1. What is personal information?
Information about living individuals and information that can be easily collated with specific personal information and thereby identify a specific individual as stipulated in the “Act on the Protection of Personal Information”.
2. Acquisition of personal information
We will properly acquire personal information after clarifying the purpose of collection to the person in advance, and will not acquire it by deception or other improper means.
3. Cookies and IP address information
Cookies and IP address information are not considered as personal information because they cannot be used alone to identify specific individuals. However, when such information is used in conjunction with personal information, such information is also considered as personal information. Furthermore, it is possible to reject cookie information by setting your browser. If a service cannot be provided when cookies are rejected, we will make every effort to disclose this fact.
4. Use of personal information
Our company will not handle personal information beyond the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use without prior consent of the individual. However, this does not apply to the following cases.
・When required by law
・When it is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the individual.
・When it is particularly necessary to improve public health or promote the healthy growth of children, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person concerned.
・When it is necessary to cooperate with a national agency, a local government, or a person or organization entrusted by either of the foregoing in executing affairs prescribed by laws and regulations, and obtaining the consent of the individual concerned would hinder the execution of such affairs.
5. Management, protection, and security of personal information
We strictly take necessary and appropriate measures to control access to personal information, prevent unauthorized access from the outside, and manage the security of other personal information. We endeavor to prevent and correct the leakage, loss, destruction, falsification and unauthorized access of personal information.
6. Disclosure of personal information
Our company will not disclose personal information without the prior consent of the individual. However, this does not apply to the following cases.
・When there is a risk of harm to the life, body, property, or other rights or interests of the person or a third party.
・When there is a risk of significant hindrance to the proper conduct of our company’s business. ・When it would violate the law.
7. Correction of personal information
In the event that our company receives a request from the person in question or his/her representative to correct, add, or delete (hereinafter referred to as “correct”) the content of the personal information in question on the grounds that it is not true, our company shall, except in cases where special procedures are prescribed by other laws, conduct an investigation within a reasonable period of time and, based on the results, correct the content of the personal information within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use, and we will notify you.
8. Inquiries about personal information
Patent Infringing Substances Exclusion Policy
We take all possible measures to prevent infringement of patent rights due to the inclusion of patented substances in the chemical substances handled by our company. However, it is extremely difficult to investigate the existence of patent registration for all chemical substances handled by our company, therefore it is possible that patented substances may be contained.
If you determine that the chemical substances handled by us contain substances that infringe your patent, we apologize for the inconvenience, but we would appreciate it if you could let us know. We shall immediately take measures to stop the handling of the relevant product.