Showa Denko K.K.
GDPR PRIVACY POLICY

1.Introduction

The protection of your personal data is of great importance to Showa Denko K.K. (the “Company” or “we”) and the Company’s affiliates (the “Company Group”).
This privacy policy explain how we, as the data controller, collect and process the personal data of visitors on our website (referred to as a “Customer” or “you” throughout this privacy policy) in the European Economic Area (the “EEA”).

2.How we Process your Personal Data

We collect and process the following categories of personal data about you for the purposes described in the table below:

We process your personal data for these purposes where it is necessary to pursue our legitimate interests in answering your inquiries, promoting our products and services and improving our website (for details regarding the balancing of these interests against your rights and freedoms, please reach out to us using the contact details at the end of this privacy policy)
PurposesCategories of Personal Data
To answer your questions and inquiries
We will process your personal data in order to answer to your inquiries relating to our technology, products and services.
To promote our products/services, and improve our website
We will process your personal data, including regarding your use of our website, to improve our website and to present you with information on products or services that you may be interested in.
Name, company, department, address, email address, phone number, online identifier (e.g. IP address).

We will notify you separately, if the provision of personal data is a statutory or contractual requirement, or a requirement necessary to enter into a contract, as well as the possible consequences of failure to provide such data.

3.Personal Data we Collect via Automated Means

When you interact with our website, we obtain certain information by automated means, such as cookies, web server logs, web beacons and other technologies. We may use these automated technologies to collect information about your equipment, browsing actions and usage patterns. The information we obtain in this manner may include your device IP address, other identifiers associated with your devices, web browser characteristics, device characteristics, language preferences, referring/exit pages, clickstream data, and dates and times of Site visits. For more information about the processing of information we obtain by automated means, please visit our Cookie Policy.

4.How we Obtain Your Personal Data

We obtain your personal data directly from you. We may also collect personal data about you indirectly through third parties, in which case we will inform you and obtain your consent, if required by applicable law.

5.How we Retain Your Personal Data

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we will retain your personal data for the duration of a reasonable period in order to be able to run regular deletion routines, to take into account the applicable statute of limitation period or to comply with our obligations under mandatory applicable law.

6.Sharing and Disclosure of Personal Data

To the extent permitted by applicable law, we share and disclose your personal data for the purposes stated in this privacy policy with/to:.

Companies in the Company Group, including internal(https://www.sdk.co.jp/english/about/network/group.html) and overseas subsidiaries/affiliates (https://www.sdk.co.jp/english/about/network/oversea.html)
Third party service providers which provide products or services to us such as IT services, including hosting, IT maintenance, marketing, data analytics providers and customer support.

We require these third party service providers to use the personal data only to provide the contracted services and prohibit them from transferring the data to another party except as needed to provide the contracted services.
We may also disclose your personal data to other parties with your consent or when we are required or permitted to do so by law, regulation, legal process or enforceable government request. In particular, we may disclose your personal data to regulatory authorities to comply with our reporting obligations, to adverse parties in litigation or governmental entities in accordance with applicable law.

7.Data Transfers

Certain of the aforementioned data recipients may be located in countries other than the country where the data originally was collected, including outside the EEA. As a result, your personal data may be transferred to the following third countries and/or area outside the EEA for the purposes mentioned above:

Except for Japan, the laws of the above-mentioned countries have not been recognized by the European Commission as providing for an adequate level of data protection. In such a case, we will implement appropriate safeguards by executing with the data recipient the standard data protection clauses (Article 46(2)(c) and (5) of the GDPR) approved by the European Commission. For transfers of your personal data to Japan, please note that Japan has been recognized by the European Commission as a country providing an adequate level of data protection in accordance with Article 45 of the GDPR. If you wish to receive a copy of documentation related to the data transfer safeguards we implement, please inquire using the contact details at the end of this privacy policy.

8.Your Rights

Subject to applicable law, you have certain rights regarding your personal data collected and processed by us:

Access to personal data
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed, and, if so, obtain certain information about the processing of your personal data and access to the personal data.
Rectification of personal data
You have to request the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and to have incomplete personal data completed;
Erasure of personal data
If certain conditions are satisfied, you have the right to request the erasure of your personal data;
Restriction on processing of personal data
If certain conditions are satisfied, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data is restricted.
Objection to processing of personal data
If certain conditions are satisfied, you have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning you.
Data portability
If certain conditions are satisfied, you have the right to receive personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format and to transfer those data to another controller where it is technically feasible.

If we have obtained your consent for certain processing of your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time by the method separately designated by us at the timing of seeking your consent. However, your withdrawal of consent will not affect the legality of processing conducted based on your consent before its withdrawal.
If you intend to exercise any of the aforementioned rights, please reach out to us using the contact details provided at the end of this privacy policy.
You can also lodge a complaint in relation to our processing of your personal data with the Data Protection Supervisory Authority of the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement.

9.Amendment to this Privacy Policy

We may amend this privacy policy from time to time. We will post an updated version of the privacy policy on our website and will indicate at the top when it was most recently amended. If we make substantive or material amendments to the privacy policy, we will contact you by e-mail, if necessary, to inform you of such amendments.

10.Contact Details

For questions or inquiries regarding this privacy policy, please contact us as set out below:
Data Controller
Showa Denko K.K. Co. Ltd.
CSR & General Affairs Department
13-9,Shiba Daimon 1-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo105-8518 Japan
sdk_prir@showadenko.com 81-3-5470-3636