Terms & Conditions

SERVICE PERIOD

The service period is set forth and documented in the contract for service.  The service period is defined as the date and time(s) of service as agreed upon and set forth in the signed contract agreement.  Time frame provided is set forth by the package(s) selected and any additional time that has been added onto your agreement.  Some packages allow for multiple services to be book simultaneously, i.e., DJ service and karaoke service.  In the event of a multi-service booking, you may not receive an increase in time.  Services that are provided at the same time, i.e., DJ and karaoke will have no increase made to the listed entertainment time.  Services that are provided at separate time, i.e., sound service, for a wedding ceremony, and DJ service for a reception will allow the two packages’ times to be added together for an extended entertainment time frame.  The contracted time is listed for entertainment time.  Entertainment start time is defined as the arrival of guests for non-wedding events and to include but not limited to the introduction of wedding party, bride and groom, dancing starts, or any other activities listed on the reception planner for weddings.  Music played during a provide meal, such as at a wedding reception, may or may not be included in the entertainment time figure.  This will be determined by an event-to-event situation with consideration into the amount of time the meal takes and set up of equipment.  A Mericle Entertainment staff will use their discretion to evaluate the "entertainment start time” unless noted otherwise in contract.  Entertainment start time stated in contract is an approx. start time.  If the entertainment starts prior to this time the entertainment may end before original end time.  If the entertainment starts after the set start time, the entertainment may still end at the time designated in the contract.  The end time being later than the contracted end time stated is determined by A Mericle Entertainment staff and availability to end later than contracted.  All efforts will be made to continue to provide entertainment desired until desired time, if possible, additional fee may apply.  Service periods may be extended if time allows, A Mericle Entertainment staff are able to extend time, prior payment received and teardown has not started, checks will not be accepted as payment for on-site extensions.  A Mericle Entertainment may be limited by the location’s rules and regulations to allow service period extensions.  In the event that A Mericle Entertainment is providing sound for a wedding ceremony or any other event, that would have a rehearsal prior to the event / wedding, A Mericle Entertainment may be present to rehearse songs and other important details prior to the wedding or event.  Access must be given to location 3 hours prior to start of rehearsal.  Rehearsals longer than 2 hours will be charged an hourly fee, due prior to extension of time.  Longer times can be pre-scheduled with applicable fee applied.  A Mericle Entertainment Photo Booth service will be provided for a minimum of 85% of the time during service period.  Occasionally operations may need to be interrupted for maintenance including but not limited to changing of photopaper, camera adjustments, lighting adjustments, printer adjustments.  To be considered “out of service” no photo booth operations can be taking place.  In the event the paper must be changed in the printer, but the photo booth is still able to capture images, this will not qualify as out of service time.  In the event photo booth service not provided for minimum of 85% will result of a partial prorated refund.  Not all fee paid with photo booth are eligible for refunds, such as but not limited to: mileage, taxes, and fees.  Service period operation time only accounts for time that A Mericle Entertainment closes booth and does not include time that booth is closed at request of contracting person(s). 

LOCATION / VENUE

Location of the event is listed in the service contract.  In the event of a location change, the changes in location must be submitted in writing and approved by A Mericle Entertainment in writing.  Location changes may result in additional fees being applied.  Locations 120 miles or greater from 1508 S Main Centerville, IA 52544 will be subject to a long-distance fee.  A Mericle Entertainment includes 30 miles round trip as included distance.  Any distance greater than 30 miles will be subject mileage fees.  Mileage is calculated from 1508 S Main Centerville, IA 52544 and is calculated as a round trip.  Additional fees may apply for multiple location for one event.

PAYMENTS & REFUNDS

A Mericle Entertainment charges a non-refundable, non-creditable initial payment of 30% of total balance that is required upon booking and signing of contract.  The date requested is only reserved only after the minimum of the initial payment has been received        and processed.  A Mericle Entertainment accepts cash, MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover Credit Cards.  A Mericle Entertainment processes credit card transactions through Square Card Reader Software and Systems or QuickBooks, QuickBooks online Systems and software.  You agree to have payments processed via these systems.  Additional Fees may apply for use of credit or debit card as payment method and may be required in some cases.  Final Payment must be made within 3 weeks prior to the date of event.  Payments made after 3 weeks prior to service will be subject to a 15% charge of total balance due.  Failure to pay balance 2 weeks prior to service will result in cancelation of service without refund of initial payment and any other fees or payments that have been submitted and/ or processed.  DJ service is contracted for the number hours listed in the package purchased of entertainment time.  Any time beyond this will be charged an hourly rate rounding up to the nearest hour.  Entertainment does not have to be extended if prior notice and payment are not provided.  ALL payments received are non-refundable.  AME will take into consideration reasons for cancelation and may issue credit to be used at a later date. 

 

CREDIT / ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS

AME accepts all major credit cards on site for extensions and accepts online payments for initial and final payments.  A online / credit transaction service fee will be applied to your total balance due.  By paying with a credit card or online payment service you agree to pay the transaction service fee.  In some rare cases AME has the right to decline use of credit card for payment.  

 

CASH PAYMENTS

AME accepts cash as payments for services requested.  In such cases AME will require payments in cash or by credit / online payment in according to CREDIT / ELECTRONIC PAYMENT Terms.  A Mericle Entertainment is not liable for payments lost in the mail.  

 

GIFT CARDS

AME offers eGift cards that are sold online through our website.  eGift cards are sold through Square Systems and redeemed through AME processing.  AME may require you to send eGift Card to us for payments that are not done in person.  This is to protect you, the customer, and AME staff.  

 

VOUCHERS

A Mericle Entertainment at times offers vouchers for services.  Some vouchers are a result of a canceled event that credit towards a future event is given.  In the event a voucher is given for a canceled event the voucher amount will not include any taxes, fees, or the initial payment amount.  In the event you paid in full upon booking your voucher amount shall only be in the amount of total paid minus taxes, fees, and 30% that would have been the initial payment.  

 

DISCOUNTS

AME offers a variety of discounts to our contracting person(s).  These discounts cannot be combined with any other discounts unless specifically noted in the discount offer.  Discounts are subject to approval prior to being given.  Discounts must be applied to original contract.  Discounts cannot be applied after contract has been completed.  Discounts are for package prices only unless otherwise noted in discount details.  Standard offered discounts listed are only offered on DJ packages and are not applicable to add on or optional services.  

COUPONS

Coupon is property of A Mericle Entertainment, a division of Mericle Enterprises, and are subject to the following term and conditions but not limited to.  Coupons can only be redeemed for full priced items.  Coupons may not be used on sale merchandise, prior purchases, or out of stock items.  Not valid with any other offers, sales, promotions, coupons, or discounts.  Coupon uses may be limited despite number of coupons produced.  Coupons cannot be modified or duplicated.  Coupons have no cash value.  No refunds, change, or credits will be given for unused or partially used coupons.   Void where prohibited by law.  

 

LOACTION & SPACE WITHIN VENUE

Contracting person(s) will provide appropriate level space that is a minimum of 12' X 12' at location set above for DJ services.  In some cases, and for some set-ups an area of 16' X 12' may be required.  Some packages may be required to have an alternate set-up due to heights restraints.   Space provided must be enough for ALL equipment to be set-up and operated in a safe manor.  Equipment includes but not limited to DJ truss, tables, carts, and speakers.  Contracting person(s) will provide access to a minimum of four 3 prong power outlet within a reasonable distance from the location of the DJ.  It may be necessary for the plugins to be on separate breakers to prevent an overload on the electrical system.  Outside locations are permittable if weather allows.  A Mericle Entertainment reserves the right to cease operations in good faith in the event of inclement weather including active any probable weather.  If the event the location is outside and weather has a sudden change, the contracting person(s) are responsible for any damages.  Extreme heat or cold may affect equipment poorly.  Subsequently outdoor events may be limited due to equipment operation temperatures.  Outdoor photo booths may be declined.    Contracting person(s) will provide appropriate level space that is a minimum of 10' X 10' at location set above for photo booth.  Contracting person(s) will provide access to a 3-prong power outlet within a reasonable distance from the location of the photobooth.

 

SETUP & TEAR DOWN

A Mericle Entertainment equipment will be setup and removed by A Mericle Entertainment staff.  A Mericle Entertainment must be allowed into the venue at least 240 minutes prior to the start of the event.  More time may be required if multiple services are booked.  A Mericle Entertainment must be allowed 120 minutes after the event to take down and remove equipment from venue.  More time may be required if multiple services are booked.  If set up between wedding and reception is required, A Mericle Entertainment will make every attempt to move in / set up equipment as quickly as possible.  Music requested for arrival of guest when wedding and reception are being held at the same location will be started after equipment is set up.  If the location is a seperate location A Mericle Entertainment will move to the new location and set up as quick as possible.  

 

SERVICE OPERATIONS

A Mericle Entertainment requires an active internet connection to, but not limited to, play music, play music requested, submitting song requests, submitting karaoke requests, playing karaoke requests.  If WIFI is not available at the venue A Mericle Entertainment will provide our own internet via cellular connection but cannot guarantee the reliability of the connection, therefore these options cannot be guaranteed. In the event of internet connection failure, A Mericle Entertainment will not issue a refund for unavailable options.  Service will be provided to the extent A Mericle Entertainment is able.  Song requests may be limited to songs already download into A Mericle Entertainment song library.  All song requests must be submitted electronically by using iPad provided or scanning QR code with personal phones to submit request unless otherwise determined by A Mericle Entertainment.  Requests submitted must comply with A Mericle Entertainment terms of service and Song requests MUST be complete with requester name, song title, and artist name.  Person(s) requesting songs to be played have the option to supply an email address upon submitting request.  If time, internet connection and availability of staff are available A Mericle Entertainment will send an email conformation to the submitting person.  The email will advise the person if the song was added or not and may include an approximate time that the song will be played.  AME has the right to save provided emails and send emails about promotions and other events, see email terms for more information.  Incomplete requests cannot be processed and therefore will not be played.  Requested songs are not guaranteed to be played.  Time remaining, song requested, order of requests, and availability are a few factors considered when requested songs are considered for playing.  Songs requested via online form prior to event are subject to be prioritized over songs requested during event.  A Mericle Entertainment has the right to deny someone from submitting a song request.  A Mericle Entertainment will introduce the wedding party, bride and groom and parents of bride and groom.  A Mericle Entertainment will make all announcements requested or allow a person of your choice to make announcements.  A Mericle Entertainment will announce for special dances.  To include but not limited to dollar dance, mother/son dance, father/daughter dance, first dance, etc.

 

EQUIPMEENT

A Mericle Entertainment uses multiple different items to provide service including but not limited to sound boards, speakers, sub woofers, LED lights, moving head LED lights, computers, iPads, TV, and other electronic devices.  AME has equipment that is utilized as standard equipment but from time to time may not be available.  AME does not guarantee any equipment to be on site unless specifically paid for, i.e., photo booth.  Items, even listed in packages, may not be available from time to time.  At no time are contracted persons or guests permitted to use any AME equipment without permission from AME staff.  AME offers optional equipment for use by contracting person(s).  AME does not guarantee the availability of any optional equipment.  Additional fee may apply for optional equipment usage.  Some fees may be a refundable security deposit, some may be a usage fee and some will be both a deposit and usage fee.

 

PHOTO BOOTH OPERATIONS

A Mericle Entertainment photo booth will operate within guidelines set forth by package purchased.  Photo booth will operate for times set listed in the service contract unless an extension is requested, approved, and payment received.  A Mericle Entertainment will maintain and provide maintenance to the photo booth during event as need.  A Mericle Entertainment does not provide a photo booth attendant.  A Mericle Entertainment will have a person on site to be able to trouble shoot any problems that arise with the photo booth.  Idle time is available for purchase but must be done prior to start of the event, idle time desired during event will be charged as additional time and must be paid for prior to start of time. 

 

Photo Booth Terminal Terms and Conditions

Use of Images

I hereby grant A Mericle Entertainment permission to use ALL images obtained by A Mericle Entertainment via photo booth and any other means before, during and after photo booth events.  All images obtained can be used for, but not limited to, any publications by means of advertising, promotional materials, portfolios, social media, and other web-based and non-web-based publications without payment or consideration.  If you do not wish to give consent for use, please select DECLINE.  These terms must be agreed upon to use the photo booth provided by A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises. 

 

I understand that all photos will become property of A Mericle Entertainment and will not be returned.  Utilizing the photo booth and subsequently downloading, sharing, emailing, or printing any photos, you agree to the following terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, you may not download, share, email, text or print, any photos in any manner.  

  1. You may use photos for personal, noncommercial use only. You may not publish or distribute any photo outside of distribution to family and friends for noncommercial purposes, and you may not use any photo to advertise or market any product or service.

  2. You may not reproduce, store, distribute, display or otherwise use any photo in any manner which harms, or which may harm any person depicted in the photo or which violates or may violate any right of privacy or publicity, or any other right of any person depicted in the photo.

  3. You may not modify, add to or delete from any photo or remove any logo from any photo. 

  4. You may not photograph photos to store, modify, or distribute and photos obtained.

I hereby irrevocably authorize the A Mericle Entertainment to edit, alter, copy, exhibit, publish, or distribute these photos for any lawful purpose. In addition, I waive any right to inspect or approve the finished product wherein my likeness appears. Additionally, I waive any right to royalties or other compensation arising or related to the use of the photo.

 

A Mericle Entertainment, a division of Mericle Enterprises, along with all other divisions, sub-divisions, contracted parties, and partners reserve the right to use images taken for marketing, promotion, advertisements, and any other uses as A Mericle Entertainment and all other divisions see fit.  

 

Trademarks

The trademarks, names, logos and service marks (collectively “trademarks”) displayed on photos are registered and unregistered trademarks of A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises and partners. Nothing contained should be construed as granting any license or right to use any trademark without the prior permission from A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises.

 

Copyright

All aspects– design, text, graphics, applications, underlying source code and all other aspects – are copyrighted by A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises or third parties who have licensed their content for use.

 

External Links

External links may be provided for your convenience, but they are beyond the control of A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises and no representation is made as to their content. Use or reliance on any external links and the content thereon provided is at your own risk. When visiting external links, you must refer to that external websites’ terms and conditions of use. No hypertext links shall be created from any website controlled by you or otherwise to this website without the express prior written permission by A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises. Please contact us if you would like to link to this website or would like to request a link to your website.

 

Warranties

A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises makes no warranties, representations, statements or guarantees (whether express, implied in law or residual) regarding the photo booth, images, backgrounds, layout and all other aspects including but not limited to: website, the information contained on the website, your or your company’s personal information or material and information transmitted over our system, photo sites, social media websites, or any other sites or services used by A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises.

 

Disclaimer of Liability

A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises shall not be responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party (including your company), as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your access and use of the photo booth or any of A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises services.

 

Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions constitute the sole record of the agreement between you and A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises in relation to your use of the photo booth. Neither you nor A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises shall be bound by any express tacit or implied representation, warranty, promise or the like not recorded herein. Unless otherwise specifically stated these terms and conditions supersede and replace all prior commitments, undertakings, or representations, whether written or oral, between you and A Mericle Entertainment a division of Mericle Enterprises.  If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable under Contract Law, then that provision, or portion thereof, shall be deemed separate from the rest of this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions, or portions thereof.  

 

                  Release

I hereby hold harmless, release, and forever discharge A Mericle Entertainment from all claims, demands, and causes of action which I, my heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on my behalf or on behalf of my estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.

                  

                  I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTAND THE ABOVE PHOTO RELEASE

 

LIABILITY

A Mericle Entertainment shall not be liable for any damage, loss or injury to any person or property (including customer) arising out of or resulting from any act of omission of A Mericle Entertainment, except such as may result from A Mericle Entertainment negligence or willful misconduct.  A Mericle Entertainment shall not be liable for any amount that would exceed the amount of the retainer’s fee.  A Mericle Entertainment and representatives will not tolerate inappropriate, rude, demanding, or demeaning behavior from contracting persons or guests.  Any such behavior that might cause harm, physical or emotional to the equipment and/or staff of A Mericle Entertainment warrants immediate termination of the event, with no refund of any fees or payments made to A Mericle Entertainment.  If at any time a guest or person attending the event uses any equipment of A Mericle Entertainment without permission the contracting organization or person(s) may be asked to have the person leave.  If the contracting organization or person(s) does not wish to ask person to leave it is grounds for termination of contract without refund.  Contacting Person will release A Mericle Entertainment of all liability related to use of event pictures before, during, and after event.  

 

DAMAGE

Contracting Person(s) shall be responsible to any damage or loss to any Equipment including but not limited to speakers, soundboards, lights, truss, TV/computer screens, microphones, backdrops, computers, iPads, stands, props.  Contracting Person(s) shall be responsible for any damage cause by but not limited to misuse of equipment by contracting person or guests, any theft, disaster including but not limited to fire, flood, tornado, or loss of power causing a power surge to the equipment.  A Mericle Entertainment is not responsible for lost photos caused by software corruption or damage, power failure, equipment failure, or any other means.  A Mericle Entertainment photobooth may use a battery backup system and surge protector to assist in protection of equipment

 

CHANGE IN DATE OR CANCELATION

Changes in date must be submitted to A Mericle Entertainment in writing.  Written approval is required by A Mericle Entertainment and is pending availability of newly requested date.  Changes in date may result in increased fees and costs, that are due immediately.  Changes in date may result in undesired cancelation of event without refund of initial payment or any subsequent payments.  No refunds of initial payment shall be given for cancelation of any reason.  Cancelations within 30 days of event shall forfeit all payments submitted and processed.  Cancelations greater than 30 days will be considered for credit of payments, but shall not to include initial payment, as a voucher that has no cash value and is non-transferable.  

 

ADD ON SERVICES

A Mericle Entertainment offers a variety of options that can be added to your service packages.  Slide Shows are prepared with an electronic program.  Copy Righted Pictures are not permitted.  If copy righted pictures are include you, the contracting organization or person(s) assume the responsibility for the penalty if any occurs.  A Mericle Entertainment is not liable for any Copy Rights being broken.  A Mericle Entertainment provides use of Bubble Machine.  It is the contracting organization or person(s) responsibility to make sure the location of the event permits such equipment.  The bubble machine can make the ground slippery around the machine where bubble are floating and landing.  A Mericle Entertainment is not responsible or liable to any injury that is caused by bubble machine causing a slippery ground.  Bubble Machine price includes use of machine and bubble solution amount noted in package provided by A Mericle Entertainment.  No other solution is allowed to be placed in machine without permission.  No one except A Mericle Entertainment staff may turn on or off the machine or adjust settings.  Additional bubble solution may be purchased depending on availability.  A Mericle Entertainment provides use of Fog Machine.  It is the contracting organization or person(s) responsibility to make sure the location of the event permits such equipment. Fog machine is used at Contracting organization or person(s) own risk.  Fog machine includes amount noted in package of fog solution.  Run time varies based on usage.  Location must be near electrical outlet and a safe area to have fog.  Light or heavy fog available by amount the machine produces.  Games must be chosen and requested on the wedding reception form.  Games may not be able to be added during the event if items needed for events are not on site.

 

COPYRIGHT / USE OF PHOTOS

A Mericle Entertainment photo booth photos are copyrighted images.  Person(s) may print, share, and post photo booth images but cannot alter them in anyway.  Images cannot be duplicated or copied.  Images cannot be edited, changed, or cropped.  A Mericle Entertainment has the right to use all images obtained for but not limited to advertising and promotions and post to our but not limited to website and Facebook.  All persons using the photo booth must agree to the terms and conditions set form at the start of each session. 

EMAIL TERMS

A Mericle Entertainment has various systems that use internet-based services to allow but not limited to advertising, communicating and confirming.  AME allows person(s) to provide an email address upon submitting an electronic song request.  Upon providing the email address, that is not required to submit a song request, you agree to, but not limited to, receiving emails from AME regarding your song request and other deals, promotions, and events.  The persons receiving emails may choose to unsubscribe from the emails at any time.  Email address will not be provided or sold to any other company or business.  AME will use the email address obtained solely for AME use.  

 

MISCELLANEOUS TERMS

If any provision of these terms shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable under Contract Law, then that provision, or portion thereof, shall be deemed separate from the rest of this contract and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions, or portions thereof.  A Mericle Entertainment reserves the right to request guest leave the event if they are misusing equipment or are harassing staff.  A Mericle Entertainment will use but not limited to mail, email, text, Facebook, Facebook messenger, and phone calls to arrange services requested.  Packages include items as described by invoice and other package outlines.  Packages change from time to time, in the event of package changes you will receive items in the package at time of your purchase at a minimum.  Additional items may be included at no extra cost to you.  In the event of a decrease of price in the package you will not receive the new price after your contract has been completed.  A Mericle Entertainment has the right to allow staff, paid and non-paid, to attend your event for helping with but not limited to set up, tear down, operation and training.  A Mericle Entertainment should not be expected to release tables for dinner one by one or be required to move tables, chairs, dance floor etc.… before, during or after the event.  At no time during, before, or after the event are guest or any other people, other than A Mericle Entertainment staff to be aloud behind the DJ table or in the area designated for the DJ.  Violators will be asked to leave area or event if reoccurring issue.  A Mericle Entertainment Photo Booth requires an active internet connection to allow guest to but not limited to; email, text, and share images.  If WIFI is not available at the venue A Mericle Entertainment will provide our own internet but cannot guarantee the reliability of the connection, therefore these options cannot be guaranteed.  In the event of internet connection failure, A Mericle Entertainment will not issue a refund for unavailable options.  A Mericle Entertainment may be limited by the rules and regulation set forth by your venue.  A Mericle Entertainment is permitted to publicly list but not limited to you event title to our calendar of events on but not limited to our website

AED ON SITE

AME's goal is to have an AED on site for all our events.  We come from a medical background and know the importance of being able to provide emergency care as fast as possible to increase positive outcomes.  We are not able to guarantee the AED will be present at all events but strive to have it at as many as possible.  We many are not able to have it at all events in the event of, but not limited to, 2 events occurring at the same time, AED out for maintenance, etc.   The AED on site will be maintained and used according to Iowa Law.  AME will attempt to be the primary operators of the AED but in some cases will not be able to, in these situations another person or persons can obtain the AED from AME staff and use it.  AME accepts no liability to the outcome of the ill or injured person as protected by Iowa Code 613.17.