Terms of Use

The following terms and conditions of use (Hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use”) must be followed in order to use the service (Hereinafter referred to as "the service") provided by Game8 inc. (Hereinafter referred to as “the Company”), and are applicable to all users (Hereinafter referred to as “the user”) of the service.


Section 1 (Terms)

The following terminology found in the Terms of Use will be defined in the following manner except for when stated otherwise, or in instances when it should be interpreted differently through context.

(1) “The Service” refers to the Website managed by the Company, which provides game-related contents including game walkthroughs and strategy guides, as well as any application intended for a smartphone or mobile device.

(2) “Individual Regulations” refer to the written guidelines, policies, regulations, and protocol outside of the Terms of Use that the Company provides to users in order for them to be elligible the service.

(3) “Contents” refer to any writing, voice, music, images, videos, programs, or other information, “Service Contents” refer to contents provided by the Company which can be accessed through this service, and “User Contents” refer to any contents posted or sent by the user through the service.

(4) “Intellectual Property Right” refers to any copyright, patent right, utility model, design right, or other intellectual property, and includes the acquisition of those rights as well as the right to register them.


Section 2 (Adaptations and Modifications of the Terms of Use)

1. In addition to the Terms of Use, Individual Regulations will be applicable to the user when using the service.

2. The user will be considered to have agreed to the conditions of the Terms of Use at the time they have begun to use the service (this includes Individual Regulations when they are present. The same shall apply hereinafter). By agreeing to the Terms of Use, User Agreement for the service will be concluded between the Company and the user.

3. In the instance where the user is a minor, they must receive consent from a parent or legal guardian before using the service.

4. When a user wishes to use this service for commercial purposes, they must contact the Company separately through the inqury contact designated by the Company and follow the procedure as specified by the Company.

5. The company may modify or revise the Terms of Use without obtaining consent from the user. The Company will publish the modified Terms of Use to the appropriate place of the service, and the modified Terms of Use will be considered effective upon being published. When the user uses the service after the Terms of Use have been modified, they may not revoke consent for the changes to the Terms of Use.


Section 3 (Account Registration / Management / Deletion etc.)

1. The user must register an account in accordance with the Company’s prescribed method when using some features of the service. The Company accepts or rejects the registration of an account based on the user’s application according to the standard prescribed by the Company, and if the registration is accepted, the Company will notify the applicant, and registration will be completed.

2. The Company may refuse account registration if the person applying for account registration under paragraph 1 falls under any of the following items. In this case, the Company will not be obligated to explain the reason for refusal to the user.

(1) All or part of the information provided to the Company in connection with account registration is false, a misrepresentation, omits details, is a violation of public order and morals, or the content is offensive to a third party

(2) The applicant is a minor, an adult ward, a person under curatorship, or an assisted person who has not obtained consent from their legal representative, guardian, conservator, or assitant

(3) The applicant has violated the Terms of Use in the past

(4) The applicant is affiliated with organized crime (such as a violence group, gang members, gang associate members, gang-related companies, extortionists, social movements such as political racketeering, special intelligence gangs, etc .; the same applies hereinafter), or when the Company determines that they have interacted with or been involved in any way with organized crime, etc. by cooperating or participating in the maintenance, operation, or management of organized crime, etc. through financial provision

(5) Other instances where the Company deems someone inappropriate

3. If there is a change to the information that the user has submitted when applying for account registration, the user shall promptly display this change or notify the Company through the method determined by the Company.

4. When using the service, the user must manage their own ID and password, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “password etc.”) securely and at their own risk to prevent improper usage of the password etc. If the user finds out that the password, etc. is used or stolen by a third party, they will immediately notify the Company and follow the instructions from the Company. The Company shall be able to regard any act performed using a registered password etc. as the act of the user.

5. The account made through the service is the sole property of the user. The user may not assign, lend, change the name, buy or sell, or inherit the user rights of the service.

6. The user may at any time delete their account through the prescribed manner of the Company and stop using the service.

7. The Company may suspend the service for or delete the account of the user without prior notification or warning if the user falls under any of the following items. In such an instance, the Company will not accept any questions or complaints about usage suspension or deletion.

(1) The company determines that the user has violated the Terms of Use

(2) The registered information is determined to be false or inaccurate

(3) They fall under any of the items listed in paragraph 2 of this section.

(4) Other instances where the Company deems a user inappropriate

8. The Company may delete accounts that have not been accessed in over 180 days without prior notification or warning to the user.

9. When the account is deleted for any reason, the user will become unable to use any of the features of the service that require a registered account. Even if the user mistakenly deletes their account, their account may not be recovered, and it will be necessary to once again register an account in order to regain access to these features of the service.

10. The Company will not be liable for any damages caused to the user by the actions the Company has taken under this section.


Section 4 (Personal Information)

The Company will handle all personal information provided to or obtained by the Company and other user information in accordance with the Company “Privacy Policy” when the user uses the service.


Section 5 (Prohibited Acts)

1. The user is forbidden from engaging in activity that falls under the following items and activity that is liable to fall under as well.

(1) Acts that violate laws and regulations, court decisions, decisions or orders, or binding administrative measures

(2) Acts that defy public order and morals

(3) Acts that infringe the copyright, trademark right, patent right and other intellectual property rights, honor right, privacy right, or any other legal or contractual rights or interests of the Company or a third party

(4) Acts committed with the intention of encountering or dating with an unacquainted person, and acts committed with the intention of sexual intercourse or indecent conduct

(5) Acts of transmitting excessively violent expressions, explicit sexual expressions, expressions associated with discrimination based on race, nationality, religion, gender, social status, family lineage, etc., expressions that encourage or promote suicide, self-harm, or drug abuse, expressions linked to crime or encouraging crime, or other expressions that contain offensive content that makes others feel uncomfortable

(6) Acts intended for the purpose of harassment or slander against a third party

(7) Acts of transmitting information including computer viruses and other harmful computer programs

(8) Acts that impersonate the Company or a third party.

(9) Acts of intentionally spreading false information

(10) Sales, publicity, advertising, solicitation, or other acts intended for profit

(11) Acts that provide benefit to criminal organizations as well as other cooperation and involvement

(12) Acts of inviting others to participate in religious activities or religious groups

(13) The act of illegally collecting, disclosing or transmitting personal information of oneself or a third party

(14) Acts that interfere with or impede the operation of the Service by the Company or use of the Service by other users

(15) Act of using this service for commercial purpose without our prior permission

(16) Acts that promote conduct that falls under any of the previous items

(17) Other acts deemed inappropriate by the Company

2. If the Company determines that the user's conduct falls under any of the items in the preceding paragraph, or is liable to, the Company may delete all of or a portion of the contents transmitted by the user through the service, or the user’s registered account, without prior notification to the user.

3. The Company will not take responsibility for any damages caused to the user related to the measures taken by the Company in accordance with the preceding paragraph.


Section 6 (Suspension, Modification, and Termination of the Service)

The Company may suspend all or part of the service without giving prior notice to the user if any of the following conditions apply:

(1) When inspection or maintenance work on equipment etc. related to this service is being performed

(2) When the equipment and communication lines related to this service are shut down due to unforeseeable circumstances etc.

(3) When it is impossible or difficult to provide this service due to force majeure such as fire, power outage, or natural disaster

(4) Other instances where the Company deems it necessary

2. The Company may change the content of all or part of this service at any time without notifying the user in advance if the Company deems it necessary.

3. The Company can terminate the provision of this service at its convenience. In this case, the Company will notify the user in advance.

4. The Company may provide all or part of the service to users who have met their age, identity verification status, and other conditions prescribed by the Company.

5. The Company will not be liable for any damage caused to the user based on the measures the Company has taken under this section.


Section 7 (Contents, Intellectual Property Rights, etc.)

1. All intellectual property rights and other rights related to the service as well as contents of the service belong to the Company (or a person licensed to the Company), and under the Terms of Use of the service the Company does not grant the license of any rights to the user.

2. The user is only authorized to view the contents provided by the Company through the service, and may not use contents provided by the service beyond the means anticipated by the Service (reproduction, copying, modification, public transmission, etc., as well as the re-licensing of these use to a third party.)

3. The user is solely responsible for the contents that they post, send, etc. through the service. The Company does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, usefulness, legitimacy, etc. regarding user contents.

4. The user shall own intellectual property rights and other rights of user contents that they post, send, etc. through the service. The user shall be able to post, transmit, etc. user contents through the service only in a manner that does not violate the Terms of Use.

5. The Company has no obligation to back up service contents or user contents. It is the responsibility of the user to back up user contents at their own expense if a backup is required.

6. When the user posts or transmits user contents through the service, the user has granted the Company the right to use these user contents free of charge and indefinitely, regardless of region, for services or promotions of the Company (this includes copying, copying, modification, public transmission, and all other uses, as well as the permission to grant third parties these uses). The user shall not exercise moral rights in connection with the use of the user contents by the Company or by a third party who has obtained a license from the Company under this paragraph. The agreement of the Company's right to use user contents and the non-exercise of moral rights concerning the user's contents, as set forth in this Section, shall continue even after the termination of the Terms of Use between the Company and the relevant user.

7. The Company shall be able to confirm the content within user contents if it is necessary to verify that they conform with the law and the Terms of Use. If the Company determines that user contents violate or may violate the Terms of Service, the Company may delete user contents without notifying the user in advance.

8. The Company may post company as well as third party advertisements on this service.


Section 8 (Use of the Service and User Responsibilities)

1. The user may use the service in accordance with the Terms of Use and the Company terms.

2. Computers, smartphones and other devices, as well as software, communication lines and other communication environments, etc. necessary to receive the service will be prepared and maintained at the user's expense and responsibility. The Company does not guarantee that the service will be compatible with all devices.

3. The user shall be held responsible when using the service and is solely responsible for all conduct and outcomes resulting from using the service.

4. The user will resolve any disputes, etc. that arise between them and a third party in connection with the service at their own risk, and the Company will not be liable for such matters.

The user shall indemnify in accordance with our request immediately if we suffer any damage (including the burden of attorneys' fees) directly or indirectly in connection with their use of this service (Includes cases in which the Company receives a claim etc. from a third party as a result of the user’s actions).


Section 9 (Non-Guarantees and the Company’s Responsibilities)

1. The Company does not provide any guarantee for the accuracy, reliability, legitimacy, compatibility for a specific purpose or any other matters regarding this service (including the contents provided by the service, the content and tools provided, notices posted through the service, advertisements, etc. hereinafter the same in this section), and there is no effective or legal guarantee that this service will be free of defects.

2. The user shall use the Service at their own discretion and responsibility and shall be solely responsible for any consequences of using the service.

3. A website provided by, and operated by, a third party that can be used transitioned to by the user via the link established on the service (hereinafter referred to as “a third party site”) is provided at the responsibility of that third party, and the terms of use, etc. defined separately by the third party apply. The user shall use third party sites at their own discretion and responsibility.

4. The company will not be liable for any damages incurred by the user related to this service, such as the suspension, termination, or modification of the service by the Company, account deletion, deletion or loss of user contents, etc., the loss of data due to the use of the service, breakdown of equipment, or downloads and computer virus infections, etc. from third party websites, including advertisements placed on the service, as long as there was no intent or gross negligence from the Company. However, regardless of the provision of the Consumer Contract Act and other provisions under which the Company is not liable for damages under the provisions of this section and others, if the Company is liable for damages against the user, the Company shall compensate for the damage suffered by the user (not to exceed 100 yen).

5. The Company will not take any responsibility for monitoring or storing user contents without any involvement in user communication or activity. If there is a dispute between the user and a third party, the user shall resolve the dispute at his own responsibility and expense. If the Company bears payment of damages etc. to the third party based on the dispute, the user shall be required to compensate the Company in full (including the legal fees and other expenses required for resolution).


Section 10 (General Terms)

1. Notices and communications from the Company to the user regarding the Service will be made by posting to appropriate places through the service, and by the means deemed appropriate by the Company. The Company does not take any responsibility for damage caused by undelivered or delayed notifications from the Company.

2. Notification from the user regarding the service to the Company shall be made by sending an inquiry form from the designated place within the service or by a means specified by the Company. In the case of contact or a notification from the user, the Company shall be able to confirm the identity of the user according to the means prescribed by the Company. In addition, regarding the means of responding to notices and communications from the user, the Company may respond by a means that it deems optimal for each situation, but it shall not be possible for the user to specify the means of responding.

3. The user may not assign, transfer, secure, lend or otherwise dispose of a contractual position under these Terms of Use or their rights or obligations under these Terms of Use without prior written consent of the Company.

4. In the case where the Company transfers the operations of the service to a third party (including business transfer, company split, and all cases where this service is transferred), in accordance with the transfer of that business, the Company may transfer the user’s contractual status, rights and obligations under the Terms of Use, and information registered with the account to the assignee of the business, and the user is considered to have agreed beforehand.

5. Even if a section or part of the Terms of Use is determined to be invalid under the Consumer Contracts Act or other laws, the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use and parts of the provisions not determined to be invalid shall continue to be valid, and they shall be modified to the extent that the invalidated clause or part of it becomes valid, ensuring the same legal and financial effect to the fullest extent of the invalidated clause or part of it.

6. The Terms and Use of the original manual are written in Japanese and the governing law is Japanese law. For all disputes arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or services, the Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive agreement jurisdiction court of the first trial.


Enacted on August 1, 2014
Revised on August 22, 2014
Revised on November 15, 2016
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