General legal conditions and utilisation charter for MMM Business Media sites
- general conditions of use and legal mentions
- use of the comments section
- confidentiality and protection of private life rules
A - General conditions of use and legal mentions
The MMM Business Media sites and its satellite sites are protected by author’s rights, international regulations on intellectual property, commercial law and branding rights.
All texts, comments, works, illustrations, videos, pdf files and images reproduced on the MMM sites are the exclusive property of MMM, in accordance with the provisions of the Belgian law of 1994 relative to author’s rights and to annexed rights and as modified by the laws of April 3 1995, August 31 1998, May 22 2005, December 4 2006 and May 9 2007.
The information, texts, comments… published are exclusively for private use. It is forbidden to reproduce, translate, modify, broadcast, sell or use them in electronic format or any other format without the prior written agreement of MMM.
The brands mentioned on the sites belong to their respective owners.
All users of MMM sites recognises having taken note of the legal mentions and utilisation regulations, and agree to adhere to the provisions contained therein.
Field of application:
This present utilisation charter applies to the following sites:
Fleet-business.com, Truck-business.com, Warehouseandlogistics.com, Fleeteurope.com, Truckeurope.net, Fleet-business.lu,van-business.com, Speciaaltransportmagazine.com, mmm-businessmedia.com as well as to all satellite sites linked to these sites.
This list is not exhaustive. MMM reserves the right to modify it at any time.
MMM complements its information provision by the possibility for visitors to buy products published by MMM, to subscribe to magazines and to information newsletters, to register for training courses and conferences. The regulations and conditions for the use of the MMM on-line trading site, shop.mmm.be, are governed by specific conditions available by clicking here => link to general eshop conditions
B - Comments section
The comments section enables you to contest or support each piece of information published on MMM sites. This section is available underneath each article, news item or dossier published on the sites.
Placing a comment on MMM sites implies the acceptance of the whole of the rules set out below.
All information published on MMM sites must be legal. You formally recognise this condition and you are responsible for the information you publish, both under civil and criminal law.
Your comments are to be restrained, which means that MMM reserves the right to totally or partially remove:
- messages which fall foul of the law: racist, xenophobic, revisionist in nature
- hateful, defamatory or aggressive messages
- incitements to racial hatred and calls for violence or murder
- messages which are pornographic, paedophilic or obscene in nature
- personal insults
- messages infringing on the private lives of third parties
- advertising messages, communiqués from political or trades union organisations
- repetitive and identical messages designed to saturate the comments section
- messages placed by two participants to the disadvantage of a third person (proceedings)
- personal messages exchanged between participants or posted on other forums
- repeated links to other sites
You may criticise the arguments of other people, not individuals themselves. We also ask you to respect the spirit of the discussions taking place, without disrupting them with messages which are derisive, incomprehensible or irrelevant to the subject.
Messages are limited to 500 characters. If you wish to express an idea which is longer than the imposed character length, you may content the MMM editorial team (e-mail of content manager).
The MMM editorial team reserves the right to use reactions and comments to add to the consideration and writing of dossiers in its printed editions.
Notifying of infringement
Users who are disturbed by certain messages are invited to notify MMM of this by clicking on the ‘notify infringement’ button to be found beneath each message. If this claim is justified, the necessary measures will be taken immediately and will lead to the immediate removal of the comments involved.
Reactions to articles will be moderated by the sites’ administrators. The administrators reserve the right to fully exercise their editorial and legal responsibilities and to apply the operating rules by removing, wholly or partially, a message.
Visitors who flagrantly and/or systematically violate this code will be temporarily or definitively forbidden from placing comments. Visitors are asked to identify themselves via an inscription on the MMM sites before being able to leave a message. A password will then be allocated for identification purposes when future comments are placed. Data collected during this inscription which may be personal in nature are confidential and subject to the laws on protection of private life.
Decisions taken by the editorial heads are without appeal and cannot be contested. Visitors commit to adhering to these operating rules by confirming their message.
MMM may at any time modify or amend these conditions. The modified version will be in force 30 days after its publication on the website.
C – Rules involving confidentiality and protection of private life
MMM adheres strictly to the Belgian law of December 8 1992 modified by that of December 11 1998 relative to the protection of private life. Data collected via inscription forms or by any other method available on MMM sites are confidential and will not be divulged to third parties. Data collected will only be used for the purposes of transaction, establishing global statistics on the visitors to MMM sites and statistics allied to the use of the sites. The data collected are for the purposes of improving the quality of service and information supplied by MMM.
Visitors have the right to decline to receive promotional messages from the commercial partners of MMM when submitting their inscription and their subscription. Visitors can also declare themselves opposed to such messages by modifying their personal details on-line.
Visitors also have a right of access, of rectification, and of disagreement with personal data involving him or her, via his or her on-line account.
Visitors also have the possibility of cancelling their subscription. No personal details will then be retained by MMM.
Editor reponsible : Jean-Marie Becker
MMM Business Media
Parc Artisanal, 11-13
Tel : +32 4 387 87 87