This website（hereinafter, “countries.hi-chew.com”）is administered by Morinaga & Co., Ltd.（hereinafter, “Morinaga”）.
To creators of websites that display Morinaga characters and products
Displaying Morinaga characters without permission on a public website may infringe on the copyrights, trademarks and other intellectual property rights of Morinaga. However, Morinaga permits the display of its characters and products on your own website as long as it is not for commercial purposes and the following rules are carefully followed. The same guidelines apply on all computer networks, including those for mobile devices.
Please take special care in following these rules.
Must be used on personal websites for non-commercial purposes.
Websites displaying Morinaga characters and products must not have any content that functions to the detriment of Morinaga or content that violates public morals and standards of decency.
The personal website must make clear to viewers that it is not the official Morinaga website or a website approved by Morinaga.
Images originally created by Morinaga must not be traced, modified, reworked, or revised in any way.
The following note must be displayed on websites that contain Morinaga characters and products.
<Example: Kyoro-chan character>
"This website is not affiliated in any way with Morinaga & Co., Ltd.
All intellectual property rights associated with Kyoro-chan belong to Morinaga & Co., Ltd."
Using Morinaga’s company name, product names, and character names as the name of the personal website.
Displaying trademarks, service marks, logo marks and corporate marks of Morinaga（excluding banner images with links to Morinaga’s website that Morinaga gave you permission to use）.
Adding callouts（words or sentences）to, animating, putting clothes on, or any other unique portrayal of Morinaga characters（including images you created that look like Morinaga characters, or pictures of Morinaga stuffed animals）.
Any other action that could damage the reputation of Morinaga characters（including animations, comic or book adaptations）.
Embedding and distributing Morinaga characters or products（including images you created）as icons, wallpaper, standby images, etc. in freeware or shareware; creating and publishing games that use Morinaga characters or products.
Publishing images, audio and music used in Morinaga TV commercials, or any derivative arrangements.
Using Morinaga website data.
Even if these rules are followed, in the event that Morinaga determines its characters and products are being used inappropriately, Morinaga reserves the right to revoke any permission for use without warning and demand that its content be deleted.
oreover, even if these rules are followed, Morinaga does not endorse third-party websites（your website is not an official Morinaga website）.
Morinaga’s website may contain forward-looking statements about the future business prospects and financial performance of Morinaga and its Group companies. These forward‐looking statements include risks and uncertainties, and should be regarded only as forecasts as of that point in time. Actual business and financial performance may differ materially from these forward‐looking statements due to a variety of factors including economic conditions, market trends, and foreign exchange rates that affect the operations of Morinaga and its Group companies. You should not place any undue reliance on these forward‐looking statements. Morinaga shall not accept any obligation to correct these forward‐looking statements.
Unless requested by Morinaga, Morinaga does not solicit or accept your ideas, proposals, or materials for products or other matters. Please do not send us any ideas, proposals, or materials. If you ignore this warning and send ideas, proposals, notes, graphics, plans or any other information（hereinafter represented together as “information”）to Morinaga, such information will be treated as the property of Morinaga.
In this case, Morinaga shall not be held responsible for keeping such information confidential or reporting how such information is used.
Any currently acknowledged rights or future rights to such information shall be exclusively transferred to Morinaga without regard to its geographical origin, categorization or attributes. Morinaga reserves the right to use such information for commercial or any other purpose without restriction and without paying compensation to the provider of such information.
The Tokyo District Court has exclusive jurisdiction over any and all disputes related to this website and the content of this agreement.