Privacy Policy

We at The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints ("we" or “the Company”) understand the importance of Personal Information (“Personal Information” includes information that can identify an individual, such as name, address or phone number, as well as other information that, combined with other information, can be used to identify an individual). We endeavor to protect Personal Information through our compliance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan (Act No. 57 of May 30, 2003; as amended; the "Act") and our Privacy Policy, and by appropriately managing the Personal Information of our customers at the Company.

  1. We will collect Personal Information in an appropriate manner.
  2. We will inform you regarding the purpose of use of your Personal Information, and use it within the scope of the purpose.
  3. We will take necessary and appropriate measures to safely manage the collected Personal Information.
  4. Except where otherwise prescribed by us, we will not make available or disclose Personal Information to any third parties.
  5. We will respond appropriately in the event that an individual contacts the appropriate point of contact regarding display, correction, deletion and/or termination of use of their respective Personal Information.

Matters disclosed under the Act
We are required to disclose the following information pursuant to the Act:

Name of business operator handling Personal Information, and manager responsible for the protection of Personal Information

  • The Company
  • hief privacy officer

Purpose of use of Personal Information

We use Personal Information of our customers provided to us by individuals only for the following purposes:

  • Responding to, confirming, and archiving inquiries, consultations, repairs and other support;
  • Providing information regarding products, services, and campaigns via invitation letters, e-mails or other means;
  • Shipping products or sending invoices; and
  • Product development and improvement or enhancement of other services.

Provision of Personal Information to third parties

We will not provide Personal Information to any third parties except in the following cases:

  • In the event you have agreed to the provision of your Personal Information;
  • In the event it is necessary for the protection of life, body, or property, and the relevant consent(s) cannot be easily obtained;
  • In the event the handling of Personal Information has been entrusted in whole or in part to a third party within the scope necessary to fulfill the purposes of use; in which case we take measures to prevent leakage, loss, or falsification of Personal Information, such as by carefully selecting our contractors, entering into agreements with contractors regarding the handling of Personal Information, and directing and supervising our contractors as necessary;
  • In the event that Personal Information is provided in connection with the succession of business due to merger or other reason; and
  • Where required by applicable laws or regulations.

Inquiries regarding display, correction, deletion and/or termination of use of Personal Information

Upon receipt of a request for display, correction, deletion and/or termination of use of Personal Information, we will promptly respond to those requests upon confirming the identity of the individual through prescribed procedures. For any inquiries regarding Personal Information, please contact the appropriate point of contact on the Company’s web page.

Information collected/used

In order to provide you with product recommendations and enhance our services to you, we will, in addition to the uses described in Section 2 above, also collect and use customer identifying information, site browsing/action history and computer/connection information (including such information obtained via Cookies*) (collected information may contain, but is not limited to, customer Personal Information). We may also collect other information which may be collected via conventional internet technologies and use such data for analysis.

*What are Cookies?
"Cookies" are a technology used on computers (i.e., hard drives) to record and manage information about customers visiting web pages.
Some of our web pages use Cookies in order to allow our customers to browse our web pages more conveniently.
In the event that you choose to block the use of Cookies by changing the Cookie settings on your web browser, some or all services (such as product purchase), may be unavailable.
Additionally, in order to improve our web pages, Cookies will also be used to examine usage by customers but cannot be used to identify an individual.


We may revise or update information in these “Matters disclosed under the Act” without prior notice in order to respond to changes to the management of our measures on the protection of Personal Information or in connection with changes in applicable laws and regulations.