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You shall not use (including copying, altering, distributing, and sending to the general public) this information without obtaining the prior consent of the copyright owner, unless acceptable under copyright law, such as in the case of private use. KDDI Research product or service names appearing on this Website are KDDI Research trademarks or registered trademarks.
Linking to this Web site
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Also, this poses no direct adverse effect to your computer.
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About access data
This Website contains pages that are embedded with collection tags used to tally the access status of visitors to the Website. Access status includes the URL(s) of the page(s) accessed, the date and time of access, information that identifies the browser, etc.
KDDI Research uses this access data to improve customer convenience and to maintain and improve the quality of the Website. In addition, combining access data with cookies and a personal identifier conferred by KDDI Research(KDDI Research identifier) as well as customer attribute information enables us to display on the Website information that may be beneficial to the individual customer.
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About Cookie-based advertisement distribution by third-party advertisement distributors
KDDI Research's advertisements appear on various Internet websites due to our tie-ups with a number of third-party advertisement distribution companies.
These third-party advertisement distribution companies distribute these advertisements using cookies, access data, KDDI Research identifiers and customer attribute information. The information used by the advertisement distribution companies is processed by KDDI Research so that no individual customer can be identified by any advertisement distribution company.
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Also, you might not be able to use these pages depending on your settings, such as a firewall setting.
Refer to the VeriSign Japan website for detailed information about SSL and browser compatibility.