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Amazon.co.jp Privacy Notice
Last Updated: April 2, 2012
Controllers of Personal InformationAny personal information provided or to be gathered by Amazon.co.jp is controlled primarily by Amazon.com Int’l Sales, Inc. of 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210, USA and secondarily by Amazon Services International, Inc. of 410 Terry Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109-5210, USA and Amazon Japan K.K. of ARCO TOWER ANNEX, 1-8-1 Shimomeguro, Meguro-ku , Tokyo 153-0064.
What Personal Information About Customers Does Amazon.co.jp Gather and for what Purpose are the Information Used?The information we learn from customers helps us personalize and continually improve your shopping experience at Amazon.co.jp. and provide customers with opportunities for services such as stores, platforms and search engines that Amazon.co.jp, Amazon.com, Inc. and their affiliates (together, “Amazon”) offer via internet. We use the information to handle orders, deliver products and services, process payments, communicate with you about orders, products, services and promotional offers, respond to your requests, update our records and generally maintain your accounts with us, display content such as wish lists and customer reviews and recommend merchandise and services that might be of interest to you. We also use this information to improve our store and platform, to enable you to enjoy more variety of services provided via internet (such as search engine services), prevent or detect fraud or abuses of our website and enable third parties to carry out technical, logistical or other functions on our behalf.
Here are the types of information we gather.
What About Cookies?
Does Amazon.co.jp Share the Information It Receives?Information about our customers is an important part of our business, and we are not in the business of selling it to others.
We sharecustomer information as described below and we jointly use customer information, for such purposes as aforementioned, with subsidiaries that Amazon.com, Inc., controls, including Amazon.com Int’l Sales, Inc., Amazon Services International, Inc., and Amazon Japan K.K., that are either subject to this Privacy Notice or follow practices at least as protective as those described in this Privacy Notice.
How Secure Is Information About Me?
What About Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites?Our site includes third-party advertising and links to other websites. We do not provide any personally identifiable customer information to these advertisers or third-party websites. Click here for more information about our Advertising Policies and Specifications.
Amazon.co.jp may also display personalized third-party advertising based on personal information about customers, such as purchases on or visits to Amazon.co.jp and other related websites. Click here for more information about the personal information that we gather. Although Amazon.co.jp does not provide any personal information to advertisers, advertisers (including ad-serving companies) may assume that users who interact with or click on a personalized advertisement meet the criteria used to personalize the ad (for example, users in the Kanto area who bought or browsed for classical music). If you do not want us to use personal information that we gather to allow third parties to personalize advertisements we display to you, please adjust your Advertising Preferences.
What Information Can I Access?Amazon.co.jp gives you access to a broad range of information about your account and your interactions with Amazon.co.jp for the limited purpose of viewing and, in certain cases, updating that information. Click here to see some examples. This list will change as our Web site evolves.
What Choices Do I Have?
Are Children Allowed to Use Amazon.co.jp?If you are under 20 years old, you may use Amazon.co.jp only with authorization from a parent or legal guardian
Does Amazon.com, Inc. Participate in the Safe Harbor Program?Amazon.com, Inc. and its US subsidiaries are participant in the Safe Harbor program developed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Union. We have certified that we adhere to the Safe Harbor Privacy Principles agreed upon by the U.S. and the E.U. For more information about the Safe Harbor and to view our certification, visit the U.S. Department of Commerce's Safe Harbor Web site. If you would like to contact Amazon.com, Inc. or its US subsidiaries directly about the Safe Harbor program, please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Conditions of Use, Notices, and RevisionsIf you choose to visit Amazon.co.jp, your visit and any dispute over privacy is subject to this Notice and our Conditions of Use, including limitations on damages, resolution of disputes, and application of the laws of Japan. If you have any concern or request about privacy at Amazon.co.jp, please contact us with a thorough description to Customer Services, and we will try to resolve it.
Our business changes constantly, and our Privacy Notice and the Conditions of Use will change also. We may e-mail periodic reminders of our notices and conditions, unless you have instructed us not to, but you should check our Web site frequently to see recent changes. Unless stated otherwise, our current Privacy Notice applies to all information that we have about you and your account. We stand behind the promises we make, however, and will never materially change our policies and practices to make them less protective of customer information collected in the past without the consent of affected customers.
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Examples of Information Collected
Information You Give Us
You provide most such information when you search, buy, post, participate in a contest or questionnaire, or communicate with customer service. For example, you provide information when you search for a product; place an order through Amazon.co.jp or one of our third-party sellers; provide information in Your Account (and you might have more than one if you have used more than one e-mail address when shopping with us) or Your Profile; communicate with us by phone, e-mail, or otherwise; complete a questionnaire or a contest entry form; compile Wish Lists or other gift registries; provide and rate Reviews; specify a Special Occasion Reminder and employ other Personal Notification Services, such as Available to Order Notifications. As a result of those actions, you might supply us with such information as your name, address, and phone number; credit card information; people to whom purchases have been shipped, including address and phone number; people (with addresses and phone numbers) listed in 1-Click settings; content of reviews and e-mails to us; and financial information.
Examples of the information we collect and analyze include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; login; e-mail address; password; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, and timezone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system, and platform; purchase history, which we sometimes aggregate with similar information from other customers to create features such as and
Information from Other Sources
Examples of information we receive from other sources include updated delivery and address information from our carriers or other third parties, which we use to correct our records and deliver your next purchase or communication more easily; account information, purchase or redemption information, and page-view information from some merchants with which we operate co-branded businesses or for which we provide technical, fulfillment, advertising, or other services (such as maruzen.jp); search term and search result information from some searches conducted through the Web search features offered by our subsidiaries, A9.com; search results and links, including paid listings (such as Sponsored links); and credit history information from credit bureaus, which we use to help prevent and detect fraud and to offer certain credit or financial services to some customers.
Third-Party Advertisers and Links to Other Websites
Examples of third-party advertisers and advertising companies that you can link to from the Amazon.co.jp website or that serve advertising content directly to your browser on certain Amazon.co.jp website pages include Doubleclick. You can find out more about its information collection and use practices, including how to opt out cookies and other collection techniques that it uses, by clicking on the above link to its website.
Co-Branded and Joint Offerings
An example of a business with which we offer co-branded products is maruzen.jp.
In the future, we may offer joint or co-branded products and services such as those offered on Amazon.com’s U.S. Web site for Starbucks, OfficeMax, American Apparel, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, Office Depot, J&R Electronics, PetSmart, PacSun, Eddie Bauer, and Northern Tool + Equipment.
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