Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

1. Contract and services

(1) As you have received your confirmation of registration via e-mail, you will have entered a legally binding contract with VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH regarding your participation at the MQIC conference and/or conference workshops.

(2) With respect to services provided by VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH, the place, time, duration and content as indicated on the conference website at the time of registration shall apply.

2. Working and teaching material

(1) Some workshops require you to bring your own laptop computer, on which specific software must be installed as stated in the workshop description.

(2) You will receive worksheets and exercise files during most workshops. These are subject to copyright and shall not be copied, distributed or used otherwise without the specific authorization of VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH.

3. Certificates of attendance

At the end of every workshop, the participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

4. Conference fees

(1) Participation in the conference costs 310.00 EUR and includes the following services:
Participation in one workshop of the attendee’s choice, attendance at the keynote address, the participation in a choice of five Spotlight Sessions, the MAXQDA Best Practice Roundtables, the Poster Presentation and Awards, Eat&Meet in the Foyer including Wine&Cheese Reception, lunch buffets, and coffee snacks on all conference days as well as a Farewell Café.

(2) Students and PhD candidates are charged a reduced fee of 140.00 EUR.
Proof of enrollment (e.g. valid student ID, written confirmation from an advisor or university) must be submitted to receive the discount.

(3) The 20% “Early Bird” registration discount is available until November 6th, 2019.

5. Additional workshop fees

(1) Participation in additional half-day workshops (Pre-Conference and Post-Conference Workshops) is available at a cost of 95.00 EUR.

(2) Students and PhD candidates are charged a reduced fee of 55.00 EUR.
Proof of enrollment (e.g. valid student ID, written confirmation from an advisor or university) must be submitted to receive the discount.

(3) The 20% “Early Bird” registration discount is available until November 6th, 2019.

6. Special event fees

Participation in the MQIC 2020 Special Event – Futurium “House of Futures” (guided tour & hot dinner) is available at a cost of 40.00 EUR.

7. Terms of payment

(1) Every registration is binding and commits the registered party to the payment of the fees, irrespective of actual attendance. An electronic invoice will be sent immediately after registration via email.

(2) In the case that an institution bears the costs (e.g. university or research institute) for the conference or the workshops, participants must submit a confirmation of cost coverage containing the participant’s name and address.

8. Cancellation

Cancellations of workshop bookings can only be declared in written form. The following charges will apply:
– Cancellation up to January 15th, 2020 (6 weeks before the start of the conference): 20% of the registration fee;
– Cancellation up to February 5th, 2020 (3 weeks before the start of the conference): 50% of registration fee.
No refunds will be made for cancellations after February 5th, 2020.

9. Changes due to organizational reasons

(1) If a workshop is canceled due to lack of participants or for any other unforeseeable reason (such as illness), full workshop fees will be reimbursed. Alternatively, you may choose to participate in a different workshop.

(2) There will be no reimbursement if a workshop is held by a person different from the person announced to hold the workshop at the time of booking.

10. Limited liability

(1) VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH does not accept any liability for theft, accidents or other damages to the participants or their property during the MQIC conference.

(2) VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH does not accept any liability during participants’ trip to and from the MQIC conference.

11. Right of cancellation

The following terms are valid only for participants who made their registration from a member state of the European Union or the European Economic Area:

Right of withdrawal

As long as you book workshops as a consumer (not as part of commercial or independent professional activity), you have the right to withdraw from the contract in written form (e.g. by letter, fax or e-mail) within 14 days of entering the contract, without stating the reason(s). The deadline commences with the receipt of the confirmation of registration by email. Compliance with the withdrawal period shall be determined on the basis of the sending date of a written withdrawal letter.

Withdrawal letters must be sent to the following address:
VERBI Software – Consult – Sozialforschung GmbH, Invalidenstr. 74, 10557 Berlin;
FAX: +49 (0) 30 206 22 59 29;
mqic@maxqda.com.

Consequences of cancellation

In case of a valid cancellation of the contract, all payments received will be reimbursed within 30 days.

Special notes

The right of cancellation will be lost prematurely if you have already participated in a workshop before making use of your right of cancellation.

End of information concerning cancellation rights.

October 9th, 2019