1 Basic Thinking
We collect information from users to the extent that is necessary for the smooth operation of services (provision of information through the website) on the Information Website on Japan's Geographical Indications (hereafter referred to as "this Site"). Information acquired will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purposes of use.
2 Scope of Collected Information
On this Site, information comprising internet domain names, IP addresses, site viewing information, etc. is automatically collected. Moreover, cookies (information sent from the server to users' browsers and accumulated in users' computers to enable users to be distinguished on the server side) are limited to contents intended to enhance useability, but include no personal information whatsoever. Moreover, you can also invalidate cookies through your browser settings.
3 Purpose of Use
（1）The information collected in 2 will be used as reference for smoothly operating the services provided on this site.
（2）This Site uses Google Analytics to determine the conditions of use on this Site. This utilizes cookies to collect information about users. For details, please see "HOW GOOGLE USES INFORMATION FROM SITES OR APPS THAT USE OUR SERVICES" .
4 Limitations on Use and Provision
Except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, collected information will not be used for any purposes other than those described in 3, nor will it be provided to any third party. However, statistically processed information regarding access to the Site, users' attributes, etc. may be made public.
5 Measures to Ensure Security
The necessary measures are taken to prevent the leakage, loss or destruction of collected information and otherwise appropriately manage information.
6 Scope of Application
On websites belonging to other agencies, information is handled according to each agency's policies, etc. When viewing websites that include buttons, etc. of certain social networking services, sometimes information such as user IDs, accessed sites, etc. is automatically sent from the website to the social networking service concerned without even pressing the said button, etc. Please confirm on each operator's site, etc. concerning the privacy policies and so on of other social media, etc. that are used on this Site.
Intellectual Property Division, Export and International Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries