Swiss Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Japan

Privacy Policy

This "Privacy Policy" is part of the Terms of Use for (herein the SCCIJ) and its associated Websites (collectively, the "Website"). This Privacy Policy covers the Website and is designed to assist You in understanding how We will use the information You provide when You use the Website, as well as how We will use other information that We collect based on that use. By using the Website, You consent to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy. If You do not accept and agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, You are not authorized to use the Website or the services provided therein.

"Personal Information" means information that would allow a third party to learn Your identity or contact You, including, for example, Your full name, address, telephone number, or email address.

Please read this Privacy Policy to learn more about the ways in which we collect, use and protect Your Personal Information. If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, we will notify You in accordance with the process described in the Terms of Use.


By registering on this website, you signify your consent to us collecting and using your personal information for the purposes described here. Should there be a change to our Privacy Policy, we will notify you of those changes both here in our privacy policy, and by email or by notice on our home page if identifiable personal data is involved so that you may make an informed decision and keep your account settings up to date.

Disclosure of Personal Information

We do not sell or rent Your Personal Information to third parties for the purposes of marketing the products or services provided by those third parties to You. We use other third parties to provide web analytics on our Website. When You sign up for the SCCIJ, we will share aggregate click data as necessary for the third party to provide that service. Although we may disclose aggregated information about the use of our Website, that information does not contain Personal Information. We may share Personal Information with our contractors and service providers solely for the purpose of maintaining, enhancing, or adding to the functionality of the Website. In the case of criminal investigations, including but not limited to fraud or alleged illegal activity, we may share Your Personal Information with law enforcement, government, and/or credit card issuing banks.

Information We Collect and How We Use That Information

Our registration forms require Users to provide contact information, including full name, phone, email address, and company related information. We use this information to contact You about the services on our Website in which You have expressed interest. Should You choose to purchase services, Your credit card information will be stored by our third party payment processor. We use Your credit card information for billing purposes only. If we have trouble processing Your order, we will use Your contact information to contact You.

Sensitive information such as credit card information will be kept completely private by our third party payment processor.

We use other third parties to provide credit card processing services on our Website. When You sign up for Premium membership, we will process Your full payment information including credit cards through a third party payment processor and they may collect some information (e.g., credit card numbers, name) as necessary for the third party to provide that service. These third parties are prohibited from using Your personally identifiable information for any other purpose. the SCCIJ shall not be responsible for any damage, loss or harm to You resulting from Your use of that third party's service.


If You wish to subscribe to our email communications, we will use Your name and email address to send the newsletter to You. We provide You with a way to unsubscribe. Please see the Subscription section.

Internet Protocol Address

Like most websites, we collect Internet Protocol ("IP") address from all visitors to the Website. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to Your computer when You use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Website, analyze trends, track users' movement, gather broad demographic information for aggregate use in order for us to improve the Website, and deliver customized, personalized content.

Use of "Cookies"

Like most websites, we may use cookies to enhance Your experience on our Website. Cookies are pieces of information that some websites transfer to the computer that is browsing that website and are used for record-keeping purposes. Use of cookies makes web-surfing easier by performing certain functions such as saving Your passwords and Your personal preferences regarding Your use of the particular website. We do link the information we store in cookies to any Personal Information You enter into Your account settings on the Website. This link is only used internally for Website usage tracking and for re-marketing the SCCIJ's product and services to You. If You would rather not receive such information, please send an email message to stating so.

As the use of cookies is considered industry standard, Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if You would prefer not to receive cookies, You can alter the configuration of Your browser to refuse cookies. If You choose to have Your browser refuse cookies, our Website may not function properly.

Clear gifs are tiny graphics with a unique identifier, similar in function to cookies, and are used to track the online movements of web users. In contrast to cookies, which are stored on a user's computer hard drive, clear gifs are embedded invisibly on web pages and are about the size of the period at the end of this sentence. We tie the information gathered by clear gifs to our customers' personally identifiable information. This information is used by the SCCIJ for internal use only and is not sold or rented to third parties for purposes of marketing the products or services provided by those third parties.


the SCCIJ has implemented and follows industry standard measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of Personal Information. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. While we strive to protect Your Personal Information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any such Personal Information.

Other Websites

Our Website contains links to other websites. Please note that when You click on one of these links, You are entering another website over which the SCCIJ has no control and will bear no responsibility. Often these websites require You to enter Your Personal Information as You apply for a job directly with the hiring company. We encourage You to read the privacy statements on all such websites as their policies may differ from ours.

Legal Disclaimer

We may disclose Your Personal Information when required by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary in order to conform to the law or comply with legal process served on the SCCIJ.

As such, we cannot ensure that Your Personal Information will not be disclosed to third parties. For example, we may be legally obligated to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications.

Changes to this Statement

the SCCIJ reserves the right, at any time and without notice, to update this Privacy Policy, simply by posting such update on our Website. Any update will be effective immediately upon posting on the Website. You acknowledge and agree to be bound by any change to the Privacy Policy when You use the Website after those changes have been posted.

the SCCIJ encourages You to review this Private Policy periodically to be informed of how the SCCIJ is protecting Your Personal Information.

Contact Information

The SCCIJ welcomes Your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If You believe that the SCCIJ has not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact us by emailing us at

This Privacy Policy is effective since January 1st, 2019.

Last updated: January 1st, 2019