General Terms For Users

 

1. Service

Smart Housing Japan (“SHJ”) operates the website available under www.smarthousingjapan.com (“Website”). The Website is an online platform for rental opportunities and contains rental listings that can be searched and filtered according to users’ preferences. For booking of a rental listing that is displayed on the Website, a user will be redirected to the respective site of a responsible third party.

 

2. No liability for third-party content/contracts

SHJ is not responsible for third party content (such as prices) displayed on the Website. Where the Website offers links to other sites and content provided by third parties, these links are provided for user’s information only. SHJ has no control regarding the contents of those sites or resources. Third-party terms and conditions may apply to the Website’s listings. SHJ is not responsible for any agreements users enter into with any third party regarding a listing on the Website.

 

3. Use of the Website

A user of the Website is allowed to use the Website only for non-commercial purposes. A user is not allowed to (i) disassemble, reverse engineer or decompile in any other way any software, application, or hardware contained in or available via the Website except as permitted by law, or (ii) copy, distribute, communicate to the public, sell, rent, lend or otherwise use the content of the Website except as permitted by law (iii) use any automated program or application to scan, copy, index, sort or otherwise exploit the Website content or any part thereof.

 

4. Changes to the Terms of Use

SHJ may change these Terms of Use. An updated version of these Terms of Use will be placed on the Website. Regularly reviewing the Website ensures that Users are always aware of the Terms of Use’s latest version.

 

5. Dispute Resolution

The Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) provides an online dispute resolution platform, which can be found at https://idrc.jp/en/. We are not obligated to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer sacking office and are willing to do so.

 

6. Contact
For feedback, questions, or other comments regarding this Terms of Use please contact info@pacificbusinesskk.com, write to Pacific Business KK, Mukai Building 5F, 1-13-14 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-0014

 

General Terms For Hosts

 

1. Introduction and Acceptance of Agreement
This Smart Housing Japan Agreement, (the “Agreement”), sets forth the terms and conditions pursuant to which Smart Housing Japan (“SHJ”) will provide you or the entity that you represent (“You”) with the right to access and use the SHJ.

To access and use SHJ, You must click “I Agree” where indicated in the SHJ  user registration process. BY CLICKING “I AGREE” IN CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT, BY ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, OR BY OTHERWISE ACCESSING OR USING THE SHJ, YOU SIGNIFY YOUR AGREEMENT TO ALL TERMS, CONDITIONS, AND NOTICES CONTAINED OR REFERENCED IN THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO SUCH TERMS, CONDITIONS AND/OR NOTICES, YOU MAY NOT ACCESS OR USE THE SHJ.

SHJ reserves the right to revise any portion of this Agreement in its sole discretion at any time and without prior notice to You by updating this posting. Thus, You should visit this page periodically for changes. If You disagree with any changes to this Agreement, Your sole remedy is to discontinue Your use of the SHJ. Your continued use of the SHJ  after a change has been posted constitutes Your acceptance of the change thereafter. 

2. Scope of Services
The SHJ Platform is an online marketplace that enables Hosts (“Hosts”) to publish listings (“Listings”) on the SHJ Platform and to receive direct inquiries from the users (“Users”) that are seeking to book such Listings.

3. Content
3.1 SHJ may, at its sole discretion, enable Hosts to (i) create, upload, post, send, receive and store content, such as text, photos, audio, video, or other materials and information on or through the SHJ Platform.

3.1 You will not post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) is fraudulent, false, misleading (directly or by omission or failure to update information) or deceptive; (ii) is defamatory, libelous, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (iii) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (iv) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person or animal; (v) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances. SHJ may, without prior notice, remove or disable access to any Host Content that SHJ finds to be in violation of applicable law or these Terms.

4. Service Fee
4.1. SHJ, in its sole discretion, will have the right to offer several Plans. SHJ will make available on the SHJ  a summary of these Plans, and You will have the ability to select the Plan that You prefer. At the end of the then-current Plan Period, to the extent SHJ offers different Plans, You will also have the ability to change the Plan to which You subscribe by contacting us at info@pacificbusinesskk.com. 

4.2. You are responsible for paying any Service Fees that you owe to SHJ. The Invoice of applicable Service Fees (including any applicable Taxes) will be sent to the Host at the end of each month and will need to be paid by the due date. Except as otherwise provided on the SHJ Platform, Service Fees are non-refundable.

5. Terms applicable to all Listings

5.1 When creating a Listing through the SHJ Platform you must (i) provide complete and accurate information about your Listing (such as listing description, location, and calendar availability), (ii) disclose any deficiencies, restrictions (such as house rules) and requirements that apply (such as any minimum age, proficiency or fitness requirements for an Experience) and (iii) provide any other pertinent information requested by SHJ. You are responsible for keeping your Listing information (including calendar availability) up-to-date at all times.

5.2 You are solely responsible for setting a price (including any Taxes if applicable, or charges such as cleaning fees) for your Listing (“Listing Fee”). 

5.3 Pictures, animations, or videos (collectively, "Images") used in your Listings must accurately reflect the quality and condition of your Listing. SHJ may reserve the right to require that Listings have a minimum number of Images of a certain format, size and resolution.

6. Listing Accommodations

6.1 Unless expressly allowed by SHJ, you may not list more than one Accommodation per Listing.

6.2 If you choose to require a security deposit for your Accommodation, you must specify this in your Listing ("Security Deposit"). 

6.3 You represent and warrant that any Listing you post and the booking of, or a Guest's stay at, an Accommodation will (i) not breach any agreements you have entered into with any third parties, such as homeowners association, condominium, or other agreements, and (ii) comply with all applicable laws (such as zoning laws), Tax requirements, and other rules and regulations (including having all required permits, licenses and registrations). As a Host, you are responsible for your own acts and omissions and are also responsible for the acts and omissions of any individuals who reside at or are otherwise present at the Accommodation at your request or invitation, excluding the Guest and any individuals the Guest invites to the Accommodation.

7. No liability Booking Modifications, Cancellations, Late Payments, and Damages caused to the Accommodation.
SHJ is not responsible for Booking Modifications, Cancellations, Late Payments, and Damages caused to the Accommodation. SHJ has no control regarding the Guest's actions and SHJ is not responsible for any agreements Guests enter with the Hosts.

8. Term and Termination, Suspension, and Other Measures
8.1 This Agreement shall be effective for a 30-day term, at the end of which it will automatically and continuously renew for subsequent 30-day terms until such time when you or SHJ terminate the Agreement in accordance with this provision.

8.2 You may terminate this Agreement at any time by sending us an email. If you cancel your SHJ Account as a Host, any remaining Service Fees must be paid by the due date.

8.3 SHJ may terminate this Agreement for convenience at any time by giving you thirty (30) days' notice via email to your registered email address.

8.4 SHJ may immediately, without notice, terminate this Agreement and/or stop providing access to the SHJ Platform if you have materially breached your obligations under these Terms, the Payments Terms, our Policies or Standards.

9. Dispute Resolution

The Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) provides an online dispute resolution platform, which can be found at https://idrc.jp/en/. We are not obligated to participate in a dispute settlement procedure before a consumer sacking office and are willing to do so.

 

10. Contact

For feedback, questions, or other comments regarding this Terms of Use please contact info@pacificbusinesskk.com, write to Pacific Business KK, Mukai Building 5F, 1-13-14 Sekiguchi, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo 112-0014