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Caution on Third Party Promotional Offers from Fair Guide/Expo-Guide

 

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has learnt that exhibitors have been receiving invitations from FAIR GUIDE (owned by CONSTRUCT DATA) for listings in its guide at the exhibitors' expense. It has recently come to HKTDC’s attention that another company under the name EXPO-GUIDE (owned by Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV) has sent similar invitations to exhibitors inviting them to update or correct their data with its fair directory for free listing. The HKTDC would like to stress that neither the FAIR GUIDE (owned by CONSTRUCT DATA) nor the EXPO-GUIDE (owned by Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV) has any connection with the HKTDC or any of our fairs. You should exercise due diligence and care when being approached for such invitations so as to avoid possible unwarranted and/or unnecessary financial commitments. In order to protect your own interests, you are urged to read the contracts (including the small print) and attachments carefully before signing any such documents.

 

It should be noted that the contents and wording of EXPO-GUIDE’s and FAIR GUIDE’s letter and Order Form are virtually identical. It is possible that EXPO-GUIDE and CONSTRUCT DATA are related companies or are in some way connected. As the practice of CONSTRUCT DATA has been considered as unconscionable and misleading by the Austrian Protective Association against Unfair Competition, you are urged not to sign any materials that you receive from CONSTRUCT DATA, EXPO-GUIDE and/or Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV. If you have mistakenly entered into contract with CONSTRUCT DATA and/or EXPO-GUIDE, you should notify CONSTRUCT DATA and/or EXPO-GUIDE in writing accordingly and inform them that you dispute the validity of the contract on the basis of mistake and/or misrepresentation. In any event, you are strongly advised to seek independent legal advice before signing any documents issued by or sending any money to CONSTRUCT DATA, EXPO-GUIDE and/or Commercial Online Manuals S de RL de CV.