General terms and conditions for the participation at events 

1. Scope of application 

The following terms and conditions regulate all contract relations between the participant and the host Mannheim Forum e.V. (hereafter referred to as “association”). Deviating terms and conditions of the participant do not apply. 

2. Registration 

The registration for the event is exclusively conducted through the association’s registration portal. The association can reject applications which do not fulfil the application requirements, without justification. 

3. Application requirements 

The association can only ensure a participation 

  • if the registration is conducted until March 1st 2018 and 
  • if the information provided by the applicant is complete and valid and  
  • if the payment in full amount has been successfully conducted until 14 days after the application and March 2th 2018 at latest and 
  • if there are tickets left at the time of application.  

4. Effective date of contract 

The contract between participant and association becomes effective with the reception of the registration confirmation.  

5. Scope of service
 5.1 The ticket allows the registered person to participate in the association’s event from March 8th to March 10th 2018. If the participant uses the international day coupon, he/ she is only allowed to participate in the association’s events on March 10th. Only non-German citizens can make use of the international day coupon. The ticket price includes German value added tax. Following services are included with the ticket: 

 5.1.1 Main program 

The main program consists of the program items published on the association’s website www.mannheim-forum.org and consists of presentations, podium discussions and debates. 

5.1.2 Additional program 

The participation at the event does not necessarily represent an admission for participating in company workshops, focus workshops, career talks, speed dating, corporate discussions, the speaker lounge or other program items that are not part of the main program. For these program items, a separate application is necessary. The association’s company partners select the participant for company workshops, corporate discussions, career talks and speed dating. The association may support partners in their selection process. The association’s focus workshop speakers select the workshop participants. The association may support workshop partners in their selection process.  

5.1.3 Surrounding program
Possibly, there are capacity constraints for our surrounding program (Dinner Event and Mannheim Forum Night). Participants would be informed and depending on the circumstances a participation might not be possible. The association has the right to exclude misbehaving participants from the surrounding program. 

5.1.4  Catering
During the event, the association provides catering. 

5.2 Changes to the event schedule
The association may substitute previously announced speakers and make changes to the event schedule while keeping the general character of the event. 

5.3 If the execution of the event is impossible due to force majeure or disturbances at the event’s location, the association informs the participants immediately. Participants are not entitled to a refund of ticket, travel, accommodation or further costs incurred, unless such costs are a direct result of the association’s gross negligence. 

6. Privacy Policy 

 6.1 The applicant agrees that his personal data provided is being stored by the association and its service partners and used for the association’s activities. 

6.2 The applicant allows the association to share personal information, including the curriculum vitae, with speakers and partners in case of an application for the additional program. 

6.3Some partners are also given access to selected participant data. 

6.4 Further disclosure of the participant’s personal information is excluded. 

6.5 Personal data will be stored by the association until a written revocation is sent to the association: Schloss, Postfach 9, 68131 Mannheim or widerruf@mannheim-forum.org. 

7. Lability 

The event is being prepared and executed by qualified speakers and personnel. The association is not liable for the topicality, validity, or completeness of accompanying information material or the execution of the event. 

8. Applicable law, place of jurisdiction and place of fulfilment 

German law is applicable. As far as legally admissible, Mannheim, Germany, represents the place of jurisdiction and place of fulfilment. 

9, Right of revocation for consumers 

Participants, whose application cannot be associated with their commercial or self-employed activities (§ 13 German Civil Code BGB), have the right to revoke their registration without justification within 14 days of receiving the registration approval. There are no costs of revocation. Revocations have to be sent to Schloss, Postfach 9, 68131 Mannheim or widerruf@mannheim-forum.org. 

The right of revocation expire if the event has started and the participant has participated in it.