Privacy Policy

This document is an English translation of the original version for reference purposes only. The original version is written in the Japanese language. In the case of any discrepancy between the original Japanese version and this English translation, the original Japanese version shall prevail.

Personal Information Protection Policy

Mixi Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "mixi") is a company operating mainly in the fields of Internet media services in an effort to become a company that creates new values that have never existed in the world. Mixi recognizes that, as it receives personal information from its customers in providing its services, taking great care and protecting personal information is an important social mission that mixi is expected to carry out, and based on such recognition, all of its officers and employees are committed to complying with all laws and regulations concerning the protection of personal information, guidance set out by the State and other relevant rules and norms. Furthermore, to realize the fundamental policies of mixi stated below, mixi hereby establishes its Personal Information Protection Management System in compliance with the "Personal Information Protection Management Systems - Requirements" of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) Q 15001 and declares that it will pay attention to changes in social demands at all times and improve its Personal Information Protection Management System on a continual basis with a unified effort by the entire company.

Establishment of Personal Information Protection Management System

With the recognition of the risks associated with handling personal information, including unauthorized access, loss, destruction, alteration and leakage to or of personal information, mixi will take all necessary corrective and preventive measures. Mixi also establishes and implements its Personal Information Protection Management System setting forth standards, rules, procedures and other necessary matters for the proper handling and operation of personal information.

Organizational activities to protect personal information

Mixi will conduct the following activities to implement the fundamental policies in a concrete manner:

  1. All officers and employees comply with all laws and regulations concerning the protection of personal information, guidance set out by the State and other relevant rules and norms.
  2. Mixi appoints a Chief Privacy Officer and imposes on and grants to him/her the responsibility and authority to implement and operate its Personal Information Protection Management System.
  3. Mixi appoints a Certified Privacy & Security Auditor who shall be responsible for conducting internal audits concerning the implementation and operation of measures for the protection of personal information.
  4. Mixi requests cooperation from companies and individuals with whom mixi has business in relation to the protection of personal information.
  5. The fundamental policies are published or posted on mixi's website, at the entrance of mixi's premises and on mixi's Groupware to allow everyone inside and outside mixi to access and inspect them at any time.
  6. Mixi reviews its Personal Information Protection Management System from time to time to continually improve it.

Protecting personal information

  1. Respect for individual rights

    Mixi respects individual rights related to personal information, and when you request that mixi disclose, correct, delete or suspend the use of your personal information, or submit complaints or requests for consultation concerning your personal information, mixi will respond to such request within a reasonable period to the extent it deems appropriate.

  2. Collection, use and provision of personal information

    When collecting, using and providing your personal information, mixi expressly notifies you of the purpose of use and whether or not and/or to whom your personal information will be provided, uses such information within the scope of the purpose after obtaining your consent, and take necessary measures to prevent any unintended use.

  3. Implementation of security measures

    Mixi establishes and maintains internal management rules to prevent any loss, leakage, unauthorized alteration or any other problem of or related to personal information and establishes and implements reasonable security measures.

Handling Personal Information

Mixi Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "mixi") pays the utmost attention to the management of personal information about you mixi retains.

Personal information

Personal information means information about an individual that is able to identify the specific individual by name, date of birth, or other description having the information (including the information as will verify other information easily, and thereby allow the identification of the specific individual).

Provision of personal information to third parties

Personal information about individuals who use services of mixi

  1. To provide and announce services.
  2. To request payments of a usage fee for services.
  3. To customize services and advertisements delivered to you.
  4. To send notices to you.
  5. To send campaign presents and other presents to you.
  6. To utilize it for the improvement of services and the development of new services.
  7. To prevent any use of services in a manner not in compliance with the Terms and Conditions of Use.
  8. To create statistical data processed into a form by which no specific individual can be identified.

Personal information about corporate customers

  1. To send notices necessary for business, to perform a contract and to proceed business negotiations.
  2. To manage corporate customer information.

Personal information about individuals who make inquiries to mixi

  1. To respond to inquiries.

Personal information about individuals who participate in seminars, events, etc.

  1. To operate and manage seminars, events, etc.
  2. To send notices and materials concerning seminars, events, etc.

Personal information about individuals who apply for jobs posted by mixi

  1. To provide information to, communicate with and send notices to job applicants.
  2. To make a decision to hire.

Personal information provided by employment agencies

  1. To provide information on the Company's adoption, contact us, for notification.
  2. To make a decision to hire.

Personal information provided to mixi as handling of such personal information is contracted to mixi

  1. To perform work contracted to mixi.

For the purpose of use other than those set out above, please refer to "10. Contact" section below.

Contracting out the handling of personal information

Mixi may contract out the entire or partial handling of the personal information it collects from you to a third party within the scope necessary for the achievement of the purpose of use. In this case, mixi will enter into a basic agreement concerning the entrustment of personal information or any other necessary agreement with the third party, and conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of the contractors.

Provision of personal information to third parties

Mixi may provide your account information to a financial institution through which deposits are made. If mixi provides your personal information to a third party other than the aforementioned case, it will do so only after identifying the party to whom your personal information is to be provided and the contents of your personal information to be provided and obtaining your consent, except in the following cases.

  1. Cases in which the provision of personal information is based on the laws;
  2. Cases 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 acquire the consent of the person;
  3. Cases in which the provision of personal information is specially necessary to improve public hygiene or promote the sound growth of children and in which it is difficult to acquire the content of the person, and
  4. Cases in which the provision of personal information is necessary for cooperating with a state institution, a local public body, or an individual or entity entrusted by one when executing the operations described by laws and in which acquiring the consent of the person may hinder the execution of the operations.

Disclosure of personal information

When you request the acknowledgement of the purpose of use, disclosure, correction of content, addition or deletion, stopping use, erasing, and stopping provision to the third party of your own personal information (hereinafter referred to as "disclosure, etc."), Mixi responds to such request without delay.. For specific procedures to request disclosure, etc., please refer to the "10. Contact" section below.

Disclaimer

Mixi assumes no liability in the following cases. Where:

  1. You disclose your personal information to the third party yourself using a function of services of mixi or any other means; or
  2. You are accidentally identified by the information disclosed by you on the website of services of mixi.

Use of statistical data

Mixi may, based on the personal information collected from you, create statistical data processed into a form by which no specific individual can be identified. Mixi may freely and without any restriction use such statistical data by which no specific individual can be identified.

Collection and use of attribute information, action history and other information

Mixi may collect and use information which cannot identify the specific individual including the following information in order to make existing services and advertisements more suitable for you. Furthermore, for the same purpose, mixi may provide such information to advertisers and information and service providers:

  1. Cookies, URLs and contents accessed, reference order and other action history.
  2. Sex, occupation, age and other attribute information.

Revision

Mixi may revise this "Handling Personal Information" in whole or in part. Any important change will be announced on mixi's website.

Contact

Contact for inquiries, complaints or requests for consultation regarding personal information:

[On the Web] Inquiry form

[By mail] Sumitomo Fudosan Shibuya First Tower 7 th , 1-2-20 Higashi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan 150-0011, mixi Inc., Attention: Personal Information Personnel

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