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The GLOBIS Group* (hereafter, GLOBIS or Group) recognizes the importance of complying with laws and regulations governing the protection of personal information and safeguarding privacy to ensure the safe and secure use of our services. Therefore, we have established a system for promoting compliance across the Group and developed internal regulations in our commitment to handle personal information with the utmost care.

Yoshito Hori
Founder and President of GLOBIS

This privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) applies to the use of all GLOBIS websites (“Websites”), mobile applications (“Mobile Apps”) and other services, products and software provided by GLOBIS linking to or posting this Privacy Policy (collectively, our “Services”).

Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we process personal information about you, including when you visit or use our Services, attend a GLOBIS event, or otherwise interact with us. This Privacy Policy also describes your choices regarding the use, access, and correction of your personal information.

GLOBIS refers to the following company, subsidiaries, affiliates and related entities: GLOBIS Corporation; GLOBIS Capital Partners & Co.; the Educational Corporation of GLOBIS University; GLOBIS China Co., Ltd.; GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.; GLOBIS Asia Campus Pte. Ltd.; GLOBIS Thailand Co., Ltd.; GLOBIS USA Inc.; GLOBIS Europe BV; GLOBIS Manila Inc.; G1 Institute, and General Incorporated Foundation KIBOW.

Notice to California Residents

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA) California residents have rights with respect to their personal information. If you are a California resident, please read the CCPA notice to learn about GLOBIS’s information collection practices, your rights and how to exercise them.

Notice to EEA Residents

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or the United Kingdom, please read the GLOBIS Europe Privacy Policy to understand how we process personal information about you.

Table of Contents

Use of Personal Information

GLOBIS’s businesses include a graduate school of management, a non-degree business school, corporate training, publications, management research, venture capital, G1, and KIBOW.

While providing our Services, performing associated tasks, and hiring or contracting individuals in these businesses, GLOBIS makes use of personal information for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy only where we have a valid legal ground for doing so under applicable data protection law. The legal ground will depend on the purpose for which we process your personal information and the data protection law that applies with respect to our activities in your jurisdiction.

Providing services and performing associated tasks in our business, such as confirming applications and handling the payment of fees:

  • To confirm applications to our Services
  • To screen applicants for qualifications
  • To provide the Services for which customers have applied
  • To deliver books, instructional materials and other products to customers
  • To send invoices to customers for Services purchased
  • To send documents requested by customers
  • To confirm registrations for events and seminars
  • To confirm subscriptions to email communications such as newsletters
  • To respond to inquiries

Surveying, analyzing and improving our Services and developing new Services:

  • To improve existing Services (such as improvements in effectiveness and efficiency of service delivery, quality of contents, materials as well as methodologies in the area of teaching and learning) and develop new Services, by measuring and analyzing quality, customer satisfaction, and customer needs and requirements
  • To communicate with customers and to conduct research about use of our Services
  • To request that customers complete surveys and/or research questionnaires related to current or future Services that we may offer

Providing information and related services that may be useful to customers:

  • To provide information on related Services, events and seminars targeting previous users of our Services (e.g., providing email newsletters and pamphlets)
  • To provide information on Services, events and seminars that may be useful to customers and business partners who have provided their business cards when participating in our events, seminars, or business meetings. (e.g., providing email newsletters and pamphlets)
  • To share aggregated, non-personal information on demographics and characteristics of previous service users to explain our Services to third parties

Advertising and marketing:

  • To advertise our Services to our users by emails and/or other means of delivery with the consent of the recipient, where required.
  • To deliver adverts via the Internet, including behavioural targeting adverts, or by direct mail (by paper) and to target people with certain demographic/behavioural attributes which we think may therefore be interested in our business or Services. In doing so, we may, with prior consent to this Privacy Policy or where necessary, provide personal data such as email addresses to social media ad platforms.
  • To measure the effectiveness of advertising and to analyze marketing strategies

Operating business related to investment:

  • To review investment in and sale of stock, etc.
  • To undertake due diligence and money laundering checks as required by applicable law
  • To manage securities held
  • To perform other associated tasks

Screening and contacting candidates in the process of hiring or contracting staff and independent contractors, and managing human resources after hiring or contracting:

  • To provide information to, contact, and notify applicants for hiring or contracting as well as hiring/staffing agents/companies regarding employment at or contracting with GLOBIS
  • To make hiring and contracting decisions in the process of screening applicants
  • To assess skills, qualifications, and suitability of a candidates for the roles applied for
  • To carry out background and reference checks, where applicable
  • To keep records related to our hiring processes
  • To comply with legal or regulatory requirements
  • To conduct tasks related to human resources management after an applicant is hired by or enters into contract with GLOBIS

Jointly Utilizing Personal Information Among GLOBIS

GLOBIS may jointly utilize personal information it has acquired, as shown below, among affiliates and global offices, including GLOBIS Corporation; GLOBIS Capital Partners & Co.; the Educational Corporation of GLOBIS University; GLOBIS China Co., Ltd.; GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.; GLOBIS Asia Campus Pte. Ltd.; GLOBIS Thailand Co., Ltd.: GLOBIS USA Inc.; GLOBIS Europe BV; GLOBIS Manila Inc.; G1 Institute, and General Incorporated Foundation KIBOW.

Personal information that may be jointly utilized among GLOBIS:

  • For students and customers: A record of Services provided by GLOBIS; contact information; dates of birth; records of inquiries, interviews, applications, entrance application screenings and admissions; records of attendances and course transcripts; records and results of service use; records of questionnaires; records of graduation, leaves of absence, suspensions and expulsions.
  • For prospective staff members: Contact information; dates of birth; academic records; career records; certifications held; reason for application; records of inquiries and interviews; and other information related to the individuals subject to the process of hiring or contracting.

Purpose of jointly utilizing personal information among GLOBIS:

  • For students and customers: To provide appropriate information and guidance, to facilitate application procedures, to provide Services to students and customers, and to make improvements in relation to the Graduate School of Management, corporate training, events, seminars, and all related Services.
  • For prospective staff members: To screen and contact candidates in the process of hiring or contracting staff and independent contractors, and to manage human resources after hiring or contracting.

Safety measures on jointly utilizing personal information with GLOBIS entities outside Japan:

The personal information collected by GLOBIS is hosted in Japan and is subject to Japanese law. The transfer of any personal information from the EEA or UK to Japan is conducted in reliance on the current adequacy decision relating to Japan.

When jointly using personal information with GLOBIS Group companies outside of Japan, GLOBIS applies the same internal regulations, privacy policies, etc. to those GLOBIS companies outside of Japan as it does to GLOBIS Corporation in Japan, and continuously takes the safety measures equivalent to those required by the Act on the Protection of Personal Information in Japan.

Persons responsible for jointly utilizing personal information among GLOBIS:

Please see “Representative and Administrators” below.

Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

GLOBIS may share personal information with trusted third-party service providers, including those providers who perform services on GLOBIS’s behalf in connection with our Services. The services provided by such third parties include services in the following categories: processing payments on our behalf, sending marketing communications on our behalf, authenticating identities on our behalf, helping us to create or maintain our databases, helping us to research or analyze data relating to visitors to our Services and maintaining the security of our Services, backend support services, data analysis and visualization support services, insurance services, and commissioned mailing house services.

GLOBIS shall not provide personal information to any third party apart from trusted third-party service providers under contract, as well as the aforementioned GLOBIS entities, except under the following circumstances:

  • When GLOBIS has received consent from the customer in advance
  • When GLOBIS needs to confirm the authenticity and validity of accounts with financial institutions, etc., for settling payment for services
  • When GLOBIS is required to do so under the law or regulations, or when necessary to protect human life, body, or property
  • When sharing personal information in conjunction with succession of business due to merger, financing, acquisition or dissolution, transition, sale, transfer, divestiture, or disclosure of all or a portion of our business or assets, or other reason

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our trusted third-party service providers under contract to use your personal information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Personal Information We Collect

When you use or access our Services or otherwise interact with us, we may collect a variety of information about you and others, as described below. Such information includes, but is not limited to, information about you which is in a form that permits us to identify you either on its own or in combination with other available information (your “personal information”).

Information you provide to us (direct or via a third party)

We obtain certain information when you provide it to us, or that someone on your behalf (such as your employer) provides to us. For example, when you request information such as via the ordering of a brochure, apply for a MBA or pre-MBA course, access and use our Services, when you sign up for our newsletter, report a problem, apply for a job with us, or communicate with us by phone, email or otherwise. The types of information may include:

  • Identity data, such as information that identifies you or your personal characteristics, including your name, username or similar identifier, marital status, title, date of birth and gender.
  • Contact information, such as billing address, postal address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Credentials, such as passwords, password hints or similar security information used for authentication and account access.
  • Course information, such as records of inquiries, interviews, applications, entrance application screenings and admissions, records of attendances and course transcripts, records and results of Service use, completed questionnaires, records of graduation, leaves of absence, suspensions and expulsions.
  • Transaction data, such as details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.
  • Marketing data, such as your preferences in receiving marketing from us, or your subscription preferences when you sign up to any email alerts, newsletters and other GLOBIS mailing lists.
  • Candidate data, such as employment history, qualifications, academic qualifications and education records, and any other information that you provide to us when applying for a job with us, for example in your curriculum vitae, a covering letter, on an application form or during an interview, or that we have received from a recruitment agency or background check provider.

We may also receive information about you from third parties, e.g., when you choose to access or log-in to a third party service (such as a social media website) from our Services . If you log-in via Google Sign-In or another third-party service, we ask your permission to access certain information on that account. For example, we may receive your name and email address. We do not access or obtain any information beyond the information you decide to give us (via your privacy settings) or that the service shares with us.

Information we collect automatically

When you use or access our Services, we collect certain information about you and your use of our Services through automated means. This information may include (without limitation):

  • Device information, such as your Internet Protocol (IP) address, unique device identifiers, device data (including manufacturer, make and model), operating system, mobile network information, computer and connection information, browser type, existing applications, browsing activity, date and time, and non-precise or general device location information (e.g., city, or region, country, language). We also may collect any telephone number from which you contact us.
  • Log data, including information associated with your activities on our Services, including information about the way you interact with our Services or any content thereon, statistics regarding your page views and traffic to and from our Services, and the number of bytes transferred, hyperlinks clicked, and other actions you take. Our Services may also track information such as the URL that you visited before you come to the Services and the URL to which you next go.

We combine this information with information you give to us and that we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined personal information for purposes set out in this Privacy Policy (depending on the types of information we receive).

Cookies and similar technologies

GLOBIS and our service providers use cookies and similar technologies (such as pixel tags and web beacons, collectively “cookies”). A “cookie” is a piece of data that web servers install on a user’s system. GLOBIS Websites and Mobile Apps use cookies for the following purposes:

  • To confirm membership for exclusive services that require log-in
  • To analyze website access, including the numbers of visitors
  • To analyze information such as above and display customized website content
  • To improve existing Services and develop new Services by analyzing customers’ uses of our Services
  • To analyze and improve the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing

In addition, advertisements such as banner ads may also place third party cookies. Please review the policies for the use of cookies of these advertisements. External websites may display GLOBIS advertisements via third party ad distributors. Cookies may be used in such advertisements. Please review the policies of the corresponding ad distributors for their use of cookies. You can opt-out of those cookies by accessing their websites. For more information about cookies, the following website provides useful information:

Security Measures

To ensure appropriate handling and protection of personal information, GLOBIS has policies, rules and procedures in place to handle personal information, appoints persons in charge of handling and protecting personal information, and establishes a system for swiftly reporting and communicating within the organization and to its management of information incidents, violations (and signs of violations), as well as to the governmental authorities of the applicable jurisdiction as required.

GLOBIS takes every reasonable action including appropriate physical and technical security control measures to protect personal information from unauthorized access, loss, destruction, change, and leakage.

GLOBIS may provide personal information to business partners or operators to whom GLOBIS entrusts a whole or part of the handling of personal information by contract in which they have agreed to properly handle said information strictly for the purposes mentioned above.

GLOBIS provides necessary training to ensure proper handling and protection of personal information to its staff. GLOBIS exercises necessary and appropriate supervision over its staff, independent contractors, and business partners. Furthermore, we regularly conduct reviews and continually improve our internal system and organizational structure to ensure compliance with laws and regulations related to personal information, take preventive measures and the supervision of staff, independent contractors, and business partners to whom GLOBIS may entrust its operations.

GLOBIS Websites use SSL encrypted communication to ensure secure data transmission for pages in which personal information has been provided for inquiries, applications or member log-in pages. SSL is a transmission protocol for data transmission between a web server and client browsers.

Regarding member log-in pages, users are strongly urged to carefully manage their IDs and passwords. Careless misuse or disclosure of IDs and/or passwords can lead to the leaking of your information.

Please exercise appropriate judgment whenever disclosing your personal information or any other important information when using Services that are open to other users, such as message boards and mailing lists offered by GLOBIS.

Storage of Personal Information

We will store your personal information in a form which permits your identification for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which such personal information is processed. Please note, however, that we may retain and use your personal information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements and rights, or if it is not technically and/or reasonably feasible to remove it. Consistent with these requirements, and to the extent required or permitted (as the case may be) by applicable law, we will try to delete your personal information quickly upon request.

Privacy Policy Changes

GLOBIS may, in its sole discretion, change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If we make any changes, we will notify you by posting the revised Privacy Policy on this page and by revising the revision date at the bottom of this Privacy Policy.

Where the changes are material, we may also choose to provide you with additional notice (such as by adding a notice to our Services prior to the changes becoming effective, or by sending you an email notification).

Disclosure, Correction, Suspension of Use, Deletion, etc.

GLOBIS makes every effort to maintain the accuracy and currency of personal information we have obtained, and we promptly respond to customer requests to disclose, correct, suspend the use of, or delete information once the identity of the customer has been verified.

Some of the Services provided by GLOBIS permit users to access and update their personal information on a Website specifically set up for this purpose.

For more information or to exercise your rights, please contact the person in charge of each Service or submit your inquiry here.

Representative and Administrators

  • Yoshito Hori, Founder and President, GLOBIS Corporation
    Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
  • Sonoko Igarashi, GLOBIS Group Compliance Committee Administrator, GLOBIS Corporation
    Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
  • Satoshi Hirose, Compliance Committee Administrator
    The Educational Corporation of GLOBIS University
    Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
  • Yoshito Hori, CEO, GLOBIS Capital Partners & Co.
    Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
  • Yoshito Hori, President, G1 Institute
    Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
  • Yoshito Hori, President, General Incorporated Foundation KIBOW
    Sumitomo Fudosan Kojimachi Bldg., 5-1 Niban-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0084
  • Lihua Zhao, President, GLOBIS China Co., Ltd.
    Rm.04-162, 4/F, No.328 Tiantong Rd., Hongkou District, Shanghai, 200008, China
  • Takashi Tsutsumi, CEO, GLOBIS Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
    12 Marina View #29-02, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
  • Takashi Tsutsumi, CEO, GLOBIS Asia Campus Pte. Ltd.
    12 Marina View #29-02, Asia Square Tower 2, Singapore 018961
  • Takashi Tsutsumi, CEO, GLOBIS Thailand Co., Ltd.
    M Thai Tower, All Seasons Place 23Fl., 87 Wireless Road, Lumpini, Phatumwan Bangkok 10330 Thailand
  • Tomoya Nakamura, President, GLOBIS USA Inc.
    95 Third Street, 2nd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
  • Toru Takahashi, President & CEO, GLOBIS Europe BV
    Pegasuslaan 5, 1831 Machelen, Belgium
  • Nica Magnaye, President, GLOBIS Manila Inc.
    9/F, ArthaLand Century Pacific Tower, 5th Avenue, Corner 30th St, Taguig, 1634 Metro Manila, Philippines

GLOBIS Websites may contain links to external websites. Clicking on one of these links will transfer the visitor to the websites of our partners, advertisers and others. Be aware that the privacy policies of these other parties may differ from ours, and GLOBIS bears no responsibility for them. Please read the privacy policies of each website which is linked to ours.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding our Privacy Policy, or the way GLOBIS collects, uses, or otherwise processes your personal information, please contact us HERE.

Date of last revision: February 21, 2024