Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Shinko Engineering Research Corp. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) stipulates the following Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as the “Policy”) in order to protect the personal information of our members when you use information provided on our website (hereinafter referred to as the “Service”).

Article 1 (Personal Information)

“Personal information” indicates the “personal information of individuals” that is stated in Japan’s Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“APPI”). Personal information includes name, date of birth, address, telephone number, contact information and other descriptions, etc., that allow a specific individual to be identified (information for personal identification). It also includes any and all matters stated or otherwise expressed using personal appearance, fingerprints, voice data and insurance number on the individual’s health insurance card, etc.

Article 2 (Collection of Personal Information)

The Company may ask you for specific personal information including name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address, bank account information, credit card number, and driver’s license number, etc. The Company and our affiliates (including information providers, advertisement companies, and advertisement distributors, hereinafter referred to as the “Affiliates”) may share this personal information with each other. .

Article 3 (Purpose of Collecting/Use of Personal Information)

The Company collects/uses your personal information for the following purposes:

  1. Provide and facilitate the Service to our users.
  2. Answer any inquiries from our users (including personal identification).
  3. Send information about new functions, updates, campaigns related to the Service and other services the Company provides for our users.
  4. Contact our users to provide necessary information related to site maintenance and important notifications.
  5. Identify users who violate the terms of service or who attempt to use the Service for illicit and unjustifiable purposes.
  6. Allow users to be able to view, change, and delete their account information as well as their usage situation.
  7. Charge our users for services that require fees.
  8. Purposes in addition to the purposes to use your personal information stated above.

Article 4 (Changes in Purpose of Personal Information Use)

  1. The Company has the right to change purposes written above insofar as it is deemed appropriate.
  2. You will be notified in case of such changes and its purposes via methods predetermined by the Company, and such changes shall be released on the website.

Article 5 (Disclosure to Third Parties)

  1. The Company will not share your personal information without your consent to any third parties, except for when we are legally mandated to disclose such information under personal information protection laws and other regulations for the following reasons:
    1. Cases in which there is a need to protect a human life, body or fortune, and when it is difficult to obtain a user’s consent.
    2. Cases in which there is a special need to enhance public hygiene or promote fostering healthy children, and when it is difficult to obtain a user’s consent.
    3. Cases in which there is a need to cooperate in regards to a central government organization or a local government, or a person entrusted by them performing affairs prescribed by laws and regulations, and when there is a possibility that obtaining a user’s consent would interfere with the performance of said affairs.
    4. Cases in which the Company has in advance informed a user of those matters set forth in the following or notified the Personal Information Protection Commission.
      1. To set a third-party provision as a utilization purpose
      2. The categories of personal data provided to a third party
      3. A method or means of a third-party provision
      4. To cease, in response to a user’s request, a third-party provision of personal data.
      5. A method of receiving a user’s request
  2. In the following cases, the individuals or businesses receiving such personal data shall not be deemed a third party for the purpose of application of the provisions of the preceding paragraphs.
    1. Cases in which the Company entrusts the handling of personal data in whole or in part within the scope necessary for the achievement of the purpose of utilization.
    2. Cases in which personal data is provided as a result of the succession of business in a merger or otherwise.
    3. Cases in which personal data is used jointly between specific individuals or entities and in which this fact, the items of the personal data used jointly, the scope of the joint users, the purpose for which the personal data is used by them, and the name of the individual or business operator responsible for the management of the personal data is, in advance, notified to the user or put in a readily accessible condition for the user.

Article 6 (Disclosure of Personal Information)

  1. When the Company is requested by a user to disclose retained personal information, we shall disclose the retained personal data to the user without delay. However, in falling under any of the following items, the Company may keep all or part of the retained personal data undisclosed. When the Company has decided not to disclose retained personal data, we shall notify the user without delay. The Company shall charge 1,000 JPY per case for disclosure of retained personal information.
    1. Cases in which disclosure is likely to harm the life, body, property, or other rights or interests of the user or a third party.
    2. Cases in which disclosure is likely to seriously impede the proper execution of the Company’s business operations.
    3. Cases in which disclosure violates other laws and regulations.
  2. Notwithstanding the provisions in the preceding paragraph, information other than personal information such as history information and characteristics, etc., shall not be disclosed as a matter of principle.

Article 7 (Correction and Deletion of Personal Information)

  1. Our users may request corrections, additions or deletions (hereinafter referred to as “Correction, etc.”) of their personal information retained by the Company if the content is deemed to be incorrect by a method prescribed by the Company.
  2. The Company, in the case of having received a demand pursuant to the provisions of the preceding paragraph, shall conduct a necessary Correction, etc. of the contents of the retained personal data without delay.
  3. The Company shall, when having made a Correction etc. on the contents of the retained personal data in connection with a demand pursuant to the provisions under the preceding paragraph or when having made a decision not to make a Correction etc., inform the user without delay.

Article 8 (Discontinuance of the Utilization, etc.)

  1. 1. When the Company is requested to discontinue using or to erase (hereinafter referred to as “Discontinuance of the Utilization”) retained personal data, when the retained personal data is believed to be utilized outside the scope of its purpose, or has been acquired in violation, the Company shall have the matter investigated without delay.
  2. Based on the investigation results pursuant to the provision of the preceding paragraph, in cases which the Company has deemed it necessary to meet the demand for discontinuance, the Company shall discontinue utilizing the retained personal data.
  3. When the Company has decided to discontinue or not to discontinue using the retained personal data as requested under the provision of the preceding paragraph, we shall notify the user of that effect without delay.
  4. However, the preceding provisions shall not apply to cases in which there is a significant cost or it is otherwise difficult to discontinue using the retained personal data and in which the Company takes necessary alternative measures to protect the rights and interests of the user.

Article 9 (Changes of the Policy)

  1. The content of the Policy may be subject to change without notification to users unless specified in the laws, regulations and other items of the Policy.
  2. The modified Policy shall be deemed in effect once it is posted on the website, except as otherwise specified by the Company.

Article 10 (Contact Information)

Please contact us with any inquiries you may have about the Policy:

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