4970 Varsity Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532
Patrickco.com, Patrickengineering.com and Patrickconstruct.com (each a "Site") are Internet properties of Patrick Companies Inc., Patrick Engineering Inc. and Patrick Construction Corporation, respectively (collectively, "Patrick"). PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE ("TERMS") CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE.
THESE TERMS CONSTITUTE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN PATRICK AND YOU GOVERNING YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SITE. BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE, YOU AND ANY ENTITY YOU ARE AUTHORIZED TO REPRESENT ("YOU" OR "YOUR") AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS.
PATRICK MAY MODIFY THESE TERMS AT ANY TIME WITHOUT NOTICE TO YOU BY POSTING REVISED TERMS ON THE SITE. CONTINUED USE OF THE SITE CONSTITUTES YOUR BINDING ACCEPTANCE OF ANY MODIFICATIONS.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CALL FOR ARBITRATION OF DISPUTES. PLEASE SEE THE "ARBITRATION" SECTION BELOW FOR DETAILS.
The Site is intended for use by persons over eighteen (18) years of age and who are residents of the United States. Persons in these categories must not disclose any information to us. Patrick does not knowingly solicit or collect information from persons under eighteen (18) years of age or who are not United States residents. Patrick defines "United States" as the fifty (50) states, plus U.S. territories, including the Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Guam.
USE OF THE SITE
Patrick provides you with World Wide Web access to the Site, through which you may access information, data, text, software, sound, photographs, graphics, video, messages or other materials as may be posted on the Site from time to time. You are responsible for obtaining your own initial access to the World Wide Web by providing a computer with an internet service connection, and by complying with all requirements of the owner of the computer equipment and internet service provider. Any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new web properties, are subject to these Terms.
Patrick may change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of this Site at any time, including the availability of any feature, downloadable, software database, or content. Patrick may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or this entire Site without notice or liability.
You may use information and materials on this Site solely for informational or personal, purposes. Any copy of any page of the Site, any document posted on the Site, or any portion thereof, must include all copyright and proprietary notices in the same form and manner as on the original and may not be modified in any way. Patrick reserves the right to revoke such authorization at any time, and any such use shall be discontinued immediately upon notice from Patrick, which notice may be posted on the Site.
You may not use this Site to do any of the following:
(i) download, post, email or otherwise transmit or intentionally receive any content that is unlawful, illegal, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, obscene, libelous, invasive of another's right to privacy, reveals private information about another person without consent of that person, or may tend to incite others to undertake any of the foregoing activities, or violate any export or import regulations of the country of origin or receipt;
(ii) download, post, email or otherwise transmit any software virus or other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy, limit the functionality, or cause a denial or interruption of service of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment of ours or any third party, including without limitation any telecommunications network;
(iii) copy, transmit, use, broadcast, distribute or modify any information or material in violation of patent, copyright, trademark or trade secret rights of any other person;
(iv) use this Site in any manner that violates any rules or regulations imposed on you by the owner of the computer equipment or by the Internet Service Provider you have chosen to use to access this Site;
(v) violate or attempt to violate the security, efficiency, reliability, or integrity of this Site or its content in any way, including, without limitation, by accessing data, servers or accounts which you are not authorized to access, forging TCP/IP packet headers or payloads or accessing or attempting to access parts of this Site that are subject to access restrictions;
(vi) use the Site or any materials obtained from the Site to develop, of as a component of, any information, storage and retrieval system, database, information base, website, or similar resource (in any media now existing or hereafter developed), that is offered for commercial distribution of any kind, including through sale, license, lease, rental, subscription, or any other commercial distribution mechanism;
(viii) use the Site or any of its content in a manner that violates any state or federal law, or any state or federal regulation.
THIRD PARTY PROVIDERS
The Site may contain links to web sites owned by other persons or entities, or may contain content provided by other persons or entities ("Third Party Providers"), All such information provided by Patrick is for information purposes only. The appearance of any link to a Third Party Provider should in no way be interpreted as an endorsement of such Third Party Provider or any services or information provided.
Patrick makes no guarantees about the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of the services or information provided by such Third Party Provider, and Patrick assumes no responsibility for unintended, objectionable, inaccurate, misleading, or unlawful content that may reside on Third Party Provider sites. You acknowledge and agree that Patrick makes no guarantees about, and assumes no responsibility for, the accuracy, currency, content, or quality of such Third Party Provider sites, services or information.
WARRANTIES AND DISCLAIMERS
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED OTHERWISE IN AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND PATRICK, ALL INFORMATION AND SERVICES ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.
PATRICK ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE INFORMATION OR OTHER DOCUMENTS WHICH ARE REFERENCED BY OR LINKED TO THIS SITE.
THIS SITE COULD INCLUDE TECHNICAL OR OTHER INACCURACIES. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY MADE TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. HOWEVER, PATRICK MAKES NO COMMITMENT TO UPDATE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE.
IN NO EVENT SHALL PATRICK BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THOSE RESULTING FROM: (1) RELIANCE ON THE MATERIALS PRESENTED, (2) LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, (3) DELAYS OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTIONS, (4) AND ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS SITE) WHETHER OR NOT PATRICK HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Patrick, and all its officers, directors, owners, agents, employees, information providers, affiliates, licensors and licensees (collectively, the "Indemnified Parties") harmless from and against any and all liability and costs incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of these Terms, including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs. You shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required in the defense of any claim. Patrick reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of Patrick.
Patrick does not want to receive confidential or proprietary information through this Site, except with respect to employment inquiries.
You also agree that Patrick is free to use any ideas, concepts, or techniques that you send to Patrick through the Site, for any purpose, including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products and services that incorporate such ideas, concepts, or techniques.
LINKING TO THE SITE
Patrick permits anyone to link to the Site subject to the linker's compliance with these Terms. A site that links to the Site:
(i) May link to, but not replicate, content contained in the Site;
(ii) Must not create a border environment or browser around content contained in the Site;
(iii) Must not present misleading or false information about Patrick's services or products;
(iv) Must not misrepresent Patrick's relationship with the linker;
(v) Must not imply that Patrick is endorsing or sponsoring the linker or the linker's services or products;
(vi) Must not use Patrick's trademarks, service marks, logos or trade dress without prior written permission from Patrick;
(vii) Must not contain content that could be construed as obscene, libelous, defamatory, pornographic, or inappropriate for persons of all ages;
(viii) Must not contain materials that would violate any laws or applicable regulations; and
(ix) Must agree that the link may be removed at any time upon Patrick's request pursuant to Patrick's reserved rights to rescind its consent to allow the link.
The information on this Site is protected by copyright. Except as specifically permitted, no portion of this Site may be distributed or reproduced by any means, or in any form, without Patrick's prior written permission. COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright © 2009 Patrick Engineering Inc. All rights reserved.
Patrick or its affiliated companies own the following registered, pending and unregistered (common law) trademarks or service marks used on this Site : Patrick Engineering Inc., Patrick Construction Corporation, Albin Carlson & Company, Dietzler Construction Corporation, Patrick Companies Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
The absence of a mark, name or logo in these Terms does not constitute a waiver of any and all intellectual property rights that Patrick or its affiliated companies have established in any of material, feature, marks, trade dress, trade names or logos.
Patrick reserves all intellectual property rights, including all copyrights and trademark rights.
NOTICES, HOW TO CONTACT US
Patrick Engineering Inc.
4970 Varsity Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532-4101
or to such other address as may be provided at this Site from time to time.
COMPLIANCE WITH COPYRIGHT AND OTHER LAWS
Patrick does not knowingly provide links to resources, websites or other materials that violate the copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights of third parties. If you are the owner of such rights, and you object to the linking or posting of materials on the Site, send a notice to the address posted above for Notices. Please be as specific as possible with regard to your claim, and cooperate by providing any additional information requested. If you do so, Patrick will investigate your claim promptly, and will disable or remove links or materials that Patrick reasonably believes may violate the rights of third parties. Similarly, if you are a website owner and prefer that the Site not include a link to your site, please notify Patrick at the address above, and Patrick will promptly remove the link.
These Terms shall be governed and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois without giving effect to the conflict of laws principles thereof..
For details of the arbitration process, rules and costs, please see the site of the American Arbitration Association at www.adr.org,
If any provision of this agreement shall be held or made invalid or unenforceable by a court decision, statute, rule or otherwise, the remaining provisions of this agreement shall not be affected thereby.
Patrick reserves the right to change or modify any provision of these Terms at any time in its sole and exclusive discretion. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use Third Party Provider content or third party software.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the use of the Site or its content, any software or service, information, and supersede all discussions, communications, conversations and agreements concerning the subject matter hereof.
Patrick's failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.
The section titles in the Terms are for convenience only and have no legal or contractual effect.
Effective Date: July 1, 2011
1. Our Commitment to Privacy and Restrictions on Use of Our Site
Patrickco.com, Patrickengineering.com and Patrickconstruct.com (each a "Site") are Internet properties of Patrick Companies Inc., Patrick Engineering Inc. and Patrick Construction Corporation, respectively (collectively, "Patrick," "we," "us"). Your privacy is important to us. In this statement we explain our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. Your name and contact information will not be shared with a third party without your consent.
Our Site may not be used by persons under eighteen (18) years of age, or persons who are not residents of the United States. Persons in these categories must not disclose any information to us. We do not knowingly solicit or collect information from persons under eighteen (18) years of age or who are not United States residents. We define "United States" as the fifty (50) states, plus U.S. territories, including the Midway Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Virgin Islands, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau and Guam.
Requesting alerts, newsletters or invitations to educational seminars or additional information does not create any customer-provider relationship with Patrick or any of the firm's professionals. Such a relationship would require direct, personal contact between you and Patrick through one or more professionals and would also require an agreement that confirms that a relationship is established and the terms of that relationship. Similarly, the invitation to contact Patrick is not a solicitation to provide professional services and should not be construed as a statement as to the availability of any of our professionals to perform any services.
2. The Information We Collect
This statement applies to all information collected or submitted on this Site. We collect information on the forms that you complete in connection with responses to employment solicitations or other invitations to seminars or similar activities.
The types of personal information we collect include:
We also collect non-personally identifiable information. Non-personally identifiable information is information collected in the normal course of operating our business that does not reveal the specific identity of the user. This data records activity either on this Site or within Site-initiated email. The types of non-personally identifiable information collected include:
Our Site's servers automatically identify your computer by its IP address, which is a unique string of numbers that is assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider. IP addresses are automatically logged by web servers, collecting information about a user's traffic patterns. While the IP address does not identify an individual by name, it may, with the cooperation of the ISP, be used to locate and identify an individual using the Internet. Your IP address can, however, reveal what geographic area you are connecting from, or which ISP you are using. Your IP address may be used to address problems with our server, administer our Site and/or to gather broad demographic information about users of the Site. Finally, the other websites that you visit have IP addresses, and we may collect the IP addresses of those websites and their pages, as well.
Cookies are small pieces of information stored on your hard drive. Cookies do not spy on you or otherwise invade your privacy, and they cannot invade your hard drive and steal information. Rather, they help you navigate a website and enhance the user experience.
Our Site may utilize cookies to collect information about how our Site is used. Information gathered from cookies may include the date and time of visits, the Site pages viewed, viewing and other options chosen as preferences regarding our Site, time spent at our Site and the websites that you visited just before and just after your visit to our Site. We reserve the right to retain cookie data indefinitely.
If you do not wish to transmit "cookie" information about yourself, you may turn off the cookie function in your web browser. Please consult the "Help" section of your web browser in order to correctly turn off or disable the cookie functions. However, turning off or disabling the cookie functions on your web browser may prevent our system from properly recognizing you when you visit our Site.
4. The Way We Use Information
Generally, we will use information collected on this Site to contact you in response to your inquiries, to provide services requested by you, to alert you to changes in services, and to provide you with requested information regarding us or our services. We may also provide newsletters or bulletins.
Any information that you submit at the Site remains your property. However, by submitting that information to us, you grant to us the right: (1) to share your information with third party individuals and entities that we employ directly, or as contractors or agents at our direction, for our own internal business purposes only; (2) to use your information for purposes of administering our business activities; (3) to use your information for purposes of providing services to you or fulfilling your requests.
We do not send mailings which are not individually requested or solicited by users of the Site. By submitting your email address at the Site, you agree to receive emailed materials from us.
We also reserve the right to disclose your personal information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, when legal process is served on our Site, if our assets are sold or acquired, or if our company is sold or acquired, or when we otherwise deem it necessary or appropriate. By agreeing to this statement, you consent to disclosure of any record or communication to any third party when we, in our sole discretion, determine the disclosure to be appropriate.
5. Data Collection Practices by Third Parties
We do not endorse, nor are we liable for the accuracy of, the privacy policies and/or terms and conditions of any third parties, including without limitation, those to which we provide links on our Site. You should read the privacy policies of such third party websites to make sure that you agree to their terms before using such websites..
6. Group Aggregate Data
We reserve the right to provide aggregate or group data about our Site users for lawful purposes. Aggregate or group data is data that describes the demographics, usage, or characteristics of our Site users as a group, without disclosing their personal information.
We endeavor to safeguard and protect our users' information. We have security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of personal information under our control, and we follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the personal information submitted to us. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, however. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
8. Children's Privacy
Protecting the privacy of the very young is especially important. For that reason, we never collect or maintain information at our Site from those we actually know are under 13, and no part of our Site is structured to attract anyone under 13.
9. How You Can Access Or Correct Your Information
If you wish to access, delete or correct the information that you have provided to us through this Site, or if you do not wish to receive any emails from us, please contact us through the "Contact Us" section of our Site or at the address given below..
10. Your California Privacy Rights
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits California residents who have provided personal information to us or our third party advertisers and marketing partners to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes (if any). Within thirty days of receiving such a request, we will provide a list of the categories of personal information disclosed to third parties for third party direct marketing purposes during the immediately preceding calendar year, along with the names and addresses of these third parties, if any. This request may be made no more than once per calendar year.
11. Policy Changes
12. How To Contact Us
Patrick Engineering Inc.
4970 Varsity Drive
Lisle, Illinois 60532-4101