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For more specific enquiries please contact us below.
HOW MUCH DO I NEED TO KNOW?
Don’t have an opinion on the subject or theme, no matter — You can bring a fresh perspective. Be open to exploring new methods and understanding the mindset behind the decisions you make.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE FOR EACH SCENARIO?
If you've never been to an Adv_Scenario before it’s always great to start with; reading the scenario synopsis, and watching the briefing videos.
HOW LONG DOES EACH SCENARIO LAST?
Each scenario lasts two hours which includes a time to debrief and network.
WHO ATTENDS THE ADV_FORUM?
Our participants are made up of a cross-section of society; creatives, academics, community workers, industry professionals and experts all working together on a single objective. Regardless of your experience, this is an opportunity to learn from different perspectives and to be innovative in your scenario objective.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE ADVERSARY & THE ADVOCATE?
Each scenario is made up of two approaches. We developed both; The Adversary and The Advocate to account for alternatives methods of engaging with our themes/subjects.
CAN I DO THE SAME SCENARIO AGAIN?
Of course, our scenarios are designed for two different experiences; Adversary and Advocate. Alternatively, choose the same approach to delve even deeper into the subject/theme.
CAN I REVISIT MY OUTCOMES FROM A PREVIOUS ADV_FORUM AT A LATER DATE?
Yes, a private page is available for recent participants to add new thoughts, and to relive the experience, until our next ADV_FORUM.
I'M A TEACHER/LECTURER. ARE THERE ANY RESOURCES I CAN REFER TO ABOUT YOUR PROCESS?
We are currently compiling our findings to publish. Until then please introduce your students to THE ADV_™’s work by contacting us with the subject title: "INVITATION : (Activity)" to discuss bespoke workshops and presentations. For further details, visit the Work With Us.
[ TERMS ]
Welcome to THE ADV_™ Terms & Conditions.
We try to ensure that the website operates correctly and runs smoothly. However, we don’t accept any responsibility or liability to you if this website becomes temporarily unavailable due to technical issues, or issues beyond our control. We do not guarantee that this website will be compatible with all or any hardware and software which you may use.
The website and any property belonging to or associated with us, including any trade mark or trade name, logos and software, and all information and other content on the website (including, but without limitation, text, graphics, videos, music, sound and links) is and remains at all times our property or is used under license and is protected under copyright laws and you agree that you will not infringe any such rights in any way.
Without our prior written permission, you may not copy, modify, alter, reproduce, create derivative works from, publish, broadcast, distribute, sell, transfer or exploit any material on this website or the underlying software code whether in whole or in part. However, the contents of this website may be downloaded, printed, shared, or copied for your personal non-commercial use.
You may only use this website in line with these terms, and for lawful and proper purposes. You must comply with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice within the UK or other jurisdiction from which you are accessing this website. In particular, you agree that you will not:
Use this website in a manner which causes or may cause an infringement of the rights of any other person or which violates any applicable law or regulation;
Make any unauthorised, false or fraudulent bookings;
Use any software, routine, engine or other device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation and look of this website, or to breach or attempt to breach its security.
We reserve the right in our sole and absolute discretion to restrict or prohibit your access to this website at any time and for any reason. If you violate any of these terms, your permission to use this website shall terminate immediately without the necessity of notice.
Keeping the information on this website accurate and up-to-date is one of our highest priorities. However, while we try to ensure that it is accurate, reliable, timely and complete, we do not accept liability for any inaccurate, unreliable, untimely or incomplete information contained therein, or for any reliance placed upon it.
The material displayed on this website is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we hereby expressly exclude all conditions, warranties and other terms with might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity and all liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of this website and for any other loss or damage of any kind however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise.
While we try to ensure that the website is secure, we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information, nor that the website (or any website to which you may be linked) is free from viruses or similar matters that may damage your website, computer or systems. We accept no responsibility for any loss of data, or for any denial, restriction or interruption of access.
Nothing in these terms affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, or our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
This website may include links to other internet sites for information purposes. These links are provided for your convenience to provide further information. We do not endorse any such websites and we are not responsible for the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through those websites. We can also give no guarantee they are free from viruses or anything else that could be infectious or destructive. You access and use those websites entirely at your own risk.
You may only link to this website with our express written permission. We expressly reserve the right to withdraw our consent at any time to a link which in our sole opinion is inappropriate or controversial. You must not establish a link for any website which is not owned by you.
LAW & JURISDICTION
Your use of this website, any material downloaded from it and the operation of these Terms and Use shall be governed by, construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and you agree to submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. We reserve the right to bring proceedings in the courts of the country of your residence or any other country.
Making a booking on THE ADV_'s™ website may involve using a third party application called Eventbrite. Booking an event means creating a legally binding contract between you, all of your Guests, us, and Eventbrite. When a person makes a booking via Eventbrite that person is strictly subject to the terms & conditions of that application or website. THE ADV_™ cannot be held liable for disputes and/or errors made through a third party application, and will only admit people on production of a valid e-ticket or proof of purchase. Internet-enabled device such as iPhones or Blackberries in order to show us your ticket is acceptable, but make sure it’s charged and functioning, as we won’t be able to admit you unless the ticket is displayed to our satisfaction. Cancellations are again subject to the terms and conditions of Eventbrite, or whoever our third party booking agent so happens to be.
The person who makes the booking and enters into the Agreement and all Guests made under the same booking, referred to throughout the Agreement as “you” or “your”, and (2) our company, THE ADV_™. By making the booking on behalf of one or more Guests you confirm that you are authorised to agree to these terms and conditions on behalf of each Guest.
Please read these terms carefully before making a booking. We may make changes to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, but the latest version will always appear on this page. If you continue to use our website or services after changes have been made, you will be considered to have accepted the changes to the Agreement between us.
In this Agreement, the following capitalised words have these specific meanings.
‘Event’ means any event or facility offered on the website, including without limitation classes, events, workshops, lectures, training, courses, and debates.
‘Guest’ means a person (including friends, relatives, acquaintances, employees, employers or any other person with whom you have a business relationship) attending an Event under a booking made by you.
ATTENDANCE & CONDUCT
Please ensure you arrive on time for your Event. For the benefit of all attendees, we will not admit you to your event any later than 15 minutes. In addition, we may have to carry out security searches on occasion, and admittance will be conditional on your co-operation.
We may sometimes film, photograph or otherwise record our Events. Please note that your consent to being filmed or recorded as an attendee is a condition of this contract. By buying a ticket, you confirm the consent of you and all your Guests to being filmed or recorded. The recordings may be made available to the public via the website or by other means.
For everyone’s sake, we (and on our behalf, the staff of the venue) reserve the right to refuse you and/or any Guest admission or ask you and/or any Guest to leave if we think you and/or they are behaving in a disruptive way or in a way that violates the venue’s rules, or in a way that is likely to cause damage, nuisance, offence or injury. Just to be clear, this kind of behaviour includes using mobile phones after being asked to turn them off, or using recording or photographic equipment without authorisation. We will not issue any refund in this event.
We also request, and by entering into this Agreement you agree, to ensure that you and all Guest(s) attending an Event under a booking made by you comply with all health and safety, licensing, and other rules and regulations of the venue or applicable to the venue. It is your responsibility to familiarise yourself and all Guest(s) with any rules and regulations that apply. You also agree not to bring in any illegal or hazardous items.
You also agree to comply with any reasonable request by the staff at the venue or supervising the Event (for example, without limitation, requests relating to health and safety).
LIMITATIONS & LIABILITY
Nothing in this Agreement excludes or limits our liability for personal injury or death caused by our negligence or in any other circumstance where such limitation of liability is not permitted by applicable law. The following two paragraphs apply subject to this paragraph, the provisions of which shall prevail in the event of any conflict.
Our total aggregate liability in contract, tort (including negligence or breach of statutory duty), misrepresentation, restitution or otherwise arising in connection with this Agreement, shall be limited to the total amount received by us from you in connection with the Event or Event(s) giving rise to such liability.
You attend and participate in Events at your own risk. We accept no responsibility for any of the following:
In respect of any person prevented from entering a venue, or asked to leave due to their conduct;
Costs or expenses whatsoever or howsoever arising out of or in connection with any Event
Loss or damage to personal property
Personal injury, except as set out above. Liability is specifically excluded in respect of any dietary, health or other special requirement of which we were not informed at the time of booking
Loss of data, profit, revenue, use, business, anticipated savings, goodwill, reputation or opportunity, financial or economic loss or any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
Intellectual Property: All materials provided to you by us or by our staff or speakers or associates, and any intellectual property belonging to or associated with our company and/or services, including any website, trade mark or trade name, logo, software, text and graphics are the sole property of the Company or our speakers or associates, and you agree that you will not infringe any such rights in any way. You can make a copy of materials provided for your own personal use, but no other use of them is authorised.
Force Majeure: We will not be liable for any breach of this Agreement which is a result of circumstances beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to strike, lock-out, labour dispute, acts of God, acts of terrorism, war, riot, civil commotion, malicious damage, compliance with a law or governmental order, rule, regulation or direction, accident, breakdown of plant or machinery, insolvency or bankruptcy of either party or any third party, fire, flood, snow and storm, exceptional weather conditions, difficulty or increased cost in obtaining workers, goods or transport and other circumstances affecting the supply of goods or services.
Rights of Third Parties: A person who is not a party to this contract has no rights to rely upon or enforce any term of this contract. This does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available outside of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
Assignment: You may not transfer, assign or otherwise dispose of your interest in this Agreement without our prior written consent.
Severability: If any provision in this Agreement is deemed to be illegal, unenforceable or invalid for any reason, it shall be deemed to have been struck out and the remaining provisions shall survive and continue to be binding and enforceable.
No Waiver: Any failure by us to enforce any provision of this Agreement at any time shall not be construed as a waiver of such provision and shall not affect our right to enforce such provision.
Variation: Agreement may only be varied by express written agreement of the parties.
Jurisdiction: The construction, validity and performance of this Agreement shall be governed by the law of England and Wales, and both parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
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THE ADV_™ is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. We are registered as required under this legislation. We will only process your personal information carefully and lawfully, and in line with the principles set out in the Act.
We will only share your details within our organisation and among our employees and appointed representatives, or where necessary, with third parties such as the host partner or venue (for an event), or our suppliers and/or delivery partners (for the purchase of goods), for the purpose of providing our goods and/or services to you. We will not share your details with any other third parties unless we have your explicit consent. We will process your data for card payment, billing, operational, identity checking, and archival purposes.
We will not transfer your data outside the European Union unless you require and have authorised us to do so. However, please note that purchasing a ticket for an event outside the European Union, or purchasing goods to be sent to an address outside of the European Union, may require us to transfer your data to third parties outside the European Union, for example to the event venue, for the purpose of fulfilling our obligations under the contract, and you consent to this where purchasing goods or services in the above circumstances.
We will hold your personal information for as long as we need to in order to comply with our legal obligations. You must inform us of any changes to it so that we can keep your personal information up to date.
However, if we reasonably believe that we are required by law to disclose your personal information to a third party, whether in compliance with any applicable law or regulation or by court order or in connection with legal proceedings, we may do so. We may also use aggregate anonymised data and share it with third parties.
We will do our best to protect your personal data using appropriate technical and organisational steps, and will store it on our database within a secure network. However, we cannot absolutely guarantee the security of your personal data.
We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. However, we will not change the way we use your personal information without telling you in advance and giving you the chance to opt out of or prevent the new use of your information.