1. Acceptance of Terms and Conditions of use
By accessing, navigating, 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 subject to them and comply with all applicable laws and regulations as set forth by Colombian legislation. Furthermore, when the user makes use of any service rendered by this Site, including but not limited to chat rooms, suggestion boxes, and contests, they 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 courteously 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 subject to local laws that are applicable. Any claim regarding this Site and the material of its content is regulated by Colombian laws. 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 the operations 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 any or more of the dispositions contained in these Terms and Conditions be considered invalid, illegal, or inefficient in any aspect, the validity, legality, enforceability, or efficiency of the rest of the dispositions herein contained will bot be affected or annulled by said circumstance.
www.argos.com.co is a website that is dedicated to the use of diverse services and contents, such as the description of the company, the products, the services, financial information, news, and press releases. www.argos.com.co is a domain name owned by the society CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A., a commercial organization registered under Colombian law, whose main activity is the commercialization and sale of products and services such as cement, 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 (from now on referred to as “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 them. Likewise, the use on www.argos.com.co of some contents owned by third parties is explicitly authorized by the law or by said third parties. 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 media, without the previous written permission of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or the owner of the copyrights.
In no case, these Terms and Conditions grant rights, licenses, or authorizations to undertake 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 is non-transferrable and non-exclusive, to open 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 extend to the Industrial Property of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or of third parties, and end automatically with the 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 it, even if they invert the process, invert the set-up or in any way try to discover any access code, sell, transfer, sublicense, provide insurance for, or transfer any right of the software of www.argos.com.co. The user promises through the present Terms and Conditions not to modify 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 are exclusive Property of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. and in some cases of third parties that have explicitly authorized CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. to use them. Likewise, in some cases the use of industrial property of third parties has been authorized by the law in a general fashion, and consequently 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 any form of Industrial Property, 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, leading to the 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 (“links”) directed 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 design and publicity manuals established by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. must be respected. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. reserves the right to request the withdrawal of links that have been established on websites without its explicit previous permission. The establishing 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.www.argos.com.co or any of its subdirectories and pages on sites that are not controlled by CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. (“Framing”) are explicitly prohibited. The non-observance of these prohibitions will be considered a violation of the rights concerning intellectual property of the Contents and the rights regarding Industrial Property.
Any questions related with the use of brands, banners, logos, distinctive signs, and in general any element of 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 (0057) (4) 3198700 or directly through the website, www.argos.com.co. Any use that is in violation with the regulations herein contained will result in corresponding civil action and prosecution.
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 there being any type of guarantees, be it explicit or implicit, including but not limited to guarantees of marketability or salability, of adaptation for specific purposes, or of non-contravention or other violation of rights. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. does not guarantee the use, validity, precision, reliability, or results of the use of this Site, or any other situation regarding this Site or any site linked to it. CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. warns its clients that the information of this site can contain errors or inaccuracies, or might not be complete or updated. Therefore, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. reserves the right to correct any mistakes, omissions, or inaccuracies, and change or update the information at any time and without previous notice.
10. Limited responsibility
Without prejudice of what is determined in the imperative norms of applicable Colombian legislation, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. does not take any responsibility, even for damage or loss, including but not limited to the loss of information or utilities, the existence of viruses, the results of the use or the inability to use the material on this Site, missed business opportunities, or any other kind of damage, even when the user has warned us of the existence of such damages, or for any claim of third parties, except for that which is explicitly stipulated herein.
Under the terms herein pointed out, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. does not take any responsibility for the information that is provided on the site, including but not limited to information referring to products and services, notes of interest, opinions, practical advice, and answers to questions. Furthermore, CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. is not nor will it be responsible of the impossibility or problems to use the Site or any pages that make it up, including but not limited to events such as problems with the server or the connection, interruptions in communication, or technical problems. In case the use of the material of this Site results in the need to do maintenance to, fix, or correct information equipment, the user will bear any costs stemming from those situations.
11. Visiting the Site
The rendering of the Site’s service is free for the users, except the use of some Services, which can only be accessed through a subscription or registry process by the user or by paying a price, as explicitly indicated in the corresponding sections.
Any visits paid to a websites through the links of this Site will be at the own risk of the user, without resulting in any responsibility for CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A.
The user vows to use the contents diligently, correctly, licitly, and especially, they agree not to do any of the following:
(a) Use the contents with purposes or effects that do not comply with the law, morals, generally accepted behavior, or public order.
(b) Totally or partially reproduce, copy, represent, use, distribute, transform, or modify the contents of the Site in any way or by any means, 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 the contents can be found, or, in general, are usually used on 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 and other identification data of the rights of CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. or its title holders, incorporated into the contents, as well as technical protective devices, digital fingerprints, or any other information mechanism the Contents might contain.
(d) Use the contents and, particularly, any class of information obtained through the Site or the Services to distribute, transmit, forward, modify, refuse, or report the publicity or the contents of the Site with the intention of direct sales or any other type of commercial purpose, unrequested messages addressed at a plurality of people regardless of their intention, as well as abstain from commercializing or spreading said information by any means. In other words, the user can download the material that is published here, in its physical or digital format, but only for personal purposes and with a reference to the source.
(e) Use the Site and the Services with illicit purposes or effects, which are not in compliance with what is established in these Terms and Conditions, and which are detrimental to the rights and 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 the users.
12. Review of the terms
CEMENTOS ARGOS S.A. can review the Terms and Conditions of Use herein contained at any time, by updating this announcement. By using www.argos.com.co, the user agrees to any 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 determine 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.