Legal Notice

Terms and Conditions

Welcome to the www.igu.org top site. This web site is owned and operated by the Secretariat of the International Gas Union (IGU Secretariat) on behalf of the International Gas Union (IGU). The Secretariat maintains this web site (the "Site") for your information, education and communication. Access to and use of the Site are subject to the terms and conditions set forth below.
 
For the purposes of these terms and conditions, this Site means the www.igu.org top site, which links to other IGU related web sites. Other IGU related web sites may contain terms and conditions which are different from these terms and conditions. When browsing through IGU related web sites please refer to the terms and conditions of each web site and do not assume that the below mentioned terms and conditions apply to all IGU related web sites.

1. Disclaimer

1.a) While IGU uses reasonable efforts to ensure that the information and materials contained in this Site are current and accurate, IGU makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information, text, graphics, links or other items contained in the Site or in any site linked to or from the Site. IGU expressly disclaims liability for any errors or omissions in the materials contained in the Site or in any site linked to or from the Site. IGU reserves the right to make changes in the programs, policies, and services described in this Site at any time without notice.
 
All information or advice provided as part of this Site is intended to be general in nature and should not be relied upon in connection with any decisionmaking.
 
The information and materials contained in this Site are provided to you AS-IS and you use this Site or any site linked to or from this Site at your own risk. IGU MAKES NO WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IGU expressly disclaims liability for any damage to or viruses that may infect your computer or other property due to your use of this Site or any site linked to or from this Site or your downloading any materials, text or images from the Site or from any site linked to or from the Site. IGU SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO OR USE OF THIS SITE OR ANY SITE LINKED TO OR FROM THIS SITE.
 
1.b) IGU related web sites have their own separate identities but in this Site we may sometimes use "IGU", "Entity", "Organisation", "we" or "us" when we refer to IGU related organisations in general or where no useful purpose is served by identifying any particular IGU entity/related organisation.
 
This Site may include links to external web sites. When you follow such links the external web site may appear as a full screen (in which case you will need to use the back button on your browser to return to this Site) or in some cases it may appear within the frame of this site (in which case you will be able to return to this Site by using the navigation buttons within the frame). Where an external web site appears within the frame of this Site, this is purely for ease of navigation back to this Site and does not indicate any responsibility on our part for the external web site concerned, even if it is a web site owned and operated by another IGU related organisations. These links are provided in order to help you find relevant web sites and/or services which may be of interest to you quickly and easily. It is your responsibility to decide whether any services available through any of these web sites are suitable for your purposes.

The fact that another web site is linked to or from this Site does not imply that: 1) IGU sponsors, licenses, endorses, is affiliated with or is otherwise connected to that site, the services described therein or its owner; and 2) IGU has authorized the linked web site to use any trademark, logo, name or other trademarked or copyrighted material of IGU.

 

2. Terms and Conditions - Copyright

2.a) This Site contains material including text, photographs and other images and possibly sound, which is protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property rights. All copyright and other intellectual property rights are either owned by IGU or have been licensed to it or shared with it by its owner(s) of these rights so that it can use this material as part of this Site.
 
The trademarks, names, logos and other indications of origin displayed on this Site ("Trademarks") are owned by IGU or a third party who has granted IGU a right to them on this Site. Nothing contained herein should be construed as granting the browser or user of this Site the right to use any Trademark displayed on this Site without the written permission of the owner of the Trademark.
 
This Site (www.igu.org) may not be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of the above mentioned holders of the copyright.
 
Any materials, communications or information ("Information") sent to this Site will be deemed NOT CONFIDENTIAL and NONPROPRIETARY and will become the property of IGU. IGU may use such Information for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to use of any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in the Information. IGU may reproduce, display, transmit, perfom, publish and broadcast the Information at any time or in any media.
 
 2.b) You may:

  • access the public part of this Site without username and password;
  • print off one copy of any or all of the pages for your own personal reference.

 2.c) You may not:

  • copy (whether by printing off onto paper, storing on disk, downloading or in any other way), distribute (including distributing copies), broadcast, alter or tamper with in any way or otherwise use any material contained in the Site except as set out under "You may". These restrictions apply in relation to all or part of the material on the Site;
  • remove any copyright, Trademark or other intellectual property notices contained in the original material from any material copied or printed off from the Site;
  • access the non public part of this Site without username and password;
  • link to this web Site without our express written consent.

If you wish to provide a hypertext or other link to this Site, please contact the top site editor (i.e. the IGU Secretariat) with details of:

  • the URL(s) of the web page(s) from which you are proposing to link to this Site
  • the URL(s) of the web page(s) on this Site to which you are proposing to link

and we will consider your request. It is our decision as to whether we agree to you request and we do not have to do so.
 

3. Changes to Terms and Conditions

IGU may change the terms and conditions and disclaimer set out above from time to time. By browsing on this Site, you are accepting that you are bound by the current terms and conditions and disclaimer and so you should refer to these each time you revisit this Site.
 

4. Changes to Operation of the Web Site

4.a) IGU may change the format and content of this Site at any time.
 
4.b) IGU may suspend the operation of this Site for support and maintenance work, in order to update the content or for any other reason.
 
4.c) IGU reserves the right to terminate access to this Site at any time and without notice.

 

5. Data Protection

Personal details provided to IGU or other IGU related organisations through this Site will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy. Please refer to this (read below) before proceeding. By providing possible personal details to us you are consenting to its use in according with our privacy policy.
 

6 Complaints Procedure

 
If you have a question or complaint about this Site, please contact the top site editor (i.e. the IGU Secretariat) at secrigu@statoil.com
 

7. Jurisdiction 

These terms and conditions are governed by and to be interpreted in accordance with Danish law and in the event of any dispute arising in relation to these terms and conditions or any dispute arising in relation to the Site whether in contract or tort or otherwise the Danish courts will have jurisdiction over such dispute.

 

Privacy Policy

I. Coverage
 
This privacy policy covers our use of your personal information which is collected through or in connection with this Site. For the purposes of this policy, this "Site" means the www.igu.org top site.
 
Other IGU related web sites may contain private policies which are different from this privacy policy. When browsing through IGU related web sites please refer to the privacy policy of each web site and do not assume that the below mentioned privacy policy applies to all IGU related web sites.
 
Furthermore IGU is not responsible for the private policies and practices of other web sites whether you accessed the third party web site using links from our Site; or you linked to our web site from a third party web site. IGU recommends that you refer to each site you visit and contact the owner or operator of such web site if you have any concerns or questions.
 
II. Information Collection and Use
 
IGU collects and uses personal information (including name, address, telephone number and e-mail) submitted by you in order to respond to your queries or requests  or to process your orders or applications
 
The information collected is for internal purposes. Information will only be distributed outside IGU with your consent.
 
Except as stated above, IGU will not disclose any personally identifiable information without your permission unless we are legally entitled or required to do so (for example, if required to do so by legal process or for the purposes of prevention of fraud or other crime) or if we believe that such action is necessary to protect and/or defend our rights, property or personal safety and those of our users, Members etc.
 
III. Use of Cookies
 
IGU may store some information (commonly known as a "cookie") on your computer when you look at our Site. We are able to read these cookies for information purposes when you revisit our Site. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being accepted by you is specific to your personal computer (PC) and includes the IP address, the date and time the PC visited the Site, what parts of our web site were looked at and whether the web pages requested were delivered successfully. This information is anonymous representing a computer rather than a person.
 
IGU uses the cookie information to improve our knowledge of the use of our Site and to enable us to be able to ascertain whether the Site is operating at an optimal level. This allows us to enhance our web Site service to you.
 
You can erase or block this information by changing the settings on your computer (please refer to your help screens and manuals). If you do erase or block this information you may not be able to utilise some features of the Site.
 
IV. Contact Procedure
 
If at any time you would like to contact IGU about our privacy policy, you can do so by contacting the top site editor (i.e. the IGU Secretariat) at secrigu@statoil.com.