Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries and affiliates (“GBCH”) welcome our customers, vendors, commercial visitors, business associates, investors and other interested parties to the GBCH Web Site (“Web Site” or “Site”), and encourage you to read the legal information applicable to your usage of this Site.
We reserve the right to change this User Agreement from time to time without notice. If we decide to change any of the terms of this User Agreement, we will post those changes here and/or update the modification date below. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this User Agreement periodically to familiarize yourself with any modifications. Your continued use of this Site after such modifications will constitute acknowledgment and agreement of the modified terms and conditions.
Consent to Monitoring
GBCH is under no obligation to monitor the information residing on or transmitted to or through this Web Site. However, anyone using this Web Site agrees that GBCH may monitor the Web Site contents periodically to: (1) comply with any necessary laws, regulations or other governmental requests; (2) operate the Web Site properly; or (3) protect itself and its users. GBCH, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to modify, reject or eliminate any information residing on or transmitted to or through its Web Site.
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GBCH does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information from you through this Web Site. Should any user of information on this Web Site provide any information, including but not limited to feedback, data, answers, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, ideas or the like, to GBCH , such information shall be deemed to be unsolicited, nonproprietary and nonconfidential and shall become the property of the recipient. GBCH assumes no obligation to protect such information from disclosure. The submission of such information to GBCH shall in no way prevent the purchase, manufacture or use of similar products, services, plans and ideas by the recipient for any purpose whatever and the recipient shall have an unrestricted and irrevocable right to reproduce, use, publish, broadcast, disclose, display, perform, modify, transmit and distribute the information to others without restriction. GBCH cannot prevent the “harvesting” of information from this Web Site, and you may be contacted by one of these companies or unrelated third parties, by e-mail or otherwise, within or outside of this Web Site.
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Disclaimers of Liability
THE USER OF THIS WEB SITE ASSUMES ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR THE USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED WEB SITES AND THE INTERNET GENERALLY. GLOBAL BRASS AND COPPER HOLDINGS, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS OR ENDORSEMENTS, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, WITH REGARD TO THE INFORMATION ACCESSED FROM, OR VIA, THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED WEB SITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS.
GLOBAL BRASS AND COPPER HOLDINGS, INC., AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, DO NOT ASSUME ANY LEGAL LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, OR USEFULNESS OF ANY INFORMATION, APPARATUS, PRODUCT OR PROCESS DISCLOSED ON THIS WEB SITE OR OTHER MATERIAL ACCESSIBLE FROM THIS WEB SITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL GLOBAL BRASS AND COPPER HOLDINGS, INC., ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND ITS AFFILIATES OR SHAREHOLDERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, OFFICERS OR EMPLOYEES OF ANY OF THEM BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, RESULTING FROM ANY USE OF THIS WEB SITE OR ANY OTHER LINKED WEB SITE OR THE INTERNET GENERALLY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF IT IS ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES ARISE IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER TORTIOUS OR LEGAL ACTION.
GLOBAL BRASS AND COPPER HOLDINGS, INC., AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF THIS SITE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE.
GBCH assumes no responsibility for, and shall not be liable for any damages resulting from, viruses that may infect your computer equipment, software, data or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in this Web Site or any other linked web sites or the Internet generally or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from this Web Site or any other linked web sites or the Internet generally.
Information on this Web Site may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. GBCH in its sole discretion, has the right, but not the obligation, to make changes and updates to any information contained within this Web Site, without prior notice. GBCH, in its sole discretion, also has the right, but not the obligation, to make changes or improvements to the products or programs described within this Web Site, without prior notice.
Some of the information included on this Web Site was taken in its entirety from written materials previously distributed publicly by GBCH. Information included on this Web Site speaks as of the date it was first published in print or as of the date it was published on this Web Site, whichever date is earlier. Republication on this Web Site of previously printed material means that it was not updated from its date of original printing.
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Disclaimer of Endorsement
Reference herein to any products, services, processes, links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer, supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, approval, sponsorship or recommendation by GBCH. Product and service information are the sole responsibility of each individual vendor. Your linking from this Web Site to any other web site is at your own risk.
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The Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., Global Brass and Copper, Inc., GBC Metals, Olin Brass, A.J. Oster and Chase Brass, names and logos, and all related product and service names, design marks, logos and slogans are the trademarks, tradenames, or service marks of GBCH, whether registered or not. All other products and service marks contained herein are the trademarks of their respective owners. The names, designs, slogans logos and other trademarks, service marks and trade names appearing on this Web Site may not be used in any commercial manner without the prior written consent of their respective owner.
This Web Site may describe products, services, processes or technologies owned by Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, or third parties. Nothing contained herein shall be construed as granting to the user, either expressly or impliedly, a license under any copyright, trademark, patent or other intellectual property right of Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., its subsidiaries, affiliates or any third party.
Termination of Use
You agree that we may, at our sole discretion, suspend or terminate your access to all or part of our Web Site and the information or materials published herein, with or without notice and for any reason, including, without limitation, breach of this User Agreement. Any suspected illegal, fraudulent or abusive activity may be grounds for terminating your access and may be referred to appropriate law enforcement authorities. Upon suspension or termination, your right to use any of the materials or information on this Web Site will immediately cease.
Governing Law, Jurisdiction and Venue
The posting of this Web Site on the World Wide Web by GBCH is a passive activity. In itself access to this Web Site by persons in any jurisdiction does not imply that GBCH or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates intends to purposefully avail itself of the privilege of conducting activities within such jurisdiction, nor does it imply that the company invokes the benefits and protections of the laws of such jurisdiction. The existence of this Site and the ability to request information or request or order products through the Site is not an offer to sell or solicit or do business in those countries or jurisdictions in which GBCH is not permitted by law to do business or in which GBCH does not already conduct business. Neither the existence of this Site nor the accessibility of content of this Site is intended to establish any new or additional jurisdictional or tax contacts or relationships for or between GBCH or an affiliate within any country or jurisdictions in which GBCH or an affiliate does not already conduct business. You are responsible for compliance with all local laws applicable to you with respect to the content and operation of this Site. This Web Site was developed in the United States of America in accordance with and shall be governed by, and your browsing in and use of the Web Site shall be deemed acceptance of, the laws of the State of Illinois, United States of America. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this Web Site may be viewed internationally and may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. References to a particular product or service does not imply that Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., Global Brass and Copper, Inc., GBC Metals, LLC (dba Olin Brass), A.J. Oster, LLC or Chase Brass, LLC, or any subsidiary or affiliate, intends to make such products or services available in such countries. With respect to the matters arising under this Site, the governing law, without regard to principles of conflicts of laws, and venue, shall be the law of the State of Illinois, United States of America, and the venue shall be any United States District Court or any other court of competent jurisdiction within the counties of DuPage or Cook in the State of Illinois.
Cautionary Statement under Federal Securities Laws
he information contained on this website contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. You can identify forward-looking statements because they contain words such as “believes”, “expects”, “may”, “would”, “should”, “seeks”, “approximately”, “intends”, “plans”, “estimates”, “anticipates” or similar expressions that relate to management’s strategy, plans or intentions. All statements management makes relating to its estimated and projected earnings, margins, costs, expenditures, cash flows, growth rates and financial results or to its expectations regarding future industry trends are forward-looking statements. In addition, GBC, through our senior management, from time to time makes forward-looking public statements concerning its expected future operations and performance and other developments. These forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may change at any time, and, therefore, actual results may differ materially from those that management expected. Management derives many of its forward-looking statements from its operating budgets and forecasts, which are based upon many detailed assumptions. While management believes that its assumptions are reasonable, management cautions that it is very difficult to predict the impact of known factors, and, of course, it is impossible for management to anticipate all factors that could affect GBC’s actual results.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from management’s expectations are referred to as “cautionary statements” or “Risk Factors.” All forward-looking information on this website is expressly qualified in its entirety by the cautionary statements. Some of the factors that we believe could affect our results include: general economic conditions affecting the markets in which our products are sold; our ability to implement our business strategies, including acquisition activities; our ability to continue implementing our balanced book approach to substantially reduce the impact of fluctuations in metal prices on our earnings and operating margins; shrinkage from processing operations; metal price fluctuations, particularly copper; the condition of various markets in which our customers operate, including the housing and commercial construction industries; our ability to maintain business relationships with our customers on favorable terms; our ability to compete effectively with competitors; limitations on our ability to access raw materials, particularly copper; fluctuations in commodity and energy prices and costs; our ability to maintain sufficient liquidity as commodity and energy prices rise; the effects of industry consolidation or competition in our business lines; operational factors affecting the ongoing commercial operations of our facilities, including technology failures, catastrophic weather-related damage, regulatory approvals, permit issues, unscheduled blackouts, outages or repairs or unanticipated changes in energy costs; supply, demand, prices and other market conditions for our products; our ability to accommodate increases in production to meet demand for our products; our ability to continue our operations internationally and the risks applicable to international operations; government regulations relating to our products and services, including new legislation relating to derivatives; our ability to remediate any material weaknesses in our internal control over financial reporting as we become subject to public company requirements; our ability to realize the planned cost savings and efficiency gains as part of our various initiatives; workplace safety issues; our ability to retain key employees; adverse developments in our relationship with our employees or the future terms of our collective bargaining agreements; rising employee medical costs; environmental costs; our exposure to product liability claims; our ability to maintain cost-effective insurance policies; our ability to maintain the confidentiality of our proprietary information and to protect the validity, enforceability or scope of our intellectual property rights; our limited experience managing and operating a public company; our ability to service our substantial indebtedness; fluctuations in interest rates; and restrictive covenants in our indebtedness that may adversely affect our operational flexibility.
Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. cautions you that the foregoing list of factors may not contain all of the material factors that are important to you. In addition, in light of these risks and uncertainties, the matters referred to in the forward-looking statements contained on this website may not in fact occur. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on those statements. Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by law.
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