BCon | Terms of Use

Terms of Use

By accessing or using this website (“Site”), or downloading any online content made available by Business Consultants, Inc., (together, the “Service”), however accessed, you agree to be bound by these terms of use (“Terms of Use”). The service is owned and controlled by Business Consultants, Inc. (“BCon”). We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to change these Terms of Use (“Updated Terms”) from time to time.

You agree that your use of the service after the effective date of the updated terms (or engaging in such other conduct as we may reasonably specify) constitutes your agreement to the updated terms. Therefore, you should review these Terms of Use and any updated terms before using the service. The updated terms will be effective as of the time of posting, or such later date as may be specified in the updated terms, and will apply to your use of the service from that point forward. The updated terms may be viewed by clicking on the appropriate link on the site.

You may use the service, the site, and the information, writings, images and/or other works that you see, hear or otherwise experience on the site (singly or collectively, the “content”) solely for your non-commercial, personal purposes and/or to learn about BCon products and services. No right, title or interest in any content is transferred to you, whether as a result of downloading such content or otherwise. BCon and other copyright owners, who have authorized use of their intellectual property on the site, reserve complete title and full intellectual property rights in all content unless otherwise specified. You may not use, alter, copy, distribute, transmit, or derive another work from any content obtained from the site or the service, except as expressly permitted by the Terms of Use. If BCon is notified by users that any content on the site violates intellectual property laws, BCon will take reasonable measures to remove any such content.

You agree to follow the terms of use of any website that is accessed by clicking a link on the site.

Personal Information

A detailed description of how we protect, store, and use personal information that we receive from users (name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc.) can be found on the Privacy Policy page.

Intellectual Property Rights

The intellectual property (including but not limited to all patent rights, utility model rights, design rights, trademarks, copyrights, know-how, and licenses) of all content on the site belongs to BCon or its partners, affiliates, contributors, or third parties and is protected by Japanese and/or foreign copyright laws. The intellectual property of the content is owned by BCon or other parties who have authorized their use on the site. You may download and reprint content for non-commercial, non-public, personal use only. All unauthorized printing, reproduction, delivery, and reuse of the content is prohibited.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the services, you will not use the services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms of Use and/or notices. You will not:

  1. Use the services in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair BCon, or the network(s) connected to any BCon server, or interfere with any other party’s use and enjoyment of any services.
  2. Use the services to cause any damages or threat of damages to BCon or any party using the services.
  3. Use the services to interrupt the business of BCon or any other party.
  4. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of BCon or others.
  5. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
  6. Submit false information such as false email addresses or the email addresses of other parties.
  7. Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
  8. Upload or offer files that contain viruses, trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another’s computer or property of another.
  9. Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless BCon specifically authorizes such messages.
  10. Use the services to distribute junk mail, including but not limited to mail magazines.
  11. Take any action that could be reasonably judged to be indecent or inappropriate to society at large.
  12. Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
  13. Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
  14. Any action deemed to be inappropriate by BCon.

Limitation of Liability Waiver

Under no circumstances will BCon be liable to you for any loss or damages of any kind (including, without limitation, for any direct, indirect, economic, exemplary, special, punitive, incidental or consequential losses or damages) that are directly or indirectly related to: (a) the service; (b) the content; (c) user content; (d) your use of, inability to use, or the performance of the service; (e) any action taken in connection with an investigation by BCon or law enforcement authorities regarding your or any other party’s use of the service; (f) any action taken in connection with copyright or other intellectual property owners; (g) any errors or omissions in the Service’s operation; or (h) any damage to any user’s computer, mobile device, or other equipment or technology including, without limitation, damage from any security breach or from any virus, bugs, tampering, fraud, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer line or network failure or any other technical or other malfunction, including, without limitation, damages for lost profits, loss of goodwill, loss of data, work stoppage, accuracy of results, or computer failure or malfunction, even if foreseeable or even if BCon has been advised of or should have known of the possibility of such damages, whether in an action of contract, negligence, strict liability or tort (including, without limitation, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of God, telecommunications failure, or theft or destruction of the service). In no event will BCon be liable to you or anyone else for loss, without limitation.

BCon is not liable for any changes or deletion of content on the site. You agree to accept all risks associated with using this site.

Notice of Warranty

  1. The service, including, without limitation, BCon Content, is provided on an “as is”, “as available” and “with all faults” basis. BCon does not represent or warrant that the service will be error-free or uninterrupted or that defects will be corrected. BCon does not warrant that the information on the site is correct, complete, current, or useful.
  2. Although it is BCon’s intention for the service to be available as much as possible, there will be occasions when, without prior notice, the service may be interrupted, including, without limitation, for scheduled maintenance or upgrades, for emergency repairs, or due to failure of telecommunications links and/or equipment. Also, BCon reserves the right to remove any content from the service for any reason, without prior notice. BCon will not be liable to you for any modification, suspension, or discontinuation of the services, or the loss of any content.
  3. You also acknowledge that the internet may be subject to breaches of security and that the submission of content or other information may not be secure. BCon will not be liable to you for any damages related to, including but not limited to, unauthorized access to the site, data entered or provided by third parties, delivery, or information sent via e-mail.


You understand and agree that you are personally responsible for your behavior on the site. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless BCon, its subsidiaries, affiliated companies, business partners, licensors, employees, agents, and any third-party information providers to the service from and against all claims, losses, expenses, damages and costs (including, but not limited to, direct, incidental, consequential, exemplary and indirect damages), and reasonable attorneys’ fees, resulting from or arising out of your use, misuse, or inability to use the site, the service, or the content, or any violation by you of the Terms of Use. You agree to reimburse BCon for any damages resulting from misuse or for violating the Terms of Use.

Applicable Laws

The laws of Japan will hold jurisdiction and govern all matters rising out of or in regards to the site, the service, and Terms of Use. All disputes will be settled in a Tokyo court of law or a Tokyo summary court.


  1. You acknowledge that BCon may from time to time add special provisions or amendments to the Terms of Use.
  2. You acknowledge that the conditions of certain BCon services differ from the Terms of Use of the service and that in the case of such difference you will refer to the explanation page of such service on the site.


Additional Provisions

These terms of use were last updated on July 7th, 2013.