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Welcome to Drewry.co.uk ("Website"). This Website is owned and operated by Drewry Shipping Consultants Ltd ("Drewry", “Us”, “We”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 3289135 and have our registered office at 15-17 Christopher Street, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 2BS. You can contact us by email at: enquiries@drewry.co.uk or telephone: +44(0)20 7538 0191.

This page (together with the documents referred to in it) sets out the terms on which you may access and use the Website, which definition shall include the Discussion Forum, the Bulletin Board or any other public or interactive facility with us, as applicable, (the “TOU”). For the purposes of the TOU, "User" (or “You”) shall be defined as any individual who accesses and uses this Website, including individuals who have registered ("Registered Members") and those who have not registered. You should read these TOU carefully before using the Website. If you do not agree to the TOU please do not use the Website and exit it immediately. By accessing and using the Website (other than to read these TOU for the first time), User acknowledges that he or she has read, understood and agrees to comply with and be bound by the TOU.

Drewry reserves the right to change the TOU periodically at its sole discretion by amending this page. Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes made as they are binding on the User. User's continued use of this Website constitutes acceptance of the TOU stated at the time of use.

Drewry may update the Website from time to time and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on the Website may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

Drewry does not guarantee that the Website, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions or that it will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to the Website is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of the Website without notice. We will not be liable to User if for any reason the Website is unavailable at any time for any period.

We do not represent that content available on or through the Website is appropriate or available in all jurisdictions.

1. Privacy

Drewry collects information about the Users of its Website. Collection and any processing of this information is governed by the Website Privacy Policy. http://www.drewry.co.uk/privacy-policy. By using the Website, User consents to such collection and processing and warrants that all data provided by him/her is accurate and not misleading.

2. User Conduct

General - User acknowledges and warrants that it will not commercially exploit any data information, or other material, including but not limited to text, software, sound, photographs, video, design, graphics, contained on the Website ("Content"), without the express written permission of Drewry. Further, User will not make any unauthorised use of this Website or of any interactive features available on this Website. User may use downloaded material only for User's personal, internal use. User may not engage in any conduct or action that is prohibited by law or violates any country, federal, state or local laws or any regulations. User agrees not to distribute, post, publish or otherwise communicate any Content which defames, abuses or threatens others, which is hateful or racially offensive, or which contains vulgar, obscene or indecent language or images, or which contains unauthorised copyrighted material or infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party.

Registered Members - Registered Members shall be responsible for all use of their accounts (including screen name and password) and e-mail address, if applicable. Registered Members shall be solely responsible for maintaining the security of their passwords and must treat such information as confidential. If User knows or suspects that a third party knows or is using User’s identification code or password, User must promptly notify Drewry at support@drewry.co.uk. Drewry has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our reasonable opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of the TOU.

3. TERMS GOVERNING THE SUBMISSION OF INFORMATION

General - The Website may include public areas (" Discussion Forums") that allow you to interact with Drewry and other users by posting messages. You are solely responsible for the content of your messages. . Registered Members who participate in the Discussion Forum, post information on the Bulletin Board, or otherwise submit material to the public pages on the Website do so subject to these TOU (and in particular the provisions of this Section 3), as may be amended or updated from time to time, and such participation shall constitute agreement to the provisions hereof. As a Registered Member, you are responsible for your own communications, as well as the consequences of posting those communications. You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content. Any content you upload to the Website will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary.

Accuracy of material - Drewry does not represent or guarantee the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any of materials posted by Registered Members or endorse any opinions expressed by Registered Members. Registered Members acknowledge that any reliance on material posted by other Registered Members will be at their own risk. Any opinions, advice, statements, information or other materials expressed or made available by Registered Members, including Drewry employees, are those of the respective author(s) or distributor(s) and not of Drewry. We have the right, in our sole discretion and without liability to you, to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the Website constitutes violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy.

Any contributions or postings that you make must (i) comply with the terms of this TOU; (ii) be accurate (where they state facts); (iii) be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and (iv) comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are being posted.

Screening - Drewry does not screen communications in advance and is not responsible for screening or monitoring material posted by Registered Members. If notified by a Registered Member of communications that allegedly do not conform to the TOU, Drewry may investigate the allegation and determine in good faith and in its sole discretion whether to remove or request the removal of the communication. Drewry has no liability or responsibility to Registered Members for performance or non-performance of such activities.

Expulsion - Drewry reserves the right to expel any Registered Member and to prevent their further access to the Discussion Forum, Bulletin Board or any similar service for violating the TOU or any applicable law or rule, as determined by Drewry in its sole discretion. Drewry also reserves the right to remove communications that, in its sole discretion, it determines are abusive, disruptive, or inflammatory.

Website Postings - In consideration of being allowed to use the Website, Discussion Forum, Bulletin Board, or any other public or interactive facilities (together, the “Facilities”) provided by Drewry, Registered Members agree that they will not:

Use the Facilities:

(i) in any way that breaches any applicable local, national, federal, state or international law or regulation;

(ii) in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;

(iii) to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses Trojan horse, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely effect the operation of any computer or hardware.

Post material that is protected by copyright, unless the Registered Member is the copyright owner or has the permission of the owner thereof.

Post material that reveals trade secrets, unless Registered Member owns them or has the permission of the owner thereof.

Post material that infringes the intellectual property rights of others or the privacy or publicity rights of others.

Post material that is obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, hateful, or embarrassing to another Registered Member or any other person or entity.

Post sexually-explicit images.

Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, or post comments that are not related to the topic being discussed (unless it is clear that the discussion is free-form).

Post chain letters or pyramid schemes.

Impersonate another person or misrepresent User’s identity or affiliation with any person, or give the impression that any postings emanate from Drewry if this is not the case.

License of Website postings:

By posting communications, Registered Member grants (i) to Drewry a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, nonexclusive license to use, store, reproduce, modify, publish, translate, distribute, perform, display, and, create derivative works from, those communications alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or hereafter developed and sublicense such rights through multiple tiers of sub-licensees; and (ii) to other Registered Members, the right to access, view, store, and reproduce the communications for personal use.

4. Corporate Identification and Trademarks

All registered and/or unregistered trade marks and/or service marks (collectively, "Marks") used or referred to on this Website are the property of Drewry or Drewry has obtained the rights to use the Mark. Users may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute or modify these Marks in any way without Drewry's prior written permission. The use of Drewry's Marks on any other website is prohibited, without the express written permission of Drewry.

5. Proprietary Rights to Content

All Content on this Website is protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world All Content and the intellectual property rights in it are owned or licensed to Drewry. All rights reserved.

User acknowledges and agrees that Content may be protected by copyrights, trade marks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. User understands and agrees that User may not copy, reproduce, republish, distribute, modify or create derivative works from this Content or otherwise use, transmit, upload, rebroadcast or publish in any form this Content other than as expressly authorised by the TOU or without Drewry's prior, written consent.

User may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from the Website for his/her personal use. User must not use any part of the Content for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from Drewry or its licensors.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of content on the Website must always be acknowledged.

By uploading, posting or otherwise making material available in any public area of this Website, User automatically grants, or warrants that the owner of such material has granted, Drewry a perpetual, world-wide, royalty free, non-exclusive right and license to use, reproduce, modify, publish and distribute the material, in whole or in part, in any media or technology now known or hereafter developed. User will be liable to Drewry and indemnify fully and hold Drewry harmless for any breach of this warranty.

6. Links to Third Party Sites

This Website may contain links to third party websites that are not under the control of Drewry. Drewry makes no representations, warranties or guarantees whatsoever about any other website to which User may have access through the Website. When User accesses a third party website, User does so at his/her own risk and acknowledges that Drewry is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials available from such third party sites. User also agrees that Drewry assumes no responsibility and shall not be liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of using any third party's website. Mention of third party companies and websites on the Website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.

7. Third Party Content

Drewry may be a distributor of Content, not a publisher or author. Accordingly, any opinions, advice, statements, or other information expressed by any third parties are those of the respective author or publisher, not Drewry. Drewry is not responsible for the Content, including the accuracy thereof.

8. Contact Drewry

If you have any questions about any of the foregoing, please contact us.

9. VIRUSES

Drewry do not guarantee that the Website will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

User is responsible for configuring his/her information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Website. User should use their own virus protection software.

User must not misuse the Website or knowingly introduce viruses, Trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. User must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to the Website, the server on which it is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.

10. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

While every effort is made to ensure accuracy, Drewry makes no representation, guarantee or warranty that the Website will meet User's requirements or that it will be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error free; nor does Drewry make any warranty as to the results that may be obtained from the use of the Website or as to the accuracy or reliability of any information obtained through the Website. USER UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT ANY CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE IS DONE AT USER'S OWN RISK AND THAT USER WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE DONE TO USER'S COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM THE DOWNLOAD OF SUCH CONTENT.

UNLESS EXPRESSLY STATED OTHERWISE, DREWRY PROVIDES ALL CONTENT "AS IS" AND WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS, GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW AND, WITHOUT LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, EXPRESSLY EXCLUDES ANY AND ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Content on the Website is provided for informational purposes only. It is not intended to amount to advice on which User should rely. Drewry, its officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, distributors, licensees, suppliers and subcontractors ("Drewry Parties") shall not be responsible or liable for and make no representations, warranties or guarantees (whether express or implied) concerning, the accuracy, usefulness or availability of any information transmitted or made available via the Website, and shall not be responsible or liable for any trading or investment decisions made based on such information.

TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, DREWRY EXCLUDES ALL CONDITIONS, WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR OTHER TERMS WHICH MAY APPLY TO THE WEBSITE, OR ANY CONTENT ON IT, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

USER EXPRESSLY UNDERSTANDS AND AGREES THAT IN NO EVENT SHALL DREWRY PARTIES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), BREACH OF STATUTORY DUTY, OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF FORSEEABLE, ARISING UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH:

(I) USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE;

(II) USE OF OR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT DISPLAYED ON THE WEBSITE;

(III) OMISSIONS OR ERRORS IN THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE;

(IV) LOSS OF PROFITS, SALES, BUSINESS OR REVENUE;

(V) BUSINESS INTERRUPTION;

(VI) LOSS OF ANTICIPATED SAVINGS;

(VII) LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, GOODWILL OR REPUTATION; OR

(VIII) ANY INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL LOSS OR DAMAGE.

DREWRY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY A VIRUS, DISTRIBUTED DENIAL-OF-SERVICE ATTACK, OR OTHER TECHNOLOGICALLY HARMFUL MATERIAL THAT MAY INFECT USER’S COMPUTER EQUIPMENT, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA OR OTHER PROPRIETARY MATERIAL DUE TO USER’S ACCESS AND/OR USE OF THE WEBSITE OR TO USER’S DOWNLOADING OF ANY CONTENT ON IT, OR ON ANY WEBSITE LINKED TO IT.

THIS LIMITATION IS SUBJECT TO THE PROVISIONS OF ANY APPLICABLE LAW THAT MAY RESTRICT ITS SCOPE. IN PARTICULAR, NOTHING IN THE TOU EXCLUDES OR LIMITS OUR LIABILTIY FOR DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY ARISING FROM OUR NEGLIGENCE, OR OUR FRAUD OR FRAUDULENT MISREPRESENTATION.

11. INDEMNIFICATION

User agrees, at User's expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Drewry Parties from and against any judgment, losses, deficiencies, damages, liabilities, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses) incurred in connection with any claim, demand, suit, action or proceeding arising out of User's breach of the TOU or in connection with User's misuse of this Website or any product or service related thereto.

13. GENERAL

Governing law - The TOU and the relationship between User and Drewry shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England.

Waiver/Severability - The waiver by either party of a breach of or right under the TOU will not constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach or right. If any provision of the TOU is found to be invalid or unenforceable by an arbitration proceeding in the appropriate jurisdiction, such provision shall be severed from the remainder of the TOU, which will otherwise remain in full force and effect.

Reservation of Rights - Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.