31st international exhibition of organic and natural products
Friday 6 - Monday 9
For a longtime now some businesses which go under various names (such as Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV, Construct Data Verlag GmbH, wwwdb s.r.o, International Fair Directory, Mulpor Company) with premises in different countries (Uruguay, Mexico, Slovakia Austria, etc) are sending to exhibiting companies some misleading forms that request to supply and/or update their company details This information request is then further linked to the publication in catalogues and/or lists connected to Trade Fairs of these company’s sector, with the promise of wider visibility and online communication for the client.
Subscription to this service is apparently for free, while in reality it involves an annual fee (written in very small text at the very bottom of the same form) of approx € 1,200.00.
On the above mentioned form and with the clear purpose of creating a misunderstanding about the sender, it is always mentioned – very clearly – the name of a trade fair organized either in Italy or abroad and the company details are pre-printed (copied - very often slightly incorrectly - from the exhibitiors directory of trade fair which are actually attended by the company) so that one is lead to think one is dealing with the online catalogue of that same Trade Fair.
It is important to state that in this regard BolognaFiere has never authorised any company to use either the name or the logo of their own Trade Fairs nor has supplied any information concerning their exhibitors to the firms guilty of this misleading behaviour. As a matter of fact BolognaFiere has already started legal and judiciary actions to protect their rights, even considering the difficulties of these procedures due to the continuous change of company name and registered offices.
Therefore in the context of these matters, we invite you to carefully read all the forms and proposal you receive, dutifully checking the costs stated before signing and sending back these forms, as when filling and signing these form you are actually subscribing to an agreement where you pay an annual or multi annual fee.
For many years now it has been the practice of certain companies to request businesses ali over the world to provide and/or rectify their company data, attaching a misleading form in their communication to be filled out. Headquartered in a range of different countries, these companies make a habit of continuously changing their names. Examples include: Commerciai Online Manuals S de RL de CV, Construct Data Verlag GmbH, wwwdb s.r.o, lnternational Fair Directory, Mulpor Company, Trade Show Data etc.
More recently, companies have appeared offering to sell via email the attendee
lists of events and trade shows and claiming to be able to previde information such as the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of exhibitors attending shows.
BolognaFiere hereby confirms most emphatically that it has never authorized any company or association to sell any data or information regarding its exhibitors, nor has it ever provided any such data to the companies engaging in this unlawful practice. BolognaFiere further confirms that, although not an easy task, given the constant changes of name and registered office of these companies, it intends to take legai action against these parties in order to protect its own rights and those of exhibitors attending its trade shows and events.
We therefore strongly recommend that you decline ali sale offers of company data of the kind mentioned above since in no way may these be considered usable data collected in compliance with regulations governing personal data protection. with the result that their eventual use may carry the risk of heavy fines.