Copyright and legal disclaimer

The graphics, documents, and articles contained on this World Wide Web (www) site and PolyOne sites elsewhere on the Internet are the copyrighted work of PolyOne Corporation and contain proprietary trademarks and trade names of the company, its subsidiaries, and joint ventures. PolyOne Corporation hereby authorizes you to copy documents published by PolyOne on the World Wide Web for noncommercial use within your organization or for educational research purposes only. In consideration of this authorization, you agree that any copies made of these documents or articles shall retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained herein and therein. They may not be sold for profit or incorporated in commercial documents without the written permission of PolyOne Corporation.

Nothing contained herein shall constitute a grant of any license or right under any patent or trademark of PolyOne Corporation, its subsidiaries and joint ventures, or any third party, nor shall it be so construed as conferring any such license or right by implication, estoppel, implication by law, or otherwise. Except as expressly provided above, nothing contained herein shall be construed as conferring any license, permitted use or right under any PolyOne Corporation copyright.

Note that any product, process, or technology in this document may be the subject of other intellectual property rights reserved by PolyOne Corporation, and is not licensed hereunder. The articles, information and works provided in this World Wide Web site and PolyOne Corporation sites elsewhere on the Internet are provided "AS IS," WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NONINFRINGEMENT, OR OTHERWISE. Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusion may not apply to you.

The PolyOne Corporation assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained on the PolyOne Web site. Decisions based on data or information are the responsibility of the individual.

Any PolyOne publication is based upon information and/or tests that are believed to be reliable, but may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes may be periodically made to these publications; these changes will be incorporated in new editions of these publications. PolyOne may make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in these publications at any time without notice.

Information, suggestions, and comments received by PolyOne regarding a published document shall be deemed to be nonconfidential and PolyOne shall have no obligation of any kind with respect thereto, and PolyOne shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose and distribute the information to others without limitation. Further, PolyOne shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such information for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such information.

Privacy Statement

The PolyOne Corporation gathers two types of information about its users:

  • Data that users provide through voluntary registration on our site.
  • Aggregated tracking information derived mainly by tallying page views throughout our site.

Such information enables us to better tailor our content to users' needs and helps us understand the demographics of our audience. Information is gathered using the following:

  • User Registration - Although many features of this web site are available to anonymous users, some areas require registration prior to accessing content. By registering, users take advantage of various personalized features such as the ability to invoke unique functions and content based on their identity. During registration, users supply information required to enable transactions including, but not limited to, username, password, address, e-mail address and country.
  • Usage Tracking - The PolyOne Corporation tracks user traffic patterns throughout this site; however, we do not correlate this information with data about individual users. PolyOne does segment overall usage statistics according to a user's domain name, browser type, and MIME type by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user's browser).
  • Cookies - A cookie is a small data file that some web sites attach to users' hard drives when they visit the sites. A cookie file can contain information, such as a user ID, which the site uses to track the pages users have visited. The only personal information a cookie can contain has to be supplied by the user.

A cookie cannot read data off a hard disk or read cookie files created by other sites. PolyOne Corporation uses cookies to track user traffic patterns (as described above) when users register for access to restricted areas of this site. When users register, PolyOne uses a cookie to store the user ID. Cookies enable users to enter various parts of the PolyOne site as a registered user without having to log on each time and to visit other restricted areas of the site with similar security settings.

Use of Collected Information 

The PolyOne Corporation uses any information voluntarily given by our users to enhance their experience in our site, whether to provide interactive or personalized elements on the site or to better prepare future content based on the interests of our users. PolyOne Corporation does not share user lists with outside parties, including advertisers, but may share the information within its family of companies (PolyOne’s subsidiaries and affiliates). We use tracking information to determine which areas of our site are most (and least) popular based on traffic to those areas. This helps us continue to build a better service for our users.

Opt-Out Policy

The PolyOne Corporation gives users options wherever necessary and practical. Users may choose not to participate in certain interactive areas, including the MSDS or Technical Service Report portions of this site, which alleviates the need to collect any information from the user.

Safe Harbor Compliance

PolyOne Corporation complies with the safe harbor standards developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in connection with the European Union Directive on Data Protection. The principal information collected by PolyOne that is subject to the safe harbor standards is information about PolyOne’s employees used to administer the employment relationship. PolyOne employees seeking more information on PolyOne’s Privacy Policy should refer to the policy statement on the Company's intranet site. PolyOne also may collect information from customers and suppliers necessary to conclude business transactions, including name, address, phone number, e-mail address and credit-related information.

Unless required by law or regulation, PolyOne will not disclose personal information to third parties that are not acting on behalf of PolyOne or use such information for purposes that are incompatible with the purposes for which it was collected without first giving the person who provided the information the right to "opt out" from the disclosure or use.

Your California Privacy Rights

Beginning on January 1, 2005, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of PolyOne who are California residents to request certain information regarding PolyOne’s disclosure of personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To request such information, please contact us.

PolyOne has adopted measures to minimize the risk of unauthorized disclosure, loss or misuse of personal information provided to the Company. Any nonemployee who desires to review, amend or correct information relating to them, or has a question about personal information submitted to PolyOne should contact the Company’s Vice President of Human Relations at 33587 Walker Road, Avon Lake, Ohio 44012. Employees should contact their local human resources representative.

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