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Privacy Policy

1.Basic premise

At the Public Relations Office of the Cabinet Office (hereinafter referred to as "the Office"), we are collecting information from everyone using JapanGov, the Official Website of the Government of Japan (hereinafter referred to as "the website") in areas necessary to the smooth operation of the services (such as information provision, the delivery of information about the website and the solicitation of opinions) provided by the website. Information acquired will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purposes of use.

2.Scope of information acquisition

(1) We automatically collect and store Internet domain names, IP addresses, MIN (Mobile Identification Number) only used at the "Contact us" corner, information about access to the website (i.e., the date and time you access the website and the pages you visit) and so on. Use of cookies (information transmitted from the server to the user's browser and stored on the user's computer in order for the server to identify users) is limited to the purposes to figure out the accurate number of accesses and to improve convenience of the browser display function.
(2) At the "Contact us" corner, we ask you to write in with your comments. We also ask you to register, optionally, your heading, e-mail address, gender and country you live in.

3.Purposes of use

(1) The information acquired in 2. (1) will be used as a reference for the smooth operation of the service provided by the website.
(2) The comments collected in 2. (2) will be used as a reference in future policymaking. Email addresses will be used to reply to. Other optional items will be used as reference information.

4.Limitations on use and provision

At the Office, except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, the information acquired will not be used by ourselves for any purposes other than those described in 3., nor will it be provided to any third party. However, statistical information regarding access to the website or information on users' attributes may be made public.

5.Measures to ensure security

The Office is taking the measures necessary to manage acquired information appropriately to prevent the leakage, loss or destruction of acquired information. The operation of the website may be contracted out, in which case the contractor will take necessary measures necessary to manage acquired information appropriately to prevent the leakage, loss or destruction of acquired information.

6.Scope of application

This privacy policy applies only to the website. Responsibility for the handling of the information of other ministries and agencies lies with the respective organizations.

7. Notice

Please note that when visiting websites with "Like" buttons and other features operated by certain social networking services, certain information, such as the identification code that the service provider has attributed to you or the URL of the page you are viewing, may be automatically sent from the website to the service provider in question, regardless of whether you click the "Like" button or interact with any other features on the site.
For third-party services, including social media, used by this website, please review the privacy policies on the websites of these third-party providers.