TICKETSOCKET USER AGREEMENT – UNITED STATES ONLY
This User Agreement (this “Agreement“) is made between TicketSocket, Inc., a Delaware corporation, having an address at 2901 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach, CA 92663 (referred to herein as “TicketSocket” or “We”) and the entity identified on the Registration Page to which this Agreement was linked (“User”) (each a “Party”, collectively, the “Parties”). This Agreement, including all documents referred to and with links to other pages as set forth herein, is effective as of the date of acceptance of this Agreement by the User and confirmation of satisfactory completion of the Registration Page and acceptance by TicketSocket (the “Effective Date”).
WHEREAS, TicketSocket is in the business of providing ecommerce solutions to entities providing tickets, transaction processing, reservations, registration, memberships, vouchers, admissions, merchandise, purchase and/or confirmations (collectively, “Ticketing Transactions” as further defined below) that allow Ticket purchasers or holders to attend, have access to, or participate in, events, venues and other transactions or activities (each, an “Event“) organized by User or held under its auspices; and
WHEREAS, User is itself an Event Organizer authorized to operate Events within the United States; and
WHEREAS, User desires to utilize TicketSocket’s Ticketing Transaction solutions to provide Patrons with access to tickets for Events, and is authorized to do so;
NOW THEREFORE, the Parties agree as follows:
1. Definitions. The following definitions (and additional definitions provided in the recitals and in the text below) will apply to this Agreement:
1.1. “Affiliate” of a Party means (i) any entity that such Party controls, (ii) any entity that controls such Party, or (iii) any entity under common control with such Party. For the purpose of this definition, “control” as used herein includes direct, indirect or joint ownership and/or control, including any subsidiary, holding company or operating division of the Party from time to time.
1.2. “Applicable Laws” means all applicable national, state, provincial, municipal, and local laws, and any other laws, rules, regulations, and (in whatever form) codes of practice, together with any guidelines or other requirements of regulatory authorities as may be in effect from time to time.
1.3. “CCPA” means the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, California Civil Code 1798.100 et seq.
1.4. “Confidential Information” means non-public technical or business information, data or know-how (including, without limitation, business records and plans, trade secrets, technical data, product ideas, contracts, financial information, pricing structure, discounts, computer programs and listings, source code and/or object code, copyrights and intellectual property, inventions, sales leads, strategic alliances, partners, and customer and client lists) of a Party and/or its Affiliates (the “Discloser”), which is disclosed to the other Party (the “Recipient”) in written or tangible form in connection with this Agreement. Oral disclosure will also be deemed Confidential Information if it would reasonably be considered to be of a confidential nature or if it is communicated at the time of disclosure to be confidential. For the avoidance of doubt, the Software and Documentation utilized under this Agreement are the Confidential Information of TicketSocket. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Confidential Information does not include information which is: (i) already in the possession of the Recipient and not subject to a confidentiality obligation to the Discloser; (ii) independently developed by the Recipient; (iii) publicly disclosed or available through no fault of the Recipient; (iv) rightfully received by the Recipient from a third party that is not under any obligation to keep such information confidential; or (v) approved for release by written agreement with the Discloser.
1.5. “Data Protection Laws” means all applicable state, federal and national laws in connection with the privacy and security of Personally Identifying Information (“PII”) and Personal Data governing the use, collection, processing, transfer, and/or sale of PII or Personal Data for business purposes, including without limitation, the CCPA.
1.6. “Documentation” means the manuals, specifications, and other written and electronic materials describing the functionality, features, and operating characteristics, maintenance, operation, and use of the System or Services, as provided or made available by TicketSocket.
1.7. “FTCA” means the Federal Trade Commission Act, 15 USC §45, Section 5(a).
1.8. “GDPR” means the European Union General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
1.9. “Intellectual Property” means any proprietary rights, title and interest in patents, patent applications, extensions, supplementary protection certificates, design rights, data rights, copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, know-how, business processes, technology and all other intellectual property rights, derivatives thereof, and any forms of protection of a similar nature anywhere in the world. The term “Intellectual Property” may also be used herein to refer to the embodiments (e.g., computer software or data) that are covered by the foregoing Intellectual Property rights.
1.10. “Marks” means any trademarks, registered mark, logos, slogans, stylization or graphic elements owned by a Party, in English and in any translation or transliteration which may be used by that Party.
1.11. “Patron” means any person purchasing from or holding a ticket from a User or registering with a User for the purpose of a Ticketing Transaction, or whose Personal Data and/or PII is in any way collected, Processed, transferred, and/or sold by or for the User or TicketSocket through the use of the System for business purposes. For purposes of this Agreement, a “Patron” is: i) a “Consumer” as that term is defined in the CCPA, and ii) a “Data Subject” as that term is defined in the GDPR.
1.12. “Services” means, all services associated with the Software or otherwise provided or made available to User by TicketSocket, including but not limited to any support services and/or professional services.
1.13. “Software” means the Software as a Service (“SaaS“) Platform known as “TicketSocket,” including all related cloud-based or local extensions, modules or tools thereto, software applications, associated functionality, content (excluding User’s content), concepts, features, graphical user interfaces, and documentation related thereto, as well as all updates and customizations to any of the foregoing.
1.14. “System” means the TicketSocket ticketing system as hosted by TicketSocket and implemented in the Software.
1.15. “Ticketing Transactions” means the sale of tickets, reservation of tickets, registrations of tickets to third parties by the User or any Race Director, or registration by a Patron relating to an Event.
1.16. The terms, “Controller”, “Data Subject”, “Personal Data”, “PII”, “Processing”, “Business”, and “Service Provider” shall have the meanings assigned in the CCPA, GDPR, or other applicable Data Protection Laws, and cognate terms shall be construed accordingly.
2. License Grant. Subject to the terms of this Agreement, TicketSocket grants to User, and User accepts from TicketSocket, a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable and revocable license to use the System as a white label platform under User’s brand, in order to engage in Ticketing Transactions under the pricing terms specified on the Registration Page. This grant of license is subject to the payment of the Fees (as defined below),and is valid only during the Term (as defined below).
3. Restrictions. Except as expressly permitted under this Agreement or under written authorization by TicketSocket, User may not:
3.1. Make or distribute copies of the Software;
3.2. Decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the Software to a human perceivable form, except strictly to the minimum extent permitted by law;
3.3. Attempt to remove any copyright notices or other reference to TicketSocket’s ownership of the Software appearing on the Software or any materials and Documentation provided therewith;
3.4. Rent, lease, sublicense or resell the Software;
3.5. Modify or create derivative works based upon the Software or any part thereof;
3.6. Permit any third party to use the System/Software, or use the System/Software for purposes of processing the data of any third party; or
3.7. Use the System/Software to violate (intentionally or unintentionally) any Applicable Laws or regulation, including, but not limited to, U.S. export laws.
4. TicketSocket Services. TicketSocket shall perform the following services under this Agreement (the “Services”):
4.1. Provide User with access to, and permit User’s use of the System as customized and white-labeled for User by TicketSocket;
4.2. Provide processing for on-line Ticketing Transactions (e.g., Patron ticket purchases) with respect to User Event(s), and integrate its services with those of the User’s credit card processor such that User may receive funds pertaining to such Event(s), but TicketSocket will not be a party to any Ticketing Transaction;
4.3. Provide information required to account to User for TicketSocket fees and charges for each Ticketing Transaction; and
4.4. Provide any other deliverables, if any, as may be described on the Registration Page.
4.5. The TicketSocket Service Level Agreement (the “SLA”) provided at TicketSocket SLA is hereby incorporated into this Agreement as though fully set forth herein. TicketSocket reserves the right to modify the SLA upon notice to User.
5. Fees and Payment.
5.1. User shall pay the fees and charges as specified in the Registration Form (the “Fees”) for the license grant of Section 2 and for TicketSocket’s Services specified in Section 4. User shall pay all Fees in U.S. dollars.
5.2. Unless otherwise agreed in writing, TicketSocket will integrate the System with User’s preferred payment processor and User’s website. User will be the merchant of record for all Patron transactions. User shall authorize payment of all Fees either directly from the payment processor, or by ACH from User’s bank account, credit card or other payment method as may be designated on the Registration Form (“Payment Method”).
5.3. If and to the extent the Payment Method does not allow for direct payment of Fees to TicketSocket, TicketSocket will bill User semi-monthly, and provide an itemized invoice detailing all Fees charged. User shall pay each undisputed invoice submitted by TicketSocket within thirty (30) days of the date of the invoice.
5.4. Fees do not include any applicable federal, state or local taxes and any such taxes or governmental charges, including sales or use taxes (but exclusive of income or corporate franchise taxes) (“Taxes”). It is User’s responsibility to know if any Applicable Laws apply to User’s sales and to adjust the Ticketing Transaction prices accordingly to account for Taxes which may be due. All such Taxes shall be paid by User. User is solely responsible for the submission and payment of any applicable Taxes pertaining to the Ticketing Transactions.
5.5. User represents and warrants that it is authorized and responsible for paying TicketSocket all Fees and any applicable Taxes via the Payment Method, and hereby expressly authorizes TicketSocket to charge User’s Payment Method for all invoiced amounts. User represents and warrants that all User contact information (including User’s email address, mailing address, and phone number), and Payment Method information provided to TicketSocket for its file are accurate and current. If TicketSocket is unable to charge the Payment Method on file or otherwise collect Fee payments from User, within ten (10) calendar days after providing notice to User of such inability to collect payment, TicketSocket reserves all its rights, and may pursue any means of relief available to TicketSocket including immediately suspending User’s access to the System and/or terminating this Agreement for cause pursuant to Section 6.2, below.
5.6. If User disputes any invoiced Fees, User shall so notify TicketSocket in a writing identifying the reason and details of such dispute within thirty (30) calendar days after the date of the invoice, and the Parties shall negotiate in good faith to determine if any payment adjustment is appropriate. Any undisputed amount remaining unpaid for more than thirty (30) calendar days from the invoice date shall accrue interest at the rate of the lower of one (1.0%) percent per month or the highest rate permitted by law.
5.7. In its capacity as a backend service provider, TicketSocket is not responsible for the nature or quality of any Event, nor is TicketSocket responsible for any costs associated with the cancellation, rescheduling or modification of any Event. It is strictly User’s responsibility to issue any and all refunds, chargebacks or other credits to Patrons, vendors or the venue for User’s Event. User acknowledges and agrees that it is solely responsible for all communications with Patrons and information provided relating any User Event and all Ticketing Transactions, including in relation to prices and cancellation policies, and that User shall be solely responsible for the completeness and accuracy of all such communications and information. Except as expressly set forth herein, User acknowledges and agrees that as between TicketSocket and User, User shall bear all costs and liabilities for User’s Event(s).
6. Term and Termination.
6.1. Term. This Agreement shall continue in force for an initial term commencing on the Effective Date and terminating as set forth on the Registration Page (“Initial Term”), and upon the expiration of this Initial Term, this Agreement shall be automatically renewed for successive one (1) year terms (each a “Renewal Term”), unless terminated by either Party upon at least thirty (30) days’ written notice prior to the expiration of the Initial Term or any Renewal Term. The Initial Term plus all Renewal Terms shall collectively be referred to as the “Term” of this Agreement.
6.2. Termination for Cause. Either Party will have the right to terminate this Agreement for cause at any time if the other Party is in material breach which such Party fails to cure within fourteen (14) days after receiving non-breaching Party’s notice of the breach and intention to terminate. User’s failure to pay any License Fees or Services Fees when due shall be a material breach of this Agreement. Any such termination pursuant to this Section 6.2 will become effective automatically upon expiration of the cure period identified in any notice of termination in the absence of a cure.
6.3. Effect of Termination. All rights in the System and Software granted to User hereunder shall cease upon any termination effective date (as opposed to notice date) or expiration of this Agreement, and all outstanding Fees shall be due and payable within thirty (30) after such termination. Upon such termination effective date or expiration, User shall immediately cease any use of the System. Within thirty (30) days after any such termination effective date, each Recipient shall return or destroy all copies of the Discloser’s Confidential Information in Recipient’s possession or control; and certify to the Discloser in writing that it no longer retains any copies of such Confidential Information. Patron data shall be delivered to User in then-standard electronic format on payment of all outstanding amounts due to TicketSocket, subject at all times to Section 12.8. If User terminates this Agreement after User has submitted Event(s) to the System, such User’s Event(s) shall be cancelled on the System.
7.1. Confidential Information. Each Recipient understands and acknowledges that the Confidential Information of the Discloser has been developed or obtained by such Discloser by the investment of significant time, effort and expense, and that the Confidential Information is a valuable, special and unique asset of the Discloser that provides the Discloser with a significant competitive advantage and needs to be protected from improper disclosure. In consideration for the receipt by Recipient of any Confidential Information, Recipient agrees as follows:
7.1.1. No Disclosure. The Recipient will hold the Confidential Information in confidence and will not disclose the Confidential Information to any person or entity without the prior written consent of Discloser. The Recipient shall protect the Confidential Information of the Discloser with at least the same degree of care as Recipient uses to protect its own Confidential Information of a similar nature, but in no case with less than a reasonable standard of care.
7.1.2. No Copying/Modifying. Recipient will not copy or modify any Confidential Information without the prior written consent of Discloser.
7.1.3. Unauthorized Use. Recipient shall promptly advise Discloser if Recipient becomes aware of any unauthorized disclosure or use of the Discloser’s Confidential Information.
7.1.4. Employees and Consultants. Recipient shall not disclose any Confidential Information to any employees or consultants of Recipient, except those employees or consultants that are required to have access to the Confidential Information in order to perform their job duties in connection with the limited purposes of this Agreement. Each permitted employee or consultant to whom Confidential Information is disclosed shall sign a non-disclosure agreement with non-disclosure restrictions at least as stringent as those of this Agreement at the request of Discloser.
7.2. Authorized Disclosure. A disclosure by Recipient of any of Discloser’s Confidential Information (1) in response to a valid order by a court or other governmental body; (2) as otherwise required by law; or (3) necessary to establish the rights of either Party under this Agreement shall not be considered to be a breach of this Agreement by the Recipient; provided, however, that Recipient (where permitted under Applicable Laws) provides prompt prior written notice thereof to the Discloser to enable Discloser to seek a protective order or otherwise prevent the disclosure (where permitted under Applicable Laws). Further, the Recipient shall disclose only the minimum amount of the Confidential Information that it is legally required to furnish and, where appropriate, will exercise its best efforts to obtain written assurances that confidential treatment will be accorded to such Confidential Information.
7.3. Equitable Relief. In the case of a breach of the confidentiality provisions of this section, the Parties hereby agree that their respective remedies at law are inadequate, and consent to equitable enforcement of their obligations under said sections, by a court of appropriate equity jurisdiction hereunder.
8. Proprietary Rights.
8.1. The System, Software and all Documentation expressly remain the Intellectual Property of TicketSocket, and TicketSocket retains all right, title and interest in and to the same and all copies thereof. Any and all TicketSocket Marks used in connection with the licenses granted hereunder are and remain the exclusive property of TicketSocket. TicketSocket expressly reserves all rights in the System, Software, Documentation and TicketSocket Marks or otherwise, not specifically granted in this Agreement.
8.2. During the Term, TicketSocket may use User’s Marks and any quotes attributable to User’s personnel in TicketSocket’s promotional materials regarding the System subject, in each instance, to User’s approval, not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed. The aforementioned limited, revocable license shall terminate upon expiration of this Agreement or termination effective date.
9. Representations and Warranties.
9.1. User represents and warrants the following: (i) User is a duly authorized producer, promoter, presenter, provider, manager, reseller or representative of the Event(s), and takes all custody and responsibility with respect to the accuracy and legitimacy of the Event(s), Ticketing Transactions and related information; (ii) User has the authority and right to offer, sell and honor the Ticketing Transactions for Event(s) on the System; (iii) the Event(s) and any other materials or content provided by User to the System is/are not pornographic, defamatory, racist, grossly offensive, harassing, malicious, or otherwise objectionable, and do not infringe or violate the rights of any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Intellectual Property rights, and rights of privacy and/or publicity, whether by statute or common law; (iv) User has obtained any and all necessary approvals, permits and licenses, including but not limited to from your company, a government entity, parent corporation, or franchisor, before providing Patrons with access to tickets; (v) the Event(s) and Ticketing Transactions and all use by the User of the System, including interactions with Patrons (such as cancellation policies and through any collection of PII or any Personal Data) are made in full compliance with and do not and will not violate any Applicable Laws; (vi) User will at all times comply with and honor Ticketing Transactions; (vii) information (including PII or any Personal Data) on the System related to User’s use of the System (which shall include where User, Patrons or third parties upload information in relation to an Event or Ticketing Transaction related to User) or otherwise provided to TicketSocket shall be complete and accurate.
9.2. TicketSocket represents and warrants the following: (i) TicketSocket is owner of the System, Software, Documentation and all TicketSocket Marks; (ii) TicketSocket has the authority and right to license, provide and grant User the rights and access to, and permit User’s use of, the System, Software and Documentation as contemplated under this Agreement; (iii) the System, Software and Documentation may be used for their intended purpose as contemplated and provided in this Agreement; and (iv) to the knowledge of TicketSocket, the System, Software, Documentation and all TicketSocket Marks do not infringe or violate the rights of any person or entity, including, but not limited to, Intellectual Property rights, and rights of privacy and/or publicity, under Applicable Laws.
9.3. SUBJECT TO THE SLA, THE SYSTEM, SERVICES AND DOCUMENTATION ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”, AND TICKETSOCKET MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TICKETSOCKET EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, CYBER-SECURITY (except to the extent required by Applicable Law) AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
9.4. Except as expressly provided in the SLA, TicketSocket makes no representation or warranty that the System will: (i) be uninterrupted, timely, secure, complete, accurate or free from defects, or (ii) operate in conjunction with hardware, operating systems, environments or software not specified or approved by TicketSocket, or that are incompatible with the current release or update of the System. User acknowledges that TicketSocket does not commit to supporting or specifying any particular browsing or operating platform, and that TicketSocket has the right at any time to revise and modify its web pages, release subsequent versions thereof, and/or alter features, specifications, capabilities, functions, and other characteristics of the System, all without notice to User. User shall be solely responsible for its use of the System (which shall include where User, Patrons or third parties use the System in relation to an Event or Ticketing Transaction related to User) and User acknowledges and agrees that TicketSocket shall not be liable to User in respect of any errors or non-compliance with Applicable Laws in this regard.
9.5. No oral or written information or advice given by TicketSocket, its dealers, agents or employees shall create a warranty of any kind.
9.6. NOTWITHSTANDING THE GOVERNING LAW CHOSEN BY THE PARTIES PURSUANT TO SECTION 16.1, IF THE LAWS OF ANY JURISDICTION DISALLOWS THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY WARRANTY HEREUNDER, THEN TO THE EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SUCH MINIMUM WARRANTIES AS IMPLIED BY SUCH APPLICABLE LAWS SHALL APPLY AND BE LIMITED IN DURATION TO NINETY (90) DAYS FROM THE EFFECTIVE DATE.
10. Limitation of Liability. NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE OTHER PARTY OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY LOSS OF BUSINESS, PROFITS OR GOODWILL, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF DATA, INTERRUPTION OF BUSINESS, OR FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM USER’S OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SYSTEM, AND NEITHER PARTY SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY THIRD PARTY HARDWARE, SOFTWARE, AND/OR SERVICES, HOWEVER CAUSED, UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE PARTY WITH THE ALLEGED LIABILITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH LOSS OR DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, TICKETSOCKET’S LIABILITY TO USER SHALL NOT, FOR ANY REASON, EXCEED THE AGGREGATED FEES COLLECTED BY TICKETSOCKET FROM USER OVER THE SIX (6) MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO THE ALLEGED LIABILITY. NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, THE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO A PARTY’S OBLIGATIONS OF INDEMNIFICATION, OR CLAIMS OF A BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY, GROSS NEGLIGENCE, FRAUD OR WILLFUL MISCONDUCT.
11.2. TicketSocket shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless User and its officers, directors, owners, agents, and employees (the “User Indemnified Parties”) from any and all Claims that may result or arise from TicketSocket’sbreach of any of the representations, warranties, obligations, terms, or conditions of this Agreement applicable to or made by TicketSocket.
11.3. As the Parties intend complete indemnification, all costs and expenses of enforcing this provision also shall be reimbursed to the TS Indemnified Party or the User Indemnified Parties, respectively. When seeking indemnification, such Indemnified Party shall: 1) promptly notify the indemnifying Party in writing of the claim, suit, or proceeding for which indemnification is sought, 2) upon indemnifying Party’s request, permit the indemnifying Party to control the defense and settlement negotiations of the claim, suit or proceeding, 3) cooperate with the indemnifying Party as reasonably requested to assist in the defense and/or settlement of the claim, suit or proceeding, and 4) have the right to provide for its own separate defense at its own expense.
12. Patron Data; Security and Privacy.
12.1. The Parties acknowledge as defined by the GDPR and similar Data Protection Laws (if applicable), User is the Controller with respect to all Patron Personal Data it collects in using the System under this Agreement, and that TicketSocket is the Processor. Notwithstanding the use of standard GDPR definitions in this Agreement, the User confirms that the System shall not be used to offer goods or services to individuals within the European Economic Area and/or the United Kingdom or Switzerland (whether or not specific nations are part of the European Economic Area) (collectively, “European Data Subjects”) in a manner which falls under the scope of the GDPR (or under any similar or replacement laws in place in the United Kingdom at any time). Should User intend to market the Event to any European Data Subjects or other Data Subjects in any jurisdiction which has adopted a Data Protection Law similar to GDPR, or take any action to mean that User falls within the scope of the GDPR (or under any similar or replacement laws in any jurisdiction), it shall provide TicketSocket with not less than thirty (30) days in advance and the parties shall enter into such further terms and conditions as may be required, or take such further steps as are required, to make any transfer of Personal Data in such circumstances legally compliant. Nothing in this Section 12.1 shall limit the obligations of the User under Section 12.3, and the indemnification provisions of Section 11.1 are made expressly applicable to this Section 12.1.
12.2. The Parties acknowledge that under the CCPA (if and to the extent applicable), User is a Business with respect to Patron Personal Data it collects in using the System under this Agreement, and that TicketSocket is a Service Provider. The provisions of the TicketSocket CCPA Addendum (“CCPA Addendum”) at TicketSocket CCPA apply to this Agreement, and are incorporated herein in full. TicketSocket reserves the right to amend the CCPA Addendum upon reasonable notice to User.
12.3. User and TicketSocket acknowledge and agree that each Party is responsible for its compliance with applicable Data Protection Laws.
12.3.1. User represents and warrants that User is in compliance with the relevant provisions of applicable Data Protection Laws, including but not limited to the laws (where applicable due to jurisdiction location of User, Processor and/or the Patron), and TicketSocket to the extent it has given TicketSocket access to any such data: i) requiring that User as Controller provide all required notices, and obtain all required opt-in consents from each individual with respect to such individual’s Personal Data (unless the forgoing notices and consent obligations are a contracted duty or software function of TicketSocket), and ii) pertaining to any processing instructions that User gives to TicketSocket.
12.3.2. User represents and warrants that: i) its agreements with Patrons (including but not limited to User’s Privacy Notice, Terms of Service and Ticketing Transactions and any cancellation policies (collectively the “ToS”) are compliant with all Applicable Laws (including but not limited to the Data Protection Laws and consumer protection laws), and ii) User’s Privacy Notice (posted on its website) accurately reflects User’s usage of Patron Personal Data, provides all required notices under the Data Protection Laws, and includes provisions stating that Patron Personal Data may be aggregated, anonymized and used by User and TicketSocket for business purposes, as well as for the purposes described in Section 12.4 and 12.5.
12.3.3. User also warrants and represents that its contracts for services which are facilitated by the use of the System and/or Software do not include TicketSocket as a party, and that TicketSocket shall have no obligations or liabilities in relation to such contracts or User’s access to or use of data generated through use of the System by User or its Patrons.
12.3.4. User is and shall remain solely responsible for ensuring that any documents it uses meet its commercial and other requirements, for the compliance of such documents with all Applicable Laws, including without limitation the Data Protection Laws, for compliance with consumer protection laws, for ensuring that such documents and all information that User presents to its customers and Patrons are presented in the appropriate language(s), and otherwise as may be required pursuant to any Applicable Laws.
12.4. Only during such time and to the extent necessary to fulfill the below purposes, User agrees that TicketSocket may store and/or Process Patron Personal Data through the System under any Ticketing Transaction in order to provide, maintain, protect, improve or redevelop the System, and/or to protect TicketSocket, User, and Patrons. TicketSocket shall Process, store and protect such Patron Personal Data in compliance with TicketSocket’spublished security and privacy policies, and Applicable Laws (including but not limited to Data Protection Laws). TicketSocket will not use any Patron Personal Data to directly or indirectly solicit or contact any Patron (either individually or in the aggregate) unless such contact is necessary to resolve issues or disputes regarding Ticketing Transactions on behalf of the User, or unless otherwise expressly authorized by User or the relevant Patron. TicketSocket will not sell, disclose, modify, transfer or rent any Patron Personal Data to any third party except as directed by User.
12.5. “De-Identified Data” shall mean any Patron Personal Data from which personal identification characteristics have been removed (which means it cannot be defined as Personal Data under Data Protection Laws), that may then be combined with other data for non-personal trends analysis. TicketSocket may Process Patron Personal Data to generate De-Identified Data. User hereby grants TicketSocket a limited, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive, royalty-free, sublicensable and transferable license to copy, modify, distribute, sell, make available and otherwise use De-Identified Data for TicketSocket’s business purposes, including without limitation, improvements of the System. Upon written notice, User may require TicketSocket to: (i) verify that the data are de-identified (in compliance with CCPA and GDPR, if applicable) prior to the foregoing license becoming effective; and (ii) confirm in writing to User that the de-identification process does not allow Patrons to be re-identified.
12.6. TicketSocket will use industry standard systems and procedures to ensure the security and privacy of Patron data; protect against anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of Patron Data in the System; and to protect against unauthorized access to or use of Patron Personal Data. TicketSocket does not store any credit card or similar information within the System.
12.7. TicketSocket will provide User with an account ID and password that allows User to add, modify, or update Event and other User data on the System. User agrees to be solely responsible for the confidentiality of User’s ID and password. To the extent of User’s knowledge, User agrees to notify TicketSocket immediately of any unauthorized use of User’s password, ID, or any other breach of security discovered by User.
12.8. Where the Business is subject to the CCPA, the Parties hereby agree to adhere to the additional terms of the CCPA Addendum.
13. Ticketing Confirmation. User agrees to accept, honor, and fulfill all ticketing commitments and other Ticketing Transactions that have been confirmed by the System. The System may provide a unique Patron number and Ticketing Transaction confirmation number by which User may identify each Patron and/or Ticketing Transaction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, User is solely responsible for verifying each Patron number, name, address, membership status, and/or confirmation number at or prior to any Event. User will provide TicketSocket with advance notice and language of any confirmation requirements or restrictions that User may request that TicketSocket should implement within the System, Ticketing Transactions or confirmations.
14. System Availability. User understands and agrees that the System may, at times, be inaccessible or inoperable for any reason, including, but not limited to: (i) equipment or communications malfunctions; (ii) periodic maintenance, repairs, or administrative reviews that TicketSocket may undertake from time-to-time; or (iii) causes beyond TicketSocket’s control and/or that are not reasonably foreseeable by TicketSocket.
15. Technical Support. TicketSocket will provide an e-mail form to User by which User can obtain technical assistance in dealing with any difficulties which may arise in connection with User’s use of the System. Except as set forth in the SLA, TicketSocket will attempt to provide such support in a timely manner, but makes no guarantees that it will respond to User’s inquiries within a particular time period.
16.1. Governing Law; Exclusive Jurisdiction. This Agreement, and all the rights and duties of the Parties arising from or relating in any way to the subject matter of this Agreement or the transaction(s) contemplated by it, shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the law of the State of California in the United States (excluding any conflict of laws provisions of the State of California that would refer to and apply the substantive laws of another jurisdiction). To the degree that any litigation should arise not covered by the AAA arbitration contemplated in the subsequent paragraph, any suit or proceeding relating to this Agreement shall be brought in the state or federal courts of California. Each of the Parties consents to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the courts located in Los Angeles, California and waives any right to object on the basis of inconvenient forum.
16.2. Dispute Resolution. The Parties agree to attempt in good faith to resolve any controversy, claim, or dispute of any nature whatever arising out of, or relating to, this Agreement, or the breach, termination, enforceability, or validity of this Agreement (a “Dispute”) promptly by negotiation between executives or managers who have authority to settle the Dispute. If the foregoing informal resolution does not resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days, the Parties hereto agree to submit the dispute to binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) then in effect. Any such arbitration shall proceed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, but the venue of any such arbitration shall be held in New York City, New York, in the English language. Within ten (10) calendar days after the arbitration demand is served upon a Party, the Parties must jointly select an arbitrator with at least ten (10) years’ experience in that capacity, which must include substantial experience with disputes involving software and related services. If the Parties do not agree on an arbitrator within ten (10) calendar days, a Party may petition the AAA in order to appoint an arbitrator. The decision of the arbitrator shall be final and binding and no Party shall have rights of appeal. Each Party shall bear its own costs and fees in connection with the arbitration, however, the arbitrator shall have the power to order one Party to contribute to the reasonable costs and expenses of the other Party, or to pay all or any portion of the costs of the arbitration. This provision shall not limit either Party’s right to petition for interim judicial relief, such as an injunction, specific performance or similar relief.
16.3. Independent Contractors. The Parties and their respective personnel are and shall be independent contractors and neither Party by virtue of this Agreement shall have any right, power or authority to act or create any obligation, express or implied, on behalf of the other Party.
16.4. Notices. All notices, requests, consents, approvals, or authorizations in connection with this Agreement must be given in writing, and will be deemed given as of (i) the day they are delivered on paper by an internationally recognized express delivery service, (ii) the day they are delivered by fax transmission or e-mail, if the Parties regularly communicate with one another by such means and the sending Party receives reasonable assurances that the communication has been received by the other Party. Any notice given in connection with this Agreement shall be delivered to the addresses set forth in the preamble to this Agreement or to any other address as such Party may designate in writing. Either Party may change the address above by giving notice to the other Party pursuant to this Section.
16.5. Force Majeure. Each Party shall be excused from performing any of its obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, as a result of delays caused by the other Party or a third party or by an act of God, war, riot, civil commotion, explosion, fire, failure of communications infrastructure, government action, court order, epidemic or other circumstance beyond its reasonable control. If any of the above-enumerated circumstances prevent, hinder or delay performance of either Party’s obligations hereunder for more than thirty (30) calendar days following written notice of the circumstance, the Party not prevented from performing shall have the right to terminate this Agreement without liability or penalty as of the date specified by such Party in a written notice of termination to the other Party.
16.6. Binding Nature. Subject to all other provisions herein contained, this Agreement shall be binding on the Parties and their successors and permitted assigns.
16.7. Assignment. Neither Party may assign or otherwise transfer this Agreement, or any part hereof, nor delegate any of its duties hereunder, whether by operation of law or otherwise, to any third party or affiliate without the prior written consent of the other Party; provided, however, that marketing, support and ancillary services hereunder may be provided by affiliates and contractors of TicketSocket with ultimate responsibility to User still residing with TicketSocket.
16.8. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable, such invalidity or unenforceability shall not invalidate or render unenforceable any other part of this Agreement, but the Agreement shall be construed as not containing the particular provision or provisions held to be invalid or unenforceable.
16.9. Waiver. No delay or omission by either Party hereto to exercise any right occurring upon any noncompliance or default by the other Party with respect to any of the terms of this Agreement shall impair any such right or power or be construed to be a waiver thereof. A waiver by either of the Parties hereto of any of the covenants, conditions or agreements to be performed by the other shall not be construed to be a waiver of any succeeding breach thereof or of any covenant, condition or agreement herein contained.
16.10. No Construction Against Drafter. The Parties agree that any principle of construction or rule of law that provides that an agreement shall be construed against the drafter of the agreement in the event of any inconsistency or ambiguity in such agreement shall not apply to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.
16.11. Entire Agreement; Modification. This Agreement sets forth the entire, final and exclusive agreement between the Parties as to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all prior and contemporaneous agreements, understandings, negotiations and discussions, whether oral or written, between the Parties. This Agreement may be modified only pursuant to a writing executed by authorized representatives of the Parties or other method made pursuant to this Agreement (including any modification that may be evidenced though an electronic acceptance process). The Parties expressly disclaim the right to claim the enforceability or effectiveness of: (a) any oral modifications to this Agreement; and (b) any other amendments that are based on course of dealing, waiver, reliance, estoppel or other similar legal theory. The Parties expressly disclaim the right to enforce any rule of law that is contrary to the terms of this Section.
16.12. No Third Party Beneficiaries. Nothing in this Agreement shall create any rights in any third party beneficiaries, and neither Party has any obligation to any third party by virtue of this Agreement.
16.13. Non-Solicitation. During the Term and for a period of twenty four (24) months after any termination or expiration of this Agreement, or for any shorter period which may be mandated by Applicable Law, neither Party shall directly or indirectly, engage in any business activity (whether as an employee, proprietor, officer, director, agent, trustee, or partner) that knowingly: (a) induces or attempts to induce, any third party to modify or terminate such third party’s existing business with the other Party, or (b) interferes with, disrupts or attempts to disrupt any present business relationship, contractual or otherwise, between the other Party and any third party with respect to whom the first Party is aware of the relationship with the other Party. The Parties acknowledge that any breach of these provisions will cause immediate, irreparable and continuing damage to the affected Party for which there is no adequate remedy at law. In the event of any breach or violation or threatened breach or violation of this non-solicitation provision, the affected Party shall be entitled to temporary, preliminary and/or permanent injunctive relief and such other legal and equitable remedies as may be provided by applicable law, without the necessity of posting any bond or other security. During the Term and for a period of twenty four (24) months after any termination or expiration of this Agreement, or for any shorter period which may be mandated by Applicable Law, User shall not directly or indirectly, engage in any business activity (whether as an employee, proprietor, officer, director, agent, trustee, or partner) that knowingly: (a) interferes with a third party’s existing or planned business with TicketSocket, or (b) interferes with, disrupts or attempts to disrupt any employment or contractual relationship between TicketSocket and a third party to the extent that User is aware of such relationship with TicketSocket.
16.14. Non-Competition. Without prejudice to TicketSockets’ Intellectual Property rights that are preserved in full for the duration of such rights, for a period of sixty (60) months after any termination or expiration of this Agreement, User shall not make any attempt to duplicate or emulate the functionality of the System or any of its data, programs, processes (including sequencing of such), services, tools, technologies, systems, trademarks or other Intellectual Property in an effort to compete directly or indirectly with TicketSocket or in an effort to aid any third party in competing directly or indirectly with TicketSocket.
16.15. Headings. The paragraph headings of this Agreement are for convenience and shall be given no legal significance.
16.16. Counterparts. This Agreement may be executed in one (1) or more duplicate originals, all of which together shall be deemed one and the same instrument.
16.17. Survival. Sections 1, 3, 5, 6.4, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 16 shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.