Site terms



Welcome to Reed MIDEM’s website (hereafter the “Website”)!

Please read the following Terms and Conditions of Use before using this Website.

Because the Terms and Conditions of Use may change from time to time at our sole discretion, we recommend that you check for updates, modifications or revisions periodically, as you will be bound by such modifications. If you do not accept and abide by these Terms and Conditions of Use, you should not use the Website. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions of Use shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

1. Legal terms

The Website is fully and exclusively owned by Reed MIDEM, a French société par actions simplifiée (simplified limited company) with share capital of €310,000, whose registered office is located at 27/33 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France, and which is registered with the Nanterre Trade and Companies Register under number 662 003 557 and whose phone number is the following: 33 (0)1 79 71 90 00 and whose Head of Publications is Mr. Paul Zilk (collectively, “Reed MIDEM”, “we” or “us”).

The Website is host by Reed Exhibitions, a UK company having its registered office at Gateway House, 28 The Quadrant, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 1DN, UK and whose phone number is the following: +44 (0) 20 8910 7910.

2. Access to the Website and Security

Access to the Website services is only allowed by the interface that is provided by Reed MIDEM for use in accessing the said service.

Users must be aged at least 16 years to register on the Website or subscribe to newsletters.

– Note to parents:
Parents should supervise the online activities of their children and we encourage them to use a parental control tool available, especially online, to help them give their children a secure environment. These tools include the ability to deter minors communicating online their name, address and other personal information without parental permission

Reed MIDEM reserves the right to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, part or all of the services. Such changes shall be posted on the Website itself, no specific prior notice being imposed on Reed MIDEM.

You shall have continuous and uninterrupted access to the Website, save in the event of force majeure or events beyond Reed MIDEM’s control and subject to any technical faults or work, maintenance or upgrades required for the smooth running of the Website.

The Website uses a secure server to protect data. To the extent that the Website offers secure server software, it is used to encrypt the information exchanged between your Web browser and the Website. This measure ensures the security of your transactions when you use the Website. We follow strict security procedures when filing and using the information you supply, and may request proof of your identity before supplying you with information.

As a tradeshow’s participants (visitors, exhibitors and their affiliates, journalists, conference participants) (hereafter “Participants(s)”) or sales representatives, you access the Website or the Online Community using a personal, confidential and non-transferable username and password (hereinafter the “User ID”). Use of the User ID is strictly reserved to you. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and abstaining from communicating it to any other person.

You are fully responsible for connections to the private part of the Website and shall bear all the consequences arising there from, in particular in the event of the introduction of a computer virus, Trojan horse, computer worm or IT vulnerabilities. To this end, you undertake not to download any virus or other malicious codes.

You shall immediately inform Reed MIDEM of any loss, misuse or fraudulent use of all or part of the User ID.

Reed MIDEM disclaims all liabilities for inaccuracy of your personal data and in case of theft, loss, misuse, communication, fraudulent use of your login and password arising from your failure to comply with the above.

3. Content of the Website and Use of the Content

The content of the Website and in particular, without limitation, the architecture and the data of any kind whatsoever and in particular, texts, illustrations, figures, graphics, icons, images, logos, website design, photos, maps, music, video recordings, software, trademarks, trade names, databases (hereinafter the “Content”) are protected by authors’ rights, trade mark law and any and all other intellectual property rights and are the property of Reed MIDEM or the third parties that authorised it to exploit them.

By using the Website, you represent and warrant:

  • Not to reproduce all or part of the Website on any other website whatsoever and/or on any company in-house network.

  • Not to reproduce, extract, summarise, modify, translate, alter or distribute to third parties the Content and in particular the databases, whether in whole or in part, without Reed MIDEM’s prior express consent.

Any other form of reproduction or display of the Content and in particular database, logos or trademarks without Reed MIDEM’s prior express consent, shall, in particular, constitute an act of infringement or of unfair competition, as the case may be, and will be sanctioned accordingly.

The Website allows Participants to post comments and upload some information they wish to present to other Participants about them, their activity, names, addresses, telephone, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, music, pictures, texts and other data related to their professional activities on their profiles: personal profile/company profiles/products profiles (including catalogues & services), and to access to other Participants’ profiles, in order to allow Participants to make commercial contacts. Each above mentioned data belongs to the Client who has uploaded it directly or indirectly.

By using the Website, you represent and warrant:

  • Being responsible of all content that you upload, post, email, transmit on the Website.

  • To make use of personal data of other Participants in the Online Community in a good faith manner in compliance with (i) the French Act of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data files and Individual Liberties, as amended and (ii) the standards of Netiquette and conduct of business dealings in terms mutually approved by the concerned Participants.

In particular, you will not transmit and/or send spam(s), unsolicited advertising or promotional materials, or chain letters, contrary to bona fide commercial prospecting and contacts to Participants.

Commercial use of Participants’ personal data made available in the course of the Online Community and not expressly agreed by the concerned Client is formally prohibited and subject to court action for remedy.

The Participants is fully liable for conforming with applicable rules, more specifically those set forth in the French Act of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data files and Individual Liberties, as amended, regarding the transfer of personal data of Participants to third countries.

  • You are the owner or authorized licensee of the uploaded data throughout the world, have obtained all necessary rights, clearances, consents, releases, waivers, and authorizations in respect of the uploaded data and you have uploaded all necessary and accurate related information, name, credit and will immediately deliver to Reed MIDEM upon request all the relevant agreements.

  • By posting your content on, through or in connection with the Website, no laws are breached relating to privacy, image rights, authors’ rights, trademarks or any other rights held by any person or legal entity. In particular, you may not :

    • Defame, abuse, harass, threaten, compromise trade secrets or confidential information of any third party or otherwise violate the legal right of others;

    • Publish, post, upload, e-mail, distribute, or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, infringing, obscene, indecent, or unlawful content;

    • Transmit and/or send files that contain viruses, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage or adversely affect the operation of another person’s computer, our Website, any software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment;

    • Download any file and especially music and video files, that are only online for private free streaming listening and, more generally, download any file without having been expressly and previously authorised by Reed MIDEM to that purpose, being specified that Reed MIDEM has no obligation to consent to this;

    • Falsify or delete any element of the Website apart from those appearing on your own profile as Participants;

    • Restrict or inhibit any other user from using our Website, and more generally interfere with or disrupt our Website, server, or network;

    • Engage in any illegal activities.

According to French Law of 21 June 2004 “concerning confidence in digital economy”, the DMCA (Digital Millenium Copyright Act), the EUCD (European Union Copyright Directive) as of May 22, 2001, together with the French Law DADVSI as of August 2, 2006, Reed MIDEM reserves the right to take down any presumed infringing or unlawful content, without any prior notice, at its sole discretion and without having its responsibility engaged in any manner, to suppress any data, music, video or other information uploaded directly or indirectly by Participants or to make them inaccessible, as soon as Reed MIDEM is informed or aware that these data, music or other information may considered as illicit.

Therefore, if you believe that your rights have been violated and especially your intellectual property rights by any material on our Website please provide us the following information:

  • If you act as a natural person: your first and last name, profession, personal address, nationality, date and place of birth; or if you act as a company: the legal form of the company, denomination, corporate headquarter and the official organ that legally represents the company;

  • A description of the right that you claim as having been infringed;

  • A description of where the material or content that you claim as being infringing is located on the Website;

  • A copy of the correspondence you have addressed to the author or editor of the litigious information or activities requesting their interruption, their withdrawal or their modification, or a justification that this company could not be contacted;

  • A statement that you have a good-faith belief that the use you pretend being unlawful is not authorised by the relevant and applicable Law, copyright or other intellectual property rights owner and that you swear under penalty of perjury that the information in the notification is accurate and that you are the concerned person, the copyright or intellectual property owner or are authorised to act on the owner’s behalf;

To the following contact:

It is often difficult to determine whether your intellectual property rights have been violated. We may request additional information before we remove any infringing material. We may provide the alleged infringing party with your e-mail address so that that person can respond to your allegations. If a dispute develops as to the correct owner of the rights in question, we reserve the right to remove your content along with that of the alleged infringer pending resolution of the matter. If your materials have been removed based on the complaints of another party, Reed MIDEM will provide you with notice if your materials are removed due to alleged infringement of a third party’s rights. We will also provide you with the e-mail address of the complaining party so that you may attempt to resolve the issue. We will restore your materials upon notification from the complaining party that the dispute has been resolved.

More generally, Reed MIDEM reserves the right to terminate, restrict, limit or suspend anybody’s access and use of the Website at its own discretion and for any reason and especially in the following circumstances, without limitation:

  • Client’s violation of the Terms and Conditions of Use;

  • Requests by law enforcement bodies;

  • Technical or security issues or problems;

  • Occurrence of a force majeure event.

You acknowledge and agree that Reed MIDEM shall not be liable towards yourself, your company, a Client which has been duly excluded from access to the Website as stated here-above and/or any third party for taking any of these actions or terminations for cause.

4. Liability

You assume full liability for non compliance with the present Terms and Conditions of Use.

Reed MIDEM shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to loss of profits, goodwill, data, resulting, inter alia, from (i) the use or inability to use the Website; (ii) the unauthorised access to or alteration of your transmissions or data; (iii) statements or conduct of yourself, other Participants and/or third parties in the course of accessing or using the services; interruptions of and difficulties in the operation of the services.

Reed MIDEM is watchful regarding the correct functioning of the Website and their peaceful use, but Reed MIDEM does not warrant their functioning without interruption or available error-free information and does not make any statement and warranty as for the content of the Website, especially concerning the data uploaded directly or indirectly by the Participants.

You hereby hold harmless and indemnify and will at any time hold harmless and keep Reed MIDEM, any of its officers, directors, owners, employees, agents as well as its information providers, affiliates, partners, other Participants and licensors fully and effectively indemnified from and against all actions, proceedings, claims, damages, costs and losses, liability, legal costs (including attorneys’ fees), expenses whatsoever made against or incurred by any connection to and use of the Website and in consequence of any breach or non-performance of any of the representations, warranties or covenants contained in these Terms and Conditions of Use, notably a violation of rights of Reed MIDEM or any third person or entity, including but not limited to copyright infringement, trademark infringement, or any damage or infringement in link with your connection to and/or use of and/or accessibility to the Website.

Reed MIDEM reserves the right, in case of its involvement in any matter for which it is sued due to a violation of rights caused by yourself as stated here-above, to assume its exclusive defence and control of the matter, at your own expense, and you agree to co-operate with our defence of these claims.

5. Links

5.1 Links to Website Reed MIDEM’s prior express written consent is required for a link to the Website from another website. This consent may be withdrawn at any time, with no requirement to give any reasons for its decision to withdraw its consent.

5.2 Link from the Website to other websites The Website offers links to numerous other websites managed by other companies for convenience or information purposes only. Reed MIDEM may not be held liable as regards the content, products, services, advertising, cookies, computer code, or any other elements of these websites as well as for any damage or losses consecutive or in connection with the use of information, services or data available on these websites. These websites are separate and independent from the Website and do not constitute in any way an endorsement or validation of Reed MIDEM to their content. Reed MIDEM is not responsible of the collection and use of your personal data by those websites.

6. Privacy and Cookies Policy

Reed MIDEM respects the privacy of every individual who visits the Website and hereby informs you on the terms and conditions under which data that we collect from you on the Website will be used, shared and otherwise treated. This Privacy and Cookies Policy will also instruct you on how you can verify the accuracy, and control certain uses, of the information you provide to us on the Websites. Reed MIDEM abides by the constraining French and European rules in terms of protection of personal data and privacy. Personal data processing carried out by Reed MIDEM in the framework of the Website has been notified to the French Data Protection Authority, the CNIL (

6.1 Collection and use of your personal data
Users are informed that their personal data, i.e. all information requested of them, in particular at the time they register for a newsletter or a tradeshow, and that enables them to be (directly or indirectly) identified (such as their surname, first name, position, email address, telephone and fax numbers and photographs) is indispensable to fulfill your request.

For these purposes, personal data is processed electronically, and such processing is reported to the French National Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés or CNIL).

For the purposes of fulfilling your request, all or some of this personal data may be transmitted anywhere in the world, including at times to countries that may not necessarily guarantee a level of data protection equivalent to that guaranteed by the French Act of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data files and Individual Liberties, as amended. This personal data may be:

  • Communicated to other Participants, who may be located anywhere in the world, in order to enable them to prepare for the tradeshow and schedule their business appointments.

  • In this regard, the Participants undertake not to use such data for any other purpose. Reed MIDEM reserves the right to enjoin nuisances caused by such use by any means.

  • Communicated to third parties that have entered into contracts with Reed MIDEM, in particular the companies of the Reed Elsevier group and Reed MIDEM’s representatives, service providers and partners, which may be located anywhere in the world.

  • Used on all distribution and promotional media in connection with the relevant tradeshow, including over the internet.

6.2 Your rights
In accordance with the French Act of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Data files and Individual Liberties, as amended, Participants may exercise their right to access, correct and oppose the use of their personal data by writing to the following email address:
Please also note that once we receive your request, it may take up to 3 weeks to become effective.

In accordance with the provisions of the French law 2004-575 dated June 21st, 2004 related to “Trusting Digital Economy”, you have the right to opt out of receiving future marketing communication from Reed MIDEM through use of your electronic contact details.

6.3 Use of Cookies
What are “cookies”?
“Cookies” (also known as HTTP cookies, web cookies or browser cookies) are small pieces of data, which are stored as text files on your computer, whenever you visit certain websites. Their typical purpose is to help sites remember particular actions you may have done there in the past. For example, cookies may track when you have logged into a website, visited certain pages or clicked certain buttons.

For more information on cookies and configuration of your web browser, you may visit the French data protection authority website at:

The Website uses cookies to improve your user experience and even essential for certain features of a website.

For example, we use cookies to:

  • Remember when you have logged into a website.

  • Remember your user preferences, searches and favourites.

  • Track your usage of a website, via WebAbacus© and Google Analytics©.

  • Track the success of our marketing campaigns. Additionally, RX websites have a small set of carefully selected third-party providers.

These third-parties use cookies to:

  • Target more relevant advertisements to you (DoubleClick™, 6-degrees©)

  • Enable social media sharing (AddThis©, Facebook©, Twitter©, YouTube©)

  • Ensure better service delivery (Ooyala®)

Are cookies harmful?
Cookies cannot harm you or your computer. They cannot contain viruses, cannot install harmful software and cannot damage your computer in any way. Although Reed MIDEM uses cookies to gather encrypted information to improve your user experience, this information is never personally identifiable. We do not use cookies to store any sensitive information, such as name, address or contact details.

Despite this, if you do wish to disable or remove cookies, please see the “Help” section of your browser or mobile device. Each browser or device handles the management of cookies differently, so you will need to refer to your appropriate “Help” documentation. However, as mentioned, please be aware that cookies are essential for certain features of the Website to work properly.

Why are we telling you this?
The information provided here on the use of cookies on the Website demonstrates our compliance with recent cookie legislation. We also want you, as a valued Website user, to fully understand your privacy, how cookies affect you and to be entirely comfortable with your website experience.

We trust that this information eases any concerns you may have had about your privacy and safety with cookies. BY CONTINUING TO USE OUR WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE SUBJECT TO THE TERMS OF THIS COOKIES POLICY AND OUR USE OF COOKIES AS DISCLOSED IN THIS POLICY.

What cookies do we use and why?
The following shows the full list of platform cookies, used throughout our Website.

Name Owner Duration Purpose
__utma Google Analytics 2 years Google Analytics© is another analytics solution, which provides information about your activity on an RX website. As with WebAbacus?, this helps us to understand what works on the site and better tailor it to your needs. This cookie is used to determine unique visitors to an RX website. It is updated with each page view.
_utmb Google Analytics 30 minutes This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to establish a user session with an RX website.
_utmc Google Analytics None This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It determines whether or not a new session has been created.
_utmz Google Analytics 6 months This is another Google Analytics© cookie. It is used to identify how you arrived at the site, whether via a direct method, a referring link, a website search or a campaign, such as an advertisement or email link. This cookie is used to calculate search engine traffic, advertisement campaigns and page navigation. It is updated with each page view.
.EPiServerLogin Reed Exhibitions Session This cookie is set when you log into an RX website. It remembers that you are logged in, as you navigate through the site?s pages.
[HOST]_trackingData Reed Exhibitions 14 days Similar to the[THIS SITE] cookie, if you have arrived at an RX website via one of our marketing campaigns, this cookie stores the campaign?s information and reports its success to us.
AreCookiesEnabled Reed Exhibitions 730 days (2 years) WebAbacus© is an online analytics solution, which helps to provide us with the intelligence needed to better tailor an RX website to your needs. This cookie provides us with information on the number of users, which have cookies enabled.[THIS SITE] Reed Exhibitions 1 hour If you have arrived at an RX website via one of our marketing campaigns, this cookie stores the campaign?s information and reports its success to us.
novaState Reed Exhibitions Session This cookie helps an RX website to remember your preferences. For example, if you view a site in a chosen language, every page within your session is then displayed in this language. As another example, if you add an exhibitor to your Show Planner, this is recorded by the cookie so that this exhibitor will be displayed in your planner, the next time you visit.
showcookiecompliance Reed Exhibitions Permanent This cookie is set when you dismiss the “Privacy and Cookies” message, displayed at the bottom of an RX website. Once set, it ensures you will not be shown this message again.
url referrer Reed Exhibitions Session If you have arrived at an RX website via one of our marketing campaigns, this cookie helps us report on the webpage from which you arrived.
voviciSurvey_invitationDateTime Reed Exhibitions 60 minutes This is another Vovici© cookie. It ensures that a survey is only served to you, after you have been on the site for more than two minutes.
voviciSurvey_noInvitations Reed Exhibitions 10 years Vovici© is the company used by RX to supply website surveys, often to elicit feedback on the websites themselves. This cookie remembers when you have completed a survey and prevents it from being served to you again.
webabacus_id Reed Exhibitions 730 days (2 years) This is another WebAbacus© cookie. It stores information on your visit to the website, including what pages have been viewed and when. As with all RX cookies, all information collected is anonymous.[THIS SITE] Reed Exhibitions 1 Year When you have: Submitted a request to attend, exhibit or advertise at an RX show OR Provided your details in order to access premium content on an RX site. This cookie remembers that you have already done so and ensures that you do not have to re-submit your request or re-enter your details.
Homepage Reed MIDEM One year Triggers a form in a pop-up for the 2nd visit.
Registration Reed MIDEM One year Allows access to our contracts once the user has filled in a form and remembers that the user filled the form.
ExhibitorsSearch Reed MIDEM One year Allows access to the company’s list once the user has filled in a form and remembers that the user filled the form.
LeadGen Reed MIDEM One year Allows access to content once the user has filled in a form and remembers that the user filled the form.

The Website is regularly monitored in order to supply you with the best service and to meet your expectations. For this purpose, we consult the statistics relating to use of the Website and develop the Website on the basis of this data. User statistics are anonymous.

7. Miscellaneous

We may be required to notify you of certain events. You hereby acknowledge and consent that such notices will be effective upon our posting them on our Website or delivering them to you through e-mail. We thank you to update your e-mail address. If you do not provide us with accurate information, we cannot be held liable if we fail to notify you. You have the right to request that we provide such notices to you in paper format, and may do so by contacting:

All notices or other communications shall be given by email to the relevant party at the email addresses stated, for Reed MIDEM:, and for you, in your personal profile of the Online Community.

If any clause is found null or invalid or may not be enforced under provisions of law or public policy, all other terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect, and the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed replaced by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision.

You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of our Website must be filed within one (1) year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Please note that these Terms and Conditions of Use are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with French Law.

For any dispute arising in connection with the construction and/or performance hereof, and failing an amicable settlement, the parties submit to the French court of competent jurisdiction.