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Privacy Policy Statement
Tohoku University Medical Press, a publisher of The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, shall appropriately collect, use, and manage the personal information in accordance with the following guideline. Your use of and interaction with the Website of Tohoku University Medical Press constitutes your unconditional acceptance of the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Collection of personal information
Tohoku University Medical Press shall collect information which can identify certain individuals, for providing services related to publishing The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine (the services). We obtain your personal data from you or other sources. The data may include your name, e-mail address, institutional name, work contact details, and specialization.

(1) Data that you provide to us:
We collect the contact information that we use to provide our services, and the professional profile details that you choose to enter during submission processes.

(2) Data about you that we obtain elsewhere:
We obtain your personal information from an author who is submitting a manuscript, from editors, external editors, and reviewers, or from publicly available sources such as academic publications and affiliated institutions. We may also obtain the information from a researcher who declined the invitation to review a submitted manuscript.

2. Use of personal information
Tohoku University Medical Press shall use the collected personal information to perform our services related to publishing The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine. We have to share the information with external editors and reviewers. Moreover, we may send you email communications regarding our services, including citation notice. Lastly, we may use for other purpose in accordance with the laws or with the provider's consent.

3. Management of personal information
Tohoku University Medical Press shall make proper efforts to manage the collected personal information to prevent it from being leaked out, destroyed, falsified or lost, except for the personal information which has been already disclosed by the provider or open to public. This policy is applied to our staff, employees, editors, and reviewers. The collected information is mainly stored on or by our computers, computer networks, and servers. The information is stored throughout the period of your relationship with us and retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which we collected it. However, we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse, or unauthorized acquisition of your data will never occur.

4. Disclosure and revision of personal information
Tohoku University Medical Press shall in principle disclose the personal information without delay if requested by the provider thereof for disclosure, and shall in principle revise the personal information of the provider without delay if requested by the same person for revision.

5. Treatment on website
The Website of Tohoku University Medical Press (hereafter "Website") shall be used by the user at his/her responsibility. Tohoku University Medical Press shall not bear any responsibility for any damage arising from use of any information from the Website or any other website to which the Website is linked.

6. Revision of the Privacy Policy
In order to comply with amendment of the laws or for any other reasons, Tohoku University Medical Press may revise the guideline on collection, use and management of personal information without any notice. The latest guideline shall be applied at all times to the personal information collected. Changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when those changes are posted to the Website.

7. Contact for treatment of personal information
Please contact the following for any question on the Privacy Policy of Tohoku University Medical Press.


Tohoku University Medical Press
Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, JAPAN
Phone: +81-22-717-8183/8184
Fax: +81-22-717-8185
E-mail: office@journal.med.tohoku.ac.jp


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from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science(Grant Number JP252007).

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