TERMS OF USE

TERMS OF USE

Welcome to the website (“Website”) of Waterloo Filtration Institute Ltd. (“WFI”), its subsidiaries and affiliates. Please read these terms and conditions (“Terms of Use”) carefully, as they set forth the important terms you will need to know about this Website. In these Terms of Use, the terms “you” and “your” refers to the person using this Website. The terms “we”, “our”, “us” and “WFI” refer to Waterloo Filtration Institute Ltd., and its affiliates.

 

WFI may modify the Terms of Use as we deem necessary and without notice. Please continue to check this page frequently. Continued usage of this Website, implies acceptance of any revisions, removals or updates to the Terms of Use.

 

This Website is governed by the Terms of Use below. By using this Website you agree to abide by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree with any of these Terms of Use, do not use this Website.

 

Intellectual Property Rights

Ownership

 

All content, text, images, data, information and other material displayed, available or present on this Website (“Content”), including any intellectual property rights in such Content (including without limitation trademarks and copyrights) (hereinafter “Intellectual Property Rights”), are the property of WFI, its affiliates, its licensors or the designated owners, and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You should assume that everything you see or read on this Website is copyrighted unless otherwise noted, and may not be used without our written permission, except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use.

 

Authorized and Prohibited Uses

 

You may download and print copies of the Content only for non-commercial, informational, personal use, without modification or alteration in any way, and only so long as you comply with these Terms of Use and applicable laws. Except as may otherwise be expressly authorized by these Terms of Use, you may not otherwise reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, or use any of this Website or the Content without our prior written permission. If this Website permits the e-mailing of certain Content or a link through the use of an “e-mail to a friend” (or similar) icon, you may send that particular Content or link to others by e-mail, as indicated. You agree not to infringe upon any Intellectual Property Rights or remove or modify related proprietary notices contained in this Website or the Content.

 

User Content

 

Except as provided in our Privacy Policy, any Content that you submit to this Website or to WFI (“User Content”) will be deemed to be non-confidential and may be disclosed through this Website to unknown persons on a worldwide basis without control by WFI, including for browsing, downloading, printing and other uses by such other persons or entities.  You agree not to submit User Content to this Website or WFI except for User Content that is fully authorized for purposes of this Website and these Terms of Use, and by posting User Content on this Website, you warrant and represent that you own the rights to the User Content or are otherwise authorized to post, distribute, display, perform, transmit, or otherwise distribute User Content. It is your obligation to determine the extent to which User Content you submit is protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You agree that WFI shall have, and hereby grant to WFI, a worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicenseable, non-exclusive right and license to translate, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, adapt, display, perform, promote, link to or use, in any form or media, any User Content that you submit to this Website or WFI. WFI does not endorse any User Content, or third party product or service that may appear on this Website.  Nothing in these Terms of Use shall obligate WFI to use any User Content you submit or permit the posting of such User Content on this Website.

 

Registration and Passwords

 

At times, we may or may not require you to have a password and provide registration details to access this Website or portions of this Website. To the extent that we do require a password and registration details, the details you provide must be correct, current, and complete. If WFI believes that the details are not correct, current, and complete, we have the right to refuse you access to this Website, or any of its resources, and to terminate or suspend your account, if any. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of any password(s) you are given to access this Website, and you are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your password(s). WFI shall not be liable for any loss that you incur as a result of someone else using your password, either with or without your knowledge. You may be held liable for any losses incurred by WFI, its affiliates, officers, directors, employees, consultants, agents, and representatives due to someone else's use of your account or password. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your password(s). We reserve the absolute right not to issue a password to any person or entity.

 

Website Administration

Import/Export Control

 

You agree not to submit any Content to this Website or commit any act involving the transfer of information relating to any Content in violation of applicable import/export control, espionage or national security laws.

 

Your Obligations

Compliance

 

You agree to comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this Website.

 

Unsuitable Content and Conduct

 

You will not engage in conduct or submit to this Website any User Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable. User shall not cause damage, embarrassment or adverse publicity to WFI.

 

Functional Compatibility and System Abuse

 

You are prohibited from using any services or facilities provided in connection with this Website to compromise security or tamper with system resources and/or accounts. The use or distribution of tools designed for compromising security (e.g., password guessing programs, cracking tools or network probing tools) is strictly prohibited. If you become involved in any violation of system security, WFI reserves the right to release your details to system administrators at other sites and law enforcement authorities in order to assist them in resolving security incidents.

 

Warranty Disclaimers

 

THIS WEBSITE, ITS CONTENT, AND ITS LINKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND ARE USED ONLY AT YOUR SOLE RISK, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW. WFI DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND, REGARDING THIS WEBSITE (INCLUDING ITS CONTENT, HARDWARE, SOFTWARE AND LINKS), INCLUDING ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES AS TO FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, MERCHANTABILITY, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, RESULTS, ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, ACCESSIBILITY, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS. IF APPLICABLE LAW DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE IMPLIED WARRANTIES TO APPLY TO YOU, THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS WILL APPLY TO YOU TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

 

Limitations on Liability and Remedies

 

WFI'S ENTIRE LIABILITY AND YOUR EXCLUSIVE REMEDY WITH RESPECT TO ANY DISPUTE WITH WFI (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE) IS TO DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE. WFI AND ITS VENDORS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGE ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR FOR ANY OTHER CLAIM RELATED IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OR REGISTRATION WITH WFI. THESE EXCLUSIONS FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES INCLUDE, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOSS OF GOODWILL, WORK STOPPAGE, COMPUTER FAILURE OR MALFUNCTION, OR ANY OTHER COMMERCIAL DAMAGES OR LOSSES, EVEN IF WFI HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY THEREOF AND REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED. BECAUSE JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, IN SUCH JURISDICTIONS, WFI AND ITS VENDORS' LIABILITY IN JURISDICTIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. WFI DOES NOT ENDORSE, WARRANT OR GUARANTEE ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERED THROUGH THIS WEBSITE AND WILL NOT BE A PARTY TO OR IN ANY WAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR MONITORING ANY TRANSACTION BETWEEN YOU AND THIRD-PARTY PROVIDERS OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES. IN ANY EVENT, IF ANY OF THE ABOVE PROVISIONS IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE IN AN APPLICABLE JURISDICTION, THE MAXIMUM LIABILITY OF WFI WILL BE LIMITED TO, IN THE SOLE DISCRETION OF WFI, EITHER THE (1) CORRECTION OR DELETION OF ANY INACCURATE CONTENT OR LINK; OR (2) REFUND OF ANY FEES FOR THIS WEBSITE RECEIVED BY WFI FROM YOU.

 

Indemnification

 

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless WFI and its parent company, their affiliates, subsidiaries, officers, directors, employees and contractors from any demands, claims, damages, liabilities, expenses or harms, including attorney fees, arising in connection with your use of this Website, online conduct, breach of these Terms of Use, or dealings or transactions with other persons resulting from use of this Website.

 

Disclaimer - "forward looking statements"

 

WFI advises that documents placed on this Website may contain certain forward-looking statements which relate to future events or future performance. These forward-looking statements are based upon management's expectations and assumptions as to a number of factors, and WFI believes that it has a reasonable basis for making such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of the document in which they contained and are based upon information then available. If management's expectations and assumptions prove to be incorrect, or factors change, then actual results could differ materially from the forward- looking information contained in such documents.  In addition, forward-looking statements, by their nature, involve risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated by the forward- looking statements. Consequently, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

 

Termination

 

We reserve the right to terminate this Website and these Terms of Use at any time without notice for any reason, including, in the case of these Terms of Use, for your violation of any of its provisions. Our Disclaimers, Limitation of Liability, and indemnification sections of the Terms of Use shall survive any such termination.

 

Miscellaneous

Third Party Sites and Other Information

 

This Website may contain as a convenience to you, content, links and other information submitted by third parties over whom WFI has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof which WFI may arrange. WFI has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website, or third party websites

 

accessible via links on this Website. These other sites are not under WFI"s control, and you acknowledge that (whether or not such sites are affiliated in any way with WFI) WFI is not responsible for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of such sites. The inclusion of such a link does not imply endorsement of any site by WFI or any association with its operators.

 

Privacy Policy

 

WFI emphasizes the importance of privacy rights and obligations and has developed a policy to address privacy concerns. Should you have any questions or concerns about WFI’s Privacy Policy, please contact the WFI Office: info@wfinstitute.com. The Privacy Policy is hereby incorporated into these Terms of Use by reference, and constitutes a part of these Terms of Use.

 

 

 

PRIVACY POLICY

 

Introduction

Welcome to the website (“Website”) of Waterloo Filtration Institute Ltd. (“WFI”), its subsidiaries and affiliates. Please read these terms and conditions carefully, as they set forth the important terms you will need to know about this Website. In these Terms of Use, the terms “you” and “your” refers to the person using this Website. The terms “we”, “our”, “us” and “WFI” refer to Waterloo Filtration Institute Ltd., and its affiliates.


WFI is committed to protecting your privacy and that of our employees. This statement details the steps we take to protect your personal information when you visit our websites or when you contact our employees. It describes the personal information that we collect, the purposes for which we use such information, and your choices regarding our use of it. The steps we take to protect personal information and how you can review and correct your personal information are also covered here. By accessing our websites, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Generally, you can visit our websites without entering any personal information. On certain pages, we may ask you for personal information to provide a service or carry out a transaction that you have requested. The personal information we collect may include:

  • contact details, such as your name, title, company/organization name, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, and physical address;

  • information about your company, and job function;

  • your e-mail marketing preferences;

  • financial information (including credit card or account information);

  • information such as your nationality and country of residence that allows us to determine your eligibility under export control regulations to receive information about certain technologies;

  • information used to customize and facilitate your use of our websites, including login and technical information;

  • inquiries about and orders for our products and services;

  • information that assists us in identifying the products and services that best meet your requirements;

  • event registration information; and

  • feedback from you about our websites and our products and services generally.

You are not required to provide any of this information, but if you do not, we may not be able to provide you the requested service or complete your transaction.


We collect information about your visit to our sites, including what pages you view, the number of bytes transferred, the links you click, the materials you access, and other actions taken within our sites. On sites that you enter with a user ID, we may connect this information with your identity to determine your potential interests in our products and services. We also collect certain standard information that your browser sends to every website you visit, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, your browser type and capabilities and language, your operating system, the date and time you access the site, and the website from which you linked to our site. We do not link this information to your identity.


We use your personal information to deliver services or carry out transactions you have requested, such as providing information on our products or services, registering purchased products, processing product orders, handling warranty claims, replacing product manuals, answering customer service requests, facilitating use of our websites, and so forth. In order to offer you a more consistent experience in your interactions with us, information collected by our websites may be combined with information we collect by other means. 

We may use your personal information to improve our websites and related products or services, or to make our websites easier to use by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter the same information or by customizing our websites to your particular preference or interests. 


With your permission, we may use your personal information gathered via our websites to inform you of products or services available from us. When collecting information that might be used to contact you about our products and services, we will always give you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving such communications. Moreover, each e-mail communication we send includes an unsubscribe link allowing you to stop delivery of that type of communication. If you elect to unsubscribe, we will remove you from the relevant list within 10 business days. 


In connection with a job application or inquiry, you may provide us with information about yourself, such as a resume or curriculum vitae. We may use this information throughout our company and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates for the purpose of employment consideration. We will keep the information for future consideration unless you direct us not to do so.


Cookies are small files that websites save to your hard disk or to your browser's memory. We may use them to track the number of times you have visited the site, to track the number of visitors to the site, to determine and analyze visitors' use of our sites (including the effectiveness of online advertising), to store information that you provide such as your preferences, and to store technical information useful for your interactions with our websites. We may use session cookies (cookies that are deleted when your browser session ends) to store your user ID, elements of your user profile, to facilitate your movement around our websites (particularly in connection with information searches and order placement) and other information useful in administering the session. You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Internet browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser settings to decline cookies or to notify you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features our websites or other websites that you visit. Our sites also may contain electronic images known as web beacons - sometimes called single-pixel gifs - that allow us to count the number of users who have visited those pages. We may include web beacons in promotional e-mail messages or Newsletters in order to determine whether messages have been opened and acted upon. 


Except as described below, personal information you provide to us through our websites will not be shared outside of our company and its controlled subsidiaries and affiliates without your permission.


We contract with other companies to provide services on our behalf, such as hosting websites, sending out information, processing transactions, and analyzing our websites. We provide these companies with only those elements of your personal information they need to deliver those services. These companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose. 


In responding to a request made by you, we may share your personal information with companies that distribute our products. In those cases, we provide these companies with only those elements of your personal information they need to respond to your request, and these companies and their employees are prohibited from using that personal information for any other purpose. In some cases, we may seek your permission to share your information with distributors for marketing purposes other than responding to a request from you. However, we will not share your information for such marketing purposes unless we have obtained your express consent to do so.


Disclosure in connection with transactions

 

In connection with certain transactions, we may disclose some or all of your personal information to financial institutions, government entities, and shipping companies or postal services involved in fulfillment.

Disclosures in connection with acquisitions or divestitures

 

Circumstances may arise where for strategic or other business reasons we decide to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is our practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.


Disclosure for other reasons. We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with legal requirements or with legal process served on us, to protect and defend our rights or property, or in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of any individual. 

Security


We are committed to protecting the security of your personal information and that our of employees. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide on computer systems with limited access that are located in facilities to which access is limited. For sites to which you login, it is your responsibility to ensure the security of your password and not to reveal this information to others. When you move around a site to which you have logged in, or from one site to another that uses the same login mechanism, we verify your identity by means of an encrypted cookie placed on your machine.

Reviewing your personal information


In some cases, you can review and correct personal information provided through our websites by going to the page on which you provided the information. In all cases, you can make a request to review and correct your personal information collected via our websites or ask us to stop using it by asking. We may take steps to verify your identity before providing you access to your personal information. You can help us to maintain the accuracy of your information by notifying us of any change to your mailing address, phone number, or e-mail address. 

Consent to international transfers of personal information


The personal information we collect on our websites may be sent to Canada or to any other country in which we or our affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities. We may also store and process the information there. Although the laws that protect personal information in those countries may differ from the laws where you live, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your privacy is protected. By using our websites and giving your information to us, you consent to the transfer of the data outside of your country. 

Children's information


We do not knowingly collect information from children and does not target or direct its websites to children.

Employee's information


Employee’s of the company that use company email communication have the right to be protected from solicitation and abuse. Any internal or external solicitation or abuse shall be a violation of company policy and written notice will be sent to the parties that violate this policy. Any repeat of the solicitation or abuse after written notice may result in legal action by the company to recover damages.

 

Links to other sites


Our websites may contain links to other sites and sales affiliates, professional and government organizations, and publications. We also link to third-party providers that host, maintain and operate on-line training curricula. While we try to link only to sites that share our high standards and respect for privacy, we are not responsible for the content, security, or privacy practices employed by other sites.

Enforcement of this Privacy Policy

 

If you have questions regarding this statement or our handling of your personal information, please contact us at info@wfinstitute.com . We will promptly address your concern and strive to reach a satisfactory resolution. 


Changes to this Privacy Policy

 

We may occasionally update this Privacy Policy.

 

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