LEGAL POLICIES

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated: April 1, 2019

We are strongly committed to letting you know how we will collect and use your personal information. The policies below are applicable to Pike Japan, Inc. network of websites, including the QAZJAPAN.com and pikejapan.com (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet device); all email newsletters published or distributed by Pike Japan, Inc.; all apps published by Pike Japan, Inc.; and all other interactive features, services, and communications provided by Pike Japan, Inc. (“Sites”), however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us, or produced and maintained by Pike Japan, Inc. (collectively “Pike Japan, Inc.” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). We have established this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) to let you know the kinds of personal information we may gather during your visit to these Sites, why we gather your information, what we use your personal information for, when we might disclose your personal information, and how you can manage your personal information.

Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy apply only to information gathered online at our Sites. It does not apply to information that you may submit to us offline, or to Sites maintained by other companies or organizations to which we may link or who may link to us.

By visiting our Sites, you are accepting the practices described in our Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, please do not use the Sites. We reserve the right to modify or amend the terms of our Privacy Policy from time to time without notice. Your continued use of our Sites following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes. If we intend to apply the modifications or amendments to this Privacy Policy retroactively or to personal information already in our possession, we will provide you with notice of the modifications or amendments.

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or don’t see your concerns addressed here, you should contact us by email at info@pikejapan.com.

Controllers of Personal Information

Any personal information provided to or to be gathered by Pike Japan, Inc. is controlled primarily by Pike Japan, Inc., 1501 Pike Place, #329, Seattle, WA98101.

What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?

We collect two basic types of information from you in conjunction with your use of the Sites, personal information and non-personal information. Personal information is information that you may supply to us, as described more fully below, i.e., when you subscribe, place an order, complete a survey, register for a Site or any part thereof, enter a contest, upload content, participate in a community, or provide your e-mail address. Personal information is any information that can individually identify you and includes, among other things, your name, e-mail address, telephone number, postal address, credit card, billing and contact information. Non-personal information includes information that does not personally identify you, but it may include tracking and usage information about your location, demographics, use of the Sites and the Internet.

  • Personal Information

    As a general matter, you can browse the Sites without submitting your personal information to us. However, there are a number of circumstances in which you may supply us with your personal information. The following lists the most common ways in which we may collect your personal information.

    • Reugistration for an account on the Sites
    • Sign up to receive e-mail newsletters or e-mail alerts from us
    • Sign up to receive e-mail offers from Pike Japan, Inc. or Pike Japan, Inc. partners
    • Request for customer service or other assistance
    • Participation in surveys, panels, or market research
    • Participation in special events and promotions
    • Purchases on the Sites, including subscriptions to Pike Japan, Inc. publications and services
    • Placing an order for online or print classified advertisements
    • Creating a profile or submitting information to “personals” sections of the Sites
    • Entry in contests or sweepsttakes
    • Participation on social media accounts involving Pike Japan, Inc., our Sites and our brands
    • Participation in communities, chat rooms and comment threads, other fora, and other interactive services
    • Submission of user generated content on any part of the Sites that permit it
    • Submission of a job application
    • Any other place on the Sites where you knowingly volunteer personal information
  • Collection of Personal Information From or Through Social Media Sites

    When you interact with any Pike Japan, Inc. property page or account on a social media platform, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Tumblr, LinkedIn, YouTube, or Pinterest, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page or account including your account ID or “handle.” However, we will comply with the privacy policies of the corresponding social media platform and we will only collect and store such personal information that we are permitted to collect by these social media platforms. If you choose to link or login to your Pike Japan, Inc. account with or through a social networking service, Pike Japan, Inc. and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. With your consent, we also may share information about your activities, including what you view on the Sites, with that social network’s users.

  • Non-Personal Information

    In addition, when you interact with the Sites, we may collect certain information that does not identify you individually and our servers may automatically keep an activity log of your use of our Sites (“Non-Personal Information”). Generally, we collect and store the following categories of Novn-Personal Information:

    • Demographic data such as age, gender, and five digit zip code as part of collecting personal information
    • Neighborhood information
    • Device information about your computer, mobile device, or other device that you use to access the Sites. This information may include IP address, geolocation information, unique device identifiers, browser type, browser language, and other transactional information.
    • Usage information about your use of the Sites. This information includes a reading history of the pages you view. We use this information to provide you a more customized experience on the Sites.
    • Additional “traffic data” such as time of access, date of access, software crash reports, session identification number, access times, and referring website addresses.
    • Your search terms and search results.
    • Other information regarding your use of the Sites.
  • Collection of Your Source IP Address/Location Information

    We collect and store your device’s source IP address which may disclose the location of your device at the time you access the Sites. Advertisements and certain content may be directed to you as a result of this data.
    In addition, in some cases the Sites can deliver content based on your current location if you choose to enable that feature. If you enable that feature, your current location will be stored locally on your device which will be used by the Sites to serve you certain content tied to your location. If you elect to have your location-based searches saved to your history, we will store such information on our servers.

  • Collection of Personal and Non-Personal Information From Other Sources

    We also may collect and store information about you that we receive from other sources (including by us from our offline interactions with you) to, among other things, enable us to update and correct the information contained in our database and to better customize your experience on the Sites.

  • Use of Cookies, Flash Cookies and Web Beacons

    Like many websites, we use “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your computer or equipment when you visit certain online pages that record your preferences and actions. We use cookies to track use of our Sites and online services. We may also use cookies to monitor traffic, improve the Sites and make it easier and/or relevant for your use. You may occasionally get cookies from companies advertising on our behalf. We do not control these cookies, and these cookies are not subject to this cookie policy.
    You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if you prefer, you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you delete your cookies or if you set your web browser to decline cookies, some features of the Sites may not work or may not work as designed. For more information on cookies and how to disable them, you can consult the information provided by the Interactive Advertising Bureau at
    http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

    We may also use web beacons or flash cookies. A web beacon or flash cookie (also known as “action tags”, “tracer tags”, or “single-pixel gifs”) is an invisible graphic on a web page that is programmed to collect non-personal information about your use of a given website. We do not share or provide Personal Information we may collect through such web beacons, such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without your express permission.
    We may also use “Web Storage” to store data about your use of our Sites. Web Storage is a feature in some browsers that permits websites to store data within your browser rather within a cookie. This should make this data more secure and make your browser perform better. We do not share or provide Personal Information we may store in Web Storage, such as names, e-mail addresses and phone numbers without your express permission.
    We work with third-party advertising companies who may utilize flash or enhanced cookies or web beacons to better provide advertisements about goods and services that may be of interest to you. These partners do not have access to or use your name, address, e-mail address, telephone number or other personal information from us. They may, however, anonymously track your Internet usage across other websites in their networks beyond these Sites. To learn more about the use of this information or to choose not to have this information used by our third-party advertising partners by opting out please visit the Network Advertising Initiative by clicking
    http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

  • Is Personal Information Collected From Children?

    Unless otherwise disclosed during collection and with parent or guardian consent (for instance, in some of the educational areas on our Sites), Pike Japan, Inc. does not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13 years of age. If you are under 13 years of age you should not provide personally identifiable information to Pike Japan, Inc. without providing us with consent from your parents. If Pike Japan, Inc. discovers that a child under the age of 13 has provided Pike Japan, Inc. with personally identifiable information and we do not have parental consent, Pike Japan, Inc. will immediately delete that child’s information from the Sites.

What Information About Me Is Collected and Stored?

We use the information we learn from you to help us personalize and continually improve your experience on the Sites. We may use your Personal and Non-Personal Information in the following ways:

  • General Uses
    • Provide you with the content, products and services you request
    • Post your user generated content to our Sites as you request
    • Communicate with you about your account or transactions with us and send you information about features and enhancements on or to our Sites
    • Communicatev with you about changes to our policies
    • Communicate with you about your comment to a story or topic
    • Personalize content and experiences on our Sites, including providing you recommendations based on your preferences
    • Send you newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events by e-mail, text, or other another medium
    • Provide you with advertising including advertising based on your activity on our Sites or activity on third party sites and applications
    • Administer contests, sweepstakes, promotions, and surveys
    • Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
    • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
    • Perfortm statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Sites and their purchasing patterns
  • Combination of Your Personal Information

    We use the information from one portion of the Sites on other portions of Sites in our network of Sites, all of which are owned and operated by Pike Japan, Inc., and we may combine information gathered from multiple portions of the Sites into a single customer record. We also use and/or combine information that we collect off-line or we collect or receive from third party sources to enhance, expand, and check the accuracy of your customer records.

  • Use of Your Location Information

    Specifically, we use your location information to:

    • Provide you with the products and services you request
    • Personalize content and experiences on our Sites, including providing you recommendations based on your preferences
    • Personalize your newsletters, offers and promotions for our products and services, third party products and services, or special events
    • Personalize the advertising you receive, including advertising based on your activity on our Sites or activity on third party sites and applications
    • Optimize or improve our products, services and operations
    • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal
    • Perform statistical, demographic, and marketing analyses of users of the Sites and their purchasing patterns

Who Do We Provide Your Information To?

Except as disclosed in this Privacy Policy, we do not disclose information about your Personal Information collected online to any companies not part of Pike Japan, Inc. or its subsidiaries or related entities. Although, as disclosed below, we may provide your information to our partners, in no event will we sell or rent your Personal Information as part of a customer list or similar transaction.

  • Third-Party Agents

    We have third party agents, subsidiaries, affiliates and partners that perform functions on our behalf, such as hosting, billing, content syndication, content management tools, social media integration, marketing, analytics, customer service, fraud protection, etc. These entities have access to the Personal Information needed to perform their functions and are contractually obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of that Personal Information. They are restricted from using, selling, distributing or altering this data in any way other than to provide the requested services to the Sites.

  • Business Partners and Third Parties

    We may share your Personal Information with our business partners or co-marketers from time to time. We may also share your Personal Information with third parties that provide products and services that we think you may be interested in. Although our treatment of your Personal Information is governed by this Privacy Policy, the business partner or third party’s treatment of your Personal Information will be governed by the business partner or third party’s privacy policy. You may withdraw your consent to our sharing of your Personal Information with business partners and third parties at any time by following the opt-out process described below.

  • Emergency Situations

    We may also use or disclose Personal Information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or the Sites; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Sites or our users, and (c) act under emergency circumstances to protect the personal safety of us, our affiliates, agents, or the users of the Sites or the public.

  • Use of Non-Personal Information

    We may disclose or share Non-Personal Information (or other information, other than Personal Information) in any other manner that we deem appropriate or necessary. Among other things, we will disclose Non-Personal Information to third parties to help us determine how people use parts of the Sites and who our users are so we can improve our Sites. We will also disclose Non-Personal Information to our partners and other third parties about how our users collectively use the Sites.

What Steps Are Taken To Keep Personal Information Secure?

We are concerned about ensuring the security of your Personal Information. We exercise great care in providing secure transmission of your information from your device to our servers. Personal Information collected by our Sites are stored in secure operating environments that are not available to the public. Our security procedures mean that we may occasionally request proof of identity before we disclose your Personal Information to you. Please understand, however, that while we try our best to safeguard your Personal Information once we receive it, no transmission of data over the Internet or any other public network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.

Your Obligations to Keep Your Access Rights Secure

You promise to: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and your business as prompted by a Website's registration form (such information being the "Registration Data") and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Pike Japan, Inc. has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Pike Japan, Inc. has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites (or any portion thereof). You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account.

What Happens When I Link To or From Another Website?

These Sites may contain links to other websites operated by affiliates of Pike Japan, Inc. or third parties. Please be advised that the practices described in this Privacy Policy for Pike Japan, Inc. do not apply to information gathered through these other websites. We are not responsible for the actions and privacy policies of third parties and other websites.

What About Contests, Sweepstakes or Games?

When we run a contest or sweepstakes or game relating to our Sites, it will be accompanied by a set of rules. The rules for each contest, sweepstakes or game will specify how the information gathered from you for entry will be used and disclosed if it is different than as described in this Privacy Policy. In conjunction with your entry in such contest or sweepstakes, Personal Information will be collected only if you voluntarily submit it to.

Public Areas, Chat Rooms, Reviews, and Community Areas

Please remember that any information you share in public areas, such as message boards or feedback sections, becomes public and anyone may take and use that information. Please be careful about what you disclose and do not post any Personal Information that you expect to keep private. Please consult the applicable guidelines, if any, for use of our chat rooms and other community areas for more information.

Governing Law

These Sites are published in the United States. We attempt to protect the Personal Information of all users of our Sites and we attempt to comply with local data protection and consumer rights laws to the extent they may apply to the Pike Japan, Inc. services, but our family of Sites are located and targeted to United States citizens and our policies are directed at compliance with those laws. If you are uncertain whether this privacy policy conflicts with the applicable local privacy laws where you are located, you should not submit your Personal Information to Pike Japan, Inc.

Notice to Non-US Users

If you are located outside the United States of America, you should be aware that your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the United States of America, the laws of which may be deemed by the your country to have inadequate data protection. If you are located in a country outside the United States of America and voluntarily submit personal information to us, you thereby consent to the general use of such information as provided in this privacy policy and to the transfer of that information to, and/or storage of that information in, the United States of America.

Assignment

We may change our ownership or corporate organization while providing the Sites and services. We may also sell certain assets associated with the Sites. As a result, please be aware that in such event we may transfer some or all of your information to a company acquiring all or part of our assets or to another company with which we have merged. Under such circumstances we would, to the extent possible, require the acquiring party to follow the practices described in this Privacy Policy, as it may be amended from time to time. Nevertheless, we cannot promise that an acquiring company or the merged company will have the same privacy practices or treat your information the same as described in this Privacy Policy.

Changes to This Policy

As our Sites continue to develop, we may add new services and features to our Sites. In the event that these additions affect our Privacy Policy, this document will be updated appropriately. We will post those changes prominently so that you will always know what information we gather, how we might use that information and whether we will disclose it to anyone. We do, however, recommend that you read this Privacy Policy each time you use our Sites in case you missed our notice of changes to the Privacy Policy. We will not, however, materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of Personal Information we have previously collected from you without your express consent.

How Do I Opt-Out or Correct Information About Me

You may always opt-out of receiving future e-mail messages and newsletters from Pike Japan, Inc.. We provide you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving communications from us by going into your profile settings and choosing the appropriate options. To opt-out, you can also send us a message at info@pikejapan.com.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of Pike Japan, Inc.
who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of their personal information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
To make such a request, please send an e-mail to info@pikejapan.com.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

Last Updated: April 1, 2019

The policies below are applicable to Pike Japan, Inc. network of websites, including the QAZJAPAN.COM and pikejapan.com (including any versions optimized for viewing on a wireless or tablet device); all email newsletters published or distributed by Pike Japan, Inc.; all apps published by Pike Japan, Inc.; and all other interactive features, services, and communications provided by Pike Japan, Inc. (“Sites”), however accessed and/or used, that are operated by us, made available by us, or produced and maintained by Pike Japan, Inc. (collectively “Pike Japan, Inc.” or “we”, “us”, or “our”). In addition to the Content on the Sites, the Sites provide you with various opportunities to submit content and participate in various shopping and community services (“Services”).

BY USING OUR SITES AND THE SERVICES YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE PRACTICES DESCRIBED IN THESE TERMS OF USE. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THESE TERMS OF USE, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE SITES AND EXIT IMMEDIATELY. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MODIFY OR AMEND THESE TERMS OF USE FROM TIME TO TIME WITHOUT NOTICE. YOUR CONTINUED USE OF OUR SITES AND ANY AFFILIATE SITES FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THESE TERMS WILL MEAN YOU ACCEPT THOSE CHANGES. UNLESS WE PROVIDE YOU WITH SPECIFIC NOTICE, NO CHANGES TO OUR TERMS OF USE WILL APPLY RETROACTIVELY.

Additional terms and conditions may apply to the purchase of products, such as shipping and return policies. By using the Sites, you agree to such terms and conditions.

This is a legal agreement between you (“you” or “user”) and Pike Japan, Inc. that states the material terms and conditions that govern your use of the Sites. This agreement, together with all updates, supplements, additional terms, and all of Pike Japan, Inc.’s rules and policies collectively constitute this “Agreement” between you and Pike Japan, Inc.. BY ACCESSING THE SITES, YOU AGREE TO BE LEGALLY BOUND BY THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF SERVICE AND CONDITIONS OF USE STATED HEREIN, PLEASE IMMEDIATELY LEAVE THIS WEB SITE.

1. Site Access License

Pike Japan, Inc. grants you a limited, revocable, non-exclusive, non-transferable license to access and make personal, non-commercial use of the Sites or their content and not to modify all or any portion of the Sites and their content. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of the Sites or their contents; any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices; any derivative use of the Sites or their contents; any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant; or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. The Sites and/or any portion of the Sites may not be reproduced, sold, resold, visited or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without Pike Japan, Inc.’s express written consent. You will not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout or form) of Pike Japan, Inc., its content providers or its affiliates without express written consent. You will not use any meta tags or any other “hidden text” utilizing our name or trademarks without our express written consent. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the Sites; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you.

2. Copyright and Ownership

All of the content featured or displayed on the Sites, including without limitation text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, and illustrations (“Content”), is owned by Pike Japan, Inc., its licensors, vendors, agents and/or its Content providers. All elements of the Sites, including without limitation the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. The Services and the Sites may only be used for the intended purpose for which such Sites and Services are being made available. Except as may be otherwise indicated in specific documents within the Sites or as permitted by copyright law, you are authorized to view, play, print and download copyrighted documents, audio and video found on our Sites for personal, informational, and noncommercial purposes only. Except as permitted by copyright law, You may not modify any of the materials and you may not copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer or sell any information or work contained on the Sites. Except as authorized under the copyright laws, you are responsible for obtaining permission before reusing any copyrighted material that is available on the Sites. You shall comply with all applicable domestic and international laws, statutes, ordinances and regulations regarding your use of the Sites and Services. The Sites, its Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Pike Japan, Inc. or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You will not remove any copyright, trademark or other proprietary notices from material found on these Sites.

3. Trademarks/No Endorsement

All trademarks, service marks and trade names of Pike Japan, Inc. used herein (including but not limited to: Pike Japan, Inc.’s name, corporate logo, the Sites name, the Sites design, and any logos) (collectively “Marks”) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pike Japan, Inc. or its affiliates, partners, vendors or licensors. You may not use, copy, reproduce, republish, upload, post, transmit, distribute, or modify Pike Japan, Inc.’s trademarks in any way, including in advertising or publicity pertaining to distribution of materials on the Sites, without Pike Japan, Inc.'s prior written consent. The use of Pike Japan, Inc.’s trademarks on any other web site or network computer environment is not allowed. Pike Japan, Inc. prohibits the use of Pike Japan, Inc.’s trademarks as a “hot” link on or to any other web site unless establishment of such a link is approved in advance. You shall not use Pike Japan, Inc.’s name or any language, pictures or symbols which could, in Pike Japan, Inc.’s judgment, imply Pike Japan, Inc.’s endorsement in any (i) written or oral advertising or presentation, or (ii) brochure, newsletter, book, or other written material of whatever nature, without prior written consent.

4. Account Registration and Security

You understand that you may need to create an account to have access to all of the parts of the Sites. In consideration of your use of the Sites, you will: (a) provide true, accurate, current and complete information about yourself and your business as prompted by the Sites' registration or subscription page (such information being the “Registration Data”) and (b) maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Pike Japan, Inc. has reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Pike Japan, Inc. has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Sites (or any portion thereof). You are entirely responsible for the security and confidentiality of your password and account. Furthermore, you are entirely responsible for any and all activities that occur under your account. You will not share your account information or your user name and password with any third party or permit any third party to logon to the Sites using your account information. You agree to immediately notify us of any unauthorized use of your account or any other breach of security of which you become aware. You are responsible for taking precautions and providing security measures best suited for your situation and intended use of the Services and Sites. We have the right to provide user billing, account, Content or use records, and related information under certain circumstances (such as in response to legal responsibility, lawful process, orders, subpoenas, or warrants, or to protect our rights, customers or business). Please note that anyone able to provide your personally identifiable information will be able to access your account so you should take reasonable steps to protect this information.

The Sites may also include a tool that allows you to sign in or register using information from your account with a third party service, such as Facebook, Twitter, Google, Yahoo, OpenID, or LinkedIn. These third party services are unrelated to the Sites, and your use of such third party services is subject to the terms and policies of those services.

5. Solicited Submission Policy

Where Pike Japan, Inc. has specifically invited or requested submissions, Pike Japan, Inc. encourages members of the public to submit user published content or user content (e.g. comments to stories, posting of advertisements, participation in communities, videos, recipes, tips, etc.) to Pike Japan, Inc. that they have created for consideration in connection with the Site and any related television programs and wireless and online broadcasts (“User Submissions”). User Submissions remains the intellectual property of the individual user. By posting content on our Site, you expressly grant Pike Japan, Inc. a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, fully paid-up worldwide, fully sub-licensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, transmit, perform and display such content and your name, voice, and/or likeness as contained in your User Submission, in whole or in part, and in any form throughout the world in any media or technology, whether now known or hereafter discovered, including all promotion, advertising, marketing, merchandising, publicity and any other ancillary uses thereof, and including the unfettered right to sublicense such rights, in perpetuity throughout the universe. Any such User Submissions are deemed non-confidential and Pike Japan, Inc. shall be under no obligation to maintain the confidentiality of any information, in whatever form, contained in any User Submission.

6. Inappropriate User Submissions

Pike Japan, Inc. does not encourage, and does not seek User Submissions that result from any activity that: (i) may create a risk of harm, loss, physical or mental injury, emotional distress, death, disability, disfigurement, or physical or mental illness to you, to any other person, or to any animal; (ii) may create a risk of any other loss or damage to any person or property; or (iii) may constitute a crime or tort. You agree that you have not and will not engage in any of the foregoing activities in connection with producing your submission. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree that in conjunction with your submission, you will not inflict emotional distress on other people, will not humiliate other people (publicly or otherwise), will not assault or threaten other people, will not enter onto private property without permission, will not impersonate any other person or misrepresent your affiliation, title, or authority, and will not otherwise engage in any activity that may result in injury, death, property damage, and/or liability of any kind. Pike Japan, Inc. will reject any submissions in which Pike Japan, Inc. believes, in its sole discretion, that any such activities have occurred. If notified by a user of a submission that allegedly violates any provision of these Terms of Use, Pike Japan, Inc. reserves the right to determine, in its sole discretion, if such a violation has occurred, and to remove any such submission from the Site at any time and without notice.

7. User Published Content

User published Content does not represent the views of Pike Japan, Inc. or any individual associated with Pike Japan, Inc., and we do not control this Content. In no event shall you represent or suggest, directly or indirectly, Pike Japan, Inc.’s endorsement of user published Content. Pike Japan, Inc. does not vouch for the accuracy or credibility of any user published Content on our Sites, and does not take any responsibility or assume any liability for any actions you may take as a result of reading user published Content on our Sites. Through your use of the Sites and Services, you may be exposed to Content that you may find offensive, objectionable, harmful, inaccurate or deceptive. There may also be risks of dealing with underage persons, people acting under false pretense, international trade issues and foreign nationals. By using our Sites, you assume all associated risks.

8. Advertising Rights

Pike Japan, Inc. reserves the right to sell, license and/or display any advertising, attribution, links, promotional and/or distribution rights in connection with your creative submission, and Pike Japan, Inc. and its licensors or affiliates will be entitled to retain any and all revenue generated from any sales or licenses of such advertising, attribution, links, or promotional or distribution rights. Nothing in these additional terms obligates or may be deemed to obligate Pike Japan, Inc. to sell, license or offer to sell or license any advertising, promotion or distribution rights.

9. Linking to the Sites

Creating or maintaining any link from another web site to any page on the Sites without our prior written permission is prohibited. Running or displaying the Sites or any information or material displayed on the Sites in frames or through similar means on another web site without our prior written permission is prohibited. Any permitted links to the Sites must comply will all applicable laws, rule and regulations.

10. Third Party Links

From time to time, the Sites may contain links to web sites that are not owned, operated or controlled by Pike Japan, Inc. or its affiliates. All such links are provided solely as a convenience to you. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates are responsible for any content, materials or other information located on or accessible from any other web site. Neither we nor any of our respective affiliates endorse, guarantee, or make any representations or warranties regarding any other web sites, or any content, materials or other information located or accessible from any other web sites, or the results that you may obtain from using any other web sites. If you decide to access any other web sites linked to or from this Sites, you do so entirely at your own risk.

11. Transactional Partners

In some cases we partner with another company to co-promote their services within our Sites. In these cases, you are transacting directly with the other party. On those pages, the transactional partners’ brand is clearly visible and their terms of service are posted. When using these partner pages, you are bound by partner terms of service in addition to remaining bound by Pike Japan, Inc.’s terms of service. When there is a conflict between these terms of service and the partner’s terms of service, these terms of service will prevail.

12. Inappropriate Material

You are prohibited from posting or sending any unlawful, threatening, defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense or give rise to civil liability, or otherwise violate any law. Such violations may subject the sender and his or her agents to civil and criminal penalties. You further understand and agree that sending unsolicited email advertisements to any user of the Sites or the Sites or through Voice computer systems is expressly prohibited by these Terms of Use. Any such unauthorized use of our computer systems is a violation of these Terms of Use and applicable “anti-spam” laws. In addition to any remedies that we may have at law or in equity, if we determine, in our sole discretion, that you have violated or are likely to violate the foregoing prohibitions, we may take any action we deem necessary to cure or prevent the violation, including without limitation, banning you from leaving comments or participating in our forums and communities and/or the immediate removal of the related materials from the Sites at any time without notice. We will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order or subpoena requesting or directing us to disclose the identity of anyone posting such materials.

13. Contests, Sweepstakes and Games

From time to time the Pike Japan, Inc. will offer contests, sweepstakes and games. Additional terms and conditions may apply to your participation in each contest, sweepstakes or game.

14. Order Eligibility

You may only purchase products which appear on this Web site and are delivered to an address located in the United States or Canada. You may only purchase products for personal use by either yourself or your intended recipient of the products. Pike Japan, Inc. may refuse any order that it has reasonable cause to believe is for onward sale other than through distribution channels approved by Pike Japan, Inc.. Pike Japan, Inc. makes not promise that products and services available on the Sites are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States or Canada (“Territory”), and accessing the Web site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If You choose to access this Web site from locations outside the Territory, You do so at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the possession, use and sale of any item purchased from this Sites.

15. Products, Content and Specifications

You may only purchase products which appear on this Web site and are delivered to an address located in the United States or Canada. You may only purchase products for personal use by either yourself or your intended recipient of the products. Pike Japan, Inc. may refuse any order that it has reasonable cause to believe is for onward sale other than through distribution channels approved by Pike Japan, Inc.. Pike Japan, Inc. makes not promise that products and services available on the Sites are appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States or Canada (“Territory”), and accessing the Web site from territories where its contents are illegal or unlawful is prohibited. If You choose to access this Web site from locations outside the Territory, You do so at your own risk. It is your responsibility to ascertain and obey all applicable local, state, federal and international laws (including minimum age requirements) in regard to the possession, use and sale of any item purchased from this Sites.

16. Shipping Limitations

When an order is placed, it will be shipping to an address designated by the purchaser as long as that shipping address is compliant with the shipping restrictions contained on the Sites. All purchases from the Sites are made pursuant to a shipment contract. As a result, risk of loss and title for items purchased from the Sites pass to you upon delivery of the items to the carrier. You are responsible for filing any claims with carriers for damaged and/or lost shipments.

17. Return and Exchange Policy

You may return or exchange a product or service purchased from this Sites in the event that the product or service is defective or for any reason within 30 days. Certain jurisdictions may provide additional statutory rights. Nothing herein is meant to limit your return or cancellation rights under local law. In the event that the return or exchange is due to an incorrect order or faulty product, Pike Japan, Inc. will be responsible for the shipping costs associated with such return. In all other cases, You will be responsible for the return. Pike Japan, Inc. will only accept returned or exchanged products or services that comply with the following process:

  • Items must be in new condition
  • Items must be returned with the original packaging and invoice
  • Shipping and handling charges for returning non-defective items are borne by the buyer.
  • Only refund in the same form of currency used for the purchase

18. Accuracy of Information

We attempt to ensure that information on the Sites is complete, accurate and current. Despite our efforts, the information on the Sites may occasionally be inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. We make no representation as to the completeness, accuracy or currency of any information on the Sites. For example, products included on the Sites may be unavailable, may have different attributes than those listed, or may actually carry a different price than that stated on the Sites. In addition, we may make changes in information about price and availability without notice. While it is our practice to confirm orders by email, the receipt of an email order confirmation does not constitute our acceptance of an order or our confirmation of an offer to sell a product or service. We reserve the right, without prior notice, to limit the order quantity on any product or service and/or to refuse service to any customer. We also may require verification of information prior to the acceptance and/or shipment of any order.

19. Fees

For all charges for any products and services sold on the Sites, Pike Japan, Inc. or its vendors or agents will bill your bank card or alternative payment method offered by Pike Japan, Inc.. When you provide bank card information, account numbers or other information necessary to facilitate payment to us or our vendors, you represent to us that you are the authorized user of the bank card that is used to pay for the products and services. In the event legal action is necessary to collect on balances due, you agree to reimburse Pike Japan, Inc. and its vendors or agents for all expenses incurred to recover sums due, including attorneys’ fees and other legal expenses. You are responsible for purchase of, and payment of charges for, all Internet access services and telecommunications services needed for use of the Sites.

20. Access and Interference

You agree that you will not use any robot, spider, scraper or other automated means to access the Sites for any purpose without our express written permission. Additionally, you agree that you will not: (i) take any action that imposes, or may impose in our sole discretion an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure; (ii) interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the site or any activities conducted on the Sites; or (iii) bypass any measures we may use to prevent or restrict access to the Sites.

21. Right to Takedown Content

Except as disclosed in our Privacy Policy, we will not monitor, edit, or disclose the contents of a user's e-mail unless required in the course of normal maintenance of the Sites and its systems or unless required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with the law or comply with legal process served on Pike Japan, Inc. or the Sites; (2) protect and defend the rights or property of Pike Japan, Inc., the Sites, or the users of the Sites; or (3) act in an emergency to protect the personal safety of our guests, the Sites, or the public. Users shall remain solely responsible for the content of their messages and Pike Japan, Inc. shall have no obligation to prescreen any such content. However, we shall have the right in our sole discretion to edit, refuse to post or remove any material submitted to or posted on the Sites at any time without notice. Without limiting the foregoing, we shall have the right to remove any material that we find to be in violation of the provisions hereof or otherwise objectionable, and the additional right to deny any user who fails to conform to any provision of these Terms of Use access to the Sites.

22. Representations and Warranties

You represent that You are over the age of 18, have the right and authority to enter into this Agreement, are fully able and competent to satisfy the terms, conditions, and obligations herein, and Your use of the Sites and Services is and will be in compliance with all applicable laws. Furthermore, You shall be solely responsible for your own User Submissions and the consequences of posting or publishing them. In connection with User Submissions, you affirm, represent and warrant the following:

  • (i) You have obtained all consents, and possess all copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret and any other proprietary rights, or the necessary licenses thereto, to grant the license in Section 3;
  • (ii) if necessary you have the written consent of each and every identifiable natural person in the User Submission to use such persons name or likeness in the manner contemplated by the Website and this Agreement, and each such person has released you from any liability that may arise in relation to such use;
  • (iii) You have read, understood, agree with, and will abide by the terms of this agreement;
  • (iv) You are not, and have not been an agent of Pike Japan, Inc. and were not and are not acting on behalf of, or as a representative of, Pike Japan, Inc. or any other party in connection with the User Submission;
  • (v) the User Submission and Pike Japan, Inc. use thereof as contemplated by this Agreement and Pike Japan, Inc. website will not infringe any rights of any third party, including but not limited to any Intellectual Property Rights, privacy rights and rights of publicity;
  • (vi) You are not, nor is any other person who appears in your User Submission, a current member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Actors (AFTRA) or any other rights society;
  • (vii) You have not and will not engage in any of the following in connection with the production of, your appearance in, or contribution(s) to your User Submission: infliction of injury to any person or animal, humiliation of any person (whether public or private), infliction of emotional distress on any person, assault or battery of any person, damage to any property without permission, entry on any property without permission, or any other act or omission that could give rise to civil and/or criminal liability;
  • (viii) The User Submission does not contain: (a) material falsehoods or misrepresentations that could harm Pike Japan, Inc. or any third party; (b) content that is unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, pornographic, harassing or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or violate any law; (c) advertisements or solicitations of business; or (d) impersonations of third parties, other than those which are readily apparent.

23. Disclaimers

Your use of this site is at your risk. the information, materials and services provided on or through the sites are provided “as is” without any warranties of any kind including warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, security or non-infringement of intellectual property. neither pike japan, inc., nor any of its affiliates warrant the accuracy or completeness of the information, materials or services provided on or through the sites. the information, materials and services provided on or through the sites may be out of date, and neither pike japan, inc., nor any of its affiliates makes any commitment or assumes any duty to update such information, materials or services. the foregoing exclusions of implied warranties do not apply to the extent prohibited by law. please refer to your local laws for any such prohibitions.
all products and services purchased on or through the sites are subject only to any applicable warranties of their respective manufactures, distributors and suppliers, if any. to the fullest extent permissible by applicable law, we hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, any implied warranties with respect to the products and services listed or purchased on or through the sites. without limiting the generality of the foregoing, we hereby expressly disclaim all liability for product defect or failure, claims that are due to normal wear, product misuse, abuse, product modification, improper product selection, non-compliance with any codes, or misappropriation. we make no warranties to those defined as “consumers” in the magnuson-moss warranty-federal trade commission improvements act. the foregoing exclusions of implied warranties do not apply to the extent prohibited by law. please refer to your local laws for any such prohibitions.
no advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from pike japan, inc. or through pike japan, inc. sites, products and services will create any warranty not expressly made herein.

24. Limitations of liability

Pike japan, inc. does not assume any responsibility, or will be liable, for any damages to, or any viruses that may infect your computer, telecommunication equipment, or other property caused by or arising from your access to, use of, or browsing this sites, or your downloading of any information or materials from this sites. in no event will pike japan, inc., or any of its officers, directors, employees, shareholders, affiliates, agents, successors or assigns, nor any party involved in the creation, production or transmission of the sites, be liable to you or anyone else for any indirect, special, punitive, incidental or consequential damages (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of the sites, any sitess linked to the sites, or the materials, information or services contained on any or all such sites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not advised of the possibility of such damages. you specifically acknowledge that pike japan, inc. shall not be liable for user submissions or the defamatory, offensive, or illegal conduct of any third party, and that the risk of harm or damage from the foregoing rests entirely with you. the foregoing limitations of liability do not apply to the extent prohibited by law. please refer to your local laws for any such prohibitions.
in the event of any problem with the sites or any content, you agree that your sole remedy is to cease using the sites. in the event of any problem with the products or services that you have purchased on or through the sites, you agree that your sole remedy, if any, is from the manufacturer of such products or supplier of such services, in accordance with such manufacturer's or supplier's warranty, or to seek a return and refund for such product or services in accordance with the returns and refunds policies posted on the sites. in no event shall pike japan, inc.' total liability to you for all damages, losses, and causes of action whether in contract, tort (including, but not limited to, negligence), or otherwise exceed the greater of (a) twenty five dollars (us $25.00) or (b) the value of your purchase on the sites.

25. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold Pike Japan, Inc. and any affiliated company or individual harmless from any and all liabilities, costs, and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, related to or in connection with (i) the use of the Sites or the Internet or your placement or transmission of any message or information on this Sites by you or your authorized users; (ii) your violation of any term of this Agreement, including without limitation, your breach of any of the representations and warranties above; (iii) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any right of privacy, publicity rights or Intellectual Property Rights; (iv) your violation of any law, rule or regulation of the United States or any other country; (v) any claim or damages that arise as a result of any User Submission that you provide to Pike Japan, Inc.; or (vi) any other party’s access and use of the Sites with your unique username, password or other appropriate security code.

26. Release

In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users of the Sites, you release Pike Japan, Inc. (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature, known and unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes.

27. Termination

You or we may suspend or terminate your account or your use of this Sites at any time, for any reason or for no reason. You are personally liable for any orders placed or charges incurred through your account prior to termination. We may also block your access to our Sites in the event that (a) you breach these Terms of Use; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; or (c) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us.

28. Force Majeure

Neither Pike Japan, Inc. nor you shall be responsible for damages or for delays or failures in performance resulting from acts or occurrences beyond their reasonable control, including, without limitation: fire, lightning, explosion, power surge or failure, water, acts of God, war, revolution, civil commotion or acts of civil or military authorities or public enemies: any law, order, regulation, ordinance, or requirement of any government or legal body or any representative of any such government or legal body; or labor unrest, including without limitation, strikes, slowdowns, picketing, or boycotts; inability to secure raw materials, transportation facilities, fuel or energy shortages, or acts or omissions of other common carriers.

29. Privacy

Data collection and use, including data collection and use of personally identifiable information is governed by Pike Japan, Inc.’s Privacy Policy which is incorporated into and is a part of this Agreement.

30. General

Any claim relating to, and the use of, this Sites and the materials contained herein is governed by the laws of the state of Washington. You consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington. A printed version of these Terms of Use will be admissible in judicial and administrative proceedings based upon or relating to these Terms of Use to the same extent and subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form.
We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our Sites or Services, and operation of the Sites may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that these Terms of Use and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by Pike Japan, Inc. in our sole discretion. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. These Terms of Use set forth the entire understanding and agreement between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. 11 (Access and Interference), 12 (License), 13 (Release), 15 (Liability Limit), and 16 (Indemnity) shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.

31. Digital millennium copyright act (DMCA) notice

In operating the Sites, we may act as a “services provider” (as defined by DMCA) and offer services as online provider of materials and links to third party web sites. As a result, third party materials that we do not own or control may be transmitted, stored, accessed or otherwise made available using the Sites. Pike Japan, Inc. has in place certain legally mandated procedures regarding allegations of copyright infringement occurring on the Website. Pike Japan, Inc. has adopted a policy that provides for the immediate removal of any content or the suspension of any user that is found to have infringed on the rights of Pike Japan, Inc. or of a third party, or that has otherwise violated any intellectual property laws or regulations, or any of the terms and conditions of this Agreement. If you believe any material available via the Sites infringes a copyright, you should notify us using the notice procedure for claimed infringement under the DMCA (17 U.S.C. Sect. 512(c)(2)). We will respond expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material claimed to be infringing and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the Content. Any infringement notices under DMCA should be send to info@pikejapan.com.

Please provide the following notice:

  • 1.Identify the copyrighted work or other intellectual property that you claim has been infringed;
  • 2.Identify the material on the Sites that you claim is infringing, with enough detail so that we may locate it on the Sites;
  • 3.A statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
  • 4.A statement by you declaring under penalty of perjury that (a) the above information in your notice is accurate, and (b) that you are the owner of the copyright interest involved or that you are authorized to act on behalf of that owner;
  • 5.Your address, telephone number, and email address; and
  • 6.Your physical or electronic signature.

We may give notice to our users of any infringement notice by means of a general notice on any of our websites, electronic mail to a user's e-mail address in our records, or by written communication sent by first-class mail to a user's physical address in our records. If you receive such an infringement notice, you may provide counter-notification in writing to the designated agent that includes the information below. To be effective, the counter-notification must be a written communication that includes the following:

  • 1.Your physical or electronic signature;
  • 2.Identification of the material that has been removed or to which access has been disabled, and the location at which the material appeared before it was removed or access to it was disabled;
  • 3.A statement from you under the penalty of perjury, that you have a good faith belief that the material was removed or disabled as a result of a mistake or misidentification of the material to be removed or disabled; and
  • 4.Your name, physical address and telephone number, and a statement that you consent to the jurisdiction of a Federal District Court for the judicial district in which your physical address is located, or if your physical address is outside of the United States, for any judicial district in which we may be found, and that you will accept service of process from the person who provided notification of allegedly infringing material or an agent of such person.

32. Entire Agreement

These terms and conditions are the entire agreement between the user and Pike Japan, Inc. and supersede any prior understandings or agreements (written or oral).

33. Additional Assistance

If you do not understand any of the foregoing Terms and Conditions or if you have any questions or comments, we invite you to contact us by email at info@pikejapna.com.

34. Copyright Notice

All Site design, graphics, text selections, arrangements, and all software are Copyright © 2019, Pike Japan, Inc. or its licensors. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

COPYRIGHT©

All of the content featured or displayed on these sites, including, but not limited to, text, graphics, photographs, images, moving images, sound, illustrations and software ("Content"), is owned by Pike Japan, Inc., its licensors and/or its content providers. All elements of the sites, including, but not limited to, the general design and the Content, are protected by trade dress, copyright, moral rights, trademark and other laws relating to intellectual property rights. Except as explicitly permitted under this or another agreement with Pike Japan, Inc. or one of its subsidiaries, no portion or element of the sites or its Content may be copied or retransmitted via any means and the sites, their Content and all related rights shall remain the exclusive property of Pike Japan, Inc. or its licensors unless otherwise expressly agreed. You may download and print up to 10 copies of part or all of its contents only for personal non-commercial use and not for further dissemination in any medium. Copying and use of the content of any linked site is subject to the control of the owner of that site.

Trademarks

QAZJAPAN™ and QAZJAPAN.com™ are trademarks of Pike Japan, Inc.. Trademark notices on company and product names of unrelated entities are for informational purposes only and are not intended as a claim of rights by Pike Japan, Inc..to prevent or restrict access to the Sites. Any unauthorized use automatically terminates the permissions and/or licenses granted by us to you.

Links to Third Parties

Links to third party sites are provided to you only as a convenience, and do not imply endorsement by Pike Japan, Inc. or any affiliation with or endorsement by the owner of the linked site. Pike Japan, Inc. is not responsible for the content of any linked site or any consequences of making the link.

How to contact Pike Japan, Inc.

If you have any questions about this copyright statement or would like to request permission to reuse the content on this site, you can contact us at:

  • By e-mail : info@pikejapna.com
  • By mail :
    Pike Japan, Inc.
    1501 Pike Place, Suite 329
    Seattle, WA 98101

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