Terms of Use

These terms of use (hereinafter “Terms”) define the terms and conditions of use of the services (hereinafter “Services”) by Search Inc. (hereinafter “Company”) on this website. Registered users (hereinafter “User”) are requested to use the Services in accordance with the Terms.

Article 1 (Application)

  1. These Terms shall apply to all relationships related to the use of the Service between the User and the Company.
  2. In addition to the Terms, the Company may establish various rules and regulations regarding the use of the Services (hereinafter “Individual Regulations”). These Individual Regulations shall constitute a part of these terms regardless of the name.
  3. In the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of these Terms and the Individual Regulations of the preceding Article, the regulations of the Individual Regulations shall prevail unless otherwise specified in the Individual Regulations.

Article 2 (Registration for Use)

  1. The registration for the Services shall be completed when a prospective registrant agrees to the Terms and applies for registration for use of the Services in the manner prescribed by the Company, and when the Company approves the application.
  2. If the Company determines that the applicant has any of the following reasons, the Company may not approve the application for registration of use and shall not be obligated to disclose the reasons for such denial.
    1. If false information is reported when applying for user registration
    2. If the application is from a person who has violated the Terms
    3. Other cases in which the Company deems the registration of use to be inappropriate

Article 3 (Management of User ID and Password)

  1. The User shall properly manage his/her user ID and password for the Services at his/her own responsibility.
  2. The User may not, under any circumstances, transfer or lend his/her user ID and password to a third party or share them with a third party. When the User logs in with the same combination of user ID and password as the registered information, we consider the use of the Services to be by the user who has registered the user ID.
  3. We shall not be liable for any damage caused by a third party’s use of user IDs and passwords, except in the case of willful misconduct or gross negligence on our part.

Article 4 (Usage Fees and Payment Methods)

  1. The User shall pay the fee for the paid portion of the Service, which is separately determined by the Company and displayed on the Website, by the method designated by the Company.
  2. If the User is late in paying the usage fee, the User shall pay a late fee at the rate of 14.6% per annum.

Article 5 (Prohibited Matters)

In using the Services, the User shall not engage in any of the following acts.

  1. Acts that violate laws and regulations or public order and morals
  2. Conduct related to criminal activity
  3. Acts that infringe on copyrights, trademarks, or other intellectual property rights contained in the Services, including the contents of the Services
  4. Destroying or interfering with the functionality of the server or network of the Company, other users, or other third parties
  5. Commercial use of information obtained through the Services
  6. Actions that may interfere with the operation of our Services
  7. Unauthorized access or attempts to gain unauthorized access
  8. Collecting or storing personal information about other users
  9. Use of the Services for any unauthorized purpose
  10. Acts that cause disadvantage, damage, or discomfort to other users of the Services or other third parties
  11. Impersonating another user
  12. Advertising, publicity, solicitation, or business activities on the Services that are not authorized by the Company
  13. Aiming to meet someone of the opposite sex whom you have never met before
  14. Acts of providing benefits directly or indirectly to antisocial forces in relation to the Services
  15. Other acts that the Company deems inappropriate

Article 6 (Suspension of Provision of the Service, etc.)

  1. The company reserves the right to suspend or discontinue all or part of the Services without prior notice to the User for any of the following reasons.
    1. When performing maintenance inspections or updating of computer systems related to the Services
    2. When it becomes difficult to provide the Services due to force majeure such as earthquake, lightning, fire, power outage, or natural disasters
    3. In the event of a computer or communication line outage due to an accident
    4. In any other cases in which the Company deems it difficult to provide the Services
  2. We shall not be liable for any disadvantage or damage incurred by users or third parties due to the suspension or interruption of the provision of the Services.

Article 7 (Restriction of Use and Cancellation of Registration)

  1. We reserve the right to restrict your use of all or part of the Services or terminate your registration as the User without prior notice in any of the following cases.
    1. Violation of any of the provisions of the Terms
    2. When it is found that there is a false fact in the registration information
    3. In the event of default in payment of fees and other obligations
    4. If you do not respond to our communications for a certain period
    5. When there has been no use of the Services for a certain period of time since the last use
    6. In any other cases in which the Company deems the use of the Services to be inappropriate
  2. The Company shall not be liable for any damages incurred by the user as a result of actions taken by the Company by this Article.

Article 8 (Withdrawal from Membership)

The User may withdraw from the Services by following the withdrawal procedure specified by the Company.

Article 9 (Disclaimer of Warranty and Disclaimer of Liability)

  1. The Company makes no warranty, express or implied, that the Services are free from defects (This includes defects, errors, bugs, and infringements related to safety, reliability, accuracy, completeness, validity, fitness for a particular purpose, security, etc.) in fact or law.
  2. The Company shall not be liable for any damages incurred by the User arising from the Services, except in cases of intentional or gross negligence on the part of the Company. However, this disclaimer shall not apply if the contract between the Company and the User regarding the Services (including this regulation) constitutes a consumer contract as defined in the Consumer Contract Act.
  3. Even in the case of the proviso of the preceding paragraph, the Company shall not be liable for damages arising out of special circumstances among damages incurred by the User due to negligence (excluding gross negligence), default by the Company, or tort (including cases in which the Company or the User foresaw or could have foreseen the occurrence of damages). In addition, compensation for damages incurred by the User as a result of default or tort due to negligence (excluding gross negligence) on the part of the Company shall be limited to the amount of usage fees received from the User for the month in which such damages occurred.
  4. The Company is not responsible for any transactions, communications, or disputes that occur between the Users and other Users or third parties in connection with the Services.

Article 10 (Change of Service Contents, etc.)

The Company reserves the right to change, add, or discontinue the Services with prior notice to the User, and the User agrees to such changes, additions, or discontinuation.


  1. The Company reserves the right to modify the Terms without requiring individual user consent in the following cases.
    1. When the modification of the Terms is compatible with the general interest of the User
    2. When the modification of the Terms is not contrary to the purpose of the Services Usage Agreement and is reasonable in light of the necessity of the modification, the reasonableness of the modified contents, and other circumstances about the modification.
  2. In amending the Terms by the preceding paragraph, the Company will notify the User in advance of the amendment, the statement of the modification of the Terms, the contents of the amended Terms, and the effective date of the amendment.

Article 12 (Handling of Personal Information)

The Company handles personal information obtained through the use of the Services appropriately by the Company’s “Privacy Policy“.

Article 13 (Notice or Communication)

Notification or communication between the User and the Company shall be made in a manner determined by the Company. Unless the User notifies us of a change in his/her contact information by a method determined separately by the Company, the Company will assume that the currently registered contact information is valid and send notices or communications to that contact information, which will be deemed to have reached the user at the time of transmission.

Article 14 (Prohibition of Assignment of Rights and Obligations)

The User may not transfer or offer as security his/her position under the Service Agreement or his/her rights or obligations under this Regulation to any third party without the prior written consent of the Company.

Article 15 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction)

  1. The Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
  2. In the event of any dispute concerning the Services, the court having jurisdiction over the location of the Company’s head office shall have exclusive jurisdiction.