Terms & Conditions

Virtual Events Code of Conduct

The 2021 Virtual DEN Conference (Deaf Entrepreneurship Network) is made up of a community with a common agenda, cause, and interests, who collaborate by sharing ideas, information, and resources. It is of paramount importance to the DEN planning committee that each and every person attending our virtual events has a positive and rewarding experience and to that end, DEN is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all event participants.

 

The DEN planning committee has established this Virtual Events Code of Conduct to provide guidelines to Participants and to ensure that all Participants understand what behavior is expected, and what behavior will not be tolerated.  All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, DEN staff/committee members, exhibitors/sponsors, vendors/service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Virtual Events Code of Conduct.

DEN has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff/committee at our meetings.

If you experience harassment or see/hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, DEN asks that you inform the Conference Manager, 2021DEN@goden.org, so that we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable Behavior is defined as:
•    Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
•    Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, exhibitor/sponsor, DEN staff or committee members, service provider, or another event guest.
•    Examples of verbal abuse include but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, exhibitor/sponsor, DEN staff/committee members, service provider, or other meeting guests.
•    Disruption of presentations during sessions or any virtual meetups or events throughout the virtual experience. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any DEN virtual event staff.
•    Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. DEN reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
•    Participants should not copy or take screenshots of Q&A or any chat room activity that takes place in the virtual space.

 

Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior
DEN reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the virtual meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior, and DEN reserves the right to prohibit attendance at any future meeting, virtually or in person.

 

Grievances
A participant who believes he or she was falsely or unfairly accused of violating this Code of Conduct should notify the conference manager with a concise description of the grievance. All grievances will be handled in accordance with existing governing policies.

Release of Personal Information Consent

I hereby grant Deaf Entrepreneurship Network (the “DEN”) the irrevocable right and permission to release my personal information (name, address, e-mail address, telephone number) to DEN and its affiliates, sponsors, and partners (the “Third Parties”) without any form of compensation to me. 

DEN may disclose your personal information to third parties for the following reasons:

  • DEN may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is transferred to a third party. 

  • DEN may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. 

  • All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to DEN, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

  • DEN may disclose your personal information, without notice, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on DEN or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of DEN; and/or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of DEN, or the public. 

I hereby release, acquit and forever discharge the DEN, the associated Third Parties, and former organizers and members of the above-named entities from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages, and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said personal information, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.

I hereby warrant that I am eighteen (18) years old or more and competent to contract in my own name or, if I am less than eighteen years old, that my parent or guardian has consented to this release form above.  This release is binding on me and my heirs, assigns, and personal representatives.

By checking the box on my registration form for the 2021 Virtual DEN Conference, I have understood and agree to the aforementioned sections covering Release of Personal Information to Third Parties.

DEN welcomes your questions or comments regarding this form. If you believe that DEN has not adhered to this form, please contact DEN at the email address: info@GoDEN.org 

Video and Photography Release

I hereby grant Deaf Entrepreneurship Network (DEN) and its partners (Third Parties) the irrevocable right and permission to use photographs and/or video recordings of me on DEN and other events and in publications, promotional flyers, educational materials, derivative works, or for any other similar purpose without compensation.  

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

I hereby release, acquit and forever discharge the DEN, its current and former organizers, and members of the above-named entities from any and all claims, demands, rights, promises, damages, and liabilities arising out of or in connection with the use or distribution of said photographs and/or video recordings, including but not limited to any claims for invasion of privacy, appropriation of likeness or defamation.

I hereby warrant that I am eighteen (18) years old or more and competent to contract in my own name or, if I am less than eighteen (18) years old, that my parent or guardian has consented to this release form above.  This release is binding on me and my heirs, assigns, and personal representatives.

By checking the box on my registration form for the 2021 Virtual DEN Conference, I have understood and agree to the sections covering Video/Photograph Release.

DEN welcomes your questions or comments regarding this form. If you believe that DEN has not adhered to this form, please contact DEN at the email address: info@GoDEN.org 
 

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