Globalhood LLC. (“Japan Inside”) takes the private nature of your personal information very seriously. This privacy policy, which we adapted from a policy originally provided by Automatic (, describes how we treat the information we collect when you visit and use our websites. Please read this notice very carefully.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, Japan Inside collects non-personally identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Japan Inside’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Japan Inside Japan Inside’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Japan Inside may release non-personally identifying information in the aggregate, e.g. by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Japan Inside also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Japan Inside does not use such information to identify its visitors and does not disclose such information, other than under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information, as described below.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Japan Inside’s websites choose to interact with Japan Inside in ways that require Japan Inside to gather personally identifying information. The amount and type of information that Japan Inside gathers depend on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for to provide a username and email address. In each case, Japan Inside collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Japan Inside. Japan Inside does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Japan Inside may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Japan Inside may monitor the most popular collections on Japan Inside may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Japan Inside does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Japan Inside discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Japan Inside’s behalf or to provide services available at Japan Inside’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Japan Inside’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. In addition, in some cases, we may choose to buy or sell assets. In these types of transactions, user information is typically one of the business assets that is transferred. Moreover, if Japan Inside or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Japan Inside goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Japan Inside may continue to use your personal and non-personal information only as set forth in this policy. Otherwise, Japan Inside will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone.

Other than to its employees, contractors, and affiliated organizations, as described above, Japan Inside discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only when required to do so by law, or when KnowFiles believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Japan Inside, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a Japan Inside website and have supplied your email address, Japan Inside may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Japan Inside and its products. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Japan Inside takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
You should also be aware that if you submit information to “chat rooms,” “forums” or “message boards” such information becomes public information, meaning that you lose any privacy rights you might have with regards to that information. Such disclosures may also increase your chances of receiving unwanted communications.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Japan Inside uses cookies to help Japan Inside identify and track visitors, their usage of Japan Inside websites, and their website access preferences. Japan Inside visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Japan Inside’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Japan Inside’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.


Ads appearing on any Japan Inside websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This privacy policy covers the use of cookies by Japan Inside and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Links to Third-Party Sites

This privacy policy only applies to information collected by Japan Inside. This privacy policy does not apply to the practices of companies that Japan Inside does not own or control, or employees that Japan Inside does not manage. A Japan Inside website may contain links to third-party websites. Any information you provide to, or that is collected by, third-party sites may be subject to the privacy policies of those sites if any. We encourage you to read such privacy policies of any third-party sites you visit. It is the sole responsibility of such third parties to adhere to any applicable restrictions on the disclosure of your personally-identifying information, and Japan Inside and its affiliates shall not be liable for wrongful use or disclosure of your personally-identifying information by any third party.


All non-personally-identifying information, potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information described above is stored on restricted database servers.


If we ever send you information by email concerning new products, services, or information that you did not expressly request, we will provide you with an email address by which you may request no further notices.

Address Book Data

Any external address book data (email contacts, etc.) that a user voluntarily gives Japan Inside access to will only be used for the described feature (looking up friends, etc.), and will not be stored or repurposed.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Japan Inside may change its privacy policy from time to time, and at Japan Inside’s sole discretion. Japan Inside encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its privacy policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this privacy policy will constitute your acceptance of the such change.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our sites in general, please contact us.