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Terms of Use

Article 1: Scope of Application

These terms of use shall apply to all who use the Websites and Services.

Article 2: Precautions Regarding Use

1. The JSDA forbids Users to engage in the following when using the Websites and Services:

  • Acts violating or at risk of violating public order and morality or related laws and regulations
  • Acts connected to or at risk of being connected to criminal conduct
  • Acts infringing on the privacy of others
  • Discussions related to politics or religion, defamatory remarks that damage the reputation or infringe on the rights of others, statements that are slanderous or indecent, and acts or remarks that may cause disadvantage for the JSDA
  • Acts that infringe the copyrights or personality rights of others or any other acts that violate related laws or regulations
  • Acts involving the use of information provided via the Websites and/or Services for profit without the prior permission of the JSDA
  • Acts involving use of the Websites and/or Services for profit
  • Acts of sending or posting malicious computer programs, disguised files or similar content to or on the Websites and/or Services
  • Acts preventing Users from using and/or accessing the Websites and Services
  • Any other acts regarding the Website and Services that the JSDA deems inappropriate

2. The JSDA reserves the right to erase any information, content or other data that Users have posted on the Websites as well as to take any other necessary action without prior notice to Users. The JSDA does not accept responsibility for any damages sustained by users as a result of such action.

Article 3: Liability to Third Parties

In cases where Users cause damage to third parties by using the Websites and Services, said Users shall be responsible for settling the dispute directly with the relevant third party and for providing any compensation for said damage at their own expense and shall hold the JSDA inculpable in all regards.

Article 4: Damage Compensation

The JSDA may claim compensation for any damage caused by Users who violate these JSDA Website Terms of Use.

Article 5: Disclaimers

1. Integrity of the Websites and Services

The JSDA does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or legitimacy of information provided through the Websites and Services.

2. Liability to Third Parties

In cases where Users or other third parties sustain damage resulting from information provided through the Websites and Services, the JSDA accepts no responsibility for said damage unless the JSDA is shown to have caused said damage intentionally or by gross negligence.

3. Links to the Websites

The JSDA does not monitor links to the Websites and Services made on third-party websites ("Linking Sites"). The JSDA accepts no responsibility for any damage caused by the content and/or the use of Linking Sites by Users. The JSDA does not guarantee any information or services provided by Linking Sites.

Article 6: Handling of Intellectual Property and Personal Information

1. Intellectual Property

Ownership of any information or content posted by Users on the Websites or sent via e-mail or otherwise provided when using the Websites is granted to the JSDA without compensation, and Users shall not exercise the moral right of authorship should the JSDA said information and content.

2. Copyright

Users may not duplicate, distribute, publish or publicly disclose any information or contents acquired through the Websites and Services for any purpose other than personal or private use. Also, Users may not use any information or content provided on the Websites and Services beyond the scope allowed under the Copyright Act without obtaining prior permission.

3. Trademarks

All trademarks, logos and service marks appearing on the Websites and Services belong to JSDA or are used by the JSDA under license. Users are forbidden to use these without prior permission.

4. Personal Information

Content of the Websites or Services that includes personal information is handled in accordance with the JSDA Privacy Policy, published separately.

5. Cookies

The Websites include pages that make use of cookies. Cookies are small files that record information associated with accessing specific pages of the Websites by the User and are stored on the User's own computer, smartphone, tablet or other device. The Websites do not use information contained in cookies to ascertain personal information about Users. Via their browser settings, users can opt to refuse to accept cookies or to receive notification of cookies being accepted by their device. Users that opt to refuse to accept cookies may be unable to use certain services or content.

The JSDA uses cookies for the following purposes.

  • To make the Websites easier to use
  • To conduct statistical analyses aimed at providing better services and information to Users
  • To provide information likely to be of use to Users

6. Web Beacons

The Websites include pages that make use of web beacons. Web beacons are small image files embedded in a webpage and are used with cookies to collect information about the content a user has accessed and other detailed statistical information. The Websites employ web beacons for statistical analyses aimed at establishing better communication with Users; they do not use web beacons to collect personal information.

Article 7: Revisions to the Terms of Use

  • The JSDA may revise these Terms of Use without obtaining the consent of Users. After such revision, the revised Terms of Use shall be in force.
  • Revised Terms of Use shall be in force as of the moment they are published on the Websites unless the JSDA indicates otherwise.

Article 8: Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Websites and Services as well as the interpretation and application of the Terms of Use are governed by the laws of Japan. All disputes related to the Websites and Services shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court in the first instance.

Established: April 10, 2019