AVS Personal Information Protection Policy (an excerpt, translation)

Note: This Personal Information Protection Policy is based on Japanese law, and thus is applicable only to AVS CO., LTD.

AVS CO., LTD. ("AVS") recognizes the importance of Personal Information in the network society and is aware that appropriate management of Personal Information and full protection thereof is a social responsibility to be fulfilled. AVS therefore will carry out undertakings as described below.

AVS Personal Information Protection Policy

1. Implementation of an appropriate internal structure

AVS will set up appropriate internal structures to ensure protection of Personal Information and make sure that all its officers and employees treat Personal Information in an appropriate manner. Additionally, periodic inspections will be performed to confirm proper operations that ensure privacy protection.

2. Proper handling of information

If you do not wish to provide your information to us, you may refuse to provide such information at your discretion. However, if you do not provide us with Personal Information, please be aware that some services may not be available to you. Additionally, if you are under the age of 16, please obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before providing your Personal Information.
When we ask for your Personal Information, we will always inform you of the purpose, and will only ask you to provide your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to fulfill that purpose.

3. Disclosure to third parties and restricted provision of such information

We use your Personal Information only within the extent of the purpose which we indicate beforehand and for the purpose of communicating with you. In case it becomes necessary for us to use your Personal Information for any other purpose, we will inform you of the other purpose for your prior consent. If you do not agree with the revised purpose, you may refuse its use for that purpose at your own discretion.

4. Ensuring accuracy and security

We will make efforts to keep the Personal Information we hold as accurate and as current as possible. At the same time, we will take appropriate measures to prevent your Personal Information from being accessed improperly, lost, destroyed, hacked, leaked, or stolen.

5. Legal compliance and ongoing improvements

We will make efforts to comply with laws and ordinances that are of relevance to the protection of Personal Information and to bring improvements to measures relating to the above on an ongoing basis through reviews conducted from time to time.

1. What Is "Personal Information"?
Your Personal Information is any information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address, etc.
2. Your Provision of Personal Information
You may access almost all of the services on this Website without providing any Personal Information. It is up to you whether you provide us with your Personal Information. However, if you do not provide us with Personal Information, please be aware that some services may not be available to you. Additionally, if you are under the age of 16, please obtain the consent of a parent or guardian before providing your Personal Information.
When we ask for your Personal Information, we will always inform you of the purpose, and will only ask you to provide your Personal Information only to the extent necessary to fulfill that purpose.
3. Our Use of Personal Information
We will use your Personal Information only within the scope of the purpose which we indicate beforehand and for the purpose of communicating with you. In case it becomes necessary for us to use your Personal Information for any other purpose, we will inform you of the other purpose for your prior consent. If you do not agree with the revised purpose, you may refuse its use for that purpose at your own discretion.
4. Non-disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
We will not disclose your Personal Information to any third party, unless disclosed under one or more of the following conditions:
  • Where we receive your consent
  • Where we disclose your Personal Information to third party who are bound by non-disclosure agreement with us and only for the purpose to which you consent.
  • When your Personal Information is used as statistical data in such way that you cannot be identified.
  • When we are required to disclose your Personal Information by law, judicial order, or the like.
  • When there is an urgent need to disclose your Personal Information in order to protect fundamental interest such as human life, physical safety, property etc.
5. Management of Personal Information
We will make efforts to keep the Personal Information we hold as accurate and as current as possible. At the same time, we will take appropriate measures to prevent your Personal Information from being accessed improperly, lost, destroyed, hacked, leaked, or stolen.
6. Confirming, Correcting, and Deleting Personal Information
You may, under the Japanese Personal Information Protection Law, request AVS that the Personal Information you provided to them be disclosed, amended or deleted. Please see the Personal Information Inquiry page for more details.
7. Our Stance
We protect your Personal Information according to Japanese laws, and we make continuous efforts to revise and improve the contents of this page.

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