Privacy Policy

Data privacy is of the utmost concern to Sekai Bunka Publishing Inc., and we consider it our responsibility to be open and transparent about how we use your personal information. Following the Japanese Act on the Protection of Personal Information and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we define personal information as any information that makes it possible to identify an individual, whether directly (as through name or birthdate) or indirectly by allowing easy reference to other data enabling identification. Please read the following privacy policy carefully to understand how we collect, use, protect, and otherwise handle your personal information on our website. When you submit a subscription order and/or fill out the KIJE reader questionnaire, it will be understood that you have consented to the conditions of this policy.

When do we collect information from visitors to website?
We collect information from you when you register on our site, order a KIJE magazine subscription, subscribe to our newsletter, fill out a form such as the KIJE reader questionnaire, or otherwise enter information on our site.

What personal information do we collect?
When ordering or registering on our site, you may be asked to enter your name, postal and email addresses, credit-card information, or other details pertinent to your request.

How do we use your information?
We may use the information you provide in the following ways:
・To personalize your website experience.
・To improve our website in order to serve you better.
・To allow us to better respond to your customer-service requests.
・To administer a contest, promotion, or other site feature.
・To process your transactions quickly.
・To deliver issues of KIJE and other products and services you have ordered.
・To send periodic emails to you regarding your order or other products and services.
・To conduct surveys and analyze their results.
・To ship survey gifts to winners.
・To derive aggregate data that we may make available to third parties, including our advertisers.

What is aggregate data?
Aggregate data is not legally considered personal information as it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your usage data to calculate the percentage of visitors accessing a specific website feature. However, when aggregate data is combined or connected with personal information so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, then we treat that combined data as personal information in accordance with this privacy policy.

How do we protect visitor information?
Our website is scanned on a regular basis for security holes and known vulnerabilities in order to make your visit as safe as possible.

We perform regular malware scanning.

Your personal information is stored behind secured networks and is only accessible by a limited number of specially authorized persons who are required to keep the information confidential. In addition, all credit and sensitive information you supply is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology.

We implement security measures when you place an order or enter, submit, or access your information.

All transactions are processed through a gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.

Do we use “cookies”?
Yes. Cookies are small files that a site or its service provider transfers to your computer’s hard drive through your Web browser to enable the site’s or service provider’s systems to recognize your browser and capture and remember certain information. For instance, we use cookies to help us remember and process the items in your shopping cart. Cookies are also used to help us understand your preferences based on previous or current site activity, which enables us to provide you with improved services. We also use cookies to help us compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction so that we can offer better site experiences and tools in the future.
We may also use trusted third-party services to track this information on our behalf.

How can you opt out, remove, or modify information you have provided to us?
For instructions on how to have your personal information opted out, removed, or modified, see
Please note that we may maintain information about an individual sales transaction for the purpose of completing that transaction and for record keeping.

How can you contact us?
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact us at
To review our company privacy policy in Japanese, see