Legal Information

Connection to the website DirectIndustry implies full and unconditional acceptance of the following provisions.


IP address: an IP address is a number which is automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider when you are browsing the Internet.

Cookie: a small file stored on a client computer, allowing a website to record information during each visit and monitor activity during each visit to a same site. This technology guarantees anonymity on the pages of the website which do not require your authentication, and can be disabled.

1 - Ownership

This website (hereafter referred to as “the Site”), which is accessible at the URL address, as well as its sub-domains, is the property of the company VirtualExpo SAS (hereafter referred to as “VirtualExpo”), a privately held company with a share capital of 60.000 euros, listed with the Marseille Trade and Companies Register and having its registered office at 17, avenue André Roussin - 13016 Marseille - France. The Site's director of publication is Mr. Benoit Thiercelin.

2 - Host


Capital: 454.500,00 EUROS

Registered Headquarters: 20 Rue Dieumegard – 93400 ST OUEN, France

Phone: +33 (0) 825 602 601 – URL of Website:

Tax Id No.: FR49 433 082 476

3 - Contents of the Site – Representation

Site contents (hereafter referred to as “the Contents”) refers to the general structure of the Site, the URL address at which it can be accessed, the corresponding domain name, the Site's visual identity, as well as the texts, images (still and animated), sounds and the VirtualExpo trademarks and logos that make up the Site.

All total or partial reproduction of the Site or its Contents by whatsoever process, without the express prior authorisation of VirtualExpo, is prohibited under article L.122-4 of the Intellectual Property Code and shall constitute an infringement punishable under articles L.335-2 et seq. of this Code.

The same shall apply for any total or partial extraction and/or use of any databases which may be displayed on the Site and which are the property of VirtualExpo, as producer, and are protected as such by application of the provisions of articles L.341-1 et. seq. of the Intellectual Property Code.

4 - User Licence

By connecting to the Site, a web user visiting the Site (hereafter referred to as "the Visitor") understands and accepts the grant of a licence by VirtualExpo to use its Contents under the following, strictly limited and mandatory conditions:

  • - The licence is granted on a non-exclusive basis;
  • - The right of use granted to the Visitor is personal and private, so that any reproduction of the Site’s Contents on any media whatsoever for collective or professional use, even within a company, is prohibited. The same shall apply to any electronic transmission of the Site’s Contents, even over a company's intranet or extranet.
  • - Use is strictly limited to copying the Contents once for storage for future display on single-screen stations, to make a single copy, for a back-up and/or a paper printout.
  • - Pages from the Site may not under any circumstances be included or embedded in another website. Any violation of these provisions shall expose the infringing to prosecution under the criminal and civil laws of France.

5 - Personal data

Visitors are responsible for complying with the provisions of the French Law of 6 January 1978 on Data Processing, Files, and Freedoms (hereafter referred to as “the Data Processing and Freedoms Act"), infringement of which may be subject to criminal prosecution. All Visitors must refrain, when accessing information related to a specific name, from any collection, misuse, and generally, from any act that might infringe upon an individual's private life or his/her reputation. The collection and processing by VirtualExpo of any personal data provided by the Visitor is done so that VirtualExpo may respond to Visitor requests. Pursuant to Articles 38 to 40 of the Data Processing and Freedoms Act, the Visitor has the right to access, modify, correct, and delete any data about themselves. They may exercise this right by sending a letter to the Customer Service Department of VirtualExpo at the following address VirtualExpo – 17, avenue André Roussin – 13016 Marseille, together with a photocopy of the ID of the person concerned.

6 - Trademarks

Trademarks and logos appearing on the Site are the registered trademarks of VirtualExpo or its partners. Any total or partial reproduction of these trademarks and logos without the express consent of their registered owners is forbidden.

VirtualExpo’s brand registration number is INPI#8676504.

7 - Hypertext links

Any insertion in a website or on personal pages of a hypertext link (hereafter referred to as a “Link”) leading to the Site is prohibited without the prior express permission of VirtualExpo. The insertion of links should under no circumstances be used in any context which is liable to harm VirtualExpo. In all cases, VirtualExpo reserves the right to request the removal of a Link appearing on a third party site. VirtualExpo may not be held liable for the content of any Links on the Site leading to other Internet connections. VirtualExpo reserves the right to include links on its site towards other affiliated and non-affiliated sites. These sites are independent and are not edited by or subject to the control of VirtualExpo. A link to any other site does not, under any circumstances, constitute an endorsement or a partnership between VirtualExpo and the site. Therefore, VirtualExpo shall not be responsible for contents, products, advertising or any elements or services published on these sites. It should be noted that affiliated or non-affiliated sites are subject to their own conditions of use and personal data protection.

8 - Help with browsing

The Visitor is informed that, in order to ensure that certain dynamic pages function correctly, a cookie may be installed automatically on their browser; this cookie does not make it possible to identify the Visitor but records information relating to the Visitor's browsing activity on the Site (in particular the pages visited as well as the date and time of the visit); information to which VirtualExpo will have access during the Visitor’s subsequent connections to the Site. VirtualExpo informs the Visitor that he/she may choose to refuse all cookies by selecting the following settings on their computer:

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and 7.0:

  • 1. In the “Tools” menu select “Internet Options”
  • 2. Click on the “Confidentiality” tab
  • 3. Use the cursor to select the level you require

For Microsoft Internet Explorer 5:

  • 1. In “Tools” select “Internet Options”
  • 2. Click on the “Security” tab
  • 3. Select “Internet” then “Custom Level”
  • 4. Find the “Cookies” heading and select the option that meets your needs

For Mozilla Firefox:

  • 1. Open “Tools”>”Options”
  • 2. Click on the option “Start Private Browsing”
  • 3. “Cookies”

For Netscape 6.X and 7.X:

  • 1. Open “Tools”> “Preferences”
  • 2. Confidentiality and Security
  • 3. Cookies

In accordance with the provisions of the Act of 6 January 1978, relating to Data Processing and Freedoms, you can exercise your individual right to access, modify, correct and delete any of your personal data which has been collected by VirtualExpo by sending a registered letter with recorded delivery to VirtualExpo. The client is informed that this information may be used for commercial purposes by VirtualExpo and transferred to its commercial partners. The client therefore reserves the right to refuse - at any time and without costs other than those linked to the transmission of this refusal to the aforementioned service - the use of this information.

To exercise your rights, send a letter with your surname, name, phone number and a copy of your ID to: VirtualExpo – 17, avenue André Roussin – 13016 Marseille.

VirtualExpo may use your IP address in cooperation with your Internet service provider in order to identify you, should they consider it necessary to impose compliance of these conditions of use or to protect its services, customers or upon the request of authorised legal bodies.

©VirtualExpo – Registered Office, 17, avenue André Roussin - 13016 Marseille - France – Privately held company with a registered share capital of 60,000 euros, listed with the Marseille Trade and Companies Register (RCS) – SIRET 432 439 701 000 41 – TVA: FR84 432 439 701.