TERMS AND CONDITIONS 2019
This document sets out the terms and conditions between VMS Accelerators (“VMSA”) and you when you purchase a ticket or register for any event or conference organised by VMSA or participate in any survey of VMSA’s.
By purchasing a ticket or registering for an event or conference organized by VMSA or participating in a survey you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions. You should read this document carefully. VMSA reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any amended terms and conditions will be posted to this website.
VMSA Live and VMSA Studio are being organized by VMS Accelerators, Inc. (“VMSA”), a United States based S-Corporation, which is in the main business of organizing conferences, training, consulting and producing content.
Declaration of Consent
I hereby give my consent for VMSA (and its subsidiaries) to collect, process and use my personal data for the purposes of processing the purchase of my ticket and for any other use to which I have consented.
This information will be used for the purposes of processing ticket sales and compiling attendee lists which will be published on our websites and across any relevant online portals, websites or platforms, and circulated by email to our email database, which includes all past and current attendees. If you do not wish your name, job title, photograph, and company name to appear on the attendee list please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- PURCHASING TICKETS
I hereby give my consent for the mandatory and voluntary data collected from me in the course of purchasing and or registering for tickets sold by VMSA (and subsidiaries). I further give my permission for my user account details to be stored.
I acknowledge that I may provide VMSA a reasonable timeframe to remove my details at any time that I no longer wish them to be stored. I acknowledge and accept that my data will be used for commercial purposes in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent and will be retained and stored for this purpose. Should you wish your data to be removed you must request VMSA to do so in writing. Requests will be processed within thirty (30) days. Requests can be emailed to email@example.com.
- ONLINE SURVEYS
I hereby give my consent for VMSA to store any voluntary information I may provide in the course of participating in an online survey. I acknowledge and accept that my data will be used for commercial purposes in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent and will be retained and stored for this purpose.
- TICKET REGISTRATION
I hereby give my consent for VMSA to use for the purposes of processing complimentary or otherwise ticket registration the mandatory data and any voluntary data I provide when registering a complimentary admission ticket. I further give my consent for the voluntary data provided. I acknowledge and accept that my data will be used for commercial purposes in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent and will be retained and stored for this purpose.
- EVENT INFORMATION
I acknowledge that VMSA will not provide transport or travel expenses to or from any event or conference.
I acknowledge that VMSA will consider but not guarantee requests for sponsorship changes at any event or conference.
I acknowledge that all hotel reservation details including (but not limited to) room rate, taxes, resort fees, deposits, cancellation policies, early departure fees, double occupancy fees, incidental room charges, etc. are coordinated between the meeting attendee and the hotel directly.
I acknowledge that VMSA will have access to hotel housing lists that may include personal information provided when making hotel reservations.
- USE OF PERSONAL DATA FOR ADVERTISING PURPOSES
VMSA will not sell your name, address, e-mail address, credit card information or personal information to any third party without your permission. I hereby give my consent for VMSA (and subsidiaries) to store the following types of data as a profile for internal purposes:
- Mandatory and voluntary data collected when purchasing tickets.
- Voluntary disclosures when participating in online surveys.
- If I have opted-in to receive email communication about related events I give consent for VMSA or subsidiary companies to analyse and use the data for the purpose of targeted advertising communications to me on relevant topics and products in connection with VMSA or subsidiary events and promotions.
- If I have provided my mobile telephone number I consent to VMSA or subsidiary companies to contact me by SMS in relation to events for which I am purchasing a ticket or registering an expression of interest.
- I furthermore consent to the mathematical and statistical analysis of my personal data for advertising purposes (scoring). However, my e-mail address may be used for advertising purposes only with my express consent.
- I also give my consent for my data to be updated and supplemented with additional data.
Accordingly, I give my consent for VMSA (and subsidiaries) to collect data relating to me personally from public domain sources and to store these along with my personal data that are already under the control of VMSA (and subsidiaries). I give my consent for VMSA (and subsidiaries) to analyse this newly collected data together with the data already under their control and to use the same for the purpose of targeted advertising communications to me on relevant topics and products in connection with trade fairs and/or exhibitors of interest.
When personal information (e.g. name, title, company, e-mail address, work address, phone numbers and other contact information) is provided through the VMSA website or directly to us by e-mail you give consent to VMSA for:
- Processing and administering your personal data to perform all necessary actions to give effect to your request or instructions
- Retaining a record of incoming and outgoing communications (e.g. email) to process your personal data as outlined in this Privacy Statement.
Photography, audio and video release
By submitting your registration for a conference, you grant permission to VMSA to use photographs, video and audio recordings from the event(s) for event documentation, media coverage and promotion of professional development. Photographs may be used on VMSA’s website, social media or in other printed or digital publications without further consideration. You acknowledge VMSA’s right to crop or treat the photograph at its discretion. You also understand that once an image is posted on the internet, the image can be downloaded by any computer. Therefore, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless VMSA from any claims.
VMSA may also collect the following information about you:
- Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site.
- Name and physical shipping, contact and payment addresses.
- Email address and telephone numbers
- Credit card, debit card or bank information.
- Date of birth
- Tax identification or VAT number (if applicable)
If you contact us we may keep a record of that correspondence.
Information we receive from credit reference and fraud detection agencies or other third parties we may use to verify your information. We may ask you to complete surveys for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them. Your personal preferences related to events and information that you share with us with your consent via third parties such as Facebook correspondence, testimonials, photos, blogs, writings, customer satisfaction surveys or customer service communications that you may send us.
Right of Access
You have a right to be given a copy of any of your personal data held by VMSA in accordance with section 4 of the Data Protection Acts subject to certain exceptions. Requests for a copy of your personal data can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right of rectification or erasure
If VMSA holds incorrect information about you which was originally submitted by you through this website, you have the right to have the data amended. Further, you have the right to have any information you have sent to us via this website erased. To request your right to rectification and/or erasure please send your request to email@example.com. Requests should include:
Your name and address. A description of the specific personal data you wish rectified. Please note that VMSA is not required to rectify or erase your data where doing so would prevent you from meeting your contractual obligations to VMSA or where VMSA is required to process (including retaining) your personal data for a lawful purpose in accordance with the Data Protection Acts. In the event of any conflict between these terms and the provisions of the Data Protection Acts, the Data Protection Acts shall prevail.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, VMSA cannot guarantee its absolute security and cannot accept any liability where the security of your Personal Information is compromised. The security of your personal information is important to us. When you enter sensitive information (such as credit card number) on our registration or order forms, we encrypt that information using secure socket layer technology (SSL).
Changes to this Policy
VMSA reserves the right to modify this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent at any time. This updated version of terms and conditions for VMSA is applicable from October 6, 2017.
Refund and Cancellation Policy
All purchases of tickets for conferences and events are non-refundable in their entirety. Your ticket remains the property of VMSA and is a personal revocable license, which may be withdrawn, and admission refused at any time upon a refund of the printed registration price.
In the unlikely event of cancellation of a conference or event the liability of VMSA is limited to the share of paid registration fees that remains after credit card and payment processing fees have been incurred and deducted.
It is strictly forbidden for any company, organization or attendee to attempt to host or organise any event in conjunction with, contiguous to or purporting to be related to VMSA Live and/or VMSA Studio without the express prior permission and co-operation of VMSA. In the event of breach of these terms any tickets purchased by the organiser and their affiliates will be rendered null and void. VMSA reserves their right to take such legal action including a claim for damages as may be appropriate.
The tickets purchased are for your own personal use or that of your business only and may not be re-sold or transferred for commercial gain under any circumstances, including but not limited to use as part of any promotion or competition. Where there has been any re-sale or attempted re-sale of any tickets (or any other breach of this term), we reserve the right to cancel the relevant tickets with immediate effect.
We reserve the right to cancel any ticket purchase made by any person or body whom we reasonably believe to be associated with any ticket broker or tout.
VMSA reserves the right to refuse admission to any event or conference for any behaviour, which it deems unacceptable, or for breach of the terms and conditions. VMSA will not be responsible for any tickets that are lost or stolen. The unauthorised use of photographic and recording equipment at events and conferences is prohibited.
VMSA and its subsidiaries will not be liable for any loss injury or damage to any person or property howsoever caused (save for death or personal injury as a result of VMSA’s negligence or for any other type of liability that cannot by law be excluded or limited.)
VMSA will not be liable for the granting of any VISAs that are required to attend any event or conference. In the event that an attendee’s VISA is not granted tickets will not be refunded for any event or conference.
If an individual purchases an incorrect ticket, VMSA will allow the purchase price to be credited to a different ticket type.
Name and Ticket-type changes (to another ClubVMSA member within the same company) will be facilitated free of charge up to 90 days prior to the commencement of the event. Within 90 days of the commencement of the event the following handling charges will apply; A handling charge of $150 will apply for a name or ticket-type change within 90 days of the commencement of the event. The handling charge will be increased to $300 for a name or ticket-type change within 30 days of the event. No name changes will be facilitated 7 days prior to the commencement of the event and the ticket price will be forfeited.
If you have been selected to volunteer at the event but have already bought a ticket, you are not eligible for a refund.
For questions about registration or assistance with any registration problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The consumer is also referred to the VMSA Complaints Policy. Any Refund processed will be subject to a US $ 10 transaction charge plus credit card and registration processing fees.
EVENT CANCELLATION, POSTPONEMENT & SUBSTITUTION POLICY
VMSA is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration, cancellation or postponement of an event. VMSA shall assume no liability whatsoever in the circumstances that an event is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of an event impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labour strike, extreme weather or other emergency.
Please note that while speakers and topics are confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organisers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such,VMSA reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary without any liability to you whatsoever. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible.
Once a successful purchase transaction has been completed, tickets are delivered in electronic soft-copy via email to the email address nominated by the purchaser. For some ticket types it may be necessary to complete required information – such as attendee name – before the tickets can be issued. The ticket acts as a receipt for the transaction and can be used to redeem entry at the event listed on the ticket. A printed hard-copy ticket or an electronic soft-copy ticket detailing the reference number can be used to register at the event.
- VMSA shall be entitled to delegate the duties provision of its obligations under this Agreement.
- No other terms shall apply to this Agreement and these terms contain the entire agreement and understanding between us in respect of all matters which are referred to herein and supersede any prior, written or oral agreement between us relating to such matters. You confirm that in agreeing to accept these terms you have not relied on any representation that is not expressly included herein and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a part of these terms. However, nothing in these terms purport to exclude liability for any fraudulent statement or act.
- If any part of the terms herein shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the terms.
You agree not to:
1 Use the Website (or any part of it) for any illegal purpose and agree to use it in accordance with all relevant laws;
2 Upload or transmit through the Website (i) any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else;
3 Use the Website in a manner which (i) may cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer or (ii) any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; (iii) that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired or (iv) violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy) of the Website;
4 Create or publish a hypertext link to any part of the Website or attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component;
5 Copy or distribute any part of the Website in any medium without our prior written consent; and
6 Alter or modify any part of the Website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the Website for its intended use.
We reserve the right to:
Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of it) with or without notice to you.
Change these Terms from time to time. Your continued use of the website (or any part of it) following such change shall be subject to and including the changes made to the terms from time to time.
Monitor any activity and content associated with the Website.
We may investigate any reported violation of these Terms to confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms then you must immediately stop using the Website; and/ or complaints relating to the Website and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials from the Website).
Limitation of Liability
Whilst we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the website, we make no warranties, whether express or implied in relation to its accuracy. The Website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your information and personal use only without any representation or endorsement. Unless specified in separate terms and conditions relating to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the Website, or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads) including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of the Website and any information provided to or taken from the Website by you.
You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the terms by you or any other liabilities incurred by us arising out of your use of the website, or use by any other person accessing the website using your pc or internet access account.
Intellectual Property and Right to Use
You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content contained within the Website shall remain at all times owned by us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us. We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the Website and the content in the Website.