Privacy Policy

  • Personal Information Protection Policy

    Recruit Co., Ltd. provides, through a variety of media, including information magazines, the Internet, mobile devices, events, and service counters, various chances for companies and individuals, in different aspects of their lives, as expressed in its brand message "Meet your opportunity." In operating its business, RECRUIT handles the personal information of a large number of customers and employees. Therefore, RECRUIT has established this Policy and a personal information management system based on its Code of Ethics, through which RECRUIT, as a company, is committed to realizing the responsible handling of personal information.

     Policy 1: RECRUIT will, to the extent possible, specify the purposes of use of the personal information, and will properly handle the personal information within the scope necessary to achieve such purposes. RECRUIT will take measures to ensure the prevention of any use of the personal information other than for the intended purposes of use.
     Policy 2: RECRUIT will obtain personal information only through legitimate and appropriate means.
     Policy 3: RECRUIT will not provide any third party with the personal information of any individual without the consent of such individual.
     Policy 4: In managing personal information, RECRUIT will make efforts to take all necessary and appropriate measures to ensure the prevention and correction of any leakage, loss or damage of the personal information, as well as the otherwise secure management of the personal information.
     Policy 5: In handling personal information, RECRUIT will make efforts to ensure that the individual who has provided the information may properly be involved in the handling process, and make efforts to keep the personal information accurate and updated to the extent possible.
     Policy 6: RECRUIT will comply with laws and regulations pertaining to the protection of personal information, and establish, continuously review and comply with its internal rules pertaining to the protection of personal information.
     Policy 7: RECRUIT will have a section for responding to complaints and consultations concerning the protection of personal information and make efforts to properly respond to such complaints and consultations.

    Recruit Co., Ltd..
    Yoshihiro Kitamura, President and Representative Director

    (Supplementary Provisions)
    Established and implemented on April 17, 2002
    Revised on April 2, 2003
    Revised on April 1, 2004
    Revised on December 15, 2005
    Revised on June 6, 2007
    Revised on March 5, 2008
  • Regarding the handling of personal information

    Recruit Co., Ltd. ("RECRUIT") shall post this privacy policy, shall respect the privacy of companies, affiliated companies, associations, etc., that use the services provided in accordance with this privacy policy ("Services") (“Service Using Companies, etc.”) and each person ("User") who uses the Services and shall handle the personal information (as defined below) of all Users with the utmost care in the management thereof.
  • Personal information

    Personal information means information concerning a User as an individual, which can identify the User based on the name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, educational institution, or other descriptions, etc. constituting such information. In addition, any information which cannot identify the User solely by itself but can easily be cross-referenced with other information and, as a result thereof, can identify the User, is also included in the scope of personal information.
  • Purposes of use of personal information

    RECRUIT shall use personal information only for the following purposes, and shall not use any personal information beyond these purposes of use:

    A. Personal authentication of Users and provision of various services to such Users;
    B. Distribution and sending of communications, mail magazines, direct mail, various announcements, etc. relating to the use of the Services;
    C. Provision of personal information to Service Using Companies, etc., subject to Users’ consent/application;
    D. Distribution/display of advertisements, contents, etc., based on attribute information, terminal information, location information, action history records, etc., and provision of the Services ;
    E. Improvement of the Services, development and marketing of new services;
    F. Conduct of campaigns, questionnaires, monitoring trials, interviews, etc.;
    G. Distribution of URL information to senders of blank emails;
    H. Confirmation and responses to the content of comments, inquiries and word-of-mouth postings received concerning the Services; and
    I. Investigation into: the act of making various types of applications; various types of multiple applications; assignment of rights; registration of false information for commercial/reutilization purposes, which are prohibited by the terms of use, etc., as well as confirmation of details of the content of such applications based on the foregoing.
  • Addressee information received from Users

    Under the Services, RECRUIT may receive, from a User, addressee information other than the information of such User, in order to send messages, products, etc., on behalf of the User.
    Under the Services, addressee information will be used solely for sending messages, products, etc., based on the relevant User’s request and will be properly managed as personal information.
    Addressee information shall be registered, changed or deleted at the discretion of the relevant User, and, as a general rule, will not be changed or deleted at the Services’ side. Anyone who wishes to change or delete addressee information is requested to contact the User who has sent the message, products, etc., to the addressee.
    If an addressee does not know the sender, please refer to the following contact in charge of personal information management.
  • Voluntary nature of provision of personal information

    Users who fail to enter information in each of the items required for the performance of the respective services constituting the Services may not be able to receive such respective services.
  • Provision of personal information to third parties

    RECRUIT, as a general rule, does not provide any third party with any User’s personal information without the consent of such User. RECRUIT provides third parties with personal information only if it has obtained the User's consent thereto, specifying the party to whom the information is to be disclosed and the content of information to be disclosed. However, RECRUIT may provide personal information without the User's consent within the scope not conflicting with related laws and regulations, where any of the following applies:

    A. RECRUIT considers that the User will cause disadvantage to a third party;
    B. Providing such personal information is specifically necessary for the improvement of public health or the sound growth of children, and obtaining approval therefor from the User is difficult;
    C. It is necessary to cooperate with a governmental organization or a local government, or a person designated by the same in the performance of administrative work prescribed by laws or regulations, and obtaining the consent of the User thereto will likely hinder the performance of such administrative work;
    D. The disclosure of the personal information is required by a court, public prosecutor's office, police or any other organization having similar authority;
    E. User has expressly requested that his/her personal information be disclosed or provided to third parties;
    F. It is permitted by law or regulations to disclose or provide the personal information; or
    G. The personal information is provided in connection with a business succession due to merger or otherwise, to the extent that the personal information is handled within the scope of the purposes of use applicable prior to such succession.
  • Disclaimer concerning the provision of personal information to third parties

    RECRUIT will not be responsible for the acquisition of personal information by a third party where any of the following applies:

    A. A User indicates his/her own personal information to a specific company, using any function under the Services or by other means (As for the handling of personal information in the Service Using Companies, etc., please directly make inquiries to each of the Service Using Companies, etc.);
    B. A User is unexpectedly identified by any activities or other information entered by the User under the Services;
    C. A User provides personal information to, and the User’s personal information is used at, an external site linked by the Services; or
    D. Anyone other than a User obtains the User’s information (ID, password, etc.) which can identify the User as an individual.
  • Outsourcing of personal information processing

    RECRUIT may outsource personal information handling work in part or in whole. RECRUIT shall be responsible for the handling of personal information by the party to which such work is outsourced.
  • Use of statistically-processed data

    RECRUIT may, based on personal information provided to it, create statistical data which shall be processed in a manner that cannot identify any individual. RECRUIT may, without restriction, use such statistical data that cannot indentify individuals.
  • Modifications, etc. to personal information

    As a general rule, only the User himself/herself can request notification regarding the “purposes of use of the personal information,” or any disclosure or correction of, addition to, deletion or suspension of his/her registered personal information, or the provision thereof to third parties (“Modification, etc., of Personal Information”). For specific methods, please refer to the following contact person in charge of personal information management. However, RECRUIT may not agree to comply with a request for the Modification, etc., of Personal Information where any of the following applies:

    A. The Modification, etc., of Personal Information is likely to cause damage to the life, limb, property or other rights or interests of the User or any third party;
    B. The Modification, etc., of Personal Information is likely to considerably hinder the proper performance of the Services; or
    C. The Modification, etc., of Personal Information would constitute a violation of any other laws or regulations.

    Furthermore, RECRUIT may not agree to comply with a request for the Modification, etc., of Personal Information if such Modification, etc., of Personal Information requires excessive cost, or if the performance of such Modification, etc., of Personal Information is otherwise difficult, and instead RECRUIT ensures that necessary alternative measures shall be taken for the protection of the rights and interests of the User.
  • Accuracy of personal information

    RECRUIT shall make efforts to accurately data process the personal information provided to it. However, Users shall be responsible for ensuring that the personal information they provide is accurate and up-to-date.
  • Restrictions on acquisition of sensitive personal information

    RECRUIT, as a general rule, shall not obtain any User’s personal information which contains any of the following information, unless the personal information has been provided by the User himself/herself:

    A. Information relating to personal philosophy, belief or religion;
    B. Information relating to race, ethnic background, family background, domicile (except for information on the prefecture where the User is located), physical or mental disability or criminal record or other matters that may cause social discrimination;
    C. Information relating to the right to organize, or any acts of collective bargaining or other collective actions as a worker;
    D. Information relating to participation in acts of mass demonstration, exercise of petition rights or other political rights; or
    E. Information relating to health and medical conditions or sex life.
  • Identification

    In the event of a membership registration for each web service, or the use of the Services by a member, or RECRUIT’s response to a User’s request for the disclosure, correction, deletion, or suspension of use of such User’s personal information, etc, RECRUIT shall verify the relevant individual’s identity based on information that can identify such individual (i.e., name, address, telephone number, date of birth, e-mail address, member ID number, password, etc.). However, RECRUIT shall not be responsible in the event of any third party obtaining and using information that can identify the relevant individual.
  • Acquisition or use of attribute information, terminal information, location information and action history records, etc

    ・Cookies, etc., among the attribute information, terminal information, location information and action history records, etc. (“Action History Records, etc.”):
    RECRUIT uses Cookies for User privacy protection, increased convenience, distribution of advertisements, and acquisition of statistical data. In addition, RECRUIT may obtain, using Cookies, JavaScript and other technology, attribute information such as age, gender, occupation and residential area, etc., which cannot identify the individual (limited to those attributes which cannot identify the individual by a combination thereof), as well as Users’ action history records within the website of the Services (such as URLs and content accessed and the order in which such URLs and content were viewed) as well as location information based on Users’ consent/application at the time of use of smart phones, etc., among the information provided by the User. However, no personal information shall be included in the Cookies or Action History Records, etc. In addition, the Services use action targeting advertisement services in order to distribute appropriate advertisements to Users. If a User wishes to cancel such services, please access the opt-out page and follow the instructions provided.(Users accessing the Services via a mobile phone may not be able to use such opt-out function.)
    The opt-out page is here.

    ・Access logs, etc., among Action History Records, etc., in the following case:
    When a User uses the Services by logging into the same, RECRUIT may, upon identifying the identity of such User, distribute/display advertisements, contents, etc., and provide the Services by way of using the Action History Records, etc., prior to such log-in by the User. To unsubscribe from such advertisements, etc., please contact the person responsible for management of the personal information, specified below.

  • Person responsible for the management of personal information

    Recruit Co., Ltd.
    Corporate Executive Officers in charge of applicable services
    For any inquiries concerning personal information, please contact here:
    *Please be advised, in advance, that all telephone calls may be recorded to ensure the accuracy of the content thereof.
  • Modifications to Privacy Policy

    Unless otherwise prescribed in laws and regulations, etc., RECRUIT shall be entitled to modify this Privacy Policy from time to time.
  • Joint use of the personal information

    In order to develop value-added services for Users, RECRUIT is committed to improving the level of service within the companies using Recruit ID. In order to do so, the companies using Recruit ID jointly use personal information by way of taking appropriate security measures, under strict management, within the following scope:

    ・Companies jointly using personal information and services
    For the names of the companies jointly using the personal information and services (“Applicable Services”), please see here.

    ・Item and scope of personal information to be jointly used and the acquisition method thereof
    If a User registers as a member for the Applicable Services, any information entered and the Applicable Service usage history records as well as any information falling under any and all action history records such as access, searches and bookmarks, etc. shall be jointly used in the Applicable Services.

    ・Purpose of use by a person/entity that jointly uses personal information
    Same as the purpose of use under the Applicable Services.

    ・Person responsible for management of jointly used personal information
    Recruit Co., Ltd.
    Corporate Executive Officers in charge of applicable services

    Please contact here: