THE INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE EVENT TERMS & CONDITIONS
IMPORTANT – This agreement (“Agreement”) is a legal agreement between you (“Attendee”) and The Institute for Functional Medicine, a Washington nonprofit corporation (“IFM”). Please read this Agreement carefully as it sets forth the terms and conditions for your participation in IFM’s Event (“Event”). By registering for the Event, effective as of the date of such registration (the “Effective Date”), Attendee agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions contained herein.
Cancellations received thereafter, up to the first day of the Event, are eligible for a refund less a late cancellation fee.
Program materials and CME certificates are delivered to you through your personal IFM account. Program materials are for use by registered Attendees only. For this reason, you may not register someone other than yourself. Please reference the program website for specific registration deadlines.
- Attendee must check in and be present at the in-person program or log in to the livestream program to receive CME credit and to fulfill the requirements for the IFM Certification Program. In addition, Attendee must complete the course evaluation and time card by the stated deadline in order to obtain CME credit. The Evaluation and time card instructions will be emailed at the conclusion of the Event.
- Only registered Attendees will be allowed in the Event rooms or in the livestream broadcast. Children and unregistered spouses may not attend the program or sponsored events.
- Attendees are prohibited from audio or video recording the Event.
- IFM reserves the right to ask Attendee to leave the Event if Attendee’s behavior causes IFM concerns for the safety or security of Event Attendees.
- In consideration of our chemically sensitive fellow Attendees, IFM recommends fragrance-free personal products.
IFM advises Attendee to consider the following:
- IFM strongly recommends you download the following course materials onto your computer prior to your arrival (the meeting space bandwidth is not strong enough to allow for downloading large files onsite):
- PDF slides of the presentations
- CME instructions
- Fresh Fare and Technology Instructions
- If you prefer a hard copy, please print documents prior to your arrival. No handouts, including printed schedules, will be provided onsite.
- WiFi is available in the meeting room for use of the conference app and for checking email.
- Due to limited bandwidth, please do not use the WiFi for downloading or streaming files or on more than one device at a time.
ATTENDEE’S CONSENT FOR RECORDING; USE OF AUDIO, VISUAL, IMAGE
Attendee grants The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) permission to audio and video record and to photograph Attendee and to use Attendee’s likeness and image, suggestions, recommendations, and all manner of feedback in whatever media captured as follows: in any publication, for content creation, in educational programs, for promotional and marketing materials, on social media platforms, and for any other lawful purpose, without payment or other consideration provided to Attendee. Attendee understands and agrees that these materials will become the property of IFM and will not be returned. As such, Attendee grants to IFM an unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual, royalty free right and license to copy, display, reproduce, perform, modify, and to use as outlined above. Attendee waives the right to inspect or approve of the finished product, including written or electronic copy, wherein Attendee’s likeness appears. Attendee hereby holds harmless and releases and forever discharges IFM from all claims, demands, and causes of action which Attendee or Attendee’s heirs, representatives, executors, administrators, or any other persons acting on the Attendee’s behalf or on behalf of the Attendee’s estate have or may have by reason of this authorization.
USE OF IFM’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
IFM retains all right, title, and interest in its intellectual property, including any rights of ownership or as a licensee in any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, or any other proprietary rights (“Intellectual Property”). No license or other right of any kind is granted to the Attendee. Attendee may not use or reproduce the name, logo, slogan, artwork, graphics, designs, or any identifying symbol or mark of IFM or other third parties, including but not limited to IFM® & Design (U.S. Reg. No. 4116063), THE INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE® & Design (U.S. Reg. Nos. 4061508, 4075253), APPLYING FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE IN CLINICAL PRACTICE (AFMCP)® & Design (U.S. Reg. No. 4464851), or any variations thereof, without IFM’s express written consent as the exclusive licensee of the marks owned by Jeffrey and Susan Bland. IFM’s Intellectual Property is subject to change without notice.
TERM & TERMINATION; SURVIVAL
The term of this Agreement shall commence on the Effective Date and shall continue until completion of the Event in which Attendee registered, or the cancellation of the Event in which Attendee registered, if such Event is not rescheduled and completed. Notwithstanding termination of this Agreement, each party shall carry out every provision of this Agreement that contemplates continuing performance by such party after termination or expiration. Termination shall not affect any liability or other obligation that accrues prior to termination. After termination, the parties shall retain all claims and remedies at law, in equity, or otherwise.
Attendee agrees to indemnify and hold harmless IFM and its officers, directors, employees, faculty, affiliates, agents, subsidiaries, successors-in-interest, consultants, contractors, information providers, licensors, and suppliers (the “IFM Parties”) from and against any and all claims, actions, losses, liabilities, damages, costs, and expenses (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees) caused by or arising from any alleged or actual acts or omissions of Attendee or Attendee’s employees, contractors, representatives, agents, or affiliates. The indemnification provided hereunder shall specifically include, but not be limited to: (a) any claim made against any of the IFM Parties arising from or with respect to Attendee’s use of any information, knowledge, competencies, or skills obtained or developed through Attendee’s participation in the Event; and (b) any claim made against any of the IFM Parties by any current or former patient of Attendee (unless such claim is completely unrelated to Attendee).
WAIVER, RELEASE, AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Attendee acknowledges that there are hazards and risks of physical injury or illness to Attendees who participate in this Event and that not all such hazards or risks can be fully eliminated. By registering and attending this Event, Attendee freely and voluntarily agrees to assume the full risk of bodily injury or property damage, regardless of severity or death, that Attendee may sustain as a result of attending the Event, whether or not caused by the negligence of IFM Parties. Further, Attendee assumes all risk incidental to loss or damage to personal property.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW AND NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, IN NO EVENT SHALL ANY OF THE IFM PARTIES OR ANY THIRD PARTIES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES; DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY, SICKNESS, DEATH, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS INFORMATION; OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS OR REVENUES THAT MAY RESULT FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH ATTENDEE’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR EVEN IF SUCH POSSIBILITY WAS REASONABLY FORESEEABLE, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
This Agreement, the rights and obligations of the parties hereto, and any claims or disputes relating thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, without giving effect to its conflicts of laws provisions, and/or the United States, as applicable. Exclusive venue for any action hereunder will lie in the state and federal courts located in Seattle, Washington, and both parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of such courts. If any provision of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall be enforced to the fullest extent permitted by law.
ONSITE COVID-19 HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES
To protect the health and safety of all individuals participating in our onsite programs, IFM will put in place COVID-19 health and safety protocols for conference attendees, IFM staff, speakers, exhibitors, vendors, and contractors. These measures may include proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, proof of a negative COVID-19 test, physical distancing, face masking, and other necessary measures. In addition, IFM will adhere to any required government and venue-specific regulations. More information will be available closer to the date of the onsite programs. Please check back on this website for updates.
My participation in the IFM Event is not a substitute for any professional licensing requirements that may be applicable to me and does not independently authorize me to render care, prescribe regimens, or prescribe medications or supplements. My activities in the health and wellness field remain subject to my education, qualifications, and professional licensure.
For questions or concerns regarding these Event Terms and Conditions, please contact IFM at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1.800.228.0622.