Terms and Conditions

This website is owned by the Global Silicones Council (“GSC”). Your use of this website constitutes your agreement with these terms and conditions, as well as all policies and guidelines that we may post regarding use, and all applicable laws, rules, and/or regulations that apply to this website or the internet. Please read these terms and conditions carefully. If you do not agree with them, do not use this website.

GSC reserves the right to change any of these terms and conditions at any time, and any such changes shall be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of this website constitutes your acceptance of such changes, so you should check back each time you visit.

Your use of this website is also subject to our online privacy policy, which is incorporated herein.

Intellectual property

GSC owns, licenses, or uses with permission all website content. The content includes all registered and unregistered trademarks, service marks, logos, wallpaper, icons, characters, software, information, data, comments, pictures, photographs, designs, graphics, images, audio and video clips, music, sound, publications, presentations, and other material at this website. GSC owns the arrangement and selection of the content. Your unauthorized use of the content may violate copyright, trademark, privacy, or other laws, and may infringe upon the rights of GSC or third parties not owned by or affiliated with GSC. Such unauthorized use may result in your personal liability, including criminal liability. You are granted a limited, non-exclusive, non-sublicensable, revocable right to access and use this website, and to download content from this website to your own computer for your personal, non-commercial use, provided that you may not change or remove any copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property notices that accompany the content. Except with the prior written permission of GSC, you may not otherwise alter, archive, copy, reproduce, distribute, publish, transmit, modify, adapt, translate, display, distribute, sell, license, prepare derivative works based upon, or otherwise use or exploit the content. You may not use bots, data-mining technology, or any other technique intended to extract data or information from this website.

Third party content

This website may contain content owned by third parties. The use of or reference to the names or trademarks of any third parties and any references to their products or services does not constitute an endorsement by GSC of such parties or their products or services. GSC does not endorse or warrant the accuracy or reliability of, or assume any liability in connection with, any content on this website provided by third parties or any of their products or services.

Links to other sites

This website may contain links to websites not owned by GSC, including links to websites owned by GSC regional members. Your use of any linked site, and any content contained on a linked site, shall be governed by the privacy policy and terms and conditions posted on the linked site. GSC does not endorse, approve, certify or control such linked sites, and does not guarantee and is not responsible for the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of content on such sites. GSC disclaims all liability in connection with your use of a linked site.

Jurisdiction and venue

This website and the server(s) that make(s) this website available are located in the united states. GSC makes no representation or warranty that these materials are appropriate or available for use in locations outside of the united states. If you access or use this website from locations outside the united states, you will do so on your own initiative and you are responsible for compliance with applicable laws. By downloading or using content on this website, you assume responsibility for doing so under the law that applies in jurisdiction(s) where you are located. Access to content from territories where such content is unlawful or illegal is prohibited. These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the united states, without regard to conflicts of law principles, and regardless of your country of origin. Any claim, cause of action or proceeding arising out of or relating to these terms and conditions, the website, or any content shall be resolved by mandatory, binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association, without resort to any form of class action. The arbitration shall be conducted in Alexandria, Virginia.

Disclaimer; limitation of liability

This website and the content and services provided on or in connection with this website are provided “as is” for informational purposes only. The website, content, and services are offered in good faith, but GSC makes no warranty, express or implied, regarding the accuracy, reliability, or completeness of the website, content, or services provided, including without limitation, implied warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, title, or fitness for a particular use or purpose. GSC and its members do not endorse particular products, processes, uses, or applications, and this website is not intended to provide specific advice on particular products, processes, uses, or applications. Users should consult with the manufacturers, suppliers, their advisors, and other appropriate sources about specific products, processes, uses, or applications. GSC does not represent or warrant that the website, content, or services available through the site are accurate, complete, reliable, or error-free, that information will always be available, or that the website or the servers, hardware, or software used in connection with the website are free of viruses, malware, or other harmful components. To the extent permitted by law, neither GSC nor its officers, directors, employees, members, or agents shall be responsible for any direct, indirect, incidental or consequential damages, damages from loss of use or profits, or cost of procurement of substitute goods or services, in contract, tort or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the use of or reliance upon this website or content or services provided on or in connection with the website.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless GSC and its officers, directors, employees, members, and agents from and against any and all claims, liabilities, damages, actions, judgments, demands, costs and expenses (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of or related to your use of this website or any breach of these terms and conditions or our privacy policy.


If any provision of these terms and conditions is deemed unlawful, void, or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be deemed severable from the remainder of these terms and conditions and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remainder of these terms and conditions.

Effective date: March 2013