Terms and Conditions

 

General information

The World Plastics Council (WPC) is a forum for the global plastics industry.  Its members are companies engaged in the manufacture of plastic resins and their regional trade associations.  The WPC, its member companies, and its trade association members are collectively referred to here as “WPC Entities.”

By accessing, visiting or using www.worldplasticscouncil.org you agree to these terms and conditions. You also acknowledge and accept that the terms and conditions may be amended without notice from time to time.

Site administration

This WPC website is administered by a regional plastics trade association serving as Secretariat for the WPC, currently the American Chemistry Council.

Competition law compliance

The WPC undertakes lawful activities and communications to further industry and public interests in addressing key global sustainability challenges.  All WPC activities and communications, including design and operation of this website and all Content posted to this website, are conducted in strict compliance with global competition laws.

Privacy policy

This site’s privacy policy is deemed part of these terms and conditions.  See our privacy policy here: ________________.

Intellectual property rights

All Content on worldplasticscouncil.org is the property of the WPC Entities. The Content is protected by international copyright, trademark, neighbouring, or other proprietary rights.

Except where otherwise noted, permission to use Content (such as white papers, press releases, graphics, tables, charts, and FAQs) from this website is granted, provided that (1) none of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices are removed, (2) the Content is not edited or modified in any way without prior written consent, (3) use of such Content is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only and may not be used in a misleading or deceptive manner, (4) none of the Content is used in a manner that improperly suggests an association with or endorsement by any of the WPC Entities, and (5) the source of the information is acknowledged on each instance of use (e.g., in the caption of a table or graphic, or as a footnote in a presentation slide).  You may acknowledge the source as either the World Plastics Council or worldplasticscouncil.org.

Content does not include the design or layout of the website.

Notwithstanding the permission granted above, users may not reproduce for any reason or purpose the WPC logo without express written permission from the WPC Secretariat.

No discussion forum offered

This website does not offer opportunities for users to participate in discussion groups, blogs, or other interactive features where users and other third parties can provide or post Content.  Users are advised that if any such features appear they are unauthorized and not sponsored or offered by WPC.

No endorsement

The use of the names or trademarks of any third parties and any references to their products or services on this website does not constitute an endorsement by us of such parties or their products or services.

Links to third party websites

This website may contain links to or from third party websites.  Links to other websites are provided solely as a convenience.  We have not reviewed all of the sites linked to this website, and we are not responsible for the content of any such sites linked to this website.  All activities you engage in connection with a linked site are subject to the privacy policy and terms and conditions imposed by the operator of the linked site, and we disclaim all liability in connection with such activities.

Copyright infringement notice

If you believe that your copyrights in a work have been infringed by a third party, such as by improper posting or distribution via this website, then you can send us a notice of alleged copyright infringement and we will respond appropriately.  The notice must comply with the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”) and include all of the following information:

 

(1) A legend or subject line “DMCA Copyright Infringement Notice”;

(2) A description of the copyrighted work that you believe has been infringed;

(3) The URL of the site and a description of where the allegedly infringing material is located on that site;

(4) Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;

(5) A statement that you have a good faith belief that the alleged infringing material is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;

(6) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that all the information in your notice is accurate, and that you are the copyright owner (or, if you are not the copyright owner, that you are authorized to act on the behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed); and

(7) Your electronic or physical signature.

We reserve the right to respond to DMCA notices that do not comply with any of these requirements in our discretion.

You may send DMCA notices by mail, e-mail, or facsimile:

 

If by mail to:

DMCA Agent

World Plastics Council

c/o American Chemistry Council, Plastics Division (WPC Secretariat)

700 Second Street NE

Washington, DC  20002

 

If by e-Mail to: allyson_wilson@americanchemistry.com

 

If by fax to: 202-249-

 

Disclaimers

THIS WEBSITE AND THE CONTENT AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THIS WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR USE OR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.  WE DO NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE WEBSITE, CONTENT, OR SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITE ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, OR ERROR-FREE, THAT INFORMATION WILL ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVERS, HARDWARE, OR SOFTWARE USED IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES, MALWARE, OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, NEITHER THE WPC ENTITIES NOR THEIR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, MEMBERS, OR AGENTS SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, DAMAGES FROM LOSS OF USE OR PROFITS, OR COST OF PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES, IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE OR CONTENT OR SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE WEBSITE.

 

Jurisdiction and venue

This website and the server(s) that make(s) this website available may be located outside of your country of origin.  We make no representation or warranty that the Content on this site is appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the United States.  If you access or use this website from locations outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws.  Access to this site and the Content from territories where such access or Content is unlawful or illegal is prohibited.  These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States, without regard to conflicts of law principles, and regardless of your country of origin.  Any claim, cause of action or proceeding arising out of or relating to these Terms and Conditions, the website, or any Content shall be resolved by mandatory, binding arbitration in accordance with the Commercial Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association, without resort to any form of class action.  The arbitration shall be conducted in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the WPC Entities and their officers, directors, employees, members, agents, business partners, licensors, and licensees from and against any and all claims, actions, demands, suits, proceedings, damages, liabilities, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of or relating to your use of this website or your violation of these Terms and Conditions.

 

Last Updated: July 14, 2015