Introduction and Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Your access to and use of this Website ("Website" or "this site") is subject to the following terms and conditions and all applicable laws. By accessing and using this site, you accept the following terms and conditions, without limitation or qualification. Hitachi Consulting Corporation ("Hitachi Consulting") reserves the right to modify these terms and conditions at any time, without notice to you, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon posting. You agree to periodically review these terms and conditions to be made aware of such modifications, and your continued use of this site shall be recognized as your conclusive acceptance of any future modifications.
Restrictions on Use
The content available on this Website including, but not limited to, the text and images contained herein and their arrangement, is the property of Hitachi Consulting or its licensors and is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Nothing contained in this site shall be construed as conferring by implication, estoppel or otherwise any license or right to any copyright, patent, trademark or other proprietary right of Hitachi Consulting or any third party. Content received through this site, including, but not limited to, graphic images, audio, video, html code, buttons, and text, may be displayed, downloaded or printed for your personal, non-commercial use only, provided that you make no alterations of any kind and that the copyright notice found at the bottom of this page is clearly displayed in all copies. By using this site, you agree not to reproduce, retransmit, distribute, disseminate, sell, publish, broadcast or circulate the content received through this site to any party without the express prior written consent of Hitachi Consulting. You may not post any content from this site to newsgroups, mailing lists, social media websites or any similar program or site without the express prior written consent of Hitachi Consulting. Neither the information on this site nor your use of the site creates a business or professional services relationship between you and Hitachi Consulting. Note that any program, publication, design, product, process, software, technology, information, know-how, or idea described in this Website may be subject to other rights, including other intellectual property rights, which are owned by other interested parties and are not licensed to you hereunder.
Warranty Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability
This Website is intended to provide general information on a particular subject or subjects and is not an exhaustive treatment of such subjects. Accordingly, the Hitachi Consulting Website is not intended and shall not be deemed to constitute legal, accounting, tax, investment, consulting or other professional advice or services. Before making any decision or taking any action that might affect your personal finances or business, you should consult a qualified professional adviser. The content of this site is provided "as is," and Hitachi Consulting and its content licensors expressly disclaim all express and implied warranties with respect to this Website or any site, information, service or product accessible through this site, including, but not limited to warranties of accuracy, completeness or timeliness, merchantability, non-infringement or fitness for a particular purpose, that this site is free from viruses, worms, Trojan horses and the like, or that this Website will be error-free or will meet any particular criteria of performance or quality.
Your use of this Website or any information contained in or accessible through this Website is at your own risk. You assume full responsibility and risk of loss resulting from the use of this Website and information. Neither Hitachi Consulting nor any of its affiliates, or its or their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents or licensors shall be liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury resulting directly or indirectly from your use of, or inability to make use of, this site, or the information contained in or accessible through this site, whether or not caused in whole or part by its or their negligence or contingencies beyond its or their control in procuring, compiling, interpreting, reporting, providing or delivering this site and any content through this site. In no event will Hitachi Consulting or its affiliates, or its or their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents or licensors be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken by you in reliance on such content or this site. Hitachi Consulting and its affiliates, and its and their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents and licensors, shall not be liable to you or anyone else for any damages (including, without limitation, consequential, special, incidental, indirect, punitive or similar damages), in contract, tort (including negligence), statute or any other legal theory, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. The limitations set forth herein shall apply notwithstanding the failure of any limited remedy of its essential purpose.
Portions of this Website may be available in multiple languages. The text found in the non-English versions of this site may have been translated, either by person or by computer software with no human oversight. Hitachi Consulting makes no claim or commitment regarding the accuracy or thoroughness of said translations, whether completed by person or computer. Further, the terms and conditions found on this page apply in their entirety to any translated version of this site.
Third Party Links
Certain links on this site lead to information or resources maintained by third parties over whom Hitachi Consulting has no control, including, without limitation, websites maintained by Hitachi Ltd, or other subsidiaries of Hitachi Ltd. and their respective affiliates. Hitachi Consulting makes no express or implied judgment or warranties as to the accuracy or any other aspect of, and takes no responsibility for, such sites, information or resources. A link to another site or service is not and does not imply any endorsement by Hitachi Consulting of the linked site or service, even if it may contain the Hitachi Consulting logo. Any use you make of the information provided on any site or services linked to by this site is at your own risk. If you have a dispute or claim in relation to a linked site, you release Hitachi Consulting from any and all such disputes and claims. You may not create on any website a link to any page of Hitachi Consulting's Website without Hitachi Consulting's prior written consent.
Your Use of the Website
As a condition of your use of this Website, you acknowledge your responsibility to fully comply with the laws governing the jurisdiction from which you are accessing this site and you further agree that you will not access or make use of the content found on this site in violation of such laws and that you will comply with all U.S. laws, regulations, and requirements applicable to export of U.S. origin products, software and technology. By your use of this site and by your submission of any information, personal or non-personal, you acknowledge that the Internet is a global network of computers, and that any information submitted by you to Hitachi Consulting is necessarily carried via third party computers to Hitachi Consulting, and Hitachi Consulting is not liable for improper use of, or breach of security with respect to, your information by a third party, whether intentional or non-intentional. Hitachi Consulting provides no guarantees that any reported problems with this site or its use will be recognized or solved by Hitachi Consulting, even if Hitachi Consulting decides to investigate the cause or substance of a reported problem further.
Without limiting the foregoing, by using or accessing this Website, you agree not to:
Your Submission of Information
By your use of this Website, you acknowledge that Hitachi Consulting has the right, but not the obligation, to monitor this Website and to disclose any information necessary to operate the Website, to protect Hitachi Consulting, it affiliates, subsidiaries, licensors, and clients, and to comply with legal obligations or governmental requests. Hitachi Consulting reserves the right to refuse to post or to remove any information on the Website, in whole or in part, for any reason. You warrant that any information (other than personal data, discussed below) you may transmit to Hitachi Consulting through its Website does not infringe, misappropriate or violate any intellectual property rights or applicable law.
Hitachi Consulting does not desire unsolicited idea submissions through this Website. In order to protect the business interests of our clients and ourselves, we must treat the issue of such submissions very seriously. Absent a signed, clearly defined business affiliation between Hitachi Consulting and you, the ideas or information present in such submissions will be treated as non-confidential and non-proprietary and the use of such ideas or information will be at the sole discretion of Hitachi Consulting, without limitation or qualification. Hitachi Consulting reserves the right to use such information in any way it chooses without compensating you or accounting to you, and you represent that you have the lawful right to submit such information and agree that you will not submit any information unless you are legally entitled to do so. By submitting such information, you give Hitachi Consulting an unlimited, irrevocable, worldwide, transferable, royalty-free license to use, execute, show, modify, copy, reproduce, distribute, exploit, sublicense (through multiple tiers) transmit, and prepare derivative works of such information, including any underlying idea, concept or know-how. Hitachi Consulting agrees to use your information in accordance with its Privacy Statement (if any) applicable to personally identifiable user data.
Hitachi Consulting reserves the right to limit the provision of any product or service to any person, geographic area or jurisdiction as it so desires or as required by law. Hitachi Consulting in its sole discretion may add, delete or change the content of this Website at any time, without notice to you. You acknowledge that Hitachi Consulting has no obligation to update this Website, and that there is a possibility that the content of this Website may be out of date. Hitachi Consulting maintains this site in Texas, U.S.A. and you agree that these Terms and Conditions of Use and any legal action or proceeding relating to this site shall be governed by the laws of the State of Texas without reference to its choice of law rules, and shall be brought only in the state or federal courts serving Dallas, Texas, regardless of where in the world you are located or from where in the world you visited this site. In any action to enforce these terms and conditions, the prevailing party will be entitled to its costs, reasonable attorneys' fees, and expenses, including expert witness fees. You acknowledge that any breach by you of these terms and conditions will cause irreparable damage to Hitachi Consulting and its affiliates and that a remedy at law will be inadequate. Therefore, in addition to any and all other legal and equitable remedies, Hitachi Consulting and its affiliates will be entitled to necessary injunctive relief for any breach of these terms and conditions. Any cause of action by either party must be undertaken within one (1) year after the use of the site relating to such cause of action, or within one (1) year of discovery of a breach or violation of these Terms and Conditions of Use if such breach or violation could not reasonably be discovered prior to such time, or forever be waived and barred.
To the extent any of the above is not fully enforceable for any reason, the remainder shall continue to apply.
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