Disclaimer, Liability and Insurance

Disclaimer

The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) hereby provides notice to the attendees of the IOF Regional  4th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting and anyone else, that the IOF makes no warranty of any kind whatsoever, expressed or implied, that any information, materials, techniques or products or anything else presented at this congress is accurate, valid, adequate or fit for any purpose whatsoever. Meeting attendees are solely responsible for determining the validity, adequacy and fitness of any information, materials or products or anything else presented at this Meeting for any and all uses. Statements and descriptions made by the IOF at this Meeting and included in Meeting literature are informational only and are not made or given as a warranty. The views, opinions and statements made at the congress are solely those of the speakers and may not reflect the views of the IOF. Furthermore, speakers may have vested interests in the concepts and products they discuss.

It is further understood and agreed that the IOF shall not be liable whether in contract, in tort, under any warranty, in negligence or otherwise for any kind of claim for loss, damage or expense of any kind arising out of or resulting from the use of any information, materials, products or anything else presented at this congress, and under no circumstances shall the IOF be liable for special, indirect or consequential damages.

Neither IOF, nor their officers, directors, employees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the Meeting or any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Hong Kong SAR, China in connection with this Meeting. Participants and their guests are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Photo and Video Disclaimer

Please note that this meeting may be documented in its entirety by the IOF photographer. Photos and videos will be taken during the meeting and may be published in traditional and/or digital media. You may appear in these photos or videos. The International Osteoporosis Foundation reserves the right to use images (still or moving) captured at this meeting for news outlets (including social media), in promotional material such as future meeting promotions, among others.

Liability and Insurance

The meeting organizer (IOF), the Meeting Venue (Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre), its official appointed official congress organizing agency (ICC International Conference Consultants) registration & housing bureau (MCI Suisse SA) and any suppliers, representatives or agents linked to the organization of the Meeting shall not be held liable by any person for any injury, damage, theft, loss, medical problem or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while traveling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Hong Kong in connection with this Meeting. Participants and their guests are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Cancellation or Modification of the Meeting due to Force Majeure

In case of force majeure, the Meeting organizers have the right to alter or cancel the Meeting without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by IOF as soon as reasonably possible. Force majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of IOF which prevents or impedes the holding of the Meeting, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc., earthquake, flood, hurricane, tsunami, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the IOF. IOF shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Meeting. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by IOF.

All reasonable endeavors will be made to hold the Meeting and to present its programme as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants and their guests. However, the IOF reserves the right to modify the programme, unilaterally and without notice

Any litigation stemming from the above will be tried in Nyon, Switzerland where the Swiss law is exclusively applicable.