T&Cs

Terms & Conditions

GT OR/& GTF Terms & Conditions

The below T&C apply to all Global Thinkers Ltd (‘GT’) & Global Thinkers Forum Ltd (‘GT OR/& GTF’) operations, activities and agreements, unless otherwise specified in writing.

www.globalthinkersforum.org is a websites operated by Global Thinkers Forum Ltd (Company No. 7968380) and its affiliates (i. Global Thinkers Ltd Company No. 7254816). ‘GT OR/& GTF’ provides news, interviews, features, information about and registration to ‘GT’ & ‘GT OR/& GTF’ events, workshops, seminars, also promotional opportunities, newsletters, information on sponsors, partners and speakers profiles and is also a platform and environment for offline networking and information sharing. Its services and the Global Thinkers Forum Ltd services are subject to terms and conditions set out below. Please read them carefully.

This, Terms of Use Agreement (the “Agreement”) describes the terms and conditions applicable to your dealings with Global Thinkers Ltd & Global Thinkers Forum Ltd and the use of the ‘GT OR/& GTF’ websites which is identified by the uniform resource locators www.globalthinkers.com and www.globalthinkersforum.org (the “Sites” or “‘GT OR/& GTF’”). This Agreement is entered into between you as the client or user of the Sites (the “User”), advertiser (the ‘User’), sponsor of events (‘the User’) and Global Thinkers Forum Ltd/or Global Thinkers Ltd, an affiliate company.

1. Application of and Acceptance of Terms and Conditions

1.1 For purposes of this Agreement, a “User” is any person who accesses the Sites for whatever purpose, regardless of whether said User has registered with ‘GT OR/& GTF’ as a registered User or whether said User is a paying customer, advertiser or sponsor for a specific service and event provided by ‘GT OR/& GTF’. A User includes the person using this Sites and any legal entity which may be represented by such person under actual or apparent authority.

1.2 By accessing or using the Sites or entering into an agreement with Global Thinkers Forum Ltd or Global Thinkers Ltd you hereby agree to accept the terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement as a User. You also agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement with respect to your participation to Global Thinkers and Global thinkers Forum events, your access or use of this Sites and any further upgrade, modification, addition or change to this Sites. If you do not accept all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, please do not use these Sites.

1.3 This Agreement describes the terms and conditions for the use of ‘GT OR/& GTF’ and applies to all ‘Users’, in addition to any terms and conditions that may be applicable to any specific Service provided.

1.4 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ reserves the right to modify and amend this Agreement or any term or condition, at any time, for any reason and without prior notice. However, ‘GT OR/& GTF’ must post the amended and restated Agreement on the Sites. The amended and restated Agreement shall be effective immediately upon posting. This Agreement was last amended on June 14, 2013. Posting by ‘GT OR/& GTF’ of the amended and restated Agreement and your continued use of the Sites shall be deemed to be acceptance of the amended terms. This Agreement may not otherwise be modified, except in writing by an authorized officer of ‘GT OR/& GTF’.

1.5 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ reserves the right to suspend or terminate, at its discretion and without prior notice, any user’s account if he/she fails to comply with or violates the following terms of use as well as the rules and guidelines set out by ‘GT OR/& GTF’.

2. Terms of Service and User Conduct

2.1 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is made available for both individual and corporate use. However companies and any other legal entities wishing to use the Sites, must provide information on their legal representative and his/her power to act on their behalf.

2.2 Since ‘GT OR/& GTF’ also provides a platform and environment for professional networking, if users enter into agreements of any kind, with other users through the Sites, ‘GT OR/& GTF’ or/and any ‘GT OR/& GTF’-organised events are not a contracting party to these agreements and cannot in any case be held liable or accountable in regard to these agreements.

2.3 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ reserves the right at any time and from time to time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Sites or the GT/GTF Services (or any part thereof) with, or without prior notice. You agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the online Service.

2.4 Your participation in ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is based upon the assumption that all information you provide regarding yourself is truthful and accurate. Misleading or false information constitute a sufficient reason for terminating your user access.

2.5 Pseudonyms and/or alias are prohibited. Falsely misrepresenting your identity, including the use of pseudonym or alias, or your profile information will cause the suspension or termination of your usage of ‘GT OR/& GTF’.

2.6 You acknowledge that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ reserves the right to change general practices and limits at any time, in its sole discretion, without prior notice.

2.7 You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials (“Content”), whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person/User from which such Content originated.

2.8 As a “User” of this Sites, you are GT OR/& GTF entirely responsible for all Content that is uploaded, made available, posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Service. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ does not control the Content posted via the Service and, as such, does not ensure, support or guarantee the accuracy, integrity, reliability or quality of such Content, nor does ‘GT OR/& GTF’ endorse opinions expressed by Users.

2.9 As a “User” of this Sites, you understand and agree that by using this Service, Content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable may be encountered. Under no circumstances will ‘GT OR/& GTF’ be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any Content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, emailed or otherwise transmitted via the Service.

2.10 As a User of this Sites, you agree to not knowingly or intentionally use ‘GT OR/& GTF’ to:

A. Upload, make available, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, abusive, harassing, or otherwise objectionable;

B. Harm minors in any way;

C. Impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a ‘GT OR/& GTF’ employee, moderator or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;

D. Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers including copyright management information in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Service;

E. Upload, make available, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual agreement or relationship;

F. Upload, make available, post, email or otherwise transmit any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, intellectual property, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party, whether personal, corporate or governmental;

G. Upload, make available, post, email or otherwise distribute or transmit any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail”, “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “multi-level marketing” or any other form of solicitation, except in those areas or groups that may be designated for such purpose;

H. Upload, make available, post, email or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;

I. Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to “scroll” faster than other users of the Service are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real time exchanges;

J. Interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service;

K. Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law; or

L. “Stalk”, unreasonably disturb or otherwise harass another User.

2.11 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ does not pre-screen Content and Users agree to evaluate and bear all risks associated with the making available of, downloading or use of any Content. Users further agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ and its designees have the right (though not the obligation), in their sole discretion, to refuse or remove any Content, available via the Service, and/or deny further access. Without limiting the foregoing, ‘GT OR/& GTF’ and its designees reserve the right to remove any Content that violates the terms of this agreement, or is otherwise objectionable or because it may infringe or violate any party’s privacy.

2.12 Users of this Sites are prohibited from distributing, displaying or publishing in any form, electronic or print, any content from the Sites GT OR/& GTF websites or the names of any users without the express consent of ‘GT OR/& GTF’ or without crediting ‘GT OR/& GTF’, nor can Users share, transmit or sell any content on the Sites with anyone who is not a User of ‘GT OR/& GTF’, for whatever reason.

2.13 Users of this Sites are prohibited from monitoring, data-mining, or copying ‘GT OR/& GTF’’s web pages or any content within the Sites, nor collecting, archiving, trading or selling any personal data or communications about other Users.

2.14 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ prohibits the use of any robot, spider, Sites search or retrieval application, or any other device to copy, retrieve, archive or index any portion of the Sites.

2.15 While GT OR/& GTF encourages you, as a User of this Sites, to refer friends, family, colleagues, and others to use the Service, you may do so only through methods that are consistent with the terms and conditions of your Internet service providers as well as prevailing standards of acceptable Internet use and behavior. In particular, you are prohibited from using the Service, name, trademarks, or other intellectual property of ‘GT OR/& GTF’ in conjunction with the sending of unsolicited email, or cause to be used ‘GT OR/& GTF’’s equipment, network connectivity, or other resources to originate, deliver, relay, or otherwise transmit unsolicited email messages. You are prohibited from engaging in any of these prohibited activities by using the service of any other provider, third-party agent, remailing service, or address forwarding service, in such a way that ‘GT OR/& GTF’’s network addresses or ‘GT OR/& GTF’s-hosted Web or email services are in any way identified as being associated with the sending of unsolicited email. Other prohibited methods of advertising or promoting your involvement with ‘GT OR/& GTF’ include multiple postings of messages to Usenet newsgroups, mailing lists, chat rooms (including IRC, AIM, ICQ, or other interactive chat services) or other online forums. Incidents of “spamming” or similar inappropriate behavior should be reported to ‘GT OR/& GTF’ officials.

2.16 Recognizing the global nature of the Internet, you, as a User of this Sites, agree to comply with all rules for local areas regarding online conduct and acceptable Content.

2.17 As a User of this Sites, you agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the country in which you reside.

3. Materials provided or posted on ‘GT OR/& GTF’

3.1 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ does not claim ownership of the materials, in any format including, but not limited to, text, images, photographs, audio, or video, that you provide to ‘GT OR/& GTF’ (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Services or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private community, (each a “Submission” and collectively “Submissions”).

3.2 However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting (“Posting”) a Submission, you are subject to the privacy provisions provided herein and automatically grants ‘GT OR/& GTF’, its affiliated companies and sublicensees permission to use a Submission in connection with the operation of GT OR/& GTF businesses (including, without limitation, all ‘GT OR/& GTF’ Services), including, without limitation, the transferable, non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, fully sub-licensable right and license to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; to publish your name in connection with your Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of
the Services.

3.3 As a User of this Sites, you additionally warrant that each person depicted or recorded in such Submissions, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Submissions as set forth in these Terms of Service, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Submissions, or that their consent is not required by law for the uses described above.

3.4 No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of a Submission, as provided herein. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and ‘GT OR/& GTF’ may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

3.5 By Posting a Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in these Terms of Service including, without limitation, all the rights necessary to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions, or that you have a license to such rights, or that such rights are covered by fair use.

3.6 As a User of this Sites, you agree to indemnify and hold ‘GT OR/& GTF’, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Content you make available, submit, post to or transmit through the Service, your use of the Service, your connection to the Service, your violation of the present Terms of Use, or a violation of any rights of another party.

3.7 The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other means to obtain access to information from other persons, World Wide Web Sites or resources. Because ‘GT OR/& GTF’ has no control over such persons, Sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is not responsible for the availability of such external Sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such Sites or resources.

3.8 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ shall not be responsible or liable, directly or
indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any Content, goods or services available on or through any such Sites or resource as set out in 3.7.

4. Dealings with professionals, advertisers, sponsors

4.1 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ Users, sponsors, partners and advertisers acknowledge and agree that any correspondence or business dealings with professionals of any kind or field of specialty, including but not limited to, transfer of information, counselling of any kind, transmission of references, as well as participation in promotions of advertisers, found on or through the Service, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between GT OR/& GTF Users, sponsors, partners and advertisers, and such professional or advertiser.

4.2 As a User of this Sites, you agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings with professionals as set out in 4.1 or as the result of the presence of such professionals or advertisers on the Service or ‘GT OR/& GTF’ event attendants/participants/speakers/sponsors or partners.

4.3 As a User of this Sites, you agree that you and the other party – whether another User of ‘GT OR/& GTF’ or not – engaged in any transaction or deal through ‘GT OR/& GTF’, are solely responsible for all interactions with each other, for arranging for payment, customer service and the exchange and fulfillment of the goods or services purchased, and for the results of the transaction and for all applicable taxes. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is in no way responsible for any failure to pay any amounts due or to deliver any merchandise as promised or to provide any kind of services as agreed upon, or for any other aspect of the transaction.

4.4 As a User of this Sites, you acknowledge and agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ does not guarantee in any case, the execution or outcome of any agreement whatsoever between a User of this Sites‘ GT OR/& GTF and any third party, or the quality of any services provided or promised, nor does GT OR/& GTF caution credentials or specifics posted by any User and pertaining to (but not limited at) professional activity, academic curriculum etc.

4.5 Users should exercise caution in providing contact information or personal information to the other party and in making personal contact with the other party. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is not responsible for the actions of any of its Users, and this Service is provided AS-IS and at your own risk.

4.6 Both parties to a transaction are responsible for determining if the transaction is illegal or otherwise does not fully comply with applicable law.

5. GT OR/& GTF EVENTS

5.1 Sponsorship of ‘GT OR/& GTF’ events is non-refundable unless otherwise agreed in writing.

5.2 GT OR/& GTF may (at its sole discretion) change the format, speakers, content, venue location and programme or any other aspect of the Conference at any time and for any reason, whether or not due to a Force Majeure Event, in each case without liability. Force Majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of GT OR/& GTF, which prevents or impedes the holding of the GT OR/& GTF, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc., earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, supplier or contractor failure, venue damage or cancellation, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of GT OR/& GTF.

5.2.1 In case of Force Majeure, the GT OR/& GTF organisers have the right to alter or cancel the GT OR/& GTF event without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by the Global Thinkers or Global Thinkers Forum team as soon as reasonably possible. GT OR/& GTFGT OR/& GTFGT OR/& GTFGT OR/& GTF shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the GT OR/& GTF. Furthermore, sponsorships or registration fees will not be reimbursed by GT OR/& GTF, GT OR/& GTF reserves the right to retain delegate fees as a contribution to all venue and administrative costs incurred.

5.3 In case of any necessary changes relating to force majeur, as in 4.8 & 4.8.1, GT OR/& GTF agrees to offer to all sponsors, advertisers and professionals who have already proceeded with payments same opportunities and benefits of equivalent financial value during other GT OR/& GTF events.

5.4 To the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law, GT and GT OR/& GTF shall not be liable to you as a Participant in any GT OR/& GTF event for any loss, delay, damage or other liability incurred resulting from or arising in connection with the cancellation or date change of the Conference howsoever arising or any venue change. Parties acknowledge and agree that all liability of GT and GT OR/& GTF is expressly excluded.

5.5 A Participant in any GT OR/& GTF event acknowledges that he/she has no right to lodge damage claims against the GT OR/& GTF organizers should he/she not be able to attend the conference due to cancelled or delayed travel means caused by Force Majeure. With his/her reservation, the participant accepts this proviso. Travel insurance is not included and Participants are therefore advised to take out their own personal/travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the conference does not cover individuals against cancellations or theft or damage to belongings.

5.6 GT OR/& GTF may (at its sole discretion) refuse admission to, or eject from the event, any person in its absolute discretion, including (without limitation) any person who fails to comply with these terms and conditions or who in the opinion of GT OR/& GTF represents a security risk, nuisance or annoyance to the running of the event. You agree to comply with all reasonable instructions issued by GT OR/& GTF or the venue owners at the event.

5.7 Although details are correct at time of going to print, GT and GT OR/& GTF reserve the right to make unavoidable changes to the programme or speaker identity.

6. Privacy Policy and Data Protection

6.1 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ shares your concerns about personal privacy. Through the Service provided by ‘GT OR/& GTF’, and through other contact with us, ‘GT OR/& GTF’ may collect personal information and data including, but not limited to, application and web Sites usage data, viewing data, file transfer and e-mail data, and personal contact information such as e-mail addresses, mailing addresses and phone numbers.

6.2. ‘GT OR/& GTF’’s applications and websites may use technological facilities for tagging and tracking including, but not limited to, Web cookies, login usernames and other technologies to track and correlate data.

6.3 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ makes every effort to keep ‘GT OR/& GTF’ a trusted and safe environment, but it cannot be held liable should content that you, a User of this Sites, has posted on our websites that is viewable by members be copied or distributed elsewhere.

6.4 Access to your private user information is limited to webmasters and management of ‘GT OR/& GTF’. No other employees, contractors or third parties will have access to this information without your express permission.

6.5 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ Service does not rent, sell, share or in any way disclose personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you requested, when GT OR/& GTF has your express permission, or under the following circumstances: A. GT OR/& GTF provides the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with ‘GT OR/& GTF’. These companies may use your personal information to help ‘GT OR/& GTF’ communicate with you about offers from ‘GT OR/& GTF’ and our marketing partners. However, GT OR/& GTF does not grant these companies any independent right to share this information; B. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ responds to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise its legal rights or defend against legal claims; C. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ believes it may be necessary to access, preserve and disclose the contents of your account or share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of ‘GT OR/& GTF’’s terms of use, or as otherwise required by law; D. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ will have to transfer information about you if the ‘GT OR/& GTF’ Service is transferred to, acquired by or merged with another company.

6.6 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ will use reasonable efforts to comply with this privacy policy and will take prompt corrective action when we become aware of any failure to comply with this privacy policy.

6.7 GT OR/& GTF sometimes releases beta versions of our products, which are further refined before the release of the final version. Because these products are still in a test phase, GT OR/& GTF may not always catch an unintended privacy issue, despite the best efforts to do so. As such, your feedback on any privacy concerns is welcome.

6.8 In light of the information set out in Section 5.7, and because of the complex and constantly changing nature of GT OR/& GTF’s technology and business, ‘GT OR/& GTF’ does not guarantee error-free performance under this privacy policy. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ shall not be liable for any incidental, consequential or punitive damages relating to this privacy policy.

6.9 The GT OR/& GTF privacy policy may change from time to time, and any changes are binding on Users. GT OR/& GTF encourages you to visit this privacy policy from time to time to review the most updated policies.

6.10 The personal information provided by Users will be held in a database. GT OR/& GTF will periodically send Users information about other directly related products. Users may opt out or select “contact preferences” when registering on the GT OR/& GTF websites. If a User has any questions about how GT OR/& GTF uses personal data, or if a User would like to be removed from the GT OR/& GTF database, please contact GT OR/& GTF.

6.11 NO PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF THIRTEEN ARE PERMITTED TO USE ‘GT OR/& GTF’.

6.12 USE OF ‘GT OR/& GTF’ IS CONTINGENT UPON ACCEPTANCE OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL OF THE TERMS IN IT.

7.’GT OR/& GTF’’s Proprietary Rights, Copyright and Trademarks

7.1 As a User of these Sites, you acknowledge and agree that the Service, the ‘GT OR/& GTF’ brand, logo, design, websites, and any necessary software contain proprietary or/and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws.

7.1.1 You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Service or advertisers may be protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws.

7.1.2 Except as expressly authorized in writing by ‘GT OR/& GTF’, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service, the ‘GT OR/& GTF’ Sites, in whole or in part.

7.2 ‘GT OR/& GTF’ grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the Service; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Service.

7.3 As a User of this Sites, you, agree not to access the Service by any means other than through the interface that is provided by ‘GT OR/& GTF’ for use in accessing the Service.

7.4 Global Thinkers Forum Ltd and its affiliates and licensors own and retain all rights in the ‘GT OR/& GTF’ websites and service, which contain proprietary and confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. “‘GT OR/& GTF’” is a trademark of Global Thinkers Forum Ltd.

7.5 All content on ‘GT OR/& GTF’ is copyright of Global Thinkers Forum Ltd.

7.6 Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the material and integrity of the analysis presented at our events, GT and GT OR/& GTF accept no liability for the content. All registered copyrights, trademarks and logos remain the explicit property of the registered owners.

7.7 Global Thinkers Forum is a term directly related to www.globalthinkersforum.org, it is a trademark registered with the USPTO Reg No 4,323,589 and registered under the UK Copyright Service No. 285428 & No. 292581 and Great Britain & Northern Ireland Registered Trademark No. 2631374

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

GLOBAL THINKERS FORUM LTD AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENCORS, PARTNERS, SUPPLIERS, CONSULTANTS AND AG­ENTS DISCLAIM ANY RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, CONTENT, COMPLETENESS, LEGALITY, RELIABILITY OR OPERABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION OR MATERIALS DISPLAYED ON THE SITES. THE SERVICE AND ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY INFORMATION, MATERIALS OR SERVICES OF ANY KIND OBTAINED OR ACCESSED THROUGH ‘GT OR/& GTF’ WEBSITES), PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED THEREIN, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER.

‘GT OR/& GTF’ EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW ALL EXPRESS, IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHER WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF PROPRIETARY RIGHTS. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, (ii) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE, (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE ACCURATE OR RELIABLE, (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, INFORMATION, OR OTHER MATERIAL PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS, AND (v) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE WILL BE CORRECTED. YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. YOU AGREE TO HOLD HARMLESS AND INDEMNIFY ‘GT OR/& GTF’ FROM AND AGAINST ANY THIRD PARTY CLAIM ARISING FROM OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES AND SITES, INCLUDING ANY LIABILITY OR EXPENSE ARISING FROM ALL CLAIMS, LOSSES, DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL), SUITS, JUDGMENTS, LITIGATION COSTS AND ATTORNEY’S FEES OF EVERY KIND AND NATURE. ANY MATERIAL DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM ‘GT OR/& GTF’ OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.

ALL REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS WILL BE MADE TO HOLD THE GT AND GT OR/& GTF EVENTS (FORUM, SEMINARS, WORKSHOPS, SYMPOSIUMS, AWARDS CEREMONY, OTHER) AND TO PRESENT ITS PROGRAMME AS SCHEDULED UNDER CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH ASSURE THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF ALL PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR GUESTS. HOWEVER, GT AND GT OR/& GTF RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY THE PROGRAMME, UNILATERALLY AND WITHOUT NOTICE. NEITHER GT AND GT OR/& GTF, NOR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AGENTS, SHALL BE HELD LIABLE BY ANY PERSON AS A RESULT OF THE CANCELLATION OF THE EVENT OR ANY OF THE ARRANGEMENTS, PROGRAMMES OR PLANS CONNECTED THEREWITH, OR FOR ANY INJURY, DAMAGE OR INCONVENIENCE WHICH MAY BE SUFFERED BY ANY PERSON WHILE TRAVELLING TO OR FROM, OR DURING SUCH PERSON’S PRESENCE AT GT AND GT OR/& GTF EVENTS IN CONNECTION WITH THESE EVENTS. PARTICIPANTS AND THEIR GUESTS ARE ADVISED TO PURCHASE THEIR OWN INSURANCE AGAINST ANY SUCH OCCURRENCES. ANY LITIGATION STEMMING FROM THE ABOVE CONTRACT WILL BE TRIED UK COURTS AND UNDER UK LAW EXCLUSIVELY.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT ‘GT’ AND ‘GT OR/& GTF’ AND GLOBAL THINKERS LTD AND/OR GLOBAL THINKERS FORUM LTD SHALL UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES BE LIABLE TO YOU, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF ‘GT OR/& GTF’ HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (i) THE USE, MISUSE OF, OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, OR THE INTERRUPTION, SUSPENSION, TERMINATION OF THE ‘GT OR/& GTF’ SITES (INCLUDING SUCH DAMAGES INCURRED BY THIRD PARTIES); (ii) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (iii) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (iv) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (v) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE AND TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

8.Termination

8.1 You agree that ‘GT’ or/and ‘GT OR/& GTF’, in its sole discretion, may, immediately and without prior notice, terminate your user access, registration, password, account (or any part thereof) or all use of the Service, and remove and discard any Content within the Service, for any reason, including, without limitation, for lack of use or if ‘GT OR/& GTF’ believes that you have violated or acted inconsistently with the letter or spirit of the Terms of Use. ‘GT’ or/and ‘GT OR/& GTF’ may also in its sole discretion and at any time discontinue providing the Service, or any part thereof, with or without notice. You agree that any termination of your access to
the Service under any provision of these Terms of Use, may be effected without prior notice, and acknowledge and agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ may immediately deactivate or delete your access and all related information and files in your user access and/or bar any further access to such files or the Service. Further, you agree that ‘GT OR/& GTF’ shall not be liable to you or any third-party for any termination of your access to the Service.

8.2 ‘GT OR/& GTF’’s proprietary rights, disclaimer of warranties, indemnities, limitations of liability and other provisions of these terms and conditions continue after termination of your access or usage. ‘GT OR/& GTF’ will not be liable to you or any third-party for this termination. If your user access is terminated, you may not re-enter ‘GT OR/& GTF’ without express permission from ‘GT OR/& GTF’.

9. Governing Law, Jurisdiction, General Provisions

9.1 These terms of use constitute the entire agreement between you and ‘GT’ or/and ‘GT OR/& GTF’ with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersede and replace all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. Any waiver of any provision of the terms and conditions by a party will be effective only if in writing and signed by a party.

9.2 These terms and conditions will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions or your actual state or country of residence. The parties agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in England, United Kingdom. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision or portion of these terms and conditions to be unenforceable, the remainder of the terms and conditions will continue in full force and effect. You shall not assign these terms and conditions or assign any rights or delegate any obligations hereunder, in whole or in part, whether voluntarily or by operation of law, without our prior written consent. Any such purported assignment or delegation will be null and void and of no force or effect. Without limiting the foregoing, under no circumstances shall ‘GT’ or/and ‘GT OR/& GTF’ be held liable for any delay or failure in performance resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces, or causes beyond its reasonable control, including, without limitation, Internet failures, computer equipment failures, software failures, telecommunication equipment failures, other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, floods, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals, non-performance of third parties, or loss of or fluctuations in heat, light, or air conditioning.

9.3 You and ‘GT’ or/and ‘GT OR/& GTF’ agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the UK. The failure of GT or/and ‘GT OR/& GTF’ to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the aforementioned Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision, and all other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect. You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred. The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.

10. Content

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