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Effective April 1, 2005    
  Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Group Companies (collectively "Hitachi") are         
  committed to protecting your online privacy while you use its website.        
  This Policy may be modified from time to time. We encourage you to    
  periodically review our Policy to stay informed of any changes made. Your    
  continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to our Policy and    
  any modifications made thereto.    
  "Personal Information" pertains to information collected from individuals    
  through this website that relates to you, that identifies you as a customer or    
  potential customer of Hitachi and that allow Hitachi to provide products,    
  services and information to you directly. Hitachi asks for your personal    
  information so that it can understand your needs, determine if Hitachi's    
  products, services, or information meets your needs, inform you about its    
  products, services and information that it believes may be of interest to you,    
  or comply with the applicable law. Of course, you may choose not to provide    
  Hitachi with personal information. However, this choice may not enable    
  Hitachi to provide you with the product, service or information you requested    
  or that could be offered to you.    
  Personal information that you provide to Hitachi by means of inquiry forms    
  and e-mail through Hitachi's Web site is dealt with in accordance with this    
  privacy policy. Whenever Hitachi obtains, holds, uses, or discloses your    
  personal information, we endeavor to act in a way that is not detrimental to    
  your rights and interests.
  Through the formulation of appropriate security measures, Hitachi endeavors    
  to prevent any leakage or loss of, or damage or unauthorized access to,    
  personal information we obtain from you. Hitachi will use your personal    
  information only when essential for achieving either of the following    
    a. To execute contracts concluded between you and Hitachi.    
    b. To send you information concerning the holding of events, etc.    
  Hitachi does not use or disclose your personal information for purpose other    
  than those it was collected or as set forth in this Policy, except with your    
  consent or as required by law.    
  Unless your prior consent has been obtained, Hitachi will not provide your    
  personal information to third parties. However, in any of the following cases    
  Hitachi may provide personal information to third parties without your prior    
     a. If Hitachi is required to do so by law.
     b. If you direct Hitachi to do so.    
     c. If it is necessary to do so in order to protect the lives, persons, or    
        properties of individuals, and obtaining your prior consent is difficult.    
    d. If it is necessary to cooperate with central government institutions, local    
        governments, or any entities acting on their behalf for the execution of    
        any legally prescribed business, and there is concern that obtaining your    
        consent may impede the execution of the said business.    
  If an individual Hitachi site displays a separate privacy policy or has a link to    
  content that displays one, that privacy policy takes precedence over the    
  Hitachi Web site privacy policy.    
  Hitachi adheres to all laws and regulations and other norms pertaining to the    
  handling of personally identifiable information, and seeks to continually revise    
  and improve the content of this privacy policy.