Terms of use

Terms of Use

These Terms stipulate provisions for the use of permitted services for viewing, listening to, and watching text, images, diagrams, videos, and other materials published by AXIA EXPO Executive Committee, exhibitors, and others on this site operated by The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. Customers using this site must agree to these Terms of Use before using the site.

SECTION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS

1.1. “Organizer” refers to AXIA EXPO Executive Committee.
1.2. “Company” refers to The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
1.3. “Site” refers to the this site (https://axia-expo.nikkan.co.jp/)  operated by the Organizer.
1.4. “Services” refers to permitted services for viewing, listening to, and watching articles, images, diagrams, videos, and other forms of electronic data provided by the Company as well as co-organizers and exhibitors.
1.5. “Nikkanko ID / Login ID” refers to the account ID required to use the Services.
1.6. “User” refers to members and visitors.
1.7. “Member” refers to companies and individuals that have applied for registration to receive Services of the Site and whose registration the Company has approved. Based on this, a member agreement is concluded between the Member and the Company.
1.8. “Visitor” refers to a company or individual that is not a Member viewing/using the Site.
1.9. “Individual Authentication Information” is the collective name for information required to recognize the User’s right to use the Services and includes the Nikkanko ID / Login ID as well as the password and other characters and the like used in combination with the Nikkanko ID / Login ID.
1.10. “Individual Authentication” refers to confirmation of the right to use the Services using the Individual Authentication Information.
1.11. “Registration Applicant” refers to a company or group or individual that is attempting to register as a Member.
1.12. “Registration Information” refers to company and/or personal information and the like reported to the Company by the Member in regards to certain information defined by the Company.
1.13. “Terms” refers to terms pertaining to use of the Site and the Services established between the Company and the User.
1.14. “Contents” refers to text, images, figures, schematics, videos, thumbnails, data, and the like published on the Site.

ARTICLE 2. PURPOSE OF THE TERMS OF USE
The Services on the Site may be used by becoming a Member. Please review the Terms and agree to the content before registering to become a Member.

ARTICLE 3. APPLICABLE SCOPE, ETC. OF THE TERMS
3.1. The Terms are applied to all matters pertaining to use of the Site and the Services. By using the Site and the Services, the User is deemed to have agreed to the Terms. In the case of not being able to agree to the Terms, the User is not able to use the Site or the Services.
3.2. Obtaining a Nikkanko ID(Login ID) is required to use the Services.
3.3. A special agreement provided separately by the Company, and other rules pertaining to the Site (hereinafter referred to as “Special Agreement, Etc.”) also make up a portion of the Terms and have equivalent validity. When different matters for individual services are provided in the Terms and the Special Agreement, Etc., the provisions of the Special Agreement, Etc. take precedence and are applied.
3.4. For matters not provided in the Terms, the provisions of the Nikkanko ID(Login ID) Member Terms are directly or appropriately replaced and applied, unless otherwise indicated or unless they run contrary to such nature. In the event that different matters are provided in the Terms than in the Nikkanko ID(Login ID) Member Terms, the provisions of the Terms take precedence and apply.

ARTICLE 4. CHANGES TO THE TERMS
4.1. When determined necessary, the Company shall be able to change the Terms at any time without obtaining the consent of Users.
4.2. At the time of changing the Terms of Use per the preceding paragraph, the Company, upon setting a reasonable period of advance notice, publishes on the Site a notice of the changes to the Terms of Use, the content of the Terms of Use after the changes, and the effective date.

SECTION 2. MEMBERS
ARTICLE 5. MEMBERS
5.1. Registration Applicants, having applied for Member registration from the Site, having their registration application approved by the Company after performing the prescribed procedures, and at the time of the electronic mail pertaining to conclusion of Member registration having been sent, shall have a Member Registration Agreement established.
5.2. At the time of use of the Site and the Services, the Registration Applicant shall register as a Member by providing Registration Information in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Company.
5.3. At the time of performing the procedures of the preceding paragraph, the Registration Applicant must provide truthful and accurate information. In the event of a mistake in, or in the event of a change to, the provided information, the Registration Applicant and Member shall promptly provide the accurate information using the method prescribed by the Company, and revise or change the Registration Information. However, due to the nature of the procedures, it may take several days until the applicable changes take effect after the change procedures are performed.
5.4. The Company bears no responsibility whatsoever even if the User incurs damages due to a mistake, entry omission, entry as a result of a misunderstanding, falsehood, typo, or omitted characters.
5.5. If the Member loses the qualification to use the Nikkanko ID during use of the Services, thereafter the Services can no longer be used.

ARTICLE 6. REJECTING APPROVAL OF MEMBER REGISTRATION
The Company may not approve Member registration in the following instances. The reason for the determination in the event of non-approval is not disclosed to the Registration Applicant under any circumstance. The Registration Applicant cannot state an objection to the result of the determination.

6.1. In the event that the Registration Applicant does not exist
6.2. In the event that the Registration Applicant cannot be reached at the reported contact information for the company or individual, including at the telephone number, electronic mail, or address
6.3. In the event that it is determined that the information reported by the Registration Applicant includes an entry that contains a falsehood or similarly inaccurate content
6.4. In the event that the Company determines that the Registration Applicant’s registration content is not appropriate
6.5. In the event that the Registration Applicant is discovered to be an anti-social force

SECTION 3. CONDITIONS OF USE
ARTICLE 7. EQUIPMENT
7.1. Users shall prepare the equipment (personal computer, smartphone, tablet, and other portable communications devices, software, environment connected to high-speed internet, etc.) needed to use the Site and the Services at their own expense and under their own responsibility. Users understand that in some instances use may not be possible due to the equipment the User prepared not conforming to the usage environment indicated by the Company. Users understand that in some instances use may not be possible due to the Member’s particular usage environment, computer settings, and the like.
7.2. Users shall take security countermeasures (anti-virus computer software, prevention of unauthorized access, etc.) for their own equipment at their own expense and under their own responsibility.

SECTION 4. MEMBER SUPPORT
ARTICLE 8. INQUIRIES
8.1. Inquiries pertaining to the Site and the Services are accepted through the Inquiry Form on the Site. Follow-up inquiries in regards to responses from the Company are also accepted through the Inquiry Form.
8.2. Inquiries regarding the Site and the Services may be handled by a service provider contracted by the Company.
8.3. Inquiries about personal information may not be able to be answered due to personal information protection considerations.

ARTICLE 9. NOTIFICATIONS TO MEMBERS
9.1. Notifications from the Company to Members are made using the method determined most appropriate by the Company, such as posting the notification on the Site or electronic mail.
9.2. When sending notifications to Members, even if an incident occurs such as the electronic mail not being delivered, corrupted text, or the same electronic mail being delivered multiple times, the Company shall bear no responsibility.
9.3. Members shall bear the obligation to confirm notifications from the Company to Members as necessary, and the Company bears no responsibility whatsoever pertaining to Member damages incurred due to the Member neglecting to make said confirmation.
9.4. In the event that the e-mail address the Member registered has changed, the Member shall accept that it may take several days for said change to take effect, and shall not request redelivery by the Company even in the event of an e-mail not being delivered.

SECTION 5. USER RESPONSIBILITIES
ARTICLE 10. PROHIBITED MATTERS
10.1. Users cannot transfer any of the rights in the Terms to a third party, excluding rights whose transfer the Company has permitted.
10.2. Users shall not engage in the following acts concerning use of the Site and the Services.
 10.2.1. Acts that infringe on the intellectual property rights including copyrights, portrait rights, reputation rights, and other rights of the Company or for all Contents published on the Site
 10.2.2. Acts of using the Contents without permission, without obtaining the appropriate consent from the Company
 10.2.3. Acts of using the Site and the Services while pretending to be a third party
 10.2.4. Acts of providing false information at the time of Member registration
 10.2.5. Acts of use for profit-making purposes or preparation for such without obtaining the appropriate consent of the Company
 10.2.6. Acts of altering or deleting the Contents
 10.2.7. Acts that risk leading to damaging the credibility, reputational damage, libel or slander, or rights infringement of the Contents
 10.2.8. Acts of using the Contents in materials that would be considered inappropriate based on socially accepted norms (pornography, entertainment and amusement trades, online dating sites, violence, abuse, anti-social activities, prohibited drugs, etc.)
 10.2.9. Acts of using the Contents in connection with anti-social forces
 10.2.10. Acts that interfere with operation of the Company and/or the Site and the Services from unlawful acts of transmitting harmful computer programs and the like or nuisance acts, and acts that create a state where others could receive such harmful programs and the like
 10.2.11. Acts of of collecting the personal information of others without obtaining the person’s consent or through fraudulent means
 10.2.12. Acts of of disclosing personal information of one’s self or of another person
 10.2.13. Acts of redistributing, lending, selling, or redelivering the Contents to another party without obtaining the appropriate consent from the Company
 10.2.14. Acts of creating a state in which unspecified third parties can obtain the Contents without obtaining the appropriate consent from the Company
 10.2.15. Other acts determined to be inappropriate by the Company (criminal acts, unlawful acts, acts contrary to public order and morality, slander, harassment, threats, etc.)
 10.2.16. Any act that infringes on rights concerning the Contents of the Company and third parties, including duplicating, editing, summarizing, translating, and/or altering the Contents, and trimming and the like that deviates from the intent of the Contents, or acts of providing and/or re-delivering the Contents and the like having undergone such to third parties
 10.2.17. Acts that violate laws and ordinances

10.3. Use, duplication, reproduction, storage, replaying, or selling of the Contents, regardless of whether it is all or a part, without permission and without obtaining the appropriate consent from the Company.
10.4. In the event that an act determined to be inappropriate by the Company is confirmed, the Services may be suspended without notifying the User.
10.5. Members shall bear all responsibility for managing their own Individual Authentication Information. IDs and passwords cannot be transferred or lent to a third party under any circumstance. In the case of logging in with an ID and password combination that matches the Registration Information, use by the person that logged in can be deemed to be by the Member.

SECTION 6. PERSONAL INFORMATION
ARTICLE 11. HANDLING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
11.1. At the time of registering with the Site, the personal information concerning the Member newly obtained by the Company is handled in accordance with the Company’s Privacy Policy and within its scope. Details of the privacy policy are available at https://corp.nikkan.co.jp/p/english/privacy/index.
11.2. In the event that a Member cancels their Member registration, or even in the event that a Member’s use is suspended by the Company, information required by law or ordinance to be stored is stored for a certain period of time in accordance with said law or ordinance. Personal information is stored within the scope necessary to operate the Site, and said personal information shall be handled in accordance with the Company’s Privacy Policy.

SECTION 7. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND THE LIKE
ARTICLE 12. ATTRIBUTION OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
The Site’s copyrights and all rights of intellectual property rights for the text, images, videos, and other materials on the Site belong to the Company or third parties including co-organizers and exhibitors. The Company’s views concerning copyrights are clearly defined at https://corp.nikkan.co.jp/p/copyright (in Japanese). 

SECTION 8. SUSPENSION OF USE
ARTICLE 13. CANCELLATION OF MEMBER REGISTRATION
In the event that the Company has determined that any of the following items applies to a Member, the Member registration can be cancelled without advance notice to the Member.
13.1. In the event that contact is not possible by telephone, fax, electronic mail, post, and the like
13.2. In the event that the Member has received a criminal punishment or similar due to violation of laws, ordinances, and the like
13.3. In the event of suspension of payment or insolvency
13.4. When there has been a seizure, provisional seizure, or petition for a compulsory auction, or in the event of having received disposition for failure to pay taxes and public charges
13.5. When there has been a bankruptcy, commencement of civil rehabilitation, commencement of corporation reorganization, or petition for commencement of special liquidation, or in the event that material concern in financial status has arisen
13.6. In the event of having received disposition such as cancellation or suspension of the business license from a supervisory authority
13.7. In the event of having violated the prohibited matters provided in SECTION 5. ARTICLE 10. PROHIBITED MATTERS, the case of violating the Terms other than in the preceding item, and non-rectification within a reasonable period of time after the Company has given notice to rectify the violation
13.8. In the event that the Nikkanko ID(Login ID) Usage Agreement  is cancelled by the Company
13.9. In the event that the Member withdraws from the Nikkanko ID

ARTICLE 14. MEMBER RESPONSE AS A RESULT OF CANCELLATION
14.1. No questions or complaints are accepted from Members by the Company concerning cancellation of Member registration (usage suspension measures).
14.2. In the event of the Company incurring damages due to a Member violating SECTION 5. ARTICLE 10. PROHIBITED MATTERS, or any item of SECTION 8. ARTICLE 13. CANCELLATION OF MEMBER REGISTRATION applying to a Member, the Company shall be able to request compensation to the applicable Member for the damages incurred.
14.3. Even in the event that a Member incurs damages due to the Company having cancelled the Member registration, the Company bears no responsibility whatsoever.
14.4. Even in the event that cancellation is not possible due to the Individual Authentication Information concerning the Nikkanko ID(Login ID) being lost by the Member, or another reason attributable to the Member, the Company bears no obligation to take action for the cancellation.

SECTION 9. SUSPENSION AND CHANGE OF SERVICES
ARTICLE 15. TEMPORARY SERVER SUSPENSIONS
15.1. The Company shall be able to stop operation of servers and temporarily suspend provision of the Site for maintenance/management or repair of servers that provide management and operation in order to provide the Nikkanko ID(Login ID) or the Site.
15.2. In the event that the Company stops operation of the aforementioned servers based on a factor not attributable to the intention/negligence of the Company, such as a natural disaster, calamity, or labor dispute, provision of the Nikkanko ID(Login ID) or the Site shall be able to be suspended until the aforementioned factor no longer exists. 

ARTICLE 16. CHANGES, SUSPENSION, AND DISCONTINUANCE OF SERVICES
16.1. The Company shall be able to change, suspend, or discontinue all or a portion of the Site or the Service Contents, without providing advance notice to Users.
16.2. In the event that the Site or the Service Contents change, are suspended, or are discontinued (terminated) based on Article 15.1. and 15.2, the Company shall bear no responsibility whatsoever regarding damages incurred by Users or third parties as a result of this.

SECTION 10. OTHER PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 17. BUSINESS TRANSFER BY THE COMPANY
17.1. The Company shall be able to transfer the status of the Terms and the terms of individual services to a third party with advance notice provided on the Site and without obtaining the special consent of Users.

ARTICLE 18. CHANGES AND THE LIKE TO SERVICES
18.1. The Company shall be able to change, suspend, or discontinue (terminate) all or a portion of the Site or the Service Contents, without providing advance notice to Users. Said suspension or discontinuance (termination) includes incidents caused by system maintenance as well as natural disasters and the like.
18.2. In the event that the Site or the Service Contents change, are suspended, or are discontinued (terminated) based on the preceding paragraph, the Company shall bear no responsibility whatsoever regarding damages incurred by subscribers or third parties as a result of this.

ARTICLE 19. DISCLAIMER AND INDEMNITY
19.1. The responsibility of the Company to Users concerning the Site and the Services shall be limited to operating the Site and the Services with care as a good-faith manager so that Users can use the Site and the Services without hindrance. The Company shall also bear no responsibility under any circumstance, and shall bear no obligation whatsoever to pay compensation for damages, except in cases of intention or grave negligence by the Company, for damages caused by use of the Site and the Services, or damages Users or other third parties incur in connection to this (also including damages caused by trouble arising between a User and a third party), and damages of Users or other third parties arising due to not being able to use the Site and the Services (including but not limited to the following specific damages set forth in this Article).
19.2. The Company shall bear no responsibility of any kind, regardless of whatever the cause, to Users and other third parties regarding the result of acts taken by the Company in accordance with the provisions set forth in the Terms, except in the case of intention or grave negligence by the Company.
19.3. In the event of deficiencies in the content of the personal information registered on the Site by the User, responsibility in the event of disadvantage arising for the User caused by said deficiencies shall lie with the applicable User.
19.4. The various Site contents do not have the purpose of solicitation for investment. Users shall use the information obtained through the Site’s contents at their own discretion and under their own responsibility. In particular, in the event of using contents relating to company information, stock and securities information, investment information, and the like, please carefully re-read the content written herein. No content of any kind is published for the purpose of recommending a specific investment. The Company and its affiliates bear no responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy, utility, and the like of information provided through the Site. The Company and its affiliates also bear no responsibility whatsoever for the result of investments and the like made by using or trusting this information, and also bear no responsibility whatsoever for any type of damages incurred based on said information and the like.
19.5. Transactions with advertisers advertising or engaging in publicity on the Site are conducted under the responsibility of Users and the applicable advertiser. In other words, Users and advertisers bear responsibility as the concerned parties for all matters of payment for the cost, shipping, decisions of contractual terms, assurance, warranty, and similar for products and the like. The Company bears no responsibility whatsoever for damages caused by transactions conducted based on advertising and the like published on the Site, and damages caused by the act itself of publishing advertising and the like.
19.6. In the event of a User causing some type of damages to the Company from their responsibility in using the Site and the Services, the Company may request compensation for damages to the applicable User.
19.7. Even in the event that the efficacy of a portion of this article is invalidated due to related laws and ordinances, the efficacy of other provisions shall remain in effect.
19.8. Notwithstanding the provisions of this article, in the event of the Company’s disclaimer stipulated in the Terms not being recognized due to mandatory statutes, the final decision of a court, or similar, the Company bears responsibility for compensation limited to the incurred ordinary and direct damages of Users.
19.9. In the event of provision of the Services to Users being postponed beyond the prescribed date and time, or when service is not provided in full, such as in cases of Site Contents disappearing through the Internet route during distribution to Users, the Company shall be exempted from this responsibility, except in cases where the cause is based on the intention/grave negligence of the Company.
19.10. The Company strives to maintain the accuracy of information in the editing and provision of the Site and the Contents, but does not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of the information, and shall be exempted from any responsibility whatsoever for losses concerning Users’ use of the information.

ARTICLE 20. ELIMINATION OF ANTI-SOCIAL FORCES INCLUDING ORGANIZED CRIME GROUPS
20.1. When using the Site or the Services, Users shall clearly state that they do not belong and do not correspond to an organized crime group, a member of an organized crime group, a company affiliated with an organized crime group, a corporate extortionist (sokaiya), a sham social activist, a sham political activist, a violent group of special intelligence, or other anti-social force (hereinafter referred to as “Anti-Social Forces Including Organized Crime Groups”), and are not involved in Anti-Social Forces Including Organized Crime Groups, and shall pledge not to belong or correspond to or be involved in such into the future as well.
20.2. In the event that a User is determined to belong to, correspond to, or be involved in Anti-Social Forces Including Organized Crime Groups, the Company may take measures to suspend and cancel use of usage service without providing advance notice and the like.
20.3. The Company shall bear no obligation or responsibility whatsoever for damages incurred due to usage suspension and cancellation owing to a User violation based on this Article.

ARTICLE 21. DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Interpretation of the provisions of the Terms, or in the event of questions and the like arising in connection to use and so on of the Site, as well as in the event of questions and the like arising about matters not provided for in the Terms, the Company and Users shall discuss and amicably resolve said matters in mutual good faith.

ARTICLE 22. APPLICABLE LAWS AND COURT OF JURISDICTION
22.1. The validity, interpretation, and execution of the Terms shall conform to the laws of Japan, and shall be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan. 
22.2. Corresponding to the amount of the claim, the Tokyo Summary Court or the Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction for any arguments, litigation, or other dispute between the Company and Users.

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Established March 3, 2023
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