Terms of use

The Oho Trading corporate site (hereinafter, referred to as “the/this site”) is operated by Oho Trading Corp. (hereinafter, referred to as “we” or the like). Before using this site, please read the following terms of use and consent to it. When a customer uses this site, we take it as given that the customer consents to all the terms of use. If a page on this site has additional terms of use, please carefully read it likewise and consent to it before using the site.

Article 1 (Scope of terms of use)

  1. The terms of use of this site (hereinafter, referred to as “the terms”) shall be applied to the use of an information provision service on this site and internet services of various businesses on this site (collectively referred to as “the services”).
  2. Business-by-business rules that we separately stipulate for the services shall each constitute part of the terms.
  3. If there is any difference between the terms and the rules, the rules apply on a priority basis.

Article 2 (Authority to delete and change)

  1. When we see necessity, we shall be able to change, suspend, or terminate services any time without notice to customers.
  2. At our own discretion, we shall be able to change the terms and update, make an addition to, change, or delete the content of the site without advance notice to customers.
  3. We shall not take any responsibility for customers regarding a change in the content of the site, suspension of the site, and termination thereof.

Article 3 (User environment arrangement)

  1. Customers shall prepare devices, software, communication lines etc. for using the site on their own responsibility and at their own cost.
  2. Customers shall take security measures for preventing computer virus infection etc. on their own responsibility and at their own cost.
  3. The site may have content that using “cookie” in order to use the Internet more effectively for better services.
    Cookie can identify computers of browser users. However, it cannot identify specific individuals. Besides, no third person can access our cookie. Depending on your browser, at your discretion, you can configure the browser to refuse to receive cookie or make the browser display a warning when receiving cookie. Please note that in these cases, some functions may be restricted.
  4. Please also note that depending on your browser settings, the browser may not be able to display pages properly or some functions may not be available.

Article 4 (Prohibited acts)

Regarding the use of the site, we prohibit the following acts of customers. We shall be able to take necessary measures such as giving a notice and a warning when a customer violates this. We shall not take any responsibility for customers’ damage and disadvantage due to such our measures.

  1. 1.Acts that infringe our intellectual properties.
  2. 2.Acts that damage our honor or trust, unjustly discriminate someone, or defame someone.
  3. 3.An act of infringing our privacy right.
  4. 4.An act of disclosing our personal information without our advance permission.
  5. 5.Acts that infringe or may infringe our properties.
  6. 6.An act of causing our economic damage.
  7. 7.Acts accompanying violence or threatening behaviors against us.
  8. 8.An act of feigningly buying an item without real intention to buy it.
  9. 9.Sales/advertising activities on the site.
  10. 10.Acts of spreading false information, using a fraudulent means, or using power.
  11. 11.Making an unreasonable request beyond legal responsibility.
  12. 12.An act of intentionally using defects on the site.
  13. 13.An act of fraudulently manipulating a service by using a technical means.
  14. 14.An act of unnecessarily making similar inquiries to us.
  15. 15.Vandalism and spamming.
  16. 16.Acts of disrupting public order or public morals.
  17. 17.Acts of bringing about obstacles to the operation of the site or to the system thereof.
  18. 18.Acts of violating the terms.
  19. Other acts that we regard as inappropriate.

Article 5 (Copyrights)

How our content is expressed on the site, creative content on the site such as explanations, and original images are protected as our copyrights as is the case with commercially available books. We prohibit unauthorized use, duplication, and modification thereof beyond the extent permitted by law.

Article 6 (Intellectual properties)

  1. Customers shall agree that we own all the intellectual properties regarding our provided content on the site and profit generated therefrom.
  2. An act of using the content without our permission is regulated under the Trade Mark Act etc. except for cases permitted by law. When you wish to use it, therefore, please contact us to obtain our permission in advance.

Article 7 (Restriction of use)

  1. Customers shall agree that we own all the intellectual properties regarding our provided content on the site and profit generated therefrom.
    1. 1.When we determine that a customer’s use of the site may, for example, spread a computer virus or result in mass mailing to harm us or a third party.
    2. 2.When we cannot contact a customer via email.
    3. 3.Other cases where we consider it is necessary to restrict a customer’s use of the site.
  2. We shall not take any responsibility for customers regarding the restriction of use.

Article 8 (Limitations of guarantee)

We do not guarantee the following items.

  1. 1.Absence of troubles and failures of customers’ PCs due to the use of the service.
  2. 2.Accuracy of the content and faultlessness of goods.
  3. 3.Absence of infringement of a third party’s right.
  4. 4.Continuation of the service.
  5. 5.Assuring product reliability and effects.
  6. 6.Satisfaction of customers’ requirements through their use of the site.
  7. 7.Absence of interruptions or errors during the use of the service.

Article 9 (Disclaimer)

  1. We shall not get involved in customers’ PC environments or take any responsibility for them.
  2. We shall not take any responsibility for damage caused by a change in the service, interruption of the service, or termination thereof.
  3. We shall not take any responsibility for damage regarding browsing of the site due to an unexpected factor.
  4. We shall not be obliged to respond to, e.g., reply to or consider ideas, comments, etc. sent at our email address shown on the site or sent via the inquiry form thereon.
  5. We shall not be also obliged to preserve confidentiality of the ideas and concepts or to evaluate or adopt them.
  6. Besides, even if we adopt those ideas or similar ones, we shall not take any responsibility for payment for them etc.

Article 10 (Liability for compensation)

We shall not take any responsibility for compensating for damage caused by the use of the service. Besides, even if we are notified in advance of a possibility of opportunity loss, suspension of operations, or any other damages to customers (including indirect damages and lost profits), we shall not take any responsibility for it.

Article 11 (Means of giving notice)

  1. When we see the necessity of contacting a customer, in principle, we contact the customer by email or phone at the email address or phone number registered by the customer.
  2. Even if a customer uses a phone number or email address other than those registered with us and accordingly suffers damage or disadvantage, we shall not take any responsibility for it.
  3. Even if a customer suffers disadvantage or damage due to a delay or nondelivery of our phone call or email, we shall not take any responsibility for it for any reason whatsoever.
  4. When a customer sees the necessity of contacting us, the customer shall contact us by email or phone in principle.
  5. Please note in advance that during temporary closing in summer, winter, and Golden Week holidays, our response by phone or email may be delayed.

Article 12 (Applicable laws)

The terms shall be compliant with the laws of Japan.

Article 13 (Court of jurisdiction)

As for a dispute related to the terms between us and a customer, a court with jurisdiction over the Osaka District Court shall be the agreement jurisdictional court for the first trial.

Privacy Policy

Article 1 (General)

  1. Oho Trading Corp. (hereinafter, referred to as “we” and the like) operating the Oho Trading Corp. corporate site (hereinafter, referred to as “this/the service”) shall respect the privacy of users (hereinafter, referred to as “customers etc.”) of this service and pay careful attention to management of personal information of customers etc.
  2. We stipulate a policy to responsibly protect personal information of customers etc. as below to implement, maintain, and continuously improve measures. We shall observe laws related to personal information protection and other related rules.

Article 2 (Definition)

  1. “Personal information” refers to information regarding living individuals containing names, birth dates, etc. that allow the identification of specific individuals (including information that can be easily checked against another information and thereby allows the identification of specific individuals).

Article 3 (Collection of personal information)

  1. We shall obtain personal information by legitimate fair means and shall not fraudulently obtain it against the intention of customers etc.
  2. When collecting personal information, we shall notify customers etc. of our utilization purpose or announce it in advance.

Article 4 (Our use of cookie etc.)

  1. By referring to cookie, IP addresses, etc., we may collect preference information, history information, and information related to the privacy of customers etc.
  2. By configuring a browser to disable cookie etc., customers etc. can refuse our use of cookie etc. In this case, however, customers etc. need to pay attention to a possibility of a trouble that arises when checking utilization situations of services.

Article 5 (Utilization purposes of personal information)

  1. We shall use personal information etc. collected from customers etc. for the following purposes.
    1. (1)To introduce our service to customers etc.
    2. (2)To provide our service to customers etc.
    3. (3)To ask customers etc. opinions and impressions on our service
    4. (4)To respond to opinions and inquiries from customers etc.
    5. (5)To prepare a statistical material classified by the attributes (ages, addresses, etc.) of customers etc.
    6. (6)To check the legality of account numbers at financial institutions and the validity of credit cards etc. of customers etc. in settlement etc.

Article 6 (Provision of personal information to a third party)

  1. According to the Personal Information Protection Law, we shall not disclose or provide collected personal information etc. to a third party without advance permission of customers etc. However, this shall not apply to the following cases.
    1. (1)When the disclosure is allowed by a law.
    2. (2)When the disclosure is demanded by a law.
    3. (3)When it is difficult to obtain consent from a person concerned in a case where the disclosure is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual.
    4. (4)When the disclosure is demanded by an official organization such as the police, a prosecutor, a court, and a consumer affairs bureau.
    5. (5)When we outsource operations to an affiliated company with an NDA in order to achieve the utilization purpose of the service.

Article 7 (Management of personal information etc.)

  1. According to the Personal Information Protection Law, we shall strictly manage personal information etc. to try to preserve confidentiality. However, we shall not guarantee customers etc. the perfect prevention of leakage, loss, falsification, etc. of information.
  2. When disclosing personal information of customers etc. to an outsourcing contractor, we shall request the contractor to properly handle and manage the disclosed personal information.

Article 8 (Maintenance of recency and accuracy of personal information etc.)

  1. We shall try to maintain personal information etc. of customers etc. accurate and newest to the extent necessary for the achievement of the utilization purposes.

Article 9 (Reference etc. by customers etc.)

  1. When we are requested by customers etc. to provide, correct, make an addition to, delete, suspend the use of, or erase their personal information, we shall confirm their identities. We shall respond to their requests within a reasonable period after confirming their identities.

Article 10 (Changes of the utilization purposes etc.)

  1. Changes of the personal information protection policy such as changes of the personal information utilization purposes and a personal information management method shall be effective at the point when we post a new personal information protection policy on the service.

Article 11 (Disclaimer)

  1. Even if a third party obtains personal information of customers etc., we shall not take any responsibility for it in the following cases.
    1. (1)When customers etc. disclose their personal information to a third party by using a function of the service or by another means.
    2. (2)When customers etc. permit a third party to obtain their personal information ex-post facto.
    3. (3)When a third party obtains personal information from another site linked to this service.
  2. We shall not take any responsibility for privacy protection on a website linked to this service. Customers etc. shall visit such a website linked to this service at their own risk.
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