Welcome to the www.solutions.vallourec.com website (hereinafter the "Site").
By using the Site, you acknowledge having read, understood and accepted, without limitation or reservation, these Terms and Conditions of Use (hereinafter the "T&Cs"), and our privacy and cookies policy. Please note that if you visit other sites of the Vallourec group, other terms and conditions and privacy and cookies policies are in force on these sites and we recommend that you read them.
This Site is run by Vallourec (referred to below as "Vallourec" or the "Company"). Throughout the Site, the words "we" and "our" refer to Vallourec and the words "you" and "your" refer to the User. Vallourec makes this Site as well as all the information accessible from this Site available to you as a User.
Each Site User states complying with these T&Cs and current laws, in particular:
having the competence and necessary resources to access the Site and use it;
having checked that the computer configuration used does not contain any virus and that it is in good working order;
granting the Company and its partners, as appropriate, the right to any use of the information provided (other than personal data).
Nonetheless, the User states being fully aware that the Site is not protected against any form of security breach including hacking. The User acknowledges that it is impossible to guarantee the complete security of elements transmitted. The Company does not guarantee, without this list being comprehensive, that the website will run without interruption or that the servers providing access to it, and/or the third-party sites for which hypertext links appear, do not contain viruses.
Contact. Please send any questions or comments to the e-mail address indicated on the Site.
Hypertext links. Vallourec makes no representation in this matter and accepts no liability for the quality, content, nature or reliability of the websites accessible via a hypertext link from this Site.
Copyright, trademarks and permissions. You acknowledge that Vallourec or third parties granting rights to Vallourec hold(s) the title to property for all elements published on this Site. These elements constitute works protected by copyright belonging to Vallourec or the third parties concerned, with all rights reserved. In particular, it concerns drawings, text, graphics, files, photographs, video and audio sequences, images, logos, icons, interfaces, code and software, as well as their selection and organization. Vallourec permits you to view and use the Site subject to the following restrictions: 1) it must be used exclusively for information and non-commercial purposes; 2) downloading is limited to one copy in digital or paper format of certain limited parts; 3) the following copyright notice must appear on each page downloaded and be clearly visible: "Vallourec All rights reserved."; 4) the elements must not be modified, transferred, displayed, disseminated, run or published on any media whatsoever without the prior written permission of Vallourec.
Images and photographs of people or places found on the site, are the property of Vallourec and/or are used by the latter with the approval of the right holders (among others Detlef Amend, Patrick Anglard, Boris Bertram, Jean-Pierre Bolle, Stephan Caso, Steve Chenn, Samuel Dhote, Franck Dunouau, Cyril Dupont/The Pulses, Philippe Dureuil, Adri Felden/Agencia Argosfoto, Thiago Fernandes, Yves Gellie, Getty Images, Dominique Giannelli, Christophe Guibbaud / CapaPictures, Patrick Jacob, Gil Lefauconnier, Daniele Mattioli, Miguel Médina, David Morganti, Martin Moritz, Stéphane Remaël, Salzgitter AG-Konzernarchiv/Mannesmann-Archiv, Philippe Stroppa, Studio Pons, Peter Stumpf, Thierry Truck, Ewen Weatherspoon/Dupont-Productions, Philippe Zamora, Nicole Zimmermann, Istock, Shutterstock, Fotolia, Areva
These images and photographs cannot be used without Vallourec's specific and explicit approval.
You must not reproduce the template or use any template reproduction techniques to integrate any part whatsoever of this Site without Vallourec's express written consent. You must not use metatags or other hidden text using the name or trademarks and service marks of Vallourec without the express written permission of Vallourec.
The use of automated systems (robots, web crawlers or any other data mining tools or similar data gathering and extraction tools) to access, obtain or download information on this Site is expressly prohibited if these systems are used for commercial purposes or in a way that directly or indirectly constitutes infringement of the right to privacy of any individual. The word "Vallourec", the Vallourec logo and the products and services described on this Site are trademarks, trade names or service marks of Vallourec and its licensers and are the property of their respective owners. These marks must not be copied, imitated or used, in full or part, without the prior, written and express permission of Vallourec or their respective owners and, if this permission is obtained, the appropriate references must be made. Furthermore, page headers, customized graphical representations, button icons and text may be service marks, trademarks or trade dress of Vallourec and must not be copied, imitated or used in full or part, without the prior written permission of Vallourec.
Any other use of the Site's content, in particular, the modification, dissemination, transmission, exploitation, broadcasting, publication, downloading, licensing, reverse engineering, transfer, sale or creation of works derived from any element, information, software, product or service obtained from the Site, or the use of the Site for activities in competition with those of Vallourec, is expressly prohibited.
You undertake to observe all other restrictions displayed on the Site in its version updated as required. Vallourec or its licensers or content suppliers shall retain all property rights for the elements provided on the Site, including all related intellectual property rights, and provide you with these elements as part of a license that may be revoked at any time at Vallourec's sole discretion. Vallourec does not warrant or represent that your use of the elements appearing on this Site will not constitute a breach of any right of a third party not affiliated to Vallourec.
You must not use the contact details given on the Site for unauthorized purposes, in particular for sales prospecting. You must not use computer hardware or software intended to affect or disrupt the smooth running of the Site or to surreptitiously intercept any system, data or personal information whatsoever from the Site. You undertake not to disrupt or attempt to disrupt the running of the Site in any way whatsoever.
Information about the products and services. The products and services presented are not an offer of sale, except for products and services offered on the SMARTENGO platform, but a general presentation of the range of products and services distributed by Vallourec or its subsidiaries. Under no circumstances are Vallourec or its subsidiaries obliged to update or correct the information that will be disseminated on the Site. Similarly, Vallourec and its subsidiaries reserve the right to change or correct the information contained on this Site concerning the products and services at any time and without notice.
Warnings. The information available on this Site ("Information") is offered in good faith. It is supposed to be correct at the time of publishing on the Site. However, Vallourec does not guarantee the completeness and accuracy of this Information. Under no circumstances will Vallourec be liable for damage that may result from the credibility given to this information or its use.
The Information may be amended, corrected and/or supplemented at any time by Vallourec without warning.
None of the Information may be considered as an invitation to sell, buy or make any other kind of transaction concerning the shares or other securities, whether or not listed, of Vallourec or any other company of the Vallourec group.
The documents presented on this Site may contain Information about the goals of the Vallourec group as well as prospective information, notably concerning the financial situation, results of operations, activities and the industrial strategy of Vallourec.
The Information on the goals and prospective information contained in these documents is based on economic data and assumptions formulated within a given economic, competitive and regulatory environment. It may prove to be inaccurate in the future and is dependent on risk factors that may give rise to a significant difference between the actual results and those forecast.
Neither Vallourec nor any of its subsidiaries shall commit to or assume responsibility for, vis-à-vis investors or any other stakeholder, updating or reviewing all or part of the statements, prospective information, trends or goals included in these documents, in particular on account of new information or future events.
Additional information concerning the factors, risks and uncertainty that may influence the group's financial results or activities is also available in the most up-to-date versions of the Registration Document filed by the Company with the AMF, France's Financial Markets Authority.
Warranty. You undertake to indemnify, defend and release from liability, Vallourec and its affiliated companies as well as their respective managers, directors, employees, contractors, representatives, licensers, service providers, subcontractors and suppliers, against and in respect of all losses, liability, expenses, damage and costs, including reasonable court costs and lawyers' fees, resulting from your use of the Site and any breach of these T&Cs. If you cause technical disruption to the Site or its transmission systems for you or other individuals, you agree to accept liability for all losses, liability, expenses, damage and costs, including reasonable court costs and lawyers' fees, resulting from this disruption.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY. YOU USE THIS SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE "AS IS" AND "ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY". WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT YOUR ACCESS TO THE SITE OR ANY FUNCTIONALITY OR PART OF IT OR END ACCESS TO IT AT ANY TIME. VALLOUREC EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, IN PARTICULAR, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABLE QUALITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ALL WARRANTIES ACCORDING TO WHICH THE ELEMENTS PUBLISHED ON THE SITE DO NOT CONSTITUTE A BREACH, AS WELL AS THE WARRANTIES RESULTING IMPLICITLY FROM AN OPERATING MODE OR USAGE, ACCORDING TO WHICH ACCESS TO THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR FREE FROM ERRORS, ACCORDING TO WHICH THE SITE WILL BE SECURE, ACCORDING TO WHICH THE SITE OR SERVER USED TO MAKE THE SITE AVAILABLE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES, OR ACCORDING TO WHICH THE INFORMATION PUBLISHED ON THE SITE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE OR UP-TO-DATE. IF YOU DOWNLOAD ELEMENTS FROM THIS SITE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR SOLE DISCRETION AND OWN RISK. YOU WILL BE SOLELY LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR ANY LOSS OF DATA AS A RESULT OF DOWNLOADING SUCH ELEMENTS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE OBTAINED VERBALLY OR IN WRITING FROM VALLOUREC OR THROUGH THE SITE OR ON THE SITE WILL CONSTITUTE ANY GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER. VALLOUREC DOES NOT GIVE ANY GUARANTEE AND MAKES NO REPRESENTATION CONCERNING THE USE OF THE ELEMENTS APPEARING ON THIS SITE OR THEIR COMPLETENESS, ACCURACY, PRECISION, ADEQUACY, USEFULNESS, RELEVANCE, RELIABILITY OR OTHER.
IN CERTAIN COUNTRIES, THE LEGISLATION MAY NOT AUTHORIZE THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTIES. THEREFORE, THE EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU SHALL ASSUME FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU SEND OR RECEIVE WHEN USING THE SITE MAY NOT BE SECURE AND MAY BE INTERCEPTED BY UNAUTHORIZED PARTIES. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU USE THE SITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT THE SITE IS MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU FREE OF CHARGE. BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE ABOVE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, UNDER ANY MEASURE AUTHORIZED BY THE APPLICABLE LEGISLATION, NEITHER VALLOUREC OR ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES, SUPPLIERS OR SUPPLIERS OF THIRD PARTY CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGE OR DAMAGES WHATSOEVER RESULTING FROM OR RELATED IN ANY WAY WHATSOEVER TO THE SITE OR ANY OTHER SITE WHICH YOU ACCESS VIA A LINK FROM THIS SITE OR ANY MEASURES THAT WE COULD TAKE OR NOT TAKE DUE TO COMMUNICATIONS THAT YOU HAVE SENT TO US, OR THE TEMPORARY INACCESSIBILITY OF THE SITE OR THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF USING IT, OR ANY INFORMATION, PRODUCTS OR SERVICES PRESENTED ON OR OBTAINED VIA THE SITE, OR THE REMOVAL OR DELETION BY VALLOUREC OF ANY ELEMENTS SUBMITTED OR PUBLISHED ON ITS SITE OR OTHERWISE RESULTING FROM USE OF THE SITE, WHETHER IT CONCERNS CONTRACTUAL, TORTIOUS, STRICT OR OTHER LIABILITY, EVEN IF VALLOUREC, ITS AFFILIATED COMPANIES OR ANY ONE OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY APPLIES WITHOUT LIMITATION TO ALL DAMAGE OR LOSS RESULTING FROM ANY OPERATIONAL ISSUE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, FAULT, EXECUTION OR TRANSMISSION PERIOD, COMPUTER VIRUS, FILE CORRUPTION, FAULTY COMMUNICATION LINE, NETWORK OR SYSTEM FAILURE, LOSS OF EARNINGS FOR YOU, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR THEFT, DESTRUCTION, ALTERATION, LOSS OR USE OF ANY REGISTRY OR DATA, AND ANY OTHER MATERIAL OR INTANGIBLE LOSSES. YOUR ONLY RECOURSE IN RESPECT OF THE ABOVE OR ANY DISPUTE WITH VALLOUREC IS TO STOP USING THE SITE. YOU AND VALLOUREC AGREE THAT ANY CAUSE OF ACTION RELATED TO THE SITE OR RESULTING THEREFROM SHALL BE INVOKED WITHIN ONE (1) YEAR AFTER RECORDING THE CAUSE OF ACTION, FAILING WHICH THE CAUSE OF ACTION WILL BE DEFINITIVELY TIME-BARRED. AS CERTAIN COUNTRIES DO NOT PERMIT THE LIMITATION OF AN IMPLIED WARRANTY PERIOD OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN RESPECT OF CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGE, THE LIMITATION ABOVE MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU IN FULL OR PART.
Severance. If any provision of these T&Cs is considered to be illegal, invalid or unenforceable for any reason whatsoever, said provision will be deemed separable from these T&Cs and this will not affect the validity and enforceability of any of the other provisions.
Changes to these terms and conditions. Vallourec reserves the right to change, amend or update these T&Cs at any time without notice. The date of the last update is indicated below.
Miscellaneous. Vallourec is not subject to any obligation to publish, transfer, disseminate or otherwise provide any element whatsoever available on its Site. We therefore have the absolute right to remove any element from the Site at our sole discretion at any time.
Governing law and jurisdiction. These T&Cs will be governed by French law and interpreted and applied in accordance with its provisions. Any dispute, disagreement or claim related to or resulting from these Terms and Conditions of Use and any subsequent amended versions, including in particular their formation, validity, enforceability, interpretation, performance, breach or termination, as well as non-contractual claims, which cannot be settled by mutual agreement, will be referred to and settled definitively by the competent courts within the jurisdiction of the Paris Court of Appeal, France.