We collect and use certain personal information submitted by a number of people through the process of selling our magazines, books and other merchandise and providing data via the Internet. Meanwhile as a member of news media, Nikkei BP is in a position to report on and increase public awareness for the significance of personal information protection and the risks of information leakage. We are keenly aware of the role as media house as well as the responsibility to set strict and appropriate control systems for protecting all personal information submitted to us.
President & CEO
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
Nikkei BP handles personal information collected for news stories according to the following policy.
The Article 50 under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan stipulates that the provisions of “Obligations of the businesses handling personal information and other matters” shall not apply to personal information collected “for the purpose of utilizing for news stories”. The Article 35 of the aforementioned law also defines that the competent Minister shall not exercise its authority with respect to the act of business operator handling personal information to provide a business operator mentioned in the Article 50 (which includes news media) with personal information. Accordingly, the cases of news coverage are exempted from the provisions under the Article 23 which stipulates “A business operator handling personal information shall not provide personal data to a third party without obtaining the prior consent of the person”. Therefore, if an interviewed company provides personal data to news media, it does not constitute the breach against the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan.
We may change your registered personal information in case there are changes in the information that may affect the delivery of our merchandise or our invoicing, such as the name of municipality, postal code, name of financial institution or the expiration date of your credit card.
We may relate your personal information to other information that Nikkei BP and its group companies administer. For example, we may compare your personal information with information in our periodicals administration system to see if you are our subscriber.
Without your express permission, we will not disclose your registered personal information to a third party.
Even when we are sending you information from companies/organizations other than Nikkei BP and its group companies that we believe to be of value to you, we will not disclose or provide your personal information to such companies/organizations without your permission.
In the cases that you requested other companies/organizations, via Nikkei BP, to provide information or services; or if you are buying merchandise, making applications, making contacts, asking for intermediation from such companies/organizations; or if you have applied for attendance to exhibitions or seminars that are related to other companies/organizations; or if you requested Nikkei BP to obtain information from our advertisers on your behalf, we may disclose and provide your personal information to such companies/organizations.
We may share your personal information with financial institutions when settlement of payment is required after you placed an order for merchandise or used a paid service. The purpose is to confirm your bank account or the validity of your credit card. We may disclose your personal information when we are obliged to do so by law, or when we have reason to believe that your personal information is necessary to protect and defend the rights/properties/security of you and Nikkei BP.
We handle your personal information that we collect in a secure manner under our compliance program and under strict administration.
From time to time we may decide to entrust a third-party company, which we deem to be trustworthy and with whom we have signed a confidentiality agreement, to administer your personal information. In such cases as well, your personal information will be protected under the compliance program of Nikkei BP.
We administer your personal information as accurately as possible and in the most up-to-date manner. Upon your request, you can access to, and add, correct, update or remove your personal information from our database. Please note, however, that we may not be able to provide some of our products and services if you remove your personal information.
To correct and update your registered information regarding delivery of our periodicals, please contact Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services (phone: 03-5696-1111, Mon-Fri 9:00-17:00 on weekdays only) or use the inquiries page of our website.
To correct, update or remove your registered information regarding Nikkei BP Passport Service (e-mail news services, membership web services) which is one of our membership services, please visit the member exclusive page.
Regarding other merchandise and services, please follow the individual instructions.
Some of our websites offer chat rooms, forums, message boards, news groups, comment posting and e-mail exchange services. Please note that any information that you disclose at your own will in these areas will become public information.
Our websites have links to other third-party sites. Please note that we cannot bear the responsibility for protection of your personal information or for the content on such linked websites.
Mr. Nobuyuki Tanaka
Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
1-17-3, Shirokane, Minato-ku
Tokyo 108-8646 Japan
When you visit Nikkei BP’s websites and internet services, we may automatically collect your non-personal data stored automatically in the log files with help of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses, cookies, web beacons and other mechanisms. The types of automatically collected data are; browsing history on our web pages and contents, browsing time per web page, types/versions of your browser and computer OS, screen sizes, referrers, and mouse trajectories. We may use such information mainly for analyzing trends of traffic to our websites, identifying and solving problems occurred on our web servers, and better managing our websites and online services.
Some of Nikkei BP websites and e-mail services in HTML format may use a tracking technology called “web beacon” in combination with cookies and other mechanisms. Web beacons are used to collect data on traffic to our websites.
We use, in part, measuring systems from third-party companies in order to manage our websites or to measure the traffic. Some advertisements that are shown on our websites or in our e-mail magazines may use, in part, ad distribution servers of third-party companies.
You can change the setting of your browser to disable the cookie function at your own responsibility. If you turn off the cookie feature, however, you may not be able to access some or all services provided on Nikkei BP websites. You may also have to see the same advertisement repeatedly on your computer monitor.
For more information on how to disable the cookie function, please visit here.
Nikkei BP may share your personal information among our group companies.
All personal information collected by Nikkei BP may be used and shared within our
group. Our group companies, however, will use only the minimum items of
personal data that are essential for their business activities.
Your personal data may be used and shared only among Nikkei BP group
Nikkei BP group companies use your personal information in accordance with the purpose of usage stated under Nikkei BP’s “Personal Information Protection Policy” and “About Personal Information Collection”. We will not provide any personal information collected by Nikkei BP to any third party.
Nikkei BP Personal Information Administrator
For more information, please contact Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services at the
Your personal data used and shared among our group companies are information collected by Nikkei BP via the Internet, post card, fax and other means.
Nikkei BP Fulfillment Services, Customer Support
Address: Japan Post, Kasai Branch P.O. Box No. 20, zip code 134-8729
If you have any questions or concerns regarding our policy on shared use of personal information, please click here