Last updated: January 4, 2020
Community Guidelines for Event Promoters & Users
Fete Finder brings together a diverse community of people to discover a variety of experiences around the world. The integrity of our platform is something we take very seriously and we are committed to operating it in a safe, secure, legal and respectful way. That is why we developed these Community Guidelines to describe the types of events, activities, and content that we encourage-and prohibit-on Fete Finder.
NOTE: This list isn’t exhaustive and we may add to it; therefore, it is important that you continue to check in on any modifications or updates frequently. Please respect these Community Guidelines. If you come across any content that violates them, please contact us right away, or in the case of a specific event-related issue, use the Report This Event link.
In addition, these Community Guidelines are incorporated by reference into the Fete Finder Terms of Service, and capitalized terms in these Community Guidelines not otherwise defined here have the same definitions that we use in the Terms of Service.
Fete Finder is a place where anyone over the age of 18 can create or find Caribbean and soca-related experiences that appeal to their interests. While we may not agree with every view or opinion expressed at every event, we strongly believe in the fundamental right to free speech and assembly. To help you understand what is acceptable and isn’t acceptable on Fete Finder, we created this set of Community Guidelines:
Do’s for Promoters
You’re encouraged to create ONLY Caribbean-related events that unite individuals in the appreciation of Caribbean culture.
Post Self-Generated or Properly Obtained Content
You are welcome to use content in your event listing that you’ve created yourself, or procured appropriately, provided that it is not hateful or explicit in nature, or otherwise in violation of these Guidelines. This includes photos, videos, logos, and copy.
Do’s for all Fete Finder Users
Share Respectful, Celebratory Content
We highly encourage the use of content that celebrates the various cultures of the Caribbean. Express yourself and inspire our community with your unique perspective and insight.
Please note we may host message boards, blog feeds, social media feeds and other forums found on the site, and you may be able to submit suggestions, reviews, concepts, audio and video recordings, photos, artwork to various areas of Fete Finder (“User Content”).
You own all rights to your User Content. If you submit User Content to the Site, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, transferable, sublicensable, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, distribute, publicly perform, display, archive and commercialize your User Content, in our sole discretion, in all formats and in all media channels now known or hereinafter discovered, without any compensation or acknowledgment to you or anyone else. This license will not affect your ownership in your User Content, including the right to grant additional licenses to your User Content, except if it conflicts with these Terms. We are not obligated to post, display or otherwise use any User Content, or to attribute your User Content to you. You will not make or authorize any claim against us that our use of your User Content infringes any of your rights.
You will be responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting it. By submitting User Content, you represent to us that (i) you own, or have the necessary permission to submit the User Content and to grant the licenses to us under this section, and (ii) you have the written permission of every identifiable person in the User Content to use that person’s name and likeness in the manner contemplated by the site and these terms or, if the person is a minor, the written permission of the minor’s parent or legal guardian.
We will have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Fete Hub, the forums, blogs and the User Content, and to disclose any User Content and the circumstances surrounding its submission in order to operate the Site properly, or to protect ourselves, our sponsors and our users, or to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.
If we are notified that your User Content does not comply with these Terms, we may investigate the allegation and may decide to remove your User Content and cancel your account. We may also hold you liable for any User Content that infringes the rights of a third party and require you to pay or reimburse us for any amounts we believe are necessary to resolve any complaint.
You may not use Fete Finder to post content or engage in any conduct that is (in our sole evaluation) offensive, harmful, or inappropriate for general audiences, or that we believe constitutes or is likely to encourage or promote any harmful, violent, or illegal activity or outcome. Below, you will find more information about the types of activities, events, and content that are not permitted on or through the Fete Finder Services.
Don’t Promote Illegal or Inappropriate Activities
Fete Finder may not be used to facilitate harmful or criminal activity of any kind. You may not create or promote events on the Fete Finder Services that constitute or promote any of the following, as determined by Fete Finder:
Explicit sexual activity (including escort services), or pornography,
Illegal gambling activity (whether illegal under any U.S. federal or state law, or non-U.S. law),
Sale or ingestion of illegal drugs, other illegal substances, or nutraceuticals,
Cannabis or cannabis-infused products (including CBD) provided for free, for sale by the Organizer, or as part of the ticket purchase (including free samples, infused food/beverage, gift bags, product discounts, and giveaways), attendee sharing of cannabis, teaching how to grow or extract cannabis (including infused cooking classes), or dispensary tours,
Activities that principally promote any other commercial product or service, such as an “infomercial,” unless such promotion is expressly indicated to users in a legally sufficient way, such as through a prominent “Advertisement” disclosure,
Unauthorized multi-level marketing businesses,
Credit repair services,
Raffles, sweepstakes, or giveaways that are not part of an event listed on Fete Finder,
Listings promoting the sale or distribution of any goods or services not directly related to an event listed on Fete Finder,
Activities that demean, harass, intimidate, threaten or express hatred toward any societal group, whether based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status,
Sale, distribution (including raffles, auctions, giveaways), unlawful use, or trade shows of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury,
Terrorist activity or organized criminal activity.
Don’t Post Hateful/Dangerous Content, or Events By Hateful/Dangerous Organizations
Fete Finder does not permit on our platform content or organizations that promote or encourage hate, violence, or harassment towards others and/or oneself. Specifically, we prohibit content or organizations that promote hate towards or the harassment of individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This prohibition extends to the public promotion of this type of prohibited behavior whether or not specific to the event or content appearing as part of the Services.
Don’t Post Harmful or Illegal Content
We expect you to respect the individuals, organizations, and groups that are a part of the Fete Finder community. You may not distribute any written or other content through the Fete Finder Services that:
Impersonates any person or entity, including without limitation any governmental officials or public figure; falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity; or expresses or implies that Fete Finder endorses any statement you make without express written approval to do so,
Promotes or encourages hate or dangerous content (as we’ve also described above),
Defames or libels any other person,
Invades any person’s privacy, or contains a person’s likeness without their permission,
Harasses, threatens or seeks to intimidate any person (also described above),
Is fraudulent, deceptive or tortious, or
Is protected by copyright, trademark or trade secret law, unless you have the express prior written consent of the owner of such right.
You may not use the Fete Finder Services to:
Collect or extract any information from the Services for any commercial purpose, such as to resell information (whether personal or other information), or create a new dataset or service, or
Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional material, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letter,” “pyramid scheme”, survey, investment opportunity, or any other form of commercial solicitation (except for sponsored events themselves).
Don’t Interfere with the Fete Finder Services
To maintain the security and integrity of the Fete Finder Services, you may not do any of the following:
Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Fete Finder Services or the servers or networks used to make the Services available,
Post, transmit through or release into the Fete Finder Services a virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, spyware, rootkit, cancelbot, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment,
Access, or program any technology to access the Services through any robot or “bot,” crawling or scraping technology, or other extraction technology (for any purpose), or
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Services, through password mining or any other means.
Don’t Infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of Others
You may not upload or distribute content on Fete Finder that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements). This includes, but is not limited to, all images, logos, videos, and text uploaded on your event listing. Additionally, you may not do the following on the Fete Finder Services:
Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Services or any material displayed by the Services, or
Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion or aspect of the Services.
If you have identified an unauthorized use of your intellectual property on Fete Finder, please follow the process in our Copyright and Trademark Policy.
Don’t Invade the Privacy of Others
Be thoughtful and careful about the kind of information you ask for. You may not use Fete Finder to collect credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial information, or other sensitive information not absolutely necessary for the administration of your event, and not available for collection through alternative methods.
Don’t Post Explicit Content
Fete Finder is not a place for pornography, or for explicit, violent and/or graphic content. This applies to all content on our site, including images, videos, and descriptions. We understand that not all nudity is pornographic, and that certain graphic content may be necessary to emphasize the nature of an event on our Services. We will remove content that exposes certain parts of the body, or is intended to celebrate violence or primarily to shock the viewer. Beyond this, we may choose to remove or make certain content private to ensure a general level of safety and appropriateness for the majority of the community.
How to Flag and Process for Review
Our goal is to promote a safe and respectful community. If you learn that any listing or content that violates these Community Guidelines or our Terms of Service, please contact us right away, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will review each report, and depending on the nature of the report, we may or may not follow up with you. It’s also important to remember that Fete Finder encourages a diverse, global community; content that you find offensive or controversial may not violate our Community Guidelines, and not result in your desired action. We truly value your feedback and the opportunity to hear from our community.
Violations of our Community Guidelines
If we determine that the content violates our Community Guidelines, we may remove only the relevant content, we may take down the entire event listing, or take alternative action that Fete Finder determines to be appropriate given the circumstances surrounding the content. If the abuse of our Services is serious and severe (in our sole evaluation), we may also suspend or terminate the associated Fete Finder account. Note that certain content, while not in violation of our Community Guidelines, may not be appropriate for the majority of our community. In these cases, we may decide to make the content private. If we believe there is a legitimate risk of physical harm to someone or a group of people, or direct threats to public safety, we not only take action on our site, but will also work with law enforcement, as appropriate and at our discretion. If you or someone you know is in immediate danger as a result of content posted on Fete Finder, please first contact your local law enforcement agency. Once you’ve reported the issue to law enforcement, please contact us to report the issue directly to Fete Finder.