These General Terms and Conditions of online registration (hereafter the “T&Cs”) on this website (hereafter the “Website”) constitute an agreement between any individual effecting an online registration or reservation for one of the events organized by NBSSI (hereafter the “Participant(s)”) and the company NBSSI (hereafter “NBSSI”, National Board for Small Scale Industries, registered with an act of the Parliament of Ghana).
Any online registration implies the acceptance of these T&Cs. The Applicant must click the relevant hypertext link to consult these T&Cs and indicate her/his acceptance hereof by ticking the corresponding box before any online registration. The T&Cs are provided to Applicants on the Website, where they may be viewed at any time.
NBSSI reserves the right to modify these T&Cs at any time. The relationship between NBSSI and the Applicant shall be governed by the T&Cs in force on the date on which the registration is approved. These T&Cs shall apply to the exclusion of all other terms and conditions. NBSSI recommends that the Participant read the T&Cs carefully each time she/he visits the Website and prior to any online registration.
Article 1 – Purpose
The T&Cs define the registration and payment allowing Participants to access and/or participate to the events organized by NBSSI. By registering, the Participant will also be able to access the NBSSI’s web community.
In order to register for an event via the Website, the Participant expressly declares that she/he has the necessary legal capacity to enter into this agreement, i.e. that she/he is above the legal age of majority and is not in care or protected as a vulnerable adult.
Article 2 – Description
NBSSI’s meetings/events aim to bring together leaders from all over the world – women and men – to consider new perspectives on key issues; to create a powerful, global network in order to strengthen the influence of women throughout the world; to draw up innovative and concrete action plans to encourage women’s contribution to society; and to promote diversity in the business world.
The list of events, the program, the date, time and place of such events are available on the Website.
NBSSI reserves the right to amend the program, date, time and place of the events if the actual circumstances make it necessary and the Participant cannot oppose such modifications or ask for a compensation of any kind. In case of modifications or cancellation of the events, NBSSI will alert the Participant as soon as possible.
Article 2 – Online registration to an NBSSI event
Registration can be made exclusively via the Website.
By registering online the Participant agrees to be bound by the T&Cs.
The Applicant is responsible for all Internet connection and access costs.
The Website is normally accessible to Applicants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except in the event of:
- a case of force majeure as defined by case law of the Court of Cassation ;
- an Internet outage ;
- temporary suspension of the Website on technical grounds (updates, maintenance or other technical reasons).
The registration process works as follows:
- First the Applicant must select the event she/he wants to register for ;
- In order to access the registration form, the Applicant may either use her/his account identifiers if she/he is already a member of the NBSSI’s or apply directly as a new user ;
- Once the registration process is initiated, the Applicant must provide general information about her/him and her/his organization (required information will be marked with an asterisk) ;
- The Applicant is then provided with information regarding the applicable price ;
- The Applicant is then asked to tick the T&Cs’ acceptance box, to choose the desired payment method, to provide her/his invoicing information and to submit her/his payment.
- Once this stage is complete, the registration is confirmed.
If NBSSI approves the application, it will notify the Applicant and charge her/his card three days later. If the application is not approved, the card will not be charged.
The Applicant warrants NBSSI that the details provided during the registration process are accurate and correct. Under no circumstances may NBSSI be held liable in the event that it is unable to fulfill the registration under the agreed conditions because the Applicant has provided inaccurate or incomplete information.
The Applicant’s username and password are strictly personal and confidential. The Applicant is entirely responsible for the storage and use of her/her username and password. Any registration using this username and password shall be deemed to have been made by the Applicant.
Article 3 – Prices
The prices of the online registration quoted on the Website (inclusive of all taxes, in particular the Value Added Tax at the applicable rate in Ghana) are in cedis or in dollars for the Participants who are not a national of an ECOWAS Member State. Information regarding the applicable price and its content are provided during the registration process.
NBSSI reserves the right to amend its prices at any time. However, the Applicant will be invoiced at the price in effect at the point at which she/he confirms the purchase order.
Article 4 – Payment terms
Payment is due, in full, upon placement of the order. An order will only be confirmed once full payment has been made for the event concerned.
Payment is made by credit/debit card.
Article 5 – Cancellation
Participant registrations are personal and may not be exchanged with or transferred/sold to any other person.
Substituting Participants in similar position is subject to approval by the Organizing Committee.
By accepting these T&Cs, the Participant acknowledges that she/he waives her/his right of withdrawal since she/he benefits from the services offered by NBSSI’s Women Entrepreneurship Department right after her/his registration, including in particular the online access to the NBSSI’s Web Community.
The Participant cannot cancel its subscription except if such possibility is expressly indicated in written by NBSSI during the registration process.
All entry fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred toward a future event.
Article 6 – Intellectual Property
By accepting the T&Cs herein, the Participant authorizes the NBSSI to reproduce the Participant information (biography, company profile and photograph) in the NBSSI online network with strict limited access as well as other printed documents that might be handed out to participants during the event the participant is registering for.
Participant hereby also grants NBSSI a royalty free license to its patrimonial rights in and to any of its contributions during the annual conference and meetings all around the world (including inter alia any speeches, reports, memorandums, presentations) in particular the right to reproduce, represent, translate, adapt, modify and commercialize such contributions on any format known or unknown to this date. All Participants authorize NBSSI to use pictures or films of the Participant taken during the NBSSI’s events on any format (full or partial format) on any media (télévision, print magazines and newspapers, radios, websites, cinemas, all social networks including youtube, Twitter, Instagram and on their Website) for any use including advertising.
Such rights are granted for the territory of the entire world and as far as intellectual property rights are concerned, for the duration of intellectual property rights, and as far as images rights are concerned, indefinitely.
In addition, Participant hereby authorizes NBSSI to grant its partners the right to reproduce and represent pictures or films of the Participant taken during the event on any format including on their Website, at any time worldwide.
The Website and all constituent elements appearing on the Website (graphics, texts, visuals and photographs), including all illustrations, images, photographs, characters, texts, decorative elements, presentation methods, graphic design and other elements of the Website (hereafter the “Elements”) are and shall remain the exclusive property of NBSSI or any rights holders having granted a usage license to NBSSI, and are protected by intellectual property rights. Under no circumstances may the Website and any of the Elements appearing on the Website be modified, reproduced, represented, distributed, displayed, sold or incorporated into a derivative work, whether in whole or in part, in any format and on any medium whatsoever. In general, the Website and all Elements appearing on the Website may only be used for the purpose of browsing the Website and, where applicable, for making purchases.
Article 7 – Data Protection
NBSSI collects and processes personal data provided directly by the Participant in particular when she/he creates a personal account or places an order.
For more information about how NBSSI uses and processes its users’ personal data, users are invited to published below.
Article 8 – Applicable law, disputes resolution
Acceptance of these T&Cs shall constitute a legally binding contract governed by Ghanaian law.
In the event of a claim or dispute, the Applicant shall contact, as a matter of priority, the NBSSI Applicant Services Department by email
The parties undertake to resolve any disputes amicably prior to taking legal action or resorting to mediation.
Where a dispute between the parties is not resolved following a written complaint by the Applicant to the Applicant Services department by email, or where the department fails to reply within one (1) month, the Applicant may resort to mediation as an alternative dispute resolution method, by contacting the mediator(s) indicated in the sector-specific list by accessing the online European dispute resolution platform at the following address: http://ec.europa.eu/odr. The mediator(s) will then attempt to reach an amicable resolution to the dispute, in an independent and impartial manner.
The Applicant reserves the right to decide whether or not to resort to mediation. Where mediation is used, each party reserves the right to accept or reject the solution proposed by the mediator.
Where an amicable resolution cannot be reached, the dispute shall fall under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ghanaian courts, unless otherwise imposed by mandatory provisions of law.