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Terms & Conditions

Accessing Waporta’s website is subject to the following Terms and Conditions of Use:-

Last Updated: August 2, 2020

Please read carefully. These Terms and Conditions of Use outline the Rules and Regulations for the use of Waporta’s website and Services, (our “Services”).

These Terms and Conditions of Use (the “Terms”) constitute  a legally binding contract between you (including any of your subsidiaries, affiliates and employees) and Waporta (“we” or “us”). Your access to and use of our Services is conditioned on your acceptance and compliance with these Terms and these Terms will remain in effect while you use our Services. These Terms relate to your access to our Services and use of all our data, content and other information on Waporta’s website.

Waporta is a brand of specific business services is that is being provided and managed by Astris Advisory Japan K.K. (“Astris”). Astris is a financial instruments dealer registered with the Financial Services Agency of Japan to engage in a Type 2 Financial Instruments Business as well as an Investment Advisory and Agency Business.  Unless other set forth herein or context deems otherwise, any reference to “Waporta” in these Terms should be a reference to the Waporta brand as operated by Astris. The Waporta brand sits inside the corporate advisory business of Astris Advisory Japan K.K.

For more details on Astris Advisory Japan K.K., please visit our website astrisadvisory.com

Changes to the Terms

We constantly strive to improve our Services, and these Terms accordingly may, from time to time, change along with the Service. We reserve the right to make changes to the Terms when we believe they are necessary. If we do this, we will post the changed Terms on the Waporta website and will update the “last updated” date of these Terms. We may also send you an e-mail highlighting the new Terms. You understand and agree that your continued use of our Services and the website after we have made any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.

We will also keep prior versions of our Terms in an archive, so you have easy access to them.

Privacy

Waporta takes the privacy of all our users extremely seriously. By using our website and Services you agree to be bound by our Privacy Policy which is incorporated into these Terms.

Please click here to view Waporta’s current Privacy Policy.

Our Services: User Registration, Representations and Warranties

By using our Services, you will need to sign up for an account, (your “User ID”).  To set up a User ID you agree to the following,

-To supply us with true, accurate, current and complete registration information about yourself. You will also agree to maintain and promptly update your registration information as necessary, so that it remains true, accurate, current and complete. You are solely responsible for any content you upload to our website.

-To not use a User ID name that is subject to any rights of a person other than yourself without appropriate prior permission. We reserve the right to remove or change a username if we determine, in our sole discretion, that such username is inappropriate, obscene or otherwise objectionable.

-You are not a minor in the jurisdiction you reside, or if a minor you have received parental permission to use the site.

-To not transfer your account to any other organization, company, entity nor individual person without our prior written consent.

-To not share your account User ID or password with anyone else, and it is your responsibility to protect the confidentiality of your User ID and your password. You also agree to notify us promptly of any unauthorised use of your username, password, other account information, or any other security breach that you become aware of in connection with Waporta by sending an email to admin@waporta.com.

-To be responsible for all activity linked to your own personal account and any account you may sign up for on behalf of your company, organization or entity, for which you work or represent.

-To have legal capacity and to confirm that you are of legal age to form a legally binding contract with Waporta and its affiliates. If you are agreeing to these Terms on behalf of a company, an organization or entity, you confirm that you have the right, authority and capacity to agree to these Terms on that company, organization or entity’s behalf and bind them to these Terms.

-To use our Services and its content in a manner that will not violate all laws that apply to you in the country in which you operate and reside. If your use of our Services is prohibited by applicable laws in that country, then you cannot use our Services. We are not responsible for your use of our Services in any way that breaks the law in your host country or any other jurisdiction.

Additional Prohibited Activities

You are not permitted to access or use Waporta’s website for any reason other than for which the site has been made available. When accessing or using our website and Services you agree to not act in a way that:

-Harms Waporta as the owner of the Service.

-Violates any law that would cause Waporta to be in violation of any local, state, national or international law.

-Violates the intellectual property rights of anyone else that uses the website (including Waporta).

-Makes available, or attempts to make available, any material that contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed or intended to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware or telecommunications equipment.

-Violates the security related features of our computer system, and thereby putting the security of your own or other account users at risk.

-Attempts to gain unauthorised access to another user’s account or to the Services (including the solicitation of passwords).

-Solicit personal information from any person under 18 or personally identifying information for any purpose from any User.

-Makes available any private information of any third party, including addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, social security numbers and credit card numbers.

-Attempts to avoid, bypass or avoid any measures of the website designed to prevent or restrict access to the site or a portion of the site.

-Disparages or tarnishes, in our opinion, Waporta in any way.

-Is harmful, discriminatory, fraudulent or encourages or advocates fraudulent activity, threatening, overly aggressive, harassing, intimidating, deceptive, defamatory, obscene, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, or otherwise objectionable.

-Misrepresents yourself, your age or your affiliation with, or authority to act on behalf of, any company, organization or entity.

-Stores or copies any substantial part of the content of the website.

-Operate “spam” on the Service, or any other type of operation that runs or is activated when you are signed out of the website. Offer unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, solicitations, promotional materials, “junk mail,” “spam,” “pyramid schemes,” or any other form of solicitation.

If there is a violation of anything listed above, Waporta will have the right to suspend of terminate your access to our Service and to refuse any and all future use of our Service.

Disputes

You agree that Waporta will not be expected to become involved in any disputes involving any of our users from our Service and/or third parties. You also agree to hold Waporta, its officers, directors, employees, agents and successors exempt from any claims and damages linked to these aforementioned disputes.

Copyright Policy

We respect the Intellectual Property rights of others. The content contained on our website and our Services, including, but not limited to, financial statements, company description texts, graphs, data, any relevant information, images, illustrations, User Data Uploads etc. (the “Content”) is all protected by copyright, trademark and/or any other such laws in Japan and foreign countries.

Waporta has no obligation to monitor or enforce any intellectual property rights that may be associated with Content you provide through our Service, but Waporta reserves the right to enforce the aforementioned rights through any means it sees fit, including bringing and controlling actions on your behalf.

You are and will remain solely responsible for any Content you provide to Waporta and for the consequences of submitting and posting the same.

You Represent and Warrant to

-Always obey all copyright and trademark notices,  and any stipulations detailed in the Content that is accessible through Waporta’s website and Services.

-Never sell or modify the Content or reproduce, display, distribute or otherwise use the Content owned by others in any way that will infringe their rights, including Waporta’s rights.  Other than referencing the Content with appropriate credit to the applicable owner, express written consent must be obtained from Waporta for any other uses of the Content.

If you believe any material available on our Services infringes upon any copyright or intellectual property rights you own or control, please immediately notify us by sending an email to admin@waporta.com. We will respond appropriately to such notifications complying with applicable laws and which are properly provided to us.

Waporta reserves the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing or otherwise illegal without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Waporta will terminate User ID belonging to repeat infringers.

Granting Licenses to Waporta

Any Content you upload or otherwise provide through our Services is known as your “User Data Upload”. To enable Waporta to make it possible for you to exhibit your User Data Upload on our Services, you simultaneously grant Waporta certain rights to those User Data Uploads as described below.

For all User Data Uploads, you automatically grant and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant Waporta a worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable license to access your User Data Uploads for the purpose of operating, promoting and improving our Services. You retain all of your ownership rights of the Content in the User Data Upload.

Similarly, you automatically grant and you represent and warrant that you have the right to grant Waporta an additional worldwide, irrevocable, royalty-free, sub-licensable, transferable license for the purpose of enabling other users to access the parts of your User Data Uploads that you share publically through the Service

Responsibilities on Waporta Usage

Content Responsibility: Waporta will have no responsibility or liability for any Content publically posted or privately transmitted through our website and our Services. The publisher(s) of any Content posted or transmitted through our website and Services will hold sole responsibility and liability for this Content. Waporta does not guarantee the accuracy, reliability or completeness of any Content provided by users, our affiliates or other third parties and will not be liable for any such inaccuracies or omissions in the Content or any consequent damages or loss. Whilst we provide rules for website etiquette in terms of conduct and postings, we do not control and are not responsible for what our users post on Waporta’s website.

You access all information and Content at your own risk. You abdicate us from all responsibility and liability for you having acquired Content through our Services and agree to defend, indemnify and hold Waporta, its officers, directors, employees, agents and successors exempt from and against liabilities, penalties, damages, losses or expenses including without limitation reasonable legal fees arising out of or based upon your User Data Upload to our website.

Content Prohibitions: We do not expect you to put anything on your User Data Upload that may constitute malpractice, or which may constitute an infringement, or violation, of any third party rights in any way.

You acknowledge and agree that we do not endorse the products or services offered on third-party websites or services and you shall hold us exempt from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services. In addition, you will hold us exempt from any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any third-party Content or any contact with third-party websites.

Third Party Links: Our Service may contain links to third party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by Waporta.  Waporta assumes no responsibility for such websites and services and if you decide to access these entities, use or install any third party content, you do so at your own risk. We suggest you read the Terms and Privacy Policy of each of the third party websites and services you visit when you leave our Service.

You acknowledge and agree that we do not endorse the products or services offered on third-party websites or services and you shall hold us exempt from any harm caused by your purchase of such products or services. In addition, you will hold us exempt from any losses sustained by you or harm caused to you relating to or resulting in any way from any third-party Content or any contact with third-party websites.

Changes to Waporta’s Service
We constantly strive to improve our Services. Therefore, we reserve the right to modify, enhance or discontinue a part of our Services either temporarily or permanently at any time. You agree that Waporta will not be liable to you or any third party should such rights be exercised.

We will endeavor to give you notice when we make a significant change to our Services that could adversely affect you. This notice will be provided at the top of our website along with the date that the Services were last altered together with the date the Terms were last revised so as to reflect the Service alterations  and/or through e-mail communication. You understand and agree that your continued use of our Services and the website after we have made any such changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Services and Terms.

Prior versions of our Terms are kept in an archive, so you have easy access to them.

Temporary Suspension to Waporta’s Website
The website may occasionally become temporarily unavailable for maintenance or other reasons. You agree that we have no liability to you or any third party whatsoever for any inconvenience, loss, or damage caused by your inability to access or use the site during any downtime.

Data Security

We proactively seek to protect your Personal Data from unauthorized access, hacks, use and disclosure using the best physical and technology methods available.

  • The Waporta website uses SSL (https).
  • Account passwords are hashed when stored in our database.
  • The authenticity of request methods are verified to prevent CSRF (cross-site request forgery) attacks.
  • Waporta employees use passwords and enable screen locking on all devices.
  • Access to IT accounts that process Personal Data is limited to Waporta’s administrators, on a need-to-know basis and  requires Two-Factor Authentication (2FA).
  • Access to production data is also on a need-to-know basis.
  • Waporta performs third-party penetration testing from time to time.

You should also protect your personal data by choosing a hard to copy password and thereafter aim to always protect your password. Limiting access to your computer or device and browser is effective in reducing your risk. Although we work to protect the privacy of your account and other Personal Data that we hold on our records, no security system globally is impenetrable, and unexpected system failures and on-line “scammers” are an unfortunate reality of the Internet. Therefore, Waporta cannot guarantee that Personal Data during transmission through the Internet while using our Service or while stored on our systems will always be absolutely safe from intrusion.

You agree to notify us promptly of any unauthorised use of your username, password, other account information, or any other security breach that you become aware of in connection with Waporta.

We retain Personal Data about you for as long as you have an active account with us or as otherwise deemed necessary to provide our Services. From time to time we may elect to retain Personal Data for longer, particularly when doing so is necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes or collect monies owed to us. After you have left Waporta, we may retain some information in a depersonalized or aggregated form.

Please click here for further information on the retention of personal information detailed in the current Privacy Policy.

Costs to Use Waporta

Certain parts of our Services require you to pay fees, for example, to access certain investors, companies, organisations or entities. We reserve the right to charge for all our Services at any time and upon notice.

Please visit our “Pricing Page” for a breakdown of our up-to-date Services and accompanying fees. You understand and agree to pay our fees when you submit an application to use our Services. We reserve the right to make changes to our fees and pricing structure at any time and upon notice. You understand and agree that your continued use of our Services constitutes your acceptance of new and revised fees.

Additional Terms for Start-Up Companies

By accessing our Services, you will gain access to a wide range of investors, companies, organizations and entities in Japan. Our Services allow you to advertise and promote your company on our website in both English and Japanese. Our Services are that of an introducer and while we are not obligated to introduce you to any investor, company, organization or entity, we will endeavor to arrange meetings, calls or video calls for the prices shown on our “Pricing” page. We will provide interpretation services for the prices shown on our “Pricing” page. We are under no obligation to provide you with feedback after the introductory meeting, call, or video call and will also set up a second, third, fourth introductory meeting, call or video call if there is appropriate interest, and at the same prices shown on our Pricing page.

Waporta gives no guarantee of the quality of any introductory meeting, call or video call arranged for you and should that introduction lead to neither a further discussion nor relationship between both parties, then you accept that is not the responsibility of Waporta.

This Service is merely a means of introduction and in no way should be taken as an offer of securities nor investment advice. Our Service is that of an introducer and we do not charge success fees in any form should our introduction to a certain investor, company, organization or entity lead to a subsequent relationship between your company or any other associated company, affiliate or subsidiary, at any stage.

Waporta will not be responsible for performing any due diligence on the start-up companies, investors, companies, organizations and entities that you may meet through our Services, Waporta is also not obligated to verify any representations, materials or other information provided by the start-up companies, investors, companies, organizations and entities that you may meet through our Services,

By accepting the Terms of our Services, you acknowledge that it is your responsibility to manage the disclosure of information about your company during a meeting, call or video call arranged by the Waporta team. Should you require a Non Disclosure Agreement to be signed at any stage with a Japanese investor, company, organization or entity, please see our “Pricing” page for the provision of such Services. Waporta takes no responsibility for the handling and disclosure of the information about your company during a meeting, call or video call arranged by Waporta.

Waporta is not responsible for verifying that any person or entity that identifies as an investor on our website is appropriate to invest in your company. This is an introducing service only and Waporta will not be involved in the distribution of Term Sheets and/or negotiations for raising capital in any way.

Currently Waporta does not, nor does it have current plans to invest any of its own capital in any of the start-up companies, listed on our website. If this were to change in the future we would notify you of that change either through our website and/or by e-mail communication.

Waporta is not obligated to pay you or to cause any other party to pay you any compensation with respect to your activities on our Services.

Additional Terms for Investors

On our Services, if you identify as an investor, you acknowledge and agree that you are an investor with personal or professional experience assessing the long term business prospects of start-ups and understand the risk of investing in start-ups, including the high likelihood of loss of invested capital and/or long periods of illiquidity of any investment made in a start-up.

All monies must be paid in advance to Waporta ahead of the provision of consultancy services, translation services, meetings, calls or video call arrangements. Please see our “Pricing” page for details of those Services.

Waporta does not recommend any start-ups for investment or verify or claim the accuracy of information provided by start-ups highlighted in our Services. Waporta does not act as an investment adviser to any investor, company, organization and no part of our Service is intended to constitute investment advice.

As part of our service, Waporta will introduce opportunities to investors through the offer of meetings, calls or video calls. This service is merely a means of introduction and in no way should be taken as an offer of securities nor investment advice. Our service is that of an introducer and we do not charge success fees in any form.

Currently Waporta does not, nor does it have current plans to invest any of its own capital in any of the start-up companies, listed on our website. If this were to change in the future we would notify you of that change either through our website and/or by e-mail communication.

Waporta gives no guarantee of the quality of any introductory meeting, call or video call arranged and should that introduction lead to neither a further discussion nor relationship between both parties, then you accept that is not the responsibility of Waporta.

Waporta is not obligated to pay you or to cause any other party to pay you any compensation with respect to your activities on our website

Disclaimers

Waporta makes no representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, legality and copyright compliance aspects of the Content detailed in, or obtained from using our Service. Any use of Waporta’s Service and the Content is at your own risk. Waporta will not be held responsible for any Content (including any such content provided by third parties).

WAPORTA’S SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” BASIS AND “AS AVAILABLE” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

Limitation of Liability

TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, WAPORTA WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE, ANY INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND AND INCLUDING DAMAGES FOR

-Any inaccuracy, errors, omissions, interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, User IDs and content.

-Any problems or technical problems of any network or lines, computer online systems, servers or providers, computer equipment, software, failure of email or players on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or on the Website or combination thereof, including injury or damage to Users or to any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participating or downloading materials in connection with the Web and/or in connection with our Service.

-Any loss or damage to any User Content, financial damages or lost profits, loss of business, or personal injury or death, resulting from anyone’s use of the Website or the Service, any User Content or Third Party Content posted on or through the Website or the Service or transmitted to Users, or any interactions between Users of the Website, whether online or offline.

Indemnity

By using Waporta you agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Waporta, its officers, directors, employees and agents, exempt from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities, penalties, damages and costs, losses and expenses, including without limitation reasonable legal and accounting fees alleging or resulting from either your use of our Services, your connection to our Services your breach of these Terms or your violation of any law or third party rights.

These obligations will survive any termination of your relationship with Waporta.

 Governing Law

These Terms and the use of the website are governed by and will be construed in accordance with the laws of Japan. Any dispute arising from or relating to the subject matter of these Terms (whether brought against Waporta or against any director, officer or employee of Waporta in their personal capacity) shall be finally settled under the jurisdiction of the Courts of the city of Tokyo, Japan, in Japanese. Any court proceedings under these Terms will take place on an individual basis: class arbitrations and class actions are not permitted

Termination of Usage

Unless terminated by Waporta, this Agreement will remain in full force and effect while you use any of our Services. You may terminate this Agreement at any time by providing Waporta with one month written notice of your desire to do so.

Without limiting any other provisions of these Terms, we reserve the right in our sole discretion and without notice to liability to suspend of terminate your use of our services and / or account for any reason whatsoever and at an time, including without limitation for breach of any representation, warranty or covenant contained in these Terms or any applicable law or regulation.

If we terminate or suspend your account for any reason, you are prohibited from registering with a new account under your name, a fake or borrowed name or the name of a third party, even if you are acting on the third party’s behalf.

Upon termination of this Agreement for any reason, we reserve the right to instruct you to immediately remove and destroy all copies of  any intellectual property owned by Waporta from all computers you have accessed in connection with our Services and from any other devices that have received and retained such material.

All provisions of these Terms which, by their nature, should survive termination, shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers and limitations on liability.

Other Terms

These Terms constitute the entire agreement between you and Waporta regarding your access to and use of our Services. If we fail to exercise or enforce any right or provision of these terms, that will not mean we have waived our rights against you and it will not mean that you do not have to comply with those obligations.

If any provision of these Terms is determined to be unenforceable, the validity and enforceability of  the remaining provisions will not be affected.

You may not transfer, assign  or sub-license any or all of these terms and/or any or all of your rights and obligations under them without our written consent. We may freely transfer, assign or sub-license any or all of these Terms and/or any or all of our rights and obligations under these Terms.

Finally, we ask that you do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries, comments or concerns regarding these Terms or our Service in general at admin@waporta.com 

We will be delighted to correspond with you.