1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of Use
By accessing, navigating on, or using this website (“the Site”), the user acknowledges having read and understood the present terms and conditions of use (“the Terms and Conditions of Use”) and agrees to respect them and comply with all applicable laws and regulations defined by Colombian legislation. Furthermore, when the user makes use of any of the services that are rendered by this Site, including but not limited to chat rooms, suggestion boxes, and contests, this use will be subject to the rules, guidelines, policies, and terms and conditions applicable to said service.
In case the user does not agree with these Terms and Conditions of Use, we kindly ask them to immediately abstain from using this Site.
This Site is controlled and operated by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A., from its offices located in Colombia. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. is not responsible for the material on this Site being appropriate or available for use in other places, access to it being forbidden in territories where its contents are illegal. Those who decide to access this Site from other places do it on their own initiative and it is their responsibility to comply with any local laws that are applicable. Any claim regarding this Site and the materials that make up its contents is regulated by Colombian law. These Terms and Conditions are subject to changes without previous notice at any moment, at the sole discretion of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A., and as of the date of publication of the modification of these Terms and Conditions of Use on this Site, all transactions that take place between CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. and the user are governed by the modified document.
The headings of the clauses of these Terms and Conditions are only meant to make it easier to consult them and are not part of them. From them, no meaning or interpretation can be inferred or derived.
3. Independence of provisions
In case one or more of the dispositions contained in these Terms and Conditions were to be considered invalid, illegal or inefficient in any way, the validity, legality, enforceability, and efficiency of the rest of the dispositions herein contained will not be affected or annulled by said circumstance.
www.argos.com.co is a website aimed at the use of different services and contents, such as the description of the company and its products and services, financial information, news, and press releases. www.argos.com.co is a domain name owned by the company CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A., which is a commercial organization registered under Colombian law, whose main activity is the commercialization and sale of products and services such as cement and concrete and land transport.
All the informative, graphic, advertising, photographic, multimedia, audiovisual and design material, as well as all the contents, texts, and databases made available through this Site (“the Contents”) are exclusive property of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or, in some cases, of third parties that have authorized CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. to use or display them on the Site. Furthermore, the use of some contents owned by a third party on www.argos.com.co is explicitly authorized by the law. All the Contents on www.argos.com.co are protected by the norms on copyrights and all national and international laws that apply to them.
Except for that which is explicitly stipulated in these Terms and Conditions, it is forbidden to copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, sell, distribute, or exhibit the Contents of this Site in any way or by any means, including but not limited to electronic, mechanic, photocopiable, recordable or any other type of media, without the previous written permission of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or the owner of the copyrights to said Contents.
In no case do these Terms and Conditions grant any rights, licenses or authorizations to carry out any of the actions previously prohibited. Any non-authorized use of the Contents will be considered a violation of the present Terms and Conditions, the norms in effect about copyrights, and any other regulations that apply to them. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. grants the user a personal license and right, which are non-transferrable and non-exclusive, to display www.argos.com.co on the screen of a computer or PDA device under their control and to use the object code (not the source code) of the software of www.argos.com.co.
The previously mentioned license does not apply to the intellectual property of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or of third parties (“the Intellectual Property”) and it is automatically revoked in case of any incompliance on behalf of the user of any of the provisions contained in these Terms and Conditions. The license granted by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. is given taking into account that the user cannot modify, create, distribute, reproduce or exhibit a work derived from the Contents, even if the process or the setup is inverted or if the user tries to discover the access code in any way, nor can the user sell, transfer, sublicense, provide assurance regarding or transfer any right to the software of www.argos.com.co. Through the present Terms and Conditions, the user commits to not modifying the software of the Site in any way.
6. Industrial property
All the brands, banners, logos, names, and any other distinctive signs, as well as the utility models or industrial designs and other elements of industrial or intellectual property that are inserted, used or displayed on the Site (“the Industrial Property”) are exclusive property of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or, in some cases, of third parties that have explicitly authorized CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. to use or display them on the Site. Furthermore, in some cases the use of industrial property of a third party has been authorized by the law in a general fashion, and consequently, it doesn’t require any previous or explicit authorization of its owner. Nothing on www.argos.com.co can be interpreted as a concession or the granting of any type of authorization, license or any other right to use or dispose of the Industrial Property in any way without the previous written permission of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or the owner of the rights to it. Any non-authorized use will be considered a violation of the present Terms and Conditions and the national and international norms in effect on industrial property and will lead to consequences and sanctions imposed by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or the Law.
7. Linking, deeplinking, and framing
CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. prohibits the use of names, logotypes, brands or any other distinctive sign of its property as hyperlinks (“linking”) that lead to websites whose URL is not http://www.argos.com.co, unless the establishing of such a link is previously approved by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. in writing, in which case the criteria and manuals for design and publicity established by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. must be followed. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. reserves the right to request the withdrawal of links that have been placed on websites without its explicit previous permission. The placing of links to subdirectories within the URL (“deeplinking") on pages that are not controlled by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. is prohibited. Displaying, using, exhibiting, copying or any other form of reproducing the Site http://www.argos.com.co or any of its subdirectories and pages on sites that are not controlled by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. (“framing”) is also explicitly prohibited. Any disregard for these prohibitions will be considered a violation of the rights concerning intellectual property of the Contents and the rights regarding the Industrial Property.
Any questions related with the use of brands, banners, logos, distinctive signs, and in general any element of the Industrial Property of the Site, as well as those related with the use of the Contents or with the establishment of links to the URL http://www.argos.com.co can be directed to CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. in Colombia, on telephone number (+57) (4) 319-8700, or directly through the website www.argos.com.co. Any use that is in violation with the regulations herein contained will result in the corresponding civil and criminal actions.
9. Exoneration and guarantees
In compliance with the Law of the Republic of Colombia, the material contained in this Site, including but not limited to texts, graphs and links, is provided on an “as is” basis, without offering guarantees of any type, whether they are explicit or implicit, including but not limited to warranties of marketability, appropriateness for a specific purpose, non-infringement or other non-violation of rights. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. does not guarantee the use, validity, accuracy, reliability or results of the use of the Site or of any other situation associated with it or any other website linked to this Site. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. warns its clients that the information on this website may contain errors or inaccuracies and that it may not be complete or updated. Therefore, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. reserves the right to correct any error, omission or inaccuracy or to change or update these at any time without notice.
10. Limited responsibility
Without prejudice to what is defined by mandatory norms stipulated in applicable Colombian legislation, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. does not assume any responsibility, including the ones stemming from any harm or prejudice, including but not limited to the loss of information or profits, the existence of viruses, results of the use or the inability to use the material on this Site, lost business opportunities or any other type of damage, even if the user informed the company about the possibility of such damage, or for any claim of third parties, except in cases explicitly defined in this document.
Under the terms defined herein, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. does not assume any responsibility for the information provided on the Site, including but not limited to the information that refers to products, services, notes of interest, opinions, practical advice and response to questions. Furthermore, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. is not and will never be responsible for the impossibility of, or problems with, the use of the Site or any of the pages that are part of it, including but not limited to events such as problems with a server or connection, interruptions in communication or technical problems. If the use of the material of the Site results in the need to do maintenance to, repair or correct any equipment or information, the user will bear any costs stemming from this situation.
11. Visiting the Site
The rendering of the Site’s service is free for the users, except for the use of some services (“the Services”), which can only be accessed through a subscription or registration process by the user or by paying a price, as explicitly indicated in the corresponding sections.
Any visits paid to websites through the links of this Site will be at the own initiative and risk of the user, without implying any responsibility for CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A.
The user agrees to use the contents diligently, correctly and licitly, and, above all, not to do any of the following:
(a) Use the contents with purposes or effects that do not comply with the law, with moral and generally accepted behavior or with public order.
(b) Totally or partially reproduce, copy, represent, publish, use, distribute, transform or modify the Contents of the Site by means of any procedure or on any type of medium or allow public access through any means of public communication other than those that, depending on each case, have been made available for this purpose or have been indicated on the webpages where those Contents can be found, or, in general, that are generally used on the internet for this purpose, as long as they do not entail any risk of damaging or disabling the Site, the Services, or the Contents.
(c) Suppress, elude or manipulate the copyrights or any other elements referring to the rights of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or its title holders that are incorporated into the contents, as well as technical protective devices, digital fingerprints or any other information mechanism the Contents may contain.
(d) Use the contents and, particularly, any class of information obtained through the Site or its Services to distribute, transmit, forward, modify, reuse or report on the publicity or the Contents of the Site with the purpose of direct sales or any other type of commercial purpose, send unrequested messages addressed to a group of people, regardless of their intention, or commercialize or spread said information by any means. In other words, the user can download the material that is published here on physical or digital media, but only for personal purposes and with a reference to the source.
(e) Use the Site and the Services with illicit purposes or effects that are not in compliance with what is established in these Terms and Conditions and that are detrimental to any rights or interests of third parties or which in any other way can damage, disable, overload or deteriorate the Site and the Services or impede the normal use or enjoyment of the Site and the Services by their users.
12. Review of the Terms and Conditions
CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. can review the Terms and Conditions of Use herein contained at any time by means of an update of this announcement. By using www.argos.com.co, the user agrees to respect all of these revisions, which will take effect the moment they are accessible for the users, who are in their turn obliged to periodically visit this page to check the terms and conditions that are in effect at that moment and to which all users must adhere if they decide to use this Site.