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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS

General
The following terms and conditions set out the legal rules applicable to the APST 3 Conference. Participants shall be bound by these terms and conditions upon registering for the Conference and are advised to read and understand these terms carefully before registering. The Organizer will not accept any conditions contradictory to or deviant from these general terms and conditions.

Organizer
Responsible for the organization of the Conference is the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Institute for Chemical Technology of Organic Materials (CTO), Institute of Polymer Chemistry (ICP), and Institute of Polymer Product Engineering (IPPE), located in Linz, Austria.

Registration

Registration to the Conference must be done through the online registration system. The registration deadline is 30 June 2013. Participants will receive an automatic confirmation of the registration details. If you do not obtain anything, please send an email to apst(at)jku.at to make sure that the Organizer has received your booking. Registration will only be effective on receipt of the registration fee or after authorization of credit card payment. Please notify any corrections to your registration immediately.

Fees and Payment Conditions

The registration fee is EUR 450,00 for full participants and EUR 250,00 for students and includes admission to all conference sessions, book of abstracts, detailed program, list of participants, morning and afternoon refreshment breaks, lunch and social event. Additional participation in the PhD-workshop on day 3 (September 11) will cost another 50 Euro.

Travel, accommodation and meal expenses are excluded from registration fees and result in additional expenses.

We recommend using the online payment (Master Card, Visa, American Express) when registering for the Conference. The alternative is a bank transfer. See below the detailed bank information. After the online payment you will receive an automatic e-mail message that the transaction was successful. All payments are made in Euro.

Cancellation
Participants shall be entitled to cancel their registration within a period of 7 days after registration at no cancellation charge. In this case the registration shall not become due. Notwithstanding the preceding provision the following shall apply: If cancellations are received by the end of registration deadline, the registration fee will be reimbursed minus 20 % of the original fee. If cancellations are received after deadline you will be charged with 30 % cancellation costs of the original fee. The date of receipt shall be decisive. Participants, who do not cancel and do not attend, will still be responsible for the full registration fee. The Participant has the right to appoint a substitute at any time without additional cost.

All cancellations and changes must be submitted in written form – with indication of full name, invoice number and bank details for reimbursement – to: renate.herbrik(at)jku.at.

The Organizer reserves the right to modify the content of the program, the speakers and the times of presentations. If the number of participants is insufficient, the Organizer reserves the right to cancel the Conference and all related products and/or services without any liability on his part. In the case of a cancellation by the Organizer participants will be reimbursed the registration fee actually paid.

Liability
The Organizer does not accept liability for the up-to-dateness, correctness and completeness in respect to conference documentation and content.

The Organizer will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for any damage or injury to persons or property during the Conference.

Photographs etc.
The Organizer may free of charge and without the further consent of the participants use and release pictures and shots taken of the participants and/or their works (such as posters, excerpts of presentations or lectures) during the Conference for reports of the Conference and announcement of events in future.

Privacy Policy

All personal data provided to the Organizer for registration will be treated as confidential. The data shall be used and stored for further processing and documentation purposes. The information will not be re-used for an incompatible purpose. Data shall be delivered to assigned service providers, as deemed necessary for the successful performance of the Conference. The Organizer will only disclose information to third parties if that is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose(s) identified above.

Severability Clause

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is found to be invalid, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms and Conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.

Disputes

All agreements between the Organizer and the Participant and all disputes which may arise between the Organizer and the Participants shall be exclusively subject to Austrian law. Court of jurisdiction shall be Linz, if not otherwise required by the Austrian Consumer Protection Act

Bank information details:

Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69, 4040 Linz, Austria

Bank: Raiffeisenlandesbank OOE (RLBOOE)
BCN: 34000
Account No.: 2624765
BIC/SWIFT: RZOOAT2L
IBAN: AT883400000002624765
VAT No.: ATU57515567
DVR No. 093696
Venue: Linz