Website Terms

Important! This Web Site ("Site") is provided by United States Pipe and Foundry Co., LLC. ("U.S. Pipe"), and the information, materials, data, text, images, video, audio, or otherwise in U.S. Pipe's Site ("Materials") in it may be used for informational purposes only. As a person or entity using this Site ("You"), Your access to and use of the Site is also subject to the terms and conditions ("Terms") in U.S. Pipe's Web Site Legal Policy ("Terms") and all applicable laws, and You agree to comply with the Terms without limitation or qualification.

Changes. U.S. Pipe reserves the right to update or modify these Terms at any time without prior notice. Your use of the U.S. Pipe Site following any such change constitutes Your unconditional agreement to follow and be bound by the Terms as changed. For this reason, U.S. Pipe encourages You to review these Terms whenever You use this Site.

Your Acceptance. Subject to Your continued compliance with the Legal Terms in this Site and all applicable laws, U.S. Pipe grants You a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited right to access, use, display, and listen to this Site and the Materials on it. By accessing, downloading, or otherwise using Materials from U.S. Pipe's Site, You signify Your agreement to be bound by U.S. Pipe's Legal Policy Terms described in this link and disclosed on applicable web pages. If You do not agree to the Policy or all Terms, do not use this Site or download any Materials from it, and exit the Site immediately.

Information Collected.

Consent To Processing. By providing personal, financial, and other information to the U.S. Pipe Site, You fully understand and unambiguously consent to the collection and processing of such information in the United States.

Anonymity. In general, You can visit U.S. Pipe on the World Wide Web without telling us who You are or revealing any information about Yourself. If U.S. Pipe needs information from You, such as Your name and address, or if U.S. Pipe conducts a survey or requests information, U.S. Pipe will try to let You know how U.S. Pipe will use the information at the time U.S. Pipe collects it from You. Usually, U.S. Pipe uses the information to respond to Your inquiry, process an order, or give You access to specific Materials. U.S. Pipe may conduct online surveys to better understand the needs and profile of Site visitors, or may collect and store typical web server log data during normal web site use. Examples of this type of data are: domain names, the name of Your Internet service provider, the site that referred You to us, any Materials You request, and the time and date of those requests.

Information Use.

Technology. By using U.S. Pipe's Site, You agree that technical processing and transmission of information You may enter might involve transmissions over various networks and changes to conform and adapt to technical requirements of connecting networks or devices.

Internet Protocol ("IP") Address. U.S. Pipe may use Your IP address to help diagnose problems with U.S. Pipe's server and to administer U.S. Pipe's Site. Your IP address may also be used to help identify You for the duration of a session and to gather broad demographic information.

Communications. You agree that any e-mail messages or other material, information, or communications You transmit or post to this Site will be non-confidential and non-proprietary and become the property of U.S. Pipe unless You make written arrangements with U.S. Pipe stating otherwise. You agree that U.S. Pipe has no obligations to You or any other user with respect to Your communications including answers, questions, feed-back, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas, or the like, and U.S. Pipe and other parties it designates will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate, and otherwise use such communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things in them for all commercial and non-commercial purposes. You agree that Your submission of any information to U.S. Pipe shall not prevent U.S. Pipe's purchase, manufacture, or use of similar products, services, plans, or ideas for any purpose, and U.S. Pipe is free to reproduce, use, disclose, or distribute the information to others without restriction or liability.

Use. U.S. Pipe does not sell or rent any communications or user information to others. U.S. Pipe may use communications or information to generate statistics, measure Site activity to benefit uspipe.com users, and to improve the content of this Site. You agree that U.S. Pipe may use Your web site information (name, URL, traffic counts, etc.) and share it with third parties to provide U.S. Pipe services or to analyze, store, or aggregate the information into lists of the busiest sites, lists of member sites, etc., or to improve this Site. You agree to allow U.S. Pipe to use screen shots of any web page that contains U.S. Pipe HTML code in U.S. Pipe promotional Materials, and You represent and warrant that You have sufficient authority to grant these rights.

Opt-out offers. U.S. Pipe may make the e-mail addresses of those who provide information to this Site available to other reputable organizations whose products or services U.S. Pipe thinks You may find interesting, for example, industry associations. Before doing so, U.S. Pipe will offer You an opportunity to limit access to Your information by "opting out" and removing Your email address.

Other Sites. This and other U.S. Pipe Sites may contain links to other sites. While U.S. Pipe tries to allow or provide links only to sites that share U.S. Pipe's high standards and respect for privacy, when You link to any of these sites, You are no longer on U.S. Pipe's Site and are subject to the privacy policy of the new site. Other sites may also refer or link to U.S. Pipe Sites. By using this Site, You agree that U.S. Pipe is not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites not operated by U.S. Pipe. U.S. Pipe does not intend that any hypertext points included in U.S. Pipe's Site reflect or imply U.S. Pipe's sponsorship, recommendation, or endorsement of any expressed views, products, services, or organizations contained in other servers or sites linked by a hypertext or other point.

Security. Securing Your information is very important to U.S. Pipe. U.S. Pipe attempts to provide a secure transmission of Your information from Your PC to U.S. Pipe servers, but due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, U.S. Pipe cannot guarantee that communications between You and U.S. Pipe will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers. Only those U.S. Pipe employees who need access to Your information to perform their duties are allowed such access to Your information. Any U.S. Pipe employee who violates U.S. Pipe privacy or security policies may be subject to U.S. Pipe disciplinary action, including and up to possible termination of employment, as well as civil and/or criminal prosecution.

User Actions

Site Use, Viruses. By participating in and using the U.S. Pipe Site, You agree You will NOT upload, post, e-mail, link, or otherwise send or transmit any material that contains software viruses, corrupted files, or that may or are intended to damage the operation of another's computer (e.g., "cracks" or other programs written to defeat the security measures of any computer, system or programs), or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed to damage, interrupt, destroy, limit, or interfere with the functions of U.S. Pipe computer software or hardware, or telecommunications equipment, or with the servers or networks connected to U.S. Pipe, and You will not disobey requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to U.S. Pipe. You also agree that You will not harvest or otherwise collect information about third parties, including e-mail addresses, without the express consent of such third parties.

No Use. You agree that You will not use U.S. Pipe Site Materials or code on any web page that is not generally accessible to all Internet users, whether known as pop-up windows and hidden frames or otherwise, or include banner ad or web site content that contains adult material, links to adult material or inappropriate content; or place any content on the banner or web site that is: disrespectful to another person or business; express political, personal or any other opinions; include any offensive words, symbols or graphics; contain any sexual content, innuendoes, offensive gestures or anything perceived as such; models in swimsuits; nudity or images in sexual positions; online gambling; fraudulent goods; anarchist cookbooks or similar content; or promote or conduct any type of illegal activity.

Warning!
Any Deliberate Attempt By You Or Another User To Damage U.S. Pipe's Site
Or To Undermine The Legitimate Operation Of The Site
Is A Violation Of Criminal And Civil Laws.

You Agree That If You Attempt Or Actually To Do So,
U.S. Pipe Has And Reserves The Right To Seek Remedies And Damages From You
To The Fullest Extent Permitted By Law,
Including Criminal Prosecution.

Your Conduct. You agree that You shall comply with all applicable law, and that U.S. Pipe prohibits and will not be responsible or liable for, and You will NOT:

 

 

(A) post on U.S. Pipe's Site any materials containing defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, obscene, pornographic, anticompetitive, or illegal materials, conduct or forward unlawful contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, unsolicited e-mail or multi-level marketing campaigns, or any other material that would violate any law;
 

 

(B) transmit any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, limit, or interfere with the functionality of U.S. Pipe computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment, or with the servers or networks connected to U.S. Pipe, nor disobey requirements, procedures, policies, or regulations of networks connected to U.S. Pipe, or
 

 

(C) modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, services or benefits obtained from the U.S. Pipe site, unless expressly allowed in these Terms.

Safe-Guarding. You are solely responsible for safeguarding the confidentiality of Your passwords and user names issued to You by U.S. Pipe or others or that You select.

Links. Anyone who intends to publish any link to U.S. Pipe's web Site on another web Site must notify U.S. Pipe in advance of publishing such link.

 


 

NOTE: Your Use Of U.S. Pipe's Site Constitutes Your Unconditional Agreement To Follow And Be Bound By These Terms.

 


 

Although You may "bookmark" a particular portion of this Site and bypass these Terms in this Policy, Your use of this Site still binds You to Your unconditional agreement to follow these Terms.

Questions. If You have questions or concerns, please contact U.S. Pipe's Marketing Director at 205/263-8540, or via e-mail at info@uspipe.com.

U.S. Pipe Actions, Liability

Good Faith. U.S. Pipe publishes the text in this Site in good faith and believes it is reliable, but U.S. Pipe does not represent or warrant the information and suggestions contained in its texts or brochures in any manner. Text and data presented are the results of laboratory tests and field experience. Although information provided in, through, or as a result of this Site is believed to be true based on personal experience, research, and the current state of the science, U.S. Pipe cannot and does not make any express or implied warranty as to its completeness, accuracy, or usability. Anyone who uses the Site information must make an independent investigation of the validity of the information for his/her specific situation. U.S. Pipe provides information to assist You and other Users in understanding materials, materials processing, and preferred methods of using U.S. Pipe products, but not to serve as a substitute for careful testing, evaluation, information gathering, and testing of prototypes in typical operating environments before use. U.S. Pipe does not recommend that You use any product, process, equipment, or formulation in conflict with any patent.

Product changes. U.S. Pipe maintains a policy of on-going innovation and product improvement, which may result in modifications of U.S. Pipe product features or specifications without notice.

Site Content. U.S. Pipe is not obligated to monitor the content on this Site, and U.S. Pipe reserves the right to deny any user's access to any portion of this Site, in its sole discretion without notice.

Site Changes or Termination. You agree that U.S. Pipe may discontinue, change, or temporarily or permanently terminate part or all of this Site text or policies at any time in U.S. Pipe's sole discretion, with or without notifying You, and retains the right to do so at any time. You agree that You will check this Site periodically for changes. Your continued use of U.S. Pipe's Site following the posting of changes to these Terms means You accept those changes. If U.S. Pipe discontinues the Site, U.S. Pipe will not be liable to You or any third parties for such discontinuance, change, or termination.

Disclaimers

You Expressly Agree That Your Use Of This Site Is At Your Sole Risk On An "As Is" Basis, And U.S. Pipe Disclaims Liability For Your Use On Any Other Basis.

U.S. Pipe Hereby Disclaims Any Warranty That The Functions Of This Site Will Be Uninterrupted, Accurate, Timely, Secure, Or Error-Free, Or That Any Errors On This Site Will Be Corrected.

You Expressly Agree That U.S. Pipe Is Not Liable For, And That You Assume The Risk Of Injury From, The Defamatory, Offensive, Or Illegal Conduct Of Other Users Or Third-Parties.

U.S. Pipe Provides This Site Without Express Or Implied Warranties Of Any Kind, Including (But Not Limited To) Warranties Of Title Or Implied Warranties Of Merchantability, Or Fitness For A Particular Purpose, Or Title, Or Non-Infringement, Or Arising From A Course Of Dealing, Usage Or Trade Practice.

U.S. Pipe Expressly Disclaims Responsibility And Liability For:

 

A.

Problems Relating To Technical Malfunction Or Delays Of Telephone Networks Or Lines, Computer On-Line Systems, Servers, Providers, Computer Equipment, Or Software, Or

B.

Failure Of Any E-Mail Receipt Due To Technical Problems Or Traffic Congestion On Or Within The Internet, U.S. Pipe's Sites, Or Any Combination Of These Causes, Or

C.

Injury Or Damage To Your Computers Or Any Other Computer Resulting From Downloading Any Materials Relating To This Site, Mistakes, Errors, Omissions, Interruptions, Defects, Or Any Failure Of Performance, The Condition, Suitability, Reliability, Availability, Completeness, Security, Timeliness, Or Accuracy Of Information, Software, Products, Services And Materials In This Site, Or

D.

Use, Misuse, Or Reliance On Any Information, Links, Passwords, Personal Information, Graphics, Or Other Content Provided To, In, Or Through U.S. Pipe's Site Or Any Other Web Site, Including Those Sites Linked To The U.S. Pipe Site, Or

E.

Your Use Of Any Product, Process, Equipment, Or Formulation Will Not Infringe On Any Patent.

Damages. You agree that neither U.S. Pipe nor any person or entity involved in creating, producing, or distributing this Site:

 

A.

Shall be liable for any damage to or loss of Your computer equipment, data, or property because of Your access to, use of, or browsing in, U.S. Pipe's Site or Your downloading of any Materials, of a third party's acts or omissions, (whether due to a virus, worm, defect, interruption, breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or any other cause of action or otherwise). U.S. Pipe has no control over how You or others use the information in this Site, or whether U.S. Pipe's recommendations or instructions provided in this Site have been followed, or

B.

Shall be Liable for any damages, whether direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential, exemplary, punitive, "smart," or otherwise labeled, and

C.

Shall be Liable if You are dissatisfied with any portion of this Site or with any of these Terms, and Your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using this Site.

Notices - Intellectual Property.

Copyright And Use Restrictions. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in Your use of this Site and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials. Except as U.S. Pipe expressly states, U.S. Pipe does not grant You any express or implied right under any patents, Trademarks, or Copyrights for any advertising, promotional, or other purpose without the prior, written permission of U.S. Pipe. This Site contains copyrighted Material, trademarks and other proprietary information, including, but not limited to, text, software, photos, video, graphics, music and sound, and the entire contents of this Site are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws and are protected under worldwide copyright laws and treaties, whether or not a copyright notice is present on the Materials. U.S. Pipe owns a copyright in the selection, coordination, arrangement, and enhancement of such content, as well as in the content original to the Site.

Trademarks. This Site contains various proprietary trademarks and trade names, product brand names, slogans, designs, logos, emblems, and service marks (collectively, "Trademarks"), which are U.S. Pipe's registered and unregistered Trademarks. They may be used solely with the written permission of U.S. Pipe, and are subject to the U.S. Trademark rights of U.S. Pipe or its suppliers who use them in the U.S. pursuant to a written agreement. All third party trademarks U.S. Pipe uses by agreement may include the names of actual companies and products that are trademarks of their respective owners. U.S. Pipe and applicable law prohibit the unauthorized use of any Trademark displayed on this Site.

Limitations. You may not modify, publish, transmit, participate in the transfer or sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit, any part of the Site Materials. You may download copyrighted Material for Your use only as described in these Terms. Except as copyright law expressly allows, U.S. Pipe will not permit copying, redistribution, retransmission, publication, or commercial exploitation of downloaded Materials without U.S. Pipe's express written permission. You agree not to change or delete any author attribution, Trademark legend, or copyright notice from any downloaded Materials. If U.S. Pipe or copyright law permits copying, redistribution, or publication of copyrighted Materials, You agree not to make changes in or deletion of author attribution, trademark legend, or copyright notice. You agree that You do not acquire any ownership rights by downloading copyrighted Materials. U.S. Pipe expressly prohibits any unlawful use of this Site.

Purposes. U.S. Pipe grants You permission to use Materials, such as brochures, press releases, datasheets, and Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") from this Site, but only if You use Materials downloaded from this Site only for Your informational use, subject to these conditions:

 

A.

The copyright notice immediately following and U.S. Pipe's permission notice appear in all copies, and

B.

Use of such Materials conforms in all respects with these Terms.

U.S. Pipe expressly prohibits use of Materials for any other purpose.

 


 

Copyright Notice.

All contents of uspipe.com are subject to Copyright © 1998-2015 United States Pipe and Foundry Co., LLC. U.S. Pipe reserves all rights, including rights not expressly granted.

 


 

Infringement. Pursuant to Title 17, U.S. Code § Section 512(c)(2), present notifications of claimed copyright infringement to U.S. Pipe's attention to:

United States Pipe and Foundry Co., LLC.
Two Chase Corporate Drive
Suite 200
Birmingham AL 35244
205/263-8540

General Terms & Controlling Law

Applicable Laws. You agree when You enter this Site that:

 

A.

The Materials contained in this Site are controlled by and originate from the United States and that U.S. Pipe does not represent that any of the Site's content is appropriate or available for use in other areas.

B.

U.S. Pipe is not responsible for any access to this Site from territories where the Site's content may be illegal or otherwise prohibited. If You choose to access this Site from other locations, You do so at Your own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

C.

The substantive laws of the State of Alabama apply to and control any claim relating to the use of this Site and its content and Materials.

D.

In all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the Site, You agree to the jurisdiction of and venue in courts located in Jefferson County, Alabama, U.S.A., and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of and venue in such courts for any action You commence against U.S. Pipe or its affiliates.

E.

Use of the Site is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to this paragraph and all provisions of these Terms.

F.

A printed version of the Site Terms and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this Site to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.

Indemnity. You agree to defend U.S. Pipe (if requested by U.S. Pipe) at Your sole expense, and to HOLD U.S. Pipe HARMLESS, along with U.S. Pipe's shareholders, officers, directors, employees, agents, affiliates, successors, assigns, customers, users of U.S. Pipe goods or services (collectively "Indemnitees") from all demands, claims, actions, suits, and INDEMNIFY Indemnitees for all losses, damages, liabilities, costs, attorneys fees, awards, and judgments arising from or in any way connected with: injury to or death of persons, loss or damage to property arising from a violation of these Terms or Term changes by U.S. Pipe, applicable laws or regulations or any third party's rights, including, but not limited to, infringement of a copyright or trademark, or violation of a proprietary right or privacy right.

No Relationship. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between You and U.S. Pipe as a result of these Terms or use of this Site. U.S. Pipe's performance of its agreement pursuant to these Terms is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing in these Terms voids or limits U.S. Pipe's right and duty to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to Your use of the Site, or information provided to or gathered by U.S. Pipe with respect to such use.

Severability. Any part of any Term including (but not limited to) the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations, that a jurisdiction prohibits or declares unenforceable shall be ineffective to the extent of such prohibition or unenforceability only in that jurisdiction, without invalidating the remaining Terms or affecting the validity or enforceability of such Terms in any other jurisdiction, and You agree that the unenforceable part of such Term shall be superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original Term.

Survival. You agree that all of Your agreements to these Terms and future U.S. Pipe Terms shall survive any termination of Your relationship with U.S. Pipe or Your use of this Site.

Entire Agreement Terms. Unless otherwise stated in these Terms, these Terms constitute the entire agreement between You and U.S. Pipe as to the Site and these Terms supersede all prior or contemporaneous electronic, oral, or written communications and proposals between You and U.S. Pipe as to the Site, except as stated in this Site for U.S. Pipe product warranties or other express matters.

Rev. 08601