Terms of Use

Acceptance of Terms

S&C Electric Company(“S&C”) makes available for your use on this Web site (the “Site”) information, documents, software and products (collectively, the “Materials”) and various services operated by S&C (collectively, the “Services”), subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this document (the “Terms of Use”). By accessing or using this Site, which includes your access to or use of any of the Services, you agree to the Terms of Use. S&C reserves the right to change the Terms of Use from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of the Site will be subject to the most current version of the Terms of Use posted on the Site at the time of such use. In addition, when using particular Services or Materials on this Site, you shall be subject to any posted guidelines or rules applicable to such Services or Materials that may contain terms and conditions in addition to those in the Terms of Use. All such guidelines or rules are hereby incorporated by reference into the Terms of Use. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, your authorization to use this Site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any Materials downloaded or printed from the Site.

Copyright; Limited License

The Materials and Services on this Site are protected by copyright and/or other intellectual property laws and any unauthorized use of the Materials or Services at this Site may violate such laws. Except as expressly provided herein, S&C and its suppliers do not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secret information with respect to the Materials and Services.

Except as specifically permitted herein, no portion of the information or documents on this Site may be reproduced in any form or by any means without the prior written permission of S&C.

Use of Software.

The software and accompanying documentation that are made available to download or use directly from this Site are the copyrighted work of S&C and/or its suppliers. Use of the software is governed by the terms of the end user license agreement that accompanies or is included with such software. You will not be able to download, install, or use any software that is accompanied by or includes an end user license agreement unless you agree to the terms of such end user license agreement. If you do not agree to such terms, you will not be able to use the software. You may not decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to discover the source code of the software available on the Site.

Use of Site Information.

Except as otherwise indicated elsewhere on this Site, you may view, download and print the documents and information available on this Site subject to the following conditions:

  • The documents and information may be used solely for personal, informational, internal, non-commercial purposes.
  • The documents and information may not be modified or altered in any way.
  • The documents and information on the Site may not be distributed.
  • You may not remove any copyright or other proprietary notices contained in the documents and information.
  • S&C reserves the right to revoke the authorization to view, download and print the documents and information available on this Site at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon written notice from S&C.
  • The rights granted to you constitute a license and not a transfer of title.

The rights specified above to view, download and print the documents and information available on this Site are not applicable to the design or layout of this Site. Elements of this Site are protected by trade dress and other laws and may not be copied or imitated in whole or in part.

Use and Protection of Account Number and Password

You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account number and/or password, if applicable. You are responsible for all uses of your account, whether or not actually or expressly authorized by you.

Warranties and Disclaimers

Except as expressly provided otherwise in a written agreement between you and S&C, all materials and services on this site are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or the warranty of non-infringement. Without limiting the foregoing, S&C makes no warranty that (i) the services and materials will meet your requirements, (ii) the services and materials will be uninterrupted, timely, secure, or error-free, (iii) the results that may be obtained from the use of the services or materials will be effective, accurate or reliable, (iv) the quality of any products, services, or information purchased or obtained by you from the site will meet your expectations, and (v) any errors in the software obtained from the site will be corrected. Some states or jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties or limitations on how long an implied warranty may last, so the above limitations may not apply to you. To the extent permissible, any implied warranties are limited to ninety (90) days.

This site could include technical or other mistakes, inaccuracies or typographical errors. S&C may make changes to the materials and services at this site, including the prices and descriptions of any products listed herein, at any time without notice. The materials or services at this site may be out of date, and S&C makes no commitment to update such materials or services.

S&C assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the information, documents, software, materials and/or services which are referenced by or linked to this site. References to other corporations, their services and products, are provided “as is” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied.

In no event shall S&C or its suppliers be liable to you or any third party for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect or consequential damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether or not S&C has been advised of the possibility of such damages, and on any theory of liability, arising out of or in connection with the use of this site or of any web site referenced or linked to from this site. Some jurisdictions prohibit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the above limitations may not apply to you.

The use of the services or the downloading or other acquisition of any materials through the site is done at your own discretion and risk and with your agreement that you will be solely responsible for any damage to your computer system or loss of data that results from such activities. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained by you from S&C or through or from the site shall create any warranty not expressly stated in the terms of use.

This Site contains links to third-party Web sites that are not under the control of S&C. S&C makes no representations whatsoever about any other Web site to which you may have access through this Site. When you access a non-S&C Web site, you do so at your own risk and S&C is not responsible for the accuracy or reliability of any information, data, opinions, advice, or statements made on these sites or for the quality of any products or services available on such sites. S&C provides these links merely as a convenience and the inclusion of such links does not imply that S&C endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or uses of such Web sites.

This Site can be accessed from other countries around the world and may contain references to S&C products, services, and programs that have not been announced in your country. These references do not imply that S&C intends to announce such products, services or programs in your country.

Personal Information and Privacy

To learn about how S&C protects your personal information, such as your name and address, refer to the S&C Privacy Policy. Please note that any non-personal information or material sent to S&C will be generally be deemed to NOT be confidential.

Prohibited Communications

You may only submit to the Site, User Content that is (a) owned by you, (b) submitted with the express permission of the owner, or (c) in the public domain. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other materials that would violate any law or the rights of others, including without limitation, laws against copyright infringement. Violation of these restrictions may result in limitations on access by you to this Site.

Managing User Content and Communications

S&C reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to delete or remove your User Content from the Site and to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of this Site, at any time for any reason without prior notice or liability.

S&C may establish general practices and limits on the use of any Service, including, but not limited to, limits on retention time, file size, and storage space for User Content.

S&C shall have no liability or responsibility for the deletion or failure to store any information or materials in connection with any Service.

S&C may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review (i) any areas on the Site where users transmit or post User Content, including but not limited to areas where Services are available, or chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and (ii) the substance of any User Content.

To the maximum extent permitted by law, S&C will have no liability related to User Content arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise. S&C also disclaims all liability with respect to the misuse, loss, modification, or unavailability of any User Content.

User Forums

In addition to these Terms of Use, users of the S&C User To User Forums must agree to a separate legal agreement located within the Forums Registration area of the Site. Your access to the User to User Forums will be denied for violation of the prohibitions set forth in this Terms of Use under the Section entitled “Prohibited Communications"”.

Export Control Laws; Notice to U.S. Government Users

The export and re-export of S&C software products are controlled by the United States Export Administration Regulations and such software may not be exported or re-exported to Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria or any country to which the United States embargoes goods. In addition, S&C software may not be distributed to persons on the Table of Denial Orders, the Entity List, or the List of Specially Designated Nationals.

By downloading an S&C software product you are certifying that you are not a national of Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Sudan, or Syria or any country to which the United States embargoes goods and that you are not a person on the Table of Denial Orders, the Entity List, or the List of Specially Designated Nationals.

All S&C products and publications are commercial in nature. The software and documentation available on this Site are “Commercial Items,” 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 or 48 C.F.R. 227.7202, as applicable. Consistent with 48 C.F.R. 12.212 or 48 C.F.R. 227.7202-1 through 227.7202-4, as applicable, the Commercial Computer Software and Commercial Computer Software Documentation are licensed to U.S. Government end users (A) only as Commercial Items and (B) with only those rights as are granted to all other end users pursuant to the terms and conditions herein.

Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold S&C, and its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, agents, co-branders or other partners, and employees, harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of content you submit, post to or transmit through the Site (including, without limitation, any User Content), your use of the Site, your connection to the Site, your violation of the Terms of Use, or your violation of any rights of another person or entity.

Governing law and Jurisdiction

This Site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by S&C from its offices within the state of Illinois, United States of America. By accessing this Site, you and S&C agree that all matters relating to your access to, or use of, this Site shall be governed by the statutes and laws of the State of Illinois, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof. You and S&C also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the Circuit Court of Cook County and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois with respect to such matters. S&C makes no representation that Materials or Services available on this Site are appropriate or available for use in other locations, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this Site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Trademark Information

The trademarks, logos and service marks (“Marks”) displayed on this Site are the property of S&C or other third parties. You are not permitted to use the Marks without the prior written consent of S&C or such third party which may own the Marks. S&C and the S&C logo are trademarks of S&C Electric Company.

S&C Privacy Policy

By accessing or using the S&C Electric Company web site, you agree to the terms of the S&C Online Privacy Policy, as outlined below. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not access or use this site. S&C reserves the right to change the Online Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. Your use of this site will be subject to the most current version of the S&C Privacy Policy at the time of such use.

Collection of personal information

When you engage in certain activities on this site, such as registering products, downloading software, or entering contests, S&C may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting an online form. It is completely optional for you to engage in these activities. If you elect to engage in these activities, however, S&C may ask that you provide us personal information, such as your first and last name, mailing address (including zip code), e-mail address, employer, job title and department, telephone and facsimile numbers, and other personal identifying information. When ordering products or services on the site, you may be asked to provide a credit card number.

Depending upon the activity, some of the information that we ask you to provide is identified as mandatory and some as voluntary. If you do not provide the mandatory data with respect to a particular activity, you will not be able to engage in that activity.

When you submit personal information to S&C on this site, you understand and agree that this information may be transferred across national boundaries and may be stored and processed in any of the countries in which S&C and its affiliates and subsidiaries maintain offices, including without limitation, the United States. You also acknowledge that in certain countries or with respect to certain activities, the collection, transferring, storage and processing of your information may be undertaken by trusted suppliers of S&C.

How your personal information is used

S&C collects your information in order to record and support your participation in the activities you select. If you order a product that is to be electronically downloaded, for example, the information is used to register your license and rights, if any, to technical support, upgrade discounts, or other benefits that may be made available to registered users. If you enter a contest, information is collected to qualify the entry and contact you regarding the contest or prize awards. The information that you provide is also used as part of our effort to keep you informed about product upgrades, special offers, and other products and services of S&C and selected third parties.

S&C will not sell or distribute your personal information to other companies or organizations for marketing or other promotional purposes.

Protection of your personal information
The personal information that you provide resides on a secure server that only selected S&C personnel and contractors have access to via password. S&C encrypts your personal information and thereby prevents unauthorized parties from viewing such information when it is transmitted to S&C.

Use of cookies

When you visit S&C’s web site, sandc.com, you can surf the site anonymously and access important information without revealing your identity. In order to improve our site, we use “cookies” to track your visit. A cookie is small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a Web server and can only be read by the server that gave it to you. It functions as your identification card, recording your passwords, purchases, and preferences. It cannot be executed as code or deliver viruses.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether or not to accept it. (For some Web pages that require an authorization, cookies are not optional. Users choosing not to accept cookies will probably not be able to access those pages.)

While S&C uses cookies to track your visit to sandc.com, and our Web servers automatically log the IP/Internet address of your computer, this information does not identify you personally and you remain anonymous unless you have otherwise provided S&C with personal information.

Unsolicited E-Mail

S&C will only send e-mail to parties who give permission for S&C to do so. If you subscribe to any S&C e-newsletters, S&C provides the option to unsubscribe at any time.

Updating your personal information

You have the right to access and correct your personal information and privacy preferences at any time by writing or calling S&C at:

S&C Electric Company
Attn: E-Business Group
6601 North Ridge Boulevard
Chicago, Illinois 60626-3997
Telephone Number (773) 338-1000

Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. In your correspondence, please indicate with as much detail as possible the location on this site where you provided your personal information.

Privacy-related complaints

If you believe that S&C has not complied with this Privacy Policy with respect to your personal information, you may write the S&C Privacy Officer at the address indicated above.

In your letter, please describe in as much detail as possible the ways in which you believe that the S&C Privacy Policy has not been complied with. We will investigate your complaint promptly.

Please note that if you provide S&C with inconsistent privacy preferences, S&C cannot guarantee that your most recent privacy preference will be honored.

Also, please note that S&C is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of non-S&C Web sites to which sandc.com or any other S&C Web site may link.