• BAFT
  • CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • Revised as of May 25, 2018

Please review the following CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND ATTENDANCE TERMS AND CONDITIONS (“Agreement”) for BAFT Conferences and Events,

  1. CONSENT TO AGREEMENT
  2. This Agreement is a legal agreement between BAFT and registered participants, attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, faculty, instructors, and guests (“Registrant” or “You”) regarding BAFT Event. By affirmatively selecting your acceptance with the terms and conditions, you confirm that Registrant shall comply with all terms and conditions set forth in this Agreement. The types of Registrants are defined as follows:

    • a. Attendee/Participant – shall mean the eligible, as defined in Section 5 below, individual
    • b. Exhibitor/Sponsor – shall mean the company representative that will be in attendance at BAFT Event in the capacity of exhibiting or sponsorship based on the contractual relationship with their employer and BAFT.
    • c. Guest – shall mean a spouse, child, significant other or friend who is not employed in a financial services occupation. A coworker (even a spouse co-worker) or an associate within the financial services industry may not be considered a guest.
    • d. Speaker/Faculty/Instructor - shall mean an individual presenting content at an BAFT Event and will be required to execute a separate written release regarding their participation.
  3. THE USE OF PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS
  4. For any questions or concerns regarding BAFT’s use of photographs and videos at BAFT Events, please contact Member Services at events@baft.org.

  5. PRIVACY POLICY AND PERSONAL DATA
  6. Nothing contained herein shall contradict BAFT’s Privacy Policy and in the event of conflict between that policy and these terms, the Privacy Policy shall supersede and control. BAFT values and respects the privacy of its Registrants and the security of your personal data. By your affirmative consent to provide, or authorization to consent on behalf of all Registrants, during registration for BAFT Event you hereby agree to the following: (i) comply with BAFT’s Privacy Policy available on www.BAFT.org; and (ii) that BAFT may collect user data for purposes of marketing, event administration, and research, including collected data in aggregated form (i.e. surveys and evaluations forms) to assist in market evaluation and for any other purposes as reasonably determined by BAFT.

    In the event that Registrant has consented to the sharing of personal data, then BAFT may be able to (i) provide your registered name, title, company name, email address and mailing address to Service providers for the Event (i.e. Hotels and Registration Housing Bureaus); and/or (ii) provide your email address to the Exhibitors and Sponsors.

    PLEASE NOTE: We understand that it may be necessary to provide BAFT with sensitive information, such as health information, food preferences, passport numbers or a request for a special accommodation in order to attend a BAFT Event. DO NOT PROVIDE such sensitive information on the registration form, but rather call 1-800-BANKERS to speak to a representative.

  7. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY
  8. BAFT reaffirms its standing policy of non-discrimination in employment and in all programs and activities with respect to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, genetic information, disability, matriculation or political affiliation. In addition, BAFT Events are operated on the basic principle of respectful treatment for all persons and, accordingly, are firmly committed to ensuring a harassment-free, positive learning environment for all its students.

  9. ELIGIBILITY
  10. BAFT provides professional development opportunities for employees of membership-eligible institutions. These include community, regional and money center banks and holding companies as well as savings associations, trust companies, savings banks and service members. Government agency employees also qualify.

  11. DISCLAIMER
  12. BAFT Event and its content is provided AS IS and without warranty. Neither BAFT nor its content providers, instructors, faculty, or speakers warrant or guarantee that the foregoing will satisfy the intended use by Registrant or make any representations about the suitability of BAFT Event or its content for the Registrant’s requirements or about any content or information made accessible by BAFT Event for any purpose. BAFT does not warrant, guarantee, or make any representations regarding the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of the content contained within BAFT Event. Reference therein to any specific product, process or service does not constitute or imply an endorsement, recommendation or favoring by BAFT, unless explicitly expressed. BAFT is not responsible for, and expressly disclaims all liability for, damages or any kind arising out of the use, reference to or reliance on or performance of such content from BAFT Events.

  13. REGISTRANT’S WARRANTY
  14. You warrant that your behavior and attendance at BAFT Event shall be in a manner consistent with all applicable laws and regulations, in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Agreement, and shall not include any libelous, slanderous, or defamatory materials or statements or infringement of the copyright or other intellectual property rights of any third person, business, or corporation. Except for authorized sponsors, exhibitors, instructors, speakers and faculty, you further warrant you will not post or distribute any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or promotional materials.

  15. TERM AND TERMINATION
  16. The term of this Agreement shall be from the submission of the registration until the end of the BAFT Event (the “Term”). BAFT reserves the right to terminate this Agreement without notice prior to the expiration of the Term if, in its sole judgment, BAFT determines that you have violated the terms of this Agreement and no refund shall be offered.

  17. REGISTRATION AND CANCELLATION
  18. Registration for the BAFT Event may be limited and subject to availability and will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. If the BAFT Event is cancelled by BAFT, then Registrant is entitled to the refund of the paid registration or tuition fee and this shall be the extent of BAFT’s sole liability. The cancellation policy for all BAFT Events by the Registrant is as follows:

    • a. If you cancel more than thirty (30) days prior to BAFT Event start date, you may be entitled to receive a full refund of the total fee paid less a processing fee, which amount is determined at BAFT’s discretion and subject to change.
    • b. If you cancel less than thirty (30) days before BAFT Event start date, the fee paid is non-refundable
    • c. Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to reghousing@aba.com. Please contact 1-800-BANKERS (800-226-5377) with any questions or concerns regarding this policy.Please note that this policy governs the cancellation for BAFT Event only and any Hotel reservations will need to be cancelled separate and apart from the above either directly through the Hotel or the applicable registration housing vendor.
  19. HOTEL/ROOM RESERVATIONS
  20. BAFT does not endorse booking hotel reservations by any sources other than the conference hotel directly as indicated for the BAFT Event. BAFT researches the hotel property extensively to ensure that Registrants are adequately accommodated, rooms meet BAFT’s high standards, and discount pricing is provided. BAFT has received several reports that unaffiliated representatives, travel agents and wholesalers are soliciting BAFT Registrants with hotel packages for BAFT Events and offering to sell BAFT’s attendee lists. BAFT does not share its attendee lists with unaffiliated third parties, so any offer suggesting the contrary has not been authorized by BAFT. Please check the specific www.BAFT.org registration page for a listing on booking hotel accommodations in order to make your housing reservations directly with the meeting hotel if applicable. Please contact BAFT Member Services department at 1-800-BANKERS (800-226-5377) with any questions or concerns.

  21. RELEASE
  22. During the BAFT Event, Registrant may choose to participate in an optional physical activity that may pose some inherent risk to person or property (“Activity”) and acknowledges that Registrant may need to execute additional releases or documents prior to participation. Registrant warrants and represents the acknowledgement and assumption that there is risk involved to my person, property, or to others by participating in such Activity. Therefore, Registrant agrees, on behalf of Registrant, their employer and its direct or indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, successors, predecessors and assigns (the “Releasors”), to completely and irrevocably release and forever discharge BAFT, and their direct or indirect parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, divisions, directors, officers, employees, representatives, attorneys, agents, successors, predecessors and assigns from all actions, causes of action, suits, claims, demands, or any action of similar nature whatsoever, in law or equity which Releasors ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have ever existed that is related to the Activity. Registrant agree to indemnify, defend, and hold BAFT harmless from all actions, causes of action, suits, claims, demands, or any action of similar nature whatsoever, in law or equity, which the Releasors ever had, now have or hereafter can, shall or may have ever existed that is related to or arose from the Activity. Registrant warrants and represents to BAFT that you have not sold, transferred, assigned, mortgaged, or otherwise alienated any of the claims released herein related to the Activity; that no person other than the Releasors granting such release has an interest in any such claim; and that the Releasors granting such release has full power and authority to do so.

  23. GENERAL
  24. This is the entire Agreement between BAFT and Registrant as to registration and attendance of the BAFT Event and supersedes all other agreements, express or implied, written or oral, between the parties regarding such registration and attendance. No modification of, or amendment to, this Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and agreed to by both parties. Invalidity or unenforceability of one or more provisions of this Agreement shall not affect any other provision of this Agreement. Neither failure nor delay on the part of any party to exercise any right, remedy, power, or privilege hereunder nor course of dealing between the parties shall operate as a waiver thereof, or of the exercise of any other right, remedy, power, or privilege. Notwithstanding any of the above, BAFT may change any of the terms in this Agreement at any time and Registrant shall be bound by such modified terms unless BAFT receives written notification of its objection to the same. When/if BAFT modifies the online terms and conditions, the date at the top of the Agreement will be updated and reposted.

  25. GOVERNING LAW
  26. This Agreement, and any disputes or disagreements concerning BAFT Events shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the District of Columbia, without regard to its choice of law rules. Any lawsuit filed regarding this Agreement must be filed in the United States District Court located in the District of Columbia, United States of America. This Agreement shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, the application of which is expressly excluded.

  27. CONTACT INFORMATION
  28. For any questions about these terms and conditions, please send your inquires to the attention of the Office of General Counsel, American Bankers Association 1120 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20036 or contact 1-800-BANKERS (800-226-5377) or events@baft.org to be directed to the appropriate contact.