Notice and Disclaimer Regarding SERI’s Liability Concerning the Use of the R2 Standard, R2 Documents, and Other Content on This Website
The R2 Standard, Guidance Document, Implementation Guide, and any other R2 document or web-based statement disseminated by SERI that describes, recommends, or requires any process or practice (“R2 Documents”) are developed through a consensus standards development process. This process brings together volunteers representing varied viewpoints and interests to achieve consensus on environmental, health, safety, and data security matters relating to the electronics recycling and refurbishing industry. While SERI administers the process and establishes rules to promote fairness in the development of consensus, SERI does not independently test, evaluate, or verify the accuracy of any information or the soundness of any judgments contained in R2 Documents.
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