Policies on Safeguarding Personal Information

Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic collects necessary personal information from patients under our care. We also collect personal information needed for corresponding with users of our website and mobile site who have requested informational materials or submitted inquiries. We believe that it is our social responsibility to properly handle and safeguard the personal information of our patients, website users and the employees of this clinic. Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic has adopted the following basic policies as part of its commitment to protect the integrity of personal information.

    • We will safeguard and manage personal information in compliance with personal information protection laws and other related laws or ordinances.
    • We will safeguard and manage personal information in compliance with personal information protection laws and other related laws or ordinances.
    • We will safeguard and manage personal information in compliance with personal information protection laws and other related laws or ordinances.
    • We will collect personal information only within the scope necessary for providing medical services and for administrative purposes.
    • We will make efforts to prevent the invasion of patient privacy when using personal information collected from patients for the purpose of medical research or training.
    • We will strive to safely and properly manage personal information so as to prevent any unauthorized access, loss, damage, tampering or leakage of personal information.
    • When outsourcing services, personal information may have to be provided. In such cases, appropriate measures, such as contractual requirements for the strict management of personal information, will be taken in order to safeguard personal information from mishandling.
    • Any request for the disclosure, amendment or deletion of personal information will be properly processed within a reasonable amount of time. If, for any reason, a request for the disclosure, amendment or deletion of personal information cannot be approved, such reason will be provided.
    • We will familiarize our entire staff with the practice of safeguarding personal information and continue to take steps to adjust and improve our practices for safeguarding personal information.

    Revised on April 10, 2006
    Ikuko Toda
    Director of Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic