Article 1. Definitions
1.1 “App” means the “LINE LIVE” app for operating systems on smartphones and tablet devices, which is provided by LINE Corp. for the Service.
1.2 “Browser Version” means the website provided by LINE Corp. for use of the Service on web browsers.
1.3 “LINE Account” means the account on the “LINE” service operated by LINE Corp.
1.4 “content” means videos, images, text, audio files, music, software, programs, computer code and other information.
1.5 “Content” means content such as videos and images that may be browsed and accessed through the Service, including User Content (as defined below), as well as the data thereof.
1.6 “User Content” means content distributed or posted by Users through the Service, including User Video (as defined below) and Comments (as defined below).
1.7 “User Video” means videos distributed by the Users through the Service, including titles, names of distributors, introductory statements, etc.
1.8 “Comments” means thoughts, recommendations, reactions, replies to Comments, posting of the multimedia features within Comments including but not limited to text, links, photos, stickers, emoticons, etc., and other comments regarding Content posted by the Users on the Service.
1.9 “Separate Terms” means documents released or uploaded by LINE Corp. in relation to the Service, aside from these Terms, under the title “terms,” “guidelines,” “policy” or the like.
2. Consent to These Terms
2.1 The Users may use the Service only in accordance with the provisions specified in these Terms. The Users may not use the Service unless they validly and irrevocably consent to these Terms.
2.2 User confirms that he/she has reached the legal age. Minors may only use the Service if they obtain consent from a legal guardian such as their parent.
2.3 By clicking “I Agree” button before proceeding to use the Service, the Users are deemed to have validly and irrevocably consented to these Terms.
2.4 If there are any Separate Terms, the Users shall also comply with the provisions of the Separate Terms in addition to those of these Terms.
6. Ownership of Rights
Intellectual property rights and other rights pertaining to the Service (but excluding certain parts of the Content) shall belong to LINE Corp. The intellectual property rights and other rights pertaining to the aforementioned certain parts of the Content shall belong to entities affiliated with LINE Corp. or other rights holders. Unless expressly permitted in writing by LINE Corp., the User shall not copy, communicate, capture, reproduce, perform, transfer, sell, license, modify, manipulate, create derivative works from or based upon, republish, upload, edit, post, transmit, publicly display, frame, link, distribute, or exploit in whole or in part the Service, the intellectual property or otherwise use the Service, or in any medium now known or hereafter developed (each, an "Unauthorized Use"). Any Unauthorized Use constitutes an infringement of the copyrights and other proprietary rights of LINE Corp. and/or its licensors and/or other rights holders and constitutes a violation of these Terms. Any violation of copyright laws may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
7. Provision of Service
7.1 LINE Corp. shall grant the Users non-exclusive rights to lawfully use the Service in accordance with these Terms and the usage conditions posted on the Service.
Even if “Purchase,” “Sale,” etc. are displayed on the screen of the Service, no intellectual property rights or ownership pertaining to any services or content shall be transferred to the Users, and only the aforementioned usage rights shall be granted to the Users.
7.2 The Users may not transfer or inherit their usage rights pertaining to the Service to any third party.
7.3 The Users shall, at their own expense and responsibility, prepare any PC, mobile phone device, communication device, operating system, communication means, electricity, etc. which are necessary for using the Service. The User shall not engage in any activity with the Service, including making the User Content available via the Service, that interferes with, disrupts, damages or accesses in an unauthorized manner the devices, servers, networks or other properties or services of any third party including but not limited to, LINE Corp. or any other Users.
7.4 LINE Corp. may provide all or any part of the Service to only specific Users who satisfy conditions such as age, provision of User identification, provision of registered information, use area, usage status of the LINE Account and other conditions that LINE Corp. deems to be necessary.
7.5 When LINE Corp. deems it necessary, LINE Corp. may modify, suspend or terminate all or any part of the Service, at any time, without providing prior notice to the Users. Even if the Users incur any damage or loss due to such modification, suspension or termination of the Service, LINE Corp. shall not be liable to provide compensation or indemnification therefor.
7.6 Certain parts of the Service may be subject to restrictions on method of use (including the App, Brower Version and other methods).
7.7 Certain parts of the Service may be unavailable to be used depending on the use area or usage status of the LINE Account.
7.8 By "using the Service" as a viewer, the User may, for personal and non-commercial, lawful use only:
(1) Display, view, use, and play the Content by using the App or Browser Version or by other methods prescribed by LINE Corp;
(2) If the Service includes a "Send to Friend" or similar tool that allows the User to initiate and send to one of the User's friends the Content, and the tool is operational, use the tool to request that the Service's servers convey the same to the User's friend on the User's behalf;
(3) If the Service includes any tool that allows the User to duplicate, post, share, display and/or communicate to public the Content through the Service, or other than through the Service, such as in magazines, social media platforms and websites, and the tool is operational, use the tool to request that the Service's servers post, share, display and/or communicate to public the Content on the User's behalf for the purpose of publicity and advertising only.
(4) Use any other functionality expressly provided by LINE Corp. on or through the Service for use by users, subject to these Terms and any applicable Separate Terms.
7.9 Users acknowledge and agree that LINE Corp. is offering the Service as an online intermediary and does not undertake an obligation to monitor the User Content. LINE Corp. does not control, initiate, or order an entering of the User Content into LINE Corp.'s computer system.
LINE Corp. may distribute or post advertisements from LINE Corp. or a third party on the Service.
9. Services from Affiliated Entities
10.1 The Content may be browsed or accessed by using the App or Browser Version or by other methods prescribed by LINE Corp. If there are any usage conditions set forth with respect to the Content, such as usage fees, use period and settlement method, User shall comply with the same.
10.2 Certain parts of the Content may be subject to restrictions on the period for browsing or accessing the same.
10.3 Certain parts of the Content may be subject to restrictions on the method of use (including the App, Brower Version and other methods).
10.4 The Users may not use (including acts of duplication, transmission, reproduction, alteration, etc.) the Content beyond the usage form intended under the Service.
10.5 Certain parts of the Content may be unavailable to be browsed or accessed depending on the use area or usage status of the LINE Account.
11. User Content
11.1 The Users may distribute or post User Content on the Service in accordance with the “Usage Guidelines” or other methods prescribed by LINE Corp. The Users shall conduct distribution or posting of their own User Content and LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for distribution or posting of User Content conducted by the Users or for any and all consequences of any User's actions. Furthermore, User Content distributed or posted by the Users may not be deleted by the relevant User.
11.2 In order to distribute User Video, the Users must take procedures such as LINE log-in or other procedures prescribed by LINE Corp.
11.3 Any rights, including intellectual property rights pertaining to User Content shall belong to the relevant User and LINE Corp. shall not acquire such rights.
11.4 The User shall grant LINE Corp. and other Users the rights to use that are necessary to browse or access User Content distributed or posted by such User through the Service (including reproduction for storing such User Content on a server and public transmission for displaying such User Content on the Users’ terminals), communicate to public, perform, transfer, license, modify, upload, edit, adapt, post, transmit, publicly display, link, distribute, store and maintain the User Content in LINE’s server located in Japan or elsewhere, and redistribute, re-stream, or exploit in whole or in part the User Content, free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period. The User agrees to waive (and cause to be waived) any claims and assertions of moral rights with respect to User Content distributed or posted by such User through the Service.
11.5 The User shall grant LINE Corp. the rights to use and alter User Content distributed or posted by such User to the extent necessary for provision of the Service (including, without limitation, creation of banners and resizing of images), construction, improvement, maintenance, etc. of LINE Corp.’s system, free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period. In this case, LINE Corp. may omit part of such User’s information, including such User’s name.
11.6 The User shall grant LINE Corp. the rights to use User Content distributed or posted by such User through the Service, or other than through the Service, such as in magazines and websites, for the purpose of publicity and advertising of User Content, the Service or LINE Corp. (including duplication, screen presentation, public transmission, recitation, exhibition, distribution, rental, translation and adaptation; hereinafter referred to as “use” in this paragraph), free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period. Furthermore, the User shall grant LINE Corp. and other Users the rights to use any part of User Content by utilizing functions provided in the Service by LINE Corp. through the Service or websites other than the Service, free-of-charge and without restriction on area and period.
11.7 The Users shall manage and store, at their own responsibility, any and all data pertaining to User Content by way of backing up the same as appropriate, and LINE Corp. shall provide no guarantee whatsoever, including with regard to storage of data pertaining to User Content.
11.8 When it is necessary to confirm the status of compliance with the applicable laws and regulations, or these Terms, or if it otherwise becomes necessary for LINE Corp., LINE Corp. may confirm the content of User Content; provided, however, that LINE Corp. shall not be obliged to make such confirmation.
11.9 LINE Corp. may freely set, change, etc. whether or not distribution or posting of User Content is permitted, as well as the location and duration for distribution or posting of User Content, etc. Furthermore, in cases where the User is in violation of applicable laws and regulations or these Terms, etc., where the retention period prescribed by LINE Corp. for User Content is elapsed, where LINE Corp. finds User Content to be inappropriate, to breach these Terms, to constitute prohibited act as specified in Article 14, or otherwise at LINE Corp.’s discretion, LINE Corp. may suspend the public release of User Content or delete User Content, without providing prior notice to the relevant User.
11.10 The User warrants: that the content of User Content does not infringe upon any third party copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, design rights, utility model rights, trade secrets, honor rights, likeness rights, privacy rights, publicity rights or other rights under applicable laws and regulations or contracts; that the content of User Content is not in violation of applicable laws and regulations; and that such User has legitimate authority to distribute or post User Content on the Service and also to grant the rights to use under Articles 11.4, 11.5 and 11.6. The User shall be responsible for obtaining all necessary third party clearances, including right to copy, communicate to public, perform, adapt, transfer, license, modify, upload, edit, post, transmit, publicly display, distribute, or exploit in whole or in part the User Content such that any subsequent use of such User Content by LINE Corps, its affiliates or subsidiaries, or other Users of the Service shall be lawful, free and clear of any residual or reuse fees. With regard to the copyrighted work prescribed by LINE Corp., LINE Corp. may obtain the rights to use such copyrighted work within relevant User’s Service, in advance, from management organizations, etc. that manage copyrights, etc.
11.11 If LINE Corp. is pursued by any third party or becomes subject to disposition by an administrative authority, etc. as a result of a violation specified in the preceding paragraph, the relevant User shall resolve such issue at its expense and responsibility, and LINE Corp. may demand such User to pay all of the loss and expenses incurred by LINE Corp. in relation thereto.
12. Prohibited Acts
The User shall not engage in any of the following acts upon using the Service:
12.1 Acts that violate applicable laws and regulations, court judgments, decisions or orders, or legally binding administrative measures;
12.2 Acts that may harm the public order or morals;
12.3 Acts that infringe upon LINE Corp.’s or any third party’s intellectual property rights such as copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, honor rights, privacy rights and other rights under applicable laws and regulations or contracts;
12.4 Acts of distributing or posting: excessively violent or explicitly sexual expressions; expressions constituting child pornography or child abuse; expressions that lead to discrimination based on race, national origin, creed, sex, social status, family origin, etc.; expressions that induce or promote suicide, self-injurious behavior or drug abuse; or expressions that include anti-social content or that cause discomfort to others; expressions, content or postings which are (i) by deceit or dishonestly, distorted, fake or false in a manner likely to cause loss to the public (e.g., acts of fraud via computer system or phishing); (ii) false in a manner likely to cause loss to the maintenance of national security, public security, national economic security or an infrastructure involving national public interest or in a manner causing public anxiety; (iii) an offence relating to security of the Thailand or an offence relating to terrorism under the criminal code of Thailand (iv) pornographic in nature and accessible by the general public (collectively "Illegal Content"); or (v) any dissemination of (i) - (iv) knowing that such expressions, content or postings are Illegal Content. Upon proper notice, LINE Corp. shall be entitled to remove or disable access to Illegal Content, and suspend the User Account.
12.5 Acts of impersonating LINE Corp. or a third party, or acts of spreading false information or information that is difficult to confirm whether it is true or false;
12.6 Acts of sending the same or similar Comments to a number of sections where Comments are posted (except for those approved by LINE Corp.) or other acts that LINE Corp. deems as spamming;
12.7 Acts of exchanging usage rights of the Service or the Content for cash, property or other economic benefits using any method other than the method prescribed by LINE Corp;
12.8 Acts of using the Service for marketing, publicizing, advertising, solicitation or other profit making purposes (except for those approved by LINE Corp.); acts of using the Service for the purpose of sexual conduct or obscene acts; acts of using the Service for the purpose of meeting or dating a third party stranger (including distribution or posting of an ID of a LINE Account, Etc.); acts of using the Service for the purpose of harassing, slandering or defaming other Users; or acts of using the Service for any purpose other than the purpose of use intended under the Service;
12.9 Acts of distributing or posting User Content or acts of obtaining the Bonus by using illegal or inappropriate method;
12.10 Acts of providing anti-social forces with benefits or other cooperation;
12.11 Acts of solicitation regarding religious activities or religious groups;
12.12 Acts of illegally collecting, disclosing or providing other people’s personal information, registered information, usage history information, etc.;
12.13 Acts of causing interference with a server or network system of the Service; acts of illegally operating the Service by using bots, cheat tools or other technical measures; acts of intentionally exploiting a malfunction in the Service; acts of accessing the Service via communication terminals to which alteration such as routing or jail breaking has been conducted; acts of making unreasonable inquiries or demands to LINE Corp., such as repeatedly asking the same question beyond necessity; and acts of preventing or interfering with LINE Corp.’s operation of the Service or the Users’ use of the Service;
12.14 Acts of supporting or promoting any of the acts constituting those specified in Articles 12.1 through 12.13; and
12.15 In addition to the above, any acts that LINE Corp. deems to be inappropriate.
13. User Responsibility
13.1 The User shall use the Service at such User’s own responsibility, and shall bear any and all responsibility for any acts conducted through the Service and any results thereof.
13.2 If LINE Corp. acknowledges that the User has used the Service in breach of these Terms or any Separate Terms or in a manner which LINE Corp. otherwise deems to be necessary and appropriate, LINE Corp. may take the measures specified below, without providing prior notice to such User; provided, however, that LINE Corp. shall not be obliged to prevent or correct such violation:
13.2.1 Suspension of publication or deletion of all or any part of User Content;
13.2.2 Suspension or revocation of usage rights of the Content;
13.2.3 Suspension or deletion of a LINE Account, Etc. or the usage history thereof;
13.2.4 Suspension of use of all or any part of the Service; or
13.2.5 In addition to the above, any measures that LINE Corp. deems to be necessary and appropriate.
13.3 The Use shall defend, indemnify and hold harmless LINE Corp., its affiliates and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all third-party claims, actions, suits or proceedings, as well as any and all losses, liabilities, damages, costs and expenses (including reasonable legal fees) arising out of or accruing from: (a) the User's use of the Service in violation of this Agreement; (b) infringement or violation by the User Content of any intellectual property right or any other right of any person; or (c) the User or the User Content's violation of any law. If LINE Corp. incurs any direct or indirect damage (including burden of attorneys’ fees) as a result of (a), (b) or (c) (including cases where LINE Corp. receives complaints from a third party due to such use), such User must immediately provide compensation therefor pursuant to LINE Corp.’s request.
14. LINE Corp.'s Exemption
14.1 LINE Corp. makes no express or implied warranty that the Service (including the Content) is free from de facto or legal defects (including, without limitation, stability, reliability, accuracy, completeness, effectiveness, fitness for a particular purpose, security-related faults, errors, bugs, performance of encryption or decryption, and infringement of rights). LINE Corp. shall not be obliged to provide the Users with the Service after removing such defects.
14.2 LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for any damage incurred by the Users arising from the Service; provided, however, that this exemption shall not apply to the liability for fraud and gross negligence, loss of life, body or health of another person as a result of an action deliberately or negligently and to liability under the product liability act.
14.3 Even in the case specified in the proviso of Article 14.2, LINE Corp. shall not be liable, in any way, for any damage arising from extraordinary circumstances (including cases where LINE Corp. or the User foresees or is able to foresee the occurrence of damage) among the damage incurred by such User as a result of default or tort due to LINE Corp.’s negligence (except for cases of gross negligence). Furthermore, the cap for the amount of compensation for damage incurred by the User as a result of default or tort due to LINE Corp.’s negligence (except for cases of gross negligence) shall be the amount of usage fees that LINE Corp. received from such User in the month during which such damage occurred.
14.4 LINE Corp. shall not be involved in or liable, in any way, for any trouble, dispute, etc. occurring between the User and another User or any third party arising from the Service.
15. Contact Method
15.1 Any contact from LINE Corp. to the Users in relation to the Service shall be made by way of posting in an appropriate location within the website operated by LINE Corp. or by using methods that LINE Corp. deems to be appropriate.
15.2 Any contact from the Users to LINE Corp. in relation to the Service shall be made by way of sending an inquiry form available at an appropriate location within the website operated by LINE Corp., or using methods designated by LINE Corp.
Last updated on November 30, 2018.