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Cautionary Statement Under Federal Securities Laws
Except for historical information contained herein, the information set forth in this communication contains forward-looking statements that are based on management’s beliefs, certain assumptions made by management and management’s current expectations, outlook, estimates and projections about the markets and economy in which the Company and its various businesses operate. Words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “opines,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “should,” “targets” and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions (“Future Factors”), which are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes may differ materially from what is expected or forecasted in such forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of future events, new information or otherwise. Future Factors which could cause actual outcomes to differ materially from those discussed include but are not limited to: general economic and business and market conditions; no improvement or weakening in U.S., European and Asian economies; increases in interest rates; changes in foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar; customer acceptance of new products; efficacy of new technology; changes in U.S. or foreign laws and regulations; increased competitive and/or customer pressure; loss of key customers; the Company’s ability to maintain chemical price increases or achieve targeted price increases; higher-than-expected product, raw material and energy costs and availability for certain chemical product lines; unexpected changes in the antidumping duties on certain products; increased foreign competition in the calcium hypochlorite markets; inability to obtain transportation for our chemicals; unfavorable court decisions, including unfavorable decisions in appeals of antidumping rulings, arbitration or jury decisions, tax matters or patent matters; the supply/demand balance for the Company’s products, including the impact of excess industry capacity; failure to achieve targeted cost-reduction programs; capital expenditures in excess of those scheduled; environmental costs in excess of those projected; the occurrence of unexpected manufacturing interruptions/outages at customer, supplier or Company plants; unfavorable weather conditions for swimming pool use; realization of deferred taxes; inability to expand sales in the professional pool dealer market; the impact of global weather changes; changes in the Company’s stock price; ability to obtain financing at attractive rates; financial market disruptions that impact our customers or suppliers; gains or losses on derivative instruments; implementation of the Company’s R&D consolidation consistent with the Company’s expectations; achievement of the Company’s multi-faceted margin improvement plan, including technology improvements which result in lower processing, energy and other costs; and unfavorable changes in the regulatory status of the Company’s products.
Disclaimer Of Endorsement
Reference herein to any products, services, processes, links to third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, and supplier or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply the endorsement, approval, sponsorship or recommendation by Arch Chemicals, Inc. or its affiliates. Product and service information are the sole responsibility of each individual vendor. Your linking from this web site to any other web site is at your own risk.
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This web site was developed in the United States of America in accordance with and shall be governed by, and your browsing in and use of the web site shall be deemed acceptance of, the laws of the State of Connecticut, United States of America. Notwithstanding the foregoing, this web site may be viewed internationally and may contain references to products or services not available in all countries. References to a particular product or service do not imply that Arch Chemicals, Inc. or its affiliates intend to make such products or services available in such countries.
Arch Chemicals Commitment to Privacy
Arch Chemicals, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates respect the privacy of visitors to our web sites and are committed to protecting your privacy on line. We pledge to safeguard the personal information that you provide us, and to make every reasonable effort to use this information only as you choose.
This privacy statement describes our online privacy practices and explains the choices you have about the way your information is collected and used. It also explains the security measures taken to protect your information, your ability to access your own information and whom you can contact at Arch Chemicals to answer questions about this privacy statement and to resolve any issues that might arise.
Contacts at Arch Chemicals
If you have questions or concerns about your privacy when using this web site or another Arch Chemicals web site, please contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by mail at:
Online Privacy Office
501 Merritt 7
Norwalk, CT 06851 USA
You can access our web site home page and browse our sites without disclosing your personal data. Our web servers may collect the name of the domain you used to access the Internet and the web site you came from and visit next. If we collect this information, it is aggregated to measure critical data such as the number of site visits, page views, average visiting time and other statistics about visits to particular sites.
The Collection of Personal Information
We do not collect personally identifiable information about you on this site without your knowledge, and all such information is collected directly from you. There are certain services or areas of Arch web sites, such as a section where you can order products or access services, where we will ask that you register and provide us with needed information about you and/or your company. This information may include information about you and your company such as your name, title, company, address, telephone number, email address, interests and other similar types of information. We store this information in the United States and we use it for these general purposes:
- To fulfill your requests for products and services
- To improve our services
- To contact you
- To conduct research.
In addition to the information that you input, Arch may use Internet technology to collect information that relates to your use of this web site, such as what browser you are using or the domain name from which you entered the site. You may not be aware when this information is being collected. We typically use such information to improve the administration of our system and to identify needed improvements to the web site.
We pledge only to use your personal information in the ways specified when it was collected. We will not subsequently change the way in which we use your personal information unless you consent to the new usage. We do not collect information about our visitors from other sources, such as public records or bodies or private organizations.
Use of Your Information
Arch Chemicals will not use this information except for the purposes stated in this policy without your prior consent.
Certain information that you provide may not be treated as private information. For example, you may choose to provide Arch Chemicals with information beyond that requested on the web site. This might involve using a contact us button or similar mechanisms to provide feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, plans, products ideas or the like. Please be aware that Arch Chemicals, Inc. and its subsidiaries will consider such information to be unsolicited, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Receipt of such information shall not in any way prevent or restrict the use, manufacture, development or sale by Arch Chemicals, Inc. or its subsidiaries of products or services based upon or similar to the information provided. And unless otherwise specified or agreed upon, Arch Chemicals, Inc. and its subsidiaries shall not have any obligation to compensate any party for any information provided through this web site.
Sharing Your Personal Information
Arch Chemicals, Inc. (or its subsidiary or affiliate, as the case may be) will be the sole owner of the personal and web access information collected through this web site. Arch will not sell or rent this personal information to unaffiliated third parties unless we obtain your prior consent. We may, however, aggregate or compile information to identify general markets, trends, usage and the like, but this aggregate information would not personally identify you.
Data we collect is shared among Arch Chemicals and its subsidiaries and affiliates for the purposes indicated in this policy. We also may share this information with third parties who are assisting us in any of the purposes stated in this policy. When we share such information with unaffiliated third parties, we will require those companies to agree not to retain, share, store or use personal data for any purpose other than providing assistance to Arch Chemicals, Inc. for the valid purposes described in this policy.
We will share information we have collected with third parties as required by law, regulation, legal process or governmental inquiry.
Exchange of Information by Visitors
Our web site does not enable our visitors to communicate with each other or to post information to be accessed by other unaffiliated visitors.
Cookies and Storing Information on Your Computer
A cookie is a small text file we place on your computer that enables us to enhance website navigation and functionality, to verify your identity, and to personalize aspects of your experience on our website. We use two types of cookies:
transient or session cookies are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your computer until you close your browser, at which point they are deleted. We use a session cookie to maintain your login session on all Arch Chemicals websites that offer registration and login capabilities.
persistent or stored cookies that remain permanently in the cookie file of your computer. We use a stored cookie on all Arch Chemicals websites in conjunction with WebTrends analytics software. WebTrends enables us to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics to understand how users interact with our sites and to help us improve the structure of our websites.
Our cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive, read cookie files created by other web sites or track any personal information about you. Most Internet browsers allow you to erase cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. Information on how to delete and/or manage cookies can be found using your browser Help feature. However, be aware that if you reject cookies, functionality on this site may be limited.
Safeguarding Your Information
Arch Chemicals takes reasonable precautions to keep all information obtained from our online visitors secure against unauthorized access and use and we periodically review our security measures in an effort to ensure your privacy. To accomplish this we have put in place certain physical, managerial, electronic and security procedures to safeguard and protect the information that we collect online. Arch Chemicals employees who have access to and are associated with the processing of personal data are trained to understand and comply with these privacy principles.
Arch Chemicals will not retain personal information any longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected.
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13 and we will delete that personal information if we learn that it is from a child under the age of 13.
Links to Separate Web Sites
This web site may contain links to other web sites that may be maintained by third parties. Arch Chemicals, Inc. and its subsidiaries are not responsible for the privacy or other practices of such third-party web sites. Further, neither Arch Chemicals, Inc. nor its subsidiaries are responsible for the content contained on linked web sites. The user uses such information at his or her own risk. We encourage you to read and understand the privacy statements and related legal notices on such other web sites.
Keeping Accurate Information
We need your help to ensure that your personal or company information is correct in our systems. You are solely responsible for maintaining and updating any information entered by you so that such information is current, complete, truthful and accurate at all times. To access, review and update your information or if you wish to be removed from our site database, you can log in and use your account ID and password. You also have the option of contacting us at email@example.com or at the address outlined above.
Transferring Personal Information
Arch Chemicals may process or store your information in databases outside your jurisdiction, including the United States of America. By providing your personal information to us on this site, you consent to the transfer of such data. If you do not consent, you should not provide personal information on this site. If you have any questions concerning this practice, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or at the address outlined above.