Privacy Policy

E&I has created this statement in order to disclose our information gathering and dissemination practices for this Website, www.eandi.org, as well as our electronic newsletters, the Purchasing Link and The Contract Portfolio Update. Questions regarding this statement should be directed to E&I by emailing info@eandi.org or by writing to us at the following address:
E&I Cooperative Purchasing
2 Jericho Plaza, Suite 309
Jericho, NY 11753
Attn: Webmaster

How We Use Your Information

E&I uses e-mail links and/or forms where appropriate on the site to allow you to contact us directly with any questions or comments you may have. We respond to all messages received in as timely a manner as possible.
E&I is the sole owner of the information gathered through this website and its newsletters. Unless you request E&I in writing or by e-mail to keep your e-mail address confidential, E&I may share your e-mail address with our supply partners at their request. E&I will disclose information about any site visitor as and if required by law and to exercise E&I’s legal rights to prosecute and defend against legal claims. Except as stated above, E&I will not share your email address, or any of your information, with any other outside party without your written consent.

Logged Files and Cookies

The E&I website logs IP addresses and browser types, and uses HTTP cookies for systems administration purposes. These logs are analyzed to constantly improve the value of materials available on the website. We do not link IP addresses to anything personally identifiable. This means that a user’s session will be tracked, but the user will be anonymous. E&I may also employ e-mail tracking software which helps us understand our members’ viewing habits and information needs, thereby enabling us to provide better service.

Hypertext Links

The E&I website may provide links to third-party websites which are not maintained by E&I. E&I is not responsible for the content of those sites. We do not endorse or make any representations about third-party websites. The personal data you choose to give to third parties is not covered by the E&I privacy policy.

Disclaimer

E&I’s obligations with respect to the products and services available through its contracts are governed solely by the agreements under which they are provided and nothing on this site should be construed to alter such agreements. All information on this site is subject to change without notice. While all efforts have been made to make this website accurate and up-to-date, E&I does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from this site.

Unsubscribing

E&I gives you the choice of receiving a variety of communications to provide you with information about our contracts and services. You can subscribe to receive E&I’s electronic newsletters and other E&I electronic communications. To opt-out of receiving communications you have expressly requested (such as e-mail newsletters, e-blasts, etc.) select the “unsubscribe” link included at the bottom of each communication.

Security

E&I is committed to protecting the information you provide us. The Cooperative continually reviews and updates the security methods implemented to protect information transmitted via this site, including measures to secure and protect all personally identifiable information from loss, misuse and alteration. We use industry-standard encryption technology to provide for the security of vital information. All E&I employees are aware of our privacy policy and security policies. Additionally, your information is only accessible to those employees who need it to perform their respective job functions.

User Agreement Terms & Conditions

All access to and use of the Web site is governed by these terms. Entering into this Web site indicates that you have reviewed the Web site Terms of Access and have agreed to be bound by these terms.

Disclaimer

All information provided on this Web site is subject to change without notice. While efforts have been made to make this Web site helpful and accurate, due to the open nature of this Web site, and the potential for errors in the storage and transmission of digital information, E&I does not warrant the accuracy of information obtained from this Web site. While E&I makes every effort to ensure a properly working web site, E&I does not warrant that functions contained on this site will be uninterrupted or error-free, or that this site or the server are free of viruses or other harmful components. E&I does not warrant or represent the use of the information on this site in terms of its correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise.

Access and Use of Information

Access to this Web site is limited to viewing the linked Web pages solely for legitimate business purposes to access the information provided by E&I at this Web site. Any access or attempt to access other areas of the E&I computer system or other information contained on the system for any purposes is strictly prohibited. You may not use any information contained on this Web site other than in connection with a legitimate business purpose. All pricing and contract terms are strictly confidential and recipients are not authorize to disclose such information to competing suppliers or use it in negotiations with existing or potential suppliers.

Cross Reference Information

Product cross-reference comparisons do not imply that all products compared are available, or in the case of functional equivalency, that performance and other characteristics are perfectly comparable. For critical applications, review specifications prior to purchase.

Trademarks

This Web site contains many E&I and third-party trademarks and service marks. All marks are the property of their respective companies. All rights in the intellectual property contained in this Web site including copyright, trademarks, trade secret and patent rights are reserved. Access to this Web site does not constitute a right to copy or use any of the intellectual property of E&I or its suppliers. Statutory notice contained herein represents trademark status in the United States.

Hypertext Links

This Site may be linked to other sites which are not maintained by E&I. E&I is not responsible for the content of those sites. The inclusion of any link to such sites does not imply endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by E&I of the sites. E&I disclaims any liability for links: (i) from another Web site to E&I; and (ii) to another Web site from E&I.

Copyright

All materials contained on this Site are subject to the ownership right of E&I and its Supplier Partners. E&I hereby authorizes you to make a single copy of the content herein for your use in learning about, evaluating, or acquiring E&I services or products. You agree that any copy made must include E&I copyright notice. No other permission is granted to you to print, copy, reproduce, distribute, transmit, upload, download, store, display in public, alter, or modify the content contained on this Site.

Submissions

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics or other information communicated to E&I through this Site will forever be the property of E&I. Unless otherwise specified in writing, all material submitted to E&I will be presumed to be public and E&I will not be required to treat the information as confidential. E&I shall have exclusive ownership of all present and future existing rights in the information, without compensation to the person sending the information.

E&I Cooperative Services provides E&I members with the opportunity to purchase from E&I supplier partners. Possession of, or access to, any E&I catalog, literature or web sites does not constitute the right to purchase via E&I contracts. E&I reserves the right to correct publishing errors.