Privacy policy

AMATSUJI STEEL BALL MFG. CO., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as “AKS”) and its group companies (hereinafter referred to as “AKS Group Companies”) believe that it is material social responsibility of AKS and AKS Group Companies (hereinafter collectively referred to as “AKS Group”) to appropriately manage and protect any personal information.  Based on this belief, in order to keep the society’s confidence, AKS Group promises to treat personal information in accordance with the following policy:

1. Formulation and Improvement of Compliance Program

AKS Group will make its officers and employees (including but not limited to regular, part-time, and contract workers) understand the materiality of the protection of personal information and formulate, perform, maintain and continuously improve the compliance system.

2. Acquisition, Use, and Provision of Personal Information

AKS Group will not only establish its internal management system in order to protect personal information in line with the realities of business but also treat personal information in an appropriate manner in accordance with AKS Group’s established rules whenever AKS Group acquires, uses, and provides personal information.

3. Management of Personal Information

In order to ensure the accuracy and safety of personal information, AKS Group will take its best and most appropriate measures to prevent improper access, divulgence, loss, destruction, and falsification of personal information.

4. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

AKS Group will observe any laws, regulations, and other standards related to personal information. In addition, AKS Group will ensure that its internal management system for personal information is in compliance with these laws, regulations, and other standards.

Handling of Personal Information

This “Handling of Personal Information” aims to provide AKS Group with basic measures to handle information of customers and suppliers (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Customers”) whereby a specific individual can be identified (hereinafter referred to as “Personal Information”).

1. Purpose of Use

AKS Group will obtain and use Personal Information within the scope of the following purposes:

  • (1)Provide products and after-sales services
  • (2)Collect and provide information regarding development of new products
  • (3)Customer satisfaction survey, and so on
  • (4)Respond to Customers’ inquiries and requests
  • (5)Provide information of exhibitions and events
  • (6)Hire and manage employees (including recruitment)
  • (7)Other purposes approved by Customers in advance

2. Use other than Described in Paragraph 1.

AKS Group will obtain Customers’ consent whenever we intend to use Customers’ Personal Information with a purpose other than the purposes of use described in paragraph 1, provided that the case is permitted by “Act on the Protection of Personal Information” and related regulations.

3. Provision to a Third Party

AKS Group shall, except in those cases set forth in the following, not provide and/or disclose Personal Information to a third party:

  • (1)Where the provision of Personal Information is based on the consent of the person
  • (2)Where the provision of Personal information is based on laws and regulations
  • (3)Where the provision of Personal Information is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and in which it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person
  • (4)Where the provision of Personal Information is specially necessary for improving public health or promoting the sound growth of children and in which it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person
  • (5)Where the provision of Personal Information is necessary for cooperating with a state organ or a local government in executing the affairs prescribed by laws and regulations and in which obtaining the consent of the person are likely to impede the execution of the affairs

4. Joint Use

AKS Group may use Personal Information jointly as described below:

  • (1)Items of Personal Information to be used jointly
    Name, company name, department name, job title, address, telephone number, fax number, email address, and so on.
  • (2)Scope of the joint users
    AKS and AKS Group Companies
  • (3)Purpose for which the Personal Information is used
    Purposes defined in Paragraph 1 “Purpose of Use”
  • (4)Business operator responsible for the management of Personal Information

5. Disclosure, Correction, Cease of Use, and so on

In response to your request, AKS Group will, upon verifying the Customers’ identity, disclose, correct, add, delete, or cease use of Personal Information within reasonable period of time and scope. If the use of part or all of Customers’ Personal Information is suspended, AKS Group may be unable to provide sufficient services.

6. For Inquiries about Handling Personal Information

If you have any requests regarding the Personal Information retained by AKS Group, please contact the following:

General Affairs Department
1-1 Kaminoguchi-cho, Kadoma City, Osaka 571-0070, Japan
Tel. +81-6-6908-2261 (9:00–17:00 on weekdays)