Copyright & Disclaimer

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Birla Carbon Company and its related companies are now under the ownership of the Aditya Birla Group. The website of Birla Carbon Company (“Birla Carbon”) can provide you with detailed information about Birla Carbon, its related companies, and their key programs and initiatives. We have included information regarding the history of the company, our products and their distribution, our initiatives to protect the environment, and our commitment to the community and to our people.

TERMS OF USE

Birla Carbon World Wide Web Site Terms of Use

ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The following terms apply to your use of this World Wide Web site (“site”). By browsing, viewing, using, or accessing this site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to comply with these terms. You also agree to comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including any applicable United States export and re-export control laws and regulations. If you do not agree to comply with these terms, then do not use this site. Birla Carbon may unilaterally revise these Terms of Use at any time by posting revised Terms of Use on this page of the site. Accordingly, please review these Terms of Use regularly.

SINGLE-COPY LICENSE

The entire contents of this site are copyrighted under United States law and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. Birla Carbon holds the copyright for all material on this site. Except as stated within these Terms of Use or without Birla Carbon’s prior written permission, you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products, or services obtained from this site. You may download one copy of the materials on this site onto a single computer only for your personal, non-commercial internal use. This is a single-copy, single-use license, not a transfer of title, and this license is subject to the restrictions stated within the Terms of Use. In addition to the restrictions stated above, you may not modify the materials, use them for any commercial purpose, display them publicly, or remove any copyright or other proprietary notice from them. You may not disrupt, modify, or interfere with this site or its associated software, hardware, or servers or impede or interfere with others’ use of the site. Further, you may not alter or tamper with any information or materials on, or associated with, the site, nor may you attempt to copy, adapt, decipher, decompile, disassemble, or reverse engineer any of the software contained on this site or the HTML code or any other code used to generate this site. If you breach any of the Terms of Use, this license automatically terminates. Birla Carbon may terminate this license at any time without notice for any reason. You may terminate this agreement by destroying all material obtained from this site. Upon termination of this license for any reason, you must immediately destroy all material you have downloaded or obtained from this site. All material on this site is provided for lawful purposes only. Unauthorized use of this material may violate copyright laws, trademarks laws, the laws of privacy and publicity, communications regulations and statutes, or other applicable laws, rules, or regulations, and may subject you to criminal penalties and/or civil liability.

MIRROR SITES

Without Birla Carbon’s written permission, you may not mirror any part of this site or any material contained on this site on any server or computer.

U.S. GOVERNMENT RESTRICTED RIGHTS

The material on this site is provided with “RESTRICTED RIGHTS.” Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is subject to restrictions as stated within these Terms of Use and in applicable laws and regulations, including FAR 52.227-14 and DFAR 252.227-7013, et seq. Use of this site by the Government constitutes acknowledgment and acceptance of Birla Carbon’s proprietary rights in the material on this site.

TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, service marks, and logos used and displayed on this site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Birla Carbon and others. The Aditya Birla – Birla Carbon logo is a trademark of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Pvt. Ltd. of India. The following are trademarks of one of the affiliated Birla Carbon companies: Birla Carbon, Conductex, Furnex, Neotex, Statex, Raven, and Ultra, Jetcarb are registered in the U.S. and in various foreign countries. Columbian Chemicals Canada Ltd., Columbian Tiszai Carbon Limited; Columbian Carbon Europa S.r.L.; Columbian Chemicals Korea Co., Ltd., Columbian Chemicals Company, Alexandria Carbon Black Company S.A.E.,, Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd., Indigold Carbon (Netherlands) B.V., and the HiTech Division of Aditya Birla Nuvo, Ltd.each has registered its name and logo in their respective countries of operation. Other trademarks referenced on this site are registered trademarks in one or more foreign countries. Without Birla Carbon’s express written permission, you are not granted, expressly, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any trademark, service mark, or logo displayed on this site. You agree to indemnify,

defend, and hold Birla Carbon and all of its officers, directors, owners, employees, agents, information providers, affiliates, partners, and licensors harmless from and against any liability, losses, costs, and expenses (including attorneys’ fees) incurred by any party in connection with any claim including claims for copyright infringement or trademark infringement arising out of your use of this site, your violation of these Terms of Use, or your violation of the rights of any other person or entity. Birla Carbon reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter for which you are required to indemnify us and you agree to cooperate with our defense of these claims.

SUBMISSIONS TO BIRLA CARBON

Any information communicated to Birla Carbon through this or other sites becomes Birla Carbon’s exclusive property, which entity is entitled to use any information for any purpose without restriction or compensation to any person.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

The material on this site is provided “as is,” without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. The statements, opinions, and/or recommendations contained on this site are based on information, data, reports, or tests believed to be reliable. To the fullest extent possible, under applicable law, Birla Carbon disclaims all warranties, express, implied, or statutory, including implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement or other violation of rights. Birla Carbon does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use, validity, accuracy, or reliability of the materials on this site. Statements concerning the possible use of Birla Carbon products are not intended as recommendations to use those products in the infringement of any patent.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

Under no circumstances will Birla Carbon be liable for any direct, indirect, special, incidental, consequential, or other damages, including loss of programs, loss of data, loss of use of computer or other systems, or lost profits, arising from your use or your inability to use the materials on this site. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

ERRORS

Material on this site may contain technical or other inaccuracies, omissions, or typographical errors, for which Birla Carbon assumes no responsibility. Use this site at your sole risk. Material may be changed or updated without notice.

OTHER SITES

Birla Carbon makes no representations about any other site that you may access through this site. When you access a non- Birla Carbon site, you are accessing an independent site over which Birla Carbon has no control or responsibility, and you do so at your sole risk. The presence on this site of links to non-Birla Carbon sites does not mean that Birla Carbon endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of those sites. Birla Carbon is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of the linked site.

LOCATION OF OPERATION

This site is operated from the State of Georgia, United States of America, and Birla Carbon make no representation that content provided is applicable or appropriate for use in other locations. Your use of this site does not subject Birla Carbon to judicial process in or to the jurisdiction of courts or other tribunals in your jurisdiction or location.

ENFORCEMENT OF TERMS OF USE

These terms are governed by and must be interpreted according to the laws of the State of Georgia, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law. Birla Carbon’s failure to enforce any right granted by these Terms of Use or by law may not be considered a waiver of its right to enforce any other right or to take action in response to your future breach of these Terms of Use or your violation of the law. No waiver of any right granted to Birla Carbon under these Terms of Use is effective unless stated in writing and signed by an authorized representative of Birla Carbon. If a provision of these Terms of Use is found to be unenforceable, then that provision either may be enforced to the maximum extent allowed by law or it may be considered severed. Any unenforceable provision does not invalidate any other provision of these Terms of Use.