The Japan Times - Online Privacy Policy

The Japan Times is committed to protecting our online readers' privacy.
Conditions not covered by this policy may be covered by addendum page.

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Our policy is to partner only with reliable companies and other entities. However, we have no control over the privacy practices of other sites, even those to which we provide links from our site.
You should check the applicable privacy policy of the Web site sponsor when linking to other Web sites.

We may request that you voluntarily supply us with personal information, including your e-mail address, postal address, home or work telephone number, etc. for purposes such as correspondence or participating in online surveys.
It is our policy to request only the minimum amount of information and to never disclose personal information without making the intent of disclosure or identity of a third-party obvious.

We use our best efforts to ensure the security of personal information submitted by users.
When we collect information from our users, it is stored in an area where the general public does not have access to it.

We may share general demographics information (age, sex, location), but only with reliable clients who sponsor the voluntary collection of information, or internally for the purpose of analyzing general trends in our readership.

Handling of User Information
Any information we collect is used for its own internal purposes.
We do not use personal identifying information for any reason that is not disclosed either in this policy (or policies) or at the time the information is requested.

Any non-specific disclosures of demographics or other information will be carried out in an aggregate manner so as to shield the identities of our online readers.

Japan Times E-mail News Service

Each publishing day, The Japan Times transmits a free daily newsletter to more than 18,000 online subscribers listing our news stories from JT staff writers and contributors, Kyodo News and The Associated Press.

Users are requested to enter their e-mail address, age (range), sex and country as a precondition to receiving the daily Japan Times E-mail News Service.
This information is stored offline behind a firewall and used internally to appraise the needs of our online audience. We no longer request that E-mail News Service subscribers provide their names or cities.

We will not disclose our subscribers' e-mail addresses without permission from the user. Any analyses or representation of information collected for the Japan Times E-mail News Service will be carried out in aggregate nature, so as not to provide links between types of data.

Use of Materials

The right to download and store or output the materials in our sites is granted for the user's personal use only, and materials may not be reproduced in any edited form.
Any other reproduction, transmission, performance, display or editing of these materials by any means mechanical or electronic without the express written permission of The Japan Times is strictly prohibited.
Users wishing to obtain permission to reprint or reproduce any materials appearing on our Web site may contact us at

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