The United States, like other nations, has laws to control the export of strategic products, technology and software. Particle Measuring Systems, Inc. (henceforth called “The Company”), as well as its employees and agents, are subject to these laws and regulations.
It is The Company’s express policy to fully comply with all applicable export controls. Failure to comply could result in civil or criminal penalties, including but not limited to, fines, imprisonment, loss of export privileges, debarment, revocation of previously approved licenses, seizure and forfeiture of goods. Such penalties may be imposed on The Company, individuals employed by or otherwise affiliated with The Company, or any combination thereof. Because of the fundamental importance of complying with all applicable export controls, employees or The Company’s partners who knowingly violate such controls or compliance policies will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
The Company encourages our partners, as well as our employees, to report any actions that may be in violation of the law or any of The Company’s other regulations and policies. For its part, The Company has an obligation to investigate and address reported concerns. The Company does not retaliate against individuals for asking questions, raising concerns about compliance issues, or reporting possible misconduct.
Sound export control practices underscore The Company’s commitment to ethical business behavior and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.