December 29, 2017

Research Data Policy

<xxx>  Marketing Research Division is engaged in the business of conducting marketing research, and aims to research consumer awareness and circumstances regarding products and services, to acquire such information, and to provide companies and other organizations with such information upon processing it statistically. The personal information acquired by AIP for the purpose of conducting this business will be summarized as aggregate statistical information, and will not be used in a manner enabling personal identification of an individual.

In order to specify a target to participate in our marketing research survey, <xxx>  may acquire a participant’s name, address, etc. in advance. The information is acquired through various information sources, such as registering themselves as a member of our webpage created for market research surveys, or receiving provision from the consignor of a marketing research business (client). This information is treated appropriately and legally.

<xxx>  may broadly recruit people to cooperate in our marketing research, and may register the applicants (hereinafter called the “Panel”) as respondents; however, prior to the application, we notify them of the purpose of using their personal information acquired through the relevant recruitment, in accordance with various regulations, privacy policy, etc. publicized on our website.

<xxx>  may conduct a survey without specifying a respondent (Target of Survey) whom we request to cooperate in our marketing research, and may acquire personal information such as name, address at that time. In that case, we will notify the respondent of the purpose of use, in writing or orally, beforehand.




When in the receivership of personal information when hiring new employees, <xxx>  considers it our social responsibility to guard the safety of said information, and will respect the privacy of the applicant and preserve its integrity.

Personal information of applicants to <xxx>  , including name, address, phone number, e-mail address, that is registered when conducting recruitment activities will be preserved in our database, and will be given strict oversight and maintenance.

Apart from the above, personal information (information that can identify an individual, such as name, date of birth) or information that is connected to an individual such as e-mail address, User ID, password, or collective information regarding an individual’s attributes such as hobbies, family structure, age, etc, will be handled in accordance with the law and strictly enforced.


In order to securely manage and operate the acquired personal information, <xxx>  takes reasonable and appropriate security measures to prevent risks such as illegal access to personal information from loss, damage, destruction, alteration, leakage, illegal flow, etc. We will attempt to improve and revise these security measures periodically.


<xxx>  will appropriately manage acquired personal information, and will not provide such information to third parties without obtaining prior consent from the individual, except in the following circumstances:


Subject to the law.

Necessary to prevent potential threats to the physical safety of any person or property, and when it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person.

Especially necessary to improve public health and to promote healthy fosterage of children, and when it is difficult to obtain the consent of the person.

Necessary to cooperate in the work set forth in the laws performed by the governmental institutions, local governments or their trustees, and the performance of the relevant work may be impeded by obtaining the consent of the person.

In order to fully implement our Privacy Policy, <xxx>  has created a management system for the protection of personal information including regulations; however, we will continue to review and improve the management system through the education of all employees and regular audits of operation status, so as to enhance its effectiveness.