Privacy Policy

  1. Personal Information “Personal information” refers to information about an individual who is alive, that can identify the individual by name, date of birth, address, telephone number, contact information, and other descriptions contained within the information, data related to the individual’s appearance, fingerprints, voice prints, as well as information that can identify the individual from a single piece of information, such as a health insurance card insurer number (personal identification information).

  2. Collection Methods of Personal Information Our company may ask for personal information such as email address when users register to use our service. Additionally, we may collect information about transactions involving users’ personal information and payment information that occurs between the users and our partners, from our partners (including information providers, advertisers, advertisement distributors, etc., hereinafter referred to as “partners”). Users have the option to use their social network (Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.) account information to register for our service. In that case, users allow us to obtain their username, email address, and public profile from the social networks they use. Similarly, we may share some of the service usage information with the users’ social networks.

  3. Purposes for Collecting and Using Personal Information The purposes for our company to collect and use personal information are as follows:

    • To provide and operate our services
    • To respond to inquiries from users (including identity verification)
    • To send emails about new features, updates, campaigns, and other services we provide
    • For maintenance and necessary communications
    • To identify users who violate the terms of use or attempt to use the service for fraudulent or unjust purposes and to refuse their use
    • To allow users to view, modify, delete their registration information, and view their usage status
    • For purposes related to the above

Regarding Google Analytics: Our site uses Google Analytics to understand site usage. Google Analytics collects user information through cookies but does not collect information that identifies individuals. For more details, please see “How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services.”

  1. Changes to the Purposes of Use Our company will change the purposes of use only when it is reasonably recognized that the new purposes are related to the original ones. If there is a change in the purposes, we will notify the users or announce it on our website in a manner prescribed by our company.

  2. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties Our company may entrust personal information to other businesses within the scope necessary to achieve the purposes of use. In such cases, we select entrustees with established personal information protection systems and conclude contracts regarding personal information protection. In principle, we do not provide personal information to third parties without the prior consent of the users, except in the following cases:

    • When there are legal limitations according to the personal information protection law
    • When taking necessary measures including legal actions against users who violate the terms of use
    • When required to disclose by law, court warrants, or valid orders from public institutions like the police
  3. Disclosure of Personal Information When requested by the individual, our company will disclose their personal information without delay. However, we may not disclose all or part of the information if it falls under any of the following conditions, and if the decision not to disclose is made, we will notify the individual without delay:

    • If there is a risk of harm to the life, body, property, or other rights and interests of the individual or a third party
    • If it significantly obstructs the proper execution of our business
    • If it violates other laws

Notwithstanding the provisions of the previous paragraph, we will not disclose non-personal information such as history and characteristic information in principle.

  1. Correction and Deletion of Personal Information Users can request the correction, addition, or deletion (hereinafter referred to as “correction, etc.”) of their personal information held by our company if it is incorrect. When we receive such a request from a user and determine that it is necessary to comply with the request, we will make the correction, etc., without delay. When we have made the correction, etc., or decided not to make the correction, etc., we will notify the user without delay.

  2. Suspension of Use of Personal Information If an individual requests the suspension or deletion of their personal information (hereinafter referred to as “suspension, etc.”) for reasons such as being handled beyond the scope of the purpose of use or being obtained by wrongful means, our company will conduct the necessary investigation without delay. Based on the results of the investigation, if we determine that it is necessary to comply with the request, we will suspend the use, etc., of the personal information without delay. If we have taken the measure of suspension, etc., or decided not to take such measures, we will notify the user without delay. Regardless of the previous two paragraphs, if the suspension, etc., involves a large amount of expense or is otherwise difficult to execute, and if alternative measures can be taken to protect the user’s rights and interests, we will take such alternative measures.

  3. Changes to the Privacy Policy The content of this policy can be changed without notifying users, except for laws and other stipulations otherwise specified in this policy. Except when otherwise specified by our company, the revised privacy policy will take effect from the time it is posted on our website.