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These Terms & Conditions apply to any customer who wishes to participate in a Masterclass (hereinafter referred to as the Participant). 

Through the Masterclasses, Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH (hereinafter referred to as the Organiser) offers a digital format for interested people to learn about expert knowledge, exciting business cases, new companies, as well as to engage in dialogue. 

The Masterclasses will take place during the week before the book fair from 10 – 14 October 2022. The Participant data will be made available to the Host by the Organiser upon completion of the Masterclass. The Masterclass is free of charge for Participants. 


1. Who can register for participation?

Anyone who is interested in a Masterclass may register via Zoom for the desired Masterclass. 


2. Participation in a Masterclass

2.1 The Participants will be notified via e-mail in advance of the Masterclass. They will receive a link to the event. The event will take place using Zoom. Participation requires an internet connection, an end device with a standard web browser installed, or, if applicable, further software (in each case, according to current standards). The Participants themselves are responsible for ensuring that the technical requirements for participation are met. Please refer to: as well as

2.2 The Participant is not entitled to technical support by the Organiser or the Host in the event of difficulties with equipment or software. 


3. After the Masterclass

The first name, last name, e-mail address, professional activity, and company details of the selected Participants of a Masterclass will be transmitted to the Masterclass Host in order to enable direct correspondence afterwards. This means that the Organiser and the Host may contact Participants afterwards regarding the Masterclass topic and to evaluate the event. The Organiser may provide Participants with a link to the recording of the Masterclass after the event and also contact them via e-mail. 


4. Prices

Participation in a Masterclass is free of charge.


5. Granting of rights

5.1 Participants transfer to the Organiser all rights of use to the visual and audio material created as a part of the Masterclass. The Participant transfers to the Organiser the right to all works created in connection with this contract, as soon as they come into being, a right of use unlimited in time and space, to edit these in compliance with personal rights, and to use the original or the edited version and in particular to exploit the resulting works in all ways of use known today and in the future. 

5.2 The Organiser acquires the right to reproduce, use, edit, and perform these works in any conceivable form. 

5.3 The Organiser is furthermore entitled to combine the works with other media and to mix them with the intellectual property of third parties, to distribute them with these embellishments, and to combine them, insofar as this does not conflict with the rights of third parties.   

5.4 The Organiser is entitled to share a link to the recording of the Masterclass with the other Participants. 

5.5 The Participant transfers to Frankfurter Buchmesse the right to broadcast the works digitally via their channels, to stream them on the Organiser's website, and to make the works available to third parties for viewing in an archive. 

5.6 With regard to the publication of visual images, this includes in particular the Frankfurter Buchmesse website, the event calendar, all social media channels, as well as publication in the book fair newsletter and in e-mailings. In addition, Frankfurter Buchmesse is entitled to make the photographic material available to third parties for the purpose of advertising the event in online or print media and on social media. 


6. Liability

6.1 Participants are solely responsible for all content they contribute to the Masterclass and for not infringing on the rights of third parties. They shall indemnify the Organiser against claims by third parties arising from the execution of this contract. The Organiser is not obliged to check content to see whether it infringes on the rights of third parties, whether it complies with competition law provisions, or whether it violates applicable laws. Should third parties assert claims against the Organiser due to the legal inadmissibility of any content, the Participant shall indemnify the Organiser against all asserted claims, including all costs of necessary legal defence upon first request. 

6.2 The Organiser is not responsible for third-party content to which it merely provides access for use. This applies in particular to content that the user can access by calling up a hyperlink. The inclusion of a hyperlink on the Frankfurter Buchmesse website does not mean that the Organiser has checked the content of the linked website. The Organiser expressly distances itself from the content of linked websites. 

6.3 The Organiser and the Host shall not be liable if servers, online services or online applications cannot be accessed due to technical or other problems beyond the Organiser's control (force majeure, fault of third parties, etc.). 


7. Cancellation of a Masterclass

The Organiser will immediately announce a cancellation or postponement of the respective Masterclass on its website and, as far as possible, inform the participants by e-mail. Exhibitor, speaker, and topic announcements are non-binding and may be changed by the Organiser at any time. 


8. Data protection

8.1 Personal data that the Participant provide to the Organiser in the course of registration and further contract processing will be stored in an automated process, taking into account the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, the German Federal Data Protection Act, as well as the German Telemedia Act. The Organiser uses the company and personal data in particular: 

/ for handling business processes and the implementation of the Masterclass 

/ for preparing and following up after the Masterclass 

/ for informative purposes before and after the event 

8.2 For the above-mentioned purposes, the data of the Participant collected by the Organiser will be transmitted to the Hosts of the Masterclasses to which the Participant has registered. The Organiser will not pass on the data to other third parties. The legal basis for the above-mentioned processing and transmission of personal data is the fulfilment of the contract as well as the legitimate interest of the Organiser, the Host, and the Participant for a safe and high level professional industry event in a digital format. 

8.3 Of course, the Participant is free to declare in writing or by e-mail to the Organiser or Host that they do not wish to receive further information. 

8.4 Detailed information on how Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH handles personal data can be found at


9. Written form, severability clause

All contractual agreements within the scope of the execution and further implementation of the contractual relationship must be in writing in order to be valid. The written form requirement shall be deemed to have been complied with if the respective declaration is transmitted in electronic form, by fax, or e-mail and confirmed by the other party. Should individual provisions in the registration documents, these Terms & Conditions, or in the "Technical Regulations" be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining contractual provisions. In this case, the invalid provision shall be supplemented or amended in such a way that the purpose intended by it is achieved as far as possible. 


10. Applicable law, place of performance, place of jurisdiction

10.1 In the event of a dispute, these Terms & Conditions shall be interpreted on the basis of the German text. 

10.2 The entire legal relationship between the Organiser and the Host shall be governed exclusively by the law of the Federal Republic of Germany, to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. 

10.3 The place of performance and jurisdiction for both parties is Frankfurt am Main, Germany, insofar as the Participant is a merchant, a legal entity under public law (or a special fund under public law), or either has no general place of jurisdiction in the Federal Republic of Germany or moves their place of residence or usual abode abroad or to an unknown location after conclusion of the contract. However, the Organiser reserves the right to take legal action at the Participant's jurisdiction


Status: September 2022