Event Terms and Conditions for Participation in Events of the German-American Lawyers Association e.V. (DAJV)

§ 1

These terms and conditions govern the contractual relationship between the participant in events and the German-American Lawyers Association e.V. (hereinafter “DAJV”).

§ 2

Registration is binding and will be considered in the order of receipt. Registrations can be made in written form, i.e., by post, fax, or email, as well as verbally by telephone. Confirmation of registration and invoicing will be sent promptly after receipt of your registration, even in the case of a telephone registration. On-site registration on the day of the event is only possible upon presentation of an official photo ID. If applicable, the participation fee must be paid immediately on-site.

§ 3

The participation fee is per person and event date. It may include conference materials and on-site catering. All other costs directly charged by the event venue (e.g., parking fees, accommodation costs, breakfast) are not included in the participation fee.

§ 4

DAJV reserves the right to replace announced speakers with others and to make necessary changes to the event program while maintaining the overall character of the event. DAJV reserves the right to cancel an event. Participants will be notified promptly in such cases. Any participation fees already paid will be refunded; no further claims from participants will be entertained, except in cases of intentional or grossly negligent conduct by DAJV employees.

§ 5

The participation fee is due upon receipt of the invoice with the confirmation letter. If the participant is in default of payment, DAJV is entitled to charge default interest of 5% above the base interest rate, § 247 I BGB. The amount printed in the registration confirmation is applicable. The participation fee must be paid to the account specified in the registration confirmation. The participation fee must be paid by the start of the event. We reserve the right to exclude participants from the event or to require payment on-site if the fee has not been paid.

§ 6

A free written cancellation is generally only possible up to 30 days before the event. For later cancellations or if the participant fails to attend the event, the following fees apply:

  • Up to 14 days before the event: 50% of the participation fee
  • Up to 7 days before the event: 75% of the participation fee
  • No show: 100% of the participation fee

You may designate a substitute participant without additional costs.

§ 7

Conference materials, accompanying work documents, and scripts are copyright protected and may not be reproduced or distributed, even in part, without the express written consent of DAJV.

§ 8

Audio and video recordings at events are only permitted with prior approval from DAJV. Compliance with copyright obligations towards speakers must be ensured by the person making the recordings.

§ 9

The events are carefully prepared and conducted by qualified speakers. DAJV assumes no liability for the completeness, timeliness, and accuracy of the lectures and conference materials.

§ 10

If the participant is a consumer under § 13 BGB and the contract was concluded exclusively using remote communication means, the participant can revoke the contract declaration within 14 days without giving reasons in text form (e.g., letter, fax, email). In this case, no cancellation fees will be charged. The period begins after receipt of this instruction in text form and not before fulfilling the information obligations of DAJV according to Article 246 § 2 in conjunction with § 1 Abs. 1 and 2 EGBGB as well as our obligations according to § 312g Abs. 1 S. 1 BGB in conjunction with Article 246 § 3 EGBGB. To meet the revocation deadline, it is sufficient to send the revocation in time.

The revocation is to be addressed to:
German-American Lawyers Association e.V.,
Alte Bahnhofstr. 10,
53173 Bonn

In the event of an effective revocation, both parties must return the received benefits.

The right of revocation expires if the contract is fully performed by both parties at your express request before you have exercised your right of revocation, e.g., by holding the event.

§ 11

DAJV protects your personal data and will treat the data provided by the participant confidentially. The provisions in the version of 24.05.2018 apply, which can be read on our website www.dajv.de under “Imprint and Data Protection Notice,” or requested via mail@dajv.de, our postal address, or by telephone.

§ 12

DAJV reserves the right to publish photos taken during our event. Please inform us if you do not wish photos of you or your companions to be published on our website, social media channels, or in our printed materials.

§ 13

DAJV is liable for material damage only in cases of intent and gross negligence, unless it concerns the breach of an essential contractual obligation (cardinal obligation). An essential contractual obligation is one whose fulfillment is necessary for the proper conduct of the event and on which the participant regularly relies. In cases of slight negligence, DAJV is only liable for foreseeable damages at the time of contract conclusion. This limitation of liability also applies if DAJV uses representatives or vicarious agents. Any liability for the absence of guaranteed characteristics or under the Product Liability Act or other mandatory legal provisions remains unaffected.