Site policy

This website is administered by Shibunkaku Co., Ltd. and its affiliated companies.Below are explanations of things that you should be aware of when using the Website.
*For the purpose of these Terms, the term “affiliated company” shall refer to a company that has a contractual relationship with Shibunkaku.

Copyright and Trademark

Any text, photograph, illustration and software (hereinafter referred to the “Content”) on the Website is protected under copyright by Shibunkaku and its affiliated companies (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Company”), or third parties.
You may download the Content, but only for your personal / internal use, family use, or other equivalent usage within a limited scope.
In the event of Content that includes a copyright notice of the Company or any third party, you should reproduce such Content without removing the copyright notice. In cases where specific terms of use are established for any individual Content by a copyright holder thereof, you can use the Content in compliance with the said terms, and can even reproduce the Content for purposes other than the one mentioned above. The Company may prohibit you from using Content in cases where any third party’s portrait or copyrighted work is included in the Content, or where the Company finds such use inappropriate.
You cannot use Content for any purpose, in any manner, including adaptation and public transmission, without permission of the copyright holder thereof, except as permitted above or by the Copyright Act.
Any rights in trademarks, logos and trade names shown on the Website belong to the Company or respective owners thereof. Using such trademarks, etc. without permission of the Company is prohibited by the Copyright Act, etc. You should ask the Company for permission before using the trademarks, etc.
The Company does not grant any of the copyrights, patent rights, trademark rights or any other rights of the Company or third party in connection with Content on the Website, and does not make any warranty as to the Content on the Website.


The Company does not make any warranty as to correctness, usefulness, reliability or safety, or any other warranty, in connection with the Content on the Website. The Company will not be liable for any damage / losses incurred by you due to use of, or inability to use, any Content on the Website.
The Company may change or delete any Content on the Website, or the URL thereof, without notification. Information on the Website is not always updated. Availability of any Content on the Website may be suspended or terminated without notice. The Company will not be liable for any damage caused by such change, deletion, information that is not updated, suspension or termination.
The Company may revise the Website Policy without notification. You should note that the revised Website Policy will be applied regardless of whether you are aware of such revision or not.
We do not represent that materials on this site are appropriate for use in all locations. Persons who choose to access the site do so on their own initiative, and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.

Protection of Personal Information

The Company may ask you to provide your personal information on the Website for the purpose of using such information to provide services to you. In such cases, your personal information will be protected as mentioned below, under the Privacy Policy.
Personal information to be protected shall be personally identifiable information including your name, address, e-mail address, telephone/fax number, gender and date of birth.
In asking you to provide your personal information on the Website, the Company shall specify the purpose of using such information, and will not use the information for any purposes other than the specified ones. The Company will designate a supervisor of personal information management so as to manage your personal information properly.
The Company will not provide your personal information to any third party without your consent,

  • ・when you have agreed to provision of your personal information; or
  • ・when provision of the information is required by law or government agencies; or
  • ・when provision of the information to any affiliated company is deemed necessary by Shibunkaku.
In the exceptional cases mentioned above, personal information will be provided only to the minimum extent required, and the Company will, by means of a contract, etc., ensure that the recipient will manage the personal information properly.
The Company will observe laws and regulations applicable to personal information possessed by the Company, and shall review and improve the measures taken for the purposes mentioned above.
In cases where the Website stipulates any handling of personal information, such stipulation shall prevail.


The encryption technology called SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is used in any pages of the Website where you are requested to enter your personal information, so that you can feel secure when entering the information. By means of SSL, any data entered by you will be encrypted in your personal computer, and sent on a network to the registration computer.


[Links to the Website]

If you intend to create a link to the Website, you should submit prior notice to the Company specifying the administrator of your website linking to the Website, the purpose of linking, and the URL of the page in which the link is created. In principle, the Company will not make any comment as to the content of the notice submitted by you, but may prohibit linking in rare cases. In principle, you should create a link to the top page of the Website, unless otherwise required for any special reason.

[Links to third party websites from the Website]

The Website may contain a link to a third party website. Such a link is provided only for convenience, and the Company is not liable for any content of the linked website. In using any third party website to which the Website has a link, you should observe the terms of use of such a website.