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PRIVACY POLICY

Compliance with Applicable Laws and Regulations

When handling personal information, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune ("AMT") complies with the Personal Information Protection Act of Japan ("Personal Information Protection Act") and other applicable laws and regulations.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

AMT may collect and use the following kinds of personal information for the purposes set forth in "3. Purpose of Use of Personal Information".

  • name, address, gender, date of birth, name of company or organization, position, telephone number and email address
  • any other personal information required for AMT's provision of legal services

Purpose of Use of Personal Information

AMT will use the collected personal information within the scope necessary to achieve the following purposes and will not use the same for any other purpose.

  • performance of AMT's legal services
  • provision of information relating to AMT's legal services
  • communication of AMT courtesy announcements, invitations to seminars, newsletters and other similar notices
  • responding to various inquiries
  • recruitment, selection and recruitment-related communication, and human resource management after recruitment
  • any other purposes incidental to the above purposes
  • any other purposes necessary for the appropriate and smooth performance of law firm business

Management of Personal Information

AMT strives to maintain accurate and current personal information.
Internal regulations concerning the protection of personal information have been established for the purpose of preventing the leakage or loss of or damage to personal information. Additionally, through the periodic review and amendment of such regulations, an appropriate system is in place and strict security measures have been implemented.

Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

When AMT provides personal data to a third party situated overseas, AMT will take the measures necessary under the relevant laws and regulations such as obtaining consent. With the exception of the following situations, however, AMT will not provide personal information to third parties.

  • when the prior consent of the concerned person is obtained
  • if required by the relevant laws or regulations
  • when it is difficult to obtain consent from the concerned person, if required for the protection of a person's life, body or property
  • when it is difficult to obtain consent from the concerned person, if specifically required for the improvement of public health or the advancement of the sound development of children
  • if necessary to cooperate with national organizations or local authorities or persons entrusted by any such parties in order for them to perform their duties under the relevant laws and regulations, and obtaining the consent of the concerned person is likely to obstruct the performance of such duties
  • if the provision of such information is otherwise permitted under the Personal Information Protection Act

Shared Use of Personal Information

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune LPC, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Singapore) LLP and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Thailand) Co., Ltd may share use of the personal information respectively obtained in accordance with the following.

Upon such shared use, personal information may be provided to any of the abovementioned offices located outside Japan.

(Items of Personal Information Subject to Shared Use)

name, address, gender, date of birth, name of company or organization, position, telephone number, email address and any other contact information as well as all other items of personal information held by the respective parties

(Scope of Persons Making Shared Use)

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune LPC, Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Singapore) LLP and Anderson Mori & Tomotsune (Thailand) Co., Ltd

(Purpose of Use by Shared Users)

  • performance of AMT's legal services
  • provision of information relating to AMT’s legal services
  • communication of AMT courtesy announcements, invitations to seminars, newsletters and other similar notices
  • responding to various inquiries
  • recruitment, selection and recruitment-related communication, and human resource management after recruitment
  • any other purposes incidental to the above purposes
  • any other purposes necessary for the appropriate and smooth performance of law firm business

(Person Responsible for Management of Personal Information Subject to Shared Use)

Anderson Mori & Tomotsune

Requests for Disclosure, Amendment or the Like concerning Personal Information

AMT accepts requests for disclosure, amendment or the like concerning personal information in the possession of AMT from persons identified by such personal information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Act. For further details, please submit your request to the contact below.

AMT may not be able to comply with your request if your request does not satisfy the requirements prescribed by the Personal Information Protection Act or if there is a reason for AMT to decline disclosure or the like pursuant to the Personal Information Protection Act or any other relevant laws and regulations.

Please note that AMT may request payment of the fees for notification and/or disclosure of the purpose of use of the personal information.

Inquiries Regarding Handling of Personal Information

AMT accepts inquiries concerning the handling of personal information through the inquiry page on AMT's website.

Changes in Privacy Policy

AMT will, for the purpose of undertaking the secure management of personal information in an appropriate manner, periodically review and amend this Privacy Policy. In the event of significant changes, AMT will provide such information through an easily understandable method such as posting it on its website.

Policy regarding Cookies

AMT's website makes use of cookies. Cookies are small text files in which random characters are included in place of personal information. When viewing AMT's website, there will be exchanges of such files between the web server hosting AMT's website and the Internet browser software used by the person viewing such website. Through this exchange such files will be stored on the viewer's device. Through the use of cookie information, more suitable services can be provided to viewers. Depending upon the configuration of a viewer's browser, a viewer may make such browser indicate in advance that a certain site makes use of cookies and/or may decline acceptance of cookies. Please note that if a viewer's browser is configured so as not to make use of cookies, the use of some features of AMT's website may be limited.