Termes of use
The following words and terms shall have the meanings set forth below when they are used in these Terms and Conditions.
1.1.“Contents” means information such as text, sounds, music, images, videos, software, programs, computer code, and other information.
1.2.“Subject Contents” means Contents that may be accessed through the Services.
1.3.“Submitted Contents” means Contents that Users have submitted, transmitted or uploaded on or to the Services.
1.4.“Coins” refers to the prepaid payment instrument or the like which Users may exchange for Contents and services offered by NPLN Limited which are provided for a fee within the Services.
1.5.“Separate Terms and Conditions” means terms and conditions separate from these Terms and Conditions that pertain to the Services released or uploaded by LINE under names such as “terms,” “guidelines,” “policies,” or the like.
2.Agreement to these Terms and Conditions
2.1.All Users shall use the Services in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. Users may not use the Services unless they agree to these Terms and Conditions.
2.2.Users who are minors may only use the Services by obtaining prior consent from their parents or legal guardians. Furthermore, if Users will be using the Services on behalf of, or for the purposes of, a business enterprise, then such business enterprise must also agree to these Terms and Conditions prior to using the Services.
2.3.If there are Separate Terms and Conditions applicable to the Services, Users shall also comply with such Separate Terms and Conditions as well as these Terms and Conditions in using the Services.
3.Modification to these Terms and Conditions
NPLN Limited may modify these Terms and Conditions when NPLN Limited deems it to be necessary, within the scope of the purposes of the Services. In such case, NPLN Limited will indicate the contents of the modified version of these Terms and Conditions, as well as the effective date of the modification, on the Services or on NPLN Limited ’s website, or will publicize the same to Users by notifying Users in the manner prescribed by LINE.
The modified version of these Terms and Conditions shall become effective as of the effective date thereof.
4.1.When using the Services, Users may need to set up an account by registering certain information. Users must register true, accurate and complete information, and must revise the same to keep such information up-to-date at all times.
4.2.If Users register any authentication information when using the Services, they must exercise due care in handling such information at their own responsibility to ensure that such information is not used in an unlawful manner. LINE may treat any and all activities conducted under the authentication information as activities that have been conducted by the User with whom the authentication information is registered.
4.3.Any User who has registered for the Services may delete such User’s account and cancel the Services at any time.
4.4. NPLN Limited reserves the right to delete any account that has been inactive for a period of one (1) year or more since its last activation, without any prior notice to the applicable User.
4.5.Any and all rights of a User to use the Service shall cease to exist when such User’s account has been deleted for any reason. Please take note that an account cannot be retrieved even if a User has accidentally deleted their account.
4.6.Each account in the Services is for exclusive use and belongs solely to the User of such account. Users may not transfer, lease or otherwise dispose their rights to use the Service to any third party, nor may the same be inherited or succeeded to by any third party.
5.1. NPLN Limited places top priority on the privacy of its Users.
5.3. NPLN Limited promises to exercise the utmost care and attention to its security measures to ensure the safe management of any and all information collected from Users.
6.Provision of the Service
6.1.Users shall supply PCs, mobile phone devices, smartphones and other communication devices, operating systems, communication methods and electricity, etc. necessary for using the Services at their own responsibility and expense.
6.2. NPLN Limited reserves the right to limit access to all or part of the Services by Users depending upon conditions that LINE considers necessary, such as the age and identification of User, current registration status, and the like.
6.3. NPLN Limited reserves the right to modify, at NPLN Limited's discretion, all or part of the Services as LINE determines necessary anytime without any prior notice to Users.
6.4. NPLN Limited may cease providing all or part of the Services without any prior notice to Users in case of the occurrence of any of the following:
(1)When conducting maintenance or repair of systems;
(2)When the Services cannot be provided due to force majeure such as an accident (fire, power outage, etc.), act of God, war, riot, labor dispute;
(3)When there is system failure or heavy load on the system;
(4)When securing the safety of Users or third parties, or in the case of an emergency for the public welfare; or
(5)When NPLN Limited reasonably determines it to be necessary, other than those set forth in items (1) through (4).
7.No Emergency Call Functions
The Services cannot be depended upon for emergency calls, such as those made to law enforcement agencies, maritime safety authorities, fire brigade or other emergency services.
NPLN Limited reserves the right to post advertisements for NPLN Limited or a third party on the Services.
The Services may contain services or Contents provided by third parties other than NPLN Limited . Such third parties shall bear any and all responsibility regarding such services and/or Contents. Furthermore, there may be terms or use or other terms and conditions provided by such third party which are applicable to such services and Contents.
10.1. NPLN Limited grants Users a non-transferable, non-sublicensable, non-exclusive license to use the Subject Contents provided by NPLN Limited , solely for the purpose of using the Services.
10.2.Users shall abide by the conditions applicable thereto when using the Subject Contents which are subject to conditions of use, such as additional fees and periods of use and the like. Even if terms such as “Purchase”, “Sales,” and the like appear on the screens for the Services, NPLN Limited shall remain the owner of all intellectual property rights as well as all other rights in the Subject Contents offered to Users by NPLN Limited , and such rights shall not be transferred to Users. Users will only be granted usage rights as set forth above.
10.3.Users shall not use the Subject Contents beyond the scope of the intended use of the Subject Contents in the Services (including, without limitation, acts of copying, transmitting, reproducing, and modifying).
10.4.If Users wish to back-up all or part of the Submitted Contents, they will need to do so themselves. NPLN Limited will not undertake the obligation of backing up any of the Submitted Contents.
10.5.The Services may include functions where multiple Users may edit Contents (post, correct, and delete, etc.). In such case, a User who posted his/her Submitted Contents shall grant other Users the right to edit such Submitted Contents.
10.6.Users shall retain their rights to their Submitted Contents, and NPLN Limited shall not acquire any such rights; provided, however, that, among the Submitted Contents, for those made available to other Users generally (i.e., not just to the User's “friends”), the User who posted such Submitted Contents shall be deemed to have granted NPLN Limited a worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free license (including the right to amend (such as abbreviating) such Contents to the extent LINE deems necessary and appropriate, and the right to sublicense such usage rights to other third parties working together with NPLN Limited ), to use such Contents for services and/or promotional purposes.
10.7.Users shall not exercise their rights such as author’s moral rights with respect to the Submitted Contents in relation to the use by NPLN Limited or a third party under Articles 10.5 and 10.6 above.
10.8. NPLN Limited may check and confirm the contents of the Submitted Contents by Users to the extent permissible under laws and regulations, when it is necessary for NPLN Limited to confirm compliance with related laws and regulations or the provisions set out in these Terms and Conditions, etc.; provided, however, that NPLN Limited is not obligated to conduct such confirmation.
10.9.If NPLN Limited believes that a User has violated or may violate any applicable laws or regulations or the provisions of these Terms and Conditions in relation to the Submitted Contents, or when otherwise reasonably necessary for NPLN Limited ’s business, then NPLN Limited reserves the right to preclude such User's use of the Services in certain manners, such as deleting the Submitted Contents without providing prior notice to the User.
11.1.Coins will be provided to Users by NPLN Limited .
12.Relationship between these Terms and Conditions and Laws and Regulations
If the terms of these Terms and Conditions violate any laws and regulations applicable to an agreement between Users and NPLN Limited with respect to the Services (including, without limitation, the Consumer Contract Act of U.K.), such terms, to the extent of such violation, shall not apply to the agreement with the Users; provided, however, that the remaining terms of these Terms and Conditions shall not be affected.
18.Notification and Contact
18.1.For notifications from NPLN Limited to Users regarding the Services, NPLN Limited will use a method that NPLN Limited considers appropriate, such as posting in an appropriate place within the Services or on NPLN Limited ’s website.
18.2.For notifications from Users to LINE regarding the Services, Users shall use the customer inquiry form available on the Services or on LINE’s website, or through other means designated by LINE.
19.Governing Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms and Conditions will be governed by the laws of U.K.. Any conflicts between Users and NPLN Limited that arise from or in connection with the Service shall be resolved under the exclusive jurisdiction of the LONDON District Court as the court of first instance.
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