K-CIP Forum Rules

Article 1
Name
The name of this BBS shall be "K-CIP Forum."

Article 2
Administration
K-CIP Forum shall be administered by the K-CIP secretariat.

Article 3
Objective
The objective of K-CIP Forum shall be to facilitate the expansion of opportunities to invest in the Kansai region through the exchange of useful, "living" information between all parties including domestic and overseas businesses interested in investing in the Kansai region, administrative bodies looking to attract investing businesses, as well as service providers.

Article 4
Definition of user
For the purposes hereof, a "user" shall be defined as any individual that uses any service provided in the name of K-CIP Forum (hereinafter referred to as "the Services").

Article 5
Agreement
Users shall use the Services pursuant to the terms and conditions provided in this K-CIP Forum Rules hereof (hereinafter referred to as "the Forum Rules"), and shall be deemed to have agreed to the terms and conditions herein upon using such Services. The Forum Rules is subject to change where such change is necessary; in such case, K-CIP secretariat shall notify users of the details of such changes by posting such details on K-CIP Forum, and such changes shall come into force from such time as they are posted.

Article 6
Registration
All users shall register with K-CIP from the registration screen provided in order to use the Services, wherein registering users shall provide their e-mail addresses, nationality and other required information. Each user shall bear responsibility for the administration of his or her ID and password issued upon registration.

Article 7
Prohibitions
Users shall be prohibited from committing any act set forth below when using the Services. In the event that a user makes a post on K-CIP Forum that is deemed to constitute any of the acts set forth below, the K-CIP secretariat may remove such post from K-CIP Forum, provided, however, that K-CIP secretariat shall not bear any obligation to monitor or delete posts on K-CIP Forum, nor shall it bear any responsibility whatsoever for any damages incurred by any user or third party through K-CIP not deleting a post, posts, or any part thereof from K-CIP Forum.
i.
Breach any copyright, right of portrait, or any other intellectual property right of any other user, third party, or K-CIP Forum, or commit any act which may do so.
ii.
Breach any property or privacy of any other user, third party, or K-CIP Forum, or commit any act which may do so.
iii.
Cause any disadvantage or damage to any other user, third party, or K-CIP Forum, or commit any act which may do so.
iv.
Buy, sell, assign, transfer, or receive any personal information pertaining to any other user or any third party, or commit any act which may constitute the foregoing.
v.
Breach public order and morals, or commit any act which may do so, or supply to any other user or third party any information which may do so.
vi.
Buy, sell, assign, transfer, receive or post any information deemed to be harmful to minors, or commit any act which may constitute the foregoing.
vii.
Breach any law or regulation, commit any crime or any act which may lead to a crime, or commit any act which may constitute the foregoing.
viii.
Supply false information or any information which may be false.
ix.
Assume the identity of any other individual to send, receive, or post any information.
x.
Commit any other act that the K-CIP secretariat deems inappropriate.

Article 8
Indemnification
The K-CIP secretariat makes no warrants or guarantees pertaining to the accuracy of any information supplied under the Services, and shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for any site to which a link is provided in the Services, nor the contents of any such site. In the event that any user causes damage to any other user or any third party, or in the event that any dispute arises between any user and any third party through his or her use of the Services, such user shall resolve such matter at his or her own responsibility and expense, and the K-CIP secretariat shall bear no responsibility whatsoever in relation to such matter. In the event that the K-CIP secretariat incurs expenses in relation to any such complaint or matter, the pertinent user shall compensate the K-CIP secretariat for such expenses.

Article 9
Regulation and suspension of use
The K-CIP secretariat may, at its own discretion, amend, edit, or suspend the Services or any link, or may restrict access thereto, or terminate the Services without prior notice. The K-CIP secretariat shall bear no responsibility whatsoever for any other damages incurred as a result of any long-term suspension of the Services as a result of unavoidable circumstances including but not limited to mechanical malfunction.

Article 10
Logout
In the event that multiple users use the Services severally from a single, common computer, each such user shall log out (close all browsers such user is logged into) upon completion of each occasion on which he or she uses the Services in order to maintain security.

Article 11
Privacy policy
Except in the circumstances provided for below, personal information of registered users shall not be supplied or disclosed to any third party without the consent of pertinent users.
i.
Such information is required by law or legal procedure to be supplied or disclosed.
ii.
It becomes necessary to supply or disclose such information in order to protect the rights or property of K-CIP Forum.
iii.
Emergency situations in which it becomes necessary to supply or disclose such information in order to protect public safety or any registered user of the Services.
iv.
Any situation in which it is deemed necessary, as a result of reasonable causes, to supply or disclose such information in order for the K-CIP secretariat to maintain the Service.

Article 12
Governing law
The establishment, effect, performance, and construction of the Forum Rules shall be governed by the laws of Japan.

Article 13
Jurisdiction
The Osaka District Court shall be the court of jurisdiction in the first instance for any dispute that arises between the K-CIP secretariat and any user pertaining to any service provided through K-CIP Forum or pertaining to the Forum Rules.

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