Privacy Policy

Ibaraki Chuou Engei Agricultural Cooperative (hereinafter referred to as "the Company") considers the protection of customers' privacy enormously important. The Company discloses its policies on this page in order to help customers understand how it obtains, uses and protects customers' personal information on its website, "Ibaraki Chuou Engei Agricultural Cooperative" (hereinafter referred to as "the Website").

Personal information provided by customers
The Company will acquire such personal information as names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses through customers' inquiries or product purchasing. The Company may also ask for other personal information with an aim to provide the information that meets customers' requests, etc. In such a case, except for certain required information, the personal information shall be provided with the consent of the customers.

IP addresses and cookies
The Company, for the purpose of managing the Website, collects IP addresses assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet.
The IP addresses that the Company collected on its web server are only used to prevent unauthorized access, to promptly specify the cause of the problem and recover from the problem should it occur in the Company's server, and to properly and securely manage and operate the services on the Website. The Company will never use or disclose the relevant IP addresses by associating with customers' personal information.
Although the Company collects information about how customers use its services, it never uses or discloses the information by identifying the specific individuals. However, when the Company determines it is needed for protecting the Website or customers, it may identify the individual from the IP address to take appropriate measures. The Company may use cookies to realize more advanced services.
When using the Website again, cookies allow you to use the content of the Website in a more convenient manner. The Company will never infringe customer's privacy or damage customers' computers by using cookies. In the Internet browser setting, customers can disable any cookies or they can approve or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis. If you reject cookies from the Website, some parts of the site may not work properly.

Purpose of use of personal information
The purposes of use of customers' personal information are described on each page of the Website where customers are asked to fill out the relevant personal information.
The Company will never use any personal information obtained on each page beyond the purpose of use described on the relevant page.

Disclosure to a third party and secondary use
Depending on the kind of customer services requested on the Website, we may disclose customers' personal information to a third party to the extent necessary. In such cases, each time the Company receives an application for use of the services from a customer, the Company will inform the customer about the information provision to the third party to obtain the customer's consent (for example, informing relevant stores of a customer's order information when a product is purchased, or informing shipping companies of the address, name and so on, in order to send products).
Except for the above cases, the Company will not disclose customers' personal information to third parties without the customers' agreement in advance. However, the Company may disclose information without asking customers in an emergency to protect human lives and human rights; when requested by public institutions such as judicial institutions, polices, etc., in compliance with laws; or in order to comply with other laws.

Management of personal information
The Company implements stringent safety management measures in order to protect against loss or damage to customers' personal information. Furthermore, we store customers' personal information under an environment where only the chief administrators of the Website can access and implement strict security countermeasures so that the information cannot be leaked to third parties or modified from the outside.
If our company outsources tasks related to the operation of the Website or the use, control, etc., of customers' personal information, we strictly supervise and control the use of personal information by the outside company.

Liability of customers
The Website may be linked to other websites; however, you should confirm the use of personal information at the linked sites on your own.
The use of our Website is the responsibility of the customer. The Company will not assume responsibility for any damages arising out of the use of the information that a customer obtains from links to other websites by using his/her personal information.

Customer inquiries regarding personal information
For any inquiries regarding the use of personal information and reporting the change of your personal information, etc., please contact the following phone number. The Company will respond appropriately to the inquiry after checking your personal identification.
Ibaraki Chuo Engei Agricultural Cooperative +81-29-292-3303

Compliance with applicable laws and regulations and improvements
The Company complies with laws and other guidelines regarding the protection of personal information in good faith.
The Company regularly reviews the above policies and company regulations regarding personal information protection. Hence, the content may be revised. All of the revisions will be noted on this page.

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