Badge Scanning & Mobile App at Events

I understand that by scanning my badge at a TouchPoint or by allowing my badge to be scanned by an exhibitor or sponsor, I will be providing that exhibitor or sponsor with my personal data (as disclosed when registering). I consent to this personal data being transferred and accept that this exhibitor or sponsor may contact me about their products or services. I agree that this partner or sponsor may transfer my data outside of the European Economic Area for these purposes and I consent to such transfer. I also understand and agree that my personal data may be held and used by the organiser of this event, and any third party hosting provider acting on its behalf, in order to stage the event and to analyse visitor traffic with a view to improving the event experience for participants.

By participating in this event, attendees acknowledge and consent to having their basic profile information, including name and affiliation, listed within the event app's attendee directory for the purpose of facilitating networking and matchmaking. Please note that contact information will not be shared unless a mutual agreement, referred to as a 'handshake,' is initiated by both parties. Attendees have the option to set their contact information to 'public' if they wish to share it proactively. Those who prefer not to have their information listed or shared in this manner may opt out by sending an email to [email protected], clearly stating their preference to be excluded from the attendee listings."


Event Agency Terms & Conditions

Event agency terms & conditions

 

  1. Definitions and interpretation
    • The following definitions and rules of interpretation apply in this agreement.
Business Day a day, other than a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday in England, when banks in London are open for business.
Contract a contract between you and us in relation to sponsorship of the Event incorporating the Order and these Terms and Conditions under condition 2.
Data Protection Legislation all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in the UK including the UK GDPR; the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) (and regulations made thereunder); the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply to a party relating to the use of personal data (including, without limitation, the privacy of electronic communications);
Event the event(s) to be organised by us as set out in the Order, which may be a physical event or a digital virtual event or other broadcast digital audio or video webinar.
Event Marks the designation used singularly or collectively in association with the Event.
Force Majeure means an event beyond the reasonable control of a party, including but not limited to act of god, strike, lock-out or other industrial disputes (whether involving the workforce of the Organiser or of any other party), war, riot, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), armed conflict, terrorist attack, terrorist activity, nuclear, chemical or biological contamination, sonic boom, civil commotion, invasion, revolution, failure of the transport or utility network, malicious damage, compliance with any law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, flood, fire, storm, disease, epidemic, pandemic, guidelines relating to Covid19 or default of suppliers or subcontractors;
Intellectual Property patents, utility models, rights to inventions, copyright and neighbouring and related rights, trade marks and service marks, business names and domain names, rights in get-up and trade dress, goodwill and the right to sue for passing off or unfair competition, rights in designs, database rights, rights to use, and protect the confidentiality of, confidential information (including know-how and trade secrets), and all other intellectual property rights owned or used by the Principal, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications and rights to apply for and be granted, renewals or extensions of, and rights to claim priority from, such rights and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection which subsist or will subsist now or in the future in any part of the world.
Local Regulations laws and regulations applicable to the Services in the Territory.
Net Revenue the amount charged to the customer for any Services, less any value added or other sales tax thereon included in the price, and any discounts, rebates or refunds.
Start Date the date specified on the Order or if none is specified the date of the last person to execute the Order.
Territory the countries specified in the Order.
  • A reference to “we”, “us”, our” or “LAMMA” is to LAMMA Limited (company number 07172302), with registered office at Unit 4 Fulwood Park Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, England, PR2 9NZ or an Affiliate as identified in the Order. A reference to “you”, “your” is a reference to the sales agent or other entity identified in the Order.
  1. Conditions and Order
    • The completion, signing (via DocuSign or otherwise) and return of the Order to us by you will constitute an offer by you to be appointed upon these Conditions.
    • These conditions shall: (i) apply to and be incorporated in the Contract; and (ii) prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained in, or referred to in, the Order or specification, or implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
    • No addition to, variation of, exclusion or attempted exclusion of any term of the Contract shall be binding on us unless in writing and signed by our duly authorised representative.
    • To the extent there is any conflict between the Order and these conditions, the Order shall take precedence.

  1. Term

The Contract will take effect on and from the Start Date and shall continue for a period expiring 2 (two) calendar months after the Event.

  1. Appointment
    • Authority to promote sales.We appoint you as our agent to promote the sale of space or facilities for the Event in the Territory to exhibitors on our behalf on the terms of the Contract. Whether such appointment is exclusive, sole or non-exclusive is as set out in the Order. You accept the appointment on those terms.
    • Commitment to conclude sales. Where so described on the Order, you commit to sell the amount space or facilities for the Event to exhibitors as set out in the Order. You and we will have a review meeting 6 months (or such other period specified in the Order) prior to the Event. If you have been unable by that point to sell all space or facilities allocated to you, we may make your appointment under condition 1 non-exclusive and we may either sell the same ourselves or appoint a third to do so.
    • Authority to conclude sales.We authorise you to negotiate and conclude contracts for sale of space or facilities for the Event with exhibitors in our name of and on our behalf, without prior reference to us, but only on our standard Exhibitor Terms & Conditions.
    • Authority to invoice.Where you have committed to sell space or facilities for the Event, we authorise you to issue invoices on our behalf relating to the sale of the Event. Otherwise, we will issue invoices directly to exhibitors.
    • Authority to collect payment.Where you have committed to sell space or facilities for the Event, we authorise you to collect payment for the sale of the Event on our behalf. Otherwise we will collect payment.
    • Freedom to appoint other intermediaries.Except as expressly set out in the Order, we shall be free to market and sell space or facilities for the Event and/or appoint other persons, firms or companies as our agent, distributor, franchisee or other intermediary for the sale of space or facilities for the Event in the Territory.
  2. Your obligations

You undertake and agree at all times during the term of the Contract as follows:

  • General obligations. You shall act towards us conscientiously and in good faith and not allow your interests to conflict with the duties that you owe us under the Contract and the general law.
  • Scope of authority. Except as we authorise in the Contract or otherwise in writing, you shall not act in a way which will incur any liabilities on our behalf nor pledge our credit.
  • Compliance with instructions. You shall comply with all our reasonable and lawful instructions from time to time concerning the marketing and sale of the space and facilities for the Event in the Territory, and generally shall conduct yourself in such manner as you think best to promote our interests.
  • Sound commercial principles. You shall act in accordance with sound commercial principles in your relations with exhibitors and potential exhibitors in the Territory (including as to assessing, and where appropriate obtaining independent assessments of, their creditworthiness) and shall do nothing which we consider could be prejudicial to our goodwill or commercial interests.
  • Description of your status. You shall describe itself in all dealings involving the sale of space or facilities for the Event and in all associated advertising and promotional material and at its premises (if any description is provided there) as our “sales agent” or “selling agent” and strictly in accordance with any guidelines or instructions we give you.
  • Reports on promotional activities. You shall keep us fully informed of your activities concerning the promotion and sale of space or facilities for the Event and shall provide us with reports on request.
  • Market reports. You shall perform market research and keep us fully and promptly informed of conditions and developments in the market relating to the Event in the Territory (whether advantageous or disadvantageous to us), of competing events and the activities of our competitors in the Territory.
  • After-sales reports. You shall inform us promptly of any complaint or after-sales enquiry concerning the Event or the sale of space or facilities for the Event that you receive.
  • Exhibitor data records and reports. You shall maintain a list of exhibitors and potential exhibitors for the Event in the Territory from time to time, and on request shall supply us with an up-to-date copy of that list.
  • Invoicing and payments. Where we authorise to do so under the Contract you shall issue invoices to exhibitors and/or collect payment. The invoices shall be in a form suitable for value added tax and other sales tax purposes.
  • Debt collection. You shall take any action that we may from time to time request to seek to collect the debts owing to us by exhibitors in the Territory that you have introduced or sold to or assist us in taking that action, but shall not take any such action without our prior instructions.
  • Standard Exhibitor Terms & Conditions. All contracts for the sale of space or facilities for the Event by you on our behalf shall be on our standard Exhibitor Terms & Conditions (a copy of the current version of which is at www.agriconnect.com/policies/exhibitor-tcs) or on any other terms and conditions that we may at any time specify in writing to you.

Cancellation of reserved space:

Space can be handed back to the Organiser more than nine months prior to the event at no cost.

Space that is handed back between six and nine months prior to the event will incur a 25% cancellation fee.

Space that is handed back between three and six months prior to the event will incur a 50% cancellation fee.

Space that is handed back less than one month prior to the event will incur a 100% cancellation fee.

  1. Our obligations

We undertake and agrees with you during the term of the Contract as follows:

  • Good faith. We shall act in good faith at all times in our relations with you.
  • Sales and technical support. We shall supply you at our own expense any sales literature and other documentation and information (in digital or hard copy format) and any technical, market and other support that you may from time to time reasonably require for the purposes of promoting and selling space or facilities for the Event and to enable you properly and efficiently to discharge your duties under this agreement.
  1. Commission and payments
    • We shall (subject to you performing your obligations under the Contract) pay you a commission as shown in the Order in respect of Net Revenue invoiced for the sale of space or facilities for the Event for which you conclude a contract on our behalf pursuant to and during the term of the Contract.
    • No commission where commission payable to previous agent.Where you are appointed as a successor to our previous agent for the marketing or sale of the space or facilities for the Event in the Territory, and that previous agent is entitled to commission on any sales made to exhibitors in the Territory after your appointment, you accept that you are not entitled to any commission for those sales, notwithstanding that they were made after your appointment under the Contract and you undertake not to seek any commission for those transactions.
    • Time when commission is due.
      • Commission shall become due to you as soon as and to the extent that we receive for immediate value from or on behalf of the exhibitor for the supply of the relevant Services.
      • Where the relevant supply contract provides for payment of the price by instalments, a proportionate part of the commission shall become due to you as soon as those instalments are received for immediate value by us, that proportion being equivalent to the proportion which those instalments bear to the total contract price.
    • Time for payment of commission.We shall pay you the commission due under the Contract by no later than 30 days after the end of the relevant Event.
    • VAT or other sales tax.All sums payable under this agreement are exclusive of any VAT or other applicable sales tax, which shall be added to the sum in question. A VAT invoice shall be provided against any payment.
    • Currency of commission payment.In the absence of contrary agreement, commission shall be paid to you in the same currency in which payment of the price under the relevant sale contract was made.
    • Disputes regarding commission.If any dispute arises as to the amount of commission payable by us to you, the same shall be referred to our auditors for settlement and their certificate shall be final and binding on both parties.
    • Procedure for establishing commission.For the purposes of establishing the amount of commission due to you:
      • you shall, within 14 days after the end of each Event , send us a statement showing the aggregate Net Revenue from the space or facilities for the Event invoiced by youon our behalf, as well as any necessary corrections arising out of errors in statements issued in respect of previous Events;
      • we shall, within 14 days of receipt of such statement, send to the Agent:
        • a statement confirming the aggregate Net Revenue from the space or facilities for the Event invoiced by us during that Quarter under a contract concluded by you, as well as any necessary corrections arising out of errors in statements issued in respect of previous Events; and
        • a statement of the commission due to you for that Event for aggregate Net Revenue invoiced by both you and us.
      • Commission payments.For the purpose of payment between us and you:
        • you shall, with the statement sent pursuant to condition 8.1, transfer to us in the currency of the relevant sale contract a sum equal to the aggregate Net Revenue invoiced by you less any deductions required by law but without any other deductions as specified in the statement together with any VAT or other sales tax relating to the aggregate Net Revenue. At the same time you will issue an invoice to us (in a form suitable for VAT purposes) for the commission due to you for that Event; and
        • we shall, with the statement sent pursuant to condition 8.2, transfer to you in the relevant currency the commission due to you for that Event.
      • You are trustee for sums due to us.You shall:
        • collect and hold as trustee in a separate bank account in your name but designated as a trust account for our benefit all monies due to us for any sales or otherwise (except for any transferred directly by the exhibitor to us);
        • transfer the same to us without deduction pursuant to condition 9.1; and
        • shall account on demand to us for any interest earned on credit balances from time to time in that account.
      • Accounts and records.Each party shall keep separate accounts and records giving correct and adequate details of all enquiries received and transactions conducted by you on our behalf and separate files of vouchers, invoices and receipts relevant to the Contract, and shall permit the duly appointed representatives of the other party at all reasonable times to inspect all those accounts and records and to take copies of them. For the avoidance of doubt, all rights in those records (including without limitation database right and copyright) shall belong to us.
      • If either party fails to make any payment due to the other under this agreement by the due date for payment, then the defaulting party shall pay interest on the overdue amount at the rate of 4% per annum above the Bank of England’s base rate from time to time. The interest shall accrue on a daily basis from the due date until actual payment of the overdue amount, whether before or after judgment. The defaulting party shall pay the interest together with the overdue amount.
  1. Compliance with laws and policies
    • Each party shall at its own expense comply with all laws and regulations relating to its activities under the Contract, as they may change from time to time, and with any conditions binding on it in any applicable licences, registrations, permits and approvals and shall indemnify the other party from any failure to do so.
    • You shall comply with our relevant polices as we may update them from time to time.
    • The Agent shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary licences or permits necessary for its sale of space or facilities for the Event in the Territory.
  2. Intellectual Property
    • You acknowledge that all Intellectual Property Rights held by us together with any goodwill attaching thereto shall remain our sole property, and that nothing in the Contract licenses or otherwise grants you the right to use any of our Intellectual Property Rights in any way without the express our prior written consent.
    • We grant to you a non-exclusive, royalty-free licence to use, during the Term, our name and logo and that of the Event and our marketing materials in order to promote and advertise the Event and perform your under the Contract.
      • You shall not use any trade marks, trade names or get-up which resemble our trade marks, trade names or get-up and which would therefore be likely to confuse or mislead the public or any section of the public;
      • You shall not remove or alter any trade marks, trade names, or logos used in connection with the Event.
      • You shall not do or omit to do, or authorise any third party to do or to omit to do, anything which could invalidate or be inconsistent with our Intellectual Property.
  1. Insurance
    • You must have adequate insurance cover in place regarding your obligations under this Contract.
  2. Termination by you or us
    • Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
      • the other party fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 14 days after being notified in writing to make such payment;
      • the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Contract which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 14 days after being notified in writing to do so;
      • an order is made or a resolution is passed for the winding up of the other party, or an order is made for the appointment of an administrator to manage the affairs, business and property of the other party, or such an administrator is appointed, or a receiver is appointed of any of the other party’s assets or undertaking, or circumstances arise which entitle a court or a creditor to appoint a receiver or manager or which entitle a court to make a winding-up order, or the other party takes or suffers any similar or analogous action in consequence of debt, or an arrangement or composition is made by the other party with its creditors or an application to a court for protection from its creditors is made by the other party;
      • the other party ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on all or substantially the whole of its business; or
      • any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in condition 1.3 to 11.1.4 inclusive.
    • Without limiting our other rights or remedies, we may terminate the Contract immediately where we suspend or cancel the Event.
    • If we cancel or make a significant change to the Event which is due to Force Majeure we will not be liable to offer you any compensation or be liable for any losses or damages.
    • Termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination, including the right to claim damages for any breach of the Contract which existed at or before the date of termination.
  3. Consequences of Termination
    • Following termination of the Contract for whatever reason:
      • Each party immediately pay any sums due to the other and the provisions of condition 7 shall continue in force in relation to all sales where the sale has been concluded before the date of termination;
      • we will each return to the other (or, at the other’s request, destroy) all materials and confidential information belonging to the other that the other had supplied in connection with the Contract;
      • any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect including, without limitation, conditions 7 (Charges and Payment Terms), 9 (Intellectual Property Rights), 10 (IPR Indemnities), 12 (Consequences of Termination), 14 (Confidentiality), 15 (Data protection), 16 (Limitation of Liability) and 17 (Miscellaneous).
      • the rights granted by us to you under the Contract will immediately terminate and revert to us and you will not exercise the those right or use or exploit (directly or indirectly) your previous connection with us or the Event; and
      • you shall have no claim against us for indemnification or compensation, whether for loss of income, loss of agency rights, loss of goodwill or any analogous loss, other than a claim for damages if and to the extent that the termination was a breach of contract by the Principal.
    • Expiry or termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination.
  4. Force majeure
    • Any party that is subject to Force Majeure shall not be in breach of the Contract and shall be excused from performance under the Contract while and to the extent they are unable to perform due to any Force Majeure.
    • If the circumstances of a Force Majeure make it impossible or uneconomical or unsafe to run the Event on the date planned, we will either:
      • convert the Event to a different format, for example, from a physical event to a virtual digital event; or
      • postpone the Event and all cancellation rights under condition 11.4 will be frozen as at the date we postpone.

If we convert the Event to a different format, then a suitable discount may be agreed between you and us. If we postpone the Event, we will use reasonable endeavours to rebook the Event for another date to take place within six months of the original date.

  • If you agree to a new date condition 4 applies; otherwise condition 13.5 applies.
  • If you agree to a new date, the Contract will be deemed amended so that all obligations relate to the new date, all payments already made will be allocated to the booking for the new date. If we had included your company’s name or logo on marketing collateral or other hard copy or electronic literature for the original date, we will revise or reproduce such materials for the new date at our cost.
  • If we are unable to agree a new date with you, you may terminate the Contract upon written notice to us. We will refund any payments you made, less our reasonable and unavoidable costs, for example, if we included your company’s name or logo on marketing collateral or other hard copy or electronic literature for the original date. This termination shall be without prejudice to the rights of the parties in respect of any breach of the Contract occurring before termination.
  1. Confidentiality
    • You and we each undertake not to at any time during the Contract, and for a period of five years after expiry or termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other or of any member of the group of companies to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by condition 2.
    • You/we may disclose the other’s confidential information:
      • to your/our employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising your/our rights or carrying out your/our obligations under or in connection with the Contract. You/we shall ensure that you/our employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom you/we disclose the other’s confidential information comply with this condition 14; and
      • as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any governmental or regulatory authority.
    • Neither you nor we shall use the other’s confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise the rights and perform the obligations under or in connection with the Contract.

  1. Data protection
    • Both you and we will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation.
    • If we agree to supply you with a copy of the list of the attendees (including both in person attendees and digital registrants) to the Event, we will ensure that we have the right to do so including, where necessary, appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the Personal Data to you.
    • Once we have supplied the list to you, you acknowledge that you will become a Data Controller of such Personal Data.
    • If we or you handle Personal Data under this Contract not described above, it is the intention of both parties to enter into an appropriate agreement covering the same.
  2. Limitation of Liability
    • This condition 16 sets out our and your entire financial liability (including without limitation any liability for the acts or omissions of our (or your, as applicable) employees, agents and sub-contractors) to us (or to you, as applicable) in respect of:
      • any breach of the Contract howsoever arising;
      • any use made by you of any rights we assign to you under the Contract; and
      • any representation, misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent), statement or tortious act or omission (including without limitation negligence) arising under or in connection with the Contract.
    • Nothing in these conditions excludes our or your liability for:
      • death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
      • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
    • Subject to condition 1 and condition 16.2:
      • neither we nor you shall in any circumstances be liable, whether in tort (including without limitation for negligence or breach of statutory duty howsoever arising), contract, misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent) or otherwise for: (a) loss of profits; or (b) loss of business; or (c) depletion of goodwill or similar losses; or (d) loss of anticipated savings; or (e) loss of goods; or (f) loss of contract; or (g) loss of use; or (h) loss or corruption of data or information; or (i) any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
      • each of our and your total liability in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence or breach of statutory duty howsoever arising), misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent), restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the amount paid under the Contract.
  1. Miscellaneous
    • Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been received: (a) if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; (b) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or, if later, at the time recorded by the delivery service; (c) if sent by email, at 9.00 am on the next Business Day after transmission.
    • The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract.
    • The Contract may not be assigned, transferred, sub-licensed, or charged by either party without the prior written consent of the other save in respect of its Affiliates.
    • No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy.
    • Nothing in the Contract is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership between the parties, or to authorise either party to act as agent for the other, and neither party shall have authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including without limitation the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).
    • The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, the courts of which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any disputes arising from its terms and formation (including non-contractual disputes).


Accessibility Statement

Accessibility Statement

At Agriconnect we are committed to serving all of our customers equally. Therefore we have undertaken the following actions to ensure equal access to our services from our website:

  • Standard fonts are used throughout the site for easy legibility.
  • Wherever possible, we use live text instead of graphics to reduce the download time of pages and increase your control.
  • No information is exclusively conveyed using colour. This does not mean that colours are not used to organise information, instead it means there are also other, non-colour dependent ways of doing so.
  • The majority of our pages are designed so that they are without horizontal scrollbars when they are viewed at a screen resolution of 800 x 600 pixels.
  • All images, where appropriate, have an alternative text attribute. This means that when an image is conveying important information its content is described with an alternative text. If an image is used for decorative purposes only, the text attribute for the image will be left blank.
  • Where individual features make use of functions that do not comply with the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines we have made sure that there are alternative routes provided to the information.
  • A link to details of how to contact us for further information offline is provided from every page.
  • Where a process takes multiple steps to complete (for example, forms) an indication of where you are in the process and how far you have to go is provided.

Style of navigation remains consistent through the websites. We have attempted to comply specifically with Priority 1 guidelines of the W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and, where possible, Priority 2 guidelines. The elements covered by the Priority 3 guidelines are not, in most cases used by our sites, however as the sites develop such functions we will aim for compliance at this level.

We are committed to a process of on-going improvement and are working to ensure all older content is made compliant with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act and that all new content is developed under the guidelines outlined above. If you have difficulty accessing the site or have any comments or feedback on how we can improve your online experience, please do not hesitate to contact us at Agriconnect, Unit 4 Fulwood Park Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, England, PR2 9NZ.


Award Entries Terms & Conditions

Awards Entries terms and conditions

  1. The awards (the “Awards”) are open to UK businesses which meet the criteria set out in these Awards Entry Terms and Conditions, Awards methodology and as specified for each category in the entry form. The host of the Awards is Agriconnect, registered address at Unit 4 Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9NZ, England (the “Host”).
  2. Entrants to the Awards shall be deemed to have accepted these Awards Entry Terms and Conditions.
  3. We will only accept online entries for the Awards using the standard online entry form available on the Host’s website. All entries should follow the entry criteria specified on the entry form, and provide clear information on what the company, project, campaign, or individual set out to achieve, what they achieved, and why they deserve to win.
  4. Employees of the Host, its group companies or their family members, or anyone else connected with the Awards (including but not limited to current judges and sponsors) may not enter the awards.
  5. All entries should provide the name of the project, campaign, or individual as you would like it to appear on a shortlist, as well as the name of the company involved.
  6. All entries should be primarily focused on achievements during the timeline indicated in the entry criteria.
  7. Any uploaded supporting documents must be under 2GB.
  8. It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure they have (written) permission from the individual they are nominating (if applicable) and from any owner of the supporting material they are wishing to upload. This includes:
    • Literary works such as articles, stories, journals, or computer programs;
    • Pictures and graphics;
    • Blueprints of architecture;
    • Plays and screenplays;
    • Audio-visual recordings such as movies;
    • Sound recordings
    • PowerPoint presentations.
  1. All entries should be unique. If you are entering more than one category, then each entry must be tailored to meet the criteria of each individual category entered.
  2. Entries will be judged by a panel of experts which will determine a shortlist and a winner for each category. The decisions of the judges will be final. No correspondence will be entered into. Entries will remain strictly confidential between the entrant and the Host until the Host decides to publish or announce the shortlists and/or winners in accordance with these Awards Entry Terms and Conditions.
  3. Each category will have one winner who will win the industry award offered by the Host. The award has no cash value and no cash alternative will be provided to award winners. The number of winners per category may change at the discretion of the chair of the judging panel and the Host.

 

  1. If an entry is deemed more appropriate for another category, the entry may be disqualified in the or moved to another category subject to the discretion of the Host, without notifying the entrant in advance.
  2. The opening date, closing date and date of the awards ceremony are indicated on the entry criteria.
  3. Entries arriving after the closing time and date will be disqualified.
  4. Any entries received incomplete, illegible or not complying with the entry criteria will be disqualified subject to the discretion of the chair of the judging panel.
  5. If a winner or shortlisted entrant rejects their award or the entry is invalid or in breach of these Terms and Conditions, that entry will be forfeited, and the Host shall be entitled to select another entrant for the shortlist or as a winner
  6. Entrants should disclose all relevant information in their submission. Any entries found to have omitted details that may have influenced the judges’ decision could be disqualified subject to the discretion of the chair of the judging panel.
  7. Entries should be made in good faith by the entrant and entrants/submissions should not be subject to any legal ruling, either impending or actual, or government action that would bring the awards into disrepute. The chair of the judges reserves to right to disqualify entries that do not comply with these criteria and their decision will be final.
  8. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost during the online submission process. We recommend that you keep a copy of your submission(s) for future reference.
  9. Entrants’ details may be made available, including: name, job title, company, email address, phone number and selected demographics to Awards sponsors, under legitimate interest. Our sponsors may contact you about their products and services.
  10. The winners may be asked to participate in publicity relating to the Awards which may include the publication of their name and photograph in any media.
  11. Entrants will be informed via email if your entry has been shortlisted. The shortlist of entrants will also be published after the closing date and on the Host’s website in advance of the relevant Awards ceremony. The winner will be announced at the Awards ceremony, and on the Host’s website and other media platforms after the Awards ceremony. The announcements of the shortlists and the winners for companies will include company names and the title of the entries. For individual entrants the announcements will include your name, title of your entry and (if applicable) company name and job title. If you want to reduce the amount of detailed information published, then please contact the awards team indicated on the awards website before the closing date of the Awards.
  12. All Awards ceremonies are paid-for events and all attendees, including shortlisted entrants, will need to purchase tickets to attend. The Host accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the Awards or Awards ceremonies. If your entry is chosen as the winner and you do not attend the Awards ceremony, then you will be informed via email the day after the event.
  13. The Host shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
  14. If you have any questions about the Awards or how to enter, please email the awards team as indicated on the awards website.
  15. The Host reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Awards or categories of Awards with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected, or actual fraud). The decision of Host in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
  16. We will process personal data as set out in our privacy policy: www.agriconnect.com/privacy-policy. See also condition 20 and 21 regarding announcement of the shortlists and winners.

The Awards will be governed by the law of England and Wales and entrants to the Awards submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh Courts.

 


Code of Conduct

Code of conduct for events

Expected Behaviours
Agriconnect (the Organiser) is dedicated to providing an inclusive, positive and enjoyable event for all attendees and staff. We will not tolerate any form of harassment to any person.
Everybody at the event should feel welcome, valued and safe, and comfortable to enter discussions without fear of injury, humiliation, bullying or intimidation.
We expect all attendees, sponsors, speakers and staff to behave professionally, politely and kindly both in person at the event, and online prior to, during and after the event.

Harassment
Harassment of any form is entirely unacceptable at Agriconnect events or workspaces.

What is harassment?
Example of harassment include, but are not limited to:

  • use of abusive, offensive or degrading language or actions relating to race, religion, age, disability, gender, gender identity/expression, appearance, or sexual orientation
  • use or display of sexual images
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • deliberate intimidation or stalking
  • physical or verbal aggression
  • unauthorised photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • encouraging or advocating any of these behaviours

What to do if you are concerned
If you are made to feel uncomfortable, or believe that somebody is being harassed, or have any concerns regarding the welfare of those at the event, please contact a member of Agriconnect staff. You can do this by email or by telephone or in person. Agriconnect staff are identifiable at events by their green lanyards and all are aware of this Code of Conduct and trained to respond to incidents.
Explain in as much detail as possible what you have experienced or seen. Helpful information will include:

  • identifying the harasser(s) – all attendees will be wearing a name badge
  • the form of the harassment
  • the time and place of the incident
  • any surrounding circumstances

Reports of harassment are treated by us as confidential, so please do not disclose details of the incident publicly until we have had sufficient opportunity in which to investigate and respond to the situation.

Our responses
Our response will depend upon the situation, but may include:

  • discussing the incident with the harasser
  • issuing a warning to the harasser
  • expulsion from the event of the harasser
  • informing the venue security
  • informing the police
  • banning the harasser from all future Agriconnect events
  • providing a comforting escort for the harassed person during the event

In conclusion
We expect and hope that all attendees, sponsors, speakers and staff will treat others as they would wish to be treated themselves – professionally, politely and kindly.
In the unlikely event that harassment takes place, this Code of Conduct explains what you should do, and provides a mechanism for Agriconnect to take immediate steps to resolve the situation.


Cookie Policy

Cookies policy

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

COOKIES

For the same reason, we may obtain information about your general internet usage by using a cookie file which is stored on your browser or the hard drive of your computer. Cookies contain information that is transferred to your computer’s hard drive. They help us to improve our site and to deliver a better and more personalised service. Some of the cookies we use are essential for the site to operate. The cookies we use can be grouped into four separate categories:

  • Strictly necessary
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Since these cookies are essential in our being able to guarantee the performance of our website, should you disable them we won’t be able to ensure your security or predict how our website will perform during your visit.

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Event Sponsorship

Event sponsorship terms and conditions

  1. Definitions
    1. The definitions and rules of interpretation in this condition apply in the Contract:
    Affiliate: any entity that directly or indirectly controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another entity.
    Business Day: a day other than a Saturday, Sunday or a public holiday in England and Wales.
    Cancellation Table: the table detailing cancellation fees set out in the Payment Schedule to the Contract.
    Charges: the Sponsorship Fee and any additional costs set out in the Order.
    Confidential information: all confidential or proprietary information (however recorded or preserved) that is disclosed or made available (in any form or medium), directly or indirectly, by you to us or us to you.
    Contract: a contract between you and us in relation to sponsorship of the Event incorporating the Order and these Terms and Conditions under condition 2.
    Data Controller, Data Processor, Data Subject, Personal Data and Supervisory Authority shall have the respective meanings under the Data Protection Legislation.
    Data Protection Legislation: (i) the Data Protection Act 2018 and unless and until the GDPR is no longer directly applicable in the UK, the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and any national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (ii) any successor legislation to the GDPR or the Data Protection Act 2018.
    Event: the event(s) to be organised by us as set out in the Order, which may be a physical event or a digital virtual event or other broadcast digital audio or video webinar.
    Event Marks: the designation used singularly or collectively in association with the Event.
    Force Majeure Incident: any incident or event affecting the performance of any provision of the Contract arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions, or accidents which are beyond the reasonable control of a party including any abnormally inclement weather, flood, lightning, storm, fire, explosion, earthquake, subsidence, structural damage, epidemic or other natural physical disaster, transport disruptions, failure or shortage of power or broadband supplies, war, military operations, riot, crowd disorder, strike, lock-outs or other industrial action, terrorist action, civil commotion and any legislation, regulations, ruling or omission of any relevant government, court, competent national authority or governing body.
    Intellectual Property Rights: all patents, rights to inventions, utility models, copyright and related rights, trade marks, service marks, trade, business and domain names, rights in trade dress or get-up, rights in goodwill or to sue for passing off, unfair competition rights, rights in designs, performer’s property rights, rights in computer software, database right, topography rights, rights in Confidential Information and any other intellectual property rights, in each case whether registered or unregistered and including all applications for, and renewals or extensions of, these rights, and all similar or equivalent rights or forms of protection in any part of the world.
    Order or Order Form: the order form summarising the Event(s) for which you will provide sponsorship, the Sponsorship Fee and other agreed principal terms.
    Organiser’s Marks: the trade marks, brands and logos associated with the Event and if applicable associated publication to be used for all promotion, advertising and marketing of the Event, together with any associated artwork, design, slogan, text and other collateral marketing signs of the Organiser that are to be used in connection with the Event.
    Payment Schedule: the payment schedule summarised in the Order.
    Sponsor’s Marks: your proprietary marks and logos details of which are supplied to us together with any of your accompanying artwork, design, slogan, text and other collateral marketing signs.
    Sponsorship Fee: the sums set out in the Order.
    Sponsorship Rights: the bundle of rights associated with the Event granted to you as set out in the Order.
    Start Date: the date specified on the Order or if none is specified the date of the last signature on the Order.
    Supplemental Payment Schedule: a schedule detailing the costs and dates for payment for any Additional Services we agree to provide.
    Term: the period as set out in condition 3.
    VAT: value added tax chargeable under English law for the time being and any similar additional tax.
    1.2. A reference to “we”, “us”, our” or “LAMMA” is to LAMMA Limited with registered office at Unit 4 Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9NZ, England or an Affiliate as identified in the Order.
    A reference to “you”, “your” is a reference to the customer, your advertising agency or other entity identified in the Order.
    1.3. Condition headings shall not affect the interpretation of the Contract.
    1.4. A person includes a natural person, corporate or unincorporated body (whether or not having separate legal personality).
    1.5. A reference to a company shall include any company, corporation or other body corporate, wherever and however incorporated or established.
    1.6. Unless the context otherwise requires, words in the singular shall include the plural and in the plural include the singular.
    1.7. Unless the context otherwise requires, a reference to one gender shall include a reference to the other genders.
  2. Conditions and Order
    1. These conditions shall: (i) apply to and be incorporated in the Contract; and (ii) prevail over any inconsistent terms or conditions contained in, or referred to in, the Order or specification, or implied by law, trade custom, practice or course of dealing.
    2.2. No addition to, variation of, exclusion or attempted exclusion of any term of the Contract shall be binding on us unless in writing and signed by our duly authorised representative.
    2.3. No order, whether issued by us or you, is binding on the other until the earlier of us executing and returning it to you or us commencing services pursuant to the order, at which point a contract shall be formed between us and you for the supply and purchase of services specified in the order on these conditions.
    2.4. Your standard terms and conditions (if any) attached to, enclosed with or referred to in the Order or sent under separate cover shall not govern the Contract.
    2.5. To the extent there is any conflict between the Order and these conditions, the Order shall take precedence.
  3. Term
    1. The Contract will take effect on and from the Start Date and shall continue for a period expiring 2 (two) calendar months after the Event.
  4. Grant of rights and reservations
    1. We grant and you accept (a) the Sponsorship Rights and (b) a licence to use the Event Marks during the Term, and in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in the Contract.
    4.2. All rights not expressly granted to you under the Contract are reserved to us. You acknowledge and agree that we are the owner or controller of the Sponsorship Rights and of all rights in the Event Marks.
    4.3. You grant and we accept a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty free, sub-licensable licence to use the Sponsor’s Marks:
    4.3.1. during the Term for the delivery of the Sponsorship Rights; and
    4.3.2.in perpetuity to promote and exploit the Event in any media whether now known or yet to be invented (including on a website or mobile-device application).
  5. Our Rights and obligations
    1. We will procure the organisation and staging of the Event at our sole cost and expense in accordance with the terms of the Contract.
    5.2. We will ensure that appropriate and reliable platforms are used for the delivery of digital events. For the avoidance of doubt we will not be responsible for power or broadband outages which are out of our control and defined as Force Majeure Incidents. Nor shall we be responsible for local power or broadband outages impacting individual sponsors or delegates or other attendees.
    5.3. We use our reasonable endeavours to deliver or ensure the delivery of each and all of the Sponsorship Rights to you.
    5.4. We confirm that, whenever possible, we will ensure that the Sponsor’s Marks will be on display at the Event venue and that the Sponsor’s Marks are incorporated into all promotional, advertising and publicity material in accordance with the Contract.
  6. Your Rights and Obligations
    1. You undertake to us:
    6.1.1.to submit to us for our prior written approval, not to be unreasonably withheld or delayed, pre-production samples of any advertising, promotional or other material or press release which associates you with the Event, or which incorporates the Event Marks, before their distribution, production or sale;
    6.1.2.to ensure that all materials promoted, published, distributed or sold and which are associated with the Event or which incorporate the Event Marks shall comply in all respects with the samples approved in accordance with condition 6.1.1 and to immediately withdraw them at your sole cost from circulation at our written request if they do not;
    6.1.3.to ensure that all materials promoted, published, distributed or sold and which are associated with the Event or which incorporate the Event Marks will be safe and fit for their intended use and shall comply with all relevant statutes, regulations, directives and codes in force;
    6.1.4.to provide to us, at your sole cost and expense, all suitable materials including artwork of the Sponsor’s Marks in a format and within print deadlines reasonably specified by us for them to be reproduced under our control for the fulfilment of the Sponsorship Rights;
    6.1.5.not to apply for registration of any part of the Event Marks or anything confusingly similar to the Event Marks as a trade mark for any goods or services;
    6.1.6.not to use the Event Marks or any part of them or anything confusingly similar to them in its trading or corporate name or otherwise, except as authorised under the Contract;
    6.1.7.not do or permit anything to be done which might adversely affect, or diminish the value of, any of the Sponsorship Rights;
    6.1.8.to use all reasonable endeavours to assist us in protecting the Event Marks and not to knowingly do, or cause or permit anything to be done, which may prejudice or harm or has the potential to prejudice or harm the Event Marks or our title to the Event Marks or to the image of the Event, us or the Event venue;
    6.1.9.to notify us of any suspected infringement of the Event Marks, but not to take any steps or action whatsoever in relation to that suspected infringement unless we request you to;
    6.1.10. to notify us of the identity of your nominated speaker at the Event and the title of such speaker’s presentation as soon as reasonably practicable and, in any event, not later than 2 (two) weeks before the scheduled date of the Event.
    6.2. You have no right to sub-license, assign or otherwise dispose of any of the Sponsorship Rights, without our prior written consent.
    6.3. You will not engage in joint promotions with any third party in relation to the Event without our prior written consent.
  7. Charges and Payment Terms
    1. In consideration of the Sponsorship Rights granted to you, you will pay us (or our designated agent, as the case may be) the Sponsorship Fee, payable in the instalments and on the dates set out in the Order, or if not stated in the Order, then:

7.1.1.50% on signing the Order; and
7.1.2.the balance of all Charges no later than 30 days prior to the Event.
7.2. You must pay to us all Charges in full within 30 days of the date on the invoice.
7.3. All amounts payable to us under the Contract are to be paid free and clear of currency control restrictions, bank charges, fees, duties or other transactional costs, the payment of which shall be your sole responsibility.
7.4. You may not make any deductions from, nor set-off any sums in relation to the Charges. We may set off any sums we owe you against any sums you owe us.
7.5. You must pay VAT and/or any other applicable sales tax.
7.6. We are entitled to charge you interest on any payment which is not received by us when due. This will be calculated on a daily basis at the 4% rate per annum above the prevailing base rate of our bankers from the date upon which payment was due until the date of payment.
7.7. We reserve the right not to provide any element of the Event and to suspend the Sponsorship Rights until you have paid us sufficient funds to meet such expenses and we will not be liable for any matters arising out of any delay by you in payment.

  1. Warranties
    1. Each party warrants to the other that:
    8.1.1.it has full authority to enter into the Contract and is not bound by any agreement with any third party that adversely affects the Contract; and 8.1.2.it has and will maintain throughout the Term, all necessary powers, authority and consents to enter into and fully perform its obligations under the Contract.
    8.1.3.neither the execution nor performance of the Contract gives rise to a breach of any other agreement to which you/we respectively are a party.
    8.2. We warrant to you that:
    8.2.1.we own or control the Event and the Event Marks and that your use of the Event Marks and your exercise of the Sponsorship Rights in accordance with the provisions of the Contract will not infringe the rights of any third party;
    8.2.2.no promotions or advertising for the Event will be offensive, obscene or derogatory in nature or defamatory of any third party;
    8.2.3.we will ensure that use of the Event Marks in accordance with the provisions of the Contract and in the exercise of the Sponsorship Rights will not infringe any sponsorship or advertising rules, statutes and codes in force in relation to the Event.
    8.3. You warrant that:
    8.3.1.you own or are solely entitled to use the Sponsor’s Marks and any other material supplied to us in relation to the Contract and we will be entitled to see evidence to this effect on request;
    8.3.2.our use of the Sponsor’s Marks in accordance with condition 8.2 will not infringe the rights of any third party;
    8.3.3.you will procure the manufacture, packaging, distribution, advertising and sale of all materials incorporating the Event Marks in compliance with all laws, regulations, by-laws, safety standards and ethical norms relating to their manufacture, promotion, distribution and sale, including, without limitation, the highest standards of business ethics prevailing in the industry.
    8.4. Save as set out in this condition 8, all warranties, conditions and other terms implied by statute or common law are, to the fullest extent permitted by law, excluded from the Contract.
  2. Intellectual Property Rights
    1. You and we acknowledge as follows:
    9.1.1.all rights in the Sponsor’s Marks, including any goodwill associated with them, shall be your sole and exclusive property, and we will not acquire any rights in the Sponsor’s Marks, nor in any developments or variations of them;
    9.1.2.all rights in the Organiser’s Marks, including any goodwill associated with them, shall be our sole and exclusive property and you will not acquire any rights in the Organiser’s Marks, including any developments or variations of them;
    9.2. All Intellectual Property Rights in and to any materials produced for the Event, excluding the Sponsor’s Marks, shall remain, or be assigned to become, our sole and exclusive property.
  3. IPR Indemnities
    1. You will indemnify us and keep us indemnified from and against all claims, damages, losses, costs (including all reasonable legal costs), expenses, demands or liabilities arising out of any claim that our use of the Sponsor’s Marks in accordance with the Contract infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or moral rights of any third party.
    10.2. We will indemnify and keep indemnified you from and against all claims, damages, losses, costs (including all reasonable legal costs), expenses, demands or liabilities arising out of any claim that your use of the Event Marks in accordance with the Contract infringes any Intellectual Property Rights or moral rights of any third party.
    10.3. The party seeking to rely on an indemnity at condition 10.1 and condition 10.2 (“Indemnified Party”) will:
    10.3.1. promptly and fully notify the other party (“Indemnifying Party”) of any third-party claim in respect of which it wishes to rely on the indemnity (“IPR Claim”);
    10.3.2. allow the Indemnifying Party, at its own cost, to conduct all negotiations and proceedings and to settle the IPR Claim, always provided that the Indemnifying Party shall obtain the Indemnified Party’s prior approval of any settlement terms, which is not to be unreasonably withheld;
    10.3.3. provide the Indemnifying Party with any reasonable assistance regarding the IPR Claim as is required by the Indemnifying Party, subject to reimbursement by the Indemnifying Party of the Indemnified Party’s costs so incurred; and
    10.3.4. not, without prior consultation with the Indemnifying Party, make any admission relating to the IPR Claim or attempt to settle it, provided that the Indemnifying Party considers and defends any IPR Claim diligently and in a way that does not bring the reputation of the Indemnified Party into disrepute.
  4. Termination by you or us
    1. Without affecting any other right or remedy available to it, either party may terminate the Contract with immediate effect by giving written notice to the other party if:
    11.1.1. the other party fails to pay any amount due under the Contract on the due date for payment and remains in default not less than 14 days after being notified in writing to make such payment;
    11.1.2. the other party commits a material breach of any term of the Contract which breach is irremediable or (if such breach is remediable) fails to remedy that breach within a period of 14 days after being notified in writing to do so;
    11.1.3. an order is made or a resolution is passed for the winding up of the other party, or an order is made for the appointment of an administrator to manage the affairs, business and property of the other party, or such an administrator is appointed, or a receiver is appointed of any of the other party’s assets or undertaking, or circumstances arise which entitle a court or a creditor to appoint a receiver or manager or which entitle a court to make a winding-up order, or the other party takes or suffers any similar or analogous action in consequence of debt, or an arrangement or composition is made by the other party with its creditors or an application to a court for protection from its creditors is made by the other party;
    11.1.4. the other party ceases, or threatens to cease, to carry on all or substantially the whole of its business; or
    11.1.5. any event occurs, or proceeding is taken, with respect to the other party in any jurisdiction to which it is subject that has an effect equivalent or similar to any of the events mentioned in condition 11.1.3 to 11.1.4 inclusive.
    11.2. Without limiting our other rights or remedies, we may suspend the Event and/or terminate the Contract if you become subject to any of the events listed in conditions 11.1.3 to 11.1.4, or we reasonably believe that you are about to become subject to any of them.
    11.3. If we cancel or make a significant change to the Event which is due to a Force Majeure Incident we will not be liable to offer you any compensation or be liable for any losses or damages.
    11.4. You may cancel the Contract in accordance with the Cancellation Table, or if none is stated in the Order, within 30 days of the date of the Order. If cancelled prior to the inclusion of your company’s name or logo onto marketing collateral or other hard copy or electronic literature relating to the Event or within 30 days of the date of the Order, whichever is earlier, you will be liable to pay 50% of the overall Sponsorship Fee. After 30 days or following the inclusion of your company name or logo onto marketing collateral or other hard copy or electronic literature relating to the Event, whichever is earlier, you will be liable for 100% of the Sponsorship Fee and any other Charges reasonably incurred.
  5. Consequences of Termination
    1. Following termination of the Contract for whatever reason:
    12.1.1. you must immediately pay any sums due to us;
    12.1.2. we will each return to the other (or, at the other’s request, destroy) all materials and confidential information belonging to the other that the other had supplied in connection with the Contract;
    12.1.3. any provision of the Contract that expressly or by implication is intended to come into or continue in force on or after termination or expiry of the Contract shall remain in full force and effect including, without limitation, conditions 7 (Charges and Payment Terms), 9 (Intellectual Property Rights), 10 (IPR Indemnities), 12 (Consequences of Termination), 14 (Confidentiality), 15 (Data protection), 17 (Limitation of Liability) and 18 (Miscellaneous).
    12.1.4. the Sponsorship Rights granted by us to you under the Contract will immediately terminate and revert to us and you will not exercise the Sponsorship Rights or use or exploit (directly or indirectly) your previous connection with us or the Event;
    12.2. Where we terminate pursuant to condition 11.1 or 11.2, we will not refund you the Charges.
    12.3. Expiry or termination of the Contract shall not affect any rights, remedies, obligations or liabilities of the parties that have accrued up to the date of termination.
  6. Force majeure
    1. Any party that is subject to a Force Majeure Incident shall not be in breach of the Contract and shall be excused from performance under the Contract while and to the extent they are unable to perform due to any Force Majeure Incident.
    13.2. If the circumstances of a Force Majeure Incident make it impossible or uneconomical or unsafe to run the Event on the date planned, we will either:
    13.2.1. convert the Event to a different format, for example, from a physical event to a virtual digital event; or
    13.2.2. postpone the Event and all cancellation rights under clause 11.4 will be frozen as at the date we postpone. If we convert the Event to a different format, then a suitable discount may be agreed between you and us. If we postpone the Event, we will use reasonable endeavours to rebook the Event for another date to take place within six months of the original date. If you agree to a new date clause 13.3 applies; otherwise clause 13.4 applies.
    13.3. If you agree to a new date, the Contract will be deemed amended so that all obligations relate to the new date, all payments already made will be allocated to the booking for the new date. If we had included your company’s name or logo on marketing collateral or other hard copy or electronic literature for the original date, we will revise or reproduce such materials for the new date at our cost.
    13.4. If we are unable to agree a new date with you, you may terminate the Contract upon written notice to us. We will refund any payments you made, less our reasonable and unavoidable costs, for example, if we included your company’s name or logo on marketing collateral or other hard copy or electronic literature for the original date. This termination shall be without prejudice to the rights of the parties in respect of any breach of the Contract occurring before termination.
  7. Confidentiality
    1. You and we each undertake not to at any time during the Contract, and for a period of five years after expiry or termination of the Contract, disclose to any person any confidential information concerning the business, affairs, customers, clients or suppliers of the other or of any member of the group of companies to which the other party belongs, except as permitted by condition 14.2.
    14.2. You/we may disclose the other’s confidential information:
    14.2.1. to your/our employees, officers, representatives or advisers who need to know such information for the purposes of exercising your/our rights or carrying out your/our obligations under or in connection with the Contract. You/we shall ensure that you/our employees, officers, representatives or advisers to whom you/we disclose the other’s confidential information comply with this condition 14; and
    14.2.2. as may be required by law, a court of competent jurisdiction or any
    governmental or regulatory authority.
    14.3. Neither you nor we shall use the other’s confidential information for any purpose other than to exercise the rights and perform the obligations under or in connection with the Contract.
  8. Data protection
    1. Both you and we will comply with all applicable requirements of the Data Protection Legislation.
    15.2. If we agree to supply you with a copy of the list of the attendees (including both in person attendees and digital registrants) to the Event, we will ensure that we have the right to do so including, where necessary, appropriate consents and notices in place to enable lawful transfer of the Personal Data to you.
    15.3. Once we have supplied the list to you, you acknowledge that you will become a Data Controller of such Personal Data.
    15.4. If we or you handle Personal Data under this Contract not described above, it is the intention of both parties to enter into an appropriate agreement covering the same.
  9. Anti-Bribery
    1. Each party agrees that it shall comply with all applicable laws, statutes, regulations and codes relating to anti-bribery and anti-corruption including but not limited to the Bribery Act 2010 and the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1. 16.2. Breach of this condition 16 shall be deemed a material breach under condition 11.1.2.
  10. Limitation of Liability
    1. This condition 17 sets out our and your entire financial liability (including without limitation any liability for the acts or omissions of our (or your, as applicable) employees, agents and sub-contractors) to us (or to you, as applicable) in respect of:
    17.1.1. any breach of the Contract howsoever arising;
    17.1.2. any use made by you of any rights we assign to you under the Contract; and 17.1.3. any representation, misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent), statement or tortious act or omission (including without limitation negligence) arising under or in connection with the Contract.
    17.2. Nothing in these conditions excludes our or your liability for:
    17.2.1. death or personal injury caused by our negligence; or
    17.2.2. fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
    17.3. Subject to condition 17.1 and condition 17.2:
    17.3.1. neither we nor you shall in any circumstances be liable, whether in tort (including without limitation for negligence or breach of statutory duty howsoever arising), contract, misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent) or otherwise for:
    17.3.1.1. loss of profits; or
    17.3.1.2. loss of business; or
    17.3.1.3. depletion of goodwill or similar losses; or
    17.3.1.4. loss of anticipated savings; or
    17.3.1.5. loss of goods; or
    17.3.1.6. loss of contract; or
    17.3.1.7. loss of use; or
    17.3.1.8. loss or corruption of data or information; or
    17.3.1.9. any special, indirect, consequential or pure economic loss, costs, damages, charges or expenses.
    17.3.2. each of our and your total liability in contract, tort (including without limitation negligence or breach of statutory duty howsoever arising), misrepresentation (whether innocent or negligent), restitution or otherwise, arising in connection with the performance or contemplated performance of the Contract shall be limited to the amount paid under the Contract.
    17.4. Each party to the Contract shall maintain public (general) liability insurance which shall be valid in respect of the Event.
  11. Miscellaneous
    1. Any notice or other communication given to a party under or in connection with the Contract shall be in writing and shall be deemed to have been received: (a) if delivered by hand, on signature of a delivery receipt or at the time the notice is left at the proper address; (b) if sent by pre-paid first-class post or other next working day delivery service, at 9.00 am on the second Business Day after posting or, if later, at the time recorded by the delivery service; (c) if sent by email, at 9.00 am on the next Business Day after transmission. This condition does not apply to the service of any proceedings or other documents in any legal action or, where applicable, any arbitration or other method of dispute resolution.
    18.2. The Contract constitutes the entire agreement between the parties and supersedes and extinguishes all previous agreements, promises, assurances, warranties, representations and understandings between them, whether written or oral, relating to its subject matter. Each party acknowledges that in entering into the Contract it does not rely on, and shall have no remedies in respect of, any statement, representation, assurance or warranty (whether made innocently or negligently) that is not set out in the Contract.
    18.3. The Contract may not be assigned, transferred, sub-licensed, or charged by either party without the prior written consent of the other save in respect of its Affiliates.
    18.4. No failure or delay by a party to exercise any right or remedy provided under the Contract or by law shall constitute a waiver of that or any other right or remedy.
    18.5. No amendment or variation to the Contract shall be effective unless in writing and signed by each party.
    18.6. If any provision or part-provision of the Contract is or becomes invalid, illegal or unenforceable, it shall be deemed deleted, but that shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the rest of the Contract.
    18.7. Nothing in the Contract is intended to or shall operate to create a partnership between the parties, or to authorise either party to act as agent for the other, and neither party shall have authority to act in the name or on behalf of or otherwise to bind the other in any way (including without limitation the making of any representation or warranty, the assumption of any obligation or liability and the exercise of any right or power).
    18.8. A person who is not a party to the Contract has no right to enforce any term of the Contract.
    18.9. The Contract shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales, the courts of which shall have exclusive jurisdiction in respect of any disputes arising from its terms and formation (including non-contractual disputes).


Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Act

The Act requires businesses to disclose policies, plans and actions to address the issues of slavery and human trafficking in supply chains. The disclosures are intended to enable customers to make informed choices about the products and services they buy and companies they support.

Agriconnect is committed to maintaining and improving its supplier policies and processes to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business or within our supply chains.

Our business

Agriconnect publishes a variety of print and digital B2B content and organises conferences and events to serve its target market.

In doing so, it relies on suppliers, who are scattered around the world. Key suppliers are those providing IT platforms to enable us to deliver our digital services, some of whom operate in countries in which the risk of forced labour is significantly greater than in the UK. It also organises events in various parts of the world which are dependent on third party providers of venues and facilities, each of which are further key suppliers. Their everyday operations are not necessarily conducted according to the moral and legal standards prevalent in the UK. This necessitates careful evaluation of such suppliers, which Agriconnect undertakes.

Supply Chain verification

Agriconnect undertakes informal supplier selection procedures across all of its activities. These policies and procedures include risk assessments with reference to slavery and human trafficking. A key element of our supplier selection is to ensure that rigorous and effective anti-slavery and human trafficking warranties and undertakings are in place throughout our contracts with third party suppliers.

Supplier Certification

Serious violations of our terms and conditions would lead to the termination of the business relationship Agriconnect enjoys with a supplier.

Internal Accountability

Our internal accountability standards and procedures help us to ensure that all our employees conduct business in an ethical manner. Agriconnect requires its staff to comply with the laws of the countries in which we operate and with all Agriconnect policies, including employee handbooks and standard operating procedures. Infringement of the law or company policies is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of the employment contract.

Training

At Agriconnect, we believe that training is an important part of effective human rights practices. We have instituted a programme of training sessions for key staff on human trafficking and slavery, particularly on mitigating risks within supply chains.

Awareness Raising

Agriconnect invests in educating its staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Awareness of modern slavery issues is being communicated to staff both face-to-face and electronically.

Our employees are encouraged to identify, prevent and if necessary report potential slavery or human trafficking issues.

Board approval
This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors.

 


Sustainability Policy

Sustainability policy

A responsible approach to the environment is essential to ensure the future sustainability of our business and the role that we play in the communities that we serve.
Our view is that care for the environment goes hand in hand with our work as a media business. We continually develop and revise our sustainability approach to satisfy our ambitions, and encourage and empower everyone who works at Agriconnect to be aware of how the work we do affects wider society.
We co-operate with our suppliers to reduce our environmental impact wherever possible.
It is important that our suppliers comply with our core principles, including that employment is freely chosen, that working conditions are safe, that child labour is never used, and no discrimination is practised. Where possible, we will choose a supplier that has environmental accreditation.

Definition
Agriconnect follows the Brundtland report’s definition that sustainable development is ‘development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs’ (Brundtland Report for the World Commission on Environment and Development 1992) and we are conscious of the environmental impact of our activities.

Scope and Objective
This policy explains Agriconnect’s approach to sustainability and clearly communicates this to our employees, readers, clients, and partners.

Printing and paper
Our print suppliers actively work towards reducing their carbon footprint and environmental impact. They only use soya-based inks and recycled, FSC or PEFC-compliant paper, and 98.5% of all waste is recycled.
Our printers possess ISO14001, ISO9001, PEFC, and FSC accreditation. They are members of the Paperpak scheme and have invested in the Cutstar system to reduce paper wastage.
100% of the paper we use was sourced from either recycled fibre or sustainable forests where at least one tree is planted for every tree felled.
We are looking at ways in which we can replace the plastic film we use to wrap our magazines with an environmentally-friendly alternative.

Events
We have a separate sustainability policy for our event activities, see our corporate website.

Our offices
We are reducing our carbon emissions through a focus on:
Improving the energy efficiency of our buildings and IT, consolidating our office space, and increasing the proportion of renewable electricity we purchase.
Our air-conditioning system is programmed so that it does not run outside normal working hours (7pm to 7am weekdays, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays) to reduce energy consumption.
Our lighting-control software switches the lights off outside normal working hours unless triggered by movement sensors. When triggered, only the bank of lights controlled by the movement sensor will switch on.
We are reducing unnecessary business travel and use audio and videoconferencing to replace face-to-face meetings where possible.
We are actively limiting our use of paper in the office by reducing the amount of photocopying and printing, and only use recycled paper for photocopying, business correspondence and marketing.
We are working to ensure the maximum amount of our office waste is recycled and none of the remainder is sent to landfill.
We have replaced single-use plastic cups with reusable glass cups and have issued our staff with reusable coffee cups and water bottles to reduce wastage.

Supplier audits
We undertake environmental and ethical audits of our main suppliers, which include aspects such as the processing and disposal of effluents, emissions and waste materials, and the use of labour.

Carbon footprint
We are working towards reducing our carbon footprint over the next three years, and to deliver carbon offsetting to cover the footprint of our office activity and events.

Sustainability
We have established a sustainability committee, and their mission is to hold the business to account in terms of our environmental commitments.


Terms & Conditions

Website conditions of use – Agriconnect

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.

Use of this site

  1. Your use of this site, which is provided by Agriconnect (a trade name of Arc Media Holdings Limited), is expressly conditional upon your acceptance of the following terms and conditions. By using this site you signify your consent to be bound by these terms and conditions. If you do not agree with any part of the following terms and conditions you must not use this site. Some areas of the site require registration. By completing the initial registration form and by entering your email address and password, you will be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. Also, by subscribing to any of our email services, you are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions. If you register with this site, you should read our privacy policy.

Registration

  1. Access to the registration areas of the site is permitted on the basis that:
    a) your email address and password are personal to you and may not be used by anyone else to access this site;
    b) you will not do anything which would assist anyone who is not a registered user to gain access to any registration area of this site;
    c) you do not create additional registration accounts for the purpose of abusing the functionality of the site, or other users; nor do you seek to pass yourself off as another user.
  2. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your password and you are responsible for all activity that occurs under your user name and password. We will not be liable where your password is used by someone else. We reserve the right to cancel your account and to ban you from registering a new account if the security of your account is compromised in any way and for any reason.

User Submissions

  1. For the purposes of these terms and conditions “User Content” means material including, without limitation, text, video, photographs, graphics, audio, and competition entries whether published on this site or not and whether copyright of Agriconnect or a third party.
  2. Users of this site may submit User Content including but not limited to text including comments and blogs, videos, photographs, graphics and/or audio for publication in various areas of the site, including our forums and blogs. We accept no liability in respect of any User Content submitted by users and published by us and we are not responsible for its content and accuracy. When you submit a video, photograph or other User Content to us you do so in accordance with these terms and conditions. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to such User Content whether published or not. Submission of any User Content is subject to the following terms:
    (a) you warrant to us that any User Content you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights;
    (b) you must obtain the permission of all of the people featured or referred to in the User Content (and, if they are under 16, their parents or guardians as well) to our use of the User Content;
    (c) publication of any User Content you submit to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the User Content prior to publication, or to refuse publication;
    (d) you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, transferable licence to use, edit, reproduce, record, modify, translate, distribute, play, perform, make available to other users of this website, prepare derivative works of and to display any User Content you submit to us in any format, including without limitation print and electronic format and you agree to waive your moral rights in the User Content;
    (e) you agree not to post User Content which is deliberately intended to upset other users or contrary to our Guidelines or contrary to our prevailing guidelines or contrary to applicable local, national, and international laws and regulations. You warrant that the User Content you submit does not infringe any individual’s right to privacy and is not harmful, offensive, defamatory, obscene, harassing, threatening, hateful or otherwise degrading or intimidating of any individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, race, sexual orientation, ethnicity, age, or disability, or otherwise illegal;
    (f) you must not endanger yourself or others, take any unnecessary risks in order to produce or make any User Content;
    (g) you acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing User Content you submit to us, including consequential losses.
  3. You or the owner of the User Content retain ownership of the copyright in all User Content sent to us and are free to republish it wherever you or the owner wish and in whatever medium you or the owner want.
  4. We do not keep any ‘comments’ that are not accepted for publication but may retain other User Content even if this is not published. We have no obligation to you to keep any User Content or to return it to you or remove it from this website or anywhere else we may have published it at any time.
  5. You must not send materials that contain viruses, worms, or any other destructive elements. Insults, threats, defamatory comment, dissemination of confidential material, pyramid or other soliciting schemes, or actions meant to disrupt or abuse other users are also prohibited. Users must not use the Agriconnect website to advocate illegal conduct or to participate in illegal or fraudulent activities and must not post or distribute unauthorized copies of copyright material including photographic images, artwork, text, sound files or computer programs. If you have a product or service to advertise, you may not use the website for this purpose.
  6. We do not endorse any User Content or any opinion, recommendation, or advice expressed herein, and we expressly disclaim any and all liability in connection with such material. Agriconnect does not permit copyright infringing activities and infringement of intellectual property rights on this website, and we will remove any User Content if properly notified that such material infringes another’s intellectual property rights. We reserve the right to remove User Content without prior notice.

Safety, Complaints, and Reporting Abuse

  1. You are advised not to reveal any personal information about yourself or anyone else (for example: telephone number, email address or home address). You are entirely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your details when using this website.
  2. Any questions about these terms and conditions or reports of anyone abusing the website or otherwise not complying with these terms and conditions should be addressed to [•].
  3. If you become aware of any misuse of the site or wish to complain about any User Content or material on the site or believe any of your rights have been violated e.g. your copyright infringed, you have been defamed etc., you can notify us using any of the “Report This” links on the Site (you will need to be a Registered User to do this). This is the quickest way to contact us. Alternatively you can contact us at [•]. We will need to know the following:
    (a) Nature of your complaint and location within the site of the particular content or user;
    (b) For copyright disputes, identification of the copyright work you claim has been infringed and identification of the User Content that you claim is infringing the copyright work – usually the URL of the User Content
    (c) A statement that you have a good-faith belief the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law and that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or are authorised to act on behalf of the owner.
    (d) Your name, address, telephone number and email address and such other information as we may reasonably request.
  4. We reserve the right to immediately terminate or suspend access to the website in response to conduct that we believe interferes with other people’s enjoyment.

Copyright

  1. All copyright and other intellectual property rights in this website (including without limitation the text, graphics and other content) are owned or controlled by Agriconnect or its licensors.
  2. You may download and print extracts from the site and make copies of these for your own personal and non-commercial use only. You are not allowed to download or print the material, or extracts from it, in a systematic or regular manner or otherwise so as to create a database in electronic or paper form comprising all or part of the material appearing on this website.
  3. You must not reproduce any part of this website or the material or transmit it to or store it in any other website or disseminate any part of the material in any other form, unless we have indicated in writing that you may do so. The design, arrangement and look and feel of this website are also the copyright of Agriconnect and/or its licensors and may not be copied or otherwise reproduced.

Trademark Notice

  1. The trademarks, trade names and logos displayed on this website are the property of Agriconnect and/or its licensors or other third parties. Users should not use these without the prior written permission of Agriconnect or the relevant third party.

General Disclaimer

  1. We are providing this website and its contents on an ‘as is’ basis and, to the maximum extent permitted by law, excludes all representations or warranties of any kind including, without limitation, warranties implied by statute. In addition, we do not represent or warrant that the information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current.
  2. We will not be liable for any loss which may result from the use of this website including, without limitation, loss due to any computer virus or viruses which may infect your computer equipment as a result of your access to or use of this website or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from this website (except for death or personal injury attributable to our negligence and to the extent permitted at law).
  3. If, for any reason, we believe that you have not complied with any of these terms and conditions of use, we may, at our discretion, cancel your access to the registration areas of the site immediately and without giving you any advance notice or reason. If we wish to bring the agreement to an end, we will do so by emailing you at the address you have registered stating that the agreement has terminated. The agreement will terminate and your email address and password will become invalid on this website immediately.

Other websites and services

  1. You can access other sites via links or URL re-directions from this site. These sites are not under our control and we are not responsible in any way for any of their contents. You agree that we will not be party to any transaction or contract with any third party that you may enter into and we will not be liable to you for any loss or damage which you may suffer by using those third party websites and services. You agree you will not involve us in any dispute you may have with any such third party website or service.

Privacy and Data Protection

  1. Any personal information collected from this website will be used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy and all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in the UK including without limitation the UK GDPR (having the meaning given to it in section 3(10) (as supplemented by section 205(4)) of the Data Protection Act 2018), the Data Protection Act 2018 (and regulations made thereunder), the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended, and all other legislation and regulatory requirements in force from time to time which apply in relation to the use of personal data.

Force majeure

  1. Although we will do our best to provide constant, uninterrupted access to this site we do not guarantee this. We accept no responsibility or liability for any interruption or delay.

Severance, Governing Law & Jurisdiction

  1. If any provision of these terms and conditions is found by any court or administrative body of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unenforceable such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions of these terms and conditions which shall remain in full force and effect.
  2. These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the parties agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
  3. References to ‘Agriconnect’, ‘us’, ‘our’, and ‘we’ are to Arc Media Holdings Limited, Unit 4 Fulwood Park Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, England, PR2 9NZ.

Updates

  1. These terms were last updated on 23 February 2023 and may be varied from time to time. Please ensure that you review these terms and conditions regularly as you will be deemed to have accepted a variation if you continue to use the site after it has been posted.