Terms and Conditions of Booking

 

Scope
The following General Terms and Conditions regulate the contractual relationship between the participants of the Global Solutions Summit (hereinafter referred to as “event”) and its organizing conference partner Verlag Der Tagesspiegel GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “conference partner”). They shall apply to events subject to a charge and free events; for the latter, the regulations that concern prices and methods of payment shall be excluded. Conflicting General Terms and Conditions shall not apply.

 1.    Registration/confirmation of registration

Registration is usually completed using the data form on the event website (online) unless other requirements apply to the relevant event (e.g., e-mail).  The registration shall become legally binding by virtue of our written confirmation.

 2.    Payment

The participation fee is understood to be per person and solely for the event date stated, plus statutory Value Added Tax. It includes (provided that this is scheduled in the programme) conference documents, meals and beverages. The conference partner reserves the right to replace advertised speakers with other speakers, and to undertake necessary changes to the event programme, while preserving the overall character of the event. If it becomes impossible to hold the event by virtue of force majeure, by reason of the absence of a speaker, by reason of malfunctions at the event location, or by virtue of too low a number of participants, the participants shall be informed without delay. Cancellation by reason of too low a number of participants shall be announced no later than 1 week prior to the event. In these cases, the event fee shall be reimbursed. All claims to compensation for travel and overnight accommodation costs and loss of working hours are excluded, unless such costs have been incurred by virtue of grossly negligent or culpably intentional behaviour by the conference partner. In the event of the occurrence of disruptions to services, the conference partner undertakes to take all reasonable measures to contribute to rectifying or restricting the disruption. Moreover, registration for an event by a participant entitles the conference partner to send thematically-related trial subscriptions free of cost, such as digital issues of the Tagesspiegel or an electronic newsletter. These can be revoked at any time.

 3.    Due date and payment, arrears, offset

The participation fee is due on receipt of invoice. If the participant falls into arrears, the conference partner is entitled to charge interest on arrears to the amount of 5% above base lending rate p.a. (Section 247 (1), Section 288 (1) German Civil Code). If the conference partner proves that a higher rate of damages has been caused by default, it is entitled to assert these damages. Similarly, the participant is entitled to submit evidence that a loss did not occur or was substantially lower than that asserted by the conference partner. Payment is made at the option of the purchaser by direct debit, by invoice or by credit card. The conference partner reserves the right in individual cases to exclude certain payment methods. Payment by cash or cheque is not possible; in the case of loss, the conference partner accepts no liability. The participant may offset only legally enforceable claims or claims acknowledged in writing by the conference partner. In exercising a right of retention, the participant is entitled only to the extent that their counter-claim is based on the same contractual relationship.

 

4.    Use of Data

The conference partner transfers the data to partners and subcontractors of the Global Solutions Summit, which use this data for accounting purposes. Interested parties, who do not agree to the use of their data as described, are excluded from participating in the application procedure.

 5.    Copyright

All conference documents at the Global Solutions Summit are protected by copyright. The participants are exclusively granted a simple, non-assignable right of use for their personal use. Participants and third parties are not permitted to modify the contents or editorial content of the conference documents, or to use modified versions of the documents, to copy them for third parties, to publish or transmit them, to use them on the Internet or on other networks, for remuneration or free of charge, to imitate or sell them, or to use them for commercial purposes, even in the case of extracts. No copyright notices, identification markings or trade marks may be removed.

 6.    Liability

The events are carefully prepared and delivered by qualified speakers. The conference partner accepts no liability for topicality, accuracy and completeness with respect to the speeches, the conference documents or the implementation of the event. 

 7.    Film and photographic recording

The conference partner records the events. In addition to the production of a written report on the event, photos are taken and films recorded. The participants are informed of this separately in the confirmation of their registration. Participants declare that they agree to photographic and film recordings being made during the events. They agree to the use, unrestricted in terms of time or space, of these recordings by the conference partner or third parties, who have been granted the relevant rights of use by the conference partner.

 8.    Applicable law, court of jurisdiction and place of performance

The applicable law is German law, to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. To the maximum extent permitted by the applicable law, Berlin is agreed as the place of performance and court of jurisdiction.

 9.    Right of revocation for consumers

Participants, who cannot attribute their registration either to their commercial or to their independent professional activity (Section 13 German Civil Code), have the right to revoke their registration in writing, without giving reasons, within 14 days of receipt of the confirmation of registration. Cancellation fees shall not be levied. To meet the submission period, the timely dispatch of the revocation to the following address shall suffice:Verlag Der Tagesspiegel GmbH, Askanischer Platz 3, 10963 Berlin.This right of revocation expires prematurely if the event booked has taken place and the participant has participated therein.