Terms and Conditions

Meridian University Terms and Conditions

Last Modified: February 2021

Registration Terms and Conditions

Event Participation

By registering for and/or attending this event produced and/or sponsored by Meridian University and any of its subsidiaries, affiliates, independent contractors or other corporations controlled directly or indirectly by Meridian University (hereinafter referred to collectively as “Meridian,”) you understand and agree to this Terms and Conditions document in its entirety. Hereinafter “You,” “Registrants,” “Participants,” or “Attendees” refers to anyone registering for or attending in any capacity a Meridian event. A Meridian event is defined as any course, workshop, public or private event, program, conference, seminar, webinar, or other activity not covered by a fully executed Enrollment Agreement between an enrolled student and the University.

All persons/organizations purchasing or accepting tickets (registering) as well as any persons not registering themselves but attending acknowledge and agree to the following restrictions and conditions as the criteria of being accepted to attend this event and understand that failure to comply with all parts of this document are cause for Meridian to refuse such persons and agents of such organizations entry to the event or eject them from this event without refund of fees paid. Meridian reserves the right to withhold refund of fees paid in the event that Meridian determines that these Terms and Conditions have not been adhered to. You agree that Meridian has the right to make the determination that anyone attending the event including yourself or anyone attending on your behalf has failed to comply with these Terms and Conditions.

For the purposes of this agreement, Meridian University is located at 47 Sixth Street Petaluma, CA and can be contacted by postal mail, phone or email. Email and phone accessibility is only during regular business hours and not guaranteed. Meridian does not accept drop-in inquiries in-person. These are subject to change without notice.

Phone: 707-765-1836
Email: publicprograms@MeridianUniversity.edu

Standards of Conduct and Event Removal

By registering for and/or attending a Meridian event, you are agreeing to adhere to standards of professional conduct appropriate to the event context as determined by the University. Disparagement, disruption, interruption, computer hacking and other forms of technical activity counter to the University’s software application intent and design, inappropriate communication, failure to follow event guidelines, rules, policies, or instructions, and disregard for the direction of event leaders/facilitators/faculty are all prohibited and are examples of disruptive behavior.

If Meridian University staff determine that a participant is disruptive to the event, the University reserves the right to withdraw the participant from the event.

Code of Conduct Policy

You agree that you will not harm or disrupt in any way any event produced by Meridian University and that your conduct will not include physical or emotional violence or harm in anyway towards participants, staff, presenters, conveners, etc at the event. Anyone violating this policy will be asked to leave the premises immediately and if necessary the authorities will be contacted. This code of conduct applies to electronic communications, uploaded files and other social media as well.

Registrant/Attendee Disputes Policy

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other registrants, attendees, or any other parties with whom you interact through or in relation to any Meridian events. Meridian reserves the right, but has no obligation, to become involved in any way with these disputes. Meridian is not responsible for the conduct of third parties and has no liability for the results of your interactions.

Child Attendance Policy

Children under 18 are not permitted at Meridian events.

Data Protection

By submitting registration details, participants agree to allow Meridian University to contact them regarding other events and programs.

Insurance

It is the responsibility of all participants and speakers to arrange appropriate insurance cover in connection with their attendance at the event. Meridian University will not assume responsibility for loss of, theft of, or damage to participant's property. Meridian does not assume responsibility for any medical expenses for participants. Please ensure that you have adequate insurance to cover health and travel for this period. Your insurance should also cover your inability to travel as Meridian University will not be liable in the event that you have paid for travel you are unable to take.

Plenary & Invited Speakers

Views expressed by speakers are their own. Meridian University cannot accept liability for advice given, or views expressed, by any speaker at any event or in any material provided to participants.

Plenary & Invited Speakers’ Terms & Conditions

Meridian University will use the speaker’s name and affiliation for promoting attendance at the event, both before and after the event.

Photography, Audio and Video

Photography, Recordings and filming of the event is strictly forbidden without the express consent of Meridian University. If such an incident occurs any people violating this policy may be asked to leave. Distributing, quoting or sharing any content of the event, whether verbally, electronically or printed is strictly prohibited without first seeking the approval of Meridian and anyone depicted or quoted in said content. This extends to Blogs, Tweets and other Social Networking Platforms.

Audio Visual Recordings Made by Meridian University

By registering for this event or agreeing to be a speaker/facilitator of this event, you agree to fully release Meridian University to make audio-visual recordings of your image and/or voice and distribute such recordings as deemed appropriate by Meridian. You agree that you will not be compensated in anyway, at any time, for this perpetual license.

Refunds & Cancellations

All refund requests must be received in writing (by email or postal mail) at least one week (7 days) in advance of an event in order to receive a refund. Cancellations received at least one week (7 days) in advance will be charged a $20 processing fee. Refund requests received less than one week (7 days) before an event are non-refundable.

Refund requests are to be submitted to publicprograms@meridianuniversity.edu or mailed to Meridian University 47 Sixth Street, Petaluma, CA 94952.

Refund Processing

Meridian will only refund fees paid direct to Meridian University. Refunds will be authorized and sent for processing within 10 business days of receiving a refund request.

Event Cancellation

Should any events sponsored by Meridian University be jeopardised due to unforeseen circumstances, such as but not limited to:

  • Terrorism (including threat)
  • War
  • Major weather conditions
  • Country borders closing
  • Earthquake
  • Presenter illness or emergency

Meridian will find an alternative venue if possible. Should a situation occur where Meridian University must postpone the event (determined at Meridian University’s discretion), your registration fee will be transferred to the new date of the event.

Should Meridian cancel this event, the maximum amount owed to you will be the registration fees you paid to Meridian for this specific event.

Travel Arrangements

You are required to secure your own travel arrangements.This is not the responsibility of Meridian University or any individuals associated with this event. Meridian is not liable for any costs associated with your travel arrangements under any circumstance even if the event is cancelled.

Visas

It is your responsibility to obtain an entry visa to visit a country if it is required.

Websites & Links

Meridian University website may link to other websites and networking tools provided for the convenience of the users. The contents of these websites are maintained by their owners, for which Meridian University takes no responsibility. Neither can responsibility be taken for contents of any website linking to this website. Use of these sites is at your own risk and Meridian University does not assume responsibility.

By attending the event and filling in a feedback form, you agree that Meridian University may use your feedback and opinions on the ‘Testimonial’ webpage of the Meridian University Website. If your feedback is ‘Negative’ we will not edit your opinions to select and include any ‘Positive’ comments which unfairly reflect your views.

Provisions

  • Nothing in this agreement or on our websites, or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Meridian University, shall confer on any third party any benefit or obligation.
  • When we communicate with you we will generally do so by email or via phone. You agree that email and phone communications are contractually binding in the same way as properly signed and dated documentation sent by post.
  • Nothing in this agreement or on our websites, or any website owned, operated, licensed or controlled by Meridian University, shall confer on any third party any benefit or obligation.
  • If any of these terms is at any time held by any jurisdiction to be void, invalid or unenforceable, then it shall be treated as changed or reduced, only to the extent minimally necessary to bring it within the laws of that jurisdiction and to prevent it from being void and it shall be binding in that changed or reduced form. Subject to that, each provision shall be interpreted as severable and shall not in any way affect any other of these terms.
  • No waiver by us, in exercising any right, power or provision in this agreement shall operate as a waiver of any other right or of that same right at a future time; nor shall any delay in exercise of any power or right be interpreted as a waiver.
  • In the event of a dispute arising out of or in connection with these terms or any contract between you and us, then you agree to attempt to settle the dispute by engaging in good faith with us in a process of mediation.
  • We are not liable for any breach of our obligations resulting from causes beyond our reasonable control. The maximum aggregate liability of Meridian University (or its respective Affiliates or subcontractors) to you or an entity related or controlled by you for all events (or series of connected events) arising pursuant to this agreement will not exceed the fees paid to the University by you or on your behalf.
  • This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of California, and all international governance is expressly excluded.
  • You are deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions when you proceed with the registration process

Please note that Meridian University maintains the right to remove add or modify the Terms and Conditions as set out with or without notice. By participating in and/or attending a Meridian University event, you understand that you are agreeing to the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions.If you require clarification of these terms or have any concerns please do not hesitate to contact us

Tel no: 707-765-1836
Email: publicprograms@meridianuniversity.edu