AHMSA Web Site

I.- Privacy Policy

Altos Hornos de México S.A.B. de C.V. and subsidiaries  (hereinafter AHMSA) ,  has as target the protection of  the personal information provided by its clients, suppliers and visitors registered in our web site, hereinafter “Users”, hereby AHMSA has set forth the following policies and lineaments to protect such information so far as possible, which may change without notice.

The information that we obtain from our users through our web site is used to improve our service in a professional manner. We do not collect  personal  information in our web site unless Users provide such information voluntarily.

The information provided by Users in order to subscribe to the web site, shall be used only by AHMSA for the aims intended  and with the  reservations of the case.

AHMSA does not compile Users’s personal identification data, except when  Users  freely provide such information by sending an e-mail or other notice to AHMSA through its web site.

AHMSA shall maintain appropriate protection mechanisms, which shall observe the industry regulations to guarantee the safety, integrity and privacy to the information provided by its Users.

AHMSA shall request personal information to  Users of the web site services only and exclusively to be able to provide information related with interactive activities such games, contests, chats, discussion forum, blogs, etc., therefore, AHMSA and its Users commit to make good use of such information.

The kind of information requested to Users of the web site services including but not limited to: name, email address (e-mail), date of birth, gender, occupation, country, city of origin, personal interests, among others.  It is important to mention that not all the information asked for at the moment of register to the web site services is obligatory, except such information AHMSA considers convenient and shall expressly inform Users at the moment of register.  AHMSA shall request personal information only when it considers necessary, for instance, at the moment Users desire  to participate in contest, games,  or promotions sponsored by AHMSA or third parties, in surveys to evaluate or to offer the web site services  in a more satisfactory manner, or when Users desire to concrete any purchase or place an order.

Users of the web site services, as mentioned, shall determinate free and voluntarily whether they desire or not to give the personal data that might be requested, understanding that if Users opt to do not provide obligatory information, such Users shall not be able to access to the services which that information is requested for, however, such Users shall have access to other services that do not request obligatory information.

Furthermore, Users may find in the web site, pages or links from AHMSA or third parties, promotions, games, contests, micro-sites, virtual stores, surveys, job opportunities, equipments and replacements sales, as well as the terms and conditions of sale, transparency mailbox, information about products and services, etc., therefore the information given by Users, shall be subject to  the privacy policies or legends of responsibility displayed in this section, and to the  web site terms and conditions.

Our Users shall have the option to “not participate” in receiving promotional information about products and services offered by AHMSA, when requested, AHMSA shall take the reasonable actions to allow Users, to update or correct  the personal information  formerly provided by Users  and that it is no longer valid, in addition, upon Users request, AHMSA shall take reasonable actions in commercial level in order to eliminate  systematically the  Users’  registry  and their personal data from its data base, however, it might be impossible to completely delete Users’ data by virtue of  the safety copies and the  deleted data registry.

This privacy and confidentiality agreement  is integral  part of the AHMSA  web site terms and conditions, and it constitutes a legally  valid agreement, therefore is valid between AHMSA and its Users.  Thus, Users acknowledge that if they use the web site services it shall be understood as they have read, understood, accepted,   and consequently agreed  with AHMSA  all  described  in the privacy  policies and lineaments stated, in case that Users do not agree with the privacy policies or with  the terms and conditions  forward described, they shall not provide any personal information, nor use this service.

AHMSA reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, this Policy does not constitutes any legal or contractual right, and does not intent do it on behalf of any  institution, neither on benefit of any person or institution, thus, is Users responsibility to be updated of possible changes that might occur.

AHMSA’s Compromise

In AHMSA we are committed to privacy and we are actively involved in the current industry initiatives to preserve the individual privacy rights.

Secutity and content provided by Users.

We use security protocols and standard mechanisms, whereby we request our Users that their registry  and password, must be confidentially protected.  In case Users use a public computer  we encourage Users to finish their internet session  by logout the session and closing the navigator page, in order to be   protected against the possibility that future users have access to their information.

AHMSA notifies their Users that some  web site services are open forums and they will not be supervised or monitored by  AHMSA, including but not limited to: i) discussion forums, ii) personal web pages (blogs), iii) classified advertisement, iv) electronic mail, v) chat rooms, etc. Therefore, all information reveled by of Users  through such services  might  be seen or used by third parties, AHMSA shall not be responsible for the use, publication, or disclosure of any of this information provided by Users.

As an exception of all mentioned above, Users are notified that by publishing or sending content   to AHMSA’s web site, Users automatically grant to AHMSA the right to use, reproduce, present, exhibit, adapt, modify, promote or distribute such content, in any way and for any legal aim. Furthermore, Users accept and grant that they own all the rights over such content and/or they have control over that information and such information and its use or publish  by AHMSA does not violate any third party rights. Users accept and confirm that they hall be responsible for  all content they  may publish or send.

Contact AHMSA

If you have any question or doubt related to privacy policies, please contact datospersonales@gan.com.mx or if you prefer, you may  contact  our offices by writing to:

Altos Hornos de México, SAB de CV
Prolongación Juárez s/n
Col. La Loma
Monclova, Coahuila, CP 25770

All rights reserved. It is prohibited any  partial or total reproduction  regarding  any  part of  the AHMSA  web site content.

II.- Terms And Conditions 

Altos Hornos de México, S.A.B. de C.V. (AHMSA) extends to you the most cordial welcome to its web site at www.ahmsa.com (the “web site” or “internet portal”) and recommends that any person (hereinafter “user”) who uses, visits, accesses or registers at AHMSA’s portal reads these terms and conditions of use carefully, as they constitute a binding agreement between AHMSA, a Mexican company dedicated to the production of steel whose head office is in the City of Monclova, Coahuila, and the “user”, with the purpose of establishing the ground rules for the use of the web site. Therefore, the user is advised that on accessing, using, visiting or registering at the web site, he/she recognises and accepts that AHMSA is exempt from any responsibility, loss, damage or risk that may result, directly or indirectly, from the use of the web site, as well as recognising and accepting that any use of AHMSA’s web site is bound by the terms of the present agreement, even when periodically modified, as well as by any applicable legal dispositions. Finally, the user recognises and accepts that he/she will use only the materials and services contained in this web site (hereinafter “services”) for personal ends, and not for comercial or informative purposes, and will not modify any of the services contained in AHMSA’s web site.

AHMSA reserves the right to modify, revise or up-date these terms and conditions without prior notice, and so the user’s continued use of this site after the publication of any change is proof sufficient that he/she agrees to such change.

Property Rights

AHMSA declares that it is in possession of all the industrial property and intellectual rights, which are duly registered with the Mexican Institute of Industrial Property (IMPI – anacronym in Spanish) according to the Law of Industrial Property and its Regulations, as well as with other laws and/or applicable treaties to which Mexico is a signatory, and for such reason AHMSA is the sole owner of all the rights, titles and interests associated with the services it provides.

The information contained in AHMSA’s electronic page, including as the case may be the brands and commerical notices, are legally protected and contain reliable information of a privileged nature.

In view of the above, the user accepts that the contents, which includes but is not limited to, texts, data, software, music, sound, photographs, videos, graphics or any other material to which the user has access on using the web site, is protected by author rights, commercial brands and notices, service brands, patents, industrial secrets, data rights, publicity and privacy rights, and other rights and intellectual property laws. Unless expressly authorised, the user must not sell, hire out, modify, copy, publish again, electronically transfer or discharge, exhibit, divulge, transmit or distribute in any way whatsoever the contents of AHMSA’s web site. The user accepts that all information provided by AHMSA or by means of AHMSA is for informative purposes only and does not seek to offer profesional consultancy.

Guarantee and Responsibility Waiver

In the case of the products and services available for sale and published on AHMSA’s internet page, it is pertinent to clarify that such products and services are as they are described on the web page, and so the responsibility in their acquisition, together with the costs of disassembly, transportation and re-assembly, are the user’s.

In the case of international operations, Customs’ documentation, taxes and other cuotas, together with the costs of disassembly, transportation and re-assembly, are the responsibility of the user.

Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA) is not responsible for any damage caused by disassembly, transportation or re-assembly of equipment.

* AHMSA accepts no responsibility whatsoever for any errors or omissions in its internet page.

ANY PRODUCT PURCHASED THROUGH THE INTERNET PAGE IS SOLD BY AHMSA “AS IS”, WITHOUT GUARANTEE OF ANY KIND, EXPLICIT OR IMPLICIT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMMERCIAL GUARANTEES, GUARANTEES FOR SPECIAL PURPOSE USE, AND GUARANTEES AFFECTING THE RIGHTS OF THIRD PARTIES. Furthermore, AHMSA and its subsidiary companies, enunciatively and without limit, do not guarantee, and so will not be held responsible for any direct, secondary, indirect, punitive or any other damage that may be a consequence of: a) the inexactness of the information contained in the site page or any omissions in its contents; b) the interrupted or erratic functioning of the site, or any other defect of the same; c) the transmission of viruses or any other harmful component through its site or the server that houses the site and that may result in, for example, damage to information equipment, or loss of business, benefit, profit or data. AHMSA and its subsidiary companies are not responsible for any special damage, be it indirect, consequential or incidental, including without limitation whatsoever, loss of profit or income, that may result from the use of the information contained in this Internet Page. The information of this server is subject to change without prior warning from AHMSA and its subsidiary companies, and will not cause any future obligation whatsoever on the part of AHMSA and its subsidiary companies.

In the case of the user accessing other internet pages or sites of third parties via AHMSA’s internet page, the user understands that these internet pages, or links, are not under AHMSA’s control and for which AHMSA will have no opinion concerning them and is not responsible for their contents.

AHMSA does not provide any guarantees as to the use to which the user makes of the information contained in the site or in third-party sites which he/she has accessed via the link available in our site, for which reason the user accepts that said use is under his/her own risk and responsibility.

Finally, the user binds him/herself to protect AHMSA from any complaint, claim, action or suit, including those for profesional fees and legal costs, related to the improper or unlawful use which the user makes of the information contained in this site or in third-party sites which the user has accessed through a link available in our site.

Correct Use of the Services

By virtue of the service and contents safety provided for the user as described in the privacy policies of the web site, the user binds him/herself to a proper use of the services and is the sole person responsible for actions or omissions that occur as a consequence of the use of the web site and/or its access-registration, including without limitation whatsoever the content of transmissions via or to AHMSA’s site, and for which reasons the user binds him/herself to the following “not do” conditions:

  • a) Use the site to send mails about articles, products or services for reasons of publicity or spam, to send chain mails, or any other message or transmission of a commercial, publicity, or spam nature.
  • b) Use the site to summarise, compile or disseminate information about other users or AHMSA’s confidential information, with the intention of carrying out actions contrary to good manners, morality or law, to the prejudice of AHMSA and its users, with the purpose of obtaining personal gain or that of third parties.
  • c) Create a false identity or a false email address, nor in any way whatsoever try to deceive others over the identity of the sender or the source of the message.
  • d) Transmit through the site material with a content that is illegal, harrassing, difamatory, abusive, threatening, prejudicial, vulgar, obscene, offensive, or in any way censurable.
  • e) Transmit any material that may infringe intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including without limitation commercial brands, commercial secrets, or author rights.
  • f) Transmit any material infected by a virus, nor anything related to any type of virus, nor any other prejudicial or harmful programme.
  • g) Interfere with or disturb the functioning of the social networks connected to AHMSA’s site, or infringe the norms, policies, rules, procedures, terms and conditions of said networks.
  • h) Obtain, or try to obtain, unauthorised access to AHMSA’s site, or to other accounts or computer systems connected to AHMSA’s site by means of illegal searching for passwords, or by any other means.
  • i) Use AHMSA’s site in any unethical way, or in any way contrary to good manners, morality, and the law.
  • j) Use AHMSA’s site to promote business in favor of any company or service in competition with AHMSA and/or its subsidiary companies.

Without incurring any responsibility whatsoever, AHMSA may deny, suspend, or disqualify, partially or totally, the service to a user who has knowledge of an infringement of any of the above conditions. The user will be notified of the situation by means of a prior warning pointing out the cause that gave rise to the service suspension or disqualification.

Jurisdiction and Applicable Legislation

For everything concerning the interpretation, execution and/or fulfillment of that stipulated in the present Agreement and any matter that may arise from it or be related to it, AHMSA and the user expressly submit to the jurisdiction of the competent tribunals in the City of Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico, renouncing any other competence which, by virtue of present or future domicile, or for any other circumstance, could be applicable. Additionally, the present agreement will apply to all applicable legislation throughout the length and breadth of the United Mexican States.