Standard Terms and Conditions
Standard Terms and Conditions § 1-8
Information on cancellation § 9
§ 1 Scope of application
In addition to the terms and conditions applicable to the relevant event, the following standard terms and conditions govern the contractual relationship between participants at events offered by MCN Medizinische Congressorganisation AG (e.g. workshops, seminars, courses etc.) and MCN Medizinische Congressorganisation AG (hereafter referred to as the "Event Organiser") that come into effect on the basis of the Event Organiser's online registration form.
§ 2 Registration and confirmation of registration
Registration is made via the online registration form provided for the relevant event on the Event Organiser's website. The participant is able to print a record of the reservation transaction after registration has been carried out.
Registration is binding on the participant. Soon after submitting his online registration, the participant will receive an electronically generated confirmation by e-mail that his application has been received, which does not however cause a binding contract to come into force. A binding confirmation of the reservation will be effected on the dispatch by post of a written confirmation of the reservation and an invoice. A contract between the participant and the Event Organiser will come into force once this binding confirmation has been received.
We ask you to contact us directly by telephone, fax or e-mail should you not have received a confirmation of your reservation within three weeks of having applied.
The Event Organiser will inform the participant and draw attention to alternative events should the desired event be fully booked and registration not be possible.
§ 3 Fees
Fees are stated in the registration form. The fees stated include any value added tax that may be required by law.
Fees are payable to the Event Organiser within two weeks of the receipt of the invoice and, irrespective of when the invoice is received, at the latest three days before the beginning of the event.
§ 4 Conduct of the event; changes
Subject to the following conditions, the Event Organiser is liable to the participant in that the event for which registration has been obtained is takes place at the time and place and with the personnel previously announced.
Events will be prepared and carried out by qualified individuals. The Event Organiser assumes no liability for the correctness and completeness of the conference documentation and/or the contents of the event or that they are up-to-date. Moreover, the Event Organiser assumes no liability for the achievement of particular results due to participation at the events.
The Event Organiser reserves the right to change the time and/or location of events or parts thereof, to use other speakers than those announced or to change the programme of the event.
The Event Organiser may cancel the event and terminate the contract extraordinarily should a material cause arise, particularly the non-attendance of a speaker or too few participants. In this case, the parties' liabilities to each other will be cancelled and any payment already made will be refunded to the participant. Claims to the reimbursement of travel and/or overnight accommodation costs and lost working time will not be accepted unless these costs are incurred as a result of deliberate or grossly negligent behaviour on the part of the Event Organiser.
The Event Organiser will inform registered participants immediately of any changes to the time or location of the event and of any changes to the programme as well as the cancellation of the event.
The current status of the list of those delivering talks may be found on the Event Organiser's website. This will apply until a week before the beginning of the event. For technical reasons, the Event Organiser is only able to inform the participant of any changes to those delivering talks occurring thereafter at the event itself.
The number of participants at individual programme items during the event may be limited by the space available in the premises and rooms provided. It cannot be excluded that, in spite of considerable efforts made in planning the event, participants with event or day passes may not be able to attend individual programme items if all places have been occupied. There is therefore no legal entitlement to participation. Nor does this entitle participants to reduce the attendance fee.
§ 5 Liability
The Event Organiser only bears unlimited liability in the event of deliberate intent and gross negligence on the part of its legal representatives and vicarious agents.
In the event of minor negligence, the Event Organiser is only liable for the infringement of those obligations compliance with which is essential for the fulfilment of the purpose of the contract (socalled cardinal obligation). A cardinal obligation is present when the proper implementation of the contract is conditional on its fulfilment and the participant generally relies on and may rely on it being complied with. In the event of an infringement of a cardinal obligation due to minor negligence, the Event Organiser's liability is limited to foreseeable damage typical for that type of contract.
The condition referred to above also applies in favour of the Event Organiser's employees and vicarious agents.
The Event Organiser bears unlimited liability for claims under the Product Liability Law and for injuries to life, limb or health. The Event Organiser is not liable for the contents of abstracts prepared by third parties. Claims for compensation against the Event Organiser on account of erroneous or incomplete publications prepared by third parties are excluded.
There is also no right to compensation on account of erroneous or incomplete publications on the home page.
§ 6 Data protection
The Event Organiser will use personal information provided by the participant at the time of registration solely in order to implement the contract. The data will be automatically encoded on transmission to the Event Organiser (SSL, 128 Bit).
§ 7 Applicable law; place of jurisdiction
The contract and all claims arising as a result of its implementation are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The Event Organiser's registered office is deemed to be the place of jurisdiction should the participant be an entrepreneur. In this case, the Event Organiser is however also entitled to sue the participant at his general place of jurisdiction.
§ 8 Severability clause
Should one of the provisions of these standard terms and conditions be or become invalid, this will not impair the validity of the remaining provisions. The invalid provision will be replaced by a valid provision that most closely approximates commercially to the meaning and purpose of the invalid provision. The same will apply in the event of an omission in the contract.
§ 9 Information on cancellation of online registrations
Consumer's right to cancel
The following will apply should the participant be a consumer within the meaning of § 13 of the German Civil Code:
Right to cancels
You have the right to cancel this contract within 14 days without providing any reason. The cancellation deadline is 14 days from the date on which the contract is concluded. In order to exercise your right to cancel, you are required to inform us,
MCN Medizinische Congressorganisation Nürnberg AG
Neuwieder Straße 9
Telephone: 0911 / 39 31 60
Fax: 0911 / 33 12 04
by way of an unambiguous declaration (e.g. a letter sent by post, fax or e-mail) of your decision to cancel this contract.
In order to safeguard the cancellation deadline, it is sufficient that you send notification of the exercise of the right to cancel before the expiry of the cancellation deadline.
Consequences of cancellation
Should you cancel this contract, we are required to refund all payments we have received from you, including delivery costs, immediately and at the latest within 14 days from the date on which we receive notice of your cancellation of this contract. We will use the same method of payment for this refund as you used in the original transaction, unless anything different has been agreed with you; under no circumstances will you be charged a fee for this repayment. Should you have demanded that the services begin before the cancellation deadline, you will be required to pay us an appropriate amount equal to the share of the services already provided up to the time that you notify us of the exercise of the right to cancel this contract compared with the total amount of services provided for in the contract.
End of the information on cancellation