Terms & Conditions

1. General

The Foundation for Steward-Ownership (Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum, represented by the Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum  e.V.), represented by Treuhänder Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum e.V., represented by Vorstände Armin Steuernagel, Till Wagner, Gregor Ernst, c/o Einhorn Products GmbH, Skalitzer Straße 100, 10997 Berlin, also reachable via info@stiftung-verantwortungseigentum.de (hereinafter referred to as “SVE”, “Organiser” or “we”) is the organizer of SO:23 – Day of Steward-Ownership (hereinafter also referred to as “Event”).

The purchase of tickets for participation in said event is made on the basis of these General Terms and Conditions (GTC). The GTC apply to the participation of the event. 

The booking of tickets and participation in the event is only permitted to natural persons and/ or legal entities of full age and unrestricted legal capacity.

Deviating terms and conditions of the customer are not recognized by SVE unless confirmed in writing by SVE itself. In the event of conflicting terms and conditions, silence on the part of SVE does not imply SVE’s agreement to the customer’s differing terms and conditions.

2. Registration/Conclusion of Contract

Registration for the SO:23 – Day of Steward-Ownership must be made online via the ticket shop by clicking on the button “Order ticket now” or in writing (using the respective registration form or by e-mail) and must be received by SVE within the deadline stated, if applicable. Registrations are deemed to be a binding contractual offer upon receipt by SVE. The receipt of online registration will be confirmed by an automated e-mail immediately after sending, whereby this automated e-mail does not constitute acceptance of the contract.

The contract is concluded upon receipt of the separate booking confirmation by e-mail by the customer. The contractual partner is the participant in the event. If the registration of the participant is made by a third party and this third party is also named as the invoice recipient, the registering third party functions as the contractual partner.

Registrations will be considered in the order in which they are received. Should certain selection criteria or access requirements exist for attending the desired event, these shall remain unaffected.

Every conference ticket is personalized. Therefore, we collect and process your personal data in accordance with our Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy. As high-ranking politicians, including the Federal President, will be attending the conference, we are also obligated to share personal data with the government authorities responsible for security checks. These authorities generally delete the data immediately after the conference ends. The protection of your personal data and the safety of the conference participants are of utmost importance to us.

3. Purchase Price and Terms of Payment

Registration for participation in the SO:23 – Day of Steward-Ownership obliges you to pay the price indicated for the selected ticket. All prices indicated are final prices. All tickets for the SO:23 – Day of Steward-Ownership event are subject to the reduced tax rate of 7% in accordance with § 12 para. 2 no. 8 letter a UStG. Purpose generally invoices the contractually agreed participation fees directly after the conclusion of the contract. The contractual partner must pay these fees – unless otherwise stated – within 14 days of receipt of the invoice, in the case of later registration by the start of the event, quoting the invoice number. The obligation to pay exists irrespective of benefits from third parties (e.g. reimbursement by the employer).

4. Cancellations, Withdrawals, and Termination

If the contractual partner is a consumer within the meaning of Section 13 of the German Civil Code (BGB), he or she shall be entitled to the right of withdrawal set out in the Annex to these GTC. In this case, the following provisions shall only apply after the expiry of the revocation period.

Cancellation is free of charge if unforeseeable, serious reasons justify it and make participation unreasonable unless otherwise stipulated in the special conditions for the respective offer. This applies in particular in the following cases:

  • The departure of the contractual partner from the company as a result of the termination.
  • Damage to the participant’s property as a result of fire, natural hazards, an accident involving the participant’s means of transport on the day of the event, or an intentional criminal act by a third party, provided that the damage is significant in relation to the economic situation and assets of the injured party or provided that his or her presence is necessary to assess the damage;
  • Death, serious accidental injury or unexpected serious illness of the participant, spouse, partner or children.

It is pointed out that the participant, in fulfillment of his or her obligations towards SVE, must provide appropriate evidence of the existence of a serious cause. Required is:

  • in the event of a serious accidental injury or unexpected serious illness, a medical certificate stating the diagnosis. A simple medical certificate is therefore usually not sufficient;
  • in the case of damage to property, proof of criminal charges or confirmation of insurance, as well as an affirmation in lieu of oath regarding the extent of the damage or the need to be present;
  • in the event of loss of employment, the letter of dismissal;
  • in the event of death, proof of death.

Cancellation of participation in the event must be made in writing by e-mail, fax, or letter.

If the registration is canceled after the conclusion of the contract, the following cancellation fees will apply if no substitute participant is provided for the event in question:

  • Cancellation less than 24 calendar days before the start of the event: 100 percent of the event price plus taxes, if applicable.

With regard to withdrawal and termination, the statutory provisions apply.

5. Cancellation of the Event/ Changes

SVE reserves the right to relocate and/or cancel the event or to use other speakers as a substitute. This applies in particular in the event that the number of participants does not cover the costs, speakers are unable to attend at short notice, force majeure, official prohibition, foreseeable official prohibition, or other factually justified reasons for which SVE is not directly responsible. In the event of cancellation, the rights of the participants shall be determined in accordance with the statutory regulations. In the event of a postponement, the registrations or tickets remain valid.

SVE reserves the right to change the outline of the event. This does not entitle the participant to withdraw from the contract or to reduce the participation fees. The possibility of cancellation for good cause remains unaffected.

SVE is not obliged to reimburse travel and accommodation costs or loss of working hours in such cases unless such costs are incurred due to gross negligence or intentional behavior on the part of the SVE. If rescheduling is not reasonable for the participant, he/she is entitled to cancel the booking immediately free of charge. Purpose recommends that participants take out travel cancellation insurance if necessary.

6. Liability

The organizer excludes any liability for slightly negligent breaches of duty, insofar as these do not concern essential contractual obligations (so-called cardinal obligations), damages from injury to life, body, or health, or guarantees or claims under the Product Liability Act are affected. Material contractual obligations are those whose fulfillment makes the proper performance of the contract possible in the first place and on whose fulfillment the participant may rely.

In relation to entrepreneurs, the liability of the organizer for the breach of essential contractual obligations is moreover limited to the amount of the damage typically foreseeable at the time of the conclusion of the contract.

The same applies to breaches of duty by the organizer’s vicarious agents and legal representatives.

7. Copyright

All materials, such as conference documents, presentations, illustrations, video recordings and software used, and other contents of the event are protected by copyright. Registered participants are granted a simple, non-transferable right to use the conference documents for personal use. In particular, participants and third parties are not permitted to change the content or editorial content of the conference documents – even in part – or to use modified versions, to copy them for third parties, to make them publicly accessible, or to forward them, to post them on the internet or other networks, whether for a fee or free of charge, to imitate them, to resell them, to market them or to use them for commercial purposes. Any copyright notices, marks, or trademarks may not be removed.

Filming or photographing or making sound recordings of the event is not permitted without written permission, regardless of the purpose.

8. Processing Film, Sound, and Visual Material

Photos, sound, and video recordings will be made in the course of the event. The photos may be published on the website and in social media channels as well as in print media in order to present the activities of the organizer (who is also the responsible person in terms of data protection) and to present the conference. The publication is for public relations purposes and to present the activities of the organizer.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

It can be assumed that the organizer’s interest in the production and use of the photos and video recordings does not unduly interfere with the rights and freedoms of the natural persons, in particular, because they have gone into the public space, the production and use of the photos have been pointed out in advance, and care is taken both in the production of photos and video recordings and in the publication of the same that no legitimate interests of persons depicted are violated. If the rights and freedoms of a person depicted are violated for reasons worthy of special consideration, we will take appropriate measures to prevent further dissemination. Any publication will only take place after prior examination as to whether there are reasons against publication.

The data will not be passed on to recipients who pursue their own purposes with this data. Third-party recipients are contractually obliged by the responsible party to comply with all data protection regulations in accordance with legal requirements. In the case of social media channels, however, it may be that the respective social media service receives a right of exploitation of the published data.

As a data subject, you are generally entitled to the right to information, correction, deletion, restriction, objection, and data portability within the framework of the legal provisions. In particular, you can separately object to the acceptance of our balance of interests. To exercise your rights, please contact info@stiftung-verantwortungseigentum.de. If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates data protection law or that your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data.

9. Language and Applicable Law

This translation of these GTC serves only as a reading aid. In the event of disputes or questions of interpretation, only the German version of these GTC shall be used.

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply exclusively. For consumers, this shall only apply insofar as no legal provisions of the country in which the customer is domiciled or habitually resident are restricted thereby. 

10. Place of Performance and Jurisdiction

The place of performance for the implementation of events and services in Berlin. If the customer is a merchant, a legal entity under public law, or a special fund under public law, the exclusive place of jurisdiction shall be Berlin.

11. Data Protection and General Privacy Policy

In addition to the personal data processing already described above under VII., personal customer data is processed for the preparation, implementation, and follow-up of the event. This is done for the purposes of processing the registration for an event, the implementation, and billing. Unless otherwise stated, this data includes: Name of the contractual partner or participant, the name of the company, the postal address of the company and/or participant, the e-mail address, the IP address, and the time of online registration in order to be able to prove registration by the participant or contractual partner in the event of a dispute, as well as payment information, such as account and credit card details, for the purposes of payment processing and combating abuse.

Except in the cases already described under VII., Purpose does not pass on any personal data of customers to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to do so or the customer has expressly consented to this in advance. If a third party is used for services in connection with the handling of processing operations, the provisions of the GDPR shall be complied with. The data provided by the customer in the course of the order will be processed exclusively for the purpose of contacting the customer within the framework of the processing of the contract and only for the purpose for which the customer provided the data. The payment data will be passed on to the credit institution commissioned with the payment. Insofar as the provider is subject to retention periods under commercial or tax law, the storage of some data may last up to ten years.

Information on all personal data of customers is available free of charge. For questions and requests for deletion, correction, or blocking of personal data as well as collection, processing, and use, the customer can contact us by e-mail at info@stiftung-verantwortungseigentum.de or at the following address: 

Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum, represented by Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum  e.V., Dr. Till Wagner, c/o Einhorn Products GmbH, Skalitzer Straße 100, 10997 Berlin.

In addition, we refer to the general data protection declaration, which is available via the following link: https://ve23.org/privacy-policy/?lang=en

12. Salvatory clause

The invalidity of any provision of these GTC shall not affect the validity of the other provisions.

13. Right of Cancellation or Withdrawal for Customers

Customers who are consumers within the meaning of § 13 BGB (German Civil Code) have the right to revoke this contract within fourteen days without giving reasons. The withdrawal period is fourteen days from the day of the conclusion of the contract.

To exercise your right of withdrawal, you must inform us (Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum,  represented by Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum e.V., Dr. Till Wagner, c/o Einhorn Products GmbH, Skalitzer Straße 100, 10997 Berlin, +49 177 6370385,  info@stiftung-verantwortungseigentum.de) ) of your decision to withdraw from this contract by means of a clear declaration (e.g. an e-mail, a letter sent by post). You can use the attached model withdrawal form for this purpose, which is, however, not mandatory.

To comply with the withdrawal period, it is sufficient that you send the notification of the exercise of the right of withdrawal before the expiry of the withdrawal period.

14. Consequences of cancellation

In the event that the contract is canceled, SVE shall reimburse the customer for the payment of the ticket(s) without undue delay and at the latest within fourteen days of the day on which we receive notification of your cancellation. For this repayment, we will use the same means of payment that the buyer used for the original transaction unless expressly agreed otherwise; in no case will fees be charged for this repayment.

This right of withdrawal does not apply if the booked event has taken place and the customer has participated in it.

Sample cancellation form for consumers

If you wish to cancel the contract, you can use this form as a sample and complete it and return it to us. 

Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum,  represented by Stiftung Verantwortungseigentum e.V.

c/o Einhorn Products GmbH

Skalitzer Straße 100

10997 Berlin


I / we (*) hereby revoke the contract concluded by me/us for the provision of

the following service (*): Participation in SO:22 – Conference on


Ordered/ received on:

Name of consumer:

Address of consumer:

Signature of consumer (only for notifications on paper):

Place, date

(*) Please delete where inapplicable

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