Site Policy

Terms of Use

Use of the Nippon Communications Foundation (“the Foundation”) website (“the Website”) and its content is subject to the following Terms of Use. By accessing the website and using its contents, you consent to these Terms of Use. The contents of the Website are liable to change without notice. If modifications are made to these Terms of Use, notification will be posted on the Website. A user will be construed to have consented to the revised Terms of Use at the time when the user first uses the Website after the revisions have been posted.

Linking to the Website

Links to the Website may be created freely provided that the linking site is not offensive to public morals in either intention or content. The linking site may not display the Website’s content in frames or violate applicable copyright laws. Links may be created to any of the Website’s pages, but the URLs of content contained on the Website are subject to change without prior notification.

External Links

The Foundation may provide links to third-party websites as a convenience to users. The Foundation has no control over third-party websites, and assumes no responsibility whatsoever for the content, privacy policies, and information collection policies of those sites. Use of third-party sites is subject to the conditions established by each website.


The Foundation retains copyright (intellectual property rights) on all text, illustrations, and images used on the Website unless specifically stated otherwise. Please use our contact form for any queries about the Website.

Privacy Policy

Protection of Personal Information

Based on applicable laws and guidelines, the Nippon Communications Foundation ("the Foundation") has established a policy for safeguarding personal information ("Privacy Policy"), and will strictly adhere to the terms of this policy.

All officers and employees of the Foundation who handle personal information understand the principles for safeguarding personal information, and will work to earn users’ trust by putting these principles into practice.

 1. Compliance with laws and other regulations

In handling personal information, the Foundation will comply with all applicable laws and other regulations, and will act in accordance with the Foundation’s personal information protection system.

2. Collection, use, and provision of personal information

The Foundation is keenly aware of the importance of protecting personal information, and will ensure that its acquisition, use, and provision to third parties of personal information are kept to the minimum levels required for the purposes of its business. The Foundation will not collect personal information without the user’s consent, and will clearly state the purpose for which it is being collected.

3. Proper supervision of personal information

The Foundation will take all reasonable and appropriate measures to protect personal information, and will guard against unauthorized access, loss, destruction, falsification, or wrongful disclosure. The Foundation will work to implement preventive and corrective measures in relation to the risks associated with personal information.

4. Ongoing improvements to the system for protecting personal information

The Foundation will regularly review its personal information protection system in order to safeguard and ensure the appropriate use of personal information, and will continue to work on improving this system. If you have an inquiry about our handling of personal information, please use our contact form to get in touch.

Collection of Personal Information from Website Users

The Foundation may collect information and materials identifying an individual user via the Website when a user registers for email services, requests that publications or other materials be sent by mail, responds to job openings, or makes inquiries. Examples of personal information include name, address, place of employment, school, job title, contact details such as email address, telephone, and fax number, and (in the case of job applicants) information and materials relating to the applicant’s personal history.

Scope of Use of Collected Information and Materials

The Foundation maintains the rights to keep, use, and analyze information identifying individual users within the scope of its business activities. The Foundation may use identifying information and materials collected on individual users in accordance with the terms stipulated in the relevant clauses of this Privacy Policy.

Disclosure of Collected Information and Materials to Third Parties

The Foundation will never intentionally disclose the personal information it collects to third parties, except in the following cases:

  • • When we are required to provide personal information on legal grounds
  • • When the Foundation obtains the consent of the user to disclose personal information and materials provided, particularly to third parties
  • • When information is disclosed to delivery or other service providers in order to send information and materials from the Foundation to the user

The Foundation will take all reasonable measures to prevent the information and materials it collects from being accidentally disclosed to third parties.


The Foundation will take reasonable measures to prevent the loss, disclosure, inappropriate use, falsification, or destruction of any personal information provided by users. These measures do not constitute a guarantee of the absolute security of personal information and materials provided by users.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

The Foundation may make changes to this Privacy Policy, in which case notification will be posted on the Website. A user will be construed to have consented to the revised Privacy Policy at the time when the user first uses the Website after the revised Privacy Policy has been posted.


The Nippon Communications Foundation takes great care over every aspect of the Website. However, we provide no guarantee of reliability or safety, and accept no liability whatsoever for harm or damages arising from the use of the Website or the information contained therein.

We reserve the right to alter or delete information contained on the Website and to suspend or discontinue the Website’s operation. We assume no responsibility for damages caused by the alteration or removal of information or by suspension or discontinuation of the Website for any reason.