Privacy Policy

Introduction

We at Obayashi Corporation believe that given the significant increase in the use of personal information consequent to the development of the computer and information society, a commitment to the proper handling of personal information is a natural part of our corporate social responsibility.
We created this Privacy Policy in March 2005, and we strive to ensure that all employees and officers are thoroughly aware of this policy, and handle our customers' personal information in accordance herewith.

The Obayashi Corporation Privacy Policy

We at Obayashi Corporation believe that given the significant increase in the use of personal information consequent to the development of the computer and information society, a commitment to the proper handling of personal information is a natural part of our corporate social responsibility, and we therefore establish the following Privacy Policy.

1 Compliance with Laws and Social Mores
We comply with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other social mores and the like.
2 Development, Implementation, and Continuous Improvement of Privacy Compliance Program
We develop, implement, and continuously improve a Privacy Compliance Program in order to make each employee and officer aware of the importance of privacy, and ensure that they acquire, use, and manage personal information appropriately.
3 Appropriate Acquisition, Use, and Provision of Personal Information
We acquire personal information fairly and in compliance with the law. We state the purpose of the use of personal information clearly, and use such information within the stated scope. We will never provide personal information to third parties without the express consent of the individual, unless we are otherwise required by law or regulations.
4 Ensuring the Accuracy and Security of Personal Information
In order to ensure the accuracy and safety of personal information, we are committed to preventing the illicit access to personal information, as well as loss, corruption, tampering, leaking, or otherwise loss of integrity of personal information. To this end, we have always taken steps to manage personal information securely, including the creation of information security measures.
5 Respect for Rights of the Individual
We respect the rights of the individual, and respond appropriately to any requests by individuals regarding their personal information, including disclosure, correction, and deletion, with reference to laws, customs, and the like.

We provide online resources that include information concerning our business (e.g., corporate information, financial information and recruitment information) on our website. We may collect and use certain information if you use this website in relation to that.

This policy applies only to personal information collected through this website and processed for the purposes stipulated in this policy. This policy does not apply to personal information collected other than on this website. This policy also does not apply to websites of third parties and other online information linked to from our website.

Please contact us if you have questions about this policy or our data collection, use and disclosure.

Personal Information Handling Business Operator

The personal information collected through this website is handled by Obayashi Corporation (address: 2-15-2 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075) as the personal information handling business operator.

Collection of Your Personal Information

We collect personal information online through this website. If you contact us and provide us with your personal information (e.g., your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address), we collect and use your personal data. In addition, if you visit this website, we collect information relating to your computer or other electronic device. This includes your Internet protocol (IP) address, the time and date of your request, and information provided by tracking technologies such as cookies.

Use of Cookies

We use technology called cookies to allow you to comfortably use this website when viewing it.

1 【Cookies】
Cookies refers to the function in which the information to the effect that you visited this website is stored in the device you use.
2 【Purpose of Using Cookies】
We are striving to improve convenience when you use this website by using cookie information. The information collected through cookies does not contain any information that can identify you (e.g., your name or email address).
3 【Third Party Cookies】

Third party cookie information is acquired on this website.
We use the following tools to measure and analyze your use of this website. Please check the following links for the respective terms and privacy policies of these tools.

4 【Disabling of Cookies】
You can select whether to allow the use of cookies. Set this according to the setting method of the browser you use.

Use of Access Logs

We collect IP addresses and other information (access logs). Access logs do not identify you. However, they are protected as personal data under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We manage access logs based on our privacy policy and the privacy policies of our group companies at the stage in which they become personal information that can identify you together with your information.

1 Collected Data
We collect access logs only within the range we have stipulated on this website.
2 Purpose of Collection
We collect and use access logs mainly for the following purposes.
  • To identify and resolve the causes of problems that have occurred in our web server
  • To improve our website

Purposes of Collecting, Using and Sharing Your Personal Information

We handle your personal data for the following purposes within the range permitted or required by the applicable laws and ordinances.

  • (1) To provide you with information relating to our businesses, products, technologies and services
    (2) To conduct promotional activities (including various prize competitions and member services)
    (3) To send you invitations to promotional events
    (4) To request your participation in questionnaire and market research activities
    (5) To analyze your interests to improve our services
  • To respond to your inquiries
  • To comply with applicable laws and ordinances, and to exercise our rights and to fulfill our obligations under those applicable laws and ordinances

In addition, we may also handle your personal information to comply with applicable laws and ordinances, and to exercise our rights and to fulfill our obligations under those applicable laws and ordinances.

You may refuse to provide your personal information to us. However, if you do not provide us with your personal information, that may affect your use of our website and the functions on this website may not work perfectly.

We use the personal information you provide us only with the range of the purposes of use we have stated. We will not use your personal information for another other purpose without your consent.

Sharing Your Personal Information with Third Parties

We may share your personal information with third parties under certain circumstances.

1 Joint use with our group companies and affiliated companies

We may jointly use your personal information with our following group companies and affiliated companies.

  • Items of personal information to be jointly used: The content described in 3 above
  • Range of parties for joint use: List of group companies
  • Purposes of use: Described in 6 above
  • Personal information administrator: Obayashi Corporation (Address: 2-15-2 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0075 / Representative Director: Kenji Hasuwa)
2 Subcontractors

We may provide personal information to subcontractors including the following to provide services to you on behalf of us or to help us to provide information on business details to you.

  • IT service business operators
  • Business operators related to marketing, advertising and communications
  • Various advisors

These subcontractors may access your personal information. However, we provide only the personal information to the extent necessary to carry out the business outsourced from us. Moreover, we ask subcontractors not to use your personal information for any other purpose. We conduct supervision so that all our subcontractors reliably protect your personal information.

3 Other parties permitted by law

We may be requested to disclose or share your personal information to comply with obligations in laws and regulations under certain circumstances. (For example, the police, regulatory authorities, government bodies, judicial authorities or administrative authorities may request us to disclose your personal information.) We may also disclose your personal information to third parties if that is legally permitted and is necessary to protect the body, life or property of you or the public.

4 Third parties relating to business transfer

We may provide third parties with your personal information in relation to restructuring, mergers and the acquisition or transfer of business.
We do not sell your personal information to third parties.

Transfer of Your Personal Information to Countries Other Than the Country Where You Reside

Your personal information may be transferred to and processed in countries and regions other than the country where you live depending on our affiliated companies and subcontractors. We take the necessary measures to guarantee that your personal information is handled safely and in compliance with this policy and the applicable personal information protection acts. This includes entering into transfer agreements that stipulate the necessary safety management measures (or taking equivalent measures).

Safety Management Measures

We ensure safety when you provide us with personal information by applying the encryption of personal information with secure sockets layer (SSL) encryption technology or security technology equivalent to that to prepare against unauthorized access by third parties during communications. Moreover, we strive to ensure the safety of your personal information by installing a firewall, taking measures against computer viruses and taking other reasonable security measures to prevent the leakage, misappropriation or falsification of your personal information through unauthorized access by a third party.

Privacy Protection for Children

We may collect the personal information of those under the age of 16 years old on this website. If you are under the age of 16 years old, please provide your personal information after first obtaining the consent of your guardian. We may ask you to provide the name and contact details of your guardian if you are under the age of 16 years old to ensure that you have obtained his or her consent.
If you are under the age of 16 years old, please tell your guardian that we need his or her consent to handle your personal information and inform us of his or her name and contact details upon showing him or her this policy. We will then need the consent of your guardian to handle your personal information.

Your Rights

You have the following rights according to the applicable laws and ordinances.

  • The right to request the disclosure of the purposes of use of your personal information
  • The right to request the disclosure of the registered details of your personal information or the disclosure of records provided to third parties
  • The right to request the revision of the registered details of your personal information (modification, partial addition and partial deletion)
  • The right to request we stop using your personal information or providing it to third parties

Please contact as follows if you wish to exercise these rights.

1 Inquiries counter if you wish to request the disclosure or otherwise of your personal information, or if you have any other comments, questions or concerns about our handling of your personal information
Obayashi Corporation Privacy Policy Secretariat
Shinagawa Intercity Tower B, 2-15-2 Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-8502
2 How to request the disclosure or otherwise of personal information (only for your personal information)
Please enter the necessary information on the forms below and then make your request by mailing it to the above inquiries counter upon enclosing the necessary attachments (please refer to each form for these). (Available only in Japanese)

We may request proof of your identity for your privacy and security. In addition, if the information we have is insufficient, we may request the provision of additional information before processing information according to your request to comply with it.

Period in Which We Will Retain Your Personal Information

We generally retain your personal information for the period reasonably necessary for the specific purpose for which we collected it and the period in which you use this website. We may be requested to retain your personal information for a period longer than that under laws and regulations applicable to our business depending on the situation. If we do not need your personal information, we will promptly delete it or anonymize it.

Privacy Policy for California Residents

The Privacy Policy for California Residents conforms to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is posted on the following Obayashi North American Regional Headquarters' website.

Updates to This Policy

We may update this policy at any time. We reserve the right to modify, add or delete this policy in part.

This policy was last updated on April 18, 2022.