Terms and Conditions
The website www.mizuhobank.com/ (the "Site") is administered by Mizuho Bank, Ltd. ("MHBK"). Please read and understand the following terms and conditions before using the Site. MHBK reserves the right, at any time and in its sole discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms and conditions without prior notification. Please check these terms and conditions periodically for changes.
1. Disclaimer on Future Projections
Information contained in the Site may include forward-looking statements with respect to financial conditions, Results of operations and businesses of MHBK. These forward-looking statements reflect certain risks and uncertainties and may differ from actual results due to changes in the economic situation and market trend.
2. Insider Trading
The purpose of the Site is to facilitate fair and timely disclosure of information to our stockholders, investors and customers, as well as providing a broad range of information, including press releases. Information contained in the Site may include "important facts" as defined in Article 166 of the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law. If a person who views press releases or other information including important facts conducts any transactions designated under the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law within twelve hours after the release of such important facts to the media pursuant to the provisions of the Enforcement Order for the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law, such transactions may be deemed to violate the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law as a so-called violation of insider trading rules.
Copyrights to the content contained in the Site (including but not limited to all information, brands, designs, etc.) are in principle owned by MHBK.
4. Disclaimer of Warranty and Limitation of Liability
MHBK disclaims any liability for any problem, loss or damage arising in connection with any act committed based on any information contained in the Site.
Although the site may be subject to suspension or discontinuation of operation and change of content without prior notification, MHBK also disclaims any liability for any problem, loss or damage arising in connection with such suspension or discontinuation and change.
The site uses "cookies" for the purpose of ensuring security and providing appropriate information when visitors access the Site. Cookies are a technology that enables the identification of repeat access and visits to the Site by the same visitor through the storage of certain text files (information) on the visitor's terminal via the web browser. However, the cookies used on the Site contain no information that identifies the visitor. Also, ordinarily a visitor can change the browser settings to refuse to accept cookies or to display an alert when a cookie has been accepted. (Ordinarily, browsers are configured to accept cookies.) As a result, however, part of the services on the website may become unavailable. Refer to the section Cookie Settings for information on changing browser settings.
Please note that although you can reject cookies by changing your browser settings, you need to accept cookies for the management of information transfer in the transition of the transaction screen for Mizuho Direct Internet Banking.
6. Recommended Environment for the Use of This Website
For the best experience viewing our website, we recommend the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer 11, the latest version of Firefox or the latest version of Google Chrome
Mac OS X and higher: The latest version of Safari or the latest version of Firefox
The site may contain links and banners allowing users to access other websites administered by third parties not affiliated with MHBK. accordingly, MHBK accepts no liability whatsoever for any information, materials, products or services posted or offered at such websites.
Measures for improving security are constantly taken for the Site to prevent the occurrence of problems such as illegal access, loss, destruction and falsification of data, and information leakage.
9. Web Beacons
The Site uses "web beacons" for the purpose of providing better services to visitors. Web beacons are small image files embedded in webpages. (Web beacons are also known as "clear GIFs"). By embedding web beacons in specific webpages, MHFG acquires on the website statistical data on matters such as whether those webpages have been visited and the number of visits. Under no circumstances does MHFG acquire information from which individuals can be identified through the use of web beacons.
10. Other Notices
Other terms and conditions may be described elsewhere in the Site. Please check these terms and conditions as well as the aforementioned terms and conditions.
(As of October 23, 2016)