Doorkeeper Terms of Service

This website is operated by Doorkeeper Inc (“Doorkeeper”), a company incorporated and existing under the laws of Japan. When used herein, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Doorkeeper.

The following are the terms and conditions (“Terms”) for use of the Doorkeeper web sites and APIs ("Website") between Doorkeeper and you (either an individual or a legal entity that you represent as an authorized employee or agent) ("You"). Our Website is offered to You conditioned on Your acceptance without modification of these Terms. By accessing or using our Website, You are stating that You are eligible for an account and that You agree to be bound by these Terms.

Please read this Agreement carefully before accessing or using the Website. By accessing or using any part of the web site, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this agreement. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the Website or use any services. If these terms and conditions are considered an offer by Doorkeeper, acceptance is expressly limited to these terms.

Responsibility of Contributors

If You operate a community, comment on a community, post material to the Website, post links on the Website, submit inquiries to organizers, or otherwise make (or allow any third party to make) material available by means of the Website (any such material, “Content”), You are entirely responsible for the content of, and any harm resulting from, that Content. That is the case regardless of whether the Content in question constitutes text, graphics, an audio file, or computer software. By making Content available, You represent and warrant that:

  • the downloading, copying and use of the Content will not infringe the proprietary rights, including but not limited to the copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret rights, of any third party;
  • if Your employer has rights to intellectual property You create, You have either (i) received permission from Your employer to post or make available the Content, including but not limited to any software, or (ii) secured from Your employer a waiver as to all rights in or to the Content;
  • You have fully complied with any third-party licenses relating to the Content, and have done all things necessary to successfully pass through to end users any required terms;
  • the Content does not contain or install any viruses, worms, malware, Trojan horses or other harmful or destructive content;
  • the Content is not spam, is not machine- or randomly-generated, and does not contain unethical or unwanted commercial content designed to drive traffic to third party sites or boost the search engine rankings of third party sites, or to further unlawful acts (such as phishing) or mislead recipients as to the source of the material (such as spoofing);
  • the Content is not pornographic, does not contain threats or incite violence, and does not violate the privacy or publicity rights of any third party;
  • Your community is not getting advertised via unwanted electronic messages such as spam links on newsgroups, email lists, other web sites, and similar unsolicited promotional methods;
  • Your community is not presented in a manner that misleads Your readers into thinking that You are another person or company; and
  • You have, in the case of Content that includes computer code, accurately categorized and/or described the type, nature, uses and effects of the materials, whether requested to do so by Doorkeeper or otherwise.

By submitting Content to Doorkeeper, You grant Doorkeeper a world-wide, royalty-free, and non-exclusive license to reproduce, modify, adapt and publish the Content solely for the purpose of displaying, distributing and promoting Your community. This license allows Doorkeeper to make Your Content available to visitors of Your community and to third parties selected by Doorkeeper (through the Doorkeeper API, for example) so that these third parties can analyze and distribute Your Content through their websites.

If You remove Content, Doorkeeper will use reasonable efforts to remove it from the Website, but You acknowledge that caching or references to the Content may not be made immediately unavailable. If Content was previously copied by a third party to be used on their website, the third party is solely responsible for removing the Content on their website.

Without limiting any of those representations or warranties, Doorkeeper has the right (though not the obligation) to, in Doorkeeper’s sole discretion (i) refuse or remove any content that, in Doorkeeper’s reasonable opinion, violates any Doorkeeper policy or is in any way harmful or objectionable, or (ii) terminate or deny access to and use of the Website to any individual or entity for any reason, in Doorkeeper’s sole discretion. Doorkeeper will have no obligation to provide a refund of any amounts previously paid.


Any information that You provide to Doorkeeper is subject to our Privacy Policy which governs our collection, use and disclosure of Your information. You understand that through Your use of the Website, You consent to the collection, use and disclosure (as set forth in the Privacy Policy) of this information.

As part of providing You the Website, we may need to provide You with certain communications, such as service announcements and administrative messages. These communications are considered part of the Website, which You may not be able to opt-out from receiving.

Provision to Third Parties Located Abroad:

 (1) Our company uses a cloud service based in the United States for the development environment of our app, so your personal data may be collected, stored, or transferred to the United States.
  ・ Name of the country where data may be provided: United States
  ・ Information on the personal data protection system in the said country:
 Please refer to the information on the system in the United States published by the Personal Information Protection Commission.

  ・ Information on the measures taken by the said third party to protect personal data:
 The relevant third parties comply with GDPR and have implemented appropriate measures.

Passwords and other Credentials

You are responsible for choosing "strong" passwords (passwords which are not guessable by others) and for safeguarding Your password and other credientials that You use to access our Website. Doorkeeper cannot and will not be liable for any loss or damage arising from Your failure to comply with the above requirements.

Disclaimer of Warranties

The Website is provided “as is”. Doorkeeper hereby disclaim all warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, without limitation, the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Doorkeeper makes no warranty that the Website will be error free or that access thereto will be continuous or uninterrupted. You understand that you download from, or otherwise obtain content or services through, the Website at your own discretion and risk.

Limitation of Liability

In no event will Doorkeeper be liable with respect to any subject matter of this agreement under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other legal or equitable theory for: (i) any special, incidental or consequential damages; (ii) the cost of procurement for substitute products or services; (iii) for interruption of use or loss or corruption of data; or (iv) for any amounts that exceed the fees paid by you to Doorkeeper under this agreement during the twelve (12) month period prior to the cause of action. Doorkeeper shall have no liability for any failure or delay due to matters beyond their reasonable control. The foregoing shall not apply to the extent prohibited by applicable law.

General Representation and Warranty

You represent and warrant that (i) Your use of the Website will be in strict accordance with the Doorkeeper Privacy Policy, with this Agreement and with all applicable laws and regulations (including without limitation any local laws or regulations in your country, state, city, or other governmental area, regarding online conduct and acceptable content, and including all applicable laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from the United States or the country in which You reside) and (ii) Your use of the Website will not infringe or misappropriate the intellectual property rights of any third party.


You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Doorkeeper, its contractors, and their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, arising out of your use of the Website, including but not limited to your violation of this Agreement.


These Terms of Service were originally written in English. We may translate these Terms into other languages. In the event of a conflict between a translated version of these Terms of Service and the English version, the English version will control.

Waiver and Severability

If any part of this Agreement is held invalid or unenforceable, that part will be construed to reflect the parties’ original intent, and the remaining portions will remain in full force and effect. A waiver by either party of any term or condition of this Agreement or any breach thereof, in any one instance, will not waive such term or condition or any subsequent breach thereof.

Controlling Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and any action related thereto will be governed by the laws of Japan without regard to or application of its conflict of law provisions or Your state or country of residence.

Change to these Terms

We may revise these Terms from time to time. If we make a change to the Terms that, in our sole discretion, is material, a change notice will be published on the Website with an updated effective date. By continuing to access or use the Website after those changes become effective, You agree to be bound by the revised Terms.

Effective as of March 31st, 2011.

Revised Aug 19th, 2015.

Parts of these Terms are based upon Wordpress's Terms of Service, licensed under the creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license.