Conditions for Participation

The following terms and conditions shall apply to the contracts between the Organizer Maschinenbau-Institut GmbH and the individual registrant ("Contract Party"). They apply to the exclusion of any other provision or rule. Deviating terms and conditions are inapplicable.

1 Registration: We recommend to register well in advance.  Payment: After the event you will receive an invoice from the Organizer Maschinenbau-Institut GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany.

2 Liability: The Organizer in the fulfillment of its contractual obligations shall be liable only for its own intentional or grossly negligent acts or any such acts committed by its legal representatives and/or agents. The Organizer shall be fully liable in the case of a breach of a fundamental condition of contract, if attributable to slight negligence, however, limited to the reasonably foreseeable damage which is intrinsic to the contract. The liability of the Organizer or its statutory representatives or of its agents for damage related to culpable injury to life, limb or health as well as with respect to their adherence to guarantees promised remains unaffected.

3 Cancellation: The Organizer plans the resources to be made available on the basis of the registrations received. When speakers, event premises, catering, etc. are booked, the Organizer must make binding commitments well in advance to ensure a high level of quality at reasonable cost. This is why registrations for an event are final and binding. If a registration is withdrawn, however, the following cancellation charges will apply:

  1. Withdrawal until 14/09/2015 = free of charge
  2. Withdrawal between 15/09/2015 & 30/10/2015 = 50% of total cost
  3. Withdrawal on or after 30/10/2015 = 100% of total cost

A substitute participant from the same company may be nominated free of charge. The Contracting Party is entitled to prove that the damage incurred by the Organizer is less.

4 Changes in the schedule: The Organizer reserves the right to change the original schedule in exceptional circumstances. Should the event be cancelled for previously unforeseeable reasons, the Contracting Party shall be informed forthwith. In such a case, the Organizer’s liability shall be limited to paying back the fees already received. Furthermore, Art. 2 shall apply.

5 Sound and image recording: Audio and image recording during an event shall require the prior written approval of the Organizer. The same shall apply mutatis mutandis for any subsequent use of sound and image recordings made at any event. The Contracting Parties agree that image and sound recordings of their person, made by the Organizer, can be used free of charge.

6 Data protection notice/declaration of consent: Data of the Contracting Party is stored and/or processed within the strict limits imposed by the German Federal Data Protection Act. Data is stored and/or processed solely for the purpose of implementing and accounting for the registration as well as for providing the Contracting Party with information on the range of services offered by VDMA e.V. and Maschinenbau-Institut GmbH.

Unless otherwise indicated by the Contracting Party, the VDMA e.V. and Maschinenbau-Institut GmbH will thereupon inform the Contracting Party by surface mail, email, fax or telephone about their services and upcoming events. The Contracting Party may withdraw its consent any time.

7 Severability clause: If a provision of this agreement is or becomes wholly or partially invalid, the validity of the remaining provisions of the agreement shall not be affected.


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