Please read this carefully. These are the terms and conditions on which you may use the petrolworld.com website and the online content/services available on it ("PetrolWorld Content"). These terms apply to your use of petrolworld.com and all PetrolWorld Content both irrespective of the delivery platform you use - e.g. desktop PC, laptop, mobile device, PDA or otherwise - and irrespective of how the PetrolWorld Content is delivered to you - e.g. via web browser, WAP browser, email, SMS or otherwise. By accessing petrolworld.com you are agreeing to the terms and conditions below. If you use petrolworld.com in the course of your business, you are also agreeing to these terms and conditions on behalf of that business and should also read the paragraph in Section 2 regarding At Work Use.
1. Access and Use
3. Technical Requirements and Site Security
4. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
5. Third Party Sites and Services
6. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
8. Paid for Services
9. Corporate Information
10. Changes to Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions were last updated on 25July 2005 and replace all previous terms and conditions for petrolworld.com.
PetrolWorld may change, alter or withdraw any part of petrolworld.com at any time (with or without notice to you) and may also change the terms and conditions. PetrolWorld will publish details of any changes to the terms and conditions in Section 13 below. You should regularly check Section 13 of these terms and conditions to see if any changes have been made - by using petrolworld.com after we have posted the changes, you are agreeing to be bound by them. If you do not agree to the changes you should cease using petrolworld.com and you may cancel your subscription to any Paid For Services in accordance with your rights set out in Section 9.
References in these terms and conditions to "PetrolWorld" (or "we", "us" or "our") refer to the company operating petrolworld.com, see the Corporate Information section below for more details.
From time to time PetrolWorld will run, promotions and surveys on petrolworld.com. These are subject to additional terms and conditions that will be made available at the time they are run.
1. Access and Use
Petrolworld.com is split into three sections. Areas that are: (1) accessible to all; (2) accessible to registered users; and (3) accessible to paying subscribers.
Permitted Use: All PetrolWorld Content belongs to PetrolWorld or its licensors. PetrolWorld or its licensors own all intellectual property rights (including copyright and database rights) in the PetrolWorld Content and any selection or arrangement of the PetrolWorld Content. You may for your personal, non-commercial use:
- retrieve and display PetrolWorld Content on any compatible device;
- print a single copy of individual articles on paper (but not photocopy them); and
- store such articles in electronic form on disk or on a mobile device (but not on any server or other storage device connected to a network).
You may also on an occasional and infrequent basis email headlines appearing on PetrolWorld.com (but not full text articles) to a maximum of ten individuals using our 'Email this' service, provided that you shall not use this function for the purpose of either creating a "paid for" service or regular information dissemination within an organization: if you would like to use petrolworld.com headlines in this way please refer to the "At Work Use" paragraph below.
Restrictions on Use: You may not use petrolworld.com for any unlawful purpose. Except as expressly set out above, you may not copy, reproduce, publish, broadcast, transmit, modify, adapt, create derivative works of, store, archive, publicly display or in any way commercially exploit any of the PetrolWorld Content. Without limitation, you may not do any of the following without prior written permission from PetrolWorld (and neither may you allow a third party to do any of the same):
- redistribute any of the PetrolWorld Content, including our headlines (including by using it as part of any syndication, content aggregation, news aggregation, library, archive or similar service); or
- remove the copyright or trade mark notice from any copies of PetrolWorld Content made under these terms and conditions; or
- create a database in electronic or structured manual form by systematically and/or regularly downloading/printing and storing all or any of the PetrolWorld Content; or
- deep link to, frame, spider, harvest or scrape the PetrolWorld Content or otherwise access the PetrolWorld Content for similar purposes; or
- use any machine, electronic, web based or similar device to read or extract the PetrolWorld Content by automated or machine based means.
You acknowledge that "PW" and "PetrolWorld" are registered trade marks and that you may not use them without written permission from PetrolWorld.
Linking: If you would like to link to Petrolworld.com, please read and comply with the following guidelines and all applicable laws. A site or service that links to petrolworld.com:
- may display an PetrolWorld logo but must not otherwise use any PetrolWorld trade marks without permission from PetrolWorld;
- may not remove, distort or otherwise alter the size or appearance of the logo;
- may link only to the homepage of petrolworld.com unless PetrolWorld has otherwise given prior written permission;
- must not in any way imply that PetrolWorld is endorsing it or its products or services;
- must not misrepresent its relationship with PetrolWorld or present false information about PetrolWorld;
- must not be a site or service that infringes any intellectual property or other right of any person or that otherwise does not comply with all relevant laws and regulations;
- must not be a site or service that contains content that could be construed as distasteful or offensive.
PetrolWorld expressly reserves the right to require that any link in breach of these terms and conditions be removed and to take whatever other action it deems appropriate.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IN ADDITION AND WITHOUT PREJUDICE TO OUR RIGHTS AT LAW TO RESTRICT THE TYPES OF USE REFERRED TO ABOVE, THESE RESTRICTIONS ARE ALSO CONTRACTUAL IN NATURE AND BIND ALL USERS OF PETROLWORLD.COM.
On registration, you must provide PetrolWorld with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to update and maintain changes to that information on the applicable petrolworld.com registration pages. This is particularly important if you subscribe to receive any Paid For Services. PetrolWorld is entitled to rely on any information you provide to us.
Each registration is for a single user only. On registration, you will choose a user name and password ("ID"). PetrolWorld does not permit any other person sharing your ID or access through a single ID being made available to multiple users on a network. PetrolWorld may cancel or suspend your access to petrolworld.com if you do this without further obligation to you.
If you provide PetrolWorld with an email address that will result in any messages PetrolWorld may send you being sent to you via a network or device operated or owned by a third party (e.g. your employer or college) then you warrant that you are entitled to receive those messages. You also agree that PetrolWorld may refrain from sending messages to you without notifying you, even if you have subscribed to receive them, if we receive a request from a third party to stop sending messages to you.
If you subscribe to petrolworld.com Subscription Services (see Section 9 below) then you may choose to use petrolworld.com's "Remember me" log in feature that enables you to be logged in automatically to petrolworld.com whenever you visit without having to manually log in each time. However, we recommend that you do not enable this feature on any computer that is or may be used by anyone other than you in order to prevent unauthorized access by third parties to both your subscription details and features of petrolworld.com personal to you (e.g. your Personal Office email account).
3. Technical Requirements and Site Security
Any payment information you send to us over the Internet is encrypted using 128 bit Secure Socket Layer technology. SSL is currently the preferred method to securely transfer credit card data over the Internet.
4. Warranties and Limitation of Liability
The PetrolWorld Content is only for your general information and use and is not intended to address your particular requirements. In particular, the PetrolWorld Content does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by PetrolWorld and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment or other decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any agreements, transactions or other arrangements made between you and any third party named on (or linked to from) petrolworld.com are at your sole risk and responsibility. Any information that you receive via petrolworld.com whether or not it is classified as "real time", may have ceased to be current by the time it reaches you and share price information may be rounded up/down and therefore not entirely accurate. PetrolWorld is not responsible for any use of the PetrolWorld Content by you outside its scope as stated in these terms and conditions.
What we can guarantee: PETROLWORLD SHALL DEVELOP AND OPERATE PETROLWORLD.COM WITH REASONABLE SKILL AND CARE AND HAS REASONABLE SECURITY PROCEDURES IN PLACE.
What we cannot guarantee: EXCEPT AS SET OUT IN THE PARAGRAPH ABOVE, PETROLWORLD DOES NOT GIVE ANY WARRANTIES IN RESPECT OF PETROLWORLD.COM. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, PETROLWORLD HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, CONDITIONS OR DUTIES OF EVERY NATURE WHATSOEVER (EXCEPT ANY DUTIES OF GOOD FAITH), INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ANY EXPRESS OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES, AND ANY WARRANTIES OR DUTIES REGARDING ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, PERFORMANCE, AVAILABILITY, LACK OF NEGLIGENCE OR OF WORKMANLIKE EFFORT. NEITHER DO WE PROVIDE ANY WARRANTY THAT PETROLWORLD.COM IS FREE FROM INFECTION BY VIRUSES OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT HAS CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES.
OUR LIABILITY EXCLUSION
TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU AGREE THAT PETROLWORLD WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY LOSSES WHICH RELATE TO YOUR BUSINESS OR INVESTMENT CHOICES OR WHICH ARE NOT A DIRECT CONSEQUENCE OF YOUR USE OF PETROLWORLD.COM (INCLUDING LOST PROFITS OR LOSS OF PRIVACY OR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO DATA) OR WHICH ARISE AS A RESULT OF YOU USING PETROLWORLD.COM OUTSIDE THE SCOPE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
IN ADDITION TO BUT SEPARATE FROM THE ABOVE SPECIFIC EXCLUSION AND TO THE FULL EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU ALSO AGREE THAT FT WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY OTHER INDIRECT, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER THAT ARISE OUT OF OR ARE RELATED TO YOUR USE OF PETROLWORLD.COM.
PETROLWORLD SHALL USE REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS TO PROMPTLY REMEDY ANY FAULTS IN PETROLWORLD.COM OF WHICH IT IS AWARE.
YOU AGREE THAT YOUR ONLY OTHER REMEDY (INCLUDING FOR NEGLIGENCE) FOR ANY DAMAGES THAT YOU INCUR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF PETROLWORLD.COM (TO THE EXTENT THAT PETROLWORLD'S LIABILITY IS NOT EXCLUDED BY THIS SECTION 5) IS AS FOLLOWS:
- IF YOU HAVE SUBSCRIBED TO RECEIVE ANY PAID FOR SERVICES, YOUR REMEDY IS LIMITED TO THE DIRECT DAMAGES YOU ACTUALLY INCUR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF PETROLWORLD.COM. THIS IS SUBJECT TO A LIMIT EQUAL TO THE ANNUAL FEE PAID BY YOU TO PETROLWORLD PURSUANT TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS DURING THE YEAR IN WHICH THE DAMAGE IS INCURRED. YOU MAY AT YOUR OPTION RECEIVE PAID FOR SERVICES TO THE EQUIVALENT VALUE OF THIS LIMIT IN PLACE OF MONETARY DAMAGES.
- IF YOU HAVE NOT SUBSCRIBED TO RECEIVE ANY PAID FOR SERVICES, THEN TO THE EXTENT WE CANNOT REMEDY THE RELEVANT FAULT IN PETROLWORLD.COM, YOUR REMEDY IS LIMITED TO RECEIVING PAID FOR SERVICES AT NO COST UP TO THE VALUE OF THE DIRECT DAMAGES YOU ACTUALLY INCUR ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF PETROLWORLD.COM. THIS IS SUBJECT TO A LIMIT EQUAL TO THE VALUE OF THE HIGHEST THEN APPLICABLE ANNUAL PETROLWORLD.COM SUBSCRIPTION FEE. YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE MONETARY DAMAGES.
- IF A COURT OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION DETERMINES THAT EITHER OF THE ABOVE LIMITS ON OUR LIABILITY ARE UNENFORCEABLE, THEN YOU AGREE THAT IN ANY EVENT OUR TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU SHALL NOT EXCEED DAMAGES GREATER THAN THE VALUE OF THE HIGHEST THEN APPLICABLE ANNUAL PETROLWORLD.COM SUBSCRIPTION FEE.
The above disclaimers and restrictions on liability apply equally to your use of petrolworld.com and all PetrolWorld Content.
Without limiting the above, PetrolWorld is not liable for matters beyond its reasonable control. PetrolWorld does not control telephones, third party communications networks (including your Internet Service Provider) or the Internet or the acts of third parties.
Notwithstanding anything else contained in the provisions of this Section 4, PetrolWorld's liability will not be limited in the case of death or personal injury directly caused by PetrolWorld's negligence.
5. Third Party Sites and Services
Copyright in any software that is made available for download from PetrolWorld.com belongs to PetrolWorld or its suppliers. Your use of the software is governed by the terms of any licence agreement that may accompany or be included with the software. PetrolWorld is not responsible for any technical or other issues that may arise if you download third party software. Do not install or use any software unless you agree to such licence agreement.
Petrolworld.com contains advertising and sponsorship. Advertisers and sponsors are responsible for ensuring that material submitted for inclusion on petrolworld.com complies with international and national law. PetrolWorld will not be responsible for any error or inaccuracy in advertising or sponsorship material.
6. Choice of Law and Jurisdiction
These terms and conditions shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with Irish & European law.
To the extent possible in the applicable jurisdiction, the parties irrevocably agree that the courts of Ireland (EU) shall (subject to the paragraph below) have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of, under, or in connection with these terms and conditions, and for those purposes irrevocably submit all disputes to the jurisdiction of the Irish courts(European Union).
For the exclusive benefit of PetrolWorld and to the extent possible in the applicable jurisdiction, PetrolWorld shall retain the right to bring proceedings as to the substance of the matter in the courts of the country of your residence or, where these terms and conditions are entered into in the course of your trade or profession, the country of the place of business in which you agreed to these terms and conditions or (if different) the country of your principal place of business.
You may not assign, sub-license or otherwise transfer any of your rights under these terms and conditions.
If any provision of these terms and conditions is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision will not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms and conditions, which shall remain in full force and effect.
Failure by either party to exercise any right or remedy under these terms and conditions does not constitute a waiver of that right or remedy. Headings in these terms and conditions are for convenience only and will have no legal meaning or effect.
8. Paid For Services
PetrolWorld operates the following "PAID FOR" services: petrolworld.com Subscription Services, PetrolWorld Sponsorship and banner Advertising services. By subscribing to receive any of these Paid For Services, as well as the above terms and conditions, you are also agreeing to the terms in this Section 8. PetrolWorld reserves the right to vary the Paid For Services and does not guarantee that a Paid For Service will remain paid for or that a free-of-charge service will remain free-of-charge.
You agree to pay any subscription fees at the rates in effect when the charges are incurred. If you already receive any Paid For Services through any corporate or business arrangement made with us, any payment terms below will not apply to you.
You must provide us with complete and accurate payment information. You can pay by either credit or debit card. By submitting credit or debit card payment details to PetrolWorld you warrant that you are entitled to purchase the Paid For Services using those payment details. In the case of unauthorised payments PetrolWorld reserves the right to suspend or terminate your access to the Paid For Services. If we do not receive payment authorisation or any authorisation is subsequently cancelled, we may immediately terminate or suspend your access to any Paid For Services.
PetrolWorld will try to process your subscription promptly but does not guarantee that the Paid For Services will be available to you by any specified time. A contract with you for receipt of the Paid For Services will come into effect when PetrolWorld sends you an email confirming your subscription.
There is no specific time limit applying to your use of the Paid For Services on these terms and conditions. However, PetrolWorld reserves the right to suspend or terminate your subscription to the Paid For Services if you breach these terms and conditions, with or without notice and without further obligation to you.
PetrolWorld will charge you in €EUROS, depending on the service and your country of residence. You may also have to pay any applicable local taxes.
(b) Petrolworld.com Subscription Services (from 1st January 2008)
Access and Use: Certain areas of petrolworld.com are only accessible to users who pay to subscribe to petrolworld.com. Once you have completed the subscription process and your card has been authorised for payment, you will be given appropriate access to petrolworld.com.
Pricing: The subscription price is set out on the promotional pages which contain our subscription process. You can take out an annual subscription. PetrolWorld will notify you in advance of any price increases. If we give you a free trial, you will only be charged for your petrolworld.com Subscription with effect from the expiry of that free trial period. Eligibility for any discounts is ascertained at the time you subscribe and cannot be changed during the term of your subscription. Your Internet Service Provider and/or telephone operator may also charge you for time spent accessing petrolworld.com in the same way you pay for telephone calls.
Pricing: You do not receive a free trial period for Subscriptions unless agreed in writing by PetrolWorld. With the exception of any cancellation rights you have, PetrolWorld does not provide refunds for annual subscriptions once started. Subscriptions imply an annnual period of 12 months from receipt of payment. Eligibility for any discounts is ascertained at the time you subscribe and cannot be changed during the term of your subscription.
9. PetrolWorld Information
Petrolworld.com is operated by PW Consult & CstoreWorld whose corporate details are as follows: registered office address is 38 Brook Meadow, Avoca, Co Wicklow, Republic of Ireland; Business number is 269964 (1963 Act). PW Consult is umbrella for a number of domains and business segments such as events, consultancy and market research. PW Consult has an office in Warsaw (details on request). From 2015, PW Events will be based in Kuala Lumpur.
10. Changes to Terms and Conditions
These terms and conditions were published on 25th July 2005. Some modifications were made on 11th September 2007 and on 16th June 2014.
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