Terms and Conditions for Participation in Seminars and Events by vdpPfandbriefAkademie
(as of March 2017)
1. Scope of Service
The participation fee includes work papers and refreshments during the event in accordance with the relevant seminar agenda. The agenda is subject to change.
2. Registration and Payment
3. Cancellation Policy
The participant may cancel his registration free of charge up to two weeks before the event at the latest or designate a replacement participant at least three days prior to the event. In the event of a cancellation up to three days prior to the start of the seminar, 50% of the participation fee must be paid. In case of a later cancellation, the participation fee must be paid in full.
4. Force Majeure, Cancellation for Other Reasons
If the registered participant can demonstrate that he is prevented at short notice from attending by force majeure, vdpPfandbriefAkademie will refund 50% of the participation fee and will send the conference documentation for the booked and paid seminar free of charge by post or e-mail. vdpPfandbriefAkademie reserves the right to cancel the event or to amend it in a reasonable manner in the event of impossibility of performance for which vdpPfandbriefAkademie is not responsible (e.g. force majeure or illness of the speaker), and to cancel the event no later than 3 weeks before the start of the event if the minimum number of ten paying participants is not reached. In the event of cancellation, the participants will be notified immediately and participation fees already paid will be refunded immediately.
In general, our events are open for every participant, unless otherwise indicated. However, we reserve the right to make a selection of participants in accordance with the thematic focus of each event in case of a lack of capacity. Should it be necessary to cancel an already confirmed booking, we will refund an already paid participation fee and in addition, we will also refund any of the participant’s expenses immediately related to the booking (e.g. travel costs). We will only refund fees and expenses if the cancellation is made two weeks before the event begin or later.
5. Seminar Documentation
All copyrights, usage and other property rights to the teaching material and other seminar documents that are made available to the participants remain with vdpPfandbriefAkademie. With the conclusion of the contract, the participant is granted a non-transferable right to use these material solely for personal, non-commercial purposes.
6. Seminar Documentation and Photographs
It should be noted that the name and business name of the registered participants are included in the seminar documentation, and that photographs may be taken during the event for the purpose of documenting the event on the websites of vdpPfandbriefAkademie. By registering, the participant hereby agrees to this condition.
vdpPfandbriefAkademie is liable for damages based on intent or gross negligence, as well as for the slightly negligent breach of material obligations whose breach endangers the purpose of the contract, or for the breach of duties the fulfillment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible and compliance with which the participants regularly trust. In this case, however, vdpPfandbriefAkademie is liable only for the foreseeable, typical damage, but not for the negligent breach of obligations other than those referred to in the preceding sentences. The above limitations of liability shall not apply to injury to life, limb and health, to a defect after assumption of a guarantee for the quality of the product or to fraudulently concealed defects. Insofar as the liability of vdpPfandbriefAkademie is excluded or limited, this exclusion or limitation shall also apply to the personal liability of its employees, representatives and vicarious agents.
8. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction
German law shall apply to the business connection between the participant and vdpPfandbriefAkademie. If the participant is a business person, a legal entity under public law or a public-sector fund, the place of fulfilment and jurisdiction shall exclusively be the seat of vdpPfandbriefAkademie for all disputes arising under the contractual relationship between the participant and vdpPfandbriefAkademie. Should one or more provisions of these Terms and Conditions be wholly or partly ineffective, should there be an omission in these terms or should they lose their legal validity later, the validity of the Terms and Conditions in other respects shall not be affected.