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1.  Your agreement to these terms of use

Please read these Terms of Use carefully before accessing or using this website. By accessing or using this website you signify your understanding of and agreement to these Terms of Use. The information, services and materials on this website are provided by CRU (comprising CRU International Limited, CRU Publishing Limited and their affiliated companies) subject to your agreement to the following Terms of Use. These Terms of Use should be read in conjunction with the Privacy Policy for this website.

2.  Accessing our website

Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis, and CRU reserves the right to withdraw or amend the service it provides on this website without notice (see below). CRU will not be liable if for any reason this website is unavailable at any time or for any period.

From time to time, CRU may restrict access to some parts of this website, or the entire website, to users who have registered. If you choose, or you are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other information as part of CRU’s security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any third party. CRU has the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by you or allocated by it, at any time, if in its opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provision of these Terms of Use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to this website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access this website through your internet connection are aware of these terms, and that they comply with them.

3.  Purpose and status of information

The information contained in this website has been prepared solely for the purposes of providing general information about CRU.

Whilst CRU has taken all reasonable care to ensure that the information, services and materials contained in its website are accurate, no representation, warranty or condition, express or implied, is made as to their accuracy or completeness. CRU accepts no liability for any inaccuracies in or omissions from this website or liability for any loss or damage howsoever caused arising directly or indirectly from the use of this information, services and materials. All such information, services and materials are provided “as is” and “as available” without warranty of any kind. It is your responsibility to verify the accuracy completeness and fitness for purpose of all details, services and other information provided on the website to your satisfaction before acting upon them.

4.  No advice or offer

This website does not provide or constitute any advice or recommendation in connection with the acquisition or disposal of any investment or any other investment decision or transaction. Under no circumstances may information contained on this website be treated as any form of commercial, investment, legal, tax or other advice. If you need such advice, please consult your own professional advisers.

5.  Liability

To the extent permitted by law, CRU, other members of its group of companies and third parties connected to it hereby expressly exclude All conditions, warranties and other terms which might otherwise be implied by statute, common law or the law of equity; any liability for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with this website or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of this website, any websites linked to it and any materials posted on it, including without limitation any liability for:

  • Loss of income or revenue
  • Loss of business
  • Loss of profits or contracts
  • Loss of anticipated savings
  • Loss of data
  • Loss of goodwill
  • Wasted management or office time; and for any other loss or damage of any kind, however arising and whether caused by tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise, even if foreseeable

This does not affect CRU‘s liability for death or personal injury arising from its negligence, nor its liability for fraudulent misrepresentation or misrepresentation as to a fundamental matter, nor any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.

6.  Trademarks

“CRU”, “CRU THE INDEPENDENT AUTHORITY”, “CRUspi”, “CRU VALUE-BASED COSTING” and “VBC” (and respective logos where appropriate) are trademarks, and in certain cases registered trademarks, of CRU or its affiliated companies. Certain other names, words, phrases, logos, graphics, or designs appearing on this website may also constitute CRU trademarks. You acknowledge that all materials on this website (as well as the organisation and layout of the website) are owned by and are subject to the copyright of the CRU or its affiliated companies and may be accessed, downloaded or printed only for your personal non-commercial use. You may not copy, distribute or transfer any material on this website, in whole or in part without the prior written permission of the CRU. In particular, you may not use part of this website on any other website, or link any other website to this website, without the prior written permission of CRU.

7.   CRU publications

Information contained in this website relating to CRU’s products and services and the basis on which they are supplied does not constitute an offer to supply those products and services.

Where CRU does supply products and services to its subscribers, it does so only on the basis of separate terms and conditions as specified by it from time to time.

8.  Links to other websites

This website may include links to other websites solely as a convenience to users. Neither CRU are responsible for the content of, or have any control over the content or availability of, any other website from which you have accessed this website or to which you may hyperlink from this website and cannot be held liable for any loss or damage you incur as a result of your use of any other website from which you hyperlink to or from this website.

9.  Governing law and jurisdiction

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed and interpreted in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you agree that the English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction in any dispute.

If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, please leave this website now.