When you upload an image, the image is uploaded with embedded location data (EXIF GPS). Others may download and extract location data from your images.
By leaving a comment, you can choose to save your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience, so you don’t need to fill in any details when leaving another comment. These cookies remain for the last year.
When you visit the login page, your browser will create a temporary cookie to confirm that it accepts cookies. These cookies do not contain personal information and are canceled when you close your browser.
When you log in, we also set a cookie that stores your login information and saves your screen display choices. Login cookies are the last two days, and the screen options are the last one year. If you select “Remember me”, you will be logged in for 2 weeks. When you log out of your account, we will remove your login cookies.
When you edit or publish a post, we may place an additional cookie on your browser. This cookie contains no personal information and simply points to the post ID of the post you just edited.
Articles may also contain embedded content (eg videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves the same as if a user visited that other website.
Provision of Information to Third Parties
We do not provide your personal information to others or other companies or institutions. However, there are exceptions:
- When there is a request from the relevant agency for the purpose of investigation in accordance with the relevant laws
- When providing to advertisers, partners, or research organizations in a form that cannot identify specific individuals for statistical preparation, academic research, or market research
- When there is a request in accordance with the procedures stipulated in other related laws
Even when personal information is provided according to the above, we will do our best not to provide information indiscriminately against the original purpose of collection and use.
Period of retention and use of personal information and destruction
If you leave a comment, we keep the comment and its meta material indefinitely. Instead of holding it in the review queue, it automatically recognizes and approves the next comment.
For registered users, we also store the personal information you provide in your user profile. All users can view, edit or delete their personal information at any time (usernames cannot be changed). Administrators can also view and edit that information.
User’s Responsibilities and Rights
Users must prevent unexpected accidents by entering their personal information accurately and up-to-date. Users are responsible for any accidents caused by false or inaccurate information, and their right to use may be suspended or lost. The user himself/herself is responsible for maintaining the security of the ID password related to the user’s personal information. We do not directly ask users about their passwords in any way, so please be extra careful not to leak your passwords to others. In addition to the right to privacy, users also have an obligation to protect themselves and not to infringe on the information of others. Please be careful not to damage other people’s personal information, including postings. If you fail to fulfill this responsibility and damage other people’s information, you may be subject to punishment under the relevant laws and regulations. In particular, please be extra careful when connecting online in a public place.
Users who have accounts or who have left comments can request that we have a file export of the personal information they hold on to any material they provide. You may also request that we erase any personal information we hold on you. However, this does not include materials that must be kept for legal or security purposes.
Personal Information Protection Officer
In order to protect users’ personal information and handle complaints related to personal information, the person in charge of personal information management is designated as follows. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.