Personal Information Protection Policy

Basic Policy on the Protection of Personal Information

SEIBUNDO SHINKOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd. (hereafter, “the Company”) takes all possible precautions and care to ensure the protection of users’ personal information. The Company understands the importance of users’ personal information as well as its responsibility to protect said information in an appropriate manner, and the Company handles all user personal information appropriately based on the following Personal Information Protection Policy.

  1. The Company collects, uses and provides personal information in an appropriate manner and only to the extent necessary. The Company manages personal information in a manner that prevents the use of personal information for any except the specifically stated purposes, except when permission has been obtained from the personal information owner.
  2. The Company adheres to all laws, regulations, national government guidelines, and other rules and stipulations regarding the handling of personal information.
  3. The Company utilizes reasonable safety and corrective measures to prevent unauthorized access to, as well as leakage, falsification and/or loss of, personal information.
  4. The Company has established a contact point for inquiries regarding personal information handling and protection as well as complaints, and responds to user inquiries in a prompt manner.
  5. The Company continually revises and improves measures undertaken in relation to the Personal Information Protection Policy.

Yuichi Ogawa
President, SEIBUNDO SHINKOSHA Publishing Co., Ltd.

Handling of Personal Information

The Company handles and protects users’ personal information in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information.

The Company uses personal information collected from users for the following purposes.

1. Personal information usage in business activities:

2. Usage of all collected personal information together for statistical purposes:

Provision and Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

The Company only discloses/provides personal information to third parties in the following cases, and not in any other case:

Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties for Purposes of Operation Outsourcing

The Company may provide personal information to a third party or parties, under a personal information confidentiality agreement signed by the third party or parties in question, for purposes of outsourcing operations. In this case, only the minimum required personal information will be provided. During such outsourcing, the Company strictly enforces personal information confidentiality agreements and manages all personal information.

Use of Cookies on the Website

This website, which is operated by the Company, may feature advertisements provided by third-party advertisers, in which case the third-party advertiser in question may collect and use information on the website user obtained through cookies.

Secure Management of Personal Information

In order to prevent unauthorized access to user-provided personal information by any third party, the Company utilizes industry-standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols in order to encrypt information sent via the Internet and prevent interception or illicit access.

Disclosure of and Changes to Personal Information by Users

In accordance with relevant laws and regulations, the user may request disclosure, revision, additions to, deletion, cessation of usage, and other such changes to their personal information held by the Company. To make such a request, the user or their authorized representative must make a clear, written request on paper and send it together with proof of identity to the contact point below. The Company will respond as necessary in accordance with relevant laws and regulations.

Please note that the privacy policy is subject to revision. In the case of any revision, the Company will release a public notice of changes made.

Contact Point for Personal Information Inquiries

For any questions or comments regarding personal information, please contact us at the following telephone number or via this website’s contact form.

Management Division, SEIBUNDO SHINKOSHA Publishing
Tel: +81 3-5800-5780
Hours: weekdays 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (excluding national holidays and the New Year holiday)