As with most website operators, Japan Informer collects non-personally identifiable information that web browsers and servers typically provide, such as browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose for collecting non-personally identifiable information is to better understand how our visitors use our website. From time to time, we may release such information in aggregate form, for example, by publishing a report on trends in website usage.
Japan Informer also collects potentially personally identifiable information, such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. We do not use such information to identify our visitors and do not disclose such information, except in the same situations in which we use and disclose personally identifiable information, as described below.
Collection of Personally Identifiable Information
Certain visitors to Japan Informer’s websites choose to interact with us in ways that require us to collect personally identifiable information. The amount and type of information that we collect depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we may ask visitors who sign up for japaninsider.com to provide a username and email address. In each case, we collect such information only as necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with us. We do not disclose personally identifiable information, except as described below. Visitors can always choose not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Japan Informer may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For example, we may monitor the most popular collections on Japaninformer.com. We may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally identifiable information, except as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally Identifiable Information
Japan Informer discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only to employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations who need to know that information in order to process it on our behalf or to provide services available on our websites. Such individuals have agreed not to disclose this information to others. Some of these employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside your home country. By using our websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to these individuals. Additionally, in some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets, and user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. In the unlikely event that Japan Informer is acquired, or substantially all of our assets are acquired, user information would be one of the assets transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Japan Informer may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy. We do not rent or sell potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information to anyone.
Other than to employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Japan Informer discloses potentially personally identifiable and personally identifiable information only when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect our property or rights, third parties, or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Japan Informer website and have provided your email address, we may occasionally send you an email to inform you about new features, solicit your feedback, or provide updates about Japan Informer and our products. If you send us a request (for example, through a support email or feedback).