Privacy Policy

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (hereinafter "MHI") recognizes that all personal information managed and used in its business activities must be handled and protected with the utmost care. Therefore, MHI will follow the basic policy stated below.

  1. MHI will comply with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information and other relevant laws, regulations and guidelines set forth by Japanese governmental authorities or other applicable governmental authorities.
  2. MHI will not acquire or use any personal information through false or other improper means.
  3. MHI will use personal information only to the extent and for the purposes specified, which will be announced or noticed to the persons to whom the information pertains at or before the time of collection.
  4. MHI will endeavor to keep such personal information accurate and up-to-date.
  5. MHI will take necessary and appropriate measures to maintain the security of such personal information.
  6. MHI will furnish its employees and contractors handling such personal information with the necessary and appropriate guidance and supervision.
  7. MHI will not provide personal information to any unaffiliated third party without the consent of the person involved, other than (i) as required by applicable law, or (ii) to our service providers for legitimate business purposes.
  8. If MHI receives an inquiry from a person about the use or content of personal information related to that person, it will provide a reasonable response.
  9. If MHI receives any complaints regarding the handling of personal information, it will resolve such complaints in a timely and appropriate manner.
  10. MHI will establish rules and management systems for proper handling and protection of personal information and will thoroughly adhere to them.
  11. MHI will engage in a strong effort to further enhance personal information protection systems by regularly reviewing and updating all rules and procedures regarding the handling of personal information, including this policy.

Updated: April 1, 2022
2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
Seiji Izumisawa, President

For information regarding the business purposes, the practical handling method of personal information by MHI, refer to the following:

1. Use of Personal Information

MHI will acquire and use personal information only as needed or helpful for its business performance according to its business purposes. (See “7. Activities of MHI”.) The business purposes of personal information are:

  • To make applications for transactions between MHI and its customers and other parties concerned with its businesses; obtain confirmation regarding customers and other parties concerned; review and assess such transactions; execute and manage agreements; and conduct termination and other proceedings following termination of agreements with customers and contractors.
  • To issue notices regarding improvement of MHI products and services and of associated products and services, and respond to customer inquiries regarding such products and services.
  • To respond to inquiries about the products and services provided by parties having business relations with MHI.
  • To allow its shareholders to perform their rights and to perform obligations to its shareholders in accordance with the Companies Act; facilitate the implementation of various policies to ensure efficient communications with its shareholders; create data under certain standards in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; and other measures to facilitate the mutual understanding between MHI and its shareholders.
  • To confirm applications for and participation in various exhibitions and seminars, communicate with lecturers, and report on the results of studies and events to the persons involved, and also to provide visitors with access to MHI's facilities.
  • To make contact with the members of any organizations in which MHI is a member, and issue various notices from MHI according to the purposes of activity of such organizations.
  • To send publications issued by MHI to persons who request them, and to distribute e-mails to the applicants for the MHI electronic mailing service.
  • To communicate and enter into joint contracts with various research institutes based on MHI's R&D activities, to which the paragraph a. above shall apply accordingly; participate in academic societies; make recommendations for prizes awarded by academic societies; and make and manage joint patent applications.
  • To communicate with journalists and analysts in publicity activities.
  • To receive applications for employment, communicate with and issue the notification of employment to the applicants, and other issues concerning recruitment activities.
  • To communicate and conduct transactions with public accountants, attorneys and patent attorneys concerned with the business activities of MHI.
  • To communicate with the officers, directors, employees or any related persons in the subsidiaries and affiliates of MHI in the course of performance of business activities other than those as stated above.
  • To issue notices to MHI's retired employees and to communicate with the families of MHI's employees.
  • To issue notices to supporters of MHI's amateur baseball, marathon and rugby teams regarding activities of the respective associations.
  • To exchange necessary information between MHI and its cooperative, non-regular, temporary, part-time and student workers in execution of contracts with them and performance of their works.
  • To receive personal information provided for any order-based works and to complete such works within MHI's scope of business.
  • To personalize or improve MHI’s website experience and to deliver content relevant to the interests of our website visitors, including targeted advertising through our website or third-party websites.
  • To fulfill the reason the information was provided to MHI.
  • To conduct business activities incidental or related to the above business purposes.

MHI may provide personal information to a third party with the approval of each respective individual, consign the handling of personal information to a third party, or share personal information with subsidiaries and/or affiliates of MHI to the extent that such personal information is required for a business purpose as stated above.
(Please see the following “4. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties” and “5. Joint Use of Personal Information”.)

If any personal information is acquired or used for any other business purposes than those described above, a notice or announcement will be issued separately.

2. Possession of Personal Information

MHI possesses and will possess personal information including, without limitation, names, addresses, telephone numbers, FAX numbers, e-mail addresses, gender, ages, memberships, departments and titles of its customers, suppliers and other related companies.

MHI does not acquire and possess any personal information that is not intended for the business purposes listed above. (See “1. Use of Personal Information”.)

3. Personal Information Management

MHI will take necessary and appropriate measures to ensure the security of the personal information possessed by it and endeavor to maintain the contents of such personal information are accurate and up-to-date to the extent necessary for business purposes.

Personal information which is no longer necessary for business purposes will be disposed of in an appropriate manner.
MHI takes the following main security control measures:

  • Formulation of a basic policy
    To ensure proper handling of personal data, MHI formulates a basic policy regarding compliance with related laws, regulations, guidelines, etc., a contact point for handling questions and complaints, and other matters.
  • Establishment of rules regarding the handling of personal data
    MHI formulates personal information protection rules that stipulate the responsible persons of the company and each department including their duties, as well as the way to handle personal data for each stage, including acquisition, use, management, provision and responding to requests from the concerned individual.
  • Organizational security control measures
    • MHI appoints the person and department responsible for protecting personal information for the company and assign a responsible person in each department to monitor employees, and maintains an organization for reporting to and notifying the responsible person in case of a violation or suspected violation of laws or the personal information protection rules.
    • In cases where all or part of the handling of personal data is entrusted to a subcontractor, MHI selects the subcontractor in accordance with the personal information protection rules and concludes an agreement with the subcontractor that stipulates the matters concerning the protection of personal data.
  • Personnel-based security control measures
    • MHI incorporates personal information protection into company-wide periodic training, and appropriately conducts training in accordance with the needs of each department.
    • MHI obtains confidentiality pledge covering personal information and stipulates in the employment rules that improper handling of personal information results in disciplinary action.
  • Physical security control measures
    • MHI establishes security measures and controls the entry and exit of persons for each factory, building, department and area, and implements measures for preventing unauthorized or unrelated persons from viewing or handling personal data.
    • MHI implements measures for preventing the theft, loss of devices, electronic media, paper-based documents, etc. that contain personal data.
  • Technology-based security control measures
    • MHI controls the file server access for each department to limit the scope of the access so that only related departments can access to particular personal data.
    • MHI introduces mechanisms for protecting information systems that handle personal data from external unauthorized access or malware.
  • Understanding of the external environment
    In cases of handling personal data in a country outside Japan, MHI confirms the legal systems regarding the protection of personal information in that country and implements security control measures.

4. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

MHI will not provide the personal information of any person to any unaffiliated third party without such person's approval, except in the following cases:

  • With respect to the provision of personal information (excluding special care-required personal information, improperly acquired personal information and personal information provided by a personal information handling business operator) to third parties, the matters stipulated for the provision of personal information in the Personal Information Protection Act are noticed or easily known to such person and also reported to The Personal Information Protection Commission, provided that the provision of the personal information will be suspended upon the individual’s request;
  • The work of handling personal information is entrusted, in whole or in part, to any third party to the extent necessary for MHI's business purposes.
    • Provided, that an agreement protecting the confidentiality of personal information shall be entered into by and between MHI and such entrusted company and that MHI will provide necessary and appropriate supervision of such entrusted company;
  • MHI will share the personal information of any specific person with one or more of its subsidiaries and/or affiliates to the extent necessary for business purposes (see “5. Joint Use of Personal Information”); and
  • Such disclosure of personal information to any third party is otherwise authorized or required under any applicable law or regulation.

5. Joint Use of Personal Information

MHI may share the personal information acquired by MHI with one or more of its subsidiaries and/or affiliates for the above business purposes (see “1. Use of Personal Information”), provided MHI shall remain responsible for the security of the same. Such personal information may include, without limitation, the names of customers and other parties concerned with MHI's businesses and their work or home addresses, telephone numbers, fax numbers, e-mail addresses, genders, ages, associated organizations and departments and professional titles.

6. Contact for Personal Information

For information regarding the specific business purposes, the disclosure, correction and suspension of use of the contents of personal information (hereinafter "inquiries about personal information"), contact the respective departments of MHI to which such personal information was provided. (To make inquiries about personal information, it is necessary to submit a completed request form including a valid form of identification. Request forms will be sent from MHI on request.)

In the event the department to which the personal information was provided is unknown, or for any inquiry for general information on the process of handling personal information, contact:

Personal Information Advice Office
Legal Department,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
2-3, Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku Tokyo, 100-8332
Tel.: +81-3-6275-6200

For contacts about personal information to MHI's other locations, refer to this:

7. Activities of MHI

The corporate activities of MHI are as follows.

  1. Building, sale, repair and salvaging and scrapping of ships and defense vessels;
  2. Manufacture, sale and repair of special motor vehicles, rolling-stock and special armored vehicles;
  3. Manufacture, sale and repair of aircraft, space systems and missiles;
  4. Manufacture, installation, sale and repair of turbines, boilers, internal combustion engines, hydraulic turbines, nuclear equipment and other power systems;
  5. Manufacture, installation, sale and repair of iron and steel manufacturing machinery, ceramic machinery, mining machinery, chemical machinery, textile machinery, pulp and paper making machinery, box making machinery, printing machinery, plastic processing machinery, rubber and tire machinery, machine tools and tools, construction machinery, refrigerating machinery, air-conditioning machinery, agricultural machinery, machinery for cargo-hoisting and transportation, food machinery, packing machinery, blowers, compressors, wind tunnels, hydraulic machinery, oil hydraulic equipment, pneumatic control equipment, electric and electronic machinery and equipment, medical machinery and various other machinery, equipment and apparatus for industrial and general use;
  6. Manufacture, installation, sale and repair of air pollution prevention equipment, water corruption prevention equipment, solid waste treatment equipment and other pollution prevention and environmental improvement equipment;
  7. Manufacture, installation, sale and repair of bridges, hydraulic gates, stacks, offshore facilities and other steel structures and various iron works;
  8. Manufacture, sale and repair of defense arms;
  9. Designing, observation and execution of civil engineering and construction works;
  10. Lease, engineering and technical assistance in those items mentioned in the foregoing sub-paragraphs and manufacture and sale of parts thereof;
  11. Lease, purchase, sale and administration of real property;
  12. Supply of electricity and heat;
  13. Disposal of general and industrial waste;
  14. Launching of satellites;
  15. All business incidental or relating to those items mentioned in the foregoing sub-paragraphs.

How We Handle Personal Information on Our Website

(1) Security in obtaining personal information

In obtaining the personal information of a visitor to the MHI Website, MHI uses a Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and other encrypting means to protect the personal information inputted through a communications link or otherwise observed through visitor Website activity. The SSL is a general technology used for security of communications on Webnet, which can encrypt the input data before it is transmitted over the Internet and prevent the input data from being intercepted or tapped. If you use any browser that is not compatible with the SSL, you would not be able access to this page, such as from the intranet of your company due to firewall or other software settings.

(2) Collection of Browsing History

The Website collects information from your device in order to improve our services and provide a better user experience. The information collected includes, for example, server access logs including system information and IP address, cookies and web beacons.
The collected information is anonymous and it is not possible for MHI to readily identify any specific individual or user.
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* Google Analytics
The Website uses Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. for collecting, recording, and analyzing browsing patterns. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect information, but does not collect any data that would enable individual users to be readily identified. To disable Google Analytics, download and install the “Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on” from the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on download page, and change your browser’s add-on settings. The information collected by Google is managed based on Google’s privacy policy.

(3) Others

MHI disclaims any responsibility for maintaining the security of your personal information on any other Website linked with the MHI Website. If you have any query or inquiry regarding the handling of personal information by such other Websites, make direct inquiries to each such Website.

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