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1. You Agree to These Terms by Using this Site
FlatGround.Com is owned and operated by Bohler-Uddeholm Corp. ("Bohler-Uddeholm"). Your access to, and use of, the Site is subject to the following Terms of Use and all applicable laws and regulations. By accessing and using the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use, and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and Bohler-Uddeholm are superseded with respect to this subject matter. If you do not agree and accept, without limitation or qualification, these Terms of Use, please exit the Site.
2. Ownership of Content
The Site and all of its contents including, but not limited to, all files, text and images ("Content") are owned and copyrighted by Bohler-Uddeholm or others with all rights reserved unless otherwise noted. Any Content that is a trademark, logo, or service mark is also a registered and unregistered trademark of Bohler-Uddeholm or others. Your use of any Content, except as provided in these Terms of Use, without the written permission of the Content owner is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that Bohler-Uddeholm will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.
3. Your Use of the Site
Bohler-Uddeholm grants you permission to use the Site as follows:
� You may download Content, but only for noncommercial, personal use and provided that you also retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the Content;
� you may not distribute, modify, copy (except as set forth above), transmit, display, reuse, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, sell or otherwise use Content without Bohler-Uddeholm's written permission;
� you are prohibited from using the Site to post or transmit any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law - Bohler-Uddeholm will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or any court order requesting or directing Bohler-Uddeholm to disclose the identity of anyone posting or transmitting any such information or materials; and
� you are prohibited from using the Site to advertise or perform any commercial solicitation.
4. Privacy
Any personal data (for example, your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address) you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise will be used by Bohler-Uddeholm in accordance with the Site's Privacy Policy. Any other communication or material you transmit to the Site, such as questions, comments, suggestions or the like, will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary and become the property of Bohler-Uddeholm.
5. Disclaimer of Warranties
ALL CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND IS PROVIDED TO YOU "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS SITE IS BASED ON OUR PRESENT STATE OF KNOWLEDGE AND IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE GENERAL NOTES ON OUR PRODUCTS AND THEIR USES. IT SHOULD NOT THEREFORE BE CONSTRUED AS A WARRANTY OF SPECIFIC PROPERTIES OF THE PRODUCTS DESCRIBED OR A WARRANTY FOR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Without limiting the foregoing, Bohler-Uddeholm neither warrants nor represents that your use of any Content will not infringe the rights of any third parties nor that the Content will be accurate, complete or up-to-date. Additionally, with reference to any discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like that may be on the Site, Bohler-Uddeholm assumes no responsibility or liability arising from any infringing, threatening, false, misleading, abusive, harassing, libelous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic, or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law, contained in any such locations on the Site.
6. Exclusion of Liability
YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. NEITHER BOHLER-UDDEHOLM, NOR ANY OF ITS SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS, NOR ANY OF ITS AGENTS OR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SITE, ARE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR OTHER DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF THIS SITE OR CONTENT WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of certain damages, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you.
7. Links to Third Party Sites
The Site may contain links to sites owned or operated by parties other than Bohler-Uddeholm. Such links are provided for your convenience only. Bohler-Uddeholm does not control, and is not responsible for, the content or privacy policies on, or the security of, such sites. Without limiting the foregoing, Bohler-Uddeholm specifically disclaims any responsibility if such sites:
� infringe any third party's intellectual property rights;� are inaccurate, incomplete or misleading;
� are not merchantable or fit for a particular purpose;
� do not provide adequate security;
� contain viruses or other items of a destructive nature; or
� are libelous or defamatory.
Neither does Bohler-Uddeholm endorse the content, or any products or services available, on such sites. If you establish a link to such sites or the Site, you do so at your own risk and without the permission of Bohler-Uddeholm.
8. Export Control
Software and other materials from this Site may be subject to United States Export Control. The United States Export Control laws prohibit the export of certain technical data and software to certain territories. No software from this Site may be downloaded or exported:
� into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Iraq, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders.
Bohler-Uddeholm does not authorize the downloading or exportation of any software or technical data from this Site to any jurisdiction prohibited by the United States Export Laws.
9. Revisions to the Terms
Bohler-Uddeholm may at any time, and without notice, revise these Terms of Use by updating this posting. You are bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Use.
10. Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms of Use and your use of the Site are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois, USA, without regard to its choice of law provisions. The courts of general jurisdiction located within the state of Illinois, USA, will have exclusive jurisdiction over any and all disputes arising out of, relating to or concerning these Terms of Use and/or the Site or in which these Terms of Use and/or the Site are a material fact.

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