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Terms and Conditions

Access to the BuildSteel Web Site (“Site”) is provided to you subject to the following terms and conditions which may be updated by the American Iron and Steel Institute and its business units, subsidiaries and affiliated entities (collectively referred to herein as “AISI”) from time to time (“Terms and Conditions”). In addition, use of certain areas of the Site is subject to additional conditions or rules applicable to such areas and those conditions or rules are hereby incorporated by reference. The Terms and Conditions are a legally enforceable agreement with the respect to your use of the Site, subject to AISI’s right to make modifications at any time as described below. By using this Site, you accept and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you should not use this Site.

  1. Purpose of Site
    AISI maintains this Site as a source of information about cold-formed steel framing for those who may choose to access this Site (“users”).
  2. Right to Change or Modify Terms
    AISI reserves the right, at its sole discretion, at any time, to change the Terms and Conditions. You should review this agreement periodically for any changes to the Terms and Conditions which shall be effective upon posting. By using the Site after changes to the Terms and Conditions have been posted, you agree to accept the changes and abide by them whether or not you have reviewed them.
  3. Use of Site Content
    The Site contains information, text, graphics, software, and other content (the “Site Content”). The Site Content is protected under the copyright laws of the United States and of other countries. Unless indicated otherwise on the Site Content, you must contact us for permission for any reproduction, modification, or distribution of such Site Content. Some Site Content may have been submitted by third parties, and may be subject to more specific restrictions, as indicated on such Site Content.
  4. Copyright Notice
    If you believe in good faith that your copyrighted work has been reproduced on the Site without authorization in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please advise us at once.
  5. Trademarks and Logos
    ” BuildSteel” is a trademark of AISI. AISI trademarks may not be used or associated with any product, event or link without the prior consent of AISI. Requests for permission to use the BuildSteel trademark should be addressed to dsnyder@steel.org.
  6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
    THE SITE CONTENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE”. BUILDSTEEL DOES NOT WARRANT THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE NOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR CURRENCY OF THE SITE CONTENT AND DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SITE OPERATES ERROR-FREE, NOR THAT DEFECTS, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE SITE IS COMPLETELY SECURE. AISI EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED, EXPRESS OR STATUTORY WARRANTIES AS TO NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, OR THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, TITLE, LATENT DEFECTS, UNINTERRUPTED SERVICE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES.
  7. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
    IN NO EVENT WILL AISI BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT OR INDIRECT, SPECIAL INCIDENTAL, MORAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF PROFITS, OPPORTUNITIES OR INFORMATION OR FOR EXPENSES ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING ITS SERVICES. EVEN IF AISI IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, LOSSES OR EXPENSES.
  8. No Endorsements
    AISI does not endorse or recommend commercial products, processes or services. The Site may contain links to third-party web sites. The linked sites are not under the control of AISI, and AISI is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site. The appearance on the Site of the name or logo of another entity, or the appearance of a link to another entity’s site, does not indicate endorsement or referral by AISI of the other entity or its products and services, and AISI expressly disclaims any such endorsement or referral.
  9. No Technical Advice
    The content of this Site is for information only. AISI urges you to consult with a qualified engineer or other professional for specific answers to your questions based on a full disclosure and understanding of all of the relevant circumstances. AISI does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any information on this Site.
  10. Privacy
    Please see our Privacy Policy which governs the use of information provided by you on this Site.
  11. Governing Law; Choice of Jurisdiction
    This agreement and the Terms and Conditions will be interpreted and enforced in accordance with the laws of the District of Columbia, United States of America. You agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of the District of Columbia.