An Important Note About COVID-19
As we all know, the situation around Europe and the world is very uncertain at this point, and we do not know for sure what it will look like come the end of October. We are of course working with the venue to ensure the best possible options for the event under the circumstances. But due to this uncertainty, we have clarified the following policy to apply for sponsors and attendees, based on this situation.
We will not be postponing the event to a later date and transfering tickets and/or sponsorships. If it comes to that, we will cancel the event and provide refunds, and then start planning for the next event instead.
We will also not virtualize the conference. We may organize a new virtual conference, but it will be a distinct event with a different registration process (if any), and a different sponsor contract.
Should we have to cancel the event, all sponsorships will be fully refunded. PostgreSQL Europe will be careful to avoid signing contracts that increase our liabilities beyond where they already are, to avoid causing costs that need to be recovered later.
Should the event end up being significantly smaller than planned, in particular to a point where PostgreSQL Europe would suddenly make a substantial profit thanks to reduced costs, we will issue a partial refund on all sponsorships. This will be defined as a specific percent (calculated based on those numbers), and the same percentage will apply to all sponsors at all levels.
Should we have to cancel the event, all registrations will be fully refunded.
Should you be unable to travel to the conference due to any form of government created travel restrictions (including things like required quarantine time), we will refund your registration fully, bypassing the normal cancellation policy up until October 7, 2020.
Should you feel that the travel situation when the event comes up is too uncertain, and you do not feel comfortable attending the event, we will refund your registration fully, bypassing the normal cancellation policy up until October 7, 2020.