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Event Terms and Conditions


In the Terms and Conditions of Registration, the following definitions apply: 

‘The Event’ refers to the ‘Summer School on Organised Crime’ organised by ECPR and held virtually, between 7 and 26 June 2021. 

‘Registrant’ refers to any person registered to attend the ‘Summer School on Organised Crime’ . 

‘Key Personnel’ refers to any person, including Staff, Instructors, Teaching Assistants, Academic Convenors or Executive Committee members, employed, contracted or otherwise directed by ECPR to deliver certain elements of the event. 

‘Venue’ refers to the digital event, held online. 

Terms and Conditions 

Upon receipt of registration, ECPR will send an email confirmation to the address stored in your My ECPR account. All registrants must pay the applicable fee in full by the stated deadline, as detailed on the website and invoice (downloadable from your My ECPR account) and at the time of booking. Invoices and receipts are accessible through your My ECPR account. 

If payment is not received, ECPR reserves the right to cancel your registration. All registrations must be paid in full prior to the event and before admittance to the event is permitted. ECPR reserves the right to reject any registration without explanation. 

Payment can be made by credit/debit card or PayPal using ECPR's online payment system. ECPR uses PayPal as a merchant for card transactions, a PayPal account is not required to make a payment; simply select ‘Check Out as a Guest’ or ‘Pay by card’ at the PayPal login page. 

If you are in a country where PayPal is not available, or if you are having difficulty paying by card, please contact us on

You can also pay by bank transfer. Please include the invoice number as the payment reference to ensure your registration is processed efficiently. Payments made by bank transfer may take up to five working days to process. You can access your invoices in My ECPR under My Invoices. 

Please note that invoices cannot be changed once they have been issued. If billing details are incorrect, please cancel your registration and re-register entering the correct details. 

Conduct and Behaviour 

ECPR strives to ensure that all attendees can work and learn in an environment free from harassment or abuse.  To this end, everyone is expected to adhere to ECPR’s Code of Conduct. 

ECPR reserves the right to refuse anyone access to the event at their discretion. 

ECPR reserves the right to investigate any breaches of the Code of Conduct and to take further actions, where required. Violations of the Code of Conduct can be reported in person or via our complaints procedurein writing, to 

Certificate of Attendance/Participation 

As this is a virtual event, Certificates of Attendance cannot be provided. Certificates of Participation can be issued upon request after the event if you have a role within the conference. ECPR reserve the right to withhold the issue of certificates. 

Scheduling and Programming 

The programme may undergo last minute changes. ECPR will endeavour to keep all attendees informed of any cancellations or changes, where possible. 

Cancellation Policy 

In line with the Office of Fair Trading and EU Distance Selling regulations, you are entitled to a seven-day cooling-off period, starting on the day that ECPR receives your registration fee. During this period, you have the right to cancel and receive a full refund provided you have not attended or engaged with the Event. 

After the seven-day cooling-off period, you may cancel your registration and still be eligible for a full refund.

Cancellations/withdrawals after the registration deadline [Tuesday 25 May, midnight, BST]  are NOT eligible for a refund. Refunds will be made using the same method as the original payment. 

If you have registered and paid but can no longer attend, please email us on 

Recording of ECPR Events 

ECPR will record all events in the form of photography, filming and audio recording.  ECPR will record interactions such as discussions in workshops, roundtables and presentations. 

ECPR may use this media on its websites, social media channels and print materials (reports, banner stands, posters, etc). In some cases, a close-up of a person or group of people may be used; ECPR will ensure no personal identification can be seen. 

All media is held on a secure server and is not shared, sold or passed to third parties. If you do not want to be filmed or photographed during the Event, please notify us immediately by emailing 

Data Protection 

ECPR will comply with all applicable data protection and privacy legislation in force from time to time in the UK including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679; the Data Protection Act 2018; the Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive 2002/58/EC (as updated by Directive 2009/136/EC) and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/2426) as amended. 

To register for an ECPR event, you must have an account in ECPR's user database, My ECPRYou can use this account to specify your research interests, and you may subscribe to one or more of our general mailing lists, from which you can opt out at any time. 

By registering for an event, you hereby grant ECPR, and the Academic Team affiliated with the event, the right to use your personal data in accordance with ECPR's Privacy Policy and in relation to the event prescribed. You also agree that ECPR and the Academic Team may publish your personal information as part of the results of the event or for academic programming, and may pass such information to the governing body, or any affiliated organisation for publishing results either for the event alone or combined with or compared to other events. ECPR will use your data only for activities relating to the processing of membership, and event organisation. This includes but is not limited to: searchable event-specific data on ECPR website and the creation of a mobile event app (if relevant).

Third parties are only permitted to use this data for the purpose intended and are required to securely and responsibly destroy end-of-life data. 

For further information about the use of and access to your personal data, details of organisations with whom ECPR regularly shares its data, information about how long your data is retained and how to change your consent options, please read the Privacy Policy. 

Any comments, complaints or questions concerning the use of your personal information should be addressed by directing your comments to ECPR’s DPO at dpo@ecpr.euyou may also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). 

My ECPR Account 

Please log into your My ECPR regularly and check that all information, including your institutional affiliation, is correct and up-to-date. If you think you might have multiple My ECPR accounts associated with email addresses you no longer use, please email us on 

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