Terms of Use

Last Updated: March 31, 2020

  1. About the Terms of Use
  2. Copyright
  3. Trademarks and other proprietary information
  4. Handling of personal informat
  5. Information provided by you
  6. Cookies
  7. Disclaimer
  8. Prohibited use
  9. Use of links
  10. Recommended environment
  11. JavaScript
  12. Plugins
  13. Updates to the Terms of Use
  14. Governing laws and jurisdiction

1. About the Terms of Use

  1. About the operating company of this website

    This website is managed and operated by the Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. and its subsidiaries in Japan (hereinafter the "Group" or "we").

  2. The scope of the Terms of Us

    The terms and conditions stipulated in the Terms of Use (hereinafter the "Terms") apply to all users (hereinafter "you") of our website(s) (hereinafter the “Site(s)”) managed and operated by the Group. If any individual site within the Group Sites has terms of use inconsistent with these Terms, the terms and conditions specified in and applicable to that site take precedence over those stipulated in these Terms, but only to the extent of any inconsistency.

  3. Agreeing to the Terms

    Please read the Terms carefully and agree to them before using the Site. By using our Site(s), you shall be deemed to accept these terms of use and agree to comply with them.

2. Copyright

Unless otherwise specified, the Group is the owner of all content posted on the Sites, or has the right to post the content. Information on products, services, or technologies provided to you on the Site(s) is protected by the Copyright Act and other intellectual property laws. You must not use (including copying, distribution, modification, transmission to the public, reuse, or transfer) the content (e.g., images, sound, or text) in any manner or for any purpose without our prior written authorization. Please note that using any content beyond the scope permitted by law without the permission of the Group may constitute an infringement of the Copyright Act and the Trademark Act, as well as a violation of portrait rights and privacy rights. Emails that you receive from us are also copyrighted material that belongs to the Group; forwarding or reprinting them without permission is prohibited.

3. Trademarks and other proprietary information

All names, trademarks, logos, and service marks (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Trademarks") posted on the Site(s) are either the property of the Group or its affiliated companies or are used under the Trademark Act, other laws, or licenses. The Site(s) do not provide the right to use these Trademarks. Unauthorized use of the Trademarks or any other content is strictly prohibited unless prior written permission is given by the Group or the licensor (when we post them with permission of the licensor), or unless the Terms specifically permit their use.

4. Handling of personal information

Please refer to a separate Privacy Policy regarding how we treat personal information.

5. Information provided by you

Information that you provide to the Site(s) (such as opinions, suggestions, ideas, or images), excluding personal information, will be treated as general, not confidential information. Before providing the information, please ensure that you agree that the Group may use such information at its discretion.

We have no confidentiality obligation to you regarding such information and no obligation to review, evaluate, or use the information or report the use of the information. In addition, we have no responsibility or any obligation to provide any payment to you for such information, even if it pertains to or is similar to our products or services in whole or in part.

6. Cookies

The Site(s) may use cookies to enhance the user experience and to provide tailored information and services.

Please refer to our Cookie Policy for more information.

7. Disclaimer

  1. Changes to the content on the Site(s)

    Please note that we may amend the content and URLs of the Site(s) without prior notice.

  2. Liability

    We use all reasonable efforts to ensure that the information on the Site(s) is accurate and up-to-date, including forward-looking information; however, we make no guarantee regarding its completeness. We are not responsible for Site(s) content unless attributable to the intentional wrongdoing or negligence of the Group. Forward-looking information, in particular, may differ significantly from actual results due to various factors.

  3. Use and browsing of the Site(s)

    Use and browsing of the Site(s) are at your own risk. The Group and its affiliated parties involved in the creation and distribution of the Sites assume no liability for damages (including damages to computers and network systems, whether direct or indirect) which may arise as a result of accessing or using the Site(s) or the content on the Site(s), or for repair costs or any other damages or costs, unless attributable to the intentional wrongdoing or negligence of the Group.

  4. Use of third party content

    The Site(s) may contain information provided by third parties. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate, up-to-date, or complete. Additionally, the use of third party content is not intended to indicate a special relationship between the third party and the Group nor endorsement of the products or services of such third parties.

8. Prohibited use

When using the Site(s), you must not engage in any of the following actions.

In addition to the prohibited uses described above, the Group prohibits any action that may interrupt the operation of the Site(s), actions that will infringe on the reputation and property of the Group, or actions that may cause disadvantage to other parties or the Group.

9. Use of links

  1. Prohibited links

    The following links, or links that appear to be the following, are not permitted.

    • Links from sites that slander or defame the Group or its subsidiaries and affiliates, their officers, or employees
    • Links from sites that impair the Group's reputation and dignity, such as sites that are offensive to public order and morals
    • Links that degrade the clarity of the Site(s), such as link framing
    • Links that suggest in any way that there is some form of partnership or cooperative relationship with the Group, or links that suggest in any way that the linked sites are recognized or supported by the Group
    • Other links deemed inappropriate by the Group
  2. Request to remove prohibited links

    We may request the removal of links that are determined to fall under the above section (1) Prohibited links.

  3. Use of linked sites

    We do not guarantee that the content of third-party websites linked to and from the Site(s) (hereinafter "linked sites") is accurate, up-to-date, or complete. The use of such links is not intended to indicate a special relationship between the operator of the linked sites and the Group, nor endorsement by the Group of the products or services of such an operator. Please review the terms and conditions, privacy policy, etc. of these linked sites when you access them.

10. Recommended environment

We recommend the following environment for optimal viewing of the Site(s).

Please note that even under the recommended environment, certain combinations of operating systems and browsers, browser settings, etc. may cause display issues.

[Computer]

Microsoft Windows™ 10
Internet Explorer™11; Google Chrome™, the latest version; Mozilla Firefox™, the latest version
* The official name of Microsoft Windows is Microsoft Windows Operating System.
* Microsoft, Windows, and Internet Explorer are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
* Google Chrome is a trademark or registered trademark of Google LLC.
* Mozilla Firefox is a trademark or registered trademark of the Mozilla Foundation in the United States and other countries.

Apple OSX
Safari™, the latest version
※Safari is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

[Smartphone]

iOS, the latest version
Safari™
※Safari is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the United States and other countries.

Android OS, the latest version
Google Chrome™
※Google Chrome is a trademark or registered trademark of Google LLC.

11. JavaScript

The Site(s) uses JavaScript for some of the services. When using these services, please enable JavaScript in your browser.

12. Plugins

The Site(s) contains content that utilizes videos, animation, and PDFs. Such content can be viewed with the following plugins installed. If you do not have these plugins, you can download them from the following sites.

Adobe Flash Player™:
https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
※Adobe Flash Player is a trademark or registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries.

Adobe Reader™:
https://get.adobe.com/reader/
※Adobe Reader is a trademark or registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries.

13. Updates to the Terms of Use

We may update all or part of the Terms. In the event that we do so, we will take procedures in compliance with laws and regulations, such as posting changes on this Site.

14. Governing laws and jurisdiction

The interpretation of the Terms shall be governed by the laws of Japan. In the event of a dispute over the use of the Site(s) and/or the Terms, the Tokyo District Court shall be the court of exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance unless otherwise specified.

This document is an English translation of the Terms of Use established in Japanese.