Terms of Service

Last modified: 2017/10/26

This Terms of Service (hereinafter referred to as "the Terms") document defines the terms of use of the services (hereinafter "the Services") provided by Link Sports Inc. ("the Company") through this application. Registered users (hereinafter referred to as "the Users") are required to use the Services in accordance with the Terms.

Application

The Terms shall apply to use of the Services between the User and the Company.

Registration

To register, applicants are required to apply through the designated registration process stipulated by the Company. The registration process will be completed after the Company has granted approval.

The Company may reject applications under the following circumstances, furthermore the Company is not obligated to disclose the reasons.

  • When an applicant has entered false information in registration application documents.
  • If the applicant has previously violated the Terms.
  • If the applicant is either under-aged, an adult ward, a person under curatorship or a person under assistance, who has not obtained consent from a legal representative, guardian, curator or assistant etc.
  • If the applicant is affiliated with anti-social forces (meaning organized crime groups, members of organized crime groups, right-wing groups, anti-social forces, and other related anti-social forces). If the Company judges that the applicant is engaged in any interaction or involvement with the management and operation of anti-social forces through funding or other support.
  • In addition, when the Company judges that the registration is not appropriate.
User ID and Password Management

The management of the User ID and password of the Service is the User’s own responsibility.

The User shall not assign or lend their User ID and password to any third party under any circumstances. If the combination of User ID and password is consistent with registered information, the Company will deem that the User is the person who registered the User ID.

Prohibited Actions

When using the Service, the User should not perform the following.

  • Acts that are illegal or offensive to public order and morals
  • Criminal and related acts
  • Sabotage of the functions of the Company’s server or network
  • Sabotage of the Company’s operations
  • Collecting or saving information related to other Users
  • Impersonating other Users
  • Providing benefits, directly or indirectly, to anti-social forces in connection with the Company’s services
  • Violating other Users’ or third party intellectual property rights, portrait rights, privacy, honor or other rights or benefits.
  • Posting or sending materials including excessively violent or sexual expressions; expressions that lead to discrimination based on race, nationality, creed, gender, social status, family origin; expressions that may trigger or promote suicide, self-harm, drug abuse; and expressions that cause distress to others including antisocial content.
  • For the purpose of sales, advertising, publicity, solicitation, and other commercial uses excluding those approved by the Company. For the purposes of sexual or obscene acts, and encountering and having relationships with unacquainted persons of the opposite gender. Acts to harass or slander other customers; acts of using the Service for purposes different from the purpose for which this service is intended.
  • Religious activities or solicitation to religious organizations
  • Other acts that the Company deems inappropriate
Suspension of Service Use

The Company may stop or suspend the provision of all or part of the Service without prior notice to the User under the following circumstances.

  • When performing maintenance or updating computer systems related to the Service
  • When it is difficult to provide the Service due to an overwhelming disaster such as an earthquake, lightning strike, fire, blackout or other natural disaster
  • A computer or communication line breaks due to an accident
  • When the Company determines that it is difficult to provide the Service

Regardless of the reason, the Company shall not be liable to the User or any third party for any damage or losses resulting from the stopping or suspension of the Service.

Copyright

Users shall be able to post or edit sentences, images or video content, etc. using the Service after acquiring intellectual property rights such as the copyright or permission from the rights holders.

The copyright of the sentences, images, or video content, etc. that the user has posted or edited using the Service shall be reserved by the User or other existing rights holder. However, the Company shall be able to use sentences, images, video content etc. posted or edited using the Service, and the User shall not exercise author's moral rights with respect to this use.

Excepting the cases prescribed in the preceding paragraph, all copyright and other intellectual property rights relating to all Service information and the Service itself are attributed to the Company or the owner who has provided authorization to the Company. The User shall not copy, transfer, lend, translate, modify, reprint, publicly transmit (including making transmittable), transmit, distribute, publish, use for business purposes etc.

Handling of Personal Information

The Company will handle the User's information appropriately for the stated purposes in accordance with the Company’s separately defined "Privacy Policy".

Advertisement Display

The Company shall be able to post advertisements of the Company or third parties through the Service.

Business Partners

The Service may include services or content provided by business partners of the Company. The business partner is responsible for provided services and content. In addition, the business partner providing those services may stipulate its own terms of service and other conditions.

Usage Restrictions and Cancellation of Registration

In the following cases, the Company may delete posted data without prior notice, restrict the use of all or part of the Service, or cancel User registration.

  • Users violate any provision of the Terms
  • A false statement was discovered within registered information
  • When a petition for commencement of the bankruptcy, civil rehabilitation, corporate reorganization or special liquidation is submitted
  • When the Users have not used the Service for more than 1 year
  • When the Users have not replied to the Company for more than 30 days
  • In cases falling under each item of Article 2, Paragraph 2
  • In addition, when the Company judges that the use of the service is not appropriate

For Users falling under any of the items of the preceding paragraph, the Users forfeit the benefit of time for all liabilities to the Company and must immediately pay, in a lump sum, all liabilities due at that time.

The Company shall not be liable to the Users for any damages or losses due to the Company’s actions to comply with the provision of the Terms.

Warranty Disclaimer

The Company shall not guarantee, expressly or implicitly, that there is no actual or legal defect in the Service. Including safety, reliability, accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, compatibility with a specific purpose, security, etc., errors and bugs, infringement of rights and so on.

The Company shall assume no responsibility for any harm caused to the Users due to the Service. However, this disclaimer does not apply if the contract between the Company and the User concerning the Service, including the Terms, is a Consumer Contract prescribed under the Consumer Contract Act.

Even in the cases prescribed in the proviso of the preceding paragraph, the Company shall not be liable for damages arising from special circumstances (such as when the Company or Users predicted or could predict the occurrence of damage) resulting from the harm caused to the Users due to default or illegal acts caused through the Company’s negligence (excluding gross negligence). Furthermore, the upper limit of compensation for damages caused to the User due to default or illegal acts caused by the Company’s negligence (excluding gross negligence) is the amount of the usage fee received from the User in the month in which the damage occurred.

The Company shall not be responsible for any transactions, communications or disputes, etc. arising between the User and other Users or third parties regarding the Service.

Changes of the Service Content

The Company shall be able to change the Service content or cancel the provision of the Service without notifying the User and will not be responsible for any damages caused to the User by this.

Changes of the Terms of Service

The Company shall be able to change the Terms as necessary at any time without notifying the Users.

Notice or Contact

The notice or contact between the User and the Company shall be conducted according to the method specified by the Company.

Prohibition of Transfer of Rights and Obligations

The Users shall not provide as security or transfer the status of the Service contract or rights or obligations defined under the Terms to third parties without the prior written consent of the Company.

Governing Law and Judicial Jurisdiction

The Terms shall be construed in accordance with Japanese law.

In the event of any disputes arising from the Service, the court having jurisdiction over the head office location of the Company shall be subject to exclusive agreement jurisdiction.