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API Terms of Service


These API Terms of Service (“Terms”) set forth the basic rules for use of all open APIs provided by Wantedly, Inc. (“Company”).

1. Definitions

  1. “Wantedly” means the “Wantedly” services operated by the Company.

  2. “API” means all open API functions provided by the Company.

  3. “External Site” means websites managed/operated by third parties other than the Company.

  4. “Installer” means persons installing APIs on External Sites.

Installers are entitled to use APIs after consenting to these Terms. Installers will be deemed to have consented to these Terms when they install APIs on External Sites.

3. Ownership of Rights

All rights associated with APIs (including, without limitation, copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, and other intellectual property rights) will belong to the Company.

4. Conditions of Use

4.1 The Company will authorize Installers, subject to compliance with the conditions of use indicated below, to use APIs for the purpose of displaying, on External Sites managed by such Installers, the stories of business operators that use Wantedly.

4.2 Installers shall not alter or modify scripts generated through APIs.

4.3 Installers shall not install APIs on site designs that will impair the readability of such APIs.

4.4 Installers shall not display trademarks, logos, icons or other marks similar to APIs on the External Sites on which they install such APIs.

4.5 Installers shall not install APIs on External Sites falling under any of the following. The Company shall have the ultimate right to determine whether an External Site falls under the following.

  1. External Site containing excessively violent content; sexually explicit content; content associated with discrimination on the basis of race, nationality, creed, sex, social status, family lineage or the like; content inducing or encouraging suicide, self-harm or drug abuse; or other antisocial content.

  2. External Site for the purpose of meeting or associating with members of the opposite sex with whom one is not personally acquainted offline.

  3. External Site for improperly obtaining personal information or private information.

  4. External Site that is merely an affiliate website and has no content; External Site that is intended to guide viewers to specific websites; External Site that is deemed to be web scraping, word salad or any other spam site in general.

  5. External Site infringing the copyrights, trademark rights, patent rights, other intellectual property rights, rights of honor, privacy rights, or other legal, regulatory or contractual rights of the Company or third parties.

  6. Other External Site that the Company deems inappropriate.

4.6 Installers shall not use APIs in any mode of use which could create the misleading impression that the Company endorses or supports an External Site.

5. Modification and Suspension of APIs

The Company shall be entitled to modify the content or suspend the provision of APIs in whole or in part, at any time and without advance notice, if the Company deems such action necessary.

6. Responsibilities of Installers

6.1 The Company shall be entitled to discontinue an Installer’s use of APIs or take any other action against such Installer that the Company deems necessary and appropriate, if the Company deems such Installer to be using such APIs in breach of these Terms; provided, however, that the Company is not obligated to prevent or remedy such breaches.

6.2 In the case where the Company has indirectly or directly suffered damage of any kind (including attorney fees) in consequence of an Installer’s use of APIs (including cases where the Company is the subject of a claim by a third party for reason of such use), such Installer shall immediately compensate the Company in accordance with the Company’s request.

7. No Warranty, Disclaimer

7.1 The Company makes no explicit or implicit guarantee that there will not be de facto or de jure defects in APIs (including flaws in regard to safety, reliability, accuracy, completeness, efficacy, suitability for specific purposes, security or the like; errors and bugs; rights infringements; etc.). The Company is not obligated to remove such defects when providing APIs.

7.2 The Company shall bear no liability for any damage suffered by Installers in consequence of APIs.

8. Interruption/Termination of Provision of APIs

The Company is entitled to alter the content or specifications of APIs, or to temporarily interrupt or terminate APIs, at any time and without advance notice to Installer.

9. Amendment of Terms

The Company is entitled to amend these Terms, at any time and without advance notice, if it deems such action necessary. Terms as amended shall have effect from the time of their posting in an appropriate location on a website operated by the Company, and Installers will be deemed to have consented to Terms as amended by continuing to use APIs after the relevant amendment.

10. Governing Law, Jurisdiction

The Japanese version of these Terms shall be the official version hereof, and these Terms shall be governed by the laws of Japan. The Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive agreed court of first instance for any disputes arising between Installers and the Company in consequence of or in connection with APIs.

11. Inquiries

Inquiries from Installers to the Company in regard to APIs should be made using inquiry forms.

Date of Most Recent Revision: November 1, 2019