Privacy Policy

Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. declares that, concerning the personal information of our customers, business partners, employees, etc., we observe the laws, regulations, and other rules regarding the protection of personal information. We also establish rules and systems of our own, and provide, implement, and maintain our privacy policy as mentioned below.

Basic Policy

1. Basic policy for handling personal information

In order to implement the above declaration, we set rules for protecting personal information, make sure that our workers (not only our employees but also directors, audit & supervisory board members, consultants, temporary workers, and partner companies’ staff working in our company, etc.) and other related parties are familiarized with and faithfully follow the rules, and ensure that they are maintained and continuously improved.


2. Collection of personal information

We use fair and legal means to collect personal information, and notify or publish details about the purposes of using it.


3. Purpose of using personal information

The information collected in compliance with the rules above is handled only by authorized personnel for specific tasks with the following purposes.

(1) Personal information of customers or business partners
・Promotion of our products and services including provision of related information (such as catalog delivery)
・Sales/supply of our products and services, and customer support
・Product development
・Fulfillment of contracts
・Business negotiations, meetings, and other forms of communication
・Provision of information on seminars, exhibitions, and other events
・Response to inquiries and requests
・Surveys and analyses

(2)  Personal information of stockholders
・Exercise of rights and fulfillment of obligations under the Companies Act
・Provision of services
・Implementation of various measures for stockholders
・Management of stockholder information based on laws and regulations, including creation of databases

(3)  Personal information of employment applicants
Provision of employment information to applicants and communication with them about selection procedures etc.

(4)  Others
In the case of other purposes that are individually notified or published beforehand.


4. Sharing of personal information

We may use the personal information we have on file, such as addresses, names, company names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or comments on the inquiry form, jointly with our affiliates and business partners. The usage of the information is restricted to the extent appropriate to accomplish the purposes mentioned in the previous article.

Company in charge of personal information management:

Sumitomo Electric Industries Ltd.
4-5-33 Kitahama, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-0041, Japan


5. Management of personal information

In order to secure the accuracy and safety of personal information, we take measures to prevent unlawful access to or loss, destruction, falsification, leakage, etc. of personal information.


6. Provision of personal information

(1)We do not provide personal information to third parties without the consent of the person or unless otherwise provided by laws or regulations with regard to personal information protection.
(2)When we consign the handling of personal information to a third party to the extent appropriate to accomplish the purposes of using the information, we take measures required by laws or regulations to prevent the personal information from leaking from the third party.


7. Specific personal information

Separate measures required by laws or regulations shall be taken to handle specific personal information.


8. Disclosure, correction, no further use of retained personal data

Upon request from individuals to disclose, correct, or stop using their retained personal data, we will respond to it properly in a manner specified by the company.

Effective on April 1, 2005 Revised on February 1, 2016

Revised on May 30, 2017

Yoshitomo Kasui,
Senior Managing Director,
Personal Data Manager
Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.