Terms of use

Last update: February 28th 2015

The website dnvgl.com (“the Website”) is owned and operated by the Norwegian registered company DNV GL AS (“DNV GL”). These terms of use (“the Agreement”) apply to the use of the Website and the information and material included on the Website.

The Agreement includes specific provisions governing our online subscription service (“My DNV GL”), available on the Website.

The Agreement shall be governed and interpreted in accordance with Norwegian law. Any disputes arising under or in connection with the Agreement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the courts of Oslo.

The Agreement is deemed to be accepted when you access and use (“browse”) the Website.

A specific click-accept procedure has been put in place for My DNV GL.

Privacy and security
Our handling of personal data is governed by the Privacy Statement available at the following [link].

For site security purposes and to ensure that the Website remains available to all users, DNV GL monitors network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information or to otherwise cause damage to the Website. Anyone using the Website expressly consents to such monitoring.

Unauthorised attempts to modify any information stored on the Website, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to utilise the Website for other than its intended purposes, are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.

If monitoring reveals evidence of possible criminal activity, such evidence may be provided to the appropriate authorities.

Copyright Statement
DNV GL holds the right to all material available on the Website unless otherwise stated or following from the context.

The Website is subject to DNV GL copyright. All rights reserved. No part of this Website may be reproduced, transmitted or copied in any form or by any means, including uploading on the internet, without the prior written consent of DNV GL. However, you may download a copy of any material for your own internal use for non-commercial purposes. Such use does not include the right to copy, distribute further or modify.

DNV GL and the horizon mark are registered trademarks of DNV GL AS.

Disclaimer of Endorsement
The documents posted on the Website may contain hypertext links or pointers to information created and maintained by other public and private organisations. These links and pointers are provided for users’ convenience. DNV GL does not guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links or pointers to websites other than DNV GL websites is not intended to assign importance to those sites and the information contained therein, nor is it intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

Reference in the Website to any specific commercial products, processes, or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the Website’s users, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation, certification or other endorsement by DNV GL.

The views and opinions of authors expressed on the Website do not necessarily state or reflect those of DNV GL, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

DNV GL service documents including rules and standards
The content of the DNV GL service documents made available to you for downloading is the subject of intellectual property rights reserved by DNV GL. You are granted a right to download the documents in electronic format and a right to use the documents for your internal purposes with the following restrictions:

The right to use does not include any right to copy, modify or further distribute any of these documents, including by uploading any of these documents to the internet and/or an intranet without DNV GL’s explicit prior written consent.

By downloading the documents you acknowledge and accept that user restrictions may apply to some of the documents. Such user restrictions will be found on the front page of the relevant documents and will typically restrict your ability to use the documents to offer classification, certification and/or verification services, including the issuance of certificates and/or declarations of conformity.

 DNV GL is not responsible for the consequences arising from any use of these documents.

Disclaimer of Liability
Reasonable efforts are made to provide accurate and complete information on the Website. However, DNV GL makes no claims, warranties or guarantees regarding the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of the Website and expressly disclaims liability for errors, incompletenesses and omissions in material or information available on the Website.

With respect to the content of the Website, neither DNV GL, nor its employees or contractors make any warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose with respect to content available from the Website or other Internet resources linked from it.

Neither does DNV GL assume any legal liability for any direct, indirect or any other loss or damage, whether in contract or in tort (including negligence), for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein, nor freedom from computer virus.

In particular, and unless explicitly acknowledged by DNV GL in the contract in question, no information, statements, representations or materials herein shall be deemed to be relevant for the interpretation of any contracts entered into with DNV GL.

Special terms for the use of My DNV GL

1.         USE OF MY DNV GL

1.1       General

My DNV GL is a service portal owned and operated by DNV GL AS, and integrated with the Website.

By clicking “I accept” or accessing and using My DNV GL or any information and/or content made available through My DNV GL, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Special Terms of Use for My DNV GL (“the Special User Terms”)

The Special User Terms are supplemented by the Agreement and any contract (“the Service contract”) applicable for the services you are using or having access to through My DNV GL (“the Services”).

You further warrant and covenant that you have the power and authority to enter into the Agreement and these Special User Terms on behalf of yourself and the legal entity you are representing.

In case of conflict between the various terms, they will be given precedence in the following order:

  1. The Service Contract

  2. The Special User Terms

  3. The remaining provisions of the Agreement

The Special User Terms are governed by Norwegian law. Any dispute in connection with or arising from the Special User Terms, whether in contract or in tort, or otherwise in respect of any information or advice, whether express or implied, given on My DNV GL, shall be subject to the courts of Oslo, Norway.

In case of conflict between different language versions of the Special User Terms, the English terms shall prevail.

If you do not acknowledge and agree with the above, you may not access or use My DNV GL.

1.2       Permitted use of My DNV GL

DNV GL AS holds all rights to My DNV GL.

You are hereby given a restricted, time-limited license to use My DNV GL for your internal business purposes only.

My DNV GL may not be used in any manner or for any purpose other than as expressly permitted by these Special User Terms. You may not attempt to:

a)         interfere with the intended and efficient functioning of My DNV GL;

b)         reverse engineer, disassemble, or decompile My DNV GL or apply any other process or procedure to derive the source code of any software included in My DNV GL; or

c)         resell or sublicense My DNV GL or access thereto.

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your registration information, including your user ID and password and for any and all activity that occurs on your account. You agree that you will immediately notify DNV GL of any unauthorized use of your user ID and/or password and that you will not allow any third party to use your account.

2.         CHANGES

Unless otherwise agreed in the Service Contract, DNV GL may change or discontinue any of the Services or change and remove features or functionality at any time.

3.         TERMINATION AND SUSPENSION OF ACCESS

You may terminate the Special User Terms with immediate effect upon prior written notice. In case of termination, you will no longer have access to My DNV GL.

DNV GL may terminate the Special User Terms for any reason by providing 120 days prior notice by e-mail In case of such termination, you will no longer have access to My DNV GL.

DNV GL may also terminate the  Special User Terms and deny further access to My DNV GL with 14 days prior notice (1) if DNV GL’s relationship with a third party partner who provides software or other technology DNV GL use to provide My DNV GL is terminated, (2) if the Services expire, terminate or require DNV GL to change the way we provide the Services, (3) if DNV GL believes providing My DNV GL could create a substantial economic or technical burden or material security risk for DNV GL, (4) in order to comply with the law or requests of governmental entities, or (5) if DNV GL determines that the delivery of My DNV GL has become impractical or unfeasible for any legal or regulatory reason. My DNV GL

DNV GL may fully or partially suspend access to My DNV GL for all or specific users if DNV GL in its sole discretion finds that such suspension is necessary in order to avoid or mitigate a material security risk.

4.         INDEMNITY

Subject to any provision to the contrary set out in an applicable Service Contract, you agree to indemnify and hold DNV GL, and its officers, employees, representatives, contractors and agents harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including attorneys' fees and expenses, related to or arising out of your breach of these Special User Terms or your use of My DNV GL. 

5.         DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Subject to any provision to the contrary set out in an applicable Service Contract, the following shall apply:

While DNV GL use reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information on My DNV GL, DNV GL make no warranties or representations as to its accuracy, currency or completeness, and you waive any claims arising from any inaccuracy or incompleteness of information provided at My DNV GL.

DNV GL assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content on My DNV GL. To the extent permitted by applicable law, everything on My DNV GL is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement. To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will DNV GL be liable for any damages whatsoever, including special, indirect, consequential or incidental damages or damages for loss of profits, revenue, use, or data, whether brought in contract or tort, arising out of or connected with My DNV GL or the use or reliance upon any of the content, representations or information accessed from My DNV GL. 

In particular, all access to and use of Sharepoint based collaboration solutions and other collaboration sites available through My DNV GL, shall be in accordance with My DNV GL’s instructions regarding safe use from time to time.

All users have to do a log-out and close the web browser, to end a user session. DNV GL assumes no liability or responsibility for (i) any errors or omissions in the content and (ii) any direct, indirect or any other loss or damage, whether in contract or in tort (including negligence), arising as a consequence of not following this log-out procedure.

6.         CONFIDENTIALITY

Both parties agree not to disclose to any third party without the prior written consent of the other party, any confidential information obtained from the other party. Confidential information (“Confidential Information”) means any and all information disclosed verbally, electronically, visually, or in a written or other tangible form which is either identified or should be reasonably understood by the recipient party to be confidential or proprietary to the other party. Confidential Information includes, but is not limited to, trade secrets, computer programs, software, formulas, data, inventions, techniques, documentation, marketing plans, strategies, forecasts, third party confidential information and customer lists.

However, each party shall be free to disclose such information as is:

a)         known prior to the information being disclosed by the other party, or

b)         part of the public domain at the time of disclosure, or

c)         required to be disclosed by public authorities in accordance with applicable law.

User shall keep all user names and passwords provided for use on or in connection with My DNV GL confidential, and not distribute them further within or outside of user’s organization.

7.         REVISION TO MY DNV GL AND THE SPECIAL USER TERMS

Subject to any provisions to the contrary in the applicable Service Contracts:

DNV GL may change, update or remove the information and material that it has made available on My DNV GL without notice.

DNV GL reserves the right to change these Special User Terms periodically, without providing individual notice. All such changes will take effect once they have been posted on My DNV GL. You agree that it is your responsibility to monitor such updates and that your continued use of My DNV GL after such revisions will constitute your full acceptance of such Special User Terms. These Special User Terms were last updated on the date listed at the top of the document.