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Terms and Conditions of Use

The use of this website requires your agreement with the following terms and conditions:

The Daisaku Ikeda website (“Site”) is maintained by the Soka Gakkai (“Organization”) as a courtesy to those who may choose to access the Site (“you”). The information presented herein is for personal educational purposes only.

The Organization hereby grants you permission to visit and view the Site and to download and copy the information and materials (collectively, “Materials”) from the Site solely for your personal, non-commercial use, without any right to sell or redistribute them or to compile or create derivative works therefrom, subject to the terms and conditions outlined below (Privacy Notice, Copyrights & Trademarks, Disclaimers, Prevailing Language, Applicable Law and Jurisdiction), and also subject to more specific restrictions that may apply to a specific part or parts of the Materials within this Site.

Unless expressly stated otherwise, the findings, interpretations and conclusions expressed in the Materials on this Site are those of the various staff members, consultants and advisers of the Organization who prepared the work.


Privacy Notice

By accessing this Site, certain information about you, such as Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, the software used and the time spent, along with any other information available to the webmaster of the Site, will be stored on the Organization’s servers. These will not specifically identify you. The information will be used internally only for website maintenance purposes and traffic and statistical analysis. If you voluntarily provide unique identifying information, such as name, address and other information on forms stored on this Site, such information will be used only to the extent expressly agreed to by you for the originally intended purposes of use and will not be made available for any other purpose unless otherwise specified.

What data do we collect?

We collect the following data:

  • Automatically collected
    • Internet protocol (IP) addresses, navigation through the Site, software used and time spent, etc.
  • Collected through voluntary engagement
    • Email address, name, etc.

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide us with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Send us an inquiry via email.
  • Use or view of the Organization’s website via your browser’s cookies.

We may also receive your data indirectly when we integrate and maintain audience data that third-party partners provide to us and client attribute information (if collected) on any data management platform, or when we import data into Google Analytics.

How will we use your data?

Your data will be used to ensure that you have the best experience on this Site as well as for improving the services that are provided to you; it will never be used for any other purpose. We have never sold nor will we ever sell any of your information to anyone.

We work with third-party partners who provide services for this Site and make improvements to it. We have entered into contractual agreements with those partners for processing the data collected with strict assurance that your information will be safeguarded and will never be released to other third parties not subject to contractual obligation with the Organization, nor be used for any other purpose than stated herein.

Here are the types of third parties with whom we may share information:

  • Partners whose analytics services the Organization uses
    We use the services of youtube.com, google.com, and doubleclick.net cookies.
  • The courts, law enforcement agencies, and other legal needs
    We may provide information when we are required to do so by law, for example, in response to a court order or other legal obligation, or in response to a valid request from a law enforcement agency, or when it is necessary to do so to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be causing harm to the security or confidentiality of the Organization’s records and systems or interfering with the rights of the Organization.

How do we store your data?

The Cookies are stored in the user’s browser while the information (request from each tool such as logs and history settings, etc.) of the user who has the Cookie will be stored on the Organization’s respective tools. For more detailed information about Cookies, please refer to the “Cookies Policy” below.

How do we manage and transfer data as part of our global services?

We share information globally, both internally and externally, with our partners and network and with those you connect and share with around the world in accordance with the Notice policy. Information controlled by the Organization will be transferred or transmitted to, or stored and processed in, Japan or other countries outside of where you live for the purposes described in the Notice policy. These data transfers are necessary to provide the services set forth in our Terms and Conditions of Use and to globally operate and provide the website to you.

What are your data protection rights?

You are entitled to the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access: You have the right to request from us copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.
  • The right to rectification: You have the right to request that we correct any information in your personal data you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request us to complete the information you believe is incomplete.
  • The right to erasure (the right to be forgotten): You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to restriction of processing: You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right to data portability: You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.
  • The right to object to processing: You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.
  • The right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing: You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling. This Site will not make any decisions based on automated processing, that would be detrimental to you.

Privacy policies of other websites

This Site contains links to other websites. The Organization’s Privacy Policy applies only to this Site. Therefore, if you click on a link to another website, you should read the privacy policy of that site.

Changes to our privacy notice

We keep our Privacy Policy under regular review and maintain updated information on this web page. This Privacy Policy was last updated on September 8, 2022.

How will we notify you of changes to the privacy notice?

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time. The updated version will be indicated by an updated “revised” date and the updated version will be effective as soon as it is accessible.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about this Site’s Privacy Notice, the data we retain on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us. (If you wish to exercise any of these data processing rights and place a request, we ask to be given one month to respond.)

Call us at: +81-3-5360-9830

Email us at: disite@daisakuikeda.org

Cookies Policy

This Site uses cookies to identify which pages are being viewed, analyze data on website traffic and improve the Site in order to tailor it to your needs. We will ask you to consent to the use of cookies upon your first visit to our website. Access our Cookies Policy here.

Copyrights & Trademarks

The copyrights to this Site and the content of this Site, including and without limitation, all images, texts and designs, are the property of the Organization except where copyright ownership is otherwise expressly stated.

The trademark is also the property of the Organization.

You shall not use this Site or any information thereon in violation of any rights provided by law, policy, rule or regulation of any country or region, or for any illegal activity or any activity prohibited by law, policy, rule or regulation of any country or region. The Organization is not responsible for such illegal use of the copyrighted Materials.


Materials provided on this Site are provided “as is,” without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including and without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. The Organization specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any such Materials. The Organization periodically adds, changes, improves or updates the Materials on this Site without notice. Under no circumstances shall the Organization be liable for any loss, damage, liability or expense incurred or suffered that is claimed to have resulted from the use of this Site, including and without limitation, any fault, error, omission, interruption or delay with respect thereto.

The use of this Site is at your sole risk. Under no circumstances, including but not limited to negligence, shall this Organization or its affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages resulting therefrom, even if the Organization has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

Neither the Organization nor its affiliates, nor any of their respective agents, employees, information providers or content providers, shall be liable to you or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, alteration of or use of any content herein, or for its timeliness or completeness, nor shall they be liable for any failure of performance, computer virus or communication line failure, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

As a condition of use of this Site, you agree to indemnify the Organization and its affiliates from and against any and all actions, claims, losses, damages, liabilities and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees) arising out of your use of this Site, including and without limitation, any claims alleging facts that if true would constitute a breach by you of these Terms and Conditions. If you are dissatisfied with any part or parts of the Materials on this Site or with any of its Terms and Conditions of Use, your sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the Site.

This Site may contain links and references to third-party websites. The linked sites are not under the control of the Organization, and the Organization is not responsible for the content of any linked website, any link contained in a linked website or the privacy policy of any linked website. The Organization provides these links only as a convenience, and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked website by the Organization.

Prevailing Language

In the event of any discrepancy between the English and the Spanish, the Traditional Chinese, the Simplified Chinese, or any other language versions of the Terms and Conditions of Use, the English version shall prevail.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions of Use shall be governed by the laws of Japan and you agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Japanese courts for determining any disputes arising from/or in relation to these Terms and Conditions of Use.

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