Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy Regarding Customer Information
WATANABE Research & Consulting (“WATANABE-RC”) hereby establishes and announces the “Privacy Policy Regarding Customer Information” (“this Policy”), which sets forth WATANABE-RC’s policies for protecting customers’ personal information and the WATANABE-RC’s basic approach in handling customers’ personal information.

Policy of Management
WATANABE-RC recognizes appropriate protection and use of personal information to be important social responsibilities, and makes every effort to appropriately protect and use personal information complying with laws and regulations including the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other related regulations and the internal rules of WATANABE-RC, including this Policy when WATANABE-RC conducts business.

Proper Acquisition
WATANABE-RC will acquire personal information that is necessary to conduct its business by proper and lawful means.

Purpose of Use
WATANABE-RC will specify the purpose of use of personal information and will handle the personal information within the scope necessary to achieve that purpose, and will not use it beyond that scope. In cases where special restrictions exist on the use of particular personal information under laws and/or regulations, WATANABE-RC will not handle that particular personal information for purposes not relevant to said matters.
The purpose of use of personal information is set forth through the website or other measures provided by WATANABE-RC.

Providing Personal Information to Third Parties
WATANABE-RC will not provide personal information to any third party in principle unless the individual concerned has agreed to such use or it is authorized by law. However, WATANABE-RC may provide personal information to relevant entities that are otherwise specified without customer consent in following cases:
– WATANABE-RC entrusts management of personal information that is necessary to achieve the purpose of use to a third party.
– WATANABE-RC is one of the parties in a consolidation transaction.

Handling of Sensitive Information
WATANABE-RC will not acquire, use and provide to any third party sensitive information (e.g. political affiliation, religion, participation in labor union, race, ethnic group, family origin, legal address on family registry and medical information) unless authorized by law or it is necessary to conduct business on condition that WATANABE-RC has customer consent.

Security Measures / Safeguards
WATANABE-RC will maintain and manage accurate and up-to-date personal information, and prevent leakage of information with necessary and appropriate security measures. Moreover, it will conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of employees and service providers of who handles personal information.

Continuous Improvement
WATANABE-RC will continuously review this Policy according to the development of information technologies and the changes in social demand, and improve the handling of personal information.

Customer Requests concerning Personal Information
WATANABE-RC will endeavor to properly and promptly cope with following requests from customers:
– notification of the purpose of use
– disclosure of personal data
– correction, addition and deletion of personal data that do not reflect the facts
– suspension of use and elimination of personal data
– suspension of providing personal data to a third party

Comments & Requests
WATANABE-RC will endeavor to cope with customer’s comments and requests for the management of personal information sincerely and promptly.