Legal Statement

Access to and use of this site is subject to the following terms and conditions, and the laws of Belgium and Europe. This website is provided by ExpoPolis, Rue Longue 120, 1320 Beauvechain - Bevekom, Belgium.

Rules of conduct

The following is an non exhaustive list of illegal and prohibited uses of ExpoPolis. The following acts are prohibited by law.

Racism, xenophobia, negationism, and discrimination (prison sentences). Racist remarks, propagating discrimination of sexual preferences, publishing racist pictures or insulting foreigners are forbidden on ExpoPolis.

Post on website any links to any external Internet sites that are obscene or pornographic, or display pornographic or sexually explicit material of any kind;

Use any robot, spider, site search and/or retrieval application, or other device to retrieve or index any portion of ExpoPolis; not prohibited by law.

Reformat or frame any portion of any web page that is part of ExpoPolis; not prohibited by law.

Post Material containing restricted or password only access pages, or hidden pages or images (those not linked to or from another accessible page); not prohibited by law.

Submit any Material that falsely implies sponsorship of that Material by ExpoPolis, falsify or delete any author attributions in any Materials, or promote any information that you know is false or misleading;

Transmit any viruses, worms, defects, Trojan horses or other items of a contaminating or destructive nature through ExpoPolis;

Submit Material that violates the rights of others, such as Material that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret or violates any right of privacy or publicity, or that is libelous or defamatory, or that directs any user, by linking or any other method, to the content of a third party without the third party's written consent;

Promote an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person's copyrighted work, such as providing pirated computer programs or videos or links to them, providing information to circumvent manufacture-installed copy-protect devices, or providing pirated music or links to pirated music files; or submit Material that is libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive, harassing, threatening, unlawful or promotes or encourages illegal activity.

Slander, defamation, stalking, abusing someone's name or picture, abuse of confidence, etc. are prohibited by law and subject to punishment. Therefore, using abusive language, insults, abusing someone's name or picture, slander and defamation are forbidden on ExpoPolis as well. It is strictly forbidden to publish messages or pictures with damaging, threatening, misleading, defamatory, rancorous, aggressive, racist, vulgar, denigrating, indecent, insulting, violent, obscene or pornographic content. It's also forbidden to use the site for purely political, religious or commercial purposes. References to political parties and the publishing of flags will be punished if it's clear that there are political or inflammatory purposes behind it. Discussions on political/religious points of view are allowed, if they don't degenerate.

Violation of intellectual properties. On ExpoPolis you can only publish content (pictures, text, music, films, etc.) for which you hold the necessary copyrights. You are solely responsible for obtaining these rights. ExpoPolis cannot be held liable if you do publish content for which you don't hold the rights. ExpoPolis will impose sanctions when notified of content that infringes upon the rights of third parties.

Disturbing the public order on the web site means that spamming, recruiting votes, sending unsolicited commercials or collar letters, in private or public messages, unlawfully reloading pages, flooding or writing excessively long texts, etc. can be prosecuted.

(Trying to) hack(ing) ExpoPolis or the account of a ExpoPolis visitor/exhibitor is prohibited and punishable. In this situation, we always inform the police, even when you're a minor. By committing such offences, you risk getting a prison sentence and/or monetary fine. Except for abuses such as slander and defamation, which can only be prosecuted after a complaint by the victim, ExpoPolis can initiate action to end forbidden practices.

ExpoPolis is lawfully obliged to report indictable offences to the appropriate law enforcement agency(ies).

Complaints? Abuse can be reported here: ExpoPolis, Rue Longue 120, 1320 Beauvechain - Bevekom, Belgium. Fax: +32 2 534 84 41/ Email : info@ExpoPolis.com

Privacy Statement

ExpoPolis processes your personal data in conformity with this privacy policy and with the strict rules of Belgian and European data protection legislation.

This privacy policy is a part of our Terms & Conditions and should be read carefully, as it specifies which rights you have and how you can exercise your rights. Any use of the website implies the entire acceptance of this privacy policy.

Types of personal data we collect

Public information uploaded by you:
information in your profile or/and stand, pictures, videos, links messages sent to other users, as well as ratings links to exhibitors, visitors.

Private information uploaded by you:
settings and administrative data such as your username and password, logs, and shortcuts your privacy settings, whitelist and blacklist

History and logs time, date and URL of all ExpoPolis pages visited by you, the URL of the referring websites, the searches your perform on the website, technical information regarding your internet browser and computer

Purposes for which we use your personal data

We use your personal data to:

  • publish the information intended to be made public by you, under the conditions specified in your privacy settings
  • allow you to correctly use the website in accordance with your settings
  • perform general customer administration
  • send you communications about the website, as well as our other products and services
  • investigate fraud and infringements of our Code of Conduct
  • generate anonymous statistics about the (users of the) website, to improve the website or convey statistical information to third parties
Statistical Reports and Analysis

The aggregate statistics that describe our print and online audience, which is often based on the information you provide when you subscribe, register, or browse our sites, help us sell advertising and otherwise publicize ExpoPolis and its brands. The information we share under these circumstances does not contain behavioral or identifying information about any individual reader or user, unless the individual has given us permission to share that information.

ExpoPolis eSeminars

ExpoPolis eSeminars produces and hosts sponsored webcasts and online trade shows for a variety of companies (Sponsors). All data collected during the registration for such events will be shared with those Sponsors. This data is governed by the individual Sponsor's privacy policy and may be used by the Sponsor for follow-up purposes. Similarly, ExpoPolis eSeminars will have the same access to this data as the Sponsors, and this Privacy Policy continues to govern how ExpoPolis uses the data. For details on how eSeminar Sponsors use the information you provide, please contact the Sponsor directly.

Third party Fairs

ExpoPolis produces and hosts fairs for a variety of companies (Organiser). All data collected during the registration for such events will be shared with those Organiser. This data is governed by the individual Organiser's privacy policy and may be used by the Organiser for follow-up purposes. Similarly, ExpoPolis will have the same access to this data as the Organiser, and this Privacy Policy continues to govern how ExpoPolis uses the data. For details on how Organisers use the information you provide, please contact the Organiser directly

Managing Content

ExpoPolis reserves the right to delete, move or edit any Content (including Material posted in any interactive area of ExpoPolis) that it may determine, in its sole discretion, violates this Agreement or is otherwise unacceptable. However, ExpoPolis does not and cannot review all of the Content posted by users on the Website and is not responsible for such Content. You shall remain solely responsible for all Material. Although ExpoPolis reserves the right to remove any offending Content on the Website, you understand and agree that you nonetheless may be exposed to such Material and that you further waive your right to any damages (from any party) related to such exposure. Additionally, ExpoPolis shall have the right, but not the obligation, to correct any errors or omissions in any Content, as it may determine in its sole discretion.

Storage term and location

ExpoPolis applies the following storage terms:
Information uploaded by you:

As a visitor of a fair:

  • stored during the period of the fair. After the archive period all data linked to the fair will be deleted from our servers.
  • you can delete your account at any time.

As a partcipant attending a conférence :

  • stored during the period of the conference. After the conference all data linked to the conference will be deleted from our servers.
  • you can delete your account at any time. As a visitor of ExpoPolis
  • If you do not log in on your account during a period of two years, your account will be deleted automatically.
  • history and logs: stored until you delete your account once it's automatically deleted
  • you can delete your account at any time.

As a visitor of ExpoPolis

  • If you do not log in on your account during a period of two years, your account will be deleted automatically.
  • history and logs: stored until you delete your account once it's automatically deleted
  • you can delete your account at any time.

As a exhibitor of a fair:

  • stored during the period of the fair. After the archive period all data linked to the fair will be deleted from our servers. As a exhibitor at ExpoPolis
  • If you do not log in on your account during a period of two years, your account will be deleted automatically.
  • history and logs: stored until you delete your account once it's automatically deleted
  • you can delete your account at any time. This data may be stored in a country outside the EU.

As a exhibitor at ExpoPolis

  • If you do not log in on your account during a period of two years, your account will be deleted automatically.
  • history and logs: stored until you delete your account once it's automatically deleted
  • you can delete your account at any time.

This data may be stored in a country outside the EU.

How your personal data are shared with third parties

Third parties can access all information intended to be made public by the visitor or exhibitor, under the conditions specified in the privacy settings. We may, however, provide access to your personal data in case of illegal use, or when we receive orders from legal authorities. Visitor/ Exhibitor Exhibitors will receive a list of visitors to the fair where they have their stand. Only the information on the visitor's id-card will be listed. Exhibitors will receive a list of visitors who have asked for information about their stand. They will also receive details about the information requested by the visitor.

Terms & conditions

Consent

As a visitor or exhibitor of ExpoPolis, you agree with the terms and conditions below either by visiting the site, or by using the site, or by registering. ExpoPolis reserves the right, in its discretion, to change or modify all or any part of this Agreement at any time, effective immediately upon notice published on ExpoPolis. Please be sure to review this Agreement periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version. If at any time the terms and conditions of this Agreement are no longer acceptable to you, you should immediately cease all use of ExpoPolis.

Registered

By registering you agree that you are providing correct, accurate and true information, and that you have the legal competence to register. Creating an account under automated means or under false or fraudulent pretenses constitutes unauthorized use of the Website and such accounts will be terminated by ExpoPolis. Minors should have the permission of one of their parents or legal guardian before registering. In any case, you should be 13 or older to register on ExpoPolis. ExpoPolis is at liberty to cancel your visitor/exhibitorship at any time, for any reason and without prior warning. ExpoPolis may cease to provide ExpoPolis, as well as block or delete a visitor/exhibitorship at any time and without warning. In the case of a conflict with one or more other (non) visitor/exhibitors, ExpoPolis will not be liable for any damages, of any kind, in the present or in the future, anticipated or unanticipated, known or unknown, that are the result of or concern the said conflict.

Visitor/exhibitor data, and other public data

All public data cannot be in violation of any law or statute. You explicitly accept this statement and you are responsible (according to civil and criminal law) for the data, text and pictures that you publish. All data you upload or post cannot violate or infringe upon the rights of authors, patents, trademarks or trade secrets, or the property, intellectual, privacy, personality or publicity rights of a third party. All data you upload or post cannot be misleading, threatening, defamatory or tormenting.

No Endorsement

ExpoPolis does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any Content posted on any interactive area and you acknowledge that any reliance upon such Content shall be at your sole risk. Any Content placed on any interactive area by users represents the views of the user posting the statement, and does not represent the views of ExpoPolis. ExpoPolis may contain links to sites on the Internet which are owned and operated by third parties (the "External Sites"). You acknowledge that ExpoPolis is not responsible for the availability of, or the content located on or through, any External Site. You should contact the site administrator or webmaster for those External Sites if you have any concerns regarding such links or the content located on such External Sites.

Termination of Service

ExpoPolis reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or any part of ExpoPolis, including the discussion areas, at any time and without prior notice or liability, only if you have violated the terms and conditions of ExpoPolis, made an illegal and prohibited use of ExpoPolis or made any use at ExpoPolis that is prohibited by law. Conversely, you may terminate your membership of ExpoPolis at any time, for any reason. Once your membership terminates, you will have no right to use ExpoPolis. The terms of this Agreement shall survive any termination of your membership

Indemnity

ExpoPolis reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, and in such case, you agree to cooperate with ExpoPolis's defense of such claim.

Complaints procedure

You are required to report any detrimental or illegal information/public data found on our site to info@ExpoPolis.com in a timely manner. If ExpoPolis considers your complaint about content posted by another visitor/exhibitor to be justified, any offending content will be removed (text, images, information or data). The complaints procedure is in accordance with article 14 of the EU-directive 2000/31/CE concerning electronic commerce.

Trademark

ExpoPolis is a registered trademark.

Copyright

Copyright ExpoPolis ©2009. All rights reserved. All text, pictures, images, drawings and graphics on this website are copyright protected. You can print them for private use. Any other usage whatsoever requires permission from ExpoPolis.

Use of Content

You acknowledge that ExpoPolis contains information, software, photographs, audio and video clips, graphics, links and other material (collectively, the "Content") that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights of ExpoPolis or third parties. All Content on ExpoPolis is copyrighted as a collective work of ExpoPolis pursuant to applicable copyright law. You agree to comply with any copyright notices, information, or restrictions contained in any Content available on or accessed through ExpoPolis. Content consisting of downloadable software may not be reverse engineered unless specifically authorized by the owner of the software's patent and/or copyright. You also agree not to circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with any security related features of ExpoPolis or the Content, including features that prevent or restrict use or copying or that enforce limitations on use. You may post on ExpoPolis only Content owned by you (such as your original statements or video clips), Content for which you have received express permission from the owner and Content in the public domain (collectively, the "Material"). You assume all risk and responsibility for determining whether any Material is in the public domain.

Liability

All rights are reserved, except for those explicitly denied. ExpoPolis denies all responsibility and restricts its liability to the legal minimum concerning the content or nature of publications or the damage that may follow from it. ExpoPolis cannot and does not guarantee that ExpoPolis will function uninterruptedly and without errors. ExpoPolis does not give any guarantees neither about the results of using this website, nor about the reliability or correctness of the information that can be found. This site is provided on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. ExpoPolis doesn't give any guarantee about the functionality of this site, the information, the content, the materials or the products that are presented on this site. To the extent allowed by law, ExpoPolis rejects any guarantee, explicit or implicit, including but not restricted to implicit guarantees of saleability and suitability for a particular cause. ExpoPolis cannot be held responsible for any kind of damage resulting from the use of this website, including but not restricted to direct or indirect damage. As a user, you assume responsibility and liability, for any information you publish and/or any activity in which you engage on or via your profile. Links to other websites, including banners, buttons and text links, are subject to the responsibility and liability of the owner of the links. ExpoPolis can prevent the linking to other websites and can prosecute if these are not according to personal, normal, commercial and non-commercial use.

Disclaimer of Warranties; Limitation of Liability.

Neither ExpoPolis nor any provider of third party content or their respective agents warrants that ExpoPolis will be uninterrupted or error free; nor does ExpoPolis, any third party content provider, or their respective agents make any warranty as to the results to be obtained from use of ExpoPolis or the Content. ExpoPolis and the Content are distributed on an "as is, as available" basis. None of ExpoPolis, third party content providers or their respective agents makes any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to ExpoPolis, any Content or any products or services sold through ExpoPolis. You specifically acknowledge that ExpoPolis is not responsible or liable for any unauthorized access to or alteration of your Materials, data or other transmissions entered into through ExpoPolis or for any threatening, defamatory, obscene, offensive or illegal Content or for conduct of any other party or for any infringement of another's rights. Please note that a small number of people may experience epileptic seizures when exposed to certain light patterns on a computer screen like those displayed when using ExpoPolis. Consult your physician prior to using ExpoPolis if you have had any epileptic symptoms (such as eye or muscle twitches, dizziness, altered vision, disorientation, loss of awareness, involuntary movements or convulsions) and discontinue use of ExpoPolis immediately if you experience any such symptoms. Neither ExpoPolis, any third party content provider nor their respective agents shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use ExpoPolis, even if such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Member Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Members of ExpoPolis. ExpoPolis reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Members

Warnings and indications

You are supposed to read and understand all warnings and indications on this site. Any continued use of this site after a warning will be seen as an explicit consent with regard to these documents.

Other conditions

Other conditions for some websites, such as the code of conduct, privacy statement, warnings, software licences and price settings, are addendums to these conditions.

Access

The use of usernames, logins, passwords and/or entry codes (from now on "login data") is the sole responsibility of the user. The user is required to maintain the confidentiality and security of the login data. As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password and you will be responsible for all activities occurring under your username and for keeping your password secure. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be protected by trademark or proprietary rights law, or is vulgar, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate, as determined by us in our sole discretion. By using ExpoPolis, you represent and warrant that all registration information you submit is truthful and accurate and you agree to the accuracy of such information. The profile that you compose upon registering for ExpoPolis (the "Member Profile") must describe you, an individual person. Examples of inappropriate profiles include, but are not limited to, profiles that purport to represent an animal, place, inanimate object, fictional character, or real individual who is not you. If you wish to view or change your profile, you can do so via the profile page links listed in the ExpoPolis Privacy Policy. The user is required to immediately inform ExpoPolis of a breach or abuse of login data by sending an e-mail to info@ExpoPolis.com. The e-mail has to contain the subject line 'LOGIN'.

Territorial use

THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS PROHIBITED IN COUNTRIES WHERE ANY PARTS OF THIS AGREEMENT ARE INVALID ACCORDING TO LOCAL LAW, WITHOUT LEADING TO THE ENTIRE OR PARTIAL INVALIDITY OF THE AGREEMENT.

Jurisdiction

This agreement and the relationship between you and this site shall be governed by the Belgian laws without regard to its conflict of law provisions. You and ExpoPolis agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located within Brussels, Belgium.