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Conditions of Use

Website terms & conditions effective August 1 2005 (see further down page for general business terms and conditions) 
 
1. Introduction 
The Website Owner, including subsidiaries and affiliates ("Website" or "Website Owner" or "we" or "us" or "our") provides the information contained on this website or any of the pages comprising the website ("website") to visitors ("visitors") (cumulatively referred to as "you" or "your" hereinafter) subject to the terms and conditions set out in these website terms and conditions, the privacy policy and any other relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices which may be applicable to a specific section or module of this website. 
 
2. Information on the Website 
Whilst every effort is made to update the information contained on this website, neither the Website Owner nor any third party or data or content provider make any representations or warranties, whether express, implied in law or residual, as to the sequence, accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, opinions, any share price information, research information, data and/or content contained on the website (including but not limited to any information which may be provided by any third party or data or content providers) ("information") and shall not be bound in any manner by any information contained on the website. the Website Owner reserves the right at any time to change or discontinue without notice, any aspect or feature of this website. No information shall be construed as advice and information is offered for information purposes only and is not intended for trading purposes. You and/or your company rely on the information contained on this website at your own risk. Product images used may differ from the actual product delivered. Library images and/or actual images may be used to depict products. If you find an error or omission at this site, please let us know. 
 
3. Trade Marks 
The trade marks, names, logos and service marks (collectively "trade marks") displayed on this website are registered and unregistered trade marks of the Website Owner and it's product suppliers. Nothing contained on this website should be construed as granting any licence or right to use any trade mark without the prior written permission of the Website or trade mark owner. 
 
4. External Links 
External links may be provided for your convenience, but they are beyond the control of the Website Owner and no representation is made as to their content. Use or reliance on any external links and the content thereon provided is at your own risk. When visiting external links you must refer to that external websites terms and conditions of use. No hypertext links shall be created from any website controlled by you or otherwise to this website without the express prior written permission of the Website Owner. Please contact us if you would like to link to this website or would like to request a link to your website. 
 
5. Public Forums and User Submissions 
The Website Owner is not responsible for any material submitted to the public areas by you (which include bulletin boards, hosted pages, chat rooms, or any other public area found on the website. Any material (whether submitted by you or any other user) is not endorsed, reviewed or approved by the Website Owner. The Website Owner reserves the right to remove any material submitted or posted by you in the public areas, without notice to you, if it becomes aware and determines, in its sole and absolute discretion that you are or there is the likelihood that you may, including but not limited to 
5.1 
defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the rights of other users or any third parties; 
5.2
publish, post, distribute or disseminate any defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful material or information; 
5.3
post or upload files that contain viruses, corrupted files or any other similar software or programmes that may damage the operation of the Website Owner's and/or a third party's computer system and/or network; 
5.4
violate any copyright, trade mark, other applicable Great Britain or international laws or intellectual property rights of the Website Owner or any other third party; 
5.5
submit contents containing marketing or promotional material which is intended to solicit business. 
 
6. Specific Use 
You further agree not to use the website to send or post any message or material that is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, indecent, threatening, harmful, vulgar, obscene, sexually orientated, racially offensive, profane, pornographic or violates any applicable law and you hereby indemnify the Website Owner against any loss, liability, damage or expense of whatever nature which the Website Owner or any third party may suffer which is caused by or attributable to, whether directly or indirectly, your use of the website to send or post any such message or material. 
 
7. Warranties 
The Website Owner makes no warranties, representations, statements or guarantees (whether express, implied in law or residual) regarding the website, the information contained on the website, your or your company's personal information or material and information transmitted over our system. 
 
8. Disclaimer of Liability 
The Website Owner shall not be responsible for and disclaims all liability for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct, indirect or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever which may be suffered by you or any third party (including your company), as a result of or which may be attributable, directly or indirectly, to your access and use of the website, any information contained on the website, your or your company's personal information or material and information transmitted over our system. In particular, neither the Website Owner nor any third party or data or content provider shall be liable in any way to you or to any other person, firm or corporation whatsoever for any loss, liability, damage (whether direct or consequential), personal injury or expense of any nature whatsoever arising from any delays, inaccuracies, errors in, or omission of any share price information or the transmission thereof, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon or occasioned thereby or by reason of non-performance or interruption, or termination thereof. 
 
9. Use of the Website 
The Website Owner does not make any warranty or representation that information on the website is appropriate for use in any jurisdiction (other than Great Britain ). By accessing the website, you warrant and represent to the Website Owner that you are legally entitled to do so and to make use of information made available via the website. 
 
10. General 
10.1 Entire Agreement. 
These website terms and conditions constitute the sole record of the agreement between you and the Website Owner in relation to your use of the website. Neither you nor the Website Owner shall be bound by any express tacit or implied representation, warranty, promise or the like not recorded herein. Unless otherwise specifically stated these website terms and conditions supersede and replace all prior commitments, undertakings or representations, whether written or oral, between you and the Website Owner in respect of your use of the website. 
10.2 Alteration. 
the Website Owner may at any time modify any relevant terms and conditions, policies or notices. You acknowledge that by visiting the website from time to time, you shall become bound to the current version of the relevant terms and conditions (the "current version") and, unless stated in the current version, all previous versions shall be superseded by the current version. You shall be responsible for reviewing the then current version each time you visit the website. 
10.3 Conflict. 
Where any conflict or contradiction appears between the provisions of these website terms and conditions and any other relevant terms and conditions, policies or notices, the other relevant terms and conditions, policies or notices which relate specifically to a particular section or module of the website shall prevail in respect of your use of the relevant section or module of the website. 
10.4 Waiver. 
No indulgence or extension of time which either you or the Website Owner may grant to the other will constitute a waiver of or, whether by estoppel or otherwise, limit any of the existing or future rights of the grantor in terms hereof, save in the event or to the extent that the grantor has signed a written document expressly waiving or limiting such rights. 
10.5 Cession.. 
The Website Owner shall be entitled to cede, assign and delegate all or any of its rights and obligations in terms of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices to any third party. 
10.6 Severability. 
All provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices are, notwithstanding the manner in which they have been grouped together or linked grammatically, severable from each other. Any provision of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices, which is or becomes unenforceable in any jurisdiction, whether due to voidness, invalidity, illegality, unlawfulness or for any reason whatever, shall, in such jurisdiction only and only to the extent that it is so unenforceable, be treated as pro non scripto and the remaining provisions of any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall remain in full force and effect. 
10.7 Applicable laws. 
Any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Great Britain without giving effect to any principles of conflict of law. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of Great Britain in respect of any disputes arising in connection with the website, or any relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices or any matter related to or in connection therewith. 
10.8 Comments or Questions. 
If you have any questions, comments or concerns arising from the website, the privacy policy or any other relevant terms and conditions, policies and notices or the way in which we are handling your personal information please contact us using the links provided on this site. 
 
Copyright Notice Effective 1 August 2005 
 
Copyright © Marine Power Limited 2005 
All aspects of this web site - design, text, graphics, applications, software, underlying source code and all other aspects - are copyright Marine Power Limited and its affiliates or content and technology providers. 
In accessing these web pages, you agree that any downloading of content is for personal, non-commercial reference only. No part of this web site may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without prior permission of the Website Owner. 
For rights clearance please contact us using the links providie on this site. 
 
TradeMarks 
TradeMarks are covered in the Terms and Conditions section. Please see also our Privacy Policy. 
 
General Business Terms and Conditions
THESE TERMS OF BUSINESS APPLY TO ALL CONTRACTS FOR WORK AND FACILITIES OR GOODS UNDERTAKEN ON OR AFTER 1 AUGUST 2005
 
1.1 We shall not be liable for any loss or damage caused by any event or circumstance beyond our reasonable control (such as extreme weather conditions, the actions of third parties not employed by us or any defect in any part of a customer’s or third party’s vessel); this extends to loss or damage to vessels, gear, equipment or other goods left with us for repair or storage, and harm to persons entering our premises or using any of our facilities or equipment.
1.2
We shall take all reasonable and proportionate steps having regard to the nature and scale of our business to maintain security at our premises, and to maintain our facilities and equipment in reasonably good working order. Subject to this and in the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by us vessels, gear, equipment or other goods are left with us at the customer’s own risk and customers should ensure that their own personal and property insurance covers such risks.
 
1.3
We shall not be under any duty to salvage or preserve a customer’s vessel or other property from the consequences of any defect in the vessel or property concerned unless we shall have been expressly engaged to do so by the customer on commercial terms. Similarly we shall not be under any duty to salvage or preserve a customer’s vessel or other property from the consequences of an accident which has not been caused by our negligence or another breach of duty on our part. However we reserve the right to do so in any appropriate circumstances, particularly where a risk is posed to the safety of people, property or the environment. Where we do so we shall be entitled to charge the customer concerned on a normal commercial basis.
1.4
Customers may themselves be liable for any loss or damage caused by them, their crew or their vessels and while their vessel or other property is on our premises or is being worked on by us they shall be obliged to maintain adequate insurance, including third party liability cover for not less than £2,000,000, and, where appropriate, Employers’ Liability cover in respect of any employee to at least the statutory minimum. The customer shall be obliged to produce evidence to us of such insurance within 7 days of a request to do so.
 
2 PRICES AND ESTIMATES
2.1
In the absence of express agreement to the contrary our price for work shall be based on time and materials expended and services provided.
2.2
When we give an estimate or indication of price - in writing or orally - we will exercise skill and judgement in doing so. Such estimates are subject always to the accuracy of information provided by the customer and are usually based only on a superficial examination and will not include the cost of any additional repairs or work found necessary to the vessel and/or gear or equipment during the work nor the cost of any extensions to the work comprised in the estimate.
2.3 
We will inform the customer promptly of any proposed increase in estimated prices and the reasons therefor and will only proceed with the work or supply with the approval of the customer. The customer shall remain responsible for the cost of labour and materials already supplied or remaining to be supplied which are not affected by the proposed increase in price.
 
3 DELAYS
3.1
The time for completion of our work is given in good faith but is not guaranteed. We shall not be responsible for any delay in completion of the work or for the consequences of any such delay unless it arises from our wilful acts or omissions or from our negligence.
 
4 VESSEL MOVEMENTS
4.1
We reserve the right to move any vessel, gear, equipment or other goods at any time for reasons of safety, security or good management of our business and premises.
 
5 PAYMENT
5.1
Unless otherwise agreed between us the price of all work, goods and services shall be due immediately on invoice date.
5.2
Where a customer delays in payment for more than 30 days or withholds more than a proportionate sum against rectification of any alleged defects we reserve the right to charge interest on the outstanding amount at 4% over Barclays Bank Plc base rate.
5.3
We reserve a general right (“a general lien”) to detain and hold onto a customer’s vessel or other property pending payment by the customer of any sums actually due to us. We shall be entitled to charge the customer for storage and the provision of any ongoing services at our normal daily rates until actual payment (or provision of security) by the customer and removal of the vessel or property from our premises. The customer shall at any time be entitled to remove the vessel or other property upon providing proper security, for example a letter of guarantee from a Bank reasonably acceptable to us or lodgement of a cash deposit with a professional third party agent or with the British Marine Federation, sufficient to cover the debt with interest and, where the debt is contested, a reasonable provision for our prospective legal costs. This right does not affect the customer’s entitlement to withhold a proportionate part of the price in respect of alleged defects but where that amount is in dispute between us the customer shall be required to provide security for the full amount pending resolution of the dispute.
5.4
Our customers’ attention is drawn also to the note at Clause 9.2 of these Terms of Business regarding other rights which exist at law.
 
6 GUARANTEE
6.1
Advice on whether a customer is “a consumer” or otherwise protected by some or all of the consumer protection legislation in force in the United Kingdom may be obtained from any local Trading Standards Office, the Citizens Advice Bureau, the Office of Fair Trading or any firm of Solicitors (who may charge). Online guidance may be obtained at the Government’s Consumer Gateway website at http://www.consumer.gov.uk/
6.2
Where a customer is also a consumer he has certain minimum statutory rights regarding the return of defective goods and claims for losses. These rights are not affected by these terms.
6.3
In addition to the statutory and other rights provided by English law we guarantee our work for a period of 12 months (unless stated otherwise) from completion against all defects which are due to poor workmanship or defective materials supplied by us . We shall be liable under this guarantee only for defects appearing during this 12-month period (unless stated otherwise) which must be promptly notified to us in writing at our trading address or registered office [set out on our letterhead]. The geographical area within which this guarantee will be honoured is restricted to the [United Kingdom].
6.4
On notification by the customer of such defects, we will investigate the cause and if they are our responsibility under the terms of this guarantee we will promptly remedy them or, at our option, employ other specialist contractors to do so. Any remedial work which is put in hand by the customer other than through ourselves in accordance with the terms of this guarantee may invalidate this guarantee in respect of such defects if we are not advised beforehand and given the opportunity to inspect and agree such work and its cost.
6.5
Where we supply goods or services to a partnership or company or to a customer who is acting in the course of a business or a commercial operation (a “Business Customer”) then:
6.5.1 No article supplied by us to a Business Customer shall carry any express or implied term as to its quality or its fitness for any particular purpose unless prior to the supply the Business Customer has sufficiently explained the purpose for which it is required and made it clear that he is relying on our skill and judgement.
6.5.2 No proprietary article specified by name, size or type by a Business Customer shall carry any such express or implied term but we will assign to the Business Customer any rights we may have against the manufacturer or importer of that article.
6.5.3 We accept no liability to indemnify a Business Customer against any loss of profit or turnover which he or his customer or any other person may sustain in consequence of the failure of any faulty or unfit article supplied by us.
 
7 QUALITY STANDARDS
7.1
We will complete our work to the agreed specification and, in the absence of any other contractual term as to quality, to a satisfactory quality.
 
8 ACCESS TO PREMISES/WORK ON THE VESSEL
8.1
Subject to the terms of Clause
8.2
no work shall be done on the vessel, gear, equipment or other goods while on our premises without our prior written consent other than minor running repairs or minor maintenance of a routine nature by the customer, his regular crew or members of his family not causing nuisance, or annoyance to any other customer or person residing in the vicinity, nor interfering with our schedule of work, nor involving access to prohibited areas. 8.2 Prior written consent will not be unreasonably withheld where: 8.2.1 The work is of a type for which we would normally employ a specialist subcontractor; or 8.2.2 The work is being carried out under warranty by the manufacturer and/or supplier of the vessel or any part of the equipment to which the warranty relates.
8.3
In every case neither the customer nor his invitees shall have access to the vessel during periods of work by us on the vessel without our prior consent, which shall not be unreasonably withheld.
 
9 RIGHT OF SALE
9.1
Where we accept vessels, gear, equipment or other goods for repair, refit, maintenance or storage we do so subject to the provisions of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977. This Act confers a Right of Sale on us in circumstances where the customer fails to collect or accept re-delivery of the goods (which includes a vessel and/or any other property). Such sale will not take place until we have given notice to the customer in accordance with the Act. For the purpose of the Act it is recorded that: 9.1.1 Goods for repair or other treatment are accepted by us on the basis that the customer is the owner of the goods or the owner’s authorised agent and that he will take delivery or arrange collection when the repair or treatment has been carried out; 9.1.2 Our obligation as custodian of goods accepted for storage ends on our notice to the customer of termination of that obligation; 9.1.3 The place for delivery and collection of goods shall be at our premises unless agreed otherwise. Advice regarding the Act and its effect may be obtained from any of the sources referred to at Clause 6.1 above.
9.2
Maritime Law entitles us in certain other circumstances to bring action against a vessel to recover a debt or damages. Such action may involve the arrest of the vessel through the Courts and its eventual sale by the Court. This right of arrest and sale may continue to exist against a vessel following a change of ownership. Sale of a vessel may also occur through the ordinary enforcement of a judgment debt against the Owner of a vessel or other property.
 
10 SUB-CONTRACTING
10.1
We may sub-contract all or part of the work entrusted to us by the customer, on terms that any such sub-contractor shall have the protection and benefit of all rights and conditions, and of all limitations and exclusions of liability, contained in these Terms of Business. Where we exercise this right we shall remain responsible to the customer for the performance of our subcontractor.
 
11 NOTICES
11.1
Notice to a customer shall be sufficiently served if personally given to him or if sent by first class post to the customer’s last known address. Notices to us should be sent by first class post to our principal trading address or registered office.
 
12 LAW AND JURISDICTION
12.1
Any contract or series of contracts made subject to these terms shall be subject to and governed by English law and 12.2 In the case of Business Customers any dispute arising under them shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales. 12.3 In the case of customers who are consumers or who are not contracting in the course of business any dispute shall be submitted to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of England and Wales.