In the course of our recruitment activities, we obtain the following personal information about you. This information may be obtained directly from you, provided by an employee of the Company with permission from you (so-called “referral” applications), or provided by an agent such as a recruitment agency.
Information obtained by us may include race, ethnicity, criminal record, health status, nationality, and other information(“Sensitive Information”). Such information will be obtained only when permitted by applicable law or when voluntarily submitted, and will be handled within the scope of applicable law. Such sensitive information will be used only for the purpose of obtaining work visas for each country, implementing special health considerations, and improving the diversity of our company, and will not be used for any purpose unrelated to recruitment activities.
We will use your personal information only for the following purposes related to our recruitment activities:
We shall obtain your consent separately when handling your personal information beyond the scope necessary to achieve those purposes of use.
We will not provide personal information to a third party without your consent, except in the following:
we may outsource all or part of the handling of personal information to a service provider within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use described above. Such service providers shall be limited to those that meet our criteria for selection of service providers, and we shall be responsible for supervising their handling of personal information.
In accordance with applicable law, you may have the right to:
If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us as set forth below..
We will process such requests in accordance with applicable laws. However, personal information related to the selection process and evaluation is not subject to disclosure. To protect your privacy, SmartNews will take steps to verify your identity before fulfilling your request.
We take reasonable measures to protect the information that we collect from or about you from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We have established uniform rules and manuals for the handling of personal information which clarify the policies and specific handling methods that must be observed according to the lifecycle of personal information. These are shared among all of our group companies involved in the recruitment activities, and regular training is conducted as well as regular audits by a specialized department.
Please be aware, however, that no method of transmitting information over the Internet or storing information is completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of any information.
By providing personal information to us, you agree that we may communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy, and administrative issues relating to our handling of your personal information. If we learn of a security system’s breach, we may attempt to notify you electronically by posting a notice on this website, by sending an email to you, or through other means.
This Supplemental Notice for California Residents only applies to our processing of personal information that is subject to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (“CCPA”). The CCPA provides California residents with the right to know what categories of personal information SmartNews has collected about them and whether SmartNews disclosed that personal information for a business purpose (e.g., to a service provider) in the preceding 12 months. California residents can find this information below:
The categories of sources from which we collect personal information and our business and commercial purposes for using personal information are set forth above.
Under the CCPA, California consumers have the right to say no to the sale of personal information. However, for purposes of the CCPA, we do not “sell” personal information, nor do we have actual knowledge of any “sale” of personal information of minors under 16 years of age.
When you exercise the right to disclose or delete your personal information, we require the submission of a certain number of documents stipulated by applicable law that can verify your personal information along with a signed declaration under penalty of perjury that you are the person in possession of the personal informationNon-Discrimination. California residents have the right not to receive discriminatory treatment by us for the exercise of their rights conferred by the CCPA.
Only you, or someone legally authorized to act on your behalf, may make a verifiable consumer request related to your personal information. To designate an authorized agent and exercise any rights, please contact us as set forth below.
If your personal information is subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation or other related legislation, our processing of your personal information is supported by the following lawful bases:
Our Services are not directed to children under 18 and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If we learn that we have collected personal information of a child under 13 we will take steps to delete such information from our files as soon as possible.
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144 2nd St, San Francisco, CA 94105
Co-Founder and CEO Ken Suzuki
Last modified: April 1, 2022
September 1, 2021