Terms and Conditions

General

Belden Americas General Terms and Conditions of Sale

Welcome to the Belden.com website.  By accessing or using our website, you agree to comply with and be bound by (i) the following terms and conditions concerning your use of the website ("Terms of Use Agreement"), and (ii) our Privacy Policy.  Please review the following terms carefully. If you do not agree to these terms, you should not access this website.  For purposes of this Terms of Use Agreement, the terms "Belden" or "we" or "our" refers to Belden Inc.  The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

We may revise the Terms of Use Agreement and/or Privacy Policy at any time without notice to you.  You may use our website for lawful purposes only.

You may download, view, copy, and print materials (including without limitation documents and videos) from this website, however, you will be subject to the following: (a) the materials (and any information contained therein) must be used solely for purposes of promoting Belden and its products and services; and (b) the materials may not be modified or altered in any way. You may not otherwise copy, print, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, post, transmit, or distribute any information, documents, or other materials from this website in whole or in part without the express written authorization of Belden.

Belden does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the materials or information provided on this website, including but not limited to the reliability of any advice, statement or other information displayed or distributed through the website. You acknowledge that any reliance on any such materials, advice, statement or information shall be at your sole risk.  Product documentation is subject to change without notice. Changes, if any, will be incorporated in new editions of these documents. Belden may make improvements or changes in the products or programs described within the documents or web pages at any time without notice. Mention of products or services not manufactured or sold by Belden is for informational purposes only and constitutes neither an endorsement nor a recommendation for such products or services.

THIS WEBSITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE", WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, Belden DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF PERFORMANCE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTY RIGHTS, ACCURACY, OMISSIONS, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS AND DELAYS.  Belden DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, COMPLETE OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKE THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.  Belden shall have no liability arising from or related to your operation and/or use of (or inability to use) the Website or the materials/information contained thereon.  Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions of implied warranties may not be applicable to you under certain circumstances.

It has been and remains Belden's policy not to accept or consider ideas, suggestions or materials other than those that Belden has specifically requested from you. Accordingly, Belden does not want you to, and you should not, send any confidential or proprietary information to Belden through this website unless specifically requested by Belden. Please note that any unsolicited information or material sent to Belden will be deemed not to be confidential or proprietary. 

Terms and Conditions Specific to Documents

Documents and other materials provided by Belden on the website are provided "as is" without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement of third party rights, and fitness fora particularpurpose. Some jurisdictions do not allow for the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions of implied warranties may not be applicable to you under certain circumstances.

Link Disclaimer

Links to other websites are provided only as a reference and as a courtesy to Belden partners (CSV's, distributors, consultants) as well as other companies that provide relevant information. Belden does not make any representations that the link to another website will function properly or that the linked website will be operational or contain the information suggested.  All external links to other websites do not constitute an endorsement of products, services or information provided by such other websites. Further, the inclusion of links to other websites does not imply that the other websites have given permission for inclusion of these links, or that there is any relationship between Belden and the linked websites. Belden is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of others websites. Belden hereby disclaims any representations or warranties expressed on any website other than our own.

Security  

The Belden website has security measures in place in order to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.  Despite our use of these security measures, you understand and agree that no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we, unfortunately, cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to or from our website.   YOU HEREBY RELEASE AND FOREVER DISCHARGE BELDEN AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FROM ANY AND ALL MANNER OF LIABILITY, CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, DEMANDS, SETOFFS, DAMAGES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION, WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ACCRUE, WHETHER HERETOFORE ASSERTED OR UNASSERTED, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO, THE UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE OR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION OR ANY CONSEQUENCES RESULTING THEREFROM.

Copyright

The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, digital conversion and other matters related to the website are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. Copies of the materials on these web pages may not be reprinted or republished in any form without the express written permission of Belden. Permission is granted to print copies of informational articles for your own use and review, provided that source attributions and copyright notices are maintained.

Trademarks

We reserve all of our rights to all of the graphic image and text, any other images, our trade names and trademarks, and any intellectual property rights. Belden trade names, trademarks, logos and service names and similar proprietary marks shall not be reprinted or displayed in any form inconsistent with Belden's business interests. Belden reserves the right to demand the discontinuation of any improper use at any time.


Limitation of Liability

To the extent permitted by applicable law, in no event will Belden be liable to you or any other person or entity for any actual, general, direct, indirect, special, incidental, punitive, consequential (including, without limitation, loss of use, loss of profits or revenues, loss of property (including data), damages resulting from use of or reliance on the information presented, or cost of replacement goods), or any other damages or losses arising out of the use of the Belden website and/or any materials, products, or services contained or referenced therein, even if Belden is informed in advance of the possibility of such damages.

Indemnification and Release

By accessing the Belden website, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless Belden AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS from any and all claims, suits, actions, demands, damages, liabilities, losses, and expenses, including attorneys' fees, arising from or related to (i) your use of our website and/or any materials, services, or products available through our website, and/or (ii) your breach of this terms of use Agreement.  In addition, you hereby release Belden AND ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, AGENTS, EMPLOYEES, SUBSIDIARIES AND AFFILIATES, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE SUCCESSORS AND ASSIGNS, FROM ANY AND ALL MANNER OF LIABILITY, CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, DEMANDS, SETOFFS, DAMAGES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION, WHICH YOU NOW HAVE OR WHICH MAY HEREAFTER ACCRUE, WHETHER HERETOFORE ASSERTED OR UNASSERTED, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, ARISING OUT OF, OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO (i) your use of our website, and/or (ii) any materials, services, or products made available on our website. You hereby agree to waive all laws that may limit the efficacy of such releases.

Changes to the Website

Belden has the right at any time to change or discontinue any aspect or feature of this website.  Belden expressly disclaims any obligation to keep the contents of this website up to date or free of errors or viruses, or to maintain uninterrupted access to this website.

Governing Law; Venue

This Terms of Use Agreement will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, without regard to its conflict of law provisions.  If any provision of this Terms of Use Agreement is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, invalid, or unenforceable, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.  Any cause or action relating in any manner to this Terms of Use Agreement or your use of this website shall be brought and tried exclusively in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri or in the state Circuit Court for St. Louis County, Missouri.  For purposes of any such cause or action, you expressly consent to personal jurisdiction in the State of Missouri and to venue in the aforementioned Missouri federal and state courts.

Waiver

The failure of Belden to exercise or enforce any right or provision of this Terms of Use Agreement shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Entire Agreement

This Terms of Use Agreement constitutes the entire understanding and contract between the parties and supersedes any and all prior and contemporaneous, oral or written representations, communications, understandings, and agreements between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. The parties acknowledge and agree that neither of the parties is entering into this Terms of Use Agreement on the basis of any representations or promises not expressly contained herein.

Terms of Use Agreement Version 1.0
Posted March 2009

 

Internet Privacy Policy

Our Commitment to Privacy

Our Internet Privacy Policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using the Belden website and our products and services.  We will not sell, share, or rent your personal information to others in ways different from what is disclosed in this Internet Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.   For purposes of this Internet Privacy Policy, the terms "Belden" or "we" or "us" or "our" refers to Belden Inc.  The term "you" refers to the user or viewer of our website.

Information Collection and Use

When you visit our website you may provide us with two types of information: (i) personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis ("Personal Information"), and (ii) website use information collected on an aggregate basis through a website statistics program as you and others browse our website ("Use Information").

Website Statistics Gathering

From time to time Belden collects certain Use Information from our servers that relates to the use of our website, including but not limited to Internet Protocol addresses, Internet domain names, the web browser and operating system used to access the website, the files visited, the time spent in each file, and the time and date of each visit. We use this information to improve our website, for example by enhancing pages or features that are visited frequently, and on occasion we may share this information with our affiliates or other third party companies to provide them with an indication of the amount of interest in our website for advertising purposes and to help us plan for technical improvements.

We may use cookies and obtain certain types of information when your web browser accesses www.belden.com, and in addition we may automatically collect IP addresses and website usage information from you when you visit the website.  Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive. Our website may use cookies and other technology to store pertinent user information during a session to speed navigation and keep track of items and to collect traffic data that we may use to enhance our website and for marketing and promotional purposes. The "help" portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of this or other websites you visit.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal Information which you may provide to us through use of the website includes, without limitation, your name, address, e-mail address, company affiliation, telephone number, and other similar information.

From time to time our website may request additional information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and you therefore have a choice whether or not to disclose additional information that may be requested.  Information requested via surveys and contests may include additional demographic information.

We use Personal Information for purposes of administering our business activities and providing customer service. The Personal Information you provide to us when filling out and submitting an online form or requesting us to contact you will be used for the purpose for which it was provided – such as contacting you or processing a request. Occasionally, we may also use the Personal Information we collect to notify you about important changes to our website, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable. We also may share Personal Information about visitors to our website among our corporate affiliates and subsidiary companies, and our distributors and other third party organizations with whom we have a business relationship, for purposes related to the business of those affiliates, subsidiaries and organizations. We will not sell, rent or furnish your Personal Information to other unaffiliated organizations except as required in the normal course business or in connection with a subpoena or other judicial or governmental request for information.

The lists used to send you product and service offers are developed and managed under our traditional company standards designed to safeguard the security and privacy of our customers' Personal Information.  As a customer, you will be given the opportunity, after registration, to notify us of your desire not to receive any further e-mails from us.
 
We may also share your Personal Information with third parties under the following circumstances:  

  • When you consent to disclosure;
  • To enforce or apply Belden's agreements or protect Belden and its rights,
  • By operation of law, when such Personal Information is transferred as a part of sale of assets including the assets represented by this website; or
  • In the event that Belden, or substantially all of its assets, are acquired outside of the ordinary course of business and such Personal Information may be one of the transferred assets.

Linked Sites

It is important to note that Belden's website contains links to other websites and that those other websites may not follow the same privacy policies as Belden.  This includes links from advertisers, content providers and trade partners who may use our logo and/or style as part of a co-branding agreement. These other websites may collect data from you that Belden would not and may use that data in ways that Belden would not.

E-mail Transmissions

When you send Belden an e-mail transmission, the e-mail transmission is not guaranteed to be secure.  Accordingly, e-mail transmissions are not necessarily protected from unauthorized access. Transmission of information via e-mail is at your own risk.

Application of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to information collected by and through Belden's website. It does not apply to any other Belden services or dealings with users or customers and does not apply to third party sites which may be linked to the Belden website.

Children and Privacy

Belden does not knowingly collect information from or about children age 13 and under.

Correction/Updating of Personal Information

If your Personal Information changes (such as your telephone number or address), you can request that we modify such information by contacting us.  We will comply with all appropriate requests within a reasonable time.

Modifications to Our Privacy Policies

Belden reserves the right to change our privacy policies at any time, except as may be prohibited by law. We will post revisions online. Use of our website after the privacy policy has changed means that you consent to the privacy policy as changed.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information about our privacy policies.

This Privacy Policy was last revised in November 2012.