Privacy Policy

Effective November 06, 2012

 

This privacy policy ("Policy") describes the information NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. d/b/a TV Japan ("TV Japan", "we", "our" or "us") collects, uses and stores when you use our website located

at www.tvjapan.net (the "Site") or the services offered through the Site (the "Services"). 

 

We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using our Site. By visiting our Site or by using the Services, you accept the practices described in this Policy. If you do not agree with our practices described in this Policy, please DO NOT use our Services and/or interact with us at the Site. 

 

Modification of this Policy

We may make changes to this Policy from time to time. We will notify you of material changes to this Policy by posting a prominent announcement on the Site. 

 

What information we collect

We may collect personally identifiable information ("Personal Information") including your name, date of birth, address, e-mail address, phone number, the name of the entity through which you subscribe to TV Japan and other information we may need to provide the Services to you. Please note that submissions and public posts, such as user critiques and comments that you make on our Site may contain your name and/or email address, and as a result your name and/or email address may appear on the Site. We may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information. 

 

How we use your personal information

We may use your Personal Information to customize and improve your user experience on the Site and of the Services. We may also use your Personal Information for our internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, marketing, fraud prevention and research so that we can enhance our Site and Services. 

 

How we use non-personal information

We may collect, use, transfer and disclose non-personal information for any purpose. Non-personal information is information that we collect that does not permit direct association with you or any other specific individual. For instance, we may collect data from many customers, including without limitation, data on geographical location, but we do so without collecting any Personal Information. We might use such information for marketing purposes. 

 

Disclosure to Third Parties

We will make efforts so that your Personal Information will not be provided to third parties unless (i) such third parties are providing services to us; (ii) we are asked to respond to a subpoena or a request by law enforcement; (iii) we find that your use of the Site violates our Terms of Use, this Policy, other usage guidelines set by us or as deemed reasonably necessary by us to protect our legal rights and/or property. In the event you choose to use links that appear on the Site to visit other websites, you are advised to read the privacy policies that appear on those websites. 

 

Cookies and Other Technologies

We set and use cookies to enhance your user experience, such as retaining your personal settings. Advertisements may appear on our Site and, if so, may set and access cookies on your computer and are subject to the privacy policy of those parties providing the advertisement. However, the companies serving the advertisements do not have access to our cookies. We may use other existing technologies, or technologies to be developed, to track the use of the Site, and the preferences and activity of our customers. We may use technologies which allow us to see who is actually looking at our Site, how long they are staying, and what types of activity the viewers are engaging in. We may use pixel tags, which enable us to send email messages in a format containing pictures, and the tags tell us whether our email has been read and opened. We may use this information to judge the effectiveness of our email campaigns. 

 

Protection of Personal Information

We endeavor to provide reasonable protection to your information in the form of physical, computer and administrative safeguards to try to prevent your information from being stolen or hacked from us. While this Policy states our standards for maintenance of Personal Information and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of Personal Information. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Personal Information. 

 

Retention of Personal Information

Content or other Personal Information that you may have provided to us may continue to remain in our database at our discretion. 

 

Children

We may limit the use of some of our Services only to persons age 18 and older who may legally enter into contracts. We will inform you when a Service is limited to persons age 18 or older. We do not knowingly collect information from anyone under the age of 13. 

 

Location-based Services

We do not presently use location-based services, that is, providing the Services that do not depend on the real-time geographic location from which you access our Services. However, we may do so in the future. If we collect such information, it will be handled like other Personal Information under this Policy. 

 

Third-Party Sites

The Site may contain links to third party websites that provide goods or services that may be of interest to you. If you visit third party websites, please read their privacy policy. Any information we obtain from such third party sites will be used subject to the applicable privacy policy. 

 

Questions Concerning Our Privacy Policy

If you have any questions about this Policy or our web site, please feel free to contact us at tvjapan@tvjapan.net or at the address below: 

NHK Cosmomedia America, Inc. 100 Broadway, 15th Fl New York, NY 10005