Kyodo will handle personal information (except that which Kyodo collects, uses and possesses as part of its reporting and writing operations) in accordance with this policy.
1. Collection of personal information
Kyodo will collect personal information in an appropriate and fair manner after clearly specifying the purpose of use.
2. Use of personal information
Personal information collected by Kyodo will be used within the specified purposes. If Kyodo uses the information beyond the specified purposes, Kyodo will obtain the consent of identifiable persons beforehand and will not provide the information to a third party without the consent of such identifiable persons (with the exception of cases otherwise stipulated by law).
3. Management of personal information
Kyodo will maintain the accuracy of personal information and keep such information up-to-date. Kyodo will take security measures to protect personal information against unauthorized access, loss, falsification and leakage among others.
4. Disclosure, amendment, discontinuance of use of personal information
Kyodo will disclose personal information to an identical individual when requested by the person identifiable by personal data in our possession after verifying identity unless there is a legal ground for nondisclosure (except personal information collected for the purpose of reporting). When requested for amendment of the content, addition, deletion or discontinuance of the use of personal information, Kyodo will take necessary measures after studying such a request and concluding that there is a reasonable reason for the request.
5. Contact point for inquiries
You are kindly requested to contact the following office if you have inquiries about disclosure procedures for personal information or other questions. Kyodo will kindly ask you to make any request pertaining to personal information only in writing by mail in principle. Kyodo's responses will be also made only in writing by mail as a general rule.
Shiodome Media Tower
1-7-1 Higashi Shimbashi, Minato Ward, Tokyo
6. Handling of personal information collected via Kyodo Websites
Subscribers to paid online services on the Kyodo Websites and applicants to online help-wanted or other ads are requested to register their personal information with Kyodo for the purposes clearly specified beforehand. Registered information shall not be used for any purpose other than those clearly specified beforehand.
(1) Use of paid pages on KYODO NEWS ON THE WEB (English service)
Kyodo may request you to register your personal information such as name, address and telephone number, when you apply for recruitment of researchers and part-timers and other various ads. The administrator in charge will strictly safeguard the registered information. Kyodo will use the registered information only for the purpose specified when Kyodo asks for registration. Kyodo may disclose necessary information to outside businesses when Kyodo outsources researches etc. to such businesses. Even in such cases, the registered information shall not be used for any purpose other than the specified ones.
Kyodo will request you to give your name, address and other personal data to confirm facts and clarify where responsibility lies, when you apply for reprinting news articles or making links to the Kyodo Websites. Kyodo's section in charge will responsibly handle the personal data to prevent their leakage to outsiders.