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Goods Idea Terms and Conditions of Use
The terms and conditions of use shown here (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms and Conditions”) set forth the terms between Fumitaka Hijino (hereinafter referred to as the “Provider”) and users (hereinafter referred to as the “User” or “Users” depending upon context) of any services or features of Goods Idea (hereinafter referred to as the”Service”), which is provided by the Provider.
The following words and terms shall have the meanings set forth below when they are used in the Terms and Conditions.
1.1. “content(s)” means information such as text, audio files, music, images, videos, software, programs, computer code, and the like.
1.2. “Content(s)” means content(s)that may be accessed through the Service.
1.3. “Submitted Content(s)” means content(s)that Users have submitted, transmitted, or uploaded.
1.4. “Separate Terms and Conditions” means documents released or uploaded by the Provider that pertain to the Service, under the title “agreement,” “guideline,” “policy,” and the like.
2. Agreement to Terms and Conditions
2.1. All Users shall use the Service in accordance with the terms stated in the Terms and Conditions. Users may not use the Service unless they agree to the Terms and Conditions. Such agreement is valid and irrevocable.
2.2. Minors may use the Service only with consent from their parents or legal guardian. Furthermore, if Users use the Service on behalf of, or for the purposes of a business enterprise, then that business enterprise shall also be deemed to have agreed to the Terms and Conditions. Such agreement is valid and irrevocable.
2.3. By actually using the Service, Users are deemed to have agreed to the Terms and Conditions. Such agreement is valid and irrevocable.
2.4. If there are Separate Terms and Conditions for the Service, Users also shall comply with such Separate Terms and Conditions as well as the Terms and Conditions.
3. Modification of the Terms and Conditions
The Provider may modify the Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions when the Provider deems necessary, without providing prior notice to Users. The modification will become effective once the modified Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions are posted on an appropriate location within the website or Goods Idea application (application software) operated by the Provider. Users shall be deemed to have granted valid and irrevocable consent to the modified Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions by continuing to use the Service. Users shall refer to the Terms and Conditions on a regular basis when using the Service, since a separate notification regarding the modification to Terms and Conditions may not be provided.
4.1. Users, when providing information about him/herself to the Provider, shall provide genuine, accurate, and complete information while using the Service, and keep such information up-to-date at all times.
4.2. If Users register a password while using the Service, Users shall exercise due care and responsibility in order for the password not to be used in an unlawful manner. The Provider may treat all activities conducted with the password as activities that have been conducted by the holder of the password him/herself.
4.3. Any registered User to the Service may delete his/her account and withdraw from using the Service, at any time.
4.4. The Provider may suspend or delete a User’s account without giving prior notice to the User if the Provider believes that the User is violating or has violated the Terms and Conditions.
4.5. Users’rights to use the service shall expire when their account has been deleted for any reason. The account cannot be retrieved even if Users have accidentally deleted their account, and the Provider asks Users to be aware of this.
4.6. Each account in the Service is for the exclusive use and belongs solely to the owner of the account. Users may not transfer or lend their accounts to any third party nor may their accounts be inherited by any third party.
5.1. The Provider places its highest priority on the privacy of its Users.
5.3. The Provider promises to exercise the utmost care and attention regarding its security measures for the continued security of any and all User information.
6. Provision of the Service
6.1. Users shall supply the necessary PC, mobile phone device, communication device, operating system, and data connection necessary for using the Service under Users’own responsibility and at Users’own expense.
6.2. The Provider reserves the right to limit access to the whole or part of the Service depending upon conditions that the Provider considers necessary, such as identification, current membership status, and the like.
6.3. The Provider reserves the right to modify or cease, at the Provider’s own discretion, the whole or part of the Service at anytime without any prior notice to the Users.
The Provider reserves the right to provide Users with advertisements for the Provider or a third party, through the Service.
8. Other Business Enterprises’ or Partners’ Services
Contents or other services offered by other business enterprises or partners that the Provider use to provide the Service may be included within the Service. The business enterprises or partners bear all responsibility regarding such contents and/or services offered. Furthermore, such contents and services may be governed by the explicit terms and conditions etc., which are set accordingly by the business enterprises or partners.
9.1. The Provider grants Users the non-transferable, non-re-licensable, non-exclusive license to use the Contents provided by the Provider, only for the purpose of using the Service.
9.2. Users shall abide by the appropriate conditions when using Contents which are subject to additional fees and periods of use. Notwithstanding situations where phrases such as “Purchase,” “Sales,” and the like appear on the Service screens, the Provider shall remain the holder of all intellectual property rights as well as all other rights in the Contents offered to Users by the Provider, and such rights shall not be transferred to Users.
9.3. Users shall not use the Contents beyond the scope of the intended use of the Contents in the Service (including but not limited to copying, transmission, reproduction, modification).
9.4. The Provider will not undertake the obligation of backing up any of the Submitted Contents. The Provider shall not bear any responsibilities for modification and deletion of the Submitted Contents for any reason and reading the Submitted Contents by a third party.
9.5. The Service may include functions where multiple users may post, correct, edit, delete and read items. In such cases, the User who posted his/her Submitted Contents has to allow other Users to perform any editing and reading in relation to the Submitted Contents.
9.6. Users shall maintain the rights regarding their Submitted Contents just as before, and the Provider shall not acquire any rights to such contents. However, if the Submitted Contents are visible to all the other Users, the User who posts the Submitted Content shall grant the Provider a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense such content to other third parties working together with the Provider), for an indefinite period, to use (after modifying such content, if the Provider believes it necessary and proper) such content for services and/or promotional purposes.
9.7. The Provider may check the details of the Submitted Contents, when the Provider believes that the Submitted Contents may violate related laws or provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions or that the check is needed to operate or manage the Service. However, the Provider is not obligated to conduct such investigations.
9.8. If the Provider believes that the User has violated or may violate applicable laws or provisions in the Terms and Conditions related to Submitted Contents, then the Provider reserves the right to preclude the User’s use of the Submitted Contents in certain manners, such as deleting the Submitted Content without providing the User with prior notice.
Users shall not engage in the following when using the Service.
10.1. Activities that violate the law, court verdicts, resolutions or orders, or administrative measures that are legally binding.
10.2. Activities that may hinder public order or customs.
10.3. Activities that infringe intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, trademarks and patents, fame, privacy, and all other rights of the Provider and/or a third party granted by the law or contract.
10.4. Activities that post or transmit violent or sexual expressions; expressions that lead to discrimination by race, national origin, creed, sex, social status, family origin, etc.;expressions that induce or encourage suicide, self-injury behavior, or drug abuse;or anti-social expressions that include anti-social content and lead to the discomfort of others.
10.5. Activities that lead to the misrepresentation of the Provider and/or a third party, or intentionally spread false information.
10.6. Activities such as sending the Contents indiscriminately to numerous Users (except for those approved by the Provider), indiscriminately adding Users as Friends, or any other activities deemed to be spamming by the Provider.
10.7. Activities that exchange the right to use the Contents into cash, property or other economic benefits without the Provider’s authorization.
10.8. Activities that use the Service for sales, marketing, advertisement, soliciting or other commercial purposes (except for those approved by the Provider); use the Service for the purpose of sexual conducts or obscene acts.use the Service for the purpose of meeting a person for sexual encounters.use the Service for the purpose of harassments or libelous attacks against other Users; or use the Service for purposes other than the Service’s true intent.
10.9. Activities that benefit or collaborate with anti-social groups.
10.10. Activities that are related to religious activities or invitations to certain religious groups.
10.11. Activities that illegally or improperly lead to the collection, disclosure, or provision of other’s personal information, registered information, user history, or the like.
10.12. Activities that interfere with the servers and/or network systems of the Service (including those provided by other business enterprises or partners that the Provider use to operate or manage the Service); that abuse the Service by means of BOTs, cheat tools, or other technical measures;that deliberately use defects of the Service;that make unreasonable inquires and/or undue claims such as repeatedly asking the same question beyond the necessity, and that interfere with the Provider’s operation of the Service or Users’use of the Service.
10.13. Activities that aid or encourage any activity stated in Clauses 1 to 12 above.
10.14. Other activities that are deemed by the Provider to be inappropriate.
11. User Responsibility
11.1. Users shall use this Service at his/her own risk, and shall bear all responsibility for actions carried out and their results upon this Service.
11.2. The Provider may take measures that the Provider considers necessary and appropriate, if the Provider acknowledges that a User is using the service in a way which violates the Terms and Conditions. However, the Provider shall not be responsible for correcting or preventing such violation towards Users or others.
11.3. In the case where the Provider has suffered loss/damage or has been charged an expense (including but not limited to lawyer’s fees) directly or indirectly (including but not limited to cases where the Provider has been sued for damages by a third party) due to the User violating applicable laws or the Terms and Conditions while using the Service, the User shall immediately compensate the Provider upon its request.
12. The Provider’s Exemption of Liability
12.1. The Provider does not expressly or impliedly guarantee that the Service (including the Contents) are free from de facto or legal flaws (including but not limited to stability, reliability, accuracy, integrity, effectiveness, fitness for certain purposes, security-related faults, errors, bugs, or infringements of rights). The Provider shall not be responsible for providing the Service without such defects.
12.2. The Provider shall not be responsible for any damages inflicted upon Users in relation to the use of the Service. However, if the agreement (including but not limited to the Terms and Conditions) between the Provider and Users regarding the Service shall be deemed as a consumer contract under the Consumer Contract Law in Japan, then this exemption clause shall not be applied.
12.3. Notwithstanding the condition stated in clause 12.2 above, the Provider shall not be responsible for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including but not limited to such damages that the Provider or Users predicted or could have predicted) with respect to the Provider’s contractual default or act of tort due to the Provider’s negligence (except for gross negligence). The compensation for ordinary damages in respect to the Provider’s contractual default or act of tort due to the Provider’s negligence (except for gross negligence) shall be limited to the total amount of received fees from the User in the particular calendar month in which such damages occurred.
13. Notification and Contact
13.1. When the Provider notifies or contacts Users regarding the Service, the Provider may use a method that the Provider considers appropriate, such as posting on the website operated by the Provider.
13.2. When Users notifies or contacts the Provider in regard to the Service, Users shall use the customer inquiry form available on the website operated by the Provider or other means designated by the Provider.
14. Governing Law and Jurisdiction
Where the Provider has provided Users with a translation of the Japanese language version of the Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as “Japanese Version”), the Japanese Version will govern the relationship between Users and the Provider. In the event of a contradiction between the Japanese Version and a translation, the provisions in the Japanese Version shall take precedence over any other translation. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of Japan. Conflicts that arise from the Service or conflicts between Users and the Provider related to the Service will be governed primarily under the exclusive jurisdiction of the District Court of Tokyo or the Tokyo Summary Court.
Last updated on March 17, 2018