Books and Rights Marketplace
Basic Agreement for Visitors
The Books and Right Marketplace is an online matching site for those who wish to sell the right to translate for publication of a foreign book and those who wish to buy it. The description of this online site is English and Japanese for a time being, but will be expanded to other language in the future. Reading in English or Japanese, a visitor may translate and publish in other language.
The services of the Books and Rights Marketplace are provided by Babel Corporation, 1110 University Avenue, Suite #510, Honolulu, Hawaii 96826, U.S.A. with Japan Office at Kioicho Building third floor, 3-12 Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084 Japan (hereinafter called as “we” “us” “our”). The followings are the basic provisions for using the services of the Books and Rights Marketplace (hereinafter “BRM”). By reading the provisions first and confirming for agreement and taking an online registration procedure, the BRM site visitor becomes a registered guest (hereinafter called as “you”) who is deemed to execute a legally effective agreement with us may receive the BRM services from us.
1. Registration of You
( 1 ) In order to enter into the BRM site, you shall take the procedure for registration of the BRM reader subject
to our formats and procedures.
( 2 ) You may not pretended to be another person existing.
( 3) The personal information provided by you to us shall be protected in accordance with the BRM Personal
Information Protection Policy which is shown separately.
2. Book Release
( 1 ) On the BRM site, there appear and be available for you to see ①book press release and/or
② presentation of information on those books published and to be published in a certain language.
The BRM site is provided in (a) English and Japanese, or (b) Japanese and a language other than
English. The term “published” in the foregoing provision includes electronic publication in addition to
traditional (paper) publication.
( 2 ) The uploading and appearance on the BRM site shall be based on the book press release and/or the
presentation of a book by (a) an author of the book, (b) a publisher who published the book, or (c) a
translator who read the book (hereinafter respectively referred to as “Author Presentation”, “Publisher
Presentation”, and “Translator Presentation”). As to the agreements between these who wish the book
press release and presentation to the BRM and us, the Author Presentation, Agreement, the Publisher
Presentation Agreement, and the Translator Presentation Agreement which are separately shown shall
( 3 ) You may visit and enter into the BRM site and read these book press releases and presentations
uploaded and appeared on it.
( 4 ) In relation to reading the book press releases and presentations uploaded and appeared on the BRM
site, you may request us the following additional services under the price list separately shown:
( a ) If the book press release or presentation lacks summary or synopsis, to prepare and
provide them in the language you designate (“Summary and Synopsis Service”);
( b ) To intermediate for obtaining copyright permission for translation and publication
(“Copyright Intermediation Service”);
( 5 ) You may present for contribution to the BRM your comment, criticism, evaluation, etc. of the books, which
will be gratis and be uploaded and appeared on the specified column in the BRM site.
3. Requirement for Your Presentation for Contribution
If you present for contribution pursuant to the paragraph (5) of the preceding clause, your presentation for contribution shall satisfy any of the following requirements:
( 1 ) Your presentation shall not be those that libel, slander, or defame any other person, nor includes any
such expression in part of in whole;
( 2 ) Your presentation shall not include anti-social contents such as sex, violence and terrorism;
( 3 ) Your presentation shall not be those that increase racial discrimination or prejudice against a group or
an individual, nor include any such expression in part or in whole;
( 4 ) Your presentation shall not be information falling under misreading representation or information that
may mislead the BRM readers, nor include any such expression in part or in whole;
( 5 ) Your presentation shall not be those that advertise your own products or services to the BRM readers or
induce them to those;
( 6 ) Your presentation shall not be those that infringe other person’s copyright;
( 7 ) Your presentation shall not be those that infringe other person’s privacy, portrait right, or trade secrets; or
( 8 ) Otherwise your presentation shall not be those that may constitute violation of law or a crime under
penal code, or that may cause a civil liability to other person.
4. Prohibited Acts
Your act that falls under any of the following shall be prohibited:
( 1 ) To transmit to the BRM site your presentation that does not accord to the said requirements prescribed
in the preceding clause;
( 2 ) To transmit to the BRM site a chain mail, a junk mail, spam, or any other annoyable mail;
( 3 ) To use unjustly the BRM site or services in order to collect names and addresses of the BRM registrants
or the BRM visitors;
( 4 ) To manufacture and publish your own internet site by using the services, information, or contents of the
BRM site without obtaining prior written consent of us, or to manufacture and use otherwise derivative
( 5 ) To use inappropriately, copy, frame or mirror in part or in whole the BRM site or the services thereof
without obtaining prior written consent of us;
( 6 ) To link with the BRM without obtaining prior written consent of us, or otherwise take means to induce the
BRM readers to other website;
( 7 ) To change, alter or amend in whole or in part the software that is used for the BRM site;
( 8 ) To use in, transmit to or keep in the BRM a harmful or malicious code, file, script, agent or program such
as virus, worm, time bomb, and Trojan horse.
5. Our Right in and to the BRM
( 1 ) We retain and reserve all the rights and reserve all the rights in and to the BRM site and services
including but not limited to copyright, copyright licenses, trademark right and other intellectual property
( 2 ) You shall not copy, reprint or reproduce, change, alter or amend, publish, transmit, make available,
( 3 ) Your presentation for contribution to the BRM site shall be deemed that upon presentation you grant us automatically an exclusive, world wide, gratis, irrevocable, eternal and sub licensable license to use your copyright in and to the presentation.
acquire, grant a license to use, translate, or adopt the said rights of us or information appeared on the
BRM site, without obtaining prior written consent of us.
6. Non-uploading and Deletion
7. Disputes between the BRM Users You shall be responsible yourself for any and all disputes and controversies between you and the BRM presenter (i.e. Author Presenter, Publisher Presenter and Translator Presenter) and between you and any other visitors to the BRM. We will not intervene or intermediate in these disputes and controversies.
In the event that in our judgment your presentation for contribution to the BRM falls under the provisions stipulated in the foregoing clause 3 or 4, we may at our discretion suspend the uploading of your presentation, or delete the same out of the BRM site. You may not claim a complaint or request for damages of the measures taken by us as above.
8. Immunity from Responsibility of the BRM
( 1 ) We do not warrant and represent the exactness and trustability of the descriptions and information uploaded and appeared on the BRM site. You agree and understand that it is your responsibility to use the descriptions and information uploaded and appeared on the BRM site. ( 2 ) We will endeavor that the BRM site will run for 24 hours a day in a normal case, provided, however, that
we do not warrant and represent that the BRM site shall run at all times without an error or an
( 3 ) We shall not be responsible for a temporary interruption of access to the BRM site without notice which
( 4 ) In any event our responsibility shall be limited to the extent of the money that you have paid us for your using the BRM. ( 5 ) In the event that any claim or action which may arise out of or in relation to your use of or activities in the
may occur because of system disturbance, repair, necessity for maintenance, or any other reason
uncontrollable by us.
BRM site is brought against us, you shall indemnify and keep harmless us from and against any and all
loss and damage coming from such claim or action.
( 6 ) If you breach any provision in this Agreement whereby you cause any loss or damage against us, you shall compensate us for all the damages that we suffer. 9. Personal Information Protection Policy Your personal information to be provided in relation to the BRM shall be handled in accordance with the BRM Personal Information Protection Policy, which is shown separately.
( 1 ) Severability
If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to an applicable law or
regulation, the said provision shall be superseded by a provision that has a closest meaning in both
parties’ intention, and all the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in effect.
( 2 ) Assignment
We may assign and transfer any and all rights and obligations provided herein to any other party or
parties, provided, however, that you may not do so.
( 3 ) Relationship
You understand and agree that there arises and exists no joint venture relationship, joint enterprise
relationship, employment relationship or agency relationship between you and us as the results of this
Agreement and using the BRM site.
( 4 ) Contract
This Agreement becomes an effective contract between you and us by your express acceptance or by
your using the BRM site as an implied acceptance by you.
( 5) Governing Laws
( 6 ) Jurisdiction Any and all disputes and controversies which may arise out of or in relation to this Agreement or breach
The governing laws of this Agreement shall be the laws of the United States of America or the laws of the
State of Hawaii as to an applicable subject.
thereof shall be subject to the jurisdiction of Honolulu District Court of Hawaii.
11. Change, etc. of this Agreement
We may at our discretion change, alter, amend, add, supplement, omit, or delete any provision in and to and from this Agreement at any time. You shall be subject to such change, etc., and bound by the new agreement upon the day of such change, etc. (the “Effective Date”). The change, etc. of this Agreement will be uploaded and appear on the BRM for 30 days from the Effective Date. Your continuous use of the BRM site shall be deemed that you agree such change, etc.
Last updated July7, 2010