Privacy Policy

Creed Corporation Personal Information Protection Policy Creed’s Commitment to Protecting Personal Information

Creed Corporation (the “Company”) believes that the protection and proper control of personal information is an important social responsibility. The Company has consequently established the Personal Information Protection Policy, set out below, to enable it to consistently fulfill this responsibility.

1. Basic policy

The Company is committed to respecting and complying with legislation and community standards with respect to the protection of personal information and to the appropriate handling and protection of personal information.

2. Acquisition, use and provision of personal information

The Company will acquire personal information by appropriate means and make a disclosure, notification or statement of the purposes of use. The Company will not use any personal information for any purpose other than the purposes of use without the consent of the information owner.
The Company will follow the statutory procedures to provide or disclose personal information to third parties.

3. Purposes of use of personal information

The personal information that the Company acquires, such as name, home address, date of birth, business address, annual income, phone numbers and e-mail address, will be used for the following purposes:

(1) Implementation of contracts and provision of information and services concerning transactions such as the sale, purchase, brokerage, leasing and management of real estate, including beneficial interests in trust
(2) Implementation of contracts and provision of information and services concerning transactions such as the sale, purchase, brokerage, management of loans
(3) Implementation of contracts and provision of information and services concerning investment, loan management and other advisory operations (such as counseling on investment and effective asset management)
(4) Implementation of contracts and provision of information and services concerning investment in and financing for businesses and similar
(5) Implementation of contracts and provision of information and services concerning due diligence operations (examination and assessment of investment values)
(6) Customer trend analyses for the provision of information and services stated in (1) to (5) above and research and analyses in product development, price appraisals and suchlike
(7) Visits for providing information and services stated in (1) and (3) above, dispatch of postal matters and sales and marketing activities such as sales promotion by telephone, facsimile, e-mail and similar.
(8) Storage of books and other materials pursuant to Article 49 (obligation to retain books) of the Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business Law
(9) Offering of personal information to third parties in the event of using personal information as a “ground for opinions” prescribed in Paragraph 2, Article 34-2 of the Building Lots and Buildings Transaction Business Law
(10) Selection of officers and employees to be hired or appointed by the Company’s Group
(11) Operations incidental to operations and administrative work concerning (1) to (5) and (10) above
(12) Provision of personal information to third parties within the scope necessary to achievement of the purposes of use stated in (1) to (4) above

4. Providing personal information to third parties

Apart from the case of providing personal information pursuant to the statutory provisions, necessary items such as real estate information, name and address of an information owner or of his or her family from among the personal information collected by the Company may be provided to third parties to the extent necessary to attain the purpose of use, as well as by means of written documents, postal matter, telephone, facsimile, electronic mail, advertising media and similar.
This provision of information will be discontinued at the request of the information owner. However, this shall not apply to any personal information that the Company has collected with the individual consent of the information owner to the provision of that personal information to third parties.
[Examples of third parties to which personal information may be provided]
*Listed below are some examples. Note, however, that third parties shall not be limited to those listed below.

(1) Parties with which the Company has entered into or may enter into contracts or transactions
(2) Other building lots and building transaction businesses
(3) Operators and organizations engaged in online and/or other advertising
(4) Designated distribution organizations (registration of properties, notification of contract conclusion, business activities using data owned by the organizations, price appraisal, etc.)
(5) Judicial scriveners and land and house investigators involved in property registration
(6) Financial institutions involved in financing
(7) Management operators, financial institutions administering the bank accounts to which payments are transferred, officials of the management association, etc. in connection with real estate management
(8) Attorneys, certified public accountants, tax accountants, real estate appraisers and certified social insurance labor consultants offering expert advice and services
(9) Credit information organizations, real estate research institutions, etc.
(10) Business partners of member companies in the Company’s Group

5. Joint use of personal information

In the event of inviting applications for employment and appointment as officers in the Company’s Group, personal information obtained by the Company will be jointly used.

(1) Eligible joint users: Subsidiaries and affiliated companies in the Company’s Group
(2) Items of personal information subject to joint use: Personal information concerning a person and his or her family, such as name and address, obtained at the time of inviting applications for employment or appointment as officers in the Company’s Group
(3) Purpose of use: Selection of officers and employees to be appointment or hired by the Company’s Group
(4) Responsible administrator: Creed Corporation

6. Actions for safety control of personal information

The Company will take the necessary and appropriate actions to ensure the proper and careful control of personal information owned by the Company and to protect personal information from unauthorized access, loss, falsification, leakage and suchlike.

7. Outsourced handling of personal information

The Company may contract with an external service provider to handle the personal information owned by the Company.
In this event, the Company will choose a service provider that takes appropriate measures to protect personal information and will exercise the necessary and appropriate supervision.

8. Procedures for disclosure, correction, etc. of personal information

The Company will immediately respond to any request received from any information owner for the disclosure, correction, discontinuation of use or similar of that information owner’s personal information held by the Company. The response will follow procedures defined separately. To view these procedures, please refer to the “Procedures for Disclosure, Correction, etc. of Personal Information.”

9. Inquiries about personal information

Please address any inquiries, comments and requests concerning the Company’s handling of personal information to the following:
[Contact for inquiries]
Personal Information Disclosure Reception
Creed Corporation
#411, CENTRAL PARK TOWER La Tour SHINJUKU,
6-15-1, Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160-0023, Japan
Phone +81-3-5321-6511