Legal Notices

Legal Notices

The following Legal Notices apply to websites directly operated by Gurunavi Inc. ("Gurunavi") and websites operated together with partners, including Gurunavi, Yoshimoto Gurunavi, Gurunavi Otona no Restaurant Guide, Mezamashi Magazine Gurunavi, Baby Navi, Raku-Raku Kanji-san, This is the Secretary's Office, Gurunavi Food Market, Gurunavi Recipes, Ekikara Timetable, Gurunavi Travel (Internet-based Travel Planner), and SURF&SNOW (collectively "Gurunavi websites").

Users are asked to read carefully the Terms of Use. By using Gurunavi websites, users shall be deemed to have accepted the provisions of the Terms of Use.

Gurunavi services

Gurunavi currently provides restaurant, hotel, and train search services, food-related online shopping, and publishes Gurunavi recipes through the Gurunavi websites. However, various services may be added, changed or removed at the discretion of Gurunavi.

While Gurunavi permits users to access its services, it provides no guarantee of the content or provision of these services, nor of the outcome in accessing these services. Gurunavi shall not be held responsible for any and all damages arising from downloads or websites and services, which can be accessed via the search function of the Gurunavi websites.

Transactions conducted by users on Gurunavi websites (including access to restaurant, accommodation, and train information, coupons, shopping, restaurant information requests and queries, and the use of message boards, etc.) are conducted directly between users and service providers (providers of products or services subject to transactions, including restaurants, accommodation facilities, railway companies, product exhibitors, and any agency of these providers). Gurunavi is not included among the involved parties and therefore takes no responsibility for transactions. Accordingly, in the event that a problem occurs in a transaction, the user shall work directly with the service provider to resolve the matter.

For queries regarding services and products, content displayed on Gurunavi websites, and the privacy policy of the service providers, users are requested to contact service providers directly.

Gurunavi shall not be held responsible for system interruptions, delays, or data-loss caused by damage to communications lines or computers, or damages caused by unauthorized access or any other damages caused to users of the Gurunavi Websites. Gurunavi does not guarantee that emails sent from the Gurunavi webpage, server, or domain are free of computer viruses, etc.

While Gurunavi may provide and appropriate information and advice to users and service providers, it takes no responsibility for such actions resulting from such information and advice.

Gurunavi shall take no responsibility for content posted on message boards such as Kuchikomi Message Board and Editors Scoop (collectively "message boards"). Gurunavi provides access to message boards solely as part of its service to users, and prohibits the use of message boards for commercial purposes. Gurunavi takes no responsibility for the authenticity, credibility or legality of the content posted on message boards. Accordingly, users shall take full responsibility for all that has to do with such use.

Requirement of member registration for use of message boards

Gurunavi monitors the content posted on message boards at its own discretion, and has the right to remove any content that breaches the Terms of Use.

Gurunavi has the right to remove at its own discretion any members who breach the Terms of Use.

If you find that contents are posted on the other social media networks seem to breach these terms of use, please contact us here.

While Gurunavi endeavors to monitor the content of its message boards to the fullest extent possible, it is not obliged to monitor message boards at all times, nor is it obliged to delete particular content posted on the message boards.

Member-only services

For services where a membership is required, users are asked to carefully read the Gurunavi Membership Terms and adhere to these terms at all times.

Privacy Policy

All membership information and information related to users shall be handled in accordance with Gurunavi's privacy policy.

Privacy Policy

Adhering to terms

Regarding the use of the Gurunavi websites, there are cases where Gurunavi and Gurunavi's partners operate under different terms. In this case, it is necessary for the user to agree to those terms. Please carefully read the all of these terms and adhere to them at all times.

Prohibited actions

Users are prohibited from conducting the following when using the Gurunavi Websites. If these terms are breached, Gurunavi may cease or refuse transactions made by the user. Users are responsible for any damages incurred against Gurunavi as a result of their actions.

  1. 1)
    Any action that violates the rights, earnings or reputation of Gurunavi, partners of Gurunavi, other users, or third parties. Any action that violates the privacy of others or slanders others.
  2. 2)
    Any action that involves placing orders with no intent to make payment for the order, placing an order without an intention to make the purchase, any action that registers or notifies false information, or any action that is deemed fraudulent.
  3. 3)
    Any action that is intended for sales or profit-oriented activities using Gurunavi Websites.
  4. 4)
    Any action that is in breach of the law.
  5. 5)
    Any action that is in breach of the terms set by Gurunavi
  6. 6)
    Any action that involves uploading, posting or sending contents such as computer viruses, computer codes, files or programs that are designed to damage destroy or limit computer software, hardware, or telecommunications equipment.
  7. 7)
    Any action that involves gathering and accumulating private information of other users, regardless of the methods used.


In some cases links to third-party websites and resources are placed on Gurunavi Websites. In these cases, Gurunavi does not manage these websites or resources, and as such takes no responsibility for their content or the outcome of accessing these links. Users are asked to refer to the terms of use of the appropriate website or resource.


To analyze the access history and user conditions and to enhance the viewing experience of users, Gurunavi gathers information on each user's IP address and mobile phone identification number, and uses cookies to gather information about access history, etc. If the user's browser is set up to reject cookies, it is possible that some parts of the Gurunavi websites may not function properly.

Trademarks, copyright, etc.

Content posted on Gurunavi websites (including information, data, software, music, audio, photos, illustrations, video, messages, etc.) (collectively "Gurunavi content") shall belong to the Company, or a company authorized or permitted by Gurunavi to use the content. All Gurunavi content is protected by copyright.

Gurunavi, Raku-Raku Kanji-san, This is the Secretary's Office, Gurunavi Food Market, Ekikara Timetable, Gurunavi Travel (Internet-based Travel Planner) and Chef Kuru are trademarks of Gurunavi.

Users may download restaurant information, restaurant and hotel maps, coupons, Gurunavi recipes for private use only, and may to a reasonable degree, print out pages for use. However, users cannot remove, alter or change any copyrights or other records displayed in the content.

Unauthorized duplication, public transmission, revision, alteration, sale, posting to third party websites of Gurunavi contents is a violation of Gurunavi's copyrights and property rights, and is deemed a copyright infringement.

Proprietary rights of user-generated content

Information such as recommendations, reviews, comments, questions, recipes and all other contents regarding restaurants, accommodation information, products, and services, etc., that users have sent to Gurunavi, will be handled in the following manner.

Copyright of user-generated content shall be applied to Gurunavi at the point that the content is sent to Gurunavi. Users must guarantee that the content is their own original work and not from a third party. However, when this is not the case and a third party is also involved with the creation of the content, the user must take responsibility for the smooth handling of rights.

Gurunavi holds the rights to freely use user-generated content in accordance with copyright laws, including duplication, public transmission, translation, and adaptation of the content (including authorization rights provided by Gurunavi to third parties). The user shall not claim moral rights to the content (including disclosure rights, naming disclosure rights, and rights of integrity). However this rule does not apply if the use of this content defames the users. There are no regional restrictions, copyright display obligations, or other conditions attached to the use of this content, the period shall be the length of which the user-generated content copyright is in effect, and no compensation such as royalties, etc. shall be generated.

Changes to Terms of Use

Gurunavi's Terms of Use are subject to revision without notice. Users are asked to check the Terms of Use when using Gurunavi websites. The content of the change shall be deemed to have been accepted by all Users when displayed on Gurunavi Websites.

Other terms

The relationship between the users and Gurunavi shall be interpreted under the laws of Japan. The Tokyo District Court shall be the exclusive agreement jurisdictional court of the first hearing for any and all disputes between the users and Gurunavi.

December 6, 2005

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