Terms and Conditions of Attendance and Participation
These are the terms (the “Agreement”) that govern your attendance at and/or participation in a Knowledge Executive event or round table, or events and round tables organised by Africa Integrated Media (Pty) Ltd and Ryan Strategic Advisory (collectively referred to herein as “Knowledge Executive Events”) event (the “Event”).
By registering for the Event you are agreeing to these terms, which form a legal contract between Africa Integrated Media (Pty) Ltd trading as Knowledge Executive, Ryan Strategic Advisory or CxOutsourcers and the registered attendee and/or participant (“you”).
If you are registering on behalf of another it is your responsibility to ensure that the person attending is aware of these terms and accepts them, and by completing the registration you are warranting that you have made the attendee aware of these terms and that they have accepted these terms.
- Event admission
1.1. Admittance. Your registration entitles you to admittance to the Event. Any and all other costs associated with your attendance (including without limitation any travel and/or accommodation expenses) shall be borne solely by you and Knowledge Executive Events shall have not liability for such costs.
1.2. Termination. You acknowledge that Knowledge Executive Events reserves the right to request your removal from the Event if Knowledge Executive Events, in its sole discretion, considers your presence and/or behaviour to create a disruption or to hinder the Event and/or the enjoyment of the Event by other attendees or speakers.
1.3. Media. By attending the Event you acknowledge and agree to grant Knowledge Executive Events the right at the Event to record, film, photograph or capture your likeness in any media now available and hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to Knowledge Executive Events includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use and/or disseminate the media.
1.4. Event Content. You acknowledge and agree that Knowledge Executive Events, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the Event, including but not limited to, the Event name, themes, content, programme, speakers, performers, hosts, moderators, venue and time.
2.1. All event cancellations must be made in writing. Email is acceptable.
2.2. Cancellations for advance bookings and deposits will not be refunded. All event deposits are non-refundable.
2.3. Cancellations made 120 days prior to a program or event will be subject to 70% cancellation fee.
2.4. Cancellations received 90 days or fewer before the program or event will not receive a refund.
- Intellectual property
4.1. All intellectual property rights in and to the Event, the Event content and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by Knowledge Executive Events, its parent company Africa Integrated Media (Pty) Ltd, and/or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting at the Event.
4.2. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to vest in you any legal or beneficial right in or to any trade marks or other intellectual property rights owned or used under licence by Africa Integrated Media (Pty) Ltd trading as Knowledge Executive or any of its affiliates or grant to you any right or licence to any other intellectual property rights of Knowledge Executive or its affiliates, all of which shall at all times remain the exclusive property of Africa Integrated Media (Pty) Ltd trading as Knowledge Executive and its affiliates.
- Warranties and limitation of liability
5.1. Knowledge Executive Events gives no warranties in respect of any aspect of the Event or any materials related thereto or offered at the Event and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing this Agreement, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness and merchantability. Neither Knowledge Executive Events nor its affiliates can accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by you or any person on any aspect of the Event and/or any information provided at the Event.
5.2. Other than to the extent required as a matter of law: (i) neither Knowledge Executive Events nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages or losses arising directly or indirectly from the Event or other aspect related thereto or in connection with this Agreement.
5.3. The maximum aggregate liability of Knowledge Executive Events for any claim in any way connected with therewith or this Agreement whether in contract, tort or otherwise (including any negligent act or omission) shall be limited to the amount paid by you to Knowledge Executive Events (if any) under this Agreement to attend the Event.
- Release of liability
6.1. You agree that Africa Integrated Media (Pty) Ltd trading as Knowledge Executive, Ryan Strategic Advisory or CxOutsourcers their agents, officers, directors, employees, volunteers, and representatives are not responsible for any death, illness, injury, loss or damage of any kind sustained by you while you are participating in the Event and all related activities, caused in any manner whatsoever.
6.2 You agree that any Events are subject to any and all state, local and federal guidance, orders and/or directives related to the existence, spread or threat of the disease or health condition known as COVID-19. You agree that in light of any such actual or potential guidance, orders and/or directives regarding COVID-19, that Knowledge Executive Events cannot guarantee that hotels and facilities will be available, open, operating or accessible during the Event dates, nor can Knowledge Executive Events guarantee that hotels and facilities will be free from social/physical distancing or other requirements or restrictions that hotels and facilities may impose upon guests during the Event dates.
6.3 TO THE FULLEST EXTEND PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT AFRICA INTEGRATED MEDIA, KNOWLEDGE EXECUTIVE, RYAN STRATEGIC ADVISORY AND CxOUTSOURCERS AND THEIR PARENT COMPANIES, SUBSIDIARIES, OWNERS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, MEMBERS, MANAGERS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES, EVENT PARTNERS AND EVENT HOTELS AND FACILITIES (“RELEASED PARTIES) SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO ANY CLAIMS OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RELATED TO COVID-19 AND ANY OTHER ILLNESSES, INJURIES, LOSSES OR DAMAGES. YOU HEREBY WAIVE, RELEASE AND DISCHARGE ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITIES AND DAMAGES AGAINST THE RELEASED PARTIES RELATED TO i) ANY SPREAD, TRANSMISSION OR CONTRACTION BY ANY MEMBER, CONFERENCE/MEETING ATTENDEE OR GUEST AT KNOWLEDGE EXECUTIVE EVENTS, THAT OCCURS, EXISTS OR IS CONTINUING DURING OR RELATED TO THE EVENT, AND ii) THE RELEASED PARTIES COMPLIANCE WITH ANY ORDER, DIRECTIVE OR GUIDANCE OF ANY GOVERNMENTAL AUTHORITY (STATE, LOCAL OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING THE CDC) AND HOTEL OR FACILITY THAT IS RELATED TO COVID-19 OR THE PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF THE SPREAD, TRANSMISSION OR CONTRACTION OF COVID-19. THIS RELEASE APPLIES TO AND INCLUDES ANY CLAIMS, LIABILITY OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, STATUTORY OR TREBLE DAMAGES, WHETHER SUCH CLAIMS, LIABILITY OR DAMAGES WERE PREVIOUSLY OR ARE NOW EXISTING OR WHICH COULD, MIGHT, OR MAY BE CLAIMED TO EXIST AND WHICH THE RELEASED PARTIES DOES NOT ANTICIPATE OR KNOW ABOUT. YOU FURTHER EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT THE FOREGOING RELEASE IS INTENDED TO BE AS BROAD AND INCLUSIVE AS IS PERMITTED UNDER THE LAWS GOVERNING THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, AND THAT IS ANY PORTION THEREOF IS HELD INVALID IT IS AGREED THAT THE BALANCE SHALL, NOTWITHSTANDING, CONTINUE IN FULL LEGAL FORCE AND EFFECT.
- Governing law and jurisdiction
7.1. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the Republic of South Africa and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of South African courts.