Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Remarks:
Original version of Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation Privacy Policy is written in Japanese under the premise that it applies to individuals residing in Japan. This translation is provided only for the reference and convenience of non-Japanese residing in Japan. In case of discrepancies between Japanese version and this English version, the Japanese version shall prevail.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation and Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation are aware that personal information provided by customers is a valuable asset, and accordingly, complies with all applicable laws and regulations when handling such personal information. The Company also appropriately handles, manages, and maintains personal information in accordance with the Sony Group Privacy Policy. To ensure proper handling of valuable personal information, all officers and employees comply with internal regulations for its protection, and the Company maintains those regulations through continuous review and improvement.

Operation Commencement Date: April 1, 2016.
Amendment Date: April 1, 2022
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Terushi Shimizu
Representative Director, President and CEO
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Yoshihiro Yamaguchi
Representative Director and President
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation

Sony Group Japan - Common Corporate Privacy Policy (*)

Operation Commencement Date: April 1, 2005
Amendment Date: April 1, 2021

Each company of the Sony Group (collectively, "Sony") is willing to build an environment in which the personal information of customers is safely stored, used and handled in line with the intention of customers, as well as gaining the trust of customers, and hopes to continue to provide numerous services, under this environment, which inspire and fulfil the curiosity of each customer.

Under this policy, and in accordance with Sony's philosophy of being honest and fair, Sony has prescribed the following policy on the handling of personal information, and is working to ensure the proper handling of personal information relating to its customers that it collects.
(*) This Policy encompasses Sony Group Corporation and its subsidiaries within Japan.

Handling of Personal Information

  1. (Definition of Personal Information)

    "Personal information" in this Policy refers to information relating to an individual that includes a name, date of birth, or other description, etc., that could be used to identify a specific individual, or that includes a individual identification code. All obtained information relating to customers that does not contain information in itself by which a specific individual could be identified, but which could be used to identify a specific individual by collating it with other information, shall be regarded as "personal information" within the scope that it can be handled in combination with other information.

  2. (Compliance with Laws)

    When handling personal information, Sony shall comply with the obligations set forth in the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, various other laws and regulations relating to the protection of personal information, guidelines published by the Personal Information Protection Commission and the competent authorities, as well as to this Policy.

  3. (Use within the Scope of Utilization Purpose)

    Except where the prior consent of the individual has been obtained, or where it is permitted by law, Sony shall handle personal information only within the scope required to achieve the previously specified purpose of use, and shall take measures to achieve this.

  4. (Acquisition of Personal Information)

    Sony shall endeavour to obtain personal information after expressing in advance the items, purpose of use, and contact point for inquiries, etc., of the personal information to be handled, and after obtaining the consent of the individual.In the event that special care-required personal information such as race and creed, etc., is included in the personal information, except where permitted by law, Sony shall not acquire such personal information without the consent of the individual. When obtaining personal information from a third party, if a legal obligation to check or create records arises when receiving provision from a third party, Sony shall comply with this.

  5. (Personal Information of Customers Under the Age of 15)

    Sony shall endeavour to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to the collection, storage, and use of personal information relating to customers under the age of 15. In the event of a child having provided personal information to Sony without the consent of their parent or guardian, we ask that a parent or guardian contacts us at the address specified in this Policy.

  6. (Security Control Action)

    Sony shall endeavour to keep the content of personal information accurate, complete, and up to date within the scope of the purpose of use, shall take the necessary and appropriate secure management measures in accordance with technological standards at that point in time in order to prevent unauthorised access, leakage, tampering, loss, or damage, etc., and shall make corrections as necessary.

  7. (Supervision Over a Trustee)

    Sony, within the scope required for the achievement of the purpose of use, may entrust the handling of personal information to another Sony Group company or a third party. In such a case, the appropriate secure management measures shall be taken under the Sony Group common information security policy. In addition, with regard to the contracting of business to a third party, efforts shall be made to ensure that secure management is performed as strictly as possible in relation to the handling of personal information, such as through the execution of a contract. If a third party in a foreign country is contracted to perform business, and a legal obligation to create records arises, Sony shall comply with this.

  8. (Third Party Provision)

    Except where permitted by law, Sony shall not provide personal information to a third party without obtaining the consent of the individual. If personal information is provided to a third party, and a legal obligation to create records arises at the time of such third party provision, Sony shall comply with this.

  9. (Respond to a Demand etc. for Disclosure etc.)

    Sony shall respond appropriately to requests for the disclosure, amendment, ceasing of use (for introducing products and services, etc.), and deletion of personal information, as well as other comments and inquiries regarding the handling of personal information, based on the provisions of laws and regulations. Please contact the address of the company to which you provided information for assistance.

  10. (Strengthening of Systems, Training, Etc.)

    To ensure the appropriate handling of personal information, Sony shall endeavour to continually strengthen and improve internal systems, including reviewing this Policy, by appointing a manager for personal information, establishing internal regulations, training officers and employees, and implementing the appropriate internal audits, etc.

Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Information on public matters based on the Personal Information Protection Law

Operation Commencement Date: April 1, 2022
Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
President and CEO
Terushi Shimizu

In the "Act on the Protection of Personal Information" (hereinafter referred to as the Act), the purpose of use of personal information acquired by our company (name: Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation), which handles personal information, is specified. It is stipulated that it should be published, published, or placed in a state that the person can easily know.
We publish the following items 1 to 6 as follows (terms, etc. are the same as Sony Group Japan - Common Corporate Privacy Policy).

  1. Acquisition information: See below in Section 1 of each of I and II.

  2. Purpose of use: Purpose of use of personal information at the time of acquisition (related to Article 21, Paragraph 1 of the Law) and purpose of use of retained personal data <related to Article 32, Paragraph 1 of the Law> (hereinafter collectively referred to as "purpose of use"). See below in Sections 2 and III-3 of I and II, respectively.

  3. Joint users of personal information and business consignees (hereinafter referred to as "personal information providers") Also, if the personal information is provided to a third party in a foreign country, the personal information in the foreign country of the transfer destination Information on the protection system, etc.: The shared users will be described later in III-2. If there are outsourced companies in items I and II, they will be described later in Section 3.

  4. Matters concerning safety management measures: "Measures taken for the security management of retained personal data" stipulated in Article 8 of the "Law Enforcement Ordinance on the Protection of Personal Information". Each of I and II will be described later in Section 4.

  5. Contact information: "Contact for complaints regarding the handling of retained personal data" stipulated in Article 8 of the "Law Enforcement Ordinance on the Protection of Personal Information". Each of I and II will be described later in Section 5.

  6. Procedures for responding to requests for disclosure, etc. .: Notification of purpose of use regarding retained personal data <Article 32, Paragraph 2 of the Act>, Disclosure <Article 33, Paragraph 2 of the Act>, Correction, etc. <Article 34, Paragraph 2 of the Act>, Use Procedures for responding to inquiries regarding suspension, etc. <Article 35, Paragraph 2 of the Law> and suspension of provision to third parties <Article 35, Paragraph 4 of the Law> (hereinafter collectively referred to as "request for disclosure, etc."). See below in I-6 and II-5.

I. Providing services in the Imaging & Sensing business

  1. Ⅰ-1. Acquisition information: Name, company / organization name, industry, company / organization telephone number, country / region, e-mail address, content of inquiry, and other information acquired in connection with the provision of services.
  2. Ⅰ-2. Purpose of use: Response to consultations and other inquiries regarding our products and services
  3. Ⅰ-3. Provision of personal information: To the extent necessary to achieve the purpose of use of I-2 above, some of the information acquired in I-1 above may be provided to outsourced companies in Japan and the United States. Such outsourcers include IT service providers and data hosting providers. Please see here (Japanese) for an overview of the legal system for the protection of personal information in the country concerned. The shared users will be described later in III-2.
  4. Ⅰ-4. Matters concerning safety management measures: We have established based on industry standards and best practices such as the 27001-standard group of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the SP800 series of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). We apply the policy common to the Sony Group and take strict security measures for the personal information we acquire and hold. These measures include systematic information security management and regular reviews, regular education and training for employees, regular inventory of information assets, and implementation of physical safety management measures (employees entering and leaving the room). Management, terminal management, etc., communication encryption, strict access control, regular vulnerability management for information systems, etc. In addition, we may store some of the above I-1 acquisition information obtained from you in a data hosting provider in the United States (see I-3 "Personal Information Providers" above). In this case, we will save the above after confirming that the provider has taken necessary and appropriate measures for the safety management of information.
    In addition, we have stated the basic policy regarding the handling of personal information in Sony Group Japan - Common Corporate Privacy Policy. Please also refer to this policy for an overview of safety management measures.
  5. Ⅰ-5. Contact information
    Request for personal information disclosure, etc.
    Address: 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0075
    Device Sales Division, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Co., Ltd.
  6. Ⅰ-6. Procedures for responding to requests for disclosure, etc.
    Please contact us using this Inquiry form (Contact Us).

II. Public relations activities

  1. Ⅱ-1. Acquisition information: Name, company / organization name, industry, company / organization telephone number, country / region, e-mail address, content of inquiry, and other information acquired in connection with the provision of services.
  2. Ⅱ-2. Purpose of use: Providing information to reporters and various communications associated with public relations activities
  3. Ⅱ-3. Provision of personal information: Some information may be shared with domestic outsourcing contractors for the purpose of using Ⅱ-2 above. The shared users will be described later in III-2.
  4. Ⅱ-4. Matters concerning safety management measures: The same as those specified in I-4 "Matters concerning safety management measures" above.
  5. Ⅱ-5. Contact information
    Please contact us using this Inquiry form (Contact Us).

III. Matters concerning shared use (related to Article 27, Paragraph 5, Item 3 of the Act)

Article 27, Paragraph 5, Item 3 of the Act is an exception to the provision of personal data to a specific person when personal data (excluding sensitive personal information) used jointly with a specific person is provided to that specific person. However, if the person is in a state where he / she can easily know that fact and certain matters, he / she does not fall under the category of "third party" referred to as "third party provision" and does not obtain the consent of the person in advance., It stipulates that personal data can be provided to the joint user.
In this regard, we may jointly use the acquired personal data in accordance with the following matters.

  1. Ⅲ-1. Items of personal data used jointly
    Regarding item I above: Personal data provided through the inquiry form (information collected regarding item I-1 above)
    Regarding item II above: Same as the content described in II-1 "Acquisition items" above.
  2. Ⅲ-2. Scope of people who use it jointly
    Regarding item I above: Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation
    Regarding item II above: Sony Group Corporation, Sony Corporation
  3. Ⅲ-3. Purpose of use of users
    Regarding item I above: Response to consultations and other inquiries regarding our products and services
    Regarding item II above: Same as the content described in II-2 "Purpose of use" above.
  4. Ⅲ-4. Person responsible for the management of personal data
    Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation
Remarks

If our company separately indicates the purpose of use, etc. by the method of notifying the person and approving the terms of use, etc., the content of the individual purpose of use, etc. is as described above. Priority will be given to the description. note that.
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