For Participating In Retreat
International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG) is providing these terms and conditions to participating exhibitors, sponsors and attendees (collectively referred to as “attendees”) of the upcoming IFPG Retreat. All registered exhibitors, sponsors and attendees of the IFPG Retreat shall be subject to these terms and conditions.
Cancellation: Attendee may cancel only by written notice to IFPG sent by certified mail or return receipt requested. Attendees shall remain obligated to pay the total fee unless written notice of cancellation is received and accepted by the IFPG on or before four (4) calendar months prior to the event start date, in which case attendee shall be liable for 50% of the total fee. The parties agree that the amount for which attendees shall be liable is considered to be liquidated and agreed-upon damages for the injuries the IFPG will suffer as a result of attendees’ cancellation. This provision for liquidated and agreed-upon damages is a bona fide provision and not a penalty. The parties understand that the withdrawal of the space reserved from availability at the time when other parties may have been interested in applying for it will cause the IFPG to sustain economic damages which will not be capable of determination with mathematical precision. Therefore, the provision for liquidated and agreed-upon damages has been incorporated into this agreement as a valid pre-estimate of these damages. The IFPG shall be entitled to close down an exhibit table or deny involvement in any event activity at any time for failure by any attendee to perform, meet or observe any terms or conditions set forth herein, and such attendee shall not be entitled to any refund or any part of any fees. In the event that the attendee or sponsor decides to cancel this agreement according to the terms and conditions contained herein, and should the cancellation be received by IFPG 30 days or less prior to the commitment of event set up, the attendee or sponsor agrees to pay the IFPG any additional expenses the IFPG may incur.
Act of God: In the event that because of war, fire, strike, governmental order, public catastrophe, act of God, disease, illness, pandemic, or the public enemy or other causes beyond the control of the IFPG of the event or any part thereof is prevented from being held, is canceled by the IFPG or the event space assigned becomes unavailable, there will be no refunds. IFPG will use their best effort, in the sole discretion of IFPG, to reschedule the event. However, if the event is rescheduled, IFPG shall not be liable to attendee or sponsor for any cancellation fees, flight or airfare ticket change fees, or any other fees or costs associated with attendee or sponsor having to attend the event at an alternative date, time or location. If the original registered attendee is not available for rescheduled event they are permitted to transfer their registration to another authorized representative from their company to attend the rescheduled event. If IFPG is unable to reschedule the event for any reason, attendee or sponsor understands and agrees it shall not be entitled to any refund.
No Guaranty: Attendee understands, acknowledges and agrees that IFPG makes no guaranties as to the amount of attendees at the retreat nor the benefit or performance attendees may or may not experience as a result of the retreat.
Risk Of Loss: Attendee agrees that neither the IFPG nor the management or owners of the event location nor any of their officers, agents, employees or other representatives shall be held accountable or liable for, and the same are hereby released from accountability and liability for, any damage, loss, harm, or injury to the person or property of the attendee or of attendees officers, agents, employees or other representatives resulting from theft, fire, water, accident or any other cause. Attendee also agrees that the IFPG and the management and owners of the event location will not obtain any insurance for such claims or damages. Attendeealso agrees that the IFPG and the management and owners of the event location will not obtain any Insurance against such damage, loss, arm or injury to any personal property of the attendee or any of attendees officers, agents, employees or other representatives and that the procuring of insurance against those risks is solely the responsibility of attendee. Attendee agrees to indemnify, defend, protect, hold and save harmless the IFPG and the event location owners and management against and from any and all claims, demands, suits, liability, damages, loss, cost, attorneys fees and expenses of whatever kind or nature including, but not limited to subrogation claims by anyone having a contract of insurance with the attendee, which might result from or arise out of any action or failure to act on attendees part or on the part of any of attendees officers, agents, employees or other representatives, including but not limited to, claims of damage or loss to the event location property or from or out of any damage, loss, harm or injury to the person and/or property of the attendee or any of attendees officers, agents, employees or other representatives and further including, but not limited to, claims of damage or loss to any third-party resulting from an infringement of any copyright, patent or trademark.
Choice Of Law And Jurisdiction: This agreement is deemed to be entered into and governed by the laws of the state of New Jersey (Middlesex County). The attendeeconsents to the jurisdiction of the court of the state of New Jersey for resolution of any and all disputes and claims arising out of and/or relating to this agreement. However nothing here in shall obligate the IFPG to enforce its right inside state if jurisdiction is proper elsewhere, and IFPG sole discretion.
Entire Agreement: This written agreement contains the entire agreement between the parties and may not be changed orally, but only by a written agreement, signed by both parties. Any and all prior conversations, emails, representations, or other communications, written, oral or otherwise, are superseded by the terms of this agreement.
Payment: Payment of the total fee is due upon committing to being an attendee. The fee is nonrefundable in its entirety unless canceled in accordance with the terms of this agreement and said Cancellation is subject to all the terms and conditions contained herein.
Binding Of These Terms And Conditions: Attendee understands, acknowledges and agrees that by registering as an attendee at the IFPG Retreat they are agreeing to these terms and conditions, whether they signed them or not.