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About JSCCPrivacy Policy

Japan Securities Clearing Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “JSCC”) believes that it is our social responsibility to protect personal information obtained over the course of performing business activities, and has drawn up this privacy policy as guideline for protection of the personal information in our possession.

1. Obtaining Personal Information

JSCC will obtain personal information using only fair and legal methods.

2. Publicity of Personal Information Usage Purposes, Etc.

When personal information is obtained by JSCC, the purposes of usage will be specified, and these purposes will be published, notified, or explicitly stated.

Additionally, JSCC will set forth the specific purposes of usage in order to make such purposes clear to an individual or a party as well as making efforts towards limiting these purposes accordingly when obtaining personal information.

3. Usage of Personal Information

JSCC will only use personal information within the boundaries necessary for achieving its usage purposes.

If the usage purposes originally specified are changed due to some significant reasons, JSCC will complete the necessary procedures in accordance with the personal information protection law, etc. However, sensitive information that is acquired over the course of duties will not be used for any purpose other than those originally specified.

4. Provision of Personal Information to a Third Party

JSCC will not provide personal information to a third party without prior consent. When providing such information to a third party, JSCC will complete the necessary procedures in accordance with the personal information protection law, etc.

5. Joint Use of Personal Information

There are some instances in which JSCC uses personal information jointly with a third party within the boundaries of usage purposes. When information is used jointly, JSCC will act in accordance with the personal information protection law, etc. However, JSCC will not use specific personal information jointly.

6. Protection and Security of Personal Information

When using personal information within the boundaries necessary to achieve usage purposes, JSCC makes efforts to ensure that the information is accurate and up to date. JSCC takes appropriate and continuous steps in security management to prevent leakage, loss or corruption of personal information.

7. Supervision of Personnel and Consignees

JSCC conducts necessary and appropriate supervision of our personnel in order to manage the security of personal information. Also, when JSCC consigns the handling of personal information to a third party, we will carefully select the third party consignee and conduct necessary and appropriate supervision of this party so that the security of personal information is appropriately managed.

8. Disclosure of Personal Information, Etc.

When an individual or a party whom the individual has entrusted makes a request through a method that JSCC sets forth for notification or disclosure of usage purposes, correction or suspension of usage, or provision of personal information that JSCC possesses, JSCC will respond faithfully to the request as specified by laws and regulations. Please refer to “Personal Information Usage at JSCC” for specific request methods.

9. Inquiry Response

JSCC maintains methods for responding to complaints and questions regarding the handling of personal information, working to ensure a speedy and earnest response. Please refer to “Personal Information Usage at JSCC” for specific inquiry methods.

10. Organizational Structure for Personal Information Protection

The President and CEO of JSCC serves as the person with the highest responsibility regarding protection of personal information. JSCC conducts appropriate personal information management through the division for personal information protection and by assigning personnel responsible for managing personal information to each department that handles such.

11. Enactment of Personal Information Protection Regulations

JSCC will draw up personal information protection regulations, etc. in order to implement this privacy policy, and will conduct thorough notification of JSCC’s executives and employees of both the privacy policy and regulations. Moreover, JSCC will periodically inspect the status of these efforts, and implement improvement measures as required.

12. Education and Training

In an effort to appropriately manage personal information, JSCC has drawn up plans for education and training for executives and employees of JSCC with regards to the privacy policy and personal information protection regulations, and conducts this education and training as needed. JSCC will periodically inspect the status of these efforts, and implement improvement measures as required.

13. Compliance with Laws and Regulations

In striving to protect personal information, JSCC will adhere to the personal information protection law and other laws and regulations, as well as financial industry guidelines regarding the protection of personal information.

14. Continuous Improvement of the Privacy Policy

In order to protect personal information, JSCC will review and improve this Privacy Policy on a continuous basis, in the light of changes to social conventions regarding personal information, advancement of information technology, and other factors.

Hironaga Miyama

President and CEO

Japan Securities Clearing Corporation

July 1, 2016