We (“Gakken” or “we”), hereby make an “announcement” of the following matters pursuant to the provisions of the Act on the Protection of Personal Information (“Act”). (The following matters include those which are legally required to “be put into a state where the principal can know (including those cases where a response will be made at a principal’s request without delay).”)
If we directly receive personal information from our customer (“you”) in writing (including on the Internet), we will explicitly inform you of the purposes of use in each case (Article 21.2 of the Act).
If we otherwise but directly receive or indirectly obtain information, we will handle such personal information within the scope of the limitation of the following purposes of use (Article 21.1 of the Act).
Gakken discloses the following matters in acquiring personal data owned by customers.
|1. Name and address of the company handling personal information and name of representative
|Gakken Products Support Co., Ltd.
2-11-8 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Yoshinobu Adachi, Representative Director
|2. Purposes of the use of all retained personal data (except for the cases applicable to conditions for exemption in Article 21.4 of the Act)
|Refer to 2. (2).
|3. Procedures for requests for notification, disclosure and modification, etc. of the purposes of use, suspension of use, etc. and suspension of provision to third parties
|Refer to 4. Matters Related to the Procedures, Etc., to Respond to “Request for Disclosure, Etc.” (Article 37 of the Act).
|4. Matters required to ensure proper handling of retained personal data other than those stated in the preceding three items
|Refer to 2. (3).
Refer to 5. Matters Regarding Contact Point for “Complaint” Handling (Article 32.1 (iv) of the Act).
Our “purposes of use” of “retained personal data” are as follows. We will inform you whenever such data is collected for other purposes.
Gakken has taken the following measures for the proper handling of personal information.
We will properly manage any personal information that we receive from you and will not provide any third party with such information without obtaining your prior consent except cases where:
There is a need to cooperate with a central government organization or a local government or a person engaged by such organization or government in performing affairs prescribed by laws or regulations, and if the principal’s consent is obtained, there would be a likelihood of impeding the proper execution of said affairs.
In the case where we use personal data jointly with our affiliates, we will inform you of the fact that the data is used jointly with our affiliates, types of data that are jointly used, scope of joint users, purposes of use by the users and the name and address of the entity responsible for the management of the personal data and the name of its representative, or will post such information on the website.
In the case where personal data is provided to a third party after obtaining the customer’s prior consent, we will record the date when the personal data is provided, name and address of the third party and the name of its representative, name of the principal, types of provided personal data and the consent of the principal in writing or by an electromagnetic recording method (hereinafter referred to as the “records of third party provision”).
We will respond to a request by the principal or his/her representative / attorney, for the disclosure of, corrections to, additions to, deletion of or suspension of use of retained personal data or records of third party provision or suspension of provision thereof to third parties (hereinafter referred to as the “request for disclosure, etc.”) as follows.
The principal or his/her representative / attorney making a “request for disclosure, etc.” is required to identify information that will be subject thereto.
Information within “retained personal data” that will be subject to “request for disclosure, etc.” includes:
* Please kindly note that the above items of retained personal data are not necessarily fully kept by us. Any or some of them may not be kept by us.
Please send the request for disclosure, etc. to the following address.
Mail to: Gakken Group Customer Center
2-11-8 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8510
When you make a “request for disclosure, etc.,” please download the application form (for more details, please see “A” below); fill the application form; and send it to the address specified in 4. (2) together with any of the identification documents (for more details, please see “B” below).
We would appreciate it if you could state in red letters on the envelope that “Disclosure request application form is enclosed”.
One copy of the driving license, passport or any other documentation issued by a public agency
If a representative or attorney acting on behalf of the principal (i.e., legal representative for a minor or adult ward or attorney acting on his/her client’s behalf) files an application form for “request for disclosure, etc.,” such representative or attorney is required to enclose the following documents (for more details, please see A and B below) in addition to the documents specified in (3) above.
* Please note that if the amount of the enclosed postage stamps is not enough to cover the fee or no postage stamps are enclosed, we will inform the applicant of the situation. If the applicant fails to pay the fee within the period subsequently specified by us, we would assume that no request for disclosure, etc. is made.
We will send a response in writing or by electromagnetic means to the address specified in the application form sent by the applicant.
We will handle personal information that we receive in connection with “request for disclosure, etc.” within the scope necessary for such request. We will keep such documents we received, for two years after we respond to the “request for disclosure, etc.,” and we will dispose of such documents subsequently.
We will not comply with your request to disclose retained personal data if any of the following applies. When we decide not to disclose retained personal data, we will inform you of our decision with the reason. Please note that even if we decide not to disclose, we will charge you the prescribed fee.
We will accept your complaint regarding the handling of personal information as stated below:
Address: Gakken Group Customer Center
2-11-8 Nishigotanda, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 141-8510
Please kindly note that we cannot accept your complaint by phone or through personal visit.