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BLACK HAT USA 2014 REGISTRATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

We strongly advise that you print this page and keep a copy for your records.

Once you have completed your registration, please read your Order Confirmation email to make sure that you have been registered for the correct class BEFORE the start of the conference. If you find that you have been registered for the incorrect class, you must contact us by June 30, 2014 in order for us to move you to the class you originally wanted to be in (space pending). Please read the TRAINING CLASS CHANGE REQUEST policy below.


Age Limit

Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) will be permitted on the premise at any time during the Black Hat USA 2014.


AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

If you require special assistance, auxiliary aids, interpreters or other reasonable accommodations while participating in the Training(s), please email Cassandra Reyes-Jones or call 415-947-6418 at least six weeks prior to the event date.


AUDIO & VIDEO RECORDINGS

Attendees are not permitted to record any of the sessions at Black Hat. Anyone caught recording, whether it be audio or video, may be asked to leave.


BADGES

All persons attending Black Hat must have a badge visible on their person at all times. Spouses, friends, peers, etc. are not granted access any conference areas or events without a badge. If you wish for anyone to accompany you to any of the conference events including meals, reception, breaks or sessions, you must register them and pay the appropriate fees. Lost, misplaced, stolen, forgotten badges will incur a replacement fee equal to the current, on-site rate of your pass type. If your badge was complimentary, the fee will be the current, on-site rate.


Briefings Workshops

Workshops offered during the Briefings have limited seating in the rooms and are first come, first served. Standing room is allowed based on Fire Marshal regulations.


CANCELLATION POLICY

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Code of Conduct

Black Hat believes our community should be open for everyone. As such, we are committed to providing a friendly, safe and welcoming environment. By participating you agree to abide by the Code of Conduct which can be viewed here.


Continuing Education Credits

Black Hat provides Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for those who are certified through (ISC)2:

You can request CPE credits by entering your certificate number on the online registration form.

Special service for CISSPs and SSCPs: Black Hat will automatically forward your earned CPE credits to (ISC)2 upon completion of Training and/or Briefings, thirty days after the event has ended. Please allow four to six weeks for (ISC)2 to post your hours.

CPE is a globally recognized standard unit of measure for continuing education for security professionals. Please see (ISC)2 for more information regarding the certification process. Please note Black Hat does not maintain records of earned CPE credits. It is the responsibility of the student to maintain his or her own records.


Delegate Receivables

Each paid Briefings registrant will receive a Conference Proceedings CD containing submitted conference materials.


Group Discount

Black Hat is pleased to offer group discounts of 10% off Briefings for groups of 6 or more and 15% off Briefings for groups of 12 or more. The discount rate is applicable for the Briefings only; there are no additional discounts for Training. The discount will be based on the rate at the time the completed Group Registration Form and list of delegates is received.

Group registration requests are not available after June 30, 2014 and we cannot retroactively apply a discount to a group if they have previously registered as individuals.

ALL groups wishing to apply for a group discount must contact the conference administrator PRIOR to registering online.

If you have already registered and paid in full your registration, you are not eligible for a discount if your organization also submits and qualifies for a group registration. You may cancel your registration minus the $300 registration fee by June 30, 2014 if you wish to partake in your organization's group registration.

For additional assistance, please email for more information.


LETTERS OF INVITATION

If you require a Letter of Invitation to attend this event, please email the Black Hat registration team at blackhatregistration@ubm.com to request a letter. Letters of Invitation are usually only required by international attendees who must obtain a visa in order to attend the conference.

Letters of Invitation are only issued in the name of the registrant and will be emailed as a pdf and the original sent by regular, US First Class mail. Letters of Invitation will only be provided to individuals who have registered and paid to attend.


MEALS

TRAININGS: All fully paid Trainings delegates will receive continental breakfast, lunch and two coffee services per day of paid attendance.

BRIEFINGS: All fully paid Briefings delegates will receive continental breakfast and two coffee services per day of paid attendance.

* Lunch is not included in the cost of Briefings passes, however, food will be available for purchase within the Convention Center.

We do our best to fulfill special meal needs and requests received before July 20, 2014, however, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to meet them.


Minors At The Event

Due to safety concerns, no one under the age of 18 (including infants in strollers) will be permitted on the show floor at any time during the Black Hat Conference.


Non-Registered GUESTS

All persons attending Black Hat must have a badge visible on their person at all times. Spouses, friends, peers, etc. are not granted access any conference areas or events without a badge. If you wish for anyone to accompany you to any of the conference events including meals, reception, breaks or sessions, you must register them and pay the appropriate fees.


PAYMENT

Outstanding balances are due at the start of the conference. Admission to the Training and Briefings will not be allowed and registration credentials will not be issued until all fees have been paid in full. Black Hat reserves the right to cancel your training registration if we do not receive payment by June 30, 2014.

EIN/TIN: 11-2240940; Dun and Bradstreet: 06-592-6420

Wire Transfers: If you are paying by check or wire transfer, please note that payment in full needs to reach Black Hat no later than June 30, 2014 or your training and briefings registration may be cancelled and the seat given to a paid registrant. You will be notified in the event of this happening. Please forward a copy of the SWIFT receipt and the Wire Transfer form once the funds have been sent.

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Credit Cards: We accept Mastercard, Visa & American Express. All credit cards are processed at the time of your registration.

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Checks: If your check is returned to us as unprocessable, you will incur a $50 check handling fee and must provide payment in the form of a Certified Check or US money order. You will be notified in the event of this happening. Personal checks will not be accepted on-site.

All checks should be endorsed to: Black Hat USA 2014

Checks should be mailed to:

BLACK HAT USA 2014
Black Hat Registrations
303 2nd Street Suite 900 South Tower
San Francisco, CA 94107

Registrants who do not forward the appropriate paperwork within five (5) business days of making the registration will have their registration deleted. Purchase Order: Purchase Orders are NOT ACCEPTED for this event. You may request an invoice but Black Hat does not agree to any terms of purchase orders.

ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE BY JUNE 30, 2014 OR YOUR REGISTRATION WILL BE CANCELED. IF YOU ARE REGISTERED FOR A TRAINING CLASS, YOUR SEAT WILL BE RELEASED TO A PAYING DELEGATE.

Declined Credit Card Transactions: If your credit card is declined, DO NOT make a second registration or register multiple times. Those who do will be charged a $300 administration fee per declined transaction. This is called the Registration Cancellation Administration Fee. If your credit card is declined, please contact your credit card company first to inform them of the issue and contact us at +1 866 203 8081 (GMT-8) after you have spoken to the credit card issuer.


Privacy Statement

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2014 © Black Hat USA 2014 Registration Terms and Conditions

All inquiries, correspondence and issues related to conference registration should be directed to Black Hat via email

In the event you need immediate assistance our registration team can be reached via phone:


PROGRAM CHANGES

Black Hat reserves the right to make changes in the conference programs, Trainings and speakers, or to cancel programs if enrollment criteria are not met, or when conditions beyond its control prevail. All conference sessions are filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. Arrive early to ensure a seat!


PROMO CODES

Promo codes are only applicable to registrations that are completed online. Only one promo code may be applied to an individual registration. Promo codes may not be combined. Promo codes must be applied at the time of registration. Promo codes may not be applied after registrations have been completed and paid.


RECEIPTS

Receipts are auto generated from the system once your registration is completed and paid in full. Receipts will be sent via email to the REGISTRANT'S primary and secondary (if provided) email address.


REFUNDS

Refunds will only be given if a Black Hat Registration Update Form is completed and returned by June 30, 2014.

Credit Cards: Refunds for credit card payments will only be to the original card charged.

Checks: Payments made via check will be refunded with a check. Check refunds will be issued NET 45 from the date of receipt of a completed Black Hat Registration Update Form and a completed W9.

Wires: Payments made via wire will be refunded via bank wire. Wire refunds will be issued NET 45 from the date of receipt of a completed Black Hat Registration Update Form and a completed W8.

All refund requests must be accompanied by a completed Black Hat Registration Update Form and either a W8 for international bank wires or a W9 for US Corporate check refunds.


SUBSTITUTIONS

Substitutions, including those made on-site, are allowed with the written permission of the original registrant. You may submit your request via e-mail or fax by completing the Black Hat Registration Update Form.

If you qualified and registered under the 2014 Alumni program, your registration may be substituted to another qualified Alumnus, however, if the substitution is made to an individual who is not an Alumnus, the difference in fees will be due.

If you find that you have registered yourself for the incorrect class, you must contact us by June 30, 2014 in order for us to move you to the class you originally wanted to be in (space pending). We cannot move you to another class after June 30, 2014.

A substitution is a straight transfer of registration credentials.


Training CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION

If you do not receive a Training Certificate of Training, you must request your certificate no later than 48 hours after the end of the conference or you will not receive one. Black Hat does not replace lost, stolen or misplaced Certificates of Completion.


Training CLASS CANCELLATIONS BY BLACK HAT

If Black Hat is forced to close a training class due to low enrollment, you have the following options:


Training CLASS CHANGE REQUEST

If you wish to change classes, you must submit the Black Hat Registration Update Form by June 30, 2014. You will be billed the difference in the class cost. All outstanding fees must be paid in full by June 30, 2014.

If you are owed a refund for the difference of the class cost, you will be sent a refund via the same method of payment.

Class change requests will not be accepted after June 30, 2014.

All trainers are paid per student registered for the class and it would be unfair to the trainers to change their expected enrollment once we have guaranteed them a certain number of students.

You are registered only for the training class you selected. In order to change classes, you must complete the Training Class Change Request no later than June 30, 2014 space pending. After this date, we cannot change your training class unless it has been cancelled.

Please Email your request to: blackhatregistration@ubm.com. Class space for the training is extremely limited and we have sold out in years past so there is no guarantee that space will be available in the class you are requesting.


Training CLASS RESERVATIONS

All Training seats are reserved in order of payment received. The only way to hold a seat in a training course is to be paid in full at the time of your registration. Black Hat reserves the right to cancel your unpaid registration without notification in order to guarantee the seat to another delegate.


All inquiries, correspondence and issues related to conference registration should be directed to Black Hat via email
blackhatregistration@ubm.com
In the event you need immediate assistance our registration team can be reached via
phone: +1 (415) 947-6846 or 866.203.8081
fax 415.947.6011
Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm PST.