Terms and Conditions
Welcome to https://Kamikoto.com (the “Website”). This Website is maintained and operated by Kamikoto Limited (“Kamikoto”, “we”, “our” or “us”). YOUR ACCESS AND USE OF THE WEBSITE IS SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS (THE "TERMS AND CONDITIONS") AND ALL APPLICABLE LAWS. BY ACCESSING OR USING ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE, 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 WEBSITE.
THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CONTAIN AN ARBITRATION AGREEMENT AND CLASS ACTION WAIVER. PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY, SINCE THEY AFFECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.
Authorized Use of Website: This Website is provided for your personal and non-commercial use and for informational purposes only. Any other use of the Website requires the prior written consent of Kamikoto.
Unauthorized Use of Website: 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 Website. Further, you may not use any such automated means to manipulate the Website, such as automating what are otherwise manual or one-off procedures. You may not take any action to interfere with, or disrupt, the Website or any other user's use of the Website, including, without limitation, via means of overloading, “flooding”, “mailbombing” or “crashing” the Website, 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 Website within another Website. You may not resell use of, or access to, the Website to any third party without our prior written consent.
Proprietary Rights: Kamikoto is the owner of or otherwise licensed to use all parts of the Website, 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 Website belong to third parties who have authorized Kamikoto to display the materials, such as certain third party licensors. 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 Website. All rights not granted under these Terms and Conditions are reserved by Kamikoto.
KAMIKOTO® is a registered trademark of KAMIKOTO LIMITED COMPANY JAPAN 1-2-1406, AZABUDAI 2-CHOME, MINATO-KU TOKYO JAPAN in the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the registration number 5157644, covering the following goods and services:
IC 008. US 023 028 044. G & S: Steel knives; Whetstones.
IC 020. US 002 013 022 025 032 050. G & S: Display stands.
IC 021. US 002 013 023 029 030 033 040 050. G & S: Knife blocks; serving trays; plates.
Comments or Materials Posted by You Certain pages on the Website may allow you (and other third parties) to post text comments (“Content”). You may only post Content that you created or which the owner of the Content has given you permission to post. If Content depicts any person other than yourself, you must have permission from that person or, if that person is a minor, permission from that person’s parent or legal guardian, before you post the Content. You may be required to provide proof of such permission to Kamikoto. You may not post or distribute Content that is illegal or that violates these Terms and Conditions. By posting or distributing Content to the Website, you represent and warrant that (a) you own all the rights to the Content or are authorized to use and distribute the Content to the Website and (b) the Content does not and will not infringe any copyright, right of publicity, or any other third-party right nor violate any law or regulation.No Ideas Accepted: We do not accept any unsolicited ideas from outside the company including without limitation suggestions about advertising or promotions, or merchandising of any products, additions to our 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 Website, you understand and acknowledge that such idea is not submitted in confidence and we assume no obligation, expressed or implied, by considering it. You further understand that we 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 us. Without limiting the foregoing, to the extent any such assignment is deemed unenforceable, you hereby grant Kamikoto 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.
Materials Posted by Others: Under no circumstances will Kamikoto be liable in any way for any content or materials posted by any third parties, including, but not limited to, for any errors or omissions in any content, or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any such content. You acknowledge that Kamikoto does not pre-screen content, but that Kamikoto and its designees will have the right (but not the obligation) in their sole discretion to refuse or remove any content that is available via the Website. Without limiting the foregoing, Kamikoto and its designees will have the right to remove any Content that violates these Terms and Conditions or is deemed by Kamikoto, in its sole discretion, to be otherwise objectionable.
We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted on the Website or endorse any opinions expressed therein. You understand that by using the Website, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise in appropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive.
Links: This Website may contain links to other Websites not maintained by us. Other Websites may also reference or link to our Website. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our Website and to read the terms and conditions and privacy statements of each and every Website that you visit. We are not responsible for the practices or the content of such other Websites.
Products, Specifications and Refunds. The inclusion of any products or services on the Website does not imply or warrant that these products or services will be available at any particular time or that the listed attributes are accurate or complete. In the event a product is listed at an incorrect price due to typographical error or error in pricing or other information, we will have the right to cancel orders of any such product, whether or not the order has been confirmed and/or your credit card or other payment method has been charged. The actual color of products you see will depend in part on your computer system, and we cannot guarantee any color or texture or detail of actual products will be accurate. Further, we do not endorse and have not verified the accuracy or reliability of any opinion or statement made on the Website by any third party, including but not limited to customers, manufacturers, distributors or suppliers of products and services sold through the Website. In addition, we may make changes to information about price, availability or other product attributes without notice. Your receipt of an order confirmation from us does not signify our acceptance of your order, nor does it constitute confirmation of our offer to sell. With respect to the shipment of products and services sold through the Website, risk of loss and title for items purchased from the Website pass to you upon delivery of the items to the carrier. You are responsible for filing any claims with carriers for damaged and/or lost shipments. By placing an order, you represent that the products ordered are legal to possess and use where you intend to possess and use them and will be possessed or used only in a lawful manner, in accordance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, including copyright law. We may require additional verifications or other information prior to the acceptance and/or shipment of any order. If we reject, limit, or otherwise modify your order, we will attempt to notify you using the e-mail address you provide to us. If we cancel an order or part of an order that we've already charged you for, we'll refund you the full amount of the canceled portion of the order. Please also review our Refund and Return Policy, located here. Use of the Website indicates your acceptance of our Refund and Return Policy.
No Warranties: WHILE KAMIKOTO USES REASONABLE EFFORTS TO INCLUDE UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE, EXCEPT FOR THE EXPRESS WARRANTIES STATED ON OUR WEBSITE, KAMIKOTO MAKES NO WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS AS TO THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING ALL CONTENT MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE, IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND KAMIKOTO MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR THE CONTENT ON THE WEBSITE. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, KAMIKOTO DISCLAIMS ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. KAMIKOTO DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THE FUNCTIONS CONTAINED IN THE WEBSITE OR ANY MATERIALS OR CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR FREE, THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED, OR THAT THE WEBSITE OR THE SERVER THAT MAKES IT AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, KAMIKOTO SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR THE USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE CONTENT AND ANY ERRORS CONTAINED THEREIN.
IN NO EVENT WILL KAMIKOTO 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. FURTHER, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL KAMIKOTO BE LIABLE OR FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES ABOVE WHAT YOU PAID TO KAMIKOTO FOR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, EACH OF WHICH, TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, 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 you are a California resident, you hereby waive California Civil Code Section 1542 in connection with the foregoing, which states: "a general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor."
Changes: All information posted on the Website 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 Website. You should check the Website for such changes frequently. Your continued access of the Website after such changes conclusively demonstrates your acceptance of those changes.
Indemnification: You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Kamikoto, 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.
Severability: 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.
Waiver; Remedies: The failure of Kamikoto to partially or fully exercise any rights or the waiver of Kamikoto of any breach of these Terms and Conditions by you shall not prevent a subsequent exercise of such right by Kamikoto or be deemed a waiver by Kamikoto of any subsequent breach by you of the same or any other term of these Terms and Conditions. The rights and remedies of Kamikoto under these Terms and Conditions and any other applicable agreement between you and Kamikoto shall be cumulative, and the exercise of any such right or remedy shall not limit Kamikoto's right to exercise any other right or remedy.
Governing Law; Dispute Resolution; Arbitration: The laws of the State of New York shall govern these Terms and Conditions. While we will make reasonable efforts to resolve any disagreements you may have with Kamikoto, if these efforts fail you agree that all claims, disputes or controversies against Kamikoto arising out of these Terms and Conditions, or the purchase of any products or services ("Claims") are subject to fixed and binding arbitration (except for matters that may be taken to small claims court), no matter what legal theory they are based on or what remedy (damages, or injunctive or declaratory relief) they seek. This includes Claims based on contract, tort (including intentional tort), fraud, agency, your or our negligence, statutory or regulatory provisions, or any other sources of law; Claims made as counterclaims, cross-claims, third- party claims, interpleaders or otherwise; and Claims made independently or with other claims. The party filing an arbitration must submit Claims to the American Arbitration Association and follow its rules and procedures for initiating and pursuing an arbitration. Any arbitration hearing that you attend will be held at a place chosen by the American Arbitration Association in the same city as the U.S. District Court closest to your then current residential address, or at some other place to which you and Kamikoto agree in writing, and the arbitrator shall apply New York law consistent with the Federal Arbitration Act. You shall not be entitled to join or consolidate Claims in arbitration by or against other users or to arbitrate any Claim as a representative or member of a class or in a private attorney general capacity. You may obtain copies of the current rules, and forms and instructions for initiating an arbitration by contacting the American Arbitration Association at using the contact information noted below.
A single, neutral arbitrator will resolve Claims. The arbitrator will be either a lawyer with at least ten (10) years’ experience or a retired or former judge, selected in accordance with the rules of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitration will follow the procedures and rules of the American Arbitration Association which are in effect on the date the arbitration is filed unless those procedures and rules are inconsistent with these Terms and Conditions, in which case these Terms and Conditions will prevail. Those procedures and rules may limit the discovery available to you or us. The arbitrator will take reasonable steps to protect your customer account information and other confidential information if requested to do so by you or us. Each party to the arbitration will bear the expense of that party's attorneys, experts, and witnesses, and other expenses, regardless of which party prevails, but a party may recover any or all expenses from another party if the arbitrator, applying applicable law, so determines. The arbitrator's award is final and binding on the parties unless we or you appeal it in writing to the arbitration firm within fifteen (15) days of notice of the award. The appeal must request a new arbitration before a panel of three neutral arbitrators designated by the American Arbitration Association. An award by a panel is final and binding on the parties after fifteen (15) days has passed. Any Claim you have must be commenced within one (1) year after the date the Claim arises. As noted above, you and Kamikoto hereby voluntarily and knowingly waive any right either may have to a jury trial.
We will not choose to arbitrate any Claim you bring in small claims court. However, if such a Claim is transferred, removed or appealed to a different court, we may then choose to arbitrate.
In the event this arbitration clause is not enforceable by the specified arbitration organization, the parties will mutually agree upon another arbitration organization that will enforce this clause.
Class Action Waiver: YOU AGREE THAT, BY ENTERING INTO THIS AGREEMENT, YOU AND KAMIKOTO ARE EACH WAIVING THE RIGHT TO A TRIAL BY JURY OR TO PARTICIPATE IN A CLASS ACTION, COLLECTIVE ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL ACTION, OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE PROCEEDING OF ANY KIND. CLAIMS AND REMEDIES SOUGHT AS PART OF A CLASS ACTION, PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL OR OTHER REPRESENTATIVE ACTION ARE SUBJECT TO ARBITRATION ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL (NON-CLASS, NON-REPRESENTATIVE) BASIS, AND THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD RELIEF ONLY ON AN INDIVIDUAL (NON-CLASS, NON-REPRESENTATIVE) BASIS.
Import duties and COD charges: Orders shipped outside the United States may or may not be subject to import duties or COD charges beyond the control of Kamikoto. The customer placing the order is responsible for any such fees.
Refund and Return Policy: Please also review our Refund and Return Policy, located here. Use of the Website also indicates your acceptance of our Refund and Return Policy.
Questions: Should you have any questions regarding these Terms and Conditions you may contact us at email@example.com.
Verified Reviews: Verified Reviews are selected reviews that are curated by our staff. This means that there will always be a level of human bias. Buyers are encouraged to thoroughly research the product elsewhere online prior to making the purchase. We also encourage potential buyers to reach out to Kamikoto with any questions they may have and would like to remind our community of buyers that if for any reason, a buyer is dissatisfied with our product, they may use the return policy to its full advantage.
Limited Warranty: Kamikoto knives purchased in the United States prior to November 16, 2017, enjoy a Limited Lifetime Warranty. Knives sold after this date enjoy a 25-Year Limited Warranty. The new warranty policy has effectively reduced the initial retail price of knives sold in the United States. A Limited Lifetime Warranty is offered for Kamikoto knives retailing in the Rest of the World, excluding the United States. Price variations across geographies may reflect differences in warranty, local distribution, and other factors.