Site Policy

Thank you for visiting the IJIS Web site. The contents of the IJIS Web site (hereinafter referred to as the "Site") including texts, drawings, images, voice data and video data are provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (hereinafter referred to as "JAXA") under the provision that users of the Site follow the conditions stipulated by the IJIS Web site Policy (hereinafter referred to as the "Policy") specified here. Your browsing or linking of the Site, downloading or reprinting of the materials contained in the Site, or otherwise using the Site constitutes your agreement to be bound by the Policy.

The Policy may be revised or changed without any prior notice. If the Policy is revised or changed, JAXA will post the new terms on the Site to inform you of such revision or change. Please check the Policy periodically for changes even after you have browsed or linked to the Site, or downloaded or reprinted any materials contained in the Site, or otherwise used the Site. Your use of the Site following the posting of such a revision or change shall constitute your acceptance of the Policy as revised.


Please be aware in advance that:
Although JAXA has taken every care to manage the Site, JAXA assumes no responsibility regarding the safety of the contents of the Site or the reliability of information provided on the Site. JAXA is not responsible to you for any damage that may be caused by the use of the Site and/or the information on the Site.

JAXA may change or delete the information on the Site, or may suspend or terminate the operation of the Site without any prior notice. JAXA is not responsible to you for any inconvenience that may be caused by such changes or deletion of the information, or by such suspension or termination of the operation of the Site.

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Unless otherwise stated, all materials, including texts, drawings, images, voice data, and video data, published on the Site (the "Materials") and the copyrights therein are the property of JAXA, and the Materials are protected in Japan and internationally by copyright laws and international copyright treaties. When you use the Materials, you are requested to comply with the conditions stipulated by JAXA.

If you wish to use the Materials, please be sure to contact us for prior permission at:
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Earth Observation Research Center (JAXA/EORC)

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Linking to the Site

Basically, you are free to create links to the Site as long as any link to the Site is clearly identified as being a link to the Site on your site. JAXA, however, does not allow any of the following links:

  • A link which seems to support and/or promote, or slander and/or defame the activity of a specific person/group/organization;
  • A link which is created for the purpose of offending or in a manner to offend public order and morals;
  • A link which is likely to cause misunderstanding about JAXA's operations and/or Japanese aerospace research and development activities;
  • A link which is likely to damage JAXA's image and/or reputation, or to infringe on the rights of a specific person and/or organization; or
  • A link by which the contents of the Site look like part of a linking website of a third party (the so-called "Framing"; for example, a link is created in a manner that incorporates the content of the Site into the frame on the linking website.)