Terms of Use

These terms of use (referred to below as the "Terms of Use") are only applicable to this website(referred to below as the "Website"), by Panasonic Corporation and its subsidiaries (referred to collectively below as "the Company"). Please note that specific pages or material on the Website may have their own individual conditions. Use of such specific pages or material on the Website is subject to such individual conditions as well as the Terms of Use. In case of any conflict between any conditions of the Terms of Use and such individual conditions, such individual conditions prevail.

1. Copyright

1. Copyright for the Website and all material appearing on it, including but not limited to text, photographs, images, software, music, audio and video clips, (referred to collectively below as "Content") belongs to the Company, the original author, or other entities.

2. Duplication, public transmission, modification, deletion, or reproduction of Content from the Website without the authorization of the copyright holder, whether the Company, the original author, or another entity, is prohibited under Japanese copyright law, international conventions and other copyright laws, except for printing or storage for personal use, or other specific use permitted under those laws. You are therefore requested to contact the Company to obtain permission before making use of Content appearing on the Website. Please note that the Company may refuse to grant permission to use Content at its sole discretion.

3. If use is made of Content with the permission of the Company, you are requested to display the copyright notice specified by the Company. Modification or deletion of the copyright notice without prior notice to the Company is prohibited.

2. Trademarks, etc.

Rights to the trademarks, logos, and product names appearing on the Website belong to the Company or to other entities. Usage of the such trademarks, logos, and product names without authorization from the Company or the right holder is prohibited under trademark law, except for specific use permitted under trademark law or other laws. You are therefore requested to contact the Company to obtain permission before making use of trademarks, logos, and product names appearing on the Website.

3. Disclaimer, Limitation of Liability

1. Content and other information appearing on the website (including all content and functions made available on or accessed through the website) are provided on an "as is" basis. To the fullest extent permissible by law, with regard to content and other information appearing on the website, the company makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, of any kind whatsoever (1) for the accuracy, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or non-infringement of any content published on or available through the website; or (2) that the server that makes the website available is free of viruses or other components that may infect, harm, or cause damage to your computer equipment or any other property when you access, browse, download from, or otherwise use the website.

2. The Company reserves the right to change or discontinue any or all elements of the Website, including its structure, usage conditions, URL, and content or other information without prior notice.

3. The Company reserves the right to interrupt or discontinue operation of the Website without prior notice.

4. In no event will the company or any third party mentioned on the website be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, those resulting from lost profits, lost data or business interruption) arising out of the use, inability to use, or the results of use of the website, any websites linked to the website, or the materials or information or services contained at any or all such websites, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or any other legal theory and whether or not the company has been advised of the possibility of such damages. If your use of the content, information or services from the website results in the need for servicing, repair or correction of equipment or data, you assume all costs thereof.

4. Linking to the Website

When linking to the Website (including listing the URLs of the Website in a printed publication such as a magazine or a pamphlet), you are requested to comply with the following requirements.

1. When linking to the Website, it should be in text form.
2. When linking to the Website, you are requested to link to the top page
3. When linking to the Website, you are requested to specify the name of the Company as an owner of the linked page in the form of "Panasonic Corporation", "Panasonic Corp." or "Panasonic" and to carefully avoid errors in spelling.
4. Linking to the Website is not permitted in any of the following cases:
a. If the website linking to the Website libels or defames the Company, its subsidiaries, their officers, or their employees.
b. If the website linking to the Website is deleterious to public order and morals, or could otherwise harm the trustworthiness or dignity of the Company.
c. If the format of the link makes it unclear that the material it references comes from the Website, such as links whose targets appear within a frame on your website.
d. If the link is presented in a manner that could create some mistaken impression of a collaborative or cooperative relationship between your party and the Company, or the mistaken impression that the Company certifies or supports your party's website on which the link appears.
e. If the link is judged by the Company to be inappropriate for any other reason.
5. Under any of the circumstances specified in 4. above, the Company may request deletion of the links to the Website.
6. The Company makes no representation and warranty, either express or implied, regarding the content of websites linked to from the Website. In addition, the Company does not intend to imply any special relationship between the Company and the companies or persons operating websites linked to from the Website, nor to imply that the Company endorses or recommends the products or services of those companies or persons. It is up to your party to check the usage conditions, privacy policy, etc., of websites linked to from the Website.

5. Submission of Suggestions or Ideas

The company is engaged in R&D in a broad range of fields and possesses a variety of ideas and technical information. In order to avoid facing restrictions on the company's unique R&D activities, and in order to avoid future trouble and misunderstanding related to industrial property rights such as patents, we shall refrain from accepting technical proposals related to products from customers other than those described below.

Unless there is a particular agreement, the company shall not be required to review or report upon the proposals we receive from customers other than those described below, and shall not be required to maintain the confidentiality of proposal details or make payments. We request your acceptance of the above in advance.

Proposals that may be reviewed:
Proposals concerning patents, industrial designs, trademarks and rights that have been registered as industrial property rights. Proposals that were requested by the company.

6. Export Control

In the case of exporting (including transporting to a country outside Japan and disclosing to non-residents in Japan) technologies or programs obtained from the Website or products purchased from the Website, you are required to comply with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law, the U.S. Export Administration Act and any other applicable laws and regulations.

7. Applicable Laws and Court of Jurisdiction

  a. The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan without reference to its conflicts of law rules.
  b. Any claims or disputes between you and the Company arising out of or in connection with the Website shall be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Osaka District Court of Japan.