HARAKENZO WORLD PATENT & TRADEMARK (hereinafter referred to as “FIRM”) in order to comply with the Act on Protection of Personal Information (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information Protection Law”) and other related laws and acts, the FIRM shall stipulate as follows the handling of personal information (hereinafter referred to as “Privacy Policy”) in the Website provided by the FIRM and endeavor to appropriately protect personal information.

Article 1: Definitions

  •  The term “personal information” as used in this Privacy Policy means personal information as set forth in Article 2(1) of the Personal Information Protection Law (Act on Protection of Personal Information; Act No. 57 of 2003). For example, the following pieces of information are included.
    • Name and title
    • Address
    • Telephone number
    • Email address
    • Fax number
    • Date of birth
    • Age
    • Gender
    • Additional information that is entered by users on the form provided by the FIRM
  • The FIRM may collect information on the status of access to this Website and on how this Website is used. The information herein refers to the following information (hereinafter this information and said information stipulated in the preceding clause are collectively referred to as “personal relevant information, etc.”)
    • Terminal information
    • Log information
    • Cookie (which is a file which contains information (such as the access date and time) of the user who visited the website and is temporarily saved in the user’s browser. The website administrator cannot grasp personal information stipulated in the preceding clause from Cookies set in “this Website“.)
    • ID
    • Location information

Article 2: Purpose of use, etc.

  • Purpose of use of personal relevant information, etc.
    The FIRM will use personal relevant information, etc. acquired by the FIRM through this Website to the extent required for the following purposes.
    • Legal services concerning patents, utility models, designs, trademarks and other intellectual properties, and services associated therewith
    • Client management
    • Provision of information pertaining to intellectual property services, such as invitation to lectures or seminars by the FIRM and provision of up-to-date information, and sending of greetings
    • Analysis and improvement of this Website stipulated in Article 3
    • Other services necessary for the purpose and execution of the business
  • Proper acquisition and use of personal relevant information, etc.
    The FIRM will not use personal relevant information, etc. acquired in connection with the use of this Website for any purpose other than the purposes set forth in the preceding clause.

Article 3: Regarding Google Analytics

The FIRM uses Google Analytics on the this Website platform for the purpose of analyzing and improving the website. Google may set Cookies on browsers in use to collect data, or may read existing Cookies. In addition, web browsers using the this Website service automatically transmit particular non-personal information (such as web addresses or IP addresses of accessed pages) to Google.

The FIRM may use those pieces of information for purposes such as ascertaining the use status, improving the website, or announcing the use status or improvement status.

Google and the website administrator will process those data for said purposes and in said manners.

The methods for collecting and using access information by Google are stipulated in the Google Analytics Terms of Service and the Google Privacy Policy.

Article 4: Safety management of personal relevant information, etc.

The FIRM shall safely manage personal relevant information, etc. to prevent leakage of, loss of, or damage to the personal relevant information, etc. In addition, the FIRM shall take the following measures for the safety management.

  • Establishment of security
  • Appropriate management and supervision of employees

Article 5: Provision of personal relevant information, etc. to third party

The FIRM shall not provide personal relevant information, etc. to any third party without obtaining the prior consent of the applicable person, except for cases as provided for in the Personal Information Protection Law or other relevant laws and acts.

Article 6: Disclosure/correction of personal relevant information, etc.

Upon request for disclosure, correction, deletion, or the like of personal relevant information, etc. of the requesting party, the FIRM will respond appropriately to the request after confirming the identity of the requesting party.

Article 7: Change of this Privacy Policy

The FIRM may change this Privacy Policy according to need.

Any changes to this Privacy Policy will be promptly indicated on the this Website.