Privacy Policy

Our efforts to protect personal information

MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") understands that the protection of personal information is an important factor in developing its business and to handle personal information appropriately is the social responsibility. The Company has established the following basic policy regarding the protection of personal information, and strives to protect personal information by ensuring all employees and related parties are aware of these standards.

Basic policy on personal information protection

The Company fully understands the importance of personal information and protecting those a principal duty in operating the business we provide. Based on this understanding, the Company has established this privacy policy and handles personal information appropriately by complying with it.

Specifically, in order to ensure that customers can use all the sites operated by the Company including related services (hereinafter collectively referred to as "Services") without anxiety, all officers and employees shall comply with laws and regulations regarding handling of personal information, guidelines and other standards set by the government, as well as the requirements of the Personal Information Protection Management System (JIS Q 15001:2017). The Company shall take reasonable safety measures, preventive measures and corrective measures, including the establishment of internal regulations, against risks such as unauthorized access to personal information, and leakage, loss, damage and destruction of personal information.

Moreover, in addition to ensure all directors and employees are fully aware of these above, the Company reviews its personal information protection management system as necessary, and continuously improves and enhances it in light of the business environment and other factors.

Handling of personal information

1. What is personal information and personal data?

Personal information is information entered when using this service (name, date of birth, gender, address, e-mail address, etc.) and information entered when using paid content of this service (usage fee payment method), information on usage fee payment (credit card number or bank account number), information on transfer of content provision fees (account number, etc.), date of contract conclusion, etc., and other opinions, requests, complaints and inquiries, as well as content and information acquired in connection with these, which can identify a specific individual by themselves or by combining items of information. In addition, personal data refers to personal information that is included in a systematic structure that allows for the retrieval of specific personal information.

2. Collection of personal information

The Company collects personal information in a lawful and fair manner and shall not collect it by improper methods contrary to the intentions of the customer. In case that personal information is collected through a third party, the Company confirms whether such personal information has been properly collected by the information provider.

3. Purpose of use of personal information

The Company uses the collected personal information within the scope of the following purposes of use. In addition, the Company takes necessary measures to prevent unintended use and handles personal information appropriately.

① To provide the Services.

② To confirm that you are the customer or the representative consent.

③ To contact customers and provide various free of charge information by e-mail.

④ To customize information on this service, this service and the distribution of advertising according to the customer's age, occupation, gender, hobbies, etc.

⑤ To conduct marketing (surveys, questionnaire implementation, etc.), data analysis and research and development of the Services.

⑥ To carry out business related to transactions with customers and business partners.

⑦ For contracts with customers, the exercise of rights and fulfillment of obligations based on laws and regulations.

⑧ To prevent unfair transactions, such as prohibiting insider trading.

⑨ To carry out business related to employment, such as business related to applicants for employment.

⑩ To perform other appropriate work, such as work related to personnel and labor with employees.

⑪ In addition, to properly and smoothly carry out transactions with customers and business partners.

4. Provision of personal data to a third party

The Company shall not disclose or provide your personal data held by us to a third party without your consent. However, in the following cases, the Company may disclose or provide personal data without any consent of the customer.

① When required by law.

② When it is necessary to protect the life, body or property of a person, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the customer.

③ When it is particularly necessary to improve public health or promote the sound development of children, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the customer.

④ When it is necessary for a national institution or a local public body or an entrusted person to cooperate in carrying out affairs stipulated by laws and regulations, and there is a risk that obtaining the consent of the customer will hinder the performance of these affairs.

⑤ When outsourcing the handling of personal data to a business consignee who has a confidentiality agreement with us for the purpose of using telephone, direct mail, e-mail, or other means on behalf of us under the supervision of the Company.

⑥ When entrusting the handling of personal data to a settlement agency, credit card company or financial institution that has a non-disclosure agreement with us for the purpose of charging usage fees to a customer who uses the paid content of this service.

5. About supervision of contractors

When the Company asks an outsourcer to handle the acquired personal data, the Company will conduct a strict investigation of the outsourcer and perform necessary and appropriate supervision to maintain confidentiality.

6. About cookies

The Company currently has contracts with multiple online partners to manage and optimize our internet operations and communications. The Company also uses the support services of marketing companies to measure our advertising effectiveness and how you use the services and to provide you with better service. Therefore, the Company use web beacons and cookies provided by marketing companies on this service.

The types of information the Company collects include information such as IP addresses, domain names, referrers and information about pages viewed. This information will help you find out which pages and services you are most interested in, which pages you like to view, etc., but it is not personally identifiable and does not infringe on your privacy. The Company records the information of this service through the services of marketing companies, but we manage the method for handling the data.

Some of the advertisements displayed on the websites that provide this service are outsourced to Yahoo Japan Corporation. When you visit a page where an advertisement delivered by Yahoo Japan Corporation is displayed, Yahoo Japan Corporation also acquires cookie information, and the cookie information collected by Yahoo Japan Corporation shall be provided and disclosed to us. This is managed according to the privacy policy established by Yahoo Japan Corporation. For details, please see here. Also, please see here for behavioral targeting advertisements delivered by Yahoo Japan Corporation.

This service uses services and cookies provided by MicroAd, Inc. to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of MicroAd, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

This service uses services and cookies provided by Opt, Inc. to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of Opt, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

This service uses services and cookies provided by SMN, Inc. to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of SMN, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

This service uses Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. to collect and analyze access logs to provide better services to our customers. Please see Google Inc.'s privacy policy for more information about cookies and the information we collect about the service. You can opt out (disable the use of cookies) from the advertising display settings of Google Inc.

This service uses services and cookies provided by Geniee, Inc.to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of Geniee, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

This service uses services and cookies provided by Platform One Inc. to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of Platform One, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

This service uses services and cookies provided by Intimate Merger, Inc. to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of Intimate Merger, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

This service uses services and cookies provided by Supership, Inc. to provide better services to our customers. Please see the privacy policy of Supership, Inc. for a detailed explanation about cookies in this service, information to be obtained, procedures for opt-out (disabling the use of cookies), etc.

7. Disclosure, correction, discontinuance of use or erasure of retained personal data, and handling of complaints and consultations related to personal information

You can carry out procedures to disclose, correct or delete your personal data at any time after logging in to this service. In addition, if the customer makes a request regarding other information, we will investigate it without delay, and if it is determined that there is a reason for necessary correction, suspension of use or deletion, we will comply with this. In addition, when we receive complaints and consultations related to personal information, we will promptly investigate the facts about the matter and take appropriate measures.

However, if the disclosure falls under any of the following, we may not disclose all or part of the information.

① When there is a risk of harming the life, body, property or other rights and interests of the customer or a third party.

② When there is a risk of significant hindrance to the proper implementation of our business.

③ When it violates other laws and regulations.

8. About revision of this privacy policy

The Company may revise this Privacy Policy to protect your personal information and to respond to changes in laws and regulations. If there is a revision, we will issue notice within this service.

Established on October 30, 2007

Revised June 10, 2008

Revised March 25, 2019

Revised February 8, 2021

Revised March 1, 2021

 Revised July 5, 2021

MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc.

Ken Uryu, President and CEO

Protection of Personal Information Management: Masayuki Ban, Director

For inquiries regarding personal information, please contact us as noted below.

MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc Personal Information Consultation Service

privacy@minkabu.co.jp

1-8-10 Kudankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

About protection of personal information of shareholders

MINKABU THE INFONOID, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the "Company") uses personal information (name, address, number of shares held, etc.) of shareholders for the exercise of shareholders' rights under the Companies Act, and to fulfill the obligations of the Company under the Companies Act and other related laws and regulations, and to carry out our business smoothly.

The Company handles the personal information of shareholders appropriately in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Law, the Companies Act, and other related laws and regulations.

Purpose of use of personal information of shareholders

The Company uses the personal information of shareholders collected directly or indirectly through the Administrator of Shareholders’ Register, for the following purposes.

① For exercising rights and fulfilling obligations based on the Companies Act.

② To provide various benefits from our company regarding status as a shareholder.

③ To implement various measures to facilitate the relationship between shareholders and the Company.

④ For shareholder management, such as creating shareholder data based on prescribed standards based on various laws and regulations.

Inquiries regarding shareholder information

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking, the Administrator of Shareholders’ Register of the Company, accepts inquiries regarding general stock affairs, such as the contents of the shareholder registry.

4-5 Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Securities Agency Department, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Telephone 0120-232-711 (toll-free number)