Terms of use

KATJES USA INC. TERMS OF USE

Last Updated: April 22, 2021

Acceptance of Terms

Welcome to Katjes USA Inc. (“Katjes,” “we” or “us”) and our Terms of Use (these “Terms”). These Terms are important and affect your legal rights, so please read them carefully. Note that these Terms contains a mandatory arbitration provision that requires the use of arbitration on an individual basis and limits the remedies available to you in the event of certain disputes.

By accessing or using https://www.katjes.com and any related websites and services (collectively, the “Site”), you agree to be bound by these Terms and all of the terms incorporated herein by reference.

By accepting these Terms, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older and that, if you have accepted these Terms on behalf of any person or entity, you represent that you have legal authority to do so and that such person or entity agrees to be responsible to us if you or such person or entity violates these Terms. If you do not agree to every provision of these Terms, you may not, and we do not authorize you to, access or use the Site or any features provided on the Site.

By accessing or using the Site, you represent and warrant that you have not been previously suspended or removed from the Site, or engaged in any activity that could result in suspension or removal from the Site.

These Terms may be revised at any time for any reason on the Site, and Katjes may provide you notice of these changes by any reasonable means, including by providing notice through the Site. You can determine when we last updated the Site by referring to the “Last Updated” legend at the top of these Terms. Katjes has the right to terminate these Terms. Except to the extent that your express consent to any revised Terms is required under data protection law, by continuing to access, browse or use the Site, you confirm your acceptance of the revised Terms and all the terms incorporated herein by reference. We strongly recommend that you periodically visit this page of the Site to review these Terms. If you do not agree to the revised Terms, you may not access or use the Site.

License to Access and Use the Site and Content

Unless otherwise indicated in writing by us, the Site and all content and other materials contained therein, including any designs, text, graphics, pictures, information, data, software, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, “Content”), are the property of Katjes or our affiliates, and are protected by U.S. and international copyright and other laws.

Subject to these Terms, you are hereby granted a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicensable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Site and Content. All rights not expressly granted herein are reserved. You do not acquire any ownership interest in the Site or Content under these Terms, or any other rights thereto other than to use the Site in accordance with the license granted, and subject to all terms, conditions and restrictions of these Terms.

However, such license is subject to these Terms and does not include any right to, and you shall not, directly or indirectly: (a) sell, resell or use commercially the Site or Content, (b) distribute, publicly perform or publicly display any Content, (c) modify or otherwise make any derivative uses of the Site or Content, or any portion thereof, (d) use any data mining, robots or similar data gathering or extraction methods, (e) download (other than page caching) any portion of the Site or Content, except as expressly permitted by us, (f) use the Site to stalk, threaten, or otherwise violate the rights of others, including any third party privacy rights or rights of publicity; (g) interfere with the Site or servers or networks used in connection with the Site; or (h) use the Site or Content other than for their intended purposes.

Any use of the Site or Content other than as specifically authorized herein, without our prior written permission, is strictly prohibited and will terminate the license granted herein. Such unauthorized use may also violate applicable laws, including copyright and trademark laws and applicable communications regulations and statutes. Unless explicitly stated by us, nothing in these Terms shall be construed as conferring any right or license to any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights of Katjes or any third party, whether by estoppel, implication or otherwise. This license is revocable at any time.

You will not remove, alter or conceal any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Content and you will not reproduce, modify, adapt, prepare derivative works based on, perform, display, publish, distribute, transmit, broadcast, sell, license or otherwise exploit the Content. 

Trademarks

The Katjes trademarks, service marks, logos, trade names, or other indicia (collectively, the “Marks”) that may appear on the Site are the property of Katjes or its affiliates, and may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without our prior written permission. Nothing contained in the Site shall be construed as granting, by implication or otherwise, any license or right to use any such Mark without the prior written permission of Katjes.

Legal Requirements; Privacy Policy

Katjes is committed to processing and protecting the personal data collected through the Site when you use the Site in compliance with its obligations under applicable privacy laws, laws governing the privacy of your personal data, including, if applicable to you, the European Union General Data Protection Regulation. Katjes’s policy is to retain personal data necessary to provide our services, except that we may retain your personal data for longer periods where reasonably necessary to comply with our legal obligations (including law enforcement requests), meet regulatory requirements, resolve disputes, maintain security, prevent fraud and abuse, enforce these Terms, or fulfill your request to “unsubscribe” from further messages from us. This policy applies to personal data that you or others provided to us and personal data generated or inferred from your use of our services. When Katjes is the data controller, we will decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. For additional information about your rights and your personal data, what data is collected, how it is processed, protected, shared, and how long it is retained, please see the Katjes’s Privacy Policy located at https://www.katjes.us/privacy-policy.

Where Katjes has a good faith belief that such action is necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, warrant, administrative order, civil investigative demand, subpoena, or other valid process, Katjes may disclose IP addresses, personal information, and any contents of the Site where it is legally compelled to do so.

We implement a number of security features to help guarantee and ensure to the greatest extent possible that your information is safe. We use industry standard technologies when transferring and receiving user data exchanged between Katjes and third parties to ensure its security. User data may be stored on servers maintained by our third party partners and subject to their security safeguards which are periodically audited, with certifications from accreditation bodies across geographies and verticals. All financial transactions are made securely. Please see Katjes’s Privacy Policy at https://www.katjes.us/privacy-policy for additional information relating to the privacy and security of information collected hereunder.

Feedback

You can submit questions, comments, suggestions, ideas, original or creative materials or other information about Katjes, the Site or the services (collectively, “Feedback”). Feedback is non-confidential and shall become the sole property of Katjes. Katjes shall own exclusive rights, including all intellectual property rights, in and to such Feedback and shall be entitled to the unrestricted use and dissemination of this Feedback for any purpose, commercial or otherwise, without acknowledgment or compensation to you.

Linked Sites

We are not responsible for the content of any third-party pages, any other websites linked to the Site, or any products or services offered by third parties linked to the Site. Nothing in the Site, including any links to other websites, should be construed as an endorsement of any products, services or information of any other persons or companies by Katjes. Your choice to access a link to any other website is at your own risk, and you agree to comply with all terms and conditions relating to such websites. Katjes reserves the right not to link, or to remove the link, to a particular website at any time.

Indemnification

You shall indemnify, hold harmless, and, at Katjes’s option, defend Katjes from and against any and all losses, damages, liabilities, costs (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) (“Losses”) incurred by Katjes resulting from any third-party claim, suit, action or proceeding relating to or arising from your use of the Site or any Content, any Feedback you provide, any violation of these Terms by you, or any other act or omission by you. You further agree that Katjes shall have control of the defense or settlement of any third party claims, unless Katjes exercises its option to require you to defend Katjes. This indemnity is in addition to, and not in lieu of, any other indemnities set forth in a written agreement between you and Katjes.

Disclaimers

THE SITE, THE CONTENT AND THE MARKS ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS”, “AS AVAILABLE” AND “WITH ALL FAULTS” BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, KATJES DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OR ENDORSEMENTS OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO: (A) THE SITE; (B) THE CONTENT OR THE MARKS; OR (C) SECURITY ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRANSMISSION OF INFORMATION TO THE SITE. IN ADDITION, KATJES HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, THAT ANY RESULTS WILL BE ACHIEVED, NON-INFRINGEMENT, TITLE, CUSTOM, TRADE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEM INTEGRATION AND FREEDOM FROM COMPUTER VIRUS.

KATJES DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE SITE WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR UNINTERRUPTED; THAT DEFECTS WILL BE CORRECTED; OR THAT THE SITE OR THE SERVER(S) THAT MAKES THE SITE AVAILABLE IS FREE FROM ANY HARMFUL COMPONENTS, INCLUDING VIRUSES. KATJES DOES NOT MAKE ANY REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT THE CONTENT OR OTHER INFORMATION (INCLUDING ANY INSTRUCTIONS) ON THE SITE IS ACCURATE, COMPLETE, OR USEFUL. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE AND CONTENT IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. KATJES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR CONTENT IS LAWFUL IN ANY PARTICULAR JURISDICTION, AND KATJES SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS SUCH WARRANTIES. SOME JURISDICTIONS LIMIT OR DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED OR OTHER WARRANTIES SO THE ABOVE DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU TO THE EXTENT SUCH JURISDICTION'S LAW IS APPLICABLE TO YOU AND THESE TERMS.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE OR CONTENT YOU REPRESENT AND WARRANT THAT YOUR ACTIVITIES ARE LAWFUL IN EVERY JURISDICTION WHERE YOU ACCESS OR USE THE SITE OR CONTENT.

Limitation of Liability; Waiver

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL KATJES BE LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND (INCLUDING LOSS OF REVENUE, INCOME OR PROFITS, LOSS OF USE OR DATA, LOSS OR DIMINUTION IN VALUE OF ASSETS OR SECURITIES, OR DAMAGES FOR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATED TO THE ACCESS TO OR USE OF THE SITE (INCLUDING CONTENT AND LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES), OR THE ORDER, RECEIPT OR USE OF ANY PRODUCT OR SERVICE, OR OTHERWISE RELATED TO THESE TERMS (INCLUDING ANY DAMAGES CAUSED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM KATJES, OR FROM EVENTS BEYOND KATJES’S REASONABLE CONTROL, INCLUDING SITE INTERRUPTIONS, DELETIONS OF FILES OR EMAILS, ERRORS OR OMISSIONS, DEFECTS, BUGS, VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO KATJES RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SYSTEMS), REGARDLESS OF THE FORM OF ACTION, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING SIMPLE NEGLIGENCE, WHETHER ACTIVE, PASSIVE OR IMPUTED) OR ANY OTHER LEGAL OR EQUITABLE THEORY (EVEN IF THE PARTY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES AND REGARDLESS OF WHETHER SUCH DAMAGES WERE FORESEEABLE).

IF YOU ARE A CALIFORNIA RESIDENT, YOU HEREBY WAIVE YOUR RIGHTS UNDER CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE 1542, WHICH STATES “A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.”

Arbitration

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING SECTION CAREFULLY BECAUSE IT REQUIRES YOU TO ARBITRATE CERTAIN DISPUTES AND CLAIMS WITH KATJES AND LIMITS THE MANNER IN WHICH YOU CAN SEEK RELIEF FROM US.

YOU AND KATJES AGREE THAT THE SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE FORUM AND REMEDY FOR ANY AND ALL DISPUTES AND CLAIMS RELATING IN ANY WAY TO OR ARISING OUT OF THESE TERMS SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING ARBITRATION, except that: (a) to the extent that you have in any manner infringed upon or violated or threatened to infringe upon the Content or the Marks, you acknowledge that arbitration is not an adequate remedy at law and that injunctive or other appropriate relief may be sought; and (b) no disputes or claims relating to any transactions you enter into with a third party may be arbitrated.

Arbitration under this Agreement shall be conducted by the American Arbitration Association (the "AAA") under its Commercial Arbitration Rules and, in the case of consumer disputes, the AAA's Supplementary Procedures for Consumer Related Disputes ( the "AAA Consumer Rules") (collectively the "AAA Rules"). The location of the arbitration shall be in the Newark, New Jersey metropolitan area. If such costs are determined to be excessive in a consumer dispute, you will be responsible for paying all arbitration fees and arbitrator compensation in excess of what is deemed reasonable. The arbitrator's award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction.

Miscellaneous

These Terms and the transactions they contemplate, including their interpretation, construction, performance and enforcement, shall be governed by the laws of the State of New Jersey, U.S.A., including its statutes of limitations, but without reference to conflict or choice of law provisions, as applicable to contracts made and performed entirely within such State. The International Convention on the Sale of Goods, and other international treaties that are not mandatory with respect to contracts made and performed entirely in such State, shall not apply.

‍These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Katjes relating to your access to and use of the Site. For purposes of these Terms, (a) the words “include,” “includes” and “including” shall be deemed to be followed by the words “without limitation”; (b) the word “or” is not exclusive; and (c) the words “herein,” “hereof,” “hereby,” “hereto,” and “hereunder” refer to this Agreement as a whole. These Terms, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by you without the prior written consent of Katjes. No waiver of any provision of these Terms will constitute a waiver of such provision in any prior, concurrent or subsequent circumstance, and Katjes’s failure to assert any right or provision under these Terms shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. Except as otherwise provided herein, these Terms are intended solely for the benefit of the parties and are not intended to confer third party beneficiary rights upon any other person or entity. If any term, clause or provision of these Terms is held invalid or unenforceable, then that term, clause or provision will be severable from these Terms and will not affect the validity or enforceability of any remaining part of that term, clause or provision, or any other term, clause or provision of these Terms.