VBA Event Policies


By registering to attend a virtual, hybrid, or in-person VBA sponsored event, you agree to the following VBA event policies:

COVID-19 Release & Hold Harmless

By participating in person* at a Virginia Bankers Association (“VBA”) event or meeting, you acknowledge that there is an unknown risk of potential exposure to COVID-19 from contaminated surfaces or contact with other persons.  Such exposure could result in illness, disability or death.  You agree to hold harmless the VBA and its affiliates, directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims of liability and/or damages from exposure to COVID-19.  Participants warrant and represent that they will comply with all governmental, VBA, and host facility laws, orders, restrictions and guidelines regarding COVID-19 when participating in a VBA event or meeting.   

*In-Person Events: Safety Protocols Information

First and foremost, our #1 priority is ensuring the safety of all: attendees, presenters, staff and hotel personnel. Since the pandemic began, VBA has followed the recommendations and directives from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Virginia Department of Health, and the Governor’s office. We will continue to track the latest guidance and requirements from government officials regarding mask-wearing, space capacity, and social distancing. If you are registered for any of our in-person events, we will provide you with regular updates on what measures will be in place during those events to maximize everyone’s safety.

VBA Image Use Policy

Registration in Virginia Bankers Association events and activities constitutes an agreement by the attendee to the VBA’s use and distribution, both current and future, of the attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities. Attendees waive any right to inspect or approve the finished materials and agree that all such pictures, video or audio recordings, and any reproduction thereof, shall remain the property of the VBA to use at its discretion. Attendees release and discharge the VBA and its agents, representatives, and assignees from any claim or cause of action, now known or later discovered, for, among other things, invasion of privacy, right of publicity, and/or defamation arising out of the use of attendees’ image or voice. Consent is binding, perpetual and may not be revoked.

VBA Antitrust Policy

VBA Mission: It is the mission of the Virginia Bankers Association to enhance banks’ ability to serve their customers and communities.

Antitrust Policy: It is the policy of the Virginia Bankers Association to comply fully with all antitrust laws and to avoid even the appearance of a violation of antitrust laws and regulations. Care should be exercised by both VBA staff and bankers at VBA events to avoid discussing topics, such as pricing or controlling markets, that could give the appearance of a violation of antitrust laws and regulations.

The course materials used in VBA education programs are prepared by and are the property of the speakers, lecturers, and/or instructors (the “presenters”). The materials are not edited, reviewed or approved by the VBA. The opinions of the presenters and the content/information contained in the materials do not necessarily reflect the position of the VBA. This educational program and all related materials have been prepared and presented for informational purposes only and are not legal advice. You should consult an attorney engaged to represent you if you have a legal matter requiring attention.

VBA Data Privacy/Sharing Policy

By registering for a VBA sponsored event, you (the “Registrant”) consent to the VBA’s use of Registrant’s personal data such as name, title, company name, email address, mailing address, and telephone number and understand that personal data is being collected for purposes of this event.  Additionally, you consent to the sharing of  personal data, including to (i) VBA, its subsidiaries, affiliates, and service providers for the specific Event registered for; and/or (ii) third party sponsors and exhibitors related to the VBA Event registered for.  VBA will not disclose personal data associated to any third parties if Registrant is not affiliated with VBA or otherwise providing services at the Event. ​