Privacy Policy

1.Definition of Personal Information

Personal Information means “personal information” (information on a living individual that can identify a specific individual by name, date of birth or other description) as defined in the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Law No. 57 of 2003, “Personal Information Protection Act”); any email address, user ID, password, credit card details, or any other information that is used in connection with a specific individual; or interests, family composition, age, or any other attribute information about an individual that is incorporated in Personal Information. Cookies and IP address information shall be deemed to be Personal Information if those are incorporated and used together with Personal Information.

2.Proper Acquisition of Personal Information

Shift-One, Inc. ("Company") acquires Personal Information in a proper manner and shall not acquire Personal Information by deception or any other wrongful means.

3.Purpose of Utilization of Personal Information

Company shall utilize Personal Information that it acquires for the following purposes:

  1. To display your information registered with Company if you login to the Company’s website;
  2. To display your information registered with Company if you post your comment on the Company’s website;
  3. To display your information registered with Company on an input screen in order to facilitate your input of the information;
  4. To utilize your information for any other service (including a service provided by a Company’s business partner) in accordance with your instruction; or
  5. To utilize any detail of your inquiry, utilization situation of service, your contact information and any other information in order to answer your inquiry.

4.Restrictions on Utilization of Personal Information

Company shall not handle your Personal Information beyond the scope necessary for achievingthe purpose of utilization without obtaining your prior consent. Even if Company acquires your Personal Information as a result of a merger or any other instance of succession of business, Company shall not, without obtaining your prior consent, handle your Personal Information beyond the scope necessary for achieving the purpose of utilization before the succession of business. However, these restrictions shall not apply to any of the following cases:

  1. A case in which the handling of Personal Information is based on any law and regulation;
  2. A case in which the handling of Personal Information is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and in which it is difficult to obtain your consent;
  3. A case in which the handling of Personal Information is especially necessary for improving public health or promoting the sound growth of children and in which it is difficult to obtain your consent; or
  4. A case in which the handling of Personal Information is necessary for cooperating witha state organ, a local government, or any party entrusted by either of the state organ or the local government in executing the affairs prescribed by any law and regulation and in which obtaining your consent is likely to impede the execution of the affairs concerned.

5.Changes to Purpose of Utilization of Personal Information

Company shall not change the purpose of utilization of your Personal Information beyond a scope in which it is reasonably considered that the purpose of utilization after the change remains duly relevant to that before the change and shall publicly announce any change to the purpose of utilization.

6.Secure Management of Personal Information and Supervision of Employees

Company shall take necessary and proper measures to prevent leakage of, loss of, or damage to your Personal Information and to otherwise securely manage your Personal Information, and carry out necessary and appropriate supervision of its employees

7.Supervision of Entrusted Parties

If Company entrusts any party with the handling of Personal Information in whole or in part, then it shall enter into an agreement with the entrusted party that includes provisions concerning confidentiality and shall carry out necessary and appropriate supervision to ensure that the entrusted party carries out secure management of the Personal Information

8.Restrictions on Provision to Third Parties

  1. Company shall not provide your Personal Information to a third party without obtaining your prior consent, except in any of the following cases:
    1. A case in which the provision of Personal Information is based on any law and regulation;
    2. A case in which the provision of Personal Information is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and in which it is difficult to obtain your consent;
    3. A case in which the provision of Personal Information is especially necessary for improvingpublic health or promoting the sound growth of children and in which it is difficult to obtain your consent;
    4. A case in which the provision of Personal Information is necessary for cooperating witha state organ, a local government, or any party entrusted by either of the state organ or the local government in executing the affairs prescribed by any law and regulation and in which obtaining your consent is likely to impede the execution of the affairs concerned; or
    5. A case in which Company notifies you of or publicly announces the following items in advance.
      1. the fact that the provision to a third party is included in the purpose of utilization;
      2. the items of your Personal Information to be provided to a third party;
      3. the means or method of provision to a third party; and
      4. the fact that provision of your Personal Information to a third party shall be discontinued at your request.
  2. In the following cases, a party receiving Personal Information shall not be deemed to be the third party prescribed in Paragraph (a).
    1. A case in which Company entrusts any party with the handling of Personal Information in whole or in part within the scope necessary for the achievement of the purpose of utilization;
    2. A case in which your Personal Information is provided as a result of the succession of business in a merger or otherwise; or
    3. A case in which your Personal Information is utilized jointly with a specific party and inwhich such fact, the items of your Personal Information jointly utilized, the scope of the parties jointly utilizing your Personal Information, the purpose for which your Personal Information is utilized by those parties, and the name of a person responsible for the management of your Personal Information are, in advance, notified to you or made readily accessible to you.

9.Notification of Purpose of Utilization of Personal Information

If Company is requested by you to notify you of the purpose of utilization of your PersonalInformation that may lead to your identification, Company shall respond to your request without delay. However, if the Personal Information Protection Act provides a case in which Company does not need to notify you, Company shall not have an obligation to do so in such case.

10.Disclosure of Personal Information

Company shall disclose to you your Personal Information without delay if you requestdisclosure. However, Company may decide not to disclose all or part of your Personal Information in any of the following cases, and in that case Company shall notify you to that effect without delay:

  1. A case in which disclosure is likely to harm your or a third party’s life, body, property, or any other right or interest held by you or a third party;
  2. A case in which disclosure is likely to seriously impede the proper execution of Company’s business; or
  3. A case in which disclosure constitutes breach of any other law or regulation

11.Correction, etc. of Personal Information

If Company is requested by you to correct, add, or delete any detail of your Personal Information on the grounds that such detail of your Personal Information are false, Company shall, except in cases in which any special procedure is provided by any other law or regulation to correct, add, or delete it, carry out any necessary investigation without delay within the scope necessary for the achievement of the purpose of utilization and, on the basis of the results, correct, add, or delete such detail of your Personal Information and notify you to that effect. If Company decides not to correct, add, or delete such detail of your Personal Information, Company shall notify you to that effect.

12.Discontinuance of Utilization of Personal Information, etc.

  1. If Company is requested by you to discontinue utilizing or to erase your Personal Informationon the grounds that your Personal Information is being handled in a manner that exceeds the scope of the purpose of utilization specified by Company or because your Personal Information has been acquired by deception or any other wrongful means, Company shall carry out any necessary inspection without delay and, on the basis of the results, discontinue utilizing or erase your Personal Information. However, this provision does not apply in any case in which it requires excessively large costs or it is otherwise difficult to discontinue utilizing or to erase your Personal Information and in which Company takes necessary alternative measures to protect your rights and interests.
  2. If Company is requested by you to discontinue providing your Personal Information to a thirdparty on the grounds that your Personal Information is provided to a third party in violation of the Personal Information Protection Act or this Privacy Policy, Company shall carry out any necessary inspection without delay and, on the basis of the results, discontinue providing your Personal Information to a third party. However, this provision does not apply in any case in which it requires excessively large costs or it is otherwise difficult to discontinue providing your Personal Information to a third party and in which Company takes necessary alternative measures to protect your rights and interests.
  3. If Company discontinues utilizing or to erase all or part of your Personal Information asrequested in accordance with Paragraph (a) or decides not to discontinue utilizing or to erase your Personal Information, or if Company discontinues providing your Personal Information to a third party as requested in accordance with Paragraph (b) or decides not to discontinue providing your Personal Information to a third party, Company shall notify you to that effect.