Privacy Policy (Personal Information Protection Policy)

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The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. engages in newspaper publishing and a wide range of other businesses, including the holding of exhibitions and symposiums, publication of books and magazines, information provision using electronic media, etc. As a part of our media and business activities we also conduct questionnaire surveys, offer free gifts that require applications, etc. so sometimes our subscribers or customers tell us their name, age, telephone number, workplace, address, email address, financial institution account number, etc. This company believes that it should handle this personal information with the utmost care from the perspective of “personal information protection” so we manage it strictly in accordance with this Privacy Policy at all stages from the gathering of the personal information to its use, storage, and disposal.

1 About the handling of personal information

The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. uses personal information for the purposes of provision and improvement of a range of products and services, the development of new products and services, etc. For example it is used in cases like the following.

  • For providing information about, confirming the purchase of, and delivering newspapers, books, magazines, periodical publications, email distribution services, etc.
  • For providing information about, confirming applications for, delivering entry tickets, etc. for exhibitions, symposiums, seminars, etc.
  • For mediating requests to companies running advertisements, etc. for materials based on demands from readers
  • For conducting satisfaction surveys, etc. for the purpose of improving a range of products and services
  • For billing of and payment for a range of products and services, and confirming billing and payment
  • For registering and providing information about a range of membership system services

2 About scope of responsibility

The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. bears no responsibility for hyperlinks of third parties linked to our website or gathering, use, or handling of personal information carried out by the websites of our advertisers.

3 About cookies (Cookies: function that automatically collects connection history information)

Cookies are information accumulated on the computers the users are using which is transmitted from servers to the browsers of the users, and it includes browsing history, content input on websites, etc.
In the case that a user allows the sending and receiving of cookies in their browser settings, each website can send its respective cookies to the browser of the user, but for the protection of privacy only access to the cookies sent by that website’s server itself is permitted.
The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. sometimes uses information obtained using cookies for the distribution of content and advertisements, confirmation in specific services, etc. but we never use the information wrongfully.

[About third party use of cookies]

There are cases in which said third parties acquire and use the cookies of the users. Cookies acquired by said third parties are handled in accordance with the privacy policies of said third parties. Please check the websites of third party companies for the privacy policies of the third party companies and their explanations regarding cookies.

4 About the procedures for changing the use purpose, etc. and use suspension

In the case that this company intends to use personal information in excess of the scope of the “use purpose” we clearly stated at the time of acquisition, we must notify or announce the use purpose after the change to everyone in advance. The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. announces the use purpose after change on the Notice regarding Change to the Use Purpose, etc. of Personal Information page linked to the Privacy Policy (Personal Information Protection Policy), and carries out the procedures for suspension of use of personal information.

Notice regarding Change to the Use Purpose, etc. of Personal Information

5 About procedures for correction, disclosure, etc.

In the case that there has been a request about correction, disclosure or use purpose notification from anyone who has provided us with personal information, we will handle it promptly after going through the procedures for confirmation of identity, etc. In the case that you want correction, disclosure or use purpose notification, please contact the following.

Inquiry Form

6 About personal information management systems

The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, Ltd. has established in-house manuals regarding personal information protection and ensures that all officers and employees are fully informed about protection and management of information. Our systems ensure that only the person in charge who has been assigned authority can access personal information. Furthermore, our affiliates and subcontractors are also carrying out appropriate supervision and management.

Chief Privacy Officer The Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun,Ltd. Corporate Management Office General Manager
14-1, Nihonbashi Koami-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8548 Japan

In the case that you have any opinions, questions, etc. regarding personal information protection in this company, please inquire using the form below.

Inquiry Form