Terms of service

Terms of service

MMDAgent-EX, as a software, provides users access to various spoken dialogue contents. Also some pages in this site puts submission forms. Here is a “Terms of service” of MMDAgent-EX and privacy policy of this web site.

The following text is a translated version, just provided for easy understanding. Please refer to the original Japanese version if you need strict legal interpretations.

Terms of service

1. Introduction
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These terms in this document (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use” ) is applied to
all acts of users using services (hereinafter referred to as “Services”q) provided by
MMDAgent-EX (hereinafter referred to as “Software”).

This Terms of Use defines the terms of use for this Service. Users agree to these Terms,
and use this Service in accordance with the Terms.

By using this service, the user is deemed to have agreed to all the contents of this Terms of Use.


2. Definition
==============

The meanings of the terms used in this Terms of use are defined as follows.

1. “Software” means MMDAgent-EX provided as software from this site regardless of the platform.

2. “Service” means all services provided on the Software.

3. “User” means a person who uses this software.

4. “Content” means a set of files including voice recognition model, voice synthesis model, 3-D
model, motion, etc. that can be operated on this software.

5. “Content provider” means individuals or corporations who distributes a content on the Web and
provides to users.


3. Scope of these Terms
========================

The terms of use of this service are stipulated by the Terms of use in this document and other
terms of use on this site. The other terms of use are part of this Terms of Use regardless of the
name.

If there are any discrepancies between this Terms of Use and other terms of use on this site, the
latter one shall prevail.


4. Changes to these Terms
==========================

This Terms of Use can be changed at any time at the discretion of the main developer of this software.

The revised Terms of Use will take effect from the time they are displayed on this site, unless
otherwise specified by the University.

If the user or content provider uses this service after the changes to this Terms of Use take
effect, it will be deemed that all of the changed terms of use have been agreed.


5. Disapproval of use
======================

Users and content providers who wish to use this service shall use this service after agreeing to
the Terms of Use.

If any of the following is true, the use of the user or content provider may not be accepted without
disclosing the reason at the discretion of the software developer.

  1. When a user or content provider has been subject to forced access prohibition due to a violation
   of the Terms or other terms of service in the past.

  2. Other cases where the software developer deems inappropriate.


6. Denial of use
=================

If the user or content provider takes any of the actions listed in the following items, at the
discretion of this software developer, users or content providers can be forcibly banned and the
use of this service can be refused.

  1. In case of violation of these Terms of Use or other terms of use.

  2. Other cases where the software developers deem inappropriate.


7. Responsibilities of content provider
========================================

The content provider shall handle the usage data (logs, audio, and other activity data that can
be obtained from software) collected from the user with appropriate consent with the user regarding
its privacy policy and data handling.

If a content provider defames another person, infringes on a privacy right, discloses personal
information of a third party without permission, or otherwise violates copyright laws, infringes
thers' rights in this case, the content provider must resolve the problem at its own responsibility
and expense.  This software and its developers do not take any responsibility for that.

Regardless of the above, this software and its developers are not liable for any problems or
failures that occur between content providers and users.

When content distributed by a content provider is encrypted according to the procedure indicated
by the software developer, the software developer has the right to decrypt the encrypted content
for the purpose of conducting the investigation necessary for any judgment.


8. Usage environment
=====================

Maintenance of all hardware and software necessary for using this service shall be done at the
user's expense and responsibility.

The user shall take measures such as prevention of computer virus infection, unauthorized access and
information leakage according to his / her usage environment.

This software developer is not involved in the user's usage environment and does not take any
responsibility.


9. User responsibilities
==========================

The user shall use this service at his / her own risk and shall be responsible for all actions
and results of using this service.

When the user defames another person, infringes on the privacy right, discloses personal information
of a third party without permission, acts in violation of copyright law, or otherwise infringes the
rights of others, the user must resolve this at his / her own risk and expense, and the Software
and its developers are not responsible for it.

10. Prohibited acts
====================

Users and content providers must not perform any of the following items when using this service. 
If you violate a prohibited act, you may take disadvantageous measures such as suspension of use.

  1. Acts that infringe or may infringe on intellectual property rights such as copyrights and
  design rights of this software developer or third parties.

  2. Any act that infringes or may infringe on the property, privacy or portrait rights of this
  software developer or  a third party.

  3. An act that unfairly discriminates or slanders this software developer or a third party,
  promotes unfair discrimination against a third party, or damages its honor or trust.

  4. Misrepresentation.

  5. Actions that may or may lead to fraud and other crimes.

  6. Posting data (hereinafter referred to as “these data”) that contains content equivalent to
  obscenity, child pornography or child abuse that violates laws, regulations, or other standards
  set by the University.

  6. Perform any of the following actions on post data (hereinafter referred to as “these data”)
  that contains content equivalent to obscenity, child pornography, or child abuse that violates
  laws, regulations, or other standards set by the University.

    a. Posting or displaying these data.

    b. The act of selling media containing these data.

    c. The act of posting or displaying advertisements reminiscent of transmission, display and
    sale of media containing these data.

  7. Actions that may beautify, induce, or promote suicide, self-harm, drug abuse, etc.

  8. The act of posting data including the following contents.

    a. Information that slanders the uploaded images.

    b. Information that can identify an individual, such as the name, address, work place, and
    telephone number of the contributor (including the case where an individual can be identified
    by comparing it with information about uploaded images, etc.).

    c. Information on contents that are difficult to confirm facts or are false.

    d. Other information that the University deems inappropriate.

  9. Acts impersonating the operator

  10. The act of using expressions that lead to discrimination based on race, ethnicity, gender,
  age, and thought.

  11. Actions that place a burden on the server of this service beyond the normal range, or that
  interfere with the operation or network system of this service, or actions that may cause these.

  12. An act of illegally rewriting or erasing the information stored in the equipment on this site.

  13. Sending or posting harmful computer programs such as viruses.

  14. Actions that the Software Developer determines to violate laws, public order and morals,
  these Terms or other terms of use, or to violate the rights of others.

  15. Other acts that the software developer deems inappropriate.


11. Changes in services
========================

The Software Developer may add, change, suspend, or terminate the Service for any reason at any time
without prior notice.


12. Usage charges
==================

This service is free of charge.


13. Disclaimer
===============

This software developer is not involved in communication between content providers and users. If
there is a dispute between the content provider and the user, the content provider and the user
shall resolve it, and this software developer will not be responsible for it at all.

If the Software Developer deems it necessary, the Software Developer may change, suspend, or cancel
the Service at any time without notifying the Content Provider / User. In this case, the software
developer will not be liable for any damage caused by changes to the service. The same shall apply
when the display speed is reduced or a failure occurs due to excessive access or other unexpected
factors.

This software developer is not responsible for the legality, accuracy, etc. of the content
distributed and provided by the content provider.

If the Software Developer determines that there is a reasonable reason to believe that an act that
violates or may violate these Terms of Use or other terms of use, etc., the content provider / user
who performed the act may be forcibly prohibited from accessing from this software. We are not
responsible for any damage caused by it.


14. Effectiveness of these terms and other Terms of Use
========================================================

Even if some of the provisions of this Terms of Use and other terms of use are determined to be
invalid based on laws and regulations, other provisions of this Terms of Use and other terms of
use are valid.

Even if some of the provisions such as terms of use are invalidated or canceled in relation to
a content provider / user, the Terms of Use are valid in relation to other users.


15. Governing law and competent court
======================================

The governing law of this Terms of Use shall be Japanese law.

In the event that a lawsuit between the content provider user and the software developer arises,
the Nagoya District Court will be the exclusive court of jurisdiction in the first instance.


Supplementary provisions
=========================

These Terms of Use will take effect on September 1, 2019.

These Terms of Use also applies to actions performed by content providers and users prior to the
enforcement of this Terms of Use.

Privacy policy of this web site

1. The acquisition of personal information on this site will be performed within the scope
necessary to achieve the purpose of enhancement and smooth provision of services provided on
MMDAgent-EX and smooth operation of this site.  

2. The acquired personal information shall be used within the scope of the purpose of acquisition,
and if used for other purposes, confirmation or consent will be asked to the user in advance.

3. Personal information can be obtained from the input form on this site. In obtaining personal
information, the consent of the person has been obtained by putting a check mark on the check box
in the confirmation item.

4. This site operator and MMDAgent-EX developer will not disclose or provide personal information
to third parties except in the following cases.

  - When there is consent of the person.
  - When it is necessary to protect the life, body, or property of a person and it is difficult
  to obtain the consent of the person in an emergency situation.
  - When a national institution or local public entity or a person entrusted with it performs the
  affairs stipulated by laws and regulations, and it is necessary to cooperate with them, and there
  is a risk of obstructing the performance of the work by obtaining the consent of the person.
  - Other cases where disclosure or provision to third parties is permitted based on laws and
  regulations.

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