GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS
The following General Terms and Conditions of Business regulate the contractual relationship between the participant in seminars, courses and conferences (hereinafter referred to as “event”) and ICA Institutional Capital Associates Beratungs GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as „ICA“). They apply to contracts for the sale of admission tickets (hereinafter referred to as Tickets) on the internet between ICA and the purchaser of such Tickets (hereinafter referred to as “Customer” or “Participant”). Counter-confirmations by Customer quoting its own terms of business or terms of purchasing are hereby rejected. Changes to ICAs general terms of business shall only be valid if they have been confirmed in writing by ICA. This offer is only valid for entrepreneurs who register for the events as part of their commercial or self-employed professional activity.
2. EVENT VENUE
The event venue is shown in the respective event programme.
3. REGISTRATION, CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION, CONTRACT CONCLUSION
Customer submits a binding offer by sending its purchase order. The registration will be confirmed by ICA. The registered party has no legal claim to attend an event. ICA reserves the right to approve participation on a case-by-case basis. The contract will be concluded when ICA collects or debits the payment.
4. CONTRACT FULFILMENT BY CUSTOMER
The prices of Tickets are shown on the relevant website. The purchase price shall be due for payment immediately upon conclusion of the contract. The invoice will be sent electronically. The invoice amount must be received before the start of the event. Customer shall pay the amount specified in its purchase order by bank transfer. Fulfilment shall not take place until the amount has been credited to ICA’s account.
5. SERVICES, CANCELLATION, REFUND OF PURCHASE PRICE
The ticket purchase price is charged per person and per event and is exclusive of any applicable value added tax. It includes participation in the event, conference documents, lunch and refreshments/break drinks. ICA reserves the right to replace speakers if circumstances require and to make any necessary changes to the program, while preserving the overall character of the event. Participants shall be notified without delay in the event of a cancellation due to force majeure, the indisposition of a speaker, problems arising at the venue or an insufficient number of delegates. Cancellation due to an insufficient number of delegates shall be announced promptly. There are no further claims against the ICA. Under such circumstances the ticket price shall be refunded. Cancellation (in writing only) may be made without payment at any time up to 14 days before the start of the event. After this period half the price of the Ticket shall be charged. In case of non-participation, the full price will be charged. The participant has the right to name a substitute without additional fees. Participants shall be responsible for making and paying for all travel and accommodation arrangements / reservations by themselves.
All our conference documents are protected by copyright. Participants are only granted simple, non-transferrable rights of usage for personal purposes.
7. PHOTOGRAPHY AND FILMING
ICA would like to point out that photography and filming (hereinafter referred to as “recordings”) will be carried out during the event. ICA uses these recordings for the purpose of documenting this event and advertising further events. Subsequently, the recordings will be published on ICA’s website www.ic-icf.com and in the printed programmes of further events. ICA also publishes the recordings on social networks for the above outlined purposes. Insofar as ICA conducts this or another event together with an event partner, ICA may pass the recordings on to this event partner. However, ICA will not pass on the recordings to any other third parties. Since participants are attending a public event here, ICA assumes that there are no general reasons against the production of recordings and the processing of these recordings for the purposes described above.
The events shall be carefully prepared and conducted by qualified speakers. ICA assumes no liability for the currency, accuracy and completeness relating to the conference documents and the staging of the event. With regard to events held in the rooms or on the premises of a third party, ICA shall not be liable for accidents involving participants nor for the loss of or damage to the property of participants.
9. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE AND PLACE OF JURISDICTION
The place of jurisdiction for any and all legal disputes arising from the contract shall be Munich if the parties to the contract are businesspeople, legal entities under public law or public-law special funds or at least one of the parties to the contract does not have its general place of jurisdiction in the Federal Republic of Germany or moves its normal place of residence or normal place of business from the Federal Republic of Germany after the conclusion of the contract or its place of residence or personal whereabouts are not known at the time the lawsuit is filed. ICA shall also be entitled to file lawsuits at the Customer’s general place of jurisdiction. The place of performance for all duties arising from this contract shall be Munich.
10. APPLICABLE LAW
The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall be exclusively applicable; the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall be excluded.
11. CANCELLATION INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS
Participants whose registration does not relate to either their commercial or their independent professional activity (Section 13 BGB) have the right to cancel the registration in writing, without giving a reason, within 14 days of receipt of the confirmation of registration. No cancellation fee will be charged. To meet the cancellation deadline a notice of withdrawal should be sent in due time to the following address:
ICA Institutional Capital Associates Beratungs GmbH & Co. KG
This right of cancellation shall automatically expire if the booked event has already taken place and the participant has attended it.
In the event of cancellation having become effective, ICA will refund the ticket price already paid by the consumer promptly, but no later than 14 days.
12. FINAL PROVISION
If one or more provisions in this contract should be or become invalid in whole or in part, the remainder of the contract shall remain in force. Any invalid provisions shall be replaced by provisions which come as close as possible to the objective intended by the parties.