We, Kobe Steel Group, use your personal information in compliance with the applicable personal information protection regulations. Below you will be informed about which personal information we collect and store from you. You will also be informed about how and for what purpose your personal information is used and what rights you have with regard to your personal information to be used by us.
We collect your personal information, such as the following information, if necessary:
The personal information is collected in certain situations like the following:
Your personal information is processed based on your request or instruction. Processing of personal information is necessary for the appropriate processing of your request and for the mutual performance of obligations under a contract (Art. 6 par.1 (b) of GDPR). Your personal information will be stored or collected electronically.
The personal information collected by us within the scope approved by you will be stored or kept until the expiry of the statutory retention period and then deleted or destroyed; provided, however, that we will comply with other regulations if we are subject to a longer storage / retention obligation due to other legal regulations (Art.6 par. 1 (c) of GDPR), and / or you have consented to a continuation of contractual relationship with us for a long-term storage / retention of your personal information or have instructed us accordingly (Art. 6 par. 1 (a) of GDPR).
We basically do not transfer your personal information to third parties (e.g. other companies within our group or our contractors) for purposes other than those listed below. Your personal information may be transferred only to the extent necessary for the processing scheduled under the contractual relationship with us. The transferred information may only be used by the recipient scheduled for the stated purposes. Of course, a transfer to third parties is made only in your interest that can gain your understanding and upon consultation with you. The employees of Kobe Steel Group who handle your personal information are subject to a strict confidentiality obligation, the compliance of which we constantly monitor. Other persons to whom we outsource our work and who handle your personal information are obliged by us to keep confidentiality in writing, and are monitored by us to be prevented from beaching such obligation, and will be punishable if breaching the same.
In the case that it is necessary to transfer your personal information to any third party who is in any overseas country, we will explain to that effect and take necessary measures prior to such transfer.
You have the right to withdraw your consent you have once given to us at any time in accordance with Art. 7 par. 3 of GDPR. The withdrawal of your consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on your prior consent.
The withdrawal of your consent only has the consequence that we are not allowed to continue processing of your personal information for the future based on such consent.
You have the right to request disclosure of the information about your personal information processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 of GDPR.
In particular, you can request disclosure of the information about:
You have the right to ask, without delay, for the rectification of incorrect personal information concerning you or the storage of complete information by us, if such information is incomplete, in accordance with Art. 16 of GDPR.
You have the right to demand the deletion of your personal information stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 of GDPR; provided, however, that this does not apply if the processing of your personal information is necessary:
You have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal information in accordance with Art. 18 of GDPR.
This applies only as far as:
You have the right to object to processing in accordance with Art. 21 of GDPR.
You have the right to receive your personal information, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or to request transmission of such information to another person who shall be responsible, in accordance with Art. 20 of GDPR.
You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 of GDPR.
As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.
If your personal information is processed based on legitimate interests under Art. 6 par. 1 (f) of GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 of GDPR as far as there are reasons which arise from your particular situation.
If you want to exercise your right to object, please send an e-mail to individual Kobe Steel Group companies.
Based on GDPR, each department of individual Kobe Steel Group companies to which you provided your personal information, shall be responsible for collecting, processing and using your personal information. If you are not sure where to contact, please send an e-mail to: