KEN deal with rental properties for expat, sale properties, office rental, investment and property management in Tokyo and Yokohama, Japan.

Privacy Policy (Safeguarding the Confidentiality of Personal Information)

Established April 2005
Revised September 2018

What follows is our privacy policy. Please read it carefully and make sure you agree with the terms and conditions.

This privacy policy is effective as of April 1, 2005.

1. The name of the entity handling personal information

Ken Corporation Ltd.

2. Policy on protecting personal information

We are deeply committed to our obligation to comply with laws and regulations governing the appropriate handling and protection of personal information in accordance with social norms.
This privacy policy describes how we handle personal information concerning our customers.

3. Reasons for using personal information and personal data

We use personal information provided by our customers and personal data in our possession for the following purposes. We will cease the use of personal information for any purpose at all if requested to do so by the individual whose personal data is in question.

  1. Sale, purchase, exchange, and leasing of properties and related brokerage efforts; the execution of contracts and the provision of information, services, and housing plans concerning property ownership, management, brokerage, appraisal, consulting, and other transactions
  2. Building planning, design, supervision, and leasing/sales
  3. Property ownership, use, and management
  4. Consulting services related to house repair and renovation
  5. Planning, development, ownership, selling and management of small-lot property for investment purposes (e.g., condominiums, hotels, office buildings, and shopping centers under joint projects), and overseas operations relating thereto
  6. Sale of beneficial interests or related agency or mediation activities
  7. Investment advisory services related to properties in Japan and overseas
  8. Retention, sale, or purchase of beneficiary rights of properties in trust and the leasing and management of properties covered by such trust
  9. Operation and management of parking and storage facilities
  10. Operations under the Real Estate Specified Joint Enterprise Act
  11. The design, construction, supervision, and contracting of building work
  12. Handling of bills collection and corporate accounting
  13. Hotel management and activities related to hotel operations
  14. Management of hotels, lodging facilities, and restaurants and banquet facilities annexed thereto
  15. Management of restaurants and shops in hotels and lodging facilities
  16. Travel agency activities under the Travel Agency Act
  17. Consulting services related to asset management and operations; asset securitization under the Act on the Securitization of Assets
  18. Consulting services related to investment and loan operations
  19. Consulting services for foreign nationals concerning residing in Japan
  20. Research on economic, industrial, and property conditions in Japan and overseas
  21. Non-life insurance agency
  22. Provision of investment information in publications
  23. Management of movie theaters, theaters, concert halls, live music venues, and other arts and entertainment facilities
  24. Operation of sound and video recording studios, and the contracting of recording work
  25. Planning, production, manufacture, sale, leasing, broadcasting, screen presentation, and distribution of sound and video software (discs, tapes, and films) and related brokerage and mediation activities
  26. Import and sales of furniture, artwork, curtains, carpets, and other interior decorations
  27. Provision of personal information to third parties to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose(s) of use set forth above
  28. Sales and marketing (e.g., questionnaire surveys) activities by post, telephone, email, or otherwise, and the sending of free gifts, novelty goods, and other articles for purposes related to providing the products, information, and services set forth above; customer trend analysis and research and analysis for product development and related purposes
  29. Contacting the customers when necessary
  30. Reviews for accounting audit purposes

4. Security of personal information

We are committed to assuring the safe management and operation of personal information concerning customers. We take all reasonable and appropriate security measures to safeguard against personal information risks, including risks of unauthorized access by outside parties and/or loss, damage, destruction, alteration, leakage, and unauthorized release to outside parties. Each and every department in our company that handles personal information includes an information management representative charged with ensuring the appropriate management of personal information. We have also established information security rules which are made known to all employees.

5. Provision to third parties

Personal information concerning the customers will not be disclosed or provided to third parties except in the following cases:

  • The customer’s consent has been obtained.
  • The information is disclosed in a form not traceable to an identifiable individual.
  • The handling of the information is subcontracted to another company for business facilitation or other purposes. In such cases, the contractor chosen will have adequate personal information protection measures in place and will be placed under necessary and appropriate supervision.
  • The disclosure of the information is legally required.
  • The disclosure or provision of the information is necessary to protect life, health, or property in cases in which obtaining the customer’s consent is difficult.
  • The disclosure or provision of the information is necessary to improve public health or promote the healthy development of children in cases in which obtaining the customer’s consent is difficult.
  • The acquisition of the customer’s consent may be detrimental to statutory affairs undertaken by a national government agency or local government or contractor thereof under circumstances in which we are compelled to cooperate.
  • The customer’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and/or customer code are disclosed or provided in writing by facsimile or telephone, in the form of electromagnetic data (e.g., floppy disk), or by email to a party to the customer’s contract, financial institutions, management service companies, or other third parties to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose(s) of use specified in Section 3 (Reasons for using personal information and personal data on hand). Such disclosure or provision shall be halted at the customer’s request.
  • In connection with the sales of newly built properties for sale, the customer’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and/or customer code are disclosed or provided in writing, by facsimile or telephone, in the form of electromagnetic data (e.g., floppy disk), or by email to a party to the customer’s contract, financial institutions, management service companies, or other third parties to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose(s) of use. Such disclosure or provision shall be halted at the customer’s request.
  • In connection with property sales, purchase, lease brokerage activities, or management activities, property information and the customer’s name, address, telephone number, email address, and/or customer code are disclosed or provided in writing by facsimile or telephone, in the form of electromagnetic data (e.g., floppy disk), or by email to a party to the customer’s contract, financial institutions, management service companies, or other third parties to the extent necessary to achieve the purpose(s) of use. Such disclosure or provision shall be halted at the customer’s request.
  • Certain third parties to whom information may be disclosed in connection with property sales, purchase, lease brokerage activities, or management activities:

    • The actual or prospective party to the contract
    • The owner of the property leased to or occupied by the customer and the owner’s agent
    • Person acquiring or expected to acquire the property leased to or occupied by the customer
    • Other house agents
    • Online advertising services, property trade associations
    • The Real Estate Information Network System (property registration, contract notification, and sales, appraisal based on system data) in the case of brokerage activities related to sales or purchase—see note below.
    • Judicial scriveners, land and house investigators involved in registration and other related activities
    • Financial institutions involved in lending
    • Management service companies involved in real property or management activities
    • Credit information organizations, real property research organizations

    (Note) Matters concerning the Real Estate Information Network System

    The Real Estate Information Network System is a public interest corporation as designated by the Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism pursuant to Article 50-3 of the Real Estate Brokerage Act. It provides the following services as specified in the Act:

    1. Handling of matters concerning the registration of building lots or buildings covered by exclusive brokerage service and other service agreements concerning the real estate brokerage business
    2. Provision of information concerning building lots or buildings subject to registration referred to in the preceding item to house agents periodically or at their request
    3. Beyond what is set forth in the preceding two items, the creation of statistics concerning the information referred to in the preceding item and any other services necessary to ensure the proper trade and smooth distribution of building lots and buildings
      We will take the following actions pursuant to the provisions of the Real Estate Brokerage Act governing the Real Estate Information Network System:
      1. Should we conclude a brokerage service agreement at the request of a customer wishing to sell his or her property, we will register the property information with the Real Estate Information Network System to look for prospective buyers. The registered property information and the name and address of the customer wishing to sell will be provided to member companies of the Real Estate Information Network System and individuals wishing to buy the property.
      2. If a sales contract is concluded for a registered property, the date of conclusion, the contract price, and other information will be sent to the Real Estate Information Network System.
      3. The Real Estate Information Network System will use property and contract information (property overview, contract conclusion date, contract price, and other information; not including the names of the seller and the buyer) for their own services as specified in the Real Estate Brokerage Act. This includes providing property and contract information to member companies of the Real Estate Information Network System and public organizations, whether in electronic or other form.
      4. For exclusive brokerage service agreements and privileged and exclusive brokerage service agreements, the registration and notification of the information with or to the Real Estate Information Network System as set forth above will be undertaken in accordance with the provisions of the Real Estate Brokerage Act.
      5. An individual who wishes or who is contracted to purchase the property will be required to make the purchase in accordance with the measures related to the Real Estate Information Network System as set forth in (1) through (4) above.
      6. In the event that we seek to identify potential property buyers on the basis of property information from the Real Estate Information Network System, we will provide the property information to persons wishing to buy the property and provide information on their names, addresses, and the like to the house agent in charge of property sales and to the person wishing to sell the property. This provision shall be halted at the customer’s request as specified in Section 3 (Reasons for using personal information and personal data on hand).
      7. We will provide our clients etc. with contract information provided from the Real Estate Information Network System (excluding the names of the seller and buyer) or contract information obtained through sales transactions in which we were involved as the basis of opinions presenting the suggested sales price or appraised value in our sales services. In so doing, we will ensure the property is not readily identifiable from the information. This provision shall be halted at the customer’s request as specified in Section 3 (Reasons for using personal information and personal data on hand).

6. Handling of specified personal information

Unless otherwise required by laws and regulations, we will not obtain the customer’s personal ID number (so-called My Number) specified in the Act concerning the Use etc. of Personal Identification Numbers in Administrative Procedures. Should the customer provide a document containing his or her personal ID number (My Number), we advise the customer to mask or otherwise make the number illegible, unless otherwise required by laws and regulations.

7. Handling of procedures and complaints concerning the disclosure or correction of personal information

  1. At the customer’s request, we will disclose personal data on hand and correct any incorrect information contained therein without delay, in accordance with procedures we establish separately.
    *For detailed information on these procedures, please see “Procedures for personal information disclosure.(Japanese only)”
  2. The actions set forth in the preceding paragraph will be taken by the Personal Information Section within the Information Management Division of the Business Administration Department.
    The service desk is open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday (except on national and company holidays).

    1-2-7, Nishi-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-8640
    Personal Information Section, Information Management Division, Business Administration Department, Ken Corporation Ltd.

    Telephone
    03-5413-5721
    Facsimile
    03-5413-5744
    Email address
    joho-hogo@kencorp.co.jp
  3. Information concerning requests for the disclosure of personal data in our possession is available from the “Procedures for personal information disclosure” page of our website (or from the service desk set forth above if contacted by the data subject). We will send our designated form by facsimile or email. The requester must complete and submit the form along with his or her identification papers. Please note that a fee applies for this disclosure.
  4. The service desk specified in paragraph 2 is also open to opinions, complaints, inquiries, and the like concerning our handling of personal information during the hours specified above.

8. Revision of this privacy policy

This privacy policy will be reviewed and revised from time to time to meet legal demands and further improve the way we protect personal information. The latest information will be made available at our website.

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Our website contains links to websites belonging to other companies. Please note that we have no responsibility for privacy protection at the linked websites, including their use of cookies.

*For the latest version of our privacy policy, please see https://www.kencorp.co.jp/privacy/index.html(Japanese only)

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