Privacy Policy

The Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) are committed to respecting personal information and protecting the privacy of all individuals who use the official website of the Asia Health and Wellbeing Initiative website ("AHWIN Website").

The section below outlines how ERIA/JCIE collect and handle personal information you provide via the AHWIN Website. Please note that by accessing and using the AHWIN Website, it shall be construed that you have agreed to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

  1. In general, ERIA/JCIE will not collect personal information by which a customer is identifiable, such as names or addresses, when you visit the AHWIN Website. Some services offered through the AHWIN Website, however, may require you to register personal information to receive or use such services. In such cases, prior to asking you to submit your personal information, ERIA/JCIE will clearly specify the purposes of use of such information and will use the collected data only within the scope of such purposes. ERIA/JCIE will not use your personal information without your consent for other purposes.

  2. If you would like to discontinue using any or all of the services for which you registered, or make changes to your registered information, you can do so at any time by following the applicable procedures.

  3. ERIA/JCIE will not disclose personal information you provide via the AHWIN Website to any third party, except under the following circumstances:

    • ERIA/JCIE have your consent. ERIA/JCIE are required by law to disclose such information.

    • ERIA/JCIE share your personal information with an agent that will work on our behalf and disclose such information to the agent to the extent necessary to have the agent complete such work. In such cases, it is ERIA/JCIE policy to protect your personal information by concluding an agreement that obliges such agent to implement appropriate confidentiality and security measures.

    • Personal data is processed and reduced to individually unidentifiable statistical data, such as the number of customers by region, industry, or age group.

  4. Some of the services available via the AHWIN Website collect information about your computer by using “cookies.” Although ERIA/JCIE may identify your computer through cookies, ERIA/JCIE cannot identify you individually unless you provide ERIA/JCIE with your personal information via the AHWIN Website. Also, no personal information stored in cookies during your visit to the AHWIN Website will be sent to other websites. You can configure your browser to remove or reject cookies; however, depending on the particular cookie you reject, you may not be able to fully utilize the AHWIN Website’s services.

  5. ERIA/JCIE have appropriate measures in place against unauthorized access to the AHWIN Website using firewalls and virus detection systems. ERIA/JCIE also implement appropriate processes for secure data transmission using data encryption. Through these measures and processes, ERIA/JCIE seek to protect your personal information against unauthorized accesses, leakage, or alteration. Under the Internet environment, however, no data protection method or combination of methods can be guaranteed to be fail-safe. Please note that it is your sole responsibility and decision to provide us with your personal information, as ERIA/JCIE do not guarantee that ERIA/JCIE measures and processes taken to protect such information while you communicate with ERIA/JCIE via the AHWIN Website are invulnerable.

  6. ERIA/JCIE cannot control your personal information located in an outside website created by private companies, public/private organizations and individuals, which are not under the control of ERIA/JCIE and to which AHWIN Website links. When you link to an outside website, you are leaving the AHWIN Website and are subject to the privacy and security policies of the owners of the outside website, which may collect your personal information. ERIA/JCIE recommends that you take care of handling your personal information and review the privacy and security policy of such websites.

  7. Some pages in the AHWIN Website may have another privacy policy prepared particularly for such pages and ask you to agree with the terms and conditions of such separate privacy policy prepared particularly for the pages. In the event of a conflict between the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy and those for such pages, the terms and conditions particularly prepared for such pages supersedes this Privacy Policy.

  8. When this Privacy Policy is revised or updated, ERIA/JCIE will post such revised or updated Privacy Policy, including the effective date of the revision or update, on the AHWIN Website. It shall be construed that you accept and agree with the revised or updated Privacy Policy when you access and use the AHWIN Website for the first time after the publication of such changes.