We have organized our web site so that you will not be required to identify yourself or reveal any personal information in order to view our web sites. At times, we may ask you to provide information about yourself or your company in order to better serve you. If you choose to provide this personally identifiable information, we will use it in accordance with this Privacy Statement. We provide this Privacy Statement to answer some of the questions you may have about the types of information we may collect from our web site and what we may do with that information. By entering this web site, you are consenting to the terms of this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement only applies to data collected on the Shimahara web sites.
We understand that you expect to learn about our company when you visit this web site. Similarly, we hope to learn about your needs as a current or potential customer through your visits to this web site.
On some of our web pages you may be able to ask questions and register to receive information. On these pages, we will ask you for the personal information necessary for us to respond to you (e.g., name, mailing address, electronic mail address, telephone number). If you opt not to provide us with personal information you can still access our web sites; however you may be unable to participate in certain promotions or receive product information offered through Shimahara’s web sites or interactive advertisements.
Neither our cookies nor web log information collects any personal information. They do not contain personal information such as your name or email address.
In some cases we may also collect information about you that you voluntarily submit and that is not personal, such as general statistical information like age, gender, household size, zip/postal code, preferences and interests.
When you view one of our web sites or interactive advertisements, we may collect some non-personal information about you. The collection of this non-personal information is done through the “cookie” technology. Our cookies do not collect any personal information. Our cookies may store some information on your computer. This information will be in the form of a small text file, also called a “cookie.” Cookies help us in many ways to make your visit to our website more enjoyable and meaningful to you. For example, cookies avoid you having to choose your country/language every time you come back to one of our web sites. They also allow us to tailor a web site or advertisement to better match your interests and preferences. Most browsers can be configured not to accept cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Shimahara does not collect personal information automatically, but we may combine non-personal information collected automatically (e.g., through cookies) with your previously submitted personal information. Our cookies cannot read data off of your hard drive, cannot read cookie files created by other web sites and cannot track any personal information about you. If you erase or reject a cookie, you may still use this web site.
We will use the information that you provide us to better understand your needs and to provide you with better products and services. At the most basic level, we will use information you provide to communicate with you, to update you on our products and services and to personalize our web sites for you. Web logs may be used if necessary to help identify any person attempting to break into or damage our web site. We may share web log information with law enforcement agencies if we believe that we have evidence of a violation of computer security or related laws.
Periodically, we may survey you about your use of products for other market research or to provide you with marketing information we think will be useful to you. Of course, you need not participate in these surveys or accept this marketing information.
We will not sell the information which you give to us to third parties. Occasionally, we may share personal information from you (such as name, mailing addresses and email addresses) with vendors, contractors or partners of Shimahara in connection with services that these individuals or entities perform for or with Shimahara. These vendors, contractors or partners are restricted from using this data in any way other than to provide services for Shimahara, and they may not share or resell this data.
We may provide you with links to other web sites. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee or vouch for the data collection practices of such other web sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements for those linked web sites.
This web site is not designed for, or directed to, children under the age of 18 and will not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from individuals in this age group. We encourage parents to take an active role in their children’s online activities and to talk with their children about disclosing personally identifiable information to web sites.
Occasionally, visitors will have the opportunity to forward product information on the web site to friends/relatives or to send messages from our web sites or interactive advertisements to friends/relatives. This personal referral information you provide to facilitate this communication is used on a one-time basis or stored only for analysis purposes, and is not further used by Shimahara to recontact referred individuals, except in circumstances where we obtain consent from the people you have referred to receive communications from us.
Shimahara is committed to keeping the data you provide us secure and will take reasonable precautions to protect your personal information from loss, misuse or alteration. Vendors, contractors, or partners of Shimahara who have access to your personal information in connection with providing services for Shimahara are required to keep the information confidential and are not permitted to use this information for any other purpose than to carry out the services they are performing for Shimahara.
If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, or if you have submitted or another person has submitted personally identifiable information about you through this web site, and you would like to have that information changed or deleted, please contact:
By using this web site or any other Shimahara web site or interactive banner ads, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Statement, and you adhere to the terms and conditions posted on the web site. If you do not agree with any of these terms in, please do not use this site or submit any personal information.
Please check back for updates to this Privacy Statement.
Last Updated: August 13, 2019