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The conditions below allows you to obtain a copy of selected steel information by downloading it remotely from our server at www.meps.co.uk. The "Materials" which can be purchased are set out in Schedule 1 of this Agreement. The copyright, database rights, know how and any other intellectual property rights in the data are and remain the property of MEPS. You are licensed to use them only if you accept all the terms and conditions set out below.

By clicking on the acceptance button which follows this Agreement (marked 'do you accept these terms and conditions?'), you indicate acceptance and the limited warranty and limitation of liability. Such acceptance is either on your own behalf or on behalf of any corporate entity which employs you or which you represent.

You should therefore read this Agreement carefully before clicking on the acceptance button. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you will not be able to continue with your purchase.

4.1 Ownership of materials and copies
The Materials and related documentation is copyrighted works of authorship, and are also protected under applicable database laws. MEPS retain ownership of the Materials and all subsequent copies of the Materials, regardless of the form in which the copies may exist. This Agreement is not a sale of the original Materials or any copies and is for one user only.

4.2 Access
Provided that you have paid the required fee set out in clause 4.3 below, MEPS grants to you a limited access to the Materials for your own use.

4.3 Fees
4.3.1 The fee payable is as set out at the MEPS web site.
4.3.2 All payments will attract VAT at the UK rate if applicable. If you are based outside the UK , VAT may be waived on the provision of your registered VAT number.

4.4 Restrictions
You may not use, copy, modify or transfer the Materials (including any related documentation) or any copy, in whole or in part, including any print-out of all or part of any database, except as expressly provided for in this Agreement. You may not translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, modify or create derivative works based on the Materials. You may not vary, delete or obscure any copyright notices or any product identification or restrictions on or in the Materials.

4.5 No transfer
The Materials are licensed only to you. You may not rent, lease, sub-license, sell, assign, pledge, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Materials, on a temporary or permanent basis, without the prior written consent of MEPS.

4.6 Undertakings
You undertake to:
4.6.1 Include our copyright notice on all and any copies of the Materials, including any partial copies of the Materials, authorised by MEPS to be reproduced.
4.6.2 Hold all tables, specifications, data, listings and all other information relating to the Materials confidential and not at any time disclose the same, whether directly or indirectly, to any third party without MEPS consent.

4.7 No warranty
4.7.1 The information contained in the Materials is obtained from sources on the steel market which MEPS considers to be accurate. MEPS uses its reasonable endeavours to ensure that the information in the Materials is correct and that its analysis is reliable but no warranty is made as to the accuracy of the Materials.
4.7.2 MEPS shall not be liable for any reliance on the Materials by you. You assume the entire risk as to the use and performance of the Materials.
4.7.3 MEPS does not warrant that the Materials will meet your requirements or that its operation will be uninterrupted or error free.

4.8 Limitation of liability
MEPS's entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be:
4.8.1 If you are unable to access the Materials, MEPS will send you an electronic version.

4.9 Exclusion of liability
Except in respect of personal injury or death caused directly by the negligence of MEPS, in no event will MEPS be liable to you for any damages, including any lost profits, lost savings, loss of data or any indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use such Materials, even if MEPS has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Nothing in this Agreement limits liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.

4.10 Changes and Termination
MEPS reserve the right to alter the Materials as they wish.

4.11 Refund Policy
No refund will be payable.

4.12 General
4.12.1 You agree that MEPS shall have the right, after supplying undertakings as to confidentiality, to audit the use of the website to verify compliance with this software Agreement.
4.12.2 Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature arising out of or in relation to this Agreement and the place of performance of this Agreement shall be England the laws of that country shall govern such controversy or claim.
4.12.3 This Agreement constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the licence between MEPS and you with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and supersedes all proposals, representations, understandings and prior agreements, whether oral or written, and all other communications between us relating to that subject matter.
4.12.4 Any clause in this Agreement that is found to be invalid or unenforceable shall be deemed deleted and the remainder of this Agreement shall not be affected by that deletion.
4.12.5 Failure or neglect by either party to exercise any of its rights or remedies under this Agreement will not be construed as a waiver of that party's rights nor in any way affect the validity of the whole or part of this Agreement nor prejudice that party's right to take subsequent action.
4.12.6 This Agreement is personal to you and you may not assign, transfer, sub-contract or otherwise part with this Agreement or any right or obligation under it without MEPS prior written consent.

4.13 Third parties
This Agreement does not create any right enforceable by any person who is not a party to it ('Third Party') under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999, but this clause does not affect any right or remedy of a Third Party which exists or is available apart from that Act.


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