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Terms of Use (for Guests)

These Terms of Service (hereinafter referred to as the “Terms”) govern the use of the services provided by on this website, SoundQuest (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”). All visitors (hereinafter referred to as “Users”) are required to use the Service in accordance with these Terms.

1. Applicability

These Terms shall apply to all relationships related to the use of the Service between the User and the Site. These terms and conditions outline the obligations that users must adhere to when using this service. By using this service, users are deemed to have agreed to these terms and conditions.

2. Prohibited Actions

Users must not engage in the following acts when using this service:

  • (1) Acts that unnecessarily or excessively attack other users
  • (2) Acts that violate laws or public order and morals
  • (3) Acts related to criminal activities
  • (4) Acts that disrupt or hinder the functioning of the site’s server or network
  • (5) Acts that may interfere with the operation of the site’s services
  • (6) Acts of collecting or accumulating personal information about other users
  • (7) Acts of impersonating other users
  • (8) Acts directly or indirectly providing benefits to antisocial forces in connection with this service
  • (9) Acts that infringe upon the intellectual property rights, portrait rights, privacy, honor, or other rights or interests of the site, other users of this service, or third parties
  • (10) Acts of posting or transmitting excessively violent expressions, sexual expressions, discriminatory expressions, expressions contrary to public order and morals, or other expressions that may cause discomfort to others
  • (11) Acts with the purpose of engaging in sexual or obscene acts, meeting or dating individuals, engaging in harassment or defamation against other users, solicitation of religious activities or religious groups, or other acts using this service for purposes other than those intended by the service
  • (12) Acts for business, advertising, promotion, solicitation, or other profit-making purposes (excluding those approved by the site)
  • (13) Other acts deemed inappropriate by the site

However, regarding (12), if it is deemed appropriate for the purpose of exchanging information about music, it will be allowed. Specifically, acts such as announcing songs or products related to music production created by the user, announcing content related to music theory created by the user, or inviting users to communities related to music theory and music production created by the user will be considered appropriate. The site will judge whether a post is appropriate, and if deemed inappropriate, it may be removed.

3. Suspension of this Service, Etc.

The site may, without prior notice to users, suspend or interrupt the provision of all or part of this service if it determines that any of the following reasons exist:

  • (1) When performing maintenance or updates on the computer system for this service
  • (2) In the event of force majeure, such as earthquakes, lightning, fires, power outages, or other natural disasters, making it difficult to provide this service
  • (3) When the computer or communication lines are stopped due to accidents
  • (4) In other cases where the site deems it difficult to provide this service

The site shall not be responsible for any disadvantages or damages incurred by users or third parties due to the suspension or interruption of the provision of this service, regardless of the reason.

4. Copyright

Users may only post or edit information, including audio, text, images, and videos, for which they possess the necessary intellectual property rights or have obtained permission from the necessary rights holders.

Regarding the copyright of audio, text, images, videos, etc., posted by users using this service, it shall be reserved for the respective user or other existing rights holders. The site may use audio, text, images, videos, etc., posted using this service, but users may exercise moral rights concerning this use.

Except as provided in the preceding paragraph, all copyrights and other intellectual property rights for this service and all information related to this service belong to the site or the rights holders who have granted permission to use them. Users are prohibited from reproducing, transferring, lending, translating, modifying, reprinting, publicly transmitting (including making it transmittable), distributing, publishing, or commercially using them without permission.

5. Disclaimer and Exemption Clause

The site does not guarantee the absence of substantial or legal defects (including defects related to safety, reliability, accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, fitness for a specific purpose, security, errors, bugs, infringement of rights, etc.) in this service.
The site shall not be liable for any damages incurred by users due to this service. The site assumes no responsibility for transactions, communications, disputes, etc., between users or between users and third parties related to this service.

6. Changes to the Service Content

The site may, without notifying users, change the content of this service or suspend the provision of this service, and shall not be held responsible for any damages incurred by users as a result.

7. Amendment of Terms of Use

The site may, at its discretion and without prior notice to users, amend these terms and conditions at any time. However, for changes that may significantly impact users, the site will provide a reasonable advance notice period.

8. Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with Japanese law.

Enacted on January 1, 2024