Terms of use

Conference app supporting the Global Solutions Summit 2023

Please read the following terms of use which apply to every participant of the Global Solutions Summit 2023. For registration and as conference app supporting the on-site conference, the Global Solutions Summit 2023 uses the digital platform “talque” accessible at https://www.talque.com/app and in the following referred to as “Summit app”.

Section 1: Scope

The Summit app is adapted and set up by the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) to list sessions, participants and speakers, to enable them to communicate via messenger, organize bilateral meetings and embed livestreams of selected sessions in the course of the Global Solutions Summit 2023.

By logging in to the summit app, every participant agrees to these terms of use. All participants must refrain from publishing content on the summit platform that violates any of the following terms. Please find Talque Privacy Policy here.

Section 2: Contact data and legal information

With questions or concerns regarding the platform use, please contact the event host at:

Global Solutions Initiative Foundation gemeinnützige GmbH
Rudi-Dutschke-Straße 26
10969 Berlin, Germany

Represented by the Managing Directors: Agnes Michalik, Susanne Staufer

Registration court: Amtsgericht Charlottenburg / District Court of Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany
Registration number: HRB 193118 B
E-mail: events@global-solutions-initiative.org

Section 3: Platform availability

The Summit app is planned to be available 24 hours a day from March 10th until March 30th, 2023. However, essential systems maintenance may result in temporary periods of non-availability of the app. Inter alia, non-availability may also result from force majeure resulting in power failure or intent and gross negligence by third parties. The GSI accepts no liability in these cases.

The individual accessibility of the summit app for users partly depends on equipment and services belonging to the users’ facilities, such as transmission capacity, WLAN/LAN connection, webcam, or microphone. The Global Solutions Initiative accepts no responsibility for disruptions resulting from such factors.

Section 4: Rules of communication

Wherever the Global Solutions Initiative offers means of participation such as open microphones, written chats, digital meetings or messenger services on the Conference app and livestreams, participants have to observe appropriate rules of communication specified in the GSI’s Participants in the Global Solutions Summit are not allowed to voice or share any libelous, derogatory, offensive, rude, defamatory, or obscene material in their written, visual, or verbal contributions, nor any material that violates third-party intellectual property rights. The GSI reserves its right to exclude, and block registered users from entering the event location and/or Summit app in such cases, delete the respective content and – in cases of rights violation – file charges.

Section 5: Electronic communications

If users make use of the Summit app’s means of interaction such as chats, messenger, video meetings or audience polls from their computer or mobile device, they are communicating electronically with the GSI. The GSI itself will communicate with registered participants electronically via email before and after the event, and during the Summit via session chats and app announcements. Also, it will offer a matchmaking function to allow all registered summit participants to contact one another. Upon registration, users agree to receive electronic communications, such as but not limited to information, notifications and publications by the GSI. Users release the GSI from the obligation to send electronic communications in hard copies, unless GSI is bound by opposing mandatory legal requirements in individual cases. Participants have the opportunity to download the talque app and use all functions on their mobile devices or to use the web-based version in their browser.

Section 6: Copyright law and database regulations

The Global Solutions Initiative (GSI) as owner of the summit platform reserves the right to change, remove or add content, such as but not limited to texts, images, pitches and video footage at any time without prior or explicit notice to the users.

The entire content of the summit platform or the content made available by it, such as but not limited to text, graphics, logos, clickable icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads and data collections, is the property of GSI or – if marked so – of a third party supplying the content and/or making it available on the summit platform. The GSI’s own content is not only protected by German copyright law and regulations on databases but also by international conventions. Property of third parties may be protected by other national intellectual property laws.

This means that users may not systematically extract and/or reuse components from the summit platform without express written consent of the owner. In particular, platform users are not allowed to engage in data mining or use bots or similar data harvesting and extraction programs to extract any significant components of a website service for the purpose of reusing them. Furthermore, without express written consent from GSI, users may not produce and/or publish their own database if this database contains essential components of a service provided by this platform.

Section 7: Individual user account and profile

Summit participants automatically create a talque-user when registering, and need to edit that account in order to use the conference app. Only individuals of full age and with unlimited legal capacity may register and create a user account with the required registration information.

On registration, profiles will be checked for plausibility by the GSI team. Profiles with obviously false statements on name, e-mail-address and institution, e.g. using fictional names or non-existent e-mail-addresses, may be deleted by the summit hosts.

Users are responsible for ensuring that the information they provide to the GSI is accurate and complete. Users can review and update the information they provided at registration and on entering the Summit app using the access data provided by the GSI in the confirmation mail following up on registration, or upon individual request via e-mail to events@global-solutions-initiative.org. Each user is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of his/her user account and password and for restricting access to his/her computer and/or mobile devices. Users are responsible for all activities arising from the use of their user account or password within the legal limitations of the applicable law. Users are responsible for taking all necessary steps to ensure that their password remains confidential and is stored securely. They are asked to contact the talque team at support@real-life-interaction.de immediately if they become aware that a third party could have obtained or could have made unauthorized use of their password or may do so in the future.

Users may not use the app service in a manner that may disrupt, damage or in any other way hamper services or access to them. Furthermore, they must not use it for fraudulent or unlawful activities in connection with a criminal offence or to cause harassment or inconvenience. The GSI reserves its right to exclude and block registered users from entering the conference venue/Summit app in such cases, close user accounts, delete harmful content and – in cases of rights violation – file charges.

Users may request to have their account deleted at any time by contacting our partner at support@real-life-interaction.de. At the latest 14 calendar days after the receipt of the user’s request, the user account will be deleted from the Summit platform. It must be noted that having the user profile deleted implies being removed from the participant and accreditation list. Registration without using the Summit app is only possible by individual and documented agreement with a team member of the Global Solutions Initiative Foundation.

For technical questions during the event, technical support is offered by the talque team via chat.

Section 8: Filming and photography

During  online, hybrid and presence events hosted by the GSI, photos and/or videos or screenshots may be taken and possibly  published in various media for the purposes of documentation and PR activities. By participating in the event, all stakeholders agree to this. Participants have the right to inform the hosting team at the GSI at any time that they do not want to be photographed or filmed.

The consent to the processing of the photo and video recordings can be revoked at any time for the future in accordance with Art. 7 DSGVO.

Section 9: Claims arising from intellectual property rights

GSI respects third party intellectual property rights. If you believe your intellectual property rights have been used in a way which may represent a breach, please inform us thereof via one of the contact options given in Section 2.

Section 10: Liability

The GSI takes responsibility for damage caused by an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of GSI or by a legal representative or agent acting on behalf of GSI.

Furthermore, GSI is liable for minor negligence resulting in a breach of primary obligations. Primary obligations are obligations whose violation jeopardizes the achievement of the contractual purpose or whose fulfilment is indispensable for proper performance of the contract and on whose compliance users regularly rely. In all cases of negligence, GSI is liable only for predictable damages, typical to the contract. GSI is not liable for minor negligence resulting in the breach of obligations other than those set out in the preceding provisions.

Where liability by GSI is excluded or limited, this also applies to the personal liability of employees, representatives and agents acting on behalf of GSI.

Section 11: Links to other websites

The GSI has no means of controlling the content of websites accessed via external links provided on the summit app independent of the GSI publications.

Therefore, the GSI accepts no liability whatsoever for the content of these websites and the consequences for users accessing them. In consequence, users accessing a linked website do so at their own risk. However, we ask you to notify us immediately of any illegal or suspicious content on a linked website. Users will not be specifically alerted when they leave the GSI app or website.

Section 12: Data privacy and protection

Please note that personal data (name, institution, position, postal and email address) are stored at registration prior to the Global Solutions Summit and will be used for communication related to the Global Solutions Summit only.

No data will be made available to third parties by the GSI without the prior consent of the visitor or user if not required by law or a court decision.

Please note that the transfer of user data via the internet may be subject to security breaches. The error-free and uninterrupted protection of user data can therefore not be fully guaranteed: the GSI’s liability cannot be exempted for gross negligence and willful misconduct.

Section 12.1 Data subject rights

If personal data is processed, the right to information about the data stored about the data subject exists pursuant to Art. 15 DSGVO.

If incorrect personal data is processed, the right to rectification exists in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO.

If the legal requirements are met, you can request the deletion or restriction of processing, as well as object to processing (Art. 17, 18, 21 DSGVO)

Furthermore, according to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authority.

Further information is provided separately in the Data Privacy Policy which forms an integral part of these terms of use.

Section 13: Changes to the terms of use

We reserve the right to make changes to the platform services, regulations and terms, including these terms of use, at any time. Users are subject to the terms of use valid and published on the summit platform at the time at which they make use of the summit platform.

Section 14: No waiver

The failure by either party to this contract to exercise or enforce any rights conferred by this contract shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof at any time or times thereafter.

Section 15: Place of jurisdiction and applicable law

All disputes and differences of opinion arising from or in relation to this agreement are governed exclusively by the material and procedural law of the Federal Republic of Germany, with the exception of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), if applicable.

The sole place of jurisdiction regarding traders, legal entities under public law or special trusts under public law is the registered office of the GSI as the platform provider, thus Berlin, Germany.

Section 16: Concluding provisions

The legally binding language of this contract is English as the conference language of the Global Solutions Summit is also English in order to include an international audience.

Should one of these terms be regarded as invalid, null and void or unenforceable for any reason, it is considered severable and will not influence the validity and enforceability of the remaining terms.

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