Privacy Policy of Official Website of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan

1. Basic premise

At the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (hereinafter referred to as "MAFF")(excluding Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council), we are collecting information from everyone using the Official Website of MAFF (hereinafter referred to as "the Site") in areas necessary to the smooth operation of the services (such as information provision by the homepage and the solicitation of opinions) provided by the Site. Information acquired will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purposes of use.

2. Scope of information acquisition
  • 1.This website automatically collects IP addresses and other information, including data generated when browsing this website. In addition, this website uses Google Analytics to collect and analyze access logs.Google Analytics uses cookies to collect user data but not data that is personally identifiable. Data collected by Google Analytics is governed by Google's privacy policy. Please read the Google Privacy Policy (external link) for more information.
  • 2.Cookies
    This website uses cookies. When a user accesses a website, cookies are exchanged between the server of the website and the user's browser, and then stored on the user's computer. You may choose to disable cookies from your browser settings to block access logs from being collected disabling cookies does not affect your browsing of this website. For information on configuring your browser settings, go to your browser’s help page or contact the manufacturer.
  • 3.At the "Contact MAFF" page, we ask you to register your e-mail address, theme, and opinion. We also ask you to register, optionally, your name and country.
  • 4.When MAFF invites you to make comments and give opinions, and accepts various inquiries, we may ask you to register your name, age-range, country, occupation, phone number and e-mail address, etc.
3. Purposes of use
  • 1.The information acquired in 2. 1 and 2. 2 will be used as a reference for the smooth operation of the service provided by the Site.
  • 2.The comments collected in 2. 3 and 2. 4 will be used as a reference in future policymaking. E-mail addresses will be used to reply to. Other optional items will be used as reference information.
4. Limitations on use and provision

At MAFF, except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, the information acquired will not be used by ourselves for any purposes other than those described in 3., nor will it be provided to any third party. However, statistical information regarding access to the Site or information on user's attributes may be made public.

5. Measures to ensure security

MAFF is taking the measures necessary to manage acquired information appropriately to prevent the leakage, loss or destruction of acquired information.

6. Scope of application
  • 1.This privacy policy applies only to the Site.
  • 2.By visiting a page on this Site containing a button link to a social media service used by MAFF, your information may be transmitted to the operator of the relevant social media service. For the details of the transmitted information including the scope, consult with the privacy policy and other rules applicable to the social media service on the respective website of the service.
7. Others

MAFF may revise the privacy policy if necessary.

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