Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.japanconsuming.com. JapanConsuming is operated by Better World Marketing Limited, a UK registered company (company registration: 09122682), hereafter “JapanConsuming”.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Collection of Information

Personal information is collected on this website on behalf of JapanConsuming or any companies within the same group of companies.

We may collect personally identifiable information about you through:

1. the use of registration forms

2. when you purchase or subscribe to any of our products or services

3. information about you from messages/comments you post to this Website, e-mails, e-mail attachments or by any other way of communicating with us, including surveys we may carry out.

4. the provision of your details to us either online or offline

Examples of data we will collect may include:

  • Name
  • Job title
  • Company name
  • Company address, phone and fax number
  • E-mail address
  • Market research data such as surveys or readership patterns
  • Information regarding the use of our website and services

Payment details such as credit card information are not collected by or accessible to JapanConsuming. This service is strictly the responsibility of the payment solution provider which we use from time to time.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Payment Information

When you purchase one of our products or services, you will provide personal information that includes:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Email
  • Address
  • Phone
  • City/State/Zip
  • Unique payment identifier
  • Payment provider identifier

Payment details such as credit card information are not collected by or accessible to JapanConsuming. This service is strictly the responsibility of the payment solution provider which we use from time to time.

Contact Forms

We collect information when you submit a contact request through our contact forms or sign up for our free monthly news letter. This data is stored by mailchimp.com.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Use of your Information

Your information will enable JapanConsuming to provide you with access to all parts of this website and to supply the services you have requested. It will also enable JapanConsuming to contact you where necessary. JapanConsuming will also use and analyse the information collected so that JapanConsuming can administer, support, improve and develop its business and services. If you register using a corporate email address, we may share this information with representatives of your company for the purposes of administering your account. Survey data collected may be used to analyse market trends on an anonymised basis for the purposes of publishing market research data.

JapanConsuming might use your information to ask you for your views on the services offered, to notify you occasionally about important changes or developments to the website or the services, and to contact/inform you about any services/news that you may be relevant as well as to send newsletters to you. We may also divulge your personal information when the law requires us to do so.

By providing your personal data, you consent to us processing your personal data in relation to the provision of our service, and the sharing of aggregate non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

Unless required or permitted to do so by law, JapanConsuming will not otherwise share, sell or distribute any of the information you provide to JapanConsuming without your consent.

This privacy policy may be amended without notice to you. Your continued use of JapanConsuming will mean that you accept these changes.

Who we share your data with

When you make an order through our online store, your personal data (name, address, phone number, email, company name) is shared with our payment provider.

When you sign up to receive free information from us on a monthly or other regular basis, your personal data is shared with mailchimp.com, which stores your data on our behalf.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile for 10 years. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. Please contact us if you wish to erase data or receive an exported file of your personal data: [email protected]

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you wish to receive the information we have on you or request this information to be deleted, please contact us at [email protected]

Additional information

Warranties and Limitations of Liability

The content on JapanConsuming.com is not intended to address any specific requirements but is rather a source for general information about the subjects we cover. No content is in any way meant to constitute strategic, legal, investment or any other form of advice. JapanConsuming and its publications do not constitute a solicitation to buy or sell any investment. Any agreements, transactions or other arrangements made between you and any third party named on (or linked to) from the JapanConsuming website are at your sole risk and responsibility.

The contents of JapanConsuming.com and its publications are based upon sources of information believed to be reliable, however, save to the extent required by applicable law or regulations, no guarantee, warranty or representation (express or implied) is given as to its accuracy or completeness and, JapanConsuming and its members, officers, employees and contractors do not accept any liability or responsibility in respect of the information or any views expressed therein. Neither do we provide any warranty that JapanConsuming.com is free from infection by viruses or anything else that has contaminating or destructive properties.

If you accessed JapanConsuming.com by using a link from another site, JapanConsuming does not accept any liability or responsibility for the accuracy of information contained within the sites of other providers who have links to any pages of JapanConsuming or to whom this site is linked.

By using JapanConsuming, you consent to the exclusion by us of any liability, including without limitation that arising from any loss of profit or any other damage direct or consequential, in respect of any errors and/or omissions by us and/or any relevant third parties in respect of the content or availability of the content. The JapanConsuming website is provided as is and JapanConsuming makes no warranty, express or implied, as to its availability or suitability for use.

Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

The parties agree that the courts of England and Wales shall have non-exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these terms and conditions.