Terms and Conditions & Privacy Policy

TERMS & CONDITIONS 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:

  • A legend or subject line “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed;
  • The URL of the site and a description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on that site;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • 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;
  • 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
  • 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 or e-mail.  If by mail to:  DMCA Agent, Styrene Information and Research Center, 910 17th St. NW, 5th Fl. 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 September 2011

© 2011 Styrene Information and Research Center

910 17th St. NW, 5th Fl. Washington, DC 20006. Phone: 202-787-5996 E-mail: sirc@styrene.org

 

PRIVACY POLICY

THE STYRENE INFORMATION AND RESEARCH CENTER, INC. (“SIRC”) PROVIDES THIS PRIVACY POLICY TO INFORM YOU ABOUT THE INFORMATION SIRC COLLECTS AT THIS WEBSITE, WHY WE COLLECT SUCH INFORMATION, AND HOW WE WILL HANDLE SUCH INFORMATION. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE SIGNIFIES YOUR ASSENT TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY, PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS SITE. YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS ALSO SUBJECT TO OUR WEBSITE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

Please note that when you visit our site any information you provide will be transferred to the United States, where our site is located. By using this site you consent to the collection, processing, transfer and storage of such data in and to the United States.

INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

As a general matter, each time a visitor comes to this website, the hosting company’s server collects basic technical information, including the visitor’s domain name, referral data, and browser and platform type. SIRC 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, SIRC will not disclose individual identity or personal identifiable information without permission.

PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED

Visitors can access this site without providing any personal information. SIRC may collect personal information voluntarily provided by you, such as your user name, mailing address, e-mail address, phone number, or other information, in connection with your use of the site.

HOW WE USE INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Personal information shared with SIRC will be used for the purpose for which it was provided or for SIRC’s internal purposes, including registering visitors for e-mail updates, newsletters and other features, and response to e-mails, comments, requests or complaints.

INFORMATION WE SHARE WITH THIRD PARTIES

Information collected at this site may be shared with carefully selected fulfillment or service providers and other agents to fulfill your requests, provide you with personalized information and updates, and maintain and improve our site and our offerings.

SIRC will not otherwise disclose your personal information without your consent except (i) to safeguard its websites, intellectual property, users, or the rights of third parties, (ii) to investigate violations of our Terms and Conditions, (iii) as required by law or in response to a court order or legal request, or (iv) in connection with a merger, acquisition or transfer of assets of SIRC.

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 our 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 email to Matt Howe including the phrase “California Privacy Request” in the subject line, and provide your name, address and e-mail address. We will respond to you within thirty days of receiving such a request.

SECURITY

SIRC uses reasonable efforts to ensure that personal information received is secure from unauthorized access and use. Users are warned, however, that the Internet is not a secure medium, and any information that you provide may be subject to interception, and that you provide such information at your own risk. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still use much of this website; however, you will not be able to access areas that require a log-in.

COOKIES

Some of the pages on this site utilize “cookies” so that we can better serve you when you return to the site. Cookies are identifiers that a website places on your computer’s hard drive in order to facilitate the interaction between your computer and the website. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

SIRC reserves the right, in its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove portions of this policy at any time. Any changes to this policy will take effect upon posting, provided that the use of any information previously collected by SIRC will continue to be governed by the policy in effect when the information was collected. Please check back periodically for any changes we may make, as your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept these changes.

CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, you may contact the Styrene Information and Research Center by email at sirc@styrene.org, by phone at 202.787.5996 or by mail at 910 17th Street NW, 5th Floor, Washington, DC 20006.

Effective Date: 1 September 2011