These MISUMI University Program (“MUP”) Terms and Conditions (“Terms“) govern your conduct, your rights, and MISUMI USA, Inc.’s rights related to any Submissions or Project Information (as defined below) you send related to the MUP offered by MISUMI USA, Inc. (along with its affiliated companies, “Misumi”).

When you submit any information to the Misumi related to the MUP (“Submission”), you agree to the following:

  • all Submissions are true and accurate;
  • employees, officers, and directors of Misumi and its parent, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, dealerships, and their immediate families are not eligible;
  • you are a citizen or legal resident of the United States, District of Columbia, or Canada and are at least eighteen (18) years of age; and
  • you are either an undergraduate or graduate level student of an accredited university, a professor or faculty member at an accredited university, or the representative of a student group at an accredited university (such as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Robotics Club, First Robotics, Marine Advanced Technology Education (MATE), Rube Goldberg, or similar.)

 All Submissions will be handled in accordance with the MISUMI USA, Inc. Privacy Policy (available at https://us.misumi-ec.com/contents/privacy/).



Eligible participants should submit their Submission for consideration of sponsorship under the MUP in compliance with these Terms and all applicable laws. Submitting a Submission constitutes the participants’ full and unconditional agreement with these Terms and Misumi’s decisions, which are final and binding in all matters relating to the MUP.

The Submission period is open from August 1st, 2019 to November 1st, 2019 (“Submission Period”).  All Submissions must be received by Misumi during the Submission Period. Misumi’s time clock will be the official time clock of the MUP.

Submissions should be sent via the method(s) set forth on the MUP webpage. Failure to send a complete Submission, follow the requirements, or send the Submission via the methods set forth on the MUP webpage may cause your entry to be disqualified at Misumi’s sole discretion.

MUP Program

After the end of the Submission Period, Misumi representatives will review all eligible Submissions and, in Misumi’s sole discretion, select some, none, or all of the Submissions to receive support and/or sponsorship from Misumi, including but not limited to discounts, free Misumi products, gift cards, and related sponsorship. Misumi is not bound to offer any sponsorship or to limit sponsorship to a specific type of sponsorship. Misumi is not bound to continue to sponsor any project and may cancel or change its sponsorship at any time for any reason without notice. Misumi reserves the right to disqualify any entrant or sponsorship recipient at any time for any reason.

Entrants should have a justifiable reason for using Misumi products. Creativity is encouraged. Any purchase of Misumi products, regardless of whether such purchase is sponsored by Misumi, is governed by the Misumi terms of sale at https://us.misumi-ec.com/contents/terms/.

Misumi may change, terminate, suspend, cancel, or modify the MUP and/or these Terms at any time for any reason.

If Misumi chooses to sponsor you based on your Submission, Misumi requests, but does not require, that you keep in contact with Misumi to share information such as images, designs, photographs, rankings, and similar information related to your project (“Project Information“) with Misumi. By submitting information to Misumi, you agree that Project Information is subject to these Terms.


You agree that you shall not send any Submission or Project Information that includes or references any of the following:

  • information known by you to be false, inaccurate, or misleading;
  • content which infringes any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret, right of publicity, right of privacy, moral rights, and/or any other applicable personal or proprietary rights;
  • content which violates any law, statute, ordinance, or regulation;
  • content in which you impersonate another person or entity; or
  • content containing any computer viruses, worms, harmful code, bad links, or other potentially damaging computer programs or files.

You acknowledge that you, not Misumi, are responsible for the contents of any Submission or Project Information. By uploading a Submission or Project Information, you agree that you have all the rights to submit the Submission or Project Information to Misumi.  No Submission or Project Information shall be subject to any obligation of confidentiality on the part of Misumi, its third-party service providers and agents, or their respective directors, officers, and employees. You shall be solely liable for any damages resulting from any breach by you of this agreement or from any harm resulting from your Submission or Project Information. By submitting your email address in connection with your Submission or Project Information, you agree that Misumi may use your email address to contact you about the status of your Submission or Project Information and other administrative or marketing purposes.

In exchange for consideration for participation in the MUP, the sufficiency of which you acknowledge, you grant each to Misumi a non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, fully paid-up, royalty-free, fully sublicensable and transferable right and license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, display, and perform such Submission(s) and Project Information, including your name, image, nickname, username, job title, biographical information, employment information, or any other indicia of your right of publicity rights, in whole or in part, in any form of media, and in any manner including, but not limited to, all promotional, advertising, marketing, publicity, and commercial uses and ancillary uses thereof, without any further notice or payment to or permission needed from you (except where prohibited by law.) Misumi will have no obligation to post or use any Submission(s) or Project Information or to notify you on the use of any Submission or Project Information.

By submitting a Submission and/or Project Information, you agree to release, hold harmless and indemnify Misumi and each of its respective affiliates, officers, directors and employees from and against any and all claims, suits, actions, demands, liabilities and damages of any kind whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use of such Submission or Project Information, including, without limitation, any and all claims for copyright infringement, invasion of privacy, violation of the right of publicity or of moral rights, or defamation. Without limiting the foregoing, in no event will you be entitled to, and you waive any right to, enjoin, restrain, or interfere with use of the Submission or Misumi’s use of its rights under these Terms. You understand that Misumi is relying upon your representations, grants of rights, waivers, and releases in permitting you to submit a Submission and/or Project Information. You acknowledge that you may not terminate or rescind the grants of rights and licenses and/or the releases contained in this Terms.


These Terms shall be governed with the substantive laws of the State of Illinois without regard to its choice of law provisions. You agree that any disputes directly or indirectly arising out of or relating to this Terms shall be resolved exclusively in the federal courts located in Cook County, Illinois. You hereby irrevocably consent to such venue and to the exclusive jurisdiction of any such court over any such dispute.

If any provision of these Terms is determined to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such determination shall in no way affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. These Terms set forth the entire agreement of the parties with respect to your Submission(s) and may not be changed except by an instrument in writing signed by both parties. These Terms supersede any and all prior agreements between the parties related to the Submission(s).

If you do not agree with the content of these Terms and/or do not want your Submission or Project Information considered for any of Misumi’s promotional purposes, including but not limited to online and offline advertising materials, do not submit such Submission or Project Information to Misumi.

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