1．Protection of personal information policy
2．What is personal information?
Personal information are all the information entered when using our services (name, date of birth, gender, address, e-mail address, etc.), all the information entered when using paid content of our services (method of payments, information on payment such as credit card number or bank account number, information on transfer payment such as account number, date of contract signature, etc.), and other feedbacks, requests, complaints, inquiry content information, etc., which can alone or combined together identify a specific individual.
3.About acquisition of personal information
BSMO will acquire personal information through legal and fair means and will not acquire personal information in a fraudulent way contrary to the will of the customer. Also, even when we collect personal information from third parties, we confirm whether the acquired personal information was legally obtained by the information provider.
4．Purpose of use of personal information
The purpose of use of personal information that BSMO acquires is as follows. We also take measures to prevent non-purpose use and to handle personal information appropriately.
(1)To provide our services
(2)To confirm that you are the customer herself/himself or the person in charge
(3)To provide customers with free information by e-mail
(4)To customize information on our services and advertisement distribution according to customer’s age, occupation, sex, hobby, etc.
(5)To use for marketing (survey, implementation of questionnaire, etc.), data analysis, research and development of our services
(6)To conduct affairs related to transactions with customers and counterparties
(7)To make contracts with customers, for exercise of rights based on laws and regulations and for fulfilling obligations
(8)To prevent illegal trade, insider trading, etc.
(9)To properly and smoothly implement transactions with customers and counterparties
5．Provision of personal information to third parties
Your personal information held by BSMO will not be disclosed nor provided to third parties without your consent. However, in the following cases, personal data may be disclosed or provided without your consent.
(1)If required by laws and regulations
(2)If it becomes necessary for the protection of the life, body or property of an individual and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the customer
(3)If it becomes necessary for the improvement of public health or for the healthy growth of children and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the customer
(4)If it becomes necessary for a national or local government entity, or a person entrusted by such entities in executing the affairs prescribed by laws and regulations and in which obtaining the consent of the customer is likely to impede the execution of the affairs
(5)If it becomes necessary for BSMO to provide personal information to subcontractors who have signed a confidentiality agreement with BSMO, customer’s personal information shall be provided under the supervision of BSMO via telephone, direct message, e-mail or other means
(6)When personal information is deposited to a settlement agent, a credit company or a financial institution who has signed a confidentiality agreement with BSMO, for the purpose of requesting usage fees to customers using paid contents of our services
6．About supervision of outsourcer
In the case of handling acquired personal information to an outsourcer, we will conduct a strict investigation on the outsourcer, and we will conduct necessary and appropriate supervision in order to keep confidentiality.
Regarding cookies and IP address information, we cannot identify specific individuals with them, so we do not consider them as personal information However, when these information and personal information are used together, we consider these combined information as personal information. It is also possible to refuse to accept cookies in your browser settings, in that case you may not be able to use some services.
8．About disclosure of personal information
Your personal information can be disclosed, corrected and deleted at any time by your personal request. However, if it falls under any of the following cases, we may not be able to disclose all or a part of your personal information.
(1)When there is a risk of harming the life, body, property or other rights and interests of you or a third party
(2)When there is a risk of causing significant hindrance to the efficient execution of BSMO’s work
(3)In case it violates other laws and regulations
9．Correction of personal information
In case a customer asks BSMO for correction, addition or deletion of personal information contents due to the reason that it is not correct, we conduct necessary surveys without delay within the range necessary for achieving the purpose of use and based on the results, and unless special procedures are established pursuant to the provisions of other laws and regulations, we correct, add or delete the contents of personal information and inform the customer.
10．Discontinuation of use of personal information
In cases where BSMO is requested by a customer to discontinue using or to erase the personal information on the ground that such personal information is being handled beyond the purpose of use previously announced or was acquired by fraudulent or other illegal means, based on the results of investigation, we will discontinue the use or erase the personal information and notify the customer to that effect. However, if a significant cost is needed to discontinue the use or erase the personal information or if it is difficult to stop using these personal information, we will take the necessary alternative measures to protect your rights and interests.
11．Scope of responsibility
We cannot take any responsibility in any trouble or damage caused by the use of the information of this website. We appreciate your understanding. In addition, on our website, we may display external links. We are not responsible for the handling of your personal information on such external websites, so please be careful.
BSMO’s Personal Information Contact Email
Effective as of February 26, 2016.
M. Tadashi Shimizu, Representative Director of BSMO Co., Ltd.