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Social Network Moderation Policy

July 1, 2014

1. Administration

(1) Social Network Service of the Government of Japan (hereinafter referred to as "the SNS") is managed by:
Public Relations Office, Cabinet Office
 
(2) Content of posts
The SNS pages include the policies the Government of Japan is working on, daily activities at the Prime Minister's Office, and some photographs.
 
 

2. Management of comments

(1) Responding to comments
In principle, the Public Relations Office will not respond to any comments or messages posted on the SNS sites.
 
(2) Deleting comments
We reserve the right to exercise our copyright over the SNS sites, and for that purpose to use its functions, to hide, in part or in full, delete or decline comments which are deemed to fall under any of the following conditions without notifying the users.
 
-Comments infringe a law, ordinance, or other regulations;
 
-Comments violate public order and morals;
 
-Comments promote criminal acts;
 
-Comments slander or defame a particular individual, company, group, or other entities, or damages their reputation or trustworthiness; 
 
-Comments breach privacy, including disclosing and leaking personal information without the authorization of its owner;
 
-Comments breach third-party rights, including patents, design rights, copyrights, trademarks, and portrait rights;
 
-Comments' purpose is to generate profit;
 
-Comments include false information or significantly deviate from the truth;
 
-Comments violate each Social Network Service policy;
 
-Comments are designed to cause nuisance to the Page administrator;
 
-Comments include abusive, obscene, indecent, offensive words, hate speech or link to websites with such contents;
 
-Comments intend to take viewers to other websites, without expressing any views or opinions;
 
-Comments with the same or similar contents are posted repeatedly by the same user.
 
(3) Banning users
We also reserve the right to ban users who post comments listed above. Those users who violate the moderation policy may be banned permanently.
 
 

3. URLs of the SNS site

https://www.facebook.com/JapanGov
https://twitter.com/japangov
https://plus.google.com/117929795458007747856/posts
 
 

4. Modification of the Moderation Policy

We may at any time, without notice, revise these policies and other information contained in this Page.
 
 

5. Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights over the photographs, illustrations, audio, video, and text, etc., posted on the SNS sites belong to the Public Relations Office or those with valid rights.
People are free to use such as "Like" and "Share" functions for the posts on the SNS sites. All the information on the sites, may be reused with attribution. However, this does not apply to information marked "All Rights Reserved".
 
 

6. Disclaimer

-The office is taking every possible care to ensure the accuracy of the information posted on the SNS sites. However, the Public Relations Office cannot accept responsibility for any consequences whatsoever that may result from decisions or actions taken by users based on the information on the SNS sites.
 
-Please note that the Public Relations Office is not responsible for any inter-user trouble caused by the SNS sites or damages suffered as a result, or for any user-third party trouble caused by the SNS sites or damages suffered as a result.
 
-The copyright and other rights of the posts, including comments, belong to the users who made the post. However, by posting content, it is deemed that the user licensed the right to utilize the content globally at no charge and on a non-exclusive basis to the Public Relations Office, and it is deemed that the user has consented to not exercising its copyright or other rights against the Public Relations Office.
 
-The Public Relations Office bears no responsibility for any other damages caused by the SNS sites.