-- Your privacy is critically important to us.
- Website Visitors
Like most website operators, FIRST STEP JAPAN collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. FIRST STEP JAPAN's purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how FIRST STEP JAPAN's visitors use its website. From time to time, FIRST STEP JAPAN may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
FIRST STEP JAPAN also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on https://www.firststep-jp.com/ blog posts. FIRST STEP JAPAN only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below.
- Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to FIRST STEP JAPAN's websites choose to interact with FIRST STEP JAPAN in ways that require FIRST STEP JAPAN to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that FIRST STEP JAPAN gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at https://www.firststep-jp.com/ to provide a username and email address.
The security of your Personal Information is important to us, but remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
- Links To External Sites
We have no control over, and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party sites, products or services.
- https://www.firststep-jp.com/ uses Google AdWords for remarketing
You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings or permanently using a browser plugin.
- Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
FIRST STEP JAPAN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on FIRST STEP JAPAN's behalf or to provide services available at FIRST STEP JAPAN's website, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using FIRST STEP JAPAN's website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. FIRST STEP JAPAN will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, FIRST STEP JAPAN discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when FIRST STEP JAPAN believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of FIRST STEP JAPAN, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of https://www.firststep-jp.com/ and have supplied your email address, FIRST STEP JAPAN may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what's going on with FIRST STEP JAPAN and our products. We primarily use our blog to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. FIRST STEP JAPAN takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
- Aggregated Statistics
FIRST STEP JAPAN may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its website. FIRST STEP JAPAN may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, FIRST STEP JAPAN does not disclose your personally-identifying information.
- Affiliate Disclosure
This site uses affiliate links and does earn a commission from certain links. This does not affect your purchases or the price you may pay.
To enrich and perfect your online experience, FIRST STEP JAPAN uses "Cookies", similar technologies and services provided by others to display personalized content, appropriate advertising and store your preferences on your computer.
Those who engage in transactions with FIRST STEP JAPAN – by purchasing FIRST STEP JAPAN's services or products, are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, FIRST STEP JAPAN collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor's interaction with FIRST STEP JAPAN. FIRST STEP JAPAN does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
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