Wristband Terms and Conditions

Wristband Terms and Conditions (“Terms”):

  1. SXSW wristbands (“Wristband(s)”) are assigned by name and will be given only to the named individual (“Participant”). A valid government-issued photo ID must be presented in order for the Participant to pick-up a Wristband. No person can pick up a Wristband for or on behalf of another person.

  2. Wristbands will be fastened on the Wristband holder’s wrist once the Wristband is picked up. In order to gain entry into the SXSW festival, the Wristband may not be removed from the Participant’s wrist until the SXSW festival is over.

  3. Tampering with the Wristband (e.g., stretching, tearing, cutting, tapping, etc.) is not permitted. If tampering is evident, the Wristband will be invalidated and confiscated and Participant’s entry to any/all SXSW venues and events (“Events”) will be refused.

  4. Wristbands are non-transferable and non-refundable. No exceptions. Lost or stolen Wristbands will not be replaced.

  5. Wristbands are the property of SXSW. SXSW may, at its sole discretion, confiscate Wristbands from any individual or company at any time. SXSW will not replace confiscated Wristbands.

  6. Wristbands are not valid credentials and will not afford the Participant access to panels, the SXSW Trade Show, keynote speaker sessions, or other SXSW conference activities, unless SXSW specifies otherwise.

  7. Wristbands guarantee that no cover will be charged at official SXSW Music Festival showcases or SXSW Film Festival screenings or SXSW Gaming. Wristbands do not guarantee admission. Admission is subject to legal capacity limits. Many venues reach capacity and SXSW badge holders get priority entry into all venues.

  8. Participants are not exempt from venue-specific age restrictions. Most SXSW Music Festival venues have minimum age requirements.

  9. Wristbands may not be used as a prize in any form of contest, game, or sweepstakes without written pre-approval from SXSW.

  10. Participants agree to the SXSW Code of Conduct available here: https://www.sxsw.com/attend/code-of-conduct. SXSW reserves the right, without refund, to revoke the Wristband of any Participant whose conduct violates the Code of Conduct.

  11. SXSW is a private event and maintains a Weapons-Free Policy available here: https://www.sxsw.com/weapons-free-policy. Participants are prohibited from carrying weapons of any kind, including concealed or displayed firearms. Participants are not permitted to bring weapons onto the premises of any official SXSW events. SXSW reserves the right, in its sole discretion, without refund, to deactivate and/or revoke the Wristband of any Participant who violates this Weapons-Free Policy. Participant agrees that this Policy is in force, and agrees to comply with the Policy, regardless of whether signs prohibiting weapons are posted at the premises of any official SXSW event.

  12. Photographs and/or audio/video recordings taken at any and all of the Events by SXSW, or others on behalf of SXSW, may include a Participant’s image, name, voice and/or likeness. By attending and/or participating in the Events, each Participant hereby grants SXSW permission to use the Participant’s photograph, image, likeness, voice and statements for any purpose, including but not limited to commercial purposes, without compensation or credit to the Participant, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.

  13. Each Participant represents and warrants to SXSW that the Participant has full authority to complete this registration on each Participant’s behalf, including full authority to make use of the credit card or debit card presented for payment.

  14. Each Participant understands that participating in the Events is voluntary and may involve certain risks of physical injury, damage to property, and other damages or losses that may be sustained by a Participant. Each Participant assumes all risk of damages, property loss, and personal injury which may occur by participating in the Events.

  15. IN NO EVENT SHALL SXSW BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTICIPANT, OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGES TO PROPERTY, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS OR OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, ARISING OUT OF ANY PARTICIPANT’S USE OF THE REGISTRATION, CREDENTIALS AND/OR PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENTS, EVEN IF SXSW HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

  16. EXCEPT AS MAY BE EXPRESSLY SET FORTH IN THESE TERMS, PARTICIPANT’S PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENTS, AND ALL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS PROVIDED IN CONNECTION WITH THE EVENTS, ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, AND NO OTHER WARRANTIES, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED, OR OTHERWISE, ARE MADE WITH RESPECT TO THE SAME, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR SAFETY, OR ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING. SXSW EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY WARRANTIES NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HEREIN.

  17. Each Participant agrees to indemnify, defend, and hold SXSW and its officers, employees, volunteers, and representatives harmless from and against any and all claims, demands and all other liabilities, including, but not limited to, costs and attorneys’ fees, made by any third party arising out of or in connection with each Participant’s use of the Wristband, or any Participant’s violation of these Terms.

  18. The Terms will be governed by the laws of the State of Texas, without regard to its principles of conflicts of laws. Each Participant and SXSW hereby irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States federal and state courts located in Austin, Texas and agrees that any such court will be the proper forum for the determination of any dispute arising hereunder.

  19. Each Participant has read, understands, and agrees to the SXSW Terms of Use (sxsw.com/terms-of-use), Privacy Policy (sxsw.com/privacy-policy), and RFID Policy (sxsw.com/rfid), which are incorporated herein by this reference.

  20. SXSW reserves the right to make changes to the Terms at any time without notice to each Participant, so please check back and review the Terms from time to time. In the event that any term or provision of the Terms shall be deemed invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any respect, such term or provision shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining term or provision.

  21. All SXSW wristbands are subject to the SXSW Registration Terms and Conditions, available online at sxsw.com/attend/registration-terms-and-conditions.

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