Social Media Policy

University of Osaka (Tentative name) has established the following policies regarding the use of its official social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LINE, YouTube, etc.) managed by the Public Relations Section of the Corporate Planning Department for disseminating information.

Purpose of using social media

To provide users with an overview of University of Osaka (Tentative name) news, events, research outcomes, etc., as well as articles from the University of Osaka (Tentative name) website, and to deepen users understanding and interest in University of Osaka (Tentative name).

Official Accounts of University of Osaka (Tentative name)

Management

While managing the official University of Osaka (Tentative name) accounts, we will comply with laws, public policy, and the rules established by the corporation, and respect third party rights and privacy including copyrights, intellectual property rights, and portrait rights. In addition, we will take strict measures to delete comments and replies involving slander and violations of human rights.

We generally do not reply by direct messages. Please note that we cannot reply from the official accounts to opinions or inquiries to University of Osaka (Tentative name).

We may share, retweet, like, and follow at the discretion of the Public Relations Section.

These guidelines are subject to change without notice.
*Similar accounts also exist, but they may be managed and administered by a third party.

Intellectual property rights

Intellectual property rights of photos, illustrations, audio, videos and articles posted by the accounts belong to University of Osaka (Tentative name) and/or to those with legitimate rights. In addition, the copyrights of user’s comments, etc. belong to the user who made the post, but by posting, the user agrees to grant University of Osaka (Tentative name) the right to use the posted content free of charge and non-exclusively (including for processing, duplication, translation, etc.), and the user cannot exercise copyright cases, etc. against University of Osaka (Tentative name).

Disclaimer

Not all information disseminated on social media necessarily represents the official announcements and views of University of Osaka (Tentative name). Official announcements are posted through the official University of Osaka (Tentative name) website and University of Osaka (Tentative name) press releases.

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information sent from social media accounts, University of Osaka (Tentative name) is not responsible for any actions taken by the user in response to this information. In addition, University of Osaka (Tentative name) shall not be held liable for any trouble or disputes between users or between users and third parties resulting from comments posted by users or through social media accounts. University of Osaka (Tentative name) shall not be held liable for any losses caused by using or not using social media.

Prohibited matters

The following actions regarding the official accounts are prohibited.

  • Actions involving identifying, disclosing, or leaking personal information of other users or third parties without their consent
  • Actions which harm University of Osaka (Tentative name), other users, or other third parties
  • Actions which infringe upon copyrights and other intellectual property rights of University of Osaka (Tentative name), other users and other third parties
  • Actions which abuse, slander, or damage the honor or credibility of University of Osaka (Tentative name), other users, or other third parties
  • Actions which are offensive to public order and morals, or which provide information that is offensive to public order and morals
  • Actions involving making posts unrelated to the purpose of the official accounts
  • Other actions that fall under fraudulent acts established by social media management companies
  • Other actions that University of Osaka (Tentative name) deems inappropriate

These guidelines are subject to change without notice.