Website Policy

This website, www.kyohaku.go.jp (the "Website"), is administered by the Kyoto National Museum (the "Museum"). In accessing this Website, users agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. The Museum may revise these terms and conditions from time to time. Users are encouraged to visit this page periodically to review the most updated version of this website policy.

1. Copyright

All contents (the"Contents") of this website, including text, images, graphics, data, and design, are proprietary to the Museum or its licensors or other third parties. The Kyoto National Museum retains all its rights, including copyright, in the Contents.
The Contents may be used and reproduced only for non-commercial, educational and personal use as subject to Japanese copyright laws. Any unauthorized uses of the Contents except as permitted by these terms and conditions are strictly prohibited, including downloading, copying, distributing, or otherwise using Contents for any commercial purpose.

2. Linking to this Website

Users are welcome to link to the Website for any non-commercial purpose. Pages of the Website other than the top page (http://www.kyohaku.go.jp/) are subject to change without notice.

3. Disclaimers

The Museum makes every reasonable effort to monitor and verify the Contents of this Website; however it does not warrant the accuracy, validity, irrefragability, or security of the Contents. The Museum will not be liable for any damages or loss resulting from use of the Website.

Many of the Contents are time sensitive. At its discretion, the Museum may discontinue or take down all or any part of the Website or remove any of its Contents at any time. The Museum will not be liable for any damages or loss resulting from the updating, editing, deletion, or discontinuation of the Contents.

Any third-party websites ("Linked Sites") whose links are posted on this Website are the responsibility of the administrators of the Linked Sites and are not administered by the Museum. The Museum will not be liable for any damages or loss resulting from use of Linked Sites.

4. Privacy Policy

The Museum may collect personal information of users who visit the Website. When such personal information is collected, it is protected in accordance with the following policy:

  1. The Museum appropriately manages the personal information collected or obtained in accordance with the Japanese Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Independent Administrative Agencies, and other related laws and standards.
  2. Except in the instances listed below, the Museum does not collect personal information that would distinguish individual users, such as names, mailing addresses, or birthdates.
    1. The Website automatically collects your Internet domain name, IP address, and other information pertaining to your visit to the Website. The Museum will not link this information to data that can identify you as an individual unless such measures are required by law or regulation, or to protect the rights of other users.
    2. If you contact us via the Suggestion Box form on the Website, we register your name and email address.
  3. The management and storage of personal information collected by the Museum is strictly controlled. In order to protect personal information from loss, destruction, leakage, defacement, and unauthorized access, the Kyoto National Museum has installed precautionary security policies and will act with expediency in the unlikely event of any breach.
  4. As a basic principle, the Museum does not disclose personal information it collects to third parties except in the cases outlined below.
    1. When, in order to respond to your inquiry, we need to disclose information about you to a third party vendor with whom we have a contractual relationship.
    2. When, in order to send you materials that you have requested, we need to disclose information about you to a third party vendor with whom we have a contractual relationship.
    3. When in order to send you museum publications or exhibition and museum related announcements we need to we need to disclose information about you to a third party vendor with whom we have a contractual relationship.
    4. When we receive an official petition for disclosure of information, which has been referred by an official source such as the court system or a law enforcement agency.

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