Satori Reader Terms and Conditions
Thank you for using Satori Reader! We work hard to provide high-quality content and an enjoyable environment in which to study Japanese. By using satorireader.com and/or any of the Satori Reader mobile apps (herein, “Satori Reader”), you agree to these Terms and Conditions. If you do not agree to these Terms and Conditions, please discontinue use of Satori Reader.
Intellectual property rights
Our team works hard to produce content for Satori Reader. Occasionally, we also work with third-parties to create or adapt content for Satori Reader. In this document, “Satori Reader Content” shall mean any educational material appearing in Satori Reader, including (for the sake of illustration and without implying any limitation) Japanese text comprising stories, dialogs, articles, and so on; English and Japanese annotations attached to such text; audio recordings of such text; and discussion comments.
You are granted a license to utilize the Satori Reader Content that is included as a part of your subscription plan for your own personal educational purposes, which may include listening to the audio, reading the text, reading discussion comments, and participating in discussions, for as long as you maintain a subscription in good standing.
Satori Reader contains a discussion section that allows users to ask questions and get authoritative answers from Satori Reader staff. We spend a significant amount of time each week replying to questions made via the discussion system, and such question-and-answer exchanges are visible and valuable to other users as well. By posting to our discussion system, you grant Brak Software, Inc. a non-exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide license to display your posts in perpetuity, even if you subsequently close your Satori Reader account. In plain English, you agree to allow us to display your posts on our discussion system at no cost to us for as long as we run Satori Reader. The motivation is to preserve question-and-answer exchanges on our discussion system for the benefit of future readers. If privacy is a concern, we can change your discussion display name to a pseudonym at your request. (You can also do this yourself via the Preferences page at any time.) If you do not accept these terms, please simply avoid posting on our discussion system.
Please be respectful and courteous in your interactions with others on Satori Reader. At our sole discretion, we may suspend your access to the discussion feature of Satori Reader if we determine that, in our judgment, your interactions are not respectful and courteous.
You may not:
- Publish Satori Reader Content in any other media, except with express written permission from Brak Software, Inc;
- Sell, sub-license, or otherwise commercialize Satori Reader Content;
- Use Satori Reader in any way that is or may be damaging to Satori Reader;
- Use Satori Reader in any way that impacts user access to Satori Reader;
- Engage in any data mining, data harvesting, data extracting, or any other similar activity in relation to Satori Reader;
Certain areas of Satori Reader, and certain Satori Reader Content, may be restricted from being accessed by you, and we may further restrict access by you, at any time, at our absolute discretion. Any user ID and password you may have for Satori Reader shall be treated as confidential.
We work hard to produce high-quality, accurate resources. However, we’re human and sometimes we make mistakes. Satori Reader is provided “as is,” and Brak Software, Inc. makes no representations or warranties of any kind related to Satori Reader.
Limitation of liability
In no event shall Brak Software, Inc., nor any of its officers, directors and/or employees, be held liable for anything arising out of or in any way connected with your use of Satori Reader.
You hereby indemnify Brak Software, Inc. and its officers, directors, and employees, from and against any and/or all liabilities, costs, demands, causes of action, damages and expenses arising in any way related to your breach of any of the provisions of these Terms.
If any provision of these Terms is found to be invalid under any applicable law, such provisions shall be deleted without affecting the remaining provisions herein.
Variation of terms
Brak Software, Inc. is permitted to revise these Terms at any time as it sees fit, and by using Satori Reader, you agree to review these Terms on a regular basis.
Brak Software, Inc. may assign, transfer, and subcontract its rights and/or obligations under these Terms without any notification. However, you are not allowed to assign, transfer, or subcontract any of your rights and/or obligations under these Terms.
These Terms constitute the entire agreement between Brak Software, Inc. and you in relation to your use of Satori Reader and supersede all prior agreements and understandings.
Governing law and jurisdiction
These Terms will be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington, USA, and you submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts located in King County, Washington, USA, for the resolution of any disputes.
- April 12, 2018: Initial version.
- July 26, 2023: Clarify policies related to posts on our discussion system.