Privacy Policy

Terms of Use for the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory Website


I .General Provisions


By using this Website (hereinafter referred to as “this Website”) managed and operated by the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory (hereinafter referred to as “the Laboratory”), you, the User (hereinafter referred to as “the User”) agree to abide by and be bound by the following terms and conditions set forth by the Laboratory.

II .Intellectual Property and Other Rights

  • Ownership
    Intellectual property rights regarding all content, texts, images, data, information and other materials (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) displayed or available on this Website, including but not limited to trademark rights, copyrights, etc. (hereinafter referred to as “Intellectual Property Rights”), are the property of the Laboratory or the owners designated by the Laboratory and are protected by applicable intellectual property laws and regulations.

  • Authorized Use and Prohibited Use
    The User may use this Website and may download or print out the content of this Website in accordance with its purpose, these Terms of Use, and related laws and regulations.Except for reproduction or quotation for the purpose of personal use as stipulated in the Copyright Act of Japan (Act No. 48 of 1970) (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Use, etc.”), no person may reproduce, sell, publish, distribute, modify, display, or use this Website or its content without the Laboratory’s prior written permission.In no event may the User infringe, dilute, remove, or modify any intellectual property rights or related proprietary notices on this Website for their personal use or otherwise.。

III .Authority of the Website Administrator


The Laboratory may, at any time, without liability, without prior notice, and at its sole discretion, modify, edit, translate, discontinue, restrict access to, or terminate these Terms of Use, this Website, its content, or any link thereto.
The Laboratory may, at any time, without liability and without prior notice, and at its sole discretion, terminate the viewing, the registration or the use of this Website by a particular User for any reason including violations of these Terms of Use. 

IV . User Obligations

  • Compliance
    The User shall comply with all applicable laws in connection with their use of this Website.

  • Unsuitable Content and Conduct
    The User shall not submit to this Website any Content or other material that is illegal, inaccurate, misleading, for illicit purposes, infringing the rights of others, diluting the rights of others, or defaming others, obscene or otherwise offensive, nor shall the User take any action to that effect.
     The User shall not cause damage, embarrassment or adverse impact to the Laboratory.

  • Posting
     The following types of material may not be posted on this Website:
    1)Content that offends public order and morals
    2)Content that may lead to criminal acts
    3)Content that infringes on the copyrights or other rights of a third party
    4)Content that infringes on the property or privacy of a third party
    5)Content that is detrimental to a third party
    6)Content that defames or slanders a third party
    7)Content that defames or slanders a third party
    Any other content that the Laboratory deems inappropriate. 

  • Description of Titles, etc.
    Titles of authors, etc. in the articles, columns, and meeting minutes are as at the time of publication. The titles and work histories of researchers and executives of the Laboratory are, in principle, as at the time of their employment.   

  • Functional Compatibility
    The User shall not damage, disrupt, alter, or infect with viruses this Website, its content, or any other information or communication systems of the Laboratory. 

  • User Cooperation and Notification
    The User shall cooperate with all reasonable requests of the Laboratory and shall notify the Laboratory promptly upon learning of any breach (including suspected cases) of these Terms of Use, abuse or unauthorized use of this Website

  • Security
    The Laboratory takes reasonable security measures to prevent the loss, leakage, misuse, alteration, or destruction of personally identifiable information and materials provided by the User. However, regardless of the security measures employed by the Laboratory, the User should be aware that it is impossible for the Laboratory to guarantee the absolute security of personally identifiable information and materials provided by the User. 

  • Disclaimer
    The Laboratory has no obligation to monitor, control or restrict the use of this Website. Moreover, the Laboratory has no obligation to verify any Content submitted by Users or to provide any registration or other information concerning the Content.
    This Website, its Content and its links are provided on an “as is” basis and are used at the sole risk of the User, within the limits permissible by law.
    The Laboratory disclaims all warranties, express or implied, of any kind, regarding this Website (including its Content, hardware, software, and links) with regard to its appropriateness for a particular purpose, legality, availability, accuracy, completeness, accessibility, compatibility, security and freedom from computer viruses.
    The Laboratory shall not be liable for any damages or losses, including direct, indirect, consequential, special, incidental or punitive damages and lost profits, in connection with the use of the Internet, this Website, its Content or its links, regardless of whether resulting from contract, tort, strict liability or other cause.
    This applies even if the Laboratory has been advised of the possibility of such damages.       

  • Indemnity
    The User shall indemnify the Laboratory, its affiliates, directors, employees and contractors from any expenses, damages, or liabilities, including attorney’s fees, arising in connection with the User’s use of this Website, online conduct, breach of these Terms of Use or dealings or transactions with any other third party resulting from use of this Website. Furthermore, these parties shall not be held liable for legal action or other claims resulting from such conduct. 

V . Miscellaneous

  • Individual Terms of Use
    In connection with the User’s use of Contents contained in certain areas of the Website, it may be necessary for Users to consent to policies or Terms of Use (hereinafter referred to as “Individual Terms of Use”) in addition to the Terms of Use set forth herein. Individual Terms of Use of any other website managed by the Laboratory shall supersede these Terms of Use. 

  • Dispute Resolution
    With respect to any and all disputes arising out of or in connection with this Website or these Terms of Use, the Laboratory and the User agree to negotiate in good faith and undertake reasonable efforts to cooperate with one another in order to achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution. The Laboratory has no obligation to become involved in any dispute between a User and any other person.This Website, these Terms of Use and any dispute arising in connection therewith shall be exclusively governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan regardless of the basic principles of international law.
    The courts of Japan shall have exclusive jurisdiction to adjudicate any dispute arising in connection with this Website or these Terms of Use, and the Hachioji Branch of the Tokyo District Court shall exclusively preside over the first hearing of any legal proceedings. Such legal proceedings must be initiated no later than one year after the cause of action occurs. The User shall agree to the exclusive personal jurisdiction of the courts of Japan. 

  • Modification of Terms of Use, etc.
    The Laboratory reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time without prior notice. The User’s continued use of this Website subsequent to the Laboratory’s notice of modification of these Terms of Use shall constitute the User’s acceptance of the amended Terms of Use.Even in the event that any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid or unenforceable for any reason, the remaining provisions shall remain in full force and effect.The User’s obligations pursuant to these Terms of Use shall not expire and shall continue after the termination of this Website, the Users’ use of this Website, any Content of the User on this Website, or these Terms of Use. 

    ==End of the Terms of Use==

Signed articles on this Website are published under the responsibility of individual authors and do not represent the views of the National Traffic Safety and Environment Laboratory (NTSEL). The titles of authors are as at the time of publication. If you wish to republish any content of this Website, please contact us in advance.