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Safeguarding Personal Information
IKO NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD.

Safeguarding Personal Information
Please read "Handling Personal Information" below ("Terms of Use" hereinafter) before using this website. Use the website only if you agree to these Terms of Use. NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD., and its affiliates reserve the right to modify these Terms of Use without advance notice. Should this occur, we will post the revised Terms of Use on the website. Please look for updated content.
Policy on Safeguarding Personal Information
NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD., and its affiliates ("IKO Group" hereinafter) recognize the importance of safeguarding personal information and regard the appropriate management of personal information as one of our social responsibilities. We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations governing the handling of personal information and strive to safeguard personal information in accordance with the following policy.
1. Acquisition, Use, and Provision of Personal Information
  • The IKO Group will acquire personal information by fair and lawful means. Unless otherwise specified in laws and regulations, we will use the personal information only to the extent necessary for the performance of our business operations within the scope of use indicated at the time of acquisition thereof or previously announced.
  • Where we use personal information jointly with third parties or entrust the handling of personal information to third parties, we will assess the relevant third party with diligent care and exercise due supervision to ensure that such third parties comply with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Unless otherwise specified in laws and regulations, the IKO Group will not provide personal information to third parties without the prior consent of the individual in question.
2. Strage of Personal Information
  • The IKO Group maintains the accuracy of the personal information it manages and will store such information appropriately, taking all due information security measures to prevent any loss, destruction, tampering, or leakage thereof.
3. Disclosing, Correcting, Discontinuing Use of, or Deleting Personal Information
  • The IKO Group recognizes the rights of individuals to demand the disclosure, correction, discontinuance of use, or deletion of their personal information. If so requested, the IKO Group will comply promptly and in good faith with such requests.
4. Organization and Controls
  • To ensure the appropriate management of personal information in daily business operations, the IKO Group will establish an internal control system suitable for the company's internal business organizations and instruct employees and other personnel in methods of protecting and managing personal information.
5. Establishing, Implementing, Maintaining, and Improving Internal Rules and Regulations on Safeguarding Personal Information
  • To implement and maintain this policy, the IKO Group will establish internal rules and regulations on safeguarding personal information and ensure that all employees and other personnel are thoroughly familiar with such rules and regulations.
  • The IKO Group will review this policy and the internal rules and regulations as necessary to maintain the effectiveness of the control.
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Handling Personal Information
Against the backdrop of increasingly sophisticated information society, NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD. ("Company" hereinafter), recognizes the importance of your personal information and will engage as follows:
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1 Acquiring Personal Information
The Company will acquire personal information only after specifying the purpose(s) of use, within the scope of our legitimate business activities. Should the Company acquire personal information contained in a document from you directly, we will clearly indicate the purpose of use on each occasion on which we acquire such information. If the Company acquires personal information indicated on a business card offered to us or provided in exchange or otherwise directly or indirectly acquires personal information, the Company will use the personal information within the scope specified in the Purposes of Use of Personal Information below.
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2 Purposes of Use of Personal Information
Unless otherwise specified in laws and regulations, the Company will not use personal information for any purpose other than the purposes disclosed to you or to which you have consented. These purposes of use are described below.
1) When necessary to engage in business activities with you during the course of our operations, including applications for business transactions, confirmations and reviews thereof, and performance of executed contracts.
2) To send catalogs, brochures, and other documents or to provide information on products and goods.
3) To notify you of services, exhibitions, or other events or offerings and to confirm participation and/or report the results thereof.
4) To solicit views, process requests and respond to inquiries.
5) In addition to the foregoing items, to ensure the smooth and appropriate implementation of our business operations.
6) For joint use within the IKO Group, to the extent necessary for the above-mentioned purposes of use or to provide personal information to a service provider to whom business operations are entrusted.
*When necessary for all business activities, a portion of our business operations may be entrusted to others. If handling of personal information is entrusted to a third party, we will assess the third party in question with diligent care, conclude an agreement concerning the handling of the personal information, and exercise due oversight to ensure such third party takes all due measures to safeguard the confidentiality of such information.
7) When the provision of personal information is required by laws or regulations.
8) For any other purpose after obtaining your consent
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3 Joint Use
We may provide personal information (including your name, address, telephone number and email address) within the IKO Group to the extent necessary within the Purposes of Use of Personal Information specified in the preceding paragraph, including provision of information regarding products, goods, and services. In such cases of joint use, the Company shall retain responsibility for control.

Entities with which information may be used jointly:
No. (Place of head office) Company name
1 Japan (Aichi Prefecture) NIPPON DIC CO., LTD.
2 Japan (Tokyo) HASSEI SHOKAI CO., LTD.
3 Japan (Gifu Prefecture) GOKURAKUJI KOSAN CO., LTD.
4 Japan (Mie Prefecture) SHINMIE SEIKO CO., LTD.
5 Japan (Mie Prefecture) NAGAHARA SEIKO CO., LTD.
6 U.S.A. (New Jersey) IKO INTERNATIONAL, INC.
7 The Netherlands (Rotterdam) NIPPON THOMPSON EUROPE B. V.
8 China (Shanghai) IKO-THOMPSON (SHANGHAI) LTD.
9 Thailand (Bangkok) IKO THOMPSON ASIA CO., LTD.
10 South Korea (Seoul) IKO THOMPSON KOREA CO., LTD.
11 Brazil (Sao Paulo) IKO BRASIL SERVICOS EMPRESARIAIS LTDA.
12 Canada (Ontario) IKO THOMPSON BEARINGS CANADA, INC.
13 Vietnam (Haiphong) IKO THOMPSON VIETNAM CO., LTD
14 China (Shanghai) UBC (SHANGHAI) PRECISION BEARING MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
15 China (Changshu City, Jiagsu Province) UBC (SUZHOU) BEARING CO., LTD.
(Excerpt from List of Companies in the NIPPON THOMPSON Group)
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4 Provision to Third Parties
The Company will not disclose or provide personal information to third parties without prior consent, except in the following cases:
1) Provision of personal information is required under laws or regulations.
2) Provision of personal information is necessary to protect human life, health, or property and where obtaining consent is difficult.
3) Provision of personal information is necessary for the specific purpose of improving public health or promoting healthy development of children and where obtaining consent is difficult.
4) Provision of personal information is compelled by the authority of a governmental agency or local public agency or an official working as specified in laws and regulations on behalf of such authorities and where obtaining consent is likely to interfere with such purpose.
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5 Provision Overseas
Should the Company wish to provide personal information to third parties or to Company group companies across national borders, we will confirm laws, regulations, and other requirements concerning cross-border transfer of personal information and comply with all applicable laws, regulations, and other requirements.
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6 Procedures Concerning Requests to Disclose, Correct, or Delete Personal Information
The Company recognizes that you have the right to demand the disclosure, correction, discontinuance of use, or deletion of your personal information. If so requested, the Company will comply with such requests unless otherwise specified in laws and regulations.
1) If you wish to apply for disclosure or other action concerning personal information, please send the sealed letter provided your name, address and your application contents therein along with the document(s) verifying your identity to the address below.
Mailing address:
To the representative responsible for safeguarding and managing personal information at NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD.
7-17, Shiba 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0014
2) The Company will send a written response to the address indicated by the applicant.
3) Personal information acquired in relation to the application for the disclosure or other action concerning personal information will be handled only to the extent necessary for the application.
4) Nondisclosure of retained personal information
In the following cases, the Company will not disclose retained personal information. If the decision is made not to disclose retained personal information, the Company will notify you thereof, along with an explanation.
  • The materials required to verify your identity are insufficient or inconsistent with respect to the indicated address, address described in the document submitted for identity verification, or address registered with the Company.
  • The subject of your application is not personal information retained by the Company.
  • Disclosure is likely to harm your life, health, property, or other rights or interests or those of other parties.
  • Disclosure is likely to seriously interfere with the Company's undertaking of its business operations.
  • Disclosure may result in violation of other laws and regulations.
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7 About Cookies, Google Analytics, etc. on our website
The Company will comply with the above-mentioned policies with respect to personal information provided by you and use such personal information to improve the services provided to you.
We will also collect information on your usage history and other information in the form of an access log on this website.
1) Use of cookies
This website uses various methods, including cookies and analytical tools, to identify your terminal and your usage history. This information does not include information that can be used to identify you personally.
If you do not accept our use of cookies, please change your browser settings to disable cookies. Note that doing so may prevent access to certain website services.
2) Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics to collect and analyze access logs to improve user convenience and the website. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect logged information stripped of personally identifying information. Please refer to the following for more information, including the Terms of Service of Google Analytics and the corresponding Privacy Policy:

Terms of Service of Google Analytics
http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/jp.html
Google Privacy Policy
http://www.google.com/intl/ja/policies/privacy/

The Company shall accept no liability for damages arising from the use of Google Analytics.
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8 Contact Information for Inquiries on Personal Information
If you have any concerns or inquiries with regard to personal information retained by the Company, please contact the following representative at the address/contact information indicated below.
Mailing address
To the representative responsible for safeguarding and managing personal information at NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD.
7-17, Shiba 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 105-0014
Telephone: 03-3448-5811
*Telephone inquiries are accepted on weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
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