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Privacy Policy of Global Information Inc.

Updated: July 19, 2018

Global Information Inc. (the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”), 7F Ursis Bldg, 1-2-3 Manpukuji, Asao-ku, Kawasaki 215-0004 Japan, operates the https://www.giiresearch.com/ website, which provides the Service (“Service”).

This page is used to inform website visitors regarding our policies with the collection, use, and disclosure of Personal Data if anyone decided to use our Service, in accordance with applicable data protection legislation, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Please read the following carefully to understand our practices regarding your Personal Data.

If you choose to use our Service, then you agree to the collection and use of information in relation with this policy. The Personal Data that we collect are used for providing and improving the Service. Unless required by the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan or other applicable laws and regulations, we will not use or share your information with anyone without the prior consent of you except as described in this Privacy Policy.

1. Information to be Collected and Method of Collection

“Personal Data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.
Depending on the method of collection, Personal Data that we may collect for a user to use our Service includes:

(i) Information provided by you, including

Your Name
Company name
Division name
Phone number
E-mail address
Postal address
Other information entered by you into such forms as specified by the Company.

(ii) Information collected by the Company for the use by the user of our Service We may collect information upon access to or use of our Service, including:

Log Data

We want to inform you that whenever you visit our Service, we collect information that your browser sends to us that is called Log Data. This Log Data may include information such as your computer’s Internet Protocol address, browser version, pages of our Service that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages, and other statistics.

Cookies

Cookies are files with small amount of data that is commonly used an anonymous unique identifier. These are sent to your browser from the website that you visit and are stored on your computer’s hard drive.

Our website uses these "cookies" to collect information and to improve our Service. You have the option to either accept or refuse these cookies and know when a cookie is being sent to your computer. If you choose to refuse our cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Service.

The legal basis for the processing of these information is that it is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests in maintaining the safe operation of our website and improving our website, as well as in learning from how users interact with our website.

2. Purpose of Use

Specific purposes of Personal Data for the provision of our Service shall include the following:

(i) Provision, maintenance, protection, and improvement of our Service, including but not limited to acceptance of registration for our Services, identification of individuals and computation of use fees;
(ii) Guidance or response to inquiries relating to our Service
(iii) Addressing a violation of rules, regulations or policies relating to our Service (the “Rules”);
(iv) Notice of any modification to the Rules; and
(v) Other purposes incidental to the foregoing.

The legal basis on which we process your Personal Data in these circumstances is that it is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests in carrying out our business, including to receive and respond to correspondence from you and address matters raised by you.

3. Sharing Data

We will not give, sell or rent your Personal Data to third parties so they can market their services to you. Nor do we accept advertising from third parties on the Website. We may share Personal Data in the following limited circumstances.

(i) We share the minimal Personal Data required with our suppliers, contractors and advisors to help us operate, secure and analyze our business. Legal basis: Legitimate Interests.
(ii) We may be obliged to disclose your Personal Data to comply with a law, order or request of a court, government authority, other competent legal or regulatory authority or any applicable code of practice or guideline. Legal basis: Legal Obligation.

In each case, we have written contracts in place incorporating relevant wording to safeguard that Personal Data and comply with applicable laws, and we will only share such data as is necessary for the purpose in question. In order to carry out the above purposes, we may use third parties and their facilities outside the European Economic Area. In all such cases we will ensure that appropriate security measures are in place to protect your Personal Data and a valid legal basis for the transfer applies.

4. Period of storage

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, accounting or reporting requirements. The duration of the data storage is usually 10 years, but we regularly review the need for data storage and delete out-of-date and unnecessary Personal Data. Once we no longer require your Personal Data for the purposes for which it is processed, we will securely destroy your Personal Data in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with our records retention policy.

5. Your rights

Where the processing of your Personal Data is subject to the GDPR, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you under certain circumstances. These rights are to:

  • request access to your Personal Data and request certain information in relation to its processing;
  • request rectification of your Personal Data;
  • request the erasure of your Personal Data;
  • request the restriction of processing of your Personal Data;
  • object to the processing of your Personal Data; and
  • request the transfer of your Personal Data to another party.
If you want to exercise one of these rights please contact using the contact details set out in the Article 11. You also have the right to make a complaint at any time to a data protection supervisory authority. You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of your other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request for access is manifestly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

6. Security

We value your trust in providing us your Personal Data, thus we are striving to use commercially acceptable means of protecting it. But remember that no method of transmission over the internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure and reliable, and we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

7. Links to Other Sites

Our Service may contain links to other sites. If you click on a third-party link, you will be directed to that site. Note that these external sites are not operated by us. Therefore, we strongly advise you to review the Privacy Policy of these websites. We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

8. Children’s Privacy

Our Services do not address anyone under the age of 13. We do not knowingly collect personal identifiable information from children under 13. In the case we discover that a child under 13 has provided us with Personal Data, we immediately delete this from our servers. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us so that we will be able to do necessary actions.

9. Changes to This Privacy Policy

We may update our Privacy Policy from time to time. Thus, we advise you to review this page periodically for any changes. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. These changes are effective immediately, after they are posted on this page.

10. Disclosure of Personal Data

Upon request from you to disclose its Personal Data under the Personal Data Protection Act of Japan, we shall, without delay, disclose to you such information after confirming its identity (or notify it of the non-existence of such Personal Data), to the extent required to do so pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan and other applicable laws and regulations.

11. Contact Us

If you have any questions or suggestions about our Privacy Policy, do not hesitate to contact us.