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Website Policy

Website Policy

This website is operated by the Kyoto National Museum (hereafter: "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. Browsing Environment

The latest version of the following web browsers is recommended for smooth browsing of this website:

  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Safari
  • Firefox

For the latest version, please visit the developer's official website.

2. Copyright

The copyrights and other rights of all contents posted on this website (including text, images, and materials) belong to the museum and the providers of such information to the museum. These contents are protected by the copyright law of Japan, international law, and the copyright laws of other countries, and utilization beyond the scope of personal usage as prescribed in copyright law is prohibited. In addition, provision of these contents to any third party without prior permission of the copyright owners is strictly prohibited, regardless of the method of distribution, such as alteration, reproduction, rental, loan, sales, publication, transmission, or broadcast. In cases where the terms of use for individual copyrighted works are separately stipulated, priority shall be given to these terms and conditions.

3. Disclaimer

The museum makes every reasonable effort to monitor and verify the contents of this website; however it does not guarantee the accuracy, validity, reliability, or security of the contents. The museum will not be liable for any damages or losses 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.

3-1. Linking to and from the Website

You are free to link to our website so long as it is not for commercial purposes. However, URLs other than the website's top page are subject to change without notice.
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 losses resulting from use of linked sites.

Privacy Policy

1. Handling of Personal Information

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, addresses, or birthdates.
    1. If you subscribe to the museum's newsletter, we register your email address.
    2. If you register for a museum event, we register your name, address, phone number, 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.

2. Outsourcing to Third Parties

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 information on events 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.

3. Access Data

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.
Information collected pertaining to your use of the website will be consulted to provide smoother access to services on the website.

Cookie Policy

A cookie is a file that stores information about your visit to a website in the device that you used to visit the website, making it easier and more convenient for you to visit the website again.

1. Purpose of Using Cookies

This museum uses Google Analytics provided by Google, Inc. to understand how the website is being used and to obtain information on the usage of those who have agreed to the museum's Cookie Policy (number of visits, pages visited, etc.) in order to improve the museum website in the future. The information collected through cookies does not contain any information that can be used to identify individual users.
For an explanation of the terms of use of Google Analytics and Google Inc.'s privacy policy, please refer to the website of Google Inc.

2. User Agreement

When you visit our website for the first time, you will see a pop-up window regarding the use of cookies.
Cookies will only be used to provide services on our website if you consent to their use. However, required cookies will always be used to enable browsing on our website, regardless of user consent. The use of mandatory cookies accords with legitimate processing as defined in Article 6.1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

3. Required Cookies

These cookies are essential to ensuring the proper functioning of our website. Examples include remembering that the user has chosen to "accept" or "decline" the cookie policy.

4. Cookie Retention Period

The museum does not have a definite retention period for cookies.

5. Managing and Deleting Cookies

You can set your browser to decline the use of cookies or to delete stored cookies. You can also disable cookies, but this may affect the overall or partial functionality of our website.
Please refer to the official website of the browser developer for information on how to change these settings.

Social Media Operation Policy

1. Basic Policy

The museum is active on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
The purpose of the museum's social media accounts is to share information about the museum, its exhibitions, collections, and other news in a timely fashion, while also promoting awareness and familiarity with the museum's diverse activities.

2. Scope of Application

Facebook
Name
Kyoto National Museum Torarin
Username
TORARINOFFICIAL
Account URL
https://www.facebook.com/TORARINOFFICIAL
Operated by
Kyoto National Museum General Affairs Division
Twitter
Name
Kyoto National Museum
Username
@kyohaku_gallery
Account URL
https://twitter.com/kyohaku_gallery
Operated by
Kyoto National Museum General Affairs Division and Department of Exhibitions and Public Relations, Curatorial Division
Name
Kyoto National Museum Torarin
Username
@TORARINOFFICIAL
Account URL
https://twitter.com/TORARINOFFICIAL
Operated by
Kyoto National Museum General Affairs Division
YouTube
Account Name
Kyoto National Museum
Channel Name
Kyoto National Museum
Channel URL
https://www.youtube.com/c/KyotoNationalMuseum
Operated by
Kyoto National Museum Curatorial Division
Account Name
Kyoto National Museum Torarin
Channel Name
Kyoto National Museum Torarin
Channel URL
https://www.youtube.com/c/torarinofficial
Operated by
Kyoto National Museum General Affairs Division

3. Social Media Contents

  • Museum announcements
  • Museum exhibition and event information
  • Museum research and educational programs
  • Information on the museum's response to natural disasters and other emergencies
  • Other information related to the museum

4. About Following, Sharing, Liking, and Replying to Comments

As a general rule, we do not follow or send friend requests to other users' accounts. We will also not retweet on Twitter, share "likes" on any platform, or comment or reply to other users' accounts. However, we may follow the accounts of related organizations and institutions, and share, retweet, or repost information from other museums, art galleries, or media outlets when deemed appropriate.

5. Deleting Posts and Blocking Accounts

The museum reserves every right to block accounts or delete all or part of any posting or comments without notice if they are unrelated to the content of the museum's postings and content or if they fall under any of the following prohibited items:

Prohibited Comments and Posts
  • Comments and posts that are offensive to public order and morals
  • Comments and posts that violate (or potentially violate) laws and regulations
  • Comments and posts that promote criminal acts
  • Comments and posts that discriminate against or slander a third party, or violate privacy or human rites
  • Comments and posts that are intended for political, religious, or commercial activities
  • Comments and posts that are false or significantly different from the truth
  • Comments and posts that violate the terms of use of Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube
  • Any content that modifies, in part or in full, contents transmitted by the museum
  • Any other information deemed inappropriate by the museum, as well as links and websites that contain such contents

6. Account Suspension and Deletion

Kyoto National Museum social media accounts will be suspended or deleted if the provision of information becomes difficult for unavoidable reasons.

7. Intellectual Property Rights

The intellectual property rights of the texts, images, and other materials on these accounts belong to the Kyoto National Museum and other parties with legitimate rights.

8. Disclaimer

The museum makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information posted on these accounts, but assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any damage or loss incurred in connection with these accounts.

  • The museum does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the information or comments on these accounts, and shall not be liable for any damages incurred by the user or third parties as a result of the use of the information or comments on these accounts.
  • The museum assumes no responsibility for any problems between users or between users and third parties that may arise in connection with these accounts.
  • The museum will not be held responsible for any other accounts with the same name.
  • The museum will not be held responsible for the possible use of these accounts by impersonators.

9. Other Information

This Social Media Operation Policy may be revised or updated at any time.

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