The following Booking Terms and Conditions shall exclusively apply, save as varied by express agreements accepted in writing by both parties. All offers, acceptances or other covenants are solely governed by the conditions expressed herein and any different terms proposed by you are objected to and will not be binding unless assented to in writing by us.
You can book online, per mail, facsimile, email or by phone. Your booking will only become effective after having been confirmed by us in writing within five working days after submittal. If you have not heard from us within five working days after making your booking, please contact us on +49 2203 / 1045–5900
If our conferences are fully booked, we will inform you that we have placed you on a waiting list and will contact you if a space becomes available. We will not process your payment unless your place is confirmed or you have advised us of another date that you wish to attend.
Full payment is required within 15 working days following our booking confirmation via credit card or PayPal. If we do not receive payment within that stated time period we reserve the right to cancel your booking and to refuse your attendance to the conference and (where applicable) clear your bookings for accommodation. Please be informed that we charge a late payment surcharge of 8% above the German Base Rate for all payments made less than two weeks prior to the conference. We retain the right to prove higher damages and consequently allow you to verify that the delay of payment caused no or little damage only. We reserve the right, by giving notice to you at any time before the start of the conference to increase the price of the conference and/or (if applicable) for the accommodation to reflect increases in our costs which are due to effects beyond our control (such as foreign exchange fluctuation, currency regulations, alteration of duties, significant increases in the costs of materials or other costs of services). Payment shall be effective by interbank payment transaction only. Cash payments, cheques or bills of exchange will not be considered as fulfilment of the payment obligation and are sent to us at your own risk.
Please note that in case of cancellations on your side the full conference fee and (where applicable) expenses for travel or accommodation will be forfeited. You are, however, welcome to send a colleague in your place at no additional costs. We retain the right to cancellations for reasons beyond our control such as governmental restrictions, natural disasters, strikes but also technical and/or mechanical problems, in cases of speakers’ incapability or in cases of lack of attendance. In these cases you will receive a reimbursement of your booking payments. Additional costs, in particular travel expenses, will only be reimbursed in cases of gross negligent or intentional action on our side.
SET OFF, RIGHT OF RETENTION
You may set off your claims against our receivables once we have accepted your claims in writing or after having obtained a respective court judgement. You may exercise your right to retention insofar, as your claims are based on the same contractual relationship.
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY PROTECTION
All intellectual property rights (among others, copyrights, database rights, trademarks, trade names, domain names, rights in logos, get-up and content, inventions, trade secrets, know-how, patent rights, ancillary rights, all rights in computer software and data, whether or not registered), including the rights in the content and design of this website and any material emailed or sent to you or otherwise supplied to you in conjunction with our conferences and/or services are our sole property. You may not use or reproduce any such material including any trademarks, trade names or other intellectual property rights unless having obtained our prior written permission.
NO WARRANTY, DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY, INDEMNITY
All our conferences are prepared and conducted by qualified speakers. We do not assume any liability for the quality, accuracy and completeness of any information given, whether orally or in the conference material including this website and the material presented at the conference.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
This site may contain links and pointers to internet sites maintained by third parties. We do not operate or control in any respect any information, products or services on such third party sites. The links are provided solely for your convenience and do not constitute any endorsement by us. You assume sole responsibility for use of third party links and pointers.
We reserve the right to change these terms at our sole discretion. When our terms are changed we will notify you by email or by publishing details of our changes by including them in these terms. If any provision of these terms is held to be invalid, we shall amend the invalid provision in such reasonable manner as achieves the intention of the parties without illegality or, at our sole discretion, may sever this provision from these terms and the remaining provisions shall nevertheless remain in full force and effect.
GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany with exclusion of its references to international private law and CISG. You agree that the courts of the Federal Republic of Germany shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under or in connection with these or the legal relationship established by them. Sole Venue shall be in Europe.
We may collect personally identifiable information in a variety of ways, for example in the course of online bookings or at other instances where you may be invited to volunteer such information. We will use personally identifiable information to contact you per mail, phone or online regarding our services and events and for marketing, advertising and sale efforts. We may disclose personally identifiable information to trusted affiliates, independent contractors and business partners who will use the information for the purposes outlined before. We may disclose aggregate, anonymous data to investors and potential partners. Finally, we may transfer information collected from you in connection with a sale of our business. As far as any data are transferred to third parties outside the EU we will care for equivalent security measures. Please note that information submitted to us via the internet can at no time be fully secured. You may withdraw your permission to use your personal data at any time by giving us notice at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +49 2203 / 1045-5900