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Information to be Provided where Personal Data Are Collected

Please make your inquiry after having carefully read and given consent to the following:

  1. Controller of the Personal Data
    1. Company name: NEC Corporation (hereinafter referred to as "NEC")
    2. Means of contact: This Website (to inquiry e-mail:

  2. Personal Data Protection Administrator
    1. Title: Senior Director, HPC group, Advanced Platform Division, NEC
    2. Means of contact: This Website (to inquiry e-mail:

  3. Purposes of Processing for the Personal Data
    1. To contact the users
    2. To register or block the user account for accessing to limited page such as discussion board

  4. Recipients or categories of recipients of the Personal Data
    NEC, NEC Group companies, upon the assurance that sufficient safety control measures have been established, which have concluded agreements concerning the processing of personal data, to provide services to the Users within the scope of the stated purposes for using personal data.
    NEC may provide personal data to following NEC Group companies.
    • NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd.
    • NEC Platforms, Ltd.

  5. Overseas Transfer of the Personal Data
    NEC manages and operates this inquiry site.
    1. Information transfer to a third country: Upon receipt of your inquiry, your personal data will be sent to Japan.
    2. Question of adequate protection: The European Commission does not recognize Japan as providing adequate protection of personal data.

  6. Categories of the Personal Data
    Personal data includes user name(display name), e-mail address, password for user account registration/ log-in, and other information you post on NEC Aurora Forum bulletin board service. This website uses Cookies.


    What are cookies

    A cookie is a small piece of data that a website asks your browser to store on your computer or mobile device. The cookie helps to distinguish you from other users of NEC's Website and they are used for many things, such as remembering when you've visited a site before and your language preferences.
    The information NEC collects by using cookies also permits NEC to analyze traffic patterns on our site. This can enable NEC over time to provide you with a better experience on its Website by improving the content and making it easier to use.
    While a cookie enables a Web server to identify the computer of a visitor, it cannot identify the visitor unless they input their personal information. Depending on the browser used, a visitor may change the settings to turn off the cookies. However, if the visitor does so, all or part of the services on the site may become unavailable.

    Functionality/Essential cookies
    These cookies are necessary to provide you with services available through NEC's Website and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Without these cookies, services you have asked for, like secure login accounts, may not be possible.

    Analytical/Performance cookies
    These cookies are used to collect information about how you use our site. They allow NEC's Website to improve and provide the most relevant information to you.

    Targeting cookies
    These cookies are used to record your visit to NEC's Website to deliver content that best suits your interests. NEC may use these cookies for marketing purposes such as targeted advertising/offers, and promotional campaigns.

    Social Plugin cookies
    These cookies create a link between your visit to NEC's Website and the social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. These cookies allow such social media platform providers to know that you have visited NEC's Website.

    How to manage cookies
    If you disagree to the use of cookies, you can deactivate and/or delete cookies through your browser. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all cookies, you may not be able to access or use all the functionalities of NEC's Website.
    For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser settings 'help' / 'tool', 'option', or 'edit' section. You can exercise your choice in allowing for cookies to be placed on your computer or to opt-out of cookies by using online tools, such as new window if you are located in the US, or new window if you are located in Europe.
    The above websites are not NEC's Websites and NEC is not responsible for their content.

  7. Period for which the Personal Data Will Be Stored
    Personal data may be stored for as long as necessary to maintain NEC Aurora Forum. Data shall be deleted after the closure of NEC Aurora Forum.

  8. Rights of the Data Subject
    You have the right with regard to the personal data which you provide as follows:
    • The right to request from the controller access to and rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing concerning the data subject
    • The right to object to processing concerning the data subject
    • The right to data portability: The right to receive the personal data, which the data subject has provided to a data controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, and to transmit those data to another data controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided (NEC)
    • The right to withdraw consent at any time, without affecting the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal
    • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if it exists, in the country or region that the data object belongs.

  9. Statutory or Contractual Requirement Concerning the Provision of the Personal Data
    Provision of the personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, and you are not obliged to provide personal data. However, if you choose not to provide personal data, it may not be possible to respond to some inquiries.

  10. Non-existence of Automated Decision-making Including Profiling
    The access log for this website undergoes analysis, but we do not make decisions that might affect you based solely on automatic processing of the personal data that you provide, including profiling, in order to analyze or predict your likes and dislikes or personal behavior.

  11. Parental Consent
    If you are under the age of 16, please make your inquiry ONLY AFTER obtaining consent given or authorized by the holder of parental responsibility over you.

  12. Encrypted Communication
    The inquiry form uses encrypted communication via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) for personal data protection.

  13. Security of Processing the Personal Data
    Recipients of the personal data implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of security appropriate to the risk.