1. User Types
The amount and kind of Content that you can view, and the platforms on which you can view the Content, depend on what type of User you are. We offer the following types of Users:
|Educator||An “educator” is a verified teaching professional that has an affiliation with a university.|
|Student||A “student” is a user connected to the “educator” and gains access to the website from the connection with the educator and their university.|
|Professional||A “professional” is a user that is not affiliated with a university.|
2. Educator, Student, and Professional: User Details and Verification
The educator, student, and professional differ in the type of services they can access on the platform.
|User||View Case Study||Buy Case Study||Buy Teaching Notes||Create Coursepack||Invite Students||Comment on case studies||Access My Case Studies and Joined Courses|
*Verified educators have access to all contents on the platform, without purchasing.
For an educator, a verification process is necessary to gain full access to functions on the Nikkei BizRuptors platform.
The verification process requires the educator to identify their affiliation with a university. The options are:
- URL to faculty directory page
- Letter from dean or faculty adviser
- Letter of hire from your university
- Photo of School-issued Faculty ID
- Other (method not listed)
NBLA will then verify the information provided by the educator and confirm verification within 3 working days. Upon verification, an educator will be able to gain access to all services as indicated in Figure 2.
Educators will have to update their verification on an annual basis.
3. Personal Information
You warrant that the information you provide to us is true and accurate and that either the credit card or billing information registered on the Service is valid and usable to pay the purchase fees. It is your responsibility to update the information we hold about you (such as your email address, credit card and billing information), through the “Your Account” page. We are entitled to rely on any information that you provide to us.
The email address that you provide must correspond to a named individual email account and not be a generic or shared email account.
Each registered User will be issued a unique ID which enables you to use the relevant parts of the Service. You are not allowed to share your ID or give access to the Service or the Content to anyone else. Nikkei BizRuptors does not allow multiple Users to use the same ID. You are responsible for all use of the Service made using your ID and for preventing unauthorised use of your ID.
If you provide us with an email address that will result in you receiving our emails via a third party's network or device (e.g. your employer or college), then you promise that you are entitled to use the email address.
If you forget your password or suspect that someone else has accessed the Service using your ID and password, you can reset your password through the Service.
4. How to Purchase
There are three main methods to purchase case studies on the platform: through a single purchase, multiple case studies, or a coursepack.
A coursepack is a bundle of case studies grouped together under a theme. An educator user and professional user can create their own coursepack from the case studies on the platform.
Taxes: Unless otherwise indicated, fees stated on the Website are inclusive of any applicable sales taxes. The breakdown of any applicable sales taxes payable with your purchase is indicated on the invoice you will receive.
Other costs: You shall bear any fee, charge or commission charged for paying your purchase fee. You are also responsible for paying any internet connection or telecommunications charges that you may incur by using the Website.
We reserve the right to reject any offer at our discretion, for any or no reason.
5. Payment Method
The content purchase can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
6. Refund Policy
Upon confirmed purchase, any and all Product(s) in the transaction cannot be refunded.
7. Intellectual Property Rights
All Content belongs to NBLA or its licensors, who own all associated copyrights and other intellectual property rights of the Content.
You acknowledge that you are not granted any rights to the Content and may not use (including but not limited to, making a copy of, duplicating, storing, playing, selling, reselling or reproducing in any other medium) all or any part of the Service and the Content unless such use is permitted by our Copyright Policy.
8. Your Use of the Service
You agree that in using the Service, you will:
a) not publish any content to the Service that infringes the rights of NBLA or any third party, including any intellectual property rights;
b) not transmit, link to or otherwise publish any content to the Service which discriminates or is libellous of any other person or damages any other person's reputation or integrity;
c) not act fraudulently or for any criminal purpose;
d) not transmit, link to or otherwise publish any content to the Service that is threatening, offensive, libellous, indecent, or otherwise unlawful;
e) not cause any interference with the Service (for example by interrupting, disrupting or limiting any communication facilities, communication lines, electronic computers and other equipment and software used by NBLA to provide the Service);
f) not use or attempt to use Content outside the parameters we set depending on what user type you have;
g) not disclose or collect another person's personal information without that person's approval;
h) comply with all applicable laws, regulations and any public orders;
i) not act in a manner that hinders the operation of the Service, damages Nikkei's integrity, infringes on Nikkei's property, or causes any detriment to Nikkei or any other person; and
j) not act in any manner that is determined to be inappropriate by Nikkei at its sole discretion.
NBLA reserves the right to monitor Content usage by all Users (including in terms of volume and frequency) for the term of your user type.
9. Suspension and Termination of Use
c) you have any outstanding debts to NBLA or Nikkei, in Nikkei's opinion; or
d) you engage in any business similar to the Service or have applied for the Service for the purposes of providing any third party engaging in such business with information about the Service.
10. Change of the Service
NBLA may add to, revise or otherwise change the scope of the Service at any time. Any significant reduction in the scope of your purchase or use will take effect only after we have given you a reasonable period of notice, and will apply only following your next payment that is due. As set out in more detail in clause 14, NBLA is not responsible for any change to the Service caused by matters beyond NBLA's control.
11. Third Party Sites and Content
Parts of the Service may contain advertising or other third party content. Advertisers and other third party content providers are responsible for ensuring that such material complies with all applicable laws. NBLA is not responsible for any third party content placed on the Service, including for any error, omission or inaccuracy in any advertising material placed on the Service. The Service may also contain links to other websites. NBLA is not responsible for the availability of these websites or for their content.
While NBLA tries to keep its Service safe, secure, and functioning properly, NBLA cannot guarantee the continuous operation of, or access to, the Content or the Service. NBLA will use reasonable efforts to remedy any faults or interruptions that we are aware of, but NBLA is not liable for matters beyond its control.
You acknowledge that NBLA provides the Service and Content on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. NBLA does not make any promises as to the quality, completeness or accuracy of the Content.
The Content (including any information we publish regarding any third party product(s) or service(s)) is only for your general information and entertainment purposes. The Content, including any content published on the Service by a User, and any other content provided by third parties and distributed by NBLA, does not constitute any form of advice, recommendation, representation, endorsement or arrangement by NBLA. It is not intended to be, and should not be, relied upon by Users in making (or refraining from making) any specific investment, purchase, sale or other decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision, such as from a qualified financial adviser.
Any agreements, transactions or other arrangements made between you and any third party named on (or linked to from) the Service are at your own responsibility and entered into at your own risk. Any information that you receive via the Service, whether or not it is classified as “real time,” may have stopped being current by the time it reaches you. Share price information may be rounded up/down and therefore NBLA does not take any responsibility for its accuracy.
- NBLA will only be responsible for loss or damage you suffer which is a reasonably foreseeable result of NBLA's breach of a legal duty of care owed to you.
- In no event shall the liability of NBLA or its affiliates exceed the amount, if any, paid by you to NBLA for the particular product purchase to which the claim relates.
- NBLA will not be responsible to you for any loss or damage suffered by your business, such as lost data, lost profits or any business interruption.
To the fullest extent permitted by law you acknowledge and agree that our third party content and data suppliers have no liability whatsoever to you in respect of any of their data supplied to you through the Service or as part of the Content.
NBLA reserves complete editorial freedom in the form and substance of the Content and may add to, remove or edit Content at any time on a permanent or temporary basis and with or without notice.
You warrant that you are not, and will not be in the future, a member of or in any way associated with an organised crime group or any other kind of anti-social forces group. You agree that you will not conduct any unjust act against NBLA in the name of anti-social forces.
You may make an inquiry regarding the Service through the "Contact Us" page.
Updated on June 1, 2022