Privacy Policy

Last Updated: February 05, 2016

Kawamono is committed to protecting your privacy. We hope that you will take the time to read this privacy policy, which explains what information we collect from you and how we use that information. By using our website (including its subdomains) or by purchasing products or services from us, you agree to be bound by this privacy policy. Please check back frequently, as this privacy policy may change from time to time.

i) What Information We Collect?

Information You Give Us

We collect personal information from you in a variety of ways when you interact with our website. Some examples are when you:

  • Create a Kawamono account;
  • Sign up to receive our website's newsletters and/or periodic email notifications with special offers;
  • Place an order with us;
  • Participate in a contest, sweepstake, giveaway, promotion, or survey;
  • Otherwise submit personal information to us along with any related content of the communication.
Information Automatically Collected

We receive and store certain types of information when you interact with us. Our purpose is to allow the websites to work correctly, to evaluate use of the website, and to support website analytics and marketing campaigns. Some examples include:

  • We may collect technical information such as your IP address, your device operating system and browser type, the address of a referring website, if any, and the path you take through our websites. We use this technical information to, among other things, improve our products and services as well as to help us administer our website and diagnose technical problems. Your IP address is also used to gather broad demographic information that does not personally identify you.
  • We use “cookies” to recognize you as you use or return to our site. For more information about cookies, please see the section below “Cookies.”

ii) How We Use Your Information?

We use your information to offer and provide our products and services and to support our core business functions. These include order or service fulfillment, internal business processes, marketing, authentication, loss and fraud prevention, public safety and legal functions. Some examples include:

  • To fulfill your requests for products and services and communicate with you about those requests;
  • To register and service your account;
  • To administer surveys, sweepstakes, contests, giveaways and promotions;
  • To provide customer service and alert you to product information;
  • To help us improve and customize our product and service offerings, websites, and advertising;
  • To send you information about our products, services, and promotions; and
  • To protect the security or integrity of our websites and our business. 

iii) How We Protect Your Information?

To protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control we have implemented security measures on our website.

When you place orders or access your account information, a secure server is employed. All information you input is encrypted by the secure server layer (SSL) before it is sent to us and all the customer data we collect is similarly protected against unauthorized access.

Kawamono cannot be and is not responsible for unauthorized access to information by hackers or others who have obtained such access through illegal measures.

“Phishing” is a scam designed to steal your personal information. If you receive an e-mail that looks like it might be from Kawamono asking for your personal information, do not respond. Kawamono would not request your password, user name, credit card information, or other personal information through e-mail.

iv) How We Share Your Information?

Except as described in this privacy policy, Kawamono will not share your personal information with third parties unless you have consented to the disclosure or under the following limited circumstances.

Kawamono may share your personal information for the following limited purposes:

  • Comply with the law or with legal process, or with requests from law enforcement authorities;
  • Protect and defend our rights and property;
  • Protect our customers or users from misuse or unauthorized use of the Kawamono website; or
  • Protect the personal safety or property of our customers or the public.

Kawamono may provide aggregate statistics about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and related website information to third parties, but these statistics will not include any personally identifying information. A website traffic and user behavior auditing system operated by Google Analytics is being used on this website. Please see the Google Analytics for information about Google Analytics, the Google Analytics auditing system, and the Google Analytics' privacy policy.

V) Cookies

The Kawamono website employs “cookies,” which are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer or mobile device. Our cookies enable us both to provide a Shopping Bag and to store your shipping and billing information between visits.

We also use cookies for additional purposes, including:

  • Identifying you when you sign-in to our site;
  • Delivering content relevant to your interests, including advertisements, on, sites operated; by other companies within our corporate group, and third-party sites;
  • Keeping track of your specified preferences;
  • Conducting research and diagnostics to improve Kawamono’s content, products and services;
  • Preventing fraudulent activities;
  • Improving security.

The “Settings,” “Privacy” or other features on most browsers will enable you to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and to disable cookies altogether. If you have set your browser to reject cookies, you can still use our site, although you may need to re-enter information that would normally be obtained from the cookie.

vi) Updating Your Personal Information

You can update your personal information anytime by accessing your account on Kawamono website.

vii) Users in the European Union or European Economic Area

If you are located within the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA), you understand that we may transfer your data outside the EU or EEA. By using our website or by purchasing products or services from us, you freely give your unambiguous consent to the transfer of your data to countries outside of the EU or EEA. The categories of data and purposes for processing such data outside of the EU are described in the section above “What Information We Collect.” Please note that the data protection and other laws of countries outside the EU or EEA may not be as comprehensive as the laws of countries within the EU or EEA.

If you do not consent to the transfer of your data outside the EU or EEA, you may not use our website or purchase products or services from us. 

viii) Changes to this Privacy Policy

Kawamono reserves the right to modify and change the Privacy Statement at any time. Please check back frequently, as this Privacy Policy may change from time to time.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at [email protected]