Terms and Conditions

General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website www.veolia.ro

www.veolia.ro is the official website of the companies in Romania that are part of the Veolia Group (hereinafter referred to as “Veolia”) and was created for the purpose of ensuring greater transparency and for a better understanding of the activities carried out by the companies within the Veolia Group in Romania and worldwide.

1. Acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website www.veolia.ro
By browsing the website www.veolia.ro (hereinafter referred to as the “Website”), the user/consumer/visitor/customer/partner (hereinafter referred to as the “Visitor”) implicitly, unconditionally and fully accepts the terms and conditions for the use of the Website described below, which we ask you to read carefully.

If you do not agree with the terms and conditions presented below, please stop browsing this Website. 

Your access and use of the Website are governed by the legislation in force and these Terms and Conditions of use, including any policies or conditions mentioned in this document and/or available on the Website, according to any changes made over time (“General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website www.veolia.ro").

If you continue to use our Website, we will consider that you have accepted the General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website, in the version published on the Website at the time of your visit.

We note that we reserve the right to make changes at any time to the content of the Website and the Terms and Conditions of use thereof, by posting on the Website, without any further notice in this regard. With this in mind, please ensure that you re-read the Terms and Conditions of use on a regular basis, because if you access or use this Website you will be deemed to have agreed to the Terms and Conditions of use in the version published on our Website at the time of your visit.

We underline that the Visitors of the Website undertake to comply with the General Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website and will have permanent access to the Terms and Conditions of use thereof, in order to be able to access them at any time.

2. Intellectual Property
The content of this Website is protected by the Law on intellectual property.
Veolia holds all rights (including, but not limited to, copyrights, trademarks, certificates, patents, as well as any other intellectual property rights) over the content of the Website, in its entirety, and over the information provided via this Website, including, but not limited to: texts, news, graphics, drawings, photos, illustrations, pictures, description of services, contests and any other mentions, except for the intellectual rights belonging to third parties which are recognized as such according to the Romanian and/or international law.

The Visitor expressly declares that he/she has become aware of the fact that all stylized representations, logos, brands, symbols, as well as combinations of any of these with any other symbol, word or group of words, used on this Website, are the intellectual property of Veolia, except for the intellectual rights belonging to third parties which are recognized as such according to the Romanian and/or international law.

The content of this Website cannot be reproduced, republished, displayed, scrolled, publicly distributed, rented, loaned, sold, copied, translated or amended in any way, in part or in whole, without the prior express consent of Veolia. Separate parts of this Website may be stored or copied, by way of exception, on a personal computer, if these parts are intended for personal use or for the normal circle of a family, non-commercial use, and only under the condition of keeping in these materials all copyright notices and/or other intellectual property notices present in materials on the Website, any commercial or other use of parts of the Website, being strictly prohibited. This clause will not be construed under any circumstances as an assignment or transfer of intellectual rights belonging to Veolia.

The failure to comply with any of these conditions will lead to the cancellation of the Visitor’s right to use the Website, the obligation for the Visitor to present evidence of the destruction of the materials downloaded, photographed or printed on paper, as well as the payment of compensation to Veolia.

3. The Use of the Website
This Website can be used by the Visitor if he/she wants to benefit from the services offered by the member entities of the Veolia Group and/or to get information about them. 

Veolia does not intend to provide expert advice via this Website and no information contained on this Website shall be construed in this regard. 
The decisions taken by the Visitor based on the information available on the Website will be taken on his/her account and risk. 

Veolia does not certify and does not guarantee that this Website operates without errors and/or interruptions. 

The Visitor declares that he/she accepts that the information provided via the Website is exclusively of a general nature, is not entirely all-encompassing, complete or updated and cannot replace/amend/supplement the clauses that have been agreed upon in some contracts, transactions, protocols and so on, that have been or will be concluded between Veolia and the Visitor.

The Visitor undertakes not to use inappropriately and not to abuse the content and/or services of the Company mentioned on the Website and to be liable towards Veolia for any damage caused in this way.

Also, it is not allowed to transfer, insert, amend or delete data or other materials contained on this Website or restrict access to it and/or link this Website to other websites, without the express written consent of Veolia in this regard.

4. The Obligations of the Visitor of the Website
The Visitor undertakes:
- to use the Website strictly for legal purposes, 
- to comply with (within or as a result of the use of the Website) any right protected by the intellectual property rights;
- to notify Veolia as soon as he/she becomes aware of the non-compliance with the Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website or/and the violation of Veolia’s intellectual property rights on the content of the Website;
- not to amend, copy, distribute, transmit, display, publish, reproduce, grant licenses, create derivative products, transfer, sell, any kind of information or services obtained from or via the Website;
- not to act in any way that could cause damage, of any nature, to Veolia, any affiliates of Veolia or of the Veolia Group to which it belongs. 

The Visitor is prohibited:
- to trigger or contribute to creating IT Security breaches regarding Veolia’s Website or computer network;
- to promote or transmit slanderous, harassing, threatening, offensive, derogatory messages on the Website, etc.; 
- to add, amend or delete information or other materials contained on this Website;
- to restrict access to the Website and/or link it to other websites, without Veolia’s written consent;

The Visitor declares that he/she understands that if he/she violates or contributes, in any way, to the violation of the IT security of Veolia’s systems or networks, he/she will be prosecuted and will incur both civil and criminal liability. 

5. Information, Products and Services of Third Parties 
Veolia disclaims all liability, of any kind, for the content and/or services offered via other websites owned by other entities, accessed via links, hyper-links or any advertisements on the Website, as well as regarding possible damages arising from their use by the Visitor, the content of these website being the exclusive property of third parties. 

In such situations, the Visitor declares that he/she undertakes to comply with the use policies imposed on the websites of these entities and that he/she is aware that Veolia does not control these websites. 

Veolia does not confirm any material existing on these websites nor any association between the operators of these websites and will not be responsible for the non-compliance by Visitors with the terms and conditions on these websites belonging to other entities.

In case of violation of these Terms and Conditions by the Visitor, Veolia may take any legal measure it deems necessary to recover the damages caused to it, and to ensure its protection, it has the right to block the access of any Visitor to the Website.

6. Limitation of Liability
Although it makes every effort to provide its Visitors with updated information, Veolia does not undertake any responsibility or guarantee regarding the completeness of the information contained in the content of the Website. 

Veolia, the Veolia Group, its management, partners, employees will not be liable for any damage, of any nature, direct or indirect, of any kind (including, but not limited to, financial losses, unrealized profit), incidental or subsequent damages, arising in any way from the information or from the use in any way of the information/services contained on this Website, including from any claims from third parties, of any nature, direct or indirect, regarding the use of the Website.

Veolia declares that it makes all reasonable efforts to achieve the purpose for which the Website was created and for the proper functioning of the Website, but it does not provide any guarantee that access to this Website will be uninterrupted, nor does it undertake liability for damages arising from possible deficiencies or downtime in the operation of the Website. 

Veolia will not have any liability generated by the occurrence of periods of interruptions in operation or the difficulty/impossibility of accessing the Website by Visitors, for various reasons, for an indefinite period of time.

Accessing and using this Website is at your own risk and we do not guarantee in any way that the use or download of materials contained on this Website will not cause any damage to your property, computer systems or databases or that they do not contain viruses. 

These Terms and Conditions are periodically updated, and Veolia reserves the right to make any changes, corrections or additions it deems necessary, without having to send to the Visitors a prior notice regarding this matter.

7. Force Majeure
Veolia does not undertake responsibility for the impossibility of complying with the obligations provided for in these Terms and Conditions for the use of the Website, as a result of a Force Majeure event.

Force Majeure is that unforeseeable event and impossible to avoid by any of the parties, recognized as such by the legislation in force and ascertained as such by the competent authority.

8. Applicable Law. Disputes.
The Visitors’ access and their use of this Website are governed by the applicable laws and regulations in force in Romania.

By using the Website, the Visitor declares that he/she agrees that the Romanian laws will govern these Terms and Conditions, as well as any dispute, of any kind, that may arise between the Visitor and Veolia and/or its associates/partners/affiliates/employees. 

In the event of possible disputes between Veolia and its Visitors, they will first try to settle them amicably.

If an amicable settlement is not possible, the conflict will be settled in court, in accordance with the Romanian laws in force.