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Management of Personal Information

Authense IP shall handle the personal information of clients who use the services provided by Authense IP (hereinafter, "Authense IP's services"), users of Authense IP's services, and other related parties (hereinafter, "clients") in accordance with the "Personal Information Protection Policy (Privacy Policy)" and strive to protect such personal information through appropriate management.

Specifically, Authense IP shall handle personal information in accordance with the following terms:

1. Acquisition of Personal Information

 Authense IP will lawfully and properly acquire personal information to the extent necessary, to achieve the intended purpose of use.

2. Purpose of Use of Personal Information

 Authense IP will use personal information of clients held by Authense IP for the following purposes.

(1) Personal information regarding clients

①Verification of identity, confirmation of conflicts of interest, and prevention of fraudulent requests in the course of receiving instructions from clients.

②Provision, execution, and improvement of patent attorney services and Authense IP's services.

③Sending greeting cards, notifications, and other information related to Authense IP's services and members, and providing information in relation to the Firm's services.

④Announcing the information and responding to the inquiries relating to the books, seminars, blogs, email magazines, SNS information from Authense IP and its members.

⑤Implementation of marketing, conduct of questionnaires, and monitoring.

⑥Maintenance and improvement of Authense IP's website and prevention of fraudulent activities.

⑦Performance of any other activities related to the above purposes.

(2) Personal information regarding job applicants and former employees

①Provision and notification of employment information to job applicants (including patent attorneys, staff, interns, etc.) and reception of visits to Authense IP regarding the job application.

②Management of employment procedures at Authense IP (communication, implementation of selection procedures, determination of acceptance or rejection, and personnel management and education after employment).

③Provision of information and notification to former employees.

④Performance of any other activities related to the above purposes.

3. Use of Personal Information beyond the Intended Purpose

 Authense IP shall only use personal information for the purposes mentioned above and shall not use it for any other purposes without the consent of the individual concerned, unless otherwise specified by law or notified/publicized for the purpose of use separately.

4. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

 Authense IP shall not disclose or provide personal information of the clients to third parties, except in cases where one of the following applies, but shall endeavor to disclose or provide only the minimum necessary information within the scope not contrary to relevant laws and regulations.

①When the client has given consent;

②When required by law;

③When it is difficult to obtain the consent of the client and it is necessary to protect human life, body or property;

④When it is difficult to obtain the consent of the client and it is particularly necessary to promote public health or the sound upbringing of children;

⑤When it is necessary to cooperate with a national or local government organization or a person entrusted by it to perform duties prescribed by law, and obtaining the consent of the client may interfere with the performance of such duties; or

⑥When business succession is carried out due to merger, division, business transfer or other reasons.

5. Outsourcing of Personal Information Handling

 The Corporation may outsource the handling of all or part of the personal information obtained from clients within the necessary scope to achieve the purpose of use. In this case, necessary and appropriate supervision shall be carried out for the outsourced entity to ensure the safe management of personal information.

6. Joint Use

 Authense IP may jointly use all items of personal data held by it, including the individual's name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, and other contact information, within the scope of the purposes stated in 2 above with Authense Law Firm, Authense Tax Accountant Firm, Authense Labor and Social Security Attorney Firm, Authense Holdings Inc., and Authense Consulting Inc. In this case, the manager of the personal data shall be Authense IP.

7. Procedures for Requests for Disclosure

 Authense IP will respond to requests for notification/disclosure of the purpose of use, correction/addition/deletion of the contents, suspension of use, erasure, and suspension of provision to third parties (hereinafter, "Disclosure") of personal data held by Authense IP in accordance with the following methods at the request of the client or other parties.

(1) Persons who can request Disclosure

①The person in question

②The legal representative of the person in question in the case of a minor or adult under guardianship

③A proxy designated by the person in question for the procedure of requesting the Disclosure.

(2) Required documents when making request for Disclosure

①In the case of the person in question making the procedure

・Authense IP's designated application form for the Disclosure (with a seal registered on the certificate of seal registration)

・Proof of identity

・Certificate of seal registration

②In the case of a representative making the procedure

・Authense IP's designated application form for the Disclosure

・Proof of identity (for both the person in question and the proxy)

・Power of attorney designated by Authense IP

(3) Reception desk for requests for Disclosure
Authense IP Personal Information Protection Inquiry Desk

Phone number: 05-8881-6025

Email address:


(4) Fee for requests for Disclosure

 When requesting the Disclosure of personal information under this section, a fee of 1,000 yen (including tax) will be charged for each request. Please enclose a stamp or postal money order. The fee will not be refunded for any reason.

(5) Method and timing of response to requests for Disclosure

 When a request for the Disclosure is made by the client or other parties and it is confirmed by Authense IP that it is personal information of the person in question, Authense IP will respond in writing to the person in question or the proxy within a reasonable period of time. If the Fiem is unable to respond, it will inform you of the reason.

(6) Cases where non-the Disclosure is necessary
 Authense IP will not disclose the requested information in the following cases, and Authense IP will notify you of the reason if it decide not to disclose the information.

①When Authense IP cannot confirm that the requester is the owner of the personal data it hold.

②When a proxy applies, but Authense IP cannot confirm the proxy's authority.

③When there are errors in the the disclosure request form or the request procedure does not follow Authense IP's reception procedure.

④When the subject of the the disclosure request does not correspond to personal data Authense IP hold.

⑤When there is a risk of harming the life, body, honor, property or other rights or interests of the individual or a third party.

⑥When there is a risk of significantly obstructing the proper performance of Authense IP's business.

⑦When there is a risk of violating the duty of confidentiality in our relationship with the client or other party.

⑧When it would violate other laws and regulations.

⑨When Authense IP are not obligated to disclose the information based on the Act on the Protection of Personal Information or other applicable laws and regulations.

8. Voluntariness of Personal Information Provision

 Whether or not the client provides their personal information to Authense IP is at the discretion of the client. However, if the client does not provide the requested information, Authense IP may not be able to achieve the client's intended purpose, such as providing our services or answering inquiries. Please note this in advance.

9. Acquisition of Personal Information by an Unrecognizable Method by the Person Himself/Herself

 In order to use the website appropriately and to analyze the usage status of clients, etc., Authense IP may use cookies (*1), web beacons (*2), and other similar technologies. Cookies and web beacons, etc., may be used for statistical analysis and other purposes as anonymous information. In addition, they may be associated with information that identifies clients, etc., in order to provide more customized services.

[When browsing the website]

 Users can reject the receipt of cookies and data with similar functions by changing the settings of their browsers, which will disable the association between cookie information/web beacons and anonymous browsing information. However, in that case, users may not be able to achieve their intended purpose through that website. Please be aware of this in advance.

[When reveiving delivery]

 Authense IP may use web beacons in HTML emails (*3) to improve website operations or for other business activities. When reading HTML emails, browsing information such as whether the email was opened/previewed, and images or text clicked by the user, is transmitted to and recorded by Authense IP as information that can identify the customer personally, rather than anonymous information. If you do not want such information to be recorded, please follow the procedure to stop the delivery of HTML emails. However, in that case, you will not be able to use Authense IP's HTML email delivery service. Please be aware of this in advance.

 *1 Cookies are a technology that allows a web server to send and store certain data files on a user's computer or other device when the user accesses a specific website, making it possible for the web server to identify the previous usage status of the user's device when the user accesses the same website again.

 *2 Web beacons (clear GIF) are a mechanism for recording browsing information on the web server side when a user views small, invisible images embedded on a website or in an HTML email.

 *3 HTML emails are electronic mails in which the body is written in HTML (language) used for the layout of websites, and usually contain photos or images.

10. Measures for the Safe Management of Personal Information

(1) Authense IP takes reasonable security measures to prevent risks related to personal information of clients, such as loss, destruction, alteration, and leakage, etc., under its management. However, Authense IP cannot guarantee complete protection against risks related to personal information due to the nature of the internet and email.

(2) Authense IP may use advertisements delivered by third parties, such as Yahoo Japan Corporation. In connection with this, these third parties may obtain and use cookie information, identifier for advertisers, and browsing behavior information of users who visit Authense IP's website. The cookie information and identifier for advertisers obtained by these third parties will be handled in accordance with their respective privacy policies. Users can access the opt-out page provided on the third party's website to stop the use of cookie information and identifier for advertisers for advertisement delivery by the third party.

(3) Authense IP's website may contain links to other websites. Authense IP does not take any responsibility for the terms and conditions of use or privacy policies of other websites. Users are advised to always be aware of when they leave Authense IP's website and to read the terms and conditions of use and privacy policies of other websites before providing their personal information.

11. Inquiries and Complaints

 Please contact the following for inquiries and complaints regarding the handling of personal information by Authense IP.

Authense IP Personal Information Protection Inquiry Desk

Phone number: 03-8881-6025

Email address:

Established on January 3, 2023.

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