Welcome to the website operated by MTS Systems Corporation, a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (“MTS,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). This website (the “MTS Website” or the “Website”) provides general information about MTS and its products and services, free of charge to our users.
USE OF THE WEBSITE
You agree to use the MTS Website only for lawful purposes:
- Specifically you agree not to do any of the following: (1) upload to or transmit on the MTS Website any defamatory, indecent, obscene, harassing, violent or otherwise objectionable material, or any material that is, or may be, protected by copyright, without permission from the copyright owner; (2) use the MTS Website to violate the legal rights (including the rights of publicity and privacy) of others or to violate the laws of any jurisdiction; (3) intercept or attempt to intercept communications not intended for you; (4) misrepresent an affiliation with any person or organization; (5) upload to or transmit via the MTS Website any advertisements or solicitations of business; (6) restrict or inhibit use of the MTS Website by others; (7) upload or otherwise transmit files that contain a virus or corrupted data; (8) collect information about others (including e-mail addresses) without their consent; (9) download a file or software or include in a message any software, files or links that you know, or have reason to believe, cannot be distributed legally over the MTS Website or that you have a contractual obligation to keep confidential (notwithstanding its availability on the MTS Website); (10) post “spam,” transmit chain letters or engage in other similar activities; or (11) engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use or enjoyment of the MTS Website, or which, as determined by MTS, may harm MTS or users of the MTS Website or expose them to liability.
- Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to a message board, blog, chatroom or any other publicly available portion of the MTS Website (including password- protected areas), and all articles and responses to questions, other than the content provided by MTS, are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MTS. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever content you submit, and that you, not MTS, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability and appropriateness. By uploading or otherwise transmitting material to any area of the MTS Website, you warrant that the material is your own or is in the public domain or otherwise free of proprietary or other restrictions and that you have the right to post it to the MTS Website. You grant to MTS the right to use all content you upload or otherwise transmit to the MTS Website in any manner MTS chooses, including, but not limited, to copying, displaying, performing or publishing it in any format whatsoever, modifying it, incorporating it into other material or making a derivative work based on it.
- MTS reserves the right, but does not assume any responsibility, to (1) remove any material posted via the MTS Website which MTS, in its sole discretion, deems inconsistent with the foregoing commitments, including any material MTS has been notified, or has reason to believe, constitutes a copyright infringement; and (2) terminate any user’s access to all or part of the MTS Website. However, MTS can neither review all material before it is made available on the MTS Website nor ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, MTS assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by third parties. MTS reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of users of this Website and the public; however, MTS has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this paragraph.
- Your failure to comply with the provisions of (A) or (B) above may result in the termination of your access to the MTS Website and may expose you to civil and/or criminal liability.
COPYRIGHT RESTRICTIONS/USE OF CONTENT
The entire contents of this Website (including all information, software, text, displays, images and audio) and the design, selection and arrangement thereof, are proprietary to MTS or its licensors and are protected by United States and international laws regarding copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other proprietary rights. You are authorized only to use the content on the MTS Website for personal use or legitimate business purposes related to your role as a current or prospective customer, supplier or distributor of MTS. You may not copy, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display or perform, republish, store, transmit or distribute any of the material provided by this Website without the prior written consent of MTS, except to: (a) store copies of such materials temporarily in RAM, (b) store files that are automatically cached by your web browser or device for display enhancement purposes, and (c) print a reasonable amount of information from this Website; provided in each case that you do not alter or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices included in such materials. Neither the title nor any intellectual property rights to any information or material in this Website are transferred to you, but remain with MTS or the applicable owner of such content. Except as expressly authorized by MTS in writing, you may not reproduce, sell or exploit for any commercial purposes (i) any material provided by this Website, (ii) access to this Website, or (iii) use of this Website or of any MTS services or materials made available through this Website.
The term “MTS” is a trademark and the MTS logo and all related product and service names, designs and slogans on our Website are trademarks of MTS or its affiliates. You may not use such marks without MTS’ prior written permission. All other names, brands and marks not owned by MTS are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.
DEALINGS WITH THIRD-PARTY MERCHANTS
If you choose to correspond, participate in a promotion or engage in transactions with any merchant found on or through this Website, you acknowledge and agree that MTS is not a party to, and will not be responsible for, your interaction with such merchant, including its treatment of your information and the terms and conditions applicable to any transaction between you and the merchant. The terms of your interaction with any merchant are solely between you and such merchant. You agree that MTS will have no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage of any kind that you may suffer as the result of any such interaction or the presence of such merchants on this Website.
LIABILITY OF MTS AND ITS LICENSORS
MTS does not assume any liability for the materials, information and opinions provided on, or available through, the MTS Website (the “Site Content”). Reliance on the Site Content is solely at your own risk. MTS disclaims any liability for injury or damages resulting from the use of any Site Content.
THE MTS WEBSITE, THE SITE CONTENT AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEBSITE (EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT THE PRODUCT OR SERVICES ARE COVERED BY A WARRANTY IN MTS’ TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE) ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS. NEITHER MTS NOR ANY PERSON ASSOCIATED WITH MTS MAKES ANY WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION WITH RESPECT TO THE QUALITY, ACCURACY OR AVAILABILITY OF THE MTS WEBSITE. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, NEITHER MTS NOR ANYONE ASSOCIATED WITH MTS WARRANTS OR REPRESENTS THAT THE MTS WEBSITE, THE SITE CONTENT OR OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, RELIABLE, ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; THAT THE MTS WEBSITE OR THE SOFTWARE THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR THAT THE MTS WEBSITE WILL OTHERWISE MEET YOUR NEEDS OR EXPECTATIONS. MTS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON- INFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT WILL MTS OR ITS LICENSORS OR CONTRACTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE MTS WEBSITE, THE SITE CONTENT, ANY OTHER SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR ANY LINKED SITE OR SERVICE, INCLUDING ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PERSONAL INJURY, LOST PROFITS OR DAMAGES RESULTING FROM DELAY, INTERRUPTION IN SERVICE, VIRUSES, DELETION OF FILES OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS, OR ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE MTS WEBSITE OR THE SITE CONTENT, WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS NEGLIGENCE BY MTS AND WHETHER OR NOT MTS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY SUCH DAMAGES.
SUBMISSION OF PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION TO MTS/PROTECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
COMMENTS AND SUBMISSIONS
MTS welcomes your comments. All comments, suggestions or other information sent by you to this Website will become MTS’ property, and you agree that all intellectual property rights therein are transferred to MTS. You understand that any postings to publicly available portions of the MTS Website are non-confidential for all purposes and otherwise governed by the Use of the Service section appearing above.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
The MTS Website may provide links to other web sites on the Internet. MTS is not responsible for and does not endorse the content, products or services of any third-party Websites, including, without limitation, sites framed within the MTS Website or third-party advertisements presented within the MTS Website, and MTS does not make any representations regarding their quality, content or accuracy. Your use of third-party websites is at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for each such web sites.
U.S. GOVERNMENT USERS
Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to the restrictions set forth in DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) and FAR 52.227-19 and any other successor regulations that may be applicable.
The owner of this Website is based in the State of Illinois, USA. MTS makes no representation that materials in this Website are appropriate or available for use in other locations. If you access this Website from other locations, you are responsible for complying with local laws.