We collect and use certain personal information submitted by a number of people through the process of selling our magazines, books and other merchandise and providing data via the Internet. Meanwhile as a member of news media, Nikkei BP is in a position to report on and increase public awareness for the significance of personal information protection and the risks of information leakage. We are keenly aware of the role as media house as well as the responsibility to set strict and appropriate control systems for protecting all personal information submitted to us.
President & CEO
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Explanation of the personal information acquisition
Nikkei BP handles personal information collected for news stories according to the following policy.
The Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan stipulates that the provisions of “Obligations of the businesses handling personal information and other matters” shall not apply to personal information collected “for the purpose of utilizing for news stories”. The aforementioned law also defines that Personal Information Protection Committee shall not exercise its authority with respect to the act of business operator handling personal information to provide a business operator (which includes news media) with personal information. Accordingly, the cases of news coverage are exempted from the provisions under the aforementioned law which stipulates “A business operator handling personal information shall not provide personal data to a third party without obtaining the prior consent of the person”. Therefore, if an interviewed company provides personal data to news media, it does not constitute the breach against the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan.
In order to confirm your purchase/order of our products and your registration to our services, and for delivering your purchase
We may change your registered personal information in case there are changes in the information that may affect the delivery of our merchandise or our invoicing, such as the name of municipality, postal code, name of financial institution or the expiration date of your credit card.
In order to provide and improve the merchandise and services that you use, and to develop new services
In order to send information that are relevant to the merchandise and services that we provide
We may relate your personal information to other information that Nikkei BP and its group companies administer. For example, we may compare your personal information with information in our periodicals administration system to see if you are our subscriber. We may also record your phone calls in order to improve our service quality.
Without your express permission, we will not disclose your registered personal information to a third party.
Even when we are sending you information from companies/organizations other than Nikkei BP and its group companies that we believe to be of value to you, we will not disclose or provide your personal information to such companies/organizations without your permission.
In the cases that you requested other companies/organizations, via Nikkei BP, to provide information or services; or if you are buying merchandise, making applications, making contacts, asking for intermediation from such companies/organizations; or if you have applied for attendance to exhibitions or seminars that are related to other companies/organizations; or if you requested Nikkei BP to obtain information from our advertisers on your behalf, we may disclose and provide your personal information to such companies/organizations.
In case we provide personal information to a third party, we record the dates of the provision, the names of the third party and the customers, items of personal data etc. and save the record for the term specified in law.
We may share your personal information with financial institutions when settlement of payment is required after you placed an order for merchandise or used a paid service. The purpose is to confirm your bank account or the validity of your credit card. We may disclose your personal information when we are obliged to do so by law, or when we have reason to believe that your personal information is necessary to protect and defend the rights/properties/security of you and Nikkei BP.
We collect your personal information mainly in the following cases. They are examples and some concrete contents of information are not considered as personal information.
In addition, Nikkei BP may receive the information from sponsors regarding the deal history between users and Nikkei BP / sponsors and the settlement.
We process the relevant personal information according to the standards set by the regulations of personal information protection committee. At the time of making and providing the information to the third party, we publish the items of personal information included in the relevant anonymous process information, through the internet.
We handle your personal information that we collect in a secure manner under our compliance policy and under strict administration.
From time to time we may decide to entrust a third-party company, which we deem to be trustworthy and with whom we have signed a confidentiality agreement, to administer your personal information. In such cases as well, your personal information will be protected under the compliance policy of Nikkei BP.
We administer your personal information as accurately as possible and in the most up-to-date manner. Upon your request, you can access to, and add, correct, update or remove your personal information from our database. Please note, however, that we may not be able to provide some of our products and services if you remove your personal information.
To correct and update your registered information regarding delivery of our periodicals, please contact Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services (phone: 03-5696-1111, Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 on weekdays only) or use the inquiries page of our website.
To correct, update or remove your registered information regarding Nikkei BP Passport Service (e-mail news services, membership web services) which is one of our membership services, please visit the member exclusive page.
Regarding other merchandise and services, please follow the individual instructions.
Some of our websites offer chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups, comment posting and e-mail exchange services. Please note that any information that you disclose at your own will in these areas will become public information.
Our websites have links to other third-party sites. Please note that we cannot bear the responsibility for protection of your personal information or for the content on such linked websites.
Mr. Masami Kagei
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
4-3-12 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-8308 Japan
When you visit Nikkei BP's websites and internet services, we may automatically collect your non-personal data stored automatically in the log files with help of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, cookies, web beacons and other mechanisms. The types of automatically collected data are; browsing history on our web pages and contents, browsing time per web page, types/versions of your browser and computer OS, screen sizes, referrers, and mouse trajectories. We may use such information mainly for analyzing trends of traffic to our websites, identifying and solving problems occurred on our web servers, and better managing our websites and online services.
In principle, Nikkei BP uses the data on traffic to our websites mainly for the following purposes.
Some of Nikkei BP websites and e-mail services in HTML format may use a tracking technology called “web beacon” in combination with cookies and other mechanisms. Web beacons are used to collect data on traffic to our websites.
We use, in part, measuring systems from third-party companies in order to manage our websites or to measure the traffic. Some advertisements that are shown on our websites or in our e-mail magazines may use, in part, ad distribution servers of third-party companies.
You can change the setting of your browser to disable the cookie function at your own responsibility. If you turn off the cookie feature, however, you may not be able to access some or all services provided on Nikkei BP websites. You may also have to see the same advertisement repeatedly on your computer monitor.
For more information on how to disable the cookie function, please visit here (This site is only available in Japanese) .
Nikkei BP sets the following policy separately for handling personal information we collect from our users living in the territory of European Union (hereinafter referred to as “EU” including Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway under this policy.)
By agreeing to this personal information protection policy, you agree to the handling of your personal information by Nikkei BP. We handle your personal information based on your consent. You can, however, withdraw this consent at any time. If you are under the age of 16 and want to use the services provided by Nikkei BP, you will need to ask your parent or guardian to agree on the use of our services, or obtain the consent of your parent or guardian before you agree to use our services.
Personal information provided by you is necessary for Nikkei BP to provide you with the services. If you do not provide us with information that we request, some of the services may be unavailable for you.
Nikkei BP obliges its partners to comply with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as “GDPR”) as well as other related laws and regulations, and to handle all personal information with attention and care to ensure user privacy by stipulating these responsibilities under partnership agreements or other means. Please contact our partners for details on how they handle your personal information.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority in the country with jurisdiction over your personal information handling.
Nikkei BP retains your personal information as long as necessary to provide you with the services. We will delete your personal information immediately when it becomes no longer necessary.
In order to accomplish the above purpose of usage, Nikkei BP may transfer and handle your personal information in Japan or a country outside of the EU. Although data subject rights similar to GDPR are not approved in some countries outside of the EU, Nikkei BP ensures that sufficient measures, such as concluding an agreement on standard contractual clauses compliant with GDPR, are taken to secure protection of your personal information.
Nikkei BP may handle your personal information in a way other than the above, according to GDPR as well as other related laws and regulations.
Nikkei BP may share your personal information among our group companies.
All personal information collected by Nikkei BP may be used and shared within our group. Our group companies, however, will use only the minimum items of personal data that are essential for their business activities.
Your personal data may be used and shared only among Nikkei BP group companies
Nikkei BP group companies use your personal information in accordance with the purpose of usage stated under Nikkei BP's “Personal Information Protection Policy” and “About Personal Information Collection”. We will not provide any personal information collected by Nikkei BP to any third party.
Nikkei BP Personal Information Administrator
For more information, please contact Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services at the following address.
Your personal data used and shared among our group companies are information collected by Nikkei BP via the Internet, post card, fax and other means.
Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services, Customer Support
Address: Japan Post, Kasai Post Office P.O. Box No. 20, zip code 134-8729
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy on shared use of personal information, please click here.