General Terms and Conditions for GlobalBEM Ticket Sales
  1. Definitions

The terms indicated by an initial capital letter below shall have the following meaning in these General Terms and Conditions

  • General Terms and Conditions: these General Terms and Conditions of GlobalBEM in regards to the sales of Tickets for Events.
  • Event: the organised event, that can be accessed at a certain location or using digital media, includes but is not limited to a conference, a webinar or a course for which GlobalBEM sells Tickets
  • Organiser: the natural or legal person who produces or organises an Event and is responsible for it.
  • The General Terms and Conditions of the Organiser. In case GlobalBEM is the Organiser these additional terms and conditions are applicable. They can be found at https://globalbem.com/terms-and-conditions-events/
  • Buyer: the natural or legal person who buys a Ticket.
  • Ticket: the document that serves as admission ticket for an Event, including electronic Tickets
  • GlobalBEM: the non-profit foundation GlobalBEM, having its registered office in Haarlem, the Netherlands, registration no. 50885375.
  • Upsell: the sale of additional products or services by GlobalBEM on its own behalf or on the instructions of third parties.
  1. Scope of the General Terms and Conditions
    • These General Terms and Conditions shall apply to all offers of, orders with, legal relationships and agreements in connection with which GlobalBEM delivers products or services of any kind to the Buyer, even if these products or services are not described (in detail) in these General Terms and Conditions.
    • The applicability of other terms and conditions of the Buyer is expressly rejected by GlobalBEM.
    • The parties can only agree amendments with regard to the General Terms and Conditions in writing. GlobalBEM is entitled to amend the General Terms and Conditions and to declare amended General Terms and Conditions applicable to Agreements. The amended General Terms and Conditions can be viewed on the website of GlobalBEM.
    • The General Terms and Conditions of the Organiser of the Event shall be applicable to the agreement between the Buyer and the Organiser. If they are not yet in the Buyer’s possession, the Organiser shall send the General Terms and Conditions of the Organiser to the Buyer at the latter’s request.
  1. Formation of the agreement with GlobalBEM
    • The service that is provided by GlobalBEM consists of the distribution of Tickets. A Ticket is no more than a right to admission, in this case admission to an Event of the Organiser. The purchase of a Ticket gives rise to the formation of two agreements: an agreement between the Buyer and GlobalBEM and an agreement between the Buyer and the Organiser of the Event for which the Buyer has purchased a right to admission.
    • The agreement that is formed between GlobalBEM and the Buyer relates to the order and delivery process of the Ticket.
    • Tickets are sent to the email address or other address that the Buyer has stated in his or her account. GlobalBEM will continue to deem the e-mail address or other address stated by the Buyer to be correct.
    • The delivery terms stated by GlobalBEM shall never be considered final deadlines, unless expressly agreed otherwise. If delivery is not made in time, a written notice of default should be issued to GlobalBEM.
    • In the event that any delivery term is exceeded, this does not give the Buyer any right to compensation nor the right to cancel the order or to dissolve the agreement, unless the delivery term is exceeded to such an extent that the Buyer cannot be reasonably expected to uphold the agreement.
  1. Formation of the agreement between the Buyer and the Organiser
    • The Buyer purchases a Ticket for an Event of the Organiser via GlobalBEM. This will give rise to the formation of an agreement between the Buyer and Organiser regarding rights and obligations in connection with the right to admission to the Event of the Organiser. GlobalBEM shall in that connection act as intermediary in the formation of the agreement between the Buyer and the Organiser and is not a party to this agreement. The agreement between the Buyer and the Organiser is formed after the Buyer has purchased one or more Tickets via GlobalBEM.
    • Unless agreed otherwise in writing, all offers, including adverts and price lists as stated on the website of GlobalBEM, shall be non-binding.
    • Before confirming his reservation, the Buyer must always check carefully whether the correct Tickets have been reserved. When making the reservation, the Buyer must always use a correct address (email or otherwise). If the Buyer opts to receive Tickets by electronic means, the risk of loss, theft or misuse of the Ticket shall rest with the Buyer from the moment that the Tickets have reached the Buyer. In the case of doubt concerning the correctness of the data that the Buyer entered when placing the order, GlobalBEM can contact the Buyer using the data that the Buyer entered. If GlobalBEM is unable to reach the Buyer and therefore is unable to verify the data, GlobalBEM can proceed to cancel the reservation and sell the Tickets to another Buyer. If GlobalBEM has any doubts concerning the correctness or the validity of the data entered by the Buyer when placing the order or the instrument of payment used by the Buyer, it shall have the right to cancel the Buyer’s reservation and sell the Tickets to another Buyer. GlobalBEM shall endeavour to inform the Buyer in such a case. All agreements are entered into subject to the condition precedent of sufficient availability of the products or services concerned.
    • GlobalBEM is entitled to set, independently and/or at the request of the Organiser, a maximum for the number of Tickets that can be reserved or purchased. In the case of specific grounds for suspecting misuse with regard to a circumvention of the set maximum, GlobalBEM shall be entitled to cancel, independently and/or at the request of the Organiser, the reservation of the Tickets or to invalidate the Tickets concerned in order to prevent the large-scale buying up of Tickets.
    • GlobalBEM has the option of offering additional products when selling Tickets. If GlobalBEM sells products or services of third parties by means of this activity, the (General) Terms and Conditions of that third party shall apply to the (delivery of the) products or services concerned.
    • Tickets cannot be returned. The provisions of Section 6:230p(e) of the Dutch Civil Code apply to tickets.
  1. Prices and payment
    • GlobalBEM sells Tickets on behalf of the Organiser, which determines the price and the number of available places. Information on prices and availability is provided on a non-binding basis and may be subject to change.
    • The Buyer shall pay the price stated on the website for the products or services ordered by means of the website. Payment shall take place in the manner stated on the GlobalBEM website. Additional conditions concerning payment or ordering may be applied to the order.
    • All prices as stated on the GlobalBEM website are in euros including VAT, unless expressly stated otherwise.
    • Service charges are charged for each ticket and in some cases transaction charges and delivery charges will be charged for each order.
    • If the Buyer fails to pay the amounts due or fails to do so on time, the Buyer shall owe statutory interest on the outstanding amount without any demand for payment or notice of default being required. If the Buyer fails to pay the amount due after a demand for payment or a notice of default has been issued, GlobalBEM shall be entitled to refer the debt for collection, in which case the Buyer must pay all judicial and extrajudicial costs, including costs charged by external experts, in addition to any costs determined at law.
  1. Cancelled or rescheduled Events
    • It is the Buyers’ responsibility to check whether an Event has been cancelled or rescheduled and what the new time or location will be. Although GlobalBEM will try to inform the Buyer of the cancellation after GlobalBEM has received the required information from the Organiser, GlobalBEM cannot guarantee that the Buyer will be informed of the cancellation before the date of the Event. GlobalBEM is not responsible for any costs incurred.
    • Tickets of rescheduled Events will as a rule also be valid for the replacement Event. For more information on this, the Buyer can contact GlobalBEM via the online customer service at support@globalbem.com. If an Event is rescheduled for a different location or date, the Organiser can set conditions for repayment of the ticket price.
    • If an Event is cancelled or rescheduled, the Buyer can hand back the Tickets for this Event in accordance with the regulations determined by the Organiser. For the relevant terms and conditions, please see the General Terms and Conditions of the Organiser of the Event. If the Organiser requests GlobalBEM to refund the ticket price (in full or in part) to the Buyer, GlobalBEM will do so after it has received the amounts concerned from the Organiser. Refunds will only be made through an online credit transfer. Service charges, postage and payment costs will not be refunded, in principle.
    • In the case of cancellation or rescheduling of an Event, any products or services sold via Upsell are not eligible for refund.
  1. Tickets
    • The Tickets distributed by GlobalBEM will remain the property of the Organiser. The Buyer is not permitted to resell a Ticket if this is against the law. In addition, an Organiser can forbid any reselling or commercial use of a Ticket. The Buyer should check this in the general terms and conditions of the Organiser, which are referred to on the Ticket (and during the ordering process). In the case of any (attempt at) reselling or commercial use in violation of the law or the terms and conditions of the Organiser, the Organiser shall be entitled to invalidate the Ticket concerned and/or to impose a fine on the Buyer. Holders of invalid admission tickets will be barred from entering the Event, without any right to compensation.
    • Immediately after receipt, the Buyer is required to check the correctness of the Tickets. After purchase, Tickets can no longer be exchanged or reimbursed.
    • If the Buyer’s Ticket is damaged to such an extent that it is no longer possible to verify whether it is genuine, the Buyer can contact the online contact at support@globalbem.com.
    • Special requirements, such as reservations for wheelchair seating locations, must be expressly notified in a timely manner. GlobalBEM cannot guarantee that special requirements can be met. For more information on this, the Buyer can contact GlobalBEM via our online contact form.
  1. Intellectual Property Rights
    • The intellectual property rights vested in the Ticket of GlobalBEM belong to GlobalBEM or its licensor. The Buyer shall refrain from conduct by which rights or other pertinent interests of GlobalBEM or its licensor could be harmed.
    • The Buyer is not permitted to remove from or change on the Ticket any designation concerning copyrights, brands, trade names or other industrial property rights, or to make any change in the form or any other characteristic feature of the Ticket.
    • The Buyer is forbidden to falsify, copy or in any way reproduce the Ticket.
    • The Agreement does not transfer any intellectual property right from GlobalBEM to the Buyer.
  1. Privacy
    • The Buyer is deemed to have taken note of the privacy statement of GlobalBEM that can be viewed on the website of GlobalBEM and to consent to the processing operations described there concerning the personal data stated by the Buyer.
  2. Liability
    • GlobalBEM cannot be considered the Organiser of the Event and is not a party to the agreement that is formed between the Organiser and the Buyer. GlobalBEM is therefore not responsible for and provides no guarantee with regard to: the right that the Buyer has purchased to obtain admission to the Event of the Organiser, the (artistic) quality and content of the Event, the course of affairs in or around the Event and on the basis of this fact accepts no liability whatsoever.
    • If GlobalBEM should be liable in connection with its other obligations to the Buyer, the liability of GlobalBEM owing to an attributable shortcoming in fulfilment, or owing to unlawful acts, shall be limited to compensation for direct damage or loss up to at most the amount that has been or can be charged to the Buyer for the Tickets, unless the damage or loss is the consequence of intent and/or gross negligence on the part of GlobalBEM or its subordinates.
    • GlobalBEM shall in any case only be liable on account of an attributable shortcoming in the fulfilment of an agreement if the Buyer immediately issues a proper written notice of default to GlobalBEM, specifying a reasonable period in which to remedy the shortcoming, and if GlobalBEM continues to culpably fail to fulfil its obligations even after that period has expired. The notice of default should contain a description of the shortcoming in as much detail as possible so that GlobalBEM is able to put forward an adequate response.
    • The Buyer shall indemnify GlobalBEM against all claims by third parties relating to a failure by the Buyer to comply, or to comply sufficiently, with any obligation in respect of GlobalBEM, whether or not arising from the General Terms and Conditions.
    • The right to compensation for damages shall at all times be subject to the condition that the Buyer reports the loss to GlobalBEM in writing as soon as possible following its occurrence.
    • GlobalBEM cannot be held liable at any time for any form of damage to or loss of the Ticket whatsoever. In the case of loss or theft, the Buyer shall not be entitled to a replacement Ticket or repayment of any amounts. GlobalBEM shall also not be liable for any delay, non-delivery, or incorrect delivery of Tickets, if the delay, non-delivery, or incorrect delivery cannot be attributed to GlobalBEM.
    • GlobalBEM does not in any way accept any liability for Tickets obtained by the Buyer from third parties. GlobalBEM cannot guarantee that they are genuine either.
    • GlobalBEM shall not be liable in any way for any damage or loss suffered by the holder of this Ticket due to acts or omissions by third parties.
  1. Force majeure
    • Force Majeure is understood to be any shortcoming which cannot be attributed to GlobalBEM, because it is not due to fault on its part and cannot be ascribed to it under the law, legal transaction or by convention.
    • Without prejudice to the other rights to which it is entitled, GlobalBEM shall in the case of force majeure have the right to suspend performance of the order of the Buyer, by notifying this in writing to the Buyer, without GlobalBEM being obliged to pay any compensation, unless this would be unacceptable in the given circumstances according to standards of reasonableness and fairness.
  1. Applicable law and competent court
    • The laws of the Netherlands will apply to all agreements with GlobalBEM.
    • All disputes that may arise in connection with the agreement or the General Terms and Conditions applicable to it shall be submitted to the competent court in Amsterdam.
  1. Miscellaneous
    • As a rule, at Events, the following are not permitted to be taken to the location of the Event: alcoholic beverages, drugs, glass, plastic bottles, tin cans, fireworks, weapons or any other dangerous objects, on penalty of seizure. For a specific list, consult the General Terms and Conditions of the Organiser.
    • Buyers may be frisked before the Event. Persons who do not wish to subject themselves thereto may be denied admission without any right to a refund of any amounts paid.
    • Wherever GlobalBEM undertakes in these General Terms and Conditions to provide a written communication, GlobalBEM shall be entitled to provide this by electronic means, such as, but not limited to, an e-mail message.
    • Obvious mistakes and typographical errors on the website of GlobalBEM or in offers, order confirmations, Tickets and/or other documents shall not be binding on GlobalBEM.
    • In the event of a difference of opinion between GlobalBEM and the Buyer concerning the translation and/or the interpretation of the General Terms and Conditions, the Dutch version shall prevail.
    • If one or more of the provisions of these General Terms and Conditions or any other agreement with GlobalBEM are contrary to any applicable legal requirement, the provision concerned shall lapse and be replaced with a comparable provision permissible by law to be determined by GlobalBEM.