Privacy Management

NIKON CORPORATION (the "Company") recognizes that the proper management of personal information is very important. Accordingly, in line with the Nikon Group Privacy Protection Policy, personal information will be handled in the following manner:

1. Acquisition of Personal Information

The Company will acquire in a fair and lawful manner, only such personal information as is necessary, and will ensure that the use of such information is restricted.

2. Personal Information Use

Personal information acquired by the Company may be used in the following ways:

The acquired personal information may, provided that particular individuals cannot be identified, be processed and used as statistical data.

3. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

1. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

Acquired personal information shall not be disclosed to third parties except as listed below:
with prior consent
where authorized by Personal Data Protection Law or any other relevant laws and regulations.

2. Provision of Personal Information to Sub-contractors

Acquired personal information may be disclosed and offered to sub-contractors within the limited scope necessary to achieve the purpose for which the information is being used. e.g. When the Company sends products to a distributor or assigns the role of organizing a campaign to a data processing company. In such a case, a confidentiality agreement shall be signed by the third party and the Company shall strictly monitor and supervise the handling of the personal information by the third party.

3. Personal Information Sharing

Acquired personal information may be shared and used within the Nikon Group (Click here to see a list of the group companies' homepages.) in order to attain the usage purposes described in Section 2, " Personal Information Use " . Personal information that may be shared within the group means: names, addresses, telephone numbers, mail addresses, purchase histories, repair histories, inquiry history and content, and request content. NIKON CORPORATION is responsible for protecting the personal information that is shared and used by the Group.
The Nikon Group will observe the Nikon Group Privacy Protection Policy and strictly control the security of personal information.

4. Proper Management of Personal Information

All necessary and appropriate security measures will be taken to prevent the acquired personal information from being leaked, lost or damaged, and to secure the safety of the personal information in accordance with the Nikon Group Privacy Protection Policy and other company rules related to information management. The Company will also offer all training necessary to ensure the proper handling of information to its directors, employees, and other related personnel.

5. Inquiries

Inquiries from customers regarding their own personal information, including verification of the purpose of the usage of the personal information, and the giving of opinions or making of complaints with regard to personal information handling, shall be forwarded to the section to which the customer initially provided his/her personal information.
If you do not know the section to which you should send an inquiry, please visit the the following page.

6. Improvement

The Company will comply with privacy protection-related Japanese laws and regulations, and will review and improve the contents of this document to strive constantly towards better privacy protection.