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Terms of Use

Chapter 1 Definitions and These Terms

Article 1 [Definitions]
  • Definitions of terms used in Terms of Use of BOOK☆WALKER shall be as follows.
    (1) “These Terms” mean the Terms of Use of BOOK☆WALKER.
    (2) “The Company” means BOOK WALKER Co., Ltd.
    (3) “The Service” collectively means “BOOK☆WALKER” operated by the Company and all services provided to User by “BOOK☆WALKER” (if the name or content of any service is changed, including that after the change). In the Service, services for terminals that can use the Service (including but not limited to PCs, smartphones, applications, game consoles, etc.) shall be included.
    (4) “User” means users who use the Service or the Applicable Service.
    (5) “Member” means User who acquired Account.
    (6) “Account” means “BOOK☆WALKER ID” issued by the Company in accordance with the procedures for registration of Member under Article 4.
    (7) “Account Information” means the Account-related information that is managed, which collectively refers to the Member Information specified in Article 4 (e-mail address, password, gender, date of birth and any other information furnished to the Company by Member in use of the Service or the Applicable Service) and information managed for Account in use of the Service or the Applicable Service by Member.
    (8) “Applicable Service” means “MAGAZINEWALKER” which can use Account and any other services and applications operated by the Company or third parties other than the Service.
    (9) “External ID” means ID of Facebook, Twitter and a third party designated by the Company, which is managed and provided by third parties other than the Company.
    (10) “The Content” means any content (including but not limited to books, manga, magazines, texts, sounds, images and any other works) provided by the Service via the Internet connection by the use of the Service.
    (11) “Paid Content” means, out of the Content, the Content which can be browsed by User by paying fees, separately established.
    (12) “The Application” means, out of the Service, the application software which can browse the Content (except for browser viewer).
    (13) “Coin” means “BOOK☆WALKER Coin” issued by the Company, which can be applied to all or part of payment for goods or services of the Service or the Applicable Service.
    (14) “Coupon” means the coupon code granted to Member in the Service, by campaigns or any other method designated by the Company. Member can purchase Paid Content at the discount price by using Coupon.
    (15) “Gift Code” means the code which can be exchanged for Coin or the Content in the Service by presenting by the method designated by the Company.
    (16) “Series” means the collection of the Content that has the same series name.
    (17) “Series Work” means individual Content that belongs to Series.
    (18) “Series Reservation” means prior comprehensive reservation of Series in order to complete purchase and settlement automatically at the release of Series Work where Series Work is Paid Content.
    (19) “All-You-Can-Read Service” means the monthly rate service that allows you to read as much as you like for some Paid Content. In All-You-Can-Read Service, various courses are available according to the kind or the number of Paid Content that you can read and the information will be announced separately in the Service.
Article 2 [These Terms and Use of the Service]
  • 1. The purpose of these Terms is to determine terms and conditions of provision of the Service and the rights and obligations with User, which shall be applied to all uses of the Service by User (including acquisition and use of Account and the same shall apply hereinafter) and any other matters related thereto.
    2. Privacy Policy provided for in these Terms, Article 9 and guidelines, rules, terms and conditions of use and any other precautions, etc., in the Service (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Rules, etc.”) shall constitute part of the Terms of Use. If any provision of these Terms and Rules, etc., differs, the provision hereof shall be applied with preference.
    3. User may use the Service upon thoroughly reading and understanding these Terms and consenting to all the content hereof. The Company shall deem that User has consented to these Terms when User has started using the Service.
    4. If User is a minor, the minor shall obtain prior consent from his/her legal representative (a person having parental authority, etc.) to the use of the Service; provided, however, User under the age of 13 years old and residing outside of Japan may not use the Service, regardless of consent from his/her legal representative and User shall not start to use the Service or acquire Account.
    5. If User uses Account in the Applicable Service, User shall comply with these Terms and also observe the terms of use of each Applicable Service. Method of use of Account in each Applicable Service is different between each Applicable Service. User shall confirm in advance the method of use informed by each Applicable Service at his/her own responsibility and confirm that the Company is not be involved in or assumes no responsibility for the use of the Applicable Service by User, except when the Company operates the Applicable Service.
Article 3 [Change to these Terms]
  • 1. The Company may change all or part of these Terms without prior notice to or consent of User. If these Terms are changed, the Company shall post these Terms after a change to the Service. After the posting thereof, the use of the Service by User shall be deemed to be consent by User to these Terms after change and thereafter, these Terms after a change shall be applied to any matters related to the Service.
    2. If the change under the preceding paragraph significantly affects the terms and conditions of use of the Service by User, the Company shall set up a reasonable announcement period and post on the Service that these Terms will be changed and the details of these Terms after a change and the effective date thereof. Use of the Service by User after the announcement period shall be deemed to be consent by User to these Terms after a change and thereafter, these Terms after a change shall be applied to any matters related to the Service.

Chapter 2 Account, etc.

Article 4 [Acquisition of Account, etc.]
  • 1. User can obtain Member status by acquiring Account upon completion of the procedures for registration of Member prescribed by the Company. User shall, in taking the procedures for registration of Member, register the true and correct information of User designated by the Company (the information registered above shall be referred to as “Member Information”) and there shall be no false statement, errors or omissions in Member Information.
    2. User may, in registration of Member Information under the preceding paragraph, acquire Account by the method using External ID. In such an event, External ID shall be managed in association with Account as Member Information. In this regard, if User uses External ID, some of the content of the Service or the Applicable Service may be different and User shall give prior consent thereto.
    3. If User falls under any of the items set forth below, the Company may refuse Member registration and the Company shall not be obligated to disclose the reason therefor.
    (1) If there were false statements, errors or omissions in all or part of Member Information furnished to the Company.
    (2) If User is a minor, an adult ward, a person under curatorship or a person under assistance, and has not obtained consent, etc., from his/her legal representative, guardian, curator or assistant.
    (3) If the Company determines that User is antisocial force (an organized crime group, a member of organized crime group, a quasi-member of organized crime group, a company related to organized crime group, corporate racketeer or a group or an individual pursuing economic interest by using violence, threat or fraudulent means. The same shall apply hereinafter), or if the Company determines that User has some interaction or involvement with antisocial force such as cooperating with or involvement in maintaining, operation or management of antisocial force through provision of funds, etc.
    (4) If the Company determines that User breached these Terms in the past or is the related person thereof.
    (5) Otherwise, if the Company determines Member registration is inappropriate.
Article 5 [Use with External ID]
  • 1. If User acquired Account using External ID under paragraph 2 of the preceding Article, User shall observe each of the terms of use determined by the operating company that manages and provides the External ID regarding any matters related to the use of External ID. User shall be responsible for the use of External ID and the Company shall assume no responsibility if Member or third parties incurred damages due to insufficient management of or mistakes in use of External ID by User, or use of External ID by third parties.
    2. If Member deleted External ID or withdrew from the service related to External ID, or if services related to External ID were suspended, interrupted or terminated, or if Member can no longer use External ID for the Service and the Applicable Service due to specifications and a policy, etc., of External ID, Member can no longer use the Service and the Applicable Service. Because of that, part or all of Account Information and all the rights related to Account (including but not limited to the right to browse purchased Paid Content, right to use Coin, Gift Code and Coupon held, purchase records and browsing records, etc.) may be lost.
    3. If Member can no longer use the Service under the preceding paragraph, Member shall terminate Series Reservation provided for in Article 13, paragraph 2 or cancel All-You-Can-Read Service provided for in Article 14, paragraph 5. In this regard, if Member does not make the above termination or cancellation, fees may accrue until such termination or cancellation. In such a case, the Company shall not be liable for any refund regarding such fees.
    4. User or Member shall make inquiries or complaints with the operating company that manages and provides the External ID related to External ID as well as the status of operation and the method of use of service related to External ID, etc.
Article 6 [Change of Member Information]
  • 1. If there is any change in Member Information (including change of External ID, Member may not change to another External ID issued by the same third party as the External ID in the registered Member Information), Member shall promptly take procedures for change and always reflect the true and correct Member Information.
    2. If Member was subject to disadvantage due to not taking procedures for change, the Company shall assume no responsibility or obligation.
Article 7 [Management, etc., of Account]
  • 1. One Member shall hold one Account and may not hold multiple Accounts. One Account may not be shared by multiple persons.
    2. Member shall manage and retain Account properly at his/her own responsibility and shall not allow any third party to use Account, or shall not lend, assign or sell Account or change the name of Account holder, etc., in favor of a third party.
    3. If Member divulged or lost his/her Account or was aware that the Account was used by a third party, Member shall immediately notify the Company to that effect and if the Company gives any instructions on measures to be taken, Member shall follow them.
    4. Member assumes responsibility for the damages caused by insufficient management of or mistakes in use of Account or use of Account by third parties and the Company shall assume no responsibility or obligation, except for cases due to intention or gross negligence of the Company. The Company shall regard the use of the Service for the Account as the use by Member holding the Account and the Member assumes all responsibility for the use.
Article 8 [Deletion and Restrictions of Account, etc.]
  • 1. If Member wants Account to be deleted, the Member shall take procedures in accordance with the procedures separately determined by the Company.
    2. If User or Member falls under any of the items below, the Company may suspend temporarily or indefinitely use of Account or all or part of the Service or delete Account without giving prior notice or notification to User or Member. In this regard, if User or Member incurred any damages due to the suspension or deletion, the Company shall assume no responsibility. The Company shall not be obligated to carry out such suspension or deletion under this paragraph.
    (1) If User or Member fell under any of each item of paragraph 3 of Article 4 or each item of paragraph 1 of Article 29.
    (2) If it was proved that there was a false statement in Member Information.
    (3) Where the Company recognizes special circumstances, Account or the Service has not been used for more than three (3) months.
    (4) If User or Member has not responded for more than thirty (30) days to the important inquiries or any other communication requesting responses by the Company.
    3. Member shall understand in advance that by the deletion of Account under the preceding two paragraphs, Account Information and all the rights related to Account (including but not limited to the right to browse purchased Paid Content, right to use Coin, Gift Code and Coupon held, purchase records and browsing records, etc.) shall be deleted and Account Information and all the rights related to Account shall be extinguished by deletion of Account.
Article 9 [Handling of Personal Information]
  • The Company shall handle properly and lawfully personal information contained in Member Information and any other personal information furnished by User under the Service based on the Privacy Policy separately determined by the Company.

Chapter 3 The Service and the Content

Article 10 [Recommended Environment, etc.]
  • 1. Terminals and an environment necessary for the use of the Service (hereinafter referred to as the “Recommended Environment”) shall separately be indicated on the Service. User shall consent in advance that the Service cannot be used outside the Recommended Environment and User shall prepare the Recommended Environment for himself/herself.
    2. Expenses required for connection to the Internet and the Recommended Environment in the use of the Service shall be borne by User.
    3. User shall, in the use of the Service, consent that the number of terminals that User can use for the Service is limited and User shall give prior consent that even if User installed the Recommended Environment, conditions of use, content or functions of the Service and the kind of browsable Content may differ depending on the terminal or environment used for the Service by User or use by the Application.
Article 11 [Settlement]
  • 1. All payments for the Service by User shall be made by the settlement means selected by User, out of settlement means provided for in Rules, etc., by the Company (means to be used differ depending on the services subject to settlement. Hereinafter collectively referred to as “Settlement Means”). Member may appropriate Coin or Coupon to all or part of payment in accordance with the terms and conditions of use in these Terms and Rules, etc.
    2. User shall follow the terms and conditions, etc., of settlement agency company (hereinafter referred to as “Settlement Company”) which provides settlement means used by User. If any dispute arises over payment between User and the Settlement Company, it shall be resolved between the parties and the Company will not be involved and shall assume no responsibility, except when required by law.
Article 12 [Purchase of Paid Content]
  • 1. User may purchase Paid Content by paying fees for browsing individual Paid Content (hereinafter referred to as “Individual Fee”) through the Settlement Means selected by User.
    2. An agreement between the Company and User on purchase of Paid Content shall be concluded when settlement is completed by one of the Settlement Means, e-mail from the Company upon completion of settlement was received by Member, or User started to browse Paid Content, whichever comes first. The Company shall not respond to any claims for cancellation of purchase and refund, etc., (including return of Coin, Gift Code or Coupon) after the conclusion of an agreement, except when required by law.
    3. If Paid Content was purchased without logging into Account, Paid Content may not be browsable on terminals other than the terminal of User who purchased them.
Article 13 [Series Reservation]
  • 1. Member may make Series Reservation by completing the reservation procedures prescribed by the Company. An agreement between the Company and Member on the Series Work subject to Series Reservation shall be concluded on the preceding day of the date of releasing the Series Work and after the conclusion of an agreement, settlement shall be made by the Settlement Means selected by Member in advance for Series Reservation. In this regard, the Company shall not respond to any claims for cancellation of purchase and refund, etc., (including return of Coin) after the conclusion of an agreement, except when required by law.
    2. If Member desires termination of Series Reservation, Member may terminate Series Reservation prospectively by completing the procedures for termination of Series Reservation prescribed by the Company at least two (2) days before the date of releasing Series Work (Series Work for which the agreement was concluded between the Company and Member under the preceding paragraph at the time of termination shall not be subject to termination). In this regard, Member shall understand in advance that settlement shall continue to be made automatically as of each date of releasing Series Work in accordance with the preceding paragraph unless the termination of the Series Reservation was made.
Article 14 [All-You-Can-Read Service]
  • 1. All-You-Can-Read Service is the service which can be used by paying monthly use fees (refer to the monthly use fees established for each course and hereinafter referred to as “Monthly Fee”) for All-You-Can-Read Service through the Settlement Means. Member who desires to use All-You-Can-Read Service can obtain the status of a member of All-You-Can-Read Service (hereinafter referred to as “Monthly Fee Member”) by completing the procedures prescribed by the Company.
    2. Monthly Fee shall accrue in the month to which the date of completion of the procedures under the preceding paragraph (hereinafter referred to as “Reckoning Date”) belongs and the period from the Reckoning Date to the closing date designated by the Company or each Settlement Company (hereinafter referred to as “Closing Date”) shall be the applicable period (after the initial Closing Date, period from the following day of the Closing Date to the following Closing Date shall be the applicable period. The same shall apply hereinafter) and Monthly Fee shall accrue where the applicable period is less than a month and pro-rata calculation shall not be made.
    3. All-You-Can-Read Service shall be automatically renewed as of the Closing Date regardless of whether the Monthly Fee Member used the All-You-Can-Read Service or not and the Monthly Fee shall accrue, unless Monthly Fee Member completes the cancellation procedures prescribed by the Company and the settlement cancellation procedures prescribed by the Settlement Company. Member shall give prior consent thereto.
    4. If Member changes the course of All-You-Can-Read Service during an applicable period, for the applicable period, higher Monthly Fee out of those before and after the change shall be applied.
    5. If Member desires cancellation, Member shall complete the cancellation procedures by the preceding day of the Closing Date in the previous month of the month when Member desires cancellation; provided, however, that if Member takes the cancellation procedures during an applicable period, Monthly Fee of the applicable period shall accrue and pro-rata calculation shall not be made. Member may use All-You-Can-Read Service by the end of the applicable period.
    6. If Monthly Fee Member has failed to pay Monthly Fee, the status of Monthly Fee Member shall automatically be invalidated and All-You-Can-Read Service can no longer be used.
    7. If Account was deleted for whatever reason (including the case where External ID can no longer be used under Article 5, paragraph 2 or the case where the Company deleted Account hereunder), the status of Monthly Fee Member shall automatically be invalidated simultaneously with deletion of Account and All-You-Can-Read Service can no longer be used. In this regard, where All-You-Can-Read Service can no longer be used by deletion of Account, in some Settlement Means, Monthly Fee shall accrue unless Member completes cancellation procedures for All-You-Can-Read Service and cancellation procedures for settlement prescribed by the Settlement Company. Member shall understand this in advance and shall confirm the terms and conditions of use determined by the Settlement Company in advance.
    8. The Company may change the kind and the number of Paid Content applicable to All-You-Can-Read Service without giving notice to Monthly Fee Member and Member gives prior consent thereto.
Article 15 [Browsable Period of the Content]
  • 1. User shall understand that the browsable period is established for some Paid Content and shall confirm the browsable period in advance.
    2. The Company may stop distribution of Paid Content if there are unavoidable reasons, including the intention of the author of Paid Content, regardless of whether the browsable period has been set or whether it is within the browsable period under the preceding paragraph. User shall understand in advance that some Paid Content may not be browsable by User in such a case.
    3. For only Paid Content separately designated by the Company, User may use a trial reading of all or part of Paid Content free of charge for a certain period; provided, however, that the period of trial reading shall be changed or terminated without prior notice to User and User shall consent thereto in advance.
    4. For the Content other than Paid Content, distribution may be stopped or the Content may be changed to Paid Content without prior notice to User and User shall consent thereto in advance.
    5. If User incurred damages under the preceding three paragraphs, the Company shall not respond to refund, etc., (including return of Coin, Gift Code or Coupon), except when required by law.
Article 16 [License and Limitation of Rights]
  • 1. Copyrights and any other intellectual property rights, portrait rights, publicity rights and any other personal rights as well as ownership and any other proprietary rights (hereinafter referred to as “Intellectual Property Rights”), which accrued in the texts, images, programs and any other information that constitute the Content and the Service shall belong to the Company or a third party having such rights. User may not assign or lend the Intellectual Property Rights to third parties or allow a third party to succeed to the same or allow any other dispositions.
    2. If it is stated, “purchase,” “sale,” “provision,” “sell” or “buy” in these Terms, on the Service or in relation to the Service, the Intellectual Property Rights or ownership shall not be transferred to User and User shall only have a nonexclusive right to use the Content within the scope determined in these Terms and Rules, etc.

Chapter 4 Coin and Gift Code

Article 17 [Coin]
  • 1. In Coin, there is Coin to be purchased by Member from the Company through the prescribed procedures (hereinafter referred to as “Paid Coin”) and Coin which is granted to Member by the Company as free gift (hereinafter referred to as “Free Coin”) in exchange for participation of Member in the projects designated by the Company or purchase of goods, etc., (including but not limited to purchase of Paid Content, purchase of services and goods, etc., of the Company or third parties designated by the Company as well as an application and registration, etc., for the campaigns and projects designated by the Company. Hereinafter referred to as “Applicable Transaction”). Member may use Paid Coin or Free Coin in accordance with these Terms and Rules, etc., as well as the scope and the terms and conditions of use separately prescribed by the Service or Applicable Service.
Article 18 [Free Coin]
  • 1. The number of Free Coins to be granted, date of granting and expiry of Free Coin and any other conditions, etc., for granting Free Coin, shall be determined by the Company at its discretion by Applicable Transaction and shall be posted on the Service.
    2. If the Company confirmed invalidation, cancellation or change of an Applicable Transaction, the Company may take such responses as not to grant Free Coin related to the Applicable Transaction or to delete Free Coin granted or change the number of Free Coins to be granted in conformance to the change.
    3. Member agrees in advance that final judgment shall be made by the Company on whether to grant Free Coin or not, the number of Free Coins to be granted, etc., including the responses under the preceding paragraph and shall follow the judgment.
Article 19 [Paid Coin]
  • 1. Paid Coin may be purchased by the Settlement Means at the purchase unit and indicated amount (including consumption tax, etc.) on the Paid Coin purchase confirmation screen in the Service.
    2. There is no upper limit to purchase or holding of Paid Coin.
    3. Validity of Paid Coin shall expire at the end of the month five (5) months after the date of purchase and after the expiry date, Paid Coin shall be extinguished; provided, however, that if the expiry date is separately designated by the Company, Paid Coin shall be valid by the said expiry date and Paid Coin shall be extinguished after the said expiry date.
Article 20 [Coin held]
  • 1. Coin held by Member shall be consumed in order from Coin with an expiry date of which is earlier.
    2. Balance of Coin held by Member can be confirmed on the “Screen of Coin held” in the Service.
Article 21 [Restrictions on Coin]
  • 1. Member confirms that Coin does not have any value other than in the Service and the Applicable Service and that Member cannot use Coin other than in the Service and the Applicable Service. Member may not assign his/her Coin to another User or third parties, allow them to succeed to the same, pledge the same or may not exchange or share the same with them.
    2. If one Member holds Coin in multiple Accounts in violation of Article 7, paragraph 1, Coin in each Account may not be aggregated, etc.
    3. The Company cannot refund any Coin for whatever reason, except when the Company is required to refund Coin by law.
Article 22 [Extinction of Coin]
  • 1. Coin shall be extinguished in the event of each item below, regardless of the expiry date of Coin held by Member, to which Member gives prior consent.
    (1) If Account was deleted for whatever reason (including the case where External ID can no longer be used under Article 5, paragraph 2 or the case where the Company deleted Account hereunder.)
    (2) If use of Coin in the Service was terminated under Article 23.
    2. If Member breached these Terms and Rules, etc., the Company may suspend purchase or use of Coin by the Member temporarily or indefinitely and the Company also may take measures for deleting all or part of Coin held by the Member.
    3. The Company assumes no responsibility for the damages incurred by Member due to extinction, suspension of use or deletion, etc., of Coin under the preceding two paragraphs, except when required by law and the Company shall not respond to any claims for refund, etc., by Member.
Article 23 [Change or Termination of Coin]
  • 1. The Company may, without giving prior notice to User, change the terms and conditions of use of Coin (including but not limited to the change in the number of Coins granted or use rate and temporary suspension of use of Coin). The change in material terms and conditions of use of Coin shall be notified in the Service, upon establishing the announcement period considering the impact on User by the change.
    2. If Member uses Coin after the change in terms and conditions of use under the preceding paragraph, Member shall be deemed to have consented to the terms and conditions of use after the change.
    3. The Company may, by giving notice to User in the Service after establishing a reasonable announcement period, terminate sale of Paid Coin and use of Coin in the Service. The Company shall, in termination thereof, only make a refund, etc., of Paid Coin to the extent required by law.
Article 24 [Inquiries]
  • For inquiries about Coin, Inquiry Form shall be used.
Article 25 [Gift Code]
  • 1. Member shall obtain Gift Code by any of the following methods.
    (1) Where Member completes the procedures for purchase prescribed by the Company and pays the purchase price by the Settlement Means and the Company issues to Member.
    (2) Where the Company issues to Member for the Applicable Transaction.
    (3) Where Gift Code is assigned from another Member who had the same issued under the preceding two paragraphs.
    2. Gift Code shall be valid for 180 days from the date of issue under item 1 or item 2 of the preceding paragraph and Gift Code shall be invalidated after the expiry date; provided, however, that if the expiry date is separately designated by the Company, it shall be valid until the said expiry date and Gift Code shall be invalidated after the said expiry date.
    3. Except when required by law, the Company shall not make a refund of Gift Code. User shall not resell or pledge Gift Code.

Chapter 5 Suspension, Interruption, Change and Termination, etc., of the Service

Article 26 [Suspension and Interruption of the Service, etc.]
  • 1. If the events set forth in each item below occurred, the Company may suspend or interrupt all or part of the Service.
    (1) In the event that the Company regularly or urgently conducts maintenance, inspection or update of the network, server and system to provide the Service.
    (2) In the event that operational or technical unavoidable events occurred such as failure of the system or interruption of communication lines to provide the Service.
    (3) In the event that the Service can no longer be provided due to force majeure such as fire, power failure, earthquake, flood, tsunami or natural disaster.
    (4) Otherwise, if the Company determines that suspension or interruption is necessary.
    2. The Company assumes no responsibility for the damages incurred by User due to the suspension or interruption under the preceding paragraph, except for cases due to intention or gross negligence of the Company.
Article 27 [Change and Termination of the Service]
  • 1. The Company may change the Service or terminate provision thereof for convenience of the Company. If the Company terminates provision of the Service, the Company shall give prior notice to User on the Service. For the prior notice, a reasonable prior announcement period shall be established, considering the impact on User.
    2. The Company assumes no responsibility for the damages incurred by User due to the change or termination in the Service under the preceding paragraph.

Chapter 6 Indemnification and Prohibited Matters, etc.

Article 28 [Indemnification]
  • 1. The Service (including the external websites and services linked to the Service) and the Content shall not accompany any warranty of the Company, regardless of the existence of defect or the content of defect and shall be provided “as is.” The Company shall not warrant certainty, correctness, safety, usefulness, existence of infringement of rights of third parties and fitness for a particular purpose in using the Service and the Content. User shall use the Service at the judgment and responsibility of User and the Company assumes no responsibility for damages arising from the use of or no longer being able to use the Service (including such troubles as damage to terminals used by User, damage and loss of data and including any and all damages arising from or in relation to the use of the Service and the Content, regardless of the content of damages, whether ordinary damages, special damages, lost profit, etc.), except for cases in violation of laws; unless there are mandatory provisions to protect User under consumer protection law or similar laws in the country where User resides.
    2. The Company shall not warrant secure provision of the Service, access results and quality of the Application including security, except for cases due to gross negligence of the Company.
    3. Communications and disputes, etc., arising between a User and another User or a third party in relation to the Service, shall be resolved among the parties and the Company assumes no responsibility therefor.
    4. The Service may link to or collaborate with external services. Terms and conditions of use thereof shall be displayed on each screen and User shall confirm them before link to or collaboration with external services. External services shall be provided at the responsibility of a third party that operates such services and the Company will not be involved and shall assume no responsibility.
Article 29 [Prohibited Acts, etc.]
  • 1. User shall not, in use of the Service, commit any acts set forth in each item below.
    (1) Acts of copying, replaying, reproducing, sending, assigning, circulating, distributing, reselling, transmitting, making transmittable, altering, adapting, translating, lending, publishing, commercializing, or using or storing for use for any of the above purposes, without the prior consent of the Company, all or part of the texts, images, programs and any other information that constitute the Content or the Service.
    (2) Acts that violate public order and good morals.
    (3) Acts of fraud or threatening to the Company, other Users or any other third parties.
    (4) Acts that violate laws, rules, orders, etc., or acts that promote, induce, force or facilitate the above acts or acts that may cause them.
    (5) Acts that infringe on the rights (including but not limited to trademark rights, portrait rights, publicity rights, copyrights, and any other intellectual property rights), interest, privacy and honor of the Company or third parties or acts that may infringe on the same.
    (6) Acts of using or providing harmful programs, including computer viruses, etc., through the Service (including spamming).
    (7) Acts that breach these Terms or acts that are determined by the Company as breaching.
    (8) Use or preparation acts for the purpose of sales activities and profits.
    (9) Acts of registering false information as an Account.
    (10) Acts of using the Service for the purpose or by the method which may cause damages to the Company, and other Users or third parties.
    (11) Acts that disrupt operation of the Service regardless of the reason or means.
    (12) Any other acts that are determined to be inappropriate by the Company.
    2. In the event that the Company or a third party incurred any damages due to the breach of each item of the preceding paragraph by User, User shall be responsible for compensation for such damages against the Company or a third party.

Chapter 7 Other General Provisions, etc.

Article 30 [Assignment, etc., of Status]
  • 1. User may not, without the prior written consent of the Company, assign, lend, transfer, offer in security the status hereunder or rights or obligations hereunder to third parties or may not allow them to succeed to the same or allow any other dispositions.
    2. If the Company assigned to a third party all or part of business related to the Service, the Company may assign to the assignee of the business assignment the status hereunder, the rights and obligations hereunder and Account Information of User and User shall be deemed to have consented in advance to such assignment under this paragraph. In this regard, business assignment under this paragraph shall include not only ordinary business assignment but also company split and any other cases of transfer of business.
Article 31 [Confidentiality]
  • User shall keep in confidence the information disclosed by the Company in relation to the Service for which the Company requested that User keep it in confidence.
Article 32 [Severability]
  • If part of the provision hereof is held invalid, it shall not affect the validity of other provisions. In such an event, the invalidated provision shall be replaced by a valid provision which is able to achieve the economic purpose initially intended to the extent possible and User shall give prior consent thereto.
Article 33 [Governing Law]
  • These Terms and the Service shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan.
Article 34 [Court of Exclusive Jurisdiction by Agreement]
  • 1. If any doubt or dispute arises with User in relation to the Service or these Terms, the parties shall have consultations in good faith. If the issue is not resolved through consultations, the Tokyo District Court shall be the court of exclusive jurisdiction by agreement for the first instance.
    2. Residents in the State of California, U.S.A., may report complaints to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Service Section, Complaints Support Unit.
    Document: 1625, North Market Boulevard, Sacramento, California, 95834
    TEL: 800-952-5210
Article 35 [Controlling Language]
  • These Terms shall be made in Japanese and if the Japanese text differs from the English translation of these Terms, the Japanese text shall take precedence.

Establishment: April 21, 2011
Amendment: October 21, 2011
Amendment: March 16, 2012
Amendment: July 1, 2012
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