Otherwise you will not be able to complete the registration process successfully.
Cookies are small data files that can be stored on your computer or your mobile device (tablet, smartphone, laptop) by a website that you visit, such as ours. Thanks to cookies, the website memorises your actions when browsing through it.
Depending on their type, cookies measure and record various parameters, such as website traffic, number of visitors, language, access time, geographical origin, device identifiers (e.g. operating system, screen resolution), key words used, attempts to access, etc. Some cookies are personal data, while some others not. Certain cookies are required for technical purposes, while others serve commercial and advertising purposes.
There are various types of cookies, such as functional, technical, user authentication, advertising, etc. The cookies of a browsed website are stored by the website/webpage that you visit and can solely be read by it. If the website uses third-party services, then their cookies are also stored in your device, the so-called third-party cookies (Google Analytics, Facebook, etc.). Permanent cookies are those stored on your computer and not automatically deleted once you close your browser. Session cookies are those deleted once you close your browser. Every time you visit our website, you will be asked to accept or reject cookies. Should you willingly choose to accept them, our website will memorise your preferences (such as username, language) for a certain time period. In this way, it will not be necessary to fill them in again when browsing through our website during the same session.
The storage and use of “cookies” is specifically governed by Law 3471/2006 (art. 4(5)), which transposed European Directive 2002/58/EC (ePrivacy Directive). This Directive is expected to be replaced by a Regulation (the ePrivacy Regulation), therefore this policy might be also modified. Each website is allowed to store a “cookie” only if you, the user, explicitly consent (opt-in) (in accordance with 2016/679 GDPR provisions and the guidelines of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority), following the provision of clear and extensive information on such storage, its usefulness, the consequences of your potential rejection on user experience, the purpose of processing, your right to access and any recipients of your data. This consent may be granted through the appropriate browser settings or another app. For this purpose, kindly find below detailed information on these matters.
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The company with the legal name “FORUM TRADE SHOWS-PUBLICATIONS-CONFERENCES SA”, hereinafter the “Company” pays great attention to the lawful processing, security and protection of your personal data, regardless of your status when you communicate or collaborate with us. The Company is committed to respecting and protecting your personal data.
The services of this website and the Platform are intended for professionals only. They must not be used by individual consumers or users. Personal data is collected for business purposes during the use of the Platform and the provision of our services. The use of any personal information by any user is subject to privacy laws. Each user is solely responsible for abiding by the applicable laws and regulations to ensure that the use of the Platform complies with privacy rules. Users are expressly prohibited from using any information for other activities (legal or illegal) or for purposes other than their intended purpose at the Platform.
What is personal data?
Your personal data includes any information in printed or electronic means that can lead, either on its own or in combination with other information, to your unique identification or detection as a natural person. This information includes, depending on the case, details such as full name, physical and electronic addresses, numbers of fixed or mobile phones, e-mail, identifiers of equipment or terminals, computers, smart phones, tablets, Internet search history (log files, cookies, etc.) and any other information which allows your identification, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 2016/679), Law 4624/2019, any Greek law applicable at the time, and the decisions of the Hellenic Data Protection Authority (HDPA).
Which data is collected
Α) When you visit and browse our website www.foodexpob2b.com:
We do not collect any data, other than those collected via cookies, to which you have consented and which are described in details in our Cookies Policy.
Β) When you register as a user of our services:
First, we ask you to fill in a registration form, in which you enter the following data: first and last name, contact number, e-mail, details of the company you represent, your position in this company, corporate e-mail and website, country of origin of the company and other data, as appropriate. We will process such data in order to examine your request to register as a user of our Platform. Once your request is accepted, we send you an e-mail with a link to a page where you are invited to create your profile by entering a unique username and a password for the Platform. This process creates a folder that stores the above-mentioned data, as well as those that you voluntarily enter when you manage your account.
C) Publication information:
If you submit any information to the Platform to be published via our publication tools, including but not limited to your full name, contact numbers, e-mail, business profile, product catalogue, etc. and any discussion forum, this information is collected and you are considered to have consented to the publication of such information to the Platform users.
D) Account Activity Information:
We record and keep files of your account activity when you use the Platform services.
Moreover, we collect statistics regarding the website and our users, such as IP addresses, browsers, operating systems, hardware and software characteristics, number of sessions, unique visitors, etc.
F) Marketing information:
From time to time, we collect information on users and potential users during trade shows, marketing events and other activities, for marketing purposes.
How we collect your personal data
What we do with your data
Depending on how you interact with us and with the Services, we use your personal data, having received your explicit consent which can be freely revoked at any time, to perform our contractual or pre-contractual obligations to you, serve our legal interests or defend your vital interests, so as to:
Which are the collection and processing principles
The aim of this Personal Data Protection Policy is to inform you on the terms that govern the collection, processing and transmission of your personal data that we may collect as Data Controllers or Processors. The Company and its trained staff apply the ten Processing Principles under GDPR 2016/679 (lawfulness, fairness, transparency, purpose limitation, data minimisation, accuracy, storage limitation, integrity, confidentiality and accountability). The Company protects and ensures your eight rights in relation to the use of your personal data (information, access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, portability, objection, non-automated decision making based on profiling, as specifically described in the Greek law). All these rights are valid without any discrimination and apply to all types of processing and all provided services.
Access and update of your data
Services allow users to have direct access to their personal data, check information of their concern and make rectifications or updates at any time. Users are solely responsible for updating this information. Users may also close down their account directly through the Services or by contacting Customer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimisation, storage and erasure of your data
The Company shall always ask for the minimum personal data required under the law in order to connect with the electronic Platform and our services and contact other users.
Our Company retains your personal data only for as long as it is required under the terms of each service, in combination with the applicable legislation, based on the specific purpose of processing. Then, your data is either anonymised or destroyed. You may request and receive information on which data is collected from you and rectify or erase them, by filling in the relevant application, unless their retention is required under law, for tax, evidence or judicial purposes or for the prosecution of unlawful actions. You may contact us at email@example.com or 00302105242100 (contact person: Gialouris Athanasios)
Data transmission to third parties
As a rule, our Company does not transmit your personal data to third parties. However, with your consent, when you use the services and the Platform, the Exhibitors will gain knowledge of your data, in order to satisfy your requests to them, as well as other Platform users. Moreover, official State and supervising bodies may gain knowledge of your data (e.g. prosecutorial authorities, the Electronic Crime Prosecution Unit, the HDPA, the Hellenic Telecommunications and Post Commission, the Hellenic Authority for Communication Security and Privacy, supervising authorities), when we are called upon to comply with the law and prevent unlawful actions against us and our clients (telecommunications fraud, insult, infringement of the right of personality, etc.). By using the Platform and by creating an account, you consent to the publication of your data to the Platform users.
Our company chooses reliable providers and we try to set restrictions to third parties that receive your personal data, in order to ensure their lawful use. However, we cannot guarantee that such parties will not use or disclose such data without your permission. This is why we recommend to carefully review the personal data protection practices of any third parties, exhibitors, users, etc., whose products or services you wish to use through the Platform.
We do not send your data outside the E.U. Your Personal Data are stored and processed only within the E.U.
Security of your personal data
In any case, we take the appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your data. Our aim is to ensure that your personal information are transmitted, stored and processed in accordance with the right international standards and security procedures. Our Company’s staff is trained and accountable, and we recognise the importance of privacy and personal information protection. To this end, we have in place appropriate security measures and we use the necessary technical and business tools, such as anonymisation, pseydonymisation, data encryption, tokenisation, firewalls use, establishment of levels of access, authorised employees, staff training, regular checks, compliance with international security and business continuity standards.
All partners that have access to the aforementioned information use it solely to serve the above-mentioned purposes. We share the information you provide us with exclusively in the ways described herein.
Links to third-party websites
Our corporate website and the Platform may contain links to the websites of third parties, such as professionals, service providers, commercial companies, etc.; such websites are operated and maintained solely by them and we have no control over them, as already mentioned. Therefore, we bear no responsibility whatsoever for the content, the actions or policies of such websites. Please read carefully the relevant personal data protection policies of the websites that you use, since they may significantly different from ours.
Unsolicited commercial communication
If we consider that any of our services have been used in an unauthorised or inappropriate manner, we may, without notice, at our absolute discretion, take the necessary measures to block messages from a specific domain name, an e-mail server or an IP address. We may delete immediately any account that uses our services, if we consider, at our discretion, that such account transmits or is related to the transmission of any messages which breach this Policy.
Questions or comments
If you have any questions or comments on this Personal Data Security and Protection Policy or if you consider that we have not abided by the principles set herein, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at the following address: 328, Vouliagmenis Avenue, Agios Dimitrios, Attica, Postal Code 17342 or call us at 00302105242100 (contact person: Gialouris Athanasios)
Force of the Personal Data Security and Protection Policy
This Policy was published by the Company on 14/07/2020 and is subject to regular amendment and review.
Terms and Conditions of Use of this website and the “FOODEXPO B2B PLATFORM”
A. Object of the Website and the “foodexpob2b platform”
This website, www.foodexpob2b.com as well as the “foodexpob2b platform”, hereinafter the” Platform”, have been developed and are owned by the company under the legal name FORUM Trade Shows Publications Conferences S.A. (hereinafter FORUM), which is established and operates under the Greek Law, has its registered office in Agios Dimitrios, Attica, 328 Vouliagmenis Av., Tax ID no.: 998644926, Tax Office of Piraeus for Societes Anonymes, is duly represented and engages in the organisation of trade shows and conferences and the publication of magazines.
This website and the Platform have been developed and operate with the aim to allow throughout the year international buyers contacted by FORUM SA to interact with FOOD EXPO’s exhibitors and contact them directly for commercial reasons.
A detailed description of the services provided and the characteristics of the Platform can be found here.
To submit a request to open an account on the Platform, please fill in the following form with information, such as: first and last name, contact number, e-mail, details of the company you represent, your position in this company, corporate e-mail and website, country of origin of the company and other data, as appropriate. This information will be used by FORUM to review your request and create your Platform account and profile, provided that your relevant request is accepted.
For any information or clarification, please contact the International Development Deparment BEFORE submitting your relevant request at the following e-mail: email@example.com or at 00302105242100.
Each account is strictly personal and is approved for one single individual who represents a business, as per the information submitted. Users are themselves solely responsible for the accuracy and the truthfulness of the data submitted, while it is also their obligation to check that such data are correct and keep it updated. Registered users must keep their username and their password confidential. In case of unauthorised use of said username and password, please inform FORUM immediately. For security reasons, a profile/account cannot be directly deleted by the user but by FORUM. If you wish to delete your profile/account, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration of users who are not professionals in the industries related to the Expo is strictly prohibited. FORUM may send a warning to a user who is suspectedly not a professional, and also delete, without prior notice, any user for the aforementioned reasons. At the same time, it reserves all legal rights and actions aimed at verifying the data of such users.
B. Notice and acceptance of general terms
FORUM does not bear any direct or indirect responsibility for any loss (actual or consequential) that may be caused to anyone due to the use this website and the Platform and/or the data contained herein, regardless of whether the relevant information is provided by FORUM or by a user of the services and the Platform or by a third party.
FORUM uses its best efforts so that the content of its website and the Platform is updated, safe and mistake-free. However, it does not under any circumstances fully guarantee the accuracy and the correctness of the data/information found on them. In any case, the user is solely responsible for evaluating any content published on the Platform and FORUM bears no responsibility for any risk or loss that the user may suffer as a result of using such content and the Platform.
The Platform and the services must be used by professionals working in the industries related to the Expo and not by individual end users. Each user is solely responsible for abiding by the applicable laws and regulations and for the accuracy of the published content and information. Users are strictly prohibited from using the Platform for activities other than those described herein.
The information and the profiles posted on the Platform by the users are checked in terms of gross violations of these terms and the Law. Under no circumstances does FORUM guarantee the correctness or validity of the information published by users; such information should not be taken as an encouragement to proceed to any action, including the conclusion of contracts or other types of business relationships. The communication among Platform users takes place under their sole responsibility, while FORUM does not gain knowledge of nor does it influence the content of the communication. Users must be careful as to the e-mails they receive, especially attached files or links, paying special attention to risks related to electronic fraud, networks and information security, etc. By creating an account on the Platform, you accept that FORUM does not bear any responsibility for user-published content and the content of the messages you receive on the media that you have shared.
FORUM does not bear any responsibility for any type of loss suffered by users/visitors of this website and the Platform and by third parties from any cause related to the operation or non-operation of the website, the Platform and/or failure to provide services and/or information available on them and/or services and/or information available through them.
D. Website content
The name, trade name, marks, images, graphics, distinctive characteristics and all content, information, electronic files, services and everything else included in the website www.foodexpob2b.com and the Platform belong exclusively to FORUM and they constitute protected intellectual property, copyright and industrial property of the latter. Any marks, names or other copyright, intellectual and industrial property rights of third parties, available on the Website and the Platform are also protected in accordance with the applicable legislation.
Visitors are strictly prohibited from exploiting, copying, reproducing, transmitting, reposting, making available, sending or in any other manner using the content and the services of this website and the Platform, apart from the uses that are expressly defined in this website, without prior written consent by FORUM. By way of exception, individual copy and printing of webpages and their content is allowed, on condition that they are not altered in any way and solely if they are intended for personal, informational use by the visitors/users of the website.
E. Visitor/User obligations
More specifically, any action that is contrary to the law or may harm FORUM and/or third parties is strictly prohibited, including but not limited to:
– intervention on this website and the Platform aimed at misleading any third party in terms of origin of content with the ultimate goal of causing harm to the image and reputation of FORUM or third parties or of impeding free access to this specific website;
– distortion of the information included in the services, as well as publication of undocumented and not duly proven information etc. whose aim is to mislead users/visitors, directly or indirectly influence their behaviour and harm FORUM and its services or third-party services;
– installation and/or promotion, in any manner, of any type pf unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or unsolicited e-mails (spam), chain mails, pyramid schemes or any other type of content promotion, as well as installation of advertising messages without FORUM’s prior written consent;
– installation of code, programme files that can in any manner cause dysfunctions to this website and the Platform or that may prevent its use by third parties;
– causing harm to any third party, in any manner, through the use of the website and the Platform.
Any loss suffered by this website, the Platform and FORUM or, in general, the network due to illegal, bad and non-compliant with these Terms use of this website, the Platform and the webpages and/or services by visitors/users, is exclusively blamed on the latter, while FORUM reserves all its legal rights to protect and safeguard its interests and the violator must remedy any loss caused to FORUM.
F. Provision and availability of content
FORUM uses its best efforts for the maintenance and availability of this website and the Platform. However, it cannot guarantee that its website, the Platform and any other information and/or service included herein will be provided uninterruptedly and error free. Moreover, FORUM reserves the right to modify and/or temporarily or permanently discontinue all or part of its website and the Platform, with and/or without notifying the users, since their availability may also be dependent on parameters beyond its control. Under no circumstances does FORUM bear any responsibility for a user’s failure to connect to this website and the Platform.
FORUM uses its best efforts to protect this website and the Platform against malicious software. Nevertheless, it does not guarantee that its website, the Platform and the relevant servers, through which the content and services of the website are provided to the visitors/users, will not contain viruses or other harmful components. Therefore, users must make sure to protect their own devices that allow them access to the website and the Platform, using their own means (e.g. antivirus, etc.), before using the website and the Platform.
G. Personal Data Protection – Privacy Assurance
The use of the webpages and services provided to visitors/users by this website and the Platform require unreserved user consent to the Personal Data Protection Policy. Therefore, visitors/users must carefully read through the content of the Personal Data Protection Policy, which is posted on this website and can be found at the following link.
H. Cookies Policy
The website may collect user identification data using technologies such as cookies. For more information, visit our Cookies Policy at the following link.
I. Dispute resolution
If no amicable settlement is achieved, the courts of Athens have jurisdiction to resolve the dispute. By using FORUM’s website and Platform, you expressly and unreservedly accept the above terms.
J. Amendment/Update of the Terms and Conditions of Use
We have received your request.
Please check your email to activate your FOOD EXPO 2023 Digital Platform account.Kind Regards,
FOOD EXPO 2023 Team