Entertainment Marketing, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “the company”) has established the following privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as “this policy”) regarding the handling of privacy information in the services provided on this website, Pop-cul.jp  (hereinafter referred to as “this service”).

Article 1 (Privacy Information)

“Personal information” among privacy information refers to “personal information” as defined in the Personal Information Protection Act, which is information about a living individual that can identify a specific individual based on the name, date of birth, address, telephone number, contact details, and other descriptions contained in the information.

Among privacy information, “history information and characteristic information” refers to information other than “personal information” as defined above, such as the services used, products purchased, history of pages and advertisements viewed, search keywords used by users, date and time of use, method of use, usage environment, postal code, gender, occupation, age, user’s IP address, cookie information, location information, and individual device identification information.

Article 2 (How privacy information is collected)

When a user registers for use, the Company may ask for personal information such as name, date of birth, telephone number, email address, credit card number etc. In addition, the Company may collect transaction records containing personal information of the user made between the user and business partners, and payment information from the Company’s business partners (including information providers, advertisers, ad delivery destinations, etc.; hereinafter referred to as “business partners”).

The company collects information about users, such as the services and software used, products purchased, history of pages and advertisements viewed, search keywords used, date and time of use, method of use, usage environment (including the communication status of the device in the case of use via a mobile device and various setting information at the time of use), IP address, cookie information, location information, individual device identification information, and other historical and characteristic information when users use our company’s or our partner’s services or view pages.

Article 3 (Purpose of collecting and using personal information)

The purposes for which the company collects and uses personal information are as follows:

(1) To display registration information such as name, contact details, and payment method, as well as information regarding services used, products purchased, and their prices, in order to enable users to view and correct their registration information and view their usage status.

(2) To use email addresses to notify and contact users, and to use contact information such as names and addresses to send products to users and contact users as necessary.

(3) Purpose of using information such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, bank account number, credit card number, and delivery status of certified mail to verify the identity of the user

(4) For the purpose of using payment information, such as the name and quantity of products purchased, the type and duration of services used, the number of times, the amount charged, name, address, bank account number, and credit card number, in order to bill users.

(5) To enable users to input data easily, by displaying the information registered with the company on the input screen or by transferring it to other services (including those provided by our business partners) based on the user’s instructions.

(6) Purpose of using information that can identify individuals, such as the mode of use, name, address, etc., in order to reject users who have violated the terms of use of the service, such as by delaying payment of membership fees or causing damage to third parties, or who attempt to use the service for fraudulent or improper purposes.

(7) To respond to inquiries from users, to use information necessary for us to provide services to users, such as the content of inquiries and billing information, as well as users’ service usage status and contact information

(8) Purposes incidental to the above purposes of use

Article 4 (Provision of personal information to third parties)

The Company will not provide personal information to third parties without the prior consent of the user, except in the following cases, when permitted by the Personal Information Protection Act or other laws and regulations.

(1) When required by law

(2) When it is necessary for the protection of a person’s life, body, or property, it is difficult to obtain the individual’s consent.

(3) When it is particularly necessary for the improvement of public health or the promotion of healthy child development, it is difficult to obtain the individual’s consent.

(4) When it is necessary to cooperate with a national government agency, a local government, or a person commissioned by them in carrying out business prescribed by law, obtaining the individual’s consent is likely to impede the performance of said business.

(5) When the following items have been notified or announced in advance:

The purpose of use includes providing the information to a third party.

Items of data provided to third parties

Means or method of provision to third parties

To stop providing personal information to third parties at the request of the individual

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, the following cases shall not apply to a third party.

(1) When the Corporation outsources all or part of the handling of personal information to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use.

(2) When personal information is provided in connection with business succession due to a merger or other reasons.

(3) When personal information is used jointly with a specific person, the person is notified in advance or made easily accessible to the person of the fact, the items of personal information to be used jointly, the scope of the people using the information jointly, the purpose of use by the people using the information, and the name or title of the person responsible for managing the personal information.

Article 5 (Disclosure of Personal Information)

When the individual requests disclosure of personal information, the company will disclose it to the individual without delay. However, if disclosure would fall under any of the following, the corporation may not disclose all or part of the information, and will notify the individual without delay if it decides not to disclose the information. 

(1) When there is a risk of harm to the life, body, property or other rights and interests of the person or a third party

(2) When there is a risk of causing significant disruption to the proper performance of the corporation’s business.

(3) Any other case that would violate laws and regulations.

Notwithstanding the provisions of the preceding paragraph, in principle the company will not disclose information other than personal information, such as historical information and characteristic information.

Article 6 (Correction and Deletion of Personal Information)

If the personal information held by the Company about a User is incorrect, the User may request the Company to correct or delete the personal information in accordance with the procedures established by the Company.

If the Company receives a request from a user as described in the preceding paragraph and determines that it is necessary to comply with the request, it will correct or delete the personal information without delay and notify the user of this.

Article 7 (Suspension of use of personal information, etc.)

If the company receives a request from the individual to suspend or delete the use of personal information (hereinafter referred to as “suspension of use, etc.”) because the personal information is being handled beyond the scope of the purpose of use or has been obtained by illegal means, the company will conduct the necessary investigation without delay, and based on the results, suspend the use of the personal information and notify the individual to that effect. However, if suspending the use of personal information would be costly or it would be difficult to suspend the use, etc., and alternative measures necessary to protect the rights and interests of the individual can be taken, the company will take these alternative measures.

Article 8 (Supervisory responsibility when entrusting to a third party)

When the Company discloses personal information to a third party for the purpose of use agreed to by the user, the Company will provide appropriate supervision, such as by requiring the third party to strictly manage personal information to the same standard as the Company through a contract and ensuring that such management is carried out.

Article 9 (Education and Awareness-raising)

The company will educate and raise awareness among all employees involved in the operation of the site to ensure that they understand the importance of protecting personal information and that they handle users’ personal information appropriately.

Article 10 (Continuous review and improvement)

The company will comply with laws, regulations and other standards related to personal information protection, and will continually review and improve our efforts to protect personal information in response to changes in the social environment.

Article 11 (Changes to Privacy Policy)

The contents of this policy may be changed without notifying users.

Unless otherwise specified by our company, the revised privacy policy will take effect from the time it is posted on this website.

Article 12 (Contact Information)

For inquiries regarding this policy, please contact the following office.

Contact: Entertainment Marketing, Inc.
Tel: +81.3.6721.0095
Email: info@ent-mktg.com
Person in Charge : Rika Katsuguchi