General Terms and Conditions of Business of the
Symposium for Combustion Control

1. Organizer

The Symposium for Combustion Control is jointly organized by the Institute for Combustion Engines, the Institute of Automatic Control and the Institute for Combustion Technology of the RWTH Aachen University.

2. Performances

The performances with regard to type and scope are rendered according to the description on the registration forms, which are applicable for the respective year, as well as the descriptions on the website and in the applicable programme booklet. The registration for the Symposium of Combustion Control contains neither the booking of a hotel room nor travel or transport for participants.

3. Scope of Performances

The participant fees contain the entry to the lectures on all event days, proceedings, drinks and snacks during the breaks and lunch. The event fees also include the participation in the evening dinner as long as available. All event fees are net prices excluding applicable VAT, and possible further taxes and charges if applicable.

4. Registration and Registration Confirmation

The registration for the Symposium of Combustion Controls must be made in writing using the provided registration form, which must be valid for the respective year. This means that registrations can only be made online at www.scc-aachen.de. A separate form must be used for each participant. The organizer reserves the right to reject registrations, which were not made using the above form. The registrations are considered in the order of their receipt date. Confirmation of a registration is sent to the email address, which was stated during the registration process. However, the registration shall only be regarded as completed after a registration confirmation has been sent by email and payment has been received by the organizer.

5. Payment Terms

Invoices shall be sent to the billing address, which was indicated on the registration form, by mail immediately after invoicing and without any additional costs. They shall also be used as participation certificates. A digital version in PDF format can be sent on request. All invoices shall be valid without signature. The participant fees shall be payable without any deductions after receipt of the invoice by the due date, which is stated on the invoice. Pre-payment can be made by bank transfer. Payment in cash on site is only possible subject to prior written approval by the organizer. If payment is transferred from abroad, the payer shall bear all applicable charges. The registration shall only be regarded as complete after payment has been received. The organizer reserves the right to deny access to the event to participants who have not paid their invoices in full (i.e. payment not received in the account) prior to the beginning of the event.

6. Participant Limitations

The organizer reserves the right to limit the maximum number of participants. The registrations are considered in the order of their receipt date. If the limit for the maximum number of participants has been reached, all other interested applicants, which can no longer be registered, will be notified. These applicants can apply to be put on a waiting list on written request. Successors shall be notified of the possibility of participation at short notice.
The number of participants in the evening event is limited. Registration for participation in the evening event is only possible if places are still available.

7. Image and Video Recordings

The participants agree that photographs and video recordings shall be made and published by the organizer. The right in one’s own images shall thereby be assigned to the organizer for the course of the event. Any objections must be made in writing prior to the end of the event.
Participants shall not be entitled to take photographs or make audio or video recordings during the event. In the event of any non-observance of the above, the organizer reserves the right to exclude participants from the event.

8. Insurance

In the event of an accident during the event the organizer’s liability insurance will cover any damages. However, the above shall not apply if a participant has intentionally caused an accident.

9. Lecture Program

In exceptional circumstances the organizer reserves the right to change the programme at short notice. The lecturers shall be solely responsible for the content of their lectures. The organizer shall not be liable.

10. Privacy

According to the German Data Protection Act the organizer wishes to point out that the participant data is stored, secured and processed electronically in a file. The organizer uses this data for promotional purposes in connection with the Symposium for Combustion Control. If participants do not agree with such usage, they must object in writing. The data shall not be forwarded to third parties.

11. Cancellation by the Organizer

The entitlement to the implementation of the symposium shall be void in the event of a force majeur event or other circumstances outside the organizer’s control. In such events, except for a force majeur event, the organizer agrees to notify the participants of the cancellation of the event by email and to refund those participant fees, which have already been paid, to the full amount. However, refunds for individual lectures or sessions shall not be possible. Participant expenses shall only be reimbursed if the organizer is clearly at fault.

12. Cancellation by the Participant

Any cancellation of an application must be made in writing. For written cancellations by May 15th of the event year (acc. to the postal stamp) a processing fee of EUR 65 plus applicable VAT shall be charged. In the event of a cancellation by that date, participant fees, which have already been paid, shall be reimbursed minus the processing fee. If a cancellation is received after that date, the participant shall no longer be entitled to the receipt of the proceedings.

After the deadline the participant fee must be paid in full according to the invoice. This shall apply both to cancellations after the 31st May of the event year and to unannounced non-participation. In this case, the proceedings can be sent to the participant by mail on request as soon as the event fee has been received in full by the organizer.

If a participant is ill, he shall submit a medical certificate for the entire duration of the event to the organizer immediately. In this case the processing fee shall become void and fees, which have already been paid, shall be reimbursed in full. In the event of a cancellation due to illness, the entitlement to receipt the proceedings shall become void.

Participants shall not be entitled to reduction, retention or offset, unless these entitlements are undisputed and legally proven in writing.

13. Rebooking by the Participant

If they are unable to attend the event, participants shall be entitled to nominate a replacement participant free of charge. If the replacement participant does not fulfill the same conditions as the original participant, for example if he is not entitled to a discount, which was granted to the original participant, the difference shall be paid immediately. Changes of participants shall be submitted in writing by seven days before the event and include all personal data. The official registration form must not be used for the notice of change. Subsequent changes can only be made in person on site in the event office.

14. Proceedings

The proceedings shall only be handed out on site. If the participant is not on site in order to receive these documents, they can be sent to him by mail on request after all unpaid invoices have been paid. The organizer reserves the exclusive rights to the proceedings. They must not be reproduced, digitalised, published, distributed, provided for downloading, used for other events or provided to third parties without the explicit written permission of the organizer.

15. Court of Law and applicable Law

The contractual relationship shall exclusively be subject to German law and exclude any provisions of the international private law. Aachen shall be the place of jurisdiction if permissible.

Version from 17/03/2017