Morinaga Institute of
Biological Science, Inc.

Privacy Policy

About the usage of personal information

Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc. ( henceforth be referred to as "MIoBS" below ) hereby informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information acquired and preserved from our customers, based on the Personal Information Protection Law.

This privacy policy is a contract between the customer (you) and the Company.

Information on the responsible authority

The following party is responsible for processing your personal data:

Morinaga Institute of Biological Science, Inc.
Sachiura 2-1-16, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi
235-0004 JAPAN
TEL: +81 (0) 45 791 7674
FAX: +81 (0) 45 791 7675
E-mail:

Privacy policy of morinaga.co.jp

1. Regarding the usage of personal information

MIoBS will collect and keep the personal information mentioned below.

Your personal information will only be used for the purposes mentioned below, and your additional consent is required for usage outside of the items listed below.

I) Types of personal information collected

  • - Personal information received from inquiry forms or other Q&A processes
  • - Personal information acquired through transactions or business contracts

II) Purposes of personal information usage

  • - Invitation of surveys for product development, marketing strategy or other related research
  • - Sending information about promotional activities or new merchandise via e-mail
  • - Recognizing members on websites where membership is a reqirement
  • - Responding to inquiries, questions or other forms which requires personal information input
  • - All other purposes, with previous consent from the owner of personal information

2. Management and protection of personal information

MIoBS implements "Guidelines of Personal Information Protection", "Rules of the Usage of Personal Information", "Instrctions of the Usage of Personal Information" and other rules to cope with the Personal Information Protection Law and all related codes and acts.

We actively train and inspire our staff in order to raise awareness of the importance of personal information protection.

MIoBS has assigned staff responsible for managing your personal information, and to avoid the leakage of personal information aquired.

We will always continue to modify and improve our organization and strategy towards protection of personal information.

3. Providing personal information to external parties

MIoBS will never reveal or provide your personal information to other third parties without your consent. However, based on the reasons below, MIoBS owns the right to reveal or provide your personal information without your prior agreement.

  • 1) When requested by law,
  • 2) On occasions where prior agreement is hard to reach and lives, health or properties of others are in imminent danger,
  • 3) Under legal request of local or central authorities, when getting consent from you may significantly impact the execution of critical issues,
  • 4) When your inquiry is considered proper to be dealt with by other related parties that represent MIoBS.

Web analytics

MIoBS is using Google Analytics to understand how our website is being used by our customers.

According to the aforementioned reasons, we will utilize web beacons and cookies to comprehensively analyze actions and functions on our website.

The data we collect includes, but is not limited to, the pages viewed by the users, etc.

MIoBS will utilize all information and existing internal records as marketing data, to analyze your activity on the website, and to provide accurate promotional content.

The modification of privacy policies

MIoBS will continue to review and, if necessary, modify our privacy policies.

if either of the situation below is fulfilled:

  • 1) When a modification of the privacy policy is beneficial to our customer, or
  • 2) When a modification of the privacy policy does not go against the original contract, and the necessity of modification, the results after the modification, and other consequences are considered reasonable.

MIoBS will notify all customers on this website to any modification, with the summary, detailed contents and the effective date of the modification. Customers who continure to utilize our website after the effective date will be regarded as being in agreement with the modification of the policies.

MIoBS will continue to review and, if necessary, modify our privacy policies.

The content of the privacy policy may change due to above modification.

We thank you for your understanding.

The modification will be taken into effect once it is made.

The usage of Cookies

To provide better navigating experiences, parts of the website will utilize "Cookies" technology.

"Cookies" is a tool in between the web server and browser, with the purpose of understanding users' information and navigation records.

If you prefer to opt out from the "Cookies", you may change the settings of your browser.

By turning off the "Cookies", you may not be able to view or use some of the functions on the website. Thank you for your understanding.

MIoBS is using support tools to measure the effects of our marketing strategies and to understand how our website is being used by our customers.

According to the aforementioned reasons, we will utilize web beacons and cookies to comprehensively analyze actions and functions on our website.

The data we collect includes, but is not limited to, the products or the pages viewed by the users, etc.

MIoBS will utilize all information and existing internal records as marketing data, to analyze your activity on the website, and to provide accurate promotional content and conduct communication activities with you.