Terms of Use

This website (hereinafter "Site") is operated and managed by KITZ Corporation (hereinafter "KITZ"). You are requested to consent to the following Terms and Conditions before using this Site.

Your use of this Site shall be regarded as your consent to all of the following Terms and Conditions.

Terms and Conditions

1. Copyright, trademark rights, and other intellectual property rights

Copyright, trademark rights, or other rights to the information, materials, images, audio, designs, layouts, logos, and other content (hereinafter individually or collectively referred to as "Information") of this Site are the property of KITZ or the respective rights holders. You must comply with all laws and regulations concerning copyright, trademark rights, and other intellectual property rights and may not reuse the Information of this Site without prior permission of KITZ, even in cases other than those described under 8. "Prohibitions" below. Please contact e-mail address (k-kouhou@kitz.co.jp) if you wish to cite this Site.

2. Operation of this Site

Please note that KITZ may at any time, modify, delete, or otherwise alter the Information on this Site and the Site's URL, or suspend or close the Site itself, in whole or in part, without prior notice.

3. Disclaimers

KITZ makes no representation or warranty, whether express or implied, as to the reliability, accuracy, usability, completeness, timeliness, security (including freedom from computer viruses or other harmful content), fitness for a particular purpose, or freedom from infringement on the rights of third parties of the Information on this Site. KITZ shall not be liable for any damages arising from any Information on this Site, use of this Site, or any other similar cause. This Site may include the Information on products and services that are not available in all countries or regions. Inclusion of such information does not necessarily indicate the intent to provide such products and services in all countries or regions.

4. Submittal of ideas and other proposals

KITZ engages in its own research and development on a daily basis and possesses a wide range of ideas and technical information. However, submittal of technical ideas by you could have the effect of restricting KITZ' own research and development activities.

To avoid incidents such as problems and misunderstandings related to patents and other intellectual property rights, KITZ does not accept proposals other than those listed below:

  • Technical proposals concerning patents and designs registered as industrial property rights
  • Technical proposals concerning utility models to which Utility Model Technical Opinion (registrability report)  issued by the Japan Patent Office are attached, in which 6. "No prior art found." is shown as the result of an assessment.
  • Technical proposals concerning patents and designs protected under foreign industrial property rights
  • Proposals made in response to requests for proposals by KITZ

Except as specially agreed to, KITZ is under no obligations regarding any proposals submitted, including obligations to consider such proposals, to report on the results of such consideration, to maintain their confidentiality, or to pay any consideration for them.

5. Insider trading

Please note that the Information on this Site may constitute "material facts" provided in the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act.

6. Information on business results

KITZ may include on this Site any Information and other content concerning the future businesses and the business results of KITZ, its affiliates, and other parties. Such Information is not intended to encourage investment. You are requested to make investment decisions based on your own responsibility and judgment.

7. Links to this Site

If you desire to link to this Site, please first be sure to understand and consent to the terms and conditions below and contact e-mail address (k-kouhou@kitz.co.jp). KITZ will consider whether to permit linking and inform you of its decision.

(1) Links by you to this Site shall be made on your own judgment and responsibility, and KITZ shall make no representation or warranty, whether express or implied, and bear no responsibility to you regarding your links to this Site.
(2) You shall link to this Site only for purposes and through methods (specific methods) consented to in advance by KITZ.
(3) Links to this Site shall be linked to the following pages only, except as consented to otherwise by KITZ in advance:
  (i) Japanese site homepage: https://www.kitz.co.jp/
  (ii) English site homepage: https://www.kitz.co.jp/english/
(4) You must not engage in any acts, such as the following, in connection with linking to this Site:
  (i) Duplication, alteration or citation, etc. of this Site or any Information on this Site without the prior consent of KITZ
  (ii) Linking to this Site for purposes of infringing on the rights of KITZ, impeding its businesses or operations, or other improper purposes or methods
  (iii)  Linking through a method that makes it unclear that this Site is the KITZ website
  (iv) Linking in a method that makes it appear misleadingly as if you or another third party that is not a KITZ affiliate is an affiliate of KITZ or has capital or other ties to it, or that the business of you or such third party is a business of KITZ
  (v) Linking to websites that contain the following content:
· Content that is contrary to public order and decency
· Content that violates laws, regulations or these Terms and Conditions
· Antisocial content
· Content that is libelous or slanderous of KITZ or its affiliates
· Content that is libelous or slanderous of the products or services of KITZ or its affiliates
· Other content judged by KITZ to be inappropriate
(5) Linking to this Site shall not result in any contract, relationship of rights and obligations, or relationship of claims and obligations between you and KITZ.
(6) Linking to this Site shall not result in conferral by KITZ to you of any rights to the Information on this Site.
(7) KITZ shall not be liable for any damage suffered by you as a result of any modification, deletion, or otherwise alteration of the Information on this Site or the Site's URL, or any suspension or closing of the Site itself, in whole or in part, pursuant to 2 "Operation of this Site" above.
(8)  In any of the following cases, you must immediately cease linking to this Site and may not file any related objections to KITZ.
  (i) KITZ has determined that you has violated any of these Terms and Conditions.
  (ii) KITZ has determined that the information of which you notified KITZ through the e-mail address (k-kouhou@kitz.co.jp) when requesting permission to link to this Site contained false information.
  (iii) KITZ has requested that you cease linking to this Site as it deems necessary for any other reason.

8. Prohibitions

The following acts are prohibited in using this Site:

(1)  Duplicating the Site or the Information on the Site in whole or in part
(2)  Altering the Information on the Site in whole or in part
(3)  Accessing portions of the Site not intended for general access
(4)  Duplicating the Site's source code
(5)  Testing system vulnerabilities
(6)  Damaging security, authentication systems, etc.
(7)  Transmitting or writing harmful computer programs etc.
(8)  Acts causing disadvantage or harm to third parties, KITZ or KITZ affiliates, or any of their executives or employees
(9)  Libeling, slandering, or harming the good name or credit of third parties, KITZ or KITZ affiliates, or any of their executives or employees
(10)  Acts in violation of laws, regulations, or ordinances
(11)  Acts contrary to public order and decency
(12)  Other acts judged by KITZ to be inappropriate

9. Governing laws and Jurisdiction

Use of this Site and these Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan. The Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive court of first instance for any disputes regarding use of this Site and these Terms and Conditions.

10. Amendment of the "Terms of Use"

KITZ may amend the content of this "Terms of Use" without prior notice. You are requested to check the latest content of this "Terms of Use".

11. Genuineness of websites

The official websites of KITZ and KITZ Group companies are shown below. Operation of websites posing as those of KITZ or KITZ Group companies is prohibited, and you are requested to beware of similar websites.

KITZ Corporation: https://www.kitz.co.jp/
Toyo Valve Co., Ltd.: https://www.toyovalve.co.jp/
Shimizu Alloy Mfg. Co., Ltd.: https://www.shimizugokin.co.jp/
KITZ SCT Corporation: https://kitz-sct.jp/
YKV Corporation: https://www.kitz.co.jp/ykv/
KITZ Engineering Service Co., Ltd.: https://www.kesco.jp/
KITZ Micro Filter Corporation: https://www.kitzmf.com/
KITZ Metal Works Corporation: http://www.kitzmetalworks.com/
Hokutoh Giken Kogyo Corporation: https://hokutohgiken.co.jp/
Hotel Beniya Co., Ltd.: http://hotel-beniya.co.jp/
Cephas Pipelines Corp.: http://www.cephasvalve.com/
Filcore Co., Ltd.: http://www.filcore.co.kr/
KITZ Corporation of Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.: https://www.kitzasiapacific.com/
KITZ Valve & Actuation Singapore Pte. Ltd.: https://www.kitz-kvs.com.sg/
KITZ Valve & Actuation (Thailand) Co., Ltd.: https://www.kitz-kvt.com/
KITZ Valve & Actuation (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.: https://www.kitz-kvm.com/
KITZ Valve & Actuation Vietnam Co., Ltd.: https://www.kitz-kvv.com/
KITZ Corporation of Shanghai: http://www.kitzchina.com/
Micro Pneumatics Pvt. Ltd.: https://www.micropneumatics.in/
KITZ Corporation of America: https://kitzus-kca.com/
Metalúrgica Golden Art's Ltda.: https://www.mga.com.br/
KITZ Corporation of Europe, S.A.: http://www.kitzeurope.com/
Perrin GmbH: https://www.perrin.de/