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Terms and Conditions

 

  1. Definitions

1.1 In these terms and conditions, the following terms have the following meanings:

  • “Company” The employer of the Delegate as named on the booking form
  • “Delegate” Any person who attends Women In Technology Series Online Festival
  • “Conference” Women In Technology Series Online Festival
  • “Organizer” Ascend Global Media Limited
  • “Package” The facilities offered during the Event to include conference sessions and the access to networking opportunities and presentation material post-conference (where speaker permission has been granted)
  1. Law and Jurisdiction

2.1 These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with UK law and any disputes resulting from an interpretation of these terms and conditions shall be settled by a UK court.

  1. Applications to attend an Event

3.1 Applications to attend an Event must be made via the Women In Technology Series Online Festival online registration page or via telephone with an Ascend Global Media representative. No alterations to these terms and conditions can be accepted without the written consent of the Organizer.

  1. Cost

4.1 The event will include all the facilities more specifically set out in the booking.

4.2 The Delegate will be charged and will pay the venue directly during the Event for all goods and services not included in the delegate package.

4.3 Travel and hotel accommodation are not included in the booking. The organizer will not accept invoices or charges relating to delegates travel and accommodation.

  1. Contract and Termination

5.1 On the acceptance of the official booking form or online booking by the Organizer, a contract relating to the Event will exist between the Organizer and the Company. In case of non-payment of any sum due from the Company, whether legally demanded or not, or of the breach, or non-observance, by the Company or the Delegate of any of these terms and conditions, or any regulations to be observed by the Company or the Delegate, the Organizer shall have right to terminate the contract and to refuse passage to the Delegate or attendance to the Event by the Delegate without prejudice to the right to recover all sums payable by the Company and all other claims against it, and any loss or damage sustained by the Organizer.

  1. Withdrawal or Cancellation by Company Delegate and substitution policy

6.1 Any notification of withdrawal or cancellation by the Company and/or Delegate must be in writing and sent to the Organizer. Cancellation will be deemed to have occurred when written notification has been received by the Organizer.

6.2 A substitution from the same organisation can be made at any time in writing at no extra charge

6.3 The withdrawal of delegates causes the organizer’s a loss of earnings and therefore, we do not issue refunds once payment has been made.

6.4 If a cancellation is received in writing more than 90 days before the conference, the delegate can request a refund or receive a full credit note to a future event organised by Ascend Global Media Limited

6.5 Cancellations received 90 days or less from the 1st day of the event will be liable for the full fee.

6.6 The Organizer reserves the right to alter or cancel the Event without notice (including substitution, alternation or cancellation of event program, speakers, topics, dates and location) The Organizer is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of alteration of an event.

6.7 If the Organizer cancels an event, payments received at the cancellation date will be credited towards attendance at a future conference or in the event of postponement towards the rescheduled date. All credit notes remain valid for twelve months

  1. Payment terms

7.1 Full payment is due upon receipt of invoice.

7.2 Delegates will not have rights to attend the Event until payment is made in full and will not be allowed to attend any other sessions or social functions at the Women In Technology Series Online Festival 2020

7.3 Payments by bank transfer can be made up until 15th October 2020. After 15th October 2020, only credit card payments will be accepted.

7.4 All payments will be issued with a receipt and the delegate is liable to pay any necessary taxes and service fees where applicable.

7.5 Once a delegate booking is complete, no future promotional offers can be used in conjunction with the original booking.

7.6 This clause does not invalidate the delegates obligation under clause 6.

  1. Postponement, abandonment or speaker cancellation

8.1 To the fullest extent permitted by law the Company shall not have any claim against the Organizer in respect of any loss or damage consequent upon the failure for whatever reason to hold any part of the Event or of the venue at which the Event is scheduled to take place becoming wholly or partially unavailable for the holding of the Event.

If by rearrangement or postponement of the period of the Event, or by substitution of another venue for the holding of the Event, or any other reasonable manner, the Event can take place, the contract between the Organizer and the Company shall remain in force.

8.2 If the Organizer has to alter the content or timing of the Conference Programme or the identity of any speakers, for any reason whatsoever; the organizer is not liable to refund delegate fees or pay for additional costs incurred by delegates attending Women In Technology Series Online Festival 2020

  1. Insurance

9.1 The Organizer is not responsible for the safety of any property of the Company or Delegate, or for its loss, damage or destruction or for any loss or damage sustained by the Company or the Delegate, in each case for any reason whatsoever. No responsibility can be accepted by the Organizer’s for any consequences arising from postponement or abandonment of the Event. The Company should take out its own insurance to cover all liabilities and risks as well as non-attendance by the delegate for whatever reason.

 

  1. Fire Precautions

10.1 The Company and the Delegate must comply with any reasonable instructions given by the venue or any other authority regarding fire precautions.

  1. Information and Copyright

11.1 Information supplied by the Organizer’s in relation to any event is accurate to the best of their knowledge and belief, but shall not constitute any warranty or representation by the Organizer’s and any inaccuracy or mistake in such information or omission from it shall not entitle the Company to cancel its booking.

11.2 Unless stated otherwise, all information and data relating to the Event, which is supplied by the Organizer’s to the Delegate, is for use by that Delegate only, is the copyright of the Organizer’s and cannot be passed on to any third party for any purpose.

  1. Exclusion

12.1 The Organizer’s reserve the right to exclude or remove from the Event any person whose presence, in the opinion of the Organizer’s, is or is likely to be undesirable or may put the safety and wellbeing of the other delegates or staff at risk.

  1. Data Protection

13.1 We’d like to send you information on other events and Ascend Global Media services that are relevant to you. Submitting your details tells us that you’re OK with this and you also agree to our privacy and cookie policy. Furthermore, you agree to allow the Organiser to pass your contact information onto selected sponsors of the event for purposes of contacting you for matters relating to the event. You can opt-out of these communications at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link on the footer of our emails or by emailing patrick@ascendglobalmedia.com

 

  1. Ascend - The Professional Community for Women In Tech

14.1 We encourage debate and the sharing of information between our users on the Ascend networking platform.

14.2 You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete. You must inform us immediately of any changes to the information that you provided when registering by updating your personal details so that we can communicate with you effectively.

14.3 When you register to the Women in Technology Online Festival you will be asked to create a password. To prevent fraud, you must keep this password confidential and must not disclose it or share it with anyone. If you know or suspect that someone else knows your password you should notify us by contacting the Women in Technology Online Festival support@ascendglobalmedia.com

14.4 If we have reason to believe that there is likely to be a breach of security or misuse of our forum, we may require you to change your password or we may suspend your account.

14.5 You may not use any of our communication systems for any illegal purpose and in particular, you will not:

  • Post or transmit material that infringes the intellectual property rights or other rights of others or post or transmit any material that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person as determined by us in our sole discretion
  • Post or transmit advertisements for or solicitations of business
  • After receiving a warning, continue to disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post or transmit comments that are not related to the topic being discussed
  • Post or transmit chain letters or pyramid schemes
  • Impersonate another person
  • Disguise the IP address of the connection used to post any message
  • Post or transmit any files containing viruses or other harmful computer code
  • Harvest or otherwise collect or use information about others, including email addresses, without their explicit consent
  • Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments or for communicating with other users
  • Post the same note more than once or “spam”
  • Engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying these areas of our site, or which, in our judgment, exposes us to any liability or detriment of any type
  • Intentionally make false or misleading statements about investments, their price or their prospects. If you do, you may be committing a criminal offence
  • Post either intentionally or otherwise, any material that could have the effect of manipulating the market value of any investment. This may be a criminal offence
  • Give investment advice by way of business or make financial promotions

14.6 Please note that any posting of information on our platforms is the opinion of the person posting only and in no way reflects the opinions or attitudes of the Organiser. We operate an open forum and sometimes messages are posted that are misleading, deceptive, or incorrect. You should not rely on information being accurate or complete. If you do, you do so at your own risk.

14.7 We don't commit to monitor the use of the chat forums or our communications systems; we rely on you to inform us if you spot any abuse or inappropriate behaviour, in which case we will review specific postings. If you feel you have been threatened, damaged or abused in our chat forums or via our communications systems that we operate or if you believe any infringement of your rights may have occurred through our site please contact us.

14.8 We reserve the right (but we are not obliged) to do any or all of the following:

  • Record the communications in chat forums and communications systems
  • Investigate a claim where communication does not conform to the terms of this clause and determine in our sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s)
  • Remove without notice communications which are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms
  • Terminate a user's access to post messages to any or all of these areas
  • Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in these areas
  • Edit or remove any communication(s) posted on our website, regardless of whether such communication(s) breaches these Terms

14.9 If you disagree with a decision of a member (e.g. comment flagged as inappropriate), you should appeal by contacting the Ascend administrators. Any decision we make to remove or request the removal of any communication or to terminate or suspend the posting privileges of any member shall be final and binding. The termination or suspension of posting privileges shall apply to any and all user accounts that may have been used by that person, whether or not opened by that person.

  1. Company statement

Our platforms are dedicated to providing a 'safe place' for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment of any members of our platforms and participants in our virtual and live events in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any business community or conference, including talks, workshops, Twitter and other online media. Members and conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the platform or conference without a refund at the discretion of Ascend Global Media.

 

At Ascend Global Media we are an inclusive community. All members, attendees of our virtual and live events, speakers, sponsors and volunteers are required to agree with the following. In being part of our community you should always conduct yourself professionally. Be kind, respectful, inclusive to all members. You must respect everyone’s privacy, you must choose your words carefully, you must be sensible.

All speakers should submit a draft and final presentation, failure to do so may mean expulsion from our platform.

Nobody should ever feel excluded based on their race, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, age, sexual orientation, religion, disability or medical condition. 

Should anyone violate our code of conduct or anything noted above, Ascend Global Media will immediately – and permanently – remove you as a member of our community or a participant in our virtual/live events. We operate a zero tolerance policy.

I consent and agree to this statement and understand that any behaviour or action that contradicts this statement will result in my removal.