The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”) will handle the information of “FIND/47” users (hereinafter referred to as the “User(s)” ) in connection with the “FIND/47” service and all its related services (the “Service”) in accordance with this “FIND/47” Privacy Policy (the “Privacy Policy”).

1. Definitions

In the Privacy Policy, “Personal Information” means, as stipulated in the Act on the Protection of Personal Information Held by Administrative Organs of Japan (the “Act”), information about a living individual, [1] that can identify specific individuals by name, date of birth or other personally identifiable descriptions stipulated in item (1) of paragraph (2) of the Act contained in such information (including information that can be compared with other information thereby identifying the specific individual), or [2] that contain an individual identification code in item (2) of paragraph (2) of the Act.

2. Collected Information and Scope of Use

2.1. METI may collect and use the following types of information (the “User Information”) under the following conditions or events and for the following purposes.


User Information collected
User’s e-mail address
Condition or event
When the User creates their own account on the Service
When the User makes inquiries about the Service
To enable Users to log-in and use the Service
To enable METI to respond to the User’s inquiries
To enable METI to send notices about additional functions etc. of the Service to Users


User Information collected
User’s e-mail address, account name, name, address
Condition or event
When the User creates the account for Photo posting function (to be added) on the Service
To enable Users to apply for the photography contest on the Service
To organize the contest above and to announce the result of the contest


User Information collected
User’s internet domain name, IP address, search queries within the Service and other information related to User’s use of the Service.
Condition or event
When the User uses the Service
To improve FIND/47 by analyzing the User’s use optimization
To detect and deter unauthorized or fraudulent use of or abuse of the Service


User Information collected
Cookies and similar technologies including local storage
Condition or event
When the User uses the Service
To improve the User experience, including remembering information about the User’s browser and preferences
To help METI maintain the User’s session when the User uses the Service
To help METI understand how Users use the Service and improve the Service

2.2. METI collects anonymous traffic data that measures the frequency of use of the Service, for the purpose of making improvements to the Service. This process is aggregated and cannot be used to identify a particular User.

2.3. METI shall make an individual or a business operator, entrusted by METI to handle the Personal Information retained from Users based on the Privacy Policy, take necessary measures for the prevention of leakage, loss, or damage and for the proper management of the Personal information retained from Users.

3. Provision to Third Parties

Except in the following instances set forth below, METI will not provide Personal Information to third parties:

  • (1) Cases where the prior consent of the User have been obtained;
  • (2) Cases where the provision of Personal Information is based on laws and regulations; and
  • (3) Cases where there are other special reasons to provide the Personal Information
  • (4) Cases where the Personal Information is provided as a result of the succession of business related to FIND/47.

4. Changes to the Privacy Policy

METI may modify the Privacy Policy from time to time and for various reasons. When METI makes any such changes to the Privacy Policy, METI will publish the modified Privacy Policy and provide notice of such modification to Users by means determined by METI.

5. Inquiries

For any inquiries about the Privacy Policy, Users can make inquiries via
Japan Voyage Navigator Promotion Council(presented by Japan Travel And Tourism Association)

Effective as of August 4, 2016
Update on April 7, 2017
Update on June 2, 2017
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry