Terms & Condition of Participation
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Cancellation & Refund Policy
Cancellation of any registrations must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and the following cancellation periods will apply:
- Until Friday July 1st, 2022: full refund, less $100 CAD administration fee.
- As of Friday July 1st, 2022: 100% non-refundable
Transfer of registration will be accepted at no additional cost up until August 14th, 2022
Changes and Postponement
Vision Therapy Canada (VTC) reserves the right to make alterations to the conference program, venue, and timings at any point. In the event of it being found necessary, for whatever reason, that the conference be postponed or cancelled, VTC shall not be liable for any expenditure, damage or loss incurred by the Registrant. In the unlikely event of the conference being canceled, a full refund will be made, and any liability by VTC will be limited to the amount of the fee paid by the Registrant.
For these reasons, registrants are advised against making non-refundable travel arrangements. Should you purchase non-refundable airline tickets or make non-refundable hotel reservations, you do so at your own risk.
Virtual Attendance Registration
At this time, Vision Therapy Canada is offering a virtual registration and attendance format for those who prefer to attend virtually or those who cannot attend the conference in person. VTC reserves the right the cancel the virtual attendance component of the program if a minimum number of registrants is not met. If virtual registrations needs to be cancelled due to limited interest, those individuals who registered virtually will be contacted and offered the option of either a full refund of their registration fees or a change to in-person registration.
For promotional purposes, photographic and video recordings may be taken during the conference. As a registered attendee of VTC AGM 2022, you agree to grant permission for VTC AGM 2022 and VTC to use your likeness in a photograph or video in any and all of its publications and presentations, including website entries, without payment or any other consideration; to authorize VTC AGM 2022 and VTC to alter, copy, exhibit, publish or distribute the photograph or video for purposes of publicizing future VTC programs or for any other lawful purpose; to waive the right to inspect or approve the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein your likeness appears; that these materials will become the property of VTC. Registrants who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise Vision Therapy Canada in writing prior to the event by emailing email@example.com.
Vision Therapy Canada shall not be liable for any Exhibitor’s use of a photo/screenshots/video containing Registrants images or for Exhibitor’s failure to obtain consent from Registrant.
Vision Therapy Canada is the sole owner of the information collected on our websites. We do not sell, share or rent this information to third parties or partners; unless clearly indicated. The importance of security for all personally identifiable information associated with our customers is of utmost concern to us. This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.
When you register on our website, we use your information to process and fill your registration. We may send you an email to confirm or to update you on your registration. We may also need to contact you by regular mail, email or phone if we have any questions about your registration.
A list of registrants (and emails) will also be made available to conference sponsors and exhibitors so they can communicate information on their events and booths with delegates.
Warranties and Liability
VTC gives no warranties in respect of any aspect of the conference, or any materials related thereto or offered at the conference and, to the fullest extent possible under the laws governing this Agreement, disclaims all implied warranties, including but not limited to warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, accuracy, timeliness, and merchantability. Neither VTC nor its affiliates can accept any responsibility or liability for reliance by Registrant or any person on any aspect of the conference and/or any information provided at the conference. Views expressed by speakers, sponsors and/or exhibitors are their own. In addition, VTC shall not be responsible or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of the services or information provided in connection with the event.
Website & Links
The conference and associated VTC websites may link to other websites provided for the convenience of the users. The contents of these websites are maintained by their owners, for which VTC takes no responsibility. Neither can responsibility be taken for contents of any website linking to this website.
We reserve the right at all times to change, amend, add or remove any of the above terms without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions outlined in these Terms & Conditions should be or become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply. These Terms & Conditions apply to all participants of this event, including speakers, sponsors, and exhibitors.
COVID-19 Safety Policy
Whilst Vision Therapy Canada is very much looking forward to welcoming you back to the VTC AGM 2022 with a long-awaited return to in-person events, both VTC and our community of participants need to take new precautions when planning how we come together again in-person for learning and exchange.
The health and safety of everyone attending the event including attendees, staff, volunteers, and suppliers is the top priority for Vision Therapy Canada. As such, we are undertaking preventative measures to reduce the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus at the event, in accordance with COVID-19 regulations provided by the Federal Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, City of Ottawa, The Westin Ottawa, along with and other venues offering extended social activities to delegates.
Due to the changing nature of the pandemic, and in order to be compliant with relevant provincial and municipal regulations, it may be necessary for VTC to update its health & safety policy from time to time, including these COVID-19 specific safety rules. We will inform registered participants about substantial changes to this document.
COVID-19 vaccination policy
Vision Therapy Canada requires that all on-site participants in its on-site event – including standard participants, speakers, exhibitors, VTC staff and contractors - adhere to a vaccinated policy. Only fully vaccinated persons (2 vaccine doses) will be eligible to participate in the on-site event.
Please note that Proof of Vaccination will be required during the on-site registration process.
Safe conduct at the event
By attending, you agree to abide by applicable provincial and municipal regulations and VTC’s health & safety rules, and to conduct yourself in accordance with all provided instructions. This will include, but is not limited to:
- refraining from coming to the event, or leaving promptly, if you develop symptoms associated with COVID-19;
- complying with the prevailing public health mask-wearing policy communicated at the event;
- following instructions on physical distancing and crowd circulation at the event to minimize contact; and
- observing good hand-washing and hygiene etiquette.
You can also confirm that:
- You are not under quarantine requirements as imposed by the Provincial or a Municipal Health Authority;
- You have not been in close contact with a person with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection; and
- You have not shown any symptoms of a COVID-19 infection yourself.
- You are following all Ontario Public Health recommended guidelines as much as possible and limiting potential exposure to COVID-19.
Vision Therapy Canada will ensure the following:
- Capacities have been reduced to limit crowding, and circulation routes / distancing guidelines will be in place;
- Masks may need to be worn by all participants, according to the current local health & safety guidelines;
- Proper cleaning and disinfection protocols and workplace practices are in place as a standard and hand sanitizing stations are present throughout the building for use by all;
- A non-vaccinated person may only register for virtual participation.
Conference participants accept that they may be asked to leave the event should they fail to meet the obligations contained herein.