Conditions of Use

The Terms and Conditions for the Tools from Japan online store.


At the present moment in time, all payments are handled by Paypal, which allows payment with a Paypal balance or by credit card. Please contact us if you wish to make other arrangements.

We ask that you allow us 2 weeks (14 days) to process your order. While we work very hard to make sure all orders are processed as quickly as possible, we cannot keep every single item we list in stock, all the time. Our size and scale do not allow it, although we try to keep the most popular products 'in stock' as often as is practical. Fortunately, as we are in Japan and everything we sell is made in Japan, our supply line is usually very short, and we can usually get anything listed in the store from our suppliers and shipped within the 2 weeks we ask for. In the case of being unable to meet this time, we will automatically upgrade/partial refund the shipping of your order.


Any duties, taxes or fees that may be applicable for you to take delivery of your order in your country are the responsibility of the recipient of the order. We are unable to calculate what these duties, fees or taxes may be, and we are not permitted to collect them from you. Also please understand that the stated value of the items in your parcel will be the actual cost of the items in your order. We cannot falsify this value for legal and (if applicable) insurance reasons.

All orders are shipped by the shipping method selected in the shopping cart. EMS includes full insurance and tracking, however SAL/Small Packet and Surface mail do not include insurance or tracking by default. Tracking is available by selecting the check box in the shopping cart provided, and please understand that this does cost extra, which we ask that you cover the additional cost of.

The shipping costs quoted and/or billed by the store's software are the actual shipping charges we must pay to Japan Post for shipping your order to you. International shipping is weight based, and every gram adds to the cost of shipping. We are fortunate that Japan Post's rates are very reasonable and that their service is fast and reliable, but the cost of international shipping is still weight based, and there is nothing we can do to change this. You are free to select any of the shipping methods we offer, and we reserve the right to upgrade the shipping method on your order at our own discretion.

On the subject of shipping, we may also 'break up' your order into multiple parts. This may be done so as to not exceed the weight limit of a particular shipping method or in order to protect the items of your order whilst in transit. We cannot predict with 100% accuracy how an order may be broken up, as it is estimated on a case by case basis. If you find that a parcel has arrived, but your order is not yet complete then the most likely explanation is that another parcel(s) is on it's way to complete your order. Please, be patient, it is very rare that a parcel goes missing without an explanation.

Our goals are to offer a wide range of high quality products at reasonable prices, to get them to you in a reasonable time frame and to have them arrive without incident and in perfect condition.

Also note that if you request us to have your order sent to a forwarding company in Japan then we MUST have a full, complete and accurate shipping address for that forwarder and once they take delivery of the item that anything that happens to your order is no longer our responsibility.

If for some reason you feel we have not met these goals, then by all means please let us know immediately.

 

Instructions and Warranties.

Tools from Japan is based in Kagawa, Japan and we sell only products that are made and marketed in Japan. As such, few if any products will have packaging or instructions in English. If you have a particular problem with any product, please do not hesitate to contact us. Most of the products we sell will not usually require much in the way of instructions, but where they are beneficial we will endeavor to provide them as we can.

For most items listed in the store, we are able to offer a full, complete and manufacturer backed warranty. In many cases, our contact is direct to the maker of the product, so any problems can be solved quickly and without a long, convoluted process. If you find that whatever product you have received does not meet your expectations, contact us with details of your problem and we will do all we can to solve it.

This does not cover normal wear and tear, abuse, misuse or other activities that may contribute to a product failure. If you use the product in a reasonable manner and it does not live up to your expectations then we will do everything within reason to correct the problem.


Once we send something out, we don't want to see it ever again! Fortunately most Japanese products are of excellent quality and we inspect every item before it leaves, but the odd 'dud' may slip through, and if you happen to end up with one of them then we will replace or repair it as quickly as possible at no additional cost to you. We may need the defective product back in some cases, so please do not dispose of it before contacting us.


The long version;

(Heavy legalese here, but we want to have it all out in the open so...)

PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. We maintain this web site as a service to our customers, and by using our site you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms of use. Please review the following terms and conditions carefully, and check them periodically for changes. If you do not agree to the terms and conditions, you should not review information or obtain goods, services or products from this site.

 

  1. Acceptance of Agreement. You agree to the terms and conditions outlined in this Terms and Conditions of use Agreement ("Agreement") with respect to our site (the "Site"). This Agreement constitutes the entire and only agreement between us and you, and supersedes all prior or contemporaneous agreements, representations, warranties and understandings with respect to the Site, the content, products or services provided by or through the Site, and the subject matter of this Agreement. This Agreement may be amended by us at any time and from time to time without specific notice to you. The latest Agreement will be posted on the Site, and you should review this Agreement prior to using the Site.

  2. Copyright. The content, organization, graphics, design, compilation, magnetic translation, digital conversion and other matters related to the Site are protected under applicable copyrights, trademarks, registered trademarks and other proprietary (including but not limited to intellectual property) rights. The copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such matters or any part of the Site, except as allowed by Section 4, is strictly prohibited. You do not acquire ownership rights to any content, document or other materials viewed through the Site. The posting of information or materials on the Site does not constitute a waiver of any right in such information and materials.

  3. Fraud: By becoming a member, you confirm that the information provided in this form is true and that you agree to abide by the Terms and Conditions of use of this site. Please note that your membership can be cancelled without notice if it is determined that false or misleading information has been provided, the Terms and Conditions of use have been violated, or other abuses have occurred as determined by Tools from Japan in its sole discretion. If membership has been revoked, Tools from Japan reserves the right to refuse application or readmission to the membership program.

  4. Limited Right to Use. The viewing, printing or downloading of any content, graphic, form or document from the Site grants you only a limited, nonexclusive license for use solely by you for your own personal use and not for republication, distribution, assignment, sublicense, sale, preparation of derivative works or other use. No part of any content, form or document may be reproduced in any form or incorporated into any information retrieval system, electronic or mechanical, other than for your personal use (but not for resale or redistribution).

  5. Editing, Deleting and Modification. We reserve the right in our sole discretion to edit or delete any documents, information or other content appearing on the Site, including this Agreement, without further notice to users of the Site.

  6. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold us and our partners, attorneys, staff and affiliates (collectively, "Affiliated Parties") harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.

  7. Nontransferable. Your right to use the Site is not transferable. Any password or right given to you to obtain information or documents is not transferable and may only be used by you.

  8. Disclaimer. THE INFORMATION FROM OR THROUGH THE SITE ARE PROVIDED "AS-IS," "AS AVAILABLE," AND ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, ARE DISCLAIMED (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE DISCLAIMER OF ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE). THE INFORMATION AND SERVICES MAY CONTAIN BUGS, ERRORS, PROBLEMS OR OTHER LIMITATIONS. WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES HAVE NO LIABILITY WHATSOEVER FOR YOUR USE OF ANY INFORMATION OR SERVICE. IN PARTICULAR, BUT NOT AS A LIMITATION, WE AND OUR AFFILIATED PARTIES ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOSS OF PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), WHETHER BASED ON BREACH OF CONTRACT, BREACH OF WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE NEGATION OF DAMAGES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FUNDAMENTAL ELEMENTS OF THE BASIS OF THE BARGAIN BETWEEN US. THIS SITE AND THE INFORMATION WOULD NOT BE PROVIDED WITHOUT SUCH LIMITATIONS. NO ADVICE OR INFORMATION, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, OBTAINED BY YOU FROM US THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE ANY WARRANTY, REPRESENTATION OR GUARANTEE NOT EXPRESSLY STATED IN THIS AGREEMENT.

  9. Limits. All responsibility or liability for any damages caused by viruses contained within the electronic file containing the form or document is disclaimed. WE WILL NOT BE LIABLE TO YOU FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND THAT MAY RESULT FROM USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE OUR SITE. Our maximum liability to you under all circumstances will be equal to the purchase price you pay for any goods, services or information.

  10. Use of Information. We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to the use and assignment of all information regarding Site uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy.

  11. Privacy Policy. Our Privacy Policy, as it may change from time to time, is a part of this Agreement.

  12. Payments. You represent and warrant that if you are purchasing something from us that (i) any credit card information you supply is true, correct and complete, (i) charges incurred by you will be honored by your credit card company, and (iii) you will pay the charges incurred by you at the posted prices, including any shipping fees and applicable customs duties.

  13. Submissions. All suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts and other information you may from time to time send to us (collectively, "Submissions") shall be deemed and shall remain our sole property and shall not be subject to any obligation of confidence on our part. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall be deemed to own all known and hereafter existing rights of every kind and nature regarding the Submissions and shall be entitled to unrestricted use of the Submissions for any purpose, without compensation to the provider of the Submissions.

  14. Lapsed Accounts: In order to keep the Tools from Japan membership roster current, if a Member does not access his or her account for a period of 180 days or more, Tools from Japan may, in its sole discretion, terminate such Member's account. Tools from Japan will endeavor to notify a Member of intent to terminate such Member's account by notice to such Member's provided email address at least 14 days prior to deactivation. If the Member fails to respond to such email notice within 14 days after the day it is sent by Tools from Japan, such Member's account will be terminated as noted above. Therefore, Tools from Japan strongly recommends that all Members keep their accounts and contact data current and in use. While Tools from Japan desires to prevent active accounts from being terminated prematurely, Tools from Japan has no obligation to maintain accounts that appear to have been abandoned. Each Member agrees that failure to access his or her account for 180 days or more conclusively indicates that such Member's account has been abandoned and that the account may therefore be terminated.
     

  15. Verify Members' Address: Tools from Japan reserves the right to contact a Member via email to verify the accuracy of account information (including the Member's correct name and address) that is needed to provide the Member with the information he or she requested from Tools from Japan.


We hope this wasn't too scary to read, but it does all need to be here so you are aware of what we can and cannot do, will and will not do and what your part of the bargain is too. We also hope that we shall never have to refer to this document for any reason, but we present here because we know that no matter how hard we try, things will not always go as planned.

These terms and conditions are subject to change at any time without prior notice, and it is expected that you have read and understood them before placing an order.


Stuart Tierney,

www.toolsfromjapan.com

 

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