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Privacy Policy

1. Basic Policy

The National Institute for Minamata Disease collects information about visitors to the National Institute for Minamata Disease website (http://www.nimd.go.jp/english/index.html: gWebsiteh) within the scope necessary for smooth operation of services (inquiries, provision of information, etc. through the website) provided through the Website. The collected information is handled appropriately within the scope of the purpose of use.

2. Scope of Collected Information

(1) The Website automatically acquires IP addresses and other information related to viewing the Website.
(2) In the event that an inquiry to the National Institute for Minamata Disease is sent by email to
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the senderfs email address is displayed on the receiving side.
(3) In the event that an inquiry to the Minamata Disease Archives is sent by email to
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the senderfs email address is displayed on the receiving side.

3. Purpose of Use

(1) Information collected under 2 (1) is used as reference information for the smooth operation of services provided through the Website.
(2) The email addresses collected under 2 (2) and (3) are used to answer inquiries and to send confirmation emails. The details of inquiries received may be used as reference material for advancing future research.

4. Restrictions on Use and Provision
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The National Institute for Minamata Disease does not provide collected information to any third party and does not use collected information for any purpose other than under 3. Purpose of Use except in the event of request for disclosure pursuant to laws and statutes; unauthorized access or other violation of the law; or other special reason.

5. Security Control Measures

The National Institute for Minamata Disease takes necessary measures to appropriately manage collected information including, but not limited to, prevention of leakage, deletion, or loss of collected information.

6. Scope

This Privacy Policy is applicable to the Website.

7. Disclaimer

The National Institute for Minamata Disease bears no responsibility for the handling of personal information on other websites linked to the Website. Caution is advised.

8. Privacy Policy Revision

The National Institute for Minamata Disease may revise the National Institute for Minamata Disease Website Privacy Policy as necessary.




Copyright and Links

Copyright and Disclaimer

1. Using the Content on the Website

Any person may freely use the information made available on the Website (gContenth) by copying, publically transmitting, or adapting by translating or modifying it, in accordance with the following terms of use 1) to 6). Commercial use is also permitted. Use of Content constitutes agreement by the user with these terms of use.

1) Source citation

a) Users must cite the source when using the Content. Below are possible formats for citing the source.
Examples of source citation
Source: (URL of relevant page), National Institute for Minamata Disease, Ministry of the Environment
Source: [Title of study], (National Institute for Minamata Disease, Ministry of the Environment), (URL of relevant page), (Accessed on [date])

b) If editing Content for use, indicate that the Content has been edited, as well as citing the source. It is prohibited to make public or to use edited information in a format that may misconstrue that the State (or a Ministry) had created the information.
(Examples of citation if editing Content before use)
Based on [title of report], (National Institute for Minamata Disease, Ministry of the Environment), (URL of relevant page)

Written by [name of company, etc.] and based on [title of study], (National Institute for Minamata Disease, Ministry of the Environment), (URL of relevant page)

2) No infringement of third party rights

a) Copyright or other rights over some Content may be held by a third party (This means a third party other than the State. Same below.) Any person using Content over which a third party holds copyright, or Content over which a third party holds rights other than copyright (e.g. publicity rights or image rights over a photograph) should, under their own responsibility, obtain consent for use from such third party, unless there is clear indication that the rights have already been cleared.
b) For some of the Content over which a third party holds rights, and depending on the format of source citations, the fact that a third party holds rights may be shown or suggested either directly or indirectly, however, some Content may not be clearly identified or labeled as being Content over which a third party holds rights. If such Content is to be used, it is the userfs responsible to check.
c) Even if a third party holds copyright over certain Content, in some cases such Content may be used without the copyright holderfs agreement, for example, quotations permitted under the Copyright Act.

3) Prohibited use

a) The following Content usages are prohibited.
(i) Usage that contravenes laws, statutes, ordinances or public order and morals
(ii) Usage that threatens the safety of the state or its citizens

4) Governing laws and agreed jurisdiction

a) These terms of use are to be interpreted in accordance with the laws of Japan.
b) The agreed court of first instance with exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute relating to these terms of use, or to use of Content under these terms of use, will be the district court having jurisdiction over the location of the organization that makes public the Content or terms of use involved in such dispute.

5) Disclaimer

a) The State bears no responsibility whatsoever for any action taken by a user involving the use of Content (including the use of information whose Content has been edited or processed).
b) Content may be changed, moved or deleted without prior notice.

6) Other

a) These terms of use do not limit use of quotations, etc. permissible under the Copyright Act.
b) These terms of use were established on December 9, 2014. These terms of use are based on Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use (Version 1.0). These terms of use may be changed in the future. Review of these terms of use will be considered in 2015

Links

1. Links from the National Institute for Minamata Disease

The content on third party websites linked from the National Institute for Minamata Disease Website is controlled under the responsibility of those various third parties. The Institute bears no responsibility whatsoever for any content on third party websites or for any damages arising from use of those websites. A link does not mean that there is any affiliation or special relationship between the Institute and the body whose website is linked. In the event that a user uses such a website, it may be necessary to agree to the terms of use listed on that website. Caution is advised.


2. Links to the National Institute for Minamata Disease

Linking to the National Institute for Minamata Disease Website is in principle free. However, the following points should be noted (While it is not necessary to obtain permission for a link, please send an email to
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(1) Please note that the National Institute for Minamata Disease bears no responsibility whatsoever for damages arising from links to the Website.

(2) Please note that the Website address and content may be changed or deleted without prior notice.
(Because addresses may be changed and deleted without notice, as a rule, please put links to the Website on your home page.)

(3) Please clearly indicate that the link is to the National Institute for Minamata Disease Website.

(4) Ensure that the National Institute for Minamata Disease Website is not mistaken for a part of your website. Ensure that settings are such that a new window opens with the link. (To ensure that website viewers are not confused, indicate that gClicking on the link will open a new windowh or indicate as such in another manner.)

i(5) The Institute may refuse a link from any website that is not in keeping with the purpose of the Institutefs website, including a website that slanders or libels either a third party or the Institute, a website that contravenes public order and morals or any other website that contravenes laws, statutes, or ordinances.

Contact

If you have any comments or questions about the National Institute for Minamata Disease website, please send an email to

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Other

Please note that the National Institute for Minamata Disease website content may be changed or deleted without prior notice.