Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy outlines the practices of MuniQuest ( (hereinafter, “the Website”) regarding the collection, usage, and safeguarding of personal information, or related information of our users (hereinafter, “Users”) within the scope of the services provided by the Website.

Basic Policy

The Website acknowledges the importance of personal information and regards the protection of personal information as a social responsibility. We comply with the legal obligations related to personal information and ensure that the collection, usage, and management of personal information obtained through the Website are conducted appropriately. We handle the collected information in an appropriate manner, strictly within the bounds of its intended use.

Scope of Application

This Privacy Policy applies solely to activities conducted on the Website.

Collection of Personal Information and Purpose of Use

The types of personal information collected by the Website, the purpose of their use, and the storage period are as follows:

1)Collection of personal information when comments are made

When Users leave comments on the Website, we collect the following personal information:

  • Name (Handle Name) displayed on the comment form
  • Email address displayed on the comment form
  • Comment content displayed on the comment form
  • Site name (optional) displayed on the comment form
  • IP address
  • Browser user agent string

This data collection aims to facilitate Users’ commenting experience by auto-filling “name” and “email address” fields in subsequent comments, preventing the need for repeated manual entry.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to check if you are using it. To review the privacy policy of Gravatar, please click here.

This information is used for enhancing user experience, safeguarding against improper conduct, and detecting spam. It may also be used to illustrate user comments on our Website.

Once the Website administrator, Munio (hereinafter, “Administrator”), approves a comment, the user’s profile image becomes publicly visible with their comment.

-Storage Period:

Comments and their associated metadata remain on the Website for a period of 3 years.

Note: Users can choose whether to save their personal information in their browser.

When leaving a comment, Users can opt to save their name, email address, and site information in their browser.

-Website Capabilities Regarding Comments:

In the event a User has previously left a comment on the Website, the Administrator can provide an export file of the personal information stored about the User upon request. A confirmation email will be sent to the User’s email address.

Furthermore, the Administrator can comply with a User’s request to delete their personal information. However, this does not include any information we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes. A confirmation email will also be sent when deletion is requested.

2)Collection of personal information when inquiries are made

The Website includes a contact form (

When Users submit inquiries through the form, we collect the following personal information:

  • Name (Handle Name) entered in the inquiry form
  • Email address entered in the inquiry form
  • Content of the inquiry entered in the inquiry form

-Purpose of Use:

This information is used to respond to inquiries and manage User interactions. By storing inquiry data, we can provide more accurate responses to subsequent inquiries by the same User, based on their past inquiries.

It may also be used to illustrate User inquiries on our Website.

-Storage Period:

Personal information entered in the inquiry form is stored for 3 years.

Consent for the Collection of Personal Information:

Before Users make an inquiry using our contact form, we guide them to review this Privacy Policy.

Upon making an inquiry, Users are considered to have consented to this Privacy Policy.

3)Collection of personal information via Cookies

This Website may use Cookies to send information to the User’s computer.

Cookies are a system wherein usage history and input content exchanged between the browser and server when using a website is stored on the User’s computer in file form.

-Purpose of Use:

Cookies are used to enhance the User’s browsing experience on our Website.

If a User’s browser settings permit Cookies, the Website can access the Cookie key from the User’s browser.

However, for privacy protection, the browser only sends Cookies that have been sent and received by the server of the Website.

-Storage Period:

Cookies related to comments left on the Website are stored for one year.

-Third-party Access to Cookie Information:

This Website may display advertisements provided by third-party distributors, such as Google Co., Ltd. and Yahoo Co., Ltd. In association with these advertisements, these third parties may access and use Cookie information from Users.

This third-party access and usage of Cookie information will be governed by the privacy policy of the third party.

-Stopping Third-party Access to Cookie Information:

Users can access the opt-out page on the third-party’s website to stop third-party usage of Cookie information for ad distribution.

-Allowing/Denying Cookie Information Exchange:

Users can select their Cookie exchange settings from “allow all cookies”, “deny all cookies”, “notify user when receiving a cookie”, etc. The method for setting this differs depending on the browser. Users can refer to the “Help” menu on their browser to find out how to set Cookies.

Please note that if you choose to deny all Cookies, you may face restrictions when using various services on the Internet, such as being unable to receive authentication-required services.

Personal Information Management:

For managing information provided by Users, the Website will thoroughly enforce the following:

1)Ensuring accuracy of information:

We strive to keep the information provided by Users accurate and up-to-date at all times.

2)Security measures:

The Website implements appropriate security measures to prevent leakage, loss, or damage of personal information and to safeguard personal information.

3)Disposal of personal information:

Personal information is promptly discarded when no longer needed.

4)Disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, and suspension of use of personal information:

If a User wishes to disclose, correct, add, delete, or suspend the use of their personal information, we will confirm their identity and respond promptly.

If you wish to do any of the above, please contact us via the contact form (

Providing Personal Information to Third Parties:

The Website will not provide personal information provided by Users to third parties without the User’s consent. In the future, if we decide to provide information to third parties, we will present the information to be provided, the purpose of provision, etc., and provide to a third party only after obtaining consent from the User.

Personal Information of Minors:

When a minor posts a comment on this Website or makes an inquiry from the inquiry form, it is assumed that they have obtained the consent of their parent or guardian. At the time of comment or inquiry, it is considered that the parent or guardian has consented to this Privacy Policy.

About Access Analysis Tools:

This Website uses Google’s access analysis tool “Google Analytics”.

Google Analytics uses Cookies to collect access information. This access information is collected anonymously and does not identify individuals.

The Cookie for Google Analytics is stored for 26 months. You can refuse the collection by disabling the Cookie, so please check your browser settings.

If you want to confirm the terms of use of Google Analytics, please click here. If you want to confirm “How Google uses data when users use partners’ sites or apps”, please click here.

About Third-Party Advertisement Services:

This Website uses the third-party advertisement service “Google Adsense”.

Third-party advertisers such as Google may use Cookies to display advertisements based on the User’s previous access to this Website and other sites.

Users can disable personalized advertisements (hereinafter, “Personalized Ads”) in the advertisement settings. If you want to change this setting, please click here. You can also disable the Cookie of the third-party ad delivery agency used for personalized ads by accessing

Unless you disable third-party ad delivery, ads delivered by third-party ad delivery providers and ad networks may be posted on the Website.

For details on ad delivery providers authorized by Google for third-party ad delivery, please click here.

About the Amazon Associate Program:

The Website participates in the Amazon Associate Program, an affiliate program that provides a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to

In this program, third parties may provide content and advertisements, collect information directly from visitors, and place or recognize cookies on visitors’ browsers.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This site complies with Japanese laws applicable to personal information and strives to regularly review and improve the contents of this privacy policy. The most recent version of the revised privacy policy will always be disclosed on this page.

Contact Information

For inquiries about this site or the handling of personal information, please contact us at the email address below.

Site operator: Munio
Contact: Please reach us via our contact form.

Established: September 15, 2020
Revised: July 4, 2023