Terms oF Use

Updated: July 24, 2020

The following Terms of Use are a legal contract between you and/or the entity you represent (collectively “you” or “your”) and Business Inside the Game (“BIG”) or the subsidiary or affiliate that operates this website (“Business Inside the Game”, “BIG”, "us", "our" or "we"), and govern your use of all the text, data, information, software, graphics, photographs and other materials (collectively referred to as “Materials”) that we and our affiliates may make available to you, as well as any services (“Services”) we may provide through any area of this website or any sites created and managed by BIG (the “BIG Sites”). While using any of these sites, you agree to abide by these terms and conditions. The policy is updated based on the date provided above. BIG has full right to modify these terms based on our discretion.


READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE BROWSING THIS SITE OR USING OUR SERVICES OR MATERIALS.  USING THIS SITE, ANY MATERIALS AND/OR ANY SERVICES INDICATES THAT YOU HAVE BOTH READ AND ACCEPTED THESE TERMS OF USE.  IF YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF AN ENTITY, YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOU HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BIND THAT ENTITY.  YOU CANNOT USE THIS SITE OR OUR SERVICES IF YOU DO NOT ACCEPT THESE TERMS OF USE.


Changes


BIG, at its sole discretion, reserves the right to alter or change these Terms of Use at any time. Any modifications will become effective when posted on this site.  By using the BIG Sites after any changes in these Terms of Use, you agree to be legally bound by the Terms of Use as amended.  You should therefore frequently revisit this page to determine the present terms and conditions to which you are legally bound.


Third party providers


BIG Sites may contain links to third party providers and to Content that is uploaded by organizations, including videos, images, descriptions, links and other Content. BIG is not responsible or liable to these third party sites, and you should review any terms of use when entering those sites or viewing their Content.


General use of the site


By using the BIG Sites, you represent, acknowledge and agree that you are at least 18 years of age or, if you are under 18 years of age (a “Minor”), that you are using the BIG Sites with the consent of your parent or legal guardian and that you have received your parent’s or legal guardian’s permission to use the BIG Sites and agree to these Terms of Use.  If you are a parent or legal guardian of a Minor, you hereby agree to bind the Minor to these Terms of Use and to fully indemnify and hold harmless BIG if the Minor breaches any of these Terms of Use.


We provide Materials through the BIG Sites that are the copyrighted and/or trademarked work of BIG, our third-party licensors and/or suppliers or other users of the BIG Sites.  Materials may include logos, graphics, video, images, software and other content.  Subject to these Terms of Use, and your compliance with them, we hereby grant you a limited, personal, non-exclusive and non-transferable license to use and to display the Materials and to use the BIG Sites solely for your personal, educational or internal business use.  You may not copy, reproduce, download, upload, post, broadcast, transmit, distribute, publish, republish, or otherwise use any Materials in any form or by any means, or by any information storage or retrieval system, for any commercial use without our express written permission.  You may, however, copy, print or otherwise use the Materials provided on the BIG Sites provided that the use is for your personal, educational or internal business use only and further provided that you - (1) maintain all copyright and other intellectual property notices together and intact with any information or content; (2) do not modify or otherwise alter any information or content; and (3) do not expressly or implicitly suggest an association with any services, product, brands or affiliates through the use of any information or content. Other use of any Materials, except as specifically permitted in these Terms of Use or in a written instrument signed by BIG, is strictly prohibited.


If you breach any of these Terms of Use, the above license will terminate automatically, and you must immediately destroy any downloaded or printed Materials.


Conference speaker views


The views and opinions expressed by BIG Conference speakers are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of BIG.


Ticket/conference sponsorship policies


Please read and understand the following terms and conditions as they are binding for all ticket and conference sponsorship purchases.

  • No exchange of tickets will be made under any circumstances and tickets are not transferable.
  • Refund of Tickets and/or Conference Sponsorships:
  • The deadline to receive a full refund is 60 days before the start of the event.
  • A 50% refund will be issued between 30-60 days before the event.
  • No refunds will be offered within 30 days of a BIG conference/event
  • Entry will be refused if not registered to attend. If attend without purchasing a ticket, we will allow purchase of a ticket at the event (if ticket inventory is still remaining)
  • The resale of tickets and/or events sponsorships is strictly prohibited and will not be honored.
  • Individuals under the 18 will not be allowed to attend, unless otherwise notified
  • Students can register paying the student discounted cost, but must present a valid and current student ID when checking in to the event.
  • No photography, audio or video recording is allowed during the event unless otherwise stated by BIG.
  • BIG may add, withdraw or substitute speakers/participants and/or vary advertised programming, event times, seating arrangements and audience capacity without prior notice.
  • BIG may use participants’ image or likeness in any live or recorded video display, photograph or picture.
  • BIG may postpone, cancel, interrupt or stop the event/conference in the event of adverse weather, dangerous situations, or any other causes beyond reasonable control.
  • The Ticket/Sponsorship Holder agrees to submit to any search for any prohibited items including but not limited to weapons, controlled, dangerous and illegal substances and recording devices.
  • The Ticket/Sponsorship Holder voluntarily assumes all risk and danger incidental to the event whether occurring prior to, during or subsequent to the actual event, including any death, personal injury, loss, damage or liability.


Information is collected from those registering to attend at BIG event/conference in order to facilitate ticket purchase or other services available. This information is collected and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy, which forms part of these conditions.


Using the services


Creating an Account


In order to access certain password-restricted Materials and areas of the BIG Sites and to use our Services, you must successfully register an account with us.  If you want an account with us, you must submit all of the information required on the account registration page on the BIG Sites.  You may also provide additional, optional information so that we can provide you a more customized experience when using the Services.  Once you submit the required registration information, we alone will determine whether or not to approve your proposed account. For so long as you use the account, you agree to provide true, accurate, current, and complete information which can be accomplished by logging into your account and making relevant changes directly.


You are responsible for complying with these Terms of Use when you access and use the BIG Sites and Services.  You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password.  Should you believe your password or security for the BIG Sites or Services has been breached in any way, you must immediately notify us.


Privacy policy


Please review our Privacy Policy to understand our practices related to our collection and use of personal information via the BIG Sites.


Electronic communications


By using the BIG Sites and/or the Services, you consent to receiving electronic communications from us.  These electronic communications may include notices about applicable fees and charges, transactional information and other information concerning or related to the BIG Sites, Materials and/or Services.  These electronic communications are part of your relationship with us.  You agree that any notices, agreements, disclosures or other communications that we send you electronically will satisfy any legal communication requirements, including that such communications be in writing.  Standard carrier data charges may apply to your use of text messaging and you are solely responsible for such charges.


Third party links


We may provide links on the BIG Sites or through the Services to third-party websites.  If you use these links, you will leave the BIG Sites and Services. We are not obligated to review any third-party websites that you link to from the BIG Sites or Services, we do not control any of the third-party websites, and we are not responsible for any of the third-party websites (or the products, services, or content available through any of them). Thus, unless specifically stated on the BIG Sites, we do not endorse or make any representations about such third-party websites, any information, software, products, services, or materials found there or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to from the BIG Sites or Services, you do so entirely at your own risk and you must follow the privacy policies and terms and conditions for those third-party websites.


User contributions


As a user of the BIG Sites and Services, you may have the opportunity to post information, make comments, upload documents, submit feedback or otherwise contribute material to the BIG Sites or Services (“User Contributions”). You agree that you are solely responsible for all of your User Contributions and that any such User Contribution is considered both non-confidential and non-proprietary. You agree to and hereby grant to BIG an irrevocable, perpetual, royalty-free, paid-up, unlimited, right and license, with the right to sublicense, throughout the world to make use of, including to reproduce, to prepare derivative works, to distribute copies, to publicly display or perform, the User Contributions in whatever form BIG desires without limitation. BIG may alter, remove or delete any User Contribution, or portion thereof, at any time at its sole discretion.


By submitting any User Contribution, you represent, warrant and covenant that:

  • You own all rights in your User Contribution (including, without limitation, all rights to the reproduction and display of your User Contribution) or, alternatively, you have acquired all necessary rights in your User Contribution to enable you to grant to us the rights in your User Contribution as described in these Terms of Use;
  • You have paid and will pay in full all license fees, clearance fees, and other financial obligations, of any kind, arising from any use or commercial exploitation of your User Contribution;
  • Your User Contribution does not infringe the copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or any other legal or moral rights of any third party;
  • You voluntarily agree to waive all "moral rights" that you may have in your User Contribution;
  • Any information contained in your User Contribution is not known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  • Your User Contribution does not violate any law (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination, or false advertising);
  • Your User Contribution is not, and may not reasonably be considered to be, defamatory, libelous, hateful, racially, ethnically, religiously, or otherwise biased or offensive, unlawfully threatening, or unlawfully harassing to any individual, partnership, or corporation, vulgar, pornographic, obscene, or invasive of another's privacy;
  • You were not and will not be compensated or granted any consideration by any third party for submitting your User Contribution;
  • Your User Contribution does not incorporate materials from a third-party website, or addresses, email addresses, contact information, or phone numbers (other than your own);
  • Your User Contribution does not contain any viruses, worms, spyware, adware, or other potentially damaging programs or files;
  • Your User Contribution does not contain any information that you consider confidential, proprietary, or personal; and
  • Your User Contribution does not contain or constitute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or any other form of solicitation.


Unauthorized activities


When using the BIG Sites, Materials and/or Services, you agree to abide by common standards of decency and act in accordance with the law.  For example, you agree not to use the BIG Sites, Materials or Services:

  • For any public or commercial purpose, which includes use of the BIG Sites or Materials obtained from the BIG Sites or Services on another website or service;
  • In a manner that modifies, publicly displays, publicly performs, reproduces or distributes any of the BIG Sites;
  • In a manner that violates any local, state, national, foreign, or international statute, regulation, rule, order, treaty, or other law;
  • To stalk, harass, or harm another individual;
  • To impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  • To interfere with or disrupt the BIG Sites, Services or the servers or networks connected to the BIG Sites and Services;
  • To use any data mining, robots, or similar data gathering or extraction methods in connection with the BIG Sites or Services; or
  • To attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion of the BIG Sites, the Services or any other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to Site or Services, whether through hacking, password mining, or any other means.


This list of prohibitions provides examples and is not complete or exclusive.  We reserve the right to (a) terminate access to your account, and (b) refuse, delete or remove any User Contributions; with or without cause and with or without notice, for any reason or no reason, or for any action that we determine is inappropriate or disruptive to the BIG Sites, the Services or to any other user of the BIG Sites and/or Services.  We may report to law enforcement authorities any actions that may be illegal, and any reports it receives of such conduct.  When legally required or at our discretion, we will cooperate with law enforcement agencies in any investigation of alleged illegal activity on the BIG Sites, the Services or on the Internet.


Intellectual property and other restrictions


All information and content provided on the BIG Sites and Services (including, but not limited to, the Materials), whether explicitly marked or not, are the property of BIG, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies or joint partners, or others, and are subject to U.S. and international copyright and unfair competition laws. The information and content provided includes, but is not limited to, the text, graphics, image, video, audio, animation, software, their related files and their arrangement on the BIG Sites and Services.


All trademarks, servicemarks, logos, model and brand names, emblems and protectable trade dress elements (collectively, “Marks”), whether explicitly marked or not, used on the BIG Sites, Materials and Services are owned by BIG, its subsidiaries, affiliated organizations or joint partners, or used under license, and are subject to U.S. (federal and state) and international trademark and unfair competition laws.


Nothing contained in the BIG Sites and the Services shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of BIG or any third party.


You are not permitted to create a hyperlink to any page or portion of the BIG Sites or frame any page or portion of the BIG Sites or Services without our prior written permission.


Any use of the Materials provided on the BIG Sites and Services that does not comport with the Terms of Use shall be an unauthorized use and subject you to civil and criminal penalties as provided by applicable U.S. and international intellectual property laws.


Notice and procedure for making claims of copyright infringement


We respect the intellectual property rights of others and encourage you to do the same. Accordingly, we have a policy of removing User Contributions that violate intellectual property rights of others, suspending access to the BIG Sites and Services to any user who uses the BIG Sites and/or Services in violation of someone’s intellectual property rights.


Pursuant to Title 17 of the United States Code, Section 512, we have implemented procedures for receiving written notification of claimed copyright infringement and for processing such claims in accordance with such law. If you believe your copyright or other intellectual property right is being infringed by a user of the BIG Sites or the Services, please provide written notice to our agent for notice of claims of infringement:


Business Inside the Game, LLC

4851 W Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016, United States


To be sure the matter is handled immediately, your written notice must:

  • Contain your physical or electronic signature;
  • Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property alleged to have been infringed;
  • Identify the allegedly infringing material in a sufficiently precise manner to allow us to locate that material;
  • Contain adequate information by which we can contact you (including postal address, telephone number, and e-mail address);
  • Contain a statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the copyrighted material or other intellectual property is not authorized by the owner, the owner's agent or the law;
  • Contain a statement that the information in the written notice is accurate; and
  • Contain statement, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright or other intellectual property right owner.


Unless the notice pertains to copyright or other intellectual property infringement, our agent will be unable to address the listed concern.


Your relationship with us; disputes among users


We are not a party to any service contract


You hereby acknowledge and agree that we are NOT a party to any oral or written agreement for services or any other contract entered into between users of the BIG Sites and/or Services.


No agency or partnership


No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of these Terms of Use or your use of any part of the BIG Sites or Services.  You do not have any authority whatsoever to bind us in any respect.  Neither we nor any users of the BIG Sites or Services may direct or control the day-to-day activities of the other, or create or assume any obligation on behalf of the other.


Disputes between users


Your interactions with individuals and/or organizations found on or through your use of the BIG Sites and/or Services, including the performance of any services by such parties and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such transactions or dealings, are solely between you and such individual or organization.  You should take reasonable precautions and make whatever investigation or inquiries you deem necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any third party, including without limitation and individuals or entities that you may access through your use of the BIG Sites,

Services and/or Materials. You understand that we do not and cannot make representations as to the suitability of any individual you may decide to interact with as a result of your use of the BIG Sites, Services or Materials and/or the accuracy or suitability of any advice, information, or recommendations made by any individual.


IF THERE IS A DISPUTE BETWEEN USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES, OR BETWEEN ANY USER OF THE SITE OR SERVICES AND ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE ARE UNDER NO OBLIGATION TO BECOME INVOLVED.  IN THE EVENT THAT A DISPUTE ARISES BETWEEN YOU AND ANY THIRD PARTY, YOU HEREBY RELEASE US, OUR OFFICERS, MANAGERS, MEMBERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, ATTORNEYS, AGENTS, AND SUCCESSORS IN RIGHTS FROM ANY CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND DAMAGES (ACTUAL AND CONSEQUENTIAL) OF EVERY KIND OR NATURE, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, SUSPECTED OR UNSUSPECTED, FORESEEABLE OR UNFORESEEABLE, DISCLOSED OR UNDISCLOSED, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO SUCH DISPUTES AND/OR THE SITE OR ANY SERVICE WE PROVIDE.  IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU WAIVE CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE §1542, WHICH SAYS: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES


ALL INFORMATION AND MATERIALS PROVIDED ON THE SITE AND SERVICES, AS WELL AS LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES, ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS,” “WHERE IS” AND “WHERE AVAILABLE” BASIS AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. BIG DOES NOT WARRANT THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS, EITHER EXPRESSLY OR IMPLIEDLY, FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. BIG DOES NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY, VALIDITY, TIMELINESS OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION OR DATA PROVIDED ON THE SITE OR THROUGH THE SERVICES. BIG DOES NOT WARRANT THAT FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THE SITE OR SERVICES WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE OR THE SERVICES ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. BIG DOES NOT GUARANTEE CONTINUOUS, UNINTERRUPTED OR SECURE ACCESS TO THE SITE AND SERVICES.


LIMITATION OF LIABILITY


YOU ARE USING THE SITE AND SERVICES AT YOUR SOLE RISK.  WE SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR DISPLAYING, COPYING, OR DOWNLOADING ANY MATERIALS TO OR FROM THIS SITE OR YOUR USE OF OUR SERVICES.  IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INDIRECT, EXTRAORDINARY, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING LOSS OF DATA, REVENUE, PROFITS, COST OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND SERVICES, USE, OR OTHER ECONOMIC ADVANTAGE) HOWEVER ARISING, EVEN IF WE KNOW THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.


YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT WE DO NOT HAVE AN OBLIGATION TO CONDUCT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ANY USER.  YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS OF THE SITE AND SERVICES, AND WITH OTHER PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE THEREOF. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NOT MAKE ANY ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE USERS OF THE SITE OR SERVICES. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERACTIONS WITH ANY PERSONS WITH WHOM YOU COMMUNICATE OR INTERACT AS A RESULT OF YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND/OR SERVICES, PARTICULARLY IF YOU MEET IN PERSON, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE FACILITATE SUCH MEETINGS. WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY ACT OR OMISSION OF ANY USER OF THE SITE AND SERVICES AND ALL OTHER THIRD PARTIES.


You agree to defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless BIG, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, joint partners, licensees and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all liabilities, claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees as incurred, arising out of your use of the BIG Sites, Services and/or Materials including any violation or alleged violation of these Terms of Use, and any losses or claims arising out of your use of any products or services you may have obtained through your use of the BIG Sites.


INTERNATIONAL USE


We control and operate the BIG Sites and our Services from our headquarters in the United States of America and make no representation that the BIG Sites, Services or Materials are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States.  Accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited.  Those who choose to access the BIG Sites and/or Services from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.


VIOLATION OF THE TERMS


You understand and agree that in BIG’s sole discretion, and without prior notice, we may terminate your access to the BIG Sites and Services, cancel your order or exercise any other remedy available and remove any unauthorized User Contribution, if we believe that your use of the BIG Sites, Services and/or Materials has violated or is inconsistent with these Terms of Use or violated the rights of BIG, another user, or the law. You agree that monetary damages may not provide a sufficient remedy to BIG for violations of these Terms of Use and you consent to injunctive or other equitable relief for such violations. BIG may release user information about you if required by law or subpoena, or if the information is necessary or appropriate to release to address an unlawful or harmful activity. BIG is not required to provide any refund to you if you are terminated as a user because you have violated these Terms of Use.

BIG is not responsible for the products, services, actions or failure to act of any third party referenced on the BIG Sites, Services or Materials.  Without limiting the foregoing, you may report the misconduct of users and/or third party advertisers, service and/or product providers referenced on or included in the BIG Sites, Services or Materials. We may investigate the claim and take appropriate action, in our sole discretion.


SUBSTANTIVE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA APPLY


These Terms of Use are governed by the substantive laws of the State of California, without respect to its conflict of laws principles. You agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts situated in the State of California with respect to any dispute, disagreement, or cause of action related to or involving the BIG Sites. If any provision is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Except as expressly provided elsewhere in our Site or in another written contract between you and BIG, these Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between you and BIG with respect to your use of the BIG Sites.


INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE


Any information on the BIG Sites may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.


CONTACT US


If you have any questions about these Terms of Use or otherwise need to contact us for any reason, you can reach us at admin@bigsummit.co.