Nikkei.com Subscription Agreement
Nikkei.com is a service (“Service”) providing electronic news and information from Nikkei Inc. (“Nikkei”). The subscriber (“Subscriber”) to this Service agrees to be bound by all terms of this agreement.
Nikkei reserves the right to change, suspend or discontinue any part of this Service, to impose limits on certain features and to restrict access to any or all features without notice.
Exceptions for Third Party Access and Other Users (including Visitors to Nikkei.com).
If your access to Nikkei.com is provided by or through a Third Party (such as through Nikkei Telecom 21), some or all of the "Fees, Trial Period and Automatic Subscription Renewal" terms may not apply to you. Please contact the Third Party or Customer Support if you have any concerns or questions regarding your access to Nikkei.com. If you use Nikkei.com with a "special offer" account or otherwise without becoming a Subscriber, all of the terms and conditions in this Subscription Agreement, except the section "Fees, Trial Period and Automatic Subscription Renewal," will apply to your use and access of Nikkei.com.
1. Changes to the Subscription Agreement
1.1 Nikkei reserves the right to change, at its sole discretion, the terms of the subscription agreement. Subscribers will be informed of any such change by e-mail or by posting of notifications on the Service.
1.2 Subscribers who find any changes of the subscription agreement unacceptable may cancel their subscriptions by sending e-mail to Nikkei.com (receipt of which must be confirmed by an e-mail reply from us). However, all payments are nonrefundable. Should the Subscriber take no action for two weeks following notification of changes in the agreement, it will constitute their acceptance of those changes.
2.1 On registration, you must provide Nikkei with accurate, complete registration information and it is your responsibility to update and maintain changes to that information on the Nikkei.com Account Details pages.
2.2 Each account is for a single user (the Subscriber) only. Nikkei does not permit the sharing of an account or access through a single account being made available to multiple users within an organization or network. Nikkei reserves the right to cancel the access of any Subscriber who allows use of his/her account by a third party.
2.3 The Subscriber is solely responsible for all use of Nikkei.com made by their account and for maintaining the confidentiality of the account password. If you provide someone else with access to your password, they will have the ability to view and make changes to your account and subscription plans, and you may be billed accordingly. If you believe there has been any breach of security such as the disclosure, theft or unauthorized use of your account or any payment details, you must notify Nikkei immediately.
2.4 You agree to notify Nikkei promptly if you change your e-mail address or contact details so we can continue to contact you and send any subscription related notices required. If you fail to notify us of a change, then any notice we send to your old e-mail address shall be deemed sufficient notice.
3. Fees, Trial Period and Automatic Subscription Renewals
3.1 The Subscriber must agree to pay, and is solely responsible for, all subscription fees and any other charges in connection with their Nikkei.com account (including any applicable taxes) at the rates applicable at that time. Subscription fees will be billed at the beginning of the subscription period or with your automatic subscription renewal. The Subscriber is responsible for notifying Nikkei of any change in credit card validity or expiration date.
3.2 Every individual subscription registration includes a trial period of at least two weeks to allow you to evaluate the Service before the paid subscription period begins. You may cancel at any time during the trial period via Account Details or by notifying Nikkei of a cancellation by telephone or e-mail (receipt of which must be confirmed by e-mail reply from us). The paid subscription period begins automatically after the trial period ends if you do not cancel your subscription. All payments are non-refundable.
3.3 A free trial period is not included with group subscription registrations. Fees for new group subscriptions and any accounts added to the group begin on the first day of the month after registration.
3.4 Subscriptions are automatically renewed unless the Subscriber notifies Nikkei of a cancellation by telephone, mail, or e-mail (receipt of which must be confirmed by e-mail reply from us) no later than the 14th day of the final month of the subscription period. We will send two renewal reminder notifications via e-mail in the month prior to the renewal. All subscription fees and other required payments will be billed to the Subscriber upon automatic renewal of the subscription at the rates applicable at that time.
3.5 If your subscription includes access to areas containing premium content, your access to such areas may be subject to additional fees, terms and conditions, which will be separately disclosed in such areas.
3.6 Nikkei reserves the right to terminate or suspend any subscription if any part of the subscription fee should not be received by Nikkei for any reason, including, but not limited to fault on the part of credit card companies.
3.7 Nikkei reserves the right to change fees and/or payment terms upon advance notice. The changes apply to new subscriptions and renewals after notification.
3.8 The Subscriber is responsible for all fees and charges required to access the Service via Internet service providers or other third parties.
See our Subscription Information page for the current subscription fees.
4. Privacy of User Information
4.1 The information you provide to Nikkei.com is used for establishing, processing, validating, and billing your Subscription, customer support, provision of online receipts and other administrative duties related to account maintenance and management.
4.2 Upon subscribing to Nikkei.com you will receive, by e-mail, notices regarding your subscription, including automated notification of successful subscription, advance notification of the end of the trial period, renewal announcements and renewal confirmation.
4.3 In the case where access to Nikkei.com is provided by your employer or a third party, we may share information with the employer or third party to facilitate registration, access, account changes and cancellation. Such cases involve limited personal information, such as your name and e-mail address.
4.4 Nikkei has the right to provide information on usage and demographics to third parties, but not in forms that disclose Subscriber identities or any personal information about individual subscribers.
5. Copyrights and Usage Limitations
5.1 All of the text, graphics, images, video, metadata, design, look and feel and all other intellectual property (the "Contents") of the Service are the property of Nikkei and its designated licensors ("Licensors"), and protected by copyright and other intellectual property laws and conventions.
5.2 The Contents of the Service may be displayed, copied and printed only for personal, noncommercial use by the Subscriber. The Subscriber agrees not to reproduce, retransmit, sell, publish, broadcast, distribute or provide access in any form or by any means the Contents of the Service without our written consent.
5.3 Nikkei and Licensors provide no guarantee of the accuracy of the Contents of the Service, which may include facts, opinions and/or recommendations of individuals and organizations. Nikkei and Licensors in no way endorse any views, opinions or recommendations contained in the Contents of the Service, including any advice or recommendations on tax, investment, securities and other financial services.
5.4 Nikkei.com links to or promotes web sites or services from other companies. Nikkei takes no responsibility for those web sites and services.
6. Warranties and Liability
6.1 Nikkei and Licensors offer no warranty and accept no liability responsibility for delays, omissions or inaccuracies in the Contents of the Service.
6.2 Nikkei and Licensors cannot and do not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or reliability of any part of the Contents available through Nikkei.com. Nikkei and Licensors are not liable to anyone for any loss or injury resulting from use of the Service, or for delays or negligence in posting of content. Nikkei and Licensors accept absolutely no liability for any decision made or action taken on the basis of Nikkei.com Contents and will not be liable for any damages even if informed of the potential for damages. The Subscriber agrees that any liability of Nikkei and Licensors connected in any way with the Service and its content does not exceed the amount paid by the Subscriber to use Nikkei.com for the subscription period preceding any event giving rise to such a claim.
7. Breach of Contract
Nikkei reserves at its sole discretion the right to terminate or suspend any Subscriber's access to the Service for breach of the subscription agreement.
8. Governing Law
This subscription agreement is made in Japan and shall be construed and enforced solely in accordance with Japanese law. Should any dispute arise out of or in connection with this agreement, the Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction.
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