Viva Technology Paris 2021 - B2B Business Passes
Standard terms and conditions of online sale for Business passes
The sale of Business Passes on this site is handled by Mediactive Events - Groupe Mediactive – 3-4-10, cité Paradis, 75010 Paris - Tel. + 33 (0)1 55 28 80 60 which was enlisted to do so by Les Echos Solution SAS, whose registered office is at 10 boulevard de Grenelle 75015 PARIS, and MSL France, whose registered office is at 30-34, rue du Chemin Vert – 75011 Paris, organizers of VIVA TECHNOLOGY 2021, hereinafter referred to as "the Organizer". Les Echos Solutions and MSL France are also the publisher of the website vivatechnology.com
The sale of Business Passes is only accessible to Professionals, i.e. any natural or legal person, public or private, who acts, including through the intermediary of another person acting in his or her name or on his or her behalf, for purposes falling within the scope of his or her commercial, industrial, craft, liberal or agricultural activity.
1.1. The purpose of these Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale is to set forth the terms and conditions applicable to the reservation and purchase of Business Passes for the Viva Technology event taking place from Thursday 17 June 2021 to Saturday 19 June 2021, hereafter “the Event”.
The Event shall take place as a physical Event and as an online Event:
- At the Parc des Expositions exhibition center - Porte de Versailles, subject to the development of the pandemic (currently known as COVID-19) and more generally subject to the national health context;
- On the online platform, available at www.online.vivatechnology.com, or on the VivaTech App which can be downloaded for Android phone, Iphones or Ipads on the Play Store or on the AppStore, together referred as the “VivaTech Platform”.
Both the physical Event and the online Event are together referred to as “the Services”.
1.2. These Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale constitute the whole of the single agreement between the parties, and supersede any prior agreement(s) concerning the same subjects as those dealt with in this agreement.
2. Acceptance and modification of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale
2.1.Registration on the vivatechnology.com website and the acquisition of a Business Pass implies prior acceptance by the user participating in the Event of the version of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale in force and the Terms and Conditions of the Payment Providers Mediactive (https://www.groupe-mediactive.fr/), and places them under an obligation to strictly comply with the said terms. A user who acquires a Business Pass to the Event is hereinafter referred to as "the Participant". The Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale and any new version thereof are accessible at https://vivatechnology.com/b2b-passes-terms-conditions/.
The Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale are binding on the Participant who acknowledges, by ticking a box provided for this purpose, to have had knowledge and accepted them before placing the order.
The validation of the order by its confirmation is worth adhesion by the Participant to the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale in force at the day of the order, which conservation and reproduction are ensured by the seller in accordance with the French law.
2.2. Business Pass is only accessible to Startups, Attendees, Investors and Groups as defined in article 5.
2.3. The Organizer reserves the right to update and modify the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale at any time. In case of modification of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale, the applicable ones are those in force at the date of the order, no recourse being available to Participants in this case.
3. Dates and location of the Event
3.1. The various conferences, workshops and events are being proposed in the context of Viva Technology 2021 Event, which will commence on Thursday June 17 2021 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Friday June 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and end on Saturday June 19, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entrance will be closed 30 minutes before the time limit (6.30 pm on Thursday and Friday, 5.30 pm on Saturday). Nevertheless, the Organizer may close the access to the Event before this time and limit for safety reasons particularly when the maximum reception capacity is reached.
3.2. Viva Technology 2021 should take place in Paris, at the Parc des Expositions exhibition center, Porte de Versailles, or depending on the development of the pandemic and the general health context, at a more appropriate place in Paris or its suburb regarding the compliance with potential rigorous health protocol.
3.3. Viva Technology 2021 shall also take place online on the VivaTech Platform . The VivaTech Platform shall give access to online networking and meetings, live conference during the Event and replay and online booth of exhibitors. It shall be available a few days before the Event, during the Event and after the Event. Once the VivaTech Platform becomes available, each Participant shall be informed by email.
4. Access to the Event and the workshops and sessions on offer
4.1. The acquisition of a Business Full Pass by the Participant gives access to Viva Technology for the three days of the Event's duration and all the conferences or workshops organized throughout the duration of the Event on the dates mentioned in Article 3.1 and to the VivaTech Platform.
4.2 The acquisition of a Business Online Pass by the Participant gives only access to the VivaTech Platform.
4.3. After the acquisition of a Business Pass, the Organizer shall send a link by email to the Participant in order to create an account and to access the VivaTech Platform.
Only one account can be created by the Participant. The person whose personal information corresponds to that provided on the registration form is considered to be the Participant, to the exclusion of any other third party. It is understood that in the event that the account is opened by a legal entity, said account will be validly operated by any duly authorized person.
The Participant therefore undertakes to use the VivaTech Platform personally and to bear full responsibility for any use that will be made of his account. The Participant is furthermore responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their login and password and expressly acknowledges that any use of the VivaTech Platform from his account will be deemed to have been made by them.
In the event that the Organizer notices that an account has been used by someone other than the Participant, the Organizer shall inform the Participant and shall have the right to take all appropriate measures and notably, at its own option, to interrupt access to VivaTech Platform for the Participant.
4.4 Access to the conferences and workshops and online sessions is in principle free except in cases where access is limited with specific conditions or where access is limited to persons with a personal invitation. Participants are always invited to check on Viva Technology website whether prior registration by name is required in order to be able to attend certain workshops or conferences or online sessions. Access to session rooms, workshops, and events will be possible within the limit of the places available. Some online sessions may also be subject to the limit of places. The Organizer cannot under any circumstances guarantee participants that they will be able to have access to their chosen sessions, workshops and events. The Organizer advises participants to go to the room or place of the conference in advance before the time indicated on the schedule.
4.5. The titles of sessions, workshops, conferences, or events may be changed up until the day of the Event. In the event of modification of the description of conferences, workshops or events, the Organizer will publish if needed the new description for each workshop, sessions, conference or event that has been changed on the vivatechnology.com website.
4.6. Due to the professional purpose of some exhibition halls or online sessions (ie. press, speakers rooms, exhibitors, VIP lounges) the Participant is informed and accepts that access to these halls or online sessions are not allowed for public entrance / participation.
4.6 At the Event location, use of radiocommunication equipment is strictly forbidden and must be submitted to the Organizer for prior authorization.
5. Prices of Passes sold online
Depending on the health context, the Business Full Passes may also be sold on location during the exhibition Viva Technology.
All orders of Business Passes on this website are payable solely in euros. The Organizer has entrusted Mediactive Events, a company belonging to the Mediactive group, with the task of securely processing online payments proposed on this website. Participants are invited to comply with the transaction procedure proposed to them, it being specified that orders will be confirmed and binding on the Organizer once the Participant receives a receipt by email confirming that the order has been validated.
The acquisition online of Business Passes is available only on this official website. No other website publisher is appointed to sell Business Passes whatever the kind of these passes. The Organizer shall not be liable if Participants are unable to access Viva Technology due to the acquisition of Business Passes by a parallel and a non-appointed online retailer. In the same way, the Organizer will not be liable in the case of a purchase from resellers on the fly.
Participants are consequently invited to keep their Business Pass counterfoil or to re-print their Business Pass if they plan to attend the Event on more than one day. In the prices schedule below, Group acquisition procedure (Group Offer) shall be subject to specific conditions presented in article 5.3.
5.2. Pass categories
There are two Business Pass categories: Business Full Pass and Business Online Pass:
- Business Full Pass which includes access both to the physical Event and the online Event
- Business Online Pass which includes access only to the online Event
Business Full Pass contains 4 (four) subcategories with different prices and services, taking into account the buyer’s profile:
- "Startup" subcategory: shall mean an independent business that has fewer than 200 employees and that has been created less than 8 years ago.
- "Attendee" subcategory: shall mean any commercial or non-commercial company, institution, authority or organisation governed by public or private law which does not meet the requirements and conditions to buy the
- "Startup" or the "Investor" pass category.
- “Investor” subcategory: shall mean a legal entity whose company purpose is primarily capital investment in enterprises.
- “Group” subcategory: shall mean a legal entity belonging to Attendee category which buys more than three (3) passes.
Business Online Pass is the same for all, same price and same services, whatever the buyer’s profile, except for the Group subcategory which cannot acquire Business Online Pass.
At any time the Organizer shall have the right to check that the conditions for access to each subcategory are met by the Participant. Otherwise, the Organizer reserves the right to refuse access to the Event or the right to charge the supplement if the conditions for access to the lower price are not met.
At any time, the Organizer shall propose promotional prices and/or offers for a definite period. As the case may be, conditions and period of validity of such promotional prices and/or offers will be subject to a specific advertising on the official website of Viva Technology. Promotional prices and/or offers shall not be applicable retroactively.
The invoice corresponding to their purchase will be issued by Mediactive Group on behalf of Viva Technology / MSL France to professional Participants. Participants may download their invoice from the link included in the email of confirmation that will be sent to them at the end of the acquisition process.
5.3. Group Offer
The user may buy a volume of codes giving access to Attendee Full Passes for a reduced price as displayed on article 5.1. The group offer is only available on the address https://subscribe.vivatechnology.com/group.
On the Group Offer buying funnel, the user may select from 3 to 19 codes for Attendee Full Passes to buy. The price reduction depends on the number of codes the user wants to generate. The user will then enter its payment information. Once the order has been accepted, the user will be able to access its invoice and a list of codes on the confirmation page and on the confirmation email.
The user may then distribute the codes to its designated beneficiaries that will be able to register to Viva Technology 2021 by filling in the code on the “Promotional code” field at this address: https://subscribe.vivatechnology.com/attendee. Once they have registered online, they will receive their Attendee Full Pass by email. They must present their Attendee Full Pass to access the Event. To enter the venue, the Pass must be printed, no code or invitation by email may be sufficient.
If a code has been shared to the wrong person by the user, the Organizer will not be able to send a new code.
Each code purchased is valid for only one Attendee Full Pass.
Codes cannot be refunded once they have been purchased.
Codes are valid until June 19, 2021 included.
6. Additional services
As the case may be additional optional services offered by the Organizer shall be invoiced to the Participant if such optional services are selected by the Participant. Detailed information related to the additional services will be available later.
7. Cancellation or reimbursement
7.1. No right to withdraw
The sale of Business Passes to the Participant will not give the latter any right to withdraw from their purchase. The sale will therefore be definitive as from the time of payment of the price. Distance selling of Pass to the Event via the website opened by the Organizer will not give purchasers any right to withdraw from their purchase. According to the French law, professionals have no right of withdrawal. On the top of that, the right of withdrawal may not be exercised in respect of contracts for leisure activities to be provided on a specific date or during a specific period. The sale of Business Pass will therefore be firm and final once the purchase has been validated by the Participant and confirmed by the Organizer, and no reimbursement or exchange will be possible if the Participant is unable to attend the Event.
7.2. Business Passes shall not be sold or transferred to third parties by the Participant and are personal.
7.3. Postponement of the Event by the Organizer
If the Event is postponed by the Organizer, the cost of the Business Passes will not be reimbursed but the Pass will remain valid for the new date set for the Event. Participants are therefore requested to keep their proof of purchase and/or Pass. Moreover, no indemnification will be paid by the Organizer
7.4 Changes in the organization of the Event stemming from the pandemic and health context
Given the current context of the health crisis and its uncertain evolution, the Participant is informed and agrees that some modifications to the organization of the Event may be decided by the Organizer.
Among these modifications, Event programs, speakers, topics, platform, format and dates may be changed because of circumstances beyond the Organizer’s control and may necessitate substitutions, modifications, postponements, or cancellations notably to the content, speakers, venue, timing, platform or dates of the Event. The Organizer reserves the right to do so at any time and will not be liable to the Participant for any cost incurred neither for any reimbursement of the Business Pass.
The Organizer may decide to change the place of the Event in order to comply with a particularly rigorous sanitary protocol. In this case, as far as the Event still takes place in Paris and its suburbs, the Business Pass will not be reimbursed and no indemnification will be paid by the Organizer.
The Organizer may also decide to cancel the physical Event. In this case, the online Event will still be available. The Participant of a Full Pass may ask to be reimbursed of the difference between the price VAT excl. paid for the Full Pass and the price VAT excluded of an Online Pass.
As an example, if a startup bought a Full Pass at early bird rates of €150 excluding VAT, they can ask for reimbursement of €150 - €100 (€100 being the Online Pass early bird price), i.e €50 excluding VAT.
In case the physical Event must be cancelled, the Organizer will reimburse automatically the difference to all Full pass buyers.
The refund will be made to the credit card used for payment within a maximum period of 3 (three) months from announcement by the Organizer of the cancellation of the Physical event In case the payment was made with PayPal or the credit card is expired, the Buyer will need to send their IBAN information to the Organizer by email to email@example.com.
The Organizer shall endeavor to notify the Participant as soon as reasonably practicable of any cancellation, postponements, or changes by posting the updated information on the website.
Illness (even in case of COVID-19 positivity), inability of the Participant to access the physical Event (even in case of COVID-19 contact) or inability of the Participant to access the online Event because of circumstances beyond the control of the Organizer or due to disruptions in telecommunications / internet networks, compatibility of the Participant's information systems with the VivaTech Platform, the Business Passes will not be reimbursed and no indemnification will be paid by the Organizer.
8. Force majeure
The Organizer shall not be responsible for any failure to comply with these Terms and Conditions, or for any delay in performance of, or failure to perform under, these Terms and Conditions where such failure or delay is due to acts and circumstances which are unforeseeable and beyond its control according to article 1218 of the French Civil Code.
As a consequence, any event or circumstance that prevents access to the Event between Thursday June 17th 2021 and Saturday June 19th 2021 inclusive, such as adverse weather conditions, strikes, rioting, terrorism and the implementation of government measures associated, for example, with the Vigipirate plan, (France's national security alert system), or Organizer’s decision to cancel the Event taking into account imminent risk for safety, health and security of people and assets, will release the Organizer from its obligations. The Business Passes will not be reimbursed and no indemnification will be paid by the Organizer.
9. Safety & health measures
If the Participant is unable to access the Event owing to failure to comply with safety or health instructions or safety or health measures required for entry to the premises hosting the Event, the Participant cannot obtain a refund for the price of their Business Pass. Consequently, Participants are responsible for checking, in particular by consulting the Organizer's website or the website of the Parc des Expositions, what safety-related obligations or health-related obligations Participants will be required to comply with in order to access the Event venue.
The Participant is entitled to strictly apply the safety/health rules for the duration of the Event, available on the Organizer’s website and/or the website of the Parc des Expositions. The Participant acknowledges and agrees that the Organizer cannot be held liable for any damages due to the disrespect of safety/health rules by the Participant.
In addition, a control of the identity and control of the personal effects of the Participants will be ensured by the security team assigned to the reception of the Event. Moreover, specific health protocol can also be applied before the entrance of the Event.
Any person refusing to comply with this security measure or health protocol may be denied access. In this case, Business Passe shall not be reimbursed and no indemnification will be paid by the Organizer.
For safety reasons, it is strictly forbidden to introduce weapons, explosive, flammable or volatile substances, bottles, containers, sharps or blunt objects and generally any object likely to serve as projectile, any dangerous object, signs and banners of any size of a political, ideological, religious or advertising nature. Any offender commits responsibility and is subject to prosecution. In addition, any person who violates this prohibition or is likely to cause a disturbance to the organization of the Event and/or to the security of the property and persons will be excluded immediately. No refund of the Business Pass or compensation of the person concerned will be due.
The Organizer reserves the right to vary or alter these conditions without prior notice.
10. Decent behavior & Anti-Harassment Policy
Viva Technology brings together the best innovation actors to ignite positive change in business and for society. The Event shall be safe, respectful and enjoyable for everyone.
Therefore, Participants are expected to comply with this policy, based on principles of inclusion, equality, diversity and respect. They shall conduct themselves in a professional and appropriate manner to ensure that prohibited conduct does not occur.
The Organizer prohibits bullying or harassment of any form, including, but not limited to:
- Verbal or written comments related to sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, age, religion;
- Creating or sharing obscene, threatening, abusive, violent, racist, insulting, slanderous, denigrating, misleading, discriminatory, harassing, pornographic content,
- Creating or sharing content that amounts to justification for crimes against humanity, content that is likely to incite to racial, religious or ethnical hatred, to violence or terrorism,
The Organizer prohibits actions or behavior that impact a Participant safety and wellbeing, including, but not limited to:
- Facilitating any violence or criminal behavior;
- Promoting any criminal or violent activity;
- Sexual exploitation of children or adults;
- Stalking or persistent following;
- Inappropriate language and/or physical contact and unwelcome sexual intention;
- Showcasing or promoting suicide and self-harm;
- Engaging in behavior or actions that are considered threatening.
The above-mentioned actions are strictly forbidden. If a Participant engages in the above-mentioned behavior, the Organizer may take any action he deems appropriate, including expelling the offender from the Event with no refund, temporarily or permanently suspending access to the VivaTech Platform, removing a post or a contribution on an account related to the Event, without prejudice to any legal claims that the Organizer may assert.
If a Participant experiences or witnesses any unprofessional or inappropriate behavior while attending the Event, they shall contact the Event staff and/or shall report it to the Organizer by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Organizer will take all concerns raised seriously and shall deal with the incidents in the strictest discretion.
11. Personal data
The Organizer collects and processes personal data relating to the Participants for the purposes of managing the relationship with these Participants.
The modalities for collecting and processing the Participants’ personal data are detailed in the Organizer Data Privacy page.
12. Image rights
Attendees at Viva Technology 2021 are informed that photographic and / or audiovisual records may be made by the Organizer and / or exhibitors, press throughout the Viva Technology event and in all areas open to the public (session rooms, exhibition area, VIP Lounge, and outdoor spaces in particular).
In this context, the attendees recognize and accept
- (a) that their image can be captured in photographs and / or films that will be produced
- (b) that the photos and films can be reproduced and represented on any media, because of the distribution rights by the Organizer or the exhibitors of any photo or film of a information, documentary (ie : podcasts videos) or promotional nature related to the Event for any current or future edition of the Event. These broadcasts are authorized for any media or medium, by all means and technical forms known or unknown to date, for the whole world.
Attendees may exercise their right of access, rectification and deletion of their image free of charge in accordance with the conditions set out in our Data Privacy page.
Animals are not allowed in the Event under any circumstance, unless the Participant has a disability, when the Participant may be accompanied by a guide, assistant or companion animal.
Photography with flash and video recording is permitted for private purposes and for press purposes only, using hand-held equipment. Tripods and monopods are not permitted in any part of the exhibition. In special circumstances a permit may be granted by the Organizer.
The Participant is responsible for their personal belongings (including camera, computer, handbag, etc.) and the Organizer's responsibility will not in any case be incurred in the event of loss, theft or deterioration.
14. Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction
14.1. These Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale are governed and interpreted in accordance with the French law. In case of translation and contradiction with another language, only the French version will prevail.
14.2. Any dispute that may arise concerning the validity, interpretation or performance of the said Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale will, if a prior attempt to reach an out of court settlement has been unsuccessful, be subject to the exclusive competence of the courts falling within the jurisdiction of the Paris Court of Appeal.
15. Final provisions
15.1 If a court with jurisdiction over these Standard terms and conditions finds that any part of these Standard terms is wholly or partly unenforceable, the Participant and the Organizer agree that where possible, the court should modify the terms to make that part enforceable while still achieving its intent. If the court cannot do that, the Participant and the Organizer agree that the court should not have regard to that unenforceable part but still enforce the rest of these Terms.
15.2 If the Organizer fails to insist that the Participant perform any of his obligations under these Terms or do not act or delay in acting to in exercise a right or remedy provided by these Terms that does not mean the Organizer has waived his rights or remedies against the Participant and shall not mean that the Participant do not have to comply with his obligations.