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© 2015-2019 The Data Science Conference® is a registered trademark of NeoNorm, LLC. 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The Data Science Conference® is a registered trademark of NeoNorm, LLC, which was formed in 2008 in the United States.  NeoNorm, LLC is the sole organizer and owner of The Data Science Conference®.  This event is not sponsored by nor affiliated with any institution, organization, corporation, or entity other than NeoNorm, LLC. The Data Science Conference® accepts no sponsors.

 

In the following contract, a vendor is a supplier of products and/or services. A recruiter is a supplier of employees. A sponsor is a vendor who pays for parts of the conference in return of access to the conference and/or advertisement opportunities by the conference organizer.

 

This event is open to analytics professionals, i.e., data scientists, predictive modelers, data miners, machine learners, artificial intelligence practitioners, computer scientists, or professionals in a related field, 18 years and older only. 

 

This conference is not open to vendors in their capacity to sell products or services or use the event as a means to solicit contacts, i.e., source prospects, for future opportunities to sell products and/or services. This conference is, however, open to analytics professionals who are employed by vendors. Analytics professionals employed by vendors agree that during this conference will not promote, source prospects, or in any way attempt to gain an advantage that might lead to a future business transaction between their vendor employer and other conference attendees.

 

This event is not open to recruiters in their capacity to recruit analytics professionals as their prospects. This conference is open to analytics professionals who are employed by recruiting companies. Analytics professionals employed by recruiters agree that during this conference will not solicit contact information from other conference attendees with the intent to use said contact information for future recruitment.

 

The organizers reserve the right to remove from the conference anyone who engages in recruiting activities and/or attempts to sell services and/or products during the conference and/or solicits other attendees' contact information for future recruitment or prospect sourcing.

 

NeoNorm, LLC may request a business card and/or a photo ID upon admission. NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to refuse entry and/or remove anyone from the event at the organizers' sole discretion.

NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to make any changes it deems fit to the conference program, including but not limited to presentations, topics, themes, and panel discussions. Occasionally speakers may cancel and/or topics may change and no guarantee is given that any given speaker or topic in the program will take place.

 

NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to change the conference location, day, and/or time. NeoNorm, LLC will not be liable for any expenses incurred to conference participants from such change, including but not limited to transportation/travel expenses, lodging/hotel expenses, and lost revenue expenses.

By registering for a NeoNorm, LLC conference, you agree to receive e-mail notifications about future NeoNorm, LLC conferences. You may "unsubscribe" by following the directions at the footer of any e-mail received. NOTE: We will never sell, share, or rent your e-mail address to others.

NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to use photographs of any event and any attendee in promotional materials.

NeoNorm, LLC assumes no liability for the acts of its suppliers nor for the safety of any event participant while traveling to or from this event. The total liability during the hours of the event will be limited to a refund of the conference fee.

 

Speaker/Presentation Policy

NeoNorm, LLC is not responsible for and does not hold the copyrights to speaker presentations. NeoNorm, LLC is not liable for any damages resulting from the opinions and ideas communicated during the conference among participants, including but not limited to speakers and attendees. NeoNorm, LLC is not liable for any conference participant presentations, comments, or remarks that might reasonably offend anyone. Speakers agree that their presentation will not promote any products or services. In case a presentation does promote products or services, the presenter or the presenter's employer is liable for any legal action against NeoNorm, LLC. NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to terminate a presentation if it is reasonably perceived as a sales pitch, or if it is offensive, or if it is discriminatory, or for any other reason to the sole discretion of NeoNorm, LLC.

 

Discrimination Policy

NeoNorm, LLC prohibits discrimination against any and all conference participants on the base(s) of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, dysprosody (accent of speech), and/or sexual orientation.

Video and Audio Recording Policy

Only NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to record video and/or audio and take photographs during the conference. NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to make video and/or audio recordings and take photographs of the entire conference or part of the conference. NeoNorm, LLC reserves the right to use photographs, video recordings, or audio recordings of any event and of any attendee in promotional materials. Making audio and/or video recordings as well as taking photographs during conference sessions or coffee/lunch/network breaks on conference premises is strictly prohibited without the express written permission of NeoNorm, LLC.

 

Cancellation Policy

In the unlikely case the conference is canceled, NeoNorm, LLC will refund the full amount paid, but is not liable for any expenses incurred by the cancellation of the event, including but not limited to transportation or lodging related to the event. 

In case you need to cancel your registration(s), cancelling thirty (30) days or more in advance will result in a $250 cancellation fee (per registration) and no refund will be issued if the cancellation occurs within thirty (30) days of the conference start day.

 

Discounts

We usually, but not always, offer four (4) kinds of discounts: (1) early registration discounts, (2) group discounts, (3) government discounts, and (4) academic discounts.

We think of this conference more as a service to the Data Science community rather than a large profit turning enterprise. The margin for discounts might not be as large as for other conferences.

The early registration discount incentifies attendees to register early on, which helps tremendously with the logistics of organizing a conference. Group discounts are available for two or more attendees. Government discounts are for full-time federal, state, or local government employees. Academic discounts for full-time students and faculty members are also available. 

Pricing for discounts is different for early and late registration periods. Please refer to the Register page for more information on pricing or contact us with any questions.

The attendee is responsible for choosing the discount that applies to his/her case. For example, if you don't know that another employee from your company is registering and you pay the regular Single Pass price instead of the group discount price, the conference is not responsible for refunding the difference between the regular price and the group discount price. Or, for example, if you are an academic and you pay the regular price instead of the academic discount price, the conference is not responsible for any refunds. However, if you feel you paid for the wrong pass, please contact us for a partial refund (at the conference's discretion).

 

Privacy Policy

 

Your privacy is very important to us. We have developed this Privacy Policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate, disclose, and make use of personal information. 

  • Personal data will never be sold, rented, given out or in any other way shared with any third party.

  • We will collect and use personal information solely with the objective of fulfilling those purposes specified by us and/or for other compatible purposes, unless we obtain the consent of the individual concerned or as required by law.

  • Before or at the time of collecting personal information, we will identify the purposes for which information is being collected. For example, you will know that you give us your name or email for payment, registration, badge information, or to contact us using the Contact Us form. 

  • We will collect personal information by lawful and fair means and, where appropriate, with the knowledge or consent of the individual concerned.

  • Personal data should be relevant to the purposes for which it is to be used, and, to the extent necessary for those purposes, should be accurate, complete, and up-to-date.

  • We will protect personal information by reasonable security safeguards against loss or theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use or modification.

  • We will make readily available to customers information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.