Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

Kyowa Kirin Co., Ltd. (“Kyowa Kirin”) commits to protect your privacy and personal information subject to the provisions of this Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement explains our privacy policy with respect to certain personal information in our website (“Kyowa Kirin's website” (hereafter, this website)).

1. Collection and Use of Personal Information

(1) Personal Information

“Personal Information” herein means your personal information which contains identifiable data, such as name, date of birth, home address, ID number, telephone number, e-mail address, portrait or voice, and which can be preserved by means of computer media, document, or all sorts of informational devices.

(2) Collection and Use of Personal Information

To enable Kyowa Kirin to provide you with any information about our products and services, you may be asked to provide your Personal Information to Kyowa Kirin. In such case, Kyowa Kirin will show you the purpose of such collection and use of your Personal Information, and should Kyowa Kirin have to use your Personal Information beyond such purpose, Kyowa Kirin will inform you of the new purpose beforehand.
In any case, you are able to decline to provide your Personal Information to Kyowa Kirin. However, in that case you should be aware that Kyowa Kirin cannot provide you any of our services.
If you do not want to provide your personal information, you are able to refuse to provide it. However, in that case we cannot provide some of the services which need personal information properly.

(3) Disclosure to Business Contractors or Subsidiaries

Should our business contractors or subsidiaries entered into certain confidentiality agreement with Kyowa Kirin need your Personal Information to carry out the business activities related to the operation of this website, Kyowa Kirin may disclose such Personal Information to such business contractors or subsidiaries. Kyowa Kirin's business contractors or subsidiaries may directly respond to your inquiry if such ways deem appropriate.

(4) Others

a. Statistical Processing
Kyowa Kirin may collect certain information about your visit, such as the date and time of your access to Kyowa Kirin's Website, for the purpose of improvement of this website. Such information will be statistically analyzed and compiled, but no Personal Information will be included therein.
b. About cookies
This website and related services operated by us use cookies.
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    What are cookies?
    A cookie is a small piece of data (text file) that a website – when visited by a user – asks your browser to store on your device in order to remember information about you, such as your language preference or login information. Those cookies are set by us and called first-party cookies. We also use third-party cookies – which are cookies from a domain different than the domain of the website you are visiting – for our advertising and marketing efforts. More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:
    • Strictly Necessary Cookies
      These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems. They are usually only set in response to actions made by you which amount to a request for services, such as setting your privacy preferences, logging in or filling in forms. You can set your browser to block or alert you about these cookies, but some parts of the site will not then work. These cookies do not store any personally identifiable information.
    • Performance Cookies
      These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources so we can measure and improve the performance of this website. They help us to know which pages are the most and least popular and see how visitors move around the site. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. If you do not allow these cookies we will not know when you have visited this website and will not be able to monitor its performance.
    • Functional Cookies
      These cookies enable the website to provide enhanced functionality and personalisation. They may be set by us or by third party providers whose services we have added to our pages. If you do not allow these cookies, then some or all of these services may not function properly.
    • Targeting Cookies
      These cookies may be set through this website by our advertising partners. They may be used by those companies to build a profile of your interests and show you relevant adverts on other sites. They do not store directly personal information but are based on uniquely identifying your browser and internet device. If you do not allow these cookies, you will experience less targeted advertising.
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    With whom we share information
    Kyowa Kirin share information collected through the use of cookies with technology, hosting and data analytics providers who help us obtain information about your browsing habits and manage this website and content.
    For example, information collected from Google Analytics is transmitted to Google for the purpose of evaluating your use of this website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
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    Your choices
    This website uses a cookie control system allowing you to accept or reject the use of non-essential cookies on your computer/device.
    Information captured through cookies is stored for a certain retention period. However, you can eliminate these cookies any time before the expiration date through your browser settings as follows:
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2. Disclosure of Personal Information

Unless otherwise stipulated herein, Kyowa Kirin will not disclose any Personal Information to any third party without your prior consent. However, Kyowa Kirin may disclose your Personal Information without your consent when cooperating with requests or orders from any judicial, administrative, governmental or other public agencies or bodies, or when acting in accordance with any applicable laws or regulations.

3. Control and Security of Personal Information

(1) Control System

As for control of your Personal Information, Kyowa Kirin will assign one or more person(s) in charge for the control and security of your Personal Information, and keep all of your Personal Information under strictly controlled and secured environment. Kyowa Kirin will take necessary and appropriate measures to prevent all of your Personal Information from not only leakage, but also unauthorized outside access.

(2) SSL

Kyowa Kirin use SSL (Secure Socket Layer: an industry-standard security function that encrypts and transmits information online) to ensure that personally identifiable information that you send to Kyowa Kirin through the Internet should be kept secured.

4. Links

Kyowa Kirin will not be liable or responsible for any losses, expenses or damages in relation to any Personal Information in any third party's web site(s) linked to or from this Kyowa Kirin Web Site. Kyowa Kirin recommends you confirm each privacy statement on such third party's web site(s).

5. What this Privacy Statement Covers

This Privacy Statement describes our privacy policy for handling your Personal Information on this website. You should be aware that this Privacy Statement does not apply to any third party's web site(s), including without limitation, any web site(s) of our subsidiaries.

6. Changes to this Privacy Statement

Kyowa Kirin may, at any time, update, review and revise this Privacy Statement for the protection of your Personal Information more effective, or in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations. Notifications of all such changes will be given on this page.