Agreement Between User and networkafterwork.com
The networkafterwork.com website (the "Site") is comprised of various web pages operated by Network After Work, Inc. ("NAW" or the ''Company''). networkafterwork.com is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein (the "Terms"). Your use of networkafterwork.com constitutes your agreement to all such Terms. Please read these terms carefully, and keep a copy of them for your reference.
networkafterwork.com is an E-commerce Site designed to assist patrons with registering for upcoming networking events hosted by the Company. NAW is a national business and social networking event company with over 5,000,000 members. Events are hosted every one to two months in 52 locations throughout the U.S and across the world. Events cater to professionals who want to expand their network and create new business opportunities. NAW events take place in each city's top nightlife destinations and range in size from 100-500 professionals. Events draw a diverse mix of professionals from all industries and career levels and provide a relaxed atmosphere to market yourself and your company.
Visiting networkafterwork.com or sending emails to NAW constitutes electronic communications. You consent to receive electronic communications and you agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that NAW provides to you electronically, via email and on the Site, satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You may not assign or otherwise transfer your account to any other person or entity. You acknowledge that NAW is not responsible for third party access to your account that results from theft or misappropriation of your account. NAW and its associates reserve the right to refuse or cancel service, terminate accounts, or remove or edit content in our sole discretion.
NAW does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from persons under the age of thirteen (13). If you are under eighteen (18), you may use networkafterwork.com only with permission of a parent or guardian.
Network After Work's continued goal is to host quality events for our customers. Our efforts take time and money to ensure the very best for you. Our policy on refunds is that there are no refunds on discounted tickets unless the event is cancelled by Network After Work. In the event that an event is rescheduled for any reason, purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled event.
Links to third party sites/Third party services
networkafterwork.com may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of NAW and NAW is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site, or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. NAW is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by NAW of the site or any association with its operators.
Certain services made available via networkafterwork.com are delivered by third party sites and organizations. By using any product, service or functionality originating from the networkafterwork.com domain, you hereby acknowledge and consent that NAW may share such information and data with any third party with whom NAW has a contractual relationship to provide the requested product, service or functionality on behalf of networkafterwork.com users and customers. If you do not want information about you to be shared in this manner, do not use this feature.
No Unlawful or Prohibited Use/Intellectual Property
All content included as part of the Service, such as text, graphics, logos, images, as well as the compilation thereof, and any software used on the Site, is the property of NAW or its suppliers and protected by copyright and other laws that protect intellectual property and proprietary rights. You agree to observe and abide by all copyright and other proprietary notices, legends or other restrictions contained in any such content and will not make any changes thereto.
You will not modify, publish, transmit, reverse engineer, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part, found on the Site. NAW content is not for resale. Your use of the Site does not entitle you to make any unauthorized use of any protected content, and in particular you will not delete or alter any proprietary rights or attribution notices in any content. You will use protected content solely for your personal use, and will make no other use of the content without the express written permission of NAW and the copyright owner. You agree that you do not acquire any ownership rights in any protected content. We do not grant you any licenses, express or implied, to the intellectual property of NAW or our licensors except as expressly authorized by these Terms.
Use of Communication Services
The Site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group (collectively, "Communication Services"), you agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and related to the particular Communication Service.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using a Communication Service, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information; upload files that contain software or other material protected by intellectual property laws (or by rights of privacy of publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consents; upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Service specifically allows such messages; conduct or forward surveys, contests, pyramid schemes or chain letters; download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner; falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded, restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
NAW has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, NAW reserves the right to review materials posted to a Communication Service and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. NAW reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
NAW reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in NAW's sole discretion.
Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any Communication Service. NAW does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Service and, therefore, NAW specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Service. Managers and hosts are not authorized NAW spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of NAW.
Standards of Conduct
NAW has certain standards of conduct to guide the behavior of members using the Communciation Services and attending events. NAW is commited to providing an event environment free of sexual or any form of unlawful harrassment or discrimination.Although there is no possible way to identify every rule of conduct, the following is an illustrative (not intended to be comprehensive or to limited the Company’s rights to impose discipline for any other conduct it deems inappropriate). By attending a NAW event, you agree to follow NAW's Standards of Conduct.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when attending a NAW event, you will not: defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others; falsify yourself or your company; provide misleading, false and/or dishonest information to other members; intentionally, recklessly, or negligently misuse, damage, steal or vandalize property that belongs to NAW, a third party, or the public; be in possession or control of illegal drugs, weapons, explosives, or other dangerous or unauthorized materials; engage in threatening or violent behavior; use vulgar or abusive language; engage in disorderly conduct that may endanger others or damage property; engage in unprofessional conduct or improper conduct for the workplace; engage in sexual or other illegal harassment or discrimination (online or at events); dress in a manner that depicts or alludes to obscenity, violence, or sex, advertises illegal substances, or conveys unsuiteable slogans; engage in gambling, betting and lotteries; solicit members, conduct surveys, contests, or pyramid schemes; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose; violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular event; harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; violate any applicable laws or regulations.
Such conduct by or towards you will not be tolerated. If you violate this policy you will be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of your access to networkafterwork.com and events. To the extent a customer, vendor or other person with whom the Company does business engages in such conduct, the Company will take appropriate corrective action.
NAW has no obligation to monitor the events. However, NAW reserves the right to review conduct of members and to dismiss members from an event. NAW reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the events at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.
NAW reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in NAW's sole discretion. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself at any event. NAW does not control or endorse the information received at any event and, therefore, NAW specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the events and any actions resulting from your participation in events. Managers and hosts are not authorized NAW spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of NAW.
Materials Provided to networkafterwork.com or Posted on any NAW Web Page
NAW does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to networkafterwork.com (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any NAW Site or our associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting NAW, our affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.
No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. NAW is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in NAW's sole discretion.
By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
Consent and Release for Use of Likeness
If you use this site and register for one of NAW's events, you grant NAW, its agents, employees, licensees, and successors in interest (the "Released Party") all ownership rights and the absolute and irrevocable right and permission to copyright, use and publish the photographed likeness of you (the "Likeness") that has been (or is being) obtained pursuant to this Consent and Release.
The Likeness may be copyrighted, used an/or published individually or in conjunction with other photography or video works, and it any medium (including withut limitation, print publications, public broadcast, CD-ROM format) and for any lawful puprose, including without limitation, trade, exhibition, illustration, promotion, publicity, advertising and electronic publication.
You waive any right that you may have to inspect or approve the Released Party's use of the Likeness, or the advertising copy or printed matter that may be used in connection with the use and/or publication of the Likeness. You release the Released Party (and all persons acting under its permission and authority) from all claims for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, infringement of copyright or right of publicity, or any other claim related to the Likeness (the "Claims"). This release includes without limitation any Claims related to blurring, distortion, alteration, optical illusion, digital alteration, use in composite form, whether intentional or otherwise, or use of a fictitious name, that may occure or be produced in the processing or publication of the Likeness.
By attending an event, you warrant that you have read this Consent and Release prior to the event, that you understand it, and that you freely enter into this Consent and Release.
The Service is controlled, operated and administered by NAW from our offices within the USA. If you access the Service from a location outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. You agree that you will not use the NAW Content accessed through networkafterwork.com in any country or in any manner prohibited by any applicable laws, restrictions or regulations.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless NAW, its officers, directors, employees, agents and third parties, for any losses, costs, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorney's fees) relating to or arising out of your use of or inability to use the Site or services, any user postings made by you, your violation of any terms of this Agreement or your violation of any rights of a third party, or your violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations. NAW reserves the right, at its own cost, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will fully cooperate with NAW in asserting any available defenses.
Class Action Waiver
Any arbitration under these Terms and Conditions will take place on an individual basis; class arbitrations and class/representative/collective actions are not permitted. THE PARTIES AGREE THAT A PARTY MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN EACH'S INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PUTATIVE CLASS, COLLECTIVE AND/ OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING, SUCH AS IN THE FORM OF A PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION AGAINST THE OTHER. Further, unless both you and Employer agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate more than one person's claims, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding.
THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. NETWORK AFTER WORK, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME.
NETWORK AFTER WORK, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE SITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND. NETWORK AFTER WORK, INC. AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
NAW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Illinois and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Illinois in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site. Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these Terms, including, without limitation, this section.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and NAW as a result of this agreement or use of the Site. NAW's performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of NAW's right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the Site or information provided to or gathered by NAW with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect.
Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and NAW with respect to the Site and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and NAW with respect to the Site. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be written in English.
Changes to Terms
NAW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to change the Terms under which networkafterwork.com is offered. The most current version of the Terms will supersede all previous versions. NAW encourages you to periodically review the Terms to stay informed of our updates.
NAW welcomes your questions or comments regarding the Terms: