Who We Are
S & L Solutions Event Management Inc. (hereinafter, "S & L", "we", "us" and "our"), a corporation incorporated pursuant to the federal laws of Canada, produces various conferences and events both online via videoconference and in-person.
Your Agreement with Us
By registering for and/or attending a conference offered by S & L, whether online via videoconference or in-person (a "Conference"), the registrant/attendee (hereinafter "you" or "your") confirms that he/she/they have read and accepted, and agrees to be legally bound by these terms of service (the "Terms"). If you do not wish to be bound by these Terms, please do not register for, or attend the Conference.
Registering on Behalf of Another
If you are registering on behalf of another person it is your obligation to make sure that the person attending is aware of these Terms and accepts them. By completing and submitting the registration form you are representing and warranting that you have made the person attending aware of these Terms and that they have accepted these Terms.
Changes to These Terms
The most current version of these Terms is available for review at any time on our conference website. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to update, change or replace any part of these Terms by posting updates and changes to our conference website. It is your responsibility to check our conference website periodically for such changes. Registration for and attendance at the Conference constitutes acceptance of those changes by you.
Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability, Indemnity, Covid-19 Waiver and Release
Disclaimer: Except as may be expressly provided herein, S&L makes no warranties of any kind or nature, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of any services.
Limitation of Liability and Exclusion of Damages: Under no circumstances will any of S & L, its shareholders, directors, officers, employees or contractors (collectively, the "Releasees"), be liable for consequential losses or indirect or special damages of any kind, regardless of whether such liability is based on breach of contract, tort, strict liability, breach of warranties, failure of essential purpose or otherwise, and even if advised of the likelihood of such damages, or for any loss or damage arising from the cancellation of the Conference. This Agreement does not impose any obligation or liability upon any person or entity other than the parties hereto. Further, the Releasee’s total liability under these Terms shall not exceed the total registration fees paid to S & L by you in relation to the Conference giving rise to the said liability. This Agreement does not impose any obligation or liability upon any person or entity other than the parties hereto.
Indemnity: You hereby agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend the Releasees from and against any action, suit, claim, demand, proceedings, liability, damage, loss, cost and expense (including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees) (collectively, "Claims") which may be made or brought against the Releasees, or which any of them may suffer or incur as a result of or in relation to any breach of the Terms by you.
Acknowledgment of COVID-19 Risks: The COVID-19 pandemic has created heightened risks for individuals who attend Conferences in-person. You, on your own behalf and on behalf of your respective heirs, executors, administrators, personal legal representatives, assigns and next of kin (collectively, "Legal Representatives"), covenant, acknowledge and agree as follows:
Assumption of Risk: You are fully aware that your participation in an in-person Conference poses risks and dangers related to COVID-19 including an increased risk of infection. You voluntarily, knowingly and freely assume all such risks and dangers even if caused by the negligence or wilful acts or omissions of S & L or the other Releasees.
COVID-19 Waiver and Release: You hereby waive all rights to make or bring any Claims related to COVID-19 which you or your Legal Representatives have or may in the future have against the Releasees (or any of them) and hereby release and forever discharge the Releasees (and each of them) from any and all Claims and liability for or in respect of any COVID-19 related illness, infection, personal injury, or death as a result of or related to their participation in an in-person Conference due to any cause whatsoever including, but not limited to, negligence, wilful acts or omissions, breach of contract, breach of any government guidelines or breach of any statutory or other duty of care by any of the Releasees or any other person.
It is possible at any time to request a participant replacement. If another individual will be attending the Conference in your place, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the contact information for the new attendee so that we can ensure that they have all the Conference documentation and an identifying badge with their information.
Your Attendance at the Conference
You are responsible for advising us at the time of making your booking regarding any special access requirements you require at the Conference.
You are responsible for arranging your own appropriate insurance coverage in connection with your in-person attendance at the Conference. Attendees shall not canvass, promote, advertise or solicit for business in a manner which, in our sole discretion, is deemed unacceptable. We, in our sole discretion, and without any liability or obligation to refund, reserve the right to refuse admittance to or to eject from the Conference anyone that we determine: is behaving in a manner that could disrupt, hinder or cause a nuisance to the Conference or to the enjoyment of any other person or partner at the Conference; represents a security or health & safety risk to the Conference or to any person or partner; and/or fails to comply with, or is likely to fail to comply with, these Terms.
Changes, Cancellation or Postponement of the Conference by S & L
We try to make sure that the Conference agenda, speakers, sessions, venue and dates are correct at the time of publishing. Circumstances beyond our control may necessitate substitutions, alterations, postponements, or cancellations to the content, format, themes, name, performers, hosts, moderators, venue, timing or dates of the Conference. We reserve the right to do so at any time and will not be liable to you for any cost incurred by you as a result (including, without limitation, travel, accommodation and other expenses).
We will endeavour to notify you as soon as reasonably practicable of any substitutions, postponements, or changes by posting the updated information on the Conference website. If the in-person portion of the Conference is cancelled by S & L, we will provide you with an online ticket and refund the difference between the in-person and the online ticket fee. Full refunds will not be provided if the Conference will be provided online via videoconference.
If the Conference is postponed, we will provide you with substitute passes to the Conference at a later date. No refunds will be provided if the Conference is postponed. In the unlikely event of cancellation of the Conference, our total aggregate liability to you is limited to the refund of registration fees actually paid by you that remain after credit card and payment processing fees have been incurred and deducted. In no event will we be liable to you for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by you as a result of the cancellation.
It is possible that the Conference and/or some of the services may not be available at any given time due to (a) power or server outages or issues (b) update or maintenance periods (c) as a result of war, acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disasters; (d) epidemic or pandemic; (e) terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war, threat of or preparation for war, armed conflict, imposition of sanctions, embargo, or breaking off of diplomatic relations; (f) nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom; (g) any law or any action taken by a government or public authority; (h) collapse of buildings, re, explosion or accident; (i) any labour or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts; (j) non-performance by suppliers or subcontractors; (k) interruption or failure of utility service and/or (l) electronic or communications failure. We will make reasonable efforts to provide you with notice of interruption to the services or the Conference. Where the services are unavailable for reasons beyond the control of S & L, we shall have no liability to you.
In no event shall S & L be liable if Conference is, in whole or in part, cancelled, rescheduled or postponed, or for any failure or delay to perform our obligations under these Terms, if such event results from anything beyond our reasonable control (for example (a) power or server outages or issues (b) update or maintenance periods (c) as a result of a war, acts of God, flood, drought, earthquake or other natural disaster; (d) epidemic or pandemic; (e)terrorist attack, civil war, civil commotion or riots, war, threat of or preparation for war, armed conflict imposition of sanctions, embargo, or breaking off of diplomatic relations; (f) nuclear, chemical or biological contamination or sonic boom; (g) any law or any action taken by a government or public authority; (h) collapse of buildings, re, explosion or accident; (i) any labour or trade dispute, strikes, industrial action or lockouts; (j) non- performance by suppliers or subcontractors; and (k) interruption or failure of utility service , (l) electronic or communications failure y) or anything else that renders performance of the event, in whole or in part, impracticable, illegal or impossible.
Occasionally there may be information within the S & L Content that contains typographical errors, inaccuracies or omissions, including but not limited to product description errors, pricing errors, content errors, and other matters.
S & L reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions, and to change or update information or cancel orders if any information is inaccurate at any time without prior notice to you (including after you have submitted your order).
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Province of Ontario and the federal laws of Canada applicable therein (but without giving effect to any conflict of laws rules). The parties hereto agree that the Courts of Ontario shall have jurisdiction to entertain any action or other legal proceedings based on any provisions of the Agreement. Each party hereto does hereby attorn to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of the Province of Ontario.