Copyright and Disclaimer

Agreement between User and DHI

This Web site is owned and operated by the Door and Hardware Institute (hereafter "DHI"), offered to the User conditioned on acceptance by the User without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Use of the content, services, and/or products presented in any and all areas of this site constitutes the User's agreement to abide by the following terms and conditions and those posted in specific areas of the site.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of this Web site are: Copyright © 1996 ‐ 2016 DHI, or third‐party content providers and are protected by international copyright law. All rights reserved. DHI, and other names of DHI products referenced herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of DHI. Other trademarks/logos are the property of their respective owners.

If you download any material, you must keep all copyright and other notices intact. The right to use it is not transferable to any other person or entity. User is responsible for all use of User's account (under any screen name or password) and for ensuring that all use of this Web site through User account complies fully with the provisions of this Agreement. User may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, or other content, software, products or services obtained from this Web site. In addition, the information may not be taken out of context or presented in an unfair, misleading or discriminatory manner.

Disclaimer

ALL MATERIALS AND SERVICES IN THIS SITE AND THIRD‐PARTY SITES TO WHICH IT LINKS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. THE CONTENT PUBLISHED ON THIS WEB SITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. DHI AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME INCLUDING CHANGES TO THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. DHI AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THE SUITABILITY OF THE INFORMATION; THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS

OR TIMELINESS OF THE CONTENT, SERVICES, PRODUCTS, TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, OR OTHER ITEMS CONTAINED WITHIN THIS SITE, OR THE RESULTS OBTAINED FROM ACCESSING AND USING THIS SITE AND/OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED HEREIN. DHI DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERRORFREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS SITE, INCLUDING DISCUSSION FORUMS OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE, ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THE USER ASSUMES THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY MAINTENANCE, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.

Use of this site is at your own risk. This site may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information providers and content providers. DHI does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, or any user of this site or other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall also be at your own risk. Neither DHI, its chapters nor its board, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any User or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, completeness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration of, or use of any content herein, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting there from software available on this Web site.

Any software that is made available to download from this Web site ("Software") is the copyrighted work of DHI or its suppliers. Use of the Software is governed by the terms of the end‐user license agreement, if any, which accompanies or is included with the Software ("License Agreement"). End users shall not install or use any Software that is accompanied by or includes a License Agreement, unless the end user first agrees to the License Agreement terms. Any such software is not available to Users in territories where its distribution is prohibited by law.

E‐mail and Personally Identifying Information

DHI respects the privacy of its readers. DHI uses AWStats to analyze traffic to this web site. AWStats does not create individual profiles for visitors. Unlike some tracking services AWStats does not have a database of individual profiles for each visitor. AWStats only collects aggregate data. All E‐mail lists maintained by DHI contain the names of people who request to receive information from us. DHI may use such information for marketing and promotional purposes and may share the information with companies that it has pre‐screened. Individuals always have the ability to stop their information being used for such purposes by sending an e‐mail request to membership@dhi.org. A user's personal identifying information will not be transferred to any other party unless otherwise stated at the time of collection. While DHI will seek to require third parties with whom it has agreements to follow appropriate privacy policies, we do not bear any responsibility for any actions or policies of such third parties. DHI may disclose personal identifying information about you to third parties as follows:

With your consent.

  1. To DHI’s agents and advisors (such as our accountants or attorneys). We only disclose the personal information necessary for them to provide their services to you or to us, and only under strict confidentiality restrictions.
  2. As DHI believes necessary to: (a) comply with law (including court and government orders, and civil subpoenas); (b) enforce or apply this Agreement; or (c) protect the rights, property, or safety of DHI, our users, or others. d) If you partake (or we reasonably suspect that you are partaking) in any illegal or potentially illegal activity. We may disclose personal information even without a subpoena, warrant, or other court order, to the extent we feel is necessary to inform and cooperate with law enforcement agencies or other appropriate authorities. e) In aggregated form, i.e., information about multiple users collectively without identifying any individual user, such as the total number of visitors to a particular section in a given week.

Modification

DHI shall have the right, at its discretion, to change, modify, add or remove terms of this agreement at any time without notice. Changes shall be effective immediately. You agree to review this agreement periodically since subsequent use by you of this site shall constitute your acceptance of any changes. DHI shall have the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect of the web site, including, but not limited to, the membership areas, content, hours of availability and equipment needed for access to use. Such changes, modifications, additions or deletions shall be effective immediately upon posting and any subsequent use by you after such posting shall conclusively be deemed to be acceptance by you of such changes, modifications or deletions.

Termination

This agreement is effective until terminated by DHI, at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to access the Discussion forums and the restrictions imposed on you with respect to material downloaded from the Discussion forums, the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities set forth in this agreement, shall survive.

Under no circumstances shall DHI, its officers, directors, employees, members, agents or its chapters be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (even if it had been advised of the possibility of such damages) that result from the use of, or the inability to use, DHI materials and services. You specifically acknowledge and agree that DHI is not liable for any conduct of any User. As a condition of use of this Web site, the User agrees to indemnify DHI its officers, directors, employees, members, agents, chapters and its suppliers from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User's use of this Web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any DHI material, or with any of DHI's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the DHI Web site.

Indemnity/Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall DHI, its officers, directors, employees, members, agents or its chapters be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages (even if it had been advised of the possibility of such damages) that result from the use of, or the inability to use, DHI materials and services. You specifically acknowledge and agree that DHI is not liable for any conduct of any User. As a condition of use of this Web site, the User agrees to indemnify DHI its officers, directors, employees, members, agents, chapters and its suppliers from and against any and all liabilities, expenses (including attorneys' fees) and damages arising out of claims resulting from User's use of this Web site, including without limitation any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by User of these terms and conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any DHI material, or with any of DHI's terms and conditions, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the DHI Web site.