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Privacy Policy

The User Administration Division of the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Institute (JASRI) has instituted the following privacy policy to ensure that any personal information we obtain from SPring-8 users (Personal Information) during your visit to our website is handled safety and responsibly.

Uses of Personal Information
Some of the ways JASRI may use the Personal Information such as name, e-mail/postal address, and phone/fax numbers include:
1. To ensure efficient use of facilities and services available at SPring-8,
2. To identify you when providing online services (online proposal application, online registration of publications, etc.), and
3. To provide SPring-8 information and other user-related announcements for individual users.

Disclosure of Personal Information
JASRI will not disclose the Personal Information to third parties without your consent unless otherwise required by law and necessary to comply with a court order or legal process.

Management of Personal Information
JASRI has its Internet system administrators in the User Administration Division in charge of the appropriate management of the Personal Information.

Internet Security
1) SSL
The User Information Website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption technology to prevent the Personal Information from being read by an interested third party as it is being sent over the Internet: SSL does not prevent data being intercepted, rather it ensures that should it be intercepted it is unreadable by the third party. To make your communication environment SSL-compatible, please use an SSL-compatible browser and set up the browser to ensure that it is SSL-compatible. Due to characteristics of the Internet, JASRI cannot warrant or guarantee 100% security in data transmission; so you are advised to take every precaution to protect the Personal Information when you are on the Internet. For example, change passwords often, inform JASRI promptly of the possibility of unauthorized use of the Personal Information.

2) System Protection
JASRI’s systems are equipped with multiple checking systems and firewalls to prevent unauthorized access to the systems. In addition, JASRI limits its employees’ access to the Personal Information as an internal security measure.

Collection and analysis of access logs and use of cookies
Google Analytics, a service of Google LLC, is used in order to understand the status of utilization of this website, and to improve the contents and services. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information on browsing activity for this website.
User information recorded and/or analyzed using Google Analytics contains absolutely no information by which specific individuals can be identified. This user information is managed according to the Google LLC Privacy Policy. See the Google Analytics website for an explanation of the Google Analytics Terms of Service. See the Google LLC website for an explanation of the Google Privacy Policy.
Google Analytics Terms of Service (External link)
Google Privacy Policy (External link)
Google Analytics can be disabled by downloading and installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on from the Google website, then adjusting the browser settings.
Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (External link)

If you have any questions about the Privacy Policy, please contact the User Administration Division.