September 23, 2023
1. ACCEPTING THE TERMS
1.1 The terms "Industry Events," "IE," "us," "we," or "our" refers to Industry Events Worldwide Pty Ltd, an independent privately held company registered in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
1.2 The terms "you" or "your" refers to the platform user, event organiser, media partner, event poster, publisher, press release poster, and any entity and its affiliates and representatives using our Services.
1.3 The term "platform" refers to Industry Events website, iOS and Android applications, and other related services.
1.4 The term “Products” and "Services" collectively refer to all the services available on or through the platform, including our application programming interfaces, products, tools, and software, provided by Industry Events.
1.5 If you are using the Services on behalf of an entity you represent and warrant that you have the authority to accept these Terms on behalf of that entity and its affiliates. In this case, "you" and "your" will refer to that entity. If you do not have such authority or do not agree to any portion of the Terms, do not use our Services.
2. INDUSTRY EVENTS SERVICE (WHAT WE DO)
We offer a comprehensive Industry-focused news and events marketing and information platform that connects professionals, companies, organizations, and event organizers in related industries. Our Services enable organizers and companies to create, publish, market, and manage online, hybrid, and in-person events. We also provide powerful marketing tools to engage with consumers effectively. Our mission is to empower organizers and consumers to thrive and connect in the dynamic events landscape, fostering a vibrant community focused on addressing global challenges. Please note that we do not sell tickets or create content on our platform.
3. USING OUR SERVICES
3.1 By using our Services, you agree to comply with all the policies made available to you within the Services.
3.2 Your use of our Services does not grant you ownership of any intellectual property rights related to the Services or the content you access. You may not use content from our Services without obtaining permission from its owner or as permitted by law. Furthermore, you may not use any branding or logos used in our Services without our authorization.
3.3 Our Services may display content provided by third parties, for which we are not responsible. We may review such content to ensure compliance with our guidelines and policies, but we do not guarantee that we will review all content.
3.4 You must not misuse our Services or attempt to access them through unauthorized means. You are solely responsible for complying with all applicable laws while using our Services.
3.5 We may send you service announcements and other information related to your use of the Services. You may have the option to opt out of some communications.
3.6 Some of our Services are available on mobile devices. Ensure that your usage complies with traffic and safety laws to avoid distractions.
4. MODIFICATION OF THE TERMS
4.1 We may modify or replace any terms and conditions of these Terms (collectively referred to as "Modifications") at our sole discretion. Any changes will be posted on the IE website and mobile applications with an updated date.
4.2 Modifications will be effective 14 days following the updated date or as otherwise communicated. Your continued use of the Services after the effective date of Modifications indicates your acceptance of the updated Terms.
4.3 If any Modification is unacceptable to you, you must stop accessing and using the Services.
5. YOUR ACCOUNT
5.1 Some features and services may require you to create an Industry Events account. If you log in through third-party providers like LinkedIn, Google, Facebook, WeChat, or Twitter, you must comply with their terms and policies.
5.2 Protect your account by keeping your password confidential. You are responsible for any activity that occurs through your account.
5.3 If you believe your account has been compromised, contact us immediately.
5.4 Provide accurate contact and billing information when required.
6. FEES AND PRICING
6.1 Certain Services may require a fee, which will be clearly indicated.
6.2 Industry Events reserves the right to modify its fees and charges and introduce new charges at any time.
7. PRIVACY AND COPY PROTECTION
7.2 When using some of our Services, you may have the option to submit or store content. Rest assured that you retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In other words, what belongs to you stays yours, and you are responsible for it.
7.3 By submitting or storing content through our Services, you grant Industry Events (and our trusted partners) a worldwide license to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly display, and distribute that content. This license continues even if you stop using our Services.
7.4 To submit or store content, including Event Details or press releases, you need an Industry Events account. Please adhere to any policies made available to you during the content submission process. Also, ensure that all submitted content complies with our Editorial Guidelines, which may change from time to time at our sole discretion.
7.5 While we may review, edit, or write content for you, you are ultimately responsible for its accuracy. We do not verify the facts contained in submitted content, and we reserve the right to edit or reject content or other information when necessary, at our sole discretion.
7.6 Please take reasonable precautions to ensure that the content you submit does not violate or infringe upon the rights of any third party, including copyrights, trademarks, privacy, or other personal or proprietary rights. Industry Events does not accept responsibility for any copyright infringement related to images or videos used in submitted content.
7.7 It is important to comply with all applicable laws, rules, and regulations related to content submission, including but not limited to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 and laws related to "spam." Please be aware that we reserve the right to impose a reasonable charge for any costs we may incur in connection with regulatory requests or subpoenas pertaining to content submitted.
7.8 By contributing, providing, or making available any content to the Services (Your Content), you grant Industry Events a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable right and license to access, use, reproduce, transmit, adapt, modify, perform, display, distribute, translate, publish, and create derivative works based on Your Content, in whole or in part. This license includes the right to exercise any and all copyright, publicity, trademarks, database rights, and other intellectual property rights you have in the Content. However, you do not transfer any ownership rights in Your Content, and nothing in these Terms will restrict your rights to use and exploit Your Content outside of the Services.
7.9 You represent and warrant that you have all the necessary rights, power, and authority to grant the foregoing license, and that Your Content:
8. CONTACT SYNDICATES
8.1 Our Services are designed to help you find event and news information on sites not owned or controlled by Industry Events. The Services provide links and brief descriptions of events and news stories to help you identify events and stories of interest to you, including but not limited to links, descriptions, texts, images, and other materials ("Links").
8.2 When you select an event or news posting, you may be linked to the site where that story appears. While Industry Events owns and retains intellectual property rights to the Service, we do not claim ownership rights to the original news stories, which are instead held by the sites to which the Service links.
8.3 The Links provided by Industry Events may be protected by copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of Industry Events and/or third-party content providers (Publishers). You may not license, sublicense, sell, assign, or transfer any of the Links without the express permission of the rights owner. Always conspicuously designate the Publisher as the source of the content when using the Links.
8.4 The Links may contain a link to the original Publisher's website via an intermediate link through our website. You may not delete, disable, modify, or hide this intermediate link and/or the code provided by us when using some of our Services, which generates the Links or any of the Links, in whole or in part.
8.5 We reserve the right to modify the presentation of content and Links at our sole discretion, including changing the look and/or format of the Links and inserting advertising and/or press releases with the Links.
8.6 The Links do not constitute endorsements by Industry Events or its affiliates of any third-party site or any materials contained therein. We do not control and are not responsible for the availability or accuracy of such third-party sites or any information, content, products, or services accessible from those sites.
8.7 The Links may not be used on any sites that we determine to be unsuitable, including those that:
8.8 If you are a Publisher and do not want your content syndicated, indexed, or linked to by Industry Events, please contact us, and such Links may be removed on a case-by-case basis.
9. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS BY YOU
9.1 We provide our Services with a commercially reasonable level of skill and care, and we hope that you enjoy using them. However, there are certain things we don't promise about our Services.
9.2 We disclaim all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, or availability of information or materials displayed in our Services. Additionally, we disclaim any responsibility for the deletion, failure to store, or delivery of any material or for any harm resulting from accessing any material on the Internet through our Services.
9.3 Other than as expressly set out in these terms or additional terms, neither Industry Events nor its suppliers or distributors make any specific promises about the Services. For example, we do not make any commitments about the content within the Services, the specific functions of the Services, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs. We provide the Services "as is."
9.4 While we strive to provide Services that meet your requirements, certain assurances cannot be guaranteed.
9.5 By attending live events, you acknowledge and assume the inherent risks associated with such attendance. Events hosted on our platform are organized by third-party entities, and when you choose to participate in any of these events, you do so at your own risk.
9.6 To the extent permitted by law, Industry Events and its suppliers and distributors will not be responsible for lost profits, revenues, or data, financial losses, or indirect, special, consequential, exemplary, or punitive damages. In all cases, Industry Events, and its suppliers, publishers, and distributors will not be liable for any loss or damage that is not reasonably foreseeable.
10. INDEMNIFICATION, DISCLAIMERS & WARRANTIES
10.1 You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold Industry Events (IE), its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, licensors, payment processing partners, and employees harmless from any and all damage, loss, liability, cost, and expense (including reasonable attorneys' fees and accounting fees) resulting from any claim, demand, suit, proceeding, or investigation made by any third party (each a "Claim") due to or arising out of:
IE will provide notice to you of any such Claim; however, failure or delay by IE in providing such notice shall not limit your obligations hereunder except to the extent you are materially disadvantaged by such failure.
10.2 IE strives to provide the Services with a commercially reasonable level of skill and care. While we aim to keep the Services running, free of viruses, and secure for use, we cannot guarantee continuous operation or access. Event update and notification functionality may experience delays beyond our control.
10.3 Please note that IE does not sell tickets on behalf of Event Organizers, and thus, IE does not determine ticket prices, booking fees, postage and handling fees, or seating selections. The Content provided by independent entities on the IE platform is subject to their respective terms and conditions. If there are errors or modifications in the terms and conditions of specific events on the Services, it is your responsibility to inform yourself of the respective content providers' terms and conditions.
10.4 By using the Services, you acknowledge that you do so at your own risk, and they are provided to you on an "as is" and "as available" basis. IE 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. IE makes no warranty that:
IE does not make any specific promises or commitments about the content of the Services, their specific functions, or their reliability, availability, or ability to meet your needs, other than as expressly set out in the Terms.
10.5 Limitation of Liability - To the extent permitted by applicable laws, IE and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, co-branders, licensors, payment processing partners, other partners, and employees shall not be liable under any circumstances, whether in tort, contract, or otherwise, with respect to the Services or any other subject matter of the Terms for:
Notwithstanding the above and clause 13.4 below, if IE is found liable, the maximum aggregate liability of IE, its payment processing partners, and licensors for all damages, losses, liability, costs, and expenses, whether in tort, contract, or otherwise, shall be limited to one hundred Australian dollars (AUD$100).
10.6 Release - As an inducement for IE to permit you to access and use the Services, you agree not to hold IE responsible for any damages or losses resulting directly or indirectly from your use of the Services, including, but not limited to:
Additionally, you agree to release IE and its affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, agents, partners, and employees from all damages, 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.
Furthermore, you waive any applicable law or statute that says a general release does not extend to claims that the releasing party does not know or suspect to exist at the time of executing the release, which if known, must have materially affected the settlement with the released party. Some jurisdictions may not allow the disclaimer of warranties or exclusion of damages, so such disclaimers and exclusions may not apply to you.
10.7 Reporting Misconduct - You may report the misconduct of Users and/or third-party advertisers, service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the Services to firstname.lastname@example.org. IE may investigate the claim and take appropriate action in its sole discretion.
11. EVENT DATE ACCURACY AND EVENT AUTHENTICITY
11.1 You acknowledge that Industry Events relies on event organizers to provide accurate and up-to-date information about their events, including event dates and event details. While we make reasonable efforts to verify event information, we do not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of any event listed on our platform. Events may be subject to changes, rescheduling, or cancellations by event organizers, and such changes may occur without notice.
11.2 It is your responsibility to independently verify the accuracy of event details, including event dates and locations, before making any travel arrangements, hotel bookings, or other commitments related to attending an event listed on Industry Events. We recommend that you contact the event organizer directly to confirm event details and make informed decisions regarding your attendance.
11.3 Industry Events shall not be liable for any losses, expenses, or damages, including but not limited to travel expenses, accommodation costs, or inconvenience, incurred by you as a result of inaccuracies in event information or the authenticity of an event. You assume all risks associated with attending events listed on our platform, including the risk of changes to event dates or the discovery that an event is not as represented.
12. ABOUT THE TERMS
12.1 The Terms govern the relationship between you and IE and do not create any third-party beneficiary rights.
12.2 If you do not comply with the Terms and IE does not take immediate action, this shall not be construed as IE giving up any rights it may have, including taking action in the future.
12.3 If a particular term within the Terms is not enforceable, it will not affect the remaining terms within the Terms.
12.4 IE is not acting as your agent for any purpose in relation to the Terms or your use of the Services.
Legal notices must be served on IE's registered address or the following email address: email@example.com. Notice will be deemed given 24 hours after the email is sent, unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid or that the email has not been delivered. Alternatively, IE may give you legal notice by email to the email address provided by you during the registration process. In such a case, notice will be deemed given three days after the date of emailing.
14. LEGAL DISPUTES
14.1 If a dispute arises between you and IE, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost-effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. We strongly encourage you to first contact firstname.lastname@example.org to seek resolution. We will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation or arbitration, as alternatives to litigation.
14.2 This Agreement will be governed in all respects by the laws of New South Wales. We encourage you to try and resolve disputes using certified mediation (such as online dispute resolution processes). If a dispute cannot be resolved, then you and IE irrevocably submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of New South Wales, Australia.
14.3 For information on how to contact IE, please visit the "Contact Us" section on IE's website.
15. SCRAPING OR COMMERCIAL USE OF SITE CONTENT IS PROHIBITED
15.1 You can’t use our content for your own purposes.
You have no right to use, and you agree not to use, any Site Content for your own commercial purposes. You have no right to, and you agree not to, scrape, crawl, or employ any automated means to extract data from the Sites.
16. EVENT TICKETING, REFUND POLICY ABD DISPUTE RESOLUTION
We currently do not provide event ticketing capability or solutions on our platform.
Please note that all event ticketing solutions are handled externally and are not part of the Industry Events platform. As such, any ticketing-related inquiries, purchases, refunds, or dispute resolutions must be directed to the respective third-party ticketing provider or organizer responsible for the specific event.
We advise users to carefully review the terms and conditions, refund policies, and dispute resolution procedures of the third-party ticketing service before making any ticket purchases or transactions. Industry Events is not liable for any issues, disputes, or discrepancies related to event ticketing, as it falls under the sole purview of the third-party ticketing providers or organizers. For further information or assistance regarding event ticketing, we recommend contacting the relevant organisers directly.
17. USE OF CREDIT CARD ON OUR SITE
We DO NOT offer event ticketing capability or solution on our platform. We do provide two distinct packages for event organisers, companies, and publishers to upgrade their events to “Event Pro” and /or “Press Release” packages. By providing your credit card information and using it to upgrade your event on our platform to an “Event Pro” or “Press Release” package, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
17.1 Payment Processing: We use a third-party payment processor to handle all credit card transactions on our site. Your credit card information is securely processed by the third-party payment processor, and we do not store any credit card information on our servers.
17.2 Authorization: By using your credit card on our site, you authorize the third-party payment processor to charge your credit card for the total amount of any purchases or fees incurred. You also authorize the third-party payment processor to store your credit card information for future transactions, if applicable, in accordance with their own terms and policies.
17.3 Accuracy of Information: You agree that all credit card information provided by you is accurate, complete, and up-to-date. You are responsible for ensuring that your credit card information remains current with the third-party payment processor.
17.4 Security: We take the security of your credit card information seriously and have chosen a reputable third-party payment processor that implements industry-standard security measures. However, you acknowledge that we have no control over the security measures employed by the third-party payment processor.
17.5 Refunds and Disputes: In the event of any disputes or issues with a transaction, please refer to the refund and dispute resolution policy of the third-party payment processor, as their policies will govern the resolution process.
17.6 Third-Party Processor: The use of your credit card on our site is subject to the terms and conditions of the third-party payment processor. By using our site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of the third-party payment processor, which may be subject to change without notice.
17.7 Compliance with Laws: You agree to use your credit card on our site only for lawful transactions and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
17.8 No Liability: We shall not be liable for any damages or losses, whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or otherwise, arising from the use of your credit card on our site or any actions or omissions of the third-party payment processor, except where such damages or losses result directly from our gross negligence or wilful misconduct.
17.9 Termination or Suspension: We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to our site and services in the event of any suspected fraudulent or unauthorized use of your credit card or violation of these Terms.
17.10 Updates: We may update or modify this clause from time to time, and any changes will be effective upon posting on our site. It is your responsibility to review this clause periodically for any updates.
By using your credit card on our site, you indicate that you have read, understood, and agree to be bound by this clause and all other applicable terms and conditions.
18. UPHOLDING ETHICAL STANDARDS: GUIDELINES FOR CONTENT AND BEHAVIOUR ON INDUSTRY EVENTS
18.1 In our unwavering commitment to professionalism, credibility, and ethical conduct, we impose stringent guidelines for event organizers regarding the content they post on Industry Events. These guidelines are put in place to safeguard our platform's integrity, prevent harm, and ensure the dissemination of accurate information.
18.2 We reserve the right to suspend the publication and utilization of our platform upon the detection of activities that violate these ethical standards. Below, we outline categories of content that are unequivocally prohibited and must never be included in event postings or press releases. For more comprehensive guidance, we strongly urge you to review our terms and conditions to ensure full compliance. This commitment to compliance fosters a constructive and inclusive experience for all participants.
18.3 By diligently adhering to these guidelines, we collectively foster an inclusive and secure environment that encourages constructive connections and meaningful experiences at Industry Events. We reserve the right to remove content or block platform usage for individuals found in violation of these principles. Your cooperation in upholding these ethical standards is greatly appreciated. Our guidelines include but are not limited to:
18.4 Prohibited Content Encompasses, but is Not Limited to:
19 Visual Verification Badge for Paid Events
19.1 Visual Verification Badge: Industry Events ("we" or "us") offers a visual verification badge for paid events listed on our platform. This badge serves as an indicator that the event organizer has opted for a verification process.
19.2 Verification Process: Upon purchasing an Industry Events paid package, the event content will be reviewed and optimized by our administrative teams. Once verified, the paid event will be granted a visual verification badge.
19.3 Organizer Responsibility: The event organizer acknowledges and agrees that they are solely responsible for the content of the paid event. The visual verification badge is a representation of a verified paid event and does not guarantee the accuracy of the event details.
19.4 Viewer Due Diligence: Industry Events does not verify the accuracy of the event posting. Viewers are encouraged to exercise due diligence to verify details such as date, time, location, contact information, and event ticketing directly with the event organizer.
19.5 Removal of Paid Event: Industry Events reserves the right to promptly remove a paid event from our platform if it is found to be in violation of the terms and conditions outlined in this document.
19.6 Badge Display: The visual verification badge will be displayed on the event listing in our web and mobile applications to indicate that the event has undergone our paid verification process.
19.7 Verification Badge Does Not Constitute Endorsement: The visual verification badge is not an endorsement of the event or its content by Industry Events. It is a recognition of the completion of our verification process.
19.8 Changes to Verification Process: Industry Events reserves the right to modify or discontinue the visual verification badge feature and its associated process at any time without prior notice.
19.9 Questions and Concerns: Event organizers and viewers with questions or concerns regarding the visual verification badge feature can contact our support team at email@example.com