Thank you, Joy, for your reply.
Of course as you might guess, being in Japan, COPPA is a secondary concern for us. The primary question I have been asking is compliance to Japan’s new laws. Yes, I have looked at the terms of service prior to emailing you and then posting on this forum.
"Trimble makes no representation that the Service is appropriate or available for use in locations outside the United States, and accessing them from territories where they are illegal is prohibited. " After reading this, I’m concerned that since we are in Japan that there might be a some conflict with the new legislature. To be honest, I was looking for more assurance that we could use your service. And I still am in this continuing request for help.
In addition, as you may know, Google is changing its coverage policy of many additional services for education organizations. Many of these services will be automatically disabled on August 1, 2017. If Sketchup is one of these services, we are required by Google and possibly by law to inform parents and request written permission from each one.
As you can guess, this will be a big hastle for everyone. So, wee are kindly asking for some help from you. It is unclear if we will need by law what we will need to inform about Sketchup to our parents.
A helpful and informative reply to these concerns would be very much appreciated.