Terms and Conditions of Use

YOUR USE OF OUR WEB SITE MEANS THAT YOU AGREE WITH THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE AND ANY OTHER LAW OR REGULATION THAT APPLIES TO THE SITE, THE INTERNET OR THE WORLDWIDE WEB. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THEM, DO NOT USE THIS WEB SITE.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS

SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association ("SPI"), owns this Web site and owns (or uses with permission) all the trademarks, wallpaper, icons, characters, artwork, images, photographs, graphics, music, text, software, and other copyrighted material and content on this site ("Content"). Except where noted SPI Members may copy and use any Content for their own use provided that such Content is not edited or modified without SPI's consent, that SPI is given proper credit, and that you do not remove any of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices. If you are not a member, you may download or print one copy to any single computer for your personal, non-commercial use only, but you must not remove or modify any of the copyright, trademark, and other proprietary notices. The names and logos of SPI and each of its business units are trademarks of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association Such trademarks may not be used without the written consent of SPI. The names of other organizations, companies and products mentioned on this site may be the trademarks of their respective owners, and their use does not constitute an endorsement by SPI of their products or services.

OTHER SITES

Links to other sites are provided solely as a convenience. SPI has not reviewed any or all of the sites linked to their Web site and is not responsible for the content of any off-site pages or any other site linked to its Web site.

USER-PROVIDED CONTENT

SPI may post advertising or promotional information provided by third parties at this site. This site may also include opportunities for visitors to participate in bulletin boards, blogs or other interactive features, as well as online directories, job banks where visitors can post job listings and resumes, and other features where third parties can post content. Without undertaking any obligation to do so, SPI reserves the right to remove any third party content in its sole discretion, but is not responsible for the accuracy, quality, suitability, currency or legality of any content provided by any third party.

DISCLAIMERS

The information on this Web site is offered in good faith and believed to be accurate and reliable when made, but is offered WITHOUT WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PURPOSE, OR ANY OTHER MATTER. IN NO EVENT SHALL SPI 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 WEB SITE. SPI assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Content of the Web site, whether provided by SPI or any third party. SPI does not approve, endorse, or recommend any proprietary products, processes or services of any manufacturer or company mentioned on this site, and shall not be liable for any damages resulting from the sale, use or application of such company's products, processes or services. Prospective purchasers of plastics, products, raw materials or equipment should consult with manufacturers for specific technical and application recommendations. The ability to make certain on-line purchases is provided for your convenience; however users are warned that the Internet is not a secure medium. Any information provided by you, including credit card and address information, may be subject to interception, and you provide such information at your own risk.

JURISDICTION

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. You agree that the District of Columbia is a proper forum for any claim arising out of this agreement or any purchase of any goods or services via this Web site. 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 local laws are applicable. Content from this site is here for the benefit of SPI's members and to promote the services of SPI within the United States (including U.S. territories and protectorates and is not meant for distribution outside of 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.

PRIVACY POLICY

As the trade association representing one of the largest industries in the world and sponsor of NPE and other events, SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, is committed to protecting your privacy while you visit our Web sites. To that end, we have developed the following principles to assure your privacy, as well as protect any information or data you supply to us. We will not sell, share, or rent any personal information you supply to us to others except as disclosed in this privacy policy or in connection with specific offers provided to you. We may share your personal information with carefully selected business or affinity partners who have entered into an agreement with SPI and whose products or services may be of interest to you. Please note that when you visit our site any data you provide will be transferred to the U.S. where our site is located. SPI collects personal data about our users to serve their needs, for example, to register visitors for e-mail updates and other features. The information requested depends on the feature offered. We may use the personal information that you provide to respond to your requests for information and to communicate with you about the status of your requests. For example, we offer those interested in NPE the personalized Show Planner—where users can customize and save exhibitors of interest—and the Update Me form—where users can sign up for NPE e-mail updates as well as submit contact information about colleagues whom they believe would be interested in NPE. We respect the information you provide to us and we treat it carefully. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still use much of the SPI and NPE Web sites; however, you will not be able to access areas that require log-in.

As a general matter, each time a visitor or user enters an SPI Web site, SPI's Web site hosting company's server collects basic technical information, including the visitor's domain name, e.g., aol.com; referral data, e.g., the last URL a user visited prior to entering SPI Web sites; and browser and platform type, e.g., Netscape browser or a Macintosh platform. SPI also tracks and aggregates visitor activity in an analysis of general traffic flow. This information may be aggregated into group data, which then may be shared on an aggregated basis with third parties but, unless otherwise provided for in this policy, SPI will not disclose individual identity or personal identifiable data without permission.

SPI may collect personal information, such as the user name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, credit card information, password, or login name, in connection with purchases you make via this site.  We also collect personal information from you when you submit an online entry form for the International Plastics Design Competition. Information will be shared with fulfillment and other agents to fulfill your request. All information provided to this site may be available to agents and service providers who help maintain SPI's Web sites. We use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to protect credit card data during transmission to the International Design Competition (www.plasticsdesign.org) websites. Otherwise, the transmission of information to and from us is not encrypted or secure.

Certain features available at the site, to the extent they are made available, such as an online job bank or membership directory, may require public posting of personal information. For example, the name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and other personal information of job applicants, and company names and contact information contained in SPI's membership directory, may be posted and made available to third parties on SPI's Web site. Your participation in these features constitutes your agreement to such sharing and posting.

SPI reserves the right to use or disclose any information as needed to safeguard its Web sites, its intellectual property, or the property or safety of others, to investigate violations of these terms and conditions, to cooperate in any legal investigation, or as permitted or required by law.

CHANGES

SPI reserves the right to change this page or anything else at the site at any time. All users are bound by these Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy and should check this page each time they visit.

Special Notice to California Residents

Under California's "Shine the Light" law (SB 27), codified at Section 1798.83 of the Civil Code, California residents have the right to receive, once a year, information about third parties with whom we have shared information about you for their marketing purposes during the previous calendar year, and a description of the categories of personal information shared. To make such a request, please send an e-mail including the phrase "California Privacy Request" in the subject line, and provide us with your name, address, and e-mail address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.


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