Terms of Use and Privacy Statement

Terms of Use

Introduction
This website is brought to you by Ecolab [please insert complete legal name and address of the Ecolab entity that operates and legally controls the content of the website] hereinafter referred to as “Ecolab". The information available on this website about Ecolab, its affiliated companies and third parties has been put together with utmost care. However, we are unable to guarantee the completeness and correctness of the information. Subject to Section 4 below, Ecolab does not assume any liability for any mistakes in the contents of this website.

By accessing this site, you accept without restriction or reservation the following General Terms of Use of the Website that you can view or print out in a pdf file.

THIS WEBSITE AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HERE IN IS NOT INTENDED OR APPROVED FOR USE INSIDE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA OR FOR USE BY U.S. CITIZENS OR RESIDENTS. SAID PERSONS ARE KINDLY ASKED TO CONTACT THEIR LOCAL ECOLAB WEBSITE OR WEBSITES OF US- AFFILIATED COMPANIES OF THE ECOLAB GROUP.

1. Copyright Law
The pages of our site including both the contents and structure of the website are protected by copyright. In particular, any reproductions, adaptations, translations, storage and processing in other media, including storage or processing by electronic means, enjoy copyright protection. Any exploitation in whole or in part thereof shall require the prior written consent of Ecolab. Any reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of texts or parts thereof or image materials (except for Ecolab press photos), requires Ecolab's prior written consent. Illustrations are protected by applicable copyright law. The rights of dissemination and reproduction are held by Ecolab. The rights also remain in force in their entirety when images are automatically or manually added to an archive.

Ecolab press photos may be used for editorial purposes only. Ecolab press photos that are reproduced and/or electronically modified for editorial purposes must bear the copyright notice "© [Year] Ecolab. All rights reserved". Reprinting is free of charge, however, we request a copy for our files.


2. Trademarks
The trademark “Ecolab”, the Ecolab logo and all product names and/or product get-ups on these pages are registered trademarks of Ecolab Inc., its affiliates, licensors or joint venture partners. Any unauthorized use or abuse of these trademarks is expressly prohibited and constitutes a violation of trademark law, copyright law, other intellectual property rights or unfair competition law.

3. Disclaimer for Third Party Websites
(a) The pages of this website may contain links (i.e. "hyperlinks") to other websites that are operated by third parties and whose contents are not known to Ecolab. Ecolab merely facilitates access to such websites and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for their contents. Our links to third party websites are merely intended to make navigating easier for you. Statements shown on linked pages are not made our own. We rather explicitly dissociate from any and all contents of any and all third party pages linked on the pages of our website. In particular, we do not assume any liability for any breaches of statutory provisions or infringements of third party rights that occur on such pages.

(b) For websites to which hyperlinks are provided from the Ecolab website, the owners of these websites are solely responsible for the content of these pages as well as for any sale of the products offered thereon and for the handling of any orders relating to the same.
(c) Ecolab does not assume any liability for any infringement of any copyrights, trademarks or other intellectual property or personality rights that occurs on a page accessed by a hyperlink.

(d) In the event of an order or any other legal declaration in respect of a transaction, a contract is made solely between the user and the owner of the respective website or offering party or person presented therein, under no circumstances, however, between Ecolab and the user. Please note the general business conditions of the respective supplier on the hyperlinked website.
(e) This disclaimer applies to all hyperlinks shown in this domain and to the complete content of the pages to which such hyperlinks lead.

4. General Disclaimer
Any liability of Ecolab for damages arising out of the use of this website – irrespective of the legal cause, including tort – is limited to damages that are caused by intent or gross negligence. To the extent that there be a mandatory liability of Ecolab as a result of a breach of material contractual duties, the total amount of any claim for damages is limited to the foreseeable damages. This shall not affect Ecolab's liability under applicable Product Liability law or under any warranties given. The aforesaid limitations of liability also do not apply in the event of harm to life, bodily injury or harm to health of a person.
Ecolab employs great efforts to keep Ecolab websites free from viruses, however, we are unable to guarantee any absence of viruses. For this reason, we recommend that care be taken to assure adequate protection against viruses (e.g. using virus scanners) before downloading documents and data.
Ecolab does not warrant any freedom from faults or errors of the services offered on the Ecolab website nor their availability.

5. Forecasts and Declarations of Intent
Forward-looking statements on this Internet site have been made according to the best of our knowledge and belief. However, the results actually achieved by Ecolab may differ greatly from these forward-looking statements, because they depend on a whole group of factors of a competitive and macroeconomic nature that are in some cases beyond the control of Ecolab. Without prejudice to any legal obligations to amend forward-looking statements, Ecolab has no intention of constantly updating all forward-looking statements contained in this website.

6. Ecolab Products
The products shown on this Internet website are examples of the products available from companies of the Ecolab Group worldwide. Ecolab does not warrant that a product shown is also available in your country. For a list of all the Ecolab products available in your country, please go to the Ecolab homepage for your country.

7. Miscellaneous
These General Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany without regard to the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods the application of which Convention to these General Terms of Use is hereby expressly excluded. To the extent permitted by applicable law, legal venue for all disputes relating to this website lies with [please insert place of jurisdiction appropriate for the business seat of that Ecolab entity which appears as owner and controller of the website]. Should any provision of these General Terms of Use be or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.

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