Terms and Conditions of Attendance

Terms and Conditions of Attendance

We encourage everyone interested in attending Heritage events and programs to join us as we work to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.

REGISTRATION

If you are able to join us we encourage you to register in advance and in some cases it is required. Most of the time you may be able to register on-site. Registering for or attending an event indicates you agree to the following terms and conditions of attendance. However, registration does not guarantee admittance. Be sure to check event details for specific instructions. Seating subject to availability.

DECORUM

We welcome opportunity to engage and discuss ideas and encourage you to refrain from disruptive behavior, interference of a program, non-compliance with requests from staff or security, trespassing, soliciting, peddling, loitering, and any other behavior deemed inappropriate at our discretion. Please ask for permission in advance if you would like to distribute promotional items, flyers, handbills or printed materials. Signs, banners, posters, flags, and items deemed as a distraction or that could be used as a weapon are prohibited.

Additional provisions to this policy may apply pursuant to our agreement with the venue and/or external partners. Any person who is removed may be subject to arrest or detention by authorities for violation of this policy or the codes of the jurisdiction of the event.

BAGS AND PERSONAL ITEMS

For the safety of all attendees, speakers, staff, and other program participants; all persons, packages, bags, and other containers are subject to search, and personal items may require being stored during a program. In such cases, we may provide storage for your belongings.

USE OF IMAGE OR LIKENESS

We regularly record webinars and events, and if you attend you may appear in those recordings. By attending or participating you agree to allow Heritage and its designees the right to include image, likeness, voice, actions, and statements, or other documents or information shared by attendees in any live or recorded audio, video, film, webinar, stream, or other transmission, exhibition, simulcast, or reproduction made of, or at, the program in any medium or context for any purpose, including commercial or promotional purposes, without further authorization or otherwise.

RECORDING 

We reserve the right to (1) restrict or prohibit recording and/or transmission of an event or the taking of photographs, and (2) remove anyone conducting unauthorized recording or photography. Any person who conducts unauthorized recording or photography hereby transfers ownership of any recording device used to make an unauthorized recording, and any unauthorized recording of the event to The Heritage Foundation Trademarks and Intellectual Property Use of organization trademarks, imagery, name, likeness, and other program content or intellectual property for any purpose requires attribution and advance written approval from HeritagePress@heritage.org.

GENERAL SECURITY MEASURES

The Heritage Foundation reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny admission to anyone for any reason, and to physically remove from the premises any person(s) in violation of our standards of conduct. The premises of the event shall be defined by The Heritage Foundation in consultation with the venue and local law enforcement.

LIABILITY

BY REGISTERING FOR OR ATTENDING A PROGRAM, ATTENDEES AGREE THAT THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION ASSUMES NO LIABILITY FOR INJURY, DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH MAY BE RELATED IN ANY WAY TO ITS IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS POLICY.

In the event of injury, illness, or accident during a live event or program, attendee consents to have medical treatment that may be deemed advisable and affirmatively releases The Heritage Foundation, the venue, and any and all persons participating in such medical treatment from all responsibility for any such action.

The Heritage Foundation reserves all rights not expressly granted to attendee. The terms of Heritage’s Privacy Policy are included herein by reference.

If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.

The Heritage Foundation reserves the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these terms at any time.