Data Protection Laws We are very conscious of our legal responsibilities as a “data controller,” and we support the principles of data protection reflected in the 1995 EU Directive on Data Protection and applicable national implementing legislation. We shall endeavor to make sure that the personal information we collect and use will always be held, used, transferred and otherwise processed in line with our legal obligations.
How we collect personal information about you We may, through your interaction with our website and our communications with you, acquire and process personal information gotten about you. The kinds of personal information we acquire may include simply: 1) your name, 2) your phone number, 3) your email address, 4) your address, and 5) your profession.
How we obtain and use non-personal information Kindly note that when anyone visits the website, we automatically obtain some non-personal information like the kind of computer operating system (e.g., Windows or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Netscape, Safari) being used, and the domain name of the internet service provider. We sometimes use the non-personal information that we obtain to enhance the design and content of the website and to help us to personalize your experience on the website.
What we do with your personal information that we collect The personal information that you give us will be available to Koichi and maybe trusted third party service providers and contractors mainly for the following objectives: • to process inquiries gotten through the website • to register you for newsletters and send them to you • to carry out market research and business development • to offer you with information about our services and promotions that may interest you based on surveys related to our services and the website • any other purpose stated when you voluntarily give us your personal information
Direct Marketing From time to time, we may use your personal information to send you automated email messages or marketing materials as regards our services and the services of third-party suppliers, however, with your prior approval in each case. These email messages may include features that aid us in making sure you got and could open the message. At any time, you may opt out of getting such marketing email messages, free of charge, by replying to the message with “unsubscribe” as the subject line, or by simply following the instructions on how to unsubscribe in any marketing communication.
Disclosure of your personal information We may disclose your personal information to individuals, organizations, and companies who engage in business functions and services on our behalf. Such functions may involve hosting the website, analyzing data and rendering other support services. All such parties will be obliged to ensure the security of your personal data and only process it in line with our instructions. In addition, we may disclose your personal information if, in our opinion, the disclosure is required by law.
The accuracy of your information While we endeavor to make sure that the information we have about you is accurate and up-to-date, we shall assume that in the absence of contrary evidence, the information you give us is accurate. If you inform us of inaccuracies in the information which we have about you or, if we find that such information is inaccurate, it shall be promptly rectified by us. We do not intentionally hold any information about you which is out of date or which is no longer required.
Storage and Security The security of your personal information is a high priority for us. We may hold your information in either electronic or hard copy form. We take all reasonable technical and secure physical measures to protect it from accidental or unlawful destruction, misuse, interference and loss, and from unauthorized access, modification or disclosure. Steps include: conducting internal audits to assess whether we have adequately complied with security requirements; imposing physical security measures to hinder unauthorized access to rooms or systems storing personal data; requiring all employees to sign a confidentiality clause as a condition of their employment; and electronic security measures in our system including firewalls and data encryption.
Accessing and Correcting Your Personal Information You have the right to request for access to personal information that we have about you, and request that we rectify that personal information. You have the right to ask for access or correction by contacting us,, and we usually respond within 30 days. If you ask, we are obligated to give you access to your personal information, and correct it if we find it is incorrect unless there is a law that authorizes or requires us not to. We will request you to confirm your identity before we give you access to your information or correct it, and we’ll try to make the process as simple as possible. If we refuse to give you access to, or correct, your personal information, we must notify you in writing stating the reasons. If we make a correction and we have disclosed the incorrect information to others, you can request us to inform them about the correction. We must do so unless there is a valid reason not to. If we don’t correct your personal information, you can request us to associate with it (for example, attach or link) a statement that you believe the information is incorrect and why.
Retention of data We will hold your personal information for as long as necessary for the objectives for which it was obtained, to offer you our services and to carry out our legitimate business interests or where otherwise obligated by law.