COOKPAD Privacy Policy

At COOKPAD, we understand our important role and our social obligation in protecting all personal information held by us. As such, we have drawn up this personal information protection policy (“Privacy Policy”) to explicitly state the intention of all our officers and employees to obey all applicable laws and regulations on personal information usage and disclosure, to implement an appropriate data protection management system, and to maintain and enhance such system in light of the social and technological changes of an ever-evolving society. In particular:

  1. We strongly understand the importance of protecting personal information. This applies to not only personal information of our users obtained via our Services, but also the personal information of our own employees. We will take all necessary measures to ensure that any such information are used or disclosed strictly in accordance with purposes of use and disclosure policies notified and agreed in advance by the owners of such information.
  2. We will not use any information for any purpose besides those purposes of use explicitly declared by us, and only to the extent required by such purposes. We will implement internal bylaws and regulations to prevent any use of data outside the scope of such purposes, and enforce compliance by our employees with such internal bylaws and regulations.
  3. We may automatically receive and record user data from your computer and internet browser during the course of providing our services, including cookie information, requested pages, and software and hardware attributes, and may analyze such data for the purpose of improving the quality of our services. In addition, some of the advertisements displayed during our services are provided by external third parties under ad-serving agreements with us, and such third parties may have direct access to cookie information and other information such as visits to our webpages, to the extent predetermined and agreed to by us. Such cookie information are directly obtained by such third parties, are not disclosed to us, and therefore used and managed in accordance with the privacy policies of such respective third parties. Such advertisements by third parties may also utilize data or information obtained from sources other than us. Such uses will not be subject to our Privacy Policy and you should contact such third parties directly to opt out of such targeted advertising by following the respective opt-out procedures designated by each such third party. Strictly for reference, a list of current third parties is as follows:
    1. Japan KK
    2. OpenX Limited
    3. Platform One Inc
    4. Google Japan
    5. So-net Media Networks Corporation
    6. Yahoo Japan Corporation
  4. All personal information collected by us will be judiciously handled and will not be provided or disclosed to any third party without your consent.
  5. In the event where we outsource handling of personal information to a third party pursuant to your consent, we will take reasonable care in procuring that such third party handle such data judiciously and take measures to prevent further disclosure or leakage.
  6. We may contact you via e-mail, post or telephone with regard to information concerning our Services which we believe may be useful to you. You will be able to request us to cease or recommence such contact by following procedures we have designated.
  7. As a corporation entrusted with important personal information, we will strive to obey all applicable laws, regulations and guidelines on personal information protection.
  8. We will implement all reasonable safety measures and prevention and/or remedial measures in dealing with personal information leakage, loss or damage, so that you are able to feel safe in providing us with your personal information.
  9. We will continue to maintain and enhance our data protection management system to safeguard the handling and protection of your personal information.
  10. If you have questions, suggestions or wish to make a complaint on our handling of your personal information, please contact us using this feedback form or at the point of contact below and we will be happy to respond to your views promptly and effectively.

    COOKPAD Inc.
    Personal Information Protection Officer, Legal Department
    Yebisu Garden Place Tower 12F, 4-20-3 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-6012 Japan
    +81 (3) 6368 1000

  11. This Privacy Policy is a translation of the original in Japanese. While we make all reasonable effort to ensure consistency between the Japanese original and this English translation, in the unlikely event that there are any inconsistencies in meaning between the Japanese original and this English translation, please note that the Japanese original will prevail.