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Terms of Use

Use of this Site


This web site is run by Showa Denko K.K. and our affiliates (referred to below
collectively as “Showa Denko”). By using this web site you are deemed
to have agreed to the Terms of Use. These Terms of Use are subject to change.
Please check the contents of any new changes.
Some sections of this web site are run by different departments within Showa Denko.
When using those sections please note that you are also required to agree to their
own Terms of Use.


Showa Denko cannot guarantee any of the text in this web site or the content
of that text, all of which is subject to change or deletion without notice. Showa
Denko will not be held liable for any damage incurred as a result of changes or
deletions of the text or its contents from the web site or the stoppage or interruption
to this web site for any reason whatsoever.

Copyright and Trademarks

All of the information (including trademarks, logos, etc.) in this web site
is protected under each country’s copyright laws and trademark rights as
well as various treaties and their laws. The use of such information (including
but not limited to copying, alteration, uploading, listing, transmitting, licensing,
sale and publication) beyond private use and beyond the scope explicitly permitted
under the law is prohibited without prior permission from Showa Denko.

Handling of Personal Information

See “Handling of Personal Information on This Web Site”.

Area of Product and Service Delivery

The products and services introduced on this web site may not be available
in all countries or regions. If you are interested in using any of the products
and services shown on this web site, please inquire about availability.

Export Control

When exporting technology or products acquired from this web site (or supplying
them to nonresidents), please comply with the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade
Law and other applicable laws.

Governing Laws and Jurisdiction

Unless otherwise provided for, the interpretation and application of the use
of this web site and these Terms of Use shall be governed by the laws of Japan,
and the Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive primary jurisdiction with respect
to all related disputes.

Recommended Environment

The following browsers and plug-ins are required in order to use this web site
safely and smoothly. Check the version of your software before downloading.


The recommended environment for viewing this web site is Microsoft Internet
Explorer 6 / Firefox 3 or later. You may be unable to view or use the web
site properly if you use a different browser or if your browser settings are incorrect.
Note that the above recommended environment is subject to change without prior notice.

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Recommended resolution

1024×768 pixels or more

Java Script

This web site contains pages that use JavaScript. If JavaScript is disabled
by your browser, the pages may not function or be displayed properly. When viewing
this web site, enable JavaScript in your browser settings.

Style Sheets

This web site uses style sheets. If style sheets are disabled by your browser,
pages may not be displayed properly. When viewing this web site, enable style
sheets in your browser settings.

Creating links to this web site

In principle, when linking to this website, please link to the top page (http://www.sdk.co.jp). When creating links to this site, the unauthorized use of logos, symbols, and other trademarks owned by Showa Denko is forbidden.
Before creating a link to this website, please send the following information to the email address shown below: user name, telephone number, and email address, URL of the website that will be the origin of the link, and the date the user plans to begin using the link. Showa Denko shall not be responsible for the content of websites from which links originate.
Showa Denko reserves the right to refuse links from any website that may damage our business or reputation, such as content that runs counter to public morals or is slanderous.

Links to Other Web Sites

This web site contains links to other web sites. These links are provided for the convenience of the user. Showa Denko will not be held responsible for any of the content of these external web sites.

Inquiries about the Terms of Use

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