aapg.org Terms and Conditions of Use
1. Acceptance of Terms.
This Web site is owned and maintained by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. AAPG provides this online service to users subject to the following Terms and Conditions, which may be revised by AAPG from time to time without notice to any user of the Web site. The Terms and Conditions in effect on any particular date shall govern all users’ use of the services provided by this Web site on that date. A user may review the most current version of these Terms and Conditions at any time at this Web site. By a user’s use of any of the services provided by this Web site, the user acknowledges and agrees to abide by these Terms and Conditions.
AAPG automatically receives and records information on its server logs from a user’s browser, including the user’s IP address, page information about the pages the user accesses, and information about the Digital Files the user downloads, for the purposes of tracking usage volume.
AAPG does not rent, sell, or share information about the user with any organization with the following exceptions: (a) AAPG will respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process or to establish or exercise its rights or to defend against claims and (b) when AAPG determines in its sole discretion that it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding suspected illegal activities, suspected fraud, suspected violations of these Terms and Conditions, or otherwise as required by law.
The user agrees to and shall defend, indemnify and hold AAPG harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorney’s fees, made by any third party resulting from the user’s use of the services provided by this Web site, any connection to the services, violation of these Terms and Conditions, or the user's violation of the rights of a third party when in any way associated or connected with this Web site. AAPG is not responsible for the accuracy of information contained in any downloaded article, publication, or other part of the Content and shall not have any liability whatsoever for any direct or consequential damages resulting from the use of any information obtained through this Web site.
The user of this Web site assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this Web site, its server, and the internet generally. The primary purpose of this Web site is to disseminate scientific information and is designed to provide accurate and authoritative information regarding the subject matter of the Content. It is provided with the understanding and the user agrees and acknowledges that AAPG neither endorses nor recommends any products or services that may be available in any way on or through this Web site or cited, used or discussed in AAPG copyrighted publications or in presentations at events associated with AAPG.
5. Linking Disclaimer.
Any links to a third-party Web site found within this Web site are provided solely as a convenience to the user. AAPG has not reviewed the contents of such third-party Web sites, nor does it assume any responsibility for the content or suitability of these third-party Web sites and the use of such third-party Web sites shall be at the sole risk of the user.
The user acknowledges and agrees that AAPG may, without prior notice, immediately terminate the user's authorization to use this Web site. Causes for such termination shall include, but are not limited to, (a) breach of these Terms and Conditions, (b) the request by law enforcement or other governmental agencies, (c) the request by the user (self-deletion), (d) the discontinuance or modification of the services provided by this Web site, (e) unexpected technical or security issues or problems, (f) extended periods of inactivity by the user, (g) fraudulent or illegal activities of user, and/or (h) non-payment of any fees owed in connection with the services.
The user acknowledges and agrees that these Terms and Conditions and all other matters in any way involving this Web site shall be governed by and construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the state of Oklahoma, United States of America (without regard to any conflict of laws principles). All actions, suits and proceedings arising out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions or otherwise in any way involving this Web site shall be brought in the Oklahoma District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America, which shall be the exclusive forum therefor. The parties hereto hereby irrevocably submit to the in personam jurisdiction and process of the Oklahoma District Court, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, United States of America, and agree that service by certified mail to their business or residence addresses shall constitute sufficient service of process, but shall not be the exclusive method of such service.
In the event that any provision, or part thereof, of these Terms and Conditions shall be held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity, legality and enforceability of the remaining provisions, or parts thereof, shall not in any way be affected or impaired thereby.
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