f.ounders terms and conditions

Updated 21 Nov 2022

Everyone is aware of the extraordinary demands COVID-19 pandemic has placed on every one of us. We have never before had to deal with such a range of challenges and the complexities it brings.

We are working with the Government of Brazil and the City of Rio to deliver a safe and successful f.ounders event this May. We also want to provide peace of mind to our attendees and so we are making the following changes to our Ticket Terms and Conditions:

If, for any reason, you cannot attend f.ounders, you can cancel your ticket at any time and receive a refund, provided you tell your POC (niall.khoaz@f.ounders.com or sophie.tonge@f.ounders.com or pedro.toscano@f.ounders.com) before 30 March 2023. In the unlikely event that f.ounders 2023 is postponed or cancelled by Connected Intelligence Ltd, you can apply for a refund within 6 months of the announcement or your ticket will be transferred to f.ounders 2024.

Terms and conditions

This document sets out the terms and conditions between Connected Intelligence Limited and you as the attendee. These terms and conditions apply when you purchase a ticket or register for any event or conference organised by Connected Intelligence Limited. In addition, these terms and conditions are applicable in terms of participation in any survey that is issued by Connected Intelligence Limited. By purchasing a ticket or registering for an event or conference organised by Connected Intelligence Limited or participating in a survey you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by these terms and conditions. You should read this document carefully. 

Connected Intelligence Limited reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time. Any amended terms and conditions will be posted to this website. 

Conference Organiser

F.ounders Rio 2023 is being organised by Connected Intelligence Limited, a wholly Irish-owned company, which undertakes the business of organising technology conferences. 




I hereby give my consent for the mandatory and voluntary data collected from me in the course of purchasing and or registering for tickets sold by Connected Intelligence Limited. I further give my permission for my user account details to be stored. 

I acknowledge that I may provide Connected Intelligence Limited a reasonable timeframe to remove my details at any time that I no longer wish them to be stored. I acknowledge and accept that my data will be used for commercial purposes in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent and will be retained and stored for this purpose. Should you wish your data to be removed you must request Connected Intelligence Limited to do so in writing. Requests will be processed within a 30-day period.

Requests can be emailed to tickets@f.ounders.com or addressed to: Connected Intelligence Limited, Tramway House, 32 Dartry Road, Dartry, Dublin 6. 



I hereby give my consent for Connected Intelligence Limited to store any voluntary information I may provide in the course of participating in an online survey. I acknowledge and accept that my data will be used for commercial purposes in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent and will be retained and stored for this purpose. 



I hereby give my consent for Connected Intelligence Limited to use for the purposes of processing complimentary or otherwise ticket registration the mandatory data and any voluntary data I provide when registering a complimentary admission ticket. I further give my consent for the voluntary data provided. I acknowledge and accept that my data will be used for commercial purposes in accordance with this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent and will be retained and stored for this purpose. 



I acknowledge that Connected Intelligence Limited will not provide transport or travel expenses to or from any event or conference.



We are committed to protecting your personal information. These Terms include and incorporate by reference our privacy policy, which explains the types of information collected, stored, shared and processed in connection with the relevant Conference, how and why we use such information, who we share it with and your legal rights.

Changes to this Policy

Connected Intelligence Limited reserves the right to modify this Data Protection Policy and Declaration of Consent at any time. Any changes will be posted on our homepage and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of the changes.



All purchases of tickets for conferences and events (including hotel rooms if applicable) are non-refundable in their entirety. Your ticket remains the property of Connected Intelligence Limited and is a personal revocable license, which may be withdrawn, and admission refused at any time upon a refund of the printed registration price. 

In the unlikely event of cancellation of a conference or event the liability of Connected Intelligence Limited is limited to the share of paid registration fees that remains after credit card and payment processing fees have been incurred and deducted. 

It is strictly forbidden for any company, organisation or attendee to attempt to host or organise any event in conjunction with, contiguous to or purporting to be related to f.ounders, Web Summit or its affiliates without the express prior permission and cooperation of Connected Intelligence Limited. In the event of breach of these terms any tickets purchased by the organiser and their affiliates will be rendered null and void. Connected Intelligence Limited reserves their right to take such legal action including a claim for damages as appropriate. 

The tickets purchased (including hotel rooms if applicable) are for your own personal use or that of your business only and may not be resold or transferred for commercial gain under any circumstances, including but not limited to use as part of any promotion or competition. Where there has been any resale or attempted resale of any tickets (or any other breach of this term), we reserve the right to cancel the relevant tickets with immediate effect. Engaging in ticket brokerage is strictly prohibited.

We reserve the right to cancel any ticket purchase made by any person or body whom we reasonably believe to be associated with any ticket broker or tout. 

Connected Intelligence Limited reserves the right to refuse admission to any event or conference for any behaviour, which it deems unacceptable, or for breach of the terms and conditions. Connected Intelligence Limited will not be responsible for any tickets that are lost or stolen. The unauthorised use of photographic and recording equipment at events and conferences is prohibited. You consent to film and sound recording as attendees at any event or conference. 

Connected Intelligence Limited and its subsidiaries will not be liable for any loss ,injury or damage to any person or property however caused (save for death or personal injury as a result of Connected Intelligence Limited’s negligence or for any other type of liability that cannot by law be excluded or limited.) 

Connected Intelligence Limited will not be liable for the granting of any VISAs that are required to attend any event or conference. In the event that an attendee’s VISA is not granted tickets will not be refunded for any event or conference. Visa’s are the responsibility of each individual attendee.

For questions about registration or assistance with any registration problems, please contact us at tickets@f.ounders.com. 

In the event that the purchaser is a consumer and to whom the European Directive on Consumer Rights (Directive 2011 / 83/ EU) applies, the consumer would be entitled to a cooling off period of fourteen days which would begin on the day the contract for distance selling was concluded. The consumer is also referred to the Connected Intelligence Limited Complaints Policy. 



Connected Intelligence Limited is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration, cancellation or postponement of an event. Connected Intelligence Limited shall assume no liability whatsoever in the circumstances that an event is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of an event impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labour strike, extreme weather or other emergency. 

Please note that while speakers and topics are confirmed at the time of publishing, circumstances beyond the control of the organisers may necessitate substitutions, alterations or cancellations of the speakers and/or topics. As such, Connected Intelligence Limited reserves the right to alter or modify the advertised speakers and/or topics if necessary without any liability to you whatsoever. Any substitutions or alterations will be updated on our web page as soon as possible.



Once a successful purchase transaction has been completed, tickets are delivered in electronic soft-copy via email to the email address nominated by the purchaser. For some ticket types it may be necessary to complete required information – such as attendee name – before the tickets can be issued. The ticket acts as a receipt for the transaction and can be used to redeem entry at the event listed on the ticket. A printed hard-copy ticket or an electronic soft-copy ticket detailing the reference number can be used to register at the event. Irish law governs these terms and conditions and any dispute is governed by the exclusive jurisdiction of the Ireland Courts. 



Connected Intelligence Limited shall be entitled to delegate the duties provision of its obligations under this Agreement.  No other terms shall apply to this Agreement and these terms contain the entire agreement and understanding between Connected Intelligence Ltd and you in respect of all matters which are referred to herein and supersede any prior, written or oral agreement between Connected Intelligence Ltd and you relating to such matters. You confirm that in agreeing to accept these terms you have not relied on any representation that is not expressly included herein and you agree that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not become a part of these terms. However, nothing in these terms purport to exclude liability for any fraudulent statement or act. If any part of the terms herein shall be deemed unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed to be severable from these terms and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the terms.

You agree not to:

Use the website (or any part of it) for any illegal purpose and agree to use it in accordance with all relevant laws; Upload or transmit through the website (i) any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else; Use the website in a manner which (i) may cause the website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer or (ii) any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety; (iii) that the effectiveness or functionality of the website is in any way impaired or (iv) violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy) of the website; Create or publish a hypertext link to any part of the website or attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component; Copy or distribute any part of the website in any medium without our prior written consent; and Alter or modify any part of the website other than as may be reasonably necessary to use the website for its intended use.

We reserve the right to –

Modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the website (or any part of it) with or without notice to you. Change these Terms from time to time. Your continued use of the website (or any part of it) following such change shall be subject to and including the changes made to the terms from time to time. Monitor any activity and content associated with the website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Terms to confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the website; and/or deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Terms have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Terms then you must immediately stop using the website; and/ or complaints relating to the website and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials from the website).



Whilst we will use reasonable endeavours to verify the accuracy of any information we place on the website, we make no warranties, whether express or implied in relation to its accuracy.

The website is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis for your information and personal use only without any representation or endorsement. Unless specified in separate terms and conditions relating to a particular product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, in relation to the website, or products or services offered on the website whether by Connected Intelligence Ltd or on our behalf (including free software downloads) including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security, accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from course of dealing or usage or trade You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of the website and any information provided to or taken from the website by you.



You agree to be fully responsible for and fully indemnify Connected Intelligence Ltd (and its group companies) against all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by Connected Intelligence Ltd  and arising out of any breach of the terms by you or any other liabilities incurred by Connected Intelligence Ltd  arising out of your use of the website, or use by any other person accessing the website using your pc or internet access account.



You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content contained within the website shall remain at all times owned by Connected Intelligence Ltd or our group companies or or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by Connected Intelligence Ltd.

We reserve all rights not expressly granted in and to the website and the content on the website.