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Privacy Policy

Revised on July 14, 2008

Thank you for visiting the CON-CAN Movie Festival website, hosted by Media Research, Inc. Your privacy is important to us. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of personal information you submit on Web pages where this policy applies.

Although we operate internationally, many of our computer systems are currently based in Japan, and as such your personal data will be processed by us in Japan where data protection and privacy regulations may not offer the same level of protection as in other parts of the world, such as European Union and the United States. If you register as a CON-CAN member outside of Japan, you will be asked during the initial registration to consent to the collection and/or processing in Japan of your personally identifiable information, which includes the use of cookies as described below.

The information we collect

At CON-CAN Movie Festival hosted by Media Research Inc.’s web site, you can enter contests, vote in polls or otherwise express an opinion, subscribe to one of our services such as our online newsletter, or participate in one of our online forums or communities. The types of personally identifiable information that may be collected at these pages include: name, address, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number, credit card information, and information about your interests in and use of various products, programs, and services. If you are a corporate customer, in addition to the above, the other types of personally identifiable information that may be collected include the name of the company you represent, the division or department that you are representing, and the title of your position within the company. We also reserve the right to collect modifications of any of the above information.

At CON-CAN Movie festival web site, you can also submit information about other people. For example, you might submit a person’s name and e-mail address to send an electronic greeting card. The type of personally identifiable information that may be collected about other people at these pages include: recipient’s name, address, e-mail address and telephone number.

At certain parts of our site, only persons who provide us with the requested personally identifiable information will be able to order products, programs, and services or other wise participate in the site activities and offerings.

We also collect non- personally identifiable information when you visit many of our Web pages such as the type of browser being used (e.g. Netscape, Internet Explorer), the type of operating system you are using (e.g. Windows 2000, MAC OS), and the domain name of your Internet service provider (e.g. j:com, American Online).

The Purpose of the Use of the Information

We use the information you provide about yourself to fulfill your requests for our products, program and services, to confirm the bills or payments for our products and/or services, to visit your address to deliver our product or to render our services, to respond to your inquiries about our offerings, and to offer you other products, programs or services that we believe may be of interest to you.

We use this information to communicate with you, such as to confirm your application for participation in our events or festivals, to notify you when you have won one of our contests, to notify you about changes to our subscriber agreements, to fulfill a request by you, to publicly disclose information about your production on the website as part of our event or festival, or to contact you about your account with us. We also use this information to provide you with information about our event, festival, new product, service or seminar and to request you to answer our questionnaires,

We use the information that you provide about others to enable us to send them your gifts or cards. From time to time, we may also use this information to offer our products, programs, or services to them.

The information we collect in connection with our online forums and communities is used to provide an interactive experience. We use this information to facilitate participation in these forums and communities and, from time to time to offer you products, programs and services.

If you choose to submit content for publication (e.g. letter to the movie festival), we may publish your screen name and other information you have provided to us.

We use the non-personally identifiable information that we collect to improve the design and content of our site to enable us to personalize your Internet experience. We also may use this information in the aggregate to analyze site usage, as well as to offer you products, programs, or services.

We may disclose personally identifiable information in response to legal processes, for example, in response to a court order or a subpoena. We also may disclose such information in response to a law enforcement agency request or where we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to a physical, personal, or national safety or security, violations of our term of use, or as otherwise required by law (in accordance with Article 23, Part 1, Chapter 4 of the Japan Personal Information Protection Act). In addition we may transfer information about you if we were acquired by or merged with another company.

Staff, employees, and contractors of CON-CAN Media Plaza who have access to personally identifiable information are required meet our confidentiality requirements and protect this information in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy, for example by not using the information for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for CON-CAN Movie Festival.

Although we will take appropriate security measures with all possible care to prevent any loss, leakage, falsification, misuse, or unauthorized alteration of personal information in order to safeguard against unauthorized disclosures of information, we cannot assure you that personally identifiable information that we collect will never be disclosed with this Privacy Policy.

At some places on our site, we may ask your permission to disclose personally identifiable information about you (name, address, and e-mail address) to companies whose practices are not covered by this Privacy Policy (e.g. other marketers, magazines publishers, retailers, participatory databases, and non profit organizations) that we want to market products or services to you. If at some point you grant us permission to transfer your information for these purposes and later decide that you no longer want us to do so, simply send us an e-mail at and we will edit your preferences accordingly.

We may, on occasion, combine information we receive online with outsiders records to enhance our ability to market those products or services that may be of interest to you. When registering with our website, we provide you an opportunity to express your preferences with respect to receiving details about other products and services from CON-CAN Movie Festival, CON-CAN Media Plaza and Media Research Inc. and about products and services from selected third parties. If you ever decide in the future that you would like to update your preferences, you may do so by sending us an e-mail at and we will edit your preferences accordingly. Finally we will not use or transfer personally identifiable information provided to us in ways unrelated to the ones described above without also providing you with an opportunity to opt out of these unrelated uses.

Collection of Information by third party sites and sponsors

The CON-CAN Movie Festival site contains links to other sites whose information practices may be different than ours. Visitors should consult the other sites privacy policies as we have no control over information that is submitted to, or collected by, these third parties.

We sometimes may offer content (e.g. contests, campaigns, or promotions) that is sponsored by or co-branded with identified third parties. By virtue of these relationships, the third parties may obtain personally identifiable information that visitors voluntarily submit to participate in the site activity. We have no control over these third parties use of this information. The site will notify you at the time of requesting personally identifiable information if these third parties will obtain such information.

At certain parts of the CON-CAN Media Plaza and Media Research Inc. sites, reputable third parties may present or serve advertisements. Our Privacy Policy does not cover any use of information that a third party ad server may collect from you. For more information on third party ad servers please click here.

Cookies and other technical information

We send “cookies” to your computer primarily to enhance your online experience. “Cookies” are filters that can identify you as a unique customer and store your personal preferences as well as technical information (including click through and click stream data). Cookies can either be permanent (e.g. they remain on your computer until you delete them) or temporary (e.g. they last only until you close your browser). We may also use “Web beacons” that monitor your use of our sites. Web beacons (or Web bugs) are small strings of code that provide a method for delivering a graphic image on a web page for the purpose of transferring data, such as the IP (Internet Protocol) address of the computer that downloads the page on which the Web beacon appears, the URL (Uniform Resource Locator) of the page on which the web beacon appears, the time the page containing the Web beacon was viewed, the type of browser that requested the Web beacon and the identification number of any cookies on the computer previously placed by that server. When corresponding with you via HTML capable e-mail, Web beacons let us know whether you received and opened our e-mail.

If you choose to provide the site with personally identifiable information, this information can be stored in or linked to other data stored in cookies and/or web beacons.

By accepting this Privacy Policy, you specifically agree to our use of cookies and web beacons as described herein. You may adjust your browser to reject cookies from us or from any other Web site. Additionally, by setting your Web browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of some Web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information. However, certain areas of our site can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies or similar devices and you should be aware that disabling cookies or similar devices might prevent you from accessing some of our information.

Our commitment to security

We have put in place appropriate physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data security and correctly use the information we collect online. In addition our company (Media Research, Inc.) has been approved by the Japanese Privacy law, the PrivacyMark system. The PrivacyMark system is a system set up by the Japanese government’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in order to accredidate private corporations that have taken appropriate measures in order to protect the privacy of personal information that they collect. CON-CAN Media Plaza conforms to the Japanese government’s regulations for the handling of personal information in this manner.

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How can you access or correct information

If you want to confirm, modify, or delete your personal information and/or preferences already given to us, please send an email to Upon verification of your identity to prevent a leakage or falsification of your personal information to or by a third party respectively, we will follow proper procedures.

Children’s Policy

Visitors to this site may participate in many activities without providing any personally identifiable information. However, if a user wants to participate in certain of our interactive features, we ask him/her to register and provide us with the following information: his/her e-mail address and age information. When the person who registers indicates that he or she is under 13, we will either collect no personal identifiable information from that individual or inform the child that a parent verifiable consent is required or we will collect the e-mail address of the user's parent in addition to the user’s e-mail address. We use the parents e-mail address to seek the parent’s verifiable consent or notify the parent of their child’s online activities and enable the parent to unsubscribe their child from the newsletter or other similar activities. If a user is under 13, we will not condition his/her participation in an online activity on the disclosure of more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity. We do not share children’s information with outside third parties not bound by this Privacy Policy. If you would like to review any personally identifiable information that we have collected online from your child, have this information deleted, and/or request that there be no further collection or use of your child’s information or if you have any questions about these information practices you may contact us at, or call a representative at +81-3-5414-6532.

Notification regarding updates

CON-CAN Media Plaza will from time to time review and revise this privacy policy. We will notify you about material changes in the way we treat personally identifiable information by placing a notice on our website. We encourage you to periodically check back and review this policy so that you always will know what information we collect, how we use it and to whom we disclose it.


If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy or its implementation you may contact us at

CON-CAN Media Plaza is operated by Media Research, Incorporated. For details of Media Research, Inc.’s Privacy Policy please refer to: