General terms and conditions for attendees

For the event:

5th International Glaucoma Symposium

Date: September 4th to 5th, 2020

Place:University Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology, Langenbeckstraße 1, 55131 Mainz

Please note the following information and terms and conditions for attendance of the above-mentioned event. The host has commissioned wikonect GmbH, Hagenauer Straße 53, 65203 Wiesbaden, Germany, to organise the event. wikonect GmbH shall charge attendance fees in its own name, which are to be transferred to the respective account of wikonect GmbH.

Terms of payment and cancellation
Payment of the attendance fees shall become due on completion of registration and the resulting binding booking. Payment can be made by credit card (Visa and Mastercard) or bank transfer in advance. Invoices for attendance of the event shall be sent for the attention of the attendee, bearing his or her billing address as stated in the registration form. We would ask you to kindly pay the invoice amounts free of charge only after receipt of the invoice, stating your name and invoice number. Any bank and/or bank transfer fees incurred for this transaction shall be borne by the attendee.
Proof of a reduced attendance fee is required and must be submitted up to 7 days prior to the start of the event. After expiry of this deadline the previously granted reduction shall be automatically billed retrospectively. If changes to the registration are necessary, please contact wikonect GmbH by post, fax or e-mail. Please note that a processing fee of € 10,00 shall be charged for invoice corrections. Registrations are made on a personal basis and are non-assignable. In the event of cancellations up to 14 days before the start of the event, a cancellation fee of € 35,00 shall be charged. The attendance fee shall not be reimbursed in the case of cancellations after this date. The full attendance fee must also be paid if a registered attendee fails to attend the event. Cancellations shall be addressed in writing to wikonect GmbH.

The prices shown are inclusive of incurred value added tax.

Changes and cancellations of the event by the host
The event shall only take place if a minimum number of attendees has been reached.
The same shall apply to all courses, seminars and social events taking place within the framework of the event. The host reserves the right to replace speakers, to change times or locations or cancel parts of the programme, and to make changes to the programme.
If the event has to be cancelled completely, the host shall notify the attendee without delay. In this case, any fees that have already been paid shall be reimbursed in full.
In the event of the cancellation of individual separately booked and chargeable parts of the programme (e.g. seminars, courses, etc.), the respective fee shall be reimbursed. Further claims for compensation shall be ruled out.

Liability notice
The host of the event shall be liable without limitation for damages to congress attendees resulting from injury to life, limb or health caused by a breach of duty of its legal representatives, employees or vicarious agents. For other damages to the congress attendees the host shall be liable without limitation only in the case of intent and gross negligence of their legal representatives, employees or vicarious agents. The host shall not be liable for cases of ordinary negligence of its legal representatives, employees or vicarious agents, unless an obligation is violated, the observance of which is of particular importance for the fulfilment of the contractual purpose (cardinal obligation). This shall include such obligations, the fulfilment of which is essential for the due and proper execution of the contract, the breach of which endangers the fulfilment of the contractual purpose, and the compliance with which the other contract partner regularly relies on. In the event of a negligent breach of a cardinal obligation, liability shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical of the contract.

Third party regulations / house rules
Separate provisions of third parties, in particular their house rules or the venue operators cloakroom rules, are expressly pointed out.

Access ruling
Only expert attendees shall have access to the event facilities; all other persons and pets (except guide dogs) shall not be admitted.

For legal reasons, children over the age of one are not admitted to the congress facilities. Infants under one year of age can be taken into the event facilities accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
If it is necessary to bring children under one year of age into the venue, this shall only be permitted under the constant supervision of an adult and in compliance with the limited access rights.

These General Terms and Conditions for attendees were last updated on 01 April 2019.


congress organiser:
wikonect GmbH
Hagenauer Straße 53
65203 Wiesbaden
Managing director: Daniel M. Metzler


Host and responsible for scientific content:
University Medical Center, Department of Ophthalmology
Langenbeckstraße 1
55131 Mainz