TabiPalette Terms & Conditions
1. Purpose of TabiPalette
The main purpose of TabiPalette is, by providing useful information and publishing comments, images and other materials posted by Users in relation to travels in Japan (information posted by Users on TabiPalette is collectively referred to hereinafter as "User Posts"), to enable readers of TabiPalette to use and refer to them when thinking/organizing their travels in Japan.
2. Member Registration Procedures
Users may carry out procedures for registration as a member of TabiPalette ("TabiPalette Member") in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Company. The Company may provide different services on TabiPalette to Users who are not TabiPalette Members or who have not completed the member registration procedures prescribed by the Company. The content of the services to be provided may be determined or changed at any time at the option of the Company.
Information transmitted with respect to TabiPalette member registration is encrypted so that it cannot be seen by third parties. SSL (Secure Socket Layer), which is currently the most reliable Internet communications encryption technology, is used to encrypt the information. In addition, anti-virus software is utilized against computer viruses.
4. Registration and Management of Login Accounts, etc.
Users are personally responsible for registration and management of their login accounts and passwords ("Login Accounts, etc."). The Company assumes no liability whatsoever for any damage caused by problems such as inadequate management by Users, errors in usage, or use by third parties. In addition, utilization by Users of services pertaining to their Login Accounts, etc. (including services not operated by the Company; the same applies hereinafter) is under their own responsibility, and utilization of the relevant services is in accordance with the provisions of each of the various rules stipulated by the operators of the relevant services. The Company will not be liable for any damage caused by utilization of services pertaining to Login Accounts, etc. or problems arising between a User and the operator of the relevant services.
(1) Handling of Personal Information
(ⅰ) For details of the name of the business operator, the official title of the person responsible for protection of personal information, and contact points, please click here.
(ⅱ) Purposes of Utilization
In providing TabiPalette to Users, the Company acquires certain necessary personal information of Users. The purposes of utilization of such information are as follows:
a. For identity verification when logging in;
b. For providing information by mail, telephone, email and other means about the products and services of the Company or its group companies;
c. After it is converted to a form that does not enable identification of individuals, for preparation of statistical data and the like to promote utilization of the Company’s services; and
d. For communication with Users as necessary in relation to TabiPalette.
(ⅲ) Provision to Third Parties
The Company does not disclose or provide Users’ personal information to third parties, except in cases falling under any of the following items:
a. When Users give their consent;
b. When the information is disclosed or provided as statistical data in a state that does not enable identification of Users;
c. When the disclosure or provision is based on laws and regulations;
d. When disclosure or provision is necessary for the protection of a person’s life, body or property, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the User;
e. When disclosure or provision is specially necessary for improving public health or promoting the sound growth of children, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the User; and
f. When disclosure or provision is necessary for cooperating with a state organ, a local government, or an individual or a business operator entrusted by either of the former two in executing the affairs prescribed by laws and regulations, and obtaining the consent of the User is likely to impede the execution of the affairs concerned.
To the extent necessary for the above mentioned purposes of utilization, the Company may outsource the whole or part of the handling of personal information obtained by it, after taking the necessary measures for protection of the information.
(ⅴ) Disclosure, Correction, Deletion, Discontinuation of Utilization, etc.
If a request is made by a User for notification of the purposes of utilization, or for disclosure, correction, addition to, deletion, discontinuation of utilization, or erasing of the User’s personal information, it will be handled by the Company after confirming the identification of the person.
(ⅵ) Other Matters
Please note that if a User does not enter all the items, that User may not be able to utilize the whole or part of TabiPalette.
(2) Cookies and Web Beacons
Acceptance of cookies can be blocked or restricted by Users’ browser settings, but this may limit their utilization of TabiPalette. Users may not be able to restrict the use of web beacons.
The Company does not use these technologies for the purpose of acquiring personal information of Users.
Please refer to the following explanations in relation to cookies and web beacons.
Cookies are a system for temporary recording of data by a website provider on the website user’s computer through the web browser. Cookies may record information in relation to users of the website and other matters such as the date and time of the last visit to the website and the number of visits to the website. They are utilized as a system for distinguishing users of the website and authentication of Users, and for customization of services to each User through the Internet.
For effective delivery of advertisements, TabiPalette uses advertising services performed by the following third parties. The respective services are employed only for the purpose of effective delivery of advertisements through the cookies used, and are not used for any other purpose or the collection of personal information. If you wish to disable these cookies, please disable them in accordance with the procedures on each of the following cookies information webpages:
(ⅱ) Web beacons
Web beacons use clear picture files, scripts and other elements to indicate the state of User access, and are utilized in order to obtain statistical information on the state of website usage, etc. and for website user identification.
(ⅲ) Use as IR Information
The Company may publish as IR information statistical data including in relation to the use of TabiPalette by Users, numbers of users, and page views measured using cookies and web beacons.
6. Use of TabiPalette
(1) Prohibition of TabiPalette Redirecting or Resale
(ⅰ) Users must not use or access the whole or part of TabiPalette provided by the Company for the purpose of sales activities or other activities aimed at profit-making, or similar activities or acts in preparation for such activities. Further, they must not use or access TabiPalette for the purpose of religious activities, political activities or other such activities.
(ⅱ) Unauthorized reproduction or use of User Posts posted on TabiPalette is prohibited. However, this does not include User Posts posted by the actual contributor of the User Posts in question.
(ⅲ) Except in cases specifically allowed by these Terms including the use of User Posts by the person who posted the User Posts in question, if a User profits from using User Posts posted on TabiPalette, the Company has the right to demand an amount of money equivalent to that profit.
(2) Alteration or Discontinuation of TabiPalette
The Company may change the TabiPalette provided to Users in accordance with the circumstances or convenience of the Company. In addition, TabiPalette may be discontinued on the occurrence of a disaster, accident or other emergency. Even if damage is incurred by a User or third party due to the alteration or discontinuation of TabiPalette without the prior consent of Users, no compensation will be paid by the Company.
(3) Equipment Needed to Use TabiPalette
To use TabiPalette, Users need to have access to the Internet. With respect to Internet access, Users need to appropriately install and operate the required equipment and software at their own expense and under their own responsibility. The Company has no involvement whatsoever in the installation, methods or other matters relating to Users’ access to the Internet.
(4) Posting of User Posts and Copyright, etc.
(ⅰ) Registration as a TabiPalette Member is necessary for posting of User Posts on TabiPalette.
(ⅱ) When posting User Posts to TabiPalette, TabiPalette Members must comply with the Company’s separately specified guidelines. Those guidelines form part of these Terms, and these Terms include those guidelines.
(ⅲ) When TabiPalette Members post User Posts on TabiPalette, they authorize the use by the Company free of charge of rights under the Copyright Act including reproduction, public transmission, distribution, translation and adaptation of the User Posts within and outside Japan (including rights of sub-licensing by the Company to third parties) until the date of expiration of the relevant copyright period.
(ⅳ) TabiPalette Members warrant that they have full rights under the Copyright Act to the User Posts posted by themselves, including rights of reproduction, public transmission, distribution, translation and adaptation. Consequently, when posting User Posts, they must take great care with respect to the existence of the rights under the Copyright Act. In addition, in the event that works of third parties are used for posting User Posts, as the handling of rights required for authorization under the preceding item (ⅲ) is premised on the TabiPalette Members’ own responsibility and expense, great care must be taken if using works of third parties when posting User Posts.
(ⅴ) The Company and third parties sub-licensed by the Company may use User Posts of TabiPalette Members for provision of content on the Company’s website and affiliated websites. When doing so, they may summarize or extract part of a TabiPalette Member’s User Posts, or change the size of or clip photographs (pictures) that have been posted. In addition, when using User Posts posted by a TabiPalette Member, the online name of the TabiPalette Member who posted the User Posts may be displayed. Extreme care is taken when using TabiPalette Members’ User Posts. However, please contact the Company if by some chance such alterations violate the credit or reputation of a TabiPalette Member.
(ⅵ) If the Company or third parties sub-licensed by the Company use User Posts of a TabiPalette Member, such use will not be subject to regional restrictions, copyright notice obligations, or other associated conditions, and the period of use authorized by the TabiPalette Member will be limited to the period of the TabiPalette Member’s copyright. No royalties or other consideration will be incurred.
(ⅶ) No compensation whatsoever will be paid by the Company with respect to any damage incurred by TabiPalette Members or third parties due to use by the Company or third parties of User Posts of TabiPalette Members.
(5) Linking with Outside Services in Posting of User Posts
(ⅰ) When posting User Posts on TabiPalette, if a TabiPalette Member uses functions for linking with outside services such as Twitter or Facebook ("Outside Services"), the TabiPalette Member, through such linking, authorizes the Company in advance to act for the TabiPalette Member in the posting on the Outside Services of the User Posts created by the TabiPalette Member. In addition, when the Company acts for a TabiPalette Member in posting on the Outside Services, the TabiPalette Member authorizes the Company in advance to add the webpage URL relating to the User Posts and to post the User Posts. When using linking functions and logging in, TabiPalette Members may be required to give their permission in relation to access to data by the Company, and after confirmation of such details, will be able to use the linking functions, only if their permission is given.
(ⅱ) With regard to use of Outside Services, including registration and use of Outside Service User IDs (including posting to Outside Services of User Posts created by TabiPalette Members), TabiPalette Members must comply with the provisions of the rules prescribed by the operators of the Outside Services.
(ⅲ) If Outside Services are used, TabiPalette Members use such Services at their own risk, and the Company accepts no liability with respect to damage caused by use of such Services, problems arising between operators and users of such Services, or any other matters relating to such Services.
Users use TabiPalette at their own risk. Further, Users must consent in advance to the matters in the following items.
(1) Information of Travelling Contents
The Company provides no warranties in relation to published information concerning Spots, Hotels, Restaurants, Shops, Events, Activities and Mosques (referred to hereinafter as "Travelling Contents"). When making reservations, or placing orders, prior to going to Travelling Contents, we recommend that you confirm directly with Travelling Contents, by telephone or other methods, the address, opening hours, regular closing days and other information. In addition, the Company will not provide any compensation or have any involvement whatsoever with respect to any damage caused to Users, or problems between Users, due to published information concerning Travelling Contents.
If published information is incorrect, please contact us from here.
(2) Content of User Posts
The Company provides no warranties in relation to the content of published User Posts. Users must exercise their own judgment. In addition, the Company will not provide any compensation or have any involvement whatsoever with respect to any damage incurred by Users due to posted User Posts (including damage from computer virus infection through various kinds of content created by Users), or problems between Users.
(3) Linked Websites
The Company provides no warranties in relation to websites operated by third parties that are linked to TabiPalette. Users should exercise their own judgment. In addition, the Company will not provide any compensation or have any involvement whatsoever in damage caused by linked websites or problems between Users.
(4) Deletion of User Posts
TabiPalette is a community comprised of User Posts posted by Users based on their own responsibility. However, so that all Users can comfortably use TabiPalette, if User Posts falling under or similar to any of the following items is found, such User Posts may be deleted from TabiPalette without prior notice.
Whether or not User Posts is subject to deletion will be decided at the sole discretion of the Company.
In addition, in relation to User Posts published on linked Outside Services in accordance with paragraph (5) of section 6, as it appears on services and websites operated by third parties, the Company cannot take measures for deletion or other such measures.
(ⅰ) User Posts that is contrary to the guidelines;
(ⅱ) User Posts that is contrary to public order and morality;
(ⅲ) User Posts that has no relationship to the purposes of TabiPalette or contents that are the subject of User Posts;
(ⅳ) User Posts that includes harmful programs, script or the like;
(ⅴ) User Posts concerning content proposing personal buying and selling or transfer transactions, or advertising, aimed at profit-making;
(ⅵ) Other User Posts that hinders TabiPalette management or is judged by the Company to be inappropriate.
(5) Map Information
8. Copyright, Property Rights and Other Rights
All copyright, trademark rights, other intellectual property rights and other property rights relating to content and individual information, trademarks, images, advertisements, and designs included on TabiPalette belong to the Company or the lawful holder of the rights.
TabiPalette and all related software used in TabiPalette include property rights protected by laws and regulations relating to intellectual property rights.
Users must not copy, edit, change, publish, reproduce, publicly transmit, distribute, sell, supply, translate or adapt or use TabiPalette or TabiPalette contents in any other way, except in cases where Users are authorized to do so by the Company or by a third party copyright holder or holder of other intellectual property rights or other property rights, and cases where application or use without authorization by the holder of the rights is permitted by laws and regulations.
The Company accepts no liability whatsoever for damage incurred due to contravention by a User of any of the preceding items. If a User profits from such conduct, the Company has the right to demand an amount equivalent to that profit.
9. Prohibited Conduct
(1) The following conduct is prohibited when Users utilize TabiPalette:
(ⅰ) Without the prior consent of the Company, copying or reproducing by other methods, duplicating, forwarding, transferring, distributing, circulating, reselling or storing to use for any of those purposes information provided by TabiPalette, except where it is specifically authorized by laws and regulations, these Terms or the guidelines;
(ⅱ) Violation of these Terms or the guidelines;
(ⅲ) Violation of public order and morality;
(ⅳ) Conduct that leads to or promotes illegal conduct, criminal conduct, or conduct that poses significant danger;
(ⅴ) Infringement of the Company’s, other Users’ or third parties’ intellectual property rights (including but not limited to copyright, design rights, utility model rights, trademark rights, patent rights, and know-how);
(ⅵ) Illegal infringement of other Users’ or third parties’ rights or interests, or conduct likely to infringe such rights or interests;
(ⅶ) Hindering the operation of TabiPalette or damaging the reputation of the Company;
(ⅷ) Submitting false statements when registering as a TabiPalette Member;
(ⅸ) Registering the same person multiple times as a TabiPalette Member;
(ⅹ) Unauthorized use of IDs or passwords, or allowing other Users or third parties to use them;
(ⅺ) Use of TabiPalette functions for the purpose of encounters with strangers of the opposite sex; and
(ⅻ) Other conduct judged by the Company to be inappropriate.
(2) If there is conduct by a User falling under any of the preceding items or conduct judged by the Company to be inappropriate in the light of the intent and purposes of TabiPalette, the Company may discontinue the utilization of TabiPalette by the relevant User or may take other measures judged by the Company to be appropriate ("Discontinuation of Utilization Measures"). Discontinuation of Utilization Measures may be implemented based on the discretion and judgment of the Company, regardless of whether or not the User is responsible for the conduct. The Company will not respond in any way to a User’s inquiries about the reasons for implementing Discontinuation of Utilization Measures, regardless of the circumstances. Further, the Company assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to any damage incurred by a User caused by Discontinuation of Utilization Measures.
10. Withdrawal Procedures
(1) If a TabiPalette Member wishes to withdraw from membership, they must undertake the Company’s designated withdrawal procedures.
(2) If a TabiPalette Member undertakes withdrawal procedures, they will lose all rights and privileges in relation to the use of their TabiPalette Member account granted by the Company.
(3) TabiPalette Members agree in advance that, even if they undertake withdrawal procedures, User Posts posted by them will not be deleted.
(4) If a TabiPalette Member has completed withdrawal procedures, or the agreement between the Company and the TabiPalette Member pursuant these Terms has ended, section 4. Registration and Management of Login Accounts, etc.; section 5. Privacy; paragraphs (1), (2), (4) and (5)(iii) of section 6. Use of TabiPalette; section 7. Exemptions; section 8. Copyright, Property Rights and Other Rights; section 9. Prohibited Conduct; and section 12. Governing Laws and Jurisdiction will remain in effect.
11. Alteration of these Terms
The Company may alter the contents of these Terms. In such event, notification will be provided on TabiPalette, or by other methods as the Company considers appropriate. Upon notification, the relevant amendments come into effect, and Users agree to such amendments.
12. Governing Laws and Jurisdiction
These Terms will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan. If a need arises for litigation in relation to these Terms, the Tokyo District Court will be the agreed court of first instance with exclusive jurisdiction.
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