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Privacy Policy

Personal Information

The Kobayashi-Maskawa Institute for the Origin of Particles and the Universe, Nagoya University (KMI) manages information based on laws and regulations in order to protect personal information. KMI appropriately manages the personal information collected from interactions with the site users or through e-mail inquiries and will not use or provide said information to a third party for reasons other than the stated purpose of use, excluding cases when the users give consent or when required by law.

For the detail of Rules of protection of personal information of  Nagoya University, visit here (Japanese only).

Automatically collected information

We collect no personal information about you when you visit our website (, unless otherwise stated or unless you choose to provide this information to us. However, we collect and store certain information listed below automatically:

  • The Internet Protocol (IP) address for the domain from which you access the Internet (e.g., 123.456.789.012) whether the domain is yours individually or is provided as a proxy by your Internet Service Provider (ISP)
  • The date and time you access our site
  • The pages you access (recorded by the text and graphics files that compose that page)
  • And, the Internet address of the Web site from which you linked directly to our site.

We use the summary statistics to help us make our site more useful to visitors and for other purposes such as determining the site’s technical design specifications and identifying system performance or problem areas.

Google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, which employs persistent cookies to help analyze how visitors use the site.  Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Google Analytics uses only first-party cookies for data analysis. Google will use this information for statistical analysis reporting related to visitor browsing behavior at this site, and for compiling reports on website activity for website operators. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. More information about Google Analytics and its use of cookies can be found here.

Collection of Personally Identifiable Information

KMI does not automatically collect personally identifiable information about visitors to our website. You may choose to provide us with personal information as in an email containing your comments or questions. We may use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There may be times when your message is forwarded to other KMI or Nagoya University employees who may be better able to help you. We normally do not share our email with any other outside organizations, unless determined necessary for security purposes or when required by law.


KMI may make changes to privacy policy in the future, consistent with its respect for visitor privacy. Visitors should periodically review this Notice if they have concerns.

  • Last updated on January 21, 2019


We pay careful attention to the management and operation of this site, but we cannot completely guarantee the reliability of the posted information or safety of the site. Please note in advance that KMI will bear no responsibility for any difficulties or damages you incur as a result of using this site.