Privacy Policy

Treatment and Protection of Personal Information contained within this website.

GMO Brights Consulting Inc. (”GMO Brights”) fully understands that your personal information is significant information that may compromise your privacy. GMO Brights respects our customers and makes efforts to meet your expectations and trust with GMO Brights by complying with or having our officers and employees comply with all applicable laws and regulations regarding personal information when handling your personal information in the course of our business operations.


1. Personal Information

The personal information means information including the name, address, birth date, phone number, email address and other information that identifies individuals.


2. Collection of Personal Information

You can view most information on this website and use the services without disclosing any personal information. If you are unwilling to disclose your personal information to GMO Brights, you may refuse to provide the information at your discretion. In such case, however, please be aware that GMO Brights may not be able to provide certain services. If GMO Brights needs your personal information, GMO Brights will collect your personal information to the extent necessary after notifying you of the purpose of use and obtaining your consent.


3. Use of Personal Information

GMO Brights will use your personal information only for the purpose GMO Brights has notified you of and for communication with you and will not use it for any other purposes. If GMO Brights needs to use your personal information other than for the purpose that GMO Brights has notified you of when collecting your personal information, GMO Brights will in advance notify you of the purpose and obtain your prior consent.


4. Disclosure of Personal Information to a Third Party

GMO Brights will not disclose your personal information to a third party unless you have authorized us to do so or it is legally obliged by judicial or administrative authority under applicable laws or regulations. Even when you have consented to our disclosing, depositing or providing to or with a third party your personal information, GMO Brights will exercise all reasonable care to protect your personal information by making arrangements with the third party for protecting the personal information.


5. Management of Personal Information

GMO Brights will manage your personal information appropriately and carefully and take necessary and appropriate steps to prevent unauthorized access to, loss, destruction, alteration and divulgence of your personal information.


6. Confirmation, Modification or Deletion of Personal Information

GMO Brights will deal with the following requests from you with respect to your personal information managed by GMO Brights to the extent reasonable and in deference to your wishes:
・Confirmation of information
・Modification or deletion
・Revocation of all or part of your consent to use the personal information.


7. Cookie

GMO Brights uses technology called “cookies” on some pages contained in this website. A cookie is a small data sent to your browser from the web server to be stored on your hard disk as a file. A web server can identify your computer by reading cookies on your computer and you can thereby utilize GMO Brights’ website efficiently. If you choose to disable cookies by turning them off from your browser, all or part of the services provided on the webpage may not be available.


8. Access logs and history of Website

This website records access logs containing the information of visitors. The access logs contain domain name and IP address of a visitor, type of browser used by it and the access date but generally do not contain the information that identifies individuals. GMO Brights will use the access logs for maintenance and management of this website and statistical analysis of its usage but will not use them for any other purposes. If you have provided your personal information in order to use certain services, the access logs of your use of this website may be recorded in connection with the information that identifies you. In such case, GMO Brights will handle them appropriately as a part of your personal information. GMO Brights will notify you of the purpose of use of the access logs for each service if GMO Brights uses these access logs in connection with your personal information for purposes other than: notification to you regarding the usage of the service, response to your inquiry, registration and management of your personal information and preparation of statistics in a manner you will not be identified.


9. GMO Bright’s Policy on the protection of Personal Information

GMO Brights will comply with applicable laws and regulations relating to the protection of the personal information in Japan and continuously endeavors to revise and improve this page as necessary.


10. Comments or queries regarding this website

If you have any comments or queries regarding the content of this page, please feel free to contact us at info@brights.jp.



Information regarding personal data protection in the EU (or EEA)

Privacy Policy

1. Purpose of Processing EU Personal Data Acquired from Customers and Other Subjects Concerned
GMO Brights consulting Inc. (hereinafter referred to as "Company", “we”, “our” and “us”), as a Domain name, trademark and other intellectual property service businesses company processing EU personal data, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (effective on May 25, 2018) prescribed by the European Commission, we shall process customers’ EU personal data only within the scope necessary for the intended use that is specified and publicized in advance. However, in the case where it is required by laws and regulations, we may process EU personal data of customers and other subjects beyond the scope necessary for achieving the intended use specified and publicized in advance. Moreover, providing EU personal data is indispensable for fulfilling contractual agreement, and therefore if EU personal data cannot be provided at each customer’s own discretion, providing services to such customer may be hindered.

Please refer to " Appendix: List of Commercial Services that Process EU Personal Data”

2. Rights of Customers and Other Subjects Concerned
Each customer or the other subject concerned has the following rights regarding EU personal data about himself or herself.
(1) Right to access to his or her own EU personal data and other information relating to its personal data.
(2) Right to rectify inaccuracies of his or her EU personal data without undue delay
(3) Right to erase his or her EU personal data without undue delay
(4) Right to restrict processing of his or her EU personal data
(5) Right to receive EU personal data provided by customer or other concerned subject by himself or herself in a general format that is readable on computers, and right to transfer (i.e. data portability) the EU personal data to other organizations in order for them to manage without hindering transferring process.
(6) Right to object to public interest; processing for the interests of Company, a third party or both; and processing for direct marketing for EU personal data of customers and other subjects concerned.
(7) Right not to be subjected to assessments conducted or decisions made through automatic processing such as profiling that have serious impact including legal effects on individuals.
Note: We do not perform profiling.
(8) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

3. Conditions for Processing of EU personal data
We may process EU personal data when any one of the following cases is applicable, even if we have not obtained consents from customers and/or others concerned.
(1) When the processing is necessary for the execution of the contract where a customer or other subject concerned himself or herself is the contracting party.
Or when processing is necessary in accordance with request from a customer or other subject concerned at the stage when the contract is not concluded yet.
(2) When the processing is necessary to comply with the legal obligation that we shall abide by; for example, when following information disclosure orders based on laws and regulations from government agencies etc.
(3) When the processing is necessary to protect serious interests of customers, other subjects concerned, or both.
(4) When it is deemed appropriate to investigate, prevent, or take measures against illegal acts or suspicious acts.
(5) When the processing is necessary for legitimate interests pursued by a third party or us to the extent that its processing does not infringed right, profit, and freedom concerning the privacy of a customer or other subject concerned.

4. Special Types of EU Personal Data
In principle, in order to conduct various procedures concerning the services providing, we shall obtain prior consent from customers and other subjects concerned.
Moreover, we will not collect, use and transfer special types of EU personal data belonging to customers and other subjects concerned such as health conditions and physical characteristics.

5. International Transfer of EU Personal Data
EU personal data is transferred to our group companies and outsourcing contractors such as Domain registrar, patent office, and Patent Office of filing country located in Japan, Vietnam, or both; and may be stored in servers located in those respective country.
Japan, and Vietnam have not been recognized and determined as countries providing adequate data protection by the European Commission, however we manage EU personal data of customers and other subjects concerned appropriately.

6. Safeguards
In order to appropriately manage EU personal data of customers and other subjects concerned and prevent leakage, loss and damage of those EU personal data, including other safety management approaches, we carry out technical, physical, organizational and human related safeguards.

7. Joint Control
We jointly control EU personal data customers and other subjects concerned that we hold with our group companies in order to promote activities such as service development and service guidance; and communication with customers and other subjects concerned.
In addition, when we jointly control EU personal data with our group companies, the scope of responsibility relating to the processing of the personal data of customers and other subjects concerned, and the contact point for inquiries shall be clearly defined among us and group companies.
Items of EU personal data that we jointly control are stated as follows:

 Name;
 Address;
 Email address;
 Phone number;
 Contract details;
 Any other items necessary in accordance with the purpose of use (*)
* For details, please refer to the above section 1, “Purpose of Processing EU Personal Data Acquired from Customers and Other Subjects Concerned”.

The joint controllers are the group companies of us that are listed on: https://www.gmo.jp/en/company-profile/groupinfo/

Note: Group companies may be changed in the future due to new establishment, consolidation, abolishment and other reasons.

8. Transfer of EU Personal Data
EU personal data belonging to customers and other subjects concerned are transferred to our group companies and outsourcing contractors such as cloud provider and IT service vendor to which we have subcontracted our business operation to the extent necessary for service provision.
In addition, we request appropriate processing of the transferred EU personal data to those outsourcing contractors, and manage EU personal data of customers and other subjects concerned appropriately.

9. Archiving, Deletion, Disposal of EU personal data
Except where otherwise specified by laws and regulations, we define the retention period of EU personal data of customers and other subjects concerned within the scope necessary for the purpose of use.
After the defined retention period has expired or the purpose of use has been achieved, we erase EU personal data of customers and other subjects concerned without delay.

10. About Cookies and Other Similar Technologies.
We use cookies on this site with a view to increasing the usability. When you re-visit this sites cookies are used for user tracking, re-targeting advertisement, affiliate advertising and retaining login information of registered users, users can view this site more conveniently.
A cookie is an information used to transmit information from this site to your browser. When you, as a customer or other visitor, visit this site again, the cookie helps you to use this site more conveniently and is stored in your personal computers/devices.
Furthermore, the stored information does not include information such as your name, your residential address, your phone number and your email address which can be used to identify an individual.
Cookie does not also have negative effects on your computers/devices.
Cookie information that is collected from customers and other visitors will be transmitted to and stored in servers at Google LLC, Adobe Systems Incorporated and some other entities from our web servers.
We also obtain statistical data concerning access information such as the number of accesses and stay period for this site from stored data by using Google Analytics service, Adobe Analytics that is provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated and some other services.
It is possible to block cookie, if you, as a customer or other visitor, change the setting of your web-browser. In such cases, you will not have a trouble viewing this site except for some functions. Please make contact with the developer and/or distributor of the web-browser that you are using for its setting procedure.

11. Group-wide Data Protection Officer and Group-wide Representative for EU Personal Data

GMO Internet, Inc.,
Cerulean Tower 4-14F, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, 150-8512, Japan.
Email address: dpo@gmo.jp


GMO GlobalSign Ltd.
Springfield House
Sandling Road, Maidstone, Kent
ME14 2LP, United Kingdom
E-mail address: dpo@gmo.jp

12. Claims and Inquiries
For inquiries regarding this privacy policy, please make contact to the following contact point.
URL: https://secure.gmo.jp/en/gdprform/

13. Disclosure and other requests of EU personal data
Requests for Disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, suspension of use, suspension of provision of third party, transferring (data portability) shall be dealt with in the following manner.
Please be aware that we will not accept requests by telephone, fax, email, verbally or by any method other than that laid out below.

Please print out our prescribed form and fill in necessary information.
After filling in, please enclose the necessary documents, and send them to the following address by certified mail.

Address:
GMO Internet, Inc.,
Cerulean Tower 4-14F, 26-1 Sakuragaokacho, Shibuya ku, Tokyo, 150-8512, Japan.

    Disclosure and Other Requests Form is below,
Disclosure and Other Requests on EU Personal Data

Appendix: List of Commercial Services that Process EU Personal Data

Customers and other subjects concerned using domain services Business communication, billing request processing, disclosure as registration information to registrar etc
Customers and other subjects concerned using trademark service Business communication, request processing, disclosure to national patent offices through patent attorney etc.

Published on 1 April 2004
Revised on 25 May 2018


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