Privacy Policy

BEAJ PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy ("Privacy Policy") applies to the information collected by Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan (“BEAJ”), both offline and online, including through www.beaj.jp and www.japan-programcatalog.com, whether accessed via computer, mobile device or other technology (collectively, “Websites”).  Please note that when you enter any subsites accessible through www.beaj.jp and www.japan-programcatalog.com, such subsites may have their own specific privacy policies. 

This Privacy Policy explains the information that BEAJ may collect when you interact with us and our practices with respect to that information. Please read this Privacy Policy carefully.

1. Collection of Information
・ Information You Provide To BEAJ
・ Information BEAJ Collects Automatically
・ Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies
・ Information BEAJ Receives From Third Parties
2. Uses of the Company Information BEAJ Collects
3. When and with Whom BEAJ May Share Information Collected
4. Links to and BEAJ Content on Other Websites
5. Security
6. Policy Governs Use: Changes to Privacy Policy
7. Questions


1. Collection of Information

Information You Provide To BEAJ

While BEAJ does not generally require that you provide us with identifiable information in order to visit and use the Websites, please note that in order to participate in some services (collectively, “Services”), we may ask you to provide information that could reasonably be used to contact you or to identify you for a business use (such as company name, first and last name, e-mail address, mailing address or telephone number) ("Company Information"). We may also ask you to provide other information about your company, such as demographic information (such as country, genre, etc.).  If you choose not to provide such Company Information or other information to us, you may not be able to participate in certain services we offer. If we combine demographic or other information we collect about you with Company Information about you, we will treat the combined information as Company Information.

Information BEAJ Collects Automatically

In addition to any Company Information or other information that you choose to provide to us via the Websites, whenever you visit or interact with the Websites, BEAJ automatically collects certain information such as your IP address and/or another unique identifier ("Device Identifier") for the computer, mobile device, technology or other device ("Device") you use to access the Websites and any referring website. (A Device Identifier is a number that is automatically assigned to your Device when you access a website or its servers. Our computers identify your Device by its Device Identifier.) Some mobile service providers may also provide us or our third-party service providers with information regarding the physical location of the Device used to access the Websites.

In addition, BEAJ, as well as certain third-party analytics and other service providers, may use a variety of technologies that automatically or passively collect information about how you use the Websites ("Usage Information"). Usage Information may include, in part, browser type, operating system, the page served, the time at which a page was accessed and/or the time spent on a page, and the preceding pages views. Usage Information is generally non-identifying, but if BEAJ associates it with you as a specific and identifiable person, we will treat it as Company Information.

Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies.

The technologies used on the Websites to collect Usage Information, including Device Identifiers, may include:

Cookies. "Cookies" (which may be html files, Flash files or other technology) are small text files that help store user preferences and activity. A Cookie is placed on a Device when it is used to visit the Websites or otherwise access our online offerings. Cookies may be used for many purposes, such as remembering you and your preferences, tracking your visits to our web pages and customizing your Website experience. If you choose to disable cookies on your Device, some features of our Websites and our online offerings may not function properly.

Web Beacons. “Web beacons” (also known as image tags, pixel tags, GIFS or web bugs) are small pieces of code used to collect advertising data, such as counting page views, promotion views or advertising responses. Web beacons or similar technologies may be used for a number of purposes, including, without limitation, to count visitors to the Websites, to monitor how users navigate the Websites, to count how many sent e-mails were actually opened or to determine whether content sent was actually viewed.

Embedded Scripts. An embedded script is programming code that is designed to collect information about your interactions with the Websites, such as the links you click on. The code is temporarily downloaded onto your Device from our server or a third party service provider, is active only while you are connected to the Websites, and is deactivated or deleted thereafter.

Information BEAJ Receives From Third Parties

BEAJ may receive information about you from third parties. In addition, if you are on another website and you opt-in to receive information from us, that website will forward to us your e-mail address and other information about you so that we may contact you as requested. We may also supplement the information we collect about you with outside records from third parties in order to enhance our ability to serve you, to tailor our content to you and to offer you opportunities to purchase products or services that we believe may be of interest to you. When we obtain Company Information from third parties, we will apply this Privacy Policy to the Company Information received, unless we have disclosed otherwise.


2. Uses of the Company Information BEAJ Collects

BEAJ will use the information it collects, including your Company Information:

・ to tailor your experience on the Websites;
・ to determine which products and services we offer may be of interest to you;
・ to provide you with support and answer questions or other requests; and
・ for other purposes disclosed to you at the time you provide the Company Information.

We may also use the information we collect to improve the Websites and our products and services, for internal business purposes, and to contact you with regard to your use of the Websites and, in our discretion, changes to any of our policies.


3. When and with Whom BEAJ May Share Information Collected

Non-Company Information. We may share non-Company Information, such as aggregate user statistics, demographic information, and Usage Information with third parties for a variety of purposes, including tailoring promotions, advertising and communications we present to you.

Company Information. We may also share your Company Information, as specifically disclosed at the time you provide your Company Information and in the following circumstances:


4. Links to and BEAJ Content on Other Websites

The Websites may contain links to other websites that are operated and controlled by third parties that we do not control. This includes links of sponsors and partners that may use our logo(s) as part of a co-branding agreement. In addition, BEAJ content or widgets may be included on web pages and websites that are not associated with us and over which we have no control. These other websites may send their own cookies to your Device, and they may independently collect data or solicit Company Information. A link from any Website to any other website does not mean that BEAJ approves of, endorses, or recommends that website. BEAJ provides such links for your convenience and is not responsible for the content of any website linked to or from any Website. Moreover, BEAJ is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third party, and it disclaims all warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, legality, reliability, or validity of any content on any other website.


5. Security and Retention

BEAJ uses commercially reasonable safeguards to help protect and secure your Company Information, and we use reasonable efforts to obtain the agreement of third-party service providers to take steps to protect the confidentiality, security, and integrity of Company Information we share with them. However, no electronic data transmission or storage of information can be guaranteed to be 100% private and secure. Please be careful to avoid ‘phishing’ scams, where someone may send you an e-mail that looks like it is from BEAJ asking for your Company Information. BEAJ will never request your Company Information through e-mail.

To help protect you and others, we monitor use of the Websites, and we use the information we collect, including Company Information, to identify fraudulent activities and transactions; prevent abuse of and investigate and/or seek prosecution for any potential threats to or misuse of the Websites; ensure compliance with the applicable terms of service and this Privacy Policy; investigate violations of or enforce these agreements; and otherwise to protect the rights and property of BEAJ, its partners and customers. Monitoring may result in the collection, recording, and analysis of online activity or communications through the Websites. If you do not consent to these conditions, you must discontinue your use of the Websites.

You understand that any message or information you send to the Website may be read or intercepted by others. BEAJ does not ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us, and you use the Websites and provide us with your information at your own risk.


6. Policy Governs Use: Changes to Privacy Policy

The terms of this Privacy Policy will govern the use of any information collected while it is in place. BEAJ reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, without prior notice to you, and any changes will become effective immediately upon posting. Your continued use of the Websites after posting of any changes to this Privacy Policy will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes. Thus, please review this Privacy Policy periodically.


7. Questions

If you have any questions or comments about our practices regarding Company Information or about this Privacy Policy, please write to us at Broadcast Program Export Association of Japan (BEAJ), Kandabashi PR-EX Building 2F 1-17-5 Kanda-Nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, Japan 101-0054, or submit your request to info@beaj.jp.


Last Revised: June 8, 2017