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Privacy policy

Last updated: 14th July 2020

This privacy policy has been established with a view to protecting the privacy of visitors to the website of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (hereinafter referred to as, “AIST”).

1.Basic premise

 AIST takes protecting the privacy of visitors to its website into consideration whilst operating said website. Personal information provided by visitors are managed appropriately in accordance with the "Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Independent Administrative Institutions, etc.".

2.Scope of information collection and purposes of use

(1)This website automatically collects Internet domain names, IP addresses, search queries, and other information related to browsing this website (access log). The information collected shall be utilized as references toward the smooth implementation of services offered by this website.

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AIST uses Google Analytics to collect and analyze access logs from its official website (https://www.aist.go.jp/). Google Analytics uses cookies to collect access logs. For more information about Google Analytics and Google's privacy policy, please visit the Google website.

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(2)As per the necessity, you may be asked to submit your postal address, name, age, gender, affiliation, telephone number, email address, etc. upon receipt of inquiries and public comments, or in soliciting your opinions on individual cases. Your email address shall be disclosed to recipient(s).
Inquiries and opinions received, including those submitted voluntarily, shall be used as reference for future measures. Your email address, postal address, name and telephone number shall also be used to reply to your inquiries or to contact you for confirmation. Such information may be forwarded to relevant department(s) and organization(s) within AIST, depending on the nature of your comments and/or inquiries.

(3)Those wishing to receive AIST’s email magazine shall be asked to submit their email address. The email address registered shall be used as part of the AIST email magazine distribution service.

(4)You may be asked to provide your address, name, affiliation, telephone number, etc., should the need arise, such as when accepting applications for events, tours, and so on. Information you provide may be forwarded to the relevant department(s) or organization(s) within AIST in order to facilitate the smooth implementation of applicable events and/or tours. Statistically processed information may also be made public.

3.Restrictions on use and provision

AIST shall not use the information collected for its own purposes or share same with third parties for any purpose other than those stipulated in Section 2, excepting in cases of requests for disclosure based on laws and regulations, illegal acts such as unauthorized access and threats, or other exceptional circumstances. However, statistically processed information may be made public.

4.Safety measures

In accordance with Fundamental policy on Information security, AIST shall take necessary measures for prevention of leaks, losses or damages, as well as for appropriate management of information collected.

5.Scope of application

This privacy policy is applicable only to this website.

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