TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Terms and Conditions were last updated on 26 August 2020.
The Financial Modelling Summit (the “Event”) and www.financialmodellingsummit.com (the “Website”) is operated and managed by DATEL Productions Limited (DATEL) (a limited company incorporated in England and Wales (no. 10106893) with a registered address at 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England, SW1W 9SH), Gridlines (no. 11085581 with a registered address at 15 Pinfold Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7NY, United Kingdom) and Financial Modelling Podcast (no. 11085581 with a registered address at 15 Pinfold Lane, Whitefield, Manchester, M45 7NY, United Kingdom) (the “Organisers”).
1.2 “Event Participant” is anyone, attending the event in any shape or form, including but not limited to event attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, media and press representatives, or guest speakers.
1.3 “Event Partner” is anyone who has entered a collaboration agreement with the Organisers prior to the beginning of the Event, including but not limited to Exhibitors, Sponsors, Media Partners, Guest Speakers, Technical contractors, Supporting Partners.
1.4 "Digital Products" refers to video recordings and online learning content hosted and/or available for download via the Event Website from 1 September 2020.
1.5 The Event is taking place online on www.financialmodellingsummit.com (the “Website”) via a virtual Events platform, vFairs LLC (the “Platform”).
1.6 The Event is taking place on 18 June 2020 with 30-day on demand access to the Event platform for all Event Participants, registered for the full conference access.
1.7 The Event content will be available for download as a Digital Product for a fee online on the Website from 1 September 2020.
2. EVENT REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
2.1 All Event Participant applications to register are subject to availability.
2.2 All Event Participant login details, issued for use at the Event, are valid for named Event Participant only and cannot be transferred to another person.
2.3 In response to the current global Covid-19 crisis, we want to ensure maximum global accessibility of the summit. We will therefore offer places on a "pay what you can" basis. If you are between positions or a student, we suggest $20. If you are a private sector finance professional, we suggest $150. For public sector and not for profit, we suggest $50. However, as the name suggests, if these amounts are too much for you, pay what you can.
3. EVENT REFUNDS
3.1 Should the Event be cancelled for any reason other than in the ‘Force Majeure’ event, described in clause 12, Event Participants will receive full refunds, following the Event cancellation announcement.
3.2 The Organisers will only refund the cost of a booking if one is unable to attend due to 1 of the following reasons, affecting the Event Participant or an immediate member of their family: an injury, illness or death; vehicle theft; home burglary or fire; court appearance or work relocation one is unaware of at the time of the booking.
3.3 To apply for a refund, Event Participant(s) will need to submit a refund application form alongside evidence of the extenuating circumstances that prevent them from attending the Event at the scheduled time and place.
4. EVENT PLATFORM ACCESS
4.1 The Event Participant shall not access, store, distribute or transmit any viruses, or any other material while being logged into the Event Platform that:
4.1.1 is unlawful, harmful, threatening, obscene, infringing, harassing or discriminatory;
4.1.2 facilitates any illegal activity;
4.1.3 promotes violence of any kind;
4.1.4 is discriminatory based on race, colour, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability; or
4.1.5 is otherwise illegal or causes damage or injury to any person or property; and the Organisers reserve the right, without liability or prejudice to its other rights to the Event Participant, to disable the Event Participant’s access to the Event Platform.
4.2 The Customer shall not, except as may be allowed by any applicable law which is incapable of exclusion by agreement between the parties and except to the extent expressly permitted under these terms:
4.2.1 attempt to copy, modify, duplicate, create derivative works from, frame, mirror, republish, download, display, transmit, or distribute all or any portion of the Event Platform (as applicable) in any form or media or by any means; or
4.2.2 attempt to de-compile, reverse compile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise reduce to human-perceivable form all or any part of the Event Platform’s software; or
4.2.3 use the Event Platform to provide services to third parties; or
4.2.4 license, sell, rent, lease, transfer, assign, distribute or otherwise commercially exploit the Event Platform except as permitted under the Agreement.
4.2.6 attempt to obtain, or assist third parties in obtaining, access to the Services and/or Documentation, other than as provided under this clause 3; and
4.3 The Customer shall use all reasonable endeavours to prevent any unauthorised access to, or use of, the Event Platform and, in the event of any such unauthorised access or use, promptly notify the Organisers.
4.4 The rights provided under this clause 4 are granted to the Event Participant only, and shall not be considered granted to any subsidiary or holding company of the Event Participant.
5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS
5.1. The Event Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Event Platform and/or its licensors own all intellectual property rights in the Services, Software and the Documentation of vFairs LLC. Except as expressly stated herein, the Event Participant is not granted any rights to, under or in, any patents, copyright, database right, trade secrets, trade names, trademarks (whether registered or unregistered), or any other rights or licences in respect of the Event Platform.
5.2 All licenses granted to the Event Participant are conditional on the Event Participant’s continued compliance with these terms and will immediately and automatically terminate if the Event Participant does not comply with any term or condition of this Agreement. During and after the Subscription Term, the Event Participant will not assert, nor will the Event Participant authorize, assist, or encourage any third party to assert, against the Organisers or any of the Event Platform’s affiliates, customers, vendors, business partners, or licensors, any patent infringement or other intellectual property infringement claim regarding any Services, Software or Documentation. The Event Participant is not allowed to use vFairs LLC’s trademarks without prior written consent from the Event Platform.
5.3 The Event Platform confirms that it has all the rights in relation to the Services and the Documentation that are necessary to deliver the Event.
6. DATA SHARING
6.1 By visiting a Sponsor/Exhibitor virtual booth during the Event, Event Participants agree to provide their name and contact details to the specific individual/company. The Event Participant agrees to be contacted by the Exhibitor/Sponsor in relation to product and/or service marketing, promotion, or any discussion.
6.2 By logging into the Event Platform on the day of the Event, all Event Participants agree to provide their name and contact details to the Organisers. This data is used only to evaluate attendance levels at the event.
7. SESSION RECORDING
7.1 All Guest Speaker sessions will be recorded to allow 30 day access to all Event Participants, who have purchased full Conference access. By accepting these terms, every Event Participant authorises such photography and recording and permits the Organiser to use the Event Participant’s picture, video and/or voice for promotional and/or archival purposes, without liability, compensation or credit to the Event Participant.
7.2 Full Event content, including all Guest Speaker sessions will be offered as a Digital Product package on the Event Website from 1 September 2020 for a fixed fee.
8. EVENT PARTNERS
8.1 Event Partners agree not to re-sell, sublet, or otherwise transfer the ownership of the virtual exhibitor space they have purchased without a prior written permission from the Organisers.
8.2 All fees, sent by the Organisers to the Event Partners are expressed to be inclusive of 20% VAT.
8.3 If any of the Event Partner package fees are not paid as per due date on their invoice, the Organisers may suspend provision of the Services and refuse Event Partner access to the Event Platform. Late payments are subject to 8% interest charge per month on the outstanding balance.
8.4 Event Partners agree not use, nor give access or right to any other person from their team to use any part of the Event Platform for:
8.4.1 any illegal or dangerous activities or for any other purpose that may harm the reputation and credibility of the Event, the Event partners and/or the Event Platform.
8.4.2 Any purpose, which based on our reasonable opinion, may be perceived as disturbing, noisy or annoying to the Organisers, the Event Participants, or the Event Platform providers on the day of the Event.
8.5 The Organisers may terminate the Event Partner participation if:
8.5.1 The Event Partner fails to comply with and perform all of the Contract terms and conditions, listed in clause 6.
8.5.2 The Event Partner becomes bankrupt or makes an arrangement or compromise with his creditors or, being a Company, enters into liquidation whether compulsory or voluntary.
8.8 The Event Partner is free to cancel their participation by giving written notice of his intention to withdraw from the Contract to the Organisers, subject to the payment of a percentage of the total contract price as follows:
8.8.1 50% if cancelled 1-3 months before the Event.
8.8.2 100% if cancelled 1 month or less before the Event.
8.7 The Organisers reserve the right to make changes in the floorplan of the Event or in the Event Partner’s virtual stand in case this is considered in their opinion to be in the best interest of the Event, including but not limited to altering the size, shape and/or position of the space, allocated to the Event Partner.
8.8 The Organisers require Event Partners to have public and employer liability to the value of £10 million each.
8.9 Event Partners agree to take all reasonable steps to make sure that all individuals and third parties, involved with or connected to the setup of the virtual Exhibitor booth, take precautions to abide by all exhibitor clauses, mentioned above.
9. DIGITAL PRODUCTS
9.1 By purchasing Digital Products through this site, you are agreeing to these terms and entering into a contract with the Organisers.
9.2 Payment: The Event content is available for purchase / download from 1 September 2020 for a fixed fee of $25.00 including VAT (if applicable).
9.3 Refund policy: Digital Product purchases / downloads represent a final sale and due to the nature of the items are NOT refundable. Should you consider your situation to be a special circumstance, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will review your individual request. In the event that a refund is issues, your Digital Products access will be revoked.
9.4 Delivery policy: Digital Products purchased through the Event Website are delivered via an order confirmation e-mail, containing a download link and a password. All recordings and presentation files, provided to the Organisers, from the Event will be available for download as soon as the password is entered. All video recordings are provided in a .mp4 format for you. Presenter files are provided in either .xlsx, .pdf, or .pptx format. If you need any support, viewing the files, please reach out to us.
9.5 Access rights: When you purchase / download any of our Digital Products, you are purchasing a non-transferable right to access the information. You may not publish or share the Digital Products or any login details, including but not limited to usernames and/or passwords, with anyone else. If you wish to purchase team/company-wide access, please reach out to email@example.com.
9.6 Copyright: When you purchase / download Digital Products, you are NOT buying the copyright to the product, but are buying the 'right' to use the product in a certain way. This is commonly referred to as “licensing” a product. The Organisers still own the copyright to the design and are licensing the use of that copyright to you for a fee. Because you are not purchasing the copyright to the items you download, you may NOT use them in any way that is not expressly permitted. For example, you may not copy, loan, give away, or sell the product to someone else, because the copyright remains the property of the Event Organisers.
9.7 Proprietary rights: All licenses granted to Digital Product customers are conditional on the customer’s continued compliance with these terms and will immediately and automatically terminate if the customer does not comply with any of the terms or conditions in this Agreement. During and after the Subscription Term, the Digital Product customer will not assert, nor will the Digital Product customer authorize, assist, or encourage any third party to assert, against the Organisers or any of the Organiser’s affiliates, customers, vendors, business partners, or licensors, any patent infringement or other intellectual property infringement claim regarding any Services, Software or Documentation. The Digital Product customer is not allowed to use the Event’s trademarks without prior written consent from the Organisers.
9.8 Back up: Please be sure to keep a backup copy of your files once purchased. The Event Organisers are not responsible for files lost, deleted or in any way damaged after download.
9.9 All opinions expressed in the videos are the presenters' own and may or may not represent the opinions of the Organisers. The Organisers take no responsibility for the implementation of any advice taken from the Event presenters in your own marketing or the outcomes of such implementation.
10.1 Each party (the Organisers and the Event Participant) agrees not to disclose any information, received from the other party that is defined as Confidential; or
10.2 Make any use of such Confidential Information other than for purpose that is approved in writing by the other party.
10.3 Each party may disclose Confidential Information received from the other to its responsible employees, sub-contractors or suppliers who need to receive such Confidential Information in order to perform their duties, associated with or linked to the delivery of the Event.
10.4 The confidentiality obligations in this clause do not apply to information, which subsequently becomes available to the general public other than due to a breach by the receiving party; or is already known by the receiving party before disclosure by the disclosing party; or the receiving party rightfully receives such Confidential Information from a third party, which has not restricted its use in writing.
10.5 Each party agrees to return and destroy all Confidential Information, received from the other Party at the end of the Event Period unless required for audit purposes, in which case the party, keeping the Confidential Information shall disclose the length such Confidential Information will be stored.
11.1 Neither the Organisers, nor its employees/contractors shall be liable for any claims, damages, and expenses directly arising from loss of data, provided that any such loss, damage or claim is not attributable in whole or in part to the negligence, willful misconduct or bad faith of the Organisers, its officers, directors, employees or agents.
11.2 In no event shall either the Organisers or the Event Participants be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental and consequential damages or lost profits arising out of or in any way connected to the use or inability to use the Event Platform and material or for any information, software, products and services provided through the Event Platform and/or the Event Website, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not either Party is advised of the possibility of such damages.
12. THIRD PARTY RIGHTS
A person who has not purchased tickets and/or Digital Products through the Organiser’s official Event website, has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce or enjoy the benefit of any term of these terms and conditions. This does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists, or is available, apart from that Act.
13. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION
These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
14. FORCE MAJEURE
Neither the Organisers, nor the Event Participant shall be in breach of these terms and conditions if such breach results from events, circumstances or causes beyond their reasonable control such as but not limited to flood, epidemic, terrorist attack, fire or failure of a utility service. In such case, the Organisers will not be responsible for any loss of business, loss of profits, damage or expense of whatever nature the Event Participant may suffer.
15. RIGHT OF REFUSAL
The Organisers reserve the right to refuse any registration application for the Event.
16. PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION
17. CONTACT US
If you have any questions about any of these Terms and Conditions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or via post on 123 Buckingham Palace Road, London, England, SW1W 9SH.