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Privacy Policy

4awalk (hereafter referred to as “our organization”) provides the following privacy policy (hereafter referred to as “this policy”) for the handling of privacy information in the service provided through this website (hereafter referred to as “the service”) :


Article 1: (Privacy Information)


1.Privacy information includes “personal information” which refers to personal information referenced in the Personal Information Protection Law and indicates information about a living individual that can identify a specific individual including name, birth date, address, telephone number, contact information, and other descriptions included in said information.


2.Privacy information also includes “historical information and characteristic information” which refers to information other than “personal information” as defined in the previous paragraph and indicates services used, history of pages and advertisements viewed, search words entered by the user, usage time and date, method of use, use environment, postal code and gender, occupation, age, the user's IP address, cookie information, location information, information about the user's devices, etc.


Article 2 (Privacy Information Collection Methods)


1.During user registration, our organization may request personal information such as name, birth date, address, telephone number, email address, etc.


2.When a user utilizes our organization services or business partner services or accesses our webpages, our organization collects historical and characteristic information such as services and software used, history of pages and advertisements viewed, search words entered by the user, usage time and date, method of use, use environment (including transmission status of device and information about various settings when accessing with a handheld device), IP address, cookie information, location information, and information about the user device.


Article 3 (Purpose of the Collection and Use of Personal Information)


The reasons for our organization’s collection and use of personal information are as follows:


•To facilitate viewing and correction of users’ own registration information and the viewing of usage status by registered users.

•To notify users of matters required in the operation of the service (including notification by email).

•To facilitate user support services.

•To enable our organization and business partners to provide users with appropriate content, advertising, and introductions to various services.

•To confirm the identity of users.

•To handle questions and complaints from users.

•To identify users in violation of the terms of use of the service and users attempting to utilize our services for fraudulent or inappropriate purposes.

•To facilitate system maintenance and response to problems.

•To facilitate improvement of our organization’s current services and the development of new services.

•To facilitate purposes incidental to the above-mentioned usage purposes.


Article 4 (Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties)


1.With the exception of the following circumstances, our organization will not provide personal information to any 3rd party without the prior consent of the user. However, circumstances acknowledged in the Personal Information Protection Law and other laws and regulations are excluded.


•When required by law.

•When it is necessary for the protection of human life, well-being, or property and when it is difficult to obtain the consent of the individual.

•When it is particularly necessary to enhance public health or promote the healthy development of children and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the individual.

•When it is necessary to cooperate with national government institutions or local governments or someone so entrusted acting in the performance of duties stipulated by law and obtaining the consent of the individual would hinder the performance of said duties.

•In the event of previous notice or publication of the following:

◦Inclusion of provision to a third party for the purpose of usage.

◦Data items provided to a third party.

◦Procedure or method for provision to a third party.

◦Suspension of provision of personal information to a third party in accordance with a request from an individual.


2.Notwithstanding the provisions in the previous items, the follow circumstances do not apply to third parties.

•If our organization entrusts all or a part of the handling of personal information within the scope required to achieve usage purposes.

•If personal information is provided in accordance with a merger or other transfer of business operations.

•When personal information is shared and used between specific persons and when the individual has been notified in advance or is in a situation to readily know with regard to the name or appellation of the person responsible for the items of personal information being shared and used for said purpose, the scope of sharing among users, the usage purpose of the utilizing person and management of said personal information.


Article 5 (Disclosure of Personal Information)


1.Our organization will disclose personal information without delay to an individual when disclosure of personal information has been requested by that individual. However, if by said disclosure any of the following apply, all or part of said information may not be disclosed, and in the event that a decision to not disclose information has been reached, notification will be provided without delay.

◦If there is a concern of damage to the life, well-being, property, or other rights or interests of the individual or a third party.

◦If there is a concern of significant hindrance to the appropriate execution of our organization’s business.

◦If doing so would otherwise violate laws or regulations.


2.Notwithstanding the provisions in the previous items, as a rule, we will not disclose information other than personal information such as historical information and characteristic information.


Article 6 (Correction and Deletion of Personal Information)


1.A user may request our organization to correct or delete personal information through procedures established by our organization if that user's own personal information kept by us is incorrect.


2.If a request from a user as detailed in the previous item has been received and deemed necessary in accordance with said request, our organization will correct or delete said personal information without delay and notify the user.


Article 7 (Suspension of Use of Personal Information)


If a request for suspension of use or deletion (hereafter referred to as “usage suspension”) has been received from a user due to use of personal information that exceeds the scope of usage purposes, or due to acquisition by fraudulent means, our organization shall conduct the necessary investigation without delay and implement usage suspension based on the results and shall inform the individual. However, if usage suspension of personal information requires a considerable expenditure of funds, or if it is otherwise difficult to implement usage suspension, and there are alternate measures that can be taken for the necessity of protecting the rights and interests of the individual, said alternative measures will be taken.


Article 8 (Revisions to Privacy Policy)


1.The content of this privacy policy may be revised without notice to users.

2.Except where otherwise stipulated, the revised privacy policy shall be in force from the time it is posted on our website.


Article 9 (Contacting Us)


Contact information for questions regarding this policy:

Organization Name:4awalk

Email Address: info[at]4awalk.com

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