Terms & ConditionsThese terms and conditions apply to all attendees who have registered for linux.conf.au 2015 and/or linux.conf.au 2015-related events.
RegistrationRegistering for the event does not guarantee your ticket until it has been paid for in full. To secure your ticket pay the registration invoice as soon as possible.
Security and credit cardsAll transactions are performed through a payment gateway facility and use SSL with 128-bit encryption. The facility accepts MasterCard and Visa. All transactions are performed by the event organisers on behalf of Linux Australia.
- Cancellations made prior to 1 December 2014 - any registration fee paid will be refunded in full.
- Cancellations made between 1 December and 31 December 2014 - will incur a 15% cancellation fee, which will be deducted from any registration fee paid and the balance will be refunded.
- Cancellations made after 31 December 2014 - no refund.
SubstitutionsYou may substitute another person, however you must contact us with this person's details. If you wish to substitute someone after 30th November 2014 please note that we will not be able to provide any personalised items.
In the course of registering for the event and related events personal information will be collected about attendees such as their name, contact details, etc. This information is required to facilitate registration to the event, for catering requirements and for organisers or their agents to contact particular attendees as and when required in respect of the event. Attendees who do not disclose this personal information will be unable to complete registration at the event and will therefore not be able to attend.
Personal information will only be disclosed to Linux Australia and to Government agencies where organisers believe disclosure is appropriate for legal compliance and law enforcement; to facilitate court proceedings; to enforce our terms and conditions; or to protect the rights, property, or safety of the event, our attendees, or others. Linux Australia will not sell your personal information to third parties and will not use your personal information to send promotional material from any of our affiliated partners and/or sponsors.
As part of the registration process attendees will be asked if they would like to subscribe to the event Mailing Lists and/or the event Announce Mailing List. Attendees who subscribe to one or more of these lists will be sent emails from the event organisers and other subscribers to the mailing lists. If, at any time, attendees wish to unsubscribe from any of these mailing lists, please follow the “how to unsubscribe” directions on the bottom of any message you receive from these mailing lists.
From time to time event organisers update their information and website practices. Please regularly review this page for the most recent information about the event privacy practices. All personal information will be kept private and used only for event registration purposes, statistics for future events, and convenience for future event registration.
The event may provide attendees with access to a wired and/or wireless network. The access to this network is a privilege, not an entitlement, and must be used appropriately. Inappropriate use includes, but is not limited to: unlawful activities, interfering with the equipment or network access of others and not respecting the reasonable expectations of privacy that attendees have for traffic flowing through the network.Any deliberately malicious activities on either the wired or wireless networks will be grounds for instant dismissal from the conference (without reimbursement). If any attendees use the network inappropriately then the linux.conf.au organisers will take any enforcement action they consider appropriate. Enforcement action includes but is not limited to:
- suspending access to the network
- disconnecting the network permanently
- asking the alleged offender to immediately leave the venue and/or prohibiting them from continuing to attend linux.conf.au (without reimbursement)
- reporting the incident to the New Zealand Police
- any other measure the linux.conf.au organisers see fit
Audio-visualEvent organisers may provide recordings of talks (audio and/or video) given at the event. This service is provided on a best-effort basis only. Any recordings will be released as and when they are ready, which may be some time after the conclusion of the event and the recordings may be of varying quality.
Discrimination and anti-social behaviourLinux Australia is proud to support diverse groups of people in IT, particularly women, and will not tolerate in any fashion any intimidation, harassment, and/or any abusive, discriminatory or derogatory behaviour by any attendees at the event and/or related events. Examples of these behaviours, and measures the event organisers or Linux Australia may take, are set out in the Code of Conduct. By registering for and attending any Linux Australia event you agree to the Code of Conduct. This also extends to presenters in mini-confs and the main conference.
Media and media passesThere are a limited number of media passes available to media personnel. Media passes are free-of-charge and entitle media personnel to attend the event with all the entitlements of a Professional registration. Please note, due to the limited numbers of media passes available, all media passes will need to be approved by the event organisers. Any media attending the event are required to identify themselves as "media" to attendees prior to speaking on the record with any attendees of the event. It is the responsibility of the media to introduce themselves to the persons they wish to interview and to arrange any interviews with those persons. The event organisers will not make introductions or arrange interviews on behalf of media.
To apply for a media pass, please contact media @ lca2015 . linux . org . au
StudentsStudents who register for a student ticket (if available) to attend the event may be required to provide event organisers with proof that they are eligible for registration as a student, such as providing a valid full-time student ID card.
AlcoholLiquor licensing laws require persons to be aged 18 years and older before they can lawfully drink alcohol in New Zealand. The licensed premises used as linux.conf.au 2015 venues will not serve alcohol to persons under 18 years old. Those attendees who look under 25 years old may be required to show identification such as a passport (non-New Zealand driver licences are generally not accepted) at licensed premises proving they are 18 years old or older.
Those attendees who are younger than 18 years old are required to advise event organisers of their age when they register. Those attendees may not be able to attend all of the associated social events.
Please consume alcohol responsibly. Please note, licensed premises in New Zealand are prohibited from selling or supplying alcohol to intoxicated persons. Please adhere to local liquor laws which are available in most licensed establishments.
Smoke-freeAll event venues including the social event venues are smoke-free. If attendees wish to smoke during the event and/or related events, they must do so in signed areas. Please consider others and refrain from smoking directly outside the venues' entrances.
Health and safetyIf you are attending the event as a keynote presenter, speaker, Miniconf organiser or Miniconf presenter it is your responsibility to ensure that your talk meets the Health and Safety requirements under New Zealand law and that the Code of Conduct is followed at all times. If you are unsure, please contact linux.conf.au organisers on contact @ lca2015 . linux . org . au to discuss it further.
Anyone who lives outside New Zealand will need a passport and may require a visa to gain entry into New Zealand.
The following page allows you to easily check visa requirements when visiting New Zealand from overseas: Visa Options Check
You should take into account the Cancellation policy above and verify your visa requirements well in advance of the event.