Website Policy

Website Policy

This website is operated by Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (hereafter: "the consortium"). In accessing this website, users agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions. The consortium 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 consortium and the providers of such information to the consortium. 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 consortium does not guarantee the accuracy, usefulness, certainty, safety, or any other aspect of the contents of the website. Also, the consortium 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 consortium may discontinue or take down all or any part of the website or remove any of its contents at any time. The consortium 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 consortium. The consortium will not be liable for any damages or losses resulting from use of linked sites.

Privacy Policy

1. Handling of Personal Information

The consortium 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 consortium appropriately manages the personal information collected or obtained in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other related laws and standards.
  2. Except in the instances listed below, the consortium does not collect personal information that would distinguish individual users, such as names, addresses, or birthdates.
    1. If you subscribe to the consortium's newsletter, we register your email address.
    2. If you register for a consortium event, we may register your name, phone number, and email address.
  3. The management and storage of personal information collected by the consortium is strictly controlled. In order to protect personal information from loss, destruction, leakage, defacement, and unauthorized access, the consortium has installed precautionary security policies and will act with expediency in the unlikely event of any breach.

2. Outsourcing to Third Parties

In principle, the consortium does not disclose collected personal information to third parties. However, this may not apply to cases in which the consortium responds to a formal legal request for disclosure from a court, the police, or other public 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 consortium 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 consortium 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 consortium's Cookie Policy (number of visits, pages visited, etc.) in order to improve the consortium 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 consortium 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 consortium is active on the following social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube in order to disseminate information on the consortium activities and international cooperation in cultural heritage in a timely manner and to publicize our related activities.

2. Scope of Application


Name Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
Username jcicheritage
Account URL
Operated by Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage Secretariat


Name Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
Username @ jcic_heritage
Account URL jcic_heritage
Operated by Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage Secretariat


Account Name Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
Channel Name Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
Channel URL
Operated by Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage Secretariat

3. Social Media Contents

  • Information on events held by the consortium
  • Other information related to the consortium

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 consortiums, art galleries, or media outlets when deemed appropriate.

5. Deleting Posts and Blocking Accounts

The consortium 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 consortium'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 consortium
  • Any other information deemed inappropriate by the consortium, as well as links and websites that contain such contents

6. Account Suspension and Deletion

The consortium's 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 consortium and other parties with legitimate rights.

8. Disclaimer

The consortium 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 consortium 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 consortium assumes no responsibility for any problems between users or between users and third parties that may arise in connection with these accounts.
  • The consortium will not be held responsible for any other accounts with the same name.
  • The consortium 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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