In these terms and conditions, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:
means any and all text, images, audio, video, scripts, code, software, databases and any other form of information capable of being stored on a computer that appears on, or forms part of, our site; and
means Sinomine Specialty Fluids with registered offices at Ocean House, Hareness Circle, Altens Industrial Estate Aberdeen, AB12 3LY, Scotland.
Our Site, formatebrines.com, is owned and operated by Sinomine Specialty Fluids, Ocean House, Hareness Circle, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3LY, Scotland.
Access to Our Site is free of charge.
It is your responsibility to make any and all arrangements necessary in order to access Our Site.
Access to Our Site is provided ‘as is’ and on an ‘as available’ basis. We may alter, suspend or discontinue Our Site (or any part of it) at any time and without notice. We will not be liable to you in any way if Our Site (or any part of it) is unavailable at any time and for any period.
All content included on Our Site and the copyright and other intellectual property rights including (but not limited to) logos, colour schemes subsisting in that content, unless specifically labelled otherwise, belong to or have been licensed by us. Applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws and treaties protect all content.
We may also include intellectual property belonging to third-party partners with whom we work. Any such intellectual property shall belong to its respective owners and our reproduction of the same should not be interpreted in any way as a licence or permission to use that intellectual property without the owner’s express written permission.
Subject to sub-Clauses 4.4 and 4.6 you may not reproduce, copy, distribute, sell, rent, sub-licence, store or, in any other manner, re-use content from Our Site unless given express written permission to do so by us.
Access, view and use Our Site in a web browser (including any web browsing capability built into other types of software or app);
Download Our Site (or any part of it) for caching;
Print from Our Site;
Download extracts from pages on Our Site; and
Save pages from Our Site for later and/or offline viewing.
Our status as the owner and author of the content on Our Site (or that of identified licensors, as appropriate) must always be acknowledged.
You may not use any content saved or downloaded from Our Site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence from us (or our licensors, as appropriate) to do so. This does not prohibit the normal access, viewing and use of Our Site for general information purposes, whether by business users or members of the public.
You may link to Our Site provided that:
You do so in a fair and legal manner;
You do not do so in a manner that suggests any form of association, endorsement or approval on our part where none exists;
You do not use any logos or trade marks displayed on Our Site without our express written permission; and
You do not do so in a way that is calculated to damage our reputation or to take unfair advantage of it.
You may link to any page of Our Site.
You may not link to Our Site from any other site the main content of which contains material that:
is sexually explicit;
is obscene, deliberately offensive, hateful or otherwise inflammatory;
promotes or assists in any form of unlawful activity;
discriminates against, or is in any way defamatory of, any person, group or class of persons, race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, or age;
is intended or is otherwise likely to threaten, harass, annoy, alarm, inconvenience, upset, or embarrass another person;
is calculated or is otherwise likely to deceive another person;
is intended or otherwise likely to infringe (or threaten to infringe) another person’s right to privacy;
misleadingly impersonates any person or otherwise misrepresents the identity or affiliation of a particular person in a way that is calculated to deceive (obvious parodies are not included in this definition provided that they do not fall within any of the other provisions of this sub-Clause 5.2);
implies any form of affiliation with us where none exists;
infringes, or assists in the infringement of, the intellectual property rights (including, but not limited to, copyright, trade marks and database rights) of any other party; or
is made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party including, but not limited to, contractual duties and duties of confidence.
The content restrictions in sub-Clause 5.2 do not apply to content submitted to sites by other users provided that the primary purpose of the site accords with the provisions of sub-Clause 5.2. You are not, for example, prohibited from posting links on general-purpose social-networking sites merely because another user may post such content. You are, however, prohibited from posting links on websites that focus on or encourage the submission of such content from users.
Links to other sites may be included on Our Site. Unless expressly stated, these sites are not under our control. We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability for the content of third-party sites. The inclusion of a link to another site on Our Site is for information only and does not imply any endorsement of the sites themselves or of those in control of them.
Nothing on Our Site constitutes advice on which you should rely. It is provided for general information purposes only.
Insofar as is permitted by law, we make no representation, warranty, or guarantee that Our Site will meet your requirements, that it will not infringe the rights of third parties, that it will be compatible with all software and hardware, or that it will be secure.
We make reasonable efforts to ensure that the content on Our Site is complete, accurate, and up-to-date. We do not, however, make any representations, warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) that the content is complete, accurate or up-to-date.
To the fullest extent permissible by law, we accept no liability to any user for any loss or damage, whether foreseeable or otherwise, in contract, tort (including negligence), for breach of statutory duty, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with the use of (or inability to use) Our Site or the use of or reliance upon any content included on Our Site.
To the fullest extent permissible by law, we exclude all representations, warranties and guarantees (whether express or implied) that may apply to Our Site or any content included on Our Site.
If you are a business user, we accept no liability for loss of profits, sales, business or revenue; loss of business opportunity, goodwill or reputation; loss of anticipated savings; business interruption; or for any indirect or consequential loss or damage.
We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Site is free from viruses and other malware. We accept no liability for any loss or damage resulting from a virus or other malware, a distributed denial of service attack, or other harmful material or event that may adversely affect your hardware, software, data or other material that occurs as a result of your use of Our Site (including the downloading of any content from it) or any other site referred to on Our Site.
We neither assume nor accept responsibility or liability arising out of any disruption or non-availability of Our Site resulting from external causes including, but not limited to, ISP equipment failure, host equipment failure, communications network failure, natural events, acts of war, or legal restrictions and censorship.
Nothing in these terms and conditions excludes or restricts our liability for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation, for death or personal injury resulting from negligence, or for any other forms of liability that cannot be excluded or restricted by law. For full details of consumers’ legal rights, including those relating to digital content, please contact your local Citizens’ Advice Bureau or Trading Standards Office in the United Kingdom or equivalent organizations in other countries within the European Economic Area (EEA), which consists of all EU member states, plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein.
We exercise all reasonable skill and care to ensure that Our Site is secure and free from viruses and other malware.
You are responsible for protecting your hardware, software, data and other material from viruses, malware and other internet security risks.
You must not deliberately introduce viruses or other malware, or any other material, which is malicious or technologically harmful either to or via Our Site.
You must not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any part of Our Site, the server on which Our Site is stored, or any other server, computer or database connected to Our Site.
You must not attack Our Site by means of a denial of service attack, a distributed denial of service attack or by any other means.
By breaching the provisions of sub-Clauses 9.3 to 9.5 you may be committing a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or other relevant legislation in place in your jurisdiction. Any and all such breaches will be reported to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate fully with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. Your right to use Our Site will cease immediately in the event of such a breach.
You may only use Our Site in a manner that is lawful. Specifically:
you must ensure that you comply fully with any and all local, national or international laws and/or regulations;
you must not use Our Site in any way, or for any purpose, that is unlawful or fraudulent;
you must not use Our Site to knowingly send, upload or in any other way transmit data that contains any form of virus or other malware, or any other code designed to adversely affect computer hardware, software or data of any kind; and
you must not use Our Site in any way, or for any purpose, that is intended to harm any person or persons in any way.
We reserve the right to suspend or terminate your access to Our Site if you materially breach the provisions of this Clause 10 or any of the other provisions of these terms and conditions. Specifically, we may take one or more of the following actions:
suspend, whether temporarily or permanently, your right to access Our Site;
issue you with a written warning;
take legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of any and all relevant costs on an indemnity basis resulting from your breach;
take further legal action against you as appropriate;
disclose such information to law enforcement authorities as required or as we deem reasonably necessary; and/or
any other actions that we deem reasonably appropriate (and lawful).
We hereby exclude any and all liability arising out of any actions (including, but not limited to those set out above) that we may take in response to breaches of these terms and conditions.
We may alter these terms and conditions at any time. Any such changes will become binding on you upon your first use of Our Site after the changes have been implemented. You are therefore advised to check this page from time to time.
In the event of any conflict between the current version of these terms and conditions and any previous version(s), the provisions current and in effect shall prevail unless it is expressly stated otherwise.
If we have your contact details, we may from time to time send you important notices by email. Such notices may relate to matters including, but not limited to, service changes and changes to these terms and conditions.
We will never send you marketing emails of any kind without your express consent. If you do give such consent, you may opt out at any time. Any and all marketing emails sent by us include an unsubscribe link. If you opt out of receiving emails from us at any time, it may take up to ten business days for us to comply with your request. During this time, you may continue to receive emails from us.
All personal information that we may use will be collected, processed and held in accordance with the provisions of EU Regulation 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and your rights under the GDPR.
These terms and conditions, and the relationship between you and us (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the law of Scotland.
Any disputes concerning these terms and conditions, the relationship between you and us or any matters arising therefrom or associated therewith (whether contractual or otherwise) shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Scotland.