Effective September 1, 2020

Meridian Addendum

This Meridian Addendum (the “Addendum”) governs the provision and uses of the Meridian event, website, services, applications, and content (altogether, the “Meridian Services”). This Addendum supplements the Stellar Development Foundation (“SDF”) Terms of Service (under which the Meridian Services falls under the category of “Services” as defined therein), Privacy Policy, and any other agreements entered into concerning or related to the provision and use of the Meridian Services. In the event that a term in this Agreement conflicts with a term in any other agreement, the terms of this Agreement shall prevail over all agreements except for Speaker Media Release agreements, if applicable. 

SDF, in conjunction with its partners, contributors, and contractors, design and provide the Meridian Services to educate businesses and individuals about financial technology, financial inclusion, current events, blockchain, cryptocurrency, and the Stellar Network and to offer a forum for participants to connect and network with relevant and like-minded individuals. 

1. Prohibited Use

Users of the Meridian Services (herein, “Participant(s)”, “you”, “your”) are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and reasonable manner that is consistent with the educational and networking purposes of the Meridian Services. In order to facilitate a friendly, educational environment, you may not:

  • Share or engage in any communication or activity that: 
    - Contains unsolicited, unauthorized advertisements or promotions for services and products;
    - Would be considered harmful, obscene, indecent, or otherwise inappropriate in a business context;
    - Is fraudulent, deceitful, manipulative, libelous, or unlawful;
    - Is discriminatory, defamatory, harassing, threatening, or abusive;
    - Encourages, supports, or facilitates support money laundering, human trafficking, terorrism, terrorist organizations, or any other illegal activity;
  • Gather, collect, or harvest user information without prior user consent;
  • Misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any entity or organization, or impersonate any other person or organization;
  • Violate or infringe any intellectual property or proprietary rights of others, including copyrights. This includes, for example, recording, editing, and distributing sessions without the prior consent of the speakers and participants; 
  • Violate the privacy of others; 
  • Engage in any activity that is harmful or disruptive to the Meridian Services.

If you suspect that another user is acting in violation of this Addendum, please contact [email protected]

Please note that SDF has the right to restrict or terminate your access to the Meridian Services at any time, with or without cause or notice. 

2. Recordings

Unless expressly stated otherwise, SDF intends to, but is not obligated to, record, edit, and distribute all talks and panels. By participating in the Meridian Services, you acknowledge and agree that we may capture, use, edit, and distribute any video, picture, text, audio/speech, and/or other media recordings of you involving your participation in Meridian. For example, you may be recorded if you provide a comment or a question during a recorded talk, and we may later publicly distribute a video of the question or comment on our website. 

You hereby irrevocably grant to SDF and SDF’s assigns, licensees, and successors, a right to record, edit, publish, reproduce, distribute, and otherwise use (herein, “Use” or “Usage”) your Appearance in all forms and media, including composite or modified representations, for educational and marketing purposes. You waive the right to inspect or approve versions of your Appearance made or modified for Usage, and unconditionally release SDF and SDF’s assigns, licensees, and successors from any claims that may arise in connection with the Usage of your Appearance, including any claims of defamation, invasion of privacy, or infringement of moral rights, rights of publicity, or copyright. You acknowledge that you shall have no claim for compensation arising in connection with any Usage of your Appearance. 

If you would like to participate in the Meridian Services and do not want to be recorded, please do not participate in question and answer sessions or any other sessions involving audience participation and notify us at [email protected] by November 9, 2020. 

Please note that networking sessions and one-on-one conversations will not be recorded.

3. Disclaimers & Acknowledgements

By participating in this event, you acknowledge that:

  • SDF does not endorse, does not control, and is not responsible for the statements and views of any speaker or participant that is not a full-time employee of SDF; 
  • SDF does not endorse the products and services of any third party organizations that participate in or speak at the Meridian Services. Please conduct due diligence and interact with these organizations at your sole discretion; 
  • No information or communication in the Meridian Services is, or should be construed, as investment advice;
  • SDF does not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted, or reliable access to the Meridian Services and is not responsible for any failures or delays related to the Meridian Services;
  • SDF makes no representations, warranties, or guarantees about the accuracy, reliability, suitability, or completeness of any information provided during the Meridian Services. SDF shall not be liable for any damages caused based on reliance of such information. 

4. Third Party Services

SDF uses Converve GmbH or Converve LLC ("Converve") to provide, host, operate, and support parts of the Meridian Services, such as the web-based networking platform used to connect participants before, during and after the event (the “Converve Networking Platform”). As part of this event, you use the Converve Networking Platform which supports you in finding attendees with matching interests. Please note that Converve is not legally or economically responsible for the Meridian Services. 

In order to use this service it is necessary that you enter personal and company related information. This data will be stored and published on the online networking platform of Converve by order of the SDF. Please see more information in Converve’s privacy policy. SDF’s collection, usage, and retention of your data will be governed by the SDF Privacy Policy.