Foundation Ex 2022
Terms and conditions

These terms and conditions apply to purchasing tickets to attend the Foundation Ex Conference 2022 organised by Empire Engineering Ltd, registered at Ground Floor 151 Whiteladies Road, Clifton, Bristol, England, BS8 2RD. By purchasing a ticket you are agreeing to accept these terms and conditions.

If you do not agree to accept the terms and conditions set out below, you should not purchase a ticket.

If you have any queries relating to our terms and conditions, please contact us on before making a booking.

Event booking and cancellation


Cancellation of event

In the unlikely event that Empire Engineering have to cancel the event, we will refund any pre-paid ticket costs. Empire Engineering shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Cancellation of attendance at an event

If you are unable to attend an event and need to cancel a booking, let us know in advance and in writing by email to

Where a ticket cost has been charged, you will be reimbursed as follows:

  • For cancellations up until midnight[1] up to six weeks prior to the event a 90% refund will be given.
  • For registrations cancelled after midnight after six weeks prior to the event, or for failure to attend the conference, no refund will be given.

Alteration of event

In the event that Empire Engineering may need to alter or postpone the event due to implications caused by Covid-19, Empire Engineering will provide further information as soon as possible to attendees. If the event is obliged due to specific Government restrictions to cancel we will do our very best to postpone the event to an alternative date. Ticket fees will not be reimbursed if the event is postponed but will be valid for the rescheduled date.

Empire Engineering will endeavour to hold Foundation Ex virtually if the conference is unable to be held in person or successfully postponed due to Covid-19 related events. In this eventuality refunds or part-refunds will not be processed, but instead donated to a charitable cause. Empire Engineering shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

By purchasing a ticket you acknowledge the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the UK and accept any obligations to comply with any official guidance from the UK Government. 

The ticket holder acknowledges that COVID-19 may require the event to take one or more of the following measures for the safety of staff and attendees:

– Impose maximum attendee numbers at the event, which may differ to previously advertised;

– Limit food and/or drink availability, or change the means by which either are served;

– Impose specific requirements regarding personal protection equipment such as the wearing of masks (unless exempt), or specific safety measures such as social distancing procedures;

– Alter the format of the agenda to permit safety measures to be implemented successfully;

– Limit, cancel or postpone any planned entertainment;

– Designate alternative entrance and exit routes.

Conditions of attendance

You must comply with instructions and directions given by staff, stewards and agents of the venue and Empire Engineering and any applicable policies and procedures of which you are notified.

We reserve the right to refuse access to, or remove any delegate from the event who, in our reasonable opinion has, or is likely to affect the enjoyment of the other delegates, in our reasonable opinion is acting under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who uses threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour or who behaves in a manner which may cause a breach of the peace.

Recording disclaimer

During the event we may do one or all of the following:

  • Take general photographs
  • Record all audio output from the event
  • Video record the event proceedings
  • Live stream selected event proceedings

Any subsequent photographs or recordings may be used in future Empire Engineering publicity materials only. All video and audio recordings and photographs will remain the property of Empire Engineering. By submitting this registration form, you are agreeing to the photographing and/or recording and/or filming of the proceedings, as described above, being made for future dissemination by Empire Engineering and third parties within whom it works in partnership.

If you wish NOT to be photographed or video recorded, please let the organisers know on arrival.

Limitation of liability

Personal arrangements including travel, accommodation or hospitality relating to any Empire Engineering event which have been arranged by you are at your own risk.

Neither Empire Engineering nor the venue will be responsible for any loss, theft or damage to your personal belongings, other than caused as a result of our negligence or that of the venue or other breach of statutory duty by us or the venue. Any such liability that arises shall be limited to a sum equal to the cost of the ticket purchase paid.

You will be responsible for paying for any damage which you cause to property at the venue including the cost of additional cleaning where charged by the venue.

Nothing in these terms and conditions will operate to limit or exclude liability of each party for death or personal injury arising out of its negligence, or for its fraud nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

Subject to the paragraph above, in no circumstances will either party be liable to the other party for any loss of business, revenue, profits, anticipated savings or goodwill (whether direct or indirect) or for any indirect, special or consequential loss, arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions and the event.

Health and safety

You must comply with all relevant legislation relating to health and safety and with any safety announcements and Venue regulations of which you are made aware whilst attending any Empire Engineering event.

Force majeure

For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “force majeure” means any cause beyond our reasonable control including, but not limited to, war, acts of terrorism, governmental requirements, acts of local or central government or other competent authorities, acts of God and industrial disputes.

We will not be liable to you for failure to perform any obligation under these terms and conditions or in relation to your booking to the extent that the failure is caused by force majeure.


[1] All times given as GMT