorized to act;
- all information supplied by you on the Website is known to be true, accurate, current and complete, maintained by the Provider.
We retain the right at our sole discretion to deny access to anyone to the Website and the services we offer, at any time and for any reason, including, but not limited to, violation of this Agreement or any applicable law, rule, or regulation.
By reading and acknowledging this Agreement, you understand that eVenues is a service provider that facilitates the inquiries of reservations by allowing Providers to post Listings containing facility rates and locations and allowing Customers to make inquiries through the Website. eVenues provides online searching, ratings & reviews, and marketing automation on behalf of the Providers, but this does not make eVenues a party to any agreement made between a Customer and a Provider, including but not limited to a Rental agreement or any landlord-tenant relationship arising between a Customer and a Provider.
When making an inquiry on the Website, you are not making a reservation, but checking on eventual date availability. You understand that eVenues is not a co-vendor with the venue Provider and that you will pay the Provider directly and need to agree to a separate contract to complete the reservation. You agree to payment of the total reservation price including the facilities rate displayed on the Website and any associated service fees. Note other taxes, including but not limited to city and local hospitality taxes, will be included in the final Provider contract.
Pricing and Payment
Pricing is determined on fair market pricing decided by the facilities Provider. Generally, pricing will be by the hour or day (e.g. $50 per hour or $300 per day). The Provider sets the price when registering its venue profile on the Website. The Provider reserves the right to make changes to the price.
Changes and Refunds
All refunds or changes must be made through the Provider. eVenues will not make or process refunds on either the transaction or associated service fees.
Changes or cancellation requirements and penalties vary by Provider. You agree to pay any Provider any cancellation or change fees as agreed between you and the Provider. Further, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions imposed with respect to your prepaid venue reservations.
Venue Provider Agreements Rules and Restrictions
A separate agreement will apply to your reservation and/or purchase of facilities and related services from a Provider. This separate agreement will be presented to you at the time of payment and your acceptance is a condition of your reservation. Please read this separate agreement carefully. You agree to abide by the terms and conditions imposed by any Provider with whom you elect to deal, including, but not limited to, payment of all amounts when due and compliance with the supplier's rules and restrictions regarding availability and use of the facilities.
You acknowledge that Providers offering certain services and/or activities may require you to agree to their separate agreement prior to participating in the service and/or activity. You understand that any violation of any such supplier's terms, rules, or restrictions may result in cancellation of your reservation(s), denied access to the applicable meeting venue product or services, forfeiture of any monies paid for such reservation(s), and/or debiting of your account for any costs incurred by eVenues as a result of such violation.
Prohibited uses of the Website
The content and information on the Website (including, but not limited to, price and searching of facilities), as well as the infrastructure used to provide such content and information, is property of eVenues for use by us, our partners, and our Providers. You agree not to modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or re-sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from or through the Website. Additionally, you agree not to:
- use the Website or its contents for any commercial purpose;
- make any speculative, false, or fraudulent reservation or any reservation in anticipation of demand;
- access, monitor or copy any content or information of the Website using any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means or any manual process for any purpose without our express written permission;
- violate the restrictions in any robot exclusion headers on the Website or bypass or circumvent other measures employed to prevent or limit access to the Website;
- take any action that imposes, or may impose, in our discretion, an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure;
- deep-link to any portion of the Website (including, without limitation, the purchase path for any booking services) for any purpose without our express written permission; or
- "frame", "mirror" or otherwise incorporate any part of the Website into any other website without our prior written authorization.
Ownership of Intellectual Property
The contents of the Website, including all Website software, design, text, images, photographs, illustrations, audio and video material, artwork, graphic material, databases, proprietary information, downloadable products, and all copyrightable or otherwise legally protectable elements of the Website, including, without limitation, the selection, sequence and 'look and feel' and arrangement of items, and all trademarks, service marks and trade names (individually and/or collectively, "Material"), are, unless expressly disclaimed, the property of eVenues, its suppliers, its Providers, or its operational service providers and are legally protected, without limitation, under applicable U.S. Federal, State, and foreign laws, regulations and treaties. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise or we explicitly state in writing, the term Website includes "Material" as well. The Website is to be used solely for your non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-transferable and limited personal use and for no other purposes.
You must not alter, delete or conceal any copyright notice, trademark notice, or other notices contained on the Website, including notices on any Material you download, transmit, display, print or reproduce from the Website. You may not, nor may you allow any third party (whether or not for your benefit) to reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, display, perform, publish, distribute, disseminate, broadcast or circulate to any third party (including, without limitation, on or via a third party website), or otherwise use, any Material without the express prior written consent of the owner. Any unauthorized or prohibited use of any Material may subject you to civil liability, criminal prosecution, or both, under applicable federal, state and local laws. We require users to respect our copyrights, trademarks, and other intellectual property rights. We likewise respect the intellectual property of others. On notice, we will act expeditiously to remove content on the Website that infringes the copyright rights of others and will disable the access to the Website and its services of anyone who uses them to repeatedly to infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
We take protection of intellectual property, both our own and others, very seriously. We therefore employ measures to prevent copyright infringement and to promptly end any infringement that might occur.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998, found at 17 U.S.C. § 512 ("DMCA"), provides recourse for owners of copyrighted materials who believe that their rights under United States copyright law have been infringed upon on the Internet.
Under the DMCA, the bona fide owner of copyrighted materials who has a good faith belief that their copyright has been infringed may contact not only the person or entity infringing on their copyright, but may also contact the designated agent of an Internet service provider to report alleged infringements of their protected works, when such alleged infringements appear on pages contained within the system of the Internet service provider (“ISP”).
eVenues is committed to complying with all United States laws, including United States copyright law. Upon receipt of a properly filed complaint under the DMCA, the owner will block access to the allegedly infringing material. The website owner will forward a copy of the notification of claimed copyright infringement to the alleged infringer. Anyone who believes in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has wrongfully been filed against them may submit a Counter-notice to the website owner.
Infringement Notification Procedures
If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by eVenues infringe upon your copyright or other intellectual property rights, you may file a notice of infringement. To file a notice of infringement, you must provide a written communication that sets forth the items specified below. You will be liable for damages (including damages, costs, and attorneys' fees) if you materially misrepresent that the Website or Website content is infringing your intellectual property. Accordingly, if you are not sure whether certain material of yours is protected by copyright or other laws, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.
To expedite the process please include the following information in your written notice of infringement:
- Identify in sufficient detail the copyrighted work you claim was infringed.
- Adequately identify the material you claim is infringing your copyrighted work, and information that will allow us to locate that material on the Website.
- Please include the URL(s) (the location(s) of the page(s) that contain the allegedly infringing material and also include a description of the specific content when you claim that is infringing upon your copyright).
- Include contact information reasonably sufficient to permit the Website owner to contact you, an email address and telephone number;
- Include the following statement: "I swear, under penalty of perjury, that the information in the notification is accurate and that I am the copyright owner or I am authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. I also affirm that as the copyright owner, I have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by me, my agent, or the law." [Please note that a recent court decision has indicated that your good faith belief should include a consideration of “Fair Use” as defined under U.S. copyright law. If you are not sure whether material available online infringes your copyright, we suggest that you first contact an attorney.]
- Include the signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
For further details on the information required for valid notification, see 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3).
eVenues, Inc. (d/b/a eVenues Group, Inc.),
Attn: Legal Department
7683 SE 27th Street, Suite 181
Mercer Island, WA 98040
We will review and respond to all notices that comply with the requirements above. Email is our preferred method of notification.
Reviews, Comments, and Other Submissions
We appreciate hearing from you and your comments, reviews, and other submissions are important to us. Please be aware that by submitting content to the Website by e-mail, postings on the Website or otherwise, including any meeting venue reviews, photographs, videos, questions, comments, suggestions, ideas or the like contained in any submissions (collectively, "Submissions"), you agree to (a) grant eVenues and its affiliates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, transferable, irrevocable and fully sub licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, translate, distribute, publish, create derivative works from and publicly display and perform such Submissions throughout the world in any media, now known or hereafter devised; and (b) grant eVenues and its affiliates and sub licensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such Submission. You expressly agree that eVenues may use your Submissions in marketing or advertising materials and that eVenues may use the name you submit in connection with your Submissions in such materials. By making Submissions, you expressly waive any claim against eVenues, its Providers, and the affiliates of eVenues or its Providers, including but not limited to its marketing firms or advertising agencies, for copyright infringement, trademark infringement, rights of privacy or publicity, or related claims in connection with the Submissions eVenues reserves the right to choose to provide attribution of your comments or reviews (for example, listing your name and hometown on a meeting venue review) at our discretion. eVenues is not responsible for and assumes no liability for any Submissions posted or submitted and has no duty to retain or otherwise preserve the content of any Submissions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not provide us with any Submissions. If necessary, eVenues reserves the right to pursue at law any person or entity who violates your or eVenues’ rights in the Submissions
You are fully responsible for the content of your Submissions, (specifically including, but not limited to, blog comments or reviews posted to the Website). You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from the Website: (i) any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, discriminatory, or other material or content that would violate rights of publicity and/or privacy or related laws of any state or local jurisdiction; (ii) any commercial material or content (including, but not limited to, solicitation of funds, advertising, or marketing of any good or services); or (iii) any material or content that infringes, misappropriates or violates any copyright, trademark, patent right or other proprietary right of any third party. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any violation of the foregoing restrictions, or any other harm resulting from your posting of content to the Website. Specifically, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless eVenues from any claim by any third party, including but not limited to the above enumerated claims, in conjunction with your Submissions. You acknowledge that eVenues has the right, but not the obligation, to control (e.g. use, publish, remove) any content you submit without notice to you. Note that if you submit more than one review for the same meeting venue, only your most recent submission is eligible for use.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES PUBLISHED ON THIS WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR ERRORS, INCLUDING PRICING ERRORS. IN PARTICULAR, eVENUES AND ANY AFFILIATED, CO- BRANDED AND/OR LINKED WEBSITE PARTNERS THROUGH WHOM WE PROVIDE SERVICE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF, AND DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OTHER INACCURACIES RELATING TO THE INFORMATION AND DESCRIPTION OF THE VENUE, ROOM, SPACE OR SPOT AND OTHER MEETING SERVICES DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE PRICING, PHOTOGRAPHS, LIST OF VENUE AMENITIES, GENERAL PRODUCT DESCRIPTIONS, ETC.), MUCH OF WHICH INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS. IN ADDITION, eVENUES EXPRESSLY RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CORRECT ANY PRICING ERRORS ON OUR WEBSITE AND/OR ON PENDING RESERVATIONS MADE UNDER AN INCORRECT PRICE. IN SUCH EVENT, WE WILL OFFER YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO KEEP YOUR PENDING RESERVATION AT THE CORRECT PRICE OR, AT YOUR OPTION, WE WILL CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION WITHOUT ANY eVENUES CHANGE OR CANCELLATION FEES.
VENUE RATINGS DISPLAYED ON THIS WEBSITE ARE INTENDED AS ONLY GENERAL GUIDELINES, AND eVENUES AND eVENUES AFFILIATES DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF THE RATINGS. eVENUES MAKES NO GUARANTEES ABOUT THE AVAILABILITY OF SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES. eVENUES MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES ON THIS WEBSITE AT ANY TIME.
eVENUES AND ITS RESPECTIVE VENUE SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE, AND THE INCLUSION OR OFFERING OF ANY PRODUCTS OR SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE DOES NOT CONSTITUTE ANY ENDORSEMENT OR RECOMMENDATION OF SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES BY eVENUES OR ITS AFFILIATES. ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. eVENUES AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS SERVERS OR ANY EMAIL SENT FROM eVENUES AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. eVENUES AND ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
THE VENUE PROVIDERS SUPPLYING MEETING SPACE OR OTHER SERVICES ON THIS WEBSITE ARE INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND NOT AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES OF eVENUES. eVENUES IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE ACTS, ERRORS, OMISSIONS, REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, BREACHES OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY SUCH PROVIDERS OR FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURIES, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE, OR OTHER DAMAGES OR EXPENSES RESULTING THEREFROM. eVENUES AND ITS AFFILIATES HAVE NO LIABILITY AND WILL MAKE NO REFUND IN THE EVENT OF CANCELLATION, OVERBOOKING, STRIKE, FORCE MAJEURE OR OTHER CAUSES BEYOND THEIR DIRECT CONTROL, AND THEY HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ADDITIONAL EXPENSE OR OMISSIONS.
IN NO EVENT SHALL eVENUES AND/OR ITS RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH, YOUR ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, DISPLAY OR USE THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, YOUR RELIANCE UPON OPINIONS APPEARING ON THIS WEBSITE; ANY COMPUTER VIRUSES, INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, LINKED SITES, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES OBTAINED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE; OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE ACCESS TO, DISPLAY OF OR USE OF THIS WEBSITE) WHETHER BASED ON A THEORY OF NEGLIGENCE, CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, AND EVEN IF THE eVENUES.COM AND/OR THEIR RESPECTIVE SUPPLIERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If, despite the limitation above, eVenues or any of its respective suppliers is found liable for any loss or damage which arises out of or in any way connected with any of the occurrences described above, then eVenues and/or its respective suppliers liabilities will in no event exceed, in the aggregate, the greater of (a) the transaction fees assessed for your transactions on the Website, or (b) One-Hundred Dollars (US$100.00).
The limitation of liability reflects the allocation of risk between the parties. The limitations specified in this section will survive and apply even if any limited remedy specified in these terms is found to have failed of its essential purpose. The limitations of liability provided in these terms inure to the benefit of eVenues and/or its respective suppliers.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless eVenues, its Providers or other suppliers, and any of its officers, directors, members, managers, employees and agents from and against any claims, causes of action, demands, recoveries, losses, damages, fines, penalties or other costs or expenses of any kind or nature including but not limited to reasonable legal and accounting fees, brought by third parties as a result of:
- your breach of this Agreement or the documents referenced herein;
- your violation of any law or the rights of a third party; or
- your use of the Website.
Links To Third-Party Sites
This Website may contain hyperlinks to websites operated by parties other than eVenues. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference only. We do not control such websites and are not responsible for their contents or the privacy or other practices of such websites. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from the Website or other websites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, Trojan horses, defects and other items of a destructive nature. Our inclusion of hyperlinks to such websites does not imply any endorsement of the material on such websites or any association with their operators.
Software Available On This Website
Any software that is made available to download from the Website or used in the operation of the Website ("Software") is the copyrighted work of eVenues and/or its respective suppliers. Your use of such Software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement, if any, which accompanies, or is included with, the Software ("License Agreement"). You may not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement unless you first agree to the License Agreement terms. For any Software made available for download on the Website not accompanied by a License Agreement, we hereby grant to you, the user, a limited, personal, nontransferable license to use the Software for viewing and otherwise using the Website in accordance with these terms and conditions and for no other purpose.
Please note that all Software, including, without limitation, all HTML code, Jscript or AJAX, and Microsoft® ASP.NET controls contained on the Website, is owned by eVenues and/or its respective suppliers, and is protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Any reproduction or redistribution of the Software is expressly prohibited, and may result in severe civil and criminal penalties. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible.
WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COPYING OR REPRODUCTION OF THE SOFTWARE TO ANY OTHER SERVER OR LOCATION FOR FURTHER REPRODUCTION OR REDISTRIBUTION IS EXPRESSLY PROHIBITED. THE SOFTWARE IS WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THE TERMS OF THE LICENSE AGREEMENT.
Copyright and Trademark Notices
All contents of this website are copyrighted © 2008-2016 eVenues, Inc. (d/b/a eVenues Group, Inc.). All rights reserved. eVenues is not responsible for content on websites operated by parties other than eVenues. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
If you are aware of an infringement of our brand, please let us know by e-mailing us at legal[at]evenues.com. We only address messages concerning brand infringement at this email address.
This Website is operated by a U.S. entity and this Agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Washington, USA. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in King County, Washington, USA, in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Website. Use of the Website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including, without limitation, this paragraph.
Our performance of this Agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this Agreement limits our right to comply with law enforcement or other governmental or legal requests or requirements relating to your use of the Website or information provided to or gathered by us with respect to such use. To the extent allowed by applicable law, you agree that you will bring any claim or cause of action arising from or relating to your access or use of the Website within two (2) years from the date on which such claim or action arose or accrued or such claim or cause of action will be irrevocably waived.
If any part of this Agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and Agreement shall continue in effect.
This Agreement (and any other terms and conditions referenced herein) constitutes the entire agreement between you and eVenues with respect to the Website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral, or written, between the customer and eVenues with respect to the Website or any eVenues services. A printed version of this Agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. This Agreement may not be modified orally.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, or employment relationship exists between you and eVenues as a result of this Agreement or use of the Website.
A delay on the part of either Party in the exercise of its rights or remedies will not operate as a waiver of such rights or remedies, and a single or partial exercise by a Party of any such rights or remedies will not preclude other or further exercises of that right or remedy. A waiver of a right or remedy on any one occasion will not be construed as a bar to or waiver of those rights or remedies on any other occasion.
Fictitious names of companies, products, people, characters, and/or data mentioned on the Website are not intended to represent any real individual, company, product, or event.
Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
For quick answers to your questions or ways to contact us, visit www.evenues.com or by phoning our customer care at 877-572-1920. Or, you can write to us at:
eVenues, Inc. (d/b/a eVenues Group, Inc.)
Attn: Customer Service,
7683 SE 27th Street, Suite 181
Mercer Island, WA 98040 USA
Revised and effective as of December 2016.
©2008-2016 eVenues, Inc. (d/b/a eVenues Group, Inc.) All rights reserved.