Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions for participants of Qt DevCon


I.          SCOPE

 

The following terms (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms”) apply to contracts for the sale of tickets for (hereinafter referred to as Tickets) and the participation in the conference QT DevCon (hereinafter referred to as the “Conference”) between KDAB (Deutschland) GmbH (hereinafter referred to as the “KDAB”) and the purchaser of such Tickets (hereinafter referred to as Attendee). Counter-confirmations by Attendee quoting its own terms of business or terms of purchasing are hereby rejected. Terms deviating from these Terms shall only be valid if they have been confirmed in writing by KDAB.

 

II.         CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT AND SIGN-UP

 

Attendee submits a binding offer by signing up for the Conference. The contract will be concluded when KDAB collects or debits the payment. Attendee hereby waives its right to receive any acceptance of the offer.

 

Attendee may sign up to the Conference via KDAB’s Conference website or by letter, fax, e-mail or telephone. 

 

III.       TICKET CATEGORIES AND PAYMENT

 

The Ticket categories and Ticket prices are identified on the Conference website. The prices at the time of the purchase shall be definitive. The purchase price shall be due for payment immediately upon conclusion of the contract. Attendee shall pay the amount specified in its purchase order by credit card, PayPal or direct debit if payment by direct debit is possible on the Conference website. KDAB will accept the credit cards listed on the website. Fulfilment shall not take place in all cases until the amount has been credited to KDAB's account.

 

Tickets and any associated fees are non-refundable and Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be reproduced, resold or upgraded, unless otherwise specified in these Terms. 

 

IV.       SARS-CoV-2 / COVID-19

 

The Conference has been arranged and scheduled in the COVID-19 pandemic climate. This means that there are many potential issues outside of KDAB’s control. KDAB will endeavor to offer Attendee the Conference uninterrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic but cannot be held liable for any issues that arise as a direct consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic such as implications of lockdown, sickness of any presenters or KDAB’s employees/volunteers and any restrictions that might now or in the future be introduced by the state and federal governments.

 

Excluded from participating in the Conference are

 

-           individuals with contact to COVID-19 cases within the last 14 days,

-           individuals with acute, non-specific general symptoms and respiratory symptoms of any severity,

-           individuals under quarantine.

 

KDAB is entitled to permit Attendee to attend the conference only if Attendee submits appropriate proof of a negative result of a COVID-19 test, a complete vaccination against COVID-19 or the existence of a previous infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, in accordance with the official directives or statutory regulations in force at the time of the Conference. Stricter official requirements imposed by federal, state or local regulations for attending conferences or similar events remain unaffected.

 

Attendees who are excluded from attending the Conference for the reasons given above remain obliged to pay the ticket fee and are therefore not entitled to a refund of the ticket fee paid. Further claims are excluded.

 

In order to ensure compliance with the protective and hygiene measures prescribed by law, KDAB is entitled to restrict the number of persons in the entire Conference area or parts thereof. KDAB may therefore temporarily deny customers access to the entire Conference area or parts thereof. 

 

KDAB is entitled to require the Attendee to wear a mouth/nose covering, FFP-2 mask or medical face mask in the entire Conference area in accordance with the official directives or statutory regulations in force at the time of the Conference.

 

KDAB is entitled to register visitors who enter the Conference area in accordance with the official regulations or statutory provisions in force at the time of the Conference, in order to enable the identification of contacts in the event of a subsequently identified COVID 19 case among visitors.

 

KDAB may cancel, postpone or implement the Conference via online-services only in accordance with Section VI. below.

 

V.        TICKETING. CONFERENCE.

 

Attendee will receive an email from KDAB with the Ticket for it to print, a so-called Print@home Ticket. Access to the Conference will only be possible with this Print@home Ticket. Print@home Tickets will not be returnable once they have been purchased.

 

Attendee agrees to abide by all fire, safety, and health regulations of the local, city and state, where the Conference is held. Attendee must comply with all applicable federal, state, local laws and ordinances, as well as KDAB’s policies and procedures as set forth below or as may be provided or explained to Attendee. Attendees in violation of such rules and/or who behave in an unsafe or careless manner while attending the conference may be asked to leave and be barred from returning without refund of the Attendee’s registration fee. KDAB reserves the right to deny entry to the Conference or remove from the Conference any person who is behaving or threatening to behave in a manner in which KDAB, in its sole and absolute discretion, considers to be disruptive of the Conference or to its attendees.

 

The Conference is carefully prepared and implemented by qualified speakers. KDAB does not assume any liability for the timeliness, accuracy and completeness with regard to the Conference contents, the Conference documents and the usability of the Conference for professional or personal purposes of the Attendee.

 

Attendee agrees not to make any recordings of or use live streaming applications or flash photography at or during any and all panels, presentations, screenings or stage performances at the Conference without the express written permission of KDAB. 

 

VI.       INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS. PROGRAM CHANGES. FORCE MAJEURE. POSTPONEMENT. CANCELLATION. ONLINE ONLY.

 

If the Conference cannot be held due to an insufficient number of participants, the participants will be informed immediately. Cancellation due to insufficient number of participants will be made no later than two weeks before the event. The event fee will be refunded in such cases.

 

KDAB shall use its reasonable efforts to implement the Conference in accordance with the event overview as described on the event website. Nevertheless, KDAB reserves the right to make necessary changes to the Conference program while maintaining the overall character of the Conference, in particular to replace announced speakers by others and to change the venue, provided that this is reasonable for the participants and the alternative venue is at least equivalent (e.g. conference rooms of equal or higher quality in the same city or region).

 

If a hindrance is caused by a non-appearance of a speaker or disruptions at the event location as well as in cases of "force majeure" (these are cases such as war, revolutions, strikes, natural disasters or pandemics that are beyond KDAB’s sphere of influence), KDAB may implement the Conference as a mere online-event or may postpone the event to a reasonable new date, whereby an alternative date for non-seasonal events within the next 12 months is generally considered reasonable. If an event cannot be held within a reasonable period of time or if the "force majeure" lasts longer than three months, KDAB may cancel the event and Attendee will receive a refund of the event fee, if paid.  If Attendee is an entrepreneur and the cancellation is due to force majeure, any fee already paid will not be refunded. A claim for compensation of travel and accommodation costs as well as loss of working hours is excluded, unless such costs arise due to grossly negligent or intentional behavior on the part of KDAB. KDAB commits itself to do everything reasonable to contribute to the elimination or limitation of any disruptions in performance that may occur. Refund claims of a participant due to merely temporary disruptions of an event (especially in case of digital events) are excluded.

 

VII.      ONLINE CONFERENCE

 

If Attendee participates online in the Conference, Attendee will receive access data for the Conference upon or following the conclusion of the contract. Attendee shall keep the access data secret and must not disclose it to any third party.

 

Liability for access manipulation by third parties for the security, integrity or availability of networks, other servers, software and data of third parties as well as for malicious software of third parties is excluded. KDAB’s liability is also excluded if the Conference is not accessible via the Internet due to technical or other problems beyond KDAB’s control (fault of third parties, culpable behaviour of a participant, misuse). Furthermore, KDAB shall not be liable for specific data throughput rates and data traffic capacities or the bandwidths available for the individual servers. The same applies to deficiencies in the access possibilities of third parties for which we are not responsible. KDAB also expressly advises Attendee that data protection for data transmission in open networks such as the Internet cannot be comprehensively guaranteed according to the current state of the art. Attendee is therefore informed that under certain circumstances third parties may be technically able to intervene in the network security without authorization and to view the communication traffic. Any liability resulting from this is excluded.

 

VIII.     CANCELLATION INFORMATION FOR CONSUMERS

 

1.         Right to Cancel

 

In the event of Attendee being a consumer as defined in § 13, BGB [German Civil Code], Attendee will have the right to cancel within 14 days, without stating any reason, his or her declaration of intent to conclude a contract by using the cancellation form made available by KDAB or by issuing an explicit declaration to KDAB (e.g. by letter, e-mail message or fax). For the said deadline to be deemed observed, it will be sufficient for the cancellation form to be sent in due time, or for the said declaration to be issued to KDAB in due time. The period for cancellation will commence upon conclusion of the contract but not prior to notification of the consumer by KDAB in accordance with statutory requirements (§ 312 {j}, Clause 2, BGB, in conjunction with Article 246a, § 1, Clause 1, Sentence 1, Nos. 1, 4, 5, 11 and 12, EGBGB [Introductory Law to the German Civil Code]). Cancellation within the cancellation period shall be possible only until the point in time at which the relevant Ticket or ticket-voucher code expires, i.e. at the end of the opening hours on the final day of the Conference.

 

The cancellation declaration shall be sent to:

 

KDAB (Deutschland) GmbH,

Reuchlinstraße 10-11,

10553 Berlin,

Phone:            +49 30 5213 254 70

Fax:                 +49 30 5213 254 99

eMail:             info(at)kdab.com

 

2.         Consequences of Cancellation

 

In the event of the right to cancel being effectively exercised, the relevant tickets or ticket-voucher codes will be blocked so that entry to the Conference will not be possible.

In the event of cancellation having become effective, KDAB will refund the ticket price already paid by the consumer promptly, but no later than 14 days.

 

For the consumer, the cancellation period will commence on the date of dispatch of the cancellation form or otherwise on the date of issue of the above declaration; for KDAB, the cancellation period will commence upon receipt of the said form or declaration.

The method used for refunding the ticket price already paid will be at the discretion of KDAB. No charge will be incurred by the consumer.

 

IX.       LIABILITY

 

KDAB shall accept liability for malice and gross negligence. In the event of minor negligence, KDAB shall only be liable for breach of major contract duties, in particular the main obligations under the contract. In the event of minor negligence, KDAB shall accept liability for typically foreseeable damages, but not for consequential damages and subject to a maximum of 10 times the value of the purchase order. KDAB's liability for damages resulting from death, physical injury or health impairment caused by negligent breach of duty by the user or malicious or negligent breach of duty by a legal representative or agent of the user shall be excluded from the above limitations of liability.

 

X.        PLACE OF PERFORMANCE AND PLACE OF JURISDICTION

 

The place of jurisdiction for any and all legal disputes arising from the contract shall be Berlin if the parties to the contract are businesspeople, legal entities under public law or public-law special funds or at least one of the parties to the contract does not have its general place of jurisdiction in the Federal Republic of Germany or moves its normal place of residence or normal place of business from the Federal Republic of Germany after the conclusion of the contract or its place of residence or personal whereabouts are not known at the time the lawsuit is filed. KDAB shall also be entitled to file lawsuits at the Attendee's general place of jurisdiction. The place of performance for all duties arising from this contract shall be Berlin.

 

XI.       APPLICABLE LAW

 

The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall be exclusively applicable; the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall be excluded.

 

XII.      CONCLUDING PROVISION

 

If one or more provisions in this contract should be or become invalid in whole or in part, the remainder of the contract shall remain in force. Any invalid provisions shall be replaced by provisions which come as close as possible to the objective intended by the parties.