Last updated: (March,2020)
New Story Inc. (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates http://newstory-inc.com/ (the “Site”). This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.
We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.
Information Collection And Use
While using our Site, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you. Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to your name (“Personal Information”).
Like many site operators, we collect information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site (“Log Data”).
This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol (“IP”) address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics.
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We may use your Personal Information to contact you with newsletters, marketing or promotional materials and other information that …
Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive.
Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Terms of Services
Please note that, to use our Services, you need compatible hardware, software (latest version recommended and sometimes required), and internet access (fees may apply), among other technological features. Our Services’ performance may be affected by these or related factors, each of which we do not control.
- Agreement to Terms
- Who May Use the Services
You may use the Services only if you are 16 years or older and are not barred from using the Services under applicable law. If you are under the age of 18, or under the age of majority where you live, you represent that your legal guardian has reviewed and agreed to these Terms.
- Rights and Terms for Apps
4.1. Rights in App Granted by Us.
Subject to your compliance with these Terms, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable license to download and install a copy of the App on a mobile device that you own or control and to run such copy of the App solely for your own personal non-commercial purposes. You may not copy the App, except for making a reasonable number of copies for backup or archival purposes. Except as expressly permitted in these Terms, you may not: (i) copy, modify or create derivative works based on the App; (ii) distribute, transfer, sublicense, lease, lend or rent the App to any third party; (iii) reverse engineer, decompile or disassemble the App; or (iv) make the functionality of the App available to multiple users through any means. We reserve all rights in and to the App not expressly granted to you under these Terms.
- General Prohibitions and Our Enforcement Rights
You agree not to do any of the following:
– Post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any material that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party’s patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any person or entity; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances.
– Use, display, mirror or frame the Services or the Content or any individual element within the Services, our name, any of our trademarks, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page, without our express written consent;
– Access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Services, our computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of our providers;
– Attempt to probe, scan or test the vulnerability of any of our systems or networks or breach any security or authentication measures;
– Avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by us or any of our providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Services;
– Attempt to access or search the Services through the use of any engine, software, tool, agent, device or mechanism (including spiders, robots, crawlers, data mining tools or the like) other than the software and/or search agents provided by us or other generally available third-party web browsers;
– Send any unsolicited or unauthorized advertising, promotional materials, email, junk mail, spam, chain letters or other form of solicitation;
– Use any meta tags or other hidden text or metadata utilizing our trademark, logo URL or product name without our express written consent;
– Use the Services, or any portion thereof, for any commercial purpose or for the benefit of any third party or in any manner not permitted by these Terms;
– Attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Services;
– Interfere with, or attempt to interfere with, the access of any user, host or network, including, without limitation, sending a virus, overloading, flooding, spamming, or mailbombing the Services;
– Collect or store any personally identifiable information from the Services from other users of the Services without their express permission;
– Impersonate or misrepresent your affiliation with any person or entity
– Violate any applicable law or regulation; or
– Encourage or enable any other individual to do any of the foregoing.
Although we’re not obligated to monitor access to or use of the Services, we have the right to do so for the purpose of operating the Services, to ensure compliance with these Terms, and to comply with applicable law or other legal requirements. We reserve the right, but are not obligated, to remove or disable access to any Services, at any time and without notice, including, but not limited to, if we, at our sole discretion, consider any activity to be objectionable or in violation of these Terms. We have the right to investigate violations of these Terms or conduct that affects the Services. We may also consult and cooperate with law enforcement authorities to prosecute users who violate the law.
6.1. In-app purchases.
We provide a service in the form of access to games, virtual in-game items or currency, including virtual coins, cash, tokens, or points (collectively “Virtual Items”), and our other Services. In the Services, you may use “real world” money to obtain a limited, personal, non-transferable, and revocable license and right to use Virtual Items and/or other goods or services solely for personal, non-commercial, and entertainment purposes. As described below, you do not own Virtual Items that you obtained through our Services, regardless of whether you “earned” those Virtual Items or “purchased them.” Your account and any related Virtual Items are owned by us and Virtual Items do not have “real world” value.
When you purchase Virtual Items in our Games on third-party platforms such as Facebook, Apple, or Google, we are not a party to the transaction and your purchase will be governed by the third-party platform’s payment terms and conditions. Please review the platform’s terms of service carefully for additional information.
For Virtual Items, your order will represent an offer to us to obtain a limited license and right to use the relevant Virtual Item(s) that will be accepted by us when we accept payment. At that point, the limited license begins.
For orders to obtain a limited license and right to use Virtual Items, by clicking the purchase/order button on the purchase window or page you:
Agree that we will supply the Virtual Items to you as soon as we have accepted your order; and
If you reside in the European Union (the “EU”), you acknowledge that you will therefore no longer have the right to cancel under the EU’s Consumer Rights Directive (as implemented by the law of the country where you are located) once we start to supply the Virtual Item.
You understand that while you may “earn,” “buy,” or “purchase” Virtual Items in our Services, you do not legally “own” the Virtual Items and the amounts of any Virtual Item do not refer to “real” money or any credit balance in actual real-world currency. The amounts of any Virtual Items or any “virtual currency” balance shown in your account have no value outside of the game (e.g., in the real world), and instead only constitute a measurement of the extent of your limited license. We may modify or eliminate Virtual Items at any time and at our sole discretion, with or without notice.
You are not allowed to transfer Virtual Items outside of the Services (e.g., in the “real world”), for example by selling, gifting, or trading them. We won’t recognize those transfers as legitimate. In addition, you may not sublicense, trade, sell, or attempt to sell Virtual Items for “real” money, or exchange Virtual Items for value of any kind outside of a game. Any such transfer or attempted transfer is prohibited and void, and we may terminate your Account because of it, among exercising other remedies available to us under these Terms or applicable law.
ALL SALES ARE FINAL: YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT WE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PROVIDE A REFUND FOR ANY REASON, AND THAT YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE MONEY OR OTHER COMPENSATION FOR UNUSED VIRTUAL ITEMS WHEN AN ACCOUNT IS CLOSED, WHETHER SUCH CLOSURE WAS VOLUNTARY OR INVOLUNTARY, OR WHETHER YOU MADE A PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SITE OR SERVICES OR ANOTHER PLATFORM SUCH AS APPLE, GOOGLE, FACEBOOK, OR ANY OTHER SITES OR PLATFORMS WHERE WE OFFER OUR SERVICES.
PURCHASES TO ACQUIRE A LIMITED LICENSE AND RIGHT TO USE VIRTUAL ITEMS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE TO THE FULLEST EXTENT ALLOWED BY LAW.
Additional Payment Terms:
You agree to pay all fees and applicable taxes incurred by you or anyone using an account registered to you. We may revise the pricing for the Virtual Items it licenses to you through the Services at any time.
Some of our Games may offer subscription-based Services. If you purchase a subscription (or if you activate a trial subscription offered free of charge for a certain period of time that automatically converts to a paid subscription of if not cancelled prior to the expiration of the trial period), then by clicking the purchase button you are requesting that we begin supplying the subscription Services immediately and you are entering into a periodic subscription contract with us. You are also authorizing a charge to you on a recurring basis of a periodic subscription fee at the rate quoted at the time of purchase. By purchasing a subscription, we will automatically charge on a recurring basis the payment method associated with your account. In addition, if you activate a trial subscription offered free of charge for a certain period of time and do not cancel the trial subscription prior to the expiration of that period, the trial subscription will automatically convert to a paid subscription and begin charging on a recurring basis the payment method associated with your account. For subscription Services purchased in a NS Game played on a platform such as Apple or Google, the applicable platform will charge you for the subscription fee and the platform’s payment terms will apply. Please review the appropriate platform’s payment terms carefully for additional information.
Subscription charges will be applied to the payment instrument or method you provide when you start your subscription (or to a different payment instrument or method if you change your account information). Please note that prices and charges, including the fees associated with any subscriptions or the prices for any Virtual Items, are subject to change at any time and in our sole discretion. If we make a change to the periodic subscription rate in U.S. Dollars, we will let you know in advance.
Your subscription will automatically renew each subscription period unless and until you terminate your subscription, or we terminate it. You must cancel your subscription before it renews each billing period (or your trial subscription before expiration of the trial period), otherwise payment of the subscription fees for the next period will be taken automatically via your chosen payment method. You are solely responsible for the timely payment of all fees and charges and in ensuring the accuracy of the payment information associated with your account. If your payment does not process for any reason, your subscription may be automatically cancelled.
For subscriptions purchased through a platform such as Apple or Google (or for trial subscriptions that automatically converts to a paid subscription of if not cancelled prior to the expiration of the trial period), you may cancel at any time directly through the platform, as follows: you can manage and cancel your subscription at any time in your “Account Settings” of your device. For iOS subscriptions, please see Apple’s support page available here. For Google Play subscriptions, please see Google Play’s support page available here.
Except where required by applicable law, subscription payments are non-refundable and there WILL BE no refunds or credits for partially used subscription periods.
- Links to Third Party Websites or Resources
The Services and Apps may contain links to third-party websites or resources. We provide these links only as a convenience and are not responsible for the content, products or services on or available from those websites or resources or links displayed on such websites. You acknowledge sole responsibility for and assume all risk arising from, your use of any third-party websites or resources.
If you use the Services on an Apple device, then you agree and acknowledge that:
– Apple, Inc. bears no duties or obligations to you under the Terms, including, but not limited to, any obligation to furnish you with maintenance and support with respect to the Services;
– You will have no claims, and you waive any and all rights and causes of action against Apple with respect to the Services or the Terms, including, but not limited to claims related to maintenance and support, intellectual property infringement, liability, consumer protection, or regulatory or legal conformance;
– Apple and Apple’s subsidiaries are third party beneficiaries of the Terms. Upon your acceptance of the Terms, Apple will have the right (and will be deemed to have accepted the right) to enforce these Terms against you as a third party beneficiary thereof.
Export Control. You represent and warrant that: (i) you are not located in a country that is subject to a U.S. Government embargo, or that has been designated by the U.S. Government as a “terrorist supporting” country; and (ii) you are not listed on any U.S. Government list of prohibited or restricted parties.
We may terminate your access to and use of the Services, at our sole discretion, at any time and without notice to you. Upon any termination, discontinuation or cancellation of Services or your account, all provisions of these Terms which by their nature should survive will survive, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, limitations of liability, and dispute resolution provisions.
- Warranty Disclaimers
THE SERVICES AND CONTENT ARE PROVIDED “AS IS,” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, WE EXPLICITLY DISCLAIM ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT, AND ANY WARRANTIES ARISING OUT OF COURSE OF DEALING OR USAGE OF TRADE. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY THAT THE SERVICES WILL MEET YOUR REQUIREMENTS OR BE AVAILABLE ON AN UNINTERRUPTED, SECURE, OR ERROR-FREE BASIS. WE MAKE NO WARRANTY REGARDING THE QUALITY, ACCURACY, TIMELINESS, TRUTHFULNESS, COMPLETENESS OR RELIABILITY OF ANY CONTENT.
You will indemnify us and hold us harmless including our affiliated entities and their and its officers, directors, employee and agents, from and against any claims, disputes, demands, liabilities, damages, losses, and costs and expenses, including, without limitation, reasonable legal fees arising out of or in any way connected with (i) your access to or use of the Services or Content or (ii) your violation of these Terms.
- Limitation of Liability
TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, NEITHER WE NOR ANY OTHER PARTY INVOLVED IN CREATING, PRODUCING, OR DELIVERING THE SERVICES OR CONTENT WILL BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, LOSS OF DATA OR GOODWILL, SERVICE INTERRUPTION, COMPUTER DAMAGE OR SYSTEM FAILURE OR THE COST OF SUBSTITUTE SERVICES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT, WHETHER BASED ON WARRANTY, CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), PRODUCT LIABILITY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY, AND WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE BEEN INFORMED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE, EVEN IF A LIMITED REMEDY SET FORTH HEREIN IS FOUND TO HAVE FAILED OF ITS ESSENTIAL PURPOSE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL OUR TOTAL LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THESE TERMS OR FROM THE USE OF OR INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICES OR CONTENT EXCEED THE AMOUNTS YOU HAVE PAID TO US FOR USE OF THE SERVICES, IF ANYTHING.
- Time Limitation on Claims
You agree that any claim you may have arising out of or relating to your relationship with us must be filed within one year after such claim arose; otherwise your claim is permanently barred.
- Dispute Resolution
If you are having a problem with a Service, many issues can be resolved by contacting us. You may find resolution by clicking on the “Support” link on that App. Before bringing a formal legal case, first contact our Customer Support team at firstname.lastname@example.org to address your issue. Most disputes can be resolved that way.
- Governing Law and Venue
These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of Japan without regard to its choice of law or conflict of law principles. Further, you and we agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts in Tokyo, Japan to resolve any dispute, claim, or controversy that relates to or arises in connection with the Services.
- General Terms
These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between us and you regarding the Services and Content, and these Terms supersede and replace any and all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between us and you regarding the Services and Content. If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null. We may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors and permitted assigns.
Any notices or other communications provided by us under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which such notice is transmitted.
Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by our duly authorized representative. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
- Miscellaneous Terms
Photosensitivity Warning — Certain people may react to certain images, backgrounds, features, or effects, including light patterns or flashing lights (regardless of whether they have a diagnosed condition or history) in our Services, Site, or other content. If you or anyone in your family has an epileptic condition, consult your physician prior to playing. If you experience any issues or symptoms while using our Services or playing a Game, IMMEDIATELY discontinue use and consult your physician before returning to our Services or resuming play.
Entire Agreement — These Terms constitute the entire and exclusive understanding and agreement between us and you regarding the Services, and these Terms supersede and replace all prior oral or written understandings or agreements between us and you regarding the Services.
Severability — If for any reason a court of competent jurisdiction finds any provision of these Terms invalid or unenforceable, that provision will be enforced to the maximum extent permissible, and the other provisions of these Terms will remain in full force and effect.
No Assignment or Transfer by You — You may not assign or transfer these Terms, by operation of law or otherwise, without our prior written consent. Any attempt by you to assign or transfer these Terms, without such consent, will be null and void. We may freely assign or transfer these Terms without restriction. Subject to the foregoing, these Terms will bind and inure to the benefit of the parties, their successors, and permitted assigns.
Notices — Any notices or other communications provided by us under these Terms, including those regarding modifications to these Terms, will be given: (i) via email; or (ii) by posting to the Services. For notices made by e-mail, the date of receipt will be deemed the date on which we transmit the notice by email.
No Waiver — Our failure to enforce any right or provision of these Terms will not be considered a waiver of such right or provision. The waiver of any such right or provision will be effective only if in writing and signed by our duly authorized representative. Except as expressly set forth in these Terms, the exercise by either party of any of its remedies under these Terms will be without prejudice to its other remedies under these Terms or otherwise.
If you have any questions about these Terms or the Services, please contact us at email@example.com or the address set forth below.
New Story, Inc.
6F, Ichigo Higashi Ikebukuro Bldg.1-34-5, Higashi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 170-0013, Japan
- Changes to Terms or Services
We may modify the Terms at any time, in our sole discretion. If we do so, we’ll let you know either by posting the modified Terms on the Site or through other communications via the Services. It’s important that you review the Terms whenever we modify them because if you continue to use the Services after we have posted modified Terms on the Site or via the Services, you are