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Privacy policy

Note: The following is a provisional translation of the original Japanese Terms of Service. Click here to view the Japanese website.

This is our privacy policy regarding the protection of the privacy of Japan Inclusive Business Support Center portal site users.

1. Basic stance

In operating the Japan Inclusive Business Support Center portal site (http://www.bop.go.jp; referred to below as “this website”), the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry takes into account the need to protect the privacy of website users. Any personal information you provide will be handled properly within the scope of the purpose of its use, in a manner consistent with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Administrative Organs.

2. Types of information gathered

This website automatically gathers information about site visits, including Internet domain names, IP addresses, topics of on-site searches, and pages viewed. This website uses cookies (text files transmitted from a server to a user’s browser and stored on the user’s computer in order to enable the server to identify users) only to increase the usability of the site.

In addition, users who send an inquiry to the Japan Inclusive Business Support Center via the “Contact us” service will have their email addresses displayed in the recipient’s inbox.

We will not use this information for any purpose other than those stated above without the prior consent of the user. Users retain the right to deny Japan Inclusive Business Support Center the use of personal information for any reason other than those stated in the privacy policy.

3. Purpose of use

The information collected by the this site is used to ensure smooth functioning of the services provided by Japan Inclusive Business Support Center; specifically in distributing information, conducting surveys, and responding to or confirming information contained in inquiries. The information collected may also be used by the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry to contact users via telephone or email, and may be considered in formulating future policy. Please also note that information collected may be provided to related departments within METI, other government organizations, independent administrative agencies, or similar bodies designated by METI, depending on the content.

4. Limitations on use and release of information

No personal information collected by the this site will be used by us outside the scope of the purpose of use stated in 3 above, or disclosed to a third party, unless a request for disclosure of such information is made in accordance with Japanese laws and regulations or unless such other special circumstances apply as illegal acts including unlawful access or threats. However, there may be cases where this site access information, user attributes or the like may be statistically compiled in data or included in official publications.

5. Scope of application

This privacy policy applies only to this site. The handling of information by related government departments and ministries is governed according to the responsibilities of these individual organizations.

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