Terms of Service
1. Welcome to Wondervent
Welcome to Wondervent. By using this website (the “Site”) and services (together with the Site, the “Services”) offered by Wondervent, LLC (together with its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, representatives, consultants, employees, officers, and directors — collectively, “Wondervent,” “we,” or “us”), you’re agreeing to these legally binding rules (the “Terms”). You’re also agreeing to follow any other rules on the Site.
We may change these terms from time to time. If we do, we’ll let you know about any material changes, either by notifying you on the Site or by sending you an email. New versions of the terms will never apply retroactively — we’ll tell you the exact date they go into effect. If you keep using Wondervent after a change, that means you accept the new terms. While we will do our best to inform you of any changes to terms, service agreements, or other legal agreements that you have agreed to related to third parties, partners, or other affiliates whose services are employed in the course of executing Wondervent's normal functions, it is not our responsiblity to do so, and you are encouraged to review these when agreeing to them. Wondervent is for your personal, non-commercial use, except as explained in section 4 and section 5 below.
2. About Creating an Account
You can browse Wondervent without registering for an account. But to use some of Wondervent’s functions, you’ll need to register, choose an account name, and set a password. When you do that, the information you give us has to be accurate and complete. Don’t impersonate anyone else, choose names that are offensive or that violate anyone’s rights, or create more than one account for your use. If you don’t follow these rules, we may cancel your account(s).
You’re responsible for all the activity on your account, and for keeping your password confidential. If you find out that someone’s used your account without your permission, you should report it to team@wondervent.com.
To sign up for an account, you need to be at least 18 years old, or old enough to form a binding contract where you live. If necessary, we may ask you for proof of age.
3. Things You Should Not Do
In using Wondervent, we expect you to behave responsibly and help keep this a nice place. Do not do any of these things on the Site:
  • Do not break the law. Do not take any action that infringes or violates other people’s rights, violates the law, or breaches any contract or legal duty you have toward anyone.
  • Do not lie to people. Do not post information you know is false, misleading, or inaccurate. Do not do anything deceptive or fraudulent.
  • Do not offer prohibited items or services. Do not offer services or create events that are illegal, violate any of Wondervent’s policies, rules, or guidelines, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, or regulation
  • Do not victimize anyone. Do not do anything threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, tortious, obscene, profane, or invasive of another person’s privacy.
  • Do not spam. Do not distribute unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional material, or any junk mail, spam, or chain letters. Do not run mail lists, listservs, or any kind of auto-responder or spam on or through the Site.
  • Do not harm anyone’s computer. Do not distribute software viruses, or anything else (code, films, programs) designed to interfere with the proper function of any software, hardware, or equipment on the Site (whether it belongs to Wondervent or another party).
  • Do not abuse other users’ personal information. When you use Wondervent — and especially if you create a successful event— you may receive information about other users, including things like their names, email addresses, and postal addresses. This information is provided for the purpose of participating in a Wondervent event: do not use it for other purposes, and do not abuse it.
Additionally, it is important that Wondervent remains a secure and functional website site. As such, we ask that you agree to the following:
  • Do not try to interfere with the proper workings of the Services.
  • Do not bypass any measures we’ve put in place to secure the Services.
  • Do not try to damage or get unauthorized access to any system, data, password, or other information, whether it belongs to Wondervent or another party.
  • Do not take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our infrastructure, or on our third-party providers. (We reserve the right to determine what’s reasonable.)
  • Do not use any kind of software or device (whether it’s manual or automated) to “crawl” or “spider” any part of the Site.
  • Do not take apart or reverse engineer any aspect of Wondervent in an effort to access things like source code, underlying ideas, or algorithms.
4. How Event Campaigns Work
Wondervent provides a funding platform for events. An "Event is defined as any physical, digital or other gathering, activity, or happening facilitated by our site. The “Campaign” is defined as the period from which the event is proposed and appears on the Site until pledges are no longer accepted on the Site. The "Project" is defined as all elements on Wondervent, tangible and intangible, created, entered, or uploaded by the event creator (also known as the “Host”), related to an event, and intended to be accessible to pontential Participants, including the Campaign, images, text, and other relevant elements. When a Host posts an event on Wondervent, they are inviting other people to form a contract with them. Anyone who funds or participates in their event (known individually as a “Participant” or collectively as “Participants”) is accepting the Host’s offer, and forming that contract.
Wondervent is not a part of this contract — the contract is a direct legal agreement between the Host and the Participant. Here are the terms that govern that agreement:
When a Project is successfully funded, the Host must execute the event as described on the event description page. Once an event Host has done so, they’ve satisfied their obligation to their Participants.
Throughout the process, the Host owes their Participants a high standard of effort, honest communication, and a dedication to bringing the event to life. At the same time, Participants must understand that when they back an event, they’re helping to bring the event to fruition as imagined and described by the Host. There may be changes or delays due to the practicality or feasibility of enacting this vision in the real world, and there’s a chance something could happen that prevents the Host from being able to execute the event as promised.
If a Host is unable to execute their event as proposed, they’ve failed to live up to the basic obligations of this agreement. To right this, they must make every reasonable effort to find another way of bringing the event to fruition for Participants. A Host in this position has only remedied the situation and met their obligations to Participants if:
  • they communicate to Participants what work has been done, how funds were used, and what prevents them from executing the event as planned;
  • they work diligently and in good faith to bring the event to fruition in a manner as close to the original proposal as possible and in a timeframe that’s communicated to Participants;
  • they’re able to demonstrate that they’ve used funds appropriately and made every reasonable effort to execute the event as promised;
  • they’ve been honest, and have made no material misrepresentations in their communication to Participants; and
  • they offer to return any remaining funds to Participants (in proportion to the amounts pledged), or else explain how those funds will be used to execute the event in some alternate form.
The Host is solely responsible for fulfilling the promises made in their Campaign. If they’re unable to satisfy the terms of this agreement, they may be subject to legal action by Participants. Wondervent is not responsible for helping the Participants meet these requirements in any way, including the facllitation of refunds from Hosts to Participants.
When an event is successfully funded, the Host agrees to hold the event as described at the place and time specified. At the conclusion of the Campaign, the Host has a 48 hour grace period to finalize bookings, make reservations, or otherwise secure the elements needed to carry out the event as described. Until this grace period expires or the Host explicitly ends the grace period by notifying Wondervent, the event may still be cancelled by the Host without charge or penalty. If the event is cancelled, no charge or penalty will be applied, the contract is void between the Host and each Participant, and all parties are released from their respective obligations.
If, at any time before the end of the 48 hour grace period or before the Host explicitly ends the grace period, whichever comes first, the Host becomes aware that the necessary components, such as a venue or other materially important component, cannot be secured, the Host may change the event, including the location or time, in order to execute the event the to best of the Host's ability in good faith. If a change is made, Participants will be notified by email and given 24 hours to rescind their financial or otherwise pledged backing (hereby known as the “Pledge”). If a Participant rescinds their Pledge, the contract between the event Host and that Participant is void, and no expectations are continued between those parties.
If the number of Participants who rescind their pledge brings the event below its minimum target for a successful campaign, the event Host may then decide to cancel the event entirely or proceed. If the event is cancelled, no charge or penalty will be applied, the contract is void between the event Host and each Participant, and all parties are released from their respective obligations. If the event Host decides to proceed, regardless of the reduced number of people, or if the number of people remains above the minimum goal for the event, then the event will proceed with the remaining Participants.
Wondervent reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, as well as the right to prevent events from proceeding forward. This includes the right to cancel events that do not meet the minimum requirements outlined by the Host on the event’s description page, regardless of the Host's willingness or desire to proceed.
Additionally, Participants grant Wondervent the right to give sufficient identifying details, such as their names, to the Host in order to allow the Host to confirm that those people seeking to attend the event during its execution are the Participants who pledged on the Site.
5. How Funding Works
These are the terms that apply when you’re backing an event:
  • You’re only charged if the Campaign reaches its goal. You will provide your payment information when you Pledge, but you won’t be charged. Your payment will only be collected if, at the time of the Project’s Campaign end, the Project has reached its goal and the event is not cancelled during the grace period. The exact amount you Pledged is the amount Wondervent will collect. If the campaign hasn’t reached its goal, you won’t be charged, no funds will be collected, and no money will change hands.
  • In some cases we’ll reserve the charge on your card. Wondervent and its payment partners may authorize or reserve a charge on your credit card (or whatever payment method you use) for any amount up to the full Pledge, at any time between the Pledge and the collection of funds.
  • You may contact us to request cancellation of your Pledge at any time before the event’s Campaign deadline. Wondervent reserves the right to approve or deny cancellations on a case-by-case basis. Once the Project has been funded, you can only cancel or change your pledge by making special arrangements directly with the Host.
  • The event details, such as the time and location, are the Host’s intended plan. The schedule, venue, or other details may change based on limits encountered. We ask Hosts to plan carefully, make arrangements as early as possible, and communicate with Participants about any changes.
  • Wondervent does not offer refunds. Responsibility for holding an event lies entirely with the Host. Wondervent doesn’t hold funds on Host’s behalf, cannot guarantee Host’s work or the quality of events, and does not offer refunds.
These are the terms that apply when you’re creating an event:
  • After your event has been funded, you can cancel and refund a Participant’s Pledge at any time. If you do, you have no further obligation to that specific Participant, and no agreement exists between you. Note that Wondervent plays no part in the process of refunds or cancellations.
  • We’ll charge our fees before putting funds in your account. Wondervent and its payment partners will subtract fees before transmitting the proceeds of a campaign to you.
  • Some Pledges can’t be collected, which might reduce the amount of funding you get. Because some payments can’t be collected — for instance, when a Participant’s credit card expires before funding ends, and they don’t provide updated information — we can’t guarantee that the amount of funding you receive will be exactly equal to the full amount pledged minus fees.
  • If a Participant of your event disputes the charge with their card issuer, you’ll be notified that a dispute has been filed. If the cardholder’s dispute is found valid, you authorize us to charge you for the amount of the chargeback.
  • Do not assume you will be able to hold your event; there could be a reason we are not able to accept it, or a problem that takes time to resolve. Do not assume you will be able to immediately collect your funding; there may be a delay between the end of a successful Campaign and your access to the funds. And do not take any actions in reliance on collecting any of the money Pledged until you actually have the ability to withdraw it from your account and spend it.
  • Do not charge participants for services at the event that were covered in the cost of the event or otherwise try to circumvent using Wondervent as a payment platform.
  • Do not assume you will be able to escape the gravitational pull of a black hole, even if you are outside of its event horizon. Chances are, if you get too close, you will still be pulled in.
6. Stuff We Don't Do and Aren’t Responsible For
Wondervent isn’t liable for any damages or losses related to your use of the Services. We don’t become involved in disputes between users, or between users and any third party relating to the use of the Services. We don’t oversee the performance or punctuality of events, and we don’t endorse any content users submit to the Site. When you use the Services, you release Wondervent from claims, damages, and demands of every kind — known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, disclosed or undisclosed — arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and the Services. All content you access through the Services is at your own risk. You’re solely responsible for any resulting damage or loss to any party.
Wondervent is not responsible for any legal fees, damage, injury, disability, or loss of life resulting from Events or anything related to an Event. Wondervent is not responsible for any violations of federal, state, or local laws by Hosts or Attendees. Wondervent cannot be held responsible for any any activities that violate federal, state, or local law carried out in the course of holding an Event. Wondervent is not responsible for guaranteeing the legality of the Event where it is being held, and holding or attempting to hold an Event that is in violation of federal, state, or local laws is prohibited on the Site. (As an example, a home poker game might be legal in some places but not in others.)
Wondervent is not responsible for problems arising from inappropriate use of the site, including hacking, manipulation of URIs, database breaches, or unauthorized access of accounts, whether malicious or unintentional. This includes unauthorized access of user accounts and any resulting charges or monetary transfers.
Wondervent is not responsible for providing any resources to Hosts for their events beyond the Services explicitly provided for in the Terms. Wondervent is not responsible for confirming that the numbers and types of tickets that have been purchased are in accordance with the limits specified by the Host during the Campaign. Hosts are responsible for checking signups and numbers of different kinds of tickets to ensure they are able to fulfill the terms as specified during the Campaign, as well as ensuring that events are held in good faith in accordance with the description provided during the Campaign.
7. Our Fees
Creating an account on Wondervent is free. If you create an event that is successfully funded, we (and our payment partners) collect fees. Our partners’ fees may vary slightly based on your location.
Some funds pledged by users are collected by payment providers. Each payment provider is its own company, and Wondervent isn’t responsible for its performance.
All currencies on the site are in United States Dollars (USD). All transactions are in USD. Wondervent only accepts United States bankc accounts, credit cards, and addresses for sending checks.
Wondervent collects a fee per Participant, in addition to any fees for our payments partners. The price per person is defined as the price set by the Host at the time of the creation of the event. Discrepancies, typically no more than $0.01 to $0.02 (USD), between the price per person specified during event creation and the actual amount received per person may occur as a result of rounding effects. This is a consequence of Wondervent automatically calculating the price per person to charge so that, after fees, the Host receives the specified amount per person, and the fact that transactions are not handled in fractions of $0.01.
You are responsible for paying any additional fees or taxes associated with your use of Wondervent.
8. Other Websites
Wondervent may contain links to other websites. (For instance, event pages, user profiles, and comments may link to other sites.) When you access third-party websites, you do so at your own risk. We don’t control or endorse those sites.
Wondervent partners with other companies (such as Stripe) for payment processing. When you back or create an event, you’re also agreeing to the payment processor’s terms of service.
Payment processing services for Hosts on Wondervent may be provided by Stripe and, if so, are subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement, which includes the Stripe Terms of Service (collectively, the “Stripe Services Agreement”). By agreeing to these Terms or continuing to operate as a Host on Wondervent, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. As a condition of Wondervent enabling payment processing services through Stripe, you agree to provide Wondervent accurate and complete information about you and/or your business, and you authorize Wondervent to share it and transaction information related to your use of the payment processing services provided by Stripe.
9. Your Intellectual Property
Wondervent doesn’t own content you submit to us (your “Content”). But we do need certain licenses from you in order to perform our Services. When you submit an event for review, or launch an event campaign, you agree to these terms:
  • We can use the content you’ve submitted. You grant to us, and others acting on our behalf, the worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, sublicensable, transferable right to use, exercise, commercialize, and exploit the copyright, publicity, trademark, and database rights with respect to your Content.
  • When we use the content, we can make changes, like editing or translating it. You grant us the right to edit, modify, reformat, excerpt, delete, or translate any of your Content.
  • You won’t submit stuff you don’t hold the copyright for (unless you have permission). Your Content will not contain third-party copyrighted material, or material that is subject to other third-party proprietary rights, unless you have permission from the rightful owner of the material, or you are otherwise legally entitled to post the material (and to grant Wondervent all the license rights outlined here).
  • Any royalties or licensing on your Content are your responsibility. You will pay all royalties and other amounts owed to any person or entity based on your Content, or on Wondervent’s hosting of that Content.
  • You promise that if we use your Content, we’re not violating anyone’s rights or copyrights. If Wondervent or its users exploit or make use of your submission in the ways contemplated in this agreement, you promise that this will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including (without limitation) any privacy rights, publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, or any other intellectual property or proprietary rights.
  • You are responsible for the stuff you post. All information submitted to the Site, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person from whom that content originated.
  • We are not responsible for mistakes in your content. Wondervent will not be liable for any errors or omissions in any content.
10. Wondervent’s Intellectual Property
Wondervent’s Services are legally protected in various ways, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents, trade secrets, and other rights and laws. You agree to respect all copyright and other legal notices, information, and restrictions contained in any content accessed through the Site. You also agree not to change, translate, or otherwise create derivative works of the Service.
Wondervent grants you a license to reproduce content from the Services for personal use only. This license covers both Wondervent’s own protected content and user-generated content on the Site. (This license is worldwide, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, and non-transferable.) If you want to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, or store any of this content for a commercial purpose, you need prior written permission from Wondervent or the relevant copyright holder. A “commercial purpose” means you intend to use, sell, license, rent, or otherwise exploit content for commercial use, in any way.
You give full permission to Wondervent to use photographs, images, videotapes, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of the activities of an Event for any legitimate purpose in perpetuity and you understand that you shall not be entitled to any compensation therefore. You hereby grant permission gratis to Wondervent to film, videotape and record gratis Events or portions thereof and subsequently to telecast and otherwise utilize the same gratis in whatever manner Wondervent shall deem appropriate. You acknowledge that Wondervent and their representatives shall have the unlimited rights throughout the universe and/or multiverse(s) to copyright, use, reuse, publish, republish, broadcast and otherwise distribute all or any portion of an Event in which you may appear on any and all radio, network, cable and local television programs and in any print materials and in any other format or media (including electronic media) now known or hereinafter devised in perpetuity without compensation. In consideration and in return for being allowed to host or participate in an Event, you release and agree not to sue Wondervent from all present and future claims regarding your hosting or participation in Events that may be made by you, your family, estate heirs, or assigns.
11. How We Deal With Copyright Issues
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act lays out a system of legal requirements for dealing with allegations of copyright infringement. Wondervent complies with the DMCA, and we respond to notices of alleged infringement if they comply with the law and the requirements set forth in our Copyright Policy. We reserve the right to delete or disable content alleged to be infringing, and to terminate accounts for repeat infringers. (We do this when appropriate and at our sole discretion.)
If you’d like to submit a claim of copyright infringement, please contact us at team@wondervent.com.
12. Deleting Your Account
You can request to terminate your account at any time by contacting Us at team@wondervent.com. All provisions of this agreement survive termination of an account, including our rights regarding any content you’ve already submitted to the Site. (For instance, if you’ve launched a Project, deleting your account will not remove the Project from the Site.).
13. Our Rights
Wondervent reserves these rights:
  • We can make changes to the Wondervent Site and Services without notice or liability.
  • We have the right to decide who’s eligible to use Wondervent. We can cancel accounts or decline to offer our Services (especially if you are abusing them). We can change our eligibility criteria at any time. If these things are prohibited by law where you live, then we revoke your right to use Wondervent in that jurisdiction.
  • We have the right to cancel any pledge or support to any event, at any time and for any reason.
  • We have the right to reject, cancel, interrupt, remove, or suspend any Project or event at any time and for any reason.
  • We have the right to store, read, block, or otherwise interact with all communications that use Wondervent Services. These include but are not limited to email exchanges routed via Wondervent Services to avoid exposing email addresses to other Wondervent users.
Wondervent is not liable for any damages as a result of any of these actions, and it is our policy not to comment on the reasons for any such action.
14. Warranty Disclaimer
You use our Services solely at your own risk. They are provided to you “as is” and “as available” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied.
WONDERVENT SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES IMPLIED BY ANY COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE, OR USAGE OF TRADE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION (ORAL OR WRITTEN) OBTAINED BY YOU FROM WONDERVENT SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY.
15. Indemnification
If you do something that gets us sued, or break any of the promises you make in this agreement, you agree to defend, indemnify, and hold us harmless from all liabilities, claims, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees and other legal costs) that arise from or relate to your use or misuse of Wondervent. We reserve the right to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to this indemnification clause, in which case you agree that you’ll cooperate and help us in asserting any defenses.
16. Limitation of Liability
To the fullest extent permitted by law, in no event will Wondervent, its directors, employees, partners, suppliers, or content providers be liable for any indirect, incidental, punitive, consequential, special, or exemplary damages of any kind, including but not limited to damages (i) resulting from your access to, use of, or inability to access or use the Services; (ii) for any lost profits, data loss, or cost of procurement or substitute goods or services; or (iii) for any conduct of content of any third party on the Site. In no event shall Wondervent’s liability for direct damages be in excess of (in the aggregate) one hundred U.S. dollars ($100.00).
17. Dispute Resolution and Governing Law
We at Wondervent encourage you to contact us if you are having an issue before resorting to initiating legal action. In the unfortunate situation where legal action does arise, these Terms (and all other rules, policies, or guidelines incorporated by reference) will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and the United States, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law, and without application of the Uniform Computer Information Transaction Act or the United Nations Convention of Controls for International Sale of Goods. You agree that Wondervent and its Services are deemed a passive website that does not give rise to jurisdiction over Wondervent or its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, assigns, employees, agents, directors, officers, or shareholders, either specific or general, in any jurisdiction other than the State of Pennsylvania.
If a dispute arises from or relates to this contract or the breach thereof, and if the dispute cannot be settled through direct discussions, the parties agree to endeavor first to settle the dispute by mediation administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Mediation Procedures before resorting to arbitration. The parties further agree that any unresolved controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this contract, or breach thereof, shall be settled by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association in accordance with its Commercial Arbitration Rules and judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.
The place of arbitration shall be Pennsylvania. Each party will, upon written request of the other party, promptly provide the other with copies of all relevant documents. There shall be no other discovery allowed. The arbitration will be based on the submission of documents and there shall be no in-person or oral hearing. The arbitrators will have no authority to award punitive or other damages not measured by the prevailing party's actual damages, except as may be required by statute. Any award in an arbitration initiated under this clause shall be limited to monetary damages and shall include no injunction or direction to any party other than the direction to pay a monetary amount. Each party shall bear its own costs and expenses and an equal share of the arbitrators' and administrative fees of arbitration. Except as may be required by law, neither a party nor an arbitrator may disclose the existence, content, or results of any arbitration hereunder without the prior written consent of both parties.
18. The Rest
These Terms and the other material referenced in them are the entire agreement between you and Wondervent with respect to the Services. They supersede all other communications and proposals (whether oral, written, or electronic) between you and Wondervent with respect to the Services and govern our future relationship. If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under the law, that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms otherwise will remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The failure of either you or Wondervent to exercise any right provided for in these Terms in any way won’t be deemed a waiver of any other rights.
These Terms are personal to you. You can’t assign them, transfer them, or sublicense them unless you get Wondervent’s prior written consent. Wondervent has the right to assign, transfer, or delegate any of its rights and obligations under these Terms without your consent. Wondervent will provide you notice via email, written notice, or by conspicuously posting the notice on our Site.