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2. Secret question and answer

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4. 利用規約

Minna no Hon'yaku (hereinafter referred to as "the Website") is a translation support website administered by the Knowledge Creating Communication Research Center, the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and the Library & Information Science Laboratory, Graduate School of Education, University of Tokyo (hereinafter collectively referred to as "the Webmaster"). Prospective users of the Website are required on registration to confirm that they understand and accept the terms of use (hereinafter referred to as "the Terms"). A prospective user who does not consent to any of the Terms cannot use the Website. Those persons registering on the Website (hereinafter referred to as "the User") are bound by the Terms.

1.Scope of application

The Terms stipulate basic conditions for use of the Website. On the Website, separate conditions may be added, or conditions of the Terms may be varied, depending on different services. The conditions for use of respective services appear on the screen before the user accesses the services. Please read the conditions carefully. The user is bound by these conditions in the same way as the Terms.

2.ID and password
2.1. Management

The User shall keep his/her ID andpassword for the Website secure. The User will be held responsible for all actions on the Website by the person logged in with the User's ID and password.


The User shall not assign, transfer or otherwise dispose of his/her ID, password or any other contractual status pursuant to the Terms.


The services of the Website are free of charge unless otherwise stipulated.

4.Intellectual Property Rights
4.1. Respect of Intellectual Property Rights

The User is deemed to understand the meaning of intellectual property rights and must respect the intellectual property rights of third parties.

4.2. Licensing of Released Contents

All digital contents, including text data (including, but not limited to, translated texts, questions/answers, and word lists), image data, photo data, and music data (including, but not limited to, recorded music and videos recording performance) which the User posts on the Website (hereinafter referred to as "Posted Contents") and which are made accessible to other users of the Website or published outside the User’s private domain on the Website (hereinafter referred to as "Released Contents") must be intellectual properties whose rights belong to the User, or which the User is licensed by the holders of the intellectual property rights to make available as Released Contents.

4.3. Licensing of Released Contents

The User is required to specify licensing conditions for all contents that the User releases. The User must determine himself/herself which licensing conditions apply to these contents. The User assumes responsibility for all consequences of this determination.The User may withdraw Released Contents, but licensing conditions for any digital content. which has been released may not be revoked retroactively.

4.4. Public Contents

The Website provides services (hereinafter referred to as "Public Services") which inform the User that Released Contents will be made public and subject to unrestricted use (including, but not limited to, reproduction, public transmission, and alteration) by third parties (hereinafter referred to as "Public Contents"). 当サイトにおいてパブリックコンテンツとは、当該投稿コンテンツについて、複製、公衆送信、改変等第三者による制限の無い利用を認めるものをいいます。 The User who posts contents in the Public Services consents to the Released Contents becoming Public Contents.

5.Termination of release of contents

In the event that a third party claims that contents released by the User infringe the rights of the said third party, the Webmaster may withdraw such Released Contents and other contents posted by the User until the Webmaster is satisfied that the User has the right to post the Released Contents on the Website.

6.Prohibited behaviors

It is prohibited to perform the following acts on the Website.
1. Systematic download of dictionary data from the Website Using the site for anything other than its intended purpose
2. Slander, defamation, libel, or discriminatory comments
3. Stalking
4. Posting obscenities or pornography

Other acts constituting unusual methods of use which are not acceptable on the Website

7.Violation of the Terms

Violation of the Terms will result in deletion of the User’s account and contents posted on the Website.

8.Information storage

The Website is not designed as service for storing or saving Posted Contents. The Website shall not be held responsible for indemnifying the User against loss or damage of Posted Contents as a result of any accident (including negligence on the part of the Webmaster).

9.Interruption of services on the Website

The services of the Website may be interrupted occasionally for maintenance or for other reasons without notifying the User. The Website may also be closed down.

10.1. Use of data by the Webmaster

Posted Contents, registration information, IP addresses, cookies, and any other information you may provide to the Website may be used by the Webmaster to improve services and for research purposes.

10.2. Personal information

Regardless of the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the Webmaster shall not distribute any personal information which can identify the User without the User’s consent. However, the User’s personal information may be disclosed without the User’s consent in the case of disclosure requests pursuant to laws and regulations or inquiries from public organizations.

11.Compensation for damages
11.1. Immunity granted to the Webmaster

The Webmaster shall not be held responsible for (i) loss of Posted Contents in the course of using the Website, however caused, or (ii) recovery of such Posted Contents.

11.2. Indemnification of the Webmaster against claims against the User

In the event that the User’s infringement of third parties' copyright or prohibited behavior results in the award of damages to such third parties against the User and the Webmaster, the Webmaster shall be entitled to exercise the right to full indemnification against the User.


The Website does not guarantee to provide support, including answers to questions and troubleshooting.

13.Governing law and court of competent jurisdiction

Legal issues arising between the User and the Webmaster shall be governed by Japanese law regardless of the country from which the User uses the Website, and the Tokyo District Court shall be the court with exclusive jurisdiction.

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