Terms and Conditions

ITW provides the collaborative tools and information resources on this company intranet site ("ITWconnect") for business purposes. All use of ITWconnect is governed by these Terms and Conditions (“Terms”). Other ITW applications may have additional security policies that apply to the use of such applications, and you are responsible for knowing and following the security policies of all ITW applications that you access or use.

Your Consent

By accessing and using ITWconnect, you agree to be bound by the Terms and the ITWconnect Privacy Policy .


When you first access ITWconnect, you will be provided with a logon ID and password. It is your responsibility to protect your password. You must notify ITWconnect of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your logon ID or password, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password information.


ITWconnect provides various collaborative tools and other information resources. With respect to the resources on ITWconnect:

Treat all users with courtesy and respect.
Submit interesting, accurate, and lawful content.
Use the resources for legitimate business purposes.
Submit, post, or otherwise make available any information that:
Ø Identifies any list or group of employees or other individuals who have not consented to participate in ITWconnect, except where permitted by applicable privacy laws;
Ø Is unlawful, harassing, defamatory, abusive, threatening, obscene, harmful, tortious, libelous, or invasive of another's privacy;
Ø Infringes or violates any party's copyright, trademark, trade secret, patent, or other proprietary right;
Ø Contains any viruses, worms, or other harmful, disruptive, or destructive files, code, or programs;
Ø Includes any unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, chain letters, spam, junk mail, or any other type of unsolicited mass e-mail; or
Ø You otherwise do not have the right to submit, post, disseminate, or transmit.

Use the Site in any way to:
Ø Impersonate any person or entity; falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity; intentionally omit, delete, forge, or misrepresent transmission information, including headers, return mailing, and Internet protocol addresses; or otherwise manipulate identifiers to disguise the origin of any content that you submit or transmit through the Site;
Ø Disrupt the normal flow of dialogue or otherwise act in a manner that negatively affects other users’ participation in online communications;
Ø Interfere with, disrupt, or harm in any way the site or servers or networks connected to the site; or
Ø Use the site in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, or any rules or guidelines established by ITW.

1.    Any content and/or opinions uploaded, expressed or submitted to a list, discussion board, document library, or any other section of ITWconnect (including password-protected areas), and all articles and responses to questions, other than the content provided by ITW, are solely the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity submitting them and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ITW. You understand and acknowledge that you are responsible for whatever content you submit, and you, not ITW, have full responsibility for such content, including its legality, reliability and appropriateness. By uploading or otherwise transmitting material to any area of ITWconnect, you warrant that the material is your own or is in the public domain or otherwise free of proprietary or other restrictions and that you have the right to post it to ITWconnect. You grant to ITW the right to use all content you upload or otherwise transmit to ITWconnect in any manner ITW chooses to support the collaboration and information sharing among ITW, including, but not limited, to copying, displaying, performing or publishing it in any format whatsoever, modifying it, incorporating it into other material or making a derivative work based on it, excluding the re-use of confidential, personally identifiable information.

2.    ITW reserves the right, but does not assume any responsibility, to (1) remove any material posted on ITWconnect which ITW, in its sole discretion, deems inconsistent with the foregoing commitments, including any material ITW has been notified, or has reason to believe, constitutes a copyright infringement; and (2) terminate any user's access to all or part of ITWconnect. However, ITW can neither review all material before it is posted on ITWconnect nor ensure prompt removal of objectionable material after it has been posted. Accordingly, ITW assumes no liability for any action or inaction regarding transmissions, communications or content provided by individuals. ITW reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of ITWconnect users; however, ITW has no liability or responsibility to anyone for performance or nonperformance of the activities described in this paragraph, except as noted in the ITWconnect Privacy Policy/Notice.


ITW may, in its sole discretion, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of ITWconnect at any time, including the availability of any feature, database, or content without notice or liability. ITW may also, in its sole discretion, impose limits on certain features and services or restrict, terminate or suspend your access to all or any part of the site for any reason, without notice or liability.


ITW reserves the right to update or modify these ITWconnect Terms and Conditions, at any time and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of these Terms and Conditions on ITWconnect. If we make material modifications to these Terms, we will post the revised Terms on this site with a link on the home page for 30 days prior to the implementation of the changes in the revised Terms. Your continued use of the site will constitute your consent to any such changes in the Terms except where otherwise required by applicable law. Should you wish to be removed from ITWconnect, and to discontinue use, please click the following link. Click Here


If you have any questions or comments about these Terms, please contact us at:

Illinois Tool Works Inc.
3600 West Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026

These Terms were last revised on June 25, 2009.