Excite Japan Co., Ltd. ("Excite") provides its services (the "Services" including advertisement) to users of the Services generally on a free of charge basis, with the exception of a limited number of paid services.
While Excite will make its best efforts to manage the Services upon its operation, Excite will in no event be liable for any defects detected in connection with the Services and/or any loss or damage caused by such defects.
In addition, Excite will in no event be liable for any loss or damage caused by illegal or inappropriate acts, such as illegal sales activities and acts of solicitation (whether for the purpose of profit or otherwise) etc., of users using the Services. Excite makes no warranties as to the lawfulness or the appropriateness of any user’s method of use of the Services in relation to such user's voluntary use thereof.
Excite makes no warranties with regard to any of the following in connection with the Services:
If any dispute arises between Excite and any user of the Services in relation to the use of the Services, Excite and such user agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo Summary Court or the Tokyo District Court in the first instance, and that such dispute shall be governed by laws of Japan.
Excite Japan Co., Ltd. (hereafter "Excite") is constantly working to improve the functionality and reliability of all the services (including, but not limited to, websites, contents, applications and other computer software that it provides on the internet; collectively, the "Services") that it provides to ensure that users ranging from beginners to existing heavy users (hereafter, the "Customers") can make use of the Services comfortably and with peace of mind. To that end, in some of the Services, Customers are requested to register (enter) their personal information described below (hereafter, the "Personal Information"). Excite may also obtain information pertaining to Customers' browsing history (hereafter, the "Browsing History Information, etc.") other than personal information ("Personal Information" and "Browsing History Information, etc." shall collectively be referred to as "Privacy Information, etc.").
For inquiries about the implementation and operation of the Excite Personal Information Protection Management System, please contact our Personal Information Protection Controller via the address provided under the "Contact" clause below. Please note that the Chairperson of our Safety Compliance Committee serves as the Personal Information Protection Controller.
Regarding Personal Information
The term "Personal Information" means information about an individual that can identify the specific individual by name, date of birth, address or other description, or a number, symbol or other code assigned to each individual (including, but not limited to telephone numbers, etc.), or image or sound that identifies the individual, contained in such information (including information that can be compared with other information and thereby identify the specific individual).
Regarding Browsing History Information, etc.
The term "Browsing History Information, etc." means browsing history information and psychographic information, etc., other than Personal Information, including information regarding a Customer's IP address, cookie information, webpages viewed or searched, Services used, search keywords searched, methods of use, usage environment, postal code, gender, occupation, age, location information and identification information of terminals.
Regarding Acquisition and Use of Personal Information
In cases such as when a Customer obtains an ID, etc. issued by Excite for the purpose of using the Services, makes use of the Services or agrees to respond to a survey, the Customer may be requested to provide his/her Personal Information.
Excite will use Customers' Personal Information mainly for the following objectives:
Regarding Acquisition and Use of Browsing History Information, etc.
Excite will request Customers for their Browsing History Information, etc., or automatically receive such information from Customers' browsers or terminals, and records such information on a server.
Excite will use Customers' Browsing History Information, etc. mainly for the following objectives:
Regarding Sharing and Disclosure of Privacy Information, etc.
In no circumstances shall Excite sell or lease Customers' Privacy Information, etc. to any third party separately from the provision of the Services.
Excite may disclose Privacy Information, etc. to a third party in the following cases:
Regarding Cookies, etc.
Regarding Security of Privacy Information, etc.
When Excite determines that the protection of data is necessary, it sends data via Service Socket Layer (SSL), an industry standard for encryption.
Excite protects Customer registration information by means of secret questions, answers and passwords. Customers should take responsibility for looking after the safety of their own passwords. For customers who use charged services in the Services, their credit card numbers and other registered information are protected by "billing passwords." The billing password is different from the usual password for logging into the Services. The billing password is necessary when a customer changes or cancels his/her charged service plan. Customers should take responsibility for looking after the safety of their own passwords.
Regarding Protection of Privacy Information, etc. by Third Party Companies
In some cases, third party companies that are linked to from Excite's website may obtain Customer information through their services or offer for prizes, or when they conduct sales promotion activities. Excite accepts no obligation or responsibility with regard to the protection of Customers' Privacy Information, etc. by these third party companies.
Regarding Disclosure, etc. of Personal Information
In the case of the disclosure, correction of content, addition or deletion, suspension of use and stoppage of provision to third parties of Personal Information provided to Excite by a Customer (hereafter, the "Disclosure, etc."), a Customer should click here to contact us. Please note that such requests may only be made when measures equal to or more effective than the Disclosure, etc. are not available through the registration information webpage etc. regarding the Services. Please also note that the provisions on the Disclosure, etc. in this paragraph do not apply to Browsing History Information, etc.
When we receive a request as described above, detailed instructions as to how to make such a request and an "Application for Inquiry about Personal Information" will be sent to the requesting Customer for him/her to fill out. From the viewpoint of preventing the leakage of Personal Information, Excite will conduct the Disclosure, etc. for the Customer's Personal Information within a reasonable period of time only when we are able to verify the identity of the requesting Customer. Please note that we may ask the requesting Customer to provide us with the personal identification documents below.
<Personal identification documents>
Request made by the principal: a copy of his/her driver's license, passport or medical insurance card Request made by a proxy: a copy of either of the above and a letter of proxy or an official document to certify the power of attorney and the proxy's personal identification documents
Please note that the Disclosure, etc. of the Personal Information provided by the Customer to Excite may only be made with regard to the following:
For any questions or claims regarding the protection of Personal Information by Excite, a Customer should click here to contact the Manager of Personal Information at Excite.
Regarding Certified Personal Information Protection Organization
Excite is accredited by the "PrivacyMark Promotion Center Personal Information Protection and Claims Desk" of JIPDEC, a certified personal information protection organization.
Name of Certified Personal Information Protection Organization and Contact Information
Contact point: Personal Information Protection and Claims Desk
Address: Roppongi First Building, 9-9 Roppongi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0032 Japan
Telephone number: +81-3-5860-7565 +81-120-700-779
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Established: April, 2004
Revised: October 15, 2010
Revised: December 26, 2011
Revised: April 1, 2012
Last revised: June 1, 2012
Excite Japan Co., Ltd.
Kiyoshi Imagawa, CEO