Terms and Privacy

API Conference
The Conference for Web APIs, API Design & Management

General terms and conditions

1 General Information

We are pleased about your visit on our website apiconference.net. The protection and security of our customers’ and users’ data is important to us. We have therefore designed our website and our business processes in such a way that as little personal data as possible is collected or processed. The following privacy policy explains which information we collect during your visit to our website and which parts of this information may be used in which way.

2 Server Logs

When visiting our website, our web server, like any other web server, stores standardized information about your device and the browser used in a log file. We process this data in order to analyse errors on our server and attempts at misuse. In detail, the IP address, the specific address of the page visited by you, if applicable the page from which you reached us (link source), the transmitted identification of the browser, as well as system date and time of the page visit are recorded here. We are not able to link this data to a person unless you provide more information about yourself in one of the forms provided. This is the case, for example, if you register for one of our seminars or subscribe to our newsletter. Even in these cases, we store the data in separate systems and only merge them in exceptional cases (attempted misuse). The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest.

3 Technical provisioning – Cookies

„Cookies” are used on our site. These simplify and accelerate the provisioning of your visit to our website or are necessary to enable you to use our website. If you do not wish our website to store cookies on your computer, you can deactivate the cookie feature in your browser settings or adjust the settings so that you are informed when cookies are used on a website.

4 Retargeting

On our website we use retargeting technology. We use retargeting to categorize website visitors into user groups. Depending on the respective user group, we address website visitors on other websites or in apps with personalized advertising about our products and services. The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest.
We use the following products, which are provided to us by service providers:

4.1 „Facebook Custom Audience” / „Facebook Pixel”

“Facebook Custom Audience” and “Facebook Pixel” are products of Facebook Ireland Ltd, Hanover Reach, 5-7 Hanover Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). Our website uses a “Facebook Pixel” by Facebook, which establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The Facebook server receives information about your visit on our webite. Facebook will link this information with your personal Facebook account if you have such an account and are logged in. If you visit other websites that also use “Facebook Custom Audience” / “Facebook Pixel”, this information will also be linked to your user account. However, we do not know which other websites you visit. If you are not logged in to Facebook or are not a Facebook user while visiting our website, your website visit will not be linked to a Facebook user account.

For more information about Facebook’s privacy settings, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Specifically, what content and information you have shared through your use of Facebook, you can manage through the “Activity Log” tool or download through the “Download Your Data” tool on Facebook.

4.2 Twitter “Website Tag for Remarketing”

“Website Tag for Remarketing” is a product of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland (“Twitter”), which establishes a direct connection to Twitter servers. The Twitter server receives information about your visit on our webite. Twitter links this information to a unique ID that is stored on your device in the form of a cookie or provided by your device (“advertising ID” on smartphones). If you visit other websites that also use ” Website Tag for Remarketing “, this information will also be linked with your unique ID. However, we do not know which other websites you visit.

For more information on how Twitter protects your privacy, please see Twitter’s privacy policy at https://twitter.com/personalization.

4.3 LinkedIn „Insight Tag”

“Insight Tag” is a product of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland (“LinkedIn”). Our website uses a pixel provided by LinkedIn that establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. The LinkedIn server receives information about your visit on our webite. LinkedIn links this information to a unique ID that is stored on your device in the form of a cookie or provided by your device (“advertising ID” on smartphones). or with your LinkedIn account, if you are logged in. If you visit other websites that also use “Insight Tag”, this information will also be linked to your unique ID or your account. However, we do not know which other websites you visit.

For more information on how LinkedIn protects your privacy, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at https://www.LinkedIn.com/psettings/.

5 Statistical analysis – tracking

We use tracking technology on our website to measure, evaluate and optimize our website content. To protect our users and partners, we can also identify and defend ourselves against fraud and security risks. The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest.

5.1 “Google Analytics”

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4 Ireland (“Google”) The protection of your data is important to us, therefore we have configured Google Analytics to use the configuration parameter “anonymizeIp”. By this, your IP address will be shortened and never processed fully. We therefore process your personal usage data anonymously. It is not possible for us to draw any conclusions about your identity.

For more information on how Google protects your privacy, please see the information at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html and https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/.

5.2 „Google Universal Analytics“ / „Google Global Site Tag“

We use “Google Universal Analytics”/ “Google Global Site Tag”. We use both tools to gather information about the use of our services across different devices. For this purpose, we store a unique ID on your device.
You may opt-out from this data processing at any time by visiting you Google Account settings and turning off cross-device user analysis

Further information about Google Universal Analytics can be found here: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2838718

5.3 “Google Adwords Conversion Tracking”

We use Google Adwords Conversion Tracking to track interaction with ads booked by us. With this service we analyse the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were forwarded to a page defined by us. We do not receive any information that per-sonally identifies users.

5.4 “Facebook Conversion Tracking”

We use Facebook Conversion Tracking to track how many people are interacting with our advertisements and which Facebook advertisement has led to a conversion. Facebook will link this information with your personal Facebook account if you have such an account and are logged in. If you visit other websites that also use Facebook Conversion Tracking, this information will also be linked to your user account. However, we do not know which other websites you visit. If you are not logged in to Facebook or are not a Facebook user while visiting our website, your website visit will not be assigned to a Facebook user account.

5.5 “Twitter Analytics”

We also use Twitter Analytics to track your interaction with our website and analyse data about it to improve our services.

6 Newsletter

You can subscribe to one of our newsletters on our website. If you provide information about yourself on the registration form, this information will only be processed based on your consent. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

7 Opt-Out for remarketing and tracking

You may opt-our from the use of retargeting and tracking tools on our website at any time. Please click on the following link to do so:

Opt-Out for all retargeting and tracking tools.

After clicking the link, we store an opt-out cookie with an unlimited validity on your device. If you use our website with multiple devices you must opt-out from the use of retargeting and tracking tools for each device separately, as we cannot assign multiple devices to individual visitors. After your opt-out, no third party tools will be embedded into our website and these third party providers will not receive data about your visit.

8 Further Information / contact

If you have any further questions, e.g. about data we have stored about you, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Software & Support Media GmbH, Schwedlerstr. 8,60314 Frankfurt, Germany is the controller according to data protection law. Contact requests may be sent via email to [email protected]

Mrs Sabrina Brameshuber – Bitkom Servicegesellschaft mbH, Albrechtstraße 10, 10117 Berlin, Germany  is our Data Protection Officer. Contact requests may be sent via email to [email protected]

 

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Terms of participation

1. General / Scope

1.1 Software & Support Media GmbH, Schwedlerstraße 8, 60314 Frankfurt am Main, Germany (hereinafter referred to as the “Organizer” or “we”) is the organizer of API Conference 2021 (hereinafter referred to as the “Event”) a conference that highlights technical and methodological concepts to success on the Web today and is aimed at businesses and freelancers.
Subject to section 6.3, the event will be held as a hybrid conference, i.e. both on-site and online. The respective hygiene concept (here) applies to the on-site implementation of the event.

1.2 These General Terms and Conditions (“GTC”) apply to all business relations of the Organizer with you (“Orderer”) in connection with participation in the Event and the purchase of a ticket therefor (“Tickets”).

1.3 The purchase of tickets for participation in the event is made exclusively on the basis of these GTC. By purchasing a ticket via the platform www.jax.de, the customer accepts the GTC.

1.4 The GTC shall only apply if the Customer is an entrepreneur (§ 14 BGB), a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law.

1.5. The booking of tickets and the participation in the event is only permitted to natural persons and/or legal entities of full age and unrestricted legal capacity.

2. Content and Services/ Conclusion of contract

2.1 The offers of the organizer are subject to change and non-binding.

2.2 The event description on the API Conference 2021 events website does not constitute an offer, but only serves as an invitation to submit an offer to purchase a ticket. By clicking the button “Buy tickets”, the customer submits a binding contractual offer.

2.3 Following the order, the Customer shall receive a confirmation of receipt by e-mail, which does not yet constitute acceptance of the offer. Acceptance of the binding offer (cf. Section 2.2 .) shall then be effected by sending a separate order confirmation, also by e-mail (“Order Confirmation”), which shall contain the content of the contract.

2.4. Should the order confirmation contain typographical or printing errors or should the price determination be based on technically related explanation or transmission errors, we shall be entitled to contest the order confirmation. Payments already made will be refunded to you immediately in the event of a challenge.

2.5. The contract text is not stored by us.

2.6 Due to the nature of the matter, individual program points or the program schedule may be changed. Such changes to the program do not entitle the Customer to withdraw from or contest the contract concluded, insofar as the nature of the event (cf. Section 1.1.) is not changed as a whole as a result, so that the contractual balance between the Parties is not significantly disturbed.

2.7 Unless otherwise stated, the tickets purchased by the customer are personal and therefore non-transferable. Any resale or transfer of tickets is prohibited.

2.8 The organizer is entitled to cancel an order (unilateral right of withdrawal) if the orderer violates a specific condition set by the organizer, which was expressly pointed out in text form during the pre-sale, or attempts to circumvent such a condition. Section 350 of the German Civil Code (BGB) shall not apply.

3. Purchase price, discounts and payment

3.1 The ticket prices stated are fixed prices plus VAT. Additional price components – such as service and shipping costs, which may vary depending on the event – will be expressly communicated to the orderer in accordance with the law before the ticket purchase is concluded. Beyond that, no further costs not shown will be incurred.

3.2 When booking via a ticket service provider commissioned by the organizer, the total purchase price for a ticket may exceed the ticket price shown. In this case, fees for processing the ticket purchase may be added to the ticket price and displayed separately in the ticket store of the ticket service provider before the order is placed.

3.3 If fees or currency differences are incurred for payments from abroad, these are to be borne by the customer.

3.4 The total purchase price is due for payment immediately upon receipt of our order confirmation.

3.5 If there is insufficient funds in the account when paying by direct debit, the customer undertakes to reimburse the organizer in full for any fees or costs incurred as a result.

3.6 Insofar as the organizer grants a discount on the ticket prices, it is at liberty to demand appropriate proof of the existence of the prerequisites entitling to the discount (e.g. certificate of study) before granting this discount.

3.7 The organizer is entitled to determine the conditions for a discount at his own discretion and to limit the contingent for discounted tickets. There is no entitlement to the granting of a discount.

4. Credit card payment processing

For credit card payment processing, you will be directed to the website of Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd. (https://stripe.com/de) forwarded. We would like to point out that further personal data of the user is collected, processed and used here. We are not responsible in this respect; only the terms of use and data protection provisions of Stripe Payments Europe, Ltd. apply.

5. Shipment, loss and claim of the tickets

5.1 Unless otherwise agreed, either the organizer itself or a ticket service provider commissioned by it to handle the purchase will send the ordered number of event tickets to the postal or electronic address (e-mail) provided by the orderer immediately after receipt of payment.

5.2 After receipt of the ticket, the orderer himself has to check the correctness of the ticket immediately in order to arrange for a replacement delivery from the organizer in time before the start of the event, if necessary.

6. Return of tickets, rescheduling, refund of the purchase price

6.1 Registrations for the event can be canceled by the orderer until the date specified below. For the cancellation the organizer will charge the orderer an amount of 150 Euro plus VAT. After this date, cancellation is no longer possible. Legal rights of the orderer remain unaffected.

6.2 The event is not an absolute fixed transaction. The organizer is therefore entitled to postpone an event in case of a valid reason. Item 6.3 remains unaffected. In this case, the tickets purchased shall retain their validity. If the namedparticipantis prevented from attending on the replacement date, the ticket can be transferred to a person belonging to the purchaser’s company. If such a transfer is not possible, the orderer will receive a voucher in the value of the respective purchase price – minus a handling fee, if applicable.

6.3 The organizer is also entitled to hold the event as an online-only event in case of a valid reason.

6.4 A valid reason in the sense of clauses 6.2 and 6.3 exists in the case of temporary obstacles to performance for which the organizer is not responsible and in the case offorce majeure (clause 7).

6 .4. in the event of cancellation, the organizer will reimburse the orderer for the purchase price already paid (less the cancellation fee, if applicable; cf. section 6.1.) – within 14 days of receipt of the returned ticket – in the case of electronic tickets, within 14 days of receipt of the cancellation/rescission notice.

7. Force majeure

In cases of force majeure, i.e. in the event of an external event that was not foreseeable or not foreseeable to the extent foreseeable at the time of conclusion of the contract and that could not be averted even by exercising the utmost reasonable care, and which significantly impedes, endangers or impairs the provision of the service, the organizer shall be released from the obligation arising from a concluded contract for the duration and to the extent of the effect if the organizer invokes this clause 7.

8. Photo and video recording

8.1 In the course of the event, the organizer or third parties commissioned by the organizer shall create photo and video recordings to document the event. These recordings shall be used by the organizer, among other things, for its own marketing purposes and shall be used both on the internet (e.g. on the internet pages of the organizer and in social networks) and at events and trade fair appearances of the organizer.

8.2 Upon conclusion of the contract, the Customer agrees to the photo and/or video recordings referred to in section 8.1 (and the processing of any personal data concerned) and allows the Organizer to use the above-mentioned recordings and any processing thereof for the Organizer’s own purposes, in particular for the purpose of advertising for the Organizer and for products/services offered by the Organizer on the Organizer’s website, on social media presences (e.g. Facebook or Twitter, on video platforms (e.g. YouTube, as part of advertising spots and image films, for advertisements in affiliate links, in print media, on flyer platforms (e.g. YouTube, as part of advertising spots and image films), for advertisements in affiliate links, in print media, on flyer platforms (e.g. YouTube, as part of advertising spots and image films, for advertisements in affiliate links, in print media, on flyer platforms (e.g. YouTube, as part of advertising spots and image films).e.g. on Facebook or Twitter), on video platforms (e.g. Youtube), as part of commercials and image films, for advertisements in affiliate links, in print media, on posters, on flyers as well as in electronic and postal advertising letters or to have them used by third parties on behalf of the organizer. In particular, the organizer is entitled to distribute the recordings, to reproduce them in public and to make them perceptible, to broadcast them, to exhibit them and to make them publicly accessible via the Internet.

8.3 The organizer has the right to archive the recordings in digital and/or analog form, irrespective of the permission according to section 8 .2. In addition to own documentation purposes, the archiving serves the prosecution of any image rights violations committed by third parties.

9. Online implementation of the event

9.1 As a hybrid event, the event shall also be held online, or, subject to the condition set out in section 6.3, exclusively online. The customer decides when purchasing the tickets whether participation takes place on site or online.

9.2 The Customer acknowledges that the person participating in an online conference must comply with certain minimum hardware and infrastructure requirements, in particular with regard to bandwidth and image and sound quality. These minimum requirements can be found here. The ordering party cannot meet these minimum requirements, only limited participation in the online event is possible. The organizer assumes no liability for this. We also point out that when using the online event, personal data of the respective user will be collected, processed and used electronically. Details can be found in our privacy policy.

10. Liability of the organizer

10.1 The organizer shall only be liable for damages – regardless of the legal grounds – in the event of intent and gross negligence. In the case of simple negligence, the organizer shall only be liable for damages resulting from injury to life, body or health, or for damages resulting from the breach of an essential contractual obligation (obligation, the fulfillment of which makes the proper execution of the contract possible in the first place and on the observance of which the contractual partner regularly relies and may rely); in this case, however, the liability of the organizer shall be limited to the compensation of the foreseeable, typically occurring damage.

10.2 The limitations of liability resulting from section 10.1 do not apply if the organizer has fraudulently concealed a defect or has assumed a guarantee. The provision of sentence 1 applies accordingly to claims of the customer under the Product Liability Act, should this be applicable.

10.3 This clause 10 also applies in each case to breaches of duty by the organizer’s vicarious agents and legal representatives.

11. Final provisions

11.1 Should individual provisions of these GTC be or become invalid in whole or in part, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected.

11.2 Amendments and supplements to these GTC must be made in text form to be effective. This also applies to the cancellation of this text form clause.

11.3 The legal relations in connection with this contract shall be governed by German substantive law to the exclusion of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).

11.4 The sole place of jurisdiction for all disputes arising from this contractual relationship shall be the organizer’s registered office, provided that the customer is a merchant, a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law or does not have a general place of jurisdiction in Germany or another EU member state or has transferred his place of residence abroad after these General Terms and Conditions have come into effect or his place of residence or habitual abode is not known at the time the action is brought.

11.5 The Customer shall ensure that the ban on displaying or distributing advertising for companies at the venue is observed. The violation will be punished by exclusion from the event.

Cancellation Schedule and Costs

Event Cancellation date Cancellation fee
API Conference The Hague March 18, 2021 150 €
API Conference Berlin September 9, 2021 150 €

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