TorontoDance.com Terms of Service Agreement
BUYERS & NON-ORGANIZERS ORGANIZERS
We make it easy for you to promote, and register attendees to any dance event.
And we make it easy for everyone to discover dance events,
and to share the dance events they are attending with the people they know. The following pages contain our Terms of Service, which govern all use of our Services.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS.
The following terms and conditions (this “TOS”) govern all use by you as a Buyer (as defined below) or other non-Organizer (as defined below) user or visitor of (a) the TorontoDance.com. websites and domains (including all webpages, subdomains and subparts therein contained, the “Site”), (b) any and all services available on or through the Site or otherwise provided by TorontoDance.com. (“TorontoDance.com”) in connection with dance events listed on the Site, and (c) all Software (as defined below) (collectively, the “Services”). The Services are owned and operated by TorontoDance.com. The Services are offered subject to your acceptance without modification of all of the terms and conditions contained herein and all other operating rules, policies and procedures that may be published from time to time on the Site by TorontoDance.com. BY USING OR ACCESSING ANY PART OF THE SERVICES, YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAINED HEREIN AND ALL OTHER OPERATING RULES, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES THAT MAY BE PUBLISHED FROM TIME TO TIME ON THE SITE BY TorontoDance.com. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF SUCH TERMS, CONDITIONS, RULES, POLICIES OR PROCEDURES, DO NOT USE OR ACCESS THE SERVICES.
TorontoDance.com reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any of the terms or conditions of this TOS at any time. It is your responsibility to check this TOS periodically for changes. Your continued use of the Services following the posting of any changes to this TOS constitutes acceptance of those changes. If any change to this TOS is not acceptable to you, your sole remedy is to cease accessing, browsing and otherwise using the Services.
2. DESCRIPTION OF TorontoDance.com.
TorontoDance.com provides a simple and quick means for registered users who are dance event organizers and planners (“Organizers”) to collect payments with respect to the sale of tickets/registrations, merchandise and services for, and the solicitation of donations with respect to, dance events registered on the Site from users who want to attend such dance events (“Buyers” or “you”). Organizers may visit the Site, fill out a questionnaire about their dance event, including pricing, location, inventory, etc., and collect dance event registration fees online directly from Buyers. Payments are all transacted through PayPal or other third party payment service methods or the TorontoDance.com payment processing gateway (the “Gateway”).
3. YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES.
3.1 The Services.
TorontoDance.com hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable right to access and use the Services solely for the purposes of browsing the Site, and searching for, viewing, registering for, and interacting with, an dance event that is registered on the Site, in each case (i) in compliance with this TOS, and (ii) to the extent permitted under all applicable laws and regulations (foreign and domestic). Notwithstanding the foregoing, you shall not, and shall not permit anyone else to, directly or indirectly: (i) modify, reproduce or otherwise create derivatives of any part of the Services or Site Content (as defined below); (ii) reverse engineer, disassemble, decompile or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or structure, sequence and organization of all or any part of the Services (except that this restriction shall not apply to the limited extent restrictions on reverse engineering are prohibited by applicable local law); (iii) rent, lease, resell, distribute or use the Services for timesharing, service bureau, or commercial purposes; (iv) remove or alter any proprietary notices or labels on or in the Services or Site Content; (v) engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Services; or (vi) engage in any fraudulent activity or activity that facilitates fraud.
4.1 Independent Relationship of Facilitated Payment Methods (FPMs).
It is the responsibility of the Organizer to communicate its refund policy to Buyers and to issue refunds to Buyers via the Site or otherwise. If a Buyer desires to request a refund, Buyer must request the refund from the Organizer. All communications or disputes regarding refunds are between the Organizer and Buyer and TorontoDance.com will not be responsible or liable in any way for refunds, errors in issuing refunds, or lack of refunds in connection with the Services. All communications and disputes regarding chargebacks and refunds are between the Organizer and Buyer and TorontoDance.com will not be responsible or liable in any way for chargebacks in connection with a Buyer’s use of the Services. If you are a Buyer and you wish to request a refund in connection with an dance event listed on the Services, you should contact the applicable Organizer directly.
5. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS.
6. ACCOUNT, PASSWORD AND SECURITY.
As part of the Site registration process, you will create a password and account. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and account, and are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account, including, without limitation, all actions by sub-users registered under your account. You agree to (a) immediately notify TorontoDance.com of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. TorontoDance.com cannot and will not be liable for any loss, damage or other liability arising from your failure to comply with this Section or from any unauthorized access to or use of your account. In the dance event of any dispute between two or more parties as to account ownership, you agree that TorontoDance.com shall be the sole arbiter of such dispute in its sole discretion and that TorontoDance.com’S decision (which may include termination or suspension of any account subject to dispute) shall be final and binding on all parties.
7.1 Site Content.
You agree that all material, including without limitation information, data, software, text, design elements, graphics, images and other content (collectively, “Content”), contained in or delivered via the Services or otherwise made available by TorontoDance.com in connection with the Services (collectively, “Site Content”) is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets or other intellectual property and other proprietary rights and laws. TorontoDance.com may own the Site Content or portions of the Site Content may be made available to TorontoDance.com through arrangements with third parties. Except as expressly authorized by TorontoDance.com in writing or in connection with your use of the intended functionality of the Services, you agree not to sell, license, rent, modify, distribute, copy, reproduce, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, publish, adapt, edit or create derivative works of any Site Content, or post any Site Content on any other web site or in a networked computer environment for any purpose. Reproducing, copying or distributing any Site Content for any other purpose is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of TorontoDance.com. You shall use the Site Content only for purposes that are permitted by this TOS and any applicable laws and regulations (foreign and domestic). Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.
7.2 Your Content.
You acknowledge and agree that if you contribute, provide or make available any Content to the Site (“Your Content”), you hereby grant to TorontoDance.com a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable (through multiple tiers) right and license to use, reproduce, adapt, modify, distribute, translate, publish, create derivative works based on, perform, display and otherwise exploit Your Content, in whole or in part, in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the foregoing license, and that all Your Content (i) does not infringe, violate, misappropriate or otherwise conflict with the rights of any third party, and (ii) complies with all applicable laws and regulations (foreign and domestic). In addition, Your Content must be accurate and truthful. TorontoDance.com reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from the Site at any time if TorontoDance.com believes in its sole discretion that it does not comply with this TOS. In addition, you agree that TorontoDance.com may use your name and logo (whether or not you have made it available through the Site) for the purpose of identifying you as an existing or past customer of TorontoDance.com both on the Site and in marketing and promotional materials.
The Copyright Act of Canada provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under Canadian copyright law. If you believe in good faith that any Content made available in connection with the Services infringes your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the Content be removed, or access to it blocked.
8.1 Certain Restrictions.
Whether you are using the Services as a Buyer or other non-Organizer, you understand that you are liable for all Content, in whatever form, that you provide or otherwise make available to or through the Services, including to Organizers, Buyers and other non-Organizers. You agree not to use the Services to:
upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; harm minors in any way; facilitate gambling, gaming, lotteries, raffles, contests, sweepstakes and/or any other activity featuring the award of a prize other than raffles, contests or sweepstakes conducted in a manner that complies in all respects with TorontoDance.com’s Raffles, Contests and Sweepstakes Guidelines; impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an TorontoDance.com representative or forum leader, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Services; upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements); upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual property or proprietary rights of any person or entity;
upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content related to the sale or provision of goods and services other than the sale or provision of tickets and registrations to dance events listed on the Site and other goods and services being sold or provided in conjunction with such dance events; upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment or to otherwise interact with the Services in a manner not permitted by this TOS or expressly authorized by TorontoDance.com; interfere with or disrupt the Services or servers or networks connected to the Services, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Services;
intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable law or regulation (foreign or domestic), including without limitation laws and regulations (foreign or domestic) regarding the sale or resale of tickets (including without limitation with respect to licensure requirements, maximums or limits on ticket prices, etc.); or stalk or otherwise harass any person or entity.
8.2 Certain Remedial Rights.
Whether you are using the Services as a Buyer or other non-Organizer, you acknowledge that TorontoDance.com does not pre-screen any Content provided or made available by you or any third party in connection with the Services, but that TorontoDance.com and its designees shall have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to (i) monitor, alter, edit, or remove any of your Content, in whole or in part, and/or (ii) rescind and terminate your right to use the Services at any time (with or without notice) for any reason or no reason. You acknowledge and agree that TorontoDance.com may preserve Your Content and may also disclose Your Content for any reason, including without limitation if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce this TOS; (c) respond to claims that any of Your Content violates the rights of third parties; and/or (d) protect the rights, property, or personal safety of TorontoDance.com, its users and/or the public. You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Services, including Your Content, may involve (i) transmissions over various networks; and/or (ii) changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold TorontoDance.com, and its affiliates, and each of its and their respective officers, directors, agents, co-branders, other partners, and employees, harmless from any and all damage (whether direct, indirect, incidental, consequential or otherwise), loss, liability, cost and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ and accounting fees) resulting from any claim, demand, suit, proceeding (whether before an arbitrator, court, mediator or otherwise), or investigation made by any third party (each a “Claim”) due to or arising out of: your Content; the dance events listed on the Service; your use of, contribution to or connection with the Service; your violation of this TOS; and/or your violation of any rights of another. TorontoDance.com shall provide notice to you of any such Claim, provided that the failure or delay by TorontoDance.com in providing such notice shall not limit your obligations hereunder. TorontoDance.com reserves the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter which is subject to indemnification under this Section, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with all reasonable requests in assisting TorontoDance.com’s defense of such matter.
10. SERVICE MODIFICATIONS/SUSPENSIONS.
TorontoDance.com reserves the right at any time to, and from time to time may, modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Services (or any part thereof) for any reason or no reason with or without notice. You agree that TorontoDance.com shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Services.
TorontoDance.com, in its sole discretion, may terminate your password, accounts (or any part thereof) and/or your right to use the Services, and remove and discard any and all of Your Content within the Services, at any time for any reason or no reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use, failure to timely pay any fees or other monies due TorontoDance.com, or if TorontoDance.com believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of this TOS. You agree that any termination of your right to use the Services may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that TorontoDance.com may immediately deactivate or delete your account and all related Content and files related to your account and/or bar any further access to such files or the Services. Further, you agree that TorontoDance.com shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your right to use or otherwise access the Services. All provisions of this TOS that by their nature should survive termination of your right to use the Services shall survive (including, without limitation, all limitations on liability, releases, indemnification obligations, disclaimers of warranties, and intellectual property protections and licenses).
The Services may provide, or third parties may provide, links to other Internet websites or resources. Because TorontoDance.com has no control over such websites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that TorontoDance.com is not responsible for the availability of such websites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, services or other materials on or available from such websites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that TorontoDance.com shall not be responsible or liable for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with any use of or reliance on any such Content, advertising, products, services or other materials available on or through any such website or resource.
13. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. TorontoDance.com 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. TorontoDance.com MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT: (I) THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (II) THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (III) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICES WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (IV) THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU, OR DANCE EVENTS ATTENDED, THROUGH THE SERVICES, OR THE SERVICES THEMSELVES (OR ANY PART THEREOF), WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, OR (V) ANY ERRORS IN THE SERVICES WILL BE CORRECTED. TorontoDance.com IS NOT RESPONSIBLE AND SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR THE CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES, ACTIONS OR INACTIONS OF ANY USER, BUYER OR OTHER NON-ORGANIZER, ORGANIZER OR THIRD PARTY BEFORE, DURING AND/OR AFTER AN dance event; AND TorontoDance.com WILL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY WARRANTY DISCLAIMED IN (I) THROUGH (V) ABOVE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT TorontoDance.com HAS NO CONTROL OVER AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE QUALITY, SAFETY OR LEGALITY OF DANCE EVENTS ADVERTISED, THE TRUTH OR ACCURACY OF ANY USERS’ (INCLUDING BUYERS’, OTHER NON-ORGANIZERS’ AND ORGANIZERS’) CONTENT OR LISTINGS, OR THE ABILITY OF ANY USER (INCLUDING BUYERS, OTHER NON-ORGANIZERS AND ORGANIZERS) TO PERFORM, OR ACTUALLY COMPLETE A TRANSACTION. THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMERS SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users, Buyers, other non-Organizers, Organizers and/or third parties in connection with the Site or any Services to TorontoDance.com. TorontoDance.com, in its sole discretion, may investigate the claim and take necessary action.
14. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY.
TorontoDance.com SHALL NOT BE LIABLE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES OR UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, WHETHER IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, OR ANY OTHER SUBJECT MATTER OF THIS TOS, FOR: (I) ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF TorontoDance.com HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), (II) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, (III) AMOUNTS IN EXCESS OF US$100.00 IN THE AGGREGATE FOR ALL CLAIMS WITH RESPECT TO THE SERVICES, OR (IV) ANY MATTERS BEYOND TorontoDance.com’S REASONABLE CONTROL. TorontoDance.com SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY OF YOUR CONTENT OR ANY CONTENT OF ANY OTHER USER OF THE SERVICES. IN ADDITION, TorontoDance.com IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH, AND HAS NO AGENCY OR EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH, ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE SERVICES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY FPM SERVICE), AND TorontoDance.com HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY ARISING FROM, THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ANY SUCH THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDER. THE FOREGOING LIMITATIONS SHALL NOT APPLY TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
IN CONSIDERATION OF BEING PERMITTED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SERVICES, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO RELEASE TorontoDance.com, AND ITS AFFILIATES, AND EACH OF ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, CO-BRANDERS, OTHER 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 ORGANIZERS, BUYERS, AND OTHER NON-ORGANIZERS) IN CONNECTION WITH THE SERVICES, YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SERVICES, OR ANY DANCE EVENTS LISTED THEREON.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE FOREGOING RELEASE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE ANY APPLICABLE LAW OR STATUTE, WHICH SAYS, IN SUBSTANCE:
“A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR 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 DEBTOR.”
Notices to you may be made via either email or regular mail to the address in TorontoDance.com’s records. The Services may also provide notices of changes to this TOS or other matters by displaying notices or links to notices to you generally on the Services. Any notice from you to us shall be sent in writing to our mailing address at TorontoDance.com, 482 Huron Street, Suite 2D, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 2R3. Attn: Legal Counsel.
17. TRADEMARK INFORMATION.
The trademarks, service marks, and logos of TorontoDance.com (the “TorontoDance.com Trademarks”) used and displayed in connection with the Services are registered and unregistered trademarks or service marks of TorontoDance.com. 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 TorontoDance.com 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 TorontoDance.com specific for each such use. The Trademarks may not be used to disparage TorontoDance.com, any third party or TorontoDance.com’s or third party’s products or services, or in any manner (in TorontoDance.com’s sole judgment) 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 TorontoDance.com approves the establishment of such a link by prior written consent specific for each such link. All goodwill generated from the use of any TorontoDance.com Trademark shall inure to TorontoDance.com’s benefit.
19.1 Entire Agreement.
This TOS constitutes the entire agreement between you and TorontoDance.com and governs your use of the Services as a Buyer or other non-Organizer, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements, proposals, discussions or communications between you and TorontoDance.com on the subject matter hereof. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third party Content, third party software or the Services in a manner other than as governed by this TOS.
19.2 Choice of Law.
This TOS and the provision of the Services to you are governed by the laws of the province of Ontario, as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within Ontario by Ontario residents.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this TOS or the provision of the Services shall be exclusively settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Service, Inc. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Toronto, Ontario and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. Subject to the foregoing arbitration provision, you and TorontoDance.com agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the city and county of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Either you or TorontoDance.com may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Toronto, Ontario, necessary to protect the rights or property of you or TorontoDance.com (or its agents, suppliers, and subcontractors) pending the completion of arbitration.
19.4 Waiver; Invalid Provisions.
The failure or delay of TorontoDance.com to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this TOS 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 this TOS 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 this TOS shall remain in full force and effect.
19.5 Time to File Claim.
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Services or this TOS must be filed within two (2) years after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
The section titles in this TOS are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Please report any violations of this TOS by email to [email protected]