Privacy PolicyBasic Guidelines for Personal Information Protection

Basic Guidelines for Personal Information Protection (Declaration)

We at Kewpie Corporation recognize that personal information is an important asset (interest protected by law). We think that making proper control and protection of the asset is part of our corporate social responsibility. Kewpie as an enterprise providing “security and safety," we thus have established basic guidelines to be applied when handling personal information of our customers, business partners, officers, employees, and so on.
Kewpie declares that we strive to observe the basic guidelines and protect personal information.

(1) Compliance with laws, ordinances and other regulations concerning personal information protection
Kewpie will comply with laws, ordinances, and other regulations and guidelines of Japan concerning personal information protection.
(2) Definition of personal information
“Personal information" under these basic guidelines refers to the following items of information of living individuals.
  • 1) Name, date of birth, and other items of description included in the relevant information that can lead to identifying the particular individual.
  • 2) What can be cross-checked easily with other information so that it will lead to identifying the particular individual.
(3) Control of personal information and continuous implementation
In order to have proper protection of personal information, Kewpie will set up methods of keeping personal information, including the control system and handling method, and appoint the person responsible for supervising personal information. The person will be responsible for widely disseminating those methods to our officers, employees (including temporary workers and temporary workers) and other people concerned and for making them carry out the methods. In addition, Kewpie will make continuous revisions of the control method.
(4) Holding trainings of officers and employees
Kewpie will hold periodical trainings of our officers and employees on how to handle personal information and ensure the implementation of personal information protection.
(5) Implementation of information security
Kewpie strives to implement security measures by setting up and enforcing information security policies, to prevent risks of information leakage, falsification, and the like.
(6) Acquiring personal information
Kewpie will acquire personal information by fair and legitimate means.
On such acquisition, the purpose and scope of use of personal information will also be informed in advance.
(7) Use of personal information
Regarding use of personal information given to us, Kewpie will abide by the scope of purpose of use that we informed or announced in advance.
(8) Transfer of personal information
  • 1) Kewpie may subcontract out personal information handling service within the scope of purpose of use. In such case, Kewpie will fully examine the management capability of the subcontractor, and ensure the security control of personal information by arranging and supervising the handling of personal information.
  • 2) Likewise, Kewpie will also ensure the security control of personal information in shared use among Kewpie group companies.
  • 3) Kewpie will neither disclose nor transfer personal information to a third party other than the authorized subcontractor without consent of the individual.
However, when the court, the police, or other public body requests disclosure of personal information, Kewpie may disclose or transfer personal information without consent of the individual.
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