Privacy Policy

Protecting your private information is our priority. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) explains the Japan Business Association of Southern California’s (“JBA”) online information practices regarding the collection of information from our website that can personally identify you and/or your company, and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used. The JBA respects your right to privacy. Personally identifiable information is information such as your name, address, telephone number, password, username, and e-mail address that could be used to contact you. If you provide us with personally identifiable information, we will treat it in accordance with this Policy. This Policy only covers websites owned and operated by the JBA.

Collection of Personal Information

The JBA may measure the performance of its website in order to determine how we can improve and expand upon the content and services we provide. We have designed our website so that you are not required to provide any personally identifiable information unless you are requesting access to certain options and services. We only collect personally identifiable information that you voluntarily provide to us. You may choose at any time not to provide personally identifiable information, although this may restrict our ability to provide requested services or information.

Information about your computer hardware and software may be automatically collected by the JBA. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring website addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the JBA’s website.

Use of Personal Information

The JBA collects and uses your personal information to operate its website and deliver the services you have requested. The JBA may also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of JBA sponsored events and other services available from the JBA.

The JBA may share data with trusted partners to help perform statistical analysis, send you e-mail or postal mail, or to provide member support. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the JBA, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

The JBA will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) comply with any legal process served on the JBA or the website; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the JBA: and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of the JBA members or the public.

Website Technology

The JBA may gather certain non-personally identifiable information (information that does not, by itself, identify a specific individual) about the use of its website by visitors. This information may then be compiled and analyzed in a way that does not identify the visitors personally. This information may include the referring Uniform Resource Locator (URL), indicating from where a visitor to our website has come, which URLs have been visited on our website, and in what order, what browser is being used, and what Internet Protocol (IP) address a visitor used to get to our website. We may also use such information for website and system administration.

The JBA may provide links to third-party websites. You acknowledge that such links are provided for your convenience only and do not constitute an endorsement by the JBA of such third-party websites. Since we do not control these websites, the JBA assumes no responsibility for the privacy practices of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies posted on those, and all, third-party websites.

Our website uses cookies, pieces of numeric data that we transfer to be stored on your computer so that we can easily identify your computer when you return to our website. The JBA can only “read” cookies that are placed on your computer from our own website. Usage of cookies is not linked to any personally identifiable information. You can choose to disable cookies by following the procedure suggested by your particular browser. If you choose to disable cookies in your browser, you may still be able to access portions of our website content.

Security of Personal Information

The personal information you provide online is retained for no longer than is necessary, depending on the purpose for which it is held, and is electronically stored on a secure server. We protect the personal information you share with us. Access to your personal information is limited only to authorized JBA employees/members and third-party partners, all of whom are required to keep your information confidential. The JBA does not sell, loan, trade or lease any personal information collected on our website.

To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure proper use of your personally identifiable information, the JBA and its third-party partners employ appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online, consistent with industry practices. When personal information is transmitted, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

Opt-Out & Unsubscribe

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JBA provides the materials on its website for general informational purposes. Please carefully read these Terms of Service that apply to your access and to the use of the website. By accessing or using the website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to be bound by these Terms of Service, please discontinue access and use of the website. We reserve the right to revise these Terms of Service or any portion of them at any time and in any way without notice by updating this posting. Your use of this website is subject to any such revisions and you should periodically visit this page to review the current Terms of Service that apply to your use of this website.

The website contains information concerning the JBA and its members that may be useful to other JBA members, employees and the general public. The JBA makes no representations or warranties and assumes no responsibility or liability as to the accuracy, completeness, reliability or usefulness of any information contained on the website. Further, the JBA expressly disclaims any obligation to update or correct information contained on the website and explicitly disclaims any duty to do so. The JBA assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the website. The JBA reserves the right to make additions, deletions or modifications to the information or materials on the website at any time and in any way without notice.

All content of the JBA website is protected to the fullest extent possible by copyright laws. You may not copy, modify, upload, download, post, transmit, republish or distribute any of the content, including without limitation the HTML or other software instructional code, contained in our website without our prior written permission except for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. Nothing contained in this website shall be construed as granting a license or other rights under any patent, trademark, copyright or other intellectual property of the JBA or any third party. Please be advised that the JBA actively enforces its intellectual property rights to the fullest extent allowed by applicable laws.

We have provided links to certain other third party websites merely as a convenience for users of the JBA website. These websites are maintained on third party servers and are not under the control of the JBA. We do not control the material on such third party websites. Access to such third party websites is at the user’s own risk and the JBA is not responsible for its accuracy or reliability. Inclusion of such links to third party websites does not constitute an endorsement, approval, or guarantee the accuracy of the contents of any linked websites. We expressly disclaim any responsibility for the content of any third party websites linked to our website. We urge you to use discretion when you access any third party websites linked to our website.

The content on the JBA website is provided “as is” and the JBA makes no representations or warranties of any kind, whether express or implied, created by law, contract or otherwise, including, but not limited to, any warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title or non-infringement. The JBA makes no representation or warranty that access to the website will be available on a continuous basis, will be uninterrupted, or that the information contained on the website will be timely, complete or error free.

Each person assumes full responsibility and all risks arising from access and use of the website. In no event shall the JBA and its respective officers, directors, employees, members, agents, representatives, business partners, information providers and licensors and their respective heirs and assigns be liable for any damages of any kind or nature, including, but not limited to, direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, exemplary, special (including loss of profit), punitive or other damages arising from or in connection with the existence, access or use of the website.

The JBA does not warrant that the functions or informational materials contained in or accessed through this website are free of computer viruses or other harmful components. Although we make a good faith effort to update the content of our website periodically, we do not have a duty to update information contained in our website, and we will not be liable for any failure to update such information.

The JBA assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content either of the website or for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within the website or accessed through the website.