Please note that the two designations (Host & Guest) are not mutually exclusive. That is, you may choose to be a host on a particular Shabbos and also wish to experience Shabbos as a guest at the homes of other families on another. We encourage our users to experience Shabbos both as guests and hosts, as each presents differing opportunities and perspectives on the Shabbos experience.
We are excited by the endless possibilities and opportunities presented by this website, and we hope all your experiences in connection with this Website will be positive and uplifting. In order to ensure our users’ positive experiences, we’ve created a set of rules by which users must abide. Together, these rules and conditions form a legal contract between you, other users, and us. As a contract, the language is cold and clinical at times. Please do not be offended by that. Our mission is to bring joy and beauty to Shabbos experiences around the world, and we’re here to help make that happen.
ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
The term "Host" means an individual registered on the Site as a Host, and the term "Guest" means an individual registered on the Site as a Guest. All user-supplied information, materials, files, communications, guest-book entries, comments, and photographs are referred to collectively as "User Content." "Shabbat.com Content" means all Materials provided by Shabbat. User Content and Shabbat.com Content may have different restrictions and conditions associated with them. The terms and conditions expressed in this agreement apply to all users and visitors of this Site. By creating a User account on the Site you are representing that you are at 18. If you are under the under the age of 18 years you are NOT permitted to use this Site.
GUEST PROFILES, RULES; REGISTRATION
Standard Guest Profile. In order to create a standard profile, in addition to the information you would need to provide to create a Quick Guest profile, you will also need to provide the following information: your city, state, zip code, 2 references, dietary needs, and one picture. The Standard Guest profile allows you to include some optional information such as your occupation and general information about yourself. Shabbat.com shall be the final arbitrator as to whether a particular uploaded photograph is appropriate given the nature of the Site, and Shabbat.com shall have the right to delete any photographs it deems, in its sole discretion, to be inappropriate. Please note that, upon registration, the default setting allows for other Users, namely prospective Hosts, to view your profile and offer the Guest a Shabbos invitation. This setting may be changed once you are logged in to your account. With a Standard Guest profile you will have the ability to submit direct requests to prospective hosts. Once a host accepts a request and confirms a reservation, contact information will be shared between the Host and Guest.
HOST RULES; REGISTRATION
To register as a Shabbat.com Host, complete and submit the registration form. You will be required to include all the information required to create a Standard Guest profile (See Section 4(B)). AGE: You must be at least 18 years or older to create a profile without the express verified consent of your guardian. To complete a Host profile you must upload at least one picture. The Host profile allows you to include some optional information about your family. Please use your discretion when uploading information about your family as we are unable to screen the Site users or to vouch for their integrity.
RIGHT TO REMOVE MEMBERS
We reserve the right to reject any individual for any reason we see fit. There is no missionizing on Shabbat.com, Christian or otherwise. Any member reported or found to be missionizing will be removed from the site. There will be no sexual solicitation on Shabbat.com. Members who feel solicited or pressured must repost the incident and the offending party will immediately be removed from the site. Shabbat.com members are not to pressure other members to engage in an unsolicited or unwanted relationship. Pressuring members, making them feel uncomfortable reflects poorly on the spirit of Shabbat.com. Offending party will immediately be removed from the site. Shabbat.com is not a commercial site. While occasionally Shabbat.com may allow commerce posts and solicitations to remain, we reserve the right to delete these posts as well as to remove members who abuse this feature.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY; LIMITED LICENSE TO USERS
The trademarks, including "Shabbat" or a variation thereof, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of Shabbat.com. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of Shabbat.com LICENSE TO Shabbat.com FOR USER CONTENT Certain Services offered through this Site, such as the guest-book, for example, accommodate or require User Content. Depending upon the nature of the Service, by submitting User Content to this Site you grant Shabbat.com the following type of license: For User Content that is the result of your creative efforts and which is intended to be displayed on the Site, you grant Shabbat.com a worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to modify (for purposes of formatting, maintenance, or Site administration only) and reproduce such User Content. You also grant Shabbat.com the right to distribute and publicly display and perform such User Content for the purpose for which such User Content was submitted to the Site. You agree that Shabbat.com may use your User Content for promotional purposes, including your photographs, comments, postings and the like.
You may submit only User Content to the Site that is (a) owned by you, (b) submitted with the express permission of the owner or within the scope of the license to such content, or (c) in the public domain. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, harassing, libelous, offensive, defamatory, obscene, or pornographic materials, or other materials that would violate any law or the rights of others, including, without limitation, laws against copyright infringement, and rights of privacy and publicity. Violation of these restrictions may result in denial of or limitations on access by you to this Site. In using the Site, including all Services and Materials available through it, you agree: not to disrupt or interfere with any other user’s enjoyment of the Site or linked sites; not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit through the Site any viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; not to create a false identity; not to use or attempt to use another’s account, password, service, or system without authorization from Shabbat.com; not to disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise cause harm to, the Site, or any Services, Materials, system resources, accounts, passwords, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the Site or any linked sites.
MANAGING CONTENT AND COMMUNICATIONS
Shabbat.com reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete or remove User Content from the Site and to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or part of this Site, at any time without prior notice or liability. Shabbat.com may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on the Site where users transmit or post User Content, including but not limited to areas where Services are available, and the substance of any User Content. Likewise, Shabbat.com is under no obligation to post any User Content you submit, and Shabbat.com may, at its sole discretion, choose to not post your User Content. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Shabbat.com will have no liability related to User Content. Shabbat.com disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification, or unavailability of any User Content.
WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS
PERSONAL INFORMATION AND PRIVACY
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
In no event, including, without limitation, negligence, shall Shabbat.com, its subsidiaries, affiliates, agents, officers, directors, employees, or partners be liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect, or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from injury or death, loss of use, data, or profits, whether or not Shabbat.com has been advised of the possibility of such damages or injury, and on any theory of liability, including torts, arising out of or in connection with the use of or the inability to use this Site, its Services, or Materials, the statements or actions of any Site User on or through the Site, any in-person dealings or interactions with any Site User or any individuals connected to such Site Users, any unauthorized access to or alteration of your transmissions or data, any information that is sent or received or not sent or received, any failure to store or loss of data, files, or other content, any Services available through the Site that are delayed or interrupted, or any website referenced or linked to or from this Site.
INDEMNITY AND LIABILITY
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
This Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Shabbat.com from its offices within the state of New Jersey, United States of America. By accessing this Site, you and Shabbat.com agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of New Jersey, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and Shabbat.com also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Courts within the State of New Jersey with respect to such matters.