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Privacy Policy of PPB International Inc.

PPB International Inc. (hereinafter referred to as “the Company”) provides a platform service on this website that provides information on cutting-edge overseas ventures (hereinafter referred to as “the Service” in conjunction with all services related to Minerva). The following privacy policy (hereinafter referred to as “this Policy”) has been set forth with respect to the handling of users' personal information on this website. This Policy is drawn up in both English and Japanese language versions. The Japanese version is the original, and the English version is for reference purposes only. In case of any dispute, the Japanese version shall prevail.

Article 1 (Personal Information)

“Personal information” means “personal information” as defined in the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (hereinafter referred to as the “Personal Information Protection Act”). Personal information relating to information about a living individual that can identify the specific individual by name, date of birth, address, telephone number, contact information, or other description, as well as information that can identify the specific individual from the information itself, such as appearance, fingerprints, voiceprint data, and the insurance number on a health insurance card (individual identification information).

Article 2 (Method of Collecting Personal Information)

When a user registers for use, the Company may ask for personal information such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and bank account number. In addition, the Company may collect transaction records and payment information, including the user's personal information, between the user and business partners of the Company and other parties (including information providers, advertisers, and ad-subscribers. Hereinafter referred to as “partners”).

Article 3 (Purpose of Collecting and Using Personal Information)

The purposes for which the Company collects and uses personal information are as follows.

  • To provide and operate the Service,
  • To respond to inquiries from users (including confirmation of the identification of the user)
  • To send users the information about new features, updates, campaigns, etc. of the services the users are using, as well as the information about other services provided by the Company,
  • To contact users as necessary for maintenance, important notices, etc.
  • To identify users who violate the terms of service or attempt to use the service for fraudulent or unfair purposes, and to refuse their use of the service
  • To allow users to view, change, or delete their own registration information, or view the status of their usage
  • To charge users for using paid services, and
  • Purposes incidental to the above purposes of use.

Article 4 (Change of purpose of use)

  • The Company may change the purpose of use of personal information only when it is reasonably deemed that the purpose of use is relevant to the purpose of use before the change.
  • In the event of a change in the purpose of use, the Company shall notify the users or publicly announce on the website the purpose of use after the change by the method specified by the Company.
  • Changes to the purposes of use other than those described above shall be subject to the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act

Article 5 (Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties)

  • Except in the following cases, the Company shall not provide personal information to third parties without obtaining the prior consent of the users. However, this excludes cases permitted under the Personal Information Protection Act and other laws and regulations.
    • When it is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the individual
    • When it is particularly necessary to improve public health or promote the sound growth of children and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the individual concerned
    • When it is necessary to cooperate with a national agency, a local government, or an individual or entity entrusted by either a national agency or local government to execute affairs prescribed by the laws, and obtaining the consent of the individual is likely to impede the execution of such affairs, or
    • When the Company has notified or announced the following matters in advance, and the Company has notified the Personal Information Protection Commission
      • The purpose of use must include provision to a third party
      • Data items provided to third parties
      • Means or method of provision to third parties
      • Discontinue the provision of personal information to third parties at the request of the individual, and
      • How to receive the person's request
  • Notwithstanding the preceding paragraph, in the following cases, the recipient of such information shall not fall under the category of the third party.
    • In case of entrusting a whole or part of the handling of personal data within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use,
    • In case of having acquired personal information accompanied with succeeding a business from another personal information handling business operator because of a merger or other reason, or
    • In cases in which personal data to be jointly utilized by a specified person is provided to the specified person, and when a principal has in advance been informed or a state has been in place where a principal can easily know to that effect as well as of the categories of the jointly utilized personal data, the scope of a jointly utilizing person, the utilization purpose for the utilizing person and the name or appellation of a person responsible for controlling the said personal data.

Articl e 6 (Measures for Security Control)

The Company shall implement measures to prevent unauthorized access by third parties, strictly manage user information obtained, and take measures to prevent loss, destruction, falsification, or leakage of user information. In addition, when user information is handled by subcontractors, the Company will take security control measures under appropriate supervision. In the event of a leakage, etc., the Company will take appropriate measures such as reporting the leakage to the Personal Information Protection Commission in accordance with laws and regulations.

Article 7 (Disclosure, Correction, etc. and Suspension of Use of Personal Information)

The users may request the disclosure, correction, addition or deletion of retained personal data (Article 16, Paragraph 4 of the Personal Information Protection Act), as well as suspension of use or deletion (hereinafter referred to as “Disclosure, etc.”) of user information in accordance with the procedures separately established by the Company in accordance with the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act. Please note that the Company may not be able to respond to users’ request if the Disclosure, etc. does not meet the requirements stipulated in laws and regulations, or if the Company is authorized by laws and regulations to refuse the Disclosure, etc. In addition, the Company may charge a disclosure fee for such requests.

Article 8 (Revise of Privacy Policy)

  • The contents of this Policy may be revised without notice to the users, except as otherwise stipulated by law or otherwise in this Policy.
  • Unless otherwise specified by the Company, the revised privacy policy shall take effect from the time it is posted on the website.

Article 9 (Contact for Inquiries, etc.)

Please direct any inquiries regarding this Policy to the following contact point.

[Contact for inquires]

E-mail address: info@pinpinbar.io

[Company information]

Company name: PPB International Inc.

Address: 2-2-6 Okubo, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

Company profile: https://pinpinbar.io/about/