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Intellectual property

Copyrights

You should assume that everything you see or read on this Site is protected by copyright unless otherwise stated and may only be used according to these Terms and Conditions. Images and text are either the property of, or used with permission by, The Smead Manufacturing Company, Inc. (Smead). The use of these images or text by you, or anyone else authorized by you, is prohibited unless specifically permitted by these Terms and Conditions. Any unauthorized use of the images or text may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, and communications regulations and statutes.

Trademarks

The trademarks, logos and service marks ("trademarks") displayed on this Web site are the property of Smead or other third parties. Users are not permitted to use these marks without the prior written consent of Smead or such third party that may own the mark. A partial list of trademarks is viewable here. Others not listed here, but used on this web site are trademarks (registered, applied for, or common law) of Smead.

On occasion, we refer to trademarks of others. We are not affiliated in any way with such trademark owners.

Links to Other Materials

Any linked sites contained herein are not under the control of Smead, it is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. Smead reserves the right to terminate any links or linking program at any time. Smead does not endorse companies or products to which it links and reserves the right to note as such on its web pages. If you decide to access any third party sites linked to this website, you do this entirety at your own risk.

Applicable Laws and Export Control

Smead controls and operates this website from its location in the United States. These terms of use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota. You expressly agree that the exclusive jurisdiction for any claim or action arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or your use of this website shall be filed only in the state or federal courts located in the State of Minnesota, and you further agree and submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any such claim or action. Those who choose to access this website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. You may not use or export any material within this website in violation of the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations or other requirements of the U.S. Government regulating the export of such information.

Cookies

Our website uses "cookies." Cookies are small text files that a website transfers to your computer's hard drive. We may use cookies to measure traffic patterns, personalize content, control security and to help us make our site more useful. The cookies we use supply non-personally identifiable information, but may identify your OS version, browser and Internet specifications. You have the choice to accept, reject or be notified when a site sets a cookie by configuring your browser preferences.

Privacy Policy, Data Collection and Retention

Smead will not collect any personal information about you (that is, your name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address) unless you provide it to us voluntarily through visible means of data entry or collection. If you do not want your personal information collected, please do not submit it to us. You may supply information by responding to online surveys and registration pages, subscribing to our newsletters, placing an order on-line, or sending an e-mail to Smead. Please be aware that by using this site and sending information to us electronically, you consent to trans-border and international transmission of any data that you may choose to supply us. Information transmissions to this site and e-mails sent to us may not be secure. Given the inherent operation and nature of the Internet, all Internet transmissions are done at your own risk. If you provide us your email address, you agree to allow us to correspond with you and send you information periodically. We may correlate the information you voluntarily provide us with additional information about you with commercial available data bases.

We log files which include the domain and host from which you access the internet, the IP address of your computer, the browser software and operating system, the date and time of access and your last linked to our site.

With respect to data you may download to this site, we may maintain data you have transmitted to us, but are not responsible for it. Please make a backup copy. We will not be responsible for lost or corrupt data.

We collect reviews for products from a vendor called BazaarVoice. You can view their privacy by CLICKING HERE.

Use of Information

The information Smead collects is used for the following purposes: 1) to improve the content of our website, 2) to notify customers about updates to our website, 3) to contact customers for marketing purposes and 4) to carry out the objectives of the site, such as order fulfillment based on the information you provide. Information collected through this site may be supplied to affiliates of SMEAD and other companies SMEAD has asked to perform work for us under contract. Though we make every effort to preserve user privacy, we may need to disclose personal information when required by law wherein we have a good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a current judicial proceeding, a court order or legal process served on our website.

If you have authorized us to contact you by email periodically (other than in response to a specific request or order), we will provide you with an unsubscribe option.

User Conduct

You shall not in any manner: (i) distribute, use or make copies of, or otherwise duplicate any materials contained on our website, except as expressly authorized under these Terms or authorized by Smead ; (ii) make our website, or any Materials contained on our website, available to any unauthorized third party; (ii) sell, loan, rent, lease, re-license, sublicense, transmit, distribute, re-distribute, or timeshare our website, or create any Internet "link" to the Website without prior express written authorization from Smead , or "frame" or "mirror" the materials or services contained on or accessible from our website on any other server or Internet-based device; (iii) cause or permit the reverse engineering, disassembly, decompilation of, or any other attempt to derive any software comprising or available through the Website, except to the extent permitted by law; or (iv) remove, alter, amend, or otherwise tamper with any titles, trademarks, copyright, restricted rights notices, or other proprietary rights legend, or any license agreement, included or provided with our website. In addition, without limitation, You agree not to use our website: (a) to harvest, collect, gather or assemble any Materials for other than internal, noncommercial use; (b) to harvest, collect, gather or assemble information or data regarding other users, including e-mail addresses, without their consent; (c) to transmit or post any material or information which is unlawful, harassing, libelous, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, threatening, harmful, abusive, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, vulgar, obscene or otherwise objectionable; (d) to transmit any material that may infringe the intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties, including any patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or right of publicity; (d) to transmit any material that contains software viruses or other harmful or deleterious computer code, files or programs such as trojan horses, worms, time bombs, "cancelbots" or the like; (e) to interfere with or disrupt servers or networks connected to our website, or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks; (f) to attempt to gain unauthorized access to our website, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to our website, through password mining or any other means; or (g) to harass or interfere with another user's use and enjoyment of our website.

Notification of Changes

Smead reserves the right to change the terms of this Privacy Policy from time to time by posting an updated Privacy Policy. You are encouraged to review the posted Policy periodically for any changes or updates.

Disclaimer

ALL MATERIALS, INFORMATION AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" FOR YOUR USE. SMEAD DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NONINFRINGEMENT. SMEAD DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE CONTENT OF THIS WEB SITE IS ACCURATE, RELIABLE OR CORRECT; THAT THIS WEB SITE WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ANY PARTICULAR TIME OR LOCATION; THAT ANY DEFECTS OR ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE CONTENT IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR RISK. BECAUSE SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT PERMIT THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, THESE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

Limitation of Liability

SMEAD AND ITS SUPPLIERS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES THAT RESULT FROM THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THIS SITE. THIS LIMITATION APPLIES WHETHER THE ALLEGED LIABILITY IS BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER BASIS, EVEN IF SMEAD HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE. IN JURISDICTIONS THAT DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LIABILITY SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. Smead recommends that you back up any data which you supply to us and assumes no liability for data supplied to us and omissions in that data.

If you do not accept these terms, you are not authorized to access and use this Website, and you are required to exit this website immediately.