TERMS OF USE

Last Modified: 1 February 2019


Thank you for using Conferences i/o. Conferences i/o is provided by GoEducation LLC (“we,” “us” or “our”). These Terms of Use (the “Terms”) govern the use of Conferences i/o and the online platform on any website or mobile device through which you access our online platform.


These Terms represent a binding contract between you and Conferences i/o, and by creating an account or otherwise accessing or using Conferences i/o, you expressly agree to be bound by them. These Terms affect your rights and designate the governing law and forum for the resolution of any and all disputes. If you do not agree to be bound by the Terms, you may not use Conferences i/o.


We provide a platform that enables real-time engagement between speakers and audience members, trainers and students, and attendees at conferences, seminars, events, and similar meetings. When you create an account, we may require you to provide certain information about yourself, including your email address and a password (“Account Information”).


You agree that we may send communications to your email address for customer service, confirmations, surveys, newsletters, product offers and other matters.


Our marketing and promotional communications are opt-in, and you may choose to opt out of much of this email correspondence by simply clicking on the UNSUBSCRIBE link at the bottom of any of our emails.


Please note that even if you opt out, we will still send you account-related emails, such as purchase confirmation and password reset emails.


Intellectual Property


Conferences i/o is protected by U.S. and international intellectual property laws and you agree to abide by them. Without our prior written consent, you may not download, copy or store our content in any form outside of the Conferences i/o platform and you may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create derivative works based on, distribute, or perform any Conferences i/o content. You agree that all data and algorithms used in connection with providing the Conferences i/o platform to you are “trade secrets” as defined, without limitation, in the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. You agree to comply with reasonable written requests from us to help us in protecting any of our proprietary and intellectual property rights in Conferences i/o. All intellectual property rights in Conferences i/o are, as between you and us, the sole and exclusive property of Conferences i/o.


Some of our features either now or in the future may allow you to post or submit content and materials for publication on the Conferences i/o platform (“Your Content”). You completely own all of Your Content, including any intellectual property rights to the same. We will not publish or display any of Your Content without your express prior consent. But you agree that we can use, reproduce, modify, adapt and publish Your Content and its metadata in an anonymized manner for purposes of enabling us to continue to offer or improve Conferences i/o. You are responsible for Your Content, and acknowledge that once published, we cannot always remove it.


We appreciate when you provide us feedback through customer service or by email or social features, but we may use any feedback, comments, or suggestions without any obligations to you. For purposes of clarity, you hereby assign all intellectual property rights to us in any  feedback, comments, or suggestions, you provide to us.


Your License to Use Conferences i/o


We are providing you with access to Conferences i/o pursuant to a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicenseable, non-transferable, revocable license. You can use Conferences i/o for non-commercial uses only, and subject to these Terms. This license is available to you as long as you are not barred from Conferences i/o by applicable law and your account is not terminated by us or by you. If these Terms are not enforceable where you are located, you may not use Conferences i/o. We reserve all right, title, and interest not expressly granted under this license to the fullest extent possible under applicable laws.


Privacy


Our use of personal Customer Data shall be governed by these Terms and our Privacy and Data Processing Policy (“Privacy Policy”). Please read the Privacy Policy, which is hereby incorporated into and made a part of these Terms by this reference as though fully set forth herein.


Canceling Your Account


While we hope that you enjoy using Conferences i/o, you may cancel your account at any time by contacting our customer support team. Please note that cancellation of a subscription, license, or event prior to the agreed upon expiration date will not result in a pro-rated refund for any of the time remaining prior to the previously agreed-upon expiration date, unless we are in material breach of these Terms.


In the event of extended, unanticipated downtime, reasonable accommodations and credits may be offered as compensation. 


Representations and Warranties


You represent and warrant that Your Content, or any element thereof, does not and will not infringe any copyright, trademark, other mark rights, trade secret, patent, or other intellectual or proprietary rights of any third party

 

Restrictions and Prohibited Uses


Conferences i/o is used by many people, and we are proud of the trust our users place in us. We expect, in turn, that our users do not misuse our products and services. Except with our written permission, you may not: 

  • Attempt to impersonate another person or use another person’s account information without authorization;
  • Use or distribute Conferences i/o for your own purposes other than as set forth herein;
  • Violate or attempt to violate any of our security features, including logging into a server that you are not authorized to access, or probing the vulnerability of the Conferences i/o systems and networks;
  • Redistribute, decompile, reverse engineer, publish, or copy the Conferences i/o platform;
  • Use Conferences i/o for the purpose of creating a product with a substantially similar look, feel or design;
  • Access or search Conferences i/o by any means other than our publicly supported interfaces (for example, “scraping”);
  • Interfere with others’ use and enjoyment of Conferences i/o;
  • Use Conferences i/o, GoEducation LLC, or any trademarks, trade names, service marks, copyrights, or logos of ours, in unsolicited mailings, spam material, contests or surveys, or to create the impression that such items are associated with you;
  • Violate any third party’s rights, including intellectual property or privacy rights;
  • Threaten, stalk, harm, or harass others; or engage in activity on the platform that is fraudulent, abusive, defamatory, illegal or otherwise inappropriate.


Engaging in prohibited uses is grounds for immediate termination from Conferences i/o, and may also subject you to civil or criminal penalties.


DMCA Contact


We comply with the provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act applicable to service providers. If you have any complaints with respect to material posted on Conferences i/o, you may contact our designated agent by email at support@conferences.io, or at the following address:


Conferences i/o

ATTN: DMCA Complaint

222 Merchandise Mart Plaza

Suite 1225

Chicago, IL 60654


You must include the following information in your complaint:


  • a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • a description of the material that you claim is infringing and where it is, or was, located on Conferences i/o;
  • your mailing address, telephone number, and if available, email address;
  • a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the use of the material on Conferences i/o is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • a statement by you that the above information in your notice is accurate and that, under penalty of perjury, you are the copyright or intellectual property owner or authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or intellectual property owner; and
  • an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other right being infringed.

 

DISCLAIMERS


YOU AGREE THAT THE USE OF CONFERENCES I/O IS AT YOUR OWN SOLE RISK AND THAT IN ALL ASPECTS CONFERENCES I/O IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, CONFERENCES I/O AND ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS AND/OR EMPLOYEES EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING CONFERENCES I/O AND THE PLATFORM, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. Some jurisdictions do not allow the disclaimers in this paragraph, so they may not apply to you.


WE STRIVE TO MAINTAIN CONFERENCES I/O ON A COMMERCIALLY REASONABLE BASIS BUT CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THE CONFERENCES I/O PLATFORM AT ALL TIMES.


YOUR USE OF CONFERENCES I/O IS FOR INFORMATIONAL AND ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY, AND YOU SHOULD NOT RELY ON THE RESULTS OF ANY INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN THROUGH YOUR USE OF THE CONFERENCES I/O PLATFORM. YOUR PERFORMANCE IN CONNECTION WITH USING CONFERENCES I/O IS NO INDICATION OF YOUR ACTUAL PERFORMANCE IN CONNECTION WITH THE PRESENTATION, TRAINING, OR LIKE EVENT(S) AT WHICH YOU UTILIZE CONFERENCES I/O.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


IN NO EVENT SHALL CONFERENCES I/O OR ITS AFFILIATES, OFFICERS AND/OR EMPLOYEES BE LIABLE FOR (I) IN THE AGGREGATE, ANY AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF THE FEES PAID BY YOU TO CONFERENCES I/O, IF ANY; (II) LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, OR FAILURE TO MEET ANY DUTY INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, GOOD FAITH AND REASONABLE CARE, ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF CONFERENCES I/O OR THE CONFERENCES I/O PLATFORM; (III) ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER.


YOU AGREE THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY REPRESENTS A REASONABLE ALLOCATION OF RISK AND IS A FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENT OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US AND YOU. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT CONFERENCES I/O WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. Some jurisdictions do not allow the limitations in this section, so they may not apply to you.


Indemnity


You will indemnify and hold us, our affiliates, officers and/or employees harmless, including by paying costs and attorneys’ fees, from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to Conferences i/o, the Conferences i/o platform, Your Content, or the violation of these Terms by you.


General


(a) Severability and Waiver. If any part of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions herein will remain in full effect and an enforceable term will be substituted reflecting the intent of these Terms as closely as possible. Either party’s failure to enforce any term or condition herein is not a waiver of its right to do so later.


(b) Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue. These Terms are governed by Illinois law without regard to conflict of law provisions. Both parties consent to the personal jurisdiction of and exclusive venue in the federal and state courts in Cook County, Illinois as the legal forum for any dispute between them.


(c) Marketing. You hereby authorize us to disclose that you are a customer of Conferences i/o (e.g. in customer lists, commercial proposals, sales presentations, via our website, at conferences, etc.) and to use your trademarks (including logos) in connections with such disclosures. We acknowledge and agree that all proprietary, intellectual property and any other rights in and to your name, logo, service mark and/or trademark is and shall be your sole and exclusive property.  


(d) Change Policy. We may update these Terms from time to time in our sole discretion. If we make material changes, then we may, but are not obligated to, provide you with advance notice either via email, by posting a notification on www.conferences.io, or by posting updated Terms here at least 30 days in advance of the effective date of the updated Terms. Please note that unless otherwise provided by applicable law, your continued use of Conferences i/o following the effective date means that you agree with, and consent to be bound by, the updated Terms.

 

(e) Miscellaneous. These Terms are the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersede all previous written and oral agreements relating to the subject matter herein. If there is any conflict between these Terms and any additional terms, conditions, and rules posted by us at www.conferences.io, these Terms shall govern, unless otherwise indicated. Sections of these Terms which by their nature should survive any termination of the relationship between you and us, or the termination of these Terms, will so survive.