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Our Liability to You

The information contained in this website is not comprehensive. Despite our efforts, it may not be accurate, up to date or applicable to the circumstances of any particular case. We cannot accept any liability for any inaccuracies or omissions (other than for fraudulent misrepresentation) in this website and any decisions you make based on information contained in this website are your sole responsibility. Neither BP p.l.c. nor any of its subsidiaries accept liability for any direct, indirect, special, consequential or other losses or damages of whatsoever kind arising out of access to, or the use of this website or any information contained in it. We are of course happy to discuss with you the implications of any issue raised if you e-mail us at Webassure@bp.com. 1) With respect to U.K. residents, save in respect to the Investors section, and (2) with respect to U.S. residents, no information contained in this website constitutes or would be deemed to constitute an invitation or inducement to invest or otherwise deal in the shares or ADRs of BP or an invitation or inducement by or on behalf of BP or any of its subsidiaries to enter into a contract with you.

Other than in respect of personal information which will be treated in accordance with the BP Privacy Statement that appears in this website, if you provide information to us, you agree that we have unlimited rights to such information and that we may use such information in any way we choose. Such information shall be deemed to be non-confidential.

Forward Looking Statements

Statements made on or contained in this website or in documents referred to, particularly those regarding capital employed, capital expenditure, cash flows, costs, savings, debt, demand, disposals, dividends, earnings, efficiency, gearing, growth, improvements, investments, margins, performance, prices, production, productivity, profits, reserves, returns, sales, strategy, synergies, tax rates, trends, value, volumes, the effects of BP merger and acquisition activity, are or may be forward looking statements. Such statements reflect the views of BP as of the date made with respect to future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those expressed in such statements, depending on a variety of factors including future levels of industry product supply; demand and pricing; political stability and economic growth; development and use of new technology; actions of competitors; and natural disasters, wars and acts of terrorism. Additional information, including information on factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward looking statements are contained in BP's latest published Annual Report and Accounts, in BP's latest published Annual Report on Form 20F filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and other documents filed by BP from time to time with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. BP disclaims any intention or obligation to update forward looking statements.

Cautionary Note to US Investors Ownership of the Copyright of this Site

The copyright in the contents and any downloads from this website is owned by BP p.l.c. or its subsidiaries unless otherwise stated. All rights reserved. BP p.l.c., 1 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4PD, UK. The copyright in the contents and any downloads from the US sections of the Cleaner Fuels website and the Casper and BPOnTheStreet websites is owned by BP America Inc., 4101 Winfield Road, Warrenville, IL 60555, USA notwithstanding that the copyright notice itself on relevant webpage may identify another company within the BP Group.

You are responsible for obeying all applicable copyright laws. We permit you to make copies of this website as necessary incidental acts during your viewing of it; and you may take a print for your personal use of so much of the site as is reasonable for private purposes. All other use is strictly prohibited. You may not frame this site nor link to a page other than the home page without our express permission.

Ownership of Trademarks

BP, the BP Shield and the Helios mark are trademarks of BP p.l.c., the Amoco Torch and Oval device are trademarks of BP Products North America Inc. and ARCO and the ARCO Spark are trademarks of Atlantic Richfield Company. The owner of the Castrol word and the Castrol logo is Castrol Limited The owner of the Burmah Castrol logo is BP p.l.c..

Use of any Hyperlink

Neither we nor any of our subsidiaries are responsible for the content of any other website, including any website through which you may have gained access to our website or to which you may gain access from our website. We do not accept any liability in connection with any such sites or links.

Where we provide a hyperlink to a third party's website, we do so because we believe in good faith that such a website contains or may contain material which is relevant to that on our website. Such a hyperlink does not signify that BP or its subsidiaries have reviewed or approve of the connected third party's website or its contents - indeed in certain instances a hyperlink may connect you to a third party's website containing views contradictory to those expressed on our website or otherwise held by BP and its subsidiaries.

What Law Governs this Website?

Your use of this website and downloads from it, and the operation of these terms and conditions, shall be governed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of your use of this website.

In the event that any or any part of the terms contained in these terms and conditions shall be determined by any competent authority to be invalid, unlawful or unenforceable to any extent, such term shall to that extent be severed from the remaining terms which shall continue to be valid and enforceable to the fullest extent permitted by law.

Terms of Use - RSS Feeds

1 Introduction

1.1 Access to and use of RSS feeds made available to you through this website (“BP Feeds”) is provided by BP on the basis of a number of important terms and conditions, which are set out in full below.

1.2 You should carefully read these terms and conditions (“terms”). When you download a BP Feed you will be legally bound by these terms, which will take effect from the time you start downloading that BP Feed. If you do not agree to be legally bound by these terms, then you should not download any BP Feeds.

2 Changes to Terms

2.1 We are always looking to improve or update our services and so we may make changes to the BP Feeds at any time. We may also make changes to these terms, at any time. You will need to review these terms whenever you download a BP Feed. You will be legally bound by the updated or amended terms from the first time that you download a BP Feed after BP posts the changes on-line.

3 Content

3.1 You may display on your website the content which is available from BP and which you elect to receive via a BP Feed (“Content”). You may not transfer or sub-license this right to any third party. No rights granted under these terms are exclusive to you.

3.2 All rights in the Content and the BP Feeds shall remain in the ownership of BP or its third party suppliers and contributors.

3.3 You must attribute responsibility for the BP Feed and the Content to us by including either of the following statements:

"provided by BP p.l.c"; or BP America Inc., where appropriate.
"this article is provided by BP p.l.c" or BP America Inc., where appropriate.
The relevant statement must be incorporated prominently and in full next to or immediately above or below the relevant BP Feed or Content.

3.4 You must also include and maintain one of the following next to or immediately above or below the relevant Content as it appears on your website:

an active link back to the Content as it appears on our website; or
(if it is not technically possible for you to include a link) directions to the BP website address from where a website user could access the BP version of the relevant Content (e.g. “for the full version of this article, please visit www.BP.com”)

3.5 You may not:

edit or modify any BP Feed or Content;
use any BP Feed or Content for commercial purposes; or
redistribute any BP Feed or Content;

3.6 These terms do not grant you any rights in any trade marks, trade names or logos owned by BP, its third party suppliers and contributors.


4.1 You are responsible for ensuring that your use of BP Feeds and Content is lawful under the laws of any country in which you use them.

4.2 You may not use any BP Feed or Content on any website which (or includes content which) would or may damage the reputation of BP, BP Feeds or the Content. Without limiting the above, you may not use any BP Feed or Content on any website which (or includes content which):

is unlawful, defamatory, obscene, profane, discriminatory, objectionable or inappropriate;
defames, threatens, harasses, abuses or otherwise violates the rights of others;
promotes or provides instruction on unlawful conduct or promotes any form of violence or physical harm towards others;
infringes the rights of another party.

4.3 You must not state or give the impression that your website been sponsored, endorsed or otherwise approved by BP.

4.4 You must ensure that the terms of use of your website:

reserve all BP’s rights in the Content; and
do not permit visitors to distribute the Content or make any use of the Content other than viewing and printing off for personal non-commercial use (in which case those visitors must retain the attribution wording referred to in section 3.3).

4.5 You must promptly refer any complaints or enquiries in relation to the Content to us at: BP p.l.c. 1 St James's Square, London, SW1Y 4PD.

4.6 You are entirely responsible for your use of BP Feeds and Content. You shall be responsible to us for losses, costs, claims, demands, damages and expenses which we may suffer (whether directly or indirectly) as a result of your use of BP Feeds and/or Content in breach of these terms.

5 Responsibility

5.1 The extent of our responsibility to you has been determined in the context of the following:

access to BP Feeds and Content is provided to you as a free of charge of service without any guaranteed term;
it is your responsibility to determine the suitability of any BP Feed or Content for any particular purpose to which you wish to put it;
you should not rely on Content or its availability via a BP Feed and you are responsible for any action you take or do not take as a result of Content;
it is your responsibility to ensure that your equipment is enabled with appropriate up-to-date virus checking software before you access or use any BP Feed or any Content.

5.2 Whilst we will endeavour to ensure that that Content is accurate, we cannot make any commitment to you that the Content will be accurate or suitable for your use. 

5.3 We will exercise reasonable skill and care in providing any service to you. However, we cannot give any commitment that BP Feeds or Content will be available uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that BP Feeds, their supporting systems or any Content are free of viruses or bugs.

5.4 BP can accept no liability to you for any of the following types of loss which you may suffer as a result of your use of BP Feeds and/or Content:

loss which was not foreseeable to you and BP when you first downloaded any BP Feed (even if that loss results from BP’s failure to comply with these terms or its negligence);
any business loss you may suffer, including loss of revenue, profits or anticipated savings (whether those losses are the direct or indirect result of our default); loss which you suffer other than as a result of our failure to comply with these terms or our negligence or breach of statutory duty.

5.5 BP can accept no liability to you if it fails, or is interrupted or delayed in the performance of any obligation because of:

the non-availability or failure of any telecommunications or computer services, systems, equipment or software operated or provided by you or any third party;
any other event not reasonably within BP’s control.

5.6 Nothing in these terms will limit BP’s liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence.

6 BP's remedies

6.1 BP reserves the right at any time and for any reason to temporarily or permanently suspend your right to download any BP Feed or use any Content. You must destroy any copies of the BP Feeds and cease to use or display any Content if you receive a request to do so from BP.

6.2 BP may terminate the agreement made with you on these terms at any time without notice if you breach any of the terms. You may terminate this agreement at any time by destroying any copies of the BP Feeds and ceasing to display any Content.

6.3 Following termination of this agreement, you shall cease to be entitled to download any BP Feed.

7 General

7.1 You may not assign or transfer this agreement or any rights under it to any third party. We may assign or transfer this agreement or our rights in it to any third party. 

7.2 If any of these terms are determined to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable then the remaining terms shall remain in full force and effect.

7.3 If we do not exercise any right under these terms then that shall not constitute a waiver of that right.

7.4 All terms pertaining to the BP plc Content shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and, with respect to all terms pertaining to BP plc Content, we and you shall bring any court proceedings in the courts of England and Wales. All terms pertaining to the BP America Inc. Content shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois, excluding those laws mandating application of the laws of another jurisdiction; with respect to all terms pertaining to BP America Inc. Content, we and you shall bring any court proceedings in the courts of the State of Illinois.

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