Terms of Service
IMPORTANT NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT IS SUBJECT TO BINDING ARBITRATION AND A WAIVER OF CLASS ACTION RIGHTS. PLEASE READ THE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY.
1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS
You represent and warrant that you: (a) are of legal age to form a binding contract; (b) have not previously been suspended or removed from using our Services; and (c) have full power and authority to enter into this agreement and in doing so will not violate any other agreement to which you are a party. If you are registering to use the Services on behalf of a legal entity, you further represent and warrant that (x) such legal entity is duly organized and validly existing under the applicable laws of the jurisdiction of its organization, and (y) you are duly authorized by such legal entity to act on its behalf.
4. ROLE OF EDCON
You expressly acknowledge, agree, and understand that: EDCON is a non-profit annual global Ethereum conference that is committed to serving the Ethereum ecosystem by boosting the communication and interaction of Ethereum communities worldwide. EDCON’s goal is to foster collaboration, innovation, and growth in the Ethereum ecosystem. Your donation will directly contribute to the growth and success of the Ethereum ecosystem, and help to build a more decentralized and secure world. EDCON welcomes anyone from anywhere, we hope to become the backbone of Ethereum technology and its application.
5. RESTRICTIONS ON USE
You may not use, or cause or encourage others to use, EDCON for any illegal, harmful, fraudulent, infringing, or objectionable activities. Here is a non-exhaustive list of prohibited activities:
● Collecting personally identifiable information (e.g., do not ask Users for their email address or phone number)
● Using EDCON to try to generate "referred" site visits or click-through traffic
● Disrupting, manipulating, or degrading the operation of any website, product, or service
● Phishing, spamming, or pharming
● Unsolicited contacting of Users or other abusive behavior
● Advertising or marketing activities, including Tasks requiring registration at another website or group
● Tasks intended to promote a site, service or opinion (e.g., don't ask Hunters to write fake news or reviews)
● Infringing or misappropriating the rights of others, including Tasks that require violating the terms of any website, product, or service
● Posting or transmitting any content that is illegal, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable, including content that constitutes child pornography, relates to bestiality, or depicts non-consensual sex acts
● Disrupting, manipulating, or impairing the operation of the EDCON Site (e.g., do not try to "game" search results for Tasks)
● Scraping data or content from the EDCON Site
● Creating a security risk for EDCON or any EDCON User, including posting Tasks that require downloading software that contains harmful content or malicious code
● Performing or requesting Tasks through venues other than the EDCON Site
6. WARRANTY DISCLAIMER
You expressly understand and agree that your use of the Service is at your sole risk. The Service is provided on an "AS IS" and "as available" basis, without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement. You release EDCON from all liability for content you acquired or failed to acquire through the Service.
7. PLATFORM SECURITY
EDCON is an early stage platform. You acknowledge that Ethereum applications are code subject to flaws and acknowledge that you are solely responsible for evaluating any available code provided by the Services. You further expressly acknowledge and represent that applications can be written maliciously or negligently, that EDCON cannot be held liable for your interaction with such applications. These warnings and others later provided by EDCON in no way evidence or represent an on-going duty to alert you to all of the potential risks of utilizing the Service.
8. RISK OF ERRORS, BUGS, AND DOWNTIME
You acknowledge and accept that the Services (i) may contain bugs, errors and defects, (ii) may function improperly or be subject to periods of downtime and unavailability, (iii) may result in total or partial loss or corruption of data used in the Services, and (iv) may be modified at any time, including through the release of subsequent versions, all with or without notice.
10. LIMITATION ON LIABILITY
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION YOU SEND OR RECEIVE DURING YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED OR LATER ACQUIRED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND SERVICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. RECOGNIZING SUCH, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER EDCON NOR ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES AND AGENCIES, AS WELL AS THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, SHAREHOLDERS OR REPRESENTATIVES OF ANY OF THE FOREGOING ENTITIES, OR ITS SUPPLIERS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY OR OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER TANGIBLE OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, IN JURISDICTIONS WHERE PERMITTED, NEGLIGENCE AND GROSS NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER THEORY (EVEN IF EDCON HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM THE SITE OR SERVICE; THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SITE OR SERVICE; UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE OR SERVICE; ANY ACTIONS WE TAKE OR FAIL TO TAKE AS A RESULT OF COMMUNICATIONS YOU SEND TO US; HUMAN ERRORS; TECHNICAL MALFUNCTIONS; FAILURES, INCLUDING PUBLIC UTILITY OR TELEPHONE OUTAGES; OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, LATENCY, DELETIONS OR DEFECTS OF ANY DEVICE OR NETWORK, PROVIDERS, OR SOFTWARE (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THOSE THAT DO NOT PERMIT PARTICIPATION IN THE SERVICE); ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE TO COMPUTER EQUIPMENT; INABILITY TO FULLY ACCESS THE SITE OR SERVICE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE; THEFT, TAMPERING, DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, IMAGES OR OTHER CONTENT OF ANY KIND; DATA THAT IS PROCESSED LATE OR INCORRECTLY OR IS INCOMPLETE OR LOST; TYPOGRAPHICAL, PRINTING OR OTHER ERRORS, OR ANY COMBINATION THEREOF; OR ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SITE OR SERVICE.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
The licenses to User Content granted by you in this Agreement will terminate within a commercially reasonable time after you remove or delete your User Content from the Site, except that you grant EDCON and our successors and affiliates the irrevocable and perpetual license to retain and use, but not publicly display or distribute, server or archival copies of all User Content that you have removed or deleted to the extent permitted by applicable law.
12. TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION
EDCON may terminate or suspend all or part of the Service without prior notice or liability if you breach any of the terms or conditions of the Terms. We may, in our sole discretion and without liability to you, with or without prior notice and at any time, modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, any portion of our Services.
The following provisions of the Terms survive any termination of these Terms: INDEMNITY; WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS; LIMITATION ON LIABILITY; OUR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION; NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES; BINDING ARBITRATION AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER; GENERAL INFORMATION.
13. NO THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES
14. NOTICE AND PROCEDURE FOR MAKING
COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT CLAIMS
If you believe that your copyright or the copyright of a person on whose behalf you are authorized to act has been infringed, please provide EDCON a written notice containing the following information:
● an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright or other intellectual property interest;
● a description of the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
● a description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Service.
EDCON can be reached at:
Subject Line: Copyright Notification
In addition to the recognition that EDCON is not a party to any Service Contract between Users, you hereby release EDCON, our affiliates, and our respective officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and employees from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, arising out of or in any way connected with any dispute you have with another User, whether it be at law or in equity. This release includes, for example and without limitation, any disputes regarding the performance, functions, and quality of the work provided to the EDCON Poster and requests for refunds based upon disputes.
TO THE EXTENT APPLICABLE, YOU HEREBY WAIVE THE PROTECTIONS OF CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE § 1542 (AND ANY ANALOGOUS LAW IN ANY OTHER APPLICABLE JURISDICTION) WHICH SAYS: “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR.”
16. GENERAL INFORMATION
16.1. Entire Agreement
These Terms (and any additional terms, rules and conditions of participation that EDCON may post on the Service) constitute the entire agreement between you and EDCON with respect to the Service and supersedes any prior agreements, oral or written, between you and EDCON. In the event of a conflict between these Terms and the additional terms, rules and conditions of participation, the latter will prevail over the Terms to the extent of the conflict.
16.2. Waiver and Severability of Terms
The failure of EDCON to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms is found by an arbitrator or court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the arbitrator or court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms remain in full force and effect.
16.3. Statute of Limitations
You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to the use of the Service or the Terms must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.
Users with questions, complaints or claims with respect to the Service may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
17. INTERNATIONAL USERS
The Site is controlled, operated and administered by EDCON from its offices within the United States of America and is not intended to subject EDCON to the laws or jurisdiction of any state, country or territory other than that of the United States. EDCON does not represent or warrant that the Site or any part thereof is appropriate or available for use in any particular jurisdiction other than the United States. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for complying with all local statutes, orders, regulations, rules, and other laws. You are also subject to United States export controls and are responsible for any violations of such controls, including without limitation any United States embargoes or other federal rules and regulations restricting exports. EDCON may limit the Site’s availability, in whole or in part, to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction we choose, at any time and in our sole discretion.
18. USER GENERATED CONTENT
The Service permits you to create and/or upload material which you own, have created or otherwise have appropriate rights in, including without limitation Kudos (collectively, "User Generated Content" or "UGC"). UGC includes, for example, drawings, images, pictures, writings, games, videos and any other content or materials contributed by users to, on, or through the Service. If we believe that your use or uploading of UGC breaches any of the terms and conditions set forth herein, then we may remove, block, edit, move or disable such UGC in our sole discretion. If you contravene any of the terms and conditions herein, we reserve the right to suspend or permanently remove availability of your UGC and to take any other steps which we consider appropriate including terminating your ability to use the Service.
18.2. Your Responsibility
You are solely responsible for your UGC and the consequences of posting or publishing UGC. By posting or publishing UGC on or through the Service, you affirm, represent, and warrant that: (a) you are the creator of or otherwise own the rights in the UGC that you make available to or through the Service, or, for any UGC that is owned by a third party, you have the express authorization of such third party to upload such UGC to or through the Service; (b) no item of UGC that you upload infringes the intellectual property rights or privacy or any other rights of anyone else or is illegal or breaches the Terms; (c) you waive and agree not to assert any moral rights or similar rights you may have in UGC; (d) you are solely responsible for your UGC, and acknowledge that we do not pre-screen any UGC and do not endorse or approve of any UGC that you or other users may contribute to the Service; (e) you must not in any way claim or suggest that any UGC is endorsed or supported by us; and (f) your use of the Service, including the UGC you upload, complies with all applicable laws and legislation and is not harmful, offensive, defamatory, sexually explicit, obscene, violent, threatening, harassing, abusive, falsely representative of your persona, invasive of someone else’s privacy, illegal or likely to cause any reputational loss or embarrassment to us or our affiliates.
18.3. License Grant to Us
By posting or publishing UGC to the Service or otherwise, you grant us a worldwide, perpetual, non-exclusive, fully transferable, royalty-free, irrevocable, commercial right and license to host, store, use, transfer, display, perform, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, combine with other materials, publish, distribute, create derivative works from, promote, exhibit, broadcast, syndicate, sublicense (including, without limitation, to third party individuals, media channels, platforms, and distributors), and otherwise use and exploit in any manner whatsoever, or grant third parties the right to do any of the foregoing, to all or any portion of your UGC, for any purpose whatsoever, including for commercial purposes, in any means or media formats and through any media channels (now known or hereafter developed) and to advertise, market, and promote the same. You further irrevocably grant us the right, but not the obligation, to use your name in connection with your UGC. You also agree to waive any right of approval for our use of the rights granted herein that you may have in any UGC, even if it is altered or changed in a manner not agreeable to you. To the extent not waivable, you irrevocably agree not to exercise such rights in a manner that interferes with any exercise of the granted rights. To the extent permitted by applicable laws, you also waive any moral rights or rights of a like nature that you may have in such UGC. Any such use of your UGC by us shall be without any compensation paid to you.
18.4. Use of UGC
USERS OF THE SERVICE CREATE, DOWNLOAD AND USE UGC AT THEIR OWN RISK. WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO EDIT OR CONTROL UGC THAT YOU OR OTHER USERS POST OR PUBLISH, AND WILL NOT BE IN ANY WAY RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR UGC. WE MAY, HOWEVER, AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE, SCREEN, REMOVE, EDIT, OR BLOCK ANY UGC THAT IN OUR SOLE JUDGMENT VIOLATES THESE LICENSE TERMS OR IS OTHERWISE OBJECTIONABLE. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN USING THE SERVICE YOU WILL BE EXPOSED TO UGC FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT UGC MAY BE INACCURATE, OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OBJECTIONABLE. YOU AGREE TO WAIVE, AND DO HEREBY WAIVE, ANY LEGAL OR EQUITABLE RIGHTS OR REMEDIES YOU HAVE OR MAY HAVE AGAINST US WITH RESPECT TO UGC. WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH UGC. IF NOTIFIED BY A USER OR CONTENT OWNER THAT UGC ALLEGEDLY DOES NOT CONFORM TO THE LICENSE TERMS, WE MAY INVESTIGATE THE ALLEGATION AND DETERMINE IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION WHETHER TO REMOVE THE UGC, WHICH WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DO AT ANY TIME AND WITHOUT NOTICE. FOR CLARITY, WE DO NOT PERMIT COPYRIGHT-INFRINGING ACTIVITIES ON THE SERVICE.
18.5 Display of Profile
Users who own or otherwise receive Kudos or other UGC agree to have their EDCON profile page linked on Kudos pages.
19. ADDITIONAL SERVICES
If you enter into any order form for additional services (the “Additional Services”) from EDCON (including without limitation Hackathons and Tribes), you agree to be subject to the terms of such order form and these Terms, including this Section 30.
You agree to pay EDCON the fees specified in the order form. Unless otherwise specified therein, all fees will be due and payable within 30 days of your receipt of an invoice. Failure to pay the Additional Fees by their due dates may result in the loss of some or all of the Services at EDCON’s sole discretion. Additional Fees are non-refundable.
19.3. License to Your Materials
You hereby grant to EDCON a non-exclusive, non-transferable license to use the logos, trademarks, service marks, trade dress and other protectable source or business identifiers, and any documents, information and other materials owned or licensed by you and provided by you to EDCON for use in connection with the Additional Services. Except as specifically set forth above, neither party will acquire any right, title or interest in the other party’s trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, logos, commercial symbols, copyrights, patents and any other intellectual property rights by virtue of the provisions hereunder.
You agree not to issue any press release or otherwise make any public announcement related to the Additional Services or the transactions contemplated in the order forms without the prior written approval of EDCON.
20. REFUND POLICY
In case you want a refund, please note that all tickets can be refunded, provided that you request the refund before the start of the event.
The refunded amount will be credited back to the original payment method used for purchasing the ticket, which can be either Stripe or USDT. In case of a refund request for a USDT payment, the requester is responsible for paying the gas fees for the transaction, and the refunded amount will be reduced by the deducted gas fees. In case of a refund request for a Stripe payment, the requester is responsible for paying the fees incurred, and the refunded amount will be reduced by the deducted fees.
Please note that if your refund request is approved, your e-ticket will become invalid immediately, and given that the EDCON team would be busy arranging this annual Ethereum conference, all refunds will be made after the event.
Please also note that all tickets are Non-Transferrable. This policy has been put in place to maintain the integrity of our events and to protect our customers from fraudulent activities. Any attempt to transfer or resell a ticket will result in the cancellation of the ticket without refund. Thanks for your understanding.