Terms and Conditions

The following agreement (hereinafter the “Terms of Use”) sets forth the conditions that any users wishing to use this website provided by Mercari, Inc. (hereinafter the “Company”) shall accept and comply with.

1. Acceptance of Terms

Users of this website shall accept all matters that are defined in both these Terms of Use as well as the mercari R4D Privacy Policy defined separately prior to any use of the website. By using this website, it shall be deemed to agree by these Terms of Use as well as the separately defined mercari R4D Privacy Policy.

2. Ownership of Rights

The Company owns any rights that are related to this website (including but not limited to intellectual property rights such as trademark and copyrights).

3. Providing Links

Users may post links for this website. However, Users shall not post any links to this website in a manner that implies that the Company endorses or supports any external media companies. Furthermore, links to this website shall not be posted on external media sources that fall under the following categories.

  1. External media sources that feature content with excessively violent themes, explicit sexual themes, discrimination based on race, nationality, beliefs, gender, or family origin, expressions that could encourage or promote acts of suicide, self-injury, and drug abuse, as well as any other antisocial themes.
  2. External media sources that illegally acquire personal and private information.
  3. External media sources that are deemed to be solely affiliate websites with no content, promote users to visit specific websites, or are otherwise deemed as general spam (features word salads and content scraped off the web, etc.).
  4. External media sources that infringe or defame any of the Company's or third parties' copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property rights such as patent rights, etc., reputations, privacy rights, or any other rights included in the relevant laws and contracts.
  5. Other external media sources that are deemed inappropriate by the Company.

4. Terms of Use for Logos and Icons

The Company grants anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D’s logos and icons in accordance with the conditions below free usage rights. However, we would like to request that anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D’s logos and icons for anything that will be shown through television, newspapers, magazines, online articles, etc. reach out to us at r4d(at)mercari.com regardless of whether they fulfill the conditions below.
* Please replace (at) with @ when doing so.

  1. mercari R4D's logos and icons shall only be used to highlight mercari R4D's activities through external media sources or on social networks, etc. mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not be used for any other purpose.
  2. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not alter, apply filters to, or modify them.
  3. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not do so in a manner that could cause any misunderstandings or misperceptions about mercari R4D (such as using them alongside or within company names, group names, product names, service names, or media names).
  4. mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not be used as a part of any icons for applications or logos.
  5. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not use them as profile pictures or as backgrounds.
  6. Those who wish to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not use them in combination with any link that forward people to any services that are unrelated to mercari R4D.
  7. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not use these under the names of any organization or media source other than mercari R4D.
  8. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall ensure that there is adequate blank space both on either side as well as above and below the logos and icons.
  9. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not use them on external media sources that fall under the following categories.
    • External media sources that feature content containing excessively violent themes, blunt sexual themes, discrimination by reason of race, nationality, beliefs, sex, and family origin, expressions that could induce or support suicide, self-injury, and drug abuse, as well as any other antisocial themes.
    • External media sources that illegally acquire personal and private information.
    • External media sources that are deemed to be solely affiliate websites with no content, promote users to visit specific websites, or are otherwise deemed as general spam (features word salads and content scraped off the web, etc.).
    • External media sources that infringe or defame any of the Company's or third parties' copyrights, trademarks, intellectual property rights such as patent rights, etc., reputations, privacy rights, or any other rights included in the relevant laws and contracts.
    • Other external media sources that are deemed inappropriate by the Company.
  10. Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D's logos and icons shall not do so in a manner that implies that the Company endorses or supports any external media companies.

5. Responsibilities of Logo and Icon Users

The Company has the right to take appropriate action against the users of mercari R4D’s logos and icons if it is found that they have used the logos and icons inappropriately. This includes revoking any usage rights for mercari R4D’s logos and icons as well as any other actions that the Company deems appropriate. However, the Company shall have no responsibility over preventing or correcting any of these violations.
Anyone who wishes to use mercari R4D’s logos and icons shall comply with any of the Company’s claims for damages (includes any claims that have been made by third parties that the Company receives for damages that have been inflicted upon them as a result of inappropriate mercari R4D icons and logo use) if it is found that their use of mercari R4D’s icons and logos has, directly or indirectly, caused damage.

6. Revisions to These Terms

The Company has the right to change these Terms of Use at any time without advance notice if deemed appropriate. The revised Terms of Use shall come into effect once they have been uploaded to the relevant sections of the Company’s website. By continuing to use mercari R4D’s logos and icons, any users are deemed to have agreed to the revised Terms of Use.

7. Governing Laws and Jurisdiction

The governing law in regards to these Terms is the Law of Japan. The Tokyo District Court shall assume exclusive jurisdiction over the first instance of any disputes arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.

Enacted as of October 24, 2019