Terms of use

Terms of use

PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. This website is provided by KYOCERA OPTEC Corporation ("Company," "we," "us") (collectively, the "Site") subject to your compliance with the terms and conditions set forth in this agreement (the "Agreement"). This Agreement governs the relationship between Company and you, the Site visitor ("you") with respect to your use of the Site. It is important that you read carefully and understand the terms and conditions of this Agreement. By using the Site, you agree to be bound by this Agreement. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions, please do not use the Site.
This Agreement applies to the following websites and all services available on such websites: www.kop.co.jp (collectively, the "Site"). In addition, when using particular services provided through the Site, you agree that you are subject to any additional posted guidelines, rules, terms and conditions applicable to such services. All such guidelines, rules, terms and conditions are hereby incorporated by reference into this Agreement.

We reserve the right at any time to:
· Change the terms and conditions of this Agreement;
· Change the Site, including eliminating or discontinuing any content on or feature of the Site; or
· Change any fees or charges for use of the Site.

We reserve the right to change this Agreement from time to time by posting a revised version on the Site. Any changes we make will be effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Site following such changes will be deemed acceptance of such changes. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of this Agreement. You can determine when this Agreement was last revised by checking the "Last revised" legend at the top of the Agreement.

Materials

The information and materials provided through the Site, including any data, text, graphics, images, audio and video clips, logos, icons, software and links (collectively, the "Materials"), are intended to educate and inform you about the Company, our products and goals. Unless otherwise specified on the Site, you may download Materials displayed on the Site, and may use the downloaded Materials, solely for your personal, non-commercial use. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices on downloaded and copied Materials, and any such downloads or copies are subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. Further, the Materials remain the property of Company or its licensors or suppliers. Use or downloading of Materials is conditioned on acceptance of the terms and conditions of any license agreements relating to such Materials, including agreements of third parties. By acquiring or using Materials, you agree to such terms and conditions. You may not download, copy or use any of the Materials except as expressly authorized by this Agreement and, in any event, you may not distribute, modify, transmit or publicly display the Materials without the written consent of Company or, if so indicated in writing by Company, its licensors or suppliers.

Registration

Some areas of the Site may require you to register to use certain services. When and if you register, you agree to (a) provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by our registration form (including your email address) and (b) maintain and update your information (including your email address) to keep it accurate, current and complete, as applicable. You acknowledge that, if any information provided by you is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we reserve the right to terminate this Agreement and your use of the Site.
As part of the registration process, you will be asked to select a username and password. We may refuse to grant you a username that impersonates someone else, is or may be illegal, is or may be protected by trademark or other proprietary rights law, is vulgar or otherwise offensive, or may cause confusion, as determined by us in our sole discretion. You will be responsible for the confidentiality and use of your username and password and agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to the Site to any third party. If you have reason to believe that your account with us is no longer secure, you must immediately notify us of the problem by emailing us at this site inquiries. YOU ARE ENTIRELY RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF YOUR USERNAME AND PASSWORD AND FOR ANY AND ALL ACTIVITIES (INCLUDING PURCHASES, AS APPLICABLE) THAT ARE CONDUCTED THROUGH YOUR ACCOUNT.

Code of Conduct

While using the Site and Materials, you agree not to:
· Restrict or inhibit any other visitor or member from using the Site, including, without limitation, by means of "hacking" or defacing any portion of the Site;
· Use the Site or Materials for any unlawful purpose;
· Express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed by us, without our prior written consent;
· Transmit (a) any content or information that is unlawful, fraudulent, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene or otherwise objectionable, or infringes our or any third party's intellectual property or other rights; (b) any material, non-public information about companies without the authorization to do so; (c) any trade secret of any third party; or (d) any advertisements, solicitations, chain letters, pyramid schemes, investment opportunities or other unsolicited commercial communication (except as otherwise expressly permitted by us),
· Engage in spamming or flooding;
· Transmit any software or other materials that contain any viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs or other items of a destructive nature;
· Modify, adapt, sub-license, translate, sell, reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble any portion of the Site;
· Remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices contained in the Site or Materials;
· "Frame" or "mirror" any part of the Site without our prior written authorization;
· Link to any page of or content on the Site other than the URL located at KYOCERA OPTEC Co., Ltd. without our permission. Please Contact at this site inquiries and permit it beforehand ;
· Use any robot, spider, site search/retrieval application or other manual or automatic device or process to retrieve, index, "data mine" or in any way reproduce or circumvent the navigational structure or presentation of the Site or its contents; or
· Harvest or collect information about Site visitors or members without their express consent.

While using the Site and/or Materials, you agree to comply with all applicable laws, rules and regulations.

Making purchases

If you wish to purchase products or services described on the Site, you will be asked by Company [or the third party provider of the product or service ] to supply certain information applicable to your purchase, including, without limitation, credit card and other information. You understand that any such information will be treated by Company in the manner described in our Privacy Policy, which can be found at .Terms of Use You agree that all information that you provide to Company or such third party provider will be accurate, current , complete and not misleading in any way. You agree to pay all charges incurred by you or any users of your account and credit card (or other applicable payment mechanism) at the price(s) in effect when such charges are incurred. You will also be responsible for paying any applicable taxes relating to your purchases.
We reserve the right, without prior notification, to change the descriptions of or references to products or services on the Site, to limit the order quantity on any product or service and/or to refuse service to you. Verification of information applicable to a purchase may be required prior to Company's acceptance of any order. Price and availability of any product or service are subject to change without notice.

Information Provided by Company

Although Company strives to provide Materials that are both useful and accurate, data and other information change frequently and are subject to varying interpretations. In addition, a possibility exists that the Site, Materials or Forums (as defined below) could include inaccuracies or errors, or information or materials that violate these Terms of Use (specifically, the Code of Conduct above), or that unauthorized alterations could be made by third parties to the Site, Materials or Forums. Accordingly, although Company endeavors to use reasonable care in assembling the Materials, and attempts to ensure the integrity of the Site, the Materials may not be up-to-date, accurate or complete, and we make no guarantees as to the Site's completeness or correctness. In the event that a situation arises in which the Site's completeness or correctness is in question, please Contact us at this site inquiries with, if possible, a description of the material to be checked and the location (URL) where such material can be found on the Site, as well as information sufficient to enable us to contact you. We will try to address your concerns as soon as reasonably practicable.
In addition, portions of the Materials may have been contributed to the Site by third parties, including various industry specialists and service providers. The inclusion of such information does not indicate any approval or endorsement of such providers, and Company expressly disclaims any liability with respect to the foregoing.

Submissions and Postings

Please note that, because we and our designees host message boards and other forums found on the Site (collectively, the "Forums") and, therefore, redistribute materials you give to us, we require certain rights in those materials. Accordingly, by sending or transmitting to us creative suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts, information or other materials (collectively, "Submissions"), or by posting such Submissions to any area of the Site, you grant us and our designees a worldwide, non-exclusive, sublicenseable (through multiple tiers), assignable, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right to use, reproduce, distribute (through multiple tiers), create derivative works of, publicly perform, publicly display, digitally perform, make, have made, sell, offer for sale and import such Submissions in any media now known or hereafter developed, for any purpose whatsoever, commercial or otherwise, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions. None of the Submissions will be subject to any obligation, whether of confidentiality, attribution or otherwise, on our part and we will not be liable for any use or disclosure of any Submissions.
Forums.
Information on our Forums is provided by our staff and other contributors, some of whom use anonymous screen names and are people not otherwise connected with Company. You acknowledge that a large volume of information is available in our Forums and that people participating in such Forums occasionally post messages or make statements, whether intentionally or unintentionally, that are inaccurate, misleading or deceptive. We neither endorse nor are responsible for such messages or statements, or for any opinion, advice, information or other utterance made or displayed on the Site or Forums by third parties, whether such third parties are visitors to the Site, members of the Company community or others. The opinions expressed in the Forums reflect solely the opinion(s) of the participants and may not reflect the opinion(s) of Company. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ERRORS OR OMISSIONS IN ARTICLES OR POSTINGS, FOR HYPERLINKS EMBEDDED IN MESSAGES OR FOR ANY RESULTS OBTAINED FROM THE USE OF SUCH INFORMATION. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL WE OR OUR AFFILIATES, SUPPLIERS OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOUR RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE.
We have no obligation to monitor the Site or the Forums, or any Submissions or other materials that you or other third parties transmit or post on the Site or the Forums. You acknowledge and agree that we have the right (but not the obligation) to monitor the Site and the Forums and the materials you transmit or post; to alter or remove any such materials (including, without limitation, any posting to a Forum); to disclose such materials and any other information you provide to the Company, and the circumstances surrounding their transmission, to any third party in order to operate the Site properly; to protect ourselves, our sponsors and our members and visitors; and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests.

Links

The Site contains links to other Internet web sites[, including affiliated web sites ] which may or may not be owned or operated by Company. Company has not reviewed all of the web sites that are linked to the Site, and Company has no control over such sites. Unless otherwise explicitly stated, Company is not responsible for the content of such web sites, any updates or changes to such sites, or the privacy or other practices of such sites, and the fact that Company offers such links does not indicate any approval or endorsement of any material contained on any linked site. Company is providing these links to you only as a convenience. Accordingly, we strongly encourage you to become familiar with the terms of use and practices of any linked site. Further, it is up to you to take precautions to ensure that whatever links you select or software you download (whether from the Site or other sites) is free of such items as viruses, worms, trojan horses, defects, date bombs, time bombs and other items of a destructive nature.

Ownership and Restrictions on Use

The Site is owned and operated by Company in conjunction with others pursuant to contractual arrangements, and the Materials (and any intellectual property and other rights relating thereto) are and will remain the property of Company and its licensors and suppliers. The Materials and the selection, compilation, collection, arrangement and assembly thereof are protected by Japanese and international copyright, trademark and other laws, and you acknowledge that these rights are valid and enforceable. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit or distribute Materials or other content or information available on or through the Site in any way without our prior written permission. The Materials may be used solely to the extent necessary for your authorized use of the Site, as provided in this Agreement or as expressly authorized in writing by Company or, if so indicated in writing by Company, its licensors or suppliers. Modification of the Materials or use of the Materials for any other purpose is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights, and is strictly prohibited. You acknowledge that you do not acquire any ownership rights by using the Site or the Materials. If you download software from the Site, such software is licensed on a limited basis to you by us or the owner of such software. Title to the software is not transferred to you. You may own the medium on which you record the software , but we retain all right, title and interest in and to the software, and all intellectual property rights therein. You may not re-sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form, or transfer the software to any third party.
The trademarks, logos, and service marks displayed on the Site (collectively the "Trademarks") are the registered and unregistered trademarks of Company, Company's licensors and suppliers, and others. The Trademarks owned by Company, whether registered or unregistered, may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Company's, in any manner that is likely to cause confusion with customers, or in any manner that disparages Company. Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark without the express written permission of Company, Company's licensors or suppliers, or the third party owner of any such Trademark. Misuse of any Trademarks is prohibited, and Company will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights in such Trademarks, including via civil and criminal proceedings.

Jurisdictional Issues

We make no representation that Materials available on or through the Site are appropriate or available for use in any particular location. Those who choose to access the Site do so on their own initiative and at their own risk, and are responsible for compliance with the applicable local laws. The software provided in the Materials is subject to the laws and regulations of Japan and other countries. No software may be downloaded , exported or rexported to any country, any party or any person subject to the control of the laws and regulations of Japan and other countries. By downloading or using any software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country.

Rules for Sweepstakes, Contests and Games

Any sweepstakes, contests or promotions that are accessible through the Site are governed by specific rules. By entering such sweepstakes or contests or participating in such promotions you will become subject to those rules. We urge you to read the applicable rules, which are linked to the particular activity, and to review our Privacy Policy which, in addition to this Agreement, governs any information you submit in connection with such sweepstakes, contests and promotions.

Termination

This Agreement shall remain effective until terminated in accordance with its terms. Either party may terminate this Agreement immediately upon notice to the other party. In addition, we reserve the right to immediately terminate this Agreement, and/or your access to and use of the Site or any portion thereof, at any time and for any reason, with or without cause. Upon termination of this Agreement by either party, your right to use the Site shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all Materials obtained from the Site and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Agreement or otherwise.

Disclaimers

THE SITE, THE MATERIALS ON THE SITE, AND ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE OBTAINED THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND ANY WARRANTIES THAT MAY ARISE FROM COURSE OF DEALING, COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR USAGE OF TRADE. Applicable law may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so the above exclusions may not apply to you. COMPANY AND ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS AND AGENTS DO NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR THE MATERIALS WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE OR SECURE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE SITE, THE SERVER(S) ON WHICH THE SITE IS HOSTED OR THE MATERIALS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING AND MAINTAINING ALL TELEPHONE, COMPUTER HARDWARE AND OTHER EQUIPMENT NEEDED TO ACCESS AND USE THE SITE, AND ALL CHARGES RELATED THERETO. YOU ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK FOR YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND THE SOFTWARE AND YOUR RELIANCE THEREON. NO OPINION, ADVICE OR STATEMENT OF COMPANY OR ITS AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS, SPONSORS, AGENTS, MEMBERS OR VISITORS, WHETHER MADE ON THE SITE, IN THE MATERIALS OR OTHERWISE, SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY. YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND ANY MATERIALS PROVIDED THROUGH THE SITE ARE ENTIRELY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

Limitation of Liability

NEITHER COMPANY NOR ANY OF OUR AFFILIATES, LICENSORS, SUPPLIERS, ADVERTISERS OR SPONSORS, NOR OUR OR THEIR DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, CONSULTANTS, AGENTS OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVES, ARE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR OTHER DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOST PROFITS), UNDER ANY CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHER THEORY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THE SITE AND/OR MATERIALS CONTAINED ON THE SITE, ANY LINKED SITE OR ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE PURCHASED THROUGH THE SITE. YOUR SOLE REMEDY FOR DISSATISFACTION WITH THE SITE, MATERIALS, OR ANY LINKED SITE IS TO STOP USING THE SITE, MATERIALS, OR LINKED SITE, AS APPLICABLE. THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE MAXIMUM LIABILITY TO COMPANY FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES AND CAUSES OF ACTION, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, SHALL BE THE TOTAL AMOUNT PAID BY YOU TO COMPANY, IF ANY, TO ACCESS THE SITE.

Indemnification

You agree to indemnify, defend and hold Company, our affiliates, licensors, suppliers, advertisers and sponsors, and our and their directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents and other representatives, harmless from and against any and all claims, damages, losses, costs (including reasonable attorneys' fees) and other expenses that arise directly or indirectly out of or from (a) your breach of this Agreement, including any violation of the Code of Conduct, above; (b) any allegation that any Submissions or other materials you submit to us or transmit to the Site infringe or otherwise violate the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property or other rights of any third party; and/or (c) your activities in connection with the Site.

Investment Information

The information contained on the Site may not be current and should not be used or relied on for any decision to invest in, purchase, retain, sell or otherwise transfer the stock of Company or for any related purpose. Company is a publicly held Japanese corporation and files quarterly and annual reports with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission in Washington, D.C. (“SEC”). Copies of the most recent reports and other filings of the Company can be accessed through the SEC EDGAR system located at www.sec.gov or may be obtained at no charge from the Company.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain of the statements made in this Site are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 21E of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Act of 1934), which are based on our current assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to us. Please refer here for further information concerning such forward-looking statements: http://global.kyocera.com/ir/index.html.

Questions

The Site is provided by KYOCERA OPTEC Corporation. If you have any questions, comments or complaints regarding this Agreement or the Site, feel free to Contact us at this site inquiries.

Miscellaneous

This Agreement is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan, without regards to its principles of conflicts of law. You agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of Tokyo District Court, Japan, and waive any jurisdictional, venue or inconvenient forum objections to such court. If any provision of this Agreement is found to be unlawful, void or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severable from this Agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining provisions. This is the entire Agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral Agreements between us with respect to such subject matter. This Agreement is not assignable, transferable or sublicenseable by you except with Company's prior written consent. No waiver by either party of any breach or default hereunder shall be deemed to be a waiver of any preceding or subsequent breach or default. Any heading, caption or section title contained in this Agreement is inserted only as a matter of convenience and in no way defines or explains any section or provision hereof.
Please read the Company Privacy Policy.
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