Next ’21 Event Terms & Conditions

Event Details

  • There is no fee to register for Google Cloud Next ‘21 (the “Event”), a digital event showcasing the latest in cloud technology and innovation, including insightful keynotes, product demos, breakout sessions, and immersive training programs.
  • Please visit https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next for details.

Registration Terms

  • When we speak of “Google,” “we,” “us,” and “our,” we mean Google LLC and its affiliates.
  • All information entered into the registration form must be correct and accurate to the best of your knowledge. All information must be entered in English.
  • Attendance at the Event is not allowed by the following:
    • residents of embargoed countries,
    • individuals ordinarily resident in embargoed countries, or
    • individuals otherwise prohibited by applicable export controls and sanctions programs.
  • If you were referred to register for the Event by a Google Cloud Partner or Sponsor, your registration status may be shared with the partner that referred you.
  • Attendees can request to cancel their registration or delete their registration profile from Google's event database by emailing nextsupport@google.com.
  • You and/or your company may be eligible to receive an overview of your participation in the Event, for instance, the most-attended sessions or topics of interest. By registering for the Event, you consent to the use of your attendance and registration information for this purpose.

Communications / your personal data

  • All registered attendees agree to allow Google and those working on its behalf, including members of its Partner Program, to contact them regarding their registration and the Event.
  • We also collect and use some additional personal data about you during the Event in order to improve and personalize the Event and our communications with you. This includes collecting information about you and your interactions with the Event while you are logged in to your Next account.
  • With your consent (where applicable), we, and members of our Partner Program on our behalf, may also follow-up with you about products and services that we think you may be interested in. This may be informed by information from your interaction with the Event and its content together with the information we hold about you.
  • If you attend a session hosted by one of our Partner Program sponsors, your registration and attendance information will be shared with that partner. When you’re attending a session you’ll be reminded of this and will be able to adjust your account settings to decline to share your personal information if you wish.
  • The activity information we collect includes:
    • Sessions added to your playlist (private attendee view only)
    • Sessions you interact with
    • Participation in Q&A instances
    • Requests you make to discuss products and services with a Google expert
    • Content and assets you interact with or download
  • We may collect this data in the lead up to and during the Event (as relevant), add this data to any information we hold about you, and store the details in our CRM systems for follow-up communications in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
  • To give you control over your data, you can unsubscribe from follow-up emails at a later time by clicking the unsubscribe link on Google’s emails or contacting us at nextsupport@google.com.
  • You can also select and update your registration and profile and registration settings here at any time.
  • Further details on the collection and use of your data in connection with the Event can be found at https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Giveaways

  • Attendees may receive giveaways or opportunities to participate in incentives in connection with the event. By registering and accepting any discounts, giveaways, or items of value related to the Event, you acknowledge that you are doing so in compliance with applicable laws and your organization's code of conduct.
  • If you aren't sure whether the professional guidelines for your school, university, organization, or agency would allow you to accept these items, please check with your local ethics officer in advance. The business courtesies that may be available in connection with the Event are optional, so it may be possible to attend even if you cannot accept any giveaways.

Event Recording Policy; Q&A

  • Google will be documenting the Event. Images, audio and/or video recorded by Google, or others on behalf of Google, or during the Event may include your image, likeness or name. By registering to attend, you agree that Google may use such recorded content for any purpose without compensation to you.
  • Unauthorized event recordings or broadcasts are prohibited and are grounds for blocking access to your Next account.
  • Q&A sessions will occur at the Event. By registering for the event, you acknowledge that any questions you submit to the Q&A platform will be moderated by Google, and may be edited or removed at Google's sole discretion. Google reserves its right to prohibit inappropriate, profane, hateful or harassing content of any kind during its Q&A sessions.

Google Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment
Code of Conduct:

Google is dedicated to providing a harassment-free, inclusive event (physical and digital) experience for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected categories. We do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form. Google takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.


All participants of Google events must abide by the following policy:


Be excellent to each other.

Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here — and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.


Speak up if you see or hear something.

Harassment is not tolerated, and you are empowered to politely engage when you or others are disrespected. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged.


Practice saying “Yes and” to each other.

It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.


We have a ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY for in-person or digital (online, email, chat) harassment of any kind, including but not limited to:

  • Stalking/following
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Offensive verbal language
  • Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination
  • Sexual imagery and language in public spaces
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome written, physical, and/or sexual attention


In relation to, but not limited to:

  • Neurodiversity
  • Race
  • Color
  • National origin
  • Gender identity
  • Gender expression
  • Sexual orientation
  • Age
  • Body size
  • Disabilities
  • Appearance
  • Religion
  • Pregnancy


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into and review every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. We empower and encourage you to report any feedback or behavior that makes you or others feel uncomfortable by emailing next-community@google.com.



This policy extends to talks, forums, workshops, codelabs, social media, parties, hallway conversations, all attendees, partners, sponsors, customers, volunteers, event staff, etc. Google reserves the right to refuse admittance to, or remove any person from, any Google hosted event (including future Google events) at any time in its sole discretion. This includes, but is not limited to, attendees behaving in a disorderly manner or failing to comply with this policy, and the terms and conditions herein. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, Google may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event or blocking the offender’s account from participating online at our events.


Our zero tolerance policy means that we will look into every allegation of violation of our Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy and respond appropriately. Please note, while we take all concerns raised seriously, we will use our discretion as to determining when and how to follow up on reported incidents, and may decline to take any further action and/or may direct the participant to other resources for resolution.


Exhibiting partners, sponsors or similar activities are also subject to this policy. In particular, exhibitors should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material. Participants and exhibiting partners or sponsors disobeying this policy will be notified and are expected to stop any offending behavior immediately.


Why this policy is important


Creating an official policy aims to improve this by making it clear that harassment of anyone for any reason is not acceptable within our events and communities. This policy may prevent harassment by clearly defining expectations for behavior, aims to provide reassurance, and encourages people who have had bad experiences at other events to participate in this one.


License and attribution


This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license.


This policy is based on and influenced by several other community policies including: Ohio LinuxFest Anti-Harassment policy, Con Anti-Harassment Project, Geek Feminism Wiki (created by the Ada Initiative), ConfCodeofConduct.com, JSconf, Rust, Diversity in Python, and Write/Speak/Code.

Settling disputes, governing law, and courts

  • California law will govern all disputes arising out of or relating to these terms, regardless of conflict of laws rules. These disputes will be resolved exclusively in the federal or state courts of Santa Clara County, California, USA, and you and Google consent to personal jurisdiction in those courts.
  • To the extent that applicable local law prevents certain disputes from being resolved in a California court, then you can file those disputes in your local courts. Likewise, if applicable local law prevents your local court from applying California law to resolve these disputes, then these disputes will be governed by the applicable local laws of your country, state, or other place of residence.