Terms and Conditions
Please read these terms and conditions carefully. by accessing this site and any pages hereof, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions described below. if you do not agree to the terms and conditions described below, do not access this site, or any pages hereof.
The website of Mizuho Information & Research Institute (the "Site") is administered by Mizuho Information & Research Institute, Inc. ("MHIR"). MHIR reserves the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms and conditions without prior notification. Please check these terms and conditions periodically for changes.
Neither information, nor any opinion contained in the Site, constitutes a solicitation or offer by MHIR or its group companies to buy or sell any financial instruments or provide any investment advice or service.
DISCLAIMER ON FUTURE PROJECTIONS
Information contained in the site may include forward-looking statements with respect to financial conditions, results of operations and businesses of MHIR and its group companies (collectively, "mizuho group"). these forward-looking statements reflect certain risks and uncertainties resulting from changes in the managerial environment. MHIR makes no warranty or guarantee of the accuracy of these statements.
The purpose of the Site is to facilitate fair and timely disclosure of information to Mizuho Group stockholders, investors and customers, as well as providing a broad range of information, including press releases. Information contained in the Site may include "important information" as defined by the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. If a person receives such information by viewing the Site within twelve hours after the release of such information to the media and such person later conducts any sale, purchase or other transactions designated under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law in respect of stocks or other securities or instruments issued by Mizuho Group, such transactions may be deemed to violate the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. Visitors to the Site who are residents of countries other than Japan may be subject to similar restrictions under the laws of their country of residence, and MHIR expects that such visitors will utilize the information contained in the Site in compliance with such restrictions.
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The entire content contained in the Site (including but not limited to all information, brands, designs etc.) is subject to copyright with all rights reserved and may not be used, copied or altered without prior express consent by MHIR.
Rights concerning trademarks, emblems, logos, trade names, etc. used on the Site are protected under the Trademark Law and other laws. Their use, etc. without the permission of their respective rights holders is prohibited by the Trademark Law and other laws.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Information contained in the site is provided "as is" and "as available". mizuho group does not warrant the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information and materials contained on this site, and expressly disclaims liability for errors or omissions contained in such information and materials. no warranty of any kind, expressed or implied, is given as to the contents of this site. mizuho group makes no warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of the information contained in this site for any particular purpose and expressly disclaims any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Mizuho group does not warrant that the functions available on the site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected, or that the site or servers that make such contents available are free of viruses or other harmful components. mizuho group does not warrant or make any representations regarding the use or the results of the use of the contents of the site or regarding sites that link to or from the site or as to the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information available for any particular purpose.
Neither MHIR, nor any of its affiliates, directors, officers or employees, nor any third party vendor will be liable or have any responsibility of any kind for any loss or damage, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with this site or any linked site, or the use thereof or inability of any party to use any thereof, or for any damages, including without limitation direct or indirect, special, incidental, or consequential damages, losses or expenses arising in connection with any failure or interruption of the site, or resulting from the act or omission of any other party involved in making the site or the data contained. herein, or from any other cause relating to access to, inability to access, or use of the site or these contents, interruption, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus or line or system failure, whether or not the circumstances giving rise to such event may have been within the control of MHIR or of any vendor providing software or services support.
RECOMMENDED ENVIRONMENT FOR THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE
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This site may contain links to web sites controlled or administered by third parties not affiliated with MHIR. MHIR accepts no liability for the accuracy, validity, timeliness or completeness of any information contained in any such links. MHIR disclaims liability for any information, materials, products or services offered at any of the third party sites linked to this website. by creating a link to a third party web site, MHIR does not endorse or recommend any products or services offered or information contained at that website, nor is MHIR liable for any failure of products or services offered or advertised at those sites.
The site uses "cookies" for the purpose of ensuring security and providing appropriate information when visitors access the Site. Cookies are a technology that enables the identification of repeat access and visits to the Site by the same visitor through the storage of certain text files (information) on the visitor's terminal via the web browser. However, the cookies used on the Site contain no information that identifies the visitor. Also, ordinarily a visitor can change the browser settings to refuse to accept cookies or to display an alert when a cookie has been accepted. (Ordinarily, browsers are configured to accept cookies.) As a result, however, part of the services on the website may become unavailable. Refer to the section Cookie Settings for information on changing browser settings.
The Site uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer protocol) encrypted transmission for services that involve the handling of visitor information. With SSL encrypted transmission, visitor information is encrypted prior to transmission.
The Site uses "web beacons" for the purpose of providing better services to visitors. Web beacons are small image files embedded in webpages. (Web beacons are also known as "clear GIFs"). By embedding web beacons in specific webpages, MHIR acquires on the website statistical data on matters such as whether those webpages have been visited and the number of visits. Under no circumstances does MHIR acquire information from which individuals can be identified through the use of web beacons.
This 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.
HANDLING OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
Other terms and conditions may be described elsewhere in the Site. Please check these terms and conditions as well as the aforementioned terms and conditions.
These terms and conditions, and use of this Site, shall be governed by the laws of Japan.
(As of September 30, 2011)