2015 Global Intelligence Forum
The Dungarvan Conference
July 12th - 16th, 2015

Terms and Conditions


Privacy Policy

The information you provide during forum registration will be safeguarded by sponsor firm MCIIS, which may use it to keep you informed of relevant products and services. A list of 2011 Global Intelligence Forum participant names/member firms will also be disseminated via a secure website following the conference. You will be given the opportunity to opt out of participation in this list, in full or in part, when completing the online registration form. MCIIS does not share any nonpublic personal information with any nonaffiliated third parties, except in the following circumstances: (1) disclosure to companies that provide services necessary to effect a transaction that you request or to service your account; and (2) disclosure to government agencies, courts, parties to lawsuits, or regulators in response to subpoenas. In such cases, MCIIS will share only the information that it is required or authorized to share.

Intellectual Property

By accepting these Terms and Conditions, the prospective delegate hereby consents to be a part of photographs, videos or other recordings taken at the Global Intelligence Forum and authorizes the use and reproduction of such by MCIIS or any other person authorized by MCIIS. All such photographs, videos or other recordings, including any and all intellectual property in connection therewith, shall be the sole property of MCIIS. To the extent such ownership rights vest in you by operation of law or otherwise, the prospective delegate hereby assigns all right title and interest in such intellectual property to MCIIS. The prospective delegate hereby expressly releases MCIIS, and its assigns, agents and employees from all privacy, defamation or other claims, demands and liabilities whatsoever in connection with the use of any of the above.

Shipping Policy

The Global Intelligence Forum registration is electronic only; no items will ship in hard copy via mail or postal service. After completing registration online, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with a summary of your registration details, which we recommend you retain for your own records. No tickets are needed for event entry; registered delegate names will be checked against an attendee list upon arrival at the forum.

Media & Press

By accepting these Terms and Conditions, the prospective delegate hereby certifies that you are not attending the Global Intelligence Forum as a member of the press or media, nor will the prospective delegate disseminate any of the content discussed or presented from therein via any media form (including, but not limited to, print/electronic/ newspapers/journals/blogs/ forums) without the express prior approval of MCIIS. All attendees will be required to submit a business card and may be asked to present photographic identification upon arrival to the Global Intelligence Forum. Failure to comply may be grounds for immediate expulsion from the event without compensation.

Refund Policy, Delegate Cancellations & Transfer

Registration cancellation requests received in writing on or prior to June 10, 2011, will qualify for a refund, less a 15% administration fee. No refund will be given on cancellation requests received after this date. Should the original delegate be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Any cancellation or substitution requests should be made to Michelle Henderson at +1.814.824.2131 or mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu.

Event Cancellations

In the unlikely event of the forum cancellation for any reason, neither MCIIS, nor its affiliated entities, nor its employees accepts responsibility for travel and/or accommodation costs or consequential losses incurred by prospective delegates as a result of any such cancellation. MCIIS recommends that prospective delegates arrange appropriate insurance coverage.

Contact Details

Please contact Michelle Henderson at +1.814.824.2131 or mhenderson@mercyhurst.edu with any questions about these Terms and Conditions. For other questions, please visit the Contact Us page to direct your question to the appropriate team member.

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