Standard Terms and Conditions for participants in events and clients ordering continuing education services from Vogel Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG

1. Conclusion of the Contract, Approval

Decisive for the legal relationship between the participant / client and Vogel Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as "Vogel") are the following general terms and conditions in conjunction with the registration form. The participant /client must send the registration in writing using the online-form, fax, e-mail or letter to Vogel. It is a binding offer of contract to which the participant / client is bound until approval or rejection by Vogel. The contract is established when Vogel sends the order confirmation. There is no legal entitlement to approval.

2. Terms of Payment

The fee is due and payable in a single amount when Vogel issues the invoices. The invoices are to be paid immediately on receipt without discount. The participation in an event / a continuing education course is only possible on receipt of payment of the billed amount in advance.

3. Cancellation

3.1 Cancellation of Events and Seminars

Every confirmed registration is binding. Free withdrawal is possible for normal and Early Bird prices up to 21 days before the event starts. After that the entire participation fee is due. In the case of booking at the Super-Early-Bird-Rate the booking cannot be canceled; the full participation fee must be paid, in every case. Bookings are transferable. Cancellations and re-bookings are to be reported to Vogel in writing.

3.2 Cancellation of In-house-Seminars

Every order is binding. Free withdrawal of In-house-Seminar-Bookings is possible up to 28 days before the beginning of the seminar. In the event of a withdrawal up to 14 days before the beginning of the seminar, 50% of the seminar fee is due and payable; in the event of a later withdrawal, the entire fee is due and payable.

3.3 Cancellation of Webinars

Every confirmed registration is binding. Free withdrawal is possible for normal and Early Bird prices up to 14 days before the event starts. After that the entire participation fee is due. Should the participant be unable to meet an appointment in the webinar series, the recording of the webinar will be made available to him. This does not engender a claim to the reduction of the participation fee. Bookings are transferable. Cancellations and re-bookings are to be reported to Vogel in writing.

4. Postponing and Cancellation of Events / Continuing Education Programs

Vogel is entitled to cancel or postpone events / continuing education programs for good cause, in particular if there should be an insufficient number of participants or cancellation and/or illness of the planned speaker. The participants / clients will be immediately notified of this in writing or via e-mail. Already paid fees for participation will be credited toward other events / continuing education programs or refunded. No claim to compensation for damages exists, except in case of intentional behavior and gross negligence. Vogel reserves the right to provide an equally qualified substitute speaker. In this case there is no claim to a refund of the fees.

5. Copyrights / Rights of Use

According to Section 2 et seqq. Copyright Act, event documents, recordings of webinars, videos and software are protected. All rights including those to translation, re-printing and reproduction of these documents or of portions thereof are held by Vogel or its partners. No part of these documents may – not even in excerpts – be processed, reproduced, distribution or used in public communications, in particular using electronic systems, without the written consent of Vogel in any form whatsoever– not even for lesson concept purposes. Event documents may only be used by participants personally and for their respective professional work. Purchased recordings of webinars and videos only entitle the purchaser to use the content that is under copyright protection for his own professional purposes. For the rest, para. 1 applies accordingly.

6. Liability

Vogel is liable only for damages caused by its employees through intentional behavior or gross negligence. Otherwise any further liability on the part of Vogel is excluded. Vogel is not liable for damages resulting from erroneous content in the webinars, videos, lectures and documents of the speakers at events / continuing education programs held by Vogel and its partners.

7. Data Protection

Vogel protects the participant's / customer's personal data and takes all necessary measures to keep them safe. Vogel collects and uses the data in compliance with the provisions stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG, German federal data protection act), and other relevant data protection regulations regarding the processing, supervising, and assessing of the offered events / training offers, and for the purpose of optimizing the event / training offer.

According to our business models, our events are financed with the support of sponsors and cooperating partners. In return, they receive participant data that are generally accessible to the public, namely: *first/last name, *function, *company name, *place

You can always find partners and sponsors that receive your data on the log-on page of your booked event. Please note that the responsible receiver may have their head office outside of the EU in a country that possibly stipulates less stringent data protection regulations.

The participant / customer can withdraw their consent to use their data for information purposes or change their address at any time in writing by contacting Vogel Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG, Bereich Events, Max-Planck-Straße 7/9, 97082 Würzburg, GERMANY, e-mail: annemarie.goldbecker@vogel.de, indicating their complete address and the respective event/training offer.

8. Film and Photo Rights

Vogel is entitled to have photographs, film and audio recordings of the event / the continuing education program and the participants made and use them free of charge for advertising or press publications.

9. Information relating to the Consumer Dispute Resolution Act

The European Commission will provide under https://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/ a platform for out-of-court online-dispute resolution (so-called OS-Platform). We are neither willing nor obligated to participate in such a dispute resolution procedure before a consumer arbitration board.

10. Final Provisions

Oral agreements apply only with written confirmation from Vogel.

If the participant / client is a merchant, legal entity under public law or special estate under public law, Würzburg is agreed on as the place of performance and place of jurisdiction.

Should single provisions to the contract be wholly or partially unenforceable or should the contract have a regulatory gap, the enforceability of the remaining provisions or parts of such provisions will remain unaffected. The relevant provisions of law will take the place of the unenforceable or missing provisions.

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