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Terms and Conditions

Privacy Policy for European Economic Area(EEA) citizens

Terms and Conditions of Use

This web site www.kirin.co.jp ("Kirin Web Site") is provided and operated by Kirin Holdings Company, Limited ("Kirin"). Prior to making use of this Kirin Web Site, please carefully read the following terms and conditions regarding this Kirin Web Site ("Terms and Conditions") . You can use this Kirin Web Site only if you agree to and accept all of the Terms and Conditions hereof without limitation or reservation. Kirin may, at its sole discretion, change and/or alter any portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time without any notice. Therefore, you are requested to check the newest version of the Terms and Conditions periodically.

Copyrights and Trademarks

All content contained on this Kirin Web Site is protected by copyrights and other rights held by Kirin or by other parties that have granted to Kirin the license to make use of them. All of those rights are protected under applicable copyright acts, conventions and other laws in each country, and you are strictly prohibited from using (including, without limitation, duplicating, diverting or selling) any content on this Kirin Web Site beyond the legally permitted scope (for example, private use) without Kirin's prior written permission. All trademarks or service marks contained on this Kirin Web Site are held by Kirin or by other parties that have granted to Kirin the license to make use of them, and you are strictly prohibited from using any of them without Kirin's prior written permission.

Links

Kirin makes no warranties or guarantees whatsoever regarding the content of the third party web site(s) linked to or from this Kirin Web Site ("Linked Sites") and assumes no responsibility or liability for any losses, expenses or damages that occur when making use of such Linked Sites. When making use of the Linked Sites, you are requested to carefully check the terms and conditions of such Linked Sites.

Disclaimer

Kirin does not, express or implied, warrant or accept any liability in connection with the content of this Kirin Web Site with respect to accuracy, completeness, reliability, fitness for particular purpose and/or non-infringement of any third party's rights. Kirin may change and/or alter the content of this Kirin Web Site, or may suspend or discontinue the service itself provided through this Kirin Web Site at any time without any prior notice. Kirin shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any losses, expenses or damages based upon or resulting from the use, access or loss of chance to use this Kirin Web Site, and shall not be responsible or liable in any way whatsoever for any damage or trouble with your software or hardware resulting from the use of or access to this Kirin Web Site.

Information on Future Performance

Kirin may provide information on this Kirin Web Site regarding its future business activities and performance and those of its affiliated companies. Such forward-looking information is merely a forecast based on information available at the time of disclosure and may be subject to change due to a wide range of factors. Kirin's actual business activities and performance are subject to change affected by a wide range of factors surrounding Kirin and its affiliated companies (economic affairs, market, exchange rates etc.), and you should be aware that Kirin has no obligation to update any information on this Kirin Web Site regarding its future business activities and performance and those of its affiliated companies.

Privacy Statement

Please read the conditions and notes for the Privacy Policy of this site.

About cookies

This Kirin Web Site and related services operated by Kirin use cookies.

What are cookies?

Cookies are data files (or similar technologies such as web beacons) saved on computers, smartphones, or other devices of customers when accessing a website. Cookies enable acquiring information such as the web site pages visited by an access device user, the time of the visit, and similar data.
Note that cookies contain no data that enables identifying individual users.

Purposes of using cookies

Cookies saved on user devices serve the following purposes.

  • To enhance user convenience, such as enabling access without password log-in
  • To display information in line with customers’ interests
  • To analyze the access status of this Kirin Web Site
  • To simplify interaction with social media, etc.
  • To disseminate behavioral advertising

Application of third-party company tools and services using cookies

In order to meet the purposes listed above, Kirin employs tools and services provided by third-party companies, specifically those named in section 4.[2]. In such cases, a third-party company which provides tools and services may collect the same cookies as Kirin.

How to disable cookies

(1) Disabling cookies by changing browser settings

If desired, customers can disable the use of cookies by selecting the browser settings set forth below. Customers are requested to take note that certain services may become unavailable as a result.
Customers can select browser settings to refuse the acceptance of cookies and to display a warning when cookies are about to be accepted. Customers are requested to take note that certain services may become unavailable as a result.

(2) How to disable cookies of third-party companies

Customers who desire to disable advertising, etc., through cookies are requested to opt-out through the following websites of the companies concerned.

Applicable Laws and jurisdiction

Use of this Kirin Web Site and interpretations and applications of the Terms and Conditions shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Japan. Additionally, unless otherwise specified, the Tokyo District Court has exclusive first instance jurisdiction over all disputes that arise regarding this Kirin Web Site.

User environments

For using this Kirin Web Site, the following user environments are recommended.
Please note that user environments other than the recommended, and depending on customer browser settings even the recommended user environments, may not enable access to this Kirin Web Site and may not be properly display content. Moreover, some software applications may interfere with normal browser operation.

Recommended browsers

Internet Explorer 11 or later versions, and the latest versions of Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari

About security

This Kirin Web Site uses encrypted communication for some services in order to improve the level of security these services, TLS 1.1 or a later version needs to be enabled in the browser settings. Since certain services are not available if browsers do not support TLS 1.1 or a later version, or are configured not to use TLS 1.1 or a later version, customers are requested to check their browser settings.
Moreover, some services may not be available depending on firewall settings.

How to check the setting status of Microsoft Internet Explorer
In the Tools menu (*1) please choose Internet Options, Advanced Settings, and click the Security tab. Please check that “Use TLS 1.1” and “Use TLS 1.2” are selected (*2).

  1. *1If the menu is not displayed, please open “Internet Options” from the gear mark in the top right corner.
  2. *2Depending on the browser version, there may be no setting items for TLS 1.1 and TLS 1.2.

About the use of access log information

This Kirin Web Site records website access log information such as customers’ IP addresses.
This information is used for capturing the usage status of this Kirin Web Site. Except for pages that require user authentication, no individual customer information is identified.

About JavaScript

This Kirin Web Site includes pages that use JavaScript. Browsers with JavaScript disabled may not function properly or may not displayed content correctly. To view any missing content, please set your browser to enable JavaScript.

About CSS

This Kirin Web Site uses on some pages cascading style sheets (CSS) technology for building pages. Please enable CSS to allow pages to display correctly.

About accessibility

In order to provide an enjoyable user experience for a maximum number of customers who have a diversity of technical environments and physical characteristics, this Kirin Web Site is created with a view to accessibility using mainly web standard technology advocated by W3C.

Use of RSS

This Kirin Web Site distributes news release updates via RSS. By registering with a dedicated RSS reader software or a browser that supports RSS, users can, without visiting the disseminating site, obtain information automatically when news releases are updated.
RSS (Japanese)

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