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Overview on Billing

Overview

Our current charging scheme for mixi apps are as follows:

mixiアプリ PC PC & Mobile Mobile
mixi Payment Program (mPP)

Usage of mixi Payment Program

mixi Inc. (hereinafter, “mixi”) offers “mixi Payment Program” as a billing method for mixi apps. However, please note that billing/adding of mixi points is currently only available to mixi Apps for mobile and not PC (mixi points can only be viewed and used from the PC).
mixi Payment Program

Usage of External Billing Methods

New Registrations

For those application providers who would like to provide billing methods other than mixi Payment Program, we ask you to go through a set procedure before you start your billing.

Precondition:

Stable operation is seen with the application, thus more than 14 days have passed since its launch.

Step 1: Submission of “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”

Please send us the form with the necessary information filled and stamped/signed. External billing may not start until after the form has been received.

Download “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”

Notices:

  • Please be reminded that mixi Apps for Mobile may not use a billing method other than mixi Payment Program.
  • Only external billing services operated by a company who has obtained the PrivacyMark and/or ISMS/ISO27001 are applicable to offer on mixi Apps. Please refer to “Commercial Activities” within the mixi Application Guideline.
  • If there are numerous applications you would like to start using external billing services, please submit a copy of the “Application Form for Usage of External Billing (『新規外部決済利用アプリ申請書』)” included in the “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)” package for each application. However, with cases where, for example, the contact person of an application is different depending on the application, please submit the “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)” package and not only the “Application Form for Usage of External Billing (『新規外部決済利用アプリ申請書』)”. If you have already submitted a “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)” and if there is no significant change in information, you only have to submit the “Application Form for Usage of External Billing (『新規外部決済利用アプリ申請書』)”.
  • If you will be using several services provided by the same external billing service provider, please list all services in the “Application Form for Usage of External Billing (『新規外部決済利用アプリ申請書』)”. Furthermore, if there are more than one external billing service provider, please also include information of all providers.
  • Before submitting your application for category listing, please make sure to first submit the necessary application form for external billing. (Deleted on December 22nd, 2009)
Address

Please send forms filled in and stamped (signed) to the following address:

mixi Platform Team
Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya First Tower 7F,
1-2-20 Higashi, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, 150-0011, Japan

Please make sure to have the form stamped or signed by a duly authorized representative of your company. Stamps or signatures other than that of a duly authorized representative will not be accepted.

Step 2: Start of External Billing

After we receive the “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”, we will send you an e-mail in return. From this point onwards, please start your billing. Furthermore, please make sure to display the following alert page when users will be accessing the external billing site, to notify users about it.

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Please check “Procedures for Guiding a User to External Sites” for more details.

Step 3: Submitance of Security Check Sheet

A security check sheet will be attached and sent with the e-mail to inform you that we have received your “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing”. Please make sure to reply to us using the specified mail template.

We will be setting a deadline for you to submit the security check sheet. Please note that, if we do not hear from you by the deadline, we may delete or stop your application. Furthermore, we will be checking the security aspects of your application without your prior concent.

Procedure to Change Information Submitted in “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”

When there are changes in the content of the form, please make sure to send us a new copy with the necessary information filled and form stamped (signed).

When adding applications using external billing services

Procedures will be the same as when applying for the first time. However, you do not have to submit the “Registration Form on Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”. You only need to submit the “Application Form for Usage of External Billing (『新規外部決済利用アプリ申請書』)”. After we receive your form, we will send you a request to submit the “Security Check Sheet”. Please make sure to send us the sheet within two weeks after our request. If we do not receive the form within the given period, please be aware that we may stop or delete your application.

Procedure to Change Billing Methods with Already Approved Apps

When you would like to make changes, such as changing the external billing service provider; add, change or terminate a billing method, with applications whose billing method have already been approved, please make sure to fill in and send us the “Registration Form for Changes on Application’s External Billing (『外部決済利用アプリ変更申請書』)” via postage or attach and reply to the e-mail you have received when submitting the “Application Form for Usage of External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”. You may not change your billing method until after we we have approved the change.
Download “Registration Form for Changes on Application’s External Billing (『外部決済方法利用届出書』)”

mixi Platform Team
Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya First Tower 7F,
1-2-20 Higashi, Shibuya-ku,
Tokyo, 150-0011, Japan
Types of Changes
  • Add or terminate billing service provider with an already approved application
  • Add or terminate billing methods with an already approved application
  • Change in scheduled pricing with an already approved application
  • Change in service overview with an already approved application
  • Change in product overview with an already approved application
  • Change in screen flow of an already approved application

After we receive your form(s), we will make the request to submit the “Security Check Sheet”. Please make sure to send us the sheet within two weeks after our request.

Procedure on how to handle malfunctions of billing

Please send us a report on the malfunction. Please refer to 「Procedure to report malfunction (障害報告の手順)」 for more details.

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