1. Acceptance of Terms
By using the site, you are agreeing and accepting the TOS as described herein. You are also consenting to abide by all disclaimers, guidelines, and TOS within and in relation to the site’s content. You understand and accept that it is your responsibility to stay informed about the TOS as they may be periodically updated without notice.
You also accept that if you become unable to comply with the TOS, it is your responsibility and only resolution to immediately terminate your use of the site.
Insulpedia.com provides various educational resources at no cost to design engineers and specifiers of mechanical insulation systems. In order to fund this initiative, Insulpedia.com places advertisements from third parties and features sponsors throughout the site. You hereby accept the the possibility of being exposed to third party advertising and email marketing campaigns.
The content on Insulpedia.com is for informational purposes only and is produced by internal and external contributors. We make every effort to ensure that only the most accurate and current information is displayed on the site. However, Insulpedia, LLC takes no responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the content or resources available on Insulpedia.com. Insulpedia, LLC cannot be held liable for information that is deemed inaccurate or false claims regarding product performance that are made by internal or external contributors.
Before generating project specifications, specifiers should verify performance characteristics with the respective manufacturer or fabricator for a given product. All calculations used to design and specify mechanical insulation systems should be verified by a certified Professional Engineer.
Additionally, Insulpedia, LLC takes no responsibility for the claims of sponsors, advertisers, or entities listed in our industry directory. You accept that your usage of the information and resources on and related to Insulpedia.com are your responsibility and Insulpedia, LLC assumes no liability for its use.
4. Editorial Policy and Procedure
Insulpedia.com is based in the United States. The content is available in American English and is designed to be a useful resource for specifying engineers based in the U.S. or Canada. One resource on the site is a directory of participants in the mechanical insulation industry. Insulpedia.com welcomes new listings so long as they follow the following criteria:
- Company has a website with a valid SSL certificate.
- Company offers goods or services that provide value to mechanical insulation design and specification.
- Company submits a high quality logo image.
- Company has a relevant presence in the U.S. and/or Canada.
Furthermore, the company fits into one of the following profiles as described below:
- Manufacturer – Producer of mechanical insulation products or related accessories used in a mechanical insulation system. Products or accessories are supported by branded data sheets displayed on a dedicated website.
- Fabricator – Producer of custom mechanical insulation products or accessories. Fabrication services are displayed on a dedicated website.
- Distributor – Insulation supplier who stocks pipe and or duct insulation for use in mechanical systems. Products must be displayed on a dedicated website.
- Association – Organization with members associated with mechanical insulation or design and specification of mechanical insulation products.
- Sales Agency – Independent agency that represents companies fitting the manufacturer profile.
- Consultant – Experienced insulation professional either in tenure or design and specification.
- Software Company – Provider of software that complements design, efficiency or takeoffs of mechanical insulation systems.
Insulpedia.com promises to make every effort to not show bias or deny legitimate companies free exposure in our directory. Some discretion is reserved for companies or individuals who violate the TOS or are not reasonably believed to be relevant to the industry.
Articles (Internally Generated)
This type of content will be generated by the “Editors” of Insulpedia.com and labeled as such. The general guidelines are as follows:
- Core subject matter is based around mechanical insulation design and material specification.
- Content related to specific products or manufacturers is matter of fact and avoids favoritism.
- Articles display links to original sources of information.
Articles (Externally Generated)
This type of content will be generated by contributing “Authors” of Insulpedia.com and labeled as such. The general guidelines are as follows:
- Author must be affiliated with one of the companies in our directory.
- Author must create content that will benefit specifiers.
- Author may promote benefits of their products over competition in a professional manner.
- Article follows our Contributor Guidelines.
- Article passes approval of Insulpedia.com editors.
5. External Links
Insulpedia.com provides both internal and external resources. By accepting our TOS, you understand that displayed links to external sites are merely suggested resources that could potentially benefit users. Insulpedia, LLC does not take responsibility for the content or accept liability for claims of third-party sites visited through external links.
You also understand that Insulpedia.com does not make any promise regarding the safety or security of sites visited through external links. Before submitting personal information or using a linked external site, you are responsible for verifying the level of security. Insulpedia, LLC accepts no responsibility for any losses or damages incurred by visiting third-party sites suggested on or linked to by Insulpedia.com
Insulpedia.com makes no claim regarding the ethical practices of directory listings. You assume all responsibility and liability for your transactions or business relations with third-party organizations. The business directory on Insulpedia.com was originally developed internally and is updated by user submissions. Insulpedia, LLC makes no claim to the level of accuracy of the business directory content. You are acknowledging that your use of the information related to the business directory is at your own discretion. You take responsibility for verifying the accuracy of the suggested information.
Insulpedia.com is accessible without completing registration. However, some content and services are limited to registered users and by user type. The primary User Account types are Subscribers and Authors. Access to additional services may vary or change when new features are available.
7. Contributed Content
You accept responsibility for all contributions that you make to the site. This includes any form of information or media. You agree that you are the rightful owner or an authorized company representative for any content that you contribute. You are aware that Insulpedia, LLC is not liable for any contributed content that violates intellectual property laws. All responsibility is placed on the user who submitted the content. Insulpedia, LLC does not control or make any guarantee regarding the validity or authorized use of user contributed content.
By accepting the TOS, you are aware of the risk that you may be exposed to contributed content that is unwarranted or offensive. Insulpedia.com administrators will make all reasonable efforts to minimize that risk, but you understand that Insulpedia, LLC does not take responsibility for the contributed content or its ramifications.
Insulpedia, LLC maintains the right preserve contributed content and share it with necessary parties as needed for legal reasons, investigative reasons or any ethical reason deemed necessary.
You agree that any content you contribute to Insulpedia.com is licensed to Insulpedia, LLC, and it may be displayed, distributed or utilized in any manner as so wished by Insulpedia, LLC. This license has no expiration or geographical limitations. In the event that submitted content is removed, all further use of submitted content by Insulpedia, LLC shall cease.
You are agreeing to abide by rules and guidelines detailed within the TOS and in other areas of the site regarding content that you contribute or commentary that you add to the site. You accept that any contributions to the site should be professional and ethical. By contributing content, you are aware that your User Account may be subject to immediate termination if site administrators believe you have violated the TOS or acted in an unethical manner.
In areas of discussion where comments can be added and disagreements may exist, you are aware that site administrators have ultimate discretion to remove comments that use deragatory, prejudicial, or defamatory remarks.
8. Personal Information
You are aware that you should never share personally identifying information about yourself or others. Doing so violates the terms of service and Insulpedia, LLC takes no responsibility for consequences of such a breach of TOS.
7. Ethical use of Site Content
Content displayed on the site is proprietary to Insulpedia.com and Insulpedia, LLC. It is intended for your individual use, and should not be copied, published, or distributed without the written consent of Insulpedia, LLC.
You accept that any unauthorized redistribution of content on Insulpedia.com violates the TOS and understand that Insulpedia, LLC may take legal action to protect their intellectual property to the full extent allowed by law.
8. Logo and Trademark Use
Insulpedia.com displays logos and trademarks throughout the site as is legally acceptable for editorial and/or informational use. Insulpedia.com does not claim ownership or authority over any such intellectual property other than that specific to Insulpedia.com or Insulpedia, LLC.
Insulpedia, LLC is motivated by the idea that Insulpedia.com can create exposure and awareness for all of the great companies and product offerings that exist in our industry. Accomplishing this goal will help improve the speed at which innovative products find their way into specifications. Our use of your logos and trademarks are with the best intent to drive specifying engineers to website.
If however, you are visiting this section because you take issue with the use of your logo or trademark, please Contact Us to express your concern or request immediate removal. You can also reach us at this address if you wish to correct an outdated or misused graphic or trademark.
You acknowledge that you must maintain the proper authority to utilize logos, trademarks or other intellectual property in your submissions to the site.