(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
- 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
button, the User shall be deemed to have accepted the Terms.
- 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.
NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Internet Services" (here) posted by NHK on the NHK Website
shall apply to the relationships between the User and NHK.
- In the event of any differences or conflicts among
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
Also refer to the page (here) for more details.
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
Article 5 Intellectual Property Right
- 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
- 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
- NHK shall be entitled to make a change or addition
to all or a part of the contents of the App without prior notice.
- NHK may terminate the provision or update of the
App without prior notice.
Article 7 Disclaimer
- 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
- NHK will make effort to supply correct information
through the App, but does not warrant the integrity of such
- 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.
- 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
Article 8 Prohibition
In the use of the App, the behaviors
specified below (including any act to induce or prepare such
behaviors) are prohibited:
- act to pretend NHK or any third person (impersonation);
- 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;
- act to analyze or revise the
source code, mechanism or specification by decompiling,
disassembling, or reverse-engineering;
- act to assign,
lease or transfer to a third person all or a part of the rights or
obligations related to the App;
- 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
- 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;
- act to offend public order and morals, illegal act, or any act which may
constitute the situation above;
- activities for election campaign or the similar, or other political or religious
- act to provide NHK, other User or a third
person with information that is contrary to a fact or information
that may be so;
- act to make profit in relation to the App, or act to prepare for it;
- act to disturb, or defame the provision of the App or its operation by NHK;
- act to collect or accumulate information on any other Users;
- act to provide profit or interest, directly or indirectly, to antisocial
forces or any person who has a close relationship therewith;
- act to disturb the management of the App, or act which NHK
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
- NHK may collect User information on the App in
accordance with the provisions under "Chapter 2: Acquisition and
Internet Services" (here) posted by NHK on the NHK Website.
Provided, however, the
App does not collect any mobile equipment identifier saved in a
- NHK may make use of collected User information to the extent of the purposes specified
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
- 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.
- 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.
- NHK may add, change or terminate the function to
connect the App to SNS without prior notice.
Article 12 GPS Function
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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,
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
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