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Terms of Service

 

PLEASE READ THESE CUSTOMER TERMS OF SERVICE CAREFULLY.
1. THE AGREEMENT

These terms and conditions (the "Agreement") governs the rights and obligations between Xeneta AS ("Xeneta") and the person or entity (the "Customer") using the products and services (the "Products") provided by Xeneta.

2. ABOUT XENETA - XENETA'S PRODUCTS

Xeneta is a company registered in Norway with business registration number 998 053 501 and with offices at Thorvald Meyers Gate 7, NO-0555 Oslo, Norway.

Xeneta offers Products to help facilitate a transparent marketplace for global trade.

The details of the Products and prices offered will be informed by Xeneta upon request.

3. BINDING AGREEMENT - RIGHT TO REFUSE ORDERS

The Product and prices agreed by Xeneta and the Customer will be set out in the order form (the "Order Form") which Xeneta will submit to the Customer. The Customer will be bound by this Agreement by signing the Order Form.

The Customer shall return the signed Order Form to Xeneta.

If a natural person enters into the Agreement on behalf of a company, corporation or other legal entity (jointly a "Corporation"), that natural person warrants that it has the appropriate powers and authority to act on behalf of and legally commit the Corporation that he/she pretends to represent.

The Customer is responsible for providing Xeneta with correct contact details.

If the Customer orders additional Products from Xeneta, a binding Agreement for the additional Products is entered into when the Customer signs an Order Form specifying the additional Product and the price.

Xeneta reserves the right not to accept process and/or fulfill the Customer's order for any reason, hereunder if there are obvious inaccuracies in Xeneta's prices, except that Xeneta subject to acceptance from the Customer may fulfill the order at the corrected price. If Xeneta does not accept the Customer's order, Xeneta shall notify the Customer as soon as possible.

4. PAYMENT

The Customer shall pay the applicable fee for the relevant Product(s) in accordance with the Order Form in advance of receiving the services provided by Xeneta.

Xeneta shall invoice the Customer for the applicable fee. Invoiced fees are due 30 days from the invoice date if nothing else is specified in the Order Form.

The Customer is responsible for providing complete and accurate billing and contact information to Xeneta and notifying Xeneta of any changes to such information.

If the Customer provides credit card information to Xeneta, the Customer authorizes Xeneta to charge such credit card for any payment under the Agreement, as well as for any additional Products purchased by the Customer from Xeneta. 

In the case of late payment, hereunder Xeneta not being able to charge the Customer’s credit card when an amount is due, the prevailing default interest according to the Norwegian Default Act  § 3, first paragraph, applies.

5. THE CUSTOMER’S OBLIGATION TO INPUT DATA

Unless otherwise explicitly specified for the relevant Product, the Customer shall regularly update certain data (the "Data"), as specified from time to time.

The Customer is responsible for all Data being complete and correct, and is also responsible for having obtained any consents etc. necessary to legally share the Data with Xeneta.

If the Customer does not fulfill its obligation to share Data in accordance with this clause, Xeneta may shut down the Customer's access to the Product(s) ordered without any further notice.

6. XENETA'S USE OF DATA

Xeneta may use the Data free of charge and without any time limit, as long as this is done on an anonymous basis (“Compiled Data”).

Xeneta is hereunder entitled to compile and analyze the Data to prepare reports, studies, analyses, and otherwise as part of the Products offered from time to time.

Xeneta shall have exclusive ownership rights to and the exclusive right to use such Compiled Data for any purpose, including but not limited to as part of its Products, towards other customers, for advertising, marketing and promotion of networking opportunities to other and prospective customers.

Xeneta may however not distribute Compiled Data in a manner that is identifiable as the Customer’s data without first obtaining the prior written consent of the Customer.

Xeneta may not disclose to third parties or use any Data, except as set out in this clause or as is reasonably necessary to perform its other rights and obligations under this Agreement (including disclosing Data as authorized by the Customer) or to comply with any legal, regulatory or similar requirement.

7. LIMITATION ON THE USE AND DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION BY THE CUSTOMER

The purpose of Xeneta's portfolio of Products is to increase transparency in the sea container shipping business in order to enable market operators to adapt more efficiently to market conditions. Pursuant to applicable competition law the sharing of information between competitors may not take place if it may restrict competition. In particular any information sharing that enables the market operators to foresee other operators' future conduct may violate applicable law.

The Customer undertakes to:

  • Limit the use of Products and of Information (as defined in clause 9 below) to own market intelligence
  • Not disseminate Information outside its own organization, including but not limited to other legal entities and Group companies operating on the same, previous or subsequent level of the value chain (shippers, freight forwarders, carriers)
  • Not attempt to disaggregate or obtain information specific to individual market operators through reverse engineering or other treatment of data contained in the Products or Information
  • The Customer is encouraged to make its own assessment regarding competition law compliance.
8. DISCLAIMER - NO WARRANTIES

The Product and any and all data, material and information made available to the Customer through the relevant Products (the "Information") is provided without any warranties or similar from Xeneta, neither explicit nor implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the Information. The information is in general intended only to give a general overview of the subject matter.

Xeneta aims to update the Information on a regular basis and may change the Information at any time. Any Information may however be out of date at any given time, and Xeneta has no obligation to update the Information.

Xeneta will use reasonable efforts, consistent with prevailing industry standards and practices, to maintain the availability of the web site Xeneta.com (the "Website"). Nonetheless, the Website may be temporarily unavailable for scheduled maintenance and/or unscheduled emergency maintenance or due to causes beyond Xeneta's reasonable control.

Xeneta does not warrant that the Product(s) or the Website will be uninterrupted, free of technical errors, viruses or other technologically harmful material.

If necessary for security reasons or any other reason, Xeneta may suspend and/or close the Customer's access to the Website and the Product(s).

Xeneta waives any and all responsibility or liability for any defects, incompleteness or other errors in or unavailability of the Product(s), the Information and/or the Website.

Xeneta has used reasonable efforts to design the Products so that the Products are compliant with applicable law. Xeneta can however not guarantee that the Products or the Customer's use of Information will not be alleged or deemed to be inconsistent with applicable law. The Customer acknowledges that Xeneta expressly waives any liability for the Customer's use of the Products or any Information and that the Customer cannot make any claim against Xeneta related to its use of the Product or any Information.

9. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

Xeneta is the owner or the licensee of the Website and the underlying technology, all Information and the Product(s), and services provided via the Website, including all Intellectual Property Rights vested in, related to or derived from the same.

"Intellectual Property Rights" include all patents, copyrights, design rights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, know-how, database rights and other rights in the nature of intellectual property rights (whether registered or not) and all applications for the same which may exist now, or in the future as well as the goodwill vested therein.

Xeneta grants the Customer a non-exclusive, non-transferable license for the duration of and on the term and conditions of the Agreement to use the Product(s) to download, store, transmit, display and copy Information for internal use and the Intellectual Property Rights inherent in the same.

The Customer shall not modify, reproduce, duplicate, copy or re-sell any the Product(s) or any Information.

Xeneta shall have the right to use the Customer's trademarks and trade names for advertising purposes related to Xeneta.

10. CONFIDENTIALITY

The Product(s), the Information as well as the Intellectual Property Rights and the content of this Agreement and other data, information or material provided by Xeneta shall be deemed as Confidential Information.

Confidential Information shall not be disclosed to any other person without obtaining Xeneta's explicit prior written consent.

The Customer shall not exploit Xeneta's Confidential Information in any way except for the purposes anticipated under this Agreement.

If the Customer suspects unauthorized use of Confidential Information such as, but not restricted to, copying, use or disclosure without Xeneta's prior written consent the Customer shall immediately notify Xeneta.

11. LINKING TO THE WEBSITE

The Customer may link to the home page of the Website, provided this is done in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage or take advantage of Xeneta's reputation. The Customer may not establish a link in a way that suggests any form of association, approval or endorsement between the parties where none such exists.

The Customer may not create a link to any part of the Website other than the home page. The Customer may not establish a link to the Website from a website that is not owned by the Customer.

The Customer may under no circumstances use automatic services (robots, spiders, indexation etc.) or other ways of systematic or regular use of the Information.

Xeneta reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without cause and notice. If the Customer wish to make any use of Xeneta's material other than set out above, the Customer must obtain prior written permission from Xeneta.

12. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Xeneta is not liable for any direct or indirect loss or any consequential damages incurred by the Customer, hereunder for any inaccuracies, errors or similar in the Information or any action or inaction taken in reliance upon the Product(s) or the Information, save in the event of fraud, willful misconduct or intentional misrepresentation on the part of Xeneta.

13. INDEMNITY

The Customer shall defend, indemnify and hold Xeneta harmless from and against any and all losses, suits, expenses (including attorneys’ fees and costs of litigation) and any other liabilities of any nature, regardless of whether the claim is founded or unfounded, that arise out of or in any other way relates to or is derived from the Customer's use of the Information or any Product, and from any claim raised against Xeneta based on that the Customer's use of Products or Information are inconsistent with law, or constitutes breach of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. This indemnity will not apply where the loss, suit, expenses and any other liabilities of any nature are caused or contributed to (to the extent they are caused or contributed to) by Xeneta’s negligence or breach of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

14. TERM

The Agreement is effective from the time when the Agreement is entered into according to clause 3 above and terminates upon the expiry of the subscription period included in the Order Form or any Renewal Term.

The Agreement shall be automatically renewed for one additional year at a time (each a "Renewal Term"), unless either party gives the other a notice of non-renewal at least 30 days before the end of the relevant term, or if the Order Form states any other renewal terms.

Regardless of the above Xeneta has the right to terminate the Agreement or the provision of the Products at any time if so instructed by any court of law, law enforcement body or if so deemed appropriate by Xeneta following any claim or threat by any third party.

15. BREACH OF CONTRACT - TERMINATION

Xeneta may terminate the Agreement with immediate effect in the case of the Customer's material breach of the Agreement, including, but not limited to the following instances:

  1. If the Customer misuses the Product(s), the Information and/or the Website by introducing viruses or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful.
  2. If the Customer attempts to gain unauthorized access to Product(s), the Website or the Information, the server on which the Website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to the Website.
  3. If any amount owing by the Customer under the Agreement or any other agreement with Xeneta is 30 days or more overdue (or 10 days or more overdue in the case of amounts the Customer have authorized Xeneta to charge to the Customer's credit card).

In the instance described in clause 15.1 c) above, Xeneta may, without limiting Xeneta's other rights and remedies, accelerate the Customer's unpaid fee obligations under this Agreement or any other agreements with Xeneta so that all such obligations become immediately due and payable, and may suspend the Agreement until such amounts are paid in full.

16. NOTICES

All notices, claims etc. from the Customer to Xeneta under the Agreement must be given in writing to Xeneta AS, Thorvald Meyers gate 7, 0555 OSLO, Norway or electronically to an address prescribed by Xeneta.

The Customer hereby accepts that any communication from Xeneta to the Customer under the Agreement may be electronic and/or in writing. Xeneta may hereunder contact and give notices to the Customer by email and/or by posting notices on the Website.

The Customer is responsible of notifying Xeneta of any change in the Customer's contact details from the time.

17. ENTIRE AGREEMENT

The Agreement and any document or otherwise expressly referred to in the Agreement represents the entire agreement between Xeneta and the Customer in relation to the subject matter of the Agreement and supersede any prior agreement, understanding or arrangement between the parties, whether oral or in writing.

The Customer acknowledges that, in entering into the Agreement, the Customer has not relied on any representation, undertaking or promise given by Xeneta except as expressly stated in the Agreement.

18. CHANGES TO THE AGREEMENT AND THE PRODUCTS

Xeneta may revise and amend the Agreement and the Products from time to time to reflect applicable contractual or statutory requirements, changes in technology and the Product(s), changes in payment methods, changes in the Website's capabilities and changes in general market conditions affecting Xeneta's business. Any amendment to the Agreement shall be effective from the time of notification of the amendment from Xeneta to the Customer.

19. GOVERNING LAW AND JURISDICTION

The parties' rights and obligations following from the Agreement shall be governed by Norwegian law. The parties shall seek to solve amicably through negotiations any dispute, controversy or claim relating to this Agreement. If the parties fail to solve such dispute, controversy or claim by an amicable written agreement within fourteen days after such negotiations have been initiated by a party, such dispute, controversy or claim shall be submitted to the courts of Norway with Oslo District Court (No. Oslo tingrett) as agreed legal venue.