1. Scope of Application
2. Steps to conclude contract / create User Account; Contract Data
2.1. To use the Services the Client has to create a personal user account. For such purposes, the Client has to register by entering the requested data in the input mask; thereafter, the Client will receive a password-protected user account (the "User Account"). The data stored in the User Account can be changed by the Client at any time. The entire User Account can be deleted by the Client at any time.
2.2. The usage rights granted by the creation of the User Account are limited and designated only for the specific registered Client and are not transferable. The Client shall be responsible for maintaining the access codes and password private, confidential and inaccessible to any third party. If the access codes / password have become known to a third party, the Client shall change such access codes / password immediately.
2.3. Upon opening of the User Account the Client also has to provide its credit card details for the payment of the fees for the Services (see Clause 5).
2.4. Following registration and opening of a User Account, the Client will immediately receive a confirmation e-mail, confirming that the User Account has been successfully opened and that an agreement on the use of the Services has been validly entered into. Prior to such confirmation, no agreement on the Services has been concluded.
2.6. The data on the Client’s order of the Services can be saved by waiting for the automatic order confirmation, which will be sent to the Client to its e-mail address after creation of the User Account. This order confirmation e-mail contains the data of the Client’s order.
2.7. Any further mandatory information obligations of Apt Energy shall remain unaffected.
3. Services; Usage Rights; Availability and Maintenance Windows
3.1. The Services are provided as a software as a service / cloud solution. The Client is entitled to use the Services stored and running on the servers of Apt Energy (or a service provider commissioned by Apt Energy) (the “Server”) for his own purposes during the term of this agreement (see Clause 10) as a browser based, and for some functions API, service through the internet. Use of the Services includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use the website of Apt Energy. The usage rights are granted on a non-exclusive, non-transferrable and not sub-licensable basis.
3.2. Access to the Services will be provided at the router exit of the data centre in which the Server is located ("handover point"). It shall be the Client’s own responsibility to establish and maintain the internet connection between the Client's IT systems and the handover point.
3.3. Apt Energy explicitly informs the Client that restrictions or impairments of the Services can arise, which are outside Apt Energy’s control. This includes in particular acts of third parties who are not commissioned by or on behalf of Apt Energy as well as technical conditions of the internet which cannot be influenced by Apt Energy. The hardware, software and technical infrastructure used by the Client can also influence the Services. Insofar as such circumstances influence the availability or functionality of the Services, this shall not affect the conformity of the Services.
3.5. The Services shall be provided with a “Service Availability” of 98% in each calendar month. “Service Availability” means the percentage of total time during which the Services are available to the Client excluding the Scheduled Maintenance Window. “Scheduled Maintenance Window” means the window during which scheduled maintenance of the Services may be performed, which may cause the Services to be unavailable. The Scheduled Maintenance Window occurs each Saturday 8 p.m. (UTC), and will not exceed 48 hours per calendar quarter. The Scheduled Maintenance Window may be modified by Apt Energy from time to time upon reasonable written notice to the Client. Additional, non-impactful updates to the Services may be released periodically during the work week.
4. Scope of Services; No Investment Advice; Accuracy of Information; Change of Services
4.1. The Services comprise the provision of information relating to financial services such as news, analysis, and stock market information Apt Energy deems to be of information value or otherwise useful for its customers.
4.2. The Services are an automatically generated and processed comprehension of information collected by Apt Energy in the internet and/or other publicly accessible sources (“Raw Data”) without personal verification by Apt Energy. Therefore, Apt Energy cannot be held responsible or liable for the accuracy, usefulness or (un-)availability of any Raw Data.
4.3. The Services and any information provided on the Apt Energy website shall not be, or construed to be any advice, guidance or recommendation to take, or not to take, any actions or decisions in relation to any investment, divestment or the purchase or sale of any assets, shares, participations or any securities of any kind.
4.4. Any information obtained through the Services should never be used as a substitute for financial or other professional advice. Any decisions of the Client based on, or taken by use of, information obtained by the Services are entirely at the Client’s own risk.
4.5. Apt Energy may at any time and from time to time in its equitable discretion revise, supplement, amend or otherwise change the Services (or any part thereof) as part of a uniform update / modification of its services to its customers, with or without notice to the Client, provided, however, that the general scope of function of the Services shall remain or at least be equivalent to the prior status. In case the general scope of function of the changed Services cannot be upheld equivalent to the prior status, the Client shall be granted a special termination right to terminate immediately without notice period.
5.1. For the use of the Services, the Client shall pay the applicable fee as set out in the valid pricelist published by Apt Energy.
5.2. The applicable fee shall be due for payment on a monthly basis; payments shall be made upfront for the relevant calendar month. In the first month the fee shall be calculated on a pro-rata basis, depending on the days remaining in such calendar month.
5.3. The Client’s payment details will be sent to the relevant payment service provider depending on the payment method you have chosen. The payment service provider is responsible for the Client’s payment data.
6. Intellectual Property Rights; Restrictions
6.1. All image rights, copyrights and other industrial property rights to the contents of Apt Energy’s website (including texts, illustrations, graphics, videos, music, brands, logos and other company trademarks) are owned by Apt Energy or third parties providing content. Any use thereof without Apt Energy’s explicit consent is not permitted.
6.2. The Client shall not be entitled to reverse engineer, decompile, disassemble, or duplicate the software forming part of the Services
7. Limitation of Liability
7.1. Apt Energy shall only be liable for damages, regardless of the legal grounds, in particular, due to the breach of obligations from this Agreement and tort, (i) in case of an injury to life, body or health, (ii) to the extent its statutory representatives or vicarious agents have acted with wrongful intent or with gross negligence or (iii) in case of a breach of an obligation which has essential significance for achieving the contract purpose (cardinal obligations). The term “cardinal obligation” shall mean either an essential obligation which, when breached, places the achievement of the contractual purpose at risk or, abstractly, a performance obligation which makes the fulfilment of the proper performance of the agreement first possible at all and the observance of which the Client can generally rely on.
7.2. In case of a negligent (other than grossly negligent) breach of cardinal obligations, the liability of Apt Energy shall be limited to a damage which is typical and foreseeable for the Agreement. 7.3 Apt Energy’s liability for damages due to defects in the Services already existing at the commencement of the contractual relationship are excluded, to the extent such liability does not require a fault attributable to Apt Energy.
8. Third Party Content; Links
Links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, are provided solely as a convenience and for information only. Apt Energy is not responsible for and does not assume responsibility for any content or practice of any such information. Use of any such link or information or service is entirely at the Client’s own risk. Providing such links and/or references shall not be considered as approval of any such content. Apt Energy does not control the contents of those sites or resources.
9.1. It shall be the Client’s own responsibility to configure its information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the Services. The Client is explicitly advised to should use own virus protection software.
9.2. The Client shall not (i) knowingly introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful to Apt Energy’s website or (ii) attack Apt Energy’s website via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack. The Client shall not attempt to gain unauthorised access to Apt Energy’s website, the server on which Apt Energy’s website is stored or any server, computer or database connected to Apt Energy’s website.
10. Term and Termination
10.1. The term of the agreement on the Services shall commence upon opening of a User Account by the Client and shall be an indefinite period.
10.2. Each party may terminate the agreement at any time to the end of a month.
10.3. Each party’s right to terminate the agreement for good and valid cause shall remain unaffected.
10.4. Any termination shall be made in writing, by e-mail or by using the relevant termination function in the User Account.
11. Data Protection
11.1. Apt Energy will collect data from the Client within the framework of the fulfilment of the agreement in compliance with applicable data protection laws, in particular with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
11.2. Further details are provided in Apt Energy’s data protection information, which are accessible here: all-island.aptenergy.app/PrivacyPolicy.
12.2. In case the Client has not objected to such amendment within one month after notification, the Client shall be deemed to have consented to such amendment. If the Client objects to the amendment, Apt Energy reserves the right to terminate the agreement.
13. Force Majeure
All events of whatever nature which are outside the control of Apt Energy including, but without limitation, the following: serious accident, strikes, fires, wars, commercial embargos, injunctions or government restrictions, which has the effect of delaying or disturbing the Services (“Force Majeure Event”), constitutes by express agreement a reason for the suspension of the obligations set out herein as long as the relevant Force Majeure Event is ongoing.