Terms of Use


These terms of use govern your use of our site and service [500Speakers.com]. Please read these terms in full before you use our site or engage in our service/s. If you do not accept these terms of use, please do not use our site or service/s. Your use of this site and our service/s confirms your acceptance of these terms.



1.1                It is not necessary to register with us in order to search at 500Speakers. [However, member areas including dashboards will only be accessible if you have registered.]


USE OF THIS/OUR WEBSITE [500Speakers.com]

1.2                This Website may be used for your own private purposes and in accordance with these terms of use.

1.3                You may print and download material from this website provided that you do not modify or reproduce any content without our prior written consent.



1.4                All reasonable measures are taken by us to ensure that the 500Speakers site is operational all day, every day. However, occasionally technical issues may result in some downtime and accordingly we will not be liable if this website is unavailable at any time.

1.5                Where possible we always try to give advance warning of maintenance issues that may result in 500Speakers down time but we shall not be obliged to provide such notice. 



1.6                Any material that a visitor to this website sends or posts to this website shall be considered non-proprietary and non-confidential. We shall be entitled to copy, disclose, distribute or use for such other purpose as we deem appropriate all material provided to us, with the exception of personal information, the use of which is covered under our Privacy Policy. 

1.7                When using this website you shall not post or send to or from this website any material:

(a)            for which you have not obtained all necessary consents;

(b)            that is discriminatory, obscene, pornographic, defamatory, liable to incite racial hatred, in breach of confidentiality or privacy, which may cause annoyance or inconvenience to others, which encourages or constitutes conduct that would be deemed a criminal offense, give rise to a civil liability, or otherwise is contrary to the law.

(c)            which is harmful in nature including, and without limitation, computer viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted data, or other potentially harmful software or data.

1.8                [We will fully co-operate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requiring us to disclose the identity or other details of any person posting material to this website in breach of Paragraph 1.7.]



1.9                Throughout this website you may find links to third party websites. The provision of a link to such a website does not mean that we endorse that website.  If you visit any website via a link on this website you do so at your own risk.

1.10            Any party wishing to link to this website is entitled to do so provided that the conditions below are observed:

(a)            you do not seek to imply that we are endorsing the services or products of another party unless this has been agreed with us in writing;

(b)            you do not misrepresent your relationship with this website; and

(c)            the website from which you link to this website does not contain offensive or otherwise  controversial content or, content that infringes any intellectual property rights or other rights of a third party.

1.11            By linking to this website in breach of clause 5.2 you shall indemnify us for any loss or damage suffered to this website as a result of such linking.



1.12            All payments for Speaker services will be made via our merchant gateway/account.  Payment options can be found at our ‘500 Apply’ page.

1.13            Zero percent commissions are due on any 'in-person' speaking engagements a speaker books as a result of the marketing efforts of 500Speakers [clients connect with speakers directly for in-person bookings and the entire booking process is handled by the speaker].  Twenty percent commissions are due on any digital keynote bookings generated and successfully booked by 500Speakers on the behalf of a speaker in the 500Speaker team.  Digital enquiries and bookings are handled and processed entirely by 500Speakers on the behalf of all speakers in the 500Speaker team.  Amounts due to speakers that have been generated by digital bookings that have been fully paid for by clients will be paid in full, minus twenty percent, to relevant speakers at the end of each calendar month regardless of whether or not those bookings have been fulfilled/delivered by the speaker.  If a client cancels a digital speaking event/booking, that has been fully paid for and the booked speaker has been paid by 500Speakers for the event/booking, earlier than 14 days prior to the agreed delivery date the speaker will return the full amount paid to the speaker by 500Speakers for the booking.  If a client cancels a digital speaking event, that has been fully paid for, later that 14 days prior to the agreed delivery date no amounts will be due for return by the speaker [clients in this position will have the opportunity to reschedule the digital speaking event to a future date with the same speaker].



1.14            All paid speaker services are undertaken for a minimum of 12 months from the initial sign-up date.  Special rate or promotional services or packages will state their individual service periods.  Minimum 24 hours notice of cancellation is required via email for all advertisements and/or profiles to be taken down / deleted from our system.  We reserve the right to levy a $50 USD charge to cover any subsequent administrative expenses.



1.15            All clients and 500Speakers.com have the right to terminate any services agreement for any reason, including the ending of services that are already underway. No refunds shall be offered, where a service is deemed to have opened or begun by completion of registration and is, for all intents and purposes, underway.  If a purchased service comes with a special 'refund' policy, a refund request must be made by emailing us during the 7 day period leading to the renewal date of that service, the renewal date of that service will be calculated by the service period purchased starting from the date that service went ‘live’ on our public system, not the date of purchase.  Also, we reserve the right to request a copy of the receipt of purchase stating the special service terms offered.



1.16            The services featured on this website are available on an international basis.  All advertising is offered on an international level.   Clients are solely responsible for evaluating the fitness for a particular purpose of any downloads, programs and text available through this site. Redistribution or republication of any part of this site or its content is prohibited, including such by framing or other similar or any other means, without the express written consent of 500Speakers. Our company does not warrant that the service from this site will be uninterrupted, timely or error free, although it is provided to the best ability. By using our service/s you thereby indemnify this company, its employees, agents and affiliates against any loss or damage, in whatever manner, howsoever caused.



1.17            Whilst we do take all reasonable steps to make sure that the information on this website is up to date and accurate at all times we do not guarantee that all material is accurate and, or up to date.

1.18            All material contained on this website is provided without any or warranty of any kind. You use the material on this website at your own discretion.




1.19            We do not accept liability for any loss or damage that you suffer as a result of using this website.


LAW and JURISDICTION:  These terms of use are governed by US law.



Our business’s name is: 500Speakers

Our contact details are on our platform at www.500Speakers.com