Terms of Use for RIKEN Cloud Experimental Service

The Terms of Use for RIKEN Cloud Experimental Service (hereafter referred to as “Terms of Use”) are regulations that are commonly applied to each individual service as a part of the RIKEN cloud service. For each individual service, separate terms of use are also provided. Please refer to the individual terms of use in addition to these.

  • Limitation and Disclaimer warning of this experimental service
    • This service is an experimental service provided to obtain technical knowledge before offering the official service in the future.
    • As a characteristic of the virtualization technology, the service quality, including the processing performance, may drop or fluctuate due to competition of resources.
    • This service may change or may be terminated without any preliminary announcements.
    • It is not necessary to issue an announcement of service stoppage or restart either before or after the fact.
    • The information resources (OS images, data, configuration files, etc.) deployed on this system may be accidentally lost. The user is responsible for backup of data.
    • ACCC will not be held responsible for any losses that result from using this service.
    • We may refuse to use if there is a use that impedes the provision of services.
    • Remodelling of the virtual computer itself such as OS replacement is forbidden.
    • ACCC may add/change the service contents without notifying to the user.

  • Use of service
    • This service is available only for the purpose of conducting research, and work related to research, at RIKEN. Its use for personal purposes is strictly forbidden
    • The rules (http://ccr.riken.jp/about/rules/) and operation policies (http://ccr.riken.jp/about/policies/) of ACCC apply for the use of this service. ACCC may stop the service with no warning to any user who cannot observe these rules and policies.
    • An application may be declined when the computer resources reach their maximum capacity.

  • Management tasks of ACCC
    • ACCC has superuser authority to perform its administrative tasks and ACCC may use this authority when ACCC decides it is necessary, without notifying the users in advance or after the fact. The user’s personal information will be protected according RIKEN’s official regulations.
    • ACCC may perform an examination for necessary monitoring and testing as security measures without notifying the users. We kindly ask for your understanding.
    • ACCC may add or change the service contents without notifying the user, especially terms of use, especially those matters that were not stipulated at the start of the service. We kindly ask for your understanding.

  • Follow-ups for users
    • ACCC may ask users for their cooperation by completing reports and questionnaires. Users are invited to submit their ideas on improving the service.
    • Users with questions and requests are asked to contact ACCC (accc-support@riken.jp).