NAFCD & NBMDA reserves the right to change, amend, add or remove any of the Terms & Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should become invalid, the remaining will continue to be valid and apply. These Terms & Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors).
The views expressed by any attendee, speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor are not necessarily those of NAFCD & NBMDA. All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of all individual or corporate presentations, marketing collateral, and/or advertising.
Code of Conduct
We are committed to creating a safe, productive, and welcoming environment that is inclusive and free from discrimination, regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other protected categories under applicable law.
All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, service providers, and all others must abide by the following policy.
- Be considerate of those around you.
- Be respectful of others and their viewpoints that may be different from your own.
- Be collaborative with others.
- Be mindful of your words and actions.
Unacceptable behaviors may include, but are not limited to:
- Offensive or unwanted behavior or language related to, but not limited to, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, transgender status, age, disability, veteran or marital status, or any other similar categories.
- Visual harassment, such as sexual images OR sexual language including in presentations, PowerPoint etc.
- Sexual harassment of any kind, such as unwelcome sexual advances or words/actions of a sexual nature.
- Wearing attire that includes harmful or offensive language or imagery that is not appropriate for a professional setting.
- Disruption of presentations during sessions or events organized by NAFCD or NBMDA throughout the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention.
- Abusive action directed at an individual, such as threats, intimidation, or bullying, both online and/or in-person.
- Sharing your NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention registration credentials with any other person(s).
- Making event content available to a competitor of NAFCD or NBMDA.
- Possession of a weapon or something that could be construed as a weapon both online and/or in-person.
- Possession or mention of illegal substances both online and/or in-person.
- Inappropriate comments or stalking of fellow attendees.
- Nudity is prohibited.
- Any other illegal activity not already covered above.
NAFCD & NBMDA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you are the subject of, or witness to any violations, you can contact us by sending an email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior:
Unacceptable behavior will not be tolerated and could result in debarment from current, and/or any future NAFCD or NBMDA events. If a participant is found or reasonably believed to be engaging in unacceptable behavior, NAFCD or NBMDA may take any action they deem appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the event without warning or refund. If appropriate, local law enforcement may get involved.
Liability Waiver & Release
In consideration of being allowed to register for and participate in NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, you hereby warrant and represent that you are age 18 or above and freely waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue NAFCD, NBMDA, the NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention or any of their members, employees, board members, agents, or volunteers for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage, or property theft or actions of any kind that you may hereafter suffer or sustain before, during, or after the event, unless said expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage or property theft or actions of any kind is caused by the sole, gross negligence of NAFCD or NBMDA. This Liability Waiver & Release is specifically binding upon your heirs, successors and assigns and is knowingly given.
On occasion, you may be photographed, video-taped, or audio-taped in connection with NAFCD & NBMDA activities. As a participant of the NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention, you agree that NAFCD & NBMDA is the sole owner of all rights in and to the resulting photographs, video footage and recordings, for all purposes related to NAFCD & NBMDA’s business (both now and in the future). Your name and likeness may be used by NAFCD & NBMDA in advertising and promotional materials. Participants shall receive no compensation or royalties for appearance in any materials.
As part of your registration of the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention, NAFCD & NBMDA will share the data you provide NAFCD & NBMDA with third party vendors in order to process your registration, to make you aware of goods and services you may be interested in, to perform analytics on behalf of NAFCD or NBMDA, in connection with NAFCD or NBMDA and for such other purposes as NAFCD or NBMDA may approve from time to time.
Cancellation by NAFCD + NBMDA
If for any reason beyond NAFCD & NBMDA’s control NAFCD & NBMDA determines that the NAFCD + NBMDA Annual Convention must be cancelled, shortened, delayed, dates changed, or otherwise altered or changed, Participant understands and agrees that NAFCD & NBMDA shall not refund the registration fees paid and that all losses and damages that Participants may suffer as a consequence thereof are their responsibility and not that of NAFCD & NBMDA or its directors, officers, employees, agents or subcontractors. Participants understand that it may lose all monies it has paid to NAFCD & NBMDA for participation in NAFCD & NBMDA Annual Convention, as well as other costs and expenses it has incurred, including travel, lodging, etc.
Cancellation by Registrant
A $95 processing fee will be deducted for registration cancellations emailed to email@example.com and received by Friday, October 1, 2021. No refunds will be issued after Friday, October 1, 2021.