ValueCommerce Co., Ltd. (HQ: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, President, Representative Director and CEO: Jin Kagawa), will host a webinar on November 21, 2023, for affiliates to learn about the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and stealth marketing regulations, inviting attorney Koya Uemura, who specializes in the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Antimonopoly Act.
【Legislative Amendments Regarding Affiliate Advertising】
In March 2023, a bill amending certain parts of the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations was approved in the National Diet. To enhance deterrent measures against violations by businesses, provisions adding to the amount of fines and establishing direct penalties for false recognition of quality and misleading representations have been newly introduced. Furthermore, in October 2023, the “Guidelines on Measures for the Management of Provision and Representation of Premiums to be Taken by Businesses” was enforced. Under this regulation, businesses (advertisers) are restricted from providing products or services while concealing the fact that it is an advertisement or promotion.
【The Purpose of the Webinar】
These legislative amendments are targeted at businesses and are aimed at implementing measures to preserve an environment where consumers can rationally choose better products and services. However, in the context of the general consumers acceding your articles through blogs and social media, affiliate marketers who publish advertisements from businesses also need to have a thorough understanding of the legal regulations.
For this webinar, we have invited Attorney Koya Uemura, who is actively involved as an advisor for the Tokyo Digital CATS (Clean Advertising Team of Specialists), an initiative by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government aimed at rationalizing improper advertising representations on the internet, aligning with the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations. Attorney Uemura will provide a lecture on the fundamentals of the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, as well as topics such as the subjectivity of representation in stealth marketing and the challenges in identification.
Additionally, we will address and respond to questions collected in advance from participants who wish to attend the webinar.
We hope that through this webinar, you will acquire accurate knowledge about the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations, and we encourage you to utilize this knowledge to create websites that are trusted by both advertisers and consumers.
【The Program for the Day】
（1） Introduction of the Speaker
（2） About the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations and
Stealth Marketing Regulations
（3） Q&A Session
（4） Our Company’s Approach to Stealth Marketing Regulations
※The content is subject to change
Date and Time: November 21, 2023 (Tue) 3:00PM～4:50PM
Venue: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Participation Fee: Free
Participation Criteria: Individuals registered with the ValueCommerce Affiliate as an affiliate site
Capacity: 300 participants (In the case of a high number of applicants, a lottery will be conducted)
※The archive video will be made available for a limited period at a later date. Details will be provided through newsletters, etc.
Speaker: Attorney Koya Uemura (Affiliated with Hibiya Sogo Law Offices)
Please register from the following page.
Application Deadline: November 14, 2023 (Tue) 11:59PM
*Tokyo Metropolitan Bureau of Lifelong Learning and Culture, Sports Bureau Press Release, July 21, 2023
Enhancing Response to Unjust Internet Advertisements! ～The Start of ”Tokyo Digital CATS” ～
The Consumer Affairs Agency Law Amending Certain provisions of the Act against Unjustifiable Premiums and Misleading Representations
The Consumer Affairs Agency Report on the Study Group on Stealth Marketing
【About ValueCommerce Co., Ltd.】
ValueCommerce has two strong axes: “Customer attraction” to EC websites through affiliate marketing (performance marketing) and “sales promotion” through pay-per-click advertisement within the digital mall and EC site management tools. We are a performance-based marketing company that provides total solutions from “customer attraction” to “sales promotion”, helping Ecommerce businesses maximize their profits.
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