Picup Terms and Conditions of Use

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The terms and conditions of use shown here (hereinafter referred to as the "Terms and Conditions") set forth the terms between Picup Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") and users (hereinafter referred to as the "User" or "Users" depending upon context) of any services or features (hereinafter referred to as the "Service"), which is provided by the Company.

1. Definitions

The following words and terms shall have the meanings set forth below when they are used in the Terms and Conditions.

1.1. "content(s)"means information such as text, audio files, music, images, videos, software, programs, computer code, and the like.

1.2. "Content(s)"means content(s)that may be accessed through the Service.

1.3. "Submitted Content(s)"means content(s)that Users have submitted, transmitted, or uploaded.

1.4. "Separate Terms and Conditions" means documents released or uploaded by the Company that pertain to the Service, under the title "agreement," "guideline," "policy," and the like.

2. Agreement to Terms and Conditions

2.1. All Users shall use the Service in accordance with the terms stated in the Terms and Conditions. Users may not use the Service unless they agree to the Terms and Conditions. Such agreement is valid and irrevocable.

2.2. Minors may use the Service only with consent from their parents or legal guardian. Furthermore, if Users use the Service on behalf of, or for the purposes of a business enterprise, then that business enterprise shall also be deemed to have agreed to the Terms and Conditions. Such agreement is valid and irrevocable.

2.3. By actually using the Service, Users are deemed to have agreed to the Terms and Conditions. Such agreement is valid and irrevocable.

2.4. If there are Separate Terms and Conditions for the Service, Users also shall comply with such Separate Terms and Conditions as well as the Terms and Conditions.

3. Account

3.1. Users, when providing information about him/herself to the Company, shall provide genuine, accurate, and complete information while using the Service, and keep such information up-to-date at all times.

3.2. If Users register a password while using the Service, Users shall exercise due care and responsibility in order for the password not to be used in an unlawful manner. The Company may treat all activities conducted with the password as activities that have been conducted by the holder of the password him/herself.

3.3. The Company may suspend or delete a User's account without giving prior notice to the User.

3.4. The Company reserves the right to delete any account that has been inactive for a period of a year or more since its last activation, without any prior notice to the User.

3.5. Users' rights to use the service shall expire when their account has been deleted for any reason. The account cannot be retrieved even if Users have accidentally deleted their account, and the Company asks Users to be aware of this.

3.6. The Company is not obligated to retain any information related to Users after the account has been deleted.

3.7. Each account in the Service is for the exclusive use and belongs solely to the owner of the account. Users may not transfer or lend their accounts to any third party nor may their accounts be inherited by any third party.

4. Privacy

4.1. The Company places its highest priority on the privacy of its Users.

4.2. The Company promises to protect the privacy and personal information of its users in accordance with the Picup Privacy Policy.

4.3. The Company promises to exercise the utmost care and attention regarding its security measures for the continued security of any and all User information.

5. Provision of the Service

5.1. Subject to these Terms and our policies, the Company grants Users a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, and revocable license to use our Service.

5.2. Users shall abide by the appropriate conditions when using Contents which are subject to additional fees and periods of use. Notwithstanding situations where phrases such as "Purchase," "Sales," and the like appear on the Service screens, the Company shall remain the holder of all intellectual property rights as well as all other rights in the Contents offered to Users by the Company, and such rights shall not be transferred to Users.

5.3. Users shall not use the Contents beyond the scope of the intended use of the Contents in the Service (including but not limited to copying, transmission, reproduction, modification).

5.4. Users shall supply the necessary PC, mobile phone device, communication device, operating system, and data connection necessary for using the Service under Users' own responsibility and at Users' own expense.

5.5. The Company reserves the right to limit access to the whole or part of the Service depending upon conditions that the Company considers necessary, such as age, identification, current membership status, and the like.

5.6. The Company reserves the right to modify or cease, at the Company's own discretion, the whole or part of the Service at anytime without any prior notice to the Users.

5.7. The Company reserves the right to provide Users with advertisements for the Company or a third party, through the Service.

5.8. The Service may contain links to third-party websites, advertisers, services, special offers, or other events or activities that are not owned or controlled by the Company. The Company does not endorse or assume any responsibility for any such third-party sites, information, materials, products, or services. If you access any third party website, service, or content from the Service, you do so at your own risk and you agree that the Company will have no liability arising from your use of or access to any third-party website, service, or content.

5.9. The Company places its highest priority on the security of its Users. While the Company works to protect the security of its Users’ content and account, the Company cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will not be able to defeat our security measures.

6. Contents

6.1. The User retains all rights in, and is solely responsible for, his/her Submitted Contents.

6.2. The User grants the Company and its users a non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable, sublicensable, worldwide license to use, store, display, reproduce, modify, create derivative works, perform, and distribute his/her Submitted Contents solely for the purposes of operating, developing, providing, and using the Service.

6.3. The Company reserves the right to check, restrict or delete, at the Company's own discretion, the Submitted Contents at anytime without any prior notice to the Users. However, the Company is not obligated to conduct such investigations.

6.4. If Users wish to back-up the whole or part of the Submitted Contents, they will need to do so themselves. The Company will not undertake the obligation of backing up any of the Submitted Contents.

7. Restrictions

Users shall not engage in the following when using the Service.

7.1. Activities that violate the law, court verdicts, resolutions or orders, or administrative measures that are legally binding.

7.2. Activities that may hinder public order or customs.

7.3. Activities that infringe intellectual property rights, such as copyrights, trademarks and patents, fame, privacy, and all other rights of the Company and/or a third party granted by the law or contract.

7.4. Activities that post or transmit violent or sexual expressions; expressions that lead to discrimination by race, national origin, creed, sex, social status, family origin, etc.; expressions that induce or encourage suicide, self-injury behavior, or drug abuse; or anti-social expressions that include anti-social content and lead to the discomfort of others.

7.5. Activities that lead to the misrepresentation of the Company and/or a third party, or intentionally spread false information.

7.6. Activities such as sending messages indiscriminately to numerous Users (except for those approved by the Company), or any other activities deemed to be spamming by the Company.

7.7. Activities that exchange the right to use the Contents into cash, property or other economic benefits without Company's authorization.

7.8. Activities that use the Service for sales, marketing, advertisement, soliciting or other commercial purposes (except for those approved by the Company); use the Service for the purpose of sexual conducts or obscene acts; use the Service for the purpose of meeting a person for sexual encounters; use the Service for the purpose of harassments or libelous attacks against other Users; or use the Service for purposes other than the Service's true intent.

7.9. Activities that benefit or collaborate with anti-social groups.

7.10. Activities that are related to religious activities or invitations to certain religious groups.

7.11. Activities that illegally or improperly lead to the collection, disclosure, or provision of other's personal information, registered information, user history, or the like.

7.12. Activities that interfere with the servers and/or network systems of the Service; that abuse the Service by means of BOTs, cheat tools, or other technical measures; that deliberately use defects of the Service; that make unreasonable inquires and/or undue claims such as repeatedly asking the same question beyond the necessity, and that interfere with the Company's operation of the Service or Users' use of the Service.

7.13. Activities that aid or encourage any activity stated in Clauses 1 to 12 above.

7.14. Other activities that are deemed by the Company to be inappropriate.

8. User Responsibility

8.1. Users shall use this Service at his/her own risk, and shall bear all responsibility for actions carried out and their results upon this Service.

8.2. The Company may take measures that the Company considers necessary and appropriate, if the Company acknowledges that a User is using the service in a way which violates the Terms and Conditions. However, the Company shall not be responsible for correcting or preventing such violation towards Users or others.

8.3. In the case where the Company has suffered loss/damage or has been charged an expense (including but not limited to lawyer's fees) directly or indirectly (including but not limited to cases where the Company has been sued for damages by a third party) due to the User violating applicable laws or the Terms and Conditions while using the Service, the User shall immediately compensate the Company upon its request.

9. The Company's Exemption of Liability

9.1. The Company does not expressly or impliedly guarantee that the Service (including the Contents) are free from de facto or legal flaws (including but not limited to stability, reliability, accuracy, integrity, effectiveness, fitness for certain purposes, security-related faults, errors, bugs, or infringements of rights). The Company shall not be responsible for providing the Service without such defects.

9.2. The Company shall not be responsible for any damages inflicted upon Users in relation to the use of the Service. However, if the agreement (including but not limited to the Terms and Conditions) between the Company and Users regarding the Service shall be deemed as a consumer contract under the Consumer Contract Law in Japan, then this exemption clause shall not be applied.

9.3. Notwithstanding the condition stated in clause 9.2 above, the Company shall not be responsible for any indirect, special, incidental, consequential or punitive damages (including but not limited to such damages that the Company or Users predicted or could have predicted) with respect to the Company's contractual default or act of tort due to the Company's negligence (except for gross negligence). The compensation for ordinary damages in respect to the Company's contractual default or act of tort due to the Company's negligence (except for gross negligence) shall be limited to the total amount of received fees from the User in the particular calendar month in which such damages occurred.

10. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

10.1. For any dispute the User have with the Company, the User agree to first contact the Company and attempt to resolve the dispute with the Company informally.

10.2. Where the Company has provided Users with a translation of the Japanese language version of the Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as "Japanese Version"), the Japanese Version will govern the relationship between Users and the Company. In the event of a contradiction between the Japanese Version and a translation, the provisions in the Japanese Version shall take precedence over any other translation. These Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of Japan. Conflicts that arise from the Service or conflicts between Users and the Company related to the Service will be governed primarily under the exclusive jurisdiction of the District Court of Tokyo or the Tokyo Summary Court.

11. General Terms

11.1. The Company reserves the right to determine the form and means of providing notifications to Users, and Users agree to receive notices electronically if the Company so chooses.

11.2. The Company may modify the Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions when the Company deems necessary, without providing prior notice to Users. The modification will become effective once the modified Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions are posted on an appropriate location within the website operated by the Company. Users shall be deemed to have granted valid and irrevocable consent to the modified Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions by continuing to use the Service. Users shall refer to the Terms and Conditions on a regular basis when using the Service, since a separate notification regarding the modification to Terms and Conditions may not be provided.

11.3. The Terms and Conditions, and any rights and licenses granted hereunder, may not be transferred or assigned by Users, but may be assigned by the Company without restriction. Any attempted transfer or assignment in violation hereof shall be null and void.

11.4. The Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions, together with the Privacy Policy and any amendments and any additional agreements Users may enter into with the Company in connection with the Service, shall constitute the entire agreement between Users and the Company concerning the Service. If any provision of The Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions is deemed invalid, then that provision will be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary, and the remaining provisions of The Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions will remain in full force and effect.

11.5. No waiver of any term of The Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term, and the Company’s failure to assert any right or provision under The Terms and Conditions or Separate Terms and Conditions shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision.

Last modified: March 27, 2015