Terms of Use

JPNLifestyle Terms of Use

These terms and conditions of use (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use”) stipulate the terms and conditions for using “the Service” (hereinafter referred to as the service provided by JPNLifestyle, prescribed in Item 1, Article 2) and the rights and obligations between De Huiswinkels (hereinafter referred to as “De Huiswinkels”) and Members or other individual persons who browse JPNLifestyle (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Users”) that use JPNLifestyle.

Before using the Service, a User is required to agree to Terms of Use after reading it carefully. Once a User begins to use the Service, the User is deemed to have agreed to Terms of Use. If a User is a minor or lacks civil legal capacity, the User is required to obtain the consent of the User’s guardian or legal representative before using the Service.

Article 1 Application

1.1 With the purpose of stipulating the terms and conditions for using the Service and prescribing the rights and obligations between De Huiswinkels and Users regarding the use of the Service, Terms of Use applies to any relationship between Users and De Huiswinkels regarding the use of the Service.

1.2 If De Huiswinkels publishes any other terms, guidelines or rules (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Guidelines”) related to the use of the Service, the Guidelines shall be regarded as part of Terms of Use.

1.3 In the event of any conflict or inconsistency between Terms of Use and Guidelines, Guidelines shall prevail.

Article 2 Definitions

Each of the terms below used in Terms of Use has the meaning defined as follows.

(1) “JPNLifestyle” means the website operated by De Huiswinkels whose domain is “JPNLifestyle.com” (including the modified website if the domain or the content of JPNLifestyle needs modifying);

(2) “Member” means a natural person (with civil legal capacity) who has registered as a User of the Service in accordance with Article 3;

(3) “Transaction” means each act such as ordering conducted by a User by using JPNLifestyle;

(4) “Merchant” means a corporation that sells commodities by using JPNLifestyle;

(5) “User Information” means personal and private information and the transaction history disclosed to De Huiswinkels by Users.

Article 3 Registration

3.1 A natural person wishing to register as a Member (hereinafter referred to as “Registrant”) may apply to register to use the Service by consenting to comply with Terms of Use and providing certain information (hereinafter referred to as “Registration Information”) in a certain way stipulated by De Huiswinkels.

3.2 De Huiswinkels will, in accordance with its criteria, judge that whether to accept a registration or not and will notify the Registrant that has been accepted. Registration is completed as soon as De Huiswinkels conducts the notification.

3.3 If a Registrant falls under any item as follows, De Huiswinkels may refuse the relevant registration or re-registration and is not obligated to disclose the reason of refusing.

(1) all or some of the Registration Information submitted by the Registrant to De Huiswinkels is false or incomplete;

(2) if the Registrant that is a minor or lacks civil legal capacity fails to obtain the consent of the Registrant’s guardian or legal representative when using the Service;

(3) by De Huiswinkels’s judgement, If a Registrant (a) belongs to an anti-social force (means an organized crime group, an organized crime group member, or any other equivalent entities, hereinafter has the same definition) or (b) interacts or participates in any method with and in an anti-social force, such as by cooperating with it or contributing to the maintenance, operation, or management of an anti-social force by some ways such as financing;

(4) by De Huiswinkels’s judgement, if the Registrant once breached Guidelines or Terms of Use in the past or is connected with the entity that breached Guidelines or Terms of Use;

(5) other situations and circumstances judged by De Huiswinkels that is not suitable for registration.

Article 4 Change of Registration Information

4.1 If the Registration Information of a Member changes, the Member herein shall, without delay, update the Registration Information in the method prescribed by De Huiswinkels. De Huiswinkels is not liable for damage that occurs due to the reason that a Member fails to update the Registration Information.

4.2 A transaction that has happened before the change of Registration Information will continue on the basis of the former Registration Information. If there is necessity to notify Merchants about the change of Registration Information, a Member shall contact the Merchants directly.

Article 5 Management of User ID and Password

5.1 Each Member shall properly manage and retain his/her User ID and password and shall not let a third party use it or shall not lend, transfer, change the name of or trade the User ID and password.

5.2 Any act that has happened after logging in by using a User ID and password will be deemed as the act conducted by the Member related to the User ID and password herein.

5.3 A Member is responsible for the damage that occurs due to the insufficient management and misuse of a User ID and password or when the User ID and password is used by a third party for any reason. De Huiswinkels is not liable whatsoever for the damage herein.

Article 6 Prohibited Acts

When using the Service, a User shall not conduct any act as follows. De Huiswinkels will judge that whether a User has fallen under them or not by its own criteria.

(1) an act that violates laws and regulations or is related to crime;

(2) an act that offends or might offend social order and/or good morals;

(3) an act that infringes or might infringe the intellectual property rights, rights to privacy or other rights;

(4) An act that excessively burdens the network or system of the Service;

(5) An act that might hinder the operation of the Service;

(6) wrongfully accessing, or attempting to wrongfully access the network or system of De Huiswinkels;

(7) Posting images files with the malicious intent to rewrite JPNLifestyle code is forbidden and will be dealt with appropriately.

(8) impersonating De Huiswinkels or a third party, or intentionally spreading false information;

(9) using a User ID and password of other Users of the Service;

(10) using the Service with a purpose that is different from the purpose of use planned for the Service;

(11) collecting, disclosing or providing a third party’s personal information, Registration Information and using history information without prior consent;

(12)supplying benefits to an anti-social force or any other acts of cooperating with an anti-social force;

(13) directly or indirectly causing or facilitating the acts prohibited herein;

(14) other acts judged by De Huiswinkels that is inappropriate and improper.

Article 7 Indemnification

If De Huiswinkels directly or indirectly suffers any damage, loss or expense (including but not limited to attorney fees) resulting from a User’s breach of laws and regulations and Terms of Use (including the situations and circumstances in which De Huiswinkels receives a complaint or claim from a third party), the User shall immediately indemnify De Huiswinkels as required.

Article 8 Suspension of Service

8.1 In following situations and circumstances, De Huiswinkels may suspend or interrupt all or part of the Service without notifying Users in advance:

(1) network system of the Service needs inspection or maintenance;

(2) computers, communication lines are disrupted by an accident;

(3) it becomes difficult or impossible to operate the Service due to an event of force majeure, such as an earthquake, a lightning strike, a fire, a storm or flood, a power failure or a natural disaster;

(4) other situations and circumstances judged by De Huiswinkels that need suspension.

8.2 De Huiswinkels is not liable for any damage that occurs to a User due to the measures De Huiswinkels takes pursuant to this Article 8.

Article 9 Ownership of Rights

9.1 The copyrights relevant to the website of JPNLifestyle and the Service belong to De Huiswinkels and the entity that has permitted De Huiswinkels to use the copyrights. The permission to use the Service pursuant to Terms of Use does not convey any intention manifestation of permission to use the copyrights mentioned above.

9.2 The copyrights of reviews, comments and other contents transmitted by Users belong to the Users. The Users permit De Huiswinkels to gratuitous and non-exclusively use the rights of copy, public transmission, distribution, translation, transfer, license, adaptation, publication and any other copyright usages specified in Copyright Act. The Users waive all moral rights specified in Copyright Act.

9.3 The permission mentioned in paragraph 9.2 is without condition of territory and limit of time.

Article 10 Deletion of Registration

10.1 If a Member falls under any of the situations and circumstances as follows, De Huiswinkels may, without providing advance notice or a demand, delete the Member’s registration, interrupt all or part of the Service or take other necessary measures:

(1) the Member breaches Terms of Use or Guidelines;

(2) it is found that the Member’s Registration Information contains false information;

(3) the Member has not used the Service for one year;

(4) the Member has not made response for more than one month to an inquiry or other contacts from De Huiswinkels;

(5) in necessary consideration of security, when the entry of a wrong password reaches a specified number of times;

(6) a Member falls under any of the items of paragraph 3.3.

(7) by judgement of De Huiswinkels, a Member falls under the other situations and circumstances in which it is inappropriate and improper to use the Service or to register.

10.2 De Huiswinkels is not liable for any damage that occurs to a Member due to any act that De Huiswinkels conducts pursuant to this Article 10.

Article 11 Cancellation of Subscription

11.1 A Member may cancel using the Service and withdraw the Member’s registration by notifying De Huiswinkels in the manner designated by De Huiswinkels.

11.2 For Registration Information after cancellation of subscription, De Huiswinkels will deal with it complying with the Article 16.

Article 12 Transactions

12.1 Each Transaction that a User conducts with a Merchant through JPNLifestyle is a Transaction directly between the User and the Merchant. De Huiswinkels will not become a party of that Transaction and will not be responsible for that Transaction, unless De Huiswinkels participates in that Transaction as a Merchant. Accordingly, if any trouble occurs about a Transaction, the trouble shall be resolved between just the relevant User and Merchant by agreement.

12.2 A User shall use Alipay international settlement, credit card payment (Visa, Mastercard), PayPal or AFTEE settlement as a settlement of the trasaction with the Merchant through JPNLifestyle.

12.3 If a User uses PayPal settlment, the legal right to receive the payment for goods from the User shall be transferred to De Huiswinkels from the Merchant.

Article 13 Modification and Termination of the Service

13.1 De Huiswinkels may, at its discretion, modify or terminate the Service.

13.2 De Huiswinkels is not liable for any damage that occurs to a User due to the modification and termination prescribed in this Article 13.

Article 14 Introduction and Price of Commodities

De Huiswinkels engages in trying to display and present the introduction and price of commodities correctively but bears no responsibilities for the relevant accuracy, completeness, newness, and reliability.

Article 15 Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

15.1 Users shall directly inquire the Merchants about the details on the commodities, services, Transactions with the Merchants, information on the web pages (hereinafter collectively referred to as Merchant Information) and handling of personal information. About the information and/or details, De Huiswinkels does not guarantee that there are not any authenticity, accuracy, reliability, legitimacy and infringements of third parties rights.

15.2 In the event the delivery destination is not Japan but a foreign country or region, a transaction is a process of buying personal and household effects. Users shall bear the responsibility of searching for, understanding clearly and complying with the laws and regulations of the relevant countries or regions regarding prohibition, limitation, taxes, purchasing and transportation issues related to import and export.

15.3 Members shall take all responsibilities for transactions they conduct. De Huiswinkels and Merchants are not liable for any dispute that occurs due to the reason of, or with the authorities of those countries / regions. De Huiswinkels and Merchants are also not liable for the delay or non-delivery of transportation, and any other damage due to the laws and regulations of those countries or regions.

15.4 De Huiswinkels is not responsible for any damage from interruption, delay, discontinuation of systems, loss of data due to failures of communication lines and/or computers, and the damage from unauthorized access and any other damage from using the Service.

15.5 De Huiswinkels does not guarantee that emails and contents from Web pages, server and domain of JPNLifestyle are virus free and harmless.

15.6 De Huiswinkels may give Users information and advice, however, De Huiswinkels will not take any responsibilities of the damage from using the information and advice.

15.7 De Huiswinkels is not liable for damage caused by a User due to breaching Terms of Use and Guidelines.

Article 16 Confidentiality

Users shall, as required by De Huiswinkels, regard and deal with the unpublished information that De Huiswinkels discloses to Users as confidential information, unless approved by De Huiswinkels in writing in advance.

Article 17 Handling of User Information

17.1 De Huiswinkels will treat and handle User information in accordance with the Privacy Policy stipulated by De Huiswinkels.

17.2 De Huiswinkels may, at its discretion, use and disclose the information by which a individual cannot be identified. Users shall not object to the use and disclosure.

Article 18 Amendment of Terms of Use

De Huiswinkels may, anytime when necessary, without advance notice, amend and/or modify Terms of Use and publish the amended and/or modified Terms of Use on JPNLifestyle.

Article 19 Notice

Inquiries related to the Service and any other contacts or notice from Users to De Huiswinkels shall be conducted in the method stipulated by De Huiswinkels.

Article 20 Assignment of Status as a Party

20.1 Each User shall not, about and for the status as a party of the relationship of the Service, assign, transfer, establish the security right or conduct any other acts of disposition.

20.2 If De Huiswinkels transfers or cedes JPNLifestyle to other entities, De Huiswinkels’s status as a party of the relationship of the Service, the rights and obligations and User information specified in Terms of Use will also be transferred and ceded. Users are deemed to have consented to the transfer and ceding.

Article 21 Access History

In order to analyze Users’ access history and their usage, and to provide optimized services for other Users, De Huiswinkels may accumulate and collect the information of IP address, identification number of mobile phones and the use history of Users.

Article 22 Rejection of Anti-Social Forces

22.1 Each User shall confirm and guarantee that the User is not/dose not belongs to currently and will not be/belong to in the future, (a) an organized crime group or a member of an organized crime group; (b) a person that has quitted the status of being a member of an organized crime group less than five years; © an associate member of an organized crime group; (d) a corporation related to an organized crime group; (e) a corporate racketeer (sokaiya); (f) a member (shakai undo-to hyobo goro) that commits the rogue acts in the name of social movements; (g) a group(tokushu chino boryokushudan-to) that commits fraudulent acts using its expertise and relationships with anti-social forces for its own interest (all the items mentioned above hereinafter collectively referred to as “Anti-Social Forces”). Each User shall also confirm and guarantee that the User does not fall under currently and will not fall under in the future the situations and circumstances as follows.

(1) using Anti-Social Forces for one’s own or a third party’s improper interests, or harming a third party;

(2) found that is related to and funds or supplies convenience to Anti-Social Force.

22.2 Each User shall confirm and guarantee that the User will not conduct any of the following acts or use a third party to conduct any of the following acts:

(1) using violence;

(2) asking for unjust demands that is not rightful and illegal ;

(3) conducting threatening behavior or violence in connection with a Transaction;

(4) damaging the other entities’ credibility or reputation and obstructing that entities’ business by spreading rumors, using fraudulent means or using fraudulent force;

(5) any other acts equivalent to the items above.

Article 23 Severability

23.1 Even if part of Terms of Use becomes null and void or unenforceable according to Consumer Contract Act or any other laws and regulations, the rest part of Terms of Use shall continue in full force.

23.2 For some specific Users if part of Terms of Use becomes null and void or is revoked, Terms of Use shall still apply to other Users.

Article 24 Governing Law and Jurisdiction

24.1 The official language of Terms of Use is Dutch and it is the Dutch language that is authentic for Terms of Use. The governing law is Dutch laws.

24.2 All parties related to the use of the Service consent that Fukuoka District Court has exclusive jurisdiction as the court of first instance with respect to any dispute arising from or in connection with Terms of Use.

Established on April 22, 2015

Amended on July 3, 2018