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Disclaimer, Privacy & Security Statement

Terms & Conditions of Use for the Oil and Gas International website and Oil and Gas International e-Newsletter

Please carefully read these terms and conditions of use, including our Disclaimer, Privacy Policy, and Security Statement before using this website or newsletter. By accessing or using the website and/or newsletter, you agree to be legally bound by these terms and conditions. If you disagree with any of the following terms or conditions, please do not use this site or its newsletter. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not authorized to access or download the site or any of its content and you are not authorized to access or use the site's newsletter. These terms and conditions supplement any written agreements, addendums, or agreements between you and Oil and Gas International.

Oil and Gas International owns and operates this website, which allows the subscriber to access Oil and Gas International's intellectual property as contained in the website and newsletter. Oil and Gas international is a trade name and is used to refer to the legal entity Oil and Gas International and its products the Oil and Gas International website and the Oil and Gas International newsletter. Oil and Gas International is headquartered In Houston, Texas USA and maintains the site primarily through servers at several sites in the United States.

You may become an authorized user (referred to as "you" or "subscriber") to Oil and Gas International and its newsletter by: (1) completing the registration process and (2) agreeing to all of the terms and conditions of use set forth herein ("Agreement"). You must use your full legal name (and the full legal name of your company) when registering and subscribing. You must also give your title and address of your company. Oil and Gas International will assign a separate identification ("ID") and password for each authorized user within a company. You agree not to share the ID and password assigned to you and to inform Oil and Gas International if you learn of an unauthorized user of your ID and password.

Section 1. Rights of Use
  • (a) The content of Oil and Gas International website and newsletter is provided for information purposes only and is not intended for trading purposes. Oil and Gas International shall not be liable for any errors or delay in the content, or for any action taken in reliance thereon. The content of Oil and Gas International, including articles, maps, graphics, and website and newsletter information and elements, is the intellectual property of Oil and Gas International. Republication or redistribution of any content in the Oil and Gas International website and newsletter, whether by caching, framing, or any similar means, is completely prohibited without advance consent in writing from Oil and Gas International. It may not be copied, reproduced, modified, rewritten, or republished in any form, written or electronic, without written permission from Oil and Gas International. All such content is the confidential, proprietary and/or trade secret property of Oil and Gas International (or of a third party from whom Oil and Gas International has obtained publication rights) and are protected by applicable copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret laws or other intellectual property rights. Under this Agreement, the subscriber receives a nonexclusive, nontransferable right to use but not to own the content of the Oil and Gas International website and newsletter according to the following terms. The subscriber further agrees not reproduce, license, sell, reveal, disseminate or make the content of Oil and Gas International website or newsletter accessible in whole or in part, in any manner whatsoever, to others. IT SHALL BE A VIOLATION OF THIS AGREEMENT AND GROUNDS FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION IF SUBSCRIBER RETRANSMITS, RESENDS, OR OTHERWISE MAKES THE Oil and Gas International WEBSITE OR NEWSLETTER ELECTRONICALLY OR OTHERWISE AVAILABLE TO THIRD PARTIES. The Subscriber may use Oil and Gas International website and newsletter content personally and for internal business purposes but may not retransmit, license, sell, distribution, or allow it to be used by third parties. The Subscriber may, however, create and disseminate to third parties content from Oil and Gas International website and/or newsletter when permission is obtained and the form created and disseminated contains a credit to Oil and Gas International in the following manner: "Courtesy: Oil and Gas International".

  • (b) Neither this Agreement nor the subscription to Oil and Gas International may be transferred, assigned or delivered, directly, indirectly, by operation of law or otherwise (e.g., by merger, acquisition, dissolution), to any other person or entity without the prior written consent of Oil and Gas International. Any such attempted transfer or assignment shall be null and void and of no effect.

  • (c) Unless otherwise stated, this Agreement covers service to the Subscriber at the place of business in the registration statement.
Section 2. Payment
The Subscriber is responsible for the subscription fee incurred in connection with the use of the Oil and Gas International website and newsletter, all applicable taxes, telephone, hardware, and connection charges. All charges are payable in full net annually upon registration and upon receipt of renewal notices on the date of the notice. If the subscription is cancelled within tten (10) days of the date of registration, a full refund less a $15 bank service fee will be credited to the Subscriber. If for any reason the Subscriber cancels or causes to end the subscription to Oil and Gas international after the ten day grace period, the Subscriber will not receive credit or refund in any form for any unused usage upon termination of this Agreement. Further, the Subscriber agrees that Oil and Gas International may revise fees on an annual basis.

Section 3. Termination
Termination of your rights to use the Oil and Gas International website and/or newsletter shall be governed by the specific terms of this Agreement. Unless otherwise specified, you may terminate your account or this Agreement at any time by giving written notice to Oil and Gas International. Termination will be effective on the day Oil and Gas International receives notice of termination. Termination does not relieve you of the financial obligations under this Agreement and you remain obligated for payment as described in Section 2 above. Oil and Gas International reserves the right to terminate or suspend any Subscriber's account or restrict a Subscriber's access to the Site at any time with or without cause. In the event of termination, you will remain bound by applicable use, confidentiality, nondisclosure and indemnity sections of this Agreement.

Section 4. Indemnity
The Subscriber agrees to indemnify and hold Oil and Gas International, its affiliates, parents and third party vendors from whom Oil and Gas International has obtained publishing rights, harmless from and against any claims, damages, and expenses, including reasonable legal and professional fees, arising from or in connection with all use of the website or the newsletter under the Subscriber's password even if the Subscriber illegally allows some other person to use his, her, or its password.

Section 5. Disclaimer of Other Warranties
Oil and Gas International website and newsletter are provided "AS IS" AND USE OF AND ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE IS AT SUBSCRIBER'S SOLE RISK. NEITHER Oil and Gas International, ITS AFFILIATES, SUBSCRIBERS, PARENTS OR THIRD PARTY VENDORS MAKES ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR THAT ACCESS TO THE Oil and Gas International WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, AVAILABLE, ACCESSIBLE OR ERROR FREE OR THAT DEFECTS IN THE Oil and Gas International WEBSITE AND/OR NEWSLETTER WILL BE CORRECTED, OR ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE CORRECTNESS, ACCURACY OR RELIABILITY OF Oil and Gas International, OR ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING RESULTS SUBSCRIBER MAY OBTAIN FROM USING THE WEBSITE OR NEWSLETTER; OR ANY WARRANTIES THAT Oil and Gas International WEBSITE OR NEWSLETTER OFFERED OR ACCESSIBLE ON THE WEBSITE WILL BE FREE OF INFECTION BY "VIRUSES", "WORMS", "TROJAN HORSES" OR OTHER CONTAMINATING OR DESTRUCTIVE PROPERTIES. The Oil and Gas International website is not the product of an independent investigation prompted by each Subscriber inquiry but is updated and revised on a regular basis. The Subscriber acknowledges that every business decision, to some degree or another, represents the assumption of risk by Subscriber and that Oil and Gas International, in furnishing the Oil and Gas International website and newsletter does not and cannot underwrite or agree to assume the Subscriber's risk, in any manner whatsoever.

Section 6. Limitation of Liability
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE, WILL Oil and Gas International OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, PARENTS OR THIRD PARTY VENDORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY ECONOMIC, LOST PROFIT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE WEBSITE OR NEWSLETTER EVEN IF Oil and Gas International HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Oil and Gas International's total liability for damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise, will in no event exceed the aggregate dollar amount Subscriber has paid Oil and Gas International under this Agreement in the twelve months prior to the claimed damage or loss.

Third Party Links and Sites. Linkage of this website to another requires Oil and Gas International's prior written approval. This website may contain links to other Internet sites, resources, and/or sponsors of the webite and/or newsletter. Oil and Gas International does not verify, warrant, endorse, or take responsibility for the availability, accuracy, completeness, or quality of the content contained in these outside sites. Providing links to outside sites does not constitute Oil and Gas International's approval of the content, policies, or practices of those other sites. Be sure to review the terms of use and privacy policies posted on the outside sites after linking to them.

Section 7. Miscellaneous
Security: Oil and Gas International has implemented a number of security features to prevent the unauthorized release of or access to personally identifying information, such as firewalls and secure servers. The secure server encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Only authorized personnel have access to stored personally identifying user information.

User Conduct Guidelines: In using this website, you agree also not to: disrupt or interfere with the security of, or otherwise abuse, the Oil and Gas International website or any of its services, system resources, accounts, servers, or networks connected to or accessible through the website or newsletter or to any linked sites; you agree not to upload, post, or otherwise transmit through or on this website any viruses or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files; to use or attempt to use another's account, service, or system, or link to another site, without written authorization from Oil and Gas International, or create or use a false identity on the website; upload, post or make available any content that is unlawful (including posting a third party's copyrighted, proprietary, or trade secret property), harmful, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, or transmit through or on the website spam, chain letters, junk mail, or other types of unsolicited mass email to people or entities who have not agreed in writing to be part of such mailings. Further, any unauthorized or prohibited use may additionally subject the offender to civil liability and criminal prosecution under applicable federal and state laws.
Oil and Gas International may store the content and disclose it if required to do so by law, to respond to claims that any content violates third party rights or to protect the rights, property, or personal safety of Oil and Gas International, the users, and the public.

Export Laws: Oil and Gas International may contain information that is controlled for export under applicable United States laws and regulations. Oil and Gas International does not warrant that the information contained in the Oil and Gas International website may be accessed by non-US citizens or downloaded to points outside of the United States without the prior approval of the United States government. Subscriber is responsible for compliance with applicable laws and regulations when you peruse, upload, and/or download the Oil and Gas International website.

Injunctive Relief: Subscriber agrees that a breach or threatened breach by Subscriber would irreparably harm Oil and Gas International in a way that could not be adequately and compensated for by damages. Consequently, Oil and Gas International shall have the right, in addition to any other rights or remedies it may have arising out of the breach, to obtain temporary, preliminary, and permanent injunctive relief without the necessity of proving actual damages and without any bond or other security being required.

Arbitration: Without limiting Oil and Gas International's right to seek injunctive relief, the parties agree to submit all claims, disputes and controversies arising in connection with or relating to this Agreement, and which cannot be settled by mutual agreement, to mandatory and binding arbitration to be held in the English language in Houston, Texas, in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association (for users located in the United States), or in Calgary, Alberta in accordance with the arbitration rules of the Alberta Arbitration Act (for users located in Canada) or in London, England in accordance with the arbitration rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (for users located outside the United States and Canada). The laws of the State of Texas (for users located in the United States), or the laws of the Province of Alberta (for users located in Canada) or the laws of England (for users located outside the United States and Canada) shall govern the interpretation and disputes arising from or related to this Agreement. The parties shall split the costs of arbitration and under no circumstances may the Arbitrator be authorized to award special, economic, consequential, or punitive damages against either party.

Notices: Any notices from Oil and Gas International required or permitted by this Agreement will be given to you by: (i) electronic mail to your address indicated on the registration form; or (ii) conventional mail to your billing address. Any notices you are required or permitted to give to Oil and Gas International under this Agreement may be sent to Oil and Gas International, PO Box 710046, Houston, Texas 77071 USA. No amendment to or modification of this Agreement will be binding unless in writing and signed by Oil and Gas International.

Other: Oil and Gas International may, from time to time, make changes to this Agreement, and/or to the Oil and Gas International website and/or newsletter, and/or subscription prices relating to the website. Changes are effective upon notice given to Subscribers as set forth in this Agreement. By continuing to use the Oil and Gas International website after Oil and Gas International has given notice of changes to the Agreement, the Subscriber agrees to be bound by such changes. A Subscriber may not modify this Agreement without Oil and Gas International's express written consent.

Should any provision in this Agreement be found invalid or unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be deemed severable from the terms and shall not affect validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions.
This Agreement may not be altered by action, inaction, or course of dealing between the parties. This Agreement may only be altered by (a) prior written mutual agreement between Oil and Gas International and User; or (b) Oil and Gas International posting revisions on the website. Failure by Oil and Gas International to object to a User's behavior, conduct or action does not constitute a consent, ratification, or waiver of objection. In the case of a conflict between this Agreement, the Oil and Gas International Terms and Conditions of Use, or any other specific written agreement, this Agreement shall govern for all purposes.

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