Privacy Policy

This website is operated by Starbucks Coffee Japan, Ltd., an authorized licensee of Starbucks Coffee International, Inc. This online privacy policy tells you about the information we may collect through the services available on our web site (the "Site") and how we use that information. By using our services and accessing our Site, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this policy, as modified from time to time by us. If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post a new policy on our Site and change the date at the top of the policy. Therefore, we encourage you to check the date of our privacy policy whenever you visit this Site for any updates or changes. Please see our Terms of Use for a more detailed explanation of our general online policies.

Information About You

We may collect several types of information on our Site. We may collect "Personal Information", which is information that can be used to identify you individually, such as your name and address. We may also collect "Non-personal Information", which is information about you that does not itself identify you individually. Examples of Non-personal Information include age range and gender. We also may collect "Aggregate Information", which is information about use of our Site, such as pages visited on our Site. The information we collect depends on what services you use on our Site. The following is a more detailed explanation of these types of information as well as when and how we may collect and use it.

Personal and Non-Personal Information

Registration Data. When you register on our Site, we may collect various kinds of Personal Information including your name, e-mail address, home address, and home phone number.

Customer Service Correspondence. We may collect information that identifies you personally when you submit comments, questions or suggestions to our Customer Service department.

Resumes. If you are interested in applying for a job with us, we may collect your resume. Resumes you submit for job applications will not be used for marketing purposes.

Use of Your Personal and Non-Personal Information.

Except as disclosed in this policy, we do not sell or disclose information that identifies our guests personally or makes it possible for other parties to contact them directly without our guests' consent. We may use, sell, disclose, or otherwise dispose of Personal Information we collect in the following circumstances:

  • Internal Analysis and Promotions. We may use information about you for our own internal statistical, design and operational purposes such as to estimate our audience size; measure aggregate traffic patterns; and understand demographic, customer interest, purchasing and other trends among our guests and customers. We may also use your Personal Information for the marketing and/or promotion of our products or services. We may outsource all of these tasks to third parties on a confidential basis.
  • Legal Requirement. We may disclose personal information if required to do so by law or in the good-faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform with the law, respond to claims or comply with legal process served on Starbucks Coffee Japan, LTD. or the Site; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the Site, our employees, guests or the public.
  • Ownership/Use by Starbucks Coffee Company and its Affiliates. Information collected through our Site is owned by Starbucks Coffee Company ("Starbucks") and may be used by us, by Starbucks and by Starbucks Affiliates.
  • Company Sale. Information collected through our Site is owned by and considered a trade secret of Starbucks. Starbucks may disclose or sell such information as an asset of the company in conjunction with the sale to a third party of the company or a portion of its assets.

Aggregate Information

We collect Aggregate Information about you and your use of our Site whenever you visit us online. For instance, we may collect various forms of "click stream" information such as entry and exit points for our Site (i.e., referring URLs or domains), site traffic statistics, page views, impressions, and operating system and browser type. In addition, when users request pages on our Site, our servers automatically log their IP addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you are surfing the Web.

Cookies

We may make use of "cookies" on our Site. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a user's computer by a Web server based on the permissions set in a user's browser software. A cookie itself is not designed or intended to read any information from a user's computer (other than the contents of the cookie); rather, it is an identifier used by the Web site that originally placed it on your hard drive. The actual contents of the cookie information can be retrieved by the same server to identify the computer and subsequently to customize, monitor, or regulate the use of a site based on information stored on the host server. Therefore, cookies only identify the user's computer to the Web site which may correlate other information, including personally identifying information, with the cookie.

We use cookies to allow us to automate access and data entry functions of our Site such as login information, tailor the Site to your preferences or interests, or customize promotions or marketing. In addition, cookies allow us to track use of the Site to determine those areas which are useful or popular and those that are not thereby enabling us to improve and update the Site effectively.

You may be able to adjust your Web browsers to either alert you of the use of cookies or refuse to accept cookies entirely. If you elect not to accept cookies, some parts of the Site may not function properly or permit access.

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