Last Updated: May 5, 2022
Welcome to Whatnot! To make these Terms of Service (the "Terms") easier to read, we will sometimes refer to WHATNOT INC. (including our directors, officers, members, managers, employees, affiliates, successors and assigns (each, a "Whatnot Representative"), except when acting as a User) as "Whatnot", "our", "we", or "us"; we will refer to you as "you" or a derivative of you; and we will refer to a user who creates an account on Whatnot as a "User(s)". In some instances when describing interactions between Users we will differentiate between "buyer" Users (each, a "Buyer") and "seller" Users (each, a "Seller").
IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING ARBITRATION: WHEN YOU AGREE TO THESE TERMS YOU ARE AGREEING (WITH LIMITED EXCEPTION) TO RESOLVE ANY DISPUTE BETWEEN YOU AND WHATNOT THROUGH BINDING, INDIVIDUAL ARBITRATION RATHER THAN IN COURT. PLEASE REVIEW CAREFULLY THE ARITRATION GENERALLY AND ARBITRATION AGREEMENT SECTION BELOW FOR DETAILS REGARDING ARBITRATION. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE A RESIDENT OF A JURISDICTION WHERE APPLICABLE LAW PROHIBITS ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES, THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE WILL NOT APPLY TO YOU BUT THE PROVISIONS OF THE GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION SECTION WILL APPLY INSTEAD.
About the App
Whatnot is a platform accessible via website and mobile application (cumulatively, the "App") that connects Buyers and Sellers of certain products (an "Item"), that can result in a purchase of an Item (a "Transaction"). The App also facilitates interactions between Buyers and Sellers to allow individuals to make offers on, purchase, trade, and sell non-fungible tokens (the "NFTs"). A purchase of an NFT is also a "Transaction." Whatnot may from time to time be the Seller of NFTs on the App. We provide more in-depth information on registering to use the App and Transactions in the sections below. In offering the App, Whatnot acts as an intermediary platform provider to allow users to communicate and connect with each other in connection with the sale and purchase of Items and NFTs. We use third party companies to process payments (the “Payment Processor”) by Buyers and to payout funds to Sellers and Buyers and Sellers will be subject to and must comply with the Payment Processor’s terms and conditions. To the extent we accept, hold or transmit funds in connection with a listing, we do so through the Payment Processor. Whatnot is not involved in the creation of any Items nor does it directly sell or buy any Items, take title or possession of any Items, or take responsibility for any Items in transit (including any shipment or handling of Items), or ensure the performance of any Items. Buyers are solely responsible for the purchase of and payment for Items that may be available on or through the App and resolving any issues related to the Items. Sellers are solely responsible for all listings of the Items and Whatnot is not responsible for any descriptions, photographs, assurances of quality or performance of any Items, or otherwise. To the maximum extent permitted under applicable law, Whatnot disclaims any responsibility, duties, and liability arising from, related to, or connected with the Items. Whatnot reserves the right to terminate or suspend orders, cancel purchases, or to remove Items listings, for any reason and in its sole discretion and Whatnot will not be liable to Buyers, Sellers or any third party for doing so.
Eligibility to Use the App
You must be at least 18 years old in order to create an Account or use the App. By using the App, you represent and warrant that you are at least 18 years of age, and meet all of the eligibility requirements of these Terms. If you do not meet these requirements or, if for any reason, you do not agree with all of the terms and provisions of these Terms, you must stop using the App immediately.
The App was created by avid fans who were seeking a marketplace for the Items you can find on the App. For this reason, Whatnot does not prohibit any Whatnot Representatives use of the App. All Whatnot Representatives who are acting as Users must abide by these Terms.
Account Creation and Profiles
The App allows a User to create a Whatnot account ("Account"). A User may create an Account by entering their first name and last name and selecting a username and password, which, for the purposes of these Terms, will be considered "User Information". Once an Account is created, if the User wishes to sell Items, the User will need to create an Account profile ("Profile") by providing requested information, at which point the User may be allowed, at our discretion, to sell Items on the App.
All Sellers must provide the following information in their Profile: (1) first and last name, (2) email address, (3) physical address, (4) phone number, and (5) a social media account. All Users may provide additional information as requested in your Profile and Account (the foregoing will also be considered "User Information").
Please Note: While Whatnot collects User Information, it makes no effort or attempt to verify or ensure such User Information is correct, accurate, complete and not misleading.
Account and User Information Protection
It is your responsibility to protect your personal data and maintain the confidentiality of your User Information. You agree to notify us immediately if you suspect or become aware of any unauthorized use of your Account or User Information, or any unauthorized breach of your Account or User Information.
You also acknowledge that your Account and User Information is personal to you and agree not to allow any other person to access the App or any portion of it using your User Information. In the event you share your Account or User Information with others, you do so at your own risk and still are liable for all use of your Account and User Information, even if such use was not authorized.
We have the right to disable any Account at any time in our sole discretion, for any or for no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms.
Unauthorized Use of Your Account
Whatnot will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your Account or User Information, either with or without your knowledge. To the extent allowable by law, you shall be liable for any expenses, including usage charges and fines, fees, civil judgments, and reasonable attorney's fees for your failure to safeguard your User Information and/or promptly notify Whatnot about unauthorized use of your Account or breach of your Account information or password.
No Guarantee of Access
We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the App, and any feature or material we provide as part of the App, in our sole discretion without notice. In addition, the App may automatically be upgraded and updated without notice to you. We will not be liable if for any reason if all or any part of the App is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Use and Access Restrictions
We reserve the right to refuse the use of, or access to, the App to anyone, for any reason, at any time. From time to time, we may restrict access to the App, or any portion thereof, to Users, including registered Users. We may, in our sole discretion, terminate your right to use the App with or without cause at any time, and may prevent your future use of the App. In addition, in accordance with its anti-money laundering, anti-terrorism, anti-fraud, and other compliance policies and practices, we may impose reasonable limitations and controls on the ability of you or any beneficiary to utilize the App. Such limitations may include where good cause exists, rejecting transaction requests, freezing funds, or otherwise restricting you from using the App. You may terminate this Agreement by simply discontinuing use of the App.
Your Responsibilities Before and After Termination
Whatnot has no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of your Account Information (as defined below), User Information, or otherwise. "Account Information" is an encompassing term that is meant to include your User Information as well as Transaction history, Items listed for Transactions, conversations with other Users, if and when such functionality becomes available on the App, Payment Account information and similar information concerning the App and your App usage. This list is meant to be illustrative and not exhaustive. Whatnot shall not be liable to you for any deletion, loss, corruption or withholding of your Account Information or User Information. You are solely responsible to copy and maintain all Account Information and User Information contained in your Account and Profile.
In the event that you terminate your Account, or we terminate your right to use the App, Whatnot may restrict your access to any Account Information, User Information or material that you may have used or stored in the App.
You agree that you will not (and will not encourage or enable another User or third party to):
Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any User Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;
Use the App for any unlawful purpose or for the promotion of illegal activities;
Use the App to, or to attempt to, harass, abuse, or harm another person or group;
Provide others with access to or use of your Account, or use the Account or any other User's Account without permission;
Provide false or inaccurate information in the App or in your Account;
Use the App 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;
Make any automated use of the App, or take any action that we deem to impose or to potentially impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the App;
Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the App or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent;
Copy, adapt, modify, create derivative works of, distribute, sell, or lease any part of the App or materials we provide as part of the App;
Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble, extract or reverse engineer any source code of or any software used to provide the App, unless applicable laws prohibit these restrictions, or you have our written permission to do so;
Use any software, technology, or device to scrape, spider, or crawl the App or harvest or manipulate data;
Introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs, or other material that is malicious or technologically harmful;
Bypass any measures we take to restrict access to the App;
Use the App to solicit sales outside of the App or to send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
Engage in market manipulation, for example the creation and use of multiple accounts in an effort to create the appearance increased demand for an Item or an NFT;
Use the App for the distribution or sale of counterfeit, unauthorized, stolen, B-grade, or similar non-authentic Items or NFTs;
Engage in market manipulation, for example the creation and use of multiple accounts in an effort to create the appearance increased demand for an Item or an NFT;
Distribute or sell counterfeit, unauthorized, stolen, B-grade, or similar non-authentic Items or NFTs;
Engage or assist in any activity that violates any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or sanctions program, including but not limited to the U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC"), or that involves proceeds of any unlawful activity (including but not limited to money laundering, terrorist financing or deliberately engaging in activities designed to adversely affect the performance of the App);
Use the App to participate in fundraising for a business, protocol, or platform, including but not limited to creating, listing, or buying assets that are redeemable for financial instruments, assets that give owners the rights to participate in an ICO or any securities offering, or assets that entitle owners to financial rewards, including but not limited to, DeFi (or decentralized finance) yield bonuses, staking bonuses, and burn discounts;
Fabricate in any way any Transaction or process related thereto;
Place misleading bids or offers;
Disguise or interfere in any way with the IP address of the computer you are using to access or use the App or that otherwise prevents us from correctly identifying the IP address of the computer you are using to access the App;
Transmit, exchange, or otherwise support the direct or indirect proceeds of criminal or fraudulent activity;
Violate any applicable law or regulation;
Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing; or
Otherwise interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper functioning of the App.
Whatnot is not obligated to monitor access to or use of the App or to review or edit any content. However, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the App, to ensure compliance with these Terms and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any content, including User Content (as defined below), at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider it objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the App. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law. The sale of stolen assets, assets taken without authorization, and otherwise illegally obtained assets on the App is prohibited. If you have reason to believe that an asset listed on the App was illegally obtained, please contact us immediately. Listing illegally obtained assets may result in your listings being cancelled, your assets being hidden, or your Account being suspended from the App.
Unauthorized use may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution under federal, state and local law. If you become aware of misuse of our App, please contact us at [email protected].
Your Rights to Use the App
These Terms permit you to use the App for your personal use only, in accordance with the terms herein. Subject to these Terms, we hereby grant you a limited, revocable, personal, non-sublicensable, non-transferable, and non-exclusive license to access and use the App. You will use the App in full compliance with all applicable laws and regulations with regard to your use of the Apps, including all applicable laws.
If you breach any of these Terms, your right to use the App will stop immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title, or interest in or to the App, or any content on the App is transferred to you.
We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
Interactions with other Users
Whatnot has built the App in order to provide Users with the ability to connect with other Users to coordinate Transactions. The degree to which Users may interact and know each other's identity or identifying information and the degree to which Whatnot helps facilitate User interactions may vary from time to time, but at no time shall Whatnot require that Users interact with each other outside of the App.
YOU SHOULD PROTECT YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES, USE YOUR BEST JUDGEMENT AND TAKE GREAT SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WHEN MEETING OR INTERACTING WITH OTHER USERS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND ANY INTERACTION YOU HAVE WITH ANY OTHER USER.
SUBJECT TO APPLICABLE LAW AND AS FURTHER PROVIDED IN THESE TERMS, WHATNOT IS NOT AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR, AND YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND HOLD HARMLESS WHATNOT FROM, ANY AND ALL LOSS, DAMAGE, HARM, INJURY, OR CLAIMS THAT ARISE FROM OR ARE RELATED TO USER INTERACTIONS, ENGAGEMENTS, OR OTHER USE OF THE APP.
User Legal Compliance
We require that Users comply with all applicable laws regarding Transactions, which may include licensing, business registration and the like. It is solely the responsibility of each User, and not of Whatnot, to determine which laws are applicable to them and ensure that they are in compliance with such laws and that they have all necessary rights and licenses to buy and sell the Items. You acknowledge and agree that the use, listing, auctioning, purchase, distribution, promotion, advertising, and sale of certain Items are subject to federal state, and local regulations, including, but not limited to, firearms, recalled products, children's products, alcoholic beverages, coins, and currency. You expressly represent that you shall comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, ordinances, and regulations relating to your use, listing, auctioning, purchase, and distribution, promotion, advertising, and sale of any Items through the App (hereinafter, the "Regulations"). You shall at all times defend, indemnify and hold Whatnot, its shareholders, members, partners, officers, directors, employees, agents, parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, joint venturers, and successors and assigns, harmless from, and against, all causes of action, suits, claims, demands, judgments, liabilities, losses, damages, awards, penalties, fines, costs and expenses (including, but not limited to, reasonable attorney's fees) of any nature or kind, arising under or resulting from: (i) your use, purchase, listing, or distribution of any Items in violation of any Regulations; (ii) your use of the App in connection with the purchase of Items subject to any Regulations; and (iii) your alleged or actual violation or breach of any Regulations.
Please Note: While we require all Users to comply with applicable law, we make no effort to verify or ensure such compliance and we do not guarantee that (i) the App complies with applicable laws; (ii) Users will be in compliance with applicable laws while using the App; or (iii) transactions occurring through the App comply with applicable laws. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we hereby disclaim all liability for any claims arising from, in connection with or relating to (i) the App’s compliance with applicable laws; (ii) a User’s compliance with applicable laws while using the App; or (iii) whether transactions occurring through the App are in compliance with applicable laws. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby remise, release and forever discharge Whatnot and the Whatnot Representatives of and from any and all claims whatsoever which you ever had, now have or may hereafter have, whether at common law, in equity, by statute or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, arising from, in connection with or in respect of (i) whether the App complies with applicable laws; (ii) whether a User ’s is in compliance with applicable laws while using the App; or (iii) whether transactions occurring through the App are in compliance with applicable laws.
At this time, it is free to create an Account and use the App. However, Users are required to pay fees related to Transactions. These fees are outlined on our FAQs, which may be updated or amended from time to time (the "Fee Schedule"). Due to the presence of these potential fees, Users may be required, upon registering their Account, to enter a desired payment method as prompted ("Payment Method").
You authorize Whatnot and/or its Billing Agent to bill you in a manner consistent with its fee structure as found in the Fee Schedule. Fees and charges that are due as a result of a Transaction are automatically billed to your Payment Method upon a Transaction.
Current Payment Information
You must provide Whatnot with current payment information upon registration, change of payment information, and at Whatnot's request. You are solely responsible for maintaining and updating your payment information. Whatnot is not liable for any non-sufficient funds or other charges incurred by you as a result of such attempts to charge, and/or place holds on, your Payment Method.
The following shall apply if you sign up for an Account:
You authorize Whatnot and/or any other company that bills for products or services, or acts as billing agent for Whatnot ("Billing Agent") to charge and/or place a hold on your Payment Method for any charges or fees related to your use of the App.
You authorize Whatnot and/or Billing Agent to charge and/or place a hold on your Payment Method for any charges related to your use of the App.
You authorize the party that issued your Payment Method to pay any amounts described herein without requiring a signed receipt, and you agree that your acceptance of these Terms is authorization to the issuer to pay all such amounts.
You authorize Whatnot and/or its Billing Agent to continue to attempt to charge your Payment Method for all amounts described herein, or any portion thereof, until such amounts are paid in full.
If the Payment Method on file is declined or otherwise rejected for any fee or membership charge, the User shall have 7 days to provide updated information and payment. Failure to cure the within the 7-day grace period may, at Whatnot's sole discretion, result in termination of your Account without a refund. If a User wishes to reactivate their Account after deactivation from failure to pay a fee, they will be required to satisfy any debts owed to another User or to Whatnot before a new Account can be created.
Item Transactions Generally
Sellers may list an Item for sale in the App. By listing an Item in the App, Sellers create a binding offer to sell that particular Item at a specified price ("Listing Price"). When a Listing Price aligns with a Buyer's specified buying price (an "Offer"), the App processes an automatic purchase Transaction. Buyer's Payment Method is immediately charged the total amount of the Transaction, which includes the purchase price plus all applicable fees. Upon the occurrence of a Transaction, Seller ships the Item to Buyer using a pre-paid shipping label provided to Seller by Whatnot or Whatnot’s third party service provider(s). Within 10 days of the Buyer's receipt of the Item(s),the applicable purchase price, less any applicable fees payable by the Seller to Whatnot pursuant to the Fee Schedule, will be transferred to the Seller via the Payment Processor (a "Payout Transaction"). The amounts available for Payout Transactions may be reflected on the App as the Seller's Whatnot Account Balance. It is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is accurate for a proper transfer. Whatnot may be unable to recover money transferred to an improper account based on the information provided by Users. Seller shall be responsible for the cost of fees charged by the Payment Processor for transfers, and Seller should review the Payment Processor's terms and services as rates are subject to change and beyond the control of Whatnot.
If available for a given Transaction, a Buyer may opt into a verification process whereby Whatnot verifies the Item purchased by the Buyer (a "Verification Opt-in"). Upon the occurrence of a Transaction whereby the Buyer has selected the Verification Opt-In, Seller will ship the Item to Whatnot. Whatnot then conducts a verification process in which Whatnot determines the accuracy of the Item's description, condition and authenticity. Once Whatnot determines, in its sole discretion, that the Item is authentic and that its description is accurate, Whatnot confirms the Transaction can proceed and ships the Item to Buyer. If a Buyer participates in the Verification Opt-In, such Buyer will be charged an additional fee, payable to Whatnot, as set out on the WhatnotFAQs.
Seller Responsibilities for Item Transactions:
A Transaction occurs when a Listing Price and an Offer align. Upon a Transaction, Sellers are responsible to ship the Item in accordance with Whatnot's shipping policy, which is subject to change, and is available at all times on the WhatnotFAQs. To benefit Sellers, directly or indirectly through its third party servicer provider(s), Whatnot provides a pre-paid shipping label that Sellers use to ship an Item to Buyer, or to Whatnot in the case of a Verification Opt-in. Should, for any reason, the cost to ship an Item exceed the pre-paid label price, Seller shall be responsible for any additional payment necessary to ship the Item. Failure to abide by shipping policies may, at the sole discretion of Whatnot, result in penalties.
Sellers are responsible for the accuracy of an Item's description. Sellers are required to ensure that the Item matches exactly the image that is displayed on the App, and that the described condition of the Item is a true and accurate description of the condition of the Item. Any inaccuracy, whether it be the description, condition or authenticity of an Item, may, at the sole discretion of Whatnot, result in penalties. If Sellers have any questions regarding Whatnot's authentication process or its condition evaluation process, Seller is responsible for reviewing these items on the Whatnot FAQs.
Penalties arising from Seller-related issues may include but are not limited to (i) additional charges of 15% of the total Transaction amount, or $12.00 (USD) for Transaction less than $45.00 (USD), whichever is greater, plus applicable Taxes and additional amounts that may be necessary to reflect the use of coupons, promotional specials, or gift certificates, and amounts that reflect the cost of a replacement Item; (ii) removal of any or all Seller Items from the App; (iii) cancellation of any or all of Seller's pending Transactions on the App; (iv) withholding of any payments due to Seller; (v) limitations on Seller's ability to buy and/or sell Items; (vi) charges to Seller's Whatnot Account for costs, expenses, and fees incurred by Whatnot as a result of Seller's failure to properly comply with these Terms; and (vii) temporary or permanent suspensions of Seller's Account.
Whatnot has no obligation to return Items that do not conform to the Seller's description, and Seller is responsible for any fees associated with any return or disposal of the Item(s). Whatnot has no obligation to return any Item that is deemed counterfeit, unauthentic, stolen, unauthorized, b-grade, or similar, but rather, Whatnot may turn those Items over to the proper authorities, and Seller is responsible for any fees associated with this action.
Buyer Responsibilities for Item Transactions:
When a Buyer places an Offer, the Buyer is responsible for the completion of payment of the Transaction amount, including all additional fees and Taxes. More information regarding fees and Taxes can be found in our Fee Schedule. Upon a Transaction, a Buyer authorizes Whatnot to charge Buyer's Payment Method. Buyer is responsible for updating Payment Method information as necessary to ensure sufficient funds and accurate information that will allow the satisfaction of payment obligations arising from a Transaction.
Penalties arising from payment-related issues may include but are not limited to (i) additional charges of 15% of the total Transaction amount, or $12.00 USD for Transaction less than $45.00 USD, whichever is greater, plus applicable Taxes and additional amounts that may be necessary to reflect the use of coupons, promotional specials, or gift certificates, and amounts that reflect the cost of a replacement Item; (ii) removal of any or all Buyer's Seller Items if said Buyer also acts as a Seller on the App; (iii) cancellation of any or all of Buyer's Seller pending Transactions on the App; (iv) withholding of any payments due to Buyer in its capacity as Buyer or Seller; (v) place limits on Buyer's ability to buy and/or sell Items; (vi) charges to Buyer's Payment Method or subsequently provided means of payment for costs, expenses, and fees incurred by Whatnot as a result of Buyer's failure to properly comply with these Terms and; (vii) temporary or permanent suspension of Buyer's Buyer and/or Seller Account.
Whatnot Responsibilities for Item Transactions:
Seller will ship the Item directly to the Seller using the pre-paid shipping label provided to the Seller by Whatnot or Whatnot’s third party service provider(s). Whatnot, through the Payment Processor, will issue payment to Seller within 10 days of the date of evidence of Buyer's receipt of the Item(s). In the event that a Buyer disputes the Item for any reason, Whatnot may, at its sole discretion, delay the distribution of payment, request the Item be sent to Whatnot, request the Item be returned to the Seller, or issue a refund to the Buyer. This list of actions is meant to be illustrative rather than exhaustive.
For Transactions subject to the Verification Opt-In, Whatnot conducts a verification process using commercially reasonable efforts to determine the authenticity of each Item and the accuracy of the Item's description, including its condition ("Item Verification"). Notwithstanding the foregoing, to the extent permitted by applicable law or as otherwise set out in our High Value Loss Reimbursement Policy, Whatnot shall not be liable or responsible for any User's damage, direct or indirect loss, costs or expenses arising from any Item Verification, regardless of whether or not such damage, loss, costs or expenses arise from the negligence of Whatnot. In the event that an Item cannot be authenticated, or is determined to be inaccurately described, Whatnot shall notify the Buyer and the Seller of Whatnot's conclusion, which results in an automatic cancellation of the Transaction and a refund to the Buyer's Payment Method. Once Whatnot determines that the Item meets the necessary criteria, in the event that an Item is authenticated, Whatnot will ship the Item to the Buyer, and will provide shipping notice and tracking information. Except as may be otherwise set out in our High Value Loss Reimbursement Policy, Whatnot shall not be responsible for any Item that is damaged or lost during shipping. As above, Whatnot, through the Payment Processor, will issue payment to Seller within 10 days of the date of evidence of Buyer's receipt of the Item(s). For further information about Whatnot's roles and responsibilities, visit the Whatnot FAQs. For certainty, Whatnot does not conduct an Item Verification, unless a Buyer selects the Verification Opt-In at the time of the Transaction.
Whatnot may, in its sole discretion, provide historical Whatnot sales data and estimated values for Items. Whatnot is under no obligation to provide such data, but rather may choose to do so for the benefit of its Users. Whatnot's historical sales data and estimated values in no way suggest or guarantee that Items will sell for an amount that is close to or that exceeds the amount of any past Transaction or for estimated value. We hereby disclaim all liability for any claims arising from, in connection with or relating to any historical sales data or estimated values for Items that we may provide on the App. You hereby remise, release and forever discharge Whatnot and the Whatnot Representatives of and from any and all claims whatsoever which you ever had, now have or may hereafter have, whether at common law, in equity, by statute or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, arising from, in connection with or in respect of any historical sales data or estimated values for Items that we may provide on the App.
Auction Terms & Conditions
Certain Sellers may be permitted to upload, post or transmit (such as via a stream) or otherwise make available content through the App including, without limitation, any text, photographs, user videos, sound recordings and the musical works embodied therein, including videos that incorporate locally stored sound recordings from your personal music library and ambient noise ("User Content") in connection with a live auction conducted by Seller for bidding and purchase of Items ("Auction"). The defined term "Transaction" as used these Terms will include Auctions, as applicable.
Whenever you upload or transmit User Content through the App, you must comply with the standards described under "Going Live On Whatnot" currently available at: https://whatnot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/sections/4416939590797-Going-Live- as may be updated by Whatnot from time to time. You warrant that your User Content does comply with those standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty. This means you will be responsible for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.
You must not post any User Content on or through the App or transmit to us any User Content that you consider to be confidential. When you submit User Content through the App, you agree and represent that you own that User Content, or you have received all necessary permissions, consents, waivers and clearances, or are otherwise authorized to submit it to the App and grant the licenses to such User Content as described in these Terms.
You or the owner of your User Content still own the copyright in User Content sent to us, but by submitting User Content via the Services, you hereby grant us a non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully transferable, perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide license to use, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit, and/or distribute and to authorize other Users and third-parties to view, access, use, download, modify, adapt, reproduce, make derivative works of, publish and/or transmit your User Content in any format and on any platform, either now known or hereinafter invented.
By posting User Content to or through the App, you waive any rights to prior inspection or approval of any marketing or promotional materials related to such User Content. You also waive any and all rights of privacy, publicity, or any other rights of a similar nature in connection with your User Content, or any portion thereof. To the extent any moral rights are not transferable or assignable, you hereby waive and agree never to assert any and all moral rights, or to support, maintain or permit any action based on any moral rights that you may have in or with respect to any such User Content.
You further grant us a royalty-free license to use your name, image, voice, and likeness to identify you as the source of any of your User Content or otherwise in connection with our use of your User Content. Whatnot has the right to use, on the App and in advertising and promotional materials, images (including photographic images) of Items being sold or that have been sold through the App, including through Auctions.
Whatnot reserves the right to cut, crop, edit or refuse to publish, your User Content at our sole discretion. In addition, we have the right -- but not the obligation -- in our sole discretion to remove, disallow, block or delete any User Content (i) that we consider to violate these Terms, or (ii) in response to complaints from other users or third parties, with or without notice and without any liability to you. We do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, appropriateness or quality of any User Content, and under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any User Content.
Auction Eligibility and Fees
Eligibility to host an Auction will be determined in Whatnot's sole discretion. If you participate in or host an Auction, you agree to be bound by and pay all fees according to the Live Auction Rules, currently available at: https://whatnot.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360061605931-Live-Auction-Rules as may be updated by Whatnot from time to time. Each Seller that hosts an Auction may charge a buyer's premium (which is an additional fee that a winning bidder is required to pay above the auction price) as well as shipping, handling, and other fees. These fees are subject to change by the Seller and the particular item for sale and are set by the Seller. In offering the App, Whatnot acts as an intermediary platform provider to allow users to communicate and connect with each other in connection with Transaction, including Auctions. Whatnot is not an auction house and we are not conducting live auctions.
Bidding, Buying and Conditions of Sale
The rules for how bids are accepted, bid increments, bid retraction and cancellation, the conditions the buyer must meet to purchase an item, as well as the specific conditions of sale (such as warranties, shipping costs, insurance, and the like) may change for each Auction at the sole discretion of the Seller. Seller acts as an auctioneer and makes the sole, final determination concerning bidding on the item, the sale of the item, and the resolution of any disputes; provided that Whatnot reserves the right to cancel an Auction if it determines in its reasonable discretion that a bid was made in error.
The Whatnot return policy can be found on the Whatnot FAQs. If you experience a problem with your purchase or Item, and you cannot find the proper answer on our FAQs page, please contact us at [email protected].
NFT Transactions Generally
Sellers may list an NFT for sale in the App. By listing an NFT in the App, Sellers create a binding offer to sell that particular NFT at a specified price ("NFT Listing Price"). Whatnot may from time to time be the Seller of NFTs on the App. When an NFT Listing Price aligns with a Buyer's specified buying price (an "NFT Offer"), the App processes an automatic purchase Transaction. Buyer's Payment Account is immediately charged the total amount of the Transaction, which includes the purchase price plus all applicable fees. When you purchase an NFT on the App, the NFT is held in the Whatnot custodied wallet(s), and the NFT will continue to be held in the Whatnot custodied wallet(s) unless and until you withdraw your NFT.
NFT Buyers and Sellers
Intellectual Property Ownership
Whatnot and its licensors are the sole owners of all right, title, and interest in and to the App, including all software and technology therein, as well as any and all intellectual property rights arising therefrom. Except as otherwise provided herein or as authorized in writing by Whatnot, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, frame, create derivative works from, transfer, or otherwise use in any other way for commercial or public purposes, in whole or in part, any information, software, products, materials, or services obtained from the App. If you wish to make any use of material provided as part of the App other than as set out in these Terms, please address your request to: [email protected].
Any use of the App not expressly permitted by these Terms is a breach of these Terms and may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. We reserve all rights that are not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
Cooperation with Law Enforcement
Without limiting any term or provision of these Terms, we have the right to fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing us to disclose the identity or other information of anyone posting any Items on or through the App. YOU WAIVE AND HOLD HARMLESS THE COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSEES AND SERVICE PROVIDERS FROM ANY CLAIMS RESULTING FROM ANY ACTION TAKEN BY ANY OF THE FOREGOING PARTIES DURING, OR TAKEN AS A CONSEQUENCE OF, INVESTIGATIONS BY EITHER SUCH PARTIES OR LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES.
All material or information that you use post to the App must comply with U.S. copyright law, depending on jurisdiction. If you are the copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe, in good faith, that any materials currently being used in connection with the App infringe upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (see 17 U.S.C 512) ("DMCA") by sending the following information in writing to Whatnot's designated copyright agent at [email protected]:
The date of your notification;
A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
A description of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
A description of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and information sufficient to enable us to locate such work, including at a minimum, if applicable, the URL of the link shown on the App where such material may be found;
User Information reasonably sufficient to permit Whatnot to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and/or email address;
A statement 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, similar to the following:
"I hereby state that I have a good faith belief that the disputed use of the copyrighted material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law (e.g., as a fair use)."
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 owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed, similar to the following:
"I hereby state that the information in this Notice is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that I am the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyright or of an exclusive right under the copyright that is allegedly infringed."
Assumption of Risk
You agree and acknowledge the world is a dangerous place and you must use a great deal of care and caution in all interactions with other Users, whether such interactions occur by phone call, electronic communication outside of the App, or in-person interactions. In the event that Users interact on the App, Whatnot encourages all Users to take proper precautions. To the extent permitted by applicable law, we hereby disclaim all liability for any claims arising from, in connection with or relating to your communication with another User on, through, or while using the App. To the extent permitted by applicable law, you hereby remise, release and forever discharge Whatnot and the Whatnot Representatives of and from any and all claims whatsoever which you ever had, now have or may hereafter have, whether at common law, in equity, by statute or otherwise, whether now known or unknown, arising from, in connection with or in respect of your communication with another User on, through, or while using the App. If the identity of another User is discovered and leads to an interaction that either User considers inappropriate for any reason, Whatnot encourages the User to contact us at [email protected].
BY USING THE APP AND ENTERING INTO A TRANSACTION YOU ARE ACKNOWLEDGING THAT YOU ARE AWARE OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH USING THE APP AND ENTERING INTO A TRANSACTION.
With regards to NFT Transactions, you also accept and acknowledge that:
The prices and liquidity of cryptocurrency assets (including any NFTs) are extremely volatile. Fluctuations in the price of other digital assets could materially and adversely affect the NFTs made available through the App, which may also be subject to significant price volatility. We cannot guarantee that any Buyers of NFTs will not lose money.
You are solely responsible for determining what, if any, Taxes apply to your Transactions through the App. Neither Whatnot nor any Whatnot affiliates are responsible for determining the Taxes that apply to such Transactions.
Any transfer of cryptocurrency assets (such as withdrawing your NFT) occurs within the supporting decentralized blockchain in which NFTs are recorded (the "Blockchain") and not on the App. Transactions in NFTs may be irreversible, and, accordingly, losses due to fraudulent or accidental transactions may not be recoverable.
There are risks associated with using an Internet based currency, including but not limited to, the risk of hardware, software and Internet connections, the risk of malicious software introduction, and the risk that third parties may obtain unauthorized access to information stored within your wallet. You accept and acknowledge that Whatnot will not be responsible for any communication failures, disruptions, errors, distortions or delays you may experience when using the App for Transactions, however caused.
A lack of use or public interest in the creation and development of distributed ecosystems could negatively impact the development of those ecosystems and related applications, and could therefore also negatively impact the potential utility or value of a certain NFT.
The regulatory regime governing blockchain technologies, cryptocurrencies, and tokens is uncertain, and new regulations or policies may materially adversely affect the development of the App and the utility of NFTs.
The App may rely on third-party platforms to perform Transactions with respect to any cryptocurrency assets. If we are unable to maintain a good relationship with such platform providers; if the terms and conditions or pricing of such platform providers change; if we violate or cannot comply with the terms and conditions of such platforms; or if any of such platforms loses market share or falls out of favor or is unavailable for a prolonged period of time, access to and use of the App will suffer.
There are risks associated with purchasing user generated content, including but not limited to, the risk of purchasing counterfeit assets, mislabeled assets, assets that are vulnerable to metadata decay, assets on smart contracts with bugs, and assets that may become untransferable. Whatnot reserves the right to hide collections, contracts, and assets affected by any of these issues or by other issues. Assets you purchase may become inaccessible on the App. Under no circumstances shall the inability to view or access your assets on the App serve as grounds for a claim against Whatnot.
By accessing and using the App, you represent that you understand the inherent risks associated with using cryptographic and blockchain-based systems, and that you have a working knowledge of digital assets. Such systems may have vulnerabilities or other failures, or other abnormal behavior. Whatnot is not responsible for any issues with the Blockchains, including forks, technical node issues or any other issues having fund losses as a result. You acknowledge that the cost and speed of transacting with cryptographic and blockchain-based systems such as Ethereum are variable and may increase at any time. You further acknowledge the risk that your digital assets may lose some or all of their value while they are supplied to or from the App. You further acknowledge that we are not responsible for any of these variables or risks and cannot be held liable for any resulting losses that you experience while accessing the App. Accordingly, you understand and agree to assume full responsibility for all of the risks of accessing and using and interacting with App.
THE APP, AND ANY CONTENT OR INFORMATION THEREIN, INCLUDING USER CONTENT, NFTS AND ASSOCIATED NFT CONTENT, AS WELL AS ANY ITEM VERIFICATION, WHATNOT HISTORICAL SALES DATA, ESTIMATED VALUE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WHATNOT IS PROVIDED "AS IS," WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. FOR CERTAINTY, WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE APP OR ANY TRANSACTIONS THAT OCCUR USING THE APP COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAWS. WHATNOT MAKES NO EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES REGARDING THE APP, USER CONTENT, THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE APP, ITEM VERIFICATION, WHATNOT HISTORICAL SALES DATA, ESTIMATED VALUE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WHATNOT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WITH RESPECT TO THE APP (INCLUDING ANY CONTENT AND INFORMATION THEREIN), USER CONTENT, ANY ITEM VERIFICATION, WHATNOT HISTORICAL SALES DATA, ESTIMATED VALUE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WHATNOT, WHATNOT EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, SECURITY, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WHATNOT MAKES NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION THAT ACCESS TO OR OPERATION OF THE APP, USER CONTENT, ITEM VERIFICATION, WHATNOT HISTORICAL SALES DATA, ESTIMATED VALUE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WHATNOT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE. YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK OF LOSS RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE APP OR FROM ANY USER CONTENT, ITEM VERIFICATION, WHATNOT HISTORICAL SALES DATA, ESTIMATED VALUE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WHATNOT.
SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT PERMIT DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTY, SO THIS PROVISION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
WHATNOT IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OF ANY PAYMENT INSTRUMENT INFORMATION, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WHETHER SUCH INFORMATION IS UP-TO-DATE. WHATNOT HAS NO DUTY OR RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT A USER HAS PROVIDED A VALID AND PROPER PAYMENT METHOD TO CONDUCT A TRANSACTION, OR TO DETERMINE IF A USER'S PAYMENT INSTRUMENT IS IN GOOD STANDING AND SUFFICIENT TO CONDUCT A TRANSACTION. USERS UNDERSTAND THAT THEY MAY INCUR FEES AND/OR CHARGES AS A RESULT OF WHATNOT TRANSACTIONS UNDER THE TERMS OF AGREEMENTS WITH PAYMENT INSTRUMENT ISSUERS, OR WHATNOT MAY BE UNABLE TO FACILITATE SOME TRANSACTIONS.
NFTS ARE INTANGIBLE DIGITAL ASSETS. THEY EXIST ONLY BY VIRTUE OF THE OWNERSHIP RECORD MAINTAINED IN THE APPLICABLE BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK. ANY TRANSFER OF TITLE THAT MIGHT OCCUR IN ANY UNIQUE DIGITAL ASSET OCCURS ON THE DECENTRALIZED LEDGER WITHIN SUCH BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK. WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THAT WE CAN EFFECT THE TRANSFER OF TITLE OR RIGHT IN ANY NFTS OR OTHER DIGITAL ASSETS, OR THAT ANY ASSOCIATED PAYMENT WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.
FOR NFT TRANSACTIONS, YOU BEAR FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR VERIFYING THE IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY, AND AUTHENTICITY OF NFTS YOU PURCHASE THROUGH THE APP. NOTWITHSTANDING INDICATORS AND MESSAGES THAT SUGGEST VERIFICATION, WHATNOT MAKES NO CLAIMS ABOUT THE IDENTITY, LEGITIMACY, OR AUTHENTICITY OF NFTS ON THE APP.
THE APP MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DUE TO ANY NUMBER OF FACTORS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERIODIC SYSTEM MAINTENANCE, SCHEDULED OR UNSCHEDULED, ACTS OF GOD, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS, VIRUSES, DENIAL OF SERVICE OR OTHER ATTACKS, TECHNICAL FAILURE OF THE APP AND/OR TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE OR DISRUPTION, AND THEREFORE WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY REGARDING THE USE AND/OR AVAILABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY, SECURITY OR PERFORMANCE OF THE APP CAUSED BY SUCH FACTORS. WE DO NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AGAINST THE POSSIBILITY OF DELETION, MISDELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE COMMUNICATIONS, PERSONALIZED SETTINGS OR OTHER DATA.
Disclaimers of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL WHATNOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, EXEMPLARY, LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF DATA, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, HOWEVER ARISING.
WHATNOT SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PARTY FOR ANY LIABILITY OR DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN RELATION TO YOUR USE OF THE APP, WHETHER ARISING FROM A TRANSACTION, USER CONTENT OR OTHERWISE, OR ANY ITEM VERIFICATION, WHATNOT HISTORICAL SALES DATA, ESTIMATED VALUE OR ANY OTHER PRODUCT OR SERVICE PROVIDED BY WHATNOT; THIS DISCLAIMER INCLUDES ANY AND ALL LIABILITY AND DAMAGE ARISING FROM HARM OR LOSS TO YOU, YOUR ITEM(S), YOUR REAL OR PERSONAL PROPERTY. ADDITIONALLY, WHATNOT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES ARISING FROM ANY SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION OF YOUR ACCOUNT, INABILITY TO ACCESS YOUR ACCOUNT OR USER CONTENT, ABILITY TO USE THE APP, OR ANY FAILURE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, OR DEFECT OF THE APP.
WE FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY CLAIMS ARISING FROM, IN CONNECTION WITH OR RELATING TO THE APP’S COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS OR YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE LAWS WHILE USING THE APP, INCLUDING YOUR COMPLIANCE WITH APPLICABLE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS AS A SELLER OF ITEMS TO CONSUMERS THROUGH THE APP.
WE FURTHER EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICES. NOTHING HEREIN NOR ANY USE OF OUR APP IN CONNECTION WITH THIRD PARTY SERVICES CONSTITUTES OUR ENDORSEMENT, RECOMMENDATION OR ANY OTHER AFFILIATION OF OR WITH ANY THIRD PARTY SERVICES.
WHATNOT WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSS AND TAKES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR, AND WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR, ANY USE OF THE APP, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY LOSSES, DAMAGES OR CLAIMS ARISING FROM: (I) USER ERROR SUCH AS FORGOTTEN PASSWORDS, INCORRECTLY CONSTRUCTED TRANSACTIONS, OR MISTYPED WALLET ADDRESSES; (II) SERVER FAILURE OR DATA LOSS; (III) BLOCKCHAIN NETWORKS, CRYPTOCURRENCY WALLETS OR CORRUPT FILES; (IV) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE APP; OR (V) ANY THIRD PARTY ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION THE USE OF VIRUSES, PHISHING, BRUTEFORCING OR OTHER MEANS OF ATTACK.
IF YOU ARE IN ANY WAY CONCERNED ABOUT ANOTHER USERS' SUITABILITY FOR THIS APP, PLEASE LET US KNOW IMMEDIATELY.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
ANY DISPUTE THAT ARISES BETWEEN YOU AND ANOTHER USER IS TO BE RESOLVED BY YOU AND SUCH USER. WHATNOT HAS NO RESPONSIBILITY TO RESOLVE ANY USER DISPUTE AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING FROM ANY SUCH USER DISPUTE. AS SUCH, YOU HEREBY RELEASE WHATNOT FROM ANY AND ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, DAMAGES AND LOSSES OF EVERY KIND ARISING FROM ANY USER DISPUTE.
Limitation of Liability
WHATNOT'S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR DAMAGES FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT (EVEN IF A FUNDAMENTAL BREACH), TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, WILL BE LIMITED TO THE TOTAL FEES PAID BY YOU TO WHATNOT IN THE 12 MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE EVENT THAT GAVE RISE TO SUCH LIABILITY; PROVIDED THAT IF YOU HAVE PAID NO SUCH AMOUNTS, WHATNOT MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL BE THE GREATER OF USER'S TOTAL FEES TO WHATNOT FOR THE 12 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CLAIM OR $100.00.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES, SO SOME OR ALL OF THE EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Indemnification by You
YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS WHATNOT (INCLUDING ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES, AND AGENTS) FROM AND AGAINST ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, COSTS, EXPENSES, LOSSES, OR OTHER AMOUNTS (INCLUDING REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES) INCURRED BY WHATNOT THAT ARISE FROM ANY CLAIM, DEMAND, OR CAUSE OF ACTION RELATING TO (1) YOUR USE OF THE APP, INCLUDING WITH RESPECT TO ANY TRANSACTION IN WHICH YOU ARE INVOLVED, (2) OUR USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT INFORMATION, (3) YOUR DISPUTES WITH OTHER USERS, (4) ANY OTHER USER'S ACTIONS OR OMISSIONS, AS THEY RELATE TO YOU, (5) YOUR BREACH OF THESE TERMS, (6) YOUR BREACH OF THE OTHER POLICIES, (7) YOUR MISUSE OF THE APP, (8) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY LAW, (9) YOUR USER CONTENT, OR (10) YOUR VIOLATION OF ANY OTHER USER'S OR THIRD PARTY'S RIGHTS.
AS STATED THROUGHOUT, WHATNOT SHALL NOT BE LIABLE, AND SHALL BEAR NO LIABILITY, IN CONNECTION WITH ANY TRANSACTION. WHATNOT DOES NOT BUY OR SELL ITEMS OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY TRANSACTIONS BETWEEN USERS. ANY TRANSACTION IN WHICH A WHATNOT REPRESENTATIVE IS ACTING AS A USER SHALL BE CONSTRUED AS A USER TO USER TRANSACTION AND NOT AS A TRANSACTION INVOLVING WHATNOT. ANY DAMAGES OR LIABILITIES THAT ARISE FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH A TRANSACTION WILL BE YOUR SOLE RESPONSIBILITY.
Limitation on Time to File Claims
YOU AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO OR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THE APP MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION ACCRUES. OTHERWISE, SUCH CAUSE OF ACTION IS PERMANENTLY BARRED.
WHATNOT SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY FOR DELAYS OR FAILURE TO MEET RESPONSIBILITIES FROM ANY CONDITION OR EVENT THAT IS BEYOND ITS REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO GOVERNMENTAL ACTION, ACTS OF TERRORISM, ACTS OF NATURE INCLUDING EARTHQUAKES, FIRE, FLOOD, OR OTHER ACTS OF GOD; OR LABOR CONDITIONS. THIS LIST IS MEANT TO BE ILLUSTRATIVE AND IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE.
Except as prohibited by law and subject to any right you have to bring a claim against Whatnot in small claims court in the county in which you reside, or in Los Angeles, CA, you agree and acknowledge that the exclusive means for resolving any dispute or claim arising from the Terms or your use of the App ("Dispute") shall be binding, individual arbitration and not in a class, representative or consolidated action or proceeding. Any action to enforce an arbitration decision, including any proceeding to confirm, modify, or vacate an arbitration decision, may be commenced in any court of competent jurisdiction, pursuant to the Governing Law and Jurisdiction section below. As limited exceptions, you and Whatnot may seek to resolve a Dispute in small claims court if it qualifies; and (ii) you and Whatnot each retain the right to seek injunctive or other equitable relief from a court to prevent (or enjoin) the infringement or misappropriation of your or our intellectual property rights. Subject to the foregoing, the arbitrator shall determine all issues of liability on the merits of any claim asserted by either party and may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the individual party seeking relief and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by that party's individual claim. To the extent that you or we prevail on a claim and seek public injunctive relief (that is, injunctive relief that has the primary purpose and effect of prohibiting unlawful acts that threaten future injury to the public), the entitlement to and extent of such relief must be litigated in a civil court of competent jurisdiction and not in arbitration. The parties agree that litigation of any issues of public injunctive relief shall be stayed pending the outcome of the merits of any individual claims in arbitration.
You can decline the provisions of this Arbitration Agreement within 30 days of accepting these Terms by emailing Whatnot at:[email protected]. Your opt out email must include your name and a statement manifesting your intent to opt out of the arbitration provisions of this Arbitration Agreement.
By agreeing to arbitration under the Rules (as defined below), you agree that the arbitrator, and not any federal, state, or local court or agency, shall have the exclusive power to rule on the interpretation, applicability, and enforceability of the Arbitration Agreement, as well as on all substantive and procedural claims involved in the Dispute.
All arbitration shall be conducted by a neutral arbitrator under the Consumer Arbitration Rules ("Rules") of the American Arbitration Association ("AAA"). Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules, and we won't seek to recover the administration and arbitrator fees we are responsible for paying, unless the arbitrator finds your Dispute frivolous. If we prevail in arbitration, we'll pay all of our attorneys' fees and costs and won't seek to recover them from you. If you prevail in arbitration, you will be entitled to an award of attorneys' fees and expenses to the extent provided under applicable law. Subject to the foregoing, each party will be solely responsible for any and all fees incurred by such party in connection with the arbitration.
Unless you exercise your right to an oral hearing, arbitration shall be conducted by written submissions. To begin an arbitration proceeding, you must send a letter requesting arbitration and describing your claims or disputes to Whatnot at the address specified in the Contact Information section of these Terms. If we begin arbitration proceedings against you, we will provide you notice using your User Information. Payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA's rules, except as provided in this Arbitration Agreement. The AAA's Rules and filing instructions are available at www.adr.org or by calling 1-800-778-7879.
YOU AND WHATNOT AGREE: (I) THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS AGAINST THE OTHER ONLY IN YOUR OR ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING AND (II) IF THE PARTIES' DISPUTE IS RESOLVED THROUGH ARBITRATION, THE ARBITRATOR MAY NOT CONSOLIDATE ANOTHER PERSON'S CLAIMS WITH YOUR CLAIMS, AND MAY NOT OTHERWISE PRESIDE OVER ANY FORM OF A REPRESENTATIVE OR CLASS PROCEEDING ("CLASS ACTION WAIVER"). If this specific Class Action Waiver is found to be unenforceable, then the entirety of this Dispute Resolution section shall be null and void. Except as set forth herein, if any term or provision of this Arbitration Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, such term or provision shall be severed from this Arbitration Agreement, and the remainder of the terms and provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Any claim relating to the App shall be governed by the laws of the State of California, without regard to any conflict of law provisions; provided, however, that the Arbitration Agreement above shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act. In the event that any or all of the arbitration decision is held to be unenforceable, any litigation against Whatnot may be commenced only in the federal or state courts located in Los Angeles, California. You hereby irrevocably consent to the jurisdiction of those courts for such purposes.
From time to time, Whatnot may offer promotional contests (a "Whatnot Drop"). The rules of a Whatnot Drop are subject to change from time to time, and Users are responsible for reviewing these Terms and any other rules, terms, or notices provided to further educate Users with regards to Whatnot Drops. Below is an example of a Whatnot Drop.
Description: Whatnot Drops are giveaways that run for a limited period of time. The duration of a Whatnot Drop may vary, and will be designated for each Whatnot Drop. WHATNOT INC., is the sponsor of each Whatnot Drop. Each User who engages in a Whatnot Drop acknowledges and accepts that Whatnot is responsible for the collection and processing of User entries, and should there be any questions, Users are encouraged to reach out to Whatnot at [email protected].
How to: Whatnot creates various opportunities for Users to enter Whatnot Drops. Users may have the opportunity to enter multiple times, but if Whatnot suspects that any User is attempting manipulate a Whatnot Drop, suspected manipulation may result in (i) the removal of all entries tied to the User; (ii) a ban from current and future Whatnot Drops; (iii) removal of any or all User's Items on the App; (iv) cancellation of any or all of User's pending Transactions on the App; (v) withholding of any payments due to User; and (vi) limitations on User's ability to buy and/or sell Items. For more information regarding the entry of Whatnot Drops see our FAQs.
Prizes: Whatnot Drop prizes shall be determined solely by Whatnot. The value of Whatnot Drops may vary. Whatnot reserves the right to substitute an advertised Whatnot Drop prize with a prize of equal or greater value than the advertised prize. This determination is at Whatnot's sole discretion, is final, and cannot be challenged or appealed.
All state, federal and local taxes, fees, and charges apply and are the sole responsibility of the Whatnot Drop winner. Failure to comply with these Terms may result in forfeiture of a Whatnot Drop prize.
Whatnot Giveaway Rules
General Rules and Requirements:
You are responsible for administering your giveaway and you use the Whatnot platform and Whatnot-provided technology at your own risk.
You must comply with all laws, rules, and regulations that govern or apply to your giveaway.
Do not state, suggest or imply that your giveaway is endorsed by or affiliated with Whatnot unless expressly permitted by Whatnot.
Do not infringe upon any third-party rights or require participation in any unlawful activity in connection with or as part of your giveaway.
You must post a set of "Official Rules" for your giveaway which:
(a) states all disclosures required by all applicable laws, rules and regulations.
(b) clearly states that Whatnot is not a sponsor of your giveaway and requires entrants to release Whatnot from any liability related to your giveaway
(c) includes a legally compliant privacy notice that explains how you use any personal data collected from entrants and adhere to that use.
(d) is compliant and consistent with these Terms.
The above is a list of rules you must comply with in order to run your giveaway on Whatnot's platform. There may be legal requirements under applicable federal, state and local laws that separately apply to your giveaway. Whatnot reserves the right to take measures to remove or take down any giveaways that do not comply with these rules.
WHATNOT INC. is the official legal name of Whatnot, and we are a Delaware corporation. Please send all feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications relating to the App to: [email protected]. You irrevocably grant us perpetual and unlimited permission to reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, modify, publicly perform (including on a through-to-the-audience basis), communicate to the public, make available, publicly display, and otherwise use and exploit any feedback or comments you provide to Whatnot and derivatives thereof for any purpose and without restriction, free of charge and without attribution of any kind, including by making, using, selling, offering for sale, importing, and promoting commercial products and services that incorporate or embody such feedback or comments, whether in whole or in part, and whether as provided or as modified.
Even if Whatnot does not require strict compliance with these Terms in each instance, you are still obligated to comply with these Terms. Our failure to enforce, at any time, any of the provisions, conditions, or requirements of these Terms, or the failure to require, at any time, performance by you of any of the provisions of these Terms, will in no way waive your obligation to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms, or our ability to enforce each and every such provision as written.
Any and all waivers by Whatnot of any provision, condition, or requirement of these Terms will only be effective against Whatnot if it is in writing and signed by an authorized officer of Whatnot. No waiver by Whatnot of any term or condition set out herein shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of Whatnot to assert a right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
Links to Third-Party Websites, Applications, Software, or Content
As part of the App, we may provide you with convenient links to third-party website(s) as well as content or items belonging to or originating from third-parties, and the App may also integrate with, or be accessible through, Other Applications including software and services provided by third-parties (collectively, "Third-Party Content"). These links are provided as a courtesy to Users. Whatnot has no control over Third-Party Content or the promotions, materials, information, goods or services advertised by or available from Third-Party Content. Such Third-Party Content is not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by Whatnot.
We are not responsible for any Third-Party Content posted on, available through or installed from the App, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the Third-Party Content. Our inclusion of, linking to, or permitting the use or installation of any Third-Party Content does not imply approval or endorsement by Whatnot. In addition, Whatnot disclaims liability for any loss, damage and any other consequence resulting directly or indirectly from or relating to your use or access of Third-Party Content or any information that you may provide or any transaction conducted with or through the Third-Party Content or the failure of any information, software or services posted or offered by such service providers or any error, omission or misrepresentation by such service providers or any computer virus arising from or system failure associated with the Third-Party Content. If you decide to leave the App and access or use any Third-Party Content, you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any third-party site or application to which you navigate from the App.
Entire Agreement & Severability
Email and Legal Notice
Communications made through the Whatnot e-mail and messaging system, if and when available, will not constitute legal notice to Whatnot in any situation where notice to Whatnot is required by contract or any law or regulation.
You Consent to Receive Electronic Communications
We May Amend the App and these Terms
We may update the App (including its content, materials, and features) from time to time. Please be advised that any content contained on the App may not necessarily be complete or up-to-date. Any of the material on the App may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
We may revise and update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. All changes become effectively immediately when we post them and upon your continued use of the App.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THESE TERMS, AND WILL BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.