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If you want to link to a page on this site, e-mail the following information to

* the URL and title of the page on your site on which you wish to put the link (so that we can find it from the top page);
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* the reason why you want to make the link (give as much detail as possible).

Links that might mislead users about the sources of information are not permitted, and links from the following types of website are strictly forbidden:

commercial websites or websites for soliciting customers that have no relation to RIKEN;
websites that contain contents intended to libel, defame, or damage the reputation of RIKEN or other persons or organizations;
websites that infringe or might infringe the intellectual property rights, property, privacy, or other rights of RIKEN or other persons or organizations; and
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Conditions of use
Use of information or data from this website is undertaken at the user's own risk. QBiC takes no responsibility for any direct or indirect damage that may arise through the use of this information or data. QBiC is not responsible for the contents of external website that are linked to from this website. Any or all of this website may be changed, deleted, or removed without notice.

Protection of personal data

If you send us an inquiry by e-mail, then your e-mail address will be revealed to us, but we will never use your e-mail address for any purpose other than replying to your inquiry. In accordance with RIKEN's rule on protection of personal data, your e-mail address will be protected strictly and will never be released, given, or lent to any third party without just cause.