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Legal information and website general usage conditions

These General Usage Conditions define the rules for accessing this site and the usage conditions thereof, which all users accept unconditionally simply by connecting to the site. Special Conditions define the rules for using the specific logo, photo and press release download service, which the user must observe in order to access them.

1. Legal information

In accordance with the provisions of Article 6 III-1 of Law 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 on confidence in the digital economy, we inform you that the sites www.viparis.com, http://www.viparis.fr/, http://www.viparis.it/, viparis.co.uk, viparis.de and viparis.es (hereinafter the “Sites”) are published by Viparis Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, a simplified joint stock company with capital of €6,400,352 – 712 045 491 Paris Trade and Companies Registry – Headquartered at 2 Place de la Porte Maillot, 75853 Paris cedex 17 – Tel. +33 (0)1 40 68 22 22

The Site is registered with the CNIL under authorization number 831519.

The Publication Director is Mr Michel Dessolain, CEO

Site hosting: CARDIWEB, 14 Rue Auber 75009 PARIS

2. Intellectual property

With the exception of information or services provided by the event organizers and partners of Viparis, Viparis Le Palais des Congrès de Paris, Viparis Le Bourget, Viparis Nord Villepinte, Viparis Porte de Versailles, Viparis Palais des Congrès de Versailles and Viparis Palais des Congrès d’Issy (hereinafter referred to collectively or individually as “Viparis”), all elements (information, data, brands, logos, etc.) featured on the Site are the exclusive property of Viparis and are protected by copyright, trademark law and, more generally, the provisions of the French Intellectual Property Code or any law recognized by the laws in effect.

Unless otherwise stated, the copying, presentation, electronic transfer, broadcast, modification or reproduction, in whole or in part, of any or all of the elements that comprise the Site are prohibited without the prior express authorization of Viparis. Where applicable, any authorized reproduction must include the words “source viparis.com”.

The user is also prohibited from adding, by any means, data to the Site which changes or is liable to change the content or appearance of the data, the presentation or the organization of the Site or the works that appear on the Site.

Violation of these provisions constitutes an infringement of the French Intellectual Property Code and subjects any violator to the criminal and civil penalties provided for under French law.

3. Hyperlinks

Any link to the Site must receive prior written authorization from Viparis and may lead only to the Site’s home page, on the condition that it includes a logo downloaded from the Site and/or the name “Viparis”, the only elements that can form the aforementioned link.

In any event, Viparis reserves the right to cancel this authorization at any time if it deems that the link made to the Site could be prejudicial to the interests of the Site.

It is further stated that sites displaying a hyperlink to this Site (hyperlinks targeting the Site or made from it) are not under the control of Viparis, which declines all responsibility for their content.

4. Protection of personal data

The personal data collected on this Site is intended for Viparis which, barring an objection on your part, is authorized to:

I) store it in computer memory,

II) use it for statistical purposes and for information on the calendar of events,

III) disclose it, for the same purposes, to the companies in its group.

In accordance with the French Data Protection Act of 6 January 1978, as amended pursuant to the law of 6 August 2004, you have a right of access, modification, correction and deletion of any personal data concerning you.

These rights can be exercised at any time, either electronically or by post, at the following address:

Viparis (Department of Marketing Communication and Quality)

75853 Paris Cedex 17

communication@viparis.com

5. Access conditions

Barring an instance of force majeure, an event beyond its control (disruptions or interruptions of the access networks, failure of the user’s computer or telephone equipment and, more generally, any event associated with Internet access conditions), and subject to any outages and maintenance services required for the proper operation of the Site, Viparis undertakes to make every effort to keep the Site accessible at all times.

6. Cookies

We inform you that information regarding browsing the Web on your computer is saved by automatic data collectors called “cookies”, with the exception of any information that may be used to identify you. If you wish to block cookies, we advise you to consult your browser’s manual.

Please note that blocking cookies can limit your use of the Site and the services offered.

7. Liability

Viparis may not be held liable for any damage caused by an interruption, malfunction of any kind or suspension or stoppage of the Site for any reason, or for any physical or consequential damage resulting in any way from connection to the Site. The user is solely responsible for his/her connection to the Site.

The Site contains or may allow access to information, elements or services provided by Viparis partners or third parties. In this regard, it is expressly stated that Viparis does not guarantee the accuracy, timeliness, completeness or pertinence of such information, elements or services, and may not be held liable if any of them infringes on an intellectual property right or violates other applicable regulations.

8. Internet usage rules

The user is fully informed of the existence of rules and practices in force on the Internet, known as “Netiquette”, and of the various codes of professional ethics accessible on the Internet, and undertakes to comply with them.

In this regard, the user undertakes to respect the integrity of the Site and to refrain from hindering or interfering with the operation of the Site, fraudulently modifying, altering or deleting the content accessible via the Site, or fraudulently adding data to the Site.

The user further declares that he/she accepts the characteristics and limitations of the Internet and, in particular, is aware that:

– data moving across the Internet is not protected, particularly against possible breaches,

– he/she must take all appropriate measures to protect his/her own data and/or software against contamination by possible viruses and against any attempted intrusion into his/her system by third parties,

– he/she must take all necessary measures to ensure that the configuration of his/her computer allows the Site’s services to be viewed and received.

9. Revision of the General Usage Conditions

Viparis may revise and update these General Usage Conditions at any time without prior notice, in particular to adapt them to changes made to the Site.

Moreover, any aspect of the Site may be modified, supplemented, deleted or updated without prior notice at the sole discretion of Viparis.

10. Applicable law and assignment of jurisdiction

These General Conditions of Use are subject to French law and, by accep