1. Introduction and Purpose of this Privacy Statement
JEOL Ltd. is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the JEOL Ltd. Web site and governs data collection and usage.
In addition, this Privacy Statement has been amended to enable JEOL Ltd. to comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (“GDPR”) 2018. The purpose of this amended policy is to inform you the means of collection of your personally identifiable data; the means of processing that data; our obligations and your rights under the GDPR where applicable.
If your residence or working place is located within EEA (European Economic Area) at the time of visiting this website, you should particularly read the sections where they are marked “[GDPR]” at the beginning of a section or a sentence along with other sections stated in this statement to understand your rights under the GDPR. Please also use the Glossary to understand the meaning of some of the terms used in this Privacy Statement.
[GDPR] If you are not sure whether your personally identifiable data falls under the jurisdiction of the GDPR, please feel free to contact us.
It is important that you read this Privacy Statement together with any other privacy notice or fair processing notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personally identifiable data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. This Privacy Statement supplements the other notices and is not intended to override them.
[GDPR] 2. Controller
JEOL Ltd. is the controller and responsible for your personally identifiable data (collectively referred to as “JOEL Ltd.”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this Privacy Statement).
3. Collection of your Personal Information
JEOL Ltd. may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personally identifiable data about you which we have grouped together as follows:
Identity Data includes first name, maiden name, last name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
Contact Data includes billing address, delivery address, email address and telephone numbers.
Financial Data includes bank account details.
Transaction Data includes details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Profile Data purchases or orders made by you, preferences, feedback and survey responses.
Usage Data includes information about how you use our website, products and services.
Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us.
We may collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personally identifiable data but is not considered personally identifiable data under the GDPR or any other laws as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personally identifiable data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Statement.
We do not collect any Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data). Nor do we collect any information about criminal convictions and offences. Where we need to collect personally identifiable data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to provide you with goods or services). In this case, we may have to cancel a product or service you have with us but we will notify you if this is the case at the time. You should not disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through JEOL Ltd. public message boards unless you have explicitly agreed that this information may be collected and used by others. Note: JEOL Ltd. does not read any of your private online communications. JEOL Ltd. encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from JEOL Ltd. so that you can understand how those Web sites collect, use and share your information. JEOL Ltd. is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the JEOL Ltd. and JEOL Ltd. family of Web sites.
We use different methods to collect data from and about you including through:
Direct interactions. You may give us your Identity, Contact and Financial Data by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:
- Interact with us at shows, exhibitions, workshops, seminars, meetings.
- apply for our products or services;
- create an account on our website;
- subscribe to our service or publications;
- request marketing to be sent to you;
- enter a competition, promotion or survey; or
- give us some feedback.
Third parties or publicly available sources. We may receive personally identifiable data about you from various third parties and public sources.
4. Use of your Personal Information
We will only use your personally identifiable data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personally identifiable data in the following circumstances:
- Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.
- Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
- Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation.
To find out more about the types of lawful basis that we will rely on to process your personally identifiable data, please refer to the “Glossary “section of this statement.
5. Purpose for which we will use your personally identifiable data
We have set out below, in a table format, a description of all the ways we plan to use your personally identifiable data, and which of the legal bases we rely on to do so. We have also identified what our legitimate interests are where appropriate.
Note that we may process your personally identifiable data for more than one lawful ground depending on the specific purpose for which we are using your data. Please contact us if you need details about the specific legal ground we are relying on to process your personally identifiable data where more than one ground has been set out in the table below.
|Type of data
|Lawful basis for processing including basis of legitimate interest [GDPR]
|To register you as a new customer
|Performance of a contract with you
|To process and deliver your order including:
|To manage our relationship with you which will include:
|To administer and protect our business and this website (including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, system maintenance, support, reporting and hosting of data)
|To deliver relevant website content and advertisements to you and measure or understand the effectiveness of the advertising we serve to you
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to study how customers use our products/services, to develop them, to grow our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
|To use data analytics to improve our website, products/services, marketing, customer relationships and experiences
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to define types of customers for our products and services, to keep our website updated and relevant, to develop our business and to inform our marketing strategy)
|To make suggestions and recommendations to you about goods or services that may be of interest to you
|Necessary for our legitimate interests (to develop our products/services and grow our business)
|To complete a survey
We will only use your personally identifiable data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to get an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please
If we need to use your personally identifiable data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so. Please note that we may process your personally identifiable data without your knowledge or consent, in compliance with the above rules, where this is required or permitted by law.
We strive to provide you with choices regarding certain personally identifiable data uses, particularly around marketing and advertising. If you have any questions concerning this please contact us.
PROMOTIONAL OFFERS FROM US
We may use your Identity, Contact, Technical, Usage and Profile Data to form a view on what we think you may want or need, or what may be of interest to you. This is how we decide which products, services and offers may be relevant for you (we call this marketing).
You will receive marketing communications from us if you have requested information from us or purchased goods or services from us or if you provided us with your details when you entered a competition or registered for a promotion and, in each case, you have not opted out of receiving that marketing.
We will get your express opt-in consent before we share your personal data with any company outside the JEOL Ltd. group of companies for marketing purposes.
You can ask us or third parties to stop sending you marketing messages at any time by Contacting us.
Where you opt out of receiving these marketing messages, this will not apply to personally identifiable data provided to us as a result of a product/service purchase, warranty registration, product/service experience.
6. Disclosure of your Personally Identifiable Data
We may have to share your personally identifiable data with the parties set out below for the purposes set out in the table above.
Internal Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
External Third Parties as set out in the Glossary.
Third parties to whom we may choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personally identifiable data in the same way as set out in this Privacy Statement.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personally identifiable data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personally identifiable data for following specified purposes subject to a non-disclosure agreement and in accordance with our instructions:
Share data with our business partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries.
JEOL Ltd. does not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties.
JEOL Ltd. may, from time to time, contact you on behalf of external business partners about a particular offering that may be of interest to you. In those cases, your unique personally identifiable information (e-mail, name, address, telephone number) is not transferred to the third party. JEOL Ltd. may disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on JEOL Ltd. or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of JEOL Ltd.; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of JEOL Ltd., or the public.
7. International Data Transfer
We may share your personally identifiable data within the JEOL group of companies worldwide. This may involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA).
[GDPR] Whenever we transfer your personally identifiable data outside Japan, we ensure a similar degree of protection is afforded to it by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:
If your data is transferred to a country or region having not received a finding of “adequacy” from the European Union under Article 45 of the GDPR, JEOL Ltd. will primarily rely on “Contractual Clauses for data transfers” issued by the European Commission as the legal basis for data transfer. However, if the situation warrants that Article 49 of the GDPR could be cited as a legal basis for a transfer, JEOL Ltd. may rely on derogations for specific situations as set forth in Article 49 of the GDPR. In particular, JEOL Ltd. will collect and transfer personally identifiable data: with your consent; to perform a contract with you; or to fulfil a compelling legitimate interest of JEOL Ltd. in a manner that does not outweigh your rights and freedoms. JEOL Ltd. endeavors to apply suitable safeguards to protect the privacy and security of your personal data and to use it only consistent with your relationship with JEOL Ltd. and the practices described in this statement. JEOL Ltds. also minimizes the risk to your rights and freedoms by not collecting or storing sensitive information about you.
Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your personal data out of Japan.
[GDPR] 8. Data Retention
We will only retain your personally identifiable data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or reporting requirements.
To determine the appropriate retention period for personally identifiable data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personally identifiable data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personally identifiable data, the purposes for which we process your personally identifiable data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.
By law we have to keep basic information about our customers (including Contact, Identity, Financial and Transaction Data) for seven years after they cease being customers for tax purposes.
In some circumstances you can ask us to delete your data: see Request erasure below for further information.
In some circumstances we may anonymize your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.
[GDPR] 9. Your Legal Rights
Under certain circumstances, you have rights under the GDPR in relation to your personally identifiable data. Please see the subsection “Your legal rights” in section 17 to find out more about these rights:
Request access to your personally identifiable data.
Request correction of your personally identifiable data.
Request erasure of your personally identifiable data.
Object to processing of your personally identifiable data.
Request restriction of processing your personally identifiable data
Request transfer of your personally identifiable data.
Right to withdraw consent.
If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us.
10. No Fee usually required
You will not have to pay a fee to access your personally identifiable data (or to exercise any of the other rights). However, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded, repetitive or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with your request in these circumstances.
11. What we may need from you
We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access your personally identifiable data (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is a security measure to ensure that personally identifiable data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it. We may also contact you to ask you for further information in relation to your request to speed up our response.
[GDPR] 12. Time limit to respond
We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.
The JEOL Ltd. Web site use "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize JEOL Ltd. pages, or register with JEOL Ltd. site or services, a cookie helps JEOL Ltd. to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the same JEOL Ltd. Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the JEOL Ltd. features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the JEOL Ltd. services or Web sites you visit.
14. Internet Based Promotion
JEOL Ltd. uses Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter and several other social media in ways that promote awareness of JEOL Group’s products and services, and engaging with stakeholders and the public. JEOL Ltd. will not use advertising services available on these social media that may have tracking codes enabling the storage of any personally identifiable data without your explicit consent.
15. Security of your Personal Information
JEOL Ltd. secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. JEOL Ltd. secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Web sites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personally identifiable data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.
16. Changes to this Statement and your duty to inform us of changes
JEOL Ltd. will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback. JEOL Ltd. encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how JEOL Ltd. is protecting your information.
It is important that the personally identifiable data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personally identifiable data changes during your relationship with us.
You agree that any dispute over privacy or the terms contained in this Privacy Statement, or any other agreement we have with you, will be governed by the laws of Japan. You also agree to arbitrate such disputes in Tokyo, and to abide by any limitation on damages contained in any agreement we may have with you.
JEOL Ltd. welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that JEOL Ltd. has not adhered to this Privacy Statement, please contact us. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
In addition you have the right to make a complaint to the Personal Information Protection Commission Japan (“PPC”) on-line, by phone or in writing at the following:
T: +81-(0)3-6457-9849 (in Japanese Only)
Personal Information Protection Commission Japan’s Office, Kasumigaseki Common Gate West Tower 32nd Floor, 3-2-1, Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0013
We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the PPC so please contact us in the first instance.
[GDPR] LAWFUL BASES
Legitimate Interest means the interest of our business in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best service/product and the best and most secure experience. We make sure we consider and balance any potential impact on you (both positive and negative) and your rights before we process your personally identifiable data for our legitimate interests. We do not use your personally identifiable data for activities where our interests are overridden by the impact on you (unless we have your consent or are otherwise required or permitted to by law). You can obtain further information about how we assess our legitimate interests against any potential impact on you in respect of specific activities by contacting us.
Performance of Contract means processing your data where it is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are a party or to take steps at your request before entering into such a contract.
Comply with a legal or regulatory obligation means processing your personally identifiable data where it is necessary for compliance with a legal or regulatory obligation that we are subject to.
INTERNAL THIRD PARTIES
Other companies in the JEOL group acting as joint controllers or processors and who are based in Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA, Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Australia, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and United Arab Emirates and fulfill one or more purposes set out in the table format above.
EXTERNAL THIRD PARTIES
Service providers acting as processors within Japan who provide IT, system administration services.
Business partners acting as processors within Japan who help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries of our products and services.
Professional advisers acting as processors or joint controllers including lawyers, bankers, auditors and insurers based within Japan who provide consultancy, banking, legal, insurance and accounting services.
National Tax Agency, regulators and other authorities acting as processors or joint controllers based in Japan who require reporting of processing activities in certain circumstances.
YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You have the right to:
Request access to your personally identifiable data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personally identifiable data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
Request correction of the personally identifiable data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
Request erasure of your personally identifiable data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personally identifiable data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personally identifiable data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personally identifiable data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
Object to processing of your personally identifiable data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personally identifiable data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which overrides your rights and freedoms.
Request restriction of processing of your personally identifiable data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personally identifiable data in the following scenarios: (a) if you want us to establish the data’s accuracy; (b) where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it; (c) where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or (d) you have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
Request the transfer of your personally identifiable data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personally identifiable data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personally identifiable data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.
[GDPR] LEGAL BASES FOR PROCESSING:
Consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous. There must be a positive opt-in – consent cannot be inferred from silence, pre-ticked boxes or inactivity. It must also be separate from other terms and conditions, and simple ways for the withdrawal of consent will be required. Consent has to be verifiable and individuals generally have more rights where consent is being relied upon to process data.
Processing is necessary for a contract with an individual, or because that individual has asked that specific steps be taken before entering into a contract.
Processing is necessary to comply with the law (not including contractual obligations).
Processing is necessary to protect an individual’s life.
Processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest or for official functions, and the task or function has a clear basis in law.
Processing is necessary for your legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party unless there is a good reason to protect the individual’s personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.