General Terms and Conditions of Use
Welcome to the website http://www.total.com.cn (hereinafter referred to as the “Website"). By connecting to the Website, you hereby acknowledge that you have fully read, completely understood and accepted without limitation or reservation these General Terms and Conditions of Use and the Personal Data Protection Policy. Please note that if you visit other websites of the Total group, different general terms and conditions of use and policies concerning personal data protection apply to these websites. It is recommended that you carefully read their legal notices.
1. Company publishing the Website
Company publishing the Website (referred to herein as the “Company”):
Total Corporate Management (Beijing) Co., Ltd.
Head office: Room 2808, World Trade Office 1, 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC, 100004
Company type: wholly foreign-invested enterprise (limited liability company)
Registered capital: RMB10,000,000.00 (ten million RMB)
Registered number: 110000450256486
Telephone: +86 10 8590 5666
Publication director: William ZHAO
Marcel, S.A registered capital of 82 990 EUROS, whose head office is located at 133 Champs Elysées, 75008 Paris
Listed in the RCS of Paris: B 381 531 938
Telephone: +33 (0)1 44 43 67 00
Production, hosting, and development of the Internet site:
Acquia Cloud Site Factory located at Frankfurt, Germany
Headquarter located at 53 State Street, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Dun and Bradstreet (D&B): 015922699
Phone number: +1 617-588-9600
The companies within the Total group have their own legal existence and independent legal status. The Company publishing this Website belongs to the Total group. “Total” and “Total group” are sometimes used in this Website for convenience where references are generally made to TOTAL S.A. (the holding company) and/or its subsidiaries and affiliates. Likewise, the words “we”, “us” and “our” are used to refer to the Company or any company of the Total group in general or to those who work for them. These expressions are also used where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies. It cannot be inferred from these expressions that TOTAL S.A. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates are involved in the business and management of any other company of Total group.
2. Information about activities
This Website presents information concerning certain activities of the Company and the Total group. The Company may modify the information contained in this Website at any time and without prior notice. This information is provided as general information without any guarantees that it is fit for any specific purpose.
3. Intellectual property rights
3.a. All information or documents (text, animated or static images, databases, sounds, photographs, know-how or cited products) stored in the Website as well as all elements created for the Website and its general structure are either the property of the Company or the companies within the Total group or are subject to rights to use, duplicate or communicate to the public that have been granted to such. Said information, documents and items are subject to laws protecting copyright insofar as they have been made available to the public via this Website. No license or any right other than to view the Website has been granted to you or any party with regard to intellectual property rights. Duplication of Website documents is authorized solely as information for personal and private usage. Any duplication or usage of copies made for other purposes is formally prohibited and subject to prior and formal authorization by the Company. In all cases, authorized duplication of information stored in this Website must cite the source and make adequate references as to proprietary.
3.b. Distinguishing signs. Unless otherwise stipulated, company names, logotypes, products and brands quoted on the Website are the property of the Company or the companies within the Total group or are subject to rights to use, duplicate or represent that have been granted to such. They may not be used without prior written authorization from the Company.
3.c. Databases. Any databases made available to you are the property of the Company. You are forbidden to extract or reuse a substantial qualitative or quantitative portion of the databases, including for private purposes.
4. Undertakings of the user
4.a. Each visitor of the Website providing information grants the Company all transferable rights concerning said information and authorizes the Company to make use of such as it seems fit. The information thus provided by visitors shall be deemed not confidential, and must be accurate, lawful and non-detrimental to any third party’s interest. However, the information provided is personal data, which means we undertake to process said information in accordance with applicable laws and our Personal Data Protection Policy, which applies to this Website.
4.b. Each visitor of this Website also certifies that s/he complies with these measures and current laws and in particular:
- Has the ability and means required to access the Website and use it
- Has verified that the IT configuration used does not contain any virus and that it is in full working order
- Grants the Company and partners where applicable a right to use the information provided (other than data of a personal nature)
- Must keep confidential and is consequently liable for the use and security of access codes and passwords that the Company may send you to access specific sections. The Company reserves the right to suspend your access to the Website in the event of fraudulent use or attempts at fraudulent use of said access.
5. Hypertext links
5.a. Activation of links. The Company formally declines any liability as to the content of websites to which it provides links. Said links are offered to users of this Website as a service. Please consult the general terms and conditions and the personal data protection policy for the websites in order to understand their practice. The decision to use links is made solely by Website users. We may modify or delete a link on this Website at any moment.
5.b. Link authorization. If you wish to create a hypertext link to this Website, you must obtain prior written authorization from the Company using the contact details provided at the end of this document.
6. Formal notice
6.a. The information (hereinafter referred to as “Information”) available on this www (World Wide Web) server is provided in good faith.
This Information is considered correct and accurate at the moment it is published on the Website. However, the Company neither represents nor guarantees the comprehensiveness or accuracy of the Information. You fully incur the risks arising from your reliance on such information. Under no circumstances will the Company be liable for injury arising from reliance on or use of the Information.
The Information shall not be deemed a recommendation to use information, products, procedures, equipment or formulae contravening a patent, copyright or registered trademark. The Company declines any explicit or implicit liability in the event that the use of the Information contravenes a patent, copyright or registered trademark.
The Company and all directly or indirectly owned subsidiaries or affiliates of the Company and any company within the Total group categorically rejects any and all interpretation that may assimilate the content of its websites to purchase offers or incitements to acquire shares or other listed or unlisted negotiable securities of TOTAL S.A. or any company of the Total group.
No explicit or implicit guarantee is given regarding the commercial nature of the Information or its suitability for a given purpose as well as the products to which said Information refers.
Under no circumstances does the Company undertake to update or correct the Information on the Website or otherwise disseminated on the Internet or on its web servers. Similarly, the Company reserves the right to amend or correct the content of its Website at any time without prior notification.
6.b. The Information presented in this Website may contain forward-looking statements concerning the financial position, operating results, activities and industrial strategy of the Company, TOTAL S.A. and/or companies of the Total group. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management and on the information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include information concerning forecasts, projections, anticipated synergies, and other information concerning possible or assumed future results and may be preceded by, followed by, or otherwise include the words “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “intends”, “plans”, “targets”, “estimates” or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are not assurances of results or values. They involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. Future results may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Many of the factors that will determine these results and values are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict.
The Company does not undertake and is not required to update or revise such forward-looking statements, in particular as a result of new information or subsequent events or other factors. Additional information concerning material factors that may have an effect on the financial results of the Total group may be consulted in documentation filed with the French Autorité des marchés financiers (AMF) and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or other competent authority.
6.c. The Company does not guarantee that the Website will operate without interruption or that the servers ensuring access to it operate and/or the third-party sites to which hypertext links refer do not contain viruses.
7. Updates of terms and conditions of use of the Website and applicable law
The Company may update these General Terms and Conditions of Use of the Website at any time. All Amended and updated terms and conditions shall automatically become effective after they are posted on the Website. Consequently, you are invited to regularly refer to the latest General Terms and Conditions of Use in effect.
These general terms and conditions of use of the Website are subject to the laws of the People’s Republic of China. Any dispute arising from or in connection with these General Terms and Conditions of Use shall be submitted to China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (“CIETAC”) for arbitration in Beijing of China in accordance with CIETAC’s existing arbitration rules. The arbitral award is final and binding upon both the Company and the user.
8. Contact details
You may direct all questions concerning conditions of use of the Website by e-mail to hd.comms-China@total.com or by post to the following address:
Department/service name: Legal Department
Address: Room 2808, World Trade Office 1, 1 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing, PRC, 100004