KDDI Research, Inc.

Privacy Policy

 

KDDI Research, Inc., recognizes the importance of personal information and has adopted the following privacy policy to ensure that it observes laws and regulations.

 

We acquire and use customers’ personal information to the extent necessary for our business. In addition, we make clear the purpose of obtaining personal information and obtain the consent of the information  owner (principal,data subject) before acquiring special care-required personal information. We take action in organizational, personnel, physical and technical safety while managing risks such as unauthorized access destruction, tampering and leaks involving personal information. We follow our own action plan, based on laws and regulations concerning personal information protection and on our information privacy statement. To ensure the appropriate use and protection of personal information, we constantly review our action plan.

 

June, 2019 Revised

 

Acquirement, Use, and Purpose of Your Personal Information

 

KDDI Research, Inc., and this site care about your privacy. It is not necessary for you to provide us your personal information when you browse our site. Even though, some of our site request your contact information (your name, email address, etc...), your business information(company name, phone / fax number, shipping address, your main business area, etc...) to the extent necesarry to our internal purpose such as providing you our product support, and responding adequately to our product trouble you might have, etc..

 

 

Control and Security of Your Personal Information

 

KDDI Research, Inc., take highly security measure to protect your personal information we acquire from loss, misuse, unauthorized access. We might commission management and operation of this site to subcontracting company for enriching service. In doing so, we carry out that the subcontracting company also manage your personal information accurately and to protect them from loss and unauthorized access.

 

KDDI Research, Inc., does not disclose your personal information to third parties other than subcontracting company without your consent. However, we might disclose your personal information when laws and public institutions (such as court and police department) request us to disclose.

 

 

Deletion of Personal Data

 

When the purpose of use has been achieved or when the purpose of use has not been achieved but the business predicated on the purpose of use has been discontinued, KDDI Research Inc.,deletes the personal data concerned without delay. However, KDDI Research Inc., may use the personal information within the range of the purpose of use after termination of the various agreements with the customer.

 

 

Requests Disclosure of Personal Data

 

KDDI Research Inc., will respond without delay to requests from a customer or their agent for disclosure of relevant personal data, except in the following cases.

 

For inquiries about personal information disclosure, contact us at the following location:

 

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Response to Other Matters Concerning Personal Data

 

(1)Revision, etc. (revision, addition, deletion, stoppage of use, and stoppage of provision to third parties) of personal data

If requested by a customer or his/her agent to make a revision, etc. of relevant personal data, KDDI Research Inc., will conduct an investigation without delay. KDDI Research Inc., will promptly perform the revision, etc. if the results of the investigation determine that the relevant personal data is incorrect, the information retention period has expired, or the handling of the information is inappropriate.

 

(2)Notification of purpose of use

If requested by a customer or his/her agent to provide notification of the purpose of use of the personal information, KDDI Research Inc., will provide notification without delay, except in the following cases:

 

(3)Complaints on the handling of personal data

KDDI Research Inc., will, in an appropriate and timely manner, respond to complaints regarding the use, provision, disclosure or revision of personal data, or other complaints regarding the handling of personal data.

 

For inquiries about personal information disclosure, contact us at the following location:

Please note that KDDI Research Inc., are unable to accept any of the above requests made in person at our office.

 

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The experiment using driving recorder footage

 

(1)The survey experiment of driving behavior (DB) using driving recorder footage

 

KDDI Research Inc., conducted the driving behavior (DB) survey experiment using driving recorder footage of up to 85 ordinary drivers nationwide who have given consent to cooperate in our project. The video data are used to understand the traffic environment of moving vehicles by detecting traffic lights, railroad crossings, road signs and markings, pedestrians, and vehicles in the area surrounding moving vehicles. This experiment aims to survey DB and not to identify passersby.

  • Data acquisition areas: All over Japan
  • Number of vehicles for data acquisition: Up to 85 vehicles
  • Period of data acquisition: Feb. 2, 2018 to Apr. 1, 2018
  • Storage period of video data: Three years after data acquisition
  • Contact address: dbex_inquiry(at)list.kddi-research.jp

 

(2)The evaluation experiment of driving video analysis (DVA) using driving recorder footage

 

KDDI Research Inc., conducted the evaluation experiment of driving video analysis (DVA) using driving recorder footage.The video data are used to detect traffic lights, railroad crossings, road signs and markings, pedestrians, vehicles, and roadside facilities (shops and parking lots) in the area surrounding moving vehicles. This experiment aims to evaluate DVA and not to identify passersby.

  • Data acquisition areas: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Number of vehicles for data acquisition: 1 vehicle
  • Period of data acquisition: Jul. 1, 2018 to Jul. 31, 2018
  • Storage period of video data: Three years after data acquisition
  • Contact address: dbex_inquiry(at)list.kddi-research.jp

 

(3)The evaluation experiment of driving video analysis (DVA) using driving recorder footage

 

KDDI Research Inc., will conducted the evaluation experiment of driving video analysis (DVA) using driving recorder footage.The video data are used to detect traffic lights, railroad crossings, road signs and markings, pedestrians, vehicles, and roadside facilities (shops and parking lots) in the area surrounding moving vehicles. This experiment aims to evaluate DVA and not to identify passersby.

  • Data acquisition areas: Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
  • Number of vehicles for data acquisition: 1 vehicle
  • Period of data acquisition: Between Nov. 12th, and Nov. 31sh, 2018, three days
  • Storage period of video data: Three years after data acquisition
  • Contact address: c-aware(at)kddi-research.jp

 

(4)The evaluation experiment of driving video analysis (DVA) using driving recorder footage

 

KDDI Research Inc., conduct the evaluation experiment of driving video analysis (DVA) using driving recorder footage.The video data are used to detect traffic lights, railroad crossings, road signs and markings, pedestrians, vehicles, and roadside facilities (shops and parking lots) in the area surrounding moving vehicles. This experiment aims to evaluate DVA and not to identify passersby.

  • Data acquisition areas: Aichi Prefecture, Japan
  • Number of vehicles for data acquisition: 1 vehicle
  • Period of data acquisition: Jul. 8, 2019 to Jul. 12, 2019
  • Storage period of video data: Three years after data acquisition
  • Contact address: dbex_inquiry(at)list.kddi-research.jp

* Data acquisition areas, number of vehicles and period of data acquisition may be added in the future. It will be announced in our homepage once decided.

 

We will use the driving recorders at the minimum resolution necessary for mechanical digitalization (processing to detect traffic lights, railroad crossings, road signs and marks, pedestrians, vehicles, and roadside facilities in the areas surrounding moving vehicles and not to identify individuals). In addition, the video data will not be accessed by us except for the purpose of verification of digitalization. 

 

Also, the video data will be handled confidentially according to our privacy policy. If we provide them to the outside or for use in a presentation, we will pixelate the data so that the faces of passersby cannot be recognized.

 

Changes to This Privacy Policy

 

KDDI Research, Inc., have the right to change this privacy policy when it is appropriate to do so. When such change occure, we will post on this web site with the date of updated recorded. Please revisit this page when you provide any of your personal information.