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If you have any questions about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us.


We take the privacy of our visitors very serious at Japanese Cinema Archives (JCA). This privacy policy document outlines the types of Personal Information that is received and collected by JCA and how it is used.


We take measures to protect Personal Information against loss, misuse, unauthorized access, unauthorized disclosure, manipulation, or destruction. Your information (Name and Email Address) will never be shared with any third parties. You can also choose to unsubscribe or update your preferences from emails and/or newsletters by clicking the links at the bottom of any email.


By using the JCA and the Service we provide, you are consenting to the practices described in this Privacy Policy.



Explanation of wording and phrasing in this policy

This Privacy Policy is incorporated by reference into the Japanese Cinema Archives Terms of Use. The term «Company», «JCA», «we», and «us» includes Japanese Cinema Archives, our affiliates, subsidiaries, partners, licensors, and suppliers. The Privacy Policy explains how JCA may collect, use, and disclose information we obtain through our «Service».


«Service» means any website, mobile application, or internet service under the control of JCA, whether partial or otherwise, in connection with providing an online platform for JCA's Services.


«Personal Information» means information that alone or when in combination with other information may be used to readily identify, contact, or locate you, such as name, address, email address, or phone number. We do not consider Personal Information to include information that has been anonymized so that it does not allow a third party to easily identify a specific individual.


What data do JCA collect, and why

We collect your Personal Information in order to provide and continually improve our Services and your experience at JCA. We receive and store any information you provide in relation to our Service, mainly sign-up for our newsletter. We also collect and store certain types of information about your use of our website, including information about your interaction with Content and Services available through JCA.


We use your Personal Information to maintain the JCA website, enhance functionality, analyze performance, fix errors, and improve the usability and effectiveness on our website and social platforms. We also use your Personal Information to identify features, Content, products, and Services that might be of interest to you, so that we can adapt to your preferences, and personalize your experience with JCA.


Our website is hosted by Ltd. Wix is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield and thus obligated to comply with the data protection level applicable in the EU. Wix are in compliance with GDPR, as they make clear in this statement, and you can find their privacy policy here.

Security of your information


We take steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Unfortunately, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you provide to us. We do not accept liability for unintentional disclosure.


By using the Service or providing Personal Information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to your use of the Service. If we learn of a security system's breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on the Service or sending an email to you. You may have a legal right to receive this notice in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice), please feel free to contact us.


International users

By using the Service, you will transfer data to the country where JCA may act to provide Service including but not limited to the United States, EU, Norway and Japan.


By choosing to visit the Service or otherwise provide information to us, you agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Policy will be governed by the laws of Norway and the adjudication of any disputes arising in connection with Company or the Service will be in accordance with the Terms of Use.


If you are visiting from the European Union or other regions with laws governing data collection and use, please note that you are agreeing to the transfer of your information to the country where JCA may act to provide Service including but not limited to the United States, EU, Norway and Japan and processing globally. By providing your information you consent to any transfer and processing in accordance with this Policy.


Cookies and log files

Our website utilizes a standard technology called «Cookies» and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.


We use Cookies to recognize your browser or device, learn more about your interests, and provide you with essential features and Services and for additional purposes, including: Recognizing you when you register to our Services. This allows us to provide you with Content recommendations, display personalized Content, and provide other customized features and Services.


We also gather certain information automatically and store it in log files. These are non-Personal Information which includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp, and clickstream data.


We use this information, which does not identify individual users, to analyze trends, to administer the website, to track users’ movements around the website, and to gather demographic information about our user base.


JCA also uses Google Analytics to compile usage statistics. This service is provided by Google, Inc. Their privacy policy can be found here.


Embedded Content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded Content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded Content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that Embedded Content, including tracking your interaction with the Embedded Content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

We process Personal Information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this policy. We take reasonable steps to ensure that the Personal Information we process is accurate, complete, and current, but we depend on our users to update or correct their Personal Information whenever necessary.


We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you Services. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.


We send out newsletter emails to you. Out of respect for your privacy, you may choose to stop receiving these emails by following the unsubscribe instructions included in these emails, accessing the email preferences in your account settings page, or you can contact us.


What rights you have over your data

If you have registered for our newsletter, or have left comments on our site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Changes to our Privacy Policy and practices


We may revise this Privacy Policy, from time to time, without notice. We will post any adjustments to the Privacy Policy on this web page, and the revised version will be effective when it is posted. If you are concerned about how your information is used, bookmark this page, and read this Privacy Policy periodically.


From time to time, we may desire to use Personal Information for uses not previously disclosed in our Privacy Policy. If our practices change regarding previously collected Personal Information in a way that would be materially less restrictive than stated in the version of this Privacy Policy in effect at the time we collected the information, we will make reasonable efforts to provide notice and obtain consent to any such uses as may be required by law.

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