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PLEASE READ THIS DOCUMENT CAREFULLY AS IT CONTAINS IMPORTANT TERMS AND CONDITIONS THAT GOVERN YOUR USE OF SHRED-IT INTERNATIONAL INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARY AND AFFILIATE (collectively referred to herein as “We” or “Shred-it”) WEBSITES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO www.shredit.com, www.shredit.co.uk, www.shredit.ie, www.shredit.de, www.shredit.fr, www.securit.com (COLLECTIVELY “SHRED-IT WEBSITES” AND EACH A “WEBSITE”) BY ACCESSING OR USING THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVICES YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS WITHOUT MODIFICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ANY OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS, YOU MUST NOT ACCESS OR USE THIS WEBSITE.

We provide this website and its services to you subject to the following terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions from time to time without notice or liability to you by posting revised Terms and Conditions on the Website. Your continued use of the Website will constitute acceptance of the revised Terms and Conditions so please check back regularly to read the most recent version.

NO WARRANTIES

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW, THE WEBSITE, AND ANY CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH WE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM. WE DO NOT ENDORSE AND MAKE NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT, AND WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. WE MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING THE CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SPECIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ACCESS TO, USE OF OR RELIANCE ON THE CONTENT (EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES) OR THAT ARISE IN CONNECTION WITH MISTAKES OR OMISSIONS IN, OR DELAYS IN TRANSMISSION OF, INFORMATION TO OR FROM THE USER, ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR DELIVERY, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR FILES, INTERRUPTIONS IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONNECTIONS TO THE WEBSITE OR VIRUSES, WHETHER CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY NEGLIGENCE, ACTS OF GOD, TELECOMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OF, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO THE WEBSITE OR THE CONTENT. IF NOTWITHSTANDING THE FOREGOING, WE SHOULD BE FOUND LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE WHICH ARISES OUT OF OR IS IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH ANY OF THE SERVICES OR USES OF THE WEBSITE OR THE INFORMATION, OUR TOTAL LIABILITY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE SHALL IN NO EVENT EXCEED IN THE AGGREGATE $100 USD OR THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE, IF ANY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER.

INDEMNIFICATION

You shall indemnify and save harmless us and our respective parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, franchisees, officers, directors, employees, consultants, representatives and agents from and against any claim, cause of action or demand, including without limitation reasonable legal, accounting and other professional fees, resulting from or related to (a) your breach of any of these Terms and Conditions (including any terms incorporated by reference); (b) your access to or use of this Website; or (c) your use or reliance on, publication, communication or distribution of anything on or from this Website.

COPYRIGHT

The Information is protected by United States and international copyright law and treaty provisions, trademarks laws, and other proprietary rights laws. You must not copy, reproduce, republish, post, transmit, display, perform, distribute, modify, publish, license or create derivative works, link to or frame in another website, use on any other website, or transfer to sell from the Information or any part of it without our prior written approval. However, you may download one copy of the Information for your personal, non-commercial viewing only, provided that you do not remove or alter any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice. Unauthorized use of this Websiteand/or the Information may violate applicable copyright, trademark or other intellectual property laws or other laws.

If you want to reproduce any of the Information, please send us a request here. We may approve or deny any such request in our sole discretion.

If you believe that any material on our website infringes anyone's copyright, please notify us here. Be sure to describe the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed, and a description of where the alleged infringing material is located.

USE OF SITE

The Website is directed to those individuals and entities located in the United States. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Website and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Website. We make no representation that the information, opinions, advice or other content on the Website (collectively, "Content") is appropriate or that its products and services are available outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

This Website is not intended for use by, children under the age of 18. Use of the Website is void where prohibited by applicable law. In our sole discretion, in addition to any other rights or remedies available to us and without any liability whatsoever, we at any time and without notice or liability to you may terminate or restrict your access to any component of this Website. In the event of such termination or restriction, these terms and conditions of use shall continue to apply and be binding upon you with respect of your prior use of the Website and of the Information.

TRADE-MARKS

SECURIT®, SHRED-IT®, COMMUNITY SHRED-IT® and all other trade marks and trade names appearing on this Website are owned by us or our licensors. You may not use any such trademarks without the express written permission of the trademark owner.

PRIVACY

We are committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information provided to us. To achieve this objective, we have developed and implemented a privacy policy, the terms of which are incorporated into these Terms and Conditions, that sets out how your information will be collected, stored and used. For more information regarding our privacy policies, please click here.

COMMUNICATION USING THE WEBSITE

This Website may contain bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums and other communications facilities designed to allow you to communicate with others. You may not use these features or this Website to communicate anything infringing, defamatory, threatening, hateful, harassing, abusive, unlawful, vulgar, obscene, harmful or potentially harmful, invasive of anyone's privacy or any content that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offence, give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. We do not generally monitor and filter the content posted within these communications facilities; however, we may review and delete any materials without cause, notice or explanation.

You agree not to submit or transmit any e-mails or materials through the Website that: (i) are defamatory, threatening, obscene or harassing, (ii) contain a virus, worm, Trojan horse or any other harmful component, (iii) incorporate copyrighted or other proprietary material of any third party without that party's permission or (iv) otherwise violate any applicable laws.

We shall not be subject to any obligations of confidentiality regarding any information or materials that you submit online except as specified in these Terms of Use, or as set forth in any additional terms and conditions relating to specific products or services, or as otherwise specifically agreed or required by law.

You hereby grant us a non-exclusive, world-wide, irrevocable right and license to use, copy, reproduce, republish, post, transmit, display, perform, distribute, modify and create derivative works from any comments, suggestions, feedback, material or information you post or otherwise provide to this Website or to us ("Your Postings"). You waive in favor of our successors and us and assign all moral rights you may have in Your Postings.

You hereby represent and warrant that you have all necessary rights in and to each of Your Postings and that Your Postings, when displayed on this Website or otherwise used by us, will not infringe any proprietary or other rights of any third party. YOU AGREE TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS US AND OUR OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, SHAREHOLDERS, EMPLOYEES AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM AND AGAINST ALL LOSSES, COSTS, DAMAGES, EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES (INCLUDING ACTUAL LEGAL FEES) ARISING FROM OR OUT OF OR AS A RESULT OF OR RELATING IN ANY MANNER WHATSOEVER TO ANY MATERIAL BREACH OF THE ABOVE REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES.

OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

This Website may describe products, programs and services that are not available or are prohibited in some countries. These descriptions do not imply that we intend to make those products, programs or services available in every country, or that those products, programs and services may be used lawfully in your country.

All sales of our products and services are subject to our standard terms and conditions of sale, which we will provide to you upon request.

LINKING

For your convenience, we may provide links to various other Websites that may be of interest to you and for your convenience only. The sites that are linked from this Website are not under our control. We do not have or assume any responsibility or liability for any communications or materials available at those linked sites. We do not endorse the content contained in any third party website. We do not make any representation, warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory of any kind regarding any third party website, including without limitation any representation or warranty regarding the legality, accuracy, reliability, quality, completeness, timeliness, non infringement, security, or suitability of any content on a third party website. We do not make any representation or warranty regarding the merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose of any content, goods or services on or made available through any third party websites. Nor do we make any representation, warranty or condition, express, implied or statutory that the operation of any third party website will be uninterrupted, free of error, viruses or any other harmful components. All links are provided for your convenience only and if you choose to access any third party website, you do so entirely at your own risk.

If you wish to provide a link to this Website from your website, you may only link to our home page. You must not use any of our icons on your website, and you may not use the link to suggest that we sponsor, endorse, approve of or are affiliated to your website.

RELATIONSHIP OF THE PARTIES

Neither of us nor any of our respective officers, agents or employees will be held or construed to be partners, joint ventures, fiduciaries, employees or agents of the other as a result of these Terms and Conditions or your use of the Website.

NO Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the Website, you warrant Shred-it that you will not use the Website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions, and notices. You may not use the Website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the Website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the Site.

Governing Law, Location and Miscellaneous

These Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Delaware, USA, without reference to its choice of law rules. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification.

Separate Agreements

You may have other agreements with Shred-it. Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with Shred-it

DMCA Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent

We respect the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify our agent and provide 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.
(ii) Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.
(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.
(iv) Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you. (v) A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of 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 you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

The Site's Copyright Agent can be reached at:

Shred-it International Inc.

Attn: Marketing

2794 South Sheridan Way

Oakville, ON L6J7T4

(905) 829-2794

info@shredit.com

Arbitration

Except as regarding any action seeking equitable relief, including without limitation for the purpose of protecting any Shred-it confidential information and/or intellectual property rights, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or this Website shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules, in effect at the time the proceedings begin, of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be held in Wilmington, Delaware, USA.

All information relating to or disclosed by any party in connection with the arbitration of any disputes hereunder shall be treated by the parties, their representatives, and the arbitrator as proprietary business information. Such information shall not be disclosed by any party or their respective representatives without the prior written authorization of the party furnishing such information. Such information shall not be disclosed by the arbitrator without the prior written authorization of all parties. Each party shall bear the burden of its own counsel fees incurred in connection with any arbitration proceedings.

Judgment upon the award returned by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties or their assets or application of enforcement, as the case may be. Any award by the arbitrator shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the parties. The parties hereby waive all rights to judicial review of the arbitrator's decision and any award contained therein.

GENERAL

These Terms and Conditions, together with those incorporated by reference, constitute the entire agreement between us and you pertaining to your use of the Website and may not be modified except by us as stated above. We may assign these Terms and Conditions, in whole or in part, at any time. Our failure to insist upon or enforce strict performance of any right or provision of the Terms and Conditions shall not constitute or be construed as a waiver of any right or provision. Certain portions of these Website Terms and Conditions may be superseded by terms of other contracts between you and us. If any part of these Website Terms and Conditions is unlawful, void or unenforceable, then that part is severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining disclaimers, terms and conditions. We reserve the right at any time to change or discontinue any feature of the website or begin charging for access to the website.

These Website Terms and Conditions were last updated on 28 June 2012.

Privacy Policy

This statement discloses our privacy practices and policies relating to this Website. If you have any questions about these practices and policies, please contact us here, or contact our privacy officer directly here.

In this document, the words "we", "us" "our", and “Shred-it” refer to Shred-it International Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates.

INFORMATION COLLECTION, USE AND DISCLOSURE

We collect, use and disclose certain personal information from and about you during your use of the Website.

Collection: We collect information regarding the areas of the Website you visit, the websites you previously visited, the websites you link to when you leave our website, and the Information and data you request, view and download from or through the website. We also collect information you provide through the website (for example, through guestbook, submission forms, emails, chat groups, postings, order forms and other submissions).

We may also collect information from you through the use of "cookies". Cookies are small pieces of data, which are stored on your computer to allow your web browser to remember something about our Website. Cookies are useful because they allow us to personalize our site for you. For example, cookies can be used to list the contents of your virtual shopping cart or to remember your password so that you do not need to enter it every time you log onto our site.

Use: We use the information we collect from you to verify your identity and protect against error and fraud, comply with legal and regulatory requirements, personalize our Website to your interests, enhance your experience on our site, provide you with information regarding our products and services, process your orders, bill you, send marketing materials to you and to achieve other purposes as may, from time to time, be permitted by law. We use and disclose your personal information only for the purposes for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required by law. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personally identifiable information to any third parties. This does not include third party service providers who assist us in operating our Website, conducting our business or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential.

Disclosure: We share aggregated demographic information about our users with our business associates, but this information cannot be used to identify any particular individual. We also disclose your personal information to our payment and delivery associates to allow the processing, billing and delivery of your orders. We may also disclose your information when we believe it’s appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety. In the unlikely event that we, any of our affiliated companies, brands or substantially all of any of our assets are acquired by an unrelated third party, your personal information may be one of the transferred assets. By providing your personal information to us, you agree that we may disclose your personal information, on a confidential basis, to any prospective transferee and its professional advisors for the purposes of their due diligence investigations, the completion of any such transaction and the continued operation of the acquired business.

YOU HEREBY CONSENT TO US COLLECTING, USING AND DISCLOSING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED ABOVE.

LINKS

This website contains links to other sites. This privacy statement only applies to information collected by us. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and policies of these third parties.

RETENTION OF INFORMATION

We will retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which the information was collected. Once the information is no longer required to fulfill these purposes, it will be destroyed, erased or made anonymous.

ACCURACY OF INFORMATION

We want to keep your personal information up to date, accurate and relevant for its intended use. We rely on you to let us know if your address, telephone number or other information changes, so that we may provide you with the best possible service.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION

At your request, we will provide to you a statement explaining the extent to which we hold personal information about you, and we will explain how that information has been used or disclosed by us. You have the right to request access to your personal information we have on record in order to ensure it is accurate. We do not routinely update personal information unless necessary. Nonetheless, if our records regarding your personal information are inaccurate or incomplete, we will amend that information at your request. To access your personal information, a request must be submitted in writing to us as stated above. We will respond to your request for access or information in a reasonable time. There may be times when we are unable to fulfill your request - for example, if providing access to your personal information would reveal confidential commercial or proprietary information or personal information about someone else (and we are unable to separate your data), or if we are prohibited by law from disclosing the information.

SECURITY

The security of your personal information is important to us. We will use appropriate security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft, and unauthorized access. When we are required by law to provide information, we take reasonable steps to verify the lawful authority for the collection and we disclose only the information that is legally required. We review our procedures and security measures regularly to ensure that they are properly administered and remain effective and appropriate for the sensitivity of the information.

CLICKTALE

This site uses ClickTale web analytics service. ClickTale may record mouse clicks, mouse movements, scrolling activity as well as text you type in this website. This site does not use ClickTale to collect any personally identifiable information entered in this website. ClickTale does not track your browsing habits across web sites which do not use ClickTale services. For more information see Privacy Policy for Information Collected by the ClickTale Web Analytics Service. We are using the information collected by ClickTale service to improve service. You can choose to disable the Service at http://www.clicktale.net/disable.html.

OPTING OUT

If you wish to have any of your personal information removed from our databases, or if you no longer want us to send any further communications to you, please click here. Your request will be promptly processed but may not be in time to remove you from communications already in progress. Please note that even if you have opted out of receiving marketing communications, we may still contact you for purposes of administering your account.

Children's Privacy and Parental Controls

We do not solicit any personal information from children. If you are not 18 or older, you are not authorized to use the Site. Parents should be aware that there are parental control tools available online that can be used to prevent children from submitting information online without parental permission or from accessing material that is harmful to minors.

Disclaimer to Security

By consenting to the Terms and Conditions of the Site and hence the Privacy Policy, you consent that no data transmission over the Internet is completely secure. We cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you provide to us and you transmit such information to us at your own risk.

Notification of Changes

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy from time to time at its sole discretion. If at some point in the future, there is a change to our Privacy Policy, unless we obtain your express consent, such change will only apply to information collected after the revised Privacy Policy took effect. Your continued use of the Site indicates your assent to the Privacy Policy as posted.

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