Terms and Conditions

Article 1 (Purpose, etc.)

These Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the "Terms") shall apply to all users of Gran-C, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company"). This Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the "Terms") shall apply to the "animota" service operated by Gran-C,Inc. on the Internet. This Terms and Conditions (hereinafter referred to as the "Terms") stipulates the legal relationship between the Company and the Member and the matters to be observed by the Member when the Member uses the Service.

In addition, the Company may separately stipulate detailed regulations on matters to be observed by members when using the Service.

Article 2 (Amendment of these Terms)

1 The Company may amend this Agreement and the detailed regulations, etc. established based on this Agreement at any time without obtaining the consent of users of the Service.

2 The Company will publish the amended Terms and Conditions on the Company's website to make members aware of the amended terms. After such publication, the revised terms shall apply to all members.

Article 3 (Definitions)

1 The Service The Service refers to all services provided on "animota" operated by the Company.

2 Members The term "Member" refers to an individual or business that registers as a member of the Service and uses the Service.

3 Users A person who accesses the website.

4 Purchasers "Purchaser" refers to an individual or corporation that purchases products through the Service.

Article 4 (Procedure of Membership Registration)

1 Those who wish to use the Service shall register as a member of the Service in accordance with the procedures stipulated by the Company, after confirming and approving the contents of this Agreement.

2 If the person who wishes to register as a member is a minor, the person must obtain the comprehensive consent of a legal representative such as a person with parental authority to use the service before registering as a member. If the Company deems it necessary, the Company may confirm whether or not a legal representative such as a person with parental authority has given consent, and the user agrees in advance that he/she will not be able to use the service while such confirmation is still pending.

3 It is prohibited for a person who has registered as a member of this service to complete the registration process multiple times and to hold multiple accounts for this service.

4 In addition to violations of the preceding paragraph, the Company may refuse membership registration in the following cases.

① The applicant does not approve of the contents of this agreement.

② The applicant is a person whose membership registration has been revoked for violating the Terms and Conditions in the past (except in cases where the Company deems the degree of violation of the Terms and Conditions to be minor). The Company shall not be liable for any loss or damage arising from the use of this service.

③ When the membership application contains false or inaccurate information (including cases where the applicant does not provide a reasonable explanation in response to a suggestion of falsehood, etc.).

④ When the applicant is recognized as belonging to an anti-social force such as a crime syndicate.

⑤ If the Company deems the applicant to be unsuitable for membership in the Service.

The Company shall not be held responsible for any damages incurred by the applicant due to the Company's refusal of the membership application.

If there are any changes to the information registered at the time of membership registration, the member must immediately change the registration by themselves in accordance with the procedures set forth by the Company.

Article 6 (Procedures for Withdrawal of Membership)

1 Members may cancel their membership of the Service by following the procedures prescribed by the Company.

2 Members shall be responsible for backing up their data during the withdrawal process, and the Company shall not be responsible for any data retention after the withdrawal process.

Article 7 (Management of Passwords, etc.)

1 Members shall use and manage their IDs and passwords, etc. for the Service granted in accordance with the membership registration in the previous article with the care of a good manager.

2 Members must access the Service with their own ID and password when using the Service.

3 Members shall not lend or transfer their Service ID and password, etc. to others, and shall not allow others to use their ID and password, etc., for any reason whatsoever.

4 In the event that a member violates the preceding paragraph when using or managing their ID and password, and that violation results in the unauthorized use of their ID, etc., and causes damage to the Company, the other party to the purchase agreement, or any other third party, even if the member did not use the Service, the member shall be jointly and severally liable with the perpetrator of the unauthorized use of the ID, etc., for compensation for the damage.

Article 8 (Compliance with Laws and Regulations, etc.)

1 In using the Service, the Member shall comply with the Secondhand Articles Dealer Act, the Act on Specified Commercial Transactions, the Act Against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, the Copyright Act, and other relevant laws and regulations, as well as guidelines issued by regulatory authorities.

2 In the event that the Company finds that a Member has violated any of the obligations or related laws and regulations set forth in the preceding paragraph, the Company will take appropriate action, including investigation of the facts and cooperation with the investigative authorities.

Article 9 (Purchase of Products)

1 Users may purchase products from the Company through the website. When a user orders a product from the Company through the Website, the user acknowledges and agrees to all of the terms and conditions of this Agreement, the Privacy Policy, and the Company's website. You must be an adult (20 years of age and above) to use this website. Minors may use this site only with the consent of a parent or guardian.

2 When a user wishes to purchase a product, the user shall order the product in accordance with the method specified by the Company. If you place an order for a product on the Site, the Site will send you an "order confirmation" e-mail containing the details of your order. The user's order is an application for a contract for the purchase of the product. The contract for the purchase of the product will be accepted and concluded when the "Order Confirmation" e-mail is sent to the user. Our company reserves the right to cancel any order placed prior to the conclusion of the contract at our discretion.

3 Even after the contract has been concluded, the Company may cancel or terminate the contract or take other appropriate measures in the following cases

① When the product cannot be procured due to various reasons

② In the event that the Company is unable to respond to an application for a contract regarding the purchase of a product due to a delay in delivery or discontinuation of the product.

③ In the event of fraudulent or inappropriate behavior by the user in relation to the use of this website

④ In the event that the user has lost his/her status as a user

⑤ In the event that the Company deems that it is unable to maintain the relationship of trust necessary for transactions.

4 In the event that a User's order is not accepted due to a system failure, Internet failure, or any other cause for which the Company is not responsible, the Company shall not be liable for such failure.

Article 10 (Prices of the Products)

1 The price of the Product shall be the price at the time of application for the contract for the purchase of the Product.

2 Although the Company will make every effort to post accurate product information, if there is an error in the price display, the Company will notify the customer of the change and change the price before the conclusion of the contract for the purchase of the product.

3 In the event that a price change occurs due to a change in the manufacturer's product specifications, we will notify you of the change and change the price prior to the conclusion of the contract for the purchase of the product.

Article 11 (Delivery of Products)

1 The product will be delivered by a delivery company designated by the Company. The user shall bear the shipping costs determined by the Company.

2 The user shall directly request the delivery company to change the delivery address and delivery date after the product has been shipped.

3 The Company shall not be liable for any compensation in the event that the Company is unable to respond to an application for a contract regarding the purchase of products due to delays in delivery or product shortages for various reasons.

Article 12 (Return of Products, etc.)

1 In the event that a product received by the user is damaged or defective in any way that is not in accordance with specifications, the user shall be able to receive the response (exchange or return) determined by the Company by contacting the Company within 14 days of receipt.

2 The user shall follow the procedures set forth in the preceding paragraph in accordance with the method separately determined by our company.

Article 13 (Exemption from Liability for Products)

1 In the event that a product cannot be procured for various reasons, the user's application to purchase the product will be cancelled.

2 The warranties for products sold on this site shall be in accordance with the standards set forth by the manufacturer. Except in the case of gross negligence on the part of the Company, the Company does not warrant the quality, performance, compatibility with other products, or any other aspect of the products sold on the website.

3 The Company shall be exempted from liability by contacting the contact information entered by the user, or by delivering the product to the address indicated at the time of purchase.

4 The Company will do its best to ensure that product descriptions and notations on the service are accurate, complete, up-to-date, etc. However, the Company does not guarantee that there are no defects. In the event that any description differs from the current situation, the current situation shall prevail.

5 Regardless of the cause of legal claim, in no event shall the Company be liable for any damages, losses, or disadvantages related to the use of the Service or products sold through the Service other than those specified in the preceding article.

Article 14 (Responsibilities of the Members, etc.)

1 Members shall be responsible for resolving any problems or disputes related to sales contracts concluded through the use of the Service at their own responsibility and expense.

2 In the event that a Member causes damage to the Company or a third party through the use of the Service, the Member shall bear the obligation and responsibility to compensate for such damage.

3 Even if there is a falsehood or error in the information provided by the member in the service, and the member suffers damage as a result, the company is not obligated to indemnity and compensation for it.

Article 15 (Changes, Additions, and Termination of the Service)

1 The Company may change, add, or terminate all or part of the Service at any time.

2 In the event that the Company makes changes to the Service in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the Company shall notify members of such changes on the Service's website. However, this shall not apply in the event of an unavoidable emergency.

3 The Company shall not be held responsible for any damages incurred by members as a result of changes to the service in accordance with Section 1.

Article 16 (Suspension of Provision of the Service, etc.)

1 The Company may suspend the provision of the Service in whole or in part in any of the following cases:

① When the Company performs maintenance on the Service facilities, etc. on a regular or emergency basis.

② In the event that the Company is unable to provide the Service as usual due to an emergency situation such as a natural disaster, incident, fire, or power failure.

③ In any other cases where the Company deems it necessary to temporarily suspend the Service for operational or technical reasons.

2 In the event that the Company suspends all or part of the Service in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the Company will post a notice to that effect on the Service's website. However, this shall not apply in the event of an unavoidable emergency.

3 The Company shall not be liable for any damages caused by delays or interruptions in the provision of all or part of the Service due to Paragraph 1 or unavoidable circumstances.

Article 17 (Disclaimer)

1 The Company shall not be liable for any damage caused by natural disasters or other force majeure (including, but not limited to, line failures, server is on downtime, etc.).

2 The Company shall not be held responsible for any reason attributable to a member or a third party.

① Server is down due to virus or hacking, service failure, data leakage, damage and posting of incorrect information

② Outflow of data, damage, or loss of data due to operational errors by members.

③ Changes in the Company's service environment, including defects in the service.

3 The company assumes no responsibility for the truthfulness, up-to-dateness, or certainty of any information provided by members in the service.

4 The company assumes no responsibility for any problems or disputes that may arise between members.

Article 18 (Handling of Personal Information)

The Company will ensure to handle the personal information of members obtained by the Company in accordance with the "Privacy Policy" separately stipulated.

Article 19 (Use of Personal Information and Usage History Information Data)

1 In the course of providing the Service to Members, the Company shall aggregate and analyze records of Member's usage of the Service and personal information, create statistical data, etc. after processing so that individuals cannot be identified or specified, and use such statistical data, etc. without any restrictions (including, but not limited to, proposals to third parties, market research, and development of new services), and members shall agree to this in advance. The items of personal information included in the anonymized processed information created by the Company and the method of provision to third parties are as follows

① Gender
②Year of birth
③History of purchase
④History of the price offered as a seller
⑤History of prices offered as a purchaser
⑥Member's ID
⑦Method of provision

Data files will be encrypted and provided in a secure manner.

2 The Company shall be able to post on the Service the results of questionnaires from members collected by the Company separately, aggregate results based on usage history information data, etc., and members shall agree to this in advance.

Article 20 (Prohibited Acts, Restrictions on Use, Termination of Membership Registration)

1 The Company prohibits the following acts of the Member.

① Actions that violate this Agreement or the detailed regulations established based on this Agreement.

② Actions that violate laws and regulations or public order and morals.

③ Actions that suggest, induce, encourage, or recommend illegal, criminal, or antisocial behavior.

④ Providing false, incomplete, or inaccurate information to the Company when registering as a member or concluding a sales contract.

⑤ Any act that interferes with fair price formation through free competition among sellers and purchasers by using multiple accounts, etc. (such as attempting to manipulate offer prices by using dummy accounts).

⑥ Any act of using the Service by a minor without the consent of the person with parental authority over the minor, except in cases where the minor is required to obtain the consent of the person with parental authority over the minor at the time of sale or where the minor falls under Article 5, Paragraph 3 of the Civil Code (Law No. 89 of 1896).

⑦ Acts of selling items other than those specified in Article 9 (Items that can be sold).

⑧ Placing items other than one's own property on the website (including the act of placing items that are stolen or suspected to be stolen).

⑨ Acts of sending or posting harmful computer programs such as computer viruses.

⑩ Interfering with the operation of the Company's services or damaging the Company's credibility.

⑪ Use of the Service by using another person's ID, etc.

⑫ Other acts that the Company deems inappropriate to continue providing the Service based on reasonable grounds.

2 In the event that a member violates the Terms and Conditions, etc., or is found to be in violation of any item of the preceding paragraph, the Company may restrict the use of the Service and remove the member's input information in the Service without prior notice or consent to the member. In this case, the company shall not be liable for compensation for any damages incurred by the member.

3 In the event that the Company deems a member to be in violation of the Terms and Conditions or any of the items in Paragraph 1, the Company may cancel or terminate the membership registration for the Service without prior notice or consent to the member. In this case, the Company may invalidate the member's input information, etc., remove related information and saved files, and prohibit the member from accessing said information, files, and this service in the future. In this case, the Company shall not be liable for compensation for any damages incurred by the Member.

Article 21 (Anti-Social Forces Clause)

1 The Member confirms to the Company that he/she does not fall under any of the following anti-social forces at present or in the future.

① Organized crime groups
② Members of organized crime groups
③ Associate member of a crime syndicate
④ Officers or employees of companies related to organized crime groups
⑥ A person for whom five years have not passed since he/she ceased to be a member of a crime syndicate.
⑦ Any other person equivalent to any of the preceding items

2 A member may not ask the Company to accept a request from an antisocial force or a person who has a close friendship with an antisocial force as described in the preceding paragraph (hereinafter referred to as "antisocial force, etc."), now or in the future. To ensure that there is no relationship with antisocial forces or persons in close association with antisocial forces (hereinafter referred to as "antisocial forces, etc.") that falls under any of the following items.

① Relationships in which antisocial forces, etc. are used for the purpose of gaining unfair advantage for oneself or a third party, or causing damage to a third party, etc.

② Relationships with antisocial forces, etc., such as providing funds, etc., to them or allowing them to provide benefits.

3 The Member represents and confirms to the Company that he or she will not use a third party to commit any of the following acts.

① Violent demands

② Unreasonable demands beyond legal responsibility.

③ Use threatening words or actions or use violence in relation to the use of the Service.

④ The Company shall not be liable for any damages arising from the use of the Service.

⑤ Any other acts equivalent to the preceding items.

4 Members shall ensure to the Company that they will not allow antisocial forces to use their own names to apply for membership with the Company.

5 In the event that a member falls under any of the following, the Company may cancel the membership contract without any notice to the member, and may also cancel the membership registration.

① In the event that it is discovered that the member has made representations contrary to the commitments made in Paragraph 1 or Paragraph 2.

② In the event that the member has committed an act in violation of the commitments in Section 3.

③ In the event that it is found that the member has registered for membership in the Service in violation of the commitments in Paragraph 4 and has acquired membership in the Service.

6 In the event that the membership contract is cancelled or the membership registration is revoked in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the member shall compensate the Company for any damages incurred by the Company.

7 In the event that the membership contract is cancelled in accordance with the provisions of Section 5, and in the event that the membership registration for this service is cancelled, the member shall not be able to claim compensation from the Company for any damages incurred as a result of the cancellation of the membership contract or membership.

Article 22 (Measures after Loss of Membership Registration)

1 In the event that a member withdraws or cancels their membership registration and loses their status as a member of the Service, the Company will immediately stop providing the Service.

2 Even after a member's registration has expired, Article 14 (Member's Responsibilities), Article 17 (Disclaimer), Article 19 (Use of Personal Information and Usage History Data), Article 24 (Governing Law, etc.), and Article 25 (Exclusive Jurisdiction) of this Agreement shall remain effected.

Article 23 (Transfer of Rights and Obligations)

1 Members may not transfer their contractual status on the Service, their status as a party to sales contracts formed through the Service, or any other rights, obligations, or status related to the Service to others.

2 In the event that the Company transfers its business related to the Service to a third party due to a business transfer or other reasons, the Company may transfer the Company's contractual status with the Member, rights and obligations based on the same contract, as well as the Member's registration information and other information to the successor of the relevant business, and the Member shall agree to such transfer in advance. The member shall be deemed to have consented to such transfer in advance.

Article 24 (Governing Law, etc.)

1 These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.

2 This Agreement shall be interpreted only in Japanese.

Article 25 (Exclusive jurisdiction)

All lawsuits related to the use of the Service between the Company and its members, or contracts between the Company and its members, according to the amount of the lawsuit, the Tokyo Summary Court and the Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive jurisdictional court of first instance.

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