Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation (“TTRF”) protects any personal information that we collect through our website,, and how we use that information.

TTRF acknowledges the significance of protecting personal information, complies with all laws and regulations regarding the use and protection of personal information, and appropriately handles and manages any personal information obtained through our website.

Your use of our website constitutes your acceptance of the following terms of our website Privacy Policy, as amended or revised by us. You should therefore review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms.

1. Personal Information Collected by TTRF
You do not have to provide personal information to use this website. However, certain services to which you may subscribe through this website may require you to provide personal information, such as your name, address, email address, and other contact information, your educational history and background, details of your research, and any other information necessary to make a determination for the awarding of funds for projects.

Further, as is typical of websites generally, incidental to your use of this website, our web server may automatically log certain information such as the name of your Internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, and other traffic-related information. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you or to collect personal information from you.

Finally, our website also uses cookies, which are a small program file created in your computer hard drive. The cookie itself consists of letters and numbers and does not contain personal information. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser.

TTRF does not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If TTRF learns that it has collected the personal information of a child under 13, it will take steps to delete the information as soon as possible.
2. Purposes of Use
Personal information collected by TTRF may be used for the following purposes:
(ⅰ) To promote various grant projects; to inform or notify applicants; to announce granted research outlines on our website.
(ⅱ) To implement the information service project; to supply research field data of tribologists on our website.
(ⅲ) To facilitate the management of foundation activities.
3. Acquisition of Personal Information
TTRF acquires all personal information in a legitimate manner, and will specify and state as clearly as possible the purposes for which information will be used at the time we acquire such information.
4. Use and Protection of Personal Information
TTRF will use the personal information only to the extent required to achieve the purposes stated at the time the information was acquired.Except where required by law, TTRF will not provide your personal information to a third party without obtaining your consent.
5. Management of Personal Information
In handling your personal information, we will take appropriate security measures, and will ensure compliance with such measures by our employees through instructions and training. To achieve this, TTRF has created a management system to ensure that personal information is handled appropriately and managed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
6. Opt Out
If you no longer wish to receive materials from us or you want your personal information removed from TTRF’s database, please contact us at TTRF will respond promptly to any requests from individuals for the disclosure, revision, addition, deletion, or suspension or cancellation of use of personal information, after completing any necessary procedures such as confirmation of your identity.
7. Revisions to the Privacy Policy
In order to comply with laws, regulations, and other standards on the protection of personal information, TTRF may review and amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. You can determine if this Privacy Policy has been revised by sending us an email at
8. California Privacy Rights
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year. To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by TTRF, please contact TTRF at the contact information below.
9. Inquiries
For inquiries about personal information that TTRF is managing, contact the secretariat at the email address shown below:
Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation
E-mail :


The information contained herein consists of general information and has not been reviewed by the Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation for accuracy or authenticity. The inclusion of any name or entity contained herein does not constitute a recommendation or endorsement by the Taiho Kogyo Tribology Research Foundation of any person or entity listed herein. Prior to utilizing any information in this database, any user should conduct its own independent research and investigation.

This Privacy Policy/ Disclaimer was last revised on October 1, 2014.