1. GENERAL

The CMMC ECOSYSTEM SUMMIT + CMMC IMPLEMENTATION CONFERENCE (CEIC EAST) (the "Conference") is presented by Forum Makers, LLC (the “Company”). Before using any Conference website (“Website(s)”), please read these Conference Terms and Conditions (“Terms”) carefully as they govern your access to and use of the Website and the Conference.  

THE CONFERENCE AND WEBSITE(S) ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR ACCESS AND USE ONLY ON THE CONDITION THAT YOU AGREE TO ALL OF THE TERMS SET FORTH BELOW AS THESE TERMS ARE A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND THE COMPANY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE(S) OR ATTEND THE CONFERENCE. 

The Website(s) is only for persons over the age of legal majority who can form legally binding agreements under applicable law. If you do not meet this qualification, you are not permitted to access or use the Website(s). 

  

2. CHANGES 

The Company reserves the right to revise these Terms at any time, in its sole discretion, without notice to you.  Any changes made to these Terms shall apply to you fifteen (15) days after your most recent visit to the Website(s).  You should revisit this page from time to time to determine the terms which govern your use of the Website(s) and attendance of the Conference.  The Company will post a notice of changes to these Terms at the bottom of the main landing page of the Website(s).  Your continued use of the Website(s), and/or attendance at the Conference, constitutes acceptance of all revisions. 

The Company reserves the right to change the schedule, tracks, and/or sessions as necessary to meet the Company's quality and educational expectations. 

You agree that you do not have any rights in or to the Website(s) or the Conference and that the Company has no liability to you if any or all of the Website(s), Conference, or Conference schedule is changed or discontinued in whole or in part, your ability to access the Website or the Conference is terminated or canceled, or any content posted on the Website or made available as part of the Conference is changed or deleted. 

  

3. PRICING AND PAYMENT 

All prices are presented, and payments must be received, in US Dollars.  All payments must be received and clear prior to your admission to the Conference. If you arrive at the Conference with a balance due, YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE FULL, ON-SITE PRICE before you will be permitted to attend. 

 

4. ORDERS

The products and/or services purchased by shall be delivered as described on your order form, as further defined the corresponding description on the Website(s).  In the event of a conflict between the details on your order form and the description on the Website(s), the description on the Website(s) shall prevail.

 

5. ATTENDEE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Attendees must be at least 18 years of age to attend the Conference and all related events, including evening events.

The Company, where applicable and possible, will endeavor to provide technology and/or event related services in accordance with all applicable laws within the United States and in other jurisdictions where it conducts business and in accordance with the presenters' needs. As such, the Company may prohibit an individual from a restricted country or territory from registering for or attending the Conference or one or more sessions. All such decisions are in the Company's sole discretion and shall be considered final. 

 

6. ATTENDEE REGISTRATION REFUNDS

To ensure a successful conference, we must make certain commitments with the venue.  Those commitments have costs associated with them.  Thus, should you, as an attendee, decide to cancel your Conference registration, your registration may be refundable if you provide written notice of your cancellation to the Company at info@forummakers.com.  If your attendee registration cancelation is received no later than 11:55 PM US Eastern on the date indicated below, your attendee registration fees shall be refunded as described below:

  • On/before ninety (90) days before the Conference start date: Full refund of registration fees (less a $50 administration fee) 
  • On/before sixty (60) days before the Conference start date: 50% refund of registration fee (less a $50 administration fee)
  • Within fifty-nine (59) days of the Conference start date: No refunds 

If you cancel or change your attendee registration in accordance with these terms and are allowed a refund, any applicable fees will be refunded within sixty (60) days after receipt of the cancellation or change notice. NOTE: If you do not attend the Conference, your registration and other fees will not be refunded unless you cancel your reservation in accordance with the above terms. 

Please remember that canceling or changing your registration will not automatically cancel any hotel and travel arrangements you made. You are solely responsible for canceling your own hotel and travel reservations. The Company takes no responsibility for any damages, costs, or losses should you cancel or change your registration or if the Conference is cancelled or postponed. 

The Company may cancel your individual registration at any time for convenience. Upon such cancellation for convenience by the Company, any fees previously paid by you shall be refunded. 

  

7. ATTENDEE SUBSTITUTION POLICY 

Requests for attendee substitutions must be made in writing by the original registrant to info@forummakers.com. Please note: 

  • The substituted individual must be from the same organization as the original registrant. 
  • A maximum of one (1) substitution per original registrant is allowed. 
  • There will be a $50 processing fee for any substitution. 

  

8. PRE-CONFERENCE EVENT REGISTRATION FEE REFUNDS 

The pre-conference events are managed by third parties.  Please contact the corresponding third party for details about their refund policy. 

  

9. CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

Where available, continuing education credits are available and awarded based on individual attendance records for both in-person and virtual attendees. In-person attendees will be responsible for checking in to each session to ensure accurate records are made, and virtual attendees may be required to participate in chats, surveys, or otherwise interact with the virtual event platform to demonstrate their continued attention. While we make great efforts to ensure our conference sessions are informative, we cannot guarantee that all certificate-issuing organizations will accept credit for all sessions.  Please consult with your certificate-issuing organization for more details about their certification requirements.

  

10. EVENT CREDIT

The Company may, at the Company’s sole discretion, choose to offer financial or other incentives to you for participating in one or more sessions or other activities associated with the Conference.  If you meet all requirements necessary to be awarded such an incentive (e.g., you sign up for an Express Connect block and participate in the associated meetings) and the Company determines that it is appropriate to award you with the incentive, the Company shall notify you of your eligibility for such incentive within thirty (30) calendar days of the end of the corresponding Conference, and shall award you the incentive within ninety (90) days of the end of the corresponding Conference.  All incentive award determinations are at the Company’s sole discretion, are final, and are not appealable.

 

11. VISA REQUIREMENTS/INVITATION LETTER 

It is your sole responsibility to take care of visa requirements. If you require an entry visa, you must allow sufficient time for the visa application procedure. Your registration details may be shared by the Company with the immigration authorities to assist in the process. However, the Company will not contact embassies and consulates on your behalf. 

To receive an invitation letter for the Conference, you must first register and pay the registration fees in full. Once payment is received, you can contact the Company at Info@forummakers.com to request an invitation letter.  Also note that invitation letters will only be issued to Full Conference Pass attendees and to sponsors/exhibitors. 

If you are not granted a visa, your registration fees or exhibitor fees will be reimbursed (less a $50 administrative fee) only if you provide the Company with an official document from local immigration authorities, showing the visa rejection and that the application was made at least one month before the Conference. 

  

12. HEALTH AND SAFETY INFORMATION 

You agree that you will follow all appropriate vaccination, testing, mask, or other health requirements imposed by the Company or Federal, State, or local governments that are associated with your attendance of the Conference. You understand this information can change at any time. 

  

13. ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE, HOLD HARMLESS 

You understand that participation in events and travel to and around the Conference venue will increase your risk of, exposure to, and contraction of, communicable diseases, bacteria, agents, and viruses such as COVID-19 (collectively “Contagions”). You acknowledge and understand that these Contagions may be highly contagious and dangerous diseases that spread easily through person-to-person contact. You further acknowledge and accept that participating in the Conference carries with it certain inherent risks that cannot be eliminated regardless of the care taken to avoid such risks, that there is presently no known way to provide complete protection from all such Contagions, and that you could contract COVID-19 or another Contagion even though the Conference and the Conference venue has taken reasonable steps to prevent the risk of transmission of such Contagions. By participating in the Conference, you assume these risks and agree to release and hold harmless the Company and the Venue, and their respective employees, agents, subcontractors, and representatives from any damages, losses, injuries, liabilities, claims, and expenses arising from the contraction or spread of Contagions due to your travel to, from, or participation in any aspect of the Conference. This obligation is binding on you and on your successors and heirs.

  

14. ADMITTANCE 

In its sole discretion and without refund or liability, the Company reserves the right to refuse admittance to or expel from the Conference anyone that it determines is behaving in a manner that could be disruptive to the Conference or that could have a negative impact on the health or safety of any other attendee. 

  

15. CREDENTIAL/BADGE CONTROL 

A government issued photo ID is required to collect Conference credentials/badges. Photocopies and electronic copies are not considered an acceptable form of ID.  Conference-issued credentials are the sole property of the Company and must be surrendered upon demand to the Company and/or its representatives or agents.  

While onsite at the Conference or designated off-site activities, Conference-issued credentials must be prominently displayed. Badge swapping and/or sharing is strictly prohibited. Any attendee found using another attendee’s badge or loaning out their badge to another individual will have the badge confiscated and will be removed from the premises, with the other individual, without refund. 

False certification of an individual as an exhibitor’s representative, misuse of an exhibitor’s badge, or any other method or device used to assist unauthorized personnel to gain admittance to the exhibit floor (the “Expo”), will be just cause for expelling the exhibitor and the representative(s) from the Expo and/or banning them from future entrance into the Expo. This would also warrant the removal of the exhibitor’s booth from the Expo without obligation on the part of the Company to refund any fees.  The exhibitor, his/her employees and agents, and anyone claiming to be in the Expo through the exhibitor, waives any rights or claims for damages arising out of the enforcement of this rule. 

  

16. SOLICITING DURING THE CONFERENCE 

Suitcasing, outboarding guerilla marketing, or similar marketing tactics are prohibited at the Conference. The Company reserves the right in its sole discretion to remove any individual from the Conference who is reported to be soliciting during the Conference and who is not a Conference sponsor or exhibitor. The Company encourages attendees to support the paid sponsors and exhibitors who, in turn, are supporting the industry and not to listen to a sales pitch from a non-sponsor or non-exhibitor. 

  

17. DRONES 

The use of drones/unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAV”) is strictly prohibited at all times throughout the entire Conference venue (the “Venue”) and the adjacent areas outside of the Venue. UAVs are devices that are used or intended to be used for flight in the air with no onboard pilot (either controlled manually or through an autopilot using a data link to connect the pilot to the UAV).  

  

18. UNAUTHORIZED INTERCEPTION OF DIGITAL DATA 

Any unauthorized effort to intercept digital data is strictly prohibited, such as: 

  • Collecting electronically transmitted data without consent of the owner of that data, or 
  • Collecting electronically transmitted data with consent of the data owner, but under fictitious pretenses. 

This includes but is not limited to the following technologies used when collecting data under deceptive or nonconsensual means: 

  • RFID/radio-frequency identification 
  • NFC/Near-field communication 
  • Bluetooth wireless technology 
  • Wi-Fi technology 

  

19. SHARING YOUR CONTACT DATA WHEN SCANNING YOUR BADGE 

You may be asked to scan your badge when attending pre-conference events, seminars, sponsored sessions (e.g., In Person Session Briefings held in the Expo) or when visiting exhibitor and/or sponsor booths for the purposes of conducting business and marketing communications regarding their own products or services.

If you agree to have your badge scanned by a third-party, you are consenting to allow the Company and its representatives and agents to share your contact data with such partners, exhibitors or sponsors.  You will be subject to such third party’s communications and privacy practices. If you wish to opt-out or exercise any applicable privacy rights you may have regarding these third-party communications, please exercise those rights directly with those third parties. Note that scanning your badge is optional and you may refuse, but the third party may refuse to allow you to participate in certain promotions.

  

20. PHOTOGRAPHY, AUDIO, AND VIDEO RECORDING 

Portions of the Conference may be recorded and/or streamed via the Internet, and photographs will be taken during the Conference.  You grant the Conference and its organizers the irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free (i.e., without compensation), sublicensable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings taken of you at the Conference, including, without limitation, in conjunction with marketing of future conferences as well as in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, or for any other similar purpose.

You understand and agree that such photographs and/or video recordings of you may be placed on the Internet.  You also understand and agree that you may be identified by name and/or title in printed, Internet, or broadcast information that might accompany the photographs and/or video recordings of you.  You waive the right to approve the final product, and agree that all portraits, pictures, and photographs, as well as all video and audio recordings, and any reproductions thereof, and all plats, negatives, recording tape, and digital files are and shall remain the property of the Conference. 

You hereby release, acquit, and forever discharge other Conference attendees and the Conference, its coordinators and their affiliates and vendors and their respective trustees, agents, officers, and employees, from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages, and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of the photographs and video/audio recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness, or defamation. 

  

21. OTHER DATA SHARING 

By attending the Conference, you consent to the Company sharing your contact data with the sponsors and speakers. By purchasing a tutorial, training package, or pre-conference event access, you also consent to Company sharing your contact data with the group hosting the tutorial, training, or event that you choose to attend.  By using a discount or comp code provided by a sponsor or exhibitor, you consent to the Company sharing your contact data with that sponsor or exhibitor. You will then be subject to the communications and privacy policies of that entity and must opt-out with them directly if so desired.

In order to receive continuing education credits, you consent to have the Company share certain personal information with participating association partners for the purpose of completing the mandatory authority (e.g., member number and/or portal email address). 

You also consent to the Company using your contact data (first and last name, E-mail address, etc.) for “Call for Speaker” purposes. You may be nominated by a third party as a speaker for a future Conference through the Company website or a similar site. In such cases, if you are selected, the Company will contact you about participating, which you can decline. 

  

22. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND USE RESTRICTIONS 

All intellectual property rights associated with the Website and Conference, including trademarks and copyright, are the sole property of the Company or other third parties that licensed their material to the Company, and such rights are protected by U.S. and international copyright law and convention. Subject to these Terms, the Company grants you a limited, revocable, nonexclusive right to access and use the Website and the materials and information on the Website and in the Conference (“Company Content”) for personal, noncommercial use only, and you agree not to alter, copy, disseminate, redistribute, or republish any Company Content without the prior written consent of the Company.  This right shall terminate automatically if you breach any part of these Terms.  Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any Company Content in your possession or control. 

Unauthorized use of Company Content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, communications, or other laws. You are responsible to the Company and our licensors for your unauthorized use of Company Content. Other than as stated above, you must not: 

  • Use the Website or Company Content for any purpose or in any manner that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms; 
  • Use the Website or Conference to solicit any activity that is illegal or may infringe upon the rights of others; 
  • “Mirror” or “frame” any Company Content on any other device without the Company's written permission; 
  • Use the Company Content to benchmark any Company Content against any other person’s or entity’s products, services, or information; or 
  • Use the Conference logo, a sponsor logo, the Company logo, or any other Company trademark as a “hot” link to any part of the Website without the Company's prior written consent. 

  

23. U.S. DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT NOTICE

If you believe that your work has been copied in any way without your permission as part of the Website or Conference, please provide the following information to the Company at the address below:

  • Your electronic or physical signature;
  • A description of your work that you claim has been infringed;
  • Identification of the work that you believe infringes your copyrighted work and a description of where it is located on the Website or in the Conference materials;
  • Your address, telephone number and email address;
  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the infringing use is not authorized by the copyright owner, the copyright owner’s agent, or by law; and
  • A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Forum Makers Legal – Legal@ForumMakers.com

 With a copy to Info@forummakers.com.

 

24. COMMUNICATIONS 

When you use the Website or register for the Conference, you may communicate with the Company, one or more sponsors, a third-party pre-conference event provider, or other third-party.  You agree to receive electronic communications related to your use of the Website and/or the Conference. The Company may communicate with you by email or by posting notices on the Website, and unless otherwise indicated, notices are effective on the date that the Company E-mails or posts them. You agree that all such communications meet any legal rule that requires communications be in writing.  

  

25. EXPORT CONTROLS 

Please be aware that some Company Content may be subject to U.S. export control and economic sanctions laws and regulations and may also be subject to the export laws of the country where you reside.  You are responsible for ensuring you are authorized to receive such information. 

  

26. LINKS 

The Website may contain links to third-party websites and resources. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you, and not as an endorsement by the Company or any Conference participant or sponsor, of the content provided. The Company is not responsible for the availability of the links or content of the sites. If you decide to click on a link, you do so at your own risk. Your access and use of any linked site is subject to the policies and terms and conditions of that site. THE COMPANY HAS NO CONTROL OVER THE THIRD-PARTY SITES AND ACCEPTS NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THEM AND DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY RELATED TO SUCH SITES. 

  

27. PAYMENTS TO PROVIDERS FOR THIRD-PARTY GOODS/SERVICES

If You are a provider of goods or services (e.g., pre-conference training) and the Company agrees to offer your goods or services for sale via the Website, the Company shall collect the appropriate fee(s) as listed on the website and shall remit payment to you in accordance with the terms on your order form or as otherwise agreed to in writing by the parties.  The Company shall be entitled to automatically subtract from such payments any transaction-related fees or other fees charged by the Company's payment processing provider, including any fees associated with any refunds authorized by you. All funds due to you shall be paid by the Company within sixty (60) says of the last date of the corresponding event.

  

28. DISCLAIMERS 

You agree to take full responsibility for your use of the Website. The Company provides the Website and all Company Content on an “as is” and “as available” basis. Specifically, the Company: 

  • Makes no representations or warranties of any kind; 
  • Disclaims all warranties, including warranties of merchantability, fitness, accuracy, non-infringement, or operation; and 
  • Does not guarantee that the Website and Company Content will be free of errors or defects. 

  

29. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY 

EXCEPT WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW OR AS EXPRESSLY PERMITTED IN THESE TERMS, NONE OF THE PARTIES RELATED TO THE CONFERENCE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOU, THE COMPANY, AND THE CONFERENCE VENUE, SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, DIRECT, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORIES (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), EVEN IF THE RELEVANT PARTY OR PARTIES KNEW OF THE POSSIBILITIY OF SUCH DAMAGES.  IN ADDITION, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PRIVIDED FOR IN THESE TERMS, NONE OF THE PARTIES ARE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA OR PROFITS ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE, INABILITY TO USE THE COMPANY'S CONTENT, OR INABILITY TO ATTEND CONFERENCE.  AS BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND THE CONFERENCE VENUE, THEIR AGGREGATE MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS SHALL BE THE FEES PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER.  EXCEPT FOR YOUR WILLFUL OR NEGLIGENT ACTIONS, YOUR AGGREGATE MAXIMUM LIABILITY UNDER THESE TERMS SHALL BE THE FEES PAID BY YOU HEREUNDER. 

  

30. INDEMNIFICATION 

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold the Venue operator, as well as the Company and its agents, employees, sponsor, and licensors, harmless from and against every third-party claim and expense, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs, related in any way to your use of the Website in violation of its intended use, your negligent or willful acts or omissions arising from attendance of the Conference, or your violation of these Terms. 

 

31. GOVERNING LAW; DISPUTE RESOLUTION 

You agree that the laws of the state of Maryland will govern any claim or dispute relating to these Terms, the Website, Company Content, the Conference, your access to and use of the Website, or any combination of these items (the “Dispute”), without regard to conflicts of laws principles.  You further agree that the state and federal courts situated in Baltimore, Maryland shall be the sole venue for all claims and have sole and exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.  You expressly waive any forum non conveniens or similar objections.   Before you or the Company file any lawsuit regarding a Dispute, the parties will attempt to resolve the Dispute through negotiation or mediation, which shall be confidential. If the parties are unable to resolve the Dispute within thirty (30) days, the parties will be free to pursue all remedies available at law or equity. Notwithstanding the foregoing, each party has the right to seek a temporary restraining order, preliminary injunction, or other equitable relief from a court of competent jurisdiction to preserve the status quo, prevent irreparable harm, or avoid the expiration of any applicable limitation periods.  

 

32. FORCE MAJEURE

The Company shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by: fire; flood; strike; civil, governmental, or military authority; acts of God, terrorism, or war; pandemics, epidemics, contagions, or other health crises; travel restrictions; the availability of the Venue (if applicable); or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without the fault or negligence of the Company, the Venue, or their subcontractors such as, without limitation, power grid failures, internet outages, cyber warfare, cyber-attacks, ransomware attacks, cyber sabotage, civil war, sabotage, or piracy. The Company does not accept any liability on account of unavailability, interruptions, errors, viruses, or harmful components. For one or more of such reasons, the Company may postpone, reschedule, or cancel the Conference without liability on the part of the Company. In the event the Conference cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, the Company shall not be liable to attendee for any damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses. We will review refund and/or fee transfer requests, submitted in writing, for approval on a situational basis. 

 

33. MISCELLANEOUS 

  • These Terms do not create any legal or business relationship between you and the Company. 
  • The Company's failure to enforce a right does not mean that the Company has waived that right. 
  • If a court or other tribunal finds any provision of these Terms unenforceable, the Company will change that provision only to the extent necessary to make it enforceable. Other Terms will remain in full force and effect. 
  • Any interpretation of these Terms will look at fair meaning, and ambiguities must not be construed for or against any party. 
  • The Company may assign its rights under these Terms, but you may not do so. 
  • These Terms, together with any other terms that you agree to when using the Website or attending the Conference, comprise the entire agreement between the Company and you about your use of the Website and attendance at the Conference. 
  • These Terms supersede any prior agreements with the Company about using the Website and its content. 

    

34. ADDITIONAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS 

You acknowledge and agree that you are responsible for: 

  • Protecting any account and password information applicable to your use of the Website; 
  • Restricting the use and access to your computer, smartphone, or other device used to access the Website; and 
  • Any activity that occurs under your account due to your failure to protect such information. 

The views expressed by any Conference attendee, speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor are not necessarily those of the Company. All Conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of any and all individual or presentations, marketing collateral, advertising, and online Web content. 

Please click here to view the Privacy Policy for the Website(s) and the Conference; it is part of, and incorporated by reference into, these Terms. 

Please click here to view the event's Code of Conduct as they apply to your use of the Website(s) and attendance of the Conference; they are part of, and incorporated by reference into, these Terms. 

Please click here to view additional Special Terms and Conditions that apply to the Conference; they apply to your use of the Website(s) and attendance of the Conference, and are part of, and incorporated by reference into, these Terms. 

Please click here to view the Terms of Use that apply to your use of the Website(s) and attendance of the Conference; they are part of, and incorporated by reference into, these Terms.

  

Version 2024.06b

Version History:

2024.06b - 2024-JUN-07 - Updated to include numbering and to include Section 27, which addresses transaction processing fees associated with sales of third-party products/services via the Website.

2024.06a - 2024-JUN-04 - Updated to include language regarding continuing education credits.

2024.05a - 2024-MAY-28 - Initial Public Version.

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