Conditions for working as speaker or moderator

as from: 01/17/2023

1. Subject matter of the contract

The following terms and conditions apply to the work of speakers and moderators (“Speaker“) for Vogel Communications Group GmbH & Co. KG, Max-Planck-Straße 7/9, 97082 Würzburg, Germany (“VCG“). Individual textual agreements between VCG and the Speaker supplement these terms and conditions.

2. Speaker services

The speaker is responsible for the preparation of the content and personally provides their service based on the formulated draft. They bear full responsibility for the services they provide and their respective content. The speaker will share any personal data requested by VCG via the online form provided for this purpose.

3. VCG services

VCG is obligated to provide the textually agreed services to the speaker. Otherwise, VCG is free to design the context in which the speaker performs their services.

4. Force majeure

In the event that the respective services cannot be provided in the intended manner for reasons beyond the control of either party, in particular due to chance, epidemics, pandemics, and force majeure, the following shall apply: If the respective services can be provided in an alternate manner other than the intended one, and if this is possible and reasonable for both parties, the respective services shall be provided in said alternate manner. If the services cannot be provided in an alternate manner either, both contracting parties shall attempt to find an alternative date to provide the services. If such an alternative date is not feasible or not reasonable, performance duties for both parties shall no longer apply.

5. Rights of use

The speaker agrees that VCG may make, use, and transfer to or make available to third parties, recordings of their respective performance of services and likeness without any temporal or spatial restrictions. This consent also applies to a use for marketing purposes. The speaker grants VCG all rights of use, unlimited in time, space, and content, to the content provided by the speaker. This granting of rights includes in particular the (live) streaming of the respective performance of the speaker (public display for event participants, ensuring availability on the Internet, including on platforms and social media channels of VCG), as well as the recording of the respective performance on suitable video and audio recording media. VCG may use clips from any of said recordings for marketing purposes on platforms of VCG, as well as external platforms, and make them available to the public. The speaker assures they own the unrestricted rights of use for all content provided by them and that content provided by them is free of third-party rights. In the event that VCG is held liable for the infringement of third-party rights, the speaker indemnifies VCG from these claims.

6. Other

The terms of service are subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. Should one or more of the provisions above be or become invalid or void, the validity of the remaining provisions shall remain unaffected. Amendments and supplements to these terms require text form in order to be effective. This also applies to an amendment of the text form.