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Privacy and Cookie Policy

1. Basic premise
The Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (”JSPS”), collects information from persons using its Official Website (”the Site”) in areas that facilitate the smooth operation of services (such as information provision) provided over the Site. Information acquired is handled properly within the “scope of the stated purposes of use.”


2. Scope of information acquisition
(1) JSPS automatically collects and stores Internet domain names, IP addresses, information about the Site access(i.e., date and time of access and pages visited) and so on. (2) In the “Feedback/Question” section of “JSPS Monthlys,” we ask users to register their e-mail address, and optionally their gender, age range, occupation, and the country they live in.


3. Purposes of use
(1) The information acquired in 2. (1) is used as a reference in facilitating the smooth operation of services provided via the Site. (2) The information collected in 2. (2) is used for reference.


4. Limitations on use and provision of acquired information
Except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, JSPS does not use information acquired for any purposes other than those described in 3., nor does JSPS it provide it to any third party. However, statistical information regarding access to the Site or information on user attributes may be made public.


5. Measures to ensure security
JSPS takes measures necessary to managing the acquired information in a manner that prevents its leakage, loss or destruction.


6. Disclosure of personal information
JSPS does not collect names, birth dates and other information capable of identifying individuals on the Site. Therefore, we do not respond to requests for disclosure of personal information by users.


7. Scope of application
This privacy policy applies only to the JSPS’s official website.


Cookie Policy

1. How We Use Cookies
We use cookies on our websites for a variety of reasons which you can learn about below. The cookies we use do not store personally identifiable information nor can they harm your computer. We want our website to be informative, personal, and as user friendly as possible and cookies help us to achieve that goal. By using our website, you agree to the use of cookies and other technologies as set out in this policy. We appreciate some users may like more individual control over their visit to our website and can adjust their settings accordingly. You can read all about this in the section below “How to control and delete cookies”. If you do not agree to such use, please refrain from using the website.


2. What are Cookies?
A cookie is a small file and holds a certain amount of data, which our website can send to your browser. It may then be stored on your computer’s hard drive and can be accessed by our web server. This cookie data can then be retrieved and can allow us to customise our web pages and services accordingly. It is important to clarify that cookies do not collect any personal data stored on your hard drive or computer.


3. How do We Use Cookies?
We use two analytics packages in order to constantly improve your browsing experience on our websites. Trusted partners like DoubleClick help us serve advertising and analytics companies like Google Analytics may also place cookies on your machine. Please read their privacy policies to ensure that you’re comfortable with the manner in which they use cookies.
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4. Social Media Third Party Cookies?
To enrich our website content, sometimes we may embed video content from other social media websites such as YouTube or Facebook. As a result, when you visit a page with content embedded, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. QWS has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information. We also offer a “share page” widget on some of our web pages, where content can be shared easily on the following sites Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. These sites may set a cookie when you are logged into their service. QS has no control or liability over these cookies set, so you should check the relevant third party’s cookie policy for more information.


5. How to Control and Delete Cookies?
QS will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, should you choose to disable, reject or block our cookies, some parts of our websites will not function fully, or in some cases, our website will not be accessible at all. For more information on how to control your cookie settings and browser settings, or how to delete cookies on your hard drive, please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.