The japan-zone.com web site (hereafter referred to as Japan Zone) was created in 1999 with the purpose of providing an up to date and comprehensive online guide to Japan and Japanese culture and providing a forum for people around the world interested in Japan. There is an emphasis on popular culture and a growing database of profiles of famous Japanese people.
The contents of Japan Zone are published for information purposes only. Visitors to the site may download and copy the material for personal, non-commercial use, without the right to resell, redistribute (that includes publishing on a personal web site) or create derivative works therefrom. No part of Japan Zone may be reproduced without the written permission of the publisher and copyright owner.
Every attempt is made to ensure that the information on Japan Zone is as accurate as possible. However, some inaccuracies may exist. Use of Japan Zone is at the user's sole risk.
Like many other Web sites, Japan Zone makes use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track userís movement around the site, and gather demographic information. IP addresses, and other such information are not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.
Cookies and Web Beacons
DoubleClick DART Cookie
- Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to users based on their visit to Japan Zone and other sites on the Internet.
Japan Zone has no access to or control over these cookies that are used by third-party advertisers.
If you wish to disable cookies, you may do so through your individual browser options. More detailed information about cookie management with specific web browsers can be found at the browsers' respective websites.
For Japan Store Customers
Orders made for products shipped directly from Japan are processed through PayPal.com (hereafter referred to as "PayPal"), the most popular online payment system in the world, with over 40 million users. Any credit card and address information that you submit is encrypted using the highest levels of SSL ("Secure Socket Layer") encryption, the Internet standard for information security. If you experience any difficulties with this or any other third party sites on Japan Zone, please inform us.
Please refer to the Japan Store Shipping and Returns page.
For Japan Store Affiliates
Affiliate Terms and Rules
Affiliates who wish to include their products in the Japan Store must agree to some basic guidelines before they can be included. We will not include any pornographic materials, or promote any other sites advocating violence, degradation, or prejudice towards others, for any reason. We have the right to refuse to deal with anyone, at our judgement, for whatever reason. In the event of reports of excessive consumer negative feedback about an affiliate, we will cease to advertise their products.
The terms and conditions summarized below apply to any and all products advertised through Japan Store.
- All content, including text, logos, buttons and images in Japan Store is the property of Japan Zone and its content suppliers.
- All rights protected by Domestic and International Laws.
- Reproduction, conveyance, distribution, display, republication of any content without strict consent from Japan Zone is prohibited.
- We are not responsible for and will not participate in any service, ordering, warranty, and shipping disputes other than those processed through PayPal.
- We are not responsible for any products ordered from our affiliate listings, including but not limited to warranties, service, ordering, damages, shipping, and false advertising.
- We do not supervise any of our affiliate listings' products, services, or marketing activities.
- Japan Zone is not responsible for any illegal distributions of unlawfully copied properties or other illegal actions undertaken by our affiliates.
You agree to indemnify and hold Japan Zone, its partners, agents, affiliates and content partners free of responsibility from any dispute that may arise from a breach of terms of this agreement. You agree to hold Japan Zone free of responsibility from any claims and expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and court costs related to any member's violation of this agreement including the terms of service or any content placed on the features by you.