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TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY POLICY | SECURITY STATEMENT


Terms of Use  

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE (“Terms”) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING OR ACCESSING THE FFSPRO UNIVERSITY ("site").  This site has been created by Franklin Electric Co., Inc. (“Franklin Electric”) to facilitate and provide an online system for training and certification relating to technical proficiency in equipment installation.  The site also enables communication with and among members of the site through the creation of public profiles.

By browsing, viewing, using, posting, joining, or otherwise accessing this site or any other Franklin Electric site (“Use”), you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and will comply with the terms set forth below and with our Privacy Policy, which describes the information collected through this site and how we handle your personal information.  These Terms and our Privacy Policy may be amended from time to time in the discretion of Franklin Electric.  Your Use of this site or any other Franklin Electric site also requires you to comply with all applicable laws and regulations.  If you do not agree to abide by these Terms and our Privacy Policy, you may not join or otherwise access or use the site.  

Franklin Electric does not guarantee any particular result, qualification, or employment from your Use of or access to this site.  You are responsible for obtaining and maintaining any required or recommended certifications and are responsible for any communications or interactions you may have through or as a result of your Use of or access to this site.

Franklin Electric may modify, suspend, or terminate the site in its discretion and, to the extent required by law, upon notice provided to you through this site or otherwise.  Franklin Electric reserves the right to limit your Use of this site at its discretion, including by restricting, suspending, or terminating your account and public profile for any or no reason, in Franklin Electric’s sole discretion, or upon a reasonable belief that you may be in violation of these Terms or other applicable laws.  If this site or your account is terminated, you will lose the right to Use or access the site and any information contained therein.

YOUR PROFILE

The certification, training, and other services offered through this site are intended only for individuals who are of legal age for employment in the jurisdiction of their residence and in no respect are for Use by anyone under the age of 13.  By Using this site, you acknowledge that you are of legal age for employment in the jurisdiction in which you reside.  You may create and maintain only one profile, and you represent and warrant that all information provided by you in your profile, or in connection with any registration or training, is true and accurate.  Your account is for your Use alone and you may not share your account, or access to it, with anyone else.  You are responsible for updating the personal information on your account, including any contact information.  You will use a strong password which you will keep secure and confidential.

From time to time, Franklin Electric may issue notices in connection with this site, certification or training opportunities, or your specific registration activities.  Your Use of this site or any other Franklin Electric site indicates your understanding that we may provide such notices, including through email sent to the address provided in your profile, or such other address designated by you, or through banners displayed on this site.

INFORMATION ON THE SITE

When you use this site to share or maintain information, that information may be visible or accessible by other authorized users.  [In certain areas of this site, you may have the option to make selections as to who can see specific content or information about you or that you may post.  It is your responsibility to update those settings and to maintain the secrecy or to control the access to your posted information according to your preferences.  Franklin Electric will generally abide by those selections, but is under no obligation to publish any specific information on the site.]  Franklin Electric is not responsible for any communications you may have, or others may have with you, during or as a result of your Use of this site.  Franklin Electric retains the discretion to remove any material on the site, in its sole discretion, and without further notice.  

Franklin Electric is not responsible for any content or other information provided by Users of this site, or for any loss or damages you may incur as a result of your use of or reliance on such information.  You may only provide information or other material that you have the right to share on this site and by sharing such information or materials, you represent and warrant that doing so does not violate applicable laws.  While you retain any ownership you may have in the information you provide to us, by sharing it on this site or by providing it to Franklin Electric, you grant Franklin Electric a royalty-free, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, distribute, modify, display, and create derivative works based upon such information, and to grant sub-licenses to make similar use of such information, throughout the world.   Franklin Electric is under no obligation to store or otherwise maintain any information you provide to us, except as required by law or as otherwise described in our Privacy Policy.  

Material belonging to or provided by Franklin Electric may be changed or updated without notice.

COPYRIGHT (SINGLE COPY LICENSE)

Except as otherwise provided above, the contents of this site are protected by United States and international copyright laws and treaties, and owned by Franklin Electric.  Except as stated herein, none of the material on this site, including but not limited to training and certification materials, may be copied, reproduced, distributed, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted or transmitted in any form by any means, including electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Franklin Electric.  You may download a single copy of the materials on this site subject to the following restrictions:  you may not modify the materials, use them for any commercial purpose or represent them as your own, display them publicly, or remove any copyright or other proprietary notices from them, provided, however, that you may make a single copy of the materials for your own personal use during your training and for such purpose.

This license terminates automatically if you breach any of the terms herein or use the materials on this site for an unauthorized or illegal purpose.  Franklin Electric may also terminate this license at any time without notice for any reason.  You may terminate this agreement by destroying all material downloaded or obtained from any Franklin Electric site or by deactivating your account.  Upon termination of this license for any reason, you must immediately destroy all material you have downloaded or maintained from this site.

Material on this site is provided by Franklin Electric 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

You may not mirror any part of this site or any material contained on this site on any server or computer without Franklin Electric's prior written permission.

TRADEMARKS

The trademarks, service marks, and logos used and displayed on this site are registered and unregistered trademarks of Franklin Electric and others. 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, without the prior express written permission of Franklin Electric.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY

THE MATERIALS ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED AND FRANKLIN ELECTRIC DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE SITE WILL FUNCTION WITHOUT INTERRUPTION OR ERROR.  TO THE FULLEST EXTENT POSSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, FRANKLIN ELECTRIC DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS OR OTHER VIOLATION OF RIGHTS. FRANKLIN ELECTRIC DOES NOT WARRANT OR MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS REGARDING THE USE, VALIDITY, ACCURACY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL FRANKLIN ELECTRIC BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR OTHER DAMAGES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, LOSS OF PROGRAMS, LOSS OF OR CHANGES TO DATA, LOSS OF USE OF COMPUTER OR OTHER SYSTEMS, OR LOST PROFITS OR OPPORTUNITIES, ARISING FROM YOUR USE, OR YOUR INABILITY TO USE, THE MATERIAL ON THIS SITE.  IN NO EVENT SHALL FRANKLIN ELECTRIC'S TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, AND CAUSES OF ACTION (WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE) EXCEED THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU, IF ANY, FOR ACCESSING THIS SITE.  

ERRORS

Material on this site may contain technical or other inaccuracies, omissions, or typographical errors, for which Franklin Electric assumes no responsibility.  Franklin Electric assumes no responsibility for any service delay or loss of the site for any reason.  Use this site at your sole risk.  

OTHER SITES

Franklin Electric makes no representations about any other site that you may access through this site.  When you access a non-Franklin Electric site through a hyperlink on this site or otherwise, you are accessing an independent site over which Franklin Electric has no control or responsibility, and you do so at your sole risk.  The presence on this site of links to non-Franklin Electric sites does not mean that Franklin Electric endorses or accepts any responsibility for the content or use of such sites.

LOCATION OF OPERATION

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

This site and the information contained or referred to herein does not constitute an offer or a solicitation of an offer for the purchase or sale of any securities. This site may contain information and press releases about and by Franklin Electric and its certification program.  Any statements in this site that are not historical facts, including but not limited to plans, projections, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance and underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements as provided in the rules and regulations of the Securities Act of 1933, Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and the Private Securities factors which may or may not be disclosed herein. Statements or phrases that use such words as "believes", "anticipates", "plans", "may", "hopes", "can", "will", "expects", "estimates", "predicts", "is designed to", "with the intent", "potential", and similar expressions commonly indicate forward-looking statements, but in their absence do not mean that a statement is not forward-looking.  Any forward-looking statements contained herein involve risks and uncertainties, including but not limited to, general economic and currency conditions, various conditions specific to Franklin Electric's business and industry, market demand, competitive factors, supply constraints, technology factors, government and regulatory actions, Franklin Electric's accounting policies, future trends, and other risks which are detailed in Franklin Electric's Securities and Exchange Commission filings.  While information prepared by Franklin Electric is reasonably believed to be accurate as of the date so prepared, Franklin Electric disclaims any duty or obligation to update any information or forward-looking statement or to verify the accuracy of information prepared by others.

ENFORCEMENT OF TERMS AND CONDITIONS

These Terms are governed by and shall be interpreted according to the laws of the State of Indiana, United States of America, notwithstanding any principles of conflicts of law.  If any part of these terms and conditions is unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.  Franklin Electric reserves all legal rights and remedies available to it and this disclaimer shall in no way be deemed a limitation or waiver of any other rights Franklin Electric may have.    Specific areas or pages of this site may have additional terms that shall control access to and use of those areas or pages.


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Privacy Policy

Introduction

Franklin Electric Co., Inc., (Franklin Electric) has created this site. We understand the importance of providing information to you about this site, your privacy, and how personal data you provide on this site will be collected, used, shared, or otherwise accessed. This Privacy Notice governs your use of this site, as well as Franklin Electric’s handling of your personal data. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions described in this Privacy Notice, and in our Terms of Use, do not use this site. This Privacy Notice, and our Terms of Use, may change from time to time. We reserve the right to make such changes in our discretion, and without further notice, so you should check this site periodically to view the current Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

This site is not intended for any individual who is not of legal employment age in the jurisdiction in which they reside and is, in no respect, intended for any individual under the age of 13. Franklin Electric does not knowingly solicit or receive any information from children.

Collection and Use of Personal Data

The term “personal data” includes any information that could be used to identify you, including your name, address, and email address. In general, we collect your personal data in order to administer the site and to update your contact information with Franklin Electric.

Franklin Electric may receive information about you from other sources, including third-party providers or federal, state, or international regulators. To the extent required by law, such information will be kept confidential. We may also collect aggregate data, not including any personal data, about visitors and users of this site and may disclose such aggregate data to our service providers, partners, or other third parties for marketing or promotional purposes.

Except as otherwise provided herein, Franklin Electric will treat the information you provide as confidential and will not share such information with any third party without your consent, except: to comply with applicable law, for example to comply with a search warrant, subpoena, or court order; to enforce any agreement we might have with you, or to protect our rights, property, or safety, or that of others; with our service providers or vendors, as needed to perform services or functions on our behalf, and who are contractually obligated to protect your personal data consistent with this Privacy Notice; or through any member directory that may be accessible through this site. Franklin Electric does not sell or rent the information collected through this site for any purpose.

In certain circumstances, Franklin Electric may disclose your personal data to other third parties for the direct marketing purposes of such third parties. You will be notified of these circumstances at the point of collection of your personal data.

We may provide you with an “opt in” or “opt-out” mechanism depending on where you are located. An “opt-in” mechanism will provide you the opportunity to positively indicate that you would like or do not object to our sending you such further communications and we will not send you any unless you have “opted-in”. An “opt-out” mechanism will provide you the opportunity to indicate that you do not want us to send you such further communications, and if you “opt-out” we will not send you any. Either way, opting-in or opting-out will be up to you and, in addition, if you do not want us to use your personal information for a particular purpose or disclose it to a third party, you may “opt out” at any time by contacting us as provided below.

We may also disclose your personal data to a third party as part of a sale or transfer of all or a portion of the assets of Franklin Electric. Any third party to whom Franklin Electric sells or transfers assets will have the right to continue to use your personal data in the manner described in this Privacy Notice.

Cookie Policy

To enhance your experience on this site, Franklin Electric may use “cookies.” A cookie is a text-only string of information that a website transfers to the cookie file of the browser on your computer's hard disk so that the website can recognize you when you revisit and remember certain information about you. This can include which pages you have visited, choices you have made from menus, any specific information you have entered into forms and the time and date of your visit.

There are two main types of cookies:

      
  • Session cookies: these are temporary cookies that expire at the end of a browser session; that is, when you leave the site. Session cookies allow the website to recognize you as you navigate between pages during a single browser session and allow you to use the website most efficiently. For example, session cookies enable a website to remember that a user has placed items in an online shopping basket.
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  • Persistent cookies: in contrast to session cookies, persistent cookies are stored on your equipment between browsing sessions until expiration or deletion. They therefore enable the website to “recognize” you on your return, remember your preferences, and tailor services to you.

In addition to session cookies and persistent cookies, there may be other cookies which are set by websites which you have chosen to visit, such as this site, in order to provide us or third parties with information.

Franklin Electric uses cookies to understand site usage and to improve the content and offerings on this site. For example, we may use cookies to personalize your experience (e.g. to recognize you by name when you return to our site) or to offer you training opportunities, products, services.

Cookies save you time as they help us to remember who you are and they help us to be more efficient. We can learn about what content is important to you and what is not. We can revise or remove web pages that are not of interest and focus our energies on content you want.

The cookies used on this site include:
.SFROLES-SmarterWidgetsPD910, /UserPreferenceLang, ASP.NET_SessionId, FedAuth1, SF-TokenID, ga: Google Analytics cookies used to gather information to improve our site.

Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, you have the ability to disable cookies if you wish, generally through changing your internet software browsing settings. It may also be possible to configure your browser settings to enable acceptance of specific cookies or to notify you each time a new cookie is about to be stored on your computer enabling you to decide whether to accept or reject the cookie. To manage your use of cookies there are various resources available to you, for example the “Help” section on your browser may assist you. You can also disable or delete the stored data used by technology similar to cookies, such as Local Shared Objects or Flash cookies, by managing your browser’s “add-on settings” or visiting the website of its manufacturer. As our cookies allow you to access some of this site’s features, we recommend that you leave cookies enabled. Otherwise, if cookies are disabled, it may mean that you experience reduced functionality or will be prevented from using this site altogether. Please be aware that if you do not configure your browser, or actively opt out, you will accept cookies provided by this website.

Security and Retention of Data

Franklin Electric maintains administrative, technical, and physical safeguards to protect your personal data on this site. We review and update our security practices periodically and as required by applicable laws or regulations.

Franklin Electric will retain your personal data while your account is in existence and as needed to maintain this site and provide you with any services. We may retain your personal data after you close your account if such retention is reasonably necessary to comply with any legal obligations, meet any regulatory requirements, resolve any disputes or litigation, or as otherwise needed to enforce this Privacy Notice and prevent fraud and abuse. If requested by a law enforcement authority, we may also retain your personal data for a period of time. Your personal data that you may have shared with others on this site, or that may have been disclosed to any user of this site, may remain visible or accessible even after you have deleted such data or closed your account.

Disclaimer of Liability

Franklin Electric does not approve or certify the accuracy of any information provided by any user of or visitor to this site. You are responsible for maintaining the accuracy of your personal data. Franklin Electric expressly disclaims any liability for damages of any kind arising out of your use of, or reliance on, this site or any information included or accessed therein.

This site may contain links to third party websites for your convenience and information. Franklin Electric is not responsible for any third party websites that may be linked to or accessed through this site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of such sites and we disclaim any liability for damages of any kind arising from any misuse of your personal data by such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy statements of any websites you may visit.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your personal data) if we intend to use your personal data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal data. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us using one of the methods set below.


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SECURITY

We take all reasonable steps to protect our customers' personal information against loss, misuse and alteration. We use encryption technology whenever receiving and transferring your personal information on our site. In order to help protect Personal Information you provide to us, you: (i) should not share your password or account information with others, (ii) should use a secure web browser, and (iii) change your password frequently. If you become aware of any loss, theft or unauthorized use of a password, please contact us.

For the purposes of this Privacy Policy, "Personal Information" is personally identifiable information about an individual person including, but not limited to, a person's name, physical address, e-mail address, and telephone number, as more particularly described under applicable U.S. privacy laws.