Terms & Conditions

1. Introduction

The website accessible via the URL pathologyassociates.co.jp (“the Site”) is operated by Pathology Associates Co. Ltd. (“Pathology Associates” or “Company”), a company incorporated and existing under the laws of Japan whose registered office is at Level 20, Marunouchi Trust Tower- Main, 1-8-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0005, Japan (“we”, “our” or “us”). We are regulated in Japan by the Financial Services Agency of Japan and registered as a Financial Instruments Business Operator Firm under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan.

This Terms and Condition of the Site (“Terms & Conditions” or “Site Policy”) disclaimer applies to the entire contents of the Site and contains important information explaining the rights of any visitor to the Site (“you” or “your”) to access and use the Site. You should pay particular attention to the ‘Disclaimer of Liability’ section as this excludes or limits our legal liability in connection with your use of the Site. The information, material and content provided within the Site may be changed at any time without notice. We may also make changes to this disclaimer at any time without notice by updating these pages. You should review this section of the Site whenever you access the Site and your continued access to or use of the Site shall constitute proof of such review and your agreement to the latest published version of this disclaimer.

Certain provisions of this disclaimer may be superseded by expressly designated legal or regulatory notices or terms located on particular pages of the Site or on materials that are downloadable from the Site.

We do not warrant or otherwise promise that the Site, use of the Site or this disclaimer (in whole or in part) are in compliance with laws or available for use in locations from which you are accessing the Site. If you choose to access this Site, you do so at your own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws.

2. Copyrights

“All content published on the Site is the copyright of Pathology Associates. As such, it is protected by the copyright laws of any country.

By law, all of the above may not be used (e.g. copied, modified, uploaded, displayed, transmitted, distributed, licensed, sold or published), without the prior written permission of the Company.

Copyright permission will be required in case of any reprint, translation, adaptation and abridgment under the copyright law. It is illegal to reprint, translate, adapt, abridge without permission of Pathology Associates as the copyright holder and quote fails to abide by this act. Legal actions may be taken for any copyright infringements.”

Unless otherwise stated, the copyright and all other intellectual property rights in all material on the Site (including, without limitation, all content, text, graphics, logos, names, artwork, photographs and videos) are owned by us or our licensors. All rights reserved. All copying is forbidden other than in accordance with these limited permissions. You are permitted to view the contents of the Site on screen.

You are also permitted to print one copy of reasonable extracts from the Site for your personal use or private study and to save one copy of such reasonable extracts to your local hard disk for your personal use or private study. All other copying or distribution of any of the contents of the Site is strictly forbidden.

Any copies of any materials printed or downloaded from the Site cannot be modified and any illustrations, photographs, graphics, audio or video separated from any accompanying text. Our status (and that of any identified contributors) as the authors of material on the Site must always be acknowledged.

Other than as necessary for the purposes of viewing the Site, it is strictly forbidden to copy any material on the Site for commercial use in the course of a business or to store any or all of the contents of the Site on a proxy server, cache or other similar form of storage. If you wish to do so, you must contact Pathology Associates in order to obtain an appropriate licence from us or our licensors.

Pathology Associates and our logo (without limitation) are trade marks owned by Pathology Associates. You may not use these names or logos without our express written consent.

3. Indemnification

The company pays due attention to content in the Site. However, the Company does not guarantee the accuracy of the information herein in the Site. The Company reserves the right to amend or abolish any such content without prior notice, and is not liable for any loss or damage, arising from the use of such information.

4. Links

The Site contains links to other sites. The Company does not control these other websites, and as such, we have not reviewed all of the information on such sites. The Company is not responsible for the content of any other sites or any products or services that may be offered through such sites. In addition, the Company is not liable for any loss or damage arising from the use thereof.

We refuse linking to this Site if the linking is applicable to any of the following;

  • linking from content that slander or discredit the Company.
  • linking from illegal content or from content that offend public order and standards of decency.
  • linking from the website that is engaged or concerned in illegal activity.
  • linking by the method of framing or other method that obscures identity of content.”

5. Use of Cookies

“This Site uses cookies. Cookies are a mechanism that stores certain pieces of information in a user’s device, such as a personal computer, through a browser when the website is used. When the user accesses the same website the next time (before the expiration date of the cookies), the data stored in cookies is sent to the website.

Cookies are used on this website for the following purposes:

To enable the font size switch function (large or standard) on some pages; and

To study users’ access status via browsers and use the information to improve the content of the website.

If the user disables the function that allows the acceptance of cookies by a browser, the font size switch function of the website may not operate properly.

We will not read users’ personal information by using cookies. Cookies will not be used for purposes other than those stated above.”

6. Applicable Laws and Court of Competent Jurisdiction

The laws of Japan govern this Site. The interpretation and applicability of the Site policy will be in accordance with such laws. Any disputes regarding this website shall be resolved in the District Court of Tokyo.

7. Changes to the Site Policy

Pathology Associates may make changes to all or part of the Site Policy without prior notice.

8. Disclaimer of Liability

All material on the Site is for information only and does not address the circumstances of any particular individual or entity. The information on the Site is not intended to be comprehensive or complete may not be up-to-date and should not be relied on as such. The Company does not assume or accept any responsibility or liability in relation to either the availability of the Site or the information on it. All information is provided “as is”, without any warranties of any kind and at your sole risk. We make no representations and disclaim all express and implied warranties and conditions of any kind in relation to information on the Site.

Whether or not advised of the possibility, neither Pathology Associates nor any other party involved in creating, producing, maintaining or delivering the Site shall be liable for any kind of loss or damage that may be suffered or claimed by you (or any person claiming under or through you) or to any third party, which arises in connection with the use of, inability to use or the results of use of the Site and any websites linked to the Site or the material on the Site or such other websites, whether such losses or damages are suffered directly or indirectly or are immediate or consequential and whether arising from negligence, breach of contract or otherwise.

Nothing in this disclaimer excludes or limits our liability for fraud, negligence, causing death or personal injury, or for any liability to the extent that it cannot be excluded or limited under the applicable law or regulatory requirements.

9. Legal and Regulatory Information

Nothing on the Site constitutes or forms a part of any offer or solicitation of any offer for sale or subscription of or any invitation or solicitation to offer to buy or subscribe for, any securities, financial instruments or related instruments, nor should it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied upon in any connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever.

Nothing on the Site constitutes professional and/or financial advice, an information agreement, recommendation as to suitability or appropriateness, or an offer or solicitation to enter into any form of transaction. Certain products may be high risk and may not be suitable for all investors. Any discussion of the risks associated with a particular product or service should not be regarded as complete or comprehensive. Advice from a suitably qualified professional should always be sought in relation to any particular matter or circumstances.

Pathology Associates is regulated in Japan by the Financial Services Agency of Japan and is registered as a Financial Instruments Business Operator Firm (Registration Number: Director- General of the Kanto Local Finance Bureau (Kinsho) No. 3183) under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act of Japan. However, we operate in a number of jurisdictions throughout the world.

The information on this Site is intended to be accessed exclusively by Qualified Institutional Investors or Professional Investors, as defined in each region. This Site is not directed to any person in any jurisdiction where (by reason of that person’s nationality, residence or otherwise) the publication or availability of this Site is prohibited. Persons in respect of whom such prohibitions apply must not access this Site.

We will not provide any products or services described herein to any person if the provision of such products or services would be in violation of the law of such person’s home country jurisdiction or any other related jurisdiction.

You are required to acquaint yourself with any local laws and restrictions on the usage of the Site and the availability of any services described on the Site. Please note that the provision of investment services may be restricted in certain jurisdictions and that the information on the Site is not intended for distribution to or use by any person or entity in any jurisdiction or country where such distribution or use would be contrary to local law or regulation. Any electronic communications with us shall be monitored by us in accordance with applicable law.

10. Personal Information Protection

You acknowledge that Pathology Associates may disclose and transfer any information that you provide through this Site to (i) any affiliates of Pathology Associates, its or affiliates’ agents or information providers; (ii) to any other person or entity with your consent; or (iii) if we have a right or duty to disclose or are permitted or compelled to so disclose such information by law.  For more detail, please see our Privacy Policy.