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PASCO Group Privacy Policy

PASCO is committed to respect your privacy in the conduct of our geospatial information service business, centered on the operation of the surveying and measuring business, construction consultant business, and information system business. We recognize that identifiers (personal information) such as name, address, telephone number, and e-mail addresses make up privacy information that is valuable to you. Your personal information will not be collected simply through browsing our website. Please be assured that personal information that is collected through this website when you request for materials or submit enquiries will be handled in strict confidence based on the following Personal Information Protection Guidelines.

Privacy Policy

PASCO is constantly in pursuit of the most advanced technologies in the areas of the acquisition and processing of geospatial information. Based on the results obtained through the active utilization of these technologies, it provides products and services that underpin secure and comfortable lives for the people.

Therefore, the protection of personal information and the implementation of security measures for the protection of personal information form the basis of PASCO's business activities, and are regarded by the company as a part of our social responsibility. PASCO CORPORATION has laid out our Privacy policy as follows. We strive to ensure that the executive officers and employees have complete understanding of the the policy so that they are able to take appropriate measures in protecting personal information.

  • 1. Acquisition and use of personal information, and provision and handling of the information on commission

    PASCO CORPORATION has established a management system aimed at protecting personal information in a way that corresponds with the contents of our businesses. We acquire personal information in an appropriate manner, within a scope that is necessary only for the achievement of our purposes of use, and through fair means that are in line with legal stipulations. The personal information that has been acquired is used within the limitations of the relevant purpose of use. We also treat the provision and handling of personal information on commission in an appropriate manner that is in line with established regulations.
  • 2. Safe management of personal information and rectification of errors

    To ensure the safety of personal information, PASCO CORPORATION has established a management system and drawn up management regulations. We take steps to ensure continuous education for all employees with regard to personal information protection, and take the necessary measures toward the implementation of safe management. Through these efforts, we are committed to preventing and rectifying illegal access to personal information, as well as loss, destruction, falsification, and leakage of personal information.
  • 3. Compliance with laws, guidelines, and norms

    With regard to the treatment of personal information, PASCO CORPORATION is compliant with the relevant laws pertaining to personal information, guidelines set forth by the Government, and other norms.
  • 4. Complaints and consultations

    PASCO CORPORATION has built up an internal system and established an enquiry office in order to respond promptly and appropriately to requests pertaining to the notification of use, disclosure, amendments, additions or deletions, use, or suspension of the provision of personal information, as well as to complaints and/or consultations about the treatment of personal information acquired from the individual concerned.
  • 5. Development and continuous improvement of the personal information protection management system

    PASCO CORPORATION has developed and put in place a personal information protection management system while ensuring thorough understanding of the system among executive officers and employees. We also conduct periodical audits and reviews, and strive constantly to improve the system.
  • Last revision: September 1, 2009
  • Enacted: April 1, 2004
  • Kenichi Furukawa
  • President and CEO
  • PASCO CORPORATION

Treatment of Personal Information

PASCO CORPORATION handles personal information in accordance with its Personal Information Protection Guidelines, and in its position as a business operator that handles personal information, is compliant with the following items in the treatment of personal information.

Name of business operator that handles personal information, and manager of personal information protection

  • Yusuke Kawakubo
  • Director
  • General and Administrative HQ
  • PASCO CORPORATION

1. Purposes for the acquisition and use of customers' personal information

PASCO CORPORATION acquires personal information from its customers, shareholders, PASCO executive officers and employees, and others for the following purposes, and uses the personal information within the limitations of the respective purposes of use and the agreement of the individual concerned. In the event that individual notice or announcement of the purpose of use is given, PASCO will use the personal information within the limitations of that purpose of use.

[Acquisition of personal information other than directly in writing]
Type of personal information Purpose of use
Personal information that has been entrusted to us by customers as part of commissioned work
(Example)
Personal information entrusted to us by local public organizations in relation to work on fixed asset valuation and water supply and sewerage development.
Execution of contract work commissioned by customers
Personal information belongs to dispatch workers or the employees of business partners Verification of personal identity of dispatch workers and the employees of business partners based on the execution of the respective contract
Personal information obtained through books, websites, and other sources that are generally available commercially or publicly Provision of information on PASCO services
[Acquisition of personal information directly in writing]
Type of personal information Purpose of use
Personal information belongs to customers Communication pertaining to business
Execution of contract
Provision of information on products and services handled by PASCO and its Group companies
Provision of information on seminars, exhibitions, and other events organized by PASCO and its Group companies
Response to enquiries or requests from business partners
Shareholders' information Execution of PASCO's responsibilities and response to the exercising of shareholders' rights based on the Companies' Act and other laws
Request to exercise voting rights at the shareholders' meeting
Employees
(Including job applicants and retirees)
Human resource management work such as recruitment and appointment, and verification as part of accounting or general administration work
Personal information obtained through books, websites, and other sources that are generally available commercially or publicly Provision of information on PASCO services

Other
Personal information that users have input directly from the company website

(Example)
Personal information acquired through requests for materials on Shoken Taisho (PASCO's market analysis service) and application for use, personal information acquired through e-mail newsletter subscriptions, etc.
Purposes that the individual concerned has been notified of and he or she has agreed to in advance

The personal information collected by PASCO is provided to us at the discretion of the customer. There are cases whereby the customer may be unable to make use of services provided by PASCO in the event that the customer does not wish to provide his or her personal information. We seek your kind understanding on this matter.

2. Disclosure and provision of personal information to third parties

PASCO CORPORATION does not provide personal information to third parties without prior agreement from our customers. This does not include cases whereby the handling of personal information is entrusted to contractors in order to facilitate the smooth execution of the abovementioned purposes. Exceptions are made in the event* that the circumstance falls within the exceptions to the limitations of third-party information provision, as stipulated under Article 23-1 of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information.

* Exceptions to the limitations of the provision of personal information to third parties
  • 1. When it is in compliance with the law.
  • 2. When there is a need to do so in order to protect the life, wellbeing, or assets of an individual amidst difficulty in obtaining the agreement of the individual concerned.
  • 3. When there is a particular need to do so in order to improve public health or promote the healthy development of children amidst difficulty in obtaining the agreement of the individual concerned.
  • 4. When there is a need to cooperate with national institutions, local public organizations, or those who have been entrusted by these organizations to execute duties in line with legal stipulations, amidst situations whereby obtaining the agreement of the individual concerned would create barriers to the execution of these duties.

When entrusting work to contractors, PASCO selects contractors that meet the standards set by us, concludes agreements on the treatment of personal information, and performs the appropriate audits and control.

3. Treatment of customers' personal information

Customers' personal information is managed appropriately and stringently. PASCO CORPORATION has in place safety measures to prevent unlawful access, destruction, falsification, and leakage of customers' personal information.

Cookies

Part of this website uses a technology known as "Cookies" in order to enhance convenience for customers. Cookies allow the website to identify customers' computers, but do not acquire any personal identifiers such as customers' names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses.

By adjusting the settings on their web browsers, customers can reject cookies or enable alerts when cookies are accepted. Customers can continue to use the website even if they reject the use of cookies, but they may be unable to make use of certain website functions.

4. Disclosure, amendment, suspension of use, deletion, etc. of registered contents

With regard to the personal information held by PASCO CORPORATION, the individual concerned or the representative agent should contact the following office for enquiries pertaining to the notification of purposes of use, disclosure, amendments, additions or deletions, use, erasures, or suspension of provision of personal information to third parties. Upon verification of the individual or representative agent's identity, we will respond to requests promptly and in an appropriate manner. With regard to personal information other than the personal information that is held by PASCO and is subject to disclosure, kindly notes that we may not be able to respond to all requests.

*Personal information that is subject to disclosure refers to personal information that is compiled systematically as a set of information in order to enable searches on computers, or a set of personal information that is compiled systematically through organization, categorization, and the appending of contents, indices, and markings in line with a fixed set of rules, in order to facilitate easy searches for specific personal information. PASCO has the rights to respond to requests from the individual concerned to disclose, amend, add or delete, suspend the use of, erase, and suspend the provision of, personal information to third parties.

Names of accredited personal information protection organizations that PASCO CORPORATION belongs to, and points of contact for complaints, etc.
PASCO does not currently belong to any accredited personal information protection organizations.

5. Privacy Mark

pmark

PASCO CORPORATION has received the Privacy Mark accreditation from JIPDEC.
The Privacy Mark system is compliant with the Japanese Industrial Standard "JIS Q 15001 Personal Information Protection Management System?Requirements," and is awarded to business operators that have established a system that takes the appropriate measures to protect personal information.
Please visit the website of the JIPDEC Privacy Mark Office for more details on the Privacy Mark system.

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