Terms of Service

By using this software (Fontroid) and/or this website (fontroid.com), you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions (the "Terms of Service", collectively, the “Agreement”).  If you do not agree to any of these terms, please do not install, copy, or use this software and website.
Although we may attempt to notify you when major changes are made to these Terms of Service, you should periodically review the most up-to-date version http://fontroid.com/terms.html. Fontroid may, in its sole discretion, modify or revise these Terms of Service and policies at any time, and you agree to be bound by such modifications or revisions. Nothing in this Agreement shall be deemed to confer any third-party rights or benefits.

(1)The terms “we”, “us”, “our”, and “We” refer to AsukaLab Inc, a company incorporated in Japan.
(3)The term “user” is someone who accesses, browses, posts, uploads, or in any way uses the Services. “You” and “your” refer to you, the user of the Services.
(4)The term “Content” means graphics, images, fonts, and all other forms of data.
(5)The term “Your Content” means Content that you submit or transmit to or through the Services. The term “User Content” means Content that users submit or transmit to or through the Services.
(6)“Digital Font Program” shall mean a computer program containing, or used to render or display fonts.
(7) “Licensed Program” shall mean a Digital Font Program licensed by the Licensor under this Agreement.
(8) “Derived Program” shall mean a Digital Font Program created as a result of a modification, addition, deletion, replacement or any other adaptation to or of a part or all of the Licensed Program, and includes a case where a Digital Font Program newly created by retrieving font information from a part or all of the Licensed Program or Embedded Fonts from a Digital Document File with or without modification of the retrieved font information.
(9) “Digital Content” shall mean products provided to end users in the form of digital data, including video content, motion and/or still pictures, TV programs or other broadcasting content and products consisting of character text, pictures, photographic images, graphic symbols and/or the like.
(10) “Digital Document File” shall mean a PDF file or other Digital Content created by various software programs in which a part or all of the Licensed Program becomes embedded or contained in the file for the display of the font (“Embedded Fonts”).  Embedded Fonts are used only in the display of characters in the particular Digital Document File within which they are embedded, and shall be distinguished from those in any Digital Font Program, which may be used for display of characters outside that particular Digital Document File.
(11) “Computer” shall include a server in this Agreement.
(12) “Reproduction and Other Exploitation” shall mean reproduction, transfer, distribution, lease, public transmission, presentation, exhibition, adaptation and any other exploitation.
(13) “Recipient” shall mean anyone who receives the Licensed Program under this Agreement, including one that receives the Licensed Program from a Recipient.

1. Eligibility
1.1 You must be at least 13 years old to use the Services.
1.2 By using the Services, you agree to be bound by this agreement. If you do not agree to the terms of this agreement, we will not be able to provide you the Services.
1.3 We require that the Services be legally legitimate at your resident country or wherever the Services are used. If the Services are not permitted under local law, you may not use the Services, and we will not be able to provide Services to you.
1.4 We are not obliged to provide any preparation or methods for using the Services. You will be required to prepare, properly set up and operate the required equipment, software and communication methods under your own liability and expense.
1.5 You express and guarantee that you are not an anti-social organization, nor that you are related to any anti-social organization through supply of funds or any other form, and that you will not be connected to any anti-social organization in the future.

2. Account Registration
2.1 In order to access and use certain features of the Services, you will be required to register with our Services to create an Account (“Account”) and become a “Registered User.” By becoming a Registered User, you will obtain Name and Delkey (Delete Key) of choice, which you will not be able to change after the initial registration. Your Name and Delkey is important in administering our Services to you, so please do not forget it.
2.2 You are also responsible for any and all activities that occur with your Account. You agree to notify us immediately of any unauthorized use of your Account. We reserve the right to close your Account at any time for any or no reason.

3. Services provided by AsukaLab
3.1 We reserve the right to change, suspend or stop the Services by notifying on our official web site whenever we judge it to be necessary. In no event will we be liable to you for the change, suspension or stoppage of any or all of the Services.
3.2 You will accept and agree that we reserve the right to terminate your Account, in which case you shall not able to access the Services, your Account detail, or information/contents of your Account.
3.3 We reserve the right, at any time without prior notice, to change and create new rules of services usage, including but not limited to, limiting of storage space capacity, and permissible usage frequency of Services. Furthermore, we will not be liable for deleting, or failing to save any of your information or Your Content. Moreover, when we judge it to be necessary, we may revise the Service Agreement at any time without notification.
3.4 When we judge it necessary to stop providing Services to you, we may terminate your Account, delete related information and saved files, and will reserve the right to prohibit you to access information, files and other Services thereafter. In this case, we will not be liable to you or any other third party for the stoppage of the Services.

4. Your Use of Services
4.1 We will grant you permission to use the Services, subject to the restrictions in the Agreement. When you are using the Services, you will be exposed to Content that may be inaccurate, inappropriate, indecent, or even unlawful. We do not endorse such Content, and cannot assure the accuracy and appropriateness of such Content.
4.2 We provide our Services for use on your mobile phone or wireless device. When you use our Services, you agree and understand that your wireless provider’s standard data rates may apply to these Services. You also agree to be responsible for any fees that may be incurred as a result of your use of the Services. You represent that you are the owner or authorized user of the wireless device you use to access our Services and that you are authorized to approve applicable charges.
4.3 You may at any time decide to stop using the Services.
4.4 You agree that you may only use the Services for purposes permitted and outlined by (a) this Agreement, and (b) laws, regulations, common sense and guidelines of the applicable area of service.
4.5 You agree only to access any and all parts of the Services through the interface provided by us, and will not attempt access through any other means, except for cases where clear permission is received from us though a separate contract.
4.6 You agree not to perform any action which will interfere, confuse, or stop the Services and servers and networks connected to the Services.
4.7 You agree not to avoid, remove, deactivate, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented in the Services by us to protect the Services or Content.
4.8 You agree not to attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services or Content.
4.9 You agree not to collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their permission.
4.10 You agree not to reproduce, copy, sell, trade or resell the Services for any purpose except for cases where clear permission is received from us through a separate contract.
4.11 You will take full independent responsibility and solve at your own expense and responsibility in the case any loss, damage and claim (including any loss, damage and claim against us) is caused by your violation of this Agreement, or by your infringement of third party rights, or any other related matters.
4.12 The Services may provide links to outside web sites and contents not controlled by us. In these cases, we do not endorse, nor are we liable or responsible for the availability of these linked web sites or outside contents, and we will not be held responsible for any damage (direct or indirect) related to these sites or contents. You agree that we are not responsible for the availability or contents of such Third Party Services.

5. Restrictions on Use
You agree not to undertake any of the following while using the Services, or Content:
(1)conduct acts that may be harmful to children and the under-aged,
(2)conduct acts that harm the regular use of Services,
(3)place, release, provide or send Content that will infringe, misappropriate or violate any third party’s intellectual property rights (such as patents, designs, trademarks, copyrights), or rights of publicity or privacy,
(4)place, release, provide or send Content that violate, or encourage any acts that would violate, any applicable law or regulation, or acts that may be subject to civil liability, or acts that promote illegal or harmful activities or substances,
(5)place, release, provide or send Content that is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive,
(6)place, release, provide or send Content that is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, sexually offensive, immoral, vulgar, violent, threatening or anything that promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person,
(7)place, release, provide or send Content that promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group,
(8)place, release, provide or send Content that are spam messages, chain letters, infinite chain schemes, and any other forms of invitation (except for cases where we permit them),
(9)place, release, provide or send Content which include computer viruses, computer codes, files and programs that will interfere, destruct and limit the function of any computer’s software, hardware and communications equipment,
(10)conduct acts that misrepresent your own name or organization, or falsely claim to represent any individual or organization,
(11)use the Services, or Content for any commercial purpose or the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by the Agreement,
(12)use the Services with the intention of having sexual encounters with other users whom you have no previous acquaintance,
(13)use the Services with the intention of having sexual intercourse or otherwise conduct sexual acts with other users,
(14)Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing,
We reserve the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Content, including any User Content, that we consider to be in violation of the Agreement or otherwise harmful to the Services.

6. Security of your Account
6.1 You understand and agree to take responsibility to maintain and manage every Account responsibly and in secrecy. Any action undertaken through your Account will be considered your responsibility. We will not guarantee you for any damage due to leakage, loss, or abuse of your Account.
6.2 You shall immediately contact us if you notice any illegal usage of your Account.


7. Privacy
7.1 Your registration information and your related information acquired by us will be handled under our Privacy Policy.
7.2 We take the utmost care in handling privacy issues. Please note that our Services offer you several options to set up your privacy settings. We ask that you please think carefully in determining the appropriate preferences for yourself.

8. Ownership
8.1 You approve and agree that AsukaLab (and licensees of AsukaLab Services) owns the AsukaLab Content, including but not limited to design, visual interface, features, graphics, software, and all other elements of the Services, except for User Content and Third Party Content. We also own the copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names, and other intellectual and proprietary rights throughout the world associated with the AsukaLab Content and the Services, which are protected by copyright, patent, trademark laws and all other applicable intellectual and proprietary rights and laws.
8.2 In using the Services, you agree not to use our name or organization’s trademark, service mark, trade name or logo in ways that may cause confusion over its ownership, except when we clearly award you rights to do so in writing.

9. User Content Ownership
9.1 We will not claim intellectual property rights over the Content you provide to the Services. You will retain ownership rights to your User Content. You may post, upload, or submit your User Content to be made available to other users through the Services.
9.2 You agree to protect and enforce your own rights, and recognize that AsukaLab is not obligated to protect your rights on behalf of you, except for cases when you and AsukaLab agree in writing.

10. User Content License
10.1 We may use User Content in various ways, such as displaying it on the Services, modifying it, and promoting it. By making available any User Content through the Services, you hereby grant to us a perpetual, non-cancellable, worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, transferrable, royalty-free license, with the right to display, use, copy, modify, distribute, license, translate, sell, transfer, transmit, broadcast and otherwise exploit such User Content on, through or by means of the Services.
10.2 By making available any User Content you also grant each and any user of the Services the right to view, access, display, store and reproduce your User Content for personal use. We do not claim any ownership rights in any such User Content.
10.3 We enable Users to post to third party web sites and services, text and other content on our Services. If you decide to show Your Content to third party web sites and Services, you do so at your own risk. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible or liable for any third party web sites or resources, and links to such web sites or resources do not imply any endorsement by AsukaLab. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from your use of any such web sites or resources.
10.4 You agree that when we carry out technical measures in implementing the Services for your use, that (a) AsukaLab shall send or distribute your Contents on various public networks or media, and (b) AsukaLab may conduct needed changes to your Contents to conform and adapt to network connections, equipment, service and media. You also agree that this Agreement permits us to take the above steps.

11. Responsibility of Your Content
11.1 You acknowledge and agree that you are solely responsible for all of Your Content that you make available through the Services. You assume all risks associated with Your Content, including anyone’s reliance on its accuracy, completeness or usefulness. Moreover, you will assume risks of any disclosure by you of information in Your Content that makes you personally identifiable.
11.2 Accordingly, you represent and warrant that you either are the sole and exclusive owner of all of Your Content that you make available through the Services or you have all rights, licenses, consents and releases that are necessary.
11.3 You also represent and warrant that neither Your Content itself, nor its use by users and AsukaLab, on, or through the Services will infringe, or violate a third party’s patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy, or result in the violation of any applicable law or regulation.
11.4 You should be aware that you may be subject to liability if Your Content violates any of the aforementioned third party rights. You may also expose yourself to liability if for example; Your Content contains material that is false, fraudulent, misleading, deceptive, offensive or defamatory. You may also expose yourself to liability if Your Content contains material that is unlawful, such as illegal hate speech, pornography, content that harm minors, or anything that violates or advocates the violation of any law or regulation.
11.5 You agree to take sole responsibility (and we will not be responsible to you or any other third party) regarding losses and damage (including damages to AsukaLab) caused by contents that you made, sent or showed.

12. Use and Retention of User Content
12.1 We may use Your Content to generate revenue, such as displaying advertisements and other information with Your Content on the Services and any other media. You will not be entitled any form of compensation for such advertisements. Moreover, any decision to utilize advertising, and the manner, mode, extent and terms of any advertising, presented with the Services, are subject to change.
12.2 We have the right to remove User Content at any time, for any reason, at our sole discretion. For example, we may remove any User Content if we believe it violates this Service Agreement. We have no obligation to retain or provide you with copies of Your Content, nor do we guarantee any confidentiality regarding Your Content.

13. Grant of Font License
13.1 The Licensor grants to the Recipient a license to use the Licensed Program in any and all countries in accordance with each of the provisions set forth in this Agreement. However, any and all rights underlying in the Licensed Program shall be held by the Licensor. In no sense is this Agreement intended to transfer any right relating to the Licensed Program held by the Licensor except as specifically set forth herein or any right relating to any trademark, trade name, or service mark to the Recipient.
13.2 The Recipient may install the Licensed Program on any number of Computers and use the same in accordance with the provisions set forth in this Agreement.
13.3 The Recipient may use the Licensed Program in printed materials or in Digital Content as an expression of character texts or the like.
13.4 The Recipient may conduct Reproduction and Other Exploitation of the printed materials and Digital Content created in accordance with the preceding Paragraph, for only non-commercial purposes and in any form of media including but not limited to broadcasting, communication and various recording media.
13.5 The Recipient may reproduce the Licensed Program as is without modification and transfer such copies, publicly transmit or otherwise redistribute the Licensed Program to a third party for only non-commercial purposes (“Redistribute”).
13.6 THIS LICENSED PROGRAM IS PROVIDED BY THE LICENSOR “AS IS” AND ANY EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED WARRANTY AS TO THE LICENSED PROGRAM OR ANY DERIVED PROGRAM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, WARRANTIES OF TITLE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY, OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LICENSOR BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXTENDED, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO; PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTED GOODS OR SERVICE; DAMAGES ARISING FROM SYSTEM FAILURE; LOSS OR CORRUPTION OF EXISTING DATA OR PROGRAM; LOST PROFITS), HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY OR TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE INSTALLATION, USE, THE REPRODUCTION OR OTHER EXPLOITATION OF THE LICENSED PROGRAM OR ANY DERIVED PROGRAM OR THE EXERCISE OF ANY RIGHTS GRANTED HEREUNDER, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
13.7 The Licensor is under no obligation to respond to any technical questions or inquiries, or provide any other user support in connection with the installation, use or the Reproduction and Other Exploitation of the Licensed Program or Derived Programs thereof.

14. Service Availability
14.1 We reserve the right to modify, update, or discontinue the Services at our sole discretion, at any time, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability.

15. Unauthorized Access
15.1 We reserve the right to exercise whatever lawful means we deem necessary to prevent unauthorized access to or use of the Services, including, but not limited to, technological barriers, IP mapping, and contacting your Internet Service Provider (ISP) regarding such unauthorized use.

16. Investigations
16.1 We are under no obligation to monitor the Services or Service Content. However, we reserve the right to investigate possible violations of the Agreement, block users from the Services, and refer matters to law enforcement authorities for further investigation. We may disclose information to third parties, including Your Content, in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

17. Termination
17.1 This agreement is applied until you or AsukaLab terminate the relationship.
17.2 We may terminate or suspend your Account or ability to use the Services, at our sole discretion, for any or no reason, and without notice or liability of any kind. For example, we may terminate or suspend your Account or ability to use the Services if you breach the Agreement or are suspected of involvement in illegal activity. We may also terminate the use of the Services and Contents if you repeatedly infringe or are believed to be repeatedly infringing the rights of copyright holders.
17.3 Any such termination or suspension could prevent you from accessing your Account, the Services, Your Content, Service Content, or any other related information.
17.4 You may terminate the Agreement at any time by closing your Account, which will disable your use of the Services. Please contact us to close your Account. Even if you close your Account, we will not be obligated to delete any or all of Your Content, and they may continue to be displayed on the Services.
17.5 Even when this agreement is terminated, all legal rights, duty and debt to which you and AsukaLab explicitly agreed (or those that were derived while this agreement was effective) shall continue indefinitely.

18. Disclaimer of Warranties
18.1 You expressly acknowledge and agree that the use of the Services is at your sole risk and that the entire risk lies with you, and that the Services will be offered on an “as is” basis.
18.2 We shall not express or guarantee that:
(1)use of the Services may fulfill any of your certain needs,
(2)the Services shall not be suspended, or that it will always be timely and safe, and that no errors will occur,
(3)information acquired through the Services is correct and reliable,
(4)any malfunction of software offered to you as a part of the Services will be corrected,
18.3 You shall download or otherwise use the Services at your sole risk and you will take sole responsibility should any downloads cause any damage or loss of data to your computer system or any other equipment.
18.4 Regardless of whether it is verbal or by documentation, no advice or information which you acquired from us or through the Services shall bear any guarantee that is not clearly indicated in this agreement.
18.5 AsukaLab clearly denies, regardless of whether it is stated or implied, any and all kinds of guarantees.

19. Limitation of Liability
19.1 You agree that AsukaLab shall not have an obligation to compensate you for any damage occurred or related to (a) using the Services or not being able to use the Services, (b) any expense occurred from dealing or exchanging products for the Services, (c) any unwanted access or changes to your correspondence and data, (d) comments and remarks and other acts by any third party during the Services, and (e) any other issues related to the Services.
19.2 Limitation of our responsibility to you in the foregoing paragraph shall be applied regardless of whether or not we should have recognized the possibility that such damage may occur.

20. Advertisement
20.1 You agree that advertisements and other material may be inserted as part of the Services. You agree that you will not be entitled any form of compensation for such advertisements.
20.2 Forms, manner, mode, extent and terms of any advertising presented with the Services, and range of advertisements on the Services may change without notification.

21. Notice and Contact Methods
21.1 You agree that we may contact you through e-mail and other methods, when we judge it to be necessary.
21.2 When it is necessary for you to contact us directly, you will contact by e-mail. We will not accept contacts by phone calls or physical visits to our offices.

22. Modifications
22.1 AsukaLab may change this Agreement at any time at our own discretion. If any change is made, we will make the revised version available on our web site.
22.2 Any such modification will be effective upon our posting of a new Agreement.
22.3 You acknowledge and agree in advance that if and when you use Services after this Agreement is been changed, we will consider that you have agreed with the newest changes to the Agreement. If the modified Agreement is not acceptable to you, your only recourse is to cease using the Services.

23. General Legal Terms
23.1 This Agreement constitutes the complete legal agreement between you and AsukaLab, and establishes the rules of Services (except for services we provide to you based on a separate documented contract), and supersedes any prior Agreement between you and AsukaLab regarding the Services.
23.2 You agree that we may not be considered to have formally abandoned our rights even if we do not use or execute our legal rights written in this Agreement (or benefits under applicable law), and that those rights will be continuously valid and enforceable.
23.3 If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds anything ineffectual to any terms of this agreement, the terms will be excluded without effecting any other terms of this Agreement, and the remainder of this Agreement shall continue in full force and effect.
23.4 This Agreement and the relationship between you and AsukaLab based on this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of Japan regardless of the conflicting laws. If any disputes occur between AsukaLab and you regarding the Services and this Agreement, the dispute shall be applied to the Tokyo District Court as the court of first instance.

24. Contact and Violations
24.1 Please contact us with any questions regarding the Agreement. Please report any violations of the Agreement to us.

Last updated May 10, 2010