1. Subject of regulation
1.1 These conditions of use regulate exclusively use of the websites of the events run by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH, Völklinger Strasse 4, 40219 Düsseldorf, Germany. The conditions of use have no influence on other contracts existing between Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and exhibitors or other third parties, nor do they supplement them.
1.2 These conditions of use describe the requirements which need to be fulfilled in order for contract partners of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH to be allowed to use the websites of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland.
1.3 By using the websites of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH you are acknowledging that the following points are binding.
2. Registration, password and security
2.1 When you register on a website that has been set up by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH for an event being organised by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH you must complete the full registration process and ensure that you provide current, complete and correct details.
2.2 Choose a password and a user name. You are fully responsible for ensuring that your password and user name are not disclosed. You are responsible for all activities associated with your registration. You are obliged to inform Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH immediately of any unauthorised use of your account and any other contravention of the security regulations. You may not use the accounts of third parties without the prior consent of the relevant account owner. With some Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites you will automatically be given a Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH password account.
3. Links to websites of other suppliers
3.1 Some Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites contains links to other suppliers' websites and, in some instances, websites are also integrated into the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites by other means (referred to in general as "linked websites"). Some of the linked websites are not under the control of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not responsible for the content, in particular links, updates and products, or functional carriers of the linked websites. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH provides these links simply as a service or purely for information purposes. This in no way constitutes endorsement of the website by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH or indicates any connection to its operators.
3.2 Any transactions conducted with third party suppliers whom you access via the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services are concluded exclusively between you and the respective third parties. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is neither a representative, subcontractor or vicarious agent of this third party. Any claims arising on your part are to be directed straight to the third parties.
4. Obligations concerning conduct
4.1 The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH site and services may not be used for purposes that are contrary to the law or other regulations, or which would breach these conditions. The websites and web services of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH - and the associated networks - may not be damaged, deactivated, overloaded or otherwise adversely affected.
4.2 Furthermore, you undertake to ensure that the use of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services is not adversely affected by third parties. You are not to attempt by cracking codes, illegally obtaining passwords or by any other method to gain unauthorised access to the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites or services, other users' accounts, computer systems or the networks associated with them. You may not make attempts to obtain materials or information from the websites and web services of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH via means other than those incorporated in the websites and web services of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH themselves.
5. Use of services
5.1 The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services may include email services, bulletin board services, chat rooms, newsgroups, fora, communities, personal websites, calendars, photo albums, batch orders and/or other messaging or communications facilities for communicating with other users ("communication services"). You declare that you agree to use the communication services only for the preparation, sending and receiving of messages and corresponding material, which relate to the respective communication service.
5.2 With regard to the use of the communication services, you may not use the communication services in connection with surveys, competitions, chain letters, junk emails, mass advertising or all other unwanted messages of a commercial or any other nature.
5.3 You also undertake to do the following:
- You may not libel, pester or threaten other people or infringe their legal rights (such as rights to privacy and protection of their person) in any other way. You may not publish, prepare, upload, send out or distribute any inappropriate, libellous, obscene, immoral or illegal material or information.
- You may not publish, prepare, upload, send out or distribute or in any way use anything that contains pictures, photographs, software or other material, the use of which would infringe the rights of third parties (in particular copyright and performing rights).
- You may not upload any damaged files or files containing viruses, Trojan horses, worms, "time bombs" or "cancelbots" or upload comparable programs or software that damage or that could damage other computer systems.
- You may not falsify or delete from an uploaded file any author's comments, legal or other notices and/or means of identification of ownership or notices concerning the origin or the source of software or of other material.
- You shall not prevent any users from using the communication services, or restrict their use.
- You may not breach any rules of conduct or guidelines that apply for a specific communication service.
- You may not infringe any applicable laws or legal provisions.
- You may not use a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
- You may not use, download or provide to another natural or legal person who is not a member of a Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH site or service any lists of members of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services or other user or usage information or part of such, whether for payment or not.
5.4 Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not obliged to monitor the communication services. However, Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH reserves the right to check and, if necessary, remove the material sent to the communication service.
5.5 The material that is uploaded to a communication service can be subject to certain restrictions concerning usage, duplication and/or distribution. You alone are responsible for ensuring that these restrictions are complied with if you download this material.
6. Content from users
6.1 Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH makes no claims concerning any material that you make available to the public on Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites (including feedback and suggestions) and/or on any websites and services of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH that you prepare or make available as an upload, entry or transmission for the general public or for a private community.
Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is however entitled to remove this material at any time if there are grounds to suspect that it is being used contrary to legal provisions or these conditions of use.
6.2 You may only publish, upload or transmit content for which you have the required rights (in particular performing rights, proprietary rights and/or copyright). If you provide content within the framework of a communication service then you are granting permission to (a) all members of the communication service (for all content accessible by a member), and/or (b) the general public (in so far as this is accessible to the public) to use your content within the context of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH site and services, in accordance with the provisions for use of the site (including, but not limited to, for example, the production of copies and derived works). This includes with no restrictions upon it a non-exclusive, worldwide, free of charge licence to copy, send out, transfer, publish, cite, duplicate, process, translate and re-format your content, without your name being added to this content, and it also includes the right to sub-licence such rights to suppliers of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. The licences granted in relation to content as mentioned above end at the time when you completely remove this content from the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH site. This condition does not affect licences already granted for such content before complete removal. No fees are payable for the use of your content. This clause only applies for content that is legal and the publication and/or use of which does not infringe the law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
7. Liability disclaimer
7.1 The information, software, products and services of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services and the information contained in them will be changed regularly. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and/or their respective suppliers reserve the right to make improvements and/or changes to the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services at any time. Advice which you obtain via the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH sites and services may not be used as the basis for making personal, medical, legal or financial decisions. In such cases the opinion of an expert should always be obtained.
7.2 Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is not liable for content and activities originating from users. These may not be attributed to Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH; nor do they represent the views and opinions of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. The content also includes links placed by users on websites within Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH's sites and services.
7.3 In addition, Exhibit & More AG is only liable in so far as Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and/or their support staff and legal representatives may be charged with deliberate misconduct or gross negligence. Liability for slight negligence is only accepted in cases where fundamental contractual obligations are infringed or if promised characteristics are missing.
7.4 In the case of slight negligence, all liability of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH and/or its subcontractors, support staff and representatives is excluded for indirect damage, especially secondary damage, unforeseeable damage, atypical damage or lost profits. Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is furthermore not liable for official procedures implemented by the authorities, labour disputes, incidental losses and force majeure for which it carries no responsibility.
7.5 Users' damage claims in the case of slight negligence on the part of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH are limited to a maximum of € 500.00.
8. Claims for compensation and for omission
8.1 Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH is entitled but not obliged, if their services are used contrary to the law in accordance with Section 6 of these conditions of use, to take appropriate measures against the party having caused the problem at the cost of this party, in order to eliminate any legal breach or infringement of their services or any problems to users of the sites of Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH in the future.
8.2 The costs incurred by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH in so doing are to be met by the party having caused the problem.
9. Choice of law / Place of jurisdiction
9.1 The law of the Federal Republic of Germany applies exclusively; the UN CISG is excluded.
9.2 It is agreed that the place of jurisdiction for any disputes arising from the use of the Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH websites will be Düsseldorf in the Federal Republic of Germany.
10. Severability clause
Should individual provisions of these Conditions of Use prove invalid, in full or in part, or become so in the future, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions. The provision which is invalid, in full or in part, shall be replaced with a valid provision which most closely reflects its commercial intention and purpose.
All agreements, individual approvals and special regulations require written confirmation by Reed Exhibitions Deutschland GmbH. This applies in particular for deviations from these Conditions of Use.