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Last Updated: April 29, 2019
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IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE WEBSITE.
This Agreement is a binding agreement between you and Amkiri USA Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 521 West 57th Street, 9th Floor, New York, NY 10019 (“Amkiri“, “we“, “us“, and “our“). However, at Amkiri’s sole discretion, any Amkiri obligation may be performed (in whole or in part), and any Amkiri right or remedy may be exercised (in whole or in part), by an Amkiri Affiliate (defined below).
Amkiri reserves the right to modify this Agreement at any time by posting the modified Agreement at www.amkiri.com/terms-and-conditions. Such modifications will be effective ten (10) days after such posting (unless we specify a later effective date). In such cases, we will also update the “Version” and “Last Updated” details set forth at the beginning of this Agreement.
ARBITRATION NOTICE: THIS AGREEMENT CONTAINS A MANDATORY ARBITRATION AGREEMENT – SEE SECTION 11 (MANDATORY ARBITRATION) AND ITS RELATED SCHEDULE A. PLEASE READ THAT SCHEDULE CAREFULLY, SINCE IT MAY REQUIRE YOU AND AMKIRI TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND LIMIT THE MANNER IN WHICH BOTH PARTIES CAN SEEK RELIEF. THERE IS, HOWEVER, AN OPTION TO OPT-OUT..
This Agreement contains a range of capitalized terms, some of which are defined in this Section and some of which are defined elsewhere. The Section headings in this Agreement are for convenience of reading only and may not to be used or relied upon for interpretive purposes.
“Amkiri Affiliate” means, with respect to Amkiri, any organization or entity controlling, controlled by, or under common control with, Amkiri, where “control” means the possession, directly or indirectly, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of such person, organization or entity, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract, or otherwise.
“Amkiri Materials” means, collectively, the Website and any Content appearing or displayed on or in the Website.
“Content” means any text, data, information, images, graphics, sounds, videos, audio clips, links, and/or similar materials and content.
“Dispute” means any claim, dispute or controversy under, or otherwise in connection with, this Agreement.
“Intellectual Property” means any and all inventions, discoveries, improvements, works of authorship, technical information, data, technology, know-how, show-how, designs, drawings, utility models, topography and semiconductor mask works, specifications, formulas, methods, techniques, processes, databases, computer software and programs (including object code, source code, APIs, and non-literal aspects), algorithms, architecture, records, documentation, and other similar intellectual property, in any form and embodied in any media.
“Intellectual Property Rights” means any and all rights, titles, and interests in and to Intellectual Property (under any jurisdiction or treaty, whether protectable or not, and whether registered or unregistered) and includes without limitation patents, copyright and similar authorship rights, personal rights (such as Moral Rights, rights of privacy, and publicity rights), architectural, building and location (and similar geography-based) rights, mask work rights, trade secret and similar confidentiality rights, design rights, industrial property rights, trademark, trade name, trade dress and similar branding rights, as well as: (a) all applications, registrations, renewals, extensions, continuations, continuations-in-part, divisions or reissues of the foregoing rights; and (b) all goodwill associated with the foregoing rights.
“Law” means any federal, state, foreign, regional or local statute, regulation, ordinance, or rule, in any jurisdiction.means any federal, state, foreign, regional or local statute, regulation, ordinance, or rule, in any jurisdiction.
“Moral Rights” means any rights of paternity or integrity, or any right to claim authorship of a work, to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of, or other derogatory action in relation to, any work, whether or not such would be prejudicial to the honor or reputation of the creator of the work, and any similar right, existing under judicial or statutory Law of any jurisdiction, or under any treaty.
For such time as this Agreement is in effect, we hereby grant you a personal, limited, non-exclusive, non-assignable, non-sublicensable, revocable right to access and use the Website solely for your own personal and non-commercial use, and provided that you comply with this Agreement. Except for the foregoing right, Amkiri does not grant you any right or license to any of Amkiri’s or a third party’s Intellectual Property Rights.
As a condition to your right to access and use the Website, you shall not (and shall not permit or encourage any third party to) do any of the following, in whole or in part: (a) copy or reproduce any Amkiri Materials (such as by screen scraping); (b) sell, assign, lease, lend, rent, distribute, or make available any Amkiri Materials to any third party, or otherwise offer or use any Amkiri Materials in a time-sharing, outsourcing, or service bureau environment; (c) modify, alter, adapt, arrange, translate, decompile, disassemble, reverse engineer, decrypt, or otherwise attempt to discover the source code or non-literal aspects (such as the underlying ideas, algorithms, structure, sequence, organization, and interfaces) of, any Amkiri Materials; (d) remove, alter, or conceal, in whole or in part, any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notice or legend displayed or contained on or in any Amkiri Materials; (e) circumvent, disable or otherwise interfere with security-related or technical features or protocols of any Amkiri Materials; (f) make a derivative work of any Amkiri Materials, or use any Amkiri Materials to develop or create any service, product, or Content that is the same as (or substantially similar to or competitive with) any of the Amkiri Materials; (g) publish or transmit any “robots” or “spiders” (such as web crawlers), virus, malware, Trojan horse, spyware, or similar malicious item intended (or that has the potential) to damage or disrupt any Amkiri Materials; (i) take any action that imposes or may impose (at Amkiri’s sole discretion) an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on the Website infrastructure, or otherwise interfere (or attempt to interfere) with the integrity or proper working of the Website; and/or (j) use any Amkiri Materials to infringe, misappropriate or violate any third party’s Intellectual Property Rights (as defined below), or any Law.
Amkiri permits you to link to the Website provided that: (i) you link to (but do not replicate) any page on this Website; (ii) the hyperlink text shall accurately describe the Content as it appears on the Website; (iii) you shall not misrepresent your relationship with Amkiri or present any false information about Amkiri, and shall not imply in any way that we are endorsing you or any services or products, unless we have given you our express prior written consent to do so; (iv) you shall not link from a website which prohibits linking to third parties; (v) the website from which you link to the Website does not contain Content that is offensive or controversial (both as determined at our discretion), that infringes, misappropriates, or violates any Intellectual Property Rights; and (vi) you, and your website, comply with this Agreement and applicable Law.
As between you and Amkiri, Amkiri is and shall remain the sole and exclusive owner of all right, title, and interest (including, but not limited to, all Intellectual Property Rights) in and to:
(b)the trademarks, service marks, trade names, service names, trade dress, symbols, brands, and logos displayed on contained on or in any Amkiri Materials (“Trademarks“).
You acknowledge that the items in paragraphs (a) and (b) above may be protected by Intellectual Property Rights treaties and Laws. Without limiting paragraph (b) above, Amkiri, Visual Fragrance, and their respective logos, are the Trademarks of Amkiri or any Amkiri Affiliate. Other Trademarks displayed on contained on or in any Amkiri Materials may be owned by third parties.
Except for the limited right granted to you in Section 2 (Website Access), Amkiri and its licensors reserve all rights in and to their respective Intellectual Property Rights.
THE AMKIRI MATERIALS ARE PROVIDED AND MADE AVAILABLE TO YOU ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS, WITH ALL FAULTS AND AT YOUR SOLE RISK, AND WITHOUT ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, QUIET POSSESSION, TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR THAT OTHERWISE ARISE FROM A COURSE OF PERFORMANCE OR DEALING, OR USAGE OF TRADE, ALL OF WHICH ARE HEREBY DISCLAIMED BY AMKIRI AND ITS LICENSORS AND SUPPLIERS. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY AMKIRI OR AN AMKIRI REPRESENTATIVE, SHALL CREATE A REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR CONDITION.
IN ADDITION, NEITHER AMKIRI NOR ITS LICENSORS OR SUPPLIERS MAKE ANY REPRESENTATION, WARRANTY, GUARANTEE, OR CONDITION:
The above disclaimers apply to the maximum extent permitted by applicable Law. You may have legal rights in your country of residence which would prohibit the above disclaimers from (fully or partially) applying to you (for example, some jurisdictions’ Laws do not allow the disclaimer of certain implied warranties or conditions, and do not allow limitations to be imposed on statutory rights), and, to the extent the above disclaimers are prohibited, then you and Amkiri agree that they will not apply to you.
EXCEPT FOR A PARTY’S LIABILITY FOR BREACH OF THE OTHER PARTY’S INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS, IN NO EVENT SHALL EITHER PARTY BE LIABLE UNDER, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH, THIS AGREEMENT, FOR:
THE COMBINED AGGREGATE LIABILITY OF AMKIRI AND ALL AMKIRI AFFILIATES UNDER, OR OTHERWISE IN CONNECTION WITH, THIS AGREEMENT SHALL NOT EXCEED FIVE US DOLLARS (US$ 5).
THE FOREGOING EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS SHALL APPLY: (i) TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW (SUCH AS, FOR EXAMPLE, IF A JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR THE LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, OR OF LIABILITY FOR PERSONAL INJURY OR DEATH CAUSED BY NEGLIGENCE); (ii) EVEN IF A PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED, OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN AWARE, OF THE POSSIBILITY OF LOSSES, DAMAGES, OR COSTS; (iii) EVEN IF ANY REMEDY IN THIS AGREEMENT FAILS OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE; AND (iv) REGARDLESS OF THE THEORY OR BASIS OF LIABILITY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION BREACH OF WARRANTY, NEGLIGENCE, MISREPRESENTATION, STRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHER CONTRACT, TORT OR STATUTORY LIABILITY.
If any third party (including, but not limited to, a regulatory or governmental authority) makes or institutes any demand, claim, suit, action or proceeding against Amkiri, an Amkiri Affiliate, and/or any of our or their respective directors, officers, employees, or representatives (each, an “Indemnitee“), and it is based upon or arises from any breach by you under this Agreement (in each case, an “Indemnity Claim“), then, upon written request by Amkiri (to be decided in its sole discretion), you agree to assume full control of the defense and settlement of the Indemnity Claim; provided, however, that (a) Amkiri reserves the right, at any time thereafter, to take over full or partial control of the defense and/or settlement of the Indemnity Claim, and in such cases you agree to reasonably cooperate with Amkiri’s defense counsel and activities at your own cost and expense; and (b) you shall not settle any Indemnity Claim, or admit to any liability thereunder, without the express prior written consent of the Indemnitee(s).
In addition, and regardless of whether (or the extent to which) you controlled or participated in the defense and/or settlement of an Indemnity Claim, you agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Indemnitee(s) for and against: (A) any costs and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) incurred by the Indemnitee(s) in the defense of the Indemnity Claim; and (b) any amounts awarded against, or imposed upon, the Indemnitee(s) under such Indemnity Claim, or otherwise paid in settlement of the Indemnity Claim (including, but not limited to, any fines or penalties).
If you are located in the United States: This Agreement (including without limitation its validity) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of New York, USA without regard to any conflicts of laws rules or principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement and is hereby disclaimed. The courts located in New York County, New York, USA shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any Dispute that is not subject to arbitration pursuant to Section 11 (Mandatory Arbitration) and Schedule A below, and the parties hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any jurisdictional, improper venue, inconvenient forum, or other objections to such jurisdiction and venue.
If you are located outside the United States: This Agreement (including without limitation its validity) shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of the State of Israel, without regard to any conflicts of laws rules or principles. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods shall not apply to this Agreement and is hereby disclaimed. The courts located in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any Dispute, and the parties hereby irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the personal jurisdiction of such courts and waive any jurisdictional, improper venue, inconvenient forum, or other objections to such jurisdiction and venue.
Regardless of any Law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action arising under, or otherwise in connection with, this Agreement must be filed within ONE (1) YEAR after such claim or cause of action arose, or else you agree that such claim or cause of action will be barred forever.
If you are located in the United States: In the event of any Dispute, such Dispute shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration in accordance with Schedule A attached hereto.
You and Amkiri agree to resolve any Dispute only by FINAL AND BINDING BILATERAL ARBITRATION in accordance with the below; except, however, that:
The Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. § 1, et seq. (“FAA”) (and not any state law concerning arbitration) applies to this agreement to arbitrate, and governs all questions of whether a Dispute is subject to arbitration.
Capitalized terms not defined in this Schedule shall have the meanings given to them in the main body of the Agreement to which this Schedule is attached.
Unless you and Amkiri expressly agree otherwise in writing in respect of a given Dispute, the arbitration shall be taken place in-person in New York City, New York, USA, and will be administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (“JAMS”), before a single arbitrator in accordance with the JAMS Streamlined Arbitration Rules and Procedures (“JAMS Streamlined Rules”), as modified by this Agreement. The arbitrator must honor the terms and conditions of this Agreement (including, but not limited to, all liability exclusions and limitations), and shall not make any award or decision that is contrary to, or in excess of what, this Agreement provides.
The arbitrator’s decision must be in writing, and will include the essential findings and conclusions upon which his/her award is based. Judgment on the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof. In the event any litigation should arise between you and Amkiri in any court of competent jurisdiction in a proceeding to vacate or enforce an arbitration award, YOU AND AMKIRI HEREBY IRREVOCABLY WAIVE ALL RIGHTS TO A JURY TRIAL, instead electing that the proceeding be resolved by a judge. The arbitrator may award declaratory or injunctive relief only in favor of the plaintiff/claimant and only to the extent necessary to provide relief warranted by the plaintiff’s/claimant’s individual claim.
Regardless of who initiates arbitration for a Dispute, you will always remain responsible for your costs relating to counsel, experts, witnesses, and travel to the arbitration. If you initiate arbitration for a Dispute, you will be required to pay $250 of the fee required to initiate the arbitration and Amkiri will pay any remaining JAMS Case Management Fees and all professional fees for the arbitrator’s services. If Amkiri initiates an arbitration for a Dispute, Amkiri will pay all administrative fees and costs related to the arbitration, including all professional fees for the arbitrator’s services.
All aspects of the arbitration proceeding, including but not limited to the decision and award of the arbitrator and compliance therewith, shall be strictly confidential. The parties agree to maintain its confidentiality, unless (and in such cases, only the extent) otherwise required by applicable law. This paragraph shall not prevent a party from submitting to a court of competent jurisdiction any information necessary to enforce an arbitration award, or to seek equitable relief.
YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT, EVEN IF ANYTHING IN THE JAMS STREAMLINED RULES (OR OTHER JAMS RULES) PERMIT OTHERWISE:
OPT-OUT: You can choose to reject this agreement to arbitrate (“Opt-out”) by emailing OPT-OUT@amkiri.com within thirty (30) days after the date you agree to this Agreement for the first time. The Opt-out email you send to us must state that you do not agree to this agreement to arbitrate and must include your name, address, phone number, and email address. Providing an Opt-out notice is the only way you can opt-out of this agreement to arbitrate. If you Opt-out of this agreement to arbitrate, all other provisions of the Agreement will continue to apply.