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Terms of Use

Thank you very much for visiting the official website of the Japan External Trade Organization, or JETRO (hereinafter "JETRO Website"). Please read through these Terms of Use carefully. By accessing and using the JETRO Website, it shall be construed that you have agreed to the Terms of Use below.

I. Intellectual Property Rights
  1. Ownership
    All contents, text, images, data, information and other material (hereinafter collectively as "Content") displayed, available or present on the JETRO Website, including any intellectual property rights (including trademarks or copyrights, hereinafter collectively as "Intellectual Property Rights"), are the property of JETRO or the designated owner and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws and regulations.

  2. Authorized and Prohibited Uses
    User of the JETRO Website (hereinafter "User") may use the JETRO Website, and download and print copies of Content on the JETRO Website for only the intended purposes of the JETRO Website, so long as the User complies with these terms and conditions and applicable laws and regulations. The User may not otherwise reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, or use all or part of JETRO Website or the Content without the prior written permission of JETRO. The User may not infringe upon, dilute, remove or modify any or all Intellectual Property Rights or related proprietary notices on the JETRO Website. If you wish to reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, or use all or part of the JETRO Website or the Content, please contact JETRO Webmaster by written request describing the purpose of such reproduce etc.

  3. User Content
    Any Content that the User submits to the JETRO Website or JETRO will be deemed to be non-confidential, non-proprietary and not to be retained its ownership by the User and may be disclosed through JETRO Website to unknown persons on a worldwide basis without control by JETRO, including for browsing, downloading, printing and other uses by any persons or entities. JETRO shall have the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sub-licensable, non-exclusive right and license to translate, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, link to or use, in any form or media, any Content that the User submits to the JETRO Website or JETRO.

II. User Requirements and Obligations
  1. Compliance
    The User will comply with all relevant and applicable laws and regulations in connection with its use of the JETRO Website.

  2. Unsuitable Content and Inappropriate Online Conduct
    The User must not engage in conduct or submit to the JETRO Website any Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, misappropriated, infringing, dilutive, defamatory, obscene, offensive, or otherwise objectionable.

  3. Disclaimer of Warranty
    In no event will JETRO be liable to the User for any loss or damage, or any trouble arising from the use of the Content or any website linked to the JETRO Website, nor guarantee as to the accuracy, validity, completeness, or fitness for the User's particular purpose of any Content posted on the JETRO Website for the User's convenience, including Content, link and other information posted by third party that is beyond JETRO's reasonable responsibility, as well as JETRO's translations thereof. JETRO advice every User to review terms of use of any website linked to the JETRO Website.

  4. Indemnification
    The User will defend, indemnify and hold harmless JETRO and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and contractors from any demands, claims, damages, liabilities, expenses or harms, including attorneys fees, arising in connection with the User's use of the JETRO Website, online conduct, breach of these Terms of Use or dealings or transactions with other persons resulting from use of the JETRO Website.

III. Website Links
  1. Linking
    Links to the JETRO Website may basically be created to its homepage (homepage in English: http://www.jetro.go.jp/, homepage in Japanese: http://www.jetro.go.jp/indexj.html). Any link to the JETRO Website must be immediately followed by notice to the JETRO Webmaster, including content information of the outside page that links to the JETRO Website, the URL of such outside page and the purpose of linking to the JETRO Website. If you have particular reason to create a link to an individual page within the JETRO Website, please contact the JETRO Webmaster.

  2. Identification of the JETRO Website
    Any link to the JETRO Website should be clearly identified as link to the JETRO Website. JETRO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to request to modify or delete your link to the JETRO Website, if JETRO deems such modification or deletion necessary.

  3. JETRO's Logos
    The JETRO Website logos may be placed on a website for the sole purpose of creating a link to the JETRO Website.

  4. Authority of JETRO Website Administrator
    JETRO reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to edit, modify, translate, suspend, restrict access to, or terminate these Terms of Use, the JETRO Website, Content, or any link at anytime without prior notice and without liability of any kind.
    JETRO also reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate the access and registration to and use of the JETRO Website by a particular user at any time for any reason, including the violation of any condition of these Terms of Use, without prior notice and without liability of any kind.

IV. Miscellaneous
  1. Privacy Policy
    User's personal information which acquired by JETRO, or that the User provides to JETRO, will be handled by JETRO in accordance with Privacy Policy of the JETRO Website, which constitutes a part of these Terms of Use. Article IV.3 of this Terms of Use shall also be applied to the Privacy Policy of the JETRO Website.

  2. Separate Terms of Use
    In connection with the User's use of Content contained in certain areas of JETRO Website, it may be necessary for the User to consent to separate terms of use in addition to the Terms of Use set forth herein. In the event of a conflict between the Terms of Use set forth herein and those separately prescribed in another area of the JETRO Website, those separately prescribed shall supersede the Terms of Use set forth herein.

  3. Dispute Resolution; Applicable Law and Forum
    With respect to any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with the JETRO Website or these Terms of Use, JETRO and the User agree to negotiate in good faith and undertake reasonable efforts to cooperate with one another in order to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution. JETRO has no obligation to become involved in any dispute between the User and any other person. The JETRO Website, these Terms of Use and any dispute arising in connection therewith shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan without regard to its conflict of law principles. The Tokyo District Court of Japan shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute arising in connection with the JETRO Website or these Terms of Use. Any claim or legal action relating to the JETRO Website and these Terms of Use must be filed no later than one (1) year after the cause of action arises.

  4. Location of Agreement
    The JETRO Website has been made available to the benefit of the general public and is not intended for the use of individuals in a particular region, state, or country. The User's agreement with these Terms of Use will be construed to have been concluded in Japan, where the JETRO Website server is located. Although the JETRO Website is accessible from any location in any region, state or country, the User cannot claim personal jurisdiction of the court governing the place where the User resides on the ground that the User may access the JETRO Website in such place, and the User agrees to waive such claim regarding personal jurisdiction.

  5. Entire Agreement and Modification of the Terms of Use
    This is the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersedes any prior agreement or communication between the User and JETRO. JETRO reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice to Users. When Terms of Use are revised or updated, JETRO will post such revised or updated Terms of Use, including the effective date of the revision or update, on the JETRO website. It shall be construed that the User agrees on or accepts the revised or updated Terms of Use when the User starts using the JETRO Website having such revised or updated Terms of Use subsequent to the publication made by JETRO.

Last updated: November 1, 2005
First published: May 14, 2001

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