Last update: Jan 21, 2016
Using the content on the Personal Information Protection Commission Website
Information made available on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions 1) to 6) below, with the
Note, however, that numerical data and data in Simple tables, graphs, and so forth are not subject to copyright. Accordingly this
１） Source citation
The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
(Examples of source citation)
Source: the Personal Information Protection Commission website (URL of the relevant page)
Source: XX Survey (the Personal Information Protection Commission) (URL of the relevant page) (accessed on year/month/day)
If you have edited the Content for use, you must include a statement expressing that the content has been edited, in addition to the abovementioned source citation, but not in any way that making public or using edited information in a format that may
be misconstrued as having been created by the Government of Japan (or its ministries and/or agencies).
(Example of citation when using edited content)
Created by editing the XX Report (the Personal Information Protection Commission) (URL of the relevant page)
Created by Company YY based on XX Survey (the Personal Information Protection Commission) (URL of the relevant page)
２） No infringement of third party rights
In some cases, a third party (refers to a party other than the state. Hereinafter referred to as "Third Party") may hold copyrights or other rights to a part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights
or other rights (e.g. portrait rights in a photograph, publicity rights etc.), it is the responsibility of the user to obtain consent for use from the Third Party unless there is explicit indication that the rights
have already been cleared.
If a Third Party holds rights to a part of the Content, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the
rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.
Even if a Third Party holds copyrights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.
３） Governing law and jurisdiction
The national government bears absolutely no responsibility for any action taken by the user involving the use of the Content (including use of information based on edited Content).
The Content may be modified, moved or deleted without prior notice.
Please feel free to link to the Personal Information Protection Commission website. However, any link from those sites which slander or defame the Personal Information Protection Commission website is prohibited. Frame links or links in any
other form that would make it unclear that the content is provided by the Personal Information Protection Commission is also prohibited. If you wish to link to the Personal Information Protection Commission website, please
inform us of the URL of the site to which the link will be made.
The Personal Information Protection Commission takes reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of information available on the website. However, the Personal Information Protection Commission makes no guarantees and assumes no responsibility
for consequences, including damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of any information published on this site.
The following is our mission:
More people can obtain the latest information from the Personal Information Protection Commission website easily, whenever or wherever they like.
The Personal Information Protection Commission will work to make its website easily accessible, which allows the elderly and people with disabilities to use the information and services provided on the site without any difficulties. For that
purpose, the site will aim to conform to the guidelines stipulated in JIS X8341-3 ("Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 3: Web content"), which
is provided by the Japanese Standards Association.
Please understand in advance that the content of the Personal Information Protection Commission website is subject to change or removal without notice.
General Affairs Division, Secretariat, Personal Information Protection Commission
3-2-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0013, Japan