YQ Terms and Conditions


The below mentioned Terms and Conditions are pretty much similar to the ones that you will find with any type of data providers. So, if your company already accepted Terms and conditions of dataproviders (like  I c i s   or  P l a t t s ), you will have no problem accepting these.

These terms are pretty much directed towards commercial data providing companies that would try to drain the 7.5 billion data points out of our database to sell these to their customers. We want to avoid them slowing down the access and services towards other bona fide users. 


IN SHORT:

ALL INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS FREE OF CHARGE, EXCEPT IF EXPLICITELY INDICATED OTHERWISE. 

 

 

By entering this website, you accept the below mentioned Terms and Conditions.

 

 

YQ MATRIX WEBSITE TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

These Terms of Conditions were last updated on December 12th, 2014.

 

By accessing and using the YQ Matrix website, www.YQmatrix.com and its eventual sub websites under management, control and ownership of the same company (called hereafter “The YQ Matrix Website”), you are agreeing to be legally bound by these Terms & Conditions. The terms “you” and “User” refer to anyone who accesses The YQ Matrix Website.

The YQ Matrix Website is under management, control and ownership of the Company 
YQ    Purchasing    bvba, located at Kroonstraat 1,  3840 Borgloon,   Belgium (called hereafter “The Company”).

As you browse through The Company and its present or future affiliates sites you may access other websites that are subject to different terms of use. When you use those sites, you will be legally bound by the specific terms of use posted on such sites. If there is a conflict between these Terms & Conditions and the other terms and conditions, the other terms & conditions will govern with respect to the use of such pages.

YQ Matrix, a brand name of The Company may change these Terms & Conditions at any time without notice. Changes will be posted on www.YQMatrix.com under “Terms & Conditions”.

Your use of The YQ Matrix Website after any visit or any changes that you posted will constitute your agreement to the modified Terms & Conditions and all of the changes. Therefore, you should read these Terms & Conditions from time to time for changes.

1. USE OF THE “YQ MATRIX WEBSITE”

The Company hereby grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license to access and use The YQ Matrix Website (www.YQmatrix.com) or its sub website (www.silvgold.com) for the fees, if applicable, and under the terms set forth below.

The YQ Matrix Website and the content, including, but not limited to, text, data, reports, opinions, images, photos, graphics, graphs, charts, animations and video (called hereafter the “Content”), displayed on The YQ Matrix Website, may be used only for your personal and non-commercial use. In those case where the data available on the YQ Matrix website is already publicly available, the User agrees that the way this public data is handled, (re)calculated, filtered and displayed constitute its uniqueness to the extend these handling, (re)calculations, filters and displays constitute similar restrictions as the data itself, but applied on these handling, (re)calculations, filters and displays. Except as otherwise permitted under these Terms & Conditions, you agree not to copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works from, or store any Content, in whole or in part, from The YQ Matrix Website or to display, perform, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast or circulate any Content to anyone, or for any commercial purpose, without the express prior written consent of The Company or in those case where the YQ Matrix Website by its website structure allowed to forward, copy, reproduce, modify, creative derivative works from, or store any content, in whole or in part, from The YQ Matrix Website or to display, perform, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast or circulate any Content to anyone, the logo of YQ Matrix should be maintained or at least the website www.YQmatrix.com or www.silvgold.com should be mentioned as source of the data.   In those case where the data available on the YQ Matrix website is already publicly available, the User agrees that the way this public data is handled, (re)calculated, filtered and displayed constitute its uniqueness to the extend these handling, (re)calculations, filters and displays constitutes propriety and copyright protected information of The Company.

The User agrees that the Content and in those case where the data available on the YQ Matrix website is already publicly available, the way this public data is handled, (re)calculated, filtered and displayed is the exclusive property of The Company or its licensors, and is protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws. Trade names, trademarks, service marks and other product and service names and logos on The YQ Matrix Website and within the Content are proprietary to their respective owners and may be protected by applicable trademark and copyright laws. Any of the trademarks, service marks or logos (collectively called hereafter the “Marks”) displayed on The YQ Matrix Website may be registered or unregistered marks of The Company or others. Nothing contained on this YQ Matrix Website should be construed as granting any license or right to use any of the Marks displayed on The YQ Matrix Website without the express written permission of The Company or a third party owner of such Marks. Any unauthorized uses of the Marks or any other Content are strictly prohibited. To request permission to use any Content or other of The Company’s material, please contact The Company at info@YQmatrix.com. The user may be allowed however to forward some part of the data, graphs and layout, provided this possibility is granted via special forward links installed on The YQ Matrix Website and does not infringe the above mentioned topics.

You may not use The YQ Matrix Website for any unlawful purpose. You shall honor all reasonable requests by The Company to protect The Company’s proprietary interests in the YQ Matrix Website.

In those cases where the obtained data is subject to payment of fees, this data is destinated exclusively to the person or company that paid for the data and it does not constitute any right for the receiver of this data to publish or forward the data (whether or not reworked in graphs or tables) to third parties.

 

2. REGISTRATION

As part of the registration process, you must select a username and password and provide The Company with accurate, complete, and updated information. Failure to do so constitutes a breach of this Agreement, which may result in immediate termination of your access.

 

3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

You are entirely liable for activities conducted by you in connection with your browsing and use of The YQ Matrix Website. If you are dissatisfied with the Content or The YQ Matrix Website or with these Terms of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to stop using the Content and The YQ Matrix Website. The Company will not pay you any damages in connection with your browsing or use of the YQ Matrix Website.

Due to the number of sources from which the Content is obtained and the potential hazards of electronic distribution, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in such Content and The YQ Matrix Website. THE CONTENT AND THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”, WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ITS PRESENT OR FUTURE SUBSIDIARIES MAKES ANY GUARANTEES OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, TIMELINESS OR CURRENTNESS OF OR RESULTS TO BE OBTAINED FROM, ACCESSING AND USING THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE, THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE'S OWN CONTENT, THE OTHER CONTENT, NOR ANY MATERIAL THAT CAN BE ACCESSED (VIA A DIRECT OR INDIRECT HYPERLINK OR OTHERWISE) THROUGH THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE. THE COMPANY HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR USE AND OF NONINFRINGEMENT. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR THE PRESENT OR FUTURE SUBUSIDIAIRIES OF THE COMPANY SHALL BE LIABLE TO THE USER OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY INACCURACY, DELAY, INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE, ERROR OR OMISSION, REGARDLESS OF CAUSE, OR FOR ANY DAMAGES RESULTING THEREFROM. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, THE PRESENT OF FUTURE SUBSIDIARIES OF THE COMPANY NOR ANY OF THEIR THIRD PARTY LICENSORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOST TIME, LOST MONEY, LOST PROFITS OR GOOD WILL, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT SUCH DAMAGES ARE FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN WITH RESPECT TO ANY USE OF THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE. NEITHER THE COMPANY NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS WILL BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY RESULTING FROM USE OF THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE, IN WHOLE OR PART, WHETHER CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE, CONTINGENCIES BEYOND ITS CONTROL IN PROCURING, COMPILING, INTERPRETING, REPORTING OR DELIVERING THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE AND ANY CONTENT AT THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE OR OTHERWISE. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY, ITS AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH CONTENT OR THE YQ MATRIX WEBSITE.

The Company assumes no responsibility for the use of third party software on the YQ Matrix site and shall have no liability whatsoever to any person or entity for the accuracy or completeness of any outcome generated by such software.

3bis. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY related to Price and Volume data, tables and graphs.

Specifically related to price and volume data, tables and graphs, none of YQ Purchasing bvba, their group companies, nor any of their or their group companies’ respective directors, officers, employees or agents (collectively the “Disclaiming Parties”) shall be liable in respect of the accuracy or the completeness of the Benchmark or the market data related thereto (“Market Data”) and none of the disclaiming parties shall have any liability for any errors, omissions, delays or interruptions in providing the Benchmark or market data. No disclaiming party makes any warranty, express or implied, as to results to be obtained by use of the Benchmark or Market Data. The Benchmark and Market Data is provided “as is” and no disclaiming party makes any express or implied warranties, conditions, guarantees or representations, with respect to the Benchmark or the Market Data and the Disclaiming Parties expressly disclaim all warranties, of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose or use, satisfactory quality or non-infringement with respect to the Benchmark or Market Data or any data related thereto. Without limiting any of the foregoing, in no event shall any disclaiming party have any liability for any loss of profit, loss of or anticipated loss of revenue, loss of use, business interruption, loss of use of any equipment, loss of any contract or other business opportunity or goodwill or indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages, even if advised of the possibility of such loss or whether such loss otherwise would have been foreseen. This limitation of liability shall not exclude or restrict the liability of the Disclaiming Parties or any other person: (a) in respect of personal injury or death resulting from negligence; or (b) otherwise to the extent it cannot be excluded or restricted in accordance with applicable Belgian law. The exclusions and limitations of liability contained herein shall apply whether: (a) a claim arises in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, breach of statutory duty, contribution or otherwise; or (b) a claim is brought directly or as a third party claim. No Advice. The Benchmark and Market Data are provided for general information purposes only and provision of the Benchmark and Market Data does not constitute legal, financial or other professional advice. No Disclaiming Party shall be responsible for any costs or damages resulting from your use or reliance of the Benchmark or Market Data, (or anybody accessing the Benchmark or Market Data via you), including but not limited to decisions relating to the sale and purchase of instruments or legal, compliance and/or risk management decisions. You agree that you access the content at your own risk in these respects.

The conditions in article 3 would be supplementary and prevail the conditions in article 3 bis in case they would restrict the liabilities of YQ Purchasing more than those mentioned in article 3 bis.  

 

4. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

You may, through hypertext or other computer links, gain access to websites operated by persons other than The Company. Such hyperlinks are provided for your reference and convenience only, and are the exclusive responsibility of such websites' owners. You agree that The Company is not responsible for the content or operation of such websites, and that The Company shall have no liability to you or any other person or entity for the use of third party websites. A hyperlink from this Website to another website does not imply or mean that The Company endorses the content on that website or the operator or operations of that site. You are solely responsible for determining the extent to which you may use any content at any other websites to which you link from the YQ Matrix Website.

 

5. THE USER'S CONTENT

The User grants to The Company, its present of future subsidiaries the non-exclusive right to use all material entered into the YQ Matrix Website by the User (other than third-party material transmitted through private electronic mail) in any of The Company’s print or electronic publications or communication (hereunder referred to as “Other Content”).

Users entering material into the YQ Matrix Website are responsible for the Other Content. Neither The Company nor the present of future subsidiaries of The Company has any responsibility for Other Content, including the content of any messages or information posted by Users or others, or for the content of information accessible via direct or indirect hyperlinks from the YQ Matrix Website. However, The Company retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to review, edit, or delete Other Content that The Company deems to be illegal, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate. Any legal action should therefore be addressed towards the other user himself and not towards The Company, its present or future subsidiaries or third party contractors. It is within the discretion of The Company to decide to divulge or not the identity of the other user. The latter would in normal circumstances only be done if the other user accepts to divulge his identity or if there is a legal and Belgian court decision imposing it to The Company. The Company retains the right, which it may or may not exercise in its sole discretion, to cancel the access of users to the YQ Matrix Website.  

You may not input or distribute any material through the YQ Matrix Website that is promotional in nature, including solicitations for funds or business, without the prior written authorization of The Company.

Users, being an employee or a contractor or any other legal entity, should check if their contract with their employer or assignment provider allows them to input price, volume and turnover on The YQ Matrix Website, except if these prices, volumes and turnover are public by their nature (i.e. in cases of public procurement where prices, volumes and turnover are public in most countries). Also in those cases where prices are camouflaged by the YQ Matrix Website once the user input his volume, price and turnover information, the users should check if the camouflage system provided by the YQ Matrix Website is compliant with their contractual obligations versus their employer and/or assignment provider. This is a sole responsibility of the user.  

The User agrees to indemnify The Company and the present or future subsidiaries of The Company from all damages, liabilities, costs, charges and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, that The Company, their affiliates, employees, and authorized representatives may incur as a result of either: (i) the User's breach of this Agreement; or (ii) material entered into the YQ Matrix Website with the use of the User's screen name or password. The latter remains applicable in case the user uses a fake user and password.

 

 

6. TERMINATION

This Agreement will continue until terminated by either The Company or the User. The Company can terminate the Agreement by notifying the other party by telephone or electronic mail or by simply denying access to its website. The user can terminate the agreement by sending a registered letter to the address of The Company. If the Agreement is terminated by The Company by denying the access to the user, the Agreement might be terminated for the other users of the same company for which the denied user is operating depending on the discretion of The Company independently if these users are using the company e-mail address or not for accessing the YQ Matrix Website. The above mentioned obligations of the User and the rights of The Company described in point 1, 3, 3bis, 4, 5, 7 and 8 remain valid after termination of the agreement.

 

7. ADDITIONAL LEGAL TERMS

The Company may discontinue or change the YQ Matrix Website or its availability to you, at any time.

This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the parties relating to the YQ Matrix Website and supersedes any and all other agreements, oral or in writing, with respect to the YQ Matrix Website. The failure of The Company to insist upon strict compliance with any term of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver with regard to any subsequent failure to comply with such term or provision. This Agreement is personal to you, and you may not assign your rights or obligations to anyone. If any provision in this Agreement is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. This Agreement, your rights and obligations, and all actions contemplated by this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Belgium, as if the Agreement was a contract wholly entered into and wholly performed within Belgium, and any litigation related to this Agreement shall be brought exclusively in the Belgian Court of Tongeren. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

 

8. ANTI-HACKING PROVISION

You expressly agree not to use this Website in any manner or for any purpose that is prohibited by these terms and conditions. In addition, you expressly agree not to:

(1) use The YQ Matrix Website for any purpose that is prohibited by any law or regulation, or to facilitate the violation of any law or regulation; 

(2) use or attempt to use any “deep-link,” “scraper,” “robot,” “bot,” “spider,” “data mining,” “computer code” or any other automated device, program, tool, algorithm, process or methodology or manual process having similar processes or functionality, to access, acquire, copy, or monitor any portion of The YQ Matrix Website or any data or content found on or accessed through The YQ Matrix Website without prior express written consent; 

(3) obtain or attempt to obtain through any means any materials or information on The YQ Matrix Website that have not been intentionally made publicly available either by their public display on The YQ Matrix Website or through their accessibility by a visible link on The YQ Matrix Website; 

(4) in any way bypass or circumvent any other measure employed to limit or prevent access to The YQ Matrix Website or its content; 

(5) violate the security of The YQ Matrix Website or attempt to gain unauthorized access to The YQ Matrix Website, data, materials, information, computer systems or networks connected to any server associated with this Website, through hacking, password mining or any other means; 

(6) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of The YQ Matrix Website or any activities conducted on or through The YQ Matrix Website, including accessing any data, content or other information prior to the time that it is intended to be available to the public on The YQ Matrix Website; 

(7) take or attempt any action that, in the sole discretion of this Website's operators, imposes or may impose an unreasonable or disproportionately large load or burden on The YQ Matrix Website or such operation's infrastructure.

(8) access The YQ Matrix Website with another user name and e-mail address in case you have been refused or blocked access with your initial e-mail address

(9) access The YQ Matrix Website with the purpose to provide the information to other users that have been refused access to The YQ Matrix Website.  

The User accepts that infringement on the above mentioned points by the User might make the User or his Company subject to legal claims for which a minimum of 100.000 euro (hundred thousand euro) or its equivalent in US dollars at the time of the Court’s decision whichever is chosen by The Company is not unusual. More particularly, the user accepts that activities by the User to try to disclose the hardware, software, statistical formulas and any other structural element of the YQ Matrix Website might make the User or his Company subject to legal claims for which a minimum of 10 million euro (ten million euro) or its equivalent in US dollars at the time of the Court’s decision whichever is chosen by The Company is not unusual.    

 

8. PRIVACY STATEMENT

Information we collect from users of the site will be stored by us and may be used in the following ways:

 

8.1 Regarding prices.

We will not disclose your prices linked to you contact details to other companies if you have selected them on the site as being private and not to be shared with other users, except where there would be no other reasonable way to maintain your usage or to fix an IT related problem to your usage. The latter would only be done with these Companies that provide their services for fixing it (like for instance but not limited to performance improvement and maintenance of The YQ Matrix Website).

We might disclose your prices, but not your contact details to third parties for market research purposes.

Although we have put a high priority on the YQ Matrix Website data protection and although we have done whatever is within our power to protect our data base, we are not safeguarded, like any other company, from “mala fide” website hackers. The Company does not accept any liability in case of a data base hacking.

8.2 Regarding contact details and other information.

We will use your contact details and other data (your name, job title, telephone and fax number and your e-mail and postal addresses as well as any other details) to provide any services requested by you and also to tell you about important changes to the site and its functionality. These details might be used by us and by businesses within The Company and its associated companies to provide you with information about other services and products and will also be disclosed to third party businesses and advertisers for the same purpose.

To alter your details

If your contact details change, please modify them in your personal profile section.

Voluntary Information

We may ask for further information about you as part of online surveys or if you enter any competition or other promotional feature. This information will be used to enable us to improve our website or online service. It may also be disclosed to other companies who wish to tell you about services of interest to you.

'Cookies'

We might make use of cookies to gather valuable information about how users move around the site. This enables us to understand how the site is used and to make improvements. Most likely, the information we gather by use of cookies does not include personally identifying information.

Access to your Data

You have the right to be told what personal information we hold about you on our databases. You should write to us at   Y Q   P u r  c h a s i n g   b v b a,  K r o o n s t r a a t   1, B – 3 8 4 0   B o r g l o o n,  B e l g i u m stating your full name, your address and all publications or services from The YQ Matrix Website to which you know you subscribe. A small administrative charge will be made for fulfilling this request.

Transfer of data to other countries

We will pass on your information to third parties inside and outside Europe in order to administer your account and to provide you with information about products and services which we offer.

We may also pass on your information to other companies, who may use your information to provide their services (like for instance, maintenance of The YQ Matrix Website or Website improvements).

When transfer of data is done, these will be done without your identifying name and contact details except in those circumstances where this data is required for carrying out the targeted services (like specific bug fixing on the site particular to specific users). 

Our External Providers

The third-party companies that serve advertisements on the site, might use cookies to serve and target advertisements effectively.

The third-party company that handles our user database, also might use cookies. These cookies may include personally identifying information that you have provided to us by filling in an online form.

Although we have put a high priority on the YQ Matrix Website data protection and although we have done whatever is within our power to protect our data base, we are not safeguarded, like any other company, from “mala fide” website hackers. The Company does not accept any liability in case of a data base hacking.

9. FOR WEBSITE DEVELOPERS AND OWNERS

Website developers and website owners, whether they are companies or individuals, are allowed to embed the YQ Matrix website in their own website provided they get prior approval from The Company. This can be done by sending an e-mail request to: support@YQmatrix.com. The technical feasibility for such embedding is quite easy to carry out by any website builder and questions for the embedding can be sent to the same e-mail address.

The website developers and the website owners confirm explicitly by accessing this www.YQmatrix.com or www.silvgold.com website and by embedding it to its own, that there is no legal contract created by the simple fact of imbedding the website, nor by the approval requested or received unless this is done in writing. Under no circumstances, there will be an explicit or implicit agent or commission contract created between The Company and the companies or people embedding the website. There will be no ties of subordination between The Company and companies or developers embedding this website or the users of these embedded websites.

The website developers and the website owners embedding this website into their own website confirm that they do this under their own responsibility and that under no circumstances they can claim whatever damage from The Company that might occur from such embedding due to the unavailability of services or any other. They confirm they do this without financial compensation from The Company. They accept The Company can at any time refuse or withdraw the authorization to embed the www.YQmatrix.com or www.silvgold.com without having to communicate its reason(s). They confirm they will be responsible for any financial or other damages to The Company, whether these would be direct or indirect, that might occur from such embedding due to the inappropriate usage or presentation of it. 

 

10. CONTACT DETAILS

In case of question of suggestion, please feel free to get in touch with us at the following e-mail address: support@YQmatrix.com.

In case of complaint, please inform us and we would be happy to analyze you complaint and try to fix it wherever we can.

All further rights reserved.

 

 

YQ Purchasing bvba

Kroonstraat 1,  B–3840 Borgloon, Belgium