Privacy


Information about Privacy on the ComCul International Kanji for Fun! Web Site
ComCul International is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on our site without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes we do need information to provide services that you request, and this privacy statement explains data collection and use in those situations. This privacy statement only applies to ComCul International; it does not apply to other online or offline ComCul International sites, products or services. Please read the complete ComCul International privacy statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
We will ask you when we need information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested when you are registering before entering a contest, ordering e-mail newsletters, joining a limited-access premium site, signing up for an event or training, or when purchasing and/or registering ComCul International products. Personal information collected by ComCul International often is limited to e-mail address, language, country or location, but may include other information when needed to provide a service you requested.

For example: If you choose a service or transaction that requires payment, such as making a purchase, we will request personal information necessary for billing and/or shipping, such as: name, address, telephone number, and credit card number.

When you buy and install a new product, we may ask you to register your purchase electronically. We keep this registration information on file with any information you've already given us on previous visits to our Web site.

ComCul International also collects certain information about your computer hardware and software. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, operating system, domain name, access times and referring Web site addresses. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of ComCul International.

ComCul International also collects information about which pages our customers visit within ComCul International. This site visitation data is identified only by a unique ID number, and it is never linked with personal information unless a user consents as described below.

ComCul International uses .NET Passport as its registration and authentication service. Should you need to sign in to this site using .NET Passport, you will be asked to provide your e-mail address and a password to sign you in. This same Passport sign-in allows you to access many other Passport participating sites and services. To learn more about the Passport service, the information stored in the Passport profile, and how Passport uses and protects your personal information, please read the .NET Passport privacy statement from the Microsoft.com WEB site.


Use of your Personal Information
We use your personal information for the following purposes:

• To ensure our site is relevant to your needs.
• To deliver services, such as newsletters, events, training or software, that you request or purchase.
• To help us create and publish content most relevant to you.
• To alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information and other new services from
ComCul International, if you so request.
• To allow you access to limited-entry areas of our site as appropriate.

We will merge site-visitation data with anonymous demographic information for research purposes, and we may use this information in aggregate to provide more relevant content. In some limited-entry sections of ComCul International, with your approval, we will combine site-visitation data with your personal information in order to provide you with personalized content. If you decline permission, we will not provide you the personalized service and won't merge your personal information with site-visitation data.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including packaging, mailing and delivering purchases, answering customer questions about products or services, sending postal mail and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

ComCul International may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on ComCul International or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of ComCul International and its family of Web sites, or (c) act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of ComCul International employees, users of ComCul International products or services, or members of the public.

Your information may be stored and processed in Canada and the United States or any other country in which ComCul International or its affiliates, subsidiaries or agents maintain facilities, and by using this site, you consent to any such transfer of information outside of your country. ComCul International abides by the safe harbor framework as set forth by the Canadian Commerce Department and the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of data from the European Union.


Control of your Personal Information
When you register, or otherwise give us personal information, ComCul International will not share that information with third parties without your permission, other than for the limited exceptions already listed. It will only be used for the purposes stated above.

Registering also allows you to tell us how or whether you want ComCul International to communicate with you. If you buy software through ComCul International, and do not want to receive such information, please let us know by sending a request from our Contact Us page.

Additionally, ComCul International occasionally allows other companies to offer our registered customers information about their products and services, using postal mail only. If you do not want to receive these offers, please let us know by sending a request from our Contact Us page.

ComCul International may send out periodic e-mails informing you of technical service or security issues related to a product or service you requested, or confirming you requested a product or service. You will not be able to choose to unsubscribe to these mailings, as they are considered an essential part of the service you have chosen.


Access to your Personal Information
We provide you with the means to ensure that your personal information is correct and current.
Simply send us a message from our Contact Us page expressing your desire to make changes to your profile.
In you request you can:

• View and edit personal information you have already given us at ComCul International.
• Tell us whether you want ComCul International to send you marketing information.
• Choose whether you want third parties to send you their offers by postal mail.
• Subscribe, or cancel subscriptions, to newsletters about our services and products.


Some services offered on ComCul International may collect information that is outside the normal registration process. However, in such cases, you can access your personal information by contacting ComCul International through our Contact Us page, or through alternative means of access described by the service. For example, if you buy software through ComCul International, you can change your personal information by contacting our Customer Service through the Contract Us page.


Security of your Personal Information
ComCul International is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. For example, we store the personal information you provide in computer servers with limited access that are located in controlled facilities. When we transmit sensitive information (such as a credit card number) over the internet, we protect it through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.


Protection of Children's Personal Information
ComCul International is a general audience site and does not knowingly collect any personal information from children.


Use of Cookies
When someone visits the site, a cookie is placed on the customer's machine (if the customer accepts cookies) or is read if the customer has visited the site previously. One use of cookies is to assist in the collection of the site visitation statistics described above.

We also use cookies to collect information on which newsletter links are clicked by customers. This information is used to ensure we are sending information customers want to read. It is collected in aggregate form and never linked with your personal information.

Web beacons, also known as clear gif technology, or action tags, may be used to assist in delivering the cookie on our site. This technology tells us how many visitors clicked on key elements (such as links or graphics) on a ComCul International Web page. We do not use this technology to access your personally identifiable information on ComCul International; it is a tool we use to compile aggregated statistics about ComCul International Web site usage. We may share aggregated site statistics with partner companies but do not allow other companies to place clear gifs on our sites.

ComCul International also uses cookies in connection with the use of your .NET Passport account on the ComCul International Web site, as explained in the .NET Passport privacy statement on the Microsoft.com Web site.

If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies from the ComCul International Web site, you will be able to view the text on the screens, however you will not experience a personalized visit nor will you be able to subscribe to the service offerings on the site.


Enforcement of this Privacy Statement
If you have questions regarding this statement, you should contact ComCul International by e-mail at privacy@comcul.com or send a message from the Contact Us page.


Changes to this Statement
ComCul International will occasionally update this privacy statement. When we do, we will also revise the "last updated" date at the top of the privacy statement. For material changes to this statement, ComCul International will notify you by placing prominent notice on the Web site.

Last Updated October 2016