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SPIRAL/Wacoal Art Center manages this site. When making use of this site, please be aware of the terms set forth below. The company may change the terms of use for the site at any time. At such time as any changes are made, we will post a revised version of this document, and it is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with any changes or additions that have been made. In respect of matters pertaining to copyright, limitation of liability, we are obliged to make the relevant terms public and display them in such a manner that anyone can easily find out what they are. For that reason the terms are displayed below. Please read them.

1.Rights holder of data

Irrespective of ownership, the company owns all rights, and the power to exercise such rights, pertaining to the text, binary and images and all data ("data") in this site including, but not limited to, text, photographs, music, programs, and trademarks, logos such as copyright, secondary copyright, trademark rights, design rights, patent rights and proprietorship.

2.Restrictions on the use of data

Restrictions on the use of data (1)
There are restrictions governing the use of data based upon arrange of intellectual property laws including, but not restricted to, copyright law, trademark law, patent law, design law, unfair competition prevention law, and so forth.

Restrictions on the use of data (2)
In the event that you download data from the site, the company grants you permission to non-exclusive use of the data, but no rights of any kind are conferred upon you, and you are only allowed such use of the data as falls within the parameters of the "terms of use."

Restrictions on the use of data (3)
In the event that you have downloaded data from the site, with the exception of personal, non-commercial use, under no circumstances can you make use of data of the company without prior permission from the company. Using the data for personal use is defined as non-commercial individual use with one-time reproduction of the data on a single computer per individual.

Restrictions on the use of data (4)
It is forbidden to broadcast, to publicly transmit (or make into transmissible format), to exhibit or display, to show in cinematic form, to circulate, or lend out the data without prior permission from the company.

Restrictions on the use of data (5)
Installing the data as if it were your own data, installing the data on more than one computer, quoting the data, modifying the data, editing the data, as well as reverse-assembly, reverse-compiling or reverse engineering of the data is not permitted without the prior permission of the company.

3.Contributions and Suggestions

With the exception of comments and opinions regarding this homepage, the company does not accept any ideas for its new products, product or service names, or production methodologies from third parties. This is in order to avoid the eventuality of any such third-party mistakenly claiming that original ideas of Wacoal Art Center. originated from the said third-party, and not from the company. Irrespective of ownership, the company owns all rights, as well as the power to exercise such rights, pertaining to the text, binary and images and all data ("data") in this site including, but not limited to, text, photographs, music, programs, and trademarks, logos such as copyright, secondary copyright, trademark rights, design rights, patent rights and proprietorship.

4.Modification

Under no circumstances does the company permit any form of modification (defined as the changing and/or deletion of the data in whole or part) as this is an infringement of Clause 20 of the copyright law, the right to preserve consistency.

5.Dissolving the agreement

If, based on appropriate cause, the company decides that you have contravened any of the regulations of the terms of use, the company has the right to dissolve the agreement that exists between us with regard to permission for the use of the data. At such a time as the agreement is dissolved, your use of the data will immediately be nullified, and you must erase all the data and any copies thereof taken from this site.

6.Protected Regions

The copyright and/or secondary copyright for the data is protected not only under the copyright law, and related laws, of Japan (the country from which the data is being transmitted), the Berne Treaty, copyright conventions with numerous other countries, and other international agreements, but also the copyright laws and related laws of the country where the data is received, and the country where the data is used. In the case of use between multiple countries including Japan, as well as use in countries excluding Japan, should the data be used in a manner which contravenes these terms of use, or should the data be used in an improper manner which contravenes the above listed laws and international conventions and agreements, such use will constitute an unlawful act.

7.Effectiveness of agreement

In the event that a portion of the terms of agreement becomes invalid, or impossible to implement due to some cause, the remainder of the terms shall continue to remain in effect.

8.Applicable law and jurisdiction

Japanese national law shall be the applicable law in respect of the mutual agreement with regard to terms of use, and with regard to all matters pertaining to the site. The sole controlling jurisdiction as regards the mutual agreement with regard to use, as well as disputes that arise in connection with this website or any litigation, will be the Osaka District Court in Japan.

9.Disclaimers and limitation of liability

The company offers the data to be used on an "AS IS" basis. No representations or any kind of warranty are made, whether express or implied, with regard to content, satisfactory quality, or fitness for a particular purpose. The company is in no way liable for damage resulting from viruses that occur in the data, or if there is any defect within the data. Moreover, the company is in no way liable for damage arising from function interruption, difficulties in transmission or reception, errors, or any other eventuality having its origin in use of the data, irrespective of the cause. The company does not accept complaints with regard to such matters. Moreover, it is you who must bear all necessary expenses for eliminating viruses, correcting defects, or the repair/restoration of damage and/or poor performance.