Terms of Service
- Acceptance of Terms
These Welcome Terms of Service (“Terms”) are an agreement between you, whether personally or on behalf of an entity (“user,” “you” or “your”) and Gather Wholesale, Inc. d/b/a Welcome (“Company,” “we,” “us” or “our”), concerning your access to and use of the website located at https://www.experiencewelcome.com, the Welcome virtual meeting platform and any other products or services provided on or through our web (collectively, the “Services”).
Please read these Terms carefully before you start to use the Services.
The Services include an internet-based meeting platform that enables producers to provide access to live and recorded virtual events to attendees and presenters, and to enable those in attendance to post, submit, and subscribe to content in the course of such events.
These Terms set forth the legally binding Terms that govern your use of the Services. By accessing or using the Services, you are accepting these Terms (on behalf of yourself or the entity that you represent), and you represent and warrant that you have the right, authority, and capacity to enter into these Terms (on behalf of yourself or the entity that you represent). You may not access or use the Services or accept the Terms if you are not at least 18 years old. If you do not agree with all of the provisions of these Terms, do not access or use the Services.
These Terms may be revised at any time for any reason, and we may provide you notice of these changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of the Terms on our website. You can determine when we last updated these Terms by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the end of the document. By accessing, browsing, or using the Services following the posting of changes to these Terms, you accept such changes. We recommend that you periodically visit this page of the website to review these Terms.
- Accounts and Registration
In order to use certain features of the Services, you must register for an account and provide certain information about yourself in the account registration form. Each registration is for a single user only. By creating an account, you agree to, (a) provide accurate, current and complete account information, (b) maintain and promptly update, as necessary, your account information, (c) maintain the security of your account credentials, (d) be responsible for the acts or omissions of any third party who has authority to access or use the account on your behalf, and (e) immediately notify us if you discover or otherwise suspect any security breaches related to the Services or your account. You may make any changes to your registration information by following the instructions on the Services. You may delete your account at any time, for any reason, by following the instructions on the Services. Company may suspend or terminate your account in accordance with Section 13, Term and Termination, below.
- Access to the Site
Subject to these Terms, Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable, limited license to access and use the Services solely for your own personal, non-commercial purposes.
The rights granted to you in these Terms are subject to the following restrictions: (a) you shall not license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute, host, or otherwise commercially exploit the Services, in whole or in part, or any content displayed on the Services; (b) you shall not modify, make derivative works of, disassemble, reverse compile or reverse engineer any part of the Services; (c) you shall not access the Services in order to build a similar or competitive website, product, or service; and (d) except as expressly stated herein, no part of the Services may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means. Unless otherwise indicated, any future release, update, or other addition to functionality of the Services shall be subject to these Terms. All copyright and other proprietary notices on the Services (or on any content displayed on the Services) must be retained on all copies thereof. You acknowledge and agree that, except as expressly set forth in these Terms, Company will have no obligation to provide you with any support or maintenance in connection with the Services.
Company reserves the right, at any time, to modify, suspend, or discontinue the Services (in whole or in part) with or without notice to you. You agree that Company will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the Services or any part thereof.
- Ownership of the Services
Excluding any User Content that you may provide (defined below), you acknowledge that the Services and its entire contents, features, and functionality (including but not limited to all information, software, text, displays, images, video, and audio, and the design, selection, and arrangement thereof) are owned by the Company, its licensors, or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. Neither these Terms (nor your access to the Services) transfers to you or any third party any rights, title or interest in or to such intellectual property rights, except for the limited access rights expressly set forth in Section 4 above. Company and its suppliers reserve all rights not granted in these Terms, and there are no implied licenses granted under these Terms.
- Legal Requirements; Privacy Statement
- User Content
“User Content” means any and all information and content that a user submits, uploads, displays, posts, or otherwise transmits to or through the Services (“Transmit”). You are solely responsible for your User Content. You assume all risks associated with use of your User Content, including any reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness by others, or any disclosure of your User Content that personally identifies you or any third party. You hereby represent and warrant that your User Content does not violate the provisions of Section 8 below. You may not represent or imply to others that your User Content is in any way provided, sponsored or endorsed by Company. Because you alone are responsible for your User Content, you may expose yourself to liability if, for example, your User Content violates the provisions of Section 8 below. Company is not obligated to you to preserve or provide backup services for any User Content, and your User Content may be deleted at any time without prior notice. You are solely responsible for creating and maintaining your own backup copies of your User Content if you desire. You agree that Company will not be responsible for any loss or damage incurred as the result of any interactions involving User Content. If there is a dispute between you and any Services user, we are under no obligation to become involved.
- Prohibited Uses
You agree not to use the Services to collect, upload, transmit, display, or distribute any User Content (a) that violates any third-party right, including any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, moral right, privacy right, right of publicity, or any other intellectual property or proprietary right; (b) that is unlawful, harassing, abusive, tortious, threatening, harmful, invasive of another’s privacy, vulgar, defamatory, false, intentionally misleading, defamatory, pornographic, obscene, patently offensive, promotes racism, bigotry, hatred, or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual or is otherwise objectionable; (c) that is harmful to minors in any way; or (d) that is in violation of any law, regulation, or obligations or restrictions imposed by any third party; or (e) that includes credit, debit or other payment card data, other personal financial account numbers, or identifiable health information about others.
In addition, you agree not to: (i) Transmit to the Services any computer viruses, worms, or any software intended to damage or alter a computer system or data; (ii) send through the Services unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of duplicative or unsolicited messages, whether commercial or otherwise; (iii) use the Services to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (iv) interfere with, disrupt, or create an undue burden on servers or networks connected to the Services, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (v) attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services (or to other computer systems or networks connected to or used together with the Services), whether through password mining or any other means; (vi) harass or interfere with any other user’s use and enjoyment of the Services; or (vi) use software or automated agents or scripts to produce multiple accounts on the Services, or to generate automated searches, requests, or queries to (or to strip, scrape, or mine data from) the Services.
We reserve the right (but have no obligation) to review any User Content, and to investigate and take appropriate action against you in our sole discretion for any violation of this Section 8 or any other provision of these Terms or if you otherwise create liability for us or any other person. Such action may include removing or modifying your User Content, terminating your account in accordance with Section 13, Term and Termination, and reporting you to law enforcement authorities.
You may submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about Company or the Services (collectively, “Feedback”). Feedback is nonconfidential and will become the sole property of Company. You hereby assign to Company all rights in such Feedback and agree that Company shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of such Feedback and related information in any manner it deems appropriate. You agree that you will not submit to Company any information or ideas that you consider to be confidential or proprietary.
- Linked Websites and Third-Party Applications
We have not reviewed all of the websites linked to the Services, or third-party applications or ads accessible through the Services, and are not responsible for the content of any third-party websites or applications available through the Services. Nothing in the Services, including, without limitation, any links to other websites, should be construed as an endorsement of any products, services or information of any other persons or companies by Company. Your choice to link to any other websites is at your own risk, and you should review and comply with all terms relating to such websites. Company reserves the right not to link, or to remove the link, to any website or third-party application at any time. Any links to third party websites are provided as a convenience to you and are neither owned nor operated by Company. We have no control over these linked websites and make no representations or warranties with respect to these linked websites. Your viewing and use of any third-party websites is at your sole discretion and risk.
Producers of events on the Services may choose to record virtual events only if they comply with all recording laws. By using the Services, you are giving Company consent to store recordings for events that you join and which producers have chosen to record, if such events are stored in our systems. You will receive a notification (visual or otherwise) when recording is enabled. If you do not consent to being recorded, you can choose to leave the event.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to defend, hold harmless and indemnify Company, its subsidiaries, affiliates, business partners, licensors, service providers, and clients, and their respective officers, employees, agents and representatives from and against any claims, liabilities, costs or damages, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and paralegal fees through final appeals, made by any third party, relating to or arising from your use of the Services, any User Content that you Transmit to or through the Services, any violation of these Terms by you, or any other act or omission by you, including your violation of any rights of another, arising from your use of the Services. You further agree that Company shall have control of the defense or settlement of any third-party claims. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in an enforceable written agreement between you and Company.
- Term and Termination
Subject to this Section 13, these Terms will remain in full force and effect while you use the Services. We may suspend or terminate your rights to use the Services (including your account) at any time for any reason at our sole discretion, including for any use of the Services in violation of these Terms. Upon termination of your rights under these Terms, your account and right to access and use the Services will terminate immediately. You understand that any termination of your account may involve deletion of your User Content associated with your account from our live databases. Company will not have any liability whatsoever to you for any termination of your rights under these Terms, including for termination of your account or deletion of your User Content. Should we choose to terminate these Terms, such termination does not constitute a waiver of any of Company’s rights under this Agreement or under applicable law.
THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS-IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, AND COMPANY (AND OUR SUPPLIERS) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ALL WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, ACCURACY, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. NEITHER WE NOR OUR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS, OR WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE, COMPLETE, LEGAL, OR SAFE.
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PROVIDED BY LAW, COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY, OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
- Limitation of Liability
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFIILIATES, OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICES PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE SERVICES, ANY SERVICESS LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE SERVICES OR SUCH OTHER SERVICESS, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.
THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY THAT CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.
- Governing Law and Jurisdiction
All matters relating to the Services and these Terms, and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of Delaware without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of Delaware or any other jurisdiction).
Any legal suit, action, or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms or the Services shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of Delaware, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action, or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.
- Limitation on Time to File Claims
ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM YOU MAY HAVE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THESE TERMS OR THE SERVICES MUST BE COMMENCED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES; OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION OR CLAIM IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
All notices, demands, or consents given by you under these Terms will be in writing and will be deemed given when delivered to Company at the following contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Any notices to you may be made via either e-mail or postal mail to the address in Company’s records or via posting on the Services. Please report any violations of these Terms to Company at the contact listed above.
The Services may be subject to U.S. export control laws and may be subject to export or import regulations in other countries. You agree not to export, reexport, or transfer, directly or indirectly, any U.S. technical data acquired from Company, or any products utilizing such data, in violation of the United States export laws or regulations.
- Electronic Communications
The communications between you and Company use electronic means, whether you use the Services or send us emails, or whether Company posts notices on the Services or communicates with you via email. For contractual purposes, you (a) consent to receive communications from Company in an electronic form; and (b) agree that all terms and conditions, agreements, notices, disclosures, and other communications that Company provides to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications would satisfy if it were be in a hardcopy writing. The foregoing does not affect your non-waivable rights.
- Entire Terms
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and us regarding the use of the Services and supersedes any and all prior understandings and agreements between us respecting such subject matter, except that if you or your company have executed a separate written agreement with us governing your use of the Services, then such agreement shall control to the extent that any provision of these Terms conflicts with the terms of such agreement. Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not operate as a waiver of such right or provision. The section titles in these Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect. The word “including” means “including without limitation”. If any provision of these Terms is, for any reason, held to be invalid or unenforceable, the other provisions of these Terms will be unimpaired and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed modified so that it is valid and enforceable to the maximum extent permitted by law. Neither party to these Terms is an agent or partner of the other. These Terms, and your rights and obligations herein, may not be assigned, subcontracted, delegated, or otherwise transferred by you without Company’s prior written consent, and any attempted assignment, subcontract, delegation, or transfer in violation of the foregoing will be null and void. Company may freely assign these Terms, and in such case, these Terms shall be binding upon assignees.
- Copyright/Trademark Information
Copyright © 2020. All rights reserved. All trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Services are our property or the property of other third parties. You are not permitted to use these Marks without our prior written consent or the consent of such third party which may own the Marks.
- Contact Information:
Gather Wholesale, Inc. d/b/a Welcome
Attn: Privacy Office
440 N. Barranca Ave #8588 Covina, CA 91723
- Claims of Copyright Infringement
If you believe that any content or materials on the Services unlawfully infringes the copyrights in a work that you own or control and wish to have the allegedly infringing material removed, the following information in the form of a written notification must be provided to our Designated Agent:
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the copyrighted work(s) that you claim to have been infringed;
- identification of the material on our Services that you claim is infringing and that you request us to remove;
- sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
- your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
- a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the objectionable material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or under the law; and
- a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are either the owner of the copyright that has allegedly been infringed or that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.
If you believe that your content should not have been removed for alleged copyright infringement, the following information in the form of a written notification must be provided to our Designated Agent.
- your physical or electronic signature;
- identification of the copyrighted material that was removed or disabled;
- sufficient information to permit us to locate such material;
- your address, telephone number, and e-mail address; and
- a statement from you under penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the content was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification.
Please note that, pursuant to 17 U.S.C. § 512(f), any misrepresentation of material fact (falsities) in a written notification automatically subjects the complaining party to liability for any damages, costs and attorney’s fees incurred by us in connection with the written notification and allegation of copyright infringement.
Last updated: 11/18/2020