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Terms and Conditions

(The Japanese version of this Terms and Conditions shall be prevailing; the English translation provided hereunder shall be for reference purpose only.)

This web site ("Web Site") is owned, operated and maintained by or for Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ("SCEI").

Please read these terms and conditions of use ("Terms and Conditions") carefully before accessing and browsing this Web Site. You can use this Web Site only if you agree to and accept the Terms and Conditions without limitation or reservation. The Terms and Conditions will be deemed to have been accepted by you if and when you use this Web Site.

SCEI may, at its sole and exclusive discretion, change, alter, modify, add, and/or remove portions of the Terms and Conditions at any time by updating the contents of this page. So you are requested to visit this page and check the then-effective Terms and Conditions periodically.

This Web Site is linked to other web sites, also operated by SCEI or its affiliates ("SCEI Site"). In addition to this Terms and Conditions, use of each SCEI Site shall also be subject to the terms and conditions particular to such SCEI Site. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, and/or notices contained in this Terms and Conditions conflict with the terms and conditions particular to such SCEI Site, then the terms and conditions particular to such SCEI Site shall prevail and govern such SCEI Site.

Limitation of use

All rights (including, but not limited to, copyright) pertaining to all the materials and information that are displayed and/or made available from this Web Site (e.g., contents made available for download) are managed, owned, or used with permission by, SCEI.

All materials on this Web Site is protected by copyright laws, and other applicable laws of each country throughout the world, and treaty provisions. Except for personal, non-commercial, internal use, you are prohibited from using (including, without limitation, coping, modifying, reproducing in whole or in part, uploading, transmitting, distributing, licensing, selling and publishing) any of the materials, without obtaining SCEI's prior written permission. Please also note that some materials or information may have terms and conditions particular to such materials or information, in which case, you are required to accept such terms and conditions when accessing those materials and information.

Trademark Usage

The marks "PlayStation ", "PS(logo) " and any other product names, service names or logos of SCEI used, quoted and/or referenced in this Web Site are trademarks or registered trademarks of SCEI or its affiliates. "SONY COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT(logo) " is a registered trademark of Sony Corporation. Other product names, service names, logos and/or company names used in the Web Site are trademarked and copyrighted properties of their respective owners and/or licensors.

Prohibited Conduct

Following acts are not allowed when using this Web Site:
(1) Infringing the legal rights (including, but not limited to, the rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
(2) Causing any damages or disadvantage to others.
(3) Disturbing public order.
(4) Criminal act.
(5) Uploading or distributing any third parties' private information without obtaining approval from such third parties.
(6) Using this Web Site for any commercial purpose.
(7) Defaming, disgracing or libeling others.
(8) Uploading files that contain viruses, or corrupted files that may damage the operation of others' computers.
(9) Any other activities that are unlawful or prohibited by any applicable laws.
(10) Any other activities that SCEI deems inappropriate.

Links to Non-SCEI Sites

Third parties' web sites (other than SCEI Sites) linked to or from this Web Site ("Linked Sites") are independently operated and maintained by such third parties and are not under the control and/or supervision of SCEI. Use of the Linked Sites shall be subject to the terms and conditions stipulated by the operator of each Linked Site. SCEI will not be responsible for any loss or damage, however caused, in connection with the use of any Linked Site, and your access to any of the Linked Sites shall be at your own risk.

Nothing contained in this Web Site shall be interpreted as a recommendation and/or endorsement by SCEI of the contents of the Linked Sites and any products and/or services appearing on and/or provided through such Linked Sites. Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to constitute a partnership or the like between the operators of the Linked Sites and SCEI.

Proposal and Offer

SCEI and its affiliates have the policy not to accept, from third parties, any proposal and/or offer for products and/or services, including, without limitation, ideas for new or improved products, technologies, designs, processes, software, promotions, advertisements and marketing plans, in order to avoid any possible future confusion between such proposal and/or offer from the third parties and products or our own. Therefore, you are requested not to send any information which may contain your ideas, artwork, inventions, developments, suggestions or other works ("Idea"). Despite the foregoing request, if you send your Idea to our attention, then such Idea will be treated upon the understanding that you agreed to the following terms:
(1) SCEI has no obligation to treat the Idea as a confidential information.
(2) SCEI has no obligation to study, evaluate or adopt the Idea.
(3) Even if SCEI happens to adopt any idea identical or similar in whole or in part to the Idea, SCEI shall have no responsibility and shall not be liable for any compensation therefore.

Personal Information

SCEI may ask you to provide personal information, meaning individually identifiable information such as your name, address, e-mail address etc. through this Web Site, in order for you to participate in certain activities ("Personal Information"). Personal Information will be used only for the purposes indicated by SCEI when each Personal Information had been solicited. If SCEI wishes to use your Personal Information for purposes that had not been indicated, SCEI will inform you of such new purpose. SCEI will take great care in maintaining the security of the Personal Information and in preventing unauthorized access to it, through the use of reasonably appropriate technology and internal procedures. SCEI will not share the Personal Information with any third party t without your approval, except in the following cases: (This section shall not apply to anonymous information, such as statistical data, from which an individual cannot be identified, .)
(1) to persons or companies with whom SCEI engages to carry out or provide support for the operations of certain activities or business, (In such case, SCEI shall require such persons or companies to strictly maintain such Personal Information and not to use it for purpose other than is necessary), or
(2) as may be required by law or court order.
If you wish to review, revise or delete your Personal Information, SCEI will quickly correspond to your request.

Disclaimers of Warranties

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SCEI AND/OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES MAKE NO REPRESENTATION AND WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, STATUTORY OR OTHERWISE, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OR REPRESENTATIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, COMPLETENESS, FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT OF THIRD PARTIES RIGHTS AND/OR SAFETY OF THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE, AND ANY REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES RELATING THERETO ARE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMED.

EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SCEI AND/OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF YOUR USE OR ACCESS, OR INABILITY TO USE OR ACCESS, THE WEB SITE.

SCEI MAY CHANGE AND/OR ALTER THE CONTENTS OF THIS WEB SITE, OR MAY SUSPEND OR DISCONTINUE THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE AT ANY TIME WITHOUT ANY PRIOR NOTICE. EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY APPLICABLE LAWS, SCEI OR ANY OF ITS AFFILIATES SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF ANY ALTERATION OR CHANGE OF THE CONTENTS.

Applicable Laws and Jurisdiction

This Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan unless otherwise expressly provided. All controversies and disputes arising out of or relating to the Web Site and this Terms and Conditions shall be submitted to the Tokyo District Court in Tokyo, Japan as the Court of first instance.
This Terms and Conditions is not intended to limit in any way your rights under the consumer protection statutes. If any portion of this Terms and Conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, such portion shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining portion.