Your use of Conservation International Japan (“CI Japan”) website at www.gef-satoyama.net featuring these Terms of Use (“Websites”), including the content and other materials (including without limitation all trademarks, service marks, designs, texts, graphics, pictures, information, data sets, software, methods, inventions, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof) available on or through these Websites (together, “the Materials”) is governed by these Terms of Use (“Terms”). By accessing and continuing to use this Website, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to be bound by these Terms, which constitute a legal agreement (“Agreement”) between you and CI Japan.

Amendments to these Terms will be posted at this URL and will be effective when posted. Your continued use of this Website following the posting of any amendment, modification or change shall constitute your acceptance thereof.

If you have any questions regarding the Terms please contact CI at GEF-satoyama@conservation.or.jp.

1. Use of Materials

a. Proprietary Materials

Unless indicated otherwise on this Website, the Materials contained on this Website are the property of GEF-Satoyama Project. its licensors, collaborating organization or users and are protected by Japan. and international copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws.

b. Request for Permission

Unless indicated otherwise below, on the Materials, or separate terms applicable to certain Materials, we ask that you contact us at GEF-Satoyama@conservation.or.jp for permission for any reproduction, modification, distribution, public display or performance of such Materials.

c. Downloadable Materials

Materials (with the exception of data sets) made available for public download on this Website may be used, reproduced and distributed only for non-revenue generating purposes, in accordance with these Terms, provided you do not modify the Materials and that you retain all copyright, trademark and other proprietary notices contained in the Materials intact. In addition, you agree that such permission does not include the public performance or public display of any Materials or making any derivative uses of the Materials. The permission granted herein is revocable at any time, with or without cause.

d. Downloadable Data Sets; Online Data Access

Data sets made available for public download or access on this Website are owned by the data set creator/owner identified in the metadata of each respective data set. Unless indicated otherwise in separate data use terms and conditions, such data sets may be reproduced, distributed or used to produce and distribute derivative works, provided, however, that

  1. the data sets are appropriately attributed to the data set creator/owner as indicated in the metadata;
  2. the user informs the data set creator/owner via email at the email address indicated in the metadata about any use of the data sets in a publication or derived work;
  3. any digital object identifier (“DOI”) included in the data set remains intact;
  4. any modification of the original data set is clearly marked as a modification;
  5. works substantially derived from the data sets may be reproduced, distributed or used to produce and distribute derivative works under terms not less restrictive than these data use terms described in 1 (d); and
  6. any distribution of data sets includes the following disclaimer of warranty: “These data sets are provided ‘as is’ and without any warranty of any kind, either express or implied, whether of title, of accuracy, of non-infringement, of the absence of errors, of fitness for purpose, or otherwise.”

e. Unauthorized Use

Any unauthorized use of the Materials may violate copyright laws, trademark laws, the laws of privacy and publicity and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

f. Image Usage

Any photographs that indicate “Creative Commons” within their attribution have been obtained through an appropriate license in accordance with said source’s regulations. For example, Creative Commons licenses used may include: CC BY, CC BY-SA, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-SA, CC BY-NC-ND, or CC 0 Public Domain. For more information, please visit: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/.

2. Interactive Areas

This Website may include blogs, user-generated content or other interactive areas or services (“Interactive Areas”), in which you or other users create, post or store any content, messages, materials, data, information, text, music, sound, photos, video, graphics, code or other items or materials on the Website (“User Materials”). You are solely responsible for your use of such Interactive Areas and use them at your own risk. By using any Interactive Areas, you agree not to post, upload to, transmit, distribute, store, create or otherwise publish through the Website any of the following:

  1. User Materials that are unlawful, libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, indecent, lewd, suggestive, harassing, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, inflammatory, fraudulent or otherwise objectionable;
  2. User Materials that would constitute, encourage or provide instructions for a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party or otherwise create liability or violate any local, state, national or international law, including, without limitation, the regulations of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission or any rules of a securities exchange such as the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock Exchange or the NASDAQ;
  3. User Materials that may infringe any patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright or other intellectual or proprietary right of any party. By posting any User Materials, you represent and warrant that you have the lawful right to reproduce, publicly perform, publicly display and distribute such User Materials;
  4. User Materials that impersonate any person or entity or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity;
  5. User Materials that, in CI’s sole judgment, may jeopardize or affect CI’s tax exempt status, including but not limited to content on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office, and content that contains propaganda or that otherwise attempts to influence legislation;
  6. Promotions, advertising or solicitations;
  7. Private information of any third party, including, without limitation, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, Social Security numbers and credit card numbers;
  8. Viruses, corrupted data or other harmful, disruptive or destructive files; and
  9. User Materials that, in the sole judgment of CI, are objectionable or which restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Interactive Areas or the Website, or which may expose CI or its users to any harm or liability of any type.

CI is not liable for any statements, representations or User Materials in any Interactive Area. Although CI has no obligation to screen, edit or monitor any of the User Materials posted in any Interactive Area, CI reserves the right, and has absolute discretion, to remove, screen or edit any User Materials posted or stored on the Website at any time and for any reason without notice. Any use of the Interactive Areas or other portions of the Website in violation of the foregoing violates these Terms and may result in, among other things, termination or suspension of your rights to use the Interactive Areas and/or the Website.

CI does not claim ownership of User Materials. Unless we indicate otherwise, you grant CI a nonexclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable and sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display such User Materials on or in connection with the Website and other CI promotional materials. You grant CI the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such User Materials. You represent and warrant that:

  • you own and control all of the rights to the User Materials that you post or you otherwise have the right to post such User Materials to the Website;
  • the User Materials are accurate and not misleading; and
  • use and posting of the User Materials you supply does not violate these Terms and will not violate any rights of or cause injury to any person or entity.