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Terms of Use

 

Event and Membership Cancellation Policies

Women in Agribusiness Membership Cancellation Policy

Memberships can be transferred from one person to another during the annual membership term. No refunds will be provided for cancellations.

 

Ag Club Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the luncheon, HighQuest Group encourages substitutions. HighQuest Group reserves the right to cancel the event at any time and will refund your registration fee, but we unfortunately, cannot reimburse pre-arranged travel expenses. No refunds will be provided for cancellations.

 

Women in Agribusiness Summit Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the conference, HighQuest Group encourages substitutions. For a refund if you are unable to attend or secure a substitute for your attendance, please contact us by no later than twenty-one (21) days before the beginning of the event for a refund of your registration fee less a $150.00 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be made within twenty (20) days of the beginning of the event as a result of your cancellation.

 

Organic and Non-GMO Forum Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the conference, HighQuest Group encourages substitutions. For a refund if you are unable to secure a substitute for your attendance, please contact us by no later than twenty-one (21) days before the beginning of the event for a refund of your registration fee less a $150.00 cancellation processing fee. No refunds will be made within twenty (20) days of the beginning of the event as a result of your cancellation. 

 

Global AgInvesting Event Cancellation Policy

You may substitute delegates at any time. Cancellations received in writing more than seven (7) days prior to the conference start date will receive a 100% credit to be used at another HighQuest Group conference within eighteen (18) months from the date of the issuance of the credit. For cancellations received less than seven (7) days prior to the event start date no credits or refunds will be issued.

HighQuest Group reserves the right to cancel the event at any time and will refund your registration fee in full, but we unfortunately cannot reimburse pre-arranged travel expenses.

Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy describes the practices that the HighQuest Group (the “Company” or “We”) follows to respect the privacy of all visitors and/or attendees to:

  • Company websites (each a “Website” and together “Websites”): Aglaw-Policy.com, HighQuestGroup.com, HighQuestConsulting.com, WomenInAg.com, OilseedAndGrain.com, ONGForum.com, GlobalAgInvesting.com, GAINews.com, SoyaTech.com, HighQuestEvents.com, HighQuestPartners.com; and

  • Company events (each a “Event” and together “Events”): Ag Club, AgLaw, AgTech Nexus, Global AgInvesting Summits (New York, Europe and Asia), Organic & Non-GMO Forum, Women in Agribusiness Summit, Women in Agribusiness Meet Ups.

In this Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. By accessing or using our Websites, registering for and / or attending our Events, or utilizing other products or services you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy. This policy may change from time to time. Your continued use of this Website, registering for and / or attending our Events or utilizing other products or services after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes. Please check the policy periodically for updates.

The Personal Information we collect and how we collect it

HighQuest Group Websites and Events require your Personal Information in order for you to gain access to certain portions of our Websites, register for and / or attend our Events, and utilize other products and services, as follows:

  • Personal Information we collect via registration forms, login forms, subscription forms, and mobile app login forms may include, but is not limited to, your name, company, title, mailing address, phone, email address, bio, profile photo and industry segment.

  • If you are purchasing a subscription, Event registration, service or product, your credit card information may be required.

  • From time to time, we conduct surveys that collect visitor perceptions of our Websites and Events. These surveys may or may not require Personal Information, such as name and email.

  • Your name, company, title, and email address are collected to download white papers.

  • Photographs and / or video may be taken at any Event.

  • Mobile apps at our events may collect matchmaking data, meeting schedules, survey / poll / voting answers, networking connections, postings and messaging.

  • We track when emails sent to you via your subscription email address are opened and clicked on.

  • Our Websites use cookies that are automatically placed in your computer to store your preferences, form settings and sign in details when you submit data to us through subscription, registration and login forms.

  • We also utilize Google Analytics to track visitors, including IP addresses, browser types, referring pages, pages visited, and time spent on particular pages which we use to improve our products and tailor the user experience on our Websites.

We do not intentionally collect any special categories of Personal Information (sensitive personal information) via our Websites unless we are legally required to do so. Sensitive personal information includes: information revealing racial or ethnic origin; political opinions; religious or philosophical beliefs; trade-union membership; the processing of genetic or biometric data for the purpose of uniquely identifying a natural person; information concerning health; and information concerning a natural person's sex life or sexual orientation.

How We use Personal Information

We may use your Personal Information to:

  • Improve our Websites’ functionality;

  • Improve Event content and registration processes;

  • Send information to you which we think may be of interest to you by post, email, or other means;

  • Send you marketing communications relating to our business;

  • Provide other companies with statistical information about our users — but this information will not be used to identify any individual user;

  • Event photographs / videos collected may be used in publications or other media material produced used or contracted by us, including but not limited to: brochures, invitations, reports, magazines, websites, television, webinars etc.;

  • Mobile app data is used to facilitate networking at our events, keep our attendees informed, and improve event content; and

  • Credit card information submitted for the purchase of requested subscriptions or event registrations is used to complete that transaction and is encrypted.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We will only disclose your Personal Information outside of the Company:

  • Where the disclosure is necessary to fulfill your request; or

  • When explicitly requested or authorized by you; or

  • As required by a court order or any other legal or regulatory requirement; or

  • Where the disclosure is reasonably related to the sale or other disposition of all or part of our business; or

  • As described above in the “How We use Personal Information” section; or

  • To the extent necessary to fulfill a legitimate function or interest of our business; or

  • When we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights and the rights of others.

 

Security commitment

We use appropriate physical, electronic, administrative, technical, and organizational measures to ensure an appropriate level of security for the Personal Information we collect. Having said that, the safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone. If you suspect unauthorized access to your information, it is your responsibility to contact us immediately.

Links and Banner Advertisements

Most of our Websites contain links and banner advertisements that link our Websites to other third party websites. This Privacy Policy does not govern those websites. Users should consult those websites’ privacy policies before using them. We have no control over, and make no representations or warranties concerning, the information that those linked sites collect from you or the manner in which they protect or use your Personal Information.

How you control your Personal Information and contact us

All HighQuest Group Websites offer users the opportunity to change their subscription information or password at any time online by using their subscriber username to access their subscription account.

All emails sent include an unsubscribe link at the bottom. This gives you the ability to update subscription preferences or completely opt-out of all email communications. You may also respond to the email with Unsubscribe in the subject line to be removed from that list.

 

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of HighQuest Group Websites and many other websites that you visit.

 

To be deleted or forgotten, to receive a copy of your data, to request specific details about how your Personal Information is shared with third parties, or if you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy, please contact us by phone at (978) 887-8800, email at privacy@highqestpartners.com,  or by hard copy mail to HighQuest Group, 300 Rosewood Ave., Suite 260, Danvers, MA 01923, Attn: Privacy Department.

 

Children

 

The Websites are not intended for use by children and should not be used by children. We understand the importance of protecting children’s information, especially in an online environment, and we do not knowingly collect or maintain Personal Information about children.

 

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our Privacy Policy on this page with a notice that the Privacy Policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' Personal Information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page. The date the Privacy Policy was last revised is identified at the top of this page. You are responsible for ensuring we have an up-to-date, active, and deliverable e-mail address for you, and for periodically visiting our Website and this Privacy Policy to check for any changes.

 

Terms and Conditions

Your consent

Welcome to HighQuest Group’s (“We,” “Us,” or the “Company”) website and / or event. These Terms of Use of our websites, (each a “Website” and collectively the “Websites”) and events (each “Event” and collectively “Events”, together with our Privacy Policy and any other documents or policies referenced herein, govern your access to and use of the Websites: Aglaw-Policy.com, HighQuestGroup.com, HighQuestConsulting.com, WomenInAg.com, OilseedAndGrain.com, ONGForum.com, GlobalAgInvesting.com, GAINews.com, SoyaTech.com, HighQuestEvents.com, HighQuestPartners.com and Events: Ag Club, AgLaw, AgTech Nexus, Global AgInvesting Summits (New York, Europe and Asia), Organic & Non-GMO Forum, Women in Agribusiness Summit, Women in Agribusiness Meet Ups

Please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy carefully before you start to use the Website or register for and / or attended an Event. By using our Website, register for and / or attend an Event you consent to these Terms of Use and to our collection and use of your personal information as described in our Privacy Policy. If we change our privacy policies and procedures, we will post those changes on our Website to keep you aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we may disclose it. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Website.

Website and Event End-User License Agreement

Please read these terms and conditions of use before subscribing to any service available on the site.

General

By choosing to use any of the Website’s services and registering for and / or attending an Event, you signify your agreement to abide by these terms. HighQuest Group reserves the right to change, modify, add or remove terms at any time. All changes are effective immediately when we post them, and apply to all access to and use of the Website or Event thereafter. Your continued use of the Website or Event following the posting of these changes to the Terms of Use will mean you accept those changes. You are expected to check this page each time you access this Website or Event so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you.

If any of these rules or any future changes are unacceptable to you, you may cancel your subscription by sending an email to marketing@highquestgroup.com.

Intellectual Property Rights and Copyright Policy

The contents of the Website or Event are intended for your personal, noncommercial use. All materials published on Website or at an Event (including, but not limited to articles, charts, tables, data, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content") are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws and are owned or controlled by HighQuest Group or the party credited as the provider of the Content. You shall abide by all additional copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content accessed through the Service.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale of, reproduce, create new works from, distribute, perform, display, or in any way exploit, any of the Content or the Service (including software) in whole or in part.

You may download or copy the Content and other downloadable items displayed on the Website or Event for personal use only, provided that you maintain all copyright and other notices contained therein. Copying or storing of any Content for other than personal use is expressly prohibited without prior written permission from HighQuest Group or the copyright holder identified as the provider of the Content.

If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Website or Event in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Website will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the Website or Event or any content on the Website or at the Event is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by the Company. Any use of the Website or Event not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.


The HighQuest Group (and all affiliated entities) name, the terms, the HighQuest Group logo and all related names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans are trademarks of HighQuest Group or its affiliates or licensors. You must not use such marks without our prior written permission. All other names, logos, product and service names, designs and slogans on this Website or at this Event are the trademarks of their respective owners.

Copyright Policy

The Company respects intellectual property and has made it a priority to ensure all users of the Company’s services, Events and Websites respect the copyrights of others. Every user of the Company’s Websites, Events or services is expected to comply with copyright law and to adhere to this copyright policy.  
 

Reporting Suspected Copyright Infringement

Any suspected copyright infringement should be reported to the Company’s Copyright Officer (who is also the Company’s Digital Millennium Copyright Act officer). If a copyright holder suspects potential infringement, notice of the alleged infringement should be sent to:
HighQuest Group
ATTN: Bob LeBlanc, Digital Millennium Copyright Act Office
300 Rosewood Drive
Suite 260
Danvers, MA 01923
bleblanc@highquestgroup.com


Please include in the notice the following information:

  • An electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or someone authorized to act on their behalf;

  • The name, address, telephone number, and email address of the copyright owner;

  • Identification of the copyrighted work that is allegedly being infringed;

  • Identification of where the infringing material is located on our Website (please include the URL);

  • A statement that you have a good faith belief that the use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the applicable law;

  • A statement that the information in your notice is accurate; and, you are authorized to act on behalf of the alleged copyright owner.

    NOTE: The statements must be made under the pains and penalties of perjury


Accessing the Website and Account Security

When you sign up for any paid service on the Website or when you activate your account as part of a magazine subscription, you will select a username (email address) and password. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your username and password. You may not use the username and password of another person with the intent to impersonate that person and gain access to certain premium content. We have the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided by us, at any time in our sole discretion for any or no reason, including if, in our opinion, you have violated any provision of these Terms of Use.

We reserve the right to withdraw or amend this Website, and any service or material we provide on the Website, in our sole discretion without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of the Website, or the entire Website, to users, including registered users.

Prohibited Uses

You may use the Website only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use.

 

You agree not to use the Website or Event:
 

  • In any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries).

  • To transmit, or procure the sending of, any advertising or promotional material, including any "junk mail", "chain letter" or "spam" or any other similar solicitation.

  • To impersonate or attempt to impersonate HighQuest Group, one of our employees, another user or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using e-mail addresses, or screen names, associated with any of the foregoing).

  • To engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone's use or enjoyment of the Website or Event, or which, as determined by us, may harm HighQuest Group or users of the Website or Event or expose them to liability.
     

Additionally, you agree not to:

  • Use the Website in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Website or interfere with any other party's use of the Website.

  • Use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Website or at the Event or for any other unauthorized purpose without our prior written consent.

  • Use any device, software or routine that interferes with the proper working of the Website.

  • Introduce any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.

  • Attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Website, the server on which the Website is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.

  • Attack the Website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

  • Otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Website.


Reliance on Information Posted or Provide at Events

The information presented on or through the Website or Event is made available solely for general information purposes. We do not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of this information. Any reliance you place on such information is strictly at your own risk. We disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Website or Event, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

This Website or Event may include content provided by third parties, including materials provided by other users, bloggers and third-party licensors, syndicators, aggregators and/or reporting services. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, and all articles and responses to questions and other content, other than the content provided by the Company, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the Company. We are not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials provided by any third parties.

Links Posted on the Website

If the Website contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your convenience only. This includes links contained in advertisements, including banner advertisements and sponsored links. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Website, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Limitation on Liability

You understand that we cannot and do not guarantee or warrant that files available for downloading from the internet or the Website will be free of viruses or other destructive code. You are responsible for implementing sufficient procedures and checkpoints to satisfy your particular requirements for anti-virus protection and accuracy of data input and output, and for maintaining a means external to our site for any reconstruction of any lost data. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, VIRUSES OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR TO YOUR DOWNLOADING OF ANY MATERIAL POSTED ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT AND ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE COMPLETENESS, SECURITY, RELIABILITY, QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE WEBSITE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THE COMPANY REPRESENTS OR WARRANTS THAT THE WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, THAT OUR SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS.

THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY WARRANTIES WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES OR THEIR LICENSORS, SERVICE PROVIDERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO IT, ANY CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES OR ANY SERVICES OR ITEMS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE OR SUCH OTHER WEBSITES, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, PAIN AND SUFFERING, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, LOSS OF REVENUE, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF BUSINESS OR ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA, AND WHETHER CAUSED BY TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF CONTRACT OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORESEEABLE.

THE FOREGOING DOES NOT AFFECT ANY LIABILITY WHICH CANNOT BE EXCLUDED OR LIMITED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.

Indemnification

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the Company, its affiliates, licensors and service providers, and its and their respective officers, directors, employees, contractors, agents, licensors, suppliers, successors and assigns from and against any claims, liabilities, damages, judgments, awards, losses, costs, expenses or fees (including reasonable attorneys' fees) arising out of or relating to your violation of these Terms of Use or your use of the Website, including, but not limited to, any use of the Website's or Event’s content, services and products other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Use or your use of any information obtained from the Website.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

All matters relating to the Website and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any other jurisdiction).

Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Website or the Event shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, although we retain the right to bring any suit, action or proceeding against you for breach of these Terms of Use in your country of residence or any other relevant country. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Waiver and Severability

No waiver of by the Company of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of the Company to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
 

If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement

The Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy, and any other agreements or policies referenced and incorporated herein, constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and the Company with respect to your use of the Website or Event and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Website.

Termination

You may terminate your account at any time by sending e-mail to: marketing@highquestgroup.com. Upon termination, you will receive an automated confirmation via e-mail that the request was received, and your access will be suspended within 24 hours. You are responsible for all charges incurred up to the time the account is deactivated.

HighQuest Group may, in its sole discretion, terminate or suspend your access to all or part of the Website or Event or services available through the Website or Event for any reason, including, without limitation, breach or assignment of this Agreement. Official correspondence must be sent via postal mail to:

HighQuest Group
300 Rosewood Drive
Suite 260
Danvers, MA 01923