TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ATTENDANCE AND PARTICIPATION AT CYBERDEFENSECON 2023 CONFERENCE
These are the terms (the “Agreement”) that govern your attendance at and/or participation in the CyberDefenseCon 2023 Conference (the “Event”). By registering for the Event you are agreeing to these terms, which form a legal contract between Cyber Defense Media Group DBA CyberDefenseCon 2023 ("CyberDefenseCon 2023"), 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.
1. 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023 shall have not liability for such costs.
1.2. Termination. You acknowledge that CyberDefenseCon 2023 reserves the right to request your removal from the Event if CyberDefenseCon 2023, in its sole discretion, considers your presence and/or behavior 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023, 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, program, speakers, performers, hosts, moderators, and time.
1.5 Speakers Agreement. While CDMG will be using some of the Chattam House rules, as a private, invitation-only, closed event, I confirm that I have agreed to participate as a speaker, moderator or panelist in the above described presentation(s), and I will supply certain program materials in electronic or tangible form in support of the presentation(s). With respect to the presentation(s) and the materials, I grant to Cyber Defense Media Group (CDMG), its employees and agents, the following: Permission to make audio and video recordings to be owned by CDMG (recordings) by any means and in any media of my presentation(s) and to use my name, photograph and biographical information in connection with the reproduction, distribution and promotion of the presentation(s) and recordings; A license to incorporate into the recordings, in whole or in part, any written speeches, visual aids and other visual or written materials used, performed, displayed or provided by me in connection with my presentation(s) including, without limitation, a license to record any public performance of the materials; The right, on a nonexclusive basis, to reproduce in any medium and make derivative works based upon, to publish the materials in official meeting proceedings of the event, and to distribute, display and perform to Cyber Defense Con attendees and others the presentation(s), recordings, or materials, in whole or in part, by means of the internet, by physical media, print media, posting in pdf format on CDMG websites, or by any other means. I warrant and represent that all of the content in the materials is either my own original work or, if any of the content in the presentation or materials in not original (including but not limited to images, graphs or text) then I have acquired the necessary permission to modify, copy and redistribute the content for which I am not the copyright holder, so as to allow CDMG to copy and redistribute such content as part of the presentation(s) and materials without infringing upon any patent, trademark, or copyright, or violating any right to privacy, of any third party. The rights granted in this Speaker Consent and Release are granted without compensation on a perpetual, world-wide, royalty-free and irrevocable basis. To the extent my presentation(s) or the materials are protected by copyright law, I reserve all rights to myself except as otherwise granted above. I understand that CDMG will credit me any reuse of the presentation(s) or materials.
2.1. Payment. The payment of the applicable fee(s) for the Event is due upon registration. If such payment is insufficient or declined for any reason CyberDefenseCon 2023 may refuse to admit you to the Event and shall have no liability in that regard.
2.2. Taxes. The fee(s) may be subject sales tax, value added tax, or any other taxes and duties which, if applicable, will be charged to you in addition to the fee(s).
3. Substitution and cancellation policy
3.1 If you cancel within 72 hours of you registering for the Event, you will be eligible for a refund. If you cancel beyond the 72 hour window, you will not be eligible for a refund.
5. Intellectual property
5.1. 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023 and/or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting at the Event. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks or other trade names appearing at the Event, in any Event content and/or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of CyberDefenseCon 2023.
5.2. 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 license by CyberDefenseCon 2023 or any of its affiliates or grant to you any right or license to any other intellectual property rights of CyberDefenseCon 2023 or its affiliates, all of which shall at all times remain the exclusive property of CyberDefenseCon 2023 and its affiliates.
6. Warranties and limitation of liability
6.1. CyberDefenseCon 2023 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023 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.
6.2. Other than to the extent required as a matter of law: (i) neither CyberDefenseCon 2023 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.
6.3. The maximum aggregate liability of CyberDefenseCon 2023 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 CyberDefenseCon 2023 under this Agreement to attend the Event.
7. Governing law and jurisdiction
7.1. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the District of Columbia and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the D.C. courts.
7.2. All claims and disputes arising under or relating to this Agreement are to be settled by binding arbitration in Washington, D.C. or another location mutually agreeable to the parties. The arbitration shall be conducted on a confidential basis pursuant to the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any decision or award as a result of any such arbitration proceeding shall be in writing and shall provide an explanation for all conclusions of law and fact and shall include the assessment of costs, expenses, and reasonable attorneys' fees. Any such arbitration shall include a written record of the arbitration hearing. An award of arbitration may be confirmed in a court of competent jurisdiction.