Use of Website Content
- If a User intends to reproduce any Content, it must provide a citation. The proper citation style is shown in the example below.
- (Sample citation)
- Source: Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform portal site (the URL of the referenced webpage)
Date of use, etc.
- If a User intends to use any Content that involves any editing, modification, etc. of the Content, the User must state the fact that it has been edited, modified, etc., in addition to providing a citation as instructed above. Furthermore, such User that edits or modifies the Content in its Content reproduction is prohibited from publishing or otherwise using it publicly in such a manner that would give a misleading impression that it is created by the national government (or any national government agencies, etc.).
- (Sample statement on a Content use involving editing, modification, etc.)
- Created by modifying information provided on the Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform portal site (the URL of the referenced webpage).
2) No Infringement of Third Parties’ Rights
- The Content may include material to which third parties (excluding the national government; the same shall apply hereinafter) own the copyrights or other rights. If a User intends to use any such material to which a third party owns the copyright or any other right (e.g., portrait right to a photo, publicity right, etc.), the User is responsible for obtaining permission from the third party to use the material, unless it is expressly stated that such license arrangement is already made.
- Some of the Content to which third parties own the rights may be accompanied by express or implied indications, whether directly or indirectly, in the form of citations, references, etc., that the third parties own the rights to it, while other Content owned by third parties may not be clearly specified or indicated as such. Therefore, each User intent on using such Content is responsible for checking whether any third parties own the rights to the Content that the User is intent on using.
- Concerning the Content to which third parties own the copyrights, etc., the Users may be allowed to quote it or use it in other certain ways as permitted pursuant to the Copyright Act without obtaining permission from those copyright holders, etc.
3) Content with Use Restrictions Under Applicable Laws
- There may be restrictions placed on some of the Content pursuant to applicable laws.
- Symbols, marks, logos, and character designs representing certain organizations, businesses, projects, etc.
- Content that is expressly identified as material to which other usage rules apply, accompanied by explanations of specific and reasonable grounds.
5) Governing Law and Jurisdiction
- The national government shall be exempted from all responsibility concerning any actions that the Users may take with their use of the Content (including use of information resulting from Content editing, modification, etc.). The national government shall also be exempted from all responsibility to the Users concerning any damage, etc. that may arise with their use of the Content.
- The Content is subject to change, relocation, deletion, etc. without prior notice.
7) Other Matters
1) Sample Indication/Implication of Third-Party Right Holders
- In the case of white papers or reports (i.e., Annual Report on the Environment, etc.), documents used at council conferences, study group conferences, etc. (e.g., Central Council for the Environment), and other documents created to explain government policies, etc.:
Sample indication: “Source: ABC,” “photo provided by XYZ,” etc.
2) Example of Content Obtained from External Databases, etc. through API, etc.
3) Content Subject to Other Rules
In principle, no third parties except the Center for Climate Change Adaptation (hereinafter referred to as the “CCCA”) at the NIES and its employees are allowed to use any of the logos, illustrations, characters, etc. associated with the Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (hereinafter referred to as “A-PLAT”); provided, however, that the aforementioned logos, illustrations, characters, etc. may be used in the following instances.
1. Logos Associated with the Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform (A-PLAT)
The logos that are posted on A-PLAT, to which the CCCA owns the copyrights, may be used by any third party under the following conditions:
- if the third party is producing any goods, etc. bearing the logomark based on the CCCA’s request;
- if the third party is using the logomark on any documents, material, or goods being produced for a project, etc. that is operated based on the CCCA’s commission, to indicate that the project, etc. is commissioned by the CCCA;
- if the third party is using the logomark on any documents, material, or goods being produced for an event that is cohosted or participated by the CCCA, or a project, event, etc. that is supported, sponsored, aided, or otherwise associated with the CCCA, indicating the CCCA’s aforementioned involvement in the event, etc.;
- if the third party is posting a hyperlink to the Website with the A-PLAT logomark, etc.; or
- if the third party is otherwise using the logomark mainly for the purpose of promulgating information or raising public awareness on climate change impact adaptation, or supporting A-PLAT’s publicity activities, in which case, the third party must submit to the CCCA the A-PLAT Logomark Use Permission Request Form and obtain the CCCA’s approval.
The icons, illustrations, and characters that are posted on A-PLAT’s illustration webpage may be used in printed material (pamphlets, documents, etc.), on websites, at events, etc. that are used to raise public awareness on climate change adaptation in not-for-profit activities. The aforementioned illustrations may be used pursuant to the terms as specified below, without filing a request for use permission in advance.
Any use that complies with the following terms is allowed, pursuant to the Creative Commons License Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
- Attribution: If a User intends to use the material, it must clearly indicate the source.
Samples: “Source: Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform”
“This work has been created using material published on the Climate Change Adaptation Information Platform.”
- Non-commercial: The work created using the material may not be used for commercial purposes.
- No derivatives allowed: The material may not be modified.
If a User desires to use the material beyond what is allowed under the terms as set forth above, it must send an inquiry to A-PLAT in advance using this form.
Also, it will be appreciated if each User of the specified illustration material can later report the work, etc. it has created through the inquiry form, if possible, for future reference.
3. Impact Prediction Data
Hyperlinks to this Website
In principle, hyperlinks to the Website may be posted freely; provided, however, that each User posting such hyperlink must comply with the following:
- It must be clearly stated that the hyperlink is to the Website.
- Do not post a hyperlink in such a manner that the Website will be incorporated into a different website.