Terms and Conditions

1. Terms of Service Overview

Below is an overview of our Terms and Service for our "Platform", which means any website, application, or service we offer. You should read the complete Terms of Service because that document (and not this overview) is our legally binding agreement. The Terms of Service includes information about your legal rights and covers areas such as automatic subscription renewals, limitations of liability, resolution of disputes by mandatory arbitration rather than a judge or jury in a court of law, and a class action waiver.

Your Relationship with JoinEight

  • By using our Platform, you are agreeing to our Terms of Service. That is a legally binding agreement between you and JoinEight.
  • If you break the rules, we may suspend or terminate your account.

JoinEight Groups, Organizers and Members

  • Organizers may establish membership criteria for their own JoinEight groups. While there is probably a JoinEight group out there for everyone, not every JoinEight group is for you.

Your Content and Content of Others

  • You are responsible for your "Content", which means any information, material, or other content posted to our Platform.
  • We are not responsible for Content that members post or the communications that members send using our Platform. We generally don't review Content before it's posted.

Our Platform

  • We try hard to make sure that our Platform is always available and working, but we cannot guarantee it will be. Occasionally things may not go exactly as planned. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience.
  • We are continually improving our Platform. This means that we may modify or discontinue portions of our Platform.
  • By using our Platform, you agree to the limitations of liability and release in our Terms of Service. Except as specified in our Terms of Service, you also agree to resolve any disputes you may have with us through arbitration, and you are waiving your right to seek relief from a judge or jury in a court of law, except as otherwise provided for in the Terms of Service. Claims can only be brought individually, and not as part of a class action.

2. Terms of Service.

1. This Agreement

Summary: You agree to follow some basic rules when using JoinEight's Platform. These rules are described in these Terms of Service, including the related policies and guidelines discussed below. We may change these rules.

1.1 The Agreement. JoinEight enables you and other members to arrange off-line, real-world JoinEight groups and JoinEight events. The terms "JoinEight," "we," "us," and "our" include JoinEight, Inc. and our affiliates. We use the terms "you" and "your" to mean any person using our Platform, and any organization or person using the Platform on an organization's behalf. We use the word "Platform" to mean any website, application, or service offered by JoinEight, including content we offer and electronic communications we send. We provide our Platform to you subject to these Terms of Service.

1.2 Revisions to this Agreement. We may modify this Agreement from time to time. When we do, we will provide notice to you by publishing the most current version and revising the date at the top of this page. If we make any material change to this Agreement, we will provide additional notice to you, such as by sending you an email or displaying a prominent notice on our Platform. By continuing to use the Platform after any changes come into effect, you agree to the revised Agreement.

2. Your Account and Membership

Summary: You need to be at least 18 years old to use our Platform. JoinEight organizers control the Content and membership of their JoinEight groups. However, we may remove any Content you post or terminate your account at any time.

2.1 Eligibility. Our Platform is available to anyone who is at least 18 years old. You represent that you are at least 18. Additional eligibility requirements for a particular portion of our Platform may be set by any member who has the ability to moderate or manage that portion of our Platform. For example, the eligibility requirements for a JoinEight group or JoinEight event may be set by the organizers of that group.

2.2 Suspension of Your Account. We may modify, suspend or terminate your account or access to the Platform if, in our sole discretion, we determine that you have violated this Agreement, including any of the policies or guidelines that are part of this Agreement, that it is in the best interest of the JoinEight community, or to protect our brand or Platform. We also may remove accounts of members who are inactive for an extended period of time.

2.3 Account Information and Security. When you register, you provide us with some basic information, including an email address and a password. Keep your email address and other account information current and accurate. Also, you agree to maintain the security and confidentiality of your password (or else we may need to disable your account). You alone are responsible for anything that happens from your failure to maintain that security and confidentiality, such as by sharing your account credentials with others. If someone is using your password, notify us immediately.

3. Fees, Payments, and Offers

Summary: We charge for certain features on our Platform. If you're a JoinEight group organizer, you're responsible for paying for organizer subscription fees related to your JoinEight group. These fees are billed on a regular and recurring basis (unless you disable auto-renewal or cancel your subscription), and may change in the future. Additionally, some organizers charge money for participation in a JoinEight group or JoinEight event.

3.1 Fees Charged by JoinEight. Use of some of the features on our Platform is free, and we charge fees for other features. We may in the future implement a new fee, or modify an existing fee, for certain current or future features of our Platform. If we implement a new or modified fee, we will give you advanced notice such as by posting changes on our Platform or sending you an email. You agree to pay those fees and any associated taxes for your continued use of the applicable service. Unless otherwise stated, all fees and all transactions are in U.S. dollars. All fees are exclusive of applicable federal, state, local, or other taxes. Organizer subscriptions are non-transferable.

3.2 Fees Charged by Organizers. Organizers may impose fees related to particular portions of the Platform, such as member dues for a JoinEight group or an event fee for a JoinEight event. The decision to charge fees and the amount of those fees is at the discretion of those organizers.

3.3 Payments to JoinEight. Organizers are responsible for paying subscription and any other applicable fees to JoinEight on time and through our approved payment methods. Organizers who allow their organizer subscription to lapse are subject to removal as the organizer of the JoinEight groups associated with their account, and their JoinEight group (along with all of the information and Content associated with or posted to that JoinEight group) may be terminated or transferred to another member. If we terminate, suspend, or remove your account in connection with violation of this Agreement, we are not obligated to refund any organizer subscription fees paid to JoinEight. You may only pay organizer fees to JoinEight using a valid payment method acceptable to us, as specified via the Platform. You represent and warrant that you are authorized to use the payment method you designate via the Platform. You authorize us (and our designated third-party payment processors) to charge your designated payment method for the total amount of any fees you owe to JoinEight, including any applicable taxes and other charges. If the payment method cannot be verified, is invalid, or is otherwise not acceptable to us, your payment may be suspended or cancelled.

3.4 Automatic Subscription Renewals. Fees for certain aspects of our Platform may be billed on either a recurring basis or on a one-time basis. If billed on a recurring basis, the fees are payable in advance of the applicable period specified via the Platform with no refunds. We will automatically bill you for each renewal period until cancellation. By purchasing any feature or other aspect of our Platform for which we charge, you authorize us to keep your payment current by charging your credit card account (or any other means of payment used by you) the applicable fee. While you may cancel auto-renewal or cancel your subscription at any time, you won't be issued a refund except in our sole discretion.

.5 Free Trials. We may offer free trials of subscriptions and other products on our Platform. We will inform you of the length of the free trial, your renewal period, and the date and amount of your first payment. After your free trial ends, your paid subscription will begin and we will automatically bill you for each renewal period until cancellation. You can cancel automatic subscription renewals at any time according to the terms and procedures described above.

3.6 Third Party Payment Processors. An organizer that uses the Platform to accept payments from other members, must comply with the terms and conditions of the third party provider of the applicable payment service used to receive the payment. JoinEight does not provide those payment services, is not a party to your agreement with the applicable third-party provider, and will not be liable or responsible for your use of those third-party payment services.

3.7 Third Party Transactions. Your JoinEight group or its members may receive offers from third parties, such as discounts, sponsorships, or other benefits. JoinEight is not involved in any dealings or payments between you and third parties, and these Terms of Service do not govern such transactions.

4. Your Content and Privacy

Summary: You are responsible for the Content you post on our Platform. You give us a license to use this Content to operate, improve, promote, and protect JoinEight and our Platform.

4.1 Your Content. You are solely responsible for your Content. We use the word "Content" to mean any information, material, or other content posted to our Platform or otherwise provide to us (such as feedback, comments, or suggestions shared with us).

4.2 Content License from You. We do not claim ownership of your Content. However, to enable us to operate, improve, promote, and protect JoinEight and our Platform, and to ensure we do not violate any rights you may have in your Content, you hereby grant JoinEight a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right and license (including a waiver of any moral rights) to use, host, store, reproduce, modify, publish, publicly display, publicly perform, distribute, and create derivative works of, your Content and to commercialize and exploit the copyright, trademark, publicity, and database rights you have in your Content.

Tip: This license doesn't give us ownership of any of your Content. It simply gives us and members the right to use it on or related to the Platform. This license continues even if you close your account, because it's necessary for us to operate the Platform.

5. Your Use of Our Platform

Summary: We require that that you follow our policies and guidelines when using our Platform. We have no responsibility for Content that anyone posts to our Platform.

5.1 Content of Others. JoinEight does not control the Content of other members. When we become aware of inappropriate Content on our Platform, we reserve the right to investigate and take appropriate action, but we do not have any obligation to monitor, nor do we take responsibility for, the Content of other members.

5.2 Interactions with Others. JoinEight is not a party to any offline arrangements made through our Platform. JoinEight does not conduct or require background checks on members, and does not attempt to verify the truth or accuracy of statements made by members. JoinEight makes no representations or warranties concerning the conduct or Content of any members or their interactions with you.

6. Release

Summary: You agree not to hold us responsible for anything that happens related to transactions with third parties, member interactions, or in connection with a JoinEight group or JoinEight event. You also agree not to hold organizers responsible for their negligence in connection with their Content, a JoinEight group, or JoinEight event.

You agree to release us and our officers, directors, shareholders, agents, employees, consultants, affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, and other third-party partners (referred to in this Agreement as "JoinEight Parties") from claims, demands, and damages (direct and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, now and in the future (referred to in this Agreement as "Claims"), arising out of or in any way connected with any transaction with a third party, your interactions with other members, or in connection with a JoinEight group or a JoinEight event. You also agree to release organizers from Claims based on an organizer's negligence arising out of or in any way connected with their Content, a JoinEight group, or a JoinEight event. You further waive any and all rights and benefits otherwise conferred by any statutory or non-statutory law of any jurisdiction that would purport to limit the scope of a release or waiver.

7. Indemnification

Summary: You agree to reimburse us if we get sued in connection with your use of our Platform.

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold all JoinEight Parties harmless from any Claims, made by any third party due to or arising out of (a) your violations of this Agreement, (b) your use, misuse, or abuse of our Platform, (c) your Content, (d) your violation of any law, statute, ordinance or regulation or the rights of a third party, or (e) your participation or conduct in a JoinEight group or a JoinEight event that violates this Agreement. You agree to promptly notify us of any third party Claims, cooperate with all JoinEight Parties in defending such Claims and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such Claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees). You agree not to settle any Claim without our prior written consent.

8. Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

Summary: Our Platform is provided to you "as is" and we make no warranties of any kind with respect to our Platform. Our liability in connection with the Platform is limited to the fees you paid to us in the 12 months preceding the claim or $100, whichever is greater.

8.1 Warranty Disclaimer. Our Platform is provided to you "as is" and on an "as available" basis. We disclaim all warranties and conditions of any kind, including but not limited to statutory warranties, and the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. We also disclaim any warranties regarding (a) the reliability, timeliness, accuracy, and performance of our Platform, (b) any information, advice, services, or goods obtained through or advertised on our Platform or by us, as well as for any information or advice received through any links to other websites or resources provided through our Platform, (c) the results that may be obtained from the Platform, and (d) the correction of any errors in the Platform, (e) any material or data obtained through the use of our Platform, and (f) dealings with or as the result of the presence of marketing partners or other third parties on or located through our Platform.

8.2 Limitation of Liability. You agree that in no event shall any JoinEight Parties be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, or consequential damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data, or other intangible losses (even if any JoinEight Parties have been advised of the possibility of such damages) arising out of or in connection with (a) our Platform or this Agreement or the inability to use our Platform (however arising, including our negligence), (b) statements or conduct of or transactions with any member or third party on the Platform, (c) your use of our Platform or transportation to or from JoinEight events, attendance at JoinEight events, participation in or exclusion from JoinEight groups or JoinEight events and the actions of you or others at JoinEight events, or (d) any other matter relating to the Platform. Our liability to you or any third parties in any circumstance is limited to the greater of $100 or the amount of fees, if any, you paid to us in the 12 months prior to the action that may give rise to liability. The limitations set forth above in this Section 8 will not limit or exclude liability for our gross negligence, fraud, or intentional, malicious, or reckless misconduct.

9. Dispute Resolution

Summary: If you have a dispute with JoinEight, you agree to try to work it out directly with us first. If we can't work it out, with limited exceptions, you must submit any dispute with us to a neutral arbitrator instead of taking the claim to a court of law. Claims can only be brought individually, and not as part of a class action. JoinEight has no obligation to get involved with any disputes you have with other members, although we may try to facilitate a resolution.

9.1 Informal Resolution. Before making any claim, you and JoinEight agree to try to resolve any disputes through good faith discussions. We use the term "claim" in this Section 9 to mean any dispute, claim or controversy arising out of or relating to your use of our Platform or this Agreement, including your participation in JoinEight events. You or JoinEight may initiate this process by sending written notice according to Section 11.2 describing the dispute and your proposed resolution. In the event that we cannot resolve the issue within 30 business days of receipt of the initial notice, you or JoinEight may bring a claim in accordance with Section 9.2.

9.2 Arbitration Agreement. Except as set forth in Section 9.5, you agree to submit any claim to JAMS, Inc., or its successor, ("JAMS") for final and binding arbitration. In arbitration certain rights that you or we would have in court may not be available, such as discovery or appeal. You and JoinEight are each expressly waiving any right to trial by judge or jury in a court of law. This agreement to arbitrate shall apply regardless of whether the claim arises during or after any termination of this Agreement or your relationship with JoinEight.

9.3 Arbitration Time for Filing. Any claim subject to arbitration must be filed within one year after the date the party asserting the claim first knows or should know of the act, omission or default giving rise to the claim, or the shortest time period permitted by applicable law.