Terms of use


Last updated July 22, 2013


The following terms ("Terms of Use") apply to your access to and use of this website (the "Website"), which is provided by SPCM S.A. or any of its affiliates (collectively referred to herein as SNF, SNF Group we or us). By using this Website you confirm that you have read, understand and agree to both the terms and conditions of the Privacy Policy and these Terms of Use.


Warranties and Liability

You have chosen to access the information on this Website. The information provided is believed to be correct and is offered in good faith by SNF. Because of the nature of the information and the transmission technology used, SNF cannot and does not warrant or make any representation that the information on this Website is accurate, complete or up-to-date, that the Website does not infringe on the rights of any third party or that the operation of this Website will be uninterrupted, continually available or error free, and SNF disclaims all liability in respect thereof. Any reliance on the information available on this Website is at the sole risk of the user. SNF reserves the right to make changes and corrections to this Website at any time and without further notice.


This Website is provided for informational purposes only. The information on this Website is not a guarantee of results to be achieved by any user of, and is not a statement of warranty (either express or implied), regarding any SNF product or service. To the extent permitted by applicable law, all express and implied warranties regarding the content of this website, and regarding any products or services described herein, are expressly disclaimed, including those for merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. To the extent permitted by applicable law, neither SNF nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering this Website shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect or punitive damages arising out of your access, use or inability to use this Website or any errors or omissions in the content thereof. While SNF takes reasonable precautions to protect against the existence of computer viruses and/or other malicious programs on the Website, we accept no liability for them. If you are dissatisfied with any portion of this Website or with any of these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Website.


Third Party Websites

This Website may contain links to websites operated by third parties. The linked sites are not under the control of SNF, and SNF is not responsible for the content available on any other Internet sites linked to this Website. Such links do not imply SNF’s endorsement of material on any other website and SNF disclaims all liability with regard to your access to such linked websites. SNF provides links to other websites as a convenience to users, and access to any third party websites linked to this Website is at your own risk.


Products and Services

All sales of products and/or services described on this Website are subject to the applicable terms and conditions of SNF offering such products and services, without deviation unless agreed to in writing and signed by both parties. A copy of such terms and conditions may be requested from the applicable SNF affiliate.


User Submissions

Certain areas of the Website enable users to submit e-mails, career information, personal information, or other information to SNF. Such information and feedback will be used in accordance with the Website’s Privacy Policy. You agree that by submitting content:

·     you are solely responsible for any information you post, provide or submit;

·     you will only submit content that complies with applicable law, you will not submit content that attempts to impersonate another individual, and you will not submit content that is illegal, abusive, defamatory, obscene, infringing, threatening, repetitive, false, misleading or otherwise inappropriate, or that contains any viruses or other software that may adversely affect the operation of another's computer; and

·     you agree to these Terms of Use and the terms of the Website’s Privacy Policy.

By transmitting any non-career related communications or information to a SNF, you automatically grant to SNF a perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable license to use such communication or material for any purpose whatsoever, including reproduction, publication, broadcast and posting for its own benefit without compensation or acknowledgment of its source.


Use of this Website

As a condition of your use of this Website, you will not use this Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use or in any way which infringes the rights of anyone else or restricts or inhibits anyone else’s use or enjoyment of this Website. You may not use this Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, interfere or impair this Website, the networks connected to this Website or any other party’s use and enjoyment of this Website. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any SNF account, computer system or network through hacking, password mining or any other means not intentionally made available through this Website. SNF reserves the right to grant or deny access to its Websites as we deem appropriate.


The information on this Website is not intended to be published or made available to any person in any jurisdiction where doing so would result in contravention of any applicable laws or regulations. Accordingly, if it is prohibited to make such information available in your jurisdiction or to you (by reason of your nationality, residence or otherwise), it is not directed at you. Before reviewing the pages of this Website, you must be satisfied that doing so will not result in such a contravention and is not so prohibited, and by proceeding to review them you will be confirming that this is not the case.



If you violate any of these Terms of Use or if you misuse this Website, you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless SNF, its officers, directors, employees, agents and licensees from any and all liability including costs, expenses and attorneys' fees that arise out of or are related to your violation or misuse.


Intellectual Property

The information and materials on this Website and all intellectual property rights in or relating to them are the property of SNF, and any reproduction, publication, broadcast or posting by you for your own benefit is prohibited, unless you obtain prior written approval from SNF. Some articles contained herein have been reprinted by SNF with permission from the original source. No SNF has authority to extend its reprint permission to you, and your reproduction, without previously obtaining the original source’s approval is prohibited.


Logos, trademarks and service marks contained in this Website are trademarks and service marks of SNF and may not be used or reproduced without the prior written consent of SNF. In the event that a SNF grants permission to you to reproduce any logos, photographs, videos or articles owned by us, you agree that such reproduction shall be done solely for the purpose of news reporting, and only in conjunction therewith; shall be done in accordance with the Graphic Standards of SNF (as provided by SNF in writing from time to time), where applicable; and shall be reprinted in their entirety, including current size and format. Any other use, without the prior written approval, is prohibited.


SNF reserves the right to revoke, by written notice (electronic or surface mail), at any time and for any reason or no reason, any such permission or license granted to you for the usage of any articles, logos, photographs or videos, and you agree to return or destroy the relevant material, within ten (10) days of written notice of revocation from a SNF. You are not entitled to modify, print, publish, broadcast or redistribute the content of this Website or reproduce, link, frame or deep-link this Website on any other website without the express written permission by SNF.