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Privacy Policy & Site Policy

Privacy Policy

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Thank you for choosing Visit Okinawa Japan (hereinafter referred to as “Website”).
This Website is a web portal for travel information in Okinawa, operated by Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (hereinafter referred to as “OCVB”).

On this Web site, we will obtain the minimum required personal information within the scope of the purposes set forth below. This Privacy Policy applies to all users (including tenants) of Visit Okinawa Japan.

1. Definition of Personal Information

Personal information on this Website refers to identifiable information of a specific individual in part or by collation with the following information.

  1. 1. Email address, name, or address obtained from an inquiry email.

2. Use of Personal Information

Personal information shall be used mainly for the following purposes.

  1. 1. Contact by OCVB via email
  2. 2. Surveys and research regarding tourism in Okinawa

3. Restrictions on the Use of Personal Information

As standard policy, OCVB shall not disclose information, from which an individual may be identified, or provide personal information to a third party.
However, OCVB may provide personal information to an external contractor in the event that work within the scope stipulated in Article 2 is outsourced upon entering a nondisclosure agreement with the subject contractor.

  1. 1. In the event that the point of contact for registered users to reach OCVB is outsourced to an external contractor.
  2. 2. In the event that the task of contacting registered members via email, etc. is outsourced to an external contractor.

4. Disclosure of Information under Special Circumstances

OCVB may disclose personal information under the following special circumstances.

  1. 1. In the event that information is requested by a court, public prosecutor’s office, police, or any other authority of law in compliance with the law.
  2. 2. For other reasons deemed particularly necessary by OCVB.

5. Acquisition of IP Address

OCVB shall automatically acquire the IP address and other information of the user.
In the event that the user violates the terms and conditions set forth by OCVB or provisions stipulated by Japanese laws or regulations, unauthorized access is confirmed, or there is a possibility of infringement upon the rights of the Website system, user, or any other related party, OCVB may investigate the IP address for purposes of identifying the individual or blocking access.

6. Use of Access Log

OCVB shall aggregate an access log by means of utilizing log analysis features on the web server to conduct research on tourist information in Okinawa. OCVB may, in part, combine personal information and cookies to obtain dynamic transition information in detail, in which event the practice shall comply with this Privacy Policy. Furthermore, the dynamic transition information shall not be disclosed in such a way that the individual may be identified.

[About Access Log Collection] This site utilizes Google Analytics to collect and analyze access logs.

Google Analytics uses cookies to collect access logs, which do not contain information that can be used to identify specific individuals.

Access logs obtained using Google Analytics are managed in accordance with Google’s privacy policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/partner-sites?hl=en).

This site enables Google Analytics advertising features and employs Google Analytics user analyses and interest category reports.

The site also uses a combination of first-party cookies (Google Analytics cookies, etc.), other first-party identification, third-party cookies and/or third-party identification to analyze the age group, gender and interests of persons browsing the site.

To opt out of Google Analytics advertising features, please change your browser settings or use the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/).

7. Cookie Policy

A cookie is a small text file that the website sends to your device for the purpose of keeping records. It identifies your device, typically your web browser, but it cannot directly identify you.

Some cookies are necessary to operate our website (e.g. for establishing and keeping sessions), while other cookies may be used for the following purposes:

-Improving website functionality;
-Collecting analytical data to improve website performance;
-Delivering advertisements that may be of interest to you from us or our advertising partners based on information collected by tracking users across the internet; and

You can choose whether to allow us or third-parties (e.g. our analytics, advertising and social media partners) to set cookies which are not strictly necessary for the functioning of the website via the cookie banner or cookie settings interface provided on the website.

Site Policy

This Website is a web portal for travel information in Okinawa operated by the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau (hereinafter referred to as “”OCVB””).
It shall be assumed that the user has agreed to the following terms and conditions in pursuing the use of this Website.
OCVB shall, without notifying the user, add or modify provisions of the terms and conditions as it deems necessary. Please refer to the latest terms and conditions at the time of use, as OCVB will not notify the user of additions or modifications. In addition, the following terms and conditions as well as provisions thereof shall supersede all explanatory materials or information contained on this Website in the event that any conflict arises in the content.

1. Services Provided on this Website

In order to use this Website, the user must be connected to the Internet. It shall be the responsibility of the user to arrange the necessary equipment, software, communication equipment, etc. OCVB does not intervene in neither the preparation nor means of connecting to the Internet. Please note that OCVB absolutely cannot respond to inquiries pertaining to these matters.
This Website currently offers a variety of services including information services and tenant services. OCVB shall reserve the right to modify, terminate, or transfer to another service the scope of these services without notifying the user.

2. System Operation and Information Guarantee

This Website agrees to the search and perusal of information by all Internet users but shall not guarantee whatsoever the scope of services, reliability of the system, access results, etc. OCVB manages the information published on this Website at its discretion but shall not guarantee the validity of the information. OCVB shall not assume responsibility for any damages suffered by the user as a result of the information contained on this Website.

This Website shall not guarantee whatsoever to:
1) satisfy the request of the user;
2) ensure any trouble or error does not occur while providing its services;
3) ensure accuracy of information; and
4) meet the expectations of the user with respect to products and services acquired through the information contained on this Website.
Use of this Website shall be pursued entirely with the personal responsibility of the user.

Error in the information, information significantly devoid of validity, information that violates public policy, etc. shall be referred to OCVB upon discovery for review and, as deemed necessary, revision at any time. As deemed necessary by OCVB, tenants subscribed to tenant services may be subject to guidance to correct information, deletion, termination of services, etc.

3. Handling of Links

This Website is free to link to, and contacting OCVB for permission is unnecessary.
This Website has links to numerous external websites and resources. OCVB shall not assume responsibility for any damages to users caused by the content of these websites, as they are not included in the scope this Website’s management.

4. Property Rights of OCVB

OCVB shall reserve the property rights to all information and services on this Website, except for information not provided by OCVB. Reproduction, publication, transmission, distribution, transfer, translation, licensing, reprint, and reuse without the consent of OCVB shall be prohibited. The user shall agree in advance that, in the event of violation, OCVB reserves the right to demand compensation equivalent to the profits gained from any such violation.

5. Notification and Contact

OCVB shall notify or contact the user of this Website on a server or via email if necessary. The user of this Website shall contact OCVB via email or mail if necessary.

When You Place a Link to Our Website

As a general rule, any website may freely have a link to this website. If you would like to link to our website, please read the points outlined below and link to our website only if you agree to these terms.

  • – This website cannot be held responsible for its referrers.
  • – When posting a link to this website, please make sure that the link is set up so that the page opens in a new window or a separate tab.
  • – Please use a text link or one of the banner images that have been provided below.
  • – When using a text link, please make clear that it is a link to “Visit Okinawa Japan”.
  • – When using our banner images, please download the images and use them as-is without editing them.
260 px × 57 px
460 px × 100 px
400 px × 400 px

We reserve the right to reject links to our page from the following types of websites.

  • – Websites performing libel or slander of this website or a third party, or websites which are at risk of doing so.
  • – Websites which are in violation of the copyrights or intellectual property rights of this website or a third party, or websites which are at risk of doing so.
  • – Websites which are in violation of the privacy, personal rights, honor, or property of this website or a third party, or websites which are at risk of doing so.
  • – Websites which go against public order and standards of decency.
  • – Websites which may mislead or lead to errors in judgment of the visitor.