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Home > Privacy policy of official website of the Forest Research and Management Organization

Update:July 10, 2018

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Privacy policy of official website of the Forest Research and Management Organization

1. Basic premise

At the Forest Research and Management Organization (hereinafter referred to as "FRMO"), we are collecting information from everyone using the official website of FRMO (hereinafter referred to as "the Site") in areas necessary to the smooth operation of the services (such as information provision and database services) provided by the Site. Information acquired will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purposes of use.

2. Scope of information acquisition

(1) We automatically collect and store, IP addresses, information about access to the Site (i.e., the date and time you access the Site and the pages you visit) and so on. Use of cookies (information transmitted from the server to the user's browser and stored on the user's computer in order for the server to identify users) is limited to the purposes to figure out the accurate number of accesses and to improve convenience of the browser display function.

(2) At the "Database" corner, in some cases, we ask you to register your name, affiliation, region and country, grade and instructor, e-mail address, phone number, purpose of data use, outline of your work and publication plan.

3. Purposes of use

(1) The information acquired in 2. (1) will be used as a reference for the smooth operation of the service provided by the Site.

(2) The information collected in 2. (2) will be used as a reference for improving the database services. E-mail addresses will be used to reply to. Other optional items will be used as reference information.

4. Limitations on use and provision

At FRMO, except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, the information acquired will not be used by ourselves for any purposes other than those described in 3., nor will it be provided to any third party. However, statistical information regarding access to the Site or information on users' attributes may be made public.

5. Measures to ensure security

FRMO is taking the measures necessary to manage acquired information appropriately to prevent the leakage, loss or destruction of acquired information.

6. Scope of application

This privacy policy applies only to the Site (following domains: ffpri.affrc.go.jp, ffpri-tmk.affrc.go.jp ).

7. Others

FRMO may revise the privacy policy if necessary.