Site Policy

This website has been commissioned by Mechanical Self-transfomation of Living Systems.
The name of this website is “Mechanical Self-transfomation of Living Systems” and is hereafter referred to as “Site”.
Before using this Site, please read the following terms of use. Your continued use of this Site is understood to mean that you agree to all these terms.


Text, images, and other copyrighted material posted on this Site belong to the author of the original work, or to any other person who may hold rights to the material in question. Information posted on this Site may not be used (including copied, adapted, uploaded, posted, emailed, distributed, licensed, sold, or published) except when prior written permission has been granted.

Unauthorized republishing of material on this Site is prohibited. Use or reproduction after altering the content is also prohibited. When using the contents with the permission of the content provider, the required copyright notice must be included. The copyright notice may not be altered or deleted.

Recommended operating systems & browsers

(For PC environment) The latest version of the following browsers: Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari (Internet Explorer 11 is not supported)
(For iOS devices: iPhone, iPad) Latest version of the following browsers: Safari
(For Android smartphones) Latest version of the following browsers: Chrome

On the use of this Site

Every effort is made to ensure that the contents of this Site are accurate, complete, and safe, but we ask, nevertheless, that you be careful. The use of any information derived from the contents of this Site is the responsibility of the user, and takes no responsibility for any action that may be taken by a user using this information.
Mechanical Self-transfomation of Living Systems takes absolutely no responsibility for any damage that may be caused by the use of this Site.
The whole or part of this Site, its structure, terms of use, URL, and contents, may be suspended, changed or terminated at any time without prior notice.
The National Institute for Physiological Sciences takes absolutely no responsibility for the suspension or postponement of services on this Site or for damage incurred by the user as a result, that may be caused by the malfunction of this Site’s server or network devices, or of related power lines and the like, due to power outage, natural disasters, maintenance, or for any other reason.

Information collected on this Site

This Site automatically collects Internet domain names, IP addresses, and other such information. This information is used to ensure the smooth operation of the services provided by this Site. Inquiries are accepted through the email address, multicellular_mechanics[at] Any email sent to this address will show the sender’s email address. Your name and email address will be used to respond to your inquiries.
We will not use the information gathered through this Site for any other purpose or provide this information to a third party, except when there is a legally-based request for disclosure, when the person whose information is to be used has consented to the use, or for any other such special reason.

Posting this Site’s hyperlink

You are, in principle, allowed to post a hyperlink to this Site on your own website; prior permission is not required. We may ask you to delete the hyperlink if the content of the website is judged to be inappropriate.

We do not allow the posting of our hyperlink in the following cases.

  • When a website slanders or may possibly slander the reputation of, or otherwise infringes on the privacy of, a specific person or organization.
  • When a website is offensive to public order and morals, or poses a danger of being offensive.
  • When a website is perceived to endorse or recommend the activities of a specific person or organization.
  • When a website is detrimental or causes damage to a specific person or organization, or poses a danger of doing so.
  • When there may be a misperception that there is some kind of cooperative relationship between the website and this Site or that this Site recognizes or endorses the website on which the hyperlink is posted.
  • Any other kind of hyperlink posting that is deemed inappropriate by the author.

The content of third-party websites with hyperlinks posted on this Site or which post a hyperlink to this site are the responsibility of those third parties. This Site bears no responsibility for the content of third-party websites or for any damage resulting from the use of those third-party websites. This Site does not endorse the use of third-party websites or of the products, services, companies or the like offered on those websites. Please be aware that by using such third-party websites, you are agreeing to their terms of use.


This Site Policy applies only to this Site.