Welcome to www.kikkomanusa.com (the “Site”). This Site is maintained and operated by Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc. (“Kikkoman”).
YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE SITE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE "TERMS AND CONDITIONS") AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE, YOU ACCEPT, WITHOUT LIMITATION OR QUALIFICATION, THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET FORTH BELOW, YOU MAY NOT USE ANY PORTION OF THE SITE.
Authorized Use of Site:
This Site is provided for your personal and non-commercial use and for informational purposes only. Any other use of the Site requires the prior written consent of Kikkoman.
Unauthorized Use of Site:
You may not use spiders, robots, data mining techniques or other automated devices or programs to catalog, download or otherwise reproduce, store or distribute content available on the Site. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Site, such as automating what are otherwise manual or one-off procedures. You may not take any action to interfere with, or disrupt, the Site or any other user's use of the Site, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mail bombing” or “crashing” the Site, circumventing security or user authentication measures or attempting to exceed the limited authorization and access granted to you under these Terms and Conditions. You may not frame portions of the Site within another web site. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Site to any third party without our prior written consent.
Registration and Passwords:
Kikkoman is the owner of or otherwise licensed to use all parts of the Site, including all copy, software, graphics, designs and all copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, logos, and other intellectual property or proprietary rights contained therein. Some materials on the Site belong to third parties who have authorized Kikkoman to display the materials, such as portfolio works, client logos and trademarks and other proprietary materials. By using the Service, you agree not to copy, distribute, modify or make derivative works of any materials without the prior written consent of the owner of such materials. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms and Conditions, no license is granted to you and no rights are conveyed by virtue of accessing or using the Site. All rights not granted under these Terms and Conditions are reserved by Kikkoman.
No Ideas Accepted:
Kikkoman does not accept any unsolicited ideas from outside the company including without limitation suggestions about advertising, promotion or merchandising of our products, additions to our product lines, services, or changes in methods of doing business. We may already be working on or may in the future work on a similar idea. This policy eliminates concerns about ownership of such ideas. If, notwithstanding this policy, you submit an unsolicited idea to this Site, you understand and acknowledge that such idea is not submitted in confidence and Kikkoman assumes no obligation, expressed or implied, by considering it. You further understand that Kikkoman shall exclusively own all known or hereafter existing rights to the idea everywhere in the world, and that such idea is hereby irrevocably assigned to Kikkoman. Without limiting the foregoing, to the extent any such assignment is deemed unenforceable, you hereby grant Kikkoman an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide license to use the idea in any manner, in any medium now known or hereafter developed, without compensation to you.
This Site may provide you with a forum to express your personal opinions in a chat room, weblog or other online discussion group. When using such forums, you agree that (i) you have the right to post all information and materials, (ii) all opinions expressed are genuinely held based upon your research and consideration, (iii) you will not post any content that is libelous, defamatory or invades any privacy or publicity rights of any third party; or is abusive, vulgar, hateful, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory or otherwise objectionable; or infringes any copyright, trademark, service mark, patent, trade secret or confidentiality obligation. You hereby grant Kikkoman an irrevocable, perpetual, world-wide license to use, redact, edit, republish, sub-license, copy, and distribute your postings in any medium now known or hereinafter developed without payment of compensation to you. You agree to be solely liable for the content all of all information posted by you.
This Site may contain links to other web sites not maintained by Kikkoman. Other web sites may also reference or link to our Site. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Site and to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every web site that you visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other web sites.
WHILE KIKKOMAN USES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE SITE, KIKKOMAN MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO ITS ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS. KIKKOMAN ASSUMES NO LIABILITY OR RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN THE CONTENT ON THE SITE. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE SITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE SITE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND KIKKOMAN MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE SITE. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, KIKKOMAN DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. KIKKOMAN DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE SITE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. KIKKOMAN SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN. IN NO EVENT WILL KIKKOMAN BE LIABLE UNDER ANY THEORY OF TORT, CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, LOST DATA, LOST OPPORTUNITIES, COSTS OF COVER, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, PERSONAL INJURY/WRONGFUL DEATH, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT OR OTHER CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES, EACH OF WHICH IS HEREBY EXCLUDED BY AGREEMENT OF THE PARTIES REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT EITHER PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
If any part of these warranty disclaimers or limitations of liability is found to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason or if we are otherwise found to be liable to you in any manner, then our aggregate liability for all claims under such circumstances for liabilities, shall not exceed the lesser of (i) the amount paid by you for your use of the Site during the prior twelve (12) months or (ii) ten dollars ($10).
All information posted on the Site is subject to change without notice. In addition, these Terms and Conditions may be changed at any time without prior notice. We will make such changes by posting them on the Site. You should check the Site for such changes frequently. Your continued access of the Site after such changes conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes.
You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kikkoman, its employees, directors, officers, agents, business partners, affiliates, contractors, distribution partners and representatives from and against any and all claims, demands, liabilities, costs or expenses, including attorney’s fees and costs, arising from, or related to, any breach by you of any of these Terms and Conditions or applicable law.
If any part of these Terms and Conditions shall be held or declared to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction, such provision shall be ineffective but shall not affect any other part of these Terms and Conditions, and in such event, such provision shall be changed and interpreted so as to best accomplish the objectives of such unenforceable or invalid provision within the limits of applicable law or applicable court decisions.
The failure of Kikkoman To partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of Kikkoman of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by Kikkoman or be deemed a waiver by Kikkoman of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms and Conditions. The rights and remedies of Kikkoman under these Terms and Conditions and any other applicable agreement between you and Kikkoman shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit Kikkoman's right to exercise any other right or remedy.
Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") Notice:
Materials may be made available via the Site by third parties not within our control. We are under no obligation to, and do not, scan content posted on the Site for the inclusion of illegal or impermissible content. However, we respect the copyright interests of others. It is our policy not to permit materials known by us to infringe another party’s copyright to remain on the Site.
If you believe any materials on the Site infringe a copyright, you should provide us with written notice that at a minimum contains:
- A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed;
- Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed, or, if multiple copyrighted works at a single online site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works at that site;
- Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material;
- Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as an address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted;
- A statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
- A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.
All DMCA notices should be sent to our designated agent as follows:
Kikkoman Sales USA, Inc.
Consumer Services Department
50 California St., Ste 3600
San Francisco, California 94111
It is our policy to terminate relationships regarding content with third parties who repeatedly infringe the copyrights of others.
Our Site is provided from the United States of America and all servers that make it available reside in the U.S.A. The laws of other countries may differ regarding the access and use of the Site. We make no representations regarding the legality of this Site in any other country and it is your responsibility to ensure that your use complies with all applicable laws outside of the U.S.A.
The laws of the State of New York shall govern these Terms and Conditions. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY CONSENT TO EXCLUSIVE JURISDICTION AND VENUE IN THE COURTS LOCATED IN NEW YORK COUNTY, NEW YORK FOR ALL MATTERS ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OR YOUR ACCESS OR USE OF THE SITE.
Should you have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions you may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.