ACCESS AND USE OF INFORMATION
Access to this Site is limited to viewing the linked Web pages solely for legitimate business purposes to access the information provided by the Company at this Site. Any access to or attempt to access other areas of the Company's computer system or other information contained on the system for any purposes is strictly prohibited.
The information presented on this Site, along with any documents, data files or other materials available for viewing or downloading (including, for example, press releases, product descriptions, customer guides or tips, and FAQs) is the copyrighted work of the Company and/or its suppliers and is protected under US and worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. The Company grants you permission to copy any such information or material so long as each copy (i) is solely for informational use or for permitted commercial uses in support of the Company's products or business interests and is not modified or revised in any manner, (ii) plainly displays all copyright and other proprietary notices, in the same form and manner as on the original and (iii) displays a statement that the materials are used solely with permission of the Company. You also may not, without the Company's permission, "mirror" or "frame in" any material contained on this Site on any other server. Except as expressly granted in this section (or to you specifically in writing), the Company and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information.
Any feedback or other information collected from users or customers of the Site, such as comments, suggestions, or the like, shall be deemed to be non-confidential and the Company shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. Further, the Company shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including but not limited to developing, producing and marketing products incorporating such information.
The Company may designate certain portions of this Site for the exclusive use of certain parties with whom the Company does business (such as distributors, dealers or contractors). Those areas of the Site which you access by using a password or other security means contain proprietary and confidential information on the Company and its suppliers, including product specifications, engineering documents, manuals, and other technical and marketing information ("Confidential Information"). By accessing this Confidential Information, you agree to keep this information confidential and to use the information solely for the purposes intended by this Site. You also agree to be careful with the Confidential Information and to only disclose it within your company to employees with a "need to know" who are instructed and agree not to disclose the information and not to use the information for any purpose not permitted by this agreement. You will not alter, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, or modify any Confidential Information that you receive.
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Users or other third parties may post statements or information on some portions of the Site from time to time. The Company may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any such statements or information. The Company makes no representation as to the accuracy, appropriateness, legality, ownership or other aspects of such statements or information. The Company expressly disclaims any liability for such third party statements under criminal or civil laws relating to defamation, intellectual property infringement, privacy, obscenity, or other areas of law.
This Site may contain links to web sites maintained by other companies, individuals or agencies as a convenience to users. These linked sites are not under the control of the Company, and the Company is not responsible for the accuracy of information on such sites. The Company does not monitor or review the content of such third party sites and therefore advises you that your access to and use of any such sites is at your own risk.
Any party seeking to publish any link to this web site on another web site should notify the Company in advance of any such link.
THE SITE IS PROVIDED BY THE COMPANY ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS AND/OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND/OR NONINFRINGMENT.
THE COMPANY FURTHER DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF THE MATERIALS OR SERVICES AT THIS SITE. THE COMPANY MAY MAKE CHANGES TO THE MATERIALS AT THIS SITE, OR TO THE PRODUCTS AND PRICES DESCRIBED IN THEM, AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. THE MATERIALS AND SERVICES AT THIS SITE MAY BE OUT OF DATE, AND THE COMPANY MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE THEM. INFORMATION PUBLISHED AT THIS SITE MAY REFER TO PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY. CONSULT WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF THE COMPANY IN YOUR AREA REGARDING THE PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS AND SERVICES THAT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU. APPLICABLE LAW MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
THE COMPANY WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE COMPANY HAS BEEN NOTIFIED OF SUCH DAMAGES.
This Site originates from and is maintained in the United States of America, and the Company makes no representations regarding the legality of access to or use of the Site or the materials from other countries. Access in countries where the materials are illegal is prohibited. Users who access the Site from outside the United States do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable U.S. export and local country laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.
Saint-Gobain Silicon Carbide (the "Company") respects your privacy. Accordingly, we have adopted the following policies and procedures to ensure that any information you provide to us on this Web Site (the "Site") is treated appropriately and with your full knowledge and consent. The purpose of this Privacy Statement is to explain what information we may collect from you and how this information may be used.
What type of personal information is collected on the Site and how is it used?
Certain areas of the Site may request you to supply us with personal information. We ask for this information only to the extent such information is necessary or appropriate to perform certain functions or activities on the Site (such as a request for product literature or an online order). Your participation in these activities is completely voluntary. At the present time, the following activities on the Site may require you to disclose personal information to us.
We will not share your personal information with third parties, except for our business partners or other entities performing a service or activity that you have requested from the Site (such as an online order).
The Company may disclose information you have provided to us if we have a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to (1) comply with the law or with legal process served on the Company; or (2) protect and defend the rights or property of the Company.
If we gather demographic information from you (for example, your age, education level or household income), we will not share that information in a manner that identifies you as an individual with any other entity, unless we let you know that at the time of collection. When we share demographic information with third parties, we will give them aggregate information only.
Certain information supplied by you to our Site may be password-protected, and you should take appropriate measures to protect the secrecy of your password. If you use a computer in a public place or share a computer with others, remember to sign out and close your browser window when you finish accessing our Site in order to prevent others from accessing your personal information. You are solely responsible for the control and use of each password you create.
The Company has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. These include a firewall to prevent unauthorized access to our systems and maintenance of registration information in a separate database. Although we will exercise reasonable care in providing secure transmission of information between your computer and our servers, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information transmitted to us over the Internet. We will protect the transmission of credit card and other transactional information through industry standard, SSL (secure socket layer) encryption.
This Site may contain links to other web sites. Please be aware that the Company is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. The Company encourages our users to be aware when they leave this Site and to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This Privacy Statement applies solely to information collected by this Site. Additionally, the existence of any external link does not suggest that we are endorsing the linked company or its products or services.
If at any time you wish to update your information or stop receiving communications from our Site, our partners, or selected third parties, you may refer to the Contact Us form on the site to send a change request to the Webmaster.
Users of the Site are given the opportunity to "opt-out" of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our Site at the point where we ask for the information. Users are always notified when their information is being collected by any outside parties. The Company does this so our users can make an informed choice as to whether they should proceed with services that require an outside party, or not.
A Special Note about Children
This Site is not intended for use by children under the age of 13. The Company does not intend to collect any personal information or data from individuals that identify themselves as children under the age of 13.
If the Company becomes aware that information from a child under the age of 13 has been submitted to this Site, we will respond to the inquiry, and, when appropriate, delete all personally identifiable information (including email address) concerning that child from our records. That information will not be used for any other purpose, nor will it be disclosed to any other parties. If a parent believes that his or her child has submitted personal information to this Site, you are encouraged to contact us via the Contact Us form on the site.
We believe parents should supervise their children's online activities and consider using parental control tools available from online services and software manufacturers that help provide a kid-friendly online environment. These tools can also prevent children from otherwise disclosing online their name, address, and other personal information without parental permission.
Your use of the Site, including any dispute concerning privacy, is subject to this Privacy Statement and the Company's Terms and Conditions of Use. By using this Site, you are accepting the practices set out in this Statement and those Terms.