TERMS & CONDITIONS

and PRIVACY POLICY

PackageIntegrity.com Privacy Policy and Terms

 

 

PackageIntegrity.com (“PackageIntegrity” or the “Website”) is an open source of knowledge and expertise for packaging professionals in various industries. Interested parties are welcome to contribute, discuss and exchange experiences; we encourage comments and feedback. Promotion of specific services and products is not allowed. PackageIntegrity.com is sponsored by AMETEK MOCON, Inc. (“MOCON”).

 

By accessing, browsing, or participating in this site, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to the following terms and conditions. PackageIntegrity.com reserves the right to revise these terms and conditions from time to time. Your continued participation after these revisions are posted will constitute your agreement with such revisions. These terms and conditions apply whenever you access the site, on whatever device. These Terms of Use written on this webpage shall manage your use of this website. These Terms of Use will be applied fully and effect to your use of this Website. By using this Website, you agreed to accept all and conditions written in here. You must not use this Website if you disagree with any of these Terms of Use.

 

Copyright and trademarks

 

For the purposes of these terms and conditions, “material” includes text, video, graphics and sound material that is published on PackageIntegrity.com. All materials found on this site are protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. The copyrights are held by PackageIntegrity.com, MOCON or by the original creator of the material. No material may be copied, reproduced, modified, published, uploaded, posted, transmitted or distributed in any form or by any means other than those described in these terms and conditions.  Other than the content you own, under these Terms of Use, MOCON and/or its licensors own all the intellectual property rights and materials contained in this Website.

You are granted a limited license only for purposes of viewing the material contained on this Website.

 

Disclaimer

 

The material on PackageIntegrity.com is general informational purposes only. PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON do not guarantee the comprehensiveness, completeness, adequacy or accuracy of the materials or the results to be obtained from the use thereof and make no warranties of representations of any kind in connection therewith, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

 

PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON shall not be liable for errors and omissions that may exist in the content of this site. PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON shall not be liable for any losses or damages, including indirect, special, incidental and consequential damages, incurred in connection with the material, even if advised of the possibility of such losses or damages.

PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON do not guarantee that PackageIntegrity.com or any of its contents is virus free. You must take your own precautions in this respect as we accept no responsibility for any infection by virus or by anything which has destructive properties.

 

PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON accept no responsibility for your use of the material. Your access to the material is conditioned upon 1) your agreement to defend PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON, hold it harmless and indemnify it from all harm, injury, and damages arising out of their acts or omissions in preparing and delivering the material and 2) your agreement not to sue PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON for any cause of action upon any legal theory arising out of PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON preparing and delivering the material.

 

You assume full responsibility and risk for use of this site. By accessing, browsing, or participating in this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to the terms and conditions contained herein.

 

Submitting material for publication on PackageIntegrity.com

 

Site users may submit opinions in the form of comments, as well as material for publication. PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON accept no liability with regard to the opinions or content submitted by site contributors or users and published by us, as we are not responsible for this content or its accuracy.

 

In these Terms of Use, “Your Content” shall mean any audio, video text, images or other material you choose to display on this Website. By displaying Your Content, you grant MOCON a non-exclusive, worldwide irrevocable, sub-licensable license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute it in any and all media.

 

Your Content must be your own and must not be invading any third-party’s rights. MOCON reserves the right to remove any of Your Content from this Website at any time without notice.

 

When submitting opinions or content to PackageIntegrity.com for publication, you do so under the following terms and conditions: (i) publication of any opinion or material submitted to us will be at our sole discretion. We reserve the right to make additions or deletions to the text or graphics prior to publication, or to refuse publication; (ii) you grant us a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide license to republish any opinion or material you submit to us in any format, including and without limitation print and electronic format; (iii) you warrant to us that any opinion or material you submit to us is your own original work and that you own the copyright and any other relevant rights; (iv) you warrant that the opinions or material you submit is not obscene, offensive, defamatory of any person or otherwise illegal; (v) you agree not to post opinions or material which are deliberately intended to upset other users; (vi) you acknowledge that any breach of these warranties may cause us damage or loss and you agree to indemnify us in full and permanently against any third party liabilities, claims, costs, loss or damage we incur as a result of publishing opinions or material you submit to us, including consequential losses; (vii) we reserve the right to remove your access to individual services completely if we believe you are abusing the services in any way; and (viii) you agree not to transmit any technically harmful postings or transmissions to or through this site (and such shall include but not be limited to computer viruses, logic bombs, Trojan horses, worms, harmful components, corrupted data or other malicious software or harmful data) or engage in other practices of misuse (which shall include but not be limited to hacking), and MOCON will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing MOCON to disclose the identity or locate anyone posting any such content.

 

Restrictions

 

You are specifically restricted from all of the following:

·  Publishing any Website material in any other media (including links to other websites), except authorized in writing by MOCON;

·  Selling, sublicensing and/or otherwise commercializing any Website material;

·  Publicly performing and/or showing any Website material;

·  Using this Website in any way that is or may be damaging to this Website;

·  Using this Website in any way that impacts user access to this Website;

·  Using this Website contrary to applicable laws and regulations, or in any way may cause harm to the Website, or to any person or business entity;

·   Engaging in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting or any other similar activity in relation to this Website;

·   Using this Website to engage in any advertising or marketing without the express permission of MOCON or PackageIntegrity.com.

·  Certain areas of this Website are restricted from being access by you and MOCON may further restrict access by you to any areas of this Website, at any time, in absolute discretion. Any user ID and password you may have for this Website are confidential and you must maintain confidentiality as well.

 

 

 

Third party advertisements

 

PackageIntegrity.com may contain advertisements placed by third parties. MOCON and/or PackageIntegrity.com shall solely determine and authorize any and all third party advertisements.  Individual users are not allowed to advertise without the express written permission of MOCON or PackageIntegrity.com.  Individual advertisers are solely responsible for the content and legal compliance of the advertisements they submit to PackageIntegrity.com, and therefore PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON accept no responsibility for the content of advertising material of such third parties, including any error, omission or inaccuracy therein.

 

 

 

Privacy & Cookie Policy

 

Please see the AMETEK Privacy Policy below which applies to this website

 

 

PackageIntegrity.com newsletter

 

Should PackageIntegrity.com have an email newsletter the following apply:

  • To sign up for the PackageIntegrity.com newsletter, you must provide us with an email address.

  • The present terms and conditions also apply to the newsletter and its content.

  • To unsubscribe, click on the “Unsubscribe” button on the newsletter or in the footer of our website under "Unsubscribe".

  • Additionally, all email messages from PackageIntegrity.com clearly state how to remove your name from our email list.

 

 

Force majeure

While we do our best to ensure constant, unhindered access to PackageIntegrity.com, we cannot guarantee this. PackageIntegrity.com and MOCON accept no responsibility or liability for interruptions or delays.

 

 

No warranties

This Website is provided “as is,” with all faults, and MOCON express no representations or warranties, of any kind related to this Website or the materials contained on this Website. Also, nothing contained on this Website shall be interpreted as advising you.

 

 

Limitation of liability

In no event shall MOCON, nor any of its officers, directors and employees, shall be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of this Website whether such liability is under contract.  MOCON, including its officers, directors and employees shall not be held liable for any indirect, consequential or special liability arising out of or in any way related to your use of this Website.

 

 

Indemnification

You hereby indemnify to the fullest extent MOCON from and against any and/or all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses arising in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

 

 

Severability

If any provision of these Terms of Use is found to be invalid under any applicable law, such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.

 

 

Variation of Terms of Use

MOCON is permitted to revise these Terms of Use at any time as it sees fit, and by using this Website you are expected to review these Terms of Use on a regular basis.

 

Assignment

The MOCON is allowed to assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms of Use without any notification. However, you are not allowed to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms of Use.

 

Entire Agreement

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between MOCON and you in relation to your use of this Website, and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.

 

Governing Law & Jurisdiction

These Terms of Use will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Minnesota, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in Minnesota for the resolution of any disputes.

 

 

 

AMETEK PRIVACY POLICY

Last modified: May 3, 2018

 

Please read this policy carefully.  By visiting this website, you acknowledge and agree to the practices described in this policy, except where your specific consent is requested.  This Privacy Policy, and the Legal Notices listed on this website, which may be updated from time to time, describes our collection, use and disclosure of personal and non-personal information collected through this website or in the course of our business activities.

 

For the purposes of applicable data protection law, we, the business unit for this website, are the controller of any personal information collected from you on this website or otherwise for conducting or developing our business with you.

 

Information We Collect Automatically

When you visit this website, our server automatically collects certain browser or device generated information, including but not limited to your:
 

  • domain;

  • IP address;

  • date, time and duration of your visit;

  • browser type;

  • operating system; and

  • page visits
     

We do not use this automatically collected information to try to identify you, however, we may associate it with the information you provide voluntarily, as detailed below.

Information You Provide

 

In using this website, conducting business with us or seeking to conduct business with us, you may voluntarily provide personal information to us in the following ways:
 

  • by filling in forms (for example, a 'Contact Us' form), on our website or at a trade show or anywhere else we conduct business;

  • by downloading documentation from our website;

  • by subscribing to newsletters or other communications;

  • by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise using our contact details; or

  • by applying for a job, work placement or internship.

 

Typically, the personal information you give us may include your name, company name, address, e-mail address, phone number, and any personal details required to resolve any enquiries or complaints.  This information is required to enter into a contract with you (such as in anticipation of an employment contract or a purchase agreement or the provision of services such as the download of information from our website) and failure to provide any information may result in our inability to provide requested services or products or consider your application for employment.

Information We Obtain from Third Parties

We may also obtain information about you and the company you work for from third parties, including social media and data augmentation services.

 

Cookies

A cookie is a small file that can be placed on your device's hard drive or on a website server.   We use cookies to obtain some of the automatically collected information described above. Most browsers automatically collect cookies, but you do not have to accept a cookie, and you can in fact modify your browser so that it will not accept cookies.

 

For more information about cookies including how to set your internet browser to reject cookies please go to www.allaboutcookies.org.

 

By continuing to use this website, following display of our pop-up cookie notification banner, you agree to our use of cookies.

Different types of cookies are used for different purposes on our website, these are known as: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, and functionality cookies. Some cookies may be provided by an external third party to provide additional functionality to our website and these are included below.

 

Strictly necessary cookies

These are cookies that are essential to fulfil an action requested by you, such as identifying you as being logged in. If you prevent these cookies by adjusting your browser settings, we cannot guarantee how our website will perform during your visit.

 

Performance cookies

These are cookies used to improve our website, for example for analytics that let us see how our website is being used and where to make improvements. These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our website. The information is collected in an anonymous form and includes the number of visitors, where visitors have come from to the websites and the pages they visited.

 

Functionality Cookies

These cookies enhance the performance and functionality of our website, often as a result of something you’re doing as a user. For instance, we may personalize our content for you or remember your preferences.

 

Managing and Deleting Cookies

If you want to manage cookies, you can do so from your browser. You can find out how to do this by going to the help menu in your browser. Please see www.allaboutcookies.org for further information.

 

Use of Personal Information

The following is an overview of our purposes for using your personal information.  Please remember that additional details on how we process your personal information may be provided to you in a separate notice or contract.

 

All processing (i.e. use) of your personal information is justified by a "condition" for processing. In the majority of cases, processing will be justified on the basis that:

 

  • you have consented to the processing;

  • the processing is necessary to perform a contract with you or take steps to enter into a contract;

  • the processing is necessary for us to comply with a relevant legal obligation; or

  • the processing is in our legitimate interests, subject to your interests and fundamental rights, and notably our legitimate interest in using suppler, customer and website user data to conduct and develop our business activities with them and with others.
     

We use the personal information we collect to:

 

  • conduct and develop our business with you and with others;

  • improve our website, and our products and services generally;

  • customize our website to users' needs;

  • provide you with documentation or communications which you have requested;

  • correspond with users to resolve their queries or complaints;

  • manage a recruitment, work placement or internship process, including considering applications and making offers;

  • provide you with any services or products you request; and

  • send you marketing communications, where it is lawful for us to do so.

     

Disclosure of Personal Information

We are part of a global  group of companies, and from time to time it will be necessary to share your information with our affiliated businesses. We may also appoint third party service providers (who will operate under our instructions) to assist us in providing information, products or services to you, in conducting and managing our business, or in managing and improving this website, and these third parties may need access to your information.

 

If your personal information is transferred outside the EEA to other group companies or to service providers, we will take steps to ensure that your information receives the same level of protection as if it remained within the EEA, including by entering into data transfer agreements, using the EU Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses, or by relying on certification schemes such as the EU - US Privacy Shield.  For transfers to other group companies in the United States (a country that has not received a decision from the EU Commission determining that the United States provides adequate protection to personal information), we have put in place EU Commission approved Standard Contractual Clauses, which protect personal information transferred between group companies.  You have a right to obtain details of the mechanism under which your information is transferred outside of the EEA by contacting us through our Privacy Policy Inquiry Form .

 

We may share your personal information with third parties in connection with potential or actual sale of our company or any of our assets, or those of any affiliated company, in which case personal information held by us about our users may be one of the transferred assets.

 

We will also respond to requests for information where required by to do so by law, or when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, request from a regulator or any other legal process served on us.

 

Marketing, SMS & Emails

Where lawful to do so, and subject to your consent where required, we may communicate with you by SMS and email to tell you about our products and services. If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing communications, please use the 'unsubscribe' link provided in our emails or text the STOP number in our SMS, or otherwise contact us directly through the Contact Us link below and we will stop sending you communications.

 

Profiling for Marketing Purposes

The purpose of any profiling is to deliver website content or email content that has high relevancy and, or applicability to the company that you represent. To achieve this, we use the information you have provided, and information provided by third party data augmentation services, to try and identify the SIC industry code and other important information for the company you represent. Additionally, we also try and identify the product and application interests your company may have based on your visiting patterns at our websites (Information we collect automatically) and responses to our emails (Information you provide). 

 

Based on this information we then tailor the email content and potentially the website content to better match the requirements and interests of the company you represent. The described processing is based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

 

Security

We use data storage and security techniques to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorized modification or unlawful destruction or accidental loss. However, it is important to remember that no website can be 100% secure and we cannot be held responsible for unauthorized or unintended access that is beyond our control.

 

Retention of your Information

We apply a general rule of keeping personal information only for as long as required to fulfil the purposes for which it was collected.  However, in some circumstances we may retain personal information for longer periods of time, for instance where we are required to do so in accordance with legal, tax and accounting requirements.

 

In specific circumstances we may also retain your personal information for longer periods of time so that we have an accurate record of your dealings with us in the event of any complaints or challenges.

 

External Links

This website may contain links to third party sites. Since we do not control nor are we responsible for the privacy practices of those websites, we encourage you to review the privacy policies of these third-party sites. This policy applies solely to personal information collected by this Website or in the course of our business activities.

 

Your Rights

 

Subject to applicable law, you may have some or all of the following rights in respect of your personal information:

 

  • To obtain a copy of your personal information together with information about how and on what basis that personal information is processed;

  • To rectify inaccurate personal information (including the right to have incomplete personal information completed);

  • To erase your personal information (in limited circumstances, where it is no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which it was collected or processed);

  • To restrict processing of your personal information where:

  • The accuracy of the personal information is contested;

  • The processing is unlawful but you object to the erasure of the personal information;

  • We no longer require the personal information, but it is still required for the establishment, exercise or defense of a legal claim;

  • To port your data in machine-readable format to a third party (or to you) when we justify our processing on the basis of your consent or the performance of a contract with you;

  • To withdraw your consent to our processing of your personal information (where that processing is based on your consent);

  • To object to decisions which are based solely on automated processing or profiling; and

  • To obtain or see a copy of the appropriate safeguards under which your personal information is transferred to a third country or international organization.

 

In addition to the above rights, you have the right to object to any processing of your information which we have justified based on a legitimate interest, including profiling (as opposed to your consent, or to perform a contract with you). You also have the right to object to any processing of your information for direct marketing purposes, including profiling for marketing purposes.

 

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your local supervisory authority for data protection.

In relation to all these rights, please contact us using the Contact Us link below. Please note that we may request proof of identity, and we reserve the right to charge a fee where permitted by law, for instance if your request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. We will endeavour to respond to your request within all applicable timeframes.

 

Contact Information

If you have any questions in relation to this policy or you wish to exercise any of your rights, please click here to submit your request.

 

 

 
 
 

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