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These Terms of Use ("Terms") govern your access to and use of the services and Oh My Japan, Inc.’s websites (the "Services"), and any information, text, graphics, photos or other materials uploaded, downloaded or appearing on the Services (collectively referred to as "Content"). Your access to and use of the Services is conditioned on your acceptance of and compliance with these Terms. By accessing or using the Services you agree to be bound by these Terms.

Basic Terms

Oh My Japan is a website that allows you to exchange personal information with other users. However, Oh My Japan, Inc. cannot and does not assure you that it is safe to make direct contact with other members. Please use caution whenever sharing your personal information or making contact with users of this site.

You acknowledge that your use of Oh My Japan is solely at your own risk. Also, you acknowledge that there are risks involved in communicating with and meeting other users, including without limitation unknowingly making contact with persons under the age of 18 as well as persons deliberately misrepresenting themselves or acting with a criminal intent.

Further, you acknowledge that establishing identity on the Internet is extremely difficult. Oh My Japan, Inc. cannot and does not warrant that users of Oh My Japan are who they claim to be, nor do we warrant that user profiles are reliable, accurate, or complete.

You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you post to the Services, and for any consequences thereof. The Content you submit, post, or display will be able to be viewed by other users of the Services. You should only provide Content that you are comfortable sharing with others under these Terms.

You may use the Services only if you can form a binding contract with Oh My Japan, Inc. and are not a person barred from receiving services under the laws of the United States or other applicable jurisdiction. You may use the Services only in compliance with these Terms and all applicable local, state, national, and international laws, rules and regulations.

The Services that Oh My Japan, Inc. provides are always evolving and the form and nature of the Services that Oh My Japan, Inc. provides may change from time to time without prior notice to you. In addition, Oh My Japan, Inc. may stop (permanently or temporarily) providing the Services (or any features within the Services) to you or to users generally and may not be able to provide you with prior notice. We also retain the right to create limits on use and storage at our sole discretion at any time without prior notice to you.

The Services may include advertisements, which may be targeted to the Content or information on the Services, queries made through the Services, or other information. The types and extent of advertising by Oh My Japan, Inc. on the Services are subject to change. In consideration for Oh My Japan, Inc. granting you access to and use of the Services, you agree that Oh My Japan, Inc. and its third party providers and partners may place such advertising on the Services or in connection with the display of Content or information from the Services whether submitted by you or others.

To join Oh My Japan, you must be age 18 or older. Oh My Japan, Inc. does not knowingly collect any information about anyone under the age of 18. If we become aware that anyone under the age of 18 has registered with us, we will take steps to remove his or her profile information. We may retain the e-mail and IP address used to make such registrations in order to help ensure that he or she is not able to create a new account.

Registered sex offenders convicted of sexual violence and/or non-consensual sexual offenses are not permitted to have accounts on Oh My Japan.

Oh My Japan, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, or any other protected status.

The Services require the user to register and provide certain data. In registering and providing such data, you represent and warrant that: (a) the information about yourself is true, accurate, current, and complete as required by various Oh My Japan, Inc. registration forms (“Registration Data”) and (b) you will maintain and promptly update the Registration Data to keep it true, accurate, current and complete. If you provide any information that is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, or Oh My Japan, Inc. has a reasonable grounds to suspect that such information is untrue, inaccurate, not current or incomplete, Oh My Japan, Inc. has the right to suspend or terminate your account and refuse any and all current or future use of the Service.


Any information that you provide to Oh My Japan, Inc. is subject to our Privacy Policy, which governs our collection and use of your information. You understand that through your use of the Services you consent to the collection and use (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information, including the transfer of this information to the United States and/or other countries for storage, processing and use by Oh My Japan, Inc. As part of providing you the Services, we may need to provide you with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Services and your Oh My Japan account, which you may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

You can opt-out of most communications from Oh My Japan. Please access your account settings page for details.


You are responsible for safeguarding the password that you use to access the Services and for any activities or actions under your password. We encourage you to use "strong" passwords (passwords that use a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers and symbols) with your account. Oh My Japan, Inc. cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from your failure to comply with the above requirements.

Content on the Services

All Content, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, is the sole responsibility of the person who originated such Content. We cannot take responsibility for Content posted by users. Any use or reliance on any Content or materials posted via the Services or obtained by you through the Services is at your own risk.

We do not endorse, support, represent or guarantee the completeness, truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any Content or communications posted via the Services or endorse any opinions expressed via the Services. You understand that by using the Services, you may be exposed to Content that might be offensive, harmful, inaccurate or otherwise inappropriate, or in some cases, postings that have been mislabeled or are otherwise deceptive. Under no circumstances will Oh My Japan, Inc. be liable in any way for any Content, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions in any Content, or any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content posted, e-mailed, transmitted or otherwise made available via the Services or broadcast elsewhere.

Paid Memberships

Paid memberships require payment of fees. Oh My Japan, Inc. reserves the right to change fees at any time without notice. You acknowledge that fees may vary based on currency.

If your paid membership is terminated due to a violation of these Terms of Use or the Rules, you are not eligible for a refund.

Your Rights

You retain your rights to any Content you submit, post or display on or through the Services. By submitting, posting or displaying Content on or through the Services, you grant us a worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free license (with the right to sublicense) to use, copy, reproduce, process, adapt, modify, publish, transmit, display and distribute such Content in any and all media or distribution methods (now known or later developed).

This license is you authorizing us to make your profile information available to other users.

You agree that this license includes the right for Oh My Japan, Inc. to make such Content available to other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Oh My Japan, Inc. for the syndication, broadcast, distribution or publication of such Content on other media and services, subject to our terms and conditions for such Content use.

Such additional uses by Oh My Japan, Inc., or other companies, organizations or individuals who partner with Oh My Japan, Inc., may be made with no compensation paid to you with respect to the Content that you submit, post, transmit or otherwise make available through the Services.

We may modify or adapt your Content in order to transmit, display or distribute it over computer networks and in various media and/or make changes to your Content as are necessary to conform and adapt that Content to any requirements or limitations of any networks, devices, services or media.

You are responsible for your use of the Services, for any Content you provide, and for any consequences thereof, including the use of your Content by other users and our third party partners. You understand that your Content may be rebroadcasted by our partners and if you do not have the right to submit Content for such use, it may subject you to liability. Oh My Japan, Inc. will not be responsible or liable for any use of your Content by Oh My Japan, Inc. in accordance with these Terms. You represent and warrant that you have all the rights, power and authority necessary to grant the rights granted herein to any Content that you submit.

Oh My Japan, Inc. gives you a personal, worldwide, royalty-free, non-assignable and non-exclusive license to use the software that is provided to you by Oh My Japan, Inc. as part of the Services. This license is for the sole purpose of enabling you to use and enjoy the benefit of the Services as provided by Oh My Japan, Inc., in the manner permitted by these Terms.

Oh My Japan, Inc.’s Rights

All right, title, and interest in and to the Services (excluding Content provided by users) are and will remain the exclusive property of Oh My Japan, Inc. and its licensors. The Services are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of both the United States and foreign countries. Nothing in the Terms gives you a right to use the Oh My Japan name or any of the Oh My Japan trademarks, logos, domain names, and other distinctive brand features. Any feedback, comments, or suggestions you may provide regarding Oh My Japan or the Services is entirely voluntary and we will be free to use such feedback, comments or suggestions as we see fit and without any obligation to you.

We reserve the right to monitor all profiles, pictures, and messages to ensure that they conform to the requirements of these Terms of Use. 

While we do not and cannot review every piece of Content posted or transmitted by members of the Service and while we are not responsible for the content of said Content, we reserve the right, but have no obligation, to delete or edit Content (including profiles, messages, and pictures that we, in our sole discretion, deem to breach these Terms of Use or to be otherwise unacceptable.

Restrictions on Content and Use of the Services

We reserve the right at all times (but will not have an obligation) to remove or refuse to distribute any Content on the Services and to terminate users. We also reserve the right to access, read, preserve, and disclose any information as we reasonably believe is necessary to (i) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, (ii) enforce the Terms, including investigation of potential violations hereof, (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, (iv) respond to user support requests, or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of Oh My Japan, its users and the public.

Oh My Japan, Inc. does not disclose personally identifying information to third parties except in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

You may not do any of the following while accessing or using the Services: (i) access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, Oh My Japan, Inc.’s computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Oh My Japan, Inc.’s providers; (ii) probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any system or network or breach or circumvent any security or authentication measures; (iii) access or search or attempt to access or search the Services by any means (automated or otherwise) other than through our currently available, published interfaces that are provided by Oh My Japan, Inc. (and only pursuant to those terms and conditions), unless you have been specifically allowed to do so in a separate agreement with Oh My Japan, Inc. (NOTE: crawling the Services is permissible if done in accordance with the provisions of the robots.txt file, however, scraping the Services without the prior consent of Oh My Japan, Inc. is expressly prohibited); (iv) forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any e-mail or posting, or in any way use the Services to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information; or (v) interfere with, or disrupt, (or attempt to do so), the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, mail-bombing the Services, or by scripting the creation of Content in such a manner as to interfere with or create an undue burden on the Services.

Copyright Policy

Oh My Japan, Inc. respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects users of the Services to do the same. We will respond to notices of alleged copyright infringement that comply with applicable law and are properly provided to us. If you believe that your Content has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide us with the following information: (i) a physical or electronic signature of the copyright owner or a person authorized to act on their behalf; (ii) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed; (iii) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled, and information reasonably sufficient to permit us to locate the material; (iv) your contact information, including your address, telephone number, and an e-mail address; (v) a statement by you that you have a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (vi) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and, under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the copyright owner.

We reserve the right to remove Content alleged to be infringing without prior notice and at our sole discretion. In appropriate circumstances, Oh My Japan, Inc. will also terminate a user’s account. Our designated copyright agent for notice of alleged copyright infringement appearing on the Services is:

Patrick Kenny (Contact)

The Services are Available "AS-IS"

Your access to and use of the Services or any Content is at your own risk. You understand and agree that the Services is provided to you on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. Without limiting the foregoing, OH MY JAPAN, INC. AND ITS PARTNERS DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. We make no warranty and disclaim all responsibility and liability for the completeness, accuracy, availability, timeliness, security or reliability of the Services or any content thereon. Oh My Japan, Inc. will not be responsible or liable for any harm to your computer system, loss of data, or other harm that results from your access to or use of the Services, or any Content. You also agree that Oh My Japan, Inc. has no responsibility or liability for the deletion of, or the failure to store or to transmit, any Content and other communications maintained by the Services. We make no warranty that the Services will meet your requirements or be available on an uninterrupted, secure, or error-free basis. No advice or information, whether oral or written, obtained from Oh My Japan or through the Services, will create any warranty not expressly made herein.


The Services may contain links to third-party websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for: (i) the availability or accuracy of such websites or resources; or (ii) the content, products, or services on or available from such websites or resources. Links to such websites or resources do not imply any endorsement by Oh My Japan, Inc. of such websites or resources or the content, products, or services available from such websites or resources. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such websites or resources.

Limitation of Liability



Some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion of certain warranties or the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages, so the limitations above may not apply to you.

Waiver and Severability

The failure of Oh My Japan, Inc. to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be deemed a waiver of such right or provision. In the event that any provision of these Terms is held to be invalid or unenforceable, the remaining provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.

Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of the State of Delaware, U.S.A. without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or your state or country of residence. All claims, legal proceedings or litigation arising in connection with the Services will be brought solely in New Castle County, Delaware, and you consent to the jurisdiction of and venue in such courts and waive any objection as to inconvenient forum. If you are accepting these Terms on behalf of a United States federal government entity that is legally unable to accept the controlling law, jurisdiction or venue clauses above, then those clauses do not apply to you but instead these Terms and any action related thereto will be will be governed by the laws of the United States of America (without reference to conflict of laws) and, in the absence of federal law and to the extent permitted under federal law, the laws of the State of Delaware (excluding choice of law).

Entire Agreement

These Terms, the Oh My Japan Rules and our Privacy Policy are the entire and exclusive agreement between Oh My Japan, Inc. and you regarding the Services (excluding any services for which you have a separate agreement with Oh My Japan, Inc. that is explicitly in addition or in place of these Terms), and these Terms supersede and replace any prior agreements between Oh My Japan, Inc. and you regarding the Services. Other than members of the group of companies of which Oh My Japan, Inc. is the parent, no other person or company will be third party beneficiaries to the Terms.

We may revise these Terms from time to time, the most current version will always be at By continuing to access or use the Services after those revisions become effective, you agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

These Services are operated and provided by Oh My Japan, Inc., 3422 Old Capitol Trail #1787, Wilmington, DE 19808 U.S.A. If you have any questions about these Terms, please contact us.

Effective: July 7, 2012

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