These Participation Rules (hereinafter, the “Rules”) stipulate the rights and obligations of the Biped Robot Association (hereinafter, the “Association”) and registered users (hereinafter, “users” or “participants”). When registering as a competitor on this site, these Rules must first be read in their entirely and consented to.
Additionally, when participating in tournaments, etc., please observe the tournament’s competition rules and cautions.
1. Participant Portrait Rights and Robot Copyrights
Photos and video of participants and robots taken by the Association, partner companies and media companies when registered users participate in tournaments administered by the Association, shall be permitted to be used in various media by the Association, partner companies and media companies, and participants shall not assert these rights.
In using this website, users may not take any of the following actions or actions judged to be the equivalent by the Association.
Actions in violation of the law or actions related to criminal activity
Fraudulent or threatening actions with respect to the Association, other users of this website or other third parties
Actions that contravene public order and morality
Actions that infringe upon the intellectual property rights, portrait rights, privacy rights, honor or other rights or interests of the Association, other users of this website or other third parties
Actions that put an excessive burden on the networks or systems, etc. of this website
Actions with the potential to interfere with the Association’s administration
Actions that involve unauthorized access or attempts at unauthorized access to the networks or systems, etc. of the Association
Actions involving impersonation of a third party
Other actions judged to be inappropriate by the Association
The Association shall bear no responsibility for the following items in connection with use of this website expect for when directly attributable to the Association.
The Association shall bear no responsibility for compensation in connection with suspension, discontinuation or termination of provision of this website by the Association, the website being unable to be used or it being altered, deletion or elimination of information sent by users to this website, cancelation of user registration, deletion of registration data, device failure or damage due to use of this website or any other damage incurred by the user in connection with this website.
The Association shall bear no responsibility with respect to sites that link to this website or sites linked to by this website.
The Association shall bear no responsibility with respect to transactions, communications or disputes, etc. between users or between users and third parties.
4. Governing Law and Competent Court
The laws of Japan shall govern these Rules and usage agreements.
The Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of the first instance over all disputes arising from, or in connection with, these Rules or usage agreements.
5. Refunds of Participation Fees, etc.
If participation in a tournament, etc. is cancelled due to the user’s circumstances and participation fees, etc. have already been paid, and the user indicates to the Association that it is necessary to cancel and have the fees, etc. refunded by the date prior to the first day of the tournament, etc., the user shall bear the bank transfer service charges associated with the refund and an administrative service fee of \1,000 and shall conduct refund procedures. Refunds shall not be provided on or after the date the tournament, etc. begins.
6. Retention Period for Accounts and Related Information
If users have not logged in to this site for one year or more, account information and related information may be deleted.
Established May 21, 2014
Revised August 8, 2016: “the Association and media companies” in “1. Participant Portrait Rights and Robot Copyrights” changed to “the Association, partner companies and media companies”