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Terms and Conditions

Introduction and Acknowledgment

Houghton International Inc. (the "Company") maintains this website (this "Website"), for informational purposes only. Access and use of this Website by you are governed exclusively by these terms and conditions ("Terms and Conditions"), the Privacy Statement, and all applicable laws.  Reference to “Company” throughout these Terms and Conditions may also refer to Houghton Affiliates and Subsidiaries.  By accessing and using this Website, you acknowledge that you have read, accept, and will be bound by, these Terms and Conditions. The Company reserves the right to modify or amend these Terms and Conditions at any time. At all times, you are bound by the then-current version of these Terms and Conditions, the Privacy Statement, and all applicable laws. The Company highly recommends that you review these Terms and Conditions from time to time to ensure that you are familiar with the most recent version. The Company also reserves the right at any time and for any reason to deny you access to the Website or any portion thereof, and to terminate this agreement. Termination will be effective without notice. You agree that notice of changes to these Terms and Conditions posted on the Website, delivered by email, or provided in any other reasonable way, constitutes reasonable and sufficient notice.

Third Party Internet Websites

The Company may from time to time provide links and pointers at this Website to Internet sites of third parties ("Third Party Sites"). These links and pointers to Third Party Sites are provided as a convenience only. The Company has not reviewed, and does not operate or control in any respect, any information, products or services available on Third Party Sites, and the Company is not responsible for any information provided at any Third Party Sites. The Company makes no representations and provides no warranties whatsoever concerning Third Party Sites (including any content of such sites), and the fact that the Company has provided a link to any Third Party Site on this Website does not constitute an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship or affiliation by the Company with respect to such Third Party Site or its owners or providers or any products or services mentioned or offered at the Third Party Site. The Company expressly disclaims any responsibility for the content, the accuracy of the information and/or quality of products or services provided by, advertised on, or sold through, all Third Party Sites.

Forward-Looking Statements

This Website may contain forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that might cause actual results to differ from those foreseen. You should not place undue reliance on those statements because they are subject to numerous uncertainties and factors relating to the Company's operations and business environment, all of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control. You can identify these statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts. Such statements may include words such as "anticipate," "will," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "should," "plan," "believe," "hope," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of, among other things, future operating or financial performance, strategic initiatives and business strategies, regulatory or competitive environments, our intellectual property and product development. New risks and uncertainties come up from time to time, and it is impossible for the Company to predict these events or how they may affect the Company. The Company has no duty to update or revise the forward-looking statements contained on this Website.

Timeliness of Information

All press releases and other information contained in this Website were, to the best of the Company's knowledge, timely and accurate when issued. However, the passage of time can render all things stale, and the Company is not responsible for any misconceptions which may result from the reading of dated material. You should carefully check the dates of issuance of the information contained in this Website.

Financial Information

Financial information about the Company shown on this Website is current only as of the date specified. The Company disclaims any obligation to update or correct financial information as the result of financial, business or any other developments occurring after the specified date.

Content and Liability Disclaimer

THIS WEBSITE AND/OR THE INFORMATION AT THIS WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN BUGS, VIRUSES, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. THE COMPANY ASSUMES NO LIABILITY AND SHALL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE FUNCTIONING OF, OR THE CONTENT AT, THIS WEBSITE AND RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THIS WEBSITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. MOREOVER, THE COMPANY DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, RELIABILITY OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY INFORMATION, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED AT THIS WEBSITE. ACCORDINGLY, THIS WEBSITE AND ALL RELATED CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, AND WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. THE COMPANY DISCLAIMS ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES CONTAINED WITHIN THE ELECTRONIC FILES AT THIS WEBSITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COMPANY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, AND IN PARTICULAR THE COMPANY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF REVENUE, OR LOSS OF USE, ARISING OUT OF, OR RELATED TO, THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER WEBSITE OF THE COMPANY OR THE INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREIN, WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, TORT, UNDER STATUTE, IN EQUITY, AT LAW OR OTHERWISE.

You use the Internet solely at your own risk and subject to all applicable local, state, national, and international laws and regulations. The Company is not responsible for the security of any information transmitted via the Internet, the accuracy of the information contained on the Website, or for the consequences of any reliance on such information. Without limiting the generality of anything set forth above, the Company shall have no liability for interruptions or omissions in Internet, network or hosting services. You assume the sole and complete risk of using this Website.

User Provided Information

Except for personal data, which shall be governed by the "Privacy Statement," any information or material received from you shall be deemed to have been provided by you and received by the Company on a non-confidential basis. Please see the Company's Privacy Statement for a summary of the Company's personal data collection and use practices with respect to the Website. By using this Website, you consent to the Company's collection and use of personal data as outlined in the Privacy Statement. By communicating with the Company, you automatically grant the Company a royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, modify and create derivative works based on, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or any information therein alone or as part of other works in any form, media, or technology, whether now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose and to sublicense such rights to third parties.

Website Registration and Inquiries

This Website is intended as an informational service for industry purchasers and other interested parties. The Company reserves the right to discard registrations and reject inquiries if such represent misuse or insincere uses of these services. Entries and other submitted materials become the property of the Company and will not be acknowledged or returned (read also the "Privacy Statement"). The Company is not responsible for incomplete, late, lost, misdirected or for any technical malfunction, human error, lost/delayed data transmission, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, or line failure in connection with any telephone network, computer equipment, software or any combination thereof. Entries are void if unreadable, inaccurate, incomplete, mutilated, tampered with, forged, mechanically reproduced, irregular in any way, or otherwise not in compliance with these rules. If for any reason this Website is not capable of running as planned, the Company reserves the right at its sole discretion to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend any registration.

Copyright and Terms of Use

This Website, including text, graphics, audio, design, software, and all derivative works based on any of the foregoing, is the copyrighted work of the Company or is used by the Company subject to permission of the copyright owner. Except as expressly provided in this section of these Terms and Conditions, the Company does not grant any express or implied rights to you. The contents of this Website, including the Materials are © [2013, 2016], Houghton International Inc. All rights reserved. The Company also owns copyright rights in the Website as a collective work and/or compilation and in any and all databases accessible on or through the Website. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, the Company grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited and personal license to use and display this site and the materials thereon ("Materials") on an occasional basis and only for personal, non-commercial purposes associated with your interaction with this Website, provided you keep intact all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices on the Materials. Any modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose shall constitute a violation of copyright and other proprietary rights of the Company. The Company's presentation of information on this Website does not confer any proprietary or other rights in its trademarks, trade names, copyrights, patents or other proprietary rights or information nor is it intended to infringe patent rights or other intellectual property rights held by others. This limited license terminates automatically, without notice to you, if you breach any of these Terms and Conditions. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy any downloaded and printed materials. You have no right, title or interest (and no copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right) in or to this Website or any Materials and you agree not to "frame" or "mirror" this Website, the Materials, any other material contained on or accessible from this Website on any other server or Internet-based device without the advanced written authorization of the Company. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of this Website in any way. You may not under any circumstances copy, print or download in any medium all or substantially all of the entire content of this Website. Unless and except as otherwise expressly permitted by these Terms and Conditions, you may not access, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative works of, alter, publicly distribute, republish, upload, post, transmit, publicly perform or display, license, transfer, sell, mirror, frame, "deep link," "scrape," data mine, or otherwise use any Materials, without written permission from the Company. Any unauthorized use of this Website will terminate the permission granted by these Terms and Conditions and may violate applicable laws, including copyright law, trademark laws, and commercial regulations and statutes. You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on this Website as it may be updated from time to time. For information on obtaining permission to use any copyrighted materials beyond the uses permitted in this Agreement, please send an email to legal.inquiry@houghtonintl.com

Actual or attempted unauthorized use of the Website may result in criminal and/or civil prosecution. For your protection, the Company reserves the right to view, monitor, and record activity on the Website without notice or further permission from you. Any information obtained by monitoring, reviewing, or recording is subject to review by law enforcement organizations in connection with the investigation or prosecution of possible criminal activity on the Website. The Company will also comply with all court orders involving requests for such information.

Trademarks

Houghton, the Houghton logo and all brand names, company names, service marks, logos and trade dress of the Company, or its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors (the "Marks") are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Company or its subsidiaries, affiliates or licensors in the U.S. and other countries. Other brand names, company names, service marks, logos and trade dress may be trademarks or service marks of others. Your use of the Marks on this Website in any manner other than as authorized in these Terms and Conditions, or as authorized in writing by the Company, is strictly prohibited. The Website may also include the product and company names, as well as logos, of third parties. Such third-party designations are the trade/service marks of their respective owners, and may not be used without the prior written permission of their respective owners.

Patent Position

The Company does not warrant against infringement of patents of third parties by reason of any uses made of the product in combination with other material or in the operation for any process; purchaser assumes all risks of patent infringement by reason of any such use, combination, or operation. The Company is owner or licensee of several United States patents related to products of the Company. The Company's products described herein may be covered by one or more United States patent, by pending patent applications or applications in other countries.

Warranty

Because of the numerous factors affecting results, the Company's products are sold on the understanding that the purchaser will make their own test to determine their suitability of these products for their particular purpose. The several uses suggested by the Company are presented only to assist our customers in exploring possible applications. All information and data presented are believed to be accurate and reliable, but are presented without the assumption of any liability of the Company.

Technical Service

The information contained on this Website is intended to be general in nature. Techniques and data pertaining to specific uses for the Company's goods, services and new developments will be published periodically.

International Use of this Website

The Company makes no representations or claims that any information at this Website is appropriate or may be downloaded outside the United States of America. Access to this Website and to any information at this Website may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access this Website from outside the United States of America, you do so at your own risk of liability under the laws of the United States of America or of your jurisdiction.

Indemnification

You alone are responsible for your actions or the actions of any person using your user name and/or password. As such, you shall indemnify and hold the Company and its affiliates and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, affiliates, agents, legal representatives, licensors, business partners, successors and assigns harmless from and against any and all costs, damages, liabilities, and expenses (including attorneys' fees) incurred in relation to, arising from, or for the purpose of defending, any claim or demand from a third party based on: (a) your use of this Website (or use by any person using your user name and/or password); and/or (b) a breach of these Terms and Conditions by you (or any person using your user name and/or password).

Disputes

This Website is controlled and operated by the Company from its corporate headquarters in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Any disputes that may arise concerning this Website and the information contained herein shall be governed by Pennsylvania law (without regard to conflicts of law principles). All proceedings, which may arise out of, or in connection with, this Website shall be brought solely in the appropriate state or federal courts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In the event of any dispute, any rule of construction or interpretation otherwise requiring these Terms and Conditions to be construed or interpreted against any party by virtue of the authorship shall not apply to the construction and interpretation of these Terms and Conditions. Any ambiguities will be clarified in an equitable manner without regard to authorship and minor errors and misspellings will be corrected to give maximal effect to obvious intent. In the event of any disputes, the English language version of these Terms and Conditions will be exclusively applicable and authoritative.

Entire Agreement

These Terms and Conditions, along with the Privacy Statement, constitute the entire and only agreement between the Company and you and supersede any and all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties, and understandings concerning the subject matter of these Terms and Conditions and the Privacy Statement.