Rules and Regulations for Informa Internet World Wide Web Sites
Informa, its subsidiaries and affiliates (“Informa “) requires that all the visitors to our site(s) on the World Wide Web (the “Site”) adhere to the following rules and regulations. By accessing the Site you indicate your acknowledgment and acceptance of these terms and conditions.
Laws and regulations
User access to and use of the Site is subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations.
The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of Informa and other parties. Users are prohibited from using any Marks for any purpose including, but not limited to use as Metatags on other pages or sites on the World Wide Web without the written permission of Informa or such third party which may own the Marks. All information and content including any software programs available on or through the Site (“Content”) is protected by copyright. Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works or using any Content available on or through the Site for commercial or public purposes.
ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. INFORMA DOES NOT ENDORSE AND IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT MADE THROUGH THE SITE BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN INFORMA. OTHER THAN AS REQUIRED UNDER APPLICABLE CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW, UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCE WILL INFORMA BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A USER’S RELIANCE ON INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE USER TO EVALUATE THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR USEFULNESS OF ANY OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. PLEASE SEEK THE ADVICE OF PROFESSIONALS, AS APPROPRIATE, REGARDING THE EVALUATION OF ANY SPECIFIC OPINION, ADVICE OR OTHER CONTENT.
Limitation of liability
Informa specifically disclaims any liability (whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise) for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the Site, (even if Informa has been advised of the possibility of such damages) including liability associated with any viruses which may infect a user’s computer equipment.
Confidentiality Of User Communications
Except as required by law and in accordance with the Informa Internet Privacy Statement, INFORMA will maintain the confidentiality of all user communications which contain personal user information and which are transmitted directly to Informa. Postings by a user on any message board or in any chat room will not be protected as confidential and Informa may use and provide information contained in any such postings (including any ideas, concepts, know-how or other intellectual property) to any of its parent company, subsidiaries and affiliates for any purpose whatsoever and as deemed appropriate by Informa.
Linked Internet sites
Informa prohibits caching, unauthorised hypertext links to the Site and the framing of any Content available through the Site. Informa reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames and specifically disclaims any responsibility for the Content available on any other Internet sites linked to the Site. Access to any other Internet sites linked to the Site is at the user’s own risk.
Postings [For use in connection with message boards or chat rooms on the Site.]
Informa is under no obligation to review any messages, information or content (“Postings”) posted on the Site by users and assumes no responsibility or liability relating to any such Postings. Notwithstanding the above, Informa may from time to time monitor the Postings on the Site and may decline to accept and/or remove any Postings that contain:
- Any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, profane, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law.
- Advertisements or solicitations of any kind. [Note – This is not applicable for those Sites with message boards containing classified advertisements.]
- Messages posted by users impersonating others.
- Personal information such as messages which state phone numbers, social security numbers, account numbers, addresses, or employer references.
- Messages by non-spokesperson employees of Informa purporting to speak on behalf of Informa.
- Messages that offer unauthorised downloads of any copyrighted or private information.
- Multiple messages placed within individual folders by the same user restating the same point.
- Chain letters of any kind
Transmission of Personal Data
[For use in connection with Sites through which proprietary customer account data may be transmitted.] User acknowledges and agrees that by providing INFORMA with any personal or proprietary user information through the Site, user consents to the transmission of such personal or proprietary user information over international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with Informas standard business practices.
Changes to rules and regulations
Informa reserves the right to revise these Rules and Regulations at any time and users are deemed to be apprised of and bound by any changes to these Rules and Regulations.
Violation of rules and regulations
Informa reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Rules and Regulations, including the right to block access from a particular Internet address to the Site.
Access to password protected/secure areas
Access to and use of password protected and/or secure areas of the site is restricted to authorised users only. Unauthorised individuals attempting to access these areas of the Site may be subject to prosecution.
Users of this Site agree to submit to the laws of New South Wales, Australia.
This Web site is published in Australia for Australian citizens and permanent residents, and relates only to Informa Australia and its affiliates. If you have any interest in Informa Businesses NOT located in Australia, please check your local Informa office to determine if any offers apply to you.
Cancellations and refunds for event registrations
Cancellations must be advised in writing at least 10 days prior to the event. An administration fee of $440 (incl. GST) will be incurred for cancellations. A refund will not be given if a delegate fails to attend or cancels within 9 days prior to the event. Conference notes will be sent to paid delegates who cancel in the non-refund penalty period. Substitutions can be made at any time before the event without penalty.
If you are unable to attend the conference and are purchasing conference papers, they will be delivered to you approximately 2 weeks after the event has taken place provided that your payment has been received. If you are not 100% satisfied with the papers you receive call Customer Services on (+61 2) 9080 4300 and we will arrange for a full refund or substitute.
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the organisers to alter the content and the timing of the programme or the identity of the speakers.