Privacy Notice
(Business Partners etc.)

1.About this notice

We will process your personal data in compliance with every applicable law and any laws that replace them in the future (including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”)).

In this notice, we provide information based on such laws related to processing your personal data. This notice sets out the basis on which any personal data that you provide to us, or that we obtain about you from other sources, will be processed by us. Please take the time to read and understand this notice.

2.Information about us

For the purpose of data protection law, Cataler Corporation (“we”, “us” and “our”) is a data controller in respect of your personal data. And we are committed to respecting your privacy. (a)Our main office address: 7800 Chihama, Kakegawa City, Shizuoka Prefecture, 437-1492, Japan (b)Our phone number: +81 0537-72-3131 (c)Our website inquiry form:


In this notice: (a)your “personal data” means any data which relates to you and from which you can be identified. It may include contact details, other personal information, photographs, expressions of opinion about you or indications as to our intentions about you; (b)our “affiliates” includes our subsidiaries, our parent companies, and any subsidiaries of our parent companies; and (c)“processing” means any activity or operation that is carried out in respect of your personal data, such as collecting, storing, using, transferring or deleting it.

4.How we collect your personal data and what personal data we collect

We will collect and process the following personal data about you (collected through communications including: writings, face-to-face discussion, phone calls, e-mails, or otherwise). Such information generally includes your name, contact data (e-mail, phone number, FAX number), company name, address, position, photo, job history, academic back ground, hobby, banking information and all other personal data which is required to enter into a contract with you and to communicate with you.

In some circumstances, we may be provided such personal data relating to you by another organization. This information is necessary in order for the relevant business services to be provided to us by you, the organization you represent, or the organization that otherwise employs or engages you (“Business Partners”).

There may be circumstances where the provision of business services to us results in us collecting other types of personal data from you, or us being provided other types of personal data about you from Business Partners. If so, then we will protect such personal data to the same high standards explained in this policy and take any additional steps necessary to ensure we process such personal data in accordance with applicable laws.

5.Purpose and legal basis of processing personal data

We use the personal data that we hold about you for the following purposes:
Establishing and maintaining relationship with Business Partners, Negotiation, Marketing

We rely on several bases to process personal data lawfully:
・performance of a contract or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract in accordance with Art.6 (1)(b) GDPR ・where the processing of your personal data is necessary for the pursuance of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art.6 (1)(f) GDPR (e.g. establishing a business relationship, marketing and networking).
We will only use your personal data to the extent that it is necessary to do so to fulfil the purposes described above.

6.Disclosure of personal data to recipients

We may share your personal data with the following recipients in the situations described below: (a)Internal Use for us: We may share your personal data with our administration department and other employees who are authorised and need to access these data. (b)Affiliates: We share your personal data with our affiliates for internal administrative purposes and uses that are consistent with this Notice. (c)Service Providers: We share your personal data with third-party service providers who perform services on our behalf, for the purpose of processing employment applications, performing human resources administration and providing data servers. (d)Business Partners: We may share your personal data with business partners, such as customers or suppliers to the extent this is required for conducting and/or acquiring business with these partners (e.g., exchange of contact details). (e)Legal Process and Safety: We may disclose your personal data to legal or government regulatory authorities as required by applicable law. We may also disclose your personal data to third parties as required by applicable law in connection with claims, disputes or litigation, when otherwise required by applicable law, or if we determine its disclosure is necessary to protect the health and safety of you or others, or to enforce our legal rights or contractual commitments that you have made. (f)Business Transfers: Your personal data may be disclosed as part of a corporate business transaction, such as a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or financing or sale of company assets, and could be transferred to a third party as one of the business assets in such a transaction. It may also be disclosed in the event of insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership.

7.Transfers of personal data outside the European Economic Area

The personal data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”). It may also be processed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for our affiliates or for one of our suppliers.

Where we transfer your personal data outside the EEA, we will ensure that: (a)the recipient destination has been subject to a finding from the European Commission that it ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms that you possess in respect of your personal data; or (b)the recipient enters into standard data protection clauses with us that have been approved by the European Commission.
You can obtain more details of the protection given to your personal data when it is transferred outside the EEA (including a copy of the standard data protection clauses which we have entered into with recipients of your personal data) by contacting us in accordance with the information about us above.

8.Storage limit of personal data

We will retain the personal data that we collect about you only for as long as it is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Notice, unless a longer period is required under applicable law or is needed to resolve disputes or protect our legal rights, all in accordance with the principles set forth in Article 5(1) of the GDPR.

9.Your rights

(a)Access, rectification, erasure, restriction, data portability
Subject to the statutory requirements, the fulfilment of which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you have the following rights: ・Request from us access to your personal data pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR. ・Request from us rectification of your personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR. ・Request from us erasure of your personal data pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR. ・Request from us restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR. ・Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR.
(b)Right to object
Subject to the statutory requirements, the fulfilment of which must be assessed on a case-by-case basis, you also have the right to object to the processing of your personal data.
Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes (see section 5 above), you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
(c)Right to lodge a complaint
If you have any complaints regarding our privacy practices in the EEA, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority (i.e., supervisory authority).

10.Where to obtain more information

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen regulates data protection and privacy matters in Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. You can find out more information about your rights by contacting them, or by searching their website (


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcome. Please contact us using the information about us above.
You can also contact our data protection officer and our EU representative using the contact information below.

EU Representative
Address: Immermanstrasse 65B, 40210 Dusseldorf, Germany
E-mail Address:

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