Privacy Policy

Contents

  1. About Bridges, Inc.
  2. Changes to this Privacy Policy.
  3. Acquisition and use of personal information.
  4. Management and Protection of Personal Information.
  5. About the Access Log.
  6. Outsourcing the handling of personal information.
  7. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties.
  8. Relocation to a third country.
  9. Information retention and storage period.
  10. User Rights.
  11. Residents of the EEA.
  12. United States - California Residents.
  13. Notification by e-mail, etc.
  14. Security.
  15. Compliance with laws and regulations.
  16. Response to complaints and consultations.
  17. Links to other companies' websites.
  18. Use of children.
  19. Contact us.

1. About Bridges, Inc.

Bridges, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") has established the following privacy policy regarding the handling of personal information of users of the Company's services (hereinafter referred to as "Users"). and will promote the protection of personal information by establishing a system for the protection of personal information, making all employees aware of the importance of the protection of personal information, and thoroughly enforcing the measures taken.

2. Changes to this Privacy Policy.

We will review and improve this Privacy Policy from time to time, and may change this Privacy Policy without notice to reflect changes in the handling of personal information or related laws and regulations. The Company will notify or announce changes to this Privacy Policy by appropriate means (such as posting on the Company's website, sending an e-mail, or notifying users of the Company's services). Such changes shall become effective when notified to users or posted on our website.

3. Acquisition and use of personal information.

Our company will acquire the personal information of users and use the acquired information within the scope necessary for the following purposes. In the case of using personal information beyond the scope of the following purposes, we shall obtain the consent of the users in an appropriate manner in advance.

(1) To provide our services

(2) For the purpose of personal identification and authentication services

(3) To improve the contents of our service or to develop new service

(4) To inform you of new features of our services, updates, campaigns, and other services provided by us (including sending e-mails, flyers, and other direct mail)

(5) To contact you as necessary for maintenance, important notices, etc.

(6) To respond to inquiries from users regarding our services (including identification)

(7) To report the usage status of our services to users

(8) To request cooperation in questionnaires, interviews, etc. regarding our services, to request participation in various events, or to report the results of such events, etc.

(9) To investigate and analyze the usage history of our services and use the results for the improvement and development of our services and for the distribution of advertisements.

(10) To identify users who have violated the terms of use or who are trying to use our services for illegal or improper purposes, and to refuse their use.

(11) For other purposes incidental to the above purposes of use.

4. Management and protection of personal information.

We will strictly manage personal information, and will not disclose or provide data to third parties without the consent of the user, except in the following cases. In addition, in consideration of safety, we will take measures to prevent and correct risks such as unauthorized access to personal information, loss, destruction, falsification, and leakage of personal information.

(1) When it is necessary to protect the life, body, or property of an individual and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the user.

(2) When it is particularly necessary to improve public health or promote the sound growth of children, it is difficult to obtain the consent of the user.

(3) When it is necessary to cooperate with a national agency, a local government or a person or organization entrusted by either of the foregoing in executing affairs prescribed by laws and regulations, and obtaining the user's consent is likely to impede the execution of such affairs.

(4) When all or part of the handling of personal information is entrusted to a third party within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use in order to carry out business operations smoothly.

(5) When personal information is provided in connection with the succession of a business due to a merger or other reasons

(6) In cases where personal information is to be used jointly with a specific party, and the user is notified in advance or the user is made to know in advance about that fact, the items of personal information to be used jointly, the scope of the parties to be used jointly, the purpose of use of the parties to be used jointly, and the name of the party responsible for the management of the personal information.

(7) Other cases permitted by law.

5. About the Access Log.

Our service may install collection tags, etc. to obtain access logs. The access log contains information such as the IP address, hostname, browser name, and access date and time of the user who accessed this website, but it does not contain any information that can identify the individual user.

Behavior analysis and advertisement distribution using access logs

Our service uses access log records by us or third parties in order to understand site usage, improve the site, create reports, and display appropriate advertisements and promotions. Access logs are managed in accordance with the Privacy Policy and other policies of the Company or third parties.

If you do not wish to receive advertisements and promotions or to have access logs collected, you can stop the distribution of advertisements and promotions and the collection of access logs by accessing the websites of the companies listed below and following the procedures to disable (opt-out) them.

In addition, our services use Google Analytics provided by Google LLC and Amazon Web Services provided by Amazon Web Services, Inc.

You can learn more about how the data is collected and processed from these pages provided by Google LLC and Amazon Web Services, Inc.

6. Outsourcing the handling of personal information.

We may outsource all or part of the handling of personal information within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use. In such cases, the Company will thoroughly screen the eligibility of the contractor, stipulate matters related to confidentiality in the contract, and conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of the contractor. In addition, our company may provide third parties with personal information that has been processed so that the individual cannot be identified by taking certain measures and the said personal information cannot be restored.

7. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties.

The Company may provide personal information to third parties (including those located outside Japan) in the following cases.

  1. with the consent of the individual
  2. when the disclosure of personal information is requested by a court of law, public prosecutor's office, police department, tax office, bar association, or an organization with equivalent authority.
  3. In order to display, post, or distribute advertisements that match the user's attributes on a third party's website, web media, SNS service, press release distribution service, book, magazine, or other media, the information is provided to the third party.
  4. When the Company outsources all or part of its business to a third party within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use.
  5. when disclosing the information to a person who owes a duty of confidentiality to the Company
  6. when it is necessary for the exercise of our company's rights
  7. in the event of a merger, transfer of business, or other events that result in the succession of business, the information is disclosed to the person who succeeds in the business
  8. when permitted by the Personal Information Protection Law or other laws and regulations.

As for the personal information of users residing in the State of California in the United States of America, we do not conduct the sale of the consumer's personal information as defined in the CCPA, as do users in other regions.

In addition, when necessary to provide services to users (e.g., as a settlement agent), the Company may entrust the handling of personal information to a third party after conducting necessary and appropriate supervision of the entrusted party.

8. Relocation to a third country.

In the event that we transfer your personal data to a third party outside of Japan, the European Union, and Iceland, Liechtenstein, and Norway (hereinafter referred to as "EEA") (except for countries and regions that have obtained sufficiency certification), we will ensure the security of the destination country by certifying it under the Privacy Shield Framework, entering into a standard contractual clause, or by other means pursuant to applicable laws and regulations.

9. Information retention and storage period.

We will retain and store user information for as long as is necessary to carry out the purpose of the use or for as long as is required by applicable laws and regulations. After the purpose of use has been fulfilled or the period specified by applicable laws and regulations has expired, the personal information will be promptly deleted. However, in order to comply with our legal obligations and to protect our rights and interests, we may retain, store, and use your information.

We also collect and retain data that has been processed in such a way that it cannot be used to identify an individual through certain measures and that such personal information cannot be recovered. As a rule, such data will be deleted as soon as possible after the purpose has been fulfilled or the statutory period has expired but may continue to be retained and stored for the protection of our rights and interests, the improvement of our services, or for compliance with legal obligations.

10. User Rights.

Users residing in certain countries or regions have certain rights with respect to their personal information. In principle, these rights include the right of access to their personal information and the right to request its collection and deletion, but the conditions for exercising these rights and additional rights vary from country to country. However, the conditions for exercising such rights or additional rights may vary from country to country. Therefore, we will separately explain your rights as described in Section 13.1 and Section 14.1, especially for users residing in the EEA and California, USA.

  1. Disclosure of Personal Information. When we receive a request from a user to disclose his/her personal information, we will disclose it to the user without delay. However, we may decide not to disclose all or part of the information if disclosure would cause any of the following to occur, and if we decide not to disclose the information, we will notify the user to that effect without delay. The user may request disclosure of records pertaining to the provision to a third party.

    • When there is a risk of harm to the life, body, property, or other rights and interests of the user or a third party
    • When there is a risk of a significant hindrance to the proper execution of our company's business
    • When it would violate other laws and regulations.
  2. Correction, Addition, Deletion, Suspension of Use, and Deletion of Personal Information. When a user requests the correction, addition, deletion, suspension of use, or deletion of his or her personal information, we will respond within a reasonable period of time in accordance with the law after confirming the user's identity.

11. Residents of the EEA.

This section explains the personal information of EEA residents that we process and your rights under the GDPR.

  1. Right to Withdraw Consent. You may withdraw your consent at any time, even if we have obtained your consent to collect your personal data. If you withdraw your consent, you may not be able to use all or part of our services.

  2. Right to Know. The user may request an explanation of the user's personal information in our possession, an explanation of the purpose and method of use of said information, and may receive a copy of the user's personal information through procedures separately designated by us.

  3. Right to delete. The user may request that we delete the personal information we have about you, except in the following cases.

    • You may request disclosure of the following information about your personal information that we have collected about you in the past 12 months, up to two times in any 12-month period.
    • Necessary to comply with legal obligations.
    • If there is a legitimate business purpose.
    • Necessary to prove, exercise, or defend a legal claim.
  4. Right to Change or Correct. You may request that we change, add, or correct any personal information we have collected from you that is inaccurate by following the procedures specified by us.

  5. Right to object to, limit, or restrict the use of personal information. You may ask us to stop using all or part of your personal information or to restrict our use of it. You may also object or complain at any time to the supervisory authority of any country in the EEA or to us regarding our processing of your personal information.

12. United States - California Residents.

This section describes the personal information of California residents that we process and the rights of users under the CCPA. If you are a resident of California, you may exercise the following rights under the CCPA.

  1. Right to Know.
    • You may request disclosure of the following information about your personal information that we have collected about you in the past 12 months, up to two times in any 12-month period.
    • The categories of personal information that we have collected about you.
    • The category of the information source for the personal information.
    • The purpose for which the personal information was collected.
    • The category of the third party with whom the personal information was shared.
    • The category of the user's personal information disclosed by us for business purposes, and the category of the third-party with whom we have disclosed such information for business purposes.
  2. Right to delete

The user may request the deletion of the personal information that we have collected from the user, to the extent provided by the CCPA.

  1. Right to Opt-Out of the Sale of Personal Information.

You may request to opt out of the sale of your personal information. However, as already mentioned, we do not sell, share, or rent personal information. If you have any questions in this regard, please contact us using the contact information below.

  1. Refusal of discriminatory treatment.

We will not treat you unfairly or discriminate against you because you exercise or have exercised any of the above rights. If you wish to exercise any of the above rights, you may contact us through the contact information below. In such cases, we may verify your identity with identification documents in order to confirm the basis for exercising your rights.

13. Notification by e-mail, etc.

We may send you notices related to transactions involving our services or the provision of our services as necessary.

14. Security.

We strive to protect the customer information we maintain from unauthorized access or disclosure, and we are committed to the continuous improvement of our security measures for protection. We will take appropriate corrective measures if any problems in security measures are identified. If you find any bugs or vulnerabilities in our services, please let us know using the contact information below.

15. Compliance with laws and regulations.

We will comply with Japanese laws and regulations and other standards applicable to the personal information we hold.

16. Response to complaints and consultations.

The Company will accept complaints and consultations from users regarding the handling of personal information and will respond appropriately and promptly. We will also respond promptly and appropriately to requests from users to disclose, correct, add, delete, or refuse to use or provide their personal information.

17. Links to other companies' websites.

Our website may contain links to other companies' websites. Please note that the terms of use and privacy policy of the other company's website are different from those of our website.

18. Use of children.

Our Service is not available to minors under the age of 16 who reside outside of Japan. Minors under the age of 16 who reside outside of Japan should not provide personal information through the Service. In the unlikely event that personal information is provided, please contact us using the contact information below, and we will delete the information in a timely manner.

19. Contact us.

If you have any questions or complaints, or if you wish to exercise any of the rights set forth in this Privacy Policy, please contact us.

Bridges Corporation Contact

E-mail: contact@bridges.inc

Supplementary Provisions

Enacted and enforced on January 25, 2022