We do not, under any circumstances, share personal data about our attendees with third parties. Registration is open to all and limited to what attendees enter when registering. We absolutely will not sell or distribute attendee lists for sales purposes. If you would prefer to register without providing some of the information on the registration form, please contact an organizer.
Afrikan Community Sustainability is a straightforward, Afrikan-centered sustainability group, and sponsors only cover the costs of hosting the site. We do not have have standard arrangements for those who are hearing impaired, visually impaired, gender-neutral, or disabled. If you have any concerns or special considerations, please contact the organizers before the event.
Recording/Social Media Policy:
Afrikan Community Sustainability Summit is a place to share information, not only with other participants, but also with those who may not be able to attend. Sessions are, by default, considered open and can be written about on social media and photographed. Please assume all speakers and participants are sharing their own thoughts and opinions. If you do not want your picture taken, your words to be recorded or for either photographs or words to be attributed to you, please let other attendees know. As a courtesy, please always ask prior to creating sound or video recordings of any event. Please be thoughtful and respectful with your photographs, recording, and sharing.
We expect participants to follow these rules at all summit-related social events. Be respectful to each other.
The Black Sustainability Summit is audience fueled and presenter-neutral. The group is dedicated to being open, welcoming, thought-provoking, and free of anyone exploiting attendees, and experiences in loosely structured discussions.
Because of our interactive and open environment, we will not not tolerate harassment in any form.
Black Sustainability, Inc. is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, , disability, physical appearance, body size, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Conference participants violating these rules may be asked to leave or blocked from future events at the discretion of the organizers.
Harassment includes verbal comments that reinforce social structures of domination related to gender, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, religion/spiritual system; sexual images in public spaces; deliberate intimidation; stalking; following; harassing photography or recording; sustained disruption of talks or other events; inappropriate physical contact; and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.
If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the summit. If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer immediately for help.
Black Sustainability, Inc.
Black Sustainability Summit
Terms and Conditions
ACCEPTANCE OF POLICIES AND REGISTRATION CONDITIONS
Black Sustainability Summit is a virtual and in-person program/annual event hosted by Black Sustainability, Inc. The following Black Sustainability, Inc. (BSI), Black Sustainability Summit Registration Terms & Conditions (the “Terms & Conditions”) apply to all BSI events. Prior to your registration, attendees must acknowledge and accept the Terms & Conditions contained herein. Should you not wish to accept the Terms & Conditions you should not register. Submission of a registration is regarded as affirmation of your acceptance of the Event Terms & Conditions.
HOW WE WILL USE YOUR INFORMATION
BSI is committed to data privacy and protecting your personal information. Information on how BSI collects, processes, and uses your data is included in the BSI Privacy
Policy which is hereby incorporated into the Terms & Conditions below. Additionally, by submitting your email address during the event registration process, you agree that BSI and its event partners may send you event-related information. A valid email address is required for all registrations.
BSI uses the personal data you provide in this registration for administering your participation in this event. This may include information about the event’s content, event
logistics, payment, updates, and additional information related to the event. Information you provide when registering for or participating in an event managed
or co-sponsored by parties other than or in addition to BSI may be shared with those parties, and the treatment of such information is further subject to the privacy policies of
those parties. Except as described herein, BSI will not disclose your personal data to any other third party without your consent except where required to do so by law.
BSI prohibits discrimination, harassment, and bullying against any person for because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religion, gender, or any other characteristic protected by law.
EVENT CONDUCT AND SAFETY
BSI is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment to all participants, including staff and vendors, at BSI-related events. BSI has zero tolerance for discrimination, harassment, or bullying in any form at BSI-related events. Participants are expected to adhere to these principles and respect the rights of others.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU WITNESS OR ARE SUBJECTED TO UNACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOR:
Participants should report any, behavior inconsistent with these principles to event staff. Event staff will be happy to assist those experiencing harassment to feel
safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance. You may also contact BSI directly to report a concern at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LIABILITY WAIVER & RELEASE
In consideration of being allowed to register for, and participate in the event, you hereby warrant and represent that you freely waive, release from liability, assume all risks, and covenant not to sue BSI or its members, employees, board members, agents, or volunteers, for any expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage, or property theft or actions of any kind that you may hereafter suffer or sustain before, during, or after the event, unless said expense, loss, damage, personal injury, including loss of life, illness, disability, property damage or property theft or actions of any kind is caused by the
partial or sole, gross negligence of BSI. This Liability Waiver and Release is specifically binding upon your heirs and assigns and is knowingly given.
SERVICE AS AN INVITED SPEAKER
If you agree to speak at an BSI sponsored event, we may share your contact and biographical information with event attendees. Sometimes we may also request a
photograph. In other cases, we post on the respective event website information such as your name, employer, physical work address, work email address, as well as a link to your company website and/or professional LinkedIn page available to the public. This is so that visitors to the event website, including event attendees and speakers, can contact you with questions and requests for more information, and to provide feedback if needed.
Additionally, speaker content will be shared with our network following the summit and may be used in promotional context for future summits and courses.
USAGE OF PHOTOGRAPHIC AND VIDEO MATERIAL TAKEN AT BSI EVENTS
To comply with global data privacy laws, BSI imposes certain restrictions on the use of multimedia at its events (e.g. photography, video, audio, online streaming, and all future mediums). An attendee is permitted to use hand-held cameras and/or smart phones to take photographs and capture digital images for personal, non-commercial use, provided the photography is not disruptive. Photographs may not be published, sold, reproduced, transmitted, distributed or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.
BSI may hire professional service providers (photo/video/streaming/audio) to document and display the event experience. BSI may also use social media (e.g. Twitter) to: (i)
post real-time photos and videos to its social media feeds; and (ii) display select submissions from those feeds on monitors throughout the event venue. Attendees and
sponsors are encouraged to capture their event experiences and post their own social content from the event (text, photos, audio, video, streaming), provided it does not infringe upon the rights of any attendee, sponsor, third party, or BSI. Such infringement would include, but is not limited to, defamation or infringement of intellectual property rights. In the event an attendee requires a release or permission to protect the rights of a third party, obtaining such a release or permission shall be the sole responsibility of the attendee.
By attending the event, you acknowledge and agree as follows: (a) BSI may edit and use footage it captures at the event for marketing and promotional activities and for any
other lawful purpose in the ordinary course of its business; and (b) due to the prevalence of mobile recording devices in today’s world, BSI disclaims all liability for the capture of your image in any multimedia format by other attendees at the event.
BSI reserves the right to change, amend, add or remove any of the above Terms & Conditions in its sole discretion and without prior notice. If one or more of the conditions
outlined in these Terms & Conditions should become invalid, the remaining conditions will continue to be valid and apply. These Terms & Conditions apply to all event participants (attendees, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors). The views expressed by any event attendee, speaker, exhibitor, or sponsor are not necessarily those of BSI. All attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors are solely responsible for the content of all individual or corporation presentations, marketing collateral, and/or advertising.
*Afrika is spelled with a ‘K’ throughout this site in recognition that traditional Afrikan languages did not have hard Cs in their vocabulary and in acknowledgement that Africa is not the true name of the vast continent. Afrika represents a redefined Africa; when one speaks of Africa versus Afrika, two different world-views are being articulated; one supporting the Afrikan ethos and the other supporting the European ethos. We use Afrikan when referencing any person of Afrikan descent, whether from the continent or across the Diaspora (North America, Caribbean, South America, East Asia & West Asia/Europe).*