General terms and conditions for participation in events

General Terms and Conditions for Participation in Events (Conferences, Seminars and Congresses) of Mettenmeier GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Mettenmeier”); Status: October 2017

Drafting of contracts and scope of application

For contracts on participation in events of Mettenmeier GmbH, the provisions in the registration form as well as the following General Terms and Conditions shall apply. A contract for participation in events is only concluded after Mettenmeier has confirmed the registration in writing. Amendments and/or supplements to the contract must be made in writing. Verbal agreements shall only apply if confirmed in writing.

Cancellation of events

Mettenmeier is entitled to cancel an event for economic reasons or for urgent reasons. In this case, Mettenmeier will refund the participation fees already paid. There shall be no further claims.

Changes in the course of the event

Mettenmeier reserves the right to replace or omit individual presentations of a conference. Such changes do not create any right to reimbursement of the participation fee or parts of the participation fee or other expenses.

Rejection of a registration

Mettenmeier may reject a registration for a conference without giving reasons.

Rights of use

Lectures and event documents are protected by copyright law. Rights of use shall only be transferred if the granting of the right of use has been expressly agreed in writing. The participant is not authorised to copy licence material handed out for training purposes or to make it accessible to third parties. Licensed material is data processing programs and/or licensed data stocks (databases) in machine-readable form including associated documentation.

Invoicing and terms of payment

The participation fees will be invoiced at the end of the event. Value added tax will be invoiced separately at the applicable rate. Invoices are payable without deduction within 14 days of receipt.


Insofar as these are not essential obligations from the contractual relationship (“cardinal obligations”), Mettenmeier shall only be liable for itself and its vicarious agents for damages which can be proven to be based on an intentional or grossly negligent breach of duty within the framework of the contract and which are still within the foreseeable as typical damages. Mettenmeier shall not be liable for consequential damages resulting from incorrect contents of the lectures and seminars as well as the seminar documents (e.g. with regard to correctness and completeness).

Cancellation and change

Cancellation must be made in writing. If the registration is cancelled up to the 7th calendar day before the start of the event, Mettenmeier will not issue an invoice. For cancellations from the 6th calendar day prior to the event, half of the participation fee will be charged. In the event of cancellation or non-appearance on the day of the event, the entire participation fee shall be due. It is possible for one participant to be represented by another person from the same company.

Participant list

Mettenmeier undertakes to treat the data provided by the participant confidentially. Mettenmeier will use the data collected within the scope of registration within the applicable legal limits for the purpose of providing our services. The participants appear on the list of participants of the booked event.

Final provisions

Should individual provisions of the contract be invalid in whole or in part, or should the contract contain a loophole, the validity of the remaining provisions or parts of such provisions shall remain unaffected. The ineffective or missing provisions shall be replaced by the respective statutory provisions.

Cancellation policy for consumers

If you are a consumer, you have a right of withdrawal in addition to our general terms and conditions.

Revocation instruction

Right of Withdrawal

You may revoke your contractual declaration in writing (e.g. letter, fax, e-mail) within 14 days without stating reasons. The period begins after receipt of this instruction in text form, but not before conclusion of the contract and also not before fulfilment of our duties to inform according to article 246 § 2 in connection with § 1 section 1 and 2 EGBGB as well as our duties according to § 312g section 1 sentence 1 BGB in connection with article 246 § 3 EGBGB.

The timely dispatch of the revocation is sufficient to comply with the revocation period. The revocation is to be addressed to:
Mettenmeier GmbH
Klingenderstraße 10-14
33100 Paderborn

Revocation consequences

In the event of an effective revocation, the services received by both parties shall be returned and any benefits derived (e.g. interest) shall be surrendered. If you are unable to return or surrender the received services or benefits (e.g. benefits of use) to us, or if you are unable to return or surrender them in full or in part, or only in a deteriorated condition, you must pay us compensation in this respect. This can lead to the fact that you must fulfil the contractual payment obligations for the period up to the revocation nevertheless. Obligations to reimburse payments must be fulfilled within 30 days. The period begins for you with the dispatch of your declaration of revocation, for us with its receipt.

Special notes

Your right of withdrawal expires prematurely if the contract is completely fulfilled by both parties at your express request before you have exercised your right of withdrawal.
End of the Revocation Instructions