Terms of use/ Disclaimer/ Copyright

Terms of use/ Disclaimer/ Copyright

Using the Content of the Carbon Markets Express Website

Information made available on the Carbon Markets Express website (http://www.carbon-markets.go.jp/) (hereinafter referred to as the "Content") may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions from 1) to 6) below, with the exception of the Content where other terms of use shall be applied. Commercial use of the Content is also permitted.

Use of the Content constitutes agreement by the user with these terms of use for using the Content. (Hereinafter referred to as "Terms of Use").

  1. Source Citation

    The user shall cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:

    (Examples of source citation)
    Source: Carbon Markets Express website (URL of the relevant page)

    If you have edited the Content for use, you shall include a statement expressing that the Content has been edited, in addition to the above-mentioned source citation. Making public or using edited information in a format that may be misconstrued as having been created by the Government of Japan (or its ministries and/or agencies) is prohibited.

    (Example of citation when using edited content)
    Created by editing the "XX Survey" (Carbon Markets Express) (URL of the relevant page) Created by YY Co., Ltd. based on "XX Survey" (Ministry of the Environment) (URL of the relevant page)

  2. No Infringement of Third Party's Rights

    In some cases, a Third Party (refers to a party other than the state) may hold copyrights or other rights to a part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights (e.g. portrait rights in a photograph, publicity rights, etc.), it is the responsibility of the user to obtain consent for use from the Third Party unless there is explicit indication that the rights have already been cleared.

    If a Third Party holds rights to a part of the Content, the said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, etc., but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be identified or explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.

    Even if a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the holder of copyrights, etc., under the Copyright Act of Japan.

  3. Content where the Terms of Use does not apply

    The Terms of Use herein does not apply to the following Content.
    - Symbol mark, logo, and character designs which represent an organization or specific business

  4. Governing Law and Jurisdiction by Agreement

    The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
    In case of disputes relating to the use of the Content based on the Terms of Use and the Terms of Use, the user agrees that the district court with jurisdiction over the location of the organization that has published the disputed Content/Terms of Use shall be the exclusive court of first instance.

  5. Disclaimer

    The state bears absolutely no responsibility for any act taken by the user involving the use of the Content (including use of information based on edited Content).
    The Content may be modified, moved or deleted without prior notice.

  6. Other

    The Terms of Use do not limit such types of uses allowed under Copyright Act of Japan as citation.

    The Terms of Use was established on September 2017. The Terms of Use is based on the Government of Japan Standard Terms and Conditions (Version 2.0). The Terms of Use may be modified in the future. In cases where the Content is used in accordance with the previous version of the Government of Japan Standard Terms and Conditions, such terms and conditions shall continue to apply.

    The Terms of Use is compatible with Creative Commons License Attribution 4.0 International (the terms and conditions for licensing to exercise copyright and similar rights, provided on the webpage https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode.ja, Hereinafter referred to as "CC BY"), and the Content to which the Terms of Use shall apply may be also used in accordance with CC BY.

Links to the Ministry of the Environment Website

In principle, links to the Carbon Markets Express website may be made without prior permission. However, please observe the following points. Linking to particular Content should also be conducted observing these points:

Please state explicitly that the link is to the Carbon Markets Express website; and Please do not link to the Carbon Markets Express website within the window or frame of another website.


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