Your use of the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. and its subsidiaries ("PotashCorp") website at www.potashcorp.com (the "Site") constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions of use (the "Terms"). If you have not already done so, please take some time to familiarize yourself with the Terms. If you do not agree to the Terms, you may not use or access the Site. PotashCorp may change, modify and/or update the Terms from time to time and it is your responsibility to check for such changes, modifications and/or updates. Continued use of the Site following any such change, modification and/or update shall constitute your acceptance of the Terms at that time. The last revision date for the Terms is set forth below.
Last revised: February 26, 2016
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These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions as set forth in this document, including with respect to: foreign exchange rates, expected growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities, including the proposed merger of equals with Agrium Inc. (“Agrium”), and effective tax rates. While we consider these factors and assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available, they may prove to be incorrect. Forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. The results or events set forth in forward-looking statements may differ materially from actual results or events. Several factors could cause our actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, the following: our proposed merger of equals transaction with Agrium, including the failure to satisfy all required conditions, including required regulatory, Canadian court and securityholder approvals, or to satisfy or obtain waivers with respect to all other closing conditions in a timely manner and on favorable terms or at all; the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the arrangement agreement; certain costs that we may incur in connection with the proposed merger of equals; certain restrictions in the arrangement agreement on our ability to take action outside the ordinary course of business without the consent of Agrium; the effect of the announcement of the proposed merger of equals on our ability to retain customers, suppliers and personnel and on our operating future business and operations generally; risks related to diversion of management time from ongoing business operations due to the proposed merger of equals; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger of equals and to successfully integrate Agrium and PotashCorp; the risk that our credit ratings may be downgraded or there may be adverse conditions in the credit markets; any significant impairment of the carrying value of certain of our assets; variations from our assumptions with respect to foreign exchange rates, expected growth, results of operations, performance, business prospects and opportunities, and effective tax rates; fluctuations in supply and demand in the fertilizer, sulfur and petrochemical markets; changes in competitive pressures, including pricing pressures; risks and uncertainties related to any operating and workforce changes made in response to our industry and the markets we serve, including mine and inventory shutdowns; adverse or uncertain economic conditions and changes in credit and financial markets; economic and political uncertainty around the world; changes in capital markets; the results of sales contract negotiations within major markets; unexpected or adverse weather conditions; changes in currency and exchange rates; risks related to reputational loss; the occurrence of a major safety incident; inadequate insurance coverage for a significant liability; inability to obtain relevant permits for our operations; catastrophic events or malicious acts, including terrorism; certain complications that may arise in our mining process, including water inflows; risks and uncertainties related to our international operations and assets; our ownership of non-controlling equity interests in other companies; our prospects to reinvest capital in strategic opportunities and acquisitions; risks associated with natural gas and other hedging activities; security risks related to our information technology systems; imprecision in reserve estimates; costs and availability of transportation and distribution for our raw materials and products, including railcars and ocean freight; changes in, and the effects of, government policies and regulations; earnings and the decisions of taxing authorities which could affect our effective tax rates; increases in the price or reduced availability of the raw materials that we use; our ability to attract, develop, engage and retain skilled employees; strikes or other forms of work stoppage or slowdowns; rates of return on, and the risks associated with, our investments and capital expenditures; timing and impact of capital expenditures; the impact of further innovation; adverse developments in new and pending legal proceedings or government investigations; and violations of our governance and compliance policies. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in more detail under the headings “Risk Factors” and “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Results and Operations and Financial Condition” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, the joint information circular of the company and Agrium, filed as Exhibit 99.1 to the company’s Current Report on Form 8-K dated October 6, 2016 and with Canadian provincial securities commissions, in connection with the proposed merger of equals with Agrium and in other documents and reports subsequently filed by us with the US Securities and Exchange Commission and the Canadian provincial securities commissions. Forward-looking statements are given only as of the date hereof and we disclaim any obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements in this release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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To access certain sections of the Site, PotashCorp may ask you to provide personal information, such as your e-mail address, name or telephone number. In addition, PotashCorp may collect information about your interaction with the Site. For example, PotashCorp may collect certain standard information that your browser sends to the Site, such as your IP address, browser type and language, access times and referring web site addresses. PotashCorp collects and uses such information to operate and improve the Site. PotashCorp occasionally hires other companies to provide services on its behalf, such as hosting websites. Such service providers will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to deliver the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of any personal information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose. Except as described in this statement, PotashCorp will not disclose your personal information outside of PotashCorp and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your consent.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold PotashCorp, its employees, directors and related entities harmless from and against any and all liabilities, costs and expenses including reasonable attorneys’ fees (without reduction for tariff or other similar rate reduction) related to any violation of the Terms by you or in connection with your use of the Site and/or the Information.
If you cause a technical disruption of the Site or the systems transmitting the Site to you or others, you agree to be responsible for any and all losses, liabilities, expenses, damages and costs, including reasonable attorneys' fees and court costs, arising or resulting from that disruption. PotashCorp reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and, in such case, you agree to cooperate with PotashCorp in the defense of such matter.
If any provision of the Terms is invalid or unenforceable under applicable law, then it shall be, to the extent invalid or unenforceable, deemed omitted and the remaining provisions will continue in full force and effect. No waiver shall be deemed a continuing waiver or a waiver of any other term.
Unless specifically provided herein, the Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and PotashCorp with respect to your use of the Site and the Information. The Terms shall supersede all prior agreements, understanding, negotiations and discussions, either oral or written, between the parties in respect of your use of the Site.
Your licence to access and use the Site and/or the Information shall automatically terminate if you are in breach of any of the Terms. PotashCorp reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the Site, to terminate your use of the Information, or any portion thereof, to remove the Feeds from the Site and/or to discontinue any of the Feeds, at any time without notice.
The parties hereto have requested that the Terms and all correspondence and all documentation respecting the Terms, be written in the English language. Les parties aux présentes ont exigé que la présente entente, de même que toute la correspondance et la documentation relatives à cette entente, soient rédigées en langue anglaise.
The laws of the Province of Saskatchewan and the laws of Canada applicable therein will govern as to the interpretation, validity and effect of these provisions, notwithstanding any conflict of laws provisions or your domicile, residence or physical location. You hereby consent to the sole and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the courts of the Province of Saskatchewan in the city of Saskatoon for any legal proceeding arising out of or in relation to your use of the Site, the Information, and/or the Terms.
PotashCorp endeavors to provide current and accurate information on this Site. However, misprints, errors, inaccuracies, omissions (including incorrect specifications for products) or other errors may sometimes occur. Potash does not warrant that the content made available on this Site, including, with limitation, product descriptions and other market information, is accurate, complete or current. The material on this Site is provided for general information only. Any reliance on the material on this Site is at your own risk.
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