Corporate Disclaimer

Important Legal Information

Please read these terms and conditions carefully. By accessing, visiting or using this Website and any pages thereof, you, personally and on behalf of the legal entity of which you are a representative, an agent or an employee when acting in such a capacity, acknowledge your agreement with and understanding of the following terms of use and legal information pertaining to both this Website and any material on it. Any special agreements with respect to individual services or products shall be complementary to these terms and conditions, although in the event of any conflict, the provisions contained in any such special agreements shall prevail. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions below, do not access this Website or any pages thereof or any written materials prepared and/or provided by Gulf Interstate Engineering Company (when appropriate).

General Information

The "Website" means this website, any pages thereof, all information and materials contained on the Website, as published by Gulf Interstate Engineering Company ("Gulf"), whose offices are located at Gulf Plaza, 16010 Barkers Point Lane, Ste. 600, Houston, Texas 77079 Tel: 713.850.3400, including all or any of its affiliates.

Unless expressly waived in writing by Gulf, the terms and conditions stated herein apply mutatis mutandis to all written materials prepared, provided and published by Gulf, including but not limited to documents, presentations, legal updates, reports, text, photo's, illustrations, graphs, logos, trade and services brands, that are provided by Gulf for information purposes. These documents do not constitute an offer, invitation or inducement to contract and it is expressly stated that the information contained therein does not constitute legal, tax, regulatory, accounting, banking, investment or other professional advice. Gulf prepares these documents based on the information available to Gulf at the material time and Gulf does not warrant that the materials or information contained therein will be error-free, accurate, complete, non-infringing, or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality.

Exclusion of liability

Gulf disclaims, without limitation, all liability for any loss or damage of any kind, including direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, losses or expenses which might be incurred through the use of, or access to the Website and/or the written materials (or by any inaccuracy in or omission from such materials) prepared and/or provided by Gulf even if Gulf or representatives thereof are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. There is no guarantee of a faultless and/or uninterrupted functioning of the Website.

Email Communication

All e-mail messages (including attachments) are given in good faith by Gulf. Gulf cannot assume any responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of the information contained in these messages (including attachments), nor shall the information be construed as constituting any obligation on the part of Gulf. No employee is authorized to conclude any binding agreement on behalf of Gulf with another party by email.

Gulf cannot guarantee that the message received by you has not been intercepted by third parties and/or manipulated by computer programs used to transmit messages and viruses.

The information contained in messages (with attachments) from Gulf may be confidential or privileged and is only intended for the use of the receiver named. If you are not the intended recipient, you are requested by Gulf to delete the message (with attachments) without opening it and you are notified by Gulf that any disclosure, copying or distribution of the information contained in the message (with attachments) is strictly prohibited and unlawful.

Website contents and materials

The information published and opinions expressed on this Website are for personal use and for information purposes only and are subject to change without notice. While Gulf has taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the content of this Website, no warranty and no representation either expressed or implied are made that the information and opinions expressed on the Website are accurate, complete or up to date. In particular, Gulf shall not be obliged to remove any outdated information from the Website or to expressly mark it as being outdated.

Certain sections or pages of the Website contain separate and/or additional terms and conditions which are in addition to the present terms and conditions. In the event of a conflict separate and/or additional terms and conditions will prevail over the present terms and conditions for those sections or pages.

The contents of the Website are subject to change. Not all products and services are available in all geographic areas. Your eligibility to receive any product or service may be subject to approval by Gulf and/or its stakeholders. Unless otherwise expressly provided, information on this Website does not constitute an offer or solicitation to conduct investment business in any jurisdiction. Persons accessing, visiting or using this Website must satisfy themselves that the laws of their own country allow them to access the information or must refrain from accessing, visiting and/or using the Website accordingly.

Third-party websites

Those who access third-party websites do so at their own risk. Some links on the Website lead to third-party websites, which are completely beyond control of Gulf. Links to this Website may also be included on third-party websites. Gulf has not reviewed these and declines any liability for any information or materials posted on any of the sites linked to this Website. By creating a link to a third-party website or by tolerating that a third-party website includes a link to this Website, Gulf does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered on that third-party website. Neither does Gulf express any implied or explicit appreciation as to the accuracy and / or reliability of the information to be found, directly or indirectly, on any third-party websites or as to the reliability and/or honorableness of their sources. Third-party websites might have a privacy policy different than the Website.

Intellectual Property Rights

The user of the Website may not transmit, reproduce or sell this information and materials in whatever form and by whatever means without the express prior written consent of Gulf. See also paragraph Governing Law and Jurisdiction of the present Terms and Conditions. All images on the Website, including text, photo's, illustrations, graphs, logos, trade and services brands, are fully owned or under license of one or more companies and are protected by copyright, trademark rights and other intellectual property rights. The intellectual property right is never transferred or licensed to the (legal) entity that has access to the Website. Unless specifically prohibited by a notice published on any part of the Website, this information and materials may be displayed and printed but only exclusively for your personal, non-commercial use and provided that you do not remove any intellectual property right or other notices therein. All other use is strictly prohibited.

Privacy

Please note that Gulf is the controller of personal data collected through this Website.

Gulf collects personally-identifiable information on certain areas of the Website when users register, request publications or other information, sign up for conferences and events, apply for jobs, and participate in user posting areas, such as bulletin boards, discussion forums, and surveys. The personally-identifiable information collected may consist of information that you provide, such as names, mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and, for recruiting purposes, any other personally-identifiable information on your resume.

As visitor or user of this Website, you agree with the registration and processing by Gulf and its affiliated entities of personal data relating to you for the following purposes: management of Gulf 's clientele, including prospective clients, administration of contractual relationship, prevention of irregularities, establishment of statistics and tests, commercial prospecting, direct marketing of financial and leasing products and services as well as other products or services which are promoted by Gulf or its affiliated entities.

You agree that these data may be communicated to any of Gulf's affiliated entities for the same purposes or to other persons for compliance with any legal obligation or in case of any legal interest. Within Gulf and its affiliated entities, access to your personal data collected through this Website is restricted to persons who need the data in pursuance of their duties.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

Your access to, visit of and use of the Website, and the present Terms and Conditions are governed by and shall be construed in accordance with Texas law. The Courts of Harris County, Texas shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating thereto, without prejudice to Gulf making choice of any other court having jurisdiction on such a dispute under any applicable law.

Gulf may modify these Terms and Conditions at any time, with immediate effect and without prior notice.