Japanize! is an online comprehensive platform that provides recommendations for accommodations and anything that makes your trip the best experience. Our website and related tools (collectively, our “Website”) are Japanize! property, which is owned and operated by Widsley Inc.
None of the changes are retroactive.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
Personal information is the data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.
Here ara some examples of the types of personal infomtaion Japanize! may collect and how we may use it.
What personal information we collect
When you create an account with Japanize!, making a reservation, subscribe a newsletter and filling out a form to contact with Japanize!, we may collect a variety of information, including your name, mailing address, phone number emailaddress and contact preferences.
When you make a reservation for someone else throgh Japanize!, you will need to submit that individual’s personal information. You must obtain the consent of other individuals prior to providing us with their personal information, as any access to view or modify their informtaion will be available only through your account.
How we use your personal information
The personal information we collect allows us to keep you posed on Japanize!’s latest information, featured events and great deals announcements. If you don’t want to be on our mailling list, you can opt out anytime by updating your preferences.
We also use personal information to personalize your experience and allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
We may use your personal informtaion to send important notices, such as updating our policy and communications about making a reservation. Because this information is important to your interaction with Japanize!, you may not opt out of receiveing these communications.
We may also use personal information for internal purposes such as auditing, data analysis, and research to improve Japanize!’s service and customer communications and to quickly process your transactions.
Collection and use of Non-Personal Information
We also may periodically obtain both personal and non-personal information about you from affiliated entities, business partners and other independent third-party sources and add it to other information about you.
The following are some examples of non-personal information that we collect and how we may use it.
- We may collect information such as contact information and demographic information when you visit Japanize! by clicking through from site operated by one of our business partners and you have registered with that partner, then information about you that you have provied to that partner will be shared with us.
We may also collect informtaion such as your username, password and potential future partners to improve and personalize your use of our Website in accordance with the practices outlined in this section and Policy when you access third party services, such as social media services, through our Website or before coming to our Website.
We may collect and store details of how you use our services, including search queries, sesstion data, your IP address, Web browser software and referring website and your computer device. This information may be used to understand the interests and preferences of our users and customize your user experience.
If we do combine non-personal information with personal information the combined information will be treated as personal information for as long as it remains combined.
Cookies and Other Technologies
To help us customize the content, experience, and advertisements provided to you on our websites and on other websites across the Internet. For example, when you access a web page, a cookie is automatically set by us, our service providers, or our partners to recognize your browser as you navigate on the Internet and to present you with information and advertising based on your apparent interests. See Display of Advertising/Your Choices for more information about our online advertising practices and your choices.
To help measure and research the effectiveness of features and offerings, advertisements, and email communications (by determining which emails you open and act upon).
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers should tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable most types of cookies. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies, you may not be able to access many of the travel tools offered on our sites.
Our sites also may use Web beacons (also known as clear gifs, pixel tags or Web bugs), which are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, that are placed in the code of a Web page. We use Web beacons to monitor the traffic patterns of users from one page within our sites to another, to deliver or communicate with cookies, to understand whether you have come to our site from an online advertisement displayed on a third-party website, and to improve site performance. We also may allow our service providers to use Web beacons to help us understand which emails have been opened by recipients and to track the visitor traffic and actions on our site. This helps us measure the effectiveness of our content and other offerings.
Display of Advertising / Your Choices
Data collected to serve you with relevant advertising
Japanize! and its affiliated websites are committed to providing you with relevant content and information across our sites. To do this, we may collect information about your travel-related searches and other site activities, such as whether you are looking for airline flights or hotels, and use this information to serve you with ads on our sites or elsewhere online that match your apparent interests. We do not share your personal information (such as email addresses) with unaffiliated third parties so they can serve you with advertisements. You can choose not to receive relevant online advertising on other websites, based on your travel-related searches on Japanize! by clicking here.
Data collected by business partners and ad networks to serve you with relevant advertising
Many of the advertisements you see on the Japanize! family of sites are served by Japanize! or its service providers. But we also allow third parties to collect information about your online activities through cookies and other technologies. These third parties include (1) business partners, who collect information when you view or interact with one of their advertisements on our sites, and (2) advertising networks, who collect information about your interests when you view or interact with one of the advertisements they place on many different websites on the Internet. The information gathered by these third parties is used to make predictions about your characteristics, interests or preferences and to display advertisements on our sites and across the Internet tailored to your apparent interests.
Response to Do Not Track signals
Your web browser may transmit a “Do Not Track” (“DNT”) signal to Japanize! and other websites. Because of differences in web browsers’ default settings and the manner in which browsers incorporate DNT signals, it is sometimes unclear to site operators whether site visitors have selected the DNT setting themselves, or whether they are aware that they have a choice in determining the setting. Japanize! does not currently respond to DNT signals. Once the Internet industry has settled on standards related to this issue and Japanize! recognizes such standards, we may reevaluate this approach.
How we use your information
If you have signed up as the owner or manager of a vacation rental, or listed your vacation rental property in our Destination Resources section, we will send you email messages at the email address you provide to us.
Please review "Your choices with respect to the collection and use of your information" below.
Disclosure to Third Parties
Japanize! may share your information with the following entities:
Third-party vendors who provide services or functions on our behalf, including business analytics, payment processing, customer service, marketing, public relations, distribution of surveys or sweepstakes programs, and fraud prevention. We may also authorize third-party vendors to collect information on our behalf, including, for example, as necessary to operate features of our Website or to facilitate the delivery of online advertising tailored to your interests. Third-party vendors have access to and may collect information only as needed to perform their functions and are not permitted to share or use the information for any other purpose.
Service provider who creates our Website, Widsley Inc. will store all your informtaion with a maximun protection and may share the informtaoin with our future web service which is only provided by Widlsey Inc.
Business partners with whom we may offer products or services in conjunction. You can tell when a third party is involved in a product or service you have requested because their name will appear either with ours or separately. If you choose to access these optional services, we may share information about you, including your personal information, with those partners. Please note that we do not control the privacy practices of these third-party business partners. The Japanize! is connected to Booking.com for the accommodation booking service. For the better and easier environment for this connection, we pass the user name and its email address into parameter and input automatically.
Referring Websites If you were referred to Japanize! from another website, we may share your registration information, such as your name, email address, mailing address, telephone number and travel preferences, about you with that referring website. We have not placed limitations on the referring websites’ use of personal information and we encourage you to review the privacy policies of any website that referred you to Japanize!.
Social Media Services You can choose to access certain third party social media websites and services through our site (such as Facebook). When you do so, you are sharing information with those sites, and the information you share will be governed by their privacy policies. You may also be able to modify your privacy settings with these third party social media websites.
To comply with legitimate and enforceable subpoenas, court orders, or other legal process; to establish or exercise our legal rights; to defend against legal claims; or as otherwise required by law. In such cases we reserve the right to raise or waive any legal objection or right available to us.
In connection with a corporate transaction, such as a divestiture, merger, consolidation, or asset sale, or in the unlikely event of bankruptcy.
If you choose to create a profile on Japanize!, certain information in your profile will be publicly viewable and identifiable via your screen name. You will have the ability to view your profile as members of the public will see it. Additionally, if you choose to participate in our member-to-member communications programs, other Japanize! members may contact you by using Japanize! as an intermediary; however, Japanize! will not share your email address with any other members nor display it any public manner. All Japanize! members have the option to turn off the member-to-member communication features at any time.
Other than as set out above, you will be notified when personal information about you will be shared with third parties, and you will have an opportunity to choose not to have us share such information.
We also may share aggregate or anonymous information with third parties, including advertisers and investors. For example, we may tell our advertisers the number of visitors our Website receives or the most popular hotels and vacation destinations. This information does not contain any personal information and is used to develop content and services we hope you will find of interest.
Access to Personal Information
We take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is relevant to its intended use, accurate, and complete. You can access and update your contact information by visiting profile page on the Japanize! Website. You can close your Japanize! account by contacting us. We will send you an email to confirm your request. Please note that after you close an account, you will not be able to sign in or access any of your personal information. However, you can open a new account at any time. Please also note that we may retain certain information associated with your account in our archives, including for analytical purposes as well as for recordkeeping integrity.
Your choices with respect to the collection and use of your information
As discussed above, you can choose not to provide us with any information, although it may be needed to take advantage of certain features offered on Japanize!.
You also can add or update information and close your account as described above. If you decide to close your Japanize! account, we will deactivate your account and remove your profile information from active view. Please note, however, that we may retain in our files some information associated with your account and past transactions for purposes including backups, fraud prevention, dispute resolution, investigations, and compliance with legal requirements.
As a registered Japanize! member, you can modify your email subscription choices at any time on the Profile page. Whether registered as a Japanize! member or not, you also will be given the opportunity to unsubscribe from promotional messages in any such email we send. Please note that we reserve the right to send you other communications, including service announcements, administrative messages, and surveys relating either to your Japanize! account, without offering you the opportunity to opt out of receiving them.
Email Communications. Japanize! wants to make it easy for you to take advantage of travel-related opportunities on our Website. One way we do this is by sending you email messages that contain information about your apparent travel-related interests. For example, if you search for a flight to New York, or New York hotels or reviews on Japanize!, we may send you an email message reminding you about special airfare or hotel offers in New York. Similarly, if you receive an email about New York travel and demonstrate an interest in New York hotels, flights, or local travel reviews by affirmatively clicking on a link about New York hotels in the email, you may receive an email about New York hotel or flight offers. We believe these email messages will provide you with useful information about travel-related special offers available through our sites. Please note that you will have the opportunity to choose not to receive these email messages in any such email we send.
The Help portion of the toolbar on most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or how to disable cookies altogether. Please note that if you refuse to accept cookies from Japanize!, you will not be able to access portions of our site.
Protection of Personal Information
We want you to feel confident about using Japanize!, and we are committed to protecting the information we collect. While no website can guarantee security, we have implemented appropriate administrative, technical, and physical security procedures to help protect the personal information you provide to us. For example, only authorized employees are permitted to access personal information, and they only may do so for permitted business functions. In addition, we use encryption when transmitting your personal information between your system and ours, and between our system and those of the parties with whom we share sensitive information, and we employ firewalls and intrusion detection systems to help prevent unauthorized persons from gaining access to your information.
Japanize! is a general audience site and does not offer services directed to children. Should an individual whom we know to be a child under age 13 send personal information to us, we will delete or destroy such information as soon as reasonably possible.
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