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Legal Notice
Terms and Conditions Of Use Please Read These Terms Carefully Before Using This Site

This Web site (Site) is owned and operated by Badger Meter, Inc. (Badger Meter) and may be used for informational purposes only. By using the Site or downloading materials from the Site, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions set forth in this Notice. If you do not agree to abide by these terms and conditions do not use the Site or download materials from the Site.

Limited License

Subject to the terms and conditions set forth in this Notice, Badger Meter grants you a non-exclusive, non­transferable, limited right to access, use and display this Site and the materials thereon. You agree not to interrupt or attempt to interrupt the operation of the Site, deface or attempt to deface the Site, or otherwise alter or attempt to alter the content of the Site in any way.

Badger Meter authorizes you to view and download the information (Materials) at this Site only for your personal, non-commercial use, unless explicitly authorized by Badger Meter. This authorization is not a transfer of title in the Materials and is subject to the following restrictions: 1) you must retain, on all copies of the Materials downloaded, all copyright and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials; 2) you may not modify the Materials in any way or reproduce or publicly display, perform, or distribute or otherwise use them for any public or commercial purpose; and 3) you must not transfer the Materials to any other person unless you give them Notice of, and they agree to accept, the obligations arising under these terms and conditions of use. You agree to abide by all additional restrictions displayed on the Site as it may be updated from time to time. This Site, including all Materials, is copyrighted and protected by worldwide copyright laws and treaty provisions. You agree to comply with all copyright laws worldwide in your use of this Site and to prevent any unauthorized copying of the Materials. Except as expressly provided herein, Badger Meter does not grant any express or implied right to you under any patents, trademarks, copyrights or trade secret information.

General Disclaimer

INFORMATION ON THIS WEB SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON- INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

IN NO EVENT WILL BADGER METER BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES FOR ANY USE OF THIS SITE, OR ON ANY OTHER HYPERLINKED WEB SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF PROGRAMS OR OTHER DATA ON YOUR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF WE ARE EXPRESSLY ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES CAUSED BY ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, ERROR, OMISSION, INTERRUPTION, DELETION, DEFECT, DELAY IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION, COMPUTER VIRUS, COMMUNICATION LINE FAILURE, THEFT OR DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO, ALTERATION OF, OR USE OF RECORD, WHETHER FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT, TORTUOUS BEHAVIOR, NEGLIGENCE, OR UNDER ANY OTHER CAUSE OF ACTION.

Information on this Site may contain technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Information may be changed or updated without Notice. Badger Meter may also make improvements and/or changes in the products and/or the programs described in this information at any time without Notice.

Any comments or materials sent to Badger Meter including feedback data, such as questions, comments, suggestions, or the like regarding the content of any such documents (collectively, Feedback), shall be deemed to be non-confidential. Badger Meter shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such Feedback and shall be free to reproduce, use, disclose, exhibit, display, transform, create derivative works and distribute the Feedback to others without limitation. Further, Badger Meter shall be free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in such Feedback for any purpose whatsoever, including but not limited to developing, manufacturing and marketing products incorporating such Feedback.

Information Badger Meter publishes on the Site may contain references or cross references to Badger Meter products, programs and services that are not announced or available in your territory or country. Such references do not imply that Badger Meter intends to announce such products, programs or services in your territory or country. Consult your local Badger Meter sales contact for information regarding the products, programs and services that may be available to you.

As a convenience to you, Badger Meter may provide, on this Site, links to Web sites operated by other entities. If you use these sites, you will leave this Site. If you decide to visit any linked Site, you do so at your own risk and it is your responsibility to take all protective measures to guard against viruses or other destructive elements. Badger Meter makes no warranty or representation regarding, and does not endorse, any linked Web sites or the information appearing thereon or any of the products or services described thereon. Links do not imply that Badger Meter or this Site sponsors, endorses, is affiliated or associated with, or is legally authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol displayed in or accessible through the links, or that any linked Site is authorized to use any trademark, trade name, logo or copyright symbol of Badger Meter or any of its affiliates or subsidiaries.

Copyright

All content, materials and programs included on or associated with this Site, including the code, text, graphics and logos, are the exclusive property of Badger Meter unless explicitly stated otherwise. In addition, the overall look and feel and the compilation of all materials and content on this Site are the exclusive property of Badger Meter.

Trademarks

The trademarks, service marks and logos (Trademarks) used and displayed on this Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of Badger Meter and others. Nothing on this Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site, without the prior written permission of the Trademark owner. Badger Meter aggressively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law. The name of Badger Meter, Badger Meter logo or the other Badger Meter formatives may not be used in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on this Site, without prior, written permission from Badger Meter.

Badger Meter prohibits use of Badger Meter logo as part of a link to or from any Site unless Badger Meter approves establishment of such a link in advance in writing. Fair use of Badger Meter's Trademarks requires proper acknowledgment. Other product and company names mentioned in this Site may be the Trademarks of their respective owners.

External Links to the Site

All links to the Site must be approved in writing by Badger Meter, except that Badger Meter consents to links in which: (i) the link is a text-only link containing only the name "Badger Meter, Inc."; (ii) the link "points" only to www.badgermeter.com and not to deeper pages;(iii) the link, when activated by a user, displays that page full-screen in a fully operable and navigable browser window and not within a "frame" on the linked website; and (iv) the appearance, position, and other aspects of the link may neither create the false appearance that an entity or its activities or products are associated with or sponsored by Badger Meter nor be such as to damage or dilute the goodwill associated with the name and trademarks of Badger Meter or its affiliates. Badger Meter reserves the right to revoke this consent to link at any time in its sole discretion.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this Site may constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words or phrases such as "should result," "are expected to," "Badger Meter anticipates," "Badger Meter estimate," "Badger Meter project" or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from Badger Meter's historical experience and its present expectations or projections. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to:

  • conditions affecting the availability, acquisition, development and ownership of real estate;
  • unanticipated weather conditions;
  • stability of costs and availability of sourcing channels;
  • Badger Meter’s ability to attract, train and retain highly-qualified associates;
  • general economic conditions;
  • the impact of competition; and
  • regulatory and litigation matters.


You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, since such statements speak only as of the date they are made. Additional information concerning the risks and uncertainties listed above and other factors you may wish to consider are provided in Badger Meter’s current annual report.

Employment

Badger Meter is an equal opportunity employer. Badger Meter provides equal employment opportunity to qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status or disability.

International Users and Choice of Law This Site is controlled, operated and administered by Badger Meter from its offices within the United States of America. Badger Meter makes no representation that materials at this Site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of the United States and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. You may not use the Site in violation of U. S. export laws and regulations. If you access this Site from locations outside of the United States, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws. The laws of the State of Wisconsin shall govern these Terms and Conditions of use, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions.

This Notice constitutes the entire agreement between Badger Meter and you with respect to your use of this Site. Any cause of action you may have with respect to your use of the Site must be commenced within one

(1) year after the claim or cause of action arises. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of the Notice or portion thereof, to be unenforceable, that provision shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to affect the intent of the Notice, and the remainder of this Notice shall continue in full force and effect.

Privacy Policy

Badger Meter is committed to protecting any personal information that you may provide to us. In particular, Badger Meter believes it is important for you to know how Badger Meter treats information about you that Badger Meter may receive from this Site.

Information Collected

In general, you can visit this Site without telling us who you are or revealing any information about yourself. Badger Meter web servers collect the domain names, not the e-mail addresses, of visitors. In addition, there are portions of this Site where Badger Meter may need to collect personal information from you for a specific purpose, such as to provide you with certain information you request. The information collected from you may include your name, address, telephone, fax number, or e-mail address. For electronic access to annual reports and proxy statements, Badger Meter collects your tax identification number to verify your shareholder status.

This Site is not intended for persons under 13 years of age. Badger Meter do not knowingly solicit or collect personal information from or about children, and Badger Meter do not knowingly market Badger Meter products or services to children

Use of Collected Information

Domain name information that Badger Meter collects is not used to personally identify you and instead is aggregated to measure the number of visits, average time spent on the Site, pages viewed, etc. Badger Meter uses this information to measure the use of and to improve the content of this Site.

Usually, Badger Meter uses the personal information you affirmatively provide only to respond to your inquiry or to process your request. This information may be shared with Badger Meter affiliates, but only if necessary to fulfill your request or for related purposes.

Badger Meter may share the personal information you affirmatively provide with other companies Badger Meter has hired to provide services for us. These companies - Badger Meter vendors - are contractually bound to use personal information Badger Meter share with them only to perform the services Badger Meter have hired them to provide. Badger Meter does not share, sell, or lease personal information about you to any third parties for their marketing use. Badger Meter will release information about you if you direct us to do so, if Badger Meter is required by law to do so, or in other legally limited circumstances.

Security

This Site has security measures in place and Badger Meter will use its commercially reasonable best efforts to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under Badger Meter control. Badger Meter computing equipment is in a secured environment. The information is password protected and is not accessible to unauthorized employees at any time. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be 100% secure. As a result, Badger Meter cannot warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.