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Terms and Conditions

Oilprice.com (the "Website") is owned by Advanced Media Solutions, a Company registered in the British Virgin Islands. These are the Terms & Conditions of the use of our Website (the "Website") that is provided to you (the "User"). These Terms & Conditions (the "Terms") herein should be read in conjunction with our privacy & cookie policy, and message board terms of use - and together they form the agreement between the User and the Website.

LAST UPDATED: July 2012

Your use of the Website is subject to these Terms. By using the Website, you will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these Terms. We may make changes to these Terms from time to time. We may notify you of such changes by any reasonable means, including by posting the revised version of these Terms on the Website. You can determine when we last changed these Terms by referring to the 'LAST UPDATED' statement above. Your use of the Website following changes to these Terms will constitute your acceptance of those changes.

Preamble

All investments involve risk financial risks. There is no guarantee that using any of the information provided on the Website and by the Service will be successful, there is a risk that using any such information will lead to financial loss.

The value and income of any of the investments and financial products mentioned on the Website can see dramatic falls in addition to any rises. Extreme caution should be applied when investing and the User should seek independent financial advice before making any investment decisions.

1. You acknowledge that no client/financial advisor relationship exists, and additionally no duty of care exists.

2. The content of the Website and the Service is provided for informational purposes only, and must not be used as the basis of any financial decision. Further to this you acknowledge the inherent risks involved with investment and purchasing financial products, and warrant that you will not make any financial decision(s) regarding any investments or products mentioned on the Website based on the content provided by and on the Website. Any financial decision(s) you make are done at your own risk without any liability on our part whatsoever. Financial decision(s) includes, but is not limited to, taking any action or omission in relation to any of the information or opinions provided by the Website.

3. The Website does not provide, and does not hold itself out as providing financial advice of any kind. The information contained in the material on the Website is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any user of the Website or Service, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

4. You are responsible for all access to the Website using your Internet connection, even if the access is by another person.

5. We reserve the right to restrict your access to the Website or part of it. Access to restricted areas of the Website may be subject to registration and other conditions. If we grant you permission to access a restricted area, we may withdraw that permission at any time (including where you breach any of these Terms of Use).

6. We will use reasonable efforts to ensure that the Website is available at all times. However, we cannot guarantee that the Website or any individual function or feature of the Website will always be available and/or error free. In particular, the Website may be unavailable during periods when we are implementing upgrades to or carrying out essential maintenance on the Website.

7. The intellectual property rights in the Website and all of the text, pictures, videos and other content made available on it are owned by us and our licensors. You may not print or otherwise make copies of any such content without our express prior permission.

8. We provide the Website on an 'as is' basis and make no representations as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of any content made available on the Website. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

  1. all conditions, warranties and other terms that might otherwise be implied by law into these Terms; and
  2. any and all liability to you, whether arising under these Terms or otherwise in connection with your use of the Website.

9. The foregoing is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including (without limitation) compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. Notwithstanding the foregoing, nothing in these Terms is intended to exclude or limit any liability that may not by law be excluded or limited, and in particular none of the exclusions and limitations in this clause are intended to limit any rights you may have as a consumer under local law or other statutory rights which may not be excluded, nor in any way to exclude or limit liability to you for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our employees or agents.

10. Your permission to use the Website is personal to you and non-transferable. Your use of the Website is conditional on your compliance with the rules of conduct set forth in these Terms and you agree that you will not:

  1. Use the Website for any fraudulent or unlawful purpose;
  2. use the Website to defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of others, including without limitation others' privacy rights or rights of publicity;
  3. impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity in connection with the Website; or express or imply that we endorse any statement you make;
  4. interfere with or disrupt the operation of the Website or the servers or networks used to make the Website available; or violate any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of such networks;
  5. transmit or otherwise make available in connection with the Website any virus, worm, Trojan horse or other computer code that is harmful or invasive or may or is intended to damage the operation of, or to monitor the use of, any hardware, software, or equipment;
  6. reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or otherwise exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of, use of, or access to the Website;
  7. modify, adapt, translate, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Website. If you wish to reverse engineer any part of the Website to create an interoperable program you must contact us and we may provide interface data subject to verification of your identity and other information;
  8. remove any copyright, trade mark or other proprietary rights notice from the Website or materials originating from the Website;
  9. frame or mirror any part of the Website without our express prior written consent;
  10. create a database by systematically downloading and storing Website content;
  11. use any manual or automatic device in any way to gather Website content or reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Website without our express prior written consent. Notwithstanding the foregoing, we grant the operators of public online search engines limited permission to use search retrieval applications to reproduce materials from the Website for the sole purpose of and solely to the extent necessary for creating publicly available searchable indices of such materials solely in connection with each operator's public online search service.

11. The Website may provide links to other websites and online resources. We are not responsible for and do not endorse such external sites or resources. Your use of third party websites and resources is at your own risk.

  1. You may create a link to this Website, provided that:
  2. the link is fair and legal and is not presented in a way that is:
  3. misleading or could suggest any type of association, approval or endorsement by us that does not exist, or
  4. harmful to our reputation or the reputation of any of our affiliates;
  5. you retain the legal right and technical ability to immediately remove the link at any time, following a request by us to do so;

12. Contained on the website are adverts from 3rd party companies. While the Website makes every endeavour to only allow reputable companies to advertise on the Website, the Website shall not be held responsible or liable for any loss or damage resulting from you responding to such adverts. Any contracts entered into with 3rd party advertisers shall be between the User and the 3rd party in question, and the Website shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from such contracts or the negotiation of the same.

13. We reserve the right at any time without notice to revise the content of the Website, and these terms and conditions. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be posted on the Website and by continuing to use our Website following any such change you will signify that you agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions of use. No variation may be made to the terms of this agreement without the express written agreement of the Website.

14. The Terms and any matter arising in connection with our provision of the Website to you are governed by the law of England and Wales and any dispute is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English and Welsh courts.

Message Board Terms and Conditions of Use

Oilprice.com (the "Website") is owned by Advanced Media Solutions, a Company registered in the British Virgin Islands. These are the Terms & Conditions of the use of our message board facility (the "Board") that is provided to you (the "User"). These Terms & Conditions (the "Terms") herein should be read in conjunction with our privacy & cookie policy, general website terms and conditions, and terms and conditions of subscribed users where the User subscribes to our subscription service - and together they form the agreement between the User and the Website.

LAST UPDATED: July 2012

Your registration obligations

1. In consideration of your use of message board facility, you agree to:

  • provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself when registering; and
  • ensure your registration information to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. Providing. Any information that we believe to be untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, may result in the suspension or termination of your registration.

2. Your screen name will be used to identify you on the Board. Vulgar or offensive screen names will constitute a breach of these Terms.

Privacy policy

3. Details provided and information provided by you is subject to our Privacy Policy.

Online conduct

4. The User is responsible for all the data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted that they submit to the Board. The User is entirely responsible for all content uploaded. We do not control the content posted by other users and therefore do not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of that content.

5. Under no circumstances will we be liable in any way for any content, including (without limitation) any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of your use of any content. You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any content including any reliance on its accuracy or completeness. You also understand that by using the Board, you may be exposed to content that is offensive, indecent or objectionable.

6. You agree that you will not use the Board or any part of our Website to:

  • upload, post or email any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
  • harm minors in any way;
  • impersonate any person or entity, falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity or disguise the origin of any content;
  • 'stalk' or otherwise harass another;
  • engage in ‘flaming’;
  • collect or store personal data about other users;
  • upload, post or email any content that you do not have a right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships;
  • upload, post or email any content that infringes any intellectual property rights of any party;
  • upload, post or email any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising, promotional materials, 'junk mail', 'spam', 'chain letters' or any other form of solicitation;
  • upload, post or email any content that contains computer viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software, hardware or telecommunications equipment;
  • disrupt the normal flow of dialogue;
  • violate any applicable national or international laws or regulations.

7. You acknowledge that we do not pre-screen content but that we shall have the right (though not the obligation) in our sole discretion to move, modify or remove any content that is available on the Board or our Website generally.

Licence

8. You grant to us a worldwide, royalty-free, irrevocable, non-exclusive licence (including the right to sub-license) to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform or display any content (in whole or part) you upload, post or email and/or to incorporate such content in other works in any form, media or technology now known or developed.

Indemnity

9. You agree to indemnify and hold us and our subsidiaries, affiliates, employees, officers, agents or partners harmless from and against any direct or indirect loss or damage (including consequential loss and loss of profits, goodwill or business opportunities) arising from any third party claim in relation to any content you upload, post or email on or through the Board, your use of the Board and our Website, or your breach of the provisions of these Terms.

Sanctions

10. When we become aware of any breaches of these, our Terms or our privacy policy, prompt action will be taken. If you witness such breaches please notify us immediately.

11. We may ban, delete or prohibit any content that relates to those breaches or that we judge harmful to individuals or any of our affiliates, licensors or partners.

12. We reserve the right to take whatever action we deem necessary to prevent such breaches including the following:

  • Issue warnings; or
  • Ban users from the Board and our Website generally;
  • Our decision is final in all such cases.

13. If we deem necessary we may report your activities to your Internet service provider, your employer, relevant authorities, or to legal action being taken against you, or both.

14. In addition we may at any time move, modify or remove any content or take further legal action as a result of breaches or suspected breaches of these rules, our privacy policy, other applicable terms and conditions, any applicable laws or regulations, or where our rights or third party rights are threatened or infringed.

15. We reserve the right at any time without notice to revise the content of these Terms. Any changes to these Terms will be posted on the Website and by continuing to use our Website following any such change you will signify that you agree to be bound by the revised Terms. No variation may be made to these Terms without the express written agreement of the Website.

Subscription Service Terms and Conditions

Oilprice.com (the "Website") is owned by Advanced Media Solutions, a Company registered in the British Virgin Islands. These are the Terms & Conditions of our paid subscription service (the "Service") that is provided to you (the "User"). These Terms & conditions herein should be read in conjunction with our general website terms & conditions, privacy & cookie policy, and message board terms of use – and together they form the contract between the User and the Website.

Preamble

All investments involve financial risks. There is no guarantee that using any of the information provided on the Website and by the Service will be successful, there is a risk that using any such information will lead to financial loss.

The value and income of any of the investments and financial products mentioned on the Website can see dramatic falls in addition to any rises. Extreme caution should be applied when investing and the User should seek independent financial advice before making any investment decisions.

The Contract

By subscribing to the Service you enter into a binding contract with us on the following terms and conditions:

Not A Financial Advice Website

1. The Website and the Service is provided purely for non-commercial, informational purposes. By entering into this contract you acknowledge that no client-financial advisor relationship exists, and additionally no duty of care exists.

2. The content of the Website and the Service is provided for informational purposes only, and must not be used as the basis of any financial decision. Further to this you acknowledge the inherent risks involved with investment and purchasing financial products, and warrant that you will not make any financial decision(s) regarding any investments or products mentioned on the Website or through the Service based on any of the information provided by the Website. Any financial decision(s) you make are done at your own risk without any liability on our part whatsoever. Financial decision(s) includes, but is not limited to, taking any action or omission in relation to any of the information or opinions provided by the Website.

3. The Website does not provide, and does not hold itself out as providing financial advice of any kind. The information contained in the content of the Website and by the Service is for information purposes only and does not constitute advice. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any user of the Website or Service, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

Our promises

4. We will authorize the User to access and interact with the Website subject to these terms and conditions.

We will:

  • exercise reasonable care in compiling the information on our site;
  • use reasonable efforts to make our site available to you at all times; and
  • take the steps set out in our privacy policy to endeavour to secure any personal data and credit card information you give us.

Exclusions and limitations

5. We do not represent or warrant that access to the Website, or any part of it, will be uninterrupted, reliable or fault-free.

6. We do not represent or warrant to you that the Website or any of its contents will be accurate, complete or reliable.

7. We make no warranties as to the accuracy of any information or opinions provided on the Website or the Service, and you agree not to bring any claim in respect of loss suffered by you as a result of making any financial decision based on such information.

8. To the extent permitted by law, we exclude all liability (whether arising in contract, tort or otherwise and whether or not due to our negligence) which we may otherwise have to you as a result of:

  • any technical, factual, textual or typographical inaccuracies, errors or omissions on or relating to our site or any information on our site;
  • the unavailability of our site (or any part of it), goods or services;
  • any misrepresentation on or relating to the Website or our service (other than a fraudulent misrepresentation made by us or on our behalf).

9. Our maximum liability to in respect of your use of our site or any services we provide or make available to you through or in relation to our Website will be the amount of any subscription fees paid during the year in which the liability arose. You agree that we shall have no liability for:

  • indirect or consequential losses;
  • loss of data;
  • loss of income or profits;
  • loss of savings or anticipated savings;
  • damages for loss;
  • damage to property.

10. You agree that each of these limitations is reasonable having regard to the nature of the Website and Service and the inherent financial risks and dangers associated with the subject matter of the content provided.

11. None of the exclusions or limitations in this clause shall exclude or restrict our liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence.

12. None of the above exclusions shall affect any statutory rights which are not capable of being excluded. However, in such case our obligation, where permitted by law, will be limited to the resupply of our site, good or service to you.

13. If any limitation or provision contained in this limitation of liability section is found to be wholly or partly invalid or unenforceable under any applicable statute or rule of law it shall to that extent be deemed omitted, but the validity of the other limitations or provisions in this section, the remainder of the provision in question and our other terms of business shall not be affected.

Site subscription and charges

14. Your access to the Service is personal to you and non-transferable. By subscribing to the Service, you agree to pay our charges at the rate applicable from time to time and stipulated on the Website.

15. If you fail at any time to pay any subscription charges due in accordance with these terms and conditions we may, in our discretion and without prejudice to our other rights, deny you access to those areas of our Website which are exclusively available to subscribers. We need not provide you with advance notice in such circumstances.

16. We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the services we provide on the Website without notice. We will not be liable if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

17. From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts, or all of the Website, to users who have registered with us.

18. We do not store credit card information. Nor do we share any customer details with any third parties.

Links to other sites

19. Certain links, including hypertext links, on the Website will take you outside our site. Links are provided for your convenience and inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement or approval by us of the linked site, its operator or its content. We are not responsible for the content of any website outside our Website, or any contracts you enter into on any such sites.

Termination of subscription

20. We may terminate your subscription immediately if you are in material breach of any of these terms and conditions and in particular upon any failure by you to pay your subscription charge in accordance with these terms and conditions. Your subscription is fixed for the period stipulated on the Website when you make payment, and may not be cancelled during that period, save as for during any promotional free trial offered for registering for the Service.

21. Any rights that have accrued to either party at the date of termination will remain enforceable after termination.

22. Cancellation Information for our Premium Service: Oil & Energy Insider. We offer subscribers a 30 day Free Trial to this service and if during this period of time you are not satisfied with our offering you can cancel with no questions asked.

General

Third party rights

23. Where in these terms representations and warranties are made to us and to suppliers of goods and services through our site, you acknowledge and agree that such representations and warranties are intended to grant rights to, and operate for the benefit of, all such suppliers and that each such supplier may rely upon and enforce such representations and warranties against you by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.

Variations

24. We reserve the right at any time without notice to revise the content of the Website, the Service and these terms and conditions. Any changes to these terms and conditions will be posted on the Website and by continuing to use our site following any such change you will signify that you agree to be bound by the revised terms and conditions of use. No variation may be made to the terms of this contract without the express written agreement of the Website.

Taxes

25. No tax or duty is currently payable in relation to the Service. We will make every reasonable effort to ensure that the advertised price for the Service makes any relevant taxes payable clear to the User. However, where any tax becomes payable in the future, or any local taxes are payable then the User is required to bear the liability for any such taxes or duty (eg VAT in the United Kingdom) imposed by the Website in addition to the price listed on the Website.

The use of your information

26. You agree that we may collect, store, and use information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. You acknowledge and agree to be bound by the terms of our privacy policy.

Copyright

27. All rights in the design, text, graphics and other material on our site and the selection or arrangement thereof are the copyright of us or other third parties. Permission is granted to electronically copy and print in hard copy portions of our site solely in connection with the acquisition of goods or services through our site. Any other use of materials on our site (including reproduction for purposes other than those noted above and alteration, modification, distribution, or republication) without our prior written permission is strictly prohibited.

28. You hereby grant to us a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable licence to copy, issue copies, communicate to the public, make publicly available (either in whole or in part or in a modified or edited form) any material you upload or post to the Website (whether to a chat room, bulletin board or otherwise). You acknowledge and agree that such material is not uploaded or posted subject to any obligation of confidence.

Access

29. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to deny users access to the Website or any part of the Website without notice and to decline to provide the Service to any user that is in breach of these terms and conditions of use.

Events beyond our control

30. We shall not be liable to you for any breach of these terms and conditions of use or any failure to provide or delay in providing our services through our site resulting from any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control including, without limitation, strikes, lock-outs and other industrial disputes, breakdown of systems or network access, fire, explosion or accident.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

31. These terms and conditions (and any dispute, controversy, proceedings or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in any way relating to them or their formation) shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and, for these purposes, the parties irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English & Welsh courts.

Important Note:

32. We do not store credit card information. Nor do we share any customer details with any third parties.