These Participation Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) set forth the terms and conditions of your participation as an event host, speaker, participant, guest or otherwise (“Participant” or “you”), at all or any portion of any event organized, hosted or co-hosted by AVL Services LLC or a third party and their respective affiliates and service providers (collectively, “Organizer,” “we” or “our”), including without limitation Avalanche Creates, Avalanche Hacks and Avalanche House, or a related conference or event (each, an “Event” and collectively, “Events”).
Each Event is made available to you on an “as is” and “as available” basis without representation, warranty, guarantee or undertaking of any kind. By agreeing to host or co-host an Event, signing up for or attending (either in person or virtually) an Event, participating in any activities at or in connection with an Event, or accessing or using any content, materials, food or beverages presented or served at or in connection with an Event, you are deemed to consent to the Terms, including any changes made to them in the future.
Please read the Terms carefully, as they govern your attendance at and access to each Event and any related activities, content, materials, food or beverages. You may not attend any Event or access related activities, content, materials, food or beverages if you are present in or a resident or citizen of any jurisdiction where such access is prohibited, restricted or subject to requirements that conflict with the Terms. Please review the Important Notice, which is hereby incorporated herein by reference.
We hope that you will enjoy our Events! We have a zero tolerance policy for harassment or discrimination of any kind. Our events should be safe spaces where all feel welcome. Participants are expected to behave with common decency, look out for and respect one another.
A. IMPORTANT! You agree to the following:
B. GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Here are the general terms and conditions for attending an Event or accessing related activities, content, materials food or beverages:
a. have any intellectual property, privacy or other rights or licenses to anything you say, do, hear, read or access during or as a result of an Event, so do not reveal anything you want to keep private or in which you want to retain any intellectual property, privacy or other rights, all of which you hereby waive;
b. attempt to circumvent any features we employ;
c. attempt to access any unauthorized areas or material;
d. introduce any viruses, worms, malware, trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content to any websites or send such things to us or to any speakers, sponsors or participants;
e. access data through unauthorized means;
f. send automated or machine-generated queries or messages to us or anyone attending an Event;
g. if posting anything about an Event or related content, post anything that could be considered:
i. infringing on the intellectual property or other ownership rights of the Organizer or any other parties;
ii. constituting a violation of a person’s right of privacy or right of publicity;
iii. threatening, vulgar, abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable;
iv. unwanted commercial content, including but not limited to, spam and unsolicited messages whose purpose is to drive users to third party sites; and/or
v. prohibited by law;
h. copy, distribute, modify, or create derivative works of any Event-related content without prior written consent of the Organizer;
i. collect, harvest, or otherwise obtain personal information of other users without their consent; and/or
j. encourage or induce any third parties to engage in any prohibited activities.
3. You also understand and agree that:
a. Attendance at an Event and access to and use of related activities, content, materials, food and beverages is at your own risk, and its availability does not constitute our endorsement, sponsorship, recommendation or encouragement of that content or any ideas or beliefs. We also make no representation that the information or opinions discussed at or contained in any Event or related content are accurate, reliable or complete. We assume no responsibility or liability for any activities, content, materials, food or beverages or to update any of it.
b. There are inherent risks in participating in an Event. We cannot prevent your exposure to, or the increased possibility of contracting or spreading, COVID-19 at an Event because it is not possible to prevent the presence of COVID-19, which is an extremely contagious disease that can cause serious illness or death, and which, based upon the current state of the science, can be spread by asymptomatic people. YOU HEREBY ASSUME ALL RISKS OF EXPOSURE TO, CONTRACTING OR SPREADING COVID-19, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS AND ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION IN ANY EVENT.
c. We do not guarantee your attendance at an Event or access to any particular portion thereof or to any related content. Access is permitted on a discretionary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of an Event or related content in our sole discretion at any time. We will not be liable to you if for any reason an Event or related activities, content, materials, food or beverages are unavailable at any time or for any period.
d. We may advertise, offer, and make available information, products or services provided by third parties. NONE OF THE ORGANIZER REPRESENTATIVES (I) WARRANT, ENDORSE, GUARANTEE, OR ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE ADVERTISED OR OFFERED BY A THIRD PARTY AT OR THROUGH THE EVENT OR (II) WILL BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.
e. The Event and related content, food and beverages are provided "as is" and “as available” without representation, guarantee, undertaking or warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, safety or the implied terms of satisfactory quality, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Without limiting the foregoing, we make no warranty or condition that: (i) an Event or related content will meet your requirements; (ii) an Event or related content will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, free or viruses or error-free; (iii) the results that may be obtained from their use will be effective, accurate or reliable; and (iv) the quality of any activities, content, materials, food or beverages purchased by or otherwise provided to you from us, related content or any speaker or sponsor will meet your expectations.
f. To the extent permitted by law, the Organizer Representatives will not be liable for any losses or damage, whether direct or indirect (including, without limitation direct or indirect loss of profits), consequential, special, punitive or incidental, that may result from attendance at an Event or use of related content, food or beverages, howsoever arising, even if the Organizer Representatives were aware of the possibility of such loss or damage. In no event will the liability of the Organizer Representatives to you for anything arising from or in connection with these Terms or an Event be greater than US$5.00. If you have breached or violated the Terms, the Organizer Representatives will not be liable under any circumstances to you or any third party.
g. You agree that it is your sole responsibility to maintain such health, liability, hazard, personal injury and other insurance policies as you deem reasonably necessary for any injuries that you may incur during or in connection with (including without limitation any travel to or from) an Event. You authorize and consent to emergency medical care and transportation to obtain treatment in case of injury, as we may deem appropriate. The waiver and release of liability hereunder extends to any liability arising out of or in any way connected with any such medical treatment and transportation you receive or any failure to provide such treatment or transportation, whether arising from the negligence of any of the Organizer Representatives or otherwise. YOU AGREE NOT TO SUE, AND IRREVOCABLY, UNCONDITIONALLY AND ENTIRELY WAIVE, RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS AND FOREVER DISCHARGE THE ORGANIZER AND THE AVALANCHE FOUNDATION AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, SPONSORS, PARTNERS, AFFILIATES, LICENSEES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, “ORGANIZER REPRESENTATIVES”) FROM ANY AND ALL LIABILITIES, CLAIMS AND DEMANDS OF ANY KIND OR NATURE, IN LAW OR EQUITY, WHETHER KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, WHICH YOU EVER HAD, NOW HAVE, OR IN THE FUTURE MAY HAVE AGAINST THE ORGANIZER REPRESENTATIVES RELATING IN ANY WAY TO (A) ANY PERSONAL INJURY, DEATH, PROPERTY DAMAGE OR OTHER DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR PARTICIPATION IN, OR TRAVEL TO AND FROM, AN EVENT OR ANY OTHER ACTIVITY IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, INCLUDING ARISING OUT OF ANY EXPOSURE TO, CONTRACTING OR SPREADING OF SARS-COV-2 OR THE COVID-19 VIRUS OR MUTATIONS THEREFROM (COLLECTIVELY, “COVID-19”); (B) USE OR AWARDING OF THE PRIZES; AND (C) THE APPEARANCES OR CONTENT, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, CLAIMS INVOLVING RIGHT OF PRIVACY, RIGHT OF PUBLICITY, DEFAMATION OR COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, UNLESS SUCH USE IS NOT AUTHORIZED BY THIS AGREEMENT. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU MAY NOT SEEK ANY EQUITABLE RELIEF AGAINST THE ORGANIZER REPRESENTATIVES (SUCH AS OBTAINING AN INJUNCTION TO STOP THE USE OR DISTRIBUTION OF THE APPEARANCES OR CONTENT) OR SEEK ANY TERMINATION OR RESCISSION OF THE TERMS. THESE TERMS IS BINDING UPON YOUR HEIRS, LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS.
h. You agree to indemnify and hold each of the Organizer Representatives harmless from any damages, losses, liability, proceeding, claim or demand (including without limitation legal fees and any fines, fees or penalties imposed by any governmental authority) arising out of or related to your attendance at an Event or related activities or use of any related content, materials, food or beverages, your breach of the Terms or your violation of any duty, obligation, law, rule or regulation, or the rights of any third party.
i. We reserve the right to terminate your access at any time in our sole discretion and you agree to abide by any such terminated access.
j. You may be exposed to strobe lights or other lighting patterns that may be harmful to people with photosensistivities. Participants who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy or other photosensitivities should exercise caution.
k. Aggressive dancing, jumping, and slamming otherwise known as mosh pitting is forbidden.
l. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including without limitation, founders, investors or other users), whether provided at a Pitch Day, Demo Day, or other event in connection with an Event, including without limitation for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen content, but that we and our designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via our websites. Without limiting the foregoing, we and our designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms or is deemed by us, in our sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. In addition, you agree that nothing herein should constitute a warranty or guarantee of any grant or investment in you or your affiliates by us, our affiliates or any other party.
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