These are the terms and conditions for Dods Delegates at Conferences and Training Courses.

Terms and conditions for delegates attending events and training courses run by Dods Parliamentary Communications Limited and Holyrood Communications Limited (both Dods Group companies and referred to throughout as “Dods”):


Important Note

Completing an online booking on the course or event website constitutes a legally binding contract, subject to these terms.



For all paid for events and courses, receipt of payment by Dods is required within 14 days of the date shown on the invoice. Invoices will be sent out after the course or event has taken place (unless you specifically organise to receive the invoice in advance).


In all circumstances, a VAT invoice will be sent to the delegate. Furthermore, if receipt of payment is made via a credit card, payment will be taken immediately and we will send a credit card receipt.


Cancellations and Substitutions

A refund, less a reasonable administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received in writing from you no later than 30 working days prior to the date of the event or course. If notification of cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the date of the event or course there will be no refund, however a substitute delegate may attend subject to Dods’ prior approval. In the case of free-to-attend events and courses, Dods’ reserves the right to charge a reasonable administrative fee in the event of the delegate’s cancellation.


In the unlikely event of a course being cancelled by us, the full registration fee will be refunded but Dods disclaims any further liability. Dods reserves the right to change the timing, content, speakers or trainers or venue of any courses or events.


Excluding liability for death, personal injury and fraud, Dods’ total aggregate liability under this contract to you shall be limited to the total cost of the registration fee.



At Dods’ discretion, delegates may transfer their booking to another event or course by giving notice of their intention to do so at least 30 days prior to the date of the course. In the event of such a transfer, the delegate will be charged a reasonable administrative fee and any difference in the event or course fee (if applicable).


Attendance at the event or course

Dods reserves the right to exclude or remove from the event or course any person whose presence, in our opinion, is, or is likely to be, detrimental. Delegates also agree to comply with any requirements, including those relating to health and safety, fire safety or consumption of food and drinks, communicated by the event venue or Dods from time to time.


The delegate shall indemnify Dods’ in full for any losses or damage it incurs as a result of the delegate’s acts or omissions, including any losses arising from damage to the venue’s, Dods’ or third party property or failure to comply with any requirements specified by Dods’ or the event venue mentioned above.


Data Protection

Your personal information will be held by Dods, in accordance Dods’ Privacy Policy and any Privacy Notices included on the event registration site or provided to you from time to time.


If you have any queries regarding our use of your data, please contact


Governing Law

This agreement and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with it or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.


The parties irrevocably agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with this agreement or its subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims).