The Koh-Ei Patent Firm, P.C. (hereafter, "the Firm") recognizes the protection of any information that can be used to identify clients as individuals (hereafter, "personal information") to be an important social responsibility. The Firm makes efforts to uphold the laws pertaining to the protection of personal information and to handle personal information according to the policy below.
Use of personal information
When using personal information, the Firm will specify in advance, as much as possible, how the personal information will be used and the Firm will not use the personal information beyond those specifications without the prior consent of the person in question, excluding instances where legal exceptions are required.
Acquiring personal information
The Firm acquires personal information appropriately and using suitable methods as required for professional reasons. When acquiring personal information directly from the person in question in writing, electronically or magnetically, we will explain the manner of use of the personal information in advance. However, this excludes instances where legal exceptions are required.
Managing personal data
The Firm strives to keep the acquired personal information (personal information in personal information databases and others) accurately and up to date as needed for professional reasons. We also strive to prevent illegal access to the personal data as well as any loss, damage, falsification, leaking and so on, taking necessary and appropriate measures to manage the safety of the personal data.
Providing personal data to a third party
The Firm will not provide the acquired personal data to a third party without the prior consent of the person in question, excluding instances where legal exceptions are required.
Joint use of personal data
The Firm will not provide personal data to companies handling personal information or use it jointly with other group affiliates, even in the course of accomplishing its purpose of use.
The Firm is glad to receive any inquiries about personal information, requests for disclosure and complaints.
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