We will not use your private information in a harmful way, never sell it, and never spam you without your consent. We will not allow sites and companies that do that, and we respect your privacy.
Using Our Services
You can use the Services without providing any personal or individually identifiable information. You may also be able to set the security settings on your browser to prevent certain tracking and logging features. If you do that, the Services may be less functional for you.
There are times when you may choose to give us personally identifiable information about yourself. For example, you may wish to register, make purchases, read articles and view information, receive e-mails from us, receive invitations to attend events, participate in discussions, preview new Services, or participate in special promotions. If you register to use the Services or if you conduct transactions through the website or any of our mobile applications, we will collect information about the transactions you engage in and your other activities. We need certain information from you to register you, authenticate you, process your entries and payments, and send goods to you, as necessary.
The Kinds of Information We Collect
We may collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily give us, as well as location-based information and site visitor data as described below.
Information You Provide to Us
In order to take advantage of certain features, you may be asked to provide personally identifiable information about you that would enable someone to contact you directly. Personally identifiable information includes your e-mail address, name, postal or mailing address, telephone numbers, credit card details, shipping and billing addresses, or persistent identifier (such as a customer number held in a cookie) which is associated with personally identifiable information, as well as other information that you may provide voluntarily. We collect such personally identifiable information that you give us so that we may:
We will use the personally identifiable information we collect to provide you with specific information and Services that you request, and with additional information and Services that may be of interest to you. By providing your personally identifiable information, you fully understand and consent to the collection and processing of such information in Japan and other countries. To protect your privacy and security, we will also take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your data. While we strive to protect our user’s personal information and privacy, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you disclose online, and you do so at your own risk.
We may collect information relating to your general location based on (1) information you manually provide, (2) the IP address of your computer. We may also be able to detect when your personal communication device is activated as well as when and how you are using it. We may collect data to verify the information you provide manually and to provide you with location-based content. We may associate personally identifiable information with location-based information for our internal use and to improve your experience with the Services.
Site Visitor Data
Site visitor data is information about the way a website is used that is not associated with an individual’s identity. We use anonymous data regarding online behavior to better understand how people use our Services. To that end, we may use aggregated, anonymous online traffic behavior along with information from third parties to track usage trends and thereby improve the Services. We may also use this aggregated, anonymous information to develop reports that we may share with third party marketing partners and affiliates. The kind of information we may collect includes:
How we Use or Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties
We will not release any personally identifiable information to third parties without your consent.
How we Use or Share Your Personal Information in Connection with a Business Transfer
In the event that we are bought, sold or otherwise transferred, customer information will most likely be shared. It is our practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions.
Protection of Your Personal Information
We use industry-standard security techniques to help protect the personal information that we collect from you on the website. While we may provide encryption technologies and use other reasonable precautions to protect confidential information and provide suitable security, we do not guarantee that information transmitted through the Internet is secure, or that such transmissions will be free from delay, interruption, interception or error. We also do not guarantee that the information will remain secure against theft or misuse.
Communications and Opt-Out Rights
Please be aware that when you opt out of receiving communications, it may affect the Services you have chosen to receive from us where accepting the communications is a condition of receiving such Services. By registering as a user or purchasing products, you consent to receiving administration and transaction related communications.
Hyperlinks and Referrals
Other websites accessible through the Services (through hyperlinks, advertisements or otherwise) have their own privacy policies and data collection, use and disclosure practices. Please consult their terms and conditions and privacy policies prior to use. We are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices of third parties, availability or reliability of the services they may provide, or the accuracy or completeness of their content.
We do not knowingly collect or distribute personally identifiable information from children under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. As one measure to ensure that we do not gather personally identifiable information from children under 13, the payment service providers that we use require that all individuals provide a valid credit card number before completing a purchase. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under the age of 13 and believe that we have collected personally identifiable information contrary to this policy, please contact us so that we may delete such information.
Security & Enforcement
If you have any questions about how we collect, store and use your personal information and data, please contact us for support.