2023 World Pork Expo Attendee Rules and Regulations
1. Binding Contract
The terms and conditions set forth below, as well as the Rules (as such term is defined below) form a binding contract between the National Pork Producers Council (the “Management”) and the attendee named in the Application to which these terms and conditions are attached (the “Attendee”) which concerns the 2023 World Pork Expo (the “Exposition”). The terms and conditions set forth below, as well as the Rules and the application to which these terms and conditions are attached (the “Application”) collectively form the parties’ agreement (this “Agreement”). This Agreement is binding on the Attendee from and after the time that the Attendee clicks “Submit” below. If this Agreement is completed by a third party on behalf of the Attendee, such third party confirms that: (A) he/she is authorized to enter into this Agreement on behalf of, and to bind, the Attendee; and (B) all provisions of this Agreement shall be enforceable against the Attendee as if he/she personally executed and delivered this Agreement.
2. Compliance with applicable laws and rules
At all times, the Attendee shall comply with: (A) all applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations and ordinances; (B) all of the terms of this Agreement; (C) all rules, policies, procedures and directions of the Management, and (D) all rules, policies, procedures and directions issued by the Iowa State Fair Authority (all such items, collectively, the “Rules”).
The Management shall have sole authority to interpret and enforce the Rules and this Agreement and to make any amendments hereto and thereto as it, in its sole discretion, deems necessary for the orderly conduct of the Exposition. The Attendee agrees that amendments and all subsequent correspondence issued by the Management shall not require the Attendee’s consent and shall be binding on the Attendee upon his/her receipt of written notice from the Management. Any and all matters or questions not specifically covered by this Agreement shall be resolved exclusively by the Management, in its sole discretion. The Attendee agrees to accept and abide by all such decisions.
If the Attendee violates any of the Rules or otherwise breaches this Agreement, the Attendee shall be subject to immediate ejection, without refund.
3. Cancellation by Attendee.
If the Attendee wishes to cancel his/her attendance at the Exposition and receive a refund of admissions fees, he/she may do so by delivering to the Management written notice ON OR BEFORE 5:00 PM, local time, in Des Moines, Iowa on April 29, 2023, provided that the Attendee individually purchased his/her entrance to the Exposition. No refund of admission fees will be made for cancellations received after 5:00 PM, local time, in Des Moines, Iowa on April 29, 2023 or for tickets purchased by employers or third-parties.
4. Assumption of the Risk, Limitation of Liability
THE ATTENDEE ACKNOWLEDGES AND AGREES THAT, PARTICIPATION IN THE EXPOSITION INVOLVES INHERENT RISKS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RISK OF PROPERTY DAMAGE, ILLNESS, CONTRACTING OR SPREADING DISEASE, PERSONAL INJURY, AND/OR DEATH, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM, AMONG OTHER THINGS: (A) EXPOSURE TO, TRANSMISSION OR SPREADING OF, COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (FOR HUMANS OR ANIMALS); AND/OR (B) THE ACTS, OMISSIONS OR NEGLIGENCE OF ANY THIRD-PARTY, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE MANAGEMENT, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, AFFILIATES STATE ORGANIZATIONS, DONORS, INVESTORS, SUBCONTRACTORS, THE IOWA STATE FAIR AUTHORITY, AND ALL OF ITS AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS, EXECUTORS, SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “MANAGEMENT PARTIES”), OR ANY OF THEM.
THE ATTENDEE ASSUMES THE RISK OF, AND ACCEPTS FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR, ANY AND ALL PROPERTY DAMAGE, ILLNESS, PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH SUSTAINED BY: (I) THE ATTENDEE, OR ANY OF HIS/HER PROPERTY; OR (II) ANY THIRD-PARTY OR THE PROPERTY OF ANY THIRD-PARTY; BY REASON OF THE ATTENDEE'S ATTENDANCE AT, OR HIS/HER PARTICIPATION IN, THE EXPOSITION AND ALL RELATED ACTIVITIES, AND ACCRUING FROM ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE MANAGEMENT PARTIES, OR ANY OF THEM. TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY IOWA LAW, THE ATTENDEE, ON BEHALF OF HIMSELF/HERSELF AND HIS/HER EMPLOYER, IF ANY, AND ALL THIRD-PARTIES, WAIVES AND RELEASES ANY CLAIM OR OTHER RIGHT OF RECOVERY HE/SHE MAY IN THE FUTURE HAVE AGAINST THE MANAGEMENT PARTIES, OR ANY OF THEM, WITH RESPECT TO THE MATTERS DESCRIBED ABOVE.
The Attendee expressly understands and agrees that the foregoing assumption of the risk clause relates and applies to matters arising not only during the hours the Exposition is open to all attendees, but also at all hours of each day that the Exposition is open, and, in addition, the foregoing assumption of the risk clause expressly includes any latent or contingent damage, injuries or liability arising or discovered at a later date as the result of, or related to, the Attendee's attendance at, or participation in, the Exposition or related activities.
THE ATTENDEE FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THE MANAGEMENT HAS MADE NO WARRANTIES TO HIM/HER OF ANY TYPE WHATSOEVER AND THAT THE MANAGEMENT HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. IN ADDITION, THE MAXIMUM AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF THE MANAGEMENT PARTIES, OR ANY OF THEM, FOR ANY CLAIM IN ANY WAY ARISING FROM OR RELATED TO THE EXPOSITION, THE ATTENDEE'S ATTENDANCE AT, OR PARTICIPATION IN, THE EXPOSITION OR RELATED ACTIVITIES, OR THIS AGREEMENT, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE (INCLUDING ANY NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION) SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT ACTUALLY PAID BY THE ATTENDEE IN CONNECTION WITH HIS/HER REGISTRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT OR $750, WHICHEVER IS LESS.
5. Delays or Cancellation.
The Management shall not be responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder involving the Exposition or otherwise, to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, conditions or restrictions arising in connection with pandemics, epidemics or disease outbreaks (in animals or humans), including but not limited to outbreaks of Foreign Animal Diseases as well as the risks and the possible consequences of infection, the availability of the venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without the fault or negligence of the Management or any related party. The Management may, in its sole discretion, for one or more of such reasons, postpone, reschedule or cancel the Exposition without liability on the part of the Management Parties, or any of them. If the Exposition is postponed or cancelled pursuant to this section, the Management shall not be liable to Attendee for any costs, and other losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or other financial losses or damages, regardless of form, including special, incidental, indirect and consequential damages. In the event that the Management cancels the Exposition, it shall determine, in its sole discretion, what portion, if any, it shall refund of the amounts paid by the Attendee under this Agreement, if any.
6. Governing Law and Venue.
This Agreement shall be governed by the internal laws of the State of Iowa. Any dispute arising out of, or related to, this Agreement and/or the Rules shall be brought only before the state or federal courts located in Polk County, Iowa, and the Attendee consents to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction of such courts and covenants not to object to venue in such courts or to bring an action in any other courts.
No failure or delay of the Management to exercise any right or remedy hereunder shall be deemed a waiver of such right or remedy unless an express waiver in writing, and any waiver given by the Management in any instance shall not be considered a waiver for any other instance or purpose. The assumption of risk provisions under Section 4 above are intended by the parties to be enforceable and as broad as possible under Iowa law; in the event that any court of competent jurisdiction finds such provisions to be overbroad or unenforceable, the parties request the court modify such provisions to the extent necessary to make them enforceable under Iowa law and then enforce such provisions as modified.