[Privacy Policy]

Personal Information Protection Guidelines

Blogwatcher, Inc. is a company that provides an Internet-based service for aggregating people’s comments and changing them into a force that allows us to take the next step. The Company handles a plethora of customer and employee personal information in its business operations. We have therefore established these Guidelines and created a Personal Information Management System based on our Ethics Mission Statement to handle personal information responsibly as a company.
Policy 1. We specify the purpose of use of personal information to the greatest extent possible, and use personal information appropriately to the extent required to achieve such purpose. Furthermore, we implement measures to prevent unsanctioned uses of personal information.
Policy 2. We collect personal information using legal and fair methods.
Policy 3. We do not provide personal information to third parties without the subjects’ consent.
Policy 4. When managing personal information, we make every effort to prevent or correct the leakage, loss, or destruction of personal information, and to take the necessary and appropriate steps to safely manage the same.
Policy 5. When handling personal information, we make every effort so that the subject who has provided the information can properly be involved, and to preserve the correct and latest details to the extent possible.
Policy 6. We comply with laws and regulations on the protection of personal information, and establish and comply with internal rules on the protection of personal information while conducting ongoing reviews.
Policy 7. We provide a point of contact for complaints or consultations on the protection of personal information, and make every effort to properly manage such matters.

Blogwatcher, Inc.
Yohei Toda, Representative Director and President
(Supplementary Rules)
Effective and enforcement date: October 1, 2008
Revised: March 30, 2011
Revised: April 1, 2012
Revised: December 17, 2013
Complaint or consultation point of contact: Blogwatcher, Inc., Personal Information Complaint and Consultation Section

Handling of Personal Information

Blogwatcher, Inc. (“Blogwatcher”) respects the privacy of those (“Users”) who use the services that Blogwatcher provides (the “Services”), and uses and administers Users’ personal information with the utmost care.

Use of Information Collected by a Method Other than Directly in Writing

The purposes of using personal information are listed below. We will not use your personal information for any other reasons.
A. To conduct surveys, accept applications for campaigns, etc., communicate with campaign winners, and send gifts
B. To monitor the preparation, etc., of news articles, accept applications from data collection subjects, and communicate with subjects
C. To send email magazines and various announcements and other information to Users who have separately given their consent
D. To communicate data collection or survey requests to Users who have separately given their consent
E. To execute delegated work (e.g., to develop, operate, and maintain a website through delegation)

Disclosures, etc. of Personal Information

A User whose identity has been confirmed may, in principle, request notification of the purpose of use, disclosure, corrections, additions, deletions, or suspension of use of registered personal information, and the discontinuation of its provision to third parties. However, Blogwatcher may not comply with a disclosure request in cases where there is a risk of harm to the life, body, assets, rights, or other interests of a User whose identity has been confirmed or a third party, or where there is a risk of a serious impediment to the proper execution of the Service, or other cases that constitute a violation of a law or regulation. Furthermore, we may not honor a request for the suspension of use, etc. in the event that suspending the use of the relevant personal information or provision of the same to a third party (“Suspension of Use, etc.”) would be costly, or where executing the Suspension of Use, etc. would be difficult and substitute measures are taken as necessary to protect the User’s rights and interests
Publication Matters regarding Personal Information Subject to Disclosure
1. (1) Business operator name: Blogwatcher, Inc.
2. (2) Protection manager: Division Manager, Information Security Advancement Division
3. (3) Purposes of use of personal information subject to disclosure
A. To send email magazines and various announcements and other information to Users who have separately given their consent
B. To communicate data collection or survey requests to Users who have separately given their consent
C. To replay to comments or queries to the Company
D. To develop, operate, or maintain a website through delegation
4. (4) Point of contact for filing complaints regarding the handling of personal information subject to disclosure: Information Security Advancement Division
Inquire to: https://www.blogwatcher.co.jp/contact/


Accuracy of Personal Information

Blogwatcher will make every effort to correctly process the personal information that you provide. However, Users are responsible for making sure that the details of the personal information that they provide are accurate and up-to-date.

Restrictions on Collection of Finer Points of Personal Information

Blogwatcher does not, in principle, collect personal information that includes the following. However, this does not apply in cases where a User him or herself provides such information.
A. Matters of beliefs, faith, or religion
B. Matters of race, ethnicity, family lineage, domicile (excluding information about which prefecture the individual lives in), physical or mental disabilities, criminal records, or anything else that could become the source of social discrimination
C. Matters of workers’ right of assembly, collective bargaining, or other group movement acts
D. Matters on participating in mass demonstrations, exercising the right of petition, or exercising other political rights
E. Health treatments or sexual activities

Collection and Use of Activity History that Does Not Specify Individuals

Blogwatcher uses cookies to protect Users’ privacy, make services easier to use, distribute advertisements, and collect statistical data. Blogwatcher may collect Users’ activity history (accessed URLs, contents, reference orders, etc.) on sites using cookies, JavaScript, and other technologies. However, no personal information is included in the cookies or the activity history.