K-LINE 

KEMONO  CHARACTER CREATION

Terms of Use for K-LINE products


Introduction

These terms and conditions apply to all K-LINE products purchased by customers.
The purpose of these terms and conditions is to obtain your consent to use the K-LINE creations in various media after the sale of the Kemonosuit, and to prevent any accidents or damages caused by the unexpected handling of the characters by the users, as well as any damage to the image of K-LINE caused by these effects. Please read the following details carefully. Please read the following details carefully and consider purchasing only if you agree to them.
 

1.Definitions

The following terms are used in this agreement.
The term "User" refers to the person who purchases, manages, and manipulates the Kemonosuit created based on K-LINE's character design.
The term "character" refers to the character design and the kemonosuit.
The term "character" refers to both the character design and the kemonosuit, with "design" referring to the character design alone and "kemonosuit" referring to the stuffed fursuit. 
 

2.Establishment of User's Agreement

By purchasing a Kemonosuit, you are deemed to have understood and agreed to all of the terms and conditions of this agreement.

3. Modification of the Terms

If K-LINE deems it necessary, the Terms of Use may be amended within the scope of the purpose of the Service. In such a case, K-LINE will notify you of the contents of the revised Terms and the effective date of the revised Terms by displaying them on the Service or the Website, or by notifying you in a manner determined by K-LINE. The revised Terms of Use shall be effective from the time the Terms are updated. Please note that typographical errors and omissions may be changed without notice.
 

4.Scope of Use of Characters

You are allowed to request commissions, produce doujinshi (fanzines), and produce other goods to be distributed at sales events within the scope of your personal activities. However, K-LINE will not accept any activities that are based on the assumption that they will be used for commercial purposes, and any profit-making activities that require tax returns*1 will also be considered as commercial use, as these activities are beyond the scope of personal activities. Please contact K-LINE if you are unable to determine this on your own.
*1 If you are outside of Japan, your income minus expenses must be less than 200,000 yen. 5.


5. registration of character trademarks and purchase of copyrights

5.1 Character designs and kemono suits, as well as their associated copyrights, may be purchased for commercial use only.
5.2 Unauthorized commercial use of the characters will result in the confiscation of all profits earned from such use, and the right to use the characters will be revoked.
5.3 If you wish to purchase or use the character for commercial purposes, please contact us from "2, Questions about character purchase". We will respond flexibly after hearing about your purpose.

6. prohibited uses without exception

6.1 Use of the character in connection with criminal acts, religion, or anti-social expressions is prohibited.
6.2 Use of characters for acts or purposes that are offensive to public order and morals, self-mutilation, or expressions that defame third parties is prohibited.
6.3 Misrepresenting a character as the user's own work is prohibited.
6.4 It is prohibited to register designs or trademarks for characters.
6.5 It is prohibited to change the name, pattern, silhouette, or otherwise alter the design of a character *2
6.6 Wearing a combination of different materials, costumes, or characters is prohibited.
6.7 It is prohibited to engage in acts that significantly damage the image of the character.
6.8 Conduct that violates the above prohibitions is prohibited, even when not changing clothes *3.
6.9 It is prohibited to ask companies or corporations to create any 3D models, figures, or plush toys of the characters.
6.10 Resale (including auctions) or transfer of the Kemonosuit is prohibited *4
6.11 Soliciting sponsorship or work using the character is prohibited.
6.12 Activities as a Vtuber using the character are prohibited.
 
*1 Actions that are offensive to public order and morals, especially adult-oriented expressions, are not allowed, not only in the action itself, but also in expressions that are not artistic in nature. Artistic expression here means that the name of the work and the photographer are clearly indicated, regardless of whether it is a video or still image. However, this does not apply to two-dimensional illustrations.
*2 As a concrete example, wearing rubber suits, pet suits, or exchanging parts between characters that are not in the correct combination of characters, or that do not have the parts that should be attached, is prohibited. However, this does not apply to partial suits or other costumes worn over the character.
*3 Even if you are not using the character, please refrain from purchasing the suit if you are engaged in criminal, religious, or anti-social activities, or if you are posting adult content in public (SNS, etc.).
*4 If you have to give up your Kemonosuit due to unavoidable circumstances, please be sure to let K-LINE know the reason. In this case, we will re-register the transferee owner or return the Kemono Suit. Please note that this does not apply to rentals, as long as it is only a temporary loan to a third party during the event.

7. Regarding the production of 3D avatar models for role-playing purposes on VRchat, Second Life, etc. using the design

 
K-LINE characters are designed to be represented as kemonosuits, and are not intended to be used as 3D avatars in VR.
However, in light of the current situation, in order to enjoy role-playing in these VR spaces, we will allow our characters to be used in VR, provided that the following rules are observed.

7.1 Personal creation of 3D avatars or requests to personal creators are permitted, provided that the terms of "4, 5, 6, and 7" are observed.
7.2 However, all avatars in this case will be unofficial K-LINE avatars, and K-LINE will not be held responsible for any problems that may occur during the creation of 3D models or online role-playing.
7.3 In the event that K-LINE enters the 3D model creation and VR industry in the future, any services offered by K-LINE will not be available to unofficial avatars.
7.4 Please note that K-LINE reserves the right to request that you do not use any models that it deems do not meet the quality standards required by K-LINE.
7.5 Please use K-LINE's character design sheet when requesting a third party to create your avatar model.
7.6 The copyright of the design belongs to K-LINE. Please be sure to add the text "Designed by K-LINE" when you publish your avatar.
 

In the event of any discrepancies between these Terms of Use and other languages due to translation, the Japanese version of the Terms of Use will be applied.

Last update: January 25, 2021