FAIRGUIDE FINALLY CAUGHT OUT! CAMPAIGN SUCCESS
Over the last two years ACID has spearheaded a campaign together with other organisations to raise awareness about the business practices of FairGuide and warn all exhibitors about signing an agreement to participate in what purports to the a global directory of exhibitions and exhibitors giving the false impression that this was endorsed by a particular exhibition organiser/trade fair at which the recipient had taken part. In a recent communication from the Austrian Trade organisation they reported that at a hearing in proceedings for an injunction on 13 February 2007, Construct Data Verlag AG has undertaken to cease sending communications and from insisting on any payment claims within the EU, EEA and Switzerland where any signatory has been misled and signed a FairGuide agreement in error. Unfortunately Construct Data is not obliged to cancel the contracts formally, but has to stop insisting on paying”.
Please find attached a suggested template letter to be sent out immediately if Construct Data Verlag or any collection agencies make demands for payment on those who may have inadvertently signed an agreement with FairGuide thinking that this was a free entry or a free update of an existing entry.