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Privacy Policy

  • 1. General Principle

    The Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (“MHLW”) collects the information of the users of this website to the extent necessary to provide the service of this website. MHLW shall handle the collected information properly within the scope of the intended purpose.

  • 2. Scope of Information to be Collected

    • (1)

      MHLW automatically collects information such as users' Internet domain names, IP addresses, and access logs to this website, etc. In some pages in this website, MHLW use cookies (information sent from the server to the user's browsers and stored in the user’s computers to enable the server to identify the users accessing these pages). However, cookies are not used to collect any personal information that allow the identification of each individual user. In addition, cookies can be disabled through the user's browser setting.

    • (2)

      MHLW requests those who use "Vaccination voucher re-issuance application (COVID-19)" to register the municipalities where they have their residence certificate, their names, dates of birth, telephone numbers, addresses on the residence certificates, reasons for re-issuance, and vaccination implementation statuses.

    • (3)

      MHLW requests those who use "Vaccination application in areas other than the registered domiciles" service in this website to register the municipalities they reside, voucher numbers, municipalities where they have their residence certificates, vaccination statuses, and reasons for application, and collects relevant information.

    • (4)

      MHLW will collect the following information from those who apply for the booster shot (3rd dose) vaccination voucher: the city on the ceritificate of residence, name, name in furigana, date of birth, phone number, address on the ceritificate of residence, reason for application and the status of the 1st and 2nd dose of vaccination.

    • (5)

      MHLW will collect the following information from those who apply for the booster shot (4th dose) vaccination voucher: the city on the ceritificate of residence, name, name in furigana, date of birth, phone number, address on the ceritificate of residence, reason for being eligible for the 4th dose, underlying illnesses, reason for application and the status of the 3rd dose of vaccination.

    • (6)

      MHLW uses reCAPTCHA v3 provided by Google to provide "Vaccination voucher re-issuance application", "Vaccination in areas other than the place of residence" and "Vaccination voucher for booster shot (3rd and 4th dose)" services. Such data is collected under Google's data protection rules. For details of Google's Privacy Policy, refer to the following URL:
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  • 3. Purpose of Use

    • (1)

      MHLW uses information collected as stipulated in Section 2.(1) to facilitate the operation of services provided in this website.

    • (2)

      MHLW shares information collected as stipulated in Section 2.(2) with municipalities and relevant extended associations for the purpose of vaccination voucher re-issuance.

    • (3)

      MHLW shares information collected as stipulated in Section 2.(3) with municipalities and relevant extended associations for the purpose of providing vaccination in areas other than the recipients’ registered domiciles.

    • (4)

      MHLW will provide the date colleted in Section 2.(4) for city and coalition for the sake of the booster shot (3rd dose).

    • (5)

      MHLW will provide the date colleted in Section 2.(5) for city and coalition for the sake of the booster shot (4th dose).

    • (6)

      MHLW uses information collected as stipulated in Section 2.(6) to prevent unauthorized use by spam bots.

  • 4. Limit of Use and Provision of Information

    MHLW shall not use information collected in this site for any purposes other than those stipulated in Section 3 for itself or share such information with any third parties; except for the case where there is a disclosure request under an applicable law, a consent has been obtained from the person who provided such information, or it is permitted by applicable personal information protection laws. However, MHLW may disclose access information to this website, user attributes and other information after applying statistical processes.

  • 5. Safety Measures

    MHLW shall implement necessary measures to manage collected personal information properly, including prevention of leaks, loss, or damage of personal information. When MHLW uses a third-party contractor to handle personal information collected through this website, MHLW shall manage properly to ensure that such third-party contractor implements appropriate safety measures to protect personal information.

  • 6. Disclosure of Staff Identity Information

    MHLW will respond to requests for disclosure, correction, suspension of use of personal information collected through this website in accordance with the procedures stipulated by the applicable personal information protection law when individuals provided their personal information make such requests.

  • 7. Scope of Application and Revision of this Policy

    This privacy policy is applied to this website only. Users are deemed to have agreed with this privacy policy by using this website. MHLW may revise the content of this privacy policy when it determines as necessary. The revised contents of the privacy policy will be announced by posting on this website and/or other mean that MHLW considers appropriate. By using this website on or after such announcement is made, a user is deemed to have agreed with the revised privacy policy.