Kobe Steel Group Privacy Policy

(1) Approach to the Protection of Personal Information

Kobe Steel Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "Kobe Steel") and each of its group companies (Kobe Steel and such group companies are hereinafter collectively referred to as "Kobe Steel Group") recognizes that it is important to protect the personal information of all individuals who provide personal information to us, including customers and business partners (hereinafter referred to as the "Principal"), and in order to fulfill this responsibility, we will handle personal information in accordance with the following policies.

(2) Disclosure and Provision to Third Parties

We, Kobe Steel Group will not disclose or provide personal data to any third party except for the cases in which we provide personal data to Trustees or the cases falling under any of the following.

(3) Disclosure

Upon receipt of a request from the Principle for disclosure of his/her own personal data in the possession of Kobe Steel Group, we will respond within a reasonable period and scope after confirming that the submitter of such request is actually the Principle.

(4) Correction, Deletion, etc.

Upon receipt of a request from the Principle for correction, addition, or deletion concerning his/her own personal data in the possession of Kobe Steel Group, we will make such correction, addition, or deletion concerning the data within a reasonable period and scope if any of the contents therein are not factual, after confirming that the submitter of such request is actually the Principle.

(5) Cessation of utilization and Erasure

Upon receipt of a request from the Principle for utilization cease or erasure concerning his/her own personal data in the possession of Kobe Steel Group, we will make such utilization cease or erasure concerning the data within a reasonable period and scope if any of the contents therein are not factual, after confirming that the submitter of such request is actually the Principle. Please be advised in advance that, in the event of such utilization cease or erasure of part or all of your personal information, we may not be able to continue providing services as requested by you. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter. (Please also note that requests of utilization cease or erasure concerning certain information held by us based on applicable laws and regulations may not be accepted).

(6) Others

(7) Inquiry

Any requests concerning personal information in the possession of Kobe Steel Group as set forth in Articles (3), (4), and (5) above or any other inquiries concerning the handling of the personal information should be directed to the department of individual Kobe Steel Group companies to which you provided your personal information. If you are not sure where to contact, please contact the Inquiry of Kobe Steel.

Last updated: June 23, 2021

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