Here's How Prvt Party Works:
As a Host User, you may search Prvt Party’s network of event venues to find a place to host an event. Venues include drinks-oriented establishments (e.g., bars, lounges), dining establishments (e.g., restaurants), or activities-oriented establishments (e.g., bowling, karaoke, etc.), or of course some combination of the foregoing. In using the Site, you may (1) send requests to multiple venues, (2) negotiate terms with each venue, (3) receive offers and (4) then accept such offers. Accepting an offer may obligate you to pay certain fees, some of which may be payable at the time of booking and some which may be payable directly at the venue. During the booking process, our platform will clearly display all fees being charged. As a Host User, you should make sure to thoroughly review any offer received to ensure that you understand the fees being charged by the venue and by Prvt Party before accepting any offer. You should also make sure to review the information displayed in the venue’s listing so that you understand all of their policies and conditions. If you have questions about any offer or other language displayed on our Site, please contact us at: [email protected].
Different types of bookings have different costs (described below), but all bookings require a credit or debit card to be confirmed. Once you accept/confirm a booking it is considered an Accepted Offer. You will be able to make bookings of the following types, or a combination of the following types:
NOTE: Fee payments and spending commitments for all bookings at Prvt Party are fully refundable provided you cancel during the full-refund cancellation period (see Cancellation Policy below).
In addition to the fees outlined above, venues reserve the right to charge additional fees to cover staff and materials for event clean-up, preparation, security or serving of outside food or beverages (such as dessert, outside wine, etc.), in each case as long as the venue enumerated such fees in the Accepted Offer sent to you. Any such additional fees will be paid by you directly to the venue. Venues may also require a security deposit to be paid directly to the venue (not through us) to protect the venue against damage during the event, again as long as the venue enumerates such requirement in the Accepted Offer sent to you. Any Cancellation Fees charged by Prvt Party shall not be used for the purpose of reimbursing for property damages.
In addition to booking events, as part of the Site Prvt Party also provides a service which allows you to:
Invite recipients may be added to the distribution list from any of the following sources: (a) your phone or other mobile device contacts list (provided you allow Prvt Party access to your device contacts list), (b) contact information that you enter manually; (c) your Facebook friend list (provided you allow Prvt Party access to your Facebook account – see Facebook section below); and/or (d) guest lists from previous Prvt Party events you’ve hosted.
As a component of our invitation system, Prvt Party will maintain the guest list for each event you host, including the list of invitation recipients and the contact information used for sending each invite. We keep this information in order to allow Host Users to quickly create new guest lists for new events. To the extent allowed under applicable law we may use such information in connection with other events and/or marketing purposes. This information may be deleted only by deleting your account with Prvt Party.
Prvt Party will never post on your Facebook profile — neither on your profile (if you are a Host User) nor on those of any of your invitation recipients. If you allow Prvt Party access to your Facebook account, we will only use this access to allow you to add your Facebook friends to your invitation guest list. In order for you to see your Facebook friends’ contact information in the Prvt Party invitation list-builder, there may be additional settings required on your device; in particular, you may need to give your device’s contacts app access to your Facebook account.
Prvt Party will never send any messages or invitations over Facebook; we only send invitations via email or text message, as selected by you.
Prvt Party maintains the guest list for each event you host, including the list of email recipients and the contact information used for sending each invite. To the extent allowed under applicable law, we may use such information in connection with other events and for marketing and/or promotional purposes relating to the Site. This information may be deleted only by deleting your account with Prvt Party.
In addition to our hosting, booking and invitation services listed above, we also provide services to Guest Users, users who have been invited to an event on the Prvt Party platform. You do not need to be a Guest User in order to receive basic information about the events that you’ve been invited to, nor to RSVP to such events. However, by registering as a user, you will have access to certain services only available to registered users.
As a Guest User, you will be able to:
Once your event has started, Host Users and their guests will be held to certain conduct standards as follows:
All Venues reserve the right to: (a) refuse service to inebriated customers; (b) shorten the period of an Open Bar if your group as a whole is drinking substantially above what the Venue could have reasonably anticipated, or if some of your attendees become grossly intoxicated; and/or (c) terminate an event because of unruly guests or abusive behavior. You represent and warrant that all members of your party that ingest alcoholic beverages during your event are of legal drinking age.
The general rule is that once a Host User has accepted/confirmed an Accepted Offer, the booking is binding unless cancelled by you.
All events have a full-refund cancellation window where you may cancel and receive a full refund of all fees previously paid and any obligation to pay direct-to-venue fees will also be cancelled at no cost. This full-refund cancellation window is set by the applicable venue at the time it sends an offer (e.g., 7 days, 48 hours, 24 hours).
If you cancel after the cancellation window or if you fail to fulfill any direct-to-venue payment commitments, or if you simply don’t show up, you shall be obligated to pay the Cancellation Fee stated in the Accepted Offer. Prvt Party’s credit card processing company will put a hold on your credit card 7 or more days before the event in the full dollar amount of the Cancellation Fee to ensure that the card is valid at the time of the event, in case there is a late cancellation or no-show by you.
Finally, to the extent that RSVPs for an event are less than 50% of the required minimum the day before an event is scheduled, Prvt Party shall have the right to unilaterally cancel the event or confirm with the venue whether it wishes to continue with the event. If your event is cancelled per the previous sentence, the Cancellation Fee will be applicable.. Prvt Party shall have the right to remove you from the Site if it has received complaints from venues regarding your behavior or if you have failed to bring the required minimum attendance on multiple occasions.
Part of the services provided by Prvt Party may include access to and passage of information through a payment processing gateway, which may pass payment information, contact information, itemized invoices and other data submitted by or received by you as part of your use of the Site. Stripe currently serves as Prvt Party’s payment processor. The specific mechanics and terms of payment processing through Prvt Party are governed by the terms and conditions promulgated by Stripe. Stripe’s terms and conditions are available here: https://stripe.com/us/checkout/legal
You will be entering your credit or debit card information directly into our mobile application or elsewhere on the Site. The security of your credit card information is very important to us. We use the 128-bit Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol to protect the security of your payment information. SSL technology encrypts your payment information to protect it from being decoded by anyone other than Prvt Party.
If you choose the option “Remember my card” when entering your credit or debit card information, then Prvt Party will retain your credit card information.
There are certain limitations applicable to your use of the Site which we want to set forth below, in addition to the more general limitations set forth below in the Legal Terms below. Namely, in using Prvt Party you acknowledge and agree as follows:
In using our Site, whether as a Host User or as a Guest User, you will have the opportunity to interact with hosts and fellow invited guests. We require that all users maintain certain standards of respect and decorum when interacting with other users and with venues. In particular, in using our services and/or making arrangements for an event, including inviting guests and sending messages viewable by other users, you agree not to:
Prvt Party has not had the opportunity to visit and/or evaluate each of the venues available through its Site; accordingly, while Prvt Party has no reason to believe any venue available through the Site is inappropriate for its proposed use, Prvt Party makes no express or implied representation or warranty about the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of information provided on this Site. Rather, Prvt Party, like you, is relying on the various representations which have been made to it by the various venues. If such representations by the venues through the Site are not sufficient for your purposes or you desire further information, you should consult the venue itself or other primary sources of information that are more accurate, complete, reliable, and timely. You agree that you have responsibility to monitor changes to this Site. Prvt Party reserves the right to modify this Site at any time without notice, but does not undertake any responsibility to update or correct the Site.
This Site and all of its content are the exclusive property of Prvt Party and its licensors (including, as applicable, certain venues relating to their trademarks, etc.) and service providers. This includes, without limitation, all text, design, graphics, videos, logos, images, icons, downloads, interfaces, code, and software, and the selection and arrangement thereof. This Site and all of its content are protected individually and as a compilation by copyright, trademark, and other applicable laws of the United States and other countries, and Prvt Party reserves all its rights thereunder. All trademarks, service marks, trade dress, and logos on this Site are the property of Prvt Party or their respective owners (such as venues which are allowed to place their brands and/or logos on the Site or the applicable pages thereof for marketing and/or promotional purposes). Nothing on this Site shall be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, trade dress or logo without the owner’s prior written permission, except as otherwise expressly stated herein. Prvt Party makes no warranty or representation that your use of this Site will not infringe rights of third parties.
Prvt Party allows Site users to access, download, print, and copy the material contained on this Site for their use in connection with our services, provided that such use must be limited to what is reasonably necessary for such purposes, and that users must not modify or delete any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notice on such material. Prvt Party expressly prohibits any other use of content of this Site, including without limitation copying, uploading, modifying, distributing, publishing, transmitting, reverse engineering, selling, licensing, or creating derivative works from any content of this Site or the Prvt Party services described herein. Any use of content of this Site for purposes competitive to Prvt Party is expressly prohibited. Prvt Party also expressly prohibits any use of any hardware, device, software, or routine to damage or interfere with this Site or its operation or to gain unauthorized access to any hardware, software, system, or data.
Prvt Party prohibits anyone from framing this Site or its content or using our Site content or proprietary marks as meta tags, except with our prior written consent. This prohibition covers all framing and “hidden text” techniques and technology.
Your use of this Site constitutes acknowledgement that you are responsible for any material you submit via this Site in any manner. Your responsibility includes without limitation assuring the legality, ownership of and truthfulness of and intellectual property and other rights to the information you submit. You may not submit false or misleading information about your identity or contact addresses or the origin of the material you are submitting, including when registering and submitting content using the Site. You are prohibited from submitting, uploading, publishing, or otherwise distributing in connection with this Site any content that (i) may violate any law or give rise to liability; (ii) may violate or infringe on the rights of any party, including without limitation intellectual property rights and rights to privacy; (iii) is false, fraudulent, libelous, defamatory, obscene, sexually oriented, profane, threatening, harassing, abusive, or otherwise objectionable; (iv) is confidential or proprietary to a third party without their authorization; or (v) may contain malware, spam, commercial content, political campaigning, or chain letters.
As a convenience to you, this Site may contain links to other sites operated by Prvt Party, its affiliates, or third parties. Different terms and conditions may apply to your use of linked sites. Prvt Party is not responsible for the content, security, operation, or use of any linked sites operated by others or the services that may be offered or obtained through those sites. Inclusion of links to other sites should not be viewed as recommendation, approval, or endorsement of those sites or their content by Prvt Party. Prvt Party is not responsible for any harm, loss, damages, or other liabilities incurred as a result of your use, purchase of goods, services, or any resources, content or other transactions made in connection with linked sites. Please review carefully any such third party’s policies, practices and related terms and conditions of service and make sure you understand them before you engage in any transaction.
YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. PRVT PARTY DISCLAIMS ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO (I) THE IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (II) ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING TITLE AND NONINFRINGEMENT; AND (III) ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED FROM A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR COURSE OF DEALING. PRVT PARTY MAKES NO REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY THAT (A) THIS SITE OR ANY TECHNOLOGY ASSOCIATED WITH IT WILL BE SECURE OR FREE FROM MALWARE; (B) ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (C) INFORMATION ON THE SITE WILL BE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR TIMELY; OR (D) USE OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS ON THIS SITE (OTHER THAN REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES FROM THE VARIOUS VENUES ON WHICH BOTH WE AND YOU RELY, AS DISCUSSED ABOVE) WILL BE ADEQUATE, USEFUL, RELIABLE, OR SUITABLE FOR ANY PURPOSE. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN ADVICE OR INFORMATION YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM PRVT PARTY OR THROUGH OR FROM THIS SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION FROM UPLOADING OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THIS SITE.
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT PERMIT THE DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES. IN SUCH A JURISDICTION, THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE TO ALL OF THE FOLLOWING: (I) THIS SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU IN CONNECTION WITH OUR SERVICES AND SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS; (II) YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THIS SITE; (III) USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK; (IV) ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE MAY BE INTERCEPTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES; AND (V) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE EXPRESSLY PROVIDED IN WRITTEN AGREEMENTS EXECUTED BETWEEN US, NEITHER PRVT PARTY, NOR ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THIS SITE, OR BOOKINGS MADE OR CANCELLED ON THIS SITE, OR ANY OTHER SITE YOU ACCESS THROUGH A LINK OR INFORMATION ON THIS SITE OR FROM ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US, OR ANY DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, OR FROM ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICES ADVERTISED IN OR OBTAINED THROUGH THIS SITE, THE REMOVAL OR DELETION OF ANY MATERIALS POSTED ON OR SUBMITTED TO THIS SITE, THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, THE STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OUR SITE, RELIANCE ON CONTENT, USER SUBMISSIONS, AND/OR OTHER SUBMISSIONS ON OUR SITE, OR ANYTHING OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF PRVT PARTY, ITS AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS, OR THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES.
THIS DISCLAIMER APPLIES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY ARISING FROM ANY ERROR, OMISSION, DEFECT, FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DELAY, MALWARE, DATA CORRUPTION, OR NETWORK OR SYSTEM OUTAGE RELATING TO THIS SITE. THIS DISCLAIMER ALSO APPLIES TO ANY TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSS, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LOSS OF YOUR OR ANY THIRD PARTY’S PROFITS, AND ANY THEFT, DESTRUCTION, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, LOSS, OR USE OF ANY RECORD OR DATA. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT PRVT PARTY, ITS AFFILIATES, AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ACTS OF ANY THIRD PARTY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY ILLEGAL, DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR UNAUTHORIZED CONDUCT BY ANY USER OF THIS SITE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES OR LIMITATION ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY LASTS. IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, ALL OR A PORTION OF THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
ALL USERS OF THE SITE ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT PRVT PARTY AND EACH OF THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES ARE RELEASED, DISCHARGED, AND HELD HARMLESS FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FROM THIRD-PARTY CLAIMS MADE IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WRONGFUL DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY, MONEY DAMAGES, OUT-OF-POCKET AND COURT COSTS, ATTORNEY’S FEES, DAMAGE TO TANGIBLE PROPERTY OR REPUTATION, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIBEL, DEFAMATION, RIGHT OF PUBLICITY AND INVASION OF PRIVACY. PRVT PARTY AND EACH OF THE INDEMNIFIED PARTIES RESERVE THEIR RIGHTS TO ALL FORMS OF EQUITABLE AND LEGAL RELIEF RELATED TO FRAUD OR ILLEGAL ACTIVITY CONNECTED TO THE USE OF THE SITE.
We recognize that this Site may be accessed from anywhere in the world, and that the laws of the jurisdictions in which some users are located may differ substantially from those of the United States and the State of New York. Users should be aware that data related to this Site is hosted in the United States. Because we cannot practicably prevent users in different jurisdictions from accessing the Site, you are responsible for knowing and complying with the laws of your jurisdiction. If such laws conflict with your use of this Site or any of its content, this Site is not intended for you, and we ask you not to use it. Any offer of services made on the Site is void where prohibited.
You acknowledge and agree that licensed materials found on this Site are subject to the U.S. Export Administration Laws and Regulations. Diversion of such licensed materials contrary to U.S. law is prohibited. You agree that none of the licensed materials, nor any direct product therefrom, is being transferred, directly or indirectly, to proscribed or embargoed countries or their nationals. Proscribed countries are set forth in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations. Countries subject to U.S. embargo are: Cuba, Iran, Iraq, North Korea, Syria, and the Sudan. This list is subject to change without further notice from Prvt Party, and you must comply with the list as it exists in fact. You certify that you are not on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List or affiliated lists or on the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Specially Designated Nationals List. You agree to comply strictly with all U.S. export laws and assume sole responsibility for obtaining licenses to export or re-export the licensed materials as may be required.
Any of our technology for or on behalf of the United States of America, its agencies and/or instrumentalities (”U.S. Government”), is provided with Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph (c)(1)(ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer Software clause at DFARS 252.227-7013 or subparagraphs (c)(1) and (2) of the Commercial Computer Software — Restricted Rights at 48 CFR 52.227-19, as applicable.
Prvt Party reserves the right to remove or bar any person from this Site and prevent anyone from uploading or downloading materials to or from this Site, without notice and in Prvt Party’s sole discretion. Prvt Party also reserves all other rights it may have, including without limitation the right to seek any other relief to which Prvt Party may be entitled by law or in equity.
If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on or linked to without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide notice to our Chief Operating Officer at [email protected]. Your notice should include the following information: (i) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (ii) identification of the allegedly infringing material on the Prvt Party Site that is requested to be removed; (iii) your name, address, daytime telephone number, and email address so that we may contact you if necessary; (iv) a statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the copyrighted work is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; (v) a statement that the information in the notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that the signatory is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive copyright that is allegedly infringed; and (vi) an electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized on the owner’s behalf to assert infringement of the copyright and submit the statement.
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Last updated: February 4, 2019