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Privacy Policy

The Company will handle personal information as set forth below under the Sumitomo Seika Privacy Policy in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Act, other relevant laws, regulations, and guidelines.

1. Purposes of using personal information

Unless notice is separately given to the person concerned, the Company will use personal information only within the limits necessary for the achievement of the following purposes of utilization. The Company will not use any personal information beyond the limits of the following purposes of utilization:

(1) Personal information of business partners
- Conclusion and performance of contracts and management task after the conclusion
- Communication and provision of information for the development, manufacture, and sale of products of the Company
- Communication for business operations of the Company and activities in the industry
- Communication and provision of information with/to manufacturers and distributors of products of the Company, and other relevant parties
- Performance of services outsourced by a business partner
- Affairs relating to the preceding items

(2) Personal information of research institutions and the like
- Conclusion and performance of contracts and management task after the conclusion
- Communication and provision of information for research and studies
- Affairs concerning the acquisition of rights regarding the results of joint research
- Affairs relating to the preceding items

(3) Personal information of shareholders
- Management task of shares and shareholders
- Exercise of rights and performance of obligations by shareholders or the Company
- Creation and provision of documents, records and data under laws and regulations
- Affairs relating to the preceding items

(4) Personal information of employees, officers, and other members and retirees of the Company and their families
- Affairs concerning the calculation and payment of salaries, retirement allowances and corporate pensions, and tax affairs
- Affairs concerning unemployment insurance, industrial injury insurance, health insurance, nursing-care insurance, and welfare annuity insurance
- Affairs concerning safety management
- Affairs concerning personnel administration
- labor management
- Grasping the state of entry into and exit from our offices and plants
- Affairs concerning health care
- Affairs concerning study and training and welfare services
- Notification/reporting to public agencies, associated bodies, etc.
- Grasping the status of access to our systems
- Affairs relating to the preceding items

(5) Personal information of job candidates
- Affairs concerning recruiting activities of the Company, personnel affairs and safety management after employment, and related affairs

(6) Personal information of visitors/observers to the Company’s facilities and participants in seminars, exhibitions, etc.
- Explanations and responses for visits/observers of facilities
- Management of entries to/departures from facilities
- Responses to inquiries from visitors
- Provision of information on seminars, exhibitions and other events
- Responses to inquiries after the termination of seminars/exhibitions
- Affairs relating to the preceding items

(7) Personal information of persons making inquiries to the Company
- Responses to inquiries

2. Third party provision of personal data

Without the consent of the person concerned, the Company will not provide any third party with personal data retained by the Company except as follows:

(1) It is used jointly.

(2) The handling of personal data is outsourced; provided that in this case, the outsourcee will be required by a contract to ensure adequate safety management, and will be provided with necessary and adequate control and supervision.

(3) It is permitted under laws and regulations.

3. Joint use of personal data

The Company may jointly use personal data within the following limits:

(1) Types of personal data jointly used

(i) Personal data of business partners
Names, addresses, places of employment, official positions, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and other personal information of the business partner

(ii) Personal data of research institutions
Names, addresses, places of employment, official positions, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and other personal information of the research institution

(iii) Personal data of employees, officers, and other members of the Company
Names, addresses, places of employment, official positions, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, and other personal information for employment management

(2) Scope of joint users
Group companies in and outside Japan (https://www.sumitomoseika.co.jp/company/group.html)
The health insurance association, labor union, and employee shareholding association of Sumitomo Seika

(3) Purposes of utilization by joint users
To achieve the purposes in 1 “Purposes of using personal information” (1), (2), and (4)

(4) The person responsible for the management of personal data
Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company, Limited.

4. Use of cookies

The web site of the Company uses a technology called cookies to improve convenience, which, however, does not collect any information that may identify any individual users.

5. Disclosure and other steps for retained personal data

When so requested by the person concerned, the Company will, without delay, after verification of the person’s identity, make disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, or discontinuance of use or take other steps for retained personal data under laws and regulations. If you wish disclosure or other steps for retained personal data, please request it from the point of contact for inquiries set forth in the following section 6. We will provide you with information on details of the procedure. Please note that when accepting a request, we verify the identity of you or your proxy.

6. Point of contact for inquiries about personal information

Please make any inquiry about personal information to the following point of contact:

Point of contract for inquiries
General Affairs and Personnel Office, Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company, Limited.
The Sumitomo Building 4-5-33 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041 Japan
soumu-info@sumitomoseika.co.jp
Tel:+81-6-6220-8508
Fax:+81-6-6220-8541