Privacy Policy

Personal Information Protection Policy


Nichias Corporation (hereinafter, the “Company”) understands that it bears a corporate social responsibility to properly protect information that can be used to identify individuals (hereinafter, “Personal Information”), and hereby promotes the following measures to that end.

1. Basic Policy on Protection of Personal Information

  1. The Company shall make every effort to properly protect Personal Information in compliance with the “Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Act No. 57 of 2003)” and other related laws and regulations, and in light of the spirit and purposes of such laws and regulations.
  2. The Company shall maintain company rules for managing Personal Information, and shall make every effort to properly protect Personal Information by carrying out activities to widely publicize, train, and educate the employees to that end.

2. Policy on Acquisition and Use, etc. of Personal Information

  1. The Company shall acquire Personal Information through legal and fair means.
  2. The Company shall not use Personal Information outside of the purpose of use without your prior consent (however, this excludes cases where your consent is not required by law or regulation).
  3. The Company shall not change the purpose of use of the Personal Information without your consent.
  4. The Company shall implement appropriate measures to prevent the loss, falsification, or leakage, etc. of Personal Information.
  5. Unless sharing Personal Information within the scope of the purpose of use with a group company, the Company shall not provide your Personal Information to a third party without your prior consent (however, this excludes cases where your consent is not required by law or regulation). In addition, upon your request, the Company shall implement the appropriate measures to disclose, correct, or discontinue the use, etc. of your Personal Information.
  6. In cases where the Company entrusts the handling of Personal Information to an outside company, the Company shall implement the appropriate measures, such as by setting forth the entrusted company’s management responsibilities regarding the relevant Personal Information in a contract.

3. Purpose of Use

  1. The purpose of use of the Personal Information acquired and held by the Company is as the Company has individually disclosed, notified, or announced to you, as well as is outlined below. (However, this excludes cases where the purpose of use is considered to be clear based on the circumstances of its acquisition, or where Company does not have to disclose, notify, or announce the purpose of use by law or regulation.)
    • (1) Personal Information regarding a customer or a trading partner
      • (i) To respond to inquiries about selling the Company’s products or contracting out construction work, etc.;
      • (ii) To provide information on the Company’s products, corporate information, services, or other related information;
      • (iii) To announce various events, etc.; or
      • (iv) To do all the necessary company performance on transactions, etc.
    • (2) Personal Information regarding a shareholder, etc.
      • (i) To manage relations with the shareholder, etc. and manage information regarding the business activities of the Company’s group; or
      • (ii) To provide information regarding the business activities of the Company and the Company’s group to the shareholder, etc.
    • (3) Personal Information regarding a job applicant or retiree
      • (i) To provide information to or contact a job applicant or retiree; or
      • (ii) To manage hiring affairs.
  2. The Company shall continue to use Personal Information that was acquired before the enactment of the Personal Information Protection Act (before March 31, 2005) based on the purposes of use stated in (1) through (3) of Paragraph 1. above.

4. Inquiries

Please send us your inquiries over the Internet here.

5. Governing Law and Court with Jurisdiction

The interpretation and application of this “Personal Information Protection Policy” is governed by the laws of Japan. In addition, the Tokyo District Court of Japan will be the court of first instance with exclusive jurisdiction over any disputes that concern this “Personal Information Protection Policy.”

6. Language

The Japanese version of this “Personal Information Protection Policy” is the official version. In the event that an inconsistency or discrepancy of the interpretation of the contents of this “Personal Information Protection Policy” arises between the Japanese version and a version prepared in another language, the Japanese version will supersede and apply.

February 2017
Nichias Corporation

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