IMPERFECT FUTURES S.L
Carrer Pere IV 29
6-6. Office 1
SpainEmail the Organizer
Carrer Pere IV 29
The data that is collected will be used by the Organizer to plan and manage the event for which you registered, as well as email you relevant details about the event.
Tickets are transferable but unfortunately we are not able to offer refunds. IAM is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment or abusive behavior to anyone including attendees, speakers, and conference staff. We ask that all participants support this atmosphere. Anyone found to be violating our conference rules can be expelled at the discretion of organizers without a refund.
Last update: April 22, 2021
Welcome to The Billion Seconds Institute!
The Billion Seconds Institute is a lifelong learning initiative to organise a network of specialists, advisors and communities of practice to reimagine the ways we understand and shape the mental, social and environmental impacts of the digital economy, run by the creative research lab ‘IAM’, registered in Spain by Imperfect Futures S.L. (Carrer Pere IV 29, 6-6. Office 1. 08018 Barcelona, Spain - VAT ID ESB66423948), d/b/a The Billion Seconds Institute (“Institute”, “we”, “us”, “our”).
The Institute provides its services to you in the form of membership-based products (Annual Membership) through its website located at billion.iam-internet.com (the “Website”) and other online services, through one-time events (as a digital experience) and various publications that you may purchase, through custom-tailored projects and partnerships
(collectively, such services, including any new features and applications, and the use of our Website, the “Service(s)”), solely for your personal, non-commercial use and subject to the following Terms of Service (the “Terms of Service”). The contractual language is English. We do not store the contractual provisions for you.
2.2.1. Annual Membership For Memberships:
Visit billion.iam-internet.com/ and click on the “Become a member” button. You are then presented with a form in which you have to enter your contact information and set a password for your account. Payments and access are managed by Memberful, which is now a Patreon company. Credit card payments go through Stripe. We don’t have access to any of your credit card information, other than transaction confirmations. To complete your order you have to accept our terms and conditions by checking the respective box and finally click on the “Place your order” button. You will then receive an email with further instructions and a link that you can click to login to access The Billion Seconds Institute campus on Circle. You will receive your receipt with a second email and can request an invoice for your purchase.
2.2.2. One-time event tickets
For Internet(s) of Everything Sessions:
Visit billion.iam-internet.com/ioe and click on the “Get tickets” button. You are then redirected to an external provider (Ti.to) under which you may purchase the ticket. After choosing the ticket and setting the price (in case of Pay What You Can tickets), you have to fill out a form with your contact information and payment details. Payments and access are managed by Ti.to, which uses Stripe for Credit card payments or PayPal. We don’t have access to any of your credit card information, other than transaction confirmations.. You will then receive an email with further instructions how to attend the event. You will receive information on how to request your invoice in a second email. 2.2.4. Recurring Memberships
If you purchase a Service with an auto renewal feature (“Recurring Membership”) and you have not opted out of the auto-renewal option at least 1 month before the end of the Term or Renewal Term, the relevant subscription product will automatically renew for a further period equivalent to original period (“Renewal Term”) beginning on the day after the end of the Term or Renewal Term (as relevant). You authorize the Institute to maintain your account information and charge that account automatically upon the renewal of the Service you choose with no further action required by you.
In case the price for Recurring Memberships has changed during the Term we will communicate any price changes to you in advance and the Renewal Term will only start, after you agreed to the price change within 14 days after reception of the notice. If you do not accept the price change within the aforementioned time period, your Membership will not renew. Accepted price changes for Recurring Membership will take effect at the start of the next subscription period. 3. Your Obligations 3.1. Member Account, Password and Security You may never use another's account, and you may not provide another person with the username and password to access your account. You are fully responsible for any and all activities that occur under your password or account, and it is your responsibility to ensure that your password remains confidential and secure. You agree to (a) immediately notify the Institute of any unauthorized use of your password or account or any other breach of security, and (b) ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session when accessing the Service. The Institute will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with this Section.
If you have bought a ticket to a one-time event, the ticket is issued to the email address you register and may not be used by another person. Tickets can be transferred to another person up to two hours before the event. To request the transfer of a ticket, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Institute reserves the right to refuse the transfer of Tickets to a third person for good cause.
3.2. Member Conduct
You are solely responsible for all code, video, images, information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, messages or other materials (“Content”) that you upload, post, publish or display (hereinafter, “upload”) or email or otherwise use via the Service. The Institute reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending Content from the Service, suspending or terminating the account of such violators and reporting you to the law enforcement authorities. We require you to interact in a spirit of curiosity, open-mindedness, respect, and tolerance. The Institute does not tolerate any harassment in any form. Members agree to respect confidentiality and refrain from the solicitation of commercial services and any salesmanship. More details can be found in the Campus Code of Conduct.
Specifically, you agree to not use the Service to: email or otherwise upload any content that (i) infringes any intellectual property or other proprietary rights of any party; (ii) you do not have a right to upload under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships; (iii) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment; (iv) poses or creates a privacy or security risk to any person; (v) constitutes unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, commercial activities and/or sales, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” “contests,” “sweepstakes,” or any other form of solicitation; (vi) is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, excessively violent, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, pornographic, libelous, invasive of another’s privacy, hateful racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable; or (vii) in the sole judgment of the Institute, is objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Service, or which may expose the Institute or its users to any harm or liability of any type; interfere with or disrupt the Service or servers or networks connected to the Service, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Service; violate any applicable local, state, national or international law, or any regulations having the force of law; impersonate any person or entity, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity; solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 18; harvest or collect email addresses or other contact information of other users from the Service by electronic or other means for the purposes of sending unsolicited emails or other unsolicited communications; advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose that is not specifically authorized; further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities; or obtain or attempt to access or otherwise obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Service.
If you have bought a ticket for a one-time event and attend this event, the same rules for user conduct apply. We require you to interact in a spirit of curiosity, open-mindedness, respect, and tolerance. The Institute does not tolerate any harassment in any form. Members agree to respect confidentiality and refrain from the solicitation of commercial services and any salesmanship.
3.3. Discontinued Use
Upon termination of your Membership you are no longer allowed to use our Service or enter the Campus.
The Institute may also decide to stop providing or terminate the Service in general at any point. In this case, the Institute will let you know at least one month in advance of our stopping the supply of the Service and will refund any sums you have paid in advance for membership products which will not be provided and if the applicable law entitles you to it, the corresponding compensation.
If any parts of one-time events must be canceled or altered due to force majeure (incl. pandemics) or other compelling reasons (e.g. change of speakers due to sickness or personal issues), you are not entitled to refunds or damages, as long as the main character of the event remains untouched. If the one-time event is cancelled, any fees already paid shall be refunded.
If you attend a one-time event, and the Institute considers your actions and behaviour during the event as a violation of our terms of services, specifically our user conduct rules, it has the right to exclude you from continuing to attend the event immediately, and this does not constitute a right for any reimbursements. 5. Right of Withdrawal
Consumers have the right to withdraw from the contract within 14 days without giving any reason. The withdrawal period will expire after 14 days from the day of the conclusion of the contract. This right of withdrawal is excluded, if the Service is to be provided in connection with the Consumer’s leisure activities on a specific date or during a specific period (e.g. one-time events). To exercise the right of withdrawal, you must inform us
Imperfect Futures S.L
Carrer Pere IV 29, 6-6. Office 1
of your decision to withdraw from this contract by an unequivocal statement (e.g. a letter sent by post or email). To meet the withdrawal deadline, it is sufficient for you to send your communication concerning your exercise of the right of withdrawal before the withdrawal period has expired.
EFFECTS OF WITHDRAWAL
If you withdraw from this contract, we shall reimburse to you all payments received from you, including the costs of delivery (with the exception of the supplementary costs resulting from your choice of a type of delivery other than the least expensive type of standard delivery offered by us) without undue delay and in any event not later than 14 days from the day on which we are informed about your decision to withdraw from this contract. We will carry out such reimbursement using the same means of payment as you used for the initial transaction, unless you have expressly agreed otherwise; in any event, you will not incur any fees as a result of such reimbursement. If you requested to begin with the performance of services during the withdrawal period, you should pay us an amount which is in proportion to what has been provided until you have communicated to us your withdrawal from the contract, in comparison with the full coverage of the contract.
Model withdrawal form according to Annex 1 B to Directive 2011/83/EU
(Complete and return this form only if you wish to withdraw from the contract
To [here the trader’s name, postal address, and, where applicable, his fax number and e-mail address have to be inserted by the trader]:
I/we () hereby give notice that I/we () withdraw from my/our () contract of sale of the following goods ()/for the provision of the following service (*); Please describe goods/services precisely so it is possible to identify to which goods or services withdrawal refers.
ordered on (*)
name of consumer(s);
address of consumer(s);
signature of consumer(s);
(only if this form is notified on paper); date
(*) complete as appropriate
You acknowledge and agree that the Service may contain content or features (“Service Content”) that are protected by copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly authorized by the Institute, you agree not to modify, copy, frame, scrape, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Service or the Service Content, in whole or in part, except that the foregoing does not apply to your own User Content (as defined below) that you legally upload to the Service.
The Billion Seconds Institute name and logos are trademarks and service marks of IAM . Other Institute, product, and service names and logos used and displayed via the Service may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners who may or may not endorse or be affiliated with or connected to the Institute. Nothing in this Terms of Service or the Service should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any of the Institute Trademarks displayed on the Service, without our prior written permission in each instance. 6.2. Third Party Material Under no circumstances will the Institute be liable in any way for any content or materials of any third parties (including users), including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that the Institute and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Service. Without limiting the foregoing, the Institute and its designees will have the right to remove any content that violates these Terms of Service or is deemed by the Institute, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable. You agree that you must evaluate, and bear all risks associated with, the use of any content, including any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such content. 6.3. User Content With respect to the content or other materials you upload through the Service or share with other users or recipients (collectively, “User Content”), you represent and warrant that you own all right, title and interest in and to such User Content, including, without limitation, all copyrights and rights of publicity contained therein, and that you have all required rights to post or transmit such content or other materials without violation of any third-party rights. By uploading any User Content you hereby grant and will grant the Institute, its affiliated companies and partners a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty free, fully paid up, transferable, sublicensable, perpetual, irrevocable license to use your User Content to perform the Service. 6.4. Third Party Websites The Service may provide, or third parties may provide, links or other access to other sites and resources on the Internet. The Institute has no control over such sites and resources and the Institute is not responsible for and does not endorse such sites and resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Institute will not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, events, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource. Any dealings you have with third parties found while using the Service are between you and the third party, and you agree that the Institute is not liable for any loss or claim that you may have against any such third party.
Final Provisions 9.1. Governing Law
These Terms of Service are governed by the substantive laws of Spain without giving effect to conflict of law principles and/or the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). For Consumers, this choice of law applies only insofar as the protection granted by mandatory provisions of the law of the state in which the Consumer has its habitual residence is not withdrawn. 9.2. ODR The European Commission provides a platform for online dispute resolution under http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/.
Our e-mail address is: email@example.com 9.4. Severability Clause Should individual provisions of this contract be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of this contract as a whole.
Questions? Concerns? Suggestions?
Please contact us at
Imperfect Futures S.L
Carrer Pere IV 29, 6-6. Office 1
to report any violations of these Terms of Service or to pose any questions regarding this Terms of Service or the Service.
This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you will be processed by us when you register online to attend an event organised by IAM (Registered as Imperfect Futures S.L in Barcelona, Spain). By booking for an event in this way, you consent to the collection retention and use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
Your privacy is important to us. It is Imperfect Futures S.L's policy to respect your privacy and comply with any applicable law and regulation regarding any personal information we may collect about you, including across our website, https://billion.iam-internet.com, and other sites we own and operate.
This policy is effective as of 3 May 2021 and was last updated on 3 May 2021.
Information We Collect Information we collect includes both information you knowingly and actively provide us when using or participating in any of our services and promotions, and any information automatically sent by your devices in the course of accessing our products and services.
Log Data When you visit our website, our servers may automatically log the standard data provided by your web browser. It may include your device’s Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and version, the pages you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on each page, other details about your visit, and technical details that occur in conjunction with any errors you may encounter.
Please be aware that while this information may not be personally identifying by itself, it may be possible to combine it with other data to personally identify individual persons.
Personal Information We may ask for personal information which may include one or more of the following:
Email Legitimate Reasons for Processing Your Personal Information We only collect and use your personal information when we have a legitimate reason for doing so. In which instance, we only collect personal information that is reasonably necessary to provide our services to you.
Collection and Use of Information We may collect personal information from you when you do any of the following on our website:
Sign up to receive updates from us via email or social media channels Use a mobile device or web browser to access our content Contact us via email, social media, or on any similar technologies When you mention us on social media We may collect, hold, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:
We may collect, hold, use, and disclose information for the following purposes, and personal information will not be further processed in a manner that is incompatible with these purposes:
to contact and communicate with you to enable you to access and use our website, associated applications, and associated social media platforms Please be aware that we may combine information we collect about you with general information or research data we receive from other trusted sources.
Security of Your Personal Information When we collect and process personal information, and while we retain this information, we will protect it within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
Although we will do our best to protect the personal information you provide to us, we advise that no method of electronic transmission or storage is 100% secure, and no one can guarantee absolute data security. We will comply with laws applicable to us in respect of any data breach.
You are responsible for selecting any password and its overall security strength, ensuring the security of your own information within the bounds of our services.
However, if necessary, we may retain your personal information for our compliance with a legal, accounting, or reporting obligation or for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific, or historical research purposes or statistical purposes.
Children’s Privacy We do not aim any of our products or services directly at children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information about children under 13.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties We may disclose personal information to:
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time. We will provide you with the ability to unsubscribe from our email-database or opt out of communications. Please be aware we may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity.
If you believe that we have breached a relevant data protection law and wish to make a complaint, please contact us using the details below and provide us with full details of the alleged breach. We will promptly investigate your complaint and respond to you, in writing, setting out the outcome of our investigation and the steps we will take to deal with your complaint. You also have the right to contact a regulatory body or data protection authority in relation to your complaint.
Limits of Our Policy Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and policies of those sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy practices.
If required by law, we will get your permission or give you the opportunity to opt in to or opt out of, as applicable, any new uses of your personal information.
Contact Us For any questions or concerns regarding your privacy, you may contact us using the following details:
Imperfect Futures S.L firstname.lastname@example.org By booking for an event in this way, you consent to the collection retention and use of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
How we will use your information
The information you provide will be used to process your booking. We will also use it to contact you regarding your booking. We may also contact you to undertake post-event evaluation.
Ti.to’s data are located within the EU, in Ireland. All access to our web services is over a secure https connection.
When you register you also sign up to the Billion Seconds Institute mailing list.
We use a third-party email service, MailChimp, to manage our regular email communications to members and MailChimp act as a data-processor on behalf of IAM. MailChimp is a US company and has staff based outside the EEA, and stores your data in the US. MailChimp is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield framework. When you register to attend IAM Weekend 19 you also sign up to our email alerts, you agree to your data being stored in this way.
As a subscriber to our email alerts, we may contact you from time to time to ask for your feedback on how to improve our email alert service. As a data processor on behalf of IAM, MailChimp will use your information to send you email alerts if you request them. You can find out more about how MailChimp collects and stores your information on their website.
Alternative booking process If you wish to attend one of our events but do not wish to register online, please contact the event organiser. Contact details for each event are provided on the event booking page.
Access to your information and correction You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of this information, please contact us at data (at) iam-internet (dot) com We want to make sure that your information is accurate and up to date. You may also ask us to correct or remove any inaccurate information.
Until 5 years after the event date
Retention of information Personal information provided for the purposes of booking to attend an event will be deleted within 5 years, or before if requested. We will only use this data to keep you updated and never share it with third parties without your consent.