Privacy Policy

Privacy Mark

The Privacy Mark is granted to private enterprises that adopt sufficient measures to properly protect personal data. The Privacy Mark System was established by the Japan Information Processing Development Corporation (JIPDEC) in April 1998, and the Privacy Mark is certified and granted by JIPDEC as well as three other designated organizations.
Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., was certified and granted the Privacy Mark on January 8, 2003, after document-based examinations and on-site inspections conducted by the Japan Information Technology Services Industry Association (JISA).

We consider it our social responsibility to properly manage and protect personal data because we often handle personal data in our work which includes the conduct of surveys, personal interviews, and seminars, as well as data processing.
We have always taken utmost care to protect personal data. Now that we have been certified and granted the Privacy Mark, however, we shall further fortify our measures to protect personal data. We shall continue to implement reliable management that earns the trust of society by using thorough security measures to manage the personal data with which we have been entrusted.

The following are our approaches to handling personal data. Your cooperation and understanding will be greatly appreciated.

Basic principles for the protection of personal data

Personal data shall be properly collected and used. We shall collect personal data only after notifying the data subject or obtaining the data subject's consent.
We shall use such personal data only within the scope consented. If personal data is to be used for purposes outside the scope consented, we shall notify the data subject and obtain new consent.

All personal data collected shall be safely stored under strict control.
Personal data shall never be disclosed or entrusted to a third party, except when the data subject has given consent for such disclosure or entrustment.
The processing of personal data shall be entrusted to an outside party only under the condition that the outside party performs strict control equivalent to that performed by MRI.
The transfer of personal data shall only be conducted by secure method, and a record of the transfer shall be kept in all cases.
The destruction or return of such personal data after use shall be performed in a secure manner, and a record shall be kept in all cases.

The data subject has a right to confirm the content of his/her own personal data in the possession of MRI and/or to request deletion and/or revision to his/her own personal data. We shall follow strict procedures in responding to all such requests.
We shall fully communicate our personal data protection policy to all employees and abide by the policy.

Please click here for our personal data protection policy.

Statement Regarding Use of Cookies, Google Analytics, etc.

Processing of Personal Data on Our Website

1.Collection of Access Logs

(1)We retain access logs in connection with the status of your access to our website (hereinafter referred to as "Our Site"). Access logs include, without limitation, user's IP address (meaning the number to identify a computer being used), type of browser and URL from which a user accesses Our Site.

2.Use of Cookies, etc.

(1)Cookies are text data to manage and identify users who access a website, or a mechanism to implement such management.

(2)We may use cookies on Our Site for the following purposes.
  A.To improve the content of Our Site or personalize it according to a user's individual use.
  B.Information obtained by using cookies may be statistically processed in a manner that an individual user cannot be identified, and the aggregated information may be disclosed.

* Google Analytics

Some pages of Our Site use Google Analytics, a service provided by Google Inc., in order to understand the status of visits by users to this site. When Google Analytics is used on Our Site, Google Inc., collects, records and analyzes a user's history of visits to this site by using cookies issued by us. We receive results of the analysis from Google Inc., to understand the status of visits by users to this site.

User information collected, recorded and analyzed by Google Analytics does not include any information that can identify a specific individual. Such information is managed by Google Inc., based on its privacy policy

By disabling Google Analytics in your browser's add-on settings, it is also possible to stop us from collecting user information by use of Google Analytics. In order to disable Google Analytics, please download and install the "Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on" on Google's download page and change the add-on settings in your browser.

When Google Analytics is disabled, Google Analytics will also be disabled on websites other than this site that a user may visit, however, Google Analytics may be enabled again by reconfiguring the add-on settings in your browser yourself. For a description regarding the terms of service of Google Analytics, please visit the Google Analytics site, and for a description regarding the privacy policy of Google Inc., please visit the company's site below.

* Social Media

Our site has a function to post page links on social media. When you click the social media icon installed on some pages of our site, a dialog box for posting the page link being viewed is displayed, and it is posted with a specified operation (the social media Login is required if you are not logged in). Simultaneously, your browsing history of our site is collected in connection with the social media account or in anonymous state. Please confirm each social media policy in terms of how to handle and obtain collected data including your browsing history.


3.Links to Websites of Other Entities

Links to websites of corporations, organizations, etc., other than our company's sites may be contained in this site. We are not responsible for the processing of personal data on such sites other than Our Site.
Please address complaints and consultations regarding the handling of personal data to: 
Corporate Communications Division
TEL +81-3-6705-6004