GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS

General terms and conditions for hotel accommodation

I. SCOPE

1. These terms and conditions apply to contracts for the rental use of hotel rooms of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG for lodging, as well as for all other goods and services of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG for customers.

2. The subletting of the provided premises, the use of the provided hotel rooms for purposes other than accommodation, public invitations or other advertising measures for interviews, sales and similar events, and the use of hotel space outside of the rented premises for the above events require the prior written consent of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG and may be subject to the payment of additional compensation. § 540 para. 1 sentence 2 BGB does not apply if the customer is not a consumer.

3. The customer’s Terms and Conditions shall only apply if these have been expressly agreed upon in writing.

II. CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT, CONTRACTING PARTIES, LIMITATION

1. The contract shall come into force upon the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s acceptance of the customer’s application. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is free to confirm the room reservation in writing.

2. If the order has been placed for the customer by a third party, he shall be liable to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG together with the customer as joint debtor for all obligations from the hotel accommodation contract if the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG has a corresponding statement of the third party.

3. The customer is obliged to inform the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG without request, at the latest on conclusion of the contract, if it is possible that the use of hotel services may have an adverse effect on the smooth operation, the safety or the public reputation of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

4. All claims against the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall, as a general rule, lapse one year after the commencement of the standard period of limitation subject to knowledge of the claim concerned and of the circumstances involved as set out under article 199 section 1 of the German Civil Code (BGB). Claims for damages expire after five years notwithstanding knowledge of the claim concerned and of the circumstances involved. Reductions of limitation shall not apply in the case of claims based on a wilful or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

III. SERVICES, PRICES, PAYMENT, OFFSET

1. The customer is obliged to pay the agreed or applicable hotel prices by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG for rooms provided and other services rendered. This shall also apply for the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG ’s services and outlays to third parties at the customer’s request.

2. If the period of time between the conclusion and fulfilment of contract is greater than four months and if the legal value added tax changes during this period, the prices shall be adjusted accordingly.

3. If the period between contract conclusion and contract fulfilment exceeds four months and the price charged by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG for such services is generally increased, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may raise the contractually agreed price, however by no more than 5%. For each additional year between the conclusion and fulfilment of contract over and above the four months, the maximum increase shall increase by a further 5%. This shall have no immediate effect on price changes in accordance with point 2.

4. The prices/rates may be further amended by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG if the customer later wishes to make changes to the number of rooms booked, the hotel's services or the duration of the guests, and the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG's agrees accordingly.

5. Invoices from the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG are – unless otherwise agreed – payable within 10 days of receipt of the invoice without deduction. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to declare at any time its accrued receivables to be due and to demand immediate payment thereof. In case of default the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to demand payment of the statutory level of default interest. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG reserves the right to provide proof that the damage it incurred was greater.

6. For every reminder after occurrence of default, the customer shall be liable to reimburse the reminder costs of € 5.00 to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. The customer shall be permitted to provide evidence that no or significantly lower costs have been incurred.
7. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to demand a reasonable advance payment or security at any time in accordance with the legal provisions for package tours. The amount of the advance payment and the payment dates may be agreed upon in writing in the contract.

8. The customer may only offset or reduce an undisputed or legally binding receivable owed by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG against a receivable owed to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

IV. WITHDRAWAL BY THE CUSTOMER (COUNTERMANDING OF ORDER, CANCELLATION) / FAILURE TO USE SERVICES OF THE PRESIDENT HOTEL GMBH & CO. KG (NO SHOW)

1. A withdrawal by the customer from the contract with the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG requires the written consent of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. If such consent is not given, the price agreed upon in the contract must be paid even if the customer does not avail himself of the contractual services. This does not apply in the case of a breach of the obligation by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG to respect the rights, legal rights and interests of the customer, if adhering to the contract can no longer be expected of him through it, or if he is entitled to another statutory or contractual cancellation right.

2. If and to the extent that the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG and the customer have concluded an agreement in writing on a date for withdrawal from the contract free of charge, the customer shall be entitled to rescind the contract until that date without triggering any claims to payment or to compensation by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. The customer's right of withdrawal shall expire if he does not exercise his right to withdraw in writing by the agreed date opposite the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, provided this does not constitute a withdrawal of the customer in accordance with paragraph 1 sentence 3.

3. For rooms that are not occupied by the customer, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall take into account the revenues through alternative rental of said rooms as well as the saved expenses.

4. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is free to demand the contractually agreed compensation and to estimate its deduction for saved expenses. In this case the customer shall be liable to pay at least 90% of the contractually agreed-to price for overnight accommodation with or without breakfast as well as package deals with third-party services, 70% for half-board and 60% for full-board packages. The customer is free to prove that afore mentioned demands did not occur in the demanded amount or not occur at all.

V. WITHDRAWAL BY THE PRESIDENT HOTEL GMBH & CO. KG, UNAPPROVED EVENTS

1. If and to the extent that a right of withdrawal free of charge within a certain period was agreed upon in writing for the customer, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall also be entitled to cancel the contract during that period if inquiries from other customers regarding the contractually booked rooms exist and the customer does not waive his right of withdrawal upon inquiry thereof by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. This applies accordingly to granting an option if other requests are at hand and the client is not prepared to make a fixed booking upon request by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

2. If a prepayment agreed upon or requested in accordance with Clause III, No. 7 is not made, even after a reasonable extension set by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG has expired, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall also be entitled to rescind the contract.

3. Furthermore, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to withdraw from the contract due to circumstances beyond the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG's control, notably force majeure, rendering performance of the contract impossible, if the order includes false details concerning key facts or circumstances, e.g. in respect of the person of the customer or the purpose of the event, or the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG has justified reason for assuming that the customer’s use of the hotel’s services may put the smooth operation, safety, security or the public reputation of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG at risk, or if a breach of Clause 1 No 2 is at hand.
4. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to prevent or cancel non-approved job interviews, sales and similar events.

5. No claim for compensation may be asserted by the customer in the case of justified withdrawal or prevention of a non-approved event by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG in accordance with no. 4 above.
6. Should, in the case of a withdrawal in accordance with numbers 2 or 3 above, a claim for damages by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG be at hand against the customer, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall be entitled to estimate the claim. Clause IV No. 4 sentences 2 and 3 shall apply accordingly.

VI. ROOM PROVISION, HANDOVER AND RETURN

1. The customer acquires no right to the provision of certain specific rooms.

2. Any rooms booked are available for occupation by the customer from 14.00 hrs on the agreed date of arrival. The customer has no right to earlier availability. Unless a later arrival time has been expressly agreed upon or the room concerned has been paid in advance, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG has the right to make booked rooms available to others after 18.00 hrs, without this providing the customer with grounds to assert a claim against the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. Claims by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG from Clause IV shall remain unaffected by this regulation. There is no obligation for ulterior provision.

3. On the agreed date of departure, the rooms are to be vacated and made available to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG by no later than 12.00 hrs. After this time, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may charge 50% of the full accommodation price due to the late vacation of the room and for the use thereof beyond the term of the agreed contract until 18.00 hrs; 100% of the list price is charged should occupation of the room extend beyond 18:00 hrs. This shall not constitute any contractual claims on the part of the customer. The customer is free to prove that the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG incurred no damages or lower damages than claimed.

VII. LIABILITY OF THE PRESIDENT HOTEL GMBH & CO. KG

1. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is to act with the due diligence of a prudent merchant and is liable as such for the obligations arising from the contract. No claims may be asserted by the customer for damages. Excluded from the above are such claims as are asserted in respect of damage to life, body or health where the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the given breach of duty, other claims attributable to a wilful or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG and claims attributable to the wilful or negligent violation by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG of obligations typical of the contract concerned. A breach of duty committed by a legal representative or agent is deemed to be equivalent to that committed by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. Should disruptions or defects occur in respect of service provision on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG , the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is to act to remedy such upon its knowledge of the disruptions or defects concerned or upon complaint lodged without delay by the customer. The customer is obliged to make a reasonable contribution in correcting the disruption and keeping the possible losses at a minimum. Furthermore, the customer is obliged to draw the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s attention in good time to the possibility that an exceptionally high level of damage may be incurred.

2. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is liable for property brought into the hotel in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions, i.e. up to one hundred times the room rate but no more than EUR 3,500, as well as for cash, securities and valuables up to EUR 800. Money and valuable can be kept in the hotel safe up to a maximum value of EUR 26,000 and in the room safe up to a maximum value of EUR 800. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG recommends that you make use of that possibility. Liability claims expire unless the customer notifies the hotel immediately after gaining knowledge of the given loss, destruction, or damage (article 703 of the German Civil Code (BGB)). For any liability assumed by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG above and beyond this, the provisions set out under number 1 sentences 2 to 4 above apply accordingly.

3. Things left behind by the customer shall be sent back only on request, risk and cost of the customer. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall keep the things for a period of three months; after that, insofar as they are of recognizable value, they shall be handed over to the local lost and found bureau. The above number 1 sentences 2 to 4 apply accordingly.

4. Insofar as a parking space is provided to the customer in the hotel car park or a hotel parking lot, no safekeeping contract is deemed to have been concluded in this respect, even if a fee is charged. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG assumes no monitoring obligation. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG assumes no liability for loss of or damage to motor vehicles parked or manoeuvred on the hotel's property, nor for the contents thereof, unless in the case of wilful intent or gross negligence. The above number 1 sentences 2 to 4 apply accordingly. Any damage must be reported to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG immediately.

5. Wake-up calls shall be carried out by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG with great care. Messages, mail and merchandise deliveries for guests shall be handled with care. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall take on the delivery, storage and – on request – the forwarding of such items for a fee. The above number 1 sentences 2 to 4 apply accordingly.

VIII. FINAL PROVISIONS

1. Changes or additions to the contract, the acceptance or these Terms and Conditions for Hotel Accommodation shall be valid only in writing. Unilateral amendments or additions on the part of the customer are invalid.

2. The place of fulfilment and payment is Bonn.

3. The exclusive place of jurisdiction for commercial transactions – including disputes concerning cheques and bills of exchange – is deemed to be Bonn Regional Court, Germany. This also applies in cases where one contracting party meets the requirements set out under article 38 section 2 of the German Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO) and has no general place of jurisdiction in Germany.

4. German law is deemed to apply. The application of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods and Conflict Law is excluded.

5. Should individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions for Hotel Accommodation be or become invalid or void, the validity of the remaining provisions remains unaffected thereof. In such a case the parties shall replace any ineffective provisions by provisions which come as close as possible to the meaning of the ineffective provisions.

As of: 30.05.2012

General Terms and Conditions for Events

I. SCOPE

1. These Terms and Conditions apply in respect of contracts concluded for the provision of conference, banquet, event and other rooms by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG for the execution of events of all kinds as well as in respect of all associated services and deliveries rendered by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

2. The subletting or re-letting of the hotel rooms, other rooms, areas and showcases provided as well as invitations for job interviews, sales events and similar events all require the prior consent of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, whereby the provisions set out under article 540 section 1 subsection 1 of the German Civil Code (BGB) are waived insofar as the customer is not a consumer.

3. The customer’s Terms and Conditions shall only apply if these have been expressly agreed upon in writing.

II. CONCLUSION OF CONTRACT, CONTRACTING PARTIES, LIABILITY, LIMITATION

1. The contract shall come into force upon the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s acceptance of the customer’s application.

2. In the event that the customer / party placing the order is not the organiser or if a commercial intermediary or other organiser is appointed by the organiser, the organiser is jointly and severally liable together with the customer for all obligations arising from the contract insofar as the organiser has supplied the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG with an appropriate declaration to this effect.

3. The customer is obliged to inform the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG without request, at the latest on conclusion of the contract, if it is possible that the event may due to political, religious or other characteristics have an adverse effect on the smooth operation, the safety or the public reputation of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

4. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is to act with the due diligence of a prudent merchant and is liable as such for the obligations arising from the contract. No claims may be asserted by the customer for damages. Excluded from the above are such claims as are asserted in respect of damage to life, body or health where the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is responsible for the given breach of duty, other claims attributable to a wilful or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG and claims attributable to the wilful or negligent violation by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG of obligations typical of the contract concerned. A breach of duty committed by a legal representative or agent is deemed to be equivalent to that committed by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. Should disruptions or defects occur in respect of service provision on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG , the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is to act to remedy such upon its knowledge of the disruptions or defects concerned or upon complaint lodged without delay by the customer. The customer is obliged to make a reasonable contribution in correcting the disruption and keeping the possible losses at a minimum. Furthermore, the customer is obliged to draw the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s attention in good time to the possibility that an exceptionally high level of damage may be incurred.

5. Messages, mail and merchandise deliveries for the customer shall be handled with care. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall take on the delivery, storage and – on request – the forwarding of such items for a fee. The above number 4 sentences 2 to 4 apply accordingly.

6. Insofar as a parking space is provided to the customer in the hotel car park or a hotel parking lot, no safekeeping contract is deemed to have been concluded in this respect, even if a fee is charged. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG assumes no monitoring obligation. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG assumes no liability for loss of or damage to motor vehicles parked or manoeuvred on the hotel's property, nor for the contents thereof, unless in the case of wilful intent or gross negligence. The above number 4 sentences 2 to 4 apply accordingly. Any damage must be reported to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG immediately.

7. All claims against the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall, as a general rule, lapse one year after the commencement of the standard period of limitation subject to knowledge of the claim concerned and of the circumstances involved as set out under article 199 section 1 of the German Civil Code (BGB). Claims for damages expire after five years notwithstanding knowledge of the claim concerned and of the circumstances involved. Reductions of limitation shall not apply in the case of claims based on a wilful or grossly negligent breach of duty on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

III. SERVICES, PRICES, PAYMENT, OFFSET

1. The customer is obliged to pay for the above services and any other services used at the prices agreed with the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG or at its standard prices. This also applies in respect of the services and outlays rendered to third parties by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG at the customer's request, notably with regard to claims asserted by copyright collectives.

2. If a minimum turnover has been agreed and this is not achieved, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG can demand 60% of the difference as loss of profit, unless the customer proves lower or the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG proves higher damages.

3. If the period of time between the conclusion of contract and the event is greater than four months and if the legal value added tax changes during this period, the prices shall be adjusted accordingly.

4. If the period between contract conclusion and the event exceeds four months and the price charged by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG for such services is generally increased, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may raise the contractually agreed price, however by no more than 5%. For each additional year between the conclusion of contract and event over and above the four months, the maximum increase shall increase by a further 5%. This shall have no immediate effect on price changes in accordance with no. 3.

5. Any invoice issued by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is – unless otherwise agreed – payable within 10 days of receipt of the invoice without deduction. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to declare at any time its accrued receivables to be due and to demand immediate payment thereof. In case of default the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to demand payment of the statutory level of default interest. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG reserves the right to provide proof that the damage it incurred was greater.

6. For every reminder after occurrence of default, the customer shall be liable to reimburse the reminder costs of € 5.00 to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. The customer shall be permitted to provide evidence that no or significantly lower costs have been incurred.

7. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to demand a reasonable advance payment or security at any time. The amount of the advance payment and the payment dates may be agreed upon in writing in the contract.

8. The customer may only offset or reduce an undisputed or legally binding receivable owed by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG against a receivable owed to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

IV. WITHDRAWAL BY THE CUSTOMER (COUNTERMANDING OF ORDER, CANCELLATION)

1. A withdrawal by the customer from the contract with the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG requires the written consent of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. If such consent is not received, the price agreed upon in the contract as well as initiated services by third parties shall be due and payable even if the customer does not use the contractual services and re-letting is not possible. This does not apply in the case of a breach of the obligation by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG to respect the rights, legal rights and interests of the customer, if adhering to the contract can no longer be expected of him through it, or if he is entitled to another statutory or contractual cancellation right.

2. If and to the extent that the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG and the customer have concluded an agreement in writing on a date for withdrawal from the contract free of charge, the customer shall be entitled to withdraw from the contract until that date without triggering any claims to payment or to compensation by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. The customer's right of withdrawal shall expire if he does not exercise his right to withdraw in writing by the agreed date opposite the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, provided this does not constitute a withdrawal of the customer in accordance with paragraph 1 sentence 3.

3. If the customer withdraws from the contract between 8 to 4 weeks prior to the event, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to charge 35% of the lost food and beverage revenue in addition to the agreed rent and possible provision of services by third parties. This is increased to 70% of food and beverage turnover for all later cancellations.

4. The calculation of the food and beverage revenue shall follow the following formula: Menu price of the event plus drinks x number of participants. If no price was agreed-to for the menu, the least expensive 3-course menu of the respective event offer shall be taken as a basis. Drinks are charged with one third of the menu price.

5. If a conference package per participant has been agreed upon, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall be entitled to charge 60% of the conference package x stipulated number of participants in the case of withdrawal between 8 and 4 weeks prior to the event, and 85% of the conference package x stipulated number of participants in the case of withdrawal at a later point in time.

6. The deduction for expenses saved is taken into account by way of No. 3 and 5. The customer is free to prove that afore mentioned demands did not occur in the demanded amount or not occur at all.

V. WITHDRAWAL BY PRESIDENT HOTEL GMBH & CO. KG

1. If and to the extent that a right of free withdrawal within a certain period of time has been agreed upon in writing for the customer, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall also be entitled to withdraw from the contract during that period if inquiries from other customers regarding the contractually booked event rooms exist and the customer does not waive his right of withdrawal upon inquiry thereof by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. This applies accordingly to granting an option if other requests are at hand and the client is not prepared to make a fixed booking upon request by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

2. If payment of an agreed advance amount or in accordance with above clause III, No. 7 is not made, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to withdraw from the contract.

3. Furthermore, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to withdraw from the contract due to circumstances beyond the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG's control, notably force majeure, rendering performance of the contract impossible, if the order includes false details concerning key facts or circumstances, e.g. in respect of the person of the customer or the purpose of the event, or the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG has reasonable grounds to believe that the event might jeopardize the smooth operation, security or reputation of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, without this being in the domain or organisational area of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG, or if a violation of Clause I No. 2 is at hand.

4. The customer shall not be entitled to compensation in the event of justified withdrawal by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. Should, in the case of a withdrawal in accordance with numbers 2 or 3 above, a claim for damages by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG be at hand against the customer, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall be entitled to estimate the claim. Clause IV, paragraphs 3 to 6 shall apply accordingly.

VI. CHANGES IN NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS AND TIME OF EVENT

1. If the number of participants changes by more than 5%, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG must be informed at least five business days before the start of the event. Such a change must be approved in writing by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.
2. A reduction in the number of participants by the customer by no more than 5% will be accepted by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG on the settling of accounts. For deviations exceeding that amount the originally stated number of participants minus 5% shall be used. The customer reserves the right to demand the reduction of the price agreed upon by the amount of the reduction in expenses as caused by the lower number of participants by the customer, if accordingly proven.
3. If the number of participants increases, the actual number of participants shall be charged.

4. If the number of participants deviates by more than 10%, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall be entitled to set new prices and to change the agreed upon rooms, unless this is unacceptable for the customer.

5. In the case that the event's agreed upon starting or ending times are changed and the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG agrees to these changes, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG can charge appropriately for the additional cost of stand-by service, unless the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG itself bears the blame.

VII. BRINGING OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES

The customer may not as a general rule bring any food and beverages to events. Exceptions to this ruling are subject to a written agreement concluded with the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. In such cases, the customer will be charged an appropriate flat rate amount that also covers the fixed costs incurred.

VIII. TECHNICAL FACILITIES AND CONNECTIONS; OFFICIAL PERMITS

1. Insofar as the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG obtains technical and other facilities from third parties for the customer at the latter’s request, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is acting in the name, on behalf and for account of the customer. The customer is liable for the careful handling and the proper and orderly return of the facilities concerned. The customer exempts the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG from all claims asserted by third parties in respect of the provision of the given facilities.

2. Operation by the customer of his own electrical equipment using the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s power supply is subject to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s written consent; this can be made dependent on the paid provision of a hotel technician. Any disruption of or damage to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s technical facilities due to the use of the equipment concerned will be charged to the customer insofar as the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is not responsible for the given disruption or damage. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may log the electricity consumed for the use of the equipment concerned and raise a flat rate charge to cover the costs incurred.

3. The customer is entitled to use his own telephone, telefax and data transmission facilities subject to the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG’s consent. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may charge a connection fee for such use.
4. If suitable equipment of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG goes unused due to the fact that the customer’s equipment is connected, a charge may be made for lost revenue.

5. Malfunctions of technical or other equipment provided by the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG will be rectified promptly in so far as possible. Payments may not be withheld or reduced in so far as the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG was not responsible for such malfunctions.

6. Any regulatory permits that may be required are to be obtained by the customer himself in due time and at his own expense. This concerns in particular compliance with public law requirements and other regulations.

IX. LOSS OR DAMAGE OF PROPERTY BROUGHT INTO THE HOTEL

1. Objects for exhibit or other items including personal property brought into the event rooms / hotel are placed there at the risk of the customer. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall assume no liability for loss, destruction, or damage to or of such objects, including pecuniary loss, except in cases of gross negligence or intent on the part of the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG. This does not include damage resulting from injury to life, body or health. Furthermore, all cases where safe-keeping is a typical contractual duty by virtue of the circumstances of the respective case, shall be excluded from such disclaimer of liability. Apart from the cases referred to in clause 4, a custody agreement requires explicit agreement.

2. Any decorative materials brought into the hotel must comply with the relevant fire safety and other official regulations. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to ask for an official compliance certificate to be shown. Should no such certificate be available for presentation, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to remove at the customer’s expense all such relevant materials as have already been brought into the hotel. Due to the risk of damage, the erection and affixing of such materials are to be coordinated in advance with the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG.

3. Any exhibits or other items brought into the hotel are to be removed without delay once the event has finished. Should the customer fail to comply with this, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may remove and store the items concerned at the customer’s expense. If the items are left in the event room, the President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may raise an appropriate charge for the use of the given room and the duration thereof. The customer is free to prove that afore mentioned demands did not occur in the demanded amount or not occur at all.

4. Other remaining items of the event participants will only be forwarded on request, risk and expense of the respective participant. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG shall keep the items for a period of three months; after that, insofar as they are of recognizable value, they shall be handed over to the local lost and found bureau.

X. LIABILITY OF CUSTOMER FOR DAMAGES

1. Insofar as the customer is an entrepreneur, he is liable for all such damage to buildings and the contents therein as is the responsibility of the event participants and/or visitors, employees, other third parties or himself. This also applies if the customer is a legal entity under public law, party or trade union.

2. The President Hotel GmbH & Co. KG may ask the customer to provide appropriate collateral (e.g. insurance coverage, deposits, guarantees).

XI. FINAL PROVISIONS

1. Changes or additions to the contract, the acceptance or these Terms and Conditions for events shall be valid only in writing. Unilateral amendments and supplements by the customer are invalid.

2. The place of fulfilment and payment is Bonn.

3. The exclusive place of jurisdiction for commercial transactions – including disputes concerning cheques and bills of exchange – is deemed to be Bonn Regional Court, Germany. This also applies in cases where one contracting party meets the requirements set out under article 38 section 2 of the German Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO) and has no general place of jurisdiction in Germany.

4. German law is deemed to apply. The application of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods and Conflict Law are precluded.

5. Should individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions for Events be invalid or void, the validity of the remaining provisions remains unaffected thereof. In such a case the parties shall replace any ineffective provisions by provisions which come as close as possible to the meaning of the ineffective provisions.

As of: 30.05.2012