1. Introduction

Thank you for choosing to sponsor your event on the DIGITAL SME Members´ Events platform (“Members´ Event platform”), a service provided by the European DIGITAL SME Alliance (“We”, “Us”, “The Alliance”, “DIGITAL SME”). DIGITAL SME is a registered non-profit association in Belgium that 1) represents the interests of European small and medium enterprises (SMEs) active in the information and communication technology (ICT) sector vis-á-vis political stakeholders and 2) supports SMEs in the areas of competitiveness, digital maturity, visibility, access to funding, and access to the digital single market.

By registering an account on digitalsme.eu or otherwise using services provided by DIGITAL SME through the Members´ Events platform you are entering into a binding contract with the European DIGITAL SME Alliance aisbl, Rue Marie Thérèse 21, bte.5, 1000 Belgium (BE0899786252).

Your agreement with us includes these Terms and any additional terms that you agree to (collectively, the “Agreements”). The Agreements include terms regarding future changes to the Agreements, automatic renewals, limitations of liability, and privacy. If you wish to review the terms of the Agreements, the currently effective version of the Agreements can be found at https://digitalsme.eu.

You acknowledge that you have read and understood the Agreements, accept these Agreements, and agree to be bound by them. If you don’t agree with (or cannot comply with) the Agreements, then you may not use the Members´ Events, digitalsme.eu, or access any Content.

In order to use the Club Services, you need to (1) be at least 18 years of age, and (2) have the power to enter into a binding contract with us and not be barred from doing so under any applicable laws. You also promise that any registration information that you submit to DIGITAL SME is true, accurate, and complete, and you agree to keep it that way at all times.

2. Objectives of the DIGITAL SME Members´ Events platform

DIGITAL SME provides to Full members, Associate Members, European Digital Innovators Club Members, Members of Full/Associate Members and (“Members”) a platform to promote their own events.

The platform seeks to give visibility and promote the events of its members, which are in line with DIGITAL SMEs’ objectives and ethical guidelines as set out in DIGITAL SME’s statutes and internal regulations.

3. Eligibility

The Members´ Events platform is available to DIGITAL SME members, specifically:

  • Full members
  • Associate members
  • Members of full/associate members
  • European Digital Innovators Club

4. Service and Payments

The DIGITAL SME Members´ Events platform is a service available to members. A paid Premium version is available and includes the following services:

  • The event will also be published on the DIGITAL SME events page
  • The event will be promoted on DIGITAL SME social media channels (one post per event on DIGITAL SME LinkedIn and Twitter accounts)

The Premium version is available for € 95,00 (excl. VAT) per entry in the platform.

The preceding benefits is neither exhaustive nor permanent and DIGITAL SME reserves the right to offer new services or restrict services if necessary. When we make material changes to the Service, we’ll provide you with notice as appropriate under the circumstances, e.g., by displaying a prominent notice or by sending you an email.

5. User-contributed content

The users of the members´ Events platform post, upload and contribute content to the Service (which includes pictures, text, messages, information, descriptions, and/or other types of content) (“User Content”).

You guarantee that, with respect to any User Content you post on the DIGITAL SME Members´ Events platform, (1) you own or have the right to post such User Content, and (2) such User Content, or its use by DIGITAL SME as contemplated by the Agreements, does not violate the Agreements or any other rights set forth within the User guidelines, applicable law, or the intellectual property, publicity, personality, or other rights of others or imply any affiliation with or endorsement of you or your User Content by DIGITAL SME or any entity or individual without express written consent from DIGITAL SME or such individual or entity.

DIGITAL SME may, but has no obligation to, monitor, review, or edit User Content. In all cases, DIGITAL SME reserves the right to remove or disable access to any User Content for any or no reason, including User Content that, in DIGITAL SME’s sole discretion, violates the Agreements. DIGITAL SME may take these actions without prior notification to you or any third party. Removal or disabling of access to User Content shall be at our sole discretion, and we do not promise to remove or disable access to any specific User Content.

You are solely responsible for all User Content that you post. DIGITAL SME is not responsible for User Content nor does it endorse any opinion contained in any User Content. You agree that if anyone brings a claim against DIGITAL SME related to user content that you post, then, to the extent permissible under local law, you will indemnify and hold DIGITAL SME harmless from and against all damages, losses, and expenses of any kind (including reasonable attorney fees and costs) arising out of such claim.

6. Service limitations

DIGITAL SME will make reasonable efforts to keep the DIGITAL SME Service operational. However, certain technical difficulties, maintenance or testing, or updates required to reflect changes in relevant laws and regulatory requirements, may, from time to time, result in temporary interruptions. DIGITAL SME reserves the right, periodically and at any time, to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, functions and features of the DIGITAL SME Service, with advance notice where possible, all without liability to you, except where prohibited by law, for valid reasons such as in case of genuine interruption, modification, or discontinuation of the DIGITAL SME Service or any function or feature thereof, or need to repair, maintain or improve the existing functions or features, or to add new functions or features to the Service, or to implement advancements in science and technology or ensure the operability or the security of the Service, legal and regulatory reasons.

7. Organisation Accounts

If you establish an account on digitalsme.eu on behalf of a company, brand, entity, or Organisation (“Organisation”, and such an account “Organisation Account”), the terms “you” and “your,” as used throughout the Agreements, apply to both you and the Organisation. If you create an Organisation Account, you represent and warrant that you are authorised to grant all permissions and licenses provided in the Agreements and to bind the Organisation to the Agreements.

8. Term and Termination

The Agreements will continue to apply to you until terminated by either you or DIGITAL SME. However, you acknowledge and agree that the perpetual license granted by you in relation to User Content is irrevocable and will therefore continue after expiry or termination of any of the Agreements for any reason. DIGITAL SME may terminate the Agreements or suspend your access to the DIGITAL SME Service at any time, including in the event of your actual or suspected unauthorised use of the DIGITAL SME Service and/or Content, non-compliance with the Agreements, or if we withdraw Services and/or Content (in which case we shall provide you reasonable notice in advance of doing so). If you or DIGITAL SME terminate the Agreements, or if DIGITAL SME suspends your access to the DIGITAL SME Service, you agree that DIGITAL SME shall have no liability or responsibility to you, and DIGITAL SME will not refund any amounts that you have already paid, to the fullest extent permitted under applicable law. You may terminate the Agreements at any time. To learn how to terminate your DIGITAL SME account, please contact us through the contact form. This section will be enforced to the extent permissible by applicable law.

9. Warranty disclaimer

You understand and agree that the DIGITAL SME service is provided “as is” and “as available,” without express or implied warranty or condition of any kind. DIGITAL SME and all owners of the content make no representations and disclaim any warranties or conditions of satisfactory quality, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. Neither DIGITAL SME nor any owner of content warrants that the DIGITAL SME service is free of malware or other harmful components. In addition, DIGITAL SME makes no representation nor does it warrant, endorse, guarantee, or assume responsibility for any third party applications (or the content thereof), user content, devices or any other product or service advertised, promoted or offered by a third party on or through the DIGITAL SME service or any hyperlinked website, or featured in any banner or other advertising and DIGITAL SME is not responsible or liable for any transaction between you and third party providers of the foregoing.

No advice or information whether oral or in writing obtained by you from DIGITAL SME shall create any warranty on behalf of DIGITAL SME.

Without limiting the foregoing, nothing in this section shall have the effect of limiting DIGITAL SMEs´ liability in the event of total or partial non-performance or inadequate performance of its essential obligations for providing the service under the agreements. This section applies to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law and does not affect your statutory rights as a consumer.

10. Limitation

You agree that your sole and exclusive remedy for any problems or dissatisfaction with the DIGITAL SME service is to stop using the DIGITAL SME service.

In no event will DIGITAL SME, its officers, employees, agents, directors, members, affiliates, or successors be liable for:

(1) any loss or damage (including any indirect, special, incidental, punitive or exemplary, damages) which is not foreseeable. Loss or damage is foreseeable if either it is obvious that it will happen or if, at the time the contract was made, both we and you knew it might;

(2) any: (a) loss of use; (b) loss of data; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of profits; or(e) damage to devices.

(3) non-performance or inadequate performance or delay to the obligations deriving from the agreements caused by force majeure or any cause which is not reasonably foreseeable or beyond DIGITAL SME’s reasonable control.

Nothing in the Agreements removes or limits DIGITAL SME’s liability for fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation, death, or personal injury caused by its negligence, and, if required by applicable law, gross negligence.

This section applies to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law. You may have rights under applicable law in your jurisdiction which provide for remedies in addition to those set out above.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact us.