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Last Updated: May 11, 2021
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THESE TERMS OF SERVICE CONTAIN PROVISIONS GOVERNING HOW DISPUTES THAT YOU AND JAPAN CRATE HAVE AGAINST EACH OTHER ARE RESOLVED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY DISPUTES THAT AROSE OR WERE ASSERTED PRIOR TO THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THESE TERMS OF SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, IT CONTAINS AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT WHICH WILL, WITH LIMITED EXCEPTIONS, REQUIRE DISPUTES BETWEEN YOU AND JAPAN CRATE TO BE SUBMITTED TO BINDING AND FINAL ARBITRATION. UNLESS YOU OPT OUT OF THE ARBITRATION AGREEMENT: (1) YOU WILL ONLY BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE DISPUTES OR CLAIMS AND SEEK RELIEF AGAINST JAPAN CRATE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS, NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE ACTION OR PROCEEDING; AND (2) YOU ARE WAIVING YOUR RIGHT TO PURSUE DISPUTES OR CLAIMS AND SEEK RELIEF IN A COURT OF LAW AND YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE A JURY TRIAL. ANY DISPUTE, CLAIM OR REQUEST FOR RELIEF RELATING IN ANY WAY TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, THE SERVICES, THE PRODUCTS, OR THESE TERMS OF SERVICE WILL BE GOVERNED AND INTERPRETED BY AND UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA CONSISTENT WITH THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT, WITHOUT GIVING EFFECT TO ANY PRINCIPLES THAT PROVIDE FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE LAW OF ANY OTHER JURISDICTION.
Acceptance of Terms
This Terms of Service applies to all Website visitors and users of the Website or Services and by visiting or using the Website, you agree to be bound by this Terms of Service. If you don't agree with any term or condition in this Terms of Service, please don't use the Website or any Service. As such, by placing an order through our Website, you represent and warrant that you are legally capable of entering into these Terms of Service and are at least 18 years old. We reserve the right to modify, suspend or stop providing access to the Website or the Services at any time without notice and without obligation or liability to you.
The Services are available only to, and may only be used by, individuals who are 18 years and older who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Individuals under the age of 18 can purchase or use the Services or the Products only in conjunction with and under the supervision of a parent or legal guardian. In this case, the adult is the user and is responsible for any and all activities and purchases.
Eligibility for Use
We may, in our sole discretion, refuse to offer the Services to any person or entity and change its eligibility criteria at any time. You are solely responsible for ensuring that these Terms of Service are in compliance with all laws, rules and regulations applicable to you and the right to access the Services is revoked where these Terms of Service or use of the Services is prohibited or to the extent offering, sale or provision of the Services or the Products conflicts with any applicable law, rule or regulation. Further, the Services are offered only for your use, and not for the use or benefit of any third party.
You have a personal, non-transferable, non-exclusive right to access and use the Content of this Website subject to these Terms of Service. The term "Content" means all information, text, images, data, links, software, or other material accessible through the Website or Services, whether created by us or provided by another person for display on the Website or through the Services. The Content may contain typographical errors, other inadvertent errors or inaccuracies. We reserve the right to make changes to document names and content, descriptions or specifications of products or services, or other information without obligation to issue any notice of such changes. You may view, copy, download, and print Content that is available on this Website or through the Services, so long as the Content is used solely for internal informational purposes only. No part of this Website or its Content may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording for any other purpose. Nothing contained on this Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use this Website or any Content displayed on this Website, through the use of framing or otherwise, except: (a) as expressly permitted by these Terms of Service; or (b) with our prior written permission or the permission of such third party that may own the trademark or copyright of material displayed on this Website.
In order to utilize specific features on the Website, you will need to register for an account (“Account”). Should you create an Account with us, you agree to: (1) provide true, accurate, complete and up-to-date information, as well as updating the information as necessary; (2) maintain the security of your password and accept the risks associated with access to your Account which is not authorized by you; (3) notify us as soon as possible either at EMAIL if you believe there have been any breaches to the security of the Website or your Account; and (4) exit from your Account at the end of each session. You are responsible for all activities that occur under your Account. You agree that you shall monitor your Account to restrict use by minors, and you will accept full responsibility for any unauthorized use of the Website by minors. You may not share your Account or password with anyone. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or we have reasonable grounds to suspect that any information you provide is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, we have the right to suspend or terminate your Account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Website. You agree not to create an Account using a false identity or information, or on behalf of someone other than yourself. You agree not to create an Account or use the Website if you have been previously removed by us, or if you have been previously banned from the Website. You acknowledge and agree that you shall have no ownership or other property interest in your Account, and you further acknowledge and agree that all rights in and to your Account are and shall forever be owned by and inure to the benefit of us. YOU WILL BE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE WEBSITE BY ANYONE USING YOUR ACCOUNT, WHETHER OR NOT SUCH ACCESS TO AND USE OF YOUR ACCOUNT IS ACTUALLY AUTHORIZED BY YOU, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ALL COMMUNICATIONS AND TRANSMISSIONS, ALL PURCHASES, AND ALL OBLIGATIONS INCURRED THROUGH SUCH ACCESS OR USE
Billing and Payments
When you purchase Products through the Website, you authorize us to charge your debit/credit card for such purchase. You agree to pay for all orders made from your Account in accordance with the prices and billing terms in effect at the time an order is made from your Account. You also agree to pay all applicable taxes. To make an order from your Account, you must provide valid payment information (e.g. debit/credit card) through the Website. By placing an order through your Account, you also agree and authorize (1) the payment method(s) you provide to be immediately charged for all amounts and taxes applicable to your order, (2) us to automatically charge alternative payment methods associated with your Account if a primary payment method is declined or no longer available, (3) us to share payment information and instructions required to complete your payment transactions between us, our payment processors, and their third-party payment service providers, and (4) no additional notice or consent is required for the foregoing authorizations. You agree to immediately update your Account in the event of any change in your payment information. We reserve the right at any time to change its billing methods.
You may edit your payment method information by clicking on your Account page. If a payment is not successfully settled, due to expiration, insufficient funds, or otherwise, and you do not edit your payment method information, you remain responsible for any uncollected amounts and authorize us to continue billing your payment method as it may be updated. This may result in a change to your payment billing dates. If changes are made to your payment method, your payment service provider may provide us with the updated payment method details. You authorize us to use these updated payment method details in order to help prevent any interruption to the Service. We may update your payment method information with information provided by the applicable payment service provider, and you authorize us to continue to charge you the recurring fee to your updated payment method. For certain payment methods, the issuer of your debit/credit card may charge you a transaction fee or other charges. Check with your payment service provider for details.
Shipping and Risk of Loss
The Products purchased from this Website will be shipped by a third party carrier. As a result, title and risk of loss or damage for such Products will pass to you upon delivery of the Products to the carrier by Japan Crate or its Affiliates. Unless otherwise indicated at the time of your purchase, shipping and handling fees are included with your purchase. Shipping dates and/or arrival times given are only estimates. For loss/damage claims, you must notify Japan Crate within 30 days of the date of delivery if you believe all or part of your order is missing or damaged. Replacement of Products and credits to your account for shipped Products claimed as not received are subject to our investigation, which may include postal-service notification. Damaged items must be reported and include a photo in the ticket submission. We may adjust your account or provide replacement for list/damage claims at our discretion.
Returns and Exchanges
If the Products are defective, you may return the defective Products and we may send you a new item or credit your account. Upon approval of a return and when returning Products, it is your responsibility to take reasonable care to see that the Products are not damaged in transit and are received by us at our address as displayed on the Website. All refunds are subject to our shipping, return and exchange policies stated on our FAQ page, if any. Please note credits resulting from the recurring fee are only available up to 30 days past the date of the charge. Refunds are at the sole discretion of Japan Crate.
Mobile Message Marketing Program
The purchase of the Products requires a phone number capable of receiving text messages. By purchasing Products through the Website, you agree to have us send you emails, text messages or other electronic communications to complete the purchases. If you do not provide a valid phone number to us, you will not be able to purchase the Products. You may opt out of marketing-related text messages by following the opt-out or unsubscribe instructions included in the text message. If you opt out, you may continue to receive service-related and other non-marketing text messages.
Your total price may include the price of the Products plus any applicable sales tax; such state and local sales tax is based on the shipping address and the sales tax rate in effect at the time you purchase the Products.
You assume all responsibility and risk with respect to your use of the Website. THE WEBSITE AND ALL CONTENT, MERCHANDISE, AND OTHER INFORMATION ON OR ACCESSIBLE FROM OR THROUGH THIS WEBSITE OR A “LINKED” SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, SECURITY OR ACCURACY. SPECIFICALLY, BUT WITHOUT LIMITATION, JAPAN CRATE DOES NOT WARRANT THAT: (1) THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE IS CORRECT, ACCURATE OR RELIABLE; (2) THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED ON THIS WEBSITE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE; (3) DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THIS WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKE THEM AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS; OR (4) THE QUALITY OF ANY PRODUCTS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PURCHASED OR OBTAINED BY YOU FROM THE WEBSITE FROM US OR OUR AFFILIATES WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. Japan Crate makes no warranties of any kind regarding any sites to which you may be directed or hyperlinked from this Website. Hyperlinks are included solely for your convenience, and Japan Crate makes no representations or warranties with regard to the accuracy, availability, suitability or safety of information provided in such sites. Japan Crate does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any products or services offered or provided by or on behalf of third parties on the Website.
SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES OR THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. ACCORDINGLY, SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL JAPAN CRATE OR ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, MANAGERS, EMPLOYEES, OR AFFILIATES BE LIABLE TO ANY USER OF THIS WEBSITE OR ANY OTHER PERSON OR ENTITY FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS OF USE, OR COSTS OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES) ARISING OUT OF THE USE, INABILITY TO USE, UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR USE OR MISUSE OF THE PRODUCTS OR THE SERVICES OR THE WEBSITE OR ANY INFORMATION CONTAINED THEREON, WHETHER BASED UPON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF THE PERSON OR ENTITY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. YOU AGREE JAPAN CRATE’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THE WEBSITE, THE CONTENT, THE PRODUCTS OR THE SERVICES WHETHER IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE, SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO JAPAN CRATE IN THE THEN-PRIOR CALENDAR MONTH.
YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR, AND ASSUME ALL RESPONSIBILITY AND RISK RELATED TO, THE USE AND CONSUMPTION OF THE PRODUCTS. YOU ARE ALSO SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING ABOUT ANY FOOD ALLERGIES AND/OR DIETARY RESTRICTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AND VERIFYING THE PRODUCTS BEFORE CONSUMING THE PRODUCTS. JAPAN CRATE DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE NUTRITION, INGREDIENT, ALLERGEN, AND OTHER PRODUCT INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IS ACCURATE OR COMPLETE SINCE THIS INFORMATION MAY PROVIDED BY THE PRODUCT MANUFACTURERS OR SUPPLIERS AND ON OCCASION MANUFACTURERS MAY MODIFY THEIR PRODUCTS AND UPDATE THEIR LABELS. JAPAN CRATE RECOMMENDS THAT YOU DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON THE INFORMATION PRESENTED ON THE WEBSITE AND THAT YOU CONSULT THE PRODUCTS LABEL OR CONTACT JAPAN CRATE IN ORDER TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO CONTACT THE MANUFACTURER DIRECTLY IF YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC DIETARY OR ALLERGIC CONCERN OR QUESTION ABOUT A PRODUCT.
WE ATTEMPT TO DISPLAY THE PRODUCTS YOU MAY PURCHASE VIA THE WEBSITE AND OTHER MATERIALS AND INFORMATION YOU VIEW ON THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING PRICING, AS ACCURATELY AND RELIABLY AS POSSIBLE. HOWEVER, WE DO NOT GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OF SUCH MATERIALS AND INFORMATION. IN THE EVENT OF AN ERROR, WE RESERVE THE RIGHT, IN OUR SOLE DISCRETION AND SUBJECT TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, TO CORRECT SUCH ERRORS AND REVISE YOUR ORDER ACCORDINGLY (INCLUDING CHARGING THE CORRECT PRICE) OR TO CANCEL YOUR ORDER AND ISSUE YOU A CREDIT REFUND.
Professional Advice Disclaimer:
Any information we provide to you, including product descriptions and instructions, is for informational purposes only. Use of the Website is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional advice. You should read and strictly follow all product labels, packaging inserts and instructions, and manufacturer directions and warnings before using any product. When appropriate, you should seek independent professional advice.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless us, our Affiliates, service providers, and licensors and our and their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, partners, licensors, representatives, suppliers and employees, from and against any loss, liability, threatened or actual claim, demand, damages, costs and expenses, (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or in connection with your use of the Website, the Services, the Products, or any information obtained therefor other than as expressly authorized in these Terms of Service, your violation of any term of these Terms of Service, or your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, property, or privacy right. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder, and you shall cooperate as fully as reasonably required by us. You agree to promptly notify us of any third-party claims, cooperate with us in defending such claims, and pay all fees, costs and expenses associated with defending such claims (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and expenses, court costs, costs of settlement and costs of pursuing indemnification and insurance). This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and us. You agree that the provisions in this section will survive termination of your Account, these Terms of Service and/or your access to or use of the Services.
Intellectual Property Rights
Unless otherwise noted, all Content contained on this Website is the property of Japan Crate and/or its Affiliates or licensors, and is protected from unauthorized copying and dissemination by United States copyright law, trademark law, international conventions and other intellectual property laws. Product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. We do not claim ownership of Content submitted by users without compensation by Japan Crate and with the expectation that such Content will be made publicly accessible through our Website. By submitting such Content, however, you agree to grant us a world-wide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use, distribute, reproduce, modify, adapt, create derivative works from, and publicly perform or display such Content. This license shall remain in effect until we delete the Content from our systems. We respect the intellectual property of others, and we ask you to do the same. If you or any user of this Website believes its copyright, trademark or other property rights have been infringed by a posting on this Website, you or the user should send notification to our Designated Agent immediately. To be effective, the notification must include: 1. A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; 2. Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; 3. Information reasonably sufficient to permit us to contact the complaining party, such as address, telephone number and, if available, an electronic mail address at which the complaining party may be contacted; 4. Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be subject to infringing activity and that is to be removed and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the materials; 5. 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, agent, or the law; and 6. 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 infringing. Pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C.A. Sec. 512(c), our Designated Agent for Notice of claims of copyright infringement can be reached as indicated below. Service of repeat infringers of copyright or of users about whom repeat claims of copyright infringement are received will be terminated. Designated Agent for Claimed Infringement: Japan Crate, LLC Address Phone EMAIL Your acknowledge and agree that upon receipt of a notice of a claim of copyright infringement, we may immediately remove the identified materials from our Website without liability to you or any other party and that the claims of the complaining party and the party that originally posted the materials will be referred to the United States Copyright Office for adjudication as provided in the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
No Implied Endorsements
In no event shall any reference to any third party or third party product or service be construed as an approval or endorsement by Japan Crate of that third party or of any product or service provided by that third party. Likewise, a link to any third party website does not imply that we endorse or accept any responsibility for the content or use of such website. Japan Crate does not endorse, warrant or guarantee any product or service offered by any third party through an online discussion forum or chat room accessible through this Website and will not be a party to or in any way monitor any transaction involving any third party providers of products or services. As with the purchase of a product or service through any medium or in any environment, you are responsible for exercising appropriate judgment and caution. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS IS GOVERNED SOLELY BY YOUR AGREEMENTS WITH SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS, AND WE DISCLAIM ANY LIABILITY FOR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION THAT MAY BE PROVIDED TO IT BY SUCH THIRD-PARTY SERVICE PROVIDERS IN VIOLATION OF THE PRIVACY SETTINGS THAT YOU HAVE SET IN SUCH THIRD-PARTY ACCOUNTS.
Conduct on Website
Your use of this Website is subject to all applicable laws and regulations and you are solely responsible for the contents of your communications through this Website. You shall not, and shall not permit any third party to, take any action or upload, download, post, submit or otherwise distribute or facilitate distribution of any Content on this Website, that: 1. Is unlawful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, libelous, deceptive, fraudulent, invasive of another’s privacy, tortious, contains explicit or graphic descriptions or accounts of sexual acts (including but not limited to sexual language of a violent or threatening nature directed at another individual or group of individuals), or otherwise violates our rules or policies; 2. Victimizes, harasses, degrades, or intimidates an individual or group of individuals on the basis of religion, gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, age, or disability; 3. Infringes on any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright, right of publicity, or other proprietary right of any party; 4. Constitutes unauthorized or unsolicited advertising, junk or bulk email (also known as “spamming”), chain letters, any other form of unauthorized solicitation, or any form of lottery or gambling; 5. Contains software viruses or any other computer code, files, or programs that are designed or intended to disrupt, damage, or limit the functioning of any software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment or to damage or obtain unauthorized access to any data or other information of any third party; or 6. Impersonates any person or entity, including any of our employees or representatives.
We make no representation that information on this Website, the Products or Services we provide are appropriate or available for use outside the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from outside the United States do so on their own initiative and at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.
We may terminate or suspend any user's access to our Website or Services or Account, in our sole discretion, for any reason and at any time, with or without prior notice. It is our policy to terminate users who violate these Terms of Service, as deemed appropriate in our sole discretion. You agree that we are not liable to you or any third party for any termination of your access to our Website or Services.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING ARBITRATION AGREEMENT IN THIS SECTION (“ARBITRATION AGREEMENT”) CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH US AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.
In the event of a Dispute, prior to initiating arbitration, the party asserting the claim must first send to the other, by certified mail, a written notice of Dispute (“Notice”). If you are the claimant, the Notice to us must be addressed to: ___________________. If we are the claimant, the Notice must be addressed to the address used for your Account. The Notice must (a) describe the nature and basis of the Dispute; and (b) set forth the specific relief sought. Following receipt of the Notice, each party agrees to negotiate with the other in good faith about the claim. If the claim is not resolved to the satisfaction of the claimant within sixty (60) days after Notice is provided, the claimant may pursue the claim in arbitration or file a claim in small claims court. During the arbitration, the amount of any settlement offer made by us or you shall not be disclosed to the arbitrator. More information can be found at www.adr.org.
If you are required to pay a filing fee to initiate arbitration, after we receive notice of the initiation of arbitration, we will promptly reimburse you for your payment of the filing fee at the address we have for you on file (or the address provided in the Notice), unless your claim is for greater than $10,000 USD. The arbitration will be governed by the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes (collectively, “AAA Rules”) of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”), as modified by these Terms of Service, and will be administered by the AAA. The AAA Rules and Forms are available online at www.adr.org. The arbitrator is bound by the terms of these Terms of Service. All issues are for the arbitrator to decide, including issues relating to the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement.
The arbitrator shall have exclusive authority to (a) determine the scope and enforceability of this Arbitration Agreement and (b) resolve any dispute related to the interpretation, applicability, enforceability or formation of this Arbitration Agreement including, but not limited to, any assertion that all or any part of this Arbitration Agreement is void or voidable. The arbitration will decide the rights and liabilities, if any, of you and us. The arbitration proceeding will not be consolidated with any other matters or joined with any other cases or parties. The arbitrator shall have the authority to grant motions dispositive of all or part of any claim. The arbitrator shall have the authority to award monetary damages and to grant any non-monetary remedy or relief available to an individual under applicable law, the arbitral forum’s rules, and these Terms of Service (including the Arbitration Agreement). The arbitrator shall issue a written award and statement of decision describing the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based, including the calculation of any damages awarded. The arbitrator has the same authority to award relief on an individual basis that a judge in a court of law would have. The award of the arbitrator is final and binding upon you and us. The arbitrator shall determine any and all challenges to the arbitrability of a claim. The arbitral award shall be judicially enforceable. Any court of competent jurisdiction may, and upon request shall, enter judgment on the arbitral award. Either party may seek confirmation (judgment on the award) and/or enforcement in any court of competent jurisdiction. Notwithstanding any provision in the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures to the contrary, and with the exception of Desk Arbitrations (in which the parties submit their arguments and evidence to the arbitrator in writing and the arbitrator makes an award based only on the documents), the Federal Rules of Evidence shall govern the admissibility of evidence in any arbitral proceeding. Unless you and we agree otherwise, any arbitration hearings will take place in the county (or parish) of your billing address. If your claim is for $10,000 USD or less, we agree that you may choose whether the arbitration will be conducted solely on the basis of documents submitted to the arbitrator, through a telephonic hearing, or by an in-person hearing as established by the AAA Rules. If your claim exceeds $10,000 USD, the right to a hearing will be determined by the AAA Rules. Regardless of the manner in which the arbitration is conducted, the arbitrator shall issue a written decision sufficient to explain the essential findings and conclusions on which the award is based. If the arbitrator issues you an award that is greater than the value of our last written settlement offer made before an arbitrator was selected (or if we did not make a settlement offer before an arbitrator was selected), then we will pay you the amount of the award or $1,000 USD, whichever is greater. Except as expressly set forth herein, the payment of all filing, administration and arbitrator fees will be governed by the AAA Rules. Notwithstanding any provision in the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures to the contrary, the arbitrator shall not have the authority or any jurisdiction to hear the arbitration as a class, consolidated, representative, or private attorney general action or to consolidate, join, or otherwise combine the claims of different persons into one proceeding.
If a proposed class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action arbitration is initiated, notwithstanding the below prohibition, and it is finally determined by the arbitrator (or a court of competent jurisdiction) that the waiver specified herein is not enforceable, then the arbitration proceedings shall be bifurcated as follows and notwithstanding any provision in the Commercial Arbitration Rules and the Consumer-Related Disputes Supplementary Procedures to the contrary, the following rules will apply. The issues of arbitrability shall be determined by the arbitrator pursuant to the applicable rules and substantive law. Assuming the arbitrator concludes that the arbitration may proceed, said arbitration shall be stayed, and the issue of whether to certify any alleged or putative class for a class action (or other representative) proceeding shall be presented to and decided by a court of competent jurisdiction. The arbitrator shall not have authority or jurisdiction to decide class certification (or any similar representative action) issues. The decision to certify or not certify a class action (or to otherwise permit the action to proceed on a representative basis) shall be appealable in the judicial proceedings consistent with the rules and law governing the appeals of interlocutory decisions or class certification (or similar) rulings specifically, if appropriate. Once any issues regarding class certification (and/or similar representative requirements) have been finally decided by the court, the arbitrator will have authority to decide the substantive claims on an individual or a class (or other representative) basis, as may be determined and directed by the court. The arbitrator(s) shall not have the power to commit errors of law or legal reasoning, make clearly erroneous factual findings, or abuse his or her discretion, and the award may be vacated or corrected on appeal to a court of competent jurisdiction for any such error.
You may elect to opt out (exclude yourself) from the final, binding arbitration procedure and the class action waiver specified in these Terms of Service by doing the following: within 15 days of setting up your Account, you must send a letter to __________________ that specifies (1) your name, (2) your Account number or Account member name, (3) your mailing address, and (4) your request to be excluded from the final, binding arbitration procedure and class action waiver specified in these Terms of Service. All other Terms shall continue to apply to your Account, including the requirement to participate in pre-dispute mediation. Notwithstanding any provision in these Terms of Service to the contrary, we agree that, if we make any future change to the dispute resolution procedure and class action waiver provisions (other than a change to our address), you may reject any such change by sending a letter to us within 15 days of the change to the address provided above. By rejecting any future change, you are agreeing that you will arbitrate any Dispute between us in accordance with the language of this provision. Your letter must be postmarked by the applicable 15-day deadline to be effective. You are not required to send the letter by confirmed mail or return receipt requested, but it is recommended that you do so. Your request to be excluded will only be effective and enforceable if you can prove that the request was postmarked within the applicable 15-day deadline.
Class Action Waiver; Jury Trial Waiver
YOU AND JAPAN CRATE AGREE THAT EACH MAY BRING CLAIMS OR DISPUTES AGAINST THE OTHER ARISING FROM OR RELATING IN ANY WAY TO THESE TERMS OF SERVICE, THE SERVICES AND/OR THE PRODUCTS ONLY IN AN INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY AND NOT AS A PLAINTIFF OR CLASS MEMBER IN ANY PURPORTED CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING. Both you and we waive the right to bring any Dispute arising out of or relating in any way to these Terms of Service, the Services and/or the Products as a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action, or to participate in a class, consolidated, representative, collective, or private attorney general action regarding any such claim brought by anyone else. Further, unless both you and we agree otherwise, the arbitrator may not consolidate the claims of more than one party, and may not otherwise preside over any form of a representative or class proceeding. If this specific provision is found to be unenforceable as applied to any claim asserted by you, then the entirety of the arbitration provision set forth in this section shall be null and void. ALL DISPUTES WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THIS ARBITRATION AGREEMENT MUST BE ARBITRATED ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AND NOT ON A CLASS OR COLLECTIVE BASIS, ONLY INDIVIDUAL RELIEF IS AVAILABLE, AND CLAIMS OR DISPUTES OF MORE THAN ONE CUSTOMER OR USER CANNOT BE ARBITRATED OR CONSOLIDATED WITH THOSE OF ANY OTHER CUSTOMER OR USER. If a decision is issued stating that applicable law precludes enforcement of any of this subsection’s limitations as to a given Dispute, then such aspect must be severed from the arbitration and brought into the State or Federal Courts located in the State of California. All other Disputes shall be arbitrated.
YOU AND JAPAN CRATE HEREBY WAIVE ANY CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY RIGHTS TO SUE IN COURT AND HAVE A TRIAL IN FRONT OF A JUDGE OR A JURY. You and Japan Crate are instead electing that all Disputes shall be resolved by arbitration under this Arbitration Agreement, except as specified above. An arbitrator can award on an individual basis the same damages and relief as a court and must follow these Terms of Service as a court would. However, there is no judge or jury in arbitration, and court review of an arbitration award is subject to very limited review.
These Terms of Service and any Dispute related thereto will be governed and interpreted by and under the laws of the state of California, consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act, without giving effect to any principles that provide for the application of the law of another jurisdiction.
We will not be liable or responsible for any failure to perform, or delay the performance of, any of its obligations that is caused by events outside its reasonable control (“Force Majeure Event”). A Force Majeure Event includes any act, event, non-happening, omission or accident beyond our reasonable control and includes, but is not limited, to the following: (1) strikes, lock-outs, or other industrial action; (2) civil commotion, riot, invasion, terrorist attack or threat of terrorist attack, war, or threat or preparation for war; (3) fire, explosion, storm, flood, earthquake, subsidence, epidemic, pandemic, or other natural disaster; (4) impossibility of the use of railways, shipping, aircraft, motor transport, or other means of public or private transport; (5) impossibility of the use of public or private telecommunications networks; and (6) the acts, decrees, legislation, regulations, or restrictions of any government. Our performance under these Terms of Service is deemed to be suspended for the period that the Force Majeure Event continues, and we will have an extension of time for performance for the duration of that period.
If any part of these Terms of Service is held to be unlawful, void, or unenforceable, that part will be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.
Entire Terms of Service
These Terms of Service and any document expressly referred to in them constitute the whole agreement between you and us, and supersede all previous discussions, correspondence, negotiations, arrangements, understandings, or agreements between us relating to the subject matter of any contract.
Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notice required or permitted by this Terms of Service must be in writing. Any notice to Japan Crate must be given by postal mail to JAPANESE: 151-0053 東京都渋谷区代々木 2-18-4細川ビル201 || ENGLISH : 151-0053 Tokyo-to, Shibuya-ku, Yoyogi, 2-18-4 Hosokawa Bld 201. Any notice to you may be given: (1) to the email address you provide to Japan Crate during registration or when your email address changes, in which case notice will be deemed sufficient 24 hours after the email is sent unless the sending party is notified that the email address is invalid; or (2) by certified mail, postage prepaid, return receipt requested, to the last mailing address you provided to Japan Crate, in which case notice will be deemed sufficient three days after the mailing date.
We shall not be liable for any failure to perform our obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond our reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation. These Terms of Service are personal to you, and are not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with our prior written consent. We may assign, transfer or delegate any of our rights and obligations hereunder without consent. No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment relationship is created as a result of these Terms of Service and neither party has any authority of any kind to bind the other in any respect. Our failure to enforce any part of these Terms of Service shall not constitute a waiver of our right to later enforce that or any other part of these Terms of Service. Waiver of compliance in any particular instance does not mean that we will waive compliance in the future. In order for any waiver of compliance with these Terms of Service to be binding, we must provide you with written notice of such waiver through one of our authorized representatives
Modifications to Terms of Service
We may change the Terms of Service at any time for any reason by updating this posting. You are responsible for periodically reviewing these Terms of Service for revisions. Changes in the Terms of Service will be effective when posted. If Japan Crate makes a material change, Japan Crate will notify you here in this Terms of Service or by any other means we deem appropriate. Japan Crate may determine, in its sole discretion, in good faith, what constitutes a "material change" using common sense and reasonable judgment. Your use of the Website and/or the Services after we have modified this posting will constitute your acceptance of any changes.
In accordance with California Civil Code §1789.3, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the California Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210.
You may contact us at the following: email@example.com