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Terms of Use

OWNERSHIP

Aramco Services Company (hereinafter "ASC") owns and operates this site as an educational service. ASC, its licensors and/or content providers own, in full or part, all images on this site. This agreement applies to you, and if you are using this site on behalf of an employer, to your employer also (hereinafter collectively referred to as "You" or "Your"). By using this site and/or downloading any images or other material from this site, You agree to be bound by the terms of this Agreement. If You do not wish to be bound by this Agreement, do not accept it. ASC reserves the right to change this Agreement from time to time at its sole discretion and the current version of this Agreement posted on this site will apply to Your use of this site.

PERMITTED USE

This site contains materials and images protected under U.S. and international copyright laws. ASC allows You to search for, view, download and/or otherwise use images only as permitted herein. Your ability to access an image on this site does not entitle You to use or otherwise publish that image.

You may access the full features of this site only after ASC provides You with a password. In registering for the password , in completing checkout forms and in all other communications with ASC, You agree to furnish true and accurate information. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of Your account password. You agree not to distribute Your password or access information, and You shall take reasonable steps to prevent others from using Your password/access information to access this site. You agree that You shall be liable for, and You agree to hold ASC harmless from, any and all claims for damages arising from any and all use or publication of any images accessed or downloaded from this site using Your password.

COMP IMAGES

These are low-resolution images that are sized for detailed viewing and use in composing media, i.e., layout in print, dummying electronic pages, or for consideration by a project team. You may download one copy of any of the images posted on this site onto a single computer solely for the purpose of evaluating whether You wish to use, publish or include the image in another publication or product. You may retain the copy for a period of sixty (60) days from the date of download in Your internal "comps" and layouts to assist in Your evaluation. Comp images may not be published or distributed beyond that use. Violation of this will result in blockage of the user's account and, where appropriate, legal action.

USING IMAGES

Request permission to use any image(s) on this site by fully and accurately completing the checkout form. APPROVAL OF YOUR CHECKOUT FORM GRANTS YOU A SINGLE USE (ONE-TIME RIGHTS) LICENSE TO USE THE IMAGE, LIMITED TO THE MANNER REQUESTED, CONDITIONED ON YOUR COMPLIANCE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, UNLESS FURTHER RIGHTS ARE GRANTED BY ASC IN WRITING.

Except for these limited uses, You may not download, transfer, publish, distribute and/or exploit any image on this site in any way, nor may You include any image from this site in any publication, website or computer network. Except for minor color correction or cropping , You may not modify or alter any visible marks on any image, or disassemble, reverse engineer, or decompile any image without describing such modifications on Your checkout form and receiving approval for such use. In particular, no images or parts of images on this site will be approved for use as a trademark or service mark; use in any pornographic, defamatory, or otherwise unlawful manner is prohibited.

APPROVALS

ASC reserves the right to grant or withhold permission for the use of any image from this site for any purpose, at any time, in any medium, by any user. Each use of any image from this site requires approval from ASC using the checkout form. You agree that ASC's decisions will be final.

FEES

There are no fees payable to ASC for the use of any approved image.

CREDITS

Images in all media must be published with credit to all of the following: photographer or source, Saudi Aramco World and SAWDIA. Credits must follow this standard format:

[photographer name]/Saudi Aramco World/SAWDIA

Placement of this credit, font, size and color must follow standard publication practices for the medium in which the image appears. Failure to properly credit images will result in blockage of the user's account and, where appropriate, legal action.

COPIES OF USED IMAGES

For images that are published in print, two copies of either the complete published work or a tearsheet must be sent to:

Saudi Aramco World/SAWDIA
Aramco Services Company, M.S. 546
9009 West Loop South
Houston, Texas 77096 USA

For electronic publications, notification of publication and a link to the pages in which the images appear must be electronically transmitted to: sawdia@aramcoservices.com

COPYRIGHT

Each image in this site is tagged with one of two copyright status levels that indicates the rights ASC holds:

FULL RIGHTS
NON-PROFIT-ONLY RIGHTS

FULL RIGHTS images may be licensed from ASC by commercial or non-profit users. NON-PROFIT-ONLY images may be licensed from ASC only by non-profit users. They cannot be licensed for commercial media.

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COMMERCIAL AND NON-PROFIT USES

Commercial uses are defined as uses in media products that are for sale publicly or privately, or that are used to help generate or support commercial activity of any kind. Commercial uses may use only images to which ASC owns full rights. No exceptions can be made. ASC will determine whether or not a proposed use of an image constitutes commercial use, and ASC's decision will be final. For commercial inquiries regarding non-profit-only images, usage rights must be separately and privately obtained from the photographer or the providing institution, whose contact information appears in a pop-up window linked to the photographer's name as stated on the the comp. Arrangements for image licensing made between You and that image provider shall be solely Your responsibility, and all such resulting terms shall be negotiated directly with the provider. Non-profit uses are defined as uses in media products that do not generate income for the author or publisher, and that are demonstrably educational or private in nature. Non-profit users may use either "full rights" or "non-profit-only rights" images. ASC will determine whether or not a proposed use of an image constitutes non-profit use, and ASC's decision will be final.

DISCLAIMERS

ASC provides You with this site and images on an "as-is" basis. ASC MAKES NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, REGARDING ANY IMAGE, THIS SITE, THE ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION, OR ANY RIGHTS OR LICENSES UNDER THIS AGREEMENT INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT THIS SITE OR ANY SERVICES IT OFFERS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. ALTHOUGH ASC HAS MADE REASONABLE EFFORTS TO ENSURE THAT INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH EACH IMAGE IS ACCURATE, ASC DOES NOT WARRANT THAT SUCH INFORMATION IS, IN ALL CASES, ENTIRELY CORRECT.

Neither ASC nor any of its affiliates or subsidiaries shall be liable to You or to any third party claiming through You for any incidental, direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of or relating to Your use or inability to use any image on this site.

CHOICE OF LAW

The laws of the state of Texas shall govern any dispute regarding this Agreement, without reference to its laws relating to the conflicts of laws. Venue for all disputes arising under this Agreement shall lie exclusively in the jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Houston, Texas, and each party agrees not to contest the personal jurisdiction of these courts. In any dispute between You and ASC, ASC shall be entitled to recover from You the reasonable fees and expenses of its attorneys, legal experts and other legal expenses and costs.

Dated: May 15, 2002