2. Personal information we collect
NBLA may collect the following personal information.
(1) When you sign up for the service of Nikkei BizRuptors through the website at nikkeibizruptors.com (“Website”), apply or register for other services of Nikkei BizRuptors (“Ancillary Service”), complete our surveys or make enquiries to us about Nikkei BizRuptors, we may collect:
- Basic information --- such as name and title
- Contact information --- such as address, phone number and email address
- Work information --- such as job title, industry, department and name of company or university
- Log in information --- such as ID and password
- Payment information --- such as bank account information or credit card information
- Transaction information --- such as purchase history
- Other details about you --- to be specified when we collect
(2) When you access our Website, we may collect:
- Usage of the Website --- such as a history of pages viewed on the Website
- Access environment --- such as IP address, browser, and the type of device you are using to access the Website
- Engagement with advertisements --- such as advertisement viewing history
3. How we use your personal information
NBLA will use your personal information for the following purposes, but will not use a method that is likely to foment or prompt unlawful or unjust act (from April 01, 2022):
(1) To provide the Service (Website)
- provide access to the Service and verify identification of the users of the Service (” Users”) after logging in to the Service
- distinguish which User has made a post or created a page
- personalize content available through the Service (“Content”) and to make Content relevant to you
(2) To provide Ancillary Service
- provide various after-sale services for Users
- display your personal information on your personalized screens of the Website so that you can confirm, use, control and/or delete your personal information we collected
- send you emails that you registered for
- provide other fee-based services which you purchased
- administer in relation to events or seminars
- if you win, to deliver prizes for competitions you enter
- respond to your inquiries or other requests
- send information regarding services we offer such as periodical publications, books, digital content, and various fee-based services
- invite you to complete surveys and report the results of them, and to send you invitations for events and seminars
- deliver rewards for submission of surveys (if any)
- send other information relevant to you
(3) To improve, maintain and/or personalize the Service and Ancillary Service
- help us to develop new services and products
- conduct research or a survey on topics such as your satisfaction regarding the products and services we offer
(4) To bill our customers and to transfer your obligation to a third party
(5) To monitor compliance with our policies, terms, contracts, and agreements, and to take appropriate action if they are breached
(6) To deliver information regarding periodical updates and to communicate changes (in terms and conditions or payment types, etc.) and/or offers for Service and/or Ancillary Service
(7) For sales and marketing of Nikkei BizRuptors
(8) For advertising
- understand the effectiveness of the advertising which NBLA serves to you and others, and to deliver relevant, personalized advertising (unless you opt out)
- serve you with online advertisements that we believe are relevant to you and your interest (as described in clause 4, item 2, unless you opt out)
(9) For any other reasons required to provide the Service and/or Ancillary Service in relation with the above (1) - (8)
4. Who we provide your personal information to
(1) NBLA will provide your personal information to a third party only when we have a lawful basis for doing so.
(2) NBLA will provide personal information to some third parties to facilitate the running of our business or to provide specific services you have requested. Generally, NBLA will provide personal information to:
- Service providers
NBLA engages service providers who help to support its business and improve its products. These service providers include, for example, fulfilment providers for delivery of its digital content and marketing; customer service agencies; providers of online surveys; and distribution partners to deliver s contents. They can only use your personal information under NBLA’s instruction.
- Advertising partners (for online advertisements)
- Organization you work or study at (for Corporate Purchase)
If you access our services through a Corporate Purchase of the organization you work or study at, NBLA may provide your organization with your personal information.
- Social media platforms and other IT platforms
Personal information will be shared with social media platforms and other IT platforms where you log in or sign up to our Service and/or Ancillary Service via social media or other IT platform account, or use components of our Service and/or Ancillary Service provided by a social media platform or other IT platforms. NBLA also shares your personal information with social media platforms and other IT platform partners for the following reasons:
- To prevent existing Users from being targeted with service offerings on social media platforms or other IT platforms
- To create lookalike audiences for the purposes of targeted advertising on social media platforms or other IT platforms
- To encourage Users to get the most out of their service
- Other users
The Service is publicly accessible and anyone who accesses the Service will be able to see anything you post on the Service.
- Nikkei group
NBLA will jointly use your personal information with Nikkei group companies as stipulated in clause 9.
When we provide your personal information to a third party in a country or jurisdiction outside of Japan as stipulated in this (2), we will do so after obtaining your consent providing you with general information on the personal information protection system in the country or jurisdiction, excluding the following cases:
- In case Japanese laws and regulations approve that the country or jurisdiction has a personal information protection system equivalent to that of Japan; or
- In case the third party has a system for taking continuous action equivalent to the obligation of a Japanese business operator handling personal information. In the second case above, NBLA will take proper measure for securing the continuous equivalent action of the third party.
(3) NBLA may also provide your personal information to relevant third parties to:
- comply with applicable laws, court orders or other valid legal processes
- protect and defend NBLA's rights, assets, and properties, including to protect against misuse or unauthorized use of the Services and/or Ancillary Service
- protect the safety, asset or property of you or the public
5. Changing and updating your personal information
(1) NBLA asks for Users' cooperation to keep personal information up to date and accurate.
(2) You can control some personal information at Your Account on the Service. For example, you can check, revise, add, and delete some of your personal information and your newsletter preferences. If you wish to control your personal information which cannot be controlled at Your Account, you can request to control your personal information by following procedures set separately by NBLA. A fee set by NBLA may be payable for this request. Note that NBLA may not be able to fulfill requests for reasons set in the Personal Information Protection Law in Japan or any other applicable laws and regulations.
We have appropriate technical and administrative security measures in place to help ensure that your personal information is protected against unauthorized or accidental access, use, alteration, or loss. To protect your personal information from being intercepted, obstructed, or tampered with and to ensure the security of the Service and Ancillary Service, NBLA uses SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) technology when important information such as credit card details are being entered.
7. Transfer of personal information
As the internet is a global environment, collecting and processing personal information may involve international transmission of such information. Therefore, by communicating electronically with NBLA, you acknowledge and agree to your personal information being processed in this way.
8. Children under 16
NBLA does not intentionally collect any information on children under 16 years of age. NBLA will undertake to delete any such information if notified by a parent or guardian.
9. Joint use by Nikkei group companies
NBLA will jointly use your personal information with Nikkei group companies.
(1) The range of personal information that will be jointly used will be identical to the range stipulated in clause 2, "Personal information we collect."
(2) Nikkei group companies listed here will jointly use your personal information.
(3) The purpose of joint use will be the same as stipulated in clause 3, "How we use your personal information."
(4) Nikkei will be responsible for the management of joint use.
10. Point of contact for personal information/personal data enquiries
NBLA will collect your personal information (or personal data) by itself, or through Nikkei group companies or sales agencies. For enquiries about your personal information (or personal data) as specified by the Personal Information Protection Law in Japan or any other laws and regulations applicable, contact us.
NIKKEI BUSINESS LAB ASIA LTD.
No. 8 T One Building, 17th Fl, Sukhumvit soi 40, Sukhumvit Road, Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
(1) NBLA may also handle your personal information in ways other than stated above when NBLA, as a subsidiary of Nikkei Inc., a Japanese company, is required to comply with the Personal Information Protection Law in Japan or other laws and/or regulations where applicable.
12. Handling personal data of EEA and the U.K. residents
This clause applies only to the handling of personal data of users residing in the European Economic Area (EEA) and the United Kingdom (U.K.), in addition to clauses 1 through 12.
(1) Handling of personal data
We always process personal data on a lawful basis, such as:
- Your consent
This is when you have given us explicit permission to process your personal data for a given purpose.
- Legitimate business purposes
This is when we have a legitimate interest, as a business, to process personal data. For example, when we are aware of copyright infringements, it is in our legitimate interests as a business to identify those responsible. We take due care to balance our interests against your right to privacy.
- Contractual necessity
This is when we must process personal data to meet our contractual obligations.
- Legal obligation
This is when we must process personal data in order to comply with the law. For example, we process and retain customer invoice data to comply with financial regulations.
(2) Cross border transfers
Personal data may be transferred to countries or jurisdictions outside your residence area such as Japan and the U.S. Please note that such countries or jurisdictions may not have the same data protection laws as your residence area and would not afford many of the rights conferred upon you in your residence area. We will put in place reasonable safeguards to protect information that is transferred in this way.
(3) Your rights
You have the right to access your personal data, request to delete your personal data, request to limit and/or object to the processing of your personal data, and request data portability with regards to your personal data. When NBLA receives a request based on the rights specified above, NBLA shall respond to such requests without undue delay.
You also have the right to withdraw your consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before withdrawal of the consent.
You can contact us to exercise the above rights which cannot be exercised at Your Account as stipulated in clause 5. We will keep improving our services so that more preferences can be configured. You can lodge a complaint with your local data protection authority if you have a complaint regarding NBLA’s processing of your personal data.
(4) Retention of personal data
13. Handling personal information of California residents
This clause applies only to the handling of personal information of users residing in California, in addition to clauses 1 through 12.
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) may provide you with additional rights regarding the use of your personal information. These rights include:
- The right to access the personal information we process about you;
- The right to know what personal information is collected about you and if any information is sold or disclosed, and if so, to whom;
- The right to request the deletion of your personal information, if applicable;
- The right to opt-out from the sale of your personal information, if applicable; and
- The right to not be discriminated against for exercising any of the rights above
You can contact us and exercise any applicable rights which cannot be exercised at Your Account as stipulated in clause 5 or by configuring cookie preferences. When you contact us and exercise such rights, you may be required to submit proof of your identity and/or address, if we are unable to confirm your identity or cannot verify that you are a California resident. When NBLA receives a request based on the rights specified above, NBLA shall respond to such requests without undue delay. You may also designate an authorized agent to make a request on your behalf, subject to proof of identity and authorization.
NBLA and/or service providers, social media platforms, other IT platforms and/or our other advertising partners may send data known as cookies to a User's device when they use the Service. This data will be saved on the User's hard disk or memory. Cookies are used for purposes like monitoring Website performance, providing the Service and for the targeting, personalization and management of advertisements. If a User chooses to disable cookies, certain parts of the Service will not be available.
1. Opting out of cookies through your browser Configuring cookie preferences
2. Opting out of third party cookies (Alphabetical order)
See the links below for information on how third party cookies are used on our Website and how to opt out from them. In each case, see section (1) for privacy policies and section (2) for instructions on opting out.
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