Privacy policy

Overview

This site (https://www.upc-osaka.ac.jp/new-univ/en-research) is a new Web site for Osaka Metropolitan University (Tentative name), hereafter referred to as the “University”. A privacy policy is specified to enable for smooth operation of this site. This site is managed and operated by the Public Relations Division of University’s Secretariat.

Basic Policy

On this site (https://www.upc-osaka.ac.jp/new-univ/en-research), efforts are made towards appropriate handling related to gathering, using and managing users’ personal information (information through which specific individuals can be identified, such as names and addresses), which is carried out based on “Osaka Prefecture Ordinance on Protection of Personal Information”, so that people can use the site with peace of mind.

Restrictions on the Gathering of Personal Information

Normally, this site is accessed through the Internet, without users having to clarify personal information. However, in cases where users “want to make an inquiry or seek answers,” they may be required to provide personal information on this site, thus resulting in the gathering of personal information. Such provision of personal information is, in principle, based on the user’s own will. Personal information that is provided is restricted to the minimum information necessary for the objective of the user.

Restrictions on the Use and Provision of Personal Information

Personal information provided by users through this site is used only within the scope of gathering such information as clearly expressed beforehand, with the exception of cases where consent is obtained from the user, or where specified by law, etc., and shall not be used for any other purpose or provided to a third party.

University also collects data from Google Analytics through this site in order to improve this website, investigate unauthorized access, and improve the delivery of non-personally identifiable targeted advertisements. This data is managed by Google according to Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl).

Protection of Information Gathered through Encrypted Communication

When gathering information through which an individual is or can be specified, encrypted communication based on SSL is used. As a result, by using a browser that supports these security functions, it is possible for information to be input and sent with an encryption.

Management of Personal Information

Personal information that has been provided is carefully managed by an administrator under the jurisdictional department, and appropriate measures are established to prevent leakage, loss and damage. Personal information in our possession that is no longer needed is certainly and promptly disposed of or erased.

Recording of Web Servers

The access status of this site is recorded in log files. Log files are used only for the purpose of site improvement, investigating unauthorized access, etc. Individuals cannot be identified through log files.

Cookies

This site uses cookies in order to statistically comprehend browsing status to improve user convenience and the Web site itself, and to enable an optimal site display. Cookies are small data files that are sent from a Web site to the user’s browser, and are used to identify the Web site’s users. This data does not contain information through which individual users can be identified.

*It is possible for a user to block cookies by changing browser settings. Check your browser’s instruction manual for information on how to change browser settings.

Advertisement Distribution Using Cookies

Since University implements advertisement distribution based on subcontracting to third parties as well as “targeted advertisements”, there are cases where cookie information that has been collected is used. Collected cookie information is not used for any other purpose than the abovementioned.

Google Analytics

University uses Google Analytics for the purposes of improving this website, investigating unauthorized access, and using the advertising feature of Google Analytics to improve non-personally identifiable targeted advertisements.

With the advertising function of Google Analytics, University sometimes refers to the data from “reports regarding the attribute and interest categories of users”. This data is aggregated anonymously, and no information is obtained that can be used to identify the user’s personal information. This aggregated information is only used for the above purposes. Data collected by Google Analytics through this website is managed according to Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl).  University is not responsible for any damages caused by using the Google Analytics service.

*It is possible for a user to block cookies by changing browser settings. Check your browser’s instruction manual for information on how to change browser settings.

Applicable Scope

This privacy policy is applicable only to the scope of this Web site.