Terms of Use

Please read the following terms and conditions before using the USG Corporation ("USG") web site. By accessing and using the site, you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to comply with the Terms of Use.

USG may amend these Terms of Use at any time. Your continued use of this web site is conditioned on the Terms of Use stated at the time of your use. You should visit this page prior to using this web site to determine the current Terms of Use to which you are bound.

Use Restriction

USG gives you permission to electronically copy and print in hard copy portions of this web site for your personal use. However, USG retains all copyright or trademark rights on all texts, trademarks, graphics, and other content. Any other use of this web site is prohibited, including, but not limited to, modification, distribution, republication, or sale of any of the content of this web site without USG's prior written permission.

Corporate Identification and Trademarks

All content included on this site, including all trademarks, is the property of USG and/or its affiliates. This content includes all trademarks, service marks, designs, graphics, text, logos, compilations of data, and software. You may not use, copy, reproduce, sell, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify any of this content in any way without USG’s prior written permission. The use of USG's trademarks or corporate logo on any other web site,

You may not use USG's trademarks on any other web site, including as a “link” to any other web site, unless we have given you specific advance written permission.

Patents

USG’s intellectual property portfolio is one of the largest in the industry and includes numerous patents and patent applications throughout the world.  For a  list of some USG products, and U.S. patents that apply to them, select the following link www.usg.com/patents. This is only a partial list of USG’s patents, and is provided in accordance with the virtual patent marking laws of the United States of America for those products included in the list.  The list does not include all of USG’s patents and pending patent applications. A more complete list of USG’s U.S. patents and applications can be obtained through the web site of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, www.uspto.gov.

Disclaimer

Unless expressly provided otherwise, USG provides this web site and all of its content "AS IS" and WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWABLE BY LAW. THIS INCLUDES THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. USG does not warrant uninterrupted or error free use of this site or its content or that the web site or its server are free of viruses or other harmful components. USG makes reasonable efforts to place accurate information on this web site. However, USG assumes no liability for any errors or omissions in the web site content.

Note that some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of certain warranties. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above disclaimer may not apply to you and you may have additional rights.

Limitation of Liability

Under no circumstances shall USG be liable for any damages (including direct, incidental, consequential, special, or punitive damages, or attorney’s fees) resulting from the use or inability to use this site, or from any errors or omissions in the web site content, whether USG has been advised of the possibility of these damages. This includes damages for negligence or gross negligence.

Note that some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of damages. If these laws apply to you, some or all of the above limitation of liability may not apply to you and you may have additional rights.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This site is intended and directed to residents of the United States and all advertising and claims contained in this site are valid only in the United States. Aside from its general office and research laboratory in the Chicago area, USG does not own or operate any of the other facilities mentioned herein. The plants and other facilities are owned and operated by various subsidiaries, affiliates or joint ventures. A list of these companies and their facilities may be found in the Corporation's Annual Report on Form 10-K which is filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Any claim relating to this web site and the materials contained in this web site, including these Terms of Use, is governed by the laws of the state of Illinois without reference to its conflicts of law rules. Your use of this web site constitutes your consent to jurisdiction in courts of competent jurisdiction in the state of Illinois to resolve any claim arising from or relating to this web site, including the Terms of Use.

PO Terms and Conditions

For a complete outline of USG's Purchase Order Terms and Conditions, select the following link PO Terms and Conditions

Privacy

USG does collect certain information about the users of our web site. Collection and use of this information is governed by USG’s Privacy Policy which is set forth below:

Privacy Policy

USG Corporation ("USG") supports the highest standards of integrity for every online visitor. When you register at the USG web site, our goal is to respect your privacy. This Privacy Policy sets forth how we handle information we obtain from you and learn about you when you visit our web site, including:

  • The choices that are available to you regarding how the information is used and to whom it is disseminated;
  • Your rights to access and correct or update your personally-identifiable information; and
  • Our pledge to have reasonable security procedures that are in place to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.

Information We Collect and How We Use It

USG collects two types of information about you when you visit our site: personal information (including, by way of example only, your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and non-personal, aggregate information (such as information regarding the pages on our site that you have visited and your IP address).

Personally-Identifiable Information

The only personally-identifying information we collect and store about you is the information that you choose to provide to us.

Electronic Mail

We will also gather your personally-identifiable information when you send us an e-mail. We will use this information to respond to your e-mail. We may also use the information to send you notifications about our service.

Business Partners/Professional Visitors

Business partners and professional visitors requesting access to specialized content areas of this web site may be required to provide identifying information.

Sharing Your Information

We may share your personally-identifiable information within USG.

Non-Personally Identifiable Information

The USG web site may collect non-personally identifiable information during your visit, such as type of browser, operating system, domain name, or IP address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you're surfing the web. Web servers -- the big computers that "serve" up web pages -- automatically identify your computer by its IP address. When you visit pages on USG's web site, our servers log your IP address. We do not link IP addresses to any personally identifiable information. This means that your session will be logged, but you remain anonymous to us. IP address information is used only to improve the service of the USG site, and is then discarded at the end of each session on our site.

USG also collects information through "referrers" and various environmental variables. A "referrer" is information the web browser passes along to USG's web server that references the URL from which you came. "Environmental variables" include, among other things, the domain from which you access the Internet, the time you accessed our web site, type of web browser and operating system or platform used, the Internet address of the web site you left to visit USG, the names of the pages you visit while at our web site, and the Internet address of the web site you then visit. We collect all of this information to allow us to detect broad demographic trends, to provide information tailored to your interests and to enhance your experience on USG's web site. USG may store "referrer" information for a limited period of time prior to deleting this information.

Profiling

To help us improve our web site and to ensure that we make every effort to provide you with information and offers that are of interest to you, we may merge your personally-identifiable information with click-stream data and other data we have (including cookies and offline data). We will provide notice of this, as well as an opportunity to opt-out of it, at the time and place of information collection and before data is entered on our system.

We may also develop a non-identifiable profile on you based on the pages within our site that you visit.

Links

This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that they visit. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected when you visit our web site.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our Homepage so you will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Special Policy Regarding Information from Children Under Thirteen

This web site is not targeted to children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly request personally identifiable information from any child under the age of 13 without parental consent. When we do receive such information, we delete it as soon as we discover it and do not use it or share it with third parties.

Choice

USG provides the following choices regarding the use of your information:

  • You may choose not to provide us with any contact information.
  • You may set your browser to erase cookies that have already been placed on your hard drive.
  • You may email us at usg_webmaster@usg.com if you wish to have any personally identifiable information changed or deleted.

Security

We make every effort to have reasonable security procedures in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control. If you have any questions about the security at our Website, you can send an email to usg_webmaster@usg.com.