Terms Of Use

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY!

Welcome to MatchExpo, the world's largest Internet database of trade shows and fairs and visitor registration services platform.

These Terms of Use describe the terms and conditions applicable to your access and use of the websites, mobile sites, mobile applications and other portals owned, operated, branded or made available by MatchExpo.com (defined below) from time to time which relate to (a) the MatchExpo platform including but not limited to the web and mobile-optimized versions of the websites identified by the uniform resource locator “www.MatchExpo.com” and the mobile applications of the MatchExpo.com Visitor registration platform (the “MatchExpo Sites”);

By accessing or using our Web Site at matchexpo.com you signify that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use whether or not you are a registered member of MatchExpo. MatchExpo reserves the right to change these terms from time to time by posting revised terms at Web-Site. Your continued use of the Site following any change will be conclusively deemed acceptance of any change to the Terms and conditions. Although we may attempt to notify you via your e-mail address when major changes are made, you should visit this page periodically to review the Terms. Your continued use of the Site following such notice constitutes your acceptance of those changes. If you do not agree any longer with the Terms of these conditions, or to any changes, please do not use this Site.

Eligibility

This Site is intended only for users who are eighteen (18) years old or older. Any registration by, use of or access to the Site by anyone under 18 is unauthorised, unlicenced and in violation of these Terms of Use. By using this Site, you represent and warrant that you are 18 or older and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of these Terms of Use.

Users Generally

As a condition of your access to and use of the Sites or Services, you agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations when accessing or using the Sites or Services.

You agree that (a) you will not copy, reproduce, download, re-publish, sell, distribute or resell any Services or any information, text, images, graphics, video clips, sound, directories, files, databases or listings, etc available on or through the Sites (the “Site Content”), and (b) you will not copy, reproduce, download, compile or otherwise use any Site Content for the purposes of operating a business that competes with MatchExpo.com, or otherwise commercially exploiting the Site Content. Systematic retrieval of Site Content from the Sites to create or compile, directly or indirectly, a collection, compilation, database or directory (whether through robots, spiders, automatic devices or manual processes) without written permission from MatchExpo.com is prohibited. Use of any content or materials on the Sites for any purpose not expressly permitted in the Terms is prohibited.

You must read the following documents which govern the protection and use of personal information about Users in the possession of MatchExpo.com and our affiliates: a) for Users who access or use Sites relating to the MatchExpo , the MatchExpo.com Privacy Policy, and b) MatchExpo.com may allow Users to access to content, products or services offered by third parties through hyperlinks (in the form of word link, banners, channels or otherwise), API or otherwise to such third parties' web sites. You are cautioned to read such web sites' terms and conditions and/or privacy policies before using the Sites. You acknowledge that MatchExpo.com has no control over such third parties' web sites, does not monitor such web sites, and shall not be responsible or liable to anyone for such web sites, or any content, products or services made available on or through such web sites.

You agree not to undertake any action to undermine the integrity of the computer systems or networks of MatchExpo.com and/or any other User nor to gain unauthorized access to such computer systems or networks.

You agree not to undertake any action which may undermine the integrity of MatchExpo.com’s feedback system, such as leaving positive feedback for yourself using secondary Member IDs or through third parties or by leaving unsubstantiated negative feedback for another User.

By posting or displaying any information, content or material (“User Content”) on the Sites or providing any User Content to MatchExpo.com or our representative(s), and to the extent permitted under applicable laws, you grant an irrevocable, perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, and sub-licensable (through multiple tiers) license to MatchExpo.com to display, transmit, distribute, reproduce, publish, duplicate, adapt, modify, translate, create derivative works, and otherwise use any or all of the User Content in any form, media, or technology now known or not currently known in any manner and for any purpose which may be beneficial to MatchExpo.com, the operation of the Sites, the provision of any Services and/or the business of the User. You confirm and warrant to MatchExpo.com that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the above license. Information that is protected under data protection laws will only be used and kept in compliance with those laws.

Content

MatchExpo makes every effort to ensure that information provided on the Site is correct. But, since we provide our users with the opportunity to post the information on the Site, you, as a user, understand and take full responsibility for all information, including data, logotypes, articles and news, photographs, video, or other materials shared by you to the Site. This means that users, but not MatchExpo are entirely responsible for all User Content that you upload, post, email, or otherwise transmit via the Site. It is your obligation to ensure that no copyright, trademark, trade secret, publicity or privacy rights, or other intellectual property rights are being violated by your posting of any User Content via the Site. MatchExpo does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, appropriateness, or quality of such User Content. The User Content shared by users or other third parties does not necessarily represent the views or opinions of MatchExpo and under no circumstances will MatchExpo be liable in any way for any User Content, including, but not limited to, any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any User Content posted, emailed, or otherwise transmitted via the Site.

License To User Content

By posting User Content to any part of the Site, you automatically grant, and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant, to MatchExpo and its affiliates and partners an irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive, worldwide licence (with the right to sublicence) to use, copy, publicly perform, publicly display, reformat, translate, excerpt (in whole or in part) and distribute such User Content for any purpose, commercial, advertising, or otherwise, on or in connection with the Site or the promotion thereof, to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works, such User Content, and to grant and authorise sublicences of the foregoing. You may remove your User Content from the Site at any time. If you choose to remove your User Content, the rights granted above will automatically expire, however you acknowledge that the company may retain archived copies of your User Content.

Without limitation of any of the rights granted to MatchExpo herein, you acknowledge and agree that MatchExpo may also disclose User Content if required to do so by law or to defend the rights of its users and for personal safety.

Intellectual property

MatchExpo Content is copyrighted © 2008 SHANGHAI MatchExpo CO., LTD. All rights reserved. As a condition of your access and/or use of the Site or any information, data or images from the Site, you warrant and represent to us that you will not use the Site or its information, images or data for any illegal purpose, or for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms, and you agree not to: modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publish, display, license, create derivative works from or sell any product, services or information obtained from the Site.

The logos displayed on the Site are the property of MatchExpo or third parties. You are not permitted to use these logos without the prior consent of MatchExpo or the third party that may own them.

MatchExpo truly respects the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the MatchExpo website or service any materials that violate another party's intellectual property rights. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, please contact our Coordinaing Department immediately at .

Member Accounts

User must be registered on the Sites to access or use some Services (a registered User is also referred to as a “Member” below). Except with MatchExpo.com’s approval, one User may only register one member account on the Sites. MatchExpo.com may cancel or terminate a User’s member account if MatchExpo.com has reasons to suspect that the User has concurrently registered or is in control of two or more member accounts. Further, MatchExpo.com may reject User’s application for registration for any reason.

Upon registration on the Sites, MatchExpo.com shall assign an account and issue a member ID and password (the latter shall be chosen by a registered User during registration) to each registered User. An account may have a web-based email account with limited storage space for the Member to send or receive emails.

A set of Member ID and password is unique to a single account. Each Member shall be solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your Member ID and password and for all use of and activities that occur under your account (whether such use or activities are authorized or not). No Member may share, assign, or permit the use of your Member account, ID or password by another person, even to other individuals within the Member’s own business entity (where applicable). Member agrees to notify MatchExpo.com immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your password or your account or any other breach of security of your account.

Member agrees that all use of the Sites and Services, and all activities that occur under your account (including without limitation, posting any company or product information, clicking to accept any Additional Agreements or rules, subscribing to or making any payment for any services, sending emails using the email account or sending SMS) will be deemed to have been authorized by the Member.

Member acknowledges that sharing of your account with other persons, or allowing multiple users outside of your business entity to use your account (collectively, 'multiple use'), may cause irreparable harm to MatchExpo.com or other Users of the Sites. Member shall indemnify MatchExpo.com, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives against any loss or damages (including but not limited to loss of profits) suffered as a result of the multiple use of your account. Member also agrees that in case of the multiple use of your account or Member’s failure to maintain the security of your account, MatchExpo.com shall not be liable for any loss or damages arising from such a breach and shall have the right to suspend or terminate Member’s account without liability to the Member.

Member’s Responsibilities

Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that (a) you have full power and authority to accept the Terms, to grant the license and authorization and to perform the obligations hereunder; (b) your access and use the Sites and Services will be for business purposes only; and (c) for Members who are business entities, the address you provide when registering is the principal place of business of your business entity. For purposes of this provision, a branch or liaison office will not be considered a separate entity and your principal place of business will be deemed to be that of your head office

Member will be required to provide information or material about your entity, business or products/services as part of the registration process on the Sites for your access to and use of any Service or the member account. Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that (a) such information and material whether submitted during the registration process or thereafter throughout the continuation of the use of the Sites or Service is true, accurate, current and complete, and (b) you will maintain and promptly amend all information and material to keep it true, accurate, current and complete.

Upon becoming a Member, you consent to the inclusion of the contact information about you in our database and authorize MatchExpo.com and our affiliates to share the contact information with other Users or otherwise use your personal information in accordance with the Privacy Policy.

Each Member represents, warrants and agrees that (a) you shall be solely responsible for obtaining all necessary third party licenses and permissions regarding any User Content that you submit, post or display; (b) any User Content that you submit, post or display does not infringe or violate any of the copyright, patent, trademark, trade name, trade secrets or any other personal or proprietary rights of any third party (“Third Party Rights”); (c) you have the right and authority to sell, trade, distribute or export or offer to sell, trade, distribute or export the products or services described in the User Content and such sale, trade, distribution or export or offer does not violate any Third Party Rights.

Breaches by Members

MatchExpo.com reserves the right in our sole discretion to remove, modify or reject any User Content that you submit to, post or display on the Sites which we reasonably believe is unlawful, violates the Terms, could subject MatchExpo.com or our affiliates to liability, or is otherwise found inappropriate in MatchExpo.com’s sole discretion.

If any Member breaches any Terms, or if MatchExpo.com has reasonable grounds to believe that a Member is in breach of any Terms, MatchExpo.com shall have the right to take such disciplinary actions as it deems appropriate, including without limitation: (i) suspending or terminating the Member’s account and any and all accounts determined to be related to such account by MatchExpo.com in its sole discretion without liability for any losses or damages arising out of or in connection with such suspension or termination; (ii) restricting, downgrading, suspending or terminating the subscription of, access to, or current or future use of any Service; (iii) removing any product listings or other User Content that the Member has submitted, posted or displayed, or imposing restrictions on the number of product listings or User Content that the Member may post or display; (iv) imposing other restrictions on the Member’s use of any features or functions of any Service as MatchExpo.com may consider appropriate in its sole discretion; and (v) any other corrective actions, discipline or penalties as MatchExpo.com may deem necessary or appropriate in its sole discretion.

Without limiting the generality of the provisions of the Terms, a Member would be considered as being in breach of the Terms in any of the following circumstances:
a) Upon complaint or claim from any third party, MatchExpo.com has reasonable grounds to believe that such Member has willfully or materially failed to perform your contract with such third party including without limitation where a Member who supplies products or services using the Sites and Services has failed to deliver any items ordered by such third party after receipt of the purchase price, or where the items such Member has delivered materially fail to meet the terms and descriptions outlined in your contract with such third party,
b) MatchExpo.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that such Member has used a stolen credit card or other false or misleading information in any transaction with a counter party,
c) MatchExpo.com has reasonable grounds to suspect that any information provided by the Member is not current or complete or is untrue, inaccurate, or misleading, or

d) MatchExpo.com believes that the Member's actions may cause financial loss or legal liability to MatchExpo.com or our affiliates or any other Users.

MatchExpo.com reserves the right to cooperate fully with governmental or regulatory authorities, law enforcement bodies, private investigators and/or injured third parties in the investigation of any suspected criminal or civil wrongdoing. Further, to the extent permitted by applicable laws and policies, MatchExpo.com may disclose the Member's identity, contact information and/or information regarding the Member's account(s), transactions or activities carried out on or via the Site, if requested by a government, regulatory or law enforcement body or an injured third party, or as a result of a subpoena or other legal action. MatchExpo.com shall not be liable for damages or results arising from such disclosure, and Member agrees not to bring any action or claim against MatchExpo.com for such disclosure.

MatchExpo.com may, at any time and in our reasonable discretion, impose limitations on, suspend or terminate the Member’s use of any Service or the Sites without being liable to the Member if MatchExpo.com has received notice that the Member is in breach of any agreement or undertaking with any affiliate of MatchExpo.com including without limitation Taobao, Alipay, China Yahoo! and such breach involves or is reasonably suspected to involve dishonest or fraudulent activities. MatchExpo.com reserves the right to, but shall not be required to investigate such breach or request confirmation from the Member.

Each Member agrees to indemnify MatchExpo.com, our affiliates, directors, employees, agents and representatives and to hold them harmless, from any and all damages, losses, claims and liabilities (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis) which may arise from your submission, posting or display of any User Content, from your access to or use of the Sites or Services, or from your breach of the Terms or any Additional Agreements.

Each Member further agrees that MatchExpo.com is not responsible, and shall have no liability to you or anyone else for any User Content or other material transmitted through the Sites or Services, including fraudulent, untrue, misleading, inaccurate, defamatory, offensive or illicit material and that the risk of damage from such User Content or other material rests entirely with

Transactions Between Buyers and Sellers

Through the Sites, MatchExpo.com provides electronic web-based platforms for exchanging information between buyers and sellers of products and services. MatchExpo.com additionally provides electronic web-based transaction platforms for Members to place, accept, conclude, manage and fulfill orders for the provision of products and services online within the Sites subject to the terms of the Transaction Services Agreement. However, for any Services, MatchExpo.com does not represent either the seller or the buyer in specific transactions. MatchExpo.com does not control and is not liable or responsible for the quality, safety, lawfulness or availability of the products or services offered for sale on the Sites, the ability of the sellers to complete a sale or the ability of buyers to complete a purchase.

Users are hereby made aware that there may be risks of dealing with people acting under false pretences. MatchExpo.com uses several techniques to verify the accuracy of certain information our paying Users provide us when they register for a paying membership service on the Sites. However, because user verification on the Internet is difficult, MatchExpo.com cannot and does not confirm each User's purported identity (including, without limitation, paying Members). We encourage you to use various means, as well as common sense, to evaluate with whom you are dealing.

Buyers and sellers accessing or using the Sites or Services shall assume the risks of conducting any purchase and sale transactions in connection with or through the Sites or Services. Buyer and sellers accessing or using the Site or Services shall also fully assume all risks of liability or harm of any kind arising out of or in connection with any subsequent activity relating to the products or services that are the subject of the transactions on the Sites. Examples of such risks shall include, but are not limited to, mis-representation of products and services, fraudulent schemes, unsatisfactory product quality, failure to meet specifications, defective or dangerous products, unlawful products, delay or default in delivery or payment, cost mis-calculations, breach of warranty, breach of contract, transportation accidents, the risk that the manufacture, importation, export, distribution, offer, display, purchase, sale and/or use of products or services offered or displayed on the Sites may violate or may be asserted to violate Third Party Rights, and the risk that Users may incur costs of defense or other costs in connection with third parties’ assertion of Third Party Rights, or in connection with any claims by any party that they are entitled to defense or indemnification in relation to the assertion of rights, demands or claims by claimants of Third Party Rights. Examples of such risks also include the risk of claims from consumers, other purchasers, end-users of products or other third parties that they have suffered injuries or harm from their use of the products obtained through the Sites or Services. All of the foregoing risks are referred to as 'Transaction Risks'. MatchExpo.com is not liable or responsible for any damages, claims, liabilities, costs, harm, inconveniences, business disruptions or expenditures of any kind that may arise a result of or in connection with any Transaction Risks.

Buyers and sellers on the Sites are solely responsible for setting out and performance of the terms and conditions of the transactions conducted on, through or as a result of use of the Sites or Services, including, without limitation, terms regarding payment, returns, warranties, shipping, insurance, fees, taxes, title, licenses, fines, permits, handling, transportation and storage, subject to any additional obligations imposed under the Transaction Services Agreement (and in particular, clause 3.2).

User agrees to provide all information and materials as may be reasonably required by MatchExpo.com in connection with your transactions conducted on, through or as a result of use of the Sites or Services. MatchExpo.com has the right to suspend or terminate any User’s account if the User fails to provide the required information and materials without liability for any losses or damages arising out of or in connection with such suspension or termination.

In the event that any User has a dispute with any party to a transaction, such User agrees to release and indemnify MatchExpo.com (and our agents, affiliates, directors, officers and employees) from all claims, demands, actions, proceedings, costs, expenses and damages (including without limitation any actual, special, incidental or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with such dispute or the transaction.

Intellectual property

MatchExpo Content is copyrighted © 2008 SHANGHAI MatchExpo CO., LTD. All rights reserved. As a condition of your access and/or use of the Site or any information, data or images from the Site, you warrant and represent to us that you will not use the Site or its information, images or data for any illegal purpose, or for any purpose that is prohibited by these Terms, and you agree not to: modify, copy, distribute, transmit, publish, display, license, create derivative works from or sell any product, services or information obtained from the Site.

The logos displayed on the Site are the property of MatchExpo or third parties. You are not permitted to use these logos without the prior consent of MatchExpo or the third party that may own them.

MatchExpo truly respects the intellectual property rights of others and we prohibit users from uploading, posting or otherwise transmitting on the MatchExpo website or service any materials that violate another party's intellectual property rights. If you believe that any material on the Site infringes upon any copyright which you own or control, please contact our Coordinaing Department immediately at info@MatchExpo.com.

Links to Third Party Websites

MatchExpo provides links to other websites operated by third parties and non-controllable by MatchExpo. Such third party Sites are not investigated, monitored or checked for accuracy, appropriateness, or completeness by us, and we are not responsible for any third party Sites accessed through the Site or Content posted on, available through the Site, including the content, accuracy, offensiveness, opinions, reliability, privacy practices or other policies of or contained in the third party Sites or the Third Party Applications, or Content. If you decide to leave the Site and access the third party Sites you do so at your own risk and you should be aware that our terms and policies no longer govern. You should review the applicable terms and policies, including privacy and data gathering practices, of any site to which you navigate from the Site.

Force Majeure

Under no circumstances shall MatchExpo.com be held liable for any delay or failure or disruption of the content or the Services accessed or delivered through the Sites resulting directly or indirectly from acts of nature, forces or causes beyond our reasonable control, including without limitation, Internet failures, computer, telecommunications or any other equipment failures, electrical power failures, strikes, labor disputes, riots, insurrections, civil disturbances, shortages of labor or materials, fires, flood, storms, explosions, acts of God, war, governmental actions, orders of domestic or foreign courts or tribunals or non-performance of third parties.

Privacy

We care about the privacy of our users. Click here to view the MatchExpo's Privacy Policy. By using the Site you are consenting to have your personal data transferred to and processed by MatchExpo and its business partners.

Disclaimer of Warranties

You expressly understand and agree that:

Your use of the Site is at your sole risk. The Site, and its content, are delivered on an 'as is' and 'as available' basis. MatchExpo expressly disclaims all warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. MatchExpo makes no warranty that the Site or any related services, such as email, links, or searches offered on the Site will be error-free, uninterrupted, timely, secure, or that it will provide specific results from use of the Site or any content, search or link therein. MatchExpo further cannot ensure that files you download from the Site will be free of viruses, trojan horses, bugs, contamination, or destructive features.

Any material viewed, downloaded, or otherwise obtained through the use of the Site is done solely at your own discretion and risk, and MatchExpo will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the Site, including, without limitation, direct, indirect, incidental, punitive, or consequential damages.

If you are dissatisfied with the MatchExpo website or its services, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the web site.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold MatchExpo, its affiliates, and each of their directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners and employees, harmless from and against any loss, liability, claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees, arising out of or in connection with any User Content, Third-Party Applications, Software or Content you post or share on or through the Site, your use of the Service or the Site, your conduct in connection with the Service or the Site or with other users of the Service or the Site, or any violation of this Agreement or of any law or the rights of any third party.

Other

You may not assign or otherwise transfer the Terms, or any right granted hereunder, without MatchExpo’s written consent.

Any failure by MatchExpo to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms, or any related right, shall not constitute a waiver of that provision or right.

General Provisions

Subject to any Additional Agreements, the Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and MatchExpo.com with respect to and govern your use of the Sites and Services, superseding any prior written or oral agreements in relation to the same subject matter herein.

MatchExpo.com and you are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by the Terms.

If any provision of the Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be deleted and the remaining provisions shall remain valid and be enforced.

Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such clause.

MatchExpo.com’s failure to enforce any right or failure to act with respect to any breach by you under the Terms will not constitute a waiver of that right nor a waiver of MatchExpo.com’s right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches.

MatchExpo.com shall have the right to assign the Terms (including all of our rights, titles, benefits, interests, and obligations and duties in the Terms to any person or entity (including any affiliates of MatchExpo.com). You may not assign, in whole or part, the Terms to any person or entity.

THIS AGREEMENT SHALL BE GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA (“PRC”). AND THE PARTIES TO THIS AGREEMENT HEREBY SUBMIT TO THE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION OF THE SHANGHAI PEOPLE’S COURT OF SHANGHAI, PRC, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE STIPULATED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW.