About AIU

Social Media Policy

1. Content

This policy shall define matters concerning the operation of social media accounts (hereinafter referred to as "the University's official SNS") of Akita International University (hereinafter referred to as "the University")

2. Purpose of operation

The University's official SNSs are aimed at dissemination of information on our educational research, students' activities, and events in collaboration with the University's official website (https://web.aiu.ac.jp/) to deepen users' understanding of and interest in the University.

3. Operational policy

  1. The University’s official SNSs shall be operated exclusively to communicate information and shall not be used to send replies in principle. Opinions and inquiries about the University shall be communicated using the inquiry form on the University's official website (https://web.aiu.ac.jp/en/contact/).
  2. In principle, actions of the University's official SNSs such as Like, Share, and Follow shall be limited for public institutions, educational institutions and organizations and associations related to the University. Those actions do not represent the University's support for specific accounts.
  3. Comments, links, and other content (hereinafter referred to as "comments, etc.") posted by users on the University's official SNS do not reflect the opinions of the University. For official presentations and views of the University please visit the University's official website.

4. Disclaimer

  1. Although the University expends all possible means to ensure the accuracy of information posted on the University's official SNSs, it shall assume no responsibility for any action taken by users based on the information posted on the University's official SNSs.
  2. The University shall assume no responsibility for any comments, etc. posted by users on the University's official SNSs.
  3. The University shall assume no responsibility for any trouble or dispute arising between users or between third parties and users in connection with the University's official SNSs.
  4. The copyright of contributions such as comments belongs to users who posted such contributions. By posting contributions, users grant the University the right to use non-exclusively the content of contributions worldwide and free of charge, and agree not to exercise copyright and other rights over the University.

5. Prohibitions and deletion of users' comments

The following actions are prohibited in operation and use of the University's official SNSs. Please be advised that we may take actions such as deleting comments and blocking accounts without prior notice if actions are considered to fall under those prohibited.

  • Actions that disadvantage or damage the University or a third party or acts that may cause such harm
  • Actions that infringe the privacy of third parties, such as identifying, disclosing, or leaking personal information without consent of the data subject
  • Actions that discredit, dishonor, insult or slander the University (including students and faculty members of the University) or third parties
  • Actions that impair or may impair the credibility and quality of the University, such as actions against public order and morals
  • Criminal acts or actions that lead or may lead to criminal acts
  • Actions that violate or may violate laws, ordinances or other laws and regulations
  • Actions related to sales, political, religious, and election campaign activities
  • Acts of discrimination or actions that promote discrimination on race, thought, creed, etc.
  • Publications that are considered to disadvantage the University's recruitment and publicity such as the content of entrance examinations and comparison with other universities
  • Posts published by individuals pretending to be other users, third parties, etc.
  • Publications unrelated to the information posted by the University
  • Actions prohibited by Facebook
  • Other publications considered to be inappropriate by the University

6. Copyright

Reproduction of the content of the University's official SNSs without prior permission of the University is prohibited except for activities authorized under copyright law such as private use, quotation, etc. Ensure to specify the source by an appropriate method when quoting, etc.

7. Publication, changes, etc. of the operational policy

The content of this policy will be posted on the University's official website. Changes in this policy shall be made as necessary without prior notice.

8. List of the University's official SNSs

All of the following SNSs are managed and administered by the Planning and PR Team of the Planning Division of the University's administrative office.

Official YouTube Channel (Japanese)
国際教養大学/Akita International University
Characteristics of AIU, Student and Faculty interview, Event, Contents of business etc.,
Division of Institutional Planning and Public Relations
Official Facebook Page (Japanese)
Academics, Campus life, Admissions, etc.,
Division of Institutional Planning and Public Relations

Inquiries about the University's official SNSs

Division of Institutional Planning and Public Relations
Tel. +81-(0)18-886-5932
Fax. +81-(0)18-886-5910
E-mail. planning-office@aiu.ac.jp
Office Hours (Mon - Fri) 9:00 - 12:00 and 13:00 - 17:00