ITW HARTNESS TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE
Welcome to the website operated by ITW Hartness, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. This website general information about ITW Hartness and its products and services, free of charge to our users.
All uses of the ITW Hartness Website are subject to the following terms and conditions of use:
USE OF THE WEBSITE
You agree to use the ITW Hartness Website only for lawful purposes:
A. Specifically you agree not to do any of the following: (1) upload to or transmit on the ITW Hartness Website any defamatory, indecent, obscene, harassing, violent or otherwise objectionable material, or any material that is, or may be, protected by copyright, without permission from the copyright owner; (2) use the ITW Hartness Website to violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or to violate the laws of any jurisdiction; (3) intercept or attempt to intercept electronic mail not intended for you; (4) misrepresent an affiliation with any person or organization; (5) upload to or transmit on the ITW Hartness Website any advertisements or solicitations of business; (6) restrict or inhibit use of the ITW Hartness Website by others; (7) upload or otherwise transmit files that contain a virus or corrupted data; (8) collect information about others (including e-mail addresses) without their consent; (9) download a file or software or include in a message any software, files or links that you know, or have reason to believe, cannot be distributed legally over the ITW Hartness Website or that you have a contractual obligation to keep confidential (notwithstanding its availability on the ITW Hartness Website); (10) post “spam,” transmit chain letters or engage in other similar activities; or (11) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the ITW Hartness Website, or which, as determined by ITW Hartness, may harm ITW Hartness or users of the ITW Hartness Website or expose them to liability.
B. Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to a message board, blog, chatroom or any other publicly available section of the ITW Hartness Website (including password-protected areas), and all articles and responses to questions, other than the content provided by ITW Hartness, are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ITW Hartness. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever content you submit, and you, not ITW Hartness, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability, and appropriateness. By uploading or otherwise transmitting material to any area of the ITW Hartness Website, you warrant that the material is your own or is in the public domain or otherwise free of proprietary or other restrictions and that you have the right to post it to the ITW Hartness Website. You grant to ITW Hartness the right to use all content you upload or otherwise transmit to the ITW Hartness Website in any manner ITW Hartness chooses, including, but not limited, to copying, displaying, performing or publishing it in any format whatsoever, modifying it, incorporating it into other material or making a derivative work based on it.
C. ITW Hartness reserves the right, but does not assume any responsibility, to (1) remove any material posted on the ITW Hartness Website which ITW Hartness, in its sole discretion, deems inconsistent with the foregoing commitments, including any material ITW Hartness has been notified, or has reason to believe, constitutes a copyright infringement; and (2) terminate any user’s access to all or part of the ITW Hartness Website. However, ITW Hartness can neither review all material before it is posted on the ITW Hartness Website nor ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, ITW Hartness assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by third parties. ITW Hartness reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of users of this Website and the public; however, ITW Hartness has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this paragraph.
D. Your failure to comply with the provisions of (A) or (B) above may result in the termination of your access to the ITW Hartness Website and may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.
COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS/USE OF CONTENT
The entire contents of this Website (including all information, software, text, displays, images and audio) and the design, selection and arrangement thereof, are proprietary to ITW Hartness or its licensors and are protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary rights. You are authorized only to use the content on the ITW Hartness Website for personal use or legitimate business purposes related to your role as a current or prospective customer, supplier, or distributor of ITW Hartness. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, store, transmit or distribute any of the material on this Website without the prior written consent of ITW Hartness, except to: (a) store copies of such materials temporarily in RAM, (b) store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes, and (c) print a reasonable number of pages of the ITW Hartness Website; provided in each case that you do not alter or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices included in such materials. Neither the title nor any intellectual property rights to any information or material in this Website are transferred to you, but remain with ITW Hartness or the applicable owner of such content. Except as expressly authorized by ITW Hartness in writing, you may not reproduce, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes (i) any part of this Website, (ii) access to this Website, or (iii) use of this Website or of any services or materials available through this Website.
The terms “Hartness”, “Hartness International”, “ITW Hartness”, and other marks indicated on our Website are registered trademarks of ITW Hartness or our affiliates. The term ITW Hartness is a trademark and the ITW Hartness logo and all related product and service names, designs and slogans on our Website are trademarks of ITW Hartness or its affiliates. You may not use such marks without ITW Hartness’ prior written permission. All other names, brands and marks not owned by ITW Hartness are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
DEALINGS WITH THIRD-PARTY MERCHANTS
If you choose to correspond, participate in a promotion or engage in transactions with any merchant found on or through this Website, you acknowledge and agree that ITW Hartness is not a party to, and will not be responsible for, your interaction with such merchant, including its treatment of your information and the terms and conditions applicable to any transaction between you and the merchant. The terms of your interaction with any merchant are solely between you and such merchant. You agree that ITW Hartness will have no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of any kind that you may suffer as the result of any such interaction or the presence of such merchants on this Website.
LIABILITY OF ITW HARTNESS AND ITS LICENSORS
ITW Hartness does not assume any liability for the materials, information and opinions provided on, or available through, the ITW Hartness Website (the “Site Content”). Reliance on the Site Content is solely at your own risk. ITW Hartness disclaims any liability for injury or damages resulting from the use of any Site Content.
THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE, THE SITE CONTENT AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. NEITHER ITW HARTNESS NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH ITW HARTNESS MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER ITW HARTNESS NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH ITW HARTNESS WARRANTS OR REPRESENTS THAT THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE, THE SITE CONTENT OR THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. ITW HARTNESS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL ITW HARTNESS OR ITS LICENSORS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE, THE SITE CONTENT, ANY SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM DELAY, INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE, VIRUSES, DELETION OF FILES OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, OR ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE ITW HARTNESS WEBSITE OR THE SITE CONTENT, WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY ITW HARTNESS AND WHETHER OR NOT ITW HARTNESS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.
SUBMISSION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO ITW HARTNESS /PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
COMMENTS AND SUBMISSIONS
ITW Hartness welcomes your comments. All comments, suggestions or other information sent by you to this Website will become ITW Hartness ‘s property, and you agree that all intellectual property rights therein are transferred to ITW Hartness. You understand that any postings to publicly available portions of the ITW Hartness Website are non-confidential for all purposes.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The ITW Hartness Website may contain links to other web sites on the Internet. ITW Hartness is not responsible for and does not endorse the content, products or services of any third-party Websites, including, without limitation, sites framed within the ITW Hartness Website or third-party advertisements, and ITW Hartness does not make any representations regarding their quality, content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such web sites.
U.S. GOVERNMENT USERS
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19 and any other successor regulations that may be applicable.
The owner of this Website is based in the State of South Carolina, USA. ITW Hartness makes no representation that materials in this Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Website from other locations, you are responsible for complying with local laws.
CONTACT/DIGITAL MILLENNIUM COPYRIGHT ACT
If you are a copyright owner or an agent thereof and believe that any content infringes upon your copyrights, you may submit a notification pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) by providing us with the following information in writing (see 17 U.S.C §512(c)(3) for further detail):
• A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
• Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
• Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled and information reasonably sufficient to permit ITW Hartness to locate the material;
• Information reasonably sufficient to permit ITW Hartness to contact you, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail;
• A statement that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
• A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
Any copyright infringement notifications, feedback, comments, requests for technical support, and other communications should be directed to ITW Hartness by emailing or writing to:
Attn: Marketing Department
50 Beechtree Blvd.
Greenville, SC 29605 USA
Toll-Free (USA): 800-845-8791
You acknowledge that if you fail to comply with all of the requirements of this section, your DMCA notice may not be valid.