Terms & Conditions


By registering to participate in an event organised by Südwestdeutsche
Warenbörse e.V. (hereinafter referred to as the “Exchange”), the
participant (hereinafter referred to as the contracting party) bindingly
accepts the validity of these General Terms and Conditions. Deviating,
conflicting or supplementary General Terms and Conditions shall not apply
unless the Exchange expressly agrees to these conditions in writing.

Conclusion of contract

Registration for participation in an event organised by the Exchange shall
be made at least in text form (by e-mail, fax or post). Registration by the
contracting partner shall constitute an offer. Acceptance – subject to
availability – shall also be made at least in text form by means of a
confirmation message from the Exchange. In the event of a limited
number of participants, registrations shall be considered in the order in
which they are received.

Payment; due date

The participation fee is due immediately upon registration by the
contractual partner (advance payment) and must be paid within 7 days of
registration. Upon expiry of the payment deadline, the contractual partner
shall be in default. During the period of default, interest shall be charged
on the participation fee at the statutory default interest rate applicable at
the time. The Exchange reserves the right to claim a further default
interest rate.
All prices are exclusive of the statutory value added tax.


Should the contracting partner or the person registered by him/her to
attend the event not be able to attend the booked event, the contracting
partner may, in return for an
rebooking fee, the participant may name another person to take part in
the event instead. The Exchange must be notified of the rebooking at least
in text form (by e-mail, fax or post).
The following processing fees are charged by the Exchange for a
rebooking (“change of participant”): 10 % of the gross price
In the week before the start of the event (7 days before) a rebooking –
even for a fee – is no longer possible.
The fees charged for participation in the event are due for payment in full

Even in the event of non-attendance by the contracting partner or the
participant nominated by him/her. No credit will be given for subsequent

Cancellation of events

The Exchange reserves the right to cancel the event for important reasons
and/or reasons for which it is not responsible (in particular due to force
majeure). In this case, any participation fees already paid will be refunded
in full.


Liability on the part of the Exchange is excluded, with the exception of
claims for damages relating to intentional or grossly negligent injury to
life, limb and health. In such a case, however, liability shall be limited to
compensation for the foreseeable, typically occurring damage.

Subject to change

The Exchange is entitled to make changes to the event and, in particular,
to its schedule, provided that these do not significantly affect the benefits
of the event for the participants.

Data protection

The processing and storage of participant data is carried out in compliance
with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the General Data
Protection Regulation.
The Exchange stores and processes participant data exclusively within the
scope and for the purpose of the contractual relationship existing between
the parties. In particular, the following participant data shall be collected,
stored and processed: Name, address and communication data (e-mail,
telephone) of the participant.
The data of the participants collected by the exchange will be treated
confidentially and stored and used exclusively for its own purposes. In
particular, the participant data will not be passed on to unauthorised third
parties for commercial purposes.

Place of jurisdiction; applicable law

For all disputes arising from the contractual relationship, the exclusive
place of jurisdiction is Stuttgart, unless a consumer is involved. The law of
the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.
However, the Exchange shall be entitled to bring an action at the general
place of jurisdiction of the contracting party.

Severability clause

Should individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of
Business be invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining
provisions. The ineffective provision shall be replaced by a provision that
comes closest to the economic sense and purpose of the ineffective