Terms and Conditions

Acceptance Of Terms Of Use Of This Website. The Annex Bureau, a Texas Limited Liability Company ("Company") makes this website (the "Site"), including all information, documents, text, and graphics on the Site (collectively, the "Site Materials"), available for your use subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document, as may be revised from time to time by Company (collectively, the "Terms of Use"). BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS SITE IN ANY WAY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, EVALUATING, DOWNLOADING, PURCHASING, AND/OR USING ANY OF THE SITE MATERIALS OR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES DISPLAYED AND/OR OFFERED ON THIS SITE, OR BY MERELY BROWSING THIS SITE, YOU EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAVE READ AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF USE AND COMPANY'S PRIVACY POLICY, WHICH IS INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE.

Company reserves the right to change the Terms of Use and other Company guidelines and policies posted on the Site from time to time at its sole discretion, with or without notice, and the revised Terms of Use and other revised guidelines and policies shall be posted on the Site's home page. Your continued use of the Site, or any Site Materials, constitutes your acceptance of the revised Terms of Use, and your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use, policies, and guidelines posted on the Site at the time of such use. Therefore, you should periodically check the Terms of Use and policies on Company's home page to view the then current versions. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site and any authorized use of Site Materials shall automatically terminate, any Site Materials downloaded or printed from the Site, whether authorized or unauthorized, must be immediately destroyed and, in certain cases, you may also be required to immediately stop using Company's Products and/or Services.

Intellectual Property; Limited License To Users. This Site, the Site Materials, are protected by copyright, trademark, patent, and/or other intellectual property laws, and any unauthorized use of the Site and/or Site Materials may violate such laws in addition to the Terms of Use. Except as expressly provided herein, Company and its licensors and suppliers do not grant any express or implied license to the Site or Site Materials. You agree not to copy, republish, download, transmit, modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, assign, distribute, license, sublicense, reverse engineer, or create derivative works based on, the Site or the Site Materials, except if expressly authorized herein.

Use of Software, Products, and Services. The software, Products, and Services, and accompanying documentation that is made available through this Site, whether made available by downloading or otherwise, is the copyrighted and/or patented work of Company and/or its licensors and/or suppliers. Use of the Software, Products, and Services, and accompanying documentation, is governed by the terms of the agreement or license that accompanies or is included with such software, Products, or Services. You will not be able to download or install any software or Product that is accompanied by or includes a license agreement, and you will not be able to use any Service, unless you agree to the terms of the applicable license agreement. If you do not agree to such terms, you will not be able to use the software, Products, or Services. Absent a license agreement that accompanies the software, Product, or Services, use of the software, Products, or Services will be governed by the Terms of Use. You agree that you will not decompile, reverse engineer, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software and Products available on this Site, and that you will not decompile or reverse engineer any of the Products and Services.

Trademark Information. The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of Company or third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of the owner of the Mark.

Submission of Information. Information submitted through this Site may be accessed and used by a Company service provider. Although Company and Company's service provider each take certain steps in an effort to protect the electronic transmission of credit card numbers or social security numbers ("Financial Information") that you submit through the Site, Company does not guarantee the security of any information transmitted to or from the Site. You understand and agree to assume the security risk for any information you provide using the Site.

Return Policy. Conference attendees may request a refund of their ticket price at any time before the conference begins on October 18, 2015.  Refunds will be given in accordance with the following schedule:  Request submitted at least 14 days prior to the conference: 100% refund.  Request submitted at least 7 but not more than 14 days prior to the conference: 80% refund.  Request submitted less than 7 days prior to the conference: 70% refund.  No refund requests will be honored if received by Company after the conference begins on October 18, 2015.

To request a refund email brad@gilesparscale.com, have your receipt available if at all possible.  Please allow two to three weeks for processing.

Session Recordings.  Company will record each session in the three main rooms during the conference.  The conference recordings will be uploaded to the Site after the conclusion of the conference.  Those videos will be available for download by individuals who purchased all access admission tickets.  Company makes no warranties about the availability and/or quality of the recordings to be posted.  Further, Company will not be responsible to any attendee if any of the recordings are unavailable or unable to be posted for any reason, including but not limited to technical and/or recording errors.

Managing Content And Communications. Although it is not our intention to do so, Company reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete or remove your content from the Site and to restrict, suspend, or terminate your access to all or part of this Site, at any time if we have cause to do so (including, without limitation, our good faith belief that you have violated the Terms of Use) without prior notice or liability. For information regarding copyright infringement takedown procedures pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, please see below.

WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS. EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN A WRITTEN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND COMPANY, THIS SITE, AND ALL SITE MATERIALS, ACCESSIBLE THROUGH THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, PERFORMANCE, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THE WARRANTY OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, COMPANY MAKES NO WARRANTY THAT (i) THE SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (ii) THE SITE MATERIALS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, ALWAYS AVAILABLE, OR ERROR-FREE; (iii) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE MATERIALS, WILL BE EFFECTIVE, ACCURATE, OR RELIABLE; and (iv) THE QUALITY OF ANY SITE MATERIALS PURCHASED OR ACCESSIBLE BY YOU THROUGH THE SITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS.

THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER MISTAKES, INACCURACIES, OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. COMPANY MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE SITE MATERIALS AT THIS SITE, INCLUDING THE PRICES AND DESCRIPTIONS, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE SITE MATERIALS, AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND COMPANY MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE SUCH SITE MATERIALS.

YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT (i) COMPANY DOES NOT CONTROL, ENDORSE, OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OFFERED AND/OR PERFORMED BY THIRD PARTIES THROUGH THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE PROVIDED BY THIRD PARTY VENDORS OR THOSE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH LINKS ON THE SITE; (ii) COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER ABOUT ANY SUCH THIRD PARTIES, THEIR CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES; (iii) ANY DEALINGS YOU MAY HAVE WITH SUCH THIRD PARTIES ARE AT YOUR OWN RISK; AND (iv) COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, OR SERVICES OFFERED AND/OR PERFORMED BY THIRD PARTIES.

THE USE, AND/OR DOWNLOADING OF ANY SITE MATERIALS, THROUGH THE SITE IS DONE AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND WITH YOUR AGREEMENT THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER OR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS OR SERVICES, LOSS OF DATA, OR OTHER HARM THAT RESULTS FROM SUCH ACTIVITIES. COMPANY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR ANY COMPUTER VIRUS OR OTHER SIMILAR SOFTWARE CODE THAT IS INSTALLED, TRANSMITTED, OR DOWNLOADED TO YOUR COMPUTER OR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS OR SERVICES FROM THE SITE OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY SITE MATERIALS, PRODUCTS, AND SERVICES APPEARING ON AND/OR OFFERED THROUGH THE SITE. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM COMPANY OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS OF USE.

SOME STATES OR JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR LIMITATIONS ON HOW LONG AN IMPLIED WARRANTY MAY LAST, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE EXTENT PERMISSIBLE, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO NINETY (90) DAYS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. IN NO EVENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, COMPANY’S OWN NEGLIGENCE, SHALL COMPANY, ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, ATTORNEYS, EMPLOYEES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS, WHETHER OR NOT COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEABLE, AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THIS SITE, THE SITE MATERIALS, THE STATEMENTS OR ACTIONS OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON OR THROUGH THE SITE, ANY DEALINGS WITH VENDORS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES, ANY UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, ANY INFORMATION THAT IS SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, ANY FAILURE TO STORE OR LOSS OF DATA, FILES, OR OTHER CONTENT, ANY SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE THAT ARE DELAYED OR INTERRUPTED, OR ANY WEB SITE REFERENCED OR LINKED TO FROM THIS SITE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS PROHIBIT THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, THE LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS SET FORTH ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

International Users. This Site can be accessed from countries around the world and may contain references to Company materials that are not available in your country. These references do not imply that Company intends to announce or provide such materials in your country. The Site is controlled, operated, and administered by Company from its offices within the United States of America. Company makes no representation that the Site, or the Site Materials, appearing on or available through the Site, are appropriate, legal, or available for use at other locations outside the United States, and access to the Site from territories where the Site or any of the Site Materials, Products, and/or Services are illegal is prohibited. If you access the Site from a location outside the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all applicable laws.

Intellectual Property

Company does not tolerate violations of intellectual property laws and forbids its Members from using copyrighted materials in their listings.

Company has designated an Interim Designated Agent to receive notifications of claimed infringements pursuant to the DMCA.  Our Interim Designated Agent is assigned to receive all notifications related to potential infringement claims.

Our Interim Designated Agent can be contacted as follows:

The Annex Bureau
Intellectual Property Department
321 6th Street
San Antonio, TX 78215

It is Company’s policy to fully comply with the terms of the DMCA and to remove any article which it is notified infringes upon the copyrights of any party.  Company does not knowingly place any infringing items on its servers.

You may notify Company of materials that you feel are infringing by notifying the Designated Agent at the contact information indicated above.  Your notification should comply with the requirements of the DMCA.  At a minimum, the notice should include:

  1. an electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  2. a description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, including the URL (i.e., web page address) of the location where the copyrighted work exists or a copy of the copyrighted work;
  3. identification of the URL or other specific location where the material that you claim is infringing is located and a description of the precise information contained on that site that you feel infringes upon your rights;
  4. information that permits Company to contact you, including your address, telephone number, and email address;
  5. a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. a statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf. 

Upon receipt of a notice that “substantially complies” with the contents described above, Company will take action to remove or disable the material that is claimed to be infringing.

Company will contemporaneously notify the party responsible for such material that it has received your notification.  This notification will include a statement that this party has the right to give COMPANY a counter notification which complies with the requirements of the DMCA.

If Company receives a counter notification from the party responsible for the allegedly infringing content, Company will notify you that it will replace the removed or disabled material in 10 business days unless you notify Company that you have commenced court action against the allegedly infringing party within that 10 day period.

If you file court action, the allegedly infringing materials will remain disabled until an order of the court determines the matter.

Governing Law And Jurisdiction. This Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Company from its offices within the State of Texas, United States of America. By accessing this Site, you and Company agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Texas, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and Company also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in San Antonio, Texas, USA.

General. The Terms of Use and the other guidelines, policies, licenses, and disclaimers posted on the Site constitute the entire agreement between Company and you with respect to your use of the Site. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use or portion thereof to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by Company to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

Privacy Policy

Protecting your personal information and the privacy of all our members is very important to us at The Annex Bureau (“Company”).  By using expressionengineconference.com, you expressly consent to our Terms of Use and this Privacy Policy.  We may amend this policy and others from time to time at our discretion with or without notice to users.  Please check back frequently to assure compliance with this policy.

This policy is effective on April 1, 2014

  • Collection

Browsing expressionengineconference.com does not require you to provide us with any personal or identifying information.  You are free to browse and use the site at your convenience without registering for an account, providing any personal information or making any purchases.  Once you decide to make a purchase or register for an account however, you will provide COMPANY with personal and identifying information.  By registering for an account you expressly agree that COMPANY may store your information on its servers located in the United States and elsewhere as it may choose.

We collect information each time you visit our site from your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device.  However this information is not personally associated with you unless you have signed into your account.

We collect the following types of information from you:

  • Personal contact information: Email address, phone number, mobile number and physical address.
  • Financial information: depending on how you use our site, we may collect credit card numbers and expirations dates and/or bank account numbers
  • Volunteered information: Information you provide in community chat rooms, online discussions, questions submitted to the site, etc.
  • Additional personal information: this information may be requested by COMPANY for additional verification of your identity and is used solely for that purpose. (i.e. a bill to verify your address).
  • Computer information: Information exchanged by your computer and our servers when you access our site, including but not limited to device ID, device type, geo-location information, computer and connection information, statistics on page views, traffic to and from the sites, ad data, IP address and standard web log information
  • Use

Our main goal in collecting this information is to provide you with access to our site in a safe, responsible manner which provides you with the best possible user experience.  You agree that we may use your personal information for the following:

  • Provide users with access to the site;
  • Investigate and resolve disputes among users;
  • Prevent and investigate prohibited and illegal activities and violations of the Terms of Use;
  • Track and improve our services and advertising;
  • Inform users about our services and products offered through our site;
  • Marketing

We do not sell or rent your personal information to other companies without your express consent.  We may bundle your information with information from other users to improve our services, advertising and marketing programs.

COMPANY may send you marketing emails from time to time.  If you do not wish to receive these marketing emails you may opt out of this service by changing your preferences in your account.  

  • Our Disclosure of Your Information

We may disclose your personal information to comply with legal processes, subpoenas and/or other legal requirements.  We may also disclose your information to comply with COMPANY policies, to investigate claims of listings which violate our Terms of Use and/or as otherwise required to comply with applicable laws.

COMPANY may disclose any personal information in accordance with the above and/or as COMPANY in its discretion may determine is in the best interest of COMPANY and its membership.

  • Cookies

COMPANY uses various types of tracking software, including, but not limited to basic cookies and Google AnalyticsTM, to help us understand how people interact with our website, use our services and allow us to continually enhance our user experience.

  • No Spam, Spyware or Spoofing

COMPANY does not spam and does not tolerate spamming from its members.  Members are not allowed to add other members to a mailing list, either physical or electronic without their express consent.

  • Accessing, Reviewing and Changing Your Personal Information

You are responsible for the activities which occur in your account.  It is your responsibility to keep track of your password and keep it secure.  If you lose control of your password you may lose control of your account and could be subject to and responsible for legally binding transactions made without your consent.  If you believe your password has been stolen and or compromised in any way, please contact COMPANY immediately.  

You can change most of your information by signing into your account at COMPANY.  COMPANY will not modify your account information remotely.  Please make sure to keep your user information up to date and accurate.  

Upon your request COMPANY will close your account. COMPANY maintains personal information from closed accounts to prevent fraudulent activities, collect fees owed, comply with applicable laws and any other use COMPANY may deem appropriate or otherwise permitted by law.

  • How we protect and store personal information

COMPANY stores your personal information on servers in the US and throughout the world.  Your personal information is protected with physical as well as technological security measures.