Overseas Membership Rules

Chapter 1 General Provisions

Article 1 (Purpose)
This club (the “Club”) consists of members who support artists of RISINGPRODUCTION Co., Ltd. (the “Artists”) and is organized for the purpose of supporting the Artists.
Article 2 (Overseas Membership Rules)
  1. These membership rules (these “Rules”) shall apply in any and all cases in which the Overseas Members (as defined in Article 4) use the services of the Club provided by RISINGPRO HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), and by admission to the Club, the Overseas Members shall be deemed to have agreed to and accepted these Rules.
  2. The notices that the Company provides to the Overseas Members pursuant to Article 3 and the rules and other regulations corresponding to each service of the Club prescribed by the Company in addition to these Rules (collectively, these “Rules, etc.”) shall form a part of these Rules notwithstanding their designations.
  3. In the event of any conflict or discrepancy between these Rules and these Rules, etc., the provision of these Rules, etc. shall govern.
Article 3 (Notice to Overseas Members)
The Company shall provide the Overseas Members with necessary information from time to time via postings on the website run by the Company or in any other manner that the Company deems appropriate.

Chapter 2 Overseas Member

Article 4 (Overseas Member)
As used in these Rules, “Overseas Member” shall mean an individual residing outside of Japan who, pursuant to the prescribed steps of the Club, has agreed to and accepted these Rules and applied for admission to the Club in the manners prescribed by the Club, and, having been admitted by the Club, paid the admission fee and annual membership fee. However, the Club, in its sole judgment, may refuse the membership of any individual.
An Overseas Member shall satisfy all of the following conditions:
  1. An Overseas Member has not made any false representations in any items set forth in registered information upon admission to the Club
  2. An Overseas Member is an individual and not a company or other entity, with his or her main residence in a country outside of Japan
  3. An Overseas Member has paid the annual membership fee to the Club in compliance with all designated membership procedures
  4. An Overseas Member has not ever been subject to mandatory expulsion from the Club
  5. An Overseas Member will not use the title or right as an Overseas Member for any purpose other than for personal entertainment
  6. If judged necessary by the Club and upon demand, an Overseas Member will submit his or her identification certificate or a copy thereof to the Club
Article 5 (Admission to Overseas Membership)
  1. The Company shall accept applications for admission to the Club in a manner separately prescribed by the Company, and admit any new Overseas Member after the prescribed screening and other procedures.
  2. A minor shall obtain the approval of his or her parent or other person having parental authority upon admission to the Club.
  3. If the Company finds that an applicant for admission to the Club falls under either of the following categories, the Company may refuse this applicant’s admission to the Club:
    (1) If such applicant does not satisfy all of the conditions set forth in Articles 4.1 through 4.6; or
    (2) If the Company determines it inappropriate to admit such applicant. 4. Even after the Company has initially approved the admission of any new Overseas Member to the Club, if such Overseas Member is found to fall under either of the categories set forth in Article 5.3(1) or 5.3(2), the Company shall be entitled to revoke the admission.
Article 6 (Overseas Membership Privileges)
Overseas Members shall have the following privileges. Details of the privileges are subject to change from time to time:
(1)Access to the member-only webpage
(2)Other privileges to be determined by the Club
Article 7 (Overseas Membership Fee, etc.)
  1. Each Overseas Member shall pay to the Company the annual membership fee which the Company separately prescribes (the “Overseas Membership Fee, etc.”) upon admission to the Club and upon extension of an Overseas Member’s membership pursuant to Article 8.
  2. The Overseas Membership Fee, etc. referred to in Article 7.1 shall be paid in a manner separately designated by the Company.
  3. An Overseas Member shall refrain from undertaking any of the following acts with respect to a credit card company or payment account, which an Overseas Member has designated as the payment method:
    (1) Use a false name to register a credit card
    (2) Use the credit card of a third party without authorization
    (3) Any other act which a credit card company or a financial institution deems inappropriate
Article 8 (Term of Overseas Membership)
  1. The term of membership (the “Term”) shall be one (1) year from the date of admission to the Club (which shall be the last day of the month in which the annual membership fee for the first year is credited to the designated account). The expiry of each Overseas Member’s membership is shown on his or her “My Page”.
  2. Those who desire to continue their membership shall credit the amount of the annual membership fee for the next year to the designated account by (in no case later than) the separately designated date by the designated method. When the crediting to the designated account is confirmed, the membership shall be extended for the additional 1-year period.
  3. The membership shall become null and void upon its expiration. You may not take continuation procedures once your membership has expired.
Article 9 (Overseas Members’ Obligations, etc.)
  1. Overseas Members shall be responsible for and manage their respective assigned membership number. The Company shall not be liable for any damages incurred by any Overseas Member due to the Overseas Member’s inappropriate act or omission with the use of the membership number, or use thereof by any third party.
  2. Overseas Members shall not loan or assign their respective membership certificate or issued membership number to any third party, or change the name under which such certificate or number has been issued, without the prior authorization of the Club.
  3. When the name, address, telephone number or any other information which an Overseas Member has provided to the Company upon application for admission to the Club has changed, the Overseas Member shall promptly notify the Company in the manner designated by the Company.
  4. The Company shall not be liable if an Overseas Member is not in receipt of any notice or otherwise from the Company due to the Overseas Member’s failure to notify the Company pursuant to Article 9.3.
Article 10 (Prohibited Acts)
Overseas Members are prohibited from undertaking any of the following acts in their use of the Club:
  1. Copy, sell, publish or use for the purpose of broadcasting or otherwise any data, information, text, sound, image, illustration or any other content which an Overseas Member obtains through the Club (collectively, the “Data, etc.”) beyond the scope of personal use permitted under the Copyright Act of Japan or any other similar applicable law outside Japan;
  2. Infringe upon or do anything that may infringe upon property, privacy or the right of publicity of any Artists or any other third parties;
  3. Act causing or threatened to cause slander or defamation of any Artists or any other third parties;
  4. Force any Artists to contact or meet an Overseas Member or to demand the Company or its group companies to let the Overseas Member contact or meet any Artists;
  5. Use the Club to engage in any activity (or to prepare for any activity) for the sole purpose of benefiting an Overseas Member or any third party (“Sales Activity”);
  6. Use the Club to engage in any pre-election campaign, election campaign or any similar gathering, or to do any act which violates the Public Offices Election Act of Japan or any other similar applicable law outside Japan;
  7. Use the Club to engage in any religious activity, including dissemination of religion, or to incorporate or engage in any activity of any religious organization, or to undertake any act relating to association for religious purposes, including participation in a religious organization; or
  8. To do any other act which violates any law or regulation or public policy, or which obstructs the operations of the Club.
Article 11 (Withdrawal, etc.)
  1. When an Overseas Member desires to withdraw from the Club, the Overseas Member shall notify the Club in accordance with the prescribed procedures.
  2. When an Overseas Member withdraws from the Club, the Company shall not refund any membership fee or any fee for services of the Club that has been paid in advance by the Overseas Member.
  3. Notwithstanding an Overseas Member’s withdrawal from the Club, the Club shall not release an Oversea Member from the obligation to pay any fees for services of the Club that has already accrued as of date of such withdrawal.

Chapter 3 Others

Article 12 (Modification of Services)
  1. The Company reserves the right to change the membership privileges or the scope of the services offered by the Club without prior notice to Overseas Members.
  2. In the case of Article 12.1, the Company shall inform Overseas Members of any changes in the manner set forth in Article 3.
Article 13 (Discontinuation of Service, etc.)
  1. The Company reserves the right to discontinue or cease the provision of all or any of the services offered by the Club without prior notice to Overseas Members arising from or related to any activities of Artist, operation of the Club or for any other unforeseeable reasons.
  2. In the case of Article 13.1, the Company shall inform Overseas Members of the discontinuation or cessation of services in the manner set forth in Article 3.
Article 14 (Dissolution of the Club)
  1. In the event that the Company determines it is difficult to continue the operations of the Club due to activities of any Artist or for any other reason whatsoever, the Company shall dissolve the Club.
  2. In the case of Article 14.1, the Company shall refund to each Overseas Member the annual membership fee for the number of months from the date of dissolution until the date of expiration of the Overseas Member’s membership. The refund shall be made in the manners designated by the Club. Further, if any one of the following events has occurred, the Club shall be entitled to suspend or cease operations of the Club without prior notice to the Overseas Members:
    (1)when the Club carries out regular or extraordinary maintenance of the system;
    (2)if operation of the Club becomes impracticable due to fire, blackout or other emergency;
    (3)if operation of the Club becomes impracticable due to earthquake, eruption, flood, tsunami or other acts of God;
    (4)if operation of the Club becomes impracticable due to, among others, war, riot, disturbances, labor dispute; or
    (5)if the Company otherwise determines suspension or cessation of the operations of the Club is necessary.
Article 15 (Indemnification)
If any Overseas Member has caused damage to the Company or any third party due to any reason attributable to him or her in connection with his or her use of the services of the Club, the Overseas Member shall be liable to indemnify such damage.
Article 16 (Release)
  1. Artists and the Company shall not be held liable in connection with any services offered by the Club.
  2. Any and all questions about the operation of the Club and the membership will be received only by the Club.
  3. Any and all notices and other documents to be sent to Overseas Members shall be sent to their registered e-mail addresses.
  4. If an Overseas Member fails to respond to any notice of invitation within the designated time period, the Overseas Member will no longer be entitled to respond to such invitation. Any inquiry from an Overseas Member after the deadline will not be accepted.
Article 17 (Modification to these Rules)
  1. The Company reserves the right to modify, add, alter or delete in whole or in part these Rules without the prior notice to Overseas Members.
  2. In the case of Article 17.1, the Company shall inform Overseas Members of the changes in the manner set forth in Article 3.
Article 18 (Matters for Mutual Consultation)
Matters not set forth in these Rules as well as any questions on the interpretation of these Rules shall be settled through discussion between an Overseas Member and the Company in good faith.
Article 19 (Governing Law and Jurisdiction)
These Rules shall be governed by and construed in accordance with Japanese law. If it becomes necessary to file a lawsuit between any Overseas Member and the Company in connection with these Rules, the Overseas Member and the Company hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court as the court of first instance.

RISINGPRO HOLDINGS Co., Ltd.
RISINGPRODUCTION Co., Ltd.
Harajuku Ash 5F
1-19-11 Jingu-mae, Shibuya-ku,Tokyo 150-0001

Supplementary Provisions:These Rules shall come into force from July 1, 2014.

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