Your privacy on the Internet is of utmost importance to Seicho-No-Ie (SNI). This privacy statement describes SNI’s policy concerning the gathering and sharing of visitors’ information through the SNI web site. It applies to all “SNI sites” – that is, all sites within the “www.jp.seicho-no-ie.org/” domain name. You should note that through this site you may reach or be directed to other sites that relate to SNI, such as http://www.seicho-no-ie.org/ or the sites of our national committees (the various private charities around the world whose job is to support SNI); all these sites have their own privacy statements which are similar to this one but may vary slightly. By visiting the SNI website you are accepting the practices described in this policy.
Normal website usage
In general, you can browse the SNI site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. The only information we gather during general browsing is from standard server logs. These include your IP (Internet Protocol) address, domain name, browser type, operating system, and information such as the web site that referred you to us, the files you downloaded, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits.
Collection of personally identifiable information
If you register for a newsletter, log on to certain SNI sites, request information, provide feedback, join a discussion group, or join an electronic mailing list, you will be asked to provide personal information such as your name, postal address, and e-mail address. This information is collected only with your knowledge and permission, and is kept in various SNI databases. If you are making your donation on the web, you may be asked to provide your credit card details.
For certain SNI sites, registering or supplying personal information sets a cookie. By setting this cookie, SNI will remember your details the next time you visit, so you don’t have to re-enter the information. This helps us to provide you with a better service.
Joining electronic discussion groups may mean that other participants of the discussion group (including non-SNI employees) will see personal information that you have volunteered. For open discussion groups, this information will be public.
Normal web usage
The information gathered during general browsing of the “www.jp.seicho-no-ie.org/” domain is used to analyze trends and usage of the SNI site and to improve the usefulness of the site. It is not connected with any personal information. However, if you have registered with SNI in connection with any activities on the SNI site, the information we collect about your normal web usage will be identifiable to you.
Personally identifiable information
SNI may use the personal information you provide to:
•Contact you – either in response to a query or suggestion, or to mail newsletters, documents, publications, etc. to you;
•Confirm your donation and registrations on the site;
•Obtain payment for donation through the site (via credit card);
•“Remember” your online profile and preferences;
•Help you quickly find information that is relevant to you based on your interests, and help us create site contents most relevant to you;
•Undertake statistical analysis.
What if I don’t want to provide personal information?
Providing personal information on the SNI web site is optional. If you choose not to provide personal information, you can still browse and use the SNI site, but you will not be able to carry out certain actions such as making your donation or registering for a newsletter.
Opting out and changing your information
At any time, you can cancel or modify your information by returning to the web page where you first provided the information and contacting the focal point for that page/relevant SNI department. Where contact details are not provided on the page, you can contact us for further information.
However, SNI assumes no responsibility for the security of information.
The SNI site contains link to sites external to the www.jp.seicho-no-ie.org. SNI is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such sites.
Notification of changes
*Cookies: a cookie is a small amount of data that is sent from the web server to your browser. It is normally used to assign a unique identification to your computer and securely store information such as user IDs, passwords, preferences, and online profiles. It is stored on the hard drive of your computer. You can choose not to have cookies delivered by SNI sites by changing your browser settings. Different web sites can send their own cookies to your computer. To protect your privacy, your browser only allows a web site to access the cookies it has already sent you, not the cookies sent by other sites.