Last Updated on March 31, 2011
Changes to Terms. PFP may add to, change or remove any part, term or condition of these Terms, and any Content (as defined below), including, without limitation, product and service descriptions. By continuing to access and use the Site, you are indicating your acceptance of such changes. We will notify you of changes to these Terms by changing the “Last Updated” date above, and posting a notice that the Terms have changed when the Site is accessed for the first time after a change is made.
Separate Product and Service Terms. These Terms are only intended to apply to the Site and Content. To the extent PFP or its affiliated companies provides any products or services to you, these will be governed by the terms and conditions of a separate legally binding agreement.
Use of Site. Subject to your compliance with these Terms, PFP hereby grants you a limited, personal, revocable, non-transferable, non-sublicensable, and non-exclusive license to access the Site and use the information, text, images, graphics, user and visual interfaces, applications, software, product and service data sheets, operation and maintenance manuals, technical notes, documents, and other materials displayed on the Site (collectively, the “Content”), solely for your own personal internal business use, on condition that such use is solely in accordance with the purposes for which PFP makes the Site and Content available. You may not copy, modify, reproduce, publicly display or perform, distribute, or otherwise use the Content except as expressly set forth above. You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from any Content. To the extent you are permitted to use any Restricted Content as set forth below, you may not disclose the Restricted Content to any person or entity outside your company. If you breach any term or condition of these Terms, your authorization to use the Site and Content automatically terminates without notice to you, and you must immediately destroy any copies of the Content in your possession.
Prohibitions. You hereby represent and warrant that you will not, and will not induce any third party to: (a) attempt to disable or circumvent any security mechanisms used by the Site or otherwise attempt to gain unauthorized access to any portion or feature of the Site or Content, or any other systems or networks connected to the Site, or to any server of PFP or its third party service providers, by hacking, password “mining”, or any other illegal means; (b) use any “deep-link”, “page-scrape”, “robot”, “spider”, or other automatic device, program, algorithm or methodology, or any comparable manual process, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of the Site or Content; (c) use any device, software or routine to interrupt or interfere with, or attempt to interrupt or interfere with, the proper operation and working of the Site, or with any other person’s use of the Site; (d) breach any security measures implemented on the Site; (e) track or seek to trace any information on any other person who visits the Site; (f) use the Site or Content for, or in connection with, any illegal purpose, to solicit, facilitate, encourage, condone, or induce any illegal activity, or as otherwise prohibited by these Terms or applicable laws, rules or regulations, including, without limitation, laws applicable to the export of software and data; or (g) copy, modify, create a derivative work of, reverse engineer, decompile, or otherwise attempt to extract the source code of any proprietary software used to provide, maintain, or otherwise applicable to, the Site or Content, or otherwise made available to you in connection with the Site or Content.
Indemnification. You hereby agree to defend, indemnify and hold each of the PFP Parties (as defined below) harmless from and against, any and all losses, liabilities, damages, and/or claims (including, without limitation, attorneys’ fees and costs) arising from your breach of these Terms or otherwise arising from your use or misuse of the Site or Content.
Proprietary Rights. You hereby acknowledge and agree that PFP and its licensors own all legal right, title and interest in and to the Site and Content, including, without limitation, any and all intellectual property and other proprietary rights (including, without limitation, all patent rights, copyright rights, trademark rights and trade secret rights) which subsist in the Site and Content (whether such rights are registered or unregistered, and wherever in the world those rights may exist). As between you and PFP, all Content together with the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, ‘look and feel’, and arrangement of the Site and Content, and the domain names, trademarks, service marks, proprietary logos and other distinctive brand features found on the Site and in the Content are all owned by PFP or its licensors. Nothing in these Terms gives you any right to use any of PFP’s or its licensors’ trade names, trade marks, service marks, logos, domain names, or other distinctive brand features. All rights not expressly granted by PFP under these Terms are reserved. There are no implied rights.
Feedback. If you send or transmit any communications, comments, questions, suggestions, or related materials to PFP, whether by letter, e-mail, telephone, or otherwise (“Feedback”), suggesting or recommending changes to our Site or Content, including, without limitation, new features or functionality relating thereto, all such Feedback is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. You hereby assign all right, title, and interest in, and PFP is free to use, without any attribution or compensation to you, any ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, or other intellectual property and proprietary rights contained in the Feedback, whether or not patentable, for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, having manufactured, licensing, marketing, and selling, directly or indirectly, software or other products and services using such Feedback. You understand and agree that PFP is not obligated to use, display, reproduce, or distribute any such ideas, know-how, concepts, or techniques contained in the Feedback, and you have no right to compel such use, display, reproduction, or distribution.
Disclaimer of Warranties. THE SITE AND CONTENT ARE FURNISHED TO YOU “AS IS” AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, OF ANY KIND. PFP, ON BEHALF OF ITSELF AND ITS PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, LICENSORS AND THIRD PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND EACH OF THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AGENTS, SUCCESSORS, AND ASSIGNS (COLLECTIVELY, THE “PFP PARTIES”): (A) EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE; (B) DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE OR CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, OR THAT THE OPERATION OF THE SITE AND CONTENT WILL BE TIMELY, UNINTERRUPTED, STABLE, OR SECURE; (C) DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE AND CONTENT WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; AND (D) DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, OR CONDITIONS REGARDING THE USE OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF THE SITE OR CONTENT IN TERMS OF THEIR ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, COMPLETENESS, OR OTHERWISE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT IS ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION AND RISK AND YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT. THIS LIMITATION OF REMEDIES IS A PART OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND PFP. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY PFP OR ANY PERSON ON BEHALF OF PFP SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY OR CONDITION, OR IN ANY WAY CHANGE THIS EXCLUSION OF WARRANTY. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT PFP’S WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS TO THE EXTENT THEY MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN WHICH CASE, SUCH WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR CONDITIONS WILL BE EXCLUDED AND LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT WILL ANY PFP PARTY BE LIABLE TO YOU, OR ANY THIRD PARTY, FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY, RELIANCE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, COMPENSATION, REIMBURSEMENT OR DAMAGES IN CONNECTION WITH, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATING TO, THE USE, OR LOSS OF USE OF, THE SITE AND CONTENT, LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF GOODWILL, LOSS OF DATA OR CONTENT, COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, SUBSEQUENT OR OTHER COMMERCIAL LOSS, OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON OF ANY KIND, WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTY OR CONDITION, BREACH OF CONTRACT OR TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE OR STRICT LIABILITY), EVEN IF A PFP PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, A PFP PARTY IS FOUND TO BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY DAMAGE OR LOSS WHICH ARISES UNDER OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR CONTENT, THE RELEVANT PFP PARTY’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED THE SUM OF ONE HUNDRED (100) US DOLLARS. NOTHING IN THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL EXCLUDE OR LIMIT ANY PFP PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR LOSSES WHICH MAY NOT BE LAWFULLY EXCLUDED OR LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN WHICH CASE, SUCH PFP PARTY’S LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.
Export Control. The Site is administered by PFP from its offices in Houston, Texas. PFP makes no representation or warranty that the Site and Content are appropriate or available for use outside the United States of America, and the access and use of the Site and Content in jurisdictions where their access and use is illegal, is prohibited. You are solely responsible for determining whether you are permitted to access and use the Site and Content under the laws of the jurisdiction from which you access and use them. You may not use, export or re-export the Content in violation of any applicable laws, rules or regulations including, without limitation, U.S. export laws and regulations.
Electronic Communications. Whenever you visit our Site or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. For that reason, you also consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail, by posting notices on our Site or by such other means as we may determine from time-to-time. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing, to the extent permitted by applicable law.
Governing Law. These Terms will be construed and enforced in all respects in accordance with the laws of the State of Texas without reference to its choice of law rules. Except as set forth below, the federal and state courts seated in Harris County, Texas shall have sole and exclusive jurisdiction for all purposes in connection with any action or proceeding that arises from, or relates to, these Terms, and you hereby irrevocably waive any objection to such exclusive jurisdiction; provided however, that PFP may seek to enforce any judgment in its favor in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding the foregoing, PFP may seek injunctive or other equitable relief in any court of competent jurisdiction to protect its proprietary and other rights. You agree that your breach or threatened breach of these Terms may result in immediate and irreparable damage to PFP for which there is no adequate remedy at law. The failure of PFP to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any part of these Terms is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to maintain the intent of these Terms, and the other parts will remain in full force and effect. These Terms are only valid in the English language.