The website innovation.bp.com (the “Website”), owned and operated by BP International Limited (“BP”), provides information about innovation initiatives launched by BP.
BP reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to update the Terms at any time. You can review the most current version of the Terms at any time at the URL for this page. In addition, when using the Website, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to the Website or services included therein. Notice of modified additional guidelines or rules will be posted on the Website.
PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. BY USING THE WEBSITE OR APPLYING THEREON (AS DEFINED BELOW), YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS, INCLUDING ANY POSTED REVISIONS THERETO.
If you do not agree to the Terms, do not use the Website.
In consideration of your use of the Website, you represent that you are of legal age to form a binding contract and are not a person barred from accessing the Website under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction.
You may browse the Website without registering, e.g., filling out an application, but you understand that some features of the Website may not be accessible to you unless you register. In registering on the Website, you agree to: (a) provide true, accurate, current, and complete information about yourself as prompted by the Website’s application form (the “Registration Data”); and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current, and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, or BP has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current, or incomplete, BP has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Website (or any portion thereof).
Responsibility For Content
You understand that all information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other materials accessible through the Website, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted (“Content”), are the sole responsibility of the person from whom such Content originated. This means that you, and not BP, are entirely responsible for all Content that you upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available through the Website (“Your Content”), and other users of the Website, and not BP, are similarly responsible for all Content they upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available through the Website (“User Content”).
You acknowledge that BP has no obligation to pre-screen Content (including, but not limited to, Your Content and User Content), although BP reserves the right in its sole discretion to pre-screen, refuse or remove any Content that is accessible through the Website. In the event that BP pre-screens, refuses or removes any Content, you acknowledge that BP will do so for BP’s benefit, not yours. Without limiting the foregoing, BP shall have the right to remove any Content that violates the Terms or is otherwise objectionable at any time.
You agree that you must evaluate and bear all risks associated with the use of any Content, including, but not limited to, any reliance on the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of such Content.
Rights To Content
BP does not claim ownership of Your Content or User Content. However, you grant BP and other users of the Website the rights set forth herein with respect to Your Content. Your Content is deemed to be non-confidential, and BP does not and will never owe you any confidentiality obligations for Your Content.
If Your Content consists of information, data, text, software, music, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages, tags and/or other copyrightable works, you hereby grant BP and other users of the Website a perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display Your Content in whole or in part in any way BP chooses.
In connection with the Website, you agree not to:
(1) upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available 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;
(2) harm minors in any way;
(3) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, an BP official, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
(4) forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Website;
(5) upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that you do not have a right to make available under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under non-disclosure agreements);
(6) upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
(7) upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation;
(8) upload, post, e-mail, transmit or otherwise make available any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
(9) disrupt the normal flow of dialogue, cause a screen to scroll faster than other users of the Website are able to type, or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ ability to engage in real-time exchanges;
(10) interfere with or disrupt the Website or servers or networks connected to the Website, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Website;
(11) intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation;
(12) provide material support or resources (or conceal or disguise the nature, location, source or ownership of material support or resources) to any organization designated by the United States government as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(13) stalk or otherwise harass another person or entity;
(14) use spiders, crawlers, robots or any other means to access the Website or substantially download, reproduce or archive any portion of the Website;
(15) reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit any Content or the Website, or use the Website or your Website account for any commercial purpose.
You acknowledge, consent and agree that BP may access, preserve and disclose your account information and Your Content if required to do so by law or in a good-faith belief that such access, preservation or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) enforce the Terms; (c) respond to claims that any Content violates the rights of third parties; (d) respond to your requests for customer service; or (e) protect the rights, property or personal safety of BP, its users, and the public.
You understand that the technical processing and transmission of the Website, including Your Content, may involve: (a) transmissions over various networks; and (b) changes to conform or adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.
Use of any hyperlink
Neither BP nor any of its subsidiaries are responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to the Website or to which you may gain access from the Website. BP does not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.
Where the Website provides a hyperlink to a third party's website, BP does so because of belief in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to the Website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that BP or its subsidiaries have reviewed or approve of the connected third party's website or its contents. Indeed, in certain instances a hyperlink may connect you to a third party's website containing views contradictory to those expressed on the Website or otherwise held by BP and its subsidiaries.
General Practices Regarding Use & Storage
You acknowledge that BP may establish general practices and limits concerning use of the Website, including, without limitation, the maximum number of days that e-mail messages, message board postings or other Content will be retained by the Website; the maximum number of e-mail messages that may be sent from or received by an account on the Website; the maximum size of any e-mail message that may be sent from or received by an account on the Website; the maximum disk space that will be allotted on BP’s servers on your behalf; and the maximum number of times (and the maximum duration for which) you may access the Website in a given period of time. You agree that BP has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of or failure to store any messages and other communications or other Content maintained or transmitted by the Website. You acknowledge that BP reserves the right to terminate, suspend, or log off accounts that are inactive for an extended period of time. You further acknowledge that BP reserves the right to modify these general practices and limits from time to time.
Modifications To Website
BP reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part thereof) with or without notice. You agree that BP shall not be liable to you or to any third party for any such modification, suspension, or discontinuance of the Website.
You agree that BP may, without cause and without prior notice, immediately terminate your Website account and access to the Website. Cause for such termination shall include, but not be limited to: (1) breaches or violations of the Terms or other incorporated agreements, guidelines or rules; (2) requests by law enforcement or other government agencies; (3) a request by you (e.g., self-initiated account deletions); (4) discontinuance or material modification to the Website (or any part thereof); (5) unexpected technical or security issues or problems; (6) extended periods of inactivity; or (7) engagement by you in fraudulent or illegal activities.
Termination of your Website account may include, but not be limited to: (1) removal of access to all offerings within the Website: (2) deletion of your password and all related information, files and Content associated with or inside your account (or any part thereof); or (3) barring your further use of the Website.
You agree that all terminations shall be made in BP’s sole discretion and that BP shall not be liable to you or any third party for any termination of your account or access to the Website.
Dealings With Advertisers
Your correspondence or business dealings with, or participation in promotions of, advertisers found on or through the Website, including payment and delivery of related goods or services, and any other terms, conditions, warranties, or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such advertiser. You agree that BP shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings or as the result of the presence of such advertisers on the Website.
The Website or third parties may provide links to other websites or resources. Because BP has no control over such sites and resources, you acknowledge and agree that BP is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that BP shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such Content, goods, or services available on or through any such site or resource.
BP’s Proprietary Rights
You acknowledge and agree that the Website and any necessary software used in connection with the Website (“Software”) contain proprietary and/or confidential information that is protected by applicable intellectual property and other laws. You further acknowledge and agree that Content contained in sponsor advertisements or information presented to you through the Website or by advertisers is protected by copyrights, trademarks, service marks, patents or other proprietary rights and laws. Except as expressly permitted by applicable law or authorized by BP or advertisers, you agree not to modify, rent, lease, loan, sell, distribute or create derivative works based on the Website or the Software, advertiser Content or other information presented to you, in whole or in part.
BP grants you a personal, non-transferable and non-exclusive right and license to use the object code of its Software as necessary to access the Website on a single computer at a time; provided that you do not (and do not allow any third party to) copy, modify, create a derivative work from, reverse engineer, reverse assemble or otherwise attempt to discover any source code, sell, assign, sublicense, grant a security interest in or otherwise transfer any right in the Software. You agree not to modify the Software in any manner or form, or to use modified versions of the Software, including (without limitation) for the purpose of obtaining unauthorized access to the Website. You agree not to access the Website by any means other than through the interface provided by BP for use in accessing the Website.
The BP name and logo are trademarks and service marks of BP (the “BP Marks”). You agree not to display or use in any manner any BP Marks without BP’s prior written consent.
No Guarantee of Validity
The Website may include some Content selected for inclusion by BP, but you understand that such inclusion in no way constitutes BP’s endorsement or approval of that Content. Please be advised that nothing found within the Website has necessarily been reviewed by people with the expertise required to provide you with complete, accurate or reliable information. BP does not control User Content posted via the Website, and BP does not guarantee the completeness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content, regardless of whether it has been pre-screened, reviewed, or selected by BP.
All information within the Website is provided for informational purposes only. By no means is any information presented within the Website intended to substitute for the advice that may be provided to you by a professional. If you need specific advice (e.g., scientific, medical, legal, financial or risk management), please seek a professional who is licensed or knowledgeable in that area.
Disclaimer Of Warranties
YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. BP AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
BP AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT: (1) THE SERVICE WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS; (2) THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE OR ERROR-FREE; (3) THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SERVICE WILL BE COMPLETE, ACCURATE, OR RELIABLE; OR (4) ANY ERRORS IN THE SOFTWARE OR SERVICE WILL BE CORRECTED.
ANY MATERIAL (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY CONTENT) DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED THROUGH THE USE OF THE SERVICE IS ACCESSED AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK, AND YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR PERSON OR PROPERTY, AND THOSE OF OTHERS, THAT RESULTS FROM YOUR USE OF ANY SUCH MATERIAL, EVEN IF SUCH DAMAGE RESULTS FROM ANY NEGLIGENT ACT OR OMISSION OF BP.
NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM BP OR THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.
Limitation Of Liability
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BP AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES (EVEN IF BP HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES), RESULTING FROM: (1) THE USE OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE; (2) THE COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY GOODS, DATA, INFORMATION OR SERVICES PURCHASED OR OBTAINED OR MESSAGES RECEIVED OR TRANSACTIONS ENTERED INTO THROUGH OR FROM THE SERVICE; (3) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; (4) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SERVICE; OR (5) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT BY USING THE SERVICE, YOU MAY BE EXPOSED TO CONTENT THAT IS INACCURATE, INCOMPLETE, UNRELIABLE, OFFENSIVE, INDECENT OR OBJECTIONABLE. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL BP AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS BE LIABLE IN ANY WAY FOR ANY CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ANY CONTENT, OR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OF ANY KIND INCURRED AS A RESULT OF THE USE OF ANY CONTENT POSTED, E-MAILED, TRANSMITTED OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE.
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT THE SERVICE IS PROVIDED “AS-IS” AND THAT BP AND ITS PARENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PARTNERS AND LICENSORS ASSUME NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE TIMELINESS, DELETION, MIS-DELIVERY OR FAILURE TO STORE ANY USER COMMUNICATIONS OR PERSONALIZATION SETTINGS.
Indemnification and Your Liability
You agree to release and hold BP and its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, and licensors harmless from and defend and indemnify them against any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, due to or arising out of: (a) Content you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Website; (b) your use of the Website; (c) your connection to the Website; (d) your violation of the Terms; or (e) your violation of any rights of another party.
Your only remedy against BP if you are dissatisfied with the Website and the Content is to stop using the Website and the Content.
You will be liable for any harm or damage caused to BP; its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, employees, agents, partners, licensors; or any third party, due to your breach of the Terms.
No Third-Party Beneficiaries
You agree that, except as otherwise expressly provided in this Terms, there shall be no third-party beneficiaries to this agreement.
Copyright or Intellectual Property Infringement
BP respects the intellectual property of others and asks users of the Website to do the same. BP may, in appropriate circumstances and at its discretion, disable or terminate the accounts of users who may be repeat infringers.
ENTIRE AGREEMENT. The Terms constitutes the entire agreement between you and BP and governs your use of the Website, superseding any prior or contemporaneous agreements between you and BP with respect to the Website.
CHOICE OF LAW AND FORUM. The Terms and the relationship between you and BP shall be governed by the laws of England and Wales without regard to its conflict of law principles. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of courts of England and Wales with respect to any claims arising from the Terms or your use of the Website.
WAIVER AND SEVERABILITY. The failure of BP to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms, or any part of a provision of the Terms, is found by a court of competent jurisdiction or other competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavour to give effect to the parties’ intentions as reflected in the provision or part thereof, such provision or part thereof shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms, and the other provisions or part(s) thereof of the Terms shall remain in full force and effect.