DESIGN CENTER Incorporated Association (hereafter, “FDC”) strictly
complies with all legal statutes and regulations related to the protection
of personal information. In order to properly utilize and manage personal
In order to maintain and improve personal information protection and
comply with any changes in the applicable laws and regulations this
updates on this site. Please review the Policy periodically to verify
With regard to this policy, FDC will continue to act and make improvements
as needed to ensure that FDC personnel handling the tasks, as well
as any relevant persons authorized to conduct operations, will be
fully informed and able to properly implement the policy.
FDC will take all reasonable steps and implement appropriate information
security measures, such as prevention of unauthorized access and computer
virus protection, in order to prevent loss, damage, falsification
or leakage of personal information.
(2)Collection of information
With regard to the collection of personal information, FDC employs
legal and fair practices. When personal information is obtained indirectly,
FDC verifies that the information provider has obtained the person’s
(3)Specific purpose of use
When personal information is collected, FDC will send or publicly
post a notice describing the specific purpose.
(4)Strict compliance with use purpose
The use of personal information by FDC is limited to those persons
who have been authorized to perform specific tasks, and is conducted
within the range of the specified purpose of use and as required for
the conduction of operations. In the event that it becomes necessary
to use personal information for a purpose that goes beyond the specified
purpose, the individual will be notified in advance, and consent will
(5)Provision of information to third parties
In principle, FDC will not provide personal information in their possession
to any third parties. However, if it is necessary to share the use
of personal information with a provider consigned to perform FDC tasks,
the personal information will be shared through means required by
law and any applicable regulations for use within the specified range.
(6)Disclosure / Modification of Information
With regard to requests for disclosure, modification, cessation of
use, deletion, etc. of personal information by the owner of said information,
FDC will first verify the identity of the owner of the information
and promptly respond as appropriate.
[Purpose of use]
When the prior consent of the user is obtained, FDC will use the personal
information within the range of applications described below, in accordance
with the current laws and regulations regarding personal information.
(1)To provide information on various services
(2)To provide information on various events, workshops and the latest
(4)Member and contract management
(5)Items related to the provision of other services arising through
the operations of FDC
[Web site security]
Personal information registered on this web site and transmitted to
the Committee is encrypted using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology
as a security measure to prevent unauthorized interception of data
on the network.
FDC strives to make reasonable efforts to safeguard and manage personal
information, but cannot fully guarantee the absolute security of personal
information due to the character of the internet and e-mail services.
Users are asked to be aware of this when using the web site and e-mail.
*SSL (Secure Sockets Layer): A standard protocol used as a security
measure for transmissions via web sites. When input data is transmitted
to the Internet the entire transmission is encrypted to prevent unauthorized
Date of Effect: December 16, 2009