Security and Privacy

Website Access
Whilst we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information on this Website it is provided on an "as is" basis and we give no warranty and make no representation regarding the accuracy or completeness of the content of this Website.  Further, no warranty is given that the Website shall be available on an uninterrupted basis, and no liability can be accepted in respect of losses or damages arising out of such unavailability.
Access to and use of this Website is at your own risk. We do not warrant that the use of this Website or any material downloaded from it will not cause damage to any property, including but not limited to loss of data or computer virus infection. We accept no liability for viruses. We recommend that you take all appropriate safeguards before downloading information or images from the Website.
Your Privacy

We are mindful of the importance of upholding the security of information under our control.  All data collected through the website is stored on secure servers, and we have stringent security and confidentiality procedures covering the storage and disclosure of such information, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1988. The following Privacy Policy forms part of our Terms and Conditions and will help you to understand how your personal information collected during your use of the Website will be treated by us. If you have any queries on this please don't hesitate to contact us via the details set out at the end of this policy.

Information is collected and managed by The Japanese Shop Ltd in a lawful manner, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The purpose for collecting information is at present purely to facilitate postal and email direct marketing campaigns and we do not share with or sell this information to any other organisation. For more information regarding how your personal data collected during your use of the website will be treated by us, please see our privacy policy. Please be aware that we may modify our privacy policy from time to time in our sole discretion and we urge you to check the privacy policy regularly to obtain the most up to date copy.
We have a strong commitment towards the privacy of sensitive information. This Privacy Policy sets out how we use personal information obtained about you during your use of the Website.  Your use of the Website signifies that you have given us your consent to such use of your data and your agreement to the terms of this Privacy Policy.
What personal information do we collect?

We may collect personal information when you contact us or when you fill in a form on the Website, including without limitation if you register on the Website, place an order through the Website or report a problem with our Website. We may also collect information regarding details of visits to our Website. Any personal information we collect will be used by us strictly in accordance with current data protection legislation and this Privacy Policy. We will store the information we collect from you and hold it electronically or otherwise.

IP Address & Cookies

We may collect information about your computer, including where available your IP address, operating system and browser type, for system administration and to report aggregate information to our advertisers. This is statistical data about our users' browsing actions and patterns, and does not identify any individual.

We use cookies to keep track of your information during the time you view the Website. We also use them to recognise return visitors and to track our promotions and projects. We gather this information for internal use only and will never authorise the release of this information with anyone outside of The Japanese Shop.

You may refuse to accept cookies by activating the setting on your browser which allows you to refuse the setting of cookies. However, if you select this setting you may be unable to access certain parts of the Website. Unless you have adjusted your browser setting so that it will refuse cookies, our system will issue cookies when you log on to our site.

Who do we share your information with?

We disclose information to employees for the purpose of operating the Website. [Unless you request otherwise, we may also share your details with select third parties for the purpose of marketing and promotional activities.] We may contact you for such marketing purposes by email or other electronic messages, post and/or fax (depending on the information we collect from you).  
We will not sell your details to any third party.  If you do not wish for us to share your details with third parties, other than our employees, or if you do not wish to receive such offers then you can at any time contact us.

Your Rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes and to ask us not to share your personal data with third parties other than our employees. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by contacting us at the address in the contact us.
You also have the right to see the personal data (as defined in the Data Protection Act 1988) that we keep about you, on receipt of a written request, verification of your identity, and payment of a fee of £10. If you are concerned that any of the information we hold on you is incorrect or if you wish to object to the use we have made of your personal data, please contact us.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

We may modify our Privacy Policy from time to time in our sole discretion; if so, we will post a revised version of this Privacy Policy on this webpage. We urge you to check the Privacy Policy regularly to obtain the most up to date copy. Modifications will be effective when they are posted on the website.

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