TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Website terms of use | Our Terms and Conditions for Bookings

WEBSITE TERMS OF USE

Welcome to our website. By continuing to browse or use this website, you indicate your acceptance of these terms of use. If you do not accept these terms, you are not authorised to use this website. We may amend these terms at any time, and you should check for updates from time to time. The amended Terms of Use will be effective from the date they are posted on this website.

This website is owned and operated by Intelligence Squared UK Ltd, whose registered address is 6th Floor, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ and registered number is 07870235. Intelligence Squared UK Ltd is referred to in these terms as “we”, and “us”.

ACCESS

We try to ensure that the website operates correctly and runs smoothly. However, we don’t accept any responsibility or liability to you if this website becomes temporarily unavailable due to technical issues, or issues beyond our control. We do not guarantee that this website will be compatible with all or any hardware and software which you may use.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The website and any property belonging to or associated with us, including any trademark or trade name, logos and software, and all information and other content on the website (including, but without limitation, text, graphics, videos, music, sound and links) is and remains at all times our property or is used under licence and is protected under international treaty provisions and worldwide copyright laws and you agree that you will not infringe any such rights in any way.
Without our prior written permission, you may not copy, modify, alter, reproduce, create derivative works from, publish, broadcast, distribute, sell, transfer or exploit any material on this website or the underlying software code whether in whole or in part. However, the contents of this website may be downloaded, printed or copied for your personal non-commercial use, or if you are a business customer, for purposes which are necessary to our business relationship.

PERMITTED USE

You may only use this website in line with these terms, and for lawful and proper purposes. You must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice within the UK or other jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website. In particular, you agree that you will not:

  • use this website in a manner which causes or may cause an infringement of the rights of any other person or which violates any applicable law or regulation;
  • make any unauthorised, false or fraudulent bookings;
  • use any software, routine, engine or other device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation and look of this website, or to breach or attempt to breach its security.

We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to restrict or prohibit your access to this website at any time and for any reason. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use this website shall terminate immediately without the necessity for any notice.

DATA PROTECTION

Any personal information you supply to us when you use this website will be processed in accordance with our Data Protection Policy. By using this website you consent to such processing and warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

NEWSLETTER SIGN-UP

By subscribing to Intelligence Squared UK Ltd you agree that your details including your email address/address may be used to keep you informed about future events and news. Intelligence Squared UK Ltd comply with the standard procedures laid down in the UK Data Protection Act to ensure that the personal information you give us is kept secure and processed fairly and lawfully. We may share your information with third parties for marketing purposes, unless you expressly opt out when you subscribe to our newsletters online. You can unsubscribe at any time by either using the link at the bottom of the email newsletter from Intelligence Squared UK Ltd or by emailing info@intelligencesquared.com

OUR LIABILITY

Keeping the information on this website accurate and up-to-date is one of our highest priorities. However, while we try to ensure that it is accurate, reliable, timely and complete, we do not accept liability for any inaccurate, unreliable, untimely or incomplete information contained therein, or for any reliance placed upon it by you.

The material displayed on this website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms with might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of this website and for any other loss or damage of any kind however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.

While we try to ensure that the website is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, nor that the website (or any website to which you may be linked) is free from viruses or similar matters that may damage your website, computer or systems. We accept no responsibility for any loss of data, or for any denial, restriction or interruption of access.

Nothing in these terms affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

SECURITY

The User assumes full responsibility for the protection of his computer system including computer hardware software and stored data on his computer system including hardware software and stored data of third parties who may access or be otherwise connected to the User’s computer system. The User will assume the responsibility of ensuring that program or other data downloaded or otherwise received from this website are free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other items of a destructive nature.

We will take reasonable steps to ensure that data transmitted electronically to Intelligence Squared UK Ltd via the site or otherwise and stored by Intelligence Squared UK Ltd is not accessed by unauthorised third parties in accordance with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998. The User accepts the risk that data transmitted electronically to Intelligence Squared UK Ltd via this website or otherwise may be intercepted before reaching Intelligence Squared UK Ltd or accessed from Intelligence Squared UK Ltd’s data storage by third parties not authorised by Intelligence Squared UK Ltd and may be exploited unlawfully by such unauthorised third parties.

Intelligence Squared UK Ltd makes no representations as to the security quality or propriety of any website which may be accessed through this website and accepts no liability for the content or for any loss or damage caused or alleged to have been caused by the use of or reliance on information contained in such websites or goods or services purchased there from. Connected websites accessed through this website are independent websites over which Intelligence Squared UK Ltd do not exercise any control whether financial editorial or of any other kind and are not in any way endorsed by Intelligence Squared UK Ltd .

LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

This website may include links to other internet sites for information purposes. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. We do not endorse any such websites and we are not responsible for the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those websites. We can also give no guarantee they are free from viruses or anything else that could be infectious or destructive. You access and use those websites entirely at your own risk.

You may only link to this website with our express written permission. We expressly reserve the right to withdraw our consent at any time to a link which in our sole opinion is inappropriate or controversial. You must not establish a link for any website which is not owned by you.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us harmless from any and all liability, damage, loss, claim and expense (including reasonable legal fees) related to any breach by you of these Terms of Use.

LAW AND JURISDICTION

Your use of this website, any material downloaded from it and the operation of these Terms and Use shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. We reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence or any other country.

OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR BOOKINGS
AGREEMENT

Making a booking on the Intelligence Squared UK Ltd website involves creating a legally binding contract, the “Agreement”, between you, all of your Guests, and us. The parties to this Agreement are: (1) the person who makes the booking and enters into the Agreement and all Guests made under the same booking, referred to throughout the Agreement as “you” or “your”, and (2) our company, Intelligence Squared UK Ltd whose registered address is 6th Floor, Newcombe House, 45 Notting Hill Gate, London, W11 3LQ and registered number is 07870235. Intelligence Squared UK Ltd is referred to in this Agreement as the “Company”, “we”, and “us”. By making the booking on behalf of one or more Guests you confirm that you are authorised to agree to these terms and conditions on behalf of each Guest.

We provide our events and services to you subject to this Agreement, so as always with a binding contract, you should read through it carefully before making a booking. We may make changes to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, but the latest version will always appear on this page. If you continue to use our website or services after changes have been made, you will be considered to have accepted the changes to the Agreement between us.

DEFINITIONS

In this Agreement, the following capitalised words have these specific meanings.

‘Event’ means any event or facility offered on the website, including without limitation debates, talks, discussions, lectures, courses, workshops.

‘Guest’ means a person (including friends, relatives, acquaintances, employees, employers or any other person with whom you have a business relationship) attending an Event under a booking made by you.

‘International Event’ means any Event which takes place at a location outside of the United Kingdom.

BOOKINGS

When you book with us through our website, the booking won’t be confirmed until we send you your electronic ticket. We do reserve the right to refuse bookings for any lawful reason, although we don’t expect to have to do this very often.
We will usually email you your e-ticket, to the email address provided when you set up your account, within 48 hours of booking. If you have not received your e-ticket within 48 hours of booking, please check your spam or junk email folder or filter and then contact us. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email is set up to allow you to receive your e-ticket, and we cannot accept any liability for any consequences of your not doing so.

You’ll need to bring all your e-ticket(s) with you to the Event and show them at the door to be admitted, so make sure you have access to a printer and that you check the details carefully as soon as you receive the email. It is your responsibility to do this and we won’t be able to help if you get the date, time or location wrong, or to admit you to the Event if you forget to bring your e-ticket along. Incidentally, it’s fine to bring along any Internet-enabled device such as iPhones or Blackberries in order to show us your ticket, but make sure it’s charged and functioning, as we won’t be able to admit you unless the ticket is displayed to our satisfaction.

Please look after your e-tickets and keep them in a safe place. Each e-ticket is unique. We reserve the right to refuse entry to the original purchaser and any duplicate ticket holders should unauthorised duplication be detected. E-tickets should be presented at the ticket desk on arrival at each event. At our discretion and in exceptional circumstances, only the original purchaser may be refunded their original ticket price paid. Please note that if you ordered more than one ticket, the PDF document will include one ticket per page; please ensure that you print all pages at the best text quality your printer
offers.

The price for each Event is displayed on the website and must be paid in full, and in the currency stated, by debit or credit card at the time of booking. On very rare occasions, the price might change due to unforeseen events, but you will always have the opportunity to cancel in the event that the price increases.

The Management cannot be held responsible for any tickets which are lost or stolen. We reserve the right to cancel ticket bookings which it reasonably suspects to have been made fraudulently.
Gift vouchers must be used within 12 months of the purchase date. So if someone has bought you one, or if you’re buying a voucher for someone else, please make a note of the purchase date and remember to use the voucher before it expires.

Gift Box and Members

Gift Box holders receive 6 reserved seats at the venue stated on their ticket. Members do not receive reserved seating. Gift Box and Member tickets can be redeemed in any combination, from one seat at six separate events to six seats at one event. Gift Box and Member tickets are guaranteed up to two weeks before an event, after which tickets will go back on sale to the general public.

In the event that a talk, debate or discussion has “sold out” before the two-week cut off point, an allocation of seats will be held back and made available to Gift Box and Members. Gift Box and Member tickets cannot be used for partnership events or any events with external ticketing unless otherwise stated by Intelligence Squared UK Ltd. Your tickets can be exchanged at any time up to 24 hours prior to the event. We do not offer refunds. Please note that event dates, venues and speakers are subject to change.

CANCELLATIONS OR CHANGES TO BOOKINGS

We do not operate a refund policy. If you cannot attend an Event we will allow you a credit note to the value of the ticket which can be used against a future Event. Credit notes will only be issued up to 24 hours in advance of an Event and cannot be issued on the day of the Event itself. Credit notes must be used within 6 months of the date of issue and can only be used once. To obtain a credit note, email info@intelligencesquared.com or phone the Box Office on 020 7792 4830.

If you need to change the name of the ticket holder, you’ll need to cancel, by emailing info@intelligencesquared.com, and rebook. Unfortunately, we can’t alter the names of ticket holders.

If we need to cancel an Event for any reason, we may do so at any time before the Event is scheduled to begin. We do not expect this to happen except in exceptional circumstances, and of course we’ll refund your ticket money in full, or offer you a choice of alternative date or Event, but we won’t be able to compensate you for any other expenses you’ve incurred in connection with the Event.

We will try to notify you of cancellations by email and telephone, but we can’t guarantee this, especially when an Event is cancelled at short notice. Keeping us updated of your details will give us a better chance of reaching you in time.
It is the responsibility of the ticket holder to ascertain whether an Event has been cancelled and the date, time and venue of any rearranged Event by checking our website. If an Event is cancelled or rescheduled we will use all reasonable endeavours to notify ticket holders of the cancellation.

ATTENDANCE AND CONDUCT

Please ensure you arrive on time for your Event. Every effort to admit latecomers will be made at a suitable break in the Event, but admission cannot always be guaranteed. For more venues admission to latecomers will only be granted to the upper levels and gallery of the venue. In addition, we may have to carry out security searches on occasion, and admittance will be conditional on your co-operation.

We may sometimes film, photograph or otherwise record our Events. Please note that your consent to being filmed or recorded as an attendee is a condition of this contract. By buying a ticket, you confirm the consent of you and all your Guests to being filmed or recorded. The recordings may be made available to the public via the website or by other means.

For everyone’s sake, we (and on our behalf, the staff of the venue) reserve the right to refuse you and/or any Guest admission or ask you and/or any Guest to leave if we think you and/or they are behaving in a disruptive way or in a way that violates the venue’s rules, or in a way that is likely to cause damage, nuisance, offence or injury. Just to be clear, this kind of behaviour includes using mobile phones after being asked to turn them off, or using recording or photographic equipment without authorisation. We will not issue any refund in this event.

We also request, and by entering into this Agreement you agree, to ensure that you and all Guest(s) attending an Event under a booking made by you comply with all health and safety, licensing, and other rules and regulations of the venue or applicable to the venue. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself and all Guest(s) with any rules and regulations that apply. You also agree not to bring in any illegal or hazardous items.

You also agree to comply with any reasonable request by the staff at the venue or supervising the Event (for example, without limitation, requests relating to health and safety).

LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY

Nothing in this Agreement excludes or limits our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence or in any other circumstance where such limitation of liability is not permitted by applicable law. The following two paragraphs apply subject to this paragraph, the provisions of which shall prevail in the event of any conflict.

Our total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with this Agreement, shall be limited to the total amount received by us from you in connection with the Event or Event(s) giving rise to such liability.

You attend and participate in Events at your own risk. We accept no responsibility for any of the following:

  • in respect of any person prevented from entering a venue, or asked to leave due to their conduct;
  • costs or expenses whatsoever or howsoever arising out of or in connection with any Event;
  • loss or damage to personal property;
  • personal injury, except as set out above. Liability is specifically excluded in respect of any dietary, health or other special requirement of which we were not informed at the time of booking;
  • loss of data, profit, revenue, use, business, anticipated savings, goodwill, reputation or opportunity, financial or economic loss or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
GENERAL

Data Protection: In processing your personal data, we comply with all applicable Data Protection legislation. Please see our Data Protection Policy for details.

Intellectual Property: All materials provided to you by us or by our staff or speakers or associates, and any intellectual property belonging to or associated with our company and/or services, including any website, trademark or trade name, logo, software, text and graphics are the sole property of the Company or our speakers or associates, and you agree that you will not infringe any such rights in any way.

Force Majeure: We will not be liable for any breach of this Agreement which is a result of circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to strike, lock-out, labour dispute, acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with a law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, insolvency or bankruptcy of either party or any third party, fire, flood, snow and storm, exceptional weather conditions, difficulty or increased cost in obtaining workers, goods or transport and other circumstances affecting the supply of goods or services.

Rights of Third Parties: A person who is not a party to this contract has no rights to rely upon or enforce any term of this contract. This does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available outside of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Assignment: You may not transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of your interest in this Agreement without our prior written consent.

Severability: If any provision in this Agreement is deemed to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid for any reason, it shall be deemed to have been struck out and the remaining provisions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.

No waiver: Any failure by us to enforce any provision of this Agreement at any time shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision and shall not affect our right to enforce such provision.

Variation: This Agreement may only be varied by express written agreement of the parties.

Jurisdiction: The construction, validity and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, and both parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.

Comments and queries relating to these terms and conditions should be addressed to info@intelligencesquared.com.