Privacy Policy

Privacy Protection

By using the contents published on the websites operated by the Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC) ( hereinafter collectively called ‘our sites’), you are agreeing to be bound by the terms and conditions regarding privacy protection as given below. If you do not agree these terms and conditions, you may not use our sites.

Collection of Personal Information

To browse our sites, you do not have to disclose any personal information about yourself. You can browse our sites freely preserving your incognito. Although in some cases (when you make an inquiry to us, for example) we may ask you to disclose your name, e-mail address or other information, JAC will never share your personal information you send to us with any third party without your consent.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are information sent from the host server to your browser and stored. Cookies can be read only by the server that originally sent them to your browser. Cookies are not programs, cannot run by themselves, and cannot contain virus.

JAC employs cookies only for the purpose of improving the accessibility of our sites, and may collect demographic information including browsing trends. This information is not for identifying or tracking you personally. Although many browsers are initially set up to accept cookies, you can change the setting of your browser to warn you before accepting Cookies or to reject any Cookies.

Server Records

JAC’s server automatically records your IP address, but this cannot identify you. Unless you voluntarily disclose your personal information, you can browse our sites preserving your incognito.


The terms and conditions of privacy protection on our sites are not applicable to contents and services of any third party websites linked from our sites. JAC accepts no responsibility for contents or privacy protection of third party websites.

Personal Information Protection Policy

Recognizing the protection of personal information supplied to us as important responsibilities, JAC will establish a reliable system of personal information protection presided over by a personal information protection manager selected from directors. We ensure compliance with applicable laws and ordinances, develop internal rules and manuals and take all possible measures to adhere to them.

The term “personal information” here means information related to a living individual and which, by name, date of birth and other descriptions of the individual included therein, permits the identification of the specific individual (including information by which an individual may be identified by referencing and cross-checking other readily available information). This includes personal information of the employees of JAC.

Compliance with Laws and Other Relevant Rules

JAC will comply with the terms and conditions prescribed in the Law relating to the Protection of Personal Information and other relevant laws, regulations and orders, etc.

Continual Improvement in Personal Information Protection

JAC will implement, maintain and continually improve the activities for protecting personal information in accordance with this Policy.

Internal Communication for Personal Information Protection Policy

JAC will establish a management system for personal information protection, familiarize board members and employees with our policy, and make every effort to ensure compliance.

Collection, Use and Provision of Personal Information

JAC will specify, as far as possible, the purposes of use of personal information which is directly collected from an individual, and will use collected personal information only within the scope of the purpose(s) for which consent has been obtained from the individual.

JAC will handle personal information which is supplied in connection with commissioned business only within the scope of the purpose of effective implementation of the particular business.

JAC will not disclose or provide personal information collected from an individual to a third person without obtaining the individual’s prior consent.

Preventive and Corrective Actions against Privacy Accident

While keeping personal information correct and up-to-date, JAC will take safety control measures in accordance with current universal technical standards in order to protect personal information from unauthorized access, loss, destruction, alternation or leakage, and will endeavor to prevent any accident involving personal information.

In case of a privacy accident in spite of all preventive measures against information leakage, JAC has developed corrective actions including emergency response procedures, system restoration procedures and an emergency communication system. By this, we can internally grasp the situation without delay, implement company-wide actions led by JAC directors to prevent the damage from spreading, and analyze the causes of the accident to develop recurrence prevention measures.

Request for Personal Information Disclosure

You may make requests for disclosure, correction, deletion, suspension of use or suspension of provision to a third party of your own personal information (hereinafter called “requests for disclosure etc.”). In order to respond sincerely and promptly to such requests for disclosure etc., JAC has established a reliable internal privacy system.

Inquiries and Complaints Regarding Handling of Personal Information

If you have any inquires or complaints regarding handling of personal information by JAC, please contact us to the fax number or e-mail address as given below.

Contact for Managing Personal Information Protection