Validity of the Conditions of Use of web sites of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH

In addition, the Conditions of Use for the use of the web sites for events of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and thus also Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH in Germany apply. These conditions regulate exclusively the use of the websites for events of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH in Germany and Switzerland. The Conditions of Use have no influence on other agreements which exist between Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and exhibitors or other third parties nor do they supplement them.

The Conditions of Use describe the prerequisites which have to be guaranteed so that contract partners of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH can use the corresponding web sites. On registration, you recognise the following points as being binding:

1. Registration, password and security

1.1. When you have registered yourself on a site of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH for an event of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, you have to carry out complete registration by providing current, complete and precise information.

1.2. Select a password and a user name. You bear the full responsibility for the secrecy of your password. You are also responsible for all activities in connection with your registration. You are obliged to notify Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH immediately about any non-permitted use of your account and any other violation of the security provisions. You may not use the account of third parties without the approval of the account holder concerned.

1.3. In the case of some Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites, you will be provided automatically with a Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH password account.

2. Amendments to these Conditions of Use

2.1. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH reserves the right to amend these Conditions of Use for the use of the web sites and services of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH will inform you on the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH site about this.

3. Price list

3.1. The price list which is published on the Internet at the point of time of placing the order shall apply. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH reserves the right to make alterations.

3.2. For orders confirmed by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, price amendments are only effective when they are announced by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH on the Internet or by email at least one month before the price increase becomes effec-tive. In the case of a price increase, the user or the party ordering has the right to withdraw. This right has to be exercised within 14 days of receipt of notification of the price increase.

4. Links to web sites of third-party providers

4.1. Some Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites contain links to web sites of third-party providers, some web sites are also integrated elsewhere in Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites (in general called "linked web sites").

4.2. The linked web sites are partly not operated by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not responsible for the content, in particular for links, updates or products or for the function bearers of the linked web sites. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH provides you with these links merely as a service or purely as information. No approval of the web site by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH or any connection with its operators can be derived from this.

4.3. Any business with third-party providers which you do through the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services is concluded solely between you and the third parties concerned. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is neither the representa-tive, assistant or vicarious agent of these third parties. Any claims on your parts are to be directed solely towards third-party providers.

5. Duties of conduct

5.1. The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services may not be used for pur-poses which are illegal or unlawful or which violate these conditions. The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites or services or the networks connected with these may not be damaged, deactivated, overloaded or impaired.

5.2. Furthermore, you undertake not to impair the use of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services by third parties. You will not attempt to gain unlawful access to the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites or services, other accounts, computer sys-tems or networks connected with these by cracking codes, illegal procurement of code words or other methods.

5.3. You may not make any attempt to gain material or information of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and/or services through channels which are not envisaged on the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services themselves.

6. Use of services

6.1 The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and services can contain email services, bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, photo albums, files and/or other news or facilities for the communication with other users ("communication services"). You hereby declare yourself to be in agreement with use of the communication services only for the provision, despatch and receipt of messages and associated material which refers to the communication service concerned. With respect to the use of the communication services, you undertake in particular the following:

  • You shall not use the communication service in connection with surveys, competitions, chain letters, junk emails, mass advertising mail or any other messages of a commercial or other type which are not requested.

  • You shall not slander, annoy or threaten other persons or their statutory rights (such as rights concerning the private sphere and protection of privacy) in any other way.

  • You shall not publish, provide, upload, distribute or spread any inappropriate, slanderous, obscene, immoral or illegal material or information.

  • You shall not upload, download or otherwise use content which contain illustrations, photographs, software or other material through the use of which the rights of third parties (in particular copyright or performance rights) are violated.

  • You shall not upload any damaged files or files containing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, ”time bombs” or cancel bots, or upload comparable software of programs which can damage or be in a position to damage other computer systems.

  • You shall not delete or falsify any authors’ notes, legal or other notes or property identifications or notes with respect to the origin or the source of software or other material of an uploaded file.

  • You shall not hinder users in the use of communication services or restrict their use.

  • You shall not violate any rules of behaviour or guidelines which apply to a certain communication service.

  • You shall not violate any applicable laws or legal provisions.

  • You shall not assume any false identity for the purpose of misleading others.

  • You shall not use or download any directory of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services or other user or use information or parts thereof or provide a natural or legal entity, which is not a member of a Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH site or service no matter whether cost-free or for payment.

6.2 Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not obliged to monitor the communication services. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH reserves the right, however, to check material sent to the communication services and, if necessary, to remove it.

6.3 The material upload on a communication service can be subject to certain restrictions with respect to use, duplication and/or distribution. You are solely responsible for adherence to these restrictions when you download such material.

7. Content of users

7.1. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH lays no claim to material which you or the general public provide on Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites (including feedback and suggestions) or any desired web sites of services of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH which you provide for the general public or for members of a public or private community, or provide as an upload, submission or despatch.
Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is, however, entitled to remove this material at any time if there is justified reason to believe that its use violates legal regulations or these conditions of use.

7.2. You may only publish, load or transmit such content for which you have the necessary rights (in particular performance protection, brands and/or copyright).

7.3. By providing content in a communication service, you grant (a) all members of the communication service (for each member accessible content) and/or (b) the general public (as far as accessible to the general public) the permission to use your content within the framework of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services as this is permitted according to these provisions for use (including but without being restricted to it, for example, the production of copies and derived works). This comprises, without restriction, a non-exclusive, worldwide, cost-free licence to copy, distribute, transmit, publish, perform, duplicate, process, translate and reformat your content without your name being attached to this content and the right to sub-license such rights to suppliers of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. The licences for content issued in the sentences above terminate at the point of time at which you remove this content completely from the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites. Such termination does not influence licences already issued before complete removal of such content. No remuneration will be paid for the use of your content. This clause applies only to content which is legal and the publication or use of which dos not violate applicable law of the Federal Republic of Germany or Switzerland.

8. Exemption of liability

8.1. The information, software, products and services of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites can contain mistakes or typographical errors. The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services and the information contained therein are regularly altered. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and/or its suppliers reserve the right to carry out improvements and/or alterations to the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and service. Advice which you receive through the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and services may not be used for personal, medical, legal or financial decisions. In such a case, consult an expert.

8.2. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not liable for the content and activities which originate from users. They can neither be assigned to Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH nor do they represent the opinion of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. The content also includes links which are placed by users on web sites within the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and services.

8.3. Furthermore, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is only liable inasmuch as Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and/or its assistants or vicarious agents and statutory representatives are responsible for intent or gross negligent behaviour. Liability for slightly negligent behaviour is accepted only in the case of the violation of significant contract obligations or for a lack of warranted characteristics.

8.4. In the case of slight negligence, liability on the part of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and/or of their assistants, vicarious agents or representatives for indirect damage, in particular damage as a result of defects, unforeseeable damage or untypical damage and loss of profits is ruled out. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is, further, not liable for non-culpable official measures, industrial action, coincidental damage or force majeure.

8.5. A claim for damages on the part of the user in the case of slight negligence of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is limited to a maximum amount of € 500.00.

9. Injunction and damages claims

9.1. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is entitled but not obliged, in the case of illegal use of its services according to Item 5 of these Conditions of Use, to take reasonable measures at the expense of the troublemaker to eliminate any unlawful or illegal disturbance to its own services or users of the sites of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH in the future. The costs thereby incurred by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH shall be borne by the troublemaker.

10. Collection of your personal and company-related data

10.1. On some sites, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH collects personal, identifiable data, such as, for example, your email address, names, your private and business addresses or telephone number. On other sites, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH collects anonymous demographic data which are not to be uniquely assigned to you such as your postal code, age, sex, preferences, interests and favourites. Some sites collect a combination of these types of data. Data which are collected on a Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web site are passed on worldwide within Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, their branches and subsidiaries including the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web sites.

10.2. Personal and demographic data are possibly stored and processed outside your country, including transfer to the United States, and, through the use by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, you give your approval for any such transfer outside your country.

10.3. Data about you computer hardware and software are automatically collected by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and possibly passed on to other web sites within the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web site. These data can contain the following information: your IP address, browser type, domain name, access time and corresponding web site addresses. These data are used by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH for operating the services, for maintenance of the quality of the service and for drawing up general statistics about the use of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web sites.

10.4. Please consider the fact that personally identifiable data which you have passed on directly in Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH chats, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH communities or other public forums can possibly be collected and used by other persons. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH recommends reading the data protection guarantees of web sites which you can reach through links of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH so that you understand how any web sites collect and pass on your data. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not responsible for the content and data protection guarantees of web sites outside Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH.

11. Use of your personal and company-related data

11.1. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web sites and their service partners collect your personal data and use these for operating the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web sites and to carry out the services requested by you. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites also use your personal, identifiable data to inform you about the products and service which are available from Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and their companies. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH will possibly come to you with surveys to ask your opinion about current events and potentially new events which will possibly be held.

11.2. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH will possibly pass on, sell or rent out data to trust-worthy persons. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH does not use sensitive personal data such as, for example, religion, race or political membership and does not pass on this data without your expressed approval.

11.3. The email address is used for sending advertising information. This use can be forbidden at any time without any costs arising, other than transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. The user of the page hereby agrees to the use of the email address for sending advertising material.

12. Control of your personal and companyrelated data

12.1. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH offers its customers the possibility of selection for the collection, use and passing on of data.

12.2. You will be asked as to your requirements when you register on the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web site so that Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH can associate your settings with an account. These security settings prevent other persons from being able to decide on the use and control of your personal data. You have the possibility of processing your personal and company-related data in your profile.

13. Selection of law/place of jurisdiction

13.1. Only the law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply. For any possible disputes arising from the use of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web sites, Düsseldorf is agreed as the place of jurisdiction.

14. Severability clause

14.1. If individual provisions of these Conditions of Use are or become wholly or partly ineffective, the validity of the remaining provisions is not affected. The wholly or partly ineffective regulation shall be replaced by an effective regulation the economic success of which most closely approaches that of the ineffective regulation.

14.2. All agreements, individual permissions and special regulations require written confirmation by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. This applies in particular for deviations from these Conditions of Use.

15. Final provisions

15.1 Only the law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply excluding the UN United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

15.2 For any possible disputes arising from the use of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH web site, Düsseldorf is agreed as the place of jurisdiction.

15.3 There are no ancillary verbal arrangements. Amendments and supplements require written form. This applies also to an amendment or supplement to or nullification of this written form clause itself.

15.4 If individual provisions of these Conditions of Use are or become wholly or partly ineffective, the validity of the remaining provisions is not affected. The wholly or partly ineffective regulation shall be replaced by an effective regulation the economic success of which most closely approaches that of the ineffective regulation.

15.5. The German text is binding