Terms of Use - Legal 

Welcome to a Community Website, or Website, published by ASM International, or ASM. By using this Website, you, the User, agree to accept the following Terms and Conditions of Use. Please read all of the Terms and Conditions carefully.

Welcome to a Community Website ("Website") published by ASM International ("ASM"). By using this Website, you ("USER") agree to accept the following Terms and Conditions of Use. Please read all the Terms and Conditions carefully.  

DISCLAIMER

This Website is designed to provide information regarding materials, processing, and related technologies and activities of ASM International, its affiliate societies, and the members thereof. The Website includes a rich collection of resources provided by ASM, including various communications tools, forums, and search services. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, any new features that augment or enhance the current Website shall be subject to these Terms of Use. You understand and agree that the Website is provided "as-is" and that ASM assumes no responsibility for the timeliness, deletion, mis-delivery or failure to store any user communications or personalization settings.

This Website does not provide advice or render professional services. The technical information supplied herein is based on data believed to be reliable but does not constitute a warranty. It is updated periodically, but ASM does not guarantee that it contains all available information. This Website provides links to available literature, materials producer data, reference sources, governmental websites, and other resources. ASM provides these links as a convenience to the User. ASM does not endorse or guarantee the content contained at any of those links. The conclusions and opinions contained in the literature are those of their authors and not those of ASM. All Users must evaluate the information provided and determine its relevancy as to the User's product(s). All Users must independently verify the properties of the materials used in its products. The Publishers are not responsible for the use or misuse of the information contained herein. The specific commercial products listed or described in the database are presented as examples only and are not in any way endorsed or recommended by the Publishers.

ASM MAKES NO AND DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARISING BY OPERATION OF LAW OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY ARISING FROM COURSE OF DEALING OR COURSE OF PERFORMANCE. FURTHER, ASM EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES (A) AGAINST THIRD PARTY INTELLECTUAL OR PROPRIETARY RIGHTS; (B) RELATED TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION OR CONTENT; AND (C) RELATED TO THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF ASM OR OTHERS INCLUDING THE AUTHORS OF ANY ARTICLES OR INFORMATION INCLUDED HEREIN.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL ASM BE LIABLE, IN TORT, CONTRACT, OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO CLAIMS FOR LOSS OF PROFIT, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF VALUE, LOSS OF CAPITAL, DAMAGE TO OTHER PROPERTY, DAMAGES FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH. ASM SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY INJURIES OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE, OR PERFORMANCE RESULTS OF ANY PRODUCT.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

The trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos shown on this Website are the exclusive property of ASM and are protected from reproduction, copying, imitation, or confusing or misleading uses under the United States and international trademark laws.

The Content of this Website, unless the source is otherwise noted, is copyrighted by ASM International. Unless expressly stated, the Content is protected from copying, reproduction, editing, modification, distribution, publication, or transmittal under the United States and international copyright laws.

Unauthorized use of this intellectual property is strictly prohibited.

The User may view, print, or download the information for personal use only.

USE OF MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

ASM International selectively permits the use of its purchaser list by advertisers of products which the Society deems to be of high interest to our purchasers. If you do not wish to receive these mailings, please contact the ASM Member Service Center at MemberServiceCenter@asminternational.org for removal.

PROHIBITIONS OF USE

The User shall NOT use the Service to:

  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that is unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;

  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that the User does not have a right to make available under any law;

  • Upload, post, email, transmit or otherwise make available any Content that infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other proprietary rights of any party;

  • Intentionally or unintentionally violate any applicable local, state, national or international law,

  • Collect or store personal data about other users.


GOVERNING LAW

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio without reference to any choice of law provision under Ohio law. The User agrees that any actions at law or equity arising out of these Terms and Conditions or the use of this Website shall be filed only in the federal or state courts located in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, and the User agrees to submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purposes of any such action.