Our general terms and conditions

1.       Background

1.1 Bonnier Business Media Sweden AB (reg. no. 556468-8892) with its majority-owned companies Bonnier Business Suistainability AB, Nobicon AB, Patientpoolen AB, Bonnier Business Media Sales AB, Medibas AB, Byggindustrin AB, Netdoktor AB, Bonnier Pharma Insights AB, and Fastighetsnytt Förlag AB, hereinafter referred to as "BBM", delivers business news and information, reports and books in several ways, in part via paper-based and digital media, portals, apps, printed publications, and various forms of seminars.  

1.2 These general terms and conditions shall apply to orders which the Customer places and agreements which the Customer enters into with BBM for access to BBM's services. All of BBM's subscriptions are ongoing subscriptions, entailing that the subscription may be terminated, in writing, at any time whatsoever after the initial binding contract term, with three months' notice of termination. A trial subscriptions which is free of charge does not constitute a binding ongoing subscription unless otherwise agreed.  

1.3 The Customer has expressed interest in the Service and, through this Agreement, gains access to the Service.

1.4 BBM may modify and restructure the Content of the services. BBM cannot be held liable for such measures. In the event the Customer is affected by such modifications other than to a negligible extent, BBM shall inform the Customer as soon as possible.

1.5 In light of the above, the parties have agreed on the following terms and conditions for provision and use of ordered services.

2 Definitions

2.1 In this agreement, the following terms shall be defined as follows.

"Subscription Services" means services to which the Customer subscribes on an ongoing basis.

"Free Information" means information on the portal which a user can use without payment of a separate fee.

"Agreement" means these general terms and conditions, including an Order and any attachments.

"Order" means the form which the Customer completes when an agreement is to be executed with BBM.

"One-time Order" means a purchase of a book, participation in a forum or seminar, or suchlike.

"Content" means the content which is provided through ordered services from time to time.

"Intranet Subscription" means direct delivery of the Content to the Customer's internal network.

"Service" means the provision of the Content in the Service.

"Licence" means the right for one (1) of the Customer’s users to have access to the Service – applies to digital Subscription Services.  

3 Grant

3.1 BBM hereby grants, and the Customer hereby receives, a non-exclusive right of access to the Service.

3.2 The Content is protected by copyright, which is held by BBM or another rights holder. The Customer's right of use in the Content is limited to a right, in its commercial operations and for its own internal use, to use the Content as set forth below. The Content may be used by one (1) user/licensee – refers to digital Subscription Services.

3.3 The Customer's right of use in the Content is limited as set forth in section 3.2. The Customer may not disseminate or otherwise use the Content, e.g. by making electronic copies, transferring the Content via post, email, digital transfer, fax, or other means of communication, or showing the Content to any third party unless otherwise agreed. Copyright and other intellectual property rights to the Content are vested in BBM and remain, in full, the property of BBM.

3.4 Other than as agreed with BBM, the Customer shall have no right to post the Content on a public website. In the event the Customer wishes to post the Content on the Customer's intranet, a separate agreement – Intranet Subscription – must be executed with BBM.

3.5 A separate agreement with BBM must be entered into in the event the Customer wishes to link to Content which is located at BBM.

4 Limitation of liability

4.1 BBM PROVIDES THE CONTENT IN AS-IS CONDITION AND SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS IN THE CONTENT.

4.2 The Customer shall have complete and sole liability for all of its activities related to the Content and BBM shall have no liability whatsoever for damage/loss or costs incurred in connection with the Customer's use of the Content.

4.3 BOTH PARTIES' LIABILITY FOR DAMAGE/LOSS UNDER THE AGREEMENT SHALL BE LIMITED TO DIRECT LOSSES AND ANY LIABILITY IN DAMAGES SHALL NOT INCLUDE COMPENSATION FOR LOST PROFIT OR OTHER INDIRECT DAMAGE OR LOSSES. THE SUPPLIER'S LIABILITY IN DAMAGES SHALL, AT ALL TIMES, BE LIMITED TO THE FEE WHICH IS TO BE PAID FOR THE RELEVANT SERVICE DURING THE RELEVANT CONTRACT PERIOD. THESE LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY SHALL NOT APPLY WHERE A PARTY HAS CAUSED THE DAMAGE/LOSS INTENTIONALLY OR THROUGH GROSSLY NEGLIGENT ACTIONS, OR WHERE THE CUSTOMER HAS INFRINGED COPYRIGHT IN RESPECT OF THE CONTENT.

5 Passwords, etc.

5.1 The Customer shall ensure that BBM's services are not used in contravention of the Agreement and that all use of any password and user ID takes place in accordance with the Agreement. Moreover, no password or user ID may be shared with any third party.

6 Delivery

6.1 Delivery of ordered services pursuant to the agreement may take place in the following ways:

1) digital deliveries and apps (via, e.g., email or websites), via smartphones or tablets,  deliveries direct to customers' intranet or suchlike; and

2) other deliveries, such as printed periodicals, books, reports, and seminars or suchlike.

7 Fees and payment terms and conditions

7.1 A fee shall be payable pursuant to the price list applicable from time to time or in accordance with separate agreements between the parties.

7.2 The fee shall be paid in advance unless the parties have agreed otherwise in writing. The fees are stated exclusive of value-added tax or other comparable surcharges and fees. The invoice shall be paid within 30 days from the invoice date, whereafter interest on arrears pursuant to the reference rate established by the Swedish Riksbank, plus 8 percentage points, shall be payable until payment in full is made.

7.3 The Agreement shall be renewed with a 12-month subscription period unless otherwise agreed between the parties. In the absence of a separate agreement between the parties, the price list applicable from time to time shall apply in conjunction with renewal of the Agreement.

8 Special terms and conditions for One-time Order

8.1 An application by the Customer for participation in a seminar or at a forum is binding. However, the right to participate may be assigned to another person at the Customer provided BBM is notified before the seminar is held. The fee shall be paid in advance within 30 days of the invoice date.

9 Contract term and termination

9.1 The Agreement shall enter into force upon execution or as otherwise agreed in accordance with the Order and shall remain in force for the relevant contract term in accordance with the Order, subject to three months' mutual notice of termination. The Agreement states the applicable contract term and the date of entry into force of the Agreement. Notice of termination shall be given in writing.

9.2 These General Terms and Conditions shall also apply if the Customer, during the contract term, purchases/orders off new services from BBM.

9.3 Either party shall be entitled to terminate the Agreement with immediate effect in the event: (1) the other party materially breaches its obligations under the Agreement and fails to cure within 20 days following a written demand to do so from the first party; or (2) the other party is placed into bankruptcy, commences composition negotiations with its creditors, becomes the subject of enforcement measures, suspends payments, becomes the subject of an application for company reorganisation, is placed into liquidation, or otherwise can be deemed to have become insolvent; or (3) in the event a force majeure situation, as per section 10, is of more than three months' duration.

9.4 In the event the Customer uses the Service in contravention of the Agreement, BBM shall be entitled to discontinue the Customer's (access) use of the Service or to terminate the Agreement with immediate effect.

10 Force Majeure

10.1 In the event performance of any of the parties' undertakings pursuant to the Agreement is prevented or delayed due to war, strike, lockout, fire, flood, shortage of means of transport or energy, public authority measure, newly enacted or amended legislation, or another reason beyond the control of the party in question, such party shall be discharged from liability in damages and other sanctions, provided that the party informs the other party of the circumstance within a reasonable time. As soon as the impediment ceases, the obligation shall be performed in the agreed manner.

11 Contact persons

11.1 The Customer shall appoint a contact person, to be stated in the Agreement. BBM shall be notified, in writing, of any replacement of a contact person.

12 Applicable law

12.1 The Agreement shall be interpreted and applied in accordance with Swedish law.

12.2 Any dispute involving the interpretation or application of this Agreement and appurtenant legal relationships shall be determined by arbitrators pursuant to the Swedish Arbitration Act in force at the time of the request for arbitration. In respect of unpaid and due claims for fees for the Service or disputes where the amount in dispute clearly does not exceed SEK 200,000, BBM or the Customer shall be entitled to bring action in a court of general jurisdiction or with the Swedish Enforcement Authority.

13 Amendments and supplements

13.1 BBM shall be entitled to amend the terms and conditions with three months' notice and without terminating the Agreement.

14 Assignment

14.1 The Customer shall not be entitled to assign its rights or obligations under this Agreement without BBM's written consent.

15 Miscellaneous

15.1 In the event any provision of the Agreement, or part thereof, is found to be invalid or cannot otherwise be performed, the Agreement as a whole shall not be rendered invalid unless the invalidity has a material detrimental impact on the parties' consideration or performance under the Agreement.

15.2 The Agreement constitutes the complete regulation of all issues to which the Agreement relates, unless other written arrangements have been reached. All oral undertakings and promises which preceded the Agreement shall be replaced by the content of the Agreement.

16 Personal data

16.1 Bonnier Business Media is the controller of personal data for the processing of personal data which takes place as consequence of this Agreement. Processing of personal data takes place in accordance with BBM's personal data policy applicable from time to time, which is described in full at https://gdpr.bonniernews.se/personuppgiftspolicy

16.2 We organise conferences and events for the purpose of creating a meeting place for, inter alia, the growth of commercial networks.

If you apply to attend a conference or an event which we organise together with one or more of our partners/sponsors, you also approve the use of your personal data pursuant to the separate terms and conditions which apply to participation. Note that in conjunction with application for a conference or event, you may need to provide us or our cooperation partners with particularly sensitive information, such as information regarding special food or allergies, for booking and arranging of the event. We will process this data on the basis of the consent which you provide to us in connection with your order for participation in the event. Note that your contact information may also be shared with sponsors that participate in the event.

The terms and conditions for events and seminars are described in full at http://bbm.bonnier.se/om-oss/terms-and-conditions---conferences/

Most recent update of the terms and conditions: 16 May 2018