Privacy Policy

Website Privacy Policy

Toyota Boshoku and its group companies (hereafter referred to as the "Company") regards the protection of your privacy as an issue of the utmost importance. The Company operates the "toyota-boshoku.com" and "toyota-boshoku.co.jp" websites (hereafter referred to as "the websites"). This page explains our policy with respect to personal information to help you understand how we collect, use and store your personal information.

Personal information provided voluntarily by customers

Any user can view the websites freely without having to reveal any personal information. However, we may ask you to provide personal information to the extent necessary when you send us an inquiry or request information materials. The personal information of individuals that we obtain through the inquiry form shall be handled in accordance with the personal information protection policy stipulated below.

IP address, cookies and web beacon

In order to manage the websites, the Company collects information on the IP address used when the computer that a user is using connects to the Internet.
We only use the IP addresses collected through the websites to ensure the appropriate and secure management and operation of the websites' services. In addition to preventing unauthorised access, the collection of IP addresses enables quick identification of the cause and restoration of normal operations in the event of a failure of the websites. We do not use or disclose IP addresses in connection with individuals' personal information.
While we collect information on how you use the websites' services, we preserve the anonymity of individual users in the use or disclosure of this information. However, when we deem it necessary for the protection of the websites or of its users, we may implement measures by using IP addresses to identify individuals.

The Company uses cookies and Web beacon technologies to trace the route followed by users to access the websites, to record users' activities on the websites, and to assess and improve the design for the benefit of users.
The Company does not, however, use cookies and Web beacon technologies to record information concerning individual users, and consequently no information on specific users is stored or used.
Users have the option of adjusting their browser settings to refuse cookies or alert them when cookies are sent.

SSL security

We use SSL (Secure Socket Layer: an industry-standard security function that encrypts and transmits information online) to ensure that personal information sent from individuals via the websites is kept secure. Using an SSL compatible browser ensures that the your personal information sent and received is encrypted automatically.

Purpose of use of personal information

The various pages in the websites for registering personal information include reasons why each item of personal information is required.
The Company does not use the personal information that you register through the websites' pages for any purposes other than those stated in the respective pages.

Disclosure and provision of information to third parties

The Company does not disclose personal information to third parties without prior consent of the concerned individual except as indicated below. However, personal information of the said person may be provided to a third party without prior consent in the following cases:

  1. In cases where a response by one of Toyota Boshoku's subsidiaries, distributors or dealers is determined to be more appropriate
  2. In cases where the forwarding of a document requested by a concerned individual has been subcontracted to a third party with whom Toyota Boshoku has concluded a confidentiality agreement
  3. In cases where required to do so by law
  4. In cases where obtaining the consent of the concerned individual or individuals is difficult, but such action is necessary to ensure protection against the loss of human life, personal injury or damage to assets
  5. In cases where obtaining the consent of the concerned individual or individuals would constitute a hindrance in the lawful execution of the responsibilities of an agency of the national government, an agency of a municipal government, or an organisation contracted by such agencies to carry out such responsibilities

Management of personal information

The Company implements strict data management practices to ensure that personal information provided by users via the websites is not lost or damaged. Also, the Company undertakes stringent data security measures. Users' personal information is stored in an environment that can only be accessed by the managers of the websites, and the Company ensures that such information is not leaked to third parties or tampered with by outside parties.
When outsourcing work related to the operation of the websites and to the use or management of customers' personal information, the Company carries out rigorous monitoring and management of the commissioned companies' handling of personal information.

Users' responsibility

The websites contain links to third-party websites. Please check respective policies with regard to the handling of personal information on those websites.
Users are responsible for their use of the websites. The Company does not assume any responsibility whatsoever for any damages arising from the use of various types of information that have been obtained by using users' personal information from other websites that have links in the websites.

The Company may review and revise the above policies as deemed appropriate. Notification of all such revisions will be given on this page.