p Privacy Policy

By using GPlusMedia (hereinafter GPlus) websites and online services, you are indicating your complete acceptance of our Privacy Policy, to our use and disclosure of the data that you provide, and agreeing to receive emails and other correspondence outlined in our Privacy Policy. GPlus does not accept responsibility for the content and policies of external, third-party websites and applies different privacy policies for each of it’s own websites. Operating as media, advertising and marketing services organization, GPlus collects and uses its users’ personal information with the utmost care to ensure that users can search for information and register for products and services provided through its media without putting their personal information at risk. Internally, GPlus has implemented its “Principles for Protecting Personal Information,” to which all staff strictly adhere. These Principles are: (1) Description of Personal Information, (2) Collecting Personal Information – Purposes and Usage, (3) Maintenance of Personal Information, (4) Protections to Ensure the Security of Personal Information, (5) Methods for Users to View, Edit or Remove Personal Information, (6) Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties, (7) Disclosing, Editing and Deleting Personal Information and Ceasing to Disclose Personal Information to Third Parties in Response to Individual Requests, (8) Using Statistical Data, (9) Privacy Policy Limitations, (10) Management System for Personal Information, (11) Suggestions, Complaints and Objections Regarding this Privacy Policy, (12) Disclaimer, and (13) Modification History.

1. Description of Personal Information

“Personal information” is any information about an individual user, such as name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address、credit card information and any other information that can identify an individual. This also includes information that can be verified with other information to identify any given individual.

2. Collecting Personal Information – Purposes and Usage

Company and personal information collected directly from users and registered corporate users will be used for the purposes stated below, or otherwise as stated in advance and as required for GPlus to carry out its business operations.

  • GPlus collects the personal information required for activities such as hiring and recruiting.
  • GPlus collects the personal information entered by users themselves required to register for and use job seeking, real estate and other services, and to subscribe to various newsletters and other information emailed via GPlus websites.
  • GPlus collects company information and the personal information of contact persons at said companies, which is required to register companies using recruiting products and services within GPlus websites.
  • GPlus collects company information and the personal information of contact persons at said companies, which are required to register companies using advertising products and services within GPlus websites.
  • GPlus collects company information and the personal information of contact persons at said companies, which are required to register companies using real estate products and services within GPlus websites.
  • GPlus collects personal information required to respond to submitted inquiries and complaints it receives.

3. Maintenance of Personal Information

GPlus strives to ensure that the personal information it collects is correct, intact and updated, and that it matches the stated purposes of personal information usage.

4. Protections to Ensure the Security of Personal Information

GPlus handles personal information with the greatest care, taking the appropriate corporate and technical safety measures to prevent loss, defacing, and leakage through unauthorized access, as a company which supports (1) users seeking job opportunities and real estate properties for sale or rent and (2) corporate users seeking job candidates and renters or buyers of real estate properties. Except for authorized personnel, GPlus employees are prohibited from accessing User Registration Personal Information. This information is securely stored in a safe location, and will never be removed from the GPlus site. All GPlus employees are bound by a confidentiality agreement, and must strictly observe the Privacy Policy set by GPlus.

5. Methods for Users to View, Edit or Remove Personal Information

GPlus respects its users’ and registered companies’ rights regarding their personal information. We respond to requests to delete, edit and change this information through the appropriate method in each case. Using functions provided on GPlus websites, users may themselves edit, delete and change the level of disclosure they desire. Users may also view and edit, delete and change their personal information on GPlus websites. GPlus will respond electronically to each individual user’s request after confirming that said request has been made by the individual concerned. Newsletter and other subscriptions can also be managed by users themselves using functions provided on each GPlus website.

6. Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

GPlus will not disclose the personal information it collects from users and companies to third parties except under the following circumstances:

  • The user agrees to disclosure of his or her personal information
  • The user applies for a job or makes a real estate inquiry on a GPlus website
  • The user permits employers registered on our websites to access the searchable resume database maintained by GPlus.
  • The user requests GPlus to provide a specific third party with his other personal information.
  • GPlus is obliged to disclose personal information according to government laws or regulations.
  • The user’s life, health or property can be judged to be in danger through the withholding of personal information.
  • GPlus supplies usage statistics and other data that is not personally identifiable for the purpose of study and analysis to improve the services it provides

In addition, GPlus users may provide their own personal information directly to companies advertising on GPlus websites for purposes including but not limited to participation in special promotions and campaigns.

7. Disclosing, Editing and Deleting Personal Information and Ceasing to Disclose Personal Information to Third Parties in Response to Individual Requests

GPlus backs up and retains personal information collected for various user registrations on its websites for a set period of time. In the event that a user cancels his or her registration, GPlus backs up and retains the user’s personal information in order to resolve any issues that might arise with request processing or other unforeseeable system failures. GPlus also retains information for a period of time after user registration cancellation in the event that the rules of GPlus sites have been violated or GPlus is required by legally authorized organizations to provide such information for legal investigations. However, the personal information of users who request registration cancellation will not be used by services provided by GPlus websites after cancellation requests have been authorized and accepted. To prevent potential identity confusion, all registered usernames shall be stored in GPlus website databases indefinitely. The same username may not be applied for a second time by any user.

8. Using Statistical Data

Periodically, GPlus will process user information to obtain statistical data on the usage of its websites, products and services. Such statistical data will not contain any personal information which may lead to the identification of any specific individual. Users might also be asked to disclose demographic data related to the usage of GPlus websites from time to time for purposes including but not limited to website usage trend analysis. Other types of hardware or location data, such as users’ PC/smart device operating system or IP address when accessing GPlus websites, might be recorded, but not in connection with any personally identifiable information.

9. Privacy Policy Limitations

GPlus is not responsible for voluntarily posted information, such as in user comment sections of GPlus websites, which might be collected and used or abused by third parties without the user’s consent. Neither GPlus nor its affiliates will be held responsible for any abuses, losses and damages resulting from the voluntary posting of personal information by users via GPlus websites.

Our websites contain links to other websites. Unless otherwise stated, these third-party websites are independent of GPlus and bound by their own Privacy Policies. GPlus shall in no way be held responsible for the Privacy Policies or personal information usage activities of such websites.

When clicking links to move from GPlus websites to other websites, users are encouraged to review the Privacy Policies published on said websites.

10. Management System for Personal Information

GPlus strictly manages personal information by appointing a Chief Privacy Officer in charge of personal information management, employee education, and information security measures to prevent this information from being leaked to third parties or the public, and from being diverted or altered.

11. Suggestions, Complaints and Objections Regarding this Privacy Policy

If you have any suggestions, complaints, or objections about this privacy policy, please contact us by filling out the contact form on the GPlusMedia corporate website or the contact form of the GPlus website you are using. Upon receiving your contact form information, we will notify you and make every effort to take appropriate measures in a timely manner.

12. Disclaimer

GPlus will not disclose the personal information of any user to any third party without that user’s consent. However, if disclosure is legally requested by the national, state or local governments, by court order, or by the police or any other organization that is legally authorized to do so in Japan, the country of GPlus’ incorporation, then GPlus reserves the right to disclose said personal information without the user’s prior consent.

13. Modification History

GPlus will inform users of any modifications it implements to this Privacy Policy. Modifications can be viewed in the Modification History. GPlus will continue to review and improve its Privacy Policy by periodically reviewing Japanese laws and other regulations related to the collection and handling of personal information. Last Modified May 25, 2018.