Privacy Policy

AUTOMATON (hereafter referred to as “the website”) recognizes that we have an important social obligation to appropriately handle any and all information that could be used to identify visitors to our website, such as the names, addresses, phone numbers, or email addresses of any readers or other related parties (hereafter referred to as “personal information”), and has established the following basic policies for the protection of personal information, in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Law.

1. Acquisition of personal information

Whenever the website obtains personal information, it shall clearly state the purpose of use for that information and shall obtain said personal information, to the extent necessary, through means that are lawful and fair. When readers contact the website through our contact e-mail address or via our official social media accounts, we will store a log in order to verify the matter(s) at hand.

2. Handling of personal information

2-1) Use within the scope of the purpose of use

The website shall not use personal information acquired in accordance with the above-mentioned Rule 1 in ways that exceed the scope of the purpose of use without the consent of the reader. Personal information acquired by the website may be used for the following purposes.

i. To send marketing announcements related to goods and services managed by the website.
ii. To carry out reader survey questionnaires for analysis such as product design and development or customer satisfaction improvement strategies.
iii. For necessary business operations such as responding to inquiries from readers or other concerned parties, or providing prompt service.
iv. For other purposes of use which have been clearly stated at the time of acquiring the personal information.
v. To comply with laws and regulations and/or official directives or guidance from governmental authorities.
vi. When an inquiry is made to the website, in order to provide a suitable response, the following personal information may be provided as necessary via telephone, documents, electronic media, and so on, to Active Gaming Media Inc. and our affiliate companies (hereafter referred to collectively as “third parties”). However, the provision of such information to third parties may be suspended at the request of the reader.
(* Types of personal information provided: Name, address, age, telephone number, email address, information pertaining to contents of inquiry.)

2) Provision of personal information to third parties

The website shall not provide personal information acquired in accordance with the above-mentioned Rule 1 to any third party without the prior consent of the user, except in the cases described in the above-mentioned subheadings V and VI. However, personal information may be provided to subcontractors, to the extent that it is necessary in order to accomplish the purpose of use. In such cases, the website shall require appropriate handling and proper management of the provided personal information from the subcontractor(s).

3) Proper management of personal information

The website shall take appropriate safety measures in order to prevent unauthorized access to personal information, as well as loss, damage, falsification, and/or leaking of personal information. Furthermore, the website shall provide educational activities to the best of its ability for employees handling personal information, for example, by implementing regular training and education on the protection of personal information.

3. Inquiries

Readers and other concerned parties may request the disclosure of their own personal information retained by our company via the process designated by the website. If you would like your personal information to be disclosed, please contact us via e-mail. We will inform you of the necessary procedures for disclosure. All other inquiries and consultations regarding personal information shall also be handled via e-mail, such as cases where the user requests that their personal information be revised, suspended from use, or deleted. In all such cases, the website shall respond appropriately in accordance with the intent of the Personal Information Protection Law.

4. Legal compliance and improvement

The website shall obey all laws, ordinances, and directives as well as other official regulations regarding the protection of personal information, and shall continually work to improve in order to appropriately handle personal information. Furthermore, all improved content shall reflect these basic policies wherever appropriate.

5. Published advertising

In addition to the Google advertising service (Google AdSense), the website has also commissioned a portion of its display ads from FourM Inc. These ad distribution services may use cookies with information (not including names, addresses, email addresses, or phone numbers) related to users’ access to the website and other sites, in order to display advertisements for goods and services that correspond to the user’s interests. These cookies and their information are stored and managed on the servers of the ad distribution services, not the servers of the website.

The website uses the Google data analysis tool, Google Analytics, and uses cookies in order to collect traffic data. Traffic data is anonymized upon collection, and cannot be used to identify you. For more information about cookies, or the cookie opt-out process, please consult our Cookie Policy as described below.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact us via e-mail.

Operating Company: Active Gaming Media, Inc.

Last Updated: August 1, 2021


Cookie Policy

This Cookie Policy provides you with information about how AUTOMATON (Operated by Active Gaming Media Inc.) uses “cookies”, or, similar technologies, on our website.

When you visit our website, we store cookies on your browser to collect information. The information collected might relate to you, your preferences, or your device, and is mostly used to make the site work as you expect it to and to provide a more personalized web experience. The information enables us to understand how you interact with our website, to show personalized advertisements on our website, to improve your experience, and to allow you to use certain features, such as sharing content via social networks or other communications channels. However, you can choose not to allow certain types of cookies, which may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

Use of Cookies By AUTOMATON

A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

Strictly Necessary Cookies

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in, or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the website will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.

Functionality Cookies

These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalization. These cookies may be set by us or by third-party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies then some or all of these services may not function properly.

Performance Cookies

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of our site. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited our website, and will not be able to monitor its performance.

Targeting Cookies

These cookies may be set through our site by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store direct personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.

Social Media Cookies

These cookies are set by a range of social media services that we have added to the site to enable you to share our content with your friends and networks. They are capable of tracking your browser across other sites and building up a profile of your interests. This may impact the content and messages you see on other websites you visit. If you do not allow these cookies you may not be able to use or see these sharing tools.

How to change your cookie settings

You can opt-out of each cookie category (except strictly necessary cookies) by amending your choices via the “Manage my cookies” link located below:

You can also prevent your browser from accepting certain cookies, or block cookies altogether by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser privacy preferences menu.


We will update this Cookie Policy from time to time. The newest version of this Cookie Policy will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.


If you have any questions, comments, or requests concerning this Cookie Policy or our processing of your information, please contact:


Last Updated: August 1, 2021