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Visitors to this web site are bound by the following terms and conditions so please read these carefully before going on. For the purposes of these terms and conditions, "this web site" means all parts of www.shell.com/ ; which may link to other Shell web sites.
Other Shell web sites may contain terms and conditions which are different from these terms and conditions. On your journey around the Shell web sites please check the terms and conditions of each web site which you visit and do not assume that these terms and conditions apply to all Shell web sites.
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Shell companies have their own separate identities but in this web site we may sometimes use "Shell", "Group, "we" or "us" when we refer to Shell companies in general or where no useful purpose is served by identifying any particular Shell company.
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The inclusion of such material within the website does not necessarily represent the position of, or an endorsement by, Shell. Should you choose to post to the boards and/or use, or act upon, any information contained within, you do so entirely at your own risk and accept sole responsibility and liability for doing so and for any consequences that may result. All comments, suggestions, graphics, videos, images, ideas (including product and advertising ideas), and other information or materials you submit to Shell through, or post or display on, this site will become and remain the exclusive property of Shell, including any future rights associated with such submission. You hereby disclaim any proprietary rights in such submissions. In the event applicable law does not allow a Shell company to obtain the intellectual property in such information or materials in the foregoing manner, you retain copyright and any other rights you may already have in such information and materials. In such event, by submitting, posting or displaying such information or materials, you give Shell a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty free and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, translate, publish, broadcast or otherwise use or distribute such information and materials. Shell is under no obligation to keep your information or materials confidential.
You indemnify Shell against all possible damages or claims otherwise resulting from your use of this site including your submission of any materials through this site, and your provision of any links to this site.
Shell companies have their own separate identities but in this site we may sometimes use "Shell", "Group, "we" or "us" when we refer to Shell companies in general or where no useful purpose is served by identifying any particular Shell company.
Each comment posted will vetted by moderators; comments that don’t comply with the following rules may be rejected:
- Use aggressive, offensive language or post libellous comments
- Advertise/promote external websites/businesses or spam the forum
- Discuss or raise points that are unrelated to the topic
Participants to the forum should consider the following points when composing a comment and are recommended to:
- Address the specific topic.
- Support opinion with well-founded arguments and facts.
- Reference points/subjects from opening post.
- Post in English
- Respect the views of others.
- Expect each comment to be reviewed and vetted within a 24 hour period.
- Only post links to relevant websites.
Repeat engagement is encouraged within the forum; however participants should not create multiple accounts or post the same comment. Shell will participate throughout the forum, but participants should not expect an individual response to comments.
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