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PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE

Subject to these Terms of Use, Sappi Fine Paper North America ("Sappi") provides you with access to the website located at www.na.sappi.com (the "Site"). By accessing, using, or contributing to the Site, and in consideration for the Services we provide to you, you agree to abide by the Terms of Use.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS OF USE

BY ACCESSING AND/OR USING THIS SITE YOU ARE AGREEING TO THESE TERMS OF USE WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, PLEASE EXIT AND DO NOT USE THIS SITE. Sappi reserves the right to change these Terms of Use at any time and from time to time. Please check these Terms of Use before using the Site to determine whether a change has been made. Your continuing access to or use of the Site confirms your unconditional acceptance of the then-current Terms of Use in their entirety. If you do not agree to the changes in the Terms of Use as they occur, you should exit and not use the Site. From time to time, Sappi may supplement these Terms of Use with additional terms pertaining to specific content or events ("Additional Terms"), which Additional Terms may be placed on the Site to be viewed in connection with the specific content or events and shall be identified as such. You understand and agree that such Additional Terms are hereby incorporated by reference into these Terms of Use.

2. USE OF SITE

All text, graphics, tags, user interfaces, visual interfaces, photographs, trademarks, logos, sounds, music, artwork, computer code, illustration, animation, Flash file, film or video footage, or other material that you may be permitted to download from the Site, together with any accompanying material (collectively, "Content"), including but not limited to the design, structure, selection, coordination, expression, and arrangement of such Content, contained on the Site is owned, controlled or licensed by or to Sappi. This Site and its Content, including the capability to contribute content (each such submission, a "Contributed Content"), or other interactive service that may be available to you on or through this Site (collectively, the "Services") is provided to you solely for personal informational purposes.

You may use information on Sappi products and services (such as products descriptions, articles, and similar materials) purposely made available by Sappi for downloading from the Site, provided that you (1) not remove any proprietary or copyright notice language in all copies of such documents, (2) use such information only for your personal, non-commercial informational purpose and do not copy or post such information on any networked computer or broadcast it in any media, (3) make no modifications to any such information, and (4) not make any additional representations or warranties relating to such documents.

3. REGISTRATION

To use the Site and Services, or certain portions thereof, you may be required to complete a registration process and establish an account with Sappi ("Account"). You represent and warrant that all information provided by you to Sappi is current, accurate, and complete, and that you will maintain the accuracy and completeness of this information on a prompt, timely basis.

As a registered user of the Site and Services, you may receive or establish one or more passwords. You are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality and security of your password(s) and Account(s). You understand and agree that you a fully responsible for all actions and postings made from your Account(s). Any accounts you create are not transferrable. You agree to notify Sappi immediately if you become aware of any unauthorized use of your Account(s).

4. CONTRIBUTED CONTENT

Sappi does not pre-screen or regularly review any Contributed Content, but Sappi has the right (though not the obligation) to remove, without notice, any content posted which Sappi considers, for any reason, to violate these Terms of Use. Sappi may terminate any Account, with or without notice, for posting such content.

Subject to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy, all user communications will be treated as non-confidential and nonproprietary information. Accordingly, please do not post, upload, submit or share any user communications you wish to be kept confidential or for which you expect compensation, acknowledgment or attribution.

By posting or contributing content to the Site using these Services, you are granting Sappi a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, and worldwide license to use your Contributed Content in connection with the operation of the Site and Services, including, without limitation, the license rights to copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your content, and/or to incorporate it into a collective work.

By posting or contributing any content, you represent and warrant that (a) you have all right, title, and interest to such posted content, including but not limited to any consent, authorization, release, clearance or license from any third party (such as, but not limited to, any release related to rights of privacy or publicity) necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the content, or (b) that such content is in the public domain or that your use of such content constitutes fair use. You further represent and warrant that posting such content does not violate or constitute the infringement of any patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, right of privacy, right of publicity, moral rights, or other intellectual property right recognized by any applicable jurisdiction of any person or entity, or otherwise constitute the breach of any agreement with any other person or entity. You further represent and warrant that you are who you say you are, that you have not submitted fictitious, false or inaccurate information about yourself, and that all information contained in the posted content is true and your own work or work you are authorized to submit, and that the posted content does not contain any threatening, harassing, libelous, false, defamatory, offensive, obscene, or pornographic, material, or other material that would violate any other applicable law or regulation. You agree that you will not knowingly and with intent to defraud provide material and misleading information. You represent and warrant that the content you supply does not violate the Terms of Use.

5. PRIVACY POLICY

Sappi respects the privacy of our users. The Privacy Policy is expressly incorporated herein by reference and made a part of these Terms of Use.

6. TERMINATION

Sappi reserves the right to terminate and/or deny you access to the Site if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you are violating these Terms of Use, or applicable law, rule, regulation or order, or that your conduct is harmful to us, our interests or the interests of another user, a third-party provider, merchant, sponsor, licensor, service provider or any other third party.

7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS

You may not modify the Content at this Site in any way, reproduce or transmit in any form, by any means, publicly display, perform, distribute or otherwise use the Content for any public or commercial exploitation, except as otherwise explicitly provided at this Site. Any unauthorized use of the Content on any other web site or networked computer environment for any purpose is strictly prohibited. This Site and the Content are the property of Sappi or its affiliates, and are protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws.

Except as otherwise specifically provided in these Terms of Use, you may not download or save a copy of the Site or any portion thereof. You may, however, print a copy of individual screens appearing as part of the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use or records, provided that any marks, logos or other legends that appear on the copied screens remain on, and are not removed from the printed or stored images of such screens. Sappi possesses rights in the United States and elsewhere in its trademarks, service marks, trade names, designs, logos and other trade dress used in connection with the Content and the products or services described in the Site. No use of any Sappi trademark, service mark, trade name, design, logo or other trade dress may be made without the prior, written authorization of Sappi, except to identify the products or services of Sappi. Except as permitted by these Terms of Use, nothing contained in the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise any license or right to any person under any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary right of Sappi.< The names, symbols, logos, trademarks and all other intellectual property of the companies, brands, and individuals mentioned in the Content or on the Site are the exclusive property of their respective owners and should not be interpreted as an endorsement of or by Sappi; any legal and equitable rights in their intellectual property are exclusively reserved to those owners.

8. INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify and hold Sappi, its officers, directors, shareholders, predecessors, successors in interest, employees, agents, subsidiaries and affiliates, harmless from any demands, loss, liability, claims or expenses (including attorneys' fees), made against Sappi by any third party due to or arising out of or in connection with your use of the Site and Services, your violation of these Terms of Use, or the infringement by you or made under your Account(s), of any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

9. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

If you are a copyright owner and you believe that your copyrighted materials have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please see our DMCA Policy.

10. LINKING

Links to third party web sites at this Site are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. Sappi does not control and is not responsible for any content of these third party sites or any links contained therein. Thus, Sappi does not accept any responsibility or endorse or make any representations about them, or any information, software or other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If you decide to access any of the third party sites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk.

Sappi reserves the right, at any time, to prohibit any link you create from another website to any page on this Site. Any links to the Site must comply with all applicable laws, rules, regulations and orders and any applicable Sappi policies. Running or displaying the Site or any Content in frames or similar means on another website without Sappi's prior written permission is prohibited.

11. DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY & LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

THE SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR OTHERWISE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, WE DISCLAIM ANY AND ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE SECURITY, RELIABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND PERFORMANCE OF ALL SERVICES ASSOCIATED WITH USE OF THE SITE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, OR ERROR-FREE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, SO PORTIONS OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

TO THE EXTENT NOT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAW, SAPPI WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL SAPPI BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF PROFITS, INCOME, OR BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES, REGARDLESS OF THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM OR THE FORM OF ACTION, ARISING OUT OF OR CONNECTED WITH THE SITE (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ITS OPERATION, ITS CONTENTS, OR THE INFORMATION OR MATERIALS CONTAINED THEREIN, OR THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE ANY OTHER SITE LINKED TO THE SITE, OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED IN ANY SUCH SITE, OR THESE TERMS OF USE, OR THE PRIVACY POLICY) EVEN IF SAPPI, ITS AFFILIATES, OR LICENSORS HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF ANY DAMAGES.

12. GOVERNING LAW

Sappi provides this Site from servers located within the United States. These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, without giving effect to its conflicts of law provisions. By accessing or using the Site, you consent and submit to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in Massachusetts. A printed version of these Terms of Use will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. Although the Site is accessible worldwide, not all features, products or services discussed, referenced, provided or offered through or on the Site are or will be available to all persons or in all geographic locations. Sappi makes no representation that the Content on the Site is appropriate, legal or available for use in other locations. You may not use or export or re-export any Content or any copy or adaptation of such Content, or any product or service offered on the Site, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including without limitation, United States export laws and regulations. If you choose to access this Site from outside the United States, you do so on your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

13. CHILDREN

Access to and use of the Site is made available only to people who can form legally binding agreements under applicable law. The Site is intended for a general audience and is not intended to be used by minor children. Children accessing the Site should obtain the permission and assistance of a parent or legal guardian. If you allow your minor child or a child for whom you are a legal guardian (a "Minor"), to access the Site, you will be solely responsible for: (i) the online conduct of such Minor; (ii) monitoring such Minor's access to and use of the Site; and (iii) the consequences of any use of the Site by such Minor.

14. GENERAL

The Terms of Use constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes and replaces all prior or contemporaneous understandings or agreements, written or oral, regarding such subject matter. If a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provisions of these Terms of Use to be void or unenforceable, such provisions will be deemed severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.

No action of Sappi, other than an express written waiver, may be construed as a waiver of any clause of this Agreement. If Sappi waives any specific part of these Terms of Use, such waiver does not mean that any other part is waived.

Sappi may assign its rights and duties under these Terms of Use to any party at any time without your consent.

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