• Terms Of Use

  • Acceptance 

    By accessing and using this Site you accept, without limitation or qualification, the Conditions contained below and all applicable laws. We may at any time revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You agree to be bound by such revisions, and you should periodically revisit this page to review the current Terms of Use.

    Copyright and Trade marks

    "Copyright 2002 WTPF - All rights reserved"

    You should assume that everything you see or read on this Site is copyrighted unless otherwise stated.

    "World Trade Point Federation", "Fédération Mondiale des Pôles Commerciaux", Federación Mundial de Trade Points", "WTPF", "FMPC", "FMTP", "Electronic Trade Opportunity", "ETO", "Global Trade Point Network", "GTPNet", "Trade Point" and their logo are trademarks and/or service marks of the World Trade Point Federation.

    You may download material displayed on the Site for internal corporate or for personal use only provided you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the materials. You may not distribute, broadcast, modify, transmit, reuse, re-post, or use in any form the content of this Site, or use the content to build other databases without our prior written permission.

    Whenever you reproduce or use any part of this Site in accordance with these Terms of Use, you must include the notice: "Acknowledged source: WTPF" and include the www.tradepoint.org address.

    The content of pages linked to the WTPF site does not belong to the WTPF and is the property of the respective owners. The WTPF has not reviewed the content of such pages. Your right to reproduce and use such content is (1) subject to the conditions that the respective owners may impose, and (2) at your own responsibility and risk.


    You may link to this Site provided that you notify us in writing and agree to remove such link immediately upon a request by us to do so.

    Restrictions on the Use of our Site

    You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our Infrastructure.

    Your Information (a) shall not be false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) shall not be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) shall not infringe any third party copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (d) shall not violate any law, statute, ordinance or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing export control, consumer protection, unfair competition, anti-discrimination or false advertising); (e) shall not be defamatory, trade libellous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (f) shall not be obscene or contain child pornography or any pornography at all; (g) shall not contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or personal information; and (h) shall not create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the Services of our ISPs or other suppliers.

    Submissions of Information by You

    If you submit Information to the Site, you grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, sub-licensable right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights in any media known or not currently known, with respect to your Information.

    You retain Ownership of any copyright or other intellectual property rights applicable to any Information you submit to the WTPF.

    Offers and demands on the Site

    Our Site acts as a trade information and facilitation provider and allows anyone to post offers and demands in a variety of formats. We are not involved in the actual transaction between buyers and sellers. As a result, we have no control over the quality, safety or legality of the Information and the Items advertised, the ability of sellers to sell items or the ability of buyers to buy items. We cannot ensure that a buyer or a seller will actually complete a transaction.

    Charges and Fees

    Some of the services offered on our Site are subject to the payment of a Fee. These shall be payable in advance to us. All rates for fees are exclusive of any taxes, duties or other governmental, banking or transactional and handling charges or levies.

    We reserve the right to modify our pricing structure and payment conditions from time to time without prior notification. Further information on the rates for fees, payment methods can be found within the Market Point and the Knowledge Point areas of the Site.

    Safe and Secure Trading

    Because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, we can not and do not confirm the purported Identity of each user. Neither do we control the Information provided by other users which is made available through our system.

    We encourage you to use our Trade Points who have the local know-how on trade to verify the Identity of traders or other information you wish to receive on companies or on other trade-related issues.


    You and the WTPF are independent contractors, and no agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by these Terms of Use.

    The use of our Site is only available to moral or physical persons that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law.

    You may receive for some parts of the Site a User ID and Password. You shall be solely responsible for the maintenance of its confidentiality and for all activities that occur under it. You hereby undertake to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your User ID and Password or any breach of security.

    We may in our sole discretion change some or all of our Services and modify the characters of our technical infrastructure and the choice of our technical providers at any time.

    Legal Compliance

    You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our Site. You shall comply with the User Code of Conduct placed on our Site and abide by our Values.
    (We have to remember to put a copy of the Code of Conduct on the website. I added it to the Terms & Conditions doc (Guide 3)).

    No Liability

    We, our suppliers and our partners provide our website and services "AS IS" and without any warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory.

    In no event shall we, or our suppliers and partners, be liable for lost profits or any special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or in connection with our Site, our Services or these Terms of Use.

    You agree to indemnify and hold us and (as applicable) our suppliers, our partners, our Trade Points and employees harmless from any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of these Terms of Use or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party.

    Certain links on our Site lead to resources located on servers that are not maintained by us or under our control. We are not responsible for the contents of any such referenced web sites or for the availability of access to such web sites.


    The WTPF may terminate a subscriber and refuse access to the Site to a user immediately without notice in the event of a breach of these Terms of Use.


    These Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Switzerland. Any dispute arising in connection with the present Terms of Use shall be finally settled under the Rules of Conciliation and Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce by one or more arbitrators appointed in accordance with the said Rules. The arbitration shall be in English and the place of arbitration shall be Geneva, Switzerland. The award rendered shall be final and binding upon parties.

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Some of the Information on this Site may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of the WTPF. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially.

    Contact, Questions and Complaints

    Should you desire to contact the WTPF, you may do so at: World Trade Point Federation, World Trade Point Federation 15, Rue du Tunnel 1227 Geneva | Carouge Switzerland. E-mail: secretariat@tradepoint.org.


    "Your Information" is any information you provide to us, or other users in any public message area or through any e-mail feature. You are solely responsible for Your Information and we act as a passive conduit for the online distribution and publication of Your Information. The term "Content" means all information, data, or other material, in any form or media, contained in, obtained from, or relating to the Site, including all results obtained from the Site.

    A "Linked Site" means any Internet site (including all information, data, and content thereon) that is linked to the Site, but not owned by the WTPF. The term "Others" means the WTPF's direct or indirect licensors, the WTPF's affiliates, or other contributors to the Site (other than the WTPF). The term "Site" means any WTPF Internet site, page (and all sub-pages), uniform resource locator ("URL"), domain location, and all Information and Content thereon. The term "Site Use" means your use of or access to the Site.