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Terms & Conditions

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PLEASE READ THIS TERMS OF USE (“TERMS OF USE”) AND PRIVACY POLICY ("PRIVACY POLICY" AND COLLECTIVELY “TERMS”)) CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS WEBSITE ("SITE(S)"). BY BY ACCESSING TO THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS POLICY, AS SUPPLEMENTED OR MODIFIED BY ANY “SUPPLEMENTAL PRIVACY POLICY” OR IN A SEPARATE DOCUMENT BY THE SITE OPERATOR.

1. Parties.
KOBE STEEL, LTD., KOBELCO COMPRESSORS AMERICA, INC. and KOBELCO COMPRESSORS MANUFACTURING OF INDIANA (collectively “Operator”), is the commercial operator of this Site, although software, hosting and other functions and content may be provided by Operator’s service providers (“Service Providers”), other companies affiliated with Operator (“Affiliates”), or merely in a business relationship with Operator (“Business Partners”). Operator’s Service Providers, Affiliates and Business Partners are intended third-party beneficiaries of this Terms. This Terms of Use describes the terms and conditions of this Site that Operator request you to abide by and This Privacy Policy describes the type of information Operator and its Affiliates, Business Partners and Service Providers collect from visitors to these Sites, what we do with that information, and how visitors can update and control the use of information provided on these Sites. This Policy does not necessarily describe information collection policies on other sites, such as separate sites operated by our Business Partners that we do not control. If you do not agree to abide by this Terms or any future terms, please do not use this Site or submit your information through them.

2. Changes in Terms.
Operator may change these Terms from time to time. Your continued use of the Sites after any changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms. If you do not agree to abide by these or any future Terms, do not use the Sites and do not download materials from them.

3. Changes in Site(s).
Operator may terminate, remove, modify, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Site, including the availability of any features or content, which it controls. Service Providers, Affiliates and Business Partners may also terminate, remove, modify, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of the Sites, including the availability of any features or content, which they control. Operator may impose limits on certain features and services, or terminate or restrict your access to part or all of any of the Sites without liability.

4. Proprietary Rights.
Unless Operator or one of its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners specifically agrees otherwise, the following terms apply to all activity on the Sites.

(a) Confidentiality. The following restrictions apply to use of material on the Sites: (i) if any information is marked “Proprietary” or “Confidential” or words of like import, you will hold such information in confidence, use it exclusively in connection with the activities for which you are authorized on the Sites, and not publish or otherwise disclose it to others; (ii) if any information contains restrictions on use or disclosure, you will comply with the restrictions; and (iii) you will keep all restrictive language intact in all copies.

(b) Copyrights. Operator and its Service Providers, Affiliates and Business Partners each reserve copyrights in all content that each provides to the Sites, including but not limited to design, text, software, technical drawings, configurations, graphics, other files, and their coordination, selection and arrangement. You may not prepare derivative works based upon such content, nor may such content be modified, copied, distributed, framed, reproduced, republished, downloaded, displayed, posted, transmitted, or sold in any form or by any means, in whole or in part, without prior written permission of the copyright owner. No such activity may be competitive with or derogatory to Operator, its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners. All copyright or other proprietary notices must be kept intact. You may not distribute any of the content of any of the Sites to any other person unless that person accepts all obligations under these Terms. Any copyright owner consent may be revoked at any time, and such consent does not include consent to republish Site information on any other Internet, Intranet or Extranet site or to incorporate the information in any other database or compilation, unless expressly given in writing. Any other use of the content of this Site is strictly prohibited. You further agree that you will not extract, collect or harvest, through electronic means or otherwise, any data or data fields from this Site, including but not limited to personally identifiable information of any other user of the Sites, or the names of customers Operator or its Affiliates, Services Providers, or Business Partners.

(c) Trademarks. No trademark, service mark, certification mark, collective mark or trade dress (collectively “Trademarks”) owned by Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners may be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without prior written permission of the owner of the relevant Trademark. All page headers, custom graphics, and button icons may be Trademarks owned by Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners which may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the relevant owner’s prior written permission. No rights to use any Trademarks are granted under these Terms. Certain company names and products mentioned on the Sites may be claimed as Trademarks by their respective owners, who may not be affiliated with Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners.

(d) Patents. Some products and processes used on the Sites may be covered by, or may be subject to, one or more patents and are subject to other trade secret and proprietary rights. Operator, Service Providers, Affiliates and Business Partners reserve all such rights. You agree not to infringe upon such rights or decompile, reverse engineer, or disassemble any of the products or processes on the Sites.

5. Links and Third Party Content.

(a) Links to Other Websites. The Sites may from time to time contain links to other websites or other Internet information sources (“Third Party Sources”). These links are provided as a convenience and do not constitute an approval, endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by Operator of -- or responsibility for -- the third parties or the linked Third Party Sources or any content, services or products available on or through such Third Party Sources.

(c) Third Party Content. Any Site may contain material, data or information provided, posted or offered by third parties, including but not limited to advertisements and postings in online community discussions. You agree that neither Operator nor its Service Providers, Affiliates nor Business Partners shall have any liability whatsoever to you for any such third party material, data or information.

6. Disclaimers.
Unless Operator or one of its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners agrees otherwise in a separate writing, the following terms apply to all activity on the Sites.

(a) THIS SITE, ITS’ CONTENT AND THE AVAILABILITY OF LISTED PARTS AND SERVICES ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT USE OF ALL SITE(S) AND/OR THEIR CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK.

(b) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE PURSUANT TO APPLICABLE LAW, OPERATOR AND ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT OPERATOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM, LOSS OF DATA OR MISDELIVERIES THAT RESULT FROM USE OF THE SITE OR DOWNLOAD OF ANY CONTENT, DATA AND/OR SOFTWARE FROM THE SITES. OPERATOR ASSUMES NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND MAKE NO WARRANTY OR REPRESENTATION AS TO THE ACCURACY, CURRENCY, COMPLETENESS, RELIABILITY, COMPATIBILITY OR USEFULNESS OF CONTENT OR PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTED OR MADE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SITES. OPERATOR AND ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS DO NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTY THAT ANY SITE OR ITS CONTENT WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS, WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE OR THAT DEFECTS, IF ANY, WILL BE CORRECTED.

(c) NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU THROUGH THE SITES SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN AN APPLICABLE WRITTEN CONTRACT.

(d) ALTHOUGH DATA, QUOTES, STATUS REPORTS, TECHNICAL DRAWINGS, CONFIGURATIONS, AND CATALOG LISTINGS ON THE SITES ARE BELIEVED TO BE ACCURATE, YOU SHOULD INDEPENDENTLY EVALUATE THE ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION AND THE USEFULNESS TO YOUR PARTICULAR NEEDS OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE. SPECIFICATIONS FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE, AND OPERATOR AND ITS SERVICE PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES AND BUSINESS PARTNERS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES WITHOUT NOTICE TO PROCESSING, MATERIALS, OR CONFIGURATION. PRODUCTS LISTED IN ONLINE CATALOGS ARE NOT GUARANTEED TO BE AVAILABLE AT THE TIME OF YOUR ORDER.

7. Limitation of Liability.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NEGLIGENCE, SHALL OPERATOR OR ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, BUSINESS PARTNERS, VENDORS, OR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM BY ANY PARTY OTHER THAN OPERATOR FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING FROM OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE ANY SITE OR ANY CONTENT CONTAINED ON ANY SITE, OR RESULTING FROM UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR TRANSMISSIONS OR DATA, OR OTHER INFORMATION THAT IS SENT OR RECEIVED OR NOT SENT OR RECEIVED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION 7 AND SECTION 6 ABOVE SHALL ALSO APPLY TO PROTECT THE PARENTS AND SUBSIDIARIES OF OPERATOR AND ITS AFFILIATES, SERVICE PROVIDERS, BUSINESS PARTNERS, VENDORS, AND SUPPLIERS, AND THE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES AND AGENTS OF EACH OF THEM, WHO ARE THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARIES OF THIS AGREEMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE, AND SHALL APPLY TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW.

8. General.

(a) International. Your access to any Site from territories where its contents may be illegal is prohibited.

(b) Compliance with Export Control Laws. All transactions and other activity on any Site shall at all times be subject to and conditioned upon compliance with all applicable export control laws and regulations and any amendments thereof of the U.S.A., Japan and user’s country. User hereby agrees that it shall not, except as said laws and regulations may expressly permit, make any disposition by way of transshipment, re-export, diversion or otherwise, of technical information (including but not limited to technical data and software) made available on or through any Site, or the direct product thereof, other than as permitted by applicable export control laws and regulations. All obligations in this paragraph survive any termination of site access, and discharge of any other contract obligations.

(c) Applicable Law. These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan, without giving effect to its conflict of laws provisions. You agree to submit to the personal and exclusive jurisdiction of the state or federal courts located in Tokyo, Japan for any disputes arising from or related to any Site or these Terms. You also agree that you will comply with all applicable local, state, national and international laws and regulations, including but not limited to applicable export restrictions, that relate to your use of or activities on this Site.

(d) English Language. The parties agree that there shall be no requirement to translate any of the Sites, or any portion thereof or content thereon, into any other language than the one in which they appear, and that all contractual and transactional communications shall be in the English language, and that there shall be no requirement to translate any communication into any other language.

(e) Enforceability. These Terms are not intended to alter the terms or conditions of any other agreement you may have with Operator or its Service Providers, Affiliates or Business Partners to the extent that those agreements govern issues other than your use of any of these Sites, nor any agreements that they may have with one another. Should any provision in these Terms be found invalid or unenforceable for any reason, that provision shall be deemed severable from the Terms and shall not affect the validity or enforceability of the remaining provisions. You agree that any claim arising out of or related to the terms or your use of the Site must be filed within one year after it arose or be permanently barred.