Terms and Conditions
Use of this site

1.1) Using this website indicates your acceptance of each of the terms and conditions in this agreement.

1.2) The information, services, products and materials published on this web site, including without limitation, text, graphics and links are provided on an “as is” basis.

1.3) There is no warranty that this web site/tool, will be error free, or will meet any particular criteria of accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, performance or quality.

1.4) Reasonable measures are taken to ensure the integrity of this web site and its contents, however, no warranty, whether express or implied, is given that any files, downloads or applications available via this web site are free of viruses, Trojans, bombs, time- locks or any other date or code which has the ability to corrupt or affect the operation of your system.  You should take all available precautions to protect your computer and must not rely on our protective measures.

1.5) Under no circumstances, will you hold the originator, developer, hosting provider or any person associated with the creation and maintenance of this site liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this web site.

1.6) Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages resulting from the inability to use this web site, the operational failure of this web site, or for any information, products, and services obtained through this web site, or otherwise arising out of the use of this web site.

1.7) Your privacy is strictly maintained and any information collected is used solely to facilitate Hotowka’s day-to-day operations.  Your information will never be sold or given to third parties without your express permission.

1.8) You will use this facility in the manner it is intended for to serve the clients and prospective clients of John Hotowka.  You will not use it for SPAM and/or any illegal or derogatory communication.  You will not submit, publish, or display any defamatory, illegal, inaccurate, abusive, obscene, infringing, or threatening content.  In addition, you will not submit, publish, or display any content in violation of any laws, including UK and EU regulations.  You will not use this facility to assist any other person or entity to violate any laws, or regulations.  You are solely responsible for the content you make accessible while using this site.

Intellectual property

2.1) Any copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights in the submitted event content or handouts shall be vested in us.

2.2) Details of any intended press releases, promotional activity or materials featuring Hotowka or any of its employees must be agreed in writing in advance.

2.3) Use of any of John Hotowka copyrighted or registered materials is permitted only with prior written permission.  Any such materials remain the copyright material of Hotowka and may not be used again without written permission.

2.4) The use of video cameras/phones or audio recording equipment is not permitted during performances unless agreed in writing in advance.

2.5) John Hotowka acknowledges the use of company logos and registered trademarks for various brands within this site and claims no association except as supplier of services to those entities.

2.6) This site contains original photographs with full permission for use for this site only.  Note, some photographs are combined with stock images for illustration purposes.

2.7) Personal data provided for newsletter or other purposes will be kept confidential and will not be shared, traded or sold to any third party.

Contractual

Definition of ‘performer’ – please read either performer, presenter, speaker or artiste.

3.1a) Cancellation policy: Please note that once accepted, a contract will be issued.  The engagement represents a commitment in time for the performer(s) concerned, and they are therefore unable to accept work from other sources.  Consequently, in the event of cancellation, the performer(s) may not be able to re-coup the fees due.  To safeguard against loss of earnings a charge will be made should the engagement be cancelled for any reason, and any deposit forfeited. For cancellations within 8 weeks, the full fee will be payable. For cancellations with more notice, the fee payable will be 50%.

3.1b) If a speaking performance date is cancelled and re-arranged for a later or earlier date, the cancellation charge outlined above will still apply in respect of the cancelled date.

NB Cancellations must be mutually agreed and acknowledged in writing on headed note paper before they can be accepted.  Cancellations cannot be accepted by email or on an answering service.

3.2) Any alterations or additions to the contract must be negotiated through John Hotowka and confirmed in writing.

3.3) John Hotowka undertakes that his performances will not be dangerous to other persons or properties in any way.  All performers undertake to take responsibility for any claims arising from their performances, and has taken steps to ensure adequate insurance for public liability.

3.4) During any contact, representatives of John Hotowka will have smart and appropriate appearance, and will conduct themselves courteously and in a professional manner at all times.

3.5) Should John Hotowka become unavailable through illness or other unforeseen circumstances, he will endeavour to replace him with another performer of similar (or better) standing.  If a substitute is not possible then John Hotowka undertakes to return any fee or expenses already paid by the client.

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