Importance of personal information and social responsibility to protect such information are recognized on this Web site (hereafter called “this site”), and personal information is handled appropriately based on the privacy policy below (hereafter called “this policy”) in order to comply with the Personal Information Protection Law and the other related laws and regulations and guidelines.

Scope of protection of personal information

The personal information acquired for the use of this site by the customers will be managed according to this policy. However, protection of personal information does not apply to the personal information which remained as a result of using the Web sites reached via the links to each facility and individual sites from this site, because such personal information cannot be managed directly. Note that personal information indicates the name, ZIP code, address, phone number, birthday, ID, password, email address, occupation, category of business, etc.

Purpose of use of personal information

When acquiring personal information, the purpose of use is defined specifically, and it is acquired in the range that is required for achieving such purpose. If the purpose of use is changed, it will be conducted within the range it is rationally admitted that there is a certain degree of relevance with the purpose of use before the change.

Way of acquisition of personal information

When the customer uses this site or when the customer answers a questionnaire, etc., we may ask the personal information of the customer. In addition, this site automatically receives the IP address and the browser information the customer has accessed/ searched from the browser of the customer, and records them on the server. Note that this site does not use cookies at all.

The purpose of acquisition of the customer’s information on this site is to use it mainly in the ways below.

  1. To provide information on this site
  2. To customize the information on the pages of this site, the service and distribution of advertisement according to the tastes and preferences of customers
  3. To further enrich the contents and the service of this site
  4. To conduct questionnaires about the tastes and preferences of customers
  5. To use as references for preparing statistical data concerning this site
  6. To send mail magazines and direct mails to the email address upon approval from the customer
  7. To contact the customer to communicate some information by the company

Safe management measures for personal information

The personal information of the customers will be maintained to keep it correctly and up to date within the range necessary to achieve the purpose of use. For preventing loss and damage of the personal information of the customers and safe management of the other personal information, we will take necessary safety measures.

Limitation of provision of personal information to third parties

This site will not provide the personal information to any third party without acquiring prior approval from the customer himself/ herself except the cases listed below.

  1. When it is based on laws and regulations
  2. When it is necessary for protection of the life, the body or the property of a person, and when it is difficult to acquire approval from the customer himself/ herself
  3. When it is especially necessary for improvement of public health or promotion of healthy growth of children, and when it is difficult to acquire approval from the customer himself/ herself
  4. When it is necessary to cooperate for a national institution or a local public body or an entity which was commissioned by them to pursuit the operation prescribed in laws and regulations, and when the pursuit of such operation is hindered by acquisition of approval from the customer himself/ herself
  5. When the information acquired for compilation and analysis is disclosed or provided to a third party in a state that it is impossible to identify the individual
  6. 12. When the items below are notified or announced in advance
    1. The purpose of use includes provision of the information to a third party.
    2. The provision of the personal information to a third party is stopped according to the request from the customer.

Note that, in the cases below, the party is not considered as the third party described above.

  1. All or a part of the handling of personal information is commissioned within the range that is required to achieve the purpose of use.
  2. The personal information is provided according to succession of business for merger or other reasons.
  3. The personal information is used jointly with specific parties, and the purpose and the items of personal information which is jointly used, the range of the parties which jointly use it, the purpose of use of the parties which use it, and the name of the person who is responsible for management of the concerned personal information are notified to the customer himself/ herself, or they are in the state that the customer himself/ herself can easily access.