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Privacy Policy (Basic Policy on Protection of Personal Information)

Baba & Sawada (the “B&S” or “we”) complies with the basic policy below concerning protection of personal information to ensure rigorous protection of personal information (“this Policy”). Meaning or interpretation of the terms referred to in this Policy is in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information of Japan (Act No.57 2003. the “Act”) and other applicable laws and regulations.

1. Legal Compliance

In handling personal information, B&S will comply with the Act and other applicable laws and regulations.

2.Acquisition of Personal Information

B&S shall lawfully and properly acquire personal information to the extent necessary to achieve the purposes of use of such personal information which are referred to in Article 3.

3. Purpose of Use of Personal Information

B&S shall use acquired personal information for the following purposes:

  • To conduct legal services;
  • To notify clients and prospective clients of our workshops, seminars and any other events;
  • To send legal information and greeting cards( including but not limited to New Year’s cards);
  • To recruit lawyers and other staffs;
  • To respond to inquiries; or
  • Any other purpose incidental to those listed above.

B&S shall not use the personal information without prior consent of the person concerned beyond the necessity to achieve the said purposes, unless otherwise permitted under the Act and other applicable laws and regulations.

4.Joint Use of Personal Data

B&S and its affiliated business operator presented on this website may jointly use personal data, such as names, addresses, phone numbers, e-mail addresses and all other items held by each business operator for the respective purpose referred to in Article 3 and any other related purpose, to the extent necessary for the appropriate and smooth implementation of operations of these business operators. In such cases, the person responsible for management of personal data is B&S.

5. Provision of Personal Data to third parties

B&S shall not provide any third party with personal data without the prior consent of the person concerned unless authorized or approved by applicable laws and regulations.

6. Safe Management of Personal Data

B&S shall constantly supervise to further strengthen each member’s understanding and sense of ethics regarding this Policy so that personal data will always be managed and used in a safe manner. If we entrust the handling of personal data to any third party, we shall exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over the trustee to ensure the security control of entrusted personal data.We shall also firmly implement necessary and appropriate measures to protect personal data from unauthorized access from the outside, destruction, manipulation, leakage and other threats and will regularly upgrade the level of these measures in step with advances in technology.

7. Requests on Retained Personal Data for Disclosure, Correction, etc.

Upon receiving a request on any retained personal data, such as a request for notification of the purpose of that data, disclosure, correction and discontinuance of utilization, etc. under the Act, B&S shall appropriately meet such request pursuant to applicable laws and regulations after verifying that the request is actually being made by the person concerned (in some cases, you may be required to present a driver’s license, passport, or other official ID). We ask for your understanding and cooperation if we charge a handling fee as to any request for the said notification and disclosure. Please contact us with the following contact point.

8. Policy review

B&S will regularly review this Policy and may make improvements to it as needed. All revisions to this Policy will be posted on this website.

9. Complaints/Inquiries

Please contact our customer service department if you have complaints or questions on this Policy or your personal information.

Contact Point (E-mail): contact@babasawada.com

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