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Personal Information Protection Policy (Privacy Policy)

In keeping with the mission of “Money Forward. Move your life forward,” Money Forward, Inc., (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) alleviates individuals’ worries and anxieties about money through its services, and thus helps individuals improve their well-being and realize their dreams. The Company’s ultimate goal is to change the flow of money in Japan, revitalize the society as a whole, and contribute to cultivating an environment where individuals can readily take on new challenges.
To achieve this goal, the Company believes it is important to handle customers’ valuable personal information in an appropriate and secure manner, now and into the future. Thus, the Company has stipulated this Personal Information Protection Policy as an action guideline for all employees to comply with, and commits to its thorough compliance.

  1. 1.For personal information handled in all of the Company’s businesses, the Company shall comply with laws and ordinances, government-stipulated guidelines, and other standards applicable to the handling of personal information. To do so, the Company shall develop and adequately maintain and operate a Personal Information Protection Management System which complies with the Japan Industrial Standard “Personal Information Protection Management Systems‐Requirements” (JIS Q 15001:2006).
  2. 2.When obtaining personal information, the Company shall clarify the purpose of use in advance to the fullest extent possible, and obtain such information through appropriate means. In addition, the Company shall use obtained personal information solely within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use, and shall take appropriate measures to restrict use for any other purposes. The Company shall not provide obtained personal information to third parties without the consent of the individual concerned.
  3. 3.In cases where all or a portion of the handling of obtained personal information is to be outsourced to a third party, the Company shall adequately select the contractor, and take necessary measures such as concluding necessary agreements to ensure that the contractor complies with safety management measures.
  4. 4.The Company shall take rational safety precautions and corrective measures against risks such as unauthorized access to, or loss, destruction, falsification, leakage or damage of personal information.
  5. 5.The Company shall adequately respond to inquiries and complaints about personal information through the point of contact specified below.
  6. 6.The Company shall promptly respond to requests including those for notification, disclosure, correction or deletion of the purpose of using personal information, or the suspension of use of personal information.
  7. 7.The Company shall review and enhance the Personal Information Protection Management System on a continuing basis.

Date of enactment: May 26, 2012
Date of last revision: April 18, 2016
Money Forward, Inc.
Yosuke Tsuji, Representative Director, President and CEO

Point of contact for complaints or consultations
about personal information
17F Morinaga Plaza Building (main building), 5-33-1 Shiba,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
https://moneyforward.com/feedback/new

Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement discloses measures taken by the Company to protect the privacy of those using the website of Money Forward, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as the “Site”). This Privacy Statement is based on the Company’s Personal Information Protection Policy.

The Company is a licensee of the TRUSTe privacy program—a global third-party certification. TRUSTe was established to build users’ trust and confidence in the Internet by promoting appropriate use of personal information. The Site has received certification from TRUSTe, and in order to protect customers’ personal information, the Company has consented to undergo investigation by TRUSTe concerning its state of compliance with personal information protection. In cases where the Site is deemed to breach this Privacy Statement, please contact the Company’s point of contact for complaints and consultations (https://moneyforward.com/feedback/new). After confirming its contents, the Company will promptly take appropriate measures. In cases where the Company’s response is deemed to be unsatisfactory, please contact TRUSTe (https://www.truste.or.jp/hssl/watchdog/). TRUSTe will take steps to resolve the customer’s problem.

  1. 1. The Company shall collect customers’ names, addresses, email addresses and other personal information on the Site, and use such information for the prescribed purpose.
  2. 2.In cases where the Company uses collected personal information for purposes other than the prescribed purpose, the Company shall acquire consent from the customer.
  3. 3.The Company shall not supplement personal information collected on the Site with information obtained offline or from third parties.
  4. 4.On the Site, there may be cases where services are provided in collaboration with a third party’s service (hereinafter referred to as “External Service”) upon the customer’s consent. In cases where the customer has granted permission to the External Service to use his/her personal information, the External Service may use such personal information within the permitted scope. For details on such grants of permission, please refer to the privacy policy of the External Service.
  5. 5.The Company may outsource the handling of personal information collected on the Site to external parties for purposes such as settling accounts or using such information for information collection forms.
  6. 6.In cases where the Site includes links to an External Service, the Company shall not bear liability for the handling of personal information on the linked website. Please therefore refer to the respective privacy policies when using linked websites.
  7. 7.While the Company shall strive to carefully protect customers’ personal information, the Company shall not bear any liability with regards to third parties obtaining personal information in the following cases:
    • ・In cases where a customer discloses personal information to a third party
    • ・In cases where a third party identifies an individual through means not attributable to the Company due to reasons such as the method used by a customer to enter information on the Company’s service
    • ・In cases where a third party obtains personal information from a source other than the Company’s services
    • ・In cases where a party other than the customer obtains information that enables the customer to be identified (e.g., ID or password), without the Company’s involvement
  8. 8.The Site shall be updated regularly, and the Privacy Statement may be revised accordingly. Any revisions shall be notified on the Site, along with the date that the revision is to come into effect.

Date of enactment: May 26, 2012
Date of last revision: April 18, 2016

Handling of Personal Information

[Name of business operator]
Money Forward, Inc.
[Position of the personal information protection manager]
CISO (Chief Information Security Officer)
[Point of contact for inquiries]
17F Morinaga Plaza Building (main building), 5-33-1 Shiba,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
https://moneyforward.com/feedback/new
[Disclosure of purpose of using personal information]
The Company shall use obtained personal information for the following purposes:
  1. (1)Personal information obtained when customers use the Company’s services (Money Forward, MF Cloud and other online services)
    • ・To operate and manage the services that the Company provides
    • ・To provide information about the Company’s services, support customers, or respond to customers’ actions including inquiries, complaints, disputes and lawsuits
    • ・To provide information about the Company or partner companies including those of products, services, events and seminars through postal mail, telephone, fax, email or other means.
    • ・To notify customers about matters such as changes to terms and policies related to the Company’s services
    • ・To organize and manage campaigns or other activities
    • ・To perform tasks related to the above, communicate with customers, undertake processes, or respond to inquiries
    • ・To conduct data analysis necessary to improve the Company’s existing services or develop new ones.
    • ・To improve the quality of handling phone calls and to accurately understand inquiries or other communications with customers
    • ・To create, use, disclose or provide statistical data related to the Company’s services to the extent in which individuals cannot be identified
    • ・To process data so that individuals cannot be identified, and improve and enhance the Company’s services, or create, use or provide marketing materials
  2. (2)Personal information obtained through application forms for attendance to or at the time of events, seminars or other programs (including questionnaire answers), information about participants of events or seminars hosted by other companies, and personal information written in questionnaires
    • ・To host (organize and manage) seminars, events or other programs (including to provide participant information to co-hosting or sponsor companies)
    • ・To provide information about the Company or partner companies including those of products, services, events and seminars through postal mail, telephone, fax, email or other means.
    • ・To organize and manage campaigns or other activities
    • ・To conduct data analysis necessary to host events and seminars, or to improve the Company’s existing services or develop new ones.
  3. (3)Personal information obtained when receiving inquiries, opinions or other communications
    • ・To respond to various inquiries
    • ・To improve the quality of handling phone calls and to accurately understand inquiries or other communications with customers
    • ・To conduct data analysis necessary to improve the Company’s existing services or develop new ones (*The Company may record conversations for this purpose.)
  4. (4)Personal information of business partners
    • ・To select business partners, provide marketing/sales information, undertake processes for concluding agreements, manage transactions, and conduct tasks related to the above
    • ・To provide information about the Company or partner companies including those of products, services and events through postal mail, telephone, fax, email or other means.
  5. (5)Personal information disclosed in various public registers; personal information disclosed on the Web or other online media; personal information disclosed in books, newspapers, magazines or other print media; and personal information retained by database operators
    • ・To provide information about the Company or partner companies including those of products, services and events through postal mail, telephone, fax, email or other means.
    • ・To perform tasks related to the above, communicate with customers, undertake processes, or respond to inquiries
  6. (6)Personal information related to employees or job applicants
    • ・To undertake various processes including human resource-related tasks for employees (including retirees), job applicants and resignees, and to handle general communications and inquiries
  7. (7)Shareholder information
    • ・To manage shareholders based on the Companies Act and various other laws and ordinances, implement various shareholder-related initiatives, and contact shareholders
[Cases where personal information will be provided to a third party]
(1) In cases where the Company provides its services to customers of partner financial institutions or business corporations, and provides information obtained through its services (limited to information associated to customers of such partners) to such partners through electronic transmission or other means for the purpose of improving or enhancing the services or other attributes of such partners, or for other purposes stipulated by such partners
(2) In cases where the Company provides application information (e.g., name, company name or contact information) obtained through the Web or other media, or questionnaire information (e.g., name, company name, contact information or information written in questionnaires) obtained at a venue or through the Web or other media, to co-hosting or sponsor companies of seminars or events through postal mail, delivery by hand, electronic transmission or other means, for such companies to ascertain the needs or other information of participants, provide appropriate information, contact participants, or for other purposes.
To suspend the provision of information to co-hosting or sponsor companies, please contact the Company.
(3) In cases where the Company provides receipt information or other information through electronic transmission or other means to a company that provides services for converting receipt information or other information into text format, for the purpose of improving precision of relevant analyses or to utilize such information as statistical data
The Company shall not provide information to third parties in cases other than the above; provided, however, that the individual concerned consents or that provision of information is stipulated in laws or ordinances.
[Outsourcing]
The Company may outsource all or a portion of the handling of personal information within the scope necessary to achieve the purpose of use.
[Voluntariness of providing personal information]
While provision of personal information is voluntary, the Company may not adequately be able to serve the individual in cases where necessary personal information is not provided.
[Obtaining personal information through means in which identifying the individual is difficult]
The Company or third parties may use technology such as cookies or Web beacons for the purpose of improving the website’s usability, obtaining statistical information such as access statuses, or measuring advertising effects. The Company also collects IP addresses to manage the Site. In both cases, the Company shall only use such information for the purpose of appropriately and securely managing and operating services on the Site, and shall not obtain personal information that customers have not entered themselves.
[Process for responding to requests including those for disclosure]
With regards to personal information subject to disclosure, the Company shall respond to requests within the scope deemed to be rational in cases where the individual concerned or a representative of that individual makes requests including those for notification, disclosure or revision of the purpose of using personal information (i.e., revision, addition or deletion of contents), for suspension of use of or other action against the personal information (i.e., suspension of use or elimination), or suspension of provision of personal information to third parties. Please use the form designated by the Company (disclosure request form) when making a disclosure request. Please contact the point of contact below to request the form to be sent.
For identification purposes, please attach a copy of proof of identity (either of a driver’s license—crossing out the domicile of origin—health insurance card, pension handbook or passport) to the disclosure request form.
In cases where a representative makes the request, please attach the document below indicating that the individual concerned has consented to being represented by the representative, and a copy of the representative’s proof of identify (same as above).
For legal representatives: 1) transcript of family register, 2) certificate of registered matters for adult guardianship, or 3) other document that indicates the right of legal representation
For voluntary representatives: 1)letter of proxy (please attach a certificate of seal impression of the individual subject to personal information disclosure)
After the Company receives the disclosure request form and proof of identify documents, the Company shall notify in written form about the personal information for which the request for disclosure was made. The service fee for personal information disclosure requests or a request for notification of the purpose of using personal information is JPY1,000. Please transfer the amount to the Company’s designated bank account.
1. Name or title of the business operator
Money Forward, Inc.
2. Position and contact information of the personal information protection manager
CISO (Chief Information Security Officer)
17F Morinaga Plaza Building (main building), 5-33-1 Shiba,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
https://moneyforward.com/feedback/new
3. Personal information subject to disclosure and purpose of use
Please refer to the aforementioned “Disclosure of purpose of using personal information.”
4. Point of contact for complaints about the handling of personal information subject to disclosure, or for requests including those for disclosure
Money Forward, Inc.
Point of contact for inquiries about personal information
17F Morinaga Plaza Building (main building), 5-33-1 Shiba,
Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-0014
https://moneyforward.com/feedback/new
5. Authorized personal information protection organization and point of contact for requests to resolve complaints
The Company is a member of the following authorized personal information protection organization:
JIPDEC
Office for consultations or complaints concerning personal information protection
Roppongi First Building, 1-9-9 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-0032
Tel: +81-3-5860-7565/0120-700-779
[This is not a point of contact for inquiries about the Company’s products or services.]


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