Japan - A Country Rich in Food Culture

Privacy Policy

General concept

The Agency for Cultural Affairs collects information of users of the Japan - A Country Rich in Food Culture website (https://www.bunka.go.jp/foodculture/; hereinafter, the “Site”) within the scope necessary for facilitating the smooth operations of the services rendered through the Site. The Agency for Cultural Affairs handles collected information appropriately within the scope of the purpose of use.

Scope of information to be collected

(1) The Site automatically collects information such as Internet domain names, IP addresses, and Site browsing data, etc. (hereinafter "User Information"). Notably, cookies (code transmitted from the server to a user's browser and stored on a user's computer in order to identify the user on the server side) are intended only to improve usability and include no personal information. Moreover, the cookie functions can be disabled by a user through the browser settings.

(2) About cookies
Some pages provided by the Site use cookies. Cookies are code transmitted from the server to a user's browser and stored on a user’s computer, enabling the site provider to identify the computer of a user. Cookies also allow the site provider to collect information such as the number of site visits and the pages visited from a user’s computer. Notably, cookies collect no information that enables identifying an individual user. Moreover, a user can disable the cookie functions through the browser settings. The Site can be used without problems even when cookie functions are disabled.

Purpose of use

The collected information will be referenced to facilitate the smooth operation of the services provided by the Site.

Restrictions on the use and the provision of collected information

Except in case of a disclosure request based on laws and regulations, in case of wrongdoing such as unauthorized access or threats, and in case of other special reasons, the Agency for Cultural Affairs does not use collected information for any purpose other than described in "Scope of information to be collected" and "Purpose of use" nor provide collected information to a third party.。

Use of statistical information

Information of users of the Site is used as statistical information for the marketing activities of the Agency for Cultural Affairs but not for any other purpose.

Cooperation with contractors

In order to facilitate operations, the Agency for Cultural Affairs may outsource part of operations and may within the necessary scope provide information to outsourcing contractors. In such a case, sufficiently experienced and capable outsourcing contractors are selected. Moreover, outsourcing contractors are supervised to ensure appropriate information management, including provisions, etc., in the agreements concluded with outsourcing contractors that stipulate the appropriate handling of information and the duty of confidentiality.

Measures to ensure security

The Agency for Cultural Affairs takes measures to prevent leakage, loss, and damage of collected information and other steps necessary for the appropriate management of collected information. Note that while the Agency for Cultural Affairs may outsource the operations of the Site to external service providers, necessary measures for the appropriate management of the collected information are also taken by such external service providers.

Scope of application

This privacy policy is applicable only to the Site (https://www.bunka.go.jp/foodculture/ and subordinate directories). The handling of information at related government agencies, etc. occurs at the liability of the respective organizations.

Other matters

This privacy policy is subject to revision by the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Revisions will be published on the Site.