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Definition of personal information

Personal information is information by which an individual may be directly identified. It includes information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, sex, date of birth, age, affiliation, affiliation address, and affiliation telephone number.

Collection of personal information and purposes of use

To provide our customers with better services, We will gather personal information to use in the creation and maintenance of users’ membership accounts. We will never disclose personal information collected to any third party without the permission of the subject of that information. Personal information will also be collected from users through entry registration forms for design competitions and seminars, and through inquiries. This personal information will be used for the purpose of improving services, specifically, for making contact in connection with transactions and orders, for exchanging information with users, for sending mail magazines, and to deliver services and information. Non-personal information is gathered for the purpose of generating reports concerning the usefulness, functional performance and advertising efficacy of this site.

Provision of information

Shinkenchiku-sha Co., Ltd., a+u Publishing Co., Ltd. and a+u Publishing Pte., Ltd. will never provide personal information about its customers to third-party companies without the consent of the customer.


Customers can choose whether or not to receive information and services provided by this site.

Use of cookies

In order to provide the highest level of service, We may collect information on customers’ access history by utilising either cookie technology or information on IP addresses which customers used to access our server. If your browser is set to block cookies, you will not be able to access any of the services as a site member. Please set your browser to “save cookies sent from this site/accept cookies”.

Access logs

We will analyze access logs to analyze trends, investigate site management and user behavior, and improve usability. The access logs referred to here are not linked to specific personal information.


We will apply countermeasures for personal information acquired on the site, to prevent loss of information, improper use, access from computers which lack authorization, spoofing, information leakage, etc. Personal information provided by customers is stored on computers that are contained in managed facilities and can only be accessed by a limited range of people. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption is used for communication between the web server and browsers for the registration and transmission of personal information and its and use after login. 128-bit SSL certificates are used for SSL encryption. The use of SSL prevents the interception and blockage of information. As a result, personal information on the site can be handled with greater safety for registration, update and other processes.

Alteration and deletion of personal information

Personal information on customers that is saved on this site can be altered and deleted by the customer at any time. To view and edit registration information, and to use the membership withdrawal procedure, click on “Login” at the top of all pages to signed in, and follow the navigation guidance. Please email us ( to ask for assistance if you do not understand the operation methods.

Changes to this privacy policy

If there are any changes to the terms of this privacy policy, users will be e-mailed to notify them of the changes.