General Terms and Conditions of the Eckankar Society of Switzerland
These General Terms and Conditions shall apply for all public and internal events of the Eckankar Society of Switzerland. For better understanding, the masculine form is used regardless of gender.
2. Registration for Events
Your registration is binding. If the number of participants of an event is limited, registrations will be considered in the order in which they were received.
In case a registered attendee is unable to attend, his registration can be transferred to another person under the same conditions and without cancellation, if this other person qualifies for participation in the event.
As a non-profit organization, the Eckankar Society of Switzerland expects donations to cover its expenses for an event.
Donations for an event can be made during the registration process. Payment options shall be communicated for each event. For last-minute registrations or by arrangement, donations may also be made in cash at the registration desk on site.
4. Cost for Services
In certain cases, the Eckankar Society of Switzerland shall purchase third party services (e.g. meals or housing), which are transferred to the attendees without profit.
The cost for such services may be paid by the attendees along with their registration doation.
Refunds of donations, once made, are not intended, unless a mistake was made on the part of Eckankar, or an event is cancelled or postponed pursuant to clause 6.
As far as third party services are concerned, the conditions for cancellation and refunds of the respective third party apply.
6. Cancellation or Postponement of Events
If there is an insufficient number of registrations, or if other circumstances prevent the realization of an event from the perspective of the Eckankar Society of Switzerland, the Eckankar Society of Switzerland reserves the right to cancel or postpone such event.
Everyone having registered shall be informed immediately of such a decision, and, in the case of a cancellation, already made registration donations shall be refunded.
If an event is postponed, a registered participant is entitled to forego all services, when letting the Eckankar Society of Switzerland know about that in writing, by regular mail or email, within fourteen days after receipt of the notification; then donations already made shall be refunded.
Further claims for compensation are expressly excluded.
7. Liability and Insurance
Attendees are fully liable for themselves and for their actions within and outside of an event. The Eckankar Society of Switzerland shall assume no liability whatsoever for accidents, thefts, or damage of any kind that may occur during or outside of the event.
Attendees are responsible for taking out their own accident and liability insurances.
As consequence of a violation of the rules and instructions of the Eckankar Society of Switzerland, the Eckankar Society of Switzerland may exclude an attendee from the event.
9. Copyright and Usage Rights
The Eckankar Society of Switzerland or the Eckankar Spiritual Center in Chanhassen, MN, USA, own the rights to all documents distributed at the event. Such documents may only be copied and transferred with the consent of the Eckankar Society of Switzerland or the Eckankar Spiritual Center in Chanhassen.
It may be that photos, videos, audio recordings, or the like are taken for documentation purposes by helpers of the Eckankar Society of Switzerland. With his registration, an attendee grants the Eckankar Society of Switzerland unlimited and irrevocable usage rights to all photos, videos, audio recordings, or the like taken during the event.
10. Data Protection
All data of attendees shall be treated as confidential. Such data shall be stored internally only and are subject to strict compliance with Swiss data protection laws.
11. Place of Jurisdiction / Applicable Law
Legal matters arising from all public or internal events, as well as these General Terms and Conditions, are governed by the laws of Switzerland. Place of jurisdiction is Zurich, Switzerland.
Zurich, 25.2.2016 – Version 1.5
Eckankar Society of Switzerland, Kurvenstrasse 17, 8006 Zurich, Switzerland