General Terms And Conditions

XVIII International Silage Conference

24-26 July 2018

Bonn, Germany

General Terms for congress participants of the ISC2018

The Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, the Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LfL) and the German Agricultural Society (DLG) are responsible for the organization and implementation of the International Silage Conference 2018 (ISC2018) (organizer). The organizers in turn assign the Werner Brothers GbR, Hockenheim, with the registration of the participants (when using a term in a gender characteristic are always meant all other possible gender expressions) and the collection of participation fees.

By registering for the congress a contract is concluded between the congress participant and the organizers regarding the participation in the congress as well as events within the context of the ISC2018. This contract is based on the following general conditions.

Conditions of participation and cancellation for the ISC2018 as well as for the events within the ISC2018

Participation in the congress and to the events is subject to a registration fee. The events take place during the ISC2018. For these events, a separate participation fee will be charged in addition to the congress fee. A registration for the Congress and a booking of events or other services are binding for the participant. The fees have to be paid in advance during the registration. Any bank charges shall be carried by the debtor.

After successful registration, a confirmation with all registration details will be automatically sent by e-mail.

Registered participants, who can not attend the congress or events of the ISC2018 will inform Werner Brothers GbR in writing by e-mail to If you cancel your participation up to four weeks before the start of the conference, the participation fee minus a 25% processing fee, at least 25 Euros and minus any applicable fees for the remittance will be refunded. After this time, refunding is not possible and the registration fee must be fully paid. The complete registration fee is also to be paid if a registered participant does not attend the ISC2018 congress or events.

For changes to the invoice as such and, beginning four weeks before the start of the congress, also for rebookings and name changes, a processing fee of 25 Euros will be charged.

In the event of a loss of the name badge, which entitles its holder to attend the congress, the full participation fee must be paid to purchase a new name badge.


If the participant is a consumer within the meaning of § 13 BGB (German Civil Code), he has the right to revoke the concluded contract for participation in the ISC2018 or events of the ISC2018 within fourteen days without giving a reason. The revocation period is fourteen days from the date of conclusion of the contract.

For contracts concluded within 14 days of the beginning of the Congress or the events of ISC2018, the right of withdrawal expires on the day of the beginning of the Congress or the ISC2018 event.

In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, you must contact us through our service provider (Address: Werner Brothers GbR, Wilhelm-Herz-Straße 127, D-68766 Hockenheim, e-mail: by means of a clear statement (e.g. sent by regular mail or e-mail) about your decision to cancel this contract. If you make use of this option, we will send you (e.g. by e-mail) a confirmation of the receipt of such a revocation. In order to maintain the cancellation period, it is sufficient for you to send the notification of revocation before the expiry of the revocation period.

Consequences of the revocation

If you revoke from this agreement, we will have to reimburse all payments we have received from you, including delivery charges (except for the additional costs arising from choosing a different delivery method than the most favorable standard delivery we offer) within fourteen days starting from the date on which the notification of your revocation of this contract has reached us. For this repayment, we will use the same means of payment as you used in the original transaction, unless expressly agreed otherwise with you; In no case will you be charged for this repayment fees.

Program changes

The organizers reserve short-term necessary program changes for the ISC2018. For failed lectures or changes in the program no reimbursement of participation fees can be demanded.

For canceled events, for which additional participation fees have been charged, the participation fee will be fully refunded if the refund is made on site within the duration of the ISC2018 event; refunds will only be paid cash.

Cancellation of the congress by the organizers

If the realization of the congress is impossible due to force majeure, the organizers may cancel the congress. Force majeure includes, but is not limited to, official orders, strikes, civil unrest, war or danger of war, threatened or already committed terrorist attacks, epidemics, natural disasters, significant disruption or impossibility of transporting participants to the congress or other emergencies that make the realization of the congress impossible or pointless.

The condition for the cancellation is that the force majeure has an effect on the city or region and occurs within 30 days before the start of the congress or is expected to have an impact at the time of the congress.

There will be no refund of paid registration fees. There is also no obligation on the organizers to reimburse the participant for payments or down payments already made.

Visibility of your personal information for other users

By registering for the congress you also consent to the necessary storage, processing and use of your personal data, in particular that your personal data becomes visible to other participants of the congress (e.g. in the directory of participants, in the directory of chairpersons, speakers, etc. of the congress or other publications of the congress). A transfer of your personal data to third parties, for whatever reason, is inadmissible, unless it is absolutely necessary due to your participation in the congress.

Picture and sound recordings

At the congress, the broadcaster authorizes broadcasters, online and print media to take

pictures and sound recordings of the general congress activities and to use them for their reporting. These recordings are associated with the pictorial representation of persons present, with the selection of persons occurring randomly. A representation of the pictures might take place on web pages of the organizer, in print media, television, social networks and in presentations. By registering for the congress, the participant agrees to the gratuitous publication in the above manner, without any explicit declaration of the person in question. If the person in question in individual cases does not agree with the publication of a photo of their person, we ask for immediate communication with the photographer or cameraman responsible for the motif. If the person in question does not agree with an actual publication of a photographic representation of their person in the area of publication media and in the field of authority of the organizers, we request immediate notification by e-mail, telephone or regular mail, with the exact description of the relevant illustration. In this case, the image will be removed if possible and within a reasonable time and will not be published further.


Irrespective of the cause, the organizers and the service providers commissioned by them are not liable for any losses, accidents or damage to persons or objects.

Participants and accompanying persons attend the congress and all accompanying events at their own risk and responsibility. The participant takes note and acknowledges that he can not make any claims for damages against the organizers or the Werner Brothers GbR if the execution of the congress is hindered or prevented by unforeseen political (e.g. strikes), economic or climatic violence, as well as program changes that occur due to cancellations of speakers etc. By registering the participant accepts this exception. By registering, participants agree that their personal and company data are collected, stored and processed by the organizers and their service providers. The data may be used for information purposes for events in similar areas (for a protest against such usage, the participant notifies the Werner Brothers GbR by regular mail, by phone or by e-mail to

Applicable law

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. Jurisdiction is Bonn, Germany.

Should individual provisions of these Terms and Conditions be ineffective or unenforceable or become ineffective or unenforceable after the conclusion of the contract, the validity of the remainder of the contract remains unaffected. The ineffective or unenforceable provision shall be replaced by the effective and enforceable provision whose effects come closest to the economic purpose pursued by the contracting parties with the invalid or unenforceable provision. The above provisions shall apply mutatis mutandis in the event that the contract proves to be incomplete.


Only the German version of the General Terms and Conditions of the congress is judicially liable. The English version is merely a service and has no judicial effect.

Bonn, 01.01.2018