Site Policy


Site Policy


Copyrights for text, charts, photographs, and other materials posted on this website are, unless otherwise specified, the property of the Oita Bungoono Geopark Promotion Council (hereafter referred to as “the Council”) or the content creator. Reproduction, re-use, or reprinting of any content on this website is prohibited without the express permission of the Council, unless permitted by copyright law.


Essentially any links leading to this website are allowed. However, we do not accept links from anti-social group websites or websites that are offensive to public order or morals, or links in any manner which may damage the reputation or credibility of the Council. We ask that all links clearly state that they lead to the Oita Bungoono Geopark website.


The Council does not take any responsibility for damage, loss, or other disadvantage suffered by the user of this website. Additionally, the Council may change or delete part of the contents of this website at any time, without prior notice, and likewise takes no responsibility for damage, loss, or other disadvantage resulting from these changes or deletions.

○Use of Personal Information

Defining Personal Information:

“Personal Information” is any information which the Council receives via this website and can identify a specific individual, including names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, and other details.

○Collection of Personal Information

In principle, any personal information the Council receives via this website is premised on being provided at the will of the user. The purpose of collecting personal information will be clearly displayed at the time of collection. The Council only collects personal information to the extent necessary for the purposes displayed.

○Restrictions on Use of Personal Information

All personal information provided will be used only within the scope of the purpose of collection displayed prior to collection.

○Managing Personal Information

The personal information collected will be strictly managed by the Council, and the Council will take the utmost precautions to prevent leaks, falsification, and misappropriation. Personal information that is no longer needed for the specified purposes will be erased swiftly and appropriately.

○Log Files

As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.  The information in log files includes your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Internet Explorer or Firefox), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site. In addition, we may use third-party services such as Google Analytics that collect, monitor and analyze this information.

○Cookies and Web Beacons

Cookies are files with small amounts of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from websites and stored on your computer’s hard drive.