Our Privacy Police:

QCIC is a privacy-conscious organization and is strongly committed to your right to privacy.

We have detailed this privacy statement to demonstrate our commitment to customer privacy. Privacy in our organization and our services is extremely important to us.

As QCIC is a repository for important information for our customers, we have set out this Statement as a means to communicate our information gathering and dissemination practices.

We reserve the right to change this Statement and will provide notification of the change at least thirty (30) business days prior to the change taking effect.

The Privacy Statement below follows the guidelines set by the Privacy Protection Act and is in accordance with international data protection legislation.

By providing us with your information and visiting this website or using QCIC’s services, you accept and consent to QCIC’s use of such data as described in this Privacy Statement.

Should you have questions however, feel free to direct these to our attention at japan@qcic.jp.

While we do collect information on customers in the course of offering, arranging and providing our services, we take measures to ensure the privacy and confidentiality of that information, particularly “customer-identifiable” data that an individual or client company reasonably expects to be kept private.

Customer-identifiable information is data that can be associated with a specific individual or entity, such as a customer’s name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and online activities.

Furthermore, we do not sell, trade or make unauthorized use of personal information.

We will not pass on any of your personal details to other organizations.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it.

The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

What information does QCIC collect, and how do we use it?

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Instances in which QCIC collects information about you or your company include:

Information we need to provide services to you

In the course of doing business, QCIC routinely asks for information such as your name and contact details, including phone numbers, e-mail and physical addresses.

The nature of our services also regularly requires that we collect data related to your business and its processes.

We will not disclose this information unless we have received your express consent to do so, with the following exceptions:

We my disclose this information to our subsidiary companies and businesses under our common corporate control.

The subsidiaries and affiliated legal entities and businesses associated with QCIC that receive your information are also bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy with respect to their use and disclosure of such information.

QCIC enters into third-party business relationships with other professionals to support the delivery of some of our services.

QCIC has strict Non Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements with these partners to ensure that these partners who receive your information are also bound by the terms of this Privacy Policy with respect to their use and disclosure of such information.

We may disclose this information if compelled by law — that is, to answer a subpoena or warrant, or in response to other legal processes.

All of your information may then be transferred to and maintained on other computer networks, which may be located outside of the state, province, prefecture, country or other governmental jurisdiction in which you reside.

Please be aware that the countries in which these computer networks are located may not have privacy laws as protective as the laws in your country.

Non-personally identifiable (specific or aggregated) information used to improve our services: Apart from the information we need in order to provide services to you, QCIC may collect data that does not personally identify you as a way to monitor and improve our services and performance.

For example, when you visit a web page the uniform resource locator (URL) requested is automatically recorded, as is the time and date and the browser software being used.

Specific or aggregate information may be collected to help maintain accurate accounts, assist in marketing our products and services, and to help make our website more useful to you.

For example, our server recognizes your domain name and the pages that you visit. This data is gathered and periodically evaluated in an aggregate manner for quality control and improvement of our services, including our website.

From time to time, QCIC may provide aggregated statistical information about sales, browsing patterns and navigation techniques to reputable third parties. This is not personally identifiable information, and helps QCIC to improve the products and services we offer.

Using your contact details

We may use your contact details (e-mail address, phone number, and so on) for any purpose for which you provided it.

We may also use it to respond to feedback given about our site or services, to provide you with information you have requested, to respond to or confirm receipt of communications from you, or if we need to contact you for any reason.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year.

If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

How do we protect your personal information?

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

We employ high technology to ensure that your information is protected from unauthorized access and improper use.

We strive hard to maintain an environment free of unauthorized interference and one that is safe from manipulation or theft. These systems are periodically updated and tested to ensure an ongoing safe environment for your private data.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

QCIC rejects “spam”

“Spam” is the Internet term for unsolicited commercial e-mail. QCIC does not and has never supported or condoned this marketing practice.

Marketing e-mail from QCIC will always be opt-in/opt-out. This means that you will not receive any commercial or marketing e-mail from us unless you have met with one of our representatives or have specifically requested it.

In addition, all commercial e-mail will contain an opt-out or unsubscribe function. You can send us a message telling us you would prefer not to receive e-mail again and we will respect your wishes.

We may also send you general information about services we offer via regular mail or e-mail. Each time we do, we will give you the opportunity to opt out or unsubscribe, should you choose not to receive further communications of that type.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Privacy protection for children using the Internet

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

QCIC does not market to children or collect information online from children younger than eighteen years of age.

We also do not solicit or collect customer-identifiable information targeted at children and teenagers under eighteen, or allow anyone else to do so on the QCIC website.

External sites, preserving your online privacy and posting of personal informationQCIC has no control over the content or privacy policies of other websites we may link to, and we take no responsibility for the conduct of these companies.

Always read the Terms and Conditions section when accessing a website.

Always close your browser and log out once you have finished surfing the Internet to prevent other people from gaining access to your information and correspondence.

External sites, preserving your online privacy and posting of personal informationWe will notify you about significant changes to our Privacy Policy by placing a prominent notice on this website.

In some instances, we may also send a notice to the primary e-mail address we have for you.

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.