Terms

Sheer Impact Terms and Conditions

 

Agreement to these Terms and Conditions.  These terms and conditions, as may be amended by the Sheer Impact from time to time (the “Terms and Conditions”), apply to all Sheer Impact sponsored and hosted programs, conferences and events that presently exist or may be developed by Sheer Impact in the future (each a “Sheer Impact Conference”).

 

I have read these Terms and Conditions carefully and by registering for Sheer Impact Conference, I am expressly acknowledging that I have read and understand these Terms and Conditions and I agree to be bound by them.

 

Payment of Registration Fees.  All registration and/or event fees must be paid in full prior to a Sheer Impact event.

 

Early Bird Rates.  In order to qualify for an “early bird” rate, all registration materials, including full payment, must be received by Sheer Impact before the established “early bird” deadline for the Sheer Impact Conference as published by Sheer Impact on its website.

 

Substitution & Cancellations.  I may, at no extra charge, designate one substitute person (the “Substitute Registrant”) from my organization to attend the Sheer Impact Conference for which I previously registered on my behalf so long as (1) I provide a one (1) week advance written notice prior to the first day of the Sheer Impact Conference, (2) the Substitute Registrant agrees to abide by these Terms and Conditions. 

 

Sheer Impact may, but is not required to, establish cancellation deadlines for Sheer Impact Conferences prior to which confirmed registrations may cancel the registration by paying an administrative fee.  All such cancellations must be received by Sheer Impact in writing.  Unless otherwise set forth on the Sheer Impact Website, cancellations received in writing before the established cancellation deadline will be fully refunded minus a $100.00 administrative fee.  Such cancellation refunds will be processed no later than 30 days after the conclusion of the Sheer Impact Conference.  Cancellations after the established cancellation deadline may be granted for extenuating circumstances on a case by case basis at the sole and unfettered discretion of Sheer Impact.  Sheer Impact reserves the right to provide credits for any approved cancellations that are received after the established cancellation deadline.

Cancellations and requests for substitutions must be submitted to [insert email].

 

Changes to Sheer Impact Conferences; Cancellations/Postponements.  Sheer Impact does not make any guarantees, representations or warranties about any of the programs offered as part of the Sheer Impact Conference, including any program formats, program content, participants, speakers, venue, timings, or any other aspect of an Sheer Impact Conference.  Sheer Impact may make changes to any aspect of the foregoing at any time for any reason at its sole discretion, whether or not due to a Force Majeure Event, in each case without liability.

 

Sheer Impact may at its sole discretion change the date or cancel an Sheer Impact Conference at any time for any reason.  Where Sheer Impact changes the date of, or cancels, an Sheer Impact Conference for any reason except due to a Force Majeure event, Sheer Impact shall offer the registrant the option of attending the same rearranged Sheer Impact Conference or receive a refund of the registration fee minus a $100 administrative fee.

 

Force Majeure.  Sheer Impact will not be responsible for any loss, damage, injury, claims costs or expenses of any kind whatsoever if the event is cancelled, postponed or altered due to a Force Majeure.  “Force Majeure” is defined as any unforeseen occurrence that renders performance of the event impossible, inadvisable, illegal or impracticable.  Force Majeure includes, but is not limited to: casualty, fire, explosion, flood, earthquake or other natural disasters, an act of God, governmental restrictions or regulations, war or apparent acts of war, terrorism or apparent acts of terrorism, civil disturbances or riots, strikes, curtailment, suspension or restriction on transportation facilities and means of transportation or any other emergency.

 

Indemnification Clause.  To the fullest extent permitted by law, I agree to protect, indemnify, defend and hold harmless Sheer Impact, and its respective managers, partners, officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, losses or damages to persons or property, governmental charges or fines, penalties, and costs (including reasonable attorney’s fees) (collectively, “Claim(s)”), in any way arising out of or relating to any Sheer Impact Conference that is the subject of this Terms and Conditions to the extent any such Claim(s) arise out of (i) my negligence, gross negligence or intentional misconduct by me or my agents, or (ii) my violation or breach of any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions or any related act or failure to act by me, including but not limited to the obligation of compliance with applicable laws or regulations.

 

Insurance.  Sheer Impact will not be held liable for any loss, liability, or damage to personal property.

 

Conduct of Behavior.  I acknowledge and agree that Sheer Impact may (at its sole discretion) refuse admission to, or eject from an Sheer Impact Conference, any person (including me) in its absolute discretion, including (without limitation) any person who fails to comply with these Terms and Conditions or who in the opinion of Sheer Impact represents a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the running of the Sheer Impact Conference.  I agree to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by Sheer Impact, approved event planners, and/or the venue owners at the Sheer Impact Conference.

To the fullest extent permitted by law, I assume full responsibility for any damage done to the premises during an Sheer Impact Conference that is a result of my negligence or willful actions or inactions.  For purposes of clarity, Sheer Impact shall not be responsible for damage to guest sleeping rooms or public spaces of the venue not occupied by Sheer Impact; in those instances, the venue shall seek payment for damage from the responsible guest(s).

 

I agree that I will not create any unreasonable disturbance to other guests or meetings, such as excessive noise, inappropriate behaviors or any activity that generates offensive smells.  I understand and acknowledge that the venue reserves the right to remove me from the premise immediately, if I do not comply with venue’s request to reduce or eliminate any such disturbance, in which case, I will be responsible for all payments paid for my participation at the Sheer Impact Conference and Sheer Impact will not refund my registration fee.

 

Crowd Release.  Sheer Impact plans to have photographs and video taken during Sheer Impact Conferences and Sheer Impact may reproduce them in Sheer Impact educational, news or promotional materials.  Images may be used in print, electronic or other formats, including on the Sheer Impact website.  I understand that any and all such images and/or videos will become the property of Sheer Impact and may be displayed, distributed or used by Sheer Impact for any purpose.  By attending an Sheer Impact Conference and by my presence at conference venues, I expressly grant Sheer Impact the right to use my name, image and biography for such purposes and I consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded.  I understand that my participation in Sheer Impact Conferences constitutes my consent and acceptance to such photography, filming and/or recording and to any use, without compensation, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity, of my appearance, voice and name for any purpose whatsoever in connection with the production of the Sheer Impact Conference.  I understand that all photography, filming and/or recording will be done in reliance on this consent given by me by participating in the Sheer Impact Conference.

 

Speaker Terms & Conditions.  In the event that I participate in an Sheer Impact Conference as a speaker, I understand and acknowledge that Sheer Impact may use my name and presentation materials for promoting attendance at the Sheer Impact Conference and I hereby grant a perpetual worldwide royalty free license to Sheer Impact to use any such materials in a manner that is reasonably related to the Sheer Impact’s mission.  Presentation and papers including all associated artwork and illustrations will not be returned unless specifically requested by the author.  The presentation and papers must be objective and completely free of advertising and commercialism.  Sheer Impact may audio and/or videotape the speaker’s session and the recording may be reproduced as part of the overall conference materials.  Sheer Impact may reproduce copies of the speaker’s presentation (e.g. PowerPoint slides or supporting handouts) electronically as part of the overall hand-out materials during the Sheer Impact Conference and/or after the event. Any acknowledgement regarding Copyright or support should be included at the end of the abstract/presentation, as these  may be distributed to the Sheer Impact Conference participants.

 

Material Submissions.  In connection with an Sheer Impact Conference, Sheer Impact may collect my biography, profiles, photos and other materials through its website or other tangible or intangible means.  By submitting such information to us, I expressly (1) give Sheer Impact permission to use such materials for any purpose reasonably related to Sheer Impact’s mission, and (2) represent and warrant that I am the owner of such materials and have the right to permit Sheer Impact to use such material.  I also represent that any and all material submitted to Sheer Impact will be free from defect and will not infringe any rights of other parties.

 

Third-Party Registration.  Registering for an Sheer Impact Conference will require the creation of an account and/or registration through a third-party event software provider (“Event Software Provider”).  I understand that information I provide to an Event Software Provider will be shared with Sheer Impact, but the Event Software Provider may have its own terms and condition, terms of use and privacy policy.  Sheer Impact is not responsible for my account with, or any information I provide to, such Event Software Provider.

 

Other Third-Party Sites.  Sheer Impact’s Website may contain links to third-party websites that are not owned or controlled by us.  Sheer Impact assumes no responsibility for the content, products, services, policies, or practices of any third-party websites.

 

No Third-Party Rights.  No third-party other than me shall have the right to enforce these terms and conditions against the Sheer Impact without the prior written agreement of the Sheer Impact.

 

Ownership.  Unless otherwise specified, all intellectual property rights in and to the Sheer Impact logos, trademarks, copyrights, trade dress, trade names, photos, videos, etc. (collectively, “Sheer Impact Materials”) is owned by Sheer Impact.  I will not copy, modify, publish, distribute, perform, or display such Sheer Impact Materials from Sheer Impact’s website in whole or part in a manner inconsistent with US Copyright Laws.

 

No Incidental or Consequential Damages.  To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sheer Impact excludes: (a) all liability for loss, injury or damage to persons or property at the Sheer Impact Conference; (b) all indemnities, warranties, representations, terms and conditions (whether express or implied); and (c) any actual or alleged indirect loss or consequential loss howsoever arising suffered by me or any loss of profits, anticipated profits, savings, loss of business revenue, loss of business, loss of opportunity, loss of goodwill, or any other type of economic loss (whether direct or indirect). If Sheer Impact is liable to me for any reason, Sheer Impact’s total liability to me in relation to the Sheer Impact Conference (whether under these terms or conditions or otherwise) is limited to the amount of my fees received by Sheer Impact.

 

Waiver and Release.  In consideration for being allowed to participate in an Sheer Impact Conference, I release from liability and waive my right to sue Sheer Impact, its employees, officers, volunteers and agents (collectively “Sheer Impact Parties”) from any and all claims, including claims of the Sheer Impact’s negligence, resulting in any physical injury, illness (including death) or economic loss I may suffer or which may result from my participation in the Sheer Impact Conference, travel to and from the Sheer Impact Conference (including air travel), or any events incidental to the Sheer Impact Conference.

 

I have read these Terms and Conditions, and I am agreeing to it once I complete the registration for the Sheer Impact Conference.  I understand the legal consequences of accepting the Terms and Conditions, including (a) releasing Sheer Impact from all liability, (b) waiving my right to sue Sheer Impact, (c) and assuming all risks of participating in the Sheer Impact Conference, including travel to and from the Sheer Impact Conference (including air travel) or any events incidental to the Sheer Impact Conference.

 

Governing Law; Dispute Resolution.  This Agreement is governed by the law of the State of Colorado without regard to its conflict of laws provisions.  I consent to submit any dispute arising out of, or relating to, my registration of the Sheer Impact Conference to binding arbitration in accordance with the American Arbitration Act to be decided by one arbitrator that is mutually agreed to by the Sheer Impact and me.

 

Accuracy of Registration Information.  I certify that all the information provided as part of my registration materials is true, complete and correct.  I understand that a false or misleading statement or where I have failed to provide complete, accurate and truthful information in my registration materials will be grounds to deny me registration of, or withdraw me from participation in, an Sheer Impact Conference.  In the event I misrepresent my employment status, I may be required to pay additional registration fees to accurately reflect my employment status.