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TERMS OF USE

Avnet, Inc., on behalf of its subsidiaries and affiliates, including without limitation, Avnet Europe Comm. VA and Avnet EMG GmbH with their business divisions Avnet Silica, Avnet Abacus, Avnet Embedded, Avnet SCS, Avnet Israel, Avnet South Africa, EBV Elektronik, MSC Technologies and Flint (collectively, "Avnet"), operates this Site (i.e., the web site located at www.avnet-silica.com; the "Site") and related content of Avnet and its licensors. Avnet, through the Site, provides online access to information about products available from Avnet (the "Products") for commercial purposes and enables You to purchase Products online, manage Your orders and backlog, monitor the supply chain as well as design new products online (all of the aforesaid collectively referred to as the "Services").

By accessing and using the Site You agree to each of the terms and conditions set forth herein ("Terms of Use"). For certain functionality additional terms may apply. When You use the Services to purchase goods, this act will be subject to the guidelines, terms and agreements applicable to that purchase, e.g. the written agreement between Yourself and Avnet or the Avnet Terms and Conditions of Sale. If these Terms of Use are in any way inconsistent with the Avnet Terms and Conditions of Sale, the latter will prevail unless explicitly stated otherwise in these Terms of Use.

Access to the Site

Registration is not required to access and use the Site. However, in order to access the full functionality of the Services, such as purchasing goods, Your company will need to register for an Avnet Account. Accounts are not provided to consumers and by creating or activating your an account You guarantee that You act on behalf of a company or are an independent business owner. To complete the respective registration, You are to name a, or identify Yourself as the, single and sole representative for Your company ("Customer Web Administrator") for the purposes of use of the Services. From this point on only the Customer Web Administrator will have the exclusive right to access the site and use the Services on behalf of Your company. The Customer Web Administrator can assign limited access rights to specific employees of Your company that include e.g. the right to purchase goods and view and manage past orders. The Customer Web Administrator is responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all Accounts and passwords and for restricting access to the computers used to access the Services, and You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under Customer Web Administrator´s Account or password as well as the assigned limited access Accounts. If You believe that the security or privacy of Your Accounts, passwords or other personal information has been compromised, please contact us immediately under customer.care@silica.com.

License

Subject to Your compliance with these Terms of Use, Avnet or its content providers grant You a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-assignable license to access and make commercial use of the Services and the Site for Your internal business purposes only. This license does not include any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, images or prices; any derivative use of the Services, the Site, or its contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. All rights not expressly granted to You in these Terms of Use or the Avnet Terms and Conditions of Sale are reserved and retained by Avnet or its licensors, suppliers, publishers, rights holders, or other content providers. Neither the Services nor any part thereof may be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Avnet. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Avnet without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Avnet's name or trademarks without the express written consent of Avnet. You may not misuse the Services. You may use the Services only as permitted by law. You may not provide the Service or Avnet Content to any third party or otherwise make use of the Site outside the limited scope of the license. You understand and agree that, in case that You do not comply with these Terms of Use, Avnet reserves the right to, at its sole discretion, terminate Your access to the Site or certain functionalities thereof, as well as to pursue any other appropriate legal action. Condition precedent for Your continued use of the Services is that You refrain from any action that might compromise the accessibility or security or integrity of the Site, the Content, or might otherwise violate the rights of Avnet, other Users or third parties.

User-provided Content

If and as You provide any information or materials, by upload or any other means, to the Site (User-provided Content), You guarantee Avnet that You have the right to do so and that such User-provided Content will not violate any law or the rights of any third party. If such User-provided Content is intended by You to be made available to third parties, You grant Avnet a non-exclusive,  royalty-free, unlimited worldwide, irrevocable and perpetual license to host, store, display, distribute, use, modify and create derivative works from such User-provided Content as intended, in any manner or media, as whole or in part. This license subsists even if You discontinue Your use of the Services. You guarantee that You have the right to grant such license to Avnet. Avnet reserves the right to delete or otherwise remove User-provided Content at its sole discretion, e.g. if it is deemed inappropriate or inflammatory. If such User-provided Content are received, You acknowledge that (a) they will not be considered confidential or proprietary, (b) Avnet are under no obligation to keep such information confidential; and (c) Avnet may use or not use such User-provided Content as it deems appropriate in its sole discretion.

Privacy

Please review our Privacy Notice and Cookie Statement, which also governs Your use of the Services, to understand how we use and ensure the security of Your personal information, if and as You provide us therewith.

Electronic Communications

When You use the Services, or send e-mails to us, You are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically, if and when appropriate. We will, among other means of communication, occasionally communicate with You by e-mail. In doing so, if and when we request a Message Disposition Notification or other means of notification of receipt regarding e-mails sent by us, You agree to comply with such request, which includes that You ensure that You have the capability to do so.

Copyright

All information that You perceive, be it visually, acoustically or otherwise, included in or made available through the Services, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, and data compilations (the "Content") is the property of Avnet or its Content suppliers and protected by Untied States or respective other applicable copyright laws. The compilation of all Content included in or made available through the Services is the exclusive property of Avnet and protected by United States or respective other applicable copyright laws.

Trademarks

Graphics, logos, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names included in or made available through the Services are trademarks or trade dress of Avnet in the U.S. and other countries. Avnet's trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Avnet's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Avnet. All other trademarks not owned by Avnet that appear in the Services are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Avnet.

Patents

One or more patents owned by Avnet may apply to the Services and to the features and services accessible via the Services. Portions of the Services may operate under license of one or more patents.

Copyright complaints

Avnet respects the Intellectual Property, patents and trademarks including all similar rights of others. If You are concerned that Your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow our Copyright Notice and Claims Policy procedure as outlined below.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES

THE SERVICES AND ALL INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) AND OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES ARE PROVIDED BY AVNET ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. AVNET MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THE SERVICES, OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE SERVICES, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED IN WRITING. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.
TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, AVNET DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AVNET DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE AVNET SERVICES, INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, PRODUCTS (INCLUDING SOFTWARE) OR OTHER SERVICES INCLUDED ON OR OTHERWISE MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU THROUGH THE AVNET SERVICES, AVNET'S SERVERS OR ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS SENT FROM AVNET ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
CERTAIN LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.

Additional Disclaimers

Notwithstanding and without contradiction or limitation to the foregoing disclaimer of warranties:

Correction of errors and inaccuracies. Avnet does not warrant that the functions performed by the site or the service will be uninterrupted, timely, secure and that all information including, without limitation, prices and delivery periods are correct and free of errors, typologically or otherwise, or that defects, errors or inaccuracies in the site or the service will be corrected. Avnet does not warrant the accuracy or completeness of the content, or that any errors in the content will be corrected. The content may contain typographical errors or other errors or inaccuracies and may not be complete or current. Avnet, however, reserves the right to correct any errors, inaccuracies or omissions and to change or update the content at any time without prior notice.

Site availability and harmlessness. Avnet does not warrant that the Site and/or all or some of its functionalities will be available to You at all times, or that such functionality will be timely, uninterrupted and error-free. Avnet furthermore disclaims all warranties that the Services, i.e. the Site and its Content, Avnet´s servers and electronic communication will be free of viruses or other harmful software or otherwise non-detrimental to Your hardware or software.

Geographic limitations. Like most Internet web sites, this Site is accessible worldwide. However, not all Products or services offered by Avnet are available to all persons or in all geographic locations. Avnet reserves the right to limit the provision of its Products and services to any person, geographic area, or jurisdiction and to limit the quantities of any Products or services that it provides. You agree to comply with all applicable laws and local rules regarding the transmission of technical data, acceptable content, and online conduct.

Third party links. Hypertext links to third party web sites or information do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by Avnet of the third party, the third party web site, or the information contained therein, unless expressly stated on the Site. You acknowledge and agree that Avnet is not responsible for the availability of any such third party web sites and that Avnet does not endorse or warrant, and is not responsible or liable for, any such web site or the content thereon. You are solely responsible for making Your own decisions regarding Your interactions or communications with any other web site.

Infringement Disclaimer. The Content may be subject to patent, trademark, copyright, design and other rights of third parties. AVNET SHALL, OTHER THAN WITH REGARD TO THE TAKEDOWN OF ALLEGEDLY INFRINGING THIRD PARTY MATERIAL STORED ON THE SITE IN ACCORDANCE WITH AVNET´S COPYRIGHT NOTICE AND CLAIMS POLICY AS OUTLINED BELOW, NOT BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE IN THE EVENT OF ANY CLAIM OF INFRINGEMENT OF ANY SUCH RIGHTS. Nothing herein shall be construed to grant any rights or license to use any software or other intellectual property in any manner or for any purpose not expressly permitted by such license agreement.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

AVNET WILL IN NO EVENT, EXCEPT FOR MALICIOUS INTENT, OTHERWISE WILLFUL MISCONDUCT OR GROSSLY NEGLIGENT BEHAVIOR, BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, EXEMPLARY AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOST PROFITS, LOST SAVINGS, OR LOSS OF BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY) ARISING FROM OR RELATING TO THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, (I) THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE, ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONALITIES OR ITS CONTENT; (II) ANY CLAIM ATTRIBUTABLE TO ERRORS, OMISSIONS OR OTHER INACCURACIES IN THE SITE, ANY OF ITS FUNCTIONALITIES OR ITS CONTENT; (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA; OR (IV) STATEMENTS OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY ON THE SITE. THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY OCCURS EVEN IF AVNET HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. SUBJECT TO THE FOREGOING, IN CASE OF A VIOLATION OF A CORE CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION, AVNET´S LIABILITY SHALL NOT EXCEED THE DAMAGES TYPICALLY AND FORESEEABLY OCCURRED IN THE RESPECTIVE INDIVIDUAL SITUATION.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OF THE FOREGOING PROVISIONS, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF AVNET RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SERVICES EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF USD 50,000.-, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ASSERTED FOR SUCH LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, WARRANTY OR OTHERWISE.

IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH THE SERVICES INCLUDING THE SITE, ITS FUNCTIONALITIES AND ITS CONTENT, OR WITH THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SERVICES.

Any claim with respect to the Services must be brought against Avnet within one (1) year from the date the cause of action has arisen.

Indemnity

You understand and agree that You are personally responsible for Your behavior on the Site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Avnet, its joint venturers, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the Service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, special, consequential, punitive, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of Your use or misuse of, or inability to use, the Service including the Site and its Content, including also Your use of the Site to provide a link to another site or to upload content or other information to the Site, Your reliance upon any information or recommendation provided by Customer Care  personnel, or any violation by You of these Terms of Use.

General Provisions

These Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between You and Avnet as regards Your use of the Services. In case any of the provisions herein is deemed invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remainder of provisions will not be affected thereby and will remain in full force and effect. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed according to the laws of the state of New York (without regard to its conflict of law provisions). For purposes of litigating any dispute that arises under these Terms of Use, Avnet and You hereby submit to and consent to the jurisdiction of the State of Arizona, and agree that such litigation will be conducted in the courts of Maricopa County, Arizona, or the federal courts for the United States for the District of Arizona.

Changes to these Terms of Use

Avnet reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice to You. In the event of a change, Avnet will notify You thereof via e-mail to the e-mail-address stated in Your Account.

Copyright Notice and Claims Policy

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to Avnet´s Designated Agent (the "Copyright Agent").

Note: the following information is provided for purposes of notifying Avnet of a possible infringement of Your copyrighted material. Please refrain from using this information to contact our Copyright Agent for other purposes, such as technical assistance, piracy claims etc. Such requests cannot and will not be replied to through this process.

Notices of copyright infringement should be sent in written form to our Copyright Agent:
Copyright Agent
Avnet, Inc.
2211 S. 47th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Telephone: +1 480-643-2000
Fax: +1 480-794-9782
Email: copyrightagent@avnet.com

The notification should include the following information:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed ("Complaining Party").
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site.
(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to locate the material.
(iv) Information reasonably sufficient to permit the service provider to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted.
(v) A statement that the Complaining Party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the contested manner is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law.
(vi) A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

Upon receipt of the written notification containing the information as outlined in (i) through (vi) above, Avnet shall:

(i) remove or disable access to the material that is alleged to be infringing;
(ii) forward the written notification to such alleged infringer ("Subscriber");
(iii) take reasonable steps to promptly notify the Subscriber that it has removed or disabled access to the material.

To be effective, a Counter Notification must be a written communication provided to the Avnet´s Designated Agent that includes substantially the following:

(i) A physical or electronic signature of the Subscriber;
(ii) Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
(iii) A statement under penalty of perjury that the Subscriber has a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled;
(iv) The Subscriber's name, address, and telephone number, and a statement that the Subscriber consents to the jurisdiction of Federal District Court for the judicial district in which the address is located, or if the Subscriber's address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which the Avnet may be found, and that the Subscriber will accept service of process from the person who provided notification or an agent of such person.
Upon receipt of a Counter Notification containing the information as outlined in 1 through 4 above, Avnet shall:
(i) promptly provide the Complaining Party with a copy of the Counter Notification;
(ii) inform the Complaining Party that it will replace the removed material or cease disabling access to it within ten (10) business days;
(iii) replace the removed material or cease disabling access to the material within ten (10) to fourteen (14) business days following receipt of the Counter Notification, provided Avnet's Designated Agent has not received notice from the Complaining Party that an action has been filed seeking a court order to restrain Subscriber from engaging in infringing activity relating to the material on Avnet's network or system.
 

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