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Privacy policy

This website is operated by or on behalf of MARUKOME CO., LTD ("Marukome JAPAN"). This Privacy Policy outlines Marukome JAPAN's information practices regarding the website on which this Privacy Policy is posted (the "Site"). This Policy applies only to this Site, and does not apply to information which may be collected in other forums, including offline, on other websites we may host, from email messages, through banners, sweepstakes or other advertisements, or promotions that we may sponsor or participate in, including those offered on websites owned by third parties.

Use of this Site signifies agreement with the terms of this Privacy Policy. In the event you do not agree with any of the terms in this Policy, please do not use this Site or provide any personal information to us. From time to time, this Site may change, and/or our practices regarding methods to collect, use or otherwise handle personally identifiable information may change. We reserve the right to update or change this Privacy Policy at our discretion. Any changes to this Policy and/or any new policies will be posted here. It is the responsibility of the viewer to review this Privacy Policy regularly. By continued use of the Site you agree to any changes. In the event of subject change in the type of information we collect, or in the way such information is used, we will comply with any applicable laws with respect to notification of such changes, and when legally required, obtain consent for such changes.

The Information that is Collected and How it is Used

On this Site, some personally identifying information, including for example, name, address, and email address for website registration, email address for newsletter sign ups, and name, email address, is collected. Additional information, such as date of birth or your product preferences, whether during website registration or participation in a sweepstakes, contest, game, survey, questionnaire or other promotions we may offer, may also be collected.

Purposes of Use

Information collected on this Site shall be used for the reasons disclosed at the time of collection, in respond to customer request, and for our other legitimate business purposes. From time to time we may combine information that has been provided with other information we have received regarding our customers, in order to better understand our customers, and the products and services in which they may be interested. To the extent that you have provided contact information on this Site, such information may be used to send requested materials, and/or provide further information about Marukome, our products and services, or other products and services in which we believe you may have an interest. By providing us with personal information on this Site, you authorize the use of such information in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy.

Sharing Information

In the course of business, other companies may be consigned to perform a variety of functions on our behalf. Personally identifiable information regarding Site visitors may be provided in order for the other company to fulfill its obligations to Marukome. These companies perform various functions on behalf of Marukome, such as hosting our databases or websites, sending DMs, delivering products or services, or analyzing customer preferences and improve our products. In such cases, disclosure of personal information may occur (a) if required to do so by law (for example due to search warrant, subpoena or court order); (b) to a third party to which ownership of Marukome JAPAN is transferred via acquisition, merger, sale of assets or otherwise; (c) if such is deemed necessary to protect our company, a parent or affiliated company, or the Site user; or provided to (d) affiliated or related companies; (e) law enforcement personnel, or (f) trusted business partners whose products or services are considered to be of interest to you, with whom we may be offering a joint promotion or have some other joint-brand relationship. You may opt out of receiving any marketing email messages from us or from our trusted business partners as set forth below under Informational Preferences. We also may share aggregate, non-personally identifiable information about our users with advertisers, business partners, sponsors, and other third parties. (For example, we may inform a business partner of the number of men and women that entered a contest.)

Cookies and Other Passive Tracking Mechanisms

"Cookies" are small files or pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard drive when you visit a web site. The use of cookies is an industry standard and used by most web sites. Miso and Easy may use cookies or other passive tracking mechanisms like web beacons to collect information during your visit to our web sites, such as specific site areas that are visited, activities of participation on the website, IP address (the number assigned to the computer when connected to the Internet), type of Internet browser used, and type of computer operating system used. Non-personal information collected automatically (through cookies) may be combined with voluntarily-submitted, personally identifiable information. This practice allows Marukome JAPAN to keep track of items such as sweepstakes participation, email and advertising interaction levels, survey responses, online coupon redemption and other web activity, and enable us to better tailor our websites and our products to the interests and needs of our customers. Passive tracking technologies may also be used to help speed up future activities on our websites. Most browsers are initially set to accept cookies. However, a browser can be set to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent. Refusal of cookies may result in a person from being unable to visit certain areas of a website or receive personalized information when visiting the website.

Security

Marukome implements precautions to keep your personally identifying information secure to the degree which is commercially reasonable, however no security system or security procedures are 100% secure. Marukome does not guarantee the security of any information disclosed online. ANY AND ALL INFORMATION DISCLOSED ONLINE IS DONE AT ONE’S OWN RISK.

Links to Third Party Web Sites

Users are warned that they may be directed to other sites when visiting this website. This is beyond our control. Links to other websites, including links from advertisers, sponsors, and partners that may use the Marukome JAPAN family of brand or logos, may be displayed. These external websites may send their own cookies to users, or otherwise collect data or solicit personally identifiable information. Please exercise due care while surfing on the Net. Be sure to check and review the privacy policy of the linked site, which may differ from this Privacy Policy. Marukome JAPAN does not endorse, provide guarantee or representation regarding the sufficiency, accuracy or completeness of the contents or privacy policy of any third-party website which may be linked to this site.