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. No substitutions will be accepted within seventy-two (72) hours of the beginning of the event. 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.
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;
Mobile applications maintained by HighQuest Group (each a “Mobile App” and together “Mobile Apps”); 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.
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.
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.
Special Categories of Personal Information & Sensitive Personal Information
Personal Information We Have Collected in the Last 12 Months
How We use Personal Information
We may use your Personal Information to:
Improve our Websites’ and Mobile Apps’ 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;
Permit you to communicate directly with other attendees at Events;
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, mobile applications 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.
Personal Information We Have Sold to or Shared with Third Parties in the Last 12 Months
HighQuest has shared the following Personal Information with third parties (including event sponsors, Mobile App users, and Event attendees) in the last 12 months: names; contact information (including email addresses and phone numbers); messages sent via Mobile Apps; titles; and attendee schedules at Events. HighQuest does not sell Personal Information, but provides some Personal Information to its sponsors and event attendees as part of the fees charged for sponsorship and attendance, which may qualify as a “sale” under the Privacy Laws.
Legal Bases for Collecting and Using Personal Information
To the extent that you give us Personal Information about another individual, you will ensure, and hereby represent to HighQuest Group, that each such other individual has consented to our collection and use of Personal Information about that individual, if and to the extent Privacy Laws require such consent.
Retention Period for Personal Information
Except upon the request of an individual, as explained in Section J below, and except as the Privacy Laws permit or require otherwise, HighQuest Group will determine the retention period of any Personal Information based on the following criteria:
The nature of our relationship with the relevant individual;
The existence of other ongoing or expected projects involving the relevant individual;
The nature of the Personal Information in question; and
Our business needs.
How to Control Your Personal Information
Except where permitted or required by the Privacy Laws, you have the following rights regarding our collection and use of your Personal Information.
1. Requests to HighQuest Group
You may request the following from HighQuest Group with respect to your Personal Information:
The correction, updating, deletion, or restriction of collection and use of your Personal Information;
The categories of Personal Information We have collected about you;
The categories of sources from which We have collected your Personal Information;
The envisaged period for which the Personal Information will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
The business or commercial purpose(s) for collecting and disclosing your Personal Information;
An account of how We have used or are using your Personal Information;
A copy of your Personal Information, including the specific pieces of Personal Information, in a format that is easily understandable to the average consumer, and to the extent technically feasible, in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format, which also may be transmitted to another entity at your request without hindrance;
The categories of third parties with whom We share your Personal Information;
The categories of your Personal Information that We have shared with third parties and the categories of third parties to which We have shared each particular category of Personal Information;
The Personal Information We collect, use, disclose, share, and sell; and
A list of all third parties that have received your Personal Information from us.
Please see Contact Information Section below for contact information to enforce these privacy rights. 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.
If you request that your Personal Information be erased or deleted or that HighQuest Group otherwise restrict its collection and use of Personal Information, HighQuest Group may terminate or limit your access to the Websites, Events, and Mobile Apps. If HighQuest Group has not collected or used your Personal Information, or has not disclosed your Personal Information to another party, We will inform you of that in response to any of the above requests. Some information may remain in our backup media after erasure or deletion for a period of time. When you request that HighQuest Group update information, We may retain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. HighQuest Group also may use any anonymized aggregated statistical data derived from or incorporating Personal Information after it is updated, erased, or deleted, but not in a manner that would identify you.
We will confirm receipt of all such requests, provide information about how HighQuest Group will process the request, and substantively respond to all such requests consistent with the Privacy Laws. There may be a delay in processing a request while We verify that the request is valid and originates from you as opposed to an unauthorized third party. Our verification process varies based on the source and nature of the request, but may include: comparing data in the request against Personal Information We retain; contacting you using other contact information; requesting further information, although We will avoid doing so to the extent possible; and the consideration of certain factors, including the type, sensitivity, and value of your Personal Information, the risk of harm to you posed by an unauthorized request, the likelihood that fraudulent or malicious actors would seek your Personal Information, the manner in which We interact with you, the available technology, and whether the information you have provided to verify your identity is sufficiently robust to protect against fraudulent requests. To the extent permitted by the Privacy Laws, HighQuest Group retains the right to deny any request if We cannot verify that it originated from you.
HighQuest Group retains records of all of the above requests and our responses as required by the Privacy Laws.
When you update information, We may maintain a copy of the unrevised information in our records. Please note that some information may remain in our private records after your deletion of such information from your account. We may use any aggregated data derived from or incorporating your Personal Information after you update or delete it, but not in a manner that would identify you personally.
2. Authorized Agent
You may authorize an agent to take any of the acts permitted in this Section J on your behalf. To do so, you must provide written and signed authority to the agent, and written and signed notice to HighQuest Group that We may act on such requests by that agent.
3. Withdrawal of Consent
To the extent that We process your Personal Information based on your consent, you may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us as described in Section T below.
Please be aware that such withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of our use of your Personal Information before such withdrawal. We reserve the right to terminate and/or limit your access to the Websites, Events, and Mobile Apps in the event that you withdraw your consent.
4. “Do Not Sell My Personal Information” and Opting Out of Sharing Personal Information
You may opt out of the sale, disclosure, and sharing of your Personal Information by contacting us as described in Section T below.
5. Object or Challenge
You may object to, or otherwise challenge, our collection and use of your Personal Information by contacting us as described in Section T below. HighQuest Group will respond consistent with the requirements of the Privacy Laws.
6. Filing a Complaint
Regulatory authorities that oversee certain laws governing Personal Information typically advise individuals to file an objection or challenge with the company before lodging a formal complaint with a regulatory authority. If an individual is dissatisfied with our response to an objection or challenge or wishes to file a complaint with a regulatory authority first, the individual may do so, including as follows:
CCPA: California Attorney General; and
GDPR: supervisory authority in the relevant European Union member state
PII Laws: the relevant states’ Attorney General’s office.
7. Prohibit Automated Processing
At your request, We will terminate any automated decision making, including profiling, that is the sole source of decisions that produce a legal effect concerning or similarly significantly affecting you. HighQuest Group does not use any such automated decision-making or profiling at this time.
8. Accessibility for Users with Disabilities
HighQuest will not discriminate against you because you have exercised any of the rights above or any other rights you retain pursuant to the Privacy Laws, including, but not limited to by:
1. Denying goods or services to you;
2. Charging different prices or rates for goods or services, including through the use of discounts or other benefits or imposing penalties;
3. Providing a different level or quality of goods or services to you; and
4. Suggesting that you will receive a different price or rate for goods or services or a different level or quality of goods or services.
As permitted by the Privacy Laws, HighQuest: (i) retains the right to charge you a different price or rate, or provide a different level or quality of goods or services to you, if that difference is reasonably related to the value provided to HighQuest Group by your Personal Information; (ii) may offer financial incentives, including payments to you as compensation, for the collection, disclosure, or deletion of your Personal Information; (iii) may enter you into a financial incentive program only if HighQuest Group clearly describes the material terms of the financial incentive program, so long as you give HighQuest Group prior opt-in consent, which you may revoke at any time; and (iv) shall not use financial incentive practices that are unjust, unreasonable, coercive, or usurious in nature.
HighQuest Group’s Financial Incentives
HighQuest Group does not offer any financial incentives for providing Personal Information, however, some of the features and services We offer – including Event attendance, use of the Websites, and use of the Mobile Apps – may be partially limited or wholly unavailable without your Personal Information.
We use appropriate physical, administrative, technological, 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
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.
Contractual of Statutory Requirement
Failure to Provide Personal Information
You can always opt not to disclose information to us, but keep in mind some information may be needed to register with us, attend Events, or use the Websites and Mobile Apps.
Automated Decision Making
HighQuest Group does not rely on automated decision-making, including profiling, and will not subject you to decisions based solely on automated processing which will produce legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affecting you.
Transfer of Data
If and to the extent that HighQuest Group transfers Personal Information from another country into the United States, We do so in compliance with the laws of the originating country.
Terms and Conditions
Website and Event End-User License Agreement
Please read these terms and conditions of use before subscribing to any service available on the site.
If any of these rules or any future changes are unacceptable to you, you may cancel your subscription by sending an email to email@example.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.
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.
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:
ATTN: Susan Mellinger, Digital Millennium Copyright Act Office
10 South Main Street, Suite 209
Topsfield, MA 01983
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
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.
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.
Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Waiver and Severability
You may terminate your account at any time by sending e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
10 South Main Street, Suite 209
Topsfield, MA 01983