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Terms of Use

References in these terms of use to 'we', 'us' and 'our' are to KCA Deutag Drilling Limited, trading as KCA Deutag.

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms of use on which you may make use of any of our websites available under KCA Deutag domains: kcadeutag.com; kcadrilling.com; kca-drilling.co.uk; deutag.com; deutag.co.uk; rds.co.uk; rdsoil.com  (each a 'Site') whether as a guest or a registered user. These terms of use apply to your use of any of the Sites.

Use of our Site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our Site.

Please read these terms of use carefully before you start to use our Site, as these will apply to your use of our Site. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference.

By using our Site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you agree to comply with them.

If you do not agree to these terms of use, you must not use our Site.

Other applicable terms

These terms of use refer to our Privacy Policy which can be accessed here and which also applies to your use of our Site. Our Privacy Policy sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Information about us

We are KCA Deutag, the trading name of KCA Deutag Drilling Limited which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbot Group Limited. We operate the Site. We are a company registered in Scotland with registered number SC031961 and with our registered office at KCA Deutag Drilling Ltd, Minto Drive, Altens industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3LW. Our VAT number is GB240220427.

Changes to these terms

We may revise these terms of use at any time by amending this page.

Please check this page from time to time to take notice of any changes we made, as they are binding on you.

Some of the provisions contained in these terms of use may also be superseded by provisions or notices published elsewhere on our Site.

Changes to our Site

We may update our Site from time to time, and may change the content at any time. However, please note that any of the content on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update it.

We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will be free from errors or omissions.

Your access to our Site

Our Site is made available free of charge.

We do not guarantee that our Site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. Access to our Site is permitted on a temporary basis. We may suspend, withdraw, discontinue or change all or any part of our Site without notice. We will not be liable to you if for any reason our Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our Site.

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 other applicable terms and conditions, and that they comply with them.

Security

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.

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.

If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at info@kcadeutag.com.

Intellectual Property Rights

You acknowledge and agree that all intellectual property rights and goodwill in our Site and the material published on it belong either to us or our licensors. No rights in respect of our Site or the material published on it are granted to you other than those expressly set out in these terms of use. All such rights are expressly reserved. 

You may print off a single copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our Site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others to material posted on our Site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our Site must always be acknowledged.

You must not use any part of the content on our Site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors (as relevant).

If you print off, copy or download any part of our Site in breach on these terms of use, your right to use our Site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

All third party trademarks and copyright are acknowledged as the property of their respective owners.

Site changes

We aim to update our Site regularly, and may change the material at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our Site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material published on our Site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.

Our liability

The material displayed on our Site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:

  • All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
  • Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our Site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our Site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
    • loss of income or revenue;
    • loss of business;
    • loss of profits or contracts;
    • loss of anticipated savings;
    • loss of data;
    • loss of goodwill; or
    • wasted management or office time.

whether caused by tort/delict (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable, provided that this condition shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.

Nothing in these terms of use affects our liability for:

  • death or personal injury arising from our negligence; 
  • fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation; or
  • any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a virus, distributed denial-of-service attack, or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our Site or to your downloading of any content on it, or on any website linked to it.

We assume no responsibility for the content of websites linked on our Site. Such links should not be interpreted as endorsement by us of those linked websites. We will not be liable for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Information about you and your visits to our Site

We process information about you in accordance with our privacy policy. By using our Site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.

Prohibited uses

You may use our Site only for lawful purposes.  You may not use our Site:

  • in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
  • in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with the content standards set out below;
  • to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); or
  • to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree:

  • not to reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any part of our Site in contravention of the provisions of these terms of use; and
  • not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:
    • any part of our Site;
    • any equipment or network on which our Site is stored; 
    • any software used in the provision of our Site; or 
    • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party.

Content standards

Any content uploaded to our Site must comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

You must not misuse our Site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our Site, the server on which our Site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our Site. You must not attack our Site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.

By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our Site will cease immediately.

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 our Site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.

Linking to our Site

You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.

Our Site must not be framed on any other Site, nor may you create a link to any part of our Site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.

If you wish to make any use of material on our Site other than that set out above, please contact us at info@kcadeutag.com.

Links to other Sites

Where our Site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. These links do not represent any endorsement or recommendation by us and does not mean that we have any association with the linked website. Similarly, we cannot give any undertaking that items you purchase from companies to whose website we have provided a link on our Site, will be of satisfactory quality, and any such warranties are disclaimed by us absolutely. 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.

Suspension and termination

We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms of use through your use of our Site. When a breach of these terms of use has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.

Failure to comply with these terms of use may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:

• Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our Site.

• Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our Site.

• Issue of a warning to you.

• Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.

• Further legal action against you.

• Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of these terms of use. The responses described in this section are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.

Cookies

There are various technologies, including one called "cookies", which many commercial websites use to provide you with tailored information from a website. A cookie is an element of data that a website can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. Some of our pages will use cookies or other technologies so that we can better serve you when you return to our Site. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Google analytics

Our Site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies (text files placed on your computer) to help the website operators analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using our Site, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

How to reject cookies

If you don’t wish to receive cookies other than those strictly necessary to perform basic features of our Site you can set your browser to reject cookies or to tell you when a website tries to put a cookie on your computer.

Note that most web browsers will accept cookies, but if you would rather that we did not collect data in this way you can choose to accept all or some or reject cookies in your browser's privacy settings.  Rejecting all cookies means that certain features cannot then be provided to you and accordingly you may not be able to take full advantage of all our Site's features. The "Help" menu in the bar of most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. Additionally, you can disable or delete similar data used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the add-ons settings or visiting the website of its manufacturer.

For more information generally on cookies, including how to disable them, please refer to http://www.allaboutcookies.org.  You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your computer.

Jurisdiction and applicable law

These terms of use and the documents referred to in them shall be governed and construed in accordance with Scots law. Any disputes relating to these terms of use, the documents referred to in them or our Site will be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Scottish courts. 

Our customer complaints policy

If you have any queries about these terms of use or our Site or if you wish to make a complaint then please contact us by e-mail at info@kcadeutag.com, by telephone on +44 (0) 1224 299600 or write to us at our registered address found in the information about us section above.

Thank you for visiting our Site.

Last Updated April 2014