Membership Agreement

With the retirement of with Amuro Namie of September 16, 2018 (Sunday), the official fan club fan space, we will terminate the service Womochimashite September 30, 2018 (Sun).
※ period to the end than October 1, 2017, the annual fee is different for each Join month.


Chapter I General
Article 1 (Purpose)
This Club is constituted of Members supporting Namie Amuro (hereinafter “the Artist”), the purpose of this Club being to support the Artist.

Article 2 (Membership Agreement)
1. This Membership Agreement (hereinafter “this Agreement”) applies to any use of the Service provided by Boardwalk, Inc. (hereinafter “this Company”) by the Members (defined in Article 4), and Members admitted to participate in this Club shall be deemed to have accepted the content of this Agreement.
2. Article 3 Notifications given to Members by this Company and the terms of use of this Club other than this Membership Agreement (collectively “Terms of Use”) shall constitute a part of this Membership Agreement, regardless of title or name.
3. If the provisions of this Agreement and other Terms of Use conflict, the provisions of this Agreement take priority in application.
4. Even if the Terms of Use are translated into a language other than Japanese, the Japanese Terms of Use shall take priority in application. On the websites this Company operates, Members can use the Google Translate API provided by Google, Inc. and other automatic translation functions, however, this Company is not liable for any defect in the translation caused by such machine translation (including erroneous translations and omissions). Images and movies displayed on the websites operated by this Company are not included in said translation.
5. References made to dates and times in the Terms of Use and/or in this Company’s other services and related matters refer to Japanese Standard Time.
6. This Club’s services (including Terms of Use, Specified Commercial Transactions, and Privacy Policy) operate in the Japanese language and are based on the laws of Japan.

Article 3 (Notifications to Members)
From time to time, this Company will use methods it deems fit such as e-mail and website posts to notify Members of important information.

Chapter II Members
Article 4 (Members)
1. In this Agreement, “Member” refers to an individual who has consented to this Agreement and applied for membership through our designated method so as to be admitted, and has paid the admission fee and the annual membership fee – however, this Company may reject applications at its discretion. Furthermore, the admission fee and annual membership fee are to be paid in Japanese yen by a designated payment method, and depending on payment method, payment will be made after the calculation into Japanese yen at the predetermined exchange rate.
2. When applying to this Club, Members must meet all the following conditions.
(1) Not making any false declarations in any part of their application for membership.
(2) Being a real individual person, not a legal entity.
(3) Paying the admission fee, annual membership fee, and ticket purchase price by the designated date.
(4) Having never been forced to withdraw from this Club in the past.
(5) Having never resold or attempted to resell any ticket, or any other item similar to a ticket, obtained or to be obtained from this Club to any third party.
(6) Not using membership status or rights for any other purpose than your own personal amusement.
(7) Being able to produce identification documents or a copy of such documents if deemed necessary by this Club.

Article 5 (Membership Admission)
1. This Company accepts applications for membership via a separately determined procedure, admitting membership only after going through the necessary examinations and procedures.
2. If an applicant is underage or otherwise requires the consent of a legal representative, such applicant shall obtain the prior consent of his/her parental authority or other legal representative.
3. This Company may refuse admission to this Club if it is determined that an applicant falls under any of the following criteria.
(1) If such applicant does not meet any of items (1) to (7) of Article 4, Clause 2.
(2) If it is otherwise deemed inappropriate to admit such applicant as Member.
4. Admission may be withdrawn, even once granted, if the admitted Member is judged to fall under either of the preceding provisions.

Article 6 (Membership Benefits)
Members may receive the following benefits. Benefits are provided in Japanese. Specific benefits change from time to time. Furthermore, Members-only merchandise, Member newsletters, and other benefits can only be distributed within Japan.
(1) Issuance of a digital membership certificate
(2) Access to concert ticket pre-orders
(3) Mail-order Members-only merchandise (when available)
(4) Other benefits that this Club provides

Article 7 (Membership Certificate)
This Company issues Membership Certificates to its Members.
1. Membership Certificates are electromagnetic records (that is, they are “Digital Membership Certificates”). A mobile phone or smartphone is required to use Digital Membership Certificates (This Company does not guarantee that Digital Membership Certificates are compatible with every device).
2. This Club, or an entity to which this Company has assigned business, may require a Membership Certificate and identification at the site of performance. Members are asked to have a piece of identification with them at all performance venues. Further, Members must produce their Membership Certificate and identification when requested, and failure to do this, or failure to bring such documents may result in ejection from the venue. Members who are ejected from the venue cannot receive a refund of their ticket price or any other compensation.
3. Membership Certificates cannot be resold/rendered/assigned to a third party.

Article 8 (Membership Fees)
1. Members shall pay the admission fee and the annual membership fee (hereinafter “Membership Fees”) as separately provided at the time of admission and at the time of renewal of their membership term. If the remaining effective term of a membership is less than one (1) year, the annual membership fee shall be calculated by months, provided that the month including the date on which membership is completed shall not be counted in for this monthly-base calculation.
2. Membership Fees as provided in the preceding clause shall be determined by us separately.
3. Members shall not do any of the following acts in connection to the credit card company or payment account used to pay for this Service.
(1) Using false names for credit cards.
(2) Fraudulently using another’s credit card.
(3) Other acts deemed inappropriate by the credit card company or financial institution.

Article 9 (Effective Term of Membership)
1.The effective term of a membership (hereinafter “the Effective Term”) runs from the date on which membership is completed (when membership is admitted), ending on the last day of immediately following September (hereinafter “the Membership Term”).
The Membership Term is shown on Members’ My Page.
2. If a Member wishes to continue his/her membership after the initial Membership Term, he/she should pay the annual membership fee for the subsequent year (a subsequent membership year commences on October 1st and ends on September 30th of a year) to the Company, to be received by the separately determined date using the designated payment method, and once receipt of this is confirmed, the Membership Term is extended for one (1) year. Provided, however, the Artist represented to retire as of September 16th 2018, as such this Club will also dissolve as of the last day of September 2018 to accordingly discontinue the Services. In line with this context, in no event a Membership Term shall be extended after the last day of September 2018.
3. Once the Membership Term has lapsed, membership becomes invalid. Membership cannot be renewed after the Membership Term has lapsed.
4. Where the preceding clause applies, this Company will not generally resend any mail services sent out in the time between the end of the Membership Term and the re-admission date.

Article 10 (Member Obligations)
1. Members take responsibility for their individual Membership Certificates and Membership Number as given by this Company, and this Company accepts no liability for any damage suffered by a Member due to such Member’s insufficient control, malpractice, or unauthorized use by a third party.
2. Members shall not lend, transfer, or assign their Membership Certificate and/or Membership Number as given by this Company without obtaining the prior consent of this Company.
3. Members shall promptly notify the Company of any change to their registered details at the time of membership application, including name, address, telephone number, and other designated information.
4. This Company is not liable in any event where a Member does not receive an event notification etc. from this Company because of their failure to notify in accordance with the preceding clause.

Article 11 (Prohibitions)
Members shall not do any of the following actions when using this Club’s Services.
(1) Reproducing, selling, publishing, broadcasting, or otherwise making public any data, information, text, sound, picture, or illustration etc. (collectively “Data”) in any context other than fair use as determined by copyright law.
(2) Infringing or potentially infringing the property rights, privacy, or image rights of the Artist or other third party.
(3) Any action which amounts or potentially amounts to slandering, or damaging the honor or goodwill of the Artist or other third party.
(4) Reselling preferential ticket reservation rights obtained through the membership benefits, tickets, merchandise, or other rights, to a third party via an Internet auction; or otherwise assigning, lending, transferring to a third party, or pledging or collateralizing any of said rights.
(5) Forcing the Artist to communicate or give an interview, or requesting this Company or its corporate group to communicate with or interview the Artist. (6) Taking any action intending to use this Club for a Members’ own gain, or the gain of a third party, or any act intending to prepare for such action (“Business Activities).
(7) Using this Club for a pre-election campaign, election campaign, or any similar action, or to take any action conflicting with the Public Offices Election Act.
(8) Using this Club to conduct religious activities including promotion of a religion, or activities related to a religious association including establishing a religious body, conducting religious activities, or participating in a religious body making use of this Club.
(9) Besides the above acts, conducting any action offending statute, public order and morals, or interfering with the operation of this Club.

Article 12 (Withdrawal)
1. Any Member wishing to withdraw from this Club should give this Club notice in the prescribed way.
2. If this Company finds any breach of this Agreement or other Terms of Use (including this Company’s separately defined Ticket Sales Agreement), or a Member adopts conduct otherwise seen to be inappropriate, their membership may be temporarily suspended, or they may be forced to withdraw.
3. When a Member withdraws from the membership, Membership Fees and other Service usage fees already paid by the Member will not be refunded under any circumstances.
4. Members are not exempted from paying the purchase price of any membership benefits or other fees generated by this Club’s services outstanding at the time of withdrawal, even after withdrawal.

Chapter III Other Matters
Article 13 (Ticket Sales Agreement)
Transactions involving the tickets sold or distributed by this Company to Members (hereinafter “Tickets”) are governed by this Company’s separate Ticket Agreement.

Article 14 (Changes to the Service)
1. This Company reserves the right to change membership benefits and other Services without notifying the Members beforehand.
2. Where the previous clause applies, Members shall be notified after the fact via the methods described in Article 3.

Article 15 (Suspension of the Service)
1. This Company reserves the right to suspend or discontinue the provision of all or a part of its Services without giving prior notification to the Members for reasons pertaining to the Artist, the operating status of this club, or other unpredictable circumstances.
2. Where the previous clause applies, Members shall be notified after the fact via the methods described in Article 3.

Article 16 (Dissolution of this Club and Transfer of Operating Company)
1. This Company may dissolve this Club if it is deemed to be difficult to maintain the operation of this Club depending on the Artist’s activity status or for any other reason.The Artist has announced that she will retire on 16th September 2018. As such, this Club will be dissolved on the last day of September 2018, when the Services of this Club will also be discontinued.
2. Where the previous clause applies, Membership Fees already paid, and prices for goods and services sold as membership benefits will not be reimbursed. This Company may temporarily suspend or discontinue the operation of this Club without notifying the Members beforehand if any of the following situations occur.
(1) Periodic or urgent system maintenance
(2) Fire or blackout, making the management of this Club impossible
(3) Act of God such as earthquake, volcanic eruption, flood, or tsunami, making the management of this Club impossible
(4) War, riot, disturbance, or labor dispute, making the management of this Club impossible
(5) If it is otherwise determined that it is necessary to suspend or discontinue this Club
3. This Company may assign or succeed some or all of the business operations of this Club and/or the Membership Agreement between this Club and its Members to a third party. Members of this Club agree to such assignment or succession in advance.

Article 17 (Compensation for Loss)
If a Member damages this Company or a third party through their use of this Club, they will be liable for compensating the loss.

Article 18 (Disclaimer)
1. This Company and the Artist assume no liability for the Services provided, except for matters arising out of or in connection with this Company’s intentional acts or gross negligence.
2. Inquiries about the operation of this Club and the Members shall be referred solely to this Club.
3. All notifications sent to the Members shall be delivered to their registered e-mail addresses.
4. If a time-limited notification is not checked until the deadline has passed, the Member’s right of application is lost. Inquiries will not be taken after the application deadline.
5. If tickets etc. for a specific date are not delivered due to absence etc., they become invalid after the date of performance, and cannot be refunded. Further, for e-tickets, this Company accepts no liability for tickets from the day that it is possible to download them from the ticket sales website (e-ticket issuance day).
6. Where there has been a notification through means other than e-mail or website post, even if a Member is not in a position to receive such notification, that Member is not entitled to bring a claim in this regard.
7. In some cases, notifications will be issued in parallel both on e-mail and a post online.
8. Members accept that tickets obtained through this Club may not always be closer to the stage than tickets obtained through other means, and that seats and reference numbers are determined by draw, not on a first-come first-served basis, and that Members are not allowed to bring an objection in this regard. It may also not be possible to obtain two tickets next to each other through this Club.
9. This Company is not liable for defects or accidents in postal transfers or convenience store payments.
10. Communications with Members, including notifications given under the Terms of Use, shall be made in English or Japanese, and not in any other language. Further, the Services of this Company and this Club are only offered within normal business hours in Japan.
11. No assurance is given by this Company in any circumstance that this Club’s services are in line with the moral frameworks/ethics/religious outlooks of countries other than Japan.

Article 19 (Changes to this Agreement)
1. This Company may change, add to, amend, or retract the contents of this Membership Agreement without prior notification to the Members.
2. Where the previous clause applies, Members shall be notified after the fact via the methods described in Article 3.

Article 20 (Settlement)
Matters not stipulated herein or doubts relating to interpretation of this Agreement shall be settled between this Company and the Members through discussion in good faith.

Article 21 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction)
This Agreement’s constitution, performance, and interpretation shall be made out in accordance with the laws of Japan. Any legal action to be taken between parties in connection with this Agreement will take place under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court in the first instance. Even if the laws of a foreign state apply compulsorily, this Agreement shall have binding force except for the part deemed invalid based on such compulsory laws.

Boardwalk, Inc.
1-7 Koujimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Supplementary provision: this Agreement is in force from 15 March 2015.

Ticket Sales Agreement
Article 1 (Basic Agreement)
This Ticket Sales Agreement provides the terms of purchase and use of tickets which Boardwalk, Inc. (hereinafter “this Company”) sells or distributes (hereinafter “Ticket(s)”). Any applicants who have requested Tickets (hereinafter “Applicants”) shall be deemed to have agreed to this Ticket Sales Agreement.
Article 2 (Sale of Tickets)
1. Tickets will be sold by the means this Company deems appropriate.
2. Where there are many Applicants, Tickets will be drawn by fair and proper means as deemed appropriate, and only those selected will be able to purchase Tickets.
3. Depending on the performance, there may be purchase conditions such as Ticket volume limitations or requiring a mobile phone/smartphone.
4. Members agree that seats and reference numbers are determined by draw, and not on a first-come first-serve basis, and as such Members shall not have the right to raise objections to this.
5. Cancellation or amendments of Ticket applications cannot be accepted after the Ticket application or purchase has been made.
6. Tickets will not be reissued once sent out, regardless of the reason.

Article 3 (Invalidation of Application)
Where any of the following situations apply, this Company may invalidate Ticket applications, or annul the results of a draw.
(1) If multiple applications are made from the same address (excluding those by family members and housemates)
(2) If multiple applications are made with the same handwriting under different Applicant names
(3) If the Applicant’s address is the address of a legal entity
(4) If the Applicant does not exist, or their existence is doubtful
(5) If the Applicant makes an application for the purpose of reselling to a third party, or for letting a third party make use of the Ticket
(6) If the Applicant’s membership is suspended, or the Applicant is forced to withdraw from this Club due to their violation of this Ticket Sales Agreement at the time of application.
(7) If there is any false declaration, mistake, or omission on the application form

Article 4 (Payment of the Price)
1. Applicants must pay the purchase price of the Ticket in accordance with the payment method and due date as designated by this Company. The Ticket purchase price is to be paid in Japanese yen using the method designated by this Company, and depending on the payment method, payments are to be made after conversion into Japanese yen at a predetermined exchange rate.
2. If receipt of an Applicant’s payment cannot be confirmed by the due date, that application will be invalidated.

Article 5 (Communications)
1. This Company will send all communications to Applicants to the Applicant’s registered e-mail or home address, and by sending such notification or communication, this Company is released from any and all liability for non-arrival of notifications or communications.
2. If the Applicant does not receive their Ticket(s), they may inquire about the Ticket, showing a receipt bearing the stamp of a financial institution, but after the relevant performance has finished, Applicants accept that they are no longer entitled to bring any objection.
3. This Company takes no responsibility for defects or accidents attributable to internet service providers or the Post Office.
4. Communications with Applicants shall be in Japanese or English, and no other language.

Article 6 (Ticket Invalidation)
1. A Ticket may be invalidated in any of the following situations.
(1) Any situation pursuant to Article 3
(2) If the purchased Ticket is offered on an internet auction (if the seat number is shown, we will send a confirmation message to all Applicant(s) who purchased that seat number).
(3) If the Ticket is offered for sale in a ticket shop etc.
(4) If the Ticket is used for scalping (“Ticket Scalping”), which is prohibited under the “Ordinances Preventing Violent Acts Disturbing the Public” of each prefecture.
2. Where a Ticket is invalidated due to any provisions in the preceding clause, the Ticket purchase price will not be refunded.
3. If an Applicant made an application for two or more Ticket(s), and any of those Ticket(s) have been invalidated due to the first clause of this Article, this Company may also take measures to invalidate the other Ticket(s) applied for.

Article 7 (Restrictions on Venue Entry)
1. This Company may prohibit a visitor and their companions from entering a performance venue (“Venue”) if any of the following situations apply.
(1) If a visitor and/or their companions are asked for identification to prove their fan club Member or companion status, such as Digital Membership Certificate or ID, and refuse to do so without reason
(2) If it cannot be verified that a visitor is an Applicant or a companion
(3) If any Ticket in their possession has been resold for the purpose of profit through online auction or Ticket Scalping
(4) If any Ticket in their possession was purchased at a higher price than the official selling price
(5) If they try to bring a sound/image/video recording device such as a camera into the Venue
(6) If they record any sound/images/video in the Venue
(7) If they disobey the instructions of the organizer in the Venue
(8) If they purchase any illegally produced sound/images/videos in the Venue
(9) If they excessively follow or slander performers
(10) If they disturb other visitors at the Venue
2. Applicants are liable for compensating for any damage suffered by other visitors, concert staff, or the Artist as a result of any of the actions described in the preceding clause.
3. This Company reserves the right to refuse further Ticket sales to Applicants who have taken any of the actions described in clause 1 of this Article.

Article 8 (Disclosure of Applicant Personal Information)
This Company may disclose Applicant’s personal information if it is formally asked to disclose such information under law by a public authority such as a court or the police.

Article 9 (Changes to this Agreement)
This Company may change, add to, amend, or redact this Agreement without giving prior notification to Applicants.

Article 10 (Settlement)
Matters not stipulated herein or doubts relating to interpretation of this Agreement shall be settled between this Company and Applicants through discussion in good faith.

Article 11 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction)
This Agreement’s constitution, performance, and interpretation shall be made out in accordance with the laws of Japan. Any legal action to be taken between parties in connection with this Agreement will take place under the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court in the first instance. Even if the laws of a foreign state apply compulsorily, this Agreement shall have binding force except for the part deemed invalid based on such compulsory laws.

Boardwalk, Inc.
1-7 Koujimachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Supplementary provision: this Agreement is in force from 15 March 2015.