Privacy Policy

Respecting the privacy of users accessing the NIMS Microfabrication Open Facility website (hereinafter referred to as "this site") is very important to the National Institute for Materials Science. The National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) has established the following handling standards for the collection, use, and protection of personal information provided by users, and will comply with these standards. Each department that handles your personal information will appoint a person in charge of its management, and will manage it appropriately by implementing strict security measures.

Protection and Handling of Personal Data

This site takes the utmost care to protect your privacy. The privacy policy applies to visitors when they use this site.


In principle, the copyrights to all images, documents, and other content on this website belong to the National Institute for Materials Science. However, in the case that there is an author other than NIMS, such as a part of works produced by an outside contractor, the copyright belongs to the respective author. However, it is illegal to reproduce, duplicate, or translate the contents of this site to other websites or printed media without permission. However, unauthorized reproduction, duplication, translation, etc. of the content of this site is illegal.

Security and Links

The National Institute for Materials Science strives for secure management and operation of the site and takes appropriate measures to prevent leakage, misappropriation, falsification, etc. This site is basically link-free, but links from websites that aim to sell or market products or that are offensive to public order and morals are strictly prohibited. In addition, when linking to this website, in principle, the top page ( should be the link destination, and please refrain from displaying the link within the same frame.

Access Analysis Tools

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