BEACON Associates

PRIVACY POLICY

In keeping with the duties stated in the laws related to the protection of private information, such as the Private Information Protection Law, and guidelines of the Competent Minister, BEACON Associates, Inc. (hereinafter “the company” or “BEACON”) is working to protect the private information of its customers through the following policies.

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Use of private information

The company uses the information gathered on its customers for the following purposes:

  • To ask for the opinion of the customers in order to improve the company’s services
  • To reply to inquiries from customers

The company will take appropriate care when using customer information it has gathered in order to protect the rights of the customer. Furthermore, the company will not use the customer information for purposes other than those outlined above without the permission of the customer. (Excluding cases where the customer has given prior consent or it is required by law.)
BEACON may use Cookies Tracking Technologies to manage our Sites and our services and collect analytics about how you use them.
These Cookies let us operate the Sites in accordance with the choices you make. These Cookies permit us to “remember” you in-between visits. For example by adjusting languages and other parts of web pages that are alterable, and provide you with the same customizations during future visits.

To refuse or withdraw my consent to the use of Cookies

If you do not want Cookies to be dropped on your device, you can adjust the setting of your Internet browser to reject the setting of all or some Cookies. For further information about how to do so, please refer to your browser ‘help’ / ‘tool’ or ‘edit’ section. Please note that if you use your browser settings to block all Cookies (including strictly necessary Cookies) you may not be able to access or use all or parts or functionalities of our Sites.
If you want to remove previously-stored Cookies, you can manually delete the Cookies at any time. However, this will not prevent the Sites from placing further Cookies on your device unless and until you adjust your Internet browser setting as described above.

Data recipients and international data transfers

In order to respond to requests from customers, the company may share customer information with group companies within a necessary scope. In these cases, the company will take responsibility for the management of the private information.
Personal data collected on the Sites may be transferred from time to time to BEACON subsidiaries and affiliates and their personnel across, as well as to our third party service providers located throughout the world, including in countries where the local law may grant you fewer rights than you have in your own country. Where required by law, we have put in place legal mechanisms designed to ensure adequate data protection of your personal data that is processed by BEACON subsidiaries, affiliates and third- party service providers, including the transfer of your personal data to countries other than the one in which you reside. Which may include the EU’s Standard Contractual Clauses. By using any of the Sites and providing information on any of them, you voluntarily consent to such trans-border transfer and hosting of such information.
BEACON will not intentionally disclose or transfer (and will take reasonable steps to prevent the unauthorized or accidental disclosure of) your personal data to third parties without your consent, whether for such third parties’ own marketing purposes or otherwise, except as follows. BEACON may provide access to your personal data to third party service providers engaged by BEACON to provide services related to the Sites, provided that such third- party service providers will first agree to maintain the strict confidentiality of such information and provide the same level of data security as provided by BEACON.

In addition, we may disclose information about you:

  • If we are required to do so by law or legal process;
  • To law enforcement authorities or other government officials;
  • When we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity;
  • If disclosure is necessary to protect the vital interests of a person;
  • To protect our property, services and legal rights;
  • To prevent fraud against McKinsey, our subsidiaries, affiliates and/or business partners;
  • To support auditing, compliance, and corporate governance functions; or
  • To comply with any and all applicable laws.

We maintain processes designed to ensure that any processing of personal data by third party service providers is consistent with this Privacy Policy and protects the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of your personal data.

Link to third-party sites

BEACON may provide links to third-party websites or information as a service to our users. If you use these links, you will leave the Sites. Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by BEACON of the third party, the third- party website, or the information contained therein, and BEACON shall not be responsible or liable for your use thereof. Such use shall be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies applicable to those sites.

Security

BEACON has implemented generally accepted standards of technology and operational security to protect personal data from loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Only authorized McKinsey personnel and third party service providers are provided access to personal data, and these employees and service providers are required to treat this information as confidential. Despite these precautions.
Data retention policy
BEACON retains personal data, as necessary, for the duration of the relevant business relationship. We may also retain personal data for longer than the duration of the business relationship should we need to retain it to protect ourselves against legal claims, use it for analysis or historical record-keeping, or comply with our information management policies and schedules. If you request that we delete your personal data, McKinsey will make reasonable attempts to delete all instances of the information in their entirety.

Your rights

Where granted by local law, you may have the right to request access to the personal data that we have collected about you for the purposes of reviewing, modifying, or requesting deletion of the data. You may also have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we have collected about you and to have any inaccuracies in that data corrected. In certain circumstances, you may also request that we cease processing your personal data.
If you would like to make a request to access, review, or correct the personal data we have collected about you, please contact to help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, before granting access to your personal data. We will make reasonable attempts to promptly investigate, comply with, or otherwise respond to your requests as may be required by applicable law. Different laws may prevent us from providing access to your personal data or otherwise fully complying with your request depending upon the circumstances and the request, such as for example, where producing your information may reveal the identity of someone else. We reserve the right to charge an appropriate fee for complying with your request where allowed by applicable law, and/or deny your requests where they may be manifestly unfounded, and/or excessive, or otherwise objectionable or unwarranted under applicable law.
In addition, and where granted by local law, you have the legal right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection authority.

Consent; changes to Privacy Policy

By using the Sites, you consent to the collection, use, and storage of your personal data by us in the manner described in this Privacy Policy we reserve the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy from time to time. We will alert you to any such changes by updating this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes to this Privacy Policy that increase our rights to use personal data that we have previously collected about you, we will obtain your consent either through an email to your registered email address or by prominently posting information about the changes on our Sites.

Inquiries

Please contact below for inquiries regarding the privacy policy, requests regarding the disclosure or correction of customer information or the suspension of use.

BEACON Associates, Inc.
5-17-2-502, Minami-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0062 Japan
Telephone: +81-3-6869-7088
E-mail:
info@beaconassociates.jp