Terms of Use

We put a lot of effort and passion into creating the Blackbelt Japanese conversation website and the online video chat system, so that you can practice Japanese online in a new, effective and exciting way.
So here is the legal bit explaining how we have done our best to protect you, and how you need to be a normal sensible person for us all to get on and play nicely together.



This website is owned and operated by Blackbelt Japanese. The following terms and conditions govern your use of this website. By using and/or visiting this website, you signify your agreement to these terms and conditions. If you do not agree to any of these terms and conditions, you should not use the website.

References to "us" "we" and "our" are to Blackbelt Japanese Ltd and references to "you" are to you as the person using the website.

References to "Site" mean blackbeltjapanese.com.


a) You may not use any device, including any software or routine, which interferes with the normal operation of this Site or take any action that imposes an unreasonable load on our servers or other computer equipment, or the computer equipment of our internet service providers.

b) You may not use any software, programme, algorithm, methodology or other automatic device, including any spider, robot, or otherwise, to monitor, copy, collect or harvest any data, information or content found on this Site, or use any manual process for the same purpose.

c) You may not make any derivative use of this Site or its contents.

d) You may not resell or make any commercial use of this Site or its contents.

The copyright and other intellectual property rights in all material on this Site (including without limitation text, photographs, graphics and video clips) are owned by Blackbelt Japanese or its licensors. If you breach any of the terms in this legal notice, your permission to use this Site automatically terminates. You are also advised that Blackbelt Japanese will aggressively enforce its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent of the law, including the seeking of criminal prosecution.

Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.


You are prohibited from posting or transmitting to or from this Site any material:

a) that is threatening, defamatory, obscene, indecent, seditious, offensive, pornographic, abusive, liable to incite racial hatred, discriminatory, menacing, scandalous, inflammatory, blasphemous, in breach of confidence, in breach of privacy or which may cause annoyance or inconvenience; or

b) for which you have not obtained all necessary licenses and/or approvals.


While Blackbelt Japanese attempts to ensure that this Site is normally available 24 hours a day, Blackbelt Japanese shall not be liable if for any reason this Site is unavailable at any time or for any period.

Access to this Site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for reasons beyond the control of Blackbelt Japanese.


We reserve the right to ban any person for using the Site inappropriately or otherwise in breach of these Terms of Use. On termination, you must destroy all materials obtained from this Site and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this agreement or otherwise.

In the case of termination, Blackbelt Japanese is under no obligation to refund any fees.


To the fullest extent permissible and subject and pursuant to applicable law, we disclaim all warranties, express or implied, including, but not limited to, implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. We do not warrant that the functions contained in the Site will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this Site or the server that makes it available is free of any virus or other harmful elements. We do not warrant or make any representation regarding the correctness, accuracy, reliability, or otherwise of the materials in this Site or the results of their use.


Subject to applicable law, under no circumstances including, but not limited to, negligence, will we be liable for any special or consequential damages, or loss or damage of whatever kind, that result(s) from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials in this Site, or any information accessed through this Site, even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event shall our total liability to you for all damages, losses, costs and expenses under whatever causes of action, whether in contract, tort or otherwise exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing this Site.


This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of New Zealand, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. If any provision of this agreement shall be unlawful, void, or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed severed from this agreement and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of the remaining provisions.


The contents of the website may include links to third-party materials. Blackbelt Japanese will not be responsible for the contents of any third-party website or liable for any direct or indirect loss or damage suffered by you from accessing, using, relying on or trading with third parties. These links are provided to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply Blackbelt Japanese's endorsement of the third-party websites or any association with their operators. Blackbelt Japanese reserves the right to prohibit links to the website and you must remove or cease any link at the request of Blackbelt Japanese.


We may amend, add or remove portions of these Terms of Use or any other terms on this Site at any time without notice to you by posting a revised version on the Site. Please check these Terms of Use from time to time for changes. Your continued use of this Site constitutes your acceptance of such changes.



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