SeatGeek maintains a canonical directory of all live events in the United States. We built our Platform to enable others to build cool applications on top of that data.
These Rules of the Road (“Rules”) describe the philosophy behind our Platform and the ways we allow folks to use it. Our goal is to create an open, straightforward way for developers to build applications related to live events. We will update these Rules as we believe is necessary to achieve that goal, so please check back periodically.
By accessing the SeatGeek Platform, you agree to abide by these Rules. If you would like to use our API in a way that isn’t permitted in these Rules, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will see if it’s appropriate to make an exception.
Using the SeatGeek API
The items in this section are likely to differ from what you may see in other API Terms of Services. Thus, we hope you read them carefully.
When using the SeatGeek API you cannot display ticket listings on behalf of other ticket sellers. This is designed to prevent you from using the SeatGeek API to create a service that directly competes with SeatGeek (which we think is reasonable). You can, however, use the SeatGeek API and display your own ticket listings.
If you use the SeatGeek API, you are entitled to enroll in our revenue share program. Once enrolled, every time you link to SeatGeek you should pass a query string parameter that uniquely identifies your application. If a customer coming from your application makes a purchase, you will be entitled to half of the revenue derived from that purchase. For more information, go here: http://seatgeek.com/partners/signup/
You agree to display attribution, in the form of the SeatGeek logo, in places within your application where SeatGeek data is being used. The SeatGeek logo for this purpose can be found here. Clicking on the logo should direct a user to SeatGeek’s homepage. You can modify the logo and/or use it in a “powered by” context if necessary. Please ask us if you have questions about whether your attribution is sufficient.
You cannot not sell, rent, redistribute, transfer, or sublicense the API or API content to anyone.
The API can be used by both free and commercial apps.
SeatGeek may issue press releases discussing any applications built on our platform and may discuss such applications with the media.
Want to get in touch?
Please email us at email@example.com with any questions.
This section is full of more standard legalese that is relatively common among API Terms of Service.
Changes to API and API Rules
We will try to avoid unexpected changes to our API and its Rules and alert developers if any of its components will become unavailable in the future. With that said, we do reserve the right to modify or discontinue the SeatGeek API and Rules or any portion of them with or without notice. SeatGeek shall not be liable to you or any third party should we exercise our right to modify or discontinue the SeatGeek API or part of it.
You cannot claim to be officially endorsed by SeatGeek, part of SeatGeek, or to represent SeatGeek. Nothing in these Rules shall be construed as creating an employer- employee relationship, a partnership, or a joint venture.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify SeatGeek and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, licensors, co-branders or other partners, and employees from and against any costs, losses, damages, liabilities, judgments and expenses (including reasonable fees of attorneys and other professionals) resulting from any third party claim, action or proceeding (“Claim”) arising from or in any way related to your use of any SeatGeek Materials. At SeatGeek’s option, you shall assume control of the defense and settlement of any such Claim, provided that SeatGeek may at any time thereafter elect to take over control of the defense and settlement of any such Claim, and in any event, you shall not settle any such Claim without SeatGeek’s prior written consent.
As between you and SeatGeek, any and every SeatGeek API, SeatGeek brand features, and all intellectual property rights contained in the foregoing, are and will at all times remain the sole and exclusive property of SeatGeek and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws and treaties (whether those rights happen to be registered or not, and wherever in the world those rights may exist.). You agree that at no time during or after the termination of the Rules will you attempt to register any trademarks (including domain names) that are derived from or confusingly similar to those of SeatGeek brand features or SeatGeek content, or will you buy or otherwise arrange to use any such domains to redirect internet content to your application
Disclaimer of any Warranty
SeatGeek does not represent or warrant that any SeatGeek materials are free of inaccuracies, errors, bugs, or interruptions, or are reliable, accurate, complete, or otherwise valid. The SeatGeek materials are provided “as is” with no warranty, express or implied, of any kind and SeatGeek expressly disclaims any and all warranties and conditions, including, but not limited to, any implied warranty of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, availability, security, title and/or non-infringement.
Your use of SeatGeek materials is at your own discretion and risk, and you will be solely responsible for any damage that results from the use of any SeatGeek materials, including, but not limited to, any damage to your computer system or loss of data.
Limitation of Liability
SeatGeek shall not, under any circumstances, be liable to you for any indirect, incidental, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising out of or in connection with use of the SeatGeek apis, whether based on breach of contract, breach of warranty, tort (including negligence, product liability or otherwise), or any other pecuniary loss, whether or not SeatGeek has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Under no circumstances shall SeatGeek be liable to you for any amount.
Choice of Law, Waiver, and Claims
These Rules shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York without regard to its conflict of law provisions. SeatGeek’s failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Rules will not be deemed to be a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Rules is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of these Rules remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the the API must be filed within six (6) months after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.