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Privacy Policy
In the course of doing business, Asahi Kasei Medhical receives personal information such as names, postal addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses from consumers, clients, suppliers, and others, in addition to the personal information of our executives and employees which we hold. We are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of this personal information, and to ensuring that it is handled appropriately in accordance with this policy.

Because this policy may be revised, we recommend that you refer to this page again from time to time.

· We handle personal information properly and in compliance with the Personal Information Protection Law and other applicable statutes, and in conformance with generally accepted norms and standards.
· We ensure that personnel throughout the Asahi Kasei Group thoroughly understand and faithfully comply with corporate standards and regulations for the handling of personal information.
· We use personal information only for the specific purposes which have been indicated or announced at the time of its receipt.
· We employ appropriate measures in the maintenance and management of personal information to ensure against unauthorized alteration, disclosure, and loss of personal information.
· We will respond in good faith to requests from you to confirm, revise, cease using, or delete your personal information.

Specifics are described below.
Purpose of use
Shared use
Disclosure to third parties
Personal information inquiries
Confirmation
Correction, revision
Cessation of use, deletion
How to contact us
Handling fee
This website (www.v-rad.jp/en/)

<Purpose of use>
Purposes for which personal information may be used by Asahi Kasei Kuraray Medical are described below. Some sections of this website include additional purposes as described in the privacy policy specific to those sections of this website.
· Response to inquiries or requests.
· Provision, accumulation, and communication of information related to the proper use of products we manufacture and sell.
· Provision and accumulation of information related to the quality, safety, and efficacy of products we manufacture and sell.
· Requests for and implementation of investigation for the purposes of product development, clinical development, and post-marketing surveillance related to products we manufacture and sell.
· Maintaining awareness of purchasers of products we manufacture and sell, preparation of other contact networks, and provision of information related to products we manufacture and sell.
· Notification of research symposiums or lectures.
· Presentation of gifts or rewards won in drawings or competitions.
· Inquiry, communication (including distribution of reports), consultation, discussion, study, contracting, placement and receipt of orders, shipment, invoicing, receipt of payment, remittance of payment, and management of credits and debts in relation to commercial transactions, Responsible Care, financial transactions, and pension-fund management.
· Investigation and study of, and response to, circumstances of use of products and services and needs related thereto.
· Management of entrance and egress of persons and vehicles entering our facilities.
· Liaison with communities where Asahi Kasei Group facilities are located.
· Notification and reporting to governmental agencies, municipal offices, and public bodies.

<Shared use>
Together with other medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical manufacturers, and other corporations in medical-related industries, we use a medical database (MDB) managed and operated by Japan Ultmarc Inc. As a user of the MDB, we provide Japan Ultmarc with information related to additions, revisions, and deletions in order to maintain the accuracy of the data.

Asahi Kasei Corporation may share personal data with Asahi Kasei Medhical as shown below.

Information subject
to shared use
Purpose of
shared use
Responsible party
Names and contact information held by Corporate Legal & General Affairs Appropriate response to inquiries and requests General Manager of Corporate Legal & General Affairs
Names and contact information held by Corporate Procurement & Logistics Execution of duties related to procurement General Manager of Corporate Procurement & Logistics
Names and contact information held by Corporate Accounting & Finance Management of credits and debts, handling payments General Manager of Corporate Accounting & Finance

<Disclosure to third parties>
In cases where it becomes necessary to disclose personal information to subcontractors in the course of outsourcing, we conclude agreements with the subcontracted firms requiring that such personal information is handled in accordance with our standards. The handling of personal information by subcontracted firms is monitored and supervised to ensure compliance.

The only other cases where personal information is disclosed to third parties are described below.

· If we have your prior approval to do so.
· If the possibility of such disclosure was clearly indicated at the time personal information was received.
· If appropriate response to an inquiry or request necessitates disclosure to an Asahi Kasei Group company, a service provider, or a subcontractor (ex., a sales representative or a shipping company).
· If information in a form which precludes personal identification is disclosed for statistical analysis.
· If merger, business separation, or business transfer necessitates disclosure for the succession of operations.
· If required by law or regulation.
· If necessitated for the protection of a person's life, health, or assets, and we are unable to obtain your prior approval.
· If required in the course of cooperation with governmental authorities and obtaining your prior approval would impede the authorities in the execution of their duties.

<Personal information inquiries>
Cnfirmation
For your examination and confirmation, you may request that we disclose to you the retained personal data of yours which we hold. Upon verifying that the person making such a request is the person for whom disclosure is being requested or a duly authorized proxy thereof, we will respond in a reasonable time and to a reasonable extent.

Correction, revision
You may request that we correct or revise the retained personal data of yours which we hold. Upon verifying that the identity of the person making such a request is the person for whom correction or revision is being requested or a duly authorized proxy thereof, we will respond in a reasonable time and to a reasonable extent if the data we hold is inaccurate.

Cessation of use, deletion
You may request that we cease using or delete the retained personal data of yours which we hold. Upon verifying that the identity of the person making such a request is the person for whom cessation of use or deletion is being requested or a duly authorized proxy thereof, we will respond in a reasonable time and to a reasonable extent.

Please note that the cessation of use or deletion of part or all of your personal information may prevent us from providing you with certain services. Please also note that relevant regulations provide that we may decline to fulfill such a request in certain cases.

How to contact us
Requests for confirmation, correction, revision, cessation of use, or deletion of retained personal data may be made through our inquiry form linked here, or by post to Corporate Communications, Asahi Kasei Medhical Co., Ltd., 1-105 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-8101 Japan. If your personal information was provided to us through our websites or section of this website which has a separate privacy policy, please refer to the contact information shown in that privacy policy.

Handling fee
Costs which we incur to fulfill a request for confirmation, correction, revision, cessation of use, or deletion of retained personal data may be charged to you or your proxy as a handling fee.

<This website (www.v-rad.jp/en/)>
Security precautions
Reasonable and appropriate security measures are employed in the maintenance and management of personal information in order to ensure against risks such as unauthorized access, loss, damage, alteration, and disclosure. To ensure that personal information is managed appropriately, personnel responsible for managing personal information are designated at each business unit which receives personal information, and all relevant personnel are thoroughly familiarized with the company-wide information security regulations.

Infomation callected automatically
No personally identifiable information (e.g. name, address, phone no., e-mail address) is collected automatically when you access this website. We do collect anonymous information related to site usage for aggregate analysis to improve the site. This anonymous information includes a log of which pages you viewed, and the domain name of the website (e.g., a search site) from which you accessed this website.

Cookies
Although cookies (a standard form of data stored the user's computer) are not generally used at this website, they are used in some parts of this website in order to provide advanced services. Notices describing the specific use of cookies are displayed on the relevant pages, so that you will be aware when cookies are used.

Applicability of this privacy policy
Applicability of this privacy policy includes the website at the domain www.v-rad.jp/en/. Some of our websites or sections of this website have separate privacy policies which apply specifically to those websites or sections of this website.

We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other websites to which links may be included in this website. Please refer to the privacy policies of those websites separately.

Revised January 19, 2009


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