The Companies, in recognition of the importance of the personal information of customers, shall comply with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (Personal Information Protection Law), Law Concerning Use of Personal Numbers for Identifying Individuals in Administrative Procedures (My Number Act), and other related laws and ordinances, and acquire personal information using legal and fair methods based on the following policies and shall work to protect such information.

1. Definition of Personal Information

The Personal Information Protection Law defines “personal information” as information that can be used to identify an individual (specifically, information that can easily be referenced, such as the name or date of birth of a person, in order to identify a specific person).

2. Collection of Personal Information

The Companies appropriately collect information necessary for the purpose of use and within the minimum scope necessary, without using fabrication or illicit methods. Also, in the event of an inquiry from a customer, the Companies shall acquire information such as the name, telephone number, and e-mail address.

3. Purposes of Use of Personal Information

The Companies shall reference personal information in order to be able to smoothly operate the services provided by the Companies.

4. Use of Personal Information

The Companies use personal information within the scope of the purposes of use specified above and within the limit necessary for the execution of duties. In the event that the Companies have consigned the use of personal information to a third party, the consignee shall be appropriately selected, asked to enter into the appropriate consignment agreement, and shall be provided the appropriate supervision and guidance.

5. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

The Companies shall not provide collected personal information to any third party without the prior consent of the person in question except in the event of a legal request to disclose information, unauthorized access, threatening or other illegal action, or other extraordinary circumstances.

6. Management of Personal Information

The Companies shall maintain the accuracy of personal information and strictly manage it, and also take the preventive measures and safety measures against unauthorized access, loss, falsification, leakage, etc. Also, when modifying information to make it anonymous, the Companies shall appropriately do so according to the relevant laws and ordinances.

7. Disclosure, Correction, Etc. of Personal Information

In the event of a request by a customer to check, modify, delete, or the like personal information entrusted to the Companies, the Companies shall comply with such a request upon confirming the identity of the person in question.

8. Organizations and Systems

The Companies appoint persons who are responsible for managing personal information and they manage personal information appropriately.
Also, the Companies have formulated company-internal regulations and task-specific rules for the handling and systems of personal information and are thorough in appropriately handling personal information during routine tasks.

9. Disclaimer Concerning External Links to Other Sites

The Companies shall bear no responsibilities whatsoever with regards to the protection of personal information by sites externally linked from the Site. Therefore, it is recommended that you check the privacy policy of the external site in question.

10. Other Services, Such as SNS

The Companies use other services, such as SNS. For details about the privacy policies, etc., please see the following website of the service operators. Also, the Companies shall bear no responsibilities whatsoever with regards to damages that occur due to the use of services, such as SNS.
Twitter’s “Privacy Policy”