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(Revised April 1, 2001)
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Handling of Personal Information
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uncover trends in user composition and usage. The results will be used to
provide attractive content better suited to user needs. However, The Asahi
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and raw personal information will not be provided as such to third parties without
the agreement of the supplier of such personal information.
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it gathers under the strict control of supervisors and will undertake measures
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