These General Conditions of Sale and Use on the Internet apply to all services offered by MCI on behalf of its principal, International Mineralogical Association (IMA), in the context of the organization of the 23rd General Meeting of the International Mineralogical Association (IMA 2022).

Services can be ordered only by Users who have read the whole of these General Conditions of Sale and Use on the Internet and the Special Conditions published in the programme of the Epigenetics & Cancer conference and accepted them by a click or where applicable by telephone before each order.

MCI reserves the right to modify these General Conditions of Sale and Use on the Internet at any moment without prior notice, on the understanding that such modifications shall not be applicable to reservations previously accepted by MCI. All Users undertake to comply with the General Conditions of Sale and Use on the Internet, and in particular to pay all sums due and to accept the conditions and limits of liability relating to the availability of services offered.



The purpose of the Site is to assist Users in their search for information and services relating to the event presented, and if necessary to make appropriate reservations. The User (often indicated by “You”, “you” or ”yourself” in the following text) is financially liable for all use made of the Site both in his/her own name and in the name of third parties, including minors unless it can be shown that there has been fraudulent use that does not result from fault or negligence on his/her part.

You also guarantee the sincerity and accuracy of all information provided by yourself or any third party using your data on this Site.

In the event of any use of the reservation service provided by this Site that is fraudulent or in breach of these General Conditions of Sale and Use on the Internet, MCI reserves the right at any time to refuse access to the Services offered by the said Site.



You can order the services that are offered by the Site. The ordering procedure involves at least the three following stages:

  • You click on the services or services of your choice. 
  • A summary lists all your choices and the total price, allowing you to check the details of your order. 
  • Provided you have accepted these General Conditions of Sale and Use on the Internet you can then validate your order. 
  • The sales contract is then valid. 
  • You can only pay for your order on-line, in secure mode, using your credit card. 

MCI will send a confirmation of your order by e-mail as soon as possible, with essential details such as the identification of the Service ordered, the price, the quantity and any associated reservations. 
PLEASE NOTE: As an exception to point 6 above, orders for services (session and meeting reservations) or accommodation that you have validated will be confirmed only subject to availability; these orders may be refused in the event of non-availability (for whatever reason) at the date and time indicated; your reservation is definitely confirmed only if MCI has not indicated a problem with the reservation by letter or e-mail within 5 days following your reservation. If your demand cannot be satisfied MCI naturally undertakes to reimburse the sum paid for the non-confirmed service.

You are responsible for ensuring that the identification you provide with your reservation is correct and will enable you to receive the confirmation of the reservation and/or benefit from the services ordered. If you receive no confirmation it is up to you to contact MCI.

All the details given in the confirmation of the reservation shall be considered as representing the contract between the parties if MCI has not disputed them by letter or e-mail within 5 days following your reservation or if you have not disputed them by registered letter with proof of delivery within a period of 15 days. They can however only be disputed insofar as they differ from the terms of your order.

All conditions relating to cancellation, possible modification of orders and/or reimbursement are set out in the General Conditions of the event.



All participants may have their badge scanned when entering the congress venue or attend certain sessions. The scan is solely used for overall attendance tracking and crowd control, on an anonymous basis. Symposia organizers, as well as exhibitors, may use scanning devices for marketing or compliance reasons at the entrance of a sponsored session or in the Exhibition Area. By allowing a sponsor to scan your badge at the entrance of a Satellite Symposium, or at a booth, you express consent to them for receiving your personal data (such as name, address, e-mail address, phone number) collected during your congress registration.



Unless otherwise stipulated, all documents relating to the event (badges, tickets, invitations) ordered on the Site must be picked up at the event venue, at the earliest on the opening day indicated in the programme or on the information site.

You are solely and entirely responsible for entering full and correct information that will enable MCI to provide the services reserved on the Site.



Payment for the Services you order must be made directly at the moment of ordering by communication of your credit card number by means of a secure system (Carte Bleue, Visa, Eurocard / Mastercard and American Express cards are accepted).

In the event that the payment is irregular, incomplete or non-existent for reasons that can be attributed to you the sale of the services concerned shall be cancelled, any costs shall be charged to you, and, according to circumstances, civil or criminal proceedings may be taken against you.



Please refer to the General Conditions in the programme of the event.


International Mineralogical Association (IMA) as the Organisers and MCI as the Organising Secretariat cannot be held responsible for the interruption or the cancellation of the event due to Force Majeure. In case of cancellation, cancellation conditions stated above will apply. Registration to the event implies the acceptance in full of the general terms and conditions. Likewise, and especially in case of risk of harm to any person’s security (and independently from any case of force majeure), the event organisers reserve the right to change the event location and, if necessary, to move the event to another country than the one initially planned. The cancellation conditions still shall apply and the event organisers strongly recommend that participants take out adequate insurance cover for cancellation.
It is advised to all participants to obtain travel insurance (health, accident, repatriation, cancellation) before leaving their country of origin. ICAM 2020 organising associations and MCI do not bear any responsibility in case of an accident caused to a participant or accompanying person during or following the event or during any event organised in conjunction with the event.






MCI makes available to you on this Web Site (the “Site”) information, documents, software and products (the “Materials”) and various services (the “Services”) subject to the terms and conditions presented in this document (the “Conditions of Use”). In accessing this Site you accept these Conditions of Use. MCI reserves the right to modify these Conditions of Use at its sole discretion depending on changes affecting the Products and Services. Your use of this Site shall be subject to the latest version of the Conditions of Use displayed on the Site at the moment of such use. Moreover, when using specific Materials or Services on this Site you shall be subject to possible instructions or rules displayed on the Site and applicable to such Materials or Services, which may contain terms and conditions additional to those in the Conditions of Use. All these instructions and rules are deemed to be included hereafter in the Conditions of Use. Failure to comply with any of these Conditions of Use shall automatically result in the termination of your authorization to use the Site and you must then immediately destroy all Materials downloaded or printed from this Site.



The Materials and Services of this Site are protected by the laws of copyright and/or intellectual property rights. Any unauthorized use of the Materials or Services of this Site may constitute a violation of these laws. Unless expressly mentioned otherwise in this document, MCI and its suppliers do not grant you any express or implied rights to patents, copyright, author’s rights, brands or trade secrets relating to Materials or Services.



Except where stipulated otherwise in other parts of this Site, you are authorized to consult, download and print the documents and information available on this Site, subject to the following conditions:

The documents can be used only by yourself, for information, internally and not for any commercial purpose. 
The documents and information cannot be modified in any way whatsoever. 

The documents and information from this Site cannot be distributed. 

You must under no circumstances deleted mentions of copyright and other indications of ownership contained in the documents and information.

MCI reserves the right to cancel the authorization to consult, download and print the documents and information from the Site at any moment. Any use of the above-mentioned rights must cease immediately on receipt of written notice from MCI. 

The rights that are granted to you represent a licence and not a transfer of ownership. The above-mentioned rights relating to the consultation, downloading and printing of documents and information available on the Site do not apply to the design and layout of Site pages. These parts of the Site are protected by the laws on the presentation of articles of commerce and other laws; they cannot be copied or imitated, either in whole or in part.



You are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality of your account number and/or password, where applicable. You are responsible for all use made of your account, whether or not you have effectively or expressly authorized such use.



Unless otherwise expressly stipulated in a written agreement between yourself and MCI, or pursuant to applicable legislation, all the Materials and Services of the Site are provided on an "as is" basis with no express, statutory, or implied warranties relating to these materials, including but not limited to those concerning merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or non-infringement of any third-party rights regarding the materials. Without limiting the foregoing, MCI gives no warranty whatsoever that (I) the Services and Materials will meet your requirements, (II) the Services and Materials will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (III) the results that may be obtained from the use of the Services or Materials will be effective, accurate, or reliable, and (IV) the quality of any Services or Materials accessible through the Site will meet your expectations. Since certain countries and jurisdictions do not authorize the exclusion of implied warranties or the limitation in time of such warranties, the foregoing limitations may not apply in your case. Insofar as such limitations are authorized, the implied warranties are limited to a period of ninety (90) days.

This Site may contain technical or other errors, inaccuracies or misprints. MCI may make modifications to the Materials and Services of the Site, including modifications to tariffs and descriptions of all the products of the list, at any moment and without prior notice. The Materials and Services of the Site may not be up to date and MCI does not undertake in any way whatsoever to update these Materials or Services.

MCI cannot be held liable for errors or omissions in the information, documents, software, materials and/or Services mentioned on the Site or linked to the Site. References to other companies, their services and their products are presented “as is” with no warranty of any sort, either express or implied.

MCI and its suppliers can in no case accept liability to yourself or any third party in respect of any direct, indirect, consequential or special damages including but not limited to those resulting from loss of use, data or profit, even if MCI has been advised of the possibility of such damages, nor those resulting directly or indirectly from the use of the Site or any other site mentioned on or linked to the Site. Since certain countries and jurisdictions do not authorize the exclusion or limitation of liability for direct and indirect damages the foregoing limitations may not apply in your case.

Down-loading or other acquisition of all Materials via the Site is undertaken at your discretion and at your own risk, and you agree to accept sole liability for any damage to your information system and any loss of data caused by such downloading or acquisition of Materials. No oral or written information or advice is given by MCI or obtained on the Site shall create a warranty unless it is expressly so defined in the conditions of use.

This Site contains links to third-party web sites that are not controlled by MCI. MCI accepts no liability whatsoever for the other web sites to which you may have access from its own Site. When you access a web site other than that of MCI you do so at your own risk and MCI can accept no liability for the accuracy or reliability of the information, data, opinions, advice or statements provided on such other site, nor for the quality of products and services that are made available there. MCI provides these links solely for practical purposes, and the existence of such links in no way implies that MCI has or accepts liability for the content or use of these web sites. This Site is open to all countries of the world and may contain references to products, services and programmes of MCI that have not been launched in your country. These references do not necessarily signify that MCI has the intention of launching such products, services or programmes in your country.



Please note that with the exception of credit card numbers, MCI does not wish you to provide any confidential or proprietary information to its Site. All non-personal information sent to MCI is considered as NON-confidential. If you communicate non-personal information or documents to MCI you give unrestricted and irrevocable authorization to MCI to use, reproduce, display, process, modify, transmit and broadcast such information and material. You also authorize MCI to exploit the ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques communicated for any purpose whatsoever. However, we will not release your name and will not reveal that you have communicated such material or other information unless (a) you authorize us to do so, (b) we inform you that the material or other information communicated to a specific part of the Site will be published or used with your name, or (c) we are obliged to do so by law.



MCI shall have the right but not the obligation to monitor or edit (i) those parts of the Site in which users transmit or post messages, or simply communicate with one another, whether these be chat rooms, bulletin boards or other types of user forum, and (ii) the content of such exchanges. However, MCI shall in no way be held liable for the content of such communications, whether or not they are in violation of applicable law concerning copyright, libel, confidentiality, obscenity, or other laws. MCI also assumes no liability whatsoever concerning the abuse, loss, modification or non-availability of the material posted on the Site by users.

Apart from the Conditions of Use, the users of MCI forums – insofar as such forums exist – must accept the terms of a special agreement that is brought to their attention when they register to use the Site forums.

It is forbidden to post on or transmit via this Site any documents of an illegal, threatening, defamatory, obscene or pornographic nature or that are otherwise in violation of the law, including though not limited to the laws of copyright. Any breach of any one or several of these conditions will lead to termination of your authorization to access the Forums and Sites of MCI.



This Site (excluding the linked sites) is controlled by the offices of MCI. In accessing this Site, you and MCI accept that all questions concerning your access to the Site and its use shall be governed by the laws and statutes of France. The two parties accept that these Conditions of Use shall not be governed by the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and that this convention shall not be applicable. Any dispute resulting from or relating to the conditions of use shall be judged by a court of competent jurisdiction in France without prejudice to the right of MCI to take proceedings against you in a jurisdiction that would be competent in the absence of the above provision. MCI does not dispute the fact that the Materials of this Site are available in other places, and access to these Materials from other territories where such content is illegal is prohibited. Users who choose to access the Site from other places do so at their own discretion and they are responsible for remaining in conformity with local legislation.



In accordance with the provisions of Articles 6-III and 19 of Law No. 2004-575 of 21 June 2004 for the Confidence in the digital economy, known as LCEN, it is brought to the attention of users and visitors of the site this legal notice.

The site is published by: MCI

Address: 25 rue Anatole France, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France



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MCI France is a Simplified Joint Stock Company with a capital of €  520,000, registered office 25 rue Anatole France, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France. Its activities are conference organisation, event publicity and association management.


The Trade Marks, logos and service brands (“Trade Marks”) displayed on the Site are the property of MCI, MCI Group or third parties. The use of such Trade Marks without the prior written agreement of the owner is prohibited. MCI and the MCI logo are Registered Trade Marks of MCI Group.


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Registered under agreement number: IMO 75110095. Insurance: Allianz N° HA 0085041. The publisher is MCI, represented by its General Directors, Antoine ALEXANDRE and Arnaud CHOURAKI.


MCI is a Simplified Joint Stock Company with a capital of €  520,000, registered office 25 rue Anatole France, 92300 Levallois-Perret, France. Its activities are conference organisation, event publicity and association management.



Levallois-Perret, May 1, 2020




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