Tel & FAX:  +81-92-231-9557
Email: info@meijiacademy.com
Address:  6th Floor, Arrow Mansion Building, Watanabedori 5-1-26, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-0004 JAPAN

Privacy Policy

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Meiji Academy is committed to respecting your privacy and recognizes your need for appropriate protection and management of the personal data you provide us with. We have established this privacy policy so that you can understand the care with which Meiji Academy will treat your personal information, including how we collect, share, store, and utilize your personal data. Please carefully read our privacy policy to better understand how you can control your identity.

We use your personal data to provide and improve our services. Therefore, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy. Unless otherwise defined in this privacy policy, terms used in this privacy policy have the same meanings as in our Terms and Conditions, accessible from https://meijiacademy.com/

CALOPPA: CALIFORNIA ONLINE PRIVACY PROTECTION ACT

Strict adherence to CalOPPA

CalOPPA came into law in 2004 and covers operators of commercial websites that collect personal data. The law set a precedent as it requires website operators to post a privacy policy on their website stating exactly the information being collected and with whom it is being shared, as well as how it is being used and what for. The law’s reach has now stretched well beyond the Californian borders and is followed by nearly all countries around the world.

Because we want to establish a trusting relationship with our users, we agree to include the following clauses to our privacy policy:

• How personal data are collected
• With whom (third-parties) we share personal data
• How users can control personal data we hold about them and request changes
• How users can send opt-out request
• The effective date of our legal agreement

INFORMATION WE COLLECT

Prior to participating in one of our programs, we may ask you to provide us with some of your personal information when filling out the non-binding estimate to further help you. However, you may also visit our website anonymously.

Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:

• Email address
• First name and last name
• Phone number

Once you have been confirmed as a participant or have paid a deposit, we collect additional information from you such as:

• Passport information
• Gender
• Nationality
• Health condition

WHAT DO WE USE YOUR INFORMATION FOR?

We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our services to you.

Any of the information we collect from you may be used for:

• Processing your application
• Arranging accommodation
• Proving welfare and medical support
• Finding your host company
• Sending requests and/or questions related to our services
• Follow-up marketing purposes

We do not contact users who have not clearly indicated that they wish to be contacted by us. If you are unsure whether you indicated that you would like to be contacted by us, but do not want to receive e-mail from us, please let us know by sending us a request at info@meijiacademy.com.

HOW DO WE PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION?

The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (CFAA) makes it a crime to access and subsequently share protected information. In practice, any advice has by now come under the jurisdiction of the law due to the inter-state nature of most internet communication.

To maintain the safety of your personal information, all information you may provide us with will be stored in a secure system with strict access controls. Only a limited number of persons have special access rights, and are required to keep information confidential. However, please keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage is 100% secure, so we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

We do not provide your information to any other companies, unless they are trusted third-parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our website policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property or safety.

Once you have been accepted as a participant in one of our programs, we will not ask for your credit card information. We use three different methods of payment:

• International bank transfer
• Domestic bank transfer (within Japan)
• Flywire

DO WE USE ‘COOKIES’?

Cookies are files with small amount of data collected and sent to your browser from a website and stored on your device. Cookies enable websites to recognize the unique identifier of your device and remember your actions and certain information.

We use cookies to track the activity on our website and hold certain information. Cookies enable us to understand your preferences, hence providing you with improved services. Cookies also help us to compile data about traffic and interaction on our website, so that we can offer improved experiences to users.

Most websites use cookies, but you can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our website.

WANT TO OPT-OUT?

For instance, we use Google Analytics cookies for statistics and marketing purposes. However, users can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Settings page. Alternatively, you can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.

LINKS TO THIRD-PARTY WEBSITES

Our website may contain links to third parties websites that are not operated by us. If you click on a third party link, you will be directed to that third party’s website. We strongly advise you to review the privacy policy of every website you visit.

We have no control over and assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies or practices of any third party websites or services.

EMAIL MARKETING POLICIES

Meiji Academy strictly adheres to The Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography And Marketing act of 2003. The CAN-SPAM act is a law that establishes the rules for commercial email, gives recipients the right to have a business stop emailing them, and outlines the penalties for violations.

Because just like you we hate spam, our mailing practice strictly conforms to the CAN-SPAM Act. However, if you willingly provide us with your contact information, we will send notices from time to time.

We collect your email address in order to:

• Answer inquiries and questions
• Keep you informed of the progress of your application
• Ask for further information related to our service

Meiji Academy does not use email marketing campaign, meaning that we do not send advertising email to users. Similarly, you will not receive marketing email from third-parties.

In compliance with the CAN-SPAM Act, you can:

• Send a request to opt-out from our mailing list (honored within 10 business days)
• Clearly identify the sender
• Identify the physical address of our business

YOUR RIGHTS

You have rights regarding the personal data we hold about you. These includes:

• Access: you have the right to know what information we hold about you, and how we are using it.
• Amendment: You have the right to get the personal data we hold about you amended if you believe that it is inaccurate.
• Deletion: You have the right to ask us to delete your personal information at any time.
• Restriction: You have the right to restrict our use of your personal data in some circumstances.

You may contact us if you want to exercise any of the aforementioned right.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY

In compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we want to put parents in control, and do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our services are all directed to people who are at least 14 years old or older to protect children’s privacy and safety online.

If you think that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected personal data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.

YOUR CONSENT

By using our website, you consent to our websites privacy policy.

CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY

We may amend our privacy policy from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new privacy policy on this page.
This policy was last modified on 05/07/2018.

CONTACT US

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us:

• By email: info@meijiacademy.com
• Via our website: https://meijiacademy.com/contact-us/
• By phone: +81-92-231-9557
• By mail: Arrow Mansion Building, 6th Floor, Watanabedori 5-1-26, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, 810-0004 JAPAN

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