Data Use Policy

Atlas Co., Ltd (Hereinafter referred to as 'Atlas') receives various form of personal information of users who use Article Search Qross (Hereinafter referred to as 'this service').

Atlas shall handle the personal information properly in compliance with our Privacy Policy.

1.Information we receive and how it is used

1.1 Account Information

Upon new user registration, users are required to provide personal information such as name, Email address, affiliation, birth year, sex, occupation, or their field of specialty.

1.2 User Property and Activity Information

We aggregate user’s activity information such as keywords on search, articles which a user viewed or bookmarked, advertisements which a user clicked, and user’s property information such as IP address or browser via which a user use our service.

1.3 Send Information and Questionnaires

Users are deemed to be understanding, without declaration of intention against it via email or other methods, that Atlas may send mails, as part of the service, to the users at times as newsletters on scholarly information and/or as requests to the users for feedback to the service in questionnaires.

2.Purpose of Aggregation

We aggregate and analyze users’ information in order to know users’ tendency of activity on our service, to improve our service in terms of features or display of suitable advertisement.

Also we may utilize user’s names and contact information in order to contact users in reply to their inquiries. Additionally, we may publish or provide third parties with anonymous form (without name, mail address, or IP address) of users’ information as below after statistical processing.

・ Users’ statistic of activities such as keywords on search and/or viewed/bookmarked articles
・ Users’ property information such as occupation, and/or their field of specialty within account information

3.Account Closure

If you decided to stop using your account, you can close your account anytime. After you close your account, you cannot see your personal information, bookmarks, or history or search.

After the closure of account, we retain the information for a certain period of time in case of investigation on suspicious misconduct such as violation of use policy.

4.External links

This service includes many external links to web sites outside our service. However, we are not responsible or liable for the use of personal information on the sites. You are highly recommended to learn about privacy policies on the sites before you visit the sites from the links.

5.About the use of Cookies

This service uses Cookies to make our service usable as well as for user authentication.

Meanwhile, Cookies are also used in the sites outside our service which can be accessed via external links or advertising banners of sponsors in our site. In this case, Cookies shall be used in compliance with their policy stipulated by the administrator of the sites.

6.Revision of Policy

Data Use Policy is subject to change as necessary. Important change shall be announced explicitly, for example, in the top page of our service.