Privacy

Privacy policy

The Company recognizes protection of the interests and personal information of individuals as an important responsibility and will adhere to the policy set out below when acquiring, using, managing and otherwise handling personal information in connection with its business operations.

  1. The Company will handle personal information properly in compliance with applicable laws, regulations and guidelines and in compliance with its own internal rules setting out the handling of internal rules for the protection of personal information.
  2. The Company will only acquire personal information by legitimate means.
  3. The Company will specify the purpose of use of personal information to the extent possible and will promptly inform you of the purpose of use, except in cases where the purpose of use is announced or publicized in advance. The Company will use your personal information only to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use.
  4. The Company will obtain your consent before disclosing your personal data to any third party or will ensure that that necessary details of such disclosure are readily accessible to you. If the Company shares your personal data, it will inform you who it is sharing your personal data with and for what purpose or will ensure that that necessary details of such disclosure are readily accessible to you. If the Company entrusts a third party to handle your personal data, it will take appropriate steps to ensure that your personal data is managed securely.
  5. The Company will provide education and training to its officers, employees and others to raise awareness of its privacy policy and internal rules.
  6. The Company will establish organizations and a framework of responsibility to properly manage personal data and will also audit implementation status in a timely manner and make improvements without delay where necessary. The Company will also introduce appropriate security measures to prevent the leak or loss of personal data and destroy or delete, without delay, any personal data which it no longer needs to use. In the event of a leak or other information incident, the Company will promptly take steps to rectify the situation.
  7. The Company will endeavor to ensure the accuracy of personal data and with establish a point of contact for dealing appropriately with complaints related to personal information or requests for disclosure, correction, or cessation of use of your personal data.

The Company will review this policy as appropriate and seek to improve it on an ongoing basis.

Established October 3, 2011
Revised December 1, 2015
Revised April 1, 2019
Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd.
Akira, Uehara, Chief Executive Officer

Publication of matters related to personal information

Revised April 1, 2019

  1. Name of business operator handling personal information: Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd.
  2. The purposes of use of personal information for which the Company acquires personal information that are not associated with performance of its business activities are as shown below:
    1. (1)Personal information about pharmacies, drug stores, wholesalers and others who sell drugs, medical devices, quasi drugs or other products (“products of subsidiaries and associated companies”) manufactured or sold by companies (subsidiaries and associated companies) belonging to the Taisho Pharmaceutical Group, which consists of the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies, as well as doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other medical professionals
      To manage and support subsidiaries and associated companies in relation to the operations shown below
      1. (a)Transactions involving products of subsidiaries and associated companies and acts related thereto, as well as the provision, gathering, use and management of information relating to product quality, safety and efficacy, information relating to their appropriate use, and selling method, management method and market information and notification or reporting of such information to research groups, seminar groups, etc.
      2. (b)Requests for clinical trials or post-marketing safety management/ surveillance and the implementation, use or management thereof
      3. (c)Provision, gathering, use or management of information about fields such as medicine and pharmacology and other scientific information
      4. (d)Notifications, reports or applications to government and other public agencies, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan and other relevant organizations
      5. (e)Authentication of members of websites for medical professionals and contact with members
    2. (2)Personal information about those who use the Company’s Corporate Communication Department, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s Customer Hotline and Medical Information Center as well as other contact points of the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies
      For the Company’s operations described in (a) below and to manage and support the following operations from (a) through (c) of subsidiaries and associated companies
      1. (a)For inquiries, investigations, reports, use and management in relation to interviews, consultations or contact received
      2. (b)Contact with, supply to, use and management of manufacturers, sellers, medical professionals and others in relation to the quality, safety and efficacy of the products of subsidiaries and associated companies and
      3. (c)Applications, notifications and reports to government and other public agencies, the National Consumer Affairs Center of Japan and other relevant organizations about the quality, safety and efficacy of the products of subsidiaries and associates
    3. (3)Personal information about those who response to various campaigns and questionnaire surveys conducted by the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies or register with their websites
      For management and support in relation to operations such as inquiries, investigations, reports, management and provision of benefits, etc. with respect to such campaigns and questionnaire surveys conducted by the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies as well as matters required for website registration
    4. (4)Personal information about users of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s mail order operations For management and support in relation to the operations of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. shown below
      1. (a)Confirmation of orders and dispatch of products
      2. (b)After-sales service in relation to products
      3. (c)Dispatch of product catalogues and direct mail, and announcements about new products and services
      4. (d)Requests for cooperation with questionnaire surveys
      5. (e)Gathering information and making contact about the quality, safety and efficacy of products and reporting such information to the government and other public agencies, medical organizations and others
    5. (5)Personal information about shareholders (on condition that this is in accordance with the Company’s guidelines on the inspection, copying and other handling of documents required to be kept by law)
      1. (a)For the exercise of rights and fulfilment of duties provided for in the Companies Act as well as for the provision of benefits to shareholders
      2. (b)To implement various measures to build good relationships with shareholders and to manage shareholders by, for example, creating data about shareholders based on prescribed standards pursuant to relevant laws and regulations
    6. (6)Personal information about those who apply for a job with the Company or its subsidiaries and associated companies
      For the following operations of the Company and to manage and support subsidiaries and associated companies in relation to the operations show below
      1. (a)Provision of information about recruitment and selection
      2. (b)Recruitment and selection
      3. (c)Contact about selection results
      4. (d)Contact about procedures for joining the company
    7. (7)Personal information about employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies
      For the following operations of the Company and to manage and support subsidiaries and associated companies in relation to the operations show below
      1. (a)Management and use for work, career changes, payroll, personnel affairs, evaluation, skills development, meetings, training, guidance, employees’ welfare benefits, health and safety and execution of other business
      2. (b)Meetings and contact with labor unions, health insurance associations, corporate pension plans, employee stock ownership plans, mutual relief associations and associated companies and training and management in relation thereto
      3. (c)Applications, registrations and reports to the government and other public agencies
  3. The Company will share personal data with the companies and others listed below.
    1. (1)
      Items of personal data shared (i) Trade name, name, address and telephone number of pharmacies, drug stores, wholesalers and other persons who sell the products of subsidiaries and associated companies and (ii) doctors, dentists, pharmacists and other medical professionals
      Scope of parties with which data is shared With respect to (i) above, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Okinawa Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
      With respect to (ii) above, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and Taisho Pharma Co., Ltd.
      Purpose of use For achievement of the purposes described in 2. (1) of Purposes of Use above
      Persons responsible for managing personal data Relevant subsidiaries and associated companies
    2. (2)
      Items of personal data shared Name, address and telephone number of users of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s Customer Hotline and Medical Information Center
      Scope of parties with which data is shared The Company’s subsidiaries and associated companies
      Purpose of use For achievement of the purposes described in 2. (2) of Purposes of Use above
      Persons responsible for managing personal data Relevant subsidiaries and associated companies
    3. (3)
      Items of personal data shared Name, address and telephone number of persons who respond to campaigns and questionnaire surveys
      Scope of parties with which data is shared The Company’s subsidiaries and associated companies
      Purpose of use For achievement of the purposes described in 2. (3) of Purposes of Use above
      Persons responsible for managing personal data The Company and the relevant subsidiaries and associated companies running the campaign, etc.
    4. (4)
      Items of personal data shared Name, address and telephone number of users of Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.’s mail order operations
      Scope of parties with which data is shared The Company’s subsidiaries and associated companies
      Purpose of use For achievement of the purposes described in 2. (4) of Purposes of Use above
      Persons responsible for managing personal data Taisho Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    5. (5)
      Items of personal data shared Name, date of birth, address, telephone number, e-mail address, education and employment history, qualifications, motivation and other information provided by those applying for a job at the Company or its subsidiaries and associated companies
      Scope of parties with which data is shared The Company’s subsidiaries and associated companies
      Purpose of use For achievement of the purposes described in 2. (6) of Purposes of Use above
      Persons responsible for managing personal data The Company and subsidiaries and associated companies that received the information from the job applicants
    6. (6)
      Items of personal data shared Personal information of employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies consisting of 1. name, gender, date of birth, address, postal code, telephone number, employee number, etc., department, individual’s duties or sales area, position, internal e-mail address, mobile telephone number, date of entering the company, date of leaving the company, necessary information about the individual’s family members, 2. salary, and 3. other assessment of individual’s performance
      Scope of parties with which data is shared (i)The Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies
      (ii) Health insurance associations, corporate pension plans ( excluding 3. In Items of Personal Data Shared above)
      (iii) Labor unions, mutual aid associations, Taisho Pharmaceutical Group Employee’s Stock Ownership Plan (excluding 2. and 3. in Items of Personal Data Shared above)
      Purpose of use Sharing with (i) for management and use for work, career changes, payroll, personnel affairs, evaluation, skills development, meetings, training, guidance, employees’ welfare benefits, health and safety and execution of other business
      Sharing with (ii) for payment of monies, etc., analysis and inquiries, sending of information and documentation, and management and use for meetings, training, employees’ welfare benefits, health and safety and execution of other business
      Sharing with (iii) for management and use for work, career changes, skills development, meetings, training, employees’ welfare benefits, health and safety and execution of other business, etc.
      Persons responsible for managing personal data The Company and its subsidiaries and associated companies that employee such employees
  4. Procedure for making requests to the Company about the personal data it holds and point of contact for inquiries and complaints relating to personal information

    Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd.'s Point of Contact for Personal Information Inquiries
    Email: privacyoffice@taisho.co.jp

    These matters relating to personal information will be reviewed as appropriate.