EFFECTIVE APRIL 24, 2023
SDF, in conjunction with its partners, contributors, and contractors, design and provide the Meridian Services to educate businesses and individuals about financial technology, financial inclusion, current events, payments technology, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the Stellar network and to offer a forum for participants to connect and network with relevant and like-minded individuals.
Users of the Meridian Services (herein, “Participant(s)”, “you”, “your”) are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and reasonable manner that is consistent with the educational and networking purposes of the Meridian Services. In order to facilitate a friendly, educational environment, you may not (and may not encourage others to) directly or indirectly:
If you suspect that another user or participant is acting in violation of this Addendum, please contact [email protected]
Please note that SDF has the right to restrict or terminate your access to the Meridian Services at any time for any reason, with or without cause or notice.
Full payment for attendance at the Meridian event must be made at the time of registration. Payment can be made by credit or debit card, or Stellar USDC (“sUSDC”). Please note that your registration will not be considered complete until payment is received. Refunds will not be provided, however any purchased ticket to the Meridian event may be transferred to another eligible attendee through the event registration platform, Bizzabo. Credit or debit card payments will be made via Stripe, and by using Stripe, you agree to be bound by Stripe’s Terms of Service. sUSDC payments will be processed by Pockyt, and by using Pockyt, you agree to be bound by Pockyt’s Terms of Service. You expressly understand and agree that SDF shall not be liable for any payments and monetary transactions that occur through your use of the Meridian Services. You expressly understand and agree that all payments and monetary transactions are handled by Stripe or by Pockyt. You agree that SDF shall not be liable for any issues regarding financial and monetary transactions between you and any other party, including Stripe or Pockyt.
Registrants must be 18 years of age or older, and otherwise meet the eligibility requirements set forth in SDF’s Terms of Service, including that attendees may not be located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any country to which the United States has embargoed goods or services, including but not limited to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, or any Russian-controlled areas of Ukraine and are not identified as a “Specially Designated National” by the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) or placed on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Denied Persons List.
The Meridian event schedule is subject to change without notice. SDF does not guarantee the attendance of any exhibitor or speaker, or that any scheduled event will take place, particularly in the event of any natural or public disaster, insufficient participation or sponsorship, government regulation or shutdown, necessary venue construction, labor controversy, civil disturbance, acts or threats of terrorism, armed conflict, pandemics or epidemics or similar reasons beyond its reasonable control. SDF will not be liable and no reimbursement will be made in the event of a cancellation or modification of times, dates, sessions or events.
Unless expressly stated otherwise, SDF intends to, but is not obligated to, record, edit, and distribute all talks and panels related to the Meridian Services. By participating in the Meridian Services, you acknowledge and agree that SDF (or a third party engaged by SDF in connection with the Meridian Services) may capture, use, edit, and distribute any video, picture, text, audio/speech, and/or other media recordings of you involving your participation in Meridian, including your participation in Q&A sessions, chat forums, promotional events, and live polling relating to Meridian. For example, you may be recorded if you provide a comment in a discussion forum or a question during a recorded talk, and we may later publicly post or distribute a video of the question or comment on our website.
By participating in the Meridian Services, you hereby irrevocably grant to SDF and SDF’s assigns, licensees, sublicensee and successors, a right to record, edit, publish, reproduce, distribute, sublicense, and otherwise use (herein, “Use” or “Usage”) your Appearance in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, for educational, informational, and marketing purposes throughout the world and in perpetuity.
To the extent that any pre-existing, or independently created, materials or information are provided to SDF by you, or on your behalf, such material will be deemed included in the definition of “Appearances” and you grant to SDF the same Usage rights as set out herein, warrant that use by SDF will not infringe any intellectual property or other rights of any third party, and indemnify SDF against any breach of that warranty.
You waive the right to inspect or approve versions of your Appearance made or modified for Usage, and unconditionally release SDF and SDF’s assigns, licensees, sublicensees, and successors from any claims that may arise in connection with the Usage of your Appearance in accordance herewith, including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. You acknowledge that you shall have no claim for compensation arising in connection with any Usage of your Appearance. SDF is permitted, though not obligated, to include your name as a credit in connection with the Usage of your Appearance.
If you would like to participate in the Meridian Services and do not want to be recorded, please do not participate in question and answer sessions, discussion forum, chat function, or any other sessions involving audience participation and notify us at [email protected] by August 25, 2023.
Please note that networking sessions and one-on-one conversations will not be recorded.
By participating in this event and the Meridian Services, you acknowledge that:
Third party platforms used for communications or networking related to the Meridian Services may also include, or provide access to, features and forums where you can post public comments and communicate with other users. Neither SDF nor such third party platforms are responsible for the other users’ use of available information, so you should carefully consider whether and what to post or how you identify yourself.