Privacy Policy

At JapanWork INC. (“Company” ), we recognize the importance of protecting our users’ personal information. In addition to complying with Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“Personal Information Protection Act”), we are committed to the proper handling and protection of personal information in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in this Privacy Policy (“Privacy Policy”). If there is a difference between Terms in Japanese and Terms in English, Terms in Japanese is considered right. If you want to check Terms in Japanese, please click this link.

1. Definition of Personal Information

In this Privacy Policy, “personal information” means personal information (kojin joho) as defined in Article 2, Paragraph 1 of the Personal Information Protection Act. In summary, personal information is information about a living individual, such as a name, a date of birth and other descriptive information that facilitates the identification of a specific individual (including information that identifies a specific individual by means of simple cross-checking with other information).

2. Purposes of Use

Company uses its users’ personal information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide Company’s services;
  2. To provide guidance about and respond to inquiries regarding Company’s services;
  3. To provide information regarding Company’s products and services;
  4. To respond to violations of Company’s terms of service, policies and similar rules, regulations or agreements (collectively, the “Terms and Conditions”);
  5. To notify users about changes to the Terms and Conditions;
  6. To improve Company’s existing services and develop new services;
  7. To generate statistical data with respect to Company’s services in a manner that does not identify individual users; and
  8. For other purposes related to the purposes listed above.

3. Changes to the Purposes of Use

Company may change the purposes for which personal information is used, to the extent such changes are reasonably related to the purposes set forth in this Privacy Policy, and in the event of such a change Company will notify its users or make an announcement.

4. Limitations on Use of Personal Information

Except as permitted by the Personal Information Protection Act and other applicable laws, Company will not, without the consent of the relevant user, use personal information in a manner beyond the scope of what is necessary to achieve the purposes of use described above. However, the following circumstances are not subject to such limitations:

  1. Circumstances prescribed by law or other governmental rules or regulations;
  2. When necessary to protect a person’s life, health, or personal property, and obtaining such user’s consent would be difficult;
  3. When particularly necessary to improve public health or to promote the healthy upbringing of children, and obtaining the user’s consent would be difficult; and
  4. When necessary to cooperate with national or local governmental agencies or organizations or their authorized representatives in carrying out activities prescribed by law, and obtaining the user’s consent would be likely to hinder such activities.

5. Proper Collection of Personal Information

Company will collect personal information through proper means, and will not collect personal information through deception or other wrongful means.

6. Protection of Personal Information

Company will conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of its employees in order to protect personal information against the risk of loss, destruction, tampering and leaks. In addition, if Company outsources part or all of the handling of personal information, Company will conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of its contractors to ensure that personal information is being appropriately protected.

7. Provision to Third Parties

Except as permitted by the Personal Information Protection Act and other applicable laws, Company will not, without the relevant user’s prior consent, provide personal information to third parties. However, the following circumstances are not subject to such limitations:

  1. Where outsourcing of all or part of the handling of personal information is necessary in order to achieve the purposes of use set forth above; and
  2. Where personal information is provided in connection with the succession of a party’s business, such as in the case of a merger.

8. Disclosure of Personal Information

If a user requests that Company disclose its personal information pursuant to the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act, upon verification of the requesting party’s identity, Company will make the disclosure promptly to such user (and, if no such personal information exists, the user will be so notified). However, the foregoing sentence shall not apply to any case where Company does not have an obligation to make such disclosure pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act or other applicable laws.

9. Correction of Personal Information

If a user requests a correction of, addition to or removal of (a “Correction”) its personal information pursuant to the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act, for the reason that such personal information is inaccurate, upon verification of the requesting party’s identity, Company will, to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of use set forth above, promptly conduct the necessary investigation, and, based on the results of such investigation, make such Correction and notify such user (or, if Company determines that no Correction shall be made, notify such user to that effect). However, the foregoing sentence shall not apply to any case where Company does not have an obligation to make such Correction pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act or other applicable laws.

10. Suspension of Use of Personal Information

If a user requests suspension or termination of use or the deletion (a “Suspension of Use”) of its personal information pursuant to the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act, for the reason that such personal information has been obtained through deception or other wrongful means, or for the reason that such personal information is being used beyond the scope of the applicable purposes of use that were previously published, and Company finds that there is a basis for such request, then upon verification of the requesting party’s identity, Company will promptly implement a Suspension of Use of such personal information and notify such user. However, the foregoing sentence shall not apply to any case where Company does not have an obligation to implement a Suspension of Use pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act or other applicable laws.

11. Use of Cookies and Other Technologies

Company’s services utilize cookies and other similar technologies. These technologies allow Company  to better understand the usage of its services and to improve the services it provides. Users who wish to disable cookies may do so by changing the applicable settings in their web browsers. However, if you disable cookies, you may be unable to access some parts of Company’s services.

12. Contact Us

Requests for disclosure, comments, questions, complaints and other inquiries regarding the handling of personal information may be sent to the following address:
E-mail: info.japanwork@gmail.com
Hours of operation: Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Tokyo Time)

13. Revisions

Company reviews its handling of personal information and related policies and procedures and continually seeks to make improvements, and may revise this Privacy Policy as necessary.

(Adopted as of January 11th, 2015)