These terms and conditions (these “Terms”) govern your registration for and participation at any Dot event (the “Event”) and are an agreement between Dot Foods, Inc. (or such other applicable Dot affiliate) ("Dot," "we," "us," or "our") and you. You represent to us that you are authorized to enter into these Terms.
You may only register for and attend the Event in accordance with these Terms. To register for the Event, you must complete the Event registration process and pay any fee (if any). Unless the Event’s registration webpage specifies otherwise or we expressly inform you otherwise, you must be at least 18 years of age on the first day of the Event. You must be at least 21 years of age on the first day of the Event where alcohol is served. Event registration is subject to availability and may close earlier than the posted deadline, as determined in our sole discretion. We may also change the Event program at any time in our sole discretion, such as in the rare and unlikely event that we need to relocate exhibitor booths. You will at all times comply with the Dot Code of Conduct.
2. Health, Safety and Security.
Your health, safety and security are important to us. You fully understand that the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, any resulting disease (together with any variation thereof, "COVID-19"), and other diseases can be extremely contagious and may lead to severe illness and death, and there is an inherent danger and risk of exposure to COVID-19 and other diseases in any place where people are present. Your admission to the venue and attendance at the Event is subject to any health and safety policies, assessments, precautions and/or protocols put in place by local, state and federal governmental agencies, the venue owner/operator, and/or by Dot and/or third parties, including requirements relating to face masks and/or enhanced health screenings (the “Safety Protocols”). You acknowledge and agree to comply with the Safety Protocols. You understand that you and your property may be subject to a reasonable search upon entry to the Event by us or the venue, and you may be asked to provide photo identification. If you refuse to participate in these security measures, we or the venue may deny you entry. We also reserve the right to ask you to leave the Event if you fail to comply with our Code of Conduct and/or your behavior causes us concern for the safety or security of Event attendees.
3. Your Information.
3.2 Sharing with Event Sponsors and Attendees. Your registration represents your consent to us sharing your company name and its distribution channel with other attendees, including third-party sponsors of the Event (“Event Sponsors”). We may provide your contact information to Event Sponsors if (a) you opt into information sharing technology, including but not limited to the lead retrieval at Innovations, or (b) you opt in during registration or otherwise to receive communications from our Event Sponsors.
4. Intellectual Property.
4.1 Your Materials. You grant to Dot and its affiliates, agents, employees, and assigns an irrevocable, nonexclusive, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free right and license to use, reproduce, modify, distribute, and translate, for any purpose relating to our mutual business, all or any part of all materials submitted (including, for example, your name and biographical information) or presented by you (in electronic copy or hard copy, verbally, or otherwise) (“Your Materials”). You represent and warrant that (a) Your Materials are true and accurate to the best of your knowledge, (b) you have the necessary rights and permissions to grant the license in this Section 4, and (c) Your Materials do not violate or infringe any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights of any person or entity.
4.2 Our Materials. 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 us, the Event exhibitors, or the Event 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 or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of Dot, the Event exhibitors, or the Event speakers, except in furtherance of the sale of goods in accordance with other contracts between the parties.
4.3 No License. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in these Terms shall be deemed to vest in you any legal or beneficial right in or to any trademarks or other intellectual property rights owned or used under license by Dot or any of its affiliates; nor do these Terms grant to you any right or license to any other intellectual property rights of Dot or its affiliates, all of which shall at all times remain the exclusive property of Dot and its affiliates.
Each party will be responsible for paying all applicable taxes and other governmental fees, charges, penalties, interest, and additions to such taxes that are imposed on that party upon or with respect to these Terms. All fees payable by you (if any) are exclusive of applicable taxes and duties, including, without limitation, VAT, excise taxes, sales and transaction taxes, and gross receipts taxes (“Indirect Taxes”).
6.1 By You. If registration fees or other fees are required for the Event, cancellation instructions and the Event’s refund policy will be listed on the Event’s registration webpage.
6.2 By Us. We may cancel the Event at any time for reasons including, for example, availability or suitability of venue or speakers or on security, health, or safety grounds, and we may deny, limit, or cancel your Event registration at any time. We are not responsible for any damages, direct or indirect, resulting from such cancellation. If we cancel the Event or your registration, you are in compliance with these Terms, and have paid fees (if any), we will, upon Event Sponsor request: (i) issue you a credit for the following year’s Event in the amount prepaid, or (ii) refund the prepaid amount less expenses incurred prior to cancellation.
6.3 Effect of Cancellation. If you or Dot cancel your registration for the Event or Dot cancels the Event, Section 3, Section 4, Section 5, Section 6.3, Section 7, Section 8, Section 9, Section 10, and Section 11 will remain in full force and effect.
7. Trade Compliance and Ethics.
You certify that there are no federal, state, local, or institutional ethics or procurement laws, regulations, or rules that restrict or prohibit your attendance at the Event or would otherwise create a conflict of interest for Dot.
8. Assumption of Risk.
You acknowledge and agree that your attendance and participation in the Event is voluntary, and you understand the nature of the Event. To the maximum extent permitted by law, you agree that you solely assume the risks associated with attending and participating in the Event.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties; Release of Claims.
We give no warranties in respect of any aspect of the Event or any materials, activities, or experiences related thereto or offered at the Event and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing these Terms, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. The Event is provided on an “as-is” basis. The views, opinions, and positions expressed by the speakers, attendees, or sponsors at the Event are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of Dot or any employee thereof. We make no representations as to accuracy, completeness, timeliness, suitability, validity, or safety of any information presented by speakers, attendees, or sponsors or activities offered at the Event and will not be liable for any errors, omissions, or delays in this information or any losses, injuries, or damages arising from its display or use or your participation in activities offered at the Event.
To the maximum extent permitted by law, you (for yourself, your heirs, dependents, personal representatives, assigns, contractors, agents, subcontractors, and anyone else who might make a claim on your behalf or as a result of your death or injury) hereby release Dot and its affiliates, and their respective directors, officers, employees, contractors, representatives, agents, successors, and assigns, from any and all claims, demands, causes of action, suits, damages, losses, debts, liabilities, costs and expenses (including without limitation reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs) that you may have now or in the future associated in any way with the Event, the Recordings, or Your Materials. This release applies to all claims for personal injury, property damage, or death, whether foreseeable or not, arising from negligence, carelessness, strict liability, or otherwise associated with this Event.
10. Limitations of Liability.
WE AND OUR AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU UNDER ANY CAUSE OF ACTION OR THEORY OF LIABILITY, EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, FOR (A) INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, OR (B) LOST PROFITS, REVENUES, CUSTOMERS, OPPORTUNITIES, OR GOODWILL. IN ANY CASE, OUR AND OUR AFFILIATES’ AGGREGATE LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS WILL NOT EXCEED USD $100. THE LIMITATIONS IN THIS SECTION 10 APPLY ONLY TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
11.1 Waiver. The failure by us to enforce any provision of these Terms will not constitute a present or future waiver of such provision nor limit our right to enforce such provision at a later time. All waivers by us must be in writing to be effective.
11.2 Severability. If any portion of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining portions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect. Any invalid or unenforceable portions will be interpreted to effect and intent of the original portion. If such construction is not possible, the invalid or unenforceable portion will be severed from these Terms, but the rest will remain in full force and effect.