OF MEPS (INTERNATIONAL) LTD ("MEPS")
below is a legal agreement between You (either an individual or a
company, who will be referred to in this licence as “You”, or “Your” and MEPS
international for which you are allowed to obtain a copy of selected average
steel prices/indices and forecasts by subscription for a period of 12 months by
downloading it remotely from our server at www.meps.co.uk. The copyright,
database rights, know how and any other intellectual property rights in the
data are and remain the property of MEPS. You are licensed to use them
only if you accept all the terms and conditions set out below.
on the acceptance button which follows this licence agreement (marked 'do you
accept these terms and conditions?'), you indicate acceptance of this licence
and the limited warranty and limitation of liability set out in this licence.
Such acceptance is either on your own behalf or on behalf of any corporate
entity which employs you or which you represent ('single user licensee'). You
will be asked to create a user name and password to enable you to enter the
MEPS web site.
therefore read this licence agreement carefully before clicking on the
acceptance button. If you do not accept these terms and conditions, you will
not be able to continue with your licence. Without agreeing to these terms you
will be unable to subscribe to MEPS tables, forecasts and online reports.
AND LIMITED WARRANTY
Ownership of materials and copies
Materials and related documentation is copyrighted works of authorship, and are
also protected under applicable database laws. MEPS retain ownership of the
materials and all subsequent copies of the materials, regardless of the form in
which the copies may exist. This licence is not a sale of the original
Materials or any copies and is for one user only.
Provided that you
have paid the required licence fee set out in clause 4.3 below, MEPS grants to
you a limited, non-exclusive licence for the duration of your active
subscription to access the materials for use on your own personal computer. You
may enter the MEPS web site a restricted number of times per month to gain
access to the materials, using your user name and password. Should you require
a change of user during your subscription period, contact MEPS Customer
who will be happy to amend the user and licence details for you.
The licence fee payable is included in the subscription rate(s) set out at the
MEPS web site.
All payments will attract VAT at the UK rate if applicable. If you are based
outside the UK,
VAT may be
waived on the provision of your registered VAT number.
may not use, copy, modify or transfer the materials (including any
related documentation) or any copy, in whole or in part, including any
print-out of all or part of any database, except as expressly provided for in
this licence. If you transfer possession of any copy of the materials to
another party except as provided above, your licence is automatically
terminated. You may not translate, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble,
modify or create derivative works based on the materials. You may not vary,
delete or obscure any copyright notices or any product identification or
restrictions on or in the Materials.
You may not
fax, forward, email, transmit, display, or reproduce and distribute the
materials by means of printouts, or copies of the report in any manner
whatsoever for use by persons either within, or outside of the your company.
Materials are also STRICTLY EXCLUDED from being uploaded,
copied or made accessible on any intranet, internet, or any other devices and
systems where access is made available to multiple users, either within, or
outside of the Company.
4.5 No transfer
The Materials are licensed only to you. You may not rent, lease, sub-license,
sell, assign, pledge, transfer or otherwise dispose of the Materials, on a
temporary or permanent basis, without the prior written consent of MEPS. Each
individual user must obtain a separate licence. Contact
for a multi-user licence.
require more than one user, you may purchase a multi-user licence from MEPS,
your multi-user licence will clearly state the terms of the multi-user
licence. Including the number of users and any other special dispensations
agreed by MEPS with You. If You are not in possession of such a document, then
You have a Single User Licence and therefore should fully comply with MEPS
single user licence terms as stated within this document. Should you require a
multi-user licence please contact MEPS at
You undertake to:
include our copyright notice on all and any copies of the Materials, including
any partial copies of the Materials, authorised by MEPS in writing to be
hold all tables, specifications, data, listings and all other information
relating to the materials confidential and not at any time, during this licence
or after its expiry, disclose the same, whether directly or indirectly, to any
third party without MEPS consent.
The information contained in the materials is obtained from sources on the
steel market which MEPS considers to be accurate. MEPS uses reasonable
endeavours to ensure that the information in the Materials is correct and that
its analysis is reliable but no warranty is made as to the accuracy of the
MEPS shall not be liable for any reliance on the Materials by you. You assume
the entire risk as to the use and performance of the materials.
MEPS does not warrant that the materials will meet your requirements or that
its operation will be uninterrupted or error free.
Limitation of liability
MEPS's entire liability and your exclusive remedy shall be:
if, during the Licence Period, you are unable to access the materials via the
website for an extended period, MEPS will send you a paper or electronic
version of the Materials.
Exclusion of liability
Except in respect of personal injury or death caused directly by the negligence
of MEPS , in no event will MEPS be liable to you for any damages, including any
lost profits, lost savings, loss of data or any indirect, special, incidental
or consequential damages arising out of the use of or inability to use such
materials, even if MEPS has been advised of the possibility of such damages.
Nothing in this licence limits liability for fraudulent misrepresentation.
The licence is effective for a 12 month period from the date of payment of the
required licence fee. Or, a period of time agreed by MEPS and confirm by MEPS
MEPS reserve the right to alter the materials as they wish. If changes are made
to the materials, the web site will contain a statement notifying you of those
MEPS may terminate this licence at any time on the basis that it will repay to
you a proportion of the licence fee for the remaining period of the licence.
Should you wish to terminate this licence no refund will be payable.
You agree that MEPS shall have the right, after supplying undertakings as to
confidentiality, to audit the use of the website to verify compliance with this
Each party irrevocably agrees that the courts of England and Wales shall have
exclusive jurisdiction to resolve any controversy or claim of whatever nature
arising out of or in relation to this Agreement and the place of performance of
this Agreement shall be England the laws of that country shall govern such
controversy or claim.
This licence constitutes the complete and exclusive statement of the licence
between MEPS and you with respect to the subject matter of this Agreement and
supersedes all proposals, representations, understandings and prior agreements,
whether oral or written, and all other communications between us relating to
that subject matter.
Any clause in this licence that is found to be invalid or unenforceable shall
be deemed deleted and the remainder of this licence shall not be affected by
Failure or neglect by either party to exercise any of its rights or remedies
under this licence will not be construed as a waiver of that party's rights nor
in any way affect the validity of the whole or part of this licence nor
prejudice that party's right to take subsequent action.
This licence is personal to you and you may not assign, transfer, sub-contract
or otherwise part with this licence or any right or obligation under it without
MEPS prior written consent.
This Agreement does not create any right enforceable by any person who is not a
party to it ('Third Party') under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act
1999, but this clause does not affect any right or remedy of a Third Party
which exists or is available apart from that Act.
World and Regional Steel Price Tables
Carbon and Stainless Steel
Price Product Forecasts