Kyoto University School of Public Health


Kyoto University School of Public Health (hereinafter referred to as « School of Public Health ») fully understands the social demand for personal information protection, promotes the fair use of personal information and considers its important social responsibility as being the same as a public telecommunication business agent. The School of Public Health provides safe and secure information, while paying the necessary attention towards the above-mentioned duties, to continue to exist as a trustworthy website. In this regard, we commit ourselves to abide to the following principles to assure the protection of the information.

  1. The personal information will be rightfully handled based on the provisions of the Laws and Ordinances ※1 concerning the protection of personal information and on a strict compliance policy.
  2. While defining objectives for the personal information use, the personal information will rightfully be used within the range necessary to the concretization of the objectives. Personal information’s accurate and most recent contents will be preserved.
  3. For a proper administration of the personal information, a committee in charge of the promotion of personal information protection and a responsibility system that appoints a person in charge for each organization is put in place.
  4. Necessary education, training and adequate supervision of the person attending to the handling personal information shall take place. In case the handling of personal information is outsourced, a non-disclosure agreement shall bind the 2 parties, thus appropriate supervision and administration of the trustees shall take place.
  5. To secure the safety of personal information, while referring to all types of standards, guidelines, etc., the necessary security control measures shall be taken.
  6. The School of Public Health shall put in place the necessary contact platform that shall be able to answer all questions, complaints, etc. from users about the handling of personal information.
  7. To promote the protection of the personal information, management systems, security control measures and other necessary measures shall often be improved.

Yet, the School of Public Health recognizes the importance that besides personal information, information about legal persons and other user groups should be strictly protected. The School of Public Health is handling information and personal information in the same righteous manner.

※1 Concrete examples of laws and regulations related to the protection of personal information.

  • Laws about protection of personal information (2003, Act No. 57, hereinafter referred to as ”personal information protection act”)
  • Telecommunications Business Act (1984, Act No.86)
  • Guideline for Personal Information protection in telecommunications business (2004, Bulletin no.695, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
  • Guideline concerning the proper handling of personal information for Medical Specialists (24 Dec. 2004, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)
  • Guide for businesses about steps to take to ensure the proper handling of personal information in employment management (2004, Bulletin No.259, Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare)

Guarantee and Limitations of Liability

The user is responsible of the utilization he/she makes of this website. The School of Public Health is NOT liable in case of damages resulting from the information used and gathered from the present homepage and from other websites that are linked to the present website.

Applicable Law

The present website is accessible from countries around the world with different legislations, but the users accessing this website as well as the School of Public Health are bound to the Japanese law and Tokyo Prefecture’s legislation, NOT to any other legislation. Through this website, the School of Public Health isn’t liable if the contents and the way it is written/the expressions are proper in the user’s environment/culture. The access to this site is based on the user’s own free will, thus its use is the responsibility of the user.