Terms of use

Article 1 (SETOUCHI Tourism Authority)
SETOUCHI Tourism Authority (hereafter, the Authority) is an organisation that, based on cooperation between private and government sectors, aims to establish the Setouchi brand through strategic engagement in various ventures, revitalize the local economy through promotion of tourism-related industries by expanding the interaction of the local population, and realize an affluent regional community, so that people both globally and domestically recognize Setouchi as Japan's new, leading and diverse tourist destination, and visit time and again.

Article 2 (Purpose and application of the Terms of Use)
These terms of use apply to the Setouchi information service (hereafter, our Service) provided by the Authority and defines the relationship between our SNS Sites like Facebook Pages or websites(hereafter, our Sites) operated by the Authority in order to provide this Service, the terms that must be observed by all customers who use our Sites, and the Authority. The Authority may also modify these Terms without prior or post notice. All modifications will be posted on our Sites, and by continuing to access or use our Service after we have posted a modification to these Terms, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms.
Further, accompanying the above Terms of Use, stipulations for separate terms (hereafter, Separate Terms) may be set. In this case, the Separate Terms will be treated as a part of these Terms, and in case of any conflicts between these Terms and the Separate Terms, the Separate Terms shall take precedence over these Terms.

Article 3 (Using our Service and responsibility of risk)
The Service is a service for you to view, use, and enjoy articles regarding information on restaurants, tourist attractions, or merchandise sales, and special offers and coupons in Setouchi provided on our Sites by the Authority. Upon use of our Service, you agree that the Authority is not responsible for any liabilities that may occur, regardless of how the Service is used. Unless otherwise specified by Separate Terms, all information, contents, materials, goods, and services you can use through our Sites and our Service are provided by the Authority as is and to the extent that they can be provided. The Authority, unless otherwise specified by Separate Terms, does not represent or warrant in any way, explicitly or implicitly, the operation of our Sites and information, contents, materials, and goods listed on our Sites. You expressly agree to take sole responsibility for using our Service.
Furthermore, you assume that in using our Service, you may need to register an account that will be held on social media provided by Facebook, Inc., etc. In such cases, difficulties may occur upon using our Service due to failures in those services, restrictions of use, and/or restrictions or defects of third party applications for using those services. The Authority will hold no responsibility in the above mentioned cases as well. Additionally, the Authority similarly holds no responsibility for posts related to our Service on such social media sites or any and all liability relating thereto. You shall be responsible for the means of communication necessary to use our Service, information devices, software, etc., including all associated costs.

Article 4 (Regarding suspension of service)
The Authority may stop this Service without notice due to maintenance of the Service, system, design, and/or other modifying work. Further, services may also similarly be stopped temporarily or permanently due to failure or maintenance of systems required for the operation of our Service, as well as accidents and natural disasters. In such cases, the Authority will hold no responsibility for any and all liability relating thereto.

Article 5 (The handling of personal information)
The Authority is deeply aware of the importance of personal information on our Service, consider its thorough protection our greatest responsibility, and the Authority adheres to the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and all related laws and regulations for you to use our Service with confidence.
For settings, security and privacy of your information, please refer to the following pages.
http://setouchitourism.or.jp/sitepolicy/ (Japanese)

Article 6 (Regarding Prohibited Acts)
The following acts are not permitted by users of this service:

•Breaking the Terms of Use
•Criminal acts or acts contrary to public order
•Aiding or inciting criminal acts
•Falsifying information posted on our Service
•Using our Service while impersonating another
•Sending computer viruses or other harmful programs
•Deliberately putting a heavy load on the system
•Infringing on the intellectual property rights, privacy, reputation, trust, and other rights of the Authority, users of our Service, product manufacturers, or third parties
•Profiting from our Service without permission of the Authority
•Soliciting and advertising activities for unrelated groups or services
•Slandering the Authority, users our Service, product manufacturers, or third parties
•Posting false, misleading, or inaccurate information about our Service
•Posting child pornography, indecent materials, using discriminatory language, and other things deemed unacceptable on our Service
•Posting violent or grotesque words or images as well as posting words or images that make other users feel uncomfortable
•Other acts deemed unacceptable by the Authority

In the event of one or more of the above prohibited acts being found, the Authority will, without prior notice, suspend the service of the user(s) concerned, delete the corresponding information, comment, etc., or carry out any other action deemed necessary. Furthermore, the appropriate legal action will be taken as necessary, including providing information to relevant ministries, agencies, or public authorities.

Article 7 (Copyright/Intellectual property rights)
The copyright and any other intellectual property related rights to the information (including images, videos, text, photographs, programs, etc.) of our Service as well as our Sites are granted only to the Authority or rights holders authorized by the Authority.

Article 8 (Citing articles and others)
To cite contents from our website, please follow Article 32 of the Copyright Act. Following cases are not acceptable except gaining the consent of Setouchi Finder.
・Cited parts are the major information instead of the additional information.
・Major contents are consisting of the cited parts.
・Contents are different or changed from the cited parts.
・Original contents and cited parts are not divided clearly.
・Cited parts are not cited properly for coverage, criticism, research, and others.
* Regarding the specific rules for citation, follow the rule to cite contents of Setouchi Finder.

Article 9 (Regarding compensation for damages)
In cases of users, viewers, etc. of our Service in violation of these Terms or who have caused harm or loss to the Authority or a third party, the Authority will request compensation for damages from relevant parties.

Article 10 (The validity of this agreement)
Even if part of these Terms are rendered invalid under judgment of law, the other provisions under these Terms will remain valid. If a part of these Terms are rendered invalid for a specific user or legal entity, for other users and legal entities, the Terms will remain in effect.

The Consumer Contract Act (2000, Article No. 61) Article 2 Paragraph 3 regarding consumer contracts shall not be applied to these or other terms and conditions where the Authority is immune from liability. In such cases, if damages occur for a user, due to the Authority ‘s default or illegal act, the Authority will be held liable with the maximum compensation limit being the direct amount of damages the user has sustained.

Article 11 (Regarding applicable law and court jurisdiction)
These Terms are applicable under Japanese law, and should be interpreted as such. If any dispute between the Authority, users, as well as product manufacturers arises, the Hiroshima District Court will have exclusive jurisdiction as the court of first instance.

Enacted 1st April, 2016
Revised 1st November, 2016(added Article 8)

For any further inquiries, send a message to this Page or send an e-mail to the underwritten
address: staff@setouchifinder.com
* Please understand that, based on the content of the inquiry, there may be cases where an answer cannot be provided.