Disclaimer and Legal Rules

Disclaimer and Legal Rules

The STI Safety Forum is provided as a benefit for members of the Steel Tube Institute (STI). Any member of STI may utilize the STI Safety Forum by entering his/her name and password issued by STI. All posts will include the date of posting and the name of the person posting.

The STI Safety Forum may only be used for safety issues impacting STI members. No other communications are permitted.  This prohibition includes any advertising and promotional postings, as well as issues set forth below.

STI accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on the STI Safety Forum by members.  STI disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on the STI Safety Forum.  This disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall STI be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages, or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use or performance of any information posted on the STI Safety Forum.

While STI attempts to review downloaded documents posted to the STI Safety Forum, anything posted on the STI Safety Forum is done at your own discretion and risk and you are solely responsible for any damage to computer systems, loss of data or any other damage or loss that results from the posting of any such material.  You are also responsible for the accuracy of any material you post.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants STI and users of the STI Safety Forum the right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another’s business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: product prices, discounts, terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection or termination of customers or suppliers.

STI attempts to monitor the STI Safety Forum for inappropriate postings but does not independently undertake editorial control of postings.  In the event, however, that any inappropriate posting is brought to STI’s attention, STI will take all appropriate action.  STI has the sole right to remove any posting from the STI Safety Forum.

STI reserves the right to terminate access to any user of STI Safety Forum who does not abide by these STI Disclaimer and Legal Rules, the STI Safety Forum Rules and Etiquette requirements or other related STI policies.

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