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Terms of Use

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Terms of use
Thanks for using ICCA's iccaworld website (the "Website"). The following are the terms and conditions (the "Terms" or the "Agreement") under which you may use the Website. Please read this page carefully. By accessing the Website you accept and agree to be bound by these Terms. If you do not accept any of the Terms stated here, do not use the Website. ICCA may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms at any time by updating this page. Users are bound by any such modifications.

Item A. Website Materials

The contents of this Website, including but not limited to: text, graphics, illustrations, logos, software, trademarks, service marks and other material ("Material") are protected by copyright and other laws.

ICCA authorises you to view the Material on the Website solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You may not sell or modify the Material or reproduce, display, distribute, or otherwise use the Material in any way for any public or commercial purpose without the written permission of ICCA. If you violate any of these Terms, your permission to use the Material automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any copies of the Material you have made.


The ICCA member-only password-protected databases on this website may only be accessed by bona fide members of ICCA and associations that are part of the "ICCA Association Community", using the passwords allocated by ICCA Head Office for this purpose via the "My ICCA" area of the ICCA website. Passwords may not be made available to non-authorised third parties, nor may data from "My ICCA" be passed on to third parties. ICCA reserves the right to remove a member's right of access to this area of the website in the event of late payment of monies owed to ICCA or if there is evidence of misuse of the data or passwords, with no liability to compensate the member for loss of access.

For the purpose of this Terms of Use “Association” is defined here as a non-governmental organisation (NGO), which is a legally constituted organisation created by private persons or organisations without participation or representation of any government, and has a minimum of one internationally rotating meeting according to ICCA specified criteria, that has registered for the ICCA Association Community and as such has been given access to My ICCA.

Before accessing My ICCA, the ICCA-member/Association and ICCA must enter into standard contractual clauses relating to the transfer of personal data outside the EU (Schedule A, “the Standard Contractual Clauses”).

By entering My ICCA, the user accepts applicability of the Standard Contractual Clauses on behalf of the relevant ICCA-member or Association. The user will process any personal data it views or downloads from the ICCA web portal in accordance with the Standard Contractual Clauses. 

The ICCA-member or Association is regarded as a ‘data controller’ under applicable data protection law. If any personal data is added to the platform on behalf of the ICCA-member or Association, The ICCA-member or Association must inform the data subjects whose information he/she is processing in accordance with articles 13 and 14 of the General Data Protection Regulation. The ICCA-member or Association must make sure that it is legally allowed to process their data and should check if the data subjects have given their permission for their data to be processed.”

Item B. Website Warranties

The ICCA Website and materials contained therein are provided on an "AS IS" basis without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. ICCA, to the extent permitted by law, disclaims all warranties, included but not limited to: warranties of title, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement of third party rights. ICCA make no warranties about the accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of the material and links presented on the Website.

Neither does the company warrant that the Website will operate without error or that the Website and its server are free of computer viruses or other harmful code. ICCA is not responsible for any costs associated with servicing or replacing your equipment or data due to your use of this Website. The Website contains materials provided by third parties, and will likewise not be held responsible for any such third party material.

Item C. Disclaimer of Damages & Limitation of Liability

Your use of iccaworld is at your own risk. If you are dissatisfied with any of the Materials or other contents of the Website or with these Terms and Conditions, our Privacy Policy or any other policies, your sole remedy is to discontinue use of the Website.

In no event will ICCA be liable to any user or other third party for any damages resulting from the use or inability to use the Website or the materials contained therein. This disclaimer and limitation includes direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, or exemplary damages or lost profits, and applies whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, regardless of whether ICCA is advised of the possibility of such damages.

Item D. Public & User Submissions - General

The ICCA Website includes postings, listings, stories, and articles from third parties. Such content is the responsibility of the third party creator of the content. ICCA has no responsibility for such content and is merely providing access to such content as a service to you. While ICCA will endeavor to remove any offensive or harmful content from the Website as soon as it comes to our attention, third party materials may include offensive, inappropriate, harmful, or deceptive information. HOWEVER, WE EXPECT YOU TO USE CAUTION AND COMMON SENSE, AND EXERCISE GOOD JUDGEMENT WHEN USING THIRD PARTY INFORMATION.

Item E. User Responsibilities & Privileges

You agree that you are responsible for your own submissions and postings and for any consequences thereof. You agree to use ICCA's Website only to post materials that are legal, proper and related to the purposes of this geographic community. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using this Website, you will not:

Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others

Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate or offer to do the same (hereinafter "Post") any inappropriate, defamatory, infringing, obscene, or unlawful material or information

Post any material that infringes any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret or other proprietary right of any party (the "Rights"), unless you are the owner of the Rights or have the permission of the owner to post or transmit such material

Post any files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer

Advertise or offer to sell any goods or services for any commercial purpose, other than in areas of the Web site intended for such uses

Impersonate another person or entity, or falsify or delete any author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is Posted

Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the use of the Web site.

Item F. Our Obligation to Monitor Content

ICCA does not control the information posted by Registered Users, and has no obligation to monitor postings. However, ICCA reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, for any reason whatsoever, in ICCA's sole discretion.

ICCA does not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any information posted by third parties, or endorse any opinions expressed by them. You acknowledge that any reliance on material so posted will be at your own risk.

If ICCA is notified by a user of content which allegedly does not conform to any term of this Agreement, we may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in our sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the content. ICCA will have no liability or responsibility for performance or non-performance of such investigation. ICCA reserves the right to terminate or restrict your access to any or all Membership/Subscription privileges at any time without notice for any reason whatsoever.

Item G. Copyright Infringement

ICCA may, in appropriate circumstances and at its sole discretion, remove or disable access to material on the Website that infringes on the rights of others. If you believe that your work has been used on the Website in a manner that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide ICCA with a written notice - by postal mail, e-mail, or FAX - that includes the following information:

The signature (electronic or physical) of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed

Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed

A description of where the material in question is located on the Website

Your mailing address, telephone number, and email address

A statement by you that you believe in good faith that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law

A statement by you, under penalty of perjury, that the information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf

For purposes of such notice, ICCA's address for notice is as follows:

ICCA, The International Congress & Convention Association
Alpha Tower, De Entree 57
NL-1101 BH Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 3981919
Fax: +31 20 699 0781

Contact ICCA

Item H. Links to Other Websites

ICCA contains links to third party websites that are maintained by others. These links are provided solely as a convenience to our users, and are not an endorsement by ICCA of the contents on such third-party Web sites. ICCA is not responsible for the content of linked third-party sites and does not make any representations regarding the content or accuracy of materials on such third-party sites. If you decide to access linked third-party Websites, you do so at your own risk.

Item I. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless ICCA, ICCA DATA, iccaworld, its officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any claims, actions or demands, including without limitation reasonable legal fees, alleging or resulting from your use of the Material or your breach of the terms of this Agreement. ICCA will provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit, or proceeding and shall reasonably assist you, at your expense, in defending any such claim, suit or proceeding.

Item J. General Disclaimer

ICCA makes no claims that the materials presented are appropriate for any particular purpose or audience. Access to the materials may not be legal by certain persons. If you access the Website from outside of the Netherlands, you are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

ICCA is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. All legal issues arising from or related to the use of the Website shall be construed in accordance with and determined by the laws of The Netherlands. By using this Website, you agree that the exclusive forum for the bringing of any claims or causes of action arising out of or relating to your use of this Website is the appropriate Dutch Court.

You hereby accept and submit to the jurisdiction of such court in any such proceeding or action, and irrevocably waive, to the fullest extent permitted by law, any objection which you may now or hereafter have to the laying of the venue of any such action or proceeding brought in such a court and any claim that any such action or proceeding brought in such a court has been brought in an inconvenient forum.

Public vs Confidential information
You acknowledge that all of your submissions and postings to the public portion of the Website are public and not private information. Always use caution when giving out any personally identifying information about yourself or your household. iccaworld specifically disclaims any liability with regard to any actions resulting from your submissions and postings to the public portion of the website. Generally, any communication which you post to the website is considered to be non-confidential. If a particular webpage or form permits the submission of information that will be treated by iccaworld as confidential, that fact will be stated on those pages.

Use of public information
By posting communications on or through the Website, you automatically grant iccaworld a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the information alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed. The foregoing grants shall include the right to exploit any proprietary rights in such communication, including but not limited to rights under copyright, trademark, service mark or patent laws under any relevant jurisdiction.