This policy outlines how the official social media accounts (hereinafter referred to as “the accounts”) managed by Sakeology Center, Niigata University (hereinafter referred to as “the Center”) are used and how the accounts communicate information. Niigata University social media accounts other than the accounts listed in 3. below are managed by other University organizations and operate under separate policies.

1. Purpose of Social Media Use

Through coordination with the Center’s website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media platforms are used to communicate information related to the Center, including initiatives, events, research, and education, with the aim of enhancing users’ understanding of and interest in the Center.

2. Management

(1) Content of posts

The Center posts information related to the Center on the accounts, taking the utmost caution not to infringe upon the privacy, reputations, likenesses or trademarks of others and to be in compliance with relevant laws.

(2) Replies and comments

Replies and comments are generally not given in response to posts and messages received from users through the accounts. Please contact the Center via the inquiry form regarding any questions, etc. about the Center-posted content to the accounts. Also, comments and posts deemed inappropriate may be hidden or deleted without consent from the user commenting.

(3) Shares, retweets, likes and follows

The Center may share, retweet, like or follow other accounts or content when deemed appropriate.

3. Accounts

The Center currently manages the following accounts:

SNS Accounts URL
Facebook Sakeology Center, Niigata University
Twitter Sakeology Center, Niigata University
Instagram Sakeology Center, Niigata University

Note that others may manage some similar accounts.

4. Intellectual Property Rights

Photographs, illustrations, audio, video, articles and other intellectual property posted on the accounts belong to the Center or to their rightful owners. Copyrights and other rights associated with comments, etc. posted onto the accounts belong to the users who post them. However, by posting, these users grant the Center the royalty-free, non-exclusive right to use their posted content (including by editing, reproducing or translating), and agree not to exercise copyright or other rights on the Center.

5. Disclaimers

While the Center makes thorough efforts to communicate accurate information from the accounts, it bears no responsibility for any actions taken by users based on this information. The Center also bears no responsibility for any trouble or conflict between users or users and third parties resulting from comments posted by users to the accounts or regarding the accounts in general. The Center is not responsible for damages suffered by users as a result of interacting with, or being unable to interact with the accounts.

6. Additional Information

This policy is subject to change without notice.

Enactment Date: 4th March, 2021
Amendment Date: 7th September, 2021
Sakeology Center Promotion Office,
Niigata University