Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to all data collections and other data processing of AdvantF Group KK (Somhako) . (“our Company”, “us”, “our”, “we”), in particular through our Somhako services hosted at or and any of their sub-domains. Your privacy is important to us. Our goal is to provide you with a personalized online experience that provides you with the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you.

This Privacy Policy has been written to describe the conditions under which Somhako is being made available to you. The Privacy Policy discusses, among other things, how data obtained during your visit to Somhako may be collected and used. We strongly recommend that you read this Privacy Policy carefully.

By clicking the “I Accept” button or checkbox presented with this Privacy Policy and accessing or using our services, you are accepting this Privacy Policy (on behalf of yourself or the entity that you represent), meaning that you acknowledge that you have read this Privacy Policy, understand it and agree to be bound by it. If you do not agree with our Privacy Policy, you may choose not to use our website or services.

  1. Types of Information We Collect
    1. Usage Data: Usage data is data about your use of our sites and our service operations that is not directly associated with a specific personal identity. Some of the actions you perform on Somhako, such as requesting and downloading files, may be logged, and we may use this information to analyze trends, administer the website, track users’ movements, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use, to improve the user experience, or for other business purposes. This information is anonymized and we will not use it to identify you.
    2. User Data: User Data is data that you as the user actively input while you are using the Somhako application. This data may include candidate information and job information, among others, depending on how you use our services. If you are a candidate, this is the information about yourself that you have entered in Somhako, including in any job applications you submit through us. If you are a recruiter, this is the information you submit with respect to your candidates, which you should only provide on our sites if your candidates have consented to your collection of their personal data and your use of their data on our services. While we can technically access this information residing on our servers, we guarantee that we will not do so without first receiving the explicit consent (email) of your organization.
    3. Aggregate Information: We may gather aggregate information, which refers to information your computer automatically provides to us and that cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include referral data (the websites you visited just before and just after our site), the pages viewed, time spent at our website, and your Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. For example, when you request a page from one of our sites, our servers log your IP address to create aggregate reports on user demographics and traffic patterns and for purposes of system administration.
    4. Cookies: Our site may use a feature of your browser to set a “cookie” on your computer. Cookies are small packets of information that a website’s computer stores on your computer. Somhako can then read the cookies whenever you visit our site. We may use cookies in a number of ways, such as to deliver content specific to your interests and to track the pages you’ve visited. These cookies allow us to use the information we collect to customize your experience so that your visit to our site is as relevant and as valuable to you as possible.
      Most browser software can be set up to deal with cookies. You may modify your browser preference to provide you with choices relating to cookies. You have the choice to accept all cookies, to be notified when a cookie is set or to reject all cookies. If you choose to reject cookies, certain of the functions and conveniences of our website may not work properly, and you may be unable to use those parts of Somhako that require registration in order to participate, or you will have to re-register each time you visit our site. Most browsers offer instructions on how to reset the browser to reject cookies in the “Help” section of the toolbar. We do not link non-personal information from cookies to personally identifiable information without your permission.
    5. Personal Information: Personal information is information that is associated with your name or personal identity. We use personal information to better understand your needs and interests and to provide you with better service. The types of personal information you provide to us may include the name, address, phone number, e-mail address, company name, user IDs, billing information, or credit card information of you or the users you are authorized to represent.
      When you request a demo or when you contact our Sales, Marketing, and Customer Support, we may also need to collect your personal information. If we do so, we will ask you to confirm that you authorized to provide this information on behalf of your organization.
  2. How We Use Your Information
    We may use your Usage Data, Aggregate Information and Personal Information for the following purposes:

    To communicate with you (such as through email) about products that you have downloaded and services that you have signed up for, changes to this Privacy Policy, changes to our Terms of Service, or other important notices;

    To keep you posted on new products and services, upcoming events, offers, promotions and other information that we think will be of interest to you;

    To ask you to participate in surveys, or to solicit feedback on our products and services;

    To set up and maintain your account, and to do all other things required for providing our services, such as enabling collaboration, providing website and mail hosting, and backing up and restoring your data;

    To understand how users use our products and services, to monitor and prevent problems, and to improve our products and services;

    To provide customer support, and to analyze and improve our interactions with customers;

    To identify, analyze and resolve errors;

    To detect and prevent fraudulent transactions and other illegal activities, to report spam, and to protect the rights and interests of Somhako, Somhako’s users, third parties and the public;

    To update, expand and analyze our records, identify new customers, and provide products and services that may be of interest to you;

    To analyze trends, administer our websites, and track visitor navigations on our websites to understand what visitors are looking for and to better help them;

    To monitor and improve our marketing campaigns and make suggestions relevant to you as our user.

    We process your User Data only when you instruct us to do so, by using one of the modules or functions of our services. We may also use your User Data in order to support you, but only upon your request or after receiving your explicit consent.

    We may collect your credit card information to facilitate subscriptions and orders, including when you purchase a product or service from our website. If we collect your payment information, such information will not be kept longer than necessary for us to provide the services requested and process your payments. Credit card numbers are used only for processing payment and are not used for other purposes. Payment processing services may be provided by a third-party payment service, and a management company external to us may provide support for our financial activities. We may share your personal information with its partners to facilitate these transactions.

    We may also use your data in other ways, but only after we have informed you that we will do so.

  3. Information Sharing
    We do not sell, rent, or lease any individual’s personal information or lists of email addresses to anyone for marketing purposes, and we take commercially reasonable steps to maintain the security of your personal information. However, we may share your personal information:

    With our employees and individuals who are independent contractors of the Somhako entity involved in providing the services (collectively our “employees”) so that they can perform the functions listed in Section 2 above. We ensure that access by our employees to your data is restricted to specific individuals, and is logged and audited. Our employees will also have access to data that you knowingly share with us for technical support or to import data into our products or services. We communicate our privacy and security guidelines to our employees and strictly enforce privacy safeguards within Somhako.

    With our partners and third-party service providers. We authorize these service providers to use or disclose the information only as necessary to perform services on behalf of our Company (for example, to support the delivery of, provide functionality on, or help to enhance the security of our website). We require these service providers by contract to safeguard the privacy and security of the personal information that they process on our behalf; to any competent law enforcement body, regulatory agency, government agency, court or other third party where we believe disclosure is necessary
    (i) as a matter of applicable law or regulation,
    (ii) to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights, or
    (iii) to protect your vital interests or those of any other person;

    To an acquirer, successor, or assignee as part of any merger, acquisition, debt financing, sale of assets, or similar transaction, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy, or receivership in which information that is part of our business assets is transferred to one or more third parties, provided that we inform such third parties that they must use your personal information only for the purposes disclosed in this Privacy Policy; and to any other person with your consent to the disclosure.

    If you apply to a job via Somhako, you acknowledge and agree that the data you submit along with your application will be shared with and owned by the company you are applying to, and that such company’s privacy policy may also apply to you. Any request regarding such company’s use of your application and data must be made directly to that company.

    Please remember that any information (including personal information) that you disclose in public areas of our website, such as forums, message boards, and news groups, becomes public information that others may collect, circulate, and use. Because we cannot and do not control the acts of others, you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose information about yourself or others in public forums such as these.

    If you do not want your personal information collected and used by us, please do not visit our website or use our services.

  4. External Links
    Somhako may provide links to third-party websites for the convenience of our users. If you access those links, you will leave Somhako. We do not control these third-party websites and cannot represent that their policies and practices will be consistent with this Privacy Policy. For example, other websites may collect or use personal information about you in a manner different from that described in this document. Therefore, you should use other websites with caution, and you do so at your own risk. We encourage you to review the privacy policy of any web site before submitting personal information.
  5. How to Access, Correct, and Delete Your Personal Information
    We are committed to keeping the personal information of our users accurate. You can review, correct, and request deletion of any of the personal information you have submitted to us at any time. In order to do this, please email us a request at Please also email us at if you have submitted personal information on behalf of a candidate and that candidate requests that you modify or correct their data.
    We may provide users with online access to your own personal profiles, enabling you to view, update or delete your information at any time. If you request the deletion of your personal information while your subscription is still active, you may lose access to certain services. In addition, if you are a resident of the European Union, you can object to the processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict the processing of your personal information or request the portability of your personal information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us at
  6. Security
    We care about the security of your personal information and take appropriate steps including technical and organizational measures and safeguards to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this Website’s Privacy Policy. We follow software security best practices and have security procedures in place to process your personal information, including measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure.
    To protect our users’ privacy and security, we also may take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as a user ID and password, confirmation via email or confirmation by SMS, before granting access to modify your personal profile data. Certain areas of our websites may limit access to specific individuals, based on user permissions, or through the use of the above-mentioned verification step. While we take steps to protect your personal information, you are responsible for keeping your password confidential to protect access to your email or SMS and for the accuracy of the data you provide. Even though we have appropriate safeguards in place, we cannot guarantee that the information you submit through the Internet is completely secure.
  7. Opting Out
    From time to time we may email you electronic newsletters, announcements, surveys, or other information. If you prefer not to receive any or all of these communications, you may opt-out by following the directions provided within the electronic newsletters and announcements.
  8. Updates to this Privacy Policy
    We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time in response to changing legal, technical or business developments. When we update our Privacy Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make.

    You can see when this Privacy Policy was last updated by checking the “last updated” date displayed on this Privacy Policy page.

  9. Applicable Law
    As Somhako is part of AdvantF Group KK (Somhako) . in Japan, this Privacy Policy is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan, and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Yokohama District Court as the court of first instance in connection with any dispute arising under this Privacy Policy.
  10. Contact
    If you want to provide comments or have questions about our Privacy Policy, or to exercise your rights, feel free to contact our Privacy Administrator at

Reviewed Somhako, February 2024