Terms of Use

Welcome to the Internet Site of the Chemical Sector Coordinating Council (CSCC), one of 18 critical infrastructure committees established following passage of the Homeland Security Act of 2002. The Council helps to facilitate strategic planning and effective discussion of critical infrastructure issues and to provide appropriate protection for sensitive critical infrastructure information while also observing appropriate public disclosure procedures for the Council. This site is administered by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), a trade association member of the Council on behalf of the CSCC.

Your use of this site constitutes agreement to these terms.

Copyrights and Trademarks

All materials published on this site are the copyrighted property of the CSCC, third party licensors, or the party credited. The CSCC claims no copyright in any government or other public domain content that may be on this site. Trademarks appearing on this site are the property of their respective owners.

Except where otherwise noted, permission to use content from this site is granted, provided that none of the copyright, trademark, or other proprietary notices are removed, the content is not edited or modified in any way without prior written consent, the use of the content is for informational and non-commercial or personal use only, the content is not used in a misleading or deceptive manner, and the material is not used in a manner that suggests an association with any of our business units, services, initiatives or other activities where such association does not exist.

Linking to this Site

Permissions is granted to link to this site. 

Rules of Conduct

By using this site, you agree not to use this site for any illegal purpose or in any illegal manner. The CSCC and the site administrator, ACC, reserve the right to administer the site as needed to fulfill CSCC’s mission, including any necessary security measures. The CSCC and ACC reserve the right to terminate your access to this site immediately and without notice for interference with the operation of this site, impairment of the ability of others to use this site, any other site or content abuse or inappropriate use, or for any other reason, in our sole discretion. 

No Legal Advice

Nothing on this site is provided for information purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. If you have questions about any law, statute, or regulation, you should consult with an attorney with expertise in the relevant area.


This site is provided “as is” and “as available.”  THIS SITE IS PROVIDED WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NONINFRINGEMENT. CSCC, ACC, and any and all members, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, licensors, employees, and the like, hereby expressly disclaim any and all warranties of title and/or non-infringement. 

Limitation of Liability

Use of this site is at your own risk. CSCC, ACC, and any and all members, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, licensors, employees, and the like, are not and will not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special, or consequential damages you or anyone else may incur for use of or inability to use this site.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless and upon request defend, CSCC, ACC, and any and all members, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, licensors, employees, and the like, from all liabilities, claims, and expenses, including attorney's fees, that arise from your use or misuse of this site and/or breach of these terms. CSCC and ACC reserve the right to assume defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, in which event you will cooperate in asserting any available defenses.

Extraterritorial Use of Site

The site administrator is based in Washington, D.C. in the United States of America. CSCC and the site administrator, ACC, make no representation that content on this site is appropriate or available for use in any other location inside or outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. Those who choose to access this site from jurisdictions outside the United States do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

Export Controls

Software available through this site is subject to United States export controls. No software available from this site may be downloaded or otherwise exported or re-exported (i) into (or to a national or resident of) any country to which the U.S. now or in the future embargoes goods; or (ii) to anyone on the U.S. Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals, the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Denial Orders, or anyone subject to any other U.S. export restrictions. By downloading or using any software available on this site or from a link to this site, you agree to the foregoing and you warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country on any such list, or otherwise in violation of U.S. export restrictions.

Choice of Law and Forum

Any dispute related to this site shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia, United States of America. Actions brought under this Agreement shall be brought in the Commonwealth of Virginia in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria or any circuit court with jurisdiction.  You agree and submit to the jurisdiction of such courts for the purpose of litigating any claim or action related to this site.

Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding these Terms, please contact the site administrator at:

American Chemistry Council
700 Second Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
Tele: (202) 249-7000

Last Updated  

These Terms were last updated on December 9, 2011.