Terms And Conditions for the Use of this Website, Logos, and Copyrighted Materials

The following terms and conditions govern your use of the NEMA Surge Protection Institute website, and any services contained within the website. By using this website, you agree to be bound by these terms and conditions. Some documents below might require Adobe Acrobat Reader (






1.0 Copyrighted information. The pages on this website may contain other proprietary notices or copyright information, the terms of which must be observed and followed. All information, text, articles, data, images, or other works of authorship (hereinafter “Works”) contained on any page of NEMA’s website are copyrighted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association or a third-party (the “Copyright Holder”). Title to copyright in these Works remains with the Copyright Holder at all times.


1.1 Your use of Copyrighted Works: You may only use, download, or copy the Works found on NEMA’s website in compliance with these terms and conditions. Except as provided herein, any reproduction, distribution, or retransmission of any information contained on this site without the prior written consent of NEMA is prohibited.

Permission to download and copy any Works, excluding the NEMA logos and the phrase, “Setting Standards for Excellence,”TM ((see section 3)) on NEMA’s website is granted, provided that:

  1. The copyright notice on the homepage of NEMA’s website appears on the copy or display along
    with a notice that the Work is reprinted with permission of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association,     
  2. Use or reproduction is for informational or personal use only, and     
  3. No modifications of any Works are made. 
  • Any permitted copies of the Works must retain the copyright notice, and any other proprietary notices contained in such Works. You must indicate that the Work was copied with permission of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
  • You may not edit, modify, or make use of the Works without the express, prior written consent of NEMA.
  • You may not use any content contained in the Works in any manner that may give false or misleading impression or statement as to NEMA, the Copyright Holder, or any third party referenced in any Work, or which falsely disparages any product made by any company, whether or not they are a member of NEMA.
  • You may not republish, display, or distribute copyrighted Works without the express written consent of NEMA.
  • Nothing on NEMA’s website shall be construed as conferring any license under any Copyright Holder’s property rights, either expressly or impliedly.
  • NEMA may modify the foregoing terms at any time, and NEMA may revoke any of the foregoing rights as well as any use or access authorizations granted to users of this site at any time.


1.2 Permission to Reprint Standards. NEMA grants conditional permission to reprint standards or portions of standards under certain limited conditions, such as to textbook authors, for a fee. To request consideration, please complete the request form (available in the right column).


2.0 Copyright, Ownership in Publications Prepared in the Course of NEMA Projects, Activities and Programs.

NEMA owns and maintains the rights in any NEMA standard, guideline, draft standard or guideline, and any other NEMA publications and related property, in all forms (whether in print, audiotapes, videotapes, software, CD ROM, internet web site or any other medium). NEMA has the exclusive right to copyright any of its print, electronic products, databases, audio/visual products, and any other subject matter covered by the Copyright Act, Title 17, United States Code. By participating in any committee or group activity or program of a NEMA Division or Subdivision which prepares, edits, revises or publishes any NEMA standard, guideline, draft standard or guideline, and any other publication, each member of NEMA and the individual participants and committee members acknowledge and agree that the copyright to such publication resides in NEMA.


3.0 Hyperlinking and Logo usage: Non-Members (including associations, governmental agencies or units, educational institutions, etc.).

3.1 NEMA does not permit the use of its logo without its express prior written consent and the execution of a usage agreement. Click here for more information about or to request permission to use the NEMA logo.

3.2 You may establish hyperlink(s) to any portion of this website. NEMA makes no guarantee that the content or URL will remain the same for any page on its website. Please monitor your links to ensure their operation.

3.3 You shall not state or imply in any way (including placement of the NEMA name or identifier, or by the imposition of any frames, browser windows or third party content) that NEMA has endorsed, tested, or certified your company, products, services or website(s).

3.4 NEMA may provide hyperlinks to non-member websites, and will make every effort to ensure, though it makes no guarantee, that the links are valid. Please report any broken, missing, or invalid links to the Webmaster

3.5 You acknowledge and agree that (i) NEMA’s trademark and name, including, but not limited to, NEMA® mark, the teal NEMA® logo, the NEMA® Member logo, and the phrase, “Setting Standards for Excellence,”TM (collectively, the “Marks”), NEMA’s website and its contents are and shall remain the sole property of NEMA; (ii) nothing in this Agreement shall give you any right of ownership in the Marks or NEMA’s website; (iii) you shall not now or in the future contest the validity of the Marks; and (iv) you shall not take any action that would impair the value or goodwill associated with the Marks or NEMA’s image or reputation; you shall not use the Marks in any way that might be misleading including, without limitation, stating or implying that goods or services are certified by NEMA.

3.6 NEMA reserves the right to terminate this Agreement with or without cause at any time. If NEMA terminates this Agreement, you shall remove any and all links to this website within twenty-four hours of receipt of notice from NEMA.

3.7 You agree to defend, indemnify and hold NEMA, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from and against any claims, demands, damages, causes of action, loss or judgments arising from your breach of this agreement or your hyperlink to NEMA’s website. You expressly agree that the use of NEMA’s materials, Marks and website is at your sole risk. NEMA does not warrant that its service will be uninterrupted or error free, NEMA provides this access “as is” without warranty of any kind. NEMA disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited, to the implied warranty of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will NEMA be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages including, but not limited to, loss of profit, loss of data, loss of business or other loss arising out of or resulting from this agreement or the use of any of the materials or Marks under this agreement or access to any of the services described in this agreement even if NEMA has been advised of the possibility of such damages. The foregoing shall apply regardless of the negligence of NEMA and regardless of whether such liability is found in contracts, negligence, tort or any theory or liability.


4.0 Disclaimers and Limitation on Liability

4.1 Disclaimer of Warranties. The contents of NEMA’s website, including the works, are provided “as is,” and NEMA makes no representations or warranties, express or implied, of any kind with respect to its website or its content. NEMA claims all representations and warranties, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose or use, title and non-infringement.

4.2 Disclaimer of Accuracy. NEMA does not represent or warrant that information accessible via this website is accurate, complete or current. The NEMA website could contain typographical errors or technical difficulties. NEMA reserves the right to add to, change or delete its content or any part thereof without notice. Additionally this website may contain information provided by third parties. NEMA makes no representation or warranty regarding the accuracy, truth, quality, suitability or reliability of such information provided by third parties.

4.3 Disclaimer of Guaranty (Publications). NEMA publishes standards, guidelines, and other information about electrical products and their use. These publications represent the consensus views of NEMA members and other interested persons who participate in their preparation. Because they represent only views that are arrived at by consensus, the reader may want to consult other sources of information. The standards or guidelines presented in a NEMA Standards Publication are considered technically sound at the time they are approved for publication. They are not a substitute for a product seller’s or user’s own judgment with respect to the particular product discussed, and NEMA does not undertake to guaranty the performance of any individual manufacturers’ products by virtue of this standard or guide. Thus, NEMA expressly disclaims any responsibility for damages arising from the use, application, or reliance by others on the information contained in these standards or guidelines by others.

4.4 Limitation on NEMA’s Liability. Neither NEMA, nor its members, governors, officers, employees or other representatives will be liable for damages arising out of or in connection with the use or misuse of this website, the works, even if advised of the possibility thereof. This is a comprehensive limitation of liability that applies to all damages of any kind, including without limitation, loss of data, income or profit, loss of or damage to property and claims of third parties. You have sole responsibility for the use of the information on NEMA’s website and for adequate protection and backup of data and/or equipment used in connections with NEMA’s website, and you will not make any claim against NEMA for lost data, re-run time, inaccurate output, work delays or lost profits resulting from your use of the website and the works.

4.5 Limitation on Liability of Copyright Holders. Copyright holders will not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of any use of this website and the works or performance or implementation of the contents or the works.


5.0 Links to Third Party Sites. Other websites that can be accessed by you via NEMA’s website are not under the control of NEMA. NEMA is not responsible for the contents of any website linked to this website or any remote link accessible from such website. Linkage to other sites from this website is provided solely as a convenience to the users of this website, and the linkage does not constitute, expressly or impliedly, an endorsement by NEMA of any linked website or the products or services of that organization or person.


6.0 User Responsibility and Input. In utilizing this website, any communication, material or comments received by NEMA with respect to the contents of this website by a user of the website shall be treated as public, non-confidential information, and NEMA shall have no obligation of any kind with respect to such information and NEMA shall be free to use, disclose, or distribute such information to third parties without limitation. NEMA shall have no obligation to compensate the person or organization who transmitted such information for the use of such information by NEMA or any third party.

6.1 The disclosure of personal information is covered in NEMA’s Privacy Policy.

6.2 The User agrees that it will not use NEMA’s website, including its forums, for any illegal or wrongful purpose. While not intended to be exhaustive, the following is a list of uses of NEMA’s website which are prohibited:

6.2.1 Any expression of animus, bias, cursing, name-calling against individuals or groups, offensive material such as obscenity, vulgarity, or profanity, jokes, sarcasm or other non-business-like or offensive communications. Communications which are considered offensive include, but are not limited to, any messages which contain sexual implications (including pornography), racial slurs, gender-specific comments, or comments that offensively address someone’s age, gender, sexual orientation, religious or political beliefs, national/ethnic origin or disability.

6.2.2 Harassment of any sort, including but not limited to sexual or gender-based harassment, racial harassment, religious harassment, and the like, and harassment which is intended to cause emotional distress.

6.2.3 Personal commercial activities, religious causes, personal charitable solicitations, personal political activity, support for outside organizations which are not related to the direct conduct of NEMA’s business.

6.2.4 The knowing, reckless, or negligent dissemination of false information of any kind which could tend to injure any firm, entity or person, or any product made by them, even if that information is originally published by someone else.

6.2.5 Any illegal activity such as, and without limiting the generality of the prohibition, violations of antitrust laws, export administration laws, securities laws, copyright, patent, or trademark laws, or civil rights laws.


7.0 Trademarks. NEMA® is the registered trademark and service mark of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association. All other marks mentioned on this website are the trademarks of their respective owners. Nothing contained in this website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, a license or right to use any trademark displayed on this website without prior written permissions of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association or other trademark owners.


8.0 NEMA reserves the right to delete or change any information transmitted to or from this website which violates these terms and conditions of use.

9.0 NEMA reserves the right to change, modify, add or delete materials from its website without notice.