Aperam website - Terms of Use

Version 1.0
Date: 28/02/2011

Introduction:

Aperam operates this website (the "website") to provide online access to information about Aperam and the products, services and opportunities we provide.

Please read the terms and conditions set forth herein (the "Terms of Use") carefully before using the website.
The website is available for your access and use only on the condition that you agree to the Terms of Use. By accessing or using the website, you and the entity you are authorized to represent signify your agreement to be bound by each provision of the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to all of the Terms of Use, do not access or use the website.

Scope:

These Terms of Use shall govern your use of the website and all applications, software and services available via the website.

To the extent that any of our webpages or applications accessible though the URL http://www.aperam.com is ruled by additional or different practices or policies, these practices or policies will be accessible on that page.

Modifications:

Aperam reserves the right to modify or update the Terms of Use at its sole discretion, at any time and without prior announcement. You are responsible for informing yourself of the Terms of Use in force at the time of use of this website. Your continued usage of the website following the posting of changes to these Terms of Use will mean you accept those changes.

Copyright:

Any and all intellectual property rights associated with the website and its contents (including, but not limited to: text, graphic images, audio, video, html code, buttons, trademarks, software, logos) are the sole property of Aperam or its affiliates, unless otherwise clearly indicated or in any other way perceivable as third party rights.

The abovementioned content may not be sold, distributed, transmitted, copied, modified or decompiled, in any way, without the prior written consent of Aperam. Any unauthorized use of the content is expressly prohibited and may constitute a violation of copyright law, trademark law, patent law or other industrial property rights.

You may only download, display and print one copy of the website on your personal computer for private and personal purposes and/or purposes allowed by the applicable law.

Restrictions of use of the website:

In addition to other restrictions otherwise set forth in these Terms of Use, you agree that:
(a) you shall not disguise the origin of information transmitted through the website
(b) you shall not place false or misleading information on the website
(c) you shall not use or access any service, information, application or software available via the website in a manner not expressly permitted by Aperam
(d) some areas of the website may be restricted to suppliers and or customers of Aperam

Disclaimer of Warranties:

Aperam has compiled and organized the content of this website to the best of its knowledge and provides it on an "as is" basis. No representation is made or warranty given, either express or implied, for the completeness, accuracy, reliability, security, timeliness, or fitness for a particular purpose, of the content of the website or the non-existence of any viruses on the website.

No information obtained by you from the website shall create any warranty not expressly stated by Aperam in these Terms of Use.

Aperam reserves the right to modify or close the website at its own discretion and without prior announcement.

Limitation of liability:

You agree to access and to use the website at your own risk. Aperam cannot be held liable for any direct or indirect or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind (whether based on contract, tort, delict, warranty or any other legal theory) resulting from access or use, or from the inability to use this website, from inaccuracies or omissions in this website, from any decisions you may make based on information contained in this website, from viruses from this website, or non-accessibility of this website, even if Aperam has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If you are dissatisfied with the website, its services, its content, or with the Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the website.

Financial disclaimer:

Nothing contained in the website shall be deemed to be either advice of a financial nature to act or not to act in any way whatsoever or an invitation to invest or deal in any form of investment, whether listed or unlisted, in Aperam or any of its entities.

The website has not been submitted to the US Securities and Exchange Commission nor to any other competent authority as required whenever there is a public offer or financial products and services.

Certain information discussed in this website may constitute forward-looking statements regarding the financial positions, results of operations, business and industrial strategy of Aperam. More generally, when used in this website, the words "foresee(s)", "aim(s)", "expect(s)", "intend(s)", "will", "may", "believe(s)", "anticipate(s)" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on hypotheses that may prove incorrect and are subject to risks and uncertainties, including fluctuations in exchange rates, raw material costs, the capacity to achieve cost reductions without negatively impacting on operations, environmental regulation issues and general economic and financial conditions.

Aperam is under no responsibility to update such statements in light of new information or future or other events.

Compliance with law:

You agree to use the website in strict compliance with all applicable laws, rulings, and regulations and in a fashion that does not, in the sole judgment of Aperam, negatively reflect on the goodwill or reputation of Aperam and shall take no actions which would cause Aperam to be in violation of any laws, rulings or regulations applicable to Aperam.

Indemnity:

You agree at all times to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Aperam, its agents, affiliates and their respective directors and employees against all actions, proceedings, costs, claims, damages, demands, liabilities and expenses whatsoever sustained, incurred or paid by Aperam directly or indirectly in respect of (i) any information or other content you provide on or through this website and (ii) your use or misuse of the content of this website, including without limitation infringement claims.

Links:

Links to this website are allowed, provided that Aperam is informed prior to the publication of the link: contact@aperam.com. Aperam reserves the right to withdraw this permission in the future. By receiving information about such links, Aperam makes no judgment or warranty with respect to the websites providing such links and Aperam takes no responsibility for these websites.

This website may contain links to websites not operated, controlled or supervised by Aperam. These links are provided solely as a convenience for you. If you follow these links, you'll leave the website, and will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policy applicable to those websites. By providing such links, Aperam makes no judgment or warranty with respect to the websites accessible through the links and Aperam takes no responsibility to these websites.

Privacy policy:

1. Personal data

Non personal and aggregated information collected automatically

When you visit our Site, non personal information is recorded by the standard operation of Aperam's Internet servers, in order to monitor and enhance your online experience. Such recorded information may include (without being limited to) your IP address, the name of your internet service provider, the operating system and the type of browser you used, the date and duration of your visit, the name(s) of the visited page(s), the amount of transferred data.

Personal information that you choose to submit

As a general policy, you are not required to disclose your personal data as a condition of using this website. No personally identifiable information, such as your name, address, or e-mail address, is automatically collected from your visit to the website.

However, Aperam website's various registration forms and surveys may request that you give us contact information (such as your name, mailing and/or e-mail address) and profile data (such as your preferences). In many cases, you choose the amount of information you supply (e.g. when sending us information through the Site, you may choose to include only an e-mail address for replies). There may be cases, however, where some of the information requested is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. In such cases, if you do not provide mandatory personal information with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.
If you request information through this website and supply Aperam with your e-mail address or your name and postal address, you accept that this data will be used for the purpose of providing the requested information and that Aperam may use this data in the future to provide other information about Aperam that might be of interest to you.

You have the right to consult your personal data, to correct your personal data, if necessary, and to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data. For this purpose you may contact Aperam at the following address:
Aperam
12c, rue Guillaume Kroll
L-1882 Luxembourg
contact@aperam.com

Personnally identifiable information is never sold or leased to any third parties outside of Aperam group. Aperam may disclose user information in special cases when we have reasons to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with Aperam's rights or property, other users of the website, or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities.

2. "Vacancies"

If you apply for jobs through the website, you accept that the application will be processed either by Aperam or by the relevant subsidiary within the Aperam group. Aperam or the relevant subsidiary will use the personal data supplied by the applicants for the purpose of processing the application. Applicants have the right to consult their personal data, to correct the personal data, if necessary, and to withdraw their consent to the use of their personal data. For this purpose applicants may contact the recipient of the application at the e-mail address to which they have sent the application or to joboffers@aperam.com if the application was made via this address.

3. Use of cookies

Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual's computer hard drive for record keeping purposes. Cookies make using our Sites easier by, among other things, saving your passwords and preferences for you. These cookies are restricted for use only on our Sites, and do not transfer any personal information to any other party. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies; however, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or indicate when a cookie is being sent. (Note: you will need to consult the help area of your browser application for instructions.) If you choose to disable your cookies setting or refuse to accept a cookie, some parts of Aperam websites will not function properly or may be considerably slower.

4. Use of IP addresses

An IP address is a number that's automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet provider whenever you're surfing the Web. When you request pages from Aperam's website, our servers log your IP address. Aperam collects IP addresses for the purposes of system administration, to audit the use of our Site. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable, which means that your session will be logged, but you are anonymous to us. We may exceptionally use your IP addresses in cooperation with your Internet provider to identify you if we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Use or to protect our service, Sites, customers, or others.

5. Security

Security for all personally identifiable information is extremely important to us. Once we receive your transmission, we make our best efforts to ensure its security on our systems. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Aperam cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk.

Contact:

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of our Sites, or your dealings with our Sites, you can contact: Aperam contact@aperam.com.

Information provided by you via general e-mail inquiries to Aperam such as your e-mail address is used only to respond to your inquiries in the ordinary course of business, and is never shared with third parties.

General:

You may not assign these Terms of Use or any of your interests, rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid by any court having competent jurisdiction, the invalidity of such provision shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions of these Terms of Use, which shall remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Jurisdiction:

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT ANY PROCEEDINGS ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, ITS INFORMATION, SERVICES AND CONTENT SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE LAWS OF LUXEMBOURG. THE COURTS IN LUXEMBOURG SHALL HAVE EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION.