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Privacy Policy

Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd. has established the following Privacy Policy in recognition of the importance of protecting personal information and in recognition of its corporate social responsibility to handle personal information appropriately in compliance with Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other relevant laws and regulations.

1. Appropriate acquisition and use of Personal Information

When acquiring personal information, we will clearly state the purpose for which the information is to be used (including by public announcement on our website, etc.) and only acquire personal information to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use. We will not use such personal information beyond the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use without the consent of the person concerned.

2. Safety control measures

We will take safety management measures, including information security measures, to prevent unauthorized access to personal information and the loss, destruction, falsification, or leakage of personal information. In addition, we will exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over our employees and contractors who handle personal information.

3. Compliance with laws and regulations

We will comply with Act on the Protection of Personal Information, related government ordinances, and other guidelines regarding the handling of personal information. In addition, we will strive to improve this policy and other regulations by making changes, modifications, or additions as necessary.

4. Respect for the rights of information subjects

We respect the rights of the data subject with respect to his or her personal information, and will comply with requests from the data subject for disclosure, correction, addition, deletion, erasure, or cessation of provision to a third party of his or her own information in accordance with the provisions of the law.

5. Company name, address, and name of representative

Please refer to the "Corporate Profile | Corporate Information" for our name and address.

For the name of the Company's representative, please refer to the "Greeting from President | Corporate Information".

Handling of Personal Information

We have established the following Specifics regarding our Privacy Policy (hereinafter referred to as the" Basic Policy" together with the Privacy Policy).

1. Purpose of use of Personal Information

We use personal information for the following purposes:

  • 1. Provision of products and services handled by the Company and business guidance.
  • 2. Questionnaire surveys for market research, quality improvement and development of products and services handled by the Company, and for consideration of measures to improve customer satisfaction.
  • 3. Performing work necessary to respond to inquiries, provide prompt service, etc.
  • 4. Performance of contracts concluded with the Company.
  • 5. Responses in accordance with laws and regulations or notifications and guidance from administrative authorities.

2. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

We will not disclose or provide personal information handled by us to third parties, except in the following cases:

  • 1. When we have obtained prior consent from the person in question.
  • 2. When outsourcing operations related to the handling of personal information.
  • 3. When our company conducts business jointly with our group companies and it is necessary to provide personal information to such group companies.
  • 4. When there is a justifiable reason, such as when permitted by law.

3. Collection of Personal Information

Notwithstanding the foregoing, we may review the following information collected by third party website operators:

  • 1. Domain name, IP address.
  • 2. Name of Internet Service Provider.
  • 3. Browsing records related to the Company's website.
  • 4. Reference websites and other related information.
  • 5. Name, e-mail address, and other information provided by you when you contact us.

4. About Google Analytics

Our website uses the web analytics service of Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses "cookies" stored on your computer to collect information about your use of our website.
The information collected is stored on Google's servers and is used to evaluate the use of our website. The cookie function makes it possible to identify the computer of the person viewing our website, but it does not collect personally identifiable information such as name, address, telephone number, or e-mail address.

You can set your browser to refuse cookies or to display a warning when cookies are received. You can disable it by downloading and installing " Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on" found here and changing the add-on setting in your browser.

5. Joint use of Personal Information

We will share personal information as follows:

  • 1. Items of personal information to be shared
    - Name, company name, department name, e-mail address, postal code, address, telephone number, fax number.
    - Information described in "3. Collection of Personal Information" above.
  • 2. Scope of joint users
    The Company's subsidiary in Japan. Please refer to "Japan | Global Operations | Corporate Information".
  • 3. Purpose of use
    Personal information will be shared within the scope of "1. Purposes of use of Personal Information" above.
  • 4. Name, address, and representative of the company responsible for the management of personal information to be shared:
    Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd.
    For the address of the Company, please refer to the "Corporate Profile | Corporate Information".
    For the name of the Company's representative, please refer to the "Greeting from President | Corporate Information".

6. Transfer to a group company outside Japan

In transferring personal information to our group companies outside of Japan, we will comply with Act on the Protection of Personal Information, related government ordinances, and other guidelines regarding the handling of personal information.

7. Matters concerning Security Control Measures

Our "Rules for Handling Personal Information" and other internal rules specifically stipulate the security control measures for personal information that is stored in our database, which are mainly as follows:

  • 1. Formulation of Basic Policy
    In order to ensure the proper handling of personal information, we have established the Basic Policy regarding "compliance with related laws and guidelines," "matters related to security control measures," and "contact for questions and complaints".
  • 2. Establishment of discipline in the handling of personal information
    For each stage of acquisition, use, storage, provision, deletion/disposal, etc., "Rules for Handling Personal Information" have been established for handling methods, persons in charge and their duties, etc., and rules for handling personal information are in place.
  • 3. Organizational security control measures
    In addition to establishing an organizational structure for implementing security control measures, such as appointing a person responsible for handling personal information, we have clarified the employees who handle personal information, their roles, and the scope of personal information handled by them, and we have established a system to report facts or signs of violation of Act on the Protection of Personal Information or Rules for Handling Personal Information to the person in charge of handling the affairs of the company in the event that we become aware of such a situation.
  • 4. Personnel security control measures
    Confidentiality regarding personal information is included in the employment regulations.
  • 5. Physical security control measures
    - The areas in which personal information is handled are clearly defined, and each area has access control for employees and measures to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing personal information.
    - We manage equipment, electronic media, and documents that handle personal information to prevent them from being stolen or lost, and we take measures to prevent leakage when such equipment, electronic media, etc. are carried around.
  • 6. Technical security control measures
    - The scope of information accessible to personal information is limited by access control and other means.
    - We have implemented a system to protect information systems that handle personal information from unauthorized external access or unauthorized software.

8. Procedures for requesting disclosure, etc. of Personal Information held by the Company

When we receive a request for disclosure, correction, suspension of use, deletion, notification of purpose of use, etc., of personal information (for which we have the authority to disclose, etc.) stored in our database , we will respond after confirming that you are the person in question through the prescribed procedure. Please contact the contact listed in "9. Contact for Inquiries and Complaints" below.

9. Contact for Inquires and Complaints

Please contact us from the following consultation window.
We will respond appropriately within a reasonable scope in accordance with the purpose of Act on the Protection of Personal Information.