This privacy policy only applies to residents of Japan.

Privacy Policy

Sakata Seed Corporation acquires and uses information (hereinafter, “Personal Information”), such as the name, address, phone number, and email addresses of customers, job applicants, employees, etc., to facilitate business operations.
Sakata Seed Corporation recognizes that adequately protecting Personal Information is an important responsibility and handles Personal Information in accordance with the following policies.

  1. We appropriately handle Personal Information by observing the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other relevant laws that apply to Personal Information and complying with generally accepted practices for handling Personal Information. In addition, we endeavor to improve how we handle Personal Information as needed.

  2. We make the regulations regarding the handling of Personal Information clear and familiarize employees, etc., with it. We also request our subcontractors to handle Personal Information appropriately.

  3. When acquiring Personal Information, we specify, disclose, and announce the purpose of use and handle the Personal Information in accordance with said purpose of use.

  4. We appropriately manage Personal Information while taking the required measures to prevent their leakage, loss, or alteration.

  5. We accept requests for disclosing, correcting, deleting, or suspending the use of the Personal Information we retain from the owners of said information at the designated point of contact and respond in good faith.

The name, address, and representative of the Company are as follows.
Sakata Seed Corporation
2-7-1 Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama
President, Hiroshi Sakata

Specifically, we handle Personal Information in accordance with the following.

1. The Personal Information Acquired and Used

Sakata Seed Corporation acquires and uses the following Personal Information of customers, job applicants, employees, etc., when purchasing, producing, and selling seeds, seedlings, and agricultural/horticultural materials, carrying out employment and recruitment activities, managing employees, etc.

  • Content that is written in application forms and agreements, such as name, sex, address, date of birth, phone number, and email address.

  • Purchase and service sales history, etc., during transactions.

2. Purpose of Use

We use the Personal Information we acquire for the following purposes.

[Customers]

  • Sending catalogs, monthly magazines, direct mails, etc.

  • Shipping our products.

  • Sending information concerning payments, such as sales order statements and bank transfer forms.

  • Responding to gardening inquiries and other inquiries.

  • Sending and collecting product and service surveys, running and offering sales promotions, and sending prizes as part of our advertising activities.

  • Analyzing the obtained customer’s information such as browsing history and purchase history to advertise regarding new products and services that suit their interests and preferences.

  • Developing products and improving/enhancing other services.

  • Improving and enhancing customer experience on our digital services (e.g.website, mobile application).

  • Advertising and providing information, such as products, services, campaigns, etc., through invitations, emails, etc. *1*2

  • Behavioral advertising using advertisement distributors.*1*2

  • Analyzing the attribute information and action history, etc. obtained by us to understand the customer's interests and preferences, etc.*2

  • Safely offering our products and services to customers. This includes discovering and notifying users who violate the terms of use and investigating, detecting, preventing, and handling misconduct, such as fraud and unauthorized access that misuse our services.

  • Carrying out other operations to perform any of the above operations.

[Job Applicants]

  • Contacting, sharing information, and other uses necessary for employment and recruitment activities.

  • Carrying out other operations to perform any of the above operations.

[Employees, etc.]

  • Business contact, personnel and labor management, offering employee benefits, healthcare, etc.

  • Carrying out other operations to perform any of the above operations.

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    1 We analyze information such as browsing history and purchase history obtained from customers in order to provide services and distribute advertisements.

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    2 We may link and use information obtained from third parties outside of us, such as customer’s interests and preferences, browsing history, and so on, with the customer’s Personal Information that we already have. In this case, we will use the customer’s Personal Information within the scope of the purpose of use specified in advance with the prior consent.

3. Provision of Personal Information to Subcontractors and Supervision

When outsourcing some tasks and providing the necessary Personal Information to the subcontractors, Sakata Seed Corporation exercises appropriate supervision by concluding an agreement with the subcontractors regarding the handling of Personal Information, etc.

4. Provision to Third Parties

The Company will not disclose or provide Personal Information to third parties except in the case mentioned above in item 3. or in the following cases.

  1. The owner of the Personal Information has consented.

  2. The information is disclosed or provided as part of statistical data or in any other form that does not identify its owner.

  3. We refer to a Personal Information research organization and use the registered Personal Information of customers to set an appropriate credit limit (usage limit) for them.

  4. We are legally requested to disclose or provide the Personal Information.

  5. It is necessary to protect human life, prevent injury, or protect property, and it is difficult to obtain the owner’s consent.

  6. The government or local public entities, etc., need our cooperation to implement public affairs, and obtaining the owner’s consent may get in the way of performing said affairs.

5. Joint Use

Sakata Seed Corporation jointly uses Personal Information with its group companies as follows.

1. The Personal Data Items Jointly Used

[Customers]
Name, address, phone number, date of birth, customer number, transaction details

[Job Applicants]
Information, resume, work history document, etc., submitted at the time of applying

[Employees, etc.]
Information regarding personnel and labor management, employee benefits, social insurance, healthcare, etc.

2. Joint Users

[Customers]

[Job Applicants and Employees, etc.]

Please refer to the following link for details on overseas system for protecting Personal Information and so on.
https://www.ppc.go.jp/personalinfo/legal/kaiseihogohou/#gaikoku

3. Purpose of Joint Use

[Customers]

  • Shipping our products.

  • Sending information concerning payments, such as sales order statements and bank transfer forms.

  • Responding to gardening inquiries and other inquiries.

  • Analyzing the obtained customer’s browsing history and purchase history, etc. to advertise new products and services that suit their interests and preferences.

  • Developing products and improving/enhancing other services.

  • Improving and enhancing customer experience on the Company's digital services (website, mobile application, etc.).

  • Advertising and providing information on products, services, campaigns, etc., through invitations, emails, etc.*1*2

  • Behavioral advertising using advertisement distributors.*1*2

  • Analyzing the attribute information and action history, etc. obtained by the Company to understand the customer's interests and preferences, etc.*2

  • Safely offering the Company's products and services to customers. This includes detecting and notifying users who violate the terms of use and investigating, detecting, preventing, and handling misconduct, such as fraud and unauthorized access that misuse our services.

  • Carrying out other operations to perform any of the above operations.

[Job Applicants]

  • Contacting, sharing information, and other uses necessary for employment and recruitment activities.

  • Carrying out other operations to perform any of the above operations.

[Employees, etc.]

  • Business contact, personnel and labor management, offering employee benefits, healthcare, etc.

  • Carrying out other operations to perform any of the above operations.

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    1 We analyze information such as browsing history and purchase history obtained from customers in order to provide services and distribute advertisements.

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    2 We may link and use information obtained from third parties outside of us, such as customer’s interests and preferences, browsing history, and so on, with the customer’s Personal Information that we already have. In this case, we will use the customer’s Personal Information within the scope of the purpose of use specified in advance with the prior consent.

We are responsible for the Personal Information we share.
Please see above for our address and representative.

6. Personal Information Management

To strictly protect Personal Information, Sakata Seed Corporation continuously trains employees and implements safety measures in its system and administration.

  1. When handling Personal Information, a general administration manager is appointed, and a manager is assigned to each division to protect Personal Information.

  2. Sakata Seed Corporation has implemented measures to its system to prevent unauthorized external access.

7. Online Shopping

  1. We use encrypted communication for the Personal Information transmitted through online shopping to prevent theft and alteration of Personal Information.

  2. We maintain an access log for the online shop, but we do not use this log except for analyzing the operation of our website, creating documents, and investigating unauthorized access.

8. Disclosure, Correction, and Suspension of Use, etc. of Personal Information

If the owner of the personal data retained by Sakata Seed Corporation wishes to disclose their own information, correct, remove, suspend its use, or delete it, Sakata Seed Corporation will respond within the appropriate period and scope after verifying that the request was made by the owner of the personal data.

If you wish to disclose your own information, please download the following PDF file and send it back after filling in the required fields. The PDF document is only available in Japanese.

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    They are only available in Japanese.

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    Please note that by suspending the use of your Personal Information or deleting it, we may no longer be able to offer you a service that meets your needs.

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    We may not be able to accept your request for suspending the use of or deleting information that we retain based on applicable laws.

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    Please get in touch with the point of contact mentioned below for more details on how to apply.

9. Inquiries

Please reach out to the point of contact mentioned below if you have suggestions or further inquiries regarding the handling of Personal Information.

[Customers]
2-7-1 Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama 224-0041
Sakata Seed Corporation | Personal Information Point of Contact (Legal Department)
Fax: +(81)(0)45-945-8862
Email: privacy@sakata-seed.co.jp

In responding to your phone call, we may record the conversation to accurately understand the details of your suggestion, request, or inquiry and improve our services in the future.

[Job Applicants and Employees, etc.]
2-7-1 Nakamachidai, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama 224-0041
Sakata Seed Corporation | Personal Information Point of Contact (Human Resource Planning Department)
Fax: +(81)(0)45-945-8815
Email: personnel@sakata-seed.co.jp

[Last Updated: April 1, 2022]