Terms of Service

1. Introduction
Your use of the services (the "Service") produced by Cooterie Co., Ltd. (the "Company") is subject to these Terms of Service ("Terms"). You must first agree to these Terms before using the services.
2. Definitions
The following words are definitions used in the Terms.
  1. The "Website" illustrates Cooterie (URL: http://cooterie.com/) which is operated by the Company.
  2. The "User" collectively refers to both registered users and guest users.
  3. "Registered user" signifies a user who sends his or her requested information to the Company in order to register for the Website and receives the subsequent approval of the Company.
  4. "Guest user" means a user using the Website without registering first for the Website.
3. Fee
Using and registering for the Website is free.
4. How to register and the period of use upon registration
  1. Anyone using the Website (the "Applicant") must agree to the Terms before applying for membership to the Website based on the established Company procedures.
  2. The Applicant becomes the User after the Company accepts the application and then can use the Service.
  3. Although the application is accepted 24 hours by the Company, there may be cases where the Company does not receive the application. In any case, the Company bears no responsibility.
  4. The Company will not accept applications in the following cases;
  • The Applicant was punished by removing him/her from the Website
  • The Company regards the application as inappropriate
5. User's responsibility
  1. You are fully responsible for the supervision of your own e-mail address, ID, and password. The Company is not liable for any trouble, loss and/or damage caused by third parties gaining access to your information.
  2. If there is a change in your registered information, you must make the appropriate changes to the information through the Website.
  3. You are responsible for managing your own works uploaded on the Website. The Company bears no responsibility for the works.
  4. You bear responsibility for all your actions on the Website.
  5. You must be responsible for your own uploaded works. The Company bears no responsibility for the works in terms of justice, legality, morality, timeliness, qualification, and permission or existence of copyrights.
  6. When conflicts arise between users and a third party regarding information and the Service provided by the Website, the persons concerned are responsible for resolving the conflicts. The Company bears no responsibility for the consequences.
  7. You must manage your own works uploaded to the Website such as by backing them up and the Company makes no guarantee for the safe storage of the works.
  8. You must manage your own ID and password. The Company regards your actions on the Website based on your registered ID and password.
  9. The Company does not engage in the User's computer environment and the Company bears no responsibility related to the User's environment.
6. User's information
  1. The Users cannot have multiple accounts. However, in cases where Users wish to separate their accounts based on their works, given that the Users obey the Terms, they may be allowed as an exception.
  2. The Company prohibits the Users from transferring, selling, or lending their accounts' information including their ID and password.
7. Privacy policy
  1. The company deals with your information based on the Private Information Protection Law and other laws for privacy protection and sets technical measures for safety.
  2. The Company deals with personal information based on the Privacy Policy set by the Company.
8. Prohibited Acts
You must not perform or threaten to perform the following acts. When you violate the following conditions, the Company may terminate or suspend your membership based on Article 10 or Article 11.
  • You violate or may violate the rights of the Company, other users, or a third party.
  • You use slander against the Company, other users, or a third party.
  • You violate the property or privacy of the Company, other users, or a third party.
  • You disadvantage the Company, other users, or a third party.
  • You post discriminatory language against the Company, other users, or a third party.
  • You encourage or plan suicide, group suicide, self-injury behavior, or illicit drug use.
  • You damage the Company's server, operation, and/or network system.
  • You disrupt the management of, or defame the Company's reliability.
  • You engage in crime such as fraud and Ponzi Schemes or violate local laws.
  • You camouflage yourself as the Company.
  • You camouflage yourself as a third party and use the Service.
  • Buying, selling, auction, or any other forms of money transmission
  • Engage in acts deemed offensive to public order and morals
  • Sending or uploading computer viruses
  • Abusing IDs or passwords
  • Collecting other users' information
  • You upload works containing indecent images, child pornography, or child abuse violating laws, ordinances, or the Terms.
  • Indecent or violent acts or acts causing discomfort
  • Soliciting meetings for the purpose of committing sexual or indecent acts
  • Conducting campaigns for elections or on behalf of any organization, and violating laws such as Public Offices Election Act
  • Reprinting of works and information from the Service
  • Any actions the company regards as inappropriate.
9. Dealing with violation
The Company may adopt the following measures to the relevant you when they violate the Terms. In any case, you cannot dissent to the following actions from the Company.
  • Asking you to delete or revise your works
  • Deleting whole or part of your works
  • Hiding your works or changing age limitations of works
  • Terminating the relevant your memberships
  • Not accepting applications from the relevant users
10. Withdrawal
  1. You must apply to the Company for withdrawal if you would like to withdraw from the Service. After internal proceedings the Company will decide if you can withdraw your membership.
  2. The Company can make your withdrawal compulsory from the Service without any announcements when you violate the following acts.
  • You violate the Terms.
  • You falsify your information.
  • You abuse your ID or password or make others use them.
  • You act abusively.
  • The Company regards acts as inappropriate.
11. Disclaimer
  1. You are responsible for posting the appropriate information and permitting and/or claiming legal rights when other users save or copy your works. You must obey laws such as related to copyrights, Obligation of Confidentiality, defamation, and retention of dignity.
  2. Users have to resolve any trouble themselves which are related to the Website. Users must not damage the Company.
  3. The Company bears no responsibility to manage or maintain works uploaded by users.
  4. The Company bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality, morality, timeliness, qualification, and permission or existence of copyrights of uploaded works.
  5. The Company bears no responsibility when users cause trouble or damage related to the Website.
  6. The Company bears no responsibility for other websites' information or behavior when you are passed to other websites from the Website.
  7. The Company has no responsibility, when delays or interruptions of the Website caused by over access or unexpected accidents damage users or a third parties.
  8. The Company bears no responsibility when you are damaged by compulsory withdrawal, deletion of whole or part of your works, or changes of age limitations of works caused by violations of the Terms.
  9. The Company may change, stop, or cancel the Service and the Website without any prior announcements to, or acceptance of, users. The Company bears no responsibility when the change, interruption or abandonment causes damage.
  10. The Company bears no responsibility for any consequences when a third party obtains the User's information in the following cases.
    • You open your information by using the Service.
    • You are identified by other users' uploads.
    • Users' information is transmitted without the Company's fault.
  11. The Company bears no responsibility when you are damaged directly or indirectly by using or not using the Service. You must not pursue any legal actions against the Company.
12. Changes of the Terms
The Company can change the Terms without prior announcements to, or acceptance of users. The changes are valid when the changed Terms are published on the Website except when the Company establishes exceptions.
13. Change, stop or cancel of the Service
  1. The Company may change, stop, or cancel the Service and the Website without any prior announcements to, or acceptance of users. The Company has no responsibility when the change, interruption, or abandonment of the Service causes any damage upon the User.
  2. The Company may stop or cancel whole or part of the Service in the following cases. The Company bears no responsibility when the interruption or abandonment of the Service causes any damage upon the User.
    • Regular maintenance, renewals, emergencies of the Website
    • Managing the Website is difficult because of contingences such as fire, blackout, or natural disasters.
  3. The Company will delete all information related to privacy when the Service is canceled.
14. Separability and non-waiver
  1. The exercise of the rights defined by the Terms or the defaults of the exercise does not signify the abandonment of the rights.
  2. When a given Article is judged as invalid or illegal, other Articles remain valid.
15. Governing law and jurisdiction
  1. The enforceability, interpretation, and validity of the Terms are judged by Japanese laws.
  2. The Company regards the Tokyo District Court as the exclusive agreement jurisdictional court when legal intervention is sought between the Company and the Service users.
  3. The Terms will be interpreted only in Japanese.

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