Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

Terms of Use

About Our Site

These terms of use ("Terms of Use") set forth the standards of use of (herein the SCCIJ) and all of its associated websites. and all such associated websites are collectively referred to herein as the "Website."

The words "You," "User" or "Member," as used herein, refer to all individuals and/or entities accessing or using the Website for any reason. The term "Your Content" or "User Content," as used herein, shall mean information that You submit, publish or display on any website provided by the SCCIJ.

Please read these Terms of Use carefully. These Terms of Use include the SCCIJ's Privacy Policy, which is incorporated and made a part of these Terms of Use. If You do not accept and agree to all of these Terms of Use, You are not authorized to use the Website or the services provided therein.

By registering to our Website, You agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, including the SCCIJ's Privacy Policy.

You are acknowledging that You have read, understand and agree to be legally bound by these Terms of Use, including the SCCIJ's Privacy Policy, and that such actions constitute Your agreement thereto and acceptance thereof. If You do not agree to any of these Terms of Use, You may not access or otherwise use the Website.

The SCCIJ reserves the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update the Website, these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy without prior notice and You agree to be bound by any such amendments to the Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy upon their publication on the Website. Your access to the SCCIJ and its services will be terminated upon your notice to the Company that any change is unacceptable; otherwise Your continued use shall constitute Your acceptance of all changes and they shall be binding upon You.

Access to the Website

The SCCIJ reserves the right to modify or discontinue any services or content provided by the SCCIJ with or without notice to the User. You acknowledge and accept that the SCCIJ does not guarantee continuous uninterrupted service or access to the Website and operation of the Website may be interfered with or adversely affected by numerous factors or circumstances outside of Our control.

Your Account

In some cases, You will be asked to create an account and provide the SCCIJ with certain information including, without limitation, a valid email address. Any such information that You submit will be treated in accordance with the SCCIJ's Privacy Policy.

If You choose, or are provided with, a user identification code, password or any other piece of information as part of Our security procedures, You must treat such information as confidential, and You must not disclose it to any third party. You are responsible for any activities associated with Your account. We have the right to disable any user identification code or password, whether chosen by You or allocated by us, at any time, and for any reason, in Our sole discretion, including if, in Our opinion, You have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these Terms of Use.

You are responsible for making all arrangements necessary for You to have access to the Website and to the services provided therein.

The SCCIJ also reserves the right (but will not have an obligation) to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms of Use, including investigation of potential violations hereof, iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, iv) respond to user support requests, or v) protect the rights, property or safety of the SCCIJ, its users and the public.

Payment for Event Registration

You shall pay the SCCIJ for Event Registration on the Website at the price in effect on the date of Your Registration. Payment is neither refundable nor exchangeable for cash. You shall make payment by [credit card] or any other payment mechanism permitted by the SCCIJ, as described on the Website. You hereby authorize the SCCIJ to collect (whether directly or indirectly) such amounts by charging Your credit card (details of which to be provided by You), via a third party online payment processor or by one of the payment methods described on the Website. If You are directed to the SCCIJ's third party payment processor, You may be subject to terms and conditions governing use of that third party's service and that third party's personal information collection practices. the SCCIJ shall not be responsible for any damage, loss or harm to You resulting from Your use of that third party's service.

The SCCIJ may at any time review and revise the Event Registration fee, and any new Event Registration fee so specified by the SCCIJ shall apply from such date as the SCCIJ may determine at its absolute discretion.

You shall pay to the SCCIJ, in addition to the Event Registration fee, a sum equal to any applicable taxes chargeable on the Event Registration fee.

Disclaimer of Warranties

All of the information and materials contained on the Website, including text, graphics, information, links or other items are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis, with all faults, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including without limitation, any warranty on the ownership of intellectual property rights, for information, data, data processing services, uptime or uninterrupted access. You acknowledge and accept that the SCCIJ has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, this Website or any of the services or information provided therein. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, the SCCIJ makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding the use or the results of this Website or any of the services or information provided therein in terms of its availability, accuracy, adequacy, correctness, precision, timeliness, completeness, thoroughness, reliability or otherwise.

The SCCIJ expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions in the information and materials contained therein, and assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable for, any damages to, or viruses that may infect, Your computer equipment or other property on account of Your access to, use of, or browsing in the Website or Your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video, or audio from the Website. If You are dissatisfied with the Website, Your sole remedy is to discontinue using the Website.

No warranty of any kind, whether implied, expressed or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third party rights, title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and freedom from defect, computer virus or other error, is given in conjunction with any of the information, materials or services provided by the SCCIJ. We make no warranty that the Website or the services thereon will meet users' requirements.

Limitation of Liability

The Website acts as an information and event registration platform.

Except as expressly provided in these Terms of Use, in no event shall the SCCIJ, its directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, licensors or any third parties appearing on the Website be liable for any damages whatsoever, including without limitation any direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, damages for lost profits, lost business, loss of revenue or loss of use, and any other losses or expenses arising out of or related to this Website, any information received from this Website, any email distributed to any User or Member from the Website or any linked website or use thereof or inability to use by any party, or in connection with any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, whether such damages arise in contract, negligence, tort, under statute, in equity, at law or otherwise, and even if the SCCIJ, or representatives thereof, are advised of the possibility of such damages, losses or expenses. In no event shall the SCCIJ, its directors, officers, employees, agents, suppliers, licensors or any third parties appearing on the Website be liable for or in connection with any information or content posted, transmitted, exchanged or received by or on behalf of any user or other person or entity on or through the Website.

Without prejudice to the foregoing, the SCCIJ's maximum total, aggregate liability arising out of or in connection with the Website and any information or services provided therein, regardless of the cause of action (whether in contract, tort, breach of warranty or otherwise), will in no event exceed the total amount You paid to the SCCIJ within the twelve (12) month period preceding the date the claim first arose.


You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless the SCCIJ, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, and their respective officers, employees and agents from any claim or demand including reasonable attorneys' fees and costs, made by any third party arising out of or related to i) Your use of the Website, ii) Your use of any content contained therein, iii) Your Content or any information or material that You post to or transmit through the Website, iv) Your violation of these Terms of Use, or v) infringement by You or another user using Your computer or account, of any intellectual property or any other right of any person or entity. The SCCIJ shall provide notice to You promptly of any such claim, suit or proceeding, and the SCCIJ reserves the right and shall have the option, at its sole discretion, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by You, and in such case, You agree to cooperate with the SCCIJ's defense of such claim.

Acceptable use Policy

1) Unauthorized Use. Unauthorized use of the Website and the SCCIJ's systems including but not limited to unauthorized entry into any of the SCCIJ systems, misuse of passwords, or misuse of any information posted to the Website is strictly prohibited. The SCCIJ reserves the right, in Our sole discretion, to immediately revoke Your account and/or seek all other legal remedies available for copying copyrighted text, or otherwise mis-using or mis-appropriating site content, including but not limited to, use on a "mirrored", competitive, or third party site

2) Use of Website Content. The contents of the Website such as text, graphics, images, logos, button icons, software and other content (collectively the "Website Content") are protected under copyright, trademark and other laws. All such content is the property of the SCCIJ its content suppliers or clients. The compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement and assembly) of all content on the Website is the exclusive property of the SCCIJ and is protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws. Unauthorized use of the Website Content may violate these laws, and is strictly prohibited. Members must retain all copyright, trademark, service mark and other proprietary notices contained in the original Website Content on any authorized copy they make of such content. You shall only have a limited, non-exclusive and revocable right to access, view and use the Website Content, subject to the Terms of Use.

3) Website Restrictions. The member and event database ("The SCCIJ's Database") and other features of the Website may be used only for lawful purposes by individuals seeking to obtain information about the SCCIJ and its members. You may not use the Website in order to transmit, post, distribute, store or destroy material, including without limitation, Website Content, (a) in violation of any applicable law or regulation, (b) that will infringe the copyright, trademark, trade secret or other intellectual property rights of others or violate the privacy, publicity or other personal rights of others, or (c) that is defamatory, obscene, threatening, abusive or hateful.

4) Prohibited Uses. You are prohibited from violating or attempting to violate the security of the Website including without limitation, the following activities: (a) accessing data not intended for You or logging into a server or account that You are not authorized to access; (b) sharing Your username and password with individuals not authorized to access the data; (c) attempting to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of a system or network or to breach security or authentication measures without proper authorization from the SCCIJ.

5) User Content and Submissions. You are solely responsible for Your account information, Profile, Your Content including, without limitation works in any form, media, or technology whether now known or later developed, messages, audio, video, photos, text, images, compilations or other information that You post on the Website or transmit to other Users or Members or the SCCIJ personnel. You agree that in submitting Your Content or otherwise using the Website that You will not impersonate any person, or submit any materials to the Website that are false, inaccurate, misleading, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, racist, discriminating of any individual or group, violent or threatening or promotes violence, unlawful, or are otherwise in violation of Your obligations under these Terms of Use.

Violations of system or network security may result in civil and/or criminal liability. The SCCIJ will investigate occurrences that may involve such violations and may involve and cooperate with law enforcement authorities in prosecuting Users or Members who are involved in such violations.

Right to Refuse and Disclosure

Without prejudice to the immediate following paragraph, the SCCIJ may at its absolute discretion refuse to publish any content submitted by You, on the Website, if any such content in the SCCIJ's sole opinion a) are not of a quality or condition suitable for processing based on Our prevailing standard specifications and procedures applicable for the same, or b) contains any material that the SCCIJ deems at its absolute discretion to have breached any terms and conditions of the Terms of Use or has contravened or is likely to contravene any applicable law.

You acknowledge that the SCCIJ is under no obligation to vet or monitor the contents therein submitted by a User and You agree and undertake that the You alone will be wholly responsible for Your Content that You submit to the SCCIJ.

Upon the request of any government authorities, a court order, the legitimate request of a person who alleges that any of Your Content is defamatory of that person (the SCCIJ shall have absolute discretion in determining whether such request is legitimate and/or the material in question defamatory), or the legitimate request of the copyright owner of any of Your Content (the SCCIJ shall have absolute discretion in determining whether a request is indeed from a copyright owner and whether such request is legitimate), You agree that the SCCIJ may at the SCCIJ's absolute discretion remove any of Your Content from the Website and/or disclose Your identity, contact details, Your Content and Your information to the requesting party (as well as provide copies of the same).

Intellectual Property

You acknowledge and agree that, as between You and the SCCIJ, the SCCIJ owns, and shall continue to own, all proprietary right, title and interest (including, but not limited to, copyright, trade secret and patent) in and to the and all Website Content provided by the SCCIJ on the Website, including without limitation, site design, text, graphics, and interfaces ("the SCCIJ Materials"). Any use of the SCCIJ Materials including reproduction, modification, distribution, or replication, any form of data extraction or data mining or other commercial exploitation of any kind without prior written permission of an authorized officer of the SCCIJ is strictly prohibited.

The SCCIJ does not represent or warrant that the use of the Website will not constitute an infringement or misuse of any third party intellectual property rights. You agree to assume all risks arising out of or relating to Your use of the Website. Notwithstanding anything that may be to the contrary, the SCCIJ makes no warranty that any information, material or content made available by the SCCIJ via the Website does not contain computer viruses and the SCCIJ accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever relating to the aforesaid.

By posting Your Content to any public area of the SCCIJ's websites, including without limitation, message boards, profiles, forums, contests and chat rooms, or by otherwise submitting or transmitting any such Content to us: (i) You acknowledge, represent and warrant that such Content is original to You and that no other party has any rights thereto, or that You have the necessary licenses, rights, consents and permissions to furnish and/or license such Content and submit it to the Website, and that any "moral rights" in having the Content edited, removed, modified, published, transmitted or displayed in a manner not agreeable to You have been waived; and (ii) You automatically grant to the SCCIJ and its affiliates a perpetual, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable, irrevocable right and worldwide license to use, copy, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, communicate to the public, perform, display and distribute such content, and to prepare derivative works of, or incorporate into other works such content in connection with the marketing and promotion of the SCCIJ or for any other purpose, at the SCCIJ's sole discretion. We cannot be responsible for maintaining any Content that You provide to us, and we may delete or destroy any such Content at any time without prior notice.

You agree to be bound by and shall execute any end user licence agreements relating to any software or technology utilized on the Website that the SCCIJ may from time to time require You to agree to and execute for the purpose of the provision of the service on the Website, failing which Your use of the Website shall be discontinued or suspended at the discretion of the SCCIJ


The trademarks, logos, service marks and trade names (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Website and/or on content available on the Website are registered and unregistered Trademarks of the SCCIJ and others and may not be used in violation of applicable rights. Nothing contained on the Website should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel, or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Website without the written permission of the applicable rights holder.

Additional Terms

Certain sections or pages on the Website, or certain features or services provided thereon, may contain separate terms and conditions, which are in addition to these Terms of Use. In the event of conflicting provisions, the additional terms and conditions shall prevail.

Account Termination

The SCCIJ may discontinue Your access to the Website or suspend or terminate, without notice or liability, Your account membership and/or Your access to and use of the Website, for any violation of these Terms of Use or for any other use of the services or the Website that the SCCIJ, at its sole discretion, deems improper.

In the event that any governmental or regulatory authorities direct or instruct or give guidance that the SCCIJ should cease the service or the Website or the service or Website would cause the SCCIJ to be in breach of any laws or regulatory requirements or guidance to which it is subject, the SCCIJ shall be entitled to immediately terminate Your account membership and/or Your access to and use of the Website forthwith without entitling the You to receive any compensation in respect of the termination.

No Resale or Unauthorized Commercial Use

You agree that You shall not resell or assign Your rights or obligations under these Terms of Use. You also agree not to make any unauthorized commercial use of the Website.

Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by the internal substantive laws of Japan, without reference to its conflict of laws principles. Jurisdiction for any claims arising under this agreement shall lie exclusively with the Tokyo District Court or the Tokyo Summary Court of Japan.


All notices, demands or other communications required or permitted to be given or made under or in connection with this Terms of Use by You shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently given or made if sent by email (provided that there has been successful transmission) to

All notices, demands or other communications required or permitted to be given or made under or in connection with this Terms of Use by the SCCIJ shall be in writing and shall be sufficiently given or made if posted on the Website and/or sent by email to the valid email address provided by You.

These Terms of Use are effective since January 1st, 2019 last updated January 1st, 2019.