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Handling of Customers' Personal Information

1. THK Personal Information Protection Policy

April 1st, 2005
THK Co., Ltd.
President and CEO, Akihiro Teramachi

Fulfilling our legal and social responsibilities towards protecting personal information is extremely important to our company's activities. In particular, we have a duty of confidentiality and must prevent the provision or disclosure of acquired personal and private information about shareholders, board members, company employees, junior employees, contract employees, temporary employees, employees of outside contractors, customers, or suppliers to any outside party against the intended reasons for use, or without good reason. In order for our company to continue to do business whilst maintaining society's trust, we cannot overlook our responsibility to secure and protect personal information.

Our company strongly recognizes the importance of appropriately safeguarding personal information held by us. In order for our company to accomplish what is required of it in accordance with our social and legal obligations, we must appropriately hold and safeguard personal information and maintain robust and suitable management of such information used in our business and operations.To achieve this, we have specified the personal information privacy policy below as a fundamental principal of our company's management, and are working hard to ensure the information security of personal information.

1. As well as complying with the Act concerning Protection of Personal Information (Law No. 57, 2003); the guidelines set down by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; and the Tokyo Municipal Government's Personal Information Protection Act, THK has formulated its own "Personal Information Protection Provisions" in recognition of the importance of protecting the privacy of its employees and other parties. THK strictly adheres to these provisions and revisions and improvements are made on an ongoing basis.

2. THK is setting up a personal information protection regime that takes into account the nature and scale of the business conducted by each of its divisions, and handles the collection, use, supply (including outsourcing), disclosure, correction, discontinuance of use and deletion of personal information appropriately in accordance with the designated rules.

3. To assure the accuracy and reliability of personal information, THK will put in place safety measures that include information security provisions, and will endeavor to prevent improper access to personal information as well as the loss, destruction, falsification or leakage of personal information.


2.Our web site Privacy Policy

Last updated on February 5th, 2016

Our Worldwide Practices 

THK is a global organization, with legal entities, business processes, management structures, and technical systems that cross borders. Our privacy practices are designed to provide protection for your personal information, all over the world. We may share your personal information within THK and transfer it to countries in the world where we do business. Some countries may provide less legal protection for your information. In such countries THK will still handle information in the strict manner we describe here.

Notice and Acceptance of Terms of Privacy Policy

Your use of our web site constitutes your acceptance of the following terms of our web site Privacy Policy, as amended or revised by us. You should therefore review this Privacy Policy regularly to ensure that you are aware of its terms. This Privacy Policy describes the information that we collect through our web site and how we use that information. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy or how your personal information may be used or affected by your use of our web site, please contact us at marketing@thk.co.jp .

The Information that We Collect

You do not have to provide personal information to use this web site. However, certain services, which you may subscribe for through this web site, may require you to provide personal information, such as your name, address, email address and other contact information. We use such personal information to respond to your inquiries and to send you newsletters. If you decide at any time that you no longer wish to receive mailings from us, please refer to the paragraph below headed 'Opt Out'.

In addition, and as is typical of web sites generally, incidental to your use of this web site, our web server may automatically log certain information such as the name of your internet service provider, the IP address of the computer you are using, the type of browser software and operating system that you use, the date and time you access our web site, the web site address, if any, from which you linked directly to our web site, the web site address, if any, to which you travel from our web site, and other similar traffic-related information. We may also aggregate information relating to your and other visitors' traffic patterns. We use the foregoing information to help us improve our web site and the services that we provide through the web site. We do not use such data in any way to create or maintain a personal profile of you or to collect personal information from you.

Generally, we will not disclose information we collect through your use of our web site to third parties. We reserve the right, however, to provide such information to our employees, contractors, agents, and designees to the extent necessary to enable them to perform certain web site-related services (e.g., web hosting or maintenance services) on our behalf. We also reserve the right to disclose such information to any third party if we believe that we are required to do so for any or all of the following reasons: (i) by law; (ii) to comply with legal processes or governmental requests; (iii) to prevent, investigate, detect or prosecute criminal offences or attacks on the technical integrity of the web site or our network; and/or (iv) to protect the rights, property, or safety of THK, the users of the web site, or the public.

Safeguarding Your Information

THK uses commercially reasonable efforts to employ security measures designed to protect your personal information from access by unauthorized persons. These include, but are not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL). While THK endeavors to protect your personal information, THK cannot warrant the security of any personal information, and ultimately you provide your personal information to us at your own risk. THK has specified the personal information policy below as a fundamental principal of our company's management, and are working hard to ensure the information security of personal information:

  1. As well as complying with privacy laws and regulations in each applicable jurisdiction, the Act concerning Protection of Personal Information (Law No. 57, 2003); the guidelines set down by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; and the Tokyo Municipal Government's Personal Information Protection Act, THK has formulated its own "Personal Information Protection Provisions" in recognition of the importance of protecting the privacy of its employees and other parties. THK strictly adheres to these provisions and revisions and improvements are made on an ongoing basis.
  2. THK is setting up a personal information protection regime that takes into account the nature and scale of the business conducted by each of its divisions, and handles the collection, use, supply (including outsourcing), disclosure, correction, discontinuance of use and deletion of personal information appropriately in accordance with the designated rules.
  3. To assure the accuracy and reliability of personal information, THK will put in place safety measures that include information security provisions, and will endeavor to prevent improper access to personal information as well as the loss, destruction, falsification or leakage of personal information.

Mergers and Acquisitions 

Circumstances may arise where, whether for strategic or other business reasons, THK decides to sell, buy, merge or otherwise reorganize businesses in some countries, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information. Such a transaction may involve the disclosure of personal information to prospective or actual purchasers, or receiving it from sellers. It is THK’s practice to seek appropriate protection for information in these types of transactions. 

Service Quality Monitoring 

Certain Web transactions may also involve you calling us or our calling you. Please be aware that it is general practice to monitor and in some cases record such calls for staff training or quality assurance purposes.

Blogs

Our Web site offers publicly accessible blogs. You should be aware that any information you provide in these areas might be read, collected, and used by others who access them.

Web Beacons:
Web pages may contain electronic images (called a "single-pixel GIF" or "web beacon") that allow a web site to count users who have visited that page or to access certain cookies. We use web beacons to track the effectiveness of an email campaign and to transfer an individual’s unique user identification (often in the form of a cookie) and associate your updated information into our database.  Our practice is to include web beacons in HTML-formatted email messages (messages that include graphics) that we send directly or through third parties in order to determine, among many other items, which email messages were opened and to note whether a message was acted upon. In general, any electronic image viewed as part of a web page, including an ad banner, can act as a web beacon.

New Technology:
Since the use of new technology including cookies, web beacons, and other technology is rapidly evolving, as is our use of new and evolving technology, we may change or use additional or new technology from time to time. You are encouraged to visit this page for any updates regarding these new technologies.

No Information Collected from Minors:
MINORS UNDER THE AGE OF 13 SHOULD NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION (“PII”) AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION, INCLUDING THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS, TO THK. THK ALSO DOES NOT KNOWINGLY ACCEPT PII AND/OR OTHER DATA FROM ANY SUCH USERS OF ITS WEBSITES AND/OR ANY THIRD PARTIES.  IF WE LEARN THAT WE HAVE COLLECTED OR RECEIVED PII AND/OR OTHER INFORMATION FROM ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 13, WE WILL DELETE THAT INFORMATION.

Use of Cookies

This web site may contain pages utilizing a technology called cookies. By using cookies, it is possible to identify a user’s computer, but will not identify or collect the user’s personal information. Most browsers will allow you to turn off cookies by changing the preference, however, there is a possibility that you will not be able to use all or a part of our services offered on this web site.

Opt Out

If you no longer wish to receive materials from us or want your personal information removed from THK’s database, please contact us at marketing@thk.com . Alternatively, when you receive materials from us by email or other communications, you can make use of the "opt out" provision in such communications so that we know that you no longer wish to receive such materials from us.

Revisions to Privacy Policy

The Internet and the benefits it offers are evolving rapidly, as are the ways in which people use the Internet and the laws surrounding such use. THK therefore reserves the right to update and revise this Privacy Policy at any time. You can determine if this Privacy Policy has been revised by referring to the "Last Updated" below this page, or if you send us an email at marketing@thk.com .

Link to Other Sites

This web site may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not and cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites and that this Privacy Policy applies solely to the information, which we collect through this web site. We encourage you to ensure that you read privacy statement of all the destination sites, which you visit.

Data Retention

We will retain your information for as long as your account is active or as needed to provide you services. If you wish to cancel your account or request that we no longer use your information to provide you services contact us at marketing@thk.com. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements.

Accessing Your Information

For many of our services, we provide mechanisms for you to update your personal information. You may access and update your personal information by logging into your accounts on any applications to which you’ve been granted access. You are responsible for updating your personal information.

California Residents: Your California Privacy Rights

Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to request from a business, with whom the California resident has an established business relationship, certain information with respect to the types of personal information the business shares with third-parties for direct marketing purposes by such third party and the identities of the third parties with whom the business has shared such information during the immediately preceding calendar year.

To request a copy of the information disclosure provided by THK pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, please contact us at marketing@thk.com .

Contact Information:
If you have any questions regarding this policy, or would like to receive a physical copy of this policy, please contact:

THK America, Inc. Attn : THK Privacy
200 E. Commerce Dr. Schaumburg, IL 60173
Phone: 847-310-1111
Email: marketing@thk.com