Placing an order through the conference website signifies that you enter into a distance selling agreement, which is governed by current European Laws. You need to fill in the relevant form requesting necessary data to enter into the sales agreement.
Ways of payment
There are two alternative methods of payment for registering on EC³ from our website:
- By credit or debit card: Payments are processed using the online payment service Stripe. Accepted cards include Visa, Mastercard, American Express.
- By direct bank transfer: Conference registration fees can be wire transferred to the EC3‘s bank account. Bank account details are provided when registering for this conference.
We take the importance of safety in electronic transactions very seriously. We have taken all necessary measures to ensure the payment services are delivered with the highest security. Stripe who is the intermediary providing the payment service complies with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Stripe has been audited by an independent PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and is certified as a PCI Level 1 Service Provider – this is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry.
Ensuring Data Transfer Security
To ensure data transfer security this site requires all connections to happen over https using TLS (SSL). All connections and communications to the Conference website, Conference Mangement Tool, and the payment processing service occur over secured layers. For payment processing, an EV SSL-256bit certificate is used to ensure security in communications.
From the beginning to the conclusion of your online session, all information and personal data are encrypted using 256-bit Transport Layer Security. Every time you make a payment with Stripe, all communication between your computer and Stripe systems is encrypted using a 256 bit EV key from DigiCert. This means that each time you send information to the system, your browser encrypts the data and then transmits the encrypted data to the system. The Stripe system first decrypts the data obtained using the same key (assigned as soon as the connection is initiated with the service) and processes it. The same encryption process is utilised by Stripe’s systems to transfer data back to your browser.
Stripe is a payment institution operating in full compliance with all European laws. The same basic principles that apply to traditional banking also apply to Stripe. All information supplied by the cardholder to Stripe is confidential. Regarding PCI-DSS certification, EC³ and Stripe have taken all necessary steps deemed necessary in the context of the services provided.
During your visit to the conference website and to be able to register for the conference, we may ask you to fill in your personal information (name, surname, email address, mailing address, credit card details, etc.). These data will be stored and processed per the General Data Protection Law (GPDR) that went into effect on May 25th, 2018. The sole purpose for the use of the data is to complete the order placed by our conference registrants and shall in no way disclose, publish or sell these data to any third parties, except in case a legal procedure regarding the withdrawal of confidentiality is initiated or according to other obligations arising from the national implementation of Directive 24/2006.
The conference website http://ec-3.org operates according to the EU legislation. Personal data stored are protected for as long as you are registered with the service offered by the EC3 council. All stored data will be deleted after termination of any manner of relationship.
EC³(European Council on Computing in Construction)
EC3 is a non-profit organisation established in Belgium with a primary purpose to advance professional knowledge and improve engineering practice in the built environment by fostering research, education and policy in current and emerging computing and information technologies.
For more information, please write:
European Council for Computing in Construction
EC3 is Registered as a non-profit organisation under the EU and Belgian bylaws (Organisation Number: 0694.676.287).