PRIVACY POLICY

Published: April 1, 2020
Last updated: April 1, 2020

We, EPOCH COMPANY, LTD., respect your privacy. As we operate this website and provide you with our services, we process personal data about you, we undertake to comply with applicable data protection laws, including the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan (the “PDPA”), the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (the “GDPR”), California Consumer Protection Act (the “CCPA”), and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of the United State of America (the “COPPA”). This is our privacy policy on how we process and protect your personal data.
We may revise this privacy policy from time to time. You can obtain the latest version of this policy at the following link:
https://epochtoys.com/privacy/

If you have any questions or concerns about this privacy policy or your personal data, including any requests to exercise your legal rights, please contact us using the following contact information:

Privacy Manager
EPOCH COMPANY, LTD.
2-2-2, Komagata Taito-ku, Tokyo 111-8618, Japan
privacy@epoch.jp

PART I:FOR OUR GUESTS FROM EUROPE
PART II:FOR OUR GUESTS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA
PART III:CHILDREN’S PRIVACY (FOR GUESTS FROM THE UNITED STATES)

PART I: FOR OUR GUESTS FROM EUROPE

This section of our privacy policy is addressed to our guests who live in the countries of the European Union, Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein and the United Kingdom.

1. PERSON IN CHARGE

This privacy policy is issued by us, EPOCH COMPANY, LTD., a company registered in Tokyo, Japan. When we process your personal data, we are the data controller in the meaning of GDPR and are responsible for protecting your rights with personal data.

2. HOW WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA

As we provide you with our services on this website, we collect, use, store, generate or disclose to third-parties (hereinafter collectively referred to as “process”) your personal data for the following purposes:

3. SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

We usually don’t collect and/or use sensitive categories of your personal data as defined in Articles 9 or 10 of GDPR on our website.

4. COOKIES

Cookie is a small text file that our website sends to your terminal device for the purpose of keeping certain records.

By using cookies:

The cookie identifies your terminal device, typically your web browser, but it cannot identify your individual identity. You can choose whether to allow us or third-parties (our Adtech partners) to set performance cookies and advertising cookies. When we use cookies for the purpose of personalizing our advertisement or analyzing web access, we request your prior consent thereto.
For more information and to change your cookie settings, including withdrawal of your consent, visit our Cookie Setting page from link at the bottom of every webpage.

We do not set and use cookies for the purpose of advertisement or web access analytics for our users under 16 years of age. To ensure this policy, we request you to declare you are 16 years of age or older when we obtain your consent to our setting cookies for these purposes.

5. TRANSFER TO NON-EU COUNTRIES

When we disclose your personal data including your browsing record on our website to Google, your personal data may be transferred to the United States of America. In that case, your personal data are protected by Google in accordance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework or model contract clauses that are approved by the European Commission and are incorporated in the contract between Google and us. More detail of the protection of transferred personal data is provided by Google (https://policies.google.com/privacy/frameworks?hl=en)

Otherwise, we do not transfer your personal data to any entities located in any third countries outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) or Japan. In the event that we transfer your data to an entity located outside the EEA or Japan, we either ask for your prior consent thereto or protect your rights with personal data by virtue of a data transfer contract with the relevant recipient in accordance with GDPR and PDPA, which impose on such recipients contractual obligations to ensure adequate level of data protection equivalent to those laid down by GDPR and PDPA.

6. YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

Provided that certain conditions are met, you have legal rights to request from us the following:

If you wish to exercise your right, please contact us.

7. COMPLAINT

Please contact us if you have any concern about how we collect and use your personal data. You also have right to lodge complaints with data protection supervisory authorities of your country of residence.

PART II: FOR OUR GUESTS FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA

This section of our privacy policy explains how we collect, use, share, and protect personally identifiable information of California residents and any information related to it ("personal information") and non-personal information.

1. RIGHT TO KNOW ABOUT PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED, DISCLOSED, OR SOLD

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CATEGORY (stipulated in CCPA 1798.140(o)) DETAIL BUSINESS OR COMMERCIAL PURPOSE FOR PROCESSING SOURCES OF COLLECTED PERSONAL INFORMATION CATEGORY OF THIRD PARTIES WE SELL (stipulated in CCPA 1798.140(w))
1 Identifiers.

Unique personal identifier (cookie(s)), Internet Protocol address.

To organize and manage our popularity poll event on the characters of Sylvanian Families or Calico Critters

Your activity on our website

None

2 Identifiers.

Unique personal identifier (cookie(s)), Internet Protocol address, email address.

To provide those who are 16 years of age or older with our services including small entertainment like fortune-telling on our website

Your activity on our site

None

3 Identifiers
Internet or other electronic network activity information

Unique personal identifier (cookie(s)), Internet Protocol address, email address. browsing history, information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application

To manage our personalized advertising to those who are 16 years of age or older

Your activity on our site, ad agencies

ad agencies

4 Identifiers.

Alias (e.g. username with social media service) with content of posting

To facilitate social communication by interacting with our customers on certain social media including Instagram

Your posting on social media (e.g. Instagram)

None

5 Identifiers.

Unique personal identifier (cookie(s)), Internet Protocol address

To analyze your use of our website and generate insight to improve our service and marketing

Your activity on our site

None

6 Identifiers
Internet or other electronic network activity information

Internet Protocol address
browsing history, information regarding a consumer’s interaction with an Internet Web site, application

To protect your privacy and security, integrity and availability of this website

Your activity on our site

None

g. Disclosure or Sale of Personal Information

(1) We may disclose your identifiers (such as cookie(s) and email address) to the service providers and third parties below, to manage our personalized advertising to those who are 16 years of age or older and other services:

We only allow our service providers to handle your personal information when we have confirmed that they take appropriate measures to protect your personal information. We also impose contractual obligations on service providers to ensure that they can only use your personal information to provide services necessary to receive, handle and respond to your inquiries. We may also share personal information with external auditors.
We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies to comply with our legal and regulatory obligations.

We may also need to share some personal information with other parties, such as potential buyers of some or all of our businesses or during a re-structuring. Usually, information will be anonymized but this may not always be possible. The recipient of the information will be bound by confidentiality obligations.
We will not share your personal information with any other third party.

(3) We do not sell personal information about residents who we know are younger than 16 years old.
Under the CCPA, “sell” means disclosing by electronic or other means, a consumer’s personal information to a third party for monetary or other valuable consideration.

2. RIGHT TO REQUEST DELETION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

3. RIGHT TO OPT-OUT OF THE SALES OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

4. RIGHT TO NON-DISCRIMINATION FOR THE EXERCISE OF A CONSUMER’S PRIVACY RIGHT

5. AUTHORIZED AGENT

We may deny a request from an agent that does not submit a proof that they have been authorized by you to act on your own behalf.

6. HOW THIS SITE RESPOND TO “DO NOT TRACK” SIGNALS

Some browsers incorporate a “Do Not Track” (DNT) feature, which when turned on signals to websites you visit that you do not want to be tracked. Because there is not yet an accepted standard for how to respond to a DNT signal, this site does currently not respond to DNT signals on this website or on websites where we provide advertisements, contents or other services.

7. YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

Pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1798.83, we only share Personal Information with third parties for those third parties’ direct marketing purposes if you specifically opt-in or are offered the opportunity to opt-out and elect not to opt-out from such sharing at the time you provide Personal Information or at the time you choose to participate in a feature. If you do not opt-in or if you opt-out at the applicable time, we do not share your information with those identified third parties for those third parties’ own direct marketing purposes. If you are a California resident, and we do not have a policy of providing choices regarding certain kinds of sharing, as described above, you have the right to receive from us: (a) information identifying any third party(ies) to whom we may have disclosed, within the preceding calendar year, your Personal Information for that third party’s own direct marketing purposes; and (b) a description of the categories of Personal Information disclosed. If you are a California resident, please write to the contact point referred in section 6 to obtain information free of charge regarding our compliance with this law. (Requests received by other means may result in a delayed response.) Please use "Your California Privacy Rights" in the subject line of your e-mail or letter. Please include your name, street address, city, state, and zip code. We are not responsible for requests that are not labeled or sent properly, or do not have complete information.
Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each calendar year. We will respond to these requests within thirty (30) days.

PART III: CHILDREN’S PRIVACY (FOR GUESTS FROM THE UNITED STATES)

Some of our websites contain content appropriate for a wide range of audiences, including Children(in this provision, we call the children who are under 13 years old).
We do not collect and store personal information about Child if this information is submitted by a Child without prior parental consent or by the parent or guardian of the Child. If a Service is directed to children under COPPA, we may ask users to verify their dates of birth before collecting any personal information from them. Those users that indicate they are Children are either blocked from the activity or taken through a parental consent process.
We are prohibited by COPPA from conditioning a Child's participation in an activity - like contests - on the Child's disclosure of more personal information than is reasonably necessary to participate in the activity.

If we discover that we’ve unintentionally collected information from a child in a way that doesn’t meet COPPA requirements, we will delete the information immediately.
A parent who has already given our permission to collect and use his or her Child's personal information can, at any time, do the following: (1) review, correct, or delete the Child's personal information; and/or (2) discontinue further collection or use of the Child's personal information. To do so, please refer to the section 6.