General Conditions

General Conditions


The European Society for the Study of Personality Disorders (hereafter named ESSPD) has commissioned CPO HANSER SERVICE with the organisation and execution of the conference. The registration for the conference and the confirmation thereof forms a contract between the conference attendee and the ESSPD regarding attendance at the conference. This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions.

Registration Fees for the 6th International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders
Attendance at the congress is subject to a registration fee. Registration for the conference and booking of services are binding for the attendee. The fees must be paid in advance on the dates specified, if paid later, a different fee may apply. Any bank charges will be charged to the payer.

Programme Changes
The ESSPD reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme at short notice. There will be no refund of registration fees for cancelled papers or changes to the programme.

Cancellation Policy
In case of cancellation, please notify the congress office CPO HANSER SERVICE in writing only. A full refund (minus an administrative charge of 25% on the fee) will be given for cancellations received by 27 May 2020. After 27 May 2020 no refunds will be given.

Abstract submission
The acceptance of submitted abstracts simultaneously results in binding registration of the author to attend the congress. The registration fee must be paid immediately after receiving the abstract acceptance. Onsite registration for presenting authors is not possible. If the author withdraws a contribution accepted by the scientific committee and published in the online abstract book, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees. If an abstract has not been accepted, the registration fee will be refunded upon request.

Loss of name badge
EUR 50 must be paid to acquire a new name badge in the event that the name badge, which at the same time entitles the holder to attend the congress, is lost. If the attendee is later able to produce the newly acquired and the previously lost name badge, EUR 50 will be refunded.

Liability
CPO HANSER SERVICE is liable in keeping with diligence required of a prudent businessman, according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Regardless of course in law the liability of CPO HANSER SERVICE shall be limited to damages which are caused with aforethought or by gross negligence. However, this shall not affect the liability of the Congress organiser and of the persons or organisations responsible for providing means of transport or other services. The participants take part in all excursions at their own risk. Verbal agreement can only be considered as binding when confirmed by CPO HANSER SERVICE in writing.

Place of performance, venue of jurisdiction 
Antwerp, Belgium, shall be the exclusive place of performance and Hamburg, Germany, venue of jurisdiction for all parties. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.

Force Majeure
For reasons beyond its control (such as war, strikes, lockouts, riots or any such civil disturbances, any acts of God, including but not limited to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons and any other cause of circumstance of whatsoever nature beyond control) that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of the 6th International Congress on Borderline Personality Disorder and Allied Disorders 2020 and its corresponding activities in Antwerp, ESSPD has the right to immediately alter or cancel the activities or events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly thereto. No party involved shall be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.