alphanote - Terms of Use

These Terms of Use ("Terms") set forth the terms of use of certain services provided by SENKO Group Holdings Co.,Ltd. ("the Company") known as "alphanote" ("Services"). Registered users must use the Services in accordance with Terms.

CHAPTER I GENERAL PROVISIONS

Article 1 (Application)
These Terms shall apply in principle to all matters and relationships between registered users and the Company with respect to the use of the Services.

Article 2 (User Rules)
1. These Terms shall apply in all cases where listeners and artists (each, a "User") use the Services, and Users shall be deemed to have accepted Terms upon their registration for the Services.

2. All notices provided by the Company to Users under Article 2, and individual rules etc. for each service of the Services set forth by the Company separately from Terms (collectively, "Individual Rules") shall, regardless of names thereof, constitute a part of Terms.

3. In the event of any discrepancy between the provisions of Terms and those under any Individual Rules, such Individual Rules shall prevail and govern.

4. The Company is entitled to amend, add, modify or delete any provision of Terms without prior notice of any kind to Users, in which case the Company shall give notice or make announcement to Users in a manner as set forth under Article 4.

Article 3 (Category of Users)
The Services contain "Listener" and "Artist" categories as defined below.

Listener: A User of a "Listener" category may listen to such musical works (each, a "Musical Work") as are registered on the Services as well as receive any service permitted thereunder subject to compliance with Terms.

A Listener may also become an Artist by renewing his/her registered information on the Services.

Artist: A User of an "Artist" category may register any Musical Work created by him/her on the Services subject to compliance with Terms.

A User registered as an Artist of the Services may also receive services as a Listener without separately registering as a Listener, subject to compliance with Terms.

Article 4 (Notice; Announcement)
The Company will give notice or make announcement to Users of any information necessary to inform from time to time, by email, through its website operated by it, or any other means deemed appropriate by the Company.

Article 5 (Ownership of Rights)
1. All copyrights and neighboring rights pertaining to Musical Works, lyrics or master discs etc. registered on the Services shall vest in the relevant Artists creating such lyrics, compositions or master discs etc. of such Musical Works.

2. Any and all rights pertaining to the name or display designs etc. of the Services other than the rights described under the preceding paragraph shall vest in the Company or any third party owning such rights.

CHAPTER II LISTENER

Article 6 (Registration for Use)
An applicant for registration as a Listener shall apply for registration through procedures designated by the Company. Registration for use by such applicant shall be completed when the Company approves the same, and he/she shall be qualified as a Listener as defined under Terms.

The Company may refuse any application for registration in the event that the Company determines that the applicant falls under any of the following, and it has no obligation to disclose the reason therefor:

(1) such application for registration contains any false information;
(2) such applicant was previously in breach of Terms; or
(3) the Company deems it inappropriate to approve such application for registration.

Article 7 (Duties)
1. A Listener shall be responsible for managing his/her ID and password for the Services.

2. In no event shall a Listener assign or lease his/her ID or password to any third party. If the Services are logged in using a combination of ID and password consistent with the registered information, the Company will deem such use as being made by the User registering such ID.

3. Upon any change to the content of registered information, a Listener shall promptly take procedures for such change on the Services.

4. If any notice etc. fails to reach a Listener due to his/her failure to notify the change under the preceding paragraph, the Company shall have no responsibility therefor. In addition, the Company is entitled to assume that such notice has reached as originally intended.

CHAPTER III ARTIST

Part 1 General Rules

Article 8 (Application of this Chapter)
In addition to the provisions of CHAPTER II above, this CHAPTER III shall also apply to Artists.

Article 9 (Qualification of Artist)
There is no specific condition for registration as an Artist under the Services. If an applicant for an Artist has any contract with a third party such as another recording label, music publisher, entertainment agency or copyright management association etc., he/she shall strictly observe that there will be no conflict of interests between the use of the Services and such contract. In no event shall the Company be responsible if an Artist, his/her counterparty of any contract or any third party suffers damage due to such Artist's registration for the Services, or his/her use or non-use of the Services.

Article 10 (Registration as Group)
1. Multiple Artists may be registered as a group on the Services. If a representative of a group intends to register on the Services, he/she must obtain the prior consent to the registration and use of the Services from other members of his/her group.

2. The Company shall not be liable for any claim or dispute etc. between any members of a group.

Article 11 (Treatment of Musical Works upon Deregistration)
In the event that an Artist voluntarily deregister from the Services or is dismissed pursuant to Terms, the Company shall be entitled to delete information of his/her Musical Work(s) from the Services. Users may continue to use any information of Musical Works not deleted in accordance with Terms.

Part 2 Musical Works

Article 12 (Registration of Musical Works)
An Artist may register from time to time his/her Musical Work(s) on the Services.

For registering any Musical Work, certain information concerning such Musical Work ("Musical Information") must be recorded.

Article 13 (Warranties for Musical Works)
1. In registering any Musical Work on the Services, an Artist warrants to the Company that:

(1) he/she owns all rights including copyrights and neighboring rights with respect to Musical Information of such Musical Work (including the title thereof and the name of the Artist);
(2) management of copyrights of such Musical Work is not entrusted or delegated to a copyright management provider such as JASRAC or any third party; and
(3) there is no other obstacle to registering such Musical Work on the Services, or to the Company's use or licensing of the same pursuant to Terms.

2. In the event of any claim or dispute etc. between the Company and any third party due to the Artist's breach of the preceding paragraph, the Artist shall resolve the same at his/her own cost and responsibility.

3. An Artist shall indemnify the Company against any damage suffered by the Company due to such claim or dispute etc. between the Company and a third party resulting from the Artist's breach of Article 13 (1) hereof.

Article 14 (Prohibited Registration of Musical Works)
1. The Services prohibit registration of any Musical Work or Musical Information:

(1) which is in violation of law or regulation, or aids, solicits, forces or promotes such violation;
(2) which infringes any third party's reputation, social credit, privacy, right of likeness, publicity right, copyright, any other intellectual right or any other right (including those defined under laws or regulations as well as by precedents);
(3) management of which is entrusted or delegated to a copyright management provider such as JASRAC or any third party;
(4) which constitutes a defamation, threat or harassment against any other user;
(5) which contains excessively sexual, obscene or violent expression, or which may be excessively offensive;
(6) which contains a link to any download site of child prostitution or child pornography, or uncensored video movies etc.;
(7) which publishes profiles for the purposes of advertising or marketing of goods not approved by the Company, or which intends to encourage distribution of spam mails or chain mails;
(8) which is objectively determined as being materially different from the fact;
(9) which is offensive to public order and morals, or materially against a common sense; or
(10) which falls under any situation similar to the foregoing and is deemed by the Company inappropriate for the Services.

2. In the event that any musical work which an Artist intends to register or any Music Work which an Artist has already registered is found to be subject to any of the preceding paragraph, the Company shall have the right to refuse or delete such registration without notice of any kind to said Artist.

Article 15 (Modification or Change of Musical Information)
In the event that any modification or change of Musical Information concerning a Musical Work registered hereunder becomes necessary, the Artist of such Musical Work shall do so from time to time on the Services.

Article 16 (Deletion of Musical Work)
An Artist may at any time request for the deletion of any Musical Work from the Services. The Company shall delete the registration thereof upon receipt of such request without delay.

Part 3 Use of Musical Work

Article 17 (Free Distribution of Musical Works)
The Company may distribute, or cause a third party collaborating with the Company to distribute, at no cost any Musical Work registered on the Services without prior notice to the Artist.

Article 18 (License to Company)
The Company may use any Musical Work registered on the Services at no cost without prior notice to the Artist thereof, or license at no cost to a third party collaborating with the Company the right to use and reproduce such Musical Work.

Article 19 (No Demand for Payment)
An Artist shall not demand any payment from the Company or any other User for the use or reproduction of his/her Musical Work registered on the Services, regardless of the nature of such payment and whether or not such other User uses it for profit.

Article 20 (Derivative Works)
An Artist shall have no objection to translation, adaptation or creation of derivative work of any Musical Work registered on the Services ("Creation of Derivative Work") made by any other User; provided, however, that if such Creation of Derivative Work dishonors or damages the reputation or credit of the Musical Work registered on the Services or the Artist thereof, or otherwise constitutes any unlawful act, the Artist's right to claim damage or seek any legal action against a person making such Creation of Derivative Work shall not be precluded. In that case, such claim or dispute shall be resolved between the Artist and the person making such Creation of Derivative Work, and the Artist agree that the Company shall not be involved with the same.

Article 21 (Use for Advertisment of Services)
The Company shall have the right to use any Musical Work and Musical Information thereof registered on the Services through media such as websites, magazines and newspapers etc. for the purpose of advertising the Services without prior notice to the Artist thereof.

Article 22 (Consideration)
No consideration shall be paid to an Artist for any use under this Part regardless of whether or not the Company acquires any profit.

Article 23 (Effect of Deletion)
Even if an Artist requests for deletion of any registered Musical Work and the Company deletes such registration in accordance with Article 16, any license already given under Terms shall not be cancelled.

CHAPTER IV MISCELLANEOUS

Article 24 (Restrictions)
In using the Services, Users shall not:

(1) infringe or violate any intellectual property right, right of likeness, privacy right, reputation or any other right or interest of the Company, any other User of the Services or any third party (including doing any act directly or indirectly giving rise to such infringement);
(2) defame or libel any other User or third party, whether true or false;
(3) transmit, convey, disclose to any other User or third party, or copy or post any personal information (email address, address, phone number or any other private information of others) without the prior consent of the Services or the owner of such personal information;
(4) commit any criminal act or any act offensive to public order and morals;
(5) provide or intend to provide information such as obscene image, voice or text etc.;
(6) commit any act in violation of any law or regulation, or any internal rule of any industry organization to which such User belongs;
(7) alter any information which may be used with respect to the Services;
(8) transmit any information containing computer viruses or any other harmful computer programs;
(9) unlawfully access the Company's server or other computers;
(10) publish or advertise in any manner not approved by the Company using email addresses or any other personal information obtained through use of the Services;
(11) commit any act which is likely to interfere with the operation of the Company's services;
(12) collect or accumulate personal information etc. concerning other Users;
(13) pretend to be another User;
(14) directly or indirectly benefit antisocial forces in connection with the Company's services;
(15) interfere with the operation of the Services, damage the Company's credit, or commit any act threatening to cause the above; or
(16) commit any other act which is deemed inappropriate by the Company.

Article 25 (Termination etc. of Provision of Services)
1. The Company shall have the right to terminate or suspend the provision of the Services in whole or in part without prior notice to Users if deemed necessary by the Company due to any of the following events:

(1) the Company undertakes maintenance, inspection, or renewal of any computer systems related to the Services;
(2) it becomes difficult to provide the Services due to an event of force majeure such as an earthquake, lightning strike, fire, power failure or natural disaster;
(3) any computer or telecommunication systems etc. accidentally go down;
(4) due to a trouble in other SNS services, the provision of services is suspended, collaboration with the Services is terminated, or any specification is modified; or
(5) the Company determines that the provision of the Services is difficult.

2. The Company shall have no liability for any disadvantage or damage suffered by any User or third party due to the termination or suspension of the provision of the Services.

Article 26 (Limitation on Use; Deletion of Registration)
1. The Company shall be entitled to limit use of the Services by a User in whole or in part or delete registration as a User without prior notice in any of the following events:

(1) such User is in violation of any provision of Terms;
(2) any false fact is found in such User's registered information; or
(3) the Company determines that such User's use of the Services is inappropriate.

2. The Company shall not be liable for any damage suffered by such User due to the Company's action under this Article.

Article 27 (Disclaimer)
(1) The Company shall not be liable for any default unless the same is due to its willful misconduct or gross negligence.
(2) If the Company becomes liable for any damage for any reason, it shall only be liable for damage within the reasonable scope, and within the amount received by it for pay services (for continuous services, the amount equivalent to __ month pay services).
(3) The Company shall have absolutely no responsibility for any transaction, communication or dispute etc. between any Users or between any User and a third party.
(4) The Company gives no warranty with respect to the accuracy, legality, recentness, appropriateness and safety etc. of information or any content obtained through the Services, or the effectiveness as advertising media of distribution. Even if Users directly or indirectly receive from the Company any information concerning the Services, any content of the Services or any other User, the Company gives no warranty to Users beyond the scope of Terms.
(5) The Services may collaborate with other SNS services, but the Company does not warrant that such collaboration is always available, and it shall not be responsible even if such collaboration with other SNS services cannot be obtained. If the collaboration between the Services and other SNS services exists, Users shall comply with terms of use of such other SNS services at their own cost and responsibility, and the Company shall have no responsibility for any dispute etc. arising between any User and any other SNS provider operating such other SNS services.
(6) A User shall research at his/her cost and responsibility whether or not the use of the Services is in violation of any law, regulation or internal rule of any industry organization which is applicable to such User, and the Company gives no warranty that the use of the Services by any User is in compliance with such law, regulation or internal rule etc. of any industry organization applicable to such User.
(7) A User shall deal with and resolve at his/her own responsibility any transaction, communication or dispute etc. between such User and any other User, other SNS service provider or any third party in connection with the Services or the Company's website, and the Company shall have no responsibility at all with respect thereto.
(8) The Company shall not be held liable for any damage suffered by any User due to suspension, termination, cessation, unavailability or change of the provision of the Services by the Company, deletion or loss of message or information of Users, deregistration of registered Users, loss of data or failure of or damage to equipment by use of the Services, or any other damage arising out of or in relation to the Services.
(9) Regardless of any linkage from the Company's website to another website, or from another website to the Company's website, the Company shall not be responsible for any website other than the Company's website, or for any information obtained from such other website.
(10) The Company shall not be responsible for any slowdown of screen display speed or any failure etc. (including loss of contents due to any cause) due to excessive accesses or any other unexpected factors.
(11) The Company shall have no obligation to monitor or preserve the content of the Services.
(12) The Company shall not be liable for any damage etc. suffered by any User due to advertisements (including but not limited to banner advertisements) displayed on the Services or any other media.

Article 28 (Change of Content of Services)
The Company reserves the right to change the content of the Services or terminate the provision of the Services without notice to Users, and shall not be liable for any damage suffered by Users arising therefrom.

Article 29 (No Assignment of Rights or Obligations)
A User may not assign to or collateralize for the benefit of any third party his/her contractual status under any service contract, or any right or obligation under Terms without the Company's prior written consent.

Article 30 (Discontinuation of Services)
The Company shall be entitled to discontinue the Services if deemed difficult by the Company to continue the operation of the Services. The Company shall not be liable for any damage suffered by Users arising therefrom.

Article 31 (Treatment of Personal Information)
Personal information in connection with the Services shall be treated in accordance with the "Privacy Policy" separately set forth by the Company.

Article 32 (Compensatory Damage)
1. A User shall compensate for any damage suffered by the Company or any third party due to his/her use of the Services for any reason attributable to such User.

2. In the event that any claim or demand is brought against a User by any other User or third party, or any dispute occurs between such User and any other User in connection with the use of the Services, such User shall at his/her own cost and responsibility resolve the same.

Article 33 (Matters for Consultation)
Any matter not provided for herein or any doubt concerning the interpretation of Terms shall be resolved through consultation between the Company and the relevant User in good faith.

Article 34 (Governing Law; Jurisdiction)
1. Terms are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.

2. The Company and Users agree that any dispute arising out of the Services shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Osaka District Court as the court of first instance.

Article 35 (Contact)
Any questions concerning the Services may be directed to the following contact:

SENKO Group Holdings Co.,Ltd.
alphanote: Form of Inquiry
https://alpha-connection.net/contact/
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