This web page represents a legal document and is the Terms of Use (Agreement) for our website, http://www.ecfinc.com (Website).  By using our Website, you agree to fully comply with and be bound by the following Agreement each time you use our Website.  Please review the following terms carefully.

Terms of Use for ecfinc.com

Definitions

The terms “us” or “we” or “our” refers to Electro Chemical Finishing Co., the owner of this Website.  A “Visitor” is someone that merely browses our Website.  A “Member” is someone who has registered through our Website.  The term “User” is a collective identifier that refers to either a Visitor or a Member.

All text, information, graphics, design, and data offered through our Website, whether produced by our Members or by us, are collectively known as our “Content”.   We distinguish content posted by our Members as “Member Content”.

Acceptance of Agreement

This Agreement is between you and Electro Chemical Finishing Co.

THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS AND OTHER PROVISIONS THAT LIMITS OUR LIABILITY TO YOU. PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY, AS USING, ACCESSING AND/OR BROWSING OUR WEBSITE CONSTITUTES ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO BE BOUND TO EACH AND EVERY TERM AND CONDITION SET FORTH HEREIN, PLEASE EXIT OUR WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY AND DO NOT USE, ACCESS AND/OR BROWSE IT FURTHER.

Except as otherwise noted, this Agreement constitutes the entire and only Agreement between you and Electro Chemical Finishing Co., and supersedes all other Agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to our Website, and the subject matter contained herein.

We may amend this Agreement at any time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on our Website, and you should review this Agreement prior to using our Website. After any revisions to this Agreement are posted, you agree to be bound to any changes to this Agreement. Therefore, it is important for you to visit this page periodically to review the Agreement. Please read this Agreement carefully and save it.  If you do not accept this Agreement, do not access and use our Website. If you have already accessed our Website and do not accept this Agreement, you should immediately discontinue use of our Website.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Limited License. Electro Chemical Finishing Co. grants you a non-exclusive, non-transferable, revocable license to access and use our Website strictly in accordance with this Agreement. We may terminate your access to the Website in the event of your breach of this Agreement, and in such event we shall further be entitled to commence any action in law or equity to enforce the provisions of this Agreement and seek all other available remedies, including but not limited to money damages.  No print out or electronic version of any part of our Website may be used by you in any litigation or arbitration matter whatsoever under any circumstances.
  2. Legal Compliance. You agree to comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of our Website.
  3. Our Relationship to You. This Agreement in no way creates any agency, partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchisor-franchisee relationship between you and Electro Chemical Finishing Co. No party to this Agreement shall have any express or implied right or authority to assume or create any obligations on behalf of or in the name of the other party or to bind the other party to any contract, agreement, or undertaking with any third party.
  4. Our Intellectual Property. Our Website may contain our service marks or trademarks as well as those of our affiliates or other companies, in the form of words, graphics, and logos. Your use of our Website does not constitute any right or license for you to use our service marks or trademarks without the prior written permission of Electro Chemical Finishing Co.We own all copyrights, patents, trade secrets, trademarks and other intellectual property rights in and to the Website and our Content, as found within our Website, and such intellectual property is protected under United States and foreign law. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such Content is strictly prohibited.  The license granted to you, and your use of our Website, does not grant you any ownership rights to our Content, or to our Website.
  5. Digital Millennium Copyright Act Compliance. We will respond quickly to claims of copyright infringement as found on the Website, according to the terms of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA) as found under United States law (17 USC. § 512). If you believe any of your copyrights are infringed by the Website, please provide us with a written notice via mail, fax, or email that contains the following information:
    1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
    2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on our Website;
    4. Your address, telephone number, and email address;
    5. A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your Notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

Our contact information is below. We are only required to respond to those notices that substantially comply with the above requirements.  We will investigate your claim and will notify by the method of contact you used to file your notice with us.

  1. Eligibility and Registration for Membership. If you register with our Website to become a Member, your Membership is not transferable or assignable and is void where prohibited. This is intended solely for Users who are at least age (18) years of age or older. Any registration by, use of or access to our Website by anyone under such age, is unauthorized, unlicensed and in violation of these Terms of Use. By using our Website, you represent and warrant that you are (18) or older and that you agree to and to abide by all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement.  Electro Chemical Finishing Co. has sole right and discretion to determine whether to accept a Member, and may reject a Member’s registration, with or without explanation. When you complete the registration process, you will receive a password. You agree to maintain the confidentiality of your password and are fully responsible for all liability and damages resulting from your failure to maintain that confidentiality and all activities that occur through the use of your password.  Without limiting the foregoing, you will be responsible for all uses of your password, whether such use is authorized or unauthorized. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your password or any other breach of security. You agree that neither we nor our website can or will be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with password security as discussed herein.
  2. Content Disclaimer. Any opinions expressed on our Website are not necessarily the opinions of Electro Chemical Finishing Co. Any Blog content provided by our bloggers are of the blogger’s opinion, and is not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual or anyone or anything. The Content may be changed without notice and is not guaranteed to be complete, correct, timely, current or up-to-date. Similar to any printed materials, the Content may become out-of-date. We undertake no obligation to update any Content on our Website.  Members are responsible for their own Content, where applicable, and may update their Content at any time without notice and at their sole discretion.
  3. Errors, Corrections and Changes. We do not represent or otherwise warrant that our Website will be error-free, free from viruses or other harmful components, or that we will correct any errors. We do not represent or otherwise warrant that the information available on or through our Website will be correct, accurate, timely or otherwise reliable. We may make changes to the features, functionality or content of our Website at any time.  We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or remove any documents, information or other content appearing on our Website.
  4. Financial, Legal and Other Advice Disclaimer. You hereby acknowledge that nothing contained in our Website shall constitute financial, investment, legal and/or other professional advice and that no professional relationship of any kind is created between you and Electro Chemical Finishing Co. or our Members. You hereby agree that you shall not make any financial, investment, legal and/or other decision based in whole or in part on anything contained in our Website, even if it is Member content.
  5. Warranty Disclaimers. Electro Chemical Finishing Co. is not responsible or liable in any manner for any Content posted on our Website, whether posted or caused by Members of our Website, or by Electro Chemical Finishing Co.We do not warrant that the Website will be available at any particular time or location. Our Website may be temporarily unavailable from time to time for maintenance or other reasons.  Electro Chemical Finishing Co. assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, Member communications. We do not warrant that the errors or defects in the Website will be corrected. Electro Chemical Finishing Co. is not responsible for any technical malfunction or other problems of any telephone network or service, computer systems, servers or providers, computer or mobile phone equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or any combination thereof, including injury or damage to Member’s or to any other person’s computer, mobile phone, or other hardware or software, related to or resulting from using or downloading materials in connection with the our Website, including without limitation any software provide through our Website. Under no circumstances will Electro Chemical Finishing Co. be responsible for any loss or damage, including any loss or damage or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of our Website, or any interactions between Users of our Website, whether online or offline. We do not warrant that using the Website will meet your requirements. Electro Chemical Finishing Co. reserves the right to change any and all Content, software and other items used or contained in our Website, at any time without notice. Reference to any products, services, processes or other information, by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, supplier, or otherwise does not constitute or imply endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation thereof, or any affiliation therewith, by our Website, or by third parties. THE INFORMATION, CONTENT AND DOCUMENTS FROM OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE ARE PROVIDED “AS-IS,” “AS AVAILABLE,” WITH “ALL FAULTS”, AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). OUR WEBSITE MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS.  ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO., INCLUDING ALL OUR AFFILIATES, HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE.  ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO. CANNOT GUARANTEE AND DOES NOT PROMISE ANY SPECIFIC RESULTS FROM USE OF OUR WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, RELATED SOFTWARE.  ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO. DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR CONTENT OR ANY SOFTWARE FOUND WITHIN ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT ANY SUCH ITEMS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THEREFORE, YOU SHOULD EXERCISE CAUTION IN THE USE AND DOWNLOADING OF ANY SUCH CONTENT OR SOFTWARE AND USE INDUSTRY-RECOGNIZED SOFTWARE TO DETECT AND REMOVE VIRUSES. ALL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY VIRUSES SOMEHOW ATTRIBUTED TO OUR CONTENT AND RELATED SOFTWARE IS DISCLAIMED. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOU DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN CONTENT AND RELATED SOFTWARE FROM OR THROUGH OUR WEBSITE AT YOUR OWN RISK AND THAT YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR USE THEREOF AND ANY DAMAGES TO YOUR MOBILE DEVICE OR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA OR OTHER HARM OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT.  WE, AS WELL AS ALL OF OUR AFFILIATES, ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION AND LIMITATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN YOU AND ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO.  OUR WEBSITE WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH OUR WEBSITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.
  6. Limitation of Liability. Electro Chemical Finishing Co., as well as all our Affiliates, shall not be liable for any loss, injury, claim, liability, or damage of any kind resulting in any way from (a) any errors in or omissions from our Website, (b) any product liability issues to the extent that we are not involved with the manufacturer of the product(s) giving rise to liability, (c) the unavailability or interruption of our Website, (d) your use of our Website our Content, (e) the content contained on our Website, or (f) any delay or failure in performance of our Website beyond our control. IN NO EVENT WILL ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO. OR ITS DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PERSON FOR ANY INDIRECT, CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR LOST DATA ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF OUR WEBSITE, CONTENT, OR ANY RELATED SOFTWARE, ACCESSED THROUGH OR DOWNLOADED FROM OUR WEBSITE, EVEN IF ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO. IS AWARE OR HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, ELECTRO CHEMICAL FINISHING CO.’S LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER, AND REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO US FOR WEBSITE ACCESS DURING THE PREVIOUS MONTH OF YOUR MEMBERSHIP PRIOR TO THE EVENT GIVING RISE TO LIABILITY.
  7. Unlawful Activity. We reserve the right to investigate complaints or reported violations of this Agreement and to take any action we deem appropriate, including but not limited to reporting any suspected unlawful activity to law enforcement officials, regulators, or other third parties and disclosing any information necessary or appropriate to such persons or entities relating to your profile, email addresses, usage history, IP addresses and traffic information.
  8. Links to Other Websites. Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to third party websites. These links are provided solely as a convenience to you. By linking to these websites, we do not create or have an affiliation with, or sponsor such third party websites.  Inclusion of links for any website on our Website does not mean that we endorse, guarantee, warrant, or recommend the services, information, content and/or data of such third party websites. Electro Chemical Finishing Co. has no control over the legal documents and privacy practices of third party websites; as such, you access any such third party websites at your own risk.
  9. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, agents, officers, directors, employees, subcontractors, successors, assigns, third party suppliers of information and documents, attorneys, advertisers, product and service providers, and affiliates harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney’s fees, related to your violation of this Agreement, your use of our Website, or use of our Website by a third party using your password.
  10. Arbitration. Any legal controversy or legal claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement and/or our Service, excluding legal action taken by us to collect or recover damages for, or obtain any injunction relating to, website operations, intellectual property, and our Service, shall be settled solely by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in Kent County, Michigan and judgment on the arbitration award may be entered into any court having jurisdiction thereof.  Either you or us may seek any interim or preliminary relief from a court of competent jurisdiction in Kent County, Michigan necessary to protect the rights or property of you and us pending the completion of arbitration.  Each party shall bear one-half of the arbitrator’s fees and related costs, but each party shall be responsible for payment of its own attorney’s fees, unless attorney’s fees are otherwise recoverable under this Agreement or applicable law.
  11. General Terms. This Agreement shall be treated as though it were executed and performed in Kent County, Michigan, and shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Michigan without regard to conflict of law principles. In addition, you agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such courts.  Any cause of action by you with respect to our Website or Service must be instituted within one (1) year after the cause of action arose or be forever waived and barred.  Should any part of this Agreement be held invalid or unenforceable, that portion shall be construed consistent with applicable law and the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. To the extent that any Content is in conflict or inconsistent with this Agreement, this Agreement shall take precedence. Our failure to enforce any provision of this Agreement shall not be deemed a waiver of such provision nor of the right to enforce such provision.  Our rights under this Agreement shall survive any termination of this Agreement.
  12. Communication. Any communications, notices or inquiries to Electro Chemical Finishing Co. should be made by visiting our Contact page.