Ticket / Entrance Disclaimer
Rules & Regulations
Important legal information
Art Basel U.S. Corp., a Florida corporation (together with its affiliates, "Organizer"), is the organizer of Art Basel in Miami Beach ("Show") held primarily at the Miami Beach Convention Center (and its related properties), the Miami Beach Botanical Gardens and other sites hosting Show-related events (“Show Sites”). The holder of a ticket, including, without limitation, any VIP invitation and/or VIP cards and any other guests or entrant (including, without limitation, a parent or guardian on behalf of a minor) ("Holder") is aware and agrees that: (i) Organizer may use Holder’s image, voice or other proprietary or public rights of Holder for marketing purposes without compensation; and (ii) Organizer may refuse access or exclude Holder from the Show, without reimbursement for any entrance or other fees paid by Holder, if Holder does not comply with applicable law and regulations, including but not limited to, the terms of the rules and regulations set forth herein.
Holder acknowledges and agrees that a ticket to the Show, including, without limitation, a VIP card and/or invitation (a “Ticket”), is a revocable license and may be revoked by Organizer and admission to the Show refused for any reason, including, without refund.
Unauthorized or unlawful transfer, resale or attempted resale of a Ticket is grounds for seizure and cancellation of all admission privileges without compensation.
Use of timed entry Tickets is not a guaranty to be able to view the entirety of the Show. The Show will close at its regularly scheduled time regardless of the time posted on a Holder’s Ticket. Some entrances to the Show Sites may also close and/or be converted to exit-only portals slightly earlier than posted for crowd control purposes and to facilitate an orderly exit and closing of the Show.
Tickets obtained from unauthorized sources are void. Holder agrees by use of a Ticket and/or entry into the Show, not to transmit or aid in transmitting any description, account, picture or reproduction of the performance, exhibition or event to which a Ticket is issued.
HOLDER, ON HOLDER’S BEHALF AND ON BEHALF OF HOLDER’S SPOUSE, FAMILY, HEIRS, BENEFICIARIES AND PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVES ("RELEASORS"), ASSUMES ALL RISKS INCIDENT TO THE SHOW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE RISK OF LOST, STOLEN OR DAMAGED PROPERTY, PERSONAL INJURY AND DEATH, AND HOLDER FURTHER ACKNOWLEDGES ALL RISKS INVOLVED IN ATTENDANCE, INCLUDING THE RISK OF INJURY, DEATH AND/OR PROPERTY DAMAGE OR LOSS (WHETHER FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN).
Holder, on Holder’s behalf and on behalf of Releasors, hereby releases and forever discharges Organizer, its board of directors, their respective affiliates, chapters, officers, agents, staff, employees, successors and assigns, affiliates and representatives (“Releasees”) from and against any and all liability for any and all claims, demands, actions, causes of action of whatever kind or nature, costs and expenses of any nature, including attorneys’ fees (“Claims”) that Holder and Releasors may have or that may hereafter accrue to them, arising out of or related to any harm, loss, damage or injury, including but not limited to suffering, death, property loss or reputational harm that may be sustained by Holder or Releasors, whether caused by Holder's action or negligence or the action or negligence of Releasees or third parties in connection with the attendance at the Show. Holder also agrees not to sue Releasees in connection with any such harm, loss, damage or injury.
Holder agrees to indemnify and hold Releasees harmless from and against all claims asserted against any of the Releases by any person or entity based upon Holder's attendance at the Show or related activities (including, without limitation, personal injury or property damage).
Holder acknowledges that any release contained herein is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by law, and if any provision thereof is held invalid, the balance shall continue in full legal force and effect.
TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, HOLDER DISCLAIMS, ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, INTANGIBLE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES BASED UPON BREACH OF IMPLIED WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY. THE DAMAGES SPECIFICALLY EXCLUDED HEREBY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF PROFIT, SAVINGS OR REVENUE, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, PUNITIVE DAMAGES AND DAMAGES TO PROPERTY.
Any dispute between Organizer and Holder arising under or related to the Show, including without limitation the arbitrability of such dispute, shall be resolved exclusively by binding arbitration in Miami-Dade, Florida under the rules of the American Arbitration Association and under the laws of the State of Florida (without regard to its conflicts of laws principles). An award or decision rendered by the arbitrator(s) shall be final, binding and conclusive and judgment may be entered upon such award by any court. The prevailing party, as determined by the arbitrator(s), shall be entitled to the recovery of reasonable attorneys’ fees and the costs of arbitration.
Holder hereby agrees that any and all disputes, including any Claims made by Holder against any of the Releasees must be arbitrated on an individual basis only. By purchase and/or use of a Ticket and/or entry into the Show, Holder hereby waives any right to litigate or arbitrate any Claim as a class action, representative action or class arbitration against any of the Releasees.
Holder and Holder’s belongings are subject to a thorough inspection before entering and while exiting any Show Sites. Holder must comply with all requests and instructions from the onsite security staff. Any disruptive behavior (including, without limitation, any protest or unauthorized performance) or failure to follow instructions of onsite security staff could result in removal from the Show, without refund.
The Code of Behavior can be found here, and the Holder hereby further acknowledges and agrees to have reviewed such Code of Behavior, and to be subject to all terms and conditions contained therein. Failure to abide by the terms of the Code of Behavior may result in removal from the Show, without refund.
Any Holder contravening Organizer’s rules and regulations (or rules and regulations applicable to any Show Site), or Holder whose behavior at the Show gives rise to justified complaints from visitors, exhibitors or Organizer may be excluded from the Show with immediate effect or refused admission to future editions of the Show.
Holder is solely responsible for the security of all goods, property, equipment, materials, product or any other items (“Holder’s Property”) that Holder and Holder’s guests, agents, or other representatives bring to the Show. The Show shall have no obligation or liability whatsoever for any loss, misplacement or theft of Holder’s Property unless such loss, misplacement or theft directly arises from the Shows willful misconduct.
Possession of any dangerous article, including but not limited to, firearms, destructive devices, explosives, slingshots, weapons, tear gas guns, electric weapons or devices and fireworks, are expressly prohibited at the Show, except as provided by Florida law. Holder agrees that this policy is in force, and agrees to comply with the policy, regardless of whether signs prohibiting weapons are posted on the premises of any official Show Sites.
Holder hereby grants Organizer the perpetual right and license to publish, print, display, record and use (by photograph, film, tape, aural devices and any other method or device) the Holder’s and guests’, name, voice, image and likeness while at the Show (the “Recordings”), and use such Recordings for any and all purposes, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised.
Holder acknowledges that the collection, use and/or disclosure of personal information may be required for the purchase or registration of Tickets, and hereby consents to such collection, use, and/or disclosure of Holder’s personal information as necessary or desirable to facilitate the foregoing, and hereby releases and indemnifies and holds harmless Organizer and all Releasees in connection therewith.
Holder acknowledges and agrees that Holder shall not use any recording (by photograph, film, tape, aural devices and any other method or device) from any Show Sites for anything other than personal use, and in particular, Holder acknowledges and agrees that Holder is strictly prohibited from using such recordings for financial gain (directly or indirectly) or to cause reputational harm (intentionally or otherwise).
Holder may not live vlog or conduct any other live broadcasting from Show Sites during the Show. Holder may not use images of other attendees without their express permission, and may not post on social media or otherwise publish or display personal information of any other attendees.
Some art works or performances may have mature themes or otherwise might not be suitable for minors, notwithstanding their intended artistic value. Accompanying adults should use discretion for minors under their care, and should consult the “Visiting with Children” section of the Show website for further information and options. By obtaining a Ticket and attending the Show, accompanying adults hereby consent to the viewing of all content at the Show on behalf of minors under their care or custody.
The Rules for Visitors can be found here, and the Holder hereby further acknowledges and agrees to have reviewed such rules, and to be subject to all terms and conditions contained therein.
The Show is subject to change without notice. All sales of Tickets are final and refunds are not permitted, including, without limitation, in the event of cancellation or postponement of the Show for any reason whatsoever. Failure to attend on the proper day and time will not result in a refund.
Purchase of a Ticket or registration of the same may also be declined by Organizer at any point in the process and for any reason whatsoever, including, without limitation, resulting from internal and external compliance processes.
Purchase and/or use of a Ticket and/or entry into the Show constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions herein.
All Holders must comply with the health and safety policies of the Show and any and all Show Sites or venues. We continue to monitor COVID-19, and if specific health and safety measures become applicable, we will provide updates on the Show website.
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