Terms of Use

Last Revised: July 6, 2012

Sloan Valve Company ("Sloan") welcome you to the website, www.sloan.com (the "Site"). Use of the Site is subject to the following Terms of Use ("Terms"), together with the Privacy Policy.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE

By accessing and using the Site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood and agree to be bound by these Terms, including the Privacy Policy, which form an agreement that is effective as if you had signed it. If at any time you do not agree to these Terms, please do not access or use the Site or any of its content.

YOUR ACCESS TO, USE OF AND BROWSING OF THE SITE AND ITS CONTENT IS SUBJECT TO ALL TERMS CONTAINED IN THESE TERMS OF USE AND SLOAN'S PRIVACY POLICY AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND REGULATIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR PERMISSION TO ACCESS OR USE THE SITE IS AUTOMATICALLY AND IMMEDIATELY REVOKED.

These Terms may be revised or updated from time to time. Accordingly, you should check the Terms regularly for updates. You can determine when the Terms were last revised by referring to the "Last Revised" legend at the top of this page. Each time you access, use or browse the Site, you signify your acceptance of the then-current Terms. Any material changes in these Terms take effect upon posting and apply only to use of the Site and information collected from you on and after Last Revised date, unless we provide notice or have other communications with you.

Sloan may make changes to the Site, content, products, services or features of the Site at any time. You understand and agree that Sloan may discontinue or restrict your use of the Site at any time for any reason or no reason with or without notice.

2. PERMITTED USERS OF THE SITE

In consideration of your use of the Site, you represent that you are at least 18 years of age or of an age to form a legally binding contract and you are not prohibited from receiving services under the laws of the United States or any other applicable jurisdiction.

3. PRIVACY POLICY

Please review the Privacy Policy for the Site, which is incorporated in these Terms. If you do not agree with the Privacy Policy, you are not authorized to use the Site.

4. PERMITTED USES

Any content available through the Site, including without limitation text, graphics, audio, animation, videos, logos, icons, images, media, data, charts, maps, software and other information and materials (the "Content") is the sole and exclusive property of Sloan, its licensors, or other content providers.

The Content is made available for your personal, noncommercial use. You agree to abide by any posted limitations relating to use, reproduction or dissemination of any Content. Any use of the Site or Content in any way not expressly permitted by these Terms is prohibited, and may be actionable under United States or international law.

Special terms may apply to some products, services or features offered on the Site, or to any sweepstakes, contests, surveys or promotions that may be offered on the Site or offline (collectively, the "Activities"). Such special terms or rules (which may include official rules and expiration dates) may be posted in connection with the applicable Activity. By participating in any Activity you will become subject to those terms or rules. We urge you to read the applicable terms or rules which are linked from the particular Activity, and to review our Privacy Policy which, as part of these Terms, governs any information you submit in connection with such Activities. Any special terms or rules are in addition to these Terms and, in the event of a conflict, any such terms or rules shall prevail over these Terms.

5. PROPRIETARY RIGHTS

You acknowledge and agree that, as between Sloan and you, all right, title, and interest in and to the Site and the Content, including without limitation any patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets, inventions, know-how, and all other intellectual property rights, are owned exclusively by Sloan or its licensors and are protected by United States intellectual property and other applicable laws.

Copyright: All Content is the copyright and property of the Sloan or its content providers and is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws. You agree not to copy, modify, distribute, transmit, republish, sell, resell or exploit, for any purpose, any portion of the Site or the Content other than as expressly authorized by Sloan in writing.

Trademarks: The trademarks, service marks, logos, slogans, trade names and trade dress used on the Site are proprietary to Sloan or its licensors. Third party trademarks referenced in the Site do not constitute or imply affiliation with, endorsement, or recommendation of Sloan by the respective trademark owners. Without limitation, SLOAN®, SLOAN® (stylized), ANY APPLICATION. ANY ENVIRONMENT.®, and ROYAL CLASSIC® are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and owned by Sloan.

6. YOUR INDEMNITY OF SLOAN

YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD SLOAN AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, SUBSIDIARIES, AFFILIATES, PARTNERS, LICENSORS, LICENSEES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, ADVERTISERS AND OTHERS ACTING IN CONCERT WITH THEM, HARMLESS FROM AND AGAINST ANY LOSS, LIABILITY, CLAIM OR DEMAND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION REASONABLE ATTORNEYS' FEES, MADE BY YOU OR ON YOUR BEHALF OR BY ANY THIRD PARTY DUE TO OR ARISING OUT OF (A) YOUR USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT, PRODUCTS, SERVICES OR ACTIVITY, YOUR DEALINGS IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE, OR YOUR SUBMISSION(S) OR ANY MATERIALS YOU SUBMIT OR TRANSMIT TO THE SITE OR TO SLOAN; (B) YOUR VIOLATION OF THESE TERMS, ANY APPLICABLE LAWS, OR THE RIGHTS OF SLOAN OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

7. LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES

The Site may contain advertisements, postings and links to websites operated by other parties. The Site provides these advertisements, postings and links as a convenience, and your use of other websites is at your own risk. The advertisements, postings and linked sites are not under the control of Sloan which is not responsible for their content or privacy practices. Such advertisements, postings or links or references to other parties' products or services do not imply Sloan's endorsement of information, material, products or services of any other party or any other website. Sloan disclaims all liability with regard to your access to and use of such information, material, products or services or transactions with such linked websites or other parties. You acknowledge and agree that Sloan is not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage, loss or other claim caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with, access to, use of or reliance on any content available on or through any other site or resource.

8. MODIFICATIONS, SUSPENSION AND TERMINATION

Sloan reserves the right at any time to modify, suspend or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, the Site, Content or Activities, or any portion thereof, with or without notice. You agree that Sloan will not be liable to you or to any third party for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the Site, Content or Activities.

Sloan reserves the right, at its sole discretion, immediately and without notice, to suspend, discontinue, or terminate your access to the Site, Content or any part thereof for any reason, including without limitation any breach by you of these Terms. You agree that Sloan shall not be liable to you or any third party for any such suspension, discontinuance or termination.

9. DISCLAIMERS AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE SITE AND ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS", "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. SLOAN MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ANY INFORMATION BEFORE RELYING ON IT. USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

SLOAN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY OBTAIN FROM THE SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL CODE.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, SLOAN DISCLAIMS ALL LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, AND FURTHER DISCLAIMS ALL LOSSES OR DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF SLOAN HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Exclusions and Limitations: Because some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitations may not apply to you. This Limitation of Liability shall be to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law.

10. NOTICE REQUIRED BY CALIFORNIA LAW

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1789.3, California residents are entitled to the following specific consumer rights notice:

The name, address and telephone number of the provider of this service is Sloan Valve Company, 10500 Seymour Avenue, Franklin Park, IL 60131, (800) 982-5839. Complaints regarding the service or requests to receive further information regarding use of this service may be sent to the above address or to marketing@sloan.com.

The Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs may be contacted in writing at 1625 North Market Boulevard, Suite S202, Sacramento, CA 95834 or by telephone at (916) 574-7950 or (800) 952-5210.

11. GOVERNING LAW AND DISPUTES

Any dispute between you and Sloan arising out of or relating to these Terms, the Privacy Policy, the Site or its Content shall be governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., without regard to choice of law principles. You irrevocably agree that the federal and state courts located in or for Cook County, IL, U.S.A., are the sole and exclusive forum and venue for any dispute, as the most convenient and appropriate to address any disputes, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction and venue of such courts. You agree that to the fullest extent permitted by law: (i) no claims by you shall be joined with any other and you agree not to participate in any claim brought by others; (ii) YOU HAVE NO RIGHT OR AUTHORITY FOR ANY DISPUTE TO BE LITIGATED ON A CLASS-ACTION BASIS OR TO UTILIZE CLASS ACTION PROCEDURES; and (iii) you have no right or authority for any dispute to be brought in a purported representative capacity on behalf of the general public or any other persons.

The Site is controlled within the United States of America and is directed to individuals residing in the United States. Those who choose to access the Site from locations outside of the United States do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws if and to the extent local laws are applicable. Sloan does not represent that the Site or Content is appropriate outside the United States of America. Sloan reserves the right to limit the availability of the Site for any person, geographic area or jurisdiction at any time in its sole discretion.

12. MISCELLANEOUS

If any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Sloan's failure to act with respect to any failure by you or others to comply with these Terms does not waive Sloan's right to act with respect to subsequent or similar failures. These Terms, together with the Privacy Policy, set forth the entire understanding and agreement between you and Sloan with respect to the subject matter hereof. Any cause of action or claim you may have with respect to these Terms or the Site must be commenced within six (6) months after the claim or cause of action arises or such claim or cause of action shall be barred. You may not assign or transfer your rights or obligations under these Terms without the prior written consent of Sloan, and any assignment or transfer in violation of this provision shall be null and void. Sloan reserves the right to seek all remedies available at law and in equity for violations of these Terms or special terms or rules set forth on the Site, including without limitation the right to block access from a particular internet address.

BECOME A FAN OF SLOAN ON FACEBOOK

We invite you to become a fan of Sloan on Facebook. On our page, you can learn about upcoming events, see photos and videos, and have discussions with other fans of Sloan. When you visit our Facebook page, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • We encourage you to participate in existing discussions and to start new discussions with other Sloan fans. Please be polite, even if you disagree with things that have been posted. Personal attacks, offensive remarks, and foul language are not appropriate.
  • We encourage you to contribute relevant comments to the discussion. Postings that are off-topic or consist of spam or promotional postings may be removed.
  • All postings on the Sloan wall and in the Discussions area should be made by actual identifiable people. Postings from obviously fake or anonymous profiles may be deleted.
  • Sloan is not liable for anything posted on the Sloan Facebook page by a third party. When you access our Facebook page, you do so at your own risk.
  • Sloan reserves the right to remove any from its Facebook page for any reason.

Sloan may use your posts or replies in any manner in its sole discretion, without any payment to you, and by posting or replying you grant Sloan permission for this use. We encourage anyone with comments or questions about Sloan to visit www.sloan.com or call (800) 982-5839.

FOLLOW SLOAN ON TWITTER

We invite you to follow Sloan on Twitter and have a dialogue with us. We welcome your thoughts and replies on anything related to Sloan, and will do our best to reply to any general comments or questions. When interacting with Sloan on Twitter, please keep the following guidelines in mind:

  • Unless a particular Twitter account is identified as @Sloan_Valve, it is not an official Sloan Twitter profile.
  • We encourage you to begin or contribute to conversations using replies. However, we will not reply to any replies that are off-topic, contain personal attacks or foul language.
  • When you access any official Sloan Twitter profile page, you do so at your own risk.
  • Sloan reserves the right to remove or edit any Tweets or replies for any reason.
  • Sloan may use your Tweets or replies in any manner in its sole discretion, without any payment to you, and by Tweeting or replying you grant Sloan permission for this use.

We do not guarantee the accuracy of anything posted by any Sloan Twitter account. Nothing in any Twitter communication initiated by a Sloan Twitter account constitutes a binding representation, agreement, or endorsement on the part of Sloan. We encourage anyone with comments or questions about Sloan to visit www.sloan.com or call (800) 982-5839.