Privacy Policy

1.Definition of Personal Information

Meiko Foods recognizes that personal information is defined as information about a living individual (name, date of birth, and other information that can identify a specific individual) as defined in the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, as well as information that is used in connection with a specific individual, such as e-mail address, user ID, password, and credit card information, and information that is integral to personal information, such as hobbies, family structure, age, and other personal attributes. We also recognize that personal information is information such as e-mail addresses, user IDs, passwords, credit card information, and other information that can be used in conjunction with specific individuals, as well as hobbies, family structure, age, and other personal attribute information.

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2.Cookies and IP Address Information

Cookies and IP address information are not considered personal information because they cannot identify a specific individual by themselves. However, when such information is used in combination with personal information, such information is also considered personal information. In the media operated by Meiko Foods Co., Ltd. we will disclose the purpose and method of using cookies and IP address information, even if it is not possible to identify a specific individual. It is possible to reject cookie information by setting your browser to refuse cookies. If services cannot be received if cookies are refused, this will also be disclosed.

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3.Specification of the Purpose of Use of

Personal Information
Meiko Foods Corporation will specify the purpose of use of personal information as much as possible when handling it.

4.Restrictions on the use of personal information

Meiko Foods will not handle personal information beyond the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use without obtaining the prior consent of the person concerned. In the event that personal information is acquired due to a merger or for any other reason, it will not be handled beyond the scope of the purposes of use prior to the succession without obtaining the prior consent of the person concerned. However, this does not apply in the following cases

When required by law
When it is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person in question
When it is especially necessary to improve public health or to promote the sound growth of children, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person in question.
When it is necessary to cooperate with a national agency, a local government, or an individual or entity entrusted by either a national agency or local government to execute affairs prescribed by laws and regulations, and obtaining your consent is likely to impede the execution of such affairs.

5.proper acquisition of personal information

Meiko Foods will acquire personal information in an appropriate manner and will not acquire personal information through deception or other wrongful means. In addition, we will take care not to collect personal information from children under 15 years of age without the consent of a person with parental authority.

6.Notification of the Purpose of Use of Personal Information

Meiko Foods Corporation will publicly announce the purpose of use of personal information in advance when acquiring it. However, this does not apply in the following cases

When notifying the person of the purpose of use or publicly announcing it may harm the life, body, property, or other rights or interests of the person or a third party
When notifying the person of the purpose of use or publicly announcing it is likely to harm the rights or legitimate interests of Meiko Foods Co.
When it is necessary to cooperate with a national agency or local public body in the execution of its legally prescribed duties, and notifying the person of the purpose of use or publicly announcing it is likely to impede the execution of such duties
Cases in which the purpose of use is recognized to be clear in light of the circumstances of acquisition

7.change of purpose of use of personal information

In the event that the purpose of use of personal information is changed, Meiko Foods will not do so beyond the scope that is reasonably considered to be related to the purpose of use before the change, and will notify the person in question of the changed purpose of use or publicly announce the change.

8.safe management of personal

information and supervision of employees
Meiko Foods has established rules for the protection of personal information and conducts necessary and appropriate supervision of its employees in order to prevent leakage, loss, or damage of personal information and otherwise ensure the safe management of personal information.

9.supervision of contractors

When outsourcing all or part of the handling of personal information, Meiko Foods Co., Ltd. will enter into a confidentiality agreement with the outsourcee or request the outsourcee to agree to the terms and conditions stipulated by Meiko Foods Co.

10.Restrictions on Provision to Third Parties

Meiko Foods will not provide personal information to third parties without the prior consent of the individual, except in the following cases

When required by law
When it is necessary for the protection of the life, body, or property of an individual and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person in question.
When it is especially necessary to improve public health or to promote the sound growth of children, and it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person in question.
When it is necessary to cooperate with a national agency, a local government, or an individual or entity entrusted by either a national agency or local government to execute affairs prescribed by law, and obtaining your consent is likely to impede the execution of those affairs.
When the following items are notified or publicly announced in advance
The purpose of use includes provision to a third party
The items of data to be provided to the third party
Means or method of provision to third parties
Cessation of provision of personal information to third parties at the request of the person in question.
However, the following cases do not fall under the category of third parties specified above.
When Meiko Foods entrusts all or part of the handling of personal information to a third party within the scope necessary for the achievement of the purpose of use
When personal information is provided as a result of the succession of business due to a merger or other reasons
When personal information is used jointly with a specific person, and the Company notifies the person in advance, or makes readily accessible to the person, of this fact, the items of personal information jointly used, the scope of joint use, the purpose of use by the person using the information, and the name of the person responsible for managing the personal information. The personal information is made readily accessible to the individual.

11.Public Announcement of Matters Concerning Personal Information

Meiko Foods Co., Ltd. will make the following matters concerning personal information available to the person concerned, and will respond without delay upon request from the person concerned.

Purposes for which personal information is used (except for items for which there is no obligation to do so under the Act on the Protection of Personal Information) If we decide not to respond, we will notify the person to that effect without delay).
Contact for inquiries regarding personal information

12.Disclosure of Personal Information

Whenever Meiko Foods Co., Ltd. receives a request for disclosure of personal information from the person in question, it will disclose the information to the person in question without delay. However, if the disclosure would result in any of the following cases, all or part of the information may not be disclosed, and if the decision not to disclose the information is made, the Company will notify the person to that effect without delay.

When there is a risk of harm to the life, body, property, or other rights or interests of the person concerned or a third party
If there is a risk of causing significant hindrance to the proper conduct of business by Meiko Foods Co.
If it would violate other laws or regulations

In principle, information other than personal information, such as access logs, will not be disclosed.

13.Correction of Personal Information

When a person requests that personal information be corrected, added, or deleted (hereinafter referred to as “correction, etc.”) on the grounds that it is untrue, Meiko Foods will, without delay and to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use, conduct the necessary investigation and, based on the results of the investigation, make the necessary correction, etc. to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use, except where special procedures are prescribed under other laws or regulations. We will conduct an investigation, correct the content of the personal information based on the results of the investigation, and notify the person to that effect.

14.Suspension of Use of Personal Information

Ltd. will stop using or delete (hereinafter referred to as “stop using, etc.”) the personal information of an individual on the grounds that it is handled beyond the scope of the purpose of use publicly announced in advance or that it has been obtained through deception or other wrongful means. In such cases, we will conduct the necessary investigation without delay and, based on the results of the investigation, suspend the use of the personal information and notify the individual to that effect. However, in cases where it is difficult to suspend the use of personal information due to the large amount of costs involved or other reasons, and alternative measures necessary to protect the rights and interests of the individual can be taken, these alternative measures will be taken.

15.Explanation of Reason

Meiko Foods Co., Ltd. will not, despite a request from the person in question, provide the following reasons for not notifying the person in question of the purpose of use

Failure to notify you of the purpose of use
Not to disclose all or part of the personal information
Not to stop the use of personal information
In the event that we decide not to stop providing personal information to third parties, we will endeavor to explain the reasons when notifying the person of our decision.

16.Inquiries

Please direct any inquiries regarding the privacy policy of Meiko Foods Co.

806 Saga, Kuroshio-cho, Hata-gun, Kochi 789-1720, Japan
Meiko Foods Co.
Tel: 0880-55-3881
Fax: 0880-55-3885
E-mail: h-myojin@iwk.ne.jp