PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. THIS IS A BINDING CONTRACT.
Welcome to wintermusicconference.com (the “Site“).
Global Conference Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates (“WMC,” “us,” “we,” “our”) provide website access, features, content and services to you subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”). The Terms govern your use of and access to the Site, as well as any of our affiliated websites (together with the Site, the “Sites”) and any services, features and content offered by us on or through the Sites (the “Services”). You may use the Sites and Services only on the condition that you abide by these Terms. Therefore, it is crucial that you read and comprehend these Terms.
By using the Sites and/or the Services, you are representing you are 18 years of age or older and are legally capable to enter into contracts. If you are under 18, you may use the Sites and/or the Services only with the involvement of a parent or guardian. We will not be liable for any damages that may result from misrepresentation of age by a user of our Sites and/or Services.
MODIFICATION OF THE TERMS
We reserve the right to change, update, delete or add to the Terms at any time without notification to you. Any changes to the Terms will be effective immediately upon posting, and any continued use by you of the Sites and/or the Services after changes have been posted constitute your acceptance to those changes. It is your responsibility to review the Terms and applicable policies periodically for changes.
All text, designs, graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, service names, technical documentation, product information, visual interfaces, images, photographs, trademarks, sounds, music, videos, streaming content, software and artwork (collectively, “Content“), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, “look and feel” and arrangement thereof, contained on the Sites and/or the Services is owned or controlled by us, or licensed to us, and is protected by trade dress, copyright, patent and trademark laws and various other intellectual property rights and unfair competition laws. All other trademarks not owned by us that appear on the Sites and/or the Services are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by us.
YOU MAY NOT copy, use, republish, download, post, publically display, transmit, reproduce or distribute in any way the Content (or any portion thereof) in any manner without our prior express written permission, unless expressly permitted in the Terms. Nothing on the Sites should be construed as granting, by implication, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Content displayed on the Sites or on, or through, the Services, without the prior express written permission of the Content owner. We enforce our intellectual property rights to the fullest extent permitted by law. Any unauthorized attempt to copy or modify the Content, or to circumvent or defeat any of the security features designed to protect the Content, is strictly prohibited.
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While we try to provide you with the most up-to-date and accurate information, we do not guarantee, and explicitly disclaim any responsibility for the accuracy, availability or currentness of information and other Content available on the Sites and/or the Services, or any websites that link to or from the Sites and/or the Services.
As part of the Services, we may provide interactive tools such as email services, bulletin boards, discussion forums and tools that enable you to communicate with us or other users of the Site (the “Communication Services”). You are solely responsible for all information, opinions, descriptions, photos, profiles, graphics, videos, tags, messages, comments, texts and all other information and materials that you upload, publish, privately transmit, or otherwise share through the Communication Services (the “User Content”), so please do not share or post any private or confidential information or materials. We cannot guarantee that other users will not use the ideas or other information you share. We reserve the right, without limiting any other rights or remedies available to us, to edit or remove any User Content from any of the Communication Services at any time and for any reason without your consent or notification.
You represent and warrant that your User Content:
Will not defame, harass, harm or threaten any users or any other third party;
Will not advocate or incite any illegal activity;
Will not contain any false, inaccurate or misleading information, materials or links to websites;
Will not contain any materials, information, or links to websites that infringe or violate the rights of any third party, including, without limitation, any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, rights of publicity, rights of privacy, or that violate any other laws or regulations;
Will not contain any private information of any third parties;
Will not contain any viruses, trojan horses or other harmful codes or programs that may damage the operations of any system or unlawfully intercept data or personal information
Will not impersonate another person or entity or falsely claim an affiliation with any person or entity; and
Will not advertise, solicit or attempt to sell any products or services or attempt to use the Communication Services for any commercial purpose or make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials. You shall not collect, attempt to collect or store any personal information of others through the Communication Services.
By submitting User Content through any of the Communication Services, you grant us an irrevocable, perpetual, non-excusive, royalty free, freely transferrable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, copy, sell, publically display, transmit, publically perform, create derivative works of, reformat and distribute your User Content for any purpose without compensation to you.
WMC is not liable for the contents of any User Content made available through the Communication Services and has no responsibility to monitor or evaluate the User Content. You understand that by visiting the Sites or using the Services, you may be exposed to content that you may consider to be offensive, indecent or objectionable. Under no circumstances will WMC be liable in any way for any User Content including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any User Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, transmitted or otherwise made available on the Sites or through the use of the Sites or the Services.
Your User Content, and the contents of all of your Comments and other online communications (including without limitation chat text, voice communications, IP addresses and your personal information) may be accessed and monitored as necessary to provide the Services and may be disclosed: (i) when we have a good faith belief that we are required to disclose the information in response to legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena); (ii) to satisfy any applicable laws or regulations; (iii) where we believe that the Sites or Services are being used in the commission of a crime, including to report such criminal activity or to exchange information with other companies and organizations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction; (iv) when we have a good faith belief that there is an emergency that poses a threat to the health and/or safety of you, another person or the public generally; and (v) in order to protect the rights or property of WMC, including to enforce the Terms. By entering into the Terms, you hereby provide your irrevocable consent to such monitoring, access and disclosure.
We do not intend to create or imply any endorsement of any of the User Content nor do we verify or vouch for such content.
DMCA NOTIFICATION AND TAKE DOWN PROCEDURES
It is our policy to block or remove any User Content and other materials on the Sites and/or made available on or through the Services that we believe in good faith infringes the intellectual property rights of others.
If you are a copyright owner who believes that your rights have been violated by any materials, content or information on the Sites and/or made available on or through the Services, please send a notice containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
a. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
b. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works on the Sites and/or the Services;
c. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit WMC to locate the material;
d. Information reasonably sufficient to permit WMC to contact you, such as an address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which you may be contacted;
e. A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
f. A statement that the information in the notification is accurate and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Upon notification, we will remove or disable access to the infringing material and notify the user that it has removed or disabled access to the material.
If the user believes in good faith that the material that was removed is either not infringing, or that the user has the right to post and use such material from the copyright owner or pursuant to the law, the user must send a counter-notification containing the following information to the Designated Agent listed below:
a. A physical or electronic signature of the user;
b. Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access to has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or disabled;
c. A statement that the user has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or a misidentification of the material; and
d. The user’s name, address, telephone number, and, if available, e-mail address and a statement that such person or entity consents to the jurisdiction of the Federal Court for the judicial district in which the user’s address is located, or if the user’s address is located outside the United States, for any judicial district in which WMC is located, and that such person or entity will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of the alleged infringement.
If a counter-notification is received by the Designated Agent, we may send a copy of the counter-notice to the original complaining party informing that person that it may replace the removed material or cease disabling it in 10 business days. Unless the copyright owner files an action seeking a court order against the content provider, member or user, the removed material may be replaced, or access to it may be restored in 14 business days or more after receipt of the counter-notice, solely at our discretion.
It is our policy to terminate repeat infringement offender’s access to the Site and the Services, and we reserve the right to do so.
Please contact our Designated Agent at the following address:
201 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 800
Miami, Florida 33131
WE MAY DISCONTINUE OR SUSPEND OUR SITES, SERVICES OR YOUR ACCESS
WMC reserves the right to add, change, modify, suspend or discontinue (temporarily or permanently) any portion of the Sites and/or the Services, in its sole discretion, at any time with or without notice. In addition, we may impose limits on any portion of the Sites and/or the Services or restrict your access to portions of or the entire Site and/or Services in our sole discretion without notice or liability.
We have the right to restrict, deactivate, suspend or terminate your access to the Sites and/or the Services, including the deletion of your account (when applicable) and all related information in your account, at any time and for any reason without giving you prior notice. We will not be liable to you for any of these actions.
You understand that if you violate any of the Terms, we reserve the right, without limiting any other remedy available in law or equity, to revoke your right to use the Sites and/or the Services and to use any technological, legal, operational or other means available to enforce the provisions of these Terms, including blocking IP addresses.
You are responsible for any Internet connection and/or telecommunication fees and charges that you incur when accessing the Sites and/or the Services, or any portion thereof.
When you visit the Sites, use the Services or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically, and you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on the Sites. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
We welcome your comments and feedback. All communications and comments submitted to us by e-mail, through the Sites or any of our affiliated websites are non-confidential.
Any comments and feedback can be sent to [email protected].
All comments, feedback, suggestions, ideas and other submissions that you disclose, submit or offer to us in connection with your use of the Sites and/or the Services, such as your suggestions regarding improvements that we make to the Sites and/or the Services (collectively, “Comments”), will become our exclusive property. Such disclosure, submission or offer of any Comments shall constitute an assignment to us of all worldwide rights, title and interest in all patent, copyright, trademark and all other intellectual property, and other rights whatsoever in and to the Comments and a waiver of any claim based on moral rights, unfair competition, breach of implied contract, breach of confidentiality and any other legal theory relating to submissions. Thus, we will own exclusively all such rights, title and interest and shall not be limited in any way in the use, commercial or otherwise, of any Comments. You should not submit any Comments to us if you do not wish to assign such rights to us. We are and will be under no obligation to: (i) maintain any Comments in confidence; (ii) pay to you, or any third party, any compensation for any Comments; or (iii) respond to any Comments. You are and shall remain solely responsible for the content of any Comments you make. By sending us Comments or any other content, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to such or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit or otherwise distribute such Comments and content and grant us the right to do the same. You hereby irrevocably waive any claims based on moral rights and similar theories, if any. We reserve the right to use any Comments.
To use certain features of the Sites and/or the Services, you may be directed to register and/or create a user profile or account (“Account”). You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your Account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your Account or password. We will take commercially reasonable security precautions to ensure information you provide to us is safe, but no measures are completely secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you provide to us on or through the Sites and/or the Services at any time.
As part of the registration process, you may be asked to submit your name, address, email address, date of birth and/or similar information and to select a password. You agree that all information you provide to WMC for purposes of creating an Account or otherwise registering (“Registration Information”) will be true, accurate, current and complete and your failure to provide such information shall constitute a breach of the Terms and may result in the immediate termination of your Account. You shall (i) promptly update your Registration Information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete; and (ii) maintain the confidentiality of your password.
In registering and/or creating an Account, YOU SHALL NOT: (a) select or use the email address or user name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person; (b) use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization; (c) use an email address or user name that is profane, offensive or otherwise inappropriate; or (d) allow any other party to use your Account and/or password except as set forth herein.
YOU MAY NOT SHARE OR TRANSFER YOUR ACCOUNT. You may not disclose your password to anyone. You agree to immediately notify WMC by sending an email to [email protected] of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft or unauthorized disclosure of your password. You understand and agree that you shall be liable for all activities that occur under any Account created for your use, even if such activities were not committed by you. WMC is not responsible for any loss or damage arising from your failure to maintain the confidentiality of your password.
We reserve the right to refuse service, terminate Accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in our sole discretion at any time, for any reason, without notice. For example, if we have reasonable grounds to suspect your Account Information is fraudulent or inaccurate, we may suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites and/or Services.
WMC will not be liable for any damages or loss resulting from the removal of any User Content from the Sites and/or the Services. You may cancel your Account at any time and cancellation will take effect immediately. WMC reserves the right to temporarily or permanently restrict or block access to the Sites and/or the Services to any users who have had their Accounts cancelled.
LIMITED LICENSE TO USE SITE AND SERVICE
Subject to these Terms, you are granted a limited, non-sub licensable right to use and access the Sites and the Services and all content contained therein for your personal, non-commercial, and informational use only. The foregoing license grant does NOT include the right for you to: (i) publish, publicly perform or display, or distribute to any third party any content, including reproduction on any computer network or broadcast or publications media; (ii) market, sell or make commercial use of the Sites and Services or any content; (iii) systematically collect and use any data or content including through the use of any data spiders, robots, or similar data gathering, mining or extraction methods; (iv) make derivative uses of the Sites and the Services or the content; or (v) use, frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any portion of the Sites and the Services (including the images found on the Sites or any text or the layout/design of any page or form contained on a page). All modifications and enhancements to the Sites and Services remain the sole property of WMC.
Any unauthorized use of the Sites and/or the Services terminates the permission or license granted by us and may violate applicable law including copyright laws, trademark laws (including trade dress), and communications regulations and statutes.
You are granted a limited, revocable and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of the Sites so long as the link does not portray WMC, the Sites, or its products or Services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter or does not otherwise create an implication of endorsement by us. You may not use WMC’s name, likeness, logo(s) or other proprietary graphic(s) or trademark(s) as part of the link without express written permission. If you place a link to the Site(s) on a third party website, you must adhere to WMC’s linking policy as follows: (i) the appearance, position and other aspects of the link may not be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with WMC and/or its licensors’ names and trademarks; (ii) the appearance, position and other attributes of the link may not create the false appearance that your organization or entity is sponsored by, affiliated with, or associated with WMC; (iii) when selected by a user, the link must display the Site(s) on full-screen and not within a frame on the linking site; and (iv) WMC reserves the right to revoke its consent to the link at any time and in its sole discretion.
THIRD PARTY CONTENT AND SERVICES
The Sites and Services are operated from the United States. We do not represent or warrant that the Sites and/or the Services (or any part thereof) are appropriate or available for use in any particular country other than the United States. In choosing to access the Sites and/or the Services you do so at your own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local laws, rules and regulations.
IF YOU ARE A USER ACCESSING THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES FROM ANY OTHER COUNTRY WITH LAWS OR REGULATIONS GOVERNING PERSONAL DATA COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE THAT DIFFER FROM THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THROUGH YOUR CONTINUED USE OF THE SITES AND/OR SERVICES, YOU ARE TRANSMITTING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION TO THE UNITED STATES AND YOU CONSENT TO THAT TRANSMISSION. ADDITIONALLY, YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE TRANSMITTED TO AND PROCESSED IN COUNTRIES (INCLUDING THE UNITED STATES) WHERE LAWS REGARDING PROCESSING PERSONAL INFORMATION MAY BE LESS STRINGENT THAN IN YOUR COUNTRY.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS FOR YOUR USE, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND THOSE ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WMC MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, CURRENTNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF, THE SITES OR THE SERVICES. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. WMC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITES, AND/OR THE SERVICES AT THE TIMES OR LOCATIONS OF YOUR CHOOSING; THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; AND THAT THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS ARISING AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
To the maximum extent permitted by law, in no event shall WMC or any of its subsidiaries, sponsors or affiliates, together with its respective directors, officers, shareholders, employees and agents, be liable for any direct, incidental, indirect, consequential, special, punitive or exemplary damages of any kind, including, without limitation: (i) lost revenues or profits; (ii) loss of business or loss of data; (iii) loss or damage to any personal property including computer, mobile phone or other device that is in any way related to our Sites or Services, your use of the Sites and/or the Services available on our Sites or Services, even if WMC and/or its subsidiaries, sponsors or affiliates have been advised of the possibility of such damages; or (iv) for any claim, loss or injury based on errors, omissions, interruptions or other inaccuracies in our Sites and/or Services, including, without limitation, as a result of breach of any warranty or other term of the Terms, the use or inability to use the Sites or Services, the software, unauthorized access to or alternation or your transmissions of data, statements or conduct of any third party on the site, any other matter relating to the Sites or the Services. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusions may not apply to all users; in such states liability is limited to the fullest extent permitted by law.
WMC’S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE SHALL NOT EXCEED ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100). YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR ANY PROBLEMS OR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITES OR THE SERVICES IS TO TERMINATE YOUR ACCOUNT AND DISCONTINUE USE OF THE SITES AND/OR THE SERVICES.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold WMC, and its successors and assigns, and any affiliated companies, subsidiaries or sponsors and their respective officers, directors, affiliates, agents and employees, harmless from and against any and all claims, actions, proceedings and suits and all related liabilities, losses, damages, judgments, settlements, penalties, fines, costs and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs) arising out of or relating to (i) your use or misuse of the Sites and/or the Services, (ii) your breach or alleged breach of the Terms including, without limitation, a breach or alleged breach of any representation or warranty by you in the Terms; (iii) your violation of any law, rule, regulation or rights of others in connection with your use of the Sites or the Service, or (iv) any infringement, violation or misappropriation of any copyright, trade secret, or any other intellectual property rights or the violation of any property or privacy right arising from any of the User Content that you post or otherwise transmit on the Sites and/or Services.
GOVERNING LAW; JURISDICTION
The Terms shall be governed by, and will be construed under, the laws of the United States of America and the law of the State of Florida, without regard to choice of law principles. All disputes arising out of or related to your use of the Sites and/or the Service shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located within Miami-Dade County, Florida and you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts.
Relationship of Parties. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and WMC as a result of the Terms or your use of the Sites or the Services.
Assignment. WMC may assign the Terms, in whole or in part, to any person or entity at any time with or without your consent. You may not assign the Terms without WMC’s express prior written consent, and any unauthorized assignment by you shall be null and void.
Severability. If any of the provisions of the Terms is found to be invalid or unenforceable, then that provision shall be construed in a manner consistent with applicable laws to reflect, as nearly as possible, the original intentions of the parties, and the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.
Attorneys’ Fees. In the event any litigation is brought by either party in connection with the Terms, the prevailing party in such litigation shall be entitled to recover from the other party all the reasonable costs, attorneys’ fees and other expenses incurred by such prevailing party in the litigation.
No Waiver. Our failure to enforce any provision of the Terms shall in no way be construed to be a present or future waiver of such provision, nor in any way affect the right of any party to enforce each and every such provision thereafter. The express waiver by us of any provision, condition or requirement of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of any future obligation to comply with such provision, condition or requirement.
Notices. All notices given by you or required under the Terms shall be in writing and addressed to: [email protected], unless otherwise specified herein.
Equitable Remedies. You hereby agree that WMC would be irreparably damaged if the Terms herein were not specifically enforced, and therefore you agree that we shall be entitled, without bond, other security, or proof of damages, to appropriate equitable remedies with respect to breaches of the Terms, in addition to such other remedies as we may otherwise have available to us under applicable laws.
All questions and concerns regarding the Terms should be directed to