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.

Your privacy is important to Widsley Inc. So we’ve created and developed a Privacy Policy that covers what and how we collect, use, disclose, transfer, and store your information. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our privacy practices and let us know if you have any questions.


Collection and Use of Personal Information

Personal information is the data that can be used to identify or contact a single person.

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with our Website or any Japanize! affiliated company. Our Website and it’s affiliated company may share this personal information with each other and use it consistent with this Privacy Policy. They may also combine it with other information to provide and improve our service, content and advertising. You can choose not to privide informtaion to us, however some information about you is required in order for you to receive relevant offerings from Japanize! and to help you with your experience.

Here ara some examples of the types of personal infomtaion Japanize! may collect and how we may use it.

What personal information we collect
How we use your personal information

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.

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

Cookies are small data text files and can be stored on your computer’s hard drive or your Device (if your Web browser permits). Japanize!, its affiliated websites use cookies for the following general purposes:

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.

Web beacons

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.
Please note that we do not have access to or control over cookies or other technologies these third parties may use to collect information about your interests, and the information practices of these third parties are not covered by this Privacy Policy. Some of these companies are members of the Network Advertising Initiative, which offers a single location to opt out of ad targeting from member companies.

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

Japanize! uses the information we collect about you for the following general purposes: for registration and to manage your account, including to allow your access to and use of our site; to communicate with you in general, including to provide information about Japanize! and invitations from the Japanize! community; to enable us to publish your reviews, forum posts, and other content to the Japanize! community; to facilitate your booking of travel reservations; to respond to your questions and comments; to measure interest in and improve our products, services, and Website; to notify you about special offers and products or services available from us or our partners that may be of interest to you; to otherwise customize your experience with Japanize!, including customizing the ads shown to you; to solicit information from you, including through surveys; to resolve disputes or troubleshoot problems; to prevent potentially prohibited or illegal activities; to enforce our Terms of Use; and as otherwise described to you at the point of collection.
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:

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

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.

Children

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.

External links

If any part of the Japanize! Website links you to other websites, those external websites do not operate under this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you examine the privacy statements posted on those other websites to understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing personal information.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Japanize! may change or modify this Privacy Policy in the future. We will note the date that revisions were last made to this Privacy Policy at the bottom of this page, and any revisions will take effect upon posting. We will notify our members of material changes to this Privacy Policy by either sending a notice to the email address you provided to us or by placing a notice on our Website. We encourage you to check this Privacy Policy from time to time to review the most current version.

Privacy Questions

If you have questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Widsley Inc. Miki building 5F, 2-12-12 Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0002, Japan info@jnize.com

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