Terms and Conditions of Attendance and Participation
These are the terms (the “Agreement”) governing your attendance at and participation in any RESA event (the “Event” or the “RESA EDGE”).
By registering for the Event you agree to these terms, which form a binding legal contract between Real Estate Staging Association, Inc. (“RESA”) and the registered attendee or participant (“you”). If you are registering on behalf of another individual, it is your responsibility to ensure the person attending is aware of these terms and accepts them. By completing the registration on behalf of another individual you are warranting that you have made the attendee or participant aware of these terms and that they have accepted these terms.
1 Attendee Requirements
1.1 Admittance. Your registration entitles you to admittance to the Event for which you have registered. Any and all other costs associated with your attendance (including without limitation travel and accommodation expenses) shall be borne solely by you, and RESA shall have no liability for such costs.
1.2 Use of Likeness. By attending the Event you acknowledge and agree to grant RESA the right at the Event to record, film, photograph, or capture your likeness in any media now available or hereafter developed and to distribute, broadcast, use, or otherwise globally to disseminate, in perpetuity, such media without any further approval from you or any payment to you. This grant to RESA includes, but is not limited to, the right to edit such media, the right to use the media alone or together with other information, and the right to allow others to use or disseminate the media.
1.3 Event Content. You acknowledge and agree that RESA, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to change any and all aspects of the Event, including but not limited to, the Event name, themes, content, program, speakers, performers, hosts, moderators, venue, and time.
1.4 Age Requirements. No one under the age of 21, including children in strollers accompanying their parents, will be admitted.
1.5 Identification. All attendees must provide identification: one photo ID, if asked.
1.6 Attendee Badge Usage. Attendee badges must be worn at all times in Event areas.
1.7 Visa Requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of any government visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa should allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. RESA will not contact embassies and consulates on behalf of visa applicants or provide any other assistance relating to visa issues. Failure to obtain a visa in advance of an Event does not constitute a valid basis for obtaining a refund.
2 Prohibited Conduct
2.1 Limitations on Use. By registering for a complimentary RESA EDGE pass you agree not to sell, trade, transfer, or share your complimentary code or badge. By registering for a paid RESA Event Pass, you agree not to share, sell or trade your badge. In the event that RESA determines that you have violated this policy, RESA may cancel your badge(s), retain any payments made by you, report you to law enforcement authorities, and ban you from future RESA EDGE events.
2.2 Disruptive Conduct. You acknowledge and agree that RESA reserves the right to remove you from the Event if RESA, in its sole discretion, determines that your presence or behavior create a disruption or hinder the Event or the enjoyment of the Event by other attendees. All RESA badges are the property of RESA and must be returned to RESA upon request.
2.3 Badge Misuse. Attendees wearing badges from previous RESA EDGE or falsified badges and/or sharing or swapping badges will be immediately ejected from the Event and banned from future Events. RESA considers such conduct theft of service, trespassing, and fraud and will report violators to law enforcement authorities. If such conduct is discovered after an Event, violators will be invoiced according to onsite registration pricing and will be required to pay their invoice in full in order to avoid being reported to law enforcement authorities.
2.4 Suitcasing. “Suitcasing” refers to the practice of attending a trade show but “working the aisles” from a suitcase or briefcase, soliciting business from other attendees and exhibitors. For the good of the show and the exhibitors supporting the show, the only legitimate place to conduct business during show hours is within a contracted exhibit space on the show floor. Exhibiting companies are encouraged to protect their investment and report any violations to RESA management. Attendees observed soliciting business in the aisles or other public spaces, or in another company’s booth, will be ejected from the Event and may be banned from future events in RESA’s sole discretion.
2.5 Photography, Recording, and Videotaping. Attendees may not record audio or video of sessions at RESA EDGE. RESA allows cameras on the show floor. Attendees may take pictures within the show for purposes of company or annual reports, company media pieces, marketing materials, etc.
3.1 Payment. The payment of the applicable fees for the Event is due upon registration. If such payment is insufficient or declined for any reason RESA may refuse to admit you to the Event and shall have no liability in that regard.
3.2 Taxes. The fees may be subject sales tax, value added tax, or other taxes and duties, which, if applicable, will be charged to you in addition to the fees.
4 Cancellation, Substitution, and Lost Badge Policy
4.1 Due to contract guarantees, we have a no refund policy 60 days prior to any event. Please see the event website to inquire if the policy has changed for this specific event.
4.2 All cancellations and requests for refunds MUST be submitted in writing via email by the deadlines listed within this policy. Telephone and fax requests WILL NOT be honored. RESA will email a confirmation of receipt to you within 48-hours of receiving your request. If you do not receive a confirmation, please follow up.
4.3 Refunds, if allowed, will be processed in the order they were received.
4.4 Once you have received your badge on site, it cannot be changed, substituted, or reissued to a different person.
4.5 If your badge is lost, please contact RESA staff.
5 Registration Confirmation, RESA Updates
5.1 Once you have completed your registration, you will receive your registration confirmation by email. Please ensure that your valid email is entered correctly on the registration form. Be sure to check your junk email box to in case any of your RESA email(s) are caught by spam filters.
5.2 You will receive essential information for registered attendees electronically at the email address that you provided on your registration form.
5.3 In addition, you will also begin to receive the RESA newsletter, if you were not previously on our mailing list.
5.4 Your email will be given to our exhibitors so they may follow up with RESA EDGE attendees with special convention offers. They may add you to their general mailing list. You may opt-out at anytime.
5.5 If you would like to opt-out of any of these benefits, please let us know.
RESA owns and operates RESA EDGE and is committed to protecting the privacy of its attendees. RESA does not rent, share, or sell your contact information or other personal information to any third parties not outlined in this agreement.
7 Intellectual Property
7.1 All intellectual property rights in and to the Event, the Event content, and all materials distributed at or in connection with the Event are owned by RESA, or the Event sponsors or speakers presenting at the Event. You may not use or reproduce or allow anyone to use or reproduce any trademarks (including without limitation “RESA”, “RESA EDGE,”) or other trade names appearing at the Event, in any Event content or in any materials distributed at or in connection with the Event for any reason without the prior written permission of RESA.
7.2 For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to vest in you any legal or beneficial right in or to any trademarks or other intellectual property rights owned or used under license by RESA, Inc. or any of its affiliates; nor does this Agreement grant to you any right or license to any other intellectual property rights of RESA, Inc. or its affiliates, all of which shall at all times remain the exclusive property of RESA, Inc. and its affiliates.
8 Disclaimer of Warranties, Limitation of Liability
8.1 RESA gives no warranties in respect of any aspect of the Event or any materials related thereto or offered at the Event and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing this Agreement, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. The Event is provided on an “as-is” basis. Neither RESA nor its affiliates accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by you or any person on any aspect of the Event or any information provided at the Event.
8.2 Except as required by law, neither RESA nor its affiliates shall be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, or consequential costs, damages or losses arising directly or indirectly from the Event or other aspect related thereto or in connection with this Agreement.
8.3 The maximum aggregate liability of RESA for any claim in any way connected with, or arising from, the Event or this Agreement, whether in contract, tort, or otherwise (including any negligent act or omission), shall be limited to the amount paid by you to RESA under this Agreement.
RESA’s failure to exercise any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. RESA shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond RESA’s reasonable control. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you except with RESA’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of California and the parties shall submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Texas courts. A party that substantially prevails in an action brought under this Agreement is entitled to recover from the other party its reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs. Both parties agree that this Agreement is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of this Agreement, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of this Agreement and you acknowledge that you do not have any authority of any kind to bind RESA in any respect whatsoever.