Legal notice

Welcome to the castrol.com web site. This web site is owned and operated by Castrol Limited, registered office address: Wakefield House, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 IRE, United Kingdom.

Visitors to this web site are bound by the terms and conditions set out below. By progressing beyond this screen, you are deemed to accept them. Our Privacy statement governs the use of any personal data that you provde to us via this website. Click on the link in the footer of this page to read our Privacy statement.

Other Castrol websites may contain terms and conditions that are different to these terms and conditions. Please check the terms and conditions of each web site that you visit.

Unless specified otherwise, references in this website to “Castrol” or the “Castrol Group” shall mean Castrol Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

Our liability to you

Castrol Limited is providing this website on an “as is” or “as available” basis, and makes no representations or warranties of any kind with respect to this website or its contents. The information contained in this website is not comprehensive. Despite our efforts, it may not be accurate, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. We cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions in this website and any decisions you make based on information contained in this website are your sole responsibility. Neither Castrol Limited nor the Castrol Group accept liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other loss or damage of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of this website or any information contained in it. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Castrol Limited and the Castrol Group remain liable for any fraudulent misrepresentations contained in this website and for any death or personal injury resulting from our negligence.

The downloading of material from this website is done at your own risk. Castrol Limited does not guarantee or warrant that such materials are free of viruses, worms, trojan horses or other destructive codes. It is your sole responsibility to implement safeguards to protect your computer system and data, and you are responsible for the entire costs of any service, repairs or corrections necessary as a result of the use of this website.

The limitations and exclusions set out in this website shall apply to the fullest extent permitted by the applicable law.

Product information

Where we have provided information about Castrol products on this website including, but not limited to, product data sheets, material safety data sheets, and technical data sheets, all reasonable care has been taken to ensure that this information is accurate as of the date of issue of such documents. Nevertheless, such information may be affected by changes subsequent to the date of issue in the blend formulation, methods of application of any of the products referred to or in the requirements of any specification approval relating to any such products. The properties and specifications of Castrol products may vary from one country to another. Please contact your local Castrol office before using any products in a manner other than as directed. For the avoidance of doubt, liability for product information on this website shall be governed by the terms of the “Our liability to you” section above.

Use of any hyperlink

Neither Castrol Limited nor the Castrol Group are responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party’s website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that Castrol Limited or the Castrol Group have reviewed or approve of the connected third party’s website or its contents – indeed, in certain instances, a hyperlink may connect you to a third party’s website containing views contrary to those expressed on our website or otherwise held by Castrol Limited or the Castrol Group.

Trademarks

The Castrol name and logo are registered trade marks of Castrol Limited. All other trade marks, product names, and company names or logos used in this website are the property of either their respective owners or Castrol Limited. No permission or licence (whether express or implied) is hereby granted regarding the use of any such trade marks, get-up, product names, logos or titles, and such use may constitute infringement of the holder’s rights.

Copyright

The copyright in the contents and any downloads from this website is owned by Castrol Limited, the Castrol Group or third parties. All rights reserved. Castrol Limited, Wakefield House, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN3 1RE, United Kingdom.

You are responsible for obeying all applicable copyright laws. We permit you to make copies of this website as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it, and you may take a print for your personal use of so much of the website as is reasonable for private purposes. All other use is strictly prohibited. You may not frame this site nor link to a page other than the home page without our express written permission.

Non-personal information

Other than in respect of personal information which will be treated in accordance with the Privacy Statement that appears in this website, if you provide information to us, you agree that we have unlimited rights to such information and that we may use such information in any way we choose. Such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.

Changes to this website

The information, material and content provided in the pages of this website may be changed at any time without notice. Changes may also be made to the terms and conditions at any time. You agree to review the terms and conditions regularly and your continued access to or use of this website will mean that you agree to any changes.

What law governs this website?

Your use of this website and downloads from it, and the operation of these terms and conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The courts of England and Wales shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.

In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful, or unenforceable to any extent, such terms shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Terms of use – rss feeds

1 Introduction

1.1 Any reference to “Castrol” in these terms shall mean Castrol Limited and its subsidiaries and affiliates. Access to and use of RSS feeds made available to you through this website (“Castrol Feeds”) is provided by Castrol on the basis of a number of important terms and conditions, which are set out in full below.

1.2 You should carefully read these terms and conditions (“terms”). When you download a Castrol Feed you will be legally bound by these terms, which will take effect from the time you start downloading that Castrol Feed. If you do not agree to be legally bound by these terms, then you should not download any Castrol Feeds.

2 Changes to terms

2.1 We are always looking to improve or update our services and so we may make changes to the Castrol Feeds at any time. We may also make changes to these terms, at any time. You will need to review these terms whenever you download a Castrol Feed. You will be legally bound by the updated or amended terms from the first time that you download a Castrol Feed after Castrol posts the changes on-line.

3 Content

3.1 You may display on your website the content which is available from Castrol and which you elect to receive via a Castrol Feed (“Content”). You may not transfer or sub-license this right to any third party. No rights granted under these terms are exclusive to you.

3.2 All rights in the Content and the Castrol Feeds shall remain in the ownership of Castrol or its third party suppliers and contributors.

3.3 You must attribute responsibility for the Castrol Feed and the Content to us by including either of the following statements: (a)“provided by Castrol Motor Oil and Lubricants”; or (b)“this article is provided by Castrol Motor Oil and Lubricants”. The relevant statement must be incorporated prominently and in full next to or immediately above or below the relevant Castrol Feed or Content.

3.4 You must also include and maintain one of the following next to or immediately above or below the relevant Content as it appears on your website: (a)an active link back to the Content as it appears on our website; or (b)(if it is not technically possible for you to include a link) directions to the Castrol website address from where a website user could access the Castrol version of the relevant Content (e.g. “for the full version of this article, please visit www.castrol.com”)

3.5 You may not: (a)edit or modify any Castrol Feed or Content; (b)use any Castrol Feed or Content for commercial purposes; or (c)redistribute any Castrol Feed or Content;

3.6 These terms do not grant you any rights in any trade marks, trade names or logos owned by Castrol, its third party suppliers and contributors.

4 Conduct

4.1 You are responsible for ensuring that your use of Castrol Feeds and Content is lawful under the laws of any country in which you use them.

4.2 You may not use any Castrol Feed or Content on any website which (or includes content which) would or may damage the reputation of Castrol, Castrol Feeds or the Content. Without limiting the above, you may not use any Castrol Feed or Content on any website which (or includes content which): (a)is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, profane, discriminatory, objectionable or inappropriate; (b)defames, threatens, harasses, abuses or otherwise violates the rights of others; (c)promotes or provides instruction on unlawful conduct or promotes any form of violence or physical harm towards others; (d)infringes the rights of another party.

4.3 You must not state or give the impression that your website been sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by Castrol.

4.4 You must ensure that the terms of use of your website: (a)reserve all Castrol’s rights in the Content; and (b)do not permit visitors to distribute the Content or make any use of the Content other than viewing and printing off for personal non-commercial use (in which case those visitors must retain the attribution wording referred to in section 3.3).

4.5 You must promptly refer any complaints or enquiries in relation to the Content to us at [address].

4.6 You are entirely responsible for your use of Castrol Feeds and Content. You shall be responsible to us for losses, costs, claims, demands, damages and expenses which we may suffer (whether directly or indirectly) as a result of your use of Castrol Feeds and/or Content in breach of these terms.

5 Responsibility

5.1 The extent of our responsibility to you has been determined in the context of the following: (a)access to Castrol Feeds and Content is provided to you as a free of charge of service without any guaranteed term; (b)it is your responsibility to determine the suitability of any Castrol Feed or Content for any particular purpose to which ou wish to put it; (c)you should not rely on Content or its availability via a Castrol Feed and you are responsible for any action you take or do not take as a result of Content; (d)it is your responsibility to ensure that your equipment is enabled with appropriate up-to-date virus checking software before you access or use any Castrol Feed or any Content.

5.2 Whilst we will endeavour to ensure that that Content is accurate, we cannot make any commitment to you that the Content will be accurate or suitable for your use.

5.3 We will exercise reasonable skill and care in providing any service to you. However, we cannot give any commitment that Castrol Feeds or Content will be available uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that Castrol Feeds, their supporting systems or any Content are free of viruses or bugs.

5.4 Castrol can accept no liability to you for any of the following types of loss which you may suffer as a result of your use of Castrol Feeds and/or Content: (a)loss which was not foreseeable to you and Castrol when you first downloaded any Castrol Feed (even if that loss results from Castrol’s failure to comply with these terms or its negligence); (b)any business loss you may suffer, including loss of revenue, profits or anticipated savings (whether those losses are the direct or indirect result of our default); loss which you suffer other than as a result of our failure to comply with these terms or our negligence or breach of statutory duty.

5.5 Castrol can accept no liability to you if it fails, or is interrupted or delayed in the performance of any obligation because of: (a)the non-availability or failure of any telecommunications or computer services, systems, equipment or software operated or provided by you or any third party; (b)any other event not reasonably within Castrol’s control.

5.6 Nothing in these terms will limit Castrol’s liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence.

6 Castrol’s remedies

6.1 Castrol reserves the right at any time and for any reason to temporarily or permanently suspend your right to download any Castrol Feed or use any Content. You must destroy any copies of the Castrol Feeds and cease to use or display any Content if you receive a request to do so from Castrol.

6.2 Castrol may terminate the agreement made with you on these terms at any time without notice if you breach any of the terms. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying any copies of the Castrol Feeds and ceasing to display any Content.

6.3 Following termination of this agreement, you shall cease to be entitled to download any Castrol Feed.

7 General

7.1 You may not assign or transfer this agreement or any rights under it to any third party. We may assign or transfer this agreement or our rights in it to any third party.

7.2 If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.

7.3 If we do not exercise any right under these terms then that shall not constitute a waiver of that right.

7.4 These terms shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and we and you shall bring any court proceedings in the courts of England and Wales.