GTCs admin December 5, 2022

General terms and conditions

§1 Scope, subject matter and conclusion of the respective contract

The following terms and conditions conclusively regulate the contractual relationship between FDC Events, Business Unit of AG represented by the board members Dr. Alexis Eisenhofer, Dr. Yann Samson and Dr. Steffen Böhnert, Georg-Muche-Str. 3, 80807 Munich, hereinafter referred to as the “Organizer” and the respective customer. These General Terms and Conditions apply exclusively. Terms and conditions of the customer that conflict with or deviate from these terms and conditions shall not be recognized unless the organizer has expressly agreed to them in an individual case. The subject of the respective contract is the ticket sale from the organizer to the customer for the respective currently offered event of FDC Events. The customer can make a purchase of tickets for the respective event via the website of the organizer. Upon completion of the ticket ordering process, an effective contract between the parties is concluded. The conclusion of the contract takes place in German or English. German law shall apply insofar as the customer is an entrepreneur. In the event of any difficulties of interpretation, these GTC shall always apply.

§2 Settlement of the contract

Payment of the purchase price is due upon conclusion of the purchase contract. The customer can choose between different payment options. After the full payment has been received by the organizer, the tickets will be sent to the e-mail address provided by the customer. The customer will not receive any further tickets by mail or fax. He/she is responsible for keeping and carrying the tickets to the event. If it turns out that the customer is not actually eligible for the corresponding ticket type, it is pointed out that the organizer is legally entitled to contest the contract.

§3 Rights and duties

The organizer offers information and lectures for its customers and provides a platform for informative exchange. To ensure and realize the purpose of the contract, the organizer may also use technical means such as video and chat systems.
The organizer has the right to change the schedule, content and locations of the respective events at short notice. The organizer will – as far as possible – provide an equivalent replacement. The organizer reserves the right to hold the event online in case of justified interest. In the case of an online event, the organizer ensures – as far as possible – that both the content of the event and the opportunity for customers to network with each other correspond as closely as possible to the standard of a face-to-face event. For this purpose, the organizer uses suitable technical means to fulfill the information and networking purpose of the respective event. This does not give the customer the right to withdraw and/or cancel his tickets. The purchaser assures that the person for whom he/she is purchasing the ticket actually meets the requirements for the purchased ticket. In the event that the personal requirements do not match the type of ticket, no right to participate in the event is acquired, and therefore admission may be denied. The purchaser is entitled to change the names to which the tickets purchased by him/her are issued until 3 days before the event, provided that the users meet the respective conditions from §3. With the expiration of this period, a change of names is no longer possible. The parties are aware that the event is a networking event, which also thrives on the names of the participants. The purpose is to get to know other people and to spread your own name/face. Accordingly, the organizer is entitled to publish and/or pass on to third parties the data provided by the participant to the extent contractually possible.
The organizer is entitled to require the customer to comply with the official orders or legal regulations in force at the time of the event, for example, but not limited to, wearing a mouth-nose covering, FFP-2 mask or medical face mask in the entire event area.
The organizer is entitled to register visitors entering the event area in accordance with the official orders or legal regulations in force at the time of the event in order to enable contact tracing in the event of a subsequently identified COVID-19 case among visitors.
The customer is obliged to use the services provided/to be provided by the organizer only for the contractually agreed purposes. The customer must ensure that his actions in connection with the event do not violate legal regulations and/or the rights of third parties. In particular, the customer is obligated to check the legal permissibility of any actions/actions himself and to behave in a legally compliant manner. If third parties assert claims against the organizer in accordance with the preceding clauses, the organizer will inform the customer of this without delay. In this respect, the customer undertakes to indemnify the organizer against any liability towards third parties, to support the organizer in the legal defense and to bear the costs of the reasonable legal defense, insofar as the organizer is not guilty of contributory negligence. In this case, the indemnity shall be reduced by the proportion of contributory negligence.
If a customer registers on behalf of another person, it must be ensured that the participating person is aware of and accepts these conditions. By completing and submitting the registration form, the Customer represents and warrants that the Participating Person has been made aware of these Terms and Conditions and has accepted these Terms and Conditions.
The organizer is entitled to allow a customer to attend the events organized by FDC Events only if the customer provides appropriate proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 test, a complete vaccination against COVID-19, or the existence of a previous infection with the coronavirus SARS -CoV-2, in accordance with the official orders or legal regulations in force at the time of the event.
Customers who are excluded from attending the event for the present reasons remain obliged to pay the ticket fee and are therefore not entitled to a refund of the ticket fee paid. Further claims are excluded.
In order to ensure compliance with the protective and hygienic measures prescribed by law, the organizer is entitled to limit the number of persons in the entire event area or in parts thereof. The organizer may therefore temporarily deny customers access to the entire event area or parts thereof. If a customer who enters the exhibition grounds on an event day in order to attend the event is not allowed to visit at least part of an event area on that day due to the aforementioned restrictions, the customer may demand reimbursement of the pro rata ticket fee in the case of a multi-day ticket. Further claims are excluded.

§4 Cancellation, postponement, cancellation by the organizer

If, as a result of force majeure or for other reasons for which the organizer is not responsible, the organizer is forced to clear one or more event areas temporarily or for a longer period of time or to postpone or shorten the event, the customer shall have no right to withdraw from the contract, to terminate the contract or to reduce the price, nor shall the customer have any claims, in particular claims for damages, against the organizer. The same applies if the customer is unable to attend the conference due to force majeure or other reasons for which the organizer is not responsible. If the conference is postponed, the organizer will provide the customer with tickets for the event at a later date.
If the organizer cancels the event because he cannot carry out the event due to force majeure or due to other circumstances for which the organizer is not responsible, or because it has become unreasonable for the organizer to carry out the event, then the organizer is not liable for damages and disadvantages resulting for the customer from the cancellation of the event.

§5 Photos and records

The customer expressly agrees that before and during the entire events photos and recordings of him may be made and published, distributed and passed on by the organizer on the Internet, the print media and other media.

§6 Liability

The organizer is liable without limitation for damages caused intentionally or by gross negligence, in case of fraudulent concealment of defects, in case of acceptance of a guarantee of quality, for claims based on the Product Liability Act as well as for injury to life, body or health. For other damages, he is only liable if an obligation is violated, the fulfillment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and on whose compliance the customer may regularly rely (cardinal obligations) or if it is a risk that can be controlled solely by the organizer. The above limitations of liability also apply to the organizer’s vicarious agents.

§7 Final provisions

German law is exclusively applicable to these General Terms and Conditions and to the respective concluded purchase contract if the customer is not a consumer. If the parties are registered traders, the city of the organizer’s registered office is agreed as the place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from or in connection with this contract. Should one or more clauses in these terms and conditions be wholly or partially invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.