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Terms of Use

Welcome to the Armstrong Steel ("Armstrong") Web site (the "Site"). Please review these Terms of Use. By accessing or using the Site, you agree to follow and to be legally bound by these Terms of Use.

1. OWNERSHIP AND USE OF SITE MATERIALS

The Site contains information, data, logos, graphics, images, photographs, and other elements and materials (collectively, "Materials") that are owned by and are the copyrighted works of Armstrong or its third-party providers. Armstrong, a division of Atlantic Building Systems, also owns a copyright in the selection and arrangement of the Materials. Except as stated herein, you may not use, copy, reproduce, modify, create derivative content or words from, distribute, republish, download, display, post, or transmit in any form or by any means, including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or other means, any Materials without the prior written permission of Armstrong. Any unauthorized use of any Materials contained on this Site may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, publicity, or communications laws and regulations.

Armstrong hereby grants you permission to copy, print, and download Materials on this Site on an occasional and irregular basis, provided that: (1) all the copyright and other proprietary notices appear in the Materials; (2) the use of such Materials is solely for personal, noncommercial and informational use and will not be copied or posted on any networked computer, broadcast in any media, or used for commercial gain; and (3) the Materials are not modified in any way.

2. TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, logos, and service marks ("Marks") displayed on this Site are the property of Armstrong. Other product names, company names, marks, logos, and symbols may be the trademarks of its third-party providers or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of Armstrong or such third party that may own the Marks.

3. ONLINE CONDUCT

As a condition of your use of the Site, you will not use the Site for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Site in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any Armstrong server, or the network(s) connected to any Armstrong server, or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Site. You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to services, materials, other accounts, computer systems, or networks connected to any Armstrong server or to the Site, through hacking, password mining, or any other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available through the Site. You agree that Armstrong would be irreparably harmed by the use, by you or others, of the Site or facilities in connection with the transmission of spam newsgroup postings or unsolicited e-mail in violation of these Terms of Use, and that Armstrong is entitled to obtain injunctive relief against any such transmission (in addition to all other remedies available at law or in equity). Armstrong reserves the right to block, filter, or delete unsolicited e-mail. You may not use the Site to collect personal information about users or transmit through or post on the Site any unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, profane, hateful, or any racially, ethnically, or otherwise objectionable material of any kind, including any material that encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate applicable laws.

4. LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY SITES

This Site contains links to Web sites controlled by parties other than Armstrong. Armstrong does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for the contents or use of these third-party sites. Armstrong is providing these links to you only as a convenience.

5. TERMINATION OF ACCESS

Armstrong may cease operating the Site or terminate your access to all or part of the Site, without notice, at any time, for any reason.

6. DISCLAIMERS RESPECTING SITE

THE SITE AND MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS," AND THE USE OF THE SITE AND MATERIALS IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. ARMSTRONG MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE SITE, THE OPERATION OF THE SITE, THE MATERIALS, OR THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF THE SITE OR THAT USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. ARMSTRONG HEREBY DISCLAIMS, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL EXPRESS OR IMPLIED REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES, AND GUARANTIES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NONINFRINGEMENT.

ARMSTRONG DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT ANY PRICING, PRODUCT, OR OTHER INFORMATION ACCESSIBLE ON OR THROUGH THIS INTERNET SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR CURRENT, AND ALL INFORMATION, INCLUDING PRICES AND AVAILABILITY, IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE TO USER AND WITHOUT UPDATING THE INFORMATION ON THE SITE.

THE SITE AND MATERIALS ARE DISTRIBUTED INTERNATIONALLY AND MAY CONTAIN REFERENCES OR CROSS-REFERENCES TO ARMSTRONG® PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ANNOUNCED OR ARE NOT AVAILABLE IN YOUR COUNTRY. SUCH REFERENCES DO NOT IMPLY THAT ARMSTRONG INTENDS TO ANNOUNCE SUCH PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS, OR SERVICES IN YOUR COUNTRY. CONSULT YOUR LOCAL ARMSTRONG BUILDER® FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE PRODUCTS, PROGRAMS, AND SERVICES WHICH MAY BE AVAILABLE TO YOU.

7. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY RESPECTING SITE

NEITHER ARMSTRONG NOR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR E-MAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, OR DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION. THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THAT APPLIES TO ALL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOSS OR INACCURACY OF DATA, OR LOSS OF REVENUE).

8. INDEMNIFICATION BY SITE USER

You agree to hold Armstrong and its affiliates harmless from and indemnify them against any claims by you or third parties based on or related to your online actions or your use of the Site or the Materials and all damages, costs, and expenses relating thereto.

9. PRIVACY POLICY

Armstrong respects your desire for privacy. For information on how Armstrong protects your personal information, please refer to our Privacy Policy. By using this Site, you are consenting to the processing of your data by Armstrong and its affiliates and consenting to the terms of our Privacy Policy.

10. CHANGES TO SITE OR TERMS OF USE

Armstrong may make improvements or changes to the Site or to the products, services, programs, and prices described on this Site at any time without notice. Armstrong may revise these Terms of Use at any time, without prior notice, by posting the revision or the revised Terms of Use on the Site; any revision is effective upon your accessing this Site.

11. LOCAL LAWS; EXPORT CONTROL

Armstrong makes no representation that the Site or the Materials are appropriate or available for use outside the USA. If you use this Site from locations outside the USA, you are responsible for compliance with USA and foreign export and import laws and regulations and all applicable local laws. All marketing or promotional materials found on this Site are directed solely to individuals and entities located in the USA.

12. SUBMISSIONS

Armstrong welcomes your comments and feedback regarding our Site, our products, and our services. We do not, however, accept confidential or proprietary information. Accordingly, all comments, questions, feedback, information, or other materials you submit to Armstrong through or in connection with this Site ("Submissions") shall be considered nonconfidential and Armstrong’s property. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. Armstrong shall be free to use and/or disseminate such Submissions on an unrestricted basis for any purpose. You acknowledge that you, not Armstrong, have full responsibility for the Submissions, including their accuracy, legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

13. RIGHTS & REMEDIES OF ARMSTRONG

You agree that Armstrong shall have all rights and remedies provided under these Terms of Use and under applicable law.

14. GOVERNING LAW; CHOICE OF FORUM

These Terms of Use, the use of the Site and all orders and purchases from Armstrong and other transactions conducted through the Site or with Armstrong will be governed by and construed and enforced under the laws of the State of Colorado (including any conflict of laws rules). The exclusive jurisdiction and venue for any legal proceedings relating to these Terms of Use or to the Site or transactions or activity conducted on or relating to the Site will be the appropriate state or federal courts in Colorado; you consent to such jurisdiction and waive all objections to such courts based on jurisdiction, venue, and inconvenience of the forum.

15. GENERAL

These Terms of Use represent the entire understanding relating to the use of the Site and prevail over any prior or contemporaneous, conflicting or additional, communications regarding the use of the Site. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Terms of Use, or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to effect the intent of the parties as reflected by that provision, and the remainder of the Terms of Use shall continue in full force and effect. Any failure by Armstrong to enforce or exercise any provision of the Terms of Use or related right shall not constitute a waiver of that right or provision. The section titles used in the Terms of Use are purely for convenience and carry with them no legal or contractual effect.

16. LEGAL CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about these Terms of Use, please contact Armstrong at the following address:

Attn: Legal Department
Armstrong Steel Corp
5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd #300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Trademarks

Trademark and Service Mark Usage Guidelines

Introduction

Our trademarks and service marks identify our products so that consumers know they are buying Armstrong’s high-quality products and services. Armstrong Steel ("Armstrong") has gained valuable rights by the proper and continuous usage of its trademarks and service marks to identify its goods and services. If such marks are used improperly, their value can become diluted or generic. Properly using our trademarks by following these trademark usage guidelines protects and preserves the value of our marks and the Armstrong brand.

What is a Trademark and Service Mark?

Trademarks and service marks are words, names, symbols, devices, designs, phrases, sounds, or colors adopted and used by Armstrong to identify its goods and services and to distinguish them from other goods and services. The primary function of a trademark is to indicate the source of goods. It also implies a consistency of quality since it assures the customer that all goods bearing that trademark are of the same quality. Trademarks are usually noted with either a ™ or a ® symbol. Service marks are usually noted with a SM or a ® symbol. In the United States, a trademark that is noted by a ™ or a service mark that is noted by a SM has not been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and a trademark or service mark noted with an ® has been registered with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Trademarks, however, may also be registered internationally, and each country has different laws regarding the proper notation of trademarks.

Referential Trademark and Service Mark Usage

You may use an Armstrong trademark, service mark, or product name to refer specifically to such Armstrong product or service in marketing and promotional materials, books, conferences, applications, demonstrations, etc. You are permitted to use a Armstrong trademark referentially provided that:

* You adhere to these Armstrong Trademark and Service Mark Usage guidelines.
* You do not disparage Armstrong or Armstrong products and services.
* You display your name and logo more prominently than any Armstrong trademark.
* You include a disclaimer that Armstrong does not sponsor, affiliate, or endorse your product and/or services.


General Trademark and Service Mark Usage Guidelines

1. Always spell the trademark correctly. Avoid any variations.

2. Use appropriate markings. Always capitalize the product name and designate the trademark with the appropriate ™ or ® symbol. Also, the first usage or most prominent usage of an Armstrong product name must be used in conjunction with the Armstrong® trademark and in the same type size, font, color and line.

3. Always use Armstrong trademarks as adjectives that describe the generic product. Trademarks are proper adjectives describing a specific thing; therefore, they should be used in conjunction with the noun (generic name) they modify (e.g., Armstrong Builder® dealer).

4. Do not use any Armstrong trademark as your trademark, service mark, trade name, domain name, product name, or logo. Armstrong trademarks identify the goods and services of Armstrong Steel Corp. No third-party may use any Armstrong trademark as their trademark, service mark, trade name, domain name, product name, or logo. You must have your own distinct trademark, service mark, trade name, domain name, product name, or logo that does not include any Armstrong trademarks. You may, however, referentially use the Armstrong trademark in connection with your product. Also, you may not use a variation, combination, or abbreviation of a Armstrong trademark.

5. Attribute ownership of Armstrong trademarks to Armstrong. When you refer to a Armstrong trademark, please include the following notice of trademark attribution where appropriate, such as on your product, printed materials, and online. Example of correct usage: "Armstrong and Armstrong Builder are trademarks or registered trademarks of Atlantic Building Systems in the United States and/or other countries."

6. Avoid using words like "original" or "genuine" in association with the trademark. This implies there may be products of others bearing the same trademark.

Specific Trademark and Service Mark Usage Guidelines

1. Logos. You may not use any Armstrong logos (including buttons and graphic symbols) without a trademark license from Armstrong. All usage of trademark logos shall be pursuant to these guidelines and any other guidelines associated with that logo. Please refer to Armstrong’s Logos and Usage Policy.

2. Merchandise items. You may not manufacture, sell, or give away merchandise items, such as T-shirts and mugs, bearing Armstrong trademarks or logos, except pursuant to an express written trademark license from Armstrong.

3. Slogans and taglines. You may not use or imitate a Armstrong slogan or tagline.