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Copyright

The copyrights of all works such as documents, images, etc. posted on this website are owned by Kuroda Law Offices/ Kuroda Patent Offices (“Kuroda Law Offices”).

Copying, adaptation, distribution, reprinting of the copyrighted works posted on this website without permission of Kuroda Law Offices is prohibited.

Information on this Website and Exemption from Responsibility

This website is designed to provide a wide range of information on our office and is not intended to provide the viewers with advice or opinions concerning specific individual matters.

Also, no legal consultation solely by telephone, fax, or email nor question concerning the legal information posted on our website is being accepted.

Our office shall not be responsible for any damages which might be incurred by your use of this website.

Please be advised in advance that Kuroda Law Offices/Kuroda Patent Offices reserve the right to add, change or delete any of the information posted on our website without any prior notice.

Link Policy

Kuroda Law Offices and Kuroda Patent Offices ("our offices") basically welcome linking to the Website of our offices from the outside. Those who wish to link to the Website to our offices are required to understand and comply with the following provisions. We firmly believe that these do not unreasonably restrict the users' rights but rather are the rules to promote comfortable use based on accepted practice and on-Internet manner.

On third person websites to which our homepage provides Web links:

Since third person websites linked to the Website of our offices are not under our control, we do not guarantee nor are we responsible for, explicitly or implicitly, their contents including the correctness of their linked Website and changes or updating thereof. Kuroda Law Offices shall not be responsible for such information as provided from third person websites linked to the Website of our offices in the style of web casting or otherwise. Our homepage provides Web links to third person websites only for the purpose of the convenience of visitors to our homepage. Merely because we provide Web links to third person websites, we do not automatically recommend them nor guarantee their correctness and all the other matters therein. Please understand the foregoing in advance.

Privacy Policy

Kuroda Law Offices and Kuroda Patent Offices ("our offices") take great caution to protect the privacy of those visiting the website of our offices. Please read the following statement to understand the privacy policy of our offices.

Treatment of Information

From time to time, you may be asked to give our offices some information via the website. However, it is entirely optional whether or not you accommodate such requests and the viewers have the full discretion in making a decision.

In the following cases, for example, our offices may ask you to provide information on your name (or company name) and contact details such as telephone number, fax number or e-mail address:

When asked to provide our offices with such information, you may use means of communication including telephone, facsimile and e-mail, or send documents by mail. The means to be used then shall be determined basically through mutual consultation between the provider of information and our offices, and shall not be designated by either party exercising a binding power.

Until the receipt of your information by our offices is confirmed, our offices shall be exempted from any responsibility for any event arising in the course.

Any information obtained in the above manner above shall be treated as confidential. Except for very few cases (where the disclosure is required by law, for example), said information shall not be disclosed or provided to any outside entities or individuals, basically. Our offices consider that such conducts, which would ruin the reliable relationship between the provider of information and our offices, should not be permissible.

While such personal data as mentioned above shall be provided at will, our offices automatically keep a record of page access history of users in our website to see which pages are more frequently visited. In said history, any data identifying a certain individual is not recorded, but only the number of accesses to a certain page is recorded. Said data will be used for no other purpose than recognizing specific areas of interest to many users and pages covering such areas, which we may use as reference data when editing our website.

Usage Environment

For the viewers of our website, upgrading the browser to Internet Explore 6, Netscape 7.0, or other latest browser version is highly recommended.