Bridgestone Software Co., Ltd., (hereinafter referred to as “Company”) deeply recognizes that personal information is important information that comprises privacy and believes that all personal information must be handled carefully under the principle of respecting the individuality of individuals.The Company shall set forth the basic policy as follows and shall strive to protect personal information in order to be a company that is trusted and loved by all people including customers and clients (hereinafter referred to as “Subject Individual”) and a company that has pride in itself.
1. Purpose of use of personal information
When the Company receives provision of personal information, it shall use the personal information within the scope of the purpose indicated when the information is provided.
2. Disclosure of personal information to third parties
The Company shall not disclose personal information to any third parties, except in the following cases.
- When consent is obtained from the Subject Individual
- When, based on the details of the inquiry from the Subject Individual, the Company determines that it is appropriate for the Company’s affiliate company, agency, etc. to reply or respond
- In order to achieve the purpose of collecting the information as indicated to the Subject Individual, it is necessary to disclose the information to a subcontractor or cooperative company with which a nondisclosure agreement is concluded in advance.
- When it is necessary to disclose the personal information to a financial institution for the payment when a product is purchased or fee-based service is used
- When the information is disclosed in a form which cannot be used to identify the Subject Individual (such as statistical materials)
- When it is permitted to disclose the information to third parties under the laws, policies or guidelines
When the Company provides or subcontracts the processing of the personal information possessed by the Company to a third party, the Company shall give full consideration to the selection of the recipient or subcontractor, and strive to give the necessary supervision to ensure appropriate and secure protection measures are taken in the same way as the information is handled at the Company.
3. Management of personal information
The Company shall appropriately manage the personal information of Subject Individuals, and implement preventive and safety measures against unauthorized access and the loss, destruction, alteration, leak, etc. of personal information. In addition, the Company shall continue to provide education within the Company regarding the protection and appropriate handling of personal information.
4. Inquiries concerning personal information
When a Subject Individual requests an inquiry, correction, or deletion of personal information, the Company shall promptly respond to such request in accordance with the procedures designated by the Company.
5. Compliance with and revisions to the laws and standards
The Company shall comply with the applicable laws and standards concerning personal information and continuously strive to improve and enhance the initiatives for protecting personal information.
On the Website, you may be asked to provide personal information when giving feedback or making requests in relation to our email distribution service or the Company. In all cases, it is clearly indicated that personal information is required, so please provide such information of your own volition.
2.Purpose of collection and use
When we ask for customer’s personal information, the purpose of use will be announced on each website. Customer’s personal information will not be used for any purposes other than those announced to the customer without first obtaining consent from the customer.
3.Disclosure of personal information to a third party
Please note that the provided information may be reported to a third party depending on the type of service used on the Website.
Please see the Personal Information Protection Policy for details.
4.Deletion of personal information
When the Company determines that the purpose of use has been achieved and it is no longer necessary to store the personal information, the Company shall delete the customer’s personal information after a certain period of time. Please note that the Company will be unable to respond to subsequent requests from the customer for disclosure or change of the deleted data.
5.Personal information of minors
When a customer under the age of 13 uses the Website, we recommend the customer enjoy the contents in the company of a parental guardian. We ask customers under the age of 13 to refrain from sending personal information to the Website without consent of a parental guardian.
Cookies are a mechanism for, when using a website, storing the usage history and input details sent and received between the Internet software (browser) and the server on the customer’s computer as a file. If the customer’s browser is set to allow cookies, the Company may acquire the cookies stored on the customer’s computer, but the Company shall not identify a specific individual using the cookies. In addition, the Company may refer to the cookies stored in the customer’s computer via the webpage of a third party to which the Company subcontracts distribution of advertisements or a website other than the Website, and distribute advertisements and merchandising for the Company’s products.
Customers may select between “allow cookies,” “block cookies” “report when cookies are sent” in the browser settings. Please note that if the cookies are blocked, it may not be possible to use some of the services offered by the Company.
7.Collection and purpose of use of unspecified information
Sometimes the Website collects information that cannot be used to identify individual customers (for example, which pages the customer visited on the Website), but the Company shall not use such information for any purposes other than for statistical data regarding the operation of the Website and investigating the cause of unauthorized access.
8.Inquiry, correction, or deletion of personal information
If you want to inquire about personal information or have it modified, corrected, etc., please contact the division or person in charge to which the personal information was provided (if the personal information was provided through the Website, to the point of contact indicated on the Website), and the Company shall promptly respond in accordance with the designated procedures. In this case, the Company may confirm that the request has been made by the Subject Individual in order to prevent unauthorized acquisition or alteration of the personal information by a third party. We ask for your cooperation in relation to this matter.
9.Point of contact for inquiries
If you have any questions or feedback regarding the Company’s personal information protection, please contact us via the Inquiry form.
September 24, 2019
Bridgestone Software Co., Ltd.,
Representative Director and CEO
Bridgestone Software is recruiting new staff to join our team.