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Personal Information Protection Policy

The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University and BIKEN Co., Ltd. (hereinafter, the “BIKEN Group”) fully understand the importance of personal information protection, and shall comply with laws and regulations, and other norms regarding personal information, and shall strive for appropriate handling and safety management of personal information based on the policy below:

1. Acquisition

The BIKEN Group shall notify or disclose the purposes of use when obtaining personal information legally and fairly.

2. Use

The BIKEN Group shall use personal information for the purposes of use as notified or disclosed in advance.

3. Provision to a Third Party

The BIKEN Group shall not provide personal information to any third party unless either the owner of the personal information agrees or such provision is stipulated by laws and regulations.

4. Management

The BIKEN Group shall strive to keep personal information accurate and updated for the purposes of use, and shall take appropriate safety management measures to prevent such information from being accessed illegally, lost, destroyed, modified, or leaked.

5. Disclosure, Correction, Suspension of Use, Deletion, etc.

The BIKEN Group shall, upon request or inquiry for disclosure, correction, suspension of use, deletion, or any other handling of personal information by the owner of such information, take appropriate measures in accordance with laws and regulations.

6. Organizational and Management Structure

The BIKEN Group shall select a manger for personal information protection, who will provide training to employees handling personal information and supervise such training appropriately to conduct thoroughgoing personal information protection.

7. Continuous Revision

The BIKEN Group shall review this policy as needed and continuously revise it to promote the appropriate handling of personal information.

Important Matters on Handling of Personal Information by the BIKEN Group

1. Name of Organization Handling Personal information

The Research Foundation for Microbial Diseases of Osaka University and BIKEN Co., Ltd.

2. Purposes of Use of Personal Information and Retained Personal Data

For the purposes of use of personal information obtained by the BIKEN Group and personal data retained by the BIKEN Group, please click here.