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Iowa Ideas Events Rules, Terms and Conditions

Jan 31, 2017 at 10:45 am

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The Gazette news website uses your personal information for three general purposes. First, we use the information to provide you with the services you request and to respond to billing and/or other questions related to such service offerings. Second, we use the information to understand your use of our website and to notify you about updates to one of our sites or to send you marketing materials or promotional offers that may be of interest. Third, we may use this information in aggregate form to help us evaluate and modify existing services and to help us develop additional services that are likely to be of interest to our users.

We may share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties in limited instances. For example, we may share your personal information with unaffiliated third parties as is necessary to process or collect payments, or service registered-user accounts. We also may hire third-party technology providers to host The Gazette news website and to store your personal information.

We may also share aggregate, non-personal information about website usage with unaffiliated third parties, including, but not limited to, government agencies, advertisers and the media. This aggregate information does not contain any personal information about our users. 

We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit The Gazette news website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address, email address or telephone number) about your visit to our website in order to provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. In the course of serving advertisements to the our website, our third-party advertisers may place or recognize a unique "cookie" on your browser. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by advertising companies, please send an e-mail to 

Finally, we may be required to disclose personal information by law or legal process, to protect and defend the rights or property of a Gazette news site, or to protect the personal safety of users to one of our sites. We also reserve the right to contact appropriate authorities when activities that are illegal or violate our policies are taking place on The Gazette Company news sites. 

You do not need to provide any personally identifiable information to use a Gazette news site. In general, you can visit our website without telling us who you are or revealing any personally identifiable information.

We may apply a "cookie" to your browser to track user patterns in order to understand what portions of our sites are receiving higher traffic than others, but that data is aggregate data and will not have uniquely identifying characteristics.

However, if you want to use certain online services, you may be asked to provide some personal information, such as your name, mailing address or e-mail address. We also may ask you to choose a user name and password and provide that information when accessing certain online features. If you do not want to give us any personal information, you can always decide not to use the services. The choice is yours. We are only interested in offering you convenient online services that match your interests and needs.


Attendees agrees that The Gazette and its affiliates shall have the perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free license and right to collect and maintain, and to reproduce, publish, display, transmit, distribute, adapt, create derivative works from, syndicate and otherwise exploit or use, commercially or otherwise, in any medium, any and all pictures, video, and sound from any Iowa Ideas event, including the name and likeness of attendees associated with an Iowa Ideas event, whether prior to, concurrently with, or following attendee’s submission of a purchase order for ticket.

Attendance Rules

The Gazette, in its sole discretion, may expel attendees from any Iowa Ideas  event immediately. If The Gazette expels an attendee, NO REFUND WILL BE ISSUED TO THE ATTENDEE. All decisions of The Gazette with respect to enforcement of these Rules, Terms and Conditions are final, binding and absolute and not subject to inquiry or appeal.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Gazette makes no warranties with respect to the Iowa Ideas events or attendee’s participation in them. All goods and services provided by The Gazette with respect to the an Iowa Ideas event are provided “AS IS”.

Limitation of Liability

Attendees agrees that the Gazette is not responsible for any damage or theft to attendees, their personal items, or injury to any person by any causes whatsoever. Attemdees agrees to make no claim for any reason whatsoever, including negligence, against The Gazette or its affiliates, their shareholders, directors, officers, employees or agents, or the location of the event, for loss, theft, damage or destruction of property; nor for any injury to attendee while at the event.

Governing Law

The laws of the state of Iowa shall govern this contract, without regard to Iowa’s choice of law rules. The state and federal courts located in Linn County, Iowa shall have exclusive jurisdiction over all suits and proceedings arising out of or in conjunction with this contract. The parties hereby submit to the jurisdiction of said courts for the purpose of any such suits or proceedings.

Amendments to Rules

The Gazette reserves the right to modify these Rules, Terms and Conditions and to adopt additional rules from time to time in its sole discretion concerning an Iowa Ideas event. Any such modifications or additional rules shall be effective immediately upon adoption and notice to attendees, and the attendees agree to comply with all such modifications and additional rules.


Attendee agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless The Gazette, its affiliates and their shareholders, directors, officers, employees, and agents from and against any and all third party claims and other liabilities (including reasonable attorney’s fees) that are caused by, arise from, or grow out of the negligent acts or omissions of the attendee.


Attendee may not assign any of its rights or delegate any of its duties under this contract without the prior written consent of The Gazette. All of the terms and provisions of this Agreement shall be binding on, and shall inure to the benefit of, the respective successors and permitted assigns of the parties.

Force Majeure

The Gazette shall not be liable for delay or failure of performance with respect to this contract caused by an Act of God, action by any governmental or quasi- governmental entity, fire, flood, insurrection, riot, explosion, embargo, terrorist attacks, strikes whether legal or illegal, labor or material shortage, transportation interruption of any kind, work slowdown, or any condition beyond the control of The Gazette (“Force Majeure Events”). In such event, The Gazette shall at its option be entitled to retain such reasonable portion of the attendee fees as required to compensate The Gazette for expenses incurred up to the time of the Force Majeure Event. This contract shall not become valid and binding until a ticket has been purchased by the attendee for an Iowa Ideas event..


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