VMBA Event Policies
By registering to attend a virtual, hybrid, or in-person VMBA sponsored event, you agree to the following VMBA event policies:
COVID-19 Release & Hold Harmless
By participating in person* at a Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association (“VMBA”) event or meeting, you acknowledge that there is an unknown risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 from contaminated surfaces or contact with other persons. Such exposure could result in illness, disability or death. You agree to hold harmless the VMBA and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims of liability and/or damages from exposure to COVID-19. Participants warrant and represent that they will comply with all governmental, VMBA, and host facility laws, orders, restrictions and guidelines regarding COVID-19 when participating in a VBA event or meeting.
*In-Person Events: Safety Protocols InformationFirst and foremost, our #1 priority is ensuring the safety of all: attendees, presenters, staff and hotel personnel. Since the pandemic began, VMBA has followed the recommendations and directives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Virginia Department of Health, and the Governor’s office. We will continue to track the latest guidance and requirements from government officials regarding mask-wearing, space capacity, and social distancing. If you are registered for any of our in-person events, we will provide you with regular updates on what measures will be in place during those events to maximize everyone’s safety.
VMBA Recruiting PolicyIn an effort to maintain a high quality of professionalism at VMBA events, the VMBA has adopted a non-solicitation policy. Attendees hereby acknowledge that employers spend significant time and expense in recruiting and training employees, and that the loss of employees can be detrimental to employers. Each attendee of a VMBA event hereby agrees and covenants not to directly or indirectly solicit, hire, or recruit for their own benefit or the benefit of another, any employee or worker while participating in a VMBA event. If an attendee is found by the VMBA to be soliciting or recruiting during a VMBA event, the attendee may be asked to leave the event and shall not receive a refund of any event fees or sponsorships paid, if applicable. Such determination shall be made in the sole discretion of the VMBA.
VMBA Image Use Policy
Registration in Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association events and activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee to the VMBA’s use and distribution, both current and future, of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities. Attendees waive any right to inspect or approve the finished materials and agree that all such pictures, video or audio recordings, and any reproduction thereof, shall remain the property of the VMBA to use at its discretion. Attendees release and discharge the VMBA and its agents, representatives, and assignees from any claim or cause of action, now known or later discovered, for, among other things, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and/or defamation arising out of the use of attendees’ image or voice. Consent is binding, perpetual and may not be revoked.
VMBA Antitrust Policy
It is the policy of the Virginia Mortgage Bankers Association to comply fully with all antitrust laws and to avoid even the appearance of a violation of antitrust laws and regulations. Care should be exercised by both VMBA staff and members at VMBA events to avoid discussing topics, such as pricing or controlling markets, that could give the appearance of a violation of antitrust laws and regulations.
The course materials used in VMBA education programs are prepared by and are the property of the speakers, lecturers, and/or instructors (the “presenters”). The materials are not edited, reviewed or approved by the VMBA. The opinions of the presenters and the content/information contained in the materials do not necessarily reflect the position of the VMBA. This educational program and all related materials have been prepared and presented for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should consult an attorney engaged to represent you if you have a legal matter requiring attention.
VMBA Data Privacy/Sharing Policy
By registering for a VMBA sponsored event, you (the “Registrant”) consent to the VMBA’s use of Registrant’s personal data such as name, title, company name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number and understand that personal data is being collected for purposes of this event. Additionally, you consent to the sharing of personal data, including to (i) VMBA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the specific Event registered for; and/or (ii) third party sponsors and exhibitors related to the VMBA Event registered for. VMBA will not disclose personal data associated to any third parties if Registrant is not affiliated with VMBA or otherwise providing services at the Event.