1. Definition of personal information
Personal information refers to any information such as a name, an address, a phone number, an e-mail address, or a purchase history, that can either identify or have the potential to identify a particular individual. Moreover, any information that can identify a particular individual in combination with other information is also considered personal information.
2. Collecting personal information
You are not required to enter or disclose your personal information to view the Website, thus you can do so anonymously. However, you are required to enter your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, etc. when signing up for membership, making a purchase, or submitting an inquiry. The purpose of collecting this information is summarized in “The purpose of collecting your personal information” section and “Managing your personal information” section summarizes how the information is managed.
3. The purpose of collecting your personal information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:
・To ship the products to you, to request payment for your purchase or collect payment using a designated credit card.
・To verify your order or shipping method.
・To send you information about the promotions, the products, and services on the Website.
・To analyze your comments, survey results, and purchase history.
・To store your log-in information for the ease of logging in the next time.
・To help us when it is needed for the operation of the Website.
4. Managing your personal information
Your personal information will only be used when deemed necessary to conduct the business and will be thoroughly protected. Some of your personal information may be sent to a consignee to conduct the business of providing you with goods and services. In such cases, we will manage your personal information to be appropriately used by the consignee. When your personal information becomes unnecessary, it will be promptly deleted.
5. Disclosing your personal information
The Website does not disclose your personal information to a third party without your consent. This, however, does not apply in case of the following:
・when the disclosure request is made by a government agency, the court, a public prosecutor, the police, the bar association, the consumer information center, or any organization that govern them;
・when there is a special requirement by law;
・when it is necessary to protect or defend our rights, assets, or services from illicit activities but unable to obtain consent from the owner;
・when it is necessary to protect life, body, or assets but difficult to obtain consent from the owner.
Disclosing your personal information to consignees, such as freight companies, that are necessary to fulfill contracts is not considered a disclosure to a third party.
6. About the use of SSL
SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology is used when collecting your personal information to ensure security and to prevent interception, interference, or manipulation of your information.
*SSL (Secure Socket Locker) is an encryption method when sending and receiving data over the internet. Before you send your personal information, the Website digitally communicates with you (digital authentication) and after the two-factor authentication, your information is finally transmitted. As a result, the transmitted data is perturbed by a set of random numbers to prevent your data from being stolen by a third party pretending to be you.
8. The scope