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Terms and Conditions
MEED Media FZ LLC Terms & Conditions
As a registered delegate your name and contact details will be placed on the attendee list which will be passed to sponsoring companies and to all attendees (on a search facility on our website accessible only by a password) for them to see who else is at the conference for the purpose of networking and meetings. If you do not wish your details to be included on the delegate list please contact us in writing.
By entering your details, you agree to allow MEED Media FZ LLC, Emap Ltd and companies associated with this event to contact you (by mail, email, telephone, SMS or fax) regarding their services. If you do not wish to receive mailings from other carefully selected companies please contact us in writing.
As a registered delegate your name and contact details will be placed on the attendee list which will be passed to sponsoring companies and to all attendees via our online search facility on our website (accessible only by a password) for them to see who else is at the conference for the purpose of networking and meetings.
Early Bird Rate
In order to qualify for any of the early bird rates your booking and payment must be received before the deadline date listed. To avoid missing this, we recommend securing payment with a credit card on registration.
For accommodation details please view the Accommodation page. Accommodation is limited, please book as soon as possible.
To help us ensure that all delegates attending the conference are able to participate fully, please let us know about any requirements you have by contacting the customer service team using the details on the Contact Us page.
We always provide vegetarian options at our conferences, but please inform us if you need us to cater for any other dietary requirements.
The conference fee covers entrance to all sessions, conference documentation, coffee/refreshment breaks, lunch and evening reception. MEED Media FZ LLC reserves the right to make alterations to the conferences programme, venue and timings at any time.
Conference Delegates Terms and Conditions
BOOKING/PURCHASING TERMS & CONDITIONS
1.1 The conference is organised and managed by MEED Media FZ-LLC (trade license number 18693), a company incorporated as a Free Zone Company with Limited Liability pursuant to the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Private Companies Regulations 2003 issued under Law No. 1 of 2000 of the Emirate of Dubai (as amended), whose registered office is PO Box 25960, 20th Floor, Al Thuraya Tower 1, Dubai Media City, Dubai, UAE.
1.2 References to “us” means MEED MEDIA FZ LLC and references to “we” and “our” shall be construed accordingly. Reference to “you” means the entity completing a booking request and references to “your” shall be construed accordingly.
1.3 All applications to register for the conference, and all orders to purchase the relevant documentation pack, are made subject to these Terms & Conditions (which shall apply to the exclusion of any terms imposed by you).
1.4 You acknowledge and accept that we have the right to publicly announce our business relationship with you which shall include but not be limited to announcements on social media. Such announcements shall not be disparaging or otherwise adverse to your business.
2.1 All applications to register for the conference are subject to availability and you making full payment.
2.2 Confirmation (or rejection) of your booking will be sent to you by post within five (5) working days of our receipt of your booking request.
2.3 Delegate passes issued for use at the conference are valid for named attendee only and, subject to clause 4.2 below, cannot be transferred. You may be asked for photographic ID during the conference. If you are unable to provide identification which matches your delegate pass you may be asked to leave the conference.
3. PRICES AND PAYMENT
3.1 Our prices for attending the conference, and for purchasing the documentation pack for the conference, are set out on the relevant registration booking form or the relevant purchase order form or can otherwise be obtained from us upon request or from our website. Prices may be subject to change from time to time.
3.2 If your booking has been confirmed an invoice will be sent to you within ten (10) working days setting out the relevant payment instructions and terms. Payment is due immediately on receipt of this invoice.
3.3 If you apply to register for the conference less than two (2) weeks before the date of the conference we will only accept payment by a credit card, unless we expressly agree otherwise in writing. If for any reason we have not received payment in full by the date of the conference you (or the attending delegate) will be asked as a condition of being allowed to attend the conference to provide payment by credit card on the day of the conference. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if payment is not made.
3.4 You acknowledge and accept that If payment is not made in accordance with this Clause 3, interest on the overdue balances (including any period after the date of any judgment or decree against the Customer), and late payment fees, fall due and payable and are calculated upon the basis set out in the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 (as amended).
4. CHANGES TO THE CONFERENCE AND CANCELLATIONS
4.1 It may be necessary for reasons beyond our reasonable control to alter the advertised content, timing and/or location of the conference or the advertised speakers. We reserve the right to do this at any time. Where we alter the time and/or location of the conference, we will provide you with notice of the same and will offer you the choice of either a credit for a future event of your choice (up to the value of sums paid by you in respect of the conference) or the opportunity to attend the conference as varied.
4.2 If you are unable to attend the conference we welcome substitute delegates attending in your place at no extra cost provided that we have at least 2 days prior notice of the name of your proposed substitute and have received payment in full. Please notify us of any substitutions by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4.3 No refunds will be given in respect of non-attendance.
4.4 We shall not be liable to you for travel, accommodation or other costs and expenses incurred (included wasted costs and expenses) if we are required to cancel or relocate the conference as a result of an event outside our control (including, without limitation, to acts of God, floods, lightning, storm, fire, explosion, war, military operations, acts of terrorism or threats of any such acts, any strike action, lock-outs or other industrial action and a pandemic, epidemic or other widespread illness).
4.5 Cancellation fee will be applicable in Cancellation request. Cancellation request received 30 days before the event date will be liable to receive 20% of the delegate fee. Cancellation request received less than 30 days before the even date will be liable to pay 100% delegate fee and or will not be liable to any kind of refund. All substitutions and cancellations must be sent in writing to email@example.com and a confirmation received by return from MEED customer service in writing, otherwise liability for the full fee remains.
5.1 All rights in all presentations, documentation and materials published or otherwise made available as part of the conference (including but not limited to any documentation packs or audio or audio-visual recording of the conference) (“Content”) are owned by us or are included with the permission of the owner of the rights. No (i) photography, filming or recording; or (ii) republication, broadcast or other dissemination of the Content is permitted. You shall not distribute, reproduce, modify, store, transfer or in any other way use any of the Content (save that use by the relevant delegate for internal business purposes shall be permitted), and in particular (but without limitation) you shall not (and shall procure that each of your delegates shall not):
5.1.1 upload any Content into any shared system;
5.1.2 include any Content in a database;
5.1.3 include any Content in a website or on any intranet;
5.1.4 transmit, re-circulate or otherwise make available any Content to anyone else;
5.1.5 make any commercial use of the Content whatsoever; or
5.1.6 use Content in any way that might infringe third party rights or that may bring us or any of our affiliates into disrepute.
5.2 The Content does not necessarily reflect our views or opinions.
5.3 Suggestions or advice contained in the Content should not be relied upon in place of professional or other advice. Whilst we take reasonable care to ensure that the Content created by us is accurate and complete, some of it is supplied by third parties and we are unable to check its accuracy or completeness. You should verify the accuracy of any information (whether supplied by us or third parties) before relying on it. The Content is provided on an “AS IS” basis without any warranties of any kind (express or implied). We hereby exclude to the fullest extent permitted by law all liabilities, costs, claims, damages, losses and/or expenses arising from any inaccuracy or omission in the Content or arising from any infringing, defamatory or otherwise unlawful material in the Content.
5.4 To the extent that any Content is made available by us online we reserve the right to suspend or remove access to such Content at any time.
6.1 Subject to Clause 6.4, our aggregate liability to you, whether such liability arises in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, for any damages, loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind howsoever arising, out of in connection with any booking (or requested booking) made by you or otherwise in relation to a conference, shall be limited to the price paid by you in respect of your booking to attend the conference.
6.2 Subject to Clause 6.4, we shall not be liable to you for (i) any loss of profit, loss of or damage to data, loss of anticipated savings or interest, loss of or damage to reputation or goodwill or; (ii) any indirect, special or consequential damages, loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind.
6.3 You agree to indemnify us, our staff and our affiliates and to hold us harmless to the fullest extent permitted by law, against all loss, costs, claims or expenses of any kind arising from any act or omission by you (including your delegates) during or otherwise in relation to a conference.
6.4 Nothing in this these Terms and Conditions shall limit or exclude either party's liability for:
6.4.1 death or personal injury caused by that party's negligence, or the negligence of that party's employees, agents or subcontractors;
6.4.2 fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
6.4.3 any other liability which cannot be limited or excluded by applicable law.
7.1 You warrant that you shall:
7.1.1 comply with all applicable laws, statutes and regulations relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption including but not limited to the Bribery Act 2010;
7.1.2 comply with such of our anti-bribery and anti-corruption policies as are notified to you from time to time; and
7.1.3 promptly report to us any request or demand for any undue influence or other advantage of any kind received by or on behalf of you in connection with the performance of these Terms and Conditions.
7.2 Breach of this clause 7 shall be deemed a material breach of these Terms and Conditions.
8.1 These Terms and Conditions (together with any documents referred to herein or required to be entered into pursuant to these Terms and Conditions) contain the entire agreement and understanding between us and supersede all prior agreements, understandings or arrangements (both oral and written) relating to the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions and any such document.
8.2 You acknowledge that in registering a delegate place you have not relied on, and shall have no remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, warranty, understanding, promise or assurance (whether negligently or innocently made) of any person other than as expressly set out in these Terms and Conditions.
8.3 These Terms and Conditions shall not create, nor shall they be construed as creating, any partnership or agency relationship between us.
8.4 You accept that communication with us may be electronic. We may contact you by e-mail or provide you with information by posting notices on our website. You agree to this electronic means of communication and you acknowledge that all such communications that we provide to you electronically comply with any legal or contractual requirement that such communication be made in writing.
8.5 Save as set out in Clause 4.2 you are not permitted to re-sell, transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of any of your rights or obligations arising under these Terms and Conditions.
8.6 These Terms and Conditions and the rights and obligations of both parties shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England and Wales and both parties irrevocably agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales in respect of any dispute which arises hereunder.
MEED Media FZ LLC and Emap Ltd are committed to protecting your privacy and security. From time to time we may invite you to supply personal information in order for us to provide you with services (such as access to subscriber-only services and email newsletters ). In order to deliver such services, we will need to process and store your personal information and may need to transfer it to the relevant partner(s), to affiliates of Emap for processing both inside and outside the European Economic Area. By submitting your personal information, you consent to such processing and transfers in connection with such orders, offers or services and for any other purposes to which you consent at the time you provide the information. We will never wilfully disclose personal information about you to any third party other than to process an order without first receiving your permission or unless we are under a legal obligation to do so.
IP Addresses and Cookies
We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.
For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on the hard drive of your computer or other internet-enabled device. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. They enable us to estimate our audience size and usage pattern; to store information about your preferences, and so allow us to customise our site according to your individual interests; to recognise you when you return to our site.
Why We Need To Collect Information From You
We will notify you as to the types of information we are collecting about you as well as the uses we intend to make of that information. We may use the information we collect about you to notify you from time to time about important new features and changes to our online services or special offers, competitions or promotions we think you'll find of interest.
Who Else Will We Tell About You?
We will not pass on your personal details to any third party, including site sponsors or advertisers, without your permission. We may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns and related site information to our third-party partners, but these statistics will not contain any information about you from which you could be identified.
Feedback, Comments & Suggestions
Our address is:
PO Box 25960
Al Thuraya Tower 1, 20th Floor
Dubai Media City
Tel: +971 (0)4 390 0045
Email: MEED Media FZ LLC
MEED Media FZ LLC reserves the right to make alterations to the conference programme, venue and timings. Any refunds made will exclude any flight/hotel cancellation charges.