Privacy Policy

SHOKO CO., LTD. (hereinafter, the "Company") recognizes the importance of personal information protection and its corporate social responsibility prioritizing the appropriate management and security of personal information as the top agenda in its corporate activities. To achieve such responsibility, the Company introduced the following Personal Information Protection Policy to manage personal information.

1. Compliance with laws and regulations

The Company recognizes the appropriate management of personal information as part of its compliance obligations. Therefore, it establishes internal rules, including those for handling personal information, and ensures that all officers and employees comply with these internal rules and all applicable laws and regulations regarding personal information.

2. Management frameworks

The Company establishes appropriate management frameworks for personal information protection by setting up the Personal Information Management Committee and appointing an administrator in charge of personal information for each department. In addition, the Company formulates the Regulations for Personal Information Management and provides necessary education and training regarding personal information protection for all employees.

3. Collection of personal information

The Company collects personal information, as appropriate, by clarifying the purpose of collection and using legitimate and fair means.

4. Collection of personal information from the Website

Cookie Policy
A cookie is a small text file that the website sends to your device for the purpose of keeping records. It identifies your device, typically your web browser, but it cannot directly identify you.

Some cookies are necessary to operate our website (e.g. for establishing and keeping sessions), while other cookies may be used for collecting analytical data to improve our website performance.

You can choose whether to allow us or third-parties (e.g. our analytics partners) to set cookies which are not strictly necessary for the functioning of the website via the cookie banner or cookie settings interface provided on the website.

Access log acquisition
The Website records users' information as access logs. Access logs include users' IP addresses, browser types, and the number of accesses but do not include personally identifiable information. The Company will not use access logs for purposes other than for performing statistics and assessments on usage.

Use of Google Analytics
The Website may use Google Analytics to understand the usage of its services and distribute advertisements, etc.
Google Analytics collects users' information using cookies, etc.

For further information on the method and use of collection by Google Analytics, please visit the following URL:

5. Use of personal information

The Company uses collected personal information only for purposes explicitly stated, notified, or announced or when deemed relevant to such purposes. If the Company changes such purposes, it will obtain consent from data subjects in advance.

6. Disclosure of personal information to third parties

The Company will not offer or disclose personal information to any third party without obtaining consent from the data subject of such information in advance, except to the extent permitted by applicable laws.

7. Sharing of personal information

The Company may share collected personal information as follows:

Items of personal information to be shared
Data subject's company name, department, position, full name, address, telephone number, FAX number, and email address

Sharing parties
The Company and its group companies posted on the Company's website

Purpose of use by sharing parties
For activities performed for the following purposes relating to the businesses of the Company Group:
  1. Execution and performance of contracts, including the offering of products/services, management of contracts, after-sales service for products / services offered
  2. Communication with customers necessary for the offering and delivery of products/services
  3. Provision of information relating to products / services and other business activities by the Company
  4. Provision of information relating to products / services and other business activities by the Company
  5. Research and studies, including market research
  6. Implementation of prize offerings and campaigns
  7. Notification of seminars and conferences
  8. Execution and performance of contracts with business partners, management of contracts, and other necessary communication with business partners
  9. Assessment of business partners
  10. Implementation of measures to build and maintain good relationships with business partners and offer various benefits to them
  11. Notification of conferences and other necessary information regarding industry organizations, etc. hosted or affiliated by the Company
  12. Performance of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) activities
  13. Responding to inquiries and comments regarding the Company
  14. Provision of the Company's information and other necessary communications for job candidates and prospective employers
  15. Security and usage management of facilities, equipment, and devices

Responsible party regarding the management of shared personal information

8. Management of personal information

The Company strives to maintain accurate and updated personal information it collects and implement appropriate security measures to strictly manage and prevent the unauthorized access, loss, destruction, falsification, and leakage of personal information.

9. Notification of use purposes, disclosure, correction / addition / deletion, suspension of use, removal, and suspension of third-party disclosure of personal information

When the data subject requests the notification of use purpose, disclosure, correction / addition / deletion, suspension of use, removal, or suspension of third-party disclosure of personal information maintained by the Company or records provided by third parties, the Company will appropriately respond to such request after verifying the identification of the data subject in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

10. Contact information

For any questions or inquiries regarding personal information possessed by the Company, please contact the following personnel:

For any questions or inquiries regarding personal information possessed by the Company, please contact the following personnel:
Attention: Personal Information Help Desk, General Affairs Department

The Company will review and update this policy as appropriate and strive to enhance its initiatives for protecting personal information.

Established on: April 1, 2005
Last revised on: May 1, 2023