Transforming Research Online Terms and Conditions of Virtual Event Participation
These are the terms and conditions (the “Agreement”) governing your participation in Transforming Research online (the “Virtual Event”). By registering for the Virtual Event you agree to these terms, which form a binding legal contract between the Virtual Event owner and host, Digital Science, (“Owner”), Bioscientifica (“Professional Conference Organiser”) and the registered attendee or participant (“you” or “Participant”). If you are registering on behalf of another individual, it is your responsibility to ensure the person participating is aware of these terms and accepts them. By completing the registration on behalf of another individual you are warranting that you have made the Participant aware of these terms and that they have accepted these terms.
1 Participant Requirements
1.1 Access. Your registration entitles you to access to the Virtual Event for which you have registered. Any and all other costs associated with your attendance shall be borne solely by you, and Virtual Event shall have no liability for such costs.
1.2 Use of Likeness. By participating in the Virtual Event you acknowledge and agree to grant Virtual Event the right at the Virtual Event to record, film, live stream, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to Virtual Event includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media.
1.3 Virtual Event Content. You acknowledge and agree that Virtual Event, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the Virtual Event, including but not limited to, the Virtual Event name, themes, content, programme, speakers, hosts and moderators.
2 Prohibited Conduct
2.1 Limitations on Use. By registering for Transforming Research Online you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your access link and/or code, unless such transfer is granted by the Organiser. By registering for Transforming Research Online, you agree not to share, sell or trade your access. If Digital Science or Bioscientifica determines that you have violated this policy, your access may be cancelled and you may be banned from future Virtual Events.
2.2 Disruptive Conduct. You acknowledge and agree that Virtual Event reserves the right to remove you from the Virtual Event if Digital Science or Bioscientifica, in its sole discretion, determines that your participation or behaviour create a disruption or hinder the Virtual Event or the enjoyment of the Virtual Event content by other Participants.
2.3 Recording, Live Streaming, and Videotaping. Participants may not make their own recordings of audio or video of sessions at Transforming Research Online events. Participants may not make a local copy of any video or audio media they gain access to from the event, nor may they re-broadcast or in any way attempt to share original or copied files through a 3rd party platform.
2.4 Unethical/Non-Compliant Business Practices. Digital Science and Bioscientifica reserves the right to deny participation to anyone who engages in or is reputed to engage in unethical or non-compliant business practices.
2.5 In addition to the requirements and prohibitions set forth in this Section 2, Bioscientifica may also exclude any prospective participant from registering for or participating in any Virtual Event, in Bioscientifica’s sole discretion.
3 Fees and Registration
3.1 The deadline for the receipt of registration forms for the Transforming Research online event is Monday 12th October 2020.
No refund or cancellation requests will be accepted after 27 August 2020 (23:59 BST) (for any reason including ill health). Refund and cancellation requests received in writing before this date will be processed after the conference has taken place.
If you have any queries during your registration process please contact the Transforming Research 2020 Conference Team:
T +44 (0)1454 642240
4 Cancellation and Quality Assurance
4.1 Bioscientifica strives to provide you with the most productive and effective educational experience possible. If after attending the online content you feel there is some way we can improve, please provide us in writing with your comments on the evaluation form emailed to attendees after the event. As speakers are confirmed months before the Virtual Event, some speaker changes or topic changes may occur in the program. Bioscientifica is not responsible for speaker changes, but will work to ensure a comparable speaker is located to participate in the program.
5 Virtual Event Registration Confirmation
5.1 Once you have completed your registration, you will receive your registration confirmation by email. Please ensure that your valid email is entered correctly on the registration form. Be sure to check your junk email box too in case any of your Virtual Event email(s) are caught by spam filters.
5.2 You will receive essential information for registered attendees electronically at the email address and mailing address that are provided on your registration form.
5.3 If you selected to receive marketing email communications from Transforming Research on the registration form, you will also be added to the mailing list for Transforming Research Online programme updates, news on future Transforming Research meetings and Transforming Research activities.
5.4 In addition, if you selected to receive Industry news and promotional messages from sponsors of Transforming Research Online or their events on the registration form, you will also be added to the mailing list to receive these emails in the lead up to and during the Virtual Event.
5.5 If you would like to opt-out of any of these marketing communications at any time please use the link at the bottom of any of the emails to opt-out. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org
6 Your Privacy Is Important to Us
When you use the Transforming Research website, we send your computer a small file called a cookie, which we can access when you visit this site in future. To analyse our cookie data, we use a third party service provided by Google LLC called Google Analytics. We collect this information to help this site run smoothly, and to analyse trends in the way our users interact with the site.
We will never process your cookie data in a way that identifies you as an individual.
If you use third-party social media services such as Twitter and Facebook via this site, those services may also place cookies on your computer when you use this site. Third-party cookies are not covered by this policy, and we encourage users to read the cookie policies of these sites.
You can change your cookie settings for this site at any time by clicking ‘Cookie settings’ in our website footer (at the bottom of every page on this site).
Data you supply via online forms
You may choose to submit your personal information to us by filling in an online form on this website. Example of when we may collect personal information from you in this way include:
• When you register for Transforming Research
• when you submit your program ideas via Google forms (located on the program tab) owned by Google LLC
Whenever you provide your personal information to us via an online form, we will ensure that the form contains a clear statement, outlining exactly how we will use your data, and how long we will retain your data for.
We will only ever use your personal data for marketing purposes if you have consented to this.
Information we collect at receipt and opening of emails
We use a third-party provider, DotDigital, to deliver our marketing emails. If you have opted-in to receive marketing communications from us, we will collect the following information on your email consumption:
• how you interacted with each email: e.g. whether you opened, deleted or forwarded the email, and details of any links you clicked
• the type of device you used to open the email
• your browser type and operating system
• your geographic location.
How is my information stored?
The information you provide to us via this website is stored on Bioscientifica’s systems on a secure remote server. Bioscientifica has implemented stringent security policies and technical measures to protect your information from unauthorised use, or accidental loss. Any personal information held by Bioscientifica is stored securely, and is only accessible by authorised personnel. Individuals’ data is only stored for as long as it is required, and will be securely disposed of appropriately when it is no longer needed.
We may disclose your data to the below third parties in order to deliver a service to you.
• We use Shocklogic to manage your event registration data.
• We use Google forms to manage your program submission data.
• We use DotDigital to manage data on your email activity and preferences.
We do not disclose your personal data to other organisations other than as necessary for the purposes for which you have supplied your information or to comply with our legal obligations.
Links to third-party websites
You have the right to access any personal information that Bioscientifica Ltd holds about you. If we do hold information about you we will, upon your request:
• give you a description of the information we hold about you
• tell you why we are holding this information
• tell you who this information could be disclosed to
• allow you to have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.
If you would like access your personal information, please contact: Tel: +44 (0)1454 642200
Post: Starling House, 1600 Bristol Parkway North, Bristol, BS34 8YU
This policy was last updated on 11 August 2020.