Web Site: Terms and Conditions of Use

This web site ("Web Site") is owned, operated and maintained by Sony Network Communications Inc. ("SNC") and/or any of its affiliates.
Please read these terms and conditions of use ("Terms and Conditions") carefully before accessing and browsing the Web Site. You can use the Web Site only if you agree to and accept the Terms and Conditions without limitation or reservation.
SNC may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, change, alter, modify, add, and/or remove portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time by updating the contents of this page. You are requested to visit this page and check the then effective Terms and Conditions periodically.
The Web Site is linked to other web sites, also operated by Sony Corporation (“SONY”) or its affiliates ("SONY Site"). In addition to the Terms and Conditions, use of each SONY Site shall also be subject to the terms and conditions particular to such SONY Site. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and notices contained in the Terms and Conditions conflict with the terms and conditions particular to such SONY Site, then the terms and conditions particular to such SONY Site shall prevail and govern such SONY Site.

LIMITATION OF USE

All materials (including, without limitation, any text, images, audio, video, blog and community) on the Web Site (“Materials”) are protected by copyright laws, and other applicable laws of each country throughout the world, and treaty provisions. You are prohibited to use (including, without limitation, coping, modifying, reproducing in whole or in part, uploading, transmitting, distributing, licensing, selling and publishing) any of the Materials, without obtaining SNC's prior written permission.

Each software that is made available from the Web Site ("Software") is the copyrighted work of the respective owners and is protected by copyright laws and other applicable laws of each country throughout the world, and treaty provisions. Use of the Software is subject to the terms and conditions of each end-user license agreement between the owner of such Software and end-user thereof.

The trademark "Neural Network Libraries", "SONY" and any other product names, service names or logos of SONY used, quoted and/or referenced in the Web Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of SONY Corporation or any of its affiliates. The trademark “So-net”, "NURO" and any other product names, service names or logos of SNC used, quoted and/or referenced in the Web Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of SNC or any of its affiliates. "Windows" is a registered trademark or trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. "Linux" is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. "Mac" is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other product names and/or company names used in the Web Site may be protected as their trademarks and/or trade names.

PROHIBITED CONDUCT

You are prohibited from using the Web Site for any of the following acts:

  • (1) Infringing the legal rights (including the rights of privacy and publicity) of others
  • (2) Causing any damage or disadvantage to others
  • (3) Disturbing public order
  • (4) Criminal act
  • (5) Uploading or distributing any third parties' private information without obtaining approval from such third parties
  • (6) Using the Web Site for any commercial purpose.
  • (7) Defaming, disgracing, threatening or libeling others
  • (8) Encouraging anyone to break the law
  • (9) Uploading files that contain viruses, corrupted files that may damage the operation of others' computers.
  • (10) Any other activities that are unlawful or prohibited by any applicable laws.
  • (11) Any other activities that SNC deems inappropriate.

LINKS

The third parties' web sites (other than SONY Site) linked to or from the Web Site ("Linked Sites") are independently operated and maintained by such third parties and are not under the control and/or supervision of SNC or SONY. Use of the Linked Site shall be subject to the terms and conditions stipulated by the operator of each Linked Site. SNC and SONY would not be responsible for any loss or damage, however caused, in connection with the use of any Linked Site and your access to any of the Linked Sites shall be at your own risk.

Nothing contained in the Web Site shall be interpreted as a recommendation and/or endorsement by SNC or SONY of the contents of the Linked Sites and any products and/or services appeared on and/or provided through such Linked Sites. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or the like between the operators of the Linked Sites and SNC or SONY.

SNC essentially allows you to freely link to the Web Site. You are, however, prohibited to link to the Web Site from other web sites, which contain the information and/or acts defined hereunder PROHIBITED CONDUCT.

PROPOSAL AND OFFER

SNC and any of its affiliates have the policy not to accept, from the third parties, any proposal and/or offer for our products and/or services, including, without limitation, ideas for new or improved products, technologies, designs, processes, software, promotions, advertisements and marketing plans in order to avoid any possible future confusion between such proposal and/or offer from the third parties and our own. So you are requested not to send any information which may contain your ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or other works ("Idea").

Despite the foregoing request, if you send your Idea to our attention, then such Idea will be treated upon the understanding that you agreed to the following terms:

  • 1. SNC has no obligation to treat the Idea as a confidential information.
  • 2. SNC has no obligation to study, evaluate or adopt the Idea.
  • 3. Even if SNC happens to adopt any idea identical or similar in whole or in part to the Idea, SNC has no responsibility and shall not be liable for any compensation therefor.

DISCLAIMERS OF WARRANTIES

Except to the extent prohibited by applicable laws, SNC and/or any of its affiliates make no representation and warranty, either express or implied, statutory or otherwise, including warranties or representations with respect to the accuracy, reliability, completeness, fitness for particular purpose, non-infringement of third parties rights and/or safety of the contents of the Web Site, and any representations and warranties relating thereto are expressly disclaimed.

SNC may change and/or alter the contents of the Web Site, or may suspend or discontinue the services provided through the Web Site at any time without any prior notice. SNC and/or any of its affiliates shall not be liable for any consequential, direct, incidental, indirect, punitive, or special loss or damage arising out of your use or access, or inability to use or access, the Web Site.

INDEMNIFICATION

You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold SNC and all of its agents, directors, employees, information providers, licensors and licensees, officers, and parent (collectively, "Indemnified Parties"), harmless from and against any and all liability and costs (including, without limitation, attorneys' fees and costs), incurred by the Indemnified Parties in connection with any claim arising out of any breach by you of the Terms and Conditions. You will cooperate as fully as reasonably required in SNC's defense of any claim. SNC reserves the right, at its own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you and you shall not in any event settle any matter without the written consent of SNC.

APPLICABLE LAWS AND JURISDICTION

The Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan unless otherwise expressly provided. All controversies and disputes arising out of or relating to the Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to the District Court in Tokyo, Japan as the Court of first instance.