Otome’s Way

Otome’s Way

PRIVACY POLICY

Last Updated 2013/03/26

INTRODUCTION

Otome’s Way is committed to providing a fun, safe and secure website. We are dedicated to safeguarding all personally identifiable information collected online in accordance with this Policy and to helping our visitors learn how to exercise control over personally identifiable information while exploring the Internet.

To help ensure a rewarding online experience for all visitors, we’re providing this summary of the information practices of Otome’s Way. This privacy notice governs the collection and use of information on all web sites owned and controlled by Otome’s Way including, without limitation:

http://otomesway.com

http://otomesway.com/slide/

These will henceforth be referred to collectively as our “Sites.” As our websites and services continue to expand and improve, we reserve the right to modify our practices from time to time and update said modifications here.


1. The Information We Collect

On our Sites, we do not collect personally identifiable information from our visitors unless it is voluntarily provided to us. For some activities, such as online polls or surveys, we may ask visitors to provide information such as first and/or last name, city or state of residence, age, gender, or a favorite title or character. For some other activities, such as sweepstakes or contests, participating in forums, sign-ups, chats or message boards or subscribing to any potential magazines, web sites or email newsletters or requesting us to make products, services or information available to you, we may ask visitors to provide a first and/or last name and email address.

Visitors who order merchandise or other materials from our site will be directed prior to purchase to the web site of our outside e-commerce partner, where they will be required to provide their full name, billing and mailing addresses, email address, telephone number and a credit card number. If the order is being shipped to a third party, we will also need the recipient’s name and mailing address may be collected by us and/or our third party e-commerce partner. For specific one-time requests we receive from visitors, email addresses are collected and used only in connection with the specific one-time request. For example, for sweepstakes and contests, email addresses are collected for the purpose of entering online sweepstakes or contests and are used to notify winners of the sweepstakes or contest by email.

When visitors come to our Sites, we automatically collect some non-personally identifiable information such as the type of computer operating system (e.g., Windows 7 or Mac OS) and browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome) being used, and the domain name of the Internet service provider (e.g., Time Warner, Comcast).

2. Cookies, Web Beacons and Opt-Outs

Our Sites use a software technology called cookies. Cookies are small text files that we place in visitors’ computer browsers to store their preferences. Cookies themselves do not contain any personally identifiable information. Although cookies could enable us to relate a visitor’s use of this web site to personally identifiable information that the visitor has provided, such as an email address, we do not use cookies for this purpose. We do use cookies to determine analytics, such as how many visitors we have and how often they visit various sections of our Sites.

Web beacons are small pieces of code placed on a web page to track or monitor the behavior and collect data about the visitors viewing a web page. For example, web beacons can be used to count the users who visit a web page or to deliver a cookie to the browser of a visitor viewing that page. We may use web beacons on this site from time to time for this and other purposes.

Users who apply for such services may receive site notifications, newsletters, or other information via email. Users may remove themselves from such services at their discretion at any time. Any email sent to an opt-out list will include directions for how a user may remove him or herself from the list or a URL where the user may find such directions.

In cases where users voluntarily and publicly disclose personally identifiable information on our Sites, such personally identifiable information will be available to other visitors to our Sites. An example of such a disclosure includes, but is not limited to, a user’s disclosure of personally identifiable information as part of a message posted to a public message forum. We cannot be responsible for personally-identifiable information that you choose to post or disclose on our Sites, and encourage you to use discretion in sharing any information on our Sites.

3. Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites, Sponsors and Ad Servers

Our site contains links to other sites, including those of sponsors, licensees, partners, vendors and advertisers (collectively Third Party Sites), whose information practices may be different from ours. Sometimes these sites might conduct contests or sweepstakes that are promoted by us or on our Sites. VISITORS SHOULD CONSULT THESE THIRD PARTY SITES’ PRIVACY NOTICES AND POLICIES, SINCE THESE SITES ARE NOT COVERED BY OUR PRIVACY POLICY AND MAY FOLLOW DIFFERENT PROCEDURES.

Additionally, we and Third Party Sites may use third parties to serve or to present the ads that appear on our site and to conduct research about the advertisements. These third party ad servers may use cookies, web beacons, clear.gifs or similar technologies to help present such advertisements, and to help measure and research the effectiveness of advertisements or other material. The use of these technologies by these third party ad servers is subject to their own privacy policies and is not covered by our privacy policy.

4. Security

We have put in place reasonably appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures in an effort to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security, and correctly use the information we collect online.

We are particularly sensitive to visitors’ security concerns regarding the use of credit cards to purchase products over the Internet. For orders placed on or through our e-commerce sites, a technology is used that automatically encrypts credit card data while information is being transmitted over the Internet, provided that the visitor’s browser supports the Secure Socket Layer protocol (SSL).

To verify the security of your connection, check the outside corners of your browser window or the page where personally identifiable information is provided for e-commerce (such as the check-out or shopping cart pages). If you see an unbroken or a closed lock, then SSL is active and the server is secured by SSL. You may also check by looking at the URL line of your browser.

5. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our privacy policy and/or practices, please contact us at the following email address, mailing address and telephone number:

Otome’s Way Production
Minami Aoyama 2-29-9-506
Minato-ku, Tokyo JAPAN 107-0062
Phone: +81-03-3404-0038
Fax: +81-03-3796-8805
Email: info@otomesway.com

6. Updates

From time to time, we may update this privacy notice. The date of the last update to this privacy policy can be found at the top of this page. We will notify users about material changes to our management of personally identifiable information by posting a revised policy on our Site. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it, and to whom we disclose it.

Copyright ©2013 Otome’s Way Production: All respective rights reserved.

Questions?

Drop us a line by e-mail or give us a call/visit us in person at:
  • Sakura Shin-machi 1-17-10, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo-to, 154-0015
  • Phone: +81-03-3425-9988
  • Fax: +81-03-3425-8989