Privacy Policy of the Research Navi

1. Basic concept

The National Diet Library (NDL) pays close attention to protecting the privacy of its users in smoothly operating Research Navi (the website provided under the following URL: In addition, collected information is managed appropriately within the scope of the purpose of use.

2. The scope of collected information

This site automatically collects information such as internet domain names, IP addresses, and information about browsing this site (hereinafter referred to as "information about users"). Cookies (information sent from the server to the user's browser and stored on the user's computer in order to identify the user on the server side) are limited to the purpose of improving usability and do not contain any personal information. The cookie function can also be disabled by settings in the user's browser.

3. Purpose of use

Information collected on the basis of 2 above is used as reference for the smooth operation of services provided via Research Navi, making statistics, etc.

4. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics to assess site usage. Google Analytics collects information about users by means of cookies but not data that is personally identifiable. For the Google Analytics terms of service and privacy policy, see the Google Analytics websiteLink to an external site.

5. Restrictions on the use and provision of information

The NDL will never use the collected information for any purposes other than those stated in 3 above, nor will the NDL provide it to a third party, except for particular cases where there were legal disclosure requests, illegal access, or other unlawful actions.
However, the NDL may publish statistics of the information mentioned in 2 above.

6. Measures to ensure security

The NDL takes appropriate measures in order to prevent the leakage, destruction, or damage of collected information.

7. Use of Google Custom Search

The Research Navi website uses Google Custom Search. When the users use Google Custom Search, Google may collect the searched contents. For Google's policy on protection of personal information, please see "Privacy and Terms of Google Link to an external site" Link to an external site(link to the Google website.)

8. Scope of application

This privacy policy applies only to the Research Navi website.

9. Protection of private information by the NDL

Concerning the protection of private information by the entire NDL, please see "Protection of Personal InformationLink to the websites of the National Diet Library."

10. Revision of the privacy policy

The NDL may revise this privacy policy by changing the items listed.

Contact information

Service Planning Division
Reader Services and Collections Department
National Diet Library
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