1. Background and who we are

1.1 These are the terms and conditions that apply when KDMedia supplies events (whether in-person or online) to you. 

1.2 KD Media Limited is a company registered in Scotland SC244168 with its registered office at 4-6 Coltbridge Avenue, Murrayfield, Edinburgh EH12 6AH ("KDMedia", "us", "our" or "we"). You can contact us on info@kdmedia.co.uk or 0131 337 6232.

1.3 KDMedia, owns and operates the following events and these terms apply to the provision of these events and any other events that are owned or operated by KDMedia from time to time:

·       Scottish Gin Awards

·       Scottish Rum Awards

·       Scottish Legal Awards

·       Scottish Property Awards

·       Scottish Home Awards

·       Scottish Beer Awards

·       Scottish Whisky Awards

·       In-Drinks and In Drinks Catalyst

·       Scottish Distillers Conference

2. What these terms cover

2.1 These terms apply to all attendees, in any capacity, at any of our events. Any person ("you") attending one of our events shall be deemed to be bound by these terms. In addition, our standards of conduct found in clause 6 apply to all attendees, speakers, and staff members at KDMedia events. 

2.2 Please read these terms carefully before purchasing and/or attending one of our events. These terms tell you who we are, how we may change or end the contract, how you are expected to conduct yourself at our events, our liability and other important information.

2.3 These terms are separated into different sections:

·       Section 1 includes general introductory information about these terms;

·       Section 2 includes our terms and conditions of booking. If you are booking or have booked an event, please read these terms in full;

·       Section 3 includes terms and conditions specific to your attendance at our events. If you are attending an event, please read these terms in full; and

·       Section 4 contains general legal terms that are applicable to booking or attending an event.


3. Payment

3.1 Please click on the 'Book Your Tickets' section of our website which will allow you to select the type of ticket (such as individual ticket or a table). Prices displayed for tickets are exclusive of VAT and the full cost of the ticket including VAT will be displayed in your basket.

3.2 In order to pay for your order you must register an account with KD Media. Payment for your order can be made by credit or debit card.

3.2 Payment for event tickets is required, in full, upon booking. This means that we do not accept deposits, partial payments, or payment in instalments.

3.3 No places can be reserved for the event without payment. Our acceptance of your booking will take place when payment is made in full.

4. Changes to booking

4.1 KDMedia reserves the right to change the venue and/or speakers at any time without prior notice to you.

4.2 Substitute guests/delegates will be accepted at any time up to 48 hours prior to an event.

5. Cancellation and refunds

5.1 KDMedia reserves the right in its absolute discretion to cancel the event (without compensation being payable to you).

5.2 If you wish to cancel the booking then you must confirm this to us in writing. No refunds can be made for cancellations notified within 30 days of the event date.

5.3 All cancellations will be subject to a 10% administration charge which will be deducted from the refund.


6. Standards of conduct

6.1 These standards of conduct apply to all attendees, speakers, and staff members at KDMedia events. 

6.2 You are required to conduct yourself in a professional and respectful manner whilst (i) attending our event (whether in-person or online) and (ii) when active on any public forum, including posting about the event on your private or your business social media pages.

6.3 You must not engage in any form of conduct that involves harassment or offensive behaviour, or discriminate against others based on their race, gender, religion, age, disability or any other protected characteristic. Harassment includes comments using demeaning, derogatory or discriminatory language, and comments that cause offense or harms to others. Such conduct is not permitted during our events and such comments should not be included in posts about the event.

6.4 Drunkenness, foul, insulting, offensive or abusive language or behaviour towards other attendees, staff members or event property is not permitted during our events.

6.5 If your conduct is against our standards then we, or the event venue, reserve the right to refuse you entry or eject you from the event at our, or the venue's, entire discretion. You will not be entitled to any refund or compensation if you are refused entry or are ejected under this clause 6.5.

6.6 If you are concerned about an individual's behaviour at an event then please report it to any members of staff of KDMedia or the venue.

6.7 Please see clause 10 regarding our disclaimer of liability for such breaches of this clause 6.

7. Photography

7.1 You agree that KDMedia may take photographs and video footage of the events as part of any social media coverage and that such photographs and videos shall not require prior approval from you prior to posting on applicable social media channels. If you do not consent to your photograph being taken at the event and/or shared on social media then please let us know in advance of the event taking place.

7.2 You acknowledge and agree that all rights in any photographs and/or video content created for or at any of our events shall belong to us.


8. Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge that all content, media, logos, images and other material produced for the event, used at the event, or published about the event, including any intellectual property rights subsisting therein (including but not limited to copyright, trademarks and design rights), whether registered or unregistered, shall be solely and exclusively owned by KDMedia, together with any goodwill therein, and you shall not acquire any rights in the same.

9. Force Majeure

We shall not be in breach of the contract nor liable for delay in performing, or failure to perform, any of our obligations under these terms and conditions if such delay or failure results from events, circumstances or causes beyond our reasonable control (Force Majeure Event).

10. Liability

10.1 We shall not be liable for any costs incurred by you as a result of attending any of our events.

10.2 You shall be liable for any losses, liability or damages suffered by KDMedia as a direct or indirect result of the conduct or behaviour of you at any of our events (including conduct or behaviour which is in breach of our standards of conduct).

10.3 All views or opinions as expressed by the speakers, chairman or any other persons at the event (including event attendees) are the sole opinions of those persons. We therefore accept no responsibility or liability for those views or opinions of those persons. We also accept not responsibility or liability for breaches of our standards of conduct by others.

11. Governing Law

These terms and conditions, and any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with its or its subject matter or formation, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Scots law.

12. Jurisdiction

KDMedia and you agree that the Scottish courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim (including non-contractual disputes or claims) arising out of or in connection with these terms and conditions or its subject matter or formation.