TOP Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) The Official Twitter Account Policies and Notices

2020.3.18

The following policies and notices have been established for the twitter account "AMED_official_GL" operated by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED).

1. Operation

  1. (1) Posters: AMED employees (or persons entrusted to do so by AMED).
  2. (2) Account name: AMED
  3. (3) Account ID: AMED_officialGL
  4. (4) Contents: Using texts, photographs and videos to publish aimed at Japan and other countries regarding public invitations, results in projects, and events conducted by AMED.
  5. (5) AMED will publish content during the following hours: 10:00-18:00 weekdays (excluding New Year holidays, Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays, and holidays AMED designates). It also sometimes publishes on other days and times.
  6. (6) Operating period: The Account may be terminated or deleted without notice.

2. Comment management

  1. (1) Replying to comments
    Please understand that AMED does not respond to any postings or comments submitted to the "follows," "replies," or "direct messages," of the account.
    Please use the AMED website's "Contact us" page  if you have any inquiries or opinions about matters such as AMED or its projects.
  2. (2) Removing comments
    In order to improve communication on the account, comments that are judged to fall under the following items may be wholly or partially hidden, removed, rejected, or subjected to similar measures, without notifying the posters.
  1. Comments that violate laws or regulations, or may do so.
  2. Comments that violate public order and morals.
  3. Comments that promote criminal acts.
  4. Comments that slander or injure the honor or trust of specific individuals, companies, organizations; etc.
  5. Comments that infringe on privacy, for example by disclosing or leaking personal information without the consent of the persons concerned.
  6. Comments that discriminate against race, belief, gender, etc., or promote such discrimination.
  7. Comments that infringe on the patent rights, design rights, copyrights, trademark rights or portrait rights of a third party.
  8. Comments that are for the purpose of sales, political, or religious activities, or for other profit-oriented purposes.
  9. Comments that include content that is false or differs significantly from the truth.
  10. Comments that use or offer harmful programs, or that may do so.
  11. Comments that are repeatedly posted by the same user with the same or similar content.
  12. Comments that violate the terms and conditions of use for the applicable social media.の
  13. Comments that are otherwise judged to be inappropriate for operation-related reasons.
  1. (3) Blocking users
    Comments may be blocked if they are by users whose comments fall under the items set forth in 2 (2). Users who hinder the appropriate operation of AMED account may be permanently blocked.

3. Disclaimer

  1. (1) Please understand that you may not be able to load linked-to pages properly depending on your browsing environment, such as the type of browser you use.
  2. (2) Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy, completeness, and usefulness of the information in the Account. However, AMED will bear no responsibility for any action taken by users using the information on this page.
  3. (3) AMED will bear no responsibility for any trouble or damage that arises between users in connection with the Account, or for any trouble or damage that arises between users and third parties in connection with the Account.
  4. (4) The copyrights pertaining to the comments and other posted content belongs to the users who posted them. However by posting them, the user agrees to grant AMED the right to use all or part of the content non-exclusively worldwide, and not to exercise copyrights against AMED.
  5. (5) The Account is operated through a system belonging to Twitter, Inc. Therefore, AMED cannot provide answers regarding the operational circumstances of systems belonging to Twitter, Inc. Furthermore, we cannot answer inquiries regarding functions, methods of use, or technical aspects of software or applications provided by the Twitter site, Twitter, Inc. or third parties.

4. Changes to the operation policy

AMED may change these guidelines without notice.

5. Inquiries

Please use the AMED website's "Contact us" page if you have any inquiries or opinions about matters such as AMED or its projects.

Last updated 2020.3.18