Peerspace Services Agreement
Last Updated: April 17, 2023
Welcome to Peerspace. We’ve developed an online marketplace to help you find great spaces and host exceptional events. We’ve tried to make this Services Agreement easy to read and understand. Please take time to read it carefully as it governs your use of our platform to book and list spaces and services as well as interact with other platform users.
Importantly, except where prohibited by applicable law, this Agreement contains waivers of class actions and jury trials and an agreement to submit all claims and disputes to binding arbitration in Section 4 below. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this Services Agreement, including those governing disputes in Section 4, you may not use our platform or services.
When the PSA mentions “Peerspace,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” it refers to Peerspace, Inc., located at 548 Market Street, PMB 96966, San Francisco, CA 94104, Peerspace Canada Ltd., located at 2900 - 550 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC V6C 0A3, Peerspace UK LTD, located at Oak House, Tanshire Park, Shackleford Road, Elstead, Surrey, United Kingdom, GU8 6LB, Peerspace (Netherlands) B.V., located at Herengracht 500, 1017 CB Amsterdam, Netherlands, Peerspace (Australia) PTY Ltd., located at Level 1 143 Hay Street, Subiaco WA 6008. The contracting party will be the Peerspace entity in the jurisdiction where the Space that you are booking is located. For example, if you book a Space that is located in a Member State of the European Union, Peerspace (Netherlands) B.V. will be the contracting party.
We provide a Platform to help users connect with each other to book Spaces and Services but do not endorse any specific Guests, Hosts, Spaces, or Vendors or Vendor Services registered with or offered through the Platform. Any designations or badges provided through the Platform are based on the information we have available to us which may be provided by other users or third parties and which may be inaccurate or out of date and do not constitute endorsement. Each user is independent, and Hosts and Vendors are independent contractors, unaffiliated with Peerspace, that are solely responsible for the character, quality, utility and provision of any Space or Vendor Service they provide or do not provide to you.
This Peerspace Services Agreement (“PSA”) is a contract between Peerspace and the person or entity that registered with Peerspace (“User” or “you”). This Agreement describes the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the Peerspace marketplace to book or list spaces or other services through our website or apps, and governs your hosting spaces for other users; and establishes the obligations owed between you and Peerspace, and between you and other users.
This PSA is organized into 5 sections:
Section 1: General Terms includes terms describing your Account including creating an account, accepting or making payments, how we communicate with you, and termination or suspension of this Agreement or your Account.
Section 2: Platform and Service describes how you may and may not use the Platform and Service, and also describes how we use any data.
Section 3: Peerspace Services establishes the obligations of Hosts, including how to List a Space and what is expected of any Space through the Service; and the obligations of Guests, including Booking a Space, expected behavior, responsibility for payment of Fees, and Booking other services.
Section 4: Disputes and Binding Arbitration describes the process of resolving any disputes. This section contains waivers of both class actions and jury trials, and an agreement to submit all claims and disputes to binding arbitration. Please read this section carefully before accepting this Agreement – except where prohibited by applicable law, you may not use the Platform or Services if you do not agree to this section.
If you have questions about this Agreement, please contact us. Your use of the Platform or Services constitutes your ongoing acceptance of this Agreement, as amended.
Section 1: General Terms
(a) Platform Services. Peerspace is a unique marketplace provider that offers several different services (“Services”) to its users. There are three types of Peerspace users: (1) Guests, e.g., our users who use Host Services, Vendor Services, and/or Concierge Services (please see Section 3.2 for Guest-specific terms); (2) Hosts, e.g., our users who offer Host Services to Guests (please see Section 3.1 for Host-specific terms); and (3) Vendors, e.g., our users or third-parties who offer Vendor Services to Guests. Peerspace connects them all through the Peerspace Platform (“Platform”) which is the online marketplace that allows our users to connect, communicate, and transact with each other directly through “Bookings.” We are continuously improving the Platform for all users and reserve the right to make changes in our discretion. Changes we make to the Platform, including discontinuing certain features, affect all users and we try to minimize disruption to users. However, these changes may affect users differently. We are not responsible if any specific changes we make to the Platform adversely affect how you use them.
Peerspace is not an owner or operator of properties, including Spaces. Peerspace’s responsibility is limited to facilitating the availability of Services through the Platform. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SERVICES ARE INTENDED TO BE USED SOLELY TO FACILITATE CONNECTIONS AMONG HOSTS, GUESTS AND VENDORS FOR THE PURPOSE OF ARRANGING SPACES, HOST SERVICES, AND VENDOR SERVICES FOR BOOKINGS THROUGH THE PLATFORM. PEERSPACE SHALL HAVE NO RESPONSIBILITY OR ANY LIABILITY TO YOU OR OTHERS FOR THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY LISTINGS AND/OR THE CONDITION, LEGALITY, SAFETY, OR SUITABILITY OF ANY BOOKINGS OR SPACES. ACCORDINGLY, ANY BOOKINGS WILL BE MADE OR ACCEPTED AT A USER’S OWN RISK. AMONG OTHER THINGS, HOSTS MUST SATISFY THEMSELVES WITH ANY GUEST(S) OR VENDOR(S) AND THEIR CREDENTIALS, AND GUESTS MUST SATISFY THEMSELVES WITH HOSTS AND THE HOSTS’ SPACES. USERS SHOULD NOT COMPLETE, AND SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CANCEL, ANY BOOKING IF THEY FEEL UNSAFE OR UNCOMFORTABLE WITH ANY CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE BOOKING IN ANY WAY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR ABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES THROUGH THE PLATFORM DOES NOT ESTABLISH PEERSPACE AS A PROVIDER OF HOST, VENDOR OR ANY OTHER SERVICES.
(b) Host Services. Hosts may use our Platform to offer a specific location, room, site, or other area (a “Space”) and related services to a Guest to use for a specific time and purpose (an “Event”) using our Platform. Where a Host provides one or more services related to a Guest’s use of its Space, such related services must be processed through our Platform. The details of each Space, including its availability, booking price, additional fees, rules, and other terms are provided in a “Listing.” Please note, Peerspace does not own, lease, or control the Spaces listed, and does not make decisions surrounding whether to accept a Booking. In addition, Hosts may provide goods or services for an Event at an additional cost (“Host Add-Ons”). Hosts are solely responsible for their Spaces, Listings, and Host Services.
(c) Vendor Services. Vendors may use our Platform to offer specific products or services to supplement a Guest’s Event. For example, the supplying of catered food during an Event is a Vendor Service. Please note, Peerspace does not offer, lease, rent, provide, or control any of the Vendor Services. Vendors are solely responsible for their Vendor Services. You acknowledge and agree that Peerspace shall not be responsible or have any liability, and you agree not to seek to hold Peerspace liable, for the conduct of third parties, including Vendors, and that the risk of damages from such third parties rests entirely with you.
(d) Concierge Services. Peerspace may provide a service to help Guests coordinate the Booking of Vendor Services (not provided by the Host) for an Event (“Concierge Services”). Concierge Services depend on a Guest’s unique needs and may include identifying specific Vendors (such as catering or furniture rental), scouting Spaces, or assistance in event planning.
1.2 Using Our Services
(a) Eligibility. You must be at least the legal age of majority in your jurisdiction of residence, and able to enter into legally binding contracts in order to access and use the Platform, create an account, or utilize any of the Services. By using the Platform and our Services, you represent and warrant that you meet all of the foregoing eligibility requirements. If you do not meet all of these requirements, you must not access or use the Platform. You represent that you will comply with all export control laws in your local jurisdiction. You agree to comply with any rules or requirements applicable to the Booking that you are made aware of, including as part of any confirmation email (the “Rules”).
Without limiting the requirements and responsibilities set forth above, you acknowledge and agree that the Rules include your responsibility for taking all legally required and other appropriate health, safety and hygiene measures to protect yourself and any Hosts, Guests, Vendors and individuals attending any Event from the spread or potential spread of infectious diseases or conditions, or any other unhealthy, unsafe, or unsanitary conditions. You also acknowledge and agree that you have read and will comply with Peerspace’s COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures (the “Safety Measures”). Peerspace may update or supplement these Safety Measures from time to time in its sole discretion, so please check the Safety Measures frequently, including the version that is current at the time of your Booking and start time of the Event. For more information, please review guidance from applicable health authorities, such as the World Health Organization. the Centers for Disease Control, and government authorities in your jurisdiction. While the Safety Measures endeavor to curate best practices, there is no substitute for common sense, and Peerspace cannot and does not guarantee or take any responsibility or liability for (a) a User’s failure to provide safe, healthy, and sanitary services or accommodations for the Services, (b) unsafe, unhealthy, or unsanitary conditions, even if a Host has followed guidance from the Safety Measures, or (c) any spread or potential spread of infectious diseases or conditions, or any other unhealthy, unsafe, or unsanitary conditions resulting from use of the Services in any manner. For more information related to the release of liability for Hosts, Guests, and Peerspace, see Section 5.1 “Disclaimers”.
(b) Third Party Services and Content. Our Platform is made available to you in connection with the offering of third party services that Peerspace does not control. Peerspace does not endorse any such third party services and in no event shall Peerspace be liable or responsible for any third party services or third party services providers (like Hosts or Vendors).
(c) Planning an Event. Our Platform allows users to connect to third-parties to plan Events. Users control the availability, quality, and terms of their Listings, Host Services, and Vendor Services. It is your responsibility to evaluate each Guest, Host, and Vendor with whom you choose to contract, communicate, or otherwise interact. Peerspace is not responsible for the content posted by our users, nor are we responsible for the quality of Spaces, Host Services, or Vendor Services offered. We do not make any representations or warranties as to the conduct of Users or their interactions with any current or future Users, or assume any responsibility for the confirmation of any user’s identity, however, notwithstanding the foregoing, and as permitted by applicable laws, we may, but have no obligation to, take efforts to verify the identity of users and/or screen them against public and private databases for the purposes of preventing fraudulent activity and providing a safe transacting community. While Peerspace reserves the right to conduct additional screenings on users, which may include background checks, Peerspace does not do so in all cases.
(d) Bookings. When Users enter into Bookings with one another (e.g. when a Host confirms a Booking request from a Guest or enables a Booking without prior approval, or when a Guest books Vendor Services for an Event), they enter into a contract directly with one another. Any agreement you enter into with a Host, Guest, or Vendor is between you and the applicable party. Peerspace is not a party to any such contract. You understand and agree that Peerspace is not acting as an agent for any user, except for as specified in Section 3.2 (Using Concierge Services) and Section 1.4 (Appointment of Peerspace as a Limited Collection Agent). Users are prohibited from using the Peerspace platform to facilitate contracts outside of the Platform.
(e) Communication With Peerspace. You agree that Peerspace may contact you by telephone, text messages or SMS (including by an automatic telephone dialing system), through electronic messaging on the Platform, or via email at any of the communication methods provided by you or on your behalf in connection with your Account, including for marketing purposes, where you have opted-in to receive marketing communication. You understand that you are not required to provide consent to receive marketing communications as a condition of purchasing any goods or services, and you may opt out of those marketing communications at any time. You specifically consent to receive communications related to your Account through text messages, SMS, or other communications sent to your mobile device (“Mobile Notifications”) solely to enable Peerspace or other users to fulfill their contractual obligations. Standard mobile rates will apply for any Mobile Notifications you receive. You may stop receiving these Mobile Notifications at any point by responding to such messages with “STOP” or following the instructions included in a message. However, if you do so, you may miss critical messages related to your Account. We are not responsible for and disclaim all liability for all harm or losses caused by disabling Mobile Notifications. Please contact us if you experience issues when attempting to stop Mobile Notifications.
(f) Communications With Other Users. The Platform allows you to communicate with other users without disclosing personal data such as your contact information. You may use the Platform only as permitted in this PSA. You may not use the Platform to send messages that are unwanted or unrelated to Booking a Listing through the Platform, harass or attempt to market other services to users, or to solicit and/or send spam. We are not responsible for, and disclaim all liability resulting from, any losses or harm to you resulting from sharing personal or sensitive data with other users, or communicating or engaging with users outside of the Platform. More information regarding appropriate communications conduct when using Peerspace is included in our Community Guidelines. Peerspace, at its sole option and without notice or any obligation to do so, may from time to time (i) remove communications among users which contain or share personal data, or (ii) suspend or terminate the accounts of users that share personal data.
(g) Compliance with the Law. You will comply with all Laws applicable to your use of the Space, Host Services, Platform Services (including use of the Platform), Vendor Services, and Concierge Services, whether as a Host, Guest, or Vendor. While we may provide information to help you understand certain obligations of using various Services, we are not authorized to provide and do not provide any legal advice. If you are unsure how to comply with Laws, you should seek legal advice related to Listing or Booking a Space. As used in this PSA, “Laws” means all applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, local, and other governmental laws, regulations, ordinances, codes, rules, court orders, and all recorded and unrecorded private contracts, restrictions, covenants and other agreements.
(h) Contractual Disputes Between Users. Peerspace may facilitate the resolution of disputes between users, but does not become a party to any contract by doing so. We are not responsible to you or any third party for providing, or for the condition or nature of, any Space, Host Services, or Vendor Services. Hosts, Guests, and Vendors are independent third-parties and are not affiliated, controlled by, or employed by Peerspace. Hosts and Vendors set their own prices, use their own facilities and resources, and may apply conditions of use to Spaces or Vendor Services as they feel is appropriate for their business. Hosts, Guests, and Vendors are solely responsible for their interactions with each other, and any other parties with whom they interact. Peerspace reserves the right, but has no obligation, to intercede in disputes. Users agree that Peerspace will not be responsible for any liability incurred as the result of such interactions. For more on Dispute Resolution, see Section 4 (Dispute Resolution).
(i) Non-Circumvention. Hosts, Guests, and Vendors acknowledge that Peerspace has devoted substantial time and resources in developing its catalog and Services of Listings, Spaces, Vendors, Vendor Services, Hosts, and Guests, and such information is inherently valuable information owned solely by Peerspace. Accordingly, Hosts and Guests shall not circumvent or bypass Peerspace’s ownership interest in such information, directly or indirectly, except in collaboration with or with the prior express written consent of Peerspace, by (1) entering into any transaction with any party introduced to it by Peerspace through its Platform (the “Introduced Party”) similar to, in competition with, or which otherwise could have the effect of preventing Peerspace from receiving the full benefit of the transactions contemplated by this PSA, or (2) soliciting such an Introduced Party to enter into any such transaction. By way of illustration and not in limitation of the foregoing, users agree not to:
Submit requests or solicit Guests, Hosts, Host Services including Host Add-Ons, Vendors or Vendor Services originally identified or introduced through the Platform to contract, hire, work with or compensate for services subsequently provided outside of the Platform.
Accept requests or solicit Guests, Hosts, Host Services including Host Add-Ons, Vendors or Vendor Services originally identified or introduced through the Platform to contract, invoice or receive compensation for services provided outside of the Platform.
Use any other information originally learned from the Platform, whether through the messaging function, booking process or otherwise, to conduct subsequent transactions related to Peerspace’s Services outside of the Platform.
If a Host or Guest breaches its obligations under this Non-Circumvention provision, the breaching party shall pay to Peerspace an amount equal to 20% of the subtotal of the relevant booking (the “Liquidated Damages”). The parties intend that the Liquidated Damages amount will constitute compensation, and not a penalty, based on a reasonable estimate of the revenue share lost to Peerspace from the booking. A Host or Guest’s payment of the Liquidated Damages is his, her or its sole liability and entire obligation and Peerspace’s exclusive remedy for any such breach.
1.3 Your Account
(a) Registration. Before using the Platform or Services, you must create an account with Peerspace (“Account”) and provide us with information about yourself and your company, if applicable. You can also create an Account through your account with certain third party services, such as Google, Facebook, or Apple. You may disable this connection by contacting us or directly through the settings menu of the third party service. If you are registering on behalf of a legal entity, you represent and warrant that you have the authority to legally bind that entity and grant all rights, permissions, and licenses contained in this PSA or any other applicable terms, in your jurisdiction of residence. Misrepresenting your affiliation or association with an entity may result in immediate termination of your Account, ineligibility to participate in any of our Services, monetary damages, and reporting to the appropriate legal authority.
(b) Account Security. You will be required to provide an email address and password to keep your Account secure (“Credentials”) and agree to keep your Credentials private and secure. You are responsible for any actions associated with your Account whether or not authorized. You are solely responsible for the actions or communications of your employees, representatives, hires, or agents (“Agents”). We are not responsible for and disclaim all liability for use of your Account by your Agents. You may not assign or transfer your Account to another party without our prior written consent.
(c) Account Updates. We may ask that you update your Account or provide additional or different information at any time. This includes requiring additional details about Spaces or payment information. You are required to update all Account information necessary to maintain compliance with this PSA, including but not limited to maintaining proper contact information and payment information.
(d) Account Termination By You. You may terminate your Account at any time by notifying us. You are responsible for all activity associated with your Account made before it is closed including: (i) payment of Fees, Taxes, Fines or other charges; (ii) providing use of Spaces to Guests as previously Booked; or (iii) other liabilities caused by or resulting from use of the Platform or Service. We may retain Content and continue to display and use any public Content (including comments or reviews of Spaces) after your Account is terminated. Termination of your Account does not terminate any contractual arrangements you have with third parties, including any obligations to government entities for tax purposes.
(e) Account Termination By Us. Subject to applicable law, we may suspend your Account--including your ability to communicate with other users, receive payments, or complete Bookings--or terminate this PSA and your Account at any time and based on our sole discretion without limitation. We are likely to terminate your account if (i) we believe that use of your Account poses a risk to Peerspace, you, other users, or third parties; (ii) there is evidence of actual or potential fraud by you or on your behalf; (iii) you fail to respond to communications from us or other users; or (iv) you fail to comply with this PSA and associated policies including the Community Guidelines, Social Event Policy, Cancellation and Refund Policy, or applicable Law.
(f) Survival. Upon termination of this PSA or any agreement between you and Peerspace, the clauses of this PSA that reasonably should survive termination will remain in effect.
1.4 Fees and Taxes
(a) Fees and Payments. You understand that Peerspace may initiate charges to you for the goods or services you receive. By using our Services, you authorize Peerspace to receive and/or enable your payment of applicable charges for the goods or services (including third party services like Host Services and Vendor Services) obtained through your use of the Platform and Platform Services.
Subject to applicable law, you acknowledge and accept that, as between you and Peerspace, Peerspace may revise charges for any services obtained through use of the Platform at any time in Peerspace’s sole discretion. Peerspace will make reasonable efforts to inform you of the charges incurred through your use of the Platform Services, but you shall be responsible for all charges incurred under your Account regardless of your awareness of such charges. The charges you incur may be owed directly to third party service providers (like Hosts and/or Vendors), and Peerspace will collect those charges from you, on the third party’s behalf as their limited collection agent (as defined in the relevant section below), and payment of such charges by you will be considered the same as if made directly by you to the third party service provider. Peerspace reserves the right to otherwise collect payment from you and pursue any remedies available to Peerspace in circumstances in which you are deemed liable or owing for any unpaid fees, damages, Fines or other sums for which you are responsible, as reasonably assessed and determined by Peerspace and in accordance with this PSA, the applicable policy set by Peerspace, and/or the terms of the Booking Agreement mentioned in the Listing.
(b) Fees Charged by Peerspace. Peerspace charges services fees to its users in exchange for use of the Platform Services or for providing Concierge Services. Hosts are charged Host Fees; Guests are charged Guest Fees, and Vendors are charged Vendor Fees (collectively “Service Fees”). Service Fees are described in more detail on our Fees Overview. All applicable Service Fees and Taxes will be displayed to the applicable user prior to completion of a Booking. Peerspace reserves the right to alter or amend its fees at any time and such changes will become effective after reasonable notice has been given.
(c) Host Charges and Additional Fees. A Booking provides a limited use of a Space or Vendor Service as described in the Listing and Booking Agreement, if applicable, for which the Host charges a fee (the “Booking Price”). Where Host Services or Host Add-Ons are provided to supplement the use of a Space, such services must be processed through our Platform. A Host may sometimes also charge a Cleaning Fee in association with the use of a Space. If the Host offers Host Add-Ons in a Booking, the Host may also charge a Host Add-On Fee. If you use a Space or Vendor Services beyond that specified in your agreement with another user you will be responsible for payment of additional Fees (“Additional Fees”) as described on the Fees Overview. Additional Fees are determined based on the factors described in the Listing. As a Guest, you are solely responsible for any damage done to the Space or the Amenities by anyone attending or working at your Event. Hosts must notify us within 72 hours of a Guest exceeding the permitted use of the Space and specifically request payment of Additional Fees. Users agree that Peerspace may, on reasonable grounds, determine whether a Host is entitled to receive Additional Fees in accordance with this PSA, the applicable policy set by Peerspace, and/or the terms of the Booking Agreement between the Guest and Host mentioned in the Listing.
(d) Most Favored Customers. Hosts and Vendors agree that any rate charged to Guests through the Platform will be equal to or better than those made available through their own or any third-party booking or other distribution channel. Any rules, restrictions, policies, and/or conditions (including rules associated with cancellation) applicable to any Space or Service that Hosts or Vendors make available on the Platform shall be no more restrictive than those applicable to any comparable Space or Service that such Hosts or Vendors make available through their own or any third-party booking or other distribution channel.
(e) Prepaid Fees. Certain Bookings may require you to provide a portion of prepaid Fees or a refundable amount (“Deposit”) in advance. All Fees and Deposits, as applicable, will be identified prior to completing your Booking. If held by Peerspace, at our option, Deposits may be credited to your Booking or returned when the Space is returned in acceptable condition and free of any material damage. While we may facilitate the collection of Fees and Deposits for Hosts, subject to applicable law, once remitted to Hosts, we are not responsible for the return of Fees or Deposits to Guests, where applicable.
(f) Taxes and Fines. As a Host you are solely responsible for payment of all taxes, levies, penalties, and other costs imposed by any taxing authority or government agency related to Listing or Booking Spaces or Vendor Services including any sales or occupancy tax, indirect taxes such as valued added tax (VAT), or goods and services tax (GST), usage or permitting fees, duties, and other taxes imposed by municipalities, states, provinces, territories, or governments through regulation, ordinance, law, or judicial or regulatory interpretation (collectively “Taxes”). Except as required by Law, Peerspace will not calculate, track or pay Taxes or submit Tax reporting on your behalf. You are responsible for all Taxes owed for Booking or Listing a Space, or providing or using Vendor Services including, without limitation, accurate calculation of Taxes due, timely remittance of Taxes to the appropriate taxing authority and maintenance of any required records and accounts. If any taxing authority demands that we pay such Taxes on your behalf, you are immediately liable to us for such Taxes and will reimburse or pay Peerspace the owed amount upon demand. You are also responsible for any penalties arising from your failing to comply with this PSA including those issued by regulatory or taxing authorities, law enforcement, fire code or safety agencies, or other third parties; or that may be issued by us for losses we or users incur that are based on your failing to comply with this PSA or misuse of the Platform, Services, Space, or Vendor Services (collectively, “Fines”). You understand and agree that Peerspace does not provide you with any advice or guidance of any kind or nature regarding Taxes and that you have been advised to consult with your tax advisor for any required advice or guidance regarding Taxes.
(g) Payment. You will timely and fully pay any Fees, Deposits, Taxes, Fines, or other amounts you owe under this PSA. If you owe amounts and we are unable to receive payment through the Platform for any reason, then we may require that you pay through other means (such as direct debit, wire transfer, or cashiers’ check). We may set-off any amounts owed to us through collection of funds that would otherwise be payable to you through the Platform. You are responsible for any costs or expenses associated with our recovering of Fees, Taxes, or Fines owed, including our legal fees or expenses. In our discretion, any late payments of more than 7 days may incur a late charge of up to ten percent (10%) and accumulate interest of twenty-five percent (25%) per annum until delinquency is resolved, or where such amounts are in contravention of local laws, the upper limit of interest that can be reasonably charged on late payments. We may use any legal means available to us to collect delinquent payments, including collections agencies or court filings.
(h) Payment Processing. Acceptance and payment of funds between users or Peerspace on the Platform (“Payment Processing”) is provided by Stripe. Your use of Payment Processing is subject to the Stripe Connected Account Agreement that includes the Stripe Services Agreement (collectively, the “Stripe Agreement”). By agreeing to this PSA or continuing to operate as a Host or Vendor on Peerspace, you agree to be bound by the Stripe Services Agreement, as the same may be modified by Stripe from time to time. The Stripe entity with whom you contract will be set out in the Stripe Agreement. As a condition of using Payment Processing, you must provide accurate and complete information about you and your business and you authorize us to share this information with Stripe. All bank and credit card information is sent directly to and stored with Stripe using their security protocols. Peerspace does not store your payment information on its systems and shall not have any responsibility for the safety or security of that information. Your use of Payment Processing is conditioned upon your compliance with the Stripe Agreement, and if the Stripe Agreement is terminated by Stripe you may not be able to use the Platform, or have your Account suspended or terminated. We may change or add other payment processing services at any time upon notice to you, which may be subject to additional terms or conditions.
Appointment of Peerspace as a Limited Collection Agent. Each user (such as Hosts, Vendors, or Guests who facilitate certain transactions through our Platform) who collects payment for services provided via the Platform (“Collecting User”) hereby appoints Peerspace as the Collecting User’s payment collection agent solely for the limited purpose of accepting funds from other users purchasing such services (“Paying User”).
Each Paying User acknowledges and agrees that, notwithstanding the fact that Peerspace is not a party to the agreement between the Paying User and the Collecting User, Peerspace acts as the Collecting User’s payment collection agent for the limited purpose of accepting payments from the Paying User on behalf of the Collecting User. Once a Paying User makes payment of funds to Peerspace, the Paying User’s payment obligation to the Collecting User for the agreed upon amount is extinguished, and Peerspace is responsible for remitting the funds to the Collecting User in the manner described in this PSA, which constitutes Peerspace’s agreement with the Collecting User. In the event that Peerspace does not remit any funds, the Collecting User will have recourse only against Peerspace and not the Paying User directly.
Each Collecting User agrees that payment made by a Paying User through Peerspace shall be considered the same as a payment made directly to the Collecting User. The Collecting User will provide the purchased services to the Paying User in the agreed-upon manner as if the Collecting User has received the payment directly from the Paying User. Each Collecting User agrees that Peerspace may refund the Paying User in accordance with this PSA (including all applicable terms referenced herein) and each Collecting User understands that Peerspace’s obligation to pay the Collecting User is subject to and conditional upon successful receipt of the associated payments from Paying User. Peerspace shall be obligated to make payments to Collecting User only for such amounts that have been actually received by Peerspace from Paying User in accordance with this PSA. In accepting appointment as the limited payment collection agent of the Collecting User, Peerspace assumes no liability for any acts or omissions of the Collecting User.
Section 2: Platform and Service
2.1 Using the Platform
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Platform and for ensuring that all persons who access the Platform through your Internet connection are aware of and abide by all applicable terms, including this PSA. Peerspace may require additional conditions or requirements to access and use the Platform, or specific areas or features of the Platform, at any time where reasonably necessary. Access to or use of certain features of the Platform may be subject to additional policies or guidelines or may require you to accept additional terms and conditions. In the event of a conflict between the PSA and the additional terms and conditions for a specific area of the Platform, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to that specific area of the Platform, unless otherwise specified.
2.2 Ownership, License, and Restrictions
(a) Peerspace’s Intellectual Property. Peerspace owns all rights, titles, and interests in the Platform and Services, and all intellectual property embodied or contained in them (individually and collectively, “IP”). IP includes all registered or potential patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, and other proprietary rights. Through your Account, we grant you a limited, temporary, revocable, non-transferable, non-exclusive license to use the Platform and Service for the purposes described in this PSA and only as provided to you through the Platform. This license does not constitute a transfer of ownership or grant you any additional rights to use the IP. You may not register, claim ownership in, or sublicense the Platform, Services, or IP; use the Platform, Service, or IP in violation of this PSA or Laws; or reverse engineer or copy all or any portion of the Platform, Service, or IP (except as expressly permitted). Subject to applicable law, we may suspend or close your Account and pursue legal action against you if we believe or determine that your use of the Platform, Service, or IP exceeds the scope of this grant; or that you are attempting to hack or disrupt the use of the Platform, Service, or IP by others; or that you are otherwise interfering with the normal operation of the Platform or Service.
(b) Use of Peerspace’s IP. We may provide you logos or other digital media (“Logos”) to help you advertise your Space to potential Guests. Where provided, you agree to use Logos only to advertise your Space. You may not use any Logos, the Platform, or the Service for any unlawful or competitive use or in a manner that harms or tarnishes the Peerspace brand or reputation; and you are prohibited from modifying or using Logos in any manner that is inconsistent with our authorization or guidelines. We may terminate your right to use any Logos at our discretion upon notice to you in which event you shall cease using any such Logos.
(d) Downloading from the Apple App Store The following additional terms and conditions apply with respect to any app that Peerspace provides to you designed for use on an Apple iOS-powered mobile device (an “iOS App”):
You acknowledge that this PSA is between you and Peerspace only, and not with Apple, Inc. (“Apple”).
Your use of the iOS App must comply with Apple’s then-current App Store Terms of Service.
Peerspace, and not Apple, is solely responsible for our iOS App and the services and content available thereon. You acknowledge that Apple has no obligation to provide maintenance and support services with respect to our iOS App. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, Apple will have no warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to our iOS App.
You agree that Peerspace, and not Apple, are responsible for addressing any claims by you or any third-party relating to our iOS App or your possession and/or use of our iOS App, including without limitation (a) product liability claims; (b) any claim that the Services fail to conform to any applicable legal or regulatory requirement; and (c) claims arising under consumer protection or similar legislation. You agree that Peerspace, and not Apple, shall be responsible, to the extent required by this PSA for the investigation, defense, settlement and discharge of any third-party intellectual property infringement claim related to our iOS App or your possession and use of our iOS App.
You agree to comply with all applicable third-party terms of agreement when using our iOS App.
The parties agree that Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third-party beneficiaries to this PSA as they relate to your license of the iOS App. Upon your acceptance of this PSA, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this PSA against you as they relate to your license of the iOS App as a third-party beneficiary thereof.
2.3 Prohibited Uses
In addition to complying with our Community Guidelines, you may use the Platform and Services only for lawful purposes and in accordance with this PSA.
You agree not to use our Platform and Services: (a) In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries); (b) For the purpose of exploiting, harming or attempting to exploit or harm minors in any way by exposing them to inappropriate content, asking for personally identifiable information or otherwise; (c) To send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the standards for content outlined in this PSA and Community Guidelines; (d) To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any “junk mail”, “chain letter” or “spam” or any other similar solicitation; (e) To impersonate or attempt to impersonate Peerspace, a Peerspace employee, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing); (f) To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of our Platform, or which, as determined by us, may harm Peerspace or users of our Platform or Services, or expose them to liability; or (g) To harvest, collect or store any information (including personal information) of another user or use any such information found on the Platform or Services without the express consent of such users.
Additionally, you agree not to: (a) Use our Services in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Services, including their ability to engage in real time activities through the Services; (b) Use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Services for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Platform; (c) Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Platform, or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent; (d) Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of our Services; (e) Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; (f) Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of our Platform or Services or any server, computer or database used to provide our Services; (g) Attack the Platform via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack; (h) Act in a manner that is damaging to Peerspace’s reputation and/or goodwill; (i) Scan, probe, test the vulnerability of the Platform or any network connected to the Platform; (j) Directly or indirectly, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or otherwise attempt to derive source code or other trade secrets from Peerspace; (k) Directly or indirectly conduct, promote, or facilitate business in countries and/or with nationals or members of governments that are subject to embargoes or trade sanctions; (l) Export items, Content, or materials to prohibited parties or countries, as identified in applicable export and import regulations; or (m) Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Services.
2.4 Content on the Platform
(a) Posting Content. When creating or using the Platform and Services, you may be asked to or may voluntarily provide information about yourself, a Space, a Host Service, a Vendor Service, comments, or other information including text, images, or videos (collectively, “Content”). You represent and warrant that you are authorized to provide Content to the Platform and that any Content you provide does not violate the proprietary or privacy rights of a third party. You may not provide any Content that is copyrighted by third parties without their express permission. You grant Peerspace a fully-paid, worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual license to use, copy, transmit, distribute, modify, publicly display, and sublicense any Content you provide to us. This grant includes our ability to use any Content for both internal use (such as analysis to improve the Platform or Services) or external use (such as in marketing or online advertising). If you cannot provide us the above license grant then you may not provide Content to us. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless for any damages or losses based on third-party claims that Content violates proprietary or privacy rights. By submitting or posting Content, you also agree to waive any moral rights in and to such Content.
(b) Accuracy of Content. You will only provide Content to us that you own or have authorization to provide, and ensure that Content is accurate and complete. You must keep any Content current. We reserve the right, but shall not be obligated, to use public and private data sources to validate the accuracy of any Content. This may include validating your identity or business information, or verifying information about Spaces. You will provide us with any additional information to verify the accuracy or completeness of any Content that you provide and we may condition your use of the Platform or Service on our ability to verify the accuracy and completeness of this Content. If you do not provide required Content to us when we request it, we may suspend or terminate your Account, cancel any Bookings you have made or received, withhold payment, and/or impose and collect Fines.
(c) Prohibited Content. You may never post any Content that (i) is defamatory, obscene, profane, or pornographic; (ii) is abusive, harassing, or disrespectful of other users; (iii) violates applicable Laws, including those prohibiting discrimination, false advertising, privacy, or unlawful marketing; (iv) is intended to deceive or mislead, is false or inaccurate, or misrepresents the nature or condition of a Space; (v) contains marketing or promotional content unrelated to the details of a Space; or (vi) includes sensitive personal information, including payment, contact information, or personal account details. You will not knowingly or negligently provide any Content that contains viruses, Trojan horses, and other harmful content (collectively, “Viruses”). While we attempt to identify any Viruses, we are not liable for and disclaim all responsibility for ensuring that Content is free from Viruses.
2.5 Social Event Policy
To create assurance that events will be run in a safe, legal, and respectful manner, we have established the Social Event Policy to set expectations for all Users who participate in Bookings for a planned social gathering, late night celebration, or get together, including without limitation, any event where alcohol is sold, tickets are distributed, attendance is by open invitation, or where there is a charge for entry (a “Social Event”). You will review and abide by the entirety of this policy and agree that circumvention or other violations may result in penalties including account suspension, termination, cancellation of future Bookings, and taking other actions permitted or required by law. If you have any questions about the Social Event Policy or if you believe that a user has violated this Social Event Policy, please contact us.
2.6 Community Guidelines
We have established Community Guidelines that set our expectations for all users on the Platform. You will review and abide by the Community Guidelines whenever using the Platform or Services, communicating with other users, or using or providing use of Spaces. If you believe that another user is violating the Community Guidelines, please contact us. Peerspace has no obligation to monitor users’ compliance with or to enforce the Community Guidelines and shall have no liability for any user’s violation of the Community Guidelines.
2.7 Copyright and Takedown Notices
If you believe that any Content posted violates your copyright, is fraudulent, contains scams or harassment, please notify us at [email protected]. This notice should identify the specific Content and provide us with evidence of your ownership of the copyright, the authorization to enforce the rights of the copyright owner, or contain a certified takedown notice. We will internally review alleged violations but may not send you a response each time notifying you of the results of our review. Any information you provide to us may be shared with other users, third parties, or law enforcement to help assess the claim of infringement or remove infringing content. We will remove any content we determine to be infringing consistent with our obligations under the corresponding copyright legislation of the country where the content originated from.
We appreciate any ideas, suggestions, or feedback you voluntarily provide to help us improve the Platform or Services (“Feedback”). Any Feedback you provide us is ours to use, register, modify, monetize, and otherwise use. You grant us all title and interest in any Feedback you provide to us and, if necessary, agree to assist us in establishing our ownership. You acknowledge that you will not receive any compensation for providing us Feedback.
2.9 Privacy; Data Security
(b) Data Security. Only duly authorized Peerspace personnel or contractors are permitted to access a User’s PII and only to fulfill the obligations of this PSA. Peerspace shall immediately notify Users of any known or suspected security breach that may result in the unauthorized use, access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of PII. Peerspace shall immediately notify Users of any legally binding request for disclosure of PII by a governmental authority and shall provide Users with an opportunity to waive his/her/its rights or to seek a protective order, unless Peerspace is prohibited by Laws from doing so. Peerspace represents and warrants that our collection, access, use, storage, disposal, and disclosure of PII collected in performing the Services does and will comply with all Laws. Peerspace shall comply with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) requirements for any payment data, as prescribed by the PCI Security Standards Council, and will ensure that any third party with whom Peerspace now contracts or may contract in the future to process payments or otherwise store payment data is PCI DSS compliant.
We provide you basic information to help you use the Platform and Services at our Support Site. While we try to maintain accurate support information, we are continuously improving the Platform and Services and cannot guarantee that the information provided through our Support Site is always accurate or current. While we may also provide email or phone support from time to time, we cannot guarantee that you will, where provided, receive a response within any specific timeframe.
Section 3: Peerspace Services
3.1 Terms Applicable To Hosts
(a) Listings. When you make a Space available for Bookings (“List” a Space) as a Host, you must provide all required details about the Space including a description, how it may be used, the cost of a Booking, availability, a list of any facilities, current pictures, rules, and other details about its potential uses and condition (collectively, “Description”). This includes details regarding use of any amenities, furniture, equipment, Host Add-Ons available at an additional charge, or fixtures that are part of or in the Space (collectively, “Amenities”). While it is important to communicate excitement and the benefits of your Space, the Description must be accurate and give potential Guests a reasonably accurate understanding of how they may use the Space for their Event, including the disclosure of any deficiencies, restrictions, or applicable policies. Any terms or conditions included in your Listing must not conflict with this PSA or applicable policies unless expressly permitted by Peerspace in writing. For example, you may not (i) modify or expand a Guest’s financial responsibilities or limit a Guest’s ability to seek recourse or restitution under this PSA, (ii) violate the Community Guidelines or Laws, or (iii) require Guests to pay you directly outside the Platform.
(b) Permission to List And Book Spaces. You represent and warrant that you are permitted under applicable Laws to List and confirm a Booking of any Spaces provided, that Spaces comply with applicable Laws, and that you will reasonably facilitate and not obstruct the use of a Space as Booked by a Guest. Hosts acknowledge and agree that they may not List or confirm a Booking for any Spaces that they do not own or for which they do not otherwise have express permission to List. Hosts represent and warrant that they are authorized (e.g., by the owner of any applicable Space) to enter into the PSA and participate in all requirements for the Listing, Booking, and collection of Payments, or other terms pertaining to Hosts. In addition, you represent and warrant that any Listing you post, any Booking of a Space, or a Guest’s use of a Space will not breach any agreements you have entered into with any third parties, including but not limited to, lease agreements, homeowners associations, condominium associations, facilities managers, property managers, or other agreements, and will comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, restrictions (including having permits, licenses, and/or registrations), or other terms placed on the Space or use of the Space.
(c) Bookings. Bookings are created when you accept a booking request, receive an acceptance to a custom offer you have submitted to a Guest, or enable your Listing to be booked without prior approval (“Instant Booking”) by a Guest. Bookings are a legally binding agreement between you and a Guest which means you are required to provide the Space and Host Services as described in your Listing and according to the terms agreed to in your Booking. You also agree to pay the applicable Service Fees to Peerspace.
(d) Booking Price. You are solely responsible for setting the Booking Price (including applicable Taxes, Cleaning Fees, and Hosts Services Fees). You may not raise the Booking Price for a particular Guest after the Guest accepts the Booking, but may alter prices based on the addition or deletion of Host Add-Ons prior to the Event. Peerspace may determine, in its sole discretion, to refund the Guest part or all of the Booking Price in accordance with its policies, which means that where we are required to do so, you may not get all of the Booking Price, and where you don’t, Peerspace will not be liable to you for any portion of the Booking Price that you do not receive.
(e) Conditions of the Space. You are responsible for maintaining the Space and Amenities so that Guests may reasonably use them as provided in the Description and Booking. Spaces and Amenities must be in good working order and provided to Guests in a safe, clean and usable condition. Any plumbing, electrical, structural or other physical deficiencies or defects must be corrected or disclosed before you List a Space. Except as specified in a Booking Agreement, all water, electricity, HVAC and other utility services (exclusive of telephone and data services) shall be provided with the Space at no additional cost. The condition of the Space must be broom-clean and accurate to its portrayal on your Listings.
(f) Booking Agreements. In certain cases, we may elect to require a supplemental Booking Agreement with your Listing that includes all or part of the Description including a listing of any Amenities and any additional terms and conditions. Where required, the Booking Agreement will incorporate this Agreement and supplement and be a part of the binding agreement between you and a Guest. Except where approved by Peerspace, Booking Agreements with supplemental clauses may not impose rules or limitations on use that are materially different than those listed in the Description, include any additional contractual obligations, or alter Guests’ or Hosts’ liabilities.
(g) Recordings. During their Event, Guests may photograph, film, or otherwise record events when using Spaces and Amenities (“Event Recordings”). Except as expressly prohibited by federal, state, provincial, territorial, local or other Laws or as otherwise set forth in the Description or any Booking Agreement, you grant to any Guest that Books a Space a fully-paid, worldwide, non-exclusive, perpetual license to use, copy, transmit, distribute, modify, publicly display, and sublicense Event Recordings that may include or identify the Space or Amenities. Any disputes between Hosts and Guests related to unauthorized use of Event Recordings will be resolved according to the provisions laid out in Section 4.1.
(h) Surveillance. As a Host, if you have any type of security camera, surveillance equipment or other recording device in or around your Space, you are required to disclose it in the Listing, even if it is not turned on or functional. You are also required to disclose how a Guest may be monitored if a recording will take place. Hosts are not permitted to have any security cameras or other recording devices in private spaces, such as bedrooms or bathrooms, regardless of whether they have been disclosed. For the avoidance of doubt, a private space will not include any portion of a Space that has been Booked to carry out a commercial purpose (for example, a photo shoot for bedding which takes place in a bedroom).
(i) Conduct and Fees. As a Host, you are solely responsible for ensuring that Spaces and Amenities comply with all applicable Laws including any alcoholic beverage laws, local ordinances related to the condition, licensure, or registration of Spaces for use by Guests, and payment of Taxes. We may condition your continued use of the Platform or Services on your providing proof, to our reasonable satisfaction, of your compliance with Laws at any time. All Fees owed by Hosts are subject to Fees Overview, Cancellation and Refund Policy. Hosts are responsible for their own acts and omissions as well as the acts and omissions of any individuals who work or reside at or are otherwise present at a Space at your request or invitation, excluding the Guest and any individuals the Guest invites to the Space. If Peerspace, in its sole discretion, determines that a Guest is entitled to receive a refund in accordance with this PSA, the applicable policy set by Peerspace, and/or the terms of the Booking Agreement between the Guest and Host mentioned in the Listing, after the Host has already been paid, Peerspace will be entitled to recover the amount of any such refund from the Host, including by subtracting such refund amount out from any future payments due to the Host.
(j) Preparation for and Supervision of Event. As a Host, you are solely responsible for (i) preserving and protecting your Space and Amenities by removing and/or securing valuable, vulnerable or sensitive items, (ii) determining the appropriate types and intensities of permitted uses in your Space, (iii) evaluating the appropriateness of potential Guests, and (iv) supervising and monitoring the Space and Amenities and your Guest’s use of the Space and Amenities for the Event, to the extent (if any) you as Host determine in your sole judgment. As a Host, you may subject to applicable law terminate an Event or Booking at any time and without advance notice or repayment of any Payments to a Guest if you determine that (i) a Guest has materially misrepresented the proposed Event or Booking; (ii) the Event as actually planned or undertaken is not in compliance with the originally proposed Booking or the terms of this PSA; (iii) permitting the Booking to continue would endanger the safety or security of the Space of your tenants and residents; or (iv) the Booking creates an unreasonable noise, odor, nuisance, or otherwise disturbs the quiet enjoyment of the Space or your tenant’s or your ability to conduct the day-to-day business operations of the Space.
(k) Provision of Alcoholic Beverages. If a Host sells alcoholic beverages, the Host represents and warrants that: (a) it holds a valid, current alcoholic beverage license from the state, province, territory, and/or local licensing authorities that permits sales of alcohol directly to consumers; (b) that it currently complies and will comply with all alcoholic beverage laws; and (c) that it is responsible to alcoholic beverage authorities for activities or Bookings made on Peerspace and any orders of alcohol beverages under this Agreement. Host shall maintain all alcoholic beverage permits and licenses necessary and retain order records necessary to provide alcoholic beverage services as required by all applicable alcoholic beverage laws. Host acknowledges and agrees that orders will be fulfilled based on and under its legal rights under its alcoholic beverage licenses.
3.2 Terms Applicable to Guests.
(a) Bookings. Bookings are created when a Host accepts your booking request or enables their listing to be booked without prior approval via the Instant Booking feature. Bookings are a legally binding agreement between you and a Host and are subject to any additional terms and conditions that the Host has outlined in their listing description or via messaging, any supplemental Booking Agreements, and other terms set forth by the Host, which will be provided to you prior to confirmation of a Booking. A Booking creates a contractual relationship between users. Upon Booking a Space, a Guest is (i) granted a limited, temporary, revocable license to use a Space, and (ii) if applicable, a contract for Vendor Services, in the manner, for the time, and subject to all restrictions provided, subject to this Agreement, and as confirmed through the Platform. The scope of the use—including times, specific fees, and other additional terms or limitations—may also be included in or supplemented by a separate Booking Agreement that incorporates the terms and conditions of this Agreement and referenced policies. An Event or Booking may be terminated by the Host at any time and without advance notice or repayment of any Payments to you if the Host determines that (i) you have materially misrepresented the proposed Event or Booking; (ii) the Event as actually planned or undertaken is not in compliance with the originally proposed Booking or the terms of this PSA; (iii) permitting the Booking to continue would endanger the safety or security of the Space of the Host’s tenants and residents; or (iv) the Booking creates an unreasonable noise, odor, nuisance, or otherwise disturbs the quiet enjoyment of the Space or the Host’s tenants or the Host’s ability to conduct the day-to-day business operations of the Space.
(b) Booking Confirmation. Guests must have a valid Account in order to complete Bookings. Bookings can be completed by following the Booking process for the applicable Space. Guests are encouraged to review the Space Description, applicable services descriptions, and confirm availability prior to Booking a Space, Host Services, or Vendor Services. Some Spaces and services may require additional or supplemental verification in order to confirm a Booking. For example, Guests may be required to verify their age in order to Book certain Spaces or to purchase alcoholic beverages for an Event. Applicable Fees and other charges (e.g. a Deposit, if applicable) will be shown before you complete your Booking. You are responsible for all Fees, charges, and Taxes associated with the Booking. All Bookings are subject to our Cancellation and Refund Policy.
(c) Limited Licenses for Bookings. When you Book a Space, you are provided a license to enter, occupy, and use the Space only as described in the Booking and confirmed by the Host, subject to this PSA and any Booking Agreement. A Booking does not provide you a lease or access or use of the Space beyond the specified time and Description. Hosts retain the right to re-enter the Space in accordance with your agreement with the Host.
(d) Conduct and Fees. You agree to comply with the Community Guidelines and any Booking Agreements throughout the Booking and use the Space or Vendor Service only as permitted or agreed upon and consistent with the Description, and assure that any attendees do the same. During your Booking, you are responsible for (i) the behavior and acts of any attendees, service providers, or others that access the Space, (ii) ensuring that the use does not exceed any limitations identified in the Booking, (iii) coordinating the timely setup or breakdown of your Event, and (iv) complying with applicable Laws including acquiring any required licenses or permits for your Event, hiring security personnel for larger Events, COVID legal mandates, or limiting noise to certain times of the day. You are responsible for and accept all liability for any damage done to the Space or Amenities during your Event by attendees or service providers whether intentional or not, for your failure to comply with applicable Laws, and for any Fines you incur. In addition, you agree to not hold Host liable and to indemnify them for any claims or damages that are a direct result of negligence or illegal activity by you, your attendees or service providers. You agree to return the Space to the Host in substantially the condition as provided to you or as otherwise agreed in any Booking Agreement and consistent with the Community Guidelines, and to promptly notify Hosts of any damage done to the Space or Amenities. All Fees owed by Guests are subject to the Fees Overview and Cancellation and Refund Policy.
(e) Cancellation and Refunds. All Bookings are subject to a grace period, which provides a refund for Bookings canceled within twenty-four (24) hours from receipt of a Booking confirmation, so long as the cancellation is not forty-eight (48) hours prior to an Event start time. Cancellations and any refunds that may be available to you are subject to our Fees Overview and Cancellation and Refund Policy. To cancel a Booking, you must submit a request to cancel using the “Cancel Booking” function on the Platform; cancellation requests may not be submitted through any other method, including messages, phone calls, chats or emails. In the event of an authorized cancellation of a confirmed Booking, or if Peerspace cancels a confirmed Booking at any time prior to an Event, Peerspace may, in its sole discretion, issue (i) a partial or full refund; or (ii) a dollar-for-dollar credit (where we offer this credit) (“Peerspace Credit”) that may be applied towards a future Booking.
(f) Holdovers and Additional Fees. You agree to leave the Space no later than the end-time of your Event or at such other time as mutually agreed upon between you and the Host. If you stay past the agreed upon end-time without the Host’s permission, you no longer have a license to use or stay in the Space and the Host is entitled to use lawful means to force you to leave the Space. Additionally, you agree to pay to the Host an overtime charge (“Overtime Charge”) as well as all applicable Guest Fees, Taxes, and other expenses incurred by the Host. We may calculate the Overtime Charges based on your exceeding the time (for example, a calculated hourly rate billed in 30-minute increments). You may also be charged for other costs associated with your exceeding the permitted usage of the Booking (for example, exceeding the number of Event attendees) (“Over Capacity Fees”). Peerspace may charge an additional Service Fee for any Overtime Charges, Damages, or any other charges assessed by Host using the Platform. You may read more about all fees and charges in our Fees Overview. If Peerspace, determines on reasonable grounds that a Host is entitled to additional fees, charges, or damages in accordance with this PSA, the applicable policy set by Peerspace, and/or the terms of the Booking Agreement between the Guest and Host mentioned in the Listing, Peerspace will be entitled to collect any such sums from you required to satisfy the outstanding obligation. Peerspace reserves the right to otherwise collect payment from you and pursue any remedies available to Peerspace in this regard in situations in which you are responsible for fees, charges, or damages, including, but not limited to, in relation to any payment requests made by Hosts.
(g) Using Host Services. You are responsible for evaluating the description, costs, restrictions, and applicable terms for any Host Services provided by the Host in connection with a Booking. You are responsible for identifying and complying with all laws, rules, regulations, and restrictions applicable to your use of any Host Services. Subject to applicable law, we are not responsible for and disclaim all responsibility for and liability resulting from Hosts’ actions or failure to act, for the nature or quality of any Host Services, and for any loss or injury you or others sustain arising out of or related to Host Services.
(h) Using Vendor Services. You may have the ability to Book Vendor Services as part of your Booking. Vendors are independent third-party contractors and are not affiliated with, or under the control of, Peerspace. Vendor Services may be available to Book through the Platform or we may help you do so through Concierge Services. You understand that Vendor Services are provided by Vendors and not Peerspace. Subject to applicable law, we are not responsible for and disclaim all responsibility for and liability resulting from Vendors’ actions or failure to act, for the nature or quality of any Vendor Services, and for any loss or injury you or others sustain arising out of or related to Vendor Services. You acknowledge that Peerspace may be paid compensation by one or more Vendors in connection with a Booking of Vendor Services.
(i) Using Concierge Services. Peerspace may provide Concierge Services to help coordinate Bookings or Vendor Services for your Event. Concierge Services may not be available in every city or region and we cannot guarantee that there will be Concierge Services available for specific Spaces or Concierge Services to fit your specific needs. Where provided, we act as your agent for the limited purposes of identifying Spaces and/or Vendor Services that meet your specifications. We will submit any proposals to you for review and acceptance through the platform or via written confirmation. If accepted, we will coordinate any communication and payments between you and the Host or Vendors resulting from the Concierge Services. We charge additional Fees for use of Concierge Services which will be included in the total amount of Fees owed. You remain obligated to pay us any Fees for Concierge Services even if Vendor Services (other than Host provided Vendor Services) are confirmed or paid for outside the Platform.
(j) Alcoholic Beverages. Peerspace does not produce, distribute or sell alcoholic beverages, but may relay order information to licensed retailers and/or manufacturers (“Licensees”) who may provide for the sale of alcoholic beverages, either as: (i) a Host listing Spaces where alcoholic beverages are sold; (ii) a Host offering Host Services; or (iii) Vendor Services coordinated through Concierge Services. Neither Licensees nor Peerspace sell alcohol to persons under the legal drinking age in the jurisdiction where the Event is held (“Legal Age”). By using this Platform for Services related to alcoholic beverages you acknowledge, affirm, and represent to us that you are over the legal age required to buy alcoholic beverages. We make every effort to ensure that alcoholic beverages are not offered, sold, served, or delivered to anyone who is under the Legal Age. By using this Platform, you are acknowledging that the person receiving any shipment of alcoholic beverages from a Licensee is over the Legal Age. You also agree that any alcohol purchased from a Licensee is intended for personal consumption and not for resale. If you cannot make these affirmations and representations or you do not agree with all of these conditions of use, you may not use the Platform and Services. If you misrepresent your age in order to obtain or provide alcohol to a person under the Legal Age, we will report this to the appropriate authorities for prosecution to the fullest extent allowable by law. If we are held liable for any reason based on a misrepresentation of your age, you agree to indemnify us and/or reimburse us for all costs, expenses (including legal fees) and damages we and they suffer or incur.
(k) Attendees. You are responsible for your own acts and omissions as well as the acts and omissions of your invitees or other individuals to whom you provide access to the Space (collectively referred to as “Attendees”), excluding the Host and the Host’s invitees, if applicable. Guests are required to ensure that Attendees meet any requirements set by the Host for a Space or Event, and are made aware of and agree to any terms, conditions, rules, policies, or restrictions set by the Host. You agree that you are responsible for ensuring that all minors are accompanied by an adult responsible for them and that you are legally authorized to act on behalf of any minor Attendee.
You shall acquire and maintain all insurance as required by Law and suitable for you or your business. You are solely responsible for understanding and evaluating what insurance is appropriate to cover damage, loss, injury, legal liability, and other harm specific to you, your business, your Attendees, third parties, the Space (including personal property within), and deciding what type of coverage, limits and providers are appropriate for you. If you fail to maintain the required insurance, you understand that any Supplemental Insurance (see Section 3.5) that may be available to you may be voided.
3.4 Peerspace Insurance Offerings
We may, but are not required to, offer you the option to buy certain insurance provided through the Platform by third parties for your Event. We cannot assure and expressly disclaim (i) any liability to you or third parties that any insurance offered or acquired to you through the Platform will appropriately cover or mitigate risks to you, your business, those attending the Event, third parties, the Space or Amenities, or (ii) endorsement of the quality, character or financial capacity of any insurance company offering insurance products through the Platform or Concierge Services.
3.5 Supplemental Insurance
Peerspace may, in its sole discretion, obtain and maintain supplemental insurance policies providing limited supplemental protection of Hosts against liability to Guests, Event attendees or third parties for personal injury or property damage sustained by Guests, Event attendees or third parties (a “Host Policy”). Where we elect to provide a Host Policy, this does not cover damage to the Space or Amenities and does not eliminate or reduce your obligation to maintain insurance as provided in Section 3.3. Further, where provided, recovery under a Host Policy will be (i) available only where a Host fully complies with this PSA, (ii) supplemental to any insurance maintained by Hosts, (iii) limited to the terms, conditions, and exclusions of the Host Policy, (iv) subject to the then applicable claims procedure established by Peerspace and the issuer of the Host Policy, (v) subject to a Host promptly notifying the Peerspace Customer Experience Team of any potential claims, and (vi) available only with a Host’s full cooperation and responsiveness to Peerspace and the insurers throughout the investigation, settlement, or defense of any claim for which coverage is sought, and with respect to the disclosure and coordination of any other available coverage. Further, Peerspace or its insurers may amend, modify, or terminate any Host Policy at any time, with or without notice to you.
3.6 Damage and Cleaning Fees
(a) Damages to Spaces. Guests are responsible for any damages that a Guest or their Attendees cause to a Space or any personal property at a Space. Hosts shall report any damages along with relevant documentation (“Damages Claim”), to the Peerspace team within 72 hours of the Event end time. Peerspace will then notify the Guest of the impending Damages Claim charge. If a Guest does not agree to pay a Host’s Damages Claim then the Damage Claim will be resolved through the Peerspace Dispute Resolution Process in Section 4.1. Alternatively, an eligible Host may choose to seek payment for certain damages to covered property caused during a Booking by a Guest or its Attendees pursuant to and in accordance with the Property Damage Guarantee Terms.
(b) Cleaning Fees. While a Host may charge a Cleaning Fee and is responsible for basic upkeep and removal of trash, Guests are encouraged to tidy up and be respectful of the space and personal belongings during the booking. Cleaning Fees may be assessed regardless of the wear and tear placed on a Space (or the personal property within it) during an Event.
Section 4: Disputes, and Binding Arbitration
4.1 Disputes Between Users
Peerspace encourages all users to resolve disputes informally between themselves. Users should notify Peerspace of a potential User Dispute within 72 hours after an Event and document any damage, disputes, statements, or other material facts that may impact a User Dispute and impact the enforcement of any applicable term, policy, or provision. Disputes between users may be escalated through the following process:
i) Level One: Informal Dispute Resolution Between Users. You agree to first attempt to resolve any disputes, disagreements, or claims that you have with other users (each, a “User Dispute”) in good faith through messaging via the Platform. If users are unable to mutually resolve the User Dispute, then either user may submit the User Dispute to Peerspace’s Disputes Team.
ii) Level Two: Review by Peerspace’s Disputes Team. If informal dispute resolution is not successful, a user may submit a User Dispute for review by submitting a written summary of the User Dispute, including any requested documentation, to Peerspace’s Disputes Team at [email protected]. Where a user is covered by and tenders to supplemental insurance, such insurer may assign an adjuster to review the evidence, and Peerspace will thereafter update the Host and/or Guest’s account in accordance with any determination. Where supplemental insurance is omitted, Users agree to cooperate and assist the Disputes Team in good faith and to provide such information and take such actions as is requested by the Disputes Team in connection with the User Dispute. The Disputes Team will attempt to resolve the User Dispute through communication with the users. If users agree to a resolution, or if Peerspace determines in its sole discretion that a user is responsible for fees, damages, costs, refunds, or other amounts, you agree that Peerspace may collect such amounts from you pursuant to this PSA, any Booking Agreement, or any applicable policy. Users agree, upon Peerspace’s reasonable request, to participate in a mediation or similar dispute resolution process with the other user which process will be conducted by Peerspace or a third party selected by Peerspace. Users will not be charged for any mediation or resolution process arranged by Peerspace.
4.2 Binding Arbitration
(a) Process for Arbitration. You and Peerspace agree that any dispute, claim, or controversy arising out of or relating to this PSA or the breach, termination, enforcement, interpretation or validity thereof, or to the use of the Peerspace Platform or Services (collectively, “Disputes”) will be settled through binding arbitration and not in a court of law, as follows:
If the amount of the Dispute is less than $25,000 U.S. dollars ($USD) (or the equivalent thereof in the currency of the jurisdiction where the Booked or Listed space is located), resolution shall be administered online by FairClaims (www.fairclaims.com) or another online arbitration provider of our choosing in accordance with their applicable arbitration rules and procedures effective at the time a claim is made, if such a service is available in the jurisdiction where the Space is located. You consent to receive electronic service of process at the email associated with your Account. Where you are delinquent in responding to such process, you will be responsible for any legal, court, or other fees associated with the delinquency. The party filing the Dispute will be responsible for payment of any costs associated with that filing, including costs borne by Peerspace. As a part of the Dispute, you may also seek to recover these costs if you prevail.
If the amount of the dispute, claim or controversy is reasonably $USD25,000 or more, resolution shall be before a single arbitrator and administered by JAMS if such a service is available in the jurisdiction where the Space is located. This includes but is not limited to any statutory or common law claims relating to breach, enforcement, or interpretation of this PSA and any Booking Agreement. Any such arbitration will take place in the county where the Booked or Listed Space is located, unless you and Peerspace mutually agree otherwise. The arbitrator will apply the substantive Laws of the jurisdiction where the Space is located. All claims from $USD25,000 to $USD250,000 shall be subject to the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules.
The legislation of the jurisdiction where the Space is located (for example, The Federal Arbitration Act (9 U.S.C. §§ 1-16) in the United States) will govern all such arbitrations under this PSA. To initiate such an arbitration, a party will provide a written demand that states both the basis of the claim and the desired relief. Each party irrevocably and unconditionally consents to service of process through personal service at their corporate headquarters, registered address, or primary address (for individuals or sole proprietors). Nothing in this PSA affects the right of any party to serve process in any other manner permitted by Law.
PLEASE NOTE, WHERE NEITHER FAIRCLAIMS OR JAMS OPERATE, OR AT PEERSPACE’S REASONABLE DISCRETION, PEERSPACE MAY USE A SIMILAR ARBITRATION SERVICE IN THE JURISDICTION WHERE THE SPACE IS LOCATED AND ALL DISPUTES WILL BE SETTLED THROUGH BINDING ARBITRATION AND NOT IN A COURT OF LAW.
Once arbitration is initiated as provided in Subsections 4.2 (a) paragraph 2 and 4.2 (a) paragraph 3 above, the parties will share the costs of the arbitration, facilities, and arbitration reporters (as necessary) equally except as otherwise determined by the arbitrator. Each party will be responsible for its own legal fees and legal costs. The arbitrator may award the prevailing party recovery of any of the costs of arbitration or legal fees as they see appropriate.
(b) Remedies. The arbitrator may provide for any monetary or other remedies that are available under applicable Law but may not modify the terms of this PSA or any Booking Agreement. The arbitrator will provide a reasoned decision addressing the specifics of the dispute. The decision is binding and not subject to appeal. The parties will act promptly to respect the decision of the arbitrator, including payment of any amounts owed or taking of any action required. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
(c) Certain Claims Excluded. Notwithstanding Section 4.2 the parties agree that any claims based on ownership or misuse of the other party’s intellectual property—including patents, copyrights, or trademarks—may be brought before the state or Federal courts located in San Francisco, California or before the courts of such other jurisdiction where Peerspace has a business operation, subject to the mutual consent of the parties. Either party may also seek provisional remedies for injunctive relief under such claims from a court of competent jurisdiction.
(d) This arbitration section is not applicable where prohibited by law. For EU-consumers, this arbitration agreement applies only if they bring claims against Peerspace in the United States. The term “EU-consumers" refers to a natural person who is usually residing in the European Economic Area and is entering into a legal transaction which is predominantly neither for commercial nor for self-employed professional purposes.
4.3 Class Action and Jury Waiver
Each party agrees that any action or claim arising from or related to this PSA or any Booking Agreement may only be brought on an individual basis and not part of a class action or consolidated arbitration, or join claims with other users or third parties. Further, each party expressly waives its right to a jury in arbitration and court, where permitted by law.
You may opt-out of this class action and jury waiver described herein by emailing us at [email protected] within 30 days of your first use of the Platform or Services. You must include your name, phone number, physical address, and email address in your opt-out notice. This is your only mechanism for opting out of this Section and failure to do so as described constitutes your consent to this waiver. If you choose to opt out of this Section please note that all other provisions in this PSA will remain intact and in full force and effect.
This waiver section is not applicable where prohibited by law.
4.4 Conflict of Rules
If any provision of this Section 4 is found to be invalid or unenforceable, the reviewing court or arbitrator, as applicable, will interpret or revise the provisions only as minimally necessary to comply with Law. All the other provisions will remain enforceable and intact as written.
4.5 Confidentiality of Proceedings
Any proceedings pursuant to this Section 4 and their results will be maintained as confidential by all parties. Except as may be required by Law, the parties and those persons participating in the proceedings on their behalf will not disclose and will maintain the confidentiality of all materials, testimony, and evidence provided during the proceeding as well as the results of such proceeding. The parties agree to enter into a separate confidentiality agreement or order, as appropriate, to maintain the confidentiality of the proceedings.
Section 5: Additional Legal Terms
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR PROVISION, OR FOR THE CONDITION OR NATURE, OF ANY SPACE, HOST SERVICES, OR VENDOR SERVICES. HOSTS, GUESTS, AND VENDORS ARE INDEPENDENT THIRD-PARTIES AND ARE NOT AFFILIATED, CONTROLLED BY, OR EMPLOYED BY PEERSPACE. HOSTS AND VENDORS SET THEIR OWN PRICES, USE THEIR OWN FACILITIES AND RESOURCES, AND MAY CONDITION USE OF SPACES OR VENDOR SERVICES AS THEY FEEL IS APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR BUSINESS.
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT USE OF THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK. PEERSPACE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR PERFORMING BACKGROUND CHECKS ON GUESTS, HOSTS, OR VENDORS (INCLUDING CRIMINAL OR CIVIL CHECKS); DOES NOT REVIEW THE CONDITION OF SPACES OR ENSURE THAT THEY COMPLY WITH EXISTING LAW, MEET ANY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS, OR ARE CONSISTENT WITH THEIR DESCRIPTION; AND DOES NOT GUARANTEE PERFORMANCE OF ANY USER OR THIRD PARTY. ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED TO YOU REGARDING USERS, SPACES, VENDORS OR VENDOR SERVICES IS ONLY PROVIDED TO FACILITATE YOUR USE OF THE PLATFORM AND IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, PEERSPACE DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES, EXPRESS AND IMPLIED, THAT ANY INFORMATION PROVIDED THROUGH THE PLATFORM IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE, OR THAT ANY USER, SPACE, VENDOR OR VENDOR SERVICE WILL BE PROVIDED TO YOU AS DESCRIBED. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, PEERSPACE DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND LIABILITY RESULTING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE, INTENTIONAL MISCONDUCT, OR CRIMINAL ACTIVITY OF ALL USERS OR THIRD PARTIES, OR ANY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE THAT OCCURS TO YOU, THIRD PARTIES, OR PROPERTY WHILE ACCESSING OR USING SPACES OR VENDOR SERVICES. YOU AGREE THAT BOOKINGS CARRY INHERENT RISK, AND BY USING THE SERVICES TO EFFECT A BOOKING, YOU CHOOSE TO ASSUME THOSE RISKS VOLUNTARILY. FOR EXAMPLE, ACTIVITIES OCCURRING IN CONNECTION WITH A BOOKING CARRY RISK OF ILLNESS, BODILY INJURY, DISABILITY OR DEATH, AND YOU FREELY AND WILLFULLY ASSUME THOSE RISKS IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR BOOKINGS. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE CHOICES YOU MAKE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER YOUR BOOKING. BY MAKING OR ACCEPTING BOOKINGS, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT, AS OF THE DATE OF THE APPLICABLE EVENT THAT YOU ARE BOOKING, YOU AND ANY ATTENDEE: (I) DO NOT HAVE A COUGH, FEVER OR OTHER SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS; (II) HAVE NOT TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS; AND (III) HAVE NOT BEEN EXPOSED OR COME INTO CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS. IN THE EVENT A HOST IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS, HOST AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS GUEST AND PEERSPACE FROM ALL LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS THAT ARISE IN ANY WAY FROM ANY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OR HARM THAT RESULTS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ANY SUCH EXPOSURE; IN THE EVENT A GUEST IS EXPOSED TO COVID-19 OR ANY OTHER COMMUNICABLE ILLNESS, GUEST AGREES TO RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS HOST AND PEERSPACE FROM ALL LIABILITIES AND CLAIMS THAT ARISE IN ANY WAY FROM ANY INJURY, DEATH, LOSS OR HARM THAT RESULTS, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, FROM ANY SUCH EXPOSURE.
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT ANY GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SUITABILITY FOR YOUR PARTICULAR USE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE DISCLAIM THAT THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES ARE FREE FROM ERROR OR VIRUSES; THAT THEY WILL NEVER CAUSE HARM; THAT THEY MEET OR BE SUITABLE FOR YOUR NEEDS OR REQUIREMENTS; THAT THEY ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE; OR THAT THEY ACCURATELY REPRESENT SPACES, HOSTS, GUESTS, VENDORS OR VENDOR SERVICES. SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW, WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY OBLIGATION TO CORRECT ERRORS, EVEN THOSE THAT WE ARE AWARE OF, AND MAY CHOOSE TO DISCONTINUE OPERATION OF THE PLATFORM OR SERVICE, OR FEATURES OF EITHER, AT ANY TIME.
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LEGAL WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR REPRESENTATIONS. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.IF YOU ARE A CONSUMER IN THE EU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS DO NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN AUSTRALIA YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS UNDER THE COMPETITION AND CONSUMER ACT 2010 WHICH MAY NOT BE EXCLUDED. OUR LIABILITY FOR FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH A CONSUMER GUARANTEE UNDER THAT ACT IS LIMITED TO:
(A) THE SUPPLYING OF OUR SERVICES AGAIN; OR
(B) THE PAYMENT OF THE COST OF HAVING OUR SERVICES SUPPLIED AGAIN.
5.2 LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE LAWS OF CERTAIN JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OR CERTAIN DAMAGES FOR CONSUMERS. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE BELOW EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU AND YOU MAY HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
EXCEPT TO THE LIMITED EXTENT OF THE PEERSPACE FEES (AS DEFINED BELOW) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES OR ANY LEGAL THEORY WILL PEERSPACE OR ITS AGENTS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, PARTNERS, MANAGERS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, INFORMATION PROVIDERS, DISTRIBUTORS, VENDORS, ATTORNEYS, OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGES (WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, COMPENSATORY, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHERWISE), INJURY, CLAIM OR LIABILITY OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER BASED UPON OR ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES, OR SPACES OR VENDOR SERVICES, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES, OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE PLATFORM AND SERVICES. AS USED HEREIN, “PEERSPACE FEES” SHALL MEAN THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO PEERSPACE, EXCLUDING ANY AMOUNTS THAT WERE PAID OR PAYABLE TO HOSTS OR VENDORS, FOR USE OF THE PLATFORM OR SERVICES.
THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY SET FORTH ABOVE APPLIES TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.
TO CONSUMERS IN THE EU AND OTHER USERS IN THE EU, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE USE OF OUR PLATFORM WE ARE LIABLE ONLY TO THE EXTENT DESCRIBED BELOW:
WE ARE LIABLE FOR INTENT AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE OF OUR REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS AND FOR CULPABLE INJURY TO LIFE, LIMB, OR HEALTH. FURTHERMORE, WE SHALL ONLY BE LIABLE IN ACCORDANCE WITH MANDATORY STATUTORY PROVISIONS THAT ARE IN EFFECT IN A USER'S SPECIFIC COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE (E.G., THE GERMAN PRODUCT LIABILITY ACT (PRODUKTHAFTUNGSGESETZ, Civil Code in Spain); IN THE EVENT OF CULPABLE BREACH OF MATERIAL CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATIONS, WHICH ARE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF THE FULFILLMENT IN ORDER TO PROPERLY PERFORM THE CONTRACT AND UPON WHICH YOU MAY REGULARLY RELY, OR INSOFAR AS WE HAVE FRAUDULENTLY CONCEALED THE DEFECT OR HAVE ASSUMED A WARRANTY FOR THE GOODS. IN THE EVENT OF CULPABLE BREACH OF A MATERIAL CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION, LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE DAMAGES FORESEEABLE AT THE TIME OF CONCLUSION OF THE CONTRACT AND WHICH CAN TYPICALLY BE EXPECTED TO OCCUR.
OTHERWISE OUR LIABILITY IS EXCLUDED. A CHANGE IN THE BURDEN OF PROOF TO THE DISADVANTAGE OF THE USER IS NOT ASSOCIATED WITH THE ABOVE PROVISION. THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A MARKETPLACE PROVIDER IS OTHERWISE GOVERNED BY SECTION 5.1.
FOR THE EXTENT OF OUR LIABILITY AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY AS A MARKETPLACE PROVIDER, CLAUSE 5.1. SHALL APPLY ACCORDINGLY. THE EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY IN SECTION 5.1 OTHERWISE APPLIES TO THE SCOPE OF OUR LIABILITY AND OUR RESPONSIBILITY.
You will indemnify, defend, pay, and hold harmless Peerspace and its agents, directors, shareholders, members, partners, managers, officers, employees, information providers, distributors, vendors, attorneys, or affiliates (collectively, “Peerspace Affiliates”) harmless from and against all third-party claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and related expenses (including reasonable legal expenses) (collectively, “Claims”) arising from or related to (a) provision of your Space (for Hosts) or Vendor Service (for Vendors), or use of Spaces or Vendor Services (for Guests); (b) Content you provide through the Platform; (c) your failure to comply with Laws and/or the Rules; (d) your providing of information to us that is inaccurate or incomplete, (e) your breach of any of your representations, warranties, or obligations under this PSA, (f) any contract or other agreement between you and any other user other than through the Platform, and (g) any bodily injury (including death) or damage to tangible or real property to the extent caused by you or your guests.
The limitation of liability set forth above applies to the fullest extent permitted by law. This indemnification will survive termination of this PSA.
5.4 Non-US Users
We allow for use of the Service to List Spaces outside of the United States. Where this is permitted, you will be required to ensure that your use of the Service, including Listing or Booking, as applicable, comply with all Laws specific to your country, province, or region. Users outside of the U.S. may be required to provide information to assist with our collection of VAT or other indirect Taxes, or evidence of your exemption of such Taxes. In Spain, users must collect and declare VAT before the Spanish tax office.
5.5 Right to Amend
We may amend or modify this PSA at any time by posting the modified PSA on our website, sending you a copy via email, or otherwise communicating the amendment to you through the Platform. Subject to local Laws, your continued use of the Platform or Services after we amend or modify this PSA constitutes your consent to the revised PSA. If you do not agree to the revised PSA, you must close your Account by contacting us.
If you are a consumer in the EU, the following shall apply by way of derogation:
We may only change the content of this Service Agreement in relation to you to the extent that the balance between performance and counter-performance existing at the time of conclusion of the contract is disturbed to a significant extent due to changes that are unforeseeable for us, not initiated by us and on which we have no influence. Furthermore, we are entitled to amendments if it serves the purpose of adapting to technical progress or if we change, adapt or expand the functional scope of the platform (e.g. introduce new services, applications or functions). This is again making it necessary to adapt the service description within the Peerspace Services Agreement, provided that this does not result in unreasonable restrictions for the functions used by the User or a comparable alternative function is available. Equally, we are entitled to amendments if a clause in this Services Agreement becomes invalid due to a change in legislation or is declared invalid by the courts, resulting in contractual difficulties that can only be eliminated by amendment or supplement.
In the event of an amendment, we will notify you of the proposed amendment, stating the reason and the specific scope, in text form (e-mail to the address registered with your account) or announce it within the Platform Services in a suitable manner. The changes are considered approved if you do not object to them in writing (e-mail to [email protected] is sufficient) or decline them when presented within the Platform Services. We will specifically draw your attention to this consequence in the notification. The objection must be received by us within one (1) month after receipt of the notification. If you exercise the right to object, the change request will be deemed rejected. The contract will be continued without the proposed changes.
Provided that you exercise your right of objection, we are entitled to terminate this Services Agreement extraordinarily via e-mail to the address registered with your account and remove your account access to the Platform Services.
5.6 Force Majeure; Cancellations
Peerspace is not responsible or liable for nonperformance caused by telecommunications failures, nonperformance of vendors, fires, pandemics, epidemics, or other acts of nature, strife or acts of political discord, or other events outside its reasonable control (each a “Force Majeure”). Cancellations of Bookings, whether with or without cause, or caused by events outside of your reasonable control, are subject to our Cancellation and Refund Policy. Please review it carefully before Booking a Space or Vendor Service.
5.7 No Assignment
You may not assign this PSA or any rights granted to you, including operation or management of your Account, without our prior written consent. Any attempt to do so without our prior consent will be void. We may assign this PSA upon notice to you as part of a sale or transfer of part or all of our business. Any permitted transfer will inure to the benefit of and bind any successors in interest.
5.8 Entire Agreement; Interpretation.
As used in this PSA, “including” or similar words mean “including but not limited to”; “or” may be read as “either… or…” or “both… and…”; and “such as,” “specifically,” “for example,” or similar words identify non-exclusive lists of examples. Headings and ordering used in this PSA are provided for your convenience and do not affect the interpretation of related provisions. Any monetary amounts described in this PSA will be in USD and “$” will be read to mean United States Dollars.
5.9 Reformation/ Severability
Where any part of this PSA is found to be invalid or unenforceable, it will be – to the extent permitted by applicable law – reformed or reinterpreted through force of Law as minimally required to accomplish the objectives while maintaining the original intent of such provision. If such can’t be accomplished, such provision will be struck and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
Peerspace’s failure to enforce any right or provisions of this PSA will not constitute a waiver of such right or provision unless acknowledged and agreed to by us in writing. The exercise by either party of any of its remedies under this PSA will be without prejudice to its other remedies under the PSA or otherwise permitted by Law, except as set forth in these terms.
5.11 No Third-Party Beneficiaries
This PSA does not and is not intended to confer any rights or remedies on persons other than the parties.
5.12 EU Online Dispute Resolution
If you are a consumer in the EU, you can access the European Commission's Online Dispute Resolution platform here.
5.13 Notice according to § 36Consumer Dispute Resolution Act
Please note that under the German Consumer Dispute Resolution Act, we are not obligated or required to participate in any dispute resolution proceedings before a consumer arbitration board to resolve disputes with you.
You may send notices in relation to the PSA to [email protected]. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you agree that any email notice from us is considered accepted by you one day after such notice was sent and will have the same legal effect as if it were physically delivered to you.