Terms and Conditions

Terms and conditions page


The following definitions are valid throughout the text of this document:

ACOPC: Colombian Purchasing Professionals' Association

THE SITE: ACOPC website (www.acopc.com.co), files attached to such website, ACOPC corporate blog, publications from Twitter®, publications on LinkedIn®, or Facebook® pages or any other similar website , associated and created by ACOPC.

THE USER: Any natural or legal person that enters THE SITE

AFFILIATE: Any USER who has successfully executed the ACOPC affiliation activity by any means, and has previously read, understood and accepted the terms and conditions of use.

WEBSITE ENTRY: The fact of accessing and reading any portion of THE SITE freely by each USER.

ACCESS: Permission to access and use any portion of THE SITE, freely or using any "use of username" (username) and password (password).

YOU: Refers to both USERS and AFFILIATES.

AFFILIATION: Membership or permission to use and access special segments of THE SITE, which are not available to all users, but only to AFFILIATES.

WE. It refers to ACOPC, the THE SITE editors, allies, sponsors, and their employees, shareholders, owners, officers, directors, agents, representatives, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion and compliance agencies.

THE TERMS are subject to change by ACOPC at any time; therefore, YOU should check them regularly to LEARN about any changes. ACOPC will publish a modified version of these TERMS each time they are modified. YOU understand and agree that the continued use of THE SITE after any changes published regarding the TERMS, means that YOU accept and confirm that the new terms apply to YOU.

THE SITE is a set of online services that ACOPC offers YOU ​​to share the information, documents, research and general content provided by any of its USERS and AFFILIATES. In order for a general USER to have access to sections of the SITE with classified special content, he/she must request an afiliation membership. Once obtained, after the unrestricted and complete acceptance of these TERMS, the USER is also an AFFILIATE. YOU may use THE SITE only with and for the legitimate purposes of the spirit of ACOPC and you are strictly prohibited from using THE SITE in violation of the rights of any other person, natural or legal.

YOU agree that these TERMS have the same strength and effect as a legal contract signed in writing. If YOU do not agree with these Terms, then you should not subscribe or use, or consult the information published or shared on THE SITE. Each time YOU enter, upload or download any content from THE SITE, you agree with the current TERMS.


To request and access membership as an AFFILIATE, YOU must provide true, complete and up-to-date registration information about YOU and agree to abide by these TERMS. You must be of legal age and be legally able to accept and respond for the obligations of the TERMS. THE SITE reserves the right to refute a service, an application or to terminate membership accounts for any user or AFFILIATE and change eligibility requirements at any time.


ACOPC offers some standard services of THE SITE without charge to USERS and AFFILIATES. ACOPC offers some other special services charged to AFFILIATES. However, some of ACOPC's partners and sponsors may offer other additional services that may be of interest for YOU to buy, through themselves or from third parties. Please note that ACOPC will not charge you any fees, but if YOU decide to purchase an additional service from these partners or sponsors, you must accept the purchase conditions that will be consulted and shared with YOU. At the time of signing any service YOU will be subject to such commercial terms. ACOPC will not be part of these additional negotiations between YOU and the above mentioned allies or sponsors or assume any additional responsibility to those expressed in these TERMS.


The knowledge and content offered by or through THE SITE are protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and treaties that cover them, whether or not they are informed or documented by AFFILIATES at the time of sharing them on THE SITE. They may include content owned or controlled by THE SITE as well as by third parties and end users that have been granted to THE SITE. ACOPC and the respective owners of the content on THE SITE reserve all rights that have not been specifically granted to YOU. YOU agree that you may not reverse, decompile, or disassemble the appearance of THE SITE. YOU may not modify, adapt, or create derivative works of THE SITE, or withdraw notices from owners, or help anyone else to do any of the things prohibited in this paragraph or in these TERMS.


The documents, texts, good practices, knowledge, publications sent by affiliates, research materials and other content offered on THE SITE, are provided "as is" by others and are made available only for study, research, reference and information. YOU understand and agree that THE SITE may have content licensed to THE SITE by third party providers or by end users of THE SITE. WE are not responsible for the content or materials provided by other USERS or AFFILIATES and by advertisers, allies or sponsors. WE are not responsible for Internet content including any site or content linked from THE SITE. We do not have the duty to supervise, review or censor the published content, although we can do it at our will and without being responsible for it. WE do not promote, or motivate, or encourage, or allow, forgive, or encourage, or knowingly participate in plagiarism or any other act of academic fraud or dishonesty. ACOPC reserves the right to remove the content of THE SITE for any reason, without being liable for any harm or damage when removing such material.


ACOPC allows the use and access to THE SITE only under the condition that YOU have a valid and active membership. WE will grant this membership for exclusive use to a user or affiliate membership, which is for personal use and should not be used for any commercial purpose or by any commercial entity other than US. The commercial use of THE SITE or any material thereof, is strictly prohibited unless authorized by US. You are NOT allowed to transfer, modify, alter, resell, distribute, issue licenses or sub-licenses, or display or disclose any material or content published by THE SITE.

In the case that in our sole judgment and criteria and under our sole and absolute power, we think that these TERMS have been violated, WE may at any time and without any notice, cancel the membership and cancel the user or affiliate account. In this case, YOU are obliged to immediately destroy any information or material printed, downloaded or copied irregularly from THE SITE.


Access to part of THE SITE could be through a combination of username and password (registration). For those cases, only one AFFILIATE is allowed for each of the issued membership accounts (username and password), that is, it is not allowed that two or more people share the same access account to THE SITE as this information must stay confidential For this reason, YOU are responsible for all activities carried out under your registration credentials, and YOU accept the responsibility to notify us immediately in case of any security breach, theft or loss of your access information, YOU being responsible for any use not authorized by THE SITE until we are notified about the security breach by email or any other written means. Unauthorized access to THE SITE is a violation of this agreement and these TERMS.


The following conditions are mandatory for USERS AND AFFILIATES, and are an essential part of compliance with these TERMS:

Comply with these TERMS and with the local and national laws of the countries from which YOU enter THE SITE, especially all applicable laws regarding online conduct, and regarding the transmission and use of technical data electronically and online in all countries from where you access the SITE.

Maintain at your own cost the Internet access service that YOU will have to use to enter THE SITE, as well as the equipment and programs necessary for this access or for the legal and permitted administration of the content.

Use THE SITE and its content within these TERMS.

Correctly quote and attribute any information YOU may use from the SITE.

It is strictly forbidden for YOU to use THE SITE or its content, under any type of conduct that can be characterized in any of the following ways:

Conduct and / or information that: constitutes plagiarism, fraud, lack of honesty, or use of any content without authorization; that is false, fraudulent or erroneous (including any negligent forgery); that is violating or infringing on the rights of others, including, without restriction of, patent, trademark, manufacturing secret, copyright, publicity or other property right; constitutes an offer to sell any content or products; is illegal, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, deceptive, obscene, pornographic, or that invades the privacy of the other, torturing, or that contains explicit or graphic descriptions of sexual acts; victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or a group of individuals of any type of religion, creed, sexual orientation , race, ethnic identity, age, or disability; Imitates, replaces or impersonates any person, business or entity, including US; Managed in any way that contains viruses, Trojans, worms, jobs, bombs or any other computer code, files or programs that interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or otherwise allow unauthorized use from the computer network; Offer, promote incentive any unlawful activity, or conduct or criminal offense, or that gives rise to civil liability; Violate any of the TERMS of this document, interfere with the use of THE SITE by others; Perform any practice of illegal or irregular ways of obtaining content, such as "obtaining screens", "obtaining databases", obtaining user lists, or any other information of any other type; Use THE SITE in any direct or indirect way to transmit Spam or other data not requested, or use the information of our users to facilitate or make such data sending. IMPORTANT NOTE: In case of any evidence of these actions, WE will cancel your membership and access to THE SITE, and we can also resort to the necessary legal actions, if YOU or anyone, under your name and password, violates these rules.


WE do not claim ownership of any content that YOU send to, or share on THE SITE. If YOU share or send content, including (but not limited to) writings of your own research or authorship to other USERS or AFFILIATES, YOU understand and agree that other users or affiliates will have access to this content. By submitting, or in some way offering the content to be published, YOU expressly grant us a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, tax-free and completely free license (with the right to sub-license and publish such content for others), including but without limiting ourselves to our right or any third party designated by us to: use, copy, distribute, extract, quote, modify, edit, display, publish, create derivative works, host, index, store, encode, modify and adapt, (including the right to adapt it to flows, downloads, transmissions, mobile, digital, thumbnails, scanning or other current or future technology), in any form of means known or developed in the future. We reserve the right, but we have no obligation to edit your sent information. We may use any comments, suggestions, complaints or any other feedback provided to us in connection with THE SITE in any way and without compensation, attribution and without any restrictions. YOU can only send documents of which you are the author, or that you have all the rights to agree with us under this agreement. By sending content or information, knowledge or documents to THE SITE, YOU guarantee that:

Each content submitted to be shared is an original work of its authorship or YOU have the power and authority to commit to this agreement, guaranteeing us the rights to use the content you provide and authorizing us to place each content on THE SITE; or YOU have not granted exclusive rights to your content to anyone else; or the content YOU share does not infringe any copyright or violate any copyright or owner, nor does it contain defamatory material or invade the privacy of any person; or the content YOU share in any way has been sold, mortgaged or otherwise disposed of and is free of liens and claims, or is based on facts that YOU have investigated and verified; Or the content is not plagiarized work. In any case, YOU assume full legal responsibility for the origin and use of the material you send or share, expressly exempting us from any legal action, by approving and subjecting these TERMS.


THE SITE may contain advertising information of allies, sponsors or any other third party, and such advertising content may appear anywhere on THE SITE. By using THE SITE, YOU consent and accept the placement of such advertising on THE SITE. It is not allowed to insert or publish advertising of AFFILIATES, or of third parties, brands or any other promotional content in any content of THE SITE, without the express and written permission of US.


We provide THE SITE "as is", "with all defects", "and as available". We do not guarantee the accuracy of THE SITE. We do not give any express, indirect or limited warranty for any type of conditions. We deny any implied warranty of any kind, including accuracy, intent for any purpose, expectation of use or benefit, personal or professional effort. We do not offer, say, publish, guarantee or promise that THE SITE and its content will meet your expectations, requirements or needs. YOU understand and accept that you use THE SITE and its content as presented, and completely at your own risk.


In the event of any problem with the use of THE SITE or with US, YOU understand and accept that your only option and action to follow is to interrupt the use of the service of THE SITE. WE (ACOPC, the editors of THE SITE, allies, sponsors, their employees, shareholders or owners), are not and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, secondary, collateral, consequential or exemplary damages or losses arising from the use of THE SITE or the content published therein, or the impossibility of use or access to THE SITE, or the confidence about the use of the SITE or the published content, even if WE knew or should have known about the possibility of such alleged damages and damages.

By the use, or by the impossibility of the use of THE SITE, YOU understand and accept to free and keep us harmless, from any third party or source of information or data of some or all of the losses, damages, rights, claims, and actions of any kind that come from or are related to the use, inability to use or misuse of THE SITE.


YOU understand and agree that WE communicate with our users electronically and, therefore, we can send you the notices and terms electronically, either by email to the address you provided to us, or by a notice on the appropriate page. By using THE SITE or registering with us, YOU warrant that YOU have the necessary equipment, software and Internet access to read, review, print and store any term or note we provide. The affirmative act of (i) accessing and using THE SITE and / or (ii) registering with us and / or (iii) providing a sent information constitutes your electronic signature to this Agreement. YOU acknowledge that you cannot deny the legal and mandatory effects of these terms, because they are formed electronically.


These terms constitute the entire and unique agreement between YOU and US regarding your use of THE SITE. We may assign this contract, in whole or in part, at any time, with or without prior notice. YOU may not assign, endorse, subcontract or transfer this contract, or any part thereof, to a third party. If any term of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining terms will remain valid and enforceable. If a court finds that any term of this agreement is invalid or unenforceable, but that by limitation thereof, it would be valid or enforceable, then such term, as deemed, will be written, interpreted, and applied.


We promise to comply with the Copyright Rights and laws related to such effects in Colombia. Our policy is to respond to any notification that alleges a copyright infringement, within the procedure defined in this same SITE. Our policy is to: (1) delete material that we know for sure, constitutes a copyright infringement and has been illegally copied and sent by any of our advertisers, affiliates, suppliers, members or users; and (2) eliminate and cancel access to those who repeat the events. If YOU believe that your work has been plagiarized and is accessible on the SITE in the context of constituting a violation of your copyright, notify us, simply by sending a copy of the copyright registration document to our agent and the relevant information proving the infringement, with the following Information: The electronic or physical signature of the copyright owner or the person authorized to act under the name of the owner. Scanned copy of the UNEDITED LITERARY WORK REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, issued by the Registry Office of the National Directorate of Rights of Author (Special Administrative Unit of the Ministry of Interior - Colombia), where the Book number, Volume, Item and date of the Registry are clearly indicated. If the data of the applicant of this registry does not match the data of the claimant, a scanned copy of the power granted to licensed lawyer, with professional registration number must also be attached. A description of the work registered as literary property that YOU claim to have been infringed and description of the infringement activity. The identification of the location where the original is located or an authorized copy of the work registered as a literary property, for example the URL of the website where it is located or the name of the book in which it has been published. identification of the URL or other specific location on this Site where the material on which YOU claim is located; YOU must include enough information to allow us to locate the material. Your name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address so that we can contact YOU. YOU declare that you have a good faith belief, that the owner, your agent, or the law of a copyright, does not authorize the disputed employment. A statement made by YOU, sworn in, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that YOU are the owner of a copyright or have the authorization to act under the name of the owner of a copyright. Our agent for claims of copyright infringement on this SITE can be located at: info.acopc@gmail.com, or through the option CONTACT US of our website. If you believe that the owner of an account or a subscriber is a repeated offender in relation to copyright infringement, please follow the instructions detailed above, to contact our claims agent as detailed above and provide US with enough information for us to verify that the account holder or subscriber is in effect a repeated offender.


For any dispute YOU have with US, you must first give us the opportunity to resolve your complaint by sending a written description of your complaint, to the address specified above. We both agree that your claim will be reviewed in good faith. If we cannot resolve your claim within 60 days after receiving the description of it, YOU could take your claim to arbitration, in the terms established for this purpose by the Chamber of Commerce of Bogotá (Colombia).

Class of renunciation of the action: We both agree that any procedure, whether in arbitration or in a court, will be conducted only on an individual basis and not in class or representative action or as a member in a class, consolidated or in representative action.

WAIVER OF JUDGMENT: If a claim proceeds in court instead of arbitration, we both waive a trial.


In order to provide YOU with general access to information and inform you about our products, services, alliances and contents efficiently, and comply with Colombian Statutory Law 1581 of 2012, and Decree 1074 of 2015 on personal data protection and the Decrees that regulate it, WE will continue with the processing of the personal data that you voluntarily provided at the time of your registration and, in this way, provide you with the information of your interest. The personal data of your registry will be used exclusively for the purpose indicated above. According to our privacy policies, the mechanisms through which we make use of these are confidential, and we will do our best to find that they are stored in such a way that prevent unwanted access by third parties. We remind you that YOU have the possibility to access your personal data at any time, and if you do not agree with the treatment we make of these for the purpose described above, you have the option to expressly request their correction, update or deletion, in the terms established by the Law in the terms of this document of terms and conditions, directing a written communication through the option CONTACT US of this same website. In case of not receiving your written communication in this regard, within the term defined by the Regulatory Decrees of the Law, we will interpret your silence as an authorization to continue with the treatment of these, solely and exclusively for the purpose described in these terms and conditions.