Terms of Service

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Terms of Use

Index to sections

  • Introduction and About Us
  • Proprietary Rights
  • Access
  • Liability
  • Privacy
  • Third party content/sites
  • Jurisdiction and applicable law

Introduction and About Us

Oleochem Analytics SA (“OA”) is a company with corporate domicile at the first floor of the Macià Building, Plaza del Campillo number 2, CP 18009, Granada, Spain, holder of the Spanish Tax Number (NIF) B-45923430 and registered with the Commercial Register of Granada under Volume 1752, Sheet 3 and Page GR-55902. Our contact email address is sales@oleochemanalytics.com.

OA is part of the “Argus Group” (“Argus” and “we”, “us” or “our”). The Argus Group consists of various legal entities (“Argus Group Companies”), which are listed here in detail.

These are the terms which apply to your access and use of the https://oleochemanalytics.com/ website, any other website operated by the Argus Group and any of our mobile or desktop apps and services (the “Argus Content Platforms”). We use the term Argus Content to mean the content and services available on the Argus Content Platforms.

These terms apply to you, as an individual. Your access to, and use of, Argus Content may also be subject to:

(a) the terms of any separate subscription, licence and/or similar agreement which you, or your employer, have entered into with us (a “Subscription”); and

(b) provisions or notices published elsewhere on the Argus Content Platforms (“Legal Notices“),

and these terms shall operate in conjunction with, but shall not take precedence over, a Subscription or a Legal Notice.

By accessing, downloading or using an Argus Content Platform or using Argus Content, you agree to be bound by these terms. If you do not agree to these terms, you may not use any Argus Content Platforms or Argus Content.

Details about how we process information about you and the tools we use to facilitate your visit to the Argus Content Platforms are set out in our Privacy Policy.

We may update these terms at any time, without notice, and changes will be published at https://oleochemanalytics.com/ under “Terms of Use”. Please check each time you access or use an Argus Content Platform in order to be aware of any changes made.

These terms were last updated on 13 December 2021.

These terms are drafted in the English language. If there is any conflict or inconsistency between the English language version and any translation, the English language version prevails.

If you have questions regarding these terms, please contact us at support@argusmedia.com.

Proprietary Rights

You agree that we (and our licensors and other third parties) own all copyright, database rights and other intellectual property rights in the Argus Content Platforms and Argus Content. No intellectual property rights are transferred to you.

For information about how you may use Argus Content that is made available free of charge across the Argus Content Platforms (being content which does not require the use of a log in, password or other form of authentication (“Access Details”) and/or a Subscription to access that content), please see our Copyright Policy. All other access to and use of Argus Content is governed by the terms of your applicable Subscription. Contact us here if you do not have a Subscription.

You may not use our registered or unregistered trademarks without our permission and you may not use third party trademarks, logos and trade names appearing on the Argus Content Platforms without the permission of the relevant third party. For more details please see our Trademark Notice.


Some areas of the Argus Content Platforms will only be available to subscribers and to potential subscribers on a trial basis at our discretion; and access will only be possible with Access Details. We may, at any time, vary the access rights of users who do not access the Argus Content Platforms pursuant to a paid for Subscription.

Your Access Details are confidential to you, and you must not disclose them to or share them with anyone else. Argus does not allow multiple users (networked or otherwise) to access the Argus Content Platforms through a single name and password. You must notify us immediately if you suspect or become aware that any Access Details have become known to, or used by, any person other than you.

You may use the Argus Content Platforms only for lawful business purposes. You may NOT:

  • use the Argus Content Platforms in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation, or that is unlawful or fraudulent, or that has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
  • engage in any behaviour that is or is likely to be perceived as defamatory, threatening, abusive, misleading, offensive or otherwise inappropriate or could cause damage to our reputation or that of any third party;
  • use the Argus Content Platforms as a repository for your documents or information;
  • misuse the Argus Content Platforms by knowingly introducing viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or other code or material which is malicious or technologically harmful or which otherwise attack the Argus Content Platforms (e.g. a denial-of-service attack);
  • access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt: any part of the Argus Content Platforms, any equipment or network on which the Argus Content Platforms are stored, any software used in the provision of the Argus Content Platforms, or any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party;
  • copy, store, adapt, modify, work-around, by-pass, reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, otherwise tamper with or prepare derivative works based upon any software used in the delivery or making available of an Argus Content Platform, or otherwise exploit all or a portion of the underlying data, systems or software;
  • seek to circumvent access or security controls, attempt to render the Argus Content Platforms inaccessible, or interfere with other users’ use of the Argus Content Platforms; or
  • override any security feature of the Argus Content Platforms.


The Argus Content Platforms and Argus Content are provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis, and we give no warranties, representations or guarantees that the Argus Content are in sequence, accurate, up-to-date or complete or that use of the Argus Content Platforms will be uninterrupted, error-free or meet your particular requirements. Save as expressly set out in these terms, we hereby exclude all warranties, terms and conditions, obligations, liabilities and representations that might be implied or otherwise incorporated into these terms whether by statute, common law or otherwise, including any warranties, terms and conditions, obligations, liabilities and representations relating to title, quality or fitness for purpose.

Use of the Argus Content Platforms and the Argus Content is entirely at your risk and you assume full responsibility for all use and reliance upon such use. None of the Argus services, including without limitation, the Argus Content Platforms and the Argus Content constitute advice or recommendations. We shall not be liable to you nor to any other party, for any loss or damage, howsoever caused and whether or not for breach of contract, negligence or otherwise and whether or not we are advised of the possibility of such loss or damage, arising in connection with the use or inability to use, the Argus Content Platforms or the Argus Content or in respect of any means of delivering them.


Details about how we process information about you are set out in our Privacy Policy. We also use cookies and various other products, services and processes (described in the Privacy Policy) to facilitate your visit to the Argus Content Platforms. Please read our Privacy Policy.

Third Party content/sites

Where the Argus Content Platforms contain links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accept no responsibility or liability for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

Jurisdiction and Applicable law

These terms and any dispute or claim arising from, or related to, access to and/or use of the Argus Content Platforms, shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales. The English courts shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any such dispute or claim, although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these terms in your country of residence or any other relevant country.



Oleochem Analytics SA (“OA”) is part of the “Argus Group” (“Argus” and “we”, “us” or “our”). The Argus Group consists of various legal entities (“Argus Group Companies”), which are listed here in detail.

This copyright policy explains how our free content (being content freely available on the Argus Content Platforms and which does not require a login or subscription to access the content) may be used. The “Argus Content Platforms” means any Argus tool and/or delivery platform through which Argus content may be made available, including web, mobile and desktop applications and program add-ins. This policy forms part of our website terms and conditions, which you can access above. Please continue to visit this page as we may change or update our copyright policy from time to time, which shall become effective and replace any previous policy with effect from publication.

Index to sections

  • What is copyright?
  • Can I copy, share or use Argus Content?
  • Am I allowed to link to Argus Content?

What is copyright?

Copyright is a right that gives the copyright owner the exclusive right to control the use, reproduction and distribution of copyright-protected works. Copyright applies globally and is regulated by a number of international treaties and conventions (including the Berne Convention, the Universal Copyright Convention, the Rome Convention and the Geneva Convention).

All of the news, analysis, pricing data and other content published on the Argus Content Platforms are created by us, our licensors and other third parties. Argus is the exclusive owner of the content it develops and all intellectual property rights in that content, including, without limitation, publication and index names, copyright and database right.

Free content should only be used as set out in this policy and/or our website terms and conditions. Unauthorised use is an infringement of copyright and other intellectual property rights, which can result in liability. We take the protection of our content and rights seriously. Where we state, whether in this policy, our website terms and conditions or in any other agreement that may be in place between you and Argus, that you may not use our materials, then to do so is a breach of our terms and conditions, i.e. it is a breach of contract, and may also infringe copyright law.

Can I copy, share or use Argus free content?

We understand that you may wish to share information with others, and we do permit limited sharing of our free content as set out below, provided that such use:

(i) is not systematic;

(ii) does not reduce the need for third parties to pay Argus for content and does not promote or endorse any non-Argus product or service/does not generate revenue for any party other than Argus;

(iii) is attributed to Argus as follows: “© Argus Media group [year]” with a hypertext link from the word “Argus Media” to the original story published on the relevant Argus Content Platform;

(iv) does not use any illustrations, graphics, photographs, video or audio sequences separately from any accompanying text; and

(v) complies with our trademarks guidelines, which you can access below.

The permitted uses are set out below. You may:

  • Publish online the original article headline and a link to the article, together with the first 140 characters of the article (i.e. a teaser text). You may not republish the full text of articles without our permission. Contact us at info@argusmedia.com for more information.
  • Forward the original headlines, links and teaser text to other individuals, e.g. using the applicable sharing tools.
  • Download our RSS feeds and view them for your personal use. We currently publish headlines and teaser text within our RSS feeds. You may also make an RSS feed available to third parties, users within an organisation you work for or users of a website that you publish, on condition that you comply with the restrictions set out in this policy.
  • Create and publish “summaries” of Argus articles. “Summaries” can be either a short verbatim extract of no more than 50 words that you may include in a longer original work of your own, or a 50-word non-verbatim summary of the news or facts reported in an Argus article that does not form part of a longer work and does not misrepresent the meaning of the original Argus article. You must make clear in relation to any non-verbatim extract that it has been produced by you.
  • Print off or download copies for your personal reference.

If Argus notifies you that it believes you are creating, republishing or redistributing content in an unauthorised manner, whether in violation of the above rules or otherwise, you shall immediately cease doing so unless/until Argus reaches an agreement with you regarding your use of Argus materials.

Please note that these rights do not extend to content, data or other material published by Argus that is indicated (whether in a byline, by citation or by some other means) as being provided by or under licence from third parties (including exchanges or other data providers) which you may not republish or redistribute.

Am I allowed to link to Argus free content?

Yes, provided that:

(i) you do not imply that our content is yours or created by you,

(ii) you do not create an impression that you or your website are connected to or affiliated in some way with Argus when that is not the case, and

(iii) you do not do anything that is harmful to our name or reputation or otherwise brings us or our products and services into disrepute.

Except as set out above, you may not copy, republish or redistribute our materials in any media, including websites, newsletters or intranets. Any other or additional uses require our express permission. Contact us at info@argusmedia.com. By way of example only, this means that you cannot:

  • Copy, publish or redistribute the full text of articles, graphics, tables, charts or images in any way.
  • Create derivative works from our content, unless you are creating summaries in accordance with the terms described above.
  • Photocopy or scan copies of articles and other content.
  • Use any automated software, process, program or system, robot, web crawler, spider, datamining, trawling or other ‘screen-scraping’ software, process, program or system on any Argus Content Platforms.
  • Create a database by systematically and/or regularly downloading, caching, printing and storing all or any Argus content (by any means).
  • Frame, harvest or scrape Argus content or otherwise access Argus content for similar purposes.

This version of the copyright policy was published on 13 December 2021.



Company Name

Oleochem Analytics SA (“OA”) is part of the “Argus Group” (“Argus” and “we”, “us” or “our”). The Argus Group consists of various legal entities (“Argus Group Companies”), which are listed here in detail.

Argus or Argus Media is our trade name, or name under which we conduct business, and, when used in that context, never requires the ® or ™ designation. When referring to Argus as a company name, with or without the “Ltd” or “Inc.,” do not include a trademark designation.


Argus is also a registered trademark that is used to distinguish products and services. As a registered trademark, it should be designated with the ® symbol (i.e. Argus®).

Our trademarks may not be used by third parties without express permission from Argus Media. To obtain permission, please contact us at info@argusmedia.com.

Genuine descriptive references to our product or service names are limited to text-only references and must be truthful, must not disparage Argus, and must not be misleading or otherwise cause confusion. You must not create any false impression as to Argus sponsorship, affiliation or endorsement of/with your company or products/services.

General Guidelines

Please ensure you adhere to the following rules of use in connection with any legitimate use of or reference to any of our trademarks. The following is not intended to waive any of Argus’ rights including any rights reserved to Argus in its agreements with third parties:

  • When a product/service is referenced, ownership by Argus must be attributed on the page/screen where the reference appears, or in the legal notices section of the communication or site in which it is referenced.
  • All of our report names include the name ARGUS and all references to our reports and publications must display the name correctly, with the name ARGUS in the title.
  • Our product and service names should be differentiated from surrounding text. For example, “For more information about the Argus Direct® service…” or “For more information about the Argus Open Markets® platform…”
  • The proper symbol for registered trademarks is ®. It is your responsibility to ensure that registered marks are denoted as such and that you do not use the ® symbol incorrectly. The proper symbol for product names which are the subject of pending applications or are used in accordance with common law trademark principles is ™. You should position the applicable designation immediately after the trademark to which it applies.
  • You must not create or display any unauthorised version of the ARGUS logo.
  • Translations of our trademarks are not permitted.
  • You must not incorporate any of our trademarks into your company’s product names or otherwise connect your company name with us or any of our product names without express permission from Argus.
  • Do not use our trademarks as a noun or verb, in the possessive form or in the plural form. Instead use trademarks to describe the service, platform or price in question, for example the Argus Direct® platform or the ASCI® price.

Below is a listing of some of the core trademarks owned by Argus. The list is intended to provide notice of the trademarks which are registered in (where followed by ®) or which are trademarks or common law marks used in (where followed by ™) the United States. However, all of the trademarks listed are registered and used in one or more other countries and the list is not intended to be exhaustive. Please note that laws concerning use and marking of trademarks or product names vary by country.

Argus logo


*API 2®, API 4®, API 5®, API 6™ and API 8®
ICI 4™

All of our publication titles and index names are also trademarks of Argus. To the extent that a name or logo does not appear on the list above this does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that Argus or its affiliates has established in any of its trademarks and logos.*The API indexes and names are jointly owned with IHS Global Limited

Improper Use

In the event you see or become aware of any unauthorised or improper use of Argus’ trademarks, or if you want additional trademark information, please contact us at info@argusmedia.com.

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