Terms and Conditions

The Terms & Conditions (hereinafter the "Terms”) prescribe the conditions for use of the website “Japan Hoppers” (hereinafter the "Website”) created and managed by F-ness Corporation (hereinafter “F-ness”). Users of the Website (hereinafter the "Users”) may use the Website provided that they agree with the Terms.

The original language of the Terms is Japanese; in the event that there is a discrepancy in the interpretation of the original Japanese text and the English language translation, the original Japanese text shall take priority.

About this Website

  1. Through this Website, F-ness introduces to the Users tourist information about Japan in the form of articles and visual content.
  2. This Website is free. However, all costs incurred to access the Internet, which is necessary to use this website, shall be borne by the Users. Should this Website begin to charge a fee for usage, the Users will be contacted in advance.
  3. Information on this Website (including adding and cancellation of articles and services) may be removed without prior notice.

Forbidden items

When using the Website, the Users shall not commit any of the following acts:

  • Acts that violate or may violate the provisions of the Terms
  • Acts that violate any law or public order and morality
  • Acts related to any criminal behavior
  • Acts that interfere with the operation of the Website
  • Acts that destroy or interfere with the functioning of F-ness’s server or network
  • Acts that directly or indirectly benefit antisocial forces (organized crime groups) with regard to F-ness’s services
  • Acts that violate the interests or the intellectual property rights, image rights, privacy, honor, or other rights of F-ness and/or other Users of the Website
  • Other acts that are deemed by F-ness to be inappropriate

In the event the violation of these items by the User caused damage to F-ness, F-ness reserves the right to claim compensation for the damage inflicted.

Discontinuation of the Website’s services

  1. In the case that F-ness deems that any of the following reasons apply, all or part of the Website’s services may be discontinued or suspended without prior notification to the Users.
    • Maintenance/inspection or updating of the computer systems used for the maintenance of the Website is being carried out
    • The maintenance of the Website is difficult due to an event of Force Majeure such as an earthquake, lightning strike, fire, electricity blackout, or natural disaster
    • Computers or telecommunication lines, etc. are disconnected due to an accident
    • Other situations in which F-ness determines that maintenance of the Website is difficult
  2. Regardless of the reason, F-ness shall assume no responsibility whatsoever for any disadvantages or damage incurred by the Users or third parties as the result of the discontinuation or suspension of the Website’s maintenance.

Intellectual Property Rights

The content of the Website (text, pictures, videos, voice recordings, programs etc.) are the sole property of F-ness and those deemed appropriate by F-ness. Users shall use information on the Website (including information updated by other parties and sources, hereinafter “Published Information”) for personal use only. Users may not, without permission, replicate, transfer, lend, translate, modify, reproduce, retransmit (including public retransmission) any of the contents of the Website, in whole or in part. The contents shall not be used for transmission, distribution, publication or sales.

Warranties and Disclaimers

  1. F-ness does not explicitly or implicitly guarantee that the Website is free of defects, either practically or legally (including defects related to safety, reliability, accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, applicability to a specific purpose, or security; errors or bugs; or violation of rights). Users shall use the Website at their own discretion.
  2. F-ness shall not be held responsible for damage or troubles caused by the third parties (including links to the Website).
  3. The websites run by the third parties (hereinafter, Third Party websites) may have links to this website. The Users may be taken to other websites via links on this Website; these Third Party websites are not run by F-ness and therefore, shall not be subject to these Terms. User’s access of Third Party websites is under their own discretion and in accordance with the terms of the Third Party’s websites.

Setting up links

Websites that are randomly accessed by the Users may have hyperlinks leading to this Website. In such cases, Users shall be subject to the following provisions. F-ness reserves the right to change the URL of this Website without prior notice to the Users.

  1. Users shall send prior notice to F-ness and request permission to set up a link.
  2. A notice about new links on the Website shall be announced on F-ness’s official website.
  3. Users shall not set up suspicious links that may cause damage to F-ness or this Website.
  4. Users shall not set up links on the Website for personal benefit.
  5. Users shall not use links that may damage F-ness’s intellectual property rights. If Users wish to use any of the content that constitutes F-ness’s intellectual property rights, they shall apply for permission from F-ness. Depending on the circumstances, a fee may be charged for using F-ness’s content.
  6. Should Users receive a request from F-ness to delete a link, they shall do so immediately.

Maintenance of Usage Environment

  1. In using the Website, the Users shall obtain the necessary personal computer, mobile communication equipment, software, and communication tools at their own expense and on their own responsibility.
  2. Users shall take the necessary security measures on their own responsibility to prevent their personal computer, mobile communication equipment, etc. from being infected by a computer virus or protect them from unauthorized access, etc.

Services Provided by Partner Companies

The Website services (including services and content) may be provided by partner companies with which F-ness has business ties. These services and contents may be subject to the Terms of Use of the partner companies providing the Website Services.

Advertisement Display

F-ness shall enable the display of advertising by F-ness or a third party in conjunction with the Website.

Change to the Terms

  1. When deemed necessary, F-ness may change the Terms without prior notification to the Users.
  2. After amendment, the Terms shall be effective from the time they are placed on this website.
  3. When the Users use the Website after there has been a change to the Terms of Use, it shall be deemed that the User agrees.

Handling of personal information

F-ness shall handle personal information appropriately in accordance with the prescribed “Privacy Policy”.

Notification and Communications

Notifications and communications between F-ness and the Users shall be carried out in accordance with the methods prescribed by F-ness.

Governing Laws/Jurisdiction

  1. In interpreting the Terms, the governing laws shall be the laws of Japan.
  2. In the case that conflict should arise regarding the Services, exclusive jurisdiction by consent is held by the court with jurisdiction over the district where the head office of F-ness is located.

Established: November 20, 2014
Revised: October 20, 2015