A2 Healthcare Corporation aims at being “the best partner of the life science industry,” using IT to contribute to the improvement of the “speed,” “quality” and “value” of clinical development work. As a CRO (Contract Research Organization), A2 Healthcare advances the provision and proposal of advanced solutions that use IT across the whole range of clinical development work, including monitoring, data management and statistical analysis.
The diffusion of information communication networks, represented by the internet, has diversified the areas of use, applications and configurations of many types of information, including personal information. This includes the danger that information might be appropriated, falsified or used without relation to the intentions of its original owners. The development of safer and more effective new drugs and devices calls for the pursuit of greater speed, more appropriate quality and more value-added than has existed until now and A2 Healthcare is conscious of the fact that there is a social responsibility imposed on the company in regard to the protection of personal information too.
A2 Healthcare has established the “A2 Healthcare Personal Information Protection Compliance Program” in conformance with “The Requirements for Compliance Programs on Personal Information Protection (JIS Q 15001)” in order to further strengthen the protection of personal information at the company. Along with establishing regulations and management systems, A2 Healthcare has established the personal information protection policy described below. A2 Healthcare is keeping all persons connected to the work of the company, including directors and employees, informed of this policy and will handle the personal information appropriately at the company in accordance with this policy.
A2 Healthcare collects personal information within the scope of consent acquired
If the company collects personal information, it does so in accordance with the regulations of the Compliance Program, restricted to personal information in the scope required after presenting the purpose for collection in advance.
A2 Healthcare uses personal information only for those purposes for which consent has been acquired
The company uses the personal information that it has been allowed to collect in accordance with the regulations of the Compliance Program, and restricted to the scope of the purpose presented in advance.
In principle, the company prohibits itself from the disclosure or provision of personal information to third parties
A2 Healthcare manages the personal information that it has collected appropriately and, in principle, except in the cases described below, shall neither disclose nor provide personal information to a third party.
- Cases in which A2 Healthcare has the consent of the owner of the personal information
- Cases in which personal information is entrusted in the scope necessary for a business contractor, etc. that has concluded a nondisclosure agreement with A2 Healthcare in advance
- Cases of the provision of personal information after statistic tabulation or analysis or as data that has been otherwise processed so that individuals cannot be identified
- Cases in which there is a special regulation such as a law, etc. or cases in which disclosure or provision is absolutely imperative in terms of legal procedure
A2 Healthcare controls personal information strictly
A2 Healthcare implements prevention and strict security measures so that there is no unauthorized access to personal information, and also no loss, destruction, falsification, leakage or mistaken use, etc. of personal information. A2 Healthcare stores personal information under a safe (access and password controlled) environment so that unauthorized persons cannot access it.
A2 Healthcare observes related laws and ordinances and other standards
In the implementation of work dealing with personal information, A2 Healthcare observes laws and ordinances, guidelines, internal regulations and other standards related to personal information, and handles personal information appropriately.
A2 Healthcare strives for the continuous improvement of compliance programs
In the light of audit reports and other factors in the management environment, A2 Healthcare makes efforts regularly towards the improvement of compliance programs in order to maintain the appropriate protection of personal information.
Any requests for the disclosure, amendment or deletion, etc. of the personal information that the company collects are handled without delay.
Corporate Planning and Administration Division
Telephone inquiries : +81-3-3830-1122
Established March 1, 2004
Amended November 1, 2014
Hitoshi Kamiya, President&CEO
A2 Healthcare Corporation