License Agreement and TermsEffective Date: January 1, 2022
We want you to have fun creating structures using Simpson Strong-Tie® products. However, we care about safety. The design shown in this publication is not a finished building plan. You may proceed and use this publication only if you have carefully read this License Agreement and agree to its terms.
The design and other information in this publication are intended to be used only in conjunction with Simpson Strong-Tie® products. Before beginning any project, you should review all of the information about the Simpson Strong-Tie® products that is available on strongtie.com. Any use of this publication, the information contained herein or the information made available through the strongtie.com website (collectively, the “Simpson Documentation”) is at your own risk.
You should consult with a trained professional to ensure that the products are properly specified for your particular location and environment (including, without limitation, that the products have the proper level of corrosion resistance based on your particular environmental conditions) and to ensure that the products are used in accordance with the design limits and the structural, technical and environmental specifications set forth on strongtie.com. Due to your particular location and environment, the design set forth in this publication may require additional support or reinforcement that is not shown in this publication.
You are responsible for ensuring that all measurements are correct and for verifying the suitability of the design and the information contained herein for your particular site conditions. Before beginning any project, you should confirm that the design set forth in this publication is safe and structurally sound for its size, location and anticipated use. If you have any doubts, concerns or questions, you should consult local experts, builders, architects and structural and soil engineers.
You are responsible for ensuring that the project complies with all applicable zoning and building codes, requirements and practices (which vary greatly depending on your location), and you should consult with local authorities to ensure compliance.
Subject to the terms and conditions of this License Agreement, Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc. (“Simpson”) grants you a limited, non-exclusive, personal, nontransferable, nonsublicensable right and license to access and use the Simpson Documentation. Simpson cannot anticipate all of your working conditions or the characteristics of your materials and tools. You should seek professional assistance with respect to the construction of the structure. If you are involved in the construction of the project, for your safety you should consider your own skill level and use caution, care and good judgment when following the instructions. Always read and observe instructions and safety precautions provided by any tool or equipment manufacturer, and follow all accepted safety procedures. Simpson assumes no liability or responsibility for your design, construction or use of the Simpson Documentation.
YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SIMPSON DOCUMENTATION. SIMPSON PROVIDES THE SIMPSON DOCUMENTATION “AS IS” AND, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, DOES NOT MAKE ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, REPRESENTATIONS, OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). SIMPSON DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE SIMPSON DOCUMENTATION WILL BE FREE FROM ERRORS OR DEFECTS, OR THAT ANY ERRORS OR DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED. IN NO EVENT WILL SIMPSON BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, PUNITIVE OR SPECIAL DAMAGES OR DIRECT OR INDIRECT DAMAGES OR LOSS OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO PROPERTY DAMAGE, DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY, EVEN IF SIMPSON HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
You agree, at your own expense, to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Simpson, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, agents, distributors and licensees, from and against any judgments, losses, deficiencies, damages, liabilities, costs, claims, demands, suits, and expenses (including, without limitation, reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses) incurred in, arising out of or in any way related to your breach of these terms or your use of the Simpson Documentation.
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For help in using the plans, refer to the information made available on the Company’s website. For technical engineering support, call (800) 999-5099.