Terms and Conditions 2017-01-18T13:09:21+00:00

Terms and Conditions

Article 1 – Information on IAB Europe

1.1. Service provider

The website https://www.interactcongress.eu and its subdomains (hereinafter the “Website”) is administered and exploited under the responsibility of INTERACTIVE ADVERTISING BUREAU EUROPE A.I.S.B.L. (hereinafter “IAB Europe”), having its registered offices at 1040 Brussels (Belgium), Rond-Point Robert Schuman 11, registered at the Central Bank of Enterprises under number 0812.047.277.

Any question or complaint related to the use of the Website or the functioning of the services proposed by IAB Europe (hereinafter the “Services”) may be addressed to IAB Europe:

* by e-mail sent to the following e-mail address: communications@iabeurope.eu

* by sending a letter to the following address: IAB Europe, Rond-Point Robert Schuman, 11 1040 Brussels (Belgium)

* by phone to the following phone number: +32 (0) 2 256 75 10

1.2. General terms

Access to and use of the Website are subject to the present General Terms of Use (hereinafter the “Terms”) and to the Privacy Policy, as well as to the Belgian law. Consequently, access to the Website implies the user’s full consent without any reservations with the present Terms and the Privacy Policy.

The Terms and the Privacy Policy exclusively govern the relationship between the visitor of the Website (hereinafter the “User”) or the person registered according to Article 4.1 (hereinafter the “Member”) and IAB Europe, in connection with the Services and the use of the Website.

These Terms may be consulted at all times on this URL: https://www.interactcongress.eu/terms-and-conditions/

IAB Europe reserves the right to modify and update these Terms, the access to the Website and its content at all times and without prior notification. Such modifications are opposable to the Users and Members upon each visit to the Website. IAB Europe recommends to consult them regularly.

1.3. Information on third-party applications

The Website integrates third-party applications (hereinafter the “Third-party applications”), such as Twitter and Facebook. These applications are subject to their own terms and conditions and privacy policies, which can be consulted on the respective websites of the concerned third-parties.

Third-party applications are not controlled by IAB Europe, who consequently bears no responsibility in this respect.

Article 2 – Content of the Website

2.1. General description

The Website www.interactcongress.eu is a corporate website providing information and news about the IAB Europe Interact conference, and the digital industry (e.g. press releases, research, policy news, events).

2.2. Access to the Website, its functionalities and conditions pertaining to them

Consultation of the Website

Simply visiting and consulting the Website is unrestricted and free.

Services with reserved access

The suitability of the appearance on the Website and its content are controlled by IAB Europe. IAB Europe reserves the right to reject, remove or modify content at their sole discretion and without notice.

Article 3 – Electronic agreement

3.1. Electronic proof

In the event of litigation, the parties agree that any reproduction by IAB Europe of data stored on its servers concerning the use of the Website, e.g. the Member’s password, will prevail between parties.

Article 4 – Intellectual Property Rights

4.1. The Website and all its components (marks, logos, graphics, photographs, animations, videos, music, text, etc.) are the property of IAB Europe or its partners. They are protected by intellectual property rights (more specifically copyrights and neighbouring rights, trademark rights, etc.) and may not be reproduced, used or communicated without prior and written authorization from IAB Europe or from the rights holder, otherwise such actions constitute a violation of copyrights and/or designs and/or trademarks, punishable with imprisonment and fines, without prejudice to civil damages.

4.2. IAB Europe hereby grants to the User and the Member a non-exclusive, non-transferrable licence for an indefinite duration and revocable at all times without any reason, to access the content of the Website, to display and download such content for display purposes only. The User and the Member may also print a copy of the displayed content on the Website for personal use, provided that they do not alter the content of the Website in any way and provided that they preserve all credits to the creator and origins of the Website. The User and the Member agree to refrain from circumventing the technical protective measures of the documents and multimedia elements. Reproduction is not authorized unless for strictly personal purposes in accordance with Article 22, §1, 4° of the Belgian Copyright Act of 30 June 1994. After viewing the content of the Site, or termination of this authorization, the User and the Member must destroy any downloaded materials owned, whether in electronic or printed.

4.3. The User and the Member undertake, in particular, not to:

* modify or copy the materials found on the Website, except under the conditions specified in Article 5.2

* use this material for any commercial purpose or any part of any public display (whether or not of a commercial nature)

* attempt to decompile or reverse engineer any software contained on the Website

* clear from documentation any mention of a copyright or an exclusive proprietary right

* transfer the materials to a third-party or duplicate it on another server.

4.4. Any violation of any of the above restrictions will result in immediate termination of this authorization, which IAB Europe reserves the right to terminate at any time.

Article 5 – Responsibility related to the use of the Website

5.1. Availability and functioning of the Website

IAB Europe ensures, to the extent possible, that the Website remain accessible for a normal number of User and Members. IAB Europe cannot guarantee the normal functioning of the Website at all times without any interruption or error, nor that any flaws are immediately solved, nor that the Website and the server hosting it are completely free from viruses or other malicious elements. IAB Europe reserves the right to suspend or stop all or part of the Website at all times without any prior notice.

IAB Europe cannot and may not be held responsible for any loss and/or damage of any kind resulting from the suspension, interruption, (technical) interference, delay, difficult access and/or blocked access to whole or part of the Website, or any virus or other malicious elements present on the Website.

Users or Members who notice the presence of viruses or other malware on the Website are kindly asked to notify IAB Europe thereof on the following address: communications@iabeurope.eu in order to enable IAB Europe to take appropriate

measures. IAB Europe advises Users and Members to install proper firewalls, antiviruses and other software on their end-user devices to protect them from any damage.

5.2. Content and use of the Website

Users and Members use the Website at their own risk. Within the limits of the applicable law, the Website, its components and all information, software, installations and services pertaining to the Website are delivered as such, as available without any guarantees (not explicit, nor implied) and within the boundaries set by law. Are amongst others excluded, implied warranties or conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of intellectual property rights or non-infringement of other rights. In addition, IAB Europe gives no warranty and makes no representation regarding the accuracy, likely results, or reliability of the use of its Website content, or any component thereto in any manner or information contained on other websites to which the Website of IAB Europe refers through hyperlinks. In any case, IAB Europe or its partners shall not be held liable for any loss or damage (direct, indirect, tangible or intangible, including – without limitation – of harm inherent in the loss of data or profit, or resulting in an operating loss) arising out of the use or inability to use the Website or its content, even if IAB Europe or one of its duly authorized representatives has been informed orally or in writing of the possibility of such damages. The presence of technical or typographical errors on the Website cannot be excluded. IAB Europe does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness or updating the content of its website. IAB Europe reserves the right to modify the content of the Website at any time and without notice. However, IAB Europe does not undertake to update its content.

5.3. Links to or on other websites

Hyperlinks to other websites may be placed on the website. Certain websites may include a link to the Website. Third party websites are not controlled by IAB Europe, the latter does not assume any responsibility for their functioning, content or use. Except when stated otherwise on the Website by IAB Europe, the existence of these links do not imply any endorsement on behalf of IAB Europe of these websites or their use, nor do these links imply any association or partnership with the owners of such websites. The User and the Member bear full and entire responsibility for consulting such websites related to the Website.

5.4 Interact Awards submissions 

By entering this contest the Users confirm that they have read and will follow the requirements set out in the entry notes and entry form. Entrants confirm that they have obtained the relevant permissions from any parties involved, both to submit the entry and for IAB Europe and its partners to use the summary, video content and screenshots provided. Entrants agree to abide by the decisions of the judges which are final on all matters pertaining to this contest. IAB Europe reserves the right not to award categories which, in the judgment of the panel and administrators, did not elicit entries up to top industry standards.

5.4 Interact Awards payment policy 

Payment for an award entry cannot be transferred, exchanged, or refunded. Payment must be made in full before the judging commences in March 2017. Entries not paid for in advance of the judging will not be judged. Entries that do not adhere to the requirements will be disqualified and fees will not be refunded. All payments should be made in EURO (€). You may choose between two methods of payment: credit card, debit card or PayPal. Please review details on the entry form before submitting and making a payment. In the event of cancellation of the awards contest, any refund is entirely at the organisers’ discretion.


5.5 Interact Awards Refunds

 In the event of cancellation of the awards contest, any refund is entirely at the Organisers’ discretion. 

Article 6 – Validity of the contractual provisions

6.1. Disuse of any provision of these Terms by IAB Europe cannot be interpreted as yielding all future use of the rights described in such provision.

6.2. The nullity, invalidity or unenforceability of all or part of the provisions in these Terms will not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision of the provisions in these Terms. In case of partial or entire nullity, invalidity or unenforceability of a provision, such provision shall be presumed to be unwritten. IAB Europe agrees to substitute such provision with another provision having the same effect to the extent possible.

Article 7 – Applicable law and competent court

7.1. All claims related to the Website shall be submitted and interpreted according to legislation in force in Belgium, without consideration to provisions in matters of conflicts of laws.

7.2. The courts of Brussels are exclusively competent for any litigation concerning these terms.

Article 8 – Revocation instruction / Return policy 

In the EU you have the right to return your purchases within 14 days for a full refund.

Article 9 – Interact 2017 Ticket Purchase Conditions

9.1. Interact 2017 Ticket Purchase Cancellation policy

Any change or cancellation of the hotel reservation must be sent in writing to AIM Group International Belgium (interact2017@aimgroup.eu). A cancellation fee of 50,00€ will be withheld if refund is requested in writing before February 28, 2017. 50% of registration fees if between March , 2017 and April 30, 2017. No refunds will be accepted if requested after that date, May 1, 2017. All refunds will be done after the Conference. The registered person can however be replaced without penalties until  March 1, 2017. In this case, please inform the Organasing Secretariat as soon as possible. After this date  March 1, 2017 we have to charge administration costs of € 25,00 incl. VAT.

9.2. Interact 2017 Hotel accommodation for groups with 10 or more rooms

For group bookings, please contact AIM Group International Belgium at interact2017@aimgroup.eu to obtain the “Terms and conditions for groups”.

 9.3. Interact 2017 Ticket Purchase Payment Options

When registering for the Interact 2017 – please arrange payment of the registration fee. All payments should be made in EURO. You may choose between two methods of payment : credit card or American Express.

9.4 Interact 2017 General Conditions Interact 2017

Interact 2017 commissioned AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM with the organisation and execution of the Conference. Registration for the Conference and confirmation therefore forms a contract between the conference attendee and the Interact 2017 Conference regarding attendance at the Conference. This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions.

9.5. Interact 2017 Registration fees and payment for the Interact 2017 Conference

Registration for the conference and booking of services are binding for the attendee. The fees must be paid in advance on the dates specified. Registration will be confirmed if payment is received by the Conference Office by May 1, 2017. Should payments be received after this date, you will receive your confirmation at the Congress Counter in Amsterdam. In case of late payment please bring a copy of your bank remittance with you.

 9.6. Interact 2017 Program Changes

Interact 2017 Conference reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the program at short notice. There will be no pro rata refund of registration fees for cancelled papers or changes to the program.

 9.7. Interact 2017 Loss of Name Badge

A fee of EUR 25 must be paid to acquire a new name badge in the event that the name badge, which at the same time entitles the holder to attend the congress, is lost. If the attendee is later able to produce the newly acquired and the previously lost name badge, the fee of EUR 25 will be refunded.

 9.8. Interact 2017 Liability

AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM is liable in keeping with diligence required of a prudent businessman, according to the laws of Belgium. Regardless of course in law the liability of AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM shall be limited to damages which are caused with aforethought or by gross negligence. However, this shall not affect the liability of the Conference Organizer and of the persons or organizations responsible for providing means of transport or other services. The participants take part in all excursions at their own risk. Verbal agreement can only be considered as binding when confirmed by AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM in writing.

 9.9. Interact 2017 Force Majeure

For reasons beyond its control (such as war, strikes, lockouts, riots or any such civil disturbances, any acts of God, including but not limited to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons) and any other cause of circumstance of whatsever nature beyond its control that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of Interact 2017 Conference and its corresponding activities in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Interact 2017 Conference has the right to immediately alter or cancel the activities or events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly thereto. No party involved shall be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.

 9.10. Interact 2017 Place of Performance, Venue of Jurisdiction

Amsterdam shall be the exclusive place of performance and Brussels venue of jurisdiction for all parties. The laws of Belgium Law shall apply.

 9.10. Interact 2017 Privacy

9.11 Interact 2017 Data Protection Statement

AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM protects the personal data of its website users with greatest diligence. Personal data are data which can be related to your person and provide information on your behaviour or characteristics. This includes of course your name, postal address and telephone number as well as information about your possible interests and surfing customs as far as this information can be attributed to you directly or indirectly.

We collect use and process personal data provided by you only according to the strict data protection provisions in Belgium and in compliance with the provisions of the EU Data Protection Directive.

 9.10. Interact 2017 Non-personal data

In the course of your access to our websites or to files provided on our websites data will be logged for internal system-related and statistical purposes which possibly allow identification (name of the file accessed, date and time of the access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, web browser and requesting domain). Person related exploitation will not be conducted. Statistical analysis of anonymised data is reserved. Collection, use and process of personal data is used for our online services. 

In case you register for a congress, reserve a hotel or undertake another booking on our website, we will ask for your name and other personal information we need for the service. We use and process these data only for the purpose of answering your requests, for executing contracts that have been concluded with you and for technical administration. Your personal data will be disclosed or otherwise transferred to third parties only if this is necessary for executing contracts (for example a hotel reservation booked with AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM), for accounting purposes or if you have given your explicit consent.

9.12 Interact 2017 Deletion of your personal data

Your personal data will be deleted after the expiration of the storage period required by law, statute or contract as far as they are no longer necessary for the performance of the contract. Data not affected by this will be deleted when the purposes described in the consent lapse. In case a storage period exists the data will be blocked instead of deleted when the purpose of collecting or using the data lapses.

9.13. Interact 2017 Visibility of your personal data for other users

By giving your consent to the use and processing of your data you agree to the publication of your data (e.g. name, address, e-mail address) to other users so that they become visible to them. 

9.14. Interact 2017 Data safety

Your data will generally be transferred to us in an encoded form to exclude access by unauthorised third parties. Your data will be stored on especially secured servers. They are only accessible to authorised persons who are familiar with the applicable data protection provisions. We cannot, however, guarantee the security of the data as unauthorised access, hardware and software defects and other factors can prejudice data security at any time.

9.14. Interact 2017 Links to other websites

Our internet sites contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for data privacy policies and/or practices on other websites and we have no influence as to whether the operators act in compliance with data protection provisions. Our privacy policy is solely applicable to data collected by us.

9.15. Interact 2017 Correction/update of information

You are entitled to gain access to your data and change them at any time. If you request information about the data stored about you or undertake adjustments, please contact AIM GROUP INTERNATIONAL BELGIUM at interact2017@aimgroup.eu

If you have consented to the publication of your personal data to other registered users, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. All you need to do is send an e-mail to interact2017@aimgroup.eu

The rapid development of the internet and the technical progress make it necessary to adjust and expand our information on data protection from time to time. You will be informed about any changes on our websites.