Terms & Privacy

1. RANGE OF APPLICATION


The terms and conditions of these Terms of Service (“Terms”) are applicable to all members, including registered users (defined below) as well as prospective users intending to use the services provided on the website (“Service”) of Siori. Co, Ltd. ("the company,” “we,” “us,” or “our”). Therefore, the term, you, refers to everyone accessing to the website and/or using the Service we offer.

2. KEY TERMS


In the Terms, the following terms are expressly defined as detailed below.

1, “Guest” means a member who obtains information as to historic sites, restaurants, public facilities, and all other places in Japan (collectively, “Locations”), directions to such Locations (referred to as “Plans” in conjunction with information of Locations) and any other relevant information from or through the Service.

2, “Planner” means a member who contributes one’s information and knowledge as to Locations for Guests by producing, posting or providing one's original Plans on the website.

3, “User” means a person who has completed the user account registration process, including but not limited to Guests and Planners. Even if you are neither using the Service nor contacting with another member at the moment, you are deemed as a User once you complete the user account registration.

3. PURPOSE


We provides an online platform that connects Guests having interests in Japanese culture with Planners having pertinent information and knowledge about Locations of interest to Guests and assists both parties in communicating directly with each other on the website. Through the Service, we solely aim at deepening mutual understanding between Japan and foreign countries and no other purpose is intended or implied.

4. USER ACCOUNT REGISTRATION


1, In order to use the Service either as a Guest or Planner, you must fully understand and agree to all the terms and conditions of the Terms and sign up for a user account by registering required information on the sign-up page. Those who have not completed the user account registration process thoroughly are not eligible to use the Service.

2,Persons who do not consent to any part or all of the Terms are not eligible to access to and/or use the Service.

3, The Service is intended exclusively for persons who are 20 or older. Any access to and/or use of the Service by corporations or anyone under 20 is categorically prohibited.

4, When you process the user account registration, you must submit authentic, accurate, current and complete information. In case of any changes in the contents you have registered, you must follow the procedure to modify your user account information as soon as possible.

5, You must safeguard your own user account information, including but not limited to, your ID and password (“Password, etc.”) properly. It is expressly prohibited to disclose your user account information, to allow any third parties to use your user account information, to transfer your rights and obligation arising out of or relating to the Service to any third parties, and/or to perform any actions to create such situations.

6, When you process the user account registration (including modifying the user account information later), we shall take no responsibility for damages or losses you or any third parties incur as a result of your insubordination or violation of the terms and conditions of each clause in this section and other principles we stipulated.

5. USE AS A GUEST


1, Those intending to use the Service as a Guest must sigh up for a Guest account by registering your personal and all other required information with accuracy and honesty.

2, Those who have completed the user account registration process, as set forth in the preceding clause, are eligible to access to and use the Service. However, as the Service is intended for direct communications amongst Users, including without limitation to Planners and Guests, when using the Service, you must acknowledge that you will be fully responsible for all communications with Planners, other Guests, and any third parties (collectively referred to as “Third Parties” in this clause) at your own expense. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any troubles occurring between you and Third Parties inside and outside the Service.

3, You as a Guest may purchase and read Siori written and published by Planners. However, we do not warrant or guarantee the integrity, accuracy, safety, legality and quality of all information on the website including but not limited to the contents of Siori and the personal information provided by Planners. Therefore, it is your responsibility as a Guest to select reliable Planners and valid information at your own discretion. We shall disclaim liabilities for damages or losses you incur in any case including the case in which the information on the website was inaccurate or your purchased information did not meet your expectations.

4, In the event that you find information provided by a certain Planner noticeably inaccurate and/or a certain Planner significantly inadequate as one, you may report such problem to us with the contact form on the website. However, we retain the absolute right to decide an appropriate penalty on such Users. The penalty includes without limitation to the account termination and/or user disqualification.

5, Upon your visit to Locations based on the information gained from or through the Service, it is your responsibility to avoid any troubles and to adhere to laws, government ordinances, regulations, rules and terms of use in effect at respective Locations and social common senses. We shall not be involved in any troubles nor held liable for damages or losses Guests, their accompanies and any third parties who may have gotten information from the Guests incur at the Locations or on the way there of which information gained from or through the Service.

6, The copyrights, intellectual property rights and all other rights of Siori published by Planners within the Service belong to the company. We exclusively retain all rights, including but not limited to the copyrights and intellectual property rights of all Siori posted on the website. Using the Service, purchasing and reading Siori by no means transfers any kind of rights belonging to the company to you.

6. GUEST PAYMENT OBLIGATION


1, Except for the publicly opened area, you are obligated to pay the specified amount of service fees to the Planners in advance to reading Siori published by them. Additionally, we retain the right to receive the system usage fees and to decide prices and payment methods at our sole discretion as set forth in the Terms.

2, Derived from the preceding clause, we make no refund under any circumstances for monies once received by us.    

7. USE AS A PLANNER


1, Those intending to use the Service as a Guest must sigh up for a Planner account by registering your personal and all other required information with accuracy and honesty.

2, Those who have completed the user account registration process, as set forth in the preceding clause, are eligible to access to and use the Service. However, as the Service is intended for direct communications amongst Users, including without limitation to Planners and Guests, when using the Service, you must acknowledge that you will be fully responsible for all communications with Guests, other Planners and any third parties (collectively referred to as “Third Parties” in this clause) at your own expense. We take no responsibility and assume no liability for any troubles occurring between you and Third Parties inside and outside the Service.

3, It is your responsibility as a Planner to ensure that you submit and publish completed, authentic, accurate, safe and legitimate Siori and all other information to Guests and to the public on the website. It is expressly prohibited to submit and publish information that infringes a third party’s rights including without limitation to one’s property rights, portrait rights, intellectual property ownerships, contravenes laws and ordinances in violation of public interests, lacks the adequacy of information and/or contains harmful contents.

4, We do not warrant or guarantee the integrity, accuracy, safety, legality and quality of all information as to the personal information of Guests and any other matters on the website. We shall disclaim liabilities for damages or losses you incur in any case including the case in which information on the website was inaccurate.

5, With regard to the contents of Siori (all information posted by you, including images and photographs but excluding your personal information), you consent to transfer your copyrights, intellectual ownerships and any other rights originally belonging to you to the company with no charge upon the publication of Siori on the website. Additionally, you acknowledge and consent to transfer rights including the ones set forth in Article 27 and 28 of the Copyright Act to the company. Furthermore, you agree not to exercise author’s moral rights regarding the contents submitted and published in the Service.

6, As a Planner, you warrant that you use the Service not for commercial purposes but for hospitality spirit in accordance with our purpose of introducing unique, hidden places in Japan to Guests or foreign visitors in general.

8. PLANNER REMUNERATION CLAIM


1, As a Planner, when Guests read Siori produced and published by you, you are automatically entitled to claim the specified amount of service fees against the Guests concerned in accordance with the Section 6 of the Clause 1 of the Terms. However, we shall receive the system usage fees in the specified method.

2, We reserve the right to claim the system usage fees and other specified amount of monies (collectively called “System Usage Fees”) against Planners upon receipt of the service fees from Guests.

3, We receive the System Usage Fees as deductions from total amount of service fees paid by Guests. Therefore, you as a Planner are the one who is considered to pay the System Usage Fees to us.

4, The residual service fees from which we have deducted the System Usage Fees are paid by 10th of the next month following the month in which we receive the total service fees from Guests in the specified method. (If the due date falls on weekends, national holidays or bank holidays, the payment shall be conducted on the following business day)

5, We make no refund under any circumstances for the System Service Fees once received by us.

9. SERVICE SUSPENSION/TERMINATION


1, The Service may suspend for inevitable reasons including a blackout, earthquake, fire, internet line failure, the Service maintenance, etc. Additionally, we are not responsible for and disclaim any and all liability for damages or troubles if caused under such circumstances.

2, In the event that information on the website is deleted or vanished for any reasons, we are not responsible for and disclaim any and all liability for damages or troubles if caused under such circumstances.

3, We reserve the right at our sole discretion to modify the contents of the Service or terminate the Service permanently at any time without prior notice. In addition, we are not responsible for and disclaim any and all liability for damages or troubles if caused under such circumstances.

10. WITHDRAWAL


By following the specified procedure, all Users are eligible to withdraw and expunge one’s registered user account information from the Service. However, we make no refund for monies once received by us in any case and assume no claim for refunds upon withdrawal against the company. Furthermore, as set forth in the Section 2 of the Clause 8 of the Terms, in case we already obtain the right to claim the System Usage Fees, we shall process the procedure regardless of the date on which you withdraw, based on the Section 3 and 4 of the Clause 8 of the Terms.

11. ACCOUNT TERMINATION/USER DISQUALIFICATION


【1】In case we find you commit any of the following actions, we shall, without a notice, delete any or all of journals, photographs, personal information, and all other data you have produced and published on the website (“User Data") and/or terminate your user account permanently.

1, Submitting inaccurate or false information during the user account registration.

2, Accessing to and using the Service dishonestly, including but not limited to by allowing a third party to use your Password, etc. or using a third party’s Password, etc.

3, Submitting and publishing false, unlawful or inappropriate information against other Users and/or the company.

4, Making a direct contract with another User (if you are a Guest, with a Planner; if you are a Planner, with a Guest) that is similar to the Service but not made through the Service.

5, Using the Service for solely seeking romantic or sexual relationships, including but not limited to by exchanging direct or indirect contact information with which you can contact other Users not through the Service.

6, Transmitting Siori posted or previously posted by other Planners under your name, copying or creating derivative works of Siori produced by other Planners and/or claiming the credit of such derivative materials.

7, Submitting any materials we deem obscene, profane, discriminative or inappropriate under normal social conventions.

8, Belonging to the Anti Social Forces or being engaged in socially condemnable relationships with the Anti Social Forces.

9, Threatening, defaming, following, stalking or committing other actions we deem inappropriate or harassment against other Users inside and outside the Service.

10, Hindering us from conducting business and offering the Service.

11, Being concluded as inappropriate or inadequate as a User by us. For example, as a Planner, submitting Siori significantly lacking the propriety and/or being complained by other Users.

12, Violating copyrights, portrait rights and/or any other rights belonging to the company or any third parties.

13, Accessing to or using the Service for any purposes other than our purpose specified in the Clause 3 of the Terms. For example, advertising or promoting your commercial goods/service on the website (except for advertisements officially permitted by us), soliciting other Users into certain religions, political parties or political thoughts.

14, Not responding to us within 30 days from the day following the day on which we contact you by emails, etc.

15, Violating any or all of the terms and conditions of these Terms.

16, Trying to re-register as a User after you have once been disqualified from the Service.

17, Being considered as inadequate to keep your user account registration by us.




【2】In the event that we at our sole discretion delete your User Data and/or terminate your user account, you are not authorized to object, claim or complain against the company. In addition, we disclaim any and all liability for damages or losses you incur as a result of our deleting your User Data and/or terminate your user account registration




【3】Even after we delete your User Data and/or terminate your user account with a reason specified in the Section 1, as set forth in the Section 2 of the Clause 8 of the Terms, in case we already obtain the right to claim the System Usage Fees, we shall process the procedure regardless of the date on which you are disqualified, based on the Section 3 and 4 of the Clause 8 of the Terms.

12. INDEMNIFICATION


1, In the event that we incur damages or losses as a result of your use of the Service, whether accidental or intentional, you are fully liable for our monetary losses, including but not limited to lost profits and attorneys’ fees.

2, In the event that disputes occur amongst Users or arising from or relating to the Service and we are sued or claimed an indemnification by a relevant party, another party shall take responsibility for defending and indemnifying the company for any losses, claims, compensation, proceeding fees, attorneys’ fees and any other monies required to solve the problem.

13. TERMS MODIFICATION


1, We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to modify these Terms at any time without prior notice when deemed necessary. Nevertheless, if the modified Terms include material changes to existent Users, especially with regard to their rights, remedies, and obligations, we shall inform you before the changes taking effect by email, notices on the website or whatever means we consider is the most appropriate.

2, The continued access to or use of the Service constitutes acceptance of the modified Terms. Additionally, based on the preceding clause, if you do not withdraw from the Service within 30 days from the day following the day on which we notify the modification, you are deemed to have accepted the changes after that period.

14. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OWNERSHIP


1, In addition to all rights including copyrights and intellectual property rights, all contents and information on the website, including but not limited to, our ideas, expertise and concepts are proprietary to the company and our suppliers and providers.

2, We and our licensors exclusively retain all rights. Upon use of the Service, you acknowledge that the user account registration by no means transfers our rights to you. Accordingly, it is expressly prohibited to copy, modify, display or use our logo, journals, images, and any other contents and information obtained from or through the website elsewhere without our prior written permission.

15. CONTACTING SIORI


In order to contact us, you may use the contact form on the website. We shall decline any other means of communication.

16. GOVERNING LAW


These Terms and Service, including the account registration, service use, withdrawal, and any other matters regarding the Service shall be governed in accordance with the laws of Japan.

17. JURISDICTION


The Fukuoka District (Summary) Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the first instance with respect to all disputes arising from or relating to the Terms and Service, including the user account registration, service use, withdrawal, and any other matters regarding the Service.

※ These Terms of Service are translated from the original Terms of Service written in Japanese. In case any errors or mistakes in the Terms are found, we shall modify those at our sole discretion without prior notice. For further details, please refer to the original Terms of Service, Japanese edition.