Last updated: July 22, 2019
These Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms of Service (“Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms”) are in addition to the Meetup Terms of Service, and except as explicitly stated, the Meetup Terms of Service apply in full to all organizers (“Sponsorship Program Organizers”) participating in the Sponsorship Program (“Program”). In particular and for the avoidance of doubt, any terms herein are governed by the indemnification, limitation of liability, and dispute resolution terms set forth in Sections 7, 8, and 9 of the Meetup Terms of Service. All capitalized terms not defined herein have the meanings given to them in the Meetup Terms of Service.
1. These Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms
1.1 The Program is a sponsorship program whereby Meetup pairs a sponsor (“Sponsor”) to a Meetup event hosted by a Sponsorship Program Organizer (“Sponsorship Program Events”). The terms “Meetup,” “we,” “us,” and “our” include Meetup, Inc. and our affiliates. We use the terms “you” and “your” to mean any Sponsorship Program Organizer participating in the Program. Your participation in the Program signifies that you agree to these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms. If you are participating in the Program for an organization, you agree to these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms on behalf of that organization, and represent you have authority to bind that organization to the terms contained in these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms. If you do not agree to these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms, do not participate in the Program.
1.2 We may modify these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms from time to time. When we do, we will publish the most current version and revise the date at the top of this page. By continuing to participate in the Program after any changes come into effect, you agree to the revised Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms.
2. Sponsorship Program Organizers’ Responsibilities
2.1 Sponsorship Program Organizers must host their Sponsorship Program Event on the date and at the time and place listed in their Sponsorship Program Event listing. Sponsorship Program Organizers may not change the date, time, or place of their Sponsorship Program Event without prior consent from Meetup.
2.2 Sponsorship Program Organizers are solely responsible for their Sponsorship Program Events and for complying with all laws, rules, and regulations that apply to their Sponsorship Program Events. In the event that licenses, permits, or registrations are needed for a Sponsorship Program Event, Sponsorship Program Organizers are solely responsible for obtaining such licenses, permits, or registrations. Sponsorship Program Organizers must host the Sponsorship Program Event in person and may not allow any third party to serve as a substitute.
2.3 Except for the sponsorship of Sponsorship Program Events made in accordance with these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms, Sponsorship Program Organizers agree to refrain from directly or indirectly entering into any agreement or arrangement to receive any sponsorship for any group or event organized on or off the Platform by the Sponsors introduced to you through the Program. These obligations survive the termination or expiration of these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms.
3. Meetup’s Right to Cancel the Sponsorship of Sponsorship Program Events
3.1 We may cancel the sponsorship of any pending Sponsorship Program Events if, in our sole discretion, we determine that you have violated these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms, including any of the policies or guidelines that are part of these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms, that it is in the best interest of the Meetup community, or to protect our brand or Platform. Furthermore, we may cancel the sponsorship of any pending Sponsorship Program Events if, in our sole discretion, we determine that (i) you have provided inaccurate or fraudulent information to Meetup or on the Platform regarding your Sponsorship Program Event, (ii) you fail to meet our applicable quality or eligibility criteria, or (iii) we receive complaints about your performance or conduct. When this happens, we will notify you of the reasons for the cancellation. If we cancel a pending Sponsorship Program Event, you will not be entitled to any compensation for the Sponsorship Program Event that was cancelled.
4.1 If any provision of these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, you and Meetup nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and that the other provisions of these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms will remain in full force and effect.
5.1 All provisions in these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms that by their nature should survive termination of these Sponsorship Program Organizer Terms will survive.