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You Know Styrene: Terms and Condition of Use

THIS WEBSITE IS OWNED BY THE STYRENE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH CENTER, INC. (“SIRC”). BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND ALL POLICIES AND GUIDELINES WE POST REGARDING USE, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED HEREIN BY REFERENCE. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM, DO NOT USE THIS WEBSITE.

Your use of this website is also subject to our Privacy Policy.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP

Except as otherwise indicated, SIRC owns this website and owns (or uses with permission) all registered and unregistered trademarks, logos, wallpaper, icons, characters, artwork, images, audio clips, graphics, music, sound, information, text, data, comments, posting, submissions, pictures, videos, and other material and content on this site, and the arrangement and selection of such material and content (collectively the “Content”). Your unauthorized use of the Content may violate copyright, trademark, patent, privacy, and other U.S. and/or international laws, and may infringe upon the rights of SIRC, as well as third parties not owned by or affiliated with SIRC. You are granted a limited, individual license to access and use the site, to download material from this website for your own personal use and to make one machine-readable copy and/or one print copy that is limited to occasional articles of personal interest only. This individual license cannot be sublicensed or extended to others. You may not alter, archive, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, display, distribute, sell, license, prepare derivative works based upon, or otherwise use or exploit the website’s Content. You must not remove or modify any of the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. You may not use bots, data mining technology, or any other technique intended to extract data or information from this site. Any attempt to interfere with this site or impede the lawful enjoyment of the Content by anyone may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.

THIRD PARTY CONTENT

This website may contain Content owned by third parties, including but not limited to SIRC’s promotional and business partners, licensors, licensees, sponsors and advertisers. The use of the names or trademarks of such third parties and any references to their products or services on this website does not constitute an endorsement by SIRC of such parties or their products or services. SIRC does not endorse or warrant the accuracy or reliability of, or assume any liability in connection with, any information or content on this website provided by third parties, or any of their products or services.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

This website may contain links to or from third-party sites, including — without limitation — sites operated by promotional and business partners, licensors, licensees, sponsors and advertisers, or links contained within user-generated content. SIRC has not reviewed the sites linked to this website and is not responsible for the content of any such sites linked to this website. Your use of any linked site is subject to the terms and conditions of use and privacy policy imposed by the operator of the linked site, so you should review them carefully. SIRC disclaims all liability in connection with your use of linked sites.

COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

If you believe that any material on this site infringes upon your copyright rights, you can notify us of the alleged infringement in accordance with the U.S. Digital Millenium Copyright Act (“DMCA”). Please include all of the following information:

  1. A legend or subject line “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;
  2. A description of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed;
  3. The URL of the site and a description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on that site;
  4. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the alleged infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and
  7. Your electronic or physical signature.

SIRC reserves the right to respond to DMCA notices that do not comply with any of these requirements in its discretion.

You may send DMCA notices by mail, e-mail, or facsimile:

If by mail to:

DMCA Agent, Styrene Information and Research Center, 1750 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20006.

If by e-Mail to: sirc@styrene.org

VIOLATIONS

Any violation of these Terms and Conditions or of our policies and guidelines regarding use may result in termination of your account or limits on your ability to access this site, in SIRC’s sole discretion. SIRC reserves the right to use or disclose any information you provide to any third party to investigate or take action in response to violations or suspected violations of these Terms and Conditions.

DISCLAIMER AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THIS SITE, THE CONTENT AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY OTHER MATTER. SIRC DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT IN THE SITE OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE OR ERROR-FREE, THAT INFORMATION WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVERS, HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THIS SITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, MALWARE OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. IN NO EVENT SHALL SIRC, ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS WEBSITE. SIRC assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of the website, whether provided by SIRC or any third party. Prospective purchasers of plastics, products, raw materials or equipment should consult with manufacturers for specific technical and application recommendations.

JURISDICTION

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that the Commonwealth of Virginia is a proper forum for any claim arising out of this agreement or any purchase of any goods or services via this website. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent applicable. Content is provided on this site for the benefit of SIRC’s members and other industry participants, and to promote the services of SIRC within the United States. By downloading or using Content or features of this site, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country where use of this site is prohibited.

INDEMNITY

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SIRC and its officers, employees, agents, business partners, licensors, and licensees from any damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) on account of any claim, suit, action, demand, or proceeding made or brought against any such party arising out of or related to your use of this website and any violations by you of these Terms and Conditions.

CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SIRC reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove any of these Terms and Conditions and any other Content at the site at any time. Please check this page each time you visit for changes and modifications to these terms. Continued use of this site constitutes acceptance by you of any such changes.

SEVERABILITY

If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, then that provision will be deemed severable from the remainder of these Terms and Conditions and will not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these Terms and Conditions.

Effective Date: 1 Sep 2011

© 2011 Styrene Information and Research Center

1750 K St. NW, Suite 700 Washington, DC 20006 Phone: 202-787-5996 E-mail: sirc@styrene.org