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Umicore Building Products USA Inc
Website Terms and Conditions of Use
(Updated April 10, 2008 )

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!
BY USING THIS WEBSITE,
YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS OF USE

WELCOME

We would like to thank you for visiting the Umicore Building Products USA Inc. ("Umicore" or "we") website for VM ZINC® (the "Website"). The following Terms of Use apply to all current and future users (each, a "User") of the Website. A User may not use the Website if such User does not agree to these Terms of Use.
The Content included in the Website and the Terms of Use may be revised or updated from time to time at Umicore's discretion and any such revisions or updates shall become immediately effective on the date such changes first appear on the Website. Users should periodically check the Terms of Use for any revisions or updates.
The use or continued use of the Website constitutes full acceptance of the Terms of Use and any updates or revisions hereto.

SCOPE OF USE

Each User may view, use and download sample portions of the Website including, without limitation, the Content for such User's informational, non-commercial use; provided, however, that all copyright, trademark and other proprietary rights notices shall remain intact.
Except as provided in the foregoing, no part of the Website or Content may be copied, modified, adapted, stored, transmitted, distributed, exploited or downloaded for any other purpose without the express written permission of Umicore. Except as set forth in these Terms of Use, the use of the Website does not grant you any rights to any of the Content. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

The content of the Website, including without limitation the technology descriptions, the text, pictures, data, graphics, photographs, sounds, logos, icons, software, audio files and video files ("Content") and Umicore's products are protected by intellectual and/or industrial property rights, including without limitation by copyrights, trademarks, commercial name, domain name, rights in database, patents, know-how, models, logos and designs.
VM ZINC® is a registered trademark of Umicore or its affiliate. The Umicore logo is a trademark of Umicore or its affiliate. Certain trademarks and Content may be licensed from third parties and all such third party trademarks and Content and all intellectual property rights related thereto belong to the respective third party. Unauthorized use of any Umicore or third party trademarks, service marks or logos may be a violation of federal and state trademark laws. No rights or licenses are granted or implied herein to use any trademarks of Umicore, its affiliate, or a third party. Except as expressly authorized by Umicore in writing, under the "Scope of Use" section above, or otherwise required by applicable law, any rent, lease, sale, modification, duplication, adaptation, distribution, alteration, retransmission, or publication of any intellectual property or proprietary or confidential information of Umicore is strictly prohibited.

DISCLAIMER

All content on the website is provided to users on an "as is" "as available" basis without warranty of any kind either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. umicore makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, security, currency, availability, or reliability of any information or content made available on or through the website or that the use of the website will be uninterrupted or error-free or free of viruses or other harmful devices. Each user is solely responsible for determining whether the products and/or services described on the website are suitable for such user's application and use.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

The content of the website is provided to you for information only. Up makes no guarantees or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, and any reliance placed on information contained herein is strictly at one's own risk. We do not assume and specifically disclaim any responsibility for any liability, whether based in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability, statute or otherwise for any damage including direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, punitive or other damages including, without limitation, such damages as loss of goodwill or business, loss of revenue or profits or any other claim, demand, proceeding, cost and expense arising from or related to the access to, use or inability to use, or the interpretation of, the website and/or the content it contains, including without limitation for the use or the interpretation of any technical data, recommendations or specifications available on the website even if umicore has been advised of the possibility of such damages including, without limitation, any delays, breakdowns, interruptions in connections to the website, acts of god, theft or destruction of or unauthorized access to the website or the content. user hereby waives and releases all such claims.

 

LINKS TO THIRD PARTY WEBSITES

The Website may contain links to third party websites. We do not assume any responsibility and provide no warranties whatsoever for the content of such websites. We may not be held liable for any damage, including direct and indirect damages such as any loss of goodwill or business, loss of revenue or profits or any other claim, demand, proceeding, cost and expense arising from or related to the use of third party websites. We do not in any way warrant that the content of such third party websites complies with the intellectual and/or industrial property rights of third parties.
Umicore provides links to other websites as a convenience to its Users and Umicore does not imply Umicore's endorsement of material on any other website and access to such websites is at a User's own risk.

E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS AND RULES OF CONDUCT

E-mail submissions over the Internet may not be secure. Please consider this fact before e-mailing any personal or confidential information. It is a violation of these Terms of Use to (a) decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or trade secrets of the Website, (b) e-mail any Content that is unlawful, misleading, false, abusive or that a User does not have a right to transmit, or (c) e-mail any content that contains a virus, trap door, or any other code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the Website or Umicore's infrastructure.

PRIVACY POLICY

Please click here for Umicore's policies regarding privacy. Umicore may revise such policies from time to time in Umicore's sole discretion.

PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

The information on the Website does not constitute an offer by Umicore to sell any products and/or services. The purchase of any products and/or services from Umicore shall be subject to separate written terms and conditions mutually agreed between the parties and shall not be subject to these Terms of Use.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

Umicore is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability (as long as disability can be reasonably accommodated) or any other status protected by applicable law.

NOTICES

Notices to you may be made via e-mail or regular mail. Notices from you to Umicore may also be made via e-mail or regular mail.

 

GOVERNING LAW

Umicore operates the Website from its offices in North Carolina. These Terms of Use shall be interpreted, construed, governed by and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of North Carolina, without application of the conflicts of laws thereto. By using the Website or the Content, you hereby irrevocably consent to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction and venue of Federal and state courts in Wake County, North Carolina regarding any and all disputes relating to these Terms of Use or your use of the Website or the Content.
Umicore makes no representation that information of the Website is appropriate or available for use in other locations, or that the contents comply with local law. Users who choose to access the Website from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

GENERAL

These Terms of Use shall constitute the sole agreement and understanding between you and Umicore regarding the public sections of the Umicore website , and any and all previous agreements and understandings between or among you and Umicore regarding the subject matter hereof, whether written or oral, are superseded by these Terms of Use. The failure of Umicore to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Any provision of these Terms of Use which is invalid or unenforceable in any jurisdiction shall be ineffective to the extent of such invalidity or unenforceability without invalidating or rendering unenforceable the remaining provisions hereof; and any such invalidity or unenforceability in any jurisdiction shall not invalidate or render unenforceable such provision in any other jurisdiction. Umicore reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law or equity for violations of these Terms of Use including, without limitation, the right to block access from a particular Internet address.

Any questions concerning these Terms of Use should be directed to:
Umicore Building Products USA Inc.   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Privacy Policy

(Last updated October 2, 2002)

INTRODUCTION

At Umicore Building Products USA Inc. ("Umicore," "we," "us," or "our"), we are committed to protecting your privacy and providing you with a secure online experience. You can travel through most of our website located at www.vmzinc-us.com (the "Website") without giving us any personally identifiable information about yourself. Sometimes, however, we do need such information to provide services that you request, such as when you download documents from our Website including, without limitation, specifications and papers or when you request information. This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") explains Umicore's data collection from users and our use of such personally identifiable information that you provide in such on-line situations [and does not govern our collection and use of personally identifiable information provided to us offline]. Please read this complete Privacy Policy.
We may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time and any such changes will be posted here on our Website so be sure to check back periodically. If we make any substantial changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify you by either e-mailing you or posting an announcement on our Website. You may also request updated versions of our Privacy Policy by writing us at the address indicated below under "Contact Us To Access, Update And Correct Personal Information." Your continued use of the Website or any of our services available through our Website after we have notified you of changes in our Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of such changes.

Collecting Your Personal Information

Our Website may provide you an opportunity to provide us information that personally identifies you ("personally identifiable information"). Generally, such information is requested when you are asked to register with us before downloading documents from the Website. Personally identifiable information collected by Umicore may include, without limitation, your name, title, the company you work for, e-mail address, mailing address, phone and/or fax number. As a result, we safeguard the personally identifiable information that you supply to Umicore and that we collect about you using the methods described in this Privacy Policy, and we will only use and disclose your personally identifiable information in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Collecting Site Visit Information

Our Website may provide you an opportunity to provide us information that personally identifies you ("personally identifiable information"). Generally, such information is requested when you are asked to register with us before downloading documents from the Website. Personally identifiable information collected by Umicore may include, without limitation, your name, title, the company you work for, e-mail address, mailing address, phone and/or fax number. As a result, we safeguard the personally identifiable information that you supply to Umicore and that we collect about you using the methods described in this Privacy Policy, and we will only use and disclose your personally identifiable information in compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Purpose of collection and processing of personal data

By accessing our Website, you acknowledge and agree that your personally identifiable information will be collected and/or processed for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. The collection and processing of your personally identifiable information will allow us to record your preferences or past experience for future visits to our Website. We may also use your personal information for statistical purposes and to monitor your visit to improve the navigation of our Website and the content and services that we provide on and through our Website. We may also aggregate web site usage information or aggregate personal information, and use such aggregated, information for marketing and promotional purpose in order to perform general analysis regarding requests.

We may also use your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes including, without limitation, for sending you product and service updates, information regarding upcoming trade shows, and a copy of our informational magazine, Focus on Zinc. If you do NOT wish your personally identifiable information to be used for such marketing purposes, please click on the "No direct marketing" button in the registration form that appears when a user requests information, products and/or services. If at any time in the future, you wish to discontinue the use of your personally identifiable information for marketing purposes, you can opt-out by sending us an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In addition, we may use your personally identifiable information to: (a) enable us to process, manage, validate and verify requests for products, information and/or services and for the purposes for which you specifically provided the information; (b) provide you with personalized content; and (c) develop new features and services for our users. We may also share part or all of the personally identifiable information we collect with our affiliates and other third parties to: (i) help us improve our content; (ii) provide you with requested information, marketing materials, and products and/or services; and (iii) facilitate the operation and management of, track usage information for, and provide you access to, our Website. Such entities will have access to your personally identifiable information as needed to perform their functions but may not use it for other purposes.

We may disclose your personally identifiable information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to comply with the law, to cooperate in investigations of fraud or other illegal activity, in response to a subpoena, warrant, court order, levy, attachment, in connection with a law enforcement investigation, or to conduct investigations of violations of our Terms of Use. As with any other business, it is possible that Umicore in the future could merge with or have some or all of its assets acquired by another company. Therefore, we may share such information in connection with any merger, consolidation, reorganization, or sale of substantially all of our assets provided that such third party agrees to comply with the Privacy Policy that applies to your personal information unless and until it is amended as described above.

Links to third party Web sites

Our Website may contain links to third party websites that may collect personally identifiable information about you. Please be aware that such websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy and Umicore does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for the privacy policies of such websites and do not, in any way, warrant that the data protection practices that apply to such websites comply with all applicable legislation and regulations on data protection. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of each of these third party websites before disclosing any of your personally identifiable information.

CHILDREN

This Website is not directed toward children under 13 years of age nor do we knowingly collect information from children under 13. If you are under 13, please do not submit any personally identifiable information to us.

Security of your personal data

We have taken measures to protect your personally identifiable information from unauthorized access, deletion or modification including using industry standard firewall and password protection systems.

CONTACT US TO ACCESS, UPDATE AND CORRECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

You are entitled to access your personally identifiable information, as collected and used by us, to modify such information. You may obtain such access by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Policy, you may contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..