TERMS & CONDITIONS
Welcome to the Oil & Gas Workforce website, a property of the American Petroleum
Institute (API). The following terms and conditions govern your use of this site. By
accessing, viewing, or using the material on this site, you agree to be bound by these
terms and conditions. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, you are not
granted permission to use the site and should exit immediately.
API reserves the right to change the terms and conditions under which this site is
offered. These changes are effective immediately upon posting. You are responsible for
regularly reviewing these terms and conditions. Your continued use of this site
constitutes your agreement to all such terms and conditions.
This site and all of its content are protected by copyright pursuant to U.S. and
international copyright laws. Unless otherwise noted in a specific location on this site,
you may not copy or download any of the material contained on this site in whole or in
part without the express authorization of API. On pages of this site where permission is
given to copy or download material, you may only do so provided that: (1) the user
includes API’s copyright notice on all copies, and (2) the materials are not used in any
misleading or inappropriate manner. You may not publish, modify, transmit, reproduce,
create new works from, distribute, sell, loan, nor in anyway exploit any of the material
contained on this site in whole or in part, including such material permitted to be copied
or downloaded, without the express authorization of API.
Elements of the Oil & Gas Workforce website are also protected by trade dress,
trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and not be copied or imitated in whole or
in part. No logo, sound or image from the site may be copied or transmitted unless
expressly permitted by API.
Except as indicated, API owns all trademarks, service marks, certification marks, and
logos featured on this site, including the terms “Oil & Gas Workforce,” “API” and the
“American Petroleum Institute.” Use of these marks without the express written
permission of API is expressly prohibited.
You agree to indemnify and hold API, its officers, members, and employees harmless
from any claims, demands, or damages, including attorney fees, asserted by any third
party due to or arising out of your use of or conduct on the site.
Disclaimer of Warranty and Liability
API MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE RELIABILITY, ACCURACY,
SUITABILITY, OR LACK OF VIRUSES FOR THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE,
PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED IN THE SITE. ALL
INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS
ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER
EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE,
API SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION,
LOST REVENUES OR LOST PROFITS, WHICH MAY RESULT FROM THE USE OF,
ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO USE THESE MATERIALS. UNDER NO
CIRCUMSTANCES WILL THE TOTAL LIABILITY OF API TO YOU BASED ON ANY
CAUSE OF ACTION EXCEED $100.
Statement, which is incorporated by reference, as is set forth fully herein. API’s
performance under this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal proceedings,
and nothing in this agreement is in derogation of API’s right to comply with government,
court or law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the site or to
information collected by API with respect to such use.
Links to Third Party Sites
This site may contain links to third-party websites (“linked sites”).The linked sites are not
under the control of API. API is not responsible for the content of any linked site and
makes no representations regarding the content or appropriateness of content on such
sites. API does not promote, endorse or have any affiliation with any other linked site or
linked site owner unless expressly stated in the Oil & Gas Workforce website. When you
access a linked site from this site, you leave this site and you do so at your own risk.
You are responsible for viewing and complying with the terms and conditions of use
posted on the linked site.
Any commercial transactions or business activities between you and third parties
(including advertisers) included in the site are solely between you and the third party
and API shall not be responsible or liable for any part of such dealings or promotions.
Third-Party Websites Seeking to Link With an API Site
You may link to an API site, provided that you comply with the following restrictions:
- You do not create a browser or border environment around the API content.
- You do not imply that API is endorsing your site or your products.
- You do not misrepresent your relationship with API, its members, officers or directors.
- You do not present false information about API, its activities, or its members.
- You do not display the Oil & Gas Workforce or API name, logo, trademark, or other
identifier on your site without API’s permission.
- You do not remove, conceal, or obliterate any copyright or other proprietary notice,
source identifier, or credit line.
- You do not link from a website that could be construed as distasteful or offensive,
obscene, defamatory, libelous, misleading, or is being used for illegal purposes.
- You do not link from a website that infringes upon any intellectual property or other
right of any entity or person.
If in the opinion of API, you violate any of these restrictions, you agree to immediately
remove the Oil & Gas Workforce or API link from your site.
You agree that API will not be liable for any loss resulting from a cause over which API
does not have direct control, including but no limited to the failure of electronic or
mechanical equipment, communication lines, telephone or other interconnect problems,
computer viruses, unauthorized access, theft, operator errors, severe weather, natural
disasters, strikes wars, or government/judicial restrictions.
Nothing contained in this site is intended as, nor shall be construed as legal advice,
guidance, or interpretation. No attorney-client relationship is established between API
and you by your use of this site. The information provided on this site is for general
educational purposes only and specific questions about any law, statute, or regulation
should be directed to an attorney with expertise in the area.
API controls and operates this site from Washington D.C., United States of America.
The terms and conditions for this site will be governed by and construed in accordance
with the laws of the District of Columbia, without reference to its choice of law rules. By
accessing, viewing, or using the material on this site, you consent to the jurisdiction of
the federal and local courts presiding in the District of Columbia and agree to accept
service of process by mail and hereby waive any and all jurisdictional and venue
defenses otherwise available. API makes no representation that materials on the site
are appropriate for use in other countries and access to them from countries where the
content is illegal is prohibited. You are responsible for complying with applicable local
laws that regulate the content of this site.
As a condition of your use of this site, you agree not to use the site for any purpose that
is unlawful or prohibited under these terms and conditions. You agree that you are
solely responsible for: (i) your compliance with all applicable laws and regulations, and
(ii) monitoring any modifications to applicable laws. You agree you will not use this site
to export, re-export or disclose any product or technical data contrary to the laws and
regulations of the United States, or to any country, entity or other party which is
ineligible to receive such items under U.S. laws and regulations, including regulations of
the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Access to Secure Areas
You agree that you will not attempt to access password protected and/or secure areas
of this site unless you are an authorized user. If you are an authorized user, you agree
not to assist third parties in obtaining access to these areas without API’s approval.
Submissions and Postings
This site may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, forums, and/or other message
facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others or with API. You agree that
nothing submitted by you to this site shall contain any material which:
- Defames, abuses, harasses, or threatens others.
- Contains any inappropriate, defamatory, obscene or unlawful topic, name, material or
- Infringes any intellectual property or other property right of any entity or person,
including, but not limited to violating anyone’s copyrights, trademarks, or
- Violates any laws or regulations including, but not limited to, federal and state antitrust
- Contains viruses or similar programs that may damage the operation of another’s
computer or property.
- Advertises or offers to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose
unless specifically authorized by API.
- Uses a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
- Deletes any copyright or proprietary notice other designations that identify the source
or origin of any materials.
- Contains any material posted by another user that you know, or reasonably should
know, cannot be legally distributed in such manner.
By posting materials, you warrant and represent that you own the copyright to such
materials, have received permission from the copyright owner, or that the material is in
the public domain. You further represent and warrant that you have the full and
unencumbered right to post such materials and that the posting will not infringe upon
any rights of others. You grant API and users of the site a non-exclusive, irrevocable,
royalty free license to display, copy, transmit, print and use this information in any
You acknowledge that you are responsible for the legality, accuracy, and
appropriateness of the materials that you submit. Although API has no obligation to
monitor these materials, API reserves the right to review materials that are posted on
the site and has the right to terminate your access to the site at any time and for any
reason without providing notice to you. API reserves the right to remove, edit, or refuse
to post any information that it deems inappropriate.
You agree that API may disclose any information involving you (including your identity)
if API believes that there is a violation of law or in response to any applicable law,
regulation, legal process or government request.
Claims of Copyright Infringement
Anyone who believes that API has used their work on the site in a manner that
constitutes copyright infringement should send a notice to the API’s Copyright Agent at
the address listed below. The notice should contain the following information:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner
of an work in question;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing and information reasonably
sufficient to permit API to locate the material;
- The address, telephone number, and, if available, an email address at which the
complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that the use of the
material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its
agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of
perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of
the exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Copyright infringement claims and notices should be sent to API’s Copyright Agent by
mail to: American Petroleum Institute, Office of General Counsel, 1220 L Street, NW,
Washington, DC. 20005, by fax: (202) 682-8033, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the express will of the parties that this agreement and all related documents have
been drawn up in English. C'est la volonté expresse des parties que la présente
convention ainsi que les documents qui s'y rattachent soint rédigés en anglais.
As a condition of your use of this site, you agree not to use the site for any purpose that
is unlawful or prohibited by this agreement.
Use of the site by you is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all
provisions contained in this agreement.
You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, employment, or agency
relationship exists between you and API as a result of this agreement.
If any part of these terms and conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any
reason including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations
specified above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded
by a valid enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original
provision and the remainder of the agreement will remain in full force and effect.
A printed version of this agreement shall be admissible in judicial or administrative
proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent and subject to
the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and
maintained in printed form.
These terms and conditions constitute the entire agreement between you and API with
respect to your use of the site. You acknowledge that, in providing you access to and
use of the site, API has relied on your agreement to be legally bound by these terms