Kyoto University Website Administration Guidelines
The Kyoto University Website Administration Guidelines have been established to facilitate the administration of Kyoto University's official website (hereinafter "Website").
The "Website" refers to webpages and other materials located at the domain, kyoto-u.ac.jp, and encompasses: the Website ( http://www.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ ) (consisting of Japanese-, English-, Korean-, and simplified and traditional Chinese-language sections) and its contents, as well as websites linked therefrom and managed and administrated by Kyoto University (or its individual departments or other administrative units).
Websites administrated by Kyoto University's individual departments and other administrative units shall be referred to as "Departmental Websites".
The Website shall be under the management of the Website Planning Task Force (hereinafter "Task Force") of Kyoto University Public Relations Committee, and each Departmental Website under the management of the applicable department or unit. The Task Force may, however, state its opinions regarding the management of Departmental Websites as necessary on behalf of the University as a whole.
The Website shall be administrated by the Public Relations Division of the External Affairs Department. In the case of each Departmental Website, a specific staff member shall be in charge of administrating the website and liaising with the Task Force.
At the Public Relations Division, the task of Website administration shall include evaluating the materials prepared by its own staff or by the Requesters (as defined hereunder), and publishing them as appropriate on the Website.
Responsibilities of the Requesters
Those wishing to have materials published on the Website (hereinafter "Requesters") shall be responsible for thoroughly reviewing such materials before submitting them to the Public Relations Division for publication. In reviewing such materials, the Requesters shall consider the following points: websites in general are designed for purposes such as making information available to an unspecified and unlimited audience in a timely manner, and storing information over an extended period, and the Website in particular is intended for accurate reporting and timely promotion of the University. Requesters shall also be responsible for ensuring that the materials published on the Website are up to date and accurate.
Acceptable and unacceptable materials
The materials published on the Website shall be limited to those related to Kyoto University's education, research, and public service activities, and shall exclude those that are offensive to the public order and morals, and/or are of a commercial, political, or religious nature.
Recommendations for improvement
In the event that the Task Force deems an article published on the Website inappropriate based on the above criteria, it may advise the party responsible for the material or for the publication thereof to make necessary corrections.
This also applies to links to webpages that are deemed offensive to the public order and morals.
Other matters pertaining to the administration of the Website shall be determined by the Task Force.
(Published 27 October 1997 by Kyoto University Website Expert Committee)
(Updated 15 June 2007 by the Website Task Force, Kyoto University Public Relations Committee)
(Updated 24 February 2015 by the Website Task Force, Kyoto University Public Relations Committee)
(Updated 1 April 2015 by the Website Task Force, Kyoto University Public Relations Committee)
(Updated 1 April 2017 by the Website Task Force, Kyoto University Public Relations Committee)
(Updated 1 April 2023 by the Website Task Force, Kyoto University Public Relations Committee)