The main purpose of Tabelog is, by publishing comments, images and other materials posted by Users in relation to restaurants (information posted by Users on Tabelog is collectively referred to hereinafter as "Word-of-Mouth Information "), to enable other readers of Tabelog to use and refer to them when choosing a restaurant.
Users may carry out procedures for registration as a member of Tabelog ("Tabelog Member") in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Company. The Company may provide different services on Tabelog to Users who are not Tabelog Members or who have not completed the member registration procedures prescribed by the Company. The content of the services to be provided may be determined or changed at any time at the option of the Company.
Information transmitted with respect to Tabelog member registration is encrypted so that it cannot be seen by third parties. SSL (Secure Socket Layer), which is currently the most reliable Internet communications encryption technology, is used to encrypt the information. In addition, anti-virus software is utilized against computer viruses.
Users are personally responsible for registration and management of their login accounts and passwords ("Login Accounts, etc."). The Company assumes no liability whatsoever for any damage caused by problems such as inadequate management by Users, errors in usage, or use by third parties. In addition, utilization by Users of services pertaining to their Login Accounts, etc. (including services not operated by the Company; the same applies hereinafter) is under their own responsibility, and utilization of the relevant services is in accordance with the provisions of each of the various rules stipulated by the operators of the relevant services. The Company will not be liable for any damage caused by utilization of services pertaining to Login Accounts, etc. or problems arising between a User and the operator of the relevant services.
Handling of Personal Information
Purposes of Utilization
In providing Tabelog to Users, the Company acquires certain necessary personal information of Users. The purposes of utilization of such information are as follows:
Provision to Third Parties
The Company does not disclose or provide Users’ personal information to third parties, except in cases falling under any of the following items:
To the extent necessary for the abovementioned purposes of utilization, the Company may outsource the whole or part of the handling of personal information obtained by it, after taking the necessary measures for protection of the information.
Disclosure, Correction, Deletion, Discontinuation of Utilization, etc.
If a request is made by a User for notification of the purposes of utilization, or for disclosure, correction, addition to, deletion, discontinuation of utilization, or erasing of the User’s personal information, it will be handled by the Company by the method specified in section 4 of "Handling of Personal Information."
Please note that if a User does not enter all the items, that User may not be able to utilize the whole or part of Tabelog.
Cookies and Web Beacons
Acceptance of cookies can be blocked or restricted by Users’ browser settings, but this may limit their utilization of Tabelog. Users may not be able to restrict the use of web beacons.
The Company does not use these technologies for the purpose of acquiring personal information of Users.
Please refer to the following explanations in relation to cookies and web beacons.
Cookies are a system for temporary recording of data by a website provider on the website user’s computer through the web browser. Cookies may record information in relation to users of the website and other matters such as the date and time of the last visit to the website and the number of visits to the website. They are utilized as a system for distinguishing users of the website and authentication of Users, and for customization of services to each User through the Internet.
Disabling cookies used for access analysis (opting out)
For effective delivery of advertisements, Tabelog uses advertising services performed by the following third parties. The respective services are employed only for the purpose of effective delivery of advertisements through the cookies used, and are not used for any other purpose or the collection of personal information. If you wish to disable these cookies, please disable them in accordance with the procedures on each of the following cookies information webpages:
Web beacons use clear picture files, scripts and other elements to indicate the state of User access, and are utilized in order to obtain statistical information on the state of website usage, etc. and for website user identification.
Use as IR Information
The Company may publish as IR information statistical data including in relation to the use of Tabelog by Users, numbers of users, and page views measured using cookies and web beacons.
Prohibition of Tabelog Redirecting or Resale
Alteration or Discontinuation of Tabelog
The Company may change the Tabelog provided to Users in accordance with the circumstances or convenience of the Company. In addition, Tabelog may be discontinued on the occurrence of a disaster, accident or other emergency. Even if damage is incurred by a User or third party due to the alteration or discontinuation of Tabelog without the prior consent of Users, no compensation will be paid by the Company.
Equipment Needed to Use Tabelog
To use Tabelog, Users need to have access to the Internet. With respect to Internet access, Users need to appropriately install and operate the required equipment and software at their own expense and under their own responsibility. The Company has no involvement whatsoever in the installation, methods or other matters relating to Users’ access to the Internet.
Posting of Word-of-Mouth Information and Copyright, etc.
Linking with Outside Services in Posting of Word-of-Mouth Information
Users use Tabelog at their own risk. Further, Users must consent in advance to the matters in the following items.
Restaurant Information and Ordered Products Information
The Company provides no warranties in relation to published information concerning restaurants or ordered products. When making reservations, or placing orders, prior to going to the restaurants, we recommend that you confirm directly with the stores, by telephone or other methods, the address, opening hours, regular closing days and other information. In addition, the Company will not provide any compensation or have any involvement whatsoever with respect to any damage caused to Users, or problems between Users, due to published information concerning restaurants or ordered products.
If published restaurant information is incorrect, please contact us from here.
Content of Word-of-Mouth Information
The Company provides no warranties in relation to the content of published Word-of-Mouth Information. Users must exercise their own judgment. In addition, the Company will not provide any compensation or have any involvement whatsoever with respect to any damage incurred by Users due to posted Word-of-Mouth Information (including damage from computer virus infection through various kinds of content created by Users), or problems between Users.
The Company provides no warranties in relation to websites operated by third parties that are linked to Tabelog. Users should exercise their own judgment. In addition, the Company will not provide any compensation or have any involvement whatsoever in damage caused by linked websites or problems between Users.
Deletion of Word-of-Mouth Information
Tabelog is a community comprised of Word-of-Mouth Information posted by Users based on their own responsibility. However, so that all Users can comfortably use Tabelog, if Word-of-Mouth Information falling under or similar to any of the following items is found, such Word-of-Mouth Information may be deleted from Tabelog without prior notice.
Whether or not Word-of-Mouth Information is subject to deletion will be decided at the sole discretion of the Company.
In addition, in relation to Word-of-Mouth Information published on linked Outside Services in accordance with paragraph (5) of section 6, as it appears on services and websites operated by third parties, the Company cannot take measures for deletion or other such measures.
The following conduct is prohibited when Users utilize Tabelog:
If there is conduct by a User falling under any of the preceding items or conduct judged by the Company to be inappropriate in the light of the intent and purposes of Tabelog, the Company may discontinue the utilization of Tabelog by the relevant User or may take other measures judged by the Company to be appropriate ("Discontinuation of Utilization Measures"). Discontinuation of Utilization Measures may be implemented based on the discretion and judgment of the Company, regardless of whether or not the User is responsible for the conduct. The Company will not respond in any way to a User’s inquiries about the reasons for implementing Discontinuation of Utilization Measures, regardless of the circumstances. Further, the Company assumes no liability whatsoever with respect to any damage incurred by a User caused by Discontinuation of Utilization Measures.
The Company may alter the contents of these Terms. In such event, notification will be provided on Tabelog, or by other methods as the Company considers appropriate. Upon notification, the relevant amendments come into effect, and Users agree to such amendments.
These Terms will be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan. If a need arises for litigation in relation to these Terms, the Tokyo District Court will be the agreed court of first instance with exclusive jurisdiction.
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Revised: June 30, 2014