At Kaneka Corporation (hereafter, “Kaneka”), we recognize that we have an important responsibility to protect the personal information of customers. We therefore ensure that our handling of personal information is done in compliance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and all other relevant laws and ordinances and in accordance with the following policy.

1.Purposes of Use of Personal Information

Personal information provided to Kaneka by customers or others will be used only for the purposes which we specified at the time the information was provided, or for purposes permitted by law, or for the purposes provided below (hereafter, collectively, “Purposes of Use”). Personal information will not be used for any other purpose. Kaneka may use customers’ personal information for the following purposes intended to facilitate operations at Kaneka Group companies.

  1. Answering, responding to, confirming, or managing inquiries, consultations, complaints, demands, and requests for materials
  2. Advertising of, and providing/collecting/researching/examining/handling information in connection with, products, services, campaigns, etc., communicated via invitation, e-mail, or other such means (regarding these purposes, your usage of Kaneka products, the Kaneka website, etc., may be analyzed in order to provide you with information suited to your preferences)
  3. Providing and managing, as well as providing, proposing or managing information related to, products and services handled by Kaneka, including the manufacture, processing and sale of synthetic resins, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubbers, industrial chemicals, assorted pharmaceutical products, medical instruments, medical devices, agricultural chemicals, industrial-use fermented products, industrial-use oil products, food products, food additives, feed additives, synthetic resin-coated wires, assorted electrical wires, electronic materials and electronic components, as well as products and construction materials utilizing any of these; the design, manufacture, construction, management and sale of machinery, equipment, engineering works and buildings; the purchase, sale, leasing and management of real estate; the inspection, analysis and environmental measurement of chemicals and natural products; the performance of commissioned analysis; the dispatch of workers; the collection and processing of scientific and technical information; the performance of other commissioned research; business related to non-life insurance agency business and life insurance subscription; information management technology, production management technology and industrial property rights-related consultation; and the performance of business investment deemed necessary from an operational standpoint (hereafter, collectively, “Kaneka Products and Services”)
  4. Preventing and addressing fraud and other wrongful actions
  5. Conducting marketing surveys and analysis; studying and implementing marketing policies and measures
  6. Implementing and analyzing campaigns, planned prize competitions and surveys
  7. Improving Kaneka Products and Services; planning, researching and developing new products and services
  8. Exercising rights and fulfilling obligations which are legally or contractually prescribed
  9. Realizing shareholder rights and fulfilling obligations, such as creating data prescribed by law
  10. Performing hiring selection of job applicants
  11. Communicating with and sending notifications to job applicants and internship participants

2.Disclosure and Provision to Third Parties

Kaneka will not disclose or provide to any third party the personal information provided by customers, except when provision or disclosure is done with customer consent, is done in accordance with relevant laws and ordinances, or is done for some other justifiable reason.

3.Safeguarding of Personal Information

To prevent personal information provided by customers from being divulged, lost, damaged, improperly accessed, etc., Kaneka will implement technical and physical measures, as well as train and educate employees, develop and maintain information management-related regulations and take other steps to ensure personal information is appropriately managed.

4.Shared Usage of Personal Information

Kaneka will engage in shared usage of personal information according to the following.

  1. Personal information details which can be shared
    Name, address, postal code, sex, date of birth, telephone number, FAX number, email address, workplace, affiliation, position, etc.
  2. Purposes of use of shared personal information
    The Purposes of Use (see “Purposes of Use of Personal Information” above)
  3. Scope of persons with whom personal information can be shared
    Kaneka Group companies in Japan, the EU, and the United Kingdom (view here (203KB))
  4. Shared use administrator
    Kaneka (Ark Mori Building, 1-12-32, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo: President (view here ))

5.Handling of Customer Requests Regarding Their Own Personal Information

When a customer requests disclosure, correction, etc., of his or her personal information, Kaneka will handle this request in an appropriate manner after confirming that the person making the request is the same person about whom the personal information pertains or is someone who has been entrusted by said person to make the request.

6.Use of Google Analytics

Kaneka uses the Google Analytics service of Google LLC in order to improve the quality of the website run by Kaneka (hereafter, “Kaneka Website”). Google Analytics uses “cookies” to collect, record and analyze data about Web traffic to the Kaneka Website. To learn about how Google Analytics collects, and processes data, as well as to read the Google Analytics terms of service and Google LLC privacy policy, please visit the following websites.

7.Contact Us

Please submit all feedback, questions, complaints, and other communications about this privacy policy to the following.

Contact us here