Terms & Conditions of Use

LEGAL MESSAGE

The products and/or services mentioned in this website are intended for Canadian and U.S. consumers only and the claims made here relate solely to the products and/or services sold or provided by WAFU Inc.

Your use of this website constitutes your agreement with WAFU Inc. to be bound by, and to act in accordance with, these terms of use ("Terms of Use").

WELCOME TO OUR WEBSITE

We have designed our website to be informative, helpful and fun.  Please read the following Terms of Use carefully, because when you use our website or any of our related websites (the "Sites"), you automatically agree to them. This website and the Sites are governed solely by applicable provincial laws of Quebec and applicable federal laws of Canada.

WAFU Inc. ("WAFU" or "us") has the right to amend the Terms of Use at any time, from time to time, and in any way, and may do so without prior notice. Any such modification shall be effective upon it being posted on the Sites. By your access of the Sites, you agree to periodically review the Terms of Use and you agree that you shall be bound by any such future modifications.

While visiting the Sites you may not: post, upload, publish, reproduce, transmit or otherwise distribute information or other material: (i) constituting or encouraging conduct that would constitute a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability; (ii) which is protected by copyright, other intellectual property right or derivative works with respect thereto, without obtaining permission of the copyright owner or rightholder; or (iii) otherwise use the Sites in a manner which is contrary to law, including by posting or transmitting any information or software which contains a virus, cancelbot, trojan horse, worm or other harmful or disruptive component.

RESTRICTIONS ON USE

This website and the Sites are owned and operated by us and contain material, which is derived in whole or in part from material supplied by us. All materials published or otherwise accessible through the Sites, including, but not limited to, news articles, text, photographs, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, software and other materials (the "Content") are protected by copyright and are owned or controlled by us and any others which may own copyright or the party credited as the provider of the content. You are required to abide by all copyright notices, information and restrictions contained in any Content.

The trademarks, logos and service marks, including but not limited to WAFU, and other names, logos and icons identifying WAFU, its affiliates and their respective products and services, including WAFU® (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Sites, are registered and unregistered trademarks of WAFU, its affiliates and others, as the case may be. Nothing contained on the Sites should be construed as granting any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Sites without the written permission of WAFU or such third party that may own the Trademarks. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Sites, or any other content on the Sites is strictly prohibited. You are also advised that WAFU will enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

DOWNLOADED SOFTWARE

If you download from this website or the Sites, the software and all files, images and data relating to the software will be licensed to you by WAFU. You do not own the downloaded software, and we do not transfer ownership of the software to you. We retain full ownership of and title to the downloaded software and all intellectual property rights related to the software. You may not redistribute, sell, decompile, reverse engineer, disassemble, or otherwise reduce the software to a human-perceivable form. If you download software from this website or the Sites, you represent and warrant to us that you are not acting in violation of any laws.

SUBMITED MATERIAL

All remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other information that you communicate to us through this website or the Sites (other than personal information, which will be subject to our Privacy Policy) becomes and remains WAFU’s property, even if this agreement is later terminated.

This means that:

  • We do not have to treat any such submission as confidential;
  • You can’t sue us for using the ideas you submit (including, but not limited to, product or advertising ideas);
  • If we use them (or anything like them), we do not have to pay you or anyone else for them; and
  • We will have exclusive ownership of all present and future rights to submissions of every kind. We can use them for any purpose, without compensating you or anyone else for them.

You acknowledge that you are responsible for any submission you make, and will have full responsibility for the message, including its legality, reliability, appropriateness, originality, and copyright.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

We will not be liable for any damages or injury that accompany or result from your use of its site. These include (but are not limited to) damages or injury caused by any:

  • Use of (or inability to use) the site;
  • Use of (or inability to use) any site to which you hyperlink from our site;
  • Failure of performance;
  • Error;
  • Omission;
  • Interruption;
  • Defect;
  • Delay;
  • Computer virus;
  • Line failure.

We are not liable for any damages, including:

  • Damages intended to compensate someone directly for a loss or injury;
  • Damages reasonably expected to result from a loss or injury ("Consequential Damages");
  • Other miscellaneous damages and expenses resulting directly from a loss or injury ("Incidental Damages")
  • Any of the above damages even if we have been negligent or if our authorized representative has been advised of the possibility of such damages, or both.

In any event, our liability to you for all losses, damages, injuries, and claims of every kind (whether the damages are claimed under the terms of a contract, or they’re claimed to be caused by negligence or other wrongful conduct, or they’re claimed under any other legal theory) will not be greater than the amount you paid to access our sites.

DISCLAIMER

The materials in our sites are provided as is. We disclaim all expressed and implied warranties about the material in the sites. This includes but is not limited to the following warranties:

  • That the material is of a particular quality or fit for a particular purpose;
  • That the use of the materials will be uninterrupted or error-free;
  • That our sites or the servers are free of viruses or other harmful components;
  • That successful results or outcomes will result from properly following any instructions, directions or recipes contained in the materials.

In addition to the above, you assume the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair or correction.

We sometimes provide access to other World Wide Web sites from our sites. But we don’t endorse or approve any products or information offered at sites you reach through our site.

CANADIAN JURISDICTION

The materials in our Sites are presented to provide information about WAFU and its products to consumers in Canada and the United States. We do not imply that the materials on the Sites are appropriate or available for use outside of Canada or the United States. If you use our sites from locations outside of Canada or the United States, you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws.  Any issue regarding any of the materials on our sites will be governed solely by applicable provincial laws of Quebec and applicable federal laws of Canada.  Nothing herein shall be construed as a submission to, or the acceptance of, any other applicable law or jurisdiction.

FACEBOOK HOUSE RULES

We’d love for you to "Like" us on Facebook!  Our Facebook page is a fun, family-friendly community where people can share their passion for Wafu®, and where Wafu® can interact with those who love to add a little Japanese-style to their kitchens.

While we’re excited to hear from our fans, it’s important to note that postings to the Wafu® Facebook page are not representative of the opinions of WAFU Inc., nor do we confirm their accuracy.

As part of our commitment to you, we’ll do our best to ensure the postings on our page are in line with the Wafu® family-friendly philosophies. However, since we unfortunately can’t monitor every posting or conversation, WAFU Inc. expects that users will not post content that falls into the following categories and reserves the right to remove postings that are:

  • Abusive, defamatory, or obscene
  • Fraudulent, deceptive or misleading
  • In violation of any intellectual property right of another
  • In violation of any law or regulation
  • Otherwise offensive
  • Suggestive of new product innovations or advertising ideas

If you wish to no longer "Like" the official Wafu® page from WAFU Inc., please feel free to remove yourself by clicking the "Unlike" link located on the left-hand sidebar.

DISCLAIMER: In addition to the rights that you grant to Facebook, you grant to WAFU Inc. and its affiliates a royalty-free license to use your content in any manner or media, globally, forever, without any obligation to you. This includes the right to use any ideas you submit (including ideas about our products or advertising campaigns) in any manner that we choose, without any obligation to you.

TWITTER HOUSE RULES @WAFUBRAND

@WafuBrand will be tweeting about the latest Wafu® products, recipes and tips that will add Japanese-style to your daily life. We’re excited for you to join the conversation, so please don’t hesitate to share your recipe ideas and tell us how you add Japanese-style to your dishes! We encourage everyone to respect the collaborative spirit and tone of the conversation.

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