Website Terms of Use

Last updated: October 21, 2020

Section 1. Definitions. Terms & Conditions Acceptance

1.1 Herein the following definitions are used:

CFC BIG IDEAS” or the “Company” or the “Website Owner” — means CFC Consulting FZCO, duly incorporated legal entity in accordance with the legislation of United Arab Emirates, with its head office located at: Dubai Silicon Oasis Headquarters Building, 4th Floor C&D Wing, PO Box 341041, Dubai, Email: kg@cfcbigideas.com, Phone: +971 (04) 372-46-37. CFC Big Ideas organizes and provides access to Global Inclusion Online Forum Events hosted online that allows users to access panels, talks, discussions streamed via the Website at the Event Platform taking place throughout 2021 (“Event”).

1.2 These Website Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms” or “Terms of Use”), including any and all accompanying documents, constitute a legally binding agreement between You and CFC Big Ideas, which comes into effect upon completion by You of the Online Event registration form for purchasing a Ticket.

1.3 You must carefully read and comply with these Terms.

1.4 By using the Website, You are confirming that You have fully read, understood and irrevocably accepted these Terms. If You do not agree with these Terms in general or any part of them, You are not permitted to use the Website and any associated Services.

Section 2. General Provisions

2.1 These Terms and any accompanying documents are effective and binding on You whenever You use the Website.

2.2 You acknowledge and accept that these Terms and any accompanying documents and/or the Website are subject to change, modifications, amendments, alterations or supplements at any time without prior written notice, at Company’s sole discretion. Your continued use of the Website after any amendments or alterations of these Terms, any accompanying documents and/or the Website shall constitute Your consent and acceptance of any such changes, modifications, amendments, alterations or supplements. The date of the most recent amendments and alterations will be indicated at the top of these Terms.

2.3 By using the Website and any associated Services, You covenant, represent, and warrant that (under the Applicable Law and law of Your country of residence) You are of an age of majority in the jurisdiction where You are a resident (at least 18 years of age), and are fully able and legally competent to use the Website, and in doing so will not violate any other agreement to which You are a party. For the avoidance of doubt, a user using the Website who are minor /under the age of 18 shall not register as a User of the Website and shall not transact on or use the Website.

2.4 If you are registering on behalf of another person it is your obligation to make sure that the person attending is aware of these Terms and accepts them. By completing and submitting the registration form you are representing and warranting that you have made the person attending aware of these Terms and that they have accepted these Terms.

2.5 The pages of the Website may contain services of the Company’s partners, vendors, software developers, etc. and/or links to third-party websites and services. Such services and/or links are provided for Your convenience, but the Website Owner shall not be considered to make any recommendation or endorsement of any third party website or its content, unless expressly stated by the Website Owner. The Website Owner does not guarantee or otherwise suggest or imply the safety of any third party website or the conformity of any such third party website with Your expectations. Furthermore, the Website Owner is not responsible for maintaining any materials referenced from another site, and makes no warranties, recommendation or endorsement for that site or respective service. The Website Owner assumes no obligations in the event of any damage or loss, or any other impact, directly or indirectly resulting from the use of any content, goods or services available on or through any such third-party websites and resources. Please also note that these services may have their own policies. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check policies of such services before using these services.

Section 3. User’s Website Registration

3.1 For the purpose of proper use of the Website, You should register on the Website. You are given access to the Online Event following Your provision of all information required by the Website Owner and purchasing a Ticket (registration of Your Account). The access to the Online Event shall be given as a unique link to the Event Platform sent to Your email. The access to the Online Event shall be provided not later than 3 working days prior to date of the Online Event. You warrant that any and all information provided for the purpose of Your Account creation and/or any other Website use is valid, current, complete and accurate. Registration data and other information about You is subject to the accompanying Privacy Policy available on the Website.

3.2 CFC Big Ideas reserves its right to prohibit without any compensations or explanations access to the Website and/or Service anyone that (a) fails to comply with, or is likely to fail to comply with these Terms of Use (b) is behaving in a manner that could disrupt, hinder or cause a nuisance to the Online Event or to the enjoyment of any other person or partner or speaker at the Online Event); © represents a security or safety risk to the Online Event or to any person.

3.3 By filling in the registration form at the Website and purchasing a Ticket, You also consent to receive electronic communications from Website Owner (e.g., via email). These communications may include notices about Your registration procedure (e.g., platform changes and other transactional information) and are part of Your relationship with Us. You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that We send to You electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including, but not limited to, that such communications be in writing. You should maintain copies of electronic communications from Us, including ticket transaction records and the Website Owner’s policies and rules, by printing a paper copy or saving an electronic copy. We may also send you promotional communications via email, including, but not limited to, newsletters, special offers, surveys and other news and information We think will be of interest to You. You may opt out of receiving these promotional emails at any time by following the respective unsubscribe instructions.

3.4 Should You purchase more than one Ticket, You may assign such tickets to other persons with identification of their names, emails and other information indicated at the Website and/or Event Platform.

3.5 We try to make sure that the Online Event programs, speakers, topics, platform, format and dates are correct at the time of publishing. Circumstances beyond our control may necessitate substitutions, alterations, postponements, or cancellations to the content, format, themes, name, performers, hosts, moderators, venue, timing, platform or dates of the Online Event. We reserve the right to do so at any time and will not be liable to you for any cost incurred by you as a result.

3.6 We will endeavor to notify you as soon as reasonably practicable of any substitutions, postponements, or changes by posting the updated information on the Website.

3.7 If the Online Event is postponed, we will provide you with access to the Online Event at a later date. No refunds will be provided if the Online Event is postponed.

3.8 In the unlikely event of cancellation of the Online Event, our total aggregate liability to you is limited to the refund of paid fees that remain after credit card and payment processing fees have been incurred and deducted, and we will not be liable to you for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by you as a result of the cancellation.

Section 4. Payments, Fees And Refund

4.1 The details of the attendee tickets pricing and fees to access the Online Event are published at the Website. Visa and MasterCard credit cards will be accepted for payment for tickets, the currency of ticket payment transactions U. S. Dollars. The displayed price and currency at the checkout page, will be the same price and currency printed on the Transaction Receipt and the amount charged to the card will be shown in your card currency. Ticket prices are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change at sole discretion of the Company. The change of ticket price will not affect tickets that have already been purchased.

4.2 After a successful ticket transaction has been completed, tickets shall be delivered in electronic copy via email to the email address indicated by the Attendee during the registration at the Website. For some ticket types it may be necessary to complete required information such as the Attendee name or tax identification number before the tickets can be issued.

4.3 The ticket acts as a receipt for the transaction and can be used to gain access to the Online Event listed on the ticket.

4.4 The ticket purchased by the Attendee remains the property of the Company and is personal revocable license, which may be withdrawn, and access to the Online Event may be refused at any time upon a refund of the paid registration price.

4.5 You are eligible to cancel your purchase of the ticket without giving any reason and to receive a reimbursement of payments any time prior to 1 (one) calendar day before the Online Event. The refund will be made in the same form as the original payment was received (for example, a credit card payment will refund to the same credit card account number).

4.6 You acknowledge that all refunds are subject to deduction of $10 transaction fee.

4.7 Reselling or otherwise transferring your ticket will void the ticket and the ticket holder will not gain access to the Online Platform. The person that purchased the ticket(s) may reassign the tickets to other persons than those he/she had initially assigned them to. Each reassignment is subject to a $5 fee.

4.8 For the tax purposes, the use and enjoyment of Services happens at the location of the Attendee.

Section 5. Photography, Audio And Video Recording

5.1 By attending the Online Event you acknowledge and agree that where you choose to participate in video conferences (panel discussions and workshops) of the Online Event you are giving the Company your consent to store recordings for any of all video conferences that you join, if such recordings are in our systems. You will receive a notification (visual or separately stated on a ticket or otherwise) when recording is enabled. If you do not consent to being recorded, you can choose to leave the meeting or video conference. You agree to permit us, or any third party licensed by us, to use, distribute, broadcast, or otherwise globally disseminate your likeness, name, voice and words in perpetuity in television, radio, film, newspapers, magazines and other media now available and hereafter developed, both before, during and any time after the Online Event, and in any form, without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant includes the right to edit the media, the right to use the media (alone or together with other information), and the right to allow others to use or distribute the media.

5.2 Company shall provide access to the recorded video of the Online Event to the Attendee who purchased a ticket for this particular video conference during 30 (thirty) days period of the Online Event, if such option was expressly indicated in announcements or any other marketing materials to the relevant Online Event.

5.3 The Services and the Online Event are for your personal use only and may not be shared with individuals, except the materials which are published by the Company on the official pages of the Online Event in social media. For the duration of the Online Event we grant you limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable right to access the Services and view the Online Event. Except for this, no right, title or interest shall be transferred to you.

5.4 All intellectual property rights (“IP”) in and to the Online Event, the Online Event content, the Services and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Online Event are owned by us, our related companies, and/or the Online Event sponsors or speakers participating in the Online Event. You agree not to reproduce, record, modify, distribute, license, perform, publish, create derivative works from or use (except as authorised and in accordance with these Terms) the Online Event or the Services for any reason.

5.5 Nothing in these Terms shall vest in you any legal or beneficial right in or to any IP owned or used under licence by us or our related companies, or grant to you any right or licence to any other IP of us or our related companies. All such IP shall remain the exclusive property of us and our related companies.

5.6 It is strictly forbidden for any company, organisation, or person to attempt to host or organise any event in conjunction with, contiguous to or purporting to be related to the Online Event or its affiliates without the express prior permission and cooperation of us. We reserve their right to take such action (legal or otherwise), including a claim for damages as we, in our sole discretion, deem appropriate in the circumstances.

Section 6. Messages

6.1 We may permit you to send messages and other communications to us or to other users via the Online Platform and/or Website. You are solely responsible for your Messages and the consequences of sending them, and expressly release us and agree to hold us harmless, from all and any liability arising from your Messages. You grant us (and we accept) a global right to use, store, and reproduce your Messages for the limited purpose of facilitating sending them to your chosen recipients (and we may also use third party service providers to facilitate the sending of your Messages). You represent and warrant that your Messages will not infringe any third party right of others.

6.2 You are not permitted to engage in or attempt to engage in any activity in breach of the Terms of Use, this includes:

Section 7. Indemnification

7.1. To the extent permitted by Applicable Law, You shall indemnify, defend, and hold the Website Owner and/or its subsidiaries, Affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, successors, and permitted assignees harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, suits, actions, demands, proceedings, expenses, and/or liabilities (including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred and/or those necessary to successfully establish the right to indemnification) filed/incurred by any third party against the Website Owner arising out of a breach of any warranty, representation, or obligation hereunder. You shall maintain the confidentiality of Your account on the Website, and it is Your sole responsibility for maintaining such confidentiality.

7.2. You shall not have any claim of any nature whatsoever against the Website Owner for any failure by the Website Owner to carry out any of its obligations under these Terms as a result of causes beyond its control, including but not limited to any strike, lockout, shortage of labor or materials, delays in transport, hacker attacks on the Website or any resources which have any relation to CFC Big Ideas, any economic instability, any malfunction or breakdown, accidents of any kind, any default or delay by any sub-contractor or supplier of Ours, riot, any political or civil disturbances, the elements, by an act of state or government including regulatory action imposed, any delay in securing any permit, consent or approval required by the Website Owner, for the supply of Services under these Terms or any other authority or any other cause whatsoever beyond Our absolute and direct control.

Section 8. Limitation of Liability And Warranties

8.1 Materials shared or distributed at or in connection with the Online Event are intended for information purposes only and should not be relied upon by you or others. We and our related companies do not provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the materials are complete or accurate and do not accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by you or any person on any aspect of the Online Event and/or any information provided at the Online Event.

8.2 You acknowledge and agree that views expressed by speakers or workshop providers at or in connection with the Online Event are their own and we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any advice given or views expressed during or in connection with the Online Event.

8.3 You hereby expressly agree that, to the maximum extent permitted by the Applicable Law, neither the Website Owner nor its Affiliates shall be liable to You, regardless of the basis or theory upon which the liability is claimed, for any damage or loss, including loss of business, revenue, or profits, or loss of or damage to data, equipment, or software (direct, indirect, punitive, actual, consequential, incidental, special, exemplary or otherwise) arising under or in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Terms, even if we had been advised of the possibility of same in advance.

8.4 Our total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise, arising under or in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Terms is limited to the total amount paid by you to us for your ticket to attend the Conference, after the payment of any processing fees or bank charges applicable.

8.5 You understand and agree that it is Your obligation to ensure compliance with any legislation relevant to Your country of domicile concerning Your use of the Website.

8.6 The Website owner does not warrant or represent that any information on the Website is accurate or reliable or that the Website will be free of errors or viruses, that defects will be corrected, or that the service or the server that makes it available is free of viruses or other harmful components.

8.7 If Applicable Law or the law of Your country of residence does not permit all or any part of the above limitation of liability or exclusion of warranties or disclaimer of implied terms in contracts to apply to You, the limitations, exclusions and disclaimers will apply to You only to the extent permitted by Applicable Law.

8.8 To the extent permitted by the applicable law, we disclaim all warranties or conditions, either express or implied, or any part of them in respect of any aspect of the Online Event or any related materials. You acknowledge and agree that in accepting these Terms you have not relied on any representation or warranty that is not expressly included in these Terms and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a part of these Terms.

8.9 Security measures have been implemented to ensure the safety and integrity of any of the services related to the Online Event. However, despite this, You acknowledge that information that is transmitted over the internet may be susceptible to unlawful access and monitoring.

Section 9. Miscellaneous

9.1 Termination and Suspension. Notwithstanding anything contained herein, the Website Owner reserves the right, without notice and in its sole discretion, to terminate these Terms, suspend Your right to access the Website, and delete or deactivate Your Account and all related information and files in such Account without liability to You, including (but not limited to) in case of Your breach of these Terms or if the Website Owner believes You have committed fraud, negligence or other misconduct. You may terminate these Terms without notice by discontinuing use of the Website. All rights granted to You under these Terms will immediately be revoked upon the Website Owner’s termination of these Terms or suspension of Your access to the Website. In the event of any Force Majeure Event (as defined in “Miscellaneous” Section), breach of this Agreement, or any other event that would make the provision of services commercially unreasonable, the Website Owner may, in its discretion and without liability to You, with or without prior notice, suspend Your access to all or a portion of its services or the Website.

9.2 We aim to reasonably identify each prospective Attendee by cross-checking user data against watch lists, including but not limited to the Specifically Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List maintained by OFAC. The Website Owner will not provide any services to OFAC and sanctioned countries.

9.3 Assignment. The Website Owner may, at its sole discretion, assign any of its rights and/or delegate its duties (including, but not limited any and all intellectual property rights for all the intellectual property rights objects created during or referring to the Online Event) to any third party at any time. You may not assign Your rights or delegate Your duties as Website User, and any assignment or delegation without the previous written consent of the Website Owner shall be null and void.

9.4 Communication and Notices. Any communication concerning these Terms execution and/or violation should be conducted only via Your email and through the Website Owner’s contact form on the Website. Your official email for communication shall be deemed the email specified by You during the Account registration process. The one and only language of the communication shall be English. The Website Owner may provide any notice to You under this Agreement by: (i) posting a notice on the Website; or (ii) sending an email to the email address then associated with Your account. Notices the Website Owner provides by posting on the Website will be effective upon posting and notices Website Owner provides by email will be effective when such email is sent. It is Your responsibility to keep Your email address current. You will be deemed to have received any email sent to the email address then associated with Your account when the Website Owner sends such email, whether or not You actually receive or read the email.

9.5 Further Assistance. You shall cooperate with and assist the Website Owner in connection with any investigation, examination or enquiry by any government entity. You shall promptly provide the Website Owner with any documents, certification, record or other information it may request in connection with such investigation, examination or enquiry.

9.6 Force Majeure Events. Website Owner shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from any event beyond its reasonable control, including but not limited to flood, extraordinary weather conditions, earthquake, or other act of God, fire, war, insurrection, riot, labor dispute, accident, action of government, communications, power failure, or equipment or software malfunction or any other cause beyond its reasonable control (each, a “Force Majeure Event”).

9.7 Applicable Law. All questions concerning the construction, validity, enforcement and interpretation of this Agreement shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the United Arab Emirates. To resolve any dispute, controversy or claim between them arising out of or relating to this Agreement, or the breach thereof, the Parties agree first to negotiate in good faith for a period of not less than sixty (60) days following written notification of such controversy or claim to the other Party. If the negotiations do not resolve the dispute, controversy or claim to the reasonable satisfaction of all Parties during such period, then the Parties irrevocably and unconditionally submit the respective claim to the binding arbitration with the Rules of Arbitration of International Chamber of Commerce. The claim is to be reviewed by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said rules. Except for any disputes, claims, suits, actions, causes of action, demands or proceedings in which either Party seeks injunctive or other equitable relief for the alleged unlawful use of intellectual property, including, without limitation, copyrights, trademarks, trade names, logos, trade secrets or patents, You and the Website Owner (a) waive Your and Website Owner’s respective rights to have any and all disputes arising from or related to these Terms resolved in a court, and (b) waive Your and Website Owner’s respective rights to a jury trial. The substantive law shall be the Applicable Law (including all other operating rules, policies, and procedures that may be issued by the Website Owner and published from time to time on the Website), without regard to conflict of law rules or principles. The language of the arbitration shall be English.

9.8 Nothing contained in the Terms shall limit our right to bring enforcement proceedings in another jurisdiction or to seek interim, protective or provisional relief in the courts of another jurisdiction.