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Privacy Policy

Welcome to the ViBrism-DB (Database for Virtual Brain with 3D-ISM) websites. We provide the Content on our Sites as free open resources as a public courtesy. By using the Sites, you consent to the collection, storage and disclosure of information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to this collection, storage and disclosure, do not use the Sites. We may change the Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice, and your continued use of any of the Sites following any changes is an agreement by you to the change in the Privacy Policy. Any term that is capitalized but is not defined in this Privacy Policy is defined in the Terms of Use.

Information Collection

There are two types of information that we collect: information automatically recorded by our computer server and information you provide to us.

Information Automatically Recorded

We collect any additional information that you provide to us about yourself through an email, form, survey, or other written means that includes questions, information, feedback and/or other comments.

Information Use

We may use the information we collect to administer and improve our websites, as aggregate statistics in our public communications or as otherwise disclosed below. Please be assured we will not sell or rent information collected during your visits to the Sites to any third party. We may use such information under limited circumstances, as disclosed below.

Information Automatically Recorded

We use general aggregate traffic and website usage statistics derived from automatically collected mechanisms, for statistical reporting. For example, we may publicly report usage trends (based on IP addresses), though we will not connect specific activity on the Sites with specific users or user's organizations. We use the aggregate traffic and website usage information to help us understand usage and allow us to make improvements to the Sites. In all cases, our use of the information is not personally identifying. We use stored IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our servers and otherwise to administer the Sites and to collect aggregate traffic and website usage information.

Information You Provide

If you choose to provide us with additional information through an email message, form, survey, or other written means, we will never provide your personally identifying information to a third party without your knowledge and consent. We may use this submitted information to contact you for more information, to request your consent to use your name in order to improve our services and Sites, to provide testimonials about our work or to ask if you will allow future communication from us. If you provide questions, information, feedback and/or other comments to us in an email or in other electronic form, we may disclose non-identifying information that you provide in the form of a testimonial, for technical troubleshooting, or other internal and external purposes to improve our services and report on usage of the Sites without your consent, but in all such cases, it would be anonymous and would not include any personally identifying information about you unless you have provided consent to use your name.

Disclosures for Legal Reasons

Notwithstanding any other provision of this Privacy Policy, we may disclose any information collected through the Sites when we believe in our sole discretion that disclosure is necessary to:

  • comply with the law,
  • protect and defend the rights or property of the RIKEN, or
  • protect the personal safety of the public or users of the Sites.


This Privacy Policy applies only to information collected through the Sites. Other websites (including those that the RIKEN may link to) may be governed by other policies. You should read the privacy policies of each website you visit to determine what information the website may be collecting about you.

How to Contact US

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please e-mail us at yoho(at)

Last updated: October 10, 2013