Privacy Policy

Appropriate collection and use

When personal information is collected, the purpose of use will be clarified in advance, and it will be collected through appropriate means. The personal information collected will be used within the necessary scope for achieving the purpose of use, excluding cases in which approval has been received from the person in question and cases based on laws and regulations.

Implementation of safety management

Regarding personal information, efforts will be made to maintain accurate and up-to-date content, and reasonable safety management measures will be taken in order to prevent leakage, loss, defamation, and unfair use. In order to carry out safety management for personal information, the necessary and appropriate supervision will be carried out in regard to employees and business partners who handle personal information.

Respect for rights

Except for cases based on laws and regulations, requests by the person in question or a representative of that person in regard to personal information will be responded to, including disclosure, correction, elimination, and termination of use. When it is not possible to respond to disclosure and so forth, notification will be given to that effect.

Provision to third parties

In principle, personal information will not be provided to a third party, except in cases in which approval has been received from the person in question and cases based on laws and regulations. Nevertheless, there are cases in which personal information will be provided to the national government, local governments, or other public-related institutions when the company has an obligation. Should this be the case, a prior notification will be made.

Continuous improvements

In order for the protection of personal information to be implemented effectively, systematic reviews will be carried out regarding systems and management, and efforts will be made for continuous improvements.

Observance of laws and regulations

Applicable laws and regulations and standards related to the protection of personal information will be observed.

November 2008

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