Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy states the terms under which personal information about you is collected and used when accessing the Site, whether you are a “Visitor” (meaning you simply browse the Site without creating an account) or you are a “Subscriber” (meaning you create an account on the Site). Please read this page carefully. Capitalized terms used but not defined in this Privacy Policy have the meanings given them in the Terms of Use Agreement. “Personal information” means all personally-identifying information, non-identifying information that is submitted by and/or automatically collected from Visitors or Subscribers who access the Site. By accessing the Site, you agree to the terms set forth in this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may be modified at any time without notice by posting the modified Privacy Policy here; provided, however, that the modified Privacy Policy shall not apply to disputes of which Castalia had notice on or before the date the modified Privacy Policy is posted on the Site. You should check this Privacy Policy each time you visit the Site to identify and understand any changes made since your previous visit. By continuing to access or use the Site, you agree to be bound by any modifications to this Privacy Policy. Please consult our Terms of Use Agreement for additional terms and conditions that apply to your use of and access to the Site.

1. Information Collected By Castalia

  • Visitor and Subscriber Information
    As a Subscriber or Visitor on the Site, your privacy is important to us. Castalia does not collect personally-identifying information about you or others unless you voluntarily submit that information to Castalia through the Site for yourself or others, create a Subscriber account, send inquiries to Castalia, or participate in certain activities on the Site. When you register as a Subscriber, Castalia requests your name, address, email. You will have the option to “opt-out” of receiving promotional email about the Castalia Services.
  • User Content
    Any User Content you post publicly on the Site may be shared. Your User Content may include personally-identifying information apart from that required to create a Subscriber account. Castalia assumes no responsibility for securing such User Content. Castalia has no obligation to use, or solicit/enable others to use, for any purpose, any User Content or other information you submit to the Site.
  • Information Gathered Automatically
    When you visit our Site, Castalia may automatically collect certain non-identifying information about you, such as your movement about the Site or the pages on the Site you visit most frequently, the type of browser or computer operating system you use, or the domain name of the website from which you linked to the Site. When you request pages from our server, our web server automatically collects some information about you, including your IP address. IP addresses are used by computers on a network to send the requested pages to you. In addition, Castalia may store small files on your computer’s hard drive as "cookies" or similar types of files to track and target your interests and preferences to customize Site Content based on browser type and Subscriber account information. Castalia uses this information internally to help it enhance the efficiency and usefulness of the Site and to improve customer service. If you object to this practice, please consult your browser’s documentation for instructions on erasing or blocking cookies. We recommend, however, that you allow cookies to be stored on your computer as they may be needed to properly process your order.

2. Links

This Site contains links to other websites. Castalia is not responsible for the privacy policies and/or practices of other websites. When linking to another website, Visitors and Subscribers should read the privacy policy stated on that website. Castalia’s privacy policy only governs information collected on this Site.

3. Use of Information Collected By Castalia

Castalia treats any personally-identifying information (apart from that included in User Content you post publicly to the Site) that you submit to the Site as a Visitor or Subscriber—whether belonging to you or a third party—as confidential. Information Castalia gathers, whether voluntarily provided by you or automatically collected, may be used for our internal purposes. Castalia will not sell, trade, or rent such information. Notwithstanding the foregoing or any other statements or representations here or elsewhere on our Site, Castalia reserves the right to disclose any information in our possession, including User Content submitted by you to the Site, if Castalia believes that disclosure is necessary: (1) to conform to legal requirements or to respond to a subpoena, search warrant or other legal process received by Castalia, whether or not a response is required by applicable law; (2) to enforce the Castalia Terms of Use Agreement or to protect our rights; or (3) to protect the safety of members of the public and Castalia Subscribers. Castalia reserves the right to transfer personal information to a successor in interest that acquires rights to that information as a result of the sale of Castalia or substantially all of its assets to that successor in interest.

4. Security

Castalia has reasonable security measures in place to protect the personal information you submit to us once it is received; however, Castalia cannot be responsible for the security of such personal information or any User Content you submit to Castalia through the Site. Personal information submitted to create an account is accessible to those Castalia employees who need it to perform the Castalia Services, such as our customer service personnel and technical staff. When you communicate with Castalia by email or submit your User Content, however, your communication is not necessarily secure and is subject to all of the risks of electronic communication, such as unauthorized entry or use, hardware or software failure, and other factors that may compromise the security of Subscriber information at any time. Castalia assumes no responsibility for the security of any User Content or personal information you submit to Castalia through the Site. Castalia reserves the right to update or otherwise alter our security practices if and when it is deemed appropriate.

5. Contact Information

If you are concerned about the personal information you have provided to Castalia, or would like to review, update, or delete that personal information or User Content, please contact Castalia at Castalia will make reasonable efforts to comply with your request.

If you do not wish to receive promotional e-mails from Castalia, please send an email to with the words “Remove from e-mails lists” in the subject line and re-type the email address to be removed in the text of the email for verification purposes. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and in accordance with the Agreement, you agree that Castalia may communicate with you via email regarding your use of the Site or your submission of User Content and you agree to receive emails from Castalia, or its designee, necessary for the normal functioning of the Site or in connection with Castalia Services

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, the practices of this Site, or your dealings with Castalia, please feel free to contact Castalia at the following address:

Castalia Co., Ltd.
Minamiaoyama 2-2-8
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062

6. Miscellaneous

This Site originates from Japan. Castalia does not claim that the Site, the Site Content, or the Castalia Services are appropriate or may be used outside of Japan. Access to the Site, the Site Content, or the Castalia Services by certain persons or in certain countries may not be lawful. If you access this Site from outside of Japan, you do so at your own risk and are responsible for compliance with the laws of your jurisdiction.

- Partially amended as of September 30, 2011.