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Using the content on this website

Information made available on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions 1) to 6) below. Commercial use of the Content is also permitted.
Note, however, that numerical data and data in simple tables, graphs, and so forth are not subject to copyright. Accordingly, the terms of use do not apply to such data, and it may be used freely.
Use of the Content constitutes agreement by the user with the terms of use for using the Content described herein (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use”).

1) Source citation

  1. The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
    (Examples of source citation)
    Source: Board of Audit website (https://www.jbaudit.go.jp/english/index.html)
    Source: Audit Report for FY2016: Outline of Selected Audit Findings (Board of Audit)
    (https://www.jbaudit.go.jp/english/report/pdf/2016report_outline.pdf) (accessed on year/month/day)
  2. If you have edited the Content for use, you must include a statement expressing that the content has been edited, in addition to the abovementioned source citation, but you may not make public or use edited information in any format that may cause the edited information to be misconstrued as having been created by the Government of Japan (or its ministries and/or agencies).
    (Example of citation when using edited content)
    Created by editing the Board of Audit website (https://www.jbaudit.go.jp/english/index.html)
    Created by Company XX based on Audit Report for FY2016: Outline of Selected Audit Findings (Board of Audit) (https://www.jbaudit.go.jp/english/report/pdf/2016report_outline.pdf)

2) No infringement of third party rights

  1. In some cases, a third party (meaning a party other than the State; hereinafter referred to as a “Third Party”) may hold copyrights or other rights to part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights (e.g., portrait rights to 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.
  2. If a Third Party holds rights to part of the Content, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.
  3. Even if a Third Party holds copyrights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.

3) Content where the Terms of Use do not apply

The Terms of Use herein do not apply to the following Content.
Symbol marks, Logos, and Character Designs which represent an organization or specific business.

4) Governing laws and jurisdiction

  1. The Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
  2. In case of disputes relating to the use of the Content based on the Terms of Use, or to the Terms of Use, the user agrees that the exclusive court of first instance shall be the district court with jurisdiction in the place where the organization that has published the disputed Content or Terms of Use is located.

5) Disclaimer

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

6) Other

  1. The Terms of Use do not limit the types of uses for which, under the Copyright Act of Japan, a license from the right holders is not required.
  2. The Terms of Use were established on August 19, 2016. The Terms of Use are based on the Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use (Version 2.0). The Terms of Use may be modified in the future. If you are already using Content under a previous version of the Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use, those terms and conditions will continue to apply.
  3. The Terms of Use are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode). This means that Content based on the Terms of Use may be used under the CC License in lieu of the Terms of Use.

Links

As a rule, users are not required to ask permission to link to pages on this website.
Please state explicitly that the link is to the Board of Audit website when establishing a link to our website.
Please access “Your Comments (https://www.jbaudit.go.jp/form/english/form.html)” and inform the Board of your linking URL when establishing a link to our website.

Trademark

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Printing

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When printing our website, please set the browser and printer to "Print background."

Other

Due to technical limitations of the electronic medium, styles on the website may be different from those in the paper medium.
Please access “Your Comments (https://www.jbaudit.go.jp/form/english/form.html)” for consultations or inquiries about the use of our website.

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