Underage can not use Google · Gmail · YouTube etc.

I realized that minors should not actually use any kind of services offered by Google. In other words, underage should not be searched by Google, Gmail can not be used,It was acquired by GoogleBecome one of Google services,YouTube with Google AccountIt is not good to upload a movie to.

Details of shocking facts are from the following.
Google: No kids allowed | Surveillance State - CNET Blogs

What is it all about, it is caused by Google's terms of service. In Japan you can check on the following page.

Google Terms of Service

The problem is "2. Consent to this contract" part. "When using this service, we agree to these terms.If you do not agree, you can not use this service"It is clearly stated as follows, as a case where all services provided by Google can not be used, it is clearly stated as follows.

2.3 (a) If the statutory age at which the user enters into a binding contract with Google has not been reached

In the case of Japan it is not a legal age to conclude a contract unless it is over 20 years old, so it is inevitable that users under the age of 20 are prohibited from using Google.

In fact, what is going to happen is that the Google side can not check the age of the user, and it is inevitably in a state that it can be used even by a minor, but when the age can be confirmed It means that you are in violation of the terms of use, and in some cases you may take measures such as deleting the user's Google account.

In other words, it seems that it is a contract presupposing a service that uses the account of Google, so it seems like it is possible to use about "search" anyone can do without problems, but the search itself is still a "service" of Google, In the extreme, "Minors should not use Google at allIt seems to be supposed to be said. For underage contracts the following details.

[Consultation FAQ - basic knowledge] [minor contract]

How long is this kind of rule effective in Japanese law ...?

In addition, Yahoo! Japan In the case of"Yahoo! JAPAN - Terms of Service"As stated below.

Please note that Yahoo! JAPAN offers services that include adult-oriented content, so access to such services is limited to those over the age of 18.

Also, in the case of Microsoft's MSN etc., there is almost no expression concerning age in the first place,Windows Live HelpIt is written in.

Microsoft では、未成年者に悪影響を及ぼすマテリアルへのアクセスを制限するために、キッズ セーフティ機能による保護を提供しています。これらの保護の詳細については、http://www.staysafe.org (英語) などキッズ セーフティ機能による保護の情報を掲載しているサイトをご参照ください。

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