Privacy Policy

1. Basic premise

The G20 Finance Operations Office, Ministry of Finance, the Government of Japan (hereinafter referred to as "the Office") collects information on participants of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meetings and related events through the website (; hereinafter referred to as "the Website"). Information acquired will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purposes of use.

2. Scope of information gathered

The Office automatically collects and stores Internet domain names, IP addresses, information about access to the Site and so on (hereinafter referred to as "user information"). Cookies (information transmitted from the server to the user's browser and stored on the user's computer in order for the server to identify users) are used for the purpose of improving the usability of the Site and do not contain personal information. Users may also set their browsers not to receive cookies at any time.

3. Purpose of use

  1. ( 1 ) The information acquired in 2. will be used as a reference for the efficient operation of the service provided by the Site.
  2. ( 2 ) The Website uses Google Analytics to analyze its visits and usage. Google Analytics collects user information through cookies. Please review the Google Analytics website for its terms of service.

4. Use and disclosure limitations

Except in cases of legal disclosure requests, cases of illegal access, threats and other unlawful acts or other special reasons, the Office does not use acquired information, nor will it provide acquired information to a third party, for any purposes other than those described in 3.

However, the Office may disclose aggregate statistical data compiled in the Website such as access data and user attributes. You or any other individual cannot be identified from such information as the data is aggregated and anonymized.

5. Measures to ensure security

  1. ( 1 ) The Office is taking necessary measures for the appropriate management of acquired information to prevent any leakage, loss or destruction of acquired information. The operation of the Site may be outsourced, but the organization to whom the information is outsourced will take necessary measures for appropriate management of acquired information.
  2. ( 2 ) User information collected by Google Analytics is managed in accordance with the privacy policy of Google. Please review the Google's website for its privacy policy. The Ministry of Finance assumes no responsibility whatsoever for any damage or loss caused by the use of Google Analytics.

6. Retention Period

Up to December 31, 2019

7. Scope of application

This privacy policy applies only to the Website and does not apply to other websites linked to the Website. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective government ministries, agencies and private organizations stated on their websites for how the entity handles user information.

8. Others

The Office may revise the privacy policy, in which case it will be announced on the Website.

For any additional information, you may contact the secretariat: