Terms of Use

Applicability

This site is operated and maintained by the Akzo Nobel entity referred to in the "Website Owner" section of this website (hereafter "AkzoNobel" or "we"). Your access to and use of this site is subject to the following Terms of Use. By accessing and using this site, you accept these Terms of Use, without limitation or qualification. Additional terms may apply if you make any orders through the website.

Intellectual property rights

Unless otherwise stated, all intellectual property rights to the contents of this site including but not limited to text, images, audio, video, html-code and buttons (hereafter "Information") are owned by AkzoNobel and/or its group companies. These rights include but are not limited to all copyrights, trade names and trademarks of Akzo Nobel and/or its group companies.

Nothing contained in this site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary interest of AkzoNobel or any third party. This site and the Information provided on this site, may not be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without the prior written consent of AkzoNobel, except that you may download, display, and print one copy of the Information on any single computer solely for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you do not modify the Information in any way and you keep intact all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices.

Information and liability

The Information provided on this site is free of charge and for informational purposes only and does not create a business or professional services relationship between you and AkzoNobel. This site and the Information are provided "as is" and AkzoNobel makes no representation or warranty of any kind with respect to this site or any site or service accessible through this site.

AkzoNobel expressly disclaims all express and implied warranties including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title, and non-infringement. In no event will AkzoNobel be liable to any party for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, consequential, or other damages (including, but not limited to, lost profits, business interruption, loss of programs or data) without regard to the form of action and whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, or otherwise, arising out of or in connection with this site, any Information on or accessed through this site or any site service linked to, or any copying, displaying, or use thereof.

Financial Information

This website may include financial Information. This financial Information, including but not limited to share prices, is for general information purposes only. AkzoNobel shall not be liable for damages resulting from any lack of continuous accuracy or correctness of such financial Information. The publication of financial Information, including but not limited to annual reports or annual accounts, on this website does not constitute an official publication and is not binding.

This website and the Information does not constitute an invitation or an offer to invest in any securities of Akzo Nobel, including but not limited to any type of equity or debt instrument, in any way. Visitors of this website should not base their decision to invest or to trade in the securities of AkzoNobel on this website or the Information published on this website. Future developments and future results may deviate substantially from views, opinions or expectations that may be expressed on this website or in the Information published on this website.

Information of third parties

The Information originating from third parties constitutes an expression of the personal opinions of those third parties. AkzoNobel is not responsible and shall not be liable for such Information. Links on this site may lead to services or sites not operated by AkzoNobel. No judgement or warranty is made with respect to such other services or sites and AkzoNobel takes no responsibility for such other sites or services. A link to another site or service is not an endorsement of that site or service. Any use you make of such Information provided on this site, or any site or service linked to by this site, is at your own risk.

Confidentiality and unauthorized ideas

You are responsible for complying with the laws of the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you agree that you will not access or use the Information on this site in violation of such laws. Unless expressly stated otherwise herein, any information submitted by you through this site shall be deemed non-confidential and non-proprietary. You represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. Because of the open nature of the Internet, we recommend that you not submit information you consider confidential.

AkzoNobel does not accept unauthorized idea submissions outside of established business relationships. To protect the interests of our current clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions with great care. Importantly, without a clear business relationship, AkzoNobel cannot and does not treat any such submissions in confidence. Accordingly, please do not communicate unauthorized idea submissions to AkzoNobel through this website. Any ideas disclosed to AkzoNobel outside a pre-existing and documented confidential business relationship are not confidential and AkzoNobel shall therefore be entitled to develop, use, copy and/or commercially exploit these or similar ideas to the fullest extent and without compensating you or accounting to you. However, if a review is necessary in AkzoNobel's sole discretion, it will be with the understanding that AkzoNobel assumes no obligation to protect the confidentiality of your idea or compensate you for its disclosure or use. By submitting an idea or other detailed submission to AkzoNobel through this website, you agree to be bound by the terms of this stated policy. 

Severability

If these Terms of Use are or become partially void, the parties will continue to be bound by the remainder of the same. The parties shall replace the void part be provisions that are valid and have legal effect that correspond with those of such void part as much as possible, taking into account the content and the purport of these Terms of Use.

In the event that a translation of these Terms of Use differs from the original English version, the English version will prevail.

Applicable law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use shall be exclusively governed by the laws of the country in which AkzoNobel is established. All disputes arising in connection with these Terms of Use, including but not limited to disputes concerning the existence and validity thereof, shall be resolved by the competent courts of aforesaid country.