This site is the official web site of The Kitasato Institute and is administered and operated by the Public Relations Section, Corporate Division.
The following provides information concerning the safe use of this site and what considerations should be taken into account during use.
Acceptable Use Policy
We expect visitors to this website ("this Site") of The Kitasato Institute (the "Institute") to use any text(s), illustration(s), image(s), and/or audio, visual and/or other material(s) contained in this Site in compliance with the Acceptable Use Policy set forth below. When any person uses this Site whether by viewing, downloading, sharing links, reproducing part thereof, or other action, the person shall be deemed to accept and agree to this Acceptable Use Policy.
This Acceptable Use Policy may be reviewed and revised at any time without prior notice. When this Acceptable Use Policy is revised, a notification will be issued, and the revised Acceptable Use Policy will be published on this Site. Users are expected to periodically check the Acceptable Use Policy before using the Site whether is be viewing, downloading, sharing links, reproducing part thereof, or other action. When any user visits this Site for the first time after the Acceptable Use Policy has been revised, the user shall be deemed to accept and agree to the revised Acceptable Use Policy.
Scope and Conditions of Use
Scope of Acceptable Use
The Institute owns the copyright to all text(s), illustration(s), image(s), and/or audio, visual and/or other material(s) contained in this Site, except where specifically indicated, and those materials are protected by copyright laws and international treaties. Users of any of the abovementioned material are expected to comply with the terms and conditions established by the Institute (or by the author of the material if an entity other than the Institute is named as the material's source).
For the avoidance of doubt, for the purpose of the Japanese Copyright Act, circumstances where said materials can be used without authorization of the Institute as the copyright holder of the materials shall refer to the use of materials for news reporting, academic research/educational purposes, or private purposes, including, but not limited to acts of printing such materials or storing them on hard discs or other data storage media for the purpose of using the materials during lessons offered in schools or other non-profit educational institutions, or for the purpose of personal or domestic use or other equivalent use within a limited scope.
The Institute hereby requests that you comply with the Terms and Conditions of Use set forth below when you use any of the said materials within the permissible scope.
Notwithstanding the above, any materials contained in this Site and relating to any particular individual(s) cannot be used without specific prior approval of the Institute, for the purpose of protecting of such individual's rights of publicity and rights to likeness.
The Institute logos cannot be used without prior approval of the Institute as the owner of the trademark rights for the logos because they have been registered in Japan in the Institute's name.
Any use of the materials contained in this Site for the purpose of commercial or profit-making activities is prohibited if used without prior approval of the Institute as the copyright holder. Any person who wishes to use the materials may enquire at the following address:
5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan
[Link to the Inquiry Form]
Any use of the text(s), illustration(s), image(s), and/or audio, visual and/or other material(s) contained in this Site is prohibited if
- such use is made in order to support, endorse, slander, or libel any particular individual, organization, or entity;
- such use is made in a manner that is against public order or moral;
- such use will cause misunderstanding concerning the Institute's business; or
- such use will significantly injure the Institute's image and/or credibility, or violate any individual's or entity's rights. (Note that this includes any pretense that any product contained in this Site [including but not limited to academic research papers] is the user's own product, or any act that may cause a similar misunderstanding.)
Terms and Conditions of Use
Whenever you use any text(s), illustration(s), image(s), and/or audio, visual and/or other material(s) contained in this Site, you are hereby requested in advance to expressly indicate the source of such material by using the words "supplied by The Kitasato Institute" or "Courtesy of The Kitasato Institute" or any other similarly worded statement.
(Modification of Data)
Any modification of any said text(s), illustration(s), image(s), and/or audio, visual and/or other material(s) is prohibited unless such modifications are done in order to give credit. The word "modification," as used herein, includes the altering of illustrations, images or audio, visual or other material (for example but not limited to changing the horizontal-to-vertical ratio, cutting off any portion from any image, or inserting additional elements in a manner that significantly alters the original intent of the material) or the changing or reversing colors.
If the Institute reasonably determines that any person does not use this Site in compliance with this Acceptable Use Policy, the Institute reserves the right to take action to prevent such misuse.
Compliance with Policies Relating to Third-party Web Sites
Some portions of this Site provide links to third-party web sites ("External Sites"). Such links to External sites do not constitute the Institute's recommendation or endorsement of such External Sites. Any policies established by External Site will apply to the use of the External Site.
Linking to this Site
The Institute hereby prohibits any person from linking from any External Site to this Site if
- through such links, the person seems to support, endorse, slander, or libel any particular individual, organization, or entity;
- such links are provided in a manner that is against public order or moral;
- such links will cause misunderstanding concerning the Institute's business;
- such links will significantly injure the Institute's image and/or credibility, or violate any individual's or entity's rights; or
- such links constitute a so-called frame link (i.e., a link offered in such manner as to cause visitors to the External Site to erroneously believe that any content of any part of the Site is part of the External Site by embedding such content into a frame).
Any person shall be free to provide links from any External Site to this Site for any other purposes, subject to the condition that such a person shall expressly refer to the Institute as a source of the content to which the link is offered.
If you have any doubt, please contact the following address:
5-9-1 Shirokane, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8641, Japan