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Thank you for visiting the Ertl.com Website (the “Site”) operated by TOMY International, Inc. (“TOMY”). The terms “TOMY” “we” “us” and “our” refer to TOMY. The terms “you” or “your” refer to the person accessing the Site, and any entity on whose behalf such person is accessing the Site. This Site is managed and controlled by TOMY. These Terms of Use establish the terms and conditions to which you are subject when accessing the Site, or any of the content accessible on the Site (the “Materials”) or delivered to you from the Site (the “Products”).

You must accept these Terms of Use as a condition of purchasing any Products from TOMY through the Site as more specifically set forth below.

BY ACCESSING OR USING THE SITE AND BY REGISTERING FOR AND USING YOUR TOMY ACCOUNT, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT AND ANY OTHER ADDITIONAL TERMS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE HEREIN. YOU ARE ONLY AUTHORIZED TO USE THE TOMY SITE AND YOUR TOMY ACOUNT (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER YOUR ACCESS OR USE IS INTENDED) IF YOU AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL APPLICABLE LAWS AND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH IT, YOU SHOULD LEAVE THE SITE AND IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE YOUR USE OF THE SITE OR ANY TOMY ACCOUNT CREATED BY YOU AT THE SITE.

TOMY may, in its sole discretion, revise these Terms of Use at any time. You will be bound by the revised Terms of Use as condition of your next visit to the Site or your TOMY Account. Each time you access or use this Site you understand and agree that you are re-affirming your consent to the then existing version of these Terms of Use.


  1. In General
  2. We agree to provide you access to our Site and the Materials in accordance with this Terms of Use. You agree to access and use the Site and the Materials in a manner consistent with any and all applicable laws, rules and regulations. All information, data, or content displayed by us on the Site are for your information only.


  3. Information Collected
  4. We may collect, process and transmit personally identifiable information obtained from and about you in the course of your accessing and using the functionality and Materials available to you at our Site in accordance with our Privacy Policy posted on our Site. By agreeing to these Terms of Use you agree to our use and retransmission of such data as set forth in our Privacy Policy. If you submit information to us, or pose questions to us, about the Products, you grant to us a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty free license to publish that information, or our answers to your questions, on our Site, in the Materials, or in TOMY’s other promotional activities.


  5. User Submissions.
  6. TOMY does not claim ownership of any materials you may provide to TOMY (including feedback and suggestions), or that you post, upload, input or submit in connection with your use of the TOMY Site or your TOMY Account (your “Submissions”). Notwithstanding the foregoing, and subject to TOMY’ Privacy Policy, you hereby grant TOMY a royalty-free license to use your Submissions (including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, relicense, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate, sublicense and reformat Your Submissions), and to publish your name in connection with your Submissions. No compensation shall be paid or owed to you with respect to TOMY’s or its sub-licensees’ use of your Submissions as licensed herein. TOMY is under no obligation to post or use your Submissions, and may remove your Submissions from the Site, your TOMY Account, or any other web site or distribution channel at any time in TOMY’s sole discretion.

    By posting messages, uploading files (including graphics), inputting data, submitting any feedback or suggestions, or engaging in any other form of communication with or through the Site, or your TOMY Account, you represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control the rights necessary to do so and to grant to TOMY the license set forth above. You will defend, indemnify, and hold TOMY and its agents, employees, officers, directors, subsidiaries, affiliates, parents, and partners harmless from any losses, expenses, judgments, fines or penalties, including reasonable attorney’s fees and litigation or arbitration costs and expenses, based upon claims asserted by a third party alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of any of the foregoing representations or warranties.

    You are prohibited from posting on or through the Site or your TOMY Account any “Prohibited Submissions”, which shall include, but not be limited to, Submissions that are deemed in TOMY’s sole discretion to be patently offensive or promote racism, bigotry, hatred or physical harm of any kind against any group or individual; harass or advocate harassment of another person; exploit people in a sexual or violent manner; contain violence or offensive subject matter or contain a link to an adult Site; solicit personal information from anyone under the age of eighteen (18); promote information that you know is false or misleading or promote illegal activities or conduct that is abusive, threatening, obscene, defamatory or libelous; promote an illegal or unauthorized copy of another person’s copyrighted work; involve the transmission of “junk mail,” “chain letters,” or unsolicited mass mailing, instant messaging, “spimming,” or “spamming”; further or promote any criminal activity or enterprise or provide instructional information about illegal activities, violate someone’s privacy, or provide or creating computer viruses; solicit passwords or personal identifying information for commercial or unlawful purposes from other users; or include a photograph of another person that You have posted without that person’s consent. TOMY reserves the right to investigate and take appropriate legal action against anyone who, in TOMY’s sole discretion, violates this provision, including without limitation, removing the offending communication or Submission from the Site or your TOMY Account, or any other web site hosted or maintained by TOMY, and terminating the Accounts of such violators.

    TOMY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY FOR ANY OF YOUR SUBMISSIONS OR THE SUBMISSIONS OF ANY OTHER PERSONS OR ENTITIES THAT APPEAR ON THE SITE OR YOUR TOMY ACCOUNT.

    TOMY DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR MONITORING YOUR SUBMISSIONS, AND, IF AT ANY TIME TOMY CHOOSES, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION, TO MONITOR SUCH SUBMISSIONS, TOMY NONETHELESS DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SUBMISSIONS, ANY OBLIGATION TO MODIFY OR REMOVE ANY INAPPROPRIATE OR INACCURATE SUBMISSIONS, OR ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR CONDUCT IN SUBMITTING ANY SUBMISSION.

    FURTHERMORE, TOMY DOES NOT MAKE ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, CONCERNING THE ABILITY OF ANY PERSON TO RELY UPON ANY SUBMISSIONS SUBMITTED BY ANY THIRD PARTIES ON THE SITE, OR ANY SUBMISSIONS THAT YOU MAY POST TO YOUR TOMY ACCOUNT, OR TO ANY OTHER SITE.


  7. Use of Information and Materials
  8. You are permitted to view the Site and the Materials that we display on our Site, or that we send to you at your request, solely for your personal information and internal use. In doing so, you may not remove or amend any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notices that appear on any of the Products. You may not modify, copy, distribute, redistribute, republish, license, sublicense, or upload any of the Materials without our prior written consent, which we may withhold in our sole discretion. Your access to and use of the Site shall not constitute any license or transfer to you by TOMY of any intellectual property rights in any content, text, data, images, audio or video files, or graphical material displayed on the Site, or delivered to you upon your request made to us at the Site.


  9. Account Registration.
  10. If you create a TOMY Account by completing the registration process at the Site, you represent and warrant to TOMY that:

  • You have provided TOMY with true, accurate, and complete information about yourself as prompted by any TOMY Account registration processes, including, without limitation, your name, your telephone number, your address, and a valid email address;
  • You will update your contact information in order to maintain its truth, accuracy, and completeness;
  • You are at least eighteen (18) years of age and have the legal capacity and authority to be bound by this Agreement;
  • You will comply with any and all federal or state laws, rules, or regulations when engaging in commercial transactions with TOMY through your TOMY Account, including, but not limited to, any state or federal laws regulating the fraudulent use of personally identifiable information about consumers (“identity theft”); and
    Your registration information and other information about yourself that you have supplied to TOMY are subject to our Privacy Policy governing the Site, which is accessible at the following hyperlink (insert hyperlink).


  • Obligation for Using Your Password.
  • ALL INFORMATION TRANSMITTED BY, SUBMITTED BY, OR RECEIVED FROM ANYONE PRESENTING YOUR PASSWORD ON THE SITE OR YOUR TOMY ACCOUNT WILL BE DEEMED BINDING ON YOU. You agree that you are solely liable for all actions taken via your password, whether or not made with your knowledge or authority. You agree to guard your Account password carefully, with the full awareness that a failure to keep it secure will enable others to engage in transactions through the Site or your TOMY Account for which you will be legally responsible, and liable to TOMY for any resulting damages. If you suspect that someone may have obtained access to your Account password who is not intended to have authority to act on your behalf, please contact TOMY immediately to enable TOMY to deny access to your TOMY Account to anyone else presenting your password.


  • Links to Other Sites
  • If we provide hypertext links to third party sites we do so for information purposes only, and such links are not endorsements by us of any materials, products or services offered on such sites and we do not accept any liability for your use of such materials, products or services. We are not responsible for the content or practices of the entities that operate any third-party sites to which you may link, or be linked, from our Site, and do not make any representations or warranties about the content or accuracy of the materials, information or content on such third-party sites, the products or services offered by the operators of such sites, or the policies or practices, including the privacy policies, of the operators of such sites. You should review the terms of use agreements and privacy policies of any such sites before you access any content available, or use any functionality accessible, on such sites.


  • Intellectual Property Protection
  • The Site and any Materials contained on or obtained through this Site, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images, data, audio and video (the “Content”) are owned or licensed by TOMY. TOMY and its third-party licensors retain all proprietary rights in and to the Content, including all intellectual property rights associated therewith (e.g., copyrights, patents, trademarks, trade secrets, know-how, and prohibitions against unfair competition) and all broadcasting rights or other distribution rights associated therewith. In addition, TOMY owns the copyrights in the graphical presentation of the content of this Site as TOMY’s collective work. You acknowledge the validity of TOMY’s copyright claims, and agree not to contest such claims, nor assist others in doing so. Unless otherwise expressly indicated on this Site or except for downloading and printing portions of the Materials that we deliver to you at your specific request, you may not download, store, print, modify, copy, reproduce, translate, perform, display, publish, create derivative works of, distribute or otherwise use the Materials in any way, without TOMY’s prior written permission.

    The TOMY Content is protected by U.S. and international trademark, patent, copyright, and other intellectual property laws. You shall not copy, distribute, alter, display, perform, publish, or create derivative works from such Content, other than as permitted in this Agreement. Systematic retrieval of data or other Content from the TOMY Site or your TOMY Account, or any other TOMY service to prepare any collection, compilation, database, or directory is strictly prohibited.

    The name “TOMY”, the domain at which the Site is located, and any other graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts and service names are trademarks or trade dress of TOMY or of third parties with which TOMY has entered into licensing or distribution agreements. The trademarks displayed on the Site, and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks or as part of domain names, in connection with any other product or service in any manner that is likely to cause consumer confusion and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of TOMY. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of TOMY, any TOMY affiliates, or any TOMY licensors without TOMY’s express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing the TOMY’s name or trademarks displayed on the Site without the express written consent of TOMY.

    EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED HEREIN, NEITHER TOMY NOR ANY THIRD PARTY HAS CONFERRED UPON YOU BY IMPLICATION, ESTOPPEL, OR OTHERWISE, ANY LICENSE OR RIGHT UNDER ANY PATENT, TRADEMARK, COPYRIGHT, OR OTHER PROPRIETARY RIGHTS TO USE THE SITE OR YOUR TOMY ACCOUNT. NO OWNERSHIP RIGHTS ARE OR WILL BE ASSIGNED TO YOU BY REASON OF YOUR ACCEPTANCE OF THIS AGREEMENT.


  • Prohibited Activity
  • You may not do any of the following while using this Site:

    • interfere with or disrupt networks connected to this Site or violate the regulations, policies or procedures of such networks;
    • attempt to gain unauthorized access to this Site, computer systems or networks connected to this Site, through password mining or any other means;
    • interfere with another user’s use and enjoyment of this Site;
    • upload any message, information, data, text, software, graphic files or other materials that are unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortious, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libelous, that may be invasive of another’s privacy, hateful, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable;
    • upload any content that contains a virus, corrupted file, or other harmful component;
    • impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, TOMY personnel, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity;
    • upload any content that you do not have a right to upload under law or under contractual or fiduciary relationships (including, but not limited to, nondisclosure agreements);
    • upload any information or grant permissions to view information to any person in a manner that exceeds your contractual or other legal authority;
    • upload any unsolicited advertising, promotional products, junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, contests, surveys, or any other form of solicitation (commercial or non-commercial);
    • intentionally or unintentionally violate or encourage or assist another to violate any law or regulation in connection with your use or another’s use of this Site; or
    • upload any content that violates or infringes any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or any right, of whatever nature, of anyone.

    Violations of TOMY’s system or network security may result in civil or criminal liability. TOMY will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve, and cooperate with, law enforcement authorities in prosecuting users, including you, who are involved in such violations. You agree not to use any device, software or routine to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site or any activity being conducted on the Site. You agree, further, not to use or attempt to use any engine, software, tool, agent or other device or mechanism (including without limitation browsers, spiders, robots, avatars or intelligent agents) to navigate or search the Site other than the search engine and search agents available from TOMY on the Site and other than generally available third party web browsers (e.g., Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Explorer).
    If you violate any provision of this Section, your permission to use the your TOMY Account, and this Site shall automatically terminate.


  • Use of Site
  • You understand and expressly agree that your use of this Site and the Materials is at your sole risk and that this Site and the Materials may not be current, complete, uninterrupted, accurate or error-free. We make no representation or warranty regarding the use, validity, security, accuracy, currency, completeness, or reliability of the content accessible on the Site, or the results you might obtain from the use of this Site or the Products you may purchase through the Site, or any of the services about which information is displayed on the Site. We do not assume any liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the Materials, any actions that you take, or do not take, in reliance upon the Materials on the Site.
    Neither the Site, your TOMY Account, or any data, information, text, images, or other content accessible on or through the Site may be duplicated, modified, reengineered, decompiled, reverse engineered, decrypted, reassembled, supplemented, translated, adapted, or enhanced, except by TOMY or as expressly authorized by TOMY in writing. You shall not remove any notice or other indicia of an intellectual property right from the Site or your TOMY Account. You shall not use, copy, distribute, display, demonstrate, or sub-license the Site, any content on or accessible through the Site, or your TOMY Account, the software related thereto, or any component thereof, except as permitted by this Agreement, or as expressly authorized by TOMY. The rights granted to you by TOMY to use the TOMY Site or your TOMY Account are strictly limited to the rights specified herein and you shall not have any rights to re-license or sub-license access to, or use of, the TOMY Site or your TOMY Account, or any components thereof, to any other person or entity. You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for your use of the Site and your TOMY Account and for your compliance with any laws and regulations relating to your business operations.


  • Privacy Policy
  • TOMY respects your right to privacy and understands that visitors to the Site, and TOMY Account holders, need to be in control of their personal information. To that end, TOMY has developed a Privacy Policy (hyperlink), that governs your use of the Site and your TOMY Account, and you should review it carefully. Your use of the Site and your TOMY Account constitutes your consent to the terms set forth in the TOMY Privacy Policy.


  • DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND DAMAGE LIABILITY.
  • THIS SITE AND THE MATERIALS DISPLAYED ON THIS SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS, AS-AVAILABLE BASIS WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, OR ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES OF ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR COMPLETENESS OF ANY MATERIALS DISPLAYED ON THE SITE. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, WE ON BEHALF OF OUR EMPLOYEES, AGENTS, PROCUCT OR SERVICE SUPPLIERS, AND CONTRACTORS EXCLUDE LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSSES AND EXPENSES OF WHATEVER NATURE AND HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF DATA, LOSS CAUSED BY A VIRUS OR BUG, LOSS OF INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES, OR OTHER LOSSES OF ANY KIND OR CHARACTER, EVEN IF WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES, ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, ANY SITE TO WHICH YOU MAY LINK FROM THIS SITE. YOU ASSUME TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR ESTABLISHING ANY PROCEDURES FOR DATA BACK UP AND VIRUS CHECKING AS YOU CONSIDER NECESSARY.


  • Indemnification
  • You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless TOMY and its affiliates and their officers, directors, employees and agents, from and against any and all third-party claims, liability, actions, demands, costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys’ fees and litigation costs and expenses at trial or on appeal) arising from or relating to your use of this Site or the Products, or your breach or violation of these Terms of Use. TOMY reserves the right to undertake the direct defense of any such claim at your cost and expense, and you agree to provide TOMY with such reasonable cooperation as it may request.


  • Assignment.
  • These Terms of Use shall bind and inure to the benefit of TOMY’s successors, assigns and licensees. TOMY shall have the right to assign or otherwise transfer its rights or obligations under this Agreement whether by contract, merger, sale of all or substantially all of TOMY’s assets, or operation of law without your consent, or notice to you. You shall not have the right to assign, by contract, operation of law or otherwise, these Terms of Use or any of the rights, interests, or obligations hereunder, without TOMY’s express written permission, which TOMY may withhold in its absolute discretion.


  • Governing Law; Dispute Resolution
  • These Terms of Use will be governed by the Iaws of the State of Illinois, without regard to its conflicts of laws principles. You agree that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising from or relating to this Site or these Terms of Use may be brought only in a state court sitting in DuPage County, Illinois, or a federal district court sitting in Chicago, Illinois, and you hereby consent to the personal jurisdiction, venue and convenience of such courts. Any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of or relating to this Site or these Terms of Use shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Should any part of these Terms of Use be declared invalid or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, this shall not affect the validity of any remaining portion and such remaining portion shall remain in full force and effect as if the invalid portion of these Terms of Use had been eliminated.


  • Legal Compliance
  • This Site is based in the United States. Access to the Materials by certain persons may not be lawful under the laws of certain countries. If you access this Site from outside the United States, you do so at your own risk and are solely responsible for compliance with the laws applicable in the location from which you access the Site.


  • Waiver
  • Any waiver of any provision of these Terms of Use will be effective only if it is in writing and signed by an authorized officer of TOMY.


    Last Updated: October, 14, 2016