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Initiatives for the Protection of Personal Information

JTEKT Corporation (“JTEKT”) recognizes the importance of proper handling and protection of personal information, which it defines as information has been obtained in the course of legitimate business operations and can be used to identify individual customers or business partners. To this end, we have implemented specific and detailed policies, together with educational programs for our employees about these policies, as a part of our initiatives for complying with all relevant laws and regulations.

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Handling of Personal Information

1.Utilization Purposes

JTEKT utilizes the personal information obtained properly for the purpose of providing information and communications on products (including new products; the same shall apply hereinafter), sending invitations for trade shows and exhibitions, sales activities such as negotiation on specifications and other sales terms, research and development, manufacturing, delivery, installation, after-sales services, purchasing, customer management, performance of contracts, and administrative duties, in connection with the Business Activities (as defined below).
JTEKT obtains and utilizes the personal information of our employees for the purpose of employment and human resources management.

【Business Activities】

1. The manufacture and sale of bearings and bearing parts
2. The manufacture and sale of automobile parts and other vehicle parts.
3. The manufacture, repair and sale of machine tools, industrial machines, industrial robots, automatic part assembly machines, other general machines and devices, and parts for such products.
4. The manufacture and sale of industrial heat treatment furnaces, semiconductor manufacturing heat treatment equipment and other equipment, and parts for such products.
5. The manufacture and sale of electronic control devices, measurement control devices, image processing equipment, video equipment and other electric/electronic application devices and related devices, and parts for such products.
6. The manufacture and sale of industrial seals, industrial rubber products, and industrial synthetic resin products.
7. The manufacture and sale of power transmission equipment and parts for such products.
8. The manufacture and sale of automatic precision measuring devices, analysis devices, and parts for such products
9. The manufacture and sale of elevators, balconies and other housing-related equipment and construction steel frame parts
10. Invention, research and the use of developed technology related to the above items and the manufacture and sale of related machines, apparatuses, and parts
11. The acquirement, use, and management of real estate
12. Laborer dispatch business.
13. Any other lawful businesses and the investment related thereto

2. Disclosure to Third Parties

In keeping with the importance of proper handling of personal information acquired in the course of legitimate business, JTEKT does not disclose such personal information to any third party without prior consent of the principal except as described below:

1. Cases where otherwise required by laws and regulations
2. Cases where there is a need to protect a human life, body or property, and it is difficult to obtain a principal's consent
3. Cases where there is a special need to enhance public hygiene or promote fostering healthy children, and it is difficult to obtain a principal's consent
4. Cases where there is a need to cooperate in regard to a central government organization or a local government, or a person entrusted by them performing affairs prescribed by laws and regulations, and there is a possibility that obtaining a principal's consent would interfere with the performance of the said affairs

When JTEKT subcontracts a part of its business to a subcontractor, personal information may be provided to the subcontractor within the scope necessary.

3. Joint Utilization

JTEKT jointly utilizes the personal information (name, name of company/organization the principal belongs to, title, contact information (address of the company/organization, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address)) obtained through transaction, inquiry, exhibition and other opportunities, with JTEKT group companies (which are collectively subsidiaries and affiliates, each as defined in Article 8 (3) and (5) of Japan’s Regulation on Terminology, Forms, and Preparation Methods of Financial Statements). The purpose of joint utilization is providing information of the products, sales activities such as negotiation on specifications and sales terms by JTEKT group companies.

JTEKT is responsible for controlling the joint utilization. We handle, more carefully, the personal information of customers and business partners who engage in the same business with those of JTEKT group companies.

4. Management of Personal Information

In order to prevent the loss, theft, falsification, or unauthorized use of personal information, JTEKT has implemented measures appropriate to ensuring the secure management of all personal information in accordance with both JTEKT's own internal guidelines as well as all relevant laws and regulations. JTEKT also conducts workshops, seminars, and other educational programs to ensure that JTEKT’s employees understand and conform to all applicable rules for the proper handling of personal information.

5. Inquiries

Please address any inquiries regarding the handling of personal data at JTEKT to:

JTEKT Corporation
Head Office at 1-1 Asahi-machi, Kariya, Aichi Prefecture, 448-8652, Japan
[Person in charge of Handling of Personal Information] Manager of Audit Dept.
phone +81-(0)566-25-7211  Click here to contact JTEKT by e-mail