Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic has established the following code of practice on the handling of personal information collected from patients under our care and from users of our website or mobile site (referred to as "this website" hereinafter).
You may have provided personal information such as your name, address and telephone number gender, date of birth, and occupation when you visited our clinic. Such information is necessary for providing medical services and for administrative purposes. You have to enter your personal information, including name, address, e-mail address and telephone number in order to request information, materials or submit inquiries through this website. Such information is necessary to process your requests or to provide appropriate answers to your inquiries.
Use of a patient's personal information
Personal information collected from patients under our care is used for the following purposes. The personal information collected will be used only to the extent necessary and will not be used for any other purpose.
The purpose of personal information registered through this website Personal information registered through this website is used to process the services requested (contact information for information requests or inquiries.), distribution of e-mail newsletters, and information on seminars and events. For more information, please contact us. Moreover, to improve the user-friendliness of this website, Minamiaoyama Eye Clinic may compile registered personal information to establish user profile data. In such cases, only compiled results are used.
Our Clinic will not provide any third party with the personal information of patients collected when receiving medical treatment or through this website. However, this excludes the following cases.
The registered personal information of a patient or a user of this website will be disclosed if he or she personally requests such disclosure. Furthermore, if the disclosed personal information needs to be updated, the individual may personally request that his or her personal information be amended.
We are committed to safety measures that are humanly, physically, technically and organizationally reasonable to safeguard personal information against the risks of unauthorized access, loss, damage, tampering and the leakage of personal information.
We will delete and stop using the personal information of an individual upon receiving a personal request from the individual concerned. However, this guideline does not apply to personal information collected from patients under our care during the time frame such information must be retained according to the Medical Care Law.
A secure server is used by this website to safeguard personal information such as name, address, e-mail address and telephone number. Data transmitted over the internet is encrypted using secure sockets layer (SSL) cutting-edge technology.
We keep a log of the accesses made by users of this website. The log only keeps track of the number of accesses made. Information in the log will not be disclosed to a third party without prior consent.
To better protect the personal information of our patients and users of this website, we will always take appropriate steps to adjust and improve our practices for handling personal information.
To request the disclosure, amendment or termination of the use of personal information or to make other inquiries concerning personal information, please contact us at the telephone number or e-mail address provided blow. Moreover, in order to protect your personal information, you will be asked to identify yourself when requesting the disclosure, amendment or termination of the use of your personal information.
Mr. Watanabe, Personal Information Consultation Service Representative
Please note, that at our clinic it is our practice to refer to each patient by his or her family name in order to avoid misidentifying patients.