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Privacy Policy

Last Modified: June 29, 2021


SCREEN GP Americas, LLC ("SCREEN") respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through our compliance with this policy.

This policy describes the types of information we may collect from customers, clients and stockholders of SCREEN (collectively, “Customers” or “you”) or that you may provide when you visit the website (our "Website") and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting, and disclosing that information.

This policy applies to information we collect:

  • On this Website.
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and this Website.

It does not apply to information collected by:

  • Us offline or through any other means, including on any other website operated by any third party; or
  • Any third party, including through any application or content (including advertising) that may link to or be accessible from or on the Website.

Please read this policy carefully to understand our policies and practices regarding your information and how we will treat it. If you do not agree with our policies and practices, your choice is not to use our Website. By accessing or using this Website, you agree to this privacy policy. This policy may change from time to time (see “Section 7. Changes to Our Privacy Policy” below). Your continued use of this Website after we make changes is deemed to be acceptance of those changes, so please check the policy periodically for updates.

Section 1. Policies and Practices Regarding the Protection of Personal Information

  • 1-1. Basic Policy

    SCREEN respects Personal Information (as defined below) and is deeply aware that it constitutes important information relating to privacy. When handling Personal Information in the course of business activities, SCREEN shall respect personal rights and privileges by having all directors and employees of SCREEN comply with applicable the Personal Information-related laws as well as internal company regulations stipulated to safeguard Personal Information, as well as live up to the trust and expectations for SCREEN and fulfill its corporate responsibilities.

  • 1-2. Children Under the Age of 16

    Our Website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. No one under age 16 may provide any Personal Information to the Website. We do not knowingly collect Personal Information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Website. If we learn we have collected or received Personal Information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at

  • 1-3. Handling of Personal Information

    • 1-3-1. Collection of Personal Information

      We collect several types of information from and about users of our Website, including information:

      • By which you may be personally identified, such as name, postal address, e-mail address, telephone number, or any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("Personal Information"); and/or
      • About your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Website, and usage details.

      We collect this information:

      • Directly from you when you provide it to us.
      • Automatically as you navigate through the site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies.
      • We may collect personal information such as name, e-mail address, and telephone number, utilizing public websites and online aggregators in order to obtain contact details for individuals representing business entities with which we are attempting or intending to do business.
      • We may observe your actions both on our Website or on third-party platforms. Separately, we may also observe your browsing history on our Website and on third-party websites.
    • 1-3-2. Use of Personal Information

      Unless otherwise permitted by law, SCREEN shall not use Personal Information for any purpose other than that for which SCREEN has obtained consent or has otherwise set forth herein.

    • 1-3-3. Disclosure and Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

      SCREEN shall neither disclose nor provide Personal Information to any third parties except as provided herein unless SCREEN obtains the prior consent of the customer or it is required by law.

    • 1-3-4. Measures To Keep Personal Information Secure

      SCREEN shall maintain internal company regulations and take reasonable security measures to protect Personal Information from being lost, leaked, destroyed, modified or illegally accessed. Furthermore, SCREEN shall provide education to its employees regarding the handling of Personal Information, conclude an agreement concerning the handling of Personal Information and/or security measures therefor with outsourcing contractors, and manage Personal Information in an appropriate manner.

    • 1-3-5. Inquiries From Customers Concerning Personal Information

      SCREEN shall maintain an inquiry service office to answer any inquiries concerning the handling of Personal Information. Furthermore, if SCREEN receives a request from a data subject or his/her authorized representative for notification or disclosure of the purpose of use, revision, addition, deletion, suspension of use, removal, as well as suspension of provision to third parties of the Personal Information retained by SCREEN, SCREEN shall take reasonable measures to provide the necessary response.

    • 1-3-6. Third-Party Use of Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies

      Some content or applications, including advertisements, on the Website are served by third-parties, including advertisers, ad networks and servers, content providers, and application providers. These third parties may use cookies alone or in conjunction with web beacons or other tracking technologies to collect information about you when you use our website. The information they collect may be associated with your personal information or they may collect information, including personal information, about your online activities over time and across different websites and other online services. They may use this information to provide you with interest-based (behavioral) advertising or other targeted content.

      We do not control these third parties' tracking technologies or how they may be used. If you have any questions about an advertisement or other targeted content, you should contact the responsible provider directly.

Section 2. Provisions Regarding Purposes of Use of Personal Information

  • 2-1. How We Use Personal Information

    SCREEN shall use the Personal Information collected from Customers for the purposes stated below within the scope necessary to achieve the purposes of use stated below. Please note that the Personal Information collected and retained by SCREEN prior to June 29, 2021 shall be also used within the scope of the purposes of use stated below.

    • 2-1-1. Purposes of Use

      We use information that we collect about you or that you provide to us, including any Personal Information:

      • To present our Website and its contents to you;
      • To promote and sell the products (including product inventory) and various services of SCREEN and its group companies (including affiliates) as well as to introduce their services;
      • To confirm the identity of Customers or their authorized representatives;
      • To obtain contact information for responsible representatives of potential business partners or business customers.
      • To perform administrative work related to transactions with customers (including sales and installation as well as administrative work involving charges and payments);
      • To conduct new product development as well as marketing activities for services;
      • To properly conduct processing of Personal Information for business purposes in whole or in part as consigned by a third party;
      • To manage Customer and product information;
      • To notify stockholders of information regarding the holding company as well as dividends;*
      • To conduct IR activities regarding SCREEN or its group companies;*
      • To conduct business related to recruitment within SCREEN or its group companies;
      • To conduct business related to purchasing and procurement activities;
      • To properly and satisfactorily execute other transactions with Customers;
      • In any other way we may describe when you provide the information; and
      • For any other purpose with your consent.

      *The purposes of use of the list of SCREEN stockholders from the viewpoint of Personal Information shall be as follows:

      • to exercise rights and fulfill obligations under applicable law;
      • to extend facilities from SCREEN to the stockholders;
      • to implement measures to facilitate the relationship between SCREEN and stockholders; and
      • to manage stockholders' information, such as compiling stockholders' data in accordance with the provisions of applicable law.
  • 2-2. Shared Use

    • SCREEN shall share Customers' personal information as follows:

      • Categories of Personal Information Shared:

        • Company name, address, office, affiliation, title, name, age, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address, etc.

      • Categories of Parties With Which SCREEN Shares Personal Information:

        • SCREEN group companies, affiliates, joint researchers, agents, contractors, etc.

      • Purposes of Use:

        • Same as the "Purposes of Use" listed in Section 2-1-1 above.

      • Name of the Person Responsible for Management of the Personal Information Shared:

        • Same as the contact described in "Section 5. Contact Information Regarding Inquiries about ‘Personal Information’” below.

  • 2-3. Providing Personal Information to Third Parties

    SCREEN shall properly manage Customers' Personal Information. SCREEN shall not provide such Personal Information to any third parties without obtaining the prior consent of the Customer, with the exception of the following:

    • If SCREEN has previously obtained the consent of the Customer;
    • If it is required by applicable law and/or regulations;
    • If we believe disclosure is necessary in order to protect the life, physical health, or property of a person;
    • To comply with any court order, law, or legal process, including to respond to any government or regulatory request;
    • If SCREEN consigns the handling of Personal Information, in whole or in part, to a third party within the scope necessary to achieve the purposes of use as described herein;
    • If Personal Information is transferred to a successor entity following the succession of a business due to a merger or other reasons; or
    • If Personal Information is provided to the parties falling into the range of the parties for shared use listed in Section 2-2 above.

Section 3. Provisions Regarding the Procedures for Personal Information Disclosure Requests

SCREEN shall respond if a Customer requests notification or disclosure of the purpose of use, revision, addition, deletion, suspension of use, removal, as well as suspension of provision to third parties of the Personal Information provided to SCREEN, in accordance with a request by the Customer or his/her authorized representative. The Personal Information subject to disclosure shall be limited to the Personal Information SCREEN has the authority to disclose among the Personal Information retained by SCREEN.

California residents may have additional Personal Information rights and choices. Please see “Section 6. Your California Privacy Rights” below for more information.

  • 3-1. Procedures for Personal Information Disclosure Requests

    The Customer shall fill in the necessary information in the prescribed "Personal Information Disclosure Request Form" and send it to the contact set forth in "Section 5. Contact Information Regarding Inquiries about ‘Personal Information’” herein. This request must be made in writing.

    When making a request, the Customer must include a copy of a government-issued identification document such as driver's license, state ID, passport etc. to confirm his/her identity. Note that any request for Disclosure, etc. by an authorized representative must be accompanied by a signed letter from the Customer and identification document of the representative with the identification document of the Customer.

    After confirming his/her identity, SCREEN shall check the Personal Information of the Customer, handle it as necessary, and send the results to the Customer in a response letter.

    To prevent mailing errors, the response letter shall be sent to the address of the Customer using Registered Mail provided by the US Postal Service. The Customer shall be responsible for the postage fee of $6.95 (i.e., the postage fee of standard size domestic registered mail up to 1 oz; the amount is subject to change) per response letter and must enclose postage stamps equivalent thereto with the necessary documents.

    SCREEN shall use the Personal Information collected per the request for disclosure, etc. within the scope necessary for the request for disclosure, etc. only. The submitted documents shall be kept for an appropriate period of time after they are received and shall be destroyed thereafter.

    The Personal Information collected for the request for disclosure, etc. may be provided to SCREEN's group companies within the scope necessary for the request for disclosure, etc.

    If any of the following applies, the information shall not be disclosed. If it is decided not to disclose the information, notification thereof with the reason therefor shall be given to the Customer.

    • If the identity of the person cannot be confirmed because the information in the request form and the information in the identification documents do not match, or for other reasons;
    • If the prescribed request form or the necessary documents are incomplete or imperfect;
    • If there is no payment of return postage;
    • If the requested information for disclosure, etc. does not fall under the category of “Personal Information”;
    • If we believe there is a risk that the life, physical health, property or other rights or privileges of the Customer or a third party may be harmed;
    • If such disclosure will pose significant harm to the appropriate conduct of the business of SCREEN; or
    • Any other justifications provided under applicable law and/or regulations.

    The Personal Information collected per the request for disclosure shall be used within the scope necessary for responding to such request only and shall be destroyed in an appropriate manner after a response is given. The documents submitted upon request for disclosure, including the "Personal Information Disclosure Request Form" and identification documents, shall not be returned.

    SCREEN may contact the Customer or authorized representative by e-mail or telephone in connection with the request for disclosure.

    The procedures for request for disclosure may be changed in whole or in part without notice. Any changes to the procedures shall be published on our Website.

Section 4. Measures for Secure Management of Website Information

SCREEN's handling of Personal Information collected on SCREEN's Website or through user registration shall essentially follow the provisions above, and in particular comply with the following provisions.

SCREEN shall manage and maintain Personal Information using a strict management system, and endeavor to take all possible measures to strengthen security so that Personal Information of Customers shall not be lost, destroyed, modified or leaked to unauthorized third parties.

SCREEN's Website includes services that require Customers to register Personal Information. Details about the purposes of use for the registered Personal Information are shown on each business site that offers those services, and such details shall prevail.

On the SCREEN Website, there are pages that use technology called "Cookies" to make it more convenient when Customers access the site again. "Cookies" are an industry standard technology that allows a server to recognize a Customer's computer. "Cookies" can recognize the Customer's computer but cannot recognize a Customer unless the Customer enters his/her Personal Information.

SCREEN uses Google Analytics. More information about how Google Analytics is used by SCREEN can be found here:

To provide Website visitors with more choice on how their data is collected by Google Analytics, Google have developed the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. The add-on communicates with the Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js) to indicate that information about the website visit should not be sent to Google Analytics. The Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on does not prevent information from being sent to the Website itself or to other web analytics services.

Section 5. Contact Information Regarding Inquiries about "Personal Information"

Inquiries, requests for disclosure, as well as complaints regarding Personal Information shall be directed to the contact below:

SCREEN GP Americas, LLC, 150 Innovation Drive, Suite A, Elk Grove, Village, IL 60007 attn: Human Resources,

"Personal Information" Inquiries Office

Section 6. Your California Privacy Rights

  • 6-1. Do Not Track Disclosure

    Some web browsers may transmit “Do Not Track” signals to the websites and other online services with which a user communicates. There is no industry standard that governs what, if anything, websites should do when they receive these signals. We currently do not take action in response to these signals.

  • 6-2. California Consumer Privacy Act Disclosure

    If you are a California resident, California law may provide you with additional rights regarding our use of your personal information. To learn more about your California privacy rights, visit

Section 7. Changes to Our Privacy Policy

It is our policy to post any changes we make to our privacy policy on this page with a notice that the privacy policy has been updated on the Website home page. If we make material changes to how we treat our users' Personal Information, we will notify you through a notice on the Website home page. The date the privacy policy was last revised is identified at the top of the page. You are responsible for periodically visiting our Website and this privacy policy to check for any changes.

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