Terms of Use

Terms of use for www.gates.com

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

The following are terms of a legal agreement between any user of this website ("User" or "You") and Gates Corporation and its subsidiaries acting through its Gates Corporation business segment. ("Gates Corporation"). By accessing, browsing and/or using this site ("Site"), User acknowledges having read, understood, and hereby agrees, to be bound by these terms and to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including U.S. export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to these terms, do not use this Site. The material provided on this Site is protected by law, including, but not limited to, United States Copyright Law and international treaties. This Site is controlled and operated by Gates Corporation from its offices within the State of Colorado, United States. It can be accessed from all fifty (50) states and other countries of the world, but products are for sale or license on this site only for U.S. customers and shipping destinations. Users who choose to access this Site from locations outside the U.S. do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

2. APPLICABLE LAWS

Any claim relating to this Site, and the use of this Site and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the State of Colorado, United States, without regard to conflict of law principles. You also agree and hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Denver County, Colorado, with respect to such matters.

3. TRADEMARKS AND COPYRIGHTS

The trademarks, service marks, and logos (the "Trademarks") used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Gates Corporation and others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on this Site, without the written permission of the Trademark owner. Trademarks of Gates Corporation may not be used in any way, without prior written permission of Gates Corporation. Gates Corporation prohibits use of any Gates Corporation Trademark as a "hot" link to this Site or any Gates Corporation site without prior written permission of Gates Corporation.

4. LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES

This Site contains links to third-party sites. The linked sites are not under the control of Gates Corporation and Gates Corporation is not responsible for the contents of any linked site, any link contained in a linked site, any changes or updates to such linked sites, or any transmission from any linked site. Gates Corporation is providing these links to third-party sites only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by Gates Corporation of the site.

5. USE RESTRICTIONS

The copyright in all material provided on this Site is held by Gates Corporation or by the original creator of the material. Except as stated herein, none of the material may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form or by any means, including, but not limited to, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Gates Corporation or the copyright owner. You also may not, without prior written permission from Gates Corporation, "mirror" any material contained in this Site on any other site.

6. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

WHILE GATES CORPORATION USES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE ACCURATE AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS, EACH OF WHICH IS HEREBY DISCLAIMED. GATES CORPORATION DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF, OR THE RESULTS OF THE USE OF, OR OTHERWISE RESPECTING, THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE OR ANY SITES LINKED TO THIS SITE.

Gates Corporation's obligations and responsibilities regarding Gates Corporation products or services are governed solely by the agreements under which they are sold or licensed. Gates Corporation does not guarantee availability of individual part numbered products listed herein. Product availability must be confirmed at time of order. Product orders are subject to acceptance or rejection by Gates Corporation.

7. SITE REGISTERATION INFORMATION ENCRYPTION/SECURITY

The registration area of this Site offers industry standard security measures available through the Buyer's browser. Other areas of this Site are available to the general public. If a site user obtains content requiring registration, a sales representative may contact the site user to assist as requested or inferred by any request of information from Gates Corporation.

Privacy Statement for www.gates.com
Gates Corporation has created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Web site: www.gates.com.

Use of Your Information

Gates Corporation collects user information in various ways from many parts of our Web site. Some personal and business information is gathered when you register, or fill out a form. Information such as name, address, email, phone number, fax number, business name, zip code, occupation, industry and other personal information may be requested. We do not sell or rent any personally identifiable information about you to any third party. The main purpose of collecting this information is to personalize and enhance the use of our Web site and tailor it to users' needs, showing them content that we think they might be interested in, and providing content according to their preferences. We may also use customer contact information from these forms to send the user information about our company and our partners. The customer's contact information is also used to contact the visitor when necessary. User may opt-out of being contacted via email by Gates at any time. Unique identifiers (such as customer account numbers) are occasionally collected to verify the user's identity, for use as account numbers in our record system, and for other purposes. Demographic and profile data may also be collected at our site.

This site contains links to other sites. Gates Corporation is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such Web sites.

Cookies

As part of our personalization services on occasion Gates Corporation may use cookies to keep track of user information. A cookie is simply a small data file that is sent from your web browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. We may use cookies to deliver personalized content specific to your interests and for other purposes such as measuring Web site traffic patterns. Gates Corporation may also use IP address for system administration and tracking purposes.

Security

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control.

Choice/Opt-Out

Gates Corporation may occasionally send you an email regarding products, services and site updates, as well as special offers if you stated that you were interested in receiving such offers when registering at the Gates Corporation Web site. As well our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor, although occasionally we may be required to send you information via email we deem to be important.

This site gives users the following options for removing their information from our database to not receive future communications or to no longer receive our service. 1. Via an online form(s)

Updates to this Statement

Gates Corporation reserves the right to update this Policy Statement from time to time. All updates will be posted to this page. If you disagree with the updated Privacy Statement, you may use the Opt-Out procedures to remove yourself from our database. Effective Date of Privacy Statement: 9/13/05

Correct/Update

This site gives users the following options for changing and modifying information previously provided. 1. Via an online form(s)

Contacting the Web site

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this Web site, you can contact

Marketing Communications
Gates Corporation
1551 Wewatta Street
Denver, CO 80202
webmaster@gates.com