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Terms of Service

Welcome to this Website hosted and operated by DUITS. Following are the terms and conditions that govern your use of this site.

THESE TERMS OF USE CONSTITUTE A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND DUITS (“DUITS,” “WE” OR “OUR”). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT (“AGREEMENT”) IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE YOU CONTINUE TO USE THIS WEBSITE. BY USING THIS WEBSITE, YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE. YOU ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE PERSON OR ENTITY THAT HAS STORED ITS ASSETS ON THIS WEBSITE AND GRANTED YOU ACCESS THERETO (THE “ASSET PROVIDER”) IS A THIRD PARTY BENEFICIARY OF THIS AGREEMENT.

Ownership of this Website

All of the content featured or displayed on this website, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, illustrations and software (“Content”), is owned by DUITS, or their respective licensors and content providers. All elements of this website, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Except as explicitly permitted under this or another written agreement with DUITS, or one of their subsidiaries or content providers, you may not download, copy, duplicate, adapt, modify, compile, decompile, reverse engineer, retransmit or otherwise reproduce, alter or distribute any portion or element of this website or its Content via any means. This website, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of DUITS, or their respective licensors and content providers, unless otherwise expressly agreed.

Authorized Use

You may only use this website for lawful purposes. You understand and acknowledge that you may not use any Content (including photographic images and moving images) made available to you through this Site without prior written authorization from DUITS, or their respective licensors and content providers. Provided you have such written authorization, you may only use the Content for the specific purposes and in the manner described in your written agreement with DUITS, or their respective licensors and content providers.

You agree not to allow access to or use of this website by any third parties that are not authorized users of this website or for any unlawful purpose.

You shall indemnify DUITS, and their respective subsidiaries, affiliates, content providers and licensors against any losses, expenses, costs or damages incurred by any or all of them as a result of your breach of the terms of this Agreement, your unlawful use of this website, or your unauthorized use of the Content and related rights.

Information Collected from This Site

Please refer to our Privacy Policy for details regarding the information that we may collect from you on this website.

How We Use Your Information

The Privacy Policy explains how we use information collected from you from this website.

License

If you share content via the Service (e.g. in the contributions under an article) you provide DUITS an eternal, unconditional license to publish, publish further, multiply, save or use this content, or a part thereof, in any other way.

Releasing information

DUITS has the right at all times to make information public for the purposes of (i) defending itself in legal proceedings, (ii) obeying a court order, (iii) complying with all government legislation, regulations or requests, (iv) protecting national security, defense, public safety and public health and (v) upholding the user agreement.

Use

As a condition for the use of the Service, you agree not to offer information, data or content via DUITS that:

a) promotes racism, violence or hate;

b) is false or misleading;

c) breaches intellectual property rights;

d) violates privacy rights;

e) breaches any legislation or regulations;

f) imitates or pretends to have a relationship with a person or entity;

g) enters non-public or secure areas of the Service;

h) sends viruses, worms, junk mail, spam, chain letters, unsolicited offers or advertisements of any nature and for whatever purpose;

i) investigates, scans or tests the vulnerability of the Service or another related system or network, or violates any security or authentication.

DUITS retains the right to remove your contributions or to deny you the ability to post a response if your responses do not comply with the aforementioned guidelines or if you obstruct our work in any way.

Reservation of Rights

We reserve the right to request that you remove all links or any particular link to our Website. You approve to immediately remove all links to our Website upon request. We also reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions and it’s linking policy at any time. By continuously linking to our Website, you agree to be bound to and follow these linking terms and conditions.

Trademarks

DUITS and the DUITS logo are trademarks of DUITS.

Disclaimers

THIS WEBSITE AND ITS CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” AND DUITS EXCLUDES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. YOU AGREE THAT DUITS, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, CONTENT PROVIDERS, AFFILIATES AND OTHER REPRESENTATIVES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OF, YOUR INABILITY TO USE, OR THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS WEBSITE OR CONTENT, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, COMPENSATORY, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, LOST PROFITS, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS EMBODIED ON, OR IN THE MATERIALS OF, THIS WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED OR WITHOUT ERROR. YOU, NOT DUITS, ASSUME THE ENTIRE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION DUE TO YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

DUITS uses reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy, correctness and reliability of the Content, but do not make any representations or warranties as to the Content’s accuracy, correctness or reliability.

This website may contain links to other websites; however, to the extent that these other websites are not controlled by DUITS, DUITS shall not be responsible for any content contained on any such website or any loss suffered by you in relation to your use of such websites. You waive any and all claims against DUITS regarding the inclusion of links to outside websites or your use of those websites.

Some countries do not permit the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for certain categories of damages. Therefore, some or all of the limitations above may not apply to you to the extent they are prohibited or superseded by state or national provisions.

Governing Law and Venue

This Agreement shall be interpreted, construed and governed by the laws of Japan, without reference to its laws relating to conflicts of law. Venue for all disputes arising under this Agreement shall lie exclusively in Japan. Users of this website agree that any and all disputes arising from the use of this website, or the use of Contents accessed from this website, shall be settled by binding arbitration. Notwithstanding the foregoing, DUITS shall have the right to commence and prosecute any legal or equitable action or proceeding before any non-Japanese court of competent jurisdiction to obtain injunctive or other relief in the event that, in the opinion of DUITS such action is necessary or desirable.

No waiver, Severability

No action of DUITS other than an express written waiver or amendment, may be construed as a waiver or amendment of any of these Terms and Conditions of Use. Should any clause of these Terms and Conditions of Use be found unenforceable, wherever possible this will not affect any other clause and each will remain in full force and effect.

The last version of this statement was published on: July 6, 2021.