1.0 Terms of Site Use
2.0 Information About Us
www.bunker-ex.com is a site operated by BunkerEx Limited (“BunkerEx”, “we” or “us”). We are registered in England and Wales under company number 10229926 and have our registered office at 85 Great Portland Street, London W1W 7LT, United Kingdom.
BunkerEx provides a website platform for facilitating the supply of marine fuel between platform users and fuel suppliers.
3.0 How BunkerEx Works
BunkerEx is a platform that introduces people who want to purchase marine fuel for their vessel (“Customers”) to suppliers that specialise in the supply of marine fuel on that basis (“Suppliers”). We make it easy for Customers to find Suppliers that can supply marine fuel to their requirements and then utilise our trading system to obtain competitive prices. If the Customer agrees, the Customer and Supplier will enter into a supply agreement directly. Supply agreements are made exclusively between Customers and Suppliers. BunkerEx collects a fixed, pre-agreed commission from the Supplier for the introduction.
Customers and Suppliers share the responsibility for ensuring hassle-free transactions made on the Site while they are entirely and solely responsible for the accuracy of the registered Terms and Conditions of their companies. BunkerEx accepts absolutely no liability for this transaction, but is merely a facilitator. All claims relating to a transaction will be resolved between the Customer and Supplier.
Customers and Suppliers are responsible for complying with all laws and regulations applicable to the sale and shipment of marine fuel. The obligation of BunkerEx is to bring the parties together for the purposes of entering into the supply agreement only. BunkerEx disclaims all liability arising from or related to any supply agreement to the fullest extent permitted by law.
4.0 Suppliers and Fees
BunkerEx is not responsible for the conduct of any prospective Customer during the negotiations of any supply agreement.
Suppliers accept that any decision to provide a service to a particular Customer is made solely by the Supplier without any representation, warranty or statement made to him by BunkerEx.
If you are a Supplier, you make an offer via BunkerEx to a Customer who will accept or reject the offer via the Site. If the offer is accepted the Supplier will enter into a supply agreement with the Customer under specific terms negotiated between the Supplier and Customer.
By joining BunkerEx, Suppliers agree to pay a pre-agreed fixed fee in USD per metric tonne of marine fuel supplied to Customers that have been introduced via BunkerEx. Payment is due 30 calendar days after issuance of the invoice unless otherwise stated.
Suppliers are responsible for paying all fees and applicable taxes associated with our sites, services, applications, and tools with a valid payment method by the payment due date. If your payment method fails or your account is past due, we may collect fees owed using other collection mechanisms (this includes retaining collection agencies and legal counsel). In addition we may suspend or restrict you from using our sites, services, applications and tools until full payment is made.
We may choose to temporarily change the fee for our services for promotional events or new services, and such changes are effective when we post the temporary promotional event or new service on the site or in our applications. Suppliers will be notified of any change in advance of that change being made.
5.0 Trading Commitment
Both Customers and Suppliers are responsible for reading the full marine fuel oil listing, including any additional terms the Customer or Supplier provides, before either:
5.1 the Customer accepts an offer made by the Supplier.
5.2 the Supplier accepts a “Firm Counter” or “Target Price” made by the Customer.
Unless otherwise stated, the scenarios in Clauses 5.1 and 5.2 commit Customers to purchase the fuel from the Supplier and commits Suppliers to supply the fuel to the Customer under the Terms and Conditions specified.
If you make a commitment as per Clauses 5.1 and 5.2, you enter into a legally binding contract with the counterparty and you are obligated to purchase or supply the marine fuel respectively. If the marine fuel is not finally purchased due to fault of the Customer, cancellation fees might be applied as per the Supplier’s Terms and Conditions with no liability to BunkerEx. If the marine fuel purchase is not finalised due to fault of the Supplier, BunkerEx accepts no liability in any disputes or claims. BunkerEx may attempt to assist in resolving the dispute or claim, but on the understanding that they carry no liability whatsoever.
Both Customer and Supplier agree that the final settlement of the payment of the marine fuel will be conducted directly, without the involvement of BunkerEx, since BunkerEx is simply a facilitator for this purchase.
Suppliers submit offers under the Terms and Conditions declared by them during the offer process. Any change to the Terms and Conditions after the Customer’s confirmation is considered invalid.
By using BunkerEx to access the BunkerEx database of Suppliers and obtain offers, Customers agree that they shall not accept offers from these Suppliers outside of the Site without prior written agreement from BunkerEx.
Customers and Suppliers are responsible for all insurance of their own property and for insurance normally borne by the purchase and supply of marine fuels. If a Customer or Supplier has any doubt about what insurance is required they should consult their own insurers or insurance brokers.
Customers are responsible for satisfying themselves that the request for marine fuel fits their requirements, both as regards the specific grade of marine fuel and as regards to the quantity. BunkerEx does not warrant that the marine fuel is fit for the purposes of the Customer or that they are free from any defect or vice.
Suppliers are responsible for the legality, accuracy and completeness of the description of all properties and related terms posted on the Site. BunkerEx disclaims all liability for the legality, accuracy or completeness of any offers submitted by Suppliers and in respect of any proposed contract that fails to complete for any reason whatsoever.
6.0 General Terms
BunkerEx does not at any time provide, or purport to provide, any advice, or advisory services, to Customers, Suppliers or any other party, in particular with respect to the commercial, financial, legal or any other consequences of any supply agreement. BunkerEx disclaims all liability relating to the provision of advice relating to marine fuel. Customers and Suppliers accept that BunkerEx’s role is limited to no more than that of a facilitator.
BunkerEx reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove from the Site any illegal, inaccurate or misleading content, including anything that in its opinion is injurious to BunkerEx’s goodwill or goodwill attaching to the Site, without notice.
BunkerEx makes no warranty as to any particular result being achieved or obtained, or being achievable or obtainable, from use of the Site and the introduction of any prospective Customer to Supplier.
7.0 Accessing our Site
Access to our site is permitted on a temporary basis, and we reserve the right to withdraw or amend the service we provide on our site without notice (see below). We will not be liable if for any reason our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
From time to time, we may restrict access to some parts of our site, or our entire site, to users who have registered with us.
You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to our site. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our site through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.
8.0 Intellectual Property Rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights on our site, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal reference and you may draw the attention of others within your organisation to material posted on our site.
You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.
Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on our site must always be acknowledged.
You must not use any part of the materials on our site for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.
9.0 Suspension and Termination
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of this policy through your use of our site. When a breach of this policy has occurred, we may take such action as we deem appropriate.
Failure to comply with acceptable use policy constitutes a material breach of these terms upon which you are permitted to use our site, and may result in our taking all or any of the following actions:
Immediate, temporary or, permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
Immediate, temporary or, permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
Issue of a warning to you.
Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
Further legal action against you.
Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of this acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited, and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
10.0 Reliance on Information Posted
Commentary and other materials posted on our site are not intended to amount to advice on which reliance should be placed. We therefore disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by any visitor to our site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents.
11.0 Our Site Changes Regularly
We aim to update our site regularly, and may change the content at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site, or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time, and we are under no obligation to update such material.
12.0 Our Liability
The material displayed on our site is provided without any guarantees, conditions or warranties as to its accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our group of companies and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:
All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity.
Any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including:
loss of income or revenue;
loss of business;
loss of profits or contracts;
loss or corruption of data;
loss of goodwill;
wasted management or office time;
whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable.
This does not affect our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, nor our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
13.0 Information about you and your visits to our site
We process information about you in accordance with our Private Policy. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
14.0 Transactions Concluded through our Site
Transactions formed through our site or as a result of visits made by you are governed solely by the terms and conditions of the individual supply agreement agreed between the users of the site.
15.0 Uploading Material to our Site
Whenever you make use of a feature that allows you to upload material to our site, or to make contact with other users of our site, you must comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy. You warrant that any such contribution does comply with those standards, and you indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Any material you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and nonproprietary, and we have the right to use, copy, distribute and disclose to third parties any such material for any purpose. We also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to our site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any materials posted by you or any other user of our site.
We have the right to remove any material or posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, such material does not comply with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
16.0 Viruses, Hacking and other Offences
You must not misuse our site by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our site, the server on which our site is stored or any server, computer or database connected to our site. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence under the Computer Misuse Act 1990. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will co-operate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer equipment, computer programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site or to your downloading of any material posted on it, or on any website linked to it.
17.0 Linking to our Site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
You must not establish a link from any website that is not owned by you.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. The website from which you are linking must comply in all respects with the content standards set out in our acceptable use policy.
If you wish to make any use of material on our site other than that set out above, please address your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
18.0 Links from our Site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
19.0 Anti-bribery and Anti-corruption
Each Party undertake that it shall (and shall implement adequate processes and procedures to ensure that its suppliers and sub-contractors shall), in relation to this Agreement and its subject matter:
(a) not engage in any actions that are, or could reasonably be considered to be, offences under the Bribery Act 2010; and
(b) not offer or agree to give any person any gift or consideration of any kind as an inducement or reward for doing or forbearing to do, or for having done or not done, any act in relation to the Agreement (otherwise than as provided for in this Agreement).
20.0 Jurisdiction and Applicable Law
The English courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our site.
22.0 Your Concerns
If you have any concerns about material which appears on our site, please contact email@example.com.