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Privacy Policy

1. Your Privacy - Our Commitment

At 8Gear.jp, we are extremely proud of our commitment to protect your privacy and the personal information you disclose on the Site. We value your trust in us. We will work hard to earn your confidence so that you can enthusiastically use our services and recommend us to friends and family. Please read the following policy to understand how your personal information will be treated as you make full use of our Site.

2. 8Gear.jp Privacy Guarantee

8Gear promises that we will not disclose your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

From time to time we may reveal general statistical information about our Site and visitors, such as number of visitors, number and type of goods and services purchased, etc. Your trust and confidence are our highest priority.

3. Information we collect

When you use our Site, we collect and store your personal information provided by you. Our primary goal in doing so is to provide a safe, efficient, smooth and customized experience. This allows us to provide services and features that most likely meet your needs, and to customize our Site to make your experience safer and easier. Importantly, we only collect personal information about you that we consider necessary for achieving this purpose.

In general, you can browse the Site without telling us who you are or revealing any personal information about yourself. Once you give us your personal information, you are not anonymous to us. To fully use our Site, you will need to register using our online registration form, where you may be required to provide us with your contact and identity information and other personal information as indicated on the forms throughout the Site. Where possible, we indicate which fields are required and which fields are optional. You always have the option to not provide information by choosing not to use a particular service or feature on the Site.

We may automatically track certain information about you based upon your behavior on our Site. We use this information to do internal research on our users" demographics, interests, and behavior to better understand, protect and serve our users.

This information is compiled and analyzed on an aggregated basis. This information may include the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), which URL you next go to (whether this URL is on our Site or not), your computer browser information, and your IP address. We use data collection devices such as "cookies" on certain pages of the Site to help analyze our web page flow, measure promotional effectiveness, and promote trust and safety. "Cookies" are small files placed on your hard drive that assist us in providing our services.

We offer certain features that are only available through the use of a "cookie". We also use cookies to allow you to enter your password less frequently during a session. Cookies can also help us provide information that is targeted to your interests. Most cookies are "session cookies," meaning that they are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of a session. You are always free to decline our cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the Site and you may be required to reenter your password more frequently during a session.

If you choose to buy or sell cars using the Site then we collect information about your buying and selling behavior. We also collect other users" comments about you in our feedback area. If you choose to post messages on our forum or leave feedback for other users, we will collect that information. We retain this information as necessary to resolve disputes, provide customer support and troubleshoot problems as permitted by law. If you send us personal correspondence, such as emails or letters, or if other users or third parties send us correspondence about your activities or postings on the Site, we may collect such information into a file specific to you.

4. Our use of your information

We use your personal information to facilitate the services you request. We use your personal information and other information we obtain from your current and past activities on the Site to:

resolve disputes; troubleshoot problems; help promote safe trading; collect fees owed; measure consumer interest in the services provided by us, inform you about online and offline offers, products, services, and updates; customize your experience; detect and protect us against error, fraud and other criminal activity; enforce our User Agreement; sharing in the course of Classified listings with prospective buyers/sellers(including dealers involved in buying and selling) as the case may be;

and as otherwise described to you at the time of collection. At times, we may look across multiple users to identify problems or resolve disputes, and in particular we may examine your personal information to identify users using multiple User IDs or aliases. We may compare and review your personal information for errors, omissions and for accuracy.

If you choose to list a car for sale on the Site we use your address and billing information to bill you and provide associated support.

You agree that we may use your personal information to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to analyze Site usage, improve the Site"s content and product offerings, and customize the Site"s content, layout, and services. These uses improve the Site and better tailor it to meet your needs, so as to provide you with a smooth, efficient, safe and customized experience while using the Site.

You agree that we may use your personal information to contact you and deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as targeted banner advertisements, administrative notices, product offerings, and communications relevant to your use of the Site.

By accepting the User Agreement and Privacy Policy, you expressly agree to receive this information. If you do not wish to receive these communications, we encourage you to opt out of the receipt of certain communications in your profile. You may make changes to your profile at any time.

5. Our disclosure of your information

We may also use your information to deliver information to you that, in some cases, are targeted to your interests, such as new services and promotions. The following is an example of some categories of persons to whom we would share your information with from time-to-time.

Legal Requests We cooperate with law enforcement inquiries, as well as other third parties to enforce laws, such as: intellectual property rights fraud and other rights, to help protect you and the community from bad actors. Therefore, in response to a verified request by law enforcement or other government officials relating to a criminal investigation or alleged illegal activity, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, city, state, telephone number, email address, User ID history, fraud complaints, and car listing history without a subpoena or summon.

Without limiting the above, in an effort to respect your privacy and our ability to keep the community free from bad actors, we will not otherwise disclose your personal information to law enforcement or other government officials without a subpoena, court order or substantially similar legal procedure, except when we believe in good faith that the disclosure of information is necessary to prevent imminent physical harm or financial loss; or report suspected illegal activity.

Further, we can (and you authorize us to) disclose your name, street address, city, state, zip code, country, phone number, email, and company name to intellectual property rights owners under confidentiality agreement, as we in our sole discretion believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy, or other unlawful activity.

Due to the existing regulatory environment, we cannot ensure that all of your private communications and other personal information will never be disclosed in ways not otherwise described in this Privacy Policy.

By way of example (without limiting the foregoing), we may be forced to disclose personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications, or users may abuse or misuse your personal information that they collect from the Site. Therefore, although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain private.

6. Your Obligations

You agree, undertake and confirm that while providing your information on the Site you will not host, display, upload, modify, publish, transmit, update or share any information that:-

(a) belongs to another person and to which you do not have any right to;

(b) is grossly harmful, harassing, blasphemous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, pedophilic, libelous, invasive of another privacy hateful, or racially, ethnically objectionable, disparaging, relating or encouraging money laundering or gambling, or otherwise unlawful in any manner whatsoever;

(c) harm minor in any way;

(d) infringes any patent, trademark, copyright or other proprietary rights;

(e) violates any law for the time being in force;

(f) deceives or misleads the Site and or existing and new users about the origin of such messages or communicates any information which is grossly offensive or menacing in nature;

(g) impersonate any other person;

(h) contains software viruses or any other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer resource; or

(i) threatens the unity, integrity, defence, security or sovereignty of Japan, friendly relations with foreign states, or public order or causes incitement to the commission of any cognizable offence or prevents investigation of any offence or is insulting any other nation.

7. Your use of other users information

In order to facilitate interaction among all 8Gear community members, our Site allows you to access other users" contact information. Further, as a seller you will be sent via email the personal details like bank account, address and other information of the buyer(s), and as a buyer you will be sent via email the personal details like bank account, address and other information of the seller(s).

By entering into our User Agreement, you agree that, with respect to other user"s personally identifiable information that you obtain through the Site or through a 8Gear.jp related communication or 8Gear.jp facilitated transaction, 8Gear.jp hereby grants to you a license to use such information only for:

(a) 8Gear.jp related communications that are not unsolicited commercial messages,

(b) using co-branded services offered through 8Gear.jp, and

(c) any other purpose that such user expressly opts into after adequate disclosure of the purpose(s).In all cases, you must give users an opportunity to remove themselves from your database and a chance to review what information you have collected about them

In addition, under no circumstances, except as defined in this Section, can you disclose personally identifiable information about another user to any third party without our consent and the consent of such other user after adequate disclosure.

Therefore, without limiting the foregoing, you are not licensed to add an 8Gear.jp user-even a user who has purchased a vehicle from you-to your mail list (email or physical mail) without their express consent after adequate disclosure.

8. Access or change your personally identifiable information

To protect your privacy and security, we will verify your identity before granting access or making changes to your personally-identifying information.

If you have registered your profile on 8Gear.jp, your 8Gear.jp ID and Password are required in order to access your profile information.

9. Control of your ID and Password

You are responsible for all actions taken with your User ID and password, including fees charged to your account. Therefore, this information shall not disclose, divulge, or allow another person to use.

If you choose to share your User ID and password or your personal information with third parties, you are responsible for all actions taken with your account and therefore you should review that third party"s privacy policy before doing so.

If you lose control of your password, you may lose substantial control over your personal information and may be subject to legally binding actions taken on your behalf. Therefore, if your password has been compromised for any reason, you should immediately change your password.

By using the Site, you consent to the collection and use of the information you disclose on the Site by 8Gear.

If we decide to change our Privacy Policy, we will post those changes in this document available on the Site so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we disclose it. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be communicated through our Site at least 30 days in advance of implementation.

You may also note that you may at anytime, in writing to us, withdraw your consent to use your information in which case 8Gear.jp will desist from using it anymore.

However, please note that 8Gear.jp reserves the right to discontinue all services in the event you withdraw your consent.