Viva Technology Paris 2020 - B2B Entrance Passes

Standard terms and conditions of online sale for Business entrance passes

The sale of business entrance 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 2020, hereinafter referred to as "the Organizer". Les Echos Solutions and MSL France are also the publisher of the website vivatechnology.com

1. Purpose

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 entrance Passes for the Viva Technology event taking place from Thursday 11 June 2020 to Saturday 13 June 2020 at the Parc des Expositions exhibition center - Porte de Versailles, hereafter “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 entrance 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.

2.2. Business entrance Pass is only accessible to Startups, Attendees, Premium Attendees, Investors and Groups as defined in article 5.

A user who acquires a business entrance 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/.

2.3. The Organizer reserves the right to update and modify the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale at any time, no recourse being available to Participants in this case.

2.4. These modifications will be binding on the Participant as soon as they are published online. In consequence, it is incumbent on the Participant to regularly consult the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale, which are permanently available on the site. Any use of the Services after modification of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale equates to tacit acceptance by the user of the most recent version of the Standard Terms and Conditions of Sale in force.

3. Dates and location of the Event

3.1. The various conferences, workshops and events are being proposed in the context of Viva Technology 2020 event, which will commence on Thursday June 11 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday June 12 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. and end on Saturday June 13, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Entrance will be closed 30 minutes before the time limit (6.30 pm Thursday and Friday, 5.30 pm 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 2020 will take place in Paris, at the Parc des Expositions exhibition center, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1 & Hall 2.

4. Access to the Event and the workshops and sessions on offer

4.1. The acquisition of a business entrance 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.

4.2. Access to the conferences and workshops 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 our website whether prior registration by name is required in order to be able to attend certain workshops or conferences. Access to session rooms, workshops, and events will be possible within the limit of the places available. 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.

4.3. The titles of sessions, workshops 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, conference or event that has been changed on the vivatechnology.com website.

4.4. Due to the professional purpose of some exhibition halls (ie. press, speakers rooms, exhibitors, VIP lounges) the Participant is informed and accepts that access to these halls is not allowed for public entrance.

4.5 Use of radiocommunication equipment is strictly forbidden and must be submitted to the Organizer for prior authorisation.

5. Prices of Passes sold online

The business entrance Passes will also be sold on location during the exhibition Viva Technology.
All orders 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.

5.1. Prices

The acquisition online of entrance Passes is available only on this official website. No other website publisher is appointed to sell entrance Passes whatever the kind of these entrance passes. The Organizer shall not be liable if participants are unable to access to Viva Technology due to the acquisition of entrance 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 entrance Pass counterfoil or to re-print their entrance 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.

Premium Attendee pass sales end on May 28th 2020.

5.2. Pass categories

"Startup" category: shall mean an independent business that has fewer than 200 employees and that has been created less than 8 years ago.

"Attendee" and “Premium attendee” categories: 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”: shall mean a legal entity whose company purpose is primarily capital investment in enterprises.

“Group”: shall mean a legal entity belonging to Attendee category which buys more than three (3) passes.

At any time the Organizer shall have the right to check that the conditions for access to the Startup  category 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 Executive passes for a reduced price as displayed on article 5.1. The group offer is only available online on https://subscribe.vivatechnology.com/group.

On the Group Offer buying funnel, the User may select from 3 to 19 codes for Attendee 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 list of Promotional codes on the confirmation page and on the confirmation email.

The user may then distribute the codes to its coworkers or clients that will be able to register to Viva Technology 2020 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 VivaTech pass by email. They must present their Pass to enter VivaTech. 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, Viva Technology will not be able to send a new code.

Each code purchased is valid for only one Attendee Pass.

Codes cannot be refunded once they have been purchased.

Codes are valid until June 13, 2020 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 entrance Passes to 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 entrance Pass to the Event via the website opened by the Organizer will not give purchasers any right to withdraw from their purchase. The sale of business entrance Pass will therefore be firm and definitive 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 entrance 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 entrance 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 entrance Pass.

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.

In consequence, any event or circumstance that prevents access to the event between Thursday May 16th 2019 and May 18th 2019 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 and security of people and assets, will release the Organizer from its obligations. The business entrance Passes will not be reimbursed and no indemnification will be paid by the Organizer.

9. Miscellaneous / Safety

If the Participant is unable to access the Event owing to failure to comply with safety instructions or safety measures required for entry to the premises hosting the Event, the Participant cannot obtain a refund for the price of their entrance 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 Participants will be required to comply with in order to access the Event venue.

The Participant is entitled to strictly apply the safety 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 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.

Any person refusing to comply with this security measure may be denied access.

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. 

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 ticket or compensation of the person concerned will be due.

The Participant is responsible for its 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.

The Organizer reserves the right to vary or alter these conditions without prior notice.

10. Personal data

For all matters regarding personal data, you may consult our Data Privacy page.

11. Image rights

Attendees at Viva Technology 2019 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.

12. Applicable law and attribution of jurisdiction

11.1. 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.

11.2. 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.