Terms and Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions carefully as they contain important information regarding your legal rights, remedies and obligations. All Ojisu users will be subject to the limitations and exclusions stated below. You are indicating that you have read, understand and agree to be bound by the Terms and Conditions, whether or not you have registered with Ojisu website. If you do not agree to the Terms and Conditions, you have no right to access or use the site, application, service or collective content.

By accessing Ojisu.com, and/or creating an account or profile on Ojisu.com, you agree not to use Host Family information for external party use or disclose any of this information to external parties. This protected information includes Host Family pictures and all other information/resources on Host Family profiles. If it is discovered that you are engaging in this behavior, legal action may be taken against you. This is to protect the privacy of our Host Families and their personal information.

Last Updated Date: 02/12/2017


The user of Ojisu website system has to be over 18 years old. Any access to or use of the site, application, services or collective content or participate in the referral program by anyone under 18 years old without parent or guardian consent is expressly prohibited.

If you are under 18 years old:

1) your parent or guardian shall agree to the terms and conditions on your behalf;

2) you must either provide domestic guardianship information and confirmation or purchase domestic guardianship services, before completing the homestay booking process.


Ojisu reserves the right and its sole discretion to modify the site, application or services or to modify the Terms and Conditions at any time without prior notice. Modifications will be posted on the Ojisu website. “Last Updated Date” at the top of the Terms and Conditions will indicate our latest update date. By continuing to access or use the site, application or service after Ojisu has posted a modification, you are indicating that you agree to be bound by the modified Terms and Conditions. If the modification is not acceptable to you, please cease using the Site, Application, and Services immediately.

Certain areas of the Site and Application may have different terms and conditions posted or may require you to agree with and accept additional terms and conditions. If there is a conflict between these Terms and Conditions, the latter terms and conditions will take precedence with respect to your use of or access to that area of the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content.

Platform and Services

The Platform and Services can be used to facilitate the listing and booking of Homestay Services for a short term and long term period of time. You may view listings as an unregistered visitor to the Platform and Services; however, if you wish to book a Homestay Service or create a listing, you must first register to create an Ojisu Account.

Ojisu only makes available an online platform or marketplace with related technology for Guests and Host Families to meet online and arrange for bookings of Homestay Services directly with each other. Ojisu is not an owner or operator of properties, nor is it a provider of properties and Ojisu does not own, sell, resell, furnish, provide, rent, re-rent, manage and/or control properties or transportation or travel services. Unless explicitly specified otherwise in the Ojisu Platform, Ojisu's responsibilities are limited to: (i) facilitating the availability of the Platform and Services and (ii) serving as the limited payment collection agent of each Host Family for the purpose of accepting payments from Guests on behalf of the Host Family.

User Conduct

You understand and agree that you are solely responsible for compliance with any and all laws, rules, regulations, and Tax obligations that may apply to your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content. In connection with your use of the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, you may not and you agree that you will not:

  • violate any local, state, provincial, national, or other law or regulation, or any order of a court, including, without limitation, zoning restrictions and Tax regulations;

  • post, upload, publish, submit or transmit any Content that: (i) infringes, misappropriates or violates a third party's patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, moral rights or other intellectual property rights, or rights of publicity or privacy; (ii) violates, or encourages any conduct that would violate, any applicable law or regulation or would give rise to civil liability; (iii) is fraudulent, false, misleading or deceptive; (iv) is defamatory, obscene, pornographic, vulgar or offensive; (v) promotes discrimination, bigotry, racism, hatred, harassment or harm against any individual or group; (vi) contains commercial solicitations, religious solicitations, political campaigning, mass mailings or "spam" of any kind; (vii) is violent or threatening or promotes violence or actions that are threatening to any other person; or (vii) promotes illegal or harmful activities or substances;

  • use the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content for any commercial or other purposes that are not expressly permitted by these Terms;

  • recruit or otherwise solicit any Host Family or other users to join third-party services or websites that are competitive to Ojisu, without Ojisu's prior written approval;

  • contact a Host Family for any purpose other than asking a question related to a Homestay Service;

  • contact a Guests for any purpose other than asking a question related to a Homestay Service reservation or such Guest's use of the Site, Application and Services;

  • impersonate any person or entity, or falsify or otherwise misrepresent yourself or your affiliation with any person or entity;

  • offer, as a Host Family, any accommodation that you do not yourself own or have permission to rent as a residential or other property (without limiting the foregoing, you will not list as a Host Family if you are serving in the capacity of a rental agent or listing agent for a third party);

  • offer, as a Host Family, any accommodation that may not be rented or subleased pursuant to the terms and conditions of an agreement with a third party, including, but not limited to, a property rental agreement;

  • as a Host Family, submit any listing with false or misleading price information, or submit any listing with a price that you do not intend to honor;

  • as a Guest, unless Ojisu explicitly permits otherwise, request or book a Homestay Service at any accommodation if you will not actually be staying at the accommodation yourself;

  • register for more than one Ojisu Account or register for an Ojisu Account on behalf of an individual other than yourself;

  • use the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content to find a Host Family or Guest and then complete a reservation independent of the Site, Application or Services, in order to circumvent the obligation to pay any Service Fees to Ojisu or for any other reasons;

  • accept or make a payment for Homestay Stipends/Fees outside Ojisu Payments. If you do so, you acknowledge and agree that you: (i) would be in breach of these Terms; (ii) accept all risks and responsibility for such payment; (iii) hold Ojisu harmless from any liability for such payment, and (iv) be subject to potential penalty and permanent disqualification;

  • copy, store or otherwise access or use any information contained on the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content for purposes not expressly permitted by these Terms;

  • infringe the rights of any person or entity, including without limitation, their intellectual property, privacy, publicity or contractual rights;

  • interfere with or damage our Site, Application or Services, including, without limitation, through the use of viruses, cancel bots, Trojan horses, harmful code, flood pings, denial-of-service attacks, backdoors, packet or IP spoofing, forged routing or electronic mail address information or similar methods or technology;

  • use our Site, Application or Services to transmit, distribute, post or submit any information concerning any other person or entity, including without limitation, photographs of others without their permission, personal contact information or credit, debit, calling card or account numbers;

  • use our Site, Application, Services or Collective Content in connection with the distribution of unsolicited commercial email ("spam") or advertisements unrelated to lodging in a private residence;

  • "stalk" or harass any other user of our Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, or collect or store any personally identifiable information about any other user other than for purposes of transacting as an Ojisu Guest or Host Family;

  • use manual or automated software, devices, scripts, robots, backdoors or other means or processes to access, "scrape," "crawl" or "spider" any web pages or other services contained in the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content;

  • access or use our Site, Application, Services or the Ojisu API to use, expose, or allow to be used or exposed, any Ojisu Content: (i) that is not publicly displayed by Ojisu in its search results pages or listing pages before a Homestay Service reservation is confirmed; (ii) in any way that is inconsistent with the Ojisu Privacy Policy or Terms of Service; or (iii) in any way that otherwise violates the privacy rights or any other rights of Ojisu's users or any other third party;

  • use automated scripts to collect information from or otherwise interact with the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content;

  • systematically retrieve data or other content from our Site, Application or Services to create or compile, directly or indirectly, in single or multiple downloads, a collection, compilation, database, directory or the like, whether by manual methods, through the use of bots, crawlers, or spiders, or otherwise;

  • use, display, mirror or frame the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, or any individual element within the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content, Ojisu's name, any Ojisu trademark, logo or other proprietary information, or the layout and design of any page or form contained on a page in the Site, Application or Services, without Ojisu's express written consent;

  • access, tamper with, or use non-public areas of the Site, Application or Services, Ojisu's computer systems, or the technical delivery systems of Ojisu's providers;

  • attempt to probe, scan, or test the vulnerability of any Ojisu system or network or breach any security or authentication measures;

  • avoid, bypass, remove, deactivate, impair, descramble, or otherwise circumvent any technological measure implemented by Ojisu or any of Ojisu's providers or any other third party (including another user) to protect the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content;

  • forge any TCP/IP packet header or any part of the header information in any email or newsgroup posting, or in any way use the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content to send altered, deceptive or false source-identifying information;

  • attempt to decipher, decompile, disassemble or reverse engineer any of the software used to provide the Site, Services, Application or Collective Content; or

  • advocate, encourage, or assist any third party in doing any of the foregoing.

Ojisu has the right to investigate and prosecute violations of any of the above to the fullest extent of the law.

Ojisu may access, preserve and disclose any of your information if we are required to do so by law, or if we believe in good faith that it is reasonably necessary to (i) respond to claims asserted against Ojisu or to comply with legal process (for example, subpoenas or warrants), (ii) enforce or administer our agreements with users, (iii) for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation, customer support, product development and de-bugging purposes, or (iv) protect the rights, property or safety of Ojisu, its users, or members of the public. You acknowledge that Ojisu has no obligation to monitor your access to or use of the Site, Application, Services or Collective Content or to review or edit any Member Content, but has the right to do so for the purpose of operating and improving the Site, Application and Services (including without limitation for fraud prevention, risk assessment, investigation and customer support purposes), to ensure your compliance with these Terms, to comply with applicable law or the order or requirement of a court, administrative agency or other governmental body, to respond to content that it determines is otherwise objectionable or as set forth in these Terms. Ojisu reserves the right, at any time and without prior notice, to remove or disable access to any Collective Content that Ojisu, at its sole discretion, considers to be objectionable for any reason, in violation of these Terms or otherwise harmful to the Site, Application or Services.


The Site, Application, Services, and Collective Content are protected by copyright, trademark, and other laws of the United States. You acknowledge and agree that the Site, Application, Services and Collective Content, including all associated intellectual property rights, are the exclusive property of Ojisu and its licensors. You will not remove, alter or obscure any copyright, trademark, service mark or other proprietary rights notices incorporated in or accompanying the Site, Application, Services, or Collective Content.

Account Management

Your Ojisu Account and your Ojisu Account profile page will be created for your use of the Site and Application based upon the personal information you provide to us or that we obtain via an SNS as described. You may not have more than one active Ojisu Account. You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information during the registration process and to update such information to keep it accurate, current and complete.

Ojisu reserves the right to suspend or terminate your Ojisu Account and your access to the Site, Application and Services if you create more than one Ojisu Account, or if any information provided during the registration process or thereafter proves to be inaccurate, fraudulent, not current or incomplete.

You are responsible for safeguarding your password. You agree that you will not disclose your password to any third party and that you will take sole responsibility for any activities or actions under your Ojisu Account, whether or not you have authorized such activities or actions. You will immediately notify Ojisu of any unauthorized use of your Ojisu Account.

Instant Messaging Policy

Ojisu Platform's Messaging System is an open platform for Guests, Host families and other parties to interact with each other. Please do not request or send any personal or contact information through the Ojisu Platform’s Messaging System (Phone number, mailing address, e-mail, social media accounts etc.) Ojisu will not be responsible for any damages or liabilities caused by users’ voluntary release of personal information. All messages sent over our system are monitored and subject to review. This type of sensitive information will be blocked and you might receive a warning. Should a user be found to have violated this agreement Ojisu reserves the right to terminate his/her account.