Privacy policy

The Next Chapter (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) has established the following privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as “this policy”) with respect to users’ personal information. This Policy is designed to provide information on how we handle personal information and how we protect such information. This policy explains what kind of personal information we collect, how we use and share it, and how users can manage their own personal information.

1. Business Information

Trade Name: The Next Chapter

Address: Ninomiya, Akiruno City, Tokyo, Japan

Representative: Saori Funayama

2. How we collect personal information

When a user registers for use, we obtain personally identifiable information such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and e-mail address.

When you submit an inquiry form or comment, we collect your name, and e-mail address.

3. Purpose of use of personal information

-To confirm your identity.

-To confirm and respond to inquiries, comments, etc.

-To distribute and send e-mail newsletters, direct mail, various notices, etc.

-To conduct campaigns, questionnaires, monitoring, interviews, etc.

-To provide, improve, develop, and market services.

-To provide personal information to affiliated businesses and organizations based on the customer’s consent or application.

-To investigate activities prohibited by the Terms of Use, etc.

-For other purposes for which the customer has given individual consent.

4. Measures for safe management of personal data

The Company shall ensure the following with respect to the management of information provided by customers. 1). Ensuring the accuracy of information. We will strive to ensure that the information provided by our customers is always accurate and up-to-date. 2). Safety Management Measures. With regard to the systematic management of personal information, we have established strict handling methods based on internal regulations and ensure that such information is handled in accordance with such regulations. 3). We ensure that personal information handling rules are strictly enforced in accordance with our regulations. 4). When outsourcing the handling of personal information to outside contractors, we only outsource to contractors that meet our requirements based on our rules and regulations, and we manage the information appropriately. 5). The Company will set a retention period for information provided by customers, and dispose of the information after the retention period. The information provided by customers will be retained for a set period of time and disposed of after the retention period. Even within the retention period, the information will be promptly disposed of when no longer needed.

5. Provision of personal data to third parties

We will not provide personal information to third parties without the consent of the customers, except as otherwise provided by laws, regulations, or guidelines. However, the consent of the customers is not required in the following cases.

– When required by law.

– When it is necessary for the protection of human life, body, or property.

– When necessary for public health or the sound development of children.

– When cooperating with the lawful activities of the government, etc. (tax investigations, statistical surveys, etc.)

6. Contact for consultations and complaints regarding the handling of personal information

When we receive a request for disclosure, correction, suspension of use, etc., we will respond to the request within a reasonable scope in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and in the manner prescribed by the Company. Please contact the following receptionist for specific information on how to do so.

Click here for inquiry.

7. SSL (Secure Socket Layer)

Our website is SSL-compatible, which encrypts communications between web browsers and web servers. Personal information such as names, addresses, and telephone numbers entered by users are automatically encrypted.

8. About cookies

A cookie is a small text file that is sent to a web server, which enables the web server to identify the user’s computer by referring to the cookie, thereby allowing the user to use the company’s website efficiently. The file sent as a cookie by our website does not contain any personally identifiable information. You can disable cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser.

9. Date of enactment and revision of the Privacy Policy

Establishment: September 11, 2023

10. Disclaimer

Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this website, the Company assumes no responsibility for any actions taken by users using the information on this website.

11. Linking to the Company’s website

You may freely establish a link to this website. However, depending on the content of the website, the Company reserves the right to refuse the establishment of a link.