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Harassment, Hateful Content, Hate Speech, Bullying, & Threats

Policy Date:

Apr 13, 2022

You may not use Eventbrite to post content or engage in any conduct that is (in our sole evaluation) offensive, harmful, or inappropriate for general audiences, or that we believe constitutes or is likely to encourage or promote any harmful, violent, or illegal activity or outcome. Below, you will find more information about the types of activities, events, and content that are not permitted on or through the Eventbrite Services.

1. Don't Promote Illegal or Inappropriate Activities

Eventbrite may not be used to facilitate harmful or criminal activity of any kind. You may not create or promote events on the Eventbrite Services that constitute or promote any of the following, as determined by Eventbrite:

Explicit sexual activity (including escort services), or pornography,
Illegal gambling activity (whether illegal under any U.S. federal or state law, or non-U.S. law),
Sale or ingestion of illegal drugs, other illegal substances, or nutraceuticals,
Cannabis or cannabis-infused products (including CBD) provided for free, for sale by the Organizer, or as part of the ticket purchase (including free samples, infused food/beverage, gift bags, product discounts, and giveaways), attendee sharing of cannabis, teaching how to grow or extract cannabis (including infused cooking classes), or dispensary tours (this is due to regulations at the federal level, and this policy applies even in locations where cannabis is legal),
Activities that principally promote any other commercial product or service, such as an "infomercial," unless such promotion is expressly indicated to users in a legally sufficient way, such as through a prominent "Advertisement" disclosure,
Unauthorized multi-level marketing businesses,
Credit repair services,
Raffles, sweepstakes, or giveaways that are not part of a live event listed on Eventbrite or that are otherwise prohibited by law (learn more here),
Listings promoting the sale or distribution of any goods or services not directly related to a live event listed on Eventbrite,
Activities that demean, harass, intimidate, threaten or express hatred toward any societal group, whether based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status,
Sale, distribution (including raffles, auctions, giveaways), unlawful use, or trade shows of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury,
Terrorist activity or organized criminal activity.

2. Don't Post Hateful/Dangerous Content, or Events By Hateful/Dangerous Organizations

Eventbrite does not permit on our platform content or organizations that promote or encourage hate, violence, or harassment towards others and/or oneself. Specifically, we prohibit content or organizations that promote hate towards or the harassment of individuals or groups based on race or ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, nationality, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. This prohibition extends to the public promotion of this type of prohibited behavior whether or not specific to the event or content appearing as part of the Services.

3. Don't Post Harmful or Illegal Content

We expect you to respect the individuals, organizations, and groups that are a part of the Eventbrite community. You may not distribute any written or other content through the Eventbrite Services that:

Impersonates any person or entity, including without limitation any governmental officials or public figure; falsely states or otherwise misrepresents your affiliation with any person or entity; or expresses or implies that Eventbrite endorses any statement you make without express written approval to do so,
Promotes or encourages hate or dangerous content (as we've also described above),
Defames or libels any other person,
Invades any person's privacy, or contains a person's likeness without their permission,
Harasses, threatens or seeks to intimidate any person (also described above),
Promotes potentially harmful misinformation or intentionally deceptive disinformation,
Is fraudulent, deceptive or tortious, or
Is protected by copyright, trademark or trade secret law, unless you have the express prior written consent of the owner of such right.
4. Don't Resell Tickets, Engage in Prohibited Sales or Advertising

Eventbrite is a platform for authorized ticket sellers to offer tickets to their own events to, or solicit donations to their own causes surrounding the promotion of an event from, the public. The platform may not be used to resell tickets, sell physical goods (see exception), administer raffles, sweepstakes, contests or games of chance of any nature, or otherwise facilitate the sale of anything other than a ticket for your own event (exception: merchandise or accommodations that have been added as an option in tandem and associated with an event ticket/registration). You may not use the Eventbrite Services to:

Collect or extract any information from the Services for any commercial purpose, such as to resell information (whether personal or other information), or create a new dataset or service, or
Post or transmit any unsolicited advertising, promotional material, "junk mail," "spam," "chain letter," "pyramid scheme," survey, investment opportunity, or any other form of commercial solicitation (except for sponsored events themselves).
5. Don’t collect children’s data without parental consent

If you are organizing an event where children under the age of 16 may attend, our policy is that the parent or legal guardian must register the minor and/or purchase the ticket on their behalf. You may not use our tools or Services to collect data directly from children under the age of 16.

6. Don't Interfere with the Eventbrite Services

To maintain the security and integrity of the Eventbrite Services, you may not do any of the following:

Interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Eventbrite Services or the servers or networks used to make the Services available,
Post, transmit through or release into the Eventbrite Services a virus, worm, Trojan Horse, time bomb, spyware, rootkit, cancelbot, or other computer code, file, or program that is harmful or is intended to damage or hijack the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software or equipment,
Access, or program any technology to access the Services through any robot or "bot," crawling or scraping technology, or other extraction technology (for any purpose), or
Attempt to gain unauthorized access to the Services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to the Services, through password mining or any other means.
7. Don't Infringe on the Intellectual Property Rights of Others

You may not upload or distribute content on Eventbrite that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, or proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements). This includes, but is not limited to, all images, logos, videos, and text uploaded on your event listing. Additionally, you may not do the following on the Eventbrite Services:

Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notice from the Services or any material displayed by the Services, or
Reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion or aspect of the Services.
If you have identified an unauthorized use of your intellectual property on Eventbrite, please follow the process in our Copyright and Trademark Policy.

8. Don't Invade the Privacy of Others

Be thoughtful and careful about the kind of information you ask for. You may not use Eventbrite to collect credit card numbers, social security numbers, financial information, or other sensitive information not absolutely necessary for the administration of your event, and not available for collection through alternative methods.

9. Don't Post Explicit Content

Eventbrite is not a place for pornography, or for explicit, violent and/or graphic content. This applies to all content on our site, including images, videos, and descriptions. We understand that not all nudity is pornographic, and that certain graphic content may be necessary to emphasize the nature of an event on our Services. We will remove content that exposes certain parts of the body, or is intended to celebrate violence or primarily to shock the viewer. Beyond this, we may choose to remove or make certain content private to ensure a general level of safety and appropriateness for the majority of the community.

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