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  • We want you to use our API to facilitate the development of community-group related applications using Meetup data and developer tools. Reasonable commercial uses of the API are permitted. Section 5.8 of our Terms of Service grants to developers a limited license to use our API. Unreasonable commercial uses of the API are not permitted. Be sure to respect our members and enhance their experience. Below are some examples of what is acceptable.

    “Reasonable commercial uses” generally are those that enhance the Meetup experience or create specialized versions of our platform or aspects of our platform or build around the functionality of the platform. Examples of some things that could be reasonable commercial uses are: charging users for functionality on an application that is not available on the Platform or charging users for portions of an application that do not integrate with the Meetup API.

    “Unreasonable commercial uses" generally are those that substantially replicate our platform or significant aspects of the platform, disrupt the Meetup experience or mislead, confuse, or surprise members. Examples of some things that could be unreasonable commercial uses are:

    • caching data for an extended length of time so that it is not current and accurate
    • selling, leasing, or sublicensing our API
    • charging for access to Information of members
    • charging users for portions of an application that integrate with the Meetup API.
    Meetup API License Guidelines
  • Though it's always free to set up a Meetup account as a member, Meetup charges Organizer Subscriptions to start and lead Meetup groups as an organizer. There are currently two types of Organizer Subscription Plans: Basic and Unlimited.

    The Basic Organizer Subscription plan enables organizers to have up to 3 other organizers on their Leadership Team and up to 50 members in their Meetup Group. Please note that the Basic plan is not available to organizers who start their subscriptions through our iOS app.

    The Unlimited Organizer Subscription plan grants organizers an unlimited Leadership Team, as well as an unlimited number of members.

    Both Basic and Unlimited Organizer Subscription plans allow organizers to lead up to three Meetup groups.

    We’ve always done everything we can to keep Organizer Subscriptions fair and affordable for organizers everywhere. To help cover their subscriptions, organizers have the options to collect Contributions from members who want to help chip in, set Membership Dues and/or charge Ticket prices for individual Meetups.

    Pricing

    All prices in USD

    Basic Unlimited

    Starts at $9.99/month

    • 50 members
    • 4 organizers

    Starts at $14.99/month

    • Unlimited members
    • Unlimited organizers

    Prices may vary based on your location or currency

    Organizer Subscription Pricing
  • Our Terms of Service does not directly create an agreement between different members. Our Terms of Service is a contract between Meetup and each individual member.

    Although every member of Meetup agrees to our Terms of Service, that agreement is only between that specific member and Meetup. Our Terms of Service does contain certain provisions that may indirectly apply between members (such as the release in Section 6), but those provisions are still part of the contract directly between Meetup and a specific member, not part of a contract directly between different members.
     
    Is the Terms of Service an agreement between Organizers and members?
  • Meetup can only issue a refund in certain situations, and only if a member has used our preferred payment processor, WePay, to make the payment in question. Disputes regarding payments made off of Meetup, in cash, or using a third party payment processor cannot be mediated by Meetup.

    To pursue a refund, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact organizer for refund’. For more specific information, see this article in the Help Center.

    Annual Member Dues are refundable if:

    • The Meetup group was closed (or a member was removed from the Meetup group) within 3 months of their payment, and the member account is in good standing.
    • There have been no scheduled Meetups since a member paid to join the Meetup group, and the member account is in good standing.

    Monthly Member Dues are refundable if:

    • The Meetup group was closed (or a member was removed from the Meetup group) within 1 week of their payment, and the member account is in good standing.

    Ticketing fees for upcoming events are refundable if:

    • The refund policies for that specific Meetup state that a refund is an option.
    • The Meetup group was closed, the Meetup event was rescheduled or canceled, or a member was removed from the Meetup group before the scheduled event, depending on the refund policies of that specific Meetup as stated by its organizer, and the member account is in good standing.

    Other situations:

    • The Trust and Safety Team at Meetup HQ determines that the refund is in the best interest of maintaining the integrity of the Meetup platform, to moderate fraud, misuse, or risk.

     

    What payments can’t be refunded?

    Contributions and Voluntary Member Dues payments

    To pursue a refund, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact organizer for refund’. For more specific information, see this article in the Help Center.

    Member Dues that automatically renew

    Members agree to automatic renewal of Member Dues payments upon their initial payment to the Meetup group. Refunds will not be issued as a result of failure to turn off renewal. To pursue a refund, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact organizer for refund’. For more specific information, see this article in the Help Center.

    Other than described Meetups

    If a member wishes to pursue a refund for a Meetup that did not meet their expectations, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact organizer for refund’. For more specific information, see this article in the Help Center.

    Travel getaways, travel packages or guided tours if they were other than described.

    If a member wishes to pursue a refund for a Meetup that did not meet their expectations, locate the transaction in question and select ‘Contact organizer for refund’. For more specific information, see this article in the Help Center.

    Generally, Meetup is unable to mediate any disputes regarding processing fees or any other fee associated with the use of our payment processor to accept or refund payments. However, chargeback fees may be refundable if an organizer qualifies for our Organizer Protection program.

    See the article in our Help Center for more information on Organizer Protection eligibility.

    Meetup's preferred payment processor, Wepay, is only able to process refunds within 6 months of the transaction date. As such, any disputes outside of this window will not be mediated by Meetup.

    The Meetup payment processors cannot be used to process payments of the following nature:

    • Adult content, escort services, or sex solicitation
    • Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, drug paraphernalia, or similar items
    • Gambling or betting
    • Weapons, ammunition, or weaponry accessories
    • Multi-level marketing businesses, pyramid or Ponzi schemes
    • Unlawful activities or items, or the promotion of unlawful activities or items
    Payment Policies
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