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Terms of Use


Please read the terms of use (TERMS OF USE) carefully before using the Shell Developer Portal site. 
In these Terms of Use, the words "you" and "your" mean the person who is accessing this Site. The words "we," "us" and "our" mean Royal Dutch Shell (“Shell”).  "Site" means or such other web site as we may establish for the Shell Developer program (including any successor programs).
By accessing this Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use without limitation or qualification.  If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, do not use or access this Site. 
You may print a copy of these Terms of Use using the print button or feature in your browser.  We suggest retaining a copy for your future reference.

Changes to Content and Terms of Use

Shell reserves the right to modify, add or delete any documents, information, graphics or other content appearing on or in connection with the Site, including these Terms of Use, at any time without notice.
Shell reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time, at our own discretion and without notice to you; however, all such changes will be posted to this Site.  Shell encourages you to review these Terms of Use from time to time so that you are aware of any such changes.  The Terms of Use that are applicable to you at any given time are the then-current Terms of Use.


This web site may include links to external web sites. When you follow such links the external web site may appear as a full screen (in which case you will need to use the back button on your browser to return to this web site) or in some cases it may appear within the frame of this web site (in which case you will be able to return to this web site by using the navigation buttons within the frame). Where an external web site appears within the frame of this web site, this is purely for ease of navigation back to this web site and does not indicate any responsibility on our part for the external web site concerned, even if it is a web site owned and operated by another Shell company. These links are provided in order to help you find relevant web sites, services and/or products which may be of interest to you quickly and easily. It is your responsibility to decide whether any services and/or products available through any of these web sites are suitable for your purposes. Shell International Limited is not responsible for the owners or operators of these web sites or for any goods or services they supply or for the content of their web sites and does not give or enter into any conditions, warranties or other terms or representations in relation to any of these or accept any liability in relation to any of these (including any liability arising out of any claim that the content of any external web site to which this web site includes a link infringes the intellectual property rights of any third party).
All information or advice provided as part of this web site is intended to be general in nature and you should not rely on it in connection with the making of any decision. Shell International Limited tries to ensure that all information provided as part of this web site is correct at the time of inclusion on the web site but does not guarantee the accuracy of such information. Shell International Limited is not liable for any action you may take as a result of relying on such information or advice or for any loss or damage suffered by you as a result of you taking this action.
Shell reserves the right to monitor any information transmitted or received through any Forum provided. Shell, at its sole discretion and without prior notice, may at any time review, remove or otherwise block any material posted.
Should any part of this site offer you the opportunity to join in or read from a forum, please be aware that any communications posted on the forum represent the views of the individual who posted such communication and are not to be taken as the views of Shell. Shell accepts no responsibility or liability for anything posted on the forum by any user of the forum and you must not use the forum to post, upload, or otherwise transmit information or pictures that are defamatory, a breach of privacy or otherwise unlawful.

Acceptable Use 

You may not to use the Site to:
Upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, intimidating, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, derogatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, disrespectful, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
Upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that is harmful or objectionable to minors in any way;
Impersonate any person or entity or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent their affiliation with a person or entity or create a false persona;
Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any content transmitted through the Site;
Upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that you do not have the right to transmit under any law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (such as inside information, proprietary and confidential information learned or disclosed as part of employment relationships or under nondisclosure agreements);
Upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;
Upload, post, e-mail or otherwise transmit any material that contains software viruses or worms or any other computer code, files or programs designed to disable, interrupt, destroy, redirect, monitor another user's usage, limit or otherwise inhibit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment;
Harvest screen names for any purpose;
Disparage the products or services of any company or individual;
Use racially or ethnically offensive language; discuss or incite illegal activity; use explicit/obscene language or solicit/post sexually explicit images;
Interfere with or disrupt the Site or servers or networks connected to the Site, or disobey any requirements, procedures, policies or regulations of networks connected to the Site;
Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law or regulation;
“Stalk” or otherwise harass another;
Collect, display or store personal data about other users, without such user’s prior written consent;
Upload, post, e-mail, distribute, deliver or otherwise transmit any bulk or unsolicited or unauthorized commercial e-mail, advertising, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “chain letters,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation; or
Any e-mail sent by you, or caused to be sent by you, to or through the Site may not: use or contain invalid or forged headers; use or contain invalid or non-existent domain names; employ any technique to otherwise misrepresent, hide or obscure any information in identifying the point of origin or the transmission path; use other means of deceptive addressing or routing; use a third party's internet domain name, or be relayed from or through a third party's equipment, without permission of the third party; or contain false or misleading information in the subject line or otherwise contain false or misleading content.


Personal details provided to Shell International Limited or other Shell companies through this web site will only be used in accordance with our privacy policy. Please read this carefully before going on. By providing your personal details to us you are consenting to its use in accordance with our privacy policy. 

Links to other sites

The Site may contain third party content and links to other web sites that are completely independent of this Site. Without limitation, third party content may include information about APIs, and other products and services, of certain third parties that we believe may be of interest to you. Shell and/or our affiliates may have different business relationships with these third parties, including, without limitation, as customer, vendor, or investor.
Without limitation, third-party content and links are included solely for the convenience of users and do not constitute any approval, endorsement or warranty by Shell. Moreover, Shell is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, or reliability of third-party information, of products or services offered or sold through any linked webs site, or of the terms and conditions (including privacy policies) relating to third party information, products, and services. You assume sole responsibility for the use of third-party information, products, and services. Such third party content or links shall not be construed as an approval or endorsement by Shell of the linked web site, or information, content, products or services offered therein. Any agreements, transactions, or other arrangements made between you and such third party are made solely at your own risk. When you click on a third-party link, you will leave the Site. Any personal information you submit on the resulting site will not be collected or controlled by Shell but will be subject to the privacy notice or terms of use of the resulting site. Please review the privacy policy and terms of use of the resulting site for more information on its privacy practices.

All third party content and links are made available subject to the previous paragraph and these Terms.

No Warranty 

While Shell will use reasonable efforts to ensure that all material on this Site is correct; however, accuracy cannot be guaranteed and Shell does not assume any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, completeness or authenticity of any information contained in this Site.

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