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Terms of Use of the TDK Web Site

  1. Protection of Personal Information on the TDK Web Site
  2. Use of Cookies
  3. Use of Web Beacons
  4. Use of Statistical Tools
  5. Limitations of the Use of Information on this Web Site
  6. Prohibitions
  7. Linked Sites
  8. Suggestions and Comments
  9. Limitation of Liability
  10. Applicable Laws and Court of Competent Jurisdiction

1. Protection of Personal Information on the TDK Web Site

TDK takes all reasonable measures to protect the personal information of customers. TDK uses a variety of security technologies and procedures to prevent unauthorized access, improper use, and disclosure of personal information. For example, when confidential information such as credit card data is transmitted over the Internet, encryption technologies such as Secure Socket Layer (SSL) are used.

2. Use of Cookies

This Web site contains pages that use cookies, a technology that enables TDK to enhance the usefulness of this site when you access it again at a later time. Cookies are a global-standard tool that allows Web servers to identify individual computers. The cookies allow individual computers to be identified, but as long as no personal information is input, individuals cannot be identified. Depending on the browser used, the settings can be changed and cookie functions made inoperable, but in such case you may not be able to use some or all of the services offered on this Web site.

3. Use of Web Beacons

This Web site contains pages that use Web beacons (also known as clear GIFs), a tool used to determine the number of times a specific page has been accessed. The statistical data obtained from the use of Web beacons is employed to make enhancements to this site.

4. Use of Statistical Tools

This Web site contains pages that use statistical tools for understanding overall patterns of access. The information obtained from the use of statistical tools is employed to make enhancements to this site.

5. Limitations of the Use of Information on this Web Site

  1. The information posted on this Web site is protected by the laws of various countries and by international treaties. The use of this information (including reproduction, modification, uploading, display, transmission, licensing, and sale) for purposes other than personal use or other uses permitted by law is prohibited without TDK's prior written consent.
  2. Software provided on this Web site is the copyrighted material of the respective copyright holders. All provided software must be used in accordance with individual software user license agreements and applicable laws and treaties.
  3. The TDK trademark and the names of TDK products mentioned on this Web site are trademarks or registered trademarks of TDK. Other product and company names are the trade names, trademarks, or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

6. Prohibitions

The following are prohibited with respect to the use of this Web site.

  1. Any conduct that infringes or may infringe on the property or privacy of any third party or TDK.
  2. Any conduct that causes or may cause loss or harm to any third party or TDK.
  3. Any conduct that violates or may violate public order or morals.
  4. Any criminal act and any conduct that leads to or may lead to a criminal act.
  5. Registration of the email address of any third person.
  6. Any conduct that constitutes marketing or for-profit activity or is intended as preparation for such activity.
  7. Any conduct that impinges on the honor or reputation of any third party or TDK.
  8. Any conduct that constitutes or may constitute the use or provision of malicious software such as computer viruses.
  9. Any conduct that violates or may violate applicable laws or regulations.
  10. Any conduct that TDK determines to be inappropriate.

7. Linked Sites

TDK shall not be responsible for the protection of personal information on Web sites (including the Web sites of both businesses and individuals) to which there are links on this Web site.

8. Proposals

As a general policy, TDK does not accept proposals from the public concerning new products, technologies, designs, manufacturing methods, advertising and publicity, or marketing. If you wish to submit a proposal notwithstanding the above policy, all submissions received shall be deemed to have been made subject to the following conditions.

  1. TDK shall not be under any duty of confidentiality.
  2. TDK shall be under no obligation to investigate, evaluate, or adopt any proposal.
  3. TDK shall not be liable to pay any compensation whatsoever to any person who submits a proposal, even in the event TDK adopts a submitted proposal or a similar idea.

9. Limitation of Liability

  1. TDK takes due care with regard to the information posted on the Web site. Nonetheless, TDK makes no warranty concerning the accuracy, validity, reliability, suitability for a particular use, or safety (including termination of function, correction of errors, the absence of computer viruses or other harmful elements on the Web site or servers) of the information on this Web site. TDK shall not be liable for any harm resulting from the use of information on this Web site or the inability to use such information.
  2. TDK may without prior notice change the content of this Web site or suspend or terminate its operation. TDK shall not be liable for any harm resulting from any changes to the content of this Web site or from suspension or termination of its operation.

10. Applicable Laws and Court of Competent Jurisdiction

Unless otherwise provided, the interpretation and application of use of this Web site and the conditions for its use shall be governed by the laws of Japan. Unless otherwise provided, the Tokyo District Court shall have original and exclusive jurisdiction over all disputes concerning the use of this Web site.

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