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Terms of Service

These Terms of Service are an agreement between Design Week Portland, an Oregon nonprofit corporation (“DWP”, “we”, or “our”), and you (“you” or “your”). These Terms of Service govern your access to or use of the DWP service, including our websites and email notifications (“Service”), and any information, data, text, graphics, photos, profiles, or other materials uploaded, downloaded, or appearing on the Service (“Content”). By accessing or using the Service, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Service, including our Privacy Policy and Code of Conduct (“Terms”). These Terms affect your legal rights and obligations. If you do not agree to be bound by all of these Terms, do not access or use the Service.

Please note that these Terms contains an arbitration clause and class action waiver. By agreeing to the Terms, you agree to resolve all disputes through binding individual arbitration, which means that you waive any right to have those disputes decided by a judge or jury, and that you waive your right to participate in class actions, class arbitrations, or representative actions.

1. Updates to Terms.

We reserve the right to update or modify the Terms at any time, and will notify you of any update or modification. Your use of the Service following any update or modification constitutes your agreement to follow and be bound by the new Terms. The updates or modifications will not be retroactive, and the most current version of the Terms will govern our relationship with you.

2. The Service.

Based on your current membership, the Service will consist of a combination of:

  • Registration access to festival events and open houses.
  • A profile in our directory of members, available to view by other members if set to public.
  • A central point of access to year-round events from our curated calendar.
  • Ability to propose listings for the year-round calendar or festival line-up, depending on support level.
    • Power Organizer: Unlimited, free listings for accepted programming.
    • Community Member: Fees for accepted listings.

2.1. Reserved Rights. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion and without prior notice or liability to you, to: (i) modify or stop providing the Service or any part of the Service to you or to users generally; (ii) remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Service; (iii) suspend or terminate users; or (iv) reclaim usernames.

2.2. Third Party Sites and Ticketing. The Service may contain links to other websites that are not owned or operated by DWP, including event or ticketing websites. DWP does not currently provide tickets for or manage the events listed on its Service by users. Ticketing for events listed on the Service by users are provided and processed by third-party providers such as Eventbrite, and are managed independently. These linked sites are for your convenience and you access them at your own risk. We have no responsibility or liability for these websites and are not responsible for the content of such websites. Your use of such websites is subject to the terms of use applicable to each website. You agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against the website operator or owner, and release us from any claims or liability related to your agreement with them.

3. Use of the Service.

You may use the Service only if you can form a binding contract with DWP and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. If you are accepting these Terms and using the Service on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so. You may use the Service only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

3.1. Your Account. You must create an account with DWP to use the Service. You agree to provide and maintain true, accurate, current, and complete information about you. Registration data and certain other information about you are governed by our Privacy Policy. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and account, and are solely responsible for any activities that occur under your password or account. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security.

3.2. Privacy Policy. Any information that you or other users provide to DWP is subject to our Privacy Policy, which governs our collection and use of your information. You understand that through your use of the Service you consent to the collection and use of this information as set forth in the Privacy Policy.

3.3. User Conduct. You are solely responsible for your use of the Service, including any content or material that you upload, post, publish, display, or otherwise transmit via the Service, and any related consequences. You shall not post or upload any content or material to the Service that infringes any intellectual property right or other right of any third-party. We may investigate and take appropriate legal action in our discretion against anyone who violates this provision, including removing the content or material from the Service or suspending or terminating associated accounts.

4. Account and Payment.

You must create an account to access the Service. You must pay for a DWP membership if you wish to access the entire Service. If you do not pay for a membership and only create an account, or cancel your annual membership payment, only some of the Service will be available to you. The current membership fee and benefits are listed on our website.

4.1. Payment. We require an annual membership payment to access the entire Service, including creating event listings and registering for events. Membership payments are nonrefundable and will automatically renew until you cancel your membership, which you may do at any time through your account preferences. We also charge a listing fee to submit events for inclusion on our Service. Your right to use the Service or add an event on the Service is contingent upon our receipt of your payment for such activity. We reserve the right to change any fees that we charge, or to institute new or additional fees, at any time in our discretion.

4.2. Third Party Processor. We do not process payments for the Service. Payments are processed by the third-party service Stripe provided by Stripe, Inc. (“Stripe”). Stripe’s terms of service, privacy policy, or other terms govern your relationship with them and their use of your personal information. You can find such terms on Stripe’s website You agree that we are not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against Stripe, and release us from any claims or liability related to your agreement with them.

5. Ownership and Intellectual Property.

The Service and Content are subject to trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property rights or licenses held by DWP. No right, title, or interest in any content or materials is transferred to you as a result of your use of the Service or Content.

5.1. License to You. We grant you a personal, worldwide, royalty free, nontransferable, nonsublicensable, revocable, and nonexclusive license to use the Service and access the Content, provided that: (i) you will not transfer, give access to, copy, or distribute any part of the Service or Content without our prior written consent; (ii) you will not attempt to reverse engineer, alter, disrupt, or modify any part of the Service or Content; and (iii) you will comply with these Terms.

5.2. DMCA Copyright Policy. We respect the intellectual property rights of others and expect users of the Service to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us, and may terminate when appropriate the account of users that engage in repeat infringement.

If you believe that your copyright has been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide DWP with the following information as set forth in The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”), 17 U.S.C. § 512(c)(3):

  • A physical or electronic signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner;
  • Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
  • Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
  • Your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an email address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

Our DMCA designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Service is:

Managing Director

Design Week Portland

2000 NE 42nd Ave #293

Portland, OR 97213


Neither party will be liable for any indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, or lost profits, that may arise in connection with the Terms. DWP’s liability arising out of the Terms for any claim will not exceed the amount actually paid to DWP under the Terms during the year the claim arose or $500.00, whichever is greater.


The Service and Content are provided “AS IS”. DWP makes no warranties, express or implied, and disclaims all implied warranties, including any warranty of merchantability or warranty of fitness for a particular purpose.

8. Indemnity.

You shall indemnify DWP and its directors, officers, agents, and representatives (each an “Indemnified Party”) against any claims, actions, damages, liabilities, losses, or costs, including attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in the settlement or avoidance of any such claim, incurred by or asserted against any Indemnified Party resulting from or arising in connection with: (i) your access to or use of the Service or Content; or (ii) any breach or alleged breach by you of any of your representations, warranties, covenants, or obligations under these Terms.

9. Termination.

You may terminate these Terms at any time by deactivating your accounts and discontinuing your use of the Service and Content. We may suspend or terminate your accounts or these Terms, or cease providing you with all or part of the Service or Content, at any time and will make reasonable efforts to notify you of such action.

10. Transferability.

You shall not transfer or assign these Terms or any right or obligation in these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without the prior written consent of DWP.

11. Arbitration.

You and DWP agree that any dispute or claim arising from or relating to the Terms will be settled by final and binding arbitration using the English language and administered by the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) under its Commercial Arbitration Rules then in effect. Arbitration will be handled by a sole arbitrator in accordance with those rules. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court that has jurisdiction. Any arbitration under the Terms will take place on an individual basis. Class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted. You understand that by agreeing to the Terms, you and DWP are each waiving the right to trial by jury or to participate in a class action or class arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party shall have the right to bring an action in a court of proper jurisdiction for injunctive or other equitable or conservatory relief, pending a final decision by the arbitrator. You may instead assert your claim in “small claims” court, but only if your claim qualifies, your claim remains in such court, and your claim remains on an individual, non-representative, and non-class basis. Payment for any and all reasonable AAA filing, administrative, and arbitrator fees will be in accordance with the Consumer Arbitration Rules.

12. General Terms.

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the Service. Except as provided in these Terms, no term or condition of the Terms may be amended or deemed waived, except by a writing signed by the parties that refers to the Terms. If any term or part of a term of the Terms is invalid, illegal, or unenforceable, the rest of the Terms will remain in effect. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the state of Oregon, without regard to conflict of laws principles. Any claim or arbitration arising out of these Terms, including tort claims, must be resolved in Multnomah County, Oregon.