VP Advisors K.K. fully understand the importance of protecting personal information, and observe all applicable laws and regulations relating to privacy protection. 

Last updated on 20 July 2021



This Privacy Policy applies to all matters relating to the handling of personal information on the website (the “Website”), located at http://chihosousei-vpa.com/, which is operated by VP Advisors K.K.

  • We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy protection in handling your personal information.
  • We will only collect your personal information by appropriate and fair means.
  • We will not use your personal information beyond the scope of the purpose of use that we have previously specified, unless you give your prior consent.
  • We will not provide third parties with your personal information unless you give your prior consent, other than as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  • We will at all times assign responsibility for protection of personal information and development of our internal systems to a designated officer in order to help ensure appropriate management of personal information.
  • We will maintain appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information from improper disclosure or modification and from unauthorized access.
  • We will regularly review this Privacy Policy to help ensure that appropriate safeguards are maintained.
  • We will respond appropriately to requests from our users to disclose the personal information that we maintain concerning them, to correct any inaccuracies in such information and to cease use of their personal information.



Handling of personal data


Appropriate Collection

We will only collect your personal information by appropriate and fair methods.


Type of Information We Collect

The personal information we collect may include your full name, e-mail address, phone number, company name and purpose of use of the Website.


Purpose of Use

Personal information we collect may be used for the following purposes:

  • Providing services on the Website (hereinafter called the “Online Services”) to customers and conducting related operations
  • Processing of customer applications for the Online Services for members;
    Responses to customer inquiries and complaints
  • Efforts to design and improve the Service customized to interests of consumers, including through sending questionnaires to customers (no personal information collected thereby will be disclosed to any third parties)
  • Efforts to customize the Service to the interests of our users, including through sending questionnaires to customers (no personal information collected thereby will be disclosed to any third parties)
  • Notifications to contest winners.

Before using personal information for any purpose other than those listed above, we will notify you to request your consent, and will not use your personal information for such other purpose unless you give your consent.


Providing Information to Third Parties

We will not provide your personal information to any third party without your advance consent, except where such disclosure:

  • Is in accordance with or required by applicable law
  • Is necessary for the protection of the safety or property of our users or the public, and it is difficult or impractical to obtain the consent of the individual
  • Is necessary for public health or education and it is difficult or impractical to obtain the consent of the individual
  • Is made in cooperation with national or local authorities, or an individual or entity appointed by such authorities to enforce the law or carry out legal process, and in which seeking the consent of the individual could affect such enforcement or legal process
  • Is made pursuant to a merger, acquisition or other business combination.

We may disclose aggregate information regarding users (not including personally identifiable information) to third parties that we believe to be reputable. Please also see “About Cookies” below.

If we entrust an individual or entity with the handling of any personal information, we will exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over such individual or entity to ensure the security of such personal information.



We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian may e-mail us, and we will remove such information from our database and cease promotional contacts with the child. 



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.



If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.



If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.


Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.


What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.


Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

For all enquiries, please send an email to info@chihosousei-vpa.com