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Updated: November 9, 2021
Welcome and thank you for using Stacks Squad!
These terms and conditions of use (collectively, these “Terms”) are a contract entered into by and between you and Stacks Squad. (“Stacks Squad”, “we”, or “us”). The Terms describe your rights and responsibilities with regard to the use of all Stacks Squad websites and applications, and all content and services contained therein (collectively, the “Service”).
These Terms apply to all visitors, users, and others who access any of the Service (“Users”, or “you”). By using, accessing, or registering with the Service, you agree to be bound and abide by these Terms and all applicable laws and regulations.
Overview. Stacks Squad is a platform for corporations and other sponsors (“Brands”) to communicate and transact with athletes and other influencers (“Athletes”) seeking sponsorship opportunities. Brands offer sponsorship opportunities by creating campaigns and sending proposals that, when accepted by Athletes, create sponsorship contracts (“SponsorshipContracts”). Agents (“Agents”) may act on behalf of either a Brand or an Athlete and are subject to the same Terms as the party on whose behalf they are acting.
Provision of Service. We may, without prior notice, change the Service; stop providing the Service or features of the Service; or create usage limits for the Service. If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with these Terms, we may, at our sole discretion and without liability, permanently terminate or temporarily suspend your access to the Service immediately and without prior notice. If you believe your account has been terminated or suspended in error, please contact your account manager or send us an email at [email protected].
Updating the Terms. We may, in our sole discretion, modify or update these Terms from time to time. When we make changes to the Terms, we will update the ‘last modified’ date at the op of this page, so you should review this page periodically. Your continued use of the Service after any such change constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to any of these Terms or any future Terms, then your only remedy is to discontinue your use of the Service.
Code of Conduct. In your use of the Service, you agree to act in a lawful and respectful manner toward us and toward all other Users. We reserve the right to remove or refuse to post any content that we, in our sole discretion, determine to be disrespectful or illegal.
Account Security. You are the sole authorized user of any account you create on the Service. As such, you are responsible for all activities that occur in relation to that username. You should take care to keep your password confidential. You must notify us immediately of any breach of security or unauthorized use of your account. Stacks Squad will not be liable for any losses caused by unauthorized use.
Prohibited Activities. You may not: (i) use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Service; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper operation, system integrity, or security of the Service; (iii) attempt to circumvent the Service and associated Commissions (as defined below); (iv) use the Service to advertise or promote a competing website, product, or service; (v) copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, distribute, or publicly display any part of the Service or any Content that is not your own; (vi) collect or harvest any personally identifiable information from the Service.
Communications. To prevent direct or indirect attempts to circumvent the Service and associated Commissions, Stacks Squad has the right, but not the obligation, to prevent Users from including email addresses, phone numbers, and other personal and identifying information in communications sent via the Service.
Free Accounts. Brands and Athletes are both eligible to sign up for free access to the Service. No payment is required unless and until a Sponsorship Contract is signed.
Agency Plan. Brands may sign up for a subscription plan offering support from an account manager (an “Agency Plan”). Agency Plans can be found on the Pricing page and are non-refundable within the initial service term. All Agency Plans are automatically renewed until canceled. In instances where the credit card on file fails, we will contact the Brand email on file for an alternate payment method. If there is no response, we will follow up with the Brand’s financial team.
Cancelation of Agency Plan. A Brand may cancel a subscription to an Agency Plan at any time after the initial service term is complete and there are no Stacks SquadContracts in the account (i.e. deals where a proposal has been accepted by the Athlete but the campaign has not yet been completed). Cancelation requests must be made in writing to the Stacks Squad account manager or to [email protected] In the event we cancel your Agency Plan for failure to comply with these Terms, you will forfeit the remainder of your subscription term; we will not issue a refund.
Sponsorship Contracts. Sponsorship Contracts are created directly between the Athlete and Brand according to the terms, rights, and benefits approved by both Athlete and Brand. Stacks Squad has no responsibility with respect to the Sponsorship Contracts. Compliance with advertising/sporting regulations and all applicable law is the responsibility of the Athlete and Brand.
Deal Payments. “Deal Payment” refers to the cash consideration owed by a Brand to an Athlete per the terms of a Sponsorship Contract. Unless otherwise agreed in writing by all parties (including Stacks Squad), we will charge the Brand credit card on file for all Deal Payments and will hold Deal Payments in escrow pending completion of the relevant campaign.
Stacks Squad Commission. All cash payments between Brand and Athletes who have met through the Service (including but not limited to Deal Payments) are subject to a 15% commission payable to Stacks Squad (a “Commission”) for one year after the last communication (e.g. application, invite, or message) between the parties via the Service. No commission will be collected on deals where payment is in the form of a product.
Payment to Athlete. When a campaign is complete and the Athlete has fulfilled his or her obligations under the Sponsorship Contract, we will release the Deal Payment to the Athlete minus the Commission.
Cancelled Deals. If an Athlete cancels a deal or otherwise does not fulfill his or her obligations under a Sponsorship Contract, we will return the unearned portion of the Deal Payment to the Brand in the form of a credit or a refund. In addition, the Athlete will be subject to our Product Return and Deal Cancellation Policies (to which the Athlete expressly agreed when he or she signed the Sponsorship Contract).
Suitability of Users. We cannot guarantee—and we make no representations regarding—the suitability, reliability, or quality of the Athletes or Brands listed on the Service. Users are solely responsible for conducting background checks on other Users with whom they transact via the Service.
Brand Representations. Brands listing on Stacks Squad represent and warrant that the Sponsorship Contract entered into, together with any other content or materials provided, complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and agreements, and does not violate any third-party rights.
Athlete Representations. Athletes represent and warrant that they have the requisite authority to enter into a Sponsorship Contract and to provide the rights and benefits offered to the Brand under the terms of the Sponsorship Contract.
Agent Representations. Agents represent and warrant that they have the necessary authority and permissions required to act on behalf of either a Brand or an Athlete, as applicable.
Stacks Squad’s Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that the Service and all software, images, text, graphics, illustrations, logos, patents, trademarks, service marks, copyrights, photographs and other content within the Service (“Stacks Squad Content”), and all intellectual property rights in the foregoing, are the exclusive property of Stacks Squad and its licensors. Except as expressly provided herein, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to create a license to use Stacks Squad Content. Use of Stacks Squad Content for any purpose not expressly permitted by these Terms is prohibited.
Our License to You. Subject to the terms and conditions of these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-transferable, and revocable license to use the Service, including accessing and viewing Stacks Squad Content, as expressly permitted by the features of the Service. Stacks Squad may terminate this license at any time for any reason or no reason. Except for the rights and licenses expressly granted, Stacks Squad reserves all other rights and no other rights are granted by implication or otherwise.
Stacks Squad is committed to respecting others’ intellectual property rights, and we ask our Users to do the same. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement on the Service, please send a written notice of claimed copyright infringement to [email protected]
Between You and Another User. Stacks Squad has no obligation to resolve disputes between you and another User. If such a dispute arises, Stacks Squad may, in its sole discretion and without incurring liability, facilitate communication between you and the other party, or otherwise take any actions we deem appropriate to resolve the dispute.
Between You and Stacks Squad. Our goal is to resolve any dispute between you and us quickly and cost-effectively. Accordingly, if you are dissatisfied with the Service or have any claim against Stacks Squad at law or equity, you agree to first contact us directly at [email protected] to seek dispute assistance.
ANY DISPUTE UNDER THESE TERMS SHALL BE RESOLVED BY ARBITRATION BEFORE ONE ARBITRATOR AND IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE THEN-PREVAILING RULES OF THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION. ARBITRATION SHALL TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK COUNTY, OR SUCH OTHER LOCATION AS THE ARBITRATOR SHALL SELECT. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THESE TERMS, YOU AND Stacks Squad ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION.
The Service is provided by Stacks Squad on an “as is,” “as available” basis, and without any warranties or conditions of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement, whether arising out of statute, in law, or from a course of dealing or usage or trade. We make no representations or warranties, of any kind, either express or implied, as to the quality, identity or reliability of any User, or the accuracy of any content.
Limitation of Liability. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, neither we, our licensors, nor our third-party service providers shall be liable to you or any User for any special, indirect, consequential, incidental or punitive damages arising out of or related to these Terms or the Service, including but not limited to: loss of profits, loss of business opportunities, or loss of goodwill, even if advised of the possibility of such damages.
Notwithstanding anything to the contrary stated in these Terms, in no event will our aggregate liability to you arising out of or related to these Terms or the Service, whether based on contract, tort, negligence or any other theory of liability, exceed the greater of (a) $1,000, or (b) the aggregate amount of fees actually collected by us from you for the services to which the liability relates during the six (6) month period immediately preceding the determination of such liability.
Release. We will have no liability to you for damages (whether direct or indirect) arising out of, or relating to, any transaction entered into using the Service (including any Sponsorship Contract). If you have a dispute, controversy or claim with or against another User or a third party, you agree to, and do hereby, release Stacks Squad (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with such dispute.
Waiver of Release Limitations. You hereby waive rights to California civil code §1542 (and any analogous law in any other applicable jurisdiction), which says: “a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor.” This release will not apply to the extent the cause of the dispute is our failure to meet one of our obligations under the Terms. This release will not apply if applicable law prevents you from agreeing to such release.
These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you, but may be assigned by Stacks Squad without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of laws principles. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if you are using the Service on behalf of a government-affiliated entity, and any applicable law, regulation or policy restricts you from entering agreements governed under the laws of the State of New York, then these Terms shall be governed by the laws of the jurisdiction in which you reside.
These Terms, together with any amendments and any other written agreements you may enter into with Stacks Squad in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Stacks Squad concerning the Service. If any provision or portion of a provision of these Terms is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining portion of such provision or any other provisions of these Terms, which shall remain in full force and effect.
No waiver of any term herein shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and a failure of Stacks Squad to assert any right or provision herein shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
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If you wish to report a violation of the Terms, have any questions, or need assistance, please contact Stacks Squad customer support at [email protected]