Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. （hereinafter referred to as SMM） declares to comply with laws and regulations inside and outside Japan, under the "Compliance with Laws and Regulations" in the SMM Group Code of Conduct.
The purposes for which personal data is collected shall be specified to the extent possible, and any use of such data shall be limited to the fulfillment of those purposes, unless otherwise required by laws and ordinances.
When acquiring personal information, SMM shall, unless regarded as an exception by laws and ordinances, promptly notify the person of the Purpose of Utilization or publicly announce the Purpose of Utilization.
SMM will acquire personal information that is necessary to conduct its business by proper and lawful means.
SMM shall endeavor to maintain personal data that is accurate and up to date within the scope necessary for the achievement of the Purpose of Utilization.
SMM shall take necessary and proper measures for the security control of personal data and shall exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over its employees and trustees, to ensure the security control of personal data.
SMM shall not, except in cases in which the provision of personal data is based on laws and regulations, provide personal data to a third party without obtaining the prior consent of the person.
SMM has established in-house regulations concerning personal information protection, and shall strive to make continuous improvements to such regulations by reviewing them.
April 1, 2005
Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.