These rules (hereinafter referred to as “Rules”) stipulate requirements regarding the use of digital photographs in the Japanese Tea Education Database (hereinafter referred to as “Database”).
The Japan Tea Export Council (hereinafter referred to as “Council”) shall grant the use of digital photographs in the Database free of charge to tea educators and certified tea instructors for the purpose of using said photographs in educational activities.
Individuals and organizations that wish to use the digital photographs (hereinafter referred to as “Users”) must agree to the Rules and submit an application indicating the purpose of use.
Some digital photographs in the database are owned by the National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (hereinafter referred to as “NARO”). Users who wish to use these photographs must submit an application to NARO.
There are no restrictions on viewing the photographs in the database.
The digital photographs are protected under the Copyright Act of Japan and other relevant laws and ordinances, and the copyright and other rights to said photographs, as well as the right to use them, are held by the Council and the third parties that provided said photographs to the Council.
However, the copyright and other rights to digital photographs owned by NARO, as well as the right to use them, are held by NARO. Users who wish to use these photographs must submit a separate application to NARO.
Furthermore, the use of the digital photographs shall be granted under the terms specified in the Rules, and the Council shall continue to retain the right to grant the use of the photographs after their use has been granted.
The User shall be permitted to use the digital photographs only for the purpose of educational activities to raise awareness and promote the consumption of Japanese tea. Using the photographs for other purposes is prohibited. Once their use is completed, the User must immediately delete the photographs. The following uses are prohibited:
The User must, whenever possible, display the following when using a photograph:
“Photograph(s) provided by the Japan Tea Export Council” or, for photographs owned by NARO, “Photograph(s) provided by the Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, NARO”
If the User violates the Rules, the Council can revoke the right to use the photographs at any time. Furthermore, the Council may also refuse to allow the User to use the digital photographs in the future.
Export Environment Division, Japan Tea Export Council
(World Green Tea Association)
Shizuoka O-CHA Plaza
Mizunomori Bldg. 3rd Fl, 14-1 Minami-cho, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, Shizuoka-ken 422-8067
For photographs owned by NARO, email application to: Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science, NARO Planning and Cooperation Section Coordinator for Collaboration on Fruit Tree Research