General Terms

General terms and conditions of visitor registration and participation at the Who’s Next & Premiere Classe trade shows

Preamble

You are about to use the visitor pre-registration service for the trade fairs WHO’S NEXT & PREMIERE CLASSE, operated by WSN DEVELOPPEMENT.

These General Terms and Conditions apply to all pre-registration requests made online by users (hereafter “Clients”) via the website http://register.whosnext.com (hereafter “the Website”), and are given for the purpose of specifying the conditions governing all pre-registration requests to attend the trade fair/event WHO’S NEXT & PREMIERE CLASSE (hereafter “the Trade Fair”, or “the Event”), organised by WSN DEVELOPPEMENT (hereafter “the Company”) as a visitor.

These general terms and conditions may be modified by the Company at any time. Users will be notified of all modifications to these general terms and conditions, and any of the documents to which they refer, upon their first visit to the Website after the modifications have been made.

Pre-registration request process

Before submitting a request for pre-registration, Clients explicitly declare that they are aware of these general terms and conditions and accept them unconditionally, by ticking the box “I have read and accepted the general terms and conditions of the pre-registration process” before clicking “Confirm my request.”

Entrance passes

It should be clearly understood that the entrance passes sold on this Website (hereafter “the Entrance passes”) are reserved for professional clients.

Prices

The prices of Entrance passes are expressed in Euros before VAT and, as per the applicable legal and regulatory requirements, will be supplemented with value added tax at the rate currently in force.

Payment

Entrance passes are payable at time of ordering.

All orders, whatever their source, must be paid for in Euros.

Payment for entrance passes must be made online, by means of a bank card.

Accepted payment cards are: Carte Bleue / Visa and Mastercard.

The full value of your order will be charged to your bank card as soon as it has been confirmed.
Charging of the payment to your bank card is independent of the actual printing of badges or delivery of other articles purchased.

As an exception to this rule, “Group” clients who have a code provided for this purpose by the Company may settle their orders by bank transfer or cheque sent to the Company 7 days before each edition of the trade shows.

Cheques made payable to"WSN DEVELOPPEMENT" or copies of payment orders should be sent to the following address accompanied by the order summary: WSN DEVELOPPEMENT - Visitor department - 27-29 rue Guénégaud 75006 Paris - France.

Unless evidence is provided to the contrary, the data recorded by the Company constitutes proof of all transactions between the Company and its Clients.

The data recorded by our payment system constitutes proof of transaction.

Security of payments and personal data

Secure payments
Our websites are covered by a security system.
Our Company has adopted the SSL encryption process developed by OGONE, encrypting and securing all confidential information.

Personal data
Information and personal data are required to manage Client‘s participation to the Event, including his introduction to partners participating in the Event and his relationships with the Company within the framework of these General Terms and Conditions. This information and data are also processed for security purposes, in order for to meet legal and regulatory obligations, and also to enable the Company to improve and personalise the services and information it provides.

Depending on the choices made by the Client in the context of his participation request, the Client may also receive through all channels commercial proposals and news relating to the Company’s activity and services. The Client’s personal data may be processed, on the basis of consent that it may withdraw at any time, to send to him, through all channels, commercial proposals and news concerning other events of WSN DEVELOPPEMENT, the COMEXPOSIUM Group and/or their partners.

Only the Company’s in-house teams, approved service providers in connection with the Event management and organisation have access to Clients’ personal data. This data may also be provided to third parties, if the Client has authorised such sharing (WSN DEVELOPPEMENT, COMEXPOSIUM GROUP and/or partners).

The personal data to be provided in a mandatory manner are indicated as such on the forms and are necessary for the conclusion and execution of the contract between the Clients and the Company. Without this data, the Company will not be able to process the Clients’ requests.

In accordance with the applicable regulations, Clients have the right to access, a right of rectification, a right to delete personal data and if applicable, a right to object to the processing of their data, a right to erase and limit processing and a right to the portability of their data. The Partner may exercise these rights at any time by writing to the Company by post at WSN DEVELOPPEMENT – WHO’S NEXT & PREMIERE CLASSE – 27-29 rue Guénégaud 75006 Paris - France or by email: privacy@whosnext.com. Finally, the Guest has the right to address a complaint with the Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés (Cnil).

Confirmation of pre-registration request

The Company will systematically confirm all pre-registration requests by means of an email sent to the Client.

If you do not receive your confirmation email, please write to the Company at info@whosnext.com.

Delivery of entrance passes

Once the order has been placed and paid for online, or once payment has been received by cheque or bank transfer, the Company will send the Client an email inviting them to print their Entrance pass(es), attached to this email in PDF form, on a standard printer (inkjet or laser) with internet access.

One PDF file will be created for each Entrance pass.

Entrance passes are STRICTLY personal (pass holders may be requested to show proof of ID at the entrance) and non-transferable.

Entrance passes can also be displayed via the website, in the Client’s personal space.

Conditions for the printing and validity of Entrance passes
In order to be considered valid, Entrance passes must be printed in portrait (vertical) format on a sheet of white A4 paper, with no other text or images on either side, without modifications to the print format or text size.

No other format excluding mobile phones or tablets (PC screens, etc.) will be accepted.

Entrance passes must be printed in good quality. Partially printed, dirty, damaged or illegible badges will not be accepted and shall be considered as invalid. If the printing quality is insufficient, Clients must reprint their own passes.

Entrance passes feature a unique bar code allowing one person to access the Event, throughout the period of validity of the Entrance pass. The validity of Entrance passes will be checked at the entrance to the Event, with bar code scanners.

It is forbidden to reproduce, duplicate or copy Entrance passes in any way.

As a result, the Company may refuse entrance in cases where multiple printed versions, reproductions, copies or imitations of the same Entrance pass are found to be in circulation, and if access to the Event has already been granted to a person holding one such print-out, reproduction, copy or imitation of the Entrance pass in question.

The Company cannot accept any liability from anomalies arising during the ordering, processing or printing of Entrance passes.

In cases of loss, theft or unauthorised usage of Entrance passes, Clients will not be issued with replacements or certificates of any kind, with the exception of Entrance passes to be printed by Clients themselves as specified above.

The exhibitors’ stands may be equipped with pass readers
When presenting its pass on the reader, the Client consents to provide to the exhibitor its personal data (name, surname, electronic address) in order to receive business proposals.

Whether the Client is not willing to share its personal information with an exhibitor, the Client must not present its pass on the exhibitor’s reader. Data collected by badge readers will also be used by the Company for statistical purposes and for analysing visitor numbers and interaction.

Cancellation, modification, refunds, use

All orders placed online are firm and definitive, constituting an irrevocable commitment to pay the corresponding price in full.

As a result, no refunds will be offered for any reason whatsoever, including partial or total cancellation of the order.

The Company will not accept any modifications to the Entrance passes as originally ordered (bearer’s name, title, company etc.).

Clients are encourage to check all information carefully before confirming their orders.

Waiver of the right of withdrawal
In accordance with Article L221-28 of the French Consumer Code, Entrance passes to trade fairs and similar events are not covered by the right of withdrawal.

Please remember that passes cannot be transferred
Touting of Entrance passes in public places, private settings or via the internet is a criminal offence punishable by arrest and prosecution, with a maximum fine of €15,000 (Art. 313-6-2 of the French Criminal Code).

If the Event to which the Client has purchased Entrance passes is cancelled, or the dates or times are changed, the Client accepts that the Company may use the contact details provided when placing the order online in order to inform them of the measures to be taken.

If the Event is cancelled by the Company on account of an incident of force majeure, as defined in French law, the Company will inform all Clients without delay. In such cases, no damages or interest will be payable and all sums received by the Company will be returned to the Clients.

Order tracking

For further information and questions, please contact our Communication Department by email at the following address info@whosnext.com.

Image rights

The Client explicitly authorises, without any expectation of remuneration, the Company and the COMEXPOSIUM Group:

Clients who do not wish to feature in photographs or films made during the Event must notify the Company in writing before the start of the Event.

Any Clients wishing to take their own photos/videos of the Event must also inform the Company in writing in advance. Clients will take sole responsibility for obtaining the necessary authorisations for any images recorded during the Event, and for respecting the image rights of all exhibitors, visitors and participants present at the Event.

External links

The Website may provide access to the websites of the Company’s partners via hyperlinks, or by integrating content from partner sites into the Website.

The Company cannot be held responsible for the content, legality or operations of these sites, and cannot accept any liability for their usage by users.

Intellectual property

All elements, texts, logos, images, sounds, software and icons contained on the Website and reproduced on the Website are protected by intellectual property rights all over the world. As such it is strictly forbidden to modify, represent or reproduce all or part of the Website and its content in any form or by any means.

Applicable law, disputes

The pre-registration service provided by the Company on the Website is covered by French law.
In the event of a dispute, the only competent courts shall be those closest to the Company’s headquarters.