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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Introduction

The Creative Industry Awards (“The Awards” and “The Awards Ceremony”)  is hosted by the Creative Industry Awards.  These are the terms and conditions subject to which we will allow you to participate in our awards as an attendee ("attendee", "nominee", "finalist", "sponsor", "partner" or "judge").

2. Making an Entry

2.1  Entries must be made following the process and rules set out on the Categories Page.

2.2  We will not accept responsibility for entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind. For the avoidance of doubt, proof of posting or transmission of a lost or delayed Entry for the Awards will not be accepted as a valid or alternative Entry.

2.3  Our acceptance of your Entry will take place when we accept your Entry details on this website, at which point a contract will come into effect between you and us.

2.4  When we accept your Entry, it shall be incorporated into, and subject to the terms and conditions set out in this Agreement. This Agreement shall take precedence over your Entry except to the extent that we agree that your Entry expressly overrides this Agreement in writing with specific reference to this clause 2.4 of this Agreement.

2.5  Acceptance of your Entry shall not (unless it is expressly stated otherwise) prejudice any rights, obligations and/or remedies both you and us may have and which have accrued independently under this Agreement.

3. Eligibility and Judging

3.1 The Awards is open to entrants fulfilling the Entry Criteria set out on the Awards Page.

3.2 We reserve the right to remove an entrant if the information provided is fictitious or untrue. Or for anything that has been plagiarised to include intellectual property belonging to another person or has had a complaint of any nature upheld against it.

3.3 We will consider all Entry’s on its merits, we will rely on the basis of the information provided in the Entry however we may also take into consideration any social media, portfolios and websites shared with us via the Entry form.

3.4 Eligible Entries will be presented to the judging panel who will select a number  nominees to put forward to public voting.

3.5  Where possible, successful nominees will be advised of the nomination before being entered  into our public voting system. 

3.6 Our Creative Legacy award will not enter into the public vote. For this category, the winner will be selected by the Creative Industry Awards CEO.

3.7 The public vote will be carried out via the Public Voting Page. Public votes received are final, we will not enter into any correspondence or discussion with any entrants nor will we accept any submissions, representations or appeals with regard to such decision.

3.8 Your Entry and any supporting documentation will not be considered confidential information unless clearly identified as ‘Confidential’ and you agree that we and/or our partnering Companies can use the information (or parts of the information) contained in the Entry submitted for publicity purposes in any media and for the purposes of promoting the Awards.

3.9 Winners of the public votes will be announced at the live event then subsequently on social media, our websites and other media outlets.

3.10 Judges will not be allowed to enter the awards.

3.11 Finalists cannot be category sponsors.

 

4. Attending the main Awards Ceremony 

4.1 All finalist must be available to attend the award ceremony where possible. 

4.2 All finalists will receive one free entry ticket for their attendance to the awards ceremony. Additional guest tickets can be purchased via this website and other delegated ticket selling outlets such as Eventbrite.

4.3 Your booking is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from us or our delegated ticket selling outlet which sets out attending instructions and other useful information. If you do not receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of your attendance, please contact us at contact@creativeindustryawards.co.uk as soon as possible before the Awards Ceremony.  It is your responsibility to update us of any changes to your contact details so that we are able to contact you.

4.4 Unless otherwise agreed by us in advance and in writing, all Attendees must be at least 18 years of age on the date of the main Awards Ceremony.

4.5  We are not responsible for any offence caused by the presenter or any acts or other entertainment in the awards ceremony.

4.6  Attendees are required to make their own arrangements for transport to the Venue. We are not responsible for any inability to attend owing to failure of transport.

4.7  An Attendee who arrives late may not be allowed to enter the Venue until there is a suitable break in the Awards Ceremony, or after the doors have closed or unless prior special arrangements have been made.

4.8 Children under 18 will not be allowed to enter the main awards. Under 18’s with a paid ticket for the main awards will be refused entry.

4.9 All attendees to the main awards ceremony will be required to provide photo I.D, the name on the I.D must match the name on the ticket. It is your responsibility to update us of any name change as soon as possible but no later than 72 hours before the Awards Ceremony.

5. Venue and Special Requirements

 

5.1  Attendees must comply with the rules and regulations governing the Venue including dress codes and rules of entry. If an Attendee brings any property to the Venue, they do so at their own risk. We are not responsible for any loss and/or damage to such property. If an Attendee is using car parking facilities at the Venue, they do so entirely at their own risk. We do not accept any responsibility for any loss and/or damage resulting from the use of such car parking facilities. Car parking spaces are not guaranteed unless confirmed in writing to attendees. 

5.2  We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person whom we consider in our absolute discretion to be unsuitable for admission to the Awards Ceremony or to remove such person after the start of the Awards Ceremony. In such circumstances, there will be no refund of the Attendance Fee.

5.3  If there are any specific requirements due to a disability, food allergies or for any other reason (a “Special Requirement”), please email us at contact@creativeindustryawards.co.uk as soon as possible and, in any event, no less than 7 days before the Awards Ceremony. Where you inform us of a Special Requirement less than 7 days before the Awards Ceremony you understand it may not be possible to accommodate that Special Requirement, or its accommodation may result in an additional charge.

5.4  If you are hosting other guests, you are responsible for informing us of any Special Requirements for any of your guests, as per clause 5.3.

 

6. Data Protection

6.1  To the extent that you provide us with Personal Data under this Agreement, Our Privacy Policy and Notice (as set out on our website) shall apply to the provision of such Personal Data to us.

7. Cancellations, Withdrawal & Change of Venue

7.1  We reserve the right to cancel, postpone or move the Awards Ceremony to another Venue or to change any other aspect of the Awards Ceremony at our discretion for any reason whatsoever. However, we will notify you promptly if the change relates to a change of Venue or material change in date and/or timing. For the avoidance of doubt, such a change shall not entitle you to terminate this Agreement.

7.2  We reserve the right to change the Awards Ceremony presenter or any other performer and do not guarantee the attendance of any particular guest.

7.3  Any discounts or offers advertised for a particular event (such as “Early Bird” offers) are time limited and/or subject to availability.

7.4  Where we cancel an Awards Ceremony we will refund any Attendance Fees paid, and we will use reasonable endeavours to notify you of such cancellation.

7.5  If you wish to withdraw your nomination entry, you must email us at  contact@creativeindustryawards.co.uk. Where you withdraw your nomination entry after the closing date for entry, there might be the chance that your entry may have already been selected for nomination and already publicised. If this happens we may not be able to remove the announcement from social mead or other platforms however the nomination will be removed from the public voting process on our website.

7.6  If you are an invited guest and wish to cancel your attendance at the Awards Ceremony you must email us at contact@creativeindustryawards.co.uk as soon as possible to enable us to reallocate your complementary ticket.

7.7  If you (or if any of the Attendees you booked) cannot attend the Awards Ceremony we may allow a substitute Attendee at our discretion provided the request is made no later than 72 hours prior to the Awards Ceremony. Any such request must be made by email to contact@creativeindustryawards.co.uk and should include the name of the Attendee who will not be attending and the full name of the substitute. If the substitute delegate has differing requirements (e.g. dietary) from the original, we may not be able to accommodate these if the request is received later than this. We may reject any unsuitable delegate at our absolute discretion.

7.8  You agree that, notwithstanding clause 7.4, we will have no liability under this Agreement, in any way whatsoever and howsoever (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with respect of any cancellation or postponement of the Awards Ceremony or the moving of the Awards Ceremony to a new Venue, including but not limited to travel and accommodation costs.

8. Fees & Payment

8.1 Payment is taken immediately when booking a ticket or table online.

8.2  Payment of any charges are your responsibility.

8.3  All tickets are none refundable but may be transferable, please contact us in the first instance.

8.4  All sums due under this Agreement shall be paid in full without any set-off, counterclaim, deduction or withholding (other than any deduction or withholding of tax as required by law).

8.5  If you fail to make payment of any sums due, we reserve the right to cancel (a) your Entry, and/or (b) the registration of Attendees prior to the Awards Ceremony. If we do not exercise our rights of cancellation prior to the Awards Ceremony, Attendees whose Attendance Fee has not been paid will not gain entry to the event under any circumstances.

9. Term & Terminations

9.1  This Agreement shall commence on the 1st August 2023 and shall continue, unless the Awards Ceremony or your attendance at such, is cancelled in accordance with clause 7, until the date upon which the Awards Ceremony ends (“Term”) when it shall terminate automatically without notice.

9.2  We may terminate or alter this Agreement at any time.

10. VIP Ticket / Table

10.1 VIP Tickets include all the benefits of a standard ticket plus any additional added extras as stated on the ticket purchasing page of this website or other ticket selling platform. 

10.2 We reserve the right to cancel VIP Tickets under circumstance out of our control.

11. Liability

11.1  Neither you nor us shall exclude or limit our liability for (a) death or personal injury caused by negligence, (b) fraud and/or fraudulent misrepresentation.

11.2  You shall not exclude or limit your liability under any indemnities given by you under this Agreement.

11.3  You shall fully and effectively indemnify and hold harmless us and any Group Company against all losses, actions, costs (including legal fees and disbursements on a solicitor/client basis), claims, demands, fines, damages and liabilities, of whatever nature, incurred or suffered by or made against us, whether or not foreseeable, arising directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, out of or in connection with:

11.3.1  any breach of this Agreement by you; and

11.3.2  any acts or omissions of yourself, your employees, agents, contractors, visitors, Attendees and/or guests at the Venue arising out of or in connection with the Awards Ceremony and/or the Venue.

11.4  We shall not (whether in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise) be liable to you under this Agreement for consequential, indirect or special damages (including indirect loss of profit and indirect loss of revenue).

11.5  Subject to the clauses above, our maximum aggregate liability to you under this Agreement (whether arising in contract, tort, negligence, statutory duty or otherwise) shall not exceed the Fees you paid to us.

12. General

12.1  Notices. All notices (including any invoices) under this Agreement shall be in writing and shall be sent to the address specified by the recipient.  Any notice may be delivered by email.  The notice shall be deemed to have been given if sent by email within 12 hours of delivery to the sender’s ISP provided within that time no notice of delivery failure has been received.

12.2 No notices will be sent via letter.

12.3  We shall not be liable to you for any delay or failure to perform hereunder due to a natural disaster, actions or decrees of governmental bodies, any curtailment to or cancellation of public transport, strikes or walkouts, communicable disease, epidemic, acts or threats of terrorism or civil unrest, or communications line failure which (a) hinders, delays or prevents us in performing any of our obligations, (b) is beyond our control of without our fault or negligence, and (c) by the exercise of reasonable diligence we are unable to prevent or provide against (“Force Majeure Event”).  In such circumstances, we shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of the time for performing such obligations. If the period of delay or non-performance continues for 30 or more calendar days, we may terminate this Agreement by giving you 5 Business Days written notice. In such circumstances reserve the right not to refund your registration fees and advise that insurance should be taken to cover such eventualities. A Force Majeure Event shall not entitle you to delay payment of any sums under this Agreement. You are responsible for making your own way to the venue for the event, and you shall remain liable for all payments under this agreement irrespective of any failure of transport or other reason why you are unable to attend the conference.

12.4  Publicity. We expressly agree that we and/or our Group Companies shall be entitled to refer to you as an Attendee, finalist, nominee or judge of our Awards Ceremony in sales and marketing literature (including websites) and reproduce your logo and/or trade mark for that sole purpose.

12.5  Video footage & Photography: During the Awards Ceremony, we may shoot video footage and take photographs of the Awards Ceremony which may include video footage and photographs of you and/or your booked Attendees.  We will make use of such footage and photographs in accordance with our Privacy Notice.

12.6  Third party Rights. Unless expressly stated, no provision of this Agreement is enforceable by, or intended to benefit, any person who is not a party to this Agreement.

12.7  Assignment and sub-contracting. This Agreement is personal to you. You shall not assign, delegate, sub-contract, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of all or any of your rights and responsibilities under this Agreement without our prior written consent. Such consent shall not relieve you from any liability or obligation under this Agreement and you shall be responsible for the acts, omissions, defaults and/or negligence of your sub-contractors as fully as if they were your own. We may assign, delegate, sub-contract, transfer, charge or otherwise dispose of all or any of our rights and responsibilities under this Agreement at any time without your prior written consent.

12.8 Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is held by a court to be unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be amended to the extent necessary, and in a manner consistent with the intentions of the parties, to make it and the Agreement fully enforceable.   The unenforceability of any provision of this Agreement shall not affect the remaining provisions.

12.9  No Waiver. A delay in exercising, or failure to exercise, any right or remedy in connection with this Agreement shall not operate as a waiver of that right or remedy.  The waiver of a right to require compliance with any provision of this Agreement in any instance shall not operate as a waiver of any further exercise or enforcement of that right. The waiver of any breach shall not operate as a waiver of any subsequent breach.  No waiver in connection with this Agreement shall, in any event, be effective unless it is in writing and refers expressly to this clause.

12.10  Further assurance. Each party shall do and execute, or arrange for the doing and executing of, any act and/or document reasonably requested of it by any other party to implement and give full effect to the terms of this Agreement.

12.11  Remedies cumulative. The remedies under this Agreement are cumulative and no remedy is exclusive of any other remedy except as expressly stated

12.12  Counterparts. This Agreement may be entered into in any number of counterparts and by the parties on separate counterparts, all of which taken together shall constitute one and the same instrument. Where the parties agree to sign this Agreement by electronic signature (whatever form the electronic signature takes), then this method of signature is as conclusive of the parties’ intention to be bound by this Agreement as if signed by each party’s manuscript signature.

12.13  Status of parties. Nothing in this Agreement shall create, or be deemed to create, a partnership or joint venture or relationship of employer and employee or principal and agent between the parties.

12.14  Entire Agreement. This Agreement sets out the entire understanding of the parties in relation to its subject matter and supersedes any prior understanding or agreement between the parties whether oral or written. Nothing in this Agreement shall, however, limit or exclude any liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

12.15  Governing Law and Jurisdiction. This Agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it whether in contract, tort (including negligence), breach of statutory duty or otherwise shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of England, and shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts, to which the parties irrevocably submit.

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