The following terms and conditions apply to all registrations for SITC 2022.
1.1 Registration Fees
Registration is free for members of SI or SIRA and for invited guests with a valid invitation code. For all other participants, registration only becomes effective after the applicable registration fee has been received by SI.
1.2 Cancellations and Substitutions
Cancellations or substitutions must be made by contacting the SI Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For cancellations up to February 15, 2022 the total amount paid, minus a processing fee of CHF 10.00, will be refunded. Thereafter, the full amount paid will be forfeited.
1.3 Abusive Registrations
Participants must provide their real name, affiliation and address when registering. Registering with nicknames or fake names is considered abusive and is prohibited. Also, the abuse of invitation codes is prohibited.
SI reserves the right to cancel abusive registrations or decline participants holding an abusive registration access to SITC 2022 and to its resources. Registration fees paid for abusive registrations will not be refunded.
2. Remote Participation
All attendees with a valid registration who cannot attend SITC 2022 physically will receive a link for remote participation.
3. Data and Privacy Protection
SI will process the participant data supplied in the registration process solely for the purpose of organizing SITC 2022. SI may engage third party service providers for handling registrations and processing participant data.
4. Photos and Videos
Participants grant SI full and royalty-free permission to publish photos or videos taken at SITC 2022. If a participant feels harassed by the way they are pictured on a photo or in a video published by SI, they may send a deletion request in writing to the SI Office.
Attendees of SITC 2022 are permitted to take photos and videos for personal, non-commercial use, provided the photography is not disruptive. Using photos or videos taken at SITC 2022 for any commercial purposes is forbidden without prior written permission by SI.
5. Changes to the SITC 2022 Program
We have carefully prepared SITC 2022 and will do our best to run SITC 2022 as scheduled and published. However, we retain the right to make changes to the program if this should be necessary. We also reserve the right to convert SITC 2022 into a fully virtual event in case that this should become necessary due to force majeure, including Covid-19 safety restrictions. Such modifications do not entitle participants to any refunds of participation fees.
The Covid-19 safety restrictions implied by federal and cantonal authorities and by the University of Fribourg apply for SITC 2022 in the version that will be valid on March 10, 2022. We expect that a Covid-19 certificate will be required for attending physically.
7. Dispute Resolution
All disputes or claims arising from registering for or participating in SITC 2022 shall be governed by Swiss law and heard by a court of competent jurisdiction in Bern, Switzerland. Participants consent to jurisdiction in Bern for that purpose.
8. Liability Waiver
By registering for SITC 2022, participants release SI and SIRA, as well as their employees or volunteers tasked with the organization of SITC 2022, from any liability for any expense, loss, damage or personal injury suffered in conjunction with SITC 2022, unless that expense, loss, damage or personal injury has been caused by the sole, gross negligence of SI, SIRA or one of their employees or volunteers tasked with the organization of SITC 2022.
Should any of the provisions of these Terms and Conditions or parts thereof be held invalid or unfeasible, such provisions or parts thereof shall be considered severable and such invalidity shall not affect the remainder of the Terms and Conditions.