FT Strategies Attendee Terms and Conditions
Please read this carefully because it sets out the terms of a legally binding agreement between you and FT. By booking to attend the Event, you confirm that you have read and agree to these terms.
References in these terms to “FT” are to The Financial Times Limited. Where you book to attend the Event, “FT” may also refer to another Financial Times company as set out under “FT contracting entity” in section F, below.
A. Booking for the Event
B. Attending the Event
C. Use of Your Details
D. Terms for Speakers
E. Limitations on FT’s Liability
F. General Legal Provisions
A. Bookings for the Event
1. The following terms apply to bookings to attend the in person event (the “Event”). Individuals who attend (or register to attend) the Event are referred to in these terms as “Attendees”.
2. On booking, you must provide FT with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to update FT with any changes to that information. FT is entitled to rely on any information you provide to us.
3. Each booking is for a single user only. The email address that you provide on booking must correspond to a named email account and not a generic or shared email account.
Confirmation of bookings
4. All bookings are subject to availability and acceptance by FT, which will be confirmed in writing (including by email) after FT has received the completed booking form, and anything else that FT may require. You acknowledge that FT cannot guarantee places held on a provisional basis and that places may fill up.
5. Upon FT's written confirmation to you of its acceptance of your booking for a place at the Event there will be a legally binding contract between FT and you to which these terms apply.
6. FT reserves the right to refuse to accept any booking in its absolute discretion.
7. Your email address will comprise your ID (“ID”) for logging in to any Digital Services, where “Digital Services” means any digital networking app or other tools provided for use at the Event.
8. You are responsible for all use of any Digital Services made by you or anyone else using your ID and for preventing unauthorised use of your ID. In particular, where we provide you with a unique link for logging in to any Digital Services, you should ensure that this is not shared with anyone else, as it will be tied to your ID.
9. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorised use of your ID or any payment information, you must notify FT immediately by emailing us at [email protected]
Changes, Cancellations and Postponements
10. Whilst our programmes are correct at the time of going to press, in certain circumstances it may be necessary for FT to alter the content, format, venue or timing of the Event. All Attendees will be notified of such changes prior to the Event.
11. If you cannot attend the Event, please contact FT as soon as possible (and in any event no later than 24 hours before the Event) at [email protected] or FT Strategies, Bracken House, 1 Friday Street, London EC4M 9BT, United Kingdom. FT may at our absolute discretion allow a substitute to attend the Event in your place (provided that FT has received the details of that substitute).
12. FT may in exceptional circumstances need to postpone or cancel the Event, and we will notify you as soon as reasonably practicable of any such postponement or cancellation. FT will not be liable to you for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by you as a result of the cancellation or postponement.
13. FT reserves the right to cancel your attendance at the Event if you (or any of the shareholders or directors of the legal entity which you represent) become(s) subject to any Sanction, or continuation of these terms would (in the reasonable opinion of FT) expose FT or any of its affiliated companies to any Sanction, where “Sanction” means any sanction, prohibition or restriction under United Nations resolutions or the trade or economic sanctions, laws or regulations of the European Union, United Kingdom, Hong Kong or United States of America.
B. Attending the Event
Your attendance at the Event
1. Please advise us of any special access requirements at the time of making your booking for theEvent.
2. FT reserves the right, without any liability, to refuse you admission or eject you from the Event for failure to comply with these Terms; or if in FT’s opinion you represent a security risk, nuisance, or annoyance to the running of the Event.
3. You are responsible for arranging your own appropriate insurance cover in connection with your attendance the Event. To the maximum extent permitted by law, FT will not be liable for any kind of loss or damage to you or your personal property, unless caused by our negligence.
4. Materials distributed by or on behalf of FT at the Event may not be reproduced without FT’s permission.
Filming, photographs and recordings
5. Except as otherwise instructed at theEvent (for example, where sessions are stated to take place under the Chatham House Rule), you are permitted to make reasonable video or audio recordings and to take photographs at theEvent, in each case for your own personal use. You must not make video or audio recordings of the whole (or substantially the whole) of the Event or of any session within the Event, or use any recordings or photographs for commercial purposes, unless expressly permitted by FT.
6. You acknowledge that theEvent or part of it may be filmed by audio, visual, audio-visual or electronic means or photographed, including photographs of individual Attendees or groups of Attendees. You agree to permit FT, or any third party licensed by FT, to use and distribute such footage and photographs, which may feature images of you, in all or any media (including social media) whether now known or hereafter to be invented throughout the world in perpetuity for the purposes of advertising, publicity, reporting and otherwise in relation to the exploitation of such recordings and photographs. Please inform the photographer if you do not wish to be included in any individual or group photographs.
C. Use of Your Details
2. The proposed venue for the Event is Convene at 22 Bishopsgate. FT will provide your email address to Convene and/or the building’s security company for health, safety, and/or security purposes. Convene will process personal information it collects in accordance with its privacy notice available at https://convene.com/convene-privacy-notice/. Your email address will be used by the building’s security team to provide you with a QR code to enable you to access the building. Any badges and other such items provided for accessing the venue and the meeting room(s) are exclusively owned by Convene. You may not make any copies of any badges or other means of entry to the meeting room(s) or the venue or lend, share or transfer any badges to any third party.
3. If you provide FT with an email address that will result in any messages FT may send you being sent to you via a network or device operated or owned by a third party (e.g. your employer or colleague) then you promise that you are entitled to receive those messages. You also agree that FT may stop sending messages to you without notifying you.
4. FT will only contact you for marketing purposes, to the extent that you agree to this (for example, during the booking process for any Event).
D. Terms for Speakers
1. If you are a speaker or moderator at the Event, you acknowledge that any or all of the following may apply to your involvement in the Event:
You may be recorded (video and/or audio) and/or photographed during the course of your contribution to the Event, and FT may make such recordings or photographs publicly available at FT’s discretion;
FT may share your contact details with other Speakers for the Event, for purposes relating to your participation in the Event; and
FT may mention you on our FT Strategies Twitter feed and other social media channels, with or without your photograph.
If you have any concerns about any of the above, please speak to your FT contact for the Event.
2. You confirm that your contribution to the Event will comprise your own original content and that you will either own, or have permission to use, any materials you use, distribute or display at the Event (for example, any slides, handouts or other presentation materials).
E. Limitations on FT’s Liability
1. In these terms, “Event Content” means any content communicated, supplied, displayed or otherwise made available by us, or by any speakers, at or in connection with the Event. This includes, but is not limited to, any presentations, handouts, slides or audiovisual materials.
2. Event Content is only for your general information and entertainment purposes and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, Event Content does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by FT or by any speaker. It is not intended to be and should not be relied upon by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment, purchase, sale or other decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision, such as from a qualified financial adviser.
3. Views expressed by speakers are their own and FT disclaims all liability for advice given or views expressed during the Event.
4. Any agreements, transactions or other arrangements made between you and any other Attendee at the Event (or any other user of any Digital Services) are at your own responsibility and entered into at your own risk.
What we promise
5. FT promises to develop and operate the Event and any Digital Services with reasonable skill and care and in accordance with good industry practice and all applicable laws.
What we do not promise
6. FT does not provide any other promises or warranties about the Event, Digital Services or Event Content. Digital Services and Event Content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. This means that FT does not make any promises in respect of the Event or Digital Services or the services and functions available at, on or through the Event or Digital Services or of the quality, completeness or accuracy of any Event Content other than as expressly stated above.
7. The above disclaimers apply equally to your use of any Digital Services and your attendance at the Event. Without limiting the above, FT is not liable for matters beyond its reasonable control. FT does not control third party communications networks (including your internet service provider), the internet, acts of god or the acts of third parties.
Our financial responsibility to you
8. You agree that if we are in breach of these terms, we will only be responsible to you for any damages that you incur arising out of your attendance at the Event or your use of any Digital Services or Event Content (to the extent that FT’s liability is not otherwise excluded by this section E) as follows:
If you incur any loss as a result of attending the Event or using any Digital Services or Event Content outside the scope of these terms, FT accepts no responsibility (liability) to you for this.
You will be responsible for all claims, liabilities, damages, cost and expenses suffered or incurred as a result of your breach of these terms.
FT will only be responsible for loss or damage you suffer which is the reasonably foreseeable result of FT’s breach of a legal duty of care owed to you, but in no event shall the liability of the FT or its affiliates exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to the FT for the particular Event or Digital Services.
FT will not be responsible to you for any loss or damage suffered by your business, such as lost data, lost profits or any business interruption.
9. The limitations of liability in this section E apply for the benefit of FT, its affiliates, including those listed in the section headed “FT contracting entity” below, and all of their respective officers, directors, employees, agents or any company who we transfer our rights and obligations to in accordance with these terms.
10. FT’s liability will not be limited in the case of death or personal injury directly caused by FT’s negligence in those countries where it is unlawful for FT to seek to exclude such liability.
G. General Legal Provisions
FT contracting entity
1. By booking for the Event, you are entering into a contract with The Financial Times Limited (company number 00227590 registered in England and Wales, with registered office Bracken House, 1 Friday Street, London, EC4M 9BT, United Kingdom).
2. These terms contain the entire agreement between you and FT.
3. If any provision of these terms is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision will be severed and the remainder of the provisions will continue in full force and effect as if the terms had been executed with the invalid, illegal or unenforceable provision omitted.
4. Any express or implied waiver to perform any obligations under these terms will not prevent the subsequent enforcement of them.
5. A person who is not a party to these terms has no right under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these terms.
6. These terms will be governed by English law and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. Nothing in this clause will limit FT's right to take proceedings against you in any other court of competent jurisdiction.
7. If you have any questions about these Terms & Conditions, please contact [email protected]
Changes to these terms
9. These terms were published on 11 January 2023 and apply until these terms are superseded by a new version.
10. FT may update these terms for legal or regulatory reasons, or to reflect changes in our services or business practices. We will provide notice of any significant changes in this section of our terms. You should regularly check this section to see if any changes have been made.