AKB Limited fully understands the importance of protecting personal information, and observes all applicable laws and regulations relating to privacy protection. We have designed this Privacy Policy to explain how we safeguard the privacy of our users.

Principles
This Privacy Policy applies to all matters relating to the handling of personal information on the “AKB Limited Online” website (the “Website”), located at https://www.akbjapan.net, which is operated by AKB Limited

We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy protection in handling your personal information.
We will only collect your personal information by appropriate and fair means.
We will not use your personal information beyond the scope of the purpose of use that we have previously specified, unless you give your prior consent.
We will not provide third parties with your personal information unless you give your prior consent, other than as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy.
We will at all times assign responsibility for protection of personal information and development of our internal systems to a designated officer in order to help ensure appropriate management of personal information.
We will maintain appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information from improper disclosure or modification and from unauthorized access.
We will regularly review this Privacy Policy to help ensure that appropriate safeguards are maintained.
We will respond appropriately to requests from our users to disclose the personal information that we maintain concerning them, to correct any inaccuracies in such information and to cease use of their personal information.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information that we may obtain in the course of news collection and reporting. However, with reference to the principles of the Personal Information Protection Law of Japan, we will handle any such personal information in a manner that we believe is appropriate.

Handling of personal data

Appropriate Collection

We will only collect your personal information by appropriate and fair methods.

Type of Information We Collect
The personal information we collect may include your full name, e-mail address, gender, year of birth, nationality, occupation, interests and purpose of use of the Website.

Purpose of Use
Personal information we collect may be used for the following purposes:

Providing services on the Website (hereinafter called the “Online Services”) to customers and conducting related operations
Processing of customer applications for the Online Services for members;
Responses to customer inquiries and complaints
Efforts to design and improve the Service customized to interests of consumers, including through sending questionnaires to customers (no personal information collected thereby will be disclosed to any third parties)
Efforts to customize the Service to the interests of our users, including through sending questionnaires to customers (no personal information collected thereby will be disclosed to any third parties)
Notifications to contest winners.
Before using personal information for any purpose other than those listed above, we will notify you to request your consent, and will not use your personal information for such other purpose unless you give your consent.

If you do not wish for us to use your personal information for the purposes described in (4), (5) and (6) above, you may opt out of such uses.

Providing Information to Third Parties
We will not provide your personal information to any third party without your advance consent, except where such disclosure:

Is in accordance with or required by applicable law
Is necessary for the protection of the safety or property of our users or the public, and it is difficult or impractical to obtain the consent of the individual
Is necessary for public health or education and it is difficult or impractical to obtain the consent of the individual
Is made in cooperation with national or local authorities, or an individual or entity appointed by such authorities to enforce the law or carry out legal process, and in which seeking the consent of the individual could affect such enforcement or legal process
Is made pursuant to a merger, acquisition or other business combination.
We may disclose aggregate information regarding users (not including personally identifiable information) to third parties that we believe to be reputable. Please also see “About Cookies” below.

If we entrust an individual or entity with the handling of any personal information, we will exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over such individual or entity to ensure the security of such personal information.

Children
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian may e-mail us, and we will remove such information from our database and cease promotional contacts with the child.

Please see “Contact for Inquiries and Complaints about the Handling of Personal Information” below for information on how to contact us