NHK WORLD-JAPAN App Terms of Use

Introduction

This "NHK WORLD-JAPAN App Terms of Use" (hereinafter referred to as "the Terms") sets forth the terms and conditions to provide "NHK WORLD TV App" (hereinafter referred to as "the App") as application software for smartphones/tablets offered by NHK to its user (hereinafter referred to as "the User") as well as the rights and obligations between the User and NHK for the use of the App.

Article 1 Application of the Terms

  1. By accepting the Terms, the User shall be entitled to use the App. Please be sure to read the Terms prior to use of the App. Upon clicking the Continue button, the User shall be deemed to have accepted the Terms.
  2. The purpose of the Terms is to specify the terms and conditions to provide the App and the rights and obligations between the User and NHK for the use of the App. The Terms shall apply to any and all the relationships between the User and NHK with respect to the use of the App.
  3. In addition to the Terms, the "Terms of Use for NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Internet Services" (here) posted by NHK on the NHK Website shall apply to the relationships between the User and NHK.
  4. In the event of any differences or conflicts among the contents in the Terms, the "Terms of Use for NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Internet Services" and the other instructions, etc. on the App other than the Terms, the provisions in the Terms shall prevail.

Article 2 Purpose of the App

The App provides NHK WORLD-JAPAN programs live and as video on-demand via the Internet. The App also provides news updates as well as emergency information on tsunami and/or earthquake occurred in Japan. Some programs may not be delivered as live and/or on-demand due to restrictions such as copyright. Delivery of emergency information may be delayed due to the Internet features.
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Article 3 Fees and Charges

The use of the App is free of charge.

Article 4 Use Environment

The equipment, device, software, Internet connection, telephone circuit, etc. required for the use of this service should be prepared at the User's own cost and responsibility.

Article 5 Intellectual Property Right

  1. Any and all copyrights on pictures, sounds, texts, etc., delivered on the App, and software and any other information related to the App shall belong to NHK or the relevant copyright holders.
  2. Except for the case where it falls under the exceptions specified in the Copyright Act, the User may not publish, upload on his/her own website, or use for any other media, any part or all of the pictures, sounds, texts, etc., delivered on the App and software and any other information related to the App without an approval of NHK.

Article 6 Change or Termination of the App

  1. NHK shall be entitled to make a change or addition to all or a part of the contents of the App without prior notice.
  2. NHK may terminate the provision or update of the App without prior notice.

Article 7 Disclaimer

  1. NHK does not make any warranty to the User that the App will operate without failure and all of its features and functions will work under a certain use environment.
  2. NHK will make effort to supply correct information through the App, but does not warrant the integrity of such information.
  3. The service may be interrupted or suspended when NHK takes measures to reduce a load caused by excessive access or when the communication environment is not sufficient.
  4. Except for the case caused by an intention or gross negligence of NHK, NHK does not take any responsibility or liability for a damage occurred on the User or any third person arising out of the fact that the User has used or could not use the App.

Article 8 Prohibition

In the use of the App, the behaviors specified below (including any act to induce or prepare such behaviors) are prohibited:

  1. act to pretend NHK or any third person (impersonation);
  2. act to reprint, copy, reproduce, publish, screen, assign, revise, transmit to the public, enable transmission and use any part or all of pictures, sounds, texts, etc., delivered through the App, and software and any information related to the App beyond the scope of private use permitted by the Copyright Act, as well as to make any other secondary use thereof;
  3. act to analyze or revise the source code, mechanism or specification by decompiling, disassembling, or reverse-engineering;
  4. act to assign, lease or transfer to a third person all or a part of the rights or obligations related to the App;
  5. act to access unlawfully to NHK's or any third person's communication facility, computer or other equipment and software, or act to disturb the use or operation thereof, or act which may constitute the situation above;
  6. act to violate NHK's or any third person's copyright, intellectual property right or other right, or act which may constitute the situation above;
  7. act to offend public order and morals, illegal act, or any act which may constitute the situation above;
  8. activities for election campaign or the similar, or other political or religious activities;
  9. act to provide NHK, other User or a third person with information that is contrary to a fact or information that may be so;
  10. act to make profit in relation to the App, or act to prepare for it;
  11. act to disturb, or defame the provision of the App or its operation by NHK;
  12. act to collect or accumulate information on any other Users;
  13. act to provide profit or interest, directly or indirectly, to antisocial forces or any person who has a close relationship therewith;
  14. act to disturb the management of the App, or act which NHK considers inappropriate.

Article 9 Handling of Personal Information

With respect to the handling of personal information not specified in the Terms, the "NHK Policy on Protection of Personal Information" posted by NHK on the NHK Website (here) shall apply.

Article 10 Collection of User Information

  1. NHK may collect User information on the App in accordance with the provisions under "Chapter 2: Acquisition and Handling of User Information" of the "Terms of Use for NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Internet Services" (here) posted by NHK on the NHK Website. Provided, however, the App does not collect any mobile equipment identifier saved in a mobile device.
  2. NHK may make use of collected User information to the extent of the purposes specified in the "Terms of Use for NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Internet Services" including to improve the App and its usability, to consider additional service in relation to the App, and to recommend contents related to the App.

Article 11 Function to Connect with SNS

  1. The App may have the function to connect with third-party social networking services (hereinafter referred to as "SNS"). In that case, the User may set up and change at any time whether or not he/she makes use of such SNS connection functionality in the App.
  2. In the case of using such SNS function, the terms and conditions, etc., for SNS will apply to the use of SNS, which the User shall follow. In the event of any damage arising to the User in connection with the use of SNS, NHK shall not be liable for any of such damage.
  3. NHK may add, change or terminate the function to connect the App to SNS without prior notice.

Article 12 GPS Function

  1. The App may have the function to provide services using GPS in a mobile device (hereinafter referred to as the "GPS Function"). In that case, the User may set up and change at any time whether or not he/she makes use of such GPS Function with a consent to send NHK his/her location information.
  2. In the case when the User makes use of the GPS Function, NHK will collect the User's location information, provided, however, NHK will not make use of the collected location information for any other purpose than the purpose for providing the GPS Function and the purposes specified in Article 10.

Article 13 Push Notification Function

  1. The App may have the function of push notification. In that case, the User may set up and change at any time whether or not he/she makes use of such push notification function in the App.
  2. In the case when the User makes use of the push notification function, NHK will collect the User information on the use of the push notification function as provided in Article 10.

Article 14 Revision to the Terms

NHK shall be entitled to make a change, addition, or deletion to the contents of the Terms without an approval of the User and prior notice (hereinafter referred to as the "Changes, etc."), provided that in the event of any Changes, etc. to the Terms, NHK will display the Changes, etc. on the App, etc. When, after the said display, the User uses the App, the User shall be considered to have accepted the Terms after such Changes, etc.

Article 15 Governing Law and Agreement Jurisdiction

The use of the App and the interpretation of the Terms shall be governed by the laws of Japan. The Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive agreement jurisdiction for the first instance over any litigation arising in connection with the use of the App.

Article 16 Consultation

Any matter not provided in the Terms or any doubts arising in connection with the interpretation of any of the provisions in the Terms shall be settled after consultation in good faith between NHK and the User.

Revised on June 20, 2018