Event Organizer (Org)
Tickets and Memberships
Prices for tickets and memberships are set by (ORG).
Purchasers of (ORG) tickets or memberships will pay a fee on each ticket sold to a (ORG) performance or event or each membership purchased. Fees are based on the following ticket pricing:
Ticket Cost Ticket Fee
- up to $10.99 $1.25
up to $25.99 $2.00
up to $49.99 $3.00
up to $99.99 $4.00
up to $199.99 $5.00
up to $299.99 $7.00
up to $399.99 $9.00
up to $499.99 $11.00
up to $599.99 $13.00
up to $699.99 $15.00
up to $799.99 $17.00
up to $899.99 $19.00
up to $999.99 $21.00
up to $1,099.99 $23.00
up to $1,199.99 $25.00
up to $1,299.99 $27.00
up to $1,399.99 $29.00
up to $1,499.99 $32.00
up to $1,999.99 $35.00
up to $2,999.99 $45.00
up to $3,999.99 $55.00
up to $4,999.99 $65.00
greater than $5,000.00 $75.00
Client will use PN’s merchant account with no set up fee at a rate of 1.9%.
(ORG) may use a quantity of up to 5% of all tickets sold for an event as complimentary.If the 5% threshold is exceeded, (ORG) will be pay the appropriate ticket fee itemized in this contract on all tickets sold beyond the 5 percent allotted for complimentary tickets.
Donations (If applicable)
(ORG) or donators to (ORG) will not be charged a convenience fee for donations processed through IllinoisTimesTix. Only standard merchant processing fees will apply.
It is the responsibility of (ORG) to ensure that all event and venue information is accurate. PN will not be responsible for any errors once approval is given.
Sales and Marketing (may include)
Ticket sales 24/7 via the web on Illinoistimesitx.com.
“Buy Tickets” buttons provided for use on (ORG) website that link to the IllinioisTimesTix Ticketing System.
Website widget (ticket sales will stream into (ORG) site, available at no charge).
(ORG) may list events on the IllinioisTimesTix.com Events calendar, and upon notification, IllinioisTimesTix will insert a “buy now” button linked to the respective event on IllinioisTimes.com.
Inclusion in IllinioisTimesTix social media.
Detailed customer contact and purchasing data for use in (ORG) future marketing. Customer data collected from transactions processed for (ORG) will become part of IllinioisTimesTix’ master customer list. Customers will have the opportunity to opt out of the e-marketing list.
Mailing: If IllinioisTimesTix mails on behalf of ORG, it will be at a quoted cost prior to contract signing.
(ORG) will identify IllinioisTimesTix on their website or on other event promotional material including online & offline marketing collateral as its ticketing provider. A IllinioisTimesTix image and text linked to IllinioisTimes.com will be provided.
Payment to (ORG) for all credit card sales will be gross funds collected less PN fees as included in this Agreement, and merchant account fees. Disbursements are issued 7 days post event by ACH deposit into the (ORG) bank account recorded in the IllinioisTimesTix system.Payment for IllinioisTimesTix cash & check box office sales will be monthly via check, gross funds minus agreed upon fees. For cash & check sales made through (ORG) box office (if applicable), PN will debit/net applicable ticket fees out of subsequent payout. (ORG) agrees that Forte Merchant Services on behalf of PN reserves the right to withdraw funds from (ORG) bank account for the purposes of customer refunds, if said refunds are permitted and approved by (ORG).
In the case of event cancellation, (ORG) will be responsible for issuing refunds per their refund/exchange or cancellation policy.
Post payout refunds: (ORG) or PN (with permission of ORG) will refund full amount (ticket price plus fee) to customer from the PN bank account and debit/net out ticket price with the next (ORG) payout.
Pre-payout refunds: (ORG) or PN (with permission of ORG) refunds the customer, funds are sent from PN bank account prior to payout and no other action is necessary.
Operators and Event Organizers shall hold harmless and shall indemnify GeoTix for any claim or lawsuit by any third party related to Operator’s or Event Organizer’s breach of this Agreement.
Each Party shall defend indemnify and hold harmless the other Party, including affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, representatives, or agents, from and against all Claims of Third Parties, and all associated Losses, to the extent arising out of (a) a Party’s gross negligence or willful misconduct in performing any of its obligations under this Agreement, or (b) a material breach by a Party of any of its representations, warranties, covenants or agreements under this Agreement.
The party seeking indemnification must notify the other party promptly in writing, not later than 30 days after the party seeking indemnification receives notice of the claim (or sooner if required by applicable law).
(ORG) may terminate at any time. In the case that GeoTix & PN dissolve relationship, (ORG) may choose to stay with GeoTix and can execute with applicable partners.
By posting an event, (ORG) is making PN their exclusive online ticket seller, ensuring that for events utilizing PN, ticket sales go through the online ticketing system.
CONSUMER: Ticket Buyer
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is owned and operated by Central Illinois Communications d/b/a Illinois Times. Illinois Times
when using the Website. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, you
are expressly prohibited from using the Website and must discontinue your use immediately.
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READ THEM CAREFULLY BEFORE MAKING A TICKET REQUEST.
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CHANGE, OR REPLACEMENT.
1. About the Site
Illinois Times provides a safe, secure service for event ticket buyers and organizations who put
on events. The Website and related services are powered by GeoTix software and allow
organizations to have targeted promotion and sales of their event tickets. Illinois Times provides
consumers access to information and event tickets listed by pre-qualified, legitimate
organizations. The tickets offered through the Website are owned, listed for sale, and fulfilled by
the respective ticket merchant organizations. Illinois Times does not hold any ticket inventory,
but acts as a safe, secure ticket marketplace for buyers and sellers.
You must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age to purchase a ticket to an event that serves
alcoholic beverages. You understand that Illinois Times is not obligated to provide any
maintenance, technical or other support for the Website.
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to adhere to its terms and conditions. You warrant that you are not prohibited from assenting to
this Agreement by any preexisting Agreement.
You warrant and represent that any and all information that you provide to Illinois Times and the
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Given the global nature of the Internet, you agree to comply with all laws and rules where you
reside or where you use the Website. The Website is operated in the United States and Illinois
Times makes no representation that its Website or services are appropriate, lawful, or available
for use in other locations. Illinois Times does not offer the Website where prohibited by law.
Illinois Times guarantees that the tickets you purchase through Illinois Times will be 100%
authentic and timely delivered. If someone is sitting in your assigned seat, you warrant and agree
that it is your responsibility to ask them to move or to ask an usher to assist you.
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Website and its associated content, including but not limited to all intellectual property rights
inherent therein. The Website is protected by all applicable laws, intellectual property or
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displaying publicly the Website, whether in whole or in part, without the prior written consent of
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Use of the Website for a use outside of its customary and intended purposes or in violation of the
terms of this Agreement will result in the termination of this license. Absent prior written
permission from Illinois Times, you are not permitted to reproduce, prepare derivative works,
distribute copies, perform, display, or use for commercial purposes the Website or its content.
This license is revocable at any time, and any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved to
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of their respective owners. Specially, all Illinois Times marks are the property of Illinois Times,
including, but not limited to Illinois Times and all Illinois Times logos. The Website, including its
look and feel, color selections, layout, and arrangement, is the trade dress of Illinois Times. You
are prohibited from using Illinois Times’ trademarks, service marks, and trade dress, or any
colorable imitation thereof, to indicate the source of, sponsorship of, approval of, affiliation with,
connection with, or association with your goods or services without the prior written consent of
5. Account and User Registration; Ticket Transactions; Termination
To use Illinois Times’ ticket purchasing services, you must register a free Account and create a
User Profile. You can register an Account and create a User Profile through your Facebook
account or by completing the required information on the Website.
To use Illinois Times’ ticket purchasing services, you must register a free Account and create a
Merchant Organization Profile. Merchant organizations can register an Account and create a
Merchant Organization Profile by completing the required information on the Website, which
includes the merchant organization’s refund policy and the specific contact individual for the
merchant organization. Additional individuals can be added to a specific Merchant Organization
Profile. Merchant Organizations must also agree to the Merchant Organization Contract online by
using electronic signature or through a Illinois Times representative by using a digital (PDF) or
physical (written) contract.
regarding the collection and use of this and other information about you. User account information
discriminate based upon any information provided by you or made available for population of your
Users may make event ticket payments to Illinois Times on the Website or by phone. Credit card
payments are processed online through a third-party payment processor, such as Forte. Illinois
Times makes Automated Clearing House (ACH) direct deposit payments through merchant
accounts to respective merchant organizations.
Illinois Times collects service fees for each ticket transaction made through Illinois Times. The
service fee helps Illinois Times recover some of the costs associated with processing payments,
securing and shipping tickets, and other necessary costs to ensure all tickets are authentic, as
well as marketing efforts. Shipping charges are calculated based on the delivery location and
delivery method selected by the User, and only applicable if chosen as an option by the
respective Merchant Organization that the User is purchasing from.
Merchant organizations may agree on standard fee schedules online for ticket transactions when
registering for an account and creating a Merchant Organization Profile. Illinois Times reserves
the right to decide whether they will negotiate with merchant organizations regarding the standard
fee schedules. Merchant Organizations may choose to eliminate the fees associated with the
specific event ticket prices, as shown to the public, but in this case they will pay the fees from
their ticket proceeds.
All prices are listed in U.S. Dollars (USD) and are guaranteed only after (i) your credit card has
been charged and (ii) your purchase is completed. Please check your tickets carefully upon
arrival, and contact our Customer Care department at least 48 hours prior to the event if you have
not received your tickets or if you have questions regarding the tickets you received. If you have
not received a confirmation from Illinois Times that your ticket request has been finalized, you
should not assume that your ticket request will be fulfilled.
All deposits are non-refundable. If Illinois Times has provided you with a Confirmation, we have
already committed to acquiring and securing those tickets for you.
After purchasing your requested tickets from Illinois Times, your credit card will be charged and
you will receive an email communication from Illinois Times confirming your request has been
finalized, along with a receipt. In the event the physical tickets or bar code electronic ticket is not
yet available, the email confirmation will act as the ticket until the ticket is delivered. If you have
not received your tickets either through email or a physical ticket in the mail from Illinois Times
48 hours prior to the event, please call our office to check on your order. If you have chosen Will
Call, your tickets will be available at the gate or box office of your event. Orders may not be
cancelled due to problems with receipt of emails. NEVER make assumptions regarding the status
of an order due to the lack of communications from Illinois Times. Illinois Times defers entirely
to the cancellation and refund policy in place at the organization from which you purchased
tickets. Illinois Times does not determine either whether an event is cancelled or whether a
refund is issued. See the organization’s policy associated with their organization profile on Illinois
You agree that you are solely responsible for paying all applicable taxes, duties, levies, or
charges imposed by any governmental entity anywhere in the world in connection with your use
of the Website and/or purchase of services through the Website to that applicable governmental
Illinois Times may change any terms, conditions, rates, fees, expenses, or charges regarding
your use of the Website at any time. Your use of the Website shall constitute acceptance of any
changes made to this Agreement.
You agree to provide Illinois Times with accurate, up to date, and complete information. You
understand and agree that you have an ongoing duty to update your personal information if and
when it changes. You are expressly prohibited from creating an Account or User Profile that
impersonates another person or otherwise violates the rights of a third party. Illinois Times
reserves the right to restrict access to, suspend, disable, or delete your Account or User Profile at
any time, in its sole discretion, and without prior warning. You are expressly prohibited from
selling, leasing, lending, assigning, or otherwise transferring your Account or User Profile.
You agree to keep your Account secure from unauthorized access. You will log in using your
account password. You should not to reveal your password to others. You agree that you alone
are responsible for your Account and all associated User Profiles. You accept full responsibility
for any and all use of your Account, whether authorized or unauthorized. In the case of
unauthorized access to your Account, you agree to contact Illinois Times immediately. You
agree to hold harmless and indemnify Illinois Times for any damages that arise out of or in
relationship to the use of your Account. By creating an Account, you agree that Illinois Times,
and its designees and agents, may contact you by any available means, include, but not limited
to, by email.
6. Ticket Delivery; Ticket Refunds; Postponed/Cancelled Events
You may request that tickets be shipped to you. All tickets shipped will be done so via regular first
class mail. It is your responsibility to contact Illinois Times at 217-753- 2226 to request express
delivery if you deem that necessary. If you request Illinois Times use express delivery services it
is your responsibility to track your package. You agree to provide Illinois Times with a secure
delivery location. If you provide a delivery location other than your credit card billing location, you
hereby specifically agree to be responsible for that delivery and the tickets once delivered to the
address you specify. You agree not to dispute such charges. Your expected ticket arrival date is
based on the actual date Illinois Times ships the order.
Please note that refusal of the package does not constitute refusal of payment. You hereby agree
that you are responsible for all ordered tickets where an attempt has been made to deliver them
or make them available to you. You hereby agree you are responsible for all ordered tickets even
if you attempt tortious return them.
Illinois Times is not responsible for any refunds, exchanges, consignments, or cancellations. All
refunds, exchanges, and cancellations are handled directly by respective merchant organizations,
in accordance with their specific policies. If an event is postponed or rescheduled, you must
address your questions with the specific merchant organization for the specific event. Merchant
Organizations who have their own policies will list such policies on their Merchant Organization
page on the Website. In certain circumstances, Illinois Times will refund your credit card or
create an alternate ticket to a new event only if we are instructed to do so by the respective
When you receive your tickets, keep them in a safe place. Tickets cannot be replaced if they are
lost, stolen, or damaged. Please note that direct sunlight and heat can damage some tickets.
7. User Generated Content
Illinois Times may provide you with the ability to submit user generated content to the Website,
which may include but is not limited to text and other content (collectively “User Generated
Content”). Except as otherwise licensed herein, you own all rights in and to your User Generated
Content. User Generated Content may be hosted, shared, and/or published as part of the
Website’s associated services. Beside the specific Merchant Account numbers, the Merchant
Account Profile is publicly available on the site for anyone to see. User Generated Content
entered into your private profile will be viewable only by Illinois Times and by the specific
Merchant Organization from which you purchased your respective event ticket. You expressly
acknowledge that Illinois Times does not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any
submissions of your User Generated Content.
By submitting User Generated Content to the Website, you grant Illinois Times a non-exclusive,
irrevocable, royalty free, worldwide, and perpetual license to use your User Generated Content
for the customary and intended purposes of the Website and any purpose related thereto,
including, without limitation, to reproduce, prepare derivative works, distribute copies, perform,
display, research, and assess sales trends of any of the User Generated Content. These
purposes may include, but are not limited to, providing you or third parties with the Website or its
associated services, improving the Website or its associated services, and archiving or making
backups of the Website. You agree to waive all moral rights in and to your User Generated
Content across the world, whether you have or have not asserted moral rights in or to your User
Generated Content. By submitting User Generated Content to the Website, you further agree to
waive all rights of publicity or privacy with respect to the User Generated Content submitted.
You warrant that any User Generated Content that you submit to the Website will not violate the
rights of third parties, including, but not limited to, trademark rights, copyright rights, and rights of
publicity and privacy, or violate any applicable law, statute, ordinance, treaty, or regulation,
whether local, state, provincial, national, or international.
You agree that you are solely responsible for any User Generated Content that you submit to the
Site. Illinois Times acts solely as a repository of data, and therefore makes no guarantees as to
the validity, accuracy, relevance, usefulness, or legal status of any User Generated Content.
Illinois Times reserves the right to remove User Generated Content without prior notice and
may, at its sole discretion, remove User Generated Content that it determines, at its sole
discretion, violates the terms of this Agreement. Illinois Times also reserves the right to
terminate a user’s access to the Website for any reason, including, but not limited to, for
repeatedly infringing on the intellectual property or other rights of third parties or otherwise
violating the terms of this Agreement, or for no reason, and without prior notice.
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Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Though Illinois Times may edit, remove, or
control the content displayed through the Website, you agree that Illinois Times will not be
considered an information content provider and will not be held liable for the republication of
defamatory or tortious content created by third parties, whether through the Website or otherwise.
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held responsible or liable for the content of third party websites, applications, or services and that
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websites, applications, or services.
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regulation, or treaty, to violate the rights of third parties, or for a use outside of the customary and
intended purposes of the Website.
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reason, including but not limited to for your violation of a term or condition of this Agreement.
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OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR SERVICES PURCHASED
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HELD LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS THE AMOUNT THAT YOU PAID, IF
ANY, FOR SERVICES PURCHASED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, AND IN NO CASE WILL
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AGREE THAT YOU WILL BE LIMITED TO INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY UNLESS OTHERWISE
PERMITTED BY LAW.
THE WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN TECHNICAL INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS
OR OMISSIONS. ILLINOIS TIMES IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY SUCH
TYPOGRAPHICAL, TECHNICAL, OR PRICING ERRORS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE. ILLINOIS
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FACE OF THE TICKETS.
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to your use of the Website, your use or provision of any services purchased through the Website,
your reliance upon advice provided through the Website, your submission of User Generated
Content to the Website, your violation of any term or condition of this Agreement, your violation of
any applicable law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or treaty, whether local, state, national, or
international, or your violation of the rights of a third party.
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AND REMEDY AT LAW FOR ANY DISPUTES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS
AGREEMENT, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, OR THE PURCHASE OF SERVICES FROM
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If any provision of this Agreement is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason
whatsoever, the remaining provisions will remain valid and unimpaired and will continue in full
force and effect.
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communication from you will not bind Illinois Times.
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been waived and no breach will be deemed to have been consented to unless said waiver or
consent is in writing and signed by the party to be charged.
Limitation On Actions
GeoTix shall hold harmless and shall indemnify Operator against any claim or lawsuit, other than
claims or lawsuits by any third party related to intellectual property claims related to the use of the
GeoTix Platform by Operator and attributable to GeoTix. No right of indemnity shall exist for any
claims related to Event Organizers or Ticket Purchasers.
Operators and Event Organizers shall hold harmless and shall indemnify GeoTix for any claim or
lawsuit by any third party related to Operator’s or Event Organizer’s breach of this Agreement.
The party seeking indemnification must notify the other party promptly in writing, not later than 30
days after the party seeking indemnification receives notice of the claim (or sooner if required by
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OR RELATED TO THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES PURCHASED THROUGH THE
WEBSITE MUST COMMENCE WITHIN ONE YEAR AFTER THE CAUSE OF ACTION
ACCRUES. FAILURE TO ASSERT SAID CAUSE OF ACTION WITHIN ONE YEAR WILL
PERMANENTLY BAR ANY AND ALL RELIEF.
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