Terms of Website Use

This page (together with the documents referred to on it including, without limitation, our Terms and Conditions of Supply (T&Cs) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of our website www.vbresearch.com, www.vbrpipeline.com and www.cleanenergypipeline.com (Site or collectively Sites) Products and/or Additional Services (as defined in our T&Cs), whether as a guest or a registered user. Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use the Sites, Products and/or Additional Services. By using our Sites, Products and/or Additional Services you indicate that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please refrain from using our Sites, Products and/or Additional Services.

  1. 1.

    Information about us

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    www.vbresearch.com, www.vbrpipeline.com and www.cleanenergypipeline.com are sites operated by Venture Business Research Limited (We or VBR). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 5663936 and have our registered office at Wells Point, 79 Wells Street, London W1T 3QN. Our VAT number is GB 429 639515.

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    Accessing our Sites

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    Access to either of our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services are permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services are unavailable at any time or for any period.

  3. 2.2.

    From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our Sites, or our entire Sites, to users who have registered with us.

  4. 2.3.

    If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. You may not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services through hacking, password mining or any other means. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by us, at any time, if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

  5. 2.4.

    When using our Sites, you must comply with the provisions of our acceptable use policy. set out in the Schedule to these terms of use.

  6. 2.5.

    You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Sites. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our Site through your internet connection are aware of these terms of use, and that they comply with them.

  7. 2.6.

    The right to use our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services are provided to you for your personal use and are not transferable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, where you are an organisation or company or where you have accepted these terms on behalf of your organisation or company you (and your respective employees/co-workers) are permitted to use the Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services within your organisation or company provided that any and all persons using the Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services are made aware of and accept these terms of use.

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    Site and Products and/or Additional Services Availability

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    We reserve the right to refuse access to our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services or any portion thereof, terminate account(s) and/or cancel subscriptions and or to pursue any legal action available against any user of our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services who violates these terms of use.

  3. 3.2.

    We reserve the right to make changes to our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services, our policies and these terms of use at any time. Information may be changed or updated on our Sites without notice. We may also make improvements and/or changes in the services described on our Sites at any time in accordance with these terms of use. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Sites, or close them indefinitely. VBR will endeavour to ensure that any material included on its Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services is reliable and accurate. However, you hereby acknowledge and agree that VBR makes no guarantee of the accuracy and/or completeness of its Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services and is not responsible for errors of transmission of factual or analytical data, nor is it liable for damages arising out of any person’s reliance upon this information.

  4. 3.3.

    Our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services are designed to meet the needs of users wishing to view our details and send us their details in order to utilise the same. Due to limitations of equipment and bandwidth, our Sites are not intended to be a source for bulk downloads. Users who deny or degrade our services to other users by generating unusually high numbers of daily database accesses, whether generated manually or in an automated fashion, or who upload offensive, derogatory or otherwise inappropriate content (a decision in respect of which shall be made at our sole discretion) may be denied access to our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services without notice.

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    Intellectual Property Rights

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    Unless otherwise noted and with the exception of the photographs used on our Sites, the content of our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services, including all designs, icons, numeric data and written materials are protected by UK and international copyright, trade mark, database and other intellectual property rights and laws. The compilation, collection, arrangement, and assembly of all content in our Products and/or Additional Services is the exclusive property of VBR or our third party licensors and is protected by UK and international copyright, trade mark database and other intellectual property rights and laws. You may not reproduce, modify copy or distribute or use for commercial purposes any of the materials or content on our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services without our written permission.

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    Advertising and Sponsorship

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    Inclusion of any material in adverts or associates’ materials on our Sites does not constitute any guarantee or endorsement as to the quality or value of any of the information or products advertised or any claims made for the product by the advertiser. Any correspondence or dealings which you may have with advertisers or associates promoting themselves or referred to on our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services are solely between you and that party. We shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of any such dealing or as a result of the presence of such advertisers on our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services.

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    Reliance on information posted

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    Commentary and other materials posted on our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed and we give no warranties as to the accuracy or completeness contained therein. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our Sites, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.

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    Our Site changes regularly

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    We aim to update our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Sites, or close them indefinitely. Any of the material on our Sites may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

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    Our liability

  2. 8.1.

    The material displayed on our Sites is provided on an “as is” basis without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

  3. 8.1.1.

    all conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity;

  4. 8.1.2.

    any liability arising from or in connection with any incompatibility of our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services with any of your equipment, software or telecommunications links;

  5. 8.1.3.

    any liability arising from or in connection with any technical problems including errors or interruptions to our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services;

  6. 8.1.4.

    any liability arising from or in connection with any unsuitability, unreliability or inaccuracy of our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services; and

  7. 8.1.5.

    any liability arising from or in connection with any inadequacy of our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services to meet your requirements.

  8. 8.2.

    We shall not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Sites and, where appropriate, the Products and/or Additional Services or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of the same or any websites linked to our Sites and any materials posted on them, including, without limitation any liability for loss of income, revenue, business, profits, contracts, anticipated savings, data and/or goodwill nor any loss for wasted management or office time or any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.

  9. 8.3.

    This clause 8 does not affect either party’s liability for death or personal injury arising from negligence, fraud, fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

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    Information about you and your visits to our Sites

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    We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy [www.vbresearch.com or www.vbrpipeline.com or www.cleanenergypipeline.com]. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

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    Transactions concluded through our Sites

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    Where you wish to purchase from time to time any Products and/or Additional Services whether through our Sites or as a result of telephone conversations with our sales team then any such purchase will be subject to and governed by our T&Cs [www.vbresearch.com or www.vbrpipeline.com or www.cleanenergypipeline.com].

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    Viruses, hacking and other offences

  2. 11.1.

    You must not misuse our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack either of our Sites via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of either of our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it. You hereby agree to indemnify and keep us fully and effectively indemnified against any loss, damages, claims or expenses (including, without limitation, legal expenses) suffered or incurred by us as a result of such misuse.

  3. 11.2.

    You must not use our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services in contravention of the Computer Misuse Act 1990 or any intellectual property rights. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services will cease immediately.

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    Linking to our Sites

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    Neither of our Sites must be framed on any other website, nor may you create a link to any part of our Sites. Should you wish to do this you must contact us to seek our prior written consent and we will consider your request and respond to you with our decision. Having asked for our permission to create any link, you may not proceed to create any link until you have received our permission. Please be aware that we may impose such conditions as we see fit on our granting any such permission. If we grant such rights then we reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

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    Links from our Sites

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    Where our Sites contain links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only and such links to other websites are made at your own risk. We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. Further, a link to another website does not mean that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or the use of any websites accessed by you whether by utilising a link from our Sites or otherwise. You must take your own precautions to ensure what is selected for use is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses and other items of a destructive nature.

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    Miscellaneous

  2. 14.1.

    We shall not be liable to you, for any loss or damage which may be suffered by you which has been caused by any event beyond our reasonable control including without limitation any power failure and the actions of any third party (including but not limited to internet service providers and users) upon whom we or you may rely in respect of the provision of our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services.

  3. 14.2.

    Any failure by us to exercise or enforce any right conferred shall not be deemed to be a waiver of any such right nor operate so as to bar the exercise or enforcement thereof or of any other right on any later occasion.

  4. 14.3.

    If any provision of these terms of use is found to be invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of that provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these terms of use, which shall remain in full force and effect.

  5. 14.4.

    A person who is not a party to these terms of use shall have no right under the Contract (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to enforce any term of these terms of use.

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    Jurisdiction and applicable law

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    The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our Sites. These terms of use and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with them or their subject matter or formation (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and Wales.

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    Trade Marks

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    pipeline™ is a registered trade mark of Venture Business Research Limited.

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    Variations

  2. 17.1.

    We reserve the right to vary these terms of use from time to time without prior notice. However, where we vary our terms or use we will use our reasonable endeavours to post a notice of this on our Sites.

  3. 17.2.

    Prices and availability information on our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services are subject to change without notice.

  4. 17.3.

    All updates to our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services are immediately subject to these terms of use and our T&Cs. Your continued use of our Sites and, where appropriate, Products and/or Additional Services constitutes your continued acceptance to all such notices, terms of use and T&Cs as modified.

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    Your concerns

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    If you have any concerns about material which appears on our Sites, please contact us at our London office on +44 20 7251 8000 or by email at admin@vbresearch.com.

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