11-14 September 2011. Liverpool, UK - Global Leaders Congress 2011 - Global Solutions to Global Challenges

1. The definitions and rules of interpretation in this paragraph shall apply in these terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”). and, where used, in the Guiding Principles of Constructive Engagement.

2. The following terms shall have the following meanings:

a. “Business Day” shall mean any day that is not a Saturday, a Sunday or other day on which commercial banks are required by law to be closed in London, Paris or New York;
b. “Cancellation Period” has the meaning set out in paragraph 7;
c. “Congress” means the Rights and Humanity Global Leaders Congress in Liverpool 11-14 September 2011;
d. “Contract” means the contract formed between you and Rights and Humanity upon Registration (as defined below), and that will include these Terms and Conditions, the Registration Form (as defined below), Registration terms or steps set forth on the Congress page on the Website (as defined below) (or any other information set out on the Congress page of the Website), the Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement and the Privacy Policy (as defined below);
e. “Delegate” means a person whose Registration has been accepted by Rights and Humanity and who is due to attend, or attends, the Congress;
f. “Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement” means the guiding principles set out on the Congress page on the Website and which form a part of this Contract;
g. “Organisers” mean Rights and Humanity and its organising partners for the Congress;
h. “Privacy Policy” means the policy governing Rights and Humanity’s use of any personal data provided by you to Rights and Humanity and which is accessible on the Website;
i. “Registration” means the act of registering your interest to attend the Congress and payment of the Registration Fee either
i. in accordance with any terms or registration steps set forth on the Congress Website or Rights and Humanity’s main website
ii. in accordance with any instructions or conditions set forth in the Registration Form;
j. “Registration Fee” has the meaning set out in paragraph 6;
k. “Registration Form” means the registration form for the Congress, to be completed either online or by post and sent to the address set forth in the Schedule to the present Terms and Conditions;
l. “Rights and Humanity” means UK Association of Rights and Humanity as further detailed in the Schedule to these Terms and Conditions;
m. “Terms and Conditions” has the meaning set out in paragraph 1;
n. “Website” means either the Global Leaders Congress website www.rightsandhumanityGLC.org or Rights and Humanity’s main website www.rightsandhumanity.org
o. “you” means the person that will be bound by the Contract with Rights and Humanity upon Registration, and “your” and “yours”
shall be construed accordingly.

3. In these Terms and Conditions:
Headings in these Terms and Conditions shall not affect their interpretation;
A “person” includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality);
The Schedule forms part of the Terms and Conditions;
A reference to a statute or statutory provision is a reference to it as it is in force for the time being, taking account of any amendment, extension, or re-enactment and includes any subordinate legislation for the time being in force made under it;
A reference to “writing” or “written” includes faxes but not e-mail;
Any obligation in the Terms and Conditions on a person not to do something includes, without limitation, an obligation not to agree, allow, permit or acquiesce in that thing being done;
The singular includes the plural and vice versa, unless the context otherwise requires; and
Whenever the words “include”, “includes”, “including” or “in particular” (or similar derivates) are used, they are deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”.

4. By submitting a completed Registration Form or an online Registration via the Registration Page of the Global Leaders Congress Website, you are formally agreeing to these Terms and Conditions, the Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement and the Privacy Policy.

5. These Terms and Conditions shall: apply in conjunction with the Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement and any terms set out in the process for Registration; and prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained, or referred to, in the Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement, Registration documentation (or specification or other document), or implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.

6. The full registration fee, as set out in the fee structure on (i) the Congress page on the Website; and (ii) the Registration Form (“Registration Fee”), is due upon booking. Having submitted the booking, you accept responsibility for full payment of the Registration Fee without prejudice and will be held personally liable for its full payment.

7. In accordance with EU regulations, if you are an individual booking online for yourself rather than for a business, you have the right to cancel the booking within 7 Business Days (“Cancellation Period”) and to receive a full refund. A cancellation of a booking within this period must be sent by email to congress@rightsandhumanity.org quoting the date of booking, the name of the person making the booking and, if applicable, the WorldPay transaction ID. A full refund will then be made and the costs of making such refund will be borne by you.

8. Rights and Humanity reserves the right to treat your Registration Fee as a donation: - in the case of a cancellation by you after the Cancellation Period; and
- where the Cancellation Period has not expired but you do not cancel prior to 11 September 2011 or, if a different date, the commencement of the Congress.

9. Rights and Humanity reserves the right to accept or decline any booking or part thereof at any stage.

10. In light of the restricted number of places available and Rights and Humanity’s policy of ensuring balanced representation, it may not be possible to proceed with your registration if the quota for a sector is already full. In the circumstances that Rights and Humanity declines a booking on such grounds, full reimbursement will be made of the Registration Fee already paid and the costs of making such refund will be borne by Rights and Humanity.

11. The Registration Fee constitutes the consideration paid for one Delegate to attend the Congress from 11 September 2011 to and including 14 September 2011. Each Delegate will receive:
- one Delegate’s pass for four days, commencing on 11 September 2011 and ending at lunch time on 14 September 2011; - Congress documentation; - refreshments and lunch on 12, 13 and 14 September 2011.

12. Participants are responsible for organising their own travel, hotel, visa and insurance.

13. Rights and Humanity endeavours to run the Congress as advertised. However, Rights and Humanity reserves the right to alter the Congress, content, timings or speakers at any time without any liability for any costs or losses incurred whether direct or indirect.

14. In the event that the Congress cannot be held, is altered or postponed:
a. as reasonably determined by Rights and Humanity; or
b. due to reasons which may include (but are not limited to) force majeure or acts of nature (including flood, earthquake, storm, hurricane or other natural disaster), fire, war, invasion, hostilities (whether war is declared or not), civil war, rebellion, revolution, insurrection, military or usurped power or confiscation, civil violence, terrorist activities, nationalisation, government sanction, blockage, embargo, labour dispute, strike, lockout or interruption or failure of electricity, or any other event that is beyond the control of the Organisers,
the Organisers will not be held liable for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodation costs or financial losses. Under these circumstances, Rights and Humanity reserves the right either to retain the entire Registration Fee and to use it for a future congress, or to reimburse the Delegate after deducting costs already incurred for the organisation of the Congress and which could not be recovered from third parties.

15. In the light of the tight timescale, Rights and Humanity regrets, except in the case of paragraphs 7, 10 and 14 of the present Terms and Conditions, that no refunds will be available for tickets once purchased. Requests to send a substitute Delegate should be addressed to the Congress secretariat by email to congress@rightsandhumanity.org providing full details of the substitute Delegate and his/her competence to attend. Rights and Humanity reserves the right to decline registration of a substitute.

16. Subject to paragraph 14 (where Rights and Humanity reserves the right either to retain the entire Registration Fee and to use it for a future congress, or to reimburse the Delegate after deducting costs already incurred for the organisation of the Congress and which could not be recovered from third parties), Rights and Humanity’s liability for losses suffered by a Delegate as a result of Rights and Humanity breaking this agreement is strictly limited to the Registration Fee paid by the Delegate. This does not include or limit in any way Rights and Humanity’s liability:
- for death or personal injury caused by Rights and Humanity’s negligence; - for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
- for any matter for which it would be illegal for Rights and Humanity to exclude, or attempt to exclude, liability.

17. Rights and Humanity is not responsible for indirect losses which happen as a side effect of the main loss or damage.

18. All participants must comply at all times with the Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement as advertised. The Organisers reserve the right to expel a Delegate from a session or sessions of the Congress, or from the Congress as a whole if it becomes evident in the Organisers’ judgement that the Delegate is transgressing the Guiding Principles for Constructive Engagement. In such circumstances, no refund of the Registration Fee will be payable.

19. By submitting a completed Registration Form or through online Registration on the Global Leaders Congress Website, you warrant that:
- you are legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and - you are at least 18 years old.

20. You acknowledge and agree that your details, such as name, address and payment record may be submitted to a credit reference agency.

21. Rights and Humanity respects your privacy. Any personal data you make available to Rights and Humanity pursuant to your registration will be processed by Rights and Humanity in accordance with the Privacy Policy which is incorporated herein by this reference.

22. If any provision of the Contract (or part of any provision) is found by any court or other authority of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision or part-provision shall, to the extent required, be deemed not to form part of the Contract, and the validity and enforceability of the other provisions of the Contract shall not be affected.

23. If a provision of the (or part of any provision) is found illegal, invalid or unenforceable, the parties shall negotiate in good faith to amend such provision such that, as amended, it is legal, valid and enforceable, and, to the greatest extent possible, achieves the parties' original intention.

24. The Contract constitutes the whole agreement between the parties and supersedes all previous agreements between the parties relating to its subject matter.

25. Each party acknowledges that, in entering into the Contract, it has not relied on, and shall have no right or remedy in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made negligently or innocently) other than as expressly provided in the Contract.

26. Nothing in this Contract shall limit or exclude any liability for fraud.

27. You shall not, without Rights and Humanity’s prior written consent, assign or deal in any other manner with all or any of your rights or obligations under the Contract.

28. Rights and Humanity may at any time assign, transfer, charge, subcontract or deal in any other manner with all or any of its rights under the Contract and may subcontract or delegate in any manner any or all of its obligations under the Contract to any third party or agent.

29. Each party that has rights under the Contract is acting on its own behalf and not for the benefit of another person.

30. Nothing in the Contract is intended to, or shall be deemed to, constitute a partnership or joint venture of any kind between any of the parties, nor constitute any party the agent of another party for any purpose. No party shall have authority to act as agent for, or to bind, the other party in any way.

31. A person who is not a party to the Contract shall not have any rights under or in connection with it.

32. Any notice or other communication required to be given under the Contract shall be in writing and sent by electronic mail, pre- paid first-class post, recorded delivery or by courier to the other party, or as otherwise specified by the relevant party by notice in writing to the other party.

33. The Contract, and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of England and Wales.

34. The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of, or in connection with, the Contract or its subject matter.

Shining the Light – A Call For Action

On 10th December Rights and Humanity marked its 25th Anniversary, and as part of the celebrations we held a follow up meeting to the Global Leaders Congress on Friday 9th December. We had a wonderful mix of thought leaders and innovators from the public, private and civil society sectors, some of whom had been at the September Congress and others' who had been inspired to join us for the first time.

Download & Commit to the Call for Action

The purpose of the meeting was to forge consensus on the Call For Action, as developed during the Global Leaders Congress. All participants who attended the day signed the pledge. If you would like to share your commitment to upholding the values and aims of Shining the Light – A Call For Action and add your name to our signatories, please email congress@rightsandhumanity.org.  

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