Privacy Policy

1. Basic premise

The Japan Sports Agency collects information of users of the JAPAN BUDO TOURISM website (https://budotourism-japan.com/en/; hereinafter, the “Site”) within the scope necessary for facilitating the smooth operations of the services rendered through the Site. The Japan Sports Agency handles collected information appropriately within the scope of the purpose of use.

2. Scope of information to be collected

(1) The Japan Sports Agency automatically collects information on the user’s internet domain name and the Internet Protocol (IP) address. Information on the web content viewed is also collected through the Japan Sports Agency cookies.

(2) About cookies
Some pages provided by the Site use cookies. Cookies are code transmitted from the server to a user’s browser and stored on a user’s computer, enabling the site provider to identify the computer of a user. Cookies also allow the site provider to collect information such as the number of site visits and the pages visited from a user’s computer. Notably, cookies collect no information that enables identifying an individual user. Moreover, a user can disable the cookie functions through the browser settings. The Site can be used without problems even when cookie functions are disabled.

3. Purpose of use

The collected information will be referenced to facilitate the smooth operation of the services provided by the Site.

4. Limitations on usage and distribution

Except in case of a disclosure request based on laws and regulations, in case of wrongdoing such as unauthorized access or threats, and in case of other special reasons, the Japan Sports Agency does not use collected information for any purpose other than described in “3. Purpose of use” nor provide collected information to a third party.

Use of statistical information
Information of users of the Site is used as statistical information for the marketing activities of the Japan Sports Agency but not for any other purpose.

Cooperation with contractors
In order to facilitate operations, the Japan Sports Agency may outsource part of operations and may, within the necessary scope, provide information to outsourcing contractors. In such a case, sufficiently experienced and capable outsourcing contractors are selected. Moreover, outsourcing contractors are supervised to ensure appropriate information management, by including provisions that stipulate the appropriate handling of information and the duty of confidentiality, etc., in the agreements concluded with outsourcing contractors.

Concerning the use of Google Analytics
The Site uses Google Analytics for monitoring the site usage status. Google Analytics collects user information using cookies. The terms of use for Google Analytics and the privacy policy of Google Analytics are available on the website of Google Analytics (links to external sites). Note that the Japan Sports Agency is not liable for damages arising from the use of the services of Google Analytics.

The Japan Sports Agency uses cookies to track information on how the Site is used so that the Japan Sports Agency can make improvements, to monitor performance of the Site, and to analyze how a user uses the Site. Cookies also enable the Japan Sports Agency to provide a tailored user experience by displaying contents according to user’s preferences and to measure advertisement impression and clicks. A server cannot find out a name or email address, or anything about a user’s computer, by using cookies. The Japan Sports Agency may share user’s cookie information with selected third parties including adverting agencies, data managers, and integrators.

5. Security measures

The Japan Sports Agency takes measures to prevent leakage, loss, and damage of collected information and other steps necessary for the appropriate management of collected information. Note that while the Japan Sports Agency may outsource the operations of the Site to external service providers, necessary measures for the appropriate management of the collected information are also taken by such external service providers.

6. Scope of application

This privacy policy is applicable only to the Site (https://budotourism-japan.com/en/ and subordinate directories). For handling of personal information on websites linked from the Site, please refer to the websites of individual organizations, service providers, etc.

7. Others

The Japan Sports Agency will revise its homepage privacy policy when deemed necessary.

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