Terms and Conditions of Website Use

1.Acknowledgment and Acceptance

Browsing and use of this International Business Development Division Ibaraki Prefectural Government website are governed by these Terms and Conditions of Website Use (“Terms and Conditions”). By accessing this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions. Please review these Terms and Conditions carefully.


2.Intellectual Property Rights

All contents, text, images, data, information and other material (“Content”) displayed, available or present on this website, including any trademarks or copyrights, are the property of Ibaraki Prefectural Government or the designated owner and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws. You agree not to infringe upon or dilute any intellectual property of Ibaraki Prefectural Government, as well as not to remove or modify any trademark, copyright or other proprietary notice appearing on this website. You are not allowed to link to, reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, or display this website or any Content without the prior authorization of Ibaraki Prefectural Government.


3.Authorized and Prohibited Uses

You will comply with all applicable laws in connection with your use of this website. Ibaraki Prefectural Government may in its discretion modify, edit, translate, suspend, restrict access to or terminate this website, these Terms and Conditions, the Content or any link at any time without liability or prior notice. Ibaraki Prefectural Government may, in its sole discretion, terminate your browsing and use of this website at any time without liability or prior notice for any reason, including for any breach of these Terms and Conditions. You will not link any other website to this website without the prior authorization of Ibaraki Prefectural Government. Moreover, no such link authorized by Ibaraki Prefectural Government shall be made to any page or frame of this website except to the top or home page. Ibaraki Prefectural Government charges no fee at this time for browsing or using this website, but reserves the right to impose or modify fees in connection with the browsing or use of this website at any time without liability or prior notice.


4.Limitation of Liability and Disclaimers

In addition to information provided by Ibaraki Prefectural Government, this website contains, as a convenience to you, content, links and other information submitted by third parties over whom Ibaraki Prefectural Government has no control or responsibility, as well as translations thereof which Ibaraki Prefectural Government may arrange. This website, its content and its links are provided on an “as is” basis and are used only at your sole risk, to the fullest extent permissible by law.

Ibaraki Prefectural Government disclaims any and all warranties, express or implied, of any kind, regarding this website (including, without limitation, its content, hardware, software and links), including as to fitness for a particular purpose, merchantability, title, non-infringement, results, accuracy, completeness, accessibility, compatibility, security and freedom from computer virus. Ibaraki Prefectural Government will not be liable for any damages or losses, including direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages and lost profits, in connection with your use of the internet, this website, its content or its links, however caused, whether in contract, tort, negligence, strict liability or otherwise, even if Ibaraki Prefectural Government has been advised of the possibility of such damages. Ibaraki Prefectural Government will not be a party to, and will have no responsibility or liability for, any transaction negotiated or arranged by you arising out of, or in connection with, this website.



You will defend, indemnify and hold harmless Ibaraki Prefectural Government and its affiliates, officers, directors, employees and contractors from any demands, claims, damages, liabilities, expenses or harms, including attorneys fees, arising out of, or in connection with, your use of this website, online conduct, breach of these Terms and Conditions or dealings or transactions with Ibaraki Prefectural Government and/or other persons resulting from use of this website.


6.Applicable Law and Forum

This website, these Terms and Conditions and any dispute in connection therewith shall be exclusively governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of Japan, without regard to its conflict of law principles. The courts of Japan shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising out of, or in connection with, this website, these Terms and Conditions, or any relationship between Ibaraki Prefectural Government and you, and any legal proceeding by you shall be initiated exclusively in the Mito District Court, to the maximum extent possible, and no later than one (1) year after the cause of action arises. You hereby submit to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts of Japan.



You represent and warrant that you are authorized to enter into these Terms and Conditions on behalf of any entity which you represent. This Ibaraki Prefectural Government website is designed for use by adults, not children, and by using this website to procure any services of Ibaraki Prefectural Government or other entities referenced in this website, you represent that you are 18 years of age or older. These Terms and Conditions constitute the entire agreement between the parties with respect to its subject matter and supersede any prior agreement or communication. These Terms and Conditions may only be modified by Ibaraki Prefectural Government, at its sole discretion. If any provision of these Terms and Conditions is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, then the remaining provisions will remain in full force and effect. Your obligations pursuant to these Terms and Conditions shall survive termination of this website, any use by you of this website and any Content, or these Terms and Conditions.