Effective August 3, 2021

Meridian Addendum

This Meridian Addendum (the “Addendum”) governs the provision and uses of the Meridian event, website, services, applications, and content, including any pre-event websites, registration, services, applications, and content (altogether, the “Meridian Services”). This Addendum supplements the Stellar Development Foundation (“SDF”, “we”, “our”) 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 Addendum conflicts with a term in any other agreement, the terms of this Addendum shall prevail over all agreements except for the Meridian Speaker Media Release agreement, 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, payments technology, 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 (and may not encourage others to) directly or indirectly:

  • 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 of money laundering, human trafficking, terorrism, terrorist organizations, or any other illegal activity;
  • Gather, collect, or harvest user or participant information without their prior, validly obtained 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/or distributing sessions without the prior consent of the speakers and participants; 
  • Violate the privacy of others; or
  • Engage in any activity that is harmful or disruptive to the Meridian Services.


If you suspect that another user or participant 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 for any reason, 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 related to the Meridian Services. 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, including your participation in Q&A sessions, chat forums, promotional events, and live polling relating to Meridian. For example, you may be recorded if you provide a comment in a discussion forum or a question during a recorded talk, and we may later publicly post or distribute a video of the question or comment on our website. 

By participating in the Meridian Services, 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, informational, and marketing purposes throughout the world and in perpetuity. 

To the extent that any pre-existing, or independently created, materials or information are provided to SDF by you, or on your behalf, such material will be deemed included in the definition of “Appearances” and you grant to SDF the same Usage rights as set out herein, warrant that use by SDF will not infringe any intellectual property or other rights of any third party, and indemnify SDF against any breach of that warranty.

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 in accordance herewith, 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. SDF is permitted, though not obligated, to include your name as a credit in connection with the 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, discussion forum, chat function, or any other sessions involving audience participation and notify us at [email protected] by October 17, 2021. 

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

3. Disclaimers & Acknowledgements

By participating in this event and the Meridian Services, 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/present at the Meridian Services. Please conduct due diligence and interact with these organizations at your sole discretion; 
  • Any Stellar or SDF promotional materials, including but not limited to “swag bags” or appreciation packages, may only be made available and delivered to those persons who attend the Meridian Services. Registering for, but failing to attend, the Meridian Services does not entitle a person to any such promotional materials; 
  • 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 the Hopin LTD (“Hopin”) to provide, host, operate, and support parts of the Meridian Services, such as the web-based platform used to stream the live and pre-recorded event and to connect participants before, during and after the event (the “Hopin Platform”). By using the Meridian Services made available on the Hopin Platform, you are agreeing to abide by the Hopin Community Guidelines.  

In order to use the Hopin Platform, it may be necessary that you enter personal and/or company-related information. This data may be stored and published on the Hopin Platform in accordance with the Hopin User Terms and the Hopin Security Statement. Hopin is committed to maintaining appropriate administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for protection of the security, confidentiality, and integrity of content related to the Meridian Services under the Security Measures described at https://hopin.com/security. Please note that Hopin is not legally or economically responsible for the Meridian Services.

5. Privacy

SDF’s collection, usage, and retention of your data will be governed by the SDF Privacy Policy. In addition to the uses outlined in the SDF Privacy Policy, SDF may use a Meridian registrant’s information to send emails, newsletters, notices, updates, alerts, administrative messages, and general marketing and promotional materials relating to the Meridian Services.  

The Hopin Platform may also include, or provide access to, features and forums where you can post public comments and communicate with other users. Neither SDF nor Hopin are responsible for the other users’ use of available information, so you should carefully consider whether and what to post or how you identify yourself.

Where SDF intends to use or otherwise process your personal information for a purpose other than the purpose for which it was collected, SDF will provide you with information regarding the purpose for the processing, as well as other relevant information, prior to processing your personal information for the new purpose.