Terms and Conditions

In these Terms and Conditions the expressions: “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Argus Media Limited a company incorporated in England with registered company number 01642534 and whose registered office is at Argus House, 175 St John Street, London, EC1V 4LW; and “you” and “your” refer to you. Subject to availability, we accept bookings for events through the online, electronic or postal submission of a registration form. Upon our communication to you (including by email) of our acceptance of your booking, there shall be a legally binding contract between you and us incorporating these Terms and Conditions.


1. If payment is not received in full at the time of booking, your booking will be provisional until payment is received in full in accordance with paragraph 2 below. You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee bookings made on a provisional basis. 2. The event fee is payable within 30 days of the invoice date and in any event must be received in full 7 days before the event. 3. Fees are a fixed price and unless otherwise stated reductions and discounts cannot be offered should you not wish to attend the entire event. 4. In order to qualify for any “early bird” discounts, booking and payment in full must be received prior to the date specified above and on the invoice. 5. UK Excise Regulations, delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any event taking place in the UK.

Cancellations & Substitutions

6. If you are unable to attend the event, you may send a substitute provided that you inform us in writing to wcc@argusmedia.com at least 48 hours before the commencement of the event. 7. Cancellations made in writing to wcc@argusmedia.com before 26 April 2016 will be refunded in full, less a 15% administration charge. No refunds will be given for cancellations received on or after 26 April 2016. 8. Failure to attend all or part of an event for any reason whatsoever will be treated as a late cancellation and no refunds will be given. 9. If the event is cancelled for any reason within our control, then the registration fee will be fully refunded. We shall not be liable for any other loss, damage, costs (including without limitation travel, visa or accommodation costs), expenses or other liabilities incurred by you in connection with such cancellation. Refunds may take up to 25 business days.


10. Our agendas are correct at the time of issue; however, it may be necessary to make some amendments to the content, speakers, location, and/or timing of the event. 11. Please advise us of any special requirements (such as access or dietary requirements) at the time of booking. 12. We reserve the right to refuse admission to an event for any reason. 13. Views expressed by speakers at the event may not be the views of Argus. All event materials are provided to you on an “as is” basis and we make no warranty as to the completeness or accuracy of such materials. 14. You agree that, unless otherwise expressly stated, we own all intellectual property rights in all event materials and delegate lists. 15. You may not film, photograph or otherwise record all or any part of the event without our prior written consent. 16. You must comply with all applicable laws and any health and safety requirements (including no smoking signs) in respect of the event.

Privacy & Marketing

17. Any personal data you disclose to us is collected by Argus on behalf of itself and the International Cocoa Organization (ICCO), with whom it organises the World Cocoa Conference 2016. The personal data will be processed by us in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and our privacy policy. 18. Your personal data may be used by us and carefully selected third parties (including the ICCO) to inform you about other products and services that may be of interest to you via telephone, post and/or email. If you do not wish to receive such marketing information, please contact us. 19. You agree that we may use your company name in marketing promotions in connection with this event. 20. We may record (by audio and/or visual means) all or part of the event. You agree that we may use and distribute such recordings for the purposes of training, publicity and documentation.

Third Party Apps

21. From time to time, we may select third parties to create/provide web-based applications for our events (“Apps“). 22. You agree that your personal data may be transferred to such third parties and that your name, job title and company details may appear on the App. If you do not wish for your details to be used in this way, please contact us.23 Argus does not accept responsibility or liability for your use/ download, or inability to use/download, the App, nor for any defects, viruses, or corruptions arising out of your download and/or use of the App. Use of the App is entirely at your own risk. 24 Argus reserves the right in its sole discretion and at any time to withdraw use of or access to the App and reserves the right to moderate, edit and/or remove any part any functionality of the App and content posted by you or other users. 25 You should ensure that you read any third-party App privacy policies and terms of use before downloading such App.


26. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate insurance cover for your attendance at the event. 27. You are fully responsible and liable for any loss or damage caused by you to property or individuals at an event. 28. Except in respect of death or personal injury caused by our negligence or for fraud, our total aggregate liability in connection with the event shall be limited to the fee paid by you. 29. You are responsible for safeguarding your own property at the event. We accept no liability in respect of any damage to, or theft or loss of, your property. 30. These Terms and Conditions together with the registration form set out the entire agreement between you and us. 31. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions (in whole or in part) is found by any competent authority to be unenforceable or illegal, the remainder of provisions shall remain in force. 32. These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by the laws of England and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

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