Last updated: June 2010
By using this site, you understand and agree to the terms of this policy. This site is owned by MeijiShowa and may be accessed in Japan and abroad. For data protection purposes, MeijiShowa is the controller and, unless otherwise noted, is also the processor of data. Information collected may be retained, and may be stored, processed, accessed, and used in jurisdictions whose privacy laws may be different and less protective than those of your home jurisdiction.
Collection of Your Personal Information
When you visit this site, certain kinds of information, such as the website that referred you to us, your IP address, browser type and language, and access times, may be collected automatically as part of the site’s operation. We also may collect navigational information, including information about the pages you view, the links you click, and other actions taken in connection with the site.
We may combine your visit and navigational information with personal information that you provide. You may always choose not to provide personal information, but if you so choose, certain products and services may not be available to you. Personal information (e.g., your name, your mailing address, email address, phone number, your credit card number and billing address) is collected to process transactions or to provide you with products and services.
Demographic information (e.g., your age, hobbies, income, gender, or interests) may also be collected and may be linked to your personal information.
Use of Your Personal Information
MeijiShowa collects and uses your personal information to operate and improve our sites, to process your transactions, to provide customer service, to perform research and analysis aimed at improving our products, services and technologies, and to display content that is customized to your interests and preferences.
We also use your personal information to communicate with you. We may send transaction-related communications such as welcome letters, billing reminders, and purchase confirmations. We may also send you surveys or marketing communications to inform you of new products or services or other information that may be of interest. If you do not wish to receive marketing communications, you may contact us using our Contact Information below.
Please keep in mind that, if you choose not to receive marketing communications, you will continue to receive transactional or account communications like confirmation emails.
Personal information collected by MeijiShowa may be stored and processed in Japan or any other country in which MeijiShowa or its affiliates, subsidiaries, contractors or agents maintain facilities, and by using our sites or services, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country.
If you would like to exercise any of your data protection rights (including the right to have your personal information deleted), please contact us using the Contact Information below.
Sharing of Your Personal Information
We may share your personal information with service providers who perform services on our behalf. For example, we may hire other companies to handle the processing of payments, to provide data storage, to host websites, to fulfill orders and shipments, to assist in direct marketing, to conduct audits, etc. Those companies will be permitted to obtain only the personal information they need to provide the service. They are required to maintain the confidentiality of the information and are prohibited from using it for any other purpose.
We reserve the right to disclose your personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good-faith belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of our company, employees, customers, or the public.
If you license copyrighted photographs of collections that are not fully owned by MeijiShowa, your personal information may be shared with the owners of those collections, and used for their commercial activities, including marketing.
Accessing Your Personal Information
If you would like to review or revise information that you previously provided to us, please contact us at connect [at] meijishowa [dot] com. You can expect a response from us within 10 calendar days.
Personal Information Preferences
MeijiShowa respects your right to make choices about the use and disclosure of your personal information. If at any time you decide that you do not want to receive marketing communications from us, please let us know by using the Contact Information below.
If you choose not to receive marketing communications, please be advised that you will continue to receive transactional or account communications (e.g., confirmation emails and account balance statements).
Cookies offer you many conveniences. They allow us for example to offer you a shopping cart in which you don’t have to re-enter your personal information.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to use the interactive features of our sites and services that depend on cookies.
Security of Your Personal Information
The security of your personal information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards to help protect your personal information. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Email Referrals and Sharing
We may link to websites, including those of our third-party content providers, that have different privacy policies and practices from those disclosed here. We assume no responsibility for the policies or practices of such linked sites, and encourage you to become acquainted with them prior to use.
You can contact MeijiShowa by emailing connect [at] meijishowa [dot] com, by phone at (+81) 03-6276-4372, or by postal mail at: