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BrightStar Live Events Terms of Service

By using any of BrightStar's services, including any services found on the website, you agree to voluntarily consent to any and all Terms of Service found herein.

BrightStar has the right to modify this Terms of Service agreement at our discretion, and the terms will become effective immediately upon publication to this website.

1. Satisfaction Policies

We provide the ticketing software used to process ticket sales and admissions for the events on this website. We are not responsible for the production, experience or cancellation of events on our system. If you are unsatisfied with your experience with an event listed on the BrightStar system, you must speak to a valid representative of the event or venue.

2. Status as Content Provider

BrightStar is not responsible for any content posted or displayed on any page within the BrightStar website by our registered clients. Such information does not represent the viewpoints or opinions of our company. BrightStar cannot be held responsible for any agreements, contracts, unfulfilled promises or any communication made between one of our clients and a third party. BrightStar is not responsible for any illegal or unlawful material — including defamatory or copyrighted material — posted to an event page by a client on our system.

3. Accuracy of Information

Users of any of BrightStar services certify that any information provided to us is complete and accurate. BrightStar will make every effort to validate the billing information you provide to us; however, if we are unable to do so, we reserve the right to cancel your tickets or prohibit you from using this website.

4. Alteration of Event Listings

BrightStar reserves the right to expunge any event from the BrightStar website at any time, under any circumstances, and for any reason.

5. Refund Policies

BrightStar is unable to offer refunds after a ticket has been purchased; however, a refund may be issued when an event is canceled. If an event is canceled, a refund in the amount of the face value of the ticket (plus applicable fees) will be issued to customers who purchased tickets.

If an event is canceled, the event promoter is solely responsible for all applicable fees associated with the cancelation. The event promoter will have control over refund availability and duration. BrightStar will not be able to issue refunds until any outstanding balance for the refunds has been compensated by the event promoter.

6. Postponed Events

If an event is postponed to a later date, it is the client’s responsibility to update the listing and notify BrightStar. In such a case, the event’s promoter is required to accept outdated tickets at the door for entrance into the event.

7. BrightStar Ticket Purchasing Fees

Non-refundable service fees may be added to each ticket and/or order. By purchasing tickets from BrightStar, you agree to pay these fees and understand that the fees will not be refunded under any circumstances. The customer is responsible for any carrier fees associated with mobile ticket delivery.

8. Acceptable Methods of Payment

BrightStar currently accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express (AMEX), and Discover credit/debit cards for payment. All transactions will post a BRIGHTSTAR memo on your billing/bank statement.

9. Privacy Policies

BrightStar respects your right to privacy. While your email address and purchase information is provided to the business who organizes the event to which you have purchased tickets, we will never share your information with other third parties.

BrightStar is not responsible for any personal information posted on this website in a non-confidential manner (i.e. not posted via a secure form), and such information is not subject to the policies above.

10. Refusal of Services

BrightStar reserves the right to bar any registered client from use of any or all of BrightStar's services at any time, under any circumstances, and for any reason. Violation of any of the guidelines below will always result in such punitive action.

11. Illegal Content

Posting or linking to any illegal or unlawful content — including defamatory or copyrighted materials — on the BrightStar website will result in the termination of all services that BrightStar provides.

12. Prohibited Content

Posting any of the following on the BrightStar website may result in the termination, without compensation, of all services that BrightStar provides:

• Any communication that incites or promotes racism, sexism, homophobia, bigotry or physical harm to others
• Any communication that promotes harassment of others
• Any pornographic or sexually explicit material
• Any communication that solicits personal information for commercial or advertising purposes that is not otherwise approved by BrightStar
• Any communication intended to engage others in commercial activities that is not otherwise approved by BrightStar

13. Ticket Purchasing Limits

In order to discourage unfair ticket purchase practices, clients may set maximum limits for the number of tickets purchased per person. BrightStar is not responsible for these limits, nor are we able to circumvent them in any way. Any attempted or actual circumvention of these limits by a customer will result in the termination of any further use of any BrightStar services and the nullification of any tickets purchased.

14. Unlawful Ticket Reselling

BrightStar in no way condones the unlawful resale of tickets. Any unlawful attempt to resell tickets purchased through BrightStar will result in BrightStar terminating those tickets without compensation, as well as the customer being barred indefinitely from use of any BrightStar services.

15. Service Fee

BrightStar's service fee is $0.99 + 2% per ticket (+3% credit card processing fee).

16. BrightStar as Exclusive Ticketing Agent

Unless otherwise noted, BrightStar requires exclusive online ticket sales rights for all events sold through the BrightStar platform. 

17. Violation of Terms

If you violate any of the terms herein, BrightStar reserves the right to terminate your account, bar you from using any BrightStar services, cancel any ticket orders and take appropriate legal action.

18. External Links

BrightStar is not responsible for any content or services provided by any websites outside of the BrightStar website. This includes any content posted on the event organizer’s website or on any sites linked from the event pages.

19. Advertising

We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads after you visit our website. These companies may use information about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, you can read more on this page.

20. eNewsletter

Customers who purchase tickets through BrightStar receive a free subscription to our eNewsletter. Our eNewsletters contain inspirational content (articles, videos, podcasts, etc.) as well as information about upcoming events that pertain to yoga, meditation, spirituality, and personal growth. If you wish to stop receiving emails from us, you may unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the bottom of all our emails.

BRIGHTSTAR MERCHANT AGREEMENT

1. Who We Are.

1.1 BrightStar Live Events.

Welcome to BrightStar! Connecting hearts and minds... that’s what BrightStar Live Events is all about. We serve the consciousness community by fostering awareness of sacred music concerts, mindfulness workshops, yoga festivals and other gatherings that uplift the spirit.

1.2 The Services.

BrightStar’s websites and domains, including www.BrightStarEvents.net, and all of the webpages, subdomains, country level domain variants and subparts of those websites (collectively, our “Site”), all of the services available on or through the Site or otherwise provided by us (including our application programming interfaces), and all of our free mobile applications, (collectively, the “Applications”) are offered, maintained and provided by BrightStar. We refer to all of these as our “Services.” BrightStar is a Maine corporation with its principal place of business at 43 Main Street, Groton MA 01450 (“BrightStar,” “us,” “we” or “our”).

1.3 Organizers and Attendees.

Through the Services, BrightStar provides a simple and quick means for registered users who are event organizers, planners and charitable organizations (“Organizers” or “you”) to create event registration, speaker profile, organizer profile, fundraising and other webpages related to their events, to promote those pages and those events and to sell tickets and registrations (or issue free registrations), solicit donations and sell merchandise related to those events to users who wish to make purchases, registrations or donations from or to such events (including to free events) (“Attendees”).

2. Our Merchant Agreement.

2.1 Application.

The following policy sets forth the terms and conditions upon which Organizers can use the Services to create, promote and/or collect sales proceeds for an event selling tickets and/or registrations (this “Merchant Agreement”). By utilizing the BrightStar Platform accepting the Terms of Service, you agree to the terms of this Merchant Agreement without modification and enter into a binding contract with BrightStar, which will be applicable when and if you use the Services to create, promote and/or collect sales proceeds for an event selling tickets and/or registrations.

2.2 Incorporation By Reference.

This Merchant Agreement and the rights and obligations contained in this Merchant Agreement are in addition to and are incorporated into the Terms of Service by reference. Nothing in this Merchant Agreement shall be deemed to modify, waive, amend or rescind any other term of the Terms of Service.

3. Additional Registration Information.

3.1 Additional Information.

As part of the creation of a paid event or at any time following such creation, you may be required by BrightStar to provide additional information (beyond the information required to register for the Services) about yourself, the entity you represent (if any) and the principals/beneficial owners of the entity you represent (if any) (collectively, “Additional Registration Data”). As an example, the Additional Registration Data may include current address, doing business as (DBA) names, description of products, website address, bank account or other payment account information, Tax Identification Numbers, date of birth, passport or drivers license number, country of origin, copies of government identification documents and other personal information. This information may be used to verify your identity, the validity and/or legality of your transactions and/or whether you qualify to use the Services for paid events. You agree to: (a) provide this information in a timely, accurate and complete manner and (b) maintain and promptly update this information in a timely manner to ensure it remains accurate and complete at all times.

3.2 Disclosure Authorization.

Organizer agrees that BrightStar is permitted to share Registration Data (as defined in the Terms of Use), Additional Registration Data and information relating to your events and transactions on the Services with our Payment Processing Partners (as defined below), the Card Schemes (as defined below) and Alternative Form of Payment Frameworks (as defined below) and with your bank or other financial institution, in each case to the extent your transactions or events involve such third parties. In addition, you authorize BrightStar to verify your Registration Data and Additional Registration Data and conduct due diligence on you through third parties, including third-party credit reporting agencies.

3.3 Failure to Provide.

We reserve the right to suspend your BrightStar account or to withhold any amounts due to you in the event that we reasonably believe that your Registration Data or Additional Registration Data is inaccurate or if you fail to provide all Registration Data or Additional Registration Data within the timeframes requested.

4. Payment Methods; Payment Process.

4.1 Overview.

(a) Payment Methods.

There are two types of payment processing options Organizers may elect to use to collect sales proceeds for paid events: (i) “Facilitated Payment Processing” or “FPP,” which consists of collecting all sales proceeds from ticket, registration and merchandise sales and donations solicited via the Services (collectively, “Event Registration Fees”) using third party payment services, such as PayPal®; and (ii) “BrightStar Payment Processing,” “BPP,” or the “BPP Service,” in which BrightStar acts as Organizer’s limited payment collection agent for the purpose of collecting Event Registration Fees through its Payment Processing Partners (as defined below).

(b) BrightStar’s Role.

For the avoidance of doubt, BrightStar does not and will not provide banking, deposit taking, stored value, insurance or any other financial services to an Organizer other than, for Organizers who elect BPP, serving as a limited payment collection agent as set forth below. To provide the BPP Service, BrightStar utilizes third party gateways, payment processors, merchant acquirers and/or merchant acquiring banks with which we have relationships (collectively, “Payment Processing Partners”) and both Organizers and BrightStar are subject to the rules and regulations of such Payment Processing Partners. For convenience, BrightStar shows you a balance of proceeds for your events in your BrightStar account, however, that balance merely reflects the amount of Event Registration Fees collected by a third party payment service (FPP) or by our Payment Processing Partners (BPP), and in the case of BPP, represents only a general unsecured claim against BrightStar and not a store of value or a deposit/current account.

(c) Confirmations.

Upon an order being placed by an Attendee and confirmed through BrightStar, BrightStar generates a confirmation message and issues a unique confirmation number for such Attendee’s order. Organizer agrees to unconditionally accept, honor and fulfill all ticketing, registration, merchandise and donation commitments that have been confirmed by BrightStar through the Services, and it is Organizer’s responsibility to verify an Attendee’s confirmation number and/or any event restrictions prior to the applicable event.

(d) Fees.

Regardless of the payment processing option elected, Organizer agrees to pay BrightStar all applicable service fees for each ticket, registration or other item sold or donation solicited via the Services (the “BrightStar Service Fee”). To the extent Organizer uses BPP, Organizer also agrees to pay BrightStar the additional BrightStar Payment Processing fee (the “BrightStar Payment Processing Fee”) for each ticket, registration or other item sold or donation solicited via the Services. The BrightStar Service Fee and the BrightStar Payment Processing Fee vary by country and the current fees can be found at https://www.brightstarevents.net/services/pricing. Note that these fees are subject to change from time to time with respect to transactions that occur following the change. In addition, Organizer may from time to time request additional Services from BrightStar, including without limitation, marketing and promotion services, equipment leasing, on-site services, printed tickets and dedicated account management, which BrightStar may provide at its discretion and the terms of which will be covered by a separate written agreement. Fees for such ancillary Services (the “Ancillary Fees”) will be disclosed to Organizer prior to Organizer’s acceptance of such Services. The BrightStar Service Fee, the BrightStar Payment Processing Fee and the Ancillary Fees are referred to herein as the “Fees.”

4.2 Facilitated Payment Processing.

(a) Independent Relationship.

When using FPP, Organizers and Attendees effect the applicable payment transaction through a third party service and are bound by the applicable terms of use governing such service. Organizer will collect all Event Registration Fees through the applicable third party service and BrightStar accepts no obligation or liability with respect to such collection or the performance or nonperformance of such third party service.

(b) Invoices.

Invoices for Fees are sent to Organizers monthly for Fees incurred in the previous month. All invoices are due and payable within thirty (30) days of delivery of the invoice.

4.3 BrightStar Payment Processing.

(a) Underwriting.

If you have requested BPP, then upon receipt of Additional Registration Data, BrightStar will determine, in its discretion, whether you are qualified to use BPP. If you are not qualified to use BPP, but you are otherwise qualified to use the Services, BrightStar will notify you and you may switch to FPP unless the reason that you do not qualify for BPP is that your event is a Prohibited Event, you are a Prohibited Merchant and/or your transactions are Prohibited Transactions, in each case as such terms are defined in Section 5. For risk management and security reasons and to meet the requirements imposed by our Payment Processing Partners, we may from time to time in our discretion impose a transaction limit on the amount of any given transaction that you process through BPP and you authorize us to reject any transaction over that limit.

(b) Payment Process.

Within five (5) business days after the successful completion of an event, BrightStar will pass along all Event Registration Fees related to such event that have been collected by our Payment Processing Partners, subject to (i) deduction of all applicable Fees then due; (ii) any other deductions authorized pursuant to this Merchant Agreement; (iii) any reserves established as set forth in subsection (f) below; and (iv) payment for mutually agreed advertising done on behalf of Organizer as set forth in separate agreements. Such payouts will be made only to the payout information designated by Organizer on the Services under “Payment Options.” Payouts are made by ACH, wire transfer for international payments or by check to an address in the United States.

(c) Appointment as Agent.

With respect to any events for which Organizer uses BPP, Organizer hereby appoints BrightStar as Organizer's limited payment collection agent solely for the purpose of collecting payments made by Attendees for such events through our Payment Processing Partners. Organizer agrees that a payment made by an Attendee to BrightStar shall be considered the same as a payment made by an Attendee directly to Organizer and Organizer will sell or provide all advertised goods and services to the Attendee as if Organizer had directly received the Event Registration Fees from such Attendee, regardless of whether the Event Registration Fees have yet to be received from BrightStar. Organizer agrees that in its role as limited agent, BrightStar is authorized to (i) enable Attendees to transfer or upgrade a ticket and/or registration (if such transfers are permitted by Organizer during the event registration process); (ii) hold, disburse and retain proceeds on Organizer’s behalf pursuant to this Merchant Agreement; (iii) issue refunds to Attendees as set forth in Section 4.4 below; and (iv) manage credit card chargebacks as set forth in subsection (g) below. In accepting appointment as the limited agent of Organizer, BrightStar assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of Organizer and Organizer understands that BrightStar’s obligation to pay Organizer is subject to and conditional upon receipt of the associated Event Registration Fees from Attendees. Organizer further authorizes BrightStar to delegate its obligations under this Merchant Agreement to certain of its affiliated entities both within and outside the United States, provided, that BrightStar will remain liable for the discharge of its obligations under this Merchant Agreement by such affiliated entities.

(d) Advances.

Organizer agrees that all Event Registration Fees for a given event are earned by Organizer only following the conclusion of the applicable event. BrightStar, in its discretion, may determine to advance a portion of Event Registration Fees to Organizer prior to the period set forth in Section 4.3(b), on such terms and conditions set forth in this Merchant Agreement and/or such terms that Organizer and BrightStar agree to in a separate Advance Payments Agreement. Organizer agrees that any payments made by BrightStar of Event Registration Fees prior to the fifth (5th) business day after the end date of the applicable event are merely advances of amounts that may become due to Organizer under this Merchant Agreement. If BrightStar decides to advance a portion of BrightStar Registration Fees to Organizer, Organizer acknowledges and agrees that BrightStar may at any time (i) terminate or suspend Organizer’s right to receive such advance payments; and/or (ii) alter the terms (i.e. frequency, reserve rate and maximum aggregate cap) of such advance payments made to Organizer. In addition, Organizer agrees that BrightStar may demand back such advances (or any portion thereof) from time to time in its discretion based upon the level of refunds, disputed charges, chargebacks, customer complaints, allegations of fraud, changes in Organizer’s credit profile or the underlying event(s)’ risk profile, or breaches of the Terms of Service, including this Merchant Agreement. Upon receipt of notice of any such demand, Organizer shall thereupon promptly pay back to BrightStar the portion of any such advance demanded. Organizer acknowledges and agrees that BrightStar has the right to withhold funds as set forth in Section 4.5(a) of this Merchant Agreement. Organizer also acknowledges and accepts its obligations under Section 4.3(g) and 4.4(c) of the Merchant Agreement, including its obligations to reimburse BrightStar for refunds and credit card chargebacks.

(e) Cancellations; Nonperformance.

No payments shall be made to Organizer with respect to any event that is canceled or with respect to which BrightStar believes there is a risk of cancellation or nonperformance, unless BrightStar receives adequate security (as determined by BrightStar in its discretion) for Organizer’s obligations under this Merchant Agreement. In addition, no Event Registration Fees for a given event shall be earned until that event is successfully completed. If payments have already been made to an Organizer for a canceled event, Organizer will immediately refund to a payment address designated by BrightStar all such payments upon cancellation of such event for the purpose of effecting refunds if refunds are being made under Section 4.4.

(f) Reserves.

BrightStar reserves the right to retain a certain percentage of Event Registration Fees (with such percentage being determined by BrightStar in its discretion) to fund a reserve (i) at any time as we determine in our discretion to be necessary based upon the level (or expected level) of refunds, disputed charges, chargebacks, customer complaints, allegations of fraud or changes in Organizer’s credit profile or the underlying event(s)’ risk profile; and (ii) as otherwise necessary to secure the performance of your obligations under the Terms of Service, including this Merchant Agreement. BrightStar’s right to hold a reserve shall continue following the applicable event(s) and until either (A) Organizer has discharged all obligations under the Terms of Service and the applicable periods for refunds, disputed charges, chargebacks, and complaints have passed or (B) Organizer has otherwise provided BrightStar with adequate security (as determined by BrightStar in its discretion) for its obligations under the Terms of Service, whether matured or unmatured, contingent or non-contingent, or liquidated or unliquidated.

(g) Chargebacks; Reversals.

Any credit card chargebacks or other transaction reversals initiated against BrightStar or its affiliates for any reason (except to the extent they are caused solely by BrightStar’s negligence or willful misconduct) with respect to an Organizer’s event and all related credit card association, payment processing, re-presentment, penalty and other fees and expenses incurred by BrightStar or its affiliates in connection with such chargebacks shall ultimately be the responsibility of Organizer, and Organizer agrees to promptly and fully reimburse BrightStar for such amounts on demand. As part of BrightStar’s limited payment collection agency, BrightStar will use commercially reasonable efforts to manage the re-presentment of such chargebacks and reversals on behalf of Organizer and Organizer hereby authorizes BrightStar to do so and agrees to use reasonable efforts to cooperate with BrightStar in such re-presentment. However, BrightStar shall have no obligation to re-present any chargeback that it believes in its discretion it is more likely than not to lose or that relates to a transaction that should be refunded in accordance with the Organizer’s refund policy or the provisions of Section 4.4(c) below.

(h) Special Payment Terms.

The following additional terms apply to the extent you use the corresponding payment option:
i. Recurring Payments/Payment Plans. Organizer may use BrightStar’s “Payment Plan” functionality, upon BrightStar’s prior approval. If Organizer elects to use such functionality, Organizer agrees to display all notices required by and to comply in all respects with all applicable local, state, provincial, national and other laws, rules and regulations, including with respect to consumer cancellations and refunds. No additional fees or increased prices may be charged for tickets purchased on “Payment Plan” and the number of installments may not exceed four (4).

4.4 Refunds.

(a) Refund Policy and Process.

BrightStar’s Terms of Service set forth a no refund policy. Regardless of what payment method is selected, Organizer agrees to communicate a refund policy to Attendees with respect to each event posted on the Services, including any deviation from the BrightStar no refund policy. All refunds for BPP transactions must be processed through BrightStar, unless otherwise agreed by BrightStar. Refunds for FPP transactions must be processed by Organizer.

(b) Refund Disputes.

Regardless of what payment method is selected, all disputes regarding refunds are between Organizer and its Attendees. In the event of a dispute, BrightStar may try to mediate, but ultimately it is Organizer’s obligation to settle the dispute. Notwithstanding the foregoing, with respect to BPP transactions, BrightStar shall have the right to make refunds on Organizer’s behalf as set forth in subsection (c) below.

(c) Mandatory Refunds.

Notwithstanding the foregoing, Organizer authorizes BrightStar to make refunds in the following situations (i) Organizer specifically authorizes the refunds at the time; (ii) BrightStar believes in its discretion that specific orders should be refunded under the Organizer’s posted refund policy, including without limitation, that they are required by applicable local, state, provincial, national or other law, rule or regulation or the Payment Scheme Rules; (iii) BrightStar believes in its discretion that the refund request, if not granted, will lead to a chargeback that BrightStar is more likely than not to lose; (iv) Organizer failed to list a refund policy on the applicable event page and BrightStar believes in its discretion that a refund would be reasonable under the circumstances; (v) BrightStar believes in its discretion that specific orders are fraudulent (e.g., made with stolen credit cards or otherwise not bona fide transactions); or (vi) BrightStar believes in its discretion that the order is a duplicate. Organizer also authorizes BrightStar to make refunds of any and all orders (including those for unrelated events) if (A) BrightStar believes in its discretion that Organizer has engaged in any fraudulent activity or made any misrepresentations; (B) BrightStar believes in its discretion that there is substantial risk of nonperformance by Organizer with respect to the applicable event or future events; (C) BrightStar believes in its discretion that it is likely to receive complaints, refund requests, transaction reversals and/or chargebacks with respect to a substantial amount of orders; or (D) BrightStar believes in its discretion that Organizer is a Prohibited Merchant, has used the Services to process Prohibited Transactions or to manage Prohibited Events or that failing to make the refunds would otherwise expose BrightStar to legal liability. Because all sales are ultimately made by Organizers, Organizer hereby agrees to promptly and fully reimburse BrightStar and its affiliates upon demand for refunds that BrightStar makes pursuant to this Merchant Agreement, other than to the extent that the necessity for such refunds are caused by BrightStar’s negligence or willful misconduct. Organizer acknowledges and agrees that chargebacks will result in losses to BrightStar in excess of the amount of the underlying transaction and that by refunding transactions in advance of a chargeback BrightStar is mitigating such losses and its damages with respect to Organizer’s breach of this Merchant Agreement.

4.5 Non-Exclusive Remedies; Taxes.

(a) Non-Exclusive Remedies.

In the event that Organizer fails to pay to BrightStar any amount owed pursuant to the Terms of Service (including without limitation this Merchant Agreement) when due and following a late payment notice being delivered by BrightStar, such amount shall bear interest calculated from the date due until paid in full at a rate equal to the lesser of (i) one percent (1%) per month, compounded monthly; and (ii) the maximum amount permitted by applicable local, state, provincial, national or other laws, rules or regulations. In the event any amounts are owed by Organizer to BrightStar under the Terms of Service (including without limitation this Merchant Agreement), BrightStar may, without limiting its other rights and remedies and to the extent permitted by applicable local, state, provincial, national or other laws, rules or regulations (A) withhold any amounts due to Organizer, whether for a particular event or for any other event that Organizer lists through the Services and use the withheld amount to setoff the amount owed by Organizer to BrightStar; and/or (B) send an invoice to Organizer for such amounts to the extent Organizer’s outstanding balance is insufficient to cover these costs, in which case Organizer shall pay BrightStar such invoiced amounts within thirty (30) days after the date of the invoice. If payment for any amounts due to BrightStar hereunder is not made by Organizer when due and after receiving a late payment notice from BrightStar, BrightStar reserves the right, in its discretion and without limiting its other rights and remedies, to suspend or terminate Organizer’s registration for the Services (including any and all accounts that Organizer may have).

(b) Costs of Collection.

Organizer agrees to promptly and fully reimburse BrightStar upon demand for all out-of-pocket costs and expenses, including without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, incurred by BrightStar in collecting past due amounts from Organizer under this Merchant Agreement, the Terms of Service or otherwise.

(c) Taxes.

i. You are solely responsible for determining which, if any, sales, use, amusement, value-added, goods and services, consumption, excise and other taxes, duties, levies and charges (collectively, “Taxes”) apply to your use of the Services and you agree that it is your sole responsibility to, and that you will, collect, remit and report the correct amounts of all such Taxes to the applicable governmental authorities. If you do collect Taxes on the Services, those Taxes will be treated like Event Registration Fees and BrightStar will pay such amounts to you at the same time as the underlying Event Registration Fees. If you use any tax tools or tax calculators that require you to input a tax registration number, you represent and warrant that such tax registration number is true and correct. BrightStar cannot give you legal or tax advice, so please be sure to check with your own tax advisor about any applicable Taxes. In the event that a governmental authority requires BrightStar to pay any Taxes attributable to your use of the Services, you agree to promptly and fully reimburse BrightStar for such Taxes upon demand and all costs, penalties, interest and expenses related thereto. Additionally, in the event that a governmental authority requires BrightStar to provide proof that Taxes attributable to your use of the Services were collected, remitted, and reported to the respective government authority, you agree to promptly furnish the requested proof upon BrightStar’s request within five (5) days of the request.
ii. Due to IRS regulations, if BrightStar processes transactions, issues you payouts in excess of $600 and you are not a corporation, BrightStar is required to report to the IRS (i) the gross amount of transactions for which you have been paid in that calendar year. As part of these IRS regulations, BrightStar is required to either (A) collect Your Tax Information (ii) your name; (iii) your address; and (iv) your Tax Identification Number (“Your Tax Information”) ; or (B) establish that you are a foreign person not subject to US taxes.
iii. BrightStar reserves the right to withhold the payment of any amounts owed to you hereunder and dispose of them as required by applicable local, state, provincial, national or other law, rule, regulation, judgment or order, in each case as determined by BrightStar.

4.7 Escheatment.

If your account has had no activity for a period of time set forth in applicable unclaimed property (e.g., escheatment) laws and we hold funds related to your account, then we will notify you as required by applicable laws. If you do not claim your unclaimed funds within the timeframe notified to you, then we will escheat them to the applicable governmental authority in accordance with applicable laws.

5. Prohibited Merchants; Prohibited Events; Prohibited Transactions.

5.1 Prohibited Merchants.

By registering for the Services and accepting this Merchant Agreement, you represent and warrant that:

(a) you are not located in, and you are not a national or resident of, any country to which the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, Australia or Canada has embargoed goods and/or services of the same type as the Services (“Restricted Countries”);

(b) you are not a person or entity or under the control of or affiliated with a person or entity that (i) appears on the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control’s Specially Designated Nationals List, Foreign Sanctions Evaders List or Palestinian Legislative Council List; (ii) appears on the U.S. Department of State’s Terrorist Exclusion List; (iii) appears on the Bureau of Industry and Security’s Denied Persons List; (iv) appears on the Consolidated List of Targets published by the U.K. HM Treasury; (v) appears on the Consolidated List published by the A.U. Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or (vi) is subject to sanctions in any other country; and

(c) you are not listed in the MasterCard MATCH terminated merchant database or Visa terminated merchant file and your right to access each Card Scheme and each Alternative Form of Payment is not presently revoked or suspended.
If you fall into any of the categories set forth above, as determined by BrightStar in its discretion, you are a “Prohibited Merchant.”

5.2 Prohibited Events.

You may not post events to the Services that:

(a) violate or facilitate the violation of any applicable local, state, provincial, national or other law, rule or regulation;

(b) take place in Restricted Countries; and

(c) contain any Content (as defined in the Terms of Use) that would violate the Terms of Use, including without limitation Section 8.1 of the Terms of Use.

Any event that falls into any of the categories set forth above, as determined by BrightStar in its discretion, is a “Prohibited Event.”

5.3 Prohibited Transactions.

You may not use BPP to process any of the following transactions and you represent and warrant that you will not submit for processing through the Services:

(a) any transaction that is fraudulent or criminal in nature;

(b) any transaction that would constitute a “restricted transaction” as defined in the Unlawful Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 or Regulation GG; and

(c) any transaction that would constitute sending money to another party other than for the purchase of bona fide tickets or registrations to, or solicitation of a donation for, events, or sale of items related to such events.
Any transaction that falls into any of the categories set forth above, as determined by BrightStar in its discretion, is a “Prohibited Transaction.”

5.4 Remedies.

In the event that BrightStar discovers that you are a Prohibited Merchant, that you have posted a Prohibited Event and/or that you have attempted to process or processed a Prohibited Transaction, then BrightStar may take any or all of the following actions in its discretion in addition to any and all remedies that BrightStar may have under the law or elsewhere in the Terms of Service:

(a) suspend or terminate your BrightStar account;

(b) alter, edit, or remove any Prohibited Event or any portion thereof;

(c) block, reverse or refund any or all of your transactions;

(d) hold any and all funds associated with your account to the extent required by applicable local, state, provincial, national or other law, rule, regulation, judgment or order; and

(e) refer you, your events and/or your transactions and information relating to the same to our Payment Processing Partners, the Card Schemes, the Alternative Form of Payment Frameworks and/or applicable law enforcement agencies for further action.

6. Representations And Warranties. In addition to the representations and warranties contained herein, you represent and warrant to us that (a) if you represent an entity, that entity is duly organized, validly existing and in good standing under the laws of the state, province or country of its formation; (b) you, or the entity you represent (if applicable), have all requisite power and authority to enter into this Agreement and to carry out the transactions contemplated hereby; (c) the entering into and performing of this Agreement by you, or if you represent an entity by the entity you represent, will not result in any breach of, or constitute default under, any applicable local, state, provincial, national or other law, rule, regulation, judgment or order, or other agreement to which you or it is a party, including without limitation, any other agreement for the sale of tickets or registrations; and (d) if you represent an entity, you have the full right, legal power and actual authority to bind such entity to the terms and conditions hereof.

7. Termination. BrightStar may terminate this Merchant Agreement and your right to use the Services to create, promote and collect sales proceeds for a paid event (a) if you are in violation or breach of any provision of this Merchant Agreement; or (b) if our Payment Processing Partners terminate our right to provide the BPP Service or your right to accept payments via the BPP Service in their sole discretion.

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