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Terms of use

Welcome to the STX Europe web site (the "Site"). Your access to, and use of, this Site is subject to certain Site Terms of Use and all applicable laws and regulations. By accessing, browsing and/or using the Site, you acknowledge, without limitation or qualification, that you have read, understood and agreed to be bound, without limitation or qualification, by these Terms of Use and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations. You further acknowledge that any other agreements between you and any of the STX Europe companies are superseded with respect to this subject matter. If you do not agree and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use, you are not allowed to access or use this Site and we kindly ask you to exit the Site immediately.


International users

This Site is controlled, operated and administered by STX Europe ASA from its offices within Norway. STX Europe ASA makes no representation that materials in this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations than Norway. Access to this Site from territories where its contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

Separate Legal Entities

Each company affiliated with STX Europe is a separate corporation that manages and controls its own affairs. Each of these affiliated companies have their own separate identities but in this Site we may sometimes use " STX Europe", "Group, "we" or "us" when we refer to STX Europe companies in general or where no useful purpose is served by identifying any particular STX Europe company. The use of such terms is for convenience only and is not intended as an accurate description of corporate relationships.

Copyright and Trademarks

All contents of this Site including without limitation to the design, layout, graphics, photos, format, and other visual elements of the Site are protected by intellectual property rights, including but not limited to Copyright © 2004 STX Europe ASA (or where so indicated, any affiliates of STX Europe ASA or its licensors). Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. All ownership rights pertaining to the information and material contained on this Site, including but not limited to the STX Europe name, logos, trademark, graphics, photos, images, and content, are owned or have been duly licensed by STX Europe ASA (or any of its affiliates), WITH ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Restrictions on Use

Except as stated herein, you may not modify, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute in any way any material from or to this Site including code and software. You may download material from this Site for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that the material is not amended and that you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. The use of press releases and other documents clearly marked as "public" is permitted in public communications if the source for the information is stated.

Disclaimer

This Site and the contents herein are provided as a convenience to you. The contents of the Site are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis. STX Europe does not warrant that the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free. STX Europe reserves the right to revise the Site or withdraw access to the Site, or parts thereof, at any time.

NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, IS MADE IN RELATION TO THE AVAILABILITY, ACCURACY, RELIABILITY OR CONTENT OF THIS SITE. STX EUROPE DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIALS OR THE RELIABILITY OF ANY ADVICE, OPINION, STATEMENT OR OTHER INFORMATION DISPLAYED OR DISTRIBUTED THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT ANY RELIANCE ON ANY SUCH OPINION, ADVICE, STATEMENT, MEMORANDUM, OR INFORMATION SHALL BE AT YOUR SOLE RISK. AKER YARDS RESERVES THE RIGHT, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO CORRECT ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY PORTION OF THE SITE. AKER YARDS MAY MAKE ANY OTHER CHANGES TO THE SITE, THE MATERIALS AND THE PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS, SERVICES OR PRICES (IF ANY) DESCRIBED IN THE SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW FOR THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH CASE, THE LIABILITY OF AKER YARDS WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

Limitation of liability

YOU AGREE THAT AKER YARDS INCLUDING ITS AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES, CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CONTRACTORS, VENDORS, SUPPLIERS, LICENSORS, ASSIGNEES, SUCCESSORS, INSURERS AND AGENTS, ARE NOT LIABLE IN ANY RESPECT FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTIAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOST PROFITS OR FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO ACCESS OR TO USE THIS SITE OR ANY LINKED WEBSITE, EVEN IF AKER YARDS HAS BEEN EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

YOU AGREE TO DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS AKER YARDS AND ITS AFFILIATES AND RELATED COMPANIES, ITS CUSTOMERS AND JOINT VENTURE PARTNERS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, CONTRACTORS, VENDORS, ASSIGNEES, AGENTS, AND SUCCESSORS FOR ANY COSTS, CLAIMS, DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR OTHER LIABILITIES ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE IN BREACH OF THESE TERMS OR IN VIOLATION OF LAW.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Statements

This Site includes and is based, inter alia, on forward-looking information and statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. Such forward-looking information and statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections about global economic conditions, the economic conditions of the regions and industries that are major markets for the STX Europe Group's lines of business. These expectations, estimates and projections are generally identifiable by statements containing words such as "expects", "believes", "estimates" or similar expressions. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expectations include, among others, economic and market conditions in the geographic areas and industries that are or will be major markets for STX Europe's businesses, oil prices, market acceptance of new products and services, changes in governmental regulations, interest rates, fluctuations in currency exchange rates and such other factors as may be discussed from time to time on the Site. Although STX Europe believes that its expectations and the information on the Site were based upon reasonable assumptions at the time when they were made, it can give no assurance that those expectations will be achieved or that the actual results will be as set out on the Site. STX Europe is making no representation or warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information on the Site, and neither STX Europe nor any of its directors, officers or employees will have any liability to you or any other persons resulting from your use. STX Europe undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information or statements on the Site.

Third Party Sites

As a convenience to you, this Site may include links to web sites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. The links are provided in order to help you find relevant web sites, services and/or products that may be of interest to you. It is your responsibility to decide whether any services and/or products available through any of these external web sites are suitable for your purposes. STX Europe is not responsible for the owners or operators of these web sites or for any goods or services they supply or for the content of their web sites and does not give or enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms or representations in relation to any of these or accept any liability in relation to any of these (including any liability arising out of any claim that the content of any external web site to which this Site includes a link infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party) or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that STX Europe or this Site sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked site is authorised to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of STX Europe ASA or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.

Term of Use Revision

STX Europe reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to revise, change, modify, add or remove any portion of this Terms of Use in whole or in part, at any time by updating this posting. By using this Site, you agree to be bound by the Terms of Use in force from time to time including any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to determine the then current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

Changes

STX Europe may terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site, including the availability of any features of the Site, at any time. STX Europe may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or the entire Site without notice or liability. STX Europe may terminate the authorisation, rights and license given above and, upon such termination, you shall immediately destroy all materials.

Privacy policy

STX Europe respects your privacy and is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide through the Site. The following information is designed to help users of the Site to understand what information we gather from the Site and how this information is handled.

In general, you can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Our web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. In addition, there are portions of this Site where we may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with certain information you request. The information collected from you may, inter alia, include your name, address, telephone, fax number, and e-mail address.

Domain name information that we collect is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, etc. We use this information to measure the use of the Site and to improve the content of the Site.

When other information is collected from you, such as your name and e-mail address, we generally let you know at the time of collection how we will use the personal information. Usually, we use the personal information you provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request (such as to receive electronic annual reports or to subscribe for press releases). This information may be shared with other STX Europe businesses, but only if necessary to fulfil your request or for related purposes.

We may also share the personal information you provide with other companies that we have hired to provide services for us. These companies - our vendors - are bound to use personal information we share with them only to perform the services we have hired them to provide. We do not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third parties for their marketing use. We will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if we are required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances (for example, to protect your account from fraud).

A technology called cookies may be used to provide you with tailored information. A cookie is a tiny element of data that a web site can send to your browser, which may then be stored on your hard drive so we can recognise you when you return to the Site. You may set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie.

The Site may include links to other sites. Please be aware that STX Europe is not responsible for the privacy practises of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of such other sites. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Site.

STX Europe may, from time to time, revise or make changes to this privacy policy, as set out above under Term of Use Revisions

Place of Jurisdiction

This notice shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Norwegian law. If any provision of this notice shall be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable then that provision shall be deemed several and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

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