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 The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun,
Ltd., co-organizers, exhibitors, and others on the MF-TOKYO 2023 The 7th METAL FORMING FAIR TOKYO Site
operated by The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. Customers using the MF-TOKYO 2023
using the site.
SECTION 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS
ARTICLE 1. DEFINITIONS
1.1. “Company” refers to The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd.
1.2. “Site” refers to the MF-TOKYO 2023 The 7th METAL FORMING
FAIR TOKYO Site (https://www.mf-tokyo.jp/) operated by the Company.
1.3. “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.
1.4. “Nikkanko ID(Login ID)” refers to the account ID required to use the Services.
1.5. “User” refers to members and visitors.
1.6. “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.
1.7. “Visitor” refers to a company or individual that is not a Member
viewing/using the Site.
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).
Authentication” refers to confirmation of the right to
use the Services using the Individual Authentication Information.
Applicant” refers to a company or group or individual
that is attempting to register as a Member.
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.
1.12. “Terms” refers to terms pertaining to use of the Site and the Services
established between the Company and the User.
1.13. “Contents” refers to text, images, figures, schematics, videos, thumbnails,
data, and the like published on the Site.
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.
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
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
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(Login 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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(Login ID)
ARTICLE 14. MEMBER RESPONSE AS A RESULT OF
14.1. No questions or complaints are accepted from
Members by the Company concerning cancellation of Member registration (usage
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
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
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
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
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
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 May 16, 2023