Updated: May 1, 2018
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Ownership of Copyright
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License to YMAA Publication Center, Inc.
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Exclusion of Liability
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Because some states do not permit the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
Links to Other Web Sites
YMAA has provided links with other internet sites that are maintained by third parties, and may from time to time provide materials from such third party sites on this Web site. Neither YMAA, its parent, subsidiaries or affiliates in any way control the material contained on or the services or products offered through such third party sites. These terms and conditions apply solely to the YMAA site and you should always review the terms and conditions of any site that you access through a link from this site.
A Warning Regarding Martial Arts Weapons
Products sold and considered a weapon within this website or catalogue are intended for demonstration or display/collectible item only. Use and misuse of Martial Arts weapons involves serious risks, including injury, disability and death. Weapons are sold only for training under expert supervision, for demonstration forms, collection, or display. Inspect weapons before each use to ensure they are in proper condition. If any unsafe condition is observed, do not use the product. Do not use weapons for sparring or contact. Sales of certain items are governed by local, state, provincial, federal and international law. Weapons and items over 42" of length cannot be sent out of the United States. It is the buyer's responsibility to check all applicable law concerning use, ownership, legal age and possession of any product offered by YMAA. By purchasing any item, the buyer warrants compliance with all local, state, provincial, federal and international law, and that the buyer is legally able to purchase and sell all items being purchased from YMAA's website or catalogue. YMAA disclaims any and all liability related to improper, illegal, unintended use or modification of weapons sold through the website or catalogue. The purchaser, user or participant assumes all risk of injury from any use. No weapons are sold to anyone under 18 years of age without parental consent. Some weapons may be prohibited in your area. Please check provincial and state statutes and local ordinances before ordering.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold YMAA and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to any violation of these Terms by you or your authorized users, or in connection with the use of the Web site or the Internet or the placement or transmission of any message or information on this Web site by you or your authorized users. YMAA shall provide notice to you promptly of any such claim, suit or proceeding and shall reasonably cooperate with you, at your expense, in your defense of any such claim, suit or proceeding.
This agreement may be terminated by YMAA at any time without notice. In the event of termination, you are no longer authorized to have access to the site, and all limitations on YMAA liability and on your use of YMAA material shall survive.
This agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Massachusetts without giving effect to its conflicts of law principles, and venue shall be in the state or federal courts located in the State of Massachusetts. If any provision of this agreement is deemed unlawful, void or unenforceable, then such provision shall be severed from the agreement and the remainder of the agreement shall remain in effect.