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Terms and Conditions of Use

1. General Information

IWRA's XVIII World Water Congress ("the XVIII World Water Congress") is the international congress hosted by International Water Resources Association (IWRA) and Ministry of Water Resources of the People's Republic of China (MWR), organised by the General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (MWR) and the China National Committee of the IWRA and the Beijing Water Authority. It will be held from September 11 - 15, 2023, in Beijing, the People's Republic of China. Your use of www.worldwatercongress.com will always be subject to, at a minimum, the terms and conditions set out in this document. These are referred to as the "Master Terms." In addition, your use of the Website may also be subject to the terms of any legal notice applicable to the Website, in addition to the Master Terms. All such terms supplementing these Master Terms are referred to below as the "Additional Terms." The Master Terms, together with any Additional Terms, form a binding legal agreement between you and the XVIII World Water Congress in relation to your use of the Website. Collectively, this legal agreement is referred to below as the "Terms". If there is any contradiction between the Additional Terms and the Master Terms, then the Additional Terms shall take precedence in relation to the Website to which the Additional Terms apply.

2. Your Agreement to the Terms

Your access or use of www.worldwatercongress.com in any way signifies that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the terms. By accessing or using www.worldwatercongress.com it also represents that you have the legal authority to accept the Terms on behalf of yourself and any party you represent in connection with your use of Website. If you do not agree to the Terms, you are not authorised to use Website.

3. Changes to the Terms

The XVIII World Water Congress may change, remove, add to modify the Terms, and reserves the right to do so in its discretion. In that case, we will post the updated Master Terms or Additional Terms, as relevant, to the Website and indicate the date of revision. We may send a message to your e-mail address, or we may display a notice on the Website indicating that the Terms have changed. All amended Terms take effect immediately. If you do not agree with any modification to the Terms, you may terminate this agreement by ceasing use of the Website. Your continued use of Website after revised Terms are effective indicate that you have read, understood and agreed to these Terms.

4. Provision of the Website

The XVIII World Water Congress makes the Website available to you on the Terms. You may only use the Website in accordance with these Master Terms and any applicable Additional Terms. In particular but without limitation, you may not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Master Terms, any applicable Additional Terms, or any other conditions or notices that are made available on any Website.

5. Location of the Website

The Website Services are controlled and offered by the XVIII World Water Congress from its facilities in the People's Republic of China. The XVIII World Water Congress makes no representations that the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you are accessing or using any Website from other jurisdictions, you do so at your own risk and you are responsible for compliance with local laws.

6. Registered Users

By registering an account on the Website, you can register for the Congress, submit the paper abstract or paper for presentation or poster, with the account. The XVIII World Water Congress reserves the right to modify or discontinue the accounts of Registered Users and related Services at any time. The XVIII World Water Congress disclaims any and all liability to Registered Users.

7. Privacy Policy

The XVIII World Water Congress is committed to responsibly handling the information and data collected through our Website and agrees to use your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy and the Terms. The Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated by reference into these Master Terms.

8. Copyright Complaints

The XVIII World Water Congress respects the intellectual property rights of others, and we prohibit users of our Website from submitting, uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting any materials that violate another person's intellectual property rights.

Date: 12 May 2022 (Ver. 3.0)