Terms of use

Terms of Use

This terms of use (referred to as the “Terms of Use”) shall apply to the information providing website on the [https://bizpartner.panasonic.net/ap] (referred to as the “Website”) that Panasonic Corporation and its subsidiaries (referred to collectively below as “the Company”) provide to you regarding the Company’s products/service. If you wish to use the Website, you must accept the Terms of Use by clicking the “Accept” button below. By clicking the “Accept” button, you are agreeing to be bound by the Terms of Use.

 

1.      Your Registration with the Website

Your contact data and other details requested by Company during the registration process must be complete and accurate. If you register as a legal entity, an individual authorized to represent the legal entity must also be named.

 

2.      Responsibility for Log-in Data

  1. You agree to keep confidential and not to disclose to any unauthorized third party the log-in data, including the User ID and password.
  2. In addition, you shall be liable in accordance with statutory provisions for any misuse and/or other activity effected with your log-in data whether by you or by any third party to whom you have disclosed such log-in data details.

 

3.      Updating User Data

You shall be obliged to keep your data, including your contact data, up to date. Should the data you provided change during the time you use the Website, you shall be obliged to correct such data in “My account” menu on the Website immediately. Should you be unable to make such changes, please inform Company of your changed data via email or fax without delay.

 

4.      Copyright

  1. Copyright for the Website and all material appearing on it, including but not limited to texts, documents, images, specifications, data, software, etc., (referred to collectively below as "Content") belongs to the Company, the original author, or other entities.
  2. Duplication, public transmission, modification, deletion, or reproduction of Content from the Website without the authorization of the copyright holder, whether the Company, the original author, or another entity, is prohibited under copyright laws, and international conventions, except for the specific use permitted under those laws. You are therefore requested to contact the Company to obtain permission before making use of Content appearing on the Website. Please note that the Company may refuse to grant permission to use Content at its sole discretion.
  3. If use is made of Content with the permission of the Company, the use thereof shall be restricted to the extent permitted by the Company and you are requested to display the copyright notice specified by the Company. Modification or deletion of the copyright notice without prior notice to the Company is prohibited.

 

5.      Trademarks, etc.

Rights to the trademarks, logos, and product names appearing on the Website belong exclusively to the Company or to other entities. Usage of such trademarks, logos, and product names without authorization from the Company or the right holder is prohibited under trademark law, except for specific use permitted under trademark law or other laws. You are therefore requested to contact the Company to obtain permission before making use of trademarks, logos, and product names appearing on the Website. In the event that permission to use the trademarks, logos and product names is granted by the Company, the use thereof shall be restricted, non-exclusive and non-transferable and shall be used strictly to the extent permitted by the Company.

 

6.      Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability

  1. CONTENT AND OTHER INFORMATION APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE (INCLUDING ALL CONTENT AND FUNCTIONS MADE AVAILABLE ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THE WEBSITE) ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY LAW, WITH REGARD TO CONTENT AND OTHER INFORMATION APPEARING ON THE WEBSITE, THE COMPANY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER (1) FOR THE ACCURACY, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT OF ANY CONTENT PUBLISHED ON OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE WEBSITE; OR (2) THAT THE SERVER THAT MAKES THE WEBSITE AVAILABLE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER COMPONENTS THAT MAY INFECT, HARM, OR CAUSE DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR ANY OTHER PROPERTY WHEN YOU ACCESS, BROWSE, DOWNLOAD FROM, OR OTHERWISE USE THE WEBSITE.
  2. IN NO EVENT WILL THE COMPANY OR ANY THIRD PARTY MENTIONED ON THE WEBSITE BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER (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 WEBSITE, ANY WEBSITES LINKED TO THE WEBSITE, OR THE MATERIALS OR INFORMATION OR WEBSITES CONTAINED AT ANY OR ALL SUCH WEBSITES, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY AND WHETHER OR NOT THE COMPANY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. IF YOUR USE OF THE CONTENT, INFORMATION OR WEBSITES RESULTS IN THE NEED FOR SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION OF EQUIPMENT OR DATA, YOU ASSUME ALL COSTS THEREOF.

 

7.      Prohibited Activities

  1. Any activities on and/or in connection with the Website that violate applicable law, third-party rights or the principles of the protection of minors shall be prohibited. In particular, the following activities shall be prohibited;
    • uploading, distributing, offering and marketing contents of a pornographic nature, that violate laws for the protection of minors, data protection law and/or any other law, and/or fraudulent contents, service and/or products.
    • the use of Content by which other users or any third party are insulted or defamed.
    • the unauthorized use, provision and distribution of Content, Websites and/or products protected by law or subject to third-party rights (including but not limited to copyrights, trade secrets, property, privacy, or any other rights and privilege of Company or third parties).
    • Use your ID and password for any unlawful, dishonest or fraudulent purpose.
  2. In addition, when uploading your own contents to the Website as well as when you communicate with other users, the following activities shall be prohibited, irrespective of whether any law is violated or not;
    • the distribution of junk or spam mails as well as of chain letters.
    • the distribution of insinuating, offensive, sex-related, obscene or defaming contents and/or communications as well as of contents and/or communications that are suitable to support or promote racism, fanaticism, hate, physical violence or unlawful acts (in each case express or implied).
    • harassment of other users, e.g. by initiating repeated personal contacts without or against such other user’s reaction as well as the promotion and support of such harassment.
    • to request other users to disclose password or personal data for commercial or illegal purpose.
    • the distribution and/or public disclosure of contents available on the Website to the extent such disclosure is not expressly permitted by the relevant author or unless such contents are expressly provided as a functionality on the Website.
    • Any action that is suitable to negatively affect the smooth operation of the Website, in particular to generate excessive traffic shall also be prohibited.
    • Transmit any data, send or upload any material that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designated to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
    • Include a link to all or part of the Website in any creation, publication or operation of other internet sites or resources.
  3. In case of any suspected illegal and/or punishable act, Company shall be entitled and may be obliged to verify your activities and to implement suitable legal measures. This may include forwarding the facts to the government department responsible for investigating criminal activities.
  4. The Company shall be entitled to temporarily or permanently block your access to the Website if there are indications showing that you violate or violated these Terms of Use and/or applicable law or if the Company is legitimately interested in blocking such access. When deciding on blocking your access to the Website, the Company shall take your legitimate interests into consideration.

 

8.      Modification and Termination

  1. Company reserves the right to modify the Content of the Website with or without notice to you, and/or amend or terminate the Website at any time.
  2. Company may, in its sole discretion, amend the Terms of Use at any time by displaying notice on the Website. By continuing to use the Website after such display, you shall agree to the Terms of Use as amended.

 

9.      Confidentiality

  1. You agree to (i) keep in confidence all the information obtained as a result of your use of the Website (referred to as the “Confidential Information”), (ii) not make any use of Confidential Information, without Company’s prior written consent, unless permitted, and (iii) not disclose or divulge them to any third party.

 

10.  Non-Assignment

You agree not to assign, transfer or give as a security the right to use the Website, or other titles, rights or obligations.

 

11.  Severability

Should any provision of the Terms of Use be or become ineffective, this shall not affect the legal effectiveness of the remaining provisions hereof. Such ineffective provision shall be deemed replaced by an effective provision which comes as close as possible to the parties’ economic intent.

 

12.  Exports

  1. You agree to comply with all the export laws and regulations applicable to your use of the Website. In no event shall Company be bound by any terms and conditions that contravene any export laws, regulations or other restrains of any relevant countries including but not limited to Japan. All orders are subject to obtaining of any required license under the said relevant laws.
  2. You agree NOT to use the Content for “Military Purpose”, and NOT to sell, lease, provide or otherwise dispose of the Content, both overseas shipments and domestic shipments, to any dealers or customers who may make use of the Content for “Military Purpose”. For the purpose of this Article, “Military Purpose” means the design, development, manufacture, use or stockpiling of any weapons, including, without limitation, nuclear weapons, chemical weapons, biological weapons and missiles.
  3. You shall not export, directly or indirectly, to any of the countries against which any economic sanction is imposed under resolutions approved by the Security Council of the United Nations, so far as the Content remains the prohibited subject whose export to such countries is prohibited thereunder.

 

13.  Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Japan without regard to its conflict of laws rules, and any claim related to the Terms of Use, or arising out of your use of the Website will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Japan.

 

14.  Conflict of the provisions

If any conflict occurs between the terms of use provisions detailed on the Website and these Terms of Use, the latter shall supersede.

 

15.  Hyperlinking

  1. The website may provide links to other websites hosted by third parties ("Linked Sites”). We do not have the obligation to monitor the content on the Linked Sites and have no discretion to alter, update or control the content on the Linked Sites. Our provision of hyperlink to Linked Sites shall not be construed as an endorsement, authorization, sponsorship, or affiliation with respect to such websites, their owners, or their providers.
  2. The Linked Sites may contain rules and regulations, privacy provisions, confidentiality provisions, transmission of personal data provisions, and other provisions which differ from the provisions provided here and our Privacy Policy. If you link to otherwise visit any of these Linked Sites, please review their respective terms of use, privacy statements, notices and policies.

 

16.  Transmission of personal data

You have read our Privacy Statement which sets out the terms that specifically govern the collection, use, retention and disclosure of your personal data. Accordingly, you have agreed to the terms of our Privacy Policy and given your consent to the collection and transfer of your personal data according to the terms of our Privacy Statement.

Privacy Policy

1. Privacy Policy

The Company aims to obtain the satisfaction and trust of our customers by providing superior products and services, in accordance with our Basic Business Philosophy. As part of our efforts to achieve this goal, we have implemented the following policy to protect your Personal Information collected on the Company's website.

Your access and use of this website (including providing of your Personal Information) constitutes your consent to the processing and transfer of your Personal Information in accordance with this privacy policy.

  1. A person responsible for the protection of personal information has been appointed to every organization within the Company in an effort to ensure that such information is managed appropriately.
  2. “Personal Information” refers to all and any information relating to you by which you can be identified (including, but not limited to your name, contact numbers, email address, mailing address, password and Internet Protocol address).  The Company will inform you of the purpose of use, as well as whom to contact with any related inquiries.
  3. The Company will make use of personal information within the scope appropriate to the purpose of use to which you have agreed including (but not limited to) (a) provide information, services and customer support you request; (b) monitor use of, customize, measure and improve our services, content and advertising; (c) allow you to participate in contests and surveys organized by the Company; (d) send you marketing, service updates and promotional offers you request; and (e) prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities and/or enforce our Terms of Use Agreement.
  4. The Company may provide or transfer your Personal Information you provide to other entities in the Panasonic group but will not supply or disclose your personal information to third parties without your permission unless (a) required to do so in compliance with any law, regulation or court order; (b) upon the request of a government, regulatory or law enforcement agency; (c) for the investigation and help to prevent security threats, fraud or other malicious activity; (d) to enforce/protect the rights and properties of Panasonic or its affiliates; or (e) to protect the rights or personal safety of Panasonic employees and third parties.
  5. If you wish to review your personal information, please contact the relevant contact person we show on the website where you supplied or registered your personal information. The contact person will make reasonable efforts to appropriately respond to your request.
  6. The Company will make commercially reasonable efforts to maintain and improve security to ensure that Personal Information is managed safely. Our employees are aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality of the Personal Information collected. We recommend you take every precaution in protecting your Personal Information when you are on the Internet. While we strive to protect your Personal Information, we are unable to give an absolute assurance for the security of the information you transmit over the Internet.
  7. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.
  8. While complying with applicable laws and regulations, the Company will make ongoing efforts to improve and upgrade measures taken to protect Personal Information.
  9. With regard to inquiries regarding personal information supplied or registered by you, requests to review such information, etc., should be directed to the contact person indicated at the specific website where the information was submitted.
  10. If you are under the age of 13, you are requested to obtain the consent of your parent or guardian, before your personal information is submitted.
  11. The Personal Information that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination across international borders as necessary for processing in accordance with the Company’s standard business practices. By submitting your Personal Information, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing.
  12. The website may contain links to other websites hosted by third parties whose privacy practices may differ from us. We do not endorse or make any representations about these third party websites and will not be responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these sites, even if they appear as part of the website. The Personal Information you choose to provide to or that is collected by these third parties is not covered by this privacy policy. If you link to or otherwise visit any these third party websites, please review their respective privacy policies.

 

2. Cookies

  1. Cookies are small data files that are written to your hard disk when you visit a website. They are used, for example, to identify you when you revisit the website at a later time. The information contained in cookies is exchanged between the website and your Web browser program, but websites are not allowed to read information from cookies created by other websites or other data on your hard disk.
  2. Many websites use cookies, but you may set your Web browsers to inform them before accepting new cookies or to refuse all cookies, if you so wish.
  3. The Company's website occasionally uses cookies to enhance the information and services provided, and to make navigating the site more convenient. The Company's website does not use cookies to obtain information that would allow it to identify you except in cases where you have agreed to provide such information beforehand.

 

In order to serve you better, we may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. We encourage you to periodically review this web page so as to be informed of any changes to this Privacy Policy.