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Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Terms of Service

Last Updated: November 28, 2000

Welcome to the Cooper Tire & Rubber Company ("Cooper") web site ("Web Site")! Before taking advantage of the many useful services offered here, please take a minute to ensure that you understand the terms and conditions of our relationship by reading this important information. By using this Web Site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree with any of these terms, please do not use this Web Site. In addition to these Terms of Service, you agree to the collection and use of your personal information as provided in our Privacy Policy. Cooper reserves the right to update or change these Terms of Service at any time and for any reason, without notice. By continuing to use the services offered on this Web Site, you agree to be bound by any such revisions and should therefore periodically visit and print the latest version of the Terms of Service for your records. For your information, the date of the last update to these Terms of Service is stated at the top of this page.

This agreement includes:

  1. Agreement to Contract Electronically
  2. Privacy
  3. Modifications
  4. Monitoring
  5. Purchasing Policy & Dealer Number Policy
  6. Disclaimers
  7. Limitation of Liability
  8. Intellectual Property
  9. Investor Relations
  10. User Submissions
  11. Links to Other Web Sites
  12. Unsolicited Ideas
  13. General Legal Provisions

Agreement to Contract Electronically

You agree to contract electronically with Cooper. You agree that this electronic Terms of Service agreement, combined with your act of using the services offered on this Web Site or clicking on "I Agree," have the same legal force and effect as a written contract with your written signature and satisfy any laws that require a writing or signature, including any applicable Statute of Frauds. You further agree that you shall not challenge the validity, enforceability, or admissibility of the Terms of Service on the grounds that it was electronically transmitted or authorized. In addition, you acknowledge that you have had the opportunity to print this agreement.

Privacy

We respect your privacy. The information you submit is subject to our Privacy Policy, and you grant Cooper and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the Web Site the right to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store, and use your personal information, as provided for in that policy. We encourage you to print and review the Privacy Policy to assist you in making an informed decision regarding the type of information you would like to submit to us. You can view the most recent version of our Privacy Policy online. Cooper cannot and does not assume any responsibility or liability for any information you submit or for your or any third party's use or misuse of information transmitted or received using this Web Site.

Modifications

We may discontinue, add to, modify, upgrade, or replace all aspects of the Web Site in our sole discretion and without notice. In particular, we reserve the right in our sole discretion to modify, supplement, delete, discontinue, or remove any software, file, publications, information, communication, or other content appearing on or transmitted through the Web Site.

Monitoring

Cooper has no obligation to monitor the services offered in this Web Site or any use thereof or to retain the content of any user session. However, as stated in our Privacy Policy, Cooper reserves the right at all times to monitor, review, retain, and/or disclose any information as necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process, or governmental request or to cooperate with law enforcement and other authorities in investigating a claim of illegal activity. Cooper may use IP addresses to identify a user when we feel it is necessary to enforce compliance with our Terms of Service or to protect our service, Web Site, customers, or others.

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Purchasing Policy & Dealer Number Policy

Purchases: On the Web Site, you will be given the opportunity to purchase Cooper wearable and gift products. Cooper does not sell these products itself. All purchases of these products are made through Boise Marketing Services. You should contact Boise Marketing Services at (888) 633-2114 if you have any questions on purchases made, product availability, product pricing, or other concerns about the products.

Dealer Number: Certain sections and services on the Web Site are only available to Cooper dealers ("Dealers"). These sections can only be accessed by entering your "Dealer Number," which is the number assigned to you when you became a Dealer.

Anyone with knowledge of your Dealer Number can gain access to this Web Site and the information that is available to you. Accordingly, all Dealer Numbers must be kept secret and should only be shared with affiliated parties. By agreeing to these Terms of Service, you agree to be solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your Dealer Number.

As a condition of use, you will also immediately notify Cooper if you become aware of any loss or theft of the Dealer Number or any unauthorized use of the Dealer Number.

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Disclaimers

YOUR USE OF THE WEB SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. NEITHER COOPER NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, THIRD-PARTY CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR SUPPLIERS WARRANTS THAT THE WEB SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; NOR DOES COOPER MAKE ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE RESULTS THAT MAY BE OBTAINED FROM USE OF THE WEB SITE OR AS TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, OR CONTENT OF ANY INFORMATION, SERVICE, OR MERCHANDISE PROVIDED THROUGH THE WEB SITE.

ALL SERVICES, PRODUCTS, MERCHANDISE, CUSTOMIZATION, AND MATERIALS OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEB SITE INCLUDING ALL TEXT, GRAPHICS, LINKS, ANIMATION, JAVA SCRIPT, AND "COOKIES," ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, OTHER THAN THOSE WARRANTIES WHICH ARE IMPLIED BY AND INCAPABLE OF EXCLUSION, RESTRICTION, OR MODIFICATION UNDER THE LAWS APPLICABLE TO THIS AGREEMENT.

THIS DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY APPLIES TO ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION, OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, AND ALL CAUSES OF ACTION FOR THE SAME, WHETHER BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTIOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR OTHERWISE. YOU SPECIFICALLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT COOPER IS NOT LIABLE FOR THE DEFAMATORY, OFFENSIVE, OR ILLEGAL CONDUCT OF OTHER USERS OR THIRD PARTIES AND THAT THE RISK OF INJURY FROM THE FOREGOING RESTS ENTIRELY WITH YOU.

COOPER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTENT DISTRIBUTED BY YOU THROUGH THIS WEB SITE OR ASSOCIATED SERVICES. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THIS WEB SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THE TERMS.

SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES. ACCORDINGLY, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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Limitation of Liability

IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER COOPER OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF THE PURCHASE PRICE FOR THE PRODUCT AT ISSUE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL COOPER OR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AFFILIATES, AGENTS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS), WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN WARRANTY, CONTRACT, OR TORT, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH (i) THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEB SITE; (ii) THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THIS WEB SITE; (iii) THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SERVICES, AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS WEB SITE; AND (iv) THE FAILURE TO PROVIDE THE PRODUCTS OR SERVICES.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT PAYMENT BY COOPER OR RETENTION BY YOU OF DIRECT DAMAGES AS LIMITED BY THE FOREGOING PARAGRAPH IS YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IN EXHAUSTION OF ALL OTHER REMEDIES UNDER THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, AT OR IN EQUITY. IN NO EVENT WILL COOPER BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE ACTS OR OMISSIONS OF YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY.

SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

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Intellectual Property

Copyrights: All of the content on this Web Site, including, but not limited to, any text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, pictures, audio clips, and software, is the property of Cooper, our partners, or content providers and is protected by United States copyright laws. The contents of the Web Site are copyrighted as a collective work under the United States copyright laws. Except as granted in the limited license below, any other use of this content, including modification, transmission, presentation, distribution, or republication, is prohibited without the prior written consent of Cooper.

Trademarks: All trademarks, trade names, brand names, and service marks of Cooper, whether registered or unregistered, are the property of Cooper and are protected by United States trademark laws. Except as granted in the limited license below, any use of these assets is prohibited without the prior written consent of Cooper. All other trademarks, product names, and company names or logos cited herein are the property of their respective owners.

Patents: All patents issued to and patent applications filed by Cooper are the property of Cooper and are protected by United States patent laws. Any use of these patented or patentable assets is prohibited without the prior written consent of Cooper.

Limited License: You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material as may be posted on the Web Site or otherwise known to you, download portions of the material from the various locations on Cooper solely for your personal, non-commercial use.

Termination of License: If you violate any of these Terms of Service, your permission to use the content of this Web Site automatically terminates, and you must immediately destroy any copies you have made of any portion of the content.

Copyright Infringement: If you believe that any material contained in this Web Site infringes your copyright, you should notify Cooper of your copyright infringement claim in accordance with the following procedure.

Cooper will process notices of alleged infringement that it receives and will take appropriate action as required by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and other applicable intellectual property laws. The DMCA requires that notifications of claimed copyright infringement should be sent to the Web Site's Designated Agent who is:

Copyright Agent
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

701 Lima Avenue
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Telephone: (419) 423-1321
E-mail: cooperinfo@coopertire.com

To be effective, the notification must be in writing and contain the following information (DMCA, 17 U.S.C. §512(c)(3)):

  1. Physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
  2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single on-line site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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; and
  6. 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.

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Investor Relations

Forward Looking Statements: Some of the information on this Web Site may contain “forward-looking statements,” as that term is defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, regarding expectations for future financial performance, which involve uncertainty and risk. It is possible that Cooper’s future financial performance may differ from expectations due to a variety of factors including, but not limited to:

  • changes in economic and business conditions in the world;
  • increased competitive activity;
  • the failure to achieve expected sales levels;
  • consolidation among Cooper’s competitors and customers;
  • technology advancements;
  • unexpected costs and charges;
  • fluctuations in raw material and energy prices, and in particular changes in the price of crude oil;
  • changes in interest and foreign exchange rates;
  • regulatory and other approvals;
  • the cyclical nature of the automotive industry;
  • loss of a major customer or program;
  • risks associated with integrating the operations of The Standard Products Company and Siebe Automotive and the failure to achieve synergies or savings anticipated in both acquisitions;
  • risks associated with the restructuring plans and the failure to achieve the savings anticipated from the restructuring;
  • litigation brought against Cooper; and
  • other unanticipated events and conditions.

It is not possible to foresee or identify all such factors. Any forward-looking statements in this report are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by Cooper in light of its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Prospective investors are cautioned that any such statements are not a guarantee of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those projected. Cooper makes no commitment to update any forward-looking statement included herein, or to disclose any facts, events or circumstances that may affect the accuracy of any forward-looking statement.

Further information covering issues that could materially affect financial performance is contained in Cooper’s periodic filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Stock Quote Disclaimer: The Cooper stock price is delayed a minimum of twenty minutes. The stock price is provided merely for your information and is not intended for trading purposes. Neither Cooper nor its stock information provider will be liable for any inaccuracies or delays in the quote or for any actions taken by you in reliance on the quote.

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User Submissions

You agree that you will not upload or transmit any communications or content of any type that infringe or violate any rights of any party. By submitting communications or content to any part of this Web Site, you agree that such submission is non-confidential for all purposes. If you make any such submission, you automatically grant—or warrant that the owner of such content has expressly granted—Cooper a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide exclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. Cooper may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.

Links to Other Web Sites

This Web Site may contain links to third party web sites ("Third Party Sites"). We do not, either expressly or by implication, endorse the content on these Third Party Sites. The links are provided for your convenience only. We have no control over such Third Party Sites, nor do we review the content on those Third Party Sites; therefore, we are not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such Third Party Sites. You further acknowledge and agree that Cooper is not responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such content, goods, or services available on or through any such Third Party Site or resource.

Unsolicited Ideas

Cooper does not accept or consider unsolicited ideas, including ideas for new advertising campaigns, new products or technologies, or new product names. Please do not send any such unsolicited ideas. If you send any such information, the information will be deemed, and shall remain, the property of Cooper. None of the information will be treated as confidential or proprietary, and Cooper shall not be liable for any use or disclosure of such information. Cooper shall be entitled to unrestricted use of such information for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the information.

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General Legal Provisions

International Laws: Cooper's headquarters are located in Findlay, Ohio, in the United States of America. Cooper makes no claims that the information, products, customization, materials, services, and advice provided on this Web Site are appropriate or may be downloaded outside of the United States. Access to the information, products, customization, materials, services, and advice may not be legal by certain persons or in certain countries. If you access this Web Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

Choice of Law and Forum: You expressly agree that exclusive jurisdiction for any dispute with Cooper, or in any way relating to your use of the Web Site, resides in the courts of the State of Ohio, U.S.A., and you further agree and expressly consent to the exercise of personal jurisdiction in the courts of the State of Ohio, U.S.A. in connection with any such dispute including any claim involving Cooper or its affiliates, subsidiaries, employees, contractors, officers, directors, telecommunication providers, and content providers. These Terms of Service are governed by the internal substantive laws of the State of Ohio, U.S.A. without respect to its conflict of laws principles.

Entire Agreement: Except as expressly provided in a particular "legal notice" on the Web Site, these Terms of Service constitute the entire agreement between you and Cooper with respect to the use of this Web Site and the information, products, customization, materials, services, and advice provided on the Web Site. Your use of this Web Site is also subject to the Cooper Privacy Policy. You also may be subject to additional terms and conditions that may apply when you use affiliate services, third-party content, or third-party software.

Termination: Cooper may terminate these Terms of Service without cause at any time and effective immediately. In addition, Cooper, in its sole discretion may terminate these Terms of Service immediately and without notice for violation of any part of these Terms of Service. You may also terminate these Terms of Service by simply discontinuing use of your account and/or the Web Site. In the event of any termination of these Terms of Service, the restrictions on your use of the content of the Web Site (as set forth in Paragraphs 8 ("Intellectual Property) and 10 ("User Submissions")) shall survive such termination, and you agree to be bound by those terms.

Indemnity: You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless Cooper, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, suppliers, affiliates, and licensees from and against any claims, actions, or demands, liabilities, damages, and settlements (including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees and litigation expenses) resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Service or relating to or arising from your use of the Web Site, Cooper services, and any products or services obtained on or through the Web Site.

Waiver & Severability: Our failure to exercise or enforce any right or provision of the Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of the Terms of Service is found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, the parties nevertheless agree that the court should endeavor to give effect to the parties' intentions as reflected in the provision, and the other provisions of the Terms of Service remain in full force and effect. No waiver of any of the Terms of Service shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or any other term or condition.

Limitation on Actions: You agree that regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising out of or related to use of the Web Site or these Terms of Service must be filed within one year after such claim or cause of action arose or be forever barred.

Export: The U.S. export control laws regulate the export and re-export of technology originating in the United States. This includes the electronic transmission of information and software to foreign countries and to certain foreign nationals. You agree to abide by these laws and their regulations - including but not limited to the Export Administration Act and the Arms Export Control Act - and not to transfer, by electronic transmission or otherwise, any content derived from the Web Site to either a foreign national or a foreign destination in violation of such laws.

Thank you for your cooperation. We hope you find this Web Site helpful and convenient to use! If you have any questions or concerns about how your personal information will be treated as you make use of this Web Site, please take a moment to read our Privacy Policy. Questions or comments regarding this Web Site should be directed by e-mail to cooperinfo@coopertire.com, or by telephone to (419) 423-1321, or by U.S. mail to Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, 701 Lima Avenue, Findlay, Ohio 45840.

Copyright © 2000 Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, All rights reserved.

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