Social Media Guideline
Purpose of the Guidelines
To facilitate communications via the appropriate means.
To consistently maintain an awareness and a sense of responsibility on the use of social media.
Basic Policy on the Use of Social Media
- Show respect for the recipient of the communication at all times and remember to listen attentively.
Clarify the purpose of communication and offer valuable information.
Present information in an easy-to-understand way.
Understand the characteristics of digital tools.
Give due consideration to the privacy of others.
The following actions are prohibited for social media operated by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. If Ajinomoto Co., Inc. judges that the following actions by social media users (hereinafter referred to as “User(s)”) were taken or are likely to be taken, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. reserves the right to delete the said contents and take other measures without prior notice.
Postings for the purpose of criminal undertakings or to induce such criminal undertakings
Political activities, electioneering, religious activities
Postings such as follows containing inappropriate content including expressions (including similar expressions)
Containing obscene expressions
Containing discriminatory expressions
Problematic in terms of ethical viewpoints
Causing distress to other Users
Unrelated to the content of social media
May involve false identity (sockpuppeting)
Making public private correspondence of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. or another third party
Containing false content or misleading expressions
Identifying or making public personal information without the permission of the individual involved
Postings with content slandering a specific individual, company, country, or region
Actions contravening laws or public order and moral decency
Impersonation of another person or entity, including Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Postings that introduce one’s own products, store, or company, containing advertising or other commercial content
Duplication, sale, or publishing of information obtained via social media, or other actions beyond the sphere of personal use
Actions that infringe or have the potential to infringe the copyrights, trademark rights, portrait rights, privacy or other rights of other users, third parties, or Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Posting or sending malicious computer programs
Actions interfering with the management of this social media, or actions that may result in hindering the management of this social media
Other actions that Ajinomoto Co., Inc. judges to be inappropriate
The disclaimer and advisory matters are established as follows.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. disavows all liability for any injury, trouble, adverse impacts and so forth to Users of this social media relating to the various types of information contained in this social media and any changes or updates to such information.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. disavows all liability for any injury, trouble, adverse impacts and so forth to Users through use of this social media, or the inability to utilize it.
In the case of problems between Users or between Users and third parties concerning the use of this social media, Users shall settle the problems on their own responsibility and bear the expenses involved, without causing any trouble or injury to Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is not liable in any way for contents posted by Users (hereinafter referred to as “Posted Contents”).
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. does not guarantee correctness or completeness of Posted Contents on SNS.
If Ajinomoto Co., Inc. suffers injury due to actions of Users, Ajinomoto Co., Inc. may seek compensation for such injury from the said user or Users.
Copyrights and all other intellectual property rights (including but not limited to design rights, patent rights, utility model rights, trademark rights, and knowhow; hereinafter referred to collectively as copyrights) displayed on this social media and the rights to use such intellectual property, belong to Ajinomoto Co., Inc. or the holder of such copyrights. Users may not make use of any information on this social media without permission of the rights holders in ways that exceed the scope allowable under the law, such as for example duplication for personal use by the user as permitted under the Copyright Act. Any use of such information for commercial purposes is prohibited.
Copyrights relating to Posted Contents belong to the user who made the posting. By posting on this social media, Users agree to permit Ajinomoto Co., Inc. the nonexclusive right to use Posted Contents at no charge anywhere in the world (including to modify, excerpt, duplicate, make public, or translate them), and shall not exercise their moral rights against Ajinomoto Co., Inc.