Data collections and uses

Last updated: (Apr. 1st 2020)

Okinawa Opinion operates ( This site informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of Personal Information we receive from users of the Site.

At (, we recognize that privacy of your personal information is important. Here is information on what types of personal information we receive and collect when you use and visit (, and how we safeguard your information. We never sell your personal information to third parties.

We use your Personal Information only for providing and improving the Site. By using the Site, you agree to the collection and use of information in accordance with this policy.

The data we collect

Okinawa Opinion collects Data provided by users to Okinawa Opinion, when you visit our website and contact us.

1. Personal Data

We collect data when you visit our website and contact us. This may include your name, email, address (only country and state), and occupation. For more information, please see the section titled “How we use personal data.”

2. Cookie

For more information, please see the section titled “Cookie and third-party technologies”

How we use personal data

Okinawa Opinion also uses the data we collect:

1. For research and development

We may use the data we collect for testing, research, analysis, product development, and machine learning to improve the user experience. This helps us to improve and enhance the safety and security of our web site or its system, improve our ability to prevent the use of our web site or systems for illegal or improper purposes, and creating contents.

2. For communications to users

We may use the date we collect for answering your questions accurately, and asking questions for research purposes.

3. Legal proceedings and requiremens

We may use the personal data we collect to investigate or address claims or disputes relating to use of Okinawa Opinion’s services, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law, or as requested by regulators, government entities, and official inquiries.

Cookie and third-party technologies

Okinawa Opinion and its partners use cookies on our websites.
Okinawa Opinion uses cookies and similar technologies for purposes such as:

  • Determining the popularity of content
  • Analyzing site traffic and trends, for learning online activities and interests widely.

About Cookiew

Cookies are files with small amount of data, which may include an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies are sent to your browser from a web site and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Like many sites, we use “cookies” to collect information. You can instruct your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use some portions of our Site.

Cookies issued on our website

Cookies we use on our website is issued by Google Analytics. The cookies issued by Google Analytics are two of “_ga” and “_gid”.

Retention period of Cookies

Cookie Name / Expiration Time / Description

  • _ga / 2 Years / Used to distinguish users.
  • _gid / 24 Hours / Used to distinguish users.

Refer to the link of “Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites” below for Details of the cookies issued by Google Analytics.

Google Analytics Cookie Usage on Websites

Data sharing and disclosure

Okinawa Opinion may also share data with service provider of Okinawa Opinion, and partners, for legal reasons or in connection with claims or disputes.

1. With Okinawa Opinion service providers and business partners

Okinawa Opinion provides data to our consultants, project partners, and politicians in partnership with us. These include:

Marketing partners and marketing platform providers, including social media advertising services

  • Donation platform
  • Data analytics providers
  • Research partners, including those performing surveys or research projects in partnership with Okinawa Opinion or on Okinawa Opinion’s behalf
  • Consultants, lawyers, accountants, politicians in partnership with us and other professional service providers

2. For legal reasons or in the event of a dispute

Okinawa Opinion may share users’ personal data if we believe it’s required by applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or where the disclosure is otherwise appropriate due to safety or similar concerns. This includes sharing personal data with law enforcement officials, public health officials, other government authorities, or other third parties as necessary to enforce our Terms of Service, or other policies; to protect Okinawa Opinion’s rights or property or the rights, safety, or property of others; or in the event of a claim or dispute relating to the use of our web site or systems.

3. With consent

Okinawa Opinion may share a user’s personal data other than as described in this notice if we notify the user and they consent to the sharing.

Grounds for processing

These include processing user personal data to provide requested services and features, for purposes of Okinawa Opinion’s legitimate interests or those of other parties, to fulfill our legal obligations, or based on consent.

Following such requests, Okinawa Opinion deletes the data that it is not required to retain for purposes of regulatory, litigation, or other legal requirements. For example, Okinawa Opinion retains contents of e-mails for these purposes for a minimum of 4 years; while it retains such data, it may also use it for purposes of safety, security, fraud prevention and detection, and research and development. In certain circumstances, Okinawa Opinion may be unable to delete a user’s personal information listed, such as if there’s an outstanding credit on the personal information listed or an unresolved claim or dispute. Upon resolution of the issue preventing deletion, Okinawa Opinion will delete the personal information listed as described above. Okinawa Opinion may also retain certain information if necessary for purposes of safety, security, and fraud prevention. For example, if Okinawa Opinion deactivates a user’s personal information listed because of unsafe behavior or security incidents, Okinawa Opinion may retain certain information about that account to prevent that user from opening a new contact to Okinawa Opinion in the future.

Retention period of data

Okinawa Opinion keeps user’s personal information for two years after the user contacts us or sends e-mail to us.

Request to delete data

User who contacts Okinawa Opinion can requst us to delete personal data from the link bellow.

Request Form

For requesting to delete data, the user’s e-mail address, first name and last name must be identical to the data we have.

Grounds for processing

We only collect and use personal data where we have lawful grounds to do so. These include processing user personal data to provide requested services and features, for purposes of Okinawa Opinion’s legitimate interests or those of other parties, to fulfill our legal obligations, or based on consent.

1. Fulfill user’s requests

In order to provide our services, we must collect and use certain personal data. This includes: date the user sent when inquired us E-mail history between Okinawa Opinion and the user Information relating to user support

2. To fulfill Okinawa Opinion’s legal obligations

Okinawa Opinion collect and use personal data to comply with such laws. We may also share data with law enforcement regarding criminal acts or threats to public safety, or requests by third parties pursuant to legal processes.

3. With consent

Okinawa Opinion may collect and use personal data based on the user’s consent. For example, we may collect personal data through voluntary surveys. Responses to such surveys are collected on the basis of consent and will be deleted once no longer necessary for the purposes collected. A user who has provided consent to a collection or use of their personal data can revoke it at any time. However, the user will not be able to use any service or feature that requires collection or use of that personal data.

Choice and transparency

Okinawa Opinion enables users to access and manage data that Okinawa Opinion collects, including through: Okinawa Opinion also enables users to request for accessing to copies of their data, changing or updating to their accounts, deleting their personal information we keep, or restricting Okinawa Opinion to process personal data of users.

1. Opt-out of receiving e-mails from Okinawa Opinion

Users can request to opt-outs receiving emails from Okinawa Opinion through the link below. Request Opt-out e-mails

Request Form

2. User data requests

Okinawa Opinion provides users with a variety of ways to learn about, control, and submit questions and comments about Okinawa Opinion’s handling of their data. To make a request, please go here.

Accessing data

Users can ask for an explanation of the data we collect from them and how we use it.

Receiving data

Users can ask for a copy of data that Okinawa Opinion collects from them with their consent or as necessary to provide our web site or systems.

TRequest for a copy of data

Changing or updating data

Users can edit the name, email address, address (only country and state), occupation with their personal data through the link below. They may also ask that Okinawa Opinion change or update their data, including if they believe such data is inaccurate or incomplete.

Request to change or update my personal data

Deleting data

Users may request deletion of their personal information at any time through the link below.
Request to delete my personal data

Request deleting data

Objections, restrictions, and complaints

Users may request that we stop using all or some of their personal data, or that we limit our use of their data. Okinawa Opinion may continue to process data after such objection or request to the extent required or permitted by law.

Make a request

Users can request for disclosure of detail information of collecting personal information by Okinawa Opinion and a way to manage personal data of oneself through the link below.

Request for disclosure

In addition, depending on their location, users may have the right to file a complaint relating to Okinawa Opinion’s handling of their personal data with the data protection authority in their country. For example, users in the European Union and South America may submit such requests to the data protection authorities in the country in which they live.

Updates to this notice

We may occasionally update this notice. Use of our web site or systems after an update constitutes consent to the updated notice to the extent permitted by law. We may occasionally update this notice. If we make significant changes, we will notify users in advance of the changes via webpage or e-mail. We encourage users to periodically review this notice for the latest information on our privacy practices. After such notice, use of our web site or systems by users in countries outside the European Union will be understood as consent to the updates to the extent permitted by law.



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