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Privacy Policy
Welcome to Shoedex Digital Trade Platform (later referred as the “Service”), a networking software platform provided by Aegean Exporters’ Association. 

By accepting these terms of use (“User Agreement”) or by using the Service, you expressly acknowledge and agree that you are entering into a legal agreement with Aegean Exporters’ Association (later referred to as “AEA”, "we”, “us” or “our”), and have understood and agree to comply with, and be legally bound by, this User Agreement. You also represent and warrant that you are of legal age and otherwise competent to enter into this User Agreement in your jurisdiction. 

You and Aegean Exporters' Association are together referred to as the “Parties”. 

1. General 

1.1 Shoedex Digital Trade Platform reserves the right to modify this User Agreement without further notice and your continued use of the Service thereafter means that you accept those changes. If you wish no longer to be a part of this User Agreement, you must delete your account. The up-to-date version is always available on our website. 

1.2. A part of this User Agreement is Shoedex Digital Trade Platform Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”) that can be examined on the website. Privacy Policy sets out the principles, under which Shoedex Digital Trade Platform may use the information you provide to AEA. 

1.3. If you do not follow the terms set out in this User Agreement, Shoedex Digital Trade Platform may cancel your account. 

1.4. AEA may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Service (or any features within the Service) to you at service’s sole discretion, without prior notice to you. 

1.5. The Services are not intended for and should not be used by anyone under the age of 18. Customer must ensure that all Authorized Users are over 18 years old. 

1.6. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information: 

Information about your computer and about your use of this website. This may include your IP address, your location, your browser type and version, your operating system, your referral source, your length of visit, your page views, and website navigation. 

Information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to our website. We may also ask for your contact information, including information such as your name, your company name, your email address, and your telephone number. We will never ask you to share any sensitive information. 

Information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications, and/or newsletters. 

Information that you provide to us for in the form of support to our platform. 

We use the information we collect from you in various ways, such as: 

to provide, operate, and maintain our services; 

to improve, personalize, and expand our services; 

to understand and analyze how you use our services; 

to develop new products, services, features, and functionalities; 

to communicate with you to provide you with updates and other information relating to our services; 

to communicate with you for marketing and promotional purposes, when we have your previous consent; 

to process your transactions; 

to keep our website secure and prevent fraud; 

to send you email notifications that you have specifically requested; and 

for compliance purposes, including enforcing our Terms of Service, or other legal rights, or as it may be required by applicable laws and regulations, or requested by any judicial process or governmental agencies. 

We will not, without your express consent, share your personal information with any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. 

Shoedex data centre is stored, audited, and/or certified by various internationally-recognised attestation and certification compliance standards. All our data is stored in UK, Cambridge. 

Our data centre complies to the following reports and certifications: 

SOC 1 Type II 

SOC 2 Type II 

ISO/IEC 27001:2013 


2. License 

2.1. This User Agreement grants you the right to use the Service to sign up for professional events organized by the organizers (“Organizer”). As such events are the sole responsibility of the Organizers, and Shoedex Digital Trade Platform only provides the means for you and the event visitors to contact each other, Shoedex Digital Trade Platform is not liable for anything that concerns the professional events. 

2.2. Subject to the terms and conditions of this User Agreement, we hereby grant you a personal, revocable, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, non-assignable and non-transferable license (“License”) to use the Service in accordance with this User Agreement on a mobile telephone, tablet, computer or other device (each, a “Device”) that you own or control. 

2.3. You agree not to, and shall not permit any third party to: (i) sublicense, redistribute, sell, lease, lend or rent the Service; (ii) reverse engineer, decompile, dissemble, or otherwise attempt to derive the source code for the platform; (iii) copy (except for back-up purposes), modify, adapt, alter, improve or create derivative works of the software or any part thereof; (iv) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related features of the Service or features that prevent or restrict use or copying of any content or that enforce limitations on use of the Service or software; (v) use any communications systems provided by the Service or software to send unauthorized and/or unsolicited commercial communications; (vi) use the Shoedex Digital Trade Platform’s name, logo or trademarks in any other context except for using the Service without our prior written consent; (vii) use the Service or software to violate any applicable laws, rules or regulations, or for any unlawful, harmful, irresponsible or inappropriate purpose, or in any manner that breaches this User Agreement; and/or engage in any activity that interferes with or disrupts the Service. 

3. Account 

3.1. In order to use some of the Service you may have to create or use an account (an “Account”). During registration you will be asked to choose a password.  

3.2. When creating an account, you agree that you will only use your full, real name. You can create account only for yourself and using Shoedex Digital Trade Platform on another person’s behalf is strictly prohibited. Since Shoedex Digital Trade Platform is intended for professional uses only, remember to act professionally when using it, and only use it for professional purposes. Users are not allowed to distribute any illegal material including but not limited to drugs, pornography, weaponry or terrorism.

3.3. If you create an Account, you must provide accurate and complete information about yourself. You are solely responsible for the activity that occurs in your Account, and you must keep your Account password secure. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for the safe usage, maintenance and confidentiality of the password that you use to log in to the Service. You must notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account by emailing us at info@shoedex.events. If there is any reason for us to assume that unauthorized third parties are using the Service or a user informs us from such a use, the account is immediately suspended. 

3.4. You acknowledge and agree that the information you provide in the course of creating an account, joining an event community or registering for an event or other kind of use of the Service may be provided to and maintained by the Organizer, whether or not you complete the registration process, and may be used by the Organizer in connection with the event or future events or other products and services. 

4. Location Data 

4.1. Certain features or functionality (“Features”) of the Service may collect or be dependent on data related to your geographic location (“Location Data”). If you wish to use these Features, you agree to provide or to make your Location Data accessible to us. To the extent that we do collect Location Data, we shall use it in accordance with our Privacy Policy. If you do not provide or make such Location Data accessible, then the Features may be limited or not operate. 

5. Third Party Sources 

5.1. The Service may also enable you to view, access, communicate and interact with third party sources (“Third Party Source(s)”) meaning third party websites and services. 

5.2. We do not assume any responsibility for the content, actions or practices of, any Third Party Sources. Your interaction with a Third Party Source and your use of, and reliance upon, any content provided by Third Party Sources is at your sole discretion and risk. 

5.3. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against Shoedex Digital Trade Platform, and release Shoedex Digital Trade Platform from any and all liability, arising from your use of and interaction with any Third Party Source. 

6. User Content 

6.1. The Service may permit the hosting, sharing, posting and publishing of content by you and other users (“User Content"). Your User Content may be posted to the Service, or otherwise be made publicly available. You shall be solely responsible for your User Content and the consequences of posting or publishing them. We have complete discretion whether to publish your User Content and we reserve the right without further notice to you, to monitor, censor, edit, remove, delete and/or remove any and all User Content at any time and for any reason. We do not guarantee any confidentiality with respect to any User Content. 

6.2. You represent and warrant that you own or have the necessary rights and permissions to use and authorize us to use all Intellectual Property Rights in and to your User Content, and to enable inclusion and use thereof as contemplated by this User Agreement. You retain all of your ownership rights in your User Content. 

6.3. Subject to this User Agreement and the terms of our Privacy Policy, by submitting the User Content, you hereby grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual license to use, reproduce, distribute, prepare derivative works of, display and perform the User Content only in connection with the Service, and you hereby waive any moral rights in your User Content, to the extent permitted by law. 

6.4. You understand and acknowledge that we are not responsible for the accuracy, usefulness, safety or intellectual property rights of, or relating to, such User Content; and you may be exposed to User Content that is inaccurate, offensive, indecent, or objectionable. You agree to waive, and hereby do waive, any legal or equitable rights or remedies you may have against us with respect to such User Content. 

6.5. We reserve the right to access, read, preserve and disclose any User Content or any other information that we obtain in connection with the Service as we reasonably believe is necessary to: (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request; (ii) enforce this User Agreement, including investigation of potential violations of it; (iii) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues; or (iv) respond to your user support requests; 

6.6. You agree that you will not send, display, post, submit, publish or transmit a User Content that: (i) is unfair or deceptive under the consumer protection laws of any jurisdiction; (ii) is unlawful, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing, hateful, racially or ethnically offensive, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, gives rise to civil liability, violates any law, or is otherwise dishonest, inaccurate, inappropriate, malicious or fraudulent; (iii) contains the contact information or any personally identifiable information of any third party unless you have first obtained the express consent of said third party to include their contact information or personally identifiable information; and/or (iv) breaches this User Agreement . 

7. Intellectual Property Rights 

7.1. You acknowledge that Shoedex Digital Trade Platform and its licensors retain all title, ownership rights and Intellectual Property Rights in and to the Service (and its related software). We reserve all rights not expressly granted herein to the Service. “Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all rights, titles and interests in and to any and all trade secrets, patents, copyrights, service marks, trademarks, know-how or similar intellectual property rights, as well as any and all moral rights, rights of privacy, publicity and similar rights of any type under the laws or regulations of any governmental, regulatory, or judicial authority, whether foreign or domestic. 

8. Fees 

8.1. Currently you have the right to use the Service for free. However, we may in the future charge a fee for certain features and/or uses. You will not be charged for any such uses of the Service unless you first agree to such charges. 

8.2. Possible payment information and payment methods will be specified and presented through the Service. 

9. Privacy

9.1. We will use any personal information that we may collect or obtain in connection with the Service in accordance with this User Agreement and you agree that we may do so. Please also be aware that certain personal information and other information provided by you in connection with your use of the Service may be stored on your Device (even if we do not collect that information). You are solely responsible for maintaining the security of your Device from unauthorized access. 

10. Warranty Disclaimers 

10.1. The service is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis without warranties of any kind including, without limitation, representations, warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, non-infringement, and those arising by statute or from a course of dealing or usage of trade. 

10.2. We do not warrant that the service will operate error-free, that the service is free of viruses or other harmful code or that we will correct any errors in the service. You agree that we will not be held responsible for any consequences to you or any third party that may result from technical problems including without limitation in connection with the internet (such as slow connections, traffic congestion or overload of our or other servers) or any telecommunications or internet providers. 

10.3. If you have a dispute with any other service user, you agree that we are not liable for any claims or damages arising out of or connected with such a dispute. We reserve the right, but have no obligation, to monitor any such dispute. 

10.4. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of certain warranties, so to that extent such exclusions may not apply. 

11. Limitation of Liability 

11.1. Under no circumstances shall Shoedex Digital Trade Platform be liable for any special, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages, or for any loss of data, revenue, business or reputation, or for the cost of substitute goods or services, that arises under or in connection with this user agreement, or that results from the use of, or the inability to use, the service even if Shoedex Digital Trade Platform has been advised of the possibility of such damages. 

11.2. Furthermore, Shoedex Digital Trade Platform is not liable for issues relating to consumer protection act. Such matters are solely the responsibility of the organizer of the professional event in question. 

You agree that you will comply with all applicable laws and regulations in connection with your use of the service and your performance under this agreement. 

12. Indemnity 

12.1. You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Shoedex Digital Trade Platform and our affiliates, and our respective officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all claims, damages, obligations, losses, liabilities, costs and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees) arising from: (i) your use of, or inability to use, the Service, including but not limited to your User Content; (ii) your violation of this User Agreement ; and (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any Intellectual Property Right or privacy right. 

13. Term and Termination 

13.1. This User Agreement is effective until terminated by us or by you. We reserve the right, at any time, to: (i) discontinue or modify any aspect of the Service; and/or (ii) terminate this User Agreement and your use of the Service with or without cause, and shall not be liable to you or any third party for any of the foregoing. If you object to any term or condition of this User Agreement or any subsequent modifications thereto, or become dissatisfied with the Service in any way, your only recourse is to immediately discontinue use of the Service. 

13.2. Upon termination of this User Agreement, you shall cease all use of the Service. This Section 13.2 and Sections 7 (Intellectual Property Rights), 9 (Privacy), 10 (Warranty Disclaimers), 11 (Limitation of Liability), 12 (Indemnity), 15 (Governing Law and Disputes) and 16 (Miscellaneous) shall survive termination of this User Agreement. 

14. Assignment 

14.1. This User Agreement, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you but may be assigned by Shoedex Digital Trade Platform without restriction or notification. 

15. Governing Law and Disputes 

15.1. This User Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Turkey, without regard to its conflict of laws rules. 

15.2. In the event of any dispute arising out of this User Agreement or the breach thereof, the Parties shall use their best endeavours to settle such disputes. If the Parties do not reach such solution within a period of sixty (60) days, you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts located in Turkey to resolve any legal matter arising from this Agreement. 

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may seek injunctive relief in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

16. Miscellaneous 

16.1. This User Agreement, and any other legal notices published by us in connection with the Service shall constitute the entire agreement between you and Shoedex Digital Trade Platform concerning the Service. In the event of a conflict between this User Agreement and any of the foregoing, the terms of this User Agreement shall prevail. 

16.2. No amendment to this User Agreement shall be binding unless in writing and signed by Shoedex Digital Trade Platform. 

16.3. If any provision of this User Agreement is deemed invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of this User Agreement, which shall remain in full force and effect. 

16.4. No waiver of any term of this User Agreement shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and a party’s failure to assert any right or provision under this User Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. 

16.5. You agree that any cause of action that you may have arising out of or related to this User Agreement must commence within one (1) year after the cause of action accrues, otherwise, such cause of action is permanently barred. 

17. Usages Rules 

17.1. If you are downloading the software from a third party mobile device platform or service provider (“Distributor”), please be aware that the Distributor may have established usage rules which also govern your use of the software and the Service (“Usage Rules”). We specifically refer to the Usage Rules of certain Distributors in the section 18 below entitled ‘Distributor Requirements and Usage Rules’, but other Usage Rules may be applicable depending on where the software has been downloaded from. 

17.2. You acknowledge that, prior to downloading the Service from a Distributor or using the Service, you have had the opportunity to review and understand, and will comply with, its Usage Rules. The Usage Rules that are applicable to your use of the software and the Service are incorporated into this Agreement by this reference. You represent that you are not prohibited by any applicable Usage Rules and/or applicable law from using the Service; if you are unable to make such a representation you are prohibited from installing and/or using the Service. You agree that any right to refund under the Usage Rules shall not apply to Fees you pay for the Service under Section 8. 

18. Distributor Requirements and Usage Rules 

18.1. If you use the Service on the website browsers without derogating from the warranty disclaimers and limitation of liability as set forth in the Agreement: 

You acknowledge and agree that: 

1. This Agreement is concluded between Shoedex Digital Trade Platform and you only, and not with website browsers and Shoedex Digital Trade Platform and its licensors, is solely responsible for the software and the content thereof. 

2. Your use of the Service is also subject to the Usage Rules established by website browsers including those set forth in the browsers’ Terms of Service, effective as of the date that you enter into this Agreement. 

3. the License granted herein is limited to a non-transferable right to use the Service on any browser’s product that you own or control and that runs on the web. 

4. Shoedex Digital Trade Platform is solely responsible for providing any maintenance and support services with respect to the Service, as specified in this Agreement, or as required under applicable law. Website browsers have no obligation whatsoever to furnish any maintenance and support services with respect to the Service; 

5. Shoedex Digital Trade Platform is solely responsible for any product warranties, whether express or implied by law, to the extent not effectively disclaimed. In the event of any failure of the Service to conform to any applicable warranty, you may notify browsers, and browsers will, to the extent applicable, refund any purchase price paid (if any) by you for the Service to you. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, browsers will have no other warranty obligation whatsoever with respect to the Service, and, any other claims, losses, liabilities, damages, costs or expenses attributable to any failure to conform to any warranty will be Shoedex Digital Trade Platform’s sole responsibility; 

6. Shoedex Digital Trade Platform, and not browsers, is responsible for addressing any product claims you, or any third party, may have relating to the Service or your possession and/or use of the Service; 

7. in the event of any third party claim that the Service or your possession and use of the Service infringes that third party’s intellectual property rights, browsers shall not be responsible for the investigation defense, settlement and discharge of any such intellectual property infringement claim; 

8. Browsers, and its subsidiaries, are third party beneficiaries of this Agreement, and that, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, website browsers will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce this Agreement against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
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