Terms of Use

Terms of Use, Privacy Notices and Legal Restrictions for Graftech.com

 

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Warranty

The information contained within this site is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. It is not to be taken as a warranty or representation for which GrafTech assumes legal responsibility, nor as permission, a recommendation, a right or a license, express or implied, to practice any patented invention or to use any trademark or service mark, registered or not, without a license.

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Copyright

This web site, including all content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is owned or licensed by GrafTech, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All software used on this site is owned or licensed by GrafTech or their software suppliers, and is protected by United States and international copyright laws. All rights are reserved. The use, reproduction, and/or retransmission by any means without the express written permission of GrafTech is strictly prohibited.

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Copyright Complaints

GrafTech respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

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Notice And Procedure For Making Claims Of Copyright Infringement

If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide GrafTech International's Intellectual Property Department the written information specified below. Notifications of any alleged copyright infringement must be sent in accordance with Title 17, U.S.C. Section 512(c). Please note that this procedure is exclusively for notifying GrafTech of your allegation that your copyrighted material has been infringed.

  • An original physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
  • A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed upon;
  • A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the site, including the Product ID or SKU number, if applicable;
  • Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
  • A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
  • A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.

GrafTech International's Intellectual Property Department, for notice of claims of copyright infringement on its site, can be reached as follows:

GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
Intellectual Property Law Department / Copyright Infringement Issue
Assistant General Counsel-Intellectual Property
12900 Snow Road
Parma, Ohio 44130
U.S.A.

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Trademarks

The following are trademarks of GrafTech International Holdings Inc.

AGR™ Graphite Electrode
AGX™ Graphite Electrode
AGSX™ Graphite
AMW™ Heat Shield
Apollo® Graphite Electrode
ATA™ Graphite
ATC™ Graphite
ATJ™ Graphite
ATR™ Graphite
AUTO-LOK® Technology
C34™ Cement
C38™ Cement
C46™ Cement
CBY™ carbon material
CGC™ Graphite
CGW™ Graphite
ChillKote™ Lining
CJR™ Graphite
Connex® Systems
CP9™ Hot Ram
CS™ Graphite
CSX™ Graphite       
DBX™ graphite
DBZ™ graphite
ECW™ Graphite
eGRAF® Thermal Solutions
EXPANDOGRAF® Products
EZRam™ RP10 Ramming Paste
FlexLine™ System
FlexRepair™ System
GR37™ Grout
GradeD™ Carbon Block
GRAFBOARD® Insulation
GRAFCELL® Fuel Cell Components
GRAFGUARD® Expandable Graphite Flake
GRAFIHX® Flexible Heat Transfer Plates
GRAFKOTE® Products
GRAFOAM® Carbon Foam
GRAFOIL® Sealing Solutions
GrafTech™ Electrodes, Powders
GRAPHI-TOOL™
GRI™ Insulation System
GRI-G™ Insulation System
GRI-W™ Insulation System

GTS® Thread Sealant Paste              HITHERM™ Thermal Interface Material
HotPressed™ Carbon Brick
HS-400™ Fin-stock Material
LFX™ Graphite Electrode
LT1™ MetalCeramic Tube
NEXUS™ Graphite Electrode
NMA™ HotPressed™ Carbon Brick or NMA™ Carbon Brick
NMD™ HotPressed™ Semigraphite Brick or NMD™ Semigraphite Brick
NMH™ HotPressed™ Carbon Brick or NMH™ Carbon Brick
NML™ Semigraphite Brick or NML™ Semigraphite Brick
NMP™ Carbon Brick
PC100™ Carbon
PC150™ Carbon
PAFA™ Arc Furnace Analyzer
PCEA™ Nuclear Graphite
PCEB™ Nuclear Graphite
PCIB™ Nuclear Graphite
PEM-LITE® Systems
PGX™ Graphite
PGXX™ Graphite
PGW™ Graphite
PGWX™ Graphite
PHOENIX™ Arc Furnace Analyzer
PJP™ Graphite
PPEA Graphite
PRE-CET™ electrode pins
RefractoryFlex™ Program
RIBBON-PACK® Products
RP3™ Ram
RP4™ Ram
SafeTFoam™ Sandwich Panels
SF03™ Graphite
SF09™ Graphite
SF22™ Graphite
SF25™ Graphite
SF74™ Graphite
SF75™ Graphite
SF76™ Graphite
SF91™ Graphite
SL™ Graphite
SLW™ Graphite
SLWX™ Graphite
SLX™ Graphite
Smart Ram® RP20 Ramming Paste
Socket Marking™ for graphite electrodes-design 
SPREADERSHIELD™ Solutions
SUPER GTO™ Products
UCB™ Block
UMP™ MicroPore Block
YBD™ Carbon
YBDX™ Carbon
YBDXX™ Carbon

 

UCAR® is a trademark used under license by GrafTech International Holdings Inc.
OSCAR® is a registered trademark of the Academy of Awards and Sciences.
R&D 100™ is a trademark of R&D Magazine.

 

Hidden text used by web search engines to find websites, also known as Metatags, may not be embedded into your website using any trademarks, logos, trade dress or service marks of GrafTech whether those trademarks, logos, trade dress or service marks are registered or unregistered.

Trademarks, logos, trade dress and service marks of GrafTech may not be used in connection with any product or service that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits GrafTech. All other trademarks, logos, trade dress or service marks not owned by GrafTech that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, or connected to GrafTech. Any improper or unauthorized use of a trademark, logo, trade dress or service mark of GrafTech will be considered and will be prosecuted.

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Privacy

GrafTech and its subsidiaries and affiliates (collectively "GrafTech") knows that you care how information about you is used and shared, and we appreciate your trust that we will do so carefully and sensibly. The next several sections describe our privacy policy. By visiting Graftech.com, you are accepting the practices described in this Privacy Notice.

As you browse Graftech.com, our web servers may collect information about your visit. For example, to help us better serve you and improve our site, we may monitor statistics such as:

  • How many people visit our site
  • Which pages people visit on our site
  • Which browsers people use to visit our site

GrafTech recognizes your need for reasonable control of personally identifiable information. The term "personally identifiable information" refers to any information associated with your name or identity. GrafTech uses this information to better understand your needs and to provide you with better service. To help us improve your experience on Graftech.com, GrafTech might also track your use of our website.

If you are asked to give us personal information to receive information, we may use such personally identifiable information as we would use the same information obtained in a traditional non-electronic manner. Employees of GrafTech who receive and process such requests are responsible for safeguarding individual customer communications and information.

GrafTech obtains and uses personally identifiable information for business purposes only. If you voluntarily provide information, GrafTech may use that information to send you products, information, or services. In order to do this, we may when necessary share information with business partners, financial institutions, shipping companies, postal authorities, or government. GrafTech does not sell, trade, rent, or allow others to use your or information other than as noted above. GrafTech may disclose information to appropriate legal authorities in special cases when we believe in good faith that: (a) such disclosure is necessary to comply with the appropriate country law, (b) disclosure is permitted by law and/or required by court order, warrant or subpoena; (c) disclosure is requested by government officials with reasonable grounds to believe that the information is a communication of a computer trespasser; (d) disclosure is necessary to legally enforce the terms of this user agreement; or (e) disclosure is deemed necessary by GrafTech, in its sole discretion, to protect the safety, rights or property of GrafTech or any other person or entity.

GrafTech is an international company. As such this site has users from all over the world. Any information you give us through this site may be transmitted to servers outside the country where the information is entered, and may be used, stored, and processed outside the country where it was entered. GrafTech is not responsible for the handling of information by servers outside the United States.

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GrafTech's Privacy Policy Covers The Following Main Areas:

  • Awareness. GrafTech provides this statement to make you aware of our privacy policy. We take reasonable steps to see that it is followed within all GrafTech companies.
  • Accuracy. GrafTech strives to maintain the integrity of the data that you provide.
  • Security. GrafTech is committed to ensuring the security of your information.

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What About Cookies?

  • Cookies are alphanumeric identifiers that we transfer to your computer's hard drive through your Web browser to enable our systems to recognize your browser.
  • The "Help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. However, cookies allow you to take full advantage of some of Graftech.com's features.

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Electronic Communications

When you visit Graftech.com, or send e-mails to GrafTech, you are communicating with us electronically. By this action, you consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. If you want to discontinue participation in our e-mail programs, you can opt out by e-mailing info@graftech.com. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.

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Conditions Of Use, Notices, And Revisions

If you choose to visit Graftech.com, your visit, and any dispute over privacy, is subject to this Legal Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of New York, U.S.A., without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our web site frequently to see any recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

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Use of Site

GrafTech authorizes you to view, copy and/or download the materials from its web site only for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you retain all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the original materials on any copies of the materials. Such use shall not be disparaging and/or derogatory of GrafTech and/or its companies. You may not modify the materials at this web site in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose. For purposes of these Terms, any use of these materials on any other web sites or networked computer environment for any purpose is strictly prohibited. The materials at this web site are copyrighted; and any unauthorized use of any materials on this web site may violate copyright, trademark, and other laws. Except as specified in these Terms, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right under any patent, trademark or copyright of GrafTech or any third party. If you breach any of these Terms, your authorization to use this web site automatically terminates and you must immediately destroy any downloaded, copies and/or printed materials.

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Use of Software

If you download software from Graftech.com ("Software"), use of the Software is subject to the license terms in the Software License Agreement that accompanies or is provided with the Software. You may not download or install the Software until you have read and accepted the terms of the Software License Agreement.

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User Submissions

Any unsolicited material, information or other communication you transmit or post to this web site ("Communications") will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. GrafTech will have no obligations with respect to the Communications. GrafTech and its designees will be free to copy, disclose, distribute, incorporate and otherwise use the Communications and all data, images, sounds, text, and other things embodied therein for any and all commercial or non-commercial purposes. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this web site any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, or other material that would violate any law.

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User Chat Rooms

GrafTech may, but is not obligated to, monitor or review any areas on this web site where users transmit or post Communications or communicate solely with each other, including but not limited to chat rooms, bulletin boards or other user forums, and the content of any such Communications. GrafTech, however, will have no liability related to the content of any such Communications, whether or not arising under the laws of copyright, libel, privacy, obscenity, or otherwise.

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Links To Other Web Sites

Graftech.com may contain links to other web sites ("Links"). Links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these Links, you will leave Graftech.com. GrafTech is not responsible for the content of the other web sites or privacy and condition of use practices and policies employed by them. Thus, GrafTech does not endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party web sites linked to Graftech.com, you do this entirely at your own risk.

Anyone linking to Graftech.com from another web site is subject to the Terms of this web site and must comply with all applicable laws.

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Disclaimer

THE MATERIALS PROVIDED AT GRAFTECH.COM ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. The data and information contained in this web site are believed to be accurate, but may contain inaccuracies and typographical errors. GrafTech further does not warrant the accuracy and completeness of the materials on this web site. GrafTech may make changes to the materials on this web site, or to the products and prices described in them, at any time without notice. The materials presented on this web site contain time-sensitive information and may be out of date. GrafTech makes no commitment to update the materials on this web site except as required by law. Information published on this web site may refer to products, programs or services that are not available in your country. Consult your local GrafTech business contact for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you.

GRAFTECH DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THIS SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING BULLETIN BOARDS OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION. COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT GRAFTECH IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER SUBSCRIBERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU. EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL GRAFTECH, OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR DISTRIBUTING GRAFTECH SOFTWARE, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE GRAFTECH SOFTWARE OR SITE. YOU HEREBY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL APPLY TO ALL CONTENT ON THE SITE.

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Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT WILL GRAFTECH, ITS SUPPLIERS, SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS OR OTHER THIRD PARTIES MENTIONED ON GRAFTECH.COM BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF THE SUBMISSION/STORAGE OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION OR THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, OR THE RESULTS OF USE OF THIS WEB SITE, ANY WEB SITES LINKED TO THIS WEB SITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH WEB SITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOUR USE OF THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION FROM THIS WEB SITE RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS THEREOF. IN NO EVENT SHALL GRAFTECH BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY SPECIAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RELATING TO THE USE OF THIS SITE EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE LIMITED BY APPLICABLE LAW. GRAFTECH RECOMMENDS ONLY THOSE APPLICATIONS FOR ITS PRODUCTS THAT ARE SPECIFIED IN ITS CATALOGUES OR OTHER COMPANY LITERATURE, AND HEREBY DISCLAIMS ANY LIABILITY FOR USES OTHER THAN THOSE SPECIFIED. THE PRODUCTS ARE WARRANTED, IF AT ALL, ONLY ACCORDING TO THEIR TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT GRAFTECH IS NOT LIABLE FOR ANY DEFAMATORY, ANTICOMPETITIVE, OFFENSIVE OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF ANY USER. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY GRAFTECH MATERIAL, OR WITH ANY OF GRAFTECH'S TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.

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U.S. Government Restricted Rights

Government users will receive no greater than Restricted Rights as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation ("FAR") 52.227-14, FAR 52.227-19(c)(1-2) (Jun 1987) or Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation ("DFAR") 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) (Oct 1988), DFAR 252.221-7015(c) (May 1991), DFAR 252.227-7014, or DFAR 252.227-7018 as applicable in any Software at this web site. Government users will secure no greater than limited rights as defined in FAR 52.227-14, DFAR 252.227-7015, DFAR 252.227-7018, or DFAR 252.227-7013 as applicable in any technical data at this web site.

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Applicable Laws

Graftech.com is administered by GrafTech International Holdings Inc. on behalf of GrafTech from its offices in the United States of America. GrafTech makes no representation that materials on this web site are appropriate or available for use outside the United States, and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use, export or re-export the materials on this web site or any copy or adaptation in violation of any applicable laws or regulations including without limitation U.S. export laws and regulations. This web site is controlled, operated, and administered from within the United States of America. GrafTech makes no representation that the GrafTech sites are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. You are prohibited from accessing the GrafTech web site from countries or territories where any content on the GrafTech sites might be illegal or prohibited. If you choose to access this web site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws. These Terms will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio, U.S.A., without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of laws.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the information on this web/site may include or contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include any statements, data or other information regarding future events or the future financial performance of GrafTech. Please be advised that these statements involve risks and uncertainties which may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or predicted in these statements. Our expectations and targets are not predictions of actual performance and historically our performance has deviated, often significantly, from our expectations and targets. Actual future events, circumstances, performance and trends could differ materially, positively or negatively, from those set forth in these statements due to various factors Some, but not all of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in the documents GrafTech files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including GrafTech's most recent Annual and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. You may obtain copies of these documents by contacting our Investor Relations Department.

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General

GrafTech may revise these Terms at any time by updating this posting. You should visit this page from time-to-time to review the then-current Terms because they are binding on you. Certain provisions of these Terms may be superseded by expressly designated legal notices or terms located on particular pages on this web site.

Copyright © 2014 GrafTech International Holdings Inc. All rights reserved.

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Attention:

Please read these terms of use, privacy notices, and legal restrictions (collectively, "Terms") carefully before using this website.

These Terms apply to all current and future users of this web site. By accessing this web site, you acknowledge and agree to be bound by and comply with these Terms. GrafTech International Holdings Inc. and its subsidiaries (“collectively referred to as “GrafTech” unless the context requires otherwise) reserves the right, from time to time and without notice, to change these Terms. GrafTech reserves the right to seek any and all remedies available at law or in equity for any violations of these Terms. You agree to defend, indemnify, save and hold harmless GrafTech, and GrafTech’s directors, officers, employees and agents from and against all liabilities, claims, damages and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, arising out of your use of this web site, or your violation or alleged violation of these Terms.

If you do not accept these Terms, do not use this website.