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1. Copyrights, Confidentiality and Other Intellectual Property
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The contents of this website, including but not limited to text, graphics, and icons, are copyrighted materials owned and controlled by Dow and its licensors. You may download one copy of the copyrighted materials on any single computer and print a copy of the copyrighted materials solely for your use in learning about, evaluating, or acquiring Dow's services or products. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the copyrighted materials.
You agree to hold any Confidential Information (as defined below) you obtain as a result of using this site in confidence and, unless required by law, not to make the Confidential Information available to any third party or to use the Confidential Information for any purpose other than the business activities for which you were given access to the Confidential Information. You agree to take all reasonable steps to ensure that Confidential Information is not disclosed or distributed by your employees or agents in violation of these terms. For purposes of these terms, "Confidential Information" means any and all proprietary information labeled as "confidential" or which a reasonable person would know constitutes proprietary information, including but not limited to, business plans, financial reports, customer lists and other customer information, descriptions of manufacturing processes, and product development and marketing plans. You agree that aspects of this site, including the specific design and structure of individual programs, constitute trade secrets and/or copyrighted material of Dow and its licensors. You shall not disclose, provide, or otherwise make available such trade secrets or copyrighted material in any form to any third party without the prior written consent of Dow and its licensors. You shall implement reasonable security measures to protect such trade secrets and copyrighted material. Title to this site and all its content shall remain solely with Dow and its licensors.
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3. Links To and Use of This Website
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5. Appropriate Use
You agree to abide by the laws of your jurisdiction and any jurisdiction with which you communicate. All users will not post content which is unsuitable or of a non-business nature including, but not limited to, profane, obscene, threatening, defamatory or demeaning statements. You are solely responsible for backing-up all data that you input onto the site.
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8. Use and Confidentiality of Communications
If you send a message to this website, such as (but not limited to) an e-mail to the Webmaster, you hereby grant to Dow the right to read and use the communications as Dow deems appropriate in its sole judgment. You are hereby advised that no facilities are provided by this website for sending or receiving confidential communications.
By using this site, you acknowledge that Dow will reserve the right to monitor all activity and take reasonable action to protect this website from unauthorized use.
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By using this website, you agree that Dow will have right to use and disclose any information that you submit to us across Dow-owned business entities, as appropriate, without compensation or acknowledgment of its source. Dow shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques, directly or indirectly or otherwise based on information that you provide to Dow through our website, including, but not limited to developing, manufacturing, and marketing products or services. Dow may acquire businesses or assets in the future to which customer's personal information may be transferred in the course of such transactions. Dow may transmit the information to another country for purposes such as for storage, or because of where our servers are located. Dow will release customer's Personal Information if required to do so by law or by search warrant, subpoena or court order.
10. U.S. Government
This site (including software and documentation) is a "commercial item" as that term is defined at 48 C.F.R. 2.101, consisting of "commercial computer software" and "commercial computer software documentation" as such terms are used in 48 C.F.R. 12.212. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 and 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, all U.S. Government end users acquire or use this site with only those rights set forth therein.
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